The uncertain career of some football legend sons

Jordi Cruyff, Luca Zidane and Christian Maldini couldn’t become football super stars like their legendary fathers.

Johan Cruyff is a legend of Dutch and Barcelona football as a player and coach. Jordi Cruyff had a chance to prove himself at Barca and Manchester United but both failed. Johan’s son ended his 2010 career with Valetta in the Malta Championship.

Luca Zidane cannot step into the Real Madrid squad. He has yet to find a new stop after his contract with Los Blancos expires. Enzo Zidane, another son of the legendary Zinedine Zidane, also had a bad career. He was eliminated by Real and was diving in the Spanish second division with Almeria.

Paolo Maldini is a famous midfielder of world football. However, the oldest son of the legend, born in 1968, was not as successful as his father. Christian Maldini joined the AC Milan training facility but was dismissed for not meeting the professional requirements. Currently, England plays in Serie D (Italy Fourth Division) in the Pro Sesto shirt.

Jurgen Klinsmann is a famous striker of German football. He helped Die Mannschaft win the 1990 World Cup and EURO 1996. Jurgen’s son, Jonathan Klinsmann, also followed his father’s football career but played as a goalkeeper. He is still playing in his hometown low level tournaments.

Jordan Larsson succeeds his father Henrik Larsson while playing as a striker. He used to have the opportunity to show himself in the Dutch league, but the results were not as expected. He is redoing his career in Russia with Spartak Moscow.

The son of legendary Andy Cole has a bad career. Devante Cole is 25 years old, but only around the second and first class in England. He is sitting at Doncaster Rovers in the Second Division.

Romario is a legend of Brazilian football with a trophy collection at both team and club levels. His son also became a soccer player but was not yet successful. Romarinho started playing professionally in 2013 but changed 8 clubs. Each season, his appearances can only be counted on fingers.

2020 Ballon d’Or: Another Golden Ball for Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

2020 The Ballon d’Or is canceled due to objective reasons which means Cristiano Ronaldo has not been able to catch up to Lionel Messi.

On July 27, 2020, shortly after FIFA canceled The Best, France Football also announced it would not host the 2020 Golden Ball award (2020 Ballon d’Or).

Pascal Ferre, Editor-in-Chief of France Football, emphasized that the decision stemmed from the lack of fair conditions for awarding. This also means that Cristiano Ronaldo can not catch up with Lionel Messi, in the race to win the Golden Ball.

Last year, Messi overcame rivals to win the 6th Golden Ball in his career. There was much controversy in Messi’s victory, when Barca lost miserably in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo did not bear to watch Messi win. CR7 cited the reason to play against Juventus to refuse to attend the gala in honor of the opponent. Because of this, he was criticized by his friend Luka Modric for disrespecting his colleagues.

Ronaldo, the owner of five golden ball titles, also cultivates Messi’s record-setting ambition. The Portuguese star does not accept second place. 2020 is an unusual year for football, due to the crisis caused by the corona virus. This is one of the factors that France Football mentioned when announcing not organizing the 2020 Golden Ball.

The Covid-19 pandemic caused European football, the center of world football and the most popular candidates, to take three months off. When the tournaments return, the format will change a lot. Not only that, some major tournaments cancel the rest of the season, including France.

This year, EURO 2020 cannot take place, but postpones until Summer 2021. This also greatly affects the election. Besides, the Champions League and the Europa League are badly affected. The tournaments will resume after more than 2 weeks, but there are many changes to adapt to the general situation.

In such a context, no individual really stands out. Whether Messi, who sets an assist record in La Liga, or Ronaldo, is with Juventus approaching the Serie A.

Even Liverpool, the team that won the Premier League after 30 years of waiting, has no outstanding face. Moreover, this club was soon eliminated from the Champions League. The Golden Ball pauses, to return next year more exciting and exciting.

Messi penalty kick successfully helped Barca build first place

The Argentine superstar contributed 1 goal in Barca’s 2-0 victory over the visitors to Leganes in the 29th La Liga round that took place early on June 17.
Meeting the club at the bottom of Barca‘s rankings is not easy. Leganes played defense in the majority but it was the team that had a good chance to eat after the moments of Barca defending. Miguel Guerrero had two chances of finishing close-range, respectively in 11 and 13 minutes but the ball was blocked by Lenglet and column respectively.

