Month: May 2020

Vanuatu and New Caledonia hope to shine at Pacific Games

first_imgVanuatu coach Chris Moran said that the team has had a strong build-up for the Pacific Games. “Our early preparation was hampered by Cyclone Pam, but since then the team has trained well. The new practice nets have made a significant difference to the way the girls have been able to train and all squad members have made improvements to their skill level,” Moran said. “We have been lucky to have had visits by the New Caledonian team and the Melbourne Cricket Club, both giving us much needed game practice. As part of our preparation the national women’s squad participated in the Under 17 boys competition as well,” Moran added.“Batters who are in good form at the moment for our team are Leimaure Chilia, Rachel Andrew and Marcelina Mete while the bowlers to keep an eye out for are Rachel Andrew, Ruth Kaltongga and Valenta Langiatu,” Moran concluded. Team captain Marcelina Mete said that “The team is focussed on winning gold in PNG and have a strong belief that it can be achieved. We are very grateful and honoured to be selected to represent our country at the Pacific Games. We know we under-achieved last year in Japan and our goal is to show what we are truly capable of”.New Caledonia coach Steeven Selefen said his team recently toured Vanuatu this year and played several matches with the Vanuatu women’s team as a lead up preparations towards the 2015 Pacific Games.“Three of our most important and notable players are Siwa Rose, Wawine Louise and Qaeze Jeannette while Angexetine Rosina ought to be watched for her bowling abilities as well”, Selefen said.“We have been in weekly fitness and skills training and the prospects look bright for our participation in the Games,” Selefen said.For results, live scores and information on the 2015 Pacific Games Cricket please go to:www.icceap.comlast_img read more

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ONOC President Dr Robin Mitchell in nine member IOC Ethics Commission

first_imgThis finalises the successful implementation of recommendations 30 to 32 of Olympic Agenda 2020 – which also included a complete revision of the IOC Code of Ethics – just less than eight months since its unanimous approval last December.The Chair, Vice-Chair and members of the IOC Ethics Commission were elected or re-elected, regardless of the length of term they have left to serve, earlier today. Composed of nine members, the Commission includes as required a representative of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and at least five individuals who are not active IOC members, two of whom have no direct links to the sports movement.It is composed of: Youssoupha Ndiaye (former Minister of Sport of Senegal) re-elected as Chair of the Commission; Guy Canivet (Member of the Constitutional Court) elected as Vice-Chair; Geert Corstens (recently retired President of the Network of Presidents of Supreme Judicial Courts in the European Union); Patricia O’Brien (Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations and other International Organisations at Geneva); Samuel Schmid (lawyer and former Swiss Federal Councillor of the Federal Department of Defence, Protection of the Population and Sport); IOC Honorary Member Francisco J. Elizalde; and IOC Members Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, Robin Mitchell and Yang Yang, who is elected as a representative of the IOC Athletes’ Commission.Rethinking missions and procedures Achieving greater transparency, good governance, responsibility and strengthening ethics are some of the guiding principles of the IOC Ethics Commission under Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.In this respect, a number of initiatives and actions have taken place. The creation of an Integrity and Compliance Hotline last April and of a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer have led to a rethinking of the mission of the Ethics Commission and the procedure for cases brought before it. As a result, Rules of Procedures have been entirely revised to take into consideration situations when information is given via this hotline.A complete review of the Code of Ethics has also been carried out by the IOC Ethics Commission in order to reinforce the vision of the creators of the text, initially drawn up in 1999, and with a view to achieving greater transparency, good governance and responsibility.The principles outlined within the Code of Ethics remain the same. However, the presentation has been updated to increase transparency and clarify the texts. It also reiterates the obligations of the Olympic Movement stakeholders to the Olympic Charter and the Code of Ethics.Reporting from OCOGs, YOGOCs and other topics The Session also heard the final report from the Organising Committee (OCOG) of the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. Russian National Olympic Committee President and IOC Member Alexander Zhukov told the Session of the extensive human and sporting legacies of the Games, in particular the regeneration of the volunteer movement in Russia.Zhukov reported that the OCOG had generated USD 1.3 billion in marketing revenues and that the Games were broadcast in 159 countries worldwide, with 2.15 billion people watching at least a minute of the Games.President Bach reiterated that the IOC had decided to renounce its share of the profit from the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 and instead donate the money to the National Olympic Committee of Russia for the development of sport in the country.Reports were also delivered by the Organising Committees of upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo and Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.Rio 2016 Organising Committee President Carlos Nuzman told the Session that “we feel very confident to be so close to Rio de Janeiro’s dream” as they near the one-year-to-go mark ahead of the Games. “We will be ready, on time and on budget,” he added.Organisers of the Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014 also provided their final report, and the Session heard updates on the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 and Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires 2018.Finally, the financial statements and combined financial statements of 2014 were unanimously approved by the Session, and PricewaterhouseCoopers was reappointed as external Auditor.last_img read more

