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Who are the top 10 stars expected to compete for the Golden Ball 2020?

The Bleacher Report page made an early prediction of the Top 10 Golden Ball 2020 soon after the 2019 Golden Ball was awarded to Messi at the end of last year.

Lionel Messi broke the equilibrium in the Golden Ball competition with Cristiano Ronaldo last year when he had his sixth lift to receive this noble award. They also appeared on the list of players predicted by Bleacher Report to be included in this year’s Top 10 Golden Balls.

Even the prestigious American sports website predicts Messi will continue to receive the highest award from France Football magazine this year to become the first player to win 7 Golden Balls.

Bleacher Report said that Messi was still the heart of Barca, the player that the team could always rely on and he always knowed how to score when necessary.

Bleacher Report even predicts Messi will help Barca win the Champions League this season and win the first trophy with the Argentina team in the Copa America that has been delayed because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo was not appreciated after finishing third in the 2019 Golden Ball race. The Portuguese striker won the domestic title at Juventus but was not enough to compete for the award.

According to the judgment, Ronaldo only has the opportunity to win the Golden Ball this year when helping Juventus win the Champions League, or with the Portuguese team to win Euro 2020 (also delayed because of the COVID-19 epidemic).

Top 10 Golden Ball 2020 according to Bleacher Report’s prediction

1. Lionel Messi

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

3. Sadio Mane

4. Virgil van Dijk

5. Antoine Griezmann

6. Kylian Mbappe

7. Kevim de Bruyne

8. Neymar

9. Eden Hazard

10. Robert Lewandowski

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Messi, Ronaldo and 10 Champions League records can never be broken

Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have created many spectacular landmarks in the Champions League, including 10 records that can never be broken.

1. The fastest hat-trick (7 and a half minutes – Bafetimbi Gomis vs Dinamo Zagreb, 2011/12)

Sadio Mane can score the fastest hat-trick in the Premier League with 2 minutes and 56 minutes, but in the C1 Cup no one can compare. With 7 and a half minutes, the Lyon striker surpassed the record set by Mike Newell in 1995.

2. Most goals in a knockout match (5 – Lionel Messi vs Leverkusen, 2011/12)

Messi was the only player to score 5 goals in 90 minutes in a knockout match, helping Barca destroy Leverkusen 7-1 in the round of 1/8.

3. Keep the most clean sheets in a row (10 – Jens Lehmann – October 2005 to April 2006)

After conceding to Ajax in the second match of 2005/06 against Arsenal, Lehmann went through the remaining 4 group stage matches and the entire knockout round and conceded no goal.

Sent off after 18 minutes in the final, Lehmann kept a clean sheet a total of more than 800 minutes, or 13.5 hours.

4. Most goals for a goalkeeper (3 – Hans-Jorg Butt)

It’s hard to believe that a goalkeeper scored 3 goals in the Champions League and all against Juventus.

Butt humiliated Juventus in Hamburg, Leverkusen and Bayern Munich with all three goals from the penalty spot.

5. Most goals in a match (12 – Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warsaw, 2016/17)

The crazy match took place at Signal Iduna Park 4 years ago with Reus and Kagawa making twice. Remarkably, up to 6 goals were scored after the first 29 minutes only.

6. Oldest player (43 years and 253 days – Marco Ballotta vs Real Madrid, 2007/08)

Ballotta conceded 3 goals against Real Madrid just a few months before his 44th birthday, breaking Alessandro Costacurta’s previous record of nearly 3 years.

It should be noted that the second oldest player in the tournament’s history, Olexandr Shovkovskiy, is still two years behind Ballotta.

7. Most goals in a season (17 – Cristiano Ronaldo, 2013/14)

The Real Madrid superstar scored 9 goals in the group stage, 4 goals in the 1/8 round, 1 goal in the quarterfinals, 2 in the semi-finals and another in the final.

The only person who has ever approached to beat this record is Ronaldo.

8. The match with the most spectators (115,500 – Barcelona vs PSG, 1994/95)

Although the Nou Camp still boasts the largest capacity in the Champions League, changes to the stadium’s rules have reduced the number of spectators in modern times. Fans may never see this 6-digit landmark again.

9. The defender has the most goals in a match (3 – Layvin Kurzawa vs Anderlecht, 2017/18)

PSG left-back became the first player to achieve this feat two years ago. No defender will ever score 4 in a Champions League match.

10. Youngest player to make a hat-trick (18 years and 114 days – Raul vs Ferencvaros, 1995/96)

Only five teenage players have ever scored a Champions League hat-trick, of which Real Madrid legend Raul is the youngest.

Real Madrid’s Rodrygo Goes threatened this record by setting up a hat-trick against Galatasaray last year with more than 200 days.

