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The Noisy France is Out Of World Cup

You could not think that the game was a quarter final game,the tempo was slow.HoweverGermany became the first team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup as Mats Hummels’ first half header gave them a hard-fought 1-0 win against France at the Maracana.

The Borussia Dortmund defender held off the challenge of Raphael Varane to loop home Toni Kroos’ free-kick with his head in the 13th minute.

Mathieu Valbuena and Antoine Griezmann forced Manuel Neuer into fine saves but Les Bleus could not find an equaliser to force extra-time.

Joachim Low’s side will now face the winner of Brazil vs Colombia for a place in the final on July 13.

Mats Hummels Goal

Mats Hummels Goal


Well, they did it again. It’s four on the trot now — a record. Germany have not missed a World Cup semi-final date this century.

It was 1998, in France, when they last failed to be in competition in the last week of the tournament, and they will be there again, in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Back here again a week on Sunday? There is no reason why not.

Germany did not have the best chances, or play the best football, but they were excellent in possession, decisive and sharp and found a way to win, as the best teams do. As Germany do, so often in fact.

That the goal came through Mats Hummels, a bold selection by coach Joachim Low, just adds to the evidence that Germany are simply at home in tournament football in a way other countries — you know who — are not.

France have a good record of going deep into the competition once out of the first round, too, but they met their match here. Germany were set up too well to let them pass, despite the best efforts of Mathieu Valbuena, Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema.

There was a lot of French pressure in the second-half, but the best chance fell to Germany. When Mesut Ozil broke down the left flank, his cross laid the ball on a plate for Thomas Muller, who should have claimed Germany’s second and took the last remaining tension from the game. Instead, he missed the ball, which fell to substitute Andre Schurrle who could not continue his run of five goals in consecutive internationals. Hugo Lloris saved with his feet.

Muller came close in the 71st minute, too, with a low shot that Schurrle could not convert, but this was far from the most impressive German performance of this World Cup.

That, in its way, makes it all the more impressive.

This is a team that finds a way to win, that cuts a path through — that didn’t even pack its suitcases for departure from Rio de Janeiro, because it had no contention of going home. Confident? Arrogant? Check the record. They have every reason to be both.

It was a first-half that vindicated German coach Joachim Low in so many ways. He made change before the match, big changes, brave changes.

Out went Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, in came Mats Hummels, returning after illness. Out went Mario Gotze and the false nine system, in came the veteran striker Miroslav Klose, 36 years old and a goal away from becoming the uncontested top goalscorer in World Cup history.

As for Philipp Lahm, the full-back turned central midfield player under Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich this season, he reverted to his more familiar role.

As with all major surgery at a World Cup, it divided opinion — but 45 minutes in there could be no question that Low’s judgement had the evidence on its side.

rance had the best chances, but Germany had the all-important goal — and it came from Hummels, as did a vital 42nd minute defensive block to keep the scores level.

Equally important was Low’s understanding that France’s best weapon was pace and a ball over the top — hence his decision to remove Mertesacker from the line of fire. No, Germany were not flawless in stopping France getting through — but there is little doubt this would have been a very tough afternoon for the Arsenal man.

Hummels goal came in the 12th minute, from a straightforward set-piece that found France’s defence wanting. Toni Kroos whipped the ball in and Hummels got the better of Raphael Varane, so impressive for France until now, to head past the helpless Hugo Lloris.

A reasonable penalty shout in the 25th minute aside — Mathieu Debuchy certainly appeared to pull Klose’s shirt, but the fall was needlessly theatrical and did the German’s case few favours — the best of it belonged to France.

Yet Germany’s ease in possession was impressive, as was their measured styled and, once again, the performance of their goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

He was talked of as Germany’s new sweeper after the match with Algeria, when he appeared to spend much of his time patrolling the outfield area behind the defensive high line, and that seems to be more of a deliberate ploy than a happy accident.

Low deserves credit for recognising that Neuer is as much footballer as goaltender and allows Germany to play in a different way.

Brazil 2014: Idrissou,Edgar Make Comeback

Idrissou Mohamadou and Salli Edgar have made their comeback in the lions den.The teams headcoach included these two players in his tentative list.

Lions ready for Brazil

Lions ready for Brazil


GOAL KEEPERS

Charles Itandje
Sammy Ndjock
Guy-Roland Ndy-Assembe
Loïc Fedjou (Cotonsport)

DEFENDERS

Henri Bédimo
Cédric Djeugoue (Cotonsport)
Aurélien Chedjou
Nicolas Nkoulou
Assou-Ekotto
Allan Nyom
Dany Nounkeu
Armel Kana-Biyik
Gaetan Bong

MIDFIELD

Joël Matip
Stéphane Mbia
Jean II Makoun
Enoh Eyong
Alexandre Song
Salli Edgar
Landry Nguémo
Raoul Loé

ATTACKERS

Samuel Eto’o
Vincent Aboubakar
Achille Wébo
Mohamadou Idrissou
Benjamin Moukandjo
Choupo-Moting
Fabrice Olinga

WAITING LIST

Franck Bagnack
Guy Zock (Cosmos)

YOSA Clashes With Canon In Cup Final

Yong Sport Academy of Bamenda clashes this Sunday December 22 against Canon Sportif of Yaounde in the 2013 edition of the Cup of Cameroon.
The event that brings the head of state and all sports personalities in Cameroon had over dued.

preparation has intensified among finalists, Canon Yaoundé is in training in blocked Akono where players receive two daily workouts internship. Yosa meanwhile retired to Bafut , a suburb of Bamenda to prepare afor the duel.Sources reveal that officials of the two finalists received Tuesday money ffrom the state but the amount was not disclosed.

