first_imgThe latest decisions taken by UEFA after the coronavirus crisis, such as the postponement of a year for the European Championship or the setting of new dates for the Champions League and Europa League finals, have received the support of the vast majority of the national federations. Nevertheless, the Turkish has put the discordant note. According to Nihat Özdemir, president of the Turkish Football Federation, there is less danger in the Ottoman country from the COVID-19 pandemic and has decided that matches will continue to be played without an audience. The federation prefers to maintain its first decision despite the reactions of clubs and players.That attitude of the federation has caught surprise several clubs that were expected to suspend the league. In a context in which several leagues in Europe have been suspended, the Turkish federation will have to defend itself against criticism.For his part, footballers are concerned about the coronavirusThey do not want to continue playing and vehemently demand that the championship be stopped.last_img read more

first_imgThe KPMG consultancy calculates a loss of four billion euros for the suspension of the five major leagues. According to the study presented by its Sports and Entertainment division, the biggest consequences would be for the Premier, which would stop entering more than 1,250 million euros. The next to suffer the consequences of the pandemic would be LaLiga, with almost a billion. The largest part of the losses corresponds to the amounts that would not be collected for television rights, but the clubs with more media projection, the so-called ‘universal’ marketing ones, would also bear the impact due to the decrease in their merchandising and brand products. Among them would be Real Madrid and Manchester United, two of the most followed in the world.But UEFA is confident that the problem is temporary and that the leagues of Spain, Italy, France, Germany and England can resume the competition at the latest in mid-May.. Otherwise, it would be necessary to take unpleasant measures, such as reducing the salary of footballers, something that has already been heard in the Bundesliga and to which the world players’ union, FIFPro, flatly refuses.last_img read more

first_imgThe Sevilla goal It is one of the positions that will surely be reinforced by Monchi as for market allow. And from France, specifically the TF20 medium, the last candidate arrives: Predrag Rajkovic. 24-year-old Serbian goalkeeper belonging to the Stade de Reims, is one of the favorites of Monchi according to the aforementioned media, since the follow-up to the player comes from the belonged to the Maccabi in Tel Aviv. Rajkovic is the goalkeeper Stade de Reims and this season he played 27 of the 28 days Ligue 1. In them, their numbers They are 18 conceded goals, having left their goal to zero on 12 occasions. Interestingly, the Stade de Reims has only fit more than two goals andn a championship match, precisely the one Rajkovic was lost. As noted, the Serbian goalkeeper combines his 1.92 with a good footwork, an essential quality for Lopetegui soccer. In Nervión it is still pending from offering renewal to Vaclik, while it is clear that the purchase option on Bond. To this we must add that both Sergio Rico as Juan Soriano will return from their assignments PSG and Leganés respectively and they will have to find accommodation since they are not part of the club’s plans.last_img read more

first_imgLuis Advíncula, Peruvian international right back for Rayo Vallecano, declared that after the 2018 World Cup in France “there was never anything with Atlético de Madrid”, that the rumors that placed him in the rojiblanco team were “pure smoke” and he confessed that “now”, at Rayo Vallecano, he is “very comfortable”.Advíncula, 30 years old and 90 times international, is one of the Peruvian soccer players with the most international experience. He has played in Germany (TSG Hoffenheim), Brazil (Ponte Preta), Portugal (Vitoria Setubal), Turkey (Bursaspor), Argentina (Newell’s Old Boys) and Mexico (Tigres y Lobos). Since 2018 he plays for Rayo Vallecano, with whom he now competes in the Spanish Second Division and has a contract until 2022. After the World Cup in Brazil, in which Peru was eliminated in the group stage, Advíncula received offers but opted for Rayo.“After the World Cup offers came, but the one that most seduced me was Rayo because I always wanted to come to the Spanish League. I had a proposal from Turkey, from Brazil, from Girona here, from the second in England. There was never anything with Atlético Madrid, it was pure smoke “Advíncula confessed to ESPN.The Peruvian soccer player recognized that, even if it is in the Second Division, “now he is very comfortable at Rayo”, in which he has been a starter on the right side throughout the season until the suspension of the championship.last_img read more