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Top famous players in Asian football (Part 3)

5. Tim Cahill

Is an Australian professional footballer playing for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian national team Super League and Australia. Previously, he has played for Millwall, Everton, New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown and Melbourne City. Cahill played as an attacking midfielder, but also played as a forward on many occasions. A Box-to-box midfielder, Cahill has a playstyle.

Cahill is Australia’s top scorer, scoring 50 goals in 107 matches since 2004. [4] He was the first Australian to score at a World Cup. Cahill has scored in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and has scored the most goals of any Australian in the World Cup with five goals. In 2007, he became the first Australian player to score at the AFC Asian Cup. Cahill is known for his expertise with virtuous tactical vision, long range ability, abundant physical strength and tactical adaptations, Cahill has scored many goals with his head. He is well known for his way of scoring the goal with his posture of boxing on the corner flagpole.

Cahill has been in the Everton main team for many years, helping the team maintain an important position for a place in the Europa League on the English Premier League. In Australia, he joined the team to win the AFC Asian Cup in 2015.

Cahill scored three goals in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign when Australia reached the third finals in a row.

On March 5, 2014, in a friendly match against the World Cup against Ecuador, Cahill became Australia’s top scorer with 31 goals, scoring twice in a 3-4 loss.

Cahill scored Australia’s only goal in his opening match against Chile on June 13, 2014. He and the Portuguese stars are: Cristiano Ronaldo, Mexican defender Rafael Márquez, Dutchman Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben, German players Miroslav Klose and American Clint Dempsey are the only players to score in three consecutive World Cups: the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

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Top famous players in Asian football (Part 1)

Asian football although their football background is not as developed as European or South American football. Asian players have world-class qualities. Here are the most famous Asian players.

1. Park Ji-sung

He is a former professional Korean footballer who used to be a midfielder, and is currently the club ambassador for Manchester United.

Born in Goheung, Jeollanam-do, Park is the most successful Asian player in history, having won 19 titles in his career. He is the first Asian football player to have won the UEFA Champions League, to participate in the UEFA Champions League final, as well as the first Asian to win the FIFA Club World Cup. Park can play anywhere in midfield and is noted for his exceptional fitness level, discipline, work ethic and out-of-ball movement. 

Park’s talent was received by Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and he signed Park for around £ 4 million in July 2005. During his time at United, Park won the Premier League title four times and also won 2007 UEFA Champions League championship and 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. He moved to Queens Park Rangers in July 2012 after reducing the number of appearances for Manchester United last season. However, a season of injury disruption with QPR, combined with the club’s relegation, led to Park rejoining PSV on loan for the 2013-14 season.

As a member of the Korean national team, Park won 100 points and scored 13 goals. He is a member of the team that finished fourth at the 2002 World Cup. He also represented his country at the 2006 World Cup and was the captain at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Park scored in three consecutive tournaments (the first time South Korea and only the second Asian player to do so) and is currently Korea’s top scorer in the World Cup final with three goals , along with Ahn Jung-hwan and Son Heung-Min.

2. Ahn Jung-hwan

Is a former Korean football player and TV character. A legend of Korean football, he gained world attention by scoring a golden goal for Korea against Italy in the second round of the 2002 World Cup, and he was fired from Italian club Perugia with that year due to not meeting expectations.

Ahn also played for clubs in Japan, France, Germany and China, and was selected for Korea in two more World Cups, in 2006 and 2010. After retiring as a soccer player, he became a TV host (JTBC’s Please Take Care of My) and a football commentator.

Ahn married former Miss Korea Lee Hye-won in 2001 and received this nickname by kissing his wedding ring after every goal he scored. Unlike football, Ahn is noted for his model-like appearance and has appeared in many make-up ads. The Korean media often shows a similar facial appearance between the soccer player and actor Cha In-pyo. He said that as a pure compliment.

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Top famous players in Asian football (Part 2)

3. Heung Min Son

He is the most famous Korean football player today. As a Korean professional footballer, players like winger or a striker for Tottenham Hotspur Premier League club and captain of the Korean national team.

Son completed his development at Hamburger SV, where he debuted in the Bundesliga in Germany in 2010. In 2013, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen with a record 10 million euros and played for the club in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League. During his time at Tottenham, he became Asia’s top scorer in Premier League history.

He also represented Korea at the 2018 Asian Games, where the team won the gold medal as well as the 2011 and 2015 versions of the AFC Asian Cup, ending the 2015 season he received the award for “the best young player of the tournament.”

3. Shinji Kagawa

As a professional Japanese footballer playing for German club Borussia Dortmund and Japanese national team. Kagawa started his professional career at home with Cerezo Osaka before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2010. After two years with Dortmund, Kagawa signed a contract with Manchester United with a four-year contract. Two years later, he returned to Dortmund. A midfielder scoring goals, he is known for his “vision, technique, movement and skillful passage”. Kagawa holds the record for most appearances and goals for a Japanese player in UEFA club competitions.

Since making his international debut in May 2008, he has won more than 80 appearances. On November 29, 2012, Kagawa was named International Player of the Asian Football Federation of the Year.

4. Atsuto Uchida

As a professional Japanese soccer player, he plays for the J1 League club Kashima Antlers and the Japanese national football team as a right-back.

He is considered to be the best full-back of Japanese football. Uchida used to be together with Shalker Club 04 to win the German Super Cup in 2010/2011 season. He also joined the Japanese soccer team to win the AFC football cup in 2011.

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Asian sports village is disordered due to corona virus

Many running events and events that focus on crowds are canceled or delayed.

Not just in China, across the region is witnessing a wave of changes in plans for sporting events. According to Reuters statistics , at least 15 major sporting events have been postponed or canceled. 

Chinese National Super Cup

As planned, the Chinese National Super Cup will be held on February 15 at Suzhou Olympic Sports Center. However, the Chinese Football Association has announced a postponement of the match between the two clubs Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai Shenhua until further notice.

Chinese professional basketball tournament

The second phase of the 2019-2020 season will be halted in the future due to the impact of the coronary pneumonia outbreak. According to the original plan, the matches will start on February 1. Currently, the new schedule has not been determined because it depends on the extent of the impact of the disease, as well as the recommendations of the government.

Asian indoor track and field championships

Asian Athletics Association said it would cancel the tournament on February 12 to February 13 in Hangzhou, China. In a statement, the Association’s leaders said this was to ensure the health and safety of athletes and the community.

The World Indoor Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing is also scheduled from March 13-15 to the following year. 

Asian futsal championship 2020

On the afternoon of February 3, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) sent a notice of postponement of the Asian futsal championship to participating countries, including Vietnam. Previously, the tournament is scheduled to take place from February 26 to March 8 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. AFC has not set a date for the re-competition, it all depends on the situation of corona virus.

Motor racing

Formula E motor race in Sanya canceled its schedule on March 21. This move made the organizers of the Formula One race in a position ready to change the schedule. The Chinese Grand Prix is ​​scheduled to take place in Shanghai on April 19.

Tournament running in Hong Kong

According to the original schedule, the Hong Kong Marathon will take place on February 8 and February 9. However, the widespread spread of the epidemic caused the organizer to decide to cancel the award, even though the number of registered members reached 74,000.

In addition to the postponed tournaments, canceled, many other major sporting events are also in an alarm state. The host country of Japan has expressed concern about the spread of the corona virus and worried about its impact on the schedule of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Tournament leader Toshiro Muto told the BBC that he hoped the translation would be extinguished as quickly as possible.

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Devin Booker NBA Championship 2K Players Tournament

Devin Booker was named the “King of the Game” at the American professional basketball tournament when he became the NBA 2K Players Tournament Champion.

The golden face in the video game village Devin Booker claimed himself at the NBA 2K Players Tournament after defeating his Phoenix Suns teammate DeAndre Ayton in the Final Series. Booker won both games to claim the 2K king in the NBA player world.

Since the Semifinals, the tournament has been played in a 3 to 2 2 match format, and Booker has not lost any games. In the Semifinals, he easily won Game 1 by using LA Clippers to beat Montrezl Harrell’s Houston Rockets with 68-54. Harrell decided to use Milwaukee Bucks at a difficult time but ended up losing 62-65 to Toronto Raptors.

The remaining battle in the Semifinals also took place between Suns – Clippers players DeAndre Ayton and Patrick Beverley. Like Booker, Ayton won both games to win the right to go thanks to the Brooklyn Nets and the Phoenix Suns themselves.

The internal confrontation between the two Phoenix Suns players was relatively noisy with many trash talks. Booker with Houston Rockets won an impressive game in game 1 with 72-62, reaching throwing efficiency up to 63%.

In the next game, DeAndre Ayton had to use the strongest team of NBA 2K, Milwaukee Bucks, although he had never controlled this team. However, Ayton’s chances of reversing the game were nearly zero when Booker achieved a throwing efficiency of 71% in the first two rounds against the Denver Nuggets. He won the final with a score of 74-62.

The Phoenix Suns defender said that he had played NBA Championship 2K Players Tournament a lot since he was a kid. Growing up, he had used to play video games. It all depended on the timing and the coordination between hands and eyes”.

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Why Son Heung Min repatriated in the middle of the epidemic season?

According to sources from the British press, Son Heung Min is looking forward to the occasion of this repatriation to complete his military service.