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Wigmen and Lahanis to battle in top ladder clash

first_imgThe match will get underway at 3pm at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.Both teams are on two points following their win in round 1 however, Wigmen took the lead due to points for and against.PRK Mendi Muruks will host third-placed Mt Hagen Eagles while Waghi Tumbe will battle with Gulf Isapea at Minj.In Wabag, Enga Mioks will take on TNA Simbu Lions while Stop N Shop Port Moresby Vipers will host the Snax Lae Tigers who were on bye last weekend.This match will kick off at 3pm at the National Football Stadium with a bumper crowd expected. Tickets are selling at Big Rooster outlets at K40 grand stand, K20 western outer stand and K10 northern stand.last_img read more

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Chelsea’s greatest treasure is not in the lead

first_imgMOST EXPENSIVE FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE ARSENALPierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 70 million euros.Alexandre Lacazette, 70 million euros.Nicolás Pépé, 65 million euros.Mattéo Guendouzi, 50 million euros.Lucas Torreira, 45 million euros. MOST CARE FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF TOTTENHAMHarry Kane, 150 million euros.Christian Eriksen, 90 million euros.Dele Alli, 90 million euros.Heung-min Son, 80 million euros.Tanguy Ndombélé, 65 million euros. Chelsea is not living the most usual season in its recent history. Accustomed to large investments in the last decades since the arrival of Roman Abramovich, the FIFA sanction meant that they could not sign last summer, thus reconverting the reinforcement project and, in turn, readjusting all the movements.Everything happened to be measured with another nuance. Everything happened to be analyzed from another point of view since any departure in the squad could not be replaced with a player outside the club. Finally, the punishment was less, since the TAS redirected its path, modified the sanction and minimized the established period of restriction without being able to sign. Everything remained in just one window of the market without reinforcements, thus opening the possibility that now in January they can have free access to be able to obtain new players from other teams if necessary.Starting from an unusual, almost unexpected context, there has also been a surprising situation. Analyzing the day to day of the club, studying the sports dynamics of Chelsea, soon names such as Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Willian or Pulisic are positioned on the table, all led by Frank Lampard.However, the latest Transfermarkt market update reflects a curious economic situation that contrasts the Stamford Bridge team with respect to its rivals, both in British and European island territory. Are your most media players the most valuable in the market?CHELSEA’S MOST EXPENSIVE FOOTBALL PLAYERSN’Golo Kanté, 100 million euros.Jorginho, 65 million euros.Kepa Arrizabalaga, 60 million euros.Christian Pulisic, 60 million euros.Antonio Rüdiger, 50 million euros. The three players with the highest market value in Chelsea are not offensive players, and within the TOP 5 of this most expensive ranking, it is striking that four of the names that appear little, or nothing, have to do purely with the goal. A significant fact that cancels the assimilated current that the most expensive of football stands in the figures of the great scorers, of the players who define the matches with their scoring sense of smell.The TOP 3 of players presents Kanté and Jorginho (key pieces of the midfield with more defensive than offensive tones) and Kepa (the goalkeeper of the team) as the highest values ​​of the costumes. A curious situation that reflects the reality of the London season. The difference with respect to the rest of the English Big Six teams, in addition, further accentuates this scenario that, for the moment, keeps Lampard in the battle for European positions in the Premier League and I live in the Champions League.LOWEST FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF LIVERPOOLMohamed Salah, 150 million euros.Sadio Mané, 150 million euros.Trent Alexander-Arnold, 110 million euros.Virgil van Dijk, 100 million euros.Alisson, 90 million euros. MANCHESTER CITY FOOTBALL PLAYERSRaheem Sterling, 160 million euros.Kevin De Bruyne, 150 million euros.Leroy Sané, 100 million euros.Bernardo Silva, 100 million euros.Rodrigo, 80 million euros. MANCHESTER UNITED FOOTBALL PLAYERSPaul Pogba, 100 million euros.Marcus Rashford, 80 million euros.Harry Maguire, 70 million euros.David De Gea, 60 million euros.Anthony Martial, 60 million euros. Except, the case of Liverpool (which has some similarity with the Blues, but bases its two most expensive players in the lead), the great stars of English football have a close relationship with the goal. It is not the case of Chelsea. If at first glance names like Salah, Mané, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Kane, Eriksen, Pogba or Rashford (all of them offensive, with important scoring figures every year), in Chelsea names like Kanté, Jorginho or Kepa come out. Almost somewhat antagonistic. Almost an antithesis.A curious difference that reflects the strength of the team, the great value of this Chelsea who has lived different sections this season. After a summer of doubts, several stumbling blocks in the first few weeks, set off an alarm that went off with the arrival of the wind in favor. After a couple of positive months in English and European territory now, on the contrary, they again have tension as they have seen their distance to their persecutors reduced.last_img read more

