MARTINO TAKES OVER ARGENTINA

Gerardo Martino has been given the charge of the Argentina national football team. This is going to be his second tenure as manager in international football. He has already had a fairly long run with Paraguay in the past.

Martino’s work as Paraguay boss was hailed by many. He guided the South American side to Round of 8 in the World Cup in South Africa 4 years ago. Los Guaranies also made it to the title round of Copa America under his guidance one year later i.e. in 2011. Continue reading

Lineker Reveals Barcelona Officials Requested Suarez Apology

According to Gary Lineker, it’s the Barcelona officials who had requested the controversial Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez to apologize publicly for his act in the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Suarez had bitten an Italian player during a World Cup group game in Brazil after which the question marks had started being raised over his much hyped transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona, but, now, that he has apologized for what he did, he should be making his way to Camp Nou this summer.

Lineker is a former English player who himself played for Barcelona for a few years. He is a TV presenter these days. Yesterday, he wrote on his Twitter account, “An apology has eventually come from Suarez. He says this sort of act would never be repeated in the future by him.”

“I have heard Barcelona officials had insisted him for this apology so that the transfer process can go ahead smoothly.”

What Lineker is saying might be right because Suarez had refused to confess his guilt a couple of days after that particular incident saying that he didn’t do anything wrong and now, from nowhere, an apologetic statement has been released by him. This certainly seems to be pointing towards the fact that he has been made to do so by someone, perhaps by the Catalan giants.

Suarez had been absolutely sensational in the English league last season. He had scored more than 30 goals to take Liverpool close to their first league glory in many years.

If he makes his way to Barcelona, he along with Messi would constitute a lethal attacking line there.

Suarez’s record is great for each and every club that he has been a part of so far. The Blaugrana hierarchy would hope that he turns the heat on in La Liga as well.