SANCHEZ SCORES TWICE IN 3-1 URUGUAY WIN

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Chile defeated Uruguay 3-1 in a crucial CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier.


The forward only just returned from a hamstring injury with the club warning Chile not to risk him. Sanchez played anyway, and he was heavily strapped yet he scored two times in 16 minutes. He received an overwhelming standing ovation when he exited the pitch in the 84th minute.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger warned sternly that playing in the game would be a “suicidal decision” for Sanchez as it might leave him with a more serious injury. Wenger was not ready to risk the striker as it could impact Arsenal’s title chase in a very competitive term. Sanchez’s display will allay the French tactician’s fears going into the game against Manchester United this weekend.

Edison Cavani opened scoring for Uruguay within 15 minutes before Chile got an equalizer just before the recess. Eduardo Vargas’ header did the magic, and Sanchez put them ahead in the 60th minute. He got the second goal as well, sending fans wild. Everyone knew what a victory would do to their World Cup hopes, particularly as they battle Argentina for a spot in Russia 2018. Read More “SANCHEZ SCORES TWICE IN 3-1 URUGUAY WIN”

Sebastian Vignolo is of view that Paolo Guerrero hasnt got Recognition in Football World

Sebastian Vignolo, the presenter of a famous Football show on Argentinean TV, is of the opinion that Paolo Guerrero, the skipper of the Peruvian national Football Team, hasn’t got his due recognition in the Football world because of his nationality.


As per Vignolo, if Guerrero had been hailing from a country that is in Europe or even from some other country in South America, but, not Peru, the best clubs in the world would be lining up for his services.

In the words of Vignolo, “Peru doesn’t have a history of producing players who became the best of the generations, like an Argentina or a Brazil has and the league structure of the country is not rated around the world either. That is, maybe, why someone coming from Peru doesn’t fascinate you, but, what I have made of Paolo is that he is world-class and with a different nationality, he might have a Barcelona contract in his pocket by now.”
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NATIONAL TEAM FOOTBALL IN PERU LOOK BEYOND WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

The men national football team in Peru are preparing for friendlies lined up prior the Copa America coming up this summer.

The team has had a shambolic form in the world Cup qualifying campaign in the CONMEBOL group. Of the ten teams vying for a place at the World Cup finals, Peru lie in 8th position after garnering just four points from the six games played so far.


The team fought hard against Chile but lost at home 3-4 late last year. The loss propelled the team in the next game against Paraguay where they finished with the three points courtesy of a lone goal at home. They faced the last World Cup host, Brazil next but fell to a three nil defeat in an away match that felt the team scarred. They eventually forced a draw against Venezuela during the March international break but Luiz Suarez and Edison Cavani ran riot in the recent victory of Uruguay against the Peruvian side.

The men’s national team in Peru would now focus on the planet friendlies aginst Trinidad and Tobago, and El Salvador next month. This will be in preparation for the Copa America billed to start in June. Read More “NATIONAL TEAM FOOTBALL IN PERU LOOK BEYOND WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS”

Xavi Hernandez is another as one of the greatest ever players

Xavi Hernandez is another as one of the greatest ever players for Barcelona in the last couple of decades.

In fact, he would be one of the best players in the history of the club. Such is the contribution of the 35-year-old not just to the trophies won but also for the style of football. It was under the presence of Xavi at his peak when Guardiola brought back the passing style of football at the club to immense success. However, Xavi choose not to retire at the Camp Nou since he was in increasingly forced away from the first team.

Manager Luis Enrique decided to opt for the future and it meant that the 35-year-old Xavi was not a regular first choice. He has joined Middle East for the last couple of years of his career. Newly crowned Barcelona presidentJosep Maria Bartomeu says that the legendary midfielder is more likely to return to the Camp Nou once he hangs up his boots. Barcelona will want to continue the tradition of promoting from within. After having come through the ranks at the club, the ultimate progression for Xavi will be to coach the team at some point in the future. It has been the way with the likes of Guardiola and Enrique. Read More “Xavi Hernandez is another as one of the greatest ever players”