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Savic: “For me it was a penalty from Casemiro to Morata”

first_imgPossible Casemiro penalty: “I saw it as a penalty, but we must respect the VAR and the decisions of the referees. Nothing more.”Without Morata, worse: “It was difficult when Álvaro came out, who played very well in the first half, holding a lot of balls. He played very well. He changed something. We played very well in the first half, in which we had clear chances. We didn’t get in and they in the second they marked us. “Opinion on the controversy: “Every person has their opinion, mine is that it was a penalty, but I am not the one who decides. You have to respect the referees because they are the ones in charge in these situations.” Improvement: “In the first half we were superior, we felt very good, but when you do not transform the clear chances against Madrid … then they punish you, as they did in the second half, and it is difficult to overcome. Also the injury of Morata caught us by surprise, we said to stay together and work. “If the goal is third place: “The goal is to go game by game. We’re going to the Champions League and we have the Champions League to fight this year.”Felipe: “It was a penalty to Morata”The central attended to the microphone of Movistar + to analyze the derby against Madrid, the controversy of the penalty protested by Morata and the situation of Athletic.In the first part I was controlled, what happened next?It is a very difficult game, we all know the strength that Real Madrid has. They’re details. Things that happen in games, we have to see and correct mistakes as soon as possibleDid Madrid surprise you with the changes?They have made two aggressive changes and we are a little behind. We know how to suffer, but we have to know that we are not well. You have to correct as quickly as possible. Minor errors must be monitored.Can bad results start doubts?No, we are very closed. We know that we have to correct many things, but we will do it playing, game by game, little by little. We suffer a little and for details then we did not find the goal.Morata claims a penalty …I was far from the play and I saw that it was a penalty. Now it’s time to rest and watch the next gameWhat happened to Morata?He had discomfort in the twin, but I think it is not serious and may be for the next game. Analysis: “We had clear chances in the first half and we have to make a goal, we have to kill the game there. We played very well, we came very easy many times to the goal of the opponent. We have lacked a bit of luck: the stick of Correa, the occasion of Vitolo … In the end they make you a goal and it’s hard to come back in this stadium. “The first half, as a reference: “Yes, of course. We have to stay with the first half because we have played very intense, we have been very compact, without making us chances, creating them … When the ball does not enter, it is very difficult.”last_img read more

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Soap and disinfectants, Indian Wells measures against the virus

first_imgNormality is the slogan transmitted by the group of Indian Wells to the coronavirus. The primary 1,000 Masters of the 12 months, which ought to begin on the 12th in the Californian city of the identical title, won’t shut its doorways to the public as they’ve carried out a superb variety of sports activities competitions, after they haven’t been suspended or postponed, all through the world. The choice will not be trivial, it’s one among the most huge appointments on the calendar. Solely on its foremost observe, the second largest in the world devoted completely to tennis, match 16,000 individuals. Even so, the organizers are calm. In a press release launched by the New York Occasions, they declare to be monitoring “coronavirus developments.” “We stay very optimistic about this 12 months’s match celebration and hope to welcome everybody to Indian Wells very quickly. We’re in fixed communication with the WTA and ATP Tour, we observe the pointers of the Eisenhower Medical Heart and the Riverside County Well being Division, “reads the textual content. However neither will they keep idly by. In the identical doc it’s ensured that greater than 250 factors with cleaning soap and disinfectant are distributed all through all the services. “We’re working proactively with our workers, volunteers and suppliers to overview the greatest well being protocols. As all the time, our absolute precedence is the well being and security of tennis gamers, followers and everybody concerned in the match,” closes the launch. In the United States, as of this Thursday, there have been greater than 200 contaminated. A couple of third of them in California, the place a person died on Wednesday from the pathogen. That’s the reason the governor, Gavin Newsom, has decreed the state of emergency.last_img read more

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Berchiche: “We will go to Seville to win the final”

first_imgCopa del Rey* Data updated as of March 6, 2020 The goal was vital for the safe-conduct for the grand final: “At the moment that Vesga filters my pass I have pulled in, the decision has been correct. We have suffered a lot in the field and Now we go for all to the final“Yuri understands that” it is a collective merit of 11 plus three, and effort belongs to everyone. “Berchiche stresses that “We deserve it, we have achieved what we wanted.” An Athletic with many lives and extra match balls: “I ask myself, we have to have faith, in a matter of a minute everything can change. When everything seemed that they were going to eliminate us in a bad game, that goal has come and we have achieved it. ” He points out that this is his most important goal of his career: “Of course, we have put a few, but none as important as this. I would be very excited to win the Cup with Athletic. “ “I would have signed a Basque derby, something historic for Euskadi, for the province of Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa, two clubs that I love very much, who have contributed me a lot throughout my life, I hope we win the final, “he threw the left side of Athletic Yuri Berchiche, who hopes to even repeat with another goal. “Hopefully the case will happen and I will celebrate, I do not want to think about that, there is a lot; it will have to be prepared before a very complicated opponent. We will go to Seville to win the final “.The left-handed side spoke on the Radio Euskadi Out of Play program. The defense was aware and knew: “I’ve talked to the referee before, this is very good (Del Cerro Grande), he has told us not to rush, to help him too. He has taken everything into account, Iñaki’s card, Íñigo’s card, mine …“When he was questioned about whether being aware of it had conditioned him when he could lose time at the end of the game, Yuri surprised by stating:”I knew that the referee was not going to get me any card for any loss“.last_img read more

