JUST-IN: Mbappe goes on crutches as Champions League looms

first_img “Everyone is worried. Everyone who saw the foul is worried. Of course I’m worried,” stressed Tuchel after his team’s 1-0 win. “We have to be patient because we don’t have any news. I think he will undergo tests tonight.” A tearful Mbappe was replaced by Pablo Sarabia but the greater concern for PSG will be the severity of his injury ahead of next month’s Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta in Lisbon. Loading… Kylian Mbappe on crutches after the trophy ceremonyHe reemerged from the Stade de France tunnel later in the second half on crutches.“It’s the third game against Saint-Etienne and it’s a third red card, each time in the first 30 minutes,” added Tuchel.“It’s not all good news for us.”PSG face Lyon in the French League Cup final next Friday before resuming their European campaign in a unique straight knockout tournament at the Estadio da Luz on August 12.“I hope Kylian is going to recover as quickly as possible because he’s a vital player for us,” said PSG captain Thiago Silva.Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said he was “sorry” to hear of Mbappe’s injury and hoped it was “nothing serious” ahead of next month’s European clash. Read Also: Premier League start date for 2020-21 season revealedSaint-Etienne boss Claude Puel admitted the forward was simply too quick for the 34-year-old Perrin.“I hope it’s a minor injury for Kylian. The intention was to play the ball but it’s true that he was too fast,” said Puel.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe was forced off after a clumsy tackle by Saint-Etienne defender Loic Perrin in the first half of Friday’s French Cup final with an ankle injury. Reacting moments after the match coach Thomas Tuchel said “everyone is worried” after the French star hobbled off  the pitch. Mbappe received lengthy treatment but was eventually substituted after his right ankle was caught by a clumsy Perrin challenge that resulted in a red card for the centre-back in likely his final game for Saint-Etienne.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Messi Joins Argentina’s World Cup Training Camp

first_imgThe Argentina captain has now joined his international teammates as Jorge Sampaoli’s men build towards the World Cup in Russia.Messi’s side face Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria in Group D, hoping to go one step further than their loss to Germany in the 2014 final.They will do so without Mauro Icardi, however, as the Inter forward was controversially left out of the Albiceleste squad by Sampaoli.Icardi scored 29 goals in 34 Serie A games throughout 2017-18 but was overlooked by his national manager in favour of Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain.Paulo Dybala was also named in the 23-man squad after scoring 22 league goals for Juventus.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram RUSSIA 2018 WATCH… RUSSIA 2018 WATCH… RUSSIA 2018 WATCH…Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi has linked up with Argentina at a pre-World Cup training camp in Buenos Aires.Messi, who won domestic double in the 2017-18 season with the Spanish side and has 34 La Liga goals earning him a record fifth European Golden Shoe.last_img read more

Raising debt ceiling pushes Guyana to bankruptcy – PPP

first_img…as Govt uses 1 seat majority to pass motionAt Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly, Government used its one seat majority to pass a motion that extends the ceiling for the State to guarantee debts, to up $50 billion, for any project upon which the Government wishes to embark upon.The parliamentary People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition has described the move as a “surreptitiously” one, since the “most dangerous” motion was presented last that evening.According to the Opposition, the passage of the bill paves the way for Guyana to once again be on the road towards “financial and economic bankruptcy.”In a statement on Saturday, the Opposition reminded that back in 2014, while the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) was in Opposition, it had rejected a motion to raise the debt ceiling to the required level with respect to the Amaila Falls Hydro Project and as such, the project was killed.“We must emphasise that in relation to the Amaila Falls Hydro Project, the PPP Government was not guaranteeing a debt but was guaranteeing contingent liability; that is, the Government would have only become liable if GPL refused to buy the power or pay for the power bought under a Power Purchase Agreement,” the Party stated.It went on to point out, however, that Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Friday informed the House that the debt ceiling is being raised to guarantee a $30 billion liability which is being incurred to fund the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).“We have already been told that this funding is being collateralised by the assets of GuySuCo, now held by NICIL (National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited). If this is so, it begs the question of why the need for a Government guarantee. The assets which will be collateralised are valued far in excess of 30 billion dollars,” the Opposition questioned.The PPP further noted that the Finance Minister boasted of securing very concessionary interest rates from Republic Bank Limited. However, the Party said the Minister failed to disclose that loans that are fully collateralised and further secured by a Government guarantee, attract far lower interest rates than those he boasted about. This, the Opposition noted, is so because the risk is de minimis.“The question that must be asked of Republic Bank is; would it be prepared to extend the same terms and facilities to another borrower with similarly strong collateral? Or, is there some quid pro quo arrangement in place between this bank and the Government. What is certain, however, is that by this motion, the foundation has been laid for large-scale borrowing without parliamentary scrutiny,” the missive further detailed.It continued by saying that as was done under the Forbes Burnham/Desmond Hoyte regimes, the nation will only learn of the bankruptcy when it is too late.The parliamentary Opposition went on to say that the debt accumulated from 2015 to 2018 plus the 30 billion from Republic Bank, coupled with the US$900 million which will be borrowed from the Islamic Development Bank, doubles the total debt which the PPP had left after 24 years in Government.last_img read more