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The game was organized by the team's main sponsor, and will be held in Dubai on December 30th, just before both squads re-start their tournaments.
Real Madrid and AC Milan announced today the celebration of a friendly match to be held December 30 in Dubai. The game will be part of the "Dubai Football Challenge", and will be played at the 7evens Stadium.
Legends like Italian Franco Baresi and Spanish Emilio Butragueño represented both teams in the unveiling hosted by the Dubai's Ministry of Commerce and Tourism. The... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan player, banned from any official match until October 26, scored his first goal against the U-19 Indonesian team
Luis Suarez, still banned from every official game with his club and his National Team, scored yesterday his first goal as a Barcelona player. The Uruguayan played with Barcelona's B squad against the U-19 Indonesian team, scoring two goals in the match.
The first goal of the game was scored by one of Barcelona's recent transfers, Belgian Thomas Vermaelen,who also took part of the game. Suarez... Read the rest of the article »
Coach Luis Enrique wants the Uruguayan player to enjoy playing time before the ban imposed by FIFA expires, so he can be available to play against Real Madrid
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will enjoy playing time on Wednesday, when Barcelona B faces the U-19 Indonesian National Team. Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique wants him to be in top form when the player's ban is lifted, so, tomorrow the Uruguayan will have the chance to take the pitch against the Asian team.
"Luis Suarez needs to be on the pitch, and so do we. If Luis is fit to play... Read the rest of the article »
Willian scored the only goal in Brazil’s hard-fought win against Ecuador on Tuesday.
It was a pretty even first half at the Metlife Stadium in terms of chances created. Brazil dominated the ball possesion and managed to capitalize their efforts in the 31st minutes with Willian scoring a right-footed goal following an assist from Neymar in a set piece situation.
Ecuador missed the chance to equalize after a shot from Enner Valencia hit the post with 10 minutes to go before the... Read the rest of the article »
Just after last Saturday's friendly against Chile, Mexican coach Miguel Herrera was informed his squad would be short on men for this night's friendly against Bolivia
Not everything's good news for Mexico's National Team. With one game pending in their North American tour, Miguel Herrera has seen his squad cut short, following injuries to three of his starters last Saturday against Chile.
Francisco Rodriguez, the former PSV Eindhoven and Stuttgart player, came down with an injury to his left leg, which will keep him off the pitch for at least two weeks.... Read the rest of the article »
Torres was confirmed as a starter by Mexico’s head coach Miguel Herrera on Monday.
Erick Torres is set to make his debut for the Mexican national team in a friendly match against Bolivia on Tuesday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Colorado as confirmed by Miguel Herrera on Monday. The Mexican coach usually names the expected line-up one day before the match and this time was not the exception.
Although Torres has already been called up for Mexico’s... Read the rest of the article »
Watch Miguel Herrera's team take on Bolivia, as both Latin American teams relive their international tournament rivalry on September 9
After their previous matches in the United States, Mexico and Bolivia end their North American tour for this FIFA Matchday with a friendly game. With both teams looking for alternatives, fans at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park will have a good show on the pitch.
Mexico played last Saturday against Chile, showing some good moves on the attacking side, and giving Hector Herrera and Andres Guardado... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan striker will have to wait to make his debut with FC Barcelona in an official match, which could happen on October 26th against Real Madrid.
Luis Suarez has been finally cleared to play with his National Team. Following his four month ban from any football-related activity, FIFA authorized the player to take part on friendly matches with the Uruguayans.
According to sources, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) intends to call up Suarez for next month's friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Oman, but had to ask permission to do... Read the rest of the article »
Watch Chile vs Haiti live on September 9, 2014 as Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo looks to make history while the entire team continues its preparation for the 2015 Copa America.
All eyes are on Barcelona’s 31-year-old goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo. The veteran is set to become Chile’s most capped player on Tuesday night. The possibility of smashing the record of legend Leonel Sanchez, who wore the Chilean national team’s colours from 1955 to 1968, is something Bravo is excited about.
On Twitter, the Barca goalie’s profile picture is the number 84... Read the rest of the article »
Brazil will face Ecuador at the MetLife Stadium in an international friendly on Tuesday, the 9th of September.
Dunga picked up a win on his second coming as Brazil notched a 1-0 victory over Colombia in their last outing. Neymar who picked up a horror injury last time the two sides met in the World Cup scored the solitary goal of the match as Brazil look to redeem themselves from their horrible end to the World Cup.
Brazil were rather unimpressive largely as the match seemed to be heading towards a goal-less... Read the rest of the article »
With the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup kicking off in a year’s time, Canada and Jamaica will meet in Toronto’s BMO field on Tuesday in their first preparation match ahead of the confederation’s most important competition.
