Florentino becomes the strong man of the FIFA Club World Cup

first_imgThe white project The president of Real Madrid and the FIFA Club World Association has become the first advisor of Gianni Infantino, with whom he joins a friendly relationship. Florentino Pérez Rodríguez works to polish the 2021 Club Supermundial whose first edition will be in China. The new competition will take place between June 17 and July 4 next year and the Champions and Europa League champions from the last four seasons (eight teams) will participate. South America would contribute six teams; while Africa, Asia and CONCACAF would have three each for a representative from Oceania. At the moment Madrid and Atlético are classified, but not Barça, which is obliged to win the Champions League or will depend on an invitation from FIFA.Changes in Boca. The founders of the FIFA Club World Association are: Milan (Italy), Auckland City (New Zealand), Boca and River (Argentina), America (Mexico), Guangzhou (China), Real Madrid (Spain) and Mazembe ( Congo). This week there has been the resignation of the representative of Boca, at the time vice president of the AFA, Daniel Angelici, after the ruling of the TAS favorable to River on the final of the Libertadores in Madrid. Boca must appoint a substitute, since the positions of the World Association belong to the teams. UEFA, against. UEFA is against the project because it considers it a FIFA interference in club football and a competition to the Champions League. He also believes that it will be the germ of the European Club Super League, a project that FIFA will launch in Africa with the 24 best teams. The opposition will be public at the March Congress in Amsterdam.Clean in the CSD. The landing of Irene Lozano as the new Secretary of State for Sport has been accompanied by a clean in positions of trust. When leaving María José Rienda, we must add her cabinet director, Conchi Bellorín; to the Director of Communication, Sara Rada; to the protocol director, Enrique Ramón, and to the lawyer Carlos Lasheras, adviser to the Presidency and one of the people who has worked the most in the drafting of the Sports Law. In the CSD they fear that the changes do not end there. The general director, Mariano Soriano, is still going on. In fact, it was he who had to communicate the dismissals.last_img read more

Pedro Martínez defeats Andújar and advances to quarters in Rio

first_imgIn Rio de Janeiro, in addition to Andújar in the second spherical, he beat Bolivian Hugo Dellien (78 ATP) in the primary spherical by 3-6, 6-2 and 7-5 in a recreation of two hours and 35 minutes. Andújar, who was a semifinalist on the 2014 Rio Open, has performed this yr in the Cordoba, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro openings and, after saying goodbye to everybody in the primary or second spherical, acknowledges that he’s nonetheless behind higher bodily situations.The tennis participant from Cuenca received his compatriot Fernando Verdasco (49 ATP) in the primary spherical in Rio by 6-3 and 6-Three by profiting from the issues in his left knee that pressured the 36-year-old from Madrid to request medical consideration and cancel his participation in the doubles event of this Brazilian metropolis. The Rio Open has been performed on the clay courts of the Brazilian Jockey Membership of Rio de Janeiro since 2014 and this yr affords prizes for $ 1.9 million, of which $ 355,530 to the winner together with the 500 factors in the standings ATP.The primary tennis participant to conquer the title in Rio was the Spaniard Rafale Nadal (2014) and his successors had been additionally the Spanish David Ferrer (2015), the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (2016), the Austrian Dominic Thiem (2017), the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (2018) and the Serbian Laslo Djere (2019). The highest favourite to win this yr in the ATP 500 of Rio is Dominic Thiem, quantity 4 in the world, which This month he reached the ultimate of the Australian Open and he conquered the title in this Brazilian metropolis in 2017. Martinez, 22 and 133 in the ATP classification, took benefit of his greatest bodily situation and resistance to troublesome climate situations of this Brazilian metropolis to beat Andújar (59 ATP), 34, in a match of 1 hour and 26 minutes by the spherical of 16 of the one ATP 500 event in South America.Each gamers, however extra Andújar, suffered with the sturdy warmth of this Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro and a thermal sensation shut to 50 levels Celsius Due to the excessive humidity. The Valencian tennis participant solely wanted 34 minutes to prevail for an incontestable 6-1 in the primary spherical, in which he solely allowed one in every of his companies to be confirmed to Andújar, proprietor of 4 ATP titles and that he already reached the 32nd place of the rating.The one from Cuenca began the second set higher and confirmed his first service, however Martinez remained unbeatable, broke Andújar’s second service and rapidly opened a 3-1 lead. The veteran confirmed his subsequent three companies, however it was too late to return and he ended up shedding 6-4. Along with his victory at present, Martínez takes a step ahead in his present season, in which he hopes to emerge in the ATP, as he advances to the quarterfinals of a event for the primary time. The tennis participant from the town of Alcira had to undergo the qualifiers and made it to the second spherical this yr on the Australian, Cordoba and Buenos Aires open. Spanish tennis participant Pedro Martínez received his compatriot Pablo Andújar Thursday 6-1 and 6-4, and superior to the quarterfinals of the Rio de Janeiro Open, an occasion in which it is going to be measured with the Hungarian Attila Balazs, who received in three units the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (1-6, 6-1 and 6-4).last_img read more

