FC Groningen has been selling over 2,500 season tickets since the return of Robben | NOW

Attracting Arjen Robben has a positive effect on the sale of season tickets at FC Groningen. The Eredivionist sold more than 2,500 season tickets in the two days after the news that the 96-fold international is returning.

The total number stands at 10,950. Several courses in the Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium are sold out. “The news from Robben has given season ticket sales a huge boost,” FC Groningen reports in an update on Monday.

Immediately after the club announced on Saturday that Robben has been committed, a run started on season tickets. It led to the FC Groningen website becoming overloaded.

Robben, 36, finished his brilliant career at Bayern Munich last summer, but came back to his decision to quit. FC Groningen is the club where the attacker was trained and made his professional debut at the beginning of this century.

Robben is the second summer reinforcement for FC Groningen, which previously attracted defender Wessel Dammers from Fortuna Sittard. His teammate Mark Diemers also seemed to sign with the ‘Pride of the North’, but he eventually chose Feyenoord.

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Hoogma extends the contract and makes another transfer to FC Utrecht

Justin Hoogma also plays for FC Utrecht next year. The defender was already hired from TSG Hoffenheim last season. A year has now been added.

Both clubs confirm the deal. Hoogma has also extended his contract with Hoffenheim by one year. “Justin was a permanent value in the team last season. He has shown added value with his footballing ability, coaching and defensive qualities,” said technical director Jordy Zuidam. “We want to build on what was done last season, so we are happy that Justin will strengthen our selection in the 2020/2021 season.”

Hoogma left a good impression with Utrecht and wanted to stay longer in the Dom city. “We have fulfilled Justin’s wish and support it,” said Hoffenheim director Alexander Rosen. “We have good experiences with rental periods of more than two years. The developments of Kevin Akpoguma (Fortuna Düsseldorf, ed.) And Joelinton (Rapid Wien, ed.) Are good examples of this.”

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Cherchesov on air “Match TV” spoke about the team’s plans for the preparation and conduct of autumn matches

Stanislav Cherchesov / Photo: Julia Puchinskaya / Vasily Ponomarev

The head coach of the Russian national football team Stanislav Cherchesov in the program “After Football with Georgy Cherdantsev” on Match TV told about the plans of the national team for the autumn period of the League of Nations.

– How did these 3 months last? What were you doing without the national team and football?

– We are already used to managing the team remotely, nevertheless, we do not intersect with the players every day, so there were no problems here. And so we had obligations to sponsors, we tried to connect players, we made certain videos for sponsors. We watched the games, at the “Match” there were a lot of them that we had not watched before. We reviewed several games in a row from the World Cup, so there was something to do. Honestly, it would be better if we played the European Championship now, it would be better. I am a little lover of looking back. Better live the present.

– In September, Russia returns to the League of Nations. As far as I understand, now there are a lot of questions on the cities of the event.

– Until July 7, we need to inform the venue of the match with Serbia in UEFA. We sent a request to find out how UEFA wants it – with or without spectators – we are waiting for an answer. Depending on the answer and the situation, we will decide for ourselves. We announced long ago that the games will be held not only in Moscow, but also in other cities, so that the viewer sees us. But if there are no spectators, then it makes no sense to go anywhere. There will be no extra departure. Therefore, we need to wait for the information. Naturally, we want the audience to be seen by the regions. We’ll see.

– In October – November there will be dates for control games. We are waiting for the Swedes and the Moldavians to confirm with whom we did not play in June, and if there is an opportunity to change something, because we wanted to play with the Swedes before the European Championship under the Scandinavian Danes team. Fees are also being discussed with the RFU Secretary General Alaev and team doctor Eduard Bezuglov.

– How is the work now being built taking into account the fact that the players are in different conditions and conditions?

– With those who play abroad, I talked two days ago. With Fedya just before the game with Barcelona. He is in good condition, Cheryshev plays intermittently, but we support him. And Golovin is only training. Let’s see in what condition it is, in any case, it needs to be called, to communicate. If our championship were not started, we would have been just as simple, ”Cherchesov said.

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Recall that the Russian team will hold the first match in the League of Nations on September 3 against Serbia at home. The away game will take place on November 18th.

The team of Stanislav Cherchesov will meet with the national team of Hungary on September 6 (away) and October 14 (at home).

The Russian national team will play with Turkey on October 11 (at home) and November 15 (away).

