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Romanian National Team center forward, Laura Roxana Rus, better known as Lala (25), who has been scoring numerous goals in Europe for Apollon Limassol, the perennial champions of Cyprus, has signed an agreement with Danish powerhouse Fortuna Hjørring and now forms part of their squad.

As of this year, LTA Agency officially represents Lala in all football-related affairs. Fortuna is very excited to have Lala on their team. They value her swiftness, technique, and physical endurance and expect more fans to come to the stadium eager to watch her play. She is expected to contribute to the team’s success on the field as well as as in the area of marketing. The prolific striker, Lala ended the 2012-2013 UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign as the top goalscorer in Europe with 11 goals. You can read the official UEFA report here.

Fortuna’s head coach, Brian Sørensen is delighted that Lala elected the current Danish runners-up ahead of a number of other leading teams in Europe vying for her signature. The potential teams included Swedish Linköping, the French Paris Saint Germain, and Torres Calcio from Italy.

You can read official team’s release on Lala’s signing here.

Vero Boquete secured Spain’s progress through the group stage with a calm goal, nicely assisted by Adriana. With their brilliant and skilled play Vero and Adriana, both represented by LTA Agency, gave Spain a good start and kept up with the pace they had set themselves during the whole game. This was Vero’s second goal in this season of the Euro. Despite Telekhova’s goal close to the end of the first half and the many chances the Spanish players missed to take, Spain’s dominance was obvious at all times with twice more shots both on and off target. Meanwhile, Russia was sruggling and trying to compensate for the lack of dominating skills with force: the players were committing foul after foul and Medved1973370_w2 and Korovkina even got yellow cards.

Ignacio Quereda said the following after the game: „We are happy because we’ve achieved the first goal that we set ourselves: to be in the quarter-finals. Now let’s see how far we can get.” Read the whole interview here

The drawn score means quarterfinals for Spain, but Russia was not so lucky as they lost to Denmark at the lots. Vero and Spain will meet Norway on Monday and hopefully will show us even more impressive skillls, leading them even further through the championship.

The last match from Russian Supreme Division 2012/2013 was played in the beginning of June: FK Zorkiy won over FK Zvezda Perm leaving the competition with 45 points, a goal difference of +23 and the trophy. This year the roles are reversed and while at Supreme Division 2011/2012 FK Rossiyanka was the winner, this year it is the runner-up.26460412

Three players represented by LTA Agency were on Zorkiy’s squad: Mery, Pam and Vera. All three of them proved to be of great importance to the success of their team. With her 12 goals the midfielder Pam was the ultimate topscorer for Zorkiy in this season of the Supreme Division and second best overall for the championship after Shlyapina (FK Rossiyanka) . Pam was among the topscorers at Supreme Division 2011/2012, too. Mery and Vera were also ranked as  topscorers. Mery was the most efficient attacker for the team, with 8 goals in 15 appearances.

After two seasons of great performance on the squad of Zorkiy, Pam is now playing for a homeland team: ASD Torres Calcio Femminile.

Before the match Sweden-Finland Seger, captain of the team and client of LTA Agency, used the ‘domino’ metaphor to describe the strategy of her team for the upcoming game: “When the front line starts to press, it’s easier for us midfielders to follow. It’s a domino effect.” Obviously this was just the right approach, as it resulted in a score resembling a domino effect Sweden - Finland Euro 2013itself.

One goal was following after the other last night at Gamla Ullevi. First Fischer scored assisted by Hammarström. This raised the spirits of the Swedish girls and in the 36th minute followed another goal, again by Fischer. The next domino was knocked down only two minutes later with Asllani’s goal, assisted brilliantly by Sofia Jakobsson. The second half was just as eventful as the first one. After the fourth goal for Sweden scored by Schelin in the 60th minute, the excitement of Pia Sundhage’s girls bursted out in a surprising but well synchronized dance.  But there was more to come: Schelin scored a beautiful 5th goal for Sweden in the 87th minute. The dynamic and energetic cascade of dominoes left Finland heavily defeated. Meanwhile Caroline Seger and Sweden are celebrating the biggest ever win in a EURO final tournament.

