FIFA 21 TOTY prediction: eleven players to dominate Ultimate Team

Bruno Fernandes is one of the great names in the Premier League so far this season, being key for Manchester United to lead the league alone. Personally, I am not very in favor of including him and I would put Thiago in his place, since he did not win anything at the collective level and in December they were eliminated from the Champions League in groups. But he has performed well, the weight of the public vote can be decisive – playing in the Premier is a plus – and it is striking that midfielders like Luka Modric or Leon Goretzka have been left out, so it is quite likely that he will enter.


FIFA will give Kieran Trippier permission to play for Atlético Madrid | NCZD | FOOTBALL-INTERNATIONAL

Diego Simeone, strategist of Atlético de Madrid, he will be able to count on the English defender Kieran Trippier for the decisive dates of LaLiga and the Champions League, despite the ten-week ban imposed by the FA. The country assured that the FIFA granted the precautionary measure requested days ago by the Spanish team.

Diego Simeone was always critical of the sanction to his player, for revealing information about his transfer to Atletico Madrid and that later it would serve to win money in a bookmaker. In addition, he questioned that the punishment period did not affect his participation with the England team and only harmed the Spanish team.

Atletico Madrid He argued that he has not been part of the investigation and despite this the entity has been greatly affected, a situation that has been assessed by FIFA, which agreed to accept precautionary measures in favor of the club, says the Spanish media.

Faced with this new panorama Diego Simeone you can count Kieran Trippier for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, against Chelsea. He could also play the duel this Sunday against Deportivo Alavés, but the ‘Cholo’ did not consider him on the list of travelers to Vitoria.

The next step for Atletico Madrid will be to initiate a process before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) with the intention of annulling the sanction to Kieran Trippier.

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FIFA removes gambling sanction from Trippier because he ‘delivered’ his brother-in-law

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Madrid Spain / 02.01.2021 14:44:14

FIFA rules and everyone is silent! The agency’s Appeals Committee announced the precautionary suspension of the sanction just imposed on Kieran Trippier by the English Federation, who had found him guilty of gambling illegally on his signing with Atlético de Madrid in 2019.

Why was Trippier’s sanction lifted?

The information that emerges in Spain details that Trippier provided valuable information to FIFA to detect what it was your brother-in-law who made the illegal bet in the summer of 2019 when he learned first-hand that the English player already had an agreement with the Colchoneros to leave Tottenham.

What was the punishment for Trippier?

It had been ruled two months of sanction without the possibility of playing or training at a professional level, being the English Federation the one that imposed the now invalid measure because at the time of the supposed bet, Trippier he still belonged to Tottenham.

During the period in which the English team was going to be detained, he would have missed 13 games with Atlético between LaLiga, Copa del Rey and the Champions League.

With the precautionary measure, the defender is already at the disposal of Diego Simeone, although in principle he did not enter the call for the game against Alavés this Sunday.


A year upset by the pandemic

It was the sport too. The coronavirus, as it did with the rest of the sectors, stopped its activity in its tracks and forced it to reinvent itself. Nine months later, he is still at it: looking for solutions to live, not after, but during the crisis.

An unprecedented event in history, the postponement of the Olympic Games, illustrates the caliber of the blow received in 2020. But the growing certainty that the Games will be held in Tokyo in July 2021 shows that the sport has endured and is preparing to bend the arm of the pandemic.

It was on March 24, the day that IOC President Thomas Bach picked up the phone and had a long conversation with then-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in which both they agreed to postpone the Olympics.

“This is an unprecedented challenge,” Bach said of COVID-19. Eleven thousand Olympians had to adjust their preparation plans for Japan overnight.

By then, sports competitions in China had already been suspended, including the basketball pre-Olympic and the indoor athletics world championships, in addition to the J-League in Japan, the major cycling events, the triathlon world series, the motorcycle world championship , the motorsport, the professional tennis and golf circuits, competitions of all kinds in Italy, Spain and almost all of Europe, the NBA, the Copa Libertadores, the Champions League, the America’s Cup or the European Championship football.

The other competitions, all of them, were cascading down. In the best of cases postponed, in the worst, canceled, while the numbers of infected and dead grew throughout the planet: first in Asia, then in Europe, finally in America. The societies were confined and, with them, their athletes.

They also gave in

The Tour de France and the British Golf Open were the last competitions that resisted until April to vary their dates. Finally, the French round assumed its postponement from June to September. The British Open, for its part, definitively canceled its 2020 edition, as well as another traditional British, the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

The confinement of the population on a world scale equated the professional athlete with the amateur as never before. Both of them managed to do gymnastics on the balconies, stretching in the kitchen, roller in the living room, squats in the garage. Sales of home-made sports equipment soared.

Social networks were filled with impossible challenges: Caster Semenya beat Cristiano Ronaldo in an abs competition, Armand Duplantis challenged Renaud Lavillenie to pole vault from the garden of their respective homes, Simone Biles taught us that it is possible to take off your pants Doing the pin.