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 20, 2020 “Monchi, 13 masterclass” is the title of the serial that started on the official channels of Seville on Monday night. The content is none other than the work methodology of Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo when it comes to captaining the sporting direction of the Nerve entity. In the first of the 13 chapters, which will be 13 minutes long (in memory of the number that Monchi wore in Seville as a player), the one in San Fernando focused on the so-called “luck factor”.Before starting, Monchi clarified the existence of three models: the presidentialist, the Anglo-Saxon (where the coach decides) and the mixed model, in which Sevilla is framed and that is made up of three columns: the president and his council, those in charge of the accounts, the coach, who decides the profile, not the name of the transfer and the sports management, who takes the economic and sports information and is in charge of putting name. “I am a sports director by chance, it was not my vocation. I wanted to be a goalkeeper first and a lawyer later, but thank God Roberto Alés crossed my path”, confessed the Seville sports director, who has accumulated 20 years in office. Regarding the luck factor, Monchi pointed to Bilardo as his teacher: “We are both very superstitious, but we believe very little in luck. The objective is to shorten the luck factor as much as possible with work. In the small nuance are the great achievements. “Recalling his beginnings, Monchi explained that his two goals were to win games and sign players. To fulfill the first, he chose to take the role of being a sports director close to the locker room, both to the footballers and the coach, but also close to people to give them their necessary environment. “I like being stuck with the coach and being a tool for him.” As for the signings, the first step was the creation of a scout network that Sevilla did not have much developed at the beginning of the century.And so ended the first chapter of a more than didactic serial that will continue in the coming days and which will touch on topics as novel as Big Data. “Soccer is a game that has a luck factor, but we have to knock down that factor. Luck influences, but you have to work to reduce that factor to the maximum, “Monchi explained before ending with a sentence from Valdano:” Success is only ahead of the work in the dictionary. “last_img read more

first_imgTake a look at outcomes are often accessible after 48 hours and they are going to be strictly confidential. To get all the things out appropriately and following the LaLiga protocol, Rayo will start planning his gamers’ return to work individually. The first step to attempt to end this season.To this morning’s appointment too the long-term injured have come (Alberto, Child, Ulloa …) to allow them to proceed with their restoration and some youth squads, as is the case of Mario de Luis, Dani Moreno or Fabián Luzzi, who be a part of the Morro, Montiel or Martín Pascual. “Right here we sweat, run, sneeze and we’re all collectively. That’s the nice threat of soccer. You must see if it really works out or not. I’ve kind of designed the subsequent few weeks of coaching, “Paco Jémez defined on this regard, in an interview with ‘Unión Rayo’.The franjirrojo coach was cautious with how all the things will go: “As soon as we’ve the outcomes we’ll know when and what number of we will begin. Planning 4 or 5 days away is not possible. LaLiga is praying that a number of gamers from a staff usually are not contaminated. If that happens when group observe happens, we’re performed. “ The Rayo squad and coaching staff underwent medical tests this Thursday previous to return to exercise. Not solely the members of the first staff have been examined for the coronavirus, they’ve additionally been membership employees whose work is crucial throughout this primary part of exercises. Staff who, resulting from their operate, may have a relationship with sports activities personnel.The gamers have needed to present your knowledge at the entrance to the Sports activities Metropolis, as they had been arriving and for entry they had been required to put on gloves and a masks. The whole lot below strict safety management. What’s extra, the franjirrojo membership has detailed that the entrance to the space, the place the tests had been being carried out, has been carried out individually and managed.last_img read more

first_imgPERTH, Australia (AP): Steve Smith and George Bailey scored centuries and shared a 242-run partnership as Australia beat India by five wickets in the series-opening limited-overs international yesterday, reaching the victory target of 310 with four balls to spare. After winning the toss and batting, the visitors posted 309-3 with Rohit Sharma scoring an unbeaten 171 from 163 balls and Virat Kohli contributing 91 to a 207-run second-wicket partnership, surpassing the record 199 for India against Australia held by Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman since 2001. The Indian top-order batsmen dominated an inexperienced Australian attack on the true WACA wicket, with James Faulkner’s 2-60 the pick of the bowling figures. The World Cup champions were in trouble at 2-21 in reply, with Barinda Sran (3-56) removing opener Aaron Finch (8) and David Warner (5) before Smith and Bailey set up the victory with the fourth-highest ODI partnership ever for Australia. Momentum swung after Bailey was given not out after appearing to glove a leg-side catch off Sran to wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his first ball. With no Decision Review System in play, India had nowhere else to appeal when umpire Richard Kellenborough ruled Bailey not out. STRONG INNINGS He went on to score 112 from 120 balls and was instrumental in helping Smith, who scored 149 from 135 balls before he was dismissed in the last over, take the ascendancy against India’s slow bowlers in the middle overs. The match was all but over when Smith chipped Sran to cover on the first ball of the last over. Mitch Marsh finished unbeaten on 12 and James Faulkner (1) hit the winning run as Australia reached 310-5. Smith, the Australia captain, won the Man of the Match award despite the strong innings from Sharma, who recorded the highest score by a visiting batsman against Australia in Australia.last_img read more

