Real Madrid reach agreement with Chelsea star ahead of Deadline Day Medical

Real Madrid reach agreement with Chelsea star ahead of Deadline Day Medical

According to rumours Chelsea goal-keeper is on the verge of officially becoming a Real Madrid player, with the Belgium international set for medical with Los Blancos on deadline day.

Having missed training, Courtois has clearly stated his intentions of joining Real Madrid due to family issues. With Chelsea’s World reaching the agreement to meet the release clause of Athletic Bilbao’s goalkeeper Kepa today at €80m, the path is now well clear for Courtois to move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Alexis Sanchez shines while Fred is faultless on full Manchester united debut

Alexis Sanchez shines while Fred is faultless on full Manchester united debut

After an inconsistent start to life at Old Trafford, Alexis Sanchez’s performance against Real Madrid in Miami served as further evidence that he is primed for his first full season at Manchester United.

Man Utd 2-1 Real Madrid – Tottenham 1-0 AC Milan

The Chilean had a hand in both goals against the European champions, clinically dispatching Matteo Darmian’s cross for the opener – his second goal of the US tour – before expertly laying on the second for Ander Herrera.

His work rate and endeavour in the second half, when his team-mates began to tire, was just as impressive. As Madrid gathered momentum, up popped Sanchez with a purposeful run to relieve the pressure on his defence.

There have been a number of standout performers on the American leg of United’s pre-season tour; Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Andreas Pereira to name a few. But Sanchez’s enthusiasm throughout the gruelling two-and-a-half-week schedule sees him head and shoulders above the rest.

With the new Premier League season just nine days away, and with key attackers yet to return to the club after their exploits at this summer’s World Cup, Sanchez could well hold the key to success in the early stages of the season.

Jose Mourinho criticises Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial after Manchester United lose to Liverpool

Jose Mourinho criticises Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial after Manchester United lose

 

Martial started both of United’s opening matches on their pre-season tour of the US before being allowed to leave so he could attend the birth of his second child.

Jose Mourinho has criticised Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial after Manchester United’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in the United States.

Martial started both of United’s opening matches on their pre-season tour of the US before being allowed to leave so he could attend the birth of his second child.

However, while happy for the 22-year-old forward, Mourinho believes he should have returned to the tour.

The Portuguese also suggested he was unhappy with Valencia’s condition upon his return to the squad, with United missing a host of senior players for the tour.

Mourinho, who has also voiced his frustration at Manchester United’s lack of transfer activity this summer, now sees his side wrap up their International Champions Cup matches against Real Madrid on Tuesday evening.

Liverpool fans label Xherdan Shaqiri BETTER than Philippe Coutinho after Manchester united stunner

Liverpool fans label Xherdan Shaqiri BETTER than Philippe Coutinho after Manchester united stunner

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Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard to Real Madrid forces Blues to enter Liverpool battle

Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard to Real Madrid forces Blues to enter Liverpool battle

Chelsea are set to suffer a double blow less than four weeks before the start of the new season as Real Madrid close in on two of the club’s star players.

The Spanish giants have made Eden Hazard their number one target to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after he sparkled for Belgium at the World Cup.

Hazard could command a world-record fee in excess of £200 million, but that apparently hasn’t deterred Madrid, with Marca claiming the La Liga side are also in for the winger’s teammate Thibaut Courtois.

With Courtois’ contract expiring in a year’s time and talks over an extension reaching gridlock, it looks as though Chelsea will be forced to cash in for around £35 million.

Meanwhile, in a move that would add insult to injury, the Star adds that Madrid intend to beat the Blues to Robert Lewandowski.

World Cup 2018, France vs Croatia Final: When And Where To Watch, Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online

World Cup 2018, France vs Croatia Final: When And Where To Watch, Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online

The FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match begins at 08:30 pm (IST)

SBS will broadcast the match live on free-to-air TV. Coverage starts from 11pm on Sunday July 15 if you want to get the complete lowdown on what to expect.

Optus Sport customers can also stream the match online or use a Fetch Box to catch the action.(World Cup 2018, France vs Croatia Final: When And Where To Watch, Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online)

The FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match will be shown on Sony Ten 2 SD and HD, Sony Ten 3 SD and HD, Sony ESPN SD.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.

