• When is Brazil playing Germany in the World Cup semi final?

    Brazil is playing Germany in the World Cup semi final onTuesdayJuly 8 2014, at the Estadio Mineirao, Belo Borussia Dortmund have won the race for RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland.BVB beat Juventus and Manchester United to Haaland's signature.Dortmund have announced the arrival of the 19-year-old, who has signed a contract until 2024.Gazzetta dello Sport reports the Germans have paid €45m, with €15m og Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.The Manchester Evening News says City are monitoring Lo Celso's situation this summer with the midfielder primed for a move away from Real Betis.City boss Pep Guardiola will assess the 23-year-old's performancf that going to agent Mino Raiola.The newspaper adds he will earn a salary of €6m, whcontent_imgich will rise to €8m after the third year of his deal, while it includes an undisclosed release clause.Borussia Dortmund verpflichtet Erling Haaland. #Haaland2024pic.twitter.com/NOHt7l7bgL— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) December 29, 2019Horizonte.Kick off is 9pm British Summer Time (5pm local time)...
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  • Brighton and Hove Albion appoint former Liverpool star Hyypia

    Brighton and Hove Albion have appointed former Liverpool defendercontent_img Sami Hyypia as their new first-team manager.The ex-Bayer Leverkusen man has signed a three-year contract at the Falmer Stadium.“I am absolutely thrilled by this appointment; Brighton & Hove Albion are an ambitious club and I am very pleased to have been given this opportunity,” the former Finnish international said.“I’ve held extensive talks with the chairman Tony Bloom and chief executive Paul Barber. I have looked at the club from top to bottom and I am very impressed by what I’ve seen at all levels.“I’ve seen the Amex Stadium and the club’s new training ground and they are amongst the best I’ve seen anywhere in the world. I’ve also already met some of the key staff including Nathan Jones, the club’s head of football David Burke, and Dr Helge Riepenhoff, head of medical and sports science, and I am very much looking forward to working with all of them.“The chairman is ambitious and for me that is absolutely key. I am now looking forward to the challenge ahead and our aim is to take the club forward to the next level.”Chairman Tony Bloom added, “We are very mpard defended Mount at today's Super Cup pre-match presser.He said, “I pick the best team to win the game, regardless of age. Mount deserves his chance on merit, I won't fear to play young players. In terms of how we set up, I really liked some ofexcited to have appointed Sami as our new manager. He has already had a distinguished career in the game, having played and managed at the very top.“As we have said previously we had a wealth of very high calibre applicants. Paul and I undertook an extensive and diligent evaluation of the contenders and Sami was the one who emerged as our number one choice.“I would like to thank the fanss they need to improve their aerial game in attack.Victor Lindelof managed to head home in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa, but Solskjaer acknowledges they should be doing better.With players like Harry Maguire (194cm), Nemanja Matic (194cm), Scot for their patience during this time. I know the fans were keen to see a new manager in place quickly, but it was vital to take our time. I am extremely confident that Sami will be a big success at Brighton, and I am sure the fans will share our delight at his appointment.”Hyypia will announce his coaching team – including Nathan Jones as his first-team coach – ahead of the new season.He added, “There is a good vibe at this club, and Tony and Paul have also told me about the club’s great fans. The support is quite incredible, and I cannot wait to lead Brighton next season.”
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  • Premier League Preview Show

    This week Tom Rennie is joined by former Charlton,content_img Ipswich and Republic of Ireland midfielder Matt Holland to look ahead to the weekend’s biggest fixtures – including Liverpool v Manchester United and Arsenal v Ta midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken aim at Arsenal boss Unai Emery.The playmaker is currently in Serie A, playing his football with Roma after securing a loan deal away from the Emirates."He paid more attention to tactics, so my role changed,' ottenham.We also play ‘Tom against the World’ using the talkSPORT Predictor Game. This week, Tom is joined by Begonia Perez, the host of talkSPORT’s Spanish Language podcast.Tom is behind 10-12 after week tRCD Espanyol have launched a youth academy in Helsinki, Finland.This is part of a drive by the La Liga outfit to find young Nordic talent.wo, with Lawrence Maxwell of Sports Radio Brila FM in Nigeria getting one spot-on result last weekend.
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  • Bandini: Tough England opener hampered Italy against Costa Rica

    in the tough Manaus climate could be partly to blame for according to Paolo Bandini.The Italian football journalist says that the after-effects of the game in the Amazonian city could be seen in Italy’s lethargic display on Friday.“Some of the Italian players came out of the game in Manaus saying that they’d been suffering,” Bandini told Mark Saggers on World Cup live.[Claudio] Marchisio said that he’d experienced some hallucinations towards the end of the game.“They weren’t just running on empty, they were pushing themselves to the limits of what they were capable of and it definitely had some effect on them I think.”Bandini feels Italy’s lack of ideas against Costa Rica could be a cause for concern and that thecontent_img result casts doubt over whether Cesare Prandelli is the right man to lead the national side.“I think Prandelli, maybe for the first time since he took over, didn’t have any answers. In the first half it looked like they had at least some idea of how to break them down: there was that one ball over the top from Andrea Pirlo to Mario Balotelli which was maybe a hint of what they were trying to do because they knew Costa Rica would play a high defensive line.“Really, in the second half it was an absolParatici insists they still are counting on Paulo Dybala.And he admits they're delighted to have Gigi Buffon back."We econtract offer to Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.United are battling Barcelona for De Ligt this summer.And Sport reports United are willing to pay De Ligt £240,000-a-week as they look to bolster their leaky defence.The news outlet claims that Barca xpect what Dybala is capable of. He's a great champion, Juve's Number 10, so we just expect him to play well and dedicate himself tutely flat Italian performance. What’s most concerning was the lack of pace. They played a very energetic game against England, both teams probably suffered for that.“Italy ran more in their opening game than any team except Germany. I think they looked tired which is worrying for only the second game in the tournament.“They lacked ideas, beyond the single idea of Pirlo making a chip over the top, which is a concern for the manager, who made three substitutions in the second half, none of which seemed to change the situation.”
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  • Cardiff target Slade resigns as Leyton Orient manager

    Russell Slade has taken a step closer to the vacant manager post at Cardiff City after the Bluebirds target tendered his resignation as Leyton Orient boss.The Welsh side have been without a manager , withSlade – last season’s League One manager of the year – installed as the hot favourite for the position.However, The O’s then revealed on Wednesday – – that Slade had submitted a letter of resignation.“This has not happened by chance after the club rejected this afternoon, a proposal from the general manager of Cardiff City regarding the transfer of Russell Slade,” an O’s statement read.“The lawyers of the club are now studying the file.”If his resignation is accepted, it would open the way for him to hold talks with Cardiff about a move to the Championship club.The manager admitted following Tuesday’s League Cup season.For Sunday's draw, second-bottom Norwich certainly did enough to impress their former star Maddison.He said: "Be patient, you always have to be rpool's hero on Tyneside is up for sale.The Liverpool Echo says Divock Origi is being put up for sale for the second summer running.A transfer had been agreed with Wolves but Origi turned down the club to stay and fight for a spot in the Liverpool stpatient, if I was sending a message to Norwich fans that's what I'd say."Norwich are a good team. defeat that he was frustrated with the club’s refusal to allow him to enter talks with the Welsh outfit.“It’s been turned down and that’s all I can say, and whether Cardiff cocontent_imgme back again I’m not sure,” Slade said.“Maybe they’ll move on. It’s a big club and it will be a big job for somebody that eventually ends up with it.”
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  • Reports – Lewandowski’s move to Bayern Munich to be confirmed in January

    Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski’s move to Bayern Munich will officially be confirmed on January 2, according to Polish ncontent_imgews site Pilka Nozna.Lewandochange manager during the season.The Sun says manager Unai Emery has until the new year to turn things around at Arsenal.Club executives believe the next four Pfrom defeat to Manchester City on Monday night.City captain Vincent Kompany's long-range strike gave his side a 1-0 win, meaning they will retain their Premier League title if they beat Brighton on Sunday.Rodgers said: "I thought defensively and tactremier League games against Southampton, Norwich, Brighton and West Ham are a golden opporwski is in the final year of his contract at Dortmund and has refused to pen a new deal as he is keen to link up with former team-mate Mario Gotze at Bundesliga rivals Bayern.Both Chelsea and Manchester United were linked with the prolific Poland international earlier this year, but their faint hopes of landing him appear to have ended with the striker poised to move to the European champions.Pilka Nozna claim the 25-year-old’s representatives have already agreed terms with Bayern over a four-year deal at the Allianz Arena.
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  • Hamburg keen on Arsenal defender

    Oliver Kreuzer, Hamburg's director of sport, n do even better for his club in the coming months.The Red Devils newboy is the Player of the Month in the Premier League.He arrived from Sporting CP in January and has contributed valuable goals and assists in the games since.Fernandes spoke about hadmits the Bundesliga club are keen on Arsenal star Johan Djourou.The Switzerland defender spent the second half of last term on loan with Hannover, who are also repoday night secured Serie A safety.Mihajlovic says he joined Bologna confident keeping them up.He said, “Nobody, or at least very few, believed we could stay in Serie A and I was one of them. I saw this team had quality and characteristics. The more rtedly keen on keeping him for another season."We would loan him, but we would also buy him, depending on what Arsenal prefer," he said.Kreuzer believes his side have more to offer the 26-year-old and is confident a deal will be struck."Hannover played well in Europe last season, but content_imgHamburg is Hamburg," he told the Bild newspaper."HSV is HSV, and we are just a better club."Djourou appeared 13 times for the Reds between January and May this year and is contracted to the Gunners until 2015.
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  • Wigan’s Kone in talks over Newcastle move

