Major Sports Events in 2021 (part 1)

Although some professional European football leagues have been ready to come back, we still have to patiently wait for the most major sports events to resume. Here are some of the most popular sports events all over the world in 2021.

UEFA Euro 2020

UEFA has decided to postpone the UEFA EURO 2020 to the summer of next year. This has also affected the UEFA Women’s EURO 2021, which has been rescheduled for 2022. 

The Tokyo Olympic Games

Japan was planned to organize the Olympic Games in Tokyo in summer of 2020, which would mark the second time in 57 years that the city hosts the summer edition.

However, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer Games were quickly pushed back until next year. The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 is now scheduled to be held on the 23 July 2021 instead.


When the COVID-19 outbreak took the world by storm in March 2020, just like any other sport, tennis season quickly came to a halt.

There have been no professional competitions to be held before 3 August this year, and both players and organizers have showed doubts as to whether or not there will be any tennis tournaments being held at all this year.

The world health crisis is forcing everyone to take one day at a time, and it is likely we will end up seeing all tennis resumed in 2021. There are still no certain dates for next year.

Luckily, the US Open was held on its originally scheduled dates from 31 August to 13 September in Flushing Meadows, New York City. However, the event was played with no fans on site. Instead, the USTA worked hard with global broadcast partners to ensure that their fans could virtually experience the excitement and thrill of the games.

EURO opening games: First goals, results, scorers (part 2)

1984: France 1-0 Denmark, Parc des Princes, Paris

Platini 78

Opening goal: France were rewarded for their persistence in trying to pierce the Denmark midfield when, with the Danes failing to clear, Michel Platini arrived on the edge of the box to spear in – via a deflection.

1988: West Germany 1-1 Italy, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf

Brehme 55; Mancini 52

Opening goal: Roberto Mancini‘s first Azzurri goal in 14 appearances came against the host nation, as he rounded off an Italian attack from the right flank by striking on the turn at close range.

1992: Sweden 1-1 France, Råsunda Stadium, Solna

Eriksson 24; Papin 58

Opening goal: Jan Eriksson‘s powerful header broke the deadlock in 1992. Unmarked, the centre-half bombed into the penalty area to meet Anders Limpar’s floated corner and give Sweden an early lead.

1996: England 1-1 Switzerland, Wembley Stadium, London

Shearer 23; Türkyilmaz 83pen

Opening goal: Alan Shearer latched onto Paul Ince’s through ball to put England ahead. The front-man timed his run to perfection before flashing high into the net – ending a 21-month international goal drought.

2000: Belgium 2-1 Sweden, King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels

Goor 43, Mpenza 46; Mjällby 53

Opening goal: Bart Goor’s one-man effort sent the Red Devils in front. Winning back his own misplaced pass, the winger made strides towards the Swedish penalty box, where he buried a low shot.

2004: Portugal 1-2 Greece, Estádio do Dragão, Porto

Ronaldo 90+3; Karagounis 7, Basinas 51pen

Opening goal: Giorgios Karagounis shocked hosts Portugal, rippling the net seven minutes into the tournament curtain-raiser. Sweeping up a untidy clearance, the midfielder rifled past Ricardo from 25 metres.

2008: Switzerland 0-1 Czech Republic, St.Jakob-Park, Basel

Svĕrkoš 71

Opening goal: A mighty upfield header landed perfectly for the breaking Václav Svĕrkoš – a second-half substitute – who kept his composure and dispatched a low effort into the Swiss bottom corner.

2012: Poland 1-1 Greece, Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw

Lewandowski 17; Salpingidis 51

Opening goal: Heading in from Jakub Błaszczykowski’s searching cross, Robert Lewandowski described his “unimaginable” joy at snatching the finals’ first goal in front of the home crowd.

2016: France 2-1 Romania, Stade de France, Saint-Denis

Giroud 57, Payet 89; Stancu 65pen

Opening goal: Centre-forward Olivier Giroud rose highest to beat the Romanian goalkeeper to Dimitri Payet’s devilish in-swinging delivery and head home France’s first of the campaign.