France entered the tournament as a short-priced favourite and has lived up to expectations in Russia.

Kicking off its campaign with a 2-1 win over Australia, Les Bleus have continued to give fans back home reason to be optimistic. A 1-0 win over Peru was followed by an uneventful draw with Denmark before arguably the game of the tournament against Argentina in the round of 16.(World Cup 2018, France vs Croatia Final: When And Where To Watch, Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online)

France squad

Goalkeepers: Alphone Areola (PSG), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Adil Rami (Marseille), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)

France weathered plenty of punches from a Lionel Messi-led side but always found a way to hit back, as stunning goals from Benjamin Pavard and Kylian Mbappe secured a dramatic 4-3 win.

It was all class in its 2-0 win over Uruguay in their quarter-final and France booked its spot in the final by defeating a world-class Belgium side 1-0 in the semis.

Croatia has done things the hard way since leaving the group stage. It scored seven goals and conceded just one en route to overcoming Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland before the real challenge started.

Croatia squad

Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo)

Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg)

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka)

Strikers: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht)

The Croatians held their nerve in penalty shootouts against Denmark and Russia with the sides unable to break their deadlocks in regular time. It looked like it would be a case of deja vu in the semi-final against England but an extra-time goal gave them a 2-1 win after 120 minutes.follow my blog and get all details World Cup 2018, France vs Croatia Final: When And Where To Watch, Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online.

 

World Cup final 2018: France Vs Croatia, What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and prediction

World Cup final 2018: France Vs Croatia, What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and prediction

 Croatia will now play with France in the final on Sunday 15th July.
The match begins at 4pm BST.

After making it all the way to the last four, England couldn’t progress to their first World Cup final since 1966. Gareth Southgate and his team ended their remarkable campaign with a 2-1 loss to Croatia, thanks to an extra-time strike by Mario Mandzukic.

Croatia were always dubbed ‘the ones to watch’. Their liquid football during the group stage was a lesson in how the sport should be played. The Croats barely broke a sweat against Nigeria and Iceland, while their 3-0 dismantling of Argentina was so brutal it probably shouldn’t have aired before the 9pm watershed.

Their form hasn’t transferred to the knockout stages, however. A tepid performance against Denmark required penalties to get them through, with Croatia also requiring a shootout against Russia to see them through the quarters.

However, the side still found it in them to force a 2-1 victory over England at the semi-final stage.

France didn’t have the most explosive start to the tournament, scraping wins against Australia and Peru and registering a 0-0 draw with Denmark in their final group game. However, France burst into life with a dynamic and creative performance in their Last 16 tie with Argentina, seeing them come out top in a 4-3 thriller. Finally, they earned their way into the semis with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in a  quarter-final.

They edged past European neighbours Belgium with a 1-0 victory in the semis, thanks to a second-half header from defender Samuel Umtiti.

France squad

Goalkeepers: Alphone Areola (PSG), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Adil Rami (Marseille), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Steven N'Zonzi (Sevilla), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
Croatia squad

Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo)

Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg)

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka)

Strikers: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht)
Win probability

France- 48%

Croatia- 23%

Draw-29%

World Cup 2018: England vs. Croatia semifinal odds, lines, expert picks, and top insider predictions,live updates,live streaming, watch online

World Cup 2018: England vs. Croatia semifinal odds, lines, expert picks, and top insider predictions,live updates

Croatia and England- two nations who have been waiting years to put right the bitter memories of World Cup semi-final defeats will face each other on Wednesday in Moscow with the chance to finally go one step further.

England’s last appearance at this stage was in 1990 when they lost in a penalty shootout to West Germany in Turin while eight years later, in their first World Cup as an independent nation, Croatia lost to hosts and eventual winners France.

Croatia XI: Danijel Subasic; Vedran Corluka, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic; Ivan Rakitic, Marcelo Brozovic; Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic; Mario Mandzukic

England XI: Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane

While many outsiders view that unexpected Croatian run to the last four as a great success, inside the country many share the view of the team’s then manager Miroslav Blazevic that it was a missed opportunity.

