Ex-Frankfurt Nelson Valdez enters the US
The long-time Bundesliga player Nelson Valdez joins the Seattle Sounders in the United States , announced the club from the Major League Soccer.
The 31-year-old striker Paraguay s played for Eintracht Frankfurt , there sparked his two-year contract in the summer but after just one season back on. "I am pleased to have a player with Nelson's experience and his talent in our team," said Seattle coach Sigi Schmid German. Valdez played in his career, among other things already for Werder Bremen , Borussia Dortmund , Rubin Kazan, FC Valencia and Olympiakos Piraeus.
Podolski wins Galatasaray Turkish Supercup
Lukas Podolski won the first title with his new club Galatasaray Istanbul won.
When competitive debut of the German football national player, the team defeated the Turkish Supercup finalBursaspor with 1: 0 (1: 0) although Galatasaray Emre Colak player was sent off shortly before the end. The decisive goal was scored by Yasin Öztekin in 21 minutes.Podolski was substituted six minutes before the end of the game.
Draws Qualifying for World Cup 2018
Europe: 54 UEFA member associations / 52 participants / 13 championship courses - Russia qualified as hosts, Gibraltar no FIFA member)
1st round (52 participants / groups 9 / Return Games, September 2016 - Nov 2017)
Netherlands France , Sweden, Bulgaria , Belarus ,Luxembourg
Portugal , Switzerland ,Hungary , Faroe Islands ,Latvia , Andorra
Germany , Czech Republic ,Northern Ireland , Norway , Azerbaijan , San Marino
Wales , Austria , Serbia, Ireland, Moldova, Georgia
Romania , Denmark , Poland , Montenegro, Armenia ,Kazakhstan
England , Slovakia , Scotland , Slovenia , Lithuania , Malta
Spain , Italy , Albania , Israel , Macedonia , Liechtenstein
Belgium , Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece , Estonia , Cyprus
Croatia , Iceland , Ukraine , Turkey , Finland
Nine groups-first qualified for the World Cup
Eight best group runner-up in the 2nd round
2nd round (8 participants / co-System / Return Games, November 2017) - Four winners qualify for World Cup