Around The First Four of The Big Four XIII

In Italy Milan celebrated its championship this weekend, while in Spain and England Barcelona and Manchester United respectively won key games that brought them closer to the title.

Barcelona wins the derby

Barcelona received its archrival Espanyol on Sunday in the city’s derby. Winning was a must for the defending champions since No 2. Real Madrid had resoundingly defeated Sevilla on the road by 6-2 (Ronaldo scored four goals, and Kaka and Ramos added one each for the Whites, while Negredo got the discount twice for the hosts), which reduced to five points the difference between them on round 35.

And they didn’t fail to do so thanks to the goals scored by Iniesta and Pique for the 2-0 win over Espanyol with which they reclaimed their 8 point lead over the Whites. When there are just three more games to go Barcelona has 91 points and Real Madrid 83, which means that the defending champions are just one point away from their third Liga title in a row.

In the battle for the third place Valencia took another big step securing it for another week with their 3-0 victory at home against Real Sociedad. Soldado in two occasions and Jonas in one gave three more points to the Che team that now has 66 points.

And Villareal was unable to defeat Osasuna on the road and ended up tying to 0. That way the Yellow Submarine continues in fourth place but now with 61 points.

Milan ends with five-year drought

Inter’s empire has come to an end, after winning the past five championships in a row the Seria a finally has a new champion this season: Milan.

Week 36 has seen Milan arise as the new champion after their draw on the road against Roma by 0-0. That way the Rossoneri reached 78 points, 6 more that Inter that is second with 72 when there are only two more games to go.

With a 3-1 victory at home against Florentina Inter did all they could to defend their title, but it wasn’t enough. Pazzini, Cambiasso and Coutinho scored the goals for the Nerazzurri and Gillardino got the discount for the away team.

Napoli suffered a 2-1 defeat on the road against Lecce and continues in third place with 68 points. Corvia and Chevanton scored the goal for the home team and Mascara the discount for the visitors.

And with a 2-1 win at home Udinese snatched fourth place from Lazio with two goals from Di Natale. Kozak got the discount but it wasn’t enough. This leaves Udinese with 62 points, two more than Lazio.

Manchester United caresses the title

Chelsea visited Old Trafford on Sunday with the possibility of tying in first place with Manchester United if they defeated them at home on round 36. But the Red Devils knew that a win would create a six point gap among them that would leave them in a perfect position to clinch the Premier League.

Focused in getting the Blues of their way Man U got an early lead of 2-0 after just 23 minutes of game thanks to Chicharito’s and Vidic’s goals. In the second half Lampard scored the discount for the Blues that were unable to score again. With this victory the Red Devils reached 76 points and the Blues are still second with 70.

Arsenal was upset on the road by 3-1 against Stroke City, but is still in third place with 67 points despite this setback. The home team scored through Jones, Pennant and Walters, and Van Persie got the discount for the Gunners.

Manchester City also lost on the road, but against Everton by 2-1. The Toffees overcame a first half goal scored by Yaya Toure with two second half goals from Distin and Osman. Despite the defeat the Citizens continue in fourth place with 62 points and one pending game.

The new champion takes a day off

Winning the Bundesliga title last week has caused some relaxation in Borussia Dortmund players that this weekend have lost by 2-0 on the road against Werder Bremen during round 33 action. Silvestre and Pizarro scored the goals for the hosts that represented the fifth defeat of the season for the new champions.

In second place and with 65 points comes Bayern Leverkusen that was only able to draw at home versus Hamburg. Westermann gave the visitors the lead, until Kibling scored the equalizer and definite 1-1 for the hosts.

With a resounding 8-1 on the road victory against St. Pauli Bayern Munich made it clear that they will fight for that second place that Leverkusen holds until the end. Just three points separates them and there are still three games to go, which will make of this a passionate race for No. 2.

Bayern Munich reached 62 points thanks to the goals from Gomez in three occasions, Ribey and Robben with two each and one from Van Buyden, with made Eger’s discount useless.

Fourth is Hannover with 57 points, team that suffered a 2-1 defeat on their visit to Stuttgart. Hajnal and Okazaki scored the goals for the host, and Stindl scored the discount for the visitors.

FIFA World Cup 2010: 500000 tickets go on sale

FIFA World Cup is going to start from June 11 in South Africa and the tickets would go on sale over the counter to the general public in South Africa from April 15. FIFA said 2.2 million tickets had been sold ahead of the fifth and final sales phase. Football fans in the host country South Africa had bought 925,437, followed by the United States with 118,945 and Britain with 67,654.

