Let’s take a look at some outstanding football events that will take place in 2019.
Asian Cup (from January 5 to 1/2 in the UAE)
Asian Cup 2019 is Asia’s biggest football tournament at the national level so it promises to gather the top stars in the continent.
Champions League final (June 1 in Spain)
Spanish football has dominated the European Cup for the past few years. This year, the country of this Iberian peninsula has the honor to host the Champions League final (the match takes place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano). At the end of the group stage, Spain still has 3 representatives: Barca, Real Madrid and Atletico.
U20 World Cup Award (from May 23 to June 15 in Poland)
The U20 World Championship is considered a stage for young stars to come to light. Four Asian representatives participating in this tournament are Qatar, South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia (champion of the U19 Asian Championship).
UEFA Nations League Finals (June 5 to June 9 in Portugal)
In the first organization, the UEFA Nations League created a positive effect when all teams played hard, which means they do not only seeing this as a supplementary friendly tournament for EURO 2020 qualifiers.
There are four talents who are present in the final round: England, Portugal, Netherlands and Switzerland. According to the schedule, the UK and the Netherlands will touch each other to determine their representatives to attend the match. The other pair of semi-finals is a match between Switzerland and the home team Portugal.
America Copa 2019 (from June 14 to July 7 in Brazil)
With high-quality players, Brazil is rated highly in the South American Copa America Championship 2019, especially when they have home advantage. In addition to 10 familiar South American representatives, this year’s tournament also has two more guest teams from Asia, Japan and Qatar.
Football in 2016 has caught up with the general development trend of society with changes to increase the attractiveness of the king sport.
In 2016, there are two trends in football change: Changing laws and applying technology. After a long period of research and review, here are some of the most prominent adjustments about football law.
Only need 1 person to serve
What seems to be fundamental in football is that football must be kicked forward and is no longer required. Since then, having 2 players for serving is not necessary. So the image of only one player standing in the center circle at the ball delivery will become popular from 2016.
Red card before the match
Now, the referee can withdraw the red card for the player who has committed the wrong behavior even when the match has not started. The team with a player with a red card can still play with 11 people but must be another person.
No red card is required in the penalty area
Previously, every time the team had a player who made a mistake in the penalty area, they often received a “triple” penalty, including Red card for a foul player, the penalty for the opponent and suspension for the player to make a mistake. But FIFA has adjusted. If the referee finds that the player who made a mistake does not deliberately break the law, he will only need to receive a yellow card instead of a red card. Other cases still apply the old law.
Do not stop the ball when penalty kicks
Players can freely change the speed when making a penalty. However, if the player stops at the moment of taking the momentum, the player will be penalized with a yellow card and the penalty will turn into an indirect penalty.
Replace the 4th person in extra time
Striker Alvaro Morata established the history of world football when he came on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup final with Kashima Antlers. Morata became the first player to enter the field thanks to the fourth substitution right only in extra time. The new law was discussed by FIFA in March this year and applied for testing at the FIFA Club World Cup 2016.
The World Federation of Football Statistics and Statistics (IFFHS) has announced the list of the 10 best goalkeepers in the world in 2018. According to this list, David de Gea is only ranked 8th in the list of players.
On November 30, IFFHS announced the world’s best goalkeeper award 2018 by 90 leading experts. Accordingly, the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suddenly won thanks to the impressive performance in Chelsea shirt and the national team.
In 2018, Thibaut Courtois did not achieve a great title but was still highly appreciated for his stable performance. He contributed to help Belgium win 3rd place in the 2018 World Cup. The score that Thibaut Courtois achieved was 181 points.
The second place belongs to the goalkeeper of the French World Championship team, Hugo Lloris with 109 points. Hugo Lloris is not only an important factor in France’s 2018 World Cup championship but also an indispensable captain of Tottenham Club.
Coming in third place is the legendary goalkeeper – Buffon. Although Buffon did not leave many marks in the past year, he still won a high number of votes to overcome the talented juniors. Other famous goalkeepers like Navas, Oblak, Ter Stegen and Allison are also behind the Italian veteran.
David de Gea
David de Gea is only in eighth place. Another big surprise was that Manchester United’s David de Gea only ranked 8th after Alisson of Liverpool (ranked 7th), Barca’s Ter Stegen (No. 6), Atletico’s Oblak (ranked 5th) and Real’s Navas (on the 4th). Despite excellent performances in the colors of MU and Spain, but the poor performance of the “Red Devils” and the national team may be the cause of David de Gea not winning a high position in the list.
Amanda Ilestedt – Sweden
Amanda Ilestedt is a member of the Swedish women’s football team. She has a lovely Face, a well-proportioned body and gorgeous blonde hair. This beautiful player is known when she participated in the “Women’s Championship League” football tournament in 2012. Amanda Ilestedt is always sought after by major modeling companies around the world.
Alex Morgan – USA
Alex Morgan is one of the most famous female American football players. She has both talent and beauty. The striker currently holds the record “America’s youngest female player to be present in a Worldcup”. Currently, Alex Morgan is also doing some reality TV shows.
Lauren Sesselmann – USA
Lauren Sesselmann player looks like a model. She easily got fashion photography contracts outside the competition hours. This player is playing for the Canadian women’s team. Lauren and his teammates won the bronze medal in women’s football in the 2012 Olympics.
Hope Solo – USA
Those who have watched women’s football tournaments certainly cannot help but know the name Hope Solo. The goalkeeper of the US team is considered the best female goalkeeper in the history of world football. Besides, this female player is also highly appreciated with a personal face, attractive blue eyes and a standard body like a supermodel.
