WK-barometer: trust in The Gea and worried about Neymar Jr.

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The Spanish coach Fernando Hierro (50) retains confidence in David de Gea (27) as titularisdoelman, despite the fact that the culmination of Manchester United’s spectacular 3-3 against Portugal was a mistake in one of the three matches of Cristiano Ronaldo. “He gets my fullest trust,” confirmed the former clubicoon of Real Madrid, without wishing to return to a blunder of the dertigvoudig international in a friendly with Switzerland. “We are going to just continue on the same path, without omleggingen.’

In a poll of newspaper Marca got de wolf Kepa Arrizabalaga actually more votes than The Gea, it is remarkable. But there wants Hierro’t know, against Iran, is the successor of Iker Casillas just between the poles. “He belongs to the best three goalkeepers in the world.’

Also use Andrés Iniesta says that the team spirit of Spain was not affected by the loss of points against the neighbors of Portugal. “It comes down to those moments, to want to leave’, the Vissel Kobe midfielder. Everyone now knows what such competition means. As a team we showed a lot of confidence.”

Neymar Jr.

Is a child prodigy, Neymar Jr. suddenly a solution? It seems, because the star player of Brazil continues to struggle with his right ankle. The PSG-sterkhouder missed a large part of the second competitiehelft in the Ligue1 after surgery on the joint, but had to be surprising 1-1-tie against Switzerland clearly the pain verbijten. According to the company spokesperson, this is rather a consequence of a long absence, in combination with the many violations that the 26-year-old dribbelaar underwent.

Against Costa Rica would be the godenkind almost certainly kick-off-will appear. The entire country relies, however, on the supervedette of the Divine Canaries. Newspaper O Globo had it after the openingsduel about “a press that she has not had discovered on and around the national team’.

Of course that also has much to do with the memory of the blow that the South Americans four years ago in their own country were administered in the semi-finals, when Germany them in Belo Horizonte with 1-7 humiliated. ‘Psychologically, a very big meaning’, gave coach Tite for the start of the world cup in Russia readily admit. Neymar Jr. there was not, due to a broken lumbar vertebra as a passive spectator. Therefore, that he, who for 222 million euros a year ago, Barcelona to Paris, exchanged, now absolutely wants to shine in a final round.

“But the problem is that Neymar Jr. too often the mistake’, claims former international Zé Elias. ‘Football is pre-eminently a team sport. You have to hit the ball well even dare give up.’ For the good listener: the PSG striker should not everything about attracting and collective laren thinking.


The ‘Diversity House’ in St. Petersburg, that at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia advertising would make for tolerance and against racism in football, was still open. After the authorities in the course of last week the opening in a rented building still occurring, resulted in the association Cup for people for a fallback mechanism.

Piara Powar, the director of the network FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) is delighted that he and his organization would have the necessary signal can output. He controls the ‘Diversity House’ in Moscow, to the high symbolic value to continue to emphasize these themes. Powar asked also Fatma Samoura, the secretary-general of the wereldvoetbalbond FIFA, about the problems that emerged with the establishment in St. Petersburg. ‘It felt like a political damage”, he was referring to the suddenly cancelled the lease in a building where suddenly no electricity available, turned out to be.

Thanks to the support of former German international Thomas Hitzlsperger, who also own football association acts as a signboard, is now fully deployed on exhibitions and specific programs for gay supporters and profspelers.

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