UEFA: DEPAY TIES MITROVIC ON SCORING CHART

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Barcelona attacker Memphis Depay has moved level with Aleksandar Mitrovic at the top of the goalscoring chart after his treble in the thumping win over Turkey at the Amsterdam Arena in their last World Cup 2022 qualifier. Depay scored three times to lead the Netherlands to a 6-1 win over their hosts in Group G as far as the UEFA region is concerned ahead of the World Cup 2022 tournament on Qatari soil.

The win over Turkey moved the Netherlands to the top of Group G with 13 points from six games. They occupy the Group G summit due to their superior goal difference in comparison with Norway who have the same number of points. Turkey started the Netherlands game at the top but the defeat ensured that they fall to third place after being leapfrogged by both their latest opponents and Norway. (more…)

ROMERO AIMING TO MAKE ARGENTINA’S WORLD CUP SQUAD NEXT YEAR

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero will finally be allowed to leave the club this summer upon the confirmation of the running down of his current contract.

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The Argentine goalie was signed from Italian Serie A club Sampdoria some years ago and went on to prove why he was the number one shot-stopper for the Argentina national team. He put in strong performances in a United shirt and proved himself to be one of the best goalkeepers in the league judging by the clean-sheets-per-game ratio. However, he eventually had a fall-out with United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær upon the arrival of the Norwegian manager and things have gone downhill for him since then.
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QATAR 2022 (UEFA) REVIEW

The race to qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar has already started in the UEFA section with three of the ten matchdays already played during the March international break. Armenia have been the surprise team of the qualifiers after they made a perfect start to the qualifiers in Group J. Armenia are on course to qualify for the World Cup 2022 tournament after three wins from their first three games.

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The Armenians are Group J leaders ahead of four-time world champions Germany who are outside the top two spots that would be good for World Cup 2022 qualification. The top team in each of the ten groups in the UEFA section will qualify for the tournament, while the second-placed teams will have to secure a World Cup 2022 spot via the playoffs. The Germans are third on the group standings behind North Macedonia and Armenia. Germany will have to qualify for the playoffs as one of the two teams from the UEFA Nations League if things stay the way they are in Group J.
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SALAH NAMED NEW EGYPT CAPTAIN

Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah, who also plays for the Egypt national team, has been named as the permanent captain of his country’s football team. The Reds star is currently on 45 goals for his country and surpassed (late) Hassan El-Shazli, who played club football for Tersana and scored as many as 44 goals for his nation.

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The decision was made this week by the country’s national team head coach Hossam El-Badry who said he had already asked for the opinion of the rest of the players before deciding who was the best choice for the role.
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TWO OF THE FIFA 2022 WORLD CUP STADIUMS TO HOST CLUB WORLD CUP

World football governing body FIFA has confirmed that two of the selected venues for the FIFA World Cup Qatar holding in 2022 will be used for the FIFA Club World Cup games next month. While football fans around the world are still patiently waiting for the prestigious tournament to take place, they have decided to first partake in another international tournament that will involve clubs this time around.

The 2020 FIFA Club World Cup Qatar is set to take place from the 4th day of February to the 11th day of the same month this year in Doha. And the Qatar News Agency (QNA) has also moved swiftly to confirm the reports of the two Stadiums that will be used. (more…)

ENGLAND SET TO KNOW QUALIFYING OPPONENTS

 

England manager Gareth Southgate and his players will know their opponents when the drawfor the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers takes place in the European section. The drawwill take place in Zurich, Switzerland at the start of next week.The drawfor World Cup 2022 qualifiers amongst the European nations is set for Monday, December 7, 2020. The World Cup 2022 tournament will hold from November 21 to December 18, 2022 in the Asian nation of Qatar.


The draw for World Cup 2022 would be different from the other editions due to the present Coronavirus-affected times. The draw at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich is set to be a virtual affair as no member nation would be present to witness the event scheduled for 6pm local time or 5pm GMT. (more…)