“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.

Luis Suarez passes his examination to sign for Real Madrid

“Signing after the World Cup. No rush because we have to do many things,” said Carlo Ancelotti before going on vacation. The Italian coach made it clear that the World Cup would be key in deciding the backup. The Pogba, Vidal, Kroos, Verrati would be regarded with magnifier in Brazil. Also Luis Suarez, who is in the galactic white agenda to form a dream attack: with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
Uruguayan striker passes an examination in the World. No doubt its quality white club, but the 94 million euros would have to pay Real Madrid 75 million pounds these is agreed with Liverpool when renewed, require a thorough analysis clause. Especially considering that the Uruguayan you leave a delicate knee surgery that could leave you without World. Continue reading Luis Suarez passes his examination to sign for Real Madrid

Agreement to sign Ivan Rakitic FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Ivan Rakitic. The player will sign contract with FC Barcelona for the next five seasons.

In parallel, the two clubs have agreed the transfer Andalusian club’s player Denis Suarez for the next two seasons.

A memorable stage in Sevilla

Thus, Ivan Rakitic arrives at Camp Nou 26 years and after playing the last three seasons with Sevilla. In the Sanchez Pizjuan progression has not had brake and ended up being the playmaker and captain of the Andalusian, champion of Europa League 2013/14.

Last season, coach Unai Emery has often placed him inside and Croatian midfielder has completed his best season at director level: in 59 games he scored 15 goals. Rakitic also is a fundamental part of the Croatian national team, with whom he is in right now concentrate on the World Cup in Brazil.

Fourth incorporation of the season 2014/15

Ivan Rakitic is the fourth addition of the first team for next season, following the signing of goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen, and recovery of loan players Gerard Deulofeu and Rafinha. Not to mention the arrival of the bench Barca Luis Enrique, which was presented on May 21.

Xavi, another captain leaving

Xavi will leave Barcelona in the coming weeks. It is the third Barca captain leaving the institution hurdle this summer. The first was Victor Valdes. Then followed Puyol. And the Catalan midfielder has signed a preliminary contract with the Qatari Al Arabi.
On Tuesday afternoon, there was a meeting at the offices of the Sports City culé in Sant Joan Despi between agent Spanish international Ivan Corretja and Josep Maria Bartomeu and Andoni Zubizarreta in which the club was sympathetic to the intent of squad to leave the Camp Nou. Joint Arab coach, Dan Petrescu, also reported yesterday incorporation.
The summit between the Catalan club and his agent lasted about half an hour and was organized by the Sports Director. The meeting was very cordial. The Catalans responsible Corretja assured that Xavi would help with link into force until June 2016, the decision to take, whatever it was, and were summoned to return to be completed once the average participation in the World Brazil . But his decision is already made: is leaving Barcelona and try your luck for half a year in Qatar. He announced coach Al Arabi. “Xavi has signed a pre-contract with us. Were other teams interested, but our offer has convinced him. Personally I spoke with him by phone,” said Petrescu. According to the Romanian coach, the proposal is around 8 million euros for playing only six months of competition. Continue reading Xavi, another captain leaving