The resignation of Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla (35 years old) is the compass of The Villarreal. Despite the continuous physical problems he suffered a few years ago, which were close to promoting his retirement from the elite of the king sport, the truth is that the old acquaintance of Recreativo de Huelva, Málaga or Arsenal is enjoying a second youth in the Yellow Submarine. Without a doubt, it has become a real reference for yours in the squad led by Javi Calleja.

However, in an interview with #Vamos colleagues, he expressed frustration at the postponement of Euro until 2021. “This is frustrating because I had the illusion of going to Euro. I’m aware that I’m 35 years old and it’s getting a little more complicated. I hope to keep doing a good season and see what the body asks of me,” he said. He has also left the door open for a possible return to Arsenal.

“I don’t know what my inheritance is. You have to ask the fans, but I want to thank you all. I don’t know what I’m going to do next, maybe a coach, maybe a sports director, but I’d like to come back,” Cazorla concluded at the aforementioned source.

Euro 2016 – Wales still dream: Match notes

In the meaum 12th game, Radja Nainggolan settled the ball in his right boot and dropped a superb shoe wayne Hennessey could do. The so-called AS Player Roma was pinning to a match start in which Belgium had re-shown its vertical and offensive

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and in which, almost incomprehensibly, he had squandered a triple occasion in which neither Carrasco nor Meunier nor Hazard were able to send the ball to the bottom of the net.

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Achieving the goal of the score, and when the match demanded a second blow to leave the opponent against the canvas, the red devils opted for contemplation. They gave the ball to Wales and positioned themselves in their field with the idea of simply defending the loot they had won. Chris Coleman’s thanks for the gesture and, far from being victims of anxiety, devoted themselves to moving the ball from side to side in search of a hole through which to pierce the opposing defense.

His tracking bore fruit quickly. The pair protecting Belgium’s left side, made up of the now unpublished Jason Denayer and Jordan Lukaku, crumbled with each ball in depth and allowed any player who ventured through that area to reach the area with great ease. From one of the many moves that the British braided about that plot came the corner where the tie was forged, added by Ashley Williams’s superb headbutt.

The Belgians wanted to react behind the tables, but Wales, who had already taken the key, refused to take a step back. Gareth Bale was able to score 2-1 by bringing the colors back out of the overflowing Denayer, but Thibaut Courtois was agile and confident to deflect his cross-shot. Likewise, Williams was able to get a return from the defensive passivity to the edge of rest, but this time his headbutt went high.

Belgium bleeds from the right

Marc Wilmots, a technician who is often accused of being passive, reacted after the break by removing the almost defunct Carrasco from the field to give entry to Marouane Fellaini. Their goal was to improve the consistency of the spinalr and prevent both Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen from moving the ball as they pleased. In that sense, it did notice improvement belgium, but because it did not contain the left-handed gap, the problems were not solved.

In fact, the second goal was born from the inability of the sorry Lukaku-Denayer couple to solve their defensive work. Ramsey dropped a ball with subtlety near the corner, pulled the area out, and there Robson Kanu, without too much effort, turned on himself to sit the opponent’s back and beat Courtois with a good shot.

Although he had more than half an hour to turn the clash around, the Belgian draw managed almost or unsettled the rival goal. Both Hazard and De Bruyne moved too far from the area and Lukaku had no news until Wilmots sent him to the bench. As expected on such a stage, Wales hunted one against and killed the match. It was done by the newly entered Sam Vokes, who finished to the door a center sent from, of course, right by Gunter.

With this resounding and deserved 3-1, the draw of the islands gets into the semi-finals of the Euro. Portugal awaits there. Logic invites you to think of a Bale-Cristiano Ronaldo duel, but after we saw it today, it is clear that Coleman’s are much more than a simple individuality. They are a team with capital letters, a selection as intense as they are intelligent that knows how to take advantage of the weak points of their opponent. Wales’s dream is still alive.

