Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-64 (Week of June 25-July 1, 2019)-part 2




Photo From: L'Equipe, July 2, 2019



VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, June 25, 2019:
- Adie Bogers, Rogier Meijer and Francois Gesthuizen have been appinted as co-Managers at NEC. (Source Voetbalzone online)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019:

-
Thursday, June 27, 2019:

-
Friday, June 28, 2019:

-
Saturday, June 29, 2019:
-

Sunday, June 30, 2019:

-

Monday, July 1, 2019:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 25, 2019 
Thomas Verhaar
Striker
Ajax Cape Town (South Africa)
Excelsior
Next Season
vi.nl
June 25, 2019 
Joel Zwarts
Striker
Feyenoord
Excelsior
Next Season
vi.nl
June 26, 2019 
Furdjel Narsingh
Striker
De Graafschap
Ararat (Armenia)
Next Season
vi.nl
June 26, 2019 
Rochdi Achenteh
Defender
FC Eindhoven
Ararat (Armenia)
Next Season
vi.nl
June 26, 2019 
Mees Hoedemakers
Midfielder
AZ
SC Cambuur
Loan
vi.nl
June 26, 2019 
Zeki Erkilinic
-
Heracles
Dordrecht
Next Season
vi.nl
June 26, 2019 
Ryan Koolwijk
-
Excelsior
Trencin
Next Season
vi.nl
June 26, 2019 
Guus Joppen
Defender
NEC
Helmond Sport
Next Season
vi.nl
June 26, 2019 
Finn Stokkers
Striker
Fortuna Sittard
NAC
Next Season
vi.nl
June 27, 2019 
Lisandro Semedo (Portugal)
-
Fortuna Sittard
OFI Crete
Loan
vi.nl
June 27, 2019 
Roger Riera
Defender
Vilareal B
NAC
Next Season
vi.nl
June 27, 2019 
Hidde Jurjus
Goalkeeper
PSV Eindhoven
De Graafschap
Loan
vi.nl
June 27, 2019 
Robbin Ruiter
Goalkeeper
Sunderland
PSV Eindhoven
Next Season
vi.nl
June 27, 2019 
Paco van Moorsel
Midfielder
Go Ahaed Eagles
Den Bosch
Next Season
vi.nl
June 28, 2019 
Bruma
Winger
RB Leipzig
PSV Eindhoven
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 28, 2019 
Sam Schreck
-
Dusseldorf
Groningen
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 29, 2019 
Jerome Sinclair
Striker
Watford
VVV
Loan
Four Four Two
June 29, 2019 
Simon van Duivenbooden
Striker
Vitesse
PSV Eindhoven
Next Season
vi.nl
June 29, 2019 
Khalid Karami
Defender
Vitesse
Sparta
Next Season
vi.nl
June 29, 2019 
Tomas Hajek
Defender
Viktoria Plzen
Vitesse
Next Season
vi.nl
June 30, 2019 
Grad Damen
-
NAC
SC Cambuur
Next Season
vi.nl
July 1, 2019 
Dico Koppers
Defender
PEC Zwolle
Almere City
Next Season
vi.nl
July 1, 2019 
Dsullay Kaikai
Striker
NAC
Free Agent
Contract Rescincded
Voetbalzone.nl

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
July 1, 2019
Melle Meulensteen
Defender
RKC
2022
vi.nl

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 June 29, 2019
Dennis Vos (17 years old)
-
PSV Eindhoven
vi.nl


VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019:
-Oran Kearney has left his post as St Mirren Manager. (Source BBC Football online)


Wednesday, June 26, 2019:

-
Thursday, June 27, 2019:

-David Turnbull’s proposed transfer to Celtic has been withdrawn, as the player requires immediate knee surgery. (Source BBC Football online)

Friday, June 28, 2019:

-Jim Goodwin was appointed as St Mirren Manager. (Source BBC Football online)

Saturday, June 29, 2019:
-

Sunday, June 30, 2019:

-
  
Monday, July 1, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 25, 2019 
Matija Sarkic (Montenegro)
Goalkeeper
Aston Villa
Livingston
Loan
BBC Football
June 25, 2019 
Christian Doidge
Striker
Forest Green Rovers
Hibernian
Next Season
BBC Football
June 25, 2019 
Kenny Miller
Striker
Dundee
Patrick Thistle
Next Season
Sky Sports
June 26, 2019 
Tom James
Defende
Yeovil Town
Hibernian
Next Season
BBC Football
June 26, 2019 
Greg Leigh
Defender
NAC
Aberdeen
Loan
BBC Football
June 26, 2019 
Dean Lyness
Goalkeeper
Raith Rovers
St Mirren
Next Season
BBC Football
June 27, 2019 
Conor Washington (Northern Ireland)
Striker
Sheffield United
Hearts
Next Season
BBC Football
June 28, 2019 
Christopher Julien (France)
Defender
Toulouse
Celtic
Next Season
BBC Football
June 28, 2019 
Jamie Walker
Striker
Wigan Athletic
Hearts
Next Season
BBC Football
June 29, 2019 
Luca Connell
Midfielder
Bolton Wanderers
Celtic
Next Season
BBC Football
July 1, 2019 
Johnny Hunt
Defender
Stevenage
Hamilton
Next Season
BBC Football
July 1, 2019 
Chris Maxwell
Goalkeeper
Preston North End
Hibernian
Loan
BBC Football

VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, June 25, 2019:
-

Wednesday, June 26, 2019:
-

Thursday, June 27, 2019:

-

Friday, June 28, 2019:

-

Saturday, June 29, 2019:
-
Sunday, June 30, 2019:

-

Monday, July 1, 2019:
- Iker Casillas has resumed training with Porto following his heart attack. (Source Football Espana online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 25, 2019 
Francisco Geraldes
Midfielder
Sporting CP
AEK Athens
Loan
Maisfutebol
June 25, 2019 
Jose Augusto (Brazil)
Midfielder
Gremio
Santa Clara
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 25, 2019 
Alex Pinto
-
Benfica
Gil Vicente
Loan
Maisfutebol
June 25, 2019 
Leandro Vilela (Brazil)
Midfielder
Parana
Setubal
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 25, 2019 
Guilherme Ramos
Defender
 Sporting CP
Feirense
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 25, 2019 
Diogo Viana
-
Belenenses
Braga
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 26, 2019 
Alef
-
Braga
APOEL (Cyprus)
Loan
Maisfutebol
June 26, 2019 
Alex Centelles
-
Valencia
Famalicao
Loan
Maisfutebol
June 26, 2019 
Lionn
-
Free Agent (formerly Chaves)
Famalicao
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 26, 2019 
Lawrence Ofori
-
Leixoes
Famalicao
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 26, 2019 
Joao Vigario
-
   Guimaraes
Tondela
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 26, 2019 
Lourency (Brazil)
-
   Chapecoense
Gil Vicente
Next Season
A Bola
June 27, 2019 
Joao Afonso
Defender
  Guimaraes
Santa Clara
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 27, 2019 
Khalid Hachadi (Morocco)
Striker
Olympique Club Khouribga
Setubal
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 27, 2019 
Claude Goncalves
Midfielder
Troyes
Gil Vicente
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 27, 2019 
Valentin Rosier
Defender
Dijon
Sporting CP
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 27, 2019 
Caio Lucas
-
Al Ain (UAE)
Benfica
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 28, 2019
Rafael Camacho
-
Liverpool
Sporting CP
Next Season
Sky Sports
June 28, 2019 
Jhonder Cadiz
Striker
Setubal
Benfica
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 28, 2019 
Helder Ferreira
-
Guimaraes
Pacos Ferreira
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 28, 2019 
Bruninho (Brazil)
Defender
Tombense
Aves
Next Season
A Bola
June 28, 2019 
Willyan
Defender
Cova da Piedade
Portimonense
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 28, 2019 
Kellyton (Brazil)
Defender
Uberaba
Gil Vicente
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 29, 2019 
Yohan Tavares
Defender
Troyes
Tondela
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 29, 2019 
Joao Tavares
Midfielder
Braga
Feirense
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 29, 2019 
Joao Afonso (Brazil)
Midfielder
Goias
Gil Vicente
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 29, 2019 
Carlos Junior (Brazil)
Striker
Rio Ave
Santa Clara
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 29, 2019 
Jhon Cley (Brazil)
Midfielder
Centro Sportivo Alagoano
Maritimo
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 30, 2019 
Luquinhas
-
Aves
Legia Warsaw
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 30, 2019 
Fernando Cardozo
-
Olimpia
Boavista
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 1, 2019 
Gustavo Assuncao
Midfielder
Atletico Madrid
Famalicao
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 1, 2019 
Steven Pereira
Defender
CSKA Sofia
Santa Calara
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 1, 2019 
Marcelinho (Brazil)
Winger
Londrina
Maritimo
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 1, 2019 
Ricardo Costa
Defender
Tondela
Boavusta
Next Season
Maisfutebol
July 1, 2019 
Djavan (Brazil)
-
Chaves
Moreirense
Next Season
Maisfutebol

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 28, 2019
Uilton (Brazil)
Striker
Pacos Ferreira
2020
Maisfutebol
June 30, 2019
Andre Almeida
Defender
Benfica
2023
Maisfutebol
June 30, 2019
Diogo Mendes
Midfielder
Benfica
-
Maisfutebol

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 July 1, 2019
Tomas Igreja (17 years old)
Goalkeeper
Chaves
A Bola

IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, June 25, 2019:
-Georges Leekens is to be questioned by the Footgate Investigators. According to his former Agent Dejan Veljkovic he profited by earning a better salary at Lokeren through his services. (Source walfoot.be online)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019:

-

Thursday,  June 27, 2019:

-As part of the Footgate, Dejan Veljkovic has informed investigators that former Club Brugge Manager Ivan Leno received extra payment in certain player transfers. (Source RTBF.be online)

Friday, June 28, 2019:
-Charleroi’s Javier Martos abbounced his retirement from the game. (Source RTBF.be online)

-

Saturday, June 29, 2019:

-

Sunday, June 30, 2019:
-

Monday, July 1, 2019:

- Mechelen Principal Olivier Somers and Technical Director Stefaan Vanroy have left Mechelen as part of the Footgate. (Source RTBF.be online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 25, 2019 
Quentin Vande Wattyne
-
Mouscron
Standard Liege
Next Season
Jupiler League App
June 25, 2019 
Nicolas Gavory (France)
-
Utrecht
Standard Liege
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 26, 2019 
Anthony Limbombe
Winger
Nantes
Standard Liege
Loan
L’Equipe
June 26, 2019 
Guillaume Hubert
Goalkeeper
Club Brugge
Cercle Brugge
Loan with option to buy
RTBF.be
June 26, 2019 
Jonah Osabutey (Ghana)
Striker
Werder Bremen
Mouscron
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 26, 2019 
Igor Vetokele
Striker
Charlton Athletic (England)
Westerlo
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 26, 2019 
Mako Bakic (Montenegro)
-
Braga
Mouscron
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Footnews.be
June 26, 2019 
Nathan Rodes
-
Charleroi
Union Titus Petange (Luxembourg)
Loan
Walfoot.be
June 27, 2019 
Sami Allagui (Tunisia)
Striker
Sanklt Pauli
Mouscron
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 27, 2019 
Ryan Sanusi
Midfielder
Grenoble
Beerschot
Next Season
vi.nl
June 27, 2019 
Kader Keita (Fracne)
Midfielder
Lille
Westerlo
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 27, 2019 
Yan Vogorovskiy (Kazakhstan)
Defender
Kairat Almaty
Beerschot
Next Season
Footnews.be
June 28, 2019 
Stephen Odey (Nigeria)
Striker
FC Zurich
Genk
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 28, 2019 
Deni Hocko (Montenegro)
Midfielder
Famalicao
Mouscron
Next Season
Footnews.be
June 28, 2019 
Junior Pius (Nigeria)
Defender
Pacos Ferreira
Antwerp
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 28, 2019 
Zinho Vanheusden
Defender
Inter
Standard Liege
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Football Italia
June 28, 2019 
Flavio Ciampicchetti (Argrntina)
Striker
Macara (Ecuador)
Eupen
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 29, 2019 
Vanja Milinkovic-Savic
Goalkeeper
Torino
Standard Liege
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 29, 2019 
Ritchie De Laet
Defender
Melbourne City
Antwerp
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 29, 2019 
Serge Gakpe (Togo)
Striker
Cercle Brugge
Apollon Limassol (Cyprus)
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 29, 2019 
Ante Palaversa (Croatia)
Midfielder
Manchester City
Ostend
Loan
RTBF.be
June 29, 2019 
Thibault De Smet
Defender
Gent
St Truiden
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 30, 2019 
William Owusu
-
Antwerp
(UAE)
Next Season
Footnews.be
June 30, 2019 
Kader Keita
Midfielder
Lille
Westerlo
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 30, 2019 
Jelle Van Damme
-
Antwerp
Lokeren
Next Season
Footnews.be
July 1, 2019 
Daniel Schmidt (Japan)
Goalkeeper
Vegalta Sendai
St Truiden
Next Season
Walfoot.be
July 1, 2019 
Giulian Biancone
Defender
Monaco
Cercle Brugge
Loan
L’Equipe
July 1, 2019 
Loic Badiashile
-
Monaco
Cercle Brugge
Loan
L’Equipe
July 1, 2019 
Carlos Cuesta (Colombia)
Defender
Monaco
-
Genk
Footnews.be

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 26, 2019
Dorian Dessoleil
-
Charleroi
2024
RTBF.be
June 28, 2019
Sebastien Dewaest
Defender
Genk
2023
RTBF.be
June 28, 2019
Vadis Odjidja 
Midfielder
Gent
2021
Walfoot.be
June 28, 2019
Lois Openda 
-
Club Brugge
2023
Walfoot.be
June 28, 2019
Thibault Vlietinck 
-
Club Brugge
2022
Walfoot.be

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 June 27, 2019
Kamil Van de Pierre (15 years old)
-
Genk
Jupiler League App
 June 27, 2019
Sam Krawczyk (15 years old)
-
Genk
Jupiler League App
 June 27, 2019
Xander Lambrix (19 years old)
-
Genk
Jupiler League App

Diary (extra):

Tuesday, June 25, 2019:

-

Wednesday, June 26, 2019:

-Amr Warda has been sent home from Egypt’s African Nations Cup squad for disciplinary resaons concerning his social media activity with some women. (Source BBC Football online)

-Cameroon’s request to call up a replacement for Joel Tagueu has been rejected. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Starting the 2020-21 season, Russian clubs will be allowed to field eight foreign players. (Source Fox Sports online)

Thursday, June 27, 2019:

-Ryan Griggs was inducted in the Wales Sport Hall of Fame. (Source Sky Sports online)

-FIFA have removed Macau from the 2022 World Cup qualifiers after they refused to send their team Sri Lanka due to their security concerns. (Source Fox Sports online)

Friday, June 28, 2019:

-Egypt have recalled Amr Warda after he apologized to friends, family and teammates. (Source BBC Football online)

-Brazil are to keep Richarlison in isolation from the rest of Brazil’s Copa America squad as he is suffering from mumps. His Copa America is effectively over. (Source The Sun online)

-Adama Niane has been expelled from Mali’s African Nations squad after an altercation over getting a haircut with a teammate. (Source Reuters UK online)

-The Brazil Federation has been fined $15,000 for homophobic chants of its fans in their Copa America match vs. Bolivia. (Source Reuters UK online)

Saturday, June 29, 2019:

-Nigerian Federation have agreed on bonuses for the African Nations Cup and therefore a potential player strike is off. (Source BBC Football online)

-Former Zambia defender from the 60s and 70s, Dickson Makwaza passed away aged 76. (Source lusakatimes online)

-Serge Aurier has withdrawn from the Ivory Coast squad after an injury. (Source cartilage free captain online)


Sunday, June 30, 2019:

-Female Switzerland footballer Florijana Ismaili is feared drowned at Lake Como. (Source RT Sport online)

-Daniela Mejia, wife of Colombia player William Tesillo, stated that the family has received death threats after the player missed a spot kick in a penalty shoot-out vs. Chile in the Copa America. (Source Fox Sports online)

Monday, July 1, 2019:

-Ljubisa Tumbakovic was appointed as the National Team Manager of Serbia. (Source Fox Sports online)

-Former Hungarian striker from the 50s and 60s (and later a long serving Manager in Holland) Sandor Popovics passed away aged 80.. (Source wikipedia online)



I. Copa America:

Copa America-Quarterfinals:

Thursday, June 27, 2019:
Brazil 0-Paraguay 0 (-) (Brazil won 4-3 on penalty kick shoot-out)

Friday, June 28, 2019:
Venezuela 0-Argentina 2 (Lautaro Martinez 10, Giovani Lo Celso 75)
Colombia 0-Chile 0 (-) (Chile won 5-4 on penalty kick shoot-out)

Saturday, June 29, 2019:
Uruguay 0-Peru 0 (-) (Peru won 5-4 on penalty kick shoot-out)


II. CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group C:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019:
Jamaica 1-Curaçao 1 (Shamar Nicholson 14 / Jurien Gaari 90)
Honduras 4-El Salvador 0 (Jorge Alvarez 59, Rubilio Castillo 65, Bryan Acosta 75, Emilio Izaguirre 90)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group D:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019:
Trinidad and Tobago 1-Guyana 1 (Kevin Molino 80 / Neil Danns 54)
Panama 0-USA 1 (Jozy Altidore 66)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Quartefinals:

Saturday, June 29, 2019:
Haiti 3-Canada 2 (Duckens Nazon 50, Herve Bazile 70 pen, W.Guerrier 76 / Jonathan David 18, L.Daniel Cavallini 28)
Mexico 1-Costa Rica 1 (Raul Jimenez 44 / Bryan Ruiz 52 pen)(Mexico won 5-4 on penalty kick shoot-out)

Sunday, June 30, 2019:
Jamaica 1-Panama 0 (Darren Mattocks 75 pen)
USA 1-Curacao 0 (Weston McKennie 25)


III. African Nations Cup:

African Nations Cup-Group F:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019:
Cameroon 2-Guinea-Bissau 0 (Yaya Banana 66, Stphane Bahoken 85)
Ghana 2-Benin 2 (Andre Ayew 9, Jordan Ayew 42 / Mickael Pote 2, 63)

African Nations Cup-Group A:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019:
Uganda 1-Zimbabwe 1 (Emmanuel Okwi 12 / Khama Billat 40)
Egypt 2-DR Congo 0 (A.El Mohamady 25, Mohamed Salah 43)

African Nations Cup-Group B:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019:
Nigeria 1-Guinea 0 (Kenneth Omeruo 73)

Thursday, June 27, 2019:
Madagascar 1-Burundi 0 (Marco Ilaimaharitra 76)

African Nations Cup-Group C:

Thursday, June 27, 2019:
Senegal 0-Algeria 1 (M.Youcef Belaili 49)
Kenya 3-Tanzania 2 (Michael Olunga 39, 80, Johanna Omolo 62 / Simon Msuwa 6, Mbwana Samata 40)

African Nations Cup-Group D:

Friday, June 28, 2019:
Morocco 1-Ivory Coast 0 (Youssef En-Nesyri 23)
South Africa 1-Namibia 0 (Bongani Zungu 68)

African Nations Cup-Group E:

Friday, June 28, 2019:
Tunisia 1-Mali 1 (Mahbi Khazri 70 / Diadie Samassekou 60)

Saturday, June 29, 2019:
Mauritania 0-Angola 0 (-)

African Nations Cup-Group F:

Saturday, June 29, 2019:
Cameroon 0-Ghana 0 (-)
Benin 0-Guinea-Bissau 0 (-)

African Nations Cup-Group A:

Sunday, June 30, 2019:
Uganda 0-Egypt 2 (Mohamed Salah 36, A. El Mohamady 45)
Zimbabwe 0-DR Congo 4 (Jonathan Bolingi 4, Cedric Bakambu 34, 65 pen, Britt Assombalonga 78)

African Nations Cup-Group B:

Sunday, June 30, 2019:
Burundi 0-Guinea 2 (Mohamed Yattara 25, 52)
Madagascar 2-Nigeria 0 (L.Nomenjanahary 13, Andriamahitsinoro 53)

African Nations Cup-Group C:

Monday, July 1, 2019:
Kenya 0-Senegal 3 (Ismaila Sarr 63, Sadio Mane 71, 78 pen)
Tanzania 0-Algeria 3 (Islam Slimani 35, Adam Ounas 39, 45)

African Nations Cup-Group D:

Monday, July 1, 2019:
Namibia 1-Ivory Coast 4 (Joslin Kamatuka 71 / Max-Alain Gradel 39, Geoffroy Serey Die 58, Wilfried Zaha 84, Maxwel Cornet 89)
South Africa 0-Morocco 1 (Mbark Boussoufa 90)

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