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“Clubs should secure the salaries of those who need them to make ends meet”

first_imgThe coronavirus crisis is having a strong impact in all areas of society and many clubs are analyzing how it will affect them in economic terms. Words like ERTE or salary reductions are planned in the environment and Rayo’s coach, Paco Jémez, expressed his opinion in this regard. “All clubs, in an exercise in bravery, seriousness and intelligence, should ensure the wages of workers who need it to make ends meet.. Then, players and coaching staff would be watching, “he said in ‘El Larguero’.Rayo’s coach also emphasized the importance of these workers in the day-to-day operations of the entities. “I speak to many of my club and they are restless. Their salaries give them life and, within what is a club budget, they are peccata minuta. The rest we will see later. No one is going to fault or demand their entire contract. They can take away what you have not worked, something that would seem to me to a certain extent fair“, argument. Paco Jémez also confirmed that both he and his closest circle “is fine”, although he lives this whole situation with “quite a lot of concern”. The coach explained that He has spoken with his players, to whom they have provided a training schedule and supplied stationary bikes so that they can exercise. during his confinement at home. Something insufficient to maintain optimal shape. Hence, advocating for “a kind of preseason” if the competition resumes.Right now the future is unknown and nobody knows if LaLiga will be able to conclude, although Paco is in favor of ending it, as long as that does not entail any risk. “I would love for the competition to end, even if it was in August and we ran out of holidays. Of course, as long as everyone’s health has been ensured, “said the coach, who cannot find a fair solution to the hypothetical scenario of ending the season: “Start from scratch or end like this, whatever you do, you are going to take cakes everywhere because there will always be victims”.last_img read more

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Pochettino avoided the arrival of Coutinho to a Tottenham that is still interested

first_imgBarcelona already tried last summer to place Coutinho after considering that the Brazilian had not gone as expected shortly after 160 million investment, which went almost directly to the Liverpool coffers.The midfielder ended up on loan at Bayern but, according to the Daily Mirror, was really close to Tottenham. The Spurs were interested in him, who maintains a good poster in England after his time at Liverpool, but it was Mauricio Pochettino who stopped his signing. This newspaper ensures that Daniel Levy, president of the Spurs, had everything closed for Coutinho to end there but Pochettino told him not to to, according to this newspaper, maintain the balance of the dressing room without introducing someone with a starring role who has not been progressing naturally within the team. Coutinho ended up on loan with a purchase option in Munich and has not been very successful. Bayern seems that it will not exercise the clause so that it remains permanently and from the Premier they return to be interested in him, among them, Tottenham. The Spurs, now with Mourinho on the bench, continue to see the arrival of the Brazilian player as positive and more after Eriksen’s departure at Inter Milan.The Brazilian’s agent assured in the English press that there are no problems with Tottenham even if the negotiation was stopped and Coutinho rings again to wear white in north London.last_img read more

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Carlos Taberner: “My mother is requesting all the aid”

first_imgCarlos Taberner (Valencia, 22 years outdated), is the 175th in the world, considered one of the tennis gamers who might obtain monetary assist from that program that is being accomplished by ATP, WTA, ITF and the 4 Grand Slams, and that not all his companions, like Dominic Thiem, see with good eyes. Carlos didn’t fare badly at the starting of the 12 months as a result of he performed the preview at the Australian Open and a few tournaments on the skilled circuit the place he might earn cash, however the remainder of the season sees her as “an unknown, particularly for the bills of coach, bodily coach, bodily therapist …”. “Proper now I’ve the whole lot frozen,” he explains.“It didn’t go dangerous for me, having performed in Australia, however I’ve extra bills than a participant who is 600, who doubt that he has a coach for him in an Academy or a membership ”, argues Taberner, who lives his“ first 12 months with a non-public construction nearly 100%. ”Ready for occasions, he doesn’t lose sight of the choices of obtain subsidies, and has the assist of his household to take action: “In the Valencian Neighborhood there are some grants from the Metropolis Council and the Generalitat, but it surely is not sure that they may give them to me, my mother is a tax advisor and is requesting the whole lot, simply in case.” Concerning the state of affairs of tennis gamers in Spain, Carlos has a idea: “We’re going to attempt to keep the identical. I think about there will probably be pacts between coaches and gamers to not lose any. In the finish we’re all going to remain the manner we’re, I don’t assume anybody says he received’t play. “Though he makes one caveat: “Sure, there are individuals who, in the event that they don’t play all through the 12 months, received’t know what to do. Enjoying Futures you don’t win something, even in case you take the trophy. Then you definately make up with the leagues, in Germany, Italy, France … however possibly they don’t play. Those that are in that state of affairs, attempting to move to Challengers, if they may have a foul time.Damaged plansAmongst Taberner’s plans, which he has not been capable of perform, have been “enjoying Challengers in Spain, the earlier Rabat, attempting to enter Godó and Madrid after which go to the Grand Slams.” However … “I don’t assume it’s going to be performed. There is speak of saving the ATP Finals anyway. Who’s going? I don’t know, the ones from final 12 months or the ones that are actually amongst the finest eight of the race ”. His hope is to affix the nationwide tournaments introduced this Sunday by the Spanish Federation: “Wherever they’re, in any city in Spain, we’ll all attempt to play.”last_img read more

