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England » Blue Square South » Boreham Wood – Sutton   over 2,5 @ 1,72  // dnb 2 @ 2,12 

Hosts get tree red cards in last round (it was before two days). That was 3 defenders, Nunne (df 5/0), Garrard (df 5/0) and O’Loughlin (df 5/1).

Wood Manager Ian Allinson did well to temper his fury after the final whistle.    “Two individuals have let us down badly this afternoon with their poor reactions.    We will miss three key defenders for three matches including our first F.A. Challenge Cup tie, which is of our own making and that is disappointing.    We were competing well even after going a goal down and for the first twenty-five minutes of the second half even with nine men we had chances to equalise.    The second goal we gave away cheaply and that left us with a mountain to climb.    I would like to heap praise on the players that remained on the pitch for me today, they did not let me down. We will dust ourselves down and be up and ready to go again on Monday night against Sutton United.”

Suttonm scored on all 5 games this season. They was better than their today’s opponents last season (they played promotion playoff, they had 74 pts while Borenham has 61

Sutton have a good record at Boreham Wood under Paul Doswell, unbeaten in the last three visits although it needed an injury-time equaliser by Romone McCrae to preserve that record in last season’s game on Boxing Day. On Monday morning Paul was still hopeful of adding a central defender to his squad in time for him to feature in tonight’s game, with Simon Downer still on the sidelines.

Norway » Division 2 – Group 1 » Stromsgodset 2 – Tonsberg  1 @ 1,75

Stromsgodset will have few expirience first team players, most important are Kim André Madsen (df 18/0) og Peter Kovacs (att 19/8, 2nd scorer). Tonsberg very bad away

We set including the two who had to sit out the match against Sogndal, Kim André Madsen and Peter Kovacs in tonight’s squad, which by the way looks like this:

Borger Thomas, Ole Lauritzen, Mads Westlie Gundersen, Ole Amund Sveen, Behajdin Celina, Kim André Madsen, Kinni Grewal, Krister Aunan, Nana, Enock Kwakwa, Martin Rønning Ovenstad, Tokmac Nguen, Gustav Mendonca Wikheim, Peter Kovacs

Aalesund II – Skeid

Aalesund squad: Rasmussen, Nystøl, Rekdal, Bjørdal, Wooton, Lindseth, Fredriksen, Fjørtoft, Orry Larsen, Carlsen, Skagestad, Hoff, Dahlberg, Martinussen, Krøvel, Sætre, Grytten og Hollingsæter.

Mandalskameratene – Brann 2

Dette er Brann 2-troppen:

Øystein Øvretveit
Ståle Tveit
Andreas Vindheim
Hans-Christian Nysæther
Henrik Gjesdal
Fredrik Heggeland
Joachim Soltvedt
Kjetil Kalve
Kasper Skaanes
Eirik Birkelund
Kristoffer Barmen
Kristoffer K. Larsen
Morten Kvist
Per Christian Pedersen
Steffen Lie Skålevik
Kristoffer Larsen

Denmark » 1st Division » Koge – Lyngby 2 @ 2,15

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Last season this would be 1st league game bbut both relegate. Lyngby was 11th with 28 points, Koge last, 12th with 19

Koge in awfull form. true, they won last one 7-1 away but that was cup game with lower league club. Koge won just 4 points, still didnt won and they have some injuries:

Fabinho usually still a groin injury, while both Marcel Romer and top scorer Anders Kaagh struggling with knee problems. Also Bo Storm is out – he’s still going to be quite ready after his long injury break.

On the other hand defender Andreas Sorensen back in the squad. The experienced defender has been out for over a month with a hamstring, but now it thus appears that the back is getting ready for a comeback.

Three U/19-spillere has found its way into the squad. It is about Sylvester Seeger-Hansen, debutede in the middle of the week trophy victory over AB Tårnby. He’s in the squad for Monday’s game against Lyngby been joined by the two U/18-landsholdsspillere Daniel Arrocha and Oliver Jorgensen.

Also important midfielder Martin Christensen left club.

Lyngby loose some players before season started (Emil Larsen, Anders Christiansen og Rajko Lekic) but they started great. They are stronger this game for Lasse Fosgaard, midfielder from Brønshøj.

FAI CUP THIRD ROUND PREVIEW 03/09/2012

Waterford United -v- Mervue United

Johnny Glynn’s Mervue United take a break from league action this evening as they make the long trip to the south east to finally face Waterford Utd in this third round FAI Ford Cup game.