Discussion in Serie A: there are clubs that want to train now

first_imgThe current decree, however, allows athletes of national interest to train in closed-door facilities and maintain safe distances, and individual sessions on the field may resume before April.. All this if the Government does not decide to approve even stricter regulations: with 35,713 infected in the country and almost 3,000 deaths, no one excludes it.Italian Prime MinisterItalian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has indicated May 3 as “a possible date” for Series A to resume its activityAlthough it would be “difficult” to do it with fans, while supporting the possibility that the stars reduce wages to help their clubs combat the financial damage caused by the coronavirus. “As of today, May 3 is a possible (restart) date, but I would not say that it is safe, and it is difficult to think that we could have games with fans”, Spadafora said in statements to the Rai 3 station. Series A played a closed day before being closed from March 9 to April 3, along with all sports activities, as the country went into full closure until April 25. Italy, the European country most affected by the coronavirus, has registered almost 3,000 deaths and nearly 36,000 infected, including 13 Serie A players. Spadafora also backed an initial proposal by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to cut big wages. “I totally agree with the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina. The salaries of the soccer players will not be a taboo subject. I would not even put it on the list of problems,” warned the politician. Serie A hopes to resume their competitions in May, but there are already more reasons for discussion between the clubs, which have broken up again: training. The president of Lazio, Claudio Lotito, considers that in safety conditions the teams can return to work, and Aurelio De Laurentiis, from Naples, is with him. The two teams theoretically start on Monday as MilanHowever, the date will move depending on the health situation, at this desperate moment.The sports doctors’ federation, on the other hand, urged the teams to “interrupt all group training until at least April 3”, and the mica Lamica ’, the Italian medical soccer association chaired by Enrico Castellacci, former head of the Nazionale, did the same: “We express all our disagreement on the idea of ​​starting training prematurely, until before April 3”.Already on March 13, Lotito and Juventus president Agnelli discussed the matter. “You think more about the classification than the health of your footballers,” said the bianconero, who has the support of several presidents, including Inter, and they should be the majority.Tomorrow there will be a league meeting by conference call and the criteria will be unified: group work will be resumed in the first days of April. A question of inevitable equity, considering that up to seven groups are quarantined due to coronavirus cases (Atalanta, Fiorentina, Juventus, Inter, Sampdoria, Udinese and Verona).last_img read more

Iván Campo exploits on his social networks against politicians

first_imgAnd above I read now that the Prime Minister extends from today another 15 days more the state of alarm for the coronavirus crisis. But did YOU not make a press conference yesterday and could you communicate it to the nation? What the fucking world do YOU ​​live in?– Ivan Campo (@ivan_campo) March 22, 2020 Until the 🥚 to listen to so much falsehood and continuous lie of all the politicians of Spain to put their medal knowing that a global pandemic was coming and they have not moved a fucking finger and every day it gets worse because of their fucking inconsistency and incompetence.– Ivan Campo (@ivan_campo) March 22, 2020 The Basque defense has shown an evident disagreement with how the political class is managing the coronavirus crisis, the pandemic that has nearly 29,000 infected in our country and just over 1,700 dead. Through his Twitter account, Campos exploded against the politicians with the following message: “to the balls of hearing so much falsehood and continuous lies from all the politicians of Spain to put on their medal knowing that a global pandemic was coming and they haven’t moved a fucking finger and their fucking incoherence and incompetence is getting worse every day. “Far from retracting, the defender added the following a few minutes later: “And now I read that the Prime Minister is extending the state of alarm for the coronavirus crisis by another 15 days from today. But did you not make a press conference yesterday and could you communicate it to the nation? In what a fucking world do you live? “center_img Iván Campo rose to international fame after being part of Real Mallorca who, under the mandate of Héctor Cúper, achieved a great fifth place in the League. Despite having previously gone through the ranks of Logroñés, Alavés, Valladolid or Valencia, the Donostia central was consecrated in the vermilion team, which led to his ending up with Real Madrid.Today, at 44 years old and having hung up his boots ten years ago at the Cypriot AEK Larnaca, Campo is back in the news. But not because of a performance on the pitch, but for a protest on social networks.last_img read more

