Turkey defeated Iran 2-1 in an international friendly match on Monday evening in Istanbul. The match in Istanbul's Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium saw two countries met with each other for the first time in 44 years. While the majority of the spectators were Iranians, the first two goals came from Turkey with Everton's striker Cenk Tosun. In the 90th minute of the match, Iran was awarded a penalty kick when Turkey's defender Omer Bayram blocked the shot with his hand in desperation, eventually was sent off. Iran's Ashkan Dejagah -- who plays for Nottingham Forest in England's Championship Division -- converted the penalty kick to make the score 2-1. The Iranian team is now headed to Austria to hold another warm-up match against Greece on June 2. Finally, the Persians will face Lithuania before starting the breathtaking matches against Spain, Portugal and Morocco in the 2018 World Cup. In other friendly matches held on Monday, Italy beat Saudi Arabia 2-1, Portugal and Tunisia … [Read more...] about Turkey’s national football team beats Iran 2-1 in friendly
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by Press Association April 19 2018, 3.22pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week It’s a question every football fan has surely wrangled with at some point: could a football team ever be filled with players whose initials also represented their position? Alright, maybe not every football fan, but surely a handful. With that in mind, the following proves the impossible can indeed be done. From Gabor Kiraly to Claude Makelele, ladies and gentlemen, your Initial XI. Goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly The tracksuit-bottomed goalie with 108 Hungary caps to his name is the first name on the team sheet. Kiraly played for many an English side, and kept a clean sheet in his national side’s opening Euro 2016 game wearing his famous trousers. Left-back Leighton Baines There could be nobody better suited to this role. Leighton Baines, all long hair and acoustic guitar, settles right into the … [Read more...] about Is it possible to create a football team of players whose initials are also their position?
Liam Silke, Kieran Fitzgerald, Dylan Wall, Michael Farragher, Ian Burke and Martin Farragher help make up the team which was chosen by local and national media. Burke, Farragher and Silke are also nominated for the Club Footballer of the Year award which will be announced at a banquet in Croke Park on Saturday, April 21. Slaughtneil have the next highest representation with four footballers from the Derry club selected. Antóin McMullan, Karl McKaigue, Chrissy McKaigue and Chris Bradley all feature after their exploits over the season. James Murray and sharpshooter éanna O'Connor represent Kildare and Leinster champions Moorefield. Nemo Rangers have two representatives in Alan O'Connor and Luke Connolly with Kilcar's Paddy McBrearty completing the side. A hurling equivalent will be unveiled next week. Club football team of the championship Antóin McMullan (Slaughtneil); Liam Silke (Corofin), Kieran Fitzgerald (Corofin), Karl McKaigue (Slaughtneil); James Murray … [Read more...] about All-Ireland champions Corofin dominate club football team of the year
0 Comments Brazil football team signs up with Newry sports stats firm BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Newry sports analytic firm STATSports has signed a deal with the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) to provide its player monitoring APEX device just ahead of the World Cup. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/brazil-football-team-signs-up-with-newry-sports-stats-firm-36789781.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36791288.ece/f9610/AUTOCROP/h342/page2picstory.jpg Email Newry sports analytic firm STATSports has signed a deal with the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) to provide its player monitoring APEX device just ahead of the World Cup. The long-term contract follows on from STATsport's £1bn deal with the US Soccer Federation in recent weeks. Co-founder of the company Sean O'Connor said: "For the CBF to swap performance monitoring provider at this stage in the build-up to a World Cup is a huge decision and illustrates the … [Read more...] about Brazil football team signs up with Newry sports stats firm
Blacon Youth FC under 11 girls team has received a new free kit, courtesy of local McDonald’s franchisee Jeanette Roe and the McDonald’s and FA Accredited Club Kit Scheme. This is just one of 6,985 kits that have been donated to teams in Cheshire and its surrounding areas since 2014. Now in its fourth year, the McDonald’s Accredited Kit Scheme has reached a new milestone, by providing over 250,000 free kits to grassroots football clubs across the UK, with a further 70,000 to be delivered this season alone. 2017 saw a record number of applications from clubs across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with over 6,300 accredited clubs eligible to order a brand-new kit, which come in a range of styles and colours. As a long-standing partner of the FAs, this year McDonald’s is celebrating its 15th anniversary of championing those who enable children and young adults of all genders, ages and abilities to play and enjoy football. To mark the occasion Blacon … [Read more...] about McDonald’s provides boost to grassroots football team in Blacon