There is a cup quarter-final place on offer with a tough away tie against Derry City in the Brandywell the reward for this evening’s winners. Twice postponed, the tie should finally take place with no sign of rain forecast for the day in Waterford.

Glynn side haven’t won in their last four games and will be looking to try for a good cup run after some poor league form.

Last weekend they did pick up a good point in a 1-1 draw at home to Finn Harps, with Cian McBrien scoring his first goal for the club to equalise for the home side. That point leaves Mervue second from bottom in the league table, two points ahead of Galway rivals SD Galway.

Mervue progressed to the Third Round after a 2-0 win against local rivals SD Galway courtesy of second half goals from Pat Hoban and Etanda Nkololo back in May.

Martin Conneely (ankle ligaments), Kenny Farrell (ankle), Alan Murphy (ankle) all missed Friday’s draw with Finn Harps and may not recover in time. Captain Mike Elwood and Cian McBrien will not travel due to work committments, while Shane Keogh should return having missed Fridays draw with Finn Harps.

Paul O’Brien’s Waterford United come into this tie on the back of a superb 1-0 win away to First Division league leaders Limerick on Friday night.

David Breen’s single goal late in the game secured their fourth win over Limerick this season and get the Blues back to winning ways ahead of this cup tie.

League form has dipped of late with no win in their last three home games; a defeat to Wexford Youths, scoreless draw against Athlone Town and a 1-1 draw against Finn Harps. Friday’s win should instil confidence in the Blues for Monday’s match.

Gary Dunphy and Daragh Walshe continue to miss out long term. Seamus Long and Willie John Kiely both return from suspension and may both come straight into the team. Paul Phelan and Craig Burns were both not fit enough for Friday’s match but may recover in time. Stephen Mulcahy and John Frost both were substituted on Friday with injuries and may need more treatment.

Sean Maguire will also miss the game as he links up with Paul Doolin’s Republic of Ireland Under-19 team for a training camp and friendly match in Latvia this week.

Referee: Kevin O’Regan

MATCH STATS

This is the third attempt for this cup game to be played with both previous attempts being postponed due to heavy rain making the RSC pitch unplayable.

Mervue United have lost twice this season to Waterford United already this season with the third match ending in a scoreless draw.

Mervue have lost all six previous trips to the RSC in league encounters.

BETTING

Waterford United 3/10; Draw 7/2; Mervue United 9/1

Olympic Games Women » Brazil W – Japan W

Coach of Japan women’s soccer team admits telling players not to win against South Africa

Japan women’s soccer coach Norio Sasaki. (Getty)

Following Tuesday’s Olympic badminton scandal in which eight female doubles players were disqualified for trying to lose matches to rig a preferred place in the tournament, Japan women’s soccer coach Norio Sasaki has admitted that he told his players not to win their final group-stage match against last-place South Africa. But instead of trying to lose, Sasaki, who led Japan to its first Women’s World Cup title last year, merely wanted a draw, which Japan got when the match ended 0-0. This helped ensure that his side would finish second in Group F and remain in Cardiff for its quarterfinal match against Brazil instead of traveling 400 miles to Glasgow, where group winners Sweden will play its quarterfinal against France on Friday.

From the AP:

“It was a different way of playing compared to the usual game, but the players were on the same page as me,” he said.

He said [he] introduced one striker, Yuki Ogimi, late in the match, so “we could take one goal back” if South Africa, one of the weakest teams in the competition, was lucky enough to score.

“I feel sorry we couldn’t show a respectable game, but it’s my responsibility, not the players’, why the game was like that. It was important for us not to move to Glasgow.”

FIFA has already announced that Japan will not be punished for this strategy, stating that “there are no sufficient elements to start disciplinary proceedings” for “unlawfully influencing match results.” Strategically playing for a draw by taking up a more defensive approach (known as “parking the bus”) is a fairly common tactic, but one usually employed by weaker teams that can’t compete with their opponents’ more dangerous attack. It is also one with which all managers do not agree.

Asked if she would ever have her team do as Japan did, U.S. coach Pia Sundhage was clear in her response. From the AP:

“Absolutely not. Never ever crossed my mind,” coach Pia Sundhage said. “Because I think: Respect the game, respect this wonderful tournament and respect the team. … We want to win. If we have that approach to every game, I think we’re in the best mindset.”

If Sasaki’s strategizing pays off or backfires now that Japan must resume actually trying to win will determine whether that criticism quiets down or intensifies. Either way, a knockout match against Brazil is rarely something teams try to arrange.

