• September 18, 2020 /  Football

    Napoli duo successfully obtain the signature of Real Madrid, Gonzalo Higuain after Raul Albiol now turn the sky blue uniform Napoli agree.
    Higuain mentioned previously successfully landed Napoli for a fee of 35 million euros, now Albiol was also obtained with membayara 12 million euros to Madrid.
    Albiol is reportedly going to get a contract for four years. Before getting Higuain and Albiol, Napoli advance successfully bring another Madrid player Jose Callejon.

     

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  • September 12, 2020 /  Football

    Loaned to Napoli for a season, it seems there would be no way back to Liverpool for Pepe Reina at the end of next season.
    Spanish goalkeeper was finally officially released to the runner-up camp Serie A on loan for a year. Reds manager, Brendan Rodgers calls for financial reasons the club was behind his decision to give up Reina to San Paolo.
    But according to The Daily Star, Reina likely will not return to Anfield if lending period is completed. Sources close to the player claim he will only return the cat to Barcelona next summer.
    Reina reportedly already signed a pre-contract to return to the home club. He will instantly right on time digaet current Blaugrana goalkeeper Victor Valdes pull of the Nou Camp at the end of summer 2014 contract. [bnt]

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  • September 11, 2020 /  Football, Sports Rule

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    Kirsten Nematandani, Dennis Mumble and three others were suspended from their posts until immediately following the fourth investigation into the alleged involvement in the regulation four games ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
    Fifa investigation found that brokers match Safa infiltrated by Wilson Perumal Singapore Football 4U hers and organizations.
    Perumal set the referee in the match against Thailand, Bulgaria, Colombia and Guetamala. The match result is known is set to benefit a betting syndicate Asia.
    Safa said the statement on the website of the organization “accept Fifa report is” and adds that “the commission of inquiry will be set up, under the leadership of a retired judge, to fully investigate the matter and the members whose names are mentioned in the report.”
    The report also said, “Safa apologized to Fifa and take serious action to address them.”
    Safa vice-president Mwelo Nonkonyana who has been asked to act as an officer while replacing Nematandani said, “This is a difficult situation for the association and for those whose names are mentioned in the report.
    “We hope there will be no speculation as to whether they are guilty or not. We need to let the investigation take place quickly and fairly, so that they can separate the innocent from the guilty.”
    South Africa’s 5-0 victory over Guetamala and 2-1 over Colombia in May 2010, two weeks before the World Cup starts has long been suspected.
    Nigerian referee Ibrahim Chaibou gave three penalties for handball in the match with Guetamala and Fifa has tried to interrogate him for more than a year for his handling of a number of matches.
    The third goal in a match against Colombia, which is overseen by a Kenyan official, came from a penalty kick.

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  • September 11, 2020 /  Football

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    Bournemouth – you really never know when it comes up to you and the lucky one as experienced boy named Charlie Silverwood 11 years old when he watched his favorite team, Bournemouth.

    Charlie along with thousands of other Bournemouth supporters present at Goldsands Stadium on Sunday (21/07/2013) evening hrs to watch his team action against Spanish giants Real Madrid.

    For Charlie and other support is certainly a matter of pride that his team is caste residents could Championship duel with a team like Madrid.

    Unfortunately the day did not go smoothly for Charlie when in the middle of the first round, a tight ball hurtling towards him and had no time to dodge, Charlie was trying to protect his face with his left hand.

    Immediately Charlie also left hand on the wrist and a fractured right however indirectly Charlie went and sought help pertana, but continued to watch the game until the finish.

    Investigate a investigate Charlie turns the ball when it is exposed to Cristiano Ronaldo free kick that floated over the bar as he was sitting right behind the goal Bournemouth in the first round.

    After the match the players of Madrid and Bournemouth was told about the incident that happened to Charlie. Instantly it was also Ronaldo and his colleagues give a gift to Charlie the form containing the signature jersey all player El Real, while Bournemouth gave the ball which has also been signed by hand.

    The two gifts were no doubt make Charlie happy and can momentarily forget the tragedy that happened to him.

    “Finding your arm broken in this way was spectacular,” said Charlie as reported by Football Espana.

    “I want to say that I prefer this way than falling from a tree as my father had ever experienced,” he continued.

    “You never think it can happen. If I do not lift my left hand, and let the ball hit my face, I could be missing front teeth,” said he.