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Carboni: “We had the Louse that always shone against Barça”

first_img– (laughs) The truth is that, to be lateral, I liked to throw the spout, because nobody expected it. I had the conviction and the competitiveness to play until the last second. It was always said of this team that if he went ahead, it was very difficult to overcome him. We were a very strong team when it came to working.-And that was the sentence …-Yes, because with the 3-1, if they made us 2-0 at the Camp Nou we were out. I was sure we were going to the final.-The return was a procedure (2-1) for everyone except you …-Yes, I played that game with a little fear. If I saw a card I would not play the final. There was a moment during the week that Cúper told me: ‘If you don’t play, the better’. And I told him how could he not play. We decided to play to see how the game was going, at least the first part … And they took it from me. I was already 35 years old and I thought ‘When are we going to return to a final?’ So a year later I still pissed off a little more. We had met Manchester United, Arsenal, Lazio, Barcelona … it was not luck. But the second year everyone is waiting for you. They said: ‘these are not bad’. We were no longer deceiving anyone. The following year it was more difficult.NAVARRO / MONTESINOS / FONTCUBERTA ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The scorers: Piojo, Angulo and Mendieta.NAVARRO / MONTESINOS / FONTCUBERTA -How was the game?-Then it was thought that playing the first leg at home was more difficult. Over time, I think it has been shown to be the other way around. Today the teams always want to score away from home. That match was very tense. Angulo scored at the beginning. Luckily, we had Piojo, who always showed off against Barcelona.-What happened in the 92nd minute of that match, already 3-1?-It was a very nice action of mine on the left wing, with a spout to Simao and a pass behind to the Louse that marked the fourth. I thought it would be 85 minutes or so. Was it 92 ‘? Notice. I think this goal gave us security. After 4-1, even if we had to go to the Camp Nou, I was sure that we were going to pass.NAVARRO / MONTESINOS / FONTCUBERTA ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Carboni and Piojo López.NAVARRO / MONTESINOS / FONTCUBERTA –For an Italian winger, 3-1 at 92 ‘in the first leg, it is normal not to go beyond midfield. And you went for Simao, threw a pipe at him and gave the goal pass. What went through your mind at the time? -What do you remember about Mestalla on that day?Mestalla busted every Champions League game. It was a final every day. As we went by, people became more excited. There were no tickets. The club asked us 15 days before for the tickets we needed. It was a tremendous illusion for the club and the city.-That day they certified the pass to the first final of the Valencia Champions League. What was the mistake in the final?-It was not a mistake by anyone. During the week there were people injured, Kily was injured … It was our first time in the most important match in Europe. And we collapse a little at head level. We lost our strength. If you watch the game, Madrid looked like Valencia in the semifinal and we did nothing. I think it was a question of head.Do you think that the current Valencia needs a Cúper?-Each time has its way of playing, its footballers … but there is always a part that could fit. We played very backlash, very Italian from the 80s. It is not easy to compare what happened 20 years ago to what happens now. It is difficult to say.-How do you see the return to football?– it will be a strange situation but I believe that obligatory. If we don’t play again we will lose a billion. There are almost 200,000 people working in Spanish football … And not playing again would be … I think everything will end, including the Champions League, in one way or another, before August 31st. But of course, in a different way. Whoever wins will surely be happy, but this happiness cannot be shared. It will be a title for club and players, for books, but not being able to share a trophy with your people takes away all the flavor. However, it must end.-If you end up playing what will be the key?