Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-part 22 (Week of September 4-September 10, 2018)


The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-part 22 (Week of September 4-September 10, 2018)

Note:
The purpose of this section is to summarize the week in question, it is not meant to give a full statistical analysis of the matches.
We live in a viral age and all that information can be accessed.
I welcome all contributions from anyone, even for the Leagues that I did not cover.

I.  England

Diary:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018:
-Southampton’s Mario Lemina has been fined £96,000 for driving offenses and banned from driving for 12 months. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Adam Lallana has withdrawn from the National Team after an injury in training. (Source Daily Mail Online)

-Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) has been called up to the England National Team.  (Source BBC Football online)
Revised England Squad:
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Alex McCarthy (Southampton), Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

-A stolen flag paying trinute to deceased former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has been returned.  (Source BBC Football online)

-Manchetser United’s Luke Shaw revealed that he nearly lost his leg in 2015 after an injury in a UCL match vs PSV Eindhoven. After surgery two blood clots wre discovered that required emergency surgery. He was only told of this six months later.  (Source The Guardian online)

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

-Free Agent John Terry will join Sporting CP, in case Pedro Madeira Rodrigues is electd President per claims of the candidate.  (Source Blacher Report online)

-Paul Pogba was non-commital about his future at Manchester United by stating that he was ‘currently’ at Manchester but ‘who knows what will happen in the next few months’. (Source Reuters UK online)
Friday, September 7, 2018:

-Watford’s Javi Gracia has been named as August’s Premier League Manager. (Source BBC Football online)

-Tottenham’s Lucas Moura has been named as August’s Premier League player. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Fulham’s Jean-Michel Seri has been awarded the Goal of the Month of  August in the Premier League. He scored in Fulham’s (4-2) win over Burnley. (Source RTBF.be online)

- Despite his statements yesterday, Paul Pogba stated that he is not the one discussing his future. (Source Football Italia Online)

-Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri stated that he had learned of his Napoli sacking from watching Television and also stated that Gonzalo Higuain ‘isn’t a traitor’ for leaving Napoli and joining Juventus. (Source Football Italia online)

Saturday, September 8, 2018:

-John Terry has been linked to Spartak Moscow. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas has been linked with a move to AC Milan in the January transfer Market. (Source Daily Mail Online)

-Harry Kane was presented with the World Cup Golden Boot prior to kick-off vs. Spain. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Luke Shaw was injured in a collision to his head, he later sent a message that he was doing fine. (Source Sky Sports online)

-In the match vs. Spain, England were denied a late goal by Danny Wellbeck after a foul on De Gea. Harry Kane accused the referee of ‘bottling it’. (Source Sky Sports online)


Sunday, September 9, 2018:

-Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has also come out and praised Maurizio Sarri’s style in comarison with predecessor Antonio Conte. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Zinedine Zidane has once again been linked with the Manchester United post and has reportedly set a list of four players that he would like to sign if appointed: Toni Kroos, Thiago, James Rodriguez and Edinson Cavani. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Eric Cantona has comeout and said that Jose Mourinho has a good personality but not for Manchester United. He sees Josep Guardiola as a better Manager for the club and said he himself is ready to manage the club. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Leicester’s Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwell have been called up from the U-21 squad to the England squad for Tuesday’s match against Switzerland. (Source Sky Sports online)


Monday, September 10, 2018:

-Dele Alli has withdrawn from the England squad due to an injury. (Source BBC Fotball online)

-Edwin van der Sar has denied any links to Manchester United in an administrative role. (Source Calciomercato online)

-The first 25 seconds of England’s match vs. Switzerland will be broadcast in black and white to commemorate the 25th anniversary of football’s anti-racism campaign ‘Kikc It Out’. (Source The Guardian online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
 September 6, 2018
Gavin Bazunu (Republic of Ireland)
Goalkeeepr
Shamrock Rovers
Manchester City
Purchase
L’Equipe

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
September 7, 2018
Junior Stanislas
Midfielder
Bournemouth
2021
Sky Sports
September 9, 2018
Harry Maguire
Defender
Leicester
2023
BBC Football

II.  Italy
Diary:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018:
-According to some reports, Juventus and Real Madrid will swap Brazilian defenders Alex Sandro and Marcelo in the January transfer window. (Source Daily Mail online)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

-Former Roma star Francesco Totti stated that none of the teams can challenge Juvenus for the title and the other teams are playing in a ‘second championship’. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Former Udinese star Antonio Di Natale has been appointed on the technical staff of Serie B side Spezia. (Source Football Italia online)

-There are reports that Silvio Berlusconi might want to acquire Monza. (Source Sport Bild online)

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

-Juventus and Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic has sent one of his shirts a s a gift to the Photographer Yuri Cortez made famous at the World Cup when Croatian players jumped on him while celebrating (Source Footbal Italia online)

Friday, September 7, 2018:

-Atalanta’s Emiliano Rigoni revealed that he had rejected Juventus over the summer. (Source Transfer Market Web online)

-Genoa celebrated its 125th year anniversary, the oldest club in Italy. (Source La Gazzetta dello Sport online)

-Marco Tardelli made an on air gaffe while interviewing Jorginho following the match vs. Poland. He called him Serginho and also thought that he was playing in Manchetser instead of London (Chelsea). (Source Calciomercato online)

-Napoli’s Romanian International Vlad Chiriches suffered an injury vs. Montenegro. He is expected to be out for six months. (Source Calciomercato online)

-Former Manager Luigi Maifredi criticized Massimiliano Allegri’s handling of Paulo Dybala, saying Allegri is “killing Dybala by leaving him on the bench” (Source Calciomercato online)

-Italy’s squad vs. Poland was its youngest competetive since 1976 (average age 26.4 years). (Source Football Italia online)
Saturday, September 8, 2018:

-Former Italy manager Arrigo Sacchi has criticized Mario Balotelli after his performance vs. Poland, saying “in Football intelligence matters more than the feet.” (Source Calciomercato online)

-Former Fiorentina defender Giancarlo Galdiolo has passed away aged 69. (Source Football Italia online)

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

-Mino Raiola, agent of Mario Balotelli, responded to the criticisms of former Italy manager Arrigo Sacchi on Balotelli by saying Sacchi “has neither intelligence nor class.” (Source Calciomercato online)

-Montenegro and Lazio’s Adam Marusic has returned to his club due to injuries. (Source Calciomercato online)

-Bosnia and Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic has returned to his club due to an injury suffered while on International duty. (Source Football Italia online)

-Fiorentina are negotiating with the League for the use of Captain’s Armbands honoring the late Davide Astori. (Source Football Italia online)

-The sister of Diego Simeone has satted that one day Simoene will surely manage Inter. (Source La Gazzetta dello Sport online)

Monday, September 10, 2018:

-Czech Republic and Roma’s Patrik Schick has suffered an injury while on International duty. (Source Calciomercato online)

-Roberto Mancini has defended Mario Balotelli against the criticisms of Arrigo Sacchi, calling the words too harsh. (Source Calciomercato online)


-Krystian Popiela, a former Cagliari striker, was killed in a car accident aged just 20. (Source Football Italia online)

-Mario Balotelli, Alessio Cragno, Daniele Rugani, Nicolo Zaniolo, Cristiano Biraghi, Davide Zappacosta and Lorenzo Pellegrini will watch Italy’s match vs Portugal from the stands. (Source Football Italia / L’Equipe online)
Italy squad vs. Poetugal:
Goalkeepers : 22 Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), 12 Mattia Perin (Juventus), 1 Salvatore Sirigu (Torino) 
Defenders : 19 Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), 13 Mattia Caldara (Milan), 3 Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), 4 Domenico Criscito (Genoa), 2 Emerson Palmieri Dos Santos (Chelsea), 15 Manuel Lazzari (Spal), 6 Alessio Romagnoli (Milan)
Midfielders : 21 Nicolò Barella (Cagliari), 16 Marco Benassi (Fiorentina), 23 Bryan Cristante (Roma), 18 Roberto Gagliardini (Inter), 5 Frello Filho Jorge Luiz Jorginho (Chelsea); 
Strikers: 9 Andrea Belotti (Torino), 11 Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), 20 Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), 8 Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan), 14 Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), 17 Ciro Immobile (Lazio), 10 Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), 7 Simone Zaza (Torino).

-Zbigniew Boniek stated that Mario Balotelli was “15 kg overwight”. (Source Football Italia online)

-Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini stated that the ‘armband controversy’ was unnecessary and due to a lack of communication. (Source Football Italia online)

-Former Inter President, Massimo Moratti is reportedly thinking about buying another club.  (Source Calciomercato online)

III.  Spain

Diary:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:
-Jose Mourinho has reached an agreement with the Spanish Tax Authorities. He has been fined £1.78 Million and two suspended six-months prison sentences. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Real Madrid Manager Julen Lopetegui stated that he had no regrets about his firing as Spain Manager just prior to the World Cup. (Source Sky Sports online)

-In an interview, Lionel Messi likened Arthur to Xavi. He also expressed his surprise that Cristiano Rinaldo had left Real Madrid and said they would be weaker without him. (Source AS.com online)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

-Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis belives Lionel Messi is the best player of the World and should have been shortlisted in the FIFA award. (Source AS.com online)

-Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis revealed that he had asked the club to allow him to leave like they did for Gabi, so that he could join PSG . (Source AS.com online)


Thursday, September 6, 2018:

-Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos stated that had Zinedien Zidane stayed as Manager, he would have been forced to change clubs. (Source AS.com online)

-Real Madrid Manager Julen Lopetegui is confident that Luka Modric will win the FIFA player of the year award. (Source A Bola online)


Friday, September 7, 2018:

-La Liga President Javier Tebas stated that there is “90%” chance that the first la Liga match in USA will be Girona vs Barclona in January. (Source The Guardian online)

-Luka Modric stated that Cristiano Ronaldo had sent him a message to congratulate his UEFA Player of the year award. (Source Football Italia online)

-Valencia’s Geoffrey Kondogbia has been given authorization to change his National Team allegiance to Central African Republic. He has previously represented France at International level. (Source AS.com online)

-Antoine Griezmann stated that he would like to finish his career in the MLS with either Los Angeles or Miami. (Source L’Equipe online)
 Saturday, September 8, 2018:

-Spain Captain Sergio Ramos responded to the boos he received in the match vs. England. He stated that he wished he had been received differently and also stated the people who jeered remember only the foul against Salah but are forgetting the death threats that he and his family have received.  (Source A Bola online)

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

-Sergio Ramos stated that for FIFA player of the year, Luka Modric deserves to win. (Source AS.com online)

-Russia and Valencia’s Denis Cheryshev is under investigation for allegedly taking a banned growth hormone. (Source Football Espana online)

Monday, September 10, 2018:

-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
 September 4, 2018
Bilal Boutobba (France)
Striker
Sevilla
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
L’Equipe 
September 5, 2018
Manuel Iturra
Midfielder
Malaga
Villareal
Purchase
vi.nl


Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 September 7, 2018
Alex Rico 
-
Barcelona
L’Equipe


IV.  Germany
Diary:


Tuesday, September 4, 2018:
-Maximilian Mittelstadt (Hertha Berlin) has withdrawn from the German U-21 National Team after an injury. (Source Sport Bild Online)

-Eintracht Frankfurt’s Jetro Willems has been suspended for three matches by the disciplinary commission. (Source Sport Bild online)

-Stuttgart’s French defender Benjamin Pavard has denied any agreements to join Bayern Munich. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Toni Kroos has criticized the attitude of Leroy Sane. According to Kroos, Sane’s body language suggests that he does not care wether the teams loses or not.  (Source The Guardian Online)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

-Wolfsburg have ended the contract of Kaylen Hinds. He had been residing in England for weeks after losing his passport.  (Source Kicker.de online)

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

-Germany’s Antonio Rudiger has apologized for leaving stud marks on the neck of French defender Benjamin Pavard in the Germany-Frabce match yesterday. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Toni Kroos was presented with the German ‘Footballer of the Year’ award prior to the match vs. France. (Source Sport Bild online)

Friday, September 7, 2018:

-Leroy Sane has withdrawn from the Germany squad for “private reasons”. (Source Bleacher Report online)

Saturday, September 8, 2018:

-Leroy Sane announced the birth of his daughter, after withdrawing from the Germany squad. (Source BBC Football online)

-Jurgen Klopp has called the criticism of Joachim Low as unfair. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Slovenia and RB Leipzig’s Kevin Kampl has returned to the National team after an injury vs. Bulgaria. (Source Kicker.de online)

- Mats Hummels has withdrawn from the Germany squad due to injury. (Source Mailonline sport online)


Sunday, September 9, 2018:
-Joachim Low managed Germany for the 167th time in the match vs. Peru. This broke Sepp Heberger’s record on the German bench. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Nico Schulz scored on his International debut for Germany, in the win over Peru (2-1).

Monday, September 10, 2018:
-The German National Team has extended its partnership with Adidas until 2026.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-Hertha Berlin have been fiend 28,000 Euros for the pyrotechnic use of its fans.  (Source Sport Bild online)

-Fortuna Duseldorf’s Diego Contento has suffered a cruciate ligament injury and will be out for months.  (Source Sport Bild online)

-Reinhard Rauball, President of the German Football League, will resign next year.  (Source Sport Bild online)




Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
September 6, 2018
Kaylen Hinds (England)
-
Wolfsburg
Free Agent
Ciontract rescinded
Kicker.de


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
September 6, 2018
Frank Baumann
Sports Director
Werder Bremen
2021
Kicker.de
September 8, 2018
Horst Heldt
Sports Director
Hannover
2021
Sport Bild

V.  France
Diary:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018:

-

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

-France Manager Didier Deschamps stated that Paul Pogba would not captain France in Hugo Lloris’ absence. He will rely on vice-captains Blaise Matuidi and Raphale Varane. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Rio Mavuba has announced his retirement from playing. (Source Walfoot.be online)

-France Manager Didier Deschamps has expressed his surprise that no French player made the short list for the FIFA player of the year. (Source Tuttosport online)

-The French League has givcen Lille permission to register Jeremy Pied, Rafael Leao, Fernando Costanza and Rui Fonte. (Source A Bola online)

-Brazilian Ricardo has been named as the new Manager of Bordeaux. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Antoine Griezmann has expressed his disappointment over the fact that he nor any of his French teammates made the shortlist for the FIFA player of the year award. He asked ‘I wonder what else I have to do.’ (Source Daily Mail online)

-National Team Manager Didier Deschamps expressed disbelief that Jean-Kevin Augustin (RB Leipzig) has withdrawn from the U-21 France squad.  His club boss Ralf Rangnick supported Augustin’s decision. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Kylian Mbappe has been suspended for three matches after his sending off over the weekend. (Source L’Equipe online)
Thursday, September 6, 2018:

-According to Olivier Giroud, either a French player of Luka Modric should win the FIFA player of the year award.  (Source AS.com online)

-Jean-Kevin Augustin (RB Leipzig) played in a friendly for his club (vs. Zaglebie Lubin) after refusing to play for France’s U-21 squad. (Source L’Equipe online)
Friday, September 7, 2018:

-

Saturday, September 8, 2018:

-

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

- By scoring against Holland, Olivier Giroud has now bypassed Zinedine Zidane as France’s all-time fourth best goalscorer with his 32nd goal. (Source L’Equipe online)
Monday, September 10, 2018:

-Former St Etienne defender William Gomis, aged just 19,  has been killed in  a shooting. (Source AS.com online)



Photo From: L'Equipe, September 10, 2018
(France team celebrating World Cup win prior to kick-off, September 9, 2018, France 2-Holland 1)



Photo From: L’Equipe, September 7, 2018
(September 6, 2018, Germany 0-France 0)



Photo From: L’Equipe, September 4, 2018
(Ricardo)




Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
September 6, 2018
Dimitri Lienard
Midfielder
Strasbourg
2021
L’Equipe


Profesional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 September 6, 2018
Anthony Gomez Mancini 
Midfielder
Angers
L’Equipe

VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, September 4, 2018:
-Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven) has withdrawn from the Dutch U-21 National Team after an injury. (Source vi.nl Online)

-Sparta pair Deroy Duarte and Abdou Harroui will stay with the Under-20 squad sfter consulting with their club. Their club are due to face FC Eindhoven on Friday and they may have missed the U-20 matches. (Source vi.nl Online)

