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Nemanja Vidic is set to retire from the Serbian internationals squad as they failed to qualify for the EURO’s being held next year.
The 29-year-old said: “It’s time for a change of generations and for some older players to say goodbye to the Serbian jersey.”
Vidic is joined by Inter Milan ace Dejan Stankovic, 33, who said “I played many matches, helped the national team and it’s time for me to turn to my tasks with Inter Milan.”
This will be a huge loss for the Serbian squad and i don’t think they will ever find someone to replace him.
It is definitely a one game ban, but UEFA could extend that to two or three games.
Capello has said that he might not even start for the whole of the Euro’s due to his “temperament”
“UEFA’s policy is to automatically ban a player for one match after a red card, with a disciplinary panel convening to discuss any extra punishment on an individual basis. They will meet on Thursday to decide if Rooney’s kick at Miodrag Dzudovic warrants more than a standard one game suspension.”
The teams qualified for the ACN so far are :
Ghana, Gabon, Eq Guinea, Botswana, CIV, Tunisia, Mali, Niger, Burkina, Senegal, Guinea, Zambia, Libya, Angola.
You might notice that there are loads of African Heavyweights missing.
Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa and most notably Egypt (broke records with 19 consecutive games unbeaten in 2010) miss out on the African Cup of Nations.
This means only 1 from the 9 most recent winners will compete (Tunisia).
There are 5 teams that are qualified and guaranteed a place in next summer’s Eurp 2012 being held at Poland/Ukraine.
The teams are :
Rooney was sent off in the 73rd minute for kicking Miodrag Dzudovic and will probably miss the first two games in Poland and Ukraine.
Capello said: “He made a silly mistake and said ‘Yes, sorry’. It’s a red card. You can’t defend that. I’m not happy, absolutely.
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, who has only just returned from a five-week injury lay-off, underwent groin surgery on Friday and will be out for 10 days.
He ofcourse, dropped out of the Netherlands squad and will not participate in the EURO 2012 Qualifier.
The possibility of Redknapp managing England at the finals is now being openly discussed in the corridors of power – and is rated ‘probable’ by top sources.
The FA chiefs are looking for someone to take the England job after Fabio Capello and the Tottenham boss is one of the most mentioned name.
The Dutch top the FIFA rankings ahead of Spain | المنتخب الهولندي يزيح اسبانيا ويتصدر تصنيف الفيفا الدولي
احتل المنتخب الهولندي الصدارة في تصنيف الفيفا الدولي , وكان اسبانيا المتصدر منذ العام الماضي خسر مقعد الصدارة بسبب خسارته امام المنتخب الأطاليبنتيجة 2 – 1 ودياً في 10 اغسطس الماضي , مما سمح للمنتخب الهولندي خط الصدارة قي التصنيف العالمي , وكذلك سقطت البرازيل مركزين واصبحت قريبة من المركز العاشر بعد ان اصبحت في المركز السادس بعد الخسارة امام المانيا , وصعد منتخب الأأورغواي الى المركز الخامس ليكون اول منتخب لآتيني في التصنيف .
وهذا التصنيف :
1. هولندا (2) 1596 نقطة
2. اسبانيا (1) 1563
3. ألمانيا (3) 1330
4. انكلترا (6) 1177
5. أوروغواي (5) 1174
6. البرازيل (4) 1156
7. إيطاليا (8) 1110
8. البرتغال (7) 1060
9. الأرجنتين (10) 1017
10. كرواتيا (9) 1009
Netherlands went top of the FIFA world rankings for the first time without playing a match in the last month.
Although their friendly against England was cancelled because of the London riots, Netherlands benefited as previous leadersSpain were beaten by Italy to lose their place at the top. England also profited from the cancellation of the fixture, moving back up to fourth.
World and European champions Spain had led for one year, but now drop down one place after losing a friendly with Italy 2-1 in Bari two weeks ago.
The Dutch became the seventh team to head the rankings since they were introduced in 1993 after Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Rankings (last month’s positions in brackets)
1. (2) Netherlands
2. (1) Spain
3. (3) Germany
4. (6) England
5. (5) Uruguay
6. (4) Brazil
7. (8) Italy
8. (7) Portugal
9. (10) Argentina
10. (9) Croatia
Riots force England match with Holland to be cancelled-اعمال الشغب تؤدي الى الغاء مباراة انجلترا و هولندا
The FA hope to reschedule the game for next year and have confirmed all tickets will be refunded in full.
Rio Ferdinand tweeted: “England v Holland game is off, good call. Who wants to see a game of football when our country is in turmoil?” “The scenes right now are shocking. What is this all in aid of? Innocent people’s homes and livelihoods have gone up in smoke — why? “It seems these kids/people have no fear or respect for the police. Maybe the Army will get that respect? “And I am not saying bring violence, I am saying the presence of the Army may make these kids/people think twice about continuing this?- This was all said by @RioFerdy5 the official twitter account if Rio Ferdinand
Wayne Rooney added: “These riots are nuts, why would people do this to their own country and city? This is embarrassing for our country. Please stop.” Rafael Van Der Vaart also had his say: “Too bad the game against England has been cancelled, I was was looking forward to it. Terrible for London what’s happening there now.”
Ghana’s international with Nigeria, which was due to be played at Watford’s Vicarage Road ground tonight, has also been cancelled.
الغت مباراة انجلترا و هولندا بسبب اعمال الشغب. و عبروا اللاعبين عن رايهم في الموضوع عبر تويتر, و من اللاعبين: فيردناند مدافع مانشستر يونايتد, واين روني مهاجم يونايتد, رافيل فان دير فارت لاعب تتوتنهام
The England squad for the friendly match against Holland has been announced and it doesn’t come without surprises.
The much unneeded match up right before the start of the premier league is the most hated internationals by any coach as it leaves their players unfit and sometimes injured right before some crucial matches.
The England team is as follows:
Green, Hart, Stockdale; Baines, Cahill, Cole, Ferdinand, Jagielka, Lescott, Richards, Terry, Walker; Barry, Carrick, Downing, A Johnson, Lampard, Milner, Parker, Wilshere, Young, Carroll, Crouch, Rooney, Welbeck.
The main surprise of this team is Arsenal Star Jack Wilshire who was injured and did not feature in the Arsenal defeat against Benfica, but yet is chosen by Fabio Capello.
Wenger has previously said that if he does not play for Arsenal against Benfica he will surely not play for England, this decision is now in the hands of Mr. Capello and it may lead to a big Arsenal blow if he gets injured ahead of our crucial first 5 games .
وقد أعلن تشكيلة منتخب انجلترا، وصدمة كبيرة أنهم يختارون جاك ويلشاير الذي غاب عن مباراة ارسنال ضد بنفيكا البرتغالي بسبب الاصابة
المنتخب الانجليزي على النحو التالي :
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