friday

Great Britain – Brazil (olyympic squads)

Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrought  
Brazil is main favorite for Olimpic games and they come with really strong squad. Goalkeepers: Rafael Cabral and Neto
Defenders: Rafael da Silva (Manchester), Thiago Silva (captein, moved in PSG from  Milan for 42 mil e), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Bruno Uvini (Sao Paulo) , Juan Jesus (Internazionale), Danilo (porto), Alex Sandro (Porto)
Midfielders: Sandro (Tottenham) , Lucas Moura (Sao Paulo), Romulo (Spartak M), Oscar (Internazionale), Ganso (Santos)
Attack: Alexandre pato (Milan), Neymar (Santos), Leandro Damiao (Internacional), Hulk (Porto).
Maybe yoo dont follow Brazilian leaguer and didnt heard for goalkeepers but you must know palyers like Marcelo, Thiago Silva, Rafael, Sandro, Ganso, Hulk, Neymar, pato..This is their last friendly before Olimpics and coach Mano Menezes go with strongest squad:
Rafael Cabral, Rafael, Thiago Silva, Juan e Marcelo; Sandro, Rômulo e Oscar; Hulk, Leandro Damião e Neymar
Reserve players: Cabral, Sandro, Romula, Uvini, Danilo, alex sandro, Ganso and Pato.
On the other side Great Britain with this squad:
Butland
Richards-Tomkins-Caulker-Bertrand
Giggs-Allen-Cleverley
Sinclair-Bellamy-Sordell
Reserve players: Stelle, Tomkins, Allen, Taylor, Sinclair and Caulker.
Backam hope he will get card for games but he didnt. They have all players from premier league, they have some great players like Micah Richards, Ramsey, Sturridge but they are today not in starting line up. Of course, here is Ryan Giggs who can much contribue with his expirience but i bvelive this Brazis is too strong

Peace Cup » Hamburger – Groningen

  

Russia, Mordovia Saransk – Lokomotiv Moscow

Lokomotiv bring Slaven Bilic, now ex Croatia manager. With Bilic come his whole team of assistents and doctors:  Aljoša Asanović, Nikola Jurčević, Mladen Pralija, Jurica Rakić and Miljenko Rak. They brong Croatian defender Vedran Ćorluka from Tottenham (7 mil €), Samedov (great midfielder from Dinamo M for 8 mil €), striker Sarkisov from Shinnik (8 goals last season). There  was no important leaving.

Mordovia is new Premier league club, they didnt bring some famous names (Dujmovic was with Crpatia national team but didnt play in Croatia on Euro, also Dinamo Moscow send him on half season on loan to Zaragoza, didnt played there much). Important midfielders Acevedo (45/3) is nolonger their player.

Czech Republic » Super Cup » Liberec – Sigma Olomouc

Liberec had almost double more points last season (66/34) but Sigma won cup winning Sparta in finale. Liberec played tree days before Champions league qualification round with Shakhter Karagandy (won at home 1-0) and 4 days later they have 2nd game..neutral ground.. (later continue i i have time)

Ireland, Shamrock – Bray

hosts without Twigg  (att 16/15)

Women, USA-Canada

The USA is coming off victories against Sweden and 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Japan to win the Volvo Winners Cup in Halmstad, Sweden. Following the Canada match, the U.S. will have a nine-day break before heading to the U.K. for its pre-Olympic training camp. The Americans open their Olympic Games on July 25 – two days before the official Opening Ceremonies – with a huge clash against France at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION 
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart, Jill Loyden, Hope Solo
DEFENDERS (7): Rachel Buehler, Meghan Klingenberg, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelley O’Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez
FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach
Olympic alternates in italics (note: Christen Press is also an alternate but is not this camp)

  • Alex Morgan leads the U.S. WNT with 17 goals in 14 games and she has six multi-goal games this year. Following her two-goal effort en route to a 4-1 win against Japan on June 18, Morgan moved into a tie for 11th place on the all-time U.S. WNT list for goals scored in a calendar year with Shannon MacMillan (2002) and Abby Wambach (2006).
  • Goalkeeper Hope Solo leads the team in minutes played with 1,215 in 14 starts in the net for an 11-1-1 record this year.

CANADA ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Karina LeBlanc, 18-Erin McLeod
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Emily Zurrer, 3-Melanie Booth, 5-Robyn Gayle, 7-Rhian Wilkinson, 9-Candace Chapman, 20-Marie-Eve Nault, 22-Lauren Sesselmann
MIDFIELDERS (8): 4-Carmelina Moscato, 6-Kaylyn Kyle, 8-Diana Matheson, 11-Desiree Scott, 13-Sophie Schmidt, 15-Kelly Parker, 17-Brittany Timko, 19-Chelsea Stewart
FORWARDS (3): 12-Christine Sinclair, 14-Melissa Tancredi, 16-Jonelle Filigno

  • Of the 18 players on Canada’s 18 Olympic Team, 14 of them were CONCACAF champions in December 2010, including two-time champion Karina LeBlanc. Canada’s most experienced players, with more than 100 international appearances apiece are Christine Sinclair (captain), Diana Matheson, Rhian Wilkinson, Brittany Timko, Candace Chapman and LeBlanc. Seventeen players have participated in at least one FIFA Women’s World Cup, all with the exception of Lauren Sesselmann.
  • Twelve of Canada’s 18 players also have experience from the last Women’s Olympic Football Tournament at Beijing 2008. That was the year Canada reached the quarter-final phase of the competition, falling in extra time to eventual champion USA. The six players hoping to make their Olympic debut at London 2012 are Sesselmann, Chelsea Stewart, Kelly Parker, Desiree Scott, Kaylyn Kyle and Carmelina Moscato.
  • Seventeen of Canada’s 18 players came up through the Canadian national youth program (all but Sesselmann, who hails from Green Bay, Wisc.). Six players won a silver medal at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2002: Sinclair, Timko, Chapman, Erin McLeod, Carmelina Moscato and Robyn Gayle. Six players have also won a CONCACAF youth title with Canada, be it in 2004 (Timko and Emily Zurrer) or 2008 (Jonelle Filigno, Kaylyn Kyle, Sophie Schmidt and Chelsea Stewart).
  • In the Olympics, Canada will face Japan on July 25 in Coventry, South Africa on July 28 in Coventry, and Sweden on July 31 in Newcastle. Both Japan (champion) and Sweden (bronze) were medal winners at the most recent FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011.
  • Experience won’t be an issue. The 18-woman squad announced Monday has a combined 1,374 caps.

    Sinclair (180), Diana Matheson (131), Rhian Wilkinson (121), Brittany Timko (112), Candace Chapman (108) and goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc (100) each have more than 100 or more caps to their credit.