13 Foreign-Based Players Invited for Liberia/Congo DR Match

first_imgLiberia’s Norwegian based striker Sam Johnson (L) and LISCR FC loaned forward Terrence Tisdell (R) celebrates his lone goal scored against Cape Town City in the CAF Confederation Cup Coach Thomas Kojo has invited 13 foreign-based players to form part of his provisional squad to face DR Congo in the upcoming encounter in Monrovia.Local players, under the guidance of Deputy Coach Sam Chebli, have for the past days continued preparation for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers slated for September 9 at the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.According to a release from the Liberia Football Association, Coach Kojo, who is currently in Bulgaria heading a team of youthful Liberian players at the SATUC World Cup, invited Spanish-based goalkeeper, Boison Wynney De Souza of RCD Mallorca II, Joel Johnson Alajarin (right-back) of Charlotte Independence, Teah Dennis(center-back) and Adolphus Marshall (left-back) of Gudja United FC.Others are midfielder Mohammed Sangare of Newcastle United, who has received his first national team call-up, Murphy Oscar Dorley of Slovan Liberec, Sylvanus Nimely of Spartak Moscow II, and Norwegian- based Sam Johnson.The rest include Anthony Laffor, William Jebor, Terrence Tisdell of Mozambican club Costa do Sol, Seku Conneh of South Korea’s Ansan Greener and in form Liberian player Kpah Sherman, who plays for MIFA in Malaysia, completes the list of invited stars.Lone Star’s next opponent DR Congo, a country located in Central Africa, are currently seated second in the group with three points, following their 3-1 win over Congo-Brazzaville, while Liberia kicked of their qualifier campaign in Group C with a poor performance after losing 3-0 to Zimbabwe, a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The game was played last year at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, the capital.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The 2010 World Cup All-Star Team included two Man United flops and Spain legends

