Mbappé refuses to apologize

first_imgBeyond that it may be a sign that I could set course for Real Madrid The next course, the truth is that the German coach has problems. The frustrated sale of Cavani to the Atlético de Madrid, the birthday celebration of Neymar Last weekend and now Mbappé’s anger makes the technician more worried than usual. The PSG is carrying out a great campaign in their country, as they have accustomed us during the last years. However, in the last meeting before the Montpellier, scenes of tension were lived when Thomas Tuchel decided to replace Kylian Mbappé, who left the field angry. He recognized him at a press conference and as published L’Equipe, He gathered the staff to discuss the incident with them, explaining that “it is not necessary to feed journalists.” However, during that encounter with the players, Kylian Mbappé did not apologize to the coach for his behavior, although he admitted that perhaps it would have been too hard and that his intention was not to disrespect either Edinson Cavani or Mauro Icardi (It was a double change in which Sarabia and the French left the pitch).For its part, Leonardo did not want to make statements on the subject to dramatize a situation that happens from time to time in clubs full of stars who want to play everything. In any case, that Mbappé does not apologize to Tuchel, who is the one who decides which players play and which players do not, can generate a long-term problem. Flirt 1* Data updated as of February 4, 2020 7last_img read more

Agnelli to Lotito: “Does the ranking matter more than the health of your footballers?”

first_imgAs the coronavirus continues to kneel Italy, yesterday presidents and directors of Series A met by conference call, beginning to address the most imminent issues facing the emergency. It was decided to create four work tables on medical, sports, institutional and economic issues, also involving the Italian Football Federation, the Football Players Association and the media.The league made it clear with a statement the intention of wanting to end the season once the crisis is over, and the postponement of the Euro Cup, more and more likely, would allow you to use june to get it. Meanwhile, the teams discuss the need to train: the Soccer Association, today, attacked the clubs that continue to summon the players, and there were tense discussions during the Series A meeting. The general position is to suspend them for a weekobviously less quarantined teams than there are already six (Juventus, Inter, Sampdoria, Verona, Fiorentina and Udinese), with ten infected players (Rugani, Gabbiadini, Colley, Thorsby, Ekdal, La Gumina, Vlahovic, Cutrone, Pezzella and Depaoli).Several Italian media spoke of a face to face distance between the president of Lazio Lotito, who asked to resume training next week, and Juventus, Andrea Agnelli, who would have replied, according to the ‘Corriere dello Sport’: “You think more about the classification than the health of your footballers“More measures will be taken starting next week, but it seems difficult for the Italian teams to return to work before April.last_img read more

Ajax is also loaded to Huntelaar

first_imgKlaas Jan Huntelaar, if nothing changes, will stop being an Ajax player in Amsterdam on June 30. The Dutch capital club had to make the decision before April 1 on their contract and they have decided that the striker will not be able to exercise the clause that allowed him to renew automatically as announced by Voetbal International.The striker returned to Ajax in 2017 and this season has the team’s best scoring average with one goal every 93 minutes in the Dutch league. The one from Voor-Drempt has achieved 9 goals in the Eredivisie and one in the classification for the Champions League, where he has not played any matches. Nor in the Europa League. Voetbal International adds that, although Ajax has now made this decision, the club and the player are still in talks Because what they did not want from the ajacied leadership was that it automatically renew with the same conditions to try to negotiate a new contract.“For me there are three options, which are either to stop, or to continue at Ajax, or at another club,” Klaas himself said before learning about Ajax’s decision, publicly evaluating the withdrawal although, according to the Dutch press, Herenveen and Atlanta United They would be interested in him coming free from June and continuing his career. At Ajax, his renovation looks difficult since Ten Hag would have more options for the front as Lassina Traoré, 19 years old and newcomer from the subsidiary, who already has thirteen games in the first team and four goals.last_img read more

The CSD expresses its support for AFE to improve the situation of footballers

first_imgHe Higher Sports Council (CSD) has expressed all its support to the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) in the face of reaching agreements to improve the situation of the players in the face of the health and economic crisis caused by the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic.CSD and AFE have jointly addressed a dialogue around the situation that soccer players are going through on COVID-19 and, specifically, those who may be “in greater difficulty due to their low income.”As Europa Press learned, the Director General of Sports of the Council, Mariano Soriano, has telephoned this Monday to the president of AFE, David Aganzo, and he reminded him that dialogue “is the best tool to reach agreements”.Thus, Mariano Soriano has asked for “a plus of generosity” to the different groups involved in the employment situation of soccer players to carry out agreements that “serve as a model” for other sports. “The Council will fully support this dialogue process,” Soriano told Aganzo. In the conversation between the CSD and the AFE, the impact of the extraordinary measures was also analyzed. that the Government has approved in economic matters to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, and that they also directly affect sport.In this sense, They have talked about the simplification of ERTE as a tool to avoid layoffs, especially in the case of athletes and workers with low incomes, and the lines of guarantees and credits made available to companies and the self-employed to alleviate the lack of liquidity caused by the stoppage of competitions.Also, CSD and AFE have valued in a “very positive” way the different solidarity initiatives that from the world of sport in general, and soccer in particular, they have emerged to support the fight against the pandemic, and they have decided to continue the dialogue to design solutions to this “so delicate” moment.last_img read more

Rousaud, the Dolphin that has lasted four months

first_imgHe is the 31,011 member of the entity and a director of Barça since July 2015 when Bartomeu proposed that he join his team. Since January he was institutional vice president of the club and was the consensus man of the board to lead the continuation candidacy. He is also vice president of PIMEC, member of the Chamber of Commerce and acknowledges that Factor Energía had a VIP box at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.Rousaud with the economic vice president Enrique Tombas, have been the main victims of the purge that has been carried out by the president of the club Josep Maria Bartomeu because he argues that he has lost confidence in them as well as in the managers Josep Pont and Silvio Elias. Emili Rousaud (Barcelona, ​​1966) is the CEO ofe the Factor Energía company, which he founded with 33 years when no one gave a euro for new companies that entered the electricity sector. He created the first independent electricity marketer in Spain and now has a turnover of around 400 million euros. The company’s business plan foresees that this figure increases to 1,000 in five years. Your company has 300 direct and 700 indirect employees.last_img read more

Cristiano returns to training where he started in football

first_imgFootball player Cristiano Ronaldo has held in the last few hours some sessions of training at the Choupana del Nacional Stadium, club that plays in the second Portuguese and from where the Portuguese player made the jump in 1997 to Sporting de Portugal. The island press in Funchal, where Ronaldo has been for a month due to the coronavirus pandemic, published some photographs of Ronaldo on Thursday. doing ball exercises in the company of others.The most outstanding photo is one in which the Juventus footballer of Turin is seen kicking balls at a goalkeeper and hurrying his fitness, since next week he is expected to return to Italy.Cristiano Ronaldo has in Funchal, along with his children and his partner, since last March 9, after leaving Italy because of the Covid-19.The player, a native of Funchal, started as a child in his neighborhood team, CF Andorinha, and later, he played in the lower categories of Nacional, a team that alternates the Portuguese first and second divisions; and whose base football fields are named after Cristiano Ronaldo.last_img read more