-Venezuelean striker Jose Bandez has left Fortuna Sittard after just two months on loan. (Source vi.nl Online)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

-Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech of Ajax has been named as the Dutch player of the year. (Source AS.com online)

-Holland Manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed Jasper Cillesen as the starting goalkeeper. (Source vi.nl Online)

-Twente goalkeeper Joel Drommel has been punished by the Ducth Federation for withdrawing from the Dutch U-20 squad to focus on the match with his club this weekend. The Federation sanctioned him by suspending him from playing during the International break and the following five days. (Source vi.nl Online)

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

-The Dutch Federation reduced the sanctions on Twente goalkeeper Joel Drommel. He will now only miss the league match on Saturday vs. TOP Oss. (Source vi.nl Online)

-Wesley Sneider played in his Final match for Holland in their friendly win over Peru (2-1). At the end of the match, he sat on a sofa on the pitch with his family watching his highlights on a big screen TV. (Source the42.ie Online)

Friday, September 7, 2018:

-

Saturday, September 8, 2018:
-

Sunday, September 9, 2018:
- Ryan Babel’s goal vs, France, was his first in over 13 years. (Source BBC Football online)

Monday, September 10, 2018:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
 September 4, 2018
Tarik Kada
-
Heracles Almelo
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
vi.nl


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
September 4, 2018
David Neres (Brazil)
Striker
Ajax
2022
vi.nl
September 7, 2018
 Glenn Bijl
Midfielder
Emmen
2021
vi.nl


VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:
-Alan Stubbs has left his post as St Mirren Manager after three months in charge. Brian Rice will manage in the interim. (Source BBC Football online)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

-
Thursday, September 6, 2018:

-Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace have won their appeal against Rangers for taking disciplinary action against them the previous season (Source BBC Football online)

-Jonathan Johansson has been named as the new Greenock Morton Manager. (Source BBC Football online)
Friday, September 7, 2018:

-Oran Kearney has been named as St Mirren Manager. (Source BBC Football online)

Saturday, September 8, 2018:
-

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

-

Monday, September 10, 2018:
-
VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, September 4, 2018:
-

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:
-Benfica have labeled the recent corruption charges against them as ‘groundless’. (Source Reuters UK online)

Thursday, September 6, 2018:

-Gedson and Sergio Oliveira made their International debuts for Portugal in their friendly vs. Croatia (1-1). Pepe made his 100th appearnce for Portugal in this match and also managed to score. (Source A Bola online)

Friday, September 7, 2018:

-

Saturday, September 8, 2018:
-

Sunday, September 9, 2018:

-Frederico Varandas was elected as the President of Sporting CP. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro has been ruled out of their upcoming match vs. Italy due to injury. (Source Football Italia online)

-Sinisa Mihajlovic is to sue Sporting CP for £11 Million for wrongful dismissal after he sacked shortly after his appointment. (Source Football Italia online)

Monday, September 10, 2018:
-


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
September 6, 2018
Jovane Cabral
Striker
Sporting CP
2023
A Bola


IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018:
-

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

-Belgium’s Simon Mignolet, Marouane Fellaini and Christian Benteke hve withdrawn from International duty due to injuries. (Source Maisfutebol online)

-Goalkeeper Davy Roef (Waasland-Beveren) has been called up to the National Team. (Source Jupiter League App online)
Thursday, September 6, 2018:

-

Friday, September 7, 2018:
-
Saturday, September 8, 2018:

-Anderlecht’s Ognjen Vranjes has been sentenced to eight months suspended prison sentence for inciting violence in social media. (Source L’Equipe online)

Sunday, September 9, 2018:
-Gent’s Georgian striker Giorgi Kvilitaia has been injured on International duty and will miss months of action. (Source Walfoot.be online)

Monday, September 10, 2018:

-Dries Mertens dislocated his shoulder when he tried to kick a free kick in the match vs. Scotland. (Source Calaciomercato online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
 September 4, 2018
Kobe Kools
-
Anderlecht
Molenbeek
Loan
Walfoot.be
 September 8, 2018
Sergio Gakpe (Togo)
-
Nancy
Cercle Brugge
Purchase
Walfoot.be


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
September 4, 2018
Wesley
Striker
Club Brugge
2023
Footnews.be



Diary (extra):

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:

-Austria Manager Franco Foda has named his squad for the upcoming Matches against Sweden and Bosnia. (Source Spox.com online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Lindner (Grasshoppers Zurich / SUI, 19 caps), Cican Stankovic (Salzburg, 0), Richard Strebinger (Rapid Wien, 0)
Defenders: Aleksandar Dragovic (Bayer Leverkusen / GER, 65/1), Martin Hinteregger (FC Augsburg / GER, 31/3), Stefan Lainer (Salzburg, 7/0), Sebastian Prödl (Watford / ENG, 69/4), Andreas Ulmer (Salzburg, 5/0), Kevin Wimmer (Hannover 96 / GER, 8/0)
Midfielders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich / GER, 63 caps / 12 goals), Florian Grillitsch (1899 Hoffenheim / GER, 11/1), Stefan Hierländer (Sturm Graz, 2/0), Stefan Ilsanker (RB Leipzig / GER, 29/0 ), Florian Kainz (Werder Bremen / GER, 10/0), Valentino Lazaro (Hertha BSC Berlin / GER, 13/0), Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig / GER, 29/5), Louis Schaub (1st FC Cologne / GER, 9/5), Xaver Schlager (Salzburg, 4/0), Alessandro Schöpf (Schalke 04 / GER, 18/4), Peter Zulj (Sturm Graz, 4/0)
Strikers: Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United / ENG, 72/19), Guido Burgstaller (Schalke 04 / GER, 19/1), Michael Gregoritsch (FC Augsburg / GER, 7/1)
Stand-by: Jörg Siebenhandl (Sturm Graz, 2) - Moritz Bauer (Stoke City / ENG2, 6/0), Kevin Danso (FC Augsburg / GER, 6/0), Georg Margreitter (1st FC Nuremberg / GER2, 0), Stefan Posch (1899 Hoffenheim / GER, 0), Marvin Potzmann (Rapid Vienna, 0), Gernot Trauner (LASK, 0), Maximilian Wöber (Ajax Amsterdam / NED, 3/0) - Konrad Laimer (RB Leipzig / GER, 0), Thomas Murg (Rapid Wien, 0), Thorsten Röcher (FC Ingolstadt / GER2, 0), Stefan Schwab (Rapid Vienna, 1/0), Hannes Wolf (Salzburg, 0) - Deni Alar (Rapid Vienna, 2/0), Marc Janko (FC Lugano / SUI, 66/28), Andreas Weimann (Bristol City / ENG2, 14/0)
- Slovenian Manager Srecko Katanec has been named as the National Team Manager of Iraq. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Nigeria’s Ola Aina (Torino) has withdrawn from International duty after an injury. (Source Football Italia Online)

-Goalkeeper Roman Burki (Dortmund) has withdrawn from the Swiss National Team after an injury. (Source Sport Bild Online)

-Andreas Pereira revealed that his Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku had tried to convince him to represent Belgium, but he chose Brazil as he feels at home there. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Jose Pekerman has left his post as Colombia National Team Manager after six years.  (Source Sky Sports online)

-Republic of Ireland’s James McClean (Stoke) has withdrawn from International duty after a wrist injury. (Source Sky Sports Online)

-Denmark will select a group of mainly Futsal players for their upcoming matches against Slovakia and Wales as the senior players refused to sign a new agreemnt with the Federation over commercial rights. John Jensen will manage this squad. (Source eurosport online)
Squad:
Morten Bank (Avarta), Christoffer Haagh (Jaegersborg futsal), Christian Bannis (TPI), Mads Priisholm Bertelsen (TPI), Christian Bommelund Christensen (Jaegersborg futsal), Victor Hansen (Frederikssund), Nicolai Johansen (Vanlose), Daniel Nielsen (Vanlose), Kasper Skraep (TPI), Anders Hunsballe (Greve), Oskar Hojbye (Vanlose), Rasmus Gaudin (Vanlose), Adam Fogt (Kastrup), Christopher Jakobsen (Hillerod), Rasmus Johanson (HIK), Kevin Jorgensen (Jaegersborg futsal), Kasper Kempel (Skovshoved), Simon Vollesen (Birkerod), Anders Fonss (TPI), Troels Cillius Nielsen (Birkerod), Christian Offenberg (Avarta), Daniel Holm Sorensen (Skovshoved), Louis Veis (Jaegersborg futsal).

-Brunei Manager Kwon Oh-son’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Wardun Yussof - DPMM - 36 år (23 matches)
Tarmizi Johari - MS ABDB - 34 år (2 matches)
Haimie Anak Nyaring - DPMM - 20 år (1 kamp)
Defenders:
Arif Ali Rahman - Jerudong - 29 år (0 caps)
Najib Tarif - DPMM - 30 år (17 matches)
Fakharrazi Hassan - DPMM - 29 år (13 matches/2 mål)
Khairil Shahme Suhaimi - Indera - 25 år (4 matches)
Helmi Zambin - DPMM - 31 år (14 matches/1 mål)
Afi Aminuddin - Kota Ranger - 26 år (11 matches)
Reduan Petara - DPMM - 30 år (6 matches)
Abdul Mu'iz Sisa - DPMM - 27 år (5 matches/1 mål)
Yura Indera Putera Yunos - DPMM - 22 år (5 matches)
Midfielders:
Azwan Ali Rahman - DPMM - 26 år (12 matches/4 mål)
Zulkhairy Razali - Indera - 22 år (2 matches)
Shafie Effendy - DPMM - 23 år (5 matches/1 mål)
Aminuddin Zakwan Tahir - Indera - 23 år (6 matches/1 mål)
Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman - Indera - 29 år (5 matches)
Nurikhwan Othman - DPMM - 25 år (5 matches)
Strikers:
Shahrazen Said - DPMM - 32 år (21 matches/8 mål)
Adi Said - DPMM - 27 år (18 matches/7 mål)
Razimie Ramlli - MS ABDB - 28 år (2 matches/1 mål)
Faiq Jefri Bolkiah - Leicester (England) - 20 år (5 matches/1 mål)


-Iraq Manager Srecko Katanec’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Mohammed Gassid - Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya - 31 år (68 matches)
Mohammed Hameed - Al-Shorta - 25 år (22 matches)
Jalal Hassan - Al-Zawraa - 27 år (39 matches)
Defenders:
Mustafa Mohammed - Al-Zawraa - 20 år (4 matches)
Rebin Sulaka - Al-Khor (Qatar) - 26 år (12 matches)
Ahmed Ibrahim - Al-Arabi (Qatar) - 26 år (76 matches/2 mål)
Alaa Mhawi - Al-Shorta - 22 år (17 matches)
Hussam Kadhim - Al-Shorta - 30 år (21 matches)
Ali Faez - Al-Kharitiyat (Qatar) - 23 år (18 matches/2 mål)
Ali Adnan - Atalanta (Italy) - 24 år (56 matches/3 mål)
Mustafa Nadhim - Al-Shorta - 24 år (26 matches/4 mål)
Midfielders:
Saad Abdul-Amir - Al-Shorta - 26 år (77 matches/4 mål)
Brwa Nouri - Bali United (Indonesia) - 31 år (7 matches/1 mål)
Hussein Ali - Qatar SC (Qatar) - 21 år (13 matches/1 mål)
Ahmed Yasin - Al-Khor (Qatar) - 27 år (55 matches/6 mål)
Humam Tariq - Esteghlal (Iran) - 22 år (46 matches/1 mål)
Mahdi Kamel - Al-Shorta - 23 år (41 matches/3 mål)
Yaser Kasim - Northampton (England) - 27 år (19 matches/3 mål)
Bashar Resan - Persepolis (Iran) - 21 år (15 matches)
Amjad Attwan - Al-Shorta - 21 år (24 matches)
Strikers:
Mohanad Ali - Al-Shorta - 18 år (5 matches/3 mål)
Ayman Hussein - Al-Naft - 22 år (21 matches/1 mål)
Mazin Fayyadh - Al-Naft - 21 år (8 matches/1 mål)

-Cyprus Manager Ran Ben Shimon’s squad for upcoming matches against Norway and Slovenia. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Antonis Georgallides - Olympiakos Nicosia - 36 år (66 matches)
Constantinos Panagi - Omonia Nicosia - 23 år (11 matches)
Urka Pardo - Alki Oroklini - 35 år (3 matches)
Defenders:
Giorgos Merkis - APOEL Nicosia - 34 år (41 matches/1 mål)
Jason Demetriou - Southend (England) - 30 år (45 matches/1 mål)
Giorgos Vasiliou - Apollon Limassol - 34 år (9 matches)
Constantinos Laifis - Standard Liège (Belgium) - 25 år (20 matches/2 mål)
Valentinos Sielis - Gangwon (South-Korea) - 28 år (14 matches/1 mål)
Ioannis Kousoulos - Omonia Nicosia - 22 år (2 matches)
Nicholas Ioannou - APOEL Nicosia - 22 år (2 matches)
Charis Kyriakou - AEL Limassol - 28 år (8 matches)
Midfielders:
Fotios Papoulis - Apollon Limassol - 33 år (0 caps)
Georgios Efrem - APOEL Nicosia - 29 år (37 matches/3 mål)
Andreas Avraam - AEL Limassol - 31 år (36 matches/5 mål)
Kostakis Artymatas - APOEL Nicosia - 25 år (24 matches)
Chambos Kyriakou - Apollon Limassol - 23 år (15 matches)
Vasilios Papafotis - Doxa Katokopias - 23 år (1 kamp)
Gerasimos Fylaktou - Ermis Aradippou - 27 år (3 matches)
Renato Margaca - Nea Salamina - 33 år (11 matches)
Grigoris Kastanos - Juventus (Italy) - 20 år (14 matches)
Giorgos Economides - Anorthosis Famagusta - 28 år (12 matches)
Strikers:
Nestoras Mitidis - AEL Limassol - 27 år (31 matches/5 mål)
Pieros Sotiriou - FC København (Denmark) - 25 år (28 matches/5 mål)
Onisiforos Roushias - AEK Larnaka - 26 år (5 matches)

-Burundi Manager Olivier Niyungeko’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Arakaza MacArthur - Flambeau de l'Est - 23 år (3 matches)
Yvan Rugumandiye - Atlético Olympic - 26 år (0 caps)
Omar Biha - Vital'O FC - ukjent alder (1 kamp)
Defenders:
Fataki Imani - Géants Athois (Belgium) - 25 år (0 caps)
Yussuf Ndikumana - Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic - 25 år (4 matches/1 mål)
Rashid Léon Harerimana - Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic - 24 år (4 matches)
Frederic Nsabiyumva - Chippa United (South-Africa) - 23 år (19 matches)
Omar Ngando - Kigali (Rwanda) - 21 år (0 caps)
Issa Hakizimana - Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic - 24 år (3 matches)
Midfielders:
Christophe Nduwarugira - Uniao da Madeira (Portugal) - 24 år (3 matches/1 mål)
Olivier Bayuzere - Bujumbura City - 22 år (0 caps)
Trésor Ndikumana - Lydia Ludic Burundi Académic - 20 år (2 matches/2 mål)
FuadiNdayisenga - Sofapaka (Kenya) - 28 år (4 matches)
Didier Kavumbagu - Azam FC (Tanzania) - 30 år (9 matches/2 mål)
Gaël Bigirimana - Motherwell (Scotland) - 24 år (1 kamp)
Shashiri Nahimana - Rayon Sport (Rwanda) - 25 år (1 kamp)
Pierre Kwizera - Rayon Sport - 27 år (4 matches)
Strikers:
Fiston Abdul Razak - JS Kabylie (Algeria) - 25 år (32 matches/12 mål)
Saido Berahino - Stoke (England) - 25 år (0 caps)
Cedric Amissi - Al-Tawoun (Saudi Arabia) - 28 år (33 matches/8 mål)
Selemani Ndikumana - Al-Mesaimeer (Qatar) - 31 år (47 matches/13 mål)
Bienvenue Shaka - Club Africain (Tunisia) - 18 år (0 caps)

-Lithuania Manager Edgaras Jankauskas’ squad for upcoming matches against Serbia and Montenegro. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Dziugas Bartkus - Zalgiris Vilnius - 28 år (2 matches)
Emilijus Zubas - Bnei Yehuda (Israel) - 28 år (12 matches)
Ernestas Setkus - Hapoel Haifa (Israel) - 33 år (20 matches)
Defenders:
Vaidas Slavickas - Süduva Marijampolé - 32 år (16 matches)
Valdemar Borovskij - Trakai - 34 år (25 matches)
Linas Klimavicius - Zalgiris Vilnius - 29 år (16 matches)
Algis Jankauskas - Süduva Marijampolé - 35 år (8 matches)
Justinas Janusevskij - Trakai - 24 år (1 kamp)
Egidijus Vaitkünas - FC Minsk (Belarus) - 30 år (39 matches)
Rolandas Baravykas - Zalgiris Vilnius - 23 år (9 matches)
Artüras Zulpa - Tobol (Kazakhstan) - 28 år (28 matches)
Midfielders:
Povilas Leimonas - Süduva Marijampolé - 30 år (4 matches)
Donatas Kazlauskas - Trakai - 24 år (6 matches)
Modestas Vorobjovas - Trakai - 22 år (5 matches)
Vykintas Slivka - Hibernian (Scotland) - 23 år (27 matches/2 mål)
Justas Lasickas - Zemun (Serbia) - 20 år (5 matches)
Mantas Kuklys - Zhetysu (Kazakhstan) - 31 år (29 matches)
Ovidijus Verbickas - Süduva Marijampolé - 25 år (10 matches/1 mål)
Arvydas Novikovas - Jagiellonia Bialystok (Poland) - 27 år (46 matches/5 mål)
Danijel Romanovskij - Zemun (Serbia) - 22 år (2 matches)
Simonas Paulius - Zalgiris Vilnius - 27 år (10 matches)
Strikers:
Fiodor Cernych - Dynamo Moskva (Russia) - 27 år (42 matches/8 mål)
Darvydas Sernas - Hapoel Kfar Saba (Israel) - 34 år (42 matches/5 mål)


-Syria Manager Bernd Stange’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Ibrahim Alma - Foolad (Iran) - 26 år (37 matches)
Ahmad Madania - Al-Jaish - 28 år (5 matches)
Shaher Al Shaker - Al-Jaish - 25 år (0 caps)
Defenders:
Nadim Sabagh - Tishreen - 33 år (37 matches/4 mål)
Gabriel Somi - New England Revolution (USA) - 27 år (0 caps)
Jehad Al Baour - Al-Riffa (Bahrain) - 31 år (15 matches)
Abdul Malek Anizan - Al-Jaish - 29 år (0 caps)
Hussein Jwayed - Al-Zawra'a (Iraq) - 25 år (14 matches)
Omar Midani - Pyramids (Egypt) - 24 år (26 matches/1 mål)
Amro Jenyat - Al-Shabab (Oman) - 25 år (15 matches/1 mål)
Midfielders:
Mahmoud Al Mawas - Umm Salal (Qatar) - 25 år (50 matches/8 mål)
Aias Aosman - Dynamo Dresden (Germany) - 23 år (0 caps)
Hamid Mido - Al-Kuwait (Kuwait) - 25 år (22 matches)
Osama Omari - Qatar SC (Qatar) - 26 år (23 matches/5 mål)
Mohammed Osman - Heracles Almelo (Netherlands) - 24 år (0 caps)
Thaer Krouma - Al-Suwaiq (Oman) - 28 år (5 matches)
Tamer Haj Mohamad - Ohod (Saudi Arabia) - 28 år (20 matches/1 mål)
Israa Hamwiah - Al-Qadsia (Kuwait) - 27 år (2 matches)
Ahmad Ashkar - Al-Jaish - 22 år (5 matches)
Fahd Youssef - Al-Sailiya (Qatar) - 31 år (17 matches)
Youssef Kalfa - Al-Hazem (Saudi Arabia) - 25 år (13 matches)
Strikers:
Mardik Mardikian - Al-Jazeera (Jordan) - 26 år (20 matches/3 mål)
Omar Al Soma - Al-Ahli (Saudi Arabia) - 29 år (12 matches/4 mål)

-Bhutan Manager Trevor Morgan ’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Ngawang Jamphel - Thimphu City - 25 år (1 kamp)
Tshering Dendup - Paro United - 24 år (4 matches)
Kinzang Gyeltshen - Thimphu FC - 25 år (1 kamp)
Defenders:
Tshering Samdup - Transport United - 20 år (0 caps)
Rinchen Dorji - Transpor United - 24 år (0 caps)
Choki Wangchuk - Transport United - 20 år (5 matches)
Mipham Jigme - Thimphu City - 19 år (0 caps)
Phuntsho Jigme - Thimphu FC - 20 år (0 caps)
Tenzin Dorji - Transport United - 21 år (6 matches)
Midfielders:
Kencho Tobgay - Transport United - 26 år (3 matches)
Karma Shedrup Tshering - Thimphu City - 28 år (28 matches/1 mål)
Galey Zangpo - Druk Star - 24 år (0 caps)
Chimi Dorji - Thimphu City - 24 år (12 matches)
Tshering Dorji - Thimphu City - 22 år (25 matches/4 mål)
Nima Wangdi - Thimphu City - 19 år (10 matches)
Strikers:
Chencho Gyeltshen - Bengaluru FC (India) - 22 år (30 matches/10 mål)
Kuenga Rabgay - Druk Star - 20 år (0 caps)
Phurba Wangchuk - Tensung - 22 år (0 caps)
Kabi Raj Rai - Paro United - 21 år (0 caps)
Tsenda Dorji - Thimphu FC - 23 år (0 caps)

-Phillipines Manager Scott Cooper’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Neil Etheridge - Cardiff (England) - 28 år (58 matches)
Nathanael Villanueva - Kaya FC-Iloilo - 22 år (0 caps)
Patrick Deyto - Davao Aguilas - 28 år (16 matches)
Louie Casas - Global Cebu - 32 år (1 kamp)
Defenders:
Amani Aguinaldo - Ceres-Negros - 23 år (31 matches)
Junior Munoz - Ceres-Negros - 31 år (11 matches)
Álvaro Silva - Kedah (Malaysia) - 34 år (3 matches)
Daisuke Sato - Sepsi (Romania) - 23 år (34 matches/3 mål)
Stephen Palla - Buriram United (Thailand) - 29 år (8 matches)
Carli de Murga - Ceres-Negros - 29 år (31 matches/3 mål)
Midfielders:
Hikaru Minegishi - Pattaya United (Thailand) - 27 år (9 matches/1 mål)
Fitch Arboleda - Stallion Laguna - 25 år (6 matches)
Manuel Ott - Ceres-Negros - 26 år (41 matches/4 mål)
Dylan de Bruycker - Davao Aguilas - 20 år (2 matches)
Amin Nazari - IFK Mariehamn (Finland) - 25 år (0 caps)
Curt Dizon - Ceres-Negros - 24 år (7 matches/1 mål)
Paul Mulders - Global Cebu - 37 år (40 matches/2 mål)
Patrick Reichelt - Ceres-Negros - 30 år (43 matches/7 mål)
Luke Woodland - Suphanburi (Thailand) - 23 år (11 matches)
Stephan Schröck - Ceres-Negros - 32 år (24 matches/4 mål)
John-Patrick Strauss - Erzebirge Aue (Germany) - 22 år (0 caps)
Strikers:
Phil Younghusband - Davao Aguilas - 31 år (96 matches/50 mål)
Jovin Bedic - Kaya FC-Iloilo - 28 år (2 matches)
Mike Ott - Ceres-Negros - 23 år (13 matches/2 mål)
Ángel Guirado - Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia) - 33 år (32 matches/9 mål)


