Uefa – Papierkugel http://papierkugel.org/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 23:10:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://papierkugel.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-19-150x150.png Uefa – Papierkugel http://papierkugel.org/ 32 32 Former Man City captain Fernandinho returns to Athletico Paranaense in Brazil 17 years after leaving https://papierkugel.org/former-man-city-captain-fernandinho-returns-to-athletico-paranaense-in-brazil-17-years-after-leaving/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 23:10:45 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/former-man-city-captain-fernandinho-returns-to-athletico-paranaense-in-brazil-17-years-after-leaving/ Former Manchester City captain Fernandinho returns to first club Athletico Paranaense in Brazil 17 years after leaving… after winning 11 league titles and a UEFA Cup during nearly two decades in Europe Fernandinho signed a contract with the first club Athletico Paranaense in Brazil The Brazilian left Manchester City after nine successful years at the […]]]>

Former Manchester City captain Fernandinho returns to first club Athletico Paranaense in Brazil 17 years after leaving… after winning 11 league titles and a UEFA Cup during nearly two decades in Europe

  • Fernandinho signed a contract with the first club Athletico Paranaense in Brazil
  • The Brazilian left Manchester City after nine successful years at the Etihad Stadium
  • The Brazilian midfielder has revealed he has received offers from several different clubs

Former Manchester City star Fernandinho has returned to his first club, Athletico Paranaense, 17 years after leaving the Brazilian side.

Fernandinho, 37, left Manchester City at the end of last season after winning his fifth Premier League title during a trophy-laden nine-year spell at the Etihad Stadium.

The former City captain, who made 383 appearances for the club, has returned to his native Brazil and will play for Athletico Paranaense who he represented from 2002-05.

Fernandinho dons the red and black of Athletico Paranaense for the second time in his career

“We had many proposals, from several different clubs, from Brazil and abroad,” Fernandinho revealed when he was unveiled on Monday.

“But the most sensible decision was to go home and try to give my best here at Athletico now.”

Athletico Paranaense are coached by former Chelsea manager and World Cup winner Luis Felipe Scolari, who joined the team in May.

Fernandinho left the Brazilian team in 2005 for his first European adventure with Shakhtar Donetsk.

He spent eight years in Ukraine, winning six domestic titles, then winning the UEFA Cup in 2009.

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Fernandinho’s last act as a Manchester City player was winning the Premier League title in May

Fernandinho was a key player for Guardiola but was a substitute for Rodri last season

Fernandinho was a key player for Guardiola but was a substitute for Rodri last season

The midfielder moved to City in 2013, winning the first of his five Premier League titles in his debut season.

He went on to win the EFL Cup six times and the FA Cup once, but couldn’t get his hands on the Champions League trophy, coming close in 2021 when City were beaten 1-0 in the final by Chelsea. .

The defensive midfielder played a minor role for Pep Guardiola’s side last season, starting just 17 games in all competitions, with youngster Rodri favored by the Spanish tactician.

Capped 53 times by Brazil, Fernandinho enjoyed success with the Selecao, winning the 2019 Copa America in his native country.

The Brazilian returns home with unfinished business after playing 72 times for Athletico, scoring 14 goals.

Athletico currently sit third in the table, five points behind leaders and reigning Copa Libertadores winners Palmeiras.

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Liverpool warned against £117,000-a-week La Liga player https://papierkugel.org/liverpool-warned-against-117000-a-week-la-liga-player/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:36:34 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/liverpool-warned-against-117000-a-week-la-liga-player/ Jose Enrique said on Twitter that it would be difficult for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to sign Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio in the summer transfer window. The former Liverpool star stressed that if Asensio moved to Anfield he would want to play regularly for the Reds. Enrique added that Asensio’s salary will also be very […]]]>

Jose Enrique said on Twitter that it would be difficult for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to sign Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio in the summer transfer window.

The former Liverpool star stressed that if Asensio moved to Anfield he would want to play regularly for the Reds.