Olympics

Brazil Vs Egypt

razil will look to conquer their first ever gold medal and they will be looking for clean start over Egypt who will be looking desperate to register their first win against yellow.

Brazil Football

Brazil have never won a gold medal in Men Olympic football and they have every possibility to change it this summer. They displayed some maturity against the British on a dominating win on a Olympic tuneup match. They won 2-0 against the hosts  which might have built up some confidence.

The Group A match will kick off midnight(Nepal Standard Time GMT +5:45) when Brazil will have a clash over the African side Egypt. Since Egypt has never won Brazil, they will come up with everything they will need to start with win in Group C match.

Egypt would also look to be organized sending a positive message to their countrymen that following violence that took hundred of fans’ life in a club level match, things have improved in the Egyptian soccer establishment. So they would look to put their effort to explore message to the world that they have tremendous improvement on them.

Probable Line Up

Egypt:El-Shenawy, Fathi, Hegazy, Gaber, Milo, Hassan, El-Din Ahmed, Aboutrika, Mohsen, Motaeb, Salah

Brazil: Neto, Rafael, Silva, Juan, Marcelo, Sandro, Romulo, Oscar, Hulk, Damiao, Neymar

Players to Watch

Egypt: Mohamed Salah might be fine striker to watch as his recent enrollment to Swiss club FC Basel in April 2012 might have collected some inspiration to the 20 year old.

Brazil: No Doubt Neymar has all of the eyes attracted on him. He, along with Hulk and recent Chelsea signing Oscar could be kept an eye on.

Spain Ol. – Japan Ol.

Out is just Iker Munian for Spain

De Gea, Jordi Alba, Montoya, Botia, Azpilicueta, Martinez, Isco, Romeu, Mata, Adrian, Tello

Gonda, Tokunaga, Sakai, Yoshida, Suzuki, Ohgihara, Usami, Kiyotake, Higashi, Otsu, Saito

United Arab Emirates Ol. – Uruguay Ol.

Uruguay will face the United Arab Emirates in the first game of the 2012 London Olympic Games men’s football Group A branch of Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday (26/7/12). Uruguay joined in Group A: Great Britain, Senegal, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay

Uruguay one of the favorites to win Group A in perdiksi can overcome the resistance of the Arab emirate Union. See that in the Uruguay squad strengthened by Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez is likely to defeat opponents in group A and the toughest opponent was against Great Britain.

While the United Arab Emirates will provide a fierce resistance against Uruguay in the opening match of the 2012 London Olympic Games men’s football branch. United Arab Emirates are optimistic to reach the first point and qualified for the quarterfinals.

UAE team   Uruguay team

Great Britain Ol. – Senegal Ol.

Great Britain start their title chase at theb2012 London Olympics by taking on Senegal at Old Trafford and this will be anything but an easy game for the hosts.

Team GB automatically qualified for the Men’s Football Tournament at the 2012 Olympics, which may not prove to be such a good thing as boss Stuart Pearce had just a couple of weeks to work with his squad unlike most other coaches.

The former Manchester City boss caused a lot of controversy by leaving David Beckham out of the squad as he decided to allocate three over-age places to Ryan Giggs, who has been appointed captain, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards.

Boss Stuart Pearce is likely to field a similar line-up to that which started the Brazil game, with Daniel Sturridge set to start after recovering from illness.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Butland – Richards, Tomkins, Taylor, Bertrand – Ramsey, Cleverley, Allen – Bellamy, Sturridge, Giggs.

Making their first ever appearances at the Men’s Olympic Football tournament, Senegal will have something to prove, even if they have been placed in a very difficult group.

The Teranga Lions were always going to have a tough task against the likes of Great Britain and Uruguay, but the situation got even worse when the national team chiefs failed to persuade Newcastle stars Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse to join the squad.

Nevertheless, even without the two strikers, Senegal boast a pretty good squad, with Momo Diame, Papa Gueye and Ibrahima Balde the most notable players in the side.

The Teranga Lions may not be favourites in their first match at the London Olympics, but they certainly have enough attacking potential to hurt their opponents..

Key striker Dame N’Doye was forced to withdraw after his club FC Copenhagen refused to give him permission to play, with Kalidou Coulibaly Yero called as a replacement. Defender Victor Bindia is doubtful through injury.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): O. Mane – Bindia, Ba, P. Gueye, Souare – Kouyate, Diame, I. Gueye – Balde, S. Mane, M. Gueye.

