Bolívia 1 x 3 Peru

O JOGO

Felipe Barbalho, em Temuco (Chile)

 

Para sorte, ou azar, da torcida do Flamengo, Guerrero voltou a fazer gols depois de quase três meses. Problema é que a boa atuação do atacante recém-contratado ao Corinthians adiou por mais um tempo a estreia com a camisa rubro-negra do novo candidato a ídolo. Com muita liberdade entre o trio de zagueiros adversários, o peruano marcou três vezes e garantiu a vitória por 3 a 1 sobre a Bolívia – Marcelo Moreno descontou -, na noite desta quinta-feira, no estádio Germán Becker, em Temuco, e a classificação do terceiro colocado de 2011 pela segunda vez seguida entre os quatro melhores da Copa América. Na segunda-feira, o desafio é contra o Chile, no Estádio Nacional de Santiago, às 20h30 (de Brasília).

DESTAQUE
GUERRERO DE GALA

Parecia mentira. Guerrero não balançava a rede desde o dia 1º de abril, quando marcou três vezes pelo Corinthians no 4 a 0 sobre o Danúbio, pela Taça Libertadores. Na décima partida desde então, o camisa 9 voltou a fazer o que mais sabe, de novo com um hat-trick, com o estilo matador que o caracterizou, na conclusão e comemoração. No primeiro tempo, foram oito finalizações e duas assistências. No segundo, precisou de só de três para deixar mais um. Com os três, empata com Vidal na artilharia da Copa América e só pode estrear pelo clube da Gávea no mínimo no dia 5 de julho, contra o Figueirense, no Maracanã. Isso se chegar e entrar para jogar depois da decisão de terceiro na sexta ou na final do sábado anterior. Alô, torcida do Flamengo!

DESTAQUE
DE ENCHER OS OLHOS

Quem estava na tribuna do estádio Germán Becker deve ter ficado em dúvida se olhava para o campo ou para trás. Muito provavelmente, ficou com torcicolo. Assim como o namorado, o goleador da noite Paolo Guerrero, a modelo Alondra García Miró também contribuiu para o espetáculo ficar mais bonito.

DESTAQUE
DE DAR PENA

Desde o início, os bolivianos se mostraram frágeis demais para o confronto. Diante da velocidade intensa dos peruanos, nem os três zagueiros do ferrolho armado por Mauricio Soria conseguiram conter as finalizações seguidas do adversário. Diante da insegurança defensiva, até o goleiro Quinónez, destaque contra o Equador na primeira fase, foi mal. Só Marcelo Moreno se salvou, com muita movimentação no ataque, quatro finalizações, três delas na meta, e o gol de honra.

DESTAQUE
PRÉVIA DE SEGUNDA

No quase lotado estádio, a maioria dos 16.872 espectadores fizeram um ensaio em menor escala do que os peruanos vão encontrar no Estádio Nacional de Santiago durante a semifinal contra os anfitriões. Deu mais para ouvir os gritos e canções dos chilenos – até o hino foi entoado – do que propriamente a comemoração dos peruanos.

GLOBO ESPORTE.COM

Filmagens do curta-metragem Veneno estão concluídas

Tiago Santiago concluiu as filmagens do seu primeiro curta-metragem, “Veneno”…
… O elenco reúne Sacha Bali, Ligia Fagundez, Pathy de Jesus e Marcos Pitombo, entre outros.
Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

SBT ergue tenda enorme para gravações do Mão na Massa

Ticiana Villas Boas continua gravando a toque de caixa o seu “Mão na Massa” num haras em Sorocaba…
… Uma grande tenda foi transformada em estúdio, num formato bem próximo do original italiano.
Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Women’s World Cup: After FIFA corruption, Matildas bring back joy to the beautiful game #AUS

June 25, 2015 – 10:36PM

Roy Masters

Sports Columnist

David Gallop always buys a new book to read on a long plane journey but he has turned to Shakespeare in recent weeks.

Perhaps it was the FIFA meetings in Europe that had the FFA chief thinking Macbeth, Act 11, Scene 111: “Where we are, there’s daggers in men’s smiles.”

But on his return from Canada, where he attended the opening ceremony of the Womens’ World Cup, he felt reinvigorated by the inherent decency and work ethic of the Matildas.

