Using the word ‘minnow’ to describe Tahiti’s participation in FIFA’s Confederation Cup doesn’t even come close to describe their status. This is a country that had one professional player and lost their last fixture to New Caledonia.
And, for large periods of their opening match against Nigeria, that showed. Time and time again they were carved open by their opponents, and in truth Nigeria were guilty of trying to walk the ball in, failing in an attempt to round the goalkeeper on numerous occasions. read more »
Malaga star Isco has been grabbing the attention of a number of top European scouts of late, but it appears that his likely destination is either Real Madrid or following his manager Manuel Pellegrini from Malaga to Manchester City.
Unfortunately for both Real and City, Isco is having a mighty fine U21 European Championships, which is simply adding to his already sizeable price tag. read more »
Lionel Messi has not had the greatest week, and it isn’t too often you can write that.
However, you can’t keep a man down for long, and the Argentinean wizard put his tax evasion accusations behind him with a hat-trick for his country which took him above Diego Maradona in the national scoring charts.
Messi scored a golazo from 20 yards before a penalty overtook Diego’s record. Finally, Augusto Fernandez squared the ball for Messi to tap home his third.
Messi is just now behind Gabriel Batistuta in an effort to be Argentina’s top goalscorer of all time.
Whilst watching Soccer AM isn’t necessarily recommended these days (it’s merely pushing that most horrible of entities – football bantz), everyone knows the ‘character’ on the show called Tubes and his rather alternative interviewing style.
It now appears, however, that Tubes has been keeping something else in his locker. In a recent charity game, he flicked the ball up before volleying home from 25 yards, the ball cannoning in off the underside of the bar.
In fairness, it really is a quite ridiculous finish, so hats off.
Watford’s Matej Vydra has struggled for goals of late, but he ended his drought in spectacular style during his sdie’s playoff sem final match against Leicester.
There looked little danger when the ball was clipped over the top to the striker, but he somehow managed to squeeze out a left-footed volley which screamed past Kasper Schmeichel and into the far corner read more »