WWC 2023: FIFA – COLUMBIA CAN TRY AGAIN

 

FIFA has stated that there would not be any change to its evaluation of Columbia’s bid to host the Women World Cup in 2023. The applicant is disappointed with the poor evaluation received from the international football governing body.


Columbia Football Federation and South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) had paired to write FIFA about the evaluation, claiming it was “erroneous and discriminatory.” Columbia football chief Ramon Jesurun probably felt the proposal to host the event for the first time on South American soil would be better received, rather they received the lowest score of the three bids to host the tournament in three years.
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RODRIGUEZ TO LEAVE MADRID

James Rodriguez will depart from Real Madrid when the transfer window opens, with Arsenal, Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers most interested in signing the player, as per reports. He returned to Madrid this summer following a loan spell with Bayern Munich but he has failed to make an impression. The midfielder has been hit by injuries, while his on-field performances have limited him to just four starts in La Liga in 2019/20.


The Colombia international seemingly hasn’t done anywhere near enough to persuade manager Zinedine Zidane to keep hold of him, and ​recent reports claim that everyone at Real Madrid has pretty much given up on the 28-year-old. Moreover, the fact that he has just one year remaining on his contract has forced them to accelerate a potential departure.
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CHELSEA KEEN ON AJAX STOPPER

Chelsea are prepared to go all out for Ajax shot stopper, Andre Onana in bid to replace the struggling Arrizabalaga.

The Spaniard has enjoyed a very tough season so far, he has the lowest save percentage among the 20 goalkeepers in the EPL, a run of poor form that led to his demotion to the bench. Arrizabalaga has been dropped for the last six games. He returned to the starting 11 in the 2-0 win against Liverpool making crucial saves to deny the Liverpool attack. Willy Caballero was chosen ahead of the most expensive goalkeeper in a match that ended 2-2 against Leicester City. Lampard has chosen the Argentine veteran over Kepa since February 1st.

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MORELOS CHASES FALCAO RECORD

Rangers point-man Alfredo Morelos says his success in Europe this season is down to the support he has gotten so far from his Rangers teammates. The Colombia international who looks set on replicating the success of his countryman Radamel Falcao recorded a 14-goal haul in Europe since the beginning of the season.


Morelos is four goals away from equaling Falcao’s record and his efforts this season has served as the back bone for the advancement of the Steven Gerrard led side into the knockout stages of the Europa League.
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UNITED INTERESTED IN COLOMBIAN ACE

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Colombian forward Duvan Zapata, as per reports from Italy. The Atalanta forward has been in great form in the past 12 months and has emerged as one of the best strikers in the Italian League. His good performances were a key reason for Atalanta’s surprise qualification to the Champions League last season.


It is understood that Manchester United have reached out to Zapata representatives regarding a transfer in the winter window. Manchester United have endured a difficult start to the season with the club struggling to score goals. Despite spending big on the defence with the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire making big money moves.
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The Role of Davidson Sanchez Against Brazil Match

It was not a good start for Davidson Sanchez for the 2019-20 season held at the Stadium of Tottenham Hotspur. He played a major role for the goal that Aston Villa got on the commencing day because his focus was not on the ball. He was faulty because he moved across the left which made the area totally unmarked. It was easy for Joellinton to seal the goal from that area to become the winners.

Headlines were written on Sanchez when he had a stifling time in the North London Derby match against Arsenal when Maurico Pochettino decided to change his position across the right-back position in the absence of Kyle Walker-Peter. The change did not have much effect which was desired by all. Now all eyes are on the team sheet that will be declared against Crystal Palace. From this sheet, it will be determined whether the defender will be kept among the first eleven players for the team or not.
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