11 Updates
Fred double sends Brazil top of group
Photo Credit: AFP, Getty Images

Fred double sends Brazil top of group

Jun 23 2013, 3:06am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here. Meanwhile, in Belo Horizonte,...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Fred double sends Brazil top of group

Jun 23 2013, 3:06am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Fred scored two second-half goals as Brazil secured the top spot in Group A of the Confederations Cup with a 4-2 victory over Italy here.

Meanwhile, in Belo Horizonte, Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez netted twice but missed a late penalty in Mexico's 2-1 defeat of Japan Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Fred fired in from close range just after the hour-mark at the Arena Fonte Nova before adding another two minutes from time after Marcelo's shot was kept out by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

After the match, the Fluminense striker said he had benefited from finally overcoming a fractured rib.

"It is the game in which I have felt most comfortable since the tournament began. It's a credit to the medical staff who have helped me to recover. I'm happy to have played such a decisive part in the victory," Fred said.

Bayern Munich defender Dante had given Brazil the lead on the stroke of half-time by bundling in at the far post following Buffon's reflex save from a Fred header. Dante had been introduced 10 minutes earlier as a substitute for Chelsea's David Luiz, who was forced off with an injured right thigh.

Emanuele Giaccherini equalised after a cunning Mario Balotelli backheel before Fred and then Neymar -- the latter with a sumptuous free-kick -- gave Brazil a 3-1 advantage.

Giorgio Chiellini reduced the deficit with a low finish following Alberto Aquilani's cross before Fred's predatory instincts put the result beyond doubt.

At the Mineirao Stadium, Hernandez broke the 0-0 first-half deadlock by heading in twice within 12 minutes.

In a frenetic finish, Shinji Okazaki gave Japan hope five minutes from time, tapping in after Yasohito's deft one-touch pass from a Shinji Kagawa cross.

Hernandez missed the chance for a hat-trick when his spot-kick was kept out by Eiji Kawashima and he then sent the rebound crashing off the crossbar.

Mexico and Japan are eliminated from the tournament while Brazil and Italy's semifinal opponents will be decided by Sunday's Group B fixtures between Nigeria-Spain and Uruguay-Tahiti.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

10 hours ago

Real Madrid Transfer News: Big-Money January Deals on Carlo Ancelotti's Radar

Oct 25 2014 8:40am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Even with El Clasico on the agenda, the transfer rumour mill doesn't stop turning at the Bernabeu, with Carlo Ancelotti preparing for a January window as busy as any other. This week's latest speculation sees big names linked with moves both in and out of the club, and Los Merengues could elect to seal the permanent signature of Javier Hernandez next summer, it appears. Read on for a breakdown of the ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
10

1 day ago

Why Miguel Herrera Must Not Call Up Carlos Vela to Mexico Squad

Oct 24 2014 2:32pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Mexico is set to face the Netherlands and Belarus next month. Both matches will take place in Europe, which makes it easier for the Mexicans playing abroad to join the team—not Carlos Vela, though. In September, Miguel Herrera said to ESPN (h/t FourFourTwo) that he would give the Real Sociedad forward the chance to join the team after a three-year hiatus. The last time Vela wore "La Verde" was in a friendly against Venezuela, in March ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
9

1 day ago

Real Madrid Transfer News: Javier Hernandez Fee Blocking Manchester United Deal

Oct 24 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Real Madrid are keen to tie up the services of Javier Hernandez on a permanent deal, but they are unwilling to pay Manchester United's £17 million asking price, according to reports. Anthony Chapman of the Daily Express reports that Carlo Ancelotti is willing to drop "around £12 million" to secure his on-loan striker. Hernandez failed to hold down a regular starting place under Sir Alex Ferguson or David ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
8

1 day ago

Javier Hernandez Transfer Rumour

Oct 24 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: Football Transfer League

Javier Hernandez of Manchester Utd, rumoured to be transfering to Real Madrid report The Express. - Football Rumour from 24-Oc ...
Source: Football Transfer League   Full article at: Football Transfer League
 

