• May 1, 2021 /  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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  • May 1, 2021 /  Football

    Rafael Benitez’s arrival to San Paolo Napoli transfer strategies impact on the summer transfer window which read this year.
    After news of Napoli have earned Real Madrid duo Gonzalo Higuain and Raul Albiol is now Southern Italy’s club entering the name of the other Spanish players who play for Valencia, Robert Soldado.
    The news about Valencia sporting director, Braulio Vazquez membatahnya by saying, “Right now we have not received an official offer for our strikers, but a lot of clubs who inquired about the situation, this is all I can say.”
    Soldado has a release clause of 25 million pounds, in addition to Napoli striker who spent last season with the sensational melesatkan 30gol all competitions was also included in the interest of the North London duo Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

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  • April 27, 2021 /  Football

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    Surprising since this announcement indicates that the disease in serious condition.
    Now the question that arises is, who will replace him. Barcelona club president, Sandro Rosell, in announcing the departure of manager Vilanova estimate the new name will be known to most rapidly Barcelona next week.
    Barcelona’s board of directors is expected to have pocketed a number of names that are considered worthy to be able to train the Blaugrana.
    Assistant Vilanova name, Jordi Roura and Rubi, unfortunately not on the list because they are less experienced. Unlike Vilanova who participated in the success of Pep Guardiola’s Barca in the era when he became an assistant for five years, Roura and Ruby only had limited time in the Barca dressing room.
    So instead of the name of the person inside, then Barca will likely be looking for a manager from outside.
    However, they seem to be looking for people who are already familiar with the unique game style of Barca.
    With the new season which begins less than a month away, appoint managers who are not familiar with the club and game systems have been established and the hope the new manager can quickly adapt, it is a gamble.
    For this reason, the Tottenham fans can be a little bit relieved that Andre Villas-Boas – who called could be a surprising choice – may not be the primary target.
    The most obvious candidate to continue the glory of Barcelona is the Dutch legend Johan Cruyff, as one of the people who designed the game systems ‘tiki-taka’ when he was manager in 1988.
    However, Cruyff also known to have a less than warm relationship with club president Rosell, and there is a clear picture that it is impossible for the former midfielder is back and yet again to Cruyff who also seemed reluctant to come under pressure from management.
    However, Barca can turn to a number of people who had come to feel success in Barca Cruyff era.
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    Laudrup with the feeling of success when playing in Barca coach Cruyff era.
    One person who participated in the team that successfully processed Cruyff gave victory in the European Cup in 1992 (with Guardiola and current director of football Andoni Zubizaretta) is Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, who is now a favorite among fans of Barca.
    Michael Laudrup is one of the key members ‘Dream Team’ Cruyff success in five seasons between 1989 and 1994. He successfully brought Swansea won the League Cup first for Swansea and Europa League qualification 2013-2014 season.
    Laudrup style of play adopted in Swansea is also similar to the philosophy of the Nou Camp, and its history as one of the best players in the last few decades the club will make fans honor.
    However Laudrup betrayal by moving the main competitor to Real Madrid in 1994 may be a stumbling block.
    Another name on the list is the newly appointed Luis Enrique Celta Vigo coach, former Barcelona midfielder is known as a talented player and a hard worker when grazed with Barcelona and Barcelona B team had trained in the Guardiola era before going to Rome.
    The possibility of another name that stuck out is the current Ajax coach Frank De Boer same bleak Enrique, join Barcelona after the departure of Cruyff and known to be familiar with the system of ‘Total Football’ which later developed into the ‘tiki taka’.
    So Laudrup, Enrique and De Boer would be a logical choice, but Villas-Boas, Roberto Mancini and Jupp Heynckes Jurgen Klopp could also be a strong candidate. And who will be the manager? … We do not have to wait long for an appointment as the club’s president Sandro Rosell, next week is a new manager at the Nou Camp.

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  • April 27, 2021 /  Football

    FIFA on Wednesday barred Iraq from hosting international football friendlies due to a massive surge in nationwide violence, barely three months after world football’s governing body gave Baghdad the go-ahead.

    The Iraqi Football Association (IFA) was informed of the ban in a notification from FIFA, which cited a spike in unrest that has left more than 2,500 dead from April through June and at least 123 killed in the first three days of July alone.

    “Today, we received a notification from FIFA to stop hosting any friendly matches in stadiums in Iraq at the current time, and until further notice, due to the wave of violence,” said Naim Saddam, an IFA official.

    “This is regrettable.”

    FIFA in March lifted a ban on Iraq hosting international football friendlies and the country promptly staged a match with neighbouring Syria in Baghdad’s Shaab stadium just days later, with the national side subsequently facing off with Liberia.

    The initial friendly had marked a key step in Iraq’s re-emergence on the world stage after decades of conflict and sanctions.

    But the country has been hit by a marked increase in violence since, with recent attacks also targeting football pitches and cafes where Iraqis were watching the sport on television.

    In June alone, more than 60 people were killed in at least 10 bombings targeting pitches and cafes, according to an AFP tally.

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  • April 25, 2021 /  Football

    gareth bale (Google image)

    In the transfer market this season Manchester United were very active. After Thiago now failing to get the team made David Moyes wants to bring Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.

    As reported by the Daily Mirror, Manchester United Bale daring bid for a price of £ 60 million or around Rp 927 billion to bring the players from Wales.

    By bringing Bale is expected to replace the current Manchester United striker who wants to leave Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney.

    Bale’s move to Manchester United’s Premier League will finish before rolling on August 17. This is because the amount of bids submitted by Manchester United to the Tottenham Hotspurs.

