Yuri Zhirkov made an impact for his national side Russia in the last practice game before the FIFA World Cup 2014 against Morocco.
The veteran left winger found the back of the net in the initial parts of the second half and helped Russia secure a 2-0 win.
This win would certainly give the Russians a lot of self belief ahead of their campaign in Brazil.
The Russian side had gone into this match without a couple of regular players, but, that didn’t appear to affect their performance. They always remained on the top of the opposition.
The Ireland International, Seamus Coleman, has signed a new deal with his current club Everton according to which he would remain a Toffee for the next 5 years.
Coleman had a great 2013-14 Season at Goodison Park. Roberto Martinez, the Everton boss, gave him the playing opportunities right since the start and he didn’t let his boss down. He put up quality performances in most of the games and showed his development as a player.
The future of Sam Allardyce will be decided in a week as the board members of the club will have a meeting concerning some of the issues of West Ham. The meeting is going to take place at the house of the co-owner David Sullivan.
After a difficult start of a season, West Ham managed to escape the bottom relegation zone but fans still have not taken a liking to the playing style and tactics that Allardyce utilizes and this is evident by the banners and shouts which can be seen and heard during their home matches.
Newcastle United has not secured a major trophy since 1969 and has not managed on winning the league silverware in over 80 years but even though their dry run has been going on for such a long period of time, it still remains being one of the clubs which has the highest average attendance in the country.
Alan Pardew is going through a tough streak of negative and disappointing results as Newcastle United lost against Everton, Southampton, Manchester United, Stoke City, Swansea City and Arsenal all in successive weeks.
West Ham United suffered a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United during their latest Premier League encounter with Wayne Rooney scoring both goals for his club.
The first goal of the English striker arrived after 6 minutes had passed and the ball fell to the legs of Rooney when he launched a long range effort from over 40 yards away which went right into the net of West Ham’s goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo who was out of position and couldn’t do anything to deny Rooney from scoring his wonder-goal but according to Sam Allardyce, the goal should not have been allowed.
Terry Connor has sent his best wishes to Kieron Dyer about his future at Middleborough and he said that as long as Dyer does not return to bite them back he is really happy for him. The former England international came back to Portman Road to have a week in the training session with the senior squad of Town before he joins the Teessiders.
Quite a few of the former England players want John Terry to make a comeback to the international arena after the impressive shows put up by him in the Barclays Premier League recently, but, the veteran defender has made it clear that he is not thinking about doing that.
Terry had played a big role for the Blues in their last league match against Manchester City. He was very solid playing at his usual position of centre-back during that game.
Former Newcastle United footballer Kieron Dyer has revealed that Leeds United tried to sign him on a number of occasions, but he has always rejected them in order to stay at Newcastle. Dyer was also subjected to transfer interest from Leeds even before he had moved to Newcastle.
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Former England and Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer has finally announced his retirement from football after several years of struggling with injury problems. Dyer was once regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the England squad.
His explosive pace coupled with incredible quality meant that he was closer to becoming one of the best in the world. However, his explosive pace also caused him a lot of problems on the injury front. He has suffered numerous injury problems –primarily related to his hamstring – in the last five years.
As a result, he has been slowly climbing down the football ladder. He has now brought his 17-year-old football career to an end after failing to find a new club following his departure from QPR.
During this period, he has also featured 33 times for the national team. His enormous injury problems have meant that the 34-year-old has managed just 25 starts for four clubs in the last six years. Perhaps, his best spell in football came during his time at Newcastle. Dyer has revealed that he has decided to bring an end to his career because he thought it was the right time to, while he also expressed his non-interest in playing in leagues like MLS and Middle East.
"Since I went up to Newcastle, I’ve been all over the country and I haven’t really had too much quality time with my kids and now I feel that it’s the perfect time. I just think it’s the time. I don’t want to move to America, I don’t want to move to Dubai, they were some of the offers I’ve been getting. I want to stay in Ipswich and spend quality time with my kids. It’s got nothing to do with injuries, nothing to do with money, it’s just I’m content with life," said Dyer.