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FIFA 15 Keep Eye on Last Minute Transferred Players

We now have 24 hours to go until FIFA 15 Coins PS4 and others’ players find out which big names have made the surprise move to a different club at the last minute.

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We can see that many gamers are asking what time does the transfer window shut in UK and for those that are still not aware, it’s 11pm GMT on Monday February 2.

As always, EA will be keeping a close eye on the action as they prepare to put the FIFA 15 transferred players into the database as soon as possible.

The developer has been very swift this year, by moving players around almost instantly after they have moved – we saw evidence of this with the likes of Wilfried Bony and Samuel Eto’o, who are now no longer at Swansea and Everton respectively.

The question is, who are you expecting to see in a last minute FIFA 15 deadline day transfer update?

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Danny Ings to Liverpool, while Manchester United fans may not be happy to hear that Januzaj may be moving to Everton on loan. Meanwhile Chelsea FC fans are sweating on a possible Juan Cuadrado deal and Man City may be trying to secure a move for Real Madrid’s Pepe.

Either way, this is one of the most exciting days to be a FIFA 15 player. If you are keeping an eye on the latest transfer rumors, let us know your last minute predictions and who you want to see at your club.

Mane Garrincha National Stadium would not be paid off for 1,000 years

Brazilian taxpayers hoping to see the Mane Garrincha stadium, expensively renovated in the capital Brasilia for last year’s World Cup paid off, needn’t hold their breath as it won’t happen in their lifetime, authorities say.

According to the capital’s public accounts office (TCDF), footing the bill for the publicly-funded stadium, refurbishing an original structure built in 1974 for some 1.9 billion reais ($900 million), will take centuries rather than decades.

Globo daily reported the stadium earned just 1.3 million reais of rental income in the first year following renovation completed some three times over budget just ahead of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The spiraling costs made the venue the world’s second most expensive soccer stadium after English sporting shrine Wembley.

The Tribunal confirmed Monday to AFP the tiny fraction of cash raised over the year when asked to comment on a Globo report signalling that the overall bill would at that rate not be paid off for 1,000 years.

The stadium, named after 1960s superstar Garrincha and also known as the National Stadium, is set to become a white elephant given the city’s lack of a top league team.

Gil Castelo Branco, spokesman for pressure group Contas Abertas, told AFP he was pessimistic.

“Brazil made a mistake in insisting on too many World Cup venues. There are no teams in venues such as Brasilia — so it is liable to end up, as we warned all along, as a white elephant. There is almost zero chance of viability.” Castelo Branco told AFP.

“You may get a Paul McCartney once in a blue moon — but most acts will play Rio or Sao Paulo.” added Gastelo Branco, though the former Beatle did play the Mane Garrincha last year on his latest tour.

Local authorities hope clubs from other cities use the ground — as Rio side Flamengo did sporadically last season — providing one revenue stream.

Castelo Branco said politicians had overreached themselves in thinking the stadium could be a long-term going concern.

“It was a political decision and it was a mistake. It cost too much and the country has other, bigger priorities in terms of health provision and education.

“The politicians sold people a lie when they said the Cup would be financed through private cash.”

China team’s prospect will be affected by the injury of ZhengZhi

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China’s hopes of prolonging their Asian Cup run and upsetting Australia in the quarter-finals have been dealt a blow after captain Zheng Zhi went down with a back injury.

Influential skipper Zheng 34, had risked suspension by starting the game against DPR Korea having already received a yellow card in their tournament opener against Saudi Arabia but although he avoided a second booking of the competition he was substituted in the 53rd minute as a precaution.

Perrin warned his players against a backlash from the Socceroos after they were beaten 1-0 by South Korea in their final group game on Saturday, giving them an extra day’s rest.

” Zheng Zhi is very important for the team, a key player. ” coach Alain Perrin told reporters. ”  He is a good organiser in midfield and a very experienced player. ”

One of China’s most successful players, Zheng now plies his trade at Chinese champions Guangzhao Evergrande having had stints in Scotland with Celtic and the Premier League with Charlton Athletic.

” We have one day less recovery time than Australia, and we also need to spend one day on a trip from here [Canberra] to Brisbane. ” said the former Portsmouth manager.

” The pitch there is not very good, ” said Perrin. ” But we have to play the match there – I think it’s a pity for a knockout stage game. “

Australian is always ready !

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Massimo Luongo is confident of being in top shape when Australia plays China in the Asian Cup quarter-finals despite playing out his first full Socceroos performance at a steamy Brisbane Stadium on Saturday.

The Socceroos went into the match only needing a draw to top the group, but the Australians could not find a way past the resilient Korean defence and goalkeeper, who pulled off some exceptional saves throughout the match.

New York Red Bulls striker Cahill agreed with Australia coach, Ange Postecoglou’s claims that the team switched off at vital times throughout the match, but praised by the spirited performance by his teammates.

Cahill told reporters, “ I think we can reflect well. Even though we lost, the scoreline doesn’t reflect the full picture. Overall when you watch the game, and I watched the game last night, we did really penetrate them and moved the ball well. We went for it. We’re not going to sit back and in the second half they didn’t know what hit them. ”

“ But if you don’t score it’s going to look worse than it looks… just a bit of quality in the final ball and we know we’re going to hurt teams. Unfortunately one lapse in concentration and you concede a goal. ”

Everton legend Cahill assured that the team are recovering well after the sweltering conditions experienced in Brisbane on Saturday night.

“ We’ve recovered really well. We’ve got a really fit squad. We’ve been preparing weeks before in this [type] of heat in Melbourne. We’re definitely not going to make excuses about the weather. We’re a fit young team and we know we can back up games. ”

The Australian forward stated that the team remain focused and are ready for the quarter final match-up against an up-and-coming Chinese side.

“ For us it’s about keeping switched on. We know what we can do and that one loss won’t make us take a step back. ”

“ Maybe it’s fate, maybe we are meant to play China in the quarter-finals and stay in Brisbane. ”

“ It’ll certainly be one of the most watched games globally and in Asia. ”

“ If we can press them and get in their faces and run them into the ground and play the football we know, then we’ll definitely cause them problems. ”

“ We will respect them, but I want us to focus on us. ”

China coach Alain Perrin has predicted a “very difficult” test when his side face host nation Australia in theAsian Cup quarter-finals.

The Socceroos face China on Thursday in a do or die quarter final encounter.

David Ginol wants make a difference in FIFA presidency bid

aFormer France winger David Ginola will announce on Friday that he is entering the race to become president of FIFA.

It took a 250,000-pound payment from a stunt-prone bookmaker to persuade former France international David Ginola to launch an improbable bid to unseat FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Former Tottenham and Newcastle midfielder Ginola, 47, plans to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the top job in world football, with the 78-year-old Swiss — who has been in office since 1998 — having indicated he will seek a fifth term.

“It is time that football was refreshed,” the the Sun newspaper’s website quoted him as saying. “We have to be brave and deal with what is going on in this game we love.”

“I’m not interested in dwelling on the sins of the past, this is about taking football forward and putting supporters at the centre of the game.”

“Football belongs to the people and they deserve to have a voice. We want transparency so that everyone knows where every penny goes.”

“People need to be able to trust the decisions being made by those in charge.”