 
Update
7

2 days ago

Real Madrid Want To Sign Manchester United Loanee On A Permanent Deal If Asking Price Is Lowered

Oct 23 2014 3:32pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Real hoping that fee is reduced for Mexican striker Javier Hernandez. Real Madrid are determined to sign Mexican striker Javier Hernandez on a permanent deal from Manchester United once his loan move ends at the end of the season, report the Express, but feel that the Red Devils' current asking price for the former Guadalajara goal machine is too high. SEE MORE: Lamela goal video Kane goal video Manchester United Valdes talks ...
Source: CaughtOffside   Full article at: CaughtOffside
 

 
Update
5

2 days ago

Real Madrid have eye on permanent deal for Man Utd’s Hernandez

Oct 23 2014 3:26pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Real Madrid are reportedly keen on signing Javier Hernandez on a permanent deal at the end of the season. NO, This article does not meet Newsn ...
Source: Tribalfootball.com   Full article at: Tribalfootball.com
 

 
Update
4

2 days ago

El Clasico 2014: Top Stars to Watch in Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Fixture

Oct 23 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

After eight weeks of warm-up action on this season's La Liga schedule, it's time to get serious. In other words, it's time for Real Madrid and Barcleona in the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday. It's also a critical match for Real Madrid as it looks to inch closer to its biggest rival in the standings.  Barcelona has been spot on so far as the lone unbeaten club at 7-0-1. T ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
3

2 days ago

Chicharito Loan Watch | Real Madrid

Oct 23 2014 10:27am CDT | Source: RedCafe

Mexico's national team manager Miguel Herrera believes striker Javier Hernandez should leave Manchester United this summer. The 25-year-old was limited to just six starts in the last Premier League campaign, and has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford - with Inter Milan reportedly interested. Hernandez contributed nine goals in a largely disappointing season for the Red Devils and ...
Source: RedCafe   Full article at: RedCafe
 

 
Update
2

3 days ago

Liverpool Can Beat Real Madrid in the Champions League

Oct 22 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Last weekend, Real Madrid beat Levante 5-0. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged two of them, making it an utterly absurd 19 goals in 12 league and cup appearances. His 15 in seven Primera Liga games is the same as Sevilla, currently second in the table, have scored and is more than 16 of the division's 20 clubs. Only Barcelona and Valencia have scored more than Ronaldo. He isn't doing it on his own, either. Karim Benzema has a perfectly respectable five ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
1

4 days ago

Real Madrid's Ex-Premier League Boys Pose for Photo on Return to England

Oct 21 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Real Madrid take on Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday at Anfield and a number of their party have experience on Premier League grounds.  To mark the occasion, Luka Modric posted a photo on his Instagram page, of members of the camp who have previously worked in the Premier League.  From left-to-right we have: Javier Hernandez who is on currently on loan at the Bernabeu from Manchester United, e ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Sania-Cara enter WTA Finals summit clash
Singapore, Oct 25 (IANS) Indo-Zimbabwean women's doubles tennis combine Sania Mirza and Cara Black came back from three match points down to defeat Czech-Slovenian pair of Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 4-6, 7-5, 11-9 to enter the summit clash of the WTA Finals here Saturday.
 
 
Williams to compete against Halep in final
Singapore, Oct 25 (IANS) After three sets of fierce competition with good friend Caroline Wozniacki, top seed Serena Williams managed to qualify for the WTA Championships final to be held Sunday.
 
 
Bremen fire coach Dutt
Berlin, Oct 25 (IANS) Bundesliga football club Werder Bremen fired their coach Robin Dutt Saturday following the team's nine-game winless start to the season.
 
 
Winning start by Advani in World billiards
Leeds, Oct 25 (IANS) Fresh from winning the points format title, Pankaj Advani began his campaign in the timed format of the World Billiards Championship with a workmanlike 701-510 win over fellow Indian Arun Agarwal in a Group C league match here Saturday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla