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dantzig

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He was a bit young in Italy so he struggled a little which is kind of normal for younger players.
Release clauses are useless because if set too low the selling club will end up losing money, vice versa if set too high no one will bother paying the money and look for a loophole. Seems like Fernandes has a loophole as you said that might allow him to leave for less. Is Sporting in debt financially or are you stable?
Yes, there's some kind of loophole, but he's also very fair to not let the club down... If not 100m, then something close to it, always good for the club... And yes, club is struggling financially, it's been like that for many years now, even more after what happened one year ago (honestly, most clubs have big debts, but their assets allow it).


@dantzig A big LIKE from me for Krasi Balakov!!! ;)
Hehe, Balakov was probably my first football idol since I remember... At the time, during the 90's, bulgarians had an amazing team, led by Stoichkov, but here Balakov in Sporting and Kostadinov in Porto were heroes too... Was very, very sad when Balakov left Sporting, but still love him and I was happy to know he was appointed as Bulgaria manager (though results lately have not been very good).

I still have my ragdoll with the number 10 written in it!
 

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Yes, there's some kind of loophole, but he's also very fair to not let the club down... If not 100m, then something close to it, always good for the club... And yes, club is struggling financially, it's been like that for many years now, even more after what happened one year ago (honestly, most clubs have big debts, but their assets allow it).



Hehe, Balakov was probably my first football idol since I remember... At the time, during the 90's, bulgarians had an amazing team, led by Stoichkov, but here Balakov in Sporting and Kostadinov in Porto were heroes too... Was very, very sad when Balakov left Sporting, but still love him and I was happy to know he was appointed as Bulgaria manager (though results lately have not been very good).

I still have my ragdoll with the number 10 written in it!
I think he will go to the highest bidder if the club need the money as you mentioned.

I remember Balakov, the bloke with the curly hair do. He was some player in that solid Bulgaria team of the mid 90's.
 

dantzig

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I think he will go to the highest bidder if the club need the money as you mentioned.

I remember Balakov, the bloke with the curly hair do. He was some player in that solid Bulgaria team of the mid 90's.
Hopefully the highest bidder is a proper english club, I'll root for it, usually they know how to develop further all players.

Figo was the probably the main star at the time in Sporting, but Balakov was definitely the midfield boss and fans favourite too... Also liked Juskowiak, if there's any polish fan here :D



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And what about Women World Cup and Copa America? Nobody talks about it?

I couldn't see any of the WWC R16 matches, just the brief highlights from FIFA... All that qualified deserved it? Seemed to me USA was struggling against Spain.

Copa America has been entertaining, group C matches were definitely the best. Too bad the format kinda sucks, with even Paraguay with just 2 points going through (Japan deserved to had more points, but their accuracy was terrible!). Potential Brasil vs Argentina in the semis.
 

Suisse

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FINALS :

Women's World Cup : USA -- Netherlands

Copa America : Brazil -- Peru

Gold Cup : USA -- Mexico
 

beto18

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After several weeks of a lot of football, we already know the champions. :cool:

USA
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Brazil
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Mexico
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Luckily I enjoyed the three championships and every time I had time, I saw some games (not all but most or the most interesting ones)

Missing the champion of Africa. Unfortunately this championship is not broadcast here in any media but I see the summaries of the matches online.

For me, the big surprise is the debutant "MADAGASCAR"
- In the classification, comes from the preliminary phase.
- After: I qualify for the championship in advance.
- Already in the cup, he won his group and undefeated.
- I pass the round of 16
We will see how far they advance, but with what they have achieved so far they are the revelation of the tournament. I hope they continue like this for the World Cup qualifying phase, it would be nice to have "MADAGASCAR" on the next world cup album. ;)
 

Suisse

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Quarter Finals AFCON ( African Cup of Nations ) or CAN ( Coupe d'Afrique des Nations )

Senegal -- Benin

Algeria -- Ivory Coast

Nigeria -- South Africa

Tunisia -- Madagascar
 

beto18

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New format qualifying for CONCACAF ( Qatar 2022 )

Actually, I do not like this new format of CONCACAF and it seems unfair that the first 6 FIFA ranking play directly a final hexagon to get three places and for the other 29 selections I think the number of matches to get a winner is exaggerated and after this winner has to play with the quarter of that hexagonal so that the winner between both just plays the intercontinental playoff. I do not like it but I respect other opinions that are different from mine.

Unfortunately CONCACAF to this day can not find a good competition format to make the qualifying phase to the world cup. Being this confederation, the only one that is changing every time.
But not everything they organize is bad, for example they have approved the CONCACAF Nations League (very similar to the UEFA Nations League) and I think it's a great idea but it seems that this tournament is missing something, do not you think ??? What do you think is missing ???
Maybe 10 more selections ??? I leave you with the incognito.

CONCACAF and CONMEBOL: just merge both cups like you did in 2016, both current formats are rubbish!
Several times I heard about this idea but it always stayed in nothing. Until the year 2016 and both confederations made an experiment with the America Cup Centenary and everything went very well and it was a very nice competition. Now this experiment has to be done again but this time definitively.

Misters, football leaders do not waste any more time. The time has come to unite both confederations (CONMEBOL and CONCACAF) and make it one ("Confederation of soccer of the Americas") ;) and that their tournaments are the following:
  • Copa América with 24 selections (Same as the Euro cup, The Asia Cup and the Africa Cup)
  • League of Nations of the Americas with the 51 national teams divided into 4 leagues from A to D (same as the UEFA Nations League and the aforementioned CONCACAF Nations League)
  • A good qualifying format for the world cup.
If all that would come true, surely many would like but quickly wonder what will happen at the club level? Because all those ideas are for the selections.

Maybe there would be the problem but it would not be a big obstacle either because in 2015 there was an idea of some entrepreneurs and ex-football players, who planned an interesting and millionaire tournament; the Americas Champions League. ;)

Unfortunately this tournament was never played.

So my conclusion is this: the only impediment for this idea to become reality could be the distance of the trips, for example from the south of Argentina to the north of Canada, quite an adventure for the players.
 

Suisse

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Draw , Second Round Asian Qualifiers , World Cup Qatar 2022

Group A : PR China , Syria , Philippines , Maldives , Guam

Group B : Australia , Jordan , Chinese Taipei , Kuwait, Népal

Group C : IR Iran, Iraq, Bahraïn, Hong Kong, Cambodia

Group D : Saudi Arabia , Uzbekistan , Palestine , Yemen , Singapore

Group E : Qatar , Oman , India , Afghanistan , Bangladesh

Group F : Japan , Kyrgyz Republic , Tajikistan , Myanmar , Mongolia

Group G : United Arab Emirates , Vietnam , Thaïland , Malaysia , Indonesia

Group H : Korea Republic , Lebanon , DRP Korea, Turkmenistan , Sri Lanka

Résultat de recherche d'images pour draw asian qatar 2022
 
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