first_imgEnglish Premier League StandingsStandingsPOS LP CLUB P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 (3) Arsenal 22 13 5 4 37 21 16 442 (1) Leicester City 22 12 8 2 39 26 13 443 (2) Manchester City 22 13 4 5 43 21 22 434 (4) Tottenham Hotspur 22 10 9 3 38 18 20 395 (6) Manchester United 22 10 7 5 28 20 8 376 (5) West Ham United 22 9 8 5 34 26 8 357 (7) Stoke City 22 9 6 7 24 22 2 338 (8) Crystal Palace 22 9 4 9 23 24 -1 319 (9) Liverpool 22 8 7 7 25 28 -3 3110 (10) Southampton 22 8 6 8 31 24 7 3011 (11) Everton 22 6 11 5 39 32 7 2912 (12) Watford 21 8 5 8 25 24 1 2913 (13) West Bromwich Albion 22 7 6 9 22 30 -8 2714 (14) Chelsea 22 6 7 9 31 34 -3 2515 (15) Bournemouth 22 6 6 10 26 37 -11 2416 (16) Norwich City 22 6 5 11 24 38 -14 2317 (17) Newcastle United 22 5 6 11 24 39 -15 2118 (18) Swansea City 21 4 7 10 19 30 -11 1919 (19) Sunderland 22 5 3 14 27 45 -18 1820 (20) Aston Villa 22 2 6 14 18 38 -20 12last_img read more

first_imgBOLOGNA, Italy (AP):Juventus missed the chance to move four points clear in Serie A and will not be able to level the record of consecutive wins after they were held to a goalless draw at Bologna yesterday.Massimiliano Allegri’s team beat Napoli last weekend to move top and were seeking a 16th consecutive win, which would have left them one behind Inter Milan’s record set in 2006-07.Victory would also have given Juventus a significant advantage ahead of Napoli’s match against AC Milan on Monday. Instead, Napoli can move a point ahead of Juventus with a win.”We gave our all on the pitch, maybe with a few too many errors in the last ball,” Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci said. “The season is long. We didn’t win the title last week against Napoli, and we haven’t lost it now.”Bonucci insisted he and his teammates did not have one eye on Europe ahead of the resumption of the Champions League next week and Tuesday’s visit of Bayern Munich.”The title will be fought for right until the end,” he added. “Now, we have to focus on Tuesday, but we weren’t distracted by the match against Bayern Munich. When you’re playing for the title, you never think about the next match.”Juventus did not have a single shot on target all match, for the first time since 2011.Bologna had the best chance of the match in the 21st minute when Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon parried a Matteo Destro effort from long range and Godfred Donsah fired the rebound well wide of the left upright.last_img read more

first_imgTwelve votes for the People’s National Party (PNP) and seven for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) were the numbers given by the cluster leaders 90 minutes into voting at polling stations 42 A and B in Dalvey, eastern St Thomas. The PNP’s Dr Fenton Ferguson has never won the division though having served as member of parliament for 23 consecutive years. JLP cluster leader, Carlene Steele, does not anticipate the division to change hands as she is confident that her party’s representative Delano Seiveright will triumph. “We are going to have a strong turnout. Wi never lose in our polling division,” Steele said. “It has happened every year where in the morning voting is slow.” One of the cluster leaders for the PNP in the area, Ann-Marie Williams, attributed the low early morning turnout to the fact that persons have gone to work. “Later we will have a better turnout, because most of our sure votes are out in the field,” Williams said. “We have mostly cane cutters, some people have gone to work to return and we have elderly persons, who we have to pick up. We are going to win it.” Ferguson won the seat in 2011 by 473 votes over the JLP’s Patrece Charles Freeman. ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more