Ronaldo afunga mabao 4 huku Ureno wakiwanyuka Lithuania 1-5

Cristiano Ronaldo alifunga mabao manne Ureno walipowanyuka Lithuania 5-1 katika mechi ya kufuzu kwa Uro mwaka 2020.

Kiungo huyo wa Juventus sasa amefunga mabao 93 ya kimataifa, 16 nyuma ya rekodi ya dunia ya raia wa Iran gwiji Ali Daei. Matokeo haya yanaiweka Ureno katika nafasi ya kufuzu moja kwa moja, wakiwa alama tano nyuma ya viongozi wa kundi B Ukraine.

Serbia wamepanda hadi katika nafasi ya tatu kwenye kundi hilo baada ya kuwanyuka Luxemborg 3-1.

PATANISHO: Mke wangu akirudi lazima tuongeze watoto wawili

Kwingineko, Henrikh Mkhitaryan anasema ilimlazimu kuondoka Arsenal ili kupata furaha ya kucheza soka tena, alipojiunga na Roma kwa mkopo msimu huu wa joto.

Alijiunga na Gunners kutoka Manchester United mwaka wa 2018, na kufunga mabao 8 tu kati ya mechi 39 za ligi. Raia huyo wa Armenia, ambaye alifungia nchi yake mabao mawili walipochuana na Bosnia jumapili, anahisi ni kama alikua lazima kwake kuondoka Uingereza ili kupata tena upendo wake kwa soka.

Matumaini ya Somalia ya kushinda awamu ya makundi ya kufuzu kwa kombe la dunia kwa mara ya kwanza yalifikia kikomo baada ya kunyukwa na Zimbabwe jijini Harare.

Tobiko hacheki na mtu hata samaki wakubwa watavuliwa Mau

Ocean Stars walikua na nafasi nzuri baada ya kushinda mechi ya awali 1-0 na kushinda mechi hio kwa mara ya kwanza katika michuano hio. Zimbabwe walianza kufunga baada ya dakika 77 kabla ya Somalia kusawazisha kupitia kwa Omar Abdullahi.

Tukirejea nchini, nahodha wa Gor Mahia Kenneth Muguna ametoa changamoto kwa wachezaji wenzake kuimarisha fomu yao barani Afrika.

Mabingwa hao wanajitayarisha kusafiri hadi Algeria kuchuana na USM Algers katika mkondo wa kwanza ya ligi ya Caf Champions siku ya Jumapili.

Safari za K’Ogalo za dakika ya mwisho, zimekua zikiathiri matayarisho yao.

Kauli ya Siku 11th September 2019

 

VIDEO: Lithuania-England Match Marred By Crowd Trouble After Fans Fight

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England’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Lithuania was marred by crowd trouble, with riot police required to quell skirmishes between rival fans.

The fight, which can be viewed in the video shared below, broke out on a stand behind one of the goal areas just before the match began in Vilnius.

Local police however managed to intervene quickly and formed a barrier between the fans so to prevent the violence escalating.

The violence might have been caused by some England fans purchasing tickets for sections of the ground that had been designated for home supporters.

England won 3-0 with goals from Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, either side of an own goal from Lithuania keeper Giedrius Arlauskis.

Victory means Roy Hodgson’s side have won all 10 of their qualifying matches for next summer’s European Championship in France.

– BBC

Perfect 10 for England after Lithuania victory

England made it a perfect 10 wins out of 10 in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign as they completed the road to France with a 3-0 defeat of Lithuania on Monday.

Roy Hodgson’s side had long since booked their place in next year’s tournament, but they were keen to finish with an impressive 100 percent record before focusing on the December draw for the finals.

And even with an under-strength team, there was never any doubt England would do just that after Everton midfielder Ross Barkley opened the scoring midway through the first half at the LFF Stadium.

Lithuania goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis unluckily deflected Harry Kane’s shot into his own net for the second and Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain struck after the interval to seal the stroll.

England are just the sixth team to win all of their matches in a European Championship qualifying campaign.

It is also the first time England have gone through qualification, in its current format, without dropping a point.

Spain were the last team to achieve a 100 percent qualification record in the Euros en route to winning the 2012 tournament.

But, despite being unbeaten in 15 matches, the low standard of their Group E opposition means Hodgson’s team are still something of an unknown quantity and have plenty to prove before they can dream of emulating Spain’s achievement.

“This is an achievement. I am very proud of the players’ performances,” Hodgson said.

“I thought we were excellent, in the first half especially. There was a lot of hard work put in.