LTA Agency is proud to represent Verónica Boquete, captain of Spain’s national team, whose elegant goal in the 5th minute of the Group C match Spain-England, raised the spirits and inspired her team to fight until the end and win a very even, unpredictable and at times dramatic game. On her 32nd appearance for the national team Vero got her revenge for Women’s Euro 2009 and 2011 FIFA Women’s world Cup, when England defeated Spain. But Spain’s victory was not that clear until the very end of the game.

Verónica Boquete's first goal for Spain

Very soon after Boquete’s great opening in the 5th minute, England replied with the goal of Aluko, reminding Quereda’s players that the battle had just began.  Marked by such an energetic and eventful beginning, the first half passed by with an unchanged result and so did most of the second half. Meanwhile, however, Spain was obviously trying harder, with a significantly higher number of attempts both on and off target, and also with more fouls and yellow cards. After an excellent performance at the beginning of the game, Vero was restlessly aiming at the goal again and again, pressuring England’s defense.

But the true drama began in last minutes of the standard time. Jenni, Vero’s teammate from Tyresö FF, scored in the 86th minute and the expectations were clearly for a victory for Spain. England, however, again was very quick with the reply: Bassett scored in the 89th minute. Another time the outcome was foreseen as a drawn match, but Spain did not give up. A minute after the end of the standard time, Boquete’s shot at the goal missed, but gave hope to her team and in the third minute of the added time Adriana, also represented by LTA Agency, crossed the ball to Putellas who scored the final and winning goal for Spain, leaving the team on top of Group C along with France.

On the opening day of UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 Sweden and Denmark fought as equals in front of an audience of 16,128 at Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg. After a total of 9 shots on target for Sweden and 8 for Denmark, the game ended at 1:1.

Sweden Euro 2013 First game

Caroline Seger, the captain of the national team of Sweden with a history of 108 caps and 14 goals for her team, got a chance to strike after a lay off by Asllani in the beginning of the first half, but unfortunately missed the target. In the 25th minute, Denmark scored, but only 10 minutes later Sweden leveled with the head shot of Fischer. While during the first half mostly Denmark was in possession of the ball, in the second half Sweden showed its dominance, but this did not result in a second goal.

In an interview from the beginning of July Seger predicted that the game will be very physical and she wasn’t wrong. She herself committed three fouls and suffered two, and two yellow cards were given to the young and energetic players of Denmark. Seger’s expectations for the outcome of the game were more optimistic than the reality, but she is very positive about the impact of Pia Sundhage on the team spirit and very excited about playing on own ground, which will certainly bring more success to the team in the upcoming matches.

The battle of Sweden versus Denmark has a history of seven games won by Sweden, 3 won by Denmark and, taking into account this last game at Galma Ullevi, 4 drawn matches. The last time these two teams got close to a  European Cup trophy was at the semifinals in 2005 for Sweden and in 2001 for Denmark.

The first match from the Women’s Euro this year ended with as drawn match, too: neither Italy nor Finland scored. These results leave all four teams from Group A with 1 point each. Yet, Sweden and Denmark have a small advantage due to the goals scored, and our hopes are up for the next game: Sweden versus Finland, on July 13th.

One of the best all-around players in the world and current captain of Swedish National Team, midfielder Caroline Seger (28), has signed a representation agreement with LTA Agency and joins an-ever-expanding roster of top female talent we are proud to serve as our clients.

The box-to-box schemer, Seger has played in top club teams in her native Sweden as well as in the USA. From 2005 to 2009, Seger played for Linköpings FC, where she won all three possible domestic trophies (the Championship, the Cup, and the Super Cup) and swept all the individual awards culminating in being named Best Swedish Player in 2009 and receiving the prestigious “Diamantbollen” (the Diamond Ball) from the Swedish FA.

After moving to the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) League in the USA in 2010, Seger reached two consecutive finals with Philadelphia Independence and Western New York Flash captaining the Flash to the historic WPS National Championship title in 2011. She managed to accomplish a unique “double” that year after coming back home and helping LdB FC Malmö to the Damallsvenskan title. Seger (whose name means “victory” or “winner” in Swedish) was also instrumental in leading her current club Tyresö FF to their first ever Swedish Championship last season and qualifying the team for the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2013-2014.

In her highly impressive international career, Seger led Sweden to 2011 FIFA World Cup Third Place and took part in the final tournaments of two European Championships (2005 and 2009), two Olympic Games (2008 and 2012), and another World Cup (2007). This coming summer, Seger (who earned her 104th cap last weekend) will lead her country in an attempt to win the UEFA Women’s Euro Championship 2013 on home soil.

