February 26th, 2010

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Hopefully no end-of-the-match-fight this time..


GERMANY & ARGENTINA SQUADS ANNOUNCED

FOR INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY ON MARCH 3



GERMANY:

Goalkeepers: Rene Adler (Bayer Leverkusen), Manuel Neuer (Schalke 04)

Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Hamburger SV), Arne Friedrich (Hertha BSC), Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Per Mertesacker (Werder Bremen), Marcel Schaefer (VfL Wolfsburg), Serdar Tasci (VfB Stuttgart), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)

Midfielders: Michael Ballack (Chelsea), Christian Gentner (VfL Wolfsburg), Thomas Hitzlsperger (Lazio), Aaron Hunt (Werder Bremen), Marko Marin (Werder Bremen), Mesut Oezil (Werder Bremen), Marcell Jansen (Hamburger SV), Piotr Trochowski (Hamburger SV), Sami Khedira (VfB Stuttgart), Christian Traesch (VfB Stuttgart), Toni Kroos (Bayer Leverkusen), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

Strikers:  Cacau (VfB Stuttgart), Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), Miroslav Klose (Bayern Munich), Stefan Kiessling (Bayer Leverkusen), Lukas Podolski (1. FC Koeln)



ARGENTINA:

Goalkeepers: Mariano Andujar (Catania/Italy), Sergio Romero (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands)

Defenders:
Martin Demichelis (Bayern Munich/Germany), Nicolas Otamendi (Velez Sarsfield), Walter Samuel (Inter/Italy), Nicolas Burdisso (Roma/Italy), Clemente Rodriguez (Estudiantes), Gabriel Heinze (Marseille/France)

Midfielders:
Javier Mascherano (Liverpool/England), Jonas Gutierrez (Newcastle/England), Angel Di Maria (Benfica/Portugal), Juan Sebastian Veron (Estudiantes), Jesus Datolo (Olympiacos/Greece), Mario Bolatti (Fiorentina/Italy)

Strikers:
Javier Pastore (Palermo/Italy), Carlos Tevez (Manchester City/England), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Spain), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Spain), Diego Milito (Inter Milan/Italy)
 
 source 1, 2


 
Nina Dobrev
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Spain and France Squad news...

Torres back in Spain squad.


 

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque recalled Liverpool striker Fernando Torres to his squad for Wednesday's friendly against France in Paris.

Torres missed the European champions' friendlies against Argentina and Austria in November due to injury and takes the place of Valencia forward Pablo Hernandez.

"This is not an absolutely final list for the World Cup, only one for the friendly against France," Del Bosque said at a news conference on Friday.

"Torres played in Liverpool's last (league) match and seems to have recovered and he looks to be in a condition to play," he added.

"We have had no differences with (Liverpool coach Rafa Benitez), nor with any other coach."

Squad:

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

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

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

Forwards: David Silva (Valencia), Fernando Torres (Liverpool), Daniel Guiza (Fenerbahce), Alvaro Negredo (Sevilla), David Villa (Valencia), Juan Mata (Valencia), Jesus Navas (Sevilla

fourfourtwo.com/news/spain/48889/default.aspx

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Pompey in administration

Portsmouth, with debts of about £60m, have become the first Premier League club to enter administration. The club will be docked nine points as a result and face almost certain relegation to the Championship. Pompey, who have had four owners this season, were due to face a winding-up order on 1 March but decided to go into administration in a bid to survive. It was reported that four parties were considering a takeover but no deal was completed before Thursday's deadline. BBC Sport understands the three directors of the Premier League board will meet next week to agree when the nine points should formally be taken off.

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Remember the post about the New Nike kits, here? Did you know they are all made with plastic bottles and recycled polyester?? Interesting stuff, no?


LONDON, UK (February 25, 2010) – Many of the world's leading players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Robinho and Ji-Sung Park will take to the pitch in South Africa this summer wearing the most environmentally-friendly and technologically-advanced kit in football's history. For the first time, all of Nike’s national teams, including Brazil, Portugal and The Netherlands, will be wearing jerseys made entirely from recycled polyester, each one produced from up to eight recycled plastic bottles. Nike unveiled the new national team kits with several footballers at a global media event at Battersea Power Station in London.

“This summer in South Africa Nike will give footballers an edge by providing the newest and most innovative product for the game’s greatest players,” said Charlie Denson, President, Nike Brand. “With today’s announcement, we are equipping athletes with newly designed uniforms that not only look great and deliver performance benefits, but are also made with recycled materials, creating less impact on our environment.”

read more at NikeBiz