Category Archives: World Cup

“I never doubted that this would be the World cup for James” says Pekerman

Rio de Janeiro, June 28 (Reuters) -. “Never had doubts that this would be the World of James Rodríguez”, today said Colombia coach Jose Pekerman, after sealing qualification for the quarter-final stage which face Brazil on July 4.

“We are in the presence of a technical player, who has everything a player world class both for play mates, to take the time to define situations and to interpret what I need it done together. I never doubt, never had doubts that this would be the World of James Rodriguez, “said Argentina coach.

“In my long experience I have had in my special teams players of elite high technical level. Thoroughly enjoyed with James because he saw superlative condition and most surprising is that, at his age, do not mind being responsible for things many players will take time to understand, “he said.

Chiellini: “The penalty is excessive Luis Suarez”

Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus footballer and the Italian national team, posted a letter on his personal website in which he laments the penalty imposed on Luis Suárez stressing that seems “excessive” and that is next to Luis and his family “in these difficult times. ”
Chiellini Letter
Inside me there is a feeling of joy or anger or revenge against Luis Suarez for the incident that occurred and was completed in the field. I have only anger and disappointment at the lost game.
At the moment, my only thought is for Luis and his family, because they are facing a very difficult period.
I have always regarded as something clear disciplinary measures by the competent bodies, however, while I think that the penalty imposed is excessive. I sincerely hope that you are allowed to at least be close to his teammates during games, because this ban is really desperate for a player.

Xabi retires from international football

Xabi Alonso goes. He has decided to leave the team after the World Cup and will never wear the shirt of Spain. The decision was taken a long time, so what happened in Brazil, Sports and extradeportivamente, has nothing to do with his determination. The Tolosa knew his career with La Roja ended in the summer of 2014.
At 32 years old (turns 33 in November), it will put an end to his international career after participating in three World Cups, two European Championships and Confederations Cup, having lifted the World Cup and two in Europe, being fixture in two of the latest titles. Waiting for you to leave on Monday Curitiba, Basque sum 113 games, with 16 goals and a balance of 88 wins, 12 draws and 13 defeats.
The player in the middle of negotiations with Real Madrid to renew his contract (extended to 2016 in January this year), already reached the compromise that would not play with the team after the World Cup. Xabi has suffered physical problems in the past two seasons and not wearing plus size selection will allow you to rest on FIFA dates and not accumulate as many minutes during the season.
The contract with his club did not appear outlined a commitment, but Xabi is a man of his word. By the Madrid, wanted to know the thinking of Alonso to renew to 34 years, which will end when your commitment to your club. For Ancelotti will be relieved that their teacher rest of matches and travel and not get saturated or affected by the virus encounters after FIFA selections.

Del Bosque warns that it is not “time to blame”

Salvador (Brazil), June 13 (Reuters) -. Vicente del Bosque, Spanish coach today congratulated the Netherlands, after losing 1-5 in the first round of the World Cup Brazil 2014, warned that “it is time to look guilty “or sink and remarked that” the house felt good “conversation with” uplifting “.

“Not a happy time for us, but above all, as an athlete, I congratulate the Netherlands, which in the second half was better than us. We overflowed and balance and good tone that had shown the first time It breaks with a very good performance in the Netherlands, “he said at a press conference, where he discussed the 1-2” was greatly depressed “to your computer.

“..’s Not time to blame, no one pays the blame The culprits are all We still look forward and seek victory in the next match against Chile,” continued the coach, who remarked: “I feel sick, uneasily but with the courage to fit a defeat. should not sink. ”

“The house has reacted very well. And it is true that there have been specific moments of the match, especially against one of the Silva One (Cillesen to 43 minutes with the score at 1-0), which could have been the second goal . And then came the draw. Was the border before and after to lose the game. ”

The response of the locker room after the loss, Del Bosque specified that “reacted well” because they are “a team of good professionals and good kids.” “We all defeat hurts. Been no accusatory glances toward anyone.’ve Also come to the shower when there was a conversation that was uplifting and that’s good for the team,” the coach continued.

Del Bosque, who felt that the defeat was not due to a physical issue, insisted that “it is time to look guilty” to a question about Iker Casillas.

“Beating a team is not only for the performance of a player, but because of the weakness of the whole team. We can not blame anybody, especially Casillas. Absolutely,” he said.

The coach called it “absolutely inexplicable” that Spain has received five goals.

“I can not find words to tell you. We have always been a team that we had no defense label, but we have managed well in that aspect. Today we were looser all on the defensive. Also have to put something in to have Robben and Van Persie, “he reviewed.

