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The big final of the Women’s Super League is only a few days away now and Bristol Academy and Liverpool are certainly looking forward to it. A final match between those two teams, currently leading the league table, will determine the winner of Season 2013. Laura del Rio

Bristol Academy has been doing great so far, mostly due to the efforts and impressive skills of the Spanish duo on the team, Natalia Pablos and Laura del Rio. They scored a total of seventeen goals for Bristol this season, earning themselves the respect and admirations of Bristol’s manager, Mark Simpson. “This is just the start of a partnership between Natalia and Laura and hopefully it’s one that can develop.” This is what Mark Simpson said after the game Everton v Bristol Academy back at the beginning of the season. The performance of the two players since then had certainly fulfilled and even surpassed his hopes.
In the previous match between the two teams now reaching out for victory, Natalia and Laura achieved a lot with their sudden turn-around in the second half: in minute 66 Bristol was falling behind Liverpool by two goals and by minute 69 the result was 3-3. Back then this was not enough for Bristol to win the game, but proved that the two teams have equal chances of winning the competition. So it will be the game this Sunday, September 29th that will determine which is the better team. Good luck, Bristol!

Junto a su colega Elisabetta Tona y con la aprobación y apoyo de “La Torres calcio femminile”, PAM CONTI football schoolPam inició un nuevo proyecto: escuela de fútbol para niños. La escuela estará abierta para los niños de 5 a 9 años y niñas de 5 años o más.

El proyecto tendrá como objetivo que los niños aprendan de las calidades del fútbol, un juego dinámico, creativo, justo y amistoso, mientras se divierten y disfrutan del juego. La idea es que junto con la adquisición de nuevas habilidades de fútbol los niños aprendan Español, también.

Clubes internacionales españoles como el FC Barcelona, ​ Levante UD, Espanyol de Barcelona estará en la cooperación con la escuela de Pam.

Puede leer más sobre el proyecto aquí.

Josefine Öqvist (30), nicknamed Jossan, who recently signed a representation agreement with LTA Agency, is now a part of the squad of the French top team Montpellier HSC, two times Champions of the Division 1 Féminine and three times Winners of Coupe de France Féminine.

After Marie-Laure Delie’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain the directors of Montpellier had to find a proper replacement for the position of a center forward. It took them a while, but their efforts paid off, and the team is now enjoying a refreshing innovation in the face of Josefine Öqvist. She signed a one-year contract with a further optional year. “The arrival of this great player confirms the ambitions of the women’s section of Montpellier Hérault Sport Club for the new season”, says an article on the official web site of the football club in regards to the signing. 

Jossan is another leading Swedish National Team player that we represent. She is an experienced striker with 20 goals in 78 caps for the Swedish National Team. Her name was among those chosen by UEFA in the recent Women’s EURO 2013 all-star squad, along with Caroline Seger, also represented by LTA Agency.

Josefine has an impressive football CV in leading Swedish club teams, too. Last season she played for Kristianstad DFF; she has also been in the squad of Tyresö FF for one season and Linköpings FC for 5 seasons where she won the Swedish top league – Damallsvenskan. When asked ‘what made ​​you join the Montpellier Hérault SC’, the Swedish player replied that she was looking for new challenges and diverse experience, and playing for Montpellier would give her an opportunity to get to know a new country, to be a part of an ambitious team, and to enjoy the French football style, which she admires. You can read the whole interview here 

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Name: Josefine Öqvist
Place of Birth: Uppsala, Sweden
Date of Birth: 07/23/1983
Nationality: Sweden
Height: 1,71 m
Position: Forward
Current Club: MHSC
League: Division 1 Féminine
National Team Caps: 78
National Team Goals: 20

 

 

Laura, Natalia, and Keka have been busy these past couple of weeks as the new season of  the FA WSL began on 3rd August  with an opening match between Liverpool and Arsenal.

The three players are in the squad of one of the two teams currently on the top of the league table, Bristol Academy. Bristol and Liverpool have 18 points each so far. The rivalry between the two teams is growing: the match Bristol Academy v.  Liverpool on 10th August ended at 3:4 with a winning goal for Liverpool scored in the very end of the game. But Bristol’s manager Mark Sampson has spotted the necessary improvement and is positive about the progress and chances of the team : „We showed tonight we can compete with the best teams in this league, that we can create chances and score goals. We need to tidy up the details defensively but Liverpool definitely know they were in a game tonight.”

Keka made her debut as a part of Bristol Academy in this season of the FA WSL, and Natalia and Laura were key players for their team in the game Bristol v. Liverpool, as they scored the second and the third goal for Bristol. Scoring a 5th goal in 8 matches played, Natalia earned herself a place among the top scorers in the league.

Season 2013/2014 of the Women 3F Ligaen (Elitedivisionen 2013) opened with a game between Taastrup FC (W)  and Skjold (W) on 3rd August. Another five games later, Fortuna Hjørring, Lala’s new team, is leading the league table with six points from two wins in two games with a total of 4 goals forward and zero against. The match Skovbakken v. Fortuna Hjørring, which took place on 6th August, ended at 0-3 and the match Fortuna Hjørring v. OB Odense, last season’s bronze winners, ended at 1-0. These are the first couple of games for Laura Roxana Rus as part of Fortuna, as she signed with them just recently.  Lala and the other new additions to the team, Fred Thoegersen and Florentina Spanu, obviously fit well in the picture. Fortuna is doing great so far and will hopefully keep up with this pace in future games. The next match, versus Taastrup FC and will take place on 17th August.

The excellent performance of Verónica Boquete and Caroline Seger at the Women’s Euro 2013 earned them not only a place on the UEFA Women’s EURO 2013 all-star squad, but also respectively 5th and 6th place on the UEFA list of best women’s players in Europe.

3The Best Men’s Player in Europe Award was introduced by UEFA two years ago and the women’s prize was launched just a month ago. “This is a new milestone,” said Karen Espelund, chairwoman of the UEFA Women’s Football Committee. “It adds further weight to the UEFA Women’s EURO final tournament, the ultimate stage for players to show their skills.”

Ignacio Quereda and a panel of 18 journalists, selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group to vote for UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe, gave Vero a total of 11 points, while Pia Sundhage and the same panel of journalists gave Caroline 8 points. Nadine Angerer, Lotta Schelin and Lena Goessling are the three nominees for the first place, but the winner of the awards will be decided with a final vote on 5 September.

Read the official UEFA article about The Best Women’s Player in Europe Award here.

Vero’s popularity among the fans of women’s football is growing every day with her excellent performances on the field, her positive and honest interviews and her tweets and posts on Facebook, revealing her thoughts and feeling about upcoming and past matches and other important events in her career. Recently Vero’s fans were rewarded for their consistency and support with a book telling the story of Vero’s life from her birthday, through her first steps on the football field, to the present day. The book is called “Vero Boquete: the princess of the king sport” and is the first published biography of a Spanish female football player. The author, David Menayo, is a journalist, writing for MARCA, a Spanish sports newspaper.
The book is a collection of experiences and anecdotes; of memories, some soaked in tears, others putting a smile on your face; of stories about the personal life and the persistent carrer efforts of a woman who knows what she wants: to play football.
The essence of Vero’s life is captured in this one quote from “Vero Boquete: the princess of the king sport” : “Nunca creí en aquello de que el rosa es para las mujeres y el azul para los hombres. Quizá por eso no tardé mucho en darme cuenta de que quería vestirme de princesa para jugar al fútbol”. It translates to ‘I never thought that pink is for girls and blue for boys. Maybe that’s why it didn’t take me too long to realize that I wanted to dress like a princess and go play football.’

You can read more about the book here.

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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.