-Cambodia Manager Keisuke Honda’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Sou Yaty - Nagaworld - 26 år (36 matches)
Um Vichet - National Defense Ministry - 24 år (2 matches)
Keo Soksela - Visakha - 21 år (0 caps)
Defenders:
Soeuy Visal - Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng - 23 år (42 matches/2 mål)
Nen Sothearoth - Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng - 22 år (13 matches)
Hong Pheng - Boeung Ket - 28 år (17 matches/1 mål)
Ouk Sovann - Phnom Penh Crown - 20 år (1 kamp)
Sath Rosib - Beoung Ket - 21 år (2 matches)
Sor Piseth - National Defense Ministry - 26 år (4 matches)
Ly Vahed - Boeung Ket - 19 år (1 kamp)
Cheng Meng - Nagaworld - 20 år (4 matches)
Midfielders:
Sos Suhana - Nagaworld - 26 år (42 matches/2 mål)
Sin Kakada - Phnom Penh Crown - 18 år (1 kamp)
Brak Thiva - Phnom Penh Crown - 19 år (3 matches)
Tith Dina - Visakha - 25 år (29 matches/2 mål)
Chhin Chhoeun - National Defense Ministry - 25 år (50 matches/4 mål)
In Sodavid - Phnom Penh Crown - 20 år (6 matches)
Kouch Sokumpheak - Nagaworld - 31 år (45 matches/6 mål)
Thierry Chantha Bin - Terengganu (Malaysia) - 27 år (28 matches/3 mål)
Strikers:
Prak Mony Udom - Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng - 24 år (49 matches/9 mål)
Keo Sokpheng - Visakha - 26 år (34 matches/8 mål)
Reung Bunheing - National Defense Ministry - 25 år (0 caps)
Chey Chetra - National Police Commissary - 20 år (0 caps)



Wednesday, September 5, 2018:

-Former Spanish defender Michel Salgado has been named as the National Team Manager of Egypt. (Source L’Equipe Online)

- Former French defender Jean-Alain Boumsong has joined the technical staff of Cameroon. (Source L’Equipe Online)

- David Beckham has revealed his new Miami MLS club, the team will be called  Club Internacional de Futbol Miami, or Inter Miami. (Source Reuters UK Online)

-Argentina’s Lautaro Martinez (Inter) has withdrawn from International duty after an injury. (Source Football Italia Online)

-Sweden’s Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) has withdrawn from International duty after an injury. (Source Sport Bild Online)

-Chile’s Nicolas Castillo (Benfica) has asked the Chilean Federation not to call him up as he is on the road to recovery from injury. (Source A Bola online)

-Republic of Ireland’s Conor Hourihane and Graham Burke have defended Assistant Manager Roy Keane (assumed reposnible for Arter withdrawal) for improving their game. (Source The42.ie online)

-Denmark Manager John Jensen praised his ’24 heroes’ in their match vs, Slovakia and called it the ‘best defeat’ of his career. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Denmark’s Pine Sisto was unaware of the strike and had traveled for Denmark’s match. He had not checked his messages and was surprised to find himself all on his own. (Source Sport Bible online)

-Andorra Manager Koldo Alvarez’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Josep Gómes - Villaverde San Andrés (Spain) - 32 år (47 matches)
Ferran Pol - FC Andorra - 35 år (26 matches)
Defenders:
Max Llovera - Horta (Spain) - 21 år (20 matches)
Moisés San Nicolás - FC Santa Coloma - 24 år (32 matches)
Joan Cervós - FC Andorra - 20 år (1 kamp)
Txus Rubio - FC Andorra - 23 år (13 matches)
Marc García - Granollers (Spain) - 30 år (40 matches)
Marc Rebés - FC Santa Coloma - 24 år (16 matches/2 mål)
Jordi Rubio - UE Santa Coloma - 30 år (40 matches)
Ildefons Lima - FC Santa Coloma - 38 år (113 matches/11 mål)
Emili García - FC Andorra - 29 år (41 matches/1 mål)
Midfielders:
Jordi Aláez - FC Andorra - 20 år (13 matches)
Marc Vales - Sandefjord (Norway) - 28 år (50 matches)
Márcio Vieira - Atlético Monzón (Spain) - 33 år (81 matches)
Cristian Martínez - FC Andorra - 29 år (47 matches/2 mål)
Víctor Rodríguez - FC Santa Coloma - 30 år (18 matches)
Sergio Moreno - Inter d'Escaldes - 30 år (61 matches)
Strikers:
Sebas Gómez - Engordany - 34 år (30 matches)
Ludovic Clemente - FC Andorra - 32 år (26 matches)
Luigi San Nicolás - Engordany - 26 år (1 kamp)


-Bangladesh Manager Jaime Day’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Goalkeepers:
Ashraful Islam Rana - Sheikh Russell - 30 år (9 matches)
Anisur Rahman Zico - Saif Sporting Club - 21 år (0 caps)
Shahidul Yousuf Sohel - Dhaka Abahani - 27 år (19 matches)
Defenders:
Nasiruddin Chowdhury - Dhaka Abahani - 32 år (33 matches/1 mål)
Tutul Hossain Badsha - Dhaka Abahani - 19 år (3 matches)
Sushanto Tripura - Chittagong Abahani - 19 år (0 caps)
Topu Barman - Dhaka Abahani - 23 år (22 matches/2 mål)
Waly Faisal - Dhaka Abahani - 33 år (39 matches)
Bishwanath Ghosh - Sheikh Russell - 19 år (1 kamp)
Midfielders:
Mamunul Islam - Dhaka Abahani - 29 år (52 matches/3 mål)
Masuk Mia Jony - Bashundhara Kings - 20 år (5 matches)
Jamal Bhuyan - Saif Sporting Club - 28 år (29 matches)
Atiqur Rahman Fahad - Dhaka Abahani - 22 år (3 matches)
Emon Mahmud Babu - Bashundhara Kings - 27 år (10 matches)
Sohel Rana - Dhaka Abahani - 23 år (25 matches)
Faisal Mahmud - Dhaka Mohammedan - 35 år (9 matches)
Strikers:
Saad Uddin - Dhaka Abahani - 20 år (1 kamp)
Mahbubur Rahman Sufil - Bashundhara Kings - 18 år (2 matches/2 mål)
Shakhawat Hossain Rony - Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club - 26 år (17 matches/7 mål)
Biplu Ahmed - Sheikh Russell - 19 år (2 matches)

Thursday, September 6, 2018:
-Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has pledged his international future to Northern Ireland. (Source BBC Football online)

-The Japan and Chile match set for tomorrow has been cancelled after an earthquake struck Hokkaido. (Source Sky Sports online)

- Denmark players and the Federation have reached a Temporary agreement (until September 30th) over the image rights. (Source L’Equipe online)

-The Kazakhstan-Georgia match became the first ever Nations League match. Giorgi Chakvetdze scored the first ever goal if the new Tournament . (Source RTBF.be online)

-Gabon Manager José Antonio Camacho’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Didier Ovono - Paris FC (France) - 35 år (103 matches)
Yves Bitséki Moto - Mounana - 35 år (26 matches/1 mål)
Donald Nzé - US Bitam - 26 år (1 kamp)
Defenders:
Ulysse Ndong - Al-Khor (Qatar) - 25 år (6 matches)
Aaron Appindangoyé - Ümraniyespor (Turkey) - 26 år (46 matches/1 mål)
Bruno Ecuele Manga - Cardiff (England) - 30 år (72 matches/8 mål)
Yrondu Musavu-King - Udinese (Italy) - 25 år (8 matches)
Lloyd Palun - Cercle Brugge (Belgium) - 29 år (48 matches)
Franck Obambou - Al-Ittihad (Libya) - 31 år (9 matches/1 mål)
Johann Obiang - Troyes (France) - 25 år (25 matches)
Midfielders:
Denis Bouanga - Nimes (France) - 23 år (8 matches/2 mål)
André Biyogo Poko - Göztepe (Turkey) - 25 år (52 matches/1 mål)
Junior Assoumou - Pau (France) - 22 år (9 matches)
Lévy Madinda - Asteras Tripolis (Greece) - 25 år (47 matches/6 mål)
Guélor Kanga - Sparta Praha (Czech Reoublic) - 27 år (36 matches/2 mål)
Mario Lemina - Southampton (England) - 24 år (11 matches/3 mål)
Clech Loufilou - Mangasport - 19 år (0 caps)
Serge-Junior Martinsson Ngouali - Hammarby (Sweden) - 26 år (4 matches)
Louis Ameka - Chamois Niortais (France) - 21 år (7 matches)
Strikers:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Arsenal (England) - 28 år (56 matches/23 mål)
Axel Méyé - Al-Qadsia (Kuwait) - 23 år (14 matches/1 mål)
Alain Miyogho - Mangasport - 17 år (0 caps)
Gaëtan Missi Mezu - Dunarea Calarasi (Romania) - 22 år (2 matches)


-El Salvador Manager Carlos de los Cobos’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Henry Hernandez - Chalatenango - 33 år (22 matches)
Kevin Carabantes - Municipal Limeno - 23 år (0 caps)
Defenders:
Ibsen Castro - FAS - 29 år (10 matches/1 mål)
Alexander Mendoza - Santa Tecla - 28 år (32 matches)
Bryan Tamacas - Santa Tecla - 23 år (17 matches)
Néstor Renderos - FAS - 29 år (29 matches)
Xavier García - FAS - 28 år (63 matches/1 mål)
Juan Barahona - Santa Tecla - 22 år (14 matches/1 mål)
Roberto Domínguez - Vancouver Whitecaps (USA) - 21 år (15 matches)
Midfielders:
Hertbert Sosa - Alianza - 28 år (19 matches/2 mål)
Fabricio Alfaro - Isidro Metapán - 27 år (0 caps)
Narciso Orellana - Alianza - 23 år (14 matches)
Gilberto Baires - Santa Tecla - 28 år (10 matches)
Andrés Flores - Portland Timbers (USA) - 28 år (58 matches)
Diego Coca - Águila - 24 år (0 caps)
Arturo Álvarez - Houston Dynamo (USA) - 33 år (44 matches/4 mål)
Denis Pineda - Santa Clara (Portugal) - 23 år (19 matches/3 mål)
Óscar Cerén - Alianza - 26 år (21 matches/1 mål)
Jaime Alas - Municipal (Guatemala) - 29 år (61 matches/6 mål)
Strikers:
José David Diaz - Águila - 26 år (1 kamp)
Dustin Corea - FAS - 26 år (17 matches/1 mål)
Joaquin Rivas - Tulsa Roughnecks (USA) - 26 år (0 caps)
Christopher Ramírez - Firpo - 28 år (0 caps)


-Indonesia Manager Luis Milla’s squad for upcoming matches. (Source Vgd.no online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Ridho Djazulie - Borneo FC - 27 år (0 caps)
Awan Setho - Bhayangkara - 21 år (1 kamp)
Andritany Ardhiyasa - Persija Jakarta - 26 år (9 matches)
Defenders:
Victor Igbonefo - Persib Bandung - 32 år (10 matches)
Rezaldi Hehanusa - Persija Jakarta - 22 år (4 matches/1 mål)
Gavin Kwan - Barito Putera - 22 år (5 matches/1 mål)
Putu Gede - Bhayangkara - 23 år (5 matches)
Henhen Herdiana - Persib Bandung - 22 år (0 caps)
Hansamu Yama - Barito Putera - 23 år (9 matches/3 mål)
Fachrudin Aryanto - Madura United - 29 år (28 matches/2 mål)
Midfielders:
Muhammad Hargianto - Bhayangkara - 22 år (7 matches)
Evan Dimas - Selangor (Malaysia) - 23 år (15 matches/1 mål)
Stefano Lilipaly - Bali United - 28 år (12 matches/2 mål)
Septian David - Mitra Kukar - 22 år (8 matches/2 mål)
Adam Alis - Sriwijaya - 24 år (2 matches)
Osvaldo Haay - Persebaya Surabaya - 20 år (5 matches/1 måL)
Riko Simanjuntak - Persija Jakarta - 26 år (0 caps)
Bayu Pradana - Mitra Kukar - 27 år (16 matches)
Febri Haryadi - Persib Bandung - 22 år (9 matches)
Andik Vermansyah - Kedah (Malaysia) - 26 år (20 matches/2 mål)
Strikers:
Alberto Goncalves Da Costa - Sriwijaya - 37 år (11 matches)
Ilham Armaiyn - Selangor (Malaysia) - 22 år (5 matches/1 mål)


Friday, September 7, 2018:

-Diego Maradona has been named as the new Manager of Mexican Second Division side Dorados de Sinaloa. (Source BBC Football online)

-Tite has named Neymar a sthe permanent Captain of Brazil, thereby ending the rotating of the captaincy. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Croatia Manager Zlatko Dalic has expressed regret for calling Cristiano Ronaldo ‘egoist’ in the previous week. (Source Walfoot.be online)

-Paulo Dybala has withdrawn from the Argentina squad due to personal problems. (Source Calciomercato online)

-Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero believes that the number 10 jersey of Lionel Mesi should not go un0used whiel he is away as it has always been used. (Source ESPN online)

-During the USA-Brazil match, after a foul was called for Neymar, USA’s Yedlin was heard asking the referee, “did you watch the World Cup?” implying Neymar had dived. (Source Fox Soccer online)


Saturday, September 8, 2018:

-Former USA International Jermaine Jones has announced his retirement from playing. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Brazil Manager Tite stated that he is still haunted by the loss va. Belgium in the World Cup. (Source Walfoot.be online)

-Iceland’s (0-6) loss vs. Switzerland was their worst defeat since losing to Denmark by the same score in 2001. (Source AS.com online)

-Dutch Manager Guss Hiddink has confirmed that he is managing China’s U-21 side. (Source Kicker.de online)


Sunday, September 9, 2018:
- Ryan Giggs has named Gareth Bale captain for today’s match vs. Denmark as Ashley Williams was rested. (Source BBC Football online)

-Striker Ryan Curtis (Portsmouth) has been added to the Republic of Ireland squad, after Jonathan Walters (Ipswich) returned to his club on Friday . (Source BBC Football online)

-Denmark striker Nicolas Bendtner has been arrested for breaking the jaw of a taxi driver in Copenhagen. (Source Sport Bild online)

-Diego Maradona sent a viral message to Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart) who played in the match vs. Guatemala. Ascacibar has a tattoo of Maradona on his leg from the 1986 match vs. England about to score his memorable goal. Maradona thanked him for the tattoo. (Source Kicker.de online)

-Japanese Television is preparing a documentary about the last minute loss suffered by Japan during the World Cup against Belgium. Nacer Chadli, Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Meunier and Thibaut Courtois were interviewed while in Scotland for their friendly match. (Source Walfoot.be online)

Monday, September 10, 2018:

-A stampede before the kick off in an African Nations qualifier between Madagascar and Senegal, led to the death of one person and 40 injuries . (Source Reuters UK online)

-Seamus Coleman has been ruled out Republic of Ireland squad after an injury.  (Source the42.ie online)

-A voice message surfaced on social media about Roy Keane’s altercations with Jon Walters and Harry Arter late last season before the friendly vs. France.  Republic of Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill defended Roy Keane and said hadnever let him down and he will take responsibility because it is his job. (Source the42.ie online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
 September 4, 2018
Milan Corryn
-
Anderlecht
Trencin
Purchase
Walfoot.be
September 6, 2018
Cristian Ponde
-
Sporting CP
Karpaty Lviv
Purchase
Maisfutebol
September 6, 2018
Nuno Reis
-
Setubal
Levski Sofia
Purchase
Maisfutebol
September 7, 2018
Ofir Davidzada (Israel)
Defender
Gent
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Purchase
Walfoot.be









Friendly matches:

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:
Slovakia 3-Denmark 0 (Adam Nemec 11, Albert Rusnák 37, Adam Fogt (own goal) 79)

Thursday, September 6, 2018:
Kyrgyzstan 1-Palestine 1
Uzbeikstan 1-Syria 1
Bahrain 1-Phillipines 1
Jordan 0-Lebanon 1
Trinidad and Tobago 2-United Arab Emirates 0
Austria 2-Sweden 0 (Filip Helander (own goal) 11, David Alaba 64)
Holland 2-Peru 1 (Memphis Depay 60, 83 / Pedro Aquino 13)
Portugal 1-Croatia 1 (Pepe 32 / Ivan Perisic 18)

Friday, September 7, 2018:

Chinese Taipei 2-Malyasia 0

South Korea 2-Costa Rica 0  (Jae-Sung Lee 35, Tae-Hee Nam 78)
Singapore 1-Mauritius 1
Qatar 1-China 0 (Almoez Ali 25)
Scotland 0-Belgium 4 (Romelu Lukau 28, Eden Hazard 46, Michy Batshuayi 52, 60)
Colombia 2-Venezuela 1 (Radamel Falcao 55, Yimmi Chara 90 / Darwin Machis 4)
Ecuador 2-Jamaica 0 (Enner Valencia 17 pen, Renato Ibarra 50)
USA 0-Brazil 2 (Roberto Firmino 11, Neymar 44 prn)
Mexico 1-Uruguay 4 (Raul Jimenez 25 pen / Jose Gimenez 22, Luis Suarez 32, 41 pen, Maximiliano Pereira 59)
Argentina 3-Guatemala 0 (Gonzalo Martinez 27 pen, Giovani Lo Celso 35, Giovanni Simeone 44)

Sunday, September 9, 2018:
Germany 2-Peu 1 (Julian Brandt 25, Nico Schulz 85 / Luis Advincuka 22)

Monday, September 10, 2018:
Cambodia 1-Malaysia 3 (-)
Kyrgyzstan 2-Syria 1 (-)
Kuwait 2-Iraq 2 (-)
Bahrain 0-China 0 (-)
Russia 5-Czech Republic 1 (Aleksey Ionov 8, 29 pen, Anton Zabolotny 24, Aleksandr Yerokhin 78, Dmitry Poloz 83 / Tomas Soucek 74)
Saudi Arbai 2-Bolivia 2 (Yahya Al Shehri 7, Salem Al-Dawsari 12 pen / Jhasmany Campos 35, Marcelo Martins 82 pen)




UEFA Nations League:


UEFA Nations League-League A-Group 1:

Thursday, September 6, 2018:
Germnay 0-France 0 (-)

UEFA Nations League-League B-Group 1:

Thursday, September 6, 2018:
Czech Republic 1-Ukraine 2 (Patrik Schick 4 / Y. Konoplyanka 45, Oleksander Zinchenko 90)

UEFA Nations League-League B-Group 4:

Thursday, September 6, 2018:
Wales 4-Republic of Ireland 1 (Tom Lawrence 6, Gareth Bale 18, Aaron Ramsey 37, Connor Roberts 55 / Shaun Williams 66)


UEFA Nations League-League C-Group 3:

Thursday, September 6, 2018:
Norway 2-Cyprus 0 (Stefan Johansen 21, 42)
Slovenia 1-Bulgaria 2 (Miha Zajc 40 / Bozhidar Kraev 3, 59)


UEFA Nations League-League D-Group 1:

Thursday, September 6, 2018:
Kazakhstan 0-Georgia 2 (Georgi Chkvetadze 69, Sergiy Malyi (own goal) 74)
Latvia 0-Andorra 0 (-)

UEFA Nations League-League D-Group 4:

Thursday, September 6, 2018:
Armenia 2-Liechtenstein 1 (M.Pineiro Pizelli 30, Tigran Barseghyan 76 / Sandro Wolfinger 33)
Gibraltar 0-FYR Macedonia 2  (Ivan Trickovski 19, Ezgjan Alioski 35)





UEFA Nations League-League A-Group 3:

Friday, September 7, 2018:
Italy 1-Poland 1 (Jorginho 78 pen /  Piotr Zielinski 40)

UEFA Nations League-League B-Group 2:

Friday, September 7, 2018:
Turkey 1-Russia 2 (Serdar Aziz 41 / Denis Cherysehv 13, Artem Dzyuba 49)

UEFA Nations League-League C-Group 1:

Friday, September 7, 2018:
Albania 1-Israel 0 (Yaulant Xhaka 55)

UEFA Nations League-League C-Group 4:

Friday, September 7, 2018:
Lithuania 0-Serbia 1 (Dusan Tadic 38 pen)
Romania 0-Montenegro 0 (-)

UEFA Nations League-League D-Group 3:

Friday, September 7, 2018:
Azerbaijan 0-Kosovo 0 (-)
Faroe Islands 3-Malta 1 (J.S.Edmundson 31, rene Joensen 38, Hallur Hansson 51 / Michael Mifsud 42)


UEFA Nations League-League A-Group 2:

Saturday, September 8, 2018:
Switzerland 6-Iceland 0 (Steven Zuber 13, Denis Zakarai 23, Xherdan Shaqiri 53, Haris Seferovic 67, Albian Ajeti 71, Admir Mehmedi 82)


UEFA Nations League-League A-Group 4:

Saturday, September 8, 2018:
England 1-Spain 2 (Marcus Rashford 11 / Saul Niguez 13, Rodrigo 32)


UEFA Nations League-League B-Group 3:

Saturday, September 8, 2018:
Northern Ireland 1-Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 (Will Grigg 90 / Haris Duljevic 36, Elvis Saric 64)


UEFA Nations League-League C-Group 2:

Saturday, September 8, 2018:
Finland 1-Hungary 0 (Teemu Pukki 7)
Estonia 0-Greece 1 (K.Fortounis 14)

UEFA Nations League-League D-Group 2:

Saturday, September 8, 2018:
Belarus 5-San Marino 0 (Igor Stasevich 4, Stanislav Dragun 26, 87, Anton Saroka 67 pen, Yuri Kovalev 90)
Luxembourg 4-Moldova 0 (Kevin Malget 34, Olivier Thill 60, Danel Sinani 75, Christopher Martins 83)





UEFA Nations League-League A-Group 1:

Sunday, September 9, 2018:
France 2-Holland 1 (Kylian Mbappe 14, Olivier Giroud 75 / Ryan Babel 67)


UEFA Nations League-League B-Group 1:

Sunday, September 9, 2018:
Ukraine 1-Slovakia 0 (Andriy Yarmolenko 80 pen)


UEFA Nations League-League B-Group 4:

Sunday, September 9, 2018:
Denmark 2-Wales 0 (Christian Eriksen 32, 63 pen)


UEFA Nations League-League C-Group 3:

Sunday, September 9, 2018:
Bulgaria 1-Norway 0 (Radoslav Vasilev 58)
Cyprus 2-Slovenia 1 (Pieros Sotiriou 69, Petar Stojanovic (own goal) 89 / Robert Beric 54)

UEFA Nations League-League D-Group 1:

Sunday, September 9, 2018:
Georgia 1-Latvia 0 (Tornike Okriashvili 77 pen)


UEFA Nations League-League D-Group 4:

Sunday, September 9, 2018:
FYR Macedonia 2-Armenia 0 (Ezgjan Alioski 13 pen, Goran Pandev 59)
Liechtenstein 2-Gibraltar 0 (Dennis Salanovic 32, Sandro Wieser 72)





UEFA Nations League-League A-Group 3:

Monday, September 10, 2018:
Portugal 1-Italy 0 (Andre Silva 48)


UEFA Nations League-League B-Group 2:

Monday, September 10, 2018:
Sweden 2-Turkey 3 (Isaac Kiese Thelin 35, Viktor Claesson 49 / Hakan Calhanoglu 51, Emre Akbaba 88, 90)


UEFA Nations League-League C-Group 1:

Monday, September 10, 2018:
Scotland 2-Albania 0 (Berat Xhimshiti (own goal) 47, Steven Naismith 68)

UEFA Nations League-League C-Group 4:

Monday, September 10, 2018:
Montenegro 2-Lithuania 0 (Stefan Savic 34 pen, Marko Jankovic 35)
Serbia 2-Romania 2 (Aleksandar Mitrovic 26, 63 / Nicolae Stanciu 48 pen, M.George Tucudean 68)

UEFA Nations League-League D-Group 1:

Monday, September 10, 2018:
Andorra 1-Kazakhstan 1 (Jordi Alaez 86 / Yuri Logvinenko 68)

UEFA Nations League-League D-Group 3:

Monday, September 10, 2018:
Kosovo 2-Faroe Islands 0 (ArberZeneli 50, Atdhe Nuhiu 54)
Malta 1-Azerbaijan 1 (Andre Agius 10 pen / Tamkin Khlilzade 26)



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