Touzani vs Barcelona youth star Xavi Simons

first_imgVideos Touzani takes on Barcelona youth star Xavi Simons Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:30 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Xavi Simons Soufiane Touzani Touzani TV Videos Barcelona Primera División The YouTube star went to Barcelona to test the 14-year-old’s skills Xavi Simons’ excellent performances in Barcelona’s youth system have seen him touted as a future star at just 14 years old.The Dutch youngster’s excellent technique, footwork and goalscoring ability have drawn a huge amount of attention, prompting freestyle star Soufiane Touzani to find out what all the fuss is about.The YouTube star met up with Simons to find out more about him and test his skills on the Johan Cruyff Court in Barcelona. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Watch the second part of the interview below!Check out Touzani TV to see the freestyle star take on the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Lieke Martens and many more.last_img read more

‘Suarez-esque Firmino will never be sold’

first_imgLiverpool ‘Suarez-esque Firmino will never be sold’ – Liverpool forward hailed by Carragher Chris Burton 18:49 2/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Roberto Firmino Liverpool Getty Images Liverpool Luis Suárez Premier League The former Reds defender believes the Brazilian epitomises Jurgen Klopp’s philosophy, with his work rate similar to that of another Anfield icon Roberto Firmino brings Luis Suarez-esque qualities to Liverpool and will never be replaced by Jurgen Klopp, says Jamie Carragher.Eyebrows were raised when the Reds invested £29 million in a forward who has never been prolific back in the summer of 2015.The Brazil international was signed by Brendan Rodgers, but has flourished under the guidance of his successor. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Firmino is considered to fit the Klopp mould perfectly, with his willingness to work hard for the good of the collective cause making him as important to Liverpool as Suarez was and the likes of Harry Kane are to Premier League rivals.Former Reds defender Carragher told Sky Sports’ MNF Extra: “Firmino has been a revelation this season.”I actually think he is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League. He has always been Liverpool’s number one striker but what he has been adding is the goals.“He can actually match up to the other strikers now goals-wise and still bring all the other stuff that he brings.”Even without the goals, I don’t think Klopp would ever look to replace Firmino.”If Harry Kane gets 40 goals and Firmino gets 20, he would still be one of – if not the first – name on the team sheet because of what he does off the ball. Klopp appreciates all of the extra things that Firmino brings to this Liverpool team that nobody else can.”There is something about South American players. They just seem to be able to keep going. Klopp said recently that Firmino has one rest day after a game and then he’s back on it in training and that’s exactly how Luis Suarez was. He never wanted a rest even in training. That is just how some people’s bodies are – they seem to be able to deal with anything.”Roberto Firmino Luis Suarez qualities Jamie CarragherFirmino has netted 19 times across all competitions this season, leaving him just three efforts short of a personal best recorded at Hoffenheim back in 2012-13.He has also recorded eight assists, and it is that combination of qualities which Carragher believes will continue to benefit the Reds – particularly those who work alongside the 26-year-old, such as Mohamed Salah.”Without a doubt, Firmino is helping Salah too,” Carragher added.“He is very clever with his passing and his movement drags people out of position as well.”He comes towards the ball and that opens up the space for Salah to make that penetrating diagonal run in behind that space between the full-back and the centre-back. It is a great combination for Liverpool.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

‘Salah, Mane and Firmino are unbelievable’

first_imgLiverpool Salah, Mane and Firmino earn ‘unbelievable’ praise from Liverpool colleague Can Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 22:03 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liverpool celebrate Mane Firmino Can Salah Liverpool Premier League Mohamed Salah Sadio Mané The Reds’ fearsome attacking unit has been in dazzling form of late, with impressed team-mates at Anfield among those quick to sing their praises Plaudits continue to rain down on Liverpool’s front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, with Emre Can the latest to hail their “unbelievable” talents.The Reds have been full of goals this season, with their collective tally across all competitions passing 100 during a Premier League meeting with West Ham.A fearsome attacking unit has contributed 66 efforts towards that century, with Salah leading the way with 31 during a remarkable debut campaign at Anfield. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Firmino, meanwhile, has 22 goals to his name and Mane 13, with the in-form trio all on the scoresheet once again in a crushing 4-1 victory over the Hammers.Can told Liverpool’s official website after another star showing: “It’s amazing. The front three can score in every game at any minute. It’s unbelievable how good they are. They did it again.”We are always happy if they can score and we win.”Germany international Can actually opened the scoring against West Ham, with the 24-year-old nodding home from a well-rehearsed set-piece.”I’m happy that I could score because we trained it and I scored like that,” she added.”It’s always good when you train something and score like that. I’m happy, of course, when I can score and help the team.”It remains to be seen how much longer Can will be around to aid the Liverpool cause, as he heads towards the end of his contract and free agency, but for now he remains fully committed to the cause.“It’s a really important [time of the season],” said a man being heavily linked with a summer move to Juventus.“The next game is next week against Newcastle at home again – and we want to win that as well. We have to look from game to game and our aim is to win every game.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Donnarumma wants revenge against Juventus