Germany confirmed not to sell its COVID-19 vaccine research to the United States

The German Foreign Ministry said it was studying the vaccine for COVID-19 “not for sale” after it was announced that President Donald Trump proposed buying the copyright of the vaccine from the biotechnology company CureVac (Germany).

A race for monopoly between Germany and the US took place when scientists tried to develop a new strain of coronavirus vaccine (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19, which has killed over 6,500 people worldwide.

The statement came after Die Welt quoted German government sources as revealing that President Trump had offered “$ 1 billion” to secure vaccine research by German biotech company CureVac exclusively for the US.

Responding to this information, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier bluntly asserted: “Germany is not for sale”. At the same time, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the government would hold a meeting to discuss the issue of monopoly in vaccine research.

In a statement, CureVac stated not to comment on its speculations and dismissed allegations of the company’s offer of acquisition or technology. “Currently international cooperation is important, not for the sake of an individual country,” said Erwin Rueddel, a conservative legislator on the health committee of the German parliament.

Meanwhile, AFP quoted a US official as saying that the German media went too far. US officials also denied that Washington was seeking to “keep the COVID-19 vaccine for the United States only.” “We will continue to discuss with any company that claims to be able to successfully,” he said. All effective solutions will be shared with the world”.

Founded in 2000, CureVac has offices in Frankfurt (Germany) and Boston (USA). CureVac advertises as a company specializing in the development of antibody-based cancer therapy, rare diseases and preventive vaccines.

CureVac CEO Daniel Menichella was invited to meet with President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House in Washington D.C. on 2 March.

DNA technology against crime wildlife

Modern forensic science is making efforts to fight against international criminal gangs that kill and smuggle endangered wildlife.

A new laboratory in the Thai capital, Bangkok, is fully equipped to collect DNA from ivory, rhino horn and tiger skin – these encouraging efforts. The laboratory’s noble purpose is to provide evidence of the link between victims and suspects to prosecute, according to laboratory scientists.

Wildlife conservation groups say the killing of elephants, rhinos and tigers along with other endangered species has increased to an alarming level and there is only one large and sophisticated coordinated campaign available. Can help prevent this disaster in time. That is the judgment of CITES – the Convention against the exploitation and trade of endangered plant and animal species was signed in 1973.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho DNA technology against crime wildlife

Special laboratory in question – located inside the building of Thailand’s National Parks Authority (DNP) – was established with the enthusiastic support of the ASEAN Wildlife Protection Organization – WEN, a local environmental protection organization.

Dr. Kanita Ouitavon – female director of the Laboratory of DNP’s Wild Welfare Department (WIFOS) – said the first animal parts samples were analyzed for DNA from which a bank of gene data from Thai wild species will be established. Kanita Ouitavon laboratory is called DNP-WIFOS for short.

Kanita Ouitavon presented: “New technology is essential for our important mission. Thanks to data banks we can find species or subspecies or even know about the lineages relationship, origin, where they are exploited. The field of illegal business in the wild life does not require much investment, but the profit is lucrative so it attracts many people who are willing to commit the crime. Therefore, our Laboratory is a useful tool to combat this illegal business situation. Using DNA can prove a connection between suspects and wildlife”.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho DNA technology against crime wildlife

The laboratory, with 10 members, accepts specimens every day, including ivory sections, rhino horns, whole tiger skin and pieces of fur and bones from other animals. Each sample is then classified, photographed before conducting DNA testing. For animal parts outside Thailand, they will be inspected based on the international data bank. Therefore, female Dr. Kanita Ouitavon acknowledged her team of experts desperately needed patience.

Female Dr. Kanita Ouitavon is open about the challenges she faces: “From the beginning we knew very well the people behind the illegal wildlife trade are powerful people. and influence, but, despite all, we still work hard to fight against crime”.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho DNA technology against crime wildlife

According to Mary Rice, forensic science may be part of the fight for the protection of rare animals, but the first important thing is that governments must resolutely act to eliminate this kind of crime.

Run in many places calling for protection of the Amazon forest

On August 23, in many Brazilian cities, thousands of people flocked to the streets, taking part in the rally to protect the rainforest of Amazon, which suffered from fires in time.  

In cities like Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and Brasilia, protesters call for action to protect the Amazon forest from serious destruction. Protesters also criticized the policy on the environment of President Jair Bolsonaro, and asked the President to dismiss Environment Minister Ricardo Salles.  

Earlier, the opposition leader sent a letter requesting the impeachment of Minister Salles with allegations of his policies against the duties of an Environment minister. 


Fires in the Amazon forest , known as the lungs of the planet, also led to protests in many other countries. Earlier, the same day, many demonstrations took place outside the embassies and consulates of Brazil in major cities such as London (England), Berlin (Germany), Madrid (Spain) and Mumbai (India). ).

Meanwhile, in France, thousands of people plan to hold a march within a radius of 30 km around the Biarritz seaside resort, where the World Leading Industry Group Summit takes place (G7) to condemn poverty and environmental damage.  

Over the past two weeks, Amazon forest fires have destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of rainforest. The international community is concerned that fires seriously affect the environment, the flora and fauna in the area are called the green lungs of the planet.


According to official figures from the Brazilian Government, more than 76,000 forest fires have been recorded in the country for the first 8 months, the highest number since 2013, and most occur in the Amazon. Compared to the same period last year, Amazon forest fire since the beginning of the year has increased by 83%.

The exact amount of damage caused by the Amazon forest fire has yet to be determined, but the smoke covers the city of Sao Paulo and some other Brazilian cities. Meanwhile, forest fires tend to be more serious due to the current dry season, lasting until the end of October or early November, and the habit of deforestation for cultivation and cattle grazing.

Australian Rugby Union ARU carries out rules for Aboriginal mediation

Australian Rugby Union President ARU admits the Federation’s rules need to be modified, to encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Islander players, to choose this sport to build their careers.

The Federation launched the Medication Action Plan that coincided with the Indigenous Reconciliation Week and much to do to solve the problem, which the Football Bureau AFL and NRL have shown better in this area.

The Australian Rugby Union for short, called ARU, now seeks to move more deeply with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

It is known that this sport has a few typical cases of Aboriginal players like Kurtley Baele and Matt Hodgson, but Mr. Bill Pulver, ARU President said that the number is still much lower than that of the Football Bureau.


“We talked a lot with the former Wallabies players, Aboriginal or Torres Islanders, and you really have a good feeling that, while I think we have made a lot of progress. In many cases, they don’t feel we are making progress, so we have to do better”.

The new Mediation Action Program will increase ARU’s relationship with the development team called Lloyd McDermott, to help Aboriginal rugby players join for the past 20 years.

There will also be a special video screened before the matches, in matches between teams in Australia. Foreign teams visiting Australia will be awarded a traditional Aboriginal cane, as a celebration.

Former Wallaby national player Gary Ella, a member of the Lloyd McDermott Foundation, said he felt ARU was increasingly interested in Aboriginal talents.


“You know, they are showing this goal, by funding the said plan. They combine programs together and make sure that plans show that Aboriginal people are highly respected. a lot of”.

In addition to respecting Aboriginal traditions, it can also help to achieve achievements, if not only for one generation. It is known that Ella’s brothers were famous in the football world in the 1980s, but since then, only a few Aboriginal talents have appeared.

One of the main reasons for this is the fact that the rules of competitive Rugby Games are AFL and NRL, ensuring that many Aboriginal players are in their shirt colors.

American lawyer extorted porn viewers

With the release of porn film to trick viewers into downloading and threatening to sue, two US lawyers profited three million dollars.

On June 14, the federal court in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA fined the former lawyer Paul Hansmeier (37 years old), sentenced to 14 years in prison, two years probation, and had to demand to pay over $ 1.5 million in compensation because participating in the distribution of porn videos online and extorting viewers.

According to the indictment, from 2011 to 2014, Paul Hansmeier and his colleague John Steele bought the copyright or produced pornographic films and shared on online websites to lure others to download and watch.


After that, the defendant will sue, ask a court order to retrieve the identity of the user and then perform many blackmail tricks (for example, call and write a threatening message). The victim is afraid of being severely punished and revealing pornography, so he will pay the $ 3,000 reconciliation prize at the request of the defendant.

Lawyers set up many ghost companies with fake directors to hide their personal identities and interests in lawsuits, and take advantage of the court as a money-making tool. From more than 200 unfounded lawsuits, authorities accused Paul Hansmeier of co-conspirators of earning about $ 3 million.


The prosecutor proposed to punish Paul Hansmeier for a 12-year and 6-month sentence on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering, but the judge offered a framework penalty (14 years in prison) for allegedly damaging behavior. The abuse of Paul Hansmeier’s belief in the judicial system is very large, almost impossible to measure.

Earlier, in September 2016, Minnesota State Supreme Court permanently suspended Paul Hansmeier’s law practice license. Commander John Steele was also expelled from the bar association in Illinois and will be sentenced on July 9. John Steele is expected to have a lesser sentence for cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

How is player transfer done?

Every summer, hundreds of millions of dollars are exchanged when the world’s top football clubs hunt the best players for the upcoming season. But what is a transfer, and how does it work?

What is assignment?

Football is a global market and the top players move constantly. David Beckham, for example, plays for clubs in England, Spain, America, Italy and France during the course of the game. The professional players contract with clubs with a fixed term of up to five years. If a player moves before the contract expires, the new club pays to compensate for the old club. This is called a transfer fee.

Alexis Sanchez là tên tốn giấy mực trong ngày chót của hạn chuyển nhượng khi Man City săn đuổi tiền vệ Arsenal.

When does the transfer take place?

Twice a year, FIFA rules offer two annual time periods in which clubs can be purchased from foreign players, called transfer windows. The window of transfer is longer in the middle of the season and shorter in the season, but the exact time is determined by the football association of the nations. In many European countries, the summer transfer window closes on August 31. In the US, closed on August 9.

Các CLB thu nhiều tiền từ hàng hóa lưu niệm nên tên cầu thủ nào in trên các sản phẩm là rất quan trọng.

Where does the money come from?

Football is an outstanding subject of money. According to Deloitte’s analysis, 20 of the world’s richest clubs – all across Europe – earned 7.4 billion euros (8.9 billion dollars) in 2015/16 revenue. The top money club is Manchester United, reaching 689 million euros. Commercial sources such as sponsorships and goods accounted for 43% of revenue – the largest share. So there will definitely be a lot of PSG Neymar shirts. Selling broadcasting rights accounts for 39%, but ticket sales are only about 18%. These numbers do not include transfer fees, but clubs can also make money by selling players.

Neymar gần đây đã chuyển từ Barcelona sang Paris Saint-Germain với giá 222 triệu euro (265 triệu đô la)

Is football always big money?

Previously not as much as it is now. Before 1995, many European clubs had quotas for foreign players. The Bosman ruling that year banned restrictions on players from within the EU and opened up a competitive international market. The transfer fee starts to increase, the number of foreign players also increases. By 2016, nearly 70% of Premier League football players in the UK are foreigners.

Lionel Messi có điều khoản mua đứt trong hợp đồng với giá 300 triệu euro ghi trong hợp đồng với Barcelona

Today top clubs continue to become richer. Income from television is increasing is one of the reasons. In 2016, 20 Premier League clubs signed a contract worth £ 10.4 billion ($ 13.4 billion) with TV stations. This is the most profitable television contract ever in professional football. In the UK, BT and Sky paid Premier League more than £ 10 million ($ 12.9 million) to play matches.

However, FIFA data shows that high transfer fees are not popular. In fact, only 14% of worldwide transfers last year involved payment of a transfer fee. The rest is free transfer – when the player’s contract expires and they continue to play other clubs.






China makes strange laws, bringing 50 young players into the barracks

Chinese public opinion is expressing outrage at the strategy to improve the country’s young players in a strange way of the Chinese Football Federation.

October 2 was described by Chinese netizens as the end of the country after the Chinese Football Federation convened 55 players under 25 years of age playing in the highest Chinese League and China League One, after That focus on the training area is like military barracks.

At this point, the players have to concentrate until December, so they will miss the last six rounds of the Chinese Super League and many faces will be absent from the National Cup final. Some sources said that the group of players brought into the barracks will be trained according to military rules.

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There are also rumors that 55 players under the age of 25 will be summoned and sent to the barracks to be incorporated into a separate team, then compete in the next season. This move to improve the quality of Chinese youth football, which failed from the 2018 Asian U23 tournament to ASIAD 2018.

