Wednesday , 6 July 2022

NATIONAL TEAMS

Poland beat Sweden and advanced to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

On March 29, at the stadium “Shlensk” in Chorzow (Poland), the national teams of Poland and Sweden met in the final match as part of the selection for the 2022 World Cup. But, unfortunately, the hosts won 2:0. In the 49th minute, striker Robert Lewandowski scored a penalty against the Swedish national team. In the 72nd minute, the advantage of the Polish national team was doubled by midfielder Piotr Zelinski. Thus, the Polish national team entered the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the Swedish national team will miss the tournament. Recall that in the group qualifying stage for the …

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Edmundo: The “Beast” who was his main enemy

History knows many great Brazilian footballers. Some are talked about even many years after their departure. However, someone is delighting viewers from all over the world right now. Edmundo’s story begins as standard: in the slums of Rio. Teixeira de Freitas Street was only 30 kilometres from Ipanema, but for the locals, there was no difference: that 30, that 3000. Reynaldo de Souza was not thinking about football but about raising a family. Like his father, he was a barber, but the salary was not enough. While his wife was moonlighting as a cleaner, he was thinking about providing his children, …

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Officially: Andrey Shevchenko headed “Genoa”

The former head coach of the national team of Ukraine will work as a coach in the Italian Serie A. Sheva headed “Genoa”. Andrey will have to save the team from relegation. According to insider Nikolo Skira, Shevchenko will sign a contract until 2023 with an option to extend it for another season. The Ukrainian will earn 1.8 million euros a year plus bonuses. Shevchenko’s staff will include Andrea Mulder and Mauro Tassotti, who worked with him in the Ukrainian national team. Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio reports that the Italian club sees Sheva as a long-term project. Shevchenko likely …

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France became the winner of the League of Nations, beating Spain in the final

The French national team beat Spain 2:1 in Milan in the final of the League of Nations. In the 64th minute, the Spaniards’ midfielder Mikel Oyarzabal opened the scoring. Two minutes later, the French equalized: striker Karim Benzema scored the goal. The author of the winning goal was Killian Mbappe, who was the author of the assist in the episode with the first goal. In the semifinal game with Belgium (3:2), Mbappe also scored a goal and scored a pass. The French became the first team to win three international tournaments – the World Cup (1998, 2018), the European Championship (1984, 2000) …

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The semi-final of the League of Nations Italy — Spain is already today!

Today Italy and Spain will hold a remake of the semi-finals of the European Championship in 1/2 League of Nations. Luis Enrique’s team will take revenge on Squadra Azzurra and win at least some trophy, and Sergey Karasev will monitor compliance with the rules. The Italian national team will not count many leaders. Leonardo Spinazzola is still injured – the left-back suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the quarterfinal match of the European Championship with Belgium. For sure, Ciro Immobile will miss the meeting, who suffered damage to the semi-webbed muscle of his right thigh in the game with Lokomotiv. Alexey …

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Mbappe is not sure if he will leave PSG next summer

The 22-year-old native of the French capital admitted that he still has no clear idea what awaits him at the end of the current season. Kylian Mbappe has a contract with PSG until the summer of 2022, which he is in no hurry to renegotiate. At the end of last summer, the player wanted to buy Real Madrid, but it never came to a deal. “I was left and very satisfied. During the season, you will not hear my statements. They say, since you did not let me go, I will not leave it like that. I love football very much. …

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Denmark won the sixth match in a row. The Netherlands scored six goals against Turkey

The following matches of the qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup were held. The Danish national team demolished Israel from the field. The result looks surprising, since earlier the Israelis beat Austria, scoring five goals, and today they conceded five. Denmark has six consecutive wins in its group. The team has 18 points and has guaranteed itself a ticket to the World Cup. Also, in this group, Scotland beat Austria on the road. Now the British have settled on the second line, but Israel and Austria still have chances. In Group D, France beat Finland. Antoine Griezmann scored the double. …

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The Italian national team has set a world record for the number of matches without defeats

The Italian national team drew with Switzerland (0:0) in the 2022 World Cup qualification away match. Thus, the team of Roberto Mancini extended the winless streak to 36 matches, updating the national and world record. There are 29 wins and seven draws in this period. The previous defeat was against Portugal in the League of Nations on September 10, 2018. Since then, Roberto Mancini has had everything under complete control. Recall which super teams are now left behind: Brazil of the mid-90s. The pearl of the series is gold at the 1994 World Championship. That team was assembled by Carlos …