     

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  • Assou-Ekotto: It’s Sad to See FECAFOOT Suspended

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    September 6, 2020 /  Football
    Indomitable lions defender, Benoit Assou-Ekotto has told Reuters Cameroon’s suspension from international football by FIFA because of alleged government interference in the country’s football federation will be resolved.
    “It is sad to see the Cameroon federation in this kind of situation but I’m sure the problem will be solved soon and we will hopefully qualify for the World Cup,” the Tottenham Hotspur left back told the London based international news agency Friday.

    The temporal ban imposed by the world’s football governing body came soon after Cameroon learned they would top the qualifying group because Togo fielded an ineligible player against them.

    It’s feared that if the ban is not lifted by September 6 Cameroon will not be able to play their final game against Libya and may be expelled from the qualification process for the 2014 finals in Brazil.

    Assou-Ekotto, 29, who joined Tottenham in 2006 from Lens, told Reuters he was happy at White Hart Lane despite local media speculation that he might soon leave the club.

    Asked about his future, he said: “When you spend seven years somewhere it is obvious you are happy there. I am not a man who likes to swap his team every two or three years and the club is a part of my world. I want to stay at Tottenham.”
    Assou-Ekotto, known for his forthright opinions and social conscience, believes there is more to life than football and said it was important to give back to communities.

    Assou-Ekotto is expected in Cameroon on Monday July 8, with a charity that is helping to save the sight of millions. “I want to help people to have a better life,” he said, before heading for a remote village to administer the 250 millionth treatment for river blindness for the international development organisation Sightsavers.

    “As footballers we have a chance to do things that can save the life of someone and by this treatment we can help someone to enjoy life. I’d never heard of this treatment before and it will be a fantastic experience for me to go and learn about them.”

    The World Health Organisation estimates that 37 million people are infected by river blindness – or onchocerciasis – in Africa with over 300,000 people already blinded by the disease. It is transmitted through the bite of a black fly, which breeds in fast-flowing water.

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  • Allegri: Milan Will Difficulty in Big Three

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    August 29, 2020 /  Football

    Allenatore AC Milan, Massimiliano Allegri predicting Serie A season 2013/2014 will be tough. In fact not denied opportunities Rossoneri Allegri again perched in the top three will be very difficult.

    Allegri prediction is not without reason. Rival Milan clubs are now clean up by bringing in new players. Inter Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina and Napoli strengthen the ranks in the transfer market this summer.

    Last season Milan managed to finish third after a stumbling start to the season. Milan is under Juventus and Napoli to make sure to appear in the Champions League.

    “Every year is different but Juventus still the favorites in my opinion. They bring in quality players sorts [Carlos] Tevez, [Fernando] Llorente and [Angelo] Ogbonna,” said Allegri reported by Soccerway.

    Therefore, Allegri confident competition in the top three will be tight this season. “It would be more difficult for Milan than last season because Juve and also six other teams will fight for the top three,” said Allegri.

    “Inter Milan became stronger with the arrival of [Walter] Mazzarri and they will play once a week. Romans brought [Kevin] Strootman, a player with vast experience, although still young,” said Allegri.

    “So also with Napoli, Lazio and Fiorentina will be increasingly difficult to be conquered so the competition will be tougher,” he continued.
    For Allegri, this season will be the fourth season after being appointed coach of the Rossoneri in the summer of 2010.

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  • Borussia Dortmund: Door Always Open For Shinji Kagawa

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    August 26, 2020 /  Football

    Borussia Dortmund: Pintu Selalu Terbuka Untuk Shinji Kagawa

    Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke stated the club will welcome the return of Shinji Kagawa with open arms when the Japanese midfielder left Manchester United.

    Kagawa joined Dortmund to Old Trafford in 2012, but he struggled to meet the high expectations in his first season in the Premier League.

    Kagawa recently stated keinginnnya back to Dortmund at a later time, and Watzke stated that the attacking midfielder will always be welcome in Signal Uduna Park.

    “The door is always open for Shinji. Transfer is not an issue at this time,” said Watzke told Bild.

    Kagawa contract with United still in effect until the summer of 2016, but his agent, Thomas Kroth, said his client did not immediately leave.

    “For now I hope Shinji survive at Manchester United. However, you never know what’s going on in football,” Kroth said.

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  • Higuain get Closer to Napoli

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    August 19, 2020 /  Football

    Napoli – Gonzalo Higuain will most likely soon be a Napoli player. The Argentina striker has been rumored to be in Italy to continue the process of transfer to the Stadio San Paolo.

