No surprises on the first round of the 2013 Confederations Cup.
Brazil 3 - 0 Japan
Starting off with Brazil's 3-0 victory over Japan in home soil. A win built around a play mentality Brazilians aren't used to. The home team started fuming opening the score with a Neymar bullet from outside the box on the third minute.
Brazil look increasingly unlikely to win the World Cup on home soil next summer after another disappointing performance on Wednesday resulted in the squad being booed by their own supporters. A Brazil squad comprised of domestic-based players met Chile in a friendly on Wednesday night to celebrate the re-opening of the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, but their performance on the pitch was far from satisfactory.
Benfica manager Jorge Jesus has joined club president Luis Felipe Vieira in questioning the
performance of referee Damir Skomina during the Portuguese outfit's 2-1 second leg defeat away to
Chelsea and believes the Blues will not offer any resistance to holders Barcelona in the
A Javi Garcia header, with five minutes to go, brought Benfica within a goal of progress despite
playing with 10 men for the entire second half at Stamford Bridge following the 40th minute
dismissal of winger Maxi Pereira.
Benfica through their president Luis Felipe Vieira have termed the Champions League exist as a
'outrage' and they have vowed to protest to the Portuguese Football Federation.
Many might be wondering why Vieira is not going through UEFA and the truth is am just as
shockedÂ as you are, however, having watched the match, i do believe Benfica have a reason to feel
Portuguese Club BENFICA has "tweeted" this interesting picture. Its Benfica President Luis Felipe
with Spanish International & VILLAREAL Spanish Football Player CAPDEVILA. Mates? Was in Lisbon & I
thought I would drop in to say hello? No, apparently putting the final touches to a transfer
agreement were Capdevila is the chosen defender to take the place of the now Real Madrid player
El Real Madrid estÃ¡ muy bien colocado para hacerse con los servicios del lateral izquierdo del
Benfica Fabio Coentrao, e incluso el presidente del club luso viajÃ³ este viernes a la
capital espaÃ±ola para establecer contactos, informa el diario luso A Bola.
UPDATE: According to ESPN Soccernet, it has beenÂ confirmed that
Benfica have reached a deal with Chelsea to sell
Ramires for Â£18.2million. Comissao do Mercado de Valores Mobiliarios (CMVM)Â made
a statement to the Portuguese regulatory authorities saying,
"Benfica hereby announces that it has reached a preliminary agreement with Chelsea for the
definitive transfer of the sporting and economic rights of the professional footballer Ramires for
the amount of â‚¬22,000,000.
Over the last couple of days it has made the press in England that two chaps set off
from London in the height of darkness and visited every Premier League ground in just 14 hours,
ending up in Newcastle the afternoon after...
Whilst it may be daft to say, I am fortunate enough to live in England and have visited the
majority of Premier League grounds.
That is, one with Didier Drogba and one without Didier Drogba. I, like many others have stated
before, have always had this sort-of idea that Chelsea were a completely different team when Drogba
wasn't playing. During tonight's match versus Porto, this idea culminated into a thesis that was
entirely tangible and defensible.
Original Source: Spanish Football Sprts /Straight from the horses mouth, metaphorically speaking,
as ATLETICO DE MADRID President Enrique Cerezo has said publicly that he thinks that signing of 28
year old French defender ROD FANNI of STADE RENNES is close. The Spanish Club President said that
Atletico is currently negotiating with the French Club & things are moving forward but he could not
Source Blog : Sp Ftball Sprts /Deportivo A CoruÃ±a & Brazilian left back LUIS FELIPE is considered
one of the best players in his position of the Spanish League. The player was on the verge of
landing at FC BARCELONA last season & was also on the agenda of REAL MADRID. A terrible leg injury
â€“ broken bone â€“ left him out of action most of the season & he managed to timidly get back on
the field to
ITÂ´S OFFICAL . FC Barcelona announce on their web agreement!FC BARCELONA wishes a defensive left
back to take the place thatSlyvinho has left open with his departure, but they are
experiencingtense problems getting their chosen player, LUIS FELIPE ofDEPORTIVO A CORUÃ‘A. BarÃ§a
offers only 9Mâ‚¬ & Deportivo asks for20Mâ‚¬, & the President of the latter is famously known as a
very tough& unmoving
Enough of Real Madrid, its time to talk about ATLETICO DEMADRID :-)Seriously, there is news from
"AS" that the Madrid Club has its eyeson DEPORTIVO A CORUÃ‘A 23 year old Brazilian left wing
defenderFELIPE LUIS. There are Clubs like FC Barcelona ( option to substituteSylvinho) & Juventus
who are also interested & the price of transferbeing talked about is around 15Mâ‚¬.
No hay plazo que no se cumpla, ni deuda que no se pague, y es que la maÃ±ana de este viernes en
la cancha nÃºmero tres de Verde Valle, el Guadalajara de Tercera DivisiÃ³n culminÃ³ su semana de
preparaciÃ³n previa al partido de Ida de la Gran Final de la Temporada 2009- 2010 de la categorÃa
de Filiales, ante Estudiantes Tecos, a disputarse este sÃ¡bado en punto de las 11:30 horas en la
cancha Jorge Campos de las instalaciones universitarias.
ComunicaciÃ³n y Medios Club Deportivo Guadalajara , Alejandro GuzmÃ¡n
En un partido de poder a poder, digno de un encuentro de Liguilla, donde no hubo lugar a las
especulaciones, el mediodÃa de este sÃ¡bado en la cancha nÃºmero uno del Club Chivas San Rafael,
la Escuela de Futbol Chivas La Gigantera y el Guadalajara de Tercera DivisiÃ³n celebraron el
encuentro correspondiente a la Ida de las Semifinales de filiales de la Temporada 2009-2010 de la
Tercera DivisiÃ³n, donde el cuadro tapatÃo dirigido por Luis Felipe PeÃ±a, perteneciente a las
Fuerzas BÃ¡sicas del RebaÃ±o, consiguiÃ³ vencer 1-2 a la Escuela rojiblanca para aventajar en la
serie misma que culminarÃ¡ el prÃ³ximo sÃ¡bado con el juego de Vuelta en Verde Valle.
The last few days I have posted up this seasons team photos of Real Madrid & FC Barcelona. Today I
managed to find the team photo of the ATLETICO DE MADRID starting 11 that won the EUROPA LEAGUE
2012 a week ago.Hopefully the many overseas Atletico fans will enjoy this historical pic.Â
Atletico de Madrid 2012 Europa League Final Top: L to R: Courtois, Luis Felipe, Mario, Gaby,
Miranda & Godin