Monday, 27 June 2016


The Golden Ball, Glove and Boot accolades gone to Chile players following its penalty shootout win over Argentina in the Copa America final.

Alexis Sanchez was crowned the Copa America Centenario's most excellent player after Chile scooped the competition for the second succeeding year.
Defending champion Chile made it back-to-back wins with a 4-2 penalty shootout triumph over Argentina following a scoreless 120 minutes in Sunday's traditional final in New Jersey.
And after at MetLife Stadium, Sanchez picked up the Golden Ball prize for his hard work all through the centenary tournament in the USA, where he scored three goals and had four assists.
Chile captain and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo took out the Golden Glove for a second successive year after enjoying a starring position in the decider. Bravo created an incredible save to thwart Sergio Aguero in the second half of extra time and the Barca keeper dismissed Lucas Biglia from the spot to enable Francisco Silva to convert the successful penalty
the 33-year-old shot-stopper – Chile's most capped player with 106 – maintained three clean sheets in this year's edition of the Copa America.
However, Chile forward Eduardo Vargas won the Golden Boot, having topped the goal scoring chart with six.
Vargas, who completed level with Paolo Guerrero a year ago, stamped his mark on the competition with a four-goal haul in Chile's 7-0 demolition of Mexico in the quarter-finals

Friday, 24 June 2016


The Gunners had triggered the striker's £20 million release clause, but the England international has now accepted a four-year contract with the Premier League champions.

Arsene Wenger insists he values Jamie Vardy’s choice to decline Arsenal in favour of opting for Leicester City.
The Gunners had triggered the striker’s £20 million release clause, but the England international held up on his final decision before Leicester finalized on Thursday that a fresh four-year contract had been agreed upon.
"I believe Leicester have pulled in an announcement, and Vardy will stay. We were on the case and keen, but not more than that," said the Arsenal manager.
"He has agreed to stay at Leicester and all the best to him.
"He arrived late to the game and in fairness Leicester acquired him from Fleetwood, and he has been prosperous.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Could anybody stop Argentina after  Messi  masterclass performance

The N10 plays at the top of his game at the moment, and no team was able to reach him so far in this Copa America Centennial - nobody can deny them in the end?

HOUSTON - if Tata Martino was concerned about the occasional defensive fragility of Argentina before his semi-final of the Copa America Centennial against the United States, should not. It was Lionel Messi.

The Barcelona forward has been the heart of everything that their countries have made during their relatively limited time until the summer camp. This magnificent tour of the hat in Chicago - scored at 19 minutes - help fine and his goal matching record against Venezuela in Foxborough on Saturday. Here, at the stage of NRG, put Argentina in his third final in three years after a 4-0 victory over the American national team on Tuesday.

Your pass from Ezequiel Lavezzi was excellent, but - if its competition - is perhaps not as good as he gave for Gonzalo Higuain in the last round. But his free kick, which is 2-0 and essentially ended the game after 32 minutes; maybe it was one of the best goals ever.

Its game play against Panama in the phase of groups, the second goal of his triple, was brilliant. Manual. Against Bolivia, from a broader perspective, it almost defies logical beating in the farthest corner. Whizzed centimeters outside the station. Here, he surpassed himself. Just to the left of Center, more than 25 yards and with the left side of the goal of Brad Guzan gaping, he chose to go the other way. We were surprised. Wrapping his left boot around the ball, he was right, the covered Guzan and got beat American goalkeeper by pushing the ball in this small gap between glove and crossbar – grazing woodworking as it was. It was beautiful.

It was also the goal that puts him as a scorer of the Argentina. Entering this tournament which had four behind Gabriel Batistuta, whose balance sheet has been 14 years. The hat-trick. He moved. In their last match, put the ball between the legs of goalkeeper Dani Hernanez for next level. Only an hour and a half in this game, broke, deleted, for a purpose which would have been remembered for years until it took place in a friendly atmosphere. Of course, he put his team in the Copa America final.

One that you confronted Argentina on Sunday, which is the Colombia or Chile, they should be frightened. Messi plays at the top of his game at the moment, and nothing indicates that everyone can live with it. In fact, some teams were able to deal with it in such a way in the last ten years.

Before this match, Martino took care to emphasize that his men "are not the best" regarding the front or build pressure

Ding to the upper part of the back. He was referred to a period of 15 minutes neglected against the Venezuela and what would happen if they were also careless against States.

It is excellent support for guests, also. More than 70,000 people filled the stage of NRG in Houston, and the environment promised to be electric, particularly after a poignant interpretation of the national anthem. But that was just off but after three minutes when Lavezzi chipped ball Messi head at the top. He said from there, and Higuain made 0 shortly after the half-time to start dominating. And Messi, in goal four minutes to go, could have added to their account, but chosen Higuain quadrature in a tap-in.

The United States was the long game, much before this and still has not registered a shot on target all night, to the frustration of the crowd.

The Americans came in this game with Jürgen Klinsmann insisting that he would attack the Argentina. They do not have the opportunity. The German coach also suggested the employment of his men against Cristiano Ronaldo in the World Cup two years ago must be in a good position to stop Messi. Cristiano Ronaldo, however, was demonstrably unfit, and you should probably play the Brazil in everything. And it has always provided a last-minute support. Messi is in top form after his setback before the tournament and is, simply, at a different level now.

Either Colombia or Chile, the Argentina side must face their toughest test to date Cup. Both teams stopped Messi (it enough) in the edition of last year when both parties went to penalties. But while Messi plays an influential role in the road to the final, as did the Brazil the previous year, not played anything like it is now.

Fans of American football


The former head of the Corinthians is the successor to Dunga, who was fired this week after the Seleção have been eliminated in the first round of the America's Cup for the first time since 1987

TIte was named the new coach of Brazil, the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer (CBF) confirmed on Monday.

The 55 is the successor to Dunga, who was fired this week after the Seleção have been eliminated in the first round of the America's Cup for the first time since 1987.

His early departure wine a year after defeat in a penalty shoot-out to the Paraguay saw his fall of the 2015 Copa America during the first stage of the final round.

Dunga, who led the national team between 2006 and 2010, returned in July 2014 to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari after the defeat of the infamous 7-1 semi-final Germany World Cup.

He guided Brazil to 13 consecutive friendly victories but managed just four wins in 13 competitive matches.

Tito has earned a reputation as Brazil coach after leading Corinthians to six major titles in two spells with Giants focused on São Paulo, including the first Copa Libertadores club and clubs Crown world.

Emotional farewell in the field before its victory of 3-1 over League of the fight against Botafogo on Sunday.

"I was about to leave the airport and someone said, ' Tite, now there are 200 million [fans] look at you '", told a Monday press conference.

"I am aware of my responsibility, but I'm ready, and my goal is to continue to improve.

Dunga was to lead the Brazil at the Olympic Games in August in Rio de Janeiro, but sub 20 coach Rogerio Micale now will oversee the search for a gold medal in his homeland.

Tite is responsible then for the first time when the World Cup resumes in September.

Brazil, the only country that has appeared in every final of the World Cup, sit outside the slots of the qualification in the Group of 10 teams of CONMEBOL, lying in sixth place after only two wins in six matches.

Our approach to qualifying for the World Cup, and we are not there right now, said Tite.

"I think that our work we will achieve it, but of course, the risk of not succeed".

"We will run the reality if we do not face the possibility." “And I'm here because the results have not come.