Archive for February 1st, 2018

Uruguay stalwart Lugano hangs up the boots

Diego Lugano, who captained Uruguay to a memorable semi-final look on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, has introduced his retirement to convey do...

 

Diego Lugano, who captained Uruguay to a memorable semi-final look on the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, has introduced his retirement to convey down the curtain on a glittering 19-year taking part in profession.

A stoic however athletic centre-back, Lugano loved a fruitful decade-long profession for La Celeste, which led to 2014.

Lugano debuted in the course of the unsuccessful qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup, earlier than showing on the world stage in 2010 as Uruguay completed fourth, and he additionally represented his nation 4 years later in Brazil.

Lugano earned 95 caps, profitable the Copa America in 2011, and that includes on the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.

Now 37, Lugano has accepted on off-field function at Sao Paulo, the membership the place he concluded his taking part in profession.  

Falcao: I’ve usually pictured myself scoring at a World Cup

 

Dani Alves has spent his profession enjoying for among the greatest golf equipment on the planet, profitable just about the whole lot there may be to win within the course of, whereas additionally enjoying a really outstanding function within the Brazil facet.

But regardless of his excellent profession document, the larger-than-life full-back needs extra, and is hoping to make 2018 one among his most memorable years thus far. His first goal is to assist Paris Saint-Germain win the UEFA Champions League for the primary time of their historical past, with a last-16 tie in opposition to Actual Madrid offering the subsequent impediment in that quest.

On the finish of the European membership season, Alves will pull on the Brazil jersey and set concerning the process of serving to them raise a sixth FIFA World Cup™, a trophy A Seleçao final received in 2002. The charismatic defender spoke to us about these challenges, his team-mate Neymar, and extra moreover.

“The world belongs to the courageous,” says Dani Alves, explaining his causes for in search of a recent problem at Paris Saint-Germain. A charismatic determine on and off the pitch, the Brazilian speaks about his targets for 2018, which embrace profitable the FIFA World Cup™, and offers his views on his good friend Neymar.