-One of the keys will be the rule of the five changes. Avoiding injury will be important. Everything will be approximate. You cannot speak of a 100% competition. The number of players in the squad will also be important. A lot of replacement will be needed.-How do you see Florenzi, another famous Romanist from Valencia?-He was not lucky with what happened. He wanted to reach the Euro Cup, he really wants to be in the Italian team. When he returns, he has to be important in Valencia to return to the national team. Amedeo Carboni (Arezzo, 1965) was one of the strong men of Valencia by Héctor Cúper that reached for the first time in history, the Champions League final. Along the way they eliminated several greats. Among them, Van Gaal’s Barcelona, ​​which fell 4-1 at Mestalla. It was May 2, 2000, 20 years ago today. The Italian remembers with AS, from his confinement, that day when Mestalla was very happy.– How is confinement living?-The truth is that seeing the panorama that exists in the whole world, we cannot complain. It is time to be locked up at home and when you are healthy, it is the most important thing.-What is of your life?-I live in barcelona. Years ago I have a company of BrandingValencian, which is called Molcaworld. We have worked with practically all the stadiums in Spain: Mestalla, the Wanda Metropolitano, the Pizjuán, the Rosaleda … Now we are expanding not only in Europe but in Latin America …-2 May 2000. Already 20 years ago that Valencia-Barcelona, ​​Champions …-What a semifinal! A very nice memory. It was our first Champions League after a long time. And we were very close to the end. It was against a Spanish team, the ‘Super Barcelona’. Having arrived there, with all the happiness that people had, was already a lot. I remember the week of the game, the people who were in Paterna. You almost spent more time signing autographs than training lasted. It was awesome fun for the hobby. People enjoyed it more than we did.-They came to beat Lazio 5-2 in the quarterfinals …-Lazio was the team to beat. A global super team, not because of the experience in Champions as a team but of impressive players, of world level. And we put five of them in quarters. And for a Romanist like me … I confess that I played that game with the Roma shirt underneath that of Valencia (laughs).– That Valencia played by heart?-It was a Valencia that knew how to play. We never changed our attitude against any team. At home perhaps we attacked more but our attitude was always to play the counterattack. We had a lot of strength, fast people upstairs and quality people in the center of the field. Because when you run upstairs you have to put the ball in front of you, with quality. Then it was a mix of young and old people. The adjective that most identified that team was ‘competitive’.last_img read more

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Spartak Moscow owner hospitalized for COVID-19

first_imgThe owner of the Spartak Moscow and vice president of Russian oil company Lukoil, Leonid Fedún, has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19.“Leonid Fedún, chairman of the board of directors of FC Spartak Moscow, has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection. He is currently being treated at the hospital, “the soccer club said in a brief statement.In the note, which does not specify how Fedún is, club wishes you a “speedy recovery”.The Russian league has been suspended since March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far affected 177,160 people in the country, of which 92,676 have been registered in Moscow, headquarters of Spartak and focus of the disease in Russia. Spartak, the most popular team in Russia, is the biggest disappointment of the season, as it is eighth in a league with 16 teams, in which the leader is Zenit Saint Petersburg and the red lantern is the Akhmat de Grozny.The leadership of the Russian First Division League (RPL) offered clubs two options on April 27 to resume national competition, suspended due to coronavirus: June 21 or 28. Both options take into account the possibility of finishing playing the Russian Cup, a decision that will ultimately be taken by the Russian Football Union.last_img read more

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