Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi scored 28 goals in Italy's Serie A championship © AFP Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi and young Racing Club striker Lautaro Martinez were among 35 players named in Argentina's provisional World Cup squad. Icardi, who has played only four matches for his country since his debut in 2013, was on Monday rewarded for a superb 28-goal season in Italy's Serie A championship, reports Xinua news agency. Martinez, 20, has netted 20 goals in 26 appearances across all competitions for Racing in 2017-18. The tally includes five in as many matches in the Copa Libertadores, South America's top club competition. As expected, the Albiceleste squad includes FC Barcelona's five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, Hebei China Fortune midfielder Javier Mascherano and Manchester United center-back Marcos Rojo. AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia was named despite suffering a recent back injury. There was also a spot for … [Read more...] about Inter Milan Skipper Mauro Icardi, Lautaro Martinez Named In Provisional Argentina World Cup Squad
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Leicester City's incredible Premier League triumph in 2015-16 was a freak, an aberration, something that appeared impossible until it happened. However, if Leicester had won the FA Cup instead it would not have inspired anything like the same worldwide reaction. The logic is simple: the shorter the competition, the greater the chance of an upset. The reverse of this theory helps explain why the Copa Libertadores is now dominated by South America's big two: Brazil and Argentina. The continent's equivalent of the Champions League was lengthened in 2017 -- rather than being squeezed into the first half of the year, the action now runs all the way from the end of January to late November. There are no more matches - in fact there is now one fewer, because the traditional two-legged final has been replaced by a one-off game on a neutral ground. But the extra time has clear consequences. The Libertadores now straddles the mid-year transfer window. The bigger clubs with deeper pockets will be … [Read more...] about Brazil and Argentina dominate Copa Liberatores but can they be stopped?
A clash of two of the biggest international sides in the world, let alone just South America, is taking place in Saudi Arabia as Brazil and Argentina conclude their tour of the Middle East with an epic encounter. This is Brazil and particularly Argentina's first chance to prove that their World Cup failures are firmly in the past, with Lionel Messi's side beaten 4-3 by France in the Round of 16 in Russia. Gabriel Jesus and Alex Sandro scored in Brazil's win against Saudi Arabia last week while Watford's Roberto Pereyra was on target as Argentina beat Iran 4-0. Neymar is in the squad and will be the star attraction as a star-studded Brazil side take to the field. Show latest update 2018-10-16T17:50:05.046Z 10 minutes until kick off. who's your money on? 2018-10-16T17:39:26.790Z And this is what they'll be playing for... 2018-10-16T17:38:23.793Z Argentina have faced Brazil in 106 matches Brazil winning 40, Argentina … [Read more...] about Brazil vs Argentina
Reinhard Grindel, the president of the DFB, confirmed the news at the announcement of Germany's World Cup squad for the Russian Federation 2018 finals and also revealed Oliver Bierhoff, the national team's director, has extended until 2024. "I don't think it is possible to go into a World Cup without playing practice".Mario Gotze, who scored the victor against Argentina in the final four years ago, has been axed following a disappointing season at Borussia Dortmund."We saw that it was not his season, not the normal form with his quality", Loew told reporters.Yet former global Kahn believes the player himself must consider carefully whether it is wise to be part of the squad after such a lengthy spell out of action.Reus, meanwhile, finally has a chance to play in a World Cup, having returned to form and fitness at Borussia Dortmund since his comeback from injury in February."Marco is a special weapon and has a lot of strong attributes - speed, instinct, feeling for the spaces, game … [Read more...] about Emre Can out of Germany’s provisional World Cup squad
Julen Lopetegui's job at Spain was never going to be about reinventing the wheel, it was always a case of just getting it spinning again with the smoothness and speed to which Spanish football has become accustomed. After the humiliating failure of 2014, the Spanish FA (RFEF) took the decision to keep Vicente del Bosque that was based more on sentiment and respect than the realities of modern football. Lopetegui, ultimately his successor in 2016, is Spanish football's modern man. "Every time we pick a squad we commit an injustice," he told The Guardian's Sid Lowe in that first year of his reign, a feeling that most international managers are familiar with on one hand but, on the other, stare in awe at the list of players available to the man charged with returning Spain to the summit of world football. Read more Spain announce 23-man World Cup squad as big names miss out Ahead of Russia, his 23 has a familiar feel. There are the familiar names, legends of the … [Read more...] about Spain World Cup squad: Julen Lopetegui’s team is as strong as they come and blessed with versatility
Maximum job entry age 35? Jun 28, 2018 8:27 AM A parliamentary committee has recommended raising the maximum age limit to 35 years for entering public jobs following the jobseekers’ demand. Do you support it? Total number of votes: 79 Is JP's budget criticism too much? Jun 27, 2018 8:36 AM AMA Muhith says Jatiya Party MPs’ remarks about the budget are ‘extreme’. He says while being critical of the budget, they should not forget their ministers were also in the cabinet that passed it. Do you agree? Total number of votes: 53 Is govt not interfering? Jun 26, 2018 7:49 AM Awami League’s Obaidul Quader has dismissed the BNP’s allegations and said the government is helping the EC orgnaise fair polls and there has been no interference on its part. Do you think so? Total number of votes: 837 Can this Spain win the World Cup? Jun 25, 2018 8:43 AM Spain coach Fernando Hierro believes his team are similar to the one that won the … [Read more...] about Is Argentina’s Messi different?