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Old March 19th, 2013, 19:26   #101
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Gary Cahill has been ruled out of England's qualifier against San Marino and looks very doubtful to be going against us as well. Hodgson has now called up Newcastle's Steven Taylor as his replacement.

Gary Cahill out of England's San Marino trip and may miss Montenegro

• Chelsea man is latest defender to succumb to injury
• Newcastle's uncapped Steven Taylor called up



Gary Cahill has been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifier with San Marino on Friday. The Chelsea defender hurt his knee in Sunday's 2-0 home win against West Ham United and will not play in the first of the two away games. He will be reassessed ahead of Tuesday's match in Montenegro.

The uncapped Newcastle United centre-half Steven Taylor has been called up following some impressive recent performances in the Premier League.

Cahill's absence adds to Roy Hodgson's defensive woes. Spurs' Michael Dawson pulled out of contention for both matches on Sunday, to be replaced by Joleon Lescott, while Rio Ferdinand did likewise on Monday as he continues to follow an intricate fitness programme. Steven Caulker was Ferdinand's replacement.

While Hodgson's defensive formation for Friday's encounter with San Marino may not be a concern, next week's game with Montenegro in Podgorica certainly will be. Unless Cahill's knee injury eases sufficiently for him to be made available, England face the uncomfortable scenario of selecting between players who have next to no international experience – Taylor and Caulker have one cap between them – and Joleon Lescott, who is out of favour at Manchester City.

It puts into stark perspective Ferdinand's decision to snub an international recall on fitness grounds and underlines why Hodgson was so keen to have him back in the fold.

England trail Montenegro by two points in Group H, although they have a succession of home games next season meaning a draw next week would not be a disaster.

Defeat most certainly would be, though, and while it is a rather unpalatable thought there could be a chance Hodgson will consider using Michael Carrick in defence given he has occupied the role for Manchester United in past emergencies.

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Coaches and players were involved with promotional activity today for Telecom and Nikšićko Pivo.

Fudbaleri dijelili majice navijačima

"Siguran sam da će se podrška Telekoma i uložena sredstva višestruko vratiti, a da ćemo dobrim rezultatima i ubuduće opravdati povjerenje”, rekao je Branko Brnović



Reprezentativci Crne Gore, predvođeni selektorom Brankom Brnovićem, posjetili su danas Telekom, koji već pola decenije pruža podršku nacionalnom fudbalskom timu.

Nakon susreta sa zaposlenima, fudbaleri su bili gosti u T-Centru u Moskovskoj ulici, gdje su se družili sa korisnicima Kompanije. Fudbaleri su dijelili korisnicima navijačke majice sa autogramima.



Jednosatno druženje je proteklo u prijatnoj atmosferi, a goste je pozdravio Milija Zeković, pomoćnik izvršnog direktora za komercijalne poslove.

On je naglasio da su pobjednički duh i timski rad univerzalne vrijednosti koje povezuju fudbal i Telekom.

“Pored oblasti poput kulture, obrazovanja, zdravstva, Telekom najviše podržava upravo sport, jer vjerujemo da je to najvažnije područje za stvaranje zdravog, naprednog društva", rekao je Zeković.



On je čestitao nacionalnom fudbalskog timu na prvom mjestu u dosadašnjim kvalifikacijama za Svjetsko prvenstvo i poželio im je da se iz Moldavije vrate kao pobjednici, "a onda da ovdje pokažete Englezima zašto vas zovemo hrabri sokoli"!

"Uvjeren sam da ćete nam i ubuduće davati mnogo razloga za slavlje“, rekao je Zeković, izražavajuči posebnu zahvalnost fudbalerima što su našli vremena da se druže sa korisnicima Telekoma.



Branko Brnović je zahvalio Telekomu što je u vremenu krize i otežanog poslovanja ukupne privrede našao načina i mogućnosti da podrži vrhunski sport u Crnoj Gori.

"Siguran sam da će se podrška Telekoma i uložena sredstva višestruko vratiti, a da ćemo dobrim rezultatima i ubuduće opravdati povjerenje”, rekao je Brnović.



Reprezentativcima i članovima stručnog tima su uručeni pokloni - Tablet Nexus 7 uređaji.



Telekom je već pet godina zlatni sponzor fudbalske reprezentacije Crne Gore uz njegovanje izuzetne saradnje i podrške najboljim fudbalerima.

http://www.vijesti.me/sport/fudbaler...-clanak-118923

Zajedno mogu puno




Navijači crnorske reprezentacije, ljubitelji fudbala i “nikšićkog piva”, imali su priliku da se juče u hotelu “Siti” druže sa crnogorskim fudbalerima i iskažu im podršku na teškom putu ka Brazilu.

Deset pobjednika nagradnog konkursa „Zajedno možemo mnogo“, u organizaciji Pivare “Trebjesa”, koji su putem Fejsbuka osmislili najbolje slogane, imali su čast da reprezentativcima uruče lopte na kojim su ispisani pobjednički slogani podrške.

Zauzvrat, crnogorski reprezentativci Milorad Peković, Vukašin Poleksić, Savo Pavićević i Fatos Bećiraj, kao i trener Anto Drobnjak, vjernim navijačima u znak zahvalnosti poklonili su dresove reprezentacije.

"Ideja za ovu nagradnu igru i promociju nastala je iz želje da na jedan ličniji način povežemo vjerne ljubitelje “nikšićkog piva” sa reprezentacijom na koju smo ponosni, ali i da ulijemo dodatnu podršku našim najboljim fudbalerima na predstojećim kvalifikacionim utakmicama. Na ovaj način pokazaćemo da su “nikšićko pivo” i navijači uvijek uz reprezentaciju - kazao je Mladen Fatić, brend menadžer Pivare “Trebjesa”.

Pored deset najboljih, i ostali ljubitelji fudbala i “nikšićkog” imaće priliku da dobiju lopte sa potpisima reprezentativaca, jer će Pivara “Trebjesa” u sklopu aktuelne promocije „Od navijača do igrača“ podijeliti 15.000 lopti.

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Dejan Damjanovic with some comments of his own the the upcoming qualifiers.

Damjanović: Engleska je spektakl, Moldavija je moranje



Najteže su unaprijed dobijene utakmice, a Crna Gora putuje u Moldaviju sa imperativom osvajanja tri boda.

Kako će se "sokoli" ponašati u situaciji kada moraju da vode igru, i to na gostujućem terenu protiv ekipe koja je daleko ispred ranga San Marina, vidjeće se u petak veče u Kišinjevu.

"Znamo da moramo da dobijemo. Ako kiksamo, biće to veliki problem za nas, ti bodovi se teško mogu nadoknaditi. Ima i malo pritiska, ali možemo da se nosimo sa tim, jer imamo igrače koji u svojim klubovima svake sedmice igraju takve utakmice. Ovo je utakmica kvalifikacija, prekretnica za sve nas igrače. Zato moramo da "izginemo" na terenu", rekao je Dejan Damjanović, čovjek odluke u Ukrajini prije pet mjeseci.

Engleska je i dalje zabranjena tema...

"Ne treba da pričamo o Engleskoj, jer ako uzmemo tri boda u Moldaviji, onda možemo da kalkulišemo. Englezi su spektakl, Moldavija je moranje", kaže Damjanović

http://www.vijesti.me/sport/damjanov...-clanak-118963

Plus an article from an English perspective on next Tuesday's game in Podgorica.

Hodgson's headaches: Back problems, a muddle in the middle and a lack of forward thinking - Sportsmail analyses how Roy can resolve issues and find a winning position

Roy Hodgson is facing the biggest challenge of his short reign as England manager as he prepares for the World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Friday and the key clash against Montenegro the following Tuesday.

It is crunch time for Hodgson. His side are two points behind Group H leaders Montenegro with six games to play.

After Monday’s dramatic withdrawal of Rio Ferdinand from the squad, the loss of Jack Wilshere to injury and concerns over Wayne Rooney’s form, the England manager has plenty of issues to resolve.


Time to shine: Roy Hodgson (centre) faces the biggest test of his short reign as England manager

DEFENCE

In Stevan Jovetic and Mirko Vucinic, Group H leaders Montenegro boast two of the leading strikers in European football.

Jovetic, with 12 goals in 21 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina this season, is a handful for club and country.Vucinic, who plays for Champions League quarter-finalists Juventus, is also Montenegro’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Hodgson wanted to use the experience and class of Ferdinand to combat that pairing in Podgorica.

But the manager is now forced to consider alternatives who are either short of international experience or first-team club football.


Threat: Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic is likely to lead the line for Montenegro


Class act: Stevan Jovetic has dazzled for Fiorentina this season

Hodgson started the prestige friendly against Brazil last month with the central defensive pairing of Gary Cahill and Chris Smalling.

The fact that it worked, with England winning 2-1 in front of a full house at Wembley, is of some comfort but Hodgson wanted more experience for the game against Montenegro.

Cahill’s form has been poor of late, notably in the FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United at Old Trafford, when he appeared nervous and fragile.


Central figure: Gary Cahill is likely to start for England in their crunch World Cup qualifiers

He also took a knock on his ankle during Chelsea’s win against West Ham on Sunday and the plan was to have a scan once he joined the England squad last night.

Despite his form, the Chelsea man is now his country’s first-choice central defender but there is still the question of who plays alongside him.

Smalling has been out of the United team recently, although he did start the 1-0 victory over Reading last Saturday at right back.


Goalden start: Steven Caulker scored on his England debut against Sweden

Phil Jagielka is still sidelined through injury and Michael Dawson pulled out of the squad on Sunday evening.

Joleon Lescott, substitute for Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday lunchtime, is the alternative.

Steven Caulker, given the runaround by Zlatan Ibrahimovic in England’s 4-2 defeat against Sweden in Stockholm in November, was promoted from the Under 21 squad yesterday in place of Ferdinand.

MIDFIELD

In the absence of Wilshere, who will miss both World Cup qualifiers with an ankle injury, there is only one guaranteed starter in England’s midfield. As captain, Steven Gerrard is an automatic pick.

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley, who started last month’s friendly against Brazil, has probably done enough to keep his place even if there could be competition from Scott Parker.


Guaranteed: Steven Gerrard is set to start for England as captain

Cleverley was on the bench for United’s 1-1 draw at Real Madrid but started the 2-1 defeat in the return leg. If Cleverley is in, Hodgson will need one more midfielder, so step forward Frank Lampard. He scored his 200th goal for Chelsea against former side West Ham on Sunday and also hit the winner against Brazil last month.

Lampard came off the bench to win that game for Hodgson and his goalscoring record — 27 in 94 England appearances — should be enough to see him selected.

There are also cases to be made for Michael Carrick and Leon Osman, however. Both have enjoyed exceptional seasons. Carrick’s range of passing can add a touch to the team but Osman is also in good nick after scoring a terrific goal against Manchester City at the weekend.


Winner: Frank Lampard curls home England's second against Brazil and celebrates (below)



ATTACK

Wayne Rooney’s last visit to Podgorica, in September 2011, ended with a red card and a two-match ban, which kicked in at the start of Euro 2012.

He was sent off for lashing out at Miodrag Dzudovic and the Montenegro defender has been picked for this vital qualifier.

That dismissal came on Fabio Capello’s watch but Hodgson was left to pick up the pieces. Last week the manager insisted he did not need to speak with Rooney about his temperament or his return to Podgorica. ‘These sort of things tend to live with players and I don’t need to remind him about it,’ said Hodgson.


Bad omen? Wayne Rooney was sent off for kicking out at Miodrag Dzudovic during his previous visit to Podgorica



Although Rooney tweeted on Monday that he has been looking forward to two important fixtures for England, he has experienced a traumatic few weeks.

After playing out of position in the Champions League tie against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu, he was dropped to the bench for the return leg at Old Trafford.

He was restored to the starting line-up against Chelsea in the FA Cup and responded with United’s second goal. He was also on target against Reading on Saturday in the 1-0 win.


Accommodated: Theo Walcott could deputise on the right in Roy Hodgson's system

Last month, Rooney scored the opening goal against Brazil and he will be expected to continue this run of decent form.

‘People always talk about a lack of everything with England,’ said national coach Gary Neville. ‘The reality is there are good forwards, with the likes of Sturridge, Welbeck, Rooney, Defoe, Carroll — there are lots.

‘You could argue that when you look around the teams in the world, quite a lot of them would like to pinch one or two of those players.’


Favourite: Danny Welbeck scored against Sweden

Hodgson’s system will also accommodate Theo Walcott on the right, although his form has tailed off in recent weeks.

Danny Welbeck is still feeling the after-glow of that powerful, well-directed header against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu and he is a personal favourite of Hodgson’s.

The manager could certainly use one of his strikers showing top form in these crucial games.

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Don't mention it Yugo, i hardly consider copying and pasting articles as work

Glad to keep things updated as much as possible, especially with the two huge qualifiers coming up, i can already smell the beaches of Rio
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Savic and Poleksic had comments of their own regarding the upcoming qualifiers as well as Joe Hart and Scott Parker of England, plus an article with Scottish journalist Patrick Barclay's opinion on the importance of the match in Podgorica.

Poleksić: Ozbiljnije nego protiv Engleske

Fudblaska reprezentacija Crne Gore oradila je sinoć posljednji, zatvoreni trening, uoči sjutrašnjeg puta za Kišinjev, na kvalifikacionu utakmicu sa Moldavijom.




- Najteže su unaprijed dobijene utakmice. Mi nećemo pasti na priče koje kruže oko nas, da će biti lako. Idemo mnogo ozbiljnije, čak ozbiljnije nego protiv Engleza. Svjesni smo da ako savladamo Moldaviju dobijamo mnogo, i onda nam ostaje da se protiv Engleske borimo kao lavovi i da izvučemo dobar rezultat – rekao je golman „hrabrih sokola“ Vukašin Poleksić.



Čuvar mreže mađarskog Debrecina zbog suspenzije preskočio je prošle kvalifikacije, ali novom ciklusu redovno je član reprezentacije.

- Sada je mnogo bolje druženje, mnogo je bolja atmosfera. Napredovali smo u svakom pogledu. Baš sam pozitivno iznenađen – dodao je Poleksić.

Defanzivac Stefan Savić nije rekao ništa novo na brifingu. Ponovio je ono što je već rekla većina reprezentativaca.

- Svaka utakmica za nas je kao finalna. Ova sa Moldavijom trenutno ima najveći značaj, jer bi sa tri boda u Kišinjevu napravili krupan korak ka Svjetskom prvenstvu. Biće teško u Kišinjevu, ali imamo kvalitet da riješimo taj meč u svoju korist. Bolji smo i mislim da ćemo to potvrditi na terenu – poručio je Savić.

http://www.pobjeda.me/2013/03/20/pol...otiv-engleske/

England: Joe Hart vows to return to top form for club and country




Joe Hart has admitted his performances for both club and country this season have "not been brilliant".


The England keeper has been criticised for "two or three mistakes" by Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.

"It has not been brilliant but that is football, stuff gets said," the 25-year-old said. "That is fair enough. But I'll always come out fighting,"

The Shrewsbury-born player performed a key role in City's first league title win in 44 years last season, but their stuttering defence sees them sit 15 points behind leaders Manchester United.

When asked to describe City's campaign, Hart replied: "It has not been last season, it has been tough. We are not in a position we want to be in, but we will remain focused and remain hard on the case of what we need to do."

At international level, Hart took responsibility for conceding the equaliser which deprived England of all three points against Poland in October's World Cup qualifier.

But he still has "got hold of the shirt" as first choice England goalkeeper according to manager Roy Hodgson, and this status is unlikely to be tested against whipping boys San Marino.

Friday's opponents - ranked joint-207th in the world - were thrashed 5-0 at Wembley in October's meeting. They last scored a goal in a competitive match in 2008 and Hart hopes not to be the goalkeeper they end their barren run against.

"I have just checked up to see if someone had scored against them recently, but they haven't," he joked.

"Someone is going to concede against them, and hopefully if I am playing, it will not be me.

"But the main focus of the game is to win. It is more important for the group [to win] rather than me looking silly."

England come into the World Cup qualifying double header two points behind group H leaders Montenegro, who they play on Tuesday.

Even though San Marino should present a simple task, midfielder Scott Parker insisted his team-mates' "main focus" remained on the upcoming game at Stadio di Serravalle rather than the subsequent top-of-the-table clash.

"It is going to be two totally different teams," the Tottenham player said. "We need to prepare as well as we can.

"Our main focus is Friday night's game against a San Marino side, who will be very different to Montenegro.

"It will be a difficult game as they will have 11 men behind the ball. Our focus over the next few days will be how we can break them down, get the three points and move on to Tuesday."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21859872

PATRICK BARCLAY looks at England’s 2014 World Cup qualifying ties against San Marino and Montenegro


By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES

WIN in Montenegro and England are favourites to qualify

LOSE and there’s an international crisis

The preparation to the week that will go a long way to shaping England’s 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign could hardly have started worse. Instead of the focus being on an improving and dangerous Montenegro after the lesser demands of San Marino, Riogate has dominated the build-up.

Whatever the rights and wrongs surrounding Rio Ferdinand’s England call-up and withdrawal, wherever your sympathies or any perceived agendas regarding the 34-year-old Manchester United defender, it has not been the ideal start to the next games on the road to Brazil.

“It’s going to make England seem a little incompetent with poor lines of communication,” said Patrick Barclay, columnist for the Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard. “This may be a little unfair. The start of all this was Rio’s rather impetuous statement that he’d be ready to pack his bags at a moment’s notice. There was an asterisk missing with ‘medical advice permitting.’

“But it is a poor beginning to what is an absolutely vital game [against Montenegro] because of what England are playing for.”

