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VIENNA - Austria winger Andreas Weimann has been recalled to the national team for next weeks European Championship qualifier ag
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VIENNA - Austria winger Andreas Weimann has been recalled to the national team for next weeks European Championship qualifier against Russia and a friendly against Brazil. Steve Grogan Patriots Jersey .The Aston Villa forward was overlooked for the teams previous three matches but was included in the 23-man squad announced Tuesday by coach Marcel Koller.Weimann has played 12 matches for Austria since his debut two years ago but has failed to score a goal yet.Also returning was striker Marc Janko, who missed Austrias 1-0 win over Montenegro last month because of suspension, and Salzburg defender Andreas Ulmer. Defender Markus Suttner and midfielder Valentino Lazaro were both missing because of injuries.Austria plays Russia in Vienna on Nov. 15 and hosts Brazil at the same venue three days later.We arent changing much, Koller said. We are full of confidence after two straight wins and dont want to change our playing style.Austria is unbeaten since a 2-1 loss at Sweden in World Cup qualifying in October 2013. Austria leads Russia and Sweden in Group G by two points. The group also includes Moldova and Liechtenstein.The top two teams in each group and the best third-place team will qualify directly for the tournament in France, while all remaining third-place teams will advance to the playoffs.Russia is a very important game, Koller said. Our focus is on that match. Afterward, we can enjoy playing Brazil. You dont get the chance to play them every year so its special for us.Koller regarded Russia as the toughest opponent in the group.Ive seen a lot of games of Russia, the coach said. Its a really strong team, even when many of the names might not sound too familiar with the Austrian fans.___Austria:Goalkeepers: Robert Almer (Hannover), Heinz Lindner (Austria Vienna), Ramazan Oezcan (Ingolstadt)Defenders: Aleksandar Dragovic (Dynamo Kyiv), Christian Fuchs (Schalke), Gyoergy Garics (Bologna), Martin Hinteregger (Salzburg), Florian Klein (Stuttgart), Sebastian Proedl (Werder Bremen), Andreas Ulmer (Salzburg), Kevin Wimmer (FC Cologne)Midfielders: David Alaba (Bayern Munich), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke), Julian Baumgartlinger (Mainz), Martin Harnik (Stuttgart), Stefan Ilsanker (Salzburg), Zlatko Junuzovic (Werder Bremen), Christoph Leitgeb (Salzburg)Forwards: Lukas Hinterseer (Ingolstadt), Marc Janko (Sydney FC), Rubin Okotie (1860 Munich), Marcel Sabitzer (Salzburg), Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) James White Womens Jersey .Leicester won 25-21 in a heated European Rugby Champions Cup group match on Sunday.Toulon said on its website on Wednesday that it decided to open an investigation after Leicester complained about the behaviour of prop Martin Castrogiovanni and fullback Delon Armitage. Chris Hogan Jersey . has left the San Jose Sharks to become the Boston Bruins director of player personnel. http://www.patriotsfootballfansonline.com/Black-Martellus-Bennett-Patriots-Jersey.html?cat=887 . Trailing by a goal after 20 minutes of play, Joe Pavelski responded with three goals and an assist as the Sharks snapped a two-game losing skid with a 5-2 victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. RENTON, Wash. -- Michael Bennett gambled last off-season that playing on a one-year deal in Seattle would pay off in the future with the long-term contract he always wanted. He was proven to be correct. Bennett now has a Super Bowl title and a new four-year contract that will keep him with the Seahawks. "I dont know if there was any doubt, but there was a lot of speculation a lot of teams tried to get me to come there," Bennett said Monday after signing his new deal. "But ultimately I wanted to come back and play with these guys and win some more games." Bennett was considered one of the top free agents in the NFL after a breakout season with the Seahawks where he led the team in sacks and proved a versatile option as a defensive end and defensive tackle. But he never made it all the way to the start of free agency Tuesday after the Seahawks came up with a satisfactory deal. Terms were not announced by the team. Pro Football Talk reported Bennetts deal was worth about $28.5 million with $16 guaranteed. Bennett said there were other teams offering more money, but the guaranteed amount was most important. Bennett was thought to have been strongly pursued by Chicago, where he had a chance of joining his brother, Martellus, with the Bears. But he ultimately decided to return to Seattle. "Yeah there was more, but I wanted to be here man. There are a lot of young guys here, and there are a lot of winning ways and I just love the organization and the things that they are about. I love the staff, from the equipment staff to the medical staff; it just goes on and on." Lost in the speculation about Bennetts future was his history with Seattle and specifically defensive co-ordinator Dan Quinn. The Seahawks signed Bennett as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M in 2009 and gave him a spot on their roster for the start of that season when Quinn was his defensive line coach. Even though he was eventually waived and claimed by Tampa Bay, that initial relationship with Seattle remained strong. Its partly why Bennett jumped at the chance to return last offf-season with Quinn as the new defensive co-ordinator, even if it meant playing on a one-year deal that paid only $3 million in base salary. Drew Bledsoe Super Bowl Jersey. Its also a factor in why hes staying now. "At the end of the day, it was about being comfortable and being in a good situation," Bennett said. "Sometimes going to a whole other organization doesnt work out the way it worked out for me coming here and being with these guys. A lot of times people take a lot of money and they go to places and theyre not what they turned out to be. I know what this place is. Im familiar with the staff and players and it makes a big deal to be here." Seattle seemed to understand what it would take to retain Bennett. The Seahawks parted with defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice to create additional salary cap space. Coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have been steadfast that their top priorities in free agency were retaining their own players and not making big splashes by signing others. Bennett was at the top of the list with wide receiver Golden Tate not far behind. Bennett had 8 1/2 sacks in the regular season and a fumble return for a touchdown. His numbers would have likely been higher had the Seahawks figured out earlier in the season how best to utilize their defensive line rotation. Bennett had even more impact in the playoffs. He had a forced fumble and recovery that gave Seattle an early lead in the NFC divisional playoff win over New Orleans, and added one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the NFC championship game against San Francisco. "We had hopes he would be a real contributor and he exceeded our expectations and were excited to keep him," Carroll told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday. "Hes got great energy, a terrific motor and hes a very versatile football player. We really need to play him more. He didnt play a lot of plays the first half of the season, we specialty played him, and then we played him more as the year went on. We got better and he helped us. Were excited about it." 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