Neymar back for Brazil

The Brazil national team has received a good news that their best player Neymar will be back playing for Paris Saint Germain in one or two weeks. The player has been receiving treatment since his injury in the match against Marseille at the end of February. The player has since then returned to Brazil in order to get treatment for his injury.

The Paris Saint Germain coach said that he has spoked with Neymar and that the latter has reassured him that he is feeling better and that he will be back on the pitch soon. He said that the player has been devastated by his injury as he has missed so many important games for Paris Saint Germain as well as the Brazil national team. Continue reading Neymar back for Brazil

Neymar tips Mohamed Salah to excel at next summer’s World Cup

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has identified Mohamed Salah as one of the players, who could standout at next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia. The Egypt international joined Liverpool on a club-record deal from AS Roma in the summer, and he has since been in splendid form for club and country.

Salah is already enjoying his best season of his professional career with 20 goals across all competitions for Liverpool, and he was most recently voted as BBC’s African Player of the Year. Speaking to Globoesporte, Neymar highlighted the main contenders for the World Cup, whilst given a special mention for Salah, he said: “The most well-known contenders [to win the World Cup] are the usual favourites.
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ANDERSON ON BRAZIL CHANCES

Brazilian midfielder Anderson believes that Brazil will have a tough campaign at the next World Cup in Russia. He said that he does not understand why many people are making Brazil the favourite to win the tournament as there are some stronger teams that will be taking part in the tournament.

The Brazilian player who currently plays in the Brazilian league with Coritiba Football Club said that it is true that the national team has improved since their last World Cup but there are far from being a team capable of winning the trophy.

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MAN UNITED THRASH EVERTON

Manchester United made it a frustrating homecoming for Wayne Rooney as they thrashed Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford on Super Sunday.

United’s all-time leading goal scorer watched his former team-mates take an early lead thanks to a fantastic strike from Antonio Valencia with just four minutes on the clock before late goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku, who was scoring against his former club, and Anthony Martial put further gloss on the victory. Continue reading MAN UNITED THRASH EVERTON

ANDERSON NOT BLAMING RYAN JACK

Steven Anderson does not blame new Gers player Ryan Jack for the Murray Park incident that sidelined him for a month and made him miss out of featuring in Europe for St Johnstone.


The Saints captain accidently clashed with the Rangers player but he is set to return against Hartlepool after missing the FK Trakai game.

“It was accidental. Ryan Jack didn’t mean it. There was nothing malicious about the tackle and he was quick to apologize. These things happen in football. He just slipped and my leg was planted. So I was fortunate I didn’t do more damage to the knee,” he said when asked if he blames the Rangers new boy.

Anderson said the team thought the injury would be worse but that they were all relieved when the scan results returned informing them it was just bone bruising. He admitted that missing European football was “frustrating” and that not being available for the Trakai match was “more depressing.” Continue reading ANDERSON NOT BLAMING RYAN JACK

Anderson to miss Michael Carrick Testimonial

Former Manchester United favourite Anderson released an emotional statement on his Instagram account stating that he would not be making the team for Michael Carrick’s testimonial.


The Brazil international shared a good bond with the United faithful, and although he did not make a big name as several other players, he still remains a notable figure in the club’s history.

Anderson was part of the 2007/08 United squad which celebrated Champions League glory, and the 29-year-old spoke of his sadness on missing out on Carrick’s testimonial owing to an injury, he is currently nursing.

“I would like to tell you that it was an honour be invited to participate in tour testimonial. I was delighted and excited to be back and join my previous teammates and also the magnificent Manchester United supporters, but unfortunately, I will not be able to celebrate this important and significant day in your life. I feel sad for that and please apologise me, but my injury needs treatment that I can’t fail to be prepared and recovered for the next important games of my team,” he said via an Instagram post.

Anderson never really realised his full potential in the United shirt, and he was often found on the substitutes’ bench with the likes of Paul Scholes and Carrick himself getting the nod for the midfield roles. The Brazilian also had his fitness issues over the years, and he slowly fell out of favour after Alex Ferguson ended his long-term association with the club.

The former Porto man is currently plying his trade for Brazilian club Coritiba for whom he joined from Internacional on loan earlier in the year. Moving down to a lower division often hinders a player’s national team prospects, but Anderson could still maintain a ray of hope for a future comeback as local talents are often monitored by their national team bosses.

Jose Mourinhoannounces that he is focusing on the Europa League

On March 16 of 2017, Manchester United claimed a 1-0 triumph over Rostov and with an aggregate scoreboard of 2-1, it’s just barely enough for the English Premier League club to snatch a position in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.


As each week passes by, it seems like Manchester United will not be able to even finish in a top 2 spot in the top tier English League, the Premier League. Chelsea are the favorites of emerging as the new champions as Antonio Conte has led his team to 69 points out of the opening 28 matches while TottenhamHotspure are following them closely with 59 points and Manchester City is in 3rd place with 57 points.