Montenegro lead Group H after four games with 10 points having beaten San Marino twice, drawn at home with Poland and a 1-0 victory in Ukraine. England are second with eight points after a draw in Poland, a home victory over San Marino, an away win in Moldova and a 1-1 draw at Wembley against Ukraine.

In the Euro 2012 qualifiers Montenegro draw 0-0 at Wembley, with Wayne Rooney sent-off during the 2-2 draw in Podgorica. Montenegro may be relatively new to FIFA as an independent team having joined in 2007, but Barclay said: “They are a solid, experienced well-knit side. At Wembley they were extremely well organised, a good all-round side with a quality player up front in Mirko Vucinic of Juventus.

“If you offered Roy Hodgson four points from the ties in San Marino and Montenegro he’d be tempted to take it. It will be very important for England to keep their discipline and not have anyone sent-off again because it will be difficult enough with 11 players.”

Ideally Hodgson’s team would be one with regulars playing well for their clubs in the Barclays Premier League. That will not be the case and Gary Cahill’s absence through injury for the San Marino leaves England with a problem in the centre of defence already without Phil Jagielka and Joleon Lescott no longer a first choice at Manchester City. In attack Danny Welbeck did a fine job for England last year, but has scored only one goal in 22 league appearances, many as a substitute, for Manchester United.

Barclay said: “It seemed like a good idea for England when Chris Smalling left Fulham for Manchester United because he was such a promising defender, a right-back we thought. He’s started fewer than half of United’s games this season with injuries compounding the problem.

“I was sorry to see Michael Dawson pull out, most of us thought he was worth another England chance on his club performances. Steven Caulker shows potential for Spurs, yet if you put him in you’d have to keep your fingers crossed.

“Welbeck stamped his authority on the European Championship as a real player, but he goes back to United and has to fight for a place with Robin van Persie.”

Against Montenegro, Hodgson will probably choose Cahill, if fit, and Smalling who played together in the 2-1 win over Brazil last month. The midfield against the 2014 hosts was Theo Walcott, Steven Gerrard, Jack Wilshere and Tom Cleverly though Wilshere is injured.

Barclay said: “Gerrard’s form for Liverpool this season has been a big plus for England. He has found a way of conserving his energy and in this respect the arrival of Philippe Coutinho has helped. The Brazilian has taken a load off Gerrard’s shoulders in midfield while the return of Lucas has also been a bonus.

“Gerrard is not a worry. Michael Carrick is in good form, so is Cleverly...it’s a question of getting the balance right. I don’t think England have had a completely balanced midfield since Owen Hargreaves became unfit. Every top country in the world has a holding player, a ball winner, except England. For me, when he was fit Hargreaves was the first name on the team-sheet. I don’t think England have replaced him.”

Before the challenge of Podgorica there is the inevitable victory over San Marino in the Serravalle Stadio Olimpico on Friday. True, San Marino made history in November 1993 scoring after 8.3 seconds which remains the fastest World Cup qualifying goal though England went on to win 7-1.

In the FIFA rankings nobody is below San Marino, the third smallest state in Europe after Monaco and Vatican City and who have never won a competitive game (with only one friendly victory, against Liechtenstein).

Barclay said: “I have no problem with the likes of San Marino and Andorra being in the World Cup, but they should have to pre-qualify, as in the Champions League. I don ‘t agree with those who say it would lessen these countries’ chances of progressing. You would find they will build confidence with matches at a level closer to themselves and that could be carried on into the next stage.”

There are nine European groups with each winner qualifying for Brazil 2014. The eight best group runners-up will be paired into four home-and-away playoffs. If teams are even on points at the end of group play, the tied teams will be ranked by:

1. goal difference in all group matches

2. greater number of goals scored in all group matches

3. greater number of points obtained in matches between the tied teams

4. goal difference in matches between the tied teams

5. greater number of goals scored in matches between the tied teams

6. greater number of away goals scored in matches between the tied teams if only two teams are tied.

Barclay does not believe Hodgson should rest key players against San Marino, despite the risk of injury or a red card. “It’s important at international level more so than at club level to keep the understanding between players,” he said.

England last failed to qualify for the World Cup finals in 1994, but in a tight, competitive group with, in many respects, little to choose between England, Montenegro, Poland and Ukraine there is no room for error. Barclay said: “All World Cups are important, but this one in Brazil has a little more stardust. If you could use a cricketing analogy it’s an Ashes series...you want to be there more than ever.

“I am nervous for England. If they win in Montenegro the whole nation will breathe a sigh of relief because England could consider themselves favourites [to qualify]. I think this is a potentially exciting era for England coming up. I don’t necessarily think they will win the World Cup, but if they can build a team – and Hodgson is doing that – then at Euro 2016 in France...if they can get a team and not just 11 players it could be a really thrilling European Championship for them.”

And if England lose in Podgorica? “There is no question a defeat for England would be extremely damaging. People will be asking if Roy Hodgson is the man to take them forward. At the moment most recognise we have the right man in charge, what’s more he’s an English manager and that’s important. Should England lose, suddenly there’s an international crisis, that’s how big this game is.”

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Well tomorrow is the day, for anyone who wants to watch the game and has access to ESPN 3, the game will be shown at 3:30 U.S. Eastern Time and they will also be showing the England game on Tuesday as well.

I learned something today that i wasn't aware of before, apparently many of our players are on yellow cards and if they pick another one up tomorrow, they will miss the England clash. These players include Pekovic, Zverotic, Novakovic, Savic, Dzudovic, M. Bozovic and Pavicevic, all players for the exception of Dzudovic and Novakovic are more or less guaranteed starters for tomorrow, so fingers crossed they can keep their discipline.

Interview with Dragoje Lekovic from earlier his week plus comments from Andrija Delibasic, England's Leighton Baines and Moldova's head coach who says his team will be playing 4-2-3-1 formation tomorrow.



Bitka za baraž na istočnom frontu

"Ne bi bio smak svijeta ni ako ne uzmemo sva tri boda, ali ne želimo da nam ovo izmakne", kaže Delibašić



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Kišinjev
- Dok se u Podgorici traži karta više za Engleze, najbolji crnogorski fudbaleri će 1,300 kilometara sjeveroistočno, u nekadašnjoj sovjetskoj republici Moldaviji, sasvim u drugom filmu, igrati jedan od presudnih mečeva u kvalifikacijama za Svjetsko prvenstvo.

Za izabranike Branka Brnovića „Englezi“ se zovu – Moldavci, ma koliko ta priča bila ponovljena minulih dana, ali je ona najbolje oslikala riješenost crnogorskih fudbalera da jednu od ključnih stanica na putu ka Brazilu prođu sa što je moguće kraćim zaustavljanjem.

Tri boda u Moldaviji definitivno bi gurnula Brnovićeve momke u orbitu, izvjesnu borbu za baraž, čak i za prvo mjesto u grupi, a veliki spektakl sa Englezima u utorak učinili – još većim, koliko god to bilo teško zamislivo sada kada „Albion“ već sa ogromnim respektom gleda prema Podgorici.

"Tri boda u Moldaviji bi nam otvorila vrata baraža, jer istovremeno igraju Poljska i Ukrajina, neko od njih bi mogao da otpadne", kaže Vladimir Volkov.

Kako se bliži utakmica na stadionu Zimbrua sve je jasnije da je put do Brazila i dug i težak, duži i teži nego što je izgledalo u oktobru, nakon velike pobjede u Ukrajini. Surovi sistem kvalifikacija ne ostavlja prostor za grešku, zato je, uostalom, to prvo mjesto u grupi praktično rezervisano za evropske superteškaše, kakva je, realno, i Engleska.

Ali, borba se zahuktava, ovaj tim ima kontinuitet i kvalitet da se bori do kraja, za prvo ili drugo mjesto – pod uslovom da se iz Kišinjeva vrati sa tri boda.

"Važna utakmica, važnija nego Engleska. Favoriti smo, ne treba bježati od toga, ali protivnik nije naivan, mnogo smo pričali o tome minulih dana. Čuli smo da će Moldavci vjerovatno biti motivisani i premijema, što će nam takođe otežati posao. Ali, optimisti smo, vjerujemo da ćemo se sve završiti kako treba. Ako pobijedimo u Moldaviji, obavićemo 90 odsto posla kada je u pitanju borba za baraž", kaže napadač Andrija Delibašić.



Kao apsolutni favoriti, crnogorski fudbaleri sletjeli su u Kišinjev danas oko podneva po lokalnom vremenu, na meč sa reprezentacijom bez značajnog fudbalskog pedigrea, ali koja u grupi predstavlja potencijalnu opasnost za selekcije koje se bore za Mundijal. Ukrajinci su ovdje u u Kišinjevu izgubili bodove koje neće moći da nadoknade. Zbog toga je ulog veliki, pobjedom se dobija mnogo, a remijem ili porazom gubi još više.

"Neće biti jednostavno. Moldavija je reprezentacija koja se ne dobija lako, zbog toga u utakmicu moramo da uđemo jako skoncentrisani i ozbiljni, bez sporednih misli", ističe Volkov.

