Adrien Silva Player Analysis

Adrien Silva is looking forward to putting months of 'frustration' behind him after finally completing his registration as a Leicester player. The midfielder had been ineligible to play for the Foxes after the paperwork from his summer move from Sporting CP arrived 14 seconds late. Subsequent appeals to Fifa and the Court of Arbitration for Sport were rejected, meaning both the club and player had to wait until January for Silva to become eligible to play. Silva is excited about the prospect of now being able to make his debut for Leicester. Born in France to a Portuguese father and French mother, Silva first began training with Bordeaux before moving to Portugal and signing for Sporting. But his fledgling association with the club almost ended prematurely

Netherlands vs Portugal – A game with 4 red cards and 16 yellow cards

In World Cup matches, the level of physicality tends to escalate when top teams face off against each other, but in the 2006 World Cup Round of 16 match in Germany, it escalated to an unprecedented level. What probably made this even more surprising was that it was Portugal and the Netherlands who were involved, not exactly the two sides are known for being very aggressive. But from the start of the game, Russian referee Valentin Ivanov had no control, as he was forced to hand out a record four Red Cards and an unprecedented 16 yellow cards, both of which are records in any FIFA tournament. The Netherlands entered the match as a strong favorite, having won all three of