Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich, 2015 DFL-Supercup: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

– English), Fox Deportes (U.S. However, a potential spanner in the works for Wolfsburg is that they could be without as many as six players,including some who played a vital role in their first team last season: Kevin De Bruyne, Luiz Gustavo andIvan Perii are among those likely to miss out. The early favorite is the excellent Thomas Mller, whose brilliant movement would test the Swiss defender’s positioning to the max.

Wolfsburg injuries and suspensions

Out: Felipe (stroke). In doubt: Kevin De Bruyne (back), Luiz Gustavo (knee), Ivan Perii (departure imminent), Bas Dos and Aaron Hunt (knocks).

Bayern Munich injuries and suspensions

Out: Jan Kirchhoff (Achilles tendon), Holger Badstuber (thigh), Franck Ribry (ankle).In doubt: None.

Wolfsburg’s only certain absentee is defender Felipe, but he’ll likely be joined on the sidelines by a few familiar faces. De Bruyne has a back problem, Gustavo is still recovering from knee surgery and Perii is on the verge of signing for Inter Milan. local, 2:30 p.m. Ricardo Rodrguez

It’s nigh-on impossible to predict how Guardiola will line his team up from game to game, meaning pretty much any one of their attackers — or none of them — could start out on the right against Wolfsburg’s talented fullback Ricardo Rodrguez. — Spanish), Sportsnet One/World (Canada), BT Sport Europe (U.K.), TeleClub Sport Live, Sky Bundesliga 1/HD, ZDF (Germany)

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The German domestic season kicks off with Saturday’s DFL-Supercup.

The German domestic season starts on Saturdayas Bayern Munich take on Wolfsburg in the curtain-raising DFL-Supercup at the Volkswagen Arena.On paper Pep Guardiola’s side are comfortably stronger than their opponents, though they’ll be having flashbacks about the 4-1 defeat they suffered on their last visit to this ground. Bas Dos and Aaron Hunt will both have to recover from knocks to play.

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Bayern Munich, meanwhile, are without Jan Kirchhoff, Holger Badstuber and Franck Ribry, who have all missed preseason with long-running injury problems.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. It’ll be up to Wolfsburg’s defensive midfielders to try and stop him dictating from deep and breaking forward into dangerous positions.

Keymatchup — Thomas Mller vs. The upshot is that even with home advantage, Wolfsburg are going to struggle to keep Bayern at bay.

Key player –Thiago Alcntara (Bayern Munich)

Heading into a season fully fit for the first time in a while, this could be a breakthrough campaign for Bayern’s midfield playmakerThiago. ET

Venue: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany

TV: Fox Soccer Plus (U.S. His dynamism was evident in his few performances at the end of last season, and it’s now time he pushed on and showed why he’s regarded as one of the most talented midfielders on the planet. A repeat is unlikely, but nothing’s impossible.

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Convex, which is listed on the NYSE with the symbol CNX, has sold more than 1,100 systems to nearly 600 customers in 44 countries. The SCWG, formed by Convex, meets every three months to advance scalable algorithm and application development. “Active participation of both Convex and the UCL as partners in the SCWG is an important component of the agreement,” said Keunings. The UCL, which produces half of Belgium’s French-speaking university graduates, devotes a major part of its resources to the teaching of 20,000 students in 10 faculties spread across three main sectors. “Of the endless possibilities offered by scalable computing, some obvious applications include flow simulation, materials processing, ab initio prediction of the electric and thermal properties of solids, and numerical coding of images.” Rouxhet added that other users will investigate the properties of matter at the molecular scale, as well as chemical reactions and radiation interaction. UCL ORDERS FIRST CONVEX META SERIES HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTER RICHARDSON, Texas, Oct. “Sharing up-to-date information on both hardware and software MPP developments as well as developing scalable algorithms in the application fields of interest to the partners is a vital resource. The UCL scientists look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Convex and the other partners in the framework of the SCWG.” “The UCL, a leading intellectual center in Europe for centuries, could not miss the challenge of offering its scientists innovative ways to use computer simulation in their research,” said Bruno Paternostre, director of the computer services and a member of the Computer Advisory Board at the UCL. Wallach, Convex’s senior vice president of technology. “A central skilled team will manage the project by organizing the sharing of computing resources, providing training sessions, and offering a help desk function and real time assistance. “Exploring planetary problems such as understanding the greenhouse effect and simulating climate variations will also be undertaken, along with countless other endeavors.” “Convex provides a well-balanced combination of a classical compute server with significant scalar and vector performance, and a cluster of fast microprocessors that is scalable and can be exploited in both sequential and parallel modes,” said Roland Keunings, professor of applied mechanics and a member of the Computer Advisory Board at the UCL. “This configuration will enable the UCL scientists, whether they are beginners or experts, to perform intensive computational work in the classical mono-processor mode, and to explore parallel computing methodologies in a growing number of scientific fields.” As part of the agreement, the UCL is a founding member of the Scalable Computing Working Group (SCWG), an independent organization of scientists and engineers from industry, academia, and research. More than 20 percent of its students are foreign and come from over 100 different countries. The cultural mix which results from this is often a source of exchange, research, or study which constitutes the links in a rich network of international relations. Convex Computer Corporation, a leading supplier of air-cooled supercomputers worldwide, markets its products primarily to scientific, engineering, and technical users for a wide variety of applications in areas such as seismic processing, reservoir simulation, computational chemistry, computer-aided engineering, image processing, aerospace simulations, and molecular biology. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Convex Computer Corporation (NYSE: CNX) announced today that the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium, is the first organization to order a Convex Meta Series high-performance computer, a cluster that links a Convex compute server with Hewlett-Packard Company’s PA-RISC processing nodes. The Meta Series couples the large, shared memory, vector/parallel architecture, and fast I/O that is characteristic of Convex C Series systems with the high scalar performance of PA-RISC. Our objective is that no technical problem should prevent a UCL scientist from efficiently using the Convex Meta Series,” he added. Founded in 1425, the UCL has an illustrious history, boasting of former students such as the theologian Erasmus, the anatomist Vesalius, the geographer Mercator, the philosopher Mercier, and the physicist Lemaitre. “The Meta Series, combined with the cluster-specific parallel software tools, provides an introductory platform for scalable algorithm and application development that will be employed on future Convex MPP systems.” “The transition to parallel computing is an exciting challenge for the university,” said Paul Rouxhet, Pro-Rector and chairman of the Computer Advisory Board at the UCL. Convex is a member of the Precision Risc Organization (PRO), an association of industry-leading companies that promote the use of HP’s PA-RISC technology. “The Meta Series is an ideal solution to meet the computationally intensive application needs of the UCL and to help users experiment with new parallel techniques,” said Steven J. An exceptional variety of courses are offered by the UCL with some 350 different programs. The systems are sold and serviced through direct sales and an extensive distribution network. -0- 10/13/92 /CONTACT: Donna Burke, 214-497-4230 or Alison Peoples, 214-497-4226, of Convex Computer Corporation/ (CNX) CO: Convex Computer Corporation ST: Texas IN: CPR SU:

