Zidane recovers his seat belt from City

first_imgSolidity. The return of the three comes at a difficult time of the white season. The whites have started losing the last four official matches, in which they have fallen eliminated from the Cup (3-4 against Real Sociedad) and ceded the lead after losing five points of the last six disputed (a draw against Celta 2- 2, after climbing, and a defeat against Levante, 1-0). Only before Osasuna was he able to flip the result and end up winning (1-4).And it is a conclusive fact that the team gains strength with the presence of the three in the starting lineup. With the return of the French side, the rear settles further back than with Marcelo being Mendy more defensive: Of the 20 games that this campaign has played, the whites did not fit goal in 11.If you want to go to the Bernabéu to enjoy the excitement of Real Madrid live – Manchester City Here you can check the available tickets. See tickets. After two unexpected trips, Zinedine Zidane (47 years old) recovers his seat belt before receiving Manchester City: Mendy on the left side and the pair formed by Casemiro and Valverde in the middle of the field: the three have coincided on the pitch in 15 of the 36 matches that the whites have played (41.66%) and those of Zidane do not know what the defeat is when the three act: 12 Victories and three draws. However, the balance is limited when the three have started: eight games, with six wins (75%) and two draws.The first time the three players coincided on the pitch was in Seville. The last 15 minutes were barely together: Casemiro and Mendy started off, while Valverde jumped into the field for James in the 75th minute. The same happened in the match against Galatasaray at the Bernabéu (6-0). In this case it was Mendy the substitute and who would jump to the pitch in the 42nd minute due to Marcelo’s injury. The trio would play 18 minutes: Casemiro was replaced in the 60th minute by Modric. It would not be until day 13, when Madrid visited Ipurua when the three were starting for the first time in the campaign. Whites won 4-0. Interestingly, they have only completed two games: in the triumphs against Atlético (1-0, Benzema’s goal) and against Osasuna in El Sadar (1-4).last_img read more

Kroos: “Lowering your salary is a lost fund or donation to the club”

first_imgThis pandemic and the earthquake that its arrival will suppose to the economy of the clubs augurs times of austerity in the transfer market. The coronavirus has unbalanced budgets, which have closed the door of income (television rights, tickets, subscriptions, marketing …) and are trying to survive by lightening the spending on the wages of their players and workers. For Kroos, this new scenario will cause a ‘cheapening’ of transfers: “It is questionable whether some sums of money can still be paid. I think all the problems will arise. Some more, others less. Maybe this is not bad because everything was put on a somewhat extreme level. “ Toni Kroos is not in favor of reducing the salary of the players as a measure to be taken by the clubs in the midst of this coronavirus pandemic, which has blown up all the economic plans set at the beginning of the season. “A drop in salary is like a donation in vain or for the club,” said the Real Madrid midfielder on the SWR Sport podcast., although he pointed out that in the Madrid entity, for the moment, he has no problems in this regard. The German believes that reducing his salary strengthens the coffers of each club but does not contribute to helping the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in this crisis. “I am in favor of paying the full salary and that everyone does sensible things with it. Everyone is asked to help where necessary, and there are many places where it is necessary, “ Kroos raised. Kroos assured in this interview that, at the moment, Real Madrid has no problems maintaining the players’ salaries. Nevertheless, pessimism begins to be present in the Bernabéu, as published by AS on March 31. From the entity they discard, at the moment, a negotiation with the captains or an ERTE: “The finances are robust”. But it will give its approval to any consensual decision made by LaLiga in its negotiations with AFE. This Tuesday, Javier Tebas, LaLiga president, spoke via telematics with the foreign press and on this matter pointed out: “We are in a moment of exceptional crisis, unpredictable and of enormous impact. Everyone loses money, it seems normal to me that players’ salaries are also reduced. In Spain we did not find an agreement with the union, our negotiation ran aground yesterday. At the moment, 8 La Liga clubs (First and Second) have requested ERTE, but in the coming days all our teams will activate salary reduction protocols, either through ERTE or with individual agreements with their players. Spanish football does not intend to resort to state aid, we must be economically independent. ”center_img Of course, the Real Madrid player acknowledges being concerned about the global soccer system and how COVID-19 is affecting him and will affect him economically. “Many clubs lack planned income. It also depends on how long everything will be idle. If, for example, football is played again in May, solutions will surely be found. If it is necessary to stop until winter, I can imagine that some club will no longer do so. That would change football as we know it. “he stated.last_img read more