FIFA World Cup organizers launched a drive on Friday April 9 to persuade South Africans to buy up 500,000 unsold match tickets, after European demand for the football spectacular fell short of expectations. During the month long world football event in South Africa, 63 matches are scheduled to be played including final. With 62 days to go before the football World Cup, FIFA is trying to encourage fans from other African countries to attend the continent’s first World Cup.

FIFA WORLD Cup is knocking our doors and so are the terror threats. World’s most watched sport is under the threat of Al-Qaeda and US has decided to help host South Africa in the security arrangements.

South African Minister Nathi Mthethwa has stated that such events attract criminals to commit crime and send negative and disturbing messages. Police is steadfast in the security plans and any criminal activity or terrorism will be dealt swiftly and with no mercy. The force has been proactively and reactively preparing for any threat since 2004.

South Africa is at a distance of fifteen flying hours from New York, eleven from London and eight from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Scheduled flights from the five other African qualifiers mostly take an expensive route via Europe to reach South Africa. Except the FIFA World Cup 2010 final, tickets are still available for all matches and more than 100,000 of them will be available to the South Africans football fans for $20, the lowest World Cup price for many years.

Mastering Soccer by Yourself

Every body knows that soccer is a game that is played between twenty � two players, eleven in each team and a referee. Little do people realize that even though this is a team game, most of the practice of each of the players can and is generally done on an individual basis. If you want to be a master player, then you have to learn to work around the ball and control it with your feet. You could begin by just playing with an ordinary ball, just kick it round to get the feel and you will be able to play soccer very soon.

If you use a ball which is smaller in size, it makes you more adept at maneuvering the ball with your leg. You will soon see the results for yourself, as you will be hitting the ball more accurately into the goal. You could mark the back wall of your house for the goal post or else if you have an old camping net, it could serve as the goal post. Practice aiming at the goal post from every conceivable angle. Dividing the wall into sections is a great way of playing ball. Practice putting the ball into each section till you have perfected the art.

Try giving free kicks against the wall. Most of the world famous soccer players won gold for their country by hitting free kicks or penalties, so there is a lot of scope in that area for winning. And every world class player has practiced his moves to perfection. So there is no short cut to becoming a champion and winning the game. Practice does make perfect. Keep an eye out for your weaknesses too. It is difficult but if you want to be at the top, you must know your weakness so that you can work on it and improve your game.

Playing ball alone can get boring so liven up your game practice by adding a few obstacles along the way to the goal post. You may make use of old canisters, logs of wood etc., to work the ball around. Conversely, you could rope in a few friends to help you practice. It is much more fun to pass the ball around in triangular patterns and try giving long and short passes. They could serve for both defense and offense. This way you get to practice at a live session.

You could even get your friends together and play a small round of the game. Each payer could be given the responsibility to attack or to defend alternately and you could play against each one of them. This is a team sport but individual practice carries a lot of emphasis. In a full scale match you may or may not get the opportunity to play with the ball all the time. But when playing solo, not only do you perfect your mastery over the ball but improve upon your weak areas which may be the reason for disqualification from the team.

How to Get Best Soccer Training Equipment

Now-a-days soccer or football becomes the most favorable game of people all around the world. It is the game about winning and losing, competition and co-operation. It is also a leisure activity.

Soccer is the game that requires immense stamina and footwork to play and players need to be strong, fast, exclusive and should have good eye or hand coordination. To be succeeding in this game player must master in different skills and they have to play with structured and unstructured setting. You need to do practice a lot to reach at the higher level of excellence, for this solo soccer training is interesting and innovative both. By doing this player can sharpen their skills and can emerge as the best soccer player.

To be the best soccer player, freestyle soccer is an awesome way that displays acrobatic and athletic moves performed with the soccer ball. The freestyle soccer offers several benefits like it gives better ball control, foot and eye coordination, good balance, increase concentration, anticipation, motivation, determination, swiftness and confidence with the soccer ball or football.

To play the soccer game firstly you need a ball, opponents, teammates, a field with boundaries and goals across from each other with soccer rules. Two teams are assembled on a rectangular field with each team has a goal, a metal frame covered with a big net that is located behind its team members. The main objective of soccer game is to kick the ball into opposing team’s goal and scoring points for each goal. The team with highest score is the winning team.

