Newcastle United

Newcastle Announce Fourth First Team Friendly – This Time In Germany

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Newcastle have just announced a friendly in Germany at Wolfsburg, with the game taking place in late afternoon local time on Wednesday August 2nd. PRE-SEASON: #NUFC will play @VfLWolfsburg_EN in a friendly [...]

Why Lascelles Is The New Newcastle Captain

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Rafa Benitez had all of pre-season to decide who will be the new captain at Newcastle now that Fabricio Coloccini has finally left the club and got his move to San Lorenzo. And Rafa seems to have made the right choice in giving it to22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles and he even gave tests to the [...]

Striker Wants 20 Goals Next Season – Raring To Go

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Dwight Gayle will be our main striker for at least the first four games this season since Aleksandar Mitrovic is banned a ban he picked up with just over 20 minutes of last season left, when he was sent off against Spurs at St, James' Park. Dwight is one of the new players brought [...]

The Best Photos From Newcastle vs Vitesse

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Here are some photos taken at the Newcastle games against Vitesse yesterday at St. James' Park on a sunny day in Newcastle. Ayoze Perez gets stuck in yesterday Matt Richie cross turned in for own goal and Newcastle's first Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gaylecelebrate going 1-0 ahead Dwight Gayle scores his first and Newcastle's second [.

Newcastle 3 Vitesse 2 – Video Highlights

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Here are the highlights of yesterday's game at home to Vitesse, with good shots of all the goals. We need a win on Friday night at Fulham to get off to a good start in the Championship.

Lots Of Transfers – In And Out – Still To Come In Next Four Weeks

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There are some players who will still leave Newcastlethis summer and Rafa Benitez knows that and he is working hard to bring in new players as soon as possible, who will replace those still to leave. Moussa Sissoko returns to the club on Monday from his summer break and is likely to go to either [.

New Arrival Had To Pinch Himself When He Saw St. James’ Park

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Grant Hanley has talked today in the match program about how great it will be to play at St. James' Park in front of Newcastle's legendary fans. Well, he will get the chance today against SBV Vitesse because Chancel Mbemba has picked up a slight ankle injury in training and is being rested as a [...]

Hanley, Dummett And Colback Start Against Vitesse

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Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the last friendly of pre-season at St. James' Park this afternoon against SBV Vitesse from Arnhem, Holland and Mbemba is not in the squad. Chancel has picked up a slight ankle injury in training and is not playing today but should be ready for Fulham next Friday.

Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For Vitesse?

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The team that Rafa starts today against Vitesse will give us a decent indication of what team he will start on Friday night in the first league game of the Championship season. Rafa Benitez Here's our team in a 4-2-3-1 formation: Sels Janmaat Lascelles (c) Mbemba Gamez Shelvey Hayden Richie Perez Aarons Gayle In goal [.

This Is Where Newcastle Are Much Better Than Promoted Hull

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21-year-old new arrival Isaac Hayden has given some interviews today and he's said he has learned a lot from Rafa Benitez in the short time he's been at Newcastle. And Isaac had the opportunity of playing at Hull last season and helped Steve Bruce's side get promoted by winning the play-off 1-0 against Sheffield Wednesday [.

This Player Is Key To Magpies In Both Form And Attitude

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Vurnon Anita has had a very good season and has played in a number of different positions for Newcastle in the last few weeks and that includes both full-back positions and in central midfield. When he scored Newcastle's first goal at Southend United on Tuesday night he was playing in right midfield.

Rafa Benitez Praises Two Unlikely Newcastle Players

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Rafa Benitez talked to nufcTV today after the 2-0 win over Southend United last night and he has praised both Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran, our two unlikely goalscorers. Rafa is particularly pleased with Vurnon Anita, who seems to be able to play anywhere for Newcastle and he's a player that Rafa Benitez obviously trusts [.

Vurnon Anita Pleased With Goal – Rafa Benitez Happy Enough

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After the 2-0 win against Southend United last night, Rafa Benitez was adamant that Newcastle still had to improve in nearly all areas of the game, but the manager was pleased with the win our third in four friendly games. It was a poorfirsthalf showing, but then after only three minutesinto thesecond half Vurnon [.

Southend 0 Newcastle 2 – Video Of Goals

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Here's the best video we can find of last night's game at least it shows Newcastle's two goals in the second half at Southend scored by Vurnon Anita and Yoan Gouffran to give Newcastle a fairly comfortable 2-0 win.

