Nightmare start for Olyroos |MUNDIAL MORNINGS

FRIDAY 15 JANUARY 2016

 

The Olyroos face an uphill road for Olympic Games
qualification, after losing 1-0 to UAE this morning.

It was a poor performance all round for the Green and Gold,
despite dominating possession. The game was filled with wasted chances and
sloppy defending, which the Olyroos would live to regret.

The Olyroos did score, but at the wrong end of the pitch. A
horror moment for Melbourne Victory defender Giancarlo Gallifuoco saw his
attempted clearance go into his own net.

Australian Coach Aurelio Vidmar was disappointed with the
end result.

“We didn’t execute very well, especially in the final third.
We had a fair bit of possession and the play but we weren’t able to execute in
the final third. When you don’t have that many opportunities it makes it very
difficult to win the game.”

REAL AND ATLETICO MADRID COP HEFTY TRANSFER BANS

 Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have each
been handed with a one year transfer ban from FIFA.

Both teams are under speculation for signing foreign players
under the age 18 without registration.

The two Spanish powerhouse clubs are set to appeal the bans.
Barcelona were handed a similar ban in 2014 but still managed to sign Arda
Turan and Aleix Vidal?

Go figure..

ARSENAL’s SUPER SIGNING

 Arsenal FC’s new £7.4m signing Mohamed Elneny is worth every
cent. The young 23 year old Egyptian played out of FC Basel in the Swiss league
and displays early signs of a true athlete.

He covered more ground than anyone in the league during his
spells in the Champions League last season and Europa League this season.

This midfielder is exactly what the Gunners need. Someone
who is durable and that is free of injuries.

Elneny is a family man, a hard worker and a determined
footballer. His strict religious schedule reflects his personality as a player.
The Egyptian takes pride in his football ability and is a workhorse in the
midfield.

The one thing that could be a problem for the Gunners is the
Egyptian Army. Elneny is required to fill at least one year in the army before
he is 30, unless excused by the Egyptian Government.

Other Top Transfers:

Vagner
Love: Corinthians (BRA) > A.S MONACO (FRA)

Steven
Caulker:  Queens Park Rangers (ENG) >
Liverpool FC (ENG)  LOAN

By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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