Soccer / football
Ligue 1 | Summer Transfer window #1
DISCLAIMER: Confirmed transfers or rumours that come out reliable sources ONLY (tier 1 - tier 2 + sports related regional newspapers in France). See that post on Reddit for compiled sources. "Tier 1 - Almost undisputed when discussing a Transfer Rumour. They may not be the first to discuss a rumour, but if they are talking about it; then it is almost certainly true, and possibly close to complete." Tier 2 - Known to have current sources, but are still fallible and just short of being considered an authority on rumour discussions. However, multiple individuals or sources from this tier reporting the same rumour may indicate a strong possibility of truth to the rumour. Tier 3 - Unreliable, and not to be trusted solo. They fall into near click-bait practices and are often fighting for relevance in a sea of rumours. PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN No surprise, it's expected to be another turbulent summer for the capital side. According to Mohamed Bouhafsi via RMC Sport , beginning of june - Barcelona have made contact with PSG to discuss a possible deal for Neymar though declined by president Al-Khelaïfi. No concrete offer thus far. Unlike what has been reported - 19 years old goalkeeper of Chelsea, Marcin Bulka hasn't signed yet for PSG. Speaking of young talents, Raphaël Nya will sign a 3-years contract with Wolverhampton. He was captain of the u19 squad. Moussa Diaby signed to Bayer Leverkusen while RB Leipzig is interested in signing Christopher Nkunku. Paris United reports that Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia is close to sign to PSG as Diaby’s replacement. LOSC LILLE The great season of LOSC has revealed many players, one is Nicolas Pépé who attracts the interest of several top clubs; Liverpool to name one. Transfer fee might be between 70M€ and 90M€. Olympique Lyonnais president himself confirmed that Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes might possibly join the club as Ndombélé's replacement for €25m fee. OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS Similar situation to PSG. OL is starting a new cycle with a new coach and sporting director - leading up to a few key players set to be leaving the club. The Guardian and RMC Sport have confirmed that Tottenham is interested/or made an offer for the Ndombélé. Yet no official statement has been released. Brazilian defensive midfielder Jean Lucas (ex Flamengo) was introduced at a press conference. He is expected to be a starter and Tousart as a backup. I'll cover the following clubs in #2 (Rennes, Saint-Étienne, Monaco, Montpellier and Nice). Stay tuned!
Praise to Football Ladies
Image source Marta (best FIFA player 2018) & Messi (Balon d'or) I will be honest with you, I never followed much this sport and I had never seen a match until I heard about the birth of Juventus Women, two years ago. The Turin society has taken over the place available in the women's championship due to Cuneo's abandonment. Until now the team led by Rita Guarino won 2 Scudetto, one on his first year and the second in 2019 and also his first Italian Cup. My enthusiasm about it has risen exponentially, I can't hide it, and so I started watching the matches and now that the France World Cup is taking place I'm following it with some interest. Watching them play the difference is clear between men, the actions are less spectacular, considering only those with high levels of intensity, the shots from outside the area hardly hit the target and are far from irresistible, even if on free kicks they do very well, the goalkeepers are perhaps a bit clumsy but the ball spinning and skills are not bad at all! I would say that the few differences I noticed end here, also because from what the primary thing about this sport suggests, is that it's a sport, sportiness comes first and this football has a lot to teach to men. The spit One of the first things I noticed is that almost no one fake, minutes and minutes of match lost to waste time in the worst possible way, people worthy of actors as Robert De Niro's caliber, the boringness here practically doesn't exist, combativeness and fairness, quality that some lords of football have only to learn, even if unfortunately some spit has also flown as during Cameroon vs England from few days ago. Cameroon players threaten to leave the field Temper is another quality that they can boast, never seen refusing to play as it happened a few days ago always between Cameroon and England, where after an ambiguous decision of the referee assisted by the VAR the African formation has been validated a goal against, they had stopped because the linesman had wave the flag too soon, all this is repeated when he was canceled a gol for a millimetric offside to the Lionesses. Their right or wrong? It is not for me to decide, something unique compared to men's soccer, an enviable character on the part of this girls, who should pay a little more attention to the rules and concentrate more on the game. And here we are, all admiring the women's World Cup, totally changing perspective about a sport we are used to seeing with malicious eyes and there seems to be nothing malicious here. Congratulations and standing ovations to the football ladies, thanks to all of them for teaching the champions that they can improve themselves a lot and we really hope that the trend will not be of opposite way! ⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽ Join the sport revolution & considering to vote us as witness and check for other witnesses like: @stimp1024 @waveyourflags @bro-delegate @sahkan You can vote witnesses here. Sketch by @ran.koree
Ghana Draws With Benin
The match between Ghana and Benin just ended with both teams sharing the 3 points. The game ended 2-2 after90 minutes with no team winning. As a Ghanaian, this makes me sad as I was expecting Ghana to win by two goals to one. I had placed a bet on the correct score of the match and I had predicted a 2:1 game in favour of Ghana. <center>https://ipfs.busy.org/ipfs/QmNzsJBU1ycgs4eiMYWNxbqGzWLV2xmeLJjicZsUGm7FjJ Google</center> Benin first scored at the beginning of the game, less than two minutes in the game. Ghana came back in the game with the captain scoring the opening and his junior brother scoring the second. At this point, I felt my predictions was going to hold and I was going to win something from the betting companies. Little did I known that will be getting a red card. Ghana now sits third in group F with Cameroon leading the group with three points. Second on the table is Benin who have same points as Ghana and 4th on the table is Guinea-Bissau with no point. I am confident we will win against Guinea-Bissau and I'm only hoping we beat Cameroon too. Let's see what happens in the near future.
Ghana Playing Benin
Hello all sports lovers. If you aren't aware, the African Cup Of Nations is ongoing. That is African's version of the world cup to find the best football nation on the continent. A football country might have the best players, but it all balls down to the team winning the ultimate trophy to be the Africa champions. Ghana faces Benin at 20:00 GMT tonight and after the last training yesterday, the team decided to play songs and dance to them which is popularly referred to as *jama*. We all hope Ghana is able to win the first group game to lift the spirits of Ghanaians as a lot of people have lost interest in the team after poor performance. Hopefully, this jama is enough to make them play much better and I wish them well. Let's see how the match goes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDyxkWFQoG8 <sub>VIDEO NOT SHOT BY ME</sub>