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The Best Places to Watch the Bundesliga This Season

The Bundesliga is just hotting up and with plenty of action left to play for it makes for a great opportunity to catch a live Bundesliga match in the heart of the action.

Not only is the Bundesliga the most well supported league in the world in terms of fan attendance but it’s affordable too. Season tickets go for around the €200-300 mark and single ticket can be snapped up for as little as €15. (more…)

Qatar Reveals Al Bayt Stadium with Bed-to-Stadium Access

Extremely rich fans who are visiting Qatar for the World Cup 2022 will be delighted with the extravagant luxury available. One of the most interesting features is seen at the Al Bayt Stadium, which is one of the venues for the World Cup 2022. This 60,000 seater stadium houses its own hotel rooms that provide a one of a kind experience for visitors, who are able to shell a huge amount of money. It is remarkable that these fans will be able to step out of bed and go straight into watching the action on the pitch – all in the comfort of their bathrobe.

Qatar has released footage of the stadium that has provided a glimpse of these rooms. Al Bayt is located in the Al Kohr city’s northernmost part. It is one of the eight stadium’s that have been constructed specifically for the World Cup. Design wise, it is inspired by the nomads in the deserts of Qatar. Aside from the hotel room built within the stadium, other features also include a lake, park, and a retractable roof. Crucially, the roof can be opened or closed in just 20 minutes. (more…)

Jose Antonio Camacho says Lionel Messi can’t be the best without the World Cup

Former Real Madrid and Spain boss Jose Antonio Camacho has said that Lionel Messi cannot be regarded as the greatest player in the world, considering he has not been able to lift the World Cup. The Barcelona star has won everything within reach at the club level but the same has not been the case at the international level, where he has yet to win any trophy.

Messi has come close on three separate occasions including the final of the 2014 World Cup, but on each of those instances, he was left with nothing more than disappointed. This has already led to criticism from a section of the Argentine fans and Camacho has joined in the debate to state that the 32-year-old can only be regarded as a very good player.
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QATAR RELEASES UPDATE ON LUSAIL STADIUM

The 2022 World Cup is about three years away. Host nation Qatar have sped up construction work on key projects, as per reports. One of the biggest projects still under construction is the Lusail Stadium which is expected to be one of the key venues for the tournament.

The Stadium is thought to be right on schedule according to reports from the Supreme Committee of Delivery and Legacy. The body which is in charge of ensuring that the stadiums are constructed on time, released an update about the venue. (more…)

ENGLAND STAR IMPRESSED WITH QATAR 2022 PREPARATION

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is less than 3 years away and there have been intensified preparations for the tournament.

England Women’s national team star Lianne Sanderson revealed that she is impressed with the level of preparation by the club.
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Capello suggests Maradona’s Argentina were better than Messi’s

Former England manager Fabio Capello has said that Lionel Messi has not been helped with Argentina, considering the nation have lacked the quality when it comes to the midfield and defensive departments. The Barcelona star has been criticised for the failure to guide the nation to silverware during his career but Capello believes the problems are lying behind the attacker.

Speaking to Goal.com, Capello said that the current Argentina squad cannot match up with the World Cup winning side under Maradona, given they do not possess standout players in the backline and centre of the park, he said: “People talk about both, but Maradona’s Argentina were stronger and had more quality than Messi’s. He’s had good players in front of him, but in midfield and behind he has missed a defence, that’s the important problem. Messi is extraordinary. He lives thinking about playing and not about business, like for example Neymar does.”
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Caballero speaks about World Cup struggles with Argentina

Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero has spoken about the circumstances which contributed towards his axe during the group stages of the World Cup last year. The 37-year-old was chosen as the country’s first-choice goalkeeper for the World Cup but a sub-standard performance in the 3-0 defeat to Croatia meant that he was dropped for debutant Franco Armani.

Speaking to ESPN, the veteran revealed that he has no questions to manager Jorge Sampaoli in the aftermath of the poor display against Croatia, he said: “Jorge (Sampaoli) called me to give me explanations but I told him that he didn’t have to explain. That I understood and that tomorrow (against Nigeria) we had to win to stay in the World Cup and that’s the only thing that was important. I was rooming with Franco (Armani) and I told him ‘he (Sampaoli) called me to tell me that tomorrow you’re playing, give it your all, rest well and everything will go well tomorrow, we are all with you. And that’s how it was.”
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England’s World Cup semi-finalist admits he came close to leaving Tottenham

England international Danny Rose has admitted that he could have parted ways with Tottenham Hotspur shortly after his participation at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. The left-sided defender had a tough 2017/18 season where he was plagued with multiple injuries and that dropped him down the pecking order with Ben Davies getting the nod for Spurs.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Rose acknowledged that he was considering his future with the north London side last summer and even made contact with one of his suitors before the move failed to materialise, he said: “I am enjoying my football now. After the World Cup there was talk of me moving on. I was speaking to another club which obviously Tottenham know about but it didn’t happen. I called the manager after the World Cup and he just said to me that I was welcome to stay but said I would have to get my head down. At the minute the manager is bringing me on at left midfield and central midfield. I still feel like a really valuable member of the team.”
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Darren Burgess: Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira shine in Arsenal training

Arsenal’s Director of High Performance Darren Burgess has said that Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira have excelled to the training and fitness sessions with the club. Burgess joined the north London side from Port Adelaide in 2017 and he has since been in charge of the fitness, nutrition, and rehabilitation progress of the first-team squad.

In a report covered by Optus Sport, Burgess was complimentary about the workrate levels of Torreira and Xhaka in training and said that the central midfield duo like to take every session personally, he said: “I’ll tell you who I really like, the two central midfielders; Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka. I love the fact that Lucas Torreira, in every single drill, takes it personally if someone gets by him.
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Brazilian striker pleased to have joined Manchester City

Brazil international Gabriel Jesus has said that he made the right decision to join Manchester City shortly after the club’s 1-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-final. The younger striker has cut a frustrated figure on numerous occasions this term with Sergio Aguero preferred ahead of him, but he made the key difference at the weekend where he scored the winning strike in the fourth minute.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Jesus said that he is pleased to have made the decision to join the Citizens and he is hoping to guide the club to plenty of trophy success, he told: “When I decided to come to City I spoke with my family and my mum and I said I wanted to come here to win titles – to be champions. I looked at the players and the manager and said ‘This is my place’. I am glad I did, as I made a good decision. I’m so happy to be in the FA Cup final as we want the titles.Of course we want to win the Quadruple but we think just about the next game.”
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