Our top stories:
Chelsea has completed the signing for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas. Fabregas was pictured in a Chelsea kit shortly after the show recorded yesterday. Pledged his full commitment to Chelsea over Facebook.
Manchester City has announced that they have completed the signing of Bacary Sagna. He will keep the #3 jersey number that he wore with Arsenal.
In other City news, Alexander Kolorov has signed a 3 year contract extension.
Everton have agreed to a five year contract with their manager Roberto Martinez.
Blackpool has named Jose Riga as their new manager. Bring more than 20 years of experience coaching and managing to the position.
David Bentley has announced his retirement from football. Most recently played for FC Rostov in Russia. The 29 year old says that he has fallen out of love with the game. Wanted to spend more time with his 3 month old twins and 4 year old. Also mentioned that he didn’t want to keep playing for the money.
ESPN’s Jorge Ramos reported that FIFA notified the USA to stand ready in the event Qatar is stripped of the World Cup. US Soccer director Sunil Gulati flatly denied this. Ramos has since deleted the initial tweet which claimed this.
Before we get to the rundown of yesterday’s match, we’ve got to announce the winner of the trivia contest brought to you by Ruffneck Scarves and Who Are Ya Designs. Our question for this week was “Who is the oldest scorer in World Cup history? Who did he score for?” Our answer, Roger Milla of Cameroon was correctly answered by several, but Stu Berry of @StuB3rry has been selected as the winner. He was the first respondent. Thanks for listening Stu, we’ll get you that gift certificate so you can head over to get yourself some gear from Who Are Ya and Ruffneck Scarves.
Recap of Brazil 3 - 1 over Croatia.
On to our upcoming matches for today:
We’ve got a World Cup triple header which will first feature Mexico against Cameroon in the other Group A clash. Match begins at high noon today on the East Coast.
We also have a rematch of the last World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands in the Group B opener.
Chile vs. Argentina will see those two teams meet for the first time in the World Cup since 1974.
Six Irish League matches will also take place tonight.