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Excellent! Japan and Saudi Arabia confirm their qualification for…

Excellent! Japan and Saudi Arabia confirm their qualification for the 2022 World Cup

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Two countries ensured themselves to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Japan and Saudi Arabia successfully secured slots from Asia to play in Qatar later.

As is well known, the 2022 World Cup qualification for the Asian zone has reached its end. In this international break, the last two matches of the third round have been held.

For information, there are only two automatic slots to qualify for the 2022 World Cup from Asia. Because in Group A, Iran and South Korea have locked tickets to Qatar after their points cannot be overtaken by other teams.

Now in group B which is still fun. Because three teams namely Japan, Saudi Arabia and Australia can still get automatic tickets to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

Japan managed to ensure themselves qualify for the 2022 World Cup Qatar on Friday afternoon local time

In this ninth match, Japan faced Australia. In that match, The Samurai Blues managed to win with a score of 2-0.

As a result, their points can no longer be pursued by Australia, which is ranked third. So they secured one ticket to Qatar.

Japan's victory over Australia is a blessing in itself for Saudi Arabia. Because they are currently in second place with 19 points while Australia has 15 points.

However, Saudi Arabia still has two matches remaining, while Australia has one game remaining. As a result, Australia could not overtake Saudi Arabia's points.

So Saudi Arabia also qualified for Qatar 2022 before playing against China tonight

Hope for Australia

Australia itself still has hope of playing in the 2022 World Cup. Because they have locked in the 3rd position in Group B.

Later they will face the third-placed group A to fight for the playoff tickets. Later they will face CONMEBOL representatives in the Playoffs.

 
Kick Balotelli Basket Ball

Kick Balotelli! This is the performance of 10 Italian…

Kick Balotelli! This is the performance of 10 Italian national team strikers in the 2022 World Cup Play-offs

Kick Balotelli

The name Mario Balotelli was believed to be included in the list of players for the Italian national team for the 2022 World Cup play-offs. However, recently coach Roberto Mancini chose to drop the 31-year-old bomber.

Balotelli has played quite well since being signed by Adana Demirspor at the start of the 2021/2022 season. With the Turkish club, the player who had played for Liverpool scored 11 goals in 20 Turkish Super League matches.

I brought those that could be more useful. We only have a few training sessions. Not much time to try new things, said Mancini in his press conference at Converciano, some time ago.

After ejecting Balotelli, Mancini called 10 players who are attacking positions. Both center forward and winger. So, how is the performance of these 10 players? Is it better than Balotelli? Check out the reviews below, Bolaneters.

Andrea Belotti

Andrea Belotti

Age: 28 years old
Home club: Torino
Number of games played/goals in the league: 15/4

Belotti missed a lot of Serie A games this season. He has only scored four goals for Torino. Belotti’s record in the national team is also not good enough, 10 games in a row without scoring a goal. However, Mancini still believes in Belotti.

Domenico Berardi

Domenico Berardi

Age: 27 years old
Home club: Sassuolo
Number of games played/goals in the league: 27/14

Berardi’s performance is very consistent and is now in his golden age. He became a key player in Italy at Euro 2020. Berardi is believed to be securing a place for the right winger position.

Ciro Immobile

Ciro Immobile

Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Pierluigi Gollini (Tottenham), Salvatore Sirigu (Genoa).

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson Palmieri (Lyon), Alessandro Florenzi (Milan) , Luiz Felipe (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Rome).

Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Stefano Sensi (Sampdoria), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Joao Pedro (Cagliari), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo) Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Nicol Zaniolo (Rome).
Bob Huggins Needs Another Jevon Carter Basket Ball

Bob Huggins Needs Another Jevon Carter

Bob Huggins Needs Another Jevon Carter

Bob Huggins Needs Another Jevon Carter

Morgantown, West VirginiaBob Huggins often talks about how he met Jevon Carter.

Huggins was tracking talent at an AAU tournament when he chanced upon Carter, a three-star recruit from Illinois, at 8:00 am.

“He’s on the furthest pitch you can get and this guy is squeezing at 8am. Nobody else on his team was pressing,” Huggins said. “Only him, squeezing people from finish to finish.”

Huggins went on to say, “I called my assistant and said we need to get this guy’s signature. They’re like ‘What does he do well?’ I said, ‘Gosh, I don’t know what he’s doing so well, but he’s just too much trying to keep up.’”

Jevon Carter went on to become part of the All Big 12’s first team

Jevon Carter went on to become a first-team All Big 12, All-American, two-time Top 12 Defending Player of the Year and one of the greatest players in West Virginia basketball history.

West Virginia basketball mess

Fast forward to 2022 and West Virginia’s basketball program falls apart. The Mountaineers lost nearly all of their most talented players, including seniors Taz Sherman, Gabe Osabuohien, Malik Curry, Pauly Paulicap, Dimon Carrigan, as well as the transfers of Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell.

Huggins is left with a mix of role-playing and freshmen, and this offseason is probably going to be one of the most important ever. While Huggins and his staff have been actively pursuing {some|some|more than one} of the most lauded players to enter the transfer portal so far, it is unlikely that the Mountaineers will be able to completely rebuild their roster via the portal.

What Bob Huggins needed was a Jevon Carter-like miracle. The Mountaineers dropped by from a 13-19 season against 2012-13 and a 17-16 record against 2013-14 prior to when Carter stopped by Morgantown.

While Carter was in West Virginia, the Mountaineers finished 25-10, 26-9, 28-9 and 26-11, and his motivation and intensity for the game, as well as his support of Bob Huggins’ system, changed too much. program culture.

Bob Huggins needs another Jevon Carter, but is another Jevon Carter available in today’s game?

Predicting Where Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell Will Play Next Basket Ball

Predicting Where Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell Will Play…

Predicting Where Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell Will Play Next

Predicting Where Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell Will Play Next

Morgantown, West Virginia – Since leaving the West Virginia Mountaineers basketball program and entering the transfer portal, Jalen Bridges and Isaiah Cottrell have attracted a lot of interest from more than one school across the country.

Bridges, who mostly scored 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season, has unlimited potential and capability. Although occasionally he appears playing on a low bike, he has shown that he can shoot from three points (32.5%), and put the ball on the floor and into the basket. Bridges counts as a rebounder and defender at the top of most in his position.

Since entering the transfer portal, Bridges has heard from Arkansas, Wake Forest, Ohio State, NC State, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Kansas State, DePaul, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Pitt, Minnesota, South Florida, San Diego State and Loyola. , among others.

Jalen Bridges is the type of player who would take up the challenge of going to Pitt and back home to play against the Mountaineers in his hometown. Kansas State and Oklahoma State will give him a similar experience, albeit with far less heat than if he switched to Pitt.

But Bridges has bigger aspirations. He wants to play at the next level and needs to show that he can compete against the best competition in the country. Although the ACC experienced th. bad, playing high profile games against Duke, North Carolina, etc., would give him the best chance to showcase his talents.

Additionally, Raleigh, North Carolina is a 7-hour brisk

Additionally, Raleigh, North Carolina is a 7-hour brisk drive from the family home in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Isaiah Cottrell was a bit of a unicorn in the collegiate game as he was an overly talented athlete who could also step up pops and shoot 3. Even though he didn’t have that explosive energy early on in the year. after major surgery last season, he seems to be getting the most results. pace and boom again at the end of the year.

There aren’t many 6’11 players with that athletic level

There aren’t many 6’11 players with that athletic level and shooting ability out there so Cottrell would be highly sought after on transfer portals.

Since informing him that he left West Virginia, further schools have contacted Cottrell: Penn State, Arkansas, Butler, BYU, Loyola-Chicago, Southern Illinois, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Seton Hall, Utah, Montana, St. Johns, Texas Tech, just to name more than one.

Penn State offers Cottrell and Bridges, so it’s possible they just bundle up and go there. However, Cottrell is from Las Vegas and the idea of ​​returning home to work similarly with former teammate Jordan McCabe at UNLV seems all too likely.

Jevon Carter is a Fan Favorite in His New Home Basket Ball

Jevon Carter is a Fan Favorite in His New…

Jevon Carter is a Fan Favorite in His New Home

 

Jevon Carter is a Fan Favorite in His New Home – Since arriving in the NBA in 2018, former West Virginia Mountaineers guard Jevon Carter has been bouncing around from team to team, and never really got a spot where he was properly used.

Carter was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies with a total of 32 picks in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft. After one season with the Grizzlies, Carter was traded to the Phoenix Suns, where he played two seasons. He was subsequently transferred to Brooklyn to play for the Nets this season and his playing time dwindled drastically in a truly talented Brooklyn team.

Last month, Carter was swapped for the world champion Milwaukee Bucks, and since arriving in Milwaukee, he’s been really excited

Jevon Carter is a Fan Favorite in His New Home

In nine games with the Bucks, Carter has mostly recorded a career-high 5.6 points while providing 1.8 assists per game, which is a career high. Moreover, Carter has fired a superb 14-24 from three-point range (58.3%) and has been an unexpected offensive spark off the bench for the Bucks.

While Carter has struggled in the past to make daily rotations, he has a legitimate role to play in Milwaukee. As a reserve point guard, Carter’s defensive intensity and continuous shooting have earned him the confidence and admiration of Bucks fans.

West Virginia fans are clear on what Jevon Carter can do, but right now the current new fan base appreciates the impulse and power he brings to the field. In less than a month with the team, he has become a lover’s favorite for the Bucks.

Carter, 26, has a real chance to not only win the NBA championship but also become a valuable key member of the championship team. The Bucks are currently 44-26 and two games behind the Miami Heat for first place in the Eastern Conference. As defending champions, the Bucks have once again been recognized as champions this season.

Jevon Carter has finally found a place to love and appreciate what he brings to a team, and it looks like he is on his way to a long and prosperous career in the NBA with one of the best teams in the world.

Former West Virginia striker Jalen Bridges has left the Mountaineers Basket Ball

Former West Virginia striker Jalen Bridges has left the…

Former West Virginia striker Jalen Bridges has left the Mountaineers

Jalen Bridges has left the Mountaineers - Former West Virginia striker

Morgantown, West Virginia announced – Jalen Bridges has left the Mountaineers and entering a transfer portal. Former West Virginia striker says he won’t be playing 2022 – 2023.

During the time with Mountaineers last season. Bridges came as Morgantown striker has been ranked the top player in West Virginia around the 2019 recruiting cycle. Reported by a high four-star rating of the 247Sports Composite. Currently, it has been contacted by the school. All of them asking to land the second-class talented player.

WVU Forward Jalen Bridges Enters Transfer Portal Now

Bridges moved into the starting lineup halfway through the 2020-21 season after Oscar Tshiebwe left. Bridges really helped the Mountaineers strengthen their new lineup mid-season. As they secured the 3rd seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The Fairmont, WV original played 61 games in two seasons at Morgantown with 52 starts.

Bridges, a Fairmont native, spent three years at WVU, playing in two seasons and 61 games. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged all point is 8.4 points,

  • Rebounds point 4.8
  • Assists point 0.8
  • Steals point 1.0
  • Blocks point 0.7

All through 33 games this past season.

He is averaging 7.3 points per game. With a career high of 22 points against TCU in March 2021 and again this January against Oklahoma State.

Bridges has heard of the following schools, according to National Basketball Analyst, Travis Branham: Arkansas, Wake Forest, Ohio State, NC State, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Kansas State, DePaul, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Pitt, Minnesota, Florida South, the States of San Diego and Loyola.

For the record, Jalen Bridges has had 35 scholarship offers coming from high school. Of the many offers that come. Former West Virginia striker is the fourth scholarship player to leave the Mountaineer program this season. Joining Isaiah Cotrell, Taj Thweatt and Seny Ndiaye. Now, Bridges will have a long list of other colleges to choose from.

 

Isaiah Cottrell Plans About Leaving West Virginia Basket Ball

Isaiah Cottrell Plans About Leaving West Virginia

Isaiah Cottrell Berencana Meninggalkan West Virginia

Isaiah Cottrell Berencana Meninggalkan West Virginia

Morgantown, West Virginia – After it was announced that new red-shirt striker Isaiah Cottrell was leaving West Virginia and entering a transfer portal, he went live on Instagram to answer questions and interact with fans.

Cottrell said his reasons for leaving had nothing to do with the NIL deal and he has repeatedly said he was “unhappy.”

Cottrell, who said he hadn’t thought in a million years. that he will keep going, maintaining his abilities when lovers call him “soft” and “slow.”

“Yes, I was slow at the start of the season because I was still injured. But I’m not slow now,” Cottrell said. “I didn’t give up on the team at any point this season.”

Cottrell also admits he hasn’t shot well this season, but added, “I got 32% from three points. That is th. my first and i track tofu.

Cottrell alluded to being dissatisfied with playing and being played out of position.

“I’ve never played with my back to the basket in my life and I’m not 5 (middle). And there are a lot of games that I don’t get to play.”

Cottrell said he had 15 schools contacted him with offers this afternoon since he announced them and wasn’t sure which schools he was interested in.

“West Virginia have the best lovers but you have to do what you have to do. I have four full seasons left and I’m excited about the future,” added Cottrell.

West Virginia Mountaineers football again suffers heavy losses Basket Ball

West Virginia Mountaineers football again suffers heavy losses

West Virginia Mountaineers football again suffers heavy losses

West Virginia Mountaineers football again suffers heavy losses

Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers soccer program suffered another heavy loss when cornerback Nicktroy Fortune left the team and entered the transfer portal.

Former West Virginia offensive midfielder Parker Moorer, who transferred to East Carolina University last season, reposted Fortune’s transfer announcement and simply said “Free” in his message.

In addition, Josh Chandler-Semedo, who also recently left West Virginia and entered a transfer portal, retweeted Moorer’s message.

The Mountaineers have now lost 8 starters – Winston Wright, Jarret Doege, Jackie Matthews, Sean Ryan, Isaiah Esdale, Daryl Porter, Josh Chandler-Semedo and Nicktroy Fortune – since last season.

Silence From Neal Brown and Shane Lyons Unacceptable Basket Ball

Silence From Neal Brown and Shane Lyons Unacceptable

Silence From Neal Brown and Shane Lyons Unacceptable

Silence From Neal Brown and Shane Lyons Unacceptable

 

Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia has been too devastated on the transfer portal in Neal Brown’s three seasons with the Mountaineers.

Over the past three seasons, West Virginia has lost 42 players to the transfer portal and gained 10 players. Whichever way you look at it, it’s shocking.

While an argument can be made that some of these players weren’t starters who didn’t do big at their new school, it’s important to remember that depth is very important to a soccer program.

In addition, the Mountaineers have now lost 8 starters – Winston Wright, Jarret Doege, Jackie Matthews, Sean Ryan, Isaiah Esdale, Daryl Porter, Josh Chandler-Semedo and Nicktroy Fortune – since last season.

However, the quality of the players should not be questioned anymore. These are players who were recruited to attend West Virginia University and play for the Mountaineers, but in the end it’s the quantity, not the quality of the players that matters.

While red-shirt senior offensive midfielder James Gmiter explained that “We’re going to win with the people who want to be here” laudable and inspiring, replacing eight starters and a few key reserves would be too challenging (impossible?) for West Virginia.

Director of Athletics Shane Lyons and Head Coach Neal Brown just raised their hands and explained that “it happens everywhere” is dishonest and unfair. While the transfer portal has changed every team in the country, it hasn’t had the tremendous negative impact it has had on West Virginia, and it’s important that both Brown and Lyons acknowledge that there is a problem and discuss why it happened.

What is NIL? Is that Morgantown? Is that the culture of the football program? Is it the weather? What’s that?

Silence and lack of answers are commensurate with refusal, and denying that there is a problem is unacceptable. West Virginia presided over the Big 12 Conference and was one of the nation’s leaders in transfers, and this happened during times of “stability,” not during coaching changes or transitions.

Neal Brown has had three full seasons, which is an eternity in collegiate athletics, and there has been no improvement on or off the field. The reasons for Brown’s failure are old and exhausting. We deserve honest and real answers to the tough questions every West Virginia fan has for Neal Brown and Shane Lyons.

West Virginia defeat to Kansas Basket Ball

West Virginia defeat to Kansas

West Virginia defeat to Kansas

West Virginia defeat to Kansas

Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia Mountaineers beaten early, down 22-4 after ten minutes into play and never looking to come from the hole, lost 87-63 to top seeded Kansas Jayhawks in round 2 of the Big 12 Conference Tournament .

The referee was bad, but that’s not why West Virginia lost.

Bob Huggins is right, the referee is bad and understands one-sidedness to start the game, but a bad referee has nothing to do with today’s loss. Kansas is a really good team. The differences in athleticism and talent between Kansas and Mountaineers are no longer true.

But talent and athleticism aren’t the only things that make Kansas so much better than West Virginia. They understand how to win games and mountaineers don’t understand this season. West Virginia could play its best game and Kansas its worst, and Kansas could still get the move to win.

This is the most disliked Mountaineers basketball team in a long time.

Throughout this long, harrowing and disappointing season, it was perhaps the least exciting team to watch in a really long time in West Virginia. While Gabe Osabuohien and Pauly Paulicap occasionally showcase the stimulus and stimulus that Bob Huggins’ team has, {some|most|more than one} player on the team is quite difficult to deploy.

West Virginia may not be able to play again this year this

West Virginia might be invited to play in the CBI (College Basketball Invitational), the third-best postseason tournament in college basketball, but Bob Huggins probably doesn’t want to prolong this miserable season again.

Not worthy of th. 2019, as Huggins brought his young and stimulating team to CBI, seizing a veterans group didn’t really add much to the future of the basketball program.

Bob Huggins has a lot of work to do.

This has been one of the most important offseasons for Bob Huggins since arriving at Morgantown. Almost all of his top scorers and rebounders left. Taz Sherman, Gabe Osabuohien, Malik Curry, Pauly Paulicap and Dimon Carrigan are all missing. Sean McNeil could potentially return for another season, but he recently stated that he wasn’t sure if that was something he wanted to do. On top of that, Jalen Bridges looks downright unhappy at the end of the season and it can’t be a surprise unless he counts on a move.

Huggins could possibly bring back Kedrian Johnson (who might return), Seth Wilson, James Okonkwo, Isaiah Cottrell, Jamel King and Kobe Johnson along with a bunch of freshmen and players from the transfer portal. At best, add Jalen Bridges and Sean McNeil to that list, and it’s still a total let down.

Bob Huggins has a lot of work to do to fix it.