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Queen Marta’s Brazil fall to hosts France in the Round of 16



The dream of winning the first World Cup ended on Sunday (23) for the Brazilian Women, eliminated in the last 16 of the FIFA Women’s World Cup after losing to hosts France 2-1 in extra time. Gauvin, who opened the scoring on 52 minutes, and Thaisa Moreno, on 63, scored in the normal time. The game headed to the extra time and Henry scored late in the second half to send hosts to Quarterfinals.

The Brazilian team began the game with a more conservative proposal, waiting for the initiative of the French and seeking to break out in quick counterattacks. It ended, however, surrounded by the intense movement of the opposing attackers, who moved very much from one side to another of the pitch, taking advantage of the breaches in the Brazilian defense. The most dangerous moves from the hosts came in from down the wings, resulting in dangerous crosses. That’s how they rocked the net for the first time with 22 minutes of play. Diani dribbled on the right and crossed to the arrival of Gauvin, who headed home. After more than five minutes of analysis with the help of the VAR, however, the goal was canceled for a foul on goalkeeper Barbara.

After the shock, the Brazilian team started to attack more in the game and, gradually, balanced the actions. At the beginning of the second half, the Selecao was more offensive. But just when the Brazilian girls were better on the pitch, they took a bucket of cold water with Gauvin’s goal in seven minutes into the second half. The move was exactly equal to the first goal, with Diani rounding Tamires on the wing and crossing into the area for Gauvin’s arrival.

The Brazilian team maintained the position in search of the draw, which came out 11 minutes later, with Thaisa Moreno taking advantage of rebound after a play started by Debinha, who slowed down and crossed to Cristiane. The striker got in, but the defense rebounded and the ball was left for Thaisa to score. Brazil still had some opportunities and even managed to swing the net once more, but Tamires’ late goal was ruled out for offside.

In the extra time, Brazil lost striker Cristiane in the first minutes and also felt the burden after the intense rhythm that printed in the second half of the regulation time. With that, the team lost the quick transition in the middle of the field and the attackers ended up isolated. The French women, though tired too, were more alive and, touching the ball, came with more danger to the goal of Barbara. The insistence paid off in the opening minutes of the second half when Henry headed home to the back of the net after the ball was raised in the penalty area. After that, the hosts only administrated the result until the final whistle.

With the result, the hosts have secured a place in the quarterfinals and await the winners of the duel between United States v Spain, which happens on this Monday (24). The French are aiming to get the best result in the history of the tournament at home. Until then, the most expressive campaign of “Les Bleues” was the fourth place in 2011. Brazil, in turn, repeats the performance of the 2015 World Cup in Canada, when also said goodbye in the last 16, losing to Australia by 1-0.

A bit harsh on Brazil, who played their best game in the tournament. Queen Marta will probably retire with no World Cup trophies. However, Football is just like this.


Sevilla beat Liverpool 2-1 and keep 100% in preseason friendlies



Sevilla keep their 100% in the pre-season friendlies as they beat Liverpool 2-1 on Sunday night. Nolito and Alejandro Pozo scored for the Spaniards in the match held in Boston, as Origi cashed for the Reds. Jurgen Klopp sent a mixed-up team to the pitch, as he doesn’t have their front-three nor his goalkeeper available.

Liverpool started the game with Lonergan, Van Dijk, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Philips, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Wilson, Chamberlain, Woodburn, and Origi. Sevilla took to the field Sergio Rico, Daniel Carrico, Diego Carlos, Reguilon, Jesus Navas, Banega, Fernando, Ocampos, Joan Jordan, Nolito, and De Jong.

With 37 minutes on the clock, Sevilla opened the scoring: Nolito received down the left and slotted a wonderful goal straight into Lonergan’s top corner. 1-0 Sevilla.

Seemed like the first half would end up like this, but Origi capitalized on a loose ball to level the match. 1-1 with 44 minutes on the clock.

Sevilla even lost Joris Gnagnon for a red card after a disgusting foul on Liverpool’s Larouci. When everyone thought the game was faded to this 1-1, 10-man Sevilla bright as at 90 minutes, Munir made a good move on the left and rolled in the middle for the young Pozo. He controlled the ball, rounded goalkeeper Mignolet and fired home into the empty nets. 2-1 Sevilla.

