Liberian Malaysian based striker Kpah Sherman made his debut when Liberia played against Lesotho on May 30, 2014. Liberia National Team, the Lone Star on Wednesday, October 9, 219, defeated Chad 1-0 in the 2021 African Cup of Nations preliminary round at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville before a record crowd of spectators, among them President George Weah and his entourage.Lone Star’s head coach James Peter Butler, had a full house of 13 professional players invited for the match and some local-based players. Thanks to him for his best selection.Prior to yesterday’s match, Butler faced a serious selection headache with the quality of players in his team with competition for places being very high.The Englishman, of course, resulted to choosing two strikers from the list of four quality strikers invited for the match. The return leg is scheduled in a week from yesterday.As part of motivational spirits for the players, President George Weah, a world soccer icon, meanwhile trained with the Lone Star team to the delight of the players and Liberia Football Association (LFA) officials.President Weah trained with Liberia national team on Monday, October 7, 2019 in preparation of yesterday’s AFCON preliminary encounter with Chad.Weah arrived for the afternoon practice session as Coach Peter Butler’s side was preparing for the Wednesday’ first leg match at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.Pres. Weah, who wore the number 22, chatted with the players and gave coaching instructions during the training session.Liberia National Amputee is plying the colors in Angola.In a related football development, Liberia Amputee National Team have been paired in a tough side in the semi-finals of the Amputee AFCON. They have been paired against world champions and hosts, Angola; a team that defeated Liberia 5-0 when the two teams met on match day 3.Details of the games will come in our subsequent editions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
England have long stuttered on the big stage and they last reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 2006, when Beckham was captain. Their only World Cup final was way back in 1966, when they beat Germany at Wembley.“I believe Argentina will play against England in the final,” Beckham predicted at an event to promote China’s largest collegiate football league.“I think obviously my choice would be England to win the competition, but that’s me being biased and passionate about my country,” he added.But the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, a veteran of three World Cups, warned that the road ahead looked hard for Gareth Southgate’s team.“I’m very happy that we won the first game in the group,” he said. “England is a very young team, they don’t have a lot of experience yet and the journey of the World Cup will become harder and harder because there are many good teams in the tournament.”Beckham’s assessment may also have been influenced by the struggles of some of the top teams in the early games, including Mexico’s defeat of defending champions Germany.Argentina, who could meet England in the semi-finals or final, drew 1-1 with Iceland in their first game as Messi, their talisman, missed a penalty.Improving Chinese football at the club and national level has been a priority for President Xi Jinping, who aims to make his country a global power in the sport.But it is a Herculean task for China, who have only ever qualified for one World Cup, in 2002 — when they exited without scoring a goal.Beckham said the world’s most populous country, currently 75th in the FIFA rankings, is heading in the right direction — but that there was still a long way to go.“This is where it starts, with universities, with young children — to educate the children to become professional and then become leaders in the game,” said Beckham, who played an exhibition game with Chinese youngsters.“In the future this country has a real opportunity to become one of the powerhouses in the sport, but this takes a lot of investment and hard work,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000David Beckham played three World Cups with England. © AFP / FRED DUFOURBeijing, China, Jun 21 – Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions’ chances after a positive start in Russia.Beckham was speaking at a promotional event in China after England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their opening game, boosting their chances of reaching the knockout rounds.
1 Could Pickford be plying his trade in Germany? Bayern Munich will send scouts to the World Cup to watch England No.1 Jordan Pickford as doubts grow over Manuel Neuer, according to reports.The Everton shot-stopper will be Gareth Southgate’s first-choice keeper at Russia, edging out Jack Butland and Nick Pope.According to The Sun on Sunday, his performances in the Premier League have not just been recognised at international level.Bayern have sent scouts to England before to watch the former Sunderland star, as doubts grow over current first-choice keeper Manuel Neuer.The German international, who has travelled to Russia with Joachim Low’s squad, has not featured for the Bundesliga champions for eight months because of a foot injury.As a result, the 24-year-old has emerged as a surprise target for the German outfit.The Toffees will be loath to lose their star man, especially since they only signed him from the Black Cats last summer.If a deal was to be even considered, the club would want to double their money quickly on Pickford so as to give new boss Marco Silva time and money to find a suitable replacement.