September 22nd, 2016
A lot of hard work, I have got to give credit to our team manager, Rob Pickstock, has been doing so well in making these fixtures possible.’’
This was the statement released by the head coach of the New Zealand national football team.
Anthony Hudson was talking in an interview and responding to questions in relation to upcoming friendly encounters that New Zealand has to face off with Mexico and USA.
On October 8 of the ongoing year, New Zealand is scheduled to lock horns with Mexico and 4 days later they will play against United States and these upcoming friendly matches are the highest quality of friendly games for New Zealand as they have generally been playing with other national teams that aren’t as recognized or ranked as high.
Playing against these higher ranked national teams is what the head coach of New Zealand, Anthony Hudson wanted in order to help his squad get more experience from higher ranked players than their usual adversaries.
August 20th, 2016
Ronaldinho says that his South American counterpart Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world despite having missed out on yet another major international title with the Argentina national team.
Messi has been part of the national team that has been runners up in three major tournaments for the last three consecutive summers. Their latest disappointment came at the Copa America 2016, which was being held as a centenary edition in the United States. The final of the tournament was a rematch of the 2014 final in which Chile managed to come out successful.
However, there was no redemption for Argentina at this time around as well, as they lost yet again. It means that the national team have suffered losses in three finals in consecutive years. Messi was later seen in tears while picking up his third runners-up award. The national team has been without a major title for almost 2 decades and the presence of Messi was seen as the major hope that would end this trophy drought. At 29 years of age, it was also probably one of the last attempts for Messi to win international honours after having tested every success at club level. Messi announced his retirement from international football following this latest disappointment, but Ronaldinho still considers him to be the best in the world.
August 14th, 2016
Former Barcelona player Ronaldinho has offered his support to Lionel Messi.
The latter and his father have been sentenced by a court for tax offenses. Ronaldinho said that he is with them, and it is hard to see his former Barcelona teammate suffering.
Ronaldinho has also said that it is sad to see Lionel Messi ends his international career. He believes that the player is still young and that he still can contribute to Argentina. He said that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world at the moment and that it is difficult to see such a talent retire from international football.
However, he believes that we should respect his decision. He said that the player has thought a lot about his decision and that we should abide by his choice. Ronaldinho said that Lionel Messi has already contributed a lot to Argentina football, but it is unfortunate that he could not win a major tournament with his national team.
April 28th, 2016
Ronaldinho, 36 years old is thinking about his future move. According to his agent, there are proposals from Chinese teams as well as teams from the Major League Soccer. The former Brazil international will want to end his career in style after having won all major trophies.
He is currently available on a free transfer after leaving Fluminense where he played nine matches. He was expected to sign a new contract with the Brazilian club, but things have evolved in such a way that Ronaldinho is now thinking of moving to the Major League Soccer or China.
The agent has ruled out a move for another Brazilian club and would want to seek a move abroad for his client.
There are also reports that Turkish club Trabzonspor might also be interested in signing the midfielder. The Turkish club will be celebrating their 50th anniversary and would want to make a marquee signing to commemorate the event.
Ronaldinho came to prominence on the European scene when he signed from the French team, Paris Saint-Germain in 2001. He will go on to make 86 appearances for the French side and scoring 25 goals along the way.
February 17th, 2016
Supporters of Cardiff City don’t want to see Russell Slade in the club anymore and they have made it very clear with social media overflowing with negative comments involving the 55 year old manager who seems to have lost the love and support from the fans of Cardiff City who are simply waiting and hoping to see him being removed from the managerial position of the club.
Not only are the fans of Cardiff City utilizing social media to voice their disapproval of Russell Slade but it can also be seen and experienced in the actual matches of the English League Championship club as they are booing the manager and the team in itself. This was clearly evident during Cardiff City’s 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest which was played back in December 29 of 2015.
The disappointing performances that the players of Cardiff City have been displaying not only can be seen from their matches in the English League Championship but it also extends to different competitions as they also suffered a 0-1 defeat against Shrewsbury as the time of Russell Slade appears to be running out.
Vincent Tan is the owner of Cardiff City and he is receiving requests from all over the world of sacking Russell Slade as soon as possible. Slade currently has a contract with Cardiff City which expires in the summer but the disapproval that the fans have in relation to the manager is so big that his time in the club might end sooner than what his contract has stated as just about everyone has lost their faith in Slade after all these negative results that Cardiff City has been picking up.