Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-60 (Week of May 28-June 3, 2019)


Photo From: L'Equipe, June 2, 2019
(June 1, 2019, UCL, Liverpool 2-Tottenham 0)




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, May 28, 2019:

-Naby Keita (Liverpool) will miss the UCL Final due to injury. (Source Sky Sports online)

-England U-20 Manager Aidy Paul Simpsond named his squad for the Toulon Tournament next month. (Source BBC Football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers
Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), Nathan Trott (West Ham United)
Defenders
Jayden Bogle (Derby County), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Reece James (Chelsea), Marc Guehi (Chelsea), Max Lowe (Derby County), Tom Pearce (Leeds United), Steven Sessegnon (Fulham), Easah Suliman (Aston Villa)
Midfielders
Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Dwight McNeil (Burnley), Josh Sims (Southampton), Joe Willock (Arsenal)
Attackers
Kyle Edwards (West Bromwich Albion), Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers), George Hirst (OH Leuven), Danny Loader (Reading), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough)

-Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri left the Chelsea training in anger due to a continuous argument between Gonzalo Higuain and David Luiz.  (Source The Guardian online)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

-Andy Carroll, Samir Nasri and Adrian are set to leave West Ham. (Source vi.nl online)

-Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) was the top goalscorer of the Europa League with 11 goals. (Source RTBF.be  online)

-Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri dedicated the Europa League triumph to the Napoli fans.

Thursday, May 30, 2019:

-English-born Nico Yennaris became the first overseas-born player to be called up by China as he was selected by Marcello Lippi. (Source Reuters UK online)

Friday, May 31, 2019:

-Chelsea back-up goalkeeper Robert Green announced his retirement from the game. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Maurizio Sarri has informed Chelsea of his desire to leave the club. (Source Sky Sports online)

Saturday, June 1, 2019:

-Liverpool won the Champions League (their sixth overall) after defeating Tottenham (2-0) in Madrid.

-Andrea Pirlo criticized Divock Origi’s performance for Liverpool, saying that had he not scored he would have been faulted for his display. (Source Sport Bild online)

-Virgil Van Dijk was named as the MVP of the UCL Final. (Source Maisfutebol online)

Sunday, June 2, 2019:

-Gary Cahill (Chelsea) is set to leave the club. (Source RTBF.be online)

Monday, June 3, 2019:

-Maurizo Sarri was reportedly willing to stay another year at Chelsea if he was backed publicly but the Chelsea management felt it was better to part ways. (Source Mirror online)

-Stephan Lichtsteiner is set to leave Arsenal. (Source MaisFutebol online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
May 30, 2019 
Patrick Roberts
Winger
Manchester City
Norwich
Loan for Next Season
Sky Sports
May 31, 2019 
Roberto Jimenez
Goalkeeper
Espanyol
West Ham
Next Season
Football Espana
June 1, 2019 
Lamine Kone (Ivory Coast)
Defender
Sunderland
Strasbourg
Next Season
BBC Football
June 2, 2019 
Dillon Hoogewerf (16 years old)
Striker
Ajax
Manchester United
Next Season
vi.nl
June 3, 2019 
David Martin
Goalkeeper
Milwall
West Ham
Next Season
Sky Sports
June 3, 2019 
Ashley Cole
Deefender
Derby County
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Sky Sports

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
May 28, 2019
Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina)
Manager
Leeds
2020
vi.nl
May 28, 2019
Marco Stiepermann
-
Norwich
2022
Sky Sports
June 3, 2019
Artur Boruc 9Poland)
Goalkeeper
Bournemouth
2020
L’Equipe


II.  Italy
Diary:
Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
- Gennaro Gattuso announced that he is to leave his post as AC Milan Manager. Technical Director Leonardo is to leave the club as well. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Italy U-21 Manager Luigi Di Biagio named his Provisional squad for the U-21 Euros next month. (Source Football Italia online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Emil Audero (Sampdoria), Alex Meret (Napoli), Lorenzo Montipò (Benevento);
Defenders: Claud Adjapong (Sassuolo), Alessandro Bastoni (Parma), Kevin Bonifazi (Spal), Arturo Calabresi (Bologna), Davide Calabria (Milan), Fabio De Paoli (Chievo Verona), Federico Dimarco (Parma), Sebastiano Luperto (Napoli), Giuseppe Pezzella (Genoa), Filippo Romagna (Cagliari);
Midfielders: Francesco Cassata (Frosinone), Gaetano Castrovilli (Cremonese), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Rolando Mandragora (Udinese), Alessandro Murgia (Spal), Sandro Tonali (Brescia), Luca Valzania (Frosinone);
Forwards Federico Bonazzoli (Padova), Patrick Cutrone (Milan), Ferdinando Del Sole (Pescara), Gabriele Moncini (Cittadella), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Vittorio Parigini (Torino), Riccardo Sottil (Pescara)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

-After their appeal, Palermo is to remain in Serie B. (Source Walfoot.be online)

Thursday, May 30, 2019:

-Luciano Spaletti was dismissed as Inter Manager. (Source BBC Football online)

Friday, May 31, 2019:

- Antonio Conte was appointed as Inter Manager. (Source BBC Football online)

-AS Roma have denied a report in La Repubblica claiming that Daniele De Rossi had wanted Francesco Totti out of the club. (Source Football Italia online)

-Andrea Bertolacci is set to leave AC Milan. (Source Kicker.de online)

-In an open letter, Roma President James Pallotta apologized to the fans for the poor season. (Source Corrier dello Sport online)

Saturday, June 1, 2019:

-Fiorentina have confirmed that they are negotiating to sell the club.  (Source Reuters UK online)

-Italy National Team Manager Roberto Mancini stated that he had spoken to Mario Balotelli and explained to him the reason for his absence  (Source L’Equipe online)