Llorente donates his Anfield jersey at a charity auction

first_imgMarcos Llorente, the unexpected hero in Anfield, has made a very special donation in the charity raffle #lamejorasistencia sponsored by the ACB in which different sports personalities have contributed precious objects for them. Carlos Sainz jr., Sergio Rodríguez, Bruno Hortelano … And the rojiblanco footballer. All the benefits of this initiative will go to the fight against Covid-19 And Llorente has not hesitated to contribute an object that is already part of the Atletico history: the shirt he wore that night in the cold and hail in Liverpool.Because Llorente, in principle substitute, entered through Diego Costa to provide muscle to an Atlético who saw how Klopp’s Liverpool equaled Saúl’s goal on the way before the break. Already on the field and as soon as overtime began, Liverpool knocked him down, 2-0, the quarters were his. Then that shirt that the red and white half wore appeared in the game to change it forever. A goal, another and an assist. The winning Atlético, 3-2, and fourth finalist. Llorente stretching his black shirt in the corner while all his teammates hugged him. Now it adds another heroicity. Because what is written, despite being an object for the red and white history, the medium has detached itself from it to add its grain of sand in the fight against the pandemic that is raging and has locked up the world. Despite the special meaning that it has for him, that his dog has been baptized with the name of the stadium: Anfield, as revealed on social networks. Both Saúl and Simeone, with two campaign #saldremosjuntos and #lodarestodoThey have also led initiatives to fight with solidarity against the coronavirus.last_img read more

Luis Gutiérrez, new technical director of Queensboro de Villa

first_imgHe Queensboro FC, a team based in the New York district of Queens whose property falls to the former Spanish soccer player David Villa, continues to build towards its official debut in the USL (Second Division of the United States), scheduled for 2021. On this occasion, the club managed by Jonathan Krane announced the hiring of Luis Gutiérrez as technical director. As detailed in the official statement, the Spanish “will work closely with technical staff to identify talented players with the goal of building a caliber team for the 2021 season“ “We are excited for Luis to join Queensboro FC. Has a deep knowledge of the game and experience in detecting local and global talents“David Villa said of the hiring of Gutierrez, who arrives in Queens after five years at New York Cosmos.” I am very excited about this opportunity. It is a great challenge and I am honored to be named Technical Director of Queensboro FC. I look forward to working alongside David and the entire staff to form a team that our Queens community is proud of.“said Luis Gutiérrez.In addition to working with the NY Cosmos first team, where won two NASL championships (2015 and 2016) and coincided with another of the best Spanish forwards in history, Raúl González Blanco, Gutiérrez He was an assistant to Carlos Mendez in the branch of the New York team, with which he prevailed in the North Atlantic Conference, also achieving full victories during the regular season.last_img read more

Rivaldo criticizes the former Minister of Health for not respecting the safety distance