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Arsenal sign Lukas Podolski from Bundesliga club 1. FC Cologne – National Soccer

That’s why we deeply regret his step, which is not a decision against FC but for the good of his own career.

Podolski also was quoted on Colognes website alongside his now former chairman:

The move to Arsenal provides a great opportunity for me to gain experience in international competitions at a European top club.. I will always carry FC Cologne in my heart.

There is one thing for certain though, the Arsenal fans will be eager to get him involved in the attack with Robin Van Persie.

FC Cologne was prepared to extend Lukas Podolski’s contract on the basis of a competitive offer.

Enjoy this article? Receive e-mail alerts when new articles are available. With 43 goals in 95 appearances he has astounding numbers for a player who is only 26-years-old.

In a senior club career spanning spells at FC Koln (twice) and Bayern Munich, Podolski has scored a respectable 112 goals in 287 games. We are proud of the development Lukas Podolski has taken at 1.FC Cologne within the last years.

This was not an easy decision for me at all, as 1. FC Cologne, our fans and the city are something special for me. While he may have been good at club level, on the grandest stage for his country he has been prolific to say the least. Just click on the Subscribe button above.

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From his early days at our youth squads, via his first competitive match for our professional team, through to a highly renowned Germany international.

Lukas Podolski has been said to have sealed his deal to move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window according to the website of his current club FC Cologne.

Lukas Podolski is a player of world class standing with a special relation to FC Cologne’s fans and to the city.

I have made this decision not against FC Cologne but for this great opportunity and the good of my own individual development.

It is unknown when Podolski will join the Arsenal side this summer as shortly after the end of the season he will be reporting to Germanys national camp in preparation for the 2012 UEFA European Championship this summer in his birth nation of Poland.

FC Cologne chairman, Claus Horstmann, was quoted for the following comments that confirmed the rumors of the players impending move to London:

His international stats for Germany make his club stats a mere footnote

 August 19th, 2015  
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Bayern Munich to face Real Madrid, Atletico to meet Chelsea

The London club’s manager Jose Mourinho is bidding to win the tournament with a third different club after previous successes with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.

Chelsea needed a late goal from striker Demba Ba to register an away-goals win over Paris Saint-Germain in the last eight. out to secure Los Blancos a record 10th triumph.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team survived a spirited comeback from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday to reach the last four with a 3-2 aggregate win.

The two teams met at the same stage of the competition in 2012, with Bayern prevailing after a nerve-shredding penalty shootout.

Bayern went on to lose to Chelsea in the final two years ago.

Atletico Madrid could be without the services of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is on-loan at the Vicente Calderon stadium from Chelsea.

Rumors surfaced on Thursday that an agreement between the two teams meant Courtois would only be able to play in both matches against his parent club if Atletico pay Chelsea 6 million ($8.3 million.)

European football’s governing body UEFA announced Friday that any such agreement would be “null, void and unenforceable.”

“Furthermore, any attempt to enforce such a provision would be a clear violation of both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations and would therefore be sanctioned accordingly,” read a statement from the organization.

