World Cup 2018

FIFA  2018: Leroy Sane promises to ‘bounce back stronger’ after Germany squad omission

Leroy Sane has expressed his disappointment at being overlooked for Germany’s 23-man World Cup squad but has promised to “give it my all to bounce back stronger” after the surprise setback.
The 22-year-old, who this season was named PFA Young Player of the Year, scored 10 goals and provided 15 assists for Manchester City as they cruised to the Premier League title as well as the Carabao Cup, but Germany manager Joachim Löw opted for Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt ahead of the City man.
Sane’s omission comes as a major shock given that both Marco Reus and Mario Gomez feature, with the former suffering heavily from injuries in recent years after missing both the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 and the latter putting in an underwhelming season with Stuttgart.
Arsenal’s Mesut Özil is also included despite a below-par campaign with Arsenal, who finished sixth in the Premier League and failed to win any silverware that led to the departure of manager Arsene Wenger.
It was a tight race between Leroy Sané and Julian Brandt. Both have big qualities, both are good in the one-on-one duels. Julian Brandt was at the Confed Cup, had some strong games there, and put in good shifts in the training camp too. Leroy Sané is a huge talent, no doubt, and he will be back with the team in September.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer makes the cut after making his return to the national team in the weekend’s 2-1 defeat by Austria, having been sidelined since September after breaking a bone in his foot, and the captain set to remain as the first-choice No 1 ahead of Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp of Paris Saint-Germain.
There were places for Sané’s City team-mate Ilkay Gündogan, Arsenal’s Mesut Özil and Chelsea’s Antonio Rüdiger, as well as the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who has been appointed team captain despite his long recovery from injury. Germany begin their World Cup finals campaign against Mexico on 17 June and also face Sweden and South Korea in Group F.

Brazil Defender Dani Alves Ruled Out With Knee Injury

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The Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed on Friday afternoon that the issue will make it “impossible to call Dani Alves for the period of preparation, friendlies and, consequently, the World cup. Brazil Defender Dani Alves Ruled Out With Knee Injury . Brazil Defender Dani Alves Ruled Out With Knee Injury

The injury will sideline Alves for at least three weeks, with the defender set to spend the rest of the summer recovering ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

Brazil right-back Dani Alves was ruled out of the 2018 Russia World Cup on Friday after suffering a knee injury playing for French champions Paris Saint-Germain, the Brazilian football federation said. “All possibilities for his recovery being exhausted, it will be impossible to select Daniel Alves… for the World Cup,” said the CBF in a statement. The Brazil Defender Dani Alves Ruled Out With Knee Injury is 35-year-old suffered the injury playing in Tuesday’s French Cup final against Les Herbiers, coming off four minutes from the end as PSG beat the minnows 2-0.

The 2018 World Cup, where Brazil are aiming for a sixth title, starts in Russia on June 14.

Brazilian legend and three-time World Cup-winner Pele tweeted: “I am so sad to hear this. Footballers hate missing games but I know first-hand that missing #WorldCup games is the worst feeling.”

The injury to Alves is the second major blow for Brazil who are still sweating on the recovery from foot surgery of star striker Neymar who hasn’t played since March.

Brazil Defender Dani Alves Ruled Out With Knee Injury that has played 107 times for Brazil since making his debut in 2006 and looked a certain starter for Tite’s team at the World Cup finals in Russia where Brazil are grouped with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.

Tite is due to name his squad on Monday.

PSG coach Unai Emery said he sympathised with Alves missing what would have been his last World Cup.

“The doctors have studied what is best for Dani Alves. I am really sorry for him,” said Emery.

Alves, a former Barcelona and Juventus star, has won 38 trophies in his career — a new record secured by PSG’s French Cup triumph on Tuesday.

In his 17-year career, he won his first trophy with boyhood club Esporte Clube de Bahia followed by five at Sevilla, 23 with Barcelona, two at Juventus and four so far at PSG.

 

CR 7 : Real Madrid star uncovers Liverpool In Champions League final

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star uncovers Liverpool surprise for Champions League final.

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid star thinks Liverpool will be surprised in the Champions League final.

Cristiano Ronaldo fired Real Madrid past Bayern Munich and into the final, where Jurgen Klopp Liverpool now lie in wait.

The Reds have flourished in Europe this season with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino spearheading their Champions League adventure.

It is said he is ready to throw Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez into the mix.Image result for Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star uncovers Liverpool surprise for Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star uncovers Liverpool surprise for Champions League final.

And Spanish outlet Don Balon say Cristiano Ronaldo has uncovered that Zinedine Zidane plans to spring some major surprises.Both players have often been on the fringes of Zidane’s team this season, usually being used as impact subs.

 

Liverpool vs Stoke City preview

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Liverpool have a selection dilemma ahead of the visit of Stoke, with only three fit senior midfielders available.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the latest to have his season ended after he sustained knee ligament damage in the midweek win over Roma. That could lead to an opening for youngster Ben Woodburn to feature alongside Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Forward Sadio Mane is unlikely to be risked after he was pictured visiting a private hospital on Thursday, although Klopp insisted the Senegal international’s problem was not serious.

Provisional squad: Karius, Gomez, Klavan, Van Dijk, Moreno, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Woodburn, Salah, Ings, Firmino, Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Clyne, Lovren, Robertson, Milner, Jones, Kane, Solanke.

Liverpool  Dejan Lovren, James Milner and Andrew Robertson drop to the bench; no risks are taken with Sadio Mané; and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is of course sadly injured. In come Joe Gomez, Ragnar Klavan, Alberto Moreno, Georginio Wijnaldum and Danny Ings. That man Mo Salah therefore continues his bid to become 2017-18’s leading Premier League scorer.

Stoke City  Just the one change from the side that drew with Burnley last week. Kurt Zouma comes in for the injured Glen Johnson, who is denied a run-out at his old place of work.

The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting from 11.30am. Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

FIFA 2018 world cup groups

GROUP A

Russia

saudi arabia

egypt

uruguay

GROUP B 

portugal

morroco

spain

iran

GROUP C

france

australia

peru

denmark

GROUP D

argentina

croatia

iceland

nigeria

GROUP E

brazil

switzerland

costa rica

serbia

GROUP F

germany

mexico

swedan

korea republic

GROUP G

belgium

panama

tunisia

england

GROUP H

poland

senegal

colombia

japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHELSEA VS BRIGHTON

Chelsea host Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day and, depending on results elsewhere, the Blues can potentially go level with Manchester United with a win.Image result for chelsea images 2017

Antonio Conte’s side are just three points behind the Red Devils and they will hope to keep the pressure on throughout the busy winter period.

The Blues are currently on a four-match unbeaten streak and, while they were frustrated against Everton in their last outing, they will be confident of collecting maximum points at home.

Chelsea were held to a scoreless draw away to Everton on Saturday, which meant that they did not take advantage of Manchester United’s failure to beat Leicester on the same day.

However, Conte expressed satisfaction with his players in the aftermath of the game, suggesting that, while they did not collect all three points, they showed plenty of fighting spirit.

They will need to continue demonstrating that will to win as they push the Red Devils for second place and attempt to ensure their place in the top four come the end of the season.