The drafting notes for Players in Wales:

The drafting notes for players in Belgium:

The Man of the Party – Ashley Williams:

It was The one in Wales that was the victory of an entire team. Gareth Bale was expected to pull the tank once again, but it was other players who, with Cardiff’s performing at a slightly lower level than on other occasions, took the reins. While Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen and Hal Robson Kanu might stand out, perhaps it was Ashley Williams who signed a fuller clash.

Swansea City’s headquarters served as captain and, in addition to leading his defense and aplombing all the opponent’s dangerous actions, demonstrated a superb air power that helped him score the much that entailed the tie of his own and the beginning of a beautiful comeback.

Euro 2016: Julian Draxler, facing the big jump

The clash between the German and Slovakia nationals last Sunday served to enjoy the best version of the German draw. After a hesitant Euro cup start in which it became clear that the fake 9 formula did not pay off, Joachim Luw chose to place Mario Gómez as a spearhead, a decision from which the talented players who move just behind the powerful battering ram benefited.

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With the rival zagueros anchored on the edge of the area by the presence of the Giganton of the Besiktas emerged the figure of Julian Draxler. The midfielder, a sometimes shy footballer, responded to the confidence that the coach has been giving him (he chose him for eleven to the detriment of Mario Gotze) and became the leader of a squad that, at times,

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offered football as brilliant as it was effective.

Before closing his performance with a beautiful 3-0 finisher, Draxler had already left his stamp with a multitude of dribble, fecorses, agons and a play of those that are only within reach of players with natural talent. Gladbeck’s led the ball with precision and elegance, got rid of his scoreboard with a subtle bike, rolled back the baseline and put the ball in such a way that Mario Gomez barely had to touch it to finish inside the goal.

But above technical details, what this match found is that we are facing a footballer who perhaps only lacks a little more confidence and support to stand in the engine of any squad. In the Schalke 04 he came to give that feeling during the 2012-2013 course (he added 39 games and 13 goals), but the truth is that over the years his progression never became as noticeable as expected. Last summer, Wolfsburg recruited him to fill the considerable gap left by Kevin de Bruyne, but despite signing some interesting clashes, on several occasions he again showed that strange lack of motivation that assaults him in second-order matches (31 games, 8 goals).

Tonight, against Italy, a rival that offers no concessions, Draxler will come across an almost unique opportunity to revive his professional career, to make that necessary leap to consolidate himself as one of the new benchmarks of German football. Will you seize the opportunity?

Euro 2016: We already have the alignments of Germany-Italy!

There can only be one left. Germany and Italy are measured in a few minutes in what is arguably the most interesting match in the euro 2016 quarter-finals. The Germans land in this round after beating the Republic of Ireland (3-0) with solvency and brilliance, while the Italians do the same after beating and convincing against the Spanish national team (2-0).

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On the mat of the Stade de Bordeaux you can see two sets with completely opposite styles, but with an almost identical competitive spirit. Who will be able to reach the semi-finals? We already have eleven confirmed.

This is how the German National Team jumps to the pitch:

Thus the Italian National Team appears on the lawn:

Euro 2016 – Germany triumphs in the realm of fear: Party notes

So much respect, Joachim Luw to Italy, that he did not hesitate to trace his approach. The German coach sat Julian Draxler, his best man in the eighth-round clash, to make an entrance to a zaguero, Benedikt Huwedes. On the field, this unexpected dance of pieces was translated into a 3-5-2, exactly the same scheme that has been practicing azzurra since the start of the tournament.

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With this variant, the Teuton preparer achieved what he surely intended: to generate a manifest superiority of troops in the area of three-quarters transalpine. In fact, during the first 45 minutes, the man in charge of connecting the munose with attack, the Italian Eder, was so surrounded by rivals that he could barely come into contact with the ball. If we add to this the absence of Daniele de Rossi, it can be understood why Italy could only spin one play in this time, an action that, yes, could well end in goal if Sturaro’s shot had not played in a defence (minute 42).

Nor is it that Germany made a greater return to the system change. He mastered possession clearly, but hardly generated danger. Without the imaginative Draxler on the field, everything was at the expense of some of the fogonazo of Ozil, but that of Arsenal was once again the vivid image of intermittency. Only in the end, when the break was sensed, the German painting generated some unease to Buffon, but neither Mario Gómez nor Muller finished to the goal with the necessary clarity (minutes 40 and 41).