Sunday, June 2, 2019:

-Matteo Politano (Inter) has withdrawn from Italy squad due to injury. (Source Football Italia online)

-Marco Baroni is set to leave his post as Frosinone Manager. (Source Football Italia online)

-Hellas Verona was promoted to the Serie A after defeating Cittadella (3-0). (Source L’Equipe online)

Monday, June 3, 2019:

-Paolo Maldini is set to become AC Milan’s Technical Director. (Source Football Italia online)

-Stefano Pioli is set to become the new Sampdoria Manager and Marco Giampaolo is set to become the new AC Milan Manager. (Source Football Italia online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
May 28, 2019 
Christian Norgaard
-
Fiorentina
Brentford
Next Season
Football Italia
May 29, 2019 
Adem Ljajic
Striker
Torino
Besiktas
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
May 30, 2019 
Sebastien De Maio
Defender
Bologna
    Udinese
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Walfoot.be
May 30, 2019 
Cristian Zapata
-
AC Milan
Free Agnet
Contract Rescinded
Football Italia
June 3, 2019 
Luca Marrone
-
Juventus
Hellas Verona
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Football Italia

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
May 28, 2019
Gian Piero Gasperini
Manager
Atalanta
2022
Football Italia
June 2, 2019
Simone Inzaghi
Manager
Lazio
2021
Corriere dello Sport

III.  Spain

Diary:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
-Belgium Manager Roberto Martinez has been linked to Barcelona. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Xavi was named as Manager of Qatari club Al Sadd. (Source Reuters UK online)

-A number of First and Second Division platers have been arrested by the Spanish Police on suspicions of match fixing. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is refusing to let Sergio Ramos to leave for free to China per his request. (Source vi.nl online)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

-Xabi Alonso has left his post in the Real Madrid Academy and joined for a similar post at Real Sociedad.  (Source Football Espana online)

Thursday, May 30, 2019:

-Valencia will not exercise their buy-back option on Nemanja Maksimovic. The player will remain with Getafe. (Source vi.nl online)

-Sergio Ramos announced that he would remain with Real Madrid until the end of his career. (Source AS.com online)

Friday, May 31, 2019:

-
 Saturday, June 1, 2019:

-Former Spanish International Jose Antonio Reyes was killed in a car accident aged 35. (Source BBC Football online)

-Xabi Alonso was appointed as Manager of Real Sociedad’s B squad. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Lionel Messi stated that he might not participate in the 2020 World Cup. (Source Walfoot.be online)

-Former Rayo Vallecano Manager Michel Sanchez was confirmed as the new Manager of Huesca. (Source Football Espana online)


Sunday, June 2, 2019:

-Extremadura have retired the number 19 jersey of Jose Antonio Reyes. (Source Walfoot.be online)

-Former Spain goalkeeper Santiago Canizares stated that Jose Antonio Reyes should not be treated as a hero given that he was driving at high speed. (Source Daily Mail online)


Monday, June 3, 2019:

-Luka Modric (Real Madrid) was named as the best Croatian player of the season.  (Source Real Madrid online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
May 28, 2019 
Felipe (Brazil)
-
Porto
Atletico Madrid
Next Season
Sky Sports
May 31, 2019 
Nemanja Maksimovic
Midfielder
Valencia
Getafe
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Football Espana
May 31, 2019 
Lucas Perez
Striker
West Ham
Alaves
Next Season
Sky Sports
June 3, 2019 
Jonathan Silva (Argentina)
Defender
Sporting CP
Leganes
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
June 3, 2019 
Diego Carlos (Brazil)
Defender
Nantes
Sevilla
Next Season
L’Equipe

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
May 28, 2019
Jose Luis Mendilibar
Manager
Eibar
2020
L’Equipe
May 29, 2019
David Costas
Defender
Celta
2022
Transfer Market Web
May 31, 2019
Javi Calleja
Manager
Villareal
2021
Football Espana
May 31, 2019
Jose Bordalas
Manager
Getafe
2022
Maisfutebol

IV.  Germany
Diary:


Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
-

-Hannover have re-hired Mirko Slomka as Manager. (Source Fox Sports online)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

-Dieter Hecking was appointed as SV Hamburg Manager . (Source Miami Herald online)


Thursday, May 30, 2019:

-

Friday, May 31, 2019:

-Germany Manager Joachim Low will Germany’s matches in June to recuperate from a sporting injury. His Assistant Marcus Sorg will be in charge of Germany’s matches in June. (Source BBC Football online)

- Bayern Muncih’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge defended his decision not to fully back Manager Nico Kovac. He stated that his intention was not to hurt him but have ‘everyone focused on our common goals’. (Source Fox Sports online)

Saturday, June 1, 2019:

-Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich has been called up by Germany to replace the injured Bernd Leno. (Source AFP online)

Sunday, June 2, 2019:

-

Monday, June 3, 2019:
-Uli Hoeness has described Manchester City’s valuation for Leroy Sane as ‘insane’. (Source Kicker.de online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
May 28, 2019 
Jonas Fohrenbach
-
Freiburg
Heidenheim
Next Season
Sport Bild
May 28, 2019 
Marcel Hilssner
Midfielder
Hansa Rostock
Paderborn
Next Season
Sport Bild
May 28, 2019 
Jonathan Meier
Defender
Bayern Munich
Mainz
Next Season
Sport Bild
May 28, 2019 
Jens Lehmann
Assistant coach
Augsburg
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Kicker.de
May 29, 2019 
Marco Friedl
Defender
Bayern Munich
Werder Bremen
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
May 29, 2019 
Branimir Hrgota
Striker
Frankfurt
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Sport Bild
May 29, 2019 
Florian Niederlechner
Striker
Freiburg
Augsburg
Next Season
Sport Bild
May 29, 2019 
Philipp Pentke
Goalkeeper
Jahn Regensburg
Hoffenheim
Next Season
Sport Bild
May 29, 2019 
Hans Sarpei
-
Stuttgart
Greuther Furth
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Kicker.de
May 29, 2019 
Leon Schaffran
Goalkeeper
Hertha Berlin
Greuther Furth
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Kicker.de
May 29, 2019 
Philipp Klement
Midfielder
Paderborn
Stuttgart
Next Season
Kicker.de
May 29, 2019 
Oliver Kempf
-
Freiburg
Stuttgart
Next Season
Kicker.de
May 29, 2019 
Anto Grgic
Midfielder
Sion
Stuttgart
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Kicker.de
May 30, 2019 
Anselmo Garcia McNulty
Defender
Betis
Wolfsburg
Next Season
Football Espana
May 30, 2019 
Florian Flecker (Austria)
-
TSV Hartberg
Union Berlin
Next Seasom
Kicker.de
May 30, 2019 
Alexander Meyer
Goalkeeper
Stuttgart
Jahn Regensburg
Next Season
Kicker.de
May 30, 2019 
Marvin Stefaniak
-
Wolfsburg
Greuther Furth
Next Season
Kicker.de
May 31, 2019 
Jonathan Schmid (France)
-
Augsburg
Freiburg
Next Season
L’Equipe
May 31, 2019 
Moritz Nicolas
Goalkeeper
Moenchengladbach
Union Berlin
Two season loan
Kicker.de
May 31, 2019 
Max Grun
Goalkeeper
Darmstadt
Moenchengladbach
Next Season
Kicker.de
May 31, 2019 
Julius Kade
Midfielder
Hertha Berlin
Union Berlin
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 1, 2019 
Kingsley Ehizibue
Defender
PEC Zwolle
Koln
Next Season
Sport Bild
June 1, 2019 
Rifet Kapic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
-
Grasshoppers Zurich
Paderborn
Next Season
Sport Bild
June 1, 2019 
Suleiman Abdullahi (Nigeria)
-
Eintract Braunschweig
Union Berlin
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Sport Bild
June 3, 2019 
Cauly Oliveira Souza (Brazil)
-
Duisburg
Paderborn
Next Season
Sport Bild
June 3, 2019 
Edimilson Fernandes (Switzerland)
-
West Ham
Mainz
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 3, 2019 
Solomon Bonnah (15 years old)
Defender
Ajax
RB Leipzig
Next Season
vi.nl

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
May 29, 2019
Kai Proger
-
Paderborn
2022
Kicker.de
May 29, 2019
Michael Parensen
-
Union Berlin
2020
Kicker.de
May 30, 2019
Ermin Bikakcic
-
Hoffenheim
2022
Sport Bild
May 31, 2019
Sebastian Schonlau
Defender
Paderborn
2021
Kicker.de

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 May 30, 2019
Fabian Nurnberger (19 years old)
Defender
Nuremberg
Kicker.de



V.  France
Diary:
Tuesday, May 28, 2019:

-Portuguese Manager Andre Villas Boas was appointed as Manager of OM. (Source BBC Football online)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

-Paul Le Guen was appointed as Manager of Le Havre in the Second Division.  (Source L’Equipe online)

-Christophe Pelissier is set to leave his post as Amiens Manager.  (Source Maisfutebol online)

-Mario Balotelli (OM) has been suspended for four matches for his sending off vs. Montpellier.  (Source L’Equipe online)

Thursday, May 30, 2019:

-
Friday, May 31, 2019:

-In a book, former Romania Manager Cornel Dinu claimed that in 1993, OM President Bernard Tapie had asked him to bribe the referee ahead of their CL match vs. Club Brugge. He wanted the referee not to card Basile Boli to avoid his suspension. (Source Footnews.be online)

Saturday, June 1, 2019:

-


Sunday, June 2, 2019:

-Neymar (PSG) has denied rape allegations from a woman in Paris. (Source Reuters Uk online)

-Dijon remained in the First Division after deafeting RC Lens in a play-off. (Source L’Equipe online)
Monday, June 3, 2019:

-Hatem Ben Arfa is set to leave Rennes. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Michel Platini attacked current FIFA President Gianni Infantino claiming there was a plot to stop him at FIFA. (Source The Guardian online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
May 28, 2019 
Gelson Martins (Portugal)
Striker
Atletico Madrid
Monaco
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
May 30, 2019 
Mbaye Niang
Striker
Torino
Rennes
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Football Italia


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 2, 2019
Julien Stephan
Manager
Rennes
2022
L’Equipe
June 3, 2019
Charles Abi
Striker
St Etienne
2022
L’Equipe

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 May 28, 2019
Dilane Bakwa (16 years old)
Striker
Bordeaux
L’Equipe
 May 28, 2019
Amadou Traore (17 years old)
Striker
Bordeaux
L’Equipe
 May 30, 2019
Arnaud Kalimuendo (17 years old)
Striker
PSG
L’Equipe
 May 31, 2019
Samir Bouzar (19 years old)
Defender
Nancy
L’Equipe


VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
-Utrecht qualified for the Europa League after a play-off win over Vitesse.

-Six top Dutch clubs (including Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord, AZ, Vitesse and Utrecht) and four Belgian clubs (Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Standard, Genk) met to discuss the possibility of a common League to generate more revenue. (Source Footnews.be online)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

-John Stegeman was appointed as PEC Zwolle Manager. (Source vi.nl online)
Thursday, May 30, 2019:

-
Friday, May 31, 2019:

-

Saturday, June 1, 2019:
-

Sunday, June 2, 2019:

-Former Welshman Barry Hughes, who managed many clubs in Holland passed away aged 81. (Source vi.nl online)

-Ronald Koeman has once again ruled himself out of the running for the Barcelona Manager position. (Source AS.com online)

Monday, June 3, 2019:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
May 28, 2019 
Gabriel Gudmundsson (Sweden)
-
Halmstads
Groningen
Next Season
vi.nl
May 29, 2019 
Mattijs Branderhorst
Goalkeeoer
Willem II
NEC
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
vi.nl
May 29, 2019 
Justin Lonwijk
Midfielder
PSV
Utrecht
Next Season
vi.nl
May 31, 2019 
Lennerd Daneels (Belgium)
Striker
PSV
RKC Waalwijk
Next Season
Footnews.be
May 31, 2019 
Mats Kohlert
-
SV Hamburg
Willem II
Next Season
Kicker.de
May 31, 2019 
Issah Abass (Ghana)
Striker
Mainz
Utrecht
Loan
vi.nl
May 31, 2019 
Dario Dumic
Defender
Dresden
Utrecht
Back from loan
vi.nl
May 31, 2019 
Anthony Swolfs
Goalkeeper
Gent
Telstar
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 3, 2019 
Shayne Pattynama
-
Utrecht
Telstar
Next Season
vi.nl
June 3, 2019 
Adam Maher
-
AZ
Utrecht
Next Season
vi.nl

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
May 30, 2019
Lars Veldwijk
-
Sparta
2020
vi.nl

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 May 30, 2019
Gregory Kuitsch (19 years old)
Defender
PSV
vi.nl

Dutch Eredivisie-Europa League Playoff (May 28, 2019):

Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
Vitesse 0- Utrecht 2 (Cyriel Dessers 31, Simon Gustafson 77)


VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
-New Scotland  Manager Steve Clarke named his First squad for Euro qualifiers next month vs. Cyprus and Belgium. (Source BBC Football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Scott Bain (Celtic), Liam Kelly (Livingston), David Marshall (Hull City), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland)
Defenders: Michael Devlin (Aberdeen), Stuart Findlay (Kilmarnock), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers), Stephen O'Donnell (Kilmarnock), Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), John Souttar (Heart of Midlothian), Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock)
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Tom Cairney (Fulham), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen)
Forwards: Eamonn Brophy (Kilmarnock), Oliver Burke (Celtic, on loan from West Brom), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Marc McNulty (Hibernian, on loan from Reading), Lewis Morgan (Sunderland, on loan from Celtic), Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City)



Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

-
Thursday, May 30, 2019:

-Hibernian stated that they would not field a team in the reserve League as its format currently stands. (Source BBC Football online)

-The Scottish Association explained that it had not applied retrospective punishment on Rangers’ Jon Flanagan (for elbowing Celtic’s Scott Brown), because the act did not meet the ‘brutality’ test required for a sending off. (Source BBC Football online)

Friday, May 31, 2019:

-James McPake was named as the new Dundee Manager. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Celtic announced Neil Lennon is set to remain as Manager on a 12-month rolling contract. (Source Sky Sports online)

Saturday, June 1, 2019:
-

Sunday, June 2, 2019:

-
  
Monday, June 3, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
May 29, 2019 
Brian Easton
Defender
St Johnstone
Hamilton
Next Season
BBC Football
May 29, 2019 
Jermaine Hylton
Winger
Solihull Moors
Motherwell
Next Season
BBC Football
May 30, 2019 
Adam Jackson
Defender
Barnsley
Hibernian
Next Season
Sky Sports

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 1, 2019
Stevie Lawless
Winger
Livingston
2020
BBC Football



VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
-

Wednesday, May 29, 2019:
- Hamzaoui and Marco Cerqueira are set to leave Nacional. (Source Maisfutebol online)

Thursday, May 30, 2019:

-

Friday, May 31, 2019:

-Brazilian Jorge Felipe is set ot leave Aves. (Source MaisFutebol online)

Saturday, June 1, 2019:
-
Sunday, June 2, 2019:

-

Monday, June 3, 2019:
-Benfica have turned down Real Madrid’s offer for Joao Felix. (Source AS.com online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
May 29, 2019 
Rafael Lopes
Striker
Boavista
Krakow
Next Season
Maisfutebol
May 31, 2019 
Wagner (Brazil)
Striker
Pacos Ferreira
Chaves
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 1, 2019 
Paulinho
-
Cahves
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Maisfutebol
June 1, 2019 
Andre Cardoso
Midfielder
Sporting CP
Dynamo Zagreb
Next Season
Maisfutebol

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
May 28, 2019
Pizzi
-
Benfica
2023
AS.com

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 May 30, 2019
Tomas Tavares (18 years old)
Defender
Benfica
Maisfutebol
 June 3, 2019
Fabio Silva (16 years old)
-
Porto
Maisfutebol


IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
-

Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

-Manu Ferrara is to be Marc Wilmots’ Assistant at Iran National Team. Vahid Hashemian will also be part of the staff. (Source RTBF.be online)

Thursday,  May 30, 2019:

-

Friday, May 31, 2019:
-

Saturday, June 1, 2019:

- Mechelen has been demoted to D1B (despite winning the title last season) and will start next season with a 12-point penalty after a decision from the Appeals Commission. Waasland-Beveren have been found innocent and will remain in D1A. (Source RTBF.be online)

Sunday, June 2, 2019:
-Former Club Brugge Manager Ivan Leko was appointed as Manager of Al Ain in UAE. (Source RTBF.be online)

Monday, June 3, 2019:

-Felice Mazzu was appointed as Manager of Genk. (Source RTBF.be online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
May 29, 2019 
Merveille Goblet
Goalkeeper
Free Agent
Cercle Brugge
Next Season
Footnews.be
May 30, 2019 
Julian Schauerte
Defender
Eupen
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Footnews.be
May 31, 2019 
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria)
Striker
Wolfsburg
Charleroi
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
May 31, 2019 
Ari Skulason (Iceland)
-
Lokeren
Ostend
Next Season
RTBF.be

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 May 31, 2019
Eric Appiah
-
Club Brugge
Walfoot.be



Diary (extra):

Tuesday, May 28, 2019:

-Neymar has been stripped of the Brazil captaincy. Dani Alves is the new Captain. (Source BBC Football online)

-After 25 years, former Nigeria Manager Clemens Westrrhof has received his reward (a house) he was promised for winning the 1994 African Nations Cup. (Source BBC Football online)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

-Benin Manager Michel Dussuyer named his squad for the African Cup of Nations next month. (Source BBC Football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Fabien Farnolle (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey), Saturnin Allagbe (Niort, France), Cherif Dine Kakpo (Buffalos)
Defenders: Junior Salomon (Plateau United, Nigeria), Olivier Verdon (Sochaux, France), Khaled Adenon (Amiens, France) Moise Adilehou (Levadiakos, Greece), David Kiki (Red Star, France), Emmanuel Imorou (Caen, France) , Rodrigue Fassinou (ASPAC), Seidou Baraze (Yzeure, France)
Midfielders: Rodrigue Kossi (Club Africain, Tunisia) Jordan Adeoti (Auxerre, France), Mama Seibou (SC Toulon, France), Anaane Tidjani (US Ben Guerdane, Tunisia), Sessi D'Almeida (Yeovil Town, England), Stephane Sessegnon (Genclerbiligi, Turkey)
Forwards: Mickael Pote (Adana Demirspor, Turkey), Steve Mounie (Huddersfield, England), Desire Segbe Azankpo (Senica, Slovakia), Jodel Dossou (Vaduz, Lichtenstein), Cèbio Soukou (Hansa Rostock, Germany), David Djigla (Niort, La France)
Standby players: Abiola Katchon (Sun FC), Chasa-Deen Chaona (Al-Nejmeh, Lebanon), Cédric Hountondji (Levski Sofia, Bulgaria), Jean-Marie Guera (Enymba, Nigeria), Jacques Bessan (MO Bejaia, Algeria), Yannick Aguémon (OH Louvain, Belgium), Marcellin Koupko (CS Hammam-Lif, Tunisia)

-Wales Manager Ryan Giggs named his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers vs. Croatia and Hungary in June. (Source walesonline online)
Squad:
Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Barnsley), Ashley Williams (Stoke City, on loan from Everton), Neil Taylor (Aston Villa), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth AFC), Chris Gunter (Reading), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Ben Williams (Barnsley), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea), Joe Rodon (Swansea City), Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers), James Lawrence (RSC Anderlecht), Joe Allen (Stoke City), Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic), Will Vaulks (Rotherham United), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Matthew Smith (Manchester City), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Dan James (Swansea City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Ben Woodburn (Liverpool), Harry Wilson (Derby County, on loan from Liverpool), Tom Lawrence (Derby County), Rabbi Matondo (Schalke 04), George Thomas (Scunthorpe United, on loan from Leicester City), Sam Vokes (Stoke City), Kieffer Moore (Barnsley).

-Ivory Coast Manager Ibrahim Kamara named his provisional squad for the African Cup of Nations next month. (Source BBC Football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Abdoul Cisse (Asec Mimosas), Ali Badra (Free State Stars, South Africa), Tape Ira (FC San Pedro).
Defenders: Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Wilfried Kanon (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands), Wonlo Coulibaly (Asec Mimosas), Abdoulaye Bamba (Angers, France), Simon Deli (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Ismael Traore (Angers, France), Mamadou Bagayoko (Red Star, France), Cheikh Comara (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco)
Midfielders: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz, Germany), Serey Die (Neuchâtel Xamax, Switzerland), Jean-Michael Seri (Fulham, England), Victorian Angban (Metz, France), Franck Kessie (AC Milan, Italy) , Ibrahim Sangare (Toulouse, France), Ismael Diomande (Caen, France)
Forwards: Max-Alain Gradel (Toulouse, France), Nicolas Pepe (Lille, France), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, England), Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa, England), Roger Assale (Young Boys Bern, Switzerland), Maxwel Cornet (Lyon, France), Yohan Boli (Sint-Truiden, Belgium), Wilfried Bony (unattached)

-Ivan Rakitic and Ante Rebic have been ruled out from the Croatia squad due to injuries. (Source croatiaweek online)

-Algeria Manager Djamel Belmadi named his squad for the African Cup of Nations next month. (Source 13 football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers : M’bolhi (Al-Ittifaq/Arabie Saoudite), Doukha (Al-Raed/ Arabie Saoudite), Oukidja (FC Metz/ France)
Defenders : Atal (Nice/ France), Mohamed Farés (SPAL/ Italie), Bensebaini (Rennes/ France), Mandi (Bétis Séville/ Espagne), Benlameri (Al-Shabab/Arabie Saoudite), Halliche (Moreirense/Portugal), Zeffane (Rennes/France), Tahrat (RC Lens/ France)
Midfielders: Feghouli (Galatasaray/Turquie), Bennacer (Empoli/ Italie), Guedioura (Nottingham Forrest/ Angleterre), Abeid (Dijon/ France), Boudaoui (Paradou AC), Belkebla (Brest/France)  
Strikers: Bounedjah (Al-Sadd/ Qatar), Slimani (Fenerbahçe), Belaili (ES Tunis/Tunisie), Ounas (Naples/ Italie), Mahrez (Manchester City/ Angleterre), Brahimi (FC Porto/Portugal)

-Paraguay Manager Eduardo Berizzo named his squad for the Copa America. (Source infobae online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers : Alfredo Aguilar (Olimpia), Roberto Junior Fernández (Botafogo) y Antony Silva (Huracán)
Defenders : Juan Escobar (Cruz Azul), Fabián Balbuena (West Ham), Gustavo Gómez (Palmeiras), Iván Torres (Olimpia), Iván Piris (Libertad), Bruno Valdéz (América de México), Junior Alonso (Boca) y Santiago Arzamendia (Cerro Porteño)
Midfielders: Rodrigo Rojas (Olimpia), Matías Rojas (Defensa y Justicia), Celso Ortiz (Monterrey), Hernán Pérez (Espanyol), Miguel Almirón (Newcastle), Richard Ortiz (Olimpia)
Strikers: Derlis González (Santos), Federico Santander (Bologna), Cecilio Domínguez (Independiente), Juan Iturbe (Pumas de México), Óscar Romero (Shanghai Shenhua) y Óscar Cardozo (Libertad)
Stand-by:
Juan Espínola (Nacional de Paraguay), Jorge Moreira (River), Saúl Salcedo (Huracán), Richard Sánchez (Olimpia), Christian Paredes (Portland Timbers), Robert Piris Da Motta (Flamengo), Alejandro Romero Gamarra (New York Red Bulls), Diego Valdez (Sportivo San Lorenzo), Héctor Villalba (Atlanta United), Antonio Sanabria (Genoa), Roque Santa Cruz (Olimpia), Carlos González (Pumas de México), Sebastián Ferreira (Morelia), Braian Samudio (Rizespor), Lorenzo Melgarejo (Spartak de Moscú) y Ángel Romero (Corinthians)


Thursday, May 30, 2019:

-Northern Ireland Manager Michael O’Neill named his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers vs. Estonia and Belarus in June. (Source BBC Football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: McGovern (Norwich City), Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United), Hazard (Celtic).
Defenders: Hughes (Hearts), McAuley (Rangers), J Evans (Leicester City), Cathcart (Watford), C McLaughlin (unattached), McNair (Middlesbrough), Lewis (Norwich City), M Smith (Hearts), Flanagan (Sunderland), Ballard (Arsenal).
Midfielders: Davis (Rangers), C Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Ferguson (Millwall), Dallas (Leeds United), Saville (Middlesbrough), Jones (Rangers), Whyte (Oxford United), Thompson (Blackpool), Sykes (Oxford United).
Forwards: Lafferty (Rangers), Magennis (Bolton Wanderers), Boyce (Burton Albion), Smyth (Queens Park Rangers), Washington (unattached).

-Uruguay Manager Oscar Washington Tabarez named his squad for the Copa America. (Source ovaciondigital online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers
Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray)
Martín Campaña (Independiente)
Martín Silva (Libertad)
Defenders
Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid)
José María Giménez (Atlético de Madrid)
Sebastián Coates (Sporting de Lisboa)
Martín Cáceres (Juventus)
Marcelo Saracchi (Leipzig)
Diego Laxalt (Milan)
Giovanni González (Peñarol
Midfielders
Matías Vecino (Inter de Milán)
Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus)
Federico Valverde (Real Madrid)
Lucas Torreira (Arsenal)
Nahitan Nández (Boca Juniors)
Nicolás Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders)
Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Flamengo)
Gastón Pereiro (PSV Eindhoven)
Strikers
Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Edinson Cavani (PSG)
Cristhian Stuani (Girona)
Maxi Gómez (Celta de Vigo)
Jonathan Rodríguez (Cruz Azul)

-Mali goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa (Troyes) has declined to participate in the African Nations Cup. (Source 13 football online)

-Qatar Manager Felix Sanchez named his squad for the Copa America. (Source 13football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers
Youssef Hassan (Al Gharafa, QAT)
Mohammed Al Bakri (Al Khor, QAT)
Saad Sheeb (Al Sadd, QAT)
Defenders
Boualem Khoukhi (Al Sadd, QAT)
Tareq Salman (Al Sadd, QAT)
Bassam Husham (Al Duhail, QAT)
Pedro Correira (Al Sadd, QAT)
Hamad Ismael (Al Sadd, QAT)
Tameem Al-Muhaza (Al Gharafa, QAT)
Abdullah Abdul Salam (Al Duhail, QAT)
Al Mahdi Ali (Al Sadd, QAT)
Abdulkarim Hassan (Al Sadd, QAT)
Midfielders
Hassan Al Haydos (Al Sadd, QAT)
Assim Madebo (Al Duhail, QAT)
Karim Boudiaf (Al Duhail, QAT)
Ahmed Fathy (Al Arabi, QAT)
Ahmad Moain (Qatar SC, QAT)
Abdulaziz Hatim (Al Gharafa, QAT)
Salem Alhajri (Al Sadd, QAT)
Strikers
Ali Afif (Al Duhail, QAT)
Almoez Ali (Al Duhail, QAT)
Akram Afif (Al Sadd, QAT)
Ahmed Al Aeldin (Al Gharafa, QAT)

-Colombia Manager Carlos Queiroz named his squad for the Copa America. (Source infobae online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers
1. David Ospina (Nápoles / Italia)
2. Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali / Colombia)
3. Álvaro Montero (Deportes Tolima / Colombia)
Defenders
4. Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham / Inglaterra)
5. Yerry Mina (Everton / Inglaterra)
6. William Tesillo  (León / México)
7. Cristian Zapata (Milán / Italia)
8. Santiago Arias  (Atlético de Madrid / España)
9. Cristian Borja (Sporting de Lisboa / Portugal)
10. Stefan Medina (Monterrey / México)
11. Jhon Lucumí (KRC Genk / Bélgica)
Midfielders
12. James Rodríguez (Bayern Múnich / Alemania)
13. Wilmar Barrios (Zenit St. Petersburgo / Rusia)
14. Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth / Inglaterra)
15. Gustavo Cuéllar (Flamengo / Brasil)
16. Mateus Uribe (América / México)
17. Edwin Cardona (Pachuca / México)
18. Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Juventus / Italia)
Strikers
19. Duván Zapata (Atalanta / Italia)
20. Falcao García  (Mónaco / Francia)
21. Luis Díaz  (Junior/Colombia)
22. Luis Muriel  (Fiorentina / Italia)
23. Roger Martínez (América / México)