England too left Italy 28 years ago feeling that the team featuring Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne could have gone all the way.

But neither side are in a mood for nostalgia or using the past as motivation.

While Croatian players, who have been asked constantly about the generation of 1998 and never fail to express their admiration for the likes of Zvonimir Boban and Davor Suker, those comparisons are a weight they feel is unneeded.

“We are not putting more pressure on ourselves with what happened in 1998,” said midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

England’s loss in 1990 was turned into a documentary film and has become a fabled part of the country’s “52 years of pain” since their 1966 World Cup triumph.

Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid for Juventus

After nine years at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the global soccer giant for the Italian Serie A club Juventus. The deal is worth at least $340 million over four years.

Real Madrid confirmed with Sky Sport News on Tuesday that they agreed to sell the forward, with the two teams exchanging the fee.

After the official break up between the two, Juventus would later announce the four-year deal with Ronaldo.

The deal is worth “around £500,000-a-week.” That translates to around $663,222.

Ronaldo’s move shouldn’t come as a surprise because since he hinted his time with the club could be coming to end while donning a Real Madrid jersey in May after winning the Champions League final over Liverpool.

His testy relationship with team president Florentino Perez could’ve played a part as well after Perez tried to defuse rumors last year that Ronaldo was leaving.

Juventus is Italy’s most storied soccer club, but it can’t approach the scope and platform of Real Madrid.

Forbes’ latest ranking of the world’s most valuable soccer teams ranked Real second at $4.088 billion, a shade behind Manchester United, while Juventus ranked ninth at $1.472 billion.

Real’s revenues were $735 million, compared with $442 million for Juventus.

 

FIFA world cup semi final match France Vs Belgium prediction , betting tips, odds, how to watch live stream online, kick-off time, team news and line-ups, what TV channel, head to head history

FIFA world cup semi final match France Vs Belgium prediction

Two of Europe’s heavyweights meet in Saint Petersburg tonight as France and Belgium go head to head for a place in the World Cup final.

France take on Belgium on Tuesday night at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg for a place in Sunday’s World Cup Final.

Belgium have never reached the World Cup Final, having lost to West Germany in their sole semi-final appearance in 1986.

One favorite will advance to the 2018 World Cup final, while the other will see their dreams come to an end. France and Belgium meet on Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET in the 2018 World Cup semifinals.

France is the favorite to win the entire tournament at 2-1 World Cup odds after opening at 10-1, while Belgium is right behind at 11-4 after opening at 15-1. France enters Tuesday’s clash against Belgium at +150 on the money line, meaning you’d need to bet $100 on a France victory to win $150.

Belgium enters this semifinal showdown at +200 (wager $100 to win $200), while a draw in regulation is +230. The over-under on total goals scored in this 2018 World Cup match is 2.5.

Before you enter your 2018 World Cup picks for France vs. Belgium, you have to see what European football expert David Sumpter has to say.

Sumpter is an applied mathematician who wrote “Soccermatics,” a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Together with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the powerful Soccerbot model.

The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In nearly three seasons since its inception, the Soccerbot is up an incredible 1,800 percent on bookmakers’ closing odds.

The Soccerbot has dominated the World Cup knockout stage. It called for a draw in regulation for England-Colombia (+235) and for an English victory.

It was all over Brazil and Belgium to win in regulation in the round of 16. It also correctly predicted draws for Spain-Russia (+280) and Croatia-Denmark (+225). Earlier, the model nailed draws for Argentina-Iceland (+385) and Brazil-Switzerland (+360) and predicted Iran upsetting Morocco at +275, just to name a few of its big calls. Anyone who has followed it is way, way up.

Belgium’s golden generation has helped the Red Devils reach the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years.

And Belgium enters Tuesday’s Russia 2018 semifinal on a red-hot 24-game unbeaten streak. Belgium’s attack, which has already scored five goals in two knockout stage games, is led by star striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been directly involved in 20 goals in his last 13 appearances for Belgium, scoring 17 and providing three assists.