Recall that according to the results of the first draw of the League of Nations, Russia took 2nd place in its group in Division B. The opponents of the Cherchesov team were Sweden and Turkey.

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Cherchesov on air “Match TV” spoke about the team’s plans for the preparation and conduct of autumn matches

Stanislav Cherchesov / Photo: Julia Puchinskaya / Vasily Ponomarev

The head coach of the Russian national football team Stanislav Cherchesov in the program “After Football with Georgy Cherdantsev” on Match TV told about the plans of the national team for the autumn period of the League of Nations.

– How did these 3 months last? What were you doing without the national team and football?

– We are already used to managing the team remotely, nevertheless, we do not intersect with the players every day, so there were no problems here. And so we had obligations to sponsors, we tried to connect players, we made certain videos for sponsors. We watched the games, at the “Match” there were a lot of them that we had not watched before. We reviewed several games in a row from the World Cup, so there was something to do. Honestly, it would be better if we played the European Championship now, it would be better. I am a little lover of looking back. Better live the present.

– In September, Russia returns to the League of Nations. As far as I understand, now there are a lot of questions on the cities of the event.

– Until July 7, we need to inform the venue of the match with Serbia in UEFA. We sent a request to find out how UEFA wants it – with or without spectators – we are waiting for an answer. Depending on the answer and the situation, we will decide for ourselves. We announced long ago that the games will be held not only in Moscow, but also in other cities, so that the viewer sees us. But if there are no spectators, then it makes no sense to go anywhere. There will be no extra departure. Therefore, we need to wait for the information. Naturally, we want the audience to be seen by the regions. We’ll see.

– In October – November there will be dates for control games. We are waiting for the Swedes and the Moldavians to confirm with whom we did not play in June, and if there is an opportunity to change something, because we wanted to play with the Swedes before the European Championship under the Scandinavian Danes team. Fees are also being discussed with the RFU Secretary General Alaev and team doctor Eduard Bezuglov.

– How is the work now being built taking into account the fact that the players are in different conditions and conditions?

– With those who play abroad, I talked two days ago. With Fedya just before the game with Barcelona. He is in good condition, Cheryshev plays intermittently, but we support him. And Golovin is only training. Let’s see in what condition it is, in any case, it needs to be called, to communicate. If our championship were not started, we would have been just as simple, ”Cherchesov said.

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Recall that the Russian team will hold the first match in the League of Nations on September 3 against Serbia at home. The away game will take place on November 18th.

The team of Stanislav Cherchesov will meet with the national team of Hungary on September 6 (away) and October 14 (at home).

The Russian national team will play with Turkey on October 11 (at home) and November 15 (away).

Recall that according to the results of the first draw of the League of Nations, Russia took 2nd place in its group in Division B. The opponents of the Cherchesov team were Sweden and Turkey.

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Buffon (42) and Chiellini (35) continue at Juventus | NOW

Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini extended their expiring contract with Juventus on Monday. Both experienced Italians continue with the leader of the Serie A for a year longer.

Buffon, 42, is entering his 26th season as a pro. The legendary goalkeeper started his career with Parma and then played for Juventus for years, returning to Paris Saint-Germain after one season last year.

Buffon, who has won nine league titles with Juventus, is in principle a reserve goalkeeper behind Wojciech Szczesny this season. However, the 176-time international came into action during all Coppa Italia matches and also in some league games.

Chiellini (35), who competes with Matthijs de Ligt and barely played this season due to a cruciate ligament injury, faces his 21st season as pro. Like Buffon, the defender played for Juventus for the majority of his career.

Juventus is on track to become champion again this season, which would be Buffon’s tenth and Chiellini’s ninth league title with the club. ‘De Oude Dame’ is four points apart from number two Lazio, with ten rounds to go.

Due to a serious knee injury, Giorgio Chiellini barely played for Juventus this season. (Photo: Pro Shots)

View the stand and the program in Serie A.

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‘FC Twente is looking for a striker and will play in 2. Bundesliga’

FC Twente has set its sights on Dynamo Dresden striker Alexander Jeremejeff. Clubs from Russia and England are also interested in the 26-year-old Swedish striker.

That reports Kicker. Jeremejeff finished last with Dynamo Dresden in the 2. Bundesliga and thus relegates to the 3. Bundesliga. The question is whether he will still play at the club next season. According to Kicker, he is eligible for a transfer. The German magazine reports that FC Twente is interested, but VfL Bochum, FK Rostov and the English Hull City (Championship) are also mentioned.

Jeremejeff has a contract with Dynamo Dresden for two seasons, until 2022. Twente therefore cannot pick him up for free. The club barely has anything to spend and that is why a rental transfer could be an option.

Jeremejeff has only been playing with Dynamo Dresden for a year. He came over from BK Häcken last year and also played the striker for Malmö FF, Qviding FIF and Örgryte. Jeremejeff scored four goals in 23 league games.

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Tipping derby – or the last? How Gancharenko played with Spartak

In anticipation of the main football event of the week in Russia, we recall the previous “hacks” of CSKA and Spartak and evaluate the possible consequences of the upcoming.

After a major defeat of CSKA from Zenit, Victor Gancharenko resigned without delay. As a result, the assistant coach of the coach Sergei Ovchinnikov was preparing for the Derby Dynamo (0-0) army team, and it was not clear whether the Belarusian specialist would return to his duties. Down-the-line.com detailed this difficult situation.

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According to the official version, Gancharenko had health problems, then he decided them and returned to his duties. CSKA’s announcement of reunification was published on the morning of June 28, and on the 30th the army team was facing the most important match with their archenemy. Out of the frying pan into the fire! What exactly Victor Mikhailovich managed to rethink for himself, we will see very soon, but first we’ll recall how CSKA under his leadership played against Spartak.

30.04.2017 CSKA – Spartak – 1: 2 (RPL)

Of the participants in that meeting, only Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandez, Fedor Chalov and Victor Vasin remained in the current red-blue line-up. The latter became her antihero. During the first half, CSKA owned the advantage, but was forced to recoup. And at the beginning of the second Vasin was brought in with the ball almost in the goalkeeper, lost it, which was used by Denis Glushakov, and “Spartak” tearing for the title eventually took three points.

CSKA – Spartak – 1: 2. Goals and Highlights

12.08.2017 CSKA – Spartak – 2: 1 (RPL)

The teams swayed for a long time, the events were revived only at the beginning of the second half, when Mario Pashalich, rented by Spartak, distinguished himself with the help of a rebound. CSKA could not win back for a long time, but closer to the ending, the magnificent passage of Alexander Golovin was closed by Georgy Schennikov, and then Vitinho struck with a rebound from the lawn from outside the penalty area. Everything turned upside down in a couple of minutes.

CSKA – Spartak – 2: 1. Goals and Highlights

10.12.2017 Spartak – CSKA – 3: 0 (RPL)

The most painful defeat of the Gancharenko team in the derby. The wards of Massimo Carrera a few days before drank grief in the Champions League from Liverpool (0: 7), but made the right conclusions and outplayed the opponent in all respects. Quincy Promes for the first time in his career upset CSKA, and immediately took a double, and Pashalich put a point in the compensated time.

Spartak – CSKA – 3: 0. Goals and Highlights

09/23/2018 CSKA – Spartak – 1: 1 (RPL)

The only draw in Derby under Gancharenko happened in their last meeting with Carrera. Updated beyond recognition, rejuvenated, impudent CSKA was closer to victory, but only Nikola Vlašić effectively realized his moment. This goal was a response to the aesthetic blow from Fernando free-kick.

CSKA – Spartak – 1: 1. Goals and Highlights

April 6, 2019 Spartak – CSKA – 0: 2 (RPL)

The first Moscow duel Gancharenko with Oleg Kononov ended in favor of the army coach. Before the break, red and white looked better, had a lot of points, but at the beginning of the second half they made mistakes in defense, which were twice implemented by the young Icelander Arnor Sigurdsson.

Spartak – CSKA – 0: 2. Goals and Highlights

06/30/2019 Spartak – CSKA – 3: 1 (Premier Cup)

Exactly a year ago, the calendar was not shot down, and at the end of June, intensively preparing for the season was traditionally for odd years. At a friendly tournament in Austria, at the end of the first half, there was a judicial scandal, passions boiled up, powerful even for official derby. The result is secondary, since CSKA played without a number of leaders, and even in the minority the entire second half.

Spartak – CSKA – 3: 1. Goals and Highlights

19.08.2019 Spartak – CSKA – 2: 1 (RPL)

Derby named Samuel Gigot. In the second half, the Frenchman twice brought the red-white forward (Mario Fernandez scored with a long-range shot), scoring a double with his head. Perhaps the last bright spot for Kononov as the head coach of Spartak.

