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Guardiola and Benitez, candidates for Russian Steering

A list of 13 candidates has the Russian Federation of Soccer (RFS) to find the new technician of the national selection, among the ones that they emphasize the Spanish Josep Guardiola and Rafael Benítez, the Argentine Marcelo Bielsa and the Italian Fabio Capello.

As soon as the Dutch one Dick Advocaat left the position after the elimination of the team in the Euro 2012 Poland-Ukraine, in the RFS already they seek replacement and of a list of 13 candidates the chosen one will leave.

Josep Guardiola

The RFS plans, “in conformity with the norms of UEFA and FIFA, to maintain conversations with these specialists so that one of them becomes the coach national”, indicates in its official website. …continue reading

The experienced coach Louis van Gaal is the new coach of Holland

Louis van Gaal was named Friday as coach of Holland as a replacement for Bert van Marwijk, who renounced after the clangorous failure of the selection in the Eurocopa.

It will be the second cycle of Van Gaal at the helm of the national team. Van Gaal said the head of Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but failed to qualify for World Cup 2002when he led for the first time to the selection. The federation said the Dutch coach of 60 years signed a contract that ties him to the World Cup2014.

Louis van Gaal

“It’s the challenge that had been waiting for”, said Van Gaal. Van Marwijk resigned last month following the premature removal of the Oranje at Euro 2012, losing all three matches. Holland had come to Ukraine and Poland tournament with favorite poster after his performance at the 2010 World Cup, where they fell 1-0 in extra time against Spain in the final. …continue reading

UEFA defends its proposal to organize a European Championship with 24 teams

Expanding the European Football Championships to 24 teams will not descend the quality of the tournament but will permit that more countries of good level can participate, this Friday said the director of the in force edition of the tournament, Martin Kallen.

After a group stage with many emotions in the tournament taking place in Poland and Ukraine, where favorites Spain and Germany secured their passage to the quarter-finals at the last moment, the concern is that the expanded version of the championship, which is release in four years in France , not as competitive.

Martin Kallen

The President of UEFA, Michel Platini, defended the decision to expand the tournament earlier this week and media cited the director of the 2012 Edition, Kallen, after a Friday press conference. …continue reading

Portugal says the problem is that the ball does not cooperate

The Portuguese national soccer tried to find the root of their problems of lack of scoring and simplified the situation by saying that “the ball does not enter”.

“It is the reality. We create many occasions (of goal), but the ball does not want to enter”, told journalists the midfield player Miguel Veloso.

Portugal debuted at Euro defeat Poland-Ukraine.

“The most important is to have a little luck because perhaps the ball among and we can continue from there”, he added. His teammate Nani was shown in agreement with respect to that the ball was not cooperating. …continue reading

The selection of Spain has the most expensive staff of Euro

If some petroleum magnate wanted to buy the most expensive team of the old world would have that to disburse more than 822 million dollars and would be carried the 23 players of the world champion. The team is a matter of Spain and its players cost on the average 37 million each one.

The German entry of statistics of soccer Transfer market reports on the prices of the participants of the Euro 2012 that will be carrying out in Poland and Ukraine since Friday 8 of June.

Players of the Spanish football team

According to the website, Spain is the most expensive choice, not just Europe but the world. In second place, is located that of Germany, with a value of 513.612.300 dollars, with Thomas Muller, player of the Bayern Munich, as its greater star. …continue reading

Government of France announced boycott to the Eurocopa of Poland-Ukraine

The French Government will boycott the European Football Championship that is initiated in June in protest by the deal given in prison to it to squeeze Ukrainian minister Yulia Tymoshenko, this Thursday said the minister of French Sports.

The European Union has expressed her worry by the conditions in which the opposing leader is found Yulia Tymoshenko, but she has not said still to carry out a joint boycott for the Euro 2012, that she is organized by Poland and Ukraine.

Yulia Tymoshenko

Holland has said that will not send political representatives to the tournament, just like the European Commission. Other countries, like Germany, they have maintained that their presence is connected with the destiny of Tymoshenko. …continue reading