first_img 13 13 13 13 13 Iniesta scored the winning goal in the final as Spain claimed their first World Cup 13 Andres Iniesta scored the winning goal in the final to down the Netherlands and secure Spain their first ever World Cup, and the second of their three successive international successes; La Roja won the European Championship of 2008 and they repeated that feat two years after the World Cup in 2012.The 2010 finals did not provide particularly great entertainment, with some displays of poor football soundtracked by the endless drone of the vuvuzela. Nonetheless, some great players showed off their best skills, including Golden Ball winner Diego Forlan, and Germany’s Thomas Muller, who finished as joint-top scorer and was named the best young player at the tournament.Forlan and Muller were two of the stars of 2010, but who else performed that summer in South Africa? The World Cup All-Star Team is named to remember the best performers, and you can see who was selected below, alongside their @OfficialPanini stickers for the tournament …2010 FIFA WORLD CUPHosts: South AfricaChampions: SpainRunners-up: NetherlandsThird place: GermanyFourth place: UruguayTop scorer: Diego Forlan (Uruguay) / Thomas Muller (Germany) / Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) / David Villa (Spain) – 5 goalsBest Player: Diego Forlan (Uruguay)Best Young Player: Thomas Muller (Germany) 13 2010 WORLD CUP ALL-STAR TEAM DEFENCE: Maicon (Brazil)Maicon made his mark on the 2010 World Cup despite Brazil being knocked out at the quarter-final stage. The athletic, forward thinking right-back scored a memorable goal from a near-impossible angle against North Korea which caught the eye in the group stage. He came into the tournament off the back of a treble-win with Inter Milan, but his career would soon go downhill after this moment as he was famously terrorised by Gareth Bale at the San Siro a season later. MIDFIELD: Andres Iniesta (Spain)Having left Barcelona at the end of the 2017/18 season, Iniesta will have one last hurrah for his country at the 2018 World Cup. Without doubt, the highlight of what has been a glorious career came in 2010 as the midfielder’s dazzling displays throughout the tournament propelled Spain to the final. His 116th minute goal against the Netherlands will live forever in the hearts of every Spanish fan who watched the tournament, as it allowed them to bear witness to their country conquering world football for the first time. The 2018 World Cup is just around the corner, so talkSPORT.com are trawling through the archives to relive past tournaments.Today we are taking a look at the 2010 edition, won by a quite brilliant Spain side in South Africa, the first ever African nation to host the finals. DEFENCE: Carles Puyol (Spain)Casillas may have been captain of Spain, but Puyol was undoubtedly their talisman. Barca’s big-haired centre-back was vital to the defence which kept clean sheets in every knockout round of the 2010 World Cup and even scored the semi-final winning goal with a thunderous header against Germany. FORWARD: Diego Forlan (Uruguay)Endearingly hapless at Manchester United, Forland was dynamite in shooting Atletico Madrid to Europa League glory. He stood out in in 2010 as the first player to truly know what the hell to do with the unpredictable Jabulani ball and it brought him five goals (three from outside the area), and saw him deservedly named player of the tournament and take him the Golden Player trophy.center_img 13 13 DEFENCE: Sergio Ramos (Spain)Despite their differing club allegiances, Ramos stood side-by-side with Puyol at the heart of Spain’s impenetrable defence. The Real Madrid man played every minute of the 2010 World Cup and topped the tournament’s ‘Castrol Performance Index.’ His versatility at the time, playing both right-back and centre-back, proved to be a great asset for his country. 13 FORWARD: David Villa (Spain)Perpetually underrated striker who has (easily) scored more World Cup goals than any other Spaniard. Villa got three in Germany in 2006, but showed his true class in South Africa four years later. His five goals included two match winners – against Portugal in the last 16 and Paraguay in the quarters – as Spain lifted the trophy for the first time. He scored his ninth goal – a quality back heel – in the 2014 edition during a 3-0 win against Australia. It was his 59th and final international goal for Spain and a stylish way to say goodbye in what was a disappointing tournament. Villa remains the country’s top scoring player.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. MIDFIELD: Xavi (Spain)Winning became an addiction for Xavi, the great Barcelona and Spain midfielder, who combined intelligence, technique and composure to great effect. He operated as a midfield conductor as his country won both the Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup and in South Africa he completed a 544 passes, more than any other player. GOALKEEPER: Iker Casillas (Spain)Casillas was already considered a modern great heading into the 2010 World Cup, but staked his claim as an all-time legend with his performance at the tournament. The Real Madrid man was Spain’s captain when they lifted the trophy at Euro 2008 and carried this experience onto the biggest stage of all, keeping clean sheets in all four of his country’s knockout matches. 13 MIDFIELD: Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)Perennial Manchester United target Sneijder was unlucky to not win the Ballon d’Or in 2010 for his performances in guiding Inter Milan to the Champions League that year, and then helping the Netherlands to the World Cup final. The talented playmaker was joint top scorer at the competition with five goals, and such performances established him as one of Europe’s finest midfielders. He never did get that move to Old Trafford, though. 13 MIDFIELD: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)A winner in 2014, Germany lit up the tournament four years earlier with Schweinsteiger as the midfield anchor. The result was some breathtaking football, culminating in hugely impressive wina against England (4-1) and Argentina (4-0). Schweinsteiger retired from international football in 2016 with 121 caps as Germany’s fourth-most capped player, behind Lothar Matthaus (150), Miroslav Klose (137) and Lukas Podolski (129). Here was a true leader of a team. 13 DEFENCE: Philipp Lahm (Germany)Lahm became the youngest player to captain Germany at a World Cup after Michael Ballack withdrew from the 2010 tournament due to injury.  He led his fresh-faced Germany side to the semi-finals, where they were eliminated by Carles Puyol’s famous header. The experience that Lahm and the rest of his young Germany side picked up in South Africa would prove crucial four years later when he picked up the trophy in Brazil.last_img read more

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Confusion over erection of mysterious posters in West Donegal

first_imgA Donegal county councillor has reacted after dozens of posters thanking him and a well-known Donegal GAA star for working for the gay community appeared on lamp-posts.The posters, which depict both Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig and footballer Eamonn McGee appeared in West Donegal today.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said he does not know who is responsible for erecting the posters. But he added “I would like to thank the “anonymous” people who put up posters in Gaoth Dobhaire acknowledging my support for the gay community in Donegal.“I will continue to do whatever I can to support oppressed, marginalised communities throughout the county, but it’s nice to get some recognition for that support.”Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig is seeking to retain his position as a county councillor in the local elections this weekend.Mr McGee is a well-known commentator and activist but is not standing for election. Confusion over erection of mysterious posters in West Donegal was last modified: May 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla EasbuigpostsWest Donegallast_img read more

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