In 2013, the Canadian Soccer Federation decided to hire Spanish manager Benito Floro as the national team’s head coach, aiming to improve the country’s performance in international competitions; including the World Cup qualifiers.
Recent results haven’t been what they were expecting but at least Canada seems to have found a style of play, which could be developed towards the... Read the rest of the article »
On September 6th, the South American countries start preparing their participation in Copa America 2015, playing a friendly match in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
On September 6th, two South American countries will clash in Florida, hoping this is the start of a new and successful cycle for both of them. A new-blooded Bolivian side expects to regain the glory of old, while the team from Ecuador will be searching for a victory that redeems their below average performance in Brazil.
The Bolivians, led by Basque coach Xabier Azkargorta will try to get substantially... Read the rest of the article »
Serbia will host France in an international friendly at the Stadion Partizana on Sunday, the 7th of September 2014.
France continued its impressive run in the World Cup with another good showing as Didier Deschamps’ men picked a 1-0 win over Spain in their last friendly match. Loic Remy’s late strike settled the match, as the new Chelsea man scored the only goal of the game after an intelligent cut back from Valbuena.
The victory was France’s third in the last five matches with their only... Read the rest of the article »
An 83rd minute free-kick goal from the Selecao's new skipper was enough to seal all three points in Dunga's first game in charge since his return to the Brazil national team
Barcelona superstar Neymar captained his national side to a narrow 1-0 win over fellow South American side Colombia in an international friendly on Friday, scoring the winning goals thanks to an 83rd minute well-taken free-kick.
The 22-year-old Blaugrana ace wore the armband after he was named skipper by new coach Dunga, replacing 29-year-old Paris Saint-Germain center-back Thiago Silva.
The... Read the rest of the article »
On September 6, two of the most exciting countries during the past World Cup face each other in preparation for next year's Copa America
One of the most interesting matches involving Latin American countries will be, without a doubt, the one that makes Chile and Mexico clash on the pitch. Both sides had a good World Cup, being eliminated by Brazil and The Netherlands, respectively. Both teams arrive to this match with their best players, so a good game may be set for this Saturday at Levi's Stadium.
Chile will have star strikers... Read the rest of the article »
On September 5, watch live as the Samurai Blue start a new era under Mexican coach Javier Aguirre. Their opponent, Uruguay, will not have Luis Suarez with them , following the ban imposed by FIFA.
After being eliminated during the first round of the past World Cup, the Japanese Football Association decided to make a change. Mexican Javier Aguirre was given the coaching position with the Samurai Blue, and the seasoned coach will try to bring a new mix of talent and experience to the National Team. Aguirre decided not to call up Shinji Kagawa for health reasons, and will be giving a shot to young... Read the rest of the article »
Ibrahimovic scored his 50th goal for Sweden during 2-0 win over Estonia.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic became Sweden’s all-time top-scorer on Thursday after scoring twice in Sweden’s comfortable 2-0 win over Estonia in Stockholm. The 32-year-old reached 50 goals for Sweden.
During the first half, Ibrahimovic scored his 49th and 50th goals with the national team, surpassing Sven Rydell’s record of 49 goals from 1923-1932. It took only 99 appearances for... Read the rest of the article »
The two South American sides will meet at the Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, the 4th of September in a friendly match.
The two teams met in the Quarter-Final of the World Cup last time out, a match the hosts won by a 2-1 score line. What followed it was one of the worst moments in the history of Brazilian football as eventual champions Germany ran rampant condemning the hosts to a 7-1 defeat.
Following their embarrassing exit former manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was shown the way out with 1994 World Cup winner... Read the rest of the article »
On September 4th, two European heavyweights starting new eras clash in a good warmup game for the Euro 2016 qualifiers next week.
After not making the round of 16 for the second World Cup in a row, and despite displaying a more offensive playing style, Italy will start a new era with Antonio Conte leading the Azzurri. The former Juventus coach won’t have Mario Balotelli showing his class on the pitch, but he is confident that he can build his team around experienced players such as Buffon and De Rossi and some newcomers... Read the rest of the article »
Spain and France will play one another in a friendly setting at the Stade de France on Thursday, the 4th of September 2014.
Two European heavyweights who will have different points to prove on the night will face one another in what promises to be an exciting match. Spain put forth a disappointing defense of the World Cup title they won back in 2010 after getting knocked out in the first round only.
La Roja finished third in a group comprising of Holland, Chile and Australia after getting thoroughly outclassed by... Read the rest of the article »