Goals change the game
After the time was through the locker room, he came to feel that the match could change. It was just a mirage. The fear of error, of receiving a goal that changed everything, was stronger than the desire to win and that translated into a slow, heavy pace that was about to send more than one impartial spectator to bed early.

Fortunately for the show, Germany took advantage of its spherical dominance 20 minutes after the resumption. It was a strange move in which only Jonas Hector played his proper role, reaching almost baseline to put a center that sent midfielder Mesut Ozil to the bottom of the net. Previously, and outside the area, it had been the pure 9, Mario Gómez, who had maneuvered with skill to send the ball to the layman and give rise to the 1-0.

As expected, the shock changed with the cons of the cons. Italy had no choice but to step forward and that allowed the ball to suddenly circulate more smoothly and, above all, closer to the areas. In any case, if the tie came it was because Boateng made a lump error. To make it clear that he was not pushing his pair into the area, the zaguero jumped with his arms completely up and the ball, which passed through the area, hit them. A penalty as clear as a fool that he transformed Bonucci into 1-1 and which led the match to overtime.

If little had passed in 90 minutes of play, even less in the 30 prolongation that, in reality, only served to delay the ever-agonizing penalty shootout. In the duel between two of the best goalkeepers in the world, the figure of Manuel Neuer emerged, who stopped two of the nine penalties that he ended up throwing Italy. Hector did not miss the 18th shot and Germany, which was a little less afraid of losing, slipped into the semi-finals.

The drafting notes for players in Germany:

The drafting notes for players in Italy:

The man of the party – Manuel Neuer:
In a match in which football shone by his absence ended up being decisive the expertise of Manuel Neuer to stop two of the nine penalties kicked by Italy. The German goalkeeper, who had barely had work throughout the crash, was very focused and managed to deflect Bonucci and Darmian’s shots in the shootout.

Euro 2016 – A second ridicule from Spain to finish a magical cycle: The notes of the match

The meetings between Spain and Italy are always a war. Known as one of the great black beasts of ours, the last envites had been resolved with favorable results for the Reds. Thus, the penalty shootout in the 2008 quarters was a real turning point in the history of the Spanish national team. This situation was repeated in the semi-finals of the 2013 Confederations Cup (also by penalties) and the final of the last Euro 2016, where those of Vicente del Bosque gave each other a real feast at the expense of the azzurra (4-0) that ended with Iker Casillas requesting the referees to finish the match to shorten the Italian agony.

Today the party presented itself as a real re-dal after what happened against the already eliminated Croatia days ago. To add an epic touch to the battle, the rainy Paris seemed to mourn the bad play that Didier Deschamps’s are deploying since the start of the championship and welcomed the two sets with a copious storm. The abundance of water caused mistakes to occur, so Italy was betting on taking the ball long to start its moves. The Italians surprised at the start with high pressure reminiscent of what happened against Sweden days ago. Spain was surprised and encountered endless problems resisting the transalpine onslaughts that left clear occasions such as Pellé’s header in the 8th minute that repelled David de Gea. However, at fifteen minutes there were two key factors. On the one hand, Vicente del Bosque provided more balance to the team by betting on a 4-2-3-1 that nurtured the center of the field. On the other hand, the light appeared in Paris. The worst moment had passed and Spain football shirt was beginning to own the ball. Minutes were advancing and it was confirmed that the match had returned to what everyone expected when Cuneyt Cakir beeped the start. But friends! The rival was Italy.

When it was the Spaniards who started to get the match a foul on the front ended up translating in the first goal of the match. It was Eder who threw from the front to the goalkeeper’s stick. David de Gea was unable to tackle the ball and left it at the feet of a Giorgio Chiellini who put his own ahead in ’33. After a nefarious performance against Croatia that cut off the wings to the possibility of being part of the nicest part of the draw, Manchester United’s goalkeeper erred again at a key moment. He played, in this way, rowing against what had been the best defender of the Euro. Very well located, team to its full extent, the Italian national team was purely superior to those of Vicente del Bosque and were extremely comfortable with the defeats that had been adopted by the match. The first part’s summary came in the 44th minute with Daniele de Rossi making a pipe for Andres Iniesta: the birds shooting at the shotguns.