I Moldavija se i zbog važnosti meča, ali i zbog kvaliteta koji se zanemaruje u javnosti, ne smije potcijeniti, upozorava fudbaler koji je tri sezone proveo u Šerifu, jedinom pravom moldavskom fudbalskom gigantu.

"Boriće se i biće disciplinovani, sve dok im ne damo prvi gol. Zato je važno da se to dogodi što prije, ali i ako se ne dogodi, moramo da budemo strpljivi. Svjesni smo da smo kvalitetniji i to ćemo pokušati da iskoristimo da, za početak, mi preuzmemo loptu oko centra", dodaje Volkov, koji će po lijevoj strani igrati u paru sa Vladimom Božovićem.

"Vjerujem da ćemo praviti višak!"

Ipak, kao što ni pobjeda ne garantuju prolazak u baraž, tako ni drugi rezultati ne bi značili kraj svih nada. Iako se je utisak da je ovo šansa koju Crna Gora ne bi smjela da propusti...

"Ne bi bio smak svijeta ni ako ne uzmemo sva tri boda, ali ne želimo da nam ovo izmakne", kaže Delibašić, koji smatra da je podjednako važno da Crna Gora odigra dobro i u odbrani i u napadu.

"Siguran sam da ćemo dati gol. Ako sačuvamo mrežu, pobijedićemo!"



Vezni red pun kartona


Težina i značaj utakmice u Kišinjevu ne ostavljaju prostor za poštedu i kalkulaciju, ali mnogi crnogorski fudbaleri treba da se pripaze kartona.

Čak sedmorici prijeti suspenzija i neigranje protiv Engleza ako u Kišinjevu budu opomenuti.

„Najugroženiji“ je vezni red – po jedan karton imaju Peković, Zverotić i Novaković. Odustvo povrijeđenog Drinčića (takođe ima karton) mora da poveća oprez kako bi Brnović imao što više fudbalera na raspolaganju u naredom meču.

Nije mnogo bolja situacija ni u odbrani, gdje po jedan karton imaju Mladen Božović, Stefan Savić i Miodrag Džudović. Savo Pavićević je, srećom, „odležao“ kaznu zbog isključenja protiv Poljske, pa u odlučujuće mečeve kvalifacija ulazi sa praznim „dosijeom“.

Baš kao i Mirko Vučinić, koji žutim u Ukrajini očisto kartone.

http://www.vijesti.me/sport/bitka-ba...-clanak-119280



EKSKLUZIVNO – Karas: Crnogorci su uvjereni u pobjedu, to je plus za nas



Selektor fudbalske reprezentacije Moldavije Jon Karas je na današnjoj pres konferenciji govorio o predstojeće duelu protiv Crne Gore.

Sva 23 fudbalera koja sam pozvao su sa nama ovdje u bazi. Svi su svjesni svoje odgovornosti i marljivo rade tako da nema nikakvih problema što se rada tiče. Svjesni smo daigramo protiv dobrog rivala koji je na čelu naše kvalifikacione grupe. Poštujemo Crnu Goru, ali je se ne plašimo. Mislim da nismo bez šansi u ovom meču i iskoristićemo svaku priliku koja nam se ukaže – rekao je Karas.

Moldavci su svjesni da naš tim dolazi sa velikim optimizmom u Kišinjev. Karas u tome vidi šansu svog tima.

Crnogorci nam dolaze u goste uvjereni u trijumf, u tome vidim našu šansu. Mislim da će nam taj njihov optimizam u nekoj mjeri pomoći. Ne mogu vam reći kojih 11 će istračati na sjutrašnjem meču, to ću odlučiti nakon posljednjeg treninga. Najvjerovatnije će to biti formacija 4-2-3-1 – kazao je Karas.

http://cg-fudbal.com/ekskluzivno-kar...e-plus-za-nas/

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Brnovic was accompanied by Jovetic at today's press conference where Brna revealed the majority of the starting lineup for the exception of one player. Apparently we will be playing a 4-3-3, M. Bozovic in goal, Pavicevic Savic, Basa and V.Bozovic in defense, Zverotic, Pekovic and Volkov in the mid, while Vucinic and Jovetic will be playing with most likely Filip Kasalica up front. A very attacking lineup for sure.

Brnović: Pobjedom bismo završili veliki posao


"Igraće Mladen Božović, Pavićević, Savić, Baša, Vladimir Božović, Zverotić, Peković, Volkov, Jovetić, Vučinić i još jedan fudbaler oko kojeg imam dilemu.



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Kišinjev - Jaka kiša zalila je minijaturni stadion "Zimbru" u Kišinjevu taman kada su se najbolji crnogorski fudbaleri spremali da istrče na trening, a selektor Branko Brnović namještao stolicu na konferenciji za novinare.

Moldavski novinar potom je postavio pitanje “da li ste možda vidjeli u kakvom je stanju teren”, što je bila loša najava da Crnu Goru u nekadašnjoj sovjetskoj republici očekuje još teži posao od očekivanog.

Zebnja je nestala onog trenutka kada su se fudbaleri uvjerili da teren nije toliko loš (sigurno ne lošiji od stadiona pod Goricom), ali svejedno – motivisani protivniki i loše vremenske prilike kao da su simbolično označili kakva rovovska borba očekuje Crnu Goru u Moldaviji.

Do posljednjeg minuta, do posljednjeg atoma snage, sve za bodove koji život znače.

Brnović na konferenciji za novinare nije rekao ništa novo u odnosu na ono o čemu se pričalo minulih dana, osim što je otkrio da će Crna Gora igrati izuzetno ofanzivno, sa tri napadača. Čak i prinudno ofanzivno, jer na nakon otkaza Boškovića i Drinčića na listi nema dovoljno veznih fudbalera koji bi formirali željenu koncepciju.

Crnogorski selektor je izdiktirao tim, ali sa desetoricom fudbalera:

"Igraće Mladen Božović, Pavićević, Savić, Baša, Vladimir Božović, Zverotić, Drinčić, Volkov, Jovetić, Vučinić i još jedan fudbaler oko kojeg imam dilemu.

Je li taj igrač napadač ili vezni?


"Nornalno da će biti napadač, nemamo više veznih. Pitanje je samo da li će biti viši ili niži", rekao je Brnović, aludirajući da se dvoumi oko Kasalice i Damjanovića.

Jeste li vidjeli da su najavili čak i snijeg?

"Jesam, i za vremenske uslove je vezana moja dilema, visočiji ili niži napadač".

Može li Crna Gora da promaši onoliko koliko je ovdje promašila Ukrajina?

"Meni je najbitnije da stvaramo šanse. Ako promašimo četiri ili pet, daćemo šestu. Jer, imamo iskustvo i kvalitet da to realizujemo".

Očekujete li da će Moldavija igrati zatvoreno, onako kako je najavio njen selektor?


"Ne očekujem da će se zatvoriti i čekati da primi gol. Ali, bilo koja taktika da bude, mi smo došli po tri boda i očekujemo da pobijedino. Jasno je da neće biti lako, Moldavije je protiv Ukrajine već pokazala kvalitet, čak je i protiv Poljske u gostima imala dvije šanse. Za bodove koje su svi mnogi već upisali moramo dobro da se potrudimo da bismo ih osvojili".

Može li domaćin u nečemu da vas iznenadi?

"Sve znamo o njima, ali fudbal je čudna igra. Može se desi da promašimo pet šansi, a oni da nam daju gol iz prekida ili iz neke naše gluposti. Tada bismo bili u problemu, ali vjerujemo da se to neće desiti jer smo sve preduzeli da se ne desi".

Čemu se nadate na drugom meču u grupi, Ukrajina protiv Poljske?


"Tek kada osvojimo tri boda po koja smo došli, moći ću da kažem šta sam očekivao i čemu sam se nadao. Šta će biti u Poljskoj trenutno me ne interesuje, jer ako osvojimo tri boda u Moldaviji mogu da kažem da smo napravili veliki posao", istakao je Brnović.

"Tek kada osvojimo tri boda po koja smo došli, moći ću da kažem šta sam očekivao i čemu sam se nadao. Šta će biti u Poljskoj trenutno me ne interesuje, jer ako osvojimo tri boda u Moldaviji mogu da kažem da smo napravili veliki posao", istakao je Brnović.



Jovetić: Nema zablude, biće teško

Stevan Jovetić očekuje težak posao u Kišinjevu...

"Nismo u zabludi da ćemo lako zabilježiti pobjedu. Ipak, znamo šta nam je cilj, idemo na tri boda i vjerujemo da ćemo ih osvojiti", rekao je Stevan Jovetić.

Po asu Fiorentine, Crna Gora u Kišinjevu treba da igra svoju igru, agresivno i ofanzivno...

"Nećemo odstupati od naše igre, igrali protiv Moldavije, Ukrajine ili Engleske. Samo tako možemo do dobrog rezultata. Gledali smo video sa utakmicama Moldavije, vidjeli smo upornu ekipu koja puno trči i bori se, koja nema šta da izgubi i koja se ne predaje lako. Ali, mi smo najbitniji, ako budemo igrali fudbal koji smo igrali do sada, vjerujem da neće bit problema".

