November 9th, 2009

Anne Bonny
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and the saga continues.....

El Madrid firme: "Cristiano Ronaldo no viaja a Portugal"

La convocatoria del lesionado Cristiano Ronaldo por la selección portuguesa para disputar la repesca del Mundial 2010 ha provocado el conflicto entre el Real Madrid y la Federación lusa. Pero en el club blanco tienen muy claro que CR9 no viajará a la concentración de Portugal. El reglamento FIFA da la razón al club blanco.

Según informa el diario MARCA en su edición de este lunes en el Madrid se temían que Cristiano iba a ser llamado por el seleccionador portugués, Carlos Queiroz. Por eso tenían preparada la respuesta desde el pasado jueves, justo después de que CR9 regresara de Holanda tras ser examinado por el doctor Van Dijk.

Y la decisión del Real Madrid parece firme e irrevocable: "Cristiano no se mueve de aquí". Con esa frase se resume la estrategia que adoptará el club blanco en los próximos días. El Madrid enviará este lunes la documentación médica que acredita su lesión y seguirá cuanto marca la reglamentación FIFA para estos casos.

"Este lunes enviaremos a la federación portuguesa todos las pruebas médicas, tanto de nuestros médicos como del cirujano holandés Niek Van Dyjk, en las que se indica que Cristiano Ronaldo está lesionado y es baja", dijeron fuentes cualificadas del Real Madrid.


Quería acudir con su selección pero sabe que su lesión le impide jugar

A pesar de que los dirigentes del club blanco son conscientes de que Portugal se juega su clasificación para el Mundial en el doble enfrentamiento ante Bosnia, el Real Madrid aduce que Cristiano Ronaldo está de baja médica y que no puede incorporarse con su selección, ni siquiera para hacer grupo, ya que interrumpiría su protocolo de recuperación, que está establecido y prácticamente cronometrado para estas dos semanas.

El futbolista ya ha sido informado de la decisión del club y, aunque estaba como loco por poder ayudar a su selección, ha entendido que su lesión le impide ayudar a su país y que lo mejor es que se quede recuperándose en Madrid.

El Reglamento FIFA da la razón al club blanco
El máximo organismo del fútbol mundial recoge en un artículo de sus Estatutos el resquicio al que se aferra el Real Madrid para que Cristiano Ronaldo no salga de Madrid y que sean los servicios médicos de la selección portuguesa los que se desplacen para someter a un reconocimiento médico al astro madridista. En dicho supuesto, el jugador tiene la posibilidad de acogerse a su derecho de no viajar estando con la baja médica. Y esto es precisamente lo que quiere el conjunto blanco.


its basically saying that real madrid have had him examined and that he is not fit to play with portugal (something we all knew) and that they have the right to refuse the call up over medical issues, due to fifa regulations. Real Madrid have stated "Cristiano will not move from here" which is probably something we all figured out already. besides....we wouldnt want perez and his army to invade portugal to have queiroz's head now would we???

ps. i cant get the cut to work and im in a rush to get to school :S sorry

mikkel [bang bang me]

us rosters for friendlies in slovakia, denmark

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Marcus Hahnemann (Wolverhampton), Troy Perkins (Valerenga)
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Bocanegra (Rennes), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards), Clarence Goodson (IK Start), Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew), Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew), Heath Pearce (FC Dallas), Jonathan Spector (West Ham)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Michael Bradley (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus), Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Hull City), Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids), Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas), Eddie Johnson (Fulham)

The games:

Slovakia vs. US, in Bratislava, Slovakia; Saturday, 14 November, 10AM EST (ughhhhhhhhh), live on Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision
Denmark vs. US in Aarhus, Denmark; Wednesday, 18 November, 2:30 PM EST, rumored to be on ESPN2/HD (US Soccer hasn't released the official TV channel but my guess is with FSC getting one game, this one's gonna be on ESPN, they just have to figure out which channel)

Bob says:
“These matches present a terrific opportunity to continue building on the nucleus of our team, and at the same time evaluate more of the player pool against very good opponents,” said Bradley. “We are very pleased with what we have accomplished in a long and challenging year, and we move forward with the goal of getting ourselves ready to be a competitive team in the World Cup.”

full details

españa squad for friendlies

Squad for friendlies with Argentina and Austria:

Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Liverpool), Diego Lopez (Villarreal).

Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa (Real Madrid), Raul Albiol (Real Madrid), Joan Capdevila (Villarreal), Andoni Iraola (Athletic Bilbao), Carlos Marchena (Valencia), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Carles Puyol (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona).

Strikers: Pablo Hernandez (Valencia), Dani Guiza (Fenerbache), Juanma Mata (Valencia), David Silva (Valencia), David Villa (Valencia), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla), Jesus Navas (Sevilla).

i'm glad Jesus Navas finally got a call up, i hope he does well! and although, i'm glad that Nando didn't get called up because he needs to rest his injury, this is the second time he's been injured when he's had the chance to return to the vicente calderon :(

micha warns other players not to baw to the press one year too late.

Here's something interesting for those who have been following the Lahm/Bayern fallout. There are currently two different articles interpretting Michael Ballack's interview with Sky (as he was giving his opinion on Lahm's outburst). One article states that he gives a direct warning to Lahm (German press) whereas the other (English press) says he voices his support --

The Guardian:

Lahm has received support from his national team captain, Chelsea's Michael Ballack. "At the end of the day, Philipp is an important player for FC Bayern, he carries responsibility and feels responsible for the team," said the Chelsea midfielder. "He certainly wanted to wake people up and send out a positive signal and talk about things. Philipp is strong enough to cope with the criticism."

The German take on the same situation titled the same situation as 'Ballack warns Lahm: "public criticism is dangerous."

Direct quotations/translations from Eurosport:

"The England-legionnaire from FC Chelsea has a clear opinion on the criticism voiced by Lahm: 'In the end, anything that becomes public is always dangerous"

"He certainly wanted to shake people awake, give positive impulses, he addressed issues -- but when you do want to do that, you do it internally, not through public channels."

Yet at the end of all things it seems as if at least one of them has learned their lesson. In fact, I've decided to take my own take on this one here. Ballack: "Lahm, if you say one more thing I will do you like I did this pigeon."
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Mini Spam of the Birthday Boy

It's still 11/09/09 here, so to celebrate Alex Del Piero's 35th Birthday here's a tiny spam. He was my crush in the late 90s early 2000s. He used to be considered Roberto Baggio's heir, till he made a name for himself. I still consider him one of the best Italian football players ever. Too bad he never won the Ball d'or.

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Trouble in Ashley-land.

 Chelsea have confirmed that Ashley Cole has been diagnosed with a fractured tibia and the left-back is now expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks.

The injury means that Cole is missing from the England squad that will face Brazil in Qatar on Saturday and Chelsea have also been hit hard by the news.

Cole first sustained the injury in a Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on October 21, subsequently missing three games, and required pain-killing injections to play in the 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

However, Cole will now require a spell on the sidelines after aggravating the problem at Stamford Bridge.

"Ashley Cole has not been selected in the England squad for their friendly against Brazil," a Chelsea spokesman said. "He has a depressed fracture of the tibia, an injury first picked up in the Atletico Madrid home match last month.

"He aggravated the injury before the match against Manchester United and required an injection to play. However, he further injured it during the game and has therefore been ruled out of this week's England squad.''



Football Rankings 11/9/09


Most Points
Twente (Eredivisie) - 35 points

Fewest Points
Grenoble Foot (Ligue 1) - 1 point

Biggest Lead
Chelsea (Premier League) - 5 points
Internazionale (Serie A) - 5 points

Smallest Lead
Barcelona (La Liga) - 1 point
Girondins de Bordeaux (Ligue 1) - 1 point

Closest to Danger
Real Racing Club (La Liga) - tied with 18th place
Atalanta Bergamasca (Serie A) - tied with 18th place

Farthest From Safety
Grenoble Foot (Ligue 1) - 11 points fewer than 17th place

English Premier League
Spanish Primera División
Italian Serie A
French Ligue 1
German Bundesliga
Dutch Eredivisie
Scottish Premier League