Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dunga confirms Kaka will face Peru

Mon 30 Mar, 10:45 PM

Brazil coach Dunga has confirmed Kaka will be available for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Peru after recovering from a foot injury.The AC Milan man missed Sunday's 1-1 draw with Ecuador and stayed in Brazil to have intensive treatment.

"He can play," said Dunga. "I don't know how much time he will manage to play."

Dunga will assess the condition of his players after the weekend's exertions at high altitude in Quito, the Ecuadorian capital which lies 2,800 metres above sea level.

"We have just arrived from Quito and I have to see the physical condition and the recovery of the players," he said.

"Playing there is not easy at all. Ecuador know how to profit from their home advantage. Statistics prove that."

The coach also criticised the lack of time he had to work with the team before the World Cup qualifying double-header, adding: "You play one month and then you have more than 30 days until you meet the players again."

"All the players have different conditions. It is difficult for the coaching staff. It is much easier when we have 15 days to coach them."

The Selecao are fourth in the South American Qualifying Zone with 18 points, five behind leaders Paraguay.

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Pada akhir pekan bulan Maret ini kita disuguhi pertandingan sepak bola bermutu dalam rangka Pr-Piala Dunia 2010 zone Amerika Latin. Ada dua pertandingan yang menarik untuk disimak. Pertama antara Argentina vs Venezual yang berakhir dengan kemenangan Tim Tango 4 - 0. Messy, Aguero dan Tevez adalah aktor-aktor penting dalam pertandingan tersebut selain Maxi Rodriguez. Argentina benar-benar luar biasa. Ibarat musik dengan dirigen Messy mereka memainkan sepak bola penuh fantasi. Maradona menurunkan 4 orang penyerang yaitu Tevez, Aguero, Maxi Rodriguez dan Messy sekaligus dalam formasi 3-4-3 yang sangat offensif. Luar biasa debut kandang Maradona yang berakhir dengan indah. Melihat permainan Messy kita bisa melihat seakan-akan Maradona ada disana. Teknik disertai stamina yang prima serta komitmen para pemain profesional telah menjadikan Tim Tango menjelma menjadi Tim yang Fantastic. Berbeda dengan Argentina yang telah memainkan Fantastic Football, Tim Samba Brazil hanya memperoleh hasil imbang dengan Equador. Hasil ini menempatkan Brazil di posisi 4 Grup Amerika Latin. Hasil ini pula telah mengundang kritik berbagai kalangan di Brazil. Bagaimana tidak. Roladinho yang loyo, Robinho yang tumpul serta pemain-pemain Brazil yang kehabisan stamina telah membuat permainan mereka tidak karuan. Untung mereka tidak sampai kalah dari Equador berkat penampilan gemilang penjaga gawang mereka, Julius Cesar yang bermain di Inter Milan. Dari dua pertandingan tersebut dapat dilihat betapa kemampuan teknik tanpa stamina akan menjadi sia-sia contohnya Brazil keteteran melawan Ekuador sedangkan kemampuan teknis dan stamina prima menghasilkan sepak bola yang fantastik seperti Argentina mengalahkan Venezuela 4 - 0. Okey what is your comment?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fair-Play Code


The FIFA Fair Play Code for football encapsulates all of the sporting, moral and ethical principles for which FIFA has always stood and for which it will continue to fight in the future, regardless of the influences and pressures that may be brought to bear.
The ten golden rules not only serve as a credo for FIFA as world football's governing body, but they also reinforce the sense of fraternity and cooperation among the members of the worldwide football family.
1. Play fair
Winning is without value if victory has been achieved unfairly or dishonestly. Cheating is easy, but brings no pleasure. Playing fair requires courage and character. It is also more satisfying. Fair play always has its reward, even when the game is lost. Playing fair earns respect, while cheating only brings shame. Remember: it is only a game. And games are pointless unless played fairly.
2. Play to win but accept defeat with dignity
Winning is the object of playing any game. Never set out to lose. If you do not play to win, you are cheating your opponents, deceiving those who are watching, and also fooling yourself. Never give up against stronger opponents but never relent against weaker ones. It is an insult to any opponent to play at less than full strength. Play to win, until the final whistle. But remember nobody wins all the time. You win some, you lose some. Learn to lose graciously. Do not seek excuses for defeat. Genuine reasons will always be self-evident. Congratulate the winners with good grace. Do not blame the referee or anyone else. Be determined to do better next time. Good losers earn more respect than bad winners.
3. Observe the Laws of the Game
All games need rules to guide them. Without rules, there would be chaos. The rules of football are simple and easy to learn. Make sure you learn them; it will help you to understand the game better. Understanding the game better will make you a better player. It is equally important to understand the spirit of the rules. They are designed to make the game fun to play and fun to watch. By sticking to the rules, the game will be more enjoyable.
4. Respect opponents, team-mates, referees, officials and spectators
Fair Play means respect. Respect is part of our game. Without opponents there can be no game. Everyone has the same rights, including the right to be respected. Team-mates are colleagues. Form a team in which all members are equal. Referees are there to maintain discipline and Fair Play. Always accept their decisions without arguing, and help them to enable all participants to have a more enjoyable game. Officials are also part of the game and must be respected accordingly. Spectators give the game atmosphere. They want to see the game played fairly, but must also behave fairly and with respect themselves.
5. Promote the interests of football
Football is the world's greatest game. But it always needs everybody's help to maintain its greatness. Think of football's interests before your own. Think how your actions may affect the image of the game. Talk about the positive things in the game. Encourage other people to watch and play fairly. Help others to have as much fun from football as you do. Be an ambassador for the game.
6. Honour those who defend football's good reputation
The good name of football has survived because the vast majority of people who love the game are honest and fair. Sometimes somebody does something exceptional that deserves our special recognition. They should be honoured and their fine example publicised. This encourages others to act in the same way. Help to promote football's image by publicising its good deeds.
7. Reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence, gambling and other dangers to our sport
Football's huge popularity sometimes makes it vulnerable to negative outside interests. Watch out for attempts to tempt you into cheating or using drugs. Drugs have no place in football, in any other sport or in society as a whole. Say no to drugs. Help to kick racism and bigotry out of football. Treat all players and everyone else equally, regardless of their religion, race, sex or national origin. Show zero tolerance for gambling on games in which you participate. It negatively affects your ability to perform and creates the appearance of a conflict of interests. Show that football does not want violence, even from your own fans. Football is sport, and sport is peace.
8. Help others to resist corrupting pressures
You may hear that team-mates or other people you know are being tempted to cheat in some way or otherwise engage in behaviour deemed unacceptable. They need your help. Do not hesitate to stand by them. Give them the strength to resist. Remind them of their commitment to their team-mates and to the game itself. Form a block of solidarity, like a solid defence on the field of play.
9. Denounce those who attempt to discredit our sport
Do not be ashamed to stand up to anybody who you are sure is trying to make others cheat or engage in other unacceptable behaviour. It is better to expose them and have them removed before they can do any damage. It is equally dishonest to go along with a dishonest act. Do not just say no. Denounce those misguided persons who are trying to spoil our sport before they can persuade somebody else to say yes.
10. Use football to make a better world
Football has an incredible power, which can be used to make this world a better place in which everyone can live. Use this powerful platform to promote peace, equality, health and education for everyone. Make the game better, take it to the world, and you will be fostering a better world.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


From : Eurosport - Sat, 21 Mar 21:36:00 2009

The previously runaway leaders were seen as certainties to retain their crown until they lost 4-1 at home to Liverpool last weekend, and suffered another humiliating setback at Craven Cottage.

The damage was limited by Chelsea's surprising defeat at Tottenham, but Liverpool can cut the gap to a single point if they beat Aston Villa at Anfield on Sunday.

Scholes saw red for a brainless first-half handball on the goal-line and Danny Murphy converted the resultant penalty.

Zoltan Gera added a superb second late on, before Rooney was given his marching orders for dissent to complete a miserable afternoon for Sir Alex Ferguson and his players.

It was widely expected that Ferguson would field his strongest side following last weekend's drubbing against Liverpool, but he sprung a selection surprise, playing Dimitar Berbatov as a lone striker and finding no place in the starting line-up for Rooney, Carlos Tevez or Michael Carrick.

In the 17th minute, Bobby Zamora met a corner from the Fulham right with a header that Edwin van der Sar palmed away.

But the striker seized on the rebound and headed goalwards from close range - only for Scholes to repel the ball with a blatant double-handed bat.

The consequences of his moment of instinctive madness were felt immediately - referee Phil Dowd had no choice but to send Scholes off and award a penalty.

Murphy, who scored three winning goals at Old Trafford in four seasons when a Liverpool player, sent Van der Sar the wrong way with a cool finish.

It is sometimes said that it is harder to play against 10 men than 11, but United had no such luck as Fulham tore into them.

Zamora gave Jonny Evans - standing in for the suspended Nemanja Vidic - a torrid time, and peppered Van der Sar's goal with shots without adding to his two Premier League goals this season.

Simon Davies also forced a sharp save from the Dutch goalkeeper and Andy Johnson was a timely Rio Ferdinand clearance away from converting a simple rebound.

Rooney replaced the dreadful Berbatov at half-time and immediately showed all of the effort, vitality and grit that the Bulgarian lacked.

He hared around the pitch in search of the ball, and supplied Ji-Sung Park with a chance that the Korean fired over from the edge of the box.

At times, Rooney looked like he was taking Fulham on single-handedly, embarking on mazy dribbles around the edge of the area while his team-mates stood around.

Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, let frustration get the better of him after he took umbrage at some sturdy Fulham challenges - notably from John Paintsil.

He flew in with a wild challenge on Murphy to which a stricter referee might have responded with a straight red card, but Dowd settled for a booking.

As the second half progressed, United turned the screw tighter, only to find goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer in prime form.