Boaudu, Stengs and Malen: new chips on the transfer board

first_imgObviously one of the targets is still Neymar, who never falls off the podium today. The Sport newspaper titled its cover with “Neymar prepares his departure ”and highlights that the Brazilian considers that his time in the French League has already come to an end adding that PSG is already“ beginning to assume his departure ”.But if the name of Ney is recurring, the three that Mundo Deportivo contributes are not, which under the headline “Talent oranje” speaks of three young talents from the Dutch league aged between 19 and 21 who are under the radar of the Camp Nou technicians. It is a pair of players from AZ Alkmaar, Calvin Strengs and Myron Boadu, as well as PSV attacker Donyell Malen, three new pieces for the transfer board. The stoppage of sports activity due to the coronavirus crisis is not totally affecting the sports planning of the various teams, which are preparing to resume activity when this nightmare passes and the confinement phase has been passed. It is in this context that names of possible reinforcements emerge, such as those of the Dutch attackers Malen, Stengs and Boadu.The technical secretariat of Culé is working on the project for the new season. In fact, these are the months when you should be working more intensively in pursuit of goals. Negotiations may have been stranded or frozen by the obvious difficulties of the current times, but work on player reports continues.last_img read more

“I was more excited to walk with Di Stéfano than to win the five Champions with Milan”

first_imgAdriano Galliani is a living history of Italian football. He was CEO and Vice President of Milan from 1986 to 2017, protagonist of the legendary was Berlusconi, with whom he won five Champions League. Today he is a senator from the Italian Republic and CEO of the Monza, where he had already worked between 1984 and 1986: it is his new challenge with ‘il Cavaliere’ and, as always, he aims very high. In Italy they nickname him ‘the condor’ for his ability to surprise rivals with spectacular and unexpected signings in the last hours of the market. At 75, he continues to talk about football with the same enthusiasm. And if they mention Alfredo Di Stéfano, he finds it hard to hold back his tears.How do you live these tragic days for Italy and Spain?It is all very hard. I love Spain very much, I spend all my summers in Ibiza and I’m afraid this year will not be possible. Amadeo Salvo wanted me as vice president of the Balearic team and without Monza, perhaps he would be there now. I have been in love with this country since the 1960s: I cry thinking about its deceased and ours, but soon we will get out of this tragedy. We will be stronger, I’m sure.You have declared that the games postponed in these months must be recovered, yes or yes.I am absolutely against the definitive suspension of this season. That decision would cause an economic drama for all the clubs in the world, even for the largest, which is Real Madrid.What is your solution?I think it is very simple: the season must end before December 31 and the next two courses must be played in calendar years 2021 and 2022, taking advantage of the fact that the World Cup will be played in winter. We should not be in a hurry to return to green, the important thing is to recover the matches: in this way, we can do it safely.Do you think soccer reacted late to the epidemic?That should be said by scientists. I can comment on what I know, which is football, which I have been dealing with for 40 years. Hindsight makes it clear that everything had to be closed before, but nobody imagined what was about to happen.How is the issue of footballers’ wages managed?A cut is necessary, no doubt. My formula is this: We need an international consultant to reduce payments consistently with actual economic harm. It wouldn’t be fair to take away from the footballers more than the teams will lose.His Monza is a solid team: there was even talk of signing Ibrahimovic …Yes, we had thought about it before this emergency exploded. Monza is a solid club: it belongs 100% to Silvio Berlusconi’s Fininvest group, and our goal is to take him to Serie A, where he has never been, so that he stays there permanently. I was born in Monza, as a child I was a fan of this club … But my second European team, after Milan where I grew up, has always been Real Madrid.What is your relationship with the white club? It is very deep. I always remember Madrid, with Gento, Di Stéfano … When I met Don Alfredo at meals before games, I was moved. What moved me the most happened during the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of UEFA: Milan and Madrid were awarded a prize for being the teams that raised the most Champions and when we picked it up we went together. Di Stéfano, who was having trouble walking, took my arm and at that moment I cried. I thought about when I was a boy from Monza and I looked at him… I would never have imagined that one day he, a soccer god, would lean on me. It was one of the biggest emotions of my career. I was more excited than the five Champions I have won.More than lifting the Orejona?Yes, I reiterate, I am very sure: accompanying Di Stéfano that night was the most beautiful moment in my football life. I also have many memories with Florentino Pérez, a friend, a professional and an extraordinary person. In 2002 I was in Madrid and they even organized a surprise party for my birthday, which is July 30. And in 2015 he did the same after a friendly match: he waited for me with a cake to toast together.What is the negotiation with whites that you carry in your heart?There are two. The first is the sale of Kaka in 2009. I was desperate because I did not want to, I refused to sign. I thought about escaping to Brazil to buy time and Florentino told me ‘do what you want’ … In the end I gave in. However, what I regret most is what happened with Fernando Redondo.An extraordinary player who was barely seen in Italy.In 2000 he was the best in the Champions League, I was crazy about him: I thought I had closed one of the best operations of my life. He got here, got injured, and was never able to show off his wonderful talent. The biggest disappointment of my career was not being able to enjoy it here. He was a player and an extraordinary man, he wanted to cut his salary during his leave.Kaka did not shine in Madrid either.You’re right, but I wouldn’t know how to give you an explanation. They are the mysteries of this sport. Berlusconi always says one thing: soccer is like religion, there are joyous and painful mysteries. Deep down, that’s why we like it so much.Is the Décima, signed by your friend Carlo Ancelotti, the white Champions League that most celebrated?Yes, definitely. I spoke to Carlo after the game and told him he was lucky with Sergio Ramos’ goal. He answered me like this: ‘Why, there was still a long time to go: about fifty seconds’ … And we laughed. Of course, that night I also suffered for the athletes, whom I always encourage a lot. Miguel Ángel Gil is another great friend and so was his father.What the lack to the rojiblancos to win a European Cup?Absolutely nothing, now they also have a wonderful stadium, perhaps the best in Europe. They have lost two finals due to luck, details … Winning them obviously would have been better, but getting there was already a huge result. I think they will soon break this curse. This year, perhaps: why not?Speak like a madrileño more …Of course. It is that, deep down, I would love to live in Madrid to spend a Sunday in Concha Espina and another in the Metropolitan. You don’t know how much I miss that city.Well, see if in a couple of years the Monza gives you another great night at the Bernabéu …No, don’t say it jokingly (laughs). We are a small town. Madrid is something unattainable.last_img read more

