Welsh waiting game after Israel stalemate | MUNDIAL MORNINGS

image
image
image

MONDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2015

image

Wales will have to wait until October 10 to
confirm their place for the Euro’s in 2016 after failing to defeat Israel at
home.

You would have thought Israel were a carbon-copy of Jose
Mourinho’s Chelsea FC, parking the bus which kept the game scoreless at Cardiff
last night.

There was no doubt it wasn’t their day, as thousands of
frustrated Welsh fans struggled to enter the stadium on time due to disorganization
by the match stewards.

Controversial missed penalty decisions, failed chances
combined with some great saves from Israeli goalkeeper Ofir Marciano was enough
to keep Wales scoreless for the entire match.

Wales finally scored through Bales flick on to Church, only
to be ruled offside.

Belgium defeated a resilient Cyprus 1-0 through a late goal
from Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard.

This means Wales will need to defeat Bosnia and Herzegovina
next month in October to clinch their qualifying spot for next year’s European
competition.  

If successful, it will be the first time Wales has played
part in a major tournament since the World Cup in 1958.

image

ITALY SERIE B- INTRODUCES GOOD BEHAVIOUR GREEN CARD

image

 The Italian FA is sick of the un-sportsman like conduct from
players, and will be the first league to introduce a new Green card to recognize good player behaviour.

Despite the fact that the cards will play no advantage to either
team, it allows the referees to calculate the best sportsman.

“We think that football needs positive messages,” a
spokesman for Italy’s Serie B league told BBC Sport on
Saturday. “This sport is too often embroiled in controversy that drives
people away from the stadiums.”

That’s not the only card that could
be experimented; UEFA boss Michel Platini wants to see White cards introduced.
These will punish players for poor player conduct with the referee’s which the
president believes is a big problem at the moment in football. Receiving a
White Card would result in a 10 minute time-out on the sideline, similar to the style used in America’s Ice Hockey league.

image

BLAST FROM THE PAST!

image

Dutch superstar Edgar Davids has
turned back time, after scoring a wonder goal in a charity match between his
Laureus All Stars team and Real Madrid Legends.

The 42 year old was always known
as an entertainer on the field, and proved he’s still got it after scoring a
rocket from outside of the box.

Davids, known for his spells with
Juventus, AC Milan and Ajax, is still in incredible shape for his age and looks
like he could still play with the top dogs.

 Checkout this outside of the foot screamer: 

Didier Drogba is still world class, scoring a hat-trick in his first start for MLS club
Montreal Impact.

The 37 year olds hat-trick made
the difference, in their tight win over Chicago Fire 4-3.

Drogba is yet another star player
to move to the MLS in the latter stages of his career.

These three goals will prove that
like Davids, Drogba’s still got it.

image

By ARI CHARILAOU

Mundial Mornings is your morning wrap of world football. The latest news, transfers, matches, rumours from Australia and the world delivered every morning.
Follow THE TURF on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

Ari Charilaou