WK-barometer: the foundation of Duckweed, the dream of Chicharito and the schuchterheid of Coutinho

What news is there to pick it up in Russia?

Philippe Coutinho © Imaginechina

If the Mannschaft of national coach Joachim Löw later with two goals difference win of South Korea allowed the Germans to prepare themselves for the last sixteen at the world Cup. They can be a phenomenal series to continue, because since 1954, survived Germany always the (first)group stage at a world cup.

Toni Duckweed, which Playstationachtige way in the 95th minute against Sweden for a redemptive feeling created in Sochi, preaches peace. Euphoria is not spent on the 28-year-old sterkhouder of Real Madrid, where the midfielder in July 2014 and a six-year agreement signed.

Like many other professional footballers has Duckweed, that in Cologne a house property, a private foundation. He thinks the 85-fold international much prefer to. Seriously ill children and their parents he backs financially. Even more, Duckweed, visit regularly the building complex. ‘There is then a kind of awareness to the top, how lucky you are’, is he referring to in the press to his own family situation, with wife Jessica, son Leon (5) and daughter Amelie (2). “I follow everything carefully. All cases and records I have studied thoroughly and I know well. All the files that we include, and support, so here I am for the full one hundred percent. Because I decide every time you do that.’

Switzerland – Costa Rica

Succeeds Bryan Ruiz (ex-AA Gent) after 368 WK-minute re-scoring for Costa Rica, which the captain on 29 June 2014 managed by the 1-0 against Greece. Who knows, because for Los Ticos is the Russian adventure already after the group stage. Possibly, the Central Americans the same as in 2006, when she merely defeats took.

A scenario that perfectly fits in the picture of the Swiss, who at least should be playing for a place in the last sixteen. Xherdan Shaqiri had four goals and an assist already has a large share in five of the six world cup goals of the Helveten.

“The eighth-finals, that is all that matters’, suggests the 26-year-old midfielder of Stoke City. But if the them to for the first time since 1954, when in his own country for the world cup finals was finished, the quarter-finals to reach? Ottmar Hitzfeld, the predecessor of Vladimir Petkovic as coach between 2008 and 2004, is already optimistic. “The players have as a group are clearly big steps forward”, said the 69-year-old ex-succestrainer in the Swiss boulevardkrant Blick. “In their clubs, they developed pretty well, most of the boys are now incumbent or sterkhouder. Only it is now very fast football and we need those debates to close definitively.’


The team of the Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio for a first worry against Sweden? Because never triumphed the South Americans to three consecutive world cup clashes. For the coveted PSV attacker Hirving‘Chucky” Lozano (22) and co can be the cloth in Russia still fall to a defeat, and the possible goal difference from the Germans. For the frenzied fans is El Tri is already in the eighth finals, but Osorio warns in advance for excessive enthusiasm.

Chicharito (30), last season the battle of the English West Ham, refers to two well-known examples for everyone to keep warm and continue to dream. ‘Why should we not be able to do what Greece at the european CHAMPIONSHIP did in 2004 or Leicester City two years ago in the Premier League?’, told the attacker on channel ESPN. It is clear: for pessimistic thoughts, there is no place more, because Mexico thinks now only large and bigger.

With the smile

Philippe Coutinho (26) is in Brazil, the player who is the best the image approaches the prof who is happy is that he can play football and therefore on the field the most walking around with a smile. The Barcelonaspeler was the 1-1 against Switzerland and the 2-0 victory against Costa Rica the best man on the field for the Divine Canaries. Not as expressive and emotional as a figurehead Neymar Jr., but the light-hearted, kwikzilveren creative balgoochelaar that an opponent often elusive and easy with pure fit scattering. After the PSG star (for 222 million euro transfers from Barcelona) leads to the attacking midfielder in January for 160 million euros from Liverpool, moved to Catalonia, his transferbedrag.

Won sent from your own country is already a compliment in the direction of Coutinho, by him to regard as ‘our protagonist’, but a superstar wants to be the 38-fold international prefer not to be. Before that, he, in contrast to the social media is hyperactive, Neymar Jr., much too shy. “I don’t like so much to talk about myself.’ Is listed.


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