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Russian Oligarchs are Buying English Premier League Clubs

Russian Oligarchs are Buying English Premier League Clubs

 

Russian Oligarchs are Buying English Premier League Clubs

Alisher Usmanov, the “Arsenal” (Great Britain): 2007

 

Holding Red and White, co-owned by Usmanov , has a nearly 30% share of English  Premier League Club”Arsenal”. He has invested invested about 200 million pounds. Due to moderate spending money for English majors “Arsenal” shows good financial results.  Usmanov has offered to invest in the development of the club and expressed his dissatisfaction with the existing policy, but a small proportion of the shares does not allow him to get the “Arsenal” play by their rules.
Achievements: No, the club has not won a trophy in English Premier League Club since 2005.

 

Maxim Demin, “Bournemouth” (Great Britain): 2011

 

Businessman, according to media reports, in 2008, purchased land in the prestigious British Sandbanks. The British claim that the villa, worthing 5 million pounds was built for the Russian businessman, by the company owned by Eddy Mitchell – CEO of FC “Bournemouth”, which plays in the third on the power of the English Premier League. In 2011,  Demin  became the football partner of Mitchell. With Demin joining the club, it started to spend on buying players sums, which it had never dreamed about in Bournemouth.
Achievements: led the club to the 2nd league.

 

Anton Zingarevich, “Reading” (Great Britain): 2012

 

Anton’s father Boris Zingarevich – co-owner of a major pulp and paper empire. About the personal capital of Zingarevich Jr. is not known. According to media reports, the 29-year-old Russian has bought “Reading” for 30 million pounds. For the purchase of the players in the season 2012/2013 e spent only 9.5 million pounds.
Achievements: in 2011/2012 season he led the club in the English Premier League, but at the end of the season 2012/2013 “Reading” was again departed from the English elite.

 

Present and Future of African Soccer

Present and Future of African soccerPresent and Future of African Soccer

From the very beginning of its participation in the World Championships, African soccer has progressed steadily. In 1970, 1974 and 1978, Africa was represented by a signle team – Morocco, Zair and respectively, Tunisia. In the next three championships “black continent” was already represented by two soccer teams: Algeria and Cameroon, Algeria and Morocco, and respectively, Cameroon and Egypt. Three teams from Africa (Morocco, Nigeria and Cameroon) have presented at the World Cup in the USA (1994). And in 1998, at the championship were exactly five African soccer teams.

Today, soccer on the African continent, is especially developed in the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. The favorites of African football teams today are Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal and South Africa.

Nowadays, African soccer club is in desperate need of funding. Nonetheless, the teams are in need of discipline and organization. In addition, Africa has its own characteristics, its own mentality.

Sports officials in Africa are not taking any steps to stop the atrocities, committed by the fans of the losing team. Of course, the Confederation of African Football can do little, given the fact that most of the stadiums are owned by the state.

Today it is considered that soccer matches in Africa are very poorly organized, stadiums have poor safety and are uncomfortable for the audience. This leads to a decrease in the attention of sponsors, the TV channels.

Cameroon considers as “deplorable” FIFA’s suspension

Cameroon considers as deplorable FIFAs suspensionCameroon considers as “deplorable” FIFA’s suspension

Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) considers “deplorable” FIFA’s decision to provisionally suspend Cameroon in all competitions.

International Federation (FIFA) has taken this decision, accusing a “government interference” in the Fecafoot work, a week after canceling reelection of Iya Mohammed as president of Cameroon Federation, under the conditions that he is currently arrested for alleged embezzlement funds.

According to FIFA, Cameroon, currently employed in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, can not dispute any international competition “for the duration of suspension,” which will be raised after the establishment of a “normalization committee” composed of representatives from FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), responsible for “the review of Fecafoot state and the organization of new elections until 31 March 2014, while managing the day to day activities.”

“It is a deplorable situation with serious consequences’, said the communication responsible for FIFA from Fecafoot, Junior Binyam. “This suspension is harmful especially for young people who just want to play football. If a young Cameroonian footballer is requested by a club like Arsenal, will not be able to get there because the Cameroon Federation will not be able to deliver an international transfer certificate from FIFA”  Cameroonian official added.

Cameroon currently occupies first place in Group I of WC 2014 qualifiers, African area, with a lead of one point from Libya, which will meet at home, in the last stage, scheduled on September 6.

The winners of the 10 African qualifying groups will then play qualification games for the 5 seats reserved for the continent to the tournament in Brazil.

Four Football Teams from Nigeria suspended after unreal score 79-0 and 67-0

Four Football Teams from Nigeria suspended after unreal score 79-0 and 67-0

The football team Plateau United Feeders has crushed Akurba FC with a score of 79-0, while Police Machine FC has torn apart Babayaro FC with 67-0.There have never been bigger scores in Africa, not since Madagascar’s AS Adema won with Four Football Teams from Nigeria suspended after unreal score 79-0 and 67-0149-0 in a game when  Stade Olimpiqye l’Emyme was loosing and has scored a lot of goals as a protest to a referee’s decision.