Now the first decision you need to make is from where to purchase best soccer accessories and training equipment. For this I think search it online is the best way to do because by this you can get the various options at the same time and you can compare them with each other like product features and prices. After the complete satisfaction you can place the order.

According to me, Bhalla International – Vinex is the top emerging supplier and manufacturer of complete range of sporting goods and accessories. They have more than 54 years of experience and 64+ IAAF certified products. They are receiving number 1 award for the export of excellence athletic equipment from Government of India continuously since 2005.

This company supplies a wide variety of soccer accessories like soccer ball, football, goal post, frame with net and many more. They also manufactures sports training equipment that is helpful to improve the ability to perform well in the game including speed resistance training equipment (Dual Resistance Trainer, Evasion Belt, Latex-Resistance Combo set, Multi Resistance Trainer, Speed Chute, Weighted Sledge), Agility Training Equipment (Agility Hurdle, Agility Ring, Aluminum Bounce Back Training Hurdle, Board Training Hurdles, Bounce Back Training Hurdle, Collapsible Agility Hurdle, Dribbling Post, Football and Rugby Training Hurdle, Football Coaching Kit, Light Training Hurdle, Multi-Height Agility Training Set, Soccer Kick Trainer, Speed Reaction Balls, Step and Jump Trainer, Step Training Hoops, Cone Agility Hurdle and Foam Covered Training Hurdles), Speed and Agility Ladders, Agility Hoops, Slalom Poles, Training Arcs and complete agility and soccer training kit.

They manufacture every sports product using new driven technologies and machines. Their products are used in more than 120 countries this shows their huge achievement in the field of sports. They have good customer relationship management because they provide 24×7 customer service support.

2010 FIFA World Cup – Support the Awesome Team USA

This year in 2010 will be the 19th FIFA World Cup. The World Cup is going to be hosted by South Africa this year. There has been a great deal of talk about the host nation South Africa not being a great decision to play host for the cup in 2010. The FIFA World Cup is held each four years. Pretty much similar to the Olympic games which is organised every 4 years, nations from around the whole world take part in this exceptional world sporting event.

The qualification matches for this year’s soccer cup took place starting back in 2007. In August 2007 there were 204 FIFA national teams which took part in the qualifications for this year’s cup. In terms of the large number of opposing countries in this world event, the amount is quite close to that of the Summer Olympics. The USA team has qualified for this event and will be playing in Group C.

Despite the fact that soccer hasn’t had a huge impact on American Sporting life, the sport of soccer has increased in popularity through the recent years. It is said that team USA is ranked number one in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football otherwise known as CONCACAF. The United States national soccer team is ranked in the top 20 in the entire world.

The United States has wound up in Group C for the 2010 world soccer cup. In Group C the following nations are taking part: Algeria, England, Slovenia and United States. Of the four nations in this group, I believe the strongest of these four are England and USA. It has been said by some that England could be the winner of the cup in 2010.

The timetable for United States is looking like this. It will be matching up against England on June the 12th. On June the 18th 2010 United States are up against Slovenia. It will play the Algeria team on June the 23rd 2010. The question asked now is whether or not they can move through this Group C. The Americans have the England team to contest with and I am really excited to watch what comes about in this exciting group.

Teams like USA are putting on freshly created soccer jerseys. Soccer jerseys have been manufactured by many famous manufacturers such as Nike and Adidas and up for sale to the general public so that the public can support their nation. Every single country have both home and away designs and all the designs seem marvelous. Team USA have a terrific design for 2010 and people who go for them should really get hold of one.

Many individuals wear soccer jerseys as they are viewing the FIFA World Cup to support the team that they love. For Team USA supporters in the current year it usually sporting their very own soccer jersey and wearing the jersey while watching this superb sporting event.

Team USA ought to be likely to get through their Group in 2010 and progress to the latter parts of the World Cup. They have past the qualifiers for the last 5 cups and this current year America are going to South Africa. In 2002, the American’s played in the quarterfinals. For the current cup in South Africa America may probably do a lot better and get to the semifinals.

Bob Bradley is the current manager of the American national team. Bradley started back in 2006 and has led the superb team to where they are now. As the head coach of the USA national team, Bradley has performed lots of nice things to the team.

To conclude, support Team USA in 2010 because they will undoubtedly play great against the other countries. They have a good opportunity this year to make it to the latter phases of the FIFA World Cup. Wear your very own team America soccer jersey during this year’s world sporting soccer event.