The second part continued on the path that had been developed in the first half. The Spanish national team was unable to overcome the well-placed Italian defence and when it did it clashed with an immeasurable Gianluigi Buffon. With Busquets absolutely lost, the missing sides and a Cesc Fábregas that seems still in London, despite the attempts of the to-date European champion Italy was distinctly superior. There is no doubt that there is a period of reflection for Spain. The role played by ours both in the world past in Brazil and in the present Eurocup requires changes in the national team and that some of the regulars do not go anymore and leave the gap to players who (even if they had to play a secondary role) do not would raise their voices for the good of the team. Eder’s 2-0 in the final stretch doesn’t do anything unless we delve into the deep disappointment that a selection that started as a favorite and comes back with the ridiculous word tattooed on the forehead.

The Man of the Party – Giorgio Chiellini

In addition to an outstanding match at defensive level, juventus in Turin paved the way for his own by taking advantage of an ill-cleared David de Gea who alternated top-notch performances with some to forget, like the aforementioned one.

Although the azzurra shines through its block and the tremendous personality that has been equipped with its technician Antonio Conte, the center is a reference in that impregnable defensive amalgama. On the Italian horizon is now a Germany that will face next Saturday, July 2 in Bordeaux.

Euro 2016 – Iceland consumes surprise and disfigures England: Match notes

Iceland was undoubtedly the great surprise of the Euros and so it presented itself to England, with the same victim skin as before its three previous rivals of the group stage. But when the match began with a penalty on Raheem Sterling (minute 4) that wayne Rooney later transformed, many certainly thought the Nordics’ dream had gotten there. The pross paddled in favour from the start after a gleaming exit.

Nothing further from reality. Not two minutes had elapsed when, on a corner, Arnason extended his head so that the other center, Sigurdsson, would remac with pleasure on the second stick. A new game, as if nothing had happened. But it happened, and it was that that goal did a lot of damage to England, damage whose range was yet to be seen. He both reinforced the Icelandic approach, a team that somewhat remembers Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. Or better yet, to Leicester City by Claudio Ranieri, which has more crime because this means that after the last season in England they still seem to have not known that any team, however small it may seem, can beat you if it does things better than you.

Based on excellent defensive behavior, maintaining at all times the order and constant work of all its pieces, Iceland normally has less quality than its rivals, something that disguises by minimizing everything its mistakes can. Errors that in the first half condemned those of Roy Hodgson, who conceded a goal (Sigthorsson, min. 18), the result of several errors of his defence and goalkeeper. England would have more stars, more individual quality, but this is a team sport and the only one we saw in Nice was Iceland. This squad had the clearest ideas, they always knew what they were playing.

Attitude, physical work and winning have not been beaten yet, and today they showed that they have not come this far by chance. Opposite, an England with no criteria, no ideas, no ability to create a game, based all on a Wayne Rooney that had to be multiplied to create play, defend and generate danger with his arrivals in the area. And of course, if your opponent has the clear things and always beats you all the split balls, all the fights and even the air balls… it’s hard to hurt them.

Iceland is growing in the face of English disability

If the British did not do enough in the first half with this football lesson, they had more in the second act. The changes didn’t work for Hodgson (Vardy, Wilshere and Rashford) and not only that, but gave his selection a terrible image, because they barely disturbed Halldorsson’s goal as expected to have made a theoretically superior selection when it looks below on the scoreboard.

The second act was a succession of hanging balls, senseless deep passes, a collection of bad controls of England’s attacking men. And all before an Iceland that, as a defender of a castle that sees its enemies shrinking against its walls, grew to such an extent that Joe Hart had to prevent on a couple of occasions what would have been 1-3.

