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" Duel of the Giants" : Messi vs Neymar once again today at Lima, Peru


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Earlier, Messi and Neymar ever face each other when their respective clubs to defend the Barca and Santos in the Club World Cup final in 2011 where the last time Barca won with a score of 4-0. Now today both the living two legends of Argentina and Brazil will face to face each other at Lima, Peru in a charity football match.

This will be the 2nd game of MESSI and FRIENDS take place in Estadio Nacional in Lima, and it is being billed as the "Duel of the Giants" which have a charitable purpose as a social organization will be assisted by Messi Foundation.

The friendly charity match celebrates the fifty-year anniversary of Peru's national radio and television broadcasting company RPP Noticias. TyC Sports of Peru will telecast it live. The Argentine star Lionel Messi after his arrival in Lima on Monday afternoon offered a press conference last night to some local media party promoters, and shared a private cocktail fans at Mexico's embassy in Lima.

The new Brazilian Wonder boy of World Football and Golden Ball winnner of Cenfederation Cup Neymar Jr. scored 4 goals and earned 4 man of the match awards. It has been learnt that he has arrived in Lima via private plane. Today's match will be the first meeting between the two mega stars Messi and Neymar since it was confirmed to be partners in the Barcelona of Spain.

LIne ups of Messi and his friends: Muslera, Alves, Mascherano, Demicheli, Abidal, Busquets, Hamsik, Aimar, Cavani, Lavezzi and Messi.
COACH : Fabio Capello.

Line ups of Neymar and Rest of World: Julio Cesar, Cannavaro, Materazzi, Yepes, Insua, Malouda, Vargas, Farfan, Baptista, Neymar and Osvaldo.
COACH . Zico.

In the first match out of four,the Argentinean soccer superstar Lionel Messi and his team beat the Rest of the World 9-6. According to the report, the charity match, which played in the Colombian city of Medellin, began almost two hours late due to a mob of diehard fans who lay down on the street outside the Inter-Continental Hotel to block Messi's exit, until the player signed autographs and posed for pictures.

Dressed in the green and white colors of Colombia's Atletico Nacional team, Messi kicked off the game while Robinho, captain of the rival team, wore the uniform of the local independent Medellin team.

Messi & Friends: Messi 5', Angel 14', 26', 35', Malouda 16', 56', Aimar 21', 82', Pabon 89'. Rest of the World : Jackson 22', Baprista 42', 51', Robinho 47', 90+1', James Rodriguez 68',

NEXT MATCHES :
July 3 - Los Angeles, USA : At Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Messi's team will include himself, Pinto, Mascherano, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Busquets, Abidal, Pablo Aimar, Marek Hamsik, Alvaro Pereira, and Walter Gargano. and "The rest of the world team" will include Giovani dos Santos, David Ospina, Gerardo Torrado, Jesus Corona, Jonathan dos Santos, Marco Fabian, James Rodriguez, Kevin Boateng, Antonio Cassano, Robert Lewandowski, and Emiliano Insua.

July 6- Chicago, USA : At Soldier Field in Chicago, and Messi and Friends will include Jordi Alba, Busquets, Cesc Fabregas, Aguero, Edinson Cavani and Robert Lewandowski, Thierry Henry, David Luiz, Florent Malouda.

36 years old former Man Utd defeder has appointed new coach of JSW-Bangalore

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Young Coach for Bangalore based new I-League team JSW. 36 year old ex-Man Utd defender and was part of the FA Youth Cup winning side of Ashley Westwood has been appointed as the coach of the team. He was the assistant manager at clubs such as Portsmouth, Blackpool and Blackburn. Last season 2012-13 he was the player cum manager of Kettring Town FC. On 6 July 2012, just over a month after signing for Lincoln, he joined the coaching staff at League One side Portsmouth.

Ashley Michael Westwood (born 31 August 1976, Bridgnorth, England) is a professional footballer who plays as a central defender, plyed for Wrexham. He is a former Manchester United trainee, also played for Crewe Alexandra, Sheffield Wednesday, Northampton Town, Chester City and Stevenage Borough.

AShley played in Manchester United in 1994-95 and then moved to Bradford City in 1999 and played there upto 2001. Westwood, helped Bradford win promotion to the Premier League in 1999.

On 7 November 2012, Westwood appointed to Championship side Blackpool to work as first team coach. On 11 January 2013, Westwood followed Appleton to become a coach at fellow Championship club Blackburn Rovers. He was sacked on 19 March 2013, at the end of Appleton's 67 day reign.

Southern officials are optimistic that they can over come the financial crisis

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Southern Samity the 2nd division I-League team which participated in the Premier division of the CFL further decided not to withdraw their football team. Earlier the officials of Southern intimated the IFA along with the AIFF to withdraw their football team due to the acute financial crisis.

But, the intervention of the Sports Minister Madan Mitra, who is the president of Southern Samity the situation changed eventually. Southern officials are optimistic that they can over come the financial crisis and are in search of a sponsor.

Meanwhile Southern has decided that Subrata Bhattacharya will continue as the Technical director, while Sasthi Duley will be deputed as coach in the coming season.??

East Bengal Club of Kolkata has recommended the name of Tulsidas Balaram for the PADMASREE award.

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...East Bengal Club of Kolkata has recommended the name of Tulsidas Balaram for the PADMASREE award. The official of the club has send a letter to the Sports Minister of West Bengal Madan Mitra requesting him to forward the issue to the Sports Ministry at New Delhi.

East Bengal has sent a copy of the letter to the Football House in New Delhi requesting the AIFF to propose the name of the Olympian footballer for PADMASREE. Balaram was introduced in Kolkata by the legendary J.C.Guha, who offered this noted footballer to shift from Hyderabad to Kolkata.

In 1957 Balaram joined East Bengal and rest is a history. He became one of the most indispensable man in the Red and Gold striking force.As a left inside striker Balaram scored 78 goals in consecutive eight years he played for East Bengal.

Balaram was born in the year 1937, was nourished under the guidance of S.A.Rahim came in the limelight at the Santosh Trophy in Hyderabad. Tulsidas Balaram was an important member of the Indian National Team which participated in the Melbourne Olympic.

At Melbourne, India became the first Asian country to reach last four in Olympics football. At Rome Olympic the performance of Balaram was exemplary.

He scored the equiliser in the match against Hungary when India were trailing by 2-0. During that era Indian Football was dominated by the three Masticates P.K.Banerjee, Chuni Goswami and Tulsidas Balaram. These three has brought a lot of glory in Indian football in the 1950's and 1960's.

In 1962 India were the Gold winners in the Asian Games at Jakarta.Balaram was the main architect of the goal which helped India to bag the the honor. Balaram lead the Red and Gold in the year 1961 and scored 23 goals in the season. In 1962 the Government Of India has recognized him when he received the ARJUNA award for his outstanding contribution in Indian football.

WORLD FOOTBALL : News Season and New top Coaches of the top Football Clubs.

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New Managers in New Season :

1. Bayern Munich	 : Pep Gardiola
2. Real Madrid		 : Carlo Anchelotti
3. Man Utd		 : David Moyesh
4. Man city 		 : Manual Pelegrini
5. Chealsea 		 : jose Mourinho
6. PSG 			 : Lora Bla
7. Napoli 		 : Rafael Benitez
8. Inter Milan 		 : Walter Majjari