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Manchester City has not made a big splash in this summer transfer window as they have indeed signed a few players here and there but nothing too big at least compared to other clubs in the Premier League but it has proven to be a good decision for them as they kicked off the English League with nothing but victories.
So far, 2 matches in the Premier League have been played and Manchester City came out as the victorious side in both games. Manuel Pellegrini opted to go with instead of having to sign big name players in the transfer market; he decided to extend the contracts of the main influential figures in the team such as: Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Vincent Kompany.
Even though only the League has only started, Sergio Aguero is making his mark on the history books and proving why Manchester City is willing to pay him €150,000 each week of wages. The Argentinean forward scored in both opening matches of the season against Liverpool and Newcastle United and he has turned into the player with best minutes-per-goal ratio in the Premier League as he scores an average of 1 goal in every 113 minutes.
The Chilean manager of Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini decided to release Sergio Aguero into the playing grounds in the 2nd half of each game against Liverpool and Newcastle United and in a matter of only a few minutes Aguero scored important goals which helped his team on securing the triumphs.
Sergio Aguero’s previous Premier League campaign saw him scoring 17 league goals in 23 appearances for Manchester City but if he can continue his current pace then it will be an even more impressive season for the Argentinean superstar.
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Brazil will lock horns with Chile in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2014 this Saturday. The match is scheduled to be played at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
Nobody had doubts over Brazil qualifying for the knockout stages, but, very few people would have expected Chile to come this far. For them to get through a group which consisted sides like Netherlands and the defending champions Spain is nothing less than an achievement.
Chile’s defence has been main reason why they have achieved success in this tournament so far. The win that they secured against Spain in their second match was only the result of their solid defending.
But, against Brazil, the Chile Back line will be in for a big test. The men in yellow don’t generally hold back. They like to attack from the word go and in all likelihood, they would be applying the same tactics against Chile too.
Neymar would be the main player for the hosts, but, as Luiz Felipe Scolari had said a few days back that to expect the Barcelona striker to be at his best in every game is not fair. So, it’s important for the other Brazilian stars including Oscar to start putting up impact performances.
Chile might like to take a leaf out of the book of Mexico which had unexpectedly stopped Brazil on a draw in the group round. The strategy of El Tri in that match was not to give Neymar any room at all and go for the attack only if a clear chance comes along.
Chile can also go with the same strategy. Everyone knows that currently Brazil is over dependent on Neymar. So, if you manage to control him, you can put the host side under a bit of pressure.
If we take crowd support, history and skills of the players into account, then, Brazil looks the favourite, but, you never know. Funny things can happen in football.
With the 2014 World Cup just around the corner fans, supporters, players and managers are getting ready for the worldwide event that kicks off at June 12 in Brazil.
This event takes place every 4 years and the world of sports betting focuses on this competition as it produces more wagers and bets than any other including the Super Bowl and the Olympics.
Spain are the current world champions as they won the 2010 World Cup edition but with new managers and players showcasing to the world what they are capable of accomplishing, the Spanish side will have to work hard in order to protect their title and silverware.
Brazil are the hosts this time around and its filled with immense talent from players in just about every position of the squad with the youngster Neymar leading the attacking department of the team while Thiago Silva will be the main man in the defensive section of the lineup.
Argentina has not lifted the World Cup in over 25 years but they are expected to reach at least the quarter-finals of this event with Lionel Messi being the superstar player who has to silence his critics as they are claiming that the only thing which is stopping the Barcelona player to be one of the best players in history is the World Cup trophy.
Germany is another nation that is stacked with talent in every single spot of the team with Neuer being considered as the best shot-stopper not only in Europe but the world while the attacking section of the squad includes the likes of: Ozil, Schurrle, Muller and Reus.
Netherlands and Italy are some of the other favorites as they have world class player such as: Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon, Van Persie and Arjen Robben as those are some of the main players behind their respective nations which are expected to be the driving force for their teams.
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As the Spanish League is nearing its end, clubs around the Europe are getting ready for the summer when the transfer window opens. Real Madrid is being linked with a number of rumors involving the departure of some of their players as well as some new arrivals right on the horizon.
The future of Iker Casillas remains unclear as he still isn’t quite comfortable as he has to watch Diego Lopez playing on just about all the League matches and Casillas has to settle making appearances on the European competitions. Continue reading →