Report: Genoa 2 Inter 0

first_imgGenoa 2 Inter 0: Pandev piles misery on old employers Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 05:40 2/18/18 GoranPandev - cropped Getty Images Goran Pandev was Genoa’s hero as Inter suffered their latest setback in the race for Champions League qualification in Serie A. Inter old boy Goran Pandev ensured his former club’s 2018 woes returned as Genoa secured a 2-0 victory at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.The 34-year-old forward coolly dispatched the hosts’ second goal in the 59th minute to land a sapping blow against Inter’s bid for a Champions League place.Luciano Spalletti’s side won for the first time since the start of December when they beat Bologna 2-1 at San Siro last week but that result now appears to have been a false dawn. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ivan Perisic joining Mauro Icardi on the injury list did little for their creative capabilities and Andrea Ranocchia’s bizarre own-goal in first-half stoppage time left the Nerazzurri with an uphill task.Pandev’s goal means Inter lie fourth on the back of Roma’s 2-0 win at Udinese earlier on Saturday and will drop out of the Champions League spots if Lazio beat Verona on Monday.Fischio finale allo stadio “Luigi Ferraris” dove il @GenoaCFC conquista la vittoria contro l’@Inter! #GenoaInter #SerieATIM— Serie A TIM (@SerieA_TIM) February 17, 2018The veteran Macedonia international rolled back the years with a mazy run in the ninth minute, although the angle was against him by the time he managed to test Samir Handanovic.Pandev unwittingly went closer shortly afterwards when his raking ball into the box bounced between Genoa midfielder Oscar Hiljemark and Handanovic and looped up to hit the crossbar.Inter’s first opening arrived in the 19th minute but Yann Karamoh’s sliced finish was not a fitting way to greet Antonio Candreva’s chipped cross after raiding into the Genoa box.In the absence of Icardi and Perisic, Candreva looked the most likely Inter player to make something happen and the Italy winger forced Mattia Perin to save from a sweetly struck 31st-minute effort.Ranocchia was already booked by the time he caught Andrej Galabinov with a flailing arm five minutes before half-time but referee Michael Fabbri elected not to consult VAR.He might have been better receiving his marching orders because, on the stroke of the interval, Milan Skriniar clumped Ervin Zukanovic’s cross against his centre-back partner and the ball flew past a helpless Handanovic.1 – That was Andrea Ranocchia’s first own goal in Serie A, in his 186th appearance in the Italian top-flight. Happenstance. #GenoaInter— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) February 17, 2018Joao Cancelo got back to make a vital aerial challenge early in the second half when Pandev stole behind Ranocchia and looked poised to head home Aleandro Rosi’s cross.Just before the hour, Pandev got the goal his endeavours deserved. A wonderfully cushioned touch took the sting out of Diego Laxalt’s speculative shot and he took the time and space it afforded him to calmly finish.Spalletti sent on Rafinha in place of the ineffective Matias Vecino to try and force a response and Inter might have pulled a goal back when Roberto Gagliardini charged into the box to meet Cancelo’s cross but glanced wide.Karamoh was the Nerazzurri’s match-winner last time out and, although he twisted skilfully past Genoa substitute Stephane Omeonga, he sent a vicious shot dipping narrowly over.Zukanovic cleared a curling attempt from Eder off the line and might have added gloss to the scoreline for Serie A’s 12th-placed side when he powered over from a corner, before Pandev took his standing ovation 10 minutes from time. Key Opta Stats:- Inter conceded more than one goal in a Serie A away game for the first time since last April (a 5-4 defeat away to Fiorentina).- The last time Inter lost by a margin of two or more goals in a Serie A game away from home was in December 2016 (v Napoli).- Goran Pandev has scored four goals in the league against Inter – two of these have come in the last two matches played between the sides at Genoa.- The home side has won in each of the last 10 Serie A matches between Genoa and Inter.- Genoa have won three consecutive Serie A games for the first time since May 2015 – on the previous occasion, the third success came against Inter.- Antonio Candreva played his 300th Serie A game, while Danilo D’Ambrosio made his 150th appearance in the Italian top-flight. read morelast_img read more

Brazil delay squad after Neymar fall

first_imgBrazil Neymar, Fernandinho injuries delay Brazil squad announcement Brasil Global Tour 00:11 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Fernandinho vs. Arsenal Getty Brazil Neymar Marcelo Russia v Brazil Germany v Brazil Russia Germany Friendlies After a host of his regular players suffered physical problems this week, coach Tite has elected to postpone his latest squad announcement by 10 days Brazil have delayed the announcement of their latest squad by 10 days following injuries to Neymar and other key players.Coach Tite was due to name his 23-man group on Friday March 2nd, but on Tuesday the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed that the call-ups would be postponed until March 12th.READ MORE: Understudy Firmino can lead  | Tite confirms 15 players for WC  | Tite’s tactical evolutionThe Selecao meet Russia and Germany next month as the Brasil Global Tour returns to Europe. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We have a different situation from other call-ups,” said technical coordinator Edu Gaspar on Tuesday. “There are at least five players in need of more elaborate physical and medical observation and we want all the necessary information before calling up our players.“By changing the date, we will also gain an extra two or three games in which we can observe and evaluate each player.”Neymar suffered foot injury in PSG’s victory over Marseille on Friday and faces a spell on the sidelines.His PSG colleague Marquinhos also suffered a knock in that game, while Fernandinho hobbled off with a hamstring injury during Manchester City’s EFL Cup final on Sunday.Marcelo is still fighting to return from a muscle problem of his own, and his Real Madrid team-mate Casemiro has just pulled out of Wednesday’s clash against Espanyol due to a stomach problem.All five players are members of “The 15” who Tite says are guaranteed a place at this year’s World Cup.Brazil meet Russia in Moscow on March 23 before heading to Berlin to face Germany on March 27last_img read more

Dortmund to step up Reus contract talks

first_imgTransfers Dortmund to step up Reus contract talks Joe Wright 20:47 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) marco reus - cropped Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Borussia Dortmund v Augsburg Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga The Bundesliga club are eager to secure the Germany international on a new deal following his return from injury Borussia Dortmund plan to step up talks with Marco Reus over a new contract, according to sporting director Michael Zorc.The Germany international has 18 months remaining on his deal at Signal Iduna Park and has yet to agree to an extension.Reus only returned from a cruciate ligament injury in February and has scored twice in his last two Bundesliga appearances, against Borussia Monchengladbach and Augsburg. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Zorc says the 28-year-old did not want to discuss new terms while he recovered but now expects negotiations to pick up pace.”We totally understood that Marco did not want to enter contract talks during his injury,” he told Sport Bild.”And, of course, we will now intensify the talks.”Reus, who moved to Dortmund from Gladbach in 2012, has been linked with a possible move to Liverpool.However, it is reported in Germany that the player’s representatives have already held preliminary talks with Dortmund officials over a new contract.Dortmund coach Peter Stoger recently labelled Reus “indispensable” following his return from injury amid speculation of a potential summer transfer.”If he’s fit and well he is indispensable for any team,” Stoger said of the 28-year-old.”We will do it the same way as we handled it last week. We speak to him constantly because he knows his body very well, because he knows how well he is, and because it is just as important to us as it is to him that he stays healthy.”So, we will decide soon how we manage his role. It was always in our minds [that he would be rested], but if he feels well, he is indispensable for this team.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

WATCH: Gotze’s Dortmund evolution

first_imgPowerade VIDEO: Our Borussia team was equal to Bayern – Mario Gotze’s Dortmund evolution Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:09 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Powerade Borussia Dortmund Bayern München Bundesliga Videos The attacking midfielder won two Bundesliga titles and and says their side were equal to their great rivals Bayern Munich have dominated the German football scene for a number of years now, but they were made to play second fiddle by Borussia Dortmund at the start of the decade.Under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, BVB reigned supreme for two seasons, winning two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 along with the DFB-Pokal, capped by a rampant 5-2 victory over Bayern in the final.They were no match for their Bavarian rivals in terms of resources, but Mario Gotze, pivotal to the club’s wildly successful spell under Klopp, believes Dortmund proved to be more than a match for them on the pitch. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “I think at the time I was with Dortmund, which was also during Jurgen’s [Klopp] time there, we had a very good team and were definitely equals to Bayern Munich,” Gotze said.“We won the Bundesliga twice in those three years, we won the cup and played Bayern in the Champions League final. So, we certainly felt we were their equals and accepted the challenge that went with that, and we were equally hungry to win titles.“And that’s just what we did. It was such a very, very good time.”last_img read more


first_imgWelcome to the last edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch for July 2005…the next edition will be August 1st…hard to believe how fast the year is going! The All Nations tournament is now exactly 3 months away, keep an eye on the website for all the latest news as the event draws closer… * We’re having a massive stocktake sale in an attempt to clear some of the piles of merchandise, hats, t-shirts etc that have built up in our storage over the last couple of years. There’s some great bargains, including clothes from the 2005 Youth World Cup, NTL gear and more. If you’re a coach or from a local association looking for some shirts that you could use for uniforms for your juniors, there’s plenty of options here. These shirts could be perfect for your kids to run around in at their park competition, could have numbers ironed on and are a cheap matching uniform! If you’re after some gear like hats, waist bags and beanies, there’s also plenty of sales, so make sure you get in quick. Stock is certainly limited, check out the following website for all of the prices, sizes, colours and styles on offer: TOUCH FOOTBALL SHOP- STOCKTAKE SALE Any orders can be purchased online or sent to Casey at * Just so everyone knows we’ve now become Touch Football Australia (rather than Australian Touch Association) as we were previously known. TFA will replace ATA. (It will take a little getting used to for us all!) * The Southern Suns held their annual forum over the weekend, bringing together representatives from their region to Yass for discussion on all areas of the sport, technical area, AusTouch and more. One positive outcome of the forum was the response to the junior Touch Footy program AusTouch…the Suns are aiming to get an AusTouch leader accredited in each affiliate and have commenced with Goulburn, Yass, Leeton, Tarcutta, Moruya, Temora, Wollongong and Finley already achieving this goal. Courses are also planned for Griffith and Wagga to accredit people from Hay, Moama-Echuca, Coolamon, Junee, Albury, Ardlethan, Cootamundra and Gundagai as AusTouch leaders. The Coaching forum and Selctors forum were also very well received by attendees and the Referees forum covered a lot of topics which will continue to help the Southern Suns become a stronger and better region. Congratulations to Ross Freestone who has been appointed to replace Brian Smith as the Suns Director of Referees and the Suns would like to than Brian for the great job he did and wish him well in his move North. Suns director Rod Wise also indicated how great it was to see the smaller affiliates like Finley, Temora, Moruya, Jerrabomberra, Leeton and Tarcutta represented at the forum. * In other NSW news the Vawdon Cup held it’s second round over the weekend, with Cronulla, Penrith, Parramatta, Central Coast all coming out winners and Wests and Canterbury playing out a 3-3 draw in the Mens Premier League. In the Womens Premier League Canterbury, Newcastle Uni and Easts all grabbed wins. * In Queensland development officers Phil Gyemore and Terry McSweeney have visited the town of Charleville in Western Qld last week. Charleville is the largest town in the South West of Queensland’s outback region and Queensland Touch will be sending us a report of what’s happening in Touch for that region later this week. * For those of you who are wondering what staff changes have been taking place in the TFA (formerly ATA) office in recent times, here’s an explanation… CEO Bill Ker has now officially retired, although he continues to help the office staff with finalising several important matters. Kevin Thompson is now working his way steadily through the piles of daily work on his desk. Gwynne Ker, who organised international tours and also acted as Personal Assistant to the CEO has also retired and from her reports is busy at home spending more time with her beautiful grandkids and packing up their home for their upcoming move interstate. Maree Curran has taken over the work Gwynne was doing for the All Nations tournament, so please be patient as there is a lot of organisation and preparation to do for 10 Australian teams! Kristy McManus has moved from the receptionist role to be Kevin’s Personal Assistant and has also taken over organising National Travel and Accommodation for events such as AGM’s, staff trips, tournaments etc. Kristy has taken this Travel Management role from Rachel Moyle, who will continue her work in the field of Media and will also take over Gwynne Ker’s other role in the Merchandise area. Rachel will be organising the merchandise you see on sale on the internet shop and so forth. Casey Topp comes into the office after working for several months helping with odd jobs and data entry, taking over the role of receptionist for the office. Finally, Colm Maguire has come on board as the Elite Performance Manager, he’ll be based out of the Touch SA office for the next couple of months, after which he’ll be moving to Brisbane and continuing the role there. It will no doubt take us all a few weeks to settle into our new roles, so please be patient with us as we work together and of you’re unsure of who to contact for your query, check out the homepage with all the contact details * Remember all requests for assistance with writing media releases or gaining some coverage for upcoming events such as the Under 18 Championships and the All Nations tournament can be sent to Rachel Moyle at * If you have any info for future editions of Sixty Seconds in Touch, send the details to * The next edition of Touch-e-Talk is due out next week, already it’s looking choc full of more great articles, info and feature stories on our Open and Senior Australian representatives. To join the mailing list simply send your email address to or jump on the website next Wednesday for the latest edition. * The National 18’s Championships are just 2 months away. Preparations are well underway with the teams being finalised and organisation for an Opening Ceremony getting started. We’ll be holding a big opening ceremony that combines welcoming all teams with sending off the 10 Australian sides heading to the All Nations. Plans are well afoot to send them off in style, presenting them with an Australian flag and allowing the National 18’s players to wish them all the best as they head off to face the other nations and especially as they reignite the rivalry with the Kiwis. By Rachel Moylelast_img read more

Australian Coaching Workforce Study

first_imgDeakin University is seeking your input to gain a better understanding of the work you do as a coach. Sport coaching researchers at Deakin University are interested in finding out what work goes into coaching individual athletes and teams. They want to know how much time, money, and resources go into preparing you and your athletes/teams each week, what you think about your development as a coach and are interested in seeking your views about how to best support you.The aim of this research is to help with the development of policies and management practices at national, state and community levels of sport that will better support and improve the way you coach.To participate in this research, simply click on the link to the Australian Coaching Workforce online survey below which will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. you would like more information about this research project please contact Dr Andrew Dawson by phone (03)92517309 or email Related Filescoach_workforce_ad-pdflast_img read more

10 months agoRoma, AC Milan battle for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

first_imgRoma, AC Milan battle for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayiby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe race for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is heating up.Gazzetta dello Sport says Roma are considering an approach for Batshuayi.They are considering an approach for the Chelsea striker in a loan with an option to buy deal.Batshuayi is currently on loan at Valencia but has been linked with a switch to Serie A with AC Milan.Valencia coach Marcelino was non-committal last week when discussing whether the Belgian would still be with the club beyond the January market. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

10 months agoLiverpool battle Bayern Munich for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner

first_imgLiverpool battle Bayern Munich for RB Leipzig striker Timo Wernerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are chasing a deal for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.Abendzeitung says Werner is one of the most coveted frontmen in European football and has dropped a massive hint that he could join Bayern Munich.But Jurgen Klopp’s side are also in the hunt to land the 22-year-old. Werner has been scouted by the Reds on numerous occasions and he’s being discussed as a target. The striker has said this week: “There are other clubs in the picture. If you play in Germany and want to stay in Germany, there is only one club in question (Bayern).” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

25 days agoNicolas Pepe: Why I chose Arsenal over PSG and Bayern Munich

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nicolas Pepe: Why I chose Arsenal over PSG and Bayern Munichby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNicolas Pepe has explained his decision to join Arsenal.The attacker’s former St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier had spoken of Pepe joining PSG last summer.But Pepe explained to Canal Football Club: “Galtier imagined me at PSG? He even imagined Bayern in what he said. For me, this is a choice that can surprise because it is a club that does not play the Champions League, but it is also a club that has a lot of ambitions, we also play the Europa League, it’s also a European competition where we have the goal to win. “The coach is used to this competition, he already won with Sevilla, last year they were in the final. The goal is to do better, so to win this competition.” last_img read more

16 days agoBrahim Díaz told by Real Madrid to find loan club

first_imgBrahim Díaz told by Real Madrid to find loan clubby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Díaz has been told by Real Madrid he must leave on-loan in January.The young midfielder is rated highly by coach Zinedine Zidane, but has been told there is no place for him in Real’s immediate plans.Brahim is yet to get on the pitch this season and he’s been told to find himself a loan club to step up his development.Both in January when he arrived from Manchester City and over the summer, Brahim refused to leave on-loan.But management are pushing him to change his mind leading up to the winter market. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

7 days agoBenteke, Tomkins extend Crystal Palace contracts

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Benteke, Tomkins extend Crystal Palace contractsby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace are boosted by news that Christian Benteke and James Tomkins have extended their contracts.Tomkins will now be with the club until the end of the 2021/2022 season, while Benteke has a contract that expires at the end of the 2020/2021 campaign.While Tomkins is a key player, Benteke’s renewal was a little surprising given he has only started two Premier League games and not scored a goal in league play this season.Speaking about the renewals, Palace club chairman Steve Parish had the following to say: “I’m pleased that agreements have been reached with these two important senior players.”Both James and Christian bring vast Premier League experience, commitment and professionalism to the squad.”These new deals show that we recognise their levels of performance in recent seasons, that we believe in both players, and that they are hugely motivated by the direction the club is heading.” last_img read more

7 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer insists no problem Pogba meeting with Zidane

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer insists no problem Pogba meeting with Zidaneby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists there’s no problem with Paul Pogba speaking to Real Madrid coacn Zinedine Zidane.The two were pictured together last week in Dubai after Pogba travelled to the UAE for a warm weather rehab programme to aid his recovery from an ankle and foot injury.Solskjaer said: “It’s a picture. When you’re at Man United you get pictures taken of you. I don’t have any problem with that at all.”Paul is part of our plans. He’s been playing through the pain barrier but when he came back against Rochdale and Arsenal he wanted to play. “He tried to get back but it was too painful. He had that scan, he’s on the way back, he’s recovering, he’s mending. He’s been off for a few days working.”I’ve not heard Paul say he doesn’t want to be here. Paul wants to stay here and play well.” last_img read more

LSU S Jamal Adams Blasts Tigers’ Fans For Leaving Basketball Game Early, Says They “Show No Loyalty”

first_imgJamal Adams rips LSU fans on Twitter.These LSU fans aren’t loyal. That’s what Tigers’ safety Jamal Adams thinks, anyway. Wednesday evening, LSU’s men’s basketball team lost to Tennessee, 78-63. Many Tigers’ fans were seen departing from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center with minutes to go in the contest. This did not please Adams, a 6-foot, 206-pound rising sophomore on the LSU football team. I can’t hold my tongue. LSU fans show no loyalty. You expect so much from us athletes,but won’t stay and support through the whole game.— JamalAdams™ (@TheAdams_era) March 5, 2015LSU has been known for having such prideful and loyal fans, and I hate to see people ruining that image. The game’s not over until it ends.— JamalAdams™ (@TheAdams_era) March 5, 2015While it’s probably not smart for Adams to call out his school’s fan base on Twitter, he’s not wrong in expressing some frustration. It’s the final home game of the season – you can stay in your seats until the final buzzer sounds, LSU fans.last_img read more

Jerami Grant Posts Cool Photo Of Himself In Brother’s Jersey

first_imga general view of the floor at notre dame basketball arena(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Syracuse and Notre Dame are rivals on the hardwood, but former Orange star Jerami Grant, who now plays for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, is rooting for the Irish Thursday afternoon. That’s because his older brother, Jerian Grant, will be finishing up his senior season in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Grant showed some love for his brother by wearing his No. 22 Notre Dame jersey ahead of the contest.Grant made sure to remind Orange fans that he’s still “Cuse Nation” though. Very cool.last_img

Video: Syracuse’s Tyler Roberson Slams Home Crazy Alley-Oop vs. Duke

first_imgTyler Roberson slams home alley-oop dunk against Duke.Vine/Chris StoneFor whatever reason, Syracuse forward Tyler Roberson plays incredibly well whenever the Orange take the floor against Duke. In 2015, Roberson went for 19 points and 10 rebounds against Duke at home, and 16 points, nine rebounds at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tonight, he has six points and two rebounds midway through the first half, and two of those points were the loudest of the game thus far. Gbinije to Tyler Roberson. Got up.— Chris Stone (@cstonehoops) January 19, 2016At first glance, Michael Gbinije’s pass looks off-target, but it doesn’t matter. Roberson can really jump, and he got up for that ridiculous one-handed finish.last_img

Australia v Jordan: Title defence begins in UAE

first_imgAustralia will begin their quest to win a second consecutive Asian Cup with an opening match against Jordan on January 6 at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain.Both sides will be expected to progress to the knockout stage from Group B, with four of the six third place teams going through also, and nabbing three early points will be a brilliant start. Each team has won twice against the other in their four World Cup qualification matches since Australia moved to the AFC – with the home side triumphing on each occasion. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Australia vs Jordan Date Sunday, January 6 AEDT Time 10.00pm AEDT / 3.00pm LOCAL TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In Australia, the match can be watched live on Fox Sports through the Foxtel platform. There is no free-to-air broadcaster.You can stream the game through either the Foxtel Go, Play, Kayo and the My Football Live – just bear in mind those services are subscription based. AUS TV channel Online stream Fox Sports Foxtel GO/Play/Kayo/My Football Live  Squads & Team News   Position Australia players Goalkeepers Ryan, Vukovic, Langerak Defenders Sainsbury, Behich, Gersbach, Jurman, Milligan, Risdon, Degenek, Grant Midfielders Luongo,  Jeggo, Amini, Irvine, Mabil, Rogic Forwards Leckie, Giannou, Nabbout, Maclaren, Kruse, Ikonomidis The Socceroos will be missing arguably their best player Aaron Mooy through injury for the duration of the Asian Cup, while star winger Mathew Leckie has been selected but is likely to be absent until the latter stages of the tournament.Martin Boyle was also a late withdrawal in the days leading up to the matchAn opening match against an unpredictable Jordan will see Graham Arnold select his best available line-up, but it’s far from clear who will start in midfield and attack.Massimo Luongo is a lock to start in central midfield and it’s likely Jackson Irvine will step into the vacant position alongside because of Mooy’s absenceTom Rogic will start in the attacking midfield role, but any two of Robbie Kruse, Awer Mabil, Andrew Nabbout and Chris Ikonomidis could play on the flanks.Nabbout is likely to start as the central striker after impressing in the 5-0 victory over Oman.Socceroos predicted XI: Ryan (GK); Behich, Milligan (C), Sainsbury, Risdon; Luongo, Irvine; Kruse, Rogic, Ikonomidis; Nabbout. Position Jordan players Goalkeepers Amer Shafi, Moataz Yaseen, Ahmed Abdel-Sattar Defenders Tareq Khattab, Yazan Abu Arab, Mohammed Al-Basha, Anas Bani Yaseen, Bara’ Marei, Feras Shelbaieh, Salem Al-Ajalin Midfielders Baha’ Abdel-Rahman, Saeed Murjan, Saleh Rateb, Yousef Al-Rawashdeh, Ahmad Ersan, Yazan Thalji, Yaseen Al-Bakhit, Musa Al-Taamari, Obaida Al-Samarneh, Khalil Bani Attiah, Ahmed Samir Forwards Baha’ Faisal, Odai Khadr  Jordan’s most high-profile player is Musa Al-Taamari, who plys his trade for Cyprus club APOEL Nicosia, and he will be the nation’s fulcrum in the midfield. Veterans Amer Shafi. Anas Ban Yaseen and Yaseen Al-Bakhit should feature heavily being experienced members of the Chivalrous. The Jordanians have surprising left out striker Hamza Al-Dardour, who scored a hat-trick during the last Asian Cup and has 27 goals from his 55 caps. They will be led by Belgian coach Vital Borkelmans, who served as an assistant for his own country from 2012-16. In 2018, the Middle Eastern side recorded some impressive results including a win against Denmark and a narrow one-goal defeat to World Cup finalist Croatia. Betting & Match Odds Australia are strong favourites heading into this match with a Socceroos win valued at $1.22, a draw at $6.00 and an Jordan victory at $13.While three points for the Socceroos seems likely according to the bookies, the green and gold have never beaten Jordan in the Middle East.A single goal win for Australia looks to be solid value at $3.10.All odds courtesy of Bet365 and correct at the time of publishing.  Match Preview Josh Risdon SocceroosWhile the signs all point to a comfortable Australian result, Jordan have terrific record against the green and gold in the Middle East and cannot be underestimated.The Socceroos have thumped the Chivalrous 4-0 and 5-1 in Australia during two separate World Cup qualification campaigns, but lost the return matches in Jordan 2-1 and 2-0 respectively.They will be coached by Graham Arnold, who will appear at his second Asian Cup after leading the green and gold to the quarter-finals in 2007.It’s his second stint in charge having recently taken over from Dutch manager Bert van Marwijk, who led the Socceroos to the recent World Cup in Russia.Defending champions Australia are among the tournament favourites but a lack of quality goalscorers in their squad threatens to be an issue, with talisman Tim Cahill now retired.The team’s only out-and-out striker Jamie Maclaren has never scored for his nation and only has one goal this season – scored back in August.But the green and gold have been impressive in their two recent Middle East-based matches, thumping Kuwait 4-0 and thrashing Oman 5-0.Australia, Jordan and Syria will be favourites to progress from Group B, but with only four of the six third place teams qualifying for the knockouts, there is no room for complacency in these early matches.last_img read more

