Last night, Scotland made a comeback in the international football game against Georgia. Despite already securing their spot in Euro 2024, the Tartan Army is determined to come out on top in their group. Lawrence Shankland scored a goal in the last minutes of the game in Tbilisi, securing a point for Scotland.
Luis Díaz, filled with emotion, scored two goals in Colombia’s impressive 2-1 win against Brazil in Barranquilla last night. His father was in the stands and cried alongside his wife.
Luis Manuel Díaz had been held captive for 12 days in a mountainous region by a guerrilla group, before being released and reunited with his family. When Liverpool star Díaz scored against Luton a fortnight ago, he’d revealed a t-shirt that said ‘Libertad Para Papa’ – freedom for dad.
Díaz scored two goals with his head to lead Colombia to victory over Brazil in a World Cup qualifying match, breaking a 15-game losing streak. This is what the Liverpool winger had to say afterwards:
I am grateful to God for making everything possible. We have faced difficult moments in the past, but they have only made us stronger and more courageous. This applies to both soccer and life. We truly earned this victory.
Alisson, the goalkeeper for Brazil and teammate at Liverpool, stated:
He is a close acquaintance who has gone through a lot recently. This goes beyond just soccer, and he truly deserves it.
Greetings and welcome to our usual Friday coverage of live updates on football. It is typically a bit calmer during the international break, but there will still be plenty of news to keep us entertained throughout the day. This includes reactions to yesterday’s Euro 2024 qualifying matches and other international games, as well as a preview of the upcoming Women’s Super League games this weekend. So grab a cup of coffee and stay tuned…why not?