    Tottenham previously always rejected bids submitted by the top clubs and one of them is Real Madrid, to buy Gareth Bale. Bale purchase is also believed to be a request from the New Manager of Manchester United, David Moyes.

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  • April 25, 2021 /  Football

    Roma – Francesco Totti to be one of the players to congratulate Daniele De Rossi who currently 30th birthday. Simultaneously the Roma captain also left a message for De Rossi stay at the club.

    De Rossi entered the age of the head of the three on July 25, and since he is pursuing a professional career, kub Rome is the only one in life De Rossi. No doubt so adoring fans after Totti is so god for Romanisti.

    Unfortunately the future De Rossi is currently being speculated after the interest of several big European clubs such as PSG, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Fiorentina. This rumor like to repeat the old stories 1-2 last season when De Rossi chased by Manchester City.

    Now at the age of 30 years and his career as a footballer may soon decline, De Rossi certainly want to win the prestigious titles before closing his career. Moving to the clubs mentioned above for the opportunity.

    But De Rossi advised not to leave the Olimpico as it is believed he could win a lot of trophies with I Lupi. It is delivered in a video Totti congratulated on his birthday was spoken in Roman dialect.

    “Ciao Dani, I hope everything goes well for you this year at age 30, even though you are now growing older and will be retiring soon!,” Totti said as quoted by Football Italia.

    “It’s better if you gave us a gift that remain with us in Rome and at least we could win something together. Ciao Bello!”

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  • April 24, 2021 /  Football

    Natural Syamsir hope to get a chance to play in the Indonesian All Star game against Chelsea at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (25/7). Conscious has many rivals, players who now play in the U.S. competition with DC United’s claim is ready to play in any position.
    Nature is one of 22 players called up coach Rahmat Darmawan to strengthen Indonesia All Star. As a striker, he has to contend with a number of senior players such as Titus Bonai, Ferdinand Sinaga, and Greg Nwokolo.
    “I’m ready to be placed anywhere. Of course I will give you the best when it gets a chance to play, “said Alam.
    Nature is a striker. But he was also able to play as a winger. At DC United, he was placed as a left winger. Players from Agam, West Sumatra was claimed to be ready for combat against Chelsea. He said the condition is very fit to play. “Thank God, 100 percent fit. There were no injuries, “he said.
    Currently, she is following training camp with Indonesia All Star. He looks quite enthusiastic when following initial training in Gran Futsal Brass, Monday (22/7) evening. Although only rejoined the squad and has tight rehearsal time, he claimed to have no problem in terms of adaptation.
    “Very pleased to have the opportunity to join with senior players. I think there is no problem

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  • April 23, 2021 /  Football

    Majority shareholder of the Formula One Group, CVC, choose to “watch and wait” bribery-related cases being attacked President and CEO of F1, Bernie Ecclestone.

    Previously, German prosecutors indict Ecclestone bribery. The charges relate to the payment of 44 million U.S. dollars to a German banker, Gerhard Gribkowsky, from Bayern Landesbank (BayernLB) related to the sale of shares of Formula 1. Ecclestone party has six weeks to respond, since the indictment was launched last week.

    Last week also, CVC issued a formal statement will monitor this case. This week, the source of the CVC told the Daily Telegraph that they support the 82-year-old British entrepreneur is.

    Shahid Khan, a U.S. businessman of Pakistani origin, has completed the purchase of Premier League club Fulham from Mohamed Al Fayed who has had it for 16 years.

    This purchase makes Khan a U.S. businessman who has a sixth Premier League club. 62 years old man of Pakistani descent is a successful businessman auto parts in Uncle Sam who also have American football club Jacksonville Jaguars since 2011.

    “Fulham is a great club and came at the right time for me,” Khan said via the club’s official website.

    “I want to clarify, I do not see myself as the owner of Fulham, but rather as representing the club guard fans.”

    “My priority is to make sure the club and Craven Cottage has a bright future in the Premier League by the fans to be proud of in the past as well as future generations.”

    “We will deal with the club’s financial and operational careful and attentive, and looked at the development of young players as well as community programs as an important element for the future of Fulham.”

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  • RD Bring U-23 Players to Fight Chelsea

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    April 22, 2021 /  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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  • July 3, 1974: Total Football, Joga Bonito Pulping

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    April 20, 2021 /  Football

    Brasil versus Belanda pada 1974. (dok. Istimewa)

    On July 3, 1974, Netherlands to ensure a place in the final of the World Cup. Carrying the typical game of Total Football, Johan Cruyff cs successfully crushed Joga Bonito Brazilian style with two goals unrequited.

    The meeting was presented in the final match second group phase. Before this game, the two teams both have two wins from another rival, East Germany and Argentina. Thus, the winner of the match Netherlands versus Brazil will make the final step. While the losers had to settle for competing in the third place playoff.

    Led by Ballon d’Or winner, Cruyff, De Oranje aggressive strategy attacking style of Total Football. While in camp Brazil, still relying on veteran players, Jairzinho, who scored seven goals in the World Cup before.

    The game itself runs fierce and hard. Pretty much a violation occurs. Despite giving birth just three yellow cards and two untuuk Brazil to the Netherlands. However, total fooball proven its value. Once as strong in the first half, Johan Neeskens and Cruyff was able to record two goals in a span of five minutes.

    Asa Brazil catch up just tipped havoc. In the 84th minute, Luis Pereira had sent off by German referee Kurt Tschenscher West due to a hard tackle. The result, a 2-0 win and lock the Netherlands the right to advance to the finals, before foundered from the hosts, West Germany with the score 1-2 at the Olympiastadion, Munich.

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