• FIFA end Cameroon exile

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    April 20, 2020 /  Football

    Cameroon have been welcomed back to the world of international football after FIFA lifted their competitive ban on Monday.

    The Cameroon Football Association were on July 4 excluded from all international action due to the country’s government becoming involved in the running of the national team.

    The news came as a massive blow to the Indomitable Lions as they were in danger of missing out on playing their final 2014 World Cup qualifier, where they will meet Libya to decide who goes through from the group stages.

    However, coach Volker Finke’s men will now be able to defend their top-spot in Group I after FIFA confirmed the ban had been lifted.

    A statement from world football’s governing body read: “FIFA passed a decision (Monday), 22 July 2013, to lift the suspension of the Cameroonian Football Association (FECAFOOT) given that the conditions previously set have been met.

    “As requested by the FIFA Emergency Committee, the normalisation committee that was appointed on 20 July 2013 was able to take up its duties this Monday, 22 July 2013, at the FECAFOOT headquarters, with FIFA and CAF observers present.

    “The lifting of the suspension means that FECAFOOT’s clubs, officials and other representatives can immediately resume their activities, which had been interrupted. The same applies for the resumption of the courses and various programmes provided by FIFA, CAF and other member associations.

    “FIFA and CAF will continue to closely monitor the situation, particularly in relation to the revision of the FECAFOOT statutes.”

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  • Kompany: Big spending not Guarantee Success City Next Season

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    April 20, 2020 /  Football

    Hong Kong – Manchester City have spent a lot of money, although the new transfer window opened earlier this month. But it is not a guarantee to be able to bring the Citizens success next season.

    So far four players brought in by the City that Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic. Total of about 100 pounds, also has spent to bring his fourth club management.

    With the new transfer window ending 2 September, it is quite possible there will be another top names who entered into such habits City Etihad Stadium in previous seasons, which always bring in star players.

    Examples are when winning the Premier League in season 2011/2012, they are investing heavily to buy Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri, James Milner, David Silva, and others.

    When compared with city rivals Manchester United, who are still cool and calm in this transfer window, City may say one step ahead in preparation for the title next season. But that does not mean they will be easily able to snatch the title from Manchester United.

    “It’s not enough just to spend a lot of money, I think the other teams are also doing the same thing. Should be something special, but we will do what we can in preparation for this time period,” said team captain, Vincent Kompany, as reported by ESPN.

    “Buying new players are important, but the way we make preparations so far so good and we want to do our best to be a team that can compete in all competitions,” he continued.

    “You can ask this to five or six clubs and certainly the same answer. Premie League That’s why so most competitive league in the world.”

    Kompany further mention that solidity team during the current season is the most important thing to be able to bring the team’s success. Unlike last season where City many internal problems plagued the team that one of them dispute with Mario Balotelli Roberto Mancini.

    This is also a hard task that must be carried Manuel Pellegrini as the new City Manager. Especially in the last two test matches they always defeat in the pre-season tour to South Africa.

    “Football is more than just buying a new player.’s About the team, be a family and he himself also. When he came, we ensure comfort for him because it is not easy being away from your home,” said he.

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  • Peruzzi’s Sunderland move set to go ahead despite failed medical

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    April 12, 2020 /  Football

    Sunderland is closing in on the signing of Velez Sarsfield fullbackGino Peruzzi despite the player failing initial medical tests, the Argentine club has confirmed.

    Peruzzi has agreed in principle to join the Black Cats, and he travelled with Velez general managers Julio Baldomar and Eduardo Ordonez to England to further the negotiations. He was found to have an issue with his knee ligaments, which were initially damaged during a Copa Argentina defeat to Olimpo in April.

    Sunderland insisted on further tests being carried out at the Villa Stuart Sport Clinic in Rome, but exercises of the affected area yielded positive results.

    Black Cats manager Paolo Di Canio and his squad have travelled to Hong Kong to participate in the Barclays Asia Trophy, but club officials have indicated to Velez that the deal will be finalized later this week.

    Di Canio has been busy re-shaping his squad during the offseason, as he looks to build on a 17th-place finish during the previous campaign. Peruzzi would become the Di Canio’s 10th signing of the transfer window, joining the likes of USA striker Jozy Altidore, Modibo Diakite and Emanuele Giaccherini in making the switch to the Stadium of Light.

