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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.