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Kryvbas Krivoy Rog – Dinamo Kiev  +2ah kryvbas @ 1,5

Kryvbas loose last round in Donjeck, 1-0 Shakhtar won with extra time goal look

In Krivoy Rog, without eight standard players but with three newcomers

On Thursday, August 2 at 20:00 from the airport “Kiev” delegation “Dynamo” flew in the Krivoi Rog, and after less than an hour pribіla in the city, where it waits for the match with a local “Kryvbas” in the 4th round of the championship of Ukraine.

As promised Yuri Semin after the second match with the “Feyenoord”, due to the tight schedule of games the team will necessarily change. Fortunately, the Transfer fruitful campaign in the summer season and a minimum of injured football coaching staff provide opportunities for variation.

Against “Krivbass” does not play, five players that appeared in the starting lineup in the match against the ‘Feyenoord’. This defenders Danilo Silva and beta, midfielders Ognjen Vukojević, Niko Kranjcar and Milos Ninkovic. Also, due to microtraumas team will not help the defender Leandro Almeida and striker Artem Kravets, and not “cooled down” after the Olympics-2012 Admir Mehmed.

Thus, in the Krivoi Rog went nineteen players:

Goalkeepers: Koval, Boyko;

Defenders: Michalik, Popov, Yussuf, Khacheridi, Taiwo;

Midfielders: Gusev, Garmash, Veloso, Fishing, Bogdanov, Aruna, Dudu;

Forwards : Ideas, Yarmolenko, Milevsky, Raffael, Ruben;

Among the game due to the “Kryvbas” pay attention to just three players who could make his debut in “Dynamo” – the defender Taye Taiwo , forwards Raffael and Marco Ruben (pictured).

FC Hradec Králové – Baumit Jablonec

FC Hradec Králové:
Lindr – Holeš, Hochmeister, Fukal, Poděbradský – Strnad, Šisler – Štěpán, Harba, Zelený – Dvořák

Baumit Jablonec:
Valeš – Čížek, Eliáš, Beneš, Novák – Kopic, Loučka, Piták, Jablonský – Lafata, Kovařík(Zoubele)

Missings: 
Hradec Králové: Klapka, Malinský
Jablonec : žádné

INFO: all day is raining, field is bad

South Africa»MTN 8 Cup, Orlando Pirates – Bloem Celtic

The MTN 8 is the current name of South Africa’s oldest football (soccer) cup competition. It is made up of the top eight teams that finished in that order at the close of theABSA Premiership season. The first round is structured such that the team at the top of the previous season’s table plays the team that finished eighth; second place plays seventh; third plays sixth and fourth plays fifth. The semifinals are played over two legs.

This competition pitting the top 8 clubs is one of the longest-standing knockout cup competitions in South Africa. The winner receives R8 million.

Since 2008, cellular giants MTN sponsor the event. It was previously known as BP Top 8 (sponsored by BP) and SAA Supa 8 (sponsored by South African Airways).

Injury worries hit Pirates

The Orlando Pirates technical team, led by coach Augusto Palacios, is haunted by injury worries ahead of their crucial MTN8 clash against Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium on Friday night.

According to the club website, the medical team released an update indicating that two key players are doubtful for the match against Siwelele but the club remains confident they will recover in time before the big day.

“Midfielder Thandani Ntshumayelo and Tlou Segolela will have to undergo a late medical assessment for the game, as they are expected to recover from their respective injuries this week,” the club said.

Palacios will be relieved to hear that defender Robyn Johannes has fully recovered from a left groin strain. Andile Jali and Mark Mayambela are nursing minor knocks sustained in the Carling Black Label Cup match against Kaizer Chiefs but they are expected to be fit for the Friday

Laval – Monaco

 Monaco

In:
Ribas (att, Genoa), Bajrami (mf, Twente), N’Dinga (mf, AJ Auxerre), Poulsen (mf, Midijylland), Raggi (df, Bologne FC), Diaz (mf, FC Metz), Erichot (mf, Leiria), Malcuit (att, Vannes), Nimani (att, PAOK)