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  • Toronto FC announce signing of Spanish midfielder Alvaro Rey

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    April 9, 2020 /  Football

    oronto FC have added a new player, and a new nationality, to their roster during the open transfer window.

    The club announced Thursday they have signed Spanish midfielder Álvaro Rey. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per team and league policy.

    Rey, 24, most recently played for Xérez in the Spanish second division, where he scored three goals in 28 appearances. A product of the Real Betis youth system, Rey also played with Spanish second division side Gimnastic de Tarragona before joining Xérez.

    “Álvaro trained with the team for several weeks last month, and played in a reserve match with us against Montreal. He’s very technical and quick, and is good at taking on defenders,” Toronto FC president and general manager Kevin Payne told the team’s website. “He offers something different than we typically see in MLS and we think he’ll help our team become more dangerous.”

    Rey will be added to the roster and eligible to play once his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) arrives.

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  • RD Bring U-23 Players to Fight Chelsea

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    April 9, 2020 /  Football

    National Team Agency (BTN) released the list of Indonesia’s squad for the exhibition match against Chelsea at the Bung Karno Main Stadium, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (25/7). A total of 22 players called up to face Frank Lampard et al.
    Indonesian squad against Chelsea in contrast to the previous two games, each against Arsenal and Liverpool. In such a position coach, Rahmat Darmawan plotted to deal with the team name Indonesia BNI All-Stars.
    Existence RD, greeting Rahmat Darmawan, not without cause. BTN is specializing match against Chelsea, to give opportunity to the U-23 national team players, who trained RD. A total of 11 U-23 national team players will be included, while the remaining 11 are senior national team players.
    The players BNI Indonesia All-Stars lodged at Hotel JW Marriot. According to the plan, the players will be doing exercises on field Soetasoma 77, Halim Perdana Kusuma, Monday (22/7) evening. It became the first practice for penggawa Indonesia, before on 23 and 24 July, Rahmat Darmawan foster children in SUGBK practice. [Bnt]
    The following 22 players BNI Indonesia All-Stars:
    1. Kurnia Meiga Story – Arema
    2. Hasim Kipuw – Arema
    3. Sanjaya Pellu Ahmad Rizki – PBR
    4. Bayu Sanggiawan Slot – Persisam
    5. Egi Melgiansyah – Arema
    6. Rashid Assahid Bakri – PSM
    7. Andik Vermansyah – Persebaya 1927
    8. Hendra Adi Bayauw – Semen Padang
    9. Syamsir Alam – DC United
    10. Agung Supriyanto – Persijap Jepara
    11. Seftia Hadi – Mitra Kukar
    12. Muhamad Roby – Persisam
    13. Victor Chukwuekezie Igbonefo – Arema
    14. Raphael Guillermo Eduardo Maitimo – Mitra Kukar
    15. Ruben Karel Sanadi – Roma
    16. Ahmad Bustomi – Mitra Kukar
    17. Ferdinand Sinaga – Persisam
    18. Titus Bonai – Semen Padang
    19. Ajisaka – PSS
    20. Purwaka Yudhi – Arema.
    21. Hamka Hamsah – Mitra Kukar
    22. Greg Nwokolo – Arema

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  • Herbalife is New Official Nutrition Partner of 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup

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    April 6, 2020 /  Football

    Global nutrition company, Herbalife (HLF), has announced that it will become the Official Nutrition Partner of the 2013 Guinness International Champions Cup. This eight-team tournament, which features some of the world’s best and most prestigious football clubs from Spain, Italy, England and the United States, begins on July 27 and culminates with the championship final in Miami on August 7, 2013.

    Herbalife will activate around this sports marketing platform with promotional opportunities in and around participating venues. As the Official Nutrition Partner of the event, Herbalife will also provide teams with a range of nutrition products, including its sports drink, Herbalife24 Hydrate.

    The Guinness International Champions Cup, organized by Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, and broadcast by FOX, is the first-of-its-kind football tournament taking place across the globe with contests in Phoenix, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Valencia, Spain.

    This agreement is part of Herbalife’s broader sponsorship program aimed at promoting healthy and active lifestyles. Herbalife sponsors more than 150 events, teams and athletes around the world, including international football star, Cristiano Ronaldo; LA Galaxy in the U.S.; FC Pumas in Mexico; Brazilian team, Botafogo; Spartak-Moscow in Russia; and the national teams of Belgium and Venezuela.

