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Best Players in South Africa so Far

Best Players in South Africa so Far

The FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa has been an enthralling watch for all football fans around the globe with many memorable moments. Now that the knock out stages are underway the best players in the world need to raise their game if they want to progress further, but who have been the best players at the tournament so far?

Diego Forlan Uruguay Diego Forlan has been in scintillating form for his country and currently has two goals in the tournament. He plays his club football for Athletico Madrid in Spain and had another excellent season. Forlan scored crucial goals against Liverpool and Fulham in the semi final and final of Athletico’s successful Europa League campaign and has carried on his rich vein of form in the World Cup forming a lethal partnership with Luis Suarez.

Despite being the wrong side of 30 Forlan has generated an increasing amount of interest in his services, most notably from Tottenham in the English Premier League. However following a poor spell in England with Manchester United Forlan has blossomed in Spain and is unlikely to want to move away from his current team.

Keisuke Honda JapanKeisuke Honda has been one of the surprises of the World Cup so far. Japan comfortably made the last 16 by beating both Cameroon and Denmark, and although many players for Japan have performed well none have been as influential as Honda. The CSKA midfielder has been playing in a more advanced role for his national side and been rewarded for his efforts.

Honda has scored twice so far and laid on a sublime assist in their previous game against Denmark and has undoubtedly turned a few heads at the top European clubs. Honda is somewhat of a free kick specialist and Japan will be pinning their chances of prolonging their stay in South Africa on their inspirational playmaker.

Alexis Sanchez ChileAlexis Sanchez, at 21 years of age, has become one of Chile’s key players in the tournament. He currently plays his club football in Italy for Udinese but after three outstanding performances the bigger European clubs are showing an interest. The young striker has yet to score at the World Cup but has created many opportunities for his teammates.

Sanchez is known as ‘the boy wonder’ in Chile and the small, tricky striker has caused problems for every opponent in their group. Sanchez is a part of a promising team that plays attractive attacking football and will cause Brazil problems in their last 16 encounter.

Lionel Messi Argentina Lionel Messi, as expected by many, has played a significant role in Argentina’s World Cup campaign to date. The striker, who plays for Barcelona in Spain, is viewed as the world’s best player and few would doubt that on his influence on the Argentine side. Although Messi is yet to score he has created three assists for his teammates and has forced a number of good saves from opposition goalkeepers.

It is surely only a matter of time until Messi scores at this tournament especially given the fact that he scored 47 goals in 53 games for Barcelona last season. Messi is central to Argentina’s chances of lifting the World Cup for the first time since 1986 when the now national coach Diego Maradonna inspired his national side to glory. With Messi on form Argentina certainly have every chance.

Women wow at world figure skating championships

Women wow at world figure skating championships

Kim Yu Na of South Korea performs during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Canada Kaetlyn Osmond performs her short program in the women competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in London, Ont.

Mae Berenice Meite competes for France during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Canada Kaetlyn Osmond smiles after performing her short program in the women competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in London, Ont.

Canada Kaetlyn Osmond performs her short program in the women competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in London, Ont.

Mao Asada of Japan shushes the crowd as she skates in the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Canada Kaetlyn Osmond performs her short program in the women competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in London, Ont.

Viktoria Helgesson of Sweden competes in the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Canada Kaetlyn Osmond performs her short program in the women competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in London, Ont.

Jenna McCorkell of Great Britain skates during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada celebrates after performing her short program in the women competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in London, Ont.

Akiko Suzuki of Japan skates in the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Kanako Murakami of Japan competes in the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Canada Kaetlyn Osmond performs her short program in the women competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in London, Ont.

Mao Asada competes for Japan in the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Ashley Wagner competes for the United States during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Elene Gedevanishvili of Georgia falls during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Kim Yu Na of South Korea performs during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Mae Berenice Meite of France skates in the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Carolina Kostner from Italy performs in the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Monika Simancikova of Slovakia performs during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva competes for Russia during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Carolina Kostner of Italy skates in the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Gracie Gold of the United States skates during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Alena Leonova of Russia skates in the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Gracie Gold of the United States skates during the women short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ont., on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada celebrates after performing her short program in the women competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in London, Ont.

Canada Kaetlyn Osmond performs her short program in the women competition at the World Figure Skating Championships on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in London, Ont.

it is somewhat disappointing of Asian team performance

The first round group matches of The World Cup of Brazil come to an end, as for four Asian teams overall performance, it is somewhat disappointing, especially Asian champions Japan staggering. The four Asian teams in first round, 2 tied and 2 lost, and got only two points. Through practice,I find several teams have exposed the problem of lack of preparation before the game for the first round ,so lead to the poor performance.

First, the preparation of Asian team for the World Cup seems not as good as four years ago, thorough, fine. For example Iran, because of lack of funding problems, had to cancel a good warm-up prior to contact, it also makes the coach Queiroz feel helpless. The first round of the group stage 0-0 draw with Nigeria, the team relying almost “defend” strategy, be lucky to get 1 point. Another example, the World Cup of fifa ultimate team coins in South Africa, South Korea, Japan and the match four years ago, have been placed in the local altitude of 1000 meters proceed. For this particular case, the Japanese team hired a specialist altitude training sits before had traveled to Switzerland and Austria altitude close to where specialized training. As for South Korea, playing in the World Cup in South Africa pulled ahead ago specifically adapted Korea Football Association also invested heavily in particular, from Europe to introduce a set of specialized equipment to deal with the plateau and in Paju NFC specialized training base for players to use to deal with altitude combat . So the World Cup in South Africa, South Korea and Japan left the deepest teams gives the impression that “Pao Busi”!

But in this World Cup, as Brazil’s vast north-south temperature difference, especially in the northern city’s hot weather, when teams like South Korea and Japan to compete, race day temperatures are close to 30 degrees Celsius, and the humidity is also high, more than 60%. Faced with this scenario, at least from the first round to see, has always been known for physical Korea, Japan and the two teams in the game has shown a significant downward trend. The two teams tied at the lead after the reversal or sufficient to illustrate this point. Like South Korea or even a case of people cramp, the Japanese team as well. For local hot environment, before the two teams seemed worth preparing summary. From the technical and tactical point of view, South Korea, Japan can both broke 16 World Cup of fafa 14 coins in South Africa, to remove the physical aspects of the advantages, the ball is firmly positioned. South Korea, Japan and the last World Cup scoring a total of 10, warfare scoring only four, and the remaining six goals are scored by positioning the ball, the proportion reached 60%. Four Asian teams played a total of 14 games, scoring a total of 14, seven are positioning the ball, positioning the ball score was 50%. The World Cup in South Africa all 145 goals, locate the ball the proportion was only 24.14%. Thus, the Asian team in the weak against the strong competition, was able to thrust, positioning is crucial ball.
World Cup first round group match 16 war, positioning kick has 18, accounting for 36.73% of the total 49 goals. In positioning the ball broke ratio has been declining trend, the World Cup has presented “unusual” phenomenon, indicating that the teams have been increasing emphasis on positioning the ball to score. However, when the world’s attention to positioning the ball Zhu Qiang, Zhu Qiang Asia four years ago but lost the “magic weapon”, is indeed a great pity. The first round of the group stage, four teams together three goals in Asia, but no one is through a corner kick to score.

Of course, the World Cup of this year, group match played only one round, it is obviously unscientific that judge and conclude the match solely based on the only one round. In Asia, basically not possible for four teams to achieve results over the last world cup in the first round of the performance, it is clear. What is practical is that behind the two rounds, who can get the first win for the Asian World Cup team? Buy cheap fifa14 coins,click here.