At the time, sport showed its most supportive face. Olympic champions such as the Spanish Saúl Craviotto, the Argentine Paula Pareto or the Canadian Hayley Wickenheiser threw themselves into their role as public servants; such as policemen, health workers, ambulance drivers, caretakers. Footballers like Boil Resurrección or Sergio Canales called the most veteran members of their clubs to keep them company. Marcus Rashford forced Boris Johnson to extend free food stamps during the summer to school children from the most disadvantaged families.

Hit by the virus

Hundreds of athletes suffered COVID-19, most without serious consequences. Novak Djokovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi Hernández, Marta Vieira, Fernando Verdasco, Diego Simeone, Ricky Rubio, Simona Halep, Fernando Gaviria, Kevin Durant, Luis Suárez… to the five-time Olympian Alberto de Monaco.

The competitions began to resume in June and in conditions unknown until then: with training sessions in small groups, without an audience, with periodic medical tests, without showers in the locker room.

Except for the French Soccer League, which was concluded as it had been at the time of confinement, and the Basketball Euroleague, which left the title void, like the MX League in the 2020 Opening Tournament, professional sports drew up new calendars concentrates to decide their champions. The “bubble” of NBA in Florida and the Final Phase of the Champions League in Lisboa were two examples of necessary adaptation to circumstances.

The South American qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup were moved from March to September, and then to October.

Hard hit to finances

Economically, the pandemic has been a slab of still incalculable dimensions for sports.

Only the postponement of the Games of Such will suppose a overrun of about 2.7 billion dollars, on a budget of 12 thousand 969 that already goes for 15 thousand 400. The bill for the NBA “bubble” amounted to 180 million.

The clubs of the Spanish soccer league, seeing their income diminished due to, among other reasons, the lack of public, They have had to reduce the cost of their squads by 18%, a percentage that in the case of Barcelona amounts to 43 percent.

An atypical year that has put the entire sport to the test globally.



Club World Cup: FIFA confirms date, Colombian time, January February 2021 matches, Libertadores champion is missing | Champions League

FIFA presented this Wednesday the stadiums and the match schedule for the 2021 Club World Cup, which modified its calendar due to the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

The tournament will be played in Qatar and will begin on February 1, 2021, with the match between the local team Al Duhail against Auckland City of New Zealand, the latter classified only by having the most points at the time of suspension of the tournament due to to the pandemic.

In addition, Bayern Munich, Ulsan Hyundai (South Korea), Al Ahly (Egypt) and Tigres (Mexico) have already qualified. All that remains is to meet the champion of the 2020 Copa Libertadores, which will be defined next January 30 at the Maracaná stadium, in Rio de Janeiro.

On Thursday, February 4, the quarterfinals (at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Colombian time) will be played between the qualifier of Al Duhail-Auckland, Ulsan Hyundai, Tigres and Al Ahly, in an instance that has yet to be drawn.

On Monday 8 (1:00 pm) Bayern Munich, the Champions League champion, will debut, while on Sunday 7 (1:00 pm) the winner of the Libertadores will make it. Both expect rival.

The matches will be played on three venues, Khalifa International Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium and Education City Stadium, site of the final. It is a dress rehearsal for the Qatar World Cup 2022 in the venues where the matches will be played. The final will be on February 11 (1:00 pm Colombian time).


Robert Lewandowski wins The Best award ahead of Leo Messi and Ronaldo

Robert Lewandowski has won FIFA’s ‘The Best’ award for 2020. The Bayern Munich striker won the treble last season – the Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Champions League, finishing top scorer in each of those tournaments.


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The Polish forward beat Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the award, with those two the other shortlisted finalists.

In this way the Bayern attacker adds to the list of winners of the FIFA trophy created in 2016, won by Ronaldo (16, 17), Modric (18) and Messi (19).

Lewandowski wins it at the age of 32, after a successful career in Germany where he won eight titles, six with Bayern and two with Borussia Dortmund.

He has played 116 times for Poland, scoring 63 goals.



FIFA asks all football leagues for this tribute to Maradona

The governing body of world football wants to express its regret and consideration for the mythical “10” of Argentina, who died this past Wednesday, leaving an immense void in this sport

November 27, 2020 · 16:07 hs

The premature death of Diego Armando MaradonaAt 60, it is extremely painful for soccer. The FIFA has not wanted to overlook this unfortunate date to recognize the great trajectory and the immense and incomparable legacy that the Argentine leaves for this sport.

In the Champions League, a minute of silence was observed prior to the matches

In all mid-week matches for Champions League y Europa League -for example- a minute of silence was observed for Diego. Always, accompanied at that moment by images of the “Pelusa” projected on the giant screens of the stadiums where there were matches.

Now the FIFA petitioned its 211 member associations: ask the organizers of your national tournaments to also save a minute of silence in all games weekend football.

In this way, the entity wants to express its consideration for the mythical “10” of Argentina, who died this past Wednesday. Let us remember that the current president of the organization, Gianni Infantino, had a special relationship with Maradona, to the point that upon hearing the news he expressed his regret.

In recent years, Maradona was a regular guest at FIFA events

“Today is an incredibly sad day. Our Diego left us. Our hearts, of all of us who love him for how he was and for what he represented, have stopped beating for a moment. Our silence, our tears, our pain is the only thing we feel deeply inside of us at this moment. “


AFC Champions League 2020: Appointments – Football Referees

The AFC Refereeing Department appointed the following refereeing teams for the 2020 AFC Champions League matches:

Group stage
Group E

FC Seoul (KOR) 1: 2 Beijing Sinobo Guoan FC (CHN)
A: Turki Al Khudayr (SAU)
AA1: Mohammed Al Abakry (SAU)
AA2: Khalaf Al Shammari (SAU)
4ºA: Ali Sabah Adday Al Qaysi (IRQ)

Group F

Ulsan Hyundai FC (DISEASE) : Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC (CHN)
A: Khamis Al Marri (QAT)
AA1: Yousef Aref Al Shamari (QAT)
AA2: Zahy Al Shammari (QAT)
4ºA: Abdelrahman Al Jassim (QAT)

Source: AFC


awards, voting dates and keys

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The FIFA has confirmed that, despite the health problems that plague the world due to the Covid-19, will celebrate its The Best awards as it has been doing since 2016. However, in this new edition there will be important changes such as that there will not be a face-to-face gala or the voting format for any of the categories.

Unlike Golden Ball, which will not be delivered this 2020 by decision of the organization, FIFA has defended that distributing its own awards is a way of thanking that football has been able to develop, although with problems, in a situation like the current one. “The importance of health it has become clear that it is the first “, they indicate in a statement, and” the protagonists of football have assumed an even greater responsibility.

FIFA “in observance of the public health standards and in accordance with FIFA’s guiding principle that prioritizes health, “it has decided” that the ceremony will take place exclusively virtually. ” December 17 by videoconference and will keep all the categories of the last edition. It should be remembered that Messi was named best player and Klopp best coach of the planet.

In this 2020 edition, the only change announced by FIFA will be in the voting for the best goalkeeper and the best goalkeeper. Until now, the same voting process had not been followed as with the other categories, but this year they will follow the same guidelines as the rest and will leave behind the choice “for a specific panel”. In other words, captains and coaches of the national teams will vote, the fans will vote and the press will vote. Each of these actors will have a 25% vote.

Voting, as announced by FIFA, will begin on November 25 and end on November 9, less than a week before this unusual gala takes place. The main candidates are the players of the Bayern and Sevilla as Champions League champions and the Super Cup, as well as the Europa League respectively.

Bayern, in fact, already took practically the entire ideal team from the last Champions League with up to nine players from the total. Stars like Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, both champions on some occasion of the award, do not aspire to take the title in this edition after the poor results of their teams in this 2020. Both the Barcelona as the Juventus they reaped bad results in the Champions League and, in the case of the Catalans, also in national competitions.

Prizes to distribute

The Best to the FIFA Player

The Best FIFA Player

The Best to the FIFA Women’s Football Coach

The Best FIFA Men’s Soccer Coach

The Best to the FIFA Goalkeeper

The Best to the FIFA Goalkeeper

FIFA FIFPRO World11 Femenino


FIFA Fair Play Award

FIFA Puskas Award

FIFA Fan Award

[Más información – Un calendario sin parón de selecciones: la solución de los clubes enfadados por las lesiones y la Covid-19]


FIFA: February 2021 Club World Cup

This was announced by FIFA, the date for the 2020 Club World Cup will be held in February 2021 and Qatar will host

November 18, 2020 · 17:18 hs

The International Football Federation (FIFA) reported this Tuesday that the 2020 edition of Club World Cup which took place in December, will take place next February, keeping the headquarters in Qatar.

Liverpool Winner of the Club World Cup 2019

International calendars have been affected by the COVID-19, including the continental club championships, determined by the representatives of each confederation, which will end in the first month of 2021.

Through a statement the FIFA I note: “The 2020 FIFA Club World Cup will be held from February 1 to 11, in Qatar.”

They also indicated: “In accordance with FIFA’s international match protocol, the International Federation and the host country will take the necessary measures to protect the health and guarantee the safety of the participants.”

This edition is the last with seven participants, made up of; the champions of the six confederations plus the champion of the host country. After the World Cup it will have an expanded format of 24 teams

Among those already classified for this competition are: as regards the Champions League: al Bayern Munich and the host country on Al Duhail Qatar.

Liverpool Winner of the Club World Cup 2019

The last Club World Cup held in December 2019, in Qatar the winner was the Liverpool.