Monday, June 11, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 15-June 11th, 2018 (T minus 3 days)


Team News:

-Spain goalkeeper David De Gea has asked that the chief of Spanish Government Pedro Sanchez to make public excuses for statements from 2016 about a sexual scandal that De Gea was eventually vindicated. De Gea said that he has politely accepted the excuses but would like the excuses to be in public as the attacks were made in public. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Gerard Pique had to leave Spain’s training session after suffering a knee injury. He was later seen training alone. (Source Calciomercato Online)

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

-Eden Hazard limped off the field in Belgium's friendly win over Costa Rica.

Monday, June 11, 2018:

Preparatory matches:

South Korea 0-Senegal 2 (Kim Young-Gwon (own goal) 67, Moussa Konate 90)
Venue: Grodig, Austria
Attendance: closed doors
South Korea:

Coach: Shin Tae-Yong
Other Substitutes:
Team Captain:
Official Kit Supplier/Designer:
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Coach: Aliou Cisse
Other Substitutes:
Team Captain:
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Belgium 4-Costa Rica 1 (Dries Mertens 31, Romelu Lukaku 42, 50, Michy Batshuayi 64 / Bryan Ruiz 24)
Venue: Brussels (Bruxelles)- King Baudouin Stadium
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)
Belgium: 1-Thibaut Courtois; 2-Toby Anderweireld, 20-Dedryck Boyata (23-Leander Dendoncker 65’), 5-Jan Vertonghen; 15-Thomas Meunier (22-Nacer Chadli 46’), 7-Kevin de Bruyne (17-Youri Tielemans 70’), 6-Axel Witsel, 11-Yannick Carrasco; 14-Dries Mertens (21-Michy Batshuayi 51’), 10-Eden Hazard (19-Mousa Dembele 70’) , 9-Romelu Lukaku (16-Thorgan Hazard 65’)

Coach: Roberto Martinez (Spain)
Other Substitutes: 8-Marouane Fellaini, 12-Simon Mignolet, 13-Koen Casteels, 4-Laurent Ciman, 18-Adnan Januzaj
Team Captain: Eden Hazard
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Yellow Shirts, Black Shorts, Yellow Socks

Costa Rica: 1-Keylor Navas; 16-Cristian Gamboa (4-Ian Smith 66’), 2-Johnny Acosta, 3-Giancarlo González, 6-Óscar Duarte, 8-Bryan Oviedo (15-Francisco Calvo 46’); 17-Yeltsin Tejeda; 5-Celso Borges (14-Randall Azofeifa 75’), 10-Bryan Ruiz (12-Joel Campbell 66’), 7-Christian Bolaños (20-David Guzmán 61’); 21-Marco Ureña (11-Johan Venegas 46’)

Coach: Óscar Ramírez
Booked: Giancarlo González 44
Other Substitutes: 13-Rodny Wallace, 19-Kendall Watson, 9-Daniel Colindres, 23-Leonel Moreira, 18-Patrick Pemberton, 22-Ronald Matarrita
Team Captain: Bryan Ruiz
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: New Balance
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks

Note: In bold, teams participating in the World Cup

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