Out:
Niculae (Kuban), Tzavellas (Eintracht Frankfurt), Malonga (FC Lausanne-Sport), Mangani (AS Nancy Lorraine) Yatabare (SC Bastia), Pinteaux (Sedan), Hansson, Vahirua (AS Nancy), Carrasso (Stade Rennais), L’Hostis (Amiens)

As i wrote every round from last half season, Monaco is working on comming back in Ligue One. Russian billionaire buy them and bring manny good players. Also he was giving them good gifts. They had the largest premiums, for each win they get 5000 €, each player..Now between seasons main players didnt leave club and they bringfew quality players: Andrea Raggi, a former Italy Under-21 international defender, but it’s been the midfield that has been most impressively bolstered. Denmark international Jakob Poulsen has been joined at the club by Delvin Ndinga, a player wanted by Lyon last summer, and winger Emir Bjarami, a Sweden international.  Also they bring expirience coach Claudio Ranieri. I can see just one posible problem: there are manny new players and from manny countryes so maybe they will not undersatdn each other from beggining. But most of them have half season behind them so it should not be big problem. Abouth changes in squad, Andreas Wolf is finally fit after a difficult six months and it’s great, he will be main defender. With him in defence would be newcommer Ragi. Midfield would be stronger for N’dinga, Bajrami and Poulsen while Ibrahima Toure secure his place in attack with 10 goals in half season. Other playyers have quality but must wait their chance. It’s healty competition and ambicious club must have strong bench too. And Monaco has it. They have all what is need to won league and promote, maybe even to do something in cup..

Target:
Monaco is main favorite for winning league

Probably line up: Danijel Subasic, Andrea Raggi, Eric Marester, Gary Kagelmacher, Nampalys Mendy,Andreas Wolf, Stephane Dumont, Nabil Dirar, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Ibrahima Toure, Valere Germain

Bahlinger (Ger) – Sochaux (Fra)  

FCSM will play this Friday, August 3 the first of his two games in the “Kaiserstuhl-Cup 2012”. He will face the host club’s Bahlinger SC evolving in Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, German fifth level.

Hely Eric plans to rotate his squad in preparation for the game against SC Freiburg tomorrow.Some elements that will play Friday will be affected by the next game.

Sochaux coach, for this meeting to be held at Stadium Kaiserstuhl Bahlingen, has used some elements of the reserve as goalkeeper or defenders Ibrahima Sisse Lionel Zouma, Gainet Baptist, William Jeremias Lafrance and Tango.

Le groupe sochalien : Pouplin, Sisse – Peybernes, Banana, Mikari, Perquis, Zouma, Gainet, Tango, Lafrance – Carlão, Prcic, Osanga, Dias, Boudebouz, Gurler – Bakambu, Contout.

p.s. VIP sent, maybe one more for today and later on site preview for germany bundesliga II and for france ligue2

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Oldham (Eng) – Manchester City (Eng)

Premier League champions at Boundary Park

Paul Dickov is relishing the prospect of Latics taking on the best as Premier League champions Manchester City visit Boundary Park tonight.City have yet to confirm their side, but Latics’ manager expects some of their stars to feature.City are currently on tour in the Far East, but their Euro 2012 players were given extra time off.Dickov said: “This is the biggest test of our pre-season as they don’t come any bigger than the Premier League champions.

“I would expect some of their top players will feature so it will be a fantastic test for us, both fitness wise and tactically how we deal with them.”

This is the penultimate friendly before the competitive action kicks off against Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup on Monday, August 13th.

And Dickov expects his players to up the ante as the competition for places intensifies.He said: “It is up to everyone to impress me as the team will be picked on merit.”There are two friendlies left for all the players to show me what they can do.”

..for city probably will play (maybe not frome begining) players from Euro (which didnt traveled in asia).. Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, James Milner, Gareth Barry and Emmanuel Adebayor  (maybe even David Silva, Edin Džeko and Gareth Barry)
They had longer rest because of Euro2012..

AFC Wimbledon (Eng) – Preston (Eng)

Terry Brown (Wimbledon)says that pre-season will step-up a gear for his first-teamers against Preston North End tomorrow night.

The Dons boss has experimented with youngsters during our friendlies so far, but he says that getting 90 minutes into those who will start the season at Stevenage in two weeks’ time is now crucial.

“I need to get to a situation where I am giving 90 minutes to the 11-14 players who will be regulars,” Terry said. “Preston will offer me a chance to do that. We have mixed younsters in with the seniors and at any given time during our friendlies we have had at least six or seven young players in the squads. They are players with no experience of men’s football whatsoever. Some of the yougsters have acquitted themselves well, but Preston offers us a chance to concentrate on the first-team.”

The Lilywhites (Preston) will head to the country’s capital in buoyant mood following their 1-0 win over Greek side AEK Athens last Saturday courtesy of winger Jeffery Monakana’s late strike.

It was arguably North End’s strongest pre-season performance, and the Dons will provide a different type of test for Graham Westley’s side.

Team News
Tough tackling midfielder Jack King looks likely to miss Preston’s trip down south due to an ankle injury sustained in the first half against AEK.

John Welsh and winger David Amoo will be hoping for a return to action, but striker Lee Trundle will definitely be out with a knee injury.

Campeonato Brasileiro B » America RN – Barueri -1ah AmericaRN @ 1,74

After great form America won just once in last 5. But theat’s because of away games, at home they are very strong (6-1-0). Two defenders are suspended, Cleber and Edson Rocha but they they strenght squad with defender Rodrigao and midfielder Nethino (both can play).
Gremio is one of worst teams in league, just one win in 13 rounds, just 6 points and just 9 goals scored. In last 15 games they won just once (and it was worst team Ipatinga). Important defender Leonardo injured, mf Dionisio suspended while Ronaldo Angelim, another important defender, left club.
2nd best home team vs poor team, por away and must go 3000 km for this game..home win will be, i belive with hendicep

Russia premier league preview

Landmark season for Russia’s Premier League clubs

UEFA.com casts an eye over the runners and riders in the Russian Premier League, which appears more competitive than ever ahead of its first autumn-spring campaign.

After a hectic 18-month transitional season, the Russian Premier League is all set for its first autumn-spring championship. Despite the calendar switch, the list of clubs likely to be leading the charge for the title has a familiar look about it. The chasing pack is stronger than ever, though, and UEFA.com analyses the runners and riders ahead of a much-anticipated campaign.

Title favourites: FC Zenit St Petersburg, FC Spartak Moskva, PFC CSKA Moskva

It is hard to see beyond last season’s top three. With Zenit’s aim to become one of the ten strongest clubs in Europe, domestic glory is a must. However, Luciano Spalletti’s men did not impress in the Russian Super Cup, losing 2-0 last week to FC Rubin Kazan. They will start the season with the same squad as last after a quiet summer on the transfer front, though they should have new recruits in place by the time the UEFA Champions League group stage begins.

CSKA have retained their key personnel, including the coaching staff, despite off-season speculation. The signing of full-back Mário Fernandes was announced in April, so CSKA fans have spent the last few months anxiously awaiting more arrivals. Runners-up in five of the last seven campaigns, Spartak finally seem to have everything in place to go one better. New coach Unai Emery has four solid strikers at his disposal and has scouts hunting defensive reinforcements.

Top-three hopefuls: FC Dinamo Moskva, FC Lokomotiv Moskva, FC Rubin Kazan, FC Anzhi Makhachkala

Rubin head a strong chasing pack. Their back line, already one of the best in Russia, has been bolstered by Iván Marcano, while attacking midfielder Carlos Eduardo has returned following a lengthy lay-off. They are, however, still hunting a prolific frontman. Anzhi secured UEFA Europa League football last season, but lacked the stability needed to realise their UEFA Champions League dreams. “We need to go forward step by step and break into the group of traditional leaders in Russia,” said coach Guus Hiddink.

The aim of the Dinamo board this season is a top-three finish, although they may not have the strength to hit their target this time around judging by their spring form and the departures of key men Aleksandr Samedov and Andriy Voronin. Meanwhile, there has been another mini-revolution at Lokomotiv, with Slaven Bilić taking over the coaching reins and several promising recruits signing on with the Railwaymen.

European contenders: FC Kuban Krasnodar, FC Krasnodar

Upon taking over at Kuban in December 2009, Dan Petrescu was asked to deliver European football within three years. Things are progressing according to schedule for the Romanian. In his first term he guided the team to the top flight and followed that up with a top-half finish last season. They will have their work cut out, however, to improve on that – Lacina Traoré’s departure for Anzhi means Kuban have lost their star striker. Unlike Kuban, Krasnodar, founded in 2008, do not have European aims. However, the southern outfit impressed as they finished ninth in their debut top-flight campaign and are no longer underdogs.

Relegation battlers: FC Amkar Perm, PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara, FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod, Mordovia Saransk

Amkar, Krylya Sovetov and Nizhny Novgorod have all had their problems of late, mainly financial. Mordovia, meanwhile, are top-flight debutants. Saransk will attract much attention from neutral fans after the city was included on the provisional list of 2018 FIFA World Cup venues.

Can Croatia qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012?

Croatia face a crucial Euro 2012 clash with European and world champions Spain this evening.

The Croats are level with their opponents on points in Group C and know that only a victory will guarantee them passage into the quarter-finals of the competition.

Draw

A draw could be enough for both sides to progress depending on the result of Italy’s clash with the Republic of Ireland.

However the Spanish are unlikely to settle for a draw in Gdansk and will be looking to secure a quarter-final place with a victory.

Difficult

It will be difficult for Slaven Bilic’s men to get the victory that they so desperately want. It won’t be impossible for Bilic’s men though. His side has made a really good impression in their first two games of the Euro’s and won’t want their tournament to end here.

Impressed

I have to admit that Croatia is one of sides that have most impressed me at Euro 2012. Their victory over Ireland in the first game was achieved in very comfortable style and a draw with Italy was a decent result.

They were always going to be underdogs to Spain and Italy in the group but I have a feeling they may just go through to the quarter-finals.

Unlikely

If Croatia achieve the unthinkable and defeat the Spanish and Italy beat Ireland Spain could go out. That’s an unlikely scenario but we have seen it before at previous tournament and even at this one with favourites going out at the group stage.

It would be a massive shock if Spain were eliminated from the competition but anything can happen in football. The Croatians are certainly a far better side than the Republic of Ireland and won’t be as easy to beat as Spain’s last opponents.

Quality

Spain and Barcelona midfielder Xavi has revealed that he believes it will be a “beautiful game for the fans and players”. The Croatians definitely have quality players in their ranks such as Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric and Wolfsburg striker Mario Mandzukic.

The striker is joint-top goalscorer at Euro 2012 with three goals so far this tournament and is hoping to move on this summer. His German club is believed to want to sell the striker but might have second thoughts after his performances so far at the Euro’s.

Mandzukic has already been linked with a move to Premier League Everton, where he could link up with international teammate Nikica Jelavic. The striker is likely to be in-demand this summer.

Swansong

Croatian boss Slaven Bilic will be leaving his position at the end of this tournament, with his contract expiring this summer. He won’t want his last game in charge of his national team to be a defeat and I’m sure he will do everything in his power to help his country progress to the knockout stages.

Bilic was heavily criticised in his homeland for the country’s failure to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa in 2010. There were even calls for his head from some of the media back home but the Croatian FA believed in the former-West Ham defender and refused to sack Bilic.

The Croatian FA don’t want Bilic to leave his position but it seems that he wants a new challenge this summer. It looks like a return to club management could be on the cards for the highly-rated coach. I’m sure he would love to go out on a high as Croatia boss though.

Close

I think this will be a very tight affair and Spain won’t find Croatia an easy opponent. Should Croatia manage a 2-2 draw with the European champions then they would go through at the expense of the Italians.

I wouldn’t put it past Croatia to get the draw they need to progress. They have looked dangerous on the attack but I don’t think their defence is as watertight as Croat teams of the past. I don’t think they will beat Spain but if they do I think it would open the competition right up.

The way they have played so far Croatia don’t deserve to go home and I hope they get a good enough result to go through to the quarter-finals. Whatever happens though they have given a superb account of themselves and Slaven Bilic can be proud of his teams performances at Euro 2012.

Will Croatia progress into the quarter-finals of Euro 2012?