Spanish Football National Team Coach Vicente Del Bosque unveiled the list of players that will represent Spain in the upcoming Friendly International game against France on the 4th of September & for the Euro 2016 Group qualifier against Macedonia on September 8. Most observers were expecting big changes after the disastrous World Cup 2014 campaign calling for new blood & new ideas. Players like Carvajal, Bartra, Iturraspe & Isco get called back. Those left out are: Pepe Reina, Pique, Javi Martinez (injury), Xabi Alonso (retired), Xavi Hernandez (retired), Juan Mata, David Villa(retired) & Fernando Torres (off form) Notable here is the
Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the 2013/14 UEFA Best Player in Europe by a panel of football journalists.
On Tuesday , Nigeria announced a list of 23 players invited to prosecute the Afcon qualifiers against Congo DR and South Africa. Hull City offensive player Sone Aluko, Elderson Echiejile, Nnamdi Oduamadi, Nosa Igiebor and Chinedu Obasi have all been recalled to the national team after failing to make the World Cup roster. An analysis of the squad list revealed that 3 goalkeepers, 7 defenders, 6 midfielders and 7 attackers are expected to train with the squad in Calabar at the start of September. Fenerbahce defender Joseph Yobo and Peter Odemwingie of Stoke City were not invited after both dropped hints that they would love to retire from the national team post World Cup. Home –based quartet Chigozie Agbim, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kunle Odunlami and Gbolahan Salami, who were part of
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media, where the challenge was to either dump a bucket of ice water on one's head or donate to an ALS charity of the participant's choice.