    Newcastle have joined Everton in the race to sign Wigvin de Bruyne says he's happy at Manchester City.While this season hasn't been as successful as previous campaigns for City and De Bruyne, the player's father Herwig has spoke of how content he is at the club - praising him for taking his game to thean striker Arouna Kone.Kone had looked set for a move to Everton after former Latics boss Roberto Martinez confirmed his interest in taking the 29-year-old to Goodison Parkcontent_img.But the Magpies have made a late move to snatch the Ivory Coast international, with Alan Pardew desperate to boost his attacking options.Newcastle are understood to have tabled a £5m offer, which meets the release clause in Kone's contract, and have been granted permission to hold talks with the hitman.Kone joinehe brother of Chelsea ace Tiemoue Bakayoko says staying in London would be his preferred choice.Bakayoko spent last season on-loan at AC Milan, but a permanent deal has been ruled out.Abdoulaye Bakayoko told L'Equipe: "There are some pretty interestid Wigan from Levante last summer and proved a big hit in his debut Premier League campaign, scoring 11 times.
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  • Reports – Crystal Palace agree £7million fee for Wigan star McArthur

    Crystal Palace have agreed a club-record £7million fee with for Wigan midfielder James McArthur, according to an is backing Liverpool to win the Champions League final against Tottenham.The match will be held on Saturday night.The Dutch, including Reds pair Virgil van Dijk and Gini Wijnaldum, take on England in the Nations League semi-final in Guimaraes, Porreports.Premier Leacontent_imggue newboys Leicester City had agreed the same sum for the Scotland midfielder, but pulled out of the deal after .The south east London club will break the £4.5million paid to Peterborough f the summer.The Algerian winger often finds himself a bench option for Pep Guardiola's side.It means that he is searching for a club that will allow him to play regular first team football.It appears PSG could offer the solution, as the French club ior striker Dwight Gayle last summer if a deal is completed before Monday night’s 11pm deadline.
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  • Rodgers aims to build Liverpool around Suarez and Sturridge partnership

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes the partnership between Daniel Sturridge and the returning Luis Suarez is so good he is comfortable revolving his team around the duo.In recent weeks the Northen Irishman has opted to field just three defenders, a tactical choice rarely seen in the Premier League.The decision allows the Reds manager to pack his midfield with creativity and provide service for in-form Sturridge, who has netted seven goals from eight appearances so far this season.The England internation Daily Mail says Moyes is in line for a £2million bonus if he can steer West Ham to Premier League safety — and will earn even more if the Hammers finish further up the table.West Ham turned back to Moyes after sacking Manuel Pellegrini on Saturdaal has done well to carry the Merseyside outfit’s attacking threat on his shoulders over the past months, but his burden has been lessened somewhat with the return of Suarez, .And Rodgers revealed he satisfaction with the current set-up’s suitability to getting the best out of the frontmen.“It’s about exploiting the strengths of our players and I think this does it well for us,” said the Liverpool chief.“In Suarez and Sturridge, I’ve got what I call two ‘nine-and-a-halves’.“They both like to move, they like to drift and they both like to go into the half-positions in between the lines.“You’ve got two great players as your front two and then you build the structure around that.“I’m not the traditional 4-4-2 man and with the players we’ve got we can make this system work.“If you have got them [Sturridge and Suarez] through the middle, moving and inter-changing then your structure has to then change behind that and that’s obviously something that we have done.”Second-placed Liverpool have enjoyed a positive start to their Premier League campaign and have a chance to leapfrog leaders Arsenal, who play Sunday, with a victory at home to Crystal Palace over the weekend.Their last appearance at Anfield saw them slip to a surprise, but slim, defeat to Southampton, but Rodgers is adamant can form a strong partnership with new arrival David Luiz.The Greek believes he can form as strong a defensive partnership with Luiz as he did with Mats Hummels at Borussia Dortmund."I have known him for a lot of years," Sokratis said of his new teamthey will not fall into that trap again.“I am not one to dwell on too many negatives,” he said.“We were disappointing in that game, we maybe didn’t deserve to content_imglose it but we didn’t deserve to win it. We have moved on well.“There are still lots of areas that we can be better but we have confidence and belief at the moment.“We are team who are evolving and we are starting to understand that side of football that with every attack you can’t score, sometimes you have to disrupt your opponents’ organisation and then make goals from there and that requires patience from the players and supporters.“The beauty for me is that I think we’ve still got a lot of improvement to make and we’ll just look to keep winning the next game.”
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