Football 31/7/2021

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Football 31/7/2021. Competitive football starts this weekend North of the border. There are also games in the Olympics.

Football 31/7/2021 - Rangers v Livingston
Rangers v Livingston
Football 31/7/2021 - Rangers v Livingston detailed
Rangers v Livingston – detailed

Football 31/7/2021 – Rangers v Livingston Team News

  • In a weekend of Ibrox friendlies and mass rotation, Steven Gerrard gave the backup brigade some opportunities in the Gers’ stalemate with Brighton before what looks more like a starting eleven their chance in a 2-1 win over Real Madrid.
  • The win over Los Blancos featured summer signings John Lundstram (from Sheffield United) and Fashion Sakala (from KV Oostende). Fellow arrival Nnamadi Ofoborh (from Bournemouth) has a heart condition so his Rangers career is on hold for the time being.
  • The Gers boss has said that he hopes to be “full strength by Livingston” with Joe Aribo, Brandon Barker and Kemar Roofe’s absences highlighted. However, due to suspected close contact with a positive COVID case, neither were involved at the weekend but Aribo appears to have returned to full training.
  • David Martindale handed two Livingston debuts, along with making three other changes, to goalkeeper Daniel Barden and defender Sean Kelly in the Lions’ 3-1 victory over League 2 side Cowdenbeath after a 0-0 draw with Raith Rovers.
  • Ayo Obileye (signed from Queen of the South in the summer) started at centre back. The midfield, in the match against the Blue Brazil, was the only part of Livingston’s team that didn’t feature a new summer signing or two.
  • Meanwhile, Livi’s front three was made up of a trio of new arrivals. Christian Montano (from Port Vale) and Andrew Shinnie (from Charlton) have both arrived from the English lower leagues and were in support of former Aberdeen forward Bruce Anderson.

Team info from whoscored.com

Football 31/7/2021 - Hearts v Celtic
Hearts v Celtic
Football 31/7/2021 - Hearts v Celtic
Hearts v Celtic detailed

Football 31/7/2021 – Hearts v Celtic

  • Robbie Neilson had previously persisted with a 3-4-3 formation prior to Hearts’ 1-0 weekend win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Tynecastle, despite the Jambos failing to concede a goal in their Premier Sports Cup group.
  • Seventeen year old Finlay Pollock has impressed in pre-season and was handed a start against Inverness, after scoring off the bench against Stirling Albion. Jamie Walker also scored off the bench with the winner against Caley, and will be looking to continue proving that he can contribute to this Hearts team.
  • Summer signing Alex Cochrane (on loan from Brighton) has featured at left wing back in the new formation setup. And another summer arrival, Josh Ginnelly (signed from Preston North End) made his Hearts contract permanent and seems to have nailed a starting spot down on the right hand side.
  • New Celtic manager Ange Postecolgou made two changes from the Hoops’ side that drew 1-1 in Champions League their qualifying tie against Midtjylland at Parkhead before a 2-1 defeat in Denmark, after extra time.
  • Scott Bain came in between the sticks with Vasilios Barkas being dropped. And in the back four in front of him, the suspended Nir Bitton was replaced by Dane Murray. A debut could be handed to Swedish defender Carl Starfelt, who has recently arrived from Russian side Rubin Kazan.
  • Callum McGregor has taken the Celtic captaincy from long serving skipper Scott Brown who has joined Aberdeen. Liel Abada, a summer signing, has impressed so far in green and white and netted his first goal against the Danes in the first leg. And he could be joined in attack by another new arrival, Japanese star Kyogo Furuhashi.

Football 31/7/2021 – Olympics

Football 31/7/2021 – Friendlies / Others

OTHER FOOTBALL – SATURDAY 31 JULY

12:00am CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE – York United v Forge
Canada – OneSoccer
USA – Fox Soccer Plus

3:00am CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE – Pacific v Cavalry
Canada – OneSoccer
USA – Fox Soccer Plus

12:00pm KOREAN K-LEAGUE – Seoul v Ulsan
Malaysia – Astro Supersport 1

5:30pm ARGENTINE PRIMERA DIVISION – Colon v Godoy Cruz
USA – Paramount+

7:00pm JAMAICAN PREMIER LEAGUE – Humble Lion v Waterhouse
Caribbean – SportsMax

7:30pm GERMAN 2. BUNDESLIGA – Dusseldorf v Werder Bremen
Caribbean – Flow Sports
USA – ESPN+

7:45pm IRISH PREMIER DIVISION – Drogheda v Waterford
International – LoITV

7:45pm ARGENTINE PRIMERA DIVISION – Lanus v Union
USA – Paramount+

9:30pm JAMAICAN PREMIER LEAGUE – Harbour View v Portmore United
Caribbean – SportsMax

10:00pm ARGENTINE PRIMERA DIVISION – Racing Club v Sarmiento
USA – Paramount+

11:00pm BRAZILIAN SERIE A – Sao Paulo v Palmeiras
Caribbean – Flow Sports
USA – Paramount+

The traditional curtain-raiser of the new season will see the FA Cup Final winners Leicester City taking on Premier League champions Manchester City. this year’s FA Community Shield will be played on Saturday 7 August 2021 at Wembley Stadium

Until then, there will not be many games taking place which will interest our visitors. Friendly games will take place, with the majority of these broadcasts being on the club’s channels or websites.

We cannot guarantee we will list these friendly games, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, check the club’s website and normal service will be resumed soon.

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