Feeling the heat: Australia's Kyah Simon and Leena Khamis train on synthetic turf in Edmonton this week.

Feeling the heat: Australia’s Kyah Simon and Leena Khamis train on synthetic turf in Edmonton this week.

Perhaps there was a little of the stars in the eyes of Shakespeare’s Miranda when she first saw the outside world, declaring in The Tempest Act V, Scene 1, “How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, “That has such people in it.”

Then came Australia’s victory over Brazil, making the Matildas the first of our senior soccer teams to win a knockout match at a global tournament.

“If there is one quote from Shakespeare that does not apply to our womens’ football team, ” Gallop declared, “It is the line from Hamlet: ‘Frailty, thy name is women.'”

Whereas Hamlet was referring to his mother as the archetypal woman, Gallop was thinking cartilages, tendons, bones and injuries to knees and shoulders.

“Our goalkeeper, Lydia Williams, has come back from two ACL injuries,” he said of knee reconstructions which sideline AFL and NRL players for a season.

“She played her first game back only a month ago.”

The other star of the victory over Brazil was Kyah Simon, the goal scorer.

Like Williams she is indigenous and has also suffered an ACL injury.

For some reason, female soccer players suffer more knee injuries than the men but whereas the Messis and Rooneys have millions of dollars to ease their arthritic joints in retirement, the women will be public hospital patients when crepitation reaps its delayed harvest.

“The pay disparity of $3,000 for a losing quarter final, compared to $66,000 at the mens’ Asian Cup, compared to the injury toll, reflects the disparity,” Gallop said.

And it’s not as if the Matildas don’t compete with men.

Before the team left Sydney for Canada in late May, they played a practice match against a male squad because coach Alen Stajcic was aware their Nigerian opponents played a physical style.

Shakespeare would have had some fun with that, considering women weren’t allowed on the stage at the Globe, with men playing womens’ roles in his plays.

In fact, most of the Matildas first began playing the sport with males.

Streaming by gender did not begin until they were 13.

The first (male) World Cup in our time zone occurred in 2002 when the tournament was played in Japan and Korea.

David Beckham was the star, married to Posh Spice and his popularity was further enhanced by the release of the film later that year, “Bend It Like Beckham.”

It detonated a womens’ soccer boom in Australia, making the sport cool, with many of the future Matildas joining age groups dominated by boys.

If there is one major difference between the men and womens’ game, apart from the power with which the ball is kicked, it is the greater importance of the goalkeeper in the female game.

“Girls can’t jump,” one soccer fan whispered, meaning that when a sport has an athlete like Williams who can smother a shot like a circus performer catching a cannonball, she is invaluable.

Girls can jump, as anyone who has been to Little Athletics knows and women can jump as Williams displayed with her brilliant effort against Brazil, so we need to find another reason for the greater role of the goalkeeper in the womens’ game.

Perhaps it is the Zen-like concentration required at penalty shoot outs, sport’s most diabolical invention.

Consider the career of 35-year-old Matildas reserve goal keeper, Melissa Barbieri, who played a season in a Melbourne semi professional male competition.

Capped 86 times, she has looked up field a thousand times and seen opponents weave towards her with deft abandon.

But she has also turned the TV on to watch the mens’ World Cup where the fortunes are often decided by the ability of the players to re-enact the death scene from Othello.

“I think women can set an example for men in a sport which was once called a sissy’s game in our country,” said Gallop, without a thought for FIFA or Lady Macbeth.

 

The Canberra Times

Flávio Ricco comenta desempenho de Camila Pitanga na novela Babilônia

Camila Pitanga interpreta Regina, e promete entrar na briga e responder à altura das vilãs Beatriz e Inês (Foto: Felipe Monteiro/Gshow)]
Camila Pitanga interpreta Regina, e promete entrar na briga e responder à altura das vilãs Beatriz e Inês
(Foto: Felipe Monteiro/Gshow)
Camila Pitanga continua sendo o alvo de muitas críticas pelo seu desempenho em “Babilônia”…
… Por aqui mesmo já se falou sobre isso…
… Mas vamos combinar que o papel dela, Regina, nunca foi lá uma grande coisa.
Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

SBT apresentou para executivos cenas das novelas Cúmplices de um Resgate

SBT recebeu ontem aqueles que licenciam os produtos das suas novelas, em evento apresentado por Maisa Silva e Jean Paulo Campos…
… Na oportunidade, os presentes assistiram algumas das primeiras cenas de “Cúmplices de um resgate”.
Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Joeys in final preparations ahead of AFF Championship

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Joeys coach Tony Vidmar will have one final training camp next week ahead of selecting his squad for the AFF U16 Youth Championships in Cambodia.

The camp will take place at the AIS from June 30-July 2 ahead of the tournament in Phnom Penh which starts at the end of July.

It will be a vital lead-up tournament ahead of the AFC Under-16 Championship qualifiers are held in September.

If the young Aussies progress to the AFC Under-16 tournament in 2016, the top four sides their will progress to the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.

“[This camp] will be all about making final decisions on the squad that we will take to that tournament,” Technical director Peter de Roo said.

“At the same time it will enable us to start working more specifically on our style and philosophy; which we will then build on in Cambodia.

“The AFF U16 Youth Championships will be a perfect tournament to prepare the players for the AFC U16 Qualifiers in September, because it will give the players their first experience of playing international football in Asia and give them a good idea of what they’ll be up against in the qualifiers.”

The Joeys have been drawn in a group with Myanmar, Vietnam and Guam for September’s under-16 AFC championships.

Players taking part in next week’s camp are:

Rahmat Akbari, Zachary Bates, Luke Bodnar, Jacob Botic, Lachlan Brook, Eduardo Castaneda, Stefan Colakovski, Zachary Duncan, Jacob Italiano, Joshua Kelic, Jasper Kelley, Joel King, Marco Krantis, Anthony, Martis, Mersim Memeti, Mark Moric, Mirza Muratovic, Ramy Najjarine, Ben Obst, Dylan Pierias, Nathan Prince, John Roberts, Dylan Ryan, Patrick Scibilio, Jaidon Selden, Ahmed Sweedan, Kai Trewin, Andrew Visciglio.

Football Federation Australia

Conditions no concern for red-hot Matildas #AUS v #JPN

Kyah Simon celebrates one of her two goals against Nigeria.
Kyah Simon has played down the impact that predicted hot temperatures will have on the Westfield Matildas’ World Cup quarter-final clash with Japan in Edmonton.

Sunday’s clash (6am AEST) is forecast to reach 31°C at Commonwealth Stadium, with the heat at ground level set to swell closer to 50°C due to the synthetic surface.

Simon – who turned 24 on Thursday – admitted the conditions would be testing but suggested the experience of playing in Australia could prove crucial for Alen Stajcic’s side.

“Obviously both teams are in the same conditions, so no matter what we feel the Japanese are going to be feeling the exact same,” Simon told reporters in Edmonton.

“For us thankfully in our domestic league we play in the Australian summer so we’ve played in conditions over 40 degrees before and we are familiar with it.

 

“We’re used to playing in those hot conditions. It’s going to be tough either way but it’s up to us to control what we can control.

“We’ll have to make sure we’re at top hydration levels and we go into the game keeping ourselves as best physically prepared as we can.”

World Champions Japan have been in ominous form in Canada, winning all three of their group matches before disposing of the Netherlands in the round of 16.

The Matildas suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to the Japanese in last year’s Asian Cup final and Simon pinpointed the Matildas’ discipline as the key to causing an upset on Sunday.

 

“We obviously play a lot in Asia and play against a lot of Asian opponents and we’ve faced Japan on several occasions,” she said.

“They’re a quality side, they’re probably in my books the strongest Asian country there is, technically gifted and they’re a strong possession based team.

“We’re going to have to defend like we defend but when we get the ball it becomes even more important to hold it.

“I think for us it’s crucial we hold that defensive structure strong but in transition I think we can catch teams out with the firepower we’ve got up front.”

Simon came off the bench to net the winner in Monday’s win over Brazil but said she was content to play to any role coach Alen Stajcic deploys her in.

 

“As much as I want to be a starter in the eleven, I might have a different role like I did in the last game against Brazil,” she said.

“I’m not too sure but at the end of the day it’s the coach’s decision.

“Obviously I’d love to start but if the team needs me to come off the bench then that’s what I’ll do.”

 


Football Federation Australia