Semedo, bottom of the clauses in the Barça squad

first_imgIn a very soccer instinct, Nelson Semedo made the decision to leave Barça last spring. His substitution at Anfield on the day of 4-0, fattened with the siren calls of Jorge Mendes, who warned him that Simeone was crazy about his bones, formed an explosive cocktail that ended in Abidal and Ramon Planes’ office with the request going out to Atlético de Madrid. Barça reminded him that he had a termination clause of 100 million euros (the smallest in the entire squad, yes) and that he could go the same place that Atlético had been claiming the Antoine Griezmann clause. Barça played poker, because it would have sold Semedo for a figure between 40 and 50 million. But Atlético was not willing to reach those numbers and paid about 25 million for the transfer of Kieran Tripper from Tottenham.The summer ended, then, with Semedo at Barça. And with two asterisks. The first, ownership was ‘guaranteed’. So much so that Valverde announced the passage of Sergi Roberto to midfield (perhaps thinking of Rakitic’s goodbye). And the second, during the season was going to face a contract improvement. Until November, that was the approach. However, Semedo, despite being listed and being a Barça-level player, has also not finished taking the final step to be indisputable. The Portuguese has begun to enter the pools of player that could enter barter. One places him with options to go to Manchester City, which in exchange would give Barça to Cancelo. And meanwhile, in Heliopolis Emerson has begun to flourish. If Barça frees up the extra-community space (Vidal and Arthur can leave), it could have a place in the squad. That option, however, is difficult according to admit sources from the Catalan club. With 111 games at Barça in three seasons (one of them unfinished), Semedo has proven to be a useful and level player. But not a determining side. In fact, he has barely given 10 goal passes in three courses, a very normal and very low figure compared to a player who cost the same as him, a decade earlier that yes. Daniel Alves went from 100 assists at Barça. The fact is that in a club that has ceased to be a finalist with players like this Barça, it opens a door to a transfer or, who knows, if the option to which Semedo (if he gives the green light, yes) reduces operations with the PSG (Neymar), Inter (Lautaro) or Tottenham (Ndombélé). The bottom of the clauses does not have his future assured in Barcelona.last_img read more

Messi stars as Barcelona win Super Cup

first_imgTBILISI, Georgia (AP):Lionel Messi scored twice and set up the winning goal as Barcelona started the season in dramatic style by beating Sevilla 5-4 after extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup yesterday.The action-packed, all-Spanish match was won when Pedro, linked by British media with a move to Manchester United, scored from close range after a shot by Messi rebounded in the 115th minute.In the final seconds of extra time, Sevilla defender Adil Rami had a golden chance to send the match to penalties, but missed an open goal from close range.Earlier, Sevilla had battled back from 4-1 down to 4-4 as Barcelona’s fitness was tested in their first competitive match of the season – Europe’s curtain-raiser between the winners of the Champions League and the second-tier Europa League.European champions Barcelona went behind three minutes into the game when Ever Banega scored from a free kick from the edge of the penalty area.Messi curled two direct free kicks past Sevilla goalkeeper Beto in the seventh and 16th minutes and was a constant threat in attack throughout the first half, though he made less of a mark after the break.Barcelona’s third came shortly before half-time when Luis Suarez pounced on the rebound after his shot was parried by Beto and crossed for Rafinha to score.Suarez grabbed a goal in the 52nd minute following a poor pass by Sevilla defender Benoit Tremoulinas. The French left back gave the ball away to Sergio Busquets, who played in Suarez to apply a calm finish. However, it was cancelled out almost immediately when the unmarked JosÈ Antonio Reyes ran in at the far post to steer home a cross by Vitolo.PENALTY KICKVitolo was again in the thick of the action a quarter of an hour later as he tried to reach a cross from Tremoulinas, but was fouled by Jeremy Mathieu, playing at left back for the injured Jordi Alba. The resulting penalty was hit hard and left by Kevin Gameiro.Sevilla pulled level when debutant Yevhen Konoplyanka slotted in from close range off a low pass from Ciro Immobile in the 81st minute.Having won the Spanish league and cup titles, along with the Champions League, lifting the Super Cup keeps Barcelona on track to win six trophies in a calendar year, a feat the club last achieved under Pep Guardiola in 2009.Next up is the Spanish Super Cup against Atheltic Bilbao on Friday and Monday, before the Club World Cup in December.last_img read more

