Wednesday, June 6, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 10-June 6th, 2018 (T minus 8 days)

A New addition for the duration of the World Cup.


Team News:

-Kyle Walker, the English teammate of Germany’s Leroy Sane at Manchester City, stated that after the season that he has had Sane deserved to be at the World Cup. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Kevin De Bruyne, the Belgianteammate of Germany’s Leroy Sane at Manchester City, has also expressed disbelief in Sane’s exclusion. (Source Online)

-England’s Danny Rose has asked his family to stay from Russia during the World Cuo due to fears of racism. (Source Online)

-Toni Kroos, the German teammate of Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid, has came out in his defense, saying that he is not a dirty player. (Source Online)

-Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been linked to Barcelona according to his agents.  (Source online)

-Spain goalkeepr David De Gea was visibly seen not clapping upon the visit of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Some two years before the PM had criticized De Gea when he was implicated in a sex assault case.. (Source Daily Mail Online)

-Iran are the first nation to have arrived in Russia for the World Cup. (Source L’Equipe online)

-As expected, Kamil Glik has been replaced in the Poland squad by  Marcon Kaminski (Stuttgart). (Source online)

-Egypt Manager Hector Cuper has hit back on Sergio Ramos’ recent comments mocking Liverpool claims of injury (Karius’ concussion, Salah injury) during the CL Final. Cuper said, “I’m not a doctor, I don’t know if Ramos is a doctor, but it’s a player who is playing a final and has an injury.” (Source Calciomercato online)

-Israel will file a complaint with FIFA against the Palestinian Federation after the forced cancellation of Israel’s friendly vs. Argentina for political reasons. The Israelis are demanding FIFA to investigate the threats against Argentinean players including threats to burn Messi jerseys. (Source France Football online)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018:

Preparatory matches:

Czech Republic 1-Nigeria 0 (Tomas Kalas 25)
Venue: Sankt Pölten-NV Arena, Austria
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Julian Weinberger  (Austria)
Linesmen: Kolbitsch, Heidenreich (both Austria.)
Czech Republic:  1-Tomas Vaclik (23-Jiri Pavlenka 46); 5-Vladimir Coufal, 3-Tomas Kalas, 17-Marek Suchy, 26-Jakub Jugas, 14-Jakub Jankto (18-Jan Boril 79); 10-Josef Husbauer (12-Tomas Horava 65), 15-Tomas Soucek (20-Michal Travnik 65), 7-Antonin Barak; 21-Josef Sural (13-Jan Kopic 84), 19-Patrik Schick (11-Michal Krmencik 69)

Coach: Karel Jarolim
Other Substitutes: 8-Vladimir Darida, 16-Tomas Koubek, 6-Jan Sykora, 97-Vaclav Jemelka
Team Captain:
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Puma
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Blue Shorts, Red Socks

Nigeria: 23-Francis Uzoho; 12-Abdullahi Shehu (21-Tyronne Ebuehi 46), 6-Leon Balogun, 5-William Troost-Ekong, 19-John Ogu, 2-Bryan Idowu (3-Elderson Echiejile 69); 18-Alex Iwobi, 10-Jon Obi Mikel (14-Kelechi Iheanacho 80), 13-Onyinye Ndidi; 11-Victor Moses (7-Ahmed Musa 79) , 9-Odion Ighalo (4-Kenneth Omeruo 69)

Coach: Gernot Rohr (Germany)
Other Substitutes: 1-Ikechukwu Ezenwa, 15-Joel Obi, 17-Ogenyi Onazi, 16-Daniel Akpeyi, 22-Simoen Nwankwo, 20-Chidozie Awaziem, 8-Oghenekaro Etebo
Team Captain: Jon Obi Mikel
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Black Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks

Norway 1-Panama 0 (Joshua King 4)
Venue: Oslo-Ullevaal stadion
Attendance: 7,458
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (Holland)
Norway:  22-Sten Grytebust (12-Ørjan H. Nyland  46) – 17-Martin Linnes, 4-Tore Reginiussen, 3-Kristoffer Ajer, 2-Birger Meling – 8-Stefan Johansen (18-Ole Selnæs  76.), 19-Markus Henriksen, 15-Sander Berge (13-Fredrik Midtsjø  46.), 24-Iver Fossum (25-Ghayas Zahid  89.) – 7-Joshua King (23-Ola Kamara  46.), 21-Bjørn Maars Johnsen (9-Alexander Sørloth  59.)

Coach: Lars Lagerback (Sweden)
Booked: Kristoffer Ajer 31
Other Substitutes: 1-Rune A. Jarstein – 5-Sigurd Rosted, 6-Håvard Nordtveit, 10-Tarik Elyounoussi, 14-Vegar Eggen Hedenstad, 16-Jonas Svensson
Team Captain: Stefan Johansen
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Red (Blue Sleeves) Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks

Panama: 1-Jaime Penedo – 13-Adolfo Machado (2-Michael Murillo 46.), 5-Román Torres (3-Harold Cummings 57.), 4-Fidel Escobar, 15-Erick Davis – 6-Gabriel Gómez (14-Valentin Pimentel  78.) – 8-Edgar Yoel Bárcenas (9-Gabriel Torres 46.), 11-Armando Cooper, 20-Anibal Godoy, 21-José Luis Rodríguez (19-Alberto Quintero 46.) – 7-Blas Pérez (10-Ismael Diaz  57.)

Coach: Hernan Dario Gomez (Colombia)
Booked: Michael Murillo 59, Alberto Quintero 88
Other Substitutes: 12-José Calderon, 22-Alex Rodriguez – 16-Abdiel Arroyo,17-Luis Ovalle, 18-Luis Tejada, 23-Felipe Baloy, 24-Ricardo Avila
Team Captain: Gabriel Gómez
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: New Balance
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks

Belgium 3-Egypt 0 (Romelu Lukaku 27, Eden Hazard 38, Marouane Fellaini 90)
Venue: Brussels (Bruxelles)-King Baudouin Stadium
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Belgium:  1-Thibaut Courtois; 2-Toby Alderweireld, 4-Laurent Ciman, 5-Jan Vertonghen (20-Dedryck Boyata 80), 15-Thomas Meunier (16-Thorgam Hazard 70), 7-Kevin De Bruyne, 6-Axel Witsel (8-Marouane Fellaini, 46), 11-Yannick Ferreira Carrasco; 14-Dries Mertens (22-Nacer Chadli 46), 9-Romelu Lukaku (21-Michy Batshuayi 46), 10-Eden Hazard (18-Adnan Januzaj 46)

Coach: Roberto Martinez (Spain)
Other Substitutes: 19-Moussa Dembele, 12-Simon Mignolet, 13-Koen Casteels, 23-Leander Dendoncker, 17-Youri Tielemans
Team Captain: Eden Hazard
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

Egypt: 1-Essam El Hadary (23-Mohamed El Shenawy 46); 7-Ahmed Fathy (3-Ahmed Elmohamady 71), 2-Ali Gabr, 6-Ahmed Hegazy, 13-Mohamed Abdel Shafy; 19-Abdallah Said, 17-Mohamed Elneny; 22-Amr Warda (4-Omar Gaber 79), 8-Tarek Hamed (5-Sam Morsy, 62), 14-Ramadan Sobhi (11-Kahraba 67); 9-Marwan Mohsen (21-Trezeguet 55)

Coach: Hector Cuper (Argentina)
Booked: Tarek Hamed 2, Ahmed Fathy 8, Mohamed Elneny 67
Other Substitutes: 16-Sherif Ekramy, 18-Shikabala, 15-Mahmoud Hamdy, 23-Mohamed El-Shenawy, 12-Ayman Ashraf, 20-Samir Saad
Team Captain:
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks

Note: In bold, teams participating in the World Cup

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