Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Figo expects the Portugal national team to be the champion

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Figo expects the Portugal national team to be the champion

Real Madrid legend Luis Figo expects the Portugal national team to be the champion in the upcoming 2018 World Cup.

Portugal managed to pass the qualifying round and then being in group B, they can get away with only one defeat.

Cristiano Ronaldo cs can get away as group winners with Raihan 27 points. They are ahead of goal difference over Switzerland in second place.

In the draw in the final round, Portugal get into group B. Their opponents in the group are Spain, Morocco, and Iran.

Figo also very hope Selecao can escape from the group phase and after that can be the champion. He also claimed to be a champion would be very difficult, but he still hopes Portugal can continue his brilliant achievement in Euro 216 ago.

"Portugal have a good team, but we got a tough draw with Spain, Iran, and Morrocco," he told them.

"But we hope to qualify for the next stage, our goal is to reach the final, but this is a very tight competition," he admitted.

"We have high hopes to perform well, however, and to ensure we continue our good work after winning the European Championships last year," Figo exclaimed.

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Franck Ribery

While on the other hand, Ribery Still Upset About Black Goat in France.

Franck Ribery said he still traumatized by the attitude of the French citizens, who could make it a scapegoat for the failure of the national team.

Ribery felt that he was the only person who bears the burden of responsibility after France played so badly and have to come home early in the 2010 World Cup.

At that time the Roosters team also showed embarrassing behavior after their players by showing rebellious attitude to head coach Raymond Domenech.

And up to now, Ribery still hold a grudge on the media, which he thinks has a big role in the treatment he gets.

"2010 ago, they need someone to blame," he explained at Goal International. "Everyone in France believes I am the problem - even my parents too."

"I can not forget the attitude of some French media, it is a scar that continues to persist in me, it is too painful."

Ribery's contract at Bayern Munich will run out at the end of this season.

Theo Walcott

Arsenal midfielder, Theo Walcott, reportedly ready to take part in a new club with the status of a loan player. The decision have to take for the sake of securing a place in the England squad for the World Cup in 2018.

Reported by from Goal, time play Theo Walcott in the 2017-2018 season is not much. He has just dropped 15 times for Arsenal where nine of them took place in FA Cup or Premier League Cup competitions.

Finally, Walcott came down as Arsenal lost 2-4 to Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday (7/1/2018). In fact, his contract will run out at the end of the season.

Walcott thinks he should have more time to play if he wants to convince England coach Gareth Southgate. He was ready if it should be loan until the end of the season.

By chance, Southampton is having the interest in Walcott. The Saints' team coach, Mauricio Pellegrino, once said that Walcott would be fit for his team.

On the other hand, Arsenal's Arsenal tactician, Arsene Wenger, hopes otherwise.

"I want Theo Walcott to survive.Really, I hear the interest of Southampton, but I hope Walcott survive," said Wenger, two days before the game versus Nottingham Forest.

Luis Figo, Franck Ribery and Theo Walcott for World Cup 2018