IFFHS NEWS AND STATISTICS OF THE WEEK 48


Picture : Kristie and Samantha Mewis : two sisters in the US World Champion Team !


IFFHS NEWS AND STATISTICS


8 US PLAYERS = RECORD



 

8 US Players have appeared in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions league matches last week! A Record in the History : they are Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), Sergino Dest (FC Barcelona), Konrad De La Fuente (FC Barcelona), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge), Weston Mac Kennie (Juve), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna PICTURE (Borussia Dortmund), Chris Richards (Bayern München).

 

 

13 IN A ROW



 

Olympique Marseille (France), the UEFA Champions League Winner 1993 ( PICTURE) , holds the record of the most lost matches in a row : 13, after a new defeat against Porto last week !

But the club is also THE ONLY CLUB in France to have won the UEFA Champions League. Also a record for the most popular club in France !

 

 

MOROCCO AND PEDROS



 

Reynald Pedros, who coached the Women’s World Best Team Olympique Lyon during two years (2 UEFA Champions League, 2 Ligue 1 titles, 2 French Cups)) became last week the new Coach of Morocco’s Women National team.

 

 

UEFA WOMEN’S EURO



 

UEFA Women's EURO qualifying is in progress with a record 47 teams competing for 15 places alongside hosts England in the finals from 6 to 31 July 2022.

 

-       Qualified: Denmark, England (hosts), France, Germany,   Netherlands (holders), Norway, Sweden

-       Confirmed in top two of group: Austria, Belgium, Iceland, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland

-       Can also still qualify: Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Ukraine, Wales

 

·       The group winners and the three runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their sectionswill join hosts England in the final tournament.

·       The other six runners-up will play off in April for the remaining three berths in the 16-team finals.


 



   The Netherlands are defending champions and reached their first Women's World Cup final in 2019.

   World Cup semi-finalists Sweden and England (as Great Britain) will join the Netherlands at the Olympic tournament in Japan in 2021.

   France, Germany, Italy and Norway reached the last World Cup quarter-finals, Spain went out in the last 16 and Scotland, on debut, fell in the group stage.

   Denmark were EURO 2017 runners-up while Austria and England also made the semis.

   Germany won every EURO from 1995 until 2017, when they succumbed to Denmark in the last eight, a run of six straight tournament victories.

   Germany have won eight titles and Norway two, while Sweden and the Netherlands have one each.

   Cyprus are making their senior competitive debut while Kosovo are also in their first Women's EURO.

   France and Austria were in the same group at UEFA Women's EURO 2017 and both made it through.

   Finland coach Anna Signeul was in charge of Scotland when they marked their finals debut in 2017.

   Norway qualified ahead of Wales for the 2017 finals.

Portugal pipped Finland to the 2017 play-offs on their way to a debut finals. Switzerland beat Belgium on away goals in the 2019 Women's World Cup play-offs before losing to the Netherlands.

 

 

 

A NEW TRIO

 

Cristiano Ronaldo (132 goals in 176 matches) and Lionel Messi (118 goals in 146 matches) dominate since a long time the All Time Ranking of UEFA Champions League Goal Scorers. Since last week, the third place (long time held by Spain’s Raul with 71 goals in 144 matches) has changed with the presence of Poland’s and Bayern’s Goal Scorer Robert Lewandowski, 71 goals in only 94 matches !



 Neuer and Lewandowski with IFFHS Awards in 2015. And in 2020 ?

 

NEUER = 15

Manuel Neuer has broken the Champions League record for the most consecutive wins. The victory over Salzburg 3-1 was Neuer's 15th straight win in UCL.
The German goalkeeper beat the former record of Cristiano Ronaldo who won 14 consecutive Champions League matches with Real Madrid.

 

 

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