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 Friendly, Liberia v Malawi 

The Liberia Football Association, on recommendation of the technical staff of the national team, has invited 14 overseas players for the first leg on the road to the 2013 African Nations cup finals in South Africa, and the players begin arriving this Sunday September 2nd.

The players are: Defenders Jimmy Dixon (Turkey), Solomon Grimes (Cyprus), Omega Roberts Alamadine (Serbia) and Patrick Gerdhart (Australia); midfielders Alseny Keita (France), Theo Weeks Lewis (Turkey), Zah Krangar and James koko Lomel (Indonesia); forwards Tonia Tisdell (Turkey), Sekou Jabateh Oliseh (Russia) and Ansu Toure (Demark) and Strikers Patrick Wleh (Malaysia), Junior Wilson and Boakai Foday (Indonesia).
Already, the Indonesia based players invited are currently on camp with the local players. Of the four, Zah, Koko and Boakai were part of the recent trip to Equatorial Guinea. However, striker Junior Wilson, who could not make the team to Malabo recently for Fifa matchday due to injury, is going through rehabilitation and Coach Smith is confident Wilson will recover in full before the match against the Super Eagles.

On Sunday, Theo Weeks and Ansu Toure are expected to arrive, while Patrick Wleh, Solomon Grimes, Tonia Tisdell and Omega Roberts are expected on Monday. CSKA’s Sekou Jabateh, who has a game on Sunday, is also expected on Monday.

The rest are expected on Wednesday. This is to say players arriving between Sunday and Monday will form part of the Tuesday’s international friendly with Malawi in Monrovia.

Coach Smith has brought back two leading local midfielders in Martin Karndu and Marcus Macaulay to the team. They join ranks with Captain George Gebro, Teah Dannis and others.

The local players along with the Indonesia based have been camping in Monrovia even before the August 15 friendly away to Equatorial Guinea. They are training at various locations including Harbel in Firestone, Margibi County.

Training continues Sunday at the Sime Darby Rubber Plantation (formerly Gurtrice) in Bomi and Cape Mount counties. The Plantation team (same name with plantation) will host the national team which will also travel with the female national team.

According to technical director Henry Browne, the initiative is part of creating awareness for the national team. He said inhabitants in surrounding counties: Bomi, Cape Mount and Gbarpolu, have been invited to have a feel of their national team.

Liberia’s three international matches on 4th, 8th and 11th of September against Malawi, Nigeria and Ghana respectively, will begin at 6pm (GMT) at the SKD in Paynesville outside Monrovia.

The Malawi squad:

Goalkeepers – Simplex Nthala, Owen Chaima and Charles Swini

Defenders – James Sangala, Moses Chavula, Limbikani Mzava, Harry Nyirenda, Pilira Makupe, and Steve Chagoma.

Midfielders- Joseph Kamwendo, Robert Ng’ambi, Davi Banda, Frank Banda, Chimango Kayira, Peter Wadabwa, Ndaziona Chatsalira

Strikers- Jimmy Zakazaka, Robin Ngalande, Atusaye Nyondo and Gabadihno Mhango

Kitchee – Arsenal

Arsenal squad: Mannone, Miquel, Aneke, Eisfeld, Chamakh, Ryo, Eastmond, Yennaris, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Gibbs, Song, Fabianski, Jenkinson, Walcott, Szczesny, Djourou, Afobe, Vermaelen, Diaby, Santos, Gervinho, Arteta, Bartley.

Probably line up Obrázek : (4-5-1) Mannone – Jenkinson, Djorou, Vermaelen, Gibbs – Song, Diaby, Arteta, Walcott, Santos – Gervinho

Missing: Sagna, Frimpong, Wilshere, Rosický, Podolski, Giroud, Van Persie

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Liverpool – Tottenham

Probable Lineups

Liverpool: Gulacsi; Wilson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Spearing, Aquilani, Adam; Cole, Sterling, Eccleston

Tottenham: Cudicini; Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Bassong; Livermore, Sigurdsson, Townsend, RVD Vaart, Bale; Defoe

TROPHEE DES CHAMPIONS: MONTPELLIER VS LYON

French Super Cup match or Trophee des Champions will take place at the Red Bull Arena in New York, where Ligue 1 champions Montpellier will square off with Coupe de France winners Lyon.

La Paillade have shocked the entire footballing world by winning the Ligue 1 title last season, but nobody can say Rene Girard’s men didn’t deserve it.

The biggest task in front of the club chiefs after such an amazing success was totry and keep the squad together, which was not easy given that top European sides were asking about Yanga-Mbiwa, Belhanda, Estrada and Giroud.

Garry Bocaly has remained in France because of injury, while Abdelhamid El Kaoutari is away on international duty.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Jourdren – Congre, Yanga-Mbiwa, Stambouli, Bedimo – Saihi, Estrada, Belhanda – Utaka, Charbonnier, Ait Fana.

Last season was very disappointing for the French giants and not even the Coupe de France victory could improve the general impression.

Criss, Cissokho, Kallstrom, Lloris and Bastos are all nearing the exit door, while it appears there will be no major signings in the summer transfer window.

Lisandro Lopez should be fit to play despite injuring his ankle in the friendly draw against Montreal Impact, while Michel Bastos is not in contention.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Lloris – Dabo, Kone, Cris, Cissokho – Gonalons, Grenier, Gourcuff – Briand, Gomis, Lisando.

OLYMPIC FOOTBALL

BRAZIL VS BELARUS

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Neto – Rafael, Thiago Silva, Juan, Marcelo – Oscar, Sandro, Romulo – Hulk, Leandro Damiao, Neymar.

Probable starting line-up (4-5-1): Gutor – Kozlov, Politevich, Polyakov, Kuzmianok- Solovey, Renan, Dragun, Baga, Gordeychuk – Kornilenko.