While Chelsea are appearing in the semifinals for the seventh time in the last 11 seasons, Atletico haven’t reached this stage since 1974.

Atletico’s coach Diego Simeone has led something of a renaissance at the club, leading them to the top of the Spanish league table with just six games left of the campaign.

A goal from talented playmaker Koke was enough to see off four-time European champions Barcelona in Tuesday’s quarterfinal second leg.

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. Story highlightsReal Madrid and Bayern Munich paired together in the European Champions League semifinalsAtletico Madrid and Chelsea to meet in the other last four tieBayern looking to become the first team to defend the Champions League titleThe final will take place in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon on May 24Two European football heavyweights will collide in the UEFA Champions League semifinals after Bayern Munich and Real Madrid were drawn together in Switzerland on Friday.

Bayern, winners of the competition last season, and nine-time champions Real will both be looking to book a place in the final, which will take place in Lisbon on May 24.

The other semifinal paired Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid with Chelsea, who lifted the trophy for the first time in their history in 2012.

The semifinal first leg matches will take place on April 22-23, with the ties concluding with the second legs on April 28-29.

German champions Bayern are looking to become the first team to defend the European Cup in the post-1992 Champions League era.

Led by former Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola, Bayern fought from behind to defeat Manchester United on Tuesday.

Real will appear in the semifinals of Europe’s premier club competition for the 25th time in their illustrious history, with Cristiano Ronaldo and co

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Skënderbeu escapade captivating Albania – UEFA Champions League – News

“You can get luck and a bit of magic in one game,” the 59-year-old said. It is unbelievable.”

“This is a very well organised team with great leadership,” said Albania defender Andi Lila, who has been training with Sknderbeu while he seeks a new permanent contract. “Dinamo are a very good team, but if we play our best and give our maximum effort, anything can happen,” said former Albania midfielder Josa, 52. The 31-year-old had not played in the Albanian league for eight years representing clubs in Austria, the United States, China and Israel but jumped at the chance to sign for Sknderbeu this summer. Everyone wants to play for them and everyone is talking about them.”

GEPA Hamdi Salihi with Rapid Wien in 2011

Coming from the shy and softly-spoken Salihi, that is quite an emotional outburst; while the No14 has been the poster boy of Sknderbeu’s campaign so far, what has impressed most has been their team ethic. It was the first real disappointment of the season for Josa’s team, but they will have the whole nation behind them this week as they bid to make amends. “It’s so special, and beyond anything I could have imagined as a kid. Fans have responded: a crowd of 12,000 huge by Albanian standards turned out to watch the 2-0 win against Milsami in Elbasan that confirmed Sknderbeu’s place in the play-offs.

However, with the losers earning a UEFA Europa League group stage place, defeat would be no disaster. Regardless of what happens, the club have helped enthuse fans in Albania, with Korce-born captain Bledi Shkmbi welcoming the attention.

National team boss Gianni De Biasi, meanwhile, fears that Sknderbeu might find Dinamo too hot to handle over two legs. The club are already sure to become Albania’s first major UEFA club group stage contenders, regardless of the outcome against Dinamo.

“We have made history with our results, but our work is not done,” said Sknderbeu coach Mirel Josa as the Albanian side started to gear up for their UEFA Champions League play-off opener against Dinamo Zagreb. “I knew this team was first-class and I knew from the start I wanted to play for them,” said the striker, the top scorer in UEFA Champions League qualifying so far with five goals. Dinamo Zagreb and his son, of course!”

“Having this level of interest is rare for any athlete in Albania, especially in football,” said the 36-year-old. “Theirs is a massive success story. “Our mission is not over yet.”

Another substantial attendance is expected for Dinamo’s visit on Wednesday. “Our success has made a lot of people in our country proud. “It’s almost impossible to get them both in two matches.”

There is an usual link between the two clubs as Dinamo’s 18-year-old Albanian midfielder Endri ekii explained: “My father played forSknderbeu when I was a kid, but there is no doubt which club he will support now. Domestic champions for five seasons in a row, the Snow Wolves named in honour of Gjergj ‘Sknderbeu’ Kastrioti, a nobleman who led Albanian resistance to the Ottoman empire in the 15th century are setting an impressive example for all local clubs.

Two Hamdi Salihi goals enabled the Korce-based side to bring last Wednesday’s Albanian Super Cup game back to 2-2, before they lost out to Lai on penalties. With Albania in 39th place in the most recent UEFA rankings for club competitions, local sides had been going through a lean period until Sknderbeu eliminated Northern Ireland’s Crusaders and Milsami Orhei from Moldova. “And if we get a little bit of luck or a touch of magic, our dreams can go on.”

Striker Salihi is a case in point. Feeling that support is one of the biggest things. It is great to see Albanians all around the world getting behind us.”

LSAPHOTO Sknderbeu celebrate their most recent national title success

 August 19th, 2015  
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I Think Chelsea’s Going to Win It

That’s it. But, it’s the same thing again, isn’t it? Player fatigue and injuries really test the depth of the team and make things pretty challenging. They’ve just barely managed to cobble wins against sides that are not really playing that well. Well by no means am I a Chelsea fan – in fact, I wouldn’t even count them among my top 3 favorite English teams – but I must say that if there is one team that looks like it is going to go all the way this season, it has got to be the Blues of London.

Sure, they have been rocked by this rubbish FIFA ruling where they cannot participate in the next two transfer windows, but the question is, do they even HAVE to? Take this transfer window that slammed shut on 1st September. Replaceabilty. I’m not saying anything about their Champions League chances, because I haven’t seen European heavyweights Inter Milan, Juventus or Barcelona play yet, but Chelsea will have one eye on the one Cup that has eluded them all these years too.

The Manchesters

Let’s start with City. Where did (my) Liverpool lose the plot last year? If God forbid Torres or Gerrard goes down, Liverpool are in shambles. But sterling midfield though. Just take a good hard look at the team and try finding a loop-hole. The thing with them is, they are just not making technical errors on the field. My favorites to win it this year are Chelsea F.C. So why am I with Chelsea? Let me shoot them all down one by one.

After a bombastic series of transfers, the 2009-10 edition of the Barclays Premier League has begun and has thrown up some surprises already. Now all they have to do is make sure that they establish chemistry between themselves and none of them leave the club. Sure they have put together a fantastic team and have the points to prove it, they haven’t looked convincing. There isn’t any! They have a well-balanced squad that can take and put the best opposition that the Premier League can throw at them. They have a great team. Last week their captain Fabregas did not play and we could see that they clearly lacked incisiveness in front of goal. But yeah, Spurs are going to be a handful this season.

And bettering this, is going to be quite a handful!

So what?

Liverpool F.C.

Because Chelsea have the one thing that other teams lack. This is where Liverpool lose the plot.

Aston Villa sure put up a fight each year. So unlike the usual 4, this year there are 7 teams that have a realistic chance at the title. They simply don’t need players. Chelsea don’t NEED players. Phew. So what they have at Chelsea F.C. Wolverhampton, Blackburn and Portsmouth (before some Arab came and got them too). If Torres gets injured, who’s going to score our goals? Besides, in my opinion Liverpool are stuck with a slightly eccentric manager who I feel is pretty panicky. They made one little noise. We saw for the past two years how a couple of Injuries totally hamstrung Arsenal in the title race. Palacios, Modric, Lennon, Kranjcar, Huddlestone, with Keane and Defoe upfront. Chelsea’s owner will readily open his purses to shower his wealth upon those who deserve it. And besides them, we hardly have any players that can take the reins and responsibility to perform well till the end of the season. And they lost Gareth Barry.

Manchester United should put up a good fight, but they have lost their best player and acquired a couple that, even combined, don’t look half as good. Here’s why…

The Others

Well Tottenham have started really well and are looking good enough to fight the best. And by the recent standards set by Chelsea in the past few years, this year they have been remarkably quiet. Other teams have had their share of bad tackles, bad defending and vulnerability in front of goal. Because if they don’t, their players are going to get fatigued in January and the Spurs might not have a good answer to that problem. And the most important factor which gets Chelsea heads and shoulders above the rest is that currently no player is irreplaceable. Chelsea on the other hand have made the best of the team available and have done so well. Just a lot of really good players, under a really good manager, ready to work hard.

I mean even Manchester United has a good team and a good coach, Liverpool have two of the best players in the league in Steven Gerrard and Torres, Manchester City have acquired a bevy of players and are playing under a significantly good coach, there is always the lurking threat of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal upsetting the applecart, Aston Villa look pretty tight and teams like Tottenham Hotspur are a real shot in the arm for the title race in the Premier League. Manchester’s Arab is rich, but the Russian Roman is not too far behind. Their real test is next up with Arsenal (who I’m sure will want revenge on a Manchester club, especially one that stole two of their players) and Manchester United as consecutive. Despite all the arguments of their coach of the opposition playing too rough a game, it is pretty clear that Arsenal’s best players are far too prone to injury.

Chelsea F.C.

On the other hand we have Chelsea, who though have not played a ‘challenging’ enough game, look good enough to win the title. Any title hopeful ought to at least get a draw in these games.. It is unlikely why any of the current players will leave Chelsea anyway. is a seemingly perfect situation with a virtuous cycle of good performance and rewards. They captured one of the greatest, most accomplished coaches, Carlo Ancelotti, a man with a proven managerial record that too with an aging team like Milan. But the question is whether they have the depth in their squad. But yes, one cannot and should not ignore the main reason behind Chelsea’s silence during the transfer season. Perhaps captain John Terry may be an exception, but surely Chelsea will find someone who will stick his neck up and make sure the team does not lose. Besides if Wayne Rooney gets injured (although I wonder what on earth could injure him) they can say goodbye to the title.

Arsenal F.C.

Same with Arsenal. No weak links, no William Gallas-like situations any more. As good a finisher as Robin Van Persie is, who’s going to pass the ball to him if Nasri and Fabregas do not play? Besides, I feel Arsenal need some harder players than that

 August 18th, 2015  
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Today in Pictures: May Day, Tornados, Monkeys, Russia Protests, Sarkozy Loses, and Baseball

Riot police in Moscow have begun arresting protesters who were trying to reach the Kremlin in a demonstration on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president. (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Russian riot police disperse opposition protesters in downtown Moscow, May 6, 2012. The tornado tore through the area, injuring at least 30 people, destroying dozens of homes and leaving thousands more without electricity. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, talks to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before a meeting in Kolkata, India, May 7, 2012. (Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

An Indian woman plays with her child outside her house ahead of Mother’s Day, in Allahabad, India, May 6, 2012. (Michel Euler/AP Photo)

Children dance around the maypole at the May Day village celebrations in Priston, May 7, 2012 in Somerset, England. Kipchoge won the race. (Kyodo News/AP Photo)

Spanish bullfighter Salvador Vega performs at “Las Ventas” bullring on May 6, 2012 in Madrid. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Jairus Kipchoge (21), Jonathan Ndiku (18), Gilbert Kirui (22) of Kenia, and Roba Gari of Ethiopia compete during the men’s 3,000 meter steeplechase heats at the Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, May 6,2012. The parade was held to celebrate the first day of a “nuclear free Japan”, after the Tomari nuclear plant on Japan’s Hokkaido Island was taken offline late on the previous evening. (Bikas Das/AP Photo)

A baby monkey clings to the leg of her mother in a park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 7, 2012. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP Photo)

Emilie Heymans, left, and Jennifer Abel, of Canada, perform during the 3-meter synchro final at the Canada Cup diving competition in Montreal, May 6, 2012. The first results showed a 52 percent lead for Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande ultimately defeating Sarkozy. (Shizuo Kambayashi/AP Photo)

This photo taken by an anonymous Tsukuba resident shows a tornado in Tsukuba city, northeast of Tokyo, May 6, 2012. Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy addresses supporters at his Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party headquarters after the preliminary results of the second round of the presidential elections were announced in Paris, May 6, 2012. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Women dance, in the style of Japanese butoh, as the Zero Nuclear Power Celebration Parade makes its way through the streets of Suginami district, May 6, 2012 in Tokyo. The maypole remains a focus for dancing and festivities across England. Mother’s Day will be celebrated on May 13, 2012. (Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images)

Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski, center, raises the trophy to celebrate with teammates following winning of the German Bundesliga Championship after the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SC Freiburg, May 5, 2012, in Dortmund, Germany. The traditional May Day is said to have started 2,000 years ago in Roman Britain, when Roman soldiers celebrated the arrival of spring by dancing around decorated trees thanking their goddess Flora. Clinton met with Banerjee, a key partner of India’s ruling coalition who has stymied government efforts to lift restrictions on foreign-owned investments in the country. (Mark Baker/AP Photo)

Starlin Castro (13) of the Chicago Cubs leaps over Tony Gwynn (10) of the Los Angeles Dodgers to try and turn a double play at Wrigley Field on May 6, 2012 in Chicago. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Fútbol y lexicología o cómo se llaman los equipos alemanes

Son equipos en cuyos nombres no hay duda porque no hay traducción posible. Hamburger, traducido literalmente, quiere decir Hamburgués y SV es a sigla de Spielverein, que significa algo así como Asociación de Juego.

Curiosamente hay un equipo con el que debería haber problemas pero no parece haberlos, y este es, para decirlo en español, el Hamburgo.

No obstante, los que defienden mantener el nombre en alemán y llamar al equipo del Palatinado Mainz 05 pueden recurrir al argumento de que, siendo el nombre propio de un equipo, no tiene por qué traducirse y señalar que nadie habla del FC Baviera, sino del FC Bayern.

Claro que del otro lado se puede argumentar que el equipo en alemán se llama FC Bayern München mientras que en español se le llama FC Bayern Múnich -o “de Múnich” sin que nadie sepa muy bien por qué razón- dejando en alemán el nombre del estado federado pero traduciendo el de la región.

Mainz es Maguncia como Köln es Colonia y es poco probable que en algún texto en español se encuentre que alguien hable de que Bernd Schuster jugó varias temporadas en el FC Köln. Rodrigo Zuleta

Sin embargo, en los equipos históricos, como el Hamburgo o el Colonia -que sería un caso análogo al del Maguncia o Mainz- se tiende a usar la traducción. En los casos de clubes emergentes, como lo fue en su momento el KSC o como lo es ahora el club del Palatinado, hay, por lo menos, dudas.

Berlín –  Mainz 05 o Maguncia 05? Frente a esa duda hay, a primera vista, argumentos para ambas soluciones. El Alemannia Aachen o, tal vez, el Alemannia Aquisgrán. En Alemania, sin embargo, se habla a veces simplemente del HSV -a los hinchas alemanes les encantan las siglas y hasta las gritan en los estadios- o del Hamburg. Esto último traducido sería el Hamburgo, como se suele decir en español, con lo que, tras un rodeo, se sigue el mismo esquema de quienes prefieren decir Maguncia 05 a Mainz 05.

Con el Borussia Dortmund no hay problemas, aunque algunos tiendan a darle un toque español al nombre llamándolo “de Dortmund”, con el Schalke 04 tampoco. Nadie habla tampoco de Nürnberg, sino que se utiliza la forma castellana, Núremberg, y por consiguiente, el equipo de esa ciudad es el FC Núremberg.

Un equipo que actualmente no está en primera división pero que lo estuvo -llegando a jugar competiciones europeas- y del que con seguridad muchos seguidores del Valencia se acuerdan es el Karlsruher SC.. Sin embargo, la tendencia -en la época en que el equipo era un tema actual- fue mantener el gentilicio en alemán, Karlsruher, eliminando las siglas y ello llevó incluso a que hubiera confusiones ocasionales con el nombre de la ciudad.

La ciudad sede de ese equipo se llama Karlsruhe -es sede del Tribunal Supremo y del Tribunal Constitucional- y el nombre del equipo es el gentilicio con lo que, si se traduce literalmente, habría que hablar de algo así como el Karlsruheño SC.

El nombre oficial del equipo en alemán es Hamburger SV. Ahora, por lo demás, hay un equipo en categorías inferiores que está en serios problemas económicos. Los defensores de la traducción pueden sostener que hay ciudades alemanas que tienen traducción al español y Mainz es una de ellas.

Si en español se hubiera procedido en su momento de manera análoga al caso del Hamburgo, lo lógico es que se hubiese hablado del Karlsruhe. Y en alemán el Dortmund no se llama Borussia von Dortmund.

En Alemania, cuando un equipo tiene que jugar contra ese club, se dice que juega contra el KSC, otra vez el gusto por las siglas, o contra el Karlsruhe, reemplazando -como en el caso del HSV- el gentilicio por el nombre de la ciudad.

La diferencia en el trato que se la ha dado a los casos del HSV y el KSC, con las siglas se mantiene cierta neutralidad, muestra que no hay un criterio claro.

Al Eintracht Frankfurt nadie lo llama Concordia Frankfurt, pero habrá quien tienda a llamarlo Eintracht Fráncfort.

Es posible incluso que haya que no sepa que Maguncia es desde hace siglos la traducción española de Mainz y crea que se trate de dos ciudades distintas

 August 18th, 2015  
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Who Is To Be The Most Shining Star In World Cup 2010

Three-time Ballon d’Or winner Johan Cruyff said in an interview on 2 April 2008, “Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United.

World Cup 2010

Top10: Eto’o

Cameroon forward Samuel Eto’o Fils, one of the finest strikers ever to have come out of Africa, currently plays in Inter Milan, has participated in two World Cups and five African Nations Cups (being champion twice), and is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the African Nations Cup, with 18 goals. Widely considered among the finest playmakers in world football, Xavi was named the official Man of the match of the 2009 Champions League Final as he helped Barcelona defeat Manchester United to win their third Champions League-title.

With the approach of 2010 Fifa World Cup, many passionate football fans are now starting to predicate which team will be the dark horse and who are to be the most shining stars this year.

Besides the guys mentioned above, who else do you think is going to be the most shining star in this contest? Well, just look forward to their brilliant performances in World Cup 2010.

Top7: Ribery

Franck Ribery is a French football player who currently plays for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. He currently plays for Chelsea in the Premier League and is the captain and all-time top scorer of the Ivory Coast national football team.

Top4: Xavier

Xavier Hernandez Creus is a Spanish footballer who currently plays as a central midfielder for La Liga club Barcelona.

Top3: Drogba

Didier Drogba comes from west Africa, who is a professional footballer who plays in the centre forward position. Before the start of the 2004-05 seasons, he moved to Manchester United for 25.6 million and became a key member of the first team.

Top5: Rooney

Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer who currently plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. He represented England in the UEFA European Championships in 2000 and 2004 as well as the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where he was the team’s top goalscorer with two goals. Here is a list of the most promising 10 guys selected by the public.

Top9: Villa

David Villa plays as a Spanish international.

Top2: C Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. He scored three goals at the 2006 World Cup and was top scorer at Euro 2008 with four goals. and the Brazilian national team. He has scored more goals for Chelsea than any other foreign player and is currently Chelsea’s 7th highest goal scorer of all time. He is the second top scorer of all time for Spain behind only Raul Gonzalez. His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to football legend Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his successor. While at Milan, Kaka won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007.

World Cup 2010 Football stars. Considered one of the best footballers of his generation and frequently cited as the world’s best contemporary player, Messi received FIFA World Player of the Year by the age of 23.

Top8: Gerrard

Steven Gerrard is an English footballer who plays for English Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team. If you are interested in making one video presentation for your favorite football players, you can also do it easily with the two tools I mentioned.

For more information about the ten guys, you can view this YouTube video which I made with the help of PowerPoint and PowerPoint to video converter Acoolsoft PPT to Video Pro. Top1: Messi

Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for La Liga team Barcelona and the Argentine national team.

Top6: Kaka

Kaka is a Brazilian football midfielder who currently plays for Real Madrid C.F. He is a two-time winner of the French Player of the Year award and has also been named to the UEFA Team of the Year once

 August 18th, 2015  
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Famous People from Africa

Mandela became the President of South Africa in 1993. She did her schooling at St. Mandela retired in June 1999 and now lives in Transkei, his birthplace.

Wangari Maathai’s husband filed for divorce in 1979. He tried to work in the sector of women empowerment in collaboration with a few Arab and Muslim nations. For the same reason, he proposed to set up a ‘Global AIDS and Health Fund’. Biology was her major subject for graduation. Mandela never compromised with his ideologies for the sake of remission; he was finally released on 11th February, 1990. Mr. Let’s study a few of these personalities.

Wangari Maathai

A famous environmentalist from Kenya, Wangari Maathai is the first woman from the under privileged region of East and Central Africa to have attained a doctorate. He was the seventh Secretary-General and served two terms starting from 1st January, 1997 to 1st January, 2007.

Mr. Maathai was often referred to as a crazy woman who opposed developmental activities going on in the country; however it didn’t deter her from pursuing a hard battle of saving trees. The transfer of power from African Union peacekeeping mission to United Nations took place peacefully in Sudan; Mr. However she didn’t lose hope and finally got employed as a research assistant at the School of Veterinary Medicine in Nairobi. The main objective of Green Belt Movement was to preserve native plant species by creating nurseries. He laid the foundation of the African National Congress’ Youth League in 1944. This military wing carried out sabotage operations of government installations. Drogba’s contribution to the peace process earned him a place in year 2010’s Time Magazine’s list of world’s 100 most influential people. Scholastica College in Kansas, USA. They have laid a path for progress for new generations. Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; she passed away on 25th September, 2011.

A vast continent stretching from deserts of Sahara to the fertile tracts of Nile, from Atlas mountains in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in south; this might be the first picture that comes to our mind, while you think about Africa. Tutu’s following statement made at the 31st G8 Summit at Gleneagles, Scotland in 2005 speaks a lot about his in-depth study and concern for poor nations.

Resilience was one force which helped Wangari Maathai to deal with failures in life. 5th June, 1977 was a historic day in the life of Wangari Maathai as the first sapling of “Green Belt Movement” was planted. Mandela entered the fray and his struggle began. The African National Congress too adopted its ‘Programme of Action’ in 1949. Nelson Mandela left for Algeria in 1962 for military training. He was charged with sabotage while serving this five-year sentence and further sentenced to life imprisonment.

In his farewell address on 31st December, 2006, Mr. Cecilia’s Intermediate Primary School. Surprisingly, the combatants responded positively and laid down their arms; the ceasefire brought an end to the civil war that had raged for five years. Drogba has also played for the English football club, Chelsea.

On 10th May 1994, Nelson Mandela became the President of South Africa and completed his term in 1999. Mandela organized political education classes in the jail. Drogba has donated his personal funds for the cause. In 1971, Wangari Maathai became the first woman from East Africa to attain a Doctorate in Anatomy.

“I would hope they would begin to say, ‘let’s to do something about subsidies’. Maathai was an activist by nature and worked with organizations like Red Cross Society, United Nations Environment Programme and National Council of Women of Kenya. This was an attempt to increase the funding to battle the menace of AIDS. She went on to pursue a Master’s degree in biology at the University of Pittsburgh.. Many non-governmental organizations from European countries supported the cause of environmental conservation taken up by her. Annan is known for the reforms he brought about in the functioning of United Nations. Annan shared his views regarding the unjust world economic policies, violence in Middle East & Africa and the issue of human rights.

Nelson Mandela

One of the greatest leaders of 20th century, Nelson Mandela demonstrated immense courage, patience and determination to free his nation from the shackles of apartheid. Mandela was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment. On 10th December, 2001, Kofi Annan was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Desmond Tutu advocated free trade between developed and poor nations. Mr. On 24th January, 2007, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed him as a Goodwill Ambassador.

The African National Congress was banned in 1960. He refused to accept the remission offered to him in the 70s and 80s decade. The armed struggle against the government was stopped immediately. This led to the arrest of Mr. Mandela, after which he went underground and founded Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military outfit of African National Congress. Nick Price

o Country: Zimbabwe

o Golf Player

Charlize Theron

o Country: South Africa

o Actress

Sade (Helen Folasade Adu)

o Country: Nigeria

o Pop Singer

Amanda Coetzer

o Country: South Africa

o Tennis Player

Haile Selassie

o Country: Ethiopia

o Former Emperor

Julius Nyerere

o Country: Tanzania

o First President

Nnamdi Azikiwe

o Country: Nigeria

o Former President

Kwame Nkrumah

o Country: Ghana

o First President and Prime Minister

Thabo Mbeki

o Country: South Africa

o Former President

Ibn Battuta

o Country: Morocco

o Explorer

Tunka Manin

o Country: Ghana

o Ruler of Ghana Empire

Chinua Achebe

o Country: Nigeria

o Novelist

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

o Country: Egypt

o Former United Nations General Secretary


o Country: South Africa

o Founded the modern-day Lesotho nation

Christiaan Neethling Barnard

o Country: South Africa

o Cardiac Surgeon (performed first human-to-human heart transplant)

Walter Sisulu

o Country: South Africa

o Secretary-General of the African National Congress and anti-apartheid activist

Enoch Sontonga

o Country: South Africa

o Profession: Composer of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika.

