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 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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Puma has agreed to provide the Ghana Beach Soccer with kits and gears to promote the development of the sport in this part of Africa.
Puma is one of the leaders in sports apparels and will definitely help in improving the level of beach soccer in Ghana.
The deal came after the President of Ghana Beach Soccer Yaw AmpofoAnkrah has presented the project to Puma. The company has sent their own officials to inspect the Ghana beach soccer arena and has then given their backing to the project. The marketing manager of Puma said that they have been impressed by the professionalism displayed by the Ghana Beach Soccer and that they know they will be contributing to a good cause. He hopes that this cooperation will be fruitful and that they can continue for many years to come.
There will be an announcement made in the next weeks to detail what are the terms of the deal and what the Ghana Beach Soccer will be obtaining from Puma. It is believed that teams that will be participating in the Beach Soccer Unity Cup will be the first ones to benefit from the deals and that other teams will follow later on. But we will have to wait for the official announcement to get confirmation.
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Young football players train with NFL players in Long Beach twice within the last seven days.
A former Long Beach Poly Jackrabbit and current NFL player put up a football camp for the youths in Long beach. Over the weekend, 11-year NFL vet Marcedes Lewis was the one who gathered up youths at his alma mater in order to host his eighth annual one-day camp. Lewis said at the event:
“What good is success if you don’t give back? What’s crazy to me is now we have kids that have been coming for six or seven or eight years, and now I’ve got friends of mine who played Pop Warner with me here bringing their kids out for the camp. It’s like a family reunion with a football.”
The heat was much on Saturday but it didn’t stop over 300 youths who came to the event. Lewis and his team gave instructions on proper form, did lots of exercise, gave out a free camp T-shirt and free lunch to the kids as well.
There were over a hundred volunteers as the community support has been goring year on year. Long Beach Poly returnee Jurrell Casey also did great forcing the Poly’s coach, Antonio Pierce to say: Continue reading “YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS TRAIN WITH NFL PLAYER IN LONG BEACH”
Former Zamalek and Egypt goalkeeper Abdel-Wahed El-Sayed has stated that he is not only in the team because of the experience that he has but also to bring media coverage to the beach soccer team.
He said that it is normal for him to help Egyptian football since he has received a lot himself from the football world.
The former Egypt goalkeeper has played for the most of his career with Zamalek and has won 17 titles during this time. He said that when it was time for him to retire he was contacted by Khaled Latif who currently supervises the Egyptian beach soccer team. They were looking for an experienced goalkeeper and also someone that could draw media attention to the team. He said that he agreed to the project, and this is how he entered the world of beach soccer. Continue reading “Former Egypt goalkeeper talks about his role with the Egypt beach soccer team”
Leicester City’s midfielder RiyadMahrez was recommended by his coach to consider pursuing a career in beach football instead of professional football.
This was because in his early days the Algerian footballer lacked the discipline and determination that is so important to professional players. Instead, he had this nonchalant attitude and creative side that is more prevalent with street footballers and beach players.
During his time at the famous Le Havre academy, his coach tried to inculcate him with this dose of discipline and rigor, but the Algerian footballer simply did not want to listen. He continued to play the way he was used to. Indeed, RiyadMahrez has grown up playing street football, and it was difficult for him to make the change to his style.
His coach was fed up with his attitude and as a result suggested that Mahrez pursues a career in beach football rather than going for the professional route. Indeed, his coach was adamant that he had the necessary skills, but he needed to make a change in his attitude, Continue reading “RiyadMahrez was advised to make a career in beach football”
RiyadMahrez was incredibly told to try his hand at beach football by his former club in French football.
The Algerian winger has been a major factor in Leicester City topping the Premier League as of now. There is a good chance of Leicester being crowned as the league champions to mark an incredible campaign in the history of English football. The 25-year-old was brought to the club for around £ 400,000 from Le Havre. Le Havre’s academy head Johann Louvel says that he once told the 25-year-old to start thinking about Beach football since he lacked the professionalism required for top-level football.
Jamie Vardy may have grabbed all the headlines in the first half of the campaign, butMahrez has been a very consistent performer as well. He has already scored 15 goals in the league while also assisting a further 11. These are statistics that could see him in contention for the PFA Player of the Year award. It is incredible to know thatMahrez cost such a little amount of money only back in 2014. At this stage last season, the club were in the relegation zone and ended up staying in the league thanks to an amazing run in the final 10 games. Continue reading “Riyad Mahrez practicing Beach Football”