SENEGAL VS URUGUAY

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): O. Mane – Ciss, Ba, P. Gueye, Souare – Kouyate, Diame, Z. Toure – Konate, Balde, S. Mane.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Campana – Albin, Arias, Coates, Rolin – Lodeiro, Arevalo Rios, Calzada – Suarez, Cavani, Ramirez.

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Friendly, Cliftonville – Celtic XI 1 @ 2,2 bet365

All main Celtic players are with first squad incude for more important game for them, home game with Internacionale Fc. They are writing just abvouth that game, there was little text for this one (you will read it down). This team is full of youngsters and i expect home win. Cliftonville is Northern Irish club, not so strong but statr preare early for season because of Europe. They played in Europa league, won first game at home Kamlar from Sweden but than eliminated.

CELTIC face a pre-season warm-up in Belfast on July 28 – with a Celtic XI taking on Cliftonville in a specially-arranged friendly.
Stevie Frail will take a squad of talented young players over for the match in Belfast, fielding many of the young stars who featured in the Development Squad last term and some who are looking to make the step-up from the Under-19s this season.
It promises to be an exciting and testing encounter with one of Ireland’s oldest football clubs, who boast a former Celt in their ranks in striker, Diarmuid O’Carroll.
And, as he looked forward to the match, Celtic coach Stevie Frail explained that his young players will be well-prepared for a ‘competitive’ outing.
“This is a great opportunity and will be a key part of our pre-season preparations,” Frail told the official website.
“We never take teams lightly, we don’t do ‘friendlies’ and the boys will be there to play at a level we are happy with and produce the standard of performance we expect from them.
“Any time we go to Ireland we get tough games and we also get the chance to see the Celtic support there.
“That’s always a privilege and a surprise for some of them, although a few of the boys have played over there now and have an idea of what to expect. Hopefully there will be a good turn-out for what should be a good game.”

RB Salzburg v Mattersburg

RB Salzburg: Dibon, Alan, Švento, Ilsanker
Mattersburg: Domoraud, Doleschal, Rath (all doubtful), Pöllhuber, Steiner

Coritiba v Grêmio

Coritiba: Urso, Aquino, Rafinha
Grêmio: Leandro, Fábio Aurélio, Souza, Julio Cesar, Kleber

Esbjerg fB v SønderjyskE

Esbjerg fB: Vestergaard
SønderjyskE: Salami, Jonasson, Hansen, Mussmann, Troest

HIFK Helsinki v FC Viikingit

HIFK Helsinki: Saari, Okkonen (both doubtful), Priha, Koskinen, Kibona, Kastrati, Kärkkäinen
FC Viikingit: –

1. FC Saarbrücken v VfL Osnabrück

1. FC Saarbrücken: Müller, Pellowski, Bach, Göcer, Stiefler, Ziemer
VfL Osnabrück: Hansen, Porcello, Pauli, Zolle

Gefle IF v Malmö FF

Gefle IF: Senatore, Öhagen
Malmö FF: Vinzents, Pekalski, Durmaz (left the club), Larsson

Jönköpings Södra v Degerfors IF

Jönköpings Södra: Svensson, Cederqvist
Degerfors IF: Klingberg (doubtful), Sundgren, Andronic, Kristiansson

Honka – HJK

HJK has Champions league game for few days with Celtic (away). Also they had game on Iceland with KR but they won first game 7-0 and now was resting players (and with that squad won 2-1).

Lillestrom – Molde

Hosts was in bad form but they improved their games recently. First they won Fredrikstad and Tromso (in both games scored 4 goals) and than make draw wth strong Rosenborg. Molde eliminated Ventspils and now play with Basel for tree days so some squad changes are expected

Grasshopper Zurich vs FC Basel

Basel eliminate Flora and now will play with Molde in next round of Champions league. But coach made some changes, didnt go with his stabndard (read strongest) line up, For example Alexander Frei, main striker was on bench..So maybe some slight rotation, not much,,

St Johnstone (Sco) – Bristol City (Eng)

hosts played europa game before two daysa nd some players will get rest probably

Tottenham – Liverpool

Probable Lineups

Liverpool: Gulacsi; Wilson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Spearing, Aquilani, Adam; Cole, Sterling, Eccleston

Tottenham: Cudicini; Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Bassong; Livermore, Sigurdsson, Townsend, RVD Vaart, Bale; Defoe

Gil Vicente (Por) – Benfica (Por)

Benfica won yesterday their cup (Trofeu Eusebio) winning Real 5-2 and now expect to rotate squad

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Lazio (Ita) – Torino (Ita)

Arsenal Vs Manchester City (Beijing)

The two EPL rivals will meet each other but this time this is out of Europe when they will have a clash in PreSeason friendlies in Beijing, China.

City vs Arsenal friendly

Arsenal and Manchester City will have a clash before they meet up in the Premier league. They will face each other in a friendly match Friday in China. Although they will have most of their stars on holidays, no doubt these two will have hard fight being rivals in similar league. They will be noticed by most of the Football fans all around the world when they meet somewhere outside their region.

After being able to score only in 1 match in their friendly season, City will look for a better performance against Arsenal who recently won 2-1 against Malaysia XI.

Manchester city not only has pressure to win the game as the league winners but they also would look for victory to prevail their 1-0 loss in their latest meetup back in last season.

Probable Line Up

Manchester City: Costel Pantilimon, Kolo Toure, Vincent Kompany, Aleksandar Kolarov, Pablo Zabaleta, Lopes, Adam Johnson, Razak, Toure, Tevez, Aguero

Arsenal: Vito Mannone, Thomas Vermaelen, Johan Djourou, Ignasi Miquel, Andre Santos, Alex Song,Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Chukwuemeka Aneke, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott