LNTUP 5 Hot Topics OF The Day, by the date 10th Oct 2017.
1. “Are you kidding! We are going to the World Cup!”
Iceland’s soccer supporters were in raptures on Monday as they celebrated in the capital and across the country after the national team qualified for their first World Cup.
Iceland, the smallest country ever to reach the finals, booked their ticket to next year’s tournament in Russia by beating Kosovo 2-0 to top their European qualifying group. Scorers are : Jóhann Guðmunds and Gylfi Sigurðsson.
2. A Degree after the 16th. Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has obtained a college degree, one day after scoring his 16th goal in World Cup qualifying.
The Bayern Munich forward faced a panel from the Academy of Sport Education in Warsaw and passed his exam for a bachelor’s degree.
One of the professors, Marek Rybinski, said Lewandowski’s answers were “excellent.”
Lewandowski’s thesis focused on coaching and management and described his own career from childhood soccer to playing for titles in large stadiums. It spoke of ambition and rivalry and of the support Lewandowski got from his parents and wife.
3. Happy Birthday The Arsenal Wall. 10th oct is the day of Tony Alexander Adams. As a player Adams played for Arsenal and England captaining both teams.
Adams spent his entire playing career of 22 years as a centre-back at Arsenal. He is considered one of the greatest Arsenal players of all time by the club’s own fans and was included in the Football League 100 Legends. With Arsenal, he won four top flight division titles, uniquely captaining a title-winning team in three different decades, three FA Cups, two Football League Cups, a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and two FA Community Shields. A statue honouring Adams was unveiled at Emirates stadium on 9 December 2011, along with statues of Thierry Henry and Herbert Chapman.
4. Off to the club demand. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez says Marouane Fellaini has sustained ligament damage in his left knee and has left the national team to return to Manchester United.
Fellaini was hurt in the first half of Belgium’s 4-3 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in a World Cup qualifier in Sarajevo on Saturday.
The injury to Fellaini will be a blow to United, whose midfield is already without Paul Pogba because of a long-term hamstring problem.
United visits fierce rival Liverpool on Saturday in what is likely to be its toughest match of the English Premier League so far.
5. “ I don’t feel joy anymore “.
Former Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder Kaka could be the next high-profile figure to head into retirement after “losing the joy” of playing football.
Now 35 years of age and turning out in MLS with Orlando City, the 2007 Ballon d’Or winner admits that his body is struggling to handle the demands of top-level competition.
That suggests that the Brazilian could soon follow the lead of fellow MLS star Andrea Pirlo and bring the curtain down on a glittering career.
Kaka told Globo Esporte: “I don’t feel joy in playing football any more, as I feel pain every time I finish a match.
“My body doesn’t deal with it very well now and at the age of 35 it is very difficult to recover every time.”