Lionel Messi to play against Neymar in Australia

first_imgIt is believed that negotiations are ongoing for one of the South American teams to play a friendly match against the Socceroos also.A contest against either Brazil or Argentina will be perfect preparations for the Socceroos as they gear up for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.last_img

From Arabia to Ipurua –

first_imgIf in the Super Cup the team lost its first and third captain, Koke and Giménez, yesterday Trippier vanished. A pubalgia. Arias will start: only once has he been in the last 11 games. Costa and Lemar are still in the infirmary. Simeone will bet today for an eleven offensive in Ipurua, its most possible. That Lodi stays in the seat and Saúl occupies the side gives entrance to Vitolo, all driving and intention. As a spark has Correa. Not leaving in summer is five months later the best signing. He is already the decisive footballer that Simeone so much asked him to be. Above, with Morata, João Félix, who returned from Arabia in the shadows. In front, Mendilibar (follow the match live on for CristóforoEibar goes on a run. It started badly, it improved, the bittersweet year ended. Always difficult, author team, with high pressure, fast recovery and bands, without Cucurella, Jordán and Peña is not the same. Kike García’s physical loss and Enrich’s morale leave Charles as the danger above. Orellana returns after the three sanction matches and Cristoforo entered the list. He is entrusted with Eibar, a creative medium that gives stability, winter signing, for all this second round that starts today. The Super Cup is over, the second round of the Atleti League starts in Ipurua. An Atleti who left behind the months of ties. He doesn’t know defeat in the last seven games, five wins. From Arabia, in the suitcase, only good feelings, despite the defeat in the final. Because the team competes, especially that. Despite the diaspora and the transition. Despite the casualties. They have been lately. The medical part again in a constant F5.last_img read more

James goes down to Osasuna for a blow to the hip

first_imgFor that match in which Madrid will defend its leadership James won’t be. The Colombian was absent this Saturday’s session due to a blow to the hip he suffered in Thursday’s game. That was what motivated his replacement with Modric at the break. The training had two other absences: that of Asensio, which continues its recovery process; and Mariano’s. As in recent days, the Spanish-Dominican forward worked out in the gym. As usual, goalkeeper Altube worked with the first team.With 23 men available including the latter, Zidane will have to make four discards to complete the expedition of 19 players who will travel this afternoon to Pamplona. The team will leave Madrid at 7:00 p.m. and will stay at the Muga Beloso hotel in the Navarrese capital.After training, Zidane will appear at a press conference at 1:00 p.m. (live on The French coach does not have any loss due to penalty, but has Mendy noticed. I hardly breathe Madrid held its second and last training session to prepare for the 23rd day of LaLiga Santander against Osasuna. A meeting that will take place at El Sadar tomorrow Sunday 9 (16:00, Movistar LaLiga) just 67 hours after finishing his commitment to the Royal Society.last_img read more

ProLiga denounces that the RFEF excludes aid to those who promoted Third in 2019

first_img“ProLiga and the affected clubs do not leave their astonishment when observing that the RFEF has published on February 10, 2020, that is, with the Cup competition already in the semifinals, a Resolution on granting aid in which they would be left without the right to perceive those Third clubs that last season were in the lower category “, criticized the association presided by David Jiménez. She recalled that, after reviewing the general and specific requirements issued by the RFEF before starting the competition, “there is no condition that to be a beneficiary of aid to clubs that participate in the Copa del Rey in the 19/20 Season , they must have militated in Third in the 18/19 “and that neither” there is any reference to the exclusion of clubs for not having militated in Third “last year.“Moreover, in view of the data published by the RFEF itself on its official website on the aid granted this season for participating in the Cup, the total amount allocated is 693,100 euros, when the budget in the Program was 1,191. 00 euros, “added ProLiga. In this sense, and “in defense of the rights of the clubs, it will require leaving the resolution dated January 10, as well as distributing the money among all participating Third Clubs without exclusion and, at the same time, the full distribution of the money budgeted before starting the competition “. The ProLiga association, which brings together 240 clubs from Second B and Third Division, He regretted on Wednesday that the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has excluded several Third Clubs from financial aid for playing the Copa del Rey for not belonging to that category last season. “The RFEF surprises by excluding Third Clubs from economic aid for playing the current Copa del Rey in breach of its audiovisual rights suprogram,” Proliga said in a statement. ProLiga warns that “it will legally support almost a dozen Third Clubs that have been surprised” after receiving from the RFEF this exclusion of financial aid “provided in the rules of the 19/20 calls for Third Clubs” despite to all those affected “meet all the required formal requirements and, of course, have disputed some qualifying round of the said competition in the current season.”last_img read more