first_imgMilan Milan hero Donnarumma ready to ‘take revenge’ on Juventus in Coppa Italia final Sacha Pisani 14:02 3/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Gianluigi Donnarumma Milan Getty Images Milan Lazio Lazio v Milan Coppa Italia Juve outlasted his side after extra time in the 2016 Coppa Italia final and it lives long in the goalkeeper’s memory Gianluigi Donnarumma said he is out for revenge against Juventus after helping AC Milan reach the Coppa Italia final.Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma saved two penalties as the Rossoneri overcame Lazio 5-4 in a dramatic shoot-out after the two-legged semi-final ended goalless on Wednesday.The reward for Milan is a showdown with Serie A champions Juve – a repeat of the 2016 decider at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Juve outlasted their Italian rivals after extra time thanks to Alvaro Morata’s 110th-minute winner and the match has stuck in Donnarumma’s memory.”We have more experience now than we did two years ago,” Donnarumma told Milan TV .”I still can’t get over that final and we’ll try to take revenge.”The result – sealed by Alessio Romagnoli’s penalty – extended Milan’s undefeated streak across all competitions to 13 matches under head coach Gennaro Gattuso ahead of Sunday’s derby against city rivals Inter.”The credit goes to the whole team for a great performance, as we worked really hard to reach the final and deserved this,” Donnarumma said.”We are a wonderful group. We’re so united, the opposition find it really difficult to break us down. The coach made us become a real team, we are always together. As the coach says, fatigue doesn’t exist, it’s all in the mind.”Milan will have to quickly turn their attention back to Serie A play, with a crucial match against Inter on Sunday. Despite Gattuso’s side sitting seventh in the league, city rivals Inter are just seven points clear in fourth place heading into Sunday’s Milan derby.last_img read more

Kimmich slams Germany’s mentality in Mexico loss

first_imgGermany ‘Quality is not enough’ – Kimmich slams Germany’s mentality in Mexico loss Guy Atkinson 17:58 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Joshua Kimmich - cropped Getty Images Germany World Cup Germany v Sweden Sweden Germany v Mexico Mexico The right-back has lamented the number of mistakes that his side made as they suffered a poor start to the defence of their World Cup title Joshua Kimmich has questioned Germany’s mentality after their shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday.The reigning champions were second best to El Tri throughout and were duly punished by Hirving Lozano’s superb goal midway through the first half.Germany had won just one of their six pre-World Cup friendlies after qualifying with a 100 per cent record and Kimmich believes a lack of intensity in those games contributed to their lacklustre performance against the Central Americans. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move He said: “The mentality when facing a match of this level also counts, quality is not enough. We lacked that too, so many mistakes were made.”Removing Saudi Arabia we have not won the last six games. You cannot compare the friendlies, in which the opponent does not press you as much as a qualifying round or a World Cup.”The coach [Joachim Low] is right when he said that we lost a lot of balls. Mexico did well on the counter-attack, especially – they caught us several times.”Kimmich, however, was indirectly criticised by team-mate Mats Hummels in the game’s aftermath, with the veteran defender complaining that only he and Jerome Boateng were defending.Germany will be hoping to get their campaign back on track when they face Sweden at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on Saturday.last_img read more

NRL-TFA Partnership CEO Letter/Communities Together flyer

first_imgRelated Filescommunities_together_nrl-tfa_strategic_alliance-pdftfa_nrl_partnership_ceo_letter_130913-pdfRelated LinksNRL-TFA Partnership As you are aware, Touch Football Australia (TFA) and the National Rugby League (NRL) have formed a strategic alliance with the intention to create the largest sporting community in Australia. See below the NRL-TFA Partnership CEO Letter and Communities Together flyer. The purpose of these documents is to help forge closer links between both Rugby League and Touch Football communities and specifically, assist in facilitating introductions to stakeholders of respective sports at the local affiliate/club level.This approach is ultimately designed to boost recruitment and participation at the local level and ensure greater clarity around the purpose, direction and opportunities the partnership affords both sports.To view the documents, please click on the following attachments. last_img read more