Jovetić ističe da u tim ne bi smjela da se uvlači nervoza, čak i ako ne krene kako treba...

"Ne treba da se uvlači nervoza, utakmica traje 90 minuta, može se desit i da mi promašimo nekoliko šansi, a da nam opet ostane dovoljno vremena da damo gol", zaključio je Jovetić.

„Špijun“ Krkotić


Zanimljivo pitanje postavio je moldavski novinar, da li je Miloš Krkotić, vezista moldavske Dačije i crnogorski reprezentativac, špijunirao Moldaviju.

"Špijun je teška riječ", odgovorio je Brnović.

"Sigurno da nam je dao neke informacije, ali smo i prije toga dovoljno znali o Moldaviji".

Stadion "Zimbrua" ima kapacitet od 10.500 mjesta i izgleda još manji nego što zaista jeste, jer su tribine tik uz teren.

Do večeras je prodato 4.200 karata, očekuje se da će na tribinama biti oko 7 hiljada navijača. Među njima i 150 crnogorskih fanova...

Moldavija – Crna Gora

Kišinjev – Stadion Zimbru. Kapacitet: 10,500. Sudija: Danijele Orsato (Italija). Početak u 21.30 po lokalnom, 20.30 po crnogorskom vremenu.

Moldavija (4-2-3-1): Namaško – Bulgaru, Epurjanu, Armaš, Golovatenko – Dedov, Pašenko, Onika – Suvorov, Gatkan – Doroš.

Crna Gora (4-4-2): M.Božović – Pavićević, Savić, Baša, V.Božović – Zverotić, Peković, Volkov – Kasalica, Vučinić, Jovetić.


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NO MIRKO! NO PARTY!

1-0 the final score thanks to a strike by none other than Zorro himself. A very hard fought game that was played in treacherous playing conditions, things weren't going well for us in the first half, Moldova put Bozovic in a couple of awkward situations with a few long range strikes and Kasalica had to be replaced as well due to suffering what looked like a serious knee injury.

Second half, things even got worse, Pekovic received his second yellow card of the match and was sent off in the 60th minute. Credit to Brnovic at the time for putting in Vukcevic instead of a more defensive player, he knew we still had a chance for the 3 points.

Then the goal came in the 77th minute from a corner kick after a great knock down by Basa which gave Vucinic the opportunity to unleash his game winning strike. Absolutely huuuge 3 points.

In other results from our group today, Ukraine beat Poland 3-1 in Warsaw, while England by no surprise gave San Marino a beat down, 8-0 the final score. That now puts us in first place with 13 points, still two points ahead of the English with the game on Tuesday looking like the decider of who will finish first in this group. Cannot wait!

AJMO CRNA GORO!!!!





Kroz oluju do spektakla protiv Engleza


Spreman je megaspektakl sa Englezima, apsolutni derbi za prvo mjesto grupe, šlager kompletnog programa kvalifikacija - Crna Gora je slavila u Moldaviji, tradicionalno sa 1:0, ali teže nego što je iko mogao da predvidi



od specijalnog izvještača "Vijesti"


Spreman je megaspektakl sa Englezima, apsolutni derbi za prvo mjesto grupe, šlager kompletnog programa kvalifikacija - Crna Gora je slavila u Moldaviji, tradicionalno sa 1:0, ali teže nego što je iko mogao da predvidi, golom Vučinića iz prekida, sa igračem manje, 12 minuta prije kraja, u trenutku kada se činilo da su sve lađe potonule…

Pobjeda u Moldaviji je još slađa, ako se zna kakav su pakao Brnovićevi momci morali da prođu da bi došli do nje. Kroz pravu oluju na stadionu Zimbrua, po velikoj hladnoći, vjetru i kiši, “sokoli” su morali da prežive i neočekivanu dalekometnu paljbu domaćih fudbalera, potom zbog isljučenja Pekovića da jure pobjedu sa igračem manje, da bi konačno u 78. minutu dočekali trenutak da eksplodiraju od radosti.

Sve taktike i formacije, pripreme za različite načine igre, planovi da se rano postigne gol na kraju su pale u vodu - odlučio je jedan prekid, klasa i prisebnost Mirka Vučinića, koji je prihvatio loptu u šesnasetercu nakon skoka Baše i smireno je iz gužve sproveo u mrežu. Dok se istovremeno “crtao” rezultat iz Varšave, gdje je Ukrajina punila mrežu Poljske, “sokoli” su mirno priveli meč kraju i sa navijačima proslavili pobjedu koja im je otvorila vrata baraža!

Opsada na startu, pa paljba Moldavaca

Crna Gora je krenula ofanzivno, sa dva napadača i dva isturena krila, Kasalicom i Volkovom, pa se formacija 4-4-2 u fazi napada transformisala u 4-2-4.

Cilj je bio prenijeti igru ispred protivničkog šesnaesterca, “donijeti” loptu do Vučinića i Jovetića, ali je prava opsada moldavskog gola, onakva kakvu je Brnović zamislio u glavi, gledana samo na početku.

Jovetić je u 14. minutu dobro šutirao sa 20 metara, odbranio mu je Pašćenko, Savić je nakon prekida samo okrznuo loptu glavom, iako je dobro skočio…

Kako je vrijeme odmicalo budili su se Moldavci, iako u promijenjenom sastavu, sa nekoliko najcjenjenijih igrača na klupi, ali nošeni naelektrisanom atmosferom na malom stadionu Zimbrua, gdje publika stoji i viče tik uz aut-liniju.

Georgijev u 18. minutu, pa Djedov nekoliko sekundi kasnije, opasnim udarcima iz daljine upozorili su Crnu Goru da neće samo čekati ispred svog šesnaesterca, već da će pokušati da daju gol…

Nisu u tim momentima Brnovićevi fudbaleri imali potreban intenzitet, ali ni klasu, prije svega ni broj igrača na sredini terena kako bi držali loptu oko moldavskog šesnaesterca, napravili priželjkivanu opsadu.

Peković i Zverotić bili su usamljeni u “tuči” sa moldavskim vezistima, Vučinić i Jovetić često su se vraćali da prime loptu na sredini, gdje je bila prevelika gužva. Umjesto dominacije Crne Gore, igra je postajala sve više iskidana, ekipe su se smjenjivale u napadima, a Moldavci postajali opasniji, jer su imali fubalere koji su bili spremni da šutiraju iz daljine.

Imala je i Crna Gora, ali nedovoljno. Dobar pokušaj Vučinića sa 20 metara u 27. minutu nije ugrozio Pašćenku kao što je Georgijevov šut Božovića, osam minuta kasnije - lopta je prohujala pored stative…

Nekako brzo je proletjelo prvo poluvrijeme u kojem je Crna Gora očajnički tražila gol, a nije stvorila ni pravu šansu kada su zicer dočekali Moldavci - Sidorenko je nakon pokušaja Djedova bio sam ispred Božovića, ali mu je crnogorski golman odbranio udarac.

Damjanović je u 44. minutu zamijenio povrijeđenog Kasalicu, a kada je Jonica u posljednjim sekundama prvog dijela još jednom žestoko zapucao iz daljine, Brnovićevi momci su s olakšanjem dočekali poluvrijeme.



Isključenje Pekovića, presuda Vučinića

Konce igre koje je izgubila u drugom dijelu prvog poluvremena Crna Gora je opet pohvatala početkom nastavka, kada je postalo jasno da je za pobjedu nad neugodnim Moldavcima potrebno uložiti još više enerije.

Tako su naši fudbaleri tek u 47. minutu dočekali prvu veliku šansu, i nisu je iskoristili - Jovetić je izašao sam na golmana Pašćenka, pokušao da ga savlada šutem po zemlji, i pogodio ga u nogu. U 56. minutu sjajna lopta Damjanovića proparala je odbranu Moldavije, Vučinić je bio sam na desnoj strani, ali je šutirao iz daljine, a Pašćenko je krajnjim naporom odbio u korner.

Izgledalo je da Crna Gora napokon pravi traženi (dugotrajni) pritisak) kada je ionako okrnjeni vezni red dobio žestok udarac. Peković je startovao drugi put i dobio drugi žuti karton, a “sokoli” ostali sa desetoricom.

Brnović se nije zatvarao nazad, već je odlučio da krene na sve ili ništa. Uveo je Simona Vukčevića umjesto Vladimira Božovića, a Volkova vratio na lijevog beka. Formacija (4-2-3). Napadi su se nastavili i sa igračem manje, ali je Crna Gora postala opasno ranjiva nazad. Djedov je u 65. minutu pobjegao Saviću, ali je Božović bio priseban.

A onda je stigao prekid koji se čekao, korner koji je bio pomoćno, ali zlatno oružje. Tek nakon gola Vučinića vidjelo se koliko su Moldavci limitirana ekipa, pokušali su da napadnu sa igračem manje, ali nisu došli ni do Božovićevog gola. Jovetić je imao zicer za 2:0, bolje da pogodi protiv Engleza…

MOLDAVIJA - CRNA GORA 0:1

Kišinjev
– Stadion “Zimbru”. Gledalaca: 5.000. Sudija: Danijele Orsato (Italija). Strijelac: Vučinić u 78. minutu. Žuti kartoni: Peković, Pavićević (Crna Gora), Georgijev, Gacan (Moldavija). Crveni karton: Peković (Crna Gora) u 61, Gacan (Moldavija) u 90. minutu.

Moldavija: S. Pašćenko 7, Golovatenko 6, Bulgaru 6, Bordijan 6,5, Epurijanu 6, Gacan 6, Djedov 6, Jonica 6, Georgijev 6, A. Pašćenko 5,5, Sidorenko 5,5.

Crna Gora: M. Božović 7, Pavićević 6,5, Baša 7, Savić 7, V. Božović 6,5 (Vukčević), Zverotić 7, Peković 5,5, Volkov 6,5, Jovetić 6,5, Vučinić 7 (Novaković), Kasalica 6 (Damjanović 6).

Geri Nevil “špijunirao” Crnu Goru


Iz stručnog štaba Roja Hodžsona, Crnu Goru je u Kišinjevu „špijunirao“ Geri Nevil. Tri redakcije iz Engleske poslale su novinare u Kišinjev, da izvještavaju iz tabora crnogorske reprezentacije pred meč koji se u utorak pod Goricom igra od 21 sat. Jedan od njih, novinar najtiražnijeg britanskog lista "San", opisao je duel Crne Gore i Engleske kao "massive game", jednu od najvažnijih koju će izabranici Roja Hodžsona igrati ove godine.

Peković i Pavićević ne igraju protiv Engleske

Milorad Peković izdržao je samo devet minuta, njegov prvi start na meču sudija Danijele Orsato iz Italije okakakterisao je žutim kartonom. No, fudbaler Grojtera je u 61. minutu dobio još jedan karton, a Crna Gora ostala sa desetoricom. Rekorder po broju opomena u crnogorskoj reprezentaciji tako će propustiti meč protiv Engleske u utorak veče pod Goricom. Veliki hendikep u veznom redu, ako se zna da Brnović ne može da računa ni na povrijeđenog Nikolu Drinčića. “Sokoli” će biti oslabljeni i neigranjem desnog beka Sava Pavićevića, koji takođe nema pravo nastupa u narednom meču zbog sinoćnjeg žutog kartona u Kišinjevu.

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Vučinić: Da se spustimo na zemlju



Od specijalnog izvještača "Vijesti"


Riješio je meč u Moldaviji, u njega se navijači uzdaju da nešto slično ponovi i protiv Engleza.

Jer, Mirko Vučinić je rođen upravo za takve, velike utakmice, kakva će biti ona u utorak pod Goricom.

"Utakmica sa Engleskom je ona koja se čeka, zbog takvih utakmica se igra fudbal. Ali, moramo se spustiti na zemlju. Uradili smo veliki dio posla, jedino nam je sada žao što nismo osvojili tri boda protiv Poljske. Najvažnije je da ne poletimo, pred utakmicu u Moldaviji podigli su nas i mediji i javnost, ali ne smijemo da zaboravimo da smo najmlađa reprezentacija i da treba postepeno da radimo. U fudbalu svako sa svakim može da se nosi, mi možemo sa svakim da se nadigravamo pa i sa Engleskom. Najvažnije je da izađemo na teren i prolijemo posljednju kap znoja, i krvi ako treba", ističe Vučinić.

Novinare je interesovalo da li Vučinić ima poseban motiv protiv Engleza, godinama se pominjalo da će karijeru nastaviti na Ostrvu...

"Nemam ja šta kome da dokazujem, jedino kome treba da se dokažem jeste sam sebi i mojoj porodici".

A u trenutku kada je uslijedilo pitanje: "Kako protiv Engleske", prošao je selektor Branko Brnović i kapitenu u polušali šapnuo:

"Da parkiramo autobus!"

"Da parkiramo autobus pred našim golom", saglasio se Vučinić. "Na palac loptu, pa šta bude!", dodao je as Juventusa.

http://www.vijesti.me/sport/vucinic-...-clanak-119522

Brnović: Najteža i i najslađa pobjeda



Od specijalnog izvještača "Vijesti"

Selektor Crne Gore Branko Brnović opisao je tešku pobjedu u Moldaviji kao jednu od najslađih do sada.

"Jedna od najtežih pobjeda. Nije bilo lako gledati momke koji se bore, vidite da hoće, ali ne ide. Poslije isključenja bilo je još teže, ali zato su valjda ove tri boda i slađa", rekao je Brnović.

Crna Gora je pobjedom u Moldaviji sačuvala prvo mjesto u grupi H uoči velikog derbija protiv drugoplasirane Engleske u utorak pod Goricom.

"Više nego važna pobjeda, dobijena velikom mukom. Očekivali smo tešku utakmicu, možda nas je i teško vrijeme poremetilo, ali ne tražimo alibi. Izborili smo mnogo bitnu pobjedu koja će nam dati krila na utakmici protiv Engleske, da nismo pobijedili, bilo bi nam mnogo teže u utorak. Po informacijama koje imam iz crne Gore, tamo je ogromna euforija, kao da je finale Svjetskog prvenstva i drago mi je što će Podgorica i Crna Gora imati takav događaj. Neće nam biti lako, naročito bez Pekovića i Pavićevića, ali vjerujem da možemo da izborimo makar remi".

Brnović kaže da je vjerovao u pobjedu i nakon idsključenja Pekovića.

"Da nisam vjerovao u pobjedu, ne bih uvodio Vukčevića, već bih ubacio defanzivnog fudbalera. Nakon isključenja pokazali smo veliku upornost i veliki karakter. Moldavija je igrala dobro, ali kada vjerujete u pobjedu ovoliko koliko smo mi vjerovali, onda su tri boda zaslužena. Moldaviji želim da osvoji bodove u nekom drugom meču, možda već protiv Ukrajine u utorak".

Crna Gora i Engleska su na polovini kvalifikacija same na vrhu, daleko ispred Ukrajine i Poljske.

"Prije nekoliko dana sam prognozirao makar remi u Poljskoj, ako ne i pobjedu Ukrajine. U dobroj smo poziciji, ali ima još dosta da se igra".

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WHAT A WIN! The team showed a huge amount of heart today. So proud of everybody!
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WHAT A WIN! The team showed a huge amount of heart today. So proud of everybody!
Absolutely, it would've been easier for the team to just sit back and defend for a point after the sending off, but they refused

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Jovetić: Kao da smo dobili Španiju



Od specijalnog ozvještača "Vijesti"

Uz malo sreće, i Stevan Jovetić je mogao do gola u Moldaviji, ali dobro je i ovako...

"Dobro smo igrali prvih 15 minuta, onda smo pali, oni to iskoristili i stavili nas na muke. Isključenje Pekovića nam je dalo dodatnu snagu, i dominirali smo kada smo ostali sa 10 igrača. Teren je bio loš, vremenski uslovi katastrofalni, protivnik težak, ali uspjeli smo. Sad želimo da se odmorimo i spremimo za Englesku. Mnogo bitna pobjeda, čuli smo da je u Crnoj Gori slavlje kao da smo dobili Španiju. Pobjedu posvećujemo navijačima, nadamo se dobrom rezultatu i protiv Engleske".

Damjanović: Otvara nam se mogućnost i za 1. mjesto

"Dobro smo počeli, ali oni su izjednačili igru. Posebno je bilo teško kada smo ostali sa igračem manje, ali zbog toga je ova pobjeda ovako slatka, velika i važna. Sada malo da slavimo, ali ne previše jer moramo da se pripremimo za Engleze. Biće to velika utakmica, jer je rezultat susreta između Ukrajine i Poljske odličan za nas. Taj ishod nam otvara mogućnost da uz povoljan rezultat protiv Engleske jurimo i 1. mjesto u grupi".

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Plus a great camera angle from behind Moldova's goal of Mirko's strike.



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This is hilarious, the English are already looking for excuses just in case they drop points to us on Tuesday. They now claim that our home pitch is unplayable, as if a bad pitch won't affect our play as well

Montenegro's pitch is a mess, Walcott is out and Rooney returns to the scene of his crime... Hodgson is in a spot of bother

As Roy Hodgson inspected the playing surface at the Stadio Olimpico ahead of last night’s game, his thoughts turned to Tuesday night and the pitch in Podgorica.

Forget sticking eight past San Marino, the job of England’s head coach is to secure victory against Group H leaders Montenegro.

Early reports suggest the playing surface at the stadium in Montenegro’s capital is unsuitable for international football.


Bumpy ride: Montenegro's pitch is unlikely to be suitable for free flowing football

There are ruts and divots, the kind of pitch that will jar with England’s players when they train there on Monday evening.