After 2 defeats, Barca tried to increase the pressure in the hope of an early goal. Messi and his teammates continuously make short passes to stretch the opponent’s defense, waiting for space to break through. Griezmann, the highest player in the attack, has an unsatisfactory performance when he moves sporadically and lacks connection with his teammates.

The deadlock was cleared in the 42nd minute. Ansu Fati received a pass from Junior Firpo and then shot a dangerous shot from the edge of the 16.5 m line, helping Barca enter the break with the advantage of leading the table.
The initiative still belonged to Barca in the second half. In 64 minutes, Semedo broke through on the right after Messi’s cross. The Portuguese defender made a cross for Griezmann to get into the buffer at close range. However, the goal was not recognized because VAR determined Semedo was offside.

Fans of the home team do not need to regret long because only 5 minutes later, Barca has doubled the gap table. Lionel Messi broke through and earned a penalty. It is also the Argentine captain who successfully implemented to help the homeowner get a safe distance.

Barca maintained a firm position until the final whistle sounded. Messi and his team won 2-0 and continued to maintain the number one position in the rankings after 29 rounds.

Compare basketball and football to discover their differences

Many people say that football is a popular sport, but others say basketball is the best sport. To know the difference between these two sports, let’s compare basketball and football in this article.

The shape of the ball

Although both basketball and soccer use a ball made from leather or synthetic leather, their differences vary:

– Basketball is round and has good bounce.

– Football is also in a round shape but does not bounce as well as basketball. Football is designed to fly better in the air and is easier to catch. In addition, basketball is heavier than football.

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Basketball courts are shorter and much narrower than football fields. According to FIBA ​​standards, the basketball court is approximately 28.6m x 15m (length x width). But according to NBA and NCAA, the standard size of a basketball court is 28.65m x 15.24m. Meanwhile, the size of a professional football field is 105m x 68m (length x width).

Indoor basketball courts are usually made of wood, while soccer fields use natural or synthetic grass.

Number of players

Both basketball and soccer are considered team sports because there are many people playing at the same time. Basketball teams are allowed to play with five players on the field at the same time, while soccer teams play up to 11 people at a time (almost double). Basketball teams usually have 12 to 15 players on the team, while soccer players can range from 50 professional players to 85 people.

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Football and basketball have different playing styles because based on different rules. Football with confrontations and physical bumps on each occasion while basketball is a non-contact sport and, according to the rules of physical contact in basketball, is considered a violation that can lead to an error. Basketball matches have a higher score than football, although basketball teams are only awarded 2 to 3 points for an execution goal and 1 point for a free throw. Football level 6 points for one-touch, 3 points for a goal on the field, and 2 points for safety, but scoring goals is much less frequent than in basketball.

Duration of a match

The duration of a football match is significantly longer than that of a basketball match. Professional football matches will take approximately 90 minutes, while basketball games will last approximately 40 minutes at the professional level. It is important to note that both football and basketball have extra time, fouls, and breaks, which means that both of them last much longer than the main time specified in a match.

How Has Football Changed in The Last Decade? (part 2)

$ 250 million each to buy superstars

Yes, with that money, Real Madrid spent to buy the top players Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Kaka and Xabi Alonso 10 years ago. Now, that money is used to buy lesser-known players like Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy, Rodrygo and Reinier.

It is easy to guess that when the revenue increases, the transfer cost increases. According to Transfermarkt, there were only 3 transfers of more than $ 40 million in the summer of 2009. At that time, Real Madrid bought Ronaldo from United for $ 103.4 million and Kaka from AC Milan for $ 73.7 million. They also paid a total of $ 76.5 million for Lyon’s Karim Benzema and Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso.

However, in 2019, those amounts were only ranked 4, 12, 32 and 36. More specifically, the amount of Real Madrid spent on Alonso is equivalent to the amount that Valencia spent on 30-year-old reserve goalkeeper of Barcelona, ​​Jasper Cillessen, in June 2019.

PSG rise strongly

If you follow Ligue 1 for the past 8 years or longer, the league is always dominated by a team every year. It is unbelievable because 10 years ago, Paris Saint-Germain was more a concept than a candidate. Being in Paris alone has brought potential to PSG, like Chelsea before Roman Abramovich or Man City in England, but Parisians won Ligue 1 only twice (1986, 1994). And they were only twice higher than the 6th position in the 2000s. It was not until Qatar Sports Investments bought the club in 2011 that PSG became the dominant Ligue 1. They jumped from 13th to 4th on. in 2011, then second in 2012.

Similarly, Man City waited a long time before making a breakthrough 10 years ago. The Eastlands team was acquired by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008 and they only waited four more years for their first Premier League title. And then 3 more titles.

Similar but very different. Juventus returned from Serie B after being punished from the 2006 match-fixing scandal. They ranked 7th in Serie A in 2010 and 2011 before marking a period of dominance from 2012.

How Has Football Changed in The Last Decade? (part 1)

How has European football changed in the past decade? The answer is a lot.

Jose Mourinho is at the peak of his power

So does Inter Milan. At 47, Mourinho won the Champions League with Porto and two Premier League titles with Chelsea. He led Inter to the 2009 Champions League group stage, followed by the unimaginable in the knockout round. In the eighth round, they defeated his former team, Chelsea, will win the Premier League later. And after easily passing CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals, he sent a serious warning to the mighty Barca dynasty.

And Inter beat the defending European champions at San Siro, then stood firm after a trip to Barcelona with a 1-1 loss. This resulted in them reaching the Champions League final, where they won 2-0 against Bayern Munich to complete the treble of Italy: Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia.

A week after winning the trophy, Mourinho went to Real Madrid, where he and Pep Guardiola created one of the most intriguing confrontations that Barca-Real had ever witnessed. Even from 2010 and 2012, this is the biggest confrontation in the world and it started with Inter 3, Barca 1.
In contrast, Inter declined gradually after Mourinho left. They hold 2nd place in Serie A in 2011 but have not been higher than 4th place or reached the quarter-finals of the European Cup since. They are currently in third place this season when Serie A has been postponed by the corona virus.

Turnover of 91 million euros is considered good

According to the UEFA Annual Club Licensing Benchmarking Report, the Bundesliga teams had an average revenue of € 91 million per team in 2010, ranking second among the European leagues. However, in 2018, the most recent reporting time, the Bundesliga was only ranked fourth.

We still call Europe’s top five leagues Big Big. But in a way, it’s hard to say in a world where the average Premier League team earns (€ 272 million) the same amount as the La Liga and Serie A teams combined.

And while the UK continues to grow at a dizzying pace compared to any other tournament, the Big Five makes itself different from the rest of Europe. Although revenue has increased almost globally, the Big Five still grows an average of 83% and the rest of Europe is below 30%.

Barcelona’s Top 4 Most Goalscorers

Below is a list of the players with the most goals in Barcelona’s history in international competitions as of March 2020.

Lionel Messi (122 goals)

Lionel Messi is the most prolific scorer in Barcelona’s history in all competitions and it is not surprising that he tops the list. In addition to domestic goals, Messi has 122 goals in international tournaments. Of these 122 goals, 114 were made by M10 in the Champions League, 3 in the European Super Cup and 5 in the Club World Cup. He and Barca have 10 international titles, namely 4 Champions League, 3 European Super Cups and 3 Club World Cups.

Rivaldo (31 goals)

Rivaldo was born in 1972, had 5 years with Barcelona at the most beautiful stage of his career. Together they won 4 titles despite no international titles. It was a pity for Rivaldo for his contributions. After Messi, the former Brazilian international has scored the most goals for Barca in the international arena: 31 goals. In particular, Rivaldo has 25 goals in the Champions League, 5 in the Europa League, 1 in the European Super Cup. During his time at Barca, the striker won the Golden Ball in 1999.

Luis Suarez (29 goals)

Luis Suarez joined Barca in 2014 and always achieved a very high level of goals. 270 appearances for the Blaugrana, striker born in 1987 scored 191 goals. Suarez’s 29 goals there come on the non-Spanish front. Suarez has 23 goals in the Champions League, 1 in the European Super Cup and 5 in Club World Cup. He and Barca have 3 international titles, 1 Champions League, 1 European Super Cup and 1 Club World Cup.

Luis Enrique (27 goals)

Luis Enrique had 5 years playing for Real Madrid but only when he moved to Barcelona and spent 8 years (1996 to 2004) did he really find his home. The former midfielder has always been the leader of Barca and together they have seven titles including two internationals, the cup C2 and the European Super Cup in 1997. Enrique has a total of 27 goals in non-Spanish tournaments: 20 in the Champions League, 6 in the Europa League, 1 in the European Super Cup.

The prospect of Liverpool not winning the Premier League

This information means that Liverpool cannot win the Premier League. British media reported that the Premier League organizers wanted to get the opinions of 20 participating clubs.

They wanted before officially making a decision on the 2019/20 season next week. This means that Liverpool will not be able to lift the first Premier League championship in history.

Liverpool fans have grounds to worry. Last weekend, British media reported that many clubs filed a request to cancel the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Decisions made by the Premier League are independent, based on opinions from shareholders. The Football Association of England (FA) has no right to direct or interfere in the organization of the tournament.

According to Premier League rules, the championship is given to a team only when 38 rounds of the season are completed.

Manchester United and Sheffield United will not want to cancel the result because the current rankings are in their favor. If the 2019/20 Premier League season is canceled, European Cup places can be calculated according to the previous season and no relegation team.

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To ensure fairness, the Premier League can increase the team participating in a season to help the Championship teams. The two teams are ranked 3rd and 5th, respectively, in the standings – will not want the results of the 2019/20 season to be canceled.

The Premier League is still waiting for a verdict from UEFA about when to hold EURO 2020 before the next plan is given. The leader of European football is considering two options, organize EURO at the end of 2020 or move to the summer of 2021.

The Premier League is facing many difficulties and unprecedented problems in history. In Italy, the clubs in Serie A recently rejected suggestions in Serie A considering plans to cancel the results of the season.

Ramos rejected Pique’s criticism

Sergio Ramos responded in response to defender Gerard Pique’s speech. He said that Real Madrid did not deserve to win the super-classic match which took place in the morning of 2/3.

“I respect all opinions, but I want to win every super classic, despite playing as badly as Pique describes it. Each team has a different approach to the game. In the first half, Real gave way to the game.

In the second half, we decided to speed up and win. We are not amateur players, the whole team tried to take advantage of scoring opportunities, “Goal said. Real Madrid chief.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Ramos

Although happy with the victory over rivals Barcelona, ​​Sergio Ramos said that Real Madrid needs to focus on the hard times ahead.

“We have won 3 points, but the season is still long. Me and my teammates will have to keep their feet on the ground. I feel great that I have won and rose to No. 1 on the charts. “The whole team worked hard all the time, Real Madrid deserved to win,” Ramos added.

Real overcame Barca with 2 goals from Vinicious and Mariano Diaz. Both players reached their own milestones after a goal against Barca. Vinicius striker replaced Lionel Messi to become the youngest player to score in the super classic match in the 21st century.

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Opta statistics page said the Brazilian striker hit the net Barca at the age of 19 and 233 days. In 2007, Messi scored against Real when the Argentinian striker was 19 years old and 259 days.

As for Mariano, he became the first Dominican player to score in a super classic. No. 24 of Real ended the great rival with a goal scored 2-0.

With the victory in the super classic match, Zinedine Zidane’s army regained the top of the La Liga table, they had 56 points after 26 matches. It is 1 point more than Barcelona.

Erling Haaland from childhood tragedy to global phenomena

What makes a goalscoring machine at age 19? With Erling Haaland, it could be the childhood gray color, passion for football and serious labor attitude.
“Nobody thinks Erling Haaland can go this far,” said Gunnar Halle, a close friend of the Haaland family and a professional coach.

The Norwegian striker is now a global football phenomenon. Even in the digital age, there is rarely a young striker who broke many records like Erling Haaland.

Erling Braut Haaland was born in Leeds in the summer of 2000. His father, Mr. Alf-Inge Haaland was then a player playing football in England. Alf-Inge was the mainstay of Leeds United, the sweltering club of foggy football in the late 20th century.

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One month before Erling’s birth, his father decided to move to Manchester City for £ 2.5 million. This is considered a peaceful landing for the Norwegian midfielder in the final phase in England. That’s when he continued to play in the Premier League for a middle-class club.

However, hope quickly became a nightmare for the Haaland family. In April 2001, in the Manchester derby, midfielder Roy Keane had a tackle described as “the most dangerous of all time” with Alf-Inge Haaland.

In that summer, Mr. Alf-Inge went to the operating table in the hope of continuing to play professional football. However, after 2 years of recovery efforts, everything ended.

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The Haaland family returned to their home town of Bryne, a small town in Norway with over 12,000 inhabitants. Meanwhile, Mr. Alf-Inge started the real estate business for a living. Younger son Erling was encouraged to pursue a career in football.

Years later, the coaches at Bryne understand they are training a boy with enough potential to become a top star of world football. “It was Erling when he was 11 or 12 years old, he has been scoring goals ever since he was little. We knew this club would be the start of a star,” Berntsen said.