The new date of Eibar-Real points after the semifinal of Copa

first_imgThe Gipuzkoan derby between Eibar and the Royal Society, which should have been held this Sunday in Ipurua, aims to be played from March 9, with Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11 as the first possible dates for it to be disputed . It should be remembered that this match was suspended by the Competition Committee, following the recommendations of the Basque Government Health Service, because of the poor air quality due to the fire at the Zaldibar landfill. The Basque Government recommended not to practice outdoor sports this weekend in Ermua, Zaldibar and Eibar when detecting a high level of dioxins in the air. Both clubs now have until Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. to agree on setting a new date for the match.. It is the term given by the Competition Committee, and in case they do not agree, LaLiga will enter ex officio and assign a date that it considers appropriate, already without the consent of Real and Eibar. The agreement does not seem complicated, as long as Eibar agrees to play after the Cup semifinal that Real will play in Miranda. Because before it seems impossible. The week of February 24, the Real plays on Friday (February 28), so it is difficult to dispute during the week. And then comes the semifinal of the Copa de la Real in Miranda (March 4). This means that even after the game of the Donostiarras in Anduva you could not play. And the first date to do so is March 10-11. The issue is very angry at the population of Eibar, for the delay in arriving at the preventive measures of the Basque Government, but the reality is that the health service measurements take five days to be analyzed in the CSIC. And that is the reason why the game cannot be played on Tuesday, something that was the initial intention of both clubs in case it was suspended, as it finally happened. Eibar looked for all possible ways to play the game, while Real simply waited for events, ready to abide by the decision that was made. The idea of ​​playing on Tuesday liked it because it didn’t mean trying any calendar, nor the issue of the return of the price of tickets and because it was no problem for either club. But the air quality is not known if it has changed by Tuesday, because the following measurement data will arrive on Thursday. This means that this week it is ruled out that this Gipuzkoan derby is played.last_img read more

“I think Djokovic will win more Grand Slam than Federer and Nadal”

first_imgJuan Carlos Ferrero granted an interview to the Tennishead portal by which he reviewed the present world of tennis with particular consideration to the combat between Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic to be on the prime within the Grand Slam winners.Ferrero believes that, of the three, Djokovic will be the tennis participant who wins probably the most Grand Slam titles. “I think that Nadal and Djokovic have the potential for reaching Federer in Grand Slam titles. However due to his age and the surfaces of the Grand Slam, I think Djokovic will win more titles. I’ve seen that younger individuals are more and more more succesful and their stage is near the High-3, however Federer, Nadal and Djokovic will nonetheless give us nice information for a number of years. “ The previous additionally analyzed the expansion of NextGen gamers like Dominic Thiem or Stefanos Tsitsipas. “Within the final 12 months solely Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas have been in a position to win any of the three tennis gamers in a Grand Slam. The extent of Thiem within the final Australian Open was unbelievable. He was very near profitable. “Ferrero was additionally requested about his pupil Carlos Alcaraz, one of many revelations in tennis in current weeks after his debut on the ATP Circuit within the Open River. “Our purpose is for Equelite Academy to proceed rising and bettering as a participant. He’s too younger to give attention to rating objectives, though in fact it can be crucial. We hope to be near the High-100 by the top of 2020 and if he continues to work as he does till now, he will succeed. He’s younger however we’re working with him to have the ability to compete for all the pieces sooner or later. “last_img read more

“Real Madrid still dreams of signing Neymar”

first_imgDiario As reported on that meeting with the white president and Real Madrid in Neymar. The Brazilian representative continued: “Real Madrid also called me several times (before going to Barça). Today Neymar’s starting price for PSG is 164 million euros. It is a price that did not exist a year ago. “ Neymar’s former agent, Wagner Ribeiro, participated in an interview in ESPN’s “Canal do Nicola”, and confirmed that the Real Madrid was very interested in taking over the Brazilian crack. “I went to Madrid several times, because Florentino had the dream of taking Neymar. Last year I was with him, in May, in his office, and he even told me that maintains the dream of signing Neymar“, he claimed. Wagner Ribeiro told how he managed to take Neymar to Barcelona before the avalanche of offers that came to get his services: “There were many offers. I received an official offer from Chelsea when I was in New York, the day Neymar debuted with the Brazilian team in 2010. They made an offer, we studied it, but in the end we didn’t decide anything. On that occasion, we brought it to Neymar’s father and the player himself. Then came other offers from Bayern Munich, Juventus, with whom I had a meeting in Turin“center_img Of course, Ribeiro has always defended the quality of Neymar and did it again on ESPN. “He is much better than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. I have never seen Neymar play badly. I already did it at Santos, he always unbalances, takes hits, but scores and assists. We have also seen it in Barcelona and PSG “.last_img read more

Fitter and Faster – Francis ready for 2016

first_imgJamaica’s 400m champion Javon Francis feels he is at his strongest and fastest this year as he hopes to challenge for a medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil this summer.The 21-year-old quarter-miler opened his season on January 23, with a 46.19 run at the inaugural McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic at his alma mater Calabar High School in Kingston, cruising home well ahead of the chasing pack.”It was the first time I had opened up so fast, usually I open at the Camperdown Classic (held in February) so I am very pleased with my time,” said Francis, who believes he is now stronger than he was last season when he ran a personal best 44.50.After winning the national championships later that month in 44.70, expectations were high that Francis would have been among the medal contenders at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. He was, however, eliminated in the semi-finals having run 44.77 to be 12th fastest overall. He qualified for the semi-finals with a creditable run of 44.83.Despite some disappointment from his fans, Francis was quite pleased with his performance.At the national championships Francis suffered a groin injury during the 400m finals, and it prevented him from training for three to four weeks. He managed to get fit in time for Beijing, but he was not back at his best.”I never expected to run very fast because I was coming off an injury, so I was very pleased with my performance although I didn’t get a medal, but I benefited from the experience,” said the runner, who would later lead Jamaica to a fourth-place finish in the mile relay with a blistering 43.5-second anchor leg.”Last year people were saying I could go for the national record, but in my mind I always say records come and records go. Every time I go out to perform I go to win a medal,” Francis said.last_img read more

IAAF snub a threat to Blake rule?

first_imgBEIJING, China:Dr Warren Blake’s handle on the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) leadership may have loosened a bit after he failed in his bid to secure a spot on the IAAF Council during yesterday’s Congress in Beijing ahead of the 15th instalment of the IAAF World Championships.JAAA general secretary, Garth Gayle, who was the only member from the association, who was successful in gaining a foothold in track and field’s corridor of power after being elected to the Technical Committee, has distanced himself from any future attempt at the JAAA throne, but there will be many suitors come next year, when elections are due.”I am very comfortable with the president that we now have, but as you know, I am a school principal. But I am very comfortable with the contribution I am making to date. These two additions, while it won’t take away too much from my day-to-day duties, I would not want to go any further at this moment,” declared Gayle, who was also recently elected to Council of the North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NACAC) Association.Blake, who tallied 51 votes from a possible 209 in the second round of voting, fell just short of the ninth and final available spot by four votes.Though admitting disappointment, Blake congratulated Gayle on his achievement and insisted that Jamaica remains influential in the global athletics arena, despite the fact that only one of the four members up for election yesterday was given the nod by the community.”We did well to get one on because quite a number of countries have not been represented at all at the international level. I was definitely expected to get on because of the promises that had been made and the alliances, but it did not turn out that way,” said Blake afterwards. “We had 39 members vying for nine positions, so it was going to be a difficult position from the beginning.”Blake, who earlier this year declared Jamaica’s support for Sebastian Coe, who replaced the outgoing Lamine Diack in the presidential race over Sergey Bubka, said: “I think Jamaica’s position still remains strong because we were able to get the president elected, and that was the first order of business. Get a president elected that is favourable to you and you can get things going from there.”Coe, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner at the Olympic Games, became the IAAF president after securing a 115-92 majority win over Bubka (187), with the Ukrainian then being joined by Dahlan Al Ahmad (Qatar 159), Cameroon’s Hamas Kalkara Malbout (115) and Cuba’s Alberto Juantorena (111) rounding off the four vice-president spots.Deon Hemmings-McCatty and Alan Beckford also failed to get the requisite votes for spots on the women’s and cross county committees.”We have been pushing for his (Gayle’s) representation internationally, and Garth is a highly recognised technical officer, so it’s really good that he got on to the technical committee and I am really happy for that. At least we will be well represented where making rules and regulations are concerned going forward,” added Blake.Gayle, who himself picked up 73 of 208 votes to secure one of 12 spots on the Technical Committee, was also thankful and says he is ready to hit the ground running.”I am elated and happy that the members of the IAAF family could find it fit to give me their vote of confidence. It’s now for me to do Jamaica proud, NACAC as well, and also the 216 members (federations),” said Gayle.He becomes the first Jamaican to hold a position on the IAAF since the late Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook, who died while serving as NACAC president and IAAF Council member in 2013.There have been whispers inside the JAAA that a challenge to Blake’s leadership will be coming at the next opportunity, with the administrator who replaced Howard Aris – who died in the post in 2011 as JAAA president – said to be under threat.It is believed that a spot on the IAAF Council would have further strengthened his position, but it’s now left to be seen whether or not a challenge will take shape in the coming months.last_img read more