Friday the 13th

Derry City – Sligo under 2,5 @ 1,73

Usually i dont like u/o to play but this is because few reasons. First of all, on both sides missing topscorers. Derry is without McLaughlin  (16/7) while is Sligo without league topscorer North (16/15). Average of derry is 2,4 and Sligo 2,1.  

Denmark»Superliga, Aarhus – Aalborg (first round)

Aarhus without some changes, no one come just Lucena (df 24/0) left. Out for this game are povlsen(mf 26/0 last season), Larsen (26/8 ls) and Eckersley (df 27/1)

Aalborg also without changes, just  Thelander (df 23/2 in AB) come. They have out Nielsen (df 29/2, suspended from last season) and Kayke (att 17/2)

Switzerland»Super League, Servette – Basel

  

We can see some important players leave like Nater (mf 26/2), Eudis (23/4) and Yartey (att 31/8). They didnt make some significent signings, mybe Lang play first 11, other not so quality. Also, they have problems in defence  Vincent Ruefli (df 30/2) and  Genseric Kusunga (df new defender from Basel) are suspended, Patrick Baumann (df 8/1) is injured while are Isaga Diallo (df 18/0) and   Julian Esteban (att 14/1) and Christian Schlauri (df 9/1). Diallo probably out

Basel also leave important players: Abraham (df 233), Huggel (mf 23/4) retired, Shaqiri (mf 31/9). Also  Fabian Frei (mf 31/4) and Mohamed Salah with olimpic team so we can said they are little weaker than last season

Slovakia»Corgon Liga, Zilina – Myjava

Champs are opening new season with new team, 2nd league champs. Important players stayed.

Spartak Myjava

They came:
Peter smoker – home kennel, Matej Székely (both Spartak Trnava), Luke Sebek, Thomas Marček (both (AFC Nové Mesto n. Váhom), Thomas Mrva – pupil home (MFK Dubnica n. Váhom), Peter Majerník – domestic pupil (FC Brasov / Rum).

OUT:
Ivan guys (SK Jalšové), Lubomir Ulrich (hosťovanie Piešťan), Peter Kumančík (Nové Mesto n.V.), Miroslav Manak (Nové Mesto n.V.)

Ukraine»Premier League, Volyn Lutsk – Karpaty

  

So, Volyn has no Maicon (24/13) any more.

J-League » Iwata – Sapporo  -1,5ah Jubilo Iwata @ 1,84

Jubilo is without first gk Kawaguchi  but he is injured whole season. Also striker Kanazono (scored 12 goals last season) injured from begining, didnt even play this season (and without him they are best <ttacking team). Only new important miss is Sung Dong (mf 11/2) and he is out alreaddy 3 games. So, nothing new (Han Sang-Wun is new striker but cannot play yet).

Sapporo is worst team in league, won just 4 pts this season (17 rounds) and have injurie problems. Most of them are long term injured, 10 players was out and after last game midfielder kawai (16/0) also injured. tree goalies are out long time so they recive much goals. Also must said Quirino (att 7/0) left club before two days.

J Iwata is also best home team, 6-1-1 while is Sapporo worst away, 8-0-0 (5:22)

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Urawa Reds – Vegalta Sendai  under 2,5

Urawa without striker Popo (11/2) while is Sendai without two main strikers, topscorers Wilson (13/6), Akamine (10/5) and Uemoto (12/1). I expect hard game without manny golas, just like last 5 their games

Consadole Sapporo – Gamba Osaka

Sapporo without first tree goalkeepers

Consadole Sapporo
Doubtful: Shinya Uehara(metatarsal bone), Hiroki Miyazawa(fibula bone), Tatsuki Nara(right thigh), Shunsuke Iwanuma(left thigh), Yuya Hikichi(ledt knee lateral meniscus board)
Injured/unavailable:Masashi Nakayama(Both arthritis in knee ), Issei Takayanagi(left knee anterior cruciate ligament), Shunsuke Maeda(left thigh), Junki Yokono(right knee), Toshiyasu Takahara(right Achilles), Lee Ho Seung(left Achilles tendinitis), Shota S akaki(left hamstring)

Gamba Osaka
Doubtful: Hayato Sasaki(right knee),  Shota Kaeanishi(right fibula bone)
Injured/unavailable:Akira Kaji(left knee ligament), Eduardo Jose Diniz Costa(right fibula bone)

Guangzhou R&F – Qingdao Jonoon  1

Guangzhpu without second scorer Davi (mf 13/7) but they are much better team than opponents, they have 7-0-0 at home. Oponents are worst in league, didnt won away jet and now must go on long trip