German player, Lukas Podolski will bow out after partaking in the Euro tournament in France 2016. The Galatasaray right man striker has played for the German team for more than a decade now and now set to retire, especially with the competitive talents that are available for the German team.

The 30-year old forward made his debut for Germany in 2004 and has 127 caps under his belt. This current European campaign would be his fourth for the German team. The forward was part of the German wining team that disgraced hosts, Brazil to lift the world Cup in Rio de Janeiro. He only played during the group stages and has not had a starting position since Euro 2012 due to his poor run.

The German told Daily Bild: “The European Championships will be the last major tournament for me. I have already achieved my main goal of winning the World Cup. No one can take that away from me.” Continue reading LUKAS PODOLSKI: I’M OUT AFTER EURO 2016

Inter Milan has parted ways with NemanjaVidic

After having joined Inter Milan back in March of 2014, NemanjaVidic has left the Italian club. Injuries forced Vidic on having to stay in the sidelines for a considerably long period of time, Vidic was not even able to make a single appearance for Inter Milan in this season and a few days ago it was announced to the public that the veteran defender is now a free agent.

NemanjaVidic wrote on Inter Milan official website: “Thanks to all the¬†Nerazzurro¬†family and to the Inter fans. I wish the club all the best for the future. Forza Inter!”

The 34 year old Serbian defender is now searching for a new club to join and this club might be his last one considering his elevated age. It was only 4 days ago since Vidic became a free agent but there are already rumors going on regarding which club he is going to join next and these rumors are linking him with the MLS.

The new season of the MLS kicks off in March and there are plenty of American clubs that are interested in adding new players, this turns NemanjaVidic into an attractive winter target for many clubs in the Major League Soccer who are interested in upgrading their respective squads. Continue reading Inter Milan has parted ways with NemanjaVidic

World Cup 2006 Review – Semi Finals & Final

Article by David Walker

The World Cup is around for an additional four years and it was Italy, instead than hosts Germany or a rejuvenated France, that had been crowned Earth champions. Here is a brief round up of the semi ultimate, 3rd and fourth put play off and the ultimate by itself to total’s complete coverage of the best tournament in the planet.

Semi Finals

Germany vs Italy was arguably the finest match of the tournament. Both are customarily defensive sides but this year have shown attacking prowess like never just before. The match was goalless at 90 minutes, proving the cautious bookmaker’s referred to as the draw properly at meagre two/one odds but the match was not without incident. Alberto Gilardino’s energy rebounded off the post and Gianluca Zambrotta’s drive struck the bar. Lukas Podolski led the German attacking menace, missing the header from David Odonkor’s cross and forcing a brilliant one particular handed save from Gianluigi Buffon.

The match was heading for penalties until two ambitions in the last two minutes of the game stunned the hosts. Impressive left back Fabio Gross hit an unstoppable first time shot and a moment later on substitute Alessandro Del Piero collected a pass and struck firmly into the top rated corner over and above the advancing Jens Lehmann to send the Italians into the last.

France, at odds of five/4 eased on their own into the final soon after beating a disappointing Portugal facet 1-. Zinedine Zidane struck a decisive penalty soon after 33 minutes after Thierry Henry was tripped within the box by Ricardo Carvalho.

3rd / Fourth Spot Play Off

Germany finished the tournament in third spot, easily beating Portugal 3-1 and making certain they were a single of the most secure bets of the tournament at odds of three/4. Following a goalless first fifty percent Bastian Schweinsteiger stuck a extended range effort after 55 minutes and Armando Petit deflected in an additional Schweinsteiger effort from distance, this time a reduced totally free kick. The Bayern Munich midfielder fired in another prolonged array target thirteen minutes from time to seal victory for the hosts but Oliver Kahn, winning his eighty sixth and final Germany cap, was denied a clean sheet as Nuno Gomes headed in a consolation two minutes from time.


Italy had been crowned Planet Champions soon after a faultless penalty shoot out display but the match will be best remembered for Zinedine Zidane obtaining himself sent off in his final look for France. Zidane put France ahead after 7 minutes from the penalty spot and became only the fourth player to score three goals in Globe Cup last matches, becoming a member of Geoff Hurst of England and both Vava and Pele of Brazil in this unique club. His target also ended Italy’s clean sheet streak of 4 matches, 1 short of the World Cup greatest set by the Italian side of 1990. France struggled to cope with Italy’s set pieces and Marco Materazzi headed in from Andrea Pirlo’s corner to draw degree soon after 19 minutes.

With the match stage at one-one right after 90 minutes at even skinner draw odds of 9/5 how ironic that the two goalscorers would be embroiled in controversy with the match heading for a penalty shoot out. After 109 minutes, Zidane was sent off for head butting Materazzi following the former Everton defender seemingly stated one thing to offend the veteran Frenchman.

No additional ambitions had been scored and five weeks of action would be decided on penalties, but it was the Italians who would vanquish the demons of 1994 and emerge victorious. Andrea Pirlo scored for Italy and Sylvain Wiltord drew the French degree. Marco Materazzi scored but substitute David Trezeguet cannoned his effort off the crossbar. Daniele De Rossi place Italy 3-1 forward but Eric Abidal scored to make it three-2. Alesanndro Del Piero scored and so did Willy Sagnol. With the score at four-three in Italy’s favour, Fabio Grosso could win the Cup with a profitable spot kick. He duly obliged and Italy won the match and without a doubt the Globe Cup, 5-three on penalties.

