David James of Portsmouth walks on as Birmingham City players celebrate during the Barclays Premier League match between Birmingham City and Portsmouth at St. Andrews Stadium on August 19, 2009
It's for breast cancer y'all!!
If you don't like it he can always take it off
Dunga has called up 22 players for the WCQ against Argentina on September 5th and Chile in Salvador four days later.
Kléberson is injured, so Dunga has called up Liverpool's Lucas Leiva to take his place.
Adriano, who now plays for the Brazilian side Flamengo also earned a recall having scored 10 goals in the Campeonato Brasileiro so far.
The squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Júlio César (Inter Milan), Victor (Grêmio)
Wingbacks: Maicon (Inter Milan), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Filipe (La Coruña), André Santos (Fernerbahçe)
Centrebacks: Luisão (Benfica), Miranda (São Paulo), Lúcio (Inter Milan), Juan (Roma)
Defensive midfielder: Josué (Wolfsburg), Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Felipe Melo (Juventus), Lucas (Liverpool)
Midfielders: Elano (Galatasaray), Ramires (Benfica), Júlio Baptista (Roma), Kaká (Real Madrid)
Forwards: Robinho (Manchester City), Luís Fabiano (Seville), Adriano (Flamengo), Nilmar (Villarreal)
Though it wasn't mentioned yet, the Europa League had over 30 qualifying matches played today.
And as evidence in the picture above shows, both Werder Bremen and Aktobe Lento played drunk, with sleep-deprivation and klosed eyes.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said the government does not want to profit from doing business with AFA
Grondona, Cristina and Maradona.
The head of the Argentine Football Association's (AFA) Julio Humberto Grondona said "today is a historical day, we have a new challenge in the soccer organization" after he signed with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner the contract that enables the State to lend 600 million pesos for soccer transmissions.
After the AFA and the TSC business broke of their contract, Argentina's government has agreed to pay some US$155 million to broadcast soccer for free on television, a move which critics said smacked of populism and again increased state control over the economy.
Opposition politicians have criticized the government for putting state funds into soccer at a time when the global economic slowdown and inflation are raising concerns about poverty rates in Latin America's No. 3 economy.
They also said it was another sign of expanding state meddling in the economy, after Fernández and her husband and predecessor, former President Néstor Kirchner, have increased the state's role in various sectors, including a nationalization of private pensions funds and the country's biggest airline last year.
The global financial crisis has dried up a major source of funds for Argentina's debt-laden soccer clubs as European teams pay less to acquire South American players. The clubs have also been accused of mismanaging their finances.
The cash crunch even delayed the start of Argentina's soccer season, which had been due to begin on Aug. 14, after clubs fell behind on players' wages and taxes. The season is now due to begin on Friday.
The AFA last week ripped up its contract with TSC, which previously broadcast games on paid cable or satellite channels. TSC had refused to pay more for the broadcast rights.
Controversy over the government's foray into soccer has been fueled by TSC's links to the media conglomerate Grupo Clarín, whose newspaper has been increasingly critical of Fernández's government. Grupo Clarín holds a stake in TSC.
maybe I just wanted to post this pic of Maradona peaking, lol. Think about it.
Source: Buenos Aires Herald
Soo rumor has it that Real is trying to sell WS10 to Inter for 17 million euros. The internetzz are filled with gossip about the nearing departure of Wesley Sneijder at Real Madrid. Too bad all my sources are dutch. Or Flemish, but that's a cheap copy of Dutch. (no, I'm joking)(Or not)(Or am I?)
Anyway La Gazzetta came with it, so let's move on to
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