Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Week that was (in Football (Soccer)): Review of the top Leagues in Europe-63 (Week of June 18-June 24, 2019)




Photo From: L'Equipe, June 17, 2019
(Neymar)




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 18, 2019:

-
Wednesday, June 19, 2019:

-Paul Scholes has been fined for breaking FA’s betting rules. (Source BBC Football online)

-Burnley have rejected an offer from Besiktas for Ben Gibson. (Source Sky Sports online)

-A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Emiliano Sala. (Source Sky Sports online)


Thursday, June 20, 2019:

-

Friday, June 21, 2019:

-The newly retired Pete Cech has returned flying Chelsea and has been appointed as Technical and performance advisor. (Source BBC Football online)

Saturday, June 22, 2019:

-

Sunday, June 23, 2019:

-Roy Keane has left his post as Assistant Manager at Nottingham Forest. (Source BBC Football online)

Monday, June 24, 2019:

-Rafa Benitez is set to leave his post as Newcastle United Manager. (Source BBC Football online)
-Gao Jisheng was confirmed as the new Chairman of Southampton. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson denied that he had urged Celtic’s Kierna Tierny to leave the club. (Source AS.com online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 19, 2019 
Nikola Vlasic (Croatia)
-
Everton
CSKA Moscow
Next Season
Sky Sports
June 19, 2019 
Nathan Baxter
Goalkeeper
Chelsea
Ross County
Next Season
The Guardian
June 19, 2019 
Brad Collins
Goalkeeper
Chelsea
Barnsley
Next Season
The Guardian
June 19, 2019 
Alexis MacAllister
-
Brighton
Boca Juniors
Loan
The Guardian
June 20, 2019 
Gervane Kastaneer
Striker
NAC
Coventry
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Dan Bartlett
Midfielder
Southampton
Coventry
Next Season
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Matt Clarke
Defender
Brighton
Portsmouth
Next Season
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Asier Riezgo
Goalkeeper
Eibar
Manchester City
Next Season
Football Espana
June 24, 2019 
Nathan Trott
Goalkeeper
West Ham
Wimbledon
Next Season
The Guardian
June 24, 2019 
Josip Drmic (Switzerland)
Striker
Moenchengladbach
Norwich
Next Reason
BBC Football

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 19, 2019
Kyle wlker
Defender
Manchester City
2024
BBC Football
June 19, 2019
Juan Mata (Spain)
-
Manchester United
2021
L’Equipe
June 19, 2019
John Terry
Assistant Manager
Aston Villa
2021
Reuters UK
June 20, 2019
Leighton Baines
-
Everton
2020
L’Equipe
June 20, 2019
Jed Steer
Goalkeeper
Aston Villa
2023
Sky Sports
June 20, 2019
Oleksandr Zinchenko
Defender
Manchester City
2024
BBC Football

II.  Italy
Diary:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
-Andrea Pirlo is suing a man, Alessandro Palazzolo, for personal substitution and fraud. Palazzolo has been pretending to be Pirlo and getting free designer clothes. (Source Calciomercato.com online)

-AS Roma President James Pallotta has denied reports that the club are to sue Francesco Totti for his statements about the club hierarchy. (Source La Gazzetta dello Sport online)
Wednesday, June 19, 2019:

-Empoli have appointed Christian Bucchi as their new Manager. (Source Football Italia online)

-Marco Giampaolo was appointed as Manager of AC Milan. (Source L’Équipe online)

Thursday, June 20, 2019:

-Maurizio Sarri describes his appointment at Juventus as the crowning moment of his career. (Source RTBF.be online)


Friday, June 21, 2019:

-Frederic Massara was appointed as Technical Director of AC Milan. (Source La Gazzetta dello Sport online)

Saturday, June 22, 2019:

-Eusebio Di Francesco was appointed as Manager of Sampdoria. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Filippo Inzaghi was appointed as Manager of Benevento. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Cagliari have denied any involvement in match-fixing in their match vs. Frosinone. (Source Football Italia online)

-Matthias De Ligt (Ajax) is likely to join Juventus. (Source extra.ie online)


Sunday, June 23, 2019:

-Cristian Zapata is set to leave AC Milan. (Source Football Italia online)

Monday, June 24, 2019:

-Milan Stadium San Siro is set to be demolished and replaced with a new stadium next to it. (Source Sky Sports online)

-Italy Manager Roberto Mancini might omit Moise Kean and Nicolo Zaniolo from the National Team in the Fall as punishment as the U-21 duo were omitted with the U-21s on Saturday’s match vs. Belgium for tardiness. (Source Football Italia online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 19, 2019 
Roberto Insigne
Winger
Napoli
Benevento
Next Season
The Guardian
June 19, 2019 
Eddie Salcedo
-
Genoa
Inter
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Football Italia
June 19, 2019 
Riccardo Orsollini
-
Juventus
Bologna
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
Corriere dello Sport
June 19, 2019 
Matteo Politano
-
Sassuolo
Inter
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
June 19, 2019 
Darijo Srna (Croatia)
Defender
Cagliari
Free Agent
Contract Rescinced
Football Italia
June 20, 2019 
Kevin Bonifazi
Defender
SPAL
Torino
Next Season
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Fabio Depaoli
Defender
Chievo
Sampdoria
Next Season
Footall Italia
June 21, 2019 
Ezequiel Ponce
Striker
Roma
Spartak
Next Season
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Luis Muriel (Colombia)
Striker
Sevilla
Atalanata
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 22, 2019 
Mattia Bani
Defender
Chievo
      Bologna
Next Season
The Guardian
June 22, 2019 
Pawel Jaroszynski
Defender
Chievo
Genoa
Next Season
The Guardian
June 22, 2019 
Amir Rrahmani
Defender
Dinamo Zagreb
    Hellas      Verona
Next Season
Football Italia
June 22, 2019 
Antonio Barreca
-
Monaco
Genoa
Next Season
Football Italia
June 23, 2019 
Vid Belec
Goalkeeper
Sampdoria
Apoel
Loan
The Guardian
June 24, 2019 
Cristian Zapata
Defender
AC Milan
Free Agent
Contract Rescinced
The Guardian

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 18, 2019
Sergio Floccari
Striker
SPAL
2020
Tuttosport
June 22, 2019
Rodrigo Bentancur
-
Juventus
2024
Football Italia
June 24, 2019
Luca Cepitelli
Defender
Cagliari
2021
Football Italia

III.  Spain

Diary:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
-Matthias de Ligt has reportedly rejected an offer from Barcelona. (Source AS.com online)

-Gareth Bale’s Agent dismissed any potential loan move for the player. (Source Reuters UK online)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:

-Luis Enrique has left his post as Spain Manager due to personal reasons. He has been replaced with his Assistant Robert Moreno. (Source Football Espana online)

-Neymar’s three-match European ban was upheld following his appeal. (Source BBC Football online)

Thursday, June 20, 2019:

-Raul was appointed as Manager of Castilla. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Xabi Alonso has been charged with tax fraud in Spain. (Source A Bola online)

Friday, June 21, 2019:

-Fernando Torres announced his retirement from the game. (Source BBC Football online)

Saturday, June 22, 2019:

-

Sunday, June 23, 2019:

-Mallorca have been promoted to the Spanish La Liga after defeating Deportivo La Coruna in a play-off. (Source L’Equipe online)

Monday, June 24, 2019:

-New Real Madrid signing Ferland Mendy has vowed to learn Spanish after accidentally ‘liking’ a tweet calling for Lucas Vazquez to be deported. (Source Daily Mail online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 18, 2019 
Rodrygo (Brazil)
Striker
Santos
Real Madrid
Next Season
The Guardian
June 18, 2019 
Jeando Fuchs
Midfielder
Sochaux
Alaves
Next Season
The Guardian
June 18, 2019 
Portu
Striker
Girona
Sociedad
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 18, 2019 
Gustavo Cabral
Defender
Celta
Pachuca
Next Season
The Guardian
June 20, 2019 
Marcos Llorente
Midfielder
Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid
Next Season
BBC Football
June 20, 2019 
Pablo Maffeo
Defender
Stuttgart
Girona
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 20, 2019 
Axel Werner
Goalkeeper
Atletico Madrid
San Luis
Loan
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Ruben Garcia
Midfielder
Levante
Osasun
Next Season
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Mike van Beijnen (Holland)
-
NAC
Barcelona B
Next Season
BBC Football
June 22, 2019 
Jorge Yriarte
Striker
Deportivo Lara
Eibar
Next Season
The Guardian
June 23, 2019 
Jorge Yriarte
Striker
Eibar
Vitoria
Loan
The Guardian

IV.  Germany
Diary:


Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
-

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:

-

Thursday, June 20, 2019:

-Marco Reus is set to remain as Dortmund Captain despite the return of Mars Hummels. (Source Kicker.de online)


Friday, June 21, 2019:

-

Saturday, June 22, 2019:


-Werder Bremen have rejected Benfica’s offer for Milot Rashica. (Source A Bola online)

Sunday, June 23, 2019:

-Hans-Dieter Flick was appointed as Assistant Manager at Bayern Munich. (Source Sport Bild online)

Monday, June 24, 2019:
-Former East Germany International midfielder from the 80s and 90s, Jorg Stubner passed away aged 53. (Source Wikipedia online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 18, 2019 
Jonathan Klinsmann
Goalkeeper
Hertha Berlin
St Gallne
Next Season
The Guardian
June 18, 2019 
Ruben Vargas
Winger
Luzen
Hertha Berlin
Next Season
The Guardian
June 18, 2019 
Adrian Fein
Midfielder
Bayern Munich
SV Hamburg
Next Season
The Guardian
June 18, 2019 
Noah Bazee
-
Hannover
Augsburg
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 18, 2019 
Leo Weinkauf
Striker
Hannover
Duisburg
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 18, 2019 
Franko Kovacevic
-
Hajduk Split
Hoffenheim
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 19, 2019 
Mats Hummels
Defender
Bayern Munich
Dortmund
Next Season
BBC Football
June 19, 2019 
Vincent Sierro
Midfielder
Freiburg
Young Boys Bern
Next Season
The Guardian
June 19, 2019 
Woo-Yeong Jeong
-
Freiburg
Bayern Munich
Next Season
Bulinews
June 19, 2019 
Stefan Lainer
-
RB Salzburg
Moenchengladbach
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 19, 2019 
Gokhan Gul
-
Düsseldorf
Wehen Wiesbaden
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 19, 2019 
Roberto Massimo
-
Arminia Bielfeld
Stuttgart
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 20, 2019 
Anthony Ujah
Striker
Mainz
Union Berlin
Next Season
The Guardian
June 20, 2019 
Erik Majetschak
Midfielder
RB Leipzig
Erzebirge Aue
Next Season
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Fabian Bredlow
Goalkeeper
Nuremberg
Stuttgart
Next Season
Sport Bild
June 21, 2019 
Flemming Niemann
Goalkeeper
Augsburg
CZ Jena
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 21, 2019 
Marius Gersbeck
-
Hertha Berlin
Karlsruhe
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 21, 2019 
Romano Schmid
-
Werder Bremen
Wolfsberg AC
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 21, 2019 
Hamadi Al Ghaddioui
Striker
Jahn Regensburg
Stuttgart
Next Season
Sport Bild
June 21, 2019 
Giuliano Modica
Defender
Wehen Wiesbaden
Mainz
Next Season
The Guardian
June 22, 2019 
Constantin Frommann
Goalkeeper
Freiburg
Sonnenhof
Loan
The Guardian
June 22, 2019 
Antonio Colak
Striker
Hoffenheim
Rijeka
Next Season
The Guardian
June 22, 2019 
Emmanuel Iyoha
Striker
Dusseldorf
Holstein Kiel
Loan
The Guardian
June 22, 2019 
Iago (Brazil)
Defender
Internacional Porto Alegre
Augsburg
Next Season
The Guardian
June 23, 2019 
Benito Raman
-
Dusseldorf
Schalke
Next Season
Sport Bild
June 24, 2019 
Sebastian Jung
Goalkeeper
Wolfsburg
Hannover
Next Season
The Guardian
June 24, 2019 
Philipp Pentke
Goalkeeper
Jahn Regensburg
Hoffenheim
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 24, 2019 
Marcel Franke
Defender
Norwich
Hannover
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 24, 2019 
Gregor Kobel
Goalkeeper
Hoffenheim
Stuttgart
Loan
Bulinews
June 24, 2019 
Takashi Usami
Winger
Augsburg
Gamba Osaka
Next Season
The Guardian
June 24, 2019 
Jacob Young
Defender
Sunderland
Hoffenheim
Next Season
The Guardian


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 18, 2019
Lucien Favre (Switzerland)
Manager
Dortmund
2021
L’Equipe
June 19, 2019
Felix Kroos
-
Union Berlin
2020
Sport Bild
June 22, 2019
Marvin Bakalorz
-
Hannover
2022
Sport Bild

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 June 24, 2019
Tom Krauss (18 years old)
Midfielder
RB Leipzig
Kicker.de


V.  France
Diary:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019:

-

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:

-Michel Platini was held in custody and questioned by French investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. He was released later that night. (Source BBC Football online)

-Luka Elsenet has been appointed as Manager of Amiens. (Source RTBF.be online)

-OM have been fined 2.24 Million Dollars for breaches of Financial Fair Play rules. (Source Fox Sports online)

Thursday, June 20, 2019:

-Stephane Jobard was appointed as the Manager of Dijon. (Source L’Équipe online)

Friday, June 21, 2019:

-

Saturday, June 22, 2019:

-


Sunday, June 23, 2019:

-
Monday, June 24, 2019:

-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 18, 2019 
Jorginho
-
St Etienne
Ludogorets
Loan
L’Equipe
June 18, 2019 
Florian Escales
Goalkeeper
OM
Laval
Next Season
The Guardian
June 18, 2019 
Romain Salin
Goalkeeper
Sporting CP
Rennes
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 18, 2019 
Yusuf Sari
Midfielder
OM
Trabzonspor
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 18, 2019 
Umut Bozok (Turkey)
-
Nimes
Lorient
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 18, 2019 
Jonathan Mexique
Midfielder
Monaco
Cholet
Next Season
The Guardian
June 19, 2019 
Mathis Carvalho
Goalkeeper
Toulouse
Montpellier
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 19, 2019 
Gaetan Robail
Striker
PSG
Lens
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 19, 2019 
Habib Maiga
-
St Etienne
Metz
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
June 19, 2019 
Dennis Appiah
-
Anderlect
Nantes
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 20, 2019 
Bryan Paso
Defender
Montpellier
Niort
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 20, 2019 
Denys Bain
Defender
Le Havre
Brest
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 20, 2019 
Lilian Brassier
Defender
Rennes
Valenciennes
Loan
L’Equipe
June 20, 2019 
Jordan Ferri
-
Nimes
Montpellier
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
June 20, 2019 
Gaoussou Traore
-
Amiens
Quevilly-Rouen
Loan
The Guardian
June 20, 2019 
Yoann Roche
Defender
Reims
Rodez
Next Season
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Steven Fortes
-
Toulouse
Lens
Permanent signing (previously on loan)
L’Equipe
June 21, 2019 
Nicolas Jeanvier
Midfielder
Rennes
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
L’Equipe
June 21, 2019 
Hannibal Mejbri (16 years old)
-
Monaco
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded unilaterally by the player
L’Equipe
June 21, 2019 
Maxime Bernauer
Defender
Rennes
Concarneau
Next Season
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Habib Maiga
Midfielder
St Etienne
Metz
Next Season
The Guardian
June 21, 2019 
Amine Karraoui
-
Montpellier
Nimes
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 21, 2019 
Thil Cissokho
Defender
Bordeaux
Clermont
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 21, 2019 
Jerome Prior
Goalkeeper
Bordeaux
Valenciennes
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 22, 2019 
Efthymios Koulouris
Striker
PAOK
Toulouse
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 22, 2019 
Predrag Rajkovic (Serbia)
Goalkeeper
Maccabi Tel Aviv
Reims
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 23, 2019 
Dani Alves (Brazil)
Defender
PSG
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
The Guardian
June 23, 2019 
Anthony Goncalves
Midfielder
Strasbourg
Caen
Next Season
The Guardian
June 24, 2019 
Reda Rabei
Winger
Amiens
Fremad Amager
Next Season
The Guardian
June 24, 2019 
Umut Bozok
Striker
Nimes
Lorient
Next Season
The Guardian
June 24, 2019 
Stephane Diarra
Winger
Rennes
Le Mans
Next Season
The Guardian
June 24, 2019 
Pablo Martinez
Defender
Strabourg
Nimes
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 24, 2019 
Bridge Ndilu
Striker
Laval
Nantes
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 24, 2019 
Marvin Martin
Midfielder
Reims
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
L’Equipe

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 21, 2019
Habib Diallo (Senegal)
Striker
Metz
2022
L’Equipe

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 June 20, 2019
Waiss Taibi (17 years old)
-
Angers
L’Equipe
 June 21, 2019
Theo Ndicka Matam (19 years old)
Defender
Lyon
L’Equipe


VI.  Holland
Diary:


Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
-

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:

-
Thursday, June 20, 2019:

-
Friday, June 21, 2019:

-
Saturday, June 22, 2019:
-

Sunday, June 23, 2019:

-

Monday, June 24, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 18, 2019 
Ibrahim Affelay
-
Stoke City
PSV Eindhoven
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 18, 2019 
Jan-Niklas Beste
-
Werder Bremen
Emmen
Next Season
Kicker.de
June 18, 2019 
Elmo Lieftink
-
Willem II
Goa Ahead Eagles
Next Season
vi.nl
June 18, 2019 
Maximiliano Romero
-
PSV Eindhoven
Velez Sarsfield
Loan
vi.nl
June 18, 2019 
Yukinari Sugawara (Japan)
-
-
AZ
Loan
vi.nl
June 19, 2019 
Tobias Kleijweg
-
Excelsior Maassluis
Excelsior
Next Season
vi.nl
June 19, 2019 
Nelson Amadin
-
Feyenoord
Dordrecht
Next Season
vi.nl
June 19, 2019 
Asumah Aboubakar
-
MVV
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
vi.nl
June 19, 2019 
Desevio Payne
-
Excelsior
Emmen
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Dante Rigor (Belgium)
-
PSV Eindhoven
Sparta
Loan
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Ian Smeulers
-
Feyenoord
Dordrecht
Loan
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Tony Vilhena
-
Feyenoord
Krasnodar
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Nick Marsman
Goalkeeper
Utrecht
Feyenoord
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Ziya Azizov
-
NEC
keshla (Azerbaijan)
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Armando Obispo
Defender
PSV Eindhoven
Vitesse
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Ralf Seuntjens
-
-
De Graafschap
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Diego Snepvangers
-
NAC
Helmond Sport
Loan
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Daan Klomp
-
NAC
Helmond Sport
Loan
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Roland Baas
Defender
Go Ahead Eagles
De Graafschap
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Jesse Schuurman
Midfielder
Vitesse
De Graafschap
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Adnan Ugur (17 years old)
-
Club Brugge
Fortuna Sittard
Next Season
Voetbalzone.nl
June 20, 2019 
Teun Bijleveld
Midfielder
Ajax
Heracles
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Patrik Raitanen (18 years old)
-
Liverpool
Fortuna Sittard
Next Season
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Aykut Ozer
Goalkeeper
Fortuna Sittard
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
vi.nl
June 20, 2019 
Orestis Kiomourtzoglu
-
Unterhachnig
Heracles
Next Season
vi.nl
June 21, 2019 
Peniel Mlapa
-
VVV
Al Ittihad
Next Season
vi.nl
June 22, 2019 
Kyle Ebecilio
-
Den Haag
Excelsior
Next Season
Voetbalzone
June 22, 2019 
Michael Zetterer
Goalkeeper
Werder Bremen
PEC Zwolle
Loan
Kicker.de
June 22, 2019 
Jens Odgaard
-
Sassuolo
Heerenveen
Loan
Football Italia
June 22, 2019 
Dennis Johnsen (Norway)
-
Heerenveen
Ajax
Loan Return
vi.nl
June 22, 2019 
Hicham Faik  
-
Zulte-Waregem
Heerenveen
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 23, 2019 
Bruno Varela
Goalkeeper
Benfica
Ajax
Loan Extension
vi.nl
June 23, 2019 
Ferhat Gurgulu
-
Giresunspor
Emmen
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 23, 2019 
Lorenzo Burnet
-
Excelsior
Emmen
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 24, 2019 
Quincy Promes
-
Sevilla
Ajax
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 24, 2019 
Mitchell te Vrede
Striker
NAC
Al Fateh (Saudi Arabia)
Next Season
vi.nl
June 24, 2019 
Ramus Karjalainen
Striker
-
Fortuna Sittard
Next Season
vi.nl
June 24, 2019 
Jaron Vicaro
-
Feyenoord
Dordrecht
Next Season
vi.nl
June 24, 2019 
Joris Delle (France)
Goalkeeper
Feyenoord
Orlando Pirates
Next Season
vi.nl
June 24, 2019 
Xavier Mous
Goalkeeper
SC Cambuur
PEC Zwolle
Next Season
vi.nl


Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 18, 2019
Jordy Van Der Winden
-
Den Bosch
2020
vi.nl
June 19, 2019
Daryl van Mieghem
-
De Graafschap
2020
vi.nl
June 20, 2019
Erikf Ten Hag
Manager
Ajax
2022
BBC Football
June 20, 2019
Dante Rigor (Belgium)
-
PSV Eindhoven
2022
RTBF.be
June 20, 2019
Mike Havekotte
Goalkeeper
Den Haag
2021
vi.nl
June 20, 2019
Jens Toonstra
-
Feyenoord
2022
vi.nl
June 20, 2019
Erik Falkenburg
-
Den Haag
2021
vi.nl
June 22, 2019
Kevin Visser
-
Volendam
2021
vi.nl
June 22, 2019
Frank Oljive
-
De Grafschaap
-
vi.nl
June 23, 2019
Alessandro Damen
Goalkeeper
Excelsior
2021
vi.nl
June 23, 2019
Hans Mulder
-
RKC
2020
vi.nl
June 24, 2019
Ron Vlaar
Defender
AZ
2020
vi.nl

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 June 20, 2019
Nathan Tjoe-A-On (17 years old)
-
Excelsior
vi.nl




VII.  Scotland
Diary:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
-Kris Boyd (Kilmarmock) announced his retirement from the game. (Source BBC Football online)


Wednesday, June 19, 2019:

-
Thursday, June 20, 2019:

-Celtic’s Swedish Defender Mikael Lustig is set to leave the club after seven and half years. (Source BBC Football online)

Friday, June 21, 2019:

-

Saturday, June 22, 2019:
-

Sunday, June 23, 2019:

-
  
Monday, June 24, 2019:
-Celtic have rejected Arsenal’s bid for Kieran Tierney. (Source Sky Sports online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 18, 2019 
David Vanacek
-
Hearts
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
BBC Football
June 18, 2019 
Sheyi Ojo
-
Liverpool
Rangers
Loan
L’Equipe
June 19, 2019 
Craig Bryson
Midfielder
Derby County
Aberdeen
Next Season
BBC Football
June 20, 2019 
Elliott Parrish
Goalkeeper
Dundee
St Johnstone
Next Season
BBC Football
June 20, 2019 
David Turnbull
Striker
Motherwell
Celtic
Next Season
BBC Football
June 21, 2019 
George Edmundson
Defender
Oldham
Rangers
Next Season
BBC Football
June 22, 2019 
Will Collar
Midfielder
Brighton
Hamilton
Next Season
The Guardian
June 22, 2019 
Josh Coley
Winger
Norwich
Dunfermline
Loan
The Guardian
June 22, 2019 
Jon Gallagher
-
Atlanta United
Aberdeen
Loan
BBC Football
June 24, 2019 
Kenny Miller
Striker
Dundee
Free Agent
Contract Rescinded
Sky Sports
June 24, 2019 
Gary Mackay-Steven
-
Aberdeen
New York City FC
Next Season
BBC Football


VIII.  Portugal

Diary:


Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
-

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:
-Former Braga Player and Manager Fernando Plameira passed away aged 76. (Source MaisFutebol online)

Thursday, June 20, 2019:

-

Friday, June 21, 2019:

-

Saturday, June 22, 2019:
-
Sunday, June 23, 2019:

-

Monday, June 24, 2019:
-

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 18, 2019 
Francisco Geraldes
-
Sporting CP
AEK Athens
Loan
Maisfutebol
June 20, 2019 
Mateus Pasinato (Brazil)
Goalkeeper
XV Piracicaba
Moreirense
Loan
Maisfutebol
June 20, 2019 
Paulo Estrela
Midfielder
Porto
Portimonense
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 20, 2019 
William
-
Chaves
Hajduk Split
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 21, 2019 
Franck-Yves Bambock
-
Maccabi Petah Tikva
Maritimo
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 21, 2019 
Walter Clar (Paraguay)
-
Sol de America
Boavista
Loan
Maisfutebol
June 22, 2019 
Fabio Martins
Midfielder
Braga
Famalicao
Loan
Maisfutebol
June 23, 2019 
Bruno Langa
-
Amora
Setubal
Loan
Maisfutebol
June 23, 2019 
Afonso Figueiredo
-
Rio Ave
Aves
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 23, 2019 
Diogo Viana
-
Sporting CP
Braga
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 24, 2019 
Helder Ferreira
-
Guimaraes
Pacos de Ferreira
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 24, 2019 
Rafael Gava (Brazil)
Midfielder
   Caxias
Pacos de Ferreira
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 24, 2019 
Juan Delgado
-
   Tondela
Necaxa
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 24, 2019 
Zaidu Sanusi (Nigeria)
Defender
   Mirandela
Santa Clara
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 24, 2019 
Ruben Lameiras
Midfielder
Plymouth Argyle
Famalicao
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 24, 2019 
Helder Guedes
Striker
Al Dhafra (UAE)
Setubal
Next Season
Maisfutebol
June 24, 2019 
Joao Afonso
Defender
Guimaraes
Santa Clara
Next Season
Maisfutebol

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 18, 2019
Goncalo Borges
-
Porto
2023
Maisfutebol
June 21, 2019
Ukra
-
Santa Clara
2021
A Bola
June 22, 2019
Mika
Goalkeeper
Belenenses
2020
A Bola


IX.  Belgium
Diary:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
-

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:

-Fabian Mercadal was appointed as Manager of Cercle Brugge. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Royal Excel Mouscron will be allowed to retain its name and not add Peruwelz to it. (Source RTBF.be online)

Thursday,  June 20, 2019:

-Welshman Craig Bellamy was appointed as Manager of Anderlecht’s youth side. (Source RTBF.be online)

Friday, June 21, 2019:
-Yanmick Carrasco has been suspended by his Chinese side Dalian Yifang for missing matches and training. (Source Onefootball online)

-Karim Belhocine was appointed as Manager of Charleroi. (Source RTBF.be online)

Saturday, June 22, 2019:

-

Sunday, June 23, 2019:
-

Monday, June 24, 2019:

-Benat San Jose was appointed as Manager of Eupen. (Source Walfoot.be online)


Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 18, 2019 
Ronald Vargas (Venezuela)
-
Newcastle Jets
Ostend
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 19, 2019 
Brent Gabriel
Goalkeeper
Club Brugge
Waasland-Beveren
Next Season
Jupiler League App
June 19, 2019 
El Kaddouri
-
PAOK
Standard Liege
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 20, 2019 
Carlos Martinez-Castro (Costa Rica)
-
Eupen
Herediano
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 21, 2019 
Mikael Lustig (Sweden)
Defender
Celtic
Gent
Next Season
BBC Football
June 21, 2019 
Elisha Owusu
Midfielder
Lyon
Gent
Next Season
L’Equipe
June 21, 2019 
Benjamin Nygren (Sweden) (17 years old)
-
IFK Gothenburg
Genk
Next Season
Jupiler League App
June 21, 2019 
Aleksandar Boljevic (Montenegro)
-
Waasland –Beveren
Standard Liege
Next Season
RTBF.be
June 21, 2019 
Ognen Vramjes
Defender
Anderlcht
AEK Athens
Loan
RTBF.be
June 22, 2019 
Rik de Kuyffer
-
Club Brugge
Lommel
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 22, 2019 
David Simao
-
Antwerp
AEK Athes
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 22, 2019 
Dario Jose Castro Guzman
-
Independiente Santa Fe
Stnadard Liege
Loan
Walfoot.be
June 22, 2019 
Cameron Humphreys
Defender
Manchester City
Zulte-Waregem
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 23, 2019 
Dylan Saint-Louis
Striker
Paris FC
Beerschot
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 23, 2019 
Nicolas Gavory (France)
Defender
Utrecht
Standard Liege
Next Season
Walfoot.be
June 23, 2019 
Messie Biatoumoussoka
-
Charlereoi
US Avranches
Loan
Walfoot.be
June 23, 2019 
Paul-Arnold Garita
-
Charlereoi
US Boulogne
Loan
Walfoot.be

Contract Extensions
Date
Player
Position
Club
Expiration Year
Online Source
June 20, 2019
Nils Schouterden
-
Eupen
2020
Walfoot.be

Professional Contract
Date
Player
Position
Club
Online Source
 June 19, 2019
Adriano Bertaccini
-
Genk
Jupiler League App
 June 22, 2019
Pierre Dwomoh (15 years old)
-
Genk
Jupiler League App


Diary (extra):

Tuesday, June 18, 2019:

-Guinea’s Baissama Sankoh (Caen) has withdrawn from the African Nations Cup due to injury. (Source L’Équipe online)

-Michael Bradley has resumed his role as USA Captain under Manager Gregg Berhalter for the Gold Cup. (Source Fox Sports online)

-Former Bulgarian Striker Vladimir Stoyanov passed away aged 54. (Source Wikipedia online)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:

-Cuban Defender Yasmani Lopez has defected to the USA following his Nation's (0-7) loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup. (Source RTBF.be online)

-Guinea Manager Paul Put has called up Lass Bangoura to replace the injured Baissama Sankoh. (Source Goal.com online)

Thursday, June 20, 2019:

-FIFA has placed Fatma Samoura to temporarily govern the African Football ahead of the African Nations Cup. (Source Sky Sports online

-Cameroon players have reportedly refused to train over their bonuses for the African Nations Cup. Samuel Eto’o was asked to come as a mediator. Similarly, Zimbabwe are also threatening to boycott their first match in the Tournament over dispute over bonuses. (Source Afrik-foot.com online)

-Fritz Schmid has resigned as National Team Manager of New Zealand. (Source Fox Sports online)

Friday, June 21, 2019:

-FIFA President Gianni Infantino has written to the Iran Federation seeking assurances that women will be allowed in Stadiums. (Source BBC Football online)

-Diego Maradona has denied reports that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and stated that he is not dying. (Source BioReports online)

-Former Ukraine footballer from the 50s and 60s, Oleksander Filiayev passed away aged 84. (Source Wikipedia online)


Saturday, June 22, 2019:

-Former Vasco Da Gama Striker Thalles Lima de cenceicao Penha was killed in a motorcycle accident aged just 24. (Source Fox Sports online)

-Former Norwegian Professional Arild Berg committed suicide aged just 43. He was the son of Harald Berg and brother of Orjan and Runar Berg. (Source Wikipedia online)

Sunday, June 23, 2019:

-Venezuela Manager Rafael Dudamel has questioned Conmebol’s policy of inviting teams from outside of the continent for the Copa America. He felt Japan had showed a lack of respect by bringing their Under 23 squad. (Source Fox Sports online)

-Dani Alves is set to leave PSG. (Source BBC Football online)

Monday, June 24, 2019:

-Cameroon’s Joel Tagueu was ruled out of the African Nations Cup due to a heart defect. (Source BBC Football online)

-In a bizarre incident during the Chile-Uruguay Copa America match, Luis Suarez appealed for a handball after Chile goalkeeper saved his shot in the penalty area. (Source Reuters Uk online)

-Peru’s Jefferson Farfan has withdrawn from Peru’s Copa America squad due to injury. (Source Fox Sports online)

Transfers
Date
Player
Position
From
To
Type
Online Source
June 20, 2019 
Darijo Srna (Croatia)
Defender
Retired
Shakhtar Donetsk Technical Staff
Next Season
L’Equipe



I. International Friendlies:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
Benin 3-Mauritania 1 (??)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:
Zambia 1-Ivory Coast 4 (Fashion Sakala 14 pen / Jonathan Kodjia 28, Jean Michael Seri 41, Maxwel Cornet 57, Wilfried Bony 84)


II. Copa America:

Copa America-Group A:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
Bolivia 1-Peru 3 (Marcelo Moreno 28 pen / Jose Paulo Guerrero 45, Jefferson Farfan 55, Edison Flores 90)
Brazil 0-Venezuela 0 (-)

Copa America-Group B:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:
Colombia 1-Qatar 0 (Duvan Zapata 86)
Argentina 1-Paraguay 1 (Lionel Messi 57 pen / Richard Sanchez 37)

Copa America-Group C:

Thursday, June 20, 2019:
Uruguay 2-Japan 2 (Luis Suarez 32 pen,  Jose Gimenez 66 / Koji Miyoshi 25, 59)

Friday, June 21, 2019:
Ecuador 1-Chile 2 (Enner Valencia 26 pen / Jose Fuenzalida 8, Alexis Sanchez 51)

Copa America-Group A:

Saturday, June 22, 2019:
Bolivia 1-Venezuela 3 (Leonel Justiniano 82 / Darwin Machis 2, 55, Josef Martinez 86)
Brazil 5-Peru 0 (Casemiro 12, Roberto Firmino 19, Everton 32, Dani Alves 53, Willian 90)

Copa America-Group B:

Sunday, June 23, 2019:
Colombia 1-Paraguay 0 (Gustavo Cuellar 31)
Qatar 0-Argentina 2 (Lautaro Martinez 4, Sergio Aguero 82)

Copa America-Group C:

Monday, June 24, 2019:
Chile 0-Uruguay 1 (Edison Cavani 82)
Ecuador 1-Japan 1 (Angel Mena 35 / Shoya Nakajima 15)


III. CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group D:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
Panama 2-Trinidad and Tobago 0 (Armando Cooper 53, Edgar Barcenas 68)
USA 4-Guyana 0 (Paul Arriola 28, Tyler Boyd 51, 81, Gyasi Zardes 56)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group A:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019:
Cuba 0-Martinique 3 (Joris Marveaux 45, Stephane Abaul 70, Kevin Fortune 85)
Mexico 3-Canada 1 (Roberto Alvarado 40, Andres Guardado 54, 77 / Lucas Cavallini 75)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group C:

Friday, June 21, 2019:
El Salvador 0-Jamaica 0 (-)
Honduras 0-Curaçao 1 (Leandro Bacuna 40)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group D:

Saturday, June 22, 2019:
Guyana 2-Panama 4 (Neil Danns 33pen, 90 pen / Abdiel Arroyo 16, Terence Vancooten (own goal) 40, Eric Davis 51 pen, Gabriel Torres 86)
USA 6-Trinidad and Tobago 0 (Aaron Long 41,90,  Gyasi Zardes 66, 69, Christian Pulisic 73, Paul Arriola 78)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group A:

Sunday, June 23, 2019:
Canada 7-Cuba 0 (Jonathan David 3, 71, 77, Lucas Cavallini 21, 43, 45, Junior Hoilett 50)
Martinique 2-Mexico 3 (Kevin Parsemain 56, Jordy Delem 84 / Uriel Antuna 29, Raul Jimenez 61, Fernnado Navarro 72)

CONCACAF Gold Cup-Group B:

Monday, June 24, 2019:
Bermuda 2-Nicaragua 0 (LeJuan Simmons 60, Nakhi Wells 71)
Haiti 2-Costa Rica 1 (Duckens Nazon 57 pen, Djimy Bend Alexis 81 / Djimy Bend Alexis (own goal) 13)


IV. African Nations Cup:

African Nations Cup-Group A:

Friday, June 21, 2019:
Egypt 1-Zimbabwe 0 (Trezeguet 41)

Saturday, June 22, 2019:
Dr Congo 0-Uganda 2 Patrick Kaddu 14, Emmanuel Okwi 48

African Nations Cup-Group B:

Saturday, June 22, 2019:
Nigeria 1-Burundi 0 (Odion Ighalo 77)
Guinea 2-Madagascar 2 (Sory Kaba 34, Francois Kamano 66 pen / Anicet Abel 49, Andriamahitsinoro 55)

African Nations Cup-Group C:

Sunday, June 23, 2019:
Senegal 2-Tanzania 0 (Keita Balde 28, Krepin Diatta 64)
Algeria 2-Kenya 0 (Baghdad Bounedjah 34 pen, Riyad Mahrez 43)

African Nations Cup-Group D:

Sunday, June 23, 2019:
Morocco 1-Namibia 0 (Itamunua Keimuine (own goal) 89)

Monday, June 24, 2019:
Ivory Coast 1-South Africa 0 (Jonathan Kodjia 64)

African Nations Cup-Group E:

Monday, June 24, 2019:
Tunisia 1-Angola 1 (Youssef Msakni  34 pen / Djalma 73)
Mali 4-Mauritania 1 (Abdoulaye Diaby 37, Moussa Marega 45 pen, Adama Traore 55, 74 / El Hacen El Id 72)

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