England hooker Josh Hodgson will miss Saturday’s World Cup final against Australia with a knee ligament injury. The 28-year-old sustained the injury in England’s dramatic 20-18 win over Tonga in the semi-finals.
Latest news from the world of rugby as far as the England team goes is that; their opposing teams have been confirmed for Rugby World Cup 2019.
This occurred after Tonga was able to seal their position in Pool C. As a result the list of opponents whom England would face in the forthcoming world cup are Tonga, US, Argentina and France.
There was a hat trick scored by Henry Seniloli which helped Fiji to defeat Samoa with a score of 38 to 16. This helped them to defend the title they achieved in World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup. Samoa needed to win the match if they wanted to get the second spot in Oceania but their failure resulted in Tonga gets a position in the line-up in Pool C.
Brighton & Hove Albion continue the close chase with Newcastle United this season.
Brighton defeated Birmingham, as expected, 3-1 with Glenn Murray stealing the spotlight. The home team moved two points ahead of the Magpiesthough they have played a match more.
Murray scored from Bruno’s cross as early as the second minute to reach his 20th tally this term. The guests City responded, frustrating Brighton’s effort for the rest of the half. The pressure was high but Brighton showed their superiority as they netted immediately after the break to calm things down.
TomerHemed chested the ball in before UweHunemeier completed the 3-0 rout with a shot in the 54th minute. The two goals were important for Brighton’s confidence after Lewis Dunk pulled out of the game with sickness as the excuse.
Newcastle are set to face fourth-placed Huddersfield in a cracker on Wednesday.
2016 is reaching it’s end with less than 2 months remaining before new year but these last few months have been extremely difficult for Stoke City’s Phil Bardsley as the English defender recently had to grieve the passing away of his grandfather who died on a car accident on October.
It was later confirmed that Stoke City had given the English defender all the time that he needs in order for him to grieve the recent death of his grandfather and it was initially expected that Phil Bardsley would be missing out for a number of matches but the 31 year has consistently been making performances in these last few weeks with regular performances against: Sunderland, Hull City, Swansea City, West Ham United and most recently Bournemouth.
Phil Bardsley has recently been given more time on the playing grounds mostly because of aninjury that his teammate Glen Johnson has picked up but it seems like Bardsley will be spending time on the sidelines for a significantly long period of time as Bardsley picked up an injury during his performance against Bournemouth.
Former Arsenal midfielder Denilson has praised Arsene Wenger for his management skills and this knowledge of football.
The player who is now playing in Abu Dhabi for Al-Wahda said that it is thanks to Arsene Wenger that many players have become world class and that he is an outstanding manager.
Denilson came through the Arsenal youth team and said that he owes a lot to Arsene Wenger. He believes that it is thanks to Arsene Wenger that players such as Cesc Fabregas have developed into world-class players and it is important that fans know this.
He admits that Arsenal has not been successful during recent seasons and he believes that this is due to the fact that the Premier League has become more competitive with teams such as Manchester City and Chelsea having unlimited resources. However, he believes that Arsene Wenger has not done badly during these seasons and that he has managed to keep Arsenal at the top despite having a tight budget.
Due to the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week, the country’s activities have slowed down and it is expected to impact the forthcoming game between both sides.
Thailand’s third round qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup against Australia on November 15th is set to be shifted to a new venue. The game was originally slated for the Bangkok Rajamangala Stadium but is set to be moved to Singapore due to the government’s urge that entertainment activities be set apart for 30 days as part of a mourning period for the late king.
The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) proposed that the Australia clash be moved to a new venue or switching it to an away affair due to the one-year mourning period for the late king. The FAT has approached the Singapore Sports Hub. England vs. Germany Masters football game is slated for November 12 at the National Stadium in Singapore, but the Sports Hub have confirmed that the stadium can be ready despite the short three-day turn around period required.
It didn’t take a long time for Inter Milan to find a successor for Roberto Mancini as it was confirmed to the public on August 8 that the Italian coach left the club on a mutual agreement and 1 day later it was announced that Frank de Boer was the man selected to replace Mancini and guide Inter Milan through the season of 2016-17 of the Serie A.
The Dutch coach has already outlined what his main aim for this new season is and it’s to qualify for the UEFA Champions League which means that Frank de Boer is hoping to secure a top 3 position in the Italian League, Serie A.
“Our aim is to qualify for the Champions League; there are no two ways about it. We’ll have to see what else we can do, but we’ll give it a go. With good organization and the right mentality, you can achieve anything in football. It’s going to be hard on all fronts, though, because Roma, Napoli, Lazio, Fiorentina and AC Milan are great sides and warrant respect.” Inter Milan’s recently appointed coach Frank de Boer said.
Every top European league appears to be dominated by 1 particular club or a small group of around 3 clubs.