    Diansir Italian Football, Higuain had landed in the city of Rome on this day, Wednesday (24/7), and immediately underwent medical tests. Napoli reportedly put up 37 million euros for Real Madrid to get the 25-year-old player, beyond a certain bonus amount can be up to 3 million euros.

    Higuain joined Les Merengues in 2006. When digaet of the River Plate, he was rewarded with a transfer value of 12 million euro nominal.

    During the joint El Real, the 25-year-old attacker was a success, although in the last few seasons have played alternately with striker Karim Benzema as a starter. Total Higuain Madrid appeared in 187 games and 107 goals packing.

    Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, was intending to improve the team after losing Cavani who sold to Paris Saint-Germain. Previous Higuain industrious associated with two other clubs: Juventus and Arsenal.

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  • Ambitious Of Tottenham To Translucent Champions League

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    August 19, 2020 /  Football

    Tottenham Berambisi Tembus Liga Champions

    Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas insists his team’s ambition is to penetrate in the Champions League season 2013/14.

    Spurs, who currently resides in Hong Kong, would like to reply to the failure of the last two years, in which they almost succeeded in holding the Champions League.

    “We want to be the club qualify for the Champions League,” said Villas-Boas. “That is our main ambition. We were able to do it this time.”

    Tottenham will begin their adventures in the Premier League away games with diving face Crystal Palace on August 18.

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  • Revisiting the Chris Wondolowski argument, now in a bigger and better context

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    August 11, 2020 /  Football

    The book on Chris Wondolowski has usually read like this: sensational striker in league play who may be stretched to make an impact internationally.

    It’s really not an awful thing to pin on someone; nobody is accusing the man of drowning kittens here. Taylor Twellman and Jason Kries were other examples of terrific strikers in Major League Soccer who probably reached their top level in league soccer.

    Only, with Wondolowski, a few fans and a selected bunch from the chattering class got caught up in the moment and lost some larger context recently. The Earthquakes’ forward did hit six goals in three matches – but the quality of competition was league level. Given international caliber service and backed by international level teammates, Wondolowski is certainly capable of doing the business against overmatched regional small fries.

    But it always looked like typical sports overreaction, this flawed tendency to make big, sweeping judgments from every match. (Or, in this case, the false bottom of a short series of them.)

    So a week ago, some people were already handing him a ticket to Brazil. Very prematurely so. I wrote as much six days ago.

    Now here we are today with two more samples to study. Wondolowski went 77 minutes last week against Costa Rica and then 60 on Sunday against El Salvador. Total goals: zero.

    (MORE: What we learned about the United States vs. El Salvador)

    He wasn’t awful, not by any stretch. “Wondo” is just not the difference maker that Landon Donovan is. He’s not the athlete that Eddie Johnson is. He doesn’t have the ability to create on his own the way some others in the U.S. player pool can. Wondolowski’s game gets somewhat limited at international level.

    Here’s what MLSSoccer.com’s player ratings had to say: “One simple assist pass aside, Wondo was often either stranding himself from the offense or slowing it down. It didn’t help his cause that Eddie Johnson replaced him with such a strong display.”

    The New York Times was more harsh still in its ratings. “Never seemed to find a place in the quick-moving U.S. attack.”  Jeff Carlisle at ESPN FC did like the striker’s link-up play, offering that is “was miles better than it was against Costa Rica, as he set up Corona’s goal and sprung Donovan with a telling through ball.” But he also noted the struggle “with some of El Salvador’s physical antics.”

    It’s not over; two matches remain. The problem is Johnson, the Seattle Sounders’ striker scored immediately upon coming on Sunday. He seems certain to start in Wednesday’s semifinal, which means the San Jose man’s minutes will dwindle fast.

    As I also wrote last week, roster spots are always a zero-sum game; for every roster winner there is a roster loser, in other words. Wondolowski may or may not make the final 23 for Brazil, but you have to circle the man you want knocked aside.

    Jurgen Klinsmann pattern of player selection says that Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Herculez Gomez and Eddie Johnson are all ahead of Wondolowski in the forward depth  pool. (Depending on how you want to count Dempsey, that is.) Landon Donovan is, too; we can probably all agree on that.

    Today, Joe Corona looks more likely to make the roster than Wondolowski, even if he is  playing a slightly different position. Either way, it’s a roster spot, and that’s one more obstacle in a very good forward’s path to Brazil.

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