Unrecognizable England tonight to an Iceland that not only encourages us to this Eurocup but also supports the theory that football is such an unpredictable sport that little ones can take down the giants if they propose it. Now France awaits you in the quarter-finals, but that will be flour from another side.

The Man of the Party – Aron Gunnarson

If you haven’t met him these days or didn’t know him from his team, Cardiff City, they’re sure to have him identified now. It is that midfielder with a population but a well-kept beard, who makes some band kicks that look like corners, and who we see occupying every area of the field as if the survival of his country depended on it. That’s Aron Gunnarson.

The brave Icelandic Viking has been the best player of today’s match, giving a real lesson in football in solidarity, defensively and offensively speaking. Perhaps it shines brighter in destruction and when it comes to overturning the opponent’s game, because of the type of game of his national combination. But today we saw him take the ball out with great judgment and give assists to his teammates, as well as provoke very dangerous cons that he ended up saving Joe Hart. We wouldn’t be surprised to see him sign for a higher-level squad this summer because at 27 he still has a lot to say.

Spanish national team: Who will be the successor of Vicente del Bosque?

“My continuity is an issue that I have to deal with the president. I will have a conversation with the president and we will decide the most appropriate for the Spanish national team.” Yesterday, at the post-shock press conference that led to the farewell of the Spanish national Team (2-0 defeat to Italy), Vicente del Bosque left his continuity at the helm of the national team.

By all indications, the Salmantino will leave the Red and give way to a certain period of uncertainty that must be concluded well before, back in September, the qualifying phase for the 2018 World Cup in Russia begins. In principle, the Utrerano Joaquín Caparrós is the top favourite to inherit his position, but if Angel María Villar leaves the position of president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation to aspire to the throne of UEFA and there is a change of representative, the cast of candidates could grow considerably.

In fact, according to the newspaper As, in case Villar does not follow, the list of candidates on the bench of Spain would increase with such disparate technicians as Juan Carlos Garrido, Pepe Mel, Roberto Martínez, Julen Lopetegui and even the Frenchman Luis Fernández.

But there is one more alternative. If the RFEF elections are postponed until November and Villar is scheduled for re-election, the current ruler might choose to ask Del Bosque to hold office until that date, at which point he would already give way to the new coach. In this way, the formernico of the Real Madr

“My continuity is an issue that I have to deal with the president. I will have a conversation with the president and we will decide the most appropriate for the Spanish national team.” Yesterday, at the post-shock press conference that led to the farewell of the Spanish national Team (2-0 defeat to Italy), Vicente del Bosque left his continuity at the helm of the national team.

By all indications, the Salmantino will leave the Red and give way to a certain period of uncertainty that must be concluded well before, back in September, the qualifying phase for the 2018 World Cup in Russia begins. In principle, the Utrerano Joaquín Caparrós is the top favourite to inherit his position, but if Angel María Villar leaves the position of president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation to aspire to the throne of UEFA and there is a change of representative, the cast of candidates could grow considerably.

In fact, according to the newspaper As, in case Villar does not follow, the list of candidates on the bench of Spain would increase with such disparate technicians as Juan Carlos Garrido, Pepe Mel, Roberto Martínez, Julen Lopetegui and even the Frenchman Luis Fernández.

But there is one more alternative. If the RFEF elections are postponed until November and Villar is scheduled for re-election, the current ruler might choose to ask Del Bosque to hold office until that date, at which point he would already give way to the new coach. In this way, the former Real Madrid team would have to lead the team in the first four clashes of the aforementioned qualifying phase.

id tendría que dirigir al equipo en los cuatro primeros choques de la citada fase de clasificación.

Euro 2016: Type team of the eighth round

The eighth round of the Euro are already history. In this way, the time comes to know what has been the judgement of our writing, the ideal team of this phase. Thus, the designated goalkeeper has been none other than the Italian international Gianluigi Buffon, protagonist of a sensational match against Spain in which he saved with quality the occasions of the combination of Vicente del Bosque.

Together with the captain and referee of the azzura, the defense would be completed by The German Kimmich, the Italian Giorgio Chiellini and the Icelanders Sigurdsson and Skulason while the midfield would consist of two midfielders of remarkable level such as the Belgian Nainggolan and Sigurdsson (Iceland).

