Luckily for Roy, England under-17s won the 2010 European Championships, and come 2018 these players will be mature 25-year-olds who will provide the bedrock for an England team aiming for a successful trip. Below we look at some of the players from that side who we should expect to see turning out for England in the future…
The Liverpool midfielder captained the team to success; he has represented his country at every level up to England under-20s. He is the current Liverpool under-20s captain and made his first-team debut in last season’s game against Fulham. The combative midfielder is currently on loan at League 1 side Sheffield United and has featured seven times for the Blades. There is a lot of buzz around this player and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has earmarked him as a potential Steven Gerrard replacement.
A fellow Liverpudlian, this Everton player needs very little introduction. After spending his early career on the fringes of the Everton squad, Barkley has burst onto the scene this season. He has played seven Premier League games this season and scored twice. He has also managed to gain a cap for the full England side. If Barkley continues with his current form it wouldn’t be surprising to see him board the plane to Rio next year. Barkley really is the future of English football and once he is fully developed he will be able to fill the void left by the out-going Frank Lampard.
Another player who has burst onto the international scene, the Stoke ‘keeper made it into the England squad for Euro 2012 and was the first-choice ‘keeper for the Great Britain team in the 2012 Olympics. In January, Stoke acquired his services from Birmingham for a reported £3.5million. He’s currently on loan at Barnsley in the Championship; with 71 competitive games under his belt, Butland is improving at an unprecedented rate. He is a solid goalkeeper who will soon be challenging Joe Hart for the number one jersey, and will most likely be part of the 2014 World Cup squad.
The youngest player of the victorious 2010 team at the ripe old age of 15, this defender won critical acclaim for his performances last year at Watford. The Chelsea player is currently on-loan at Nottingham Forrest. With bags of potential this youngster looks like a readymade replacement for John Terry both at club and international level.
There can be no denying that England have talented youngsters. If these players as well as other youngsters such as Andre Wisdom, Luke Shaw and Connor Wickham carry on developing, England have a great chance of mounting a successful 2018 World Cup bid.]]>
When we usually talk about Football equipment, Nike and Adidas lead the chart. Similar is the condition when we make analysis in the top player’s feet. Here is the list of players and what they wear.
Toni Kroos - : Kroos is considered as one of the top young player in Europe. The 23 years old Bayern Munichh man wears Adidas adiPure 11Pro.
Cesc Fabregas – : Fabregas made a dramatic move from Nike to Puma as he wears Puma PowerCat 1.12.
Andrea Pirlo -: Pirlo was great addition to Juventus since he moved on a free contract from AC Milan, all that time the 33 years old Italian has been wearing Nike Tiempo Legend IV.
Eden Hazard -: The Belgium has been great addition to the European Champions. Hazard has settled with limited edition Nike GS Concept II while he can be switching at any point.
Luis Suarez -: Current EPL top goal scoring has been in good scoring form helped with his Adidas F50 adiZero boot.
Gareth Bale -: Bale has been blessed with his pace, he feels comfortable on his speed with his Adidas F50 adiZero.
Neymar -: The Brazilian superstar has been trying different Nike footwear over past few years and currently he wears x Nike Vapor IX.
Wayne Rooney -: Since release to present, Rooney has been wearing Nike T90 Laser IV. Almost two years and counting, the United star has been wearing Nike T90 Laser IV.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic-: The PSG striker wears x Nike Vapor IX. Its unlikely for a tall man like him to wear Vapor but he looks all set .
Van Persie -: Van Persie has decided to stay with old x adidas adiPower Predator rather than new newer Predator LZ.
Iniesta -: Iniesta choice x Nike CTR360 Maestri III makes the moot preferred one by most of the playmakers.
Cristiano Ronaldo -: The Portuguese star prefers x Nike Vapor IX which suits both his speed and style.
Leo Messi -: Messi wears x Adidas F50 adiZero as he has been given several exclusive limited edition boots for his showcase.
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Lucas joined Liverpool in 2007 and he nearly get chance in field with senior team as Alonso, Mascherano, Sissoko and Christian Poulsen were at their pick.
In recent talk with Liverpool’s official website Lucas revealed that he thought of leaving the club during Roy Hugdson era but the arrival of legendary Kenny stopped him from doing so. He also stated he had numerous chances to go back in Brazil but he didn’t want to.
Lucas said.” I felt as though it was almost the end for me at the club, I nearly left. I knew they were looking for players. They signed Christian Poulsen at the time, and that was a message for me, that I was not really in their plans. So I was really close to leaving to go to Italy. For some reason I did not go, I stayed.”
Lucas feels happy that some people who doesn’t trust on his development feels sorry now.
Lucas added.” Maybe if I didn’t care about my career it would have been different. It could have been easy for me to say: ‘I want to go back to Brazil and play my football there’. I had a lot of chances to leave the club through mutual consent. But I always felt that there was something saying to me that I still needed to prove something here.”
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has no intention to leave Emirates stadium after failing out to mark his berth in first team squad.
The Polish International has been left out in the squad as Lukasz Fabianski is preferred over him against Bayern Munich and Swansea and he was even compelled to make public apology to the club after his father launched attack on Arsene Wenger blaming him on his son’s dip in form.
Despite these speculation, Szczesny reveals that he wants to stay at Emirates stadium.
“Physically, I can imagine myself at a different club, yes, but mentally, absolutely no. I’m too happy here.
“What guarantee do I have that I will win trophies somewhere else? Arsenal will win things again, I trust the club’s philosophy, I have a debt here.” Szczesney said the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza.
The 22 years old veteran goalkeeper has recently struggled on his form.]]>
March 13, 2013 7:45 PM UTC
Allianz-Arena — München
Arsenal will be playing away fixture against Bayern after handing home fixture 3-1 and will be fighting for a historic win as no team has overturned 3-1 home defeat till now in Champions League.
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Arsenal lost 3-1 at home and will be looking for big margin victory and Arsne Wenger will be pushing player forward for more goal. This might be last match for Arsenal in Champions league for at least one and half year if they didn’t finish in champions league spot in English premier league.
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Bayern will be without their best team as Bastian and Boateng are suspended while Ribery and Robben are ruled out due to an injury.
For Arsenal Nacho Moneral is unavailable as he is cup tied, He attended for Malaga in group stages. Sagna, Jenkinson and Diaby are declared fit for the clash. Hot news is Arsenal’s most impressive player Jack Wilshere is injured and he is set to miss next three week.
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Van Buyten, Dante, Alaba; Javi Martínez, Luiz Gustavo; Müller, Kroos, Shaqiri; Mandžukić
Arsenal: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen; Arteta, Ramesy; Walcott, Cazorla, Podolski; Giroud
Looking at the form, Players available and the home advantage we predict score to be
Bayern Munichh 1-1 Arsenal
27 years old Spanish international who joined Sevilla in 2000 is thinking about leaving his club after playing 13 years there as he is currently uncertain about his future after being traced by numbers of European giants.
In Recent talk with Marca he stated.” I am happy in Seville. But I do not know what will happen this summer, We want to continue to grow as a team, but I do not know what will happen.”
Navas has scored 34 times and assisted 76 times in his 382 appearances for Sevilla and while playing for Spain he has score two time in 22 appearances. His international goals came against Japan in international friendly match and Croatia in Euro 2012.
Maradona has already worked with two Argentina National Team players Mascherano and Leo Messi before in 2010 world cup and he is willing to work again making the job in Catalunia dream job.
During his recent visit to Barcelona Maradona insisted.” It is a dream, but now I do not want to say so as I do not want to get into the topic of Tito Vilanova, please. But on Saturday, when Mascherano and Messi left the locker room, my heart skipped. We saw each other and embraced.”
1986 world champion added.” It would be a dream to coach them here. And I have the right to say so.”
Maradona is recently covered everywhere due to his recent love affair.
Betting is never easy if you are not familiar with some terms and there are somethings that you need to take serious as betting on sports can be very profitable or sometimes turn into worst nightmares.
A person who places a bet is called a punter , a punter knows how much he gets if his prediction meets correct through the odds displayed.
There are three different ways on which the odds can be displayed. They are displayed either in decimal(2.00), fractional way(2/1) or American style of betting +200.
Suppose, if the grand national offers you the odd of 2.0, this means you earn 10$ when you bet 5$
If you read the odds in fraction, then the easiest way to get the idea is by converting it to decimal. So if your odds read (4) by (2), you simply divide it which gives 2. This means you get 10$ back if your deposited 5$ betting prediction goes correct.
In the American style of betting, the betting odds are displayed in positive numbers or negative numbers. Suppose if your betting odds reads (-140), you must risk 140$ in order to win 100$ back plus your deposited money. Meanwhile if your odds reads (140), this means you need to deposit 100$ which earns you 140$ plus your money back.
So when you are aware about betting odds, you might clearly understand how much you could earn or loss while you place a bet.
Usually the odds are constantly changing based on the perception and current information. Odds could be considered as bookmaker’s suggestion on the match.]]>
However, the fairy tale has not continued this season. Their form this season can be now said as disappointing, having been out of Champions league and 12 points behind their bitter rivals Manchester United on the league. How can league winning team be so disappointing this season?
Despite the points gap between the two city rivals, the City fans are not willing to give up their hopes of defending the title just yet, supported by the fact that sales of tickets to see Manchester City live are still not dropping
City’s disappointing season is due to the ineffectiveness of their manager Mancini, fans believe. His inability to deal with the egos of big players Tevez, Balotelli and Dzeko has caused problems in the dressing room. Tevez being AWOL for so long was pardoned with minimal punishment and how can we forget the ever so volatile Balotelli. His dip in form has cost City dearly this season. Dzeko has already stated his dissatisfaction by being labeled as super sub. And all of that blame goes to Mancini; he has failed to satisfy his group of superstars. Assembling quality players may not always guarantee results, gelling the chemistry of players is ever so important. Roberto Mancini threw off his tactical caution of last season, deciding instead to play an assertive 4-4-2, with Gareth Barry and Yaya Touré in midfield, and Sergio Aguero playing off either Mario Balotelli or Edin Dzeko. However, this season City tried 3-4-1-2 formation that Mancini has brought from Italy days. Playing this formation brings lot of pressure to defense and highly volatile to counter attack. The players look highly uncomfortable with this formation and their pillar of last season Kompany, Silva and Toure out of form, what more can they expect?
However, the fact that, in a wide range of sports tickets, those of Manchester City are among the top demanded, shows us that the fans still believe their heroes will find the same form that helped them beat city rivals in the previous title race.
Having won the league last season, Mancini’s next mission was to win the Champions League but the typical 4-4-2 formation flopped badly last season after being humiliated in the group stages and sure the pressure was on him to change the formation to cope with the Europe. But this new formation has not been responded properly by the players. The same panache and hunger in the team cannot be seen in the players. With such quality players being second choice is simply not acceptable. Maybe, it’s time for a change in the managerial department in City. All they can do now is damage limitation and plan for next season.]]>