Anderlecht let Mosona leave for Al-Taie Club
Mosona Al-Maarifa, 31, will play for Al-Taei team next season, which has been promoted to the first division in Saudi Arabia. RSC Anderlecht announced this on Monday.
The attacking midfielder, who came from KV Oostende in 2019, has been loaned to KAS Eupen for the past year and a half. For the club from the eastern counties, he scored nine goals in 33 matches. At Purple and White, the Zimbabwe international (27 caps) scored just one goal in ten matches.
Assistant Jonas Evins has achieved outstanding results in training at the club
Isefi snatches Zinho Gano from Genk
Zulte Waregem earned his sixth Mercato summer acquisition with Zinho Gano (27). The striker comes from KRC Genk and signs a 3-year contract (plus a 1-year option) at Gaverbeek. The tall striker does not play in Limburg. It was loaned successively to Antwerp and Kortrijk. In Kortrijk he was good at scoring six goals and one pass.
“The final move provides stability,” Gano said with satisfaction on the club’s website. “It will give me the comfort needed to perform at my best. I am looking forward to my first match with SV Zulte Waregem. The accommodations and the stadium here are top notch. I can’t wait to meet the fans.”
Ousmane Dembele has been out of action for four months after knee surgery
Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, who was injured during the European Championship with the French national team, underwent successful surgery in Finland to dislocate the biceps femoris tendon in his right knee. Barcelona announced that he will be out for four months.
“Osmane Dembele’s surgery was successfully carried out in Turku (Finland) by Dr. Lassi Lembinin under the supervision of the club’s medical service,” Barcelona said in a statement.
The 27-year-old Barcelona winger was the offensive joker at Les Bleus in the European Championship. He scored in a friendly match against Wales (3-0) in early June and appeared in the two European Championship matches against Germany in Munich (a 1-0 win) and Hungary in Budapest (1-1), where he was injured.
Dembele has played 44 games for Barcelona and scored 11 goals in all competitions since returning from a serious injury in February 2020.
In September 2017, shortly after moving from Borussia Dortmund to Catalonia for around £135m (including bonuses), he ruptured the biceps femoris tendon in his left thigh.
But in the 2020-21 season, he only sustained one injury. In December, he missed five games in a row due to a minor hamstring strain in his right thigh.
KRC Genk resumes training sessions with four newcomers
This morning KRC Genk started preparations for the new football season. Coach John van den Brum welcomed his players to the youth academy training field for the first time. The first training session for newcomers was Genk Karel Eating, Kelvin John, Simin Guclerud and Majid Sadik.
KRC Genk resumed training sessions shortly after other first division teams, in part due to the long absence of a large number of names. On Saturday and Sunday, medical and physical examinations were on the program for a group of players that currently includes about twenty players. Seven Promises start preparing with the first team: Mike Benders, Tour Romans, Amin Tibi, Lucas Burton, Woot Commons, Martin Swerts and Adnan Abed.
Now that Jair Oronen (Finland) and Patrik Hrosovsky (Slovakia) have been eliminated from the European Championships, the holiday can begin for them both. Theo Bongonda, Mark McKenzie and Christian Thorstvedt will also be enjoying some extra vacation and will join the group next weekend. Paul Onwacho, Juna Ito, and four other South Americans active in the Copa America joined even later. Gerardo Arteaga and Eboue Kouassi will be absent until early August due to their selection for the Olympics.
The first training match for the KRC Genk takes place on Saturday 3 July, at the Eendracht Termien. This is followed by training matches against Eupen on July 7 and Utrecht on July 10. The last training match will be on the 14th of July in their own stadium against EZ Alkmaar. After that, the delegation will travel on a mini-stage to Burgh-Haamstede in Zeeland, where preparations are made for the Supercup against Club Brugge on July 17.
Beerschot brings back left back Thibaut de Smet
Right before the trip to the training camp in Germany, Bierschut made an incoming third summer transfer. Antwerp players have hired left-back Thibaut de Smet (23) for one season from French first-class team Stade Reims. Bearchot also negotiated a buy option. Former U23 international De Smet trained at the time at AA Gent, where he also made his professional debut. After a pass at Sint-Truiden, the wing defender ended up at Reims, but he was not able to fully push there.
Hoffenheim finally brought back record man Sebastian Rudy
Sebastian Rudy will wear the Hoffenheim shirt again next season. The 31-year-old midfielder is already the club’s record holder with 252 Bundesliga appearances and linked his fate to the team again on Monday.
Rudy previously played for Hoffenheim from 2010 to 2017 and the last two seasons on loan from Schalke 04. The German is now leaving the relegation zone and has scribbled at Hoffenheim on a contract until 2023.
“Sebastian and Hoffenheim fit together beautifully and have grown into a success story that is now expanding,” said sporting director Alexander Rosen. “I am happy to be back for good and grateful for the confidence all these years,” said Rudy, who has 29 caps (goal) with the national team.
Hoffenheim finished last season in a disappointing 11th place in the Bundesliga. The new league opens on August 14 in Augsburg.
La Liga resumes on the weekend of August 14 and 15
The Spanish Football League will resume on the weekend of August 14-15 and will continue until May 22, 2022. This is evident from the official football calendar announced by the Spanish Football Federation on Monday.
The King’s Cup final will take place on April 23, 2022. The Spanish Super Cup will take place from January 12-16, according to the Spanish Football Federation. After the 2021 Super Cup at La Cartuja in Seville ended due to the Covid pandemic, she will return to Saudi Arabia next year. The Super Cup was also held there in 2020.
Athletic Bilbao, the 2021 edition winner, will face champions Atletico Madrid in the first semi-final on January 12th. In the second semi-final, FC Barcelona, the youngest Copa del Rey winner, and vice-champion Real Madrid will compete against each other.
Charleroi strengthens the midfield with the 21-year-old Algerian
Charleroi contracted with Algerian midfielder Adam Zorgan. On Monday, Carlos confirmed that an agreement had been reached with his club, Paradoua.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has done well, scoring nine goals and five assists for Algeria’s top-flight league in 89 matches.
He will join Charleroi after receiving the visa. The club did not provide other details of the contract.
The Iranian Football Federation rewards Dragan Skocic, the successor to Wilmots, with a new contract
The Iranian Football Federation (FFI) has rescinded the contract of national coach Dragan Skocic. The Croatian took over from Marc Wilmots last year and is doing well for Iran in the 2022 World Cup preliminary round.
Iranian President Shab-Eddin Assisi Shadem confirmed to the national news agency ISNA today that the 52-year-old Skocic can stay until the end of the World Cup qualifiers. His contract will be renewed again if he can lead Iran to the final round in Qatar.
In recent weeks, Iran have won four World Cup qualifiers in a row and advanced to the next round as the group winner.
Marc Wilmots was Iran’s coach in the second half of 2019, but quit after six months due to a row with the Iranian Federation.
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