Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-65 (Week of July 2-July 8, 2019)-part 2


VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, July 2, 2019:
-

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:

-
Thursday, July 4, 2019:

-Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from the game. (Source Bleacher Report online)
Friday, July 5, 2019:

-
Saturday, July 6, 2019:
-

Sunday, July 7, 2019:

-

Monday, July 8, 2019:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
July 2, 2019 
Atakan Akkaynak
-
Willem II
Rizespor
Loan
vi.nl
July 2, 2019 
Iliass Bel Hassani
Midfielder
AZ
PEC Zwolle
Next Season
vi.nl
July 2, 2019 
Siebe Horemans
Defender
Gent
Excelsior
Next Season
vi.nl
July 2, 2019 
Vaclav Cerny
Winger
Ajax
Utrecht
Next Season
vi.nl
July 2, 2019 
Mats Seuntjens
-
AZ
Genclerbirligi
Next Season
vi.nl
July 2, 2019 
Maikel van der Werff
-
Vitesse
FC Cincinnati
Next Season
vi.nl
July 3, 2019 
Filip Ugrinic
-
Luzern
Emmen
Next Season
vi.nl
July 5, 2019 
Charly Musonda
-
Chelsea
Vitesse
Loan extension
Sky Sports
July 5, 2019 
Toni Lato
Defender
Valencia
PSV Eindhoven
Loan
L’Equipe
July 5, 2019 
Refik Zekhnini
Winger
Fiorentina
Twente
Loan
vi.nl
July 5, 2019 
Marco Van Duin
Goalkeeper
NEC
Groningen
Next Season
vi.nl
July 5, 2019 
Robert Muhren
Striker
Zulte Waregem
SC Cambuur
Loan
vi.nl
July 5, 2019 
Luciano Narsingh
-
Swansea
Feyenoord
Next Season
Voetbalzone.nl
July 5, 2019 
Dennis Johnsen
-
Ajax
PEC Zwolle
Loan with option to buy
vi.nl
July 5, 2019 
Joshua Bohui
Striker
Manchester United
NAC
Next Season
vi.nl
July 5, 2019 
Leon Sopic (Croatia)
Defender
NK Rudes
Emmen
Next Season
vi.nl
July 6, 2019 
Karol Niemczycki (Poland)
Goalkeeper
NAC
Puszcza Niepolomic
Loan
vi.nl
July 6, 2019 
Bart van Hintum
Defender
Heracles
Groningen
Next Season
vi.nl
July 7, 2019 
Mauro Junior (Brazil)
Midfielder
PSV Eindhoven
Heracles
Loan
vi.nl
July 7, 2019 
Adrian Szoke (Serbia)
Midfielder
Koln
Heracles
Next Season
vi.nl
July 7, 2019 
Robert Klaasen
Midfielder
De Graafschap
Roda JC Kerkrade
Next Season
Voetbalzone.nl
July 8, 2019 
Cyriel Dessers
Striker
Utrecht
Heracles
Next Season
Footnews.be
July 8, 2019 
Jellert van Landschoot
-
Club Brugge
NEC
Loan
Jupiler League App
July 8, 2019 
Donny van Iperen
Defender
Telstar
Go Ahead Eagles
Next Season
vi.nl
July 8, 2019 
Alex Gersbach (Australia)
-
NAC
Aarhus
Next Season
vi.nl
July 8, 2019 
Stefan van der Lei
Goalkeeper
Free Agent
Emmen
Next Season
vi.nl
July 8, 2019 
Matthew Steenvoorden
-
SC Cambuur
HNK Gorica (Croatia)
Next Season
vi.nl
July 8, 2019 
Ahmad Mendes Moreira
Striker
Groningen
Excelsior
Next Season
vi.nl
July 8, 2019 
Liam Kelly
Midfelder
Reading
Feyenoord
Next Season
Voetbalzone.nl







July 8, 2019 
Lukas Gortler
-
Utrecht
St Gallen
Next Season
vi.nl

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
July 6, 2019
Glenn Bijl
-
Emmen
2022
vi.nl
July 7, 2019
Etienne Vaesen
-
RKC
2022
vi.nl
July 8, 2019
Dusan Tadic
-
Ajax
2023
Sport Bild


Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 July 8, 2019
Myron van Brederode (16 years old)
-
AZ
vi.nl


VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, July 2, 2019:
-American Businessman has taken over at Hibernian. (Source Reuters UK online)