Alan Paton

o Country: South Africa

o Writer and anti-apartheid activist

Wole Soyinka

o Country: Nigeria

o Playwright, Poet and winner of Nobel Prize in Literature

Anwar El Sadat

o Country: Egypt

o President of Egypt and winner of Nobel Peace Prize

The works and sacrifices of these great souls of Africa will inspire people from all over the world for a long time to come. He was the first President to be elected democratically in the history of South Africa. He is one of the few celebrities in the world who work for the welfare of the impoverished and weaker sections of society.

Kofi Annan

The former Secretary-General of United Nations, Kofi Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana on 8th April, 1938. Born on 18th July, 1918 in Transkei, South Africa, Mr. He is placed 4th in the all time list of highest goal scorers for Chelsea.

Today, Drogba is not just any other soccer player. After completing graduation from the Loreto High school in Limuru, Maathai received a scholarship for studying at Mount St. Annan played a vital role in this process of peaceful transition.

Addressing the HIV/AIDS pandemic was at the top of his priority list. Maathai’s brilliant academic record became the driving force in her quest to pursue higher education. Well-known for the “Green Belt Movement”, she has inspired many people the world over to take up the cause of afforestation.

Wangari Maathai was born on 1st April, 1940 in a Kikuyu family, an ethnic group in Kenya and came from the Ihithe village of Nyeri District. He also criticized Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe for racist violence against white people.

List of Famous Africans

Apart from the famous personalities mentioned above, there are many Africans who have gained attention worldwide. Wangari Maathai led a life full of struggle. He was arrested after his return and charged for illegally fleeing the country. However, her personal problems and failure in elections didn’t stop her from continuing the social activities associated with Green Belt Movement. He served on many respectable posts including the Dean of St. Africa also has a rich tradition of leaders, environmentalists, sportsmen and statesmen. He actively participated in the ‘Defiance Campaign’ of the African National Congress.

This famous theologian voiced his opinion fearlessly against apartheid and xenophobic violence in South Africa. Once she was even attacked by miscreants during a tree plantation program.

Didier Drogba

Didier Yves Drogba Tébily was born on 11 March, 1978 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. There is more to Africa than just the natural, scenic beauty of landscapes. The nurseries were also meant to provide income to women and their families.

In 2006, Didier Drogba made an appeal to his countrymen, especially the combatants, to end violence by laying down arms. His priorities included the following:

Strengthening the operations carried out in the areas of security and peace-keeping.

Promoting the virtues of equality, human dignity and tolerance.

To reinstate people’s faith in the United Nations by forging ties with new partners in economic and cultural spheres.

Kofi Annan influenced world politics positively and tried to resolve conflicts between different nations in a peaceful manner. Mr. Before graduating from the University of South Africa in 1954, he took training for teaching from the Bantu Normal School in Pretoria. Robben Island, where he was sent for serving the term, became the ‘center of learning’. After teaching in high school for three years, Desmond Tutu went to England to pursue a Master’s course in Theology. Mary’s Cathedral located in Johannesburg, Bishop of the country called Lesotho and General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches.

A counselor at ‘One Young World’, an organization trying to bring together 1500 leaders of the morrow, Desmond Tutu holds immense faith in today’s youth. The details about name, country and profession of these people are presented below.

Dr. Let’s resolve to carry their good work forward.

Mandela’s popularity grew after he was imprisoned. He is the captain of the national team of Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Bishop Desmond Tutu was honored with many awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

Desmond Tutu studied at the Johannesburg Bantu High School. She also lost elections for the post of chairman of the National Council of Women of Kenya. Nelson Mandela greatly influenced the struggle against apartheid during his stay in jail.

Returning to her homeland was not a pleasant experience for Maathai. You ask the so-called-developing world, ‘Why can’t you people produce more?’ – and they produce – and then they find that the markets have barriers that are put down or are clobbered twice over.”

Desmond Tutu

The world-famous religious leader Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born on 7th October, 1931 in Klerksdorp, Transvaal South Africa. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, he did not permit the US and UK to go ahead without the consent of United Nations. Despite her great achievements, Wangari Maathai had to face gender bias in her own country; she also found it difficult to get a job. Before becoming the president, he had to spend 27 years in prison. The ‘Didier Drogba Foundation’, established in 2007, works in areas like healthcare and education for improving the quality of life of Africans. Dr. His social work has propelled him to the status of youth icon in Africa; which is why his efforts in the area of social work need to be appreciated. Finally, in 2004 Dr. Thereafter Mr. Mandela is also known by the honorary title Madiba in South Africa.

Mandela’s political life began after the ‘National Party’, that supported racism, came to power in South Africa

 August 17th, 2015  
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