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  • Respond Ilicic Relaxed Competition at Fiorentina

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    April 1, 2020 /  Football

    Firenze – Josip Ilicic never hesitated to join Fiorentina. For business playing position and guarantee so starter, he was not too bothered.

    25 years old attacking midfielder was recruited with the official nine million euros and coupled with a performance bonus clauses. Italian club Fiorentina a second after the last three seasons defending Palermo.

    He was pretty sharp last season, scoring 11 goals from 31 games in all competitions. However, he was unable to save Rosanero from the relegation zone.

    “When my agent called to tell Fiorentina offer, I did not hesitate at all,” said Ilicic to Firenze Viola and told Football Italia.

    “Fiorentina have proved last year that they are the strongest team in Italy. They play beautiful football and there are many champions here, led by a coach who is very ready. Fiorentina is a team built to win.”

    Stevan Jovetic’s departure to Manchester City left a hole in attack Vincenzo Montella. Ilicic have a chance to fill it, even though he personally claimed ready to be placed anywhere.

    Owner of 22 caps with the national team that Slovenia still has to compete with other players such as Adem Ljajic and Joaquin Sanchez. Problem is, he did not want to bother.

    “Too early to talk about tactics, but I was a flexible player so we just have to wait and see into the future.”

    “I will talk with the coach, but it will not be difficult to play with so many attacking players who have character. Personally I am not too concerned about competition in the team.”

    Vincenzo Montella’s side to be one of Serie A’s most active shopping in the transfer market after bringing Mario Gomez, Joaquin Sanchez, Marcos Alonso, Massimo Ambrosini, and Oleksandr Iakovenko.

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  • Honda refused Barca for Milan?

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    March 30, 2020 /  Football

    AC Milan CEO Ernesto Bronzetti confirmed that CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda to join the Rossoneri.
    Men are also members of the club Milan was even claimed Japan 27-year-old star has rejected the proposal of Barcelona.
    “Tonight after their League matches (Russian league) He will speak with CSKA president to tell him that she wanted to go,” said Ernesto on Sky Sport Italia.
    “They want to keep him for the Champions League, but he only wants to join Milan,” he claims.
    “He even turned down a move to Barcelona.”
    Although constantly linked with Milan but about the value of the transfer is still an obstacle displacement Honda, Milan even mentioned going to wait until the January transfer window when the contract is completed the player which means Honda are going to Italy for free.

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  • Demba Ba can not wait to play in Jakarta

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    March 30, 2020 /  Football

    Group of Chelsea’s squad is scheduled to land at Halim Airport, East Jakarta, Tuesday (23/7) at 13:00 pm. Their arrival to Indonesia is the last tour after undergoing a series of games in Thailand and Malaysia.
    In the game counter Malaysia, the success destroys the host Blues, 1-4. Chelsea striker, Demba Ba, really enjoyed the trip to Malaysia. Aware of a few hours to set foot in Indonesia, Ba had to comment first.
    Through his Twitter account, @ dembabafoot, he took time to greet supporters in the country, before boarding the plane. “Great time in malaysia kl. Off to jakarta, see you in few hours ….. Insha’ALLAH (Great Moments in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Towards Indonesia, met with fans in a few hours. Insha Allah, “said the player who is identical to celebrate this thanksgiving prostration.
    Unlike in Thailand and Malaysia, coach Jose Mourinho is sure BA will play from the first minute. In the previous two games, the position of striker Romelu Lukaku inhabited. While Ba only act as a substitute.

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  • Lyon: Gourcuff Not For Sale!

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    March 26, 2020 /  Football

    The emergence of the news will be great interest from several European clubs make Olympique Lyonnais fame should re-affirm that Yoann Gourcuff is not for sale.
    Arsenal duo La Liga, Atletico Madrid and Valencia is associated with future 27-year-old players.
    Reported strong Gourcuff will leave associated with the Ligue 1 appearances last season, only playing in 18 games due to injury be an excuse as if Lyon will release Gourcuff.
    “Yoann Gourcuff will not go away during the transfer window, it is true a lot of approaches (from other clubs) but I think he will bertajan,” said President Lyob adviser, Bernard Lacombe in OL TV.

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