Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-62 (Week of June 11-June 17, 2019)




Photo From: L'Equipe, June 19, 2019
(Michel Platini)



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, June 11, 2019:

-
Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

-Rio Ferdinand has been named as FA’s lead ambassador for Euro 2020. (Source Daily Mail  online)

-Pep Guardiola denied reports that he is to take a coaching sabbatical in the near future. (Source Corriere dello Sportonline)

Thursday, June 13, 2019:

-Croatian Slaven Bilic was appointed as Manager of West Bromwich Albion. (Source BBC Football online)

-Franck Ribery has been linked with a move to Sheffield United. (Source Bulinews online)

Friday, June 14, 2019:

-Chelsea have agreed for Manager Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus. (Source BBC Football online)

Saturday, June 15, 2019:

-

Sunday, June 16, 2019:

-Paul Pogba has hinted that he might leave Manchester United for a ‘new challenge’. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Frank Lampard has reportedly agreed to manage Chelsea. (Source Daily Mail online)

-Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) has reportedly rejected an offer from Juventus. (Source Football Italia online)

-Chelsea assistant Manager Gianfranco Zola is set to leave the club. (Source Sky Sports online)

Monday, June 17, 2019:

-Fredrik Ljungberg was appointed as an Assistant Manager at Arsenal. (Source L’Équipe online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 11, 2019 
Harry McKirdy
Striker
Aston Villa
Carlisle
Next Season
The Guardian
June 12, 2019 
Daniel James (Wales)
-
Swansea
Manchester United
Next Season
vi.nl
June 13, 2019 
Moussa Djenepo
-
Standard Liege
Southampton
Next Season
Fotnews.be
June 13, 2019 
Wesley (Brazil)
Striker
Club Brugge
Aston Villa
Next Season
Sky Sports
June 14, 2019 
Pablo Formals (Spain)
Striker
Villareal
West Ham
Next Season
BBC Football
June 14, 2019 
Regan Poole
Defender
Manchester United
MK Dons
Next Season
The Guardian
June 15, 2019 
Tommy Elphick
Defender
Aston Villa
Huddersfield
Next Season
The Guardian
June 17, 2019 
Kortney Hause
Defender
Wolves
Aston Villa
Next Reason
Reuters UK
June 17, 2019 
Josh Pask
Defender
West Ham
Coventry
Next Reason
The Guardian

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 12, 2019
Craig Cathcart
Defender
Watford
2023
Sky Sports
June 14, 2019
Harvey Barnes
-
Leicester
2024
Sky Sports


II.  Italy
Diary:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
-Paulo Fonseca was appointed as the new Manager of AS Roma. (Source BBC Football online)

-Daniele Prade has left his post as Udinese’s Technical Director. (Source Football Italia online)

-Pantaleo Corvino has left his post as Fiorentina’s Technical Director. (Source Football Italia online)

-The proposed take-over of Sampdoria with a consortium including Ginaluca Vialli (and York capital) has been withdrawn. (Source Football Italia online)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

-Daniele Prade has been appointed as Technical Director at Fiorentina. (Source Football Italia online)

-Pierpaolo Marino has been appointed as Technical Director at Udinese. (Source Corriere dello Sport online)

-Genoa President Enrico Preziosi threatened Former Sampdoria Director Edoardo Garrone with a lawsuit after the latter accused him of financial mismanagement. (Source Football Italia online)

Thursday, June 13, 2019:

-Agent Mino Raiola has his worldwide ban suspended after his appeal to (Cas)-Court of Arbitration for Sport. (Source BBC Football online)

-AS Roma have pulled out of the international Champions Cup this summer due to scheduling conflicts with Europa League matches. They are to be replaced with Fiorentina. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Andrea Stramaccioni was appointed as the Manager of Iranian club Esteghlal. (Source Football Italia online)

-Andrea Pinamonti has withdrawn from Italy U-21 squad due to injury. He has been replaced with Federico Bonazzoli (Padova). (Source Football Italia online)

-Massimiliano Allegri is set to take a one year sabbatical. (Source L’Equipe online)

Friday, June 14, 2019:

-Ivan Juric was appointed as Hellas Verona Manager. (Source Football Italia online)

-Paolo Maldini has been appointed as Technical Director at AC Milan. Zvonimir Boban has left his post at FIFA to become AC Milan’s Chief Football Officer (Source Football Italia online)

-Vincenzo Montella was confirmed as Fiorentina Manager after a meeting with President Rocco Commisso. (Source Football Italia online)

-Aurelio Andreazzoli was appointed as Genoa Manager. (Source La Gazzetta Dello Sport online)

Saturday, June 15, 2019:

-Marco Giampaolo has left his post as Sampdoria Manager and is tipped to be the next AC Milan Manager. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Francesco Totti is set to leave his position in the AS Roma organization. (Source Corriere dello Sport online)

-Ciro Immobile and Frosinone have been implicated in the match fixing scandal in Spain. Immobile’s lawyer denied the player’s involvement. (Source Football Italia online)

Sunday, June 16, 2019:

-Maurizio Sarri was appointed as Manager of Juventus. (Source BBC Football online)

Monday, June 17, 2019:

-Frosinone have denied involvement in the match fixing scandal in Spain. (Source Football Italia online)

-Alessandro Nesta was appointed as Manager of   Frosinone. (Source Tuttosport online)

-Francesco Totti criticized the Roma hierarchy in his farewell press conference. (Source Daily Mail online)

-AS Roma described Francesco Totti’s recent attacks as ‘far from reality’. (Source Football Italia online)

-Walter Sabatini has been appointed as Bologna’s Technical Coordinator. (Source Football Italia online)

-Former Italian striker from the 50s and 60s, Remo Vigni passed away aged 80. (Source Wikipedia online)



Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 11, 2019 
Mardochee Nzita
-
Anderlecht
Perugia
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 11, 2019 
Mato Jajalo
Midfielder
Palermo
Udinese
Next Season
The Guardian
June 12, 2019 
Brayan Vera (Colombia)
Defender
Leones FC
      Lecce
Next Season
Football Italia
June 12, 2019 
Lucien Agoume
Midfielder
Sochaux
      Inter
Next Season
Football Italia
June 13, 2019 
Aleksa Terzic (Serbia)
Defender
Red Star Belgrade
Fiorentina
Next Season
Football Italia
June 14, 2019 
Gonzalo Maroni (Argentina)
Midfielder
Boca Juniors
Sampdoria
Loan
L’Equipe
June 14, 2019 
Riad Bajic
Striker
Udinese
Konyaspor
Loan
The Giardian
June 16, 2019 
Gustavo Gomez
Defender
AC Milan
Palmeiras
Next Season
The Giardian
June 17, 2019 
David Ospina (Colombia)
Goalkeeper
Arsenal
Napoli
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
The Guardian
June 17, 2019 
Martin Caceres
Defender
Juventus
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
The Guardian
June 17, 2019 
Mario Pasalic
-
Chelsea
Atalanta
Loan extension
The Guardian
June 17, 2019 
Moreno Rutten
-
VVV
Crotone
Next Season
vi.nl

III.  Spain

Diary:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
-According to Forbes Magazine, Lionel Messi is the highest paid athlethe in the world. (Source RTBF.be online)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

-The Spanish La LIGA has bee fined by Spain’s National Data Protection Agency after learning that La Liga’s App can use its users microphones to spy and identify bars that show matches illegally. (Source AS.com online)

Thursday, June 13, 2019:

-Eden Hazard was presented as a new Real Madrid signing. (Source L’Équipe online)

-The Spanish Police could investigate Valencia’s victory over Valladolid due to match fixing suspicions. (Source Football Espanaonline)

Friday, June 14, 2019:

-Raul has earned his UEFA pro license and is now eligible to manage Real Madrid’s nursery side Castillo. (Source AS.com online)

Saturday, June 15, 2019:

-

Sunday, June 16, 2019:

-Sergio Garcia is set to leave Espanyol. (Source L’Équipe online)

Monday, June 17, 2019:

-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 11, 2019 
Joan Jordan
Midfielder
Eibar
Sevilla
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 11, 2019 
Olivier Verdon
Defender
Sochaux
Alaves
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 11, 2019 
Gabriel Mercado
Defender
Sevilla
Al Rayyan
Next Season
The Guardian
June 12, 2019 
Ezequile Munoz
Defender
Leganes
Lanus
Next Season
The Guardian
June 12, 2019 
Alexander Isak (Sweden)
-
Dortmund
Sociedad
Next Season
Football espana
June 12, 2019 
Ferland Mendy
-
Lyon
Real Madrid
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 12, 2019 
Sergio Leon
Striker
Betis
Levante
Next Season
The Guardian
June 13, 2019 
Marc Cardona
Striker
Eibar
Barcelona
End of loan
The Guardian
June 13, 2019 
Pere Mila
Winger
Eibar
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
The Guardian
June 14, 2019 
Takefusa Kubo (Japan)
Midfielder
FC Tokyo
Real Madrid
Next Season
BBC Football
June 14, 2019 
Juanmi
Striker
Sociedad
Betis
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 14, 2019 
Ramon Mendez
Striker
Tigre
Alaves
Next Season
The Guardian
June 17, 2019 
Alex Alegria
Striker
Betis
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
The Guardian


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 14, 2019
Santi Cazorla
Midfielder
Villareal
2020
L’Equipe



IV.  Germany
Diary:


Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
-Dennis Aogo is set to leave Stuttgart. (Source Bulinews online)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

-


Thursday, June 13, 2019:

-Werder Bremen have renamed their stadium “Wohninvest Weserstadion”.   (Source L’Équipe online)

Friday, June 14, 2019:

-Andreas Beck is set to leave Stuttgart. (Source Bulinews online)

Saturday, June 15, 2019:

-

Sunday, June 16, 2019:

-

Monday, June 17, 2019:
-


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 11, 2019 
Paulo Otavio
Defender
Ingolstadt
Wolfsburg
Next Season
Bulinews
June 11, 2019 
Saulo Decarli (Switzerland)
Defender
Club Brugge
Bochum
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 12, 2019 
Luke Boeder
-
Paderborn
Duisburg
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 13, 2019 
Eduard Lowen
-
Nuremberg
Hertha Berlin
Next Season
Bulinews
June 13, 2019 
Ronael Pierre-Gabriel
Defender
Monaco
Mainz
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 14, 2019 
Moussa Diaby (France)
-
PSG
Leverkusen
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 14, 2019 
Thore Jacobsen
-
Werder Bremen
Magdeburg
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 14, 2019 
Niklas Schmidt
Midfielder
Werder Bremen
Osnabruck
Next Season
The Guardian
June 14, 2019 
Vincent Vermeij (Holland)
-
Den Bosch
Duisburg
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 14, 2019 
Dejan Joveljic
Striker
Red Star Belgrade
Frankfurt
Next Season
Footnews.be
June 15, 2019 
Murat Saglam
-
Wolfsburg
Fenerbahce
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 16, 2019 
Marcus Ingvartsen (Denmark)
Striker
Gent
Union Berlin
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 17, 2019 
Daley Sinkgraven
Defender
Ajax
Leverkusen
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 17, 2019 
Birger Verstraete
Midfielder
Gent
Koln
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 17, 2019 
Ron-Robert Zieler
Goalkeeper
Stuttgart
Hannover
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 17, 2019 
Christoph Daferner
Striker
Freiburg
Erzgebirge Aue
Next Season
The Guardian
June 17, 2019 
Robert Andrich
Midfielder
Heidenheim
Union Berlin
Next Season
The Guardian


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 14, 2019
Jean-Philippe Mateta (France)
Striker
Mainz
2023
Bulinews


V.  France
Diary:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019:

-

Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

-Kylian Mbappe has denied making a list of demands to PSG to stay. (Source AS.com  online)

Thursday, June 13, 2019:

-Andy Delort (Montpellier) has been called up to replace Haris Belkelba in Algeria’s squad. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Antero Henrique has left his post as PSG Technology Director. He has been replaced with Leonardo. (Source L’Équipe online)

Friday, June 14, 2019:

-

Saturday, June 15, 2019:

-


Sunday, June 16, 2019:

-
Monday, June 17, 2019:

-PSG have hinted that they may be open to selling Neymar. (Source AS.com online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 11, 2019 
Alexis Blin
Midfielder
Toulouse
Amiens
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
June 11, 2019 
Jeremy Mellot
Defender
Rodez
Guingamp
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 11, 2019 
Fabien Centonze
Defender
Lens
Metz
Next Season
The Guardian
June 11, 2019 
Emmanuel Riviere
Striker
Metz
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
The Guardian
June 12, 2019 
Clement Michelin
Defender
Toulouse
Lens
Next Season
The Guardian
June 12, 2019 
Andy Delort
Striker
Toulouse
Montpellier
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
June 13, 2019 
Christopher Martins-Pereira (Luxembourg)
-
Lyon
Young Boys Bern
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 13, 2019 
Ciprian Tatarusanu (Romania)
Goalkeeper
Nantes
Lyon
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 13, 2019 
Arnaud Luzayadio
-
PSG
Orleans
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 13, 2019 
Manuel Cabit
Defender
Ajaccio
Metz
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 13, 2019 
Heritier Deyonge (Belgium)
Defender
PSV Eindhoven
Lyon
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 14, 2019 
Bryan Pele
Midfielder
Troyes
Guingamp
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 16, 2019 
Jordan Ikoko
-
Guingamp
Ludogorest
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 17, 2019 
Gauthier Gallon
Goalkeeper
Nimes
Troyes
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 17, 2019 
Quentin Bernard
Defender
Brest
Auxerre
Next Season
The Guardian


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 12, 2019
Kalidou Sidibe
Midfielder
Toulouse
2023
L’Equipe
June 17, 2019
Bafode Dialkite
Defender
Toulouse
2023
L’Equipe

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 June 17, 2019
Lilian Brassier (19 years old)
Defender
Rennes
L’Equipe
 June 17, 2019
Zinedine Ould Khaled (19 years old)
Midfielder
Angers
L’Equipe
 June 17, 2019
Victor Petit (18 years old)
Midfielder
St Etienne
L’Equipe


VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
- Jean-Paul de Jong was appointed as Roda JC Kerkrade Manager. (Source vi.nl online)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

-
Thursday, June 13, 2019:

-
Friday, June 14, 2019:

-Sjors Ultee was appointed as Fortuna Sittard Manager. (Source vi.nl online)

-Matthius De Ligt (Ajax) was named by L’Equipe Magazine as the best U-20 player in the World in a poll of the top 50 U-20 players. (Source L’Equioe online)


Saturday, June 15, 2019:
-

Sunday, June 16, 2019:

-

Monday, June 17, 2019:
-Robert Maaskant has been appointed as the new Manager of VVV. (Source vi.nl online)

-Former Dutch Profesional from 60s and 70s and later Manager Henk Vonk passed away aged 77. (Source Wikipedia online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 11, 2019 
Matthias Hamrol
Goalkeeper
Korona Kielce
Emmen
Next Season
vi.nl
June 11, 2019 
Lerin Duarte
-
Heracles Almelo
Aris Saloniki
Next Season
vi.nl
June 12, 2019 
Jamie Jacobs
-
AZ
Cambuur
Next Season
vi.nl
June 13, 2019 
Bryan Smeets
-
Top Oss
Sparta
Next Season
vi.nl
June 14, 2019 
Nando Nostlinger
Midfielder
Antwerp
RKC
Next Season
Jupiler League App
June 14, 2019 
Jurgen Mattheij
Defender
Excelsior
Sparta
Next Season
Voetbalzone.nl
June 17, 2019 
Toine Van Huizen
Defender
Telstar
De Graafschap
Next Season
vi.nl
June 17, 2019 
Pelle van Amerfoorst
-
Heerenveen
Cracovia Krakow
Next Season
vi.nl
June 17, 2019 
Marlo Kollar
-
Wisla Krakow
Emmen
Next Season
vi.nl

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 13, 2019
Keziah Veendorp
-
Emmen
2020
vi.nl
June 13, 2019
Robbert de Vos
-
Emmen
2020
vi.nl

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 June 13, 2019
Feddie de Jong (16 years old)
-
AZ
vi.nl


VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
-

Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

-
Thursday, June 13, 2019:

-

Friday, June 14, 2019:

-David Turnbull (Motherwell) has rejected Celtic’s offer. (Source BBC Football online)

Saturday, June 15, 2019:
-

Sunday, June 16, 2019:

-Angelo Alessio was appointed as Manager of Kilmarnock. (Source Sky Sports online)
  
Monday, June 17, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 11, 2019 
Cece Franck Pepe (France)
Defender
-
Livingston
Next Season
BBC Football
June 13, 2019 
David Turnbull
-
Motherwell
Celtic
Next Season
Sky Sports
June 13, 2019 
Greg Stewart
Striker
Birmingham
Rangers
Next Season
Sky Sports
June 15, 2019 
Owen Fon Williams
Goalkeeper
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Hamilton
Next Season
BBC Football
June 16, 2019 
Robbie Crawford
Midfielder
Ayr United
Livingston
Next Season
BBC Football



VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
-

Wednesday, June 12, 2019:
-

Thursday, June 13, 2019:

-

Friday, June 14, 2019:

-

Saturday, June 15, 2019:
-
Sunday, June 16, 2019:

-Vitor Ferreira (Porto) was elected as the revelation of the Toulon tournament. (Source MaisFutebol online)

Monday, June 17, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 11, 2019 
Andre Horta
Midfielder
Los Angeles FC
Braga
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 11, 2019 
Ibrahim Toure
Midfielder
Cordoba
Guimaraes
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 12, 2019 
Eduaedo
Goalkeeper
Free Agent (formerly Chelsea)
Braga
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 12, 2019 
Nene
-
Fafe
Santa Clara
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 13, 2019 
Filip Krivinovic (Croatia)
-
Benfica
Guimaraes
Loan Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 14, 2019 
Khalid Hachadi (Morocco)
Striker
Olympqiue Kouribga
Setubal
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 14, 2019 
Jorge Fernandes
-
Porto
Kasimpasa
Loan with option to buy
Maisfutebol
June 17, 2019 
Dejan Kerkez (Serbia)
Defender
spartak subotica
Maritimo
Next Season
A Bola


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 13, 2019
Rafa
-
Benfica
2024
Maisfutebol
June 13, 2019
Tiago Rodrigues
-
Sporting CP
2022
Maisfutebol


IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
-Gertjan De Mets (Beerschot) has announced his retirement from the game. He has joined Gent as a youth coach and video analyst. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Mbaye Leye has joined Standard Liege as an Assistant Manager. (Source RTBF.be online)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

-

Thursday,  June 13, 2019:

-

Friday, June 14, 2019:
- Claude Makelele has left his post as Manager of Eupen, but was named as an ambassador for the club. (Source L’Equipe online)

Saturday, June 15, 2019:

-

Sunday, June 16, 2019:
-

Monday, June 17, 2019:

-Ruslan Malinkovskiy stated that he felt betrayed by his club Genk who had promised that they would allow him to leave. The player has an offer from Atalanta and Genk is refusing to negotiate. (Source RTBF.be online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 13, 2019 
Aleksandar Boljevic (Montenegro)
-
Waasland-Beveren
Standard Liege
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 13, 2019 
Dimitri Oberlin
-
Basel
Zulte Waregem
Next Season
Footnews.be
June 13, 2019 
Nathan Ngoy (16 years old)
-
Anderlecht
Standard Liege
Next Season
Footnews.be
June 13, 2019 
Theo Bongonda
-
Zulte Waregem
Genk
Next Season
Jupiler League App
June 14, 2019 
Mohamed Bouchouari (18 years old)
Defender
Anderlecht
F91 Dudelange
Next Season
Footnews.be
June 14, 2019 
Marko Bakic (Montenegro)
Midfielder
Braga
Mouscron
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Footnews.be
June 14, 2019 
Ibrahima Seck
-
Genk
Zulte Waregem
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Walfoot.be
June 15, 2019 
Loic Badiashile 
Goalkeeper
Monaco
Cercle Brugge
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 16, 2019 
Xavier Mercier (France)
-
Cercle Brugge
OH Louvain
Next Season
Jupiler League App
June 17, 2019 
Jelle van Damme
-
Antwerp
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
RTBF.be
June 17, 2019 
Alessio Castro-Montes
Defender
Eupen
Gent
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 17, 2019 
Reuben Yem (Nigeria)
Defender
Trencin
Gent
Next Season
RTBF.be

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 14, 2019
Sandy Walsh
-
Zulte Waregem
2020
Walfoot.be
June 14, 2019
Davy De Fauw
-
Zulte Waregem
2020
Walfoot.be
June 14, 2019
Lucas Rougeaux (France) 
Defender
Kortrijk
2022
Footnews.be
June 15, 2019
Jeremy Taravel
Defender
Cercle Brugge
2021
Footnews.be


Diary (extra):

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:

-Honduras’ Andy Najar is injured and will miss the Gold Cup. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Poland’s Federation have honored Jozef Klotz, the scorer of Poland’s first ever International goal who was later murdered by the Nazis in World War II. The commemoration was before the Poland-Israel Euro qualifier. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Morocco Manager Herve Renard named his squad for the African Cup of Nations this month. (Source 13football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers : Mounir El Kajoui (Malaga, Espagne), Yassine Bounou (Gérone, Espagne), Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti (WAC Casablanca).
Defenders : Manuel Da Costa (Al-Ittihad, Arabie Saoudite), Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton, Angleterre), Medhi Benatia (Al-Duhail Sports, Qatar), Yunis Abdelhamid (Reims, France), Achraf Hakimi (Dortmund, Allemagne), Noussair Mazraoui (Ajax Amsterdam, Pays-Bas), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahçe, Turquie).
Midfielders: Karim El Ahmadi (Al-Ittihad, Arabie Saoudite), Youssef Aït Bennasser (Saint-Etienne, France), Mbark Boussoufa (Al-Shabab, Arabie Saoudite), Younès Belhanda (Galatasaray, Turquie), Fayçal Fajr (Caen, France), Amine Harit (Schalke 04, Allemagne), Mehdi Bourabia (Sassuolo, Italie).
Strikers: Nordin Amrabat (Al-Nasr, Arabie Saoudite), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam, Pays-Bas), Khalid Boutaïb (Zamalek, Egypte), Youssef En-Nesyri (Leganes, Espagne), Sofiane Boufal (Celta Vigo, Espagne), Oussama Idrissi (AZ Alkmaar, Pays-Bas), Abderrazak Hamdallah (Al-Nasr, Arabie Saoudite).

-Egypt Manager Javier Aguirre named his squad for the African Cup of Nations this month. (Source 13football online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers : Ahmed El Shenawy (Pyramids), Mohamed El Shenawy (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Abdel Rehem « Genesh » (Zamalek)
Defenders : Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa, Angleterre), Ahmed Hegazy (West Bromwich Albion, Angleterre), Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Ali Gazal (Feirense, Portugal), Ayman Ahsraf (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Baher Elmohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Ayman Mansour (Pyramids FC), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek)
Midfielders: Walid Soliman (Al Ahly), Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids FC), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, Angleterre), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan (Kasimpasa, Turquie), Amr Warda (Atromitos, Grèce), Nabil Emad (Pyramids FC)
Strikers:  Ahmed Ali (Arab Contractors), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Angleterre), Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed « Kouka » Hassan (Olympiakos, Grèce)

-Greece’s Sokratis Papastatopoulos and Kostas Manolas have told Greek Federation officials that they will not continue as long as Manager Angelos Anastasiadis is in charge. (Source Agonasport online)

-Northern Ireland’s Aaron Hughes has announced his retirement from the game. (Source BBC Football online)

-Tunisia Manager Alain Giresse named his squad for the African Cup of Nations this month.. (Source L’Equipe online)
Goalkeepers : Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab), Mouez Hassen (OGC Nice), Mouez Ben Chrifia (ES Tunis)
Defenders: Mohamed Dräger (SC Paderborn), Rami Bedoui (Al Feiha), Yassine Meriah (Olympiakos), Dylan Bronn (La Gantoise), Oussama Haddadi (Ettifaq), Karim Aouadi (ES Sahel), Nassim Hnid (CS Sfaxien), Wajdi Kechrida (ES Sahel), Ayman Ben Mohamed (ES Tunis)
Mildfielders : Ellyes Skhiri (HSC Montpellier), Ferjani Sassi (Zamalek SC), Naïm Sliti (Dijon), Bassem Srarfi (OGC Nice), Ghaylen Chaalali (ES Tunis), Mark Lamti (Bayer Lverkusen), Youssef Msakni (KAS Eupen)
Strikers : Wahbi Khazri (Saint-Étienne), Anice Badri (ES Tunis), Firas Chaouat (CS Sfaxien), Yassine Khenissi (ES Tunis).