Enrique added that Asensio’s salary will also be very high.

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The 26-year-old Spain international winger is on £117,000 a week in wages (SalarySport) currently at La Liga and UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid.

Earlier this month, AS reported that Liverpool have informed Asensio’s entourage that they like him and want to sign him this summer.

sport have also claimed interest from former Premier League champions Liverpool in the three-time La Liga and UEFA Champions League winner.

Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Jose Enrique on Marco Asensio rumors at Liverpool

Could a transfer take place?

In our opinion, Marco Asensio is unlikely to leave Real Madrid for Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

Yes, of course, Liverpool are a great club and are doing well at the moment in terms of winning and challenging for major trophies.

But, even with the departure of Sadio Mane, Liverpool have a very strong and powerful attacking unit.

Asensio struggled for regular playing time in Madrid last season due to competition for places, and the Spaniard would likely face the same problem at Liverpool.

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UEFA Euro 2022: We rank the 10 best kits at the European Championships – which is the best kit at Euro 2022? https://papierkugel.org/uefa-euro-2022-we-rank-the-10-best-kits-at-the-european-championships-which-is-the-best-kit-at-euro-2022/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 15:48:29 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/uefa-euro-2022-we-rank-the-10-best-kits-at-the-european-championships-which-is-the-best-kit-at-euro-2022/ With each new tournament, a brand new kit is often released and UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 is no different, with tops released across the continent this summer for many of the 16 participating international teams. The tournament, which will take place on numerous grounds in England, has already seen the host tournament launch brand new […]]]>

With each new tournament, a brand new kit is often released and UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 is no different, with tops released across the continent this summer for many of the 16 participating international teams.

The tournament, which will take place on numerous grounds in England, has already seen the host tournament launch brand new home and away kit ahead of a tournament that many in the UK are offering them to win.

So, are you looking to add some new yarn to your shirt collection this summer? Take a look at our 10 favorite outfits featured at the UEFA European Women’s Championship and decide which one you think is worth buying.

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World Refugee Day 2022: the broad support of European football | Within UEFA https://papierkugel.org/world-refugee-day-2022-the-broad-support-of-european-football-within-uefa/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 12:54:45 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/world-refugee-day-2022-the-broad-support-of-european-football-within-uefa/ UEFA is proud to work alongside UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to use the power of football to build a better future for refugees and displaced people in Europe. Supporting refugees is one of UEFA’s key human rights policies in its new sustainability strategy, Strength in Numbers, and that’s why last year we signed a […]]]>

UEFA is proud to work alongside UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to use the power of football to build a better future for refugees and displaced people in Europe.

Supporting refugees is one of UEFA’s key human rights policies in its new sustainability strategy, Strength in Numbers, and that’s why last year we signed a cooperation protocol with UNHCR, supporting refugees’ access to sport and strengthening social inclusion.



Action from the UNHCR Refugees match at the UEFA Champions League fan festival in ParisUEFA via Getty Images

Since 2017, UEFA has also run the Football and Refugee Grant Scheme, which funds projects across Europe. Today, 11 national association programs each receive financial support to invest in their work with refugees.

In 2022, for the first time, we are also delighted to welcome a new tournament with eight national association teams at our headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, competing for the first UNITY EURO Cup.

Michele Uva, Football and Social Responsibility Director

“Today, on World Refugee Day, UEFA honors the strength and courage of refugees together with UNHCR. Our common goal is to help refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people stay physically and mentally healthy and be part of their host community through the power of football.

“We have increased UEFA’s investment in refugee aid by 40% and warmly congratulate the national associations among the 11 winners and eight special mentions of our refugee grant programme. UNITY EURO Cup on June 29.”

UEFA’s sustainability strategy and support for human rights and refugees

Winners of Football and Refugee Scholarship Program

A refugee playing football in Tubize, Belgium


A refugee playing football in Tubize, BelgiumPhotographic news

Today, UEFA announced the 11 winners of the 2021/22 Football and Refugee Grant programme, which funds refugee-related projects organized and managed by European football associations.