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Serbia can make it to the final

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Goalkeepers: Hans-Jorg Butt (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Schalke 04), Tim Wiese (Werder Bremen)Defenders: Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Heiko Westermann (Schalke 04), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Jerome Boateng (Hamburg), Andreas Beck (Hoffenheim), Arne Friedrich (Hertha Berlin), Serdar Tasci (Stuttgart), Marcell Jansen (Hamburg), Holger Badstuber (Bayern Munich), Dennis Aogo (Hamburg).Midfielders: Sami Khedira (Stuggart), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburg), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Christian Trasch (Stuttgart), Mesut Ozil (Werder Bremen), Toni Kroos (Bayer Leverkusen).Forwards: Lukas Podolski (Cologne), Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich), Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Cacau (Stuttgart), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich)Comment: Like most of the very last main tournaments Germany is an underdog. The staff managed to generate shocking outcomes during the years, reaching the final most of the occasions. But now it is a various tale – the team misplaced its captain by way of damage. The standard keeper ought to be Butt simply because of numerous inforunities. The man is skilled and has excellent traits, but has not played typically for the nationwide staff. The defense appears solid, even with the relatively young age of the players, so if Germany control a overall performance in South Africa, it will be many thanks to this line. Upfront there is nothing at all outstanding except the young Ozil and Kiessling. To sum up, Germany ought to be pleased if they pass the group, let alone win the tournament.


Goalkeepers: Richard Kingston (Wigan, England) Daniel Adjei (Liberty Specialists), Stephen Ahorlu (Hearts of Lions), Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars)Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Basle, Switzerland), Hans Sarpei (Bayer Leverkusen, Germnay) Lee Addy (Bechem Chelsea), John Mensah (Sunderland, England), Rahim Ayew (Zamalek, Egypt), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany), John Pantsil (Fulham, England), Jonathan Mensah (Granada, Spain) Eric Addo (Roda JC, Holland)Midfielders: Dede Ayew (Arlese Avignon, France) Michael Essien (Chelsea, England) Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy) Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy) Stephen Appiah (Bologna, Italy) Anthony Annan (Rosenborg, Norway) Haminu Dramani (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan, Italy) Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (Al Sadd, Qatar), Derek Boateng (Getafe, Spain) Bernard Kumordzi (Panionios, Greece), Laryea Kingston (Hearts, Scotland), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Portsmouth, England)Strikers: Prince Tagoe (Hoffenheim, Germany) Asamoah Gyan (Rennes, France), Dominic Adiyiah (AC Milan, Italy), Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda, Holland)Comment: Ghana is the team that impressed us the most in the not long ago finished CAN. The crew utilised its bodily strength to defend and they did it nicely. The crew has the capacity to shut the match as soon as they get the lead, and if they apply it right here Ghana has all the possibilities to progress. The crew has sufficient high quality in all the lines, but most crucial they work as a unit. A difficult group to play in opposition to and seems Under-ish.


Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Wigan), Zeljko Brkic (Vojvodina Novi Unhappy), Bojan Isailovic (Cukaricki Belgrade), Andjelko Djuricic (Leiria).Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Antonio Rukavina (Munich 1860), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund), Aleksandar Lukovic (Udinese), Ivan Obradovic (Saragossa), Aleksandar Kolarov (Lazio).Midfielders: Dejan Stankovic (Inter Milan), Nenad Milijas (Wolverhampton), Miloss Krasic (CSKA Moscow), Milan Jovanovic (Normal Liege), Milos Ninkovic (Dynamo Kiev), Zdravko Kuzmanovic (Stuttgart), Zoran Tosic (Cologne), Gojko Kacar (Hertha Berlin), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade).Forwards: Nikola Zigic (Valencia), Marko Pantelic (Ajax), Danko Lazovic (Zenith), Dragan Mrdja (Vojvodina)Comment: Serbia has lastly a generation with a world class defense. So now its the excellent time for the Balkan aspect to obtain a thing impressive. The Serbs have constantly played as a unit and with the assistance of Antic there is no doubt the group is prepared for large things. Midfield and forwards are Okay to score a single target in the matches, and with Vidic and Ivanovic at the back again this ought to be ample for wins.


Goalkeepers: Mark Schwarzer (Fulham), Adam Federici (Reading through), Brad Jones (Middlesbrough), Eugene Galekovic(Adelaide United)Defenders: Lucas Neill (Galatasaray), Craig Moore (unattached), Scott Chipperfield (Basel), David Carney (Twente Enschede), Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow), Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough), Shane Lowry (Aston Villa), Mark Milligan (JEF United), Jade North (Tromso), Michael Beauchamp (Al-Jazira)Midfielders: Tim Cahill (Everton), Mark Bresciano (Palermo) Vince Grella (Blackburn) Brett Emerton (Blackburn), Jason Culina (Gold Coast), Harry Kewell (Galatasaray), Brett Holman (AZ Alkmaar), Carl Valeri (Sassuolo), Mile Jedinak(Antalyaspor), Richard Garcia (Hull), Nick Carle (Crystal Palace), Tommy Oar (Utrecht), Dario Vidosic (Nuremberg), James Holland (AZ Alkmaar)Forwards: Josh Kennedy (Nagoya), Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough), Nikita Rukavytsya (Twente Enschede)Comment: Australia is a sympathetic group – the staff demonstrates very good tactical and ability attributes. This is impact from the Dutch coaches they desire to perform with. Unfortunatelly for them, the Ozzies are amid the hardest group in the Planet Cup and will be a impressive achievement for them to secure a level here. Very last Cup they virtually upset the globe by battling hard against Italy, but now all Ghana, Serbia and Germany have much more qualities at disposal. Australia has a secure keeper and respectable midfield, but the inexperienced defense will trip them at South Africa.

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