Wednesday, July 3, 2019:

-
Thursday, July 4, 2019:

-

Friday, July 5, 2019:

-

Saturday, July 6, 2019:
-

Sunday, July 7, 2019:

-
  
Monday, July 8, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
July 2, 2019 
Devante Cole
-
Wigan
Motherwell
Six month loan
BBC Football
July 2, 2019 
Mihai Popescu (Romania)
Defender
St Mirren
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
BBC Football
July 3, 2019 
Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo
Defender
Rapid Vienna
Celtic
Next Season
BBC Football
July 3, 2019 
James Wilson
Striker
Manchester United
Aberdeen
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
BBC Football
July 4, 2019 
Robby McCrorie
Goalkeeper
Rangers
Queen of the South
Loan
BBC Football
July 4, 2019 
Dan Prybus
Midfielder
Bradford City
Queen of the South
Next Season
BBC Football
July 4, 2019 
Tony Andreu (France)
Midfielder
Coventry City
St Mirren
Next Season
BBC Football
July 4, 2019 
Simon Power
Midfielder
Norwich
Ross County
Loan
BBC Football
July 7, 2019 
Herve Koffi
Goalkeeper
Lille
Beleneneses
Loan
BBC Football
July 8, 2019 
Marcus Godinho
-
Hearts
Zwickau
Next Season
Kicker.de
July 8, 2019 
Arnaud Djoum (Cameroon)
-
Hearts
Al Raed (Saudi Arabia)
Next Season
BBC Football
July 8, 2019 
Sherwin Seedorf
Winger
Wolves
Motherwell
Next Season
BBC Football
July 8, 2019 
Laurentiu Branescu
Goalkeeper
Juventus
Kilmarnock
Loan
BBC Football

VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, July 2, 2019:
-

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:
-Ricardo Sa Pinto was appointed as Manager of Braga. (Source L’Equipe online)

Thursday, July 4, 2019:

-

Friday, July 5, 2019:

-

Saturday, July 6, 2019:
-
Sunday, July 7, 2019:

-

Monday, July 8, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
July 2, 2019 
Sergio Conceicao
Defender
Chaves
Academica Coimbra
Next Season
Footnews.be
July 2, 2019 
Manu Sanchez (Spain)
Defender
Cadiz
Tondela
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 2, 2019 
Goncalo Gregorio
-
Pacos Ferreira
Braga
Loan
Maisfutebol
July 2, 2019 
William (Brazil)
Striker
Chaves
Al Faisaly (Saudi Arabia)
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 2, 2019 
Rafael Ramos
-
Twente Enschede
Santa Clara
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 2, 2019 
Eduardo
Midfielder
Belenenses
Sporting CP
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 2, 2019 
Lazar Rosic (Serbia)
Defender
Braga
Moreirense
Next Season
A Bola
July 3, 2019 
Ze Luis (Cape Verde)
Striker
Spartak Moscow
Porto
Next Season
L’Equipe
July 3, 2019 
Luis Diaz (Colombia)
Winger
Junior Barranquilla
Porto
Next Season
L’Equipe
July 3, 2019 
Luvas Soares (Brazil)
Defender
Alverca
Guimaraes
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 3, 2019 
Raul De Tomas (Spain)
Striker
  Real Madrid
Benfica
Next Season
L’Equipe
July 3, 2019 
Philipe Sampaio (Brazil)
-
  Boavista
Tondela
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 4, 2019 
Jobson de Brito Gonzaga, Maracas (Brazil)
Midfielder
     -
Pacos Ferreira
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 4, 2019 
Rafael Teixeira De Souza (Brazil)
Striker
Cabofriense
Pacos Ferreira
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 4, 2019 
Luka Oliveira
-
Espinho
Famalicao
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 4, 2019 
Pedro Amaral
Defender
Benfica
Rio Ave
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 4, 2019 
Leandro Silva
Midfielder
AEL Limassol
Academica
Loan
Maisfutebol
July 4, 2019 
Cristiano
Goalkeeper
Setubal
Hermannstadt
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 4, 2019 
Felipe Borges
-
Grasshoppesr
Braga
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 5, 2019 
Tiago Caeiro
-
Belenenses
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Maisfutebol
July 5, 2019 
Ruben Oliveira
Midfielder
Guimaraes
Aves
Loan extension
Maisfutebol
July 5, 2019 
Steven Vitoria (Canada)
-
-
Moreirense
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 5, 2019
Shoya Nakajima (Japan)
-
Al Duhail (Qatar)
Porto
Next Season
L’Equipe
July 5, 2019 
Joao Pedro
Striker
Trofense
Guimaraes
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 5, 2019 
Joao Lopes (Brazil)
Goalkeeper
Portuguesa
Santa Clara
Loan
Maisfutebol
July 5, 2019 
Vitor Caetano (Brazil)
Goalkeeper
Figueirense
Famalicao
Loan
A Bola
July 5, 2019 
Pedro Marques
Defender
Pacos Ferreira
Felgueiras
Loan
A Bola
July 6, 2019 
Gustavo Dulanto (Peru)
Defender
Real Garcilaso
Boavista
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 6, 2019 
Muriel (Brazil)
-
Belenenses
Fluminense
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 7, 2019 
Andre Claro
Striker
Boavista
Academica
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Andre Micael
-
Al Faisaly (Saudi Arabia)
Pacos Ferreira
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Kevem (Brazil)
-
-
Pacos Ferreira
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Cleylton (Brazil)
-
Belenenses
Hatta Club (UAE)
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Ricrado Valente
-
Maritimo
Hatta Club (UAE)
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Imed Faraj (France)
Winger
Lille
Belenenses
Loan
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Hakim Ouro-Sama (Togo)
Defender
Lille
Belenenses
Loan
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Yuri Ribeiro
Defender
Benfica
Nottingham Forest
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Alfa Semedo
Midfelder
Benfica
Nottingham Forest
Loan
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Gustavo (Brazil)
Striker
Moreirense
Cova da Piedade
Loan
Maisfutebol
July 8, 2019 
Mauro Cerqueira
Defender
Nacional
Academica
Next Season
A Bola
July 8, 2019 
Angelo Neto
-
Moreirense
Al Fayha (Saudi Arabia)
Loan from Sao Caetano (Brazil)
Maisfutebol

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
July 2, 2019
Florentino
Midfielder
Benfica
2024
Maisfutebol
July 3, 2019
David Tavares
Midfielder
Benfica
2024
Maisfutebol

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 July 4, 2019
Tiago Picado
-
Setubal
Maisfutebol
 July 4, 2019
Bruno Ventura
-
Setubal
Maisfutebol
 July 5, 2019
Diogo Nascimento (16 years old)
Midfielder
Benfica
Maisfutebol
 July 5, 2019
Nelson Pereira
-
Sporting CP
Maisfutebol

IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, July 2, 2019:
-

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:

-

Thursday,  July 4, 2019:

-

Friday, July 5, 2019:
-

Saturday, July 6, 2019:

- St Truiden’s 19 –year-old Cameroonian striker Mo Nitcheu was killed in a car accident. (Source Walfoot.be online)

Sunday, July 7, 2019:
-

Monday, July 8, 2019:

-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
July 2, 2019 
Adrien Bongiovanni
-
Monaco
Cercle Brugge
Loan extension
RTBF.be
July 2, 2019 
Luka Zarandia (Georgia)
-
Arka Gdynia
Zulte-Waregem
Next Season
Footnews.be
July 3, 2019 
Menno Koh
Defender
NAC
Eupen
Next Season
RTBF.be
July 3, 2019 
Meschak Elia (DR Congo)
Winger
TP Mazembe
Anderlecht
Next Season
RTBF.be
July 3, 2019 
Arsene Zola (DR Congo)
Defender
TP Mazembe
Anderlecht
Next Season
RTBF.be
July 3, 2019 
Carlos Cuesta (Colombia)
Defender
Atletico Nacional
Genk
Next Season
RTBF.be
July 3, 2019 
Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui
-
Anderlecht
Chaleroi
Next Season
Footnews.be
July 3, 2019 
Martin Hongla
-
Granada
Antwerp
Next Season
Walfoot.be
July 4, 2019 
Michel Vlap (Holland)
-
Heerenveen
Anderlecht
Next Season
RTBF.be
July 4, 2019 
Seduard Sobol (Ukraine)
Defender
Shakhtar Donetsk
Club Brugge
Loan with option to buy
RTBF.be
July 4, 2019 
Silvere Ganvoula
Striker
Anderlecht
Bochum
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Footnews. be
July 4, 2019 
Andreas Beck (Germnay)
-
Stuttgart
Eupem
Next Season
Walfoot.be
July 4, 2019 
Sander Coopman
Midfielder
Ostend
Antwerp
Next Season
RTBF.be
July 5, 2019 
Riley McGree
Midfielder
Club Brugge
Adelaid United
Next Season
Footnews. be
July 5, 2019 
Julien Serrano
Defender
Monaco
Cercle Brugge
Loan
L’Equipe
July 5, 2019 
Idriss Saadi
Striker
Strasbourg
Cercle Brugge
Loan
L’Equipe
July 5, 2019 
Samir Nasri (France)
Midfielder
West Ham
Anderlecht
Next Season
L’Equipe
July 5, 2019 
Hamdi Harbaoui (Tunisia)
Striker
Zulte Waregem
Al Ain (Qatar)
Next Season
Footnews.be
July 5, 2019 
Caper Nielsen (Denmark)
Midfielder
Odense
Union St Gilloise
Next Season
Footnews.be
July 5, 2019 
Nguyen Ceng Phuong (Vietnam)
-
Hoang Anh Gia Lai
St Truiden
Next Season
Walfoot.be
July 5, 2019 
Cyle Larin (Canada)
-
Besiktas
Zulte waregem
Loan with option to buy
Walfoot.be
July 6, 2019 
Omar Govea (Mexico)
Midfielder
Antwerp
Zulte Waregem
Next Season
Walfoot.be
July 6, 2019 
Recep Gul
Winger
Galatasaray
Westerlo
Loan with option to buy
Walfoot.be
July 8, 2019 
Martin Hongla (Cameroon)
Midfielder
Granada
Antwerp
Next Season
Footnews.be
July 8, 2019 
Amadou Sagna (Senegla)
Winger
Cayor Foot (Senegal)
Club Brugge
Next Season
RTBF.be
July 8, 2019 
Patrik Hrosovsky (Slovakia)
Midfielder
Cayor Foot (Senegal)
Viktoria Plzen
Genk
RTBF.be
July 8, 2019 
Rubin Seigers
Defender
Genk
Beerschot
Loan
Footnews.be
July 8, 2019 
Yaya Sane (Senegal)
Defender
Free Agent
Ostend
Next Season
Footnews.be



Diary (extra):

Tuesday, July 2, 2019:

-Edouard Mendy has withdrawn from the Senegal squad after an injury. (Source L’Equipe online)

-The body of missing Female Switzerland footballer Florijana Ismaili has been found at Lake Como. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Lionel Messi criticized the refereeing in Argentina’s match vs. Brazil, as they had two penalty kick appeals waved off. (Source AS.com online)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:

-Christian Atsu has withdrawn from the Ghana squad after an injury. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Jonathan Bolingi has withdrawn from the DR Congo squad after an injury. (Source L’Equipe online)

Thursday, July 4, 2019:

-Brazil player Willian will miss the Copa America Final due to injury. (Source Sky Sports online)

-The Argentina Federation have made a formal complaint to Conmebol over the refereeing in their match vs. Brazil. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has opened legal proceedings against FIFA for ‘moral damage’ as well as reclaiming up to 60 watches that he claims are in their possession. (Source BBC Football online)

Friday, July 5, 2019:

- Former Brazilian player from the 70s into the 90s, Milton da Cunha Mendon├ža passed away aged 63. (Source Wikipedia online)

Saturday, July 6, 2019:

-Brazil defender Marquinhos revelead that in the Brazil-Argentina Copa America match he was marking Messi after suffering from diarrhea during the match. (Source RT Sports online)

-Lionel Messi was sent off along with Chile’s Gary Medel after an altercation during the Copa America third place match. It was Messi’s first International red card since 2005. (Source BBC Football online)

-Lionel Messi later boycotted the medal ceremony as protest against the “corruption” he felt was directed at Argentina. Conmebol shot back saying that questioning the integrity of the organization was unacceptable. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Morocco’s Mbark Boussoufa announced his International retirement. (Source BBC Football online)

Sunday, July 7, 2019:

-Sebastien Desabre has left his post as Uganda National Team Manager following African Nations Cup elimination. (Source BBC Football online)

-Following African Nations Cup elimination, Egypt Federation President Hany Abo Rida has resigned and sacked National Team Manager Javier Aguirre and his entire technical staff. (Source BBC Football online)

- Former Kenya Footballer Joe Kadenge passed away aged 84. (Source Wikipedia online)

-By triumphing in the Copa America, Brazil Captain Dani Alves has won his 40th title in his career He was also voted as the best player of the Tournamnet. (Source L’Equipe online)

- Brazil Manager Tite stated that Lionel Messi musy show more respect following the player’s recent declarations. (Source L’Equipe online)

-USA’s Christian Pulisic was named as Gold Cup’s Young Player of the Year. (Source AS.com online)

-Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down a record offer for a Manager from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergarnde. (Source Sport Bild online)


Monday, July 8, 2019:

-Brazil’s Gabroel Jesus has apologized for his outburst following his sending off yesterday vs, Peru, where he pushed the VAR panel box on his way off the field. (Source AS.com online)

-UEFA have denied reports that Argentina would be invited to participate in the Nations League. There had been reports that due to the Argentineans growing discontent with Conmebol they were open to such a move. (Source Marca online)

-Emmanuel Amuneke has left his post as Tanzania National Team Manager. (Source BBC Football online)

-Gold Cup XI was named as follows:
Goalkeeper: Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)
Defenders: Luis Rodriguez (Mexico), Aaron Long (USA), Carlos Salcedo (Mexico), Jesus Gallardo (Mexico)
Midfielders: Jonathan Dos Santos (Mexico), Andres Guardado (Mexico), Michael Bradley (USA)
Strikers: Jonathan David (Canada), Raul Jimenez (Mexico), Christian Pulisic (USA)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
July 3, 2019 
Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)
Midfielder
Free Agnet
Qingdao Huanghai (China)
Next Season
BBC Football


I. Copa America:

Copa America-Quarterfinals:

Tuesday, July 2, 2019:
Brazil 2-Argentina 0 (Gabriel Jesus 19, Roberto Firmino 71)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:
Chile 0-Peru 3 (Edison Flores 21, Yoshimar Yotun 38, Jose Paolo Guerrero 90)

Copa America-Third Place:

Saturday, July 6, 2019:
Chile 1-Argentina 2 (Arturo Vodal 59 pen / Sergio Aguero 12, Paulo Dybala 22)

Copa America-Final:

Sunday, July 7, 2019:
Brazil 3-Peru 1 (Everton 5, Gabriel Jesus 45, Richarlison 90 pen / Jose Paolo Guerrero 44 pen)

II. CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Semifinals:

Tuesday, July 2, 2019:
Haiti 0-Mexico 1 (Raul Jimenez 93 pen)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019:
Jamaica 1-USA 3 (Shamar Nicholson 69 / Weston McKennie 9, Christian Pulisic 52, 87)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Final:

Sunday, July 7, 2019:
USA 0-Mexico 1 (Jonathan dos Santos 73)



III. African Nations Cup:

African Nations Cup-Group E:

Tuesday, July 2, 2019:
Angola 0-Mali 1 (Amadou haidara 37)
Mauritania 0-Tunisia 0 (-)

African Nations Cup-Group F:

Tuesday, July 2, 2019:
Benin 0-Cameroon 0 (-)
Guinea-Bissau 0-Ghana 2 (Jordan Ayew 46, Thomas 72)

African Nations Cup-Second Round:

Friday, July 3, 2019:
Morocco 1-Benin 1 (Youssef En-Nesyri 76 / Moise Adilehou 53) (Benin won 4-1 on penalty kick shoot-out)
Uganda 0-Senegal 1 (Sadio Mane 15)

Saturday, July 6, 2019:
Nigeria 3-Cameroon 2 (Odion Ighalo 19, 63, Alex Iwobi 66 / Stephane Bahoken 41, Clinton N’Jie 44)
Egypt 0-South Africa 1 (Thembinkosi Lorch 85)

Sunday, July 7, 2019:
Madagascar 2-DR Congo 2 (Ibrahim Amada 9, Faneva Andriastsima 77 / Cedric Bakambu 21, Chancel Mbemba 90) (Madagascar won 4-2 on penalty kick shoot-out)
Algeria 3-Guinea 0 (M.Youcef Belaili 24, Riyad Mahrez 57 Adam Ounas 82)

Monday, July 8, 2019:
Mali 0-Ivory Coast 1 (Wilfried Zaha 76)
Ghana 1-Tunisia 1 (Rami Bedoui (own goal) 90 / T.Yassine Khenissi 73)(Tunisia won 5-4 on penalty kick shoot-out)

IV. Friendlies:

Sunday, July 7, 2019:
India 2-Tajikistan 4 (??)

Monday, July 8, 2019:
Syria 5-North Korea 2 (??)