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Stoke City have had some fantastic results against top teams like Arsenal and Manchester City in the first half of the season. Keen to build on this form, Stoke boss Mark Hughes is not set to allow any complacency within the team.
He is set to provide an opportunity for Philipp Wollscheid when his Stoke team take on Arsenal at the Emirates stadium. The 25-year-old has been signed from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen on a loan deal. Due to several injury problems currently hampering Stoke, Hughes says that he is prepared to give the new signing a chance.
Meanwhile, there is also a possibility of defender Robert Huth heading out on loan. This is likely to bring an end to his Stoke City career.Huth has struggled with injuries for the last 12 months and he has rarely featured in the first-team. Read more »
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Robert Huth used to play for Middlesbrough. But now that he was offered five million pounds as an initial deal by Stoke City, he is now their player.
This deal might as well be deal that has been a record deal for the club. A deal of 6 million pounds with an initial rising of five million. Stoke city is also thinking of very soon carrying forward another look alike deal. It is going to be with Tuncay Sanli who too is a member of Middlesbrough and Robert’s team mate. Tuncay and Robert, both the players had traveled to talk with Tony Pulis, the team manager at the Potteries.
The Stoke city have been very positive and believe that Tuncay shall be following Robert’s lead and will be doing the same. However, there have been reports that Tuncay who is a Turkish striker has not yet shown much interest. Tuncay is expecting and hoping offers and interest from others as well and so is still waiting and taking his own time.
Tuncay is a player who has an earning of almost 60,000 pounds on a weekly basis at his present team. Interests have been attracted from two more places for him. However it has been very evident that he wants to stick to his roots and does not want to leave England. It is also being said that it might as well be possible that Tuncay becomes on the highest paid players in the history of the club.
He is 27 years old and is expected to be having a salary that no one else has ever had in the history of Stoke City. And if the deal is sealed and they move forward with it there are chances that Boro will be moving for the Rob Hulse as the centre-forward. Robert Huth has 19 caps for World Championships Germany. He is a German footballer who plays as a centre-back for Stoke City. It has been recently reported that the defender shall not be back in action before the end of the Premiere League season. He has been set off because an injury and has not been seen since then.
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After coming in for criticism during the World Cup 2014 by being realistic about his team’s opportunities at the tournament, manager Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he is confident that the USA will be able to reach the semifinals of the next World Cup. The country has come on leaps and bounds in terms of football since the last hosted at the World Cup in 1994. That is a possibility that USA could be the surprise hopes of the World Cup 2018 given the plethora of problems faced by the current hosts Russia.
Fifa have been adamant that the World Cup will not be shifted due to political reasons, but the possibility of such a shift is looking increasingly likely with Russia openly supporting the war in Ukraine. Klinsmann received a lot of praise for transforming USA into top team, as they almost reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup at the expense of Belgium. It was only through the late goals from the Europeans that sent USA home. The World Cup in Russia will provide a different experience with colder climates, but the schedule of the MLS season is once again expected to help USA.
The players appeared much fitter due to the MLS campaign coming halfway through. “This is our goal going towards Russia, not to stop at the Round of 16, maybe not to stop at the quarterfinal. To say clearly, listen, we have four years to prepare this cycle. Our goal is going to a semifinal in a World Cup. And that means a lot of work, a lot of competition, a lot of grind,” said Klinsmann about his ambitions for the next World Cup. A number of players like Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard are expected to retire before the next World Cup, while Landon Donovan also recently announced his retirement.
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