Monday, July 9, 2018

World Cup Diary-part 43-July 9th, 2018 (Day 26)


Team News:

-Luis Enrique has been appointed as the new National Team Manager of Spain. Jose Molina has also been appointed as the team’s new Sporting Director. (Source BBC Football Online)

-All 23 England players trained today. There had been some injury concersn over Vardy and Henderson. (Source Sky Sports Online)

- Toby Alderweireld is assumed to be the suspended Thomas Meunier’s replacement in the Belgian defense ahead of their match vs. France.  (Source L’Equipe online)

- Croatia have dismissed Ognjen Vukojevic from its technical staff after his viral video with Domagoj Vida where he prasied Ukraine. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-France’s Mbappe, Pavard and Kante missed the team training today to recuperate. (Source L’Equipe Online)

-Following his own goal vs. Belgium, Brazil’s Fernandinho has been the subject of racist remarks online. (Source Online)

-Croatia’s Sime Vrsaljko has been ruled out of the semifinal vs. England due to injury. Vedran Corluka is expected to replace him in the lineup. (Source Daily Mail Online)

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