Done Deal: Liverpool complete €13.3m move for Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers vowed to 'move on' after selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona for a reported fee of around £75m.Finding a like-for-like replacement was always going to be difficult, but it seems Liverpool had done their homework beforehand.
Rodgers turns attention towards €30m Arsenal & Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Antoine Griezmann,the dazzling French winger from Real Sociedad, has been on Premier League clubs' radar for some time now. Arsenal are thought to be heavily interested in him with manager Arsene Wenger himself told Telefoot last March that the Gunners had been"following Antoine Griezmann for a long time".
ON A ROLL: After Sanchez, Arsenal close in on French striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports in the Independent, Arsenal are closing in on a£8m deal for French striker Loic Remy from QPR. The 27 year old spent the last season on loan at Newcastle United scoring 14 goals in 26 appearances for the Magpies.
France right back is on the brink of completeing an £11 million switch to Arsenal from Premier League rivals Newcastle.
Debuchy has been linked to the Gunners for weeks and he looks set to finally sign after his return from the World Cup. France were knocked out in the World Cup quarter-finals with Germany and Debuchy flew back to England to complete a medical with the Gunners on Monday.
Liverpool interested in €20m French forward, unsure about price-tag - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have officially agreed that talisman striker Luis Suarez will join Barcelona in the summer, though neither of the two clubs have disclosed the amount.
Quite predictable that Liverpool will use (£75m or€81m whichever version you believe) the full money received for Suarez on buying quality players, as Brendan Rodgers vowed to perform better than last season.
Mourinho picks £60m Chelsea target as best young World Cup player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has pickedJuventus and France International Paul Pogba as the best young midfielder at the World Cup. The Blues manager, who is Yahoo's Global Football Ambassador andan exclusive analyst for Yahoo's worldwide football coverage,gave this verdict and on other world-related-topics in his latest interview with Yahoo.
World Cup Team of the Tournament: Who is in the best XI of Brazil 2014? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the wake of the fantastically entertaining World Cup finals in Brazil, the BBC have released a team picked by their pundits as the Team of the Tournament. Former England trio; Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle and Rio Ferdinand put their heads together with on-location Brazil correspondent, Tim Vickery, to select the best XI from the stunning competition.
Germany: 1 - France: 0 Zzzzzzz.... Germany got the goal they needed early and forced France to beat them, which they couldn't do.
Brazil: 2 - Colombia: 1 The ref lost complete control of this one, to Brazil's general advantage though Neymar paid the highest price. That injury doesn't happen IMO if the ref cracks down on the hard tackles early.
Watch the following tactical analysis video to better understand how Germany was able to nullify France and prevent them from getting back into the game after Germany scored the early goal in the World Cup quarterfinal.
During the video below, there are several key points made that better illustrate how Germany excelled, and how Die Mannschaft was able to frustrate the France national team, and prevent them from becoming as much of a threat as they were in the earlier rounds.
Germany vs France 2014 World Cup Highlights Hummels Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Germany vs France 2014 World Cup Highlights Hummels Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Germany vs France 2014 (Germany France VIDEO BELOW) Maracana Stadiun, Rio- 4 July, 2014- World Cup Quarterfinal- 17.
July 4th is a special day in German football history. On that day in 1954 the West Germans came from two goals down to beat Ferenc Puskás' Mighty Magyars and lift their very first World Cup in what is known as ‘The Miracle of Bern'. Perhaps it is fitting that Joachim Löw's side progressed on the anniversary of that game and did so with relative ease against a disappointing French team.
German defender Mats Hummels scored his second goal of the World Cup 2014 today with a beautifully hit header that put Germany 1-0 in the lead against France.
After beating Raphael Varane to the ball, Hummels glanced his header with the back of his head. The ball struck the crossbar, past the reach of France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, and ended up in the back of the net in the 13th minute.
Coming off of a nightmare situation at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, France is having a fine "bounce-back" World Cup. With a team led by key contributors in their prime, such as Hugo Lloris and Karim Benzema, France have a legitimate shot to win it all.
The French seemed a candidate for a bounce-back World Cup when they were placed in a group with Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras.
Group G winner Germany became the first team ever to reach four straight World Cup semifinals after defeating France 1-0 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday afternoon. Center back Mats Hummels headed in Toni Kroos' curling free kick in the 13th minute and France forced German keeper Manuel Neuer into five saves to preserve the shutout and the victory.
Good afternoon, sports fans! It seems like an age since we were last on the case over the 2014 World Cup finals, but we're at, what I have come to understand is known as, the "business end" of the tournament. So, what will happen? Will sangfroid and caution win out over flair and imagination? Can the excellence of the matches that we have seen so far really continue now that the stakes are starting to rise?
France-Germany are playing today in a World Cup quarterfinal that has all the elements of going over to history. Both teams have proven themselves to be favourites to win the tournament. Both have scored many goals and have shown strength in adversity. Both have proud European nations, with a lot of football tradition, behind them.