“The quality of play was good and 10 wins out of 10 is very satisfying. We’ve got to take a lot of pride in that.”

Although it was a smooth night on the pitch, the English FA will be concerned by a brief outbreak of crowd trouble before kick-off as England supporters at one end of the stadium traded punches with their Lithuania rivals.

With top seeding and qualification as group winners already confirmed, Hodgson selected an unfamiliar side that the generous would politely label as experimental rather than severely weakened.

Stoke City’s Jack Butland started in goal three years after his last cap and Jonjo Shelvey, Jamie Vardy, Kyle Walker and stand-in captain Phil Jagielka also featured among eight changes from Friday’s 2-0 win over Estonia.

– Vast potential –

Initially, England’s reserves seemed troubled by the slippery surface and the bounce of the ball, but they soon found their footing.

Kane’s stinging strike from the edge of the penalty area was pushed onto a post by Arlauskis, who kept out another effort from the Tottenham Hotspur striker moments later.

Kane forced Arlauskis into action again with a long-range shot that had the Watford ‘keeper sprawling to his right to save.

England’s pressure was rewarded in the 29th minute when Barkley took possession 20 yards from goal, cut inside his marker and, from a central position, unloaded a fierce strike that took a deflection off Tomas Mikuckis’s back and looped past Arlauskis.

The 21-year-old’s latest demonstration of his vast potential was a reminder he could yet force his way into Hodgson’s first-choice XI.

And, after Butland made a good stop to deny Lukas Spalvis, it was Kane’s turn to underline his credentials in the 35th minute.

Playing a one-two with Adam Lallana, Kane surged into a dangerous position and hammered a rasping effort that hit the near post and rebounded into the net off the diving Arlauskis’s head.

England remained well on top after the break and Arlauskis had to make smart stops to repel a shot from Kane, who then fluffed the rebound, and a Barkley header.

Liverpool forward Danny Ings came on for his England debut and Tottenham youngster Dele Alli was introduced for his second international appearance.

But it was Oxlade-Chamberlain who had the last word when he took Walker’s pass and fired into the roof of the net in the 62nd minute.

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VIDEO: Ox-Chamberlain reveals all about England team mates in funny interview

Photo source: independent.ie

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain linked up with the England squad this week ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania.

The 21 year old, already capped 20 times by his country, sat down for a quick interview with English Football Association TV.

The Ox slated some of his team mates in the funny interview – Raheem Sterling for his dancing, Daniel Sturridge for his dress sense, Luke Shaw and Ross Barkley for their stupidity.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney came out pretty well from the interview – the best trainer and the hard man of the England team.

Watch the video below:

-101greatgoals.com

HODGSON: Harry Kane Not Guaranteed England Starting Berth

Harry Kane. | image source: fourfourtwo.com

There are no guarantees in-form Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be called into the England squad, according to manager Roy Hodgson.

England manager Roy Hodgson said Harry Kane may miss out on selection for upcoming international friendlies later this month, despite the Tottenham striker’s rich vein of form.

Kane has enjoyed a breakout season for Tottenham, with the 21-year-old’s 24 goals in all competitions making him the leading English striker this term.

Many expect Kane to be included in the England squad when Hodgson names his team for friendly fixtures against Lithuania (March 27) and Italy (March 30).

But Hodgson is giving no guarantees, with Kane’s inclusion depended on space in the squad after Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Saido Berahino and Rickie Lambert were selected for November’s friendlies.

Daniel Sturridge is also returning to full fitness.

“Kane is ready; if he wasn’t ready, he wouldn’t be playing for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and scoring lots of goals,” Hodgson said.

“The factors that always are taken mostly into consideration is has the player got the quality, and the talent we are looking for and is there a space for him because we have other players too.

“Often if someone like Kane is going to come into the squad, then someone is going to drop out and up until now most of the players that we’ve had, at least in the forward area of our squad, have done quite well for us during the autumn, so you can’t include everybody unfortunately.

“We can just about deal with a squad of 23, 24 players, so it’s not always a question of are they good enough to be in there. It’s more if there is space at this moment in time. That’s the most important consideration.”

Hodgson added: “He’s in my thoughts of course, he deserves to be scoring goals for one of our top teams in the Premier League.

“It would be strange if he wasn’t in my thoughts, but it’s a player I know anyway because he has done a lot of good work for the U21s and I know all of those players and what pleases me most is that these young players now get a chance to play.

“I am delighted for him and we will see when I select my squad at the end of the month whether he is in it or not.”

fourfourtwo.com