Darlow And Dummett Start – Hanley On Bench

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just announced the team for the penultimate friendly at Southend United in this summer's pre-season. Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Isaac Hayden; Rolando Aarons, Jonjo Shelvey, Ayoze Perez; Dwight Gayle Substitutes: Matz Sels, Jamie Sterry, Grant Hanley, Jack Colback, Henri [.

Why This Summer’s Not The Time To Build Newcastle’s Global Brand

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If Rafa Benitez had more time with thesquad last season, the likelihood is very high that he would have been able to save Newcastle from relegation, but time ran out and we are in the second division for the coming season. But once Rafa made the decision to stay on at theclub the former Liverpool [.

Upbeat Janmaat Talks About Playing On Right Wing

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Daryl Janmaat could be made into a very decent right winger, as we pointed out in an article we put out last night. He played well yesterday in that position and scored with a great header in the first half against Lokeren. We wonder is the Dutch international wants to stayon Tyneside,because he could be [.

Lokeren Manager Full Of Praise For Newcastle’s Quality

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67 year-old former Belgian International Georges Leekens is the manager of Lokeren and he admitted after the game yesterday that Newcastle were much the better team and that Rafa Benitez' side had more class and better technique than Lokeren. Georges has twice been the Belgium national manager in 1997-1999 and then again in 2010-2012 and [.

Newcastle Beat Loverken 4-0 – Video Of Goals

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Newcastle were 3-0 up at half time and 4-0 up after 48 minutes today with two goals from Perez, one from our new right winger Daryl Janmaat and then a final goal from Jonjo Shelvey as Newcastle bossed this game and after the horrors of the first half at Doncaster Newcastle kept a clean sheet. [...]

New Signing – It’s An Honor To Play For Newcastle Fans

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If the Newcastle playersdidn't know it before Wednesday night then they know now that Rafa Benitez demandsfull commitment in every single game that Newcastle play be it a friendly or league game or cup game. And that first half performance at Doncaster Rovers was a little alarming, since our defense looked as porous as [.

Newcastle The Only Club Benitez Would Have Stayed At

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Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson, the son of Sir Alex Ferguson, says he was not particularly surprised that Rafa Benitez stayed on at Newcastle United. Darrensays that's because of the size of the club, but it still seemed to shock the football world that a world-class manager who had won the ChampionsLeague and Europa League [.

Doncaster 2 Newcastle 2 – All The Goals – Video

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Here are the four goals from last night courtesy of the Newcastle United Twitter feed. They all take place at one end of the ground nice goal at the end from Ayoze. ? Here are the goals from #NUFC's 2-2 draw at @drfc_official. Full highlights to come on nufcTV in the morning — [.

This Newcastle Player Is Made Of The Right Stuff

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Vurnon Anita is becoming a popular player on Tyneside and while his attitude has always been first class, he struggled when he first arrived from Ajax in the summer of 2012, after we had finished 5th top in the Premier League. But in the four seasons since then we've mainly struggled with relegation, so we've [.

Benitez Full Of Praise For Thauvin’s Qualities

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There's no doubt that Florian Thauvin has real ability it's his temperament that was suspect afterhe joined Newcastle last August. Florian didn'tlast six months at Newcastle before he returned on loan to Marseille in January after having a rather miserable six months on Tyneside. But the lad has shown some character in returning to [.


Chapman and Leon called up for Canada

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More international players are getting called away as teams take advantage of the FIFA window.

Allysha Chapman and Adriana Leon have both been called up to Canada's 19-player roster for upcoming friendlies against Costa Rica. Canada will play Costa Rica on June 8 and June 11 in Winnipeg and Toronto respectively.

Allysha Chapman and Adriana Leon called up for Canada

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Both of them will be headed to Europe for friendlies.

Boston Breakers players Allysha Chapman and Adriana Leon have both been named to the CanWNT squad for their upcoming away friendlies against Sweden and Germany. That makes it a matchup between the 2016 Olympic bronze, silver, and gold medalists.


Brazil recall Luiz for Argentina, Australia friendlies

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazil coach Tite on Friday recalled Chelsea defender David Luiz to his squad for two upcoming friendlies despite his team having secured nine wins in nine games without him.

The former PSG defender last played for Brazil in March 2016 when Dunga was still at the helm and he was blamed for two errors in a 2-2 draw with Uruguay.

Champions Cameroon pick ‘rebels’ for friendlies

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Cameroon have chosen two stars who shunned the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations-winning campaign for their first match since defeating Egypt in the final last month.

Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Schalke striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting were recalled for a friendly against Tunisia in Monastir Friday.

United States

Schedule of World Cup qualifiers and friendlies on US TV and streaming: March 22-28, 2017

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During the next 10 days, there will be more than 55 international games shown live to viewers in the United States on TV and/or streaming. Among those countries featured - some of whom will be playing World Cup qualifiers and friendlies - they include the United States, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, England and Argentina.

United States beats Jamaica in final friendly of January camp

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Jordan Morris scores the only goal in the friendlies.

Camp Cupcake ends with a 1-nil win by the United States over Jamaica. It was the only goal of the January friendlies. Jordan Morris took a pass from Benny Feilhaber and slipped it by Ryan Thompson in the 59th minute.

As they did against Serbia, the US struggled to generate an offense, but were stout in defense.

Whitney Engen named to 21-player USWNT roster for September friendlies

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The United States will play Thailand and the Netherlands this month

Boston Breakers defender Whitney Engen has been called up the 21-player USWNT roster for their September friendlies against Thailand and the Netherlands.

The United States will play Thailand on September 15 in Columbus, Ohio and then will play The Netherlands on September 18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

U.S. Under-17 National Team

Hackworth names 26-man roster for U.S. Under-17 camp

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In preparation for the upcoming CONCACAF U-17 Championships, head coach John Hackworth has named his 26-man roster for a pair of upcoming friendlies.

The roster features a heavy dose of players currently on MLS academy rosters, with 15 of the 26 currently featuring in MLS teams' youth systems.

U.S. U-17s cruise past Costa Rica in Florida friendlies

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The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team took care of business in a pair of friendlies against Costa Rica in Bradenton, Fla. on Saturday and Monday, winning 3-1 and 4-0, respectively.

Bryan Reynolds Jr. and Blaine Ferri gave the U.S. a 2-0 lead in the first match on Oct.

United States Men's National Team

USMNT falls one spot in latest FIFA rankings

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The U.S. Men's National Team didn't allow a goal in two recentfriendlies, but it wasn't enough to prevent a slight drop in the latest FIFA rankings

On the heels ofa draw with Serbia and win over Jamaica, the U.S. fell one spot to 29th in the latest FIFA rankings.

Pulisic, Gooch, Green headline USMNT roster for October friendlies

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Ahead of the Hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying, Jurgen Klinsmann is going to get a look at several young stars in the U.S. Men's National Team's October friendlies.

Christian Pulisic, Lynden Gooch and Julian Green headline the USMNT's 23-man roster for the pair of upcoming friendlies.

Who should the USMNT call-up for October friendlies?

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The Hexagonal looms large for the U.S. Men's National Team, making a pair of October friendliesvital for players looking to seal their spots on the next World Cup qualifying roster.

After qualifying for the Hex with a pair of lopsided wins over St.


Anorthosis 1-3 AEK

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Seeing as the season has yet to start (who knows, maybe next weekend it will finally kick off?), AEK managed to schedule another friendly against a team Ketsbaia is all too familiar with. Anorthosis, the team Ketsbaia coached for almost five seasons, were our hosts today in Larnaca.

The game got off to a quick start with AEK scoring 2 minutes in thanks to an own goal from a defensive error.

End of August Signings and Friendlies

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Its been a few weeks since my last post and while the league has yet to start (who knows when it will), there has still been plenty going on with the team. I'll start off with three friendlies we had not too long ago: 0-0 with Atromitos, 1-2 away win against Aris, and a surprised 1-3 home loss to Apollon.

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Get Ready For The Nations League: UEFA Confirm Format Of New Sprawling 55-Team International Tournament

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Concerned about the dwindling appetite for meaningless friendlies, UEFA have decided to take a pro-active step byintroducing a brand new international competition.

Starting in 2018, European nations will compete in the UEFA Nations League a tournament featuring 55 teams, four leagues (split into mini-groups), promotion, relegation and a 'Final Four' showpiece.

USWNT set to close 2016 with pair of friendlies against Romania

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The U.S. Women's National Team will wrap up 2016 with a pair of California friendlies.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that the USWNT will host Romania in the two final friendlies of the 2016 schedule. The two teams will begin the two-game set on Nov.