-Peru Manager Ricardo Gareca named his squad for the Copa America. (Source infobae online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (Alianza Lima), Carlos Cáceda (Melgar), Patricio Álvarez (Sporting Cristal).
Defenders: Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Miguel Araujo (Talleres de Córdoba), Luis Advíncula (Rayo Vallecano), Anderson Santamaría (Atlas), Luis Abram (Vélez Sarsfield), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo), Carlos Zambrano (Basilea) y Alexander Callens (New York City).
Midfielders: Renato Tapia (Willem II), Yoshimar Yotún (Cruz Azul) Jesús Pretell (Sporting Cristal), Christofer Gonzáles (Sporting Cristal), Edison Flores (Morelia), Christian Cueva (Santos), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers), André Carillo (Al-Hilal) y Paolo Hurtado (Konyaspor).
Strikers: Paolo Guerrero (Internacional), Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders) y Jefferson Farfán (Lokomotiv).

-Venezuela Manager Rafael Dudamel named his squad for the Copa America. (Source canalrcn online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Wuilker Faríñez (Millonarios F.C), Rafael Romo (Apoel / Chipre) y Joel Graterol (Zamora F.C.).
Defenders: Ronald Hernández (Stabaek / Noruega), Rolf Feltscher (Ángeles Glaxy), Yordan Osorio (Vitória Guimaraes / Portugal), Mikel Villanueva (Gimnástic de Tarragona / España), Jhon Chancellor (Al-Ahli Doha / Qatar), Roberto Rosales (Espanyol / España) y Luis Mago (Palestino / Chile).
Midfielders: Tomás Rincón (Torino), Junior Moreno (DC United), Arquímedes Figuera (Deportivo La Guaira), Yangel Herrera (SD Huesca / España), Luis Manuel Seijas (Independiente Santa Fe / Colombia), Juan Pablo Añor (SD Huesca / España), Jhon Murillo (CD Tondela / Portugal), Adalberto Peñaranda (Watford / Inglaterra), Darwin Machís (Cádiz), Jefferson Savarino (Real Salt Lake),
Strikers: Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United / Inglaterra), Fernando Aristeguieta (América de Cali) y Josef Martínez (Atlanta United).

-Norwegian striker Erling Braut Haaland (son of Alf Inge) scored a record nine goals in U-20 World Cup match vs. Honduras in a (12-0) win. (Source Reuters Uk online)


Friday, May 31, 2019:

-For their African Nations squad, Mali have replaced goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa (Troyes) with Ibrahim Mounkoro (TP Mazembe / DR Comgo). . (Source BBC Football online)

-Europa League Team of the Season. (Source RTBF.be online)
Goalkeepers: Kevin Trapp (Francfort), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea)
Defenders: Alex Grimaldo (Benfica), Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), David Luiz (Chelsea), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Danny Da Costa (Francfort)
Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Francfort), Filip Kostic (Francfort), Jorginho (Chelsea) N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Strikers: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Luka Jovic (Francfort), Joao Felix (Benfica), Pedro (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea).

-Bolivia Manager Eduardo Villegas named his squad for the Copa America. (Source el universo online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Carlos Lampe Porras (San José), Rubén Cordano Justiniano (Blooming) y Javier Rojas Iguaro (Nacional Potosí).
Defenders: Saúl Torres Rojas (Nacional Potosí), Luis Haquin López (Puebla, México), Mario Cuéllar Saavedra (Oriente Petrolero), Diego Bejarano Ibáñez (Bolívar), José María Carrasco Sanguino (Blooming), Marvin Bejarano Jiménez (The Strongest), Roberto Fernández Toro (Blooming) y Adrián Jusino Cerruto (Bolívar).
Midfielders: Alejandro Chumacero Bracamonte (Puebla, México), Erwin Saavedra Flores (Bolívar), Leonel Justiniano Arauz (Bolívar), Samuel Galindo Suheiro (Always Ready), Raúl Castro Peñaloza (The Strongest), Paul Arano Ruiz (Blooming), Diego Wayar Cruz (The Strongest), Fernando Saucedo Pereyra (Wilstermann).
Strikers: Marcelo Martins Moreno (Shijiazhuang, China), Leonardo Vaca Gutiérrez (Blooming), Gilbert Álvarez Vargas (Wilstermann) y Rodrigo Ramallo Cornejo (San José).


-Senegal Manager Aliou Cisse named his provisional squad for the African Cup of Nations next month. (Source football365.fr online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers : Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes, France), Alfred Gomis (SPAL, Italie), Edouard Mendy (Reims, France).
Defenders: Salif Sané (Schalke 04, Allemagne), Kalidou Koulibaly (Naples, Italie), Pape Abou Cissé (Olympiacos, Grèce), Lamine Gassama (Göztepe, Turquie), Moussa Wagué (FC Barcelone, Espagne), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux, France), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France).
Midfielders : Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, Angleterre), Alfred Ndiaye (Malaga, Espagne), Badou Ndiaye (Galatasaray, Turquie), Krépin Diatta (FC Bruges, Belgique), Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace, Angleterre), Sada Thioub (Nîmes, France), Sidy Sarr (Lorient, France), Henri Saivet (Bursaspor, Turquie).
Strikers : Keita Baldé (Lazio, Italie), Sadio Mané (Liverpool, Angleterre), Moussa Konaté (Amiens, France), Ismaïla Sarr (Rennes, France), Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray, Turquie), Mbaye Niang (Rennes, France), Santy Ngom (Nancy, France).

-The Gambian Sports Ministry has extended the contract of National Team Manager Tom Saintfiet until 2021 . (Source BBC Football online)

Saturday, June 1, 2019:

-Mali goalkeeper Mamadou Samassa stated that he had declined invitation to the National Team because Manager Mohamed Magassouba had not ‘kept his promise’ and not assured to be a starter. (Source BBC Football online)

Sunday, June 2, 2019:
-UCL Team of the season . (Source Onefootball online)
Squad:
Alisson (Liverpool), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona); Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk (both Liverpool), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham); Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), David Neres (Ajax), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax); Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Lucas Moura (Tottenham), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Dusan Tadic (Ajax).

-Goalkeeper Abdoul Karim Cisse has withdrawn from the Ivory Coast squad due to injury. (Source BBC Football online)

-Yves Bissouma (Brighton) has withdrawn from the Mali squad due to injury. (Source BBC Football online)

-USA Manager Gregg Berhalter’s updated Provisional squad . (Source USSoccer online)
Squad:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0), Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 8/0)
DEFENDERS (9)Cameron Carter Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG; 7/0), Omar Gonzalez (Club Atlas/MEX; 49/3), Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 2/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 5/0), Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 3/0), Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 12/1), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 28/1), Antonee Robinson (Everton/ENG; 6/0), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 6/2)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 145/17), Duane Holmes (Derby County/ENG; 0/0), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy; 9/2), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 8/1), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 2/1), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 9/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 15/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 0/0)* 
FORWARDS (9)Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 110/41), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 1/0), Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 21/3), Tyler Boyd (Vitória Guimãres/POR; 0/0), Joe Gyau (Duisburg/GER; 2/0), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 4/0)**, Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 27/5), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 6/2) Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 44/7)

*Not part of 40-player provisional Gold Cup roster
**Jonathan Lewis added to roster on June 1

-Former Brazilian Player Luiz Alberto Silva Lemos, Luizinho passed away aged 67. (Source Wikipedia online)


Monday, June 3, 2019:

-Shane Long (Southampton) has withdrawn from the Repulic of Ireland squad due to injury. (Source extra.ie online)

-Guido Pizarro (Tigres) has been called up by Argentina Manager Lionel Scaloni to replace the injured Palacios. (Source MaisFutebol online)

-Guinea-Bissau have named named their provisional squad for the African Cup of Nations this month. (Source BBC Football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers: Jonas Mendy (AC Viseu, Portugal), Rui Camara Dabo (Favbril, Portugal), Gregory Gomis (Al Arabi SC, Qatar), Edimar Viera Ca 'Ivanov' (UDIB)
Defenders: Rudinilson Silva (FK Kaunas Zal, Lithuania), Marcelo Djalo (Fulham FC, England), Edgerson Gomis Almeida (Henan Jiany, China), Juary Soares (CD Mafra, Portugal), Mahammad Youssuf Cande (Santa Clara, Portugal), Bacar Balde (FC Gadzasae, Armenia), Tomas Dabo (FC Riete, Italy), Eulanio Gomes (Maritimo, Portugal), Eliseu Nadjac Soares (Rio Ave, Portugal)
Midfielders: Soriano Mane (Cova de Piedade, Portugal), Judilson Gomis (Monaco, France), Jose 'Zezinho' Lopes (FC Senica, Slovakia), Jorge Nogueira (Desportivo Das Aves, Portugal), Joao Jaquite (Tondela, Portugal), Ladislau Alves (Sintrense, Portugal), Moretto Cassama (Stade de Reims, France)
Forwards: Jorginho Barbosa (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria), Piqueti Djassi (Al Shoulla FC, Saudi Arabia), Toni Silva (Attihad, Egypt), Carlos Embalo (FC Cosenza, Italy), Joao Mario (AC Viseu, Portugal), Mama Balde (Des Das Aves, Portugal), Romario Balde (AC Coimbra, Portugal), Frederic Mendy (Setubal, Portugal), Joseph Mendy (Ajaccio, France)


I. UEFA Champions League:


UEFA Champions League-Final:

Saturday, June 1, 2019:
Liverpool 2-Tottenham 0 (Mohamed Salah 2 pen, Divock Origi 87)

II. Europa League:


Europa League- Final

Wednesday, May 29, 2019:
Cheslea 4-Arsenal 1 (Olivier Giroud 49, Pedro 60, Eden Hazard 65 pen, 72 / Alex Iwobi 69)

III. International Friendlies:

Thursday, May 30, 2019:
Turkey 2-Greece 1 (Cengiz Under 11, Kenan Karaman 17  / Dimitrios Kourbelis 90)

Saturday, June 1, 2019:
Venezuela 1-Ecuador 1 (Roberto Rosales 38 pen / Enner Valencia 90)

Sunday, June 2, 2019:
Luxembourg 3-Madagascar 3 (Vincent Thill 2, Vahid Selimovic 90, Laurent Jans 90+ / Paulin Voavy 35, Faneva Andriatsima 37, Andriamahitsinoro 62)
Turkey 2-Uzbekistan 0 (Mehmet Zeki Celik 17, 57)
France 2-Bolivia 0 (Thomas Lemar 5, Antoine Griezmann 43)

Monday, June 3, 2019:
Colombia 3-Panama 0 (William Tesillo 6, Luis Muriel 38, Radamel Falcao 45 pen)

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