Manchester United on the other hand, is sitting on 5th place with 52 points but they have only played 27 matches so far. Even if Manchester United are able to claim victories in the matches that they have not been able to play, it’s still extremely far-fetch to believe that Jose Mourinho and his squad will be able to stop Chelsea from winning this season of the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho is well aware that for Manchester United to emerge as the new champions of England is almost non-existent and the Portuguese coach has recently stated that he is going to try and focus on other competitions instead.

“If I can choose, I will choose the Europa League rather than to finish fourth because it gives us the same, Champions League football. It is a trophy, it is prestige, it is Europe and it means playing a European Super Cup fixture next year.” Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho said.

Even though Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the top 2 positions of the English Premier League, Jose Mourinho is still aiming to win other pieces of silverware and his main focus right now is the Europa League and if United are indeed able to win the Europa League, they will earn a ticket to compete in the next edition of the Champions League.

ANDERSON MOVES FROM UVU TO BYU

Brent Anderson has moved to Brigham Young University (BYU) as the assistant women’s soccer coach of BYU athletics.


The coach was the former head coach at Utah Valley University where he managed the women’s soccer team. Anderson spent more than ten years in the UVU programme but decided to move on.

“I am deeply grateful to all those that I’ve been blessed to associate with during my time at UVU. The administrators, coaches, trainers, advisors, staff and athletes are second to none, they are simply amazing people. We have experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade and created so many special moments and memories that will stay with me forever.

“I need to express my gratitude to all of my student athletes for their trust, hard work and investment to build the program and achieve both academically and athletically here at UVU. I am looking forward to all they will accomplish in the future,” the outgoing boss said.

Anderson would be a loss to the programme at UVU, being the most successful hand in the programme’s history. He recently led UVU to their third consecutive 10-plus victories. This is aside leading them to their best season in 2015, winning a school-record 14 matches. He earned the WAC Coach of the Year award after he led the team to its first-ever WAC tournament title and the NCCA championship.

UVU athletics director Vince Otoupal thanked the outgoing coach profusely.

“I would like to thank Brent for his dedication to Utah Valley and our student-athletes during the past 11 years. He has taken our women’s soccer program to new heights throughout his tenure at UVU. The impact his student-athletes have had on the UVU community cannot be overstated.”

He added that Anderson was leaving the programme in “excellent shape” however it would be difficult for any appointee to fit into his shoes.

ANDERSON WANTS TO OWN BOLTON WANDERERS

League One side Bolton Wanderers’ chair Ken Anderson reportedly wants to be the sole owner of the club despite a joint deal earlier this year undertaken with a former player of the club Dean Holdsworth, BBC Radio Manchester says.


The former Premier League side have been facing serious financial challenges that are impeding its growth. The club is set to face more financial problems if Anderson does not get his way as the sole owner.

Anderson and Holdsworth entered a partnership that resulted in the acquisition of Bolton for £7.5 million. The club stands the risk of administration unless both parties can reach a deal within the next few days.
Wanderers were in a financial mess, amassing debts over £170 million before Anderson’s Inner Circle group partnered with Holdsworth’s Sports Shield organization to complete a takeover from Eddie Davies. The troubles the club is in caused rumours to spread wildly that a Saudi-based group would take over again from the current owners.

Anderson denied such rumours saying, “the club has not previously or is currently holding any discussions with a Saudi-based group or their legal representatives regarding a potential takeover.”

The League One side is targeting a return to the English Championship at the end of this season after being relegated last year. Since the side failed to comply with Financial Fair Play obligations, they were placed on a transfer embargo late last year. The Football League is still keeping close tabs on the club and they are not able to get new additions. Despite the embargo, Bolton sit second on the League One log.

Anderson would need to resolve the issues on ground to get the club quickly running again. The financial push and better management would be of great importance when they can get the promotion they desperately seek for.

ANDERSON PRAISED BY COACH DESPITE SUSPENSION

Internacional boss, Celso Roth has praised midfielder, Anderson – former Manchester United midfielder – as he regained his form at the club.

The 28 year old, since moving from Old Trafford in January 2015 has been in a struggle to make a positive impact for Brazilian football club.

However, his attempts suffered a huge setback after he got himself involved in an altercation with Willian, fellow teammate, thus leading to a suspension and a demotion to the bench.
On coming back from the ban and after being booed by fans, Anderson has made a return to the starting XI of the Porto Alegre outfit in their Copa do Brasil Semi-final first leg played on Wednesday against Atletico Mineiro

While they ended up losing the match at their Beira-Rio home by a goal’s margin from the visiting side, they were able to put on a brave show, making a positive impact and getting a penalty that led to their only goal in the match that ended 2-1 in favor of Mineiro.

“Anderson was training well. We know what he is capable of. Today he had an opportunity and did what we expect.”
Also, Internacional’s football manager, Fernando Carvalho was quick to add: “Anderson is working hard, something which modern football requires. He has clearly recovered (from his form slump).”

Anderson prior to this, was suspended by his club after punching Willian, a teammate during one of Internacional’s training sessions. Willian – a defender for Inter – attempted to at least revenge but was held back by teammates.

The altercation began after Anderson’s effort went way over the bar while in a shooting practice. Words, were exchanged before it denigrated into a physical combat that saw Anderson lad a jab at Willian’s jaw. The duo have however been appropriately sanctioned.