HODGSON LAVISH PRAISE ON LOFTUS-CHEEK

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has lavished praise on the club’s midfield star Ruben Loftus-Cheek. The Chelsea star on loan at the club helped them stay afloat last term. After the worst possible start in the league’s history – losing all seven games, without a single goal –, Palace fought back to finish 11th on the log at the end of last season.

The Blues loanee helped the Eagles fight on and retain their top flight status. His performance earned him a call-up to the Three Lions by coach Gareth Southgate last November. The 22-year old had his World Cup debut in the England vs. Tunisia game last week.
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Uruguay Set To Host FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

South American side Uruguay are set to host the forthcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup this year. One of the likely stars for Uruguay, Deyna Morales is confident that the tournament can only be positive for the country.

Morales has been playing soccer from a tender age in her childhood club San Jacinto. The 16-year old is preparing for one of the biggest events in her life if she makes the final cut for the tournament. She is believed to be among the top choices for Uruguay and could lead the host team when the event kicks off proper. (more…)


CAVALIERI SIGNS WITH PALACE

Premier League side Crystal Palace are in talks with Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri. The shot stopper is looking to be employed as an option until the end of the season, according to the latest per reports. Coach Roy Hodgson has decided to bring back the player to Palace as they continue with their relegation fight.

Hodgson managed the current 35-year old goalkeeper whilst he was in charge at Liverpool. However, the keeper did not make an appearance for the Reds. Cavalieri has been a free agent since being released by Brazilian club Fluminense at the end of 2017, so makes a good fit for Hodgson on a free. (more…)


LIVERPOOL FANS SHOULD REMEMBER CAVALIERI

Liverpool fans should remember the name Diego Cavalieri. The 32-year-old Brazilian keeper, moved to Liverpool in 2008 after signing a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £3 million.

Cavalieri became the third Brazilian player at the club, following the signings of Fábio Aurélio and Lucas Leiva. Upon his arrival, he was handed the number 1 shirt, last worn by Jerzy Dudek. Cavalieri made his competitive debut on 23 September 2008 against Crewe Alexandra in the third round of the League Cup.
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LIVERPOOL FANS SHOULD REMEMBER CAVALIERI

Liverpool fans should remember the name Diego Cavalieri. The 32-year-old Brazilian keeper, moved to Liverpool in 2008 after signing a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £3 million.

Cavalieri became the third Brazilian player at the club, following the signings of Fábio Aurélio and Lucas Leiva. Upon his arrival, he was handed the number 1 shirt, last worn by Jerzy Dudek. Cavalieri made his competitive debut on 23 September 2008 against Crewe Alexandra in the third round of the League Cup.

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Cavalieri on Liverpool defeat

Liverpool’s former goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri believes that the Anfield side needs to work on their defence.


He said that his former team is a formidable side going forward, but they have some problems at the back. He said that this was their major weakness in the game against Manchester City and that Jurgen Klopp will need to find a solution.

The former goalkeeper who now plays for Fluminense in Brazil said that Liverpool has a side that can challenge for the title, but they need to sort out their defence. He said that the German manager has been in charge for more than two years now and it is strange that he has not sorted out the defence yet.

Cavalieri said that Klopp’s former side was renowned for having a good defence and this is why they managed to challenge for titles in Germany as well in Europe. However, he does not see the same thing in Liverpool, and the side continues to struggle at the back. (more…)


Angel di Maria could play a key part in Manchester United’s pursuit of Ivan Perisic

Italian journalist Giorgio Micheletti claims that Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel di Maria could aid the transfer of Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic to former club Manchester United this summer.


The Argentina international has been a good hit during his time at Parc des Princes, but he could be heading for a fresh challenge in the Serie A this summer.

Speaking to Tuttomercatoradio, Micheletti revealed that United could get closer to the signing of Perisic, should Di Maria seal a potential move to San Siro this summer. The Argentine forward has been on the Nerazzurri’s radar since their Chinese takeover last year, and it is said that he has a verbal agreement in place to join the former Italian champions, he said: “For a while he has promised to Inter. It would be an interesting purchase and would increase the quality of the Nerazzurri. Although his arrival could free up Perisic to head to Manchester United.”

Jose Mourinho has been critical about the vast sums spent on normal players, and he is apparently reluctant to match Inter Milan’s £49m asking price for Perisic this summer. As a result, United’s pursuit of the Croatian international has stalled, and this will bring a sense of frustration for the manager, who is said to want another experienced attacker in his ranks. (more…)


Cavalieri on Neymar

Diego Cavalieri believes that Neymar can be a major success at the French club Paris Saint Germain.


He said that it is not always an easy decision to leave a big club such as Barcelona and he feels that Neymar has been brave to take such a decision.

Diego Cavalieri thinks that Neymar has the necessary skills to become the best player in the world and that in France he will be free from the shadow of Lionel Messi as well as Cristiano Ronaldo. He said that it is an important decision of his career and that he feels that Neymar has made the best decision.

He said that this transfer could also benefit Brazil in the next World Cup in Russia as Neymar may arrive there fresher given the fact that the French league is a bit easier than La Liga. He believes that Neymar will not be required to exert too much in the French league and he will be ready for the next World Cup. (more…)


DRONE USED IN RIO DERBY

In Brazil top tier league, a drone was used to troll the opposition as Vasco de Gama and Fluminense clashed.


The Rio de Janeiro derby was paused for a while as a Gama fan flew a drone over the pitch in a heightened case of trolling opposition fans.

This time instead of the more conventional method of using a plan with a banner attached, a drone was employed. The drone was carrying a banner displaying a ‘C’ sign. Vasco de Gama fans cheered on as the drone flew past the pitch as they knew the implication.

The visiting fans were angered by the display due to history. In 1999, Fluminense were relegated to Serie C, the third tier. So the banner was a reminder of their past.

In the game itself, Vasco were 1-0 up but the visitors fought hard to get the equalizer. Both sides scored again to make it 2-2 but former West Ham star Nene added one in injury time to seal victory for Vasco.

The game had many past European stars who returned home to continue their careers like former Liverpool keeper Diego Cavalieri and former Sevilla star Luis Fabiano.

Both sides are outside of the top four after three games in the new season. The drone incident was a major talking point despite the dramatic game between both sides.


Diego Cavalieri Unsatisfied with 2-0 Win over Liverpool

Fluminense goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri claimed that the club should have left the game with Liverpool with a much bigger advantage than the 2-0 win.


The two clubs opened theCopa Sudamericana campaign, but it was Fluminense who had the last laugh. The team was able to secure a crucial 2-0 advantage in the first leg with the return leg set to take place in the second week of May. Henrique Dourado opened the scoring in the 24th minute andRicharlison was able to double the advantage of the home team just before half-time. Fluminense were aided by Gonzalo Freitas being sent off in the 50th minute.

This meant that the Brazilian outfit were able to dominate the game on all fronts. Yet, they were unable to find that elusive third goal in the second half.

GoalkeeperCavalieri reckons that the team should have done that little bit more in order to get the third goal, which would have provided a great cushion for the return leg. Fluminense were coming into the match on the back of a good run of form in recent weeks. They were undefeated in the last five matches, although they could only manage three wins in this run.

“We could have made a bigger score. We had plenty of possession, but the goal did not come out. We know that the score could have been more elastic, but we are aware that we also have a good advantage for the next game. The working method is always charging more regardless of the outcome. We want to evolve and seek a performance and improve even more. And that’s why this group is having a good start to the year,” said the former Liverpool goalkeeper. Fluminense start the Brazilian Serie A campaign with a home game against Santos.