This season, European football’s governing body has received 23 applications from member associations, with a wide range of proposals offering opportunities to play, professional training, support for the health and welfare of refugees, access to the labor market and projects specifically targeting refugee and displaced women. people.

Who are the winners of the Refugee and Grant Scheme?

Armenia – The Football Association of Armenia (FFA)
FFA’s ‘Playing Together for Integration’ explores football’s unique added value to humanitarian aid. It aims to integrate all refugees, including non-playing family members, through family football events involving local communities. The project also contributes to career building in football, providing training and employment opportunities for already qualified coaches/referees from the refugee community.

Belgium – Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA)
“Everyone on the Pitch 2.0” builds on the RBFA’s existing program for refugees, creating opportunities in many different roles, such as players, stewards, volunteers, coaches and referees. Refugees will also be an integral part of social initiatives linked to the RBFA’s innovative “Red Court” concept. The 40 Red Courts are mini pitches found throughout Belgium, with strong links to local community clubs.

Croatia – The Croatian Football Federation (HNS)
Based on lessons learned from previous refugee programmes, the HNS New Neighbors initiative is addressing the barriers preventing displaced people from accessing football, providing equipment and covering subscription costs at the club. In addition, to accelerate the integration of young refugees into Croatian society, after-school programs for children playing football are offered, also helping them with homework and learning Croatian language/culture.

England – Association Football (FA)
The FA’s “Women’s Football Leadership Programme” offers bespoke leadership training for refugee women who aspire to become leaders in women’s and women’s football. This program aligns with the FA’s wider women’s football strategy and its Football for All goal, contributing to its efforts to build a motivated and diverse array of local leaders in their communities.

Finland – Football Association of Finland (SPL)
The SPL’s “Football Belongs to Everyone” project involves a wide variety of stakeholders, from reception centres, clubs and UNHCR to Finnish Migration Services, to enrich the lives of refugees through football activities. In response to the war in Ukraine, the Finnish FA also plans to offer free access to club football to thousands of Ukrainian refugee children.

Iceland – Icelandic Football Association (KSÍ)
The “Welcome to the Neighborhood – Find Your Passion in Football!” du KSÍ The concept addresses the barriers to the participation of refugees in football and society. The main focus is on children, but the involvement of their parents to improve the inclusion process is also a key element. The Icelandic federation, the football clubs and a cultural mediator will provide continuous and close personal support to each family interested in football activities.

Italy – The Italian Football Federation (FIGC)
The FIGC’s “Together for Herat – Empowering through Football” program takes a holistic approach to supporting refugee women from Afghanistan, their coaches and their families. Beyond football activities, the program also seeks to empower its beneficiaries by giving them access to mobility and tools enabling them to undertake academic programs and vocational training.

Malta – Malta Football Association (MFA)
The MFA’s ‘Pass the Ball’ concept will pair refugee players with local female footballers in a unique mentorship programme. It also explores innovative ways to help refugee women learn the language and culture and find employment in football. Through its community-based approach, the project also seeks to involve family members of refugee women, beyond those who play football.

Moldova – Football Association of Moldova (FMF)
In addition to organized football tournaments for children and adults, the FMF proposal also takes a holistic approach to help with the social inclusion of refugees. Vocational training and help with university tuition is provided, while particularly gifted refugee children will receive a scholarship to attend a football academy to further develop their footballing skills.

Northern Ireland – Irish Football Association (IFA)
In partnership with many stakeholders and expert organizations, the IFA’s “Welcome Through Football” refugee empowerment project is built on many pillars, including playing opportunities, a women’s volunteer program, l access to training for coaches, the fight against racism and discrimination, the involvement of locals and other migrant populations and the creation of a network of inclusive clubs.

Romania – The Romanian Football Federation (FRF)
“Football 4 Refugees 2.0” builds on the FRF’s long experience in helping refugees. The main objective is to help them become an integral part of society by offering language courses and job fairs related to football activities. The program has a strong focus on women, with the creation of two new women’s teams planned. In close collaboration with UNHCR, football activities for Ukrainian refugees in six national refugee centers and three sites made available by the Ministry of Sports complete the project.

Special mentions also go to the Albanian Football Federation, the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, the Czech Football Federation, the Danish Football Federation, the Estonian Football Federation, the Latvian Federation of football, the Irish Football Federation and the Scottish Football Federation. Association.

The UNITY EURO Cup

The UNITY EURO Cup trophy at the Colovray stadium in Nyon, Switzerland


The UNITY EURO Cup trophy at the Colovray stadium in Nyon, Switzerland

On Wednesday 29 June, mixed teams of refugees from across Europe will come together for a friendly competition to demonstrate and celebrate football’s ability to strengthen ties between host communities and displaced people, to break down barriers and create a spirit of inclusion.

Teams from Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Malta, Republic of Ireland and Switzerland will be accompanied by illustrious ambassadors from the world of football, local children and families will be able to catch the action at the Colovray stadium in Nyon.

Each team will be made up of 70% refugees and 30% non-refugee players, advocating for football to strengthen ties between host communities and refugees.

Who are the tournament ambassadors?

Austria – Marc Janko (ex-international)
Belgium – Mbo Mpenza (ex-international player)
France – Laura Georges (former international player)
Germany – to be confirmed
Italy – Demetrio Albertini (ex-international)
Malta – Christian Damiano (former international player)
Republic of Ireland – Stephen Kenny (Men’s National Team Coach)
Switzerland – Murat Yakin (men’s national team coach)

The action kicks off at 14:00 CET that day, with UEFA Referees Committee chairman Roberto Rosetti, who officiated in the EURO 2008 final, officiating the tournament final.

The draw for the tournament, which is the concrete result of the partnership agreement between UNHCR and UEFA signed last year, took place earlier in the day. Football legends Nadine Kessler and Zvonimir Boban took part in a special live broadcast for the participating teams.

How the UEFA Foundation supports Ukrainian refugees
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Dynamo Kyiv will face Fenerbahçe in the preliminaries https://papierkugel.org/dynamo-kyiv-will-face-fenerbahce-in-the-preliminaries/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 05:42:32 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/dynamo-kyiv-will-face-fenerbahce-in-the-preliminaries/ Ukrainian football will return to the Champions League next month when Dynamo Kyiv take on Turkish side Fenerbahçe in the second qualifying round, the club’s first competitive game since the start of the Russian invasion. Dynamo were among the four teams in Wednesday’s draw for the runners-up in the mid-tier leagues. Dynamo were second in […]]]>

Ukrainian football will return to the Champions League next month when Dynamo Kyiv take on Turkish side Fenerbahçe in the second qualifying round, the club’s first competitive game since the start of the Russian invasion.

Dynamo were among the four teams in Wednesday’s draw for the runners-up in the mid-tier leagues.

Dynamo were second in the Ukrainian league when they came to a halt in February after invading Russia. The league never resumed. No league title has been awarded to leaders Shakhtar Donetsk, but the rankings have been used to decide Ukraine’s entries for upcoming UEFA club competitions.

It’s unclear where Dynamo will host Fenerbahçe in the first leg on July 19 or 20. The second leg will take place in Turkey on July 26 or 27.

Shakhtar officials are in talks to use Polish club Legia Warsaw’s stadium when the team begins its Champions League group schedule in September.

Dynamo will need to go through three qualifying rounds to join Shakhtar in the 32-team group stage.

Russian teams have been banned by UEFA from European club competitions, but the decision is being challenged by four clubs before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Zenit Saint-Petersburg won the title of Russian champion.

In the other pair of league runners-up, Danish club Midtjylland have been drawn to face Cypriot side AEK Larnaca.

A separate draw for domestic champions in the second qualifying round pitted Israeli club Maccabi Haifa against Greek side Olympiakos, while Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb will face either North Macedonia’s Shkupi, either the Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar, and the Swiss club Zurich will face either the Polish team Lech. Poznań or Qarabağ of Azerbaijan.

