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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez are ready to come back in action for Manchester City with next Sunday’s Premier League match against Sunderland. However, both the players would miss their international duties as they are recovering from their respective injuries.
Defensive midfielder Toure pulled himself out of Ivory Coast’s match against Benin in a qualifying match of African Nations Cup due to an ankle injury picked up during City’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. However, he can come back at training after resting for four days.
Argentine striker Tevez missed the Chelsea match due to a groin injury which he is now recovering very well and is expected to return in action with the Sunderland match. However, he would miss Argentina’s two friendly matches before the Sunderland encounter.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Big spending Premier League club Manchester City seems to have turned their attention to Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Reports available in the media suggest that City manager Roberto Mancini is now interested to sign his former Inter Milan student.
Swedish striker Ibrahimovic is currently playing at Ac Milan on loan from Barcelona following a disastrous season with the Catalan side. However, the former Inter Milan star seems to have found his form back at Milan this season, scoring 19 goals in 33 matches. So, there is a possibility AC Milan could be prompted to buy the tall striker for a fee of £26 million.
Well, the City boss is now facing some problems with his strikers. Carlos Tevez looks unsettled and may leave at the end of the season in a move back to Argentina. Moreover, Italian striker Mario Balotelli has kept showing his hot temper both on and off the field.
So, Roberto Mancini is looking for a reliable striker like Ibrahimovic who has already been a success story under his coaching.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
It seems Manchester City would continue their high-spending nature in the transfer market of Summer 2011 too. The Premier League club is now reportedly tracking highly skilled Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez who has excelled in Serie A recently.
The Chile international has also attracted a number of European clubs including City’s Premier League rival Chelsea and Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan. He has excellent speed and ball controlling abilities and is capable of playing as a striker.
Reports out in the media suggest that City could line up a £24 million bid for the 22 year old player who was part of Chile’s 2010 World Cup squad. A bid of this large could help Manchester City to see off the player’s other suitors. Overall, it seems Alexis Sanchez could become City’s first major signing in summer 2011.
Monday, March 21, 2011
With this post, we intend to turn this blog into a Manchester City blog where we will be covering only Manchester City related news.
Manchester City lost a crucial Premier League encounter with Chelsea on Sunday. After this loss, they have now moved down to the fourth place with a point behind third-placed Chelsea who has a game in hand.
Most importantly, Manchester City, with 53 points from 30 games, is just 4 points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur who also played a game less.
No doubt, City has very good chance in qualifying for Champions League next season, but given their recent injury scarce it seems they might have to struggle to clinch a place in Europe. However, if they can put aside injury problems, they have really good chance to play in the Champions League next season.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Top ranked male tennis player, Rafael Nadal, is hoping to get his maiden US Open tournament this season in New York as he is yet to get this major crown. The 24-year-old player is not worried about the US Open title victory.
He has already won eight Grand Slam trophies so far in his career- one in Australian Open, five in French Open and two in Wimbledon Open.
He has never been able to go further than semi-final in the US Open in New York. He reached the semi-final round twice in 2008 and 2009 where he was beaten by Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro each time respectively.
The two big arch rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, have faced each other so far on a total of twenty-one occasions, including seven major finals- at least once at each of the other three Grand Slam championships. What is interesting is that they have never faced each other in the US Open tennis tournament.
Commenting on his last two defeats at the US Open, Rafael Nadal said he was physically and mentally worn out. Perhaps, he is more fit and probable player to win the trophy this time. If he can win the trophy at the US Open then he will write his name in the list of players who have won all four Grand Slam trophies.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Top-seeded female tennis player, Serena Williams, has said that she want to play in the upcoming Toray Pan Pacific Open that is scheduled to begin on September 26.
Serena Williams did not play any match since last month after cutting her foot that required surgery. So, it is going to be her first appearance since her Wimbledon victory.
Making announcement of her return to the tennis court, Serena Williams has become eight of the world’s top ten players to play in the tournament in Tokyo.
Twenty-eight-year-old Serena Williams has won 13 Grand Slam titles so far. She is also the reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champion. Her first appearance in the Toray Pan Pacific Open would make a big threat for other player.