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BALL – Carlos Queiros’ Egypt debuts Nigeria (Canada)



BALL - Carlos Queiros' Egypt debuts Nigeria (Canada)

Egypt, coached by Carlos Queiros, lost in their debut in Group D CAN in a game in which they faced great difficulties, except for the initial half hour of balance. And the problems were aggravated by the goal of Ineanacho (30 ‘), who left for the break at a disadvantage. In the second half, the Portuguese tried to turn the tide of events with several substitutions, but the plus sign was always on the side of Augustine Eguavoen’s charges, much closer to 2: 0 than to the pharaohs 1: 1. Egypt’s best scoring chance came with Salah (who else?) In the 71st minute, but the Nigerian goalkeeper prevented the Liverpool star from drawing. Otherwise, Nigeria clearly outnumbered its rivals and had several opportunities to widen the lead.

90 + 4 ‘- End of the game.

90 + 3 ‘- Egypt’s goalkeeper El Shenawi neutralizes the 2-0 score in Edjuka’s favor with a powerful intervention.

90 + 1 ‘- Moses Simon leaves, and Alex Iwobi moves to the national team of Nigeria.

90 ‘- Four minutes of added time.

90 ‘- Substitution in the game Egypt: Hamdi leaves and Sheriff leaves.

85 ‘- After a corner, Hegazi misses the target from a good position.

79 ‘- New double substitution for Nigeria: Omeruo (injured) and Iheanacho leave, while Ajayi and Nwakali leave.

77 ‘- Rookie Edjuke hits with great force and forces El Shenawi to defend with great difficulty.

72 ‘- Faced with danger signals from the lights, Nigerian coach and former star Augustine Eguavoen wastes no more time and makes two substitutions: Avoni and Chukweze leave, while Sadik and Ejuke enter.

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71 ‘- Great opportunity for Egypt to achieve equality thanks to Salah, but Okoye does not give a goal to the star of Liverpool.

66 ‘- Immediate counter-response from Nigeria, Kelechi Ineanacho, shot near the left post.

65 ‘- Egypt’s response, finally, through Zizo, with a dangerous pass into the penalty area, which is intercepted by the Nigerian defense.

63 ‘- Nigerian right-back Ain gets in a strike, but misses the target.

58 ‘- As expected, given the dominance of the Nigerians, Carlos Queiros returns to change teams with a double substitution: Trezeguet and Mohamed leave, while Zizo and Sobhi leave.

53 ‘- So far, the substitution by Carlos Queiros has not worked, and Nigeria is still closest to a goal.

52 ‘- Avoni again dangerously punched his head to the gate of the Egyptians.

50 ‘- Dangerous blow from Moses Simon near the penalty area.

48 ‘- FC Porto’s Zaidu heads up Avonia.

46 ‘- The game has resumed. The beginning of the second part.

Break: Substitution in Egypt with the departure of El Fotoukh and the exit of Ayman Ashraf.

45 + 4 ‘- Interval. Egypt, led by Portuguese Carlos Queyros, is heading into the locker room to lose 1-0 to Nigeria, scored by Kelechi Inéanasu at half-time.

45 ‘- Three minutes of added time.

42 ‘- Avonii from a good position forces El Shenawi to apply. Nigeria threatens second before the break …

39 ‘- Shot by Ndidi, but off target. Carlos Queyros’ Egypt resented the goal they missed frequently, and Nigeria was at the top of the operations.

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30 ‘- 1-0 GOAL Nigeria, Inneanacho, who gets a good pass from Joe Aribo and shoots into the top right corner, no chance for El Shenawi.

27 ‘- A great opportunity to score a goal, the first of the match, and this is for Nigeria, Moses Simon shot straight past the goal of El Shenawi.

23 ‘- The balance between the two CAN contenders remains: Egypt is more dominant and uses a formation-based playstyle, while Nigeria deliberately lags behind and tries to surprise the team led by Carlos Queiros with quick transitions.

15 ‘- Egypt dominates the game, has more ball possession, but faced difficulties in the match against well-defended Nigeria in the center of the field.

12 ‘- Nigerian corner.

7 ‘- Substitution in Egypt: injured Taufik leaves and Abdelmonem enters the field.

1 ‘- The match has begun.

Highlight FC Porto’s left-back title in Nigeria to Zaidu and among the pharaohs of your biggest star and one of CAN gems, Mohammed Salah.

Starting commands:

Nigeria – Okoye; Aina, Troos-Ekong, Omeruo and Zaidu; Iheanacho, Ndidi, Aribo; Chukwueze, Avoni and Simon

Egypt – El Shenawi, Taufik, Hegazi, Hamdi and El Fotouh; Elneni and Fathi; Salah, Trezeguet and Mahmush; Mostafa

Good afternoon. Nigeria-Egypt kicks off at 16:00 CAN group stage (updated).

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



″I couldn't leave without winning this award″

Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

Did you tell the President that you want the Golden Dragon? “I never commented, asking for an award was not my style, it was deserved, I was very happy, many could have won. I am very happy”.

Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe’s costume″



″Most competitive costume required, Pepe's costume″

Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

Technical team and others: “With a super competent technical team, a health department, where there is not only Dr. Nelson Puga and therapists, but also an optometrist, pedologist, a number of people who work daily so that the players do not miss anything. and so that year after year they can get better and win, which is what we want.”

Techniques: “Victory. Not forgetting the people in the kitchen, in the restaurant, the people involved in analysis and observation, the equipment technicians, because today everyone is a technician… [risos]🇧🇷 Lawn techniques too, because I am very picky about the height of the lawn. I think that every detail is important and matters. Finally, a number of people who contribute to making this possible. This is not mine, this belongs to the people of Olival, who are always led by our great, my friend and godfather, the president.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)



BALL - Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)

Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

Neither in the starting lineup (see tables), nor in the 13 options used by the coaches – Montiel (Sevilla), Pezzella (Betis), Acuña (Sevilla), Leandro Paredes (PSG), Lautaro Martinez ( Inter) and Dybala (Roma) entered Argentina, from the French side they were also called Disasi (Monaco), Conate (Liverpool), Fofana (Monaco), Camavinga (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bavaria), Muani (Eintracht) and Thuram (Borussia). M’gladbach) – if they found other players who didn’t play in the leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France or Germany, that’s a clear sign of where the money and power come from to attract great players.
Some, like Enzo and Otamendi, are just over the top.ig 5 – if the midfielder was already in vogue among the richest in Europe, followed by Liverpool and Real Madrid, among others, now that he has won the World Cup and the best young player trophy in the competition … – but they shine enough to guarantee yourself a place in the best team in the world.

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