Del Bosque denied that Diego Costa whistles to have it affected the front and the team. “We are in a country that wants to be world champion and looks likely threat in the Spanish selection in another. I do not think that affected him or the team,” she added.

You gaze into the future, Del Bosque said his team has “experience” prepare after a defeat in the first round of the World, as happened in South Africa 2010 against Switzerland and then was finally champion.

“I do not want to compare this loss to suffer with Switzerland four years ago. Finally after all are only three points, losing a game and look forward with all the strength of an athlete who wants to pass the test, beyond will try to accuse anyone, “he said.

The risk of Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to play the World Cup. This seems to be the unanimous conclusion within the Portuguese national team , although none of them dares to ensure that will make it safe . Has an injury that forced him to stop. The past few weeks have , though not the competition ( Champions and Golden Boot ) , or his ambition allowed him to.
Beyond its problems in the thigh and calf , fear of medical services lusos is overcharging the patellar tendon. He has already played with it, but now there is fear that these games played have approached him a break. After the exertion of Lisbon, many feared had reached that point . But is not the case for now.
Resonance images you practiced on Saturday showed a shy but insufficient improvement. The tendon is very strong and it is difficult to break. Usually occurs in only players who have played repeatedly infiltrated , as happened to the other Ronaldo. No alerts and rarely there microrroturas : if it breaks, it breaks whole . Still, sources consulted by the Portuguese selection MARK dare not rule out a small – very small – break: “It would be very difficult to diagnose . It has a muscular injury that is doing well , that requires treatment and rest , something that has not been able to do the player , “they explain .
The reality is that the hard CR7 year forced him to reach Lisbon risk of severe tendinitis in the tendon and that is what forced marches are trying to avoid . Hence the mantra repeated endlessly Paulo Bento : ” We will not jeopardize anyone’s health .”
In Portugal they have not gone down well alarmist leaks ‘from Spain ‘ on the state of Cris . They understand that those same alarms should have sounded some time, but that far to meet them , CR7 risked . It is something which comprise as logical , given the importance of what the club that pays playing . Now, reject any pressure when assessing whether Ronaldo will be fit or not to compete in Brazil.
The risk is there. Cristiano wants to play it and win it all. And everyone wants to have him : his club , that’s what you pay for, and your country. But it’s not a superman. And this is what awaits all stakeholders : in Madrid fear that they dispute it all again and break in Brazil. Or, if not break , which is forced to stop after over a longer period of time, as happened to Rafa Nadal -20 days , in case of inflammation of the patellar tendon is very little, and it would be a matter more close to three months . In Portugal pray that the care you are receiving to take effect and be your best. They have it from day 16 in friendly against Germany .
He , who ultimately decides not want to miss a World Cup in his year: his second Golden Ball and The Tenth . And in the middle , the Lusitanian patrocionadores managers and friendlies in the U.S., which are starting to be clear that Ronaldo on the field , you will see very little. Rather nothing to Brazil.
Another thing are the official versions, which says Paulo Bento, etc. . But off the record explains that if tomorrow the final of Champions , CR7 play . He is now resting , something not to do in Madrid. All you have sufriéndolo takes a while and worsened in the final in Lisbon. The trial for his recovery is underway and going well. Everyone seems confident that they will be . But at what cost ?

Atletico player make the Spanish selection

Atletico Selection
Atletico Selection

Atletico is back. His latest hits so but indicated that the Spanish team was missing its huge eco achievements made ​​. However, Del Bosque has taken note of the path of a model team and has decided to take four colchoneros the World Cup Brazil .
A poker and white ( Juanfran , Koke , Diego Costa and Villa) surpassed only seven summoned Barcelona and Real Madrid trumps the second nursery as Red , for this time will be only three footballers Chamartín club present at the meeting South American .

The finding is significant because Atletico had until now a token presence in the golden age of our choice . There was no one in Euro 2008 and also the 2010 World Cup, while in the last European Championship itself was Juanfran , although he did not play a single minute.
In fact, for 18 years that there were four red and whites with the Spanish team in a major competition . It was at Euro 1996, contested by Molina , Juanma Lopez, Caminero and Kiko .
Two years later at the World Cup in France , Kiko repeat , although Aguilera sole companion.
The dramatic decline in 2000 did not prevent Camacho convene Molina and Valeron for Euro Belgium and the Netherlands , although in 2002 , and with Atletico as newly promoted , Murcia technical dispensed with the mattress for the appointment of Japan and Korea South .
In 2004, at the European Championship in Portugal , Fernando Torres debut with La Roja in a major competition and two years later repeated in the World in the company of Pablo Ibanez and Antonio Lopez.