PERU DEFEAT PARAGUAY, ECUADOR PLAY DRAW WITH VENEZUELA

South American sides Ecuador and Venezuela played a draw on Thursday night when they clashed.


Mikel Villanueva had an own goal in the 29th minute while Junior Moreno scored through a powerful shot from the centre of the box after receiving an assist from ArquimedesFiguera.

The teams played a 1-1 draw at half time and there was no change when the game ended. However, Figuera received marching orders in the 75th minute for a second yellow card.

When Peru and Paraguay met in a friendly game at Trujillo, Paolo Guerrero’s 75th minute effort was the difference in the 1-0 win. Rodrigo Rojas has fouled Miguel Trauco, picking up his second yellow card of the game. The visitors were down to ten men.

Football in Peru has been developing of recent. They play Jamaica in their next game. The friendly game would hold on June 13.

Elsewhere in football’s most iconic rivalries, Argentina defeated Brazil in a superclasico in Australia. Sevilla defender Garbiel Mercado scored the sole goal that separated the bitter rivals as over 95,000 fans gathered to watch the star studded game. Funny enough only 31 percent saw the game the Socceroos played against Saudi Arabia in the crucial World Cup fixture. Read More “PERU DEFEAT PARAGUAY, ECUADOR PLAY DRAW WITH VENEZUELA”

Philippe Coutinho may get place in National Team

There are some players who knock on the door of the national team and then, there are others who just break open that door. Philippe Coutinho seems to be the one belonging to that second category.

The 22-year old Brazilian midfielder who has not been featuring for his national team in the recent times has now made it difficult for the Selecao boss Dunga to ignore him.

He has been showing a bit of a Midas touch for the Reds in the English first division Football this season.

It’s not only the goals that he has scored. A lot of players actually find the net, but, there are only few who catch the eyes.

Those who tend to score on big occasions are spoken about the most.

In pressure situations with whips cracking, Coutinho has lifted his game and has done the job for Liverpool and perhaps, tried to send a message to Dunga that he is ready for a national recall.

When he was given the opportunity to play International Football for the first time back in 2010, he was only 17 at that time and was just learning his art. He was pretty good though, but, perhaps not good enough for that level. Read More “Philippe Coutinho may get place in National Team”