For the first time in the history of the AFCON Beach Soccer, Egypt will be location of where this tournament takes place. Throughout the entire history of this competition, Egypt has never been the hosts as instead; South Africa, Morocco, Seychelles and Nigeria have been the host of all the previous editions of this African competition.
The 2018 edition of the AFCON Beach Soccer is scheduled to kick-off on December 9 and conclude on December 14.
Senegal is the current champions of the AFCON after having lifted the latest release of the African tournament which was played back on 2016 at Nigeria as Senegal locked horns with Nigeria and Senegal emerged victorious with a final scoreboard of 8-4.
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Manchester City star David Silva has hinted that he could step down from professional football when his contract with the club expires in June 2020. The 32-year-old has made over 250 appearances during his nine years with the Citizens but he has now admitted that he is unsure whether he may have signed his final contract.
In an interview with BT Sport, Silva acknowledged that he has a good feeling with the Mancunian giants and he would remain committed for the remaining two years of his contract before weighing up his options, he said: “I have two more years on my contract here. I feel great here. I want to stay until the end of my contract and then I’ll see how I feel physically and mentally to carry on.”
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The Egypt beach football team is preparing themselves for the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations that will be held on home soil. A spokesman for the Egyptian football federation said that the team preparation is going well and that they are now focusing on the physical aspect.
He said that the players are motivated and giving their best during the training sessions and that he is sure that they will be able to have a great competition at the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations. He said that this is an important tournament as the winner of the competition will get a place in the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. He said that the players understand the importance of such a tournament and that they will be giving their best in order to win it.
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The Myrtle Beach Seahawks got their first win of the new season when they managed to see off West Florence 21-19.
Running back Jermani Green scored a one-yeard touchdown in the second period of the game to give them the edge by two touchdowns.
Following the touchdown, the Seahawks slowed their performance and allowed the visitors roll over them. West Florence stepped up and they almost saw off the game. Hale Emerson and Teyonne Murphy reduced the lead of the hosts to 21-19. They almost ended the beach football event in their favour as Cooper Wallace made a run but the whole Seahawks were insistent on running the regulation time out. Continue reading “MYRTLE BEACH SEAHAWKS GET FIRST VICTORY OF NEW SEASON”
Liverpool star Emre Can was pictured enjoying his summer playing beach football.
Upon completion of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, the Reds star decided to go relax on Venice Beach. Can went on the vacation with three national teammates.
The player had a run-in with beach football as he could not resist it. Ahead of pre-season training with his Liverpool teammates, Can moved to America alongside Man City winger Leroy Sane, Schalke 04 star ThiloKehrer and Roma defender Antonio Rudiger.
The 23-year old was pictured having a swell time in California, having fun and uploading videos online. They had hair-cuts in Los Angeles and even played basketball. He is expected to rejoin his Liverpool teammates later this month ahead of the new season.
Liverpool have refused to cower into panic buying despite their summer transfer plans not going as smooth as expected. A proposed £60 million for Saints star Virgil van Dijk fell through and the move for RB Leipzig Naby Keita has stalled. Continue reading “CAN ENJOYING SUMMER BEACH FOOTBALL”
Iran has been impressive in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas.
The Iranian team finished the competition third after beating Italy 5-3. The players said that they are proud of what they have achieved and that they will be looking to do better in the next competition.
Indeed Iran has amazed a lot of pundits with the level of their play. Their players were physically as well technically superior to a lot of other nations.
The players said that they dedicate this trophy to their country and that they are proud of their performance. They admitted however that it was not easy and that they had to fight really hard in order to win their games.
This is the first time that an Asian team has reached this stage of the completion and Iran should be proud of what they have achieved.
The Iranian players said that they would be looking forward to the next Beach Soccer World Cup. They said that they had paved the way for others to follow and they feel that it is not before long that an Asian team can win this competition. Continue reading “Iran impresses in beach football”
Spanish football club Real Madrid are set to offer striker Karim Benzema a new deal during the summer, according to reports.
There have been rumours that Premier League side Arsenal could reignite their long-term interests in the Frenchman, amongst other clubs.
Benzema would receive a new deal that would see him remain at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021as his current contract is billed to lapse in 2019. The new deal would see the player get higher wages – an improvement from the current £6.8 million annually.
While the 29-year old has been dismissed for his poor conversion rate of chances, he has remained an important part of the set up at the club. There were reports that Madrid were considering selling the player for £50 million to interested top sides while they seek for a replacement when the transfer ban is lifted this summer. Continue reading “REAL MADRID SET TO OFFER BENZEMA NEW CONTRACT”
The 2016 Copa America de Fútbol Playa Santos is starting to get pretty intense even after the third match day, as there were several surprises and drama.
Brazil have been one of the favourites in the competition, and they justified this tag by putting in a brilliant performance against Chile in group A. The three more points secured against Chile places them top of the table. It was a difficult start to the game for Brazil since Chile were adopting a heavy approach. The opposition, though, had the quality in the ranks in order to get back and overcome the La Roja.
Uruguay have also taken six points so far and they head into the game against Brazil knowing that it is a must win encounter for the team. Uruguay took on Bolivia in the latest match and they managed to get a head start early. Uruguay overcame their opposition quite quickly, as a result of being very clinical in finishing. Continue reading “Brazil and Colombia Claim Impressive Wins in theCopa America de Fútbol”
The 2017 edition of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship is edging nearer and 16 countries are preparing themselves for this upcoming event which is scheduled to initiate on February 20 of 2017.
This is going to be the 2nd time that Bahamas hosts this event and the team captain of the country has recently voiced his excitement in being the hosts once again as Gavin Christie said: “It’s an amazing opportunity to not just play in but host this tournament once again. Then to follow that up with hosting and playing in the World Cup, we are excited and The Bahamas will be ready”. Continue reading “The Bahamas are excited”
The Ghana team has successfully qualified for the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations by beating Kenya 17-4 on aggregate score.
The match was already won in the first leg when Ghana beat Kenya 10-3. They won the second leg 7-1 to book their place in the tournament.
The Ghana coach said that he is happy with the performance of his players and that they showed determination throughout the game. He admitted that there would be tougher games than this one and it is important that the players prepare themselves well.
He said that Ghana has a good team and that the players need to believe in themselves. He believes that his team has a good chance at the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations and that they need to give their best at the tournament.
The coach said that the players are improving steadily and that they are working hard in training. However, there is still some issues that need to be work on in training and that the will be making the necessary changes to help the team progress. For him, there is no reason why the team cannot compete for trophies and that the players should start to aim for higher things.
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