Video Hakim Ziyech Panenka Penalty Goal vs Canada 2016 | Morocco-Canada 4:0 Highlights

Hakim Ziyech scores two from the penalty spot, including a penalty as Morocco beat Canada 4-0 in this friendly at Stade de Marrakech Continue reading “Video Hakim Ziyech Panenka Penalty Goal vs Canada 2016 | Morocco-Canada 4:0 Highlights”

Belgium squad vs Spain & Cyprus 2016- 25 member roster

Belgium have announced their 25 member squad for their upcoming international clashes against Spain and Cyprus. The Red Devils, who have just announced Thierry Henry as an assistant coach, will be managed by Roberto Martinez for these games.

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Mignolet, Sels

Defenders: Alderweireld, Kabasele, Lombaerts, J. Lukaku, Meunier, Vermaelen, Vertonghen

Midfielders: De Bruyne, Defour, Dembele, Fellaini, Nainggolan, Witsel

Forwards: Batshuayi, Benteke, Carrasco, E. Hazard, T. Hazard, R. Lukaku, Mertens, Mirallas, Origi Continue reading “Belgium squad vs Spain & Cyprus 2016- 25 member roster”

Ibrahimovic- World Cup without me not worth watching

Unfortunately, it had to be one of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who had to miss out on World Cup 2014. The two players, talismanic figures for their respective teams, scored five goals between them in Portugal’s epic 3-2 win over Sweden in the second leg of their playoff tie. Ibra netted twice while Ronaldo scored thrice in front of a crowd close to 50,000 in Solna.

However Ibrahimovic is never short of a quote and the PSG forward remarked that the World Cup would not be worth watching without him. Ibra is a superstar in his own right, but there will be more than a few who will argue that the World Cup would have been poorer without Ronaldo, whose consistency with Real and Man Utd in the last decade has been nothing short of incredible.

One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch. Congratulations to Portugal, but both teams deserved to get to the World Cup

Given Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo’s ages, this was essentially a last shot for them at World Cup glory. At the next World Cup in 2018, Ibra will be in his mid 30’s, while Ronaldo will be 33.

Diego Maradona raises $500K in Russian shootout Hublot

Argentine legend Diego Maradona raised $500,000 ( half a million dollars) in charity for the Raisa Gorbacheva Memorial Institute for Children Hematology and Transplantation at an event organised by Swiss luxury watch maker Hublot yesterday on the roof of the Central Universal Department Store (TsUM) in the Russian capital city of Moscow.

Diego was asked to have a crack at 10 targets from 16 metres out, with each target represented by a different sum ranging for $25,000 to $300,000. If he had cracked all the targets, he would have raised $1m in charity. Continue reading “Diego Maradona raises $500K in Russian shootout Hublot”

Ferguson:- Ryan Giggs will not come out of retirement for Wales

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has laughed off rumours of veteran winger Ryan Giggs coming out of retirement to play for the Welsh national side. Welsh fans are clamouring for the legendary winger to guide the national side in Euro 2012 qualifying after the injury blow suffered to Aaron Ramsey.

Giggs had said that he would consider playing for the national team again if asked by Toshack. However Ferguson when asked about the possibility of the 36 year old to don Welsh colours again said, “Ryan? You must be joking”

“I can’t see it, it must have been a weak moment for Ryan. I can’t see that happening.”

Thierry Henry joins New York Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls have officially announced the signing of star forward Thierry Henry. Henry, 32, joins the Red Bulls from La Liga giants Barcelona.

The Red Bulls have announced that Henry will be their second designated player and stated that he had signed a multi year contract.

Henry is expected to make his Red Bulls debut on July 22 against Tottenham Hotspur.

Euro 2012 Qualifying Groups announced

Here is the draw for qualification for the 2012 European Football Championships to be co hosted by Ukraine and Poland.

Group I: Spain, Czech Republic, Scotland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein
Group H: Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Iceland
Group G: England, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Wales, Montenegro
Group F: Croatia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Georgia, Malta
Group E: Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Moldova, San Marino
Group D: France, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Albania, Luxembourg
Group C: Italy, Serbia, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, Estonia, Faroe Islands
Group B: Russia, Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Andorra
Group A: Germany, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan