Tony Fernandes, the owner and chairman at English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, has moved to quell rumors that his side was attempting an audacious bid for wayward Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.
The QPR chairman says that there is no basis to these rumours and the one thing that would prove to be a major stumbling block if they did make a move for Tevez are his astronomical wages, which a middle of the table side like Queens Park Rangers would find extremely hard to pay.
There might be quite a disappointment for Manchester City as Kolo Toure will not be able to play for their next game as they will be starting their training session for Ivory Coast in lieu of the FIFA deadlines.
The Ivory Coast coach however was quite disappointed about the fact that the England club expected the Ivory Coast people not to have any idea about the dates and deadlines and felt insulted because it portrayed them being illiterate on such terms and conditions.
The FIFA deadline clearly states that the training session for each of the countries has already begun and hence all other priorities are temporarily terminated.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil would be the first major international competition that will have a goal-line technology. Goal-line technology has been a long-standing debate within football.
Sepp Blatter has been one of the important figures in world football to be against the process of inducing technology in football. Blatter has always argued that technology will spoil the game, as we know it, by making it much slower than it is now. However, one of the must have accessories in the game as it is now seems to be goal-line technology given the number of wrong decisions made by referees in this regard continuously.
It is supposed to be the biggest festival of football on the planet, but Brazilian legend Pele fears that it might turn into a bit of a damp squib if the construction delays aren’t rectified over the next few weeks and months.
Brazil host the 2014 World Cup Finals, awarded to them after some spectacular plans for new stadiums, airports, hotels and roads were unveiled by the bid committee. Whilst the plan should work in principle, in practice many of the various projects are falling behind schedule, and some construction work might even be taking place whilst the Finals are taking place.
Speaking at the launch of his latest authorised biography, Pele said he thought that Brazil could definitley do a good job, but that there is a lot of work to be done.
Former Golden Boot winner Gary Linekar has tipped Spanish hot-shot David Villa to pick up the award this year (though its not too much of a punt as he is the current hot fvourite with bwin!) Linekar who won the Golden Boot at the 86 World Cup held in Mexico, notching up six goals and then joined Villa’s new club Barca after the tournament says, “He is a prolific goalscorer, with a lot of self-confidence. He handles the pressure very well and is very cool in front of goal. He showed that two years ago at the Euros and has showed here it is not a flash in the pan. He is just one goal behind Raul’s record for Spain and is a brilliant finisher.”
The World Cup came to a close today in South Africa with Spain announced World Cup Champions for the first time in their history after beating The Netherlands 1-0 in extra time in the World Cup Final today at Soccer City in South Africa, out of form striker Fernanado Torres was dropped to the bench in place of Pedro with both sides keeping faith with the teams that saw them through their semi final encounters.
Spain beat Germany last night in the semi final to setup mouthwatering match against Holland in the World Cup final. Holland or Spain have never won a World Cup before to the outcome will be interesting the say the least. A Carlos Puyol bullet header was enough to see Spaniards through with Spain hitting their stride at the right time.
The FA have just announced that Fabio Capello will continue as England manager, there had been a lot of speculation as to whether he would stay on as manager following England’s disastrous World Cup campaign, getting knocked out by Germany losing 4-1 last week.
A rift between England’s Steven Gerrard and John Terry are starting to surface in today’s media, rumours are circulating that Steven Gerrard had an affair with his sister in-law & Terry is incensed that he was allowed to be England captain considering why Terry was stripped of the captaincy.
Fifa President Sepp Blatter has said that he will consider using video technology in wake of England’s Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal and Carlos Tevez goal which was wrongly given could of been prevented had the use of video technology been implemented.