Some also see a list of 55 Chinese players summoned to the camp as Marcelo Lippi’s “second team” is leading the national team. I don’t know how effective the Chinese Football Federation is, but from now on, the online community is opposing this idea.

So, Chinese media also put a big question on how the Federation works. The Beijing Evening News called the action “truly unprecedented in history”. Meanwhile, the chairman of some teams with players who were sent to the barracks also expressed their discontent.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Trung Quốc ra luật lạ, đưa 50 cầu thủ trẻ vào 'trại lính'

“I believe the roots of Chinese football problems are still in the management system. The only way for Chinese football to develop is to change the existing management system,” Chairman Zhou Jinhui of Beijing Club. Guoan criticized the Chinese Football Federation’s plan.

Last time, Chinese football constantly reformed to raise the level of football development. They introduced many new laws to be applied in the domestic league to increase the chances of playing for U23 players, including Guus Hiddink, one of the outstanding strategists of the world football, leading the youth team.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Trung Quốc ra luật lạ, đưa 50 cầu thủ trẻ vào 'trại lính'

Last year, British media reported that the Chinese Football Federation has made great efforts to invest in young football training. They built many modern academies in the hope of producing talented players. China wants to “turn dragons” in the future, thus becoming the world’s superpower football.

However, Soccer News journalist Bai Guohua still feels pessimistic. He thinks Chinese football is still far behind the giants in the continent. Previously, the Chinese team was only once reached the World Cup finals. It was a tournament that took place in 2002.









Boateng and 7 crazy contracts in world football history

Boateng is the latest controversial buying and selling case throughout the length of the village. The following are the 7 most classic examples.

1. Bebe

The legendary history of Sir Alex Ferguson has been greatly affected by the contract named Bebe in August 2010 for a fee of 9 million euros. The Portuguese did not leave any mark after four years of playing in the Red Devils with a total of 2 Premier League appearances with 3 loan times. In 2014, he left the team at Old Trafford and switched to Benfica for 3 million euros.

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2. Kevin-Prince Boateng

Leaving Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla left Barcelona lacking a quality contingency plan. Therefore, the La Liga champion needs to add another quality attack star with reasonable spending. Everyone was surprised by the fact that the 31-year-old Boateng became the chosen person.

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Accordingly, the owner of the Nou Camp will borrow the former AC Milan striker until the end of the season from Sassuolo, with a purchase clause of 8 million euros in the summer. Most likely, Boateng will play as a virtual number 9 in the upcoming Barcelona shirt.

3. Sol Campbell

The one-time Sol Campbell was a noisy player in the transfer market when he decided to switch to Notts County (in League Two) in 2009; with salary of £ 40,000 / week. However, he quickly realized he was tricked because the team could not afford to pay compensation. Campbell quickly left in 2010.

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4. Andy Carroll

The £ 35 million contract named Carroll is a failed investment by Liverpool chairman John W Henry. The England striker is seen as a replacement for striker Fernando Torres to move to Chelsea. However, the constant injury caused the star born in 1989 to not be able to show much to teammate Luis Suarez on attack. After 3 years, he contributed only 6 goals in The Kop shirt.

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5. Javier Mascherano & Carlos Tevez

After a level performance with Corinthians, the Argentine star duo received much attention from Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Juventus. However, their next stop was an anonymous West Ham United in Europe in 2006.

The only contribution from the pair is to help the Premier League boss succeed. 12 months later, Tevez moved to Man United, while Mascherano chose Liverpool.

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6. Victor Valdes

Spending a successful time with Barcelona with three Champions League titles, Valdes left the Spanish side and joined Man United. However, he could not occupy a regular performance under coach Louis van Gaal; and joined as a lender at Standard Liege in January 2016. High age makes him head for Middlesbrough F.C. a year later.

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7. Jonathan Woodgate

In 2004, Woodgate was a quality defender in the Premier League. Therefore, it is not surprising that Real Madrid decided to recruit the English player to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Despite possessing great potential, a serious thigh injury caused his career at White Vulture to be zero.

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In 2006, Woodgate returned to England in Middlesbrough in the form of a loan and was bought shortly thereafter.