This summer, France will host the 2016 European Championship – with matches set to be played at 10 different venues across the city. Didier Deschamps' "golden generation" are well fancied ahead of the competition and many believe it is France’s destiny to the win the tournament on home soil. We take a look at France’s group stage games and why they could emerge victorious on July 10th.
France vs Romania (Stade de France)
Football Federation Australia (FFA) have recently opted to sanction 2 soccer coaches who are in charge of junior teams in the New South Wales after it was discovered that they were involved in betting on matches.
$1000 and $5000 are the fines that the coaches received which were delivered from the FFA in relation to the betting events that were detected and it breached a national code of conduct and was one of the main reasons of why the Australian Football governing authority had to react and properly infraction the participating members that were involved.
The national code of conduct of FFA prohibits players, managers, coaches and club officials from having any connection to gambling and betting actions even if the games aren’t at a professional level.
France will be aiming to capitalise on playing on home soil to triumph at Euro 2016. The last time Les Bleus played in front of their countrymen they were inspired to victory in the 1998 World Cup.
Didier Deschamps captained his team to glory and now as manager will know the benefit of having vociferous support behind his men.
In the latest Euro 2016 odds, France are backed at 3/1 to clinch the tournament on home soil.
Ten stadia will be used by the 24 teams in the tournament, which will host some enticing matches.
Stade de France, Saint-Denis (Capacity 81,338)
This was the stage of France’s 3-0 triumph over Brazil in the 1998 World Cup when a brace from Zinedine Zidane and late strike from Emmanuel Petit secured the victory for Les Bleus.
With Tottenham gets the new stadium as approved Haringey council, this stadium is the highlight of the Premier League this year.
In December 2015 the Tottenham Hotspur stadium was granted permission to be worked upon. The stadium is designed to be state of the art and has the capacity to seat about 61000 people. The stadium is located on the White Hart lane.
Designed by Daniel Levy, who feels it is his momentous work. Many have wondered whether it is comparable to Arsenal and there are several reasons that stand in Spurs’ favor. If you look at the Arsenal grounds it has a maximum capacity of 60,000 whereas Spurs will be able to hold 61000 people. Though the difference might be slight but football is known to be a game where small margins make a difference. Hence, the extra seats can definitely make a difference when it comes to cheers and inspiring crowds.
Sunderland is one of the clubs that is fighting for Premier League survival as they are at risk of being relegated from the top tier English league after only being able to collect 27 points from 32 league games, Sam Allardyce and his team are in need of securing more points and fast if they want to have any chance to continue performing in the Premier League for at least another season.
It’s clear that this season has been a fairly underwhelming one for Sunderland as they have suffered 17 defeats, 9 draws and only 6 victories from their opening 32 league matches and all of these losses have taken a toll on the squad.
Tim Cahill has a playing career which extends for over 15 years. The Australian player is currently 36 years old but he continues performing at a competitive level with the Chinese outfit Hangzhou Greentown FC. Even at his elevated age, Cahill is not only a consistent performer for his club but also for his national team Australia.
Every player reaches a point in their career where they know that the time to retire arrives and Cahill recently revealed what he is planning to do after hanging up his boots and the Australian player stated that his plans is to become a coach as the veteran player said:
Spurs fans are excited at the prospect of moving to a new 60,000 seater stadium in the next few years.
The club has started work on this new stadium after recently receiving the Mayor’s approval. The project is expected to cost in the region of £400 million with some of the funds coming in as sponsorship. As the club start to challenge with Leicester City for the league title this season, many Spurs fans believe that this new stadium is essential if the club are to keep their place amongst the elite clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea.
The construction of a new stadium puts a major dent in the spending power of the club in a transfer window.
This has been true even for the top clubs like Arsenal. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino reckons that his club will also face a similar situation in the coming few years. The money that is expected to be available for the manager in the transfer window is expected to be lowered. The club are building a brand-new 60,000 seater stadium that will rival the best in the business.
Preparations have already been gone underway for the upcoming World Cup with Russia being the host for the worldwide event and the Russian government has designated around $10 billion for anything that will be needed in order for the 2018 World Cup to be held.
Around half of the $10 billion is expected to be used in the development of the transportation infrastructure. The top priorities from these infrastructures are the creation and improvements of airports as well as road networks.
Tottenham finances could be dealt a serious blow if there are no substantial reductions in the cost estimates for the upcoming new stadium.
It was originally thought that the new 61,000 seater stadium will cost around £ 400 million. Just like arch rivals and neighbours Arsenal, Spurs were planning to get much of the funding done through the sale of sponsorships and loans. The sale of the property where the White Hart Lane – the club’s existing ground – is located could also fetch a sizeable amount required to build this new stadium.