The Spun 2016 College Football Staff Picks: Week 7

first_imgCollege Football Week 7 picks by The Spun staff members.Things remain tight in our office picks contest for the full college football season. Last week, Matt Hladik was a pick clear of everyone else, and used the big week to take sole control of first place. He was 23-7 on the week. Revisit our Week 6 picks here.Here are the full office standings through six weeks:Record:Picks Back:1.Matt Hladik202-502.Andrew Holleran200-5223.Matt Lombardi196-5664.Dan Lyons194-5885.Andrew McCarty192-60106.Steve Driscoll191-61117.Kaitlin McCabe186-6616College Football Week 7 features 31 games that we’ll be picking this week. Friday night features two games involving Power Five conference team: No. 7 Louisville hosts Duke, and Mississippi State travels BYU. On Saturday, we have a huge game between Alabama and Tennessee in Knoxville, which could be a prelude to the SEC Championship Game, and a top 10 showdown in the Big Ten between Ohio State and Wisconsin. Again, there is a fair chance that game has a rematch in December.Here are our staff picks for every Power Five and Top 25 game for College Football Week 7.(*On mobile, our College Football Week 7 picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)GameLombardiHolleranLyonsHladikDriscollMcCabeMcCarty7 Louisville vs. Dukelouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logolouisville logoBYU vs. Mississippi StatebyuMississippi State LogobyuMississippi State LogobyubyuMississippi State LogoGeorgia vs. Vanderbiltgeorgiageorgiageorgiageorgiageorgiageorgiageorgia3 Clemson vs. N.C. Stateclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoclemson logoMaryland vs. MinnesotaminnesotaMaryland LogominnesotaminnesotaMaryland LogoMaryland LogoMaryland LogoPurdue vs. Iowaiowaiowaiowaiowaiowaiowaiowa19 Oklahoma vs. Kansas StateoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaoklahomaTexas Tech vs. 20 West Virginiawest virginiawest virginiatexastechwest virginiawest virginiawest virginiatexastechRutgers vs. IllinoisIllinois LogoIllinois LogorutgersrutgersIllinois LogoIllinois LogoIllinois LogoGeorgia Tech vs. Georgia So.georgia techgeorgia techgeorgia techgeorgia techgeorgia techgeorgia techgeorgia techVirginia vs. Pittpitt logopitt logopitt logopitt logopitt logopitt logopitt logo14 Florida State vs. Wake Forestflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoflorida state logoAkron vs. 24 Western Michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michiganwestern michigan11 Baylor vs. Kansasbaylorbaylorbaylorbaylorbaylorbaylorbaylor9 Tennessee vs. 1 Alabamaalabamatennessee logoalabamaalabamaalabamaalabamaalabamaArizona vs. USCuscarizonauscuscarizonaarizonauscIndiana vs. 10 Nebraskanebraskanebraskanebraskanebraskaindiananebraskaindiana16 Miami vs. North Carolinaunc logomiamimiamimiamiunc logomiamimiamiMichigan State vs. NorthwesternMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoMichigan State LogoSyracuse vs. 17 Virginia Techvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatechvirginiatech18 Florida vs. MissourifloridafloridafloridafloridafloridafloridafloridaOregon State vs. 21 Utahutahutahutahutahutahutahutah22 Arkansas vs. 12 Ole Missole missole missarkansasole missole missole missole miss13 Houston vs. TulsahoustonhoustonhoustonhoustonhoustonhoustonhoustonTexas vs. Iowa StatetexastexastexastexastexastexastexasLSU vs. Southern Mississippilsu logolsu logolsu logolsu logolsu logolsu logolsu logoNotre Dame vs. Stanfordnotre dame logostanfordnotre dame logonotre dame logonotre dame logonotre dame logonotre dame logoColorado vs. Arizona Statecoloradocoloradocoloradocoloradocoloradocoloradocolorado8 Wisconsin vs. 2 Ohio Stateohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logoohio state logo15 Boise State vs. Colorado Stateboise stateboise stateboise stateboise stateboise stateboise stateboise stateWashington State vs. UCLAuclauclawazzuuclauclawazzuuclaSeason Record196-56200-52194-58202-50191-61186-66192-60last_img read more

