WK-barometer: homophobic Mexicans to ‘back pain’ in Croatian

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José Pekerman, the Argentine coach of Colombia, you can unpack it with an arsenal of top talent. Topschutter all times, Radamel Falcao, James Rodríguez and Juan Cuadrado are in addition to international stars, especially players who are already proven at the highest level in order to make the difference. Under their three the offensive set pros good for 204 international matches and 57 goals.

Defensive is the intended duo Yerry MinaDávinson Sánchez jointly to 21 caps, but Pekerman relies blindly on the players of Barcelona and Tottenham. Especially the 22-year-old Sánchez in the Premier League a special admiration for the way he complexloos adjust and now all is ready, it seems a step higher. And that for a central defender who only since 2015/16 basisspeler. Then it happened that at Atlético Nacional in his home country of which he is the Copa Libertadores conquered. On the twentieth, moved the negenvoudig international from South America to Ajax, where he was a few months has already been a move captured, and in August of last year for 40 million euros moved into the London employer of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembélé.


At the wereldvoetbalbond FIFA they laugh with all kinds of randzaken that the image of the football may cause harm. So was an investigation into alleged homophobic cries of Mexican fans at the surprising 1-0 victory against outgoing title holder Germany. In a doeltrap of goalie Manuel Neuer in the 24th minute was apparently the curse ‘puto’ to hear from the supportersvak of the South Americans.

We should feel free to talk about a recurring phenomenon, because in the qualification phase was the Mexican football federation by FIFA been repeatedly fined. Even more, it led to a case before the sporttribunaal BAG. Two years ago there were certain penalties undone, as the argument then that the slogan is offensive, but not really meant appeared to discriminate.


Croatia, that Thursday are playing against Argentina, the tournament will continue with 22 players. Because each country can not substitutes more calls. That was allowed only up to 24 hours before the start of the first groepsduel. When Iran fell to the central defender and owner Roozbeh Cheshmi on training with a muscle tear in the groin, but the team of Ivan Perisic (ex-Roeselare and Club Brugge), Nikola Kalinic (30) disqualify themselves.

Officially states that the attacker of AC Milan is suffering from a back injury. Exactly the same reason that the old hand, as he did not want raids in a friendly against Brazil shortly before the start of the world cup finals. The 41-fold international refused to do in the first team contest against Nigeria (2-0 victory). For coach Zlatko Dalic was the measure full, he sent the striker koudweg home. “Because I fit players in need who are ready to participate”, said the 51-year-old former defensive midfielder.

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