Sunday, June 10, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 14-June 10th, 2018 (T minus 4 days)


Team News:

-Brazil Manager Tite denied the rumors linking him with the Real Madrid Mangement position. (Source Online)

-France Manager Didider Deschamps has asked players (most notably Griezmann and Lemar) to resolve their future destinations prior to the Tournament. (Source online)

-The Egyptian National Team has arrived in Russia by landing at Grozny. (Source L’Equipe Online)
-As expected Farid Diaz (Olimpia) has replaced injured defender Frank Fabra in Colombia’s World Cup squad. (Source Online)

- The Argentina National Team has arrived in Russia by landing at Moscow. (Source Corriere dello Sport Online)

-The Peruvian National Team has arrived in Russia by landing at Moscow. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-The Uruguay National Team has arrived in Russia by landing at Nizhni Novgorod. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Iceland Manager Heimir Hallgrimson misplaced his luggage in the wrong bus at the Keflavik airport. This error caused a delay of more than half an hour before it was resolved.  His assistant Helgi Kolvidsson stated that the luggage contained his laptop that included twenty years of work. The Police had to be called in to stop the bus. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Neymar scored his 55th goal for Brazil in their win over Austria, tying Romario. Now, only Pele and Ronaldo are ahead of him as Brazil's record goalscorers.

Sunday, June 10, 2018:

Preparatory matches:

Austria 0-Brazil 3 (Gabriel Jesus 36, Neymar 63, Phillipe Coutinho 69)
Venue: Vienna (Wien)- Ernst Happel Stadion
Attendance: 48,500
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Linesmen: Oszkár Lemon (Hungary) and Zsolt Varga (Hungary)
Austria: 1-Heinz Lindner, 15-Sebastian Prödl, 4-Martin Hinteregger, 3-Aleksandar Dragovic (22-Kevin Danso 70), 20-Florian Grillitsch (16-Peter Zulj 66), 14-Julian Baumgartlinger, 8-David Alaba, 21-Stefan Lainer, 7-Marko Arnautovic, 24-Xaver Schlager (19-Guido Burgstaller 58), 18-Alessandro Schöpf (25-Stephan Hierländer 58)

Coach: Franco Foda (Germnay)
Booked: Alessandro Schöpf 38, Sebastian Prödl 54
Other Substitutes: 9-Deni Alar, 6-Stefan Ilsanker, 2-Marvin Potzmann, 17-Florian Kainz, 23-Moritz Bauer, 12-Jörg Siebenhandl, 5-Kevin Wimmer, 10-Louis Schaub
Team Captain: Julian Baumgartner
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Puma
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

Brazil: 1-Alisson, 3-Miranda, 2-Thiago Silva (13-Marquinhos 60), 12-Marcelo (6-Filipe Luís 67), 14-Danilo, 5-Casemiro (17-Fernandinho 61), 11-Philippe Coutinho (21-Taison 76), 15-Paulinho, 9-Gabriel Jesus (20-Roberto Firmino 67), 10-Neymar (7-Douglas Costa 84), 19-Willian.

Coach: Tite
Booked: Neymar 63
Other Substitutes: 4-Geromel, 22-Fagner, 16-Cássio, 23-Ederson
Team Captain: Miranda
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Nike
Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks

Note: In bold, teams participating in the World Cup