Spartak – CSKA – 2: 1. Goals and Highlights

04.03.2020 Spartak – CSKA – 3: 2 (Russian Cup, ¼ final)

The first series of confrontation between Gancharenko and Domenico Tedesco ended in favor of the wards of a German specialist. Using the typical defense holes for CSKA in the second half of this season, Spartak quickly led in two goals. But even before the break, the army team evened the score (2: 2), which did not change until the start of the second additional half. Alexander Maksimenko made a long pass on fresh Jordan Larsson, and the forward realized a one-on-one exit. At this point, Spartak played in the minority.

Spartak – CSKA – 3: 2. Goals and Highlights

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Total for more than three years, CSKA under Gancharenko held seven official matches with Spartak, in which he won twice, tied and lost four times. If we consider the meeting within the framework of the Parimatch Premier Cup, then the army team lost the last three derby in red and white. Under various circumstances and with reservations, nevertheless, the trend for CSKA was not particularly pleasant. And additional nervousness is definitely not what the army team needs today. After the winter break, they still have not found their game, but they pretty much drank the negative and almost lost the head coach who built this team last season.

How to patch defense gaps? Return the goals? Surprise an opponent by building tactics? Inspire the team? And most importantly – to achieve a positive result? There are a lot of questions, but at the same time, the Tedesco Spartak under construction is not so smooth. CSKA is in a very difficult position, however, in case of a positive outcome, Gancharenko has a real chance to kill several birds with one stone in one fell swoop. To restore confidence, to secure the European Cup milestones, in the end, to break the black line and continue from scratch. A principled match with Spartak gives such an opportunity, even if it seems difficult to fulfill. Otherwise, it is possible that the upcoming main Moscow derby may be the last for the Belarusian specialist.

Tuesday, June 30, 7:55 p.m. CSKA – Spartak. Tinkoff Russian Premier League. Tour 25

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Sochi will punish Kokorin for breaking club rules

Sochi CEO Dmitry Rubashko said the club will take disciplinary action against striker Alexander Kokorin.

Sanctions are associated with violations of internal regulations. Earlier, Kokorin posted on his Instagram page a photo from the celebration of his friend’s birthday, where the football player himself was present.

“In connection with the violation of Sochi’s internal rules by the club, disciplinary measures will be taken against Alexander Kokorin,” said Rubashko.

Earlier it was reported that for a similar misconduct, Zenit will impose a penalty on striker Serdar Azmun, who made a joint photo with Krylia Sovetov footballer Safa Hadi after the Tinkoff RPL match.

This season, Kokorin, playing for Sochi on loan from Zenit, scored 6 goals in 6 matches held.

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Barcelona midfielder Arthur moves to Juventus for 72 million euros NOW

FC Barcelona and Juventus reached an agreement on Monday about the transfer of Arthur Melo. The 23-year-old midfielder moves for at least 72 million euros to the Italian club of Matthijs de Ligt.

The transfer fee can go up to 82 million euros through bonuses, FC Barcelona reports on its site. Arthur completes the current season completely in Spain and then moves to Turin.

Chances are that midfielder Miralem Pjanic (30) will quickly take the opposite direction. The Bosnian has been explicitly associated with a move to Camp Nou by foreign media.

Arthur has been playing for Barcelona since the summer of 2018, which paid 31 million euros to Brazilian Grêmio. The twenty-time international of Brazil has so far come to 72 official matches and two goals for the Catalans.

This season, Arthur, with Frenkie de Jong as the new competitor, provisionally came to 28 matches in all competitions.

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ASWH surprises and announces the arrival of Drost (33)

Henrico Drost will play amateur football next season. Second divisionist ASWH has secured his arrival.

Drost (33) has a rich past as an Eredivisie player. He played for sc Heerenveen, Excelsior, VVV-Venlo, NAC Breda and RKC Waalwijk. Last season, he played only three times for RKC. Due to a serious injury, he missed most of the season. His expiring contract was not renewed.

ASWH was still looking for an experienced defender and found it with Drost. “Of course, the TC (technical committee, ed.) Is very pleased that a player with such a stature has chosen ASWH, whereby his leadership qualities and experience naturally add value,” the club writes.

It seemed that Drost would quit football. He focused on a career as an agent. “With my training in sports management, I aspire to a job as a football broker. I have been walking with someone for a while to gain experience, but there is a chance that I will start for myself,” he told Brabants Dagblad in early May.

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