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Guus Hiddink wants Chelsea to appoint a new manager as fast as possible

Guus Hiddink wants Chelsea to appoint a new manager as fast as possible

Since Guus Hiddink arrived to Stamford Bridge, the Dutch coach has lifted the spirit and gave confidence back to Chelsea who were demolished and were even in danger of even entering the bottom relegation zone. Hiddink has sparked life back to the Premier League, unfortunately for the supporters of Chelsea, the Dutch manager is not going to last a very long time in charge of the English as Hiddink has already stated that he will be retiring when the season ends in the summer.

 

This means that Chelsea will have to search for a new manager soon as there are only a few months remaining before the season finalizes and Guus Hiddink has recently stated that Chelsea should do this in a quick manner and transparent as well.

 

“I am in favor. But it’s a personal opinion that when things are done you make it transparent. You’ve heard more than I because that’s your job, you have to search around where the rumors are. That’s not my job. I’m just there to prepare for the next game. I’m not involved in this so that’s all you can get from me on this issue. Of course this club is searching now and experienced managers they like and there are a lot. It’s up to them, to make up their mind and make the decisions.” Chelsea’s Guus Hiddink said.

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The Canadian Soccer Association is considering hosting the next World Cup

The Canadian Soccer Association is considering hosting the next World Cup

The president of the Canadian Soccer Association, Victor Montagliani has revealed that some serious consideration is being put in relation to Canada hosting the upcoming World Cup.

“I think our next project as a country, and as a soccer country, would be the men’s World Cup. We have hosted every other World Cup. We have been successful at every other one we have hosted. I think it’s a natural progression for us to seriously look at bidding for the men’s World Cup.” Victor Montagliani said during a recent press conference.

The 2018 World Cup is the next major soccer competition which is scheduled to take place in Russia but after a string of briberies and scandals were discovered to be done by SeppBlatter and his committee, there still is a possibility of having the location changed, everything will eventually depend on the bids that countries put on the table as they have to show their intention and capability of hosting an event of this caliber.

Canada already has experience in hosting sporting events at his big stage as they have already hosted the 2002 FIFA U-19’S Women’s World Cup as well as the 2007 U-20 Men’s World Cup.

Mexico, Colombia, United States and England are some of the other countries that have shown interest in hosting the upcoming World Cup and now that the men in charge of the previous cases of briberies have been removed from the committee of FIFA, a new bidding process is expected to take place.

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Canada have a home game against Honduras

Canada have a home game against Honduras

Canada have a home game against Honduras and this could be a major source of the points that the nation needs to qualify for the World Cup 2018.

For this reason, manager Benito Floro says that the squad will be concentrating heavily on performing exceptionally well throughout the 90 minutes. Canada are unbeaten in the last six matches of all competitions, but that is unlikely to help them qualify for the tournament. Only points will do them good as it is the group stages of the qualification campaign. The nation has reached this round of the competition after beating Belize in the play-offs.

The group stages consists of four nations and there are three home games for every team.Floro is aware that Canada must make use of home games in order to get through. Since Canada have been involved in more friendly matches over the last two years, there is a danger of the team not understanding the seriousness of the match.Floro says that it will not be the case since the team are extremely motivated to win in the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifying games. The manager has promised that the team will attack with intent as they have now.

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Canada has made it into the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canada has made it into the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canada reached the quarter-finals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Switzerland with a final scoreboard of 1-0.  The only goal of the entire match was scored by Josee Belanger as she found the back of the net at the 52nd minute.

The captain of the Canadian team, Christine Sinclair played a huge role as he provided the cross over to Belanger as she made no mistake in firing it home.

Canada had dominated control of the match since the early stages of the match but despite it’s domination, it was Switzerland which had the best chance to score as Bachmann whipped in a cross into the penalty box of Canada but Lara Dickenmann wasn’t able to reach the ball.

As the match progressed, Canada was putting pressure upon their opponents with shots being fired inside the own half of the Swiss team.

The only goal of the entire match arrived through Belanger in the 2nd half but even though Canada had the lead, they did not fall back and defend instead they continued their search for another goal with continuous charges upfront.

There was a moment when the Canadian appeared to be on the verge of scoring a 2nd goal when Belanger took advantage of a lost ball in front of the net of their rivals and she launched a short range shot which was blocked by the defender Caroline Abbe.

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Benito Floro dont seems to increase expectation of his Team

Benito Floro dont seems to increase expectation of his Team

Canadian coach Benito Floro says that he is not ready to increase expectations of his team ahead of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. After having taken charge of the Canadian national team in 2013,Floro has had only relative success.

The Spaniard has failed to lead his team to a victory in the last four friendly matches. Their last success in any competition came against Jamaica in a friendly match back in September 2014 when the team won 3-1 with goals from the likes of Edgar and De Jong. The Gold Cup does not start until July 2015. It is seen as the most important competition for North American teams.

Prior to this competition, Canada have matches against the likes of Guatemala in friendlies while British Virgin Islands or Dominica will be their opponents in the World Cup qualifying matches. One of the major difficulties for the Canadian national team is that some of the players are playing in the MLS while the remaining are playing in European football. This means that both groups are not equal in terms of fitness and energy levels.Floro reveals the tough task he has had to manage these two groups of players. The national team will be taking on Guatemala towards the end of March.

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Canada vs Iceland leads to a Draw

Canada vs Iceland leads to a Draw

Canada could only secure a 1-1 draw against Iceland in the latest friendly between the two teams, but head coach Benito Floro was a pleased man. This is because Canada were defeated 2-1 when the two teams met each other just a few days ago.

Floro felt that the defeat was undeserved because Canada played really well. De Rosario scored in that defeat and he was once again the star of the show on Tuesday. His penalty gave Canada the lead after just 30 minutes. Even though Iceland found a way back through a penalty fromFridjonsson, Floro says that the result was fair.

Canada have had just one victory since 2012 and this came in a friendly match against Jamaica back in September. Unfortunately, the team has not been able to build on this result.

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Canada will create History this Season

Canada will create History this Season

For the first time in the history of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Canada will be hosting and receiving certain matches. The BMO Field is a soccer-specific stadium which is located in Toronto and is one of the locations where a few matches of the Gold Cup are going to take place.

The BMO Field represents an important and historic soccer location for Canada as it plays home to Canada’s National Soccer Team as well as Toronto FC which is Canada’s first Major League Soccer Team. It also was the main venue for the FIFA U-20 World Cup where over 250,000 fans went during 12 matches to watch matches.

Victor Montagliani is the Canadian Soccer President and he expressed his delight about the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup competition being held in Canada for the first time as he stated just how important this is and what it represents.

Victor Montagliani said: “Today marks another great step in Canada’s development to become a leading soccer nation and we would like to thank CONCACAF for the opportunity to have such a marquee event played on Canadian soil’’

‘’Canadian soccer fans have always taken great pride in showing their support for Canada during this key tournament, traveling across the region to represent our country, and it is with great honor that we worked with CONCACAF to bring the beautiful game closer to them for the 2015 edition. We now hope that they will be rewarded with seeing Canada play its final group match in Toronto this summer!”

Mexico is the most successful nation on this competition after having won it a total of 6 times meanwhile United States is following them closely behind with only one title less. Canada and Honduras have lifted the trophy on one occasion each.