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Name: Caroline Seger
Place of Birth: Helsingborg, Sweden
Date of Birth: 03/19/1985
Nationality: Sweden
Height: 1,73 m
Position: Central Midfielder
Preferred Foot: Right
Current Club: Tyresö FF
League: Damallsvenskan, Sweden
National Team Caps: 104
National Team Goals: 13

La actual capitana  de la Selección Nacional Sueca y mundialista Caroline Seger (19 de Marzo de 1985), se ha incorporado a  nuestra prestigiosa cartera de clientes. Capitana de la Seleccion Nacional Sueca.

Caroline  ha jugado en equipos importantes de renombre mundial destacándose así en la liga nacional sueca como en la liga profesional estadounidense.  Desde el 2005 al 2009, Seger jugó en el Linköpings FC  sueco donde conquistó importantes premios como el “Rookie of the year” (o mejor debut del año) en 2005; el premio al “midfielder of the year” (mejor centrocampista del año) en el 2006; para luego, en el año 2009, alcanzar el mayor premio otorgado por la Federación Sueca de Fútbol, el “Diamantbollen” (o el balón diamante). Desde el 2010, pasa a la liga profesional estadounidense WPS League incorporándose al Philadelphia Independence FC. La siguiente temporada, del mismo año, se incorporara al Western New York Flash estadounidense llevando el brazalete de capitana y donde se consagra campeona de la liga. En el 2011 firma con LdB Malmö FC sueco y ya en el 2012 se incorpora al  Tyresö FF consagrándose campeona de la liga sueca. En su basta trayectoria, Caroline Seger, además suma dos Eurocopas Femeninas (2005 y 2009); dos juegos Olímpicos (2008 y 2012) y dos mundiales (2007 y 2011) representando y liderando la Selección Nacional Sueca. Read More »

See Vero Boquete getting the award for the best midfielder of the year in Sweden from the hands of Pia Sundhage, Olympic Champion with the USA and the current head coach of the Swedish National Team:

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Vero wins the award ahead of the other star nominees – Marta of Brazil, Caroline Seger of Sweden, and Anita Asante of England. She has received the award along with the best midfielder on the men’s side – Kim Källström of Spartak Moscow (formerly of Lyon). This honor caps a highly productive year for the Spanish sensation from Galicia who also became the Champion of Sweden 2012 with her club side Tyresö FF, reached the Swedish Cup Final, and took Spain Women’s National Team into the finals of the Euro 2013 with her last gasp goal against Scotland in the final play-off match in Madrid.

LTA Agency’s Cameroon Women’s National Team players Ajara Nchout Njoya (19) and Augustine Ejangue Siliki (23) have made their official League debut for the current Russian Champions FC Rossiyanka last night.

The defending Russian Premier League Champions FC Rossiyanka hosted Moscow-based CSP Izmailovo at the Krasnoarmeysk Stadium last night. Rossiyanka were eager to bounce back after their disappointing 2:1 UEFA Champions League home loss to Ado Den Haag just a few days ago, and they produced an impeccable performance in a 7:0 victory. Ejangue came on in the second half with the score at 2:0 and took her habitual right back position. Ajara checked into the game 10 minutes before the final whistle and managed to score on her debut almost immediately upon coming on.

The young center forward picked up a cross from the Brazilian Fabiana and slid a low shot past the Izmailovo keeper to make it 5:0 in minute 82. Both players came to prominence with their excellent performances for the now bankrupt FC Energiya Voronezh last season both in the Russian Premier League and UEFA Women’s Champions League where Energiya faced Rossiyanka in the round of 16. They have also been key for their country in Cameroon’s first ever appearance in a major tournament during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Rossiyanka were quick to sign the two talented prospects immediately after the Olympics, and they have now made their first appearance for the club. The ambitious Russian outfit have notched five wins out of five so far this season and will travel to last season’s Premier League runners-up FC Zorkiy Krasnogorsk for a highly-anticipated Moscow Region showdown this coming Saturday, October 13th. Rossiyanka are due to face Sparta Prague of the Czech Republic in the round of 16 of the 2012-2013 UEFA Women’s Champions League later this month.