Experienced Saints retain 50-Overs title

first_imgCaptain of St Catherine CC Danza Hyatt has pin-pointed experience as the main reason why they were able to beat the University of The West Indies (UWI) in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association 50-Overs Championship at Sabina Park on Monday. The final, which represented the first time a competitive day-night national fixture was being played at the venue, saw St Catherine coming away victors by 28 runs. St Catherine, after winning the toss and electing to take first strike, posted a challenging 261 for seven off their allotted overs, before restricting UWI to 233 with 13 balls remaining. The Garwaine Johnson-coached St Catherine were claiming the title for the second time in consecutive years, and third overall. “It was a really good effort by UWI. However, I believe, in the end, the experience of our players pulled us through,” remarked Hyatt. “We lost early wickets when we batted. However, the experience of Gavin (Wallace) and Wayne (Morgan) and later Darnell McCallum gave us very a good total.” Electing to bat on a good track, St Catherine lost their first two wickets with only 15 runs on the board. The wickets were of their two West Indies batsmen, Hyatt and Barbadian Kirk Edwards. Opener Hyatt was dismissed caught without scoring by fast bowler Christopher Powell, while Edwards was adjudged leg before wicket for four, also off Powell. However, through opener Shacaya Thomas and Lambert, who put on 45 for for the third wicket before being dislodged for 27 and 25, respectively, the ‘Saints’ staged a comeback, which was later completed by Wallace, Morgan and McCallum. Wallace stroked an attractive 41; all-rounder Morgan scored 52; while wicketkeeper McCallum, with a few lofty blows towards the death, ended unbeaten on 53. Powell finished with two for two for 55. UWI, in their response, also started shakily, losing the wicket of their influential captain, Paul Palmer Jr, leg before wicket without scoring off the bowling of Brian Buchanan in the third over. However, thanks to Nicholas Walters (49), Jonathan Solomon (38), Chrishna Graham (31), and Rovman Powell (27), they were able to get themselves within striking distance. Brown was involved in two controversial incidents on his follow-through and entangling with the batsmen. The last appeared deliberate. It drew the ire of the crowd after it resulted in Omar Samuels (nine) being run out, with 30 runs needed off 17 balls, and the UWI tail gathering momentum. Brown ended with three for 42 off 8.5 overs, with off-spinner Pete Salmon, two for 41, and pacer Morgan, two for 42, providing good support. “Congrats to St Catherine; they played a very good game,” conceded Palmer Jr. “We kept on fighting when it mattered. This, however, was our second season; and for us to make the final is a good feat.” SAINTS’ COMEBACKlast_img read more