Charleroi gets beaten in the training bowl, goalkeeper Kofi is on the way
Charleroi played the semi-finals in Mierleau against Maccabi Haifa, FC Rami Gershon (formerly Standard, Kortrijk, Wasland Beveren and AA Gent). The Israelis, who will play next week in the first round of Champions League qualifiers against Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan, opened the stands, but shortly before the break, Mamadou Vale equalized at the heart of Joris Kaembe.
In the first half, Edward Steele advanced with ten players and Carlos conceded four goals within 11 minutes. The final score is 6-1.
Missing: Guillaume Gillett (ankle), Jules van Clembeut (ankle), Dorian Dessole (stress), Joko Zagkov (just back from the European Championship), Stephen Willems, Ken Nkoba (rehabilitation) and Shamr Nicholson (Gold Cup).
The good news for Still is that Hervé Koffi (24), who often excelled at Excelsior Mouscron last season, will likely replace Nicolas Benito (to Stade Reims) and Rémy Descamps (to FC Nantes) as goalkeepers. The burkini is back in Lille, but it clearly has no future there. (EN)
Charleroi (first aid): Ngoa; Knezevic, Andrew, Wasinsky; Lokembo, Hendrickx, Ilaimaharitra, Robeiro Costa, J. Kayembe Zarouri, Val.
Charleroi (Tweed Helvet): Chiassage; Bokamir, Akbib, Goranov; Lukembo, Kita, Morioka, Chachoa, Golizade; Benship (85′ Ribeiro Costa), Discot.
Toni Kroos interrupted internationally
Toni Kroos announced on Friday that he will stop playing international. The 31-year-old German made his decision known in his podcast “Einfach mal Luppen”. Germany were knocked out of the eighth European Football Championship finals, on Tuesday, after losing 2-0 to England.
Kroos was clear: “I’ve made my decision.” “The decision is irreversible. I made a choice for my family and for myself. I will be able to spend more time with my family. I want to be there as a father and as a husband. It is a rational decision.”
“It makes sense that you would make such a decision after the tournament. It has nothing to do with the shutdown. It’s not that after the bitter defeat against England I woke up and decided to stop playing as an international. I had already thought about it before the tournament. In fact, I was already thinking about it after the Cup. World 2018 (where Germany died in the first round, editor)”.
As for Kroos, his career with “Mannschaft” ended after 106 international matches (17 goals). The central midfielder made his debut for Germany in March 2010 with a 0-1 loss to Argentina. Soon he became a regular player and in the following years he was present at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cup Finals and the European Championship in 2012, 2016 and 2021. In 2014 he became the World Champion with Germany in Brazil.
In the last European Championship, also the last for national coach Joachim Loew, Kroos played the full 90 minutes in each of the four matches, against France (losing 1-0), Portugal (win 4-2), Hungary (2-2) and England ( 2-0 defeat). No field player has scored more minutes under Löw than Kroos.
Kroos has been with Real Madrid since the summer of 2014. He still has a contract there until mid-2023.
Former STVV competitor to Alderweireld?
Toby Alderweireld may get a former STVV player as a competitor at Tottenham. The top English club made a €15 million bid for Takehiro Tomaisu. The Japanese played in Limburg for a year and a half. In 2019 he went to Bologna for 9 million. In the Italian league, he makes a great impression.
Alderweireld himself has a two-year contract in London. It is not certain if he will stay there. Keeps all options open. (KTH)
KVO buys the striker from Nancy and immediately loans him to the French club
Mickaël Biron on his way to KV Oostende. For a while at least – the Martinique-born 23-year-old was immediately loaned back to sister club AS Nancy. Both groups are owned by Pacific Media Group. Earlier this summer, Ostend also took charge of Nancy’s Kenny Rocha in Ligue 2. Thomas Basilla also took her from Nantes to put him on the spot with Nancy. That’s not all: KVO striker Mamadou Thiam will be leased to the club from Alsace this year. Talk about close cooperation. (TTV)
Union attracts Felipe Avenatti
Another new transfer for the PhD Student Union. Brussels residents announced that no one else but Felipe Avenatti had arrived at noon on Friday. The 28-year-old Uruguayan was rented by Standard to Antwerp last season, and this season the Liege residents have also loaned the striker, who caused a stir in Belgium on KV Kortrijk. The union imposed a purchase option.
Genk brings Mike Tresor back to Belgium
Racing Genk strengthens itself with left wing striker Mike Tresor Ndayishimi. The 22-year-old Belgian swaps Willem II for the Belgian vice-champion. Tresor trained for youth in Anderlecht, but left for NEC there in 2018. A year later, the club from Nijmegen leased Tresor to Willem II, who took over permanently after loan. Last season, he scored four goals and provided 11 assists in 34 Eredivisie matches. Tresor has to compete with Theo Bongonda in Genk on the left, if he stays at Luminus Arena. Tresor will conduct his medical tests in the coming days, after which the deal can be officially announced. (KDZ)
Chelsea hire Scottish European champions Billy Gilmore for PhD student Norwich
Billy Gilmore, undoubtedly the most prominent Scottish player in the European Championship, will be loaned by Chelsea to Norwich City next season.
The twenty-year-old midfielder was the star of the Scotland national team during their 0-0 draw against great rival England in the European Championship. But three days after the match, he tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, his Chelsea teammates Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were forced into a week-long quarantine.
Gilmore played 12 games for Chelsea last season. He made his debut with the team in August 2019.
Norwich won the championship for the second time in three years. He may return to the Premier League next season. Our compatriot Roque Boucheri is still under contract with the Canary Islands. In recent seasons, it has been leased to Blackpool, STVV, KV Mechelen and Eupen. He is currently recovering from a serious knee injury.
Cercle Brugge welcomes Spanish striker Rubio (Valladolid)
Following defenders Jesper Daland (IK Start) and Senna Miangue (Cagliari), Cercle Brugge is now also coming in with reinforcements for his attacking booth. The 25-year-old winger striker Waldo Rubio Marin from Spanish club Real Valladolid. Rubio is primarily a left winger, but he can also act as a deep striker. He previously played for Recreativo Huelva and Córdoba, where Valladolid took him away in 2018. He played 45 matches in the Spanish second division. Cercle now rents the Rubio from Real Valladolid for one season with a permanent purchase option. (LUVM)
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