Last weekend, the Tottenham board allowed Son Heung Min and Steven Bergwijn to return home. While Steven Bergwijn has a reason to go back to the Netherlands to welcome his first daughter, Son Heung Min only has personal reasons.

Although the cause of his return to South Korea was not disclosed, according to a British newspaper investigation, the striker returned to his homeland to complete the mandatory military service lasting 4 weeks.

Under Korean law, healthy men will be required to join military service for 21 months. However, he was special after winning the ASIAD 2018 with Korea U23. Therefore, this player only had to attend a 4-week training course.

Initially, Son Heung Min planned to complete this military training in the summer, but in the context of the leading European leagues delayed indefinitely, it is likely that this player will not have time to practice. practice in the summer.

However, when returning to Korea, he still has to wait for moves from Tottenham. If the club allows it, he can attend because by expected, the Premier League can return on April 30.

If all goes well, he will start attending a military training course in Jeju on April 20 because currently, the player is still isolated for 14 days after returning from England. After 4 weeks of completing the training, the striker born in 1992 will return to England to join forces with Tottenham.

This is also an opportunity for him to maintain fitness during the long break. The striker broke his right arm in the match against Aston Villa. Therefore, during the past time, he was not allowed to exercise heavily.

In addition to the two players Son Heung Min and Steven Bergwijn, the Spurs players are still training online according to the physical lesson plans of the fitness coach.

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Which team is going to take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

Australia has excelled in overtaking its rivals on Uzbekistan, winning the last ticket of the Asian region to participate in this summer’s Olympics.

Unfortunately for Uzbekistan U23 – the champion of 2018 after defeating the teachers and coach Park Hang-seo, when breathless at a critical time. The idea that the Central Asian team knocked UAE to 5-1 in the quarterfinals will be a match for South Korea in the race to the title of champion. However, coach Drulovic proved exhausted suddenly collapsed at the stage of deciding to win tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

In the semi-finals, U23 Saudi Arabia with an effective counter-attacking style played a “final blow” in the 87th minute, making Uzbekistan “disillusioned” with the championship. The bronze medal match is also very similar to the scenario in the semi-finals.

Uzbekistan dominated and constantly had chances to score but were ineffective. D’Agostino striker in an ecstatic ball situation tore the goalkeeper Nematov, setting up a 1-0 victory for Australia.

As such, U23 Australia, South Korea and Saudi Arabia are the representatives of Asian football. It is fair to judge that this is a fair and reasonable result.

Socceroos, Saudi Arabia and South Korea have shown the experience through many major tournaments. Plus host U23 Japan, Asia is the area with many teams competing in the Summer Olympics.

Meanwhile, Europe also identified four names to win tickets to this year’s Tokyo Olympics. These are France, Romania, Germany and Spain. In the U23 European finals, Spain won the victory over German with a score of 2-1, thereby winning the championship for the fifth time. The remaining two tickets belong to France and Romania after losing in the semi-finals.

The other four teams that qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers are South Africa, Ivory Coast, Egypt and New Zealand.

The last four tickets belong to South America, ending the qualifier on February 9 and Concacaf. Currently, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile are the 4 dominant teams in South America. Meanwhile, the U23 Concacaf final will be played from March 20 to April 1.

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FIFA and AFC met to decide on delaying the 2022 World Cup qualifier

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will meet with FIFA this weekend to discuss the upcoming second round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers ahead of the possibility of being postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

The AFC said the meeting took place (scheduled July 7 and 8.3) amid growing health concerns and travel restrictions due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic. The organization revealed it held preliminary discussions with a number of Eastern regional member federations on the second round of the 2022 World Cup in March and June.

Members of the eastern region include China, South Korea and Japan – the countries hardest hit by the Covid-19 epidemic.

A total of 32 matches in 8 groups will be held this March at the latest stage of the second round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia. These matches are also part of the qualifying process for the 2023 Asian Cup finals in China.

By the end of day 2.3, nearly 90,000 cases of Covid-19 infection had been reported worldwide since the beginning of the epidemic, of which more than half of infected people had recovered; More than 3,000 people died.

Southeast Asian leagues are postponed due to Covid-19

Indonesia is the latest country to announce a postponement of schedule for the national championship football tournament after Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines.

Under the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic, Asian and Southeast Asian countries are reducing their spread by temporarily postponement of schedules for sporting events, including the national football championship.

In a recent announcement on the morning of March 16, the Indonesian Football Confederation (PSSI) said the country’s professional football leagues (including Liga 1 and Liga 2) will be delayed.

In Southeast Asia, the Thai League is the first league to announce delays due to the influence of Covid-19. The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has set the date of competition back to 18/4.