SBO Pinto leaves Costa Rica; fails to agree contract

July 25th, 2014 Comments off


SBO SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Jorge Luis Pinto, who produced the surprise of the World Cup by coaching tiny Costa Rica to the quarterfinals, is leaving after failing to agree on a new contract.

The Costa Rican federation announced Pinto’s departure on Thursday.

สโบเบ็ต Pinto said he was leaving because of disagreements with unnamed members of his coaching staff. He said they asked that he be fired 1 1/2 years ago.

“I slept with the enemy for 1 1/2 years,” Pinto said. “I had my differences with the staff. They don’t share my style. I’m demanding. I want dedication and effort.”

His two primary assistants were former players Paulo Wanchope and Luis Marin.

Costa Rica emerged from a group with Italy, England and Uruguay, all former world champions. It was eliminated in the quarterfinals by the Netherlands, losing 4-3 on penalties after the match was 0-0 after extra time.

Pinto, a Colombian, said money was not an issue. He took the Costa Rica position almost three years ago and said he had not been looking for another job, though he was likely to be attractive to a club or national team.

เว็บพนันบอลออนไลน์ James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

July 23rd, 2014 Comments off


เว็บพนันบอลออนไลน์ After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

เอเย่นต์ SBOBET The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped Colombia reach the quarterfinals in Brazil, passed a medical examination at the Sanitas Clinic in the northern suburb of La Moraleja and will be introduced to fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m very happy,” Rodriguez said as he left the clinic. “Everything went well.”

Sports newspapers Marca and As said Madrid agreed to pay Monaco $108 million for Rodriguez. He is expected to join the squad Aug. 1.

Rodriguez’s goal against Uruguay in the round of 16 at the World Cup, when he chested the ball down and then volleyed it in, was voted the best of the tournament. He scored a total of six times.

Rodriguez will strengthen Madrid’s offensive lineup by joining Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in attack.