Laisa Andrioli – Brazil
Laisa Andrioli is a Brazilian player. She has the appearance of a supermodel. She has been a member of many prestigious clubs such as Internacional, Sao Caetano, Juventude … Currently, Laisa Andrioli ends her career on her lawn to become a professional model.
Toni Duggan – England
In 2013, Man City once caught attention when signing a 3-year contract with a female player from the country of fog – Toni Duggan. This player is not only good at soccer but also very beautiful. Previously, Everton offered to extend the contract. However, she firmly refused.
Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)
Robertson is the Liverpool defender. He has the most official kick in the Premier League 2017/18 (22 times). He has 5 assists for his teammates to score.
Benjamin Mendy (Man City)
Benjamin Mendy only played 360 minutes in the Premier League season he first joined. After that, the left-back had to rest because of injury. However, Mendy has 9 chances to create opportunities and 5 times to score goals. He is considered to be the most expensive left wing defender in the world. Mendy is working hard to prepare for the next Premier League season
Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)
Trippier regularly makes a goal for teammates to score like Robertson of Liverpool team. He has 5 assists for teammates scoring in the English Premier League 2017. Trippier defends very well. Besides, he has the ability to support his teammates to attack and penalty.
Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
Hector Bellerin is Spanish. He has the ability to run very fast. Bellerin has 2 goals and 3 assists for the English Premier League team 2017/18.
Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
Marcos Alonso is also a Spanish defender. He is the most goal-rich defender in the Premier League 2017/18. Marcos Alonso defended very well because he was able to master the situation well.
Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace)
Although Van Aanholt is a defender, he defends very poorly. The Dutchman’s strongest point is his attacking ability. Van Aanholt is a former Chelsea player. In the English Premier League 2017/18, he has 1 assist for teammates and has 5 goals.
Harry Maguire (Leicester).
Harry Maguire is the center-back. He is 1m94 tall. He has the ability to command good teammates at the 2018 World Cup. Maguire is a player of the Leicester team who plays very well. In the Premier League 2017/18, Maguire has 2 goals and 4 assists.
Sean Morrison (Cardiff)
Sean Morrison was honored as the best player in the team last season. You defend very well. Besides, he has 7 goals. This is a very impressive number.
Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
Ryan Sessegnon’s mission is to be a left-back and left winger. He made a strong impression on football fans. Ryan Sessegnon has 6 assists for teammates and has 15 goals.
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool)
Alexander-Arnold is the No. 1 right-back at Liverpool last season. Alexander-Arnold’s greatest strength is his ability to launch an attack. His weakness is defensive skills.
In football, besides good strikers, good defenders, a team that wants to win many victories needs a good goalkeeper. The goalkeeper, with his talent and excellent reflexes, can help the team escape the goals to see the final victory. This article will introduce the top 3 best goalkeepers in the world.
1. Manuel Neuer – the best goalkeeper in the world
Manuel Neuer is the top nominee in the list of the 10 best goalkeepers in the world. As a goalkeeper of Bayer Munich, in the last season, he has kept 27 clean sheets out of 52 appearances. When joining Germany to join the World Cup, in 7 games, he kept 4 clean sheets.
Best Bundesliga Goalkeeper: 2007
Best goalkeeper UEFA Champions League: 2008
Yellow World Cup 2014 gloves
IFFHS Best Goalkeeper: 2015
2. Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon is also one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He has won 18 times to keep a clean sheet in 33 matches for Juventus. The 36-year-old goalkeeper had a record 745 minutes of the tournament without conceding a goal.
Bravo Award: 1999
FIFA 100 (125 greatest players alive)
Yashin Award (Best FIFA World Cup Goalkeeper) 2006
Star squad World Cup 2006
European player of the year (Silver Ball) 2006
3. Peter Cech
Peter Cech is also one of the most outstanding goalkeepers in the world. Peter Cech was selected for the Euro 2004 team after bringing the Czech Republic to the semi-finals of Euro 2004. He was also voted the world’s best goalkeeper in 2005. In addition to the titles won by the same club and team, Peter Cech currently holds individual titles and noble records such as:
FA Premier League Player of the Month: March 2007
The best Czech Republic player in the year: 2005, 2006, 2007
Barclays: 2005, 2010 gold gloves.
The year 2018 has been over with lots of big football events around the world. In 2019, there are not many big events like World Cup or Euro. However, there are still some interesting football events to wait for. Let’s check out the great events of the football in 2019.
Champions League final (June 1st in Spain)
The Champions League final is always an important event of world football. This year, this match will be held at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano on June 1st. In the past 3 years, Real Madrid has dominated the Champions League when winning 3 consecutive championships. However, this year promises to change when other clubs have grown much stronger.
UEFA Nations League Finals (June 5th to June 9th in Portugal)
In the first organization, the UEFA Nations League created a good effect with many competitive matches. After qualifying, it was determined that four semi-finals for the Nations League were Dutch, Swiss, Portuguese and English. They will play in Portugal from June 5th to June 9th to determine the championship. In the first semi-finals, Portugal encountered Switzerland. Meanwhile, Britain and the Netherlands will clash in the other semi-final.
America Copa 2019 (from June 14th to July 7th in Brazil)
The performance of Brazil at 2018 World Cup was not really successful. However, Brazil is determined to win the 2019 Copa America, the tournament that they are going to host. However, it seems like a difficult task since there are many strong teams competing in this event such as Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, etc. In addition to 10 South American teams, this year’s tournament also has the presence of two guest teams, Japan and Qatar.
There are certainly many interesting things to expect from these biggest world football events. Let’s wait to see!