Amadou Ahidjo Stadium ready for finals

Amadou Ahidjo Stadium ready for finals

Some 1200 young students from Leclerc High School selected for the overall movements are now make final adjustments . And a source close to the security services has given us confirmation that the event unless last minute changes , will take place Sunday, December 22, 2014 .
Canon is gunning for 12th title while Yong Sport Academy is eyeing the trophy for the first time.

Cameroon beat Libya To Reach WC Play-Off

The indomitable lions of cameroon has beaten the mediteranean knights of Libya one-nil to advance to the last qualifying round of Africa’s world cup qualifiers.

The lions stood tall in a formidable and spirited fight sunday at the Ahmdou Ahdjo stadium loosing many chnaces at the start of the game.
team captain Samuel Eto’o struggling in vein to net a few free-kick opportunities that were saved by
Libyan goal keeper.

Eto'o ready to dismantle Libyan defence

Eto’o ready to dismantle Libyan defence


The lions demonstrated a good mastery of the terrain and mathmatical passes transforming their opponents into practice posts.
Aurelien Chedjou benefited from a corner kick to head in Cameroons winner at the 41st minutes of play.
despite efforts made by the libyans especially at the tail of the game,Cameroon maintained a good tempo to end thier victory.
Samuel Eto’o was replaced in the game by Jacques Zoa.
Cameroon join Algeria,Burkinafaso,Cape Verde,Egypt,Ethiopia,Ghana,Nigeria,Ivory Coast,Senegal for the play off.
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Samuel Eto’o Goes To Chelsea

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Samuel Eto’o as part of the negotiations to acquire Willian for £30 million from Anzhi Makhachkala which will end their attempts to buy Wayne Rooney this summer.

The club has ended their efforts to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United for now and have snapped up 32-year-old Samuel Eto’o instead, but Jose Mourinho intends to wait for Rooney Photo: PA
Jason Burt.

I am back

I am back


Samuel Eto’o,ready for Chelsea move

The double signing could be announced later this week. The transfer of Eto’o, the 32-year-old former Inter Milan and Barcelona striker, is part of the agreement to sign Brazil midfielder Willian but Jose Mourinho does not want Eto’o’s involvement to become public until after Monday night’s Premier League game against Manchester United. Mourinho hopes that continuing the speculation over Chelsea’s interest in Rooney, who may start, will unsettle United.

The fee for Eto’o, the highest-paid player at the Russian club, is thought to be around £2 million.
Eto’o, like Willian and Anzhi’s other star players, was put up for sale after club owner Suleyman Kerimov decided to pull much of his funding. His arrival at Chelsea will see the club attempt to move on Demba Ba before the transfer window closes, with Victor Moses expected to go out on loan.

Willian’s arrival will cast further doubt on the future of Juan Mata. He is likely to make way for Willian in Mourinho’s first-choice team, the Brazilian lining up with Eden Hazard and Oscar as an attacking trio behind a lone striker.Mata is unlikely to be sold this summer but he will not be happy if his role at Chelsea is reduced – especially with a World Cup at the end of the season.

Rooney had hoped to join Chelsea this summer but is now resigned to staying at United and, it is understood, fully prepared to run down his contract in the hope of either leaving in January or more likely next summer when Moyes may be more prepared to sell. Chelsea have indicated that they will wait for Rooney, who has two years left on his contract, and they regard Eto’o as a stopgap.

By Nfor Hanson Nchanji

UB:12 Acquitted, Four sentenced,Trial Continues

Information that filtered from the case pitting some University of Buea students and the administration at the Buea court of first instance, indicates that Sigala Remy has been sentenced to 18 Months imprisonment and to pay a fine of over 50million fcfa in connection with the persistent crisis on campus that led to the destruction of properties.

Report also say that three other students had their sentence suspended on the grounds that if they pay the sum of 140 000fcfa each, they will be acquitted if not they will spend 9 months in prison.
Twelve students were found not guilty and have been acquitted. According to report, the students could not leave the Buea central prison this Thursday because the decision came late, a source said he was at the prison premises where the administration said they need to sign their release documents, seemingly Friday.

This is just part of the process in the case where over 40 UB students were detained, hearing will continue Wednesday July 31,2013 at the Buea court of first instance.

Joseph Owona,President Of Normalisation Committee

Joseph Owona has been named president of the normalisation committee to head Cameroon football Federation, Fecafoot for a period of 8 months.
The committee, which will be installed Monday, will have as president, former Minister Joseph Owona and Emmanuel Ngassa Happyas Vice President.

Joesph Owona,appears back in public

Joesph Owona,appears back in public

The other members are:

– Michel Kaham former Indomitable Lion
– Ebenezer Mouloké, Lawyer, former Director of Standards at the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education
– Ephraim Gwafor, Lawyer, former minister, former rector of the University of Yaounde II
– Owona Pascal Baylon, former Lions captain, former president of FECAFOOT
– Do Hanack Tonye David, lawyer, former SG of the Ministry of Sport and Physical Education
– James Moungue Kobila, Lawyer, Head of department of public law at the University of Douala
– Jonathan Fombe, Lawyer
– Amadou Evelé, Lawyer, former Director General of Semry
– Adolphe MINKOA She, lawyer, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Yaounde II

Representatives of CAF and FIFA are:

– Primo Corvaro,FIFA
– Prosper Abega,CAF