Both football teams Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine FC needed definite victories to play next season in the first echelon.

At half-time, the football teams has managed to make the 13 goals difference between them smaller only for the tough part to begin as the football teams tried to outdo each other on goals.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) decided to suspend four football teams from the second devision involved in an assumed tricking of games after the “outrageous” results registered Monday on the games from the play-off: 79-0 and 67-0.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has rejected  immediately these results, labeling them as “untrue and a shameful show that has never been seen in Nigeria”.

A spokesman of the Federation, Ademola Olajire, affirmed that there is a certainty of this arrangement between the four football teams, but they cannot say for sure if money are in the center of this deal.

“We have put together an investigating committee to find out what happened. We are scandalized.” added the Nigerian official in the interview for CNN.

What is Soccer?

What is SoccerWhat is Soccer?

Soccer is a team sport, taking place between two teams, made of 11 players each. At  the beginning of the 21st century it was played by more than 250 million players in more than 200 countries, which makes him the most popular sport in the world.

It is played using a spherical ball, on a rectangular field, covered in grass and with a gate on the two sides of the field. The purpose of the game is to score goals in the gate of the competition. Beside the goalkeeper, all the other players can not use their hands to handle the ball. The winner is the team that scored the most goals at the end of the game.

The origins of soccer are somewhere 2000 years ago. In 2004, FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) – the forum which governs this sport at a global level recognized China as being the place of the beginnings of soccer. Around the year 200 BC, the Chinese where playing a similar sport, named Cuju. The rules had evolved, getting to the sport played nowadays.

In the spring of 2012, FIFA was informing that more than 240 million people regularly play soccer, in more than 200 countries around the world, its simple rules and extremely cheap equipment, undoubtedly played an important role in the growth of its popularity. In many world zones, soccer creates huge passions and plays a very important role in the life of its fans, local communities and even nations; its called often the most popular sport in the world.

History of football

 

History of footballFootball History

 

Football is the “sport of sports”, is the mirage sport that combines strength, intelligence, courage, boldness and elegance of movement.  Children  tries to imitate the idols from arena, which remains ecstatic and happy that they managed to discover the beauties of football.
Football is a game that is played between two teams of 11 players, each of them seeking to enter the ball into the opposing goal, kicking it with the foot or any part of the body except the arms. This game is one of the phenomena of our time and history will record this sport, loved by millions of children, youth and adults.  The first historical evidence attesting a ball game is in the English chronicles from 1175. In France, in the fourteenth century there is a similar practice, done by masses, namely the game “La soule” and in Italy “Il giuoco del calcio” (playing with the foot).

 

In 1602, in England in Carew’s book “Surwey of Cornwall” appear the first details of this game. During that period were practiced two kinds of ball games: ‘”Hurling at gooles “(throwing over the goals) and “Hurling over country”(throw away). In the eighteenth century, in the town of Rugby students began to practice the game “Hurling at does” or how we call it today rugby.  At Chartenhanse and Westminster schools, the players were forced by a rule to run the ball with the foot, which lead to the new name of the game: “Dribbling game”, the ancestor of today’s football.

 

On 26th of October 1863 in England the first football association was founded and also the first regulation of the game that included 13 items.  In 1904 “Football International Federation” – F.I.F.A.) was created. This brings a number of changes in the rules of the game. In 1930, F.I.F.A. initiated the World Cup. The first edition was held in Uruguay.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Soccer

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Soccer

1. The oldest soccer club was founded, obviously, in England. It was FC Sheffield, established in 1857 and still active at the amateur level in the 7th English soccer league. Furthermore, FC Sheffield has never surpassed their amateur level, evolving over time only within the inferior echelons of English soccer.

2. Having no other clubs to compete with the games took place between the players of the same team and the criteria for creating the teams were pretty simple: married vs. unmarried or employed vs. unemployed. But, in 1862, in Sheffield were already 15 soccer clubs.

3. The oldest  derby of the planet took place in the 7th English league between the old FC Sheffield and FC Hallam. This game is debated each and every year, for already 150 years.

4. The oldest stadium in the world is Sandygate Road, inaugurated in 1804, with the purpose to host cricket games. It was modified with the appearance of the local soccer team, FC Hallam, and from 1860 till present, FC Hallam had all its games only on this stadium.

5. The first soccer tournament took place in Sheffield, Great Britain. Youdan Cup was it’s name, under the name the sponsor of the competition.  Thomas Youdan was the director of a local theater, attrackted 12 teams (FC Hallam, FC Heeley, Wellington, Milton, Garrick, Mackenzie, Broomhall, Pitsmoor, Fir Vale, Mechanics, Norton and Norfolk). The final from 5th of March 1867 took place between FC Hallam and Norfolk, the first ones adjudging the cup, with the value of 2.000 pounds. FC Hallam is still keeping in the display the historical trophy, after it was stolen and recovered from in 1997 from an antiques collector, in exchange for 2.000 pounds.