These are some of the pitfalls for Hodgson, the obstacles placed in his path as he plots England’s route to the World Cup.

Theo Walcott is already another casualty of this World Cup qualifying campaign. He flew home to England this morning for treatment on a groin injury that is expected to keep him out for a couple of weeks.

He pulled up in training on Thursday evening, gingerly helped from the pitch inside this tiny stadium high up in the hills by England’s team doctor Gary Lewin.

A scan showed some stress in an abductor, but Walcott is not the only member of England’s travelling party tightening up.


Missing out: Theo Walcott (centre) will be unavailable for England's qualifier in Montenegro

As Hodgson is finding out after less than a year in the job, there’s more to it than managing the country’s expectations.

In the space of a week, his squad has been decimated by injuries to key players and embarrassed by Rio Ferdinand’s shoddy behaviour.

There was tension on Thursday as he attempted to swerve Ferdinand’s decision to fly to Doha to work for Al Jazeera as a pundit on their Arabic sports channel.

Instead he allowed England’s players to sidestep the issues against San Marino and stick a few goals past the 53rd best team on the continent.

Predictably they did just that, but the real spike in Hodgson’s reign as England manager must come against Montenegro. The threat of Mirko Vucinic and Stevan Jovetic is so acute that he even sent his assistant Gary Neville to Chisinau to watch them against Moldova last night.


Thumbs up: Mirko Vucinic (above) and Stevan Jovetic will provide a formidable threat to England



Hodgson had plans to play Gary Cahill and Ferdinand against Montenegro’s twin strikeforce, but that changed as Hodgson’s week at St George’s Park developed.

Cahill, who missed this pedestrian win over San Marino, will be assessed again over the weekend in the hope that he can play in Podgorica.

As for Ferdinand, let’s forget about him and his 81 caps until the dust settles on his 15 hour round trip to Doha for the Qatari riyal.

Instead it’s over to Joleon Lescott and Chris Smalling, spare parts against San Marino but likely to be tasked with keeping Vucinic and Jovetic quiet.

Then there is the vexed issue of Wayne Rooney as he contemplates a return to Podgorica Stadium and another meeting with Miodrag Dzudovic.


Early bath: England striker Wayne Rooney kicks Miodrag Dzudovic before being sent off



It was there, in September 2011, that Rooney was sent off for lashing out at the Montenegro defender and subsequently suspended from the opening two games of Euro 2012.

That came under Fabio Capello’s watch, but Hodgson scrambled through the opening games with a draw against France and a nervy win over Sweden without him.

Hodgson insists that there is no reason to speak with Rooney about the 74th minute incident that led to his dismissal, but it cannot escape England’s head coach.

It has to cross his mind, with England’s hopes of qualifying automatically for the World Cup hanging on a decent result.

If England lose, Hodgson really will be in spot of bother.

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Congrats boys, every win is vital. Best of luck on Tuesday, really hope you take the bastards!
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Thanks Krle, nothing would make me happier to see the English snobs crumble on Tuesday.
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Some more of that famous English snobbery at it's finest by the Daily Mail , plus some actually well written articles about us.

Moldova 0 Montenegro 1: England have nothing to fear as leaders stutter to victory

When Gary Neville reports the findings from his Montenegro scouting mission to Roy Hodgson today, heíll tell the England manager three vital points are there for the taking.

On last nightís evidence, if Steven Gerrard and Co fail to win in Montenegro on Tuesday, they do not deserve to be in Brazil in the summer of 2014.

The Group H leaders scraped to the narrowest of wins against Moldova on a freezing cold, rain swept night, thanks to a late Mirko Vucinic strike.


On target: Montenegro's Mirko Vucinic scored the only goal of the game

Perhaps the key purpose of the trip to the Zimbru Stadium for Neville would have been to weigh up the threat posed by the much-heralded Montenegro strike pairing of Stevan Jovetic and Vucinic. But even in the midst of a defence crisis, Englandís rearguard should have enough to deal with Montenegroís transparent game plan ó give the ball to Jovetic or Vucinic.

Thatís not to say Englandís makeshift back-four can rest on their laurels.
You donít get to play for Juventus and Fiorentina without being half-decent. Jovetic is a summer transfer target for Arsenal.

And the Fiorentina forward showed enough quality with the ball at his feet ó particularly with a mesmerising second half run into the box that could easily have spawned a penalty ó to have Neville taking notes. The longer the game progressed, the deeper Vucinic dropped to find the ball as he grew frustrated at the lack of service he was receiving.


Nothing to fear: Gary Neville watched Montenegro beat Moldova

Encouragingly for England, it was Moldova who probably had the better chances last night.

The largely unknown Moldovan attack, led by lone striker Eugen Sidorenco, caused Montenegroís defence plenty of problems.
Right back Vladimir Bozovic, in particular, looks a weak link.

There certainly look to be glaring flaws in the Montenegro back four, marshalled by ex-Manchester City defender Stefan Savic.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...ch-report.html

Montenegro's Warrior's Heart vs. England




Montenegro is a small southeastern European country with a population of about 650,000. It's a very popular tourist destination, although some people have never heard about this country, but when it comes to sport, Montenegro is not unknown.

Oh, not to forget to mention the national anthem, which has impressed a lot of people!



After a 1-0 win against Moldova, Montenegro will face England on Tuesday. It will be the third match between these two countries. In the previous two matches there wasn't a winner. They drew 0-0 at Wembley and 2-2 in Podgorica after Montenegro's comeback from 0-2 to 2-2.

Blood, sweat, heart - that's what Montenegrian players leave on the pitch.

Playing for country, for some means obligation, for others it is fun and for most it is pride! Montenegrians start every match with football in their brain and Montenegro in their heart. This small nation besides having a huge impressive history, have also showed impressive football improvement.

After gaining independence in 2007, Montenegro started as the 199th country in FIFA's rankings. Now in 2013, they are 28th. Impressive, isn't it? Not as impressive as knowing that they were 16th in 2011 though!

The Montenegrian national team, coached by Branko Brnovic, doesn't have a lot of football ''stars'' in the team, but they have some known players like Mirko Vucinic (Juventus), Stevan Jovetic (Fiorentina), Andrija Delibaöic (Rayo Vallecano) and others.

The main Montenegrian stars are Juve's Mirko Vucinic and Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic. Fans always expect to see them perform at their best. Mirko Vucinic is the captain (and top scorer) of the national team, Jovetic is probably "the next captain". Both quality players, attractive for a lot of big clubs.



Vucinic has so much skill, flair and a wonderful technique when it comes to long range shooting. He was one of the key Juventus players in 2011/12 season. Criticized by the fans (at the start of the season), has now proved all of them wrong. "Vucinic is an element who raises the quality level at Juventus.'' said Marotta.

On the other hand, Stevan Jovetic is just 22 years old and this Fiorentina player is often compared with Roberto Baggio. Liverpool fans will remember Jovetic for scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League group stage (in 2009). He is a real star in the making who just loves to play the game and when he has the ball on his feet, it's a kind of magic.

"He is utterly fearless and I don't see a limit to his potential. Is he the new Savicevic? No, he can be even better. He reminds me of Johan Cruyff" -Dejan Savicevic.

These players are coming from a small but sporting country. They fight till the last second. Despite being underrated by many people, they always prove them wrong.

Maybe this will sound funny:
- England have more registered players than Montenegro's total population
- England has 6 times more the clubs than Montenegro have professional players
- Wayne Rooney is worth more than all Montenegrian players (that played against England at Wembley) together

But this didn't stop Montenegro astonish the football world and teach some people where Montenegro is.

On Tuesday night, Montenegrian players nicknamed as ''The brave falcons'', will try to do it again



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Montenegro: Not Just Another Football Team


Montenegroís rise as a football nation has been both fast and surprising. Formed following the independence of Montenegro from Serbia, it has been surprising that it has established its self so quickly when Goalkeeper Dragoslav Jevric was the only Montenegrin player in Serbia & Montenegroís 2006 World Cup squad.

Their first qualifying task was for the 2010 World Cup, in which they finished 5th of 6. A respectable finish for a newly created national side. They picked up some respectable results in the campaign with a 2-1 win over Georgia and a 0-0 draw at Croke Park against Ireland. They proved to be a difficult side to beat, only suffering three defeats due out the campaign.



In qualifying for the 2012 European Championships they proved themselves capable of challenging to make the tournament by finishing second in the group behind England. They surprised many in Europe by managing to squeeze two points from England after being dismissed as a walkover. They picked up a point from Wembley in a 0-0 draw. By finishing second they qualified for the playoffs where they suffered a 3-0 aggregate defeat to Czech Republic, it proved to be one step too far.

Montenegro again drew England for the World Cup 2014 qualifying group along with Poland, Ukraine, Moldova and San Marino. Dismissed largely by England, there was a failure to recognise the threat they entailed. With two of Serie Aís finest strikers in Stevan Jovetic and Mirko Vucinic Montenegro have one of the finest front-lines in European international football. Arguably better than Englandís current crop. Not only is the front strong, the back line also has some established players. Stefan Savic now plies his trade for Fiorentina following a move from Manchester City where he didnít quite find his feet, but at only 22 he still has time to establish himself as Montenegroís top centre back.

World Cup qualification is now a reality with Montenegro, currently leading the group by two points. They could not have hoped for much better and after earning four points from Poland and Ukraine their attention can turn to England for the crunch match in Podgorica. A game which Montenegro will fancy themselves winning, with Englandís seeming ability to crumble and the absence of Jack Wilshere. Montenegro could win their most important game to date.

Even if they donít qualify for the World Cup,it wonít be the last anyone hears of Montenegro. With the Euro 2016 finalists extended to 24, the likelihood is they will make their international tournament debut in France. Potentially they could go far, with three years to go and taking into account their rapid rise. It is not inconceivable that they could make the last 8.

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Everything after and including the "Montenegro's Warrior's Heart" article was a nice read.

I have nothing to say about the Daily Mail other than by making us look bad, it will make England look worse if they lose.
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Everything after and including the "Montenegro's Warrior's Heart" article was a nice read.

I have nothing to say about the Daily Mail other than by making us look bad, it will make England look worse if they lose.
Expect more ridiculous comments to come out of the mouths of the English players and journalists within the next couple of days.

Today England's captain Stevan Gerrard has claimed that we will "intimidate the referee into making rash decisions" and also claimed that we will be "desperate" to beat them.

If i remember correctly in our last encounter with the English, it was an unprovoked Wayne Rooney that lashed out at Dzudovic due to pure frustration and received a red card for doing so, not because we "intimidated the ref". Also, if this game is a must win for anyone it's the English, it would be great to beat them of course, but the pressure is on them, they are the ones in second place trailing behind us by two points.

The English media have also claimed that we might water the pitch before game time all according to our evil master plan to get a draw because the English struggled to a 1-1 away draw against the Poles on a wet surface , you can't make this stuff up

At least Vucinic hit back today saying that he would be "surprised" if the English finished above us

Don't lose it again, Wayne! Captain Gerrard pleads with players to stay calm against Montenegro

England captain Steven Gerrard has warned Wayne Rooney not to lose his head again in the cauldron of Montenegro, with England's World Cup hopes resting in the balance on Tuesday night.

Rooney was sent off the last time the two countries met in Podgorica 17 months ago and Gerrard is adamant their Balkan opponents may try to provoke another reaction when the two leading teams in Group H clash again with a place at Brazil 2014 at stake.

'It's important we keep 11 men on the pitch because it will be a very difficult game,' said Gerrard. 'It's going to be a pressure situation and we don't need to give the referee any excuse to send any of us off or unnecessary yellow cards. It's important everyone takes responsibility and stays on the pitch.


Seeing red: Wayne Rooney is sent off against Montenegro

'Montenegro will be trying to claim everything and intimidate the referee into making rash decisions.'

Rooney was sent off for kicking out at Montenegro's Miodrag Dzudovic in the final qualifying game for Euro 2012.

Although England reached the finals with a 2-2 draw, Rooney was suspended for the first two matches and struggled for form and fitness in the tournament.

Montenegro are frustrated at the image being presented of them as masters of the dark arts, with manager Roy Hodgson also warning his players last week to be careful.

Defender Stefan Savic, a Premier League title winner with Manchester City last season, insists Rooney had only himself to blame for his red card, adding that his small country will rely on football ability alone to beat England on Tuesday.


Back in the side: England captain Steven Gerrard will be back against Montengro

'They (Gerrard and Hodgson) are wrong if they think we will try to wind up England players,' he said. 'Last time, nobody provoked Rooney. In a moment of temper he kicked our player. Everyone saw it. Rooney lost it and made that kick, I don't know why.

'We will only think about football in our team. It is the philosophy of our coach. It will be a passionate but sporting atmosphere.'

Montenegro had more than 40,000 applications for tickets for the match at the City Stadium, which holds only 12,000 – and just 1,270 England fans will be there.

Gerrard, who will return to lead the side after missing Friday night's 8-0 romp in San Marino, added: 'We all know how hostile it will be before the game but I'm sure the manager will be reminding everyone again.

'It's a massive game and we have to make sure we take the three points and take control of the group.


Professional job: England did what they had to against San Marino

'The hard work starts now. (San Marino) was all about being professional, getting three points on the board and trying to entertain, and the lads did that.

'But everyone knew with these two fixtures, the more important one is Tuesday. It will be a much tougher test because they're a really good team.'

Montenegro travelled to Moldova and beat them 1-0 on Friday but had midfielder Milorad Pekovic sent off and suspended for Tuesday.

They currently lead England in Group H by two points as they bid to become the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup.


Up for it: Montenegro star Stefan Savic (right) is confident ahead of the game against England

Only the group winners qualify automatically for Brazil 2014, with the runners-up going through to a play-off.

Gerrard added: 'We'll be expecting a real cauldron. Their supporters will make it as hostile as they can. But we're be used to it and we're here to handle it. It's similar to when we played Andorra and then went to Croatia. Any time you are away from home, their supporters are up for it. They will be desperate to beat us.

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England may face another Polish nightmare with Montenegro tipped to water pitch before Tuesday's game


Montenegro are considering giving the pitch for their vital World Cup qualifier against England a heavy pre-match watering in a cynical attempt to replicate the sodden conditions England faced against Poland in Warsaw last October.



England managed only a 1-1 draw in Poland in a match which was delayed by 24 hours by a torrential downpour.

Montenegrin officials have noted how England struggled to find their rhythm that day, and are now thinking of giving them similar conditions.

Even without an additional dousing, the pitch at the City Stadium in Podgorica is already said to be pock-marked and uneven.

In the stodgy conditions in Poland, England were fortunate even to draw. Montenegro know the same result on Tuesday will protect their advantage at the helm of Group H.

Whether they deploy the sprinklers as a spoiling tactic remains to be seen. Maybe it will just turn out to be black propaganda in the land of the ‘Black Mountain’. But Montenegro are fiercely determined to progress from this group.

As a spectacle, it would be a pity. With striking talents such as Mirko Vucinic and Stevan Jovetic, who has provoked the interest of Arsenal with his fine form for Fiorentina, then Montenegro possess a threat that could cause England serious problems, especially if they manage to suck Roy Hodgson’s team into attacking them.

“We have no inferiority complex,” declared Marko Basa, one of the team’s most experienced players, who has been party to a defence that has now recorded four successive clean sheets in qualification matches, and is a Champions League veteran with the French club Lille.

“I’m not surprised by our rise. The Montenegro side has players with lots of experience - big names, from big clubs, who are going to fight to reach the World Cup. Getting to the World Cup would be a dream, especially for a country like ours, which has a population of just 600,000.”

Montenegro’s rise has been meteoric. Its population is the same as the number of registered football players in Poland, Montenegro’s first opponent in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, and the nation has existed for less than seven years as an independent state.

On the football field it has learnt quickly, winning only one match in its first World Cup qualifying campaign (although there were six draws), reaching the play-offs for Euro 2012 (when two draws against England were achieved) and now topping Group H, having also climbed to a best mark of 28th in the Fifa rankings.

The team are also maturing. Thirteen of the 14 players who were involved in the fiery 2-2 draw against England in Nov 2011 - when, of course, striker Wayne Rooney was red-carded for his violent petulance – are still in the squad.

Although the man who moulded the team, coach Zlatko Kranjcar, has gone, his successor, former assistant, Branko Brnovic, is reaping the benefit of his squad development.

And then there is Vucinic, who scored that vital winning goal away to Moldova on Friday, and Jovetic, who would grace any international squad. With 24 goals between them, they provide real hope that Montenegro can maintain their drive for qualification.

For England, there is also a fierce patriotism to overcome. Tuesday will be a night for cool heads and experience - which is why, of course, Hodgson wanted Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, with his 81 caps and poise, back in the fold.

Having won in Kiev against Ukraine, Montenegro can not be underestimated and Hodgson will not do so having dispatched his assistant Gary Neville to scout the group leaders away to Moldova on Friday evening. Neville has already watched up to 30 videos of the Montenegrins, studying their strengths and weaknesses.

Indeed, goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic said that the win over Moldova, albeit a slender 1-0 result achieved with 10-men for the final 30 minutes, gave Montenegro “a lift” ahead of the England match.

“With three points, we welcome England full of confidence and ready to fight like lions,” he said.

England hope to be prepared and will know that they must strike the balance between taking the initiative against a defensively well-organised team, including former Manchester City centre-half Stefan Savic, and not being sucked into being hit on the counter-attack by opposition who break swiftly and decisively through their accomplished Serie A stars, especially Juventus’ Vucinic.

The Montenegrin captain issued a warning to England. His country, Vucinic said, did not need to play well to qualify for the World Cup Finals - it only needed to win.

Before a previous tie, Vucinic said: “I’ve spent 12 years in Italy, and I’ve learned from the Italians that it’s most important to bring home three points.”

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