Iran, England’s first World Cup group stage opponents, showed that Gareth Southgate’s players face a stiff challenge 58 days from now, as they beat a strong Uruguay side. Centre forward Mehdi Taremi, a consistent threat for several years at Porto, scored the winner after a slick passing moving which typified the Iranian technical skill. Brentford’s Saman Ghoddos, who has had no Premier League game time this season, also stood out.
He had flicked a ball over Martin Cáceres to race away down the right and executed a deft return pass from which left-sided forward Mehdi Torabi should have scored before initiating the move which brought the goal. Sadegh Moharramim, the right back who excelled for Dinamo Zagreb in locking down English internationals Raheem Sterling during the 1-0 Champions League win over Chelsea last month, linked well with Feyenoord’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh down the right. This was the flank where Iran posed a threat. Continue reading “IRAN 1-0 URUGUAY: MEHDI TAREMI’S GOAL SEES ENGLAND’S WC FOES SEND STERN WARNING”
Liverpool may not have been at their best performance-wise on Saturday against Fulham, but one of their new players showed some serious pace. And that player was new signing Darwin Nuñez. The Uruguay international registered the highest top speed of any player in the English top division last weekend. Danny Welbeck was registered at second place in terms of the league’s fastest players of the weekend, travelling at a top speed of 35.28 km/h. But Nuñez was moving considerably faster than the Brighton forward at his quickest, recorded to be travelling at 36.53 km/h by Viaplay.
Standing at 6ft 1, Nuñez is one of the League’s taller forwards, recognised as more of a poacher than anything else. But his speed could prove to be a serious weapon within the machinery of Liverpool’s attack this season. Similarly to how Sadio Mané and Mo Salah have over the years for Liverpool, the 23-year-old too could look to run in behind opposition defences and cause all sorts of havoc. But if he is to develop into such a forward, the type who could offer so much to Jürgen Klopp’s frontline, he needs playing time. Continue reading ” LIVERPOOL’S DARWIN NUNEZ RANKED FIRST FOR SURPRISE KEY ATTRIBUTE”
The Liverpool deal for Uruguay international Darwin Nunez is done pending a final sign-off from Benfica according to Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepulveda who’s based in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon and works for TV network SIC Noticias. Sepulveda stated that Premier League rivals Manchester United are out of the race for Uruguay striker Nunez though it was expected that the player will snub the Red Devils to sign for the reigning FA Cup and League Cup champions. Sepulveda said Nunez has already announced his decision to sign for Liverpool to his family and friends.
Liverpool are closing in on a move for Nunez as reported several media outlets as he’s been lined up as a replacement for Senegalese international Sadio Mane who’s expected to leave the club this summer. Mane has one year left his on his current Liverpool deal and he’s not expected to sign a contract extension. The Senegalese forward has been strongly linked with a move to German champions Bayern Munich. The Bavarian giants are said to have made multiple bids for Mane, but they are yet to meet his £42.5m asking price from Liverpool. Continue reading “NUNEZ IS A DONE DEAL – SEPULVEDA”
Uruguay will renew their rivalry with Ghana when the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar starts later this year after the two countries were drawn together when the draw was held on Friday. They were drawn in Group H which turned out to be one of the most difficult groups on paper at least.
Ghana and Uruguay started their rivalry when Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez deliberately stopped the West African nation from progressing into the semifinals at the 2010 World Cup edition in South Africa. With the scoreline at 1-1 in extra time, Suarez stopped a goal-bound shot with his hand and he was deservedly sent off before AsamoahGyan blazed the resulting spot kick over the bar. Continue reading “URUGUAY DRAWN WITH GHANA, OTHERS”
Uruguay midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur made his Premier League debut for Tottenham Hotspur during the home game against Southampton on Wednesday night, but it was not a happy one for him after his team led twice before finishing the game with a defeat.
Tottenham Hotspur made two major signings during the just concluded winter transfer window and they were both from Juventus. Uruguay national team star Bentancur and Swedish winger Dejan Kulusevski were the two arrivals at Tottenham Hotspur during the abovementioned winter transfer window.
Uruguay midfielder Bentancur had made his Spurs debut during the FA Cup fourth round win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the weekend in a game that ended 3-1 in favour of his new team, while Swede Kulusevski was an unused substitute. However, both players came on as a substitute in the second half of the Southampton game for their respective Premier League debut. Bentancur played the final 30 minutes after coming on for Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg on the hour mark, Kulusevski featured for the final 14 minutes as a 76th substitute for Brazilian winger Lucas Moura who provided the assist for the second Tottenham Hotspur goal.
The first half between Spurs and Southampton ended in a 1-1 draw after the goal from Chelsea loanee Armando Broja cancelled out the own goal from Southampton defender Jan Bednarek. Spurs took the lead for the first time in the game with Lucas Moura providing the goal for South Korean international Son Heung-Min with twenty minutes left on the clock. Continue reading “BENTANCUR DEBUT ENDS IN DEFEAT”
Catalan giants Barcelona are reportedly plotting a loan move for Tottenham Hotspur winger Bryan Gil. This is according to the publication from Sports Witness which claimed that Barcelona want to take the 20-year-old Spanish national team player on a temporary deal for the second half of the season.
North London team Tottenham Hotspur signed Spanish winger Gil from La Liga heavyweight Sevilla this summer in a swap deal that saw Argentine international Erik Lamela move in the other direction. Spurs paid £21.6m plus Lamela for Gil.
Uruguayan international Luis Suarez came back to haunt Barcelona as he scored the second Atletico Madrid goal in a 2-0 win over Barcelona when the two teams met in a Spanish La Liga clash played at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday night.
Barcelona signed Uruguay national team hitman Suarez from Liverpool in a £75m deal in the summer of 2014 and he spent six years at the club before he was shown the way out by the new managerial dispensation under Dutchman Ronald Koeman. Continue reading “LA LIGA: SUAREZ STUNS BARCELONA”
Uruguay national team player Lucas Torreira was one of those missing for the Gunners during their Premier League clash with Chelsea. The Uruguay international was not named in the Arsenal squad for that London Derby encounter with Chelsea.
Torreira spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league and he has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer. The Uruguay national team midfielder was part of the Atletico Madrid squad that ended the drought for a league title last season. Atletico Madrid ended their seven-year wait for the league title by winning the Spanish La Liga title ahead of both Real Madrid and Barcelona. Continue reading “TORREIRA MISSES FOR ARSENAL AGAIN”
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has denied that the Italian Serie A club has opened talks over the possible signing of Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira this summer. According to him via his quotes made available by Italian media portal La Repubblica, the Lazio official shut down the widespread rumours that the capital club is in talks to sign the Uruguay international.
Uruguay striker EdinsonCavaniscored a sensational goal to welcome the fans back to Old Trafford in the Premier League earlier this week. The Manchester United player featured in front of the club’s fans for the first time since his free transfer move last summer and he celebrated the occasion with a phenomenal strike against Fulham.