Picture : the Symbols of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane and Sergio Ramos ! Legends !

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In Spain, Real Madrid CF won last week his 34th La Liga title before FC Barcelona ! Zinedine Zidane won his 11th Trophy with Real in 4 years as Coach (2 La Liga, 3 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cups, 2 Spain Super Cups, 2 FIFA World Club titles !).


In Portugal, FC Porto won his 29th Champion title also last week, the second in three years for Sergio Conceiçao, the coach. Porto was 7 points behind Benfica at match 20 ; at Match 32, Porto has 8 points more than Benfica and is crowned Champion , two matches before the end of the season. A great Remontada !!!!





Lionel Messi is the first Player in the History of La Liga in Spain to have scored more than 20 goals and given more than 20 Asiists in the same season ! It was not enough to bring a new Champions Title to FC Barcelona, second of La Liga 2019/20.




The iconic image of FIFA World Cup™ champions France lifting the trophy at Luzhniki Stadium is still fresh in the memory of every football fan. Exactly two years after that historic occasion on 15 July 2018, the unveiling of the match schedule for the next edition invites the football world to dream of a new beginning – one that, now, has a precise time and place to start. 

Al Bayl Stadium, a 60,000-capacity arena that takes its name and shape from the traditional tents used by nomadic peoples in the Gulf region, will be the stage for hosts Qatar to kick off the tournament on Monday, 21 November 2022 at 13:00 local time* (11:00 CET). The local kick-off times for group matches have been set for 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00, with the simultaneous kick-offs for the last round of group games and knockout-stage timings being 18:00 and 22:00.Khalifa International Stadium  will be the setting for the play-off for third place on 17 December. The final will kick off one day later at 18:00 at Lusail Stadium in front of an 80,000 crowd. 

With the aim of providing all teams with optimal rest between their matches, the group stage will last 12 days and, with four matches per day, it promises a full and exciting schedule for fans. The tournament’s compact nature – with no air travel needed to move between the venues – will allow organisers, for the first time, to optimise specific match demands for the benefit and comfort of fans, teams and media.

This will be achieved through the assignment of the group fixtures for each matchday to a stadium and kick-off time only after the final draw, currently planned for after the March 2022 international match calendar qualifying window. Once the pairings are known, the possibility will be discussed of providing a more beneficial kick-off time for audiences at home, or indeed for fans in Qatar with regard to the stadium allocation.

That additional flexibility is possible without affecting any technical aspects since all stadiums are located within a compact radius and the climate is perfect at that time of year in Qatar, whether it is an early or a late kick-off. On top of that, this will potentially give fans the opportunity to attend more than one match a day during the group stage.

For those eager to book their seats at Qatar 2022, hospitality sales are scheduled to start in late 2020. Ticket sales for the general public will be conducted solely via FIFA , where details on the timeline, phases, categories and prices will be communicated in due course. 







She was one of the best strikers in Germany, scoring more than 350 goals in her career. Anja Mittag , 35 years old, announced her retirement last week after 18 eventful years in competitive sport. She will continue to work with RB Leipzig as Assistant Coach in the 2 Bundesliga in Germany.


Her career :

Professional career 2002 – 2020 

Turbine Potsdam (Bundesliga Germany)  244 matches, 170 goals

FC Rosengard (Sweden Liga)  150 matches, 106 goals

Paris SG (France Ligue 1)  29 matches, 14 goals

VFL Wolfsburg (Bundesliga Germany)  17 matches, 5 goals

RB Leipzig  (Player – Coach)  Region Liga

National Team A Germany  158 matches, 50 goals

National Team U19 Germany  58 matches, 32 goals


Club Honours


1. FFC Turbine Potsdam

- Bundesliga : Winner 2003/04, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11.·

- DFB Cup : Winner 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06

- UEFA Champions League : Winner 2004/05, 2009/10   

FC Rosengård

 - Damallsvenkan (League) : Winner 2013, 2014

 - Svenska Supercups : Winner 2012, 2015

Germany National Team

 - FIFA World Cup : Winner 2007

 - UEFA Championship : Winner 2005, 2009, 2013

 - Olympic Tournament : Winner 2016, Bronze Medal 2008

 - FIFA U20 World Cup : Winner 2004

 - UEFA U19 Tournament : Winner 2002


Turid Knaak, German International from Essen to Atlético de Madrid