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”

BRAZIL HOPE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WILL SOLVE SENIOR TEAM FOOTBALL PROBLEMS

Brazil showed the world the power of determination when they won their first ever gold medal in the men’s event in a football tournament at an Olympic Games.

The story is very inspiring, and a nice fairly tale especially with the initial stumbles. The country is now hoping this will translate to a better fate for the senior team currently facing troubles.

After the 1-1 draw in the final on Saturday, the Olympic team coach Rogerio Micale said: “This is a contribution to the national team but the situations are different.” Brazil knocked out their German opponents in a revenge after losing 7-1 at home in the semi final of the last World Cup on home soil, albeit on the senior level.

“It is a seed, the players are young so that is an excellent sign for the future,” Micale added hoping the success will translate to better fortunes for the faltering senior team. However, that future begins on Monday with the national team boss Tite naming his first squad for World Cup qualifiers in Ecuador. Brazil are poised to face the south American country on September 1, before hosting Colombia the following week. Read More “BRAZIL HOPE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WILL SOLVE SENIOR TEAM FOOTBALL PROBLEMS”

Sergio Markarián – Last coach for Peruivian National Football Team

Sergio Markarián was the last coach to be in charge of the Peruvian national football team but ever since his departure from the managerial position in the team in 2013, there has not been anyone else that has officially taken up that spot.

The former Brazil coach Felipe Scolari is currently being viewed as the next possible manager of Peru as they are looking for a coach who has experience playing in some of the biggest teams and competitions from around the world and Scolari definitely does fit the bill as he has been in charge of top teams such as: Chelsea and Brazil as well as has experience coaching clubs which started off as early as 1982. Read More “Sergio Markarián – Last coach for Peruivian National Football Team”