Gareth Bale has been chosen the players’ Player of the Year at the PFA awards in London.
The Tottenham flyer won the vote from his peerBales following some explosive left-sided displays for his club in Europe, notably in Spurs’ defeats of Inter and Milan, which have left the 21 year-old Welshman one of the most coveted Togel Singapore men in football.
Arsenal’s Samir Nasri came second, with Man City’s Carlos Tevez third.
The Gunners’ Jack Wilshere won the Young Player of the Year Award, after the 19 year-old midfielder broke into Arsene Wenger’s first eleven and the full England national team.Wilshire
PFA Premier League Team of the Year 2011:
Van der Sar (Man Utd), Sagna (Arsenal), Cole (Chelsea), Vidic (Man Utd), Kompany (Man City), Nani (Man Utd), Nasri (Arsenal), Wilshere (Arsenal), Bale (Spurs), Tevez (Man City), Berbatov (Man Utd).
Japan joins Copa after u-turn
Japan will enter the Copa America as a guest in July after all.
Vice-President Kohzo Tashima has confirmed the JFA will send a team of predominantly Europe-based players to the tournament, which takes place in Argentina between the 1st and 24th of July.
“By playing in the tournament,” said Tashima, “we can show the rest of the world how the country of Japan is fighting. If we don’t take part in the tournament, it could present a negative impression.”
J-League fixtures postponed because of March’s earthquake and tsunami have been rescheduled for the same period, which initially caused the JFA to withdraw. But promises of financial aid from CONMEBOL forced a re-think.
The Asian Cup holders will face Colombia and Bolivia before a clash with the hosts in Cordoba.
The top two in three groups plus the two best-placed third-place teams will qualify for …