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domingo, 5 de junho de 2011

Argentina loses second friendly game followed on the eve of America's Cup

The selection of Argentina, which already suffered a 4-1 drubbing to Nigeria on Wednesday, was again defeated on Sunday, this time to Poland, who won 2-1 in a friendly played in Warsaw.

The Poles took the lead on 26 minutes with Mierzejewski the first time. Ruben equalized just after the break, but Brozek made ​​the winning goal for the home team's final round of 22.

For these two exhibition games, coach Sergio Batista climbed a B team, with only two man squad for the Copa America (Zabaleta and Garay), to be run in July ..

Batista is going through its worst time since taking the selection on July 27 last year. The coach was heavily criticized by Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), and former player Diego Maradona after the game against Nigeria.

Alejandro Cabral Argentina Adrian Mierzejewski Polônia (Foto: Reuters)

quarta-feira, 1 de junho de 2011

Bayern Munich hires Neuer and Rafinha.

Manuel Neuer reinforces Bayern Munchen for the next five seasons, the German club confirmed on Wednesday. Schalke 04 goalkeeper cost about $ 18 million. Rafinha was much more affordable, signed from Genoa for 5.3 million. The link to the club's Brazilian defender German is valid for three years.
Rafinha was in Genoa, but has appeared in German football at Schalke 04. For 5.3 million euros was consummated the deal between German and Italian, and Brazilian defender has signed a contract with Bayern until 2014.
The transfer of Neuer from Schalke to Bayern was also confirmed, with an estimated value of 18 million. The agreement is for five years until the end of 2016. "I'm very motivated for this new challenge at Bayern. Many colleagues from the German team are now also teammates, so I will not have difficulty adapting, "Neuer said the new club's website.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern chairman, was equally delighted with the transfer. "He not only is the number one in Germany, is also one of the best goalkeepers in the world, " he praised.

Barcelona dreams of Thiago Silva to defend

Barcelona seeks reinforcements for the defensive sector for next season. Thiago Silva is the Catalan club's second goal daily 'Marca '. The 'Monster', voted best Italian defender, would cost the Catalan club's coffers around 25 million euros ($ 55 million).
Veteran Puyol (33 years) has suffered physical problems that prevent it from acting at its best. Gabriel Milito should leave the club. Abidal, an operation recently, Mascherano Busquets and act as defenders, but improvised. With this, the Barcelona continues without many options for position and seek reinforcements.
Thiago Silva is the name you want for Barcelona. The former Fluminense player, where he earned the nickname 'Monster'is one of the highlights of Italian champions AC Milan and was awarded as the best quarterback of the season in the country. The hiring would not be easy, as the Italian club want to keep the player. According to the newspaper 'Marca ', the Spanish club would have to pay at least 25 million.

England: Newcastle interested in Berbatov.

Newcastle is considering hiring Berbatov after the Bulgarian have been unhappy about having been excluded by Alex Ferguson's Champions League final against Barcelona.
Berbatov, who was top scorer in the Premier League with 21 goals, will not accept the fact of not being part of Alex Ferguson even options to the dugout and the situation has created a malaise, increasing the chances that the player leaves the English champions.                                                                                        Those in charge of Newcastle, according to 'The Sun' are willing to pay about 8.5 million by the Bulgarian striker, 30.
Dimitar Berbatov started his career at CSKA Sofia, from where he came to represent the Bayer Leverkusen for six seasons. In 2006/2007 came to London to defend the Spurs, and signed by Manchester United through the 2008/2009 season.

segunda-feira, 30 de maio de 2011

Manchester United prepares bid to hire Ashley Young.

                                                                                                                                                                      In an attempt to strengthen the team that took second place in the Champions League, Manchester United plans to hire Ashley Young, Aston Villa player. To get the deal, the club board beckons with a proposal of 16.2 million euros (about $ 36 million).
The information was released on Sunday by the Daily Mail. Also according to the press, Manchester City and Liverpool also be interested in Young. However, according to British publication, the player who has a contract until June 2012, has a preference for the Old Trafford club, which is seen as the successor to Giggs.
Going against the steering wheel and the Valencia striker Berbatov may leave the club. Borussia Dortmund, German champions this season, emerged as the leading scorer interested in hiring. Besides the Germans, Juventus would also be in contention.
With the intention of taking a "package", to prepare a bid for Juventus midfield for United, Ecuador's Valencia, who has a contract until June 2013.

2 out of Eto'o, Inter beat Palermo and give the first title to Leonardo.

Eto'o marcou duas vezes, Inter de Milão venceu o Palermo por 3 a 1 e salvou a temporada com título da Copa da Itália neste domingo. Foto: AP        Eto'o led the victory that gave the first title of his coaching career at Leonardo.                                     Inter Milan won the Italian Cup title on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Palermo at the Olympic stadium in Rome. The highlight of the match was Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, who scored twice, from two assists from Sneijder. The third goal was scored by Inter's Diego Milito, while Muñoz cashed after the opponent played controversy.Vice-champion of the Italian Championship, the team's coach Leonardo could at least settle for his seventh title in the Cup (1939, 1978, 1982, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011). The Brazilian coach, who debuted in the role just at archrival AC Milan win at Inter, the first career title.Palermo already missed the chance to win his first trophy of the tournament knockout. Before Sunday, the last final played out by the club in the competition in 1979.The gameIn the quest for their first title in the competition, Palermo almost opened the scoring, the ball rolling for 28min. The young Argentine winger Pastore received freely in the area, but others said the ball, and Julius Caesar came out of goal to defend.On the other side, Inter have not wasted the opportunity he had. At 25, after faltering in the Palermo midfielder, Dutchman Sneijder accurately uploaded and played on the left to Eto'o, who moved freely behind the back four, invaded the area and touched the goalkeeper's output to swing the net.Despite the setback, the Palermo still almost tied for the first time. After rebate chat area, Julius Caesar had to stretch to do more good defense.In the second half followed the Brazilian goalkeeper important to the club, as did excellent pitching in defense of Miccoli. However, Inter have not forgiven another mistake from the opponent.Again, Sneijder took advantage of the opponent flinch and made another pass to Samuel Eto'o on the right. The Cameroon forward to stand in front of the goalkeeper Sirigu, without having trouble wrapping up for the networks, at age 31.Already in the final minutes, the Argentine Muñoz received free corner kick to head for the cash Palermo. The goal generated a lot of complaints from players from Inter, as the source of the play corner should have been marked as a goal kick.But in stoppage time, the team returned to Milan to celebrate. Diego Milito received little crosses in the area and only had the job of pushing the networks.

sábado, 28 de maio de 2011

Led by Messi, Barca's art soccer beats Manchester and is the champion!

Football art was awarded on Saturday at the mythical Wembley, London. Led by world's best Lionel Messi, who scored the second goal and made ​​the move that led to the third, veceu Barcelona Manchester United by 3-1 and won the fourth championship of the Champions League. No less brilliant than the Argentine, Peter and David Villa scored the other goals of the Catalan victory, that also had good performances from Xavi, Iniesta and Alves in the British capital. Rooney made ​​the goal of the Red Devils.

Pep Guardiola has reached its tenth career title, the third in the Champions League - two as a coach and as a player (in season 1991/1992). The curious thing is that the cup in the 90 was raised on the same Wembley, which received the show's Lionel Messi, David Villa, Iniesta & cia Saturday. Puyol, who started the match on the bench, even entered the order and received the captain's armband from the hands of Xavi. However, in a show of unity, he gave the honor of lifting the cup for the Champions League Abidal, the side that won the fight against a tumor in the liver.