LNTUP 10 Hot Topics of The Day By the date 13th November 2017
1.Mbappe beside Neymar.
Kylian Mbappe insisted his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is “human like everyone else” after the Brazilian was reduced to tears on Friday by the controversy that has followed him since his arrival from Barcelona.
“It just simply proves that he’s human like everyone else. He’s like us, he has two arms, two legs, a heart so he can be affected by the criticism he is subjected to,” Mbappe told French television channel.
Mbappe on Neymar: "He's incredibly strong on the pitch that you think he's just as strong off it, but away from it he remains a normal guy." https://t.co/hOvbnlNqGL
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) November 12, 2017
2. Game of physicality.
Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura is hoping his players can combat Sweden’s physicality with their footballing talent when they meet again in the second leg of their World Cup playoff on Monday.
Italy was outraged at Sweden’s physical approach in the first leg, protesting for yellow cards at perceived excessive contact, and Ventura felt Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir was too lenient.
— Nazionale Calcio (@NazionaleCalcio) November 11, 2017
3. ISL coaches appreciating six indian rule.
Indian Super League’s new rule of mandatory six Indian players on the field at all times in a match has been lauded by foreign coaches who said this will help develop local players.
Indian Super League coaches laud new six Indian players rule#ISL
— NDTV Sports (@Sports_NDTV) November 12, 2017
4. Congratulations Ronaldo !
Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday announced the birth of his fourth child by posting a picture of his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez holding the baby girl with himself and his eldest son Cristiano Jr.
A Alana Martina acaba de nascer! Tanto a Geo como a Alana estão muito bem! Estamos todos muito felizes! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nMT4rYc32U
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 12, 2017
5. World Cup qualifiers.
Switzerland are going to the World Cup after left-back Ricardo Rodriguez denied Northern Ireland hope in both games of their playoff at either end of the field. In each leg of Switzerland’s 1-0 aggregate win, the key incident involved one of Northern Ireland’s Evans brothers.
Switzerland needed only a draw Sunday to advance to Russia, and a tense 0-0 result in rain-soaked Basel was preserved by Rodriguez’s goal-line clearance in stoppage time from Jonny Evans’ header.
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) November 12, 2017
6. Cheer up Croatia !
Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals after a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the playoffs against Greece on Sunday. With a considerable advantage from Thursday’s 4-1 victory in Zagreb, Croatia easily held off the Greek hosts as they pressed for an upset.
Croatia is going to the World Cup!
They defeat Greece 4-1 on aggregate thanks to a strong first leg. 🇭🇷💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/XzuMKfwMnc
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 12, 2017
7.Tragical moment for Garcia.
When Spain play Russia in St Petersburg on Tuesday, Real Betis midfielder Javi Garcia will watch from home in envy as his former international team mates tread on the turf he never got to grace.
The globe-trotting midfielder, who has won league titles in Spain, Russia, England and Portugal, left Zenit St Petersburg for Betis in August, just before the team played its first game at the shiny new Krestovsky stadium, which will host seven games at next year’s World Cup, including a semi-final.
#RealBetis midfielder Javi Garcia ambitious of earning a place in Spain squad for #WC2018: "While things are going well you never know what could happen" https://t.co/sL2vc9FhxK pic.twitter.com/tu7VnGOpAH
— footballespana (@footballespana_) November 13, 2017
8. Good news for Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele is confident he can make his first Premier League start for the club in two months in the weekend’s clash at Arsenal after fully recovering from a foot injury.
— Mousa Dembélé (@mousadembele) September 12, 2017
9. Announcements for West Ham.
West Ham United’s new manager David Moyes has named Alan Irvine and Stuart Pearce as his assistants and hopes to confirm the appointment of Sunderland’s caretaker boss Billy McKinlay in the coming days.
Welcome Alan Irvine, and welcome back Stuart Pearce! https://t.co/64Noqgna8O
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 12, 2017
10. Cahill may start against Honduras.
Australia’s Tim Cahill says he is fit to start against Honduras in Wednesday’s decisive World Cup playoff tie in Sydney after being rested in the scoreless first leg due to an ankle injury.
— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) November 13, 2017