Brazil to play a Friendly Football Game against Lebanon on September 4 in Beirut!

“An-Nahar” Newspaper: The Brazilian football Olympic Team agreed to play a friendly match with the national Lebanese Olympic team in Lebanon on September 4, in addition to the two friendlies against the elected Iraqi and Bahraini in Beirut as well.

A source close to the Lebanese Federation of Football told the newspaper “Al-Nahar” that the head of the Executive Committee of the Federation, Hashim Haider is following all the details closely and that the Committee has made ​​arrangements of all the bookings for hotels, transportation and other things like necessary logistics to arrange for the hosting of the Brazilian national team.

And he’s waiting for a response from security agencies regarding the security arrangements that ensures the protection of the Brazilian national team and the other Arab teams during their stay in Lebanon.

Note: It’s not the official Brazilian football team, its the Brazilian Olympics football team to play against the Lebanese Olympics football team.

(منتخب البرازيل الاولمبي مع لبنان الاولمبي مش المنتخب الاول)

Germany’s Captain Philipp Lahm retires from International Football

Germany captain Philipp Lahm has retired from international football after leading his side to victory at the World Cup in Brazil.
The 30-year-old Bayern Munich defender, who can also play in midfield, played 113 times for Germany.

His retirement from the national side was confirmed by the German FA (DFB).
“I am happy and grateful that the end of my career with the national team coincides with winning the World Cup in Brazil,” he said in an open letter on the DFB website.


Lahm’s international career started in February 2004 with a 2-1 defeat of Croatia and ended with the 1-0 win over Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday.
DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach said: “Philipp called me this morning and personally informed me of this step. I very quickly realised that it was pointless trying to persuade him to reconsider his decision.
“He was not just a superb player for 10 years in the national team, but also a complete role model. I thanked him for everything that he’s done for the DFB.”
Lahm now plans to focus on the club side that he joined aged 11 and has been captain of since 2011.
“There is hardly a better farewell than to be a world champion at the peak of your career,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.
“But for the national team, it will not be easy to replace Lahm as a player, captain and a man.”

Toni Kroos completes $41 Million move to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich !

Delighted: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez unveils Toni Kroos following his move

Toni Kroos has completed his £24million move to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich.

The German champions announced on Thursday morning that an agreement had been reached between the clubs and he would make an immediate transfer.

Kroos’ contract was due to expire next summer and the World Cup winner has penned a six-year deal at the Bernabeu.

Real deal: Toni Kroos has signed for Real Madrid from Bayern Munich for £24m

That year they also clinched the Champions League, before winning the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup last season.

In total, Kroos made 173 Bundesliga appearances, scoring 23 goals, 13 for Bayern and 10 during an 18-month loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen.

Welcome aboard: Kroos is greeted by  Assistant coach Fernando Hierro

The midfielder was an ever-present for Germany at the World Cup, lifting the trophy in Rio de Janeiro last Sunday.

He joins compatriot Sami Khedira in Madrid and will be presented to the media later on Thursday after undergoing a medical.