USA 0 – 0 Sweden

Caroline Seger of Sweden is challenged by Christen Press of United States

In a tightly contested match, USA and Sweden battled to a goalless draw, which means tensions and drama should be running high during the final matchday in Group D at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

The Americans dominated play for large stretches of the game, but much like their Swedish counterparts, the final ball was consistently off the mark. The first good chance after a tight opening 25 minutes came from Morgan Brien serving a great ball into the box from the right side. Sydney Leroux, amidst a crowd of yellow shirts, managed to get her head to the ball first but was not able to muster enough strength to direct it towards goal.

After a relativly even first 45 minutes, the Stars and Stripes picked up the pace in the second half but there were no goals to show for their efforts. Carli Lloyd came close in the 48th minute but her shot was well-saved by Hedvig Lindahl.

Lloyd was nearly in again trying to connect on one of several quality crosses from Megan Rapinoe, but Jessica Samuelsson cleared bravely over the line. Sydney Leroux nearly scored on the ensuing corner kick but missed just wide.

The closest chance of breaking the deadlock somewhat surprisingly fell Sweden’s way, but Meghan Klingenberg – one of the shortest players on the pitch – managed to clear Caroline Seger’s shot off the underside of the crossbar and out of danger, with goal-line technology confirming the American No22 was able to keep the ball from entering Hope Solo’s goal.

The Americans continued to press forward but were unable to find a winner, leaving a point apiece to the two teams and all to play for on Monday.

Live Your Goals Player of the Match: Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden)

 

FIFA.COM

México 0 – 0 Bolivia

En un partido de trámite parejo empataron sin goles México y Bolivia. De los dos fue México el que tuvo más chances de llegar al gol pero sus delanteros no estuvieron con puntería fina a la hora de definir.

El partido corresponde al Grupo A de la Copa América Chile-2015, y fue disputado en Viña del Mar.

México se complicó con este empate la clasificación a cuartos de final, en el que ahora tendrá que enfrentar a la anfitriona Chile y Ecuador.

Las punzadas del Tri llegaron en los primeros veinte minutos, con el interesante estreno del descarado Jesús Manuel ‘Tecatito’ Corona.

Ante el 5-3-2 de México, Bolivia planteó un 4-2-3-1 con su figura Marcelo Moreno Martins, del Changchung Yatai chino, y dos jugadores entrando desde atrás por las bandas.

El técnico Mauricio Soria reforzó el centro del campo en el que destacó el fornido Alejandro Chumacero (The Strongest), al que apodan ‘Chumasteiger’ por su parecido físico con el alemán Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Con este resultado, México y Bolivia se sitúan detrás de Chile -líder del grupo con 3 puntos- y por delante de Ecuador (0) en el Grupo A.

 

 

 

Foto: AFP

Conmebol.com

Japan 2-1 Cameroon

Vancouver: Japan confirmed their place in the Round of 16 as the Nadeshiko made it two wins out of two in the defence of their FIFA Women’s World Cup crown on Friday (local time), with first-half goals from Aya Sameshima and Yukia Sugasawa seeing the Asian champions down Cameroon 2-1in their penultimate Group C fixture.

Norio Sasaki’s side round off their group stage campaign on Tuesday against Ecuador secure in the knowledge that they cannot finish any lower than second in the table after Switzerland – who the Japanese defeated 1-0 in their Canada 2015 opener – hammered the South Americans 10-1 in Friday’s other Group C fixture.

Switzerland and fellow FIFA Women’s World Cup debutants Cameroon are both on three points and will face off on Tuesday in Edmonton to determine who joins the Japanese in the Round of 16.

“We were solid at the back today. It was a tight and pretty intense game and we managed to get something out of it, even if we were a little bit hesitant at times in the second half,” said Japan coach Sasaki.

The 57-year-old, who was named FIFA World Coach of the Year and AFC Coach of the Year in 2011 after leading the Nadeshiko to glory at the last edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup admitted that Japan’s very first meeting with an African side in seven editions of the tournament was a stern test of his side’s championship credentials.

“The Cameroonians are quick on their feet and physically tough and they threw everything at us in the closing stages. Skill levels are increasing around the world and teams are all getting closer and closer to the top level. We know that there will come a day when there are no easy games at all.

Japan’s progress to the knockout stage seemed all but certain after the defending champions found themselves two goals to the good with just 17 minutes at the BC Place Stadium gone after Sameshima converted a cross from her INAC Kobe Leonessa team-mate Nahomi Kawasumi with just six minutes gone before Sugasawa headed home the second following a corner kick from two-time AFC Women’s Player of the Year Aya Miyama 11 minutes later.

Japan controlled proceedings but couldn’t add to their tally as Cameroon gradually grew in confidence as the game went on. Ajara Nchout, who plays her club football for Western New York Flash in the USA-based NSWL, reduced the deficit in the 90th minute before the 2014 CAF Women’s Championship runners-up came within inches of salvaging a draw when Sweden-based striker Gaëlle Enganamouit, scorer of a hat-trick in Cameroon’s 6-0 win over Ecuador in their tournament debut, headed just wide in the closing seconds.

Photo: FIFA/Getty Images 

 

Asian Football Confederation

Beto Marden apresentará festival de bandas em “Cúmplices de Um Resgate”

Beto Marden apresentou "Ídolos" e "Astros"

Beto Marden apresentou “Ídolos” e “Astros”

Beto Marden começou a gravar uma participação especial em “Cúmplices de Um Resgate”, a próxima novela do SBT.

Vai como um mestre de cerimônias de um festival de bandas, em cenas dos primeiros capítulos.
O convite partiu de Ricardo Mantoanelli, que dirigiu Marden no “Ídolos”, “Astros” e “Se Ela Dança Eu Danço”.

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Rainer Cadete e Marcelo Serrado disputam “título” de maior gay da Globo

Rainer Cadete como Visky (E) e Marcelo Serrado como Crô

Rainer Cadete como Visky (E) e Marcelo Serrado como Crô

Na Globo, há quem garanta que o Visky de Rainer Cadete, em “Verdades Secretas”, foi criado também com o objetivo de “aposentar” de vez o Crô (Crodoaldo Valério), interpretado por Marcelo Serrado na televisão e no cinema.

Depois dessa, ninguém vai mais se lembrar dele.
Tudo para ver quem leva o “título” do gay mais marcante das novelas.

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

“Programa da Tarde” entra em contagem regressiva na Record

Britto Jr. e Ticiane Pinheiro apresentam o "Programa da Tarde"

Devido ao Pan de Toronto, em julho, o “Programa da Tarde” ficará um tempo sem exibições na Record.

Por exemplo, não será apresentado de 13 a 17 (segunda a sexta) e também nos dias 21, 23 e 24. Depois disso, resta saber como vai ficar.
De acordo com setores importantes da emissora, o programa não voltará mais.

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery