Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 18/11/2013, na cidade de St. Louis-USA, onde jogaram as seleções da Argentina (3° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Bósnia-Herzegovina (16° no ranking da FIFA).
Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Argentina 2 - 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 - 0 Sergio Agüero (39) 2 - 0 Sergio Agüero (65)
Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 17/11/2013, na cidade de Luxemburgo-LUX, onde jogaram as seleções do Luxemburgo (127° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Montenegro (54° no ranking da FIFA).
Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:
Luxembourg 1 - 4 Montenegro Stade Josy Barthel 0 - 1 Marko Baša (37 Pen.
Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 15/10/2013, na cidade de Bruxelas-BEL, onde jogaram as seleções da Bélgica (5° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de País de Gales (44° no ranking da FIFA).
Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram: Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
Partidas da fase de grupos
Partidas da fase de grupos
Referee KARASEV Sergey (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1 KALUGIN Tikhon (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2 AVERYANOV Anton (RUS)
Fourth Official Vitaly MESHKOV (RUS)
Gols a favor Kevin DE BRUYNE (BEL) 64' , Aaron RAMSEY (WAL) 88'
When Uefa recently fined Premier League champions Manchester City over violating their Financial Fair Play rules, one of the "punishments" was that City could only name a 21-man squad for next season's Champions League campaign instead of the usual 25. Not much of a punishment as City only used 21 players in this season's campaign.
After a month of prologue, it all comes down to this.
Since the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on June 12, all of the excitement and heartbreak has been building towards today. The next world champion will either be Argentina, who would bring the trophy back to South America for the first time since 2002 (and win their own championship for the first time since 1986), or Germany, whose win would continue UEFA's streak.
The other semifinal gives us more UEFA vs. CONMEBOL, but will it give us the same result?
And then there were four. The 2014 World Cup moves on towards its conclusion this weekend, but today we must determine who will be one of the participants in that final and who will play in the third place game.
Another UEFA-Concacaf tie when Belgium played USA. USA were not convincing, but played with heart and spirit, and that always wins friends. I do think they need to take more risks; go more forward, instead of relying so much on defense. That said, great defense, and not least a fantastic Tim Howard! The first round of this tournament has been all about the strikers, but these knock-out stages
The day's matches give us a bit more variety than the weekend. Hopefully the predictability is tossed out the window.
After a weekend that was ripe with CONCACAF and CONMEBOL with a gentle dusting of UEFA, today's games feature two UEFA teams and two CAF ones, and one of today's four teams is the reason some folks' brackets are still alive.
Yesterday two matches between Concacaf and UEFA teams ended with a victory for each of their representatives.For a long time it seemed that Mexico would be able to upset the Dutch, leading 1-0 until almost the end of the match. It was not an impressive Dutch side, which is not looking unbeatable any longer.
Feels like this might be goodbye (Photo: news.naij.com)
Austin Fido has the preview of the third pair of second round matches...
Here's a short history of World Cup football: start with as broad a selection of nations as can be managed, finish with a team from Europe or South America winning the whole thing in a final against another team from Europe or South America.
CONCACAF Thunder was halted, for a moment. Leading 1-0 heading into the 89th minute, the Mexican National Team was sent packing by a determined Netherlands. Wesley Sneider brought the game level at 1-1 in the 88th minute and then six minutes of stoppage time were shown by the fourth official. Rafael Marquez was judged by the ref to have brought down Arjen Robben in the box in the 90+4th minute
Portugal 2 - Ghana 1 NSC Man of the Match: Cristiano Ronaldo A late Ronaldo goal sunk the Black Stars, who needed to win at least 2-1 to progress onward from the Group of Death. The United States somewhat comfortably moved on despite a 1-0 loss to Germany, in part because of this game's result. Belgium 1 - South Korea 0 NSC Man of the Match: Not Steven Defour A red card to Defour brought
It's USMNT game day and here are a few match ups you should watch for against Portugal: The center back pairing to replace Pepe and possibly also Bruno Alves: Pepe, probably the second most recognizable Portuguese national team player behind Cristiano Ronaldo, will not play today due to a red card he earned versus Germany.
The games: 1) Germany - Portugal 2) Nigeria - Iran 3) USMNT - Ghana The times: 1) 12 pm EST 2) 3 pm EST 3) 6 pm EST The channels: 1) ESPN 2) ESPN 3) ESPN The storylines: 1) A healthy* Ronaldo versus a strong German defensive front. 2) The battle for third place in their group. 3) Revenge is on the books for the US Men's National Team.
Bosnia managed to keep up with Argentina's powerful offense for most of the game, but fell short of taking points away due to Lionel Messi. In a display that will play into a pre-conceived narrative of Messi using this tournament to cement his soccer legacy, the Barcelona forward tried to play the role of creator, before deciding the game on his favored left foot.
Michel Platini no longer supports FIFA President Sepp Blatter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
UEFA president Michel Platini has revealed that he no longer supports FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter.
The president of the football governing body has come under immense pressure from top football officials to step down from his post after Blatter was accused of favoring Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.
As this will come to no surprise to anyone, the head of FIFA's Ethics Committee investigation into "alleged" bribes of the Ex-Co to secure the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has decided not to review several million (that's with an 'm') documents recently released by the Sunday Times of England supporting allegations of bribery.
Rules, Current Players & Hopeful New Signings for Arsenal by Crack Clubs cannot name more than 17 non home-grown players aged over 21. With a further 8 home-grown players making a total of 25 man squad. Many have misinterpreted this as meaning clubs have to register 8 homegrown players, which isn't true – clubs could [.
La Eurocopa 2016 (oficialmente, Campeonato Europeo de Fútbol de la UEFA de 2016 o UEFA EURO 2016™) será la decimoquinta edición del torneo europeo de alto nivel futbolístico. Se celebrará en el verano de 2016 en Francia1 y estará organizada por la UEFA. La Eurocopa de 2016 será la que cuente con mayor número de participantes en la fase final de su historia, ampliándose de 16 a 24 los equipos que disputarán el torneo.
At the start of next season, two of the biggest powerhouses in Europe will be missing from continental soccer altogether. Manchester United and AC Milan tried to qualify for the UEFA Europa League, but both fell short in the final matches of their respective league campaigns.
In numerous sports, wild cards can be awarded to players/teams failing to qualify through normal means, usually at the discretion of the governing body.