|Manchester United 2 - 3 Blackburn|
Revealed, why Wayne Rooney is not on the list of starting eleven players, and even reserve players, while Manchester United playing versus Blackburn Rovers on Saturday (December 31, 2011). Manager Sir Alex Ferguson was furious with the Rooney attitude. After successfully defeating Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day, Monday (December 26, 2011) ago. Rooney, with Jonny Evans and Darron Gibson celebrated with dinner at a restaurant in Manchester. At that time, Rooney dinner accompanied by his wife, Coleen.
Ferguson then called Rooney to talk about the dinner he was doing. After an explanation from Rooney, Fergie finally punish Rooney, Evans and Gibson. Fergie asked Rooney, Evans and Gibson to doing extra training session on Wednesday (December 28, 2011). In fact, that day is a free day for Manchester United players. Red Devils squad, as well as other clubs, is known to have very strict rules regarding player behavior.
|Boyko Borisov - Bulgaria Best Player 2011|
Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov finally had to recognize the benefits of Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov, who became Bulgaria best player of 2011. This fact is quite interesting. For the first time, there was an amateur footballer who signed the nomination list of the best players in Bulgaria. In fact, Borisov also success to win it.
Prime Minister of Bulgaria, who was 52 years old was getting 44 percent of the vote of the voting conducted by the citizens of Bulgaria. The distance was far enough with Berbatov. Manchester United striker are second with 24 percent of the vote. Borisov said, this victory was more due to protest the citizens of Bulgaria, who want reform in football country. This is the voice of protest. This signals that the Bulgarian football need of reform and new policies.
Bulgaria is often fail to participate in several major tournaments like the World Cup or European Championship. In the Euro 2012 qualifiers, Bulgaria is at the bottom of the group, with only one victory versus Wales. Borisov do like football that became his hobby. Borisov played with an amateur team, Vitosha Bistritsa.
|Socrates - Brazil Legend|
Brazil has just lost one of the football legend. Brazil captain in 1982 World Cup, Socrates, died at the age of 57 years old. Men with the full name of Socrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, last exhale at Albert Einstein Hospital, Sao Paulo. He treated, suffering from an intestinal infection caused by the habit of consuming alcohol.
In the past four months, Socrates has been hospitalized three times due to bleeding in his intestines. Thursday (December 1, 2011) ago, Socrates fell while dining at a hotel in Sao Paulo and was hospitalized for the last time. Socrates who lived in the area of Ribeirao Preto, leaving a wife and six children.
During play football, Socrates who plays as attacking midfielder played for Botafogo-SP, Corinthians, Fiorentina, Flamengo, Santos, and Garforth Town. He reached the peak of his career at Corinthians in the period 1978-1984. Together with the Brazilian national team, Socrates collecting 60 caps, with 22 goals.
Socrates appeared in the 1982 World Cup and 1986 World Cup, but could not deliver Selecao to be champion. Socrates is widely known for his genius in the field and a pass is captivating. World Soccer magazine put his name as one of the 100 best footballer in history.
|Rivaldo - Sao Paulo FC|
Former Brazil National Team playmaker in 2002 World Cup, Rivaldo soon moved from Sao Paulo FC, after hearing the news that Manager Emerson Leao continue the contract in the club. Both events are interrelated because Rivaldo and Emerson Leao is a figure who frequently clashed with each other.
Rivaldo want to tell anyone, starting Saturday (December 3, 2011), was the last time he was undergoing training, Rivaldo is no longer as Sao Paulo FC player. Director has informed that Rivaldo would not continue his career in Sao Paulo FC again next year. However, Rivaldo refused to retire. At least until next year, he was still willing to take part in prestigious competitions.
|EURO 2012 : Poland - Ukraine|
Drawing Result EURO 2012 Group Stage have been implemented. The results are surprising for several countries are also for football lovers. Group B may be called group of death due to major countries gathered in this group. Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal and Germany have to compete for the top two positions. For Germany and Netherlands, the old rivalries re-recurrence. While Denmark and Portugal, repeat trips during Euro 2012 qualifier.
Meanwhile, defending champions Spain must meet Italy in Group C. The match is certainly full of prestige, given Italy should surrender by Spain in the quarterfinals of Euro 2008 on penalties. Group D also interesting. Great country that has never won the European Cup, England, have to compete with France and fight the first position. The group most considered less interesting coming from Group A. Only second-class countries like Czech Republic, Russia, and Greece are joining in this group.
Drawing Result EURO 2012 Group Stage :
Group A: Poland, Greece, Russia, Czech Republic
Group B: Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Germany
Group C: Spain, Ireland Republic, Italy, Croatia
Group D: Ukraine, Sweden, France, England
David beckham has not decided the future of his career in football. After the contract ended, with Major League Soccer (MLS) club, Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham was still thinking about some possibilities. Beckham is currently faced with several options. Currently, he received proposal from several European clubs. Starting from Ligue-1 club, Paris St. Germain, to the Premier League club, Queens Park Rangers.
However, Beckham did not rule out the possibility to keep playing in Major League Soccer with Los Angeles Galaxy. There are two choices between staying in Los Angeles Galaxy or move to another club to experience new challenges. Beckham is very pleased and proud of the time he spent in Los Angeles Galaxy and it could continue. Beckham thinks, in the future he should take a big decision. But, this time Beckham has not done.
There are surprises on the list of Bulgaria best player award winner 2011 with the name of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov. Borisov will compete with Dimitar Berbatov fight over the award. Borisov in the second ranked, below Manchester United striker in the survey. This means the 52 years old fat man is above Aston Villa playmaker, Stiliyan Petrov and Twente goal keeper, Nikolay Mihaylov.
Fans are allowed to choose in this survey until December 4th, after a team of sports journalists will determine the winner from 10 nominees. Borisov had been active in the sport by coaching the karate national team before starting his political career. He was selected as prime minister in 2009 but still continued to play with his team, Vitosha Bistritsa, amateur clubs in Bulgaria league. For Borisov, this is the first time a non-professional footballer nominated for this award. While Berbatov has won the award seven times with four of them won in a row.
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