Wednesday, June 12, 2019:

-Haris Belkebla has been excluded form Algeria’s African Nations Cup squad due to inappropriate behavior on social media. Mohammed Benkhemassa (USM Alger) is set to replace him. (Source L’Equipe online)

-DR Congo Manager Florent Ibenge named his squad for the African Cup of Nations this month. Gianelli Imbula (Stoke) expressed his disappointment about being left out for administrative reasons. (Source L’Equipe / BBC  Footballonline)
Squad:
Goalkeepers : Ley Matampi (Al Ansar), Parfait Mandanda (Dinamo Bucarest), Anthony Mossi (Chiasso FC)
Defenders : Issama Mpeko (TP Mazembe), Christian Luyindama (Galatasaray), Marcel Tisserand (Wolfsbourg), Merveille Bokadi (Standard de Liège), Arthur Massuaku (West Ham), Wilfried Moke (Ankaragucu), Bobo Ungenda (Agosto), Ngonda Muzinga (Vita Club), Shabani Djuma (Vita Club)
Midfielders : Chadrac Akolo (Stuttgart), Chancel Mbemba (Porto), Paul-José Mpoku (Standard de Liège), Youssouf Mulumbu (Kilmarnock), Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham), Trésor Mputu (TP Mazembe)
Strikers : Yannick Bolasie (Anderlecht), Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough), Cédric Bakambu (Beijing Goan), Meshack Elia (TP Mazembe), Jonathan Bolingi (Antwerp).

-Cameroon Manager Clarence Seedorf named his squad for the African Cup of Nations this month.. (Source BBC  Football online)
Goalkeepers: Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands),Fabrice Ondoa (Oostende, Belgium),Carlos Kameni (Fenerbahce, Turkey)
Defenders: Collins Fai (Standard Liege, Belgium), Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo (Montpellier, France), Yaya Banana (Panionios, Greece), Gaetan Bong (Brighton, England), Jean Armel Kana-Biyik (Kayserispor, Turkey), Dawa Tchakonte (Mariupol, Ukraine)
Midfielders: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham, England), Georges Mandjeck (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Pierre Kunde Malong (Mainz, Germany), Arnaud Djoum (Hearts, Scotland), Wilfrid Kaptoum (Betis Sevilla, Spain)
Forwards: Stephane Bahoken (Angers, France), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (PSG, France), Karl Toko Ekambi (Villareal, Spain), Jacques Zoua (Astra, Romania), Clinton Njie (Marseille, France), Christian Bassogog (Henan, China), Joel Tagueu (Maritimo, Portugal), Olivier Boumal (Panionos, Greece)

-Kasper Hjulmand will take charge of the Danish National Team in 2020. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Guinea Manager Paul Put named his squad for the African Cup of Nations this month.. (Source L’Equipe online)
Goalkeepers : Keita (Ostersunds/GRE), I.Koné (Pau/FRA), Yattara Naby (Excelsior/Réunion)
Defenders : Sidibé (Béziers/FRA), Dyrestam (Xanthi/GRE), Seka (Nancy/France), Fallette (Francfort/ALL), Camara Fodé (Ajaccio/FRA), Sylla (Toulouse/FRA), Jeanvier (Brentford/ANG), Sankok (Caen/FRA)
Midfielders: Diawara (Naples/ITA), Fofana (Gaz Metan/ROU), Camara (Olympiakos/GRE), Cissé (Fulham/ANG), Naby Keita (Liverpool/ANG)
Strikers: Yattara (Auxerre/FRA), Traoré (Mönchengladbach/ALL), Kamano (Bordeaux/FRA), Koita Fodé (Kasimpasa/TUR), Sylla (Warengem/BEL), Kaba Sory (Dijon/FRA), Kanté (Tarragon/ESP)

-Namibia have named their squad for the African Cup of Nations this month.. (Source L’Equipe online)
Goalkeepers: Loydt Kazapua (Maccabi FC), Max Mbaeva (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Ratanda Mbazuvara (African Stars)
Defenders : Charles Hambira (Tura Magic), Riaan Hanamub (Jomo Cosmos), Denzil Haoseb (Highlands Park), Larry Horaeb (Baroka FC), Ivan Kamberipa (African Stars), Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers)
Midfielders: Dynamo Fredericks (Black Africa), Ananias Gebhardt (Tura Magic), Deon Hotto (Bidvest Wits), Absalom Iimbondi (Tigers FC), Joslyn Kamatuka (Cape Umoya United), Ronald Ketjijere, Marcel Papama (both African Stars), Willy Stephanus, Petrus Shitembi (both Lusaka Dynamos)
Strikers: Isaskar Gurirab (Life Fighters), Itamunua Keimuine (Dire Dawa City), Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park), Benson Shilongo (Ismaili), Manfred Starke (Carl Zeiss Jena).

-Kenya Manager Sebastien Migne named his squad for the African Cup of Nations this month.. (Source L’Equipe online)
Goalkeepers :Patrick Matasi (St-George, ETH), John Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks), Faruk Shikalo (Bandari FC).
Defenders : Musa Mohammed (Nkana FC, ZAM), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, E-U), Abud Omar (Sepsi, ROU), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia), Philemon Otieno (Gor Mahia), Eric Ouma (Vasalunds, SUE), David Owino (Zesco United, ZAM).
Mildfielders : Ismaël Gonzalez (Las Palmas, ESP), Erick Johanna (IF Brommapojkarna, SUE), Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalunds, SUE), Dennis Odhiambo (Sofapaka), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Bruges, BEL), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Rehne, CHI), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham, ANG), Paul Were (Trikala, GRE).
Strikers : John Avire (Sofapaka), Masud Juma (Al-Nasr, LIB), Michael Olunga (Keshiwa Reysol, JAP).

Thursday, June 13, 2019:

-Angola have named their squad for the African Cup of Nations this month.. (Source Maisfutebol online)
Squad:
Goalkeepers  Toni Cabraça (First of August), Landu Mavanga (Interclube) and Ndulo (Desportivo da Huíla);
Defenders: Isaac Correia (First of August), Dani Massunguna (First of August), Paizo (First of August), Eddie Afonso (Petro de Luanda), Bastos (Lazio), Jonathan Buatu (Rio Ave), Bruno Gaspar .
Midfielders:  Herenilson (Petro de Luanda), Show (First of August), José Macaia (First of August), Stélvio Cruz (Dudelange), Djalma (Alanyaspor), Freddy (Antalyaspor), Geraldo (Al Ahly).
Strikers: Mabululu (First of August), Mateus (Boavista), Wilson Eduardo (Sp. Braga), Gelson Dala (River Ave), Evandro Brandão (Leixões).

-Abdelkarim Baadi (Hassanai Agadir) has been called up as a replacement for the injured Abdraazak Hamdallah in Morocco’s African Nations Cup squad. (Source BBC Football online)

-Qatar and Australia will be invited to participate in the 2020 edition of Copa America. (Source L’Equipe online)

-Serbia have sacked National Team Manager Mladen Krstajic. (Source Reuters UK online)

-Former Turkish player form the 50s and 60s, Seret Has passed away aged 82. (Source Wikipedia online)

Friday, June 14, 2019:

-Diego Maradona stepped down as Manager of Mexican side Dorados for medical reasons. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Goalkeeper esteban Andrada has withdrawn from Argentina’s Copa America squad due to injury. He has been replaced with Juan Musso (Udinese). (Source Maisfutebol online)


Saturday, June 15, 2019:

-Duane Holmes has withdrawn from USA Gold Cup squad due to injury. Djordje Mihailovic replaces him in the squad. (Source ussoccer online)
Revised squad:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 12-Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 7/0), 22-Tyler Miller (LAFC; 0/0), 1-Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 10/0)
DEFENDERS (8)14-Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 2/0), 3-Omar Gonzalez (Toronto FC/CAN; 50/3), 2-Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes; 4/0), 23-Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 6/0), 16-Daniel Lovitz (Montreal Impact/CAN; 5/0), 19-Matt Miazga (Chelsea/ENG; 14/1),
13-Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG; 30/1), 5-Walker Zimmerman (LAFC; 7/2)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 4-Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 145/17), 8-Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 9/1), 20-Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; 3/1), 10-Christian Pulisic (Chelsea/ENG; 25/10), 15-Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC; 11/0), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 17/0)
FORWARDS (6)17-Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC/CAN; 111/41), 7-Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 23/3), 21-Tyler Boyd (Vitória Guimãres/POR; 1/0), 18-Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; 4/0), 11-Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC; 28/5), 9-Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC; 45/7)

-Ukraine were the winners of the u-20 World Cup after defeating South Korea (3-1). (Source AS.com online)

Sunday, June 16, 2019:

-Henrik Larsson was appointed as Manager of Helsingborgs. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Colombia’s Luis Muriel will miss the rest of the Copa America after being injured vs. Argentina. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Paraguay Manager Eduardo Berizzo stated that he disagreed with Conmebol’s policy of inviting teams outside of the Americas.  (Source AS.com online)


Monday, June 17, 2019:

-The Mali Federation have appointed Meke Mwase as full time Manager. (Source BBC Football online)

-Diego Maradona has criticized the display of the Argentina National Team after their loss vs. Colombia, by saying that ‘even Tonga’ can defeat them. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Martin Reim has resigned his post as National Team Manager of Estonia following the recent (0-8) loss to Germany. (Source vi.nl online)

-Uruguay's Matias Vecino will miss the rest of the Copa America after being injured vs. Ecuador. (Source L’Équipe online)


I. International Friendlies:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
South Korea 1-Iran 1 (Hee-Chan Hwang 58 / Young-Gwon Kim (own goal) 62)
Singapore 1-Myanmar 2 (??)
China 1-Tajikistan 0 (Liyu Yang 10)
Hong Kong 0-Chinese Taipei 2 (??)
Jordan 4-Indonesia 1 (??)
Uzbekistan 2-Syria 0 (??)
Guyana 1-Haiti 3 (??)
Kyrgyzstan 2-Palestine 2 (??)
Guinea 0-Benin 1 (??)
Algeria 1-Burundi 1 (Baghdad Bounedjah 68 / Rais M’Bohi (own goal) 75)
Croatia 1-Tunisia 2 (Bruno Petkovic 47 / Anice Badri 16, Naim Sliti 70 pen)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019:
Morocco 0-Gambia 1 (Musa Barrow 27)

Thursday, June 13, 2019:
Egypt 1-Tanzania 0 (A. El Mohamady 64)

Friday, June 14, 2019:
Cameroon 1-Mali 1 (Christian Bassogog 45 / Youssouf Kone 22)

Saturday, June 15, 2019:
Indonesia 6-Vanuatu 0 (Beto Goncalves 2, 48,61,65, Evan Dimas 19, 74)
Ghana 0-South Africa 0 (-)
Kenya 1-DR Congo 1 (Michael Olunga 25 / Arthur Masuaku 87)
Uganda 1-Ivory Coast 0 (Farouk Miya 35pen)

Sunday, June 16, 2019:
Morocco 2-Zambia 3 (Hakim Ziyech 24, 55pen / Mwape Musonda 1, Kings Kangwa 44, Enock Nwepu 74)
Nigeria 0-Senegal 1 (??)
Tanzania 1-Zimbabwe 1 (??)
Algeria 3-Mali 2 (Baghdad Bounedjah 42, M. You’ve Belaili 80 pen, Andy Delort 82/ Mohamed Brahdji 29 pen, ?? 68)
Egypt 3-Guinea 1 (Marwan Mohsen 11, Ahmed Ali 78, Omar Gaber 86 / Soru Kaba 63)

Tuesday, June 17, 2019:
Tunisia 2-Burundi 1 (T.Yassine Khenissi 66, Na Sliti 90 / Cedric Amissi 76)


II. Euro 2020 Qualifiers:

Euro 2020 Qualifiers-Group C:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
Belarus 0-Northern Ireland 1 (Patrick McNair 86)
Germany 8-Estonia 0 (Marco Reus 10, 37,  Serge Gnabry 17, 62, Leon Goretzka 20, Ilkay Gundogan 26 pen, Timo Werner 79, Leory Sane 88)

Euro 2020 Qualifiers-Group E:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
Azerbaijan 1-Slovakia 5 (Ramil Sheydaev 29 / Stanislav Lobotka 8, Juraj Kukcka 27, Marek Hamsik 30, 57, David Hancko 85)
Hungary 1-Wales 0 (Mate Patkai 81)

Euro 2020 Qualifiers-Group H:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
Albania 2-Modova 0 (Sokol Cikalleshi 66, Yber Ramdani 90)
Andorra 0-France 4 (Kylian Mbappe 11, Wissam Ben Yedder 30, Florian Thauvin 45, Kurt Zouma 60)
Iceland 2-Turkey 1 (Ragnar Sigurdsson 21, 32 / Dorukhan tokoz 40)

Euro 2020 Qualifiers-Group I:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
Kazakhstan 4-San Marino 0 (Islambek Kuat 45, Maksim Fedin 62, G.Suyumbayev 65, B.Islamkhan 79)
Belgium 3-Scotland 0 (Romelu Lukaku 45, 57, Kevin De Bruyne 90)
Russia 1-Cyprus 0 (Aleksey Ionov 38)

Euro 2020 Qualifiers-Group J:

Tuesday, June 11, 2019:
Greece 2-Belgium 3 (Zeca 54, K.Fortounis 87 / A.Karapetian 8, Gevorg Ghazaryan 32, Tigran Bareghyan 74)
Italy 2-Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 (Lorenzo Insigne 49, Marco Verratti 86 / Edin Dzeko 32)
Liechetnstein 0-Finland 2 (Teemu Pukki 37, Benjamin Kaellman 57)


III. Copa America:

Copa America-Group A:

Friday, June 14, 2019:
Brazil 3-Bolivia 0 (Philippe Coutinho 50 pen, 53, Everton 85)

Saturday, June 15, 2019:
Venezuela 0-Peru 0 (-)

Copa America-Group B:

Saturday, June 15, 2019:
Argentina 0-Colombia 2 (Roger Martinez 71, Duvan Zapata 86)

Sunday, June 16, 2019:
Paraguay 2-Qatar 2 (Oscar Cardozo 4 pen, Derlis Gonzalez 56 / Almoez Ali 68, Bouslem Khoukhi 77)

Copa America-Group C:

Sunday, June 16, 2019:
Uruguay 4-Ecuador 0 (Nicolas Lodeiro 6, Edison Cavani 33, Luis Suarez 44, Arturo Mina (own goal) 78)

Tuesday, June 17, 2019:
Japan 0-Chile 4 (Erick Pulgar 41, Eduardo Vargas 54, 83, Alexis Sanchez 82)


IV. CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group A:

Saturday, June 15, 2019:
Canada 4-Martinique 0 (Jonathan David 33,53, Junior Hoilett 62, Scott Arfield 67)
Mexico 7-Cuba 0 (Uriel Antuna 2, 44,80, Raul Jimenez 31, 64, Diego Reyes 38, Alexis Vega 74)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group B:

Sunday, June 16, 2019:
Haiti 2-Bermuda 1 (Frantzdy Pierrot 54, 66/ Dante Leverock 45)
Costa Rica 4-Nicaragua 0 (Bryan Oviedo 7, Celso Borges 19, Elias Aguilar 45, Allan Cruz 75)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group C:

Tuesday, June 17, 2019:
Curaçao 0-El Salvador 1 (Nelson Bonilla 45)
Jamaica 3-Honduras 2 (Dever Orgill 15,41, Damion Lowe 56 / Antony Lozano 54, Rubilio Castillo 90)

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