WK-barometer: of the bills of Southgate to the cross of Aragonés

Help, today there is no football at the world cup! What are you going to do now? To start out, you can read this article.

Mousa Dembélé (L) © Belga Image


Also in England there was much to do about the match against Belgium. Gareth Southgate introduced eight bills. He defended that choice by saying that the competition in the knock-out stages, in which Colombia, the opponent is much more important. “I’m the only person who decisions and all the factors must be weighed. What if we had Harry Kane ten minutes before the time insertion and then someone him about the billboards kicks? That would be ridiculous.’

Southgate was supported by ex-international Gary Neville. “We need now more positive than ever. What a great opportunity this is!’ Neville was the match against Belgium, however, a reality check: “There were players in the B-team of Belgium, which was in the A-team from England would play. Mousa Dembélé would be sure, like a few others. We have to be realistic.’

Gary Lineker was limited in his comments on Twitter to the following: ‘Let’s try and win a knockout game. It’s been a while.’


Meanwhile, in Germany… ‘We have not played like real champions. We earned the power off.’ That left the German football association know. Self-criticism is the beginning of all wisdom. Germany world champion in 2022!


Today is the day, on day ten years ago that Fernando Torres in the final of the european CHAMPIONSHIP 2008 the ball over Jens Lehmann wipte and Spain in the delirium collapsed. El Niño is Spanish sportblad Marca expanded on back. He remembers a special moment with the late coach Luis Aragonés just before the match: “He pushed me against a wall and grabbed me by the chest. He said: “This is our time, Niño, you are going into that field, makes two goals and then we will be European champion.’ He then made a cross on my forehead and he let me go.’ The consequences are well known…


With Senegal disappeared the last African country from the world cup. Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia were all eliminated in the group stage. That is the worst result of African countries at a world cup since 1982. Something to think about, says Didier Drogba on the BBC. But the former striker of côte d’ivoire remains positive: “This is also an opportunity for the African teams and federations for their strategy afresh. Because what we want on the next world cup? We have the potential and the money, but we need more than that. We also need the structure and the continuity of the European and South American teams.”


The opstapclausule of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid according to the Spanish magazine OK Diario reduced to 120 million euros. If you get 1 billion, then that is a serious afprijzing. And the sales need to be still to really begin…

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