The Australian veteran produced several superb saves, including a full-length diving parry from Ronaldo and a stunning double save to repel close-range efforts from Park and Rooney.

Gera made the points safe in acrobatic fashion with three minutes to go, as Fulham came away on the counter. The Hungarian flicked up a low Johnson cross and sent an overhead kick past Van der Sar and into the far corner of the net.

The final insult came 60 seconds later as the bad side of Rooney's game reared its head yet again - he saw a second yellow card after bowling the ball away in anger.

Alex Chick / Eurosport

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The history of Premier league

by: Marcia Henin

The Premier League – professional league competition for football clubs. It is the most watched league around the world, which attracts millions of viewers and provides a challenge for the top football players. Millions of viewers search the Net as they look for Premier League streaming video, and read the Premier League news articles. It was formed in 1992 from the Football League first division, which has been the highest division of the Football League, and the highest division of English football. Breaking away from the first division has been a milestone for the professional competition, which symbolized a new era in English professional football.

The English Premier League was given the right to negotiate broadcast and sponsorship agreement, which was an essential step towards commercial independence. In several years The Premier League became the most lucrative football league in the world; the league annual revenue was approximately 1.8 billion £. The League charged fans to watch sport on television, assigning television rights to SKY TV, which was a major commercially successful step. Sponsorship helped the Premier League to grow and develop. The sponsor determined the league’s sponsorship name: Carling, Barclaycard and Barclays gave their family names to the competitions sponsored by them. The investments paid off, allowing Premier League to invite the top players from all over the world.

Today, the Premier League is presented worldwide on networks in more than 200 countries. It gained freedom of signing the best players from the highest possible categories, owing this to the promotion of the League and large investment; nowadays Premier league soccer is England’s primary football competition.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Premier League - United gag 'hater' Rooney

Eurosport - Fri, 13 Mar 13:36:00 2009

The striker, who started his career with Liverpool's arch-rivals Everton, said he wanted to end the Premier League title dreams of Rafa Benitez's side when they face United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

United said they feared Rooney's comments would be seen as inflammatory and removed the video.

A spokesman said: "In advance of the game we felt this was the best option as these kind of things can be misinterpreted and cause unnecessary problems."

Rooney told MUTV: "I'm very excited about the match.

"I grew up an Everton fan, my whole family are Everton fans and I grew up hating Liverpool - that hasn't changed.

"Liverpool have been brilliant and put up a good challenge, but it will be great if on Saturday we can finally finish that challenge off.

"For me, it is our biggest game of the season. If we can beat Liverpool it will almost certainly put them out of the title race.

"For everyone at United, especially myself, that would be a great feeling.

"They are always anxious games against them and I am sure it will be frantic with a lot of challenges.

"It's a massive fixture for both clubs with what's at stake."

Rooney also fired a warning to both Liverpool and Chelsea by insisting that United have more to offer, despite the fact they are already well on course for an unprecedented haul of five trophies in one season.

The Carling Cup and FIFA Club World Cup are already in the Old Trafford trophy cabinet, whilst they are in the FA Cup semi-finals and last eight of the Champions League.

They are also seven points clear at the top of the Premier League, but despite this Rooney still thinks United have yet to reach their best this term.

"We can still get better this season, we can score more goals. Chelsea used to win games 1-0 and if they got a goal they didn't look like conceding," Rooney said.

"It's the same with ourselves now. With our defence we are confident we can hold on to the lead.

"But we have been working hard in training on taking more chances and we have done better at that."

Source : TeamTalk / Eurosport /www.uk.eurosport.yahoo.com

Sunday, March 1, 2009

All You Need To Know About Chelsea

by: Marcia Henin

Chelsea football club is a famous English club named after the West London neighborhood, where it is located. The club is also known as “The Pensioners”, or “The Blues”. An English professional football club, it was founded in 1905, and has proved to be a success for British sports.

Chelsea was accepted in a second division of Football League. Their home stadium is Stamford Bridge on Fulham Road, their capacity is 42,055. Their kit is blue with white and amber trim shirts and shorts. Their traditional crest is a ceremonial blue lion holding a staff; the kit is manufactured by Adidas. Chelsea has won several major trophies: 1955 League Championship, 1955 Charity Shield, 1970 FA Cup and many others. Having an estimated number of million fans,

Chelsea is one of the best-supported clubs in England. In 2007 Chelsea won the League Cup for the second time in three years, and finished second in Premier League. Chelsea also holds numerous records in European football, having the highest number of Premier League victories in a season. Since its foundation, the club has won three league titles, four FA Cups, two UEFA Cups and four League Cups.

Updated Chelsea news - The current owner of Chelsea football club is Roman Abramovich. After buying Chelsea in June 2003, he poured massive investment into the club, which allowed the club to develop commercially. The group has become a more elitist group, although this move was criticized in several circles. Chelsea continues to draw public attention; streaming video sites present the games of Chelsea live online and each victory of Chelsea brings more articles and TV reviews.

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