Boys’ Town’s Virgo accepts apology from ‘Tuffy’

first_imgBoys’ Town stalwart defender Xavian Virgo says he holds no ill feelings towards temperamental Waterhouse striker Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, who knocked him unconscious with an elbow during their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football game at Barbican Field last Sunday.”Tuffy called me the night. Although I could not really hear what he was saying because the line was breaking up, I knew he was apologising, so I just told him that everything was all right and that there were no hard feelings,” he said.”This is something that Tuffy Anderson always does in a game. He plays like that. It’s a natural thing for him,” admitted Virgo.”It’s dangerous because it was a scary moment for me. But it was just a challenge, and I came out on the bad side of it. He could have come out on the wrong side as well. So I have nothing against Tuffy. It’s just one of those days. It’s football all over,” Virgo told The Gleaner at a Locker Room Sports KSAFA Jackie Bell KO match at their Collie Smith Drive grounds on Tuesday, which Boys’ Town won 4-2 over Maxfield Park.Virgo also implored.”All I am just saying as a player is that we need to be more careful because it might happen to somebody else and it might be worse,” he said.”Some of the players need to be careful when they are playing because serious things can happen in football and some of us have our families to take care of. We are not playing to hurt each other, even though we play to win, play aggressive and hard, but be careful when they are out there playing.”NODAMAGEThe 30-year-old said he went blank after being hit but is pleased to know that he did not receive any major damage.”Tuffy jumped in front of me, swung his elbow and hit me in the centre of my face. I fell to the ground and saw blood coming from my face and I called to the referee, who was running towards me, looked at it and said ‘Tuffy, you see what you did?’. Then after that, I can’t tell you what happened as I passed out.”But none of the bones were damaged, so that was good. I only have a little pain to the neck. But all in all, I am recovering well … . By the next game, I should be ready because I returned to training this (Tuesday) morning,” he disclosed.last_img read more

Sarwan calls time on cricket career

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):Former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after making 286 international appearances for West Indies.Sarwan, 36, made the announcement on Thursday during a ceremony at the Stella Maris Primary School in Guyana, where he launched his career by scoring two centuries in a now-defunct Under-12 competition.Also a former Guyana captain, Sarwan was given a hero’s welcome as students lined up and chanted his name on arrival.”Sarwan always loved cricket. I remember when he was just 10, he was first picked for Stella Marris. He was in third standard and got the Man of the Match award, making 49 in the final,” recalled Surendra Khayyam, Sarwan’s vice-captain at Stella Marris.Sarwan, who made his first-class debut for Guyana against Barbados in the Red Stripe Cup of 1995-96 at the age of 15, had an international career that lasted 13 years.He featured in 87 Tests, 181 one day internationals (ODI), and 18 Twenty20 internationals and boasts 15 Test centuries.”Carl Hooper saw me at Georgetown Cricket Club when I was 14 and told me that I would play Test cricket,” said Sarwan, who launched his Test career in 2000 by scoring 84 against Pakistan in Barbados.HARD WORK”That inspired me to really train and work hard, and here I am today.”Sarwan has identified the high points of his career as his 105 in Antigua which led West Indies to a record 418-run successful chase against Australia in May 2003, his 84 on debut against Pakistan, and his career-best 291 against England in Barbados in 2009.”When I made the Guyana team at 15, my roommate was Keith Semple. I was being peppered by the pacers since I was a little boy from Wakenaam, and I was intimidated by guys who were big and tall and did not do well,” recounted Sarwan, who captained West Indies in four Tests, five ODIs and two T20s, and who finished his career with a total of 11, 994 international runs, spread across all three formats of the game.”I was batting well in practice, but I was afraid to play shots in the games. Semple said I should bat the way I batted in the nets, and I started to do that.”Sarwan’s career was not without controversy.In 2005, he was one of seven players who were dropped for the series against Pakistan and South Africa following a contract conflict between individual sponsor Cable and Wireless and the team sponsor Digicel.Sarwan’s last appearance for West Indies was during the 2013 Champions Trophy, but he was dropped after poor performances against Pakistan and India.last_img read more