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Armenia Vs Scotland: How To Watch | UEFA Nations League| Catch up with Chelsea Star https://papierkugel.org/armenia-vs-scotland-how-to-watch-uefa-nations-league-catch-up-with-chelsea-star/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 12:29:37 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/armenia-vs-scotland-how-to-watch-uefa-nations-league-catch-up-with-chelsea-star/ Armenia host Scotland in the fourth round of the UEFA Nations League group stage and are aiming for their second victory of the tournament. IMAGO / PA Pictures Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour could feature after missing the starting line-up in the defeat to Northern Ireland last weekend. The Blues have exercised the option to extend […]]]>

Armenia host Scotland in the fourth round of the UEFA Nations League group stage and are aiming for their second victory of the tournament.

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour could feature after missing the starting line-up in the defeat to Northern Ireland last weekend.

The Blues have exercised the option to extend the 21-year-old’s contract with the club for another two years, after spending the 21/22 season on loan at Norwich City.

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Best UEFA Nations League games: Spain beat Czechia, Switzerland over Portugal https://papierkugel.org/best-uefa-nations-league-games-spain-beat-czechia-switzerland-over-portugal/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/best-uefa-nations-league-games-spain-beat-czechia-switzerland-over-portugal/ The third edition of UEFA Nations League continues on Sunday in cities across Europe, with Featured matches broadcast on the FOX Sports family of networks (and streamed on the FOX Sports app). Kicking off on FS2, Spain ruled out the Czech Republic. Elsewhere, Switzerland held off Portugal in a low-scoring, albeit tantalizing, affair. Here are […]]]>

The third edition of UEFA Nations League continues on Sunday in cities across Europe, with Featured matches broadcast on the FOX Sports family of networks (and streamed on the FOX Sports app).

Kicking off on FS2, Spain ruled out the Czech Republic. Elsewhere, Switzerland held off Portugal in a low-scoring, albeit tantalizing, affair.

Here are the best games from Sunday’s slate.

Spain 2, Czech Republic 0 (League A)

Great team work

Spain’s opening goal attack was a thing of beauty, as a clever header provided an early push before Marcos Asensio gave Carlos Soler an open opportunity to cash in. That’s exactly what he did.

Carlos Soler scores in the 24th minute to put Spain ahead 1-0

Carlos Soler scores in the 24th minute to put Spain ahead 1-0

Spain took a 1-0 lead over the Czech Republic in the UEFA Nations League thanks to a perfect pass from Thiago to Carlos Soler, who scores a goal.

part the sea

Spain were clearly outnumbered as they made their run for a second scoreline, but that didn’t matter to their attackers, who put up another picturesque synergy to go up 2-0.

Pablo Sarabia scores in the 75th minute to give Spain a 2-0 lead

Pablo Sarabia scores in the 75th minute to give Spain a 2-0 lead

Pablo Sarabia scored from a deflected shot from Ferran Torres to give Spain a 2-0 lead over the Czech Republic in the 75th minute of the UEFA Nations League.

Switzerland 1, Portugal 0 (League A)

It didn’t take long

Switzerland took the lead less than a minute into the game as Haris Seferovic scored an early goal with a clean header into the bottom left corner of the net.

Haris Seferovic header in goal for Switzerland in the first minute, 1-0

Haris Seferovic header in goal for Switzerland in the first minute, 1-0

Haris Seferovic heads in goal for Switzerland in the first minute of their UEFA Nations League game against Portugal.

Here’s a look at the rest of Sunday’s fixtures across the UEFA Nations League:

Norway 3, Sweden 2 (League B)

familiar face

Erling Haaland has been doing it for Norway for years, and he scored his 19th international goal in the 10th minute from a difficult header after a fine cross pass.

Erling Haaland does it again for Norway

Erling Haaland does it again for Norway

Erling Haaland scores for Norway in the 10th minute with a header into the near side of the goal against Sweden in the UEFA Nations League.