The most offensive positions are for a number of players who have shined as key to the ranking of theirs. These are the Eden Hazard (Belgium) and Julian Draxler (Germany) extremes, as well as The Frenchman Antoine Griezmann and the Italian Pello, who certified their victory over Spain.

Euro 2016 – Penalties smile at a Portugal already in the semi-finals: Match notes

Carlo Ancelotti rubs his hands thinking about next season. The Italian coach, who will relieve Pep Guardiola to the helm of Bayern Munich, will have at his command a squad of tremendous level with which he will be in a position to fight for everything. Just a simple look at the match that the Portugal and Poland national team has played today to attest to this, where two of their future players have been the best. Protagonists of very modest matches in the eighth round, Poles and Portuguese faced the match aware of the possibility of reaching a semi-final for the simplest part of the draw that would face the winner of Belgium-Wales. The lusos with the favorites poster to take the crash due to the roster of level footballers that he has in his ranks, starting with the current Silver Ball and several of the stars of the transfer market, as are the cases of William Carvalho , Joao Mario, Nani or Renato Sanches.

However, it was Poland the first to hit. He did it even before he deserved it at the mercy of a dry finisher from Robert Lewandowski. Practically missing during the previous four matches, Bayern Munich striker appeared at the key moment to make the second all the fastest in Euro history after a minute and fourth seconds, and put fear in the body of Portuguese fans. This both caused some zozobra in the Portuguese squadron, which took time to react. He did so at the mercy of a sensational Renato Sanches. Signed on a paddlock by Bayern Munich just a few weeks ago, the young midfielder of just 18 years of age did not hesitate to throw the team’s weight behind his back. In constant motion, brave to face and with a remarkable physical display, the new signing of the German squad also put the boards on the scoreboard with a shot from outside the area that sneaked into Fabianski’s goal in the 32rd minute after playing the ball in a rival. With the 1-1 on the scoreboard, the two squads left for a locker room tunnel from which they left fifteen minutes later with even more fear on the body.

Second half to forget

After reaching the overtime in the eighth round against Switzerland and Croatia (in the first case we had to even go to the penalties) neither team finished stepping forward as the minutes were going off more and more slowly. We found ourselves in a second plump time and with a much slower pace than the first. Renato was darkening as he moved away from the area where the game was deployed and Portugal shut down while Poland had some occasions (Milik in the 68th minute) but without seeing a door. Thus, despite the few flashes of a Quaresma that had entered the pitch in the 80th minute, and an incredible failure of Cristiano Ronaldo that kicked in the air when alone in front of Fabianski in the 85th minute, we prepared to live an extension that both sets seemed to have signed when they arrived at half-time.

The extra time began almost the same as the end of the ninety minutes: with a glitch by Cristiano Ronaldo that added his third clear occasion without seeing a door. Becoming the footballer who has made the most pitches in the Euro, the Real Madrid footballer seems a shadow of the deadly goalscorer who has astonished his own and strangers in recent years. After this, the rest of the extension continued in the same path of boredom that had been left to us by the second half of the enviation and had as a more relevant fact the leap of a spontaneous that had to be taken out by the security members. And as everyone expected we got to a few pitches from the penalty point. On this occasion, however, the cross was for a Polish national team that chose to pull second and saw Jakub Blaszczykowski’s failure to leave him out of the title match.

The Man of the Party – Renato Sanches

Many are the ones who took their hands to the head when Bayern Munich disbursed the cooler of 40 million euros (more incentives) for their signing. He was only a young talent who had made his debut years earlier in the elite and had barely added a handful of matches in the first tier of Portuguese football. However, midfielder Renato Sanches is in charge of demonstrating the tremendous level he has on his foot.

Brave, with ease to face his rivals and able to throw the weight of the team on his back despite being only 18 years old, the promising signing of the Bavarian squad has shown a more than remarkable level in the match against the Poles , especially in the first half. Author of the goal of the tie, the Portuguese can leave satisfied at home after a remarkable match.