first_imgIn the video that circulated this Friday, after Mandetta deliver his position to oncologist Nelson Teich, looks at now Ex minister without protective mask or gloves saying goodbye and shaking hands with the Ministry officials and even reaching kiss a lady.“And the poor people going needs at home. Congratulations on keeping your distance from the former minister. Great example of ‘do what I say and don’t do what I do,’ “he stressed. ironically Rivaldo, who next to other soccer players like Neymar publicly supports Bolsonaro.In addition to the pronouncement of the former player of Deportivo and Barcelona and one of the architects of the last world title won by Brazil in South Korea-Japan 2002, other celebrities like the actress Antonia Fontenelle, another Bolsonaro supporter, criticized Mandetta in their networks. Until this Friday, according to the official report of the Ministry of Health, there were 33,682 confirmed patients with COVID-19 and 2,141 deaths. The former Brazilian soccer player Rivaldo criticized this friday to outgoing Minister of Health, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, by Do not respect the physical distance from other people at the time of saying goodbye after handing over the position and hugging and kissing them without any protection.“This is one disrespect to the Brazilian people. If that would have happened withn our president Jair Messías Bolsonaror would it be head of all media communication “, said Rivaldo in his instagram profile after the disclosure on social networks of a video of the now ex-minister in his farewell.Mandetta, orthopedic doctor and deputy, was dismissed amid the coronavirus pandemic due to discrepancies with Bolsonaro, who defends a vertical social isolation and the trade opening, different from the horizontal mandatory quarantines imposed by some governors.last_img read more

FIFA proposes to extend substitutions to five until 2021

first_imgBecause “health comes first”, additional changes would be temporarily allowed, at the discretion of the competition organizer, and would also be permitted a sixth substitute in overtime.The temporal rule would apply to all competitions scheduled to start or end in 2020 and in all national team matches that will be played until December 31, 2021.However, a restriction would apply, since the five substitutions could be made, during the match, only in three moments of play or at half-time, so as not to lengthen the game or cause more stops.FIFA hopes that the proposal is approved by the soccer regulatory body (IFAB), and the decision would rest with the organizers of each competition. FIFA wants to allow teams to make up to five substitutions per game until the end of 2021, to alleviate the extra workload of the players that a more intense schedule can cause due to the coronavirus pandemic.The international soccer entity confirmed this suggestion following a report by the tabloid ‘Sun’, which pointed to a higher than usual fatigue and injury rate for the dispute of matches without much rest between them. In that information it was already pointed out that the Premier could allow that increase in the number of relays allowed.last_img read more

Badree’s plea: WI need help

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):Leg-spinner Samuel Badree believes the problems of West Indies cricket are now too big for authorities in the region to fix.As such, he said here yesterday that cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), or Caribbean governments may need to intervene to halt the decline.”It’s disappointing and deeply painful to be a player and to see the level we have reached,” said Badree, who has signed to play with Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.”There has been a lot of conjecture about the reasons and I don’t want to get into that – just to say that we need help.”Whether it comes from the ICC or whether it comes from the governments of the West Indies, at the end of the day, we need some help to get our cricket back on the right track.”The 34-year-old Badree has played 22 Twenty20 Internationals for West Indies but is yet to play Test or one-day cricket.He has risen to become the number two ranked bowler in the world and, like many West Indies players, has opted to focus on the lucrative T20 leagues around the world in recent years.Badree is joined by fellow West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago player Lendl Simmons for Heat’s campaign in the Big Bash.Tonight, they will take on Melbourne Renegades, featuring Windies teammates Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, and Badree said he was fully aware of his role for the Heat.”As one of the international players, I need to step up to the challenge,” Badree said.”People doubted spinners initially in Twenty20 cricket, but you have seen the success of slow bowlers as the game has gone on. Spinners all over the world have adapted well [to T20 cricket].”last_img read more