Number 20!

What did we say about familiar faces? Get used to seeing this one.

On the board

It took time, but the Swedes fought their way to the scoreboard in the 61st minute, when Emil Forsberg stormed to the top on a screaming line.

Sweden halved its deficit after this Emil Forsberg laser

Sweden halved its deficit after this Emil Forsberg laser

Sweden halved the lead after Emil Forsberg’s laser cut against Norway in the UEFA Nations League.

Everywhere

When Haaland wasn’t scoring, he was creating chances for his teammates. That heady pass to Alexander Sørloth pushed Norway ahead, 3-1.

Alexander Sørloth lifts a header to extend Norway’s lead

Alexander Sørloth lifts a header to extend Norway's lead

Alexander Sørloth tops to give Norway a 3-1 lead against Sweden in the UEFA Nations League.

And one young fan loved her efforts so much that he had to let her know in person.

Don’t get too comfortable

Sweden’s final goal didn’t feature in the result, but it was certainly a feast for the eyes.

Slovenia 2 Serbia 2 (League B)

And the crowd goes wild!

Although the match was played at the Stozice stadium in Slovenia, the Serbian faithful showed up. And their excitement was audible as their side went 1-0 up, thanks to a smooth sliding header from Andrija Zivkovic.

Andrija Zivkovic’s diving header puts Serbia ahead of Slovenia

Andrija Zivkovic's diving header puts Serbia ahead of Slovenia

Serbia got off to a good start thanks to Andrija Zivkovic’s goal in the eighth minute.

Let’s rise!

Serbia doubled their advantage in the 34th minute, with poor ball handling leading to a finishing header.

cut in

The home side broke through in the 47th, showing collective speed that allowed them to slip into the box for a one-on-one opportunity, which they capitalized on.

two for five

Minutes later, Benjamin Sesko erupted in delight after putting aside an equalizing left-footed conversion for Slovenia. Sesko’s score would be the game’s last, as it ended in a 2-2 draw.

Slovenia scores two goals in five minutes to tie Serbia 2-2

Slovenia scores two goals in five minutes to tie Serbia 2-2

Adam Gnezda Cerin and Benjamin Sesko each scored within five minutes of each other to level the UEFA Nations League match between Slovenia and Serbia at two.

Northern Ireland 2, Cyprus 2 (League C)

Greece 2, Kosovo 0 (League C)

Deft display

Greece struck first in the 70th minute, as Giorgos Giakoumakis curled an impressive header into the bottom right corner of the net to boost his side.

Georgia 0, Bulgaria 0 (League C)

North Macedonia 4, Gibraltar 0 (League C)

Malta 1, San Marino 0 (League D)


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Denmark 0-1 Croatia: Pašalić surges to secure victory | UEFA Nations League https://papierkugel.org/denmark-0-1-croatia-pasalic-surges-to-secure-victory-uefa-nations-league/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:06:04 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/denmark-0-1-croatia-pasalic-surges-to-secure-victory-uefa-nations-league/ Mario Pašalić scored the only goal as Croatia ended Denmark’s six-game winning streak at home to Copenhagen. Key moments 40′ Cornelius denied by Livaković 69′ Pasalić opens the scoring87′ Gale ruled out for offside In brief: Pašalić ends Denmark’s run Denmark had the better of the first half, but the closest was a Joakim Mæhle […]]]>

Mario Pašalić scored the only goal as Croatia ended Denmark’s six-game winning streak at home to Copenhagen.

Key moments

40′ Cornelius denied by Livaković
69′
Pasalić opens the scoring
87′ Gale ruled out for offside

In brief: Pašalić ends Denmark’s run

Denmark had the better of the first half, but the closest was a Joakim Mæhle shot into the side netting and an Andreas Cornelius shot cleared by Dominik Livaković.

Croatia made three changes at the break to try to breathe some life into their performance, and one of the substitutes, Luka Modrić, tested Kasper Schmeichel from outside the box.

Modrić was also involved in what turned out to be the only goal of the night, his pass allowing Brozović to cross, and after a few deflections it was up to Pašalić to sink.

Denmark pushed the men forward but still struggled to test Livaković as their home winning streak came to an end.

It happened: Denmark 0-1 Croatia

Sture Sandoe, Match Reporter

Not the best game for the sold out crowd at Parken. It was an even contest that could have gone either way and in the end the visitors came out on top. The first half belonged to Denmark, but Dalić’s introduction of Modrić at the break was a game-changer for Croatia, who were the better team in the second half. Nothing is decided yet in this group.

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  • It was only Croatia’s third victory in 13 UEFA Nations League matches (D2 L8).
  • Denmark have failed to score for only the second time in their last 17 international matches.
  • Denmark had won each of their last six matches in Denmark.
  • Croatia had conceded a total of 18 goals in their last five UEFA Nations League away matches (an average of 3.6 per game).

Alignments

Denmark: Schmeichel; Wass (Kristensen 61), Andersen, Christensen, Mæhle; Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Delaney; Skov Olsen (Poulsen 83; Skov 90), Damsgaard (Braithwaite 62), Cornelius (Wind 61).

Croatia: Livakovic; Vrsaljko (Stanišić 46), Erlić, Šutalo, Juranović; Jakić (Kovačić 46), Brozović; Ivanušec (Modrić 46), Pašalić, Oršić (Vlašić 58); Kramarić (Budimir 77).

What happens after the UEFA Nations League group stage?



The four League A group winners will advance to the knockout finals with, in principle, one named as host. The semi-finals will be played on June 14 and 15, 2023 and the final and third-place play-off will follow on June 18.

Teams finishing fourth in the League A groups will be relegated to League B for the 2024/25 edition.

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UEFA Nations League 2022 odds: how to bet Portugal vs Czech Republic, choice https://papierkugel.org/uefa-nations-league-2022-odds-how-to-bet-portugal-vs-czech-republic-choice/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 01:33:28 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/uefa-nations-league-2022-odds-how-to-bet-portugal-vs-czech-republic-choice/ First place in Group 2 is at stake when Portugal and Czech Republic battle in Thursday’s crucial UEFA Nations League match. The game kicks off at 2:45 p.m. ET on Thursday at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal. The match can be seen on FS1. Let’s take a look at the betting odds for […]]]>

First place in Group 2 is at stake when Portugal and Czech Republic battle in Thursday’s crucial UEFA Nations League match.

The game kicks off at 2:45 p.m. ET on Thursday at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal. The match can be seen on FS1.

Let’s take a look at the betting odds for the big game.

Portugal versus. Czech Republic 2:45 p.m. ET Thursday, FS1 (odds via FOX Bet)*

Portugal: -278 (bet $10 to win $13.60 in total)
Czech Republic: +500 (bet $10 to win $60 in total)
To draw: +300 (bet $10 to win $40 in total)

Over/Under Total Goals — 2.5
More: -154 (bet $10 to win $16.49 in total)
Below: -105 (bet $10 to win $19.52 in total)

Both teams score
Yes: -120 (bet $10 to win $18.33 in total)
Nope: -138 (bet $10 to win $17.25 in total)

Total corner kicks – 9.5
More: -105 (bet $10 to win $19.52 in total)
Under: -149 (bet $10 to win $16.71 in total)

Bets on Notable Accessories

Cristiano Ronaldo scores and Portugal wins (Bet Boost): +135 (bet $10 to win $32.50 in total)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva both score (Bet Boost): +600 (bet $10 to win $70 in total)
Cristiano Ronaldo scores with a header: +500 (bet $10 to win $60 in total)
Cristiano Ronaldo will score before 9:59: +900 (bet $10 to win $100 in total)
Czech Republic winner, over 3.5 goals in total and Adam Hlozek scores: +6600 (bet $10 to win $670 in total)
Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Jota score and Portugal win 3-1: +9000 (bet $10 to win $910 in total)