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The Italian national team became the European champion, beating England in a penalty shootout

On July 11, the Italian national team met with the national team of England. The final of the European Championship-2020 was held at the Wembley Stadium in London (England). The primary and extra time of the meeting ended with a score of 1:1. The Italians won the penalty shootout — 3:2. The final of the continental championship was served by a team of referees from the Netherlands led by Bjorn Kuipers. The England national team opened the score in the match in the 3rd minute. Flanker Luke Shaw scored his first goal for the “three lions”. The Italian national team …

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Italy – England. 11.07.2021. Forecast and announcement for the final of the European Championship

On Sunday, July 11, the final match of the European Championship will take place, in which the national teams of Italy and England will meet. The teams will meet in London at the Wembley Stadium, with a capacity of 90 thousand people. The Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will judge the opponents. Italy Even before the start of the Euro, the Italian national team looked solid. Still, it is unlikely that many expected to see the section of Roberto Mancini in the final of the tournament. The Italians won their group by scoring a maximum of 9 points. In the 1/8 …

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The England team defeated Denmark and reached the final of Euro 2020

The Danes were the first to open an account. Then, on the 30th minute, Mikkel Damsgaard broke the “dry” series of the English goalkeeper Pickford with a free-kick. According to Eurosport, the 27-year-old goalkeeper of the “three lions” did not miss in the national team for 726 minutes and by six minutes surpassed the achievement of the legend of English football Banks, whose series numbered 720 minutes. After 9 minutes, Southgate’s wards equalized the score. Bukayo Saka shot from the right flank, and the captain of the Danes, Simon Kier, cut the ball into his own goal — 1:1. The …

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Italy beat Spain on penalties and reached the Euro final

The Italian national team made it to the final of the European Football Championship, beating the Spanish national team in a dramatic penalty shootout. In the final, the wards of Roberto Mancini, who have not lost for 33 meetings, will play with England or Denmark. The Italians showed phenomenal attacking football at this championship, and the team structure is built so well that the loss of any player is compensated by a reserve almost painlessly. Roberto Mancini put up his classic 4–3‑3. In the centre of the field, Supertrio Jorginho, Marco Verratti, Nico Barella should have provided control. In the …

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On July 6, Italy and Spain will play in the first semi-final of Euro 2020

The European Championship is coming to the finish line. Four teams continue to fight for medals. They have gathered in London, where two semi-finals and a final will be held next week. So let’s start with an absolute Euro classic — on July 6, Italy will play with Spain. Since the 2008 European Championship, the paths of the parties have always crossed. However, in 2012, they played twice at the group stage and in the final. In total, Italy and Spain have fought four times in the last three European championships — a draw in 2008 (Spain won on penalties), 1:1 …

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England defeated Ukraine and reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020

The match of the national teams of Ukraine and England at Euro 2020 has ended. The 1/4 final of the European Championship was held at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome (Italy) and finished with a significant victory for the British with a score of 4:0. In the 4th minute of the match, England winger Raheem Sterling passed on the left flank, shifted to the centre and gave an accurate pass to Harry Kane, guarding the key at the penalty area. The striker came closer to the goal and sent the ball into the net. Immediately after the break, England got the …

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Denmark beat the Czech Republic and reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020

In the match of the 1/4 finals of Euro 2020, the Danish national team beat the Czech national team. The game was held at the Olympic Stadium in Baku (Azerbaijan) and ended with a score of 2:1. Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney opened the scoring in the 5th minute of the match against the Czech Republic. Jens Larsen from the corner of the field executed a feed to the centre of the Czech penalty area, from where Delaney struck a header — the ball after bouncing off the lawn flew into the corner of the goal. The striker of the Danish national …

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The first semi-final pair of Euro 2020 became known

The first participants of the semifinal were determined at the 2020 European Football Championship. Their matches were held on July 2. The first quarterfinal match was held in St. Petersburg. The teams of Spain and Switzerland met in it. The primary and extra time ended with a score of 1:1. The Spaniards quickly came forward. Denis Zakaria opened the scoring in the 8th minute of the match. The Swiss were able to equalize the score only in the 68th minute. Captain Sheridan Shaqiri distinguished himself. In the 78th minute, the Swiss were left with ten. Remo Froiler was removed from the …

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