Author: Giani Boldeanu

World Cup Russia 2018: Group A  JUNE 14 Russia vs. Saudi Arabia JUNE 15 Egypt vs. Uruguay JUNE 19 Russia vs. Egypt JUNE 20 Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia JUNE 25 Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt Uruguay vs. Russia Group A is an average group of national teams with lower ranks in FIFA. Group A seems to be a very equilibrated group. Each team stands equal chances to go to the next round of the World Cup. Russia FIFA ranking :65.  Russia was qualified directly as a host nation without playing the qualification rounds. Russia had a very lucky draw and they…

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The 14th of June marks the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup – the highest level of football competitions with TV audience records. Every 4 years, we get the chance to see the best football teams and players from all around the world play against each other in the ultimate event. The first FIFA World Cup was organised by Uruguay; 88 years ago in 1930. The first winner of the World Cup was Uruguay, who defeated Argentina 4–2. Since then, the tournament has taken place every four years, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, due to the Second…

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If you are on the football field playing  and you mind is wandering somewhere else, you will not be able to perform at your maximum capacity. Focus is the capability to give your full attention to the game without being distracted by external factors such as the public or the background noise and  internal factors such as negative self-talk or personal and family problems. In order to be successful, you should focus on the game or training tasks – on what is relevant at that moment, not on something else. Your brain and body are interconnected. If you are focused…

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David Beckham the footballer  David Beckham may not be the best English footballer but he is definitely the most famous English player in the world. Before Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho, the young players’ dreams would be to become the next David Beckham. At the young age of 16, Beckham started his professional career as a midfielder at Manchester United. He was part of the 1992 generation, one of the best youth generation of Manchester United football academy, having teammates like Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes. Since his “graduation”, he has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, AC…

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A lot of young academy players and their parents have a serious dilemma – should they focus exclusively on football or should they focus also on their education? Based on data from the FA and newspapers, only 10% of academy players will sign a professional contract after finishing the entire course of the football academy. Meanwhile, the other 90% will have to get used to the fact that they spent up to 10 years in vain, ultimately the goal is to become a professional footballer. The football world is tough and very few players will become professional players. Even from that…

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Several football players enquired what they have to do in order to become great players . There are few things that make players successful; these things are not genetic and everyone can learn them and require no talent. In this article I will write about one of the qualities: Attitude . What is attitude? Your disposition or state of mind , what you feel and think about something . Attitude plays  a very important part in our lives. Attitude can change our lives and behavior in a few seconds- your attitude can change the outcome of your actions.  Attitude is…

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He started to play for Barcelona’s football academy when he was only 13 years old. He spent most of his youth career at Barcelona. Barcelona paid for his growth treatment. Messi is 100% Barcelona’s product and is probably the most successful player in the last 20 years. He is the most important player from the Barcelona squad. Messi is a  a well behaved player without any major behaviour problems  during his career. He is  probably the most skilful football player on the planet at this moment .Being a role model for the youth and even for grownup players, made him…

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This is an advice for parents, entry-level players, coaches, managers and not only.    Unfortunately, the football clubs and academies don’t teach the young players anything about these matters.     Like any other sports or jobs in football /soccer, you have to develop your career over the course of several years to reach the top level in professional soccer/football.    This article will provide you with tips on how to find and chose the right football agent/intermediary that will represent you.    The first thing you have to do is to assess your level based on your results, skills and other sport professional opinions.…

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You can have the best players in the world. However, if there is no cohesion they will play like an average team. In football/soccer every member of the team is important and her/his actions and decisions can influence the whole team performance. To build a competitive professional football team these days is not an easy task. Conflicts that will make the team building process difficult  Players level: young players vs. old players;    Non-experienced players vs. experienced players;    Players nationality: local players vs. foreign players; language barrier;    Players personality: introverted vs. extroverted; Leaders vs. followers;    Players speed and playing style: Latin American…

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How to know if your child has the skills and qualities to become a professional player? First, you have to observe if your child number one interest is football. Discuss with your child very often to find out what he likes to do if she or he enjoys playing, training and learning about football. Do they play football in their free time with their friends or on their own? Are they eager to win when they are playing with their team? Are they bored with the drills and techniques performed at the recreational teams? Do they play better than their teammates? Do…

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