UEFA Orders England vs Norway U-19 Replay – But Only 18 Seconds & Penalty Kick

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~~  Such a DANGEROUS precedent to set by UEFA…. Listen, I’m not arguing the fact that this was a horrific mistake made by German Referee Marija Kurtes, but isn’t that what we’ve ALWAYS been taught?  Human error by the center referee, two linesmen and the 4th official ‘could’ affect the game in some manner.

I’m obviously not a lwayer, but I wonder what  ramifications this will have going forward legally… Imagine the upcoming Euros.. World Cup Qualifying… The World Cup itself?  Can you imagine if a scenario involving a referee’s decision leading to an appeal that potentially led to a replay?

I promise you that every single football federation in the world is going to take this example to their legal counsel to try and find out exactly where the line in the sand is drawn now.

via UEFA

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has taken the decision that the England-Norway UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship match on 4 April has to be replayed from the minute the penalty kick was awarded to England.

Consequently, the remainder of the game will be played today at 21.45 (22.45CET) at Seaview stadium, Belfast.

‘The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the match to be replayed.

‘The replay of the match should be carried out as follows:

‘The match will be replayed from the minute the penalty kick was awarded to the Football Association at the European Women’s Under-19 Championship 2015 match between England vs Norway played on April 4, 2015, and extended according to the discretion of the referee.

‘The penalty kick shall be retaken by the Football Association.

‘According to the Laws of the Game (Law 14), a team-mate of the player taking the kick infringes the Laws of the Game:

- the referee allows the kick to be taken

- if the ball enters the goal, the kick is retaken

- if the ball does not enter the goal, the referee stops play and the match is restarted with an indirect free kick to the defending team from the place where the infringement occurred 

‘As the ball entered the goal, the kick should have been re-taken. Thus the CDEB ordered that the remaining time of the match should be replayed in accordance with article 6 (e) and 7 (2) of the disciplinary regulations.

‘The match is scheduled to take place at the Seaview Stadium in Belfast on Thursday at 9:45pm local time with another referee.

‘Teams must field the same players which were on the pitch at that moment. Any of these players can take the penalty kick.’

Eng Wom

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El Piojo Names Mexico Roster vs United States In San Antonio

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Mexico, Soccer News

BP - US Shirt

~~  Stoked for my man Carlos Salcedo… Makes the move from Real Salt Lake and not only works his way into the Chivas de Guadalajara Starting XI, he gets named to Mexico’s Full Team within four months….

via FemexFut

La Dirección General de Selecciones Nacionales da a conocer la convocatoria de jugadores considerados por Miguel Herrera y su Cuerpo Técnico, para participar en el partido ante la Selección de Estados Unidos del próximo 15 de abril.

El Tricolor iniciará su concentración la noche del domingo 12 de abril y un día después viajará a San Antonio, Texas.

GOALKEEPERS (2) : Cirilo Saucedo (Club Tijuana), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey)

DEFENDERS (9) : Francisco Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), Julio Cesar Dominguez (Cruz Azul), Osvaldo Alanis (Santos Laguna), Adrian Aldrete (Santos Laguna), George Corral (Queretaro), Gerardo Flores (Cruz Azul), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Efrain Velarde (Monterrey), Carlos Salcedo (Guadalajara)

MIDFIELDERS (5) : Luis Montes (Leon), Antonio Rios (Toluca), Jurgen Damm (Pachuca), Luis Rodriguez (Chiapas), Mario Osuna (Queretaro)

FORWARDS (3) : Oribe Peralta (America), Erick “Cubo” Torres (Guadalajara), Eduardo Herrera (Pumas UNAM)

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Random Soccer in Random Places : MarcusCooks

Filed under: Africa, Culture & Lifestyle, Food, New York, Random Soccer in Random Places, TOW Eats

image via MarcusCooks on the gram

This pic is from Marcus Samuelsson’s instagram page. If you know who he is, then you may know a little bit about his history…. if you don’t know his history, let me drop these gems on you. This isn’t a random soccer pic really.

Marcus is hands down one of the best celebrity chef’s out these days. The born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden New Yorker, at age 24, became executive chef of Aquavit. Shortly after being named top dog, he messed around and became the youngest chef ever to receive a three-star restaurant review from The New York Times.

In 2003 he was named “Best Chef: New York City” by the James Beard Foundation. He’s got a restaurant in Harlem called Red Rooster that has incredible reviews. He’s won Top Chef Masters. He’s cooked for POTUS’ state dinner. He’s been on every tv show ever. He has a million cookbooks, he’s got cookware, he’s got bakeware ….. it goes on.

The reason why you are seeing his ig pic on these pages, is that in one of Marcus’ books called Yes, Chef, he actually describes himself as a “failed soccer player”.

Many times, in many books and interviews, he has described the game of soccer as his first love, even though he had to quit the game because of his size. His other passion, is cooking.

Check out this We live Soccer profile I just found on the internets:

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He’s a massive supporter of Arsenal. He continues to play the game often and he also credits the lessons learned playing the game as a youth for instilling in him, many of the valuable skills that he now has as a chef.

A lot of these lessons and valuable skills learned on the pitch, he has been able to combine and refine and reach out and help kids in his community by being very involved with FC Harlem.

I’m a big fan of this dude and have been for a couple of years now. He seems hella cool and loves the game and he can cook! Big fan.

I had to break out one of the best books I have in my cookbook library and see if there is something that I want to try and make this weekend.

Make sure you check me on the gram this weekend to see what I can come up with…..

samuelsson cookbook

* Next time in NYC, the team has to hit up Red Rooster.