Top student athletes poised for lucrative prize

first_imgThe Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence being administered by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education Fund (CHASE) will again recognise the accomplishments of male and female high-school students who excel in academics and sports during the staging of its annual award ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Thursday, October 15. Schools at the secondary level are asked to nominate one student who meets the criteria of displaying exceptional qualities in their academic performance and team commitment, plus good tenets of fair play while representing their school in sports. The students nominated must be Jamaican nationals and currently in grades 10 to 13. All nominations must be submitted by the principal of the secondary institution and should include a report explaining why the student is being nominated for the award. The Student Excellence Award carries a handsome package, which includes $250,000 from Supreme Ventures Limited towards the development of a specific school project to benefit the student of the institution, as well as a one-year Internet service, a trophy, and a computer tablet from the Supreme Ventures Foundation. Since its establishment in 2013, four outstanding student athletes have already received this award. They are Mark Parchment of Munro College and Janell Dalberry of St Jago High in 2013, and Natalliah Whyte of St Jago High and Jaheel Hyde of Wolmer’s Boys’ School last year. Last year, Whyte said she was really surprised at winning the award and thanked her mother for giving her the support so that she could attain her goals. “My mom is my greatest motivator … she is always pushing me and I know she is very proud of me. I am also proud of myself as I worked very hard,” said Whyte upon receiving her award. Outstanding footballer and gold-medal hurdler Jaheel Hyde said at the awards last year that it was a good feeling to add such an award to his collection. “It is really good to be recognised not only as an athlete, but for academic excellence … you have to balance both of them,” he added. The Courtney Walsh Award, which is in its 11th year, was conceptualised by former Prime Minister P. J. Patterson, an avid cricket follower, who was prompted to establish the award to celebrate excellence in sports, having observed the exemplary qualities demonstrated by Ambassador Courtney Walsh throughout his illustrious international career.last_img read more

STGC confidence high! – Bell

first_imgConfidence is high in the air and both teams will no doubt be raring to go as urban area kingpins face-off for the ISSA/Flow Super Cup trophy inside the National Stadium, today. This game is billed as a contest between opposites – St George’s College, the most attacking team with over 64 goals in all competitions, versus the well-balanced Jamaica College machine, who are yet to lose a game in regular 90 minutes play. “This is how we play, but we are not kamikaze pilots who are just gonna go charging at anyone. We play cautiously at the back but when we get the ball we attack,” coach Neville Bell said. The ‘light blues’ and ‘dark blues’ have been locked in a two way battle for schoolboy football supremacy for almost a decade, and today will be no different with a beautiful Italian-crafted trophy, bragging rights and $1 million to play for. “JC are a very good team and a team used to winning, they have won so many titles in recent times so they will be ready for it but so will we. We are playing against a quality football team but you know this is the reason we train so hard. We wanted to be in the finals and in these tough games,” Bell added. JC has no doubt been the defacto since Neville Bell’s St George’s last won a Manning Cup title in 2012, while George’s stopped JC from sweeping all four trophies last season, courtesy of a cracking 3-2 win in the Walker Cup final. “We are going to be playing on a good surface, but it’s been finals all along, and since we won that Denham Town game we’ve won nine straight games, but we expect the game will be tough. “It’s a team effort from us, Alex (Marshall) is the leading goalscorer and Alex is not the only player on the team, Alex is not the reason that we have gotten this far,” Bell warned those who might be thinking his team is over reliant on their gifted centre forward. STGC have registered nine wins in a row since being clipped 2-1 by Denham Town in a rare Winchester Park loss earlier this season, but will miss inspirational captain and goal-scorer Shevon Stewart, who is out with a hamstring injury. He has scored 14 times this season. Defender Paul Young is also suspended for today’s game with a red card against Kingston College and Bell is fully cognisant that all his other weapons will need to be firing if they are to beat a strong JC team. – Shayne Fairmanlast_img read more

Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgAFC BOURNEMOUTH 0CRYSTAL PALACE 0Crystal Palace ended Bournemouth’s three-match winning streak with a battling goalless draw at the Vitality Stadium. Alan Pardew’s side started brightly, and Simon Francis cleared Damien Delaney’s goal-bound volley off the line. But Bournemouth recovered well and Matt Ritchie headed wide before Eunan O’Kane’s shot was tipped over.GOALS:- NONE.ASTON VILLA 1WEST HAM UNITED 1A Jordan Ayew penalty helped bottom team Aston Villa come from behind to earn a draw against West Ham. In an evenly contested game, Villa twice went close in the first half through Rudy Gestede before Aaron Cresswell scored with a low strike. The spirited hosts levelled through Ayew after Gestede was clumsily felled by Angelo Ogbonna.GOALS:- VILLA: AYEW PEN 62. WEST HAM: CRESSWELL 45.CHELSEA 2 WATFORD 2Guus Hiddink’s first game back as interim coach ended in stalemate with Chelsea coming from behind, thanks to Diego Costa’s second of the game. The Blues would have won had Oscar not missed a late penalty. Costa claimed the opener before Nemanja Matic’s handball allowed Troy Deeney to level from the penalty spot. Odion Ighalo’s deflected shot gave the visitors the lead, only for Costa to fire in and earn Chelsea a point.GOALS:- CHELSEA: COSTA 32, 64. WATFORD: DEENEY PEN 42; IGHALO 56.LIVERPOOL 1LEICESTER CITY 0Leicester saw their nine-match unbeaten Premier League run ended by Liverpool substitute Christian Benteke. The Reds were rewarded when Roberto Firmino’s pull-back from the left was steered in by a stretching Benteke. Leicester offered little threat, Nathan Dyer going closest as they failed to score for the first time this season.GOALS:- LIVERPOOL:BENTEKE 63.MANCHESTER CITY 4SUNDERLAND 1Manchester City put pressure on the leaders when enjoying a convincing win over Sunderland. Raheem Sterling opened the scoring and the lead was doubled through Yaya Toure’s 20-yard drive before Wilfried Bony headed in. The Belgian calmly scored before Fabio Borini’s consolation, as Bony skied a penalty later on.GOALS:- CITY: STERLING 12; Y TOURE 17; BONY 22; DE BRUYNE 54. SUNDERLAND: BORINI 59.NEWCASTLE UNITED 0EVERTON 1Tom Cleverley scored at the death as Everton secured a first Barclays Premier League win in five games at Newcastle The midfielder headed home after Rob Elliot – who had made several saves throughout – raced off his line to punch away a corner. Georginio Wijnaldum went closest for Newcastle, but his powerful header was saved by Tim Howard. The win moves Everton up to ninth while Newcastle drop back into the relegation zone.GOAL:- EVERTON:CLEVERLEY 90.SOUTHAMPTON 4ARSENAL 0Arsenal missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as they were thrashed by Southampton at St Mary’s. Saints full-back Cuco Martina marked his first league start with a stunning goal, curling in from 30 yards out. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott missed free headers, before Shane Long slotted from close range and Jose Fonte headed in the third. Long struck the post with three minutes remaining, but managed to add a fourth through the legs of Petr Cech.It could have been even worse for the visitors. Virgil van Dijk had a header ruled out for offside, while Dusan Tadic’s dipping strike was pushed away by Cech.GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: MARTINA 19; LONG 55,; 90’FONTE 69′.STOKE CITY 2MANCHESTER UNITED 0Manchester United suffered a fourth straight defeat – for the first time since 1961 – to increase the pressure on manager Louis van Gaal. Bojan Krkic broke opened the scoring following a poor header back to David de Gea from Memphis Depay allowed Glen Johnson to play it back to the Spanish forward. Stoke went 2-0 ahead through Marko Arnautovic.GOALS:- STOKE: BOJAN 19; ARNAUTOVIC 26.SWANSEA CITY 1WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0Swansea overcame West Brom to secure their first win in more than two months and climb out of the relegation zone. Ki Sung-yeung stabbed in the only goal of the game after goalkeeper Boaz Myhill failed to hold a loose ball from Angel Rangel’s shot. West Brom rarely threatened in the first half, but pressed forward more after the interval.GOAL:- SWANSEA: KI 9.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 NORWICH CITY 0Tottenham recorded a convincing win over Norwich, thanks to two goals from Harry Kane and one from Tom Carroll. Norwich had the better chances early on, but faded away after conceding a penalty that Kane scored. The England striker doubled Spurs’ lead before the break after being set up by the impressive Dele Alli.GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: KANE PEN 26, 42; CARROLL 80.last_img read more