*quotes as of 6/08/2022

Poland vs Belgium Recap – UEFA Nations League I FOX Soccer

Poland vs Belgium Recap - UEFA Nations League I FOX Soccer

Poland scored the first goal against Belgium, with the clinical arrival of Robert Lewandowski in the 28th minute. However, Belgium turned the game around with Axel Witsel’s equalizer in the 42nd minute. In the second half, Belgium continued to press on, thanks to goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Leandro Trossard, Leander Dendoncker and Loïs Openda in the 59th, 73rd, 80th, 83rd and 90th minutes.

Both teams beat Switzerland and drew against Spain to open the Nations League tournament.

Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner (2008, ’13, ’14, ’16, ’17) and 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year, is Portugal’s star.

Portugal lead the all-time series 2-1, with no draws.

The teams last appeared in the quarter-finals of the 2012 UEFA European Championship, a 1-0 win for Portugal on 21 June.

Portugal are 3-0-1 in their last four matches, beating their opponents 10-2.

The Czech Republic are 1-1-2 in their last four games.

Like Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic took second place in the 1962 World Cup and won the UEFA European Championship in 1976.

FOX Sports football writer Doug McIntyre and FOX Bet sports trader Olegs Nikolajevs both like betting options that don’t pick a winner.

Spain are coming off a convincing 4-0 win over Switzerland.

“As hard as it is to see the Czechs steal away points against the Portuguese, it’s possible against an inconsistent team who could be more tired than most in their third game this week,” McIntyre said. “After all, Ronaldo is 37 now, and starting centre-back Pepe is 39. It might be a long time, but at +300 a draw isn’t a bad bet either.”

CHOOSE: Null (+300 on FOX Bet, bet $10 to win $40 in total)

Nikolajevs said Jan Kuchta playing the main striker paid off for the Czech Republic. The Lokomotiv Moscow player scored a goal in each of the two Nations League matches, accounting for half of the Czech Republic’s goals.

“The game itself promises to be engaging,” Nikolajevs said. “Portugal look like favourites, but we shouldn’t eliminate the Czech Republic. They’re a completely different team to the one that fought for a ticket to the next World Cup.”

CHOOSE: Both teams score (-118 on FOX Bet, bet $10 to win $18.47 in total)

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UEFA announces major changes to the schedule for the next Champions League https://papierkugel.org/uefa-announces-major-changes-to-the-schedule-for-the-next-champions-league/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:31:17 +0000 https://papierkugel.org/uefa-announces-major-changes-to-the-schedule-for-the-next-champions-league/ The next Catar World Cup will lead to a very atypical calendar for what European football is used to. Since the maximum tournament at the level of selection contests between November and December is something that has caused “noise” among fans, but this besides ocasionará a change in the planning of local and international tournamentslike […]]]>

The next Catar World Cup will lead to a very atypical calendar for what European football is used to. Since the maximum tournament at the level of selection contests between November and December is something that has caused “noise” among fans, but this besides ocasionará a change in the planning of local and international tournamentslike the Champions and the Europe League.

UEFA, through a press release on its web page and on social networks, formalized the dates of each stage of the Champions Leaguepointing out that the group stage will be played in less than two months. The first group parties will take place between September 6 and 7, while the last will take place the first two days of Novemberto a few weeks that the clubs must release to the summoned for the mundialista appointment.

With this on the table, will hardly have weeks without a European “crash” to complete the six days as soon as possible. Once the 16 teams are ranked eighth, there will be a stoppage of almost four months because of the Worlds, which in addition to joining the free days in winter, will also slow down the local leagues before the scheduled so that all lace between the averages .

The elimination rounds

Despúes, the eighth will restart as usual, being the party in February and the turn in March. The chambers will take place during the month of April while the semi-finals will take place in May. The grand final, which will be celebrated in Istanbul, will be almost two weeks later than usual, being scheduled for Saturday June 10 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium.

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