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CONMEBOL Qualifiers In Risk: European Clubs Don't Want To Release Players To National Teams

Rounds 5 and 6 of the CONMEBOL 2022 World Cup qualifiers, scheduled for this month, are not fully confirmed due to the restrictions on players due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

CONMEBOL representatives will hold a key meeting this week, most likely on Friday, with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, to know the position of the world soccer governing body regarding the difficulties that South American teams have to make their player selections.

Does James Rodríguez Receive Too Many Fouls Or Is He Made Of Crystal?

James Rodríguez is injured again and once again there is anguish in Everton and in the Colombia national team. When it's not his calves, which afflict him often, it's the consequences of the fouls he receives, kicks, some of which seems to have become recurrent.

On Sunday, he received one of those, and it was so relentless (straight to the left ankle) that he was immediately taken out of the match against Fulham.

Footballers Born In The Wrong Generation

With soccer tactics constantly changing, certain types of players are not always accommodated.

Roles like the libero, trequartista, striker partnerships and burly center backs have become, or are quickly becoming, outdated in modern football. Other roles like ball-playing goalkeepers, false nines and wingers that cut inside onto their stronger foot have become very trendy.

This often leaves current players wishing they had played in a previous decade and former players wishing their career had started a little later. Ah, what could have been.

Messi, Neymar, Suárez, Vidal, Alexis y James: Un Dream Team Latino Para el Inter de Miami FC

Desde que Lionel Messi le confesó a Jordi Évoli en una entrevista que le gustaría jugar en la MLS, tengo una visión del argentino liderando un Dream Team latino en el Inter de Miami FC en 2022 o 2023. Un equipo que incluiría también a Neymar Jr., Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sánchez y James Rodríguez.

Everton Candidato A Ganar La Premier

La temporada 2020/2021 de la Liga Premier ha arrancado con muchos, demasiados goles. El promedio por partido está siendo de 3 goles y la liga está más entretenida que nunca. En las primeras jornadas, hay un equipo que ha estado destacándose y que es una sorpresa, y es el Everton de Carlo Ancelotti. Los Toffees son los líderes de la tabla en la 5ta jornada de la liga más difícil del mundo, dejando boquiabiertos a todos. 

Everton's Seamus Coleman Gave Us The Best Premier League Moment You May Have Missed Over The Weekend

Seamus Coleman was just an 18-year-old lad from Donegal when he joined Everton from Sligo Rovers for £60,000 in 2009. Since then, he has developed into one of the Premier League's finest right backs, amassing 321 senior appearances for the club to go with 56 international caps for the Republic of Ireland.

After the departure of Phil Jagielka last summer, Coleman was named club captain, an honor he also earned for his home country.

James Rodríguez Puts On A Show In Everton Debut

The Premier League’s billing as the world’s best division is a contentious one. While there’s no doubting its supreme viewership numbers around the globe, the quality on the pitch is occasionally more helter skelter than fine flowing. 

At its best, its a blood and thunder experience with two sides going after it hammer and tongs. At its worse, its a series of hit and hope long balls with zero sense of midfield control.  

We Stan For Everton’s Commitment To Broken Galácticos

There are some famed transfer policies in the world of football: Real Madrid’s Galácticos, Athletic Bilbao’s cantera, Guadalajara’s Mexican-born only and Newcastle’s annual $0 push for survival. But my favorite, without a doubt, is Everton’s. 

Without doing any research whatsoever, I’d venture to say that Everton has no scouting department. It’s entirely unnecessary with this approach. Instead, the club’s policy is a mixture of the nostalgia evoked from the remembrance of things past and the demand that you’ve played for a club on the Forbes rich list.

James Rodriguez Rumored To Leave Real Madrid For Crosstown Rival Atleti

James Rodriguez looks set to end his time with Real Madrid but could be staying in the city as reports say he is set for a transfer to Atlético Madrid.