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Robbie Rogers Reminds FIFA About Gay Rights : GQ Magazine

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, FIFA, Robbie Rogers, Russia, Social Issues

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Robbie Rogers is featured in our April issue and talks about FIFA and gay rights, the reaction to his recent op-ed in the USA Today about the subject, other gay athletes and the homophobia he experiences before coming out. Excerpts below:

“I would hope that FIFA would be sensitive not only to gay rights but also women’s rights and basic human rights, and they should pick host countries for the World Cup based on what’s best for the competition?that’s what the athletes and fans want.”

“So my goal is to create a dialogue with FIFA and convince them to create guidelines for how they choose countries to host the World Cup going forward, so that they only pick countries that ensure the safety of all the athletes and all the fans.”

There are a lot of great quotes from Robbie in the GQ story, like this one too on how he’s feeling this year as opposed to last season:

Have you heard from anyone at FIFA about it?

A: No one reached out to me. The piece received a lot of press but I didn’t hear from FIFA.

Are you having fun playing these days?

A: Oh yeah, more and more fun actually. My first year here I had injuries and I was the gay soccer player on the Galaxy, and that got a lot of attention. Now it’s settled down and I’m just another guy on the team.

Check out the links below.

Robbie Rogers Politely Reminds FIFA that Gay Rights is a Thing – GQ

Robbie Rogers: FIFA fails to support gays – USA Today

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Toronto FC Set to Play Friendly v. Manchester City FC

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Manchester City, Toronto FC

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Toronto FC announced Wednesday that the club will host a friendly match against Barclays Premier League club Manchester City FC on Wednesday, May 27 at BMO Field with a 7:30 p.m. kick-off.

Tickets will be available with a special pre-sale window for Toronto FC season seat holders beginning today (Wednesday, April 8). Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, April 16.

For more details or to purchase tickets, visit www.torontofc.ca or call (416)-360-GOAL (4625).

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Video :: Montréal Impact Become the First Canadian Team to Advance to CONCACAF Champions League final

Filed under: CONCACAF Champions League, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Montreal Impact

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Alajuelense 4 – 2 Montreal Impact : Scoring Summary

Alajuelense: Pablo Gabas (47′, 60′), Allen Guevara (79′), Jonathan McDonald (90 + 3′)
Montreal Impact: Jack McInerney (42′), Andres Romero (72′)

Major League Soccers’ Montreal Impact become the first-ever Canadian club to reach the CONCACAF Champions League finals by beating Costa Rican club Alajuelense on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate final to.

On what would normally be a pretty bad night (losing 4 – 2) turned out to be a great one for the Impact who went to Costa Rick with a 2-0 aggregate advantage in hand after beating Alajuelense 2 – 0 at home back in March.

Here is some great recap video from the Impact digital team!

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Herediano plays at Club America tonight and the winner of that series will host Montreal in the first leg of the CCL final on April 22. The Impact get the return leg on April 29.

* Hmph… might be a reason to travel to Montréal…never seen that city before.

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CAF (Africa) Pledges Their Support To Sepp Blatter Ahead Of FIFA Presidential Election

Filed under: Soccer News

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~~  File this one under ‘World Cup 2010′…..  By the way, how in the world does ‘Africa’ account for 54 of the 209 vote count heading into the Presidential Election?!?!?  My fear is that the incoming ‘Challengers’ will split the votes, leading to Blatter leaning on his cronies to hold on to his #MonopolyMoney Fiefdom…

via Guardian

Every one of Africa’s 54 member countries will vote for Sepp Blatter in next month’s Fifa presidential election, the president of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou, said on Tuesday.

“Africa is comfortable having you. Africa stays with you,” Hayatou said in a speech to open Caf’s annual congress in Cairo, at which Blatter is present.

Although the individual countries do not have to follow Hayatou’s directive, Africa is expected to be a strong base of support for Blatter. With 54 of the 209 Fifa member countries eligible to vote in the presidential election in Zurich on 29 May, Africa is the largest of the six continental confederations.

Blatter is seeking a fifth term in office to extend a reign that began in 1998. The Fifa vice-president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, the Dutch FA head, Michael van Praag, and the former Portugal international Luís Figo are standing against him. Those three challengers will not be addressing Caf delegates.

In his speech to the congress in Cairo, Blatter reflected on Africa’s achievements during his time as Fifa president, including the continent’s first World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

He said Hayatou, who has led CAF for 27 years despite allegations of corruption and an official reprimand by the International Olympic Committee, was a pillar of African football.

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Soccer In America :: Modern Athlete Prints – Chelsea FC

Filed under: Art, Chelsea, Design, Family

Framing it up. #CFC #CFFL

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Modern Athlete Prints offers a collection of inspirational prints and posters for athletes that want to live out their love for competing in their sport. Initially started out as a soccer store, but they are currently working to cover prints for all sports!

Modern Athlete Prints was started by friend of the site, Bryan Byrne of Soccer Cleats 101 fame. He started MAP, to help promote soccer and inspire athletes through motivational style prints and posters! He started out with just soccer stuff, but he’s got some other great things there. I opted for the Chelsea print a while back and just now got to throwing it in to a frame. I’ll say that it turned out pretty nice.

Check out the store on ETSY: Modern Athlete Prints

Everything is very reasonably priced and he’s got a lot of clubs. If you don’t find your club, they also do custom orders.

BP_TOW on the gram Bumpy Pitch / ISPS_TOW / The Original Winger

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