This was the fourth friendly played by Sevilla in the pre-season. And the fourth victory. The Spaniard had beaten Simba (Tanzania) by 5-4, Reading by 2-1 and Dallas by 3-1. The club has three more scheduled games: against Hoffenheim and Granada.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have also reached four friendlies played in that pre-season. The Reds defeated Tranmere Rovers 6-0 and Bradford City 3-1 but got beaten by Borussia Dortmund on Friday, 3-2. The Reds now have games against Sporting, Napoli, and Lyon.

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Harry Kane Puskas’ Goal Guarantees Spurs 3-2 Win Over Juventus



Anthological! Thus should be defined the Harry Kane’s goal on Sunday morning in Singapore, which guaranteed the 3-2 Spurs triumph against Juventus in the International Champions Cup. After the 2-2 draw was kept until the last minutes, the English striker surprised the goalkeeper Szczesny and brought the stadium to madness! Before Kane’s masterpiece, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura, Gonzalo Higuain, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored.

We can say that the game was friendly only on paper. With much intensity, Tottenham dominated the first half and built the advantage through Lamela, who capitalized on a rebounded ball by Buffon.

The Spurs were better during the first half, but it seemed like the London club did not come back to the pitch up to score more goals. Smart Maurizio Sarri introduced Higuain as Juventus quickly fired back. With 15 minutes into the second half, the Italians completed the comeback through Higuain himself, and the Portuguese star CR7.

Pochettino introduced Lucas Moura, as the Brazilian showed opportunism to leave everything the same. 2-2.

When everything seemed solved, Kane took out the unpredictable from the hat and wrapped up the game in an absurd goal from the midfield.

Lucas won the ball in his defensive half and played with Kane, who, in a mad-moment, took the risk to attempt from down the midfield. The ball made all the way into the net, looping over Szczesny, who even tried to save it, but he wasn’t really expecting that. None of us were, to be honest. 3-2 Tottenham.

After losing to the Spurs, Juventus will face Inter Milan next Wednesday and Atletico Madrid on August 10.

Meanwhile, the Spurs have three more scheduled preseason appointments. For the International Champions Cup, Tottenham will take Manchester United and Inter Milan. Between the two games, Pochettino leads the team against Real Madrid on 30 July in another friendly tournament.

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Dortmund beat Liverpool 3-2 in a friendly in the US



Borussia Dortmund defeated Liverpool 3-2 on Friday in a preseason friendly match at the University of Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana, United States. Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney and Jacob Larsen scored for the German team, as youngsters Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster, discounted for the European Champions.

As expected, the two teams started out with a lot of reserves in the field and changed all the players in the second half. Unlike the German team, which already has a large part of the squad available, Liverpool still cannot count with a few key players such as Congolese Naby Keita, Senegalese Sadio Mane, the Egyptian King, Mohamed Salah, and Brazilians Roberto Firmino, and Alisson Becker.

This was Liverpool’s third friendly, as they had beaten Tranmere Rovers 6-0 and then beat Bradford City 3-1 before traveling to the United States.

Borussia got their second win in the preseason two days after beating American side Seattle Sounders 3-1.

So let’s get into the game. Under the hot weather at Indiana, manager Jurgen Klopp’s former club Borussia opened the scoring in just three minutes into the game, with the Spanish Paco Alcacer taking advantage of poor defense from the English defense.

At 34, the Brazilian Fabinho played with Ryan Kent, who did the light-cut and left Harry Wilson in conditions to level the game. 1-1.

In the second half, Borussia again was quick to return to the lead with a goal scored by Thomas Delaney with 53 on the clock.

Shortly after, at 58, Jacob Larsen expanded to the German team.

Liverpool even responded at 75, as captain Jordan Henderson let Rhian Brewster take the Penalty which he scored, but it wasn’t enough to equalize it. 3-2 Dortmund.

Well, it was a good win for Dortmund, who beat the European Champions. As for Liverpool, there’s no better time to lose games than now. It’s preferable to lose all the preseason matches and go unbeaten in the Premier League to win the title.

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