Protests Continue In Brazil


With nations and players all around the globe getting ready for the 2014 World Cup, protests continue being made in Brazil with violence escalating as each day passes on.

Thousands of people living in Brazil do not agree with the idea that €11 billion are being spent in order for the worldwide tournament to take place while there still are a number of other things which need to be done in the country such as: education, transportation and even roads.

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has stated that he is aware of the interest from other clubs across Europe for his services. The Brazil born Spanish striker has been one of most wanted men in European football over the last few months.

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Thierry Henry spent most of his playing career with the Arsenal jersey as he became a legend for the English club.

The majority of his personal accolades and awards were given to him because of his performances with Arsenal, the Frenchman is even considered to be the best player to join the club which is why even a statue was made in his honor.

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Jermain Defoe made his way from Tottenham to Toronto FC during the January transfer window but the English forward still has not made any appearances for his new club but he has insisted in saying that he is ready to make his debut.

Toronto FC will start their season by going against Seattle Sounders on March 16 and after going through a series of injuries, he stated that he is ready to perform with his new squad.

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Andrey Sergeyevich Arshavin is a Russian footballer born in 29 May 1981 at Leningrad, Soviet Union. He plays professional football with FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and served as the Captain of the Russian national team earlier.

His club career began with Zenit in 2000 and won several trophies, including Russian, Russian Premier League, Russian Super Cup, Premier League Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Cup. His stint with Zenit also earned him the Russian Footballer of the Year.

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Sheriff add fifth Brazilian to squad


Moldovan giants FC Sheriff have added a fifth Brazilian to their squad in the shape of striker Juninho Potiguar from Icasa in Brazil.

After failing to achieve promotion to the top flight last season, Juninho was allowed to leave Icasa on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract with the European club. The forward will now be looking to help his new club achieve a tenth straight Divizia Națională title, joining compatriots Enrique Luvannor, Ricardinho, Ernandes and Jhonatan at Sheriff.

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Caras Targets Euro 2016 Spot


Moldova coach, Ion Caras, has targeted a place at Euro 2016 after agreeing a two-year contract extension with the national team.

Friendlies have also been arranged for next month with Moldova scheduled to play Norway on 15th January and Poland five days later with both matches set to take place in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Moldova met Poland in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, drawing one game and losing the other, while they have failed to win any of their four previous matches against Norway.

Moldova are also set to play a friendly against Andorra on 5th March.

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The manager of the Moldovan national football team, Ion Caras, has said that the goalless draw that his team pulled off in a World Cup qualifying game against Ukraine last year gave them the belief that they can do well against the good sides.

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Former English FA chairman David Bernstein has said that manager Roy Hodgson should not be sacked from the job if England do not manage to make it into the 2014 World Cup. The possibility of England failing to qualify for this major tournament still exists because they are only in the second place in the group.

The team will be having an important World Cup qualifying match against Moldova on September 6. It could go a long way into deciding the future of national team. There are only a handful of World Cup qualifying matches left before the tournament begins.

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Brazil managed to win their group in the Confederations cup following a 4-2 win over Italy. As a result of this win, they will be facing Uruguay in the semifinals of the competition.

Even though the last few matches have been the first competitive encounters Brazil have been facing after more than two years, they have been able to grind results and reach the semifinals quite comfortably. Uruguay, though, will be giving them a great competition in the semifinals, which has led to major bookmakers giving narrow odds on the match.

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