Watch: Army Cadets Rush The Field After Ending 14-Year Losing Streak Vs. Navy

first_imgArmy's cadets rush the field after the team finally beats Navy.The streak is over. Army beat Navy today for the first time since 2001.When the game was over and the Black Knights had wrapped up a 21-17 win over the Midshipmen, the Corps of Cadets wasted no time in celebrating.In packs of several, the Long Gray Line descended onto the turf at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. What a moment it was.#ArmyBeatNavy— Will Palaszczuk (@SBNWillP) December 10, 2016We know a good field storming. All the chills watching Army cadets rush the field. Good for those guys.— Oxford Economist (@OxfordEconomist) December 10, 2016Even in the midst of pure, unadulterated joy, the Cadets made sure to stop and show respect for their rivals.That’s respect. Mid-field storm, the Corps of Cadets stops to sing the Navy alma mater.— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 10, 2016That isn’t shocking. After all, these guys are going to be teaming up in a major way in the coming years.What a game in Charm City today. Congrats to Army and head coach Jeff Monken.last_img read more

Lucas Moura doubts Van Dijk dribble stat

first_imgTottenham forward Lucas Moura says he thinks Virgil van Dijk was one of the top three players in the world last season, but questioned the infamous stat about the Dutchman being impossible to dribble past.The Dutchman’s monumental performances for club and country this season have seen him thrust into the conversation for the Ballon d’Or, alongside Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Alisson.It has been claimed that the only player to successfully complete a dribble past Van Dijk last season was Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, on international duty with Germany in November – but Moura isn’t so sure. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? In an interview with Brazilian YouTube channel Desimpedidos (via Sport Witness), he said: “Dude, now this question there I don’t know if it’s true.“They say he hasn’t been dribbled past since… whatever. If the guy is past him, it’s already a dribble.“I don’t know, but the guys must have gone past him now.“I know I scored a goal against Liverpool, we lost, but I scored against Liverpool and he was left behind. But he’s great. He is.”26-year-old Moura was the hero of Spurs’ stunning Champions League semi-final comeback against Ajax, scoring a hat-trick in Amsterdam, but had to settle for a place on the bench in the final against Van Dijk and Liverpool.He came on as a second-half substitute for midfielder Harry Winks but was unable to turn the tide as Van Dijk’s man-of-the-match performance helped Jurgen Klopp’s side to their sixth European title.“Hey, the guy’s good,” Moura admitted. “He’s two metres tall, strong, and the Liverpool team is a very good fit, with a lot of chemistry.Lucas Moura Tottenham 2018-19“So he had an excellent season. He was elected the best in the Premier League, I think.“In the world… there are a lot of people there. But for the season, I think he’s among the top three. Among the top three!”In what was undoubtedly one of the least entertaining Champions League finals of recent years, one of the defining moments of quality came from Van Dijk as he ushered Spurs forward Heung-min Son away from goal as he threatened an equaliser at 1-0.Moura admitted to being upset at having to start on the bench, but it was nothing compared to the pain of defeat.”Of course I got upset,” he said. “I wish I had started. But I got so much more upset that we lost.”We really believed that we could be champions. And man, it was difficult. I cried a lot after the game. Because it was so close, so close.”last_img read more

Zidane: Bale staying not a problem

first_imgZinedine Zidane insists Gareth Bale’s reluctance to leave Real Madrid is causing no consternation at the La Liga club.Reports of Madrid wanting to sell Wales winger Bale have been amplified since Zidane’s return as head coach in March.The pair are said to share an uneasy relationship, a view given legitimacy when the player’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, publicly questioned whether Zidane wished to keep the four-time Champions League winner. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But with three seasons left to run on his contract, and a wage unlikely to be matched elsewhere, Bale appears destined to remain in the Spanish capital for a seventh season.”Him staying is not a problem,” Zidane said ahead of the International Champions Cup clash against Bayern Munich.”I can’t say that the player is a problem. He has a contract, he is here and what I can say is that anything could happen.”I have to respect all the players, he is with us and he is a Real Madrid player.”We will see what will happen. His role has not changed compared to in June.”Bale is part of the squad that has travelled to the United States for the start of pre-season, along with new signings Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy.There may yet be more arrivals before the real campaign begins with Madrid believed to be closely monitoring wantaway Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.When asked about the France international, Zidane replied: “We know with the club what we want to do, and we are working on what we want to do.”What I’m looking forward to is tomorrow’s match and working bit by bit.”We have time for the rest, and we’ll see what will happen.”Bale, now 30 years old, has 102 goals and 65 assists in 231 games for Real Madrid and has scored spectacular strikes in the finals of both the Copa del Rey final in 2014 and the Champions League final in 2018 – both trophies Los Blancos went on to lift.last_img read more