Coman appears with a McLaren and Bayern fines him

first_imgFailure to comply with this advertising commitment of the Bavarians will cost a fine to the extreme, which was wanted to explain in the German newspaper. “I want to apologize to the club and to Audi for not going to train in the car I was supposed to. The Audi had a damaged rear-view mirror. Anyway, it was a mistake, “he says, blaming the change of vehicle on a breakdown. As Bild explains, he is not the first player to break this rule and have to pay the fine. Before him, Jerome Boateng and Philippe Coutinho changed the brand of the four rings for a Mercedes and Niklas Süle went in a Ferrari. Kingsley Coman went to train this Thursday with his teammates in the plan to return to activity that Bayern started last April 6 after two weeks of total confinement and telematic training. What should be something ‘normal’ ended in a fine for the French winger, who breached one of the sponsorship contracts of the German team as explained by the German newspaper Bild.Coman went to train Säbener Strasse with in a McLaren 720 S white when he had to do it with a model from Audi, a German factory that has a sponsorship contract with Bayern in which it appears that the players must go with the brand’s cars to the club’s facilities. last_img read more

Dybala, an infected not so strange

first_img10 It may seem strange that the footballer is taking so long to recover. However, Giovanni Di Perri, head of Infectious Diseases at Amedeo di Savoia hospital in Turin, explains that it is totally normal that its total recovery takes so long, as stated Tuttosport. A series* Data updated as of April 30, 2020 “It is normal. The time range for healing varies from 8 to 37 days, with an average of 20. But there are also patients who have waited two months to test negative. Dybala, therefore, is not a strange phenomenon, it occurs more than you think. About 20% of those infected, who are fine but still positive, and sometimes we cannot discharge them from the hospital because they don’t have the conditions at home to be quarantined. “When he contracted the disease, the Argentine came to suffer respiratory difficulties, but today he has no symptoms and he trains at home normally, since his virological load seems to be very low. Dybala is in perfect condition. You just have to wait. Paulo Dybala tested positive for coronavirus for the fourth time when he underwent a new test last week. The playmaker of the Juventus He announced on March 21 that both he and his girlfriend had contracted the disease.last_img read more

Priestly still yearns to represent country

first_img GREAT POTENTIAL GOOD PERFORMANCE “My performance was really good throughout. I scored a few goals and had a few assists, and in the final, I had a good performance. It was a great feeling helping them to their first championship,” he said. “Football-wise, I really like the city. I really enjoy the football, the style of play. They are more technical, more touches, and as such, and it really suits my game. I feel at home there. Even before you go on the field you are ready to play because you are playing in a country where the people love football, so your game goes up without you doing anything different just because of the energy. So those things motivate me … if nobody is in the stands, you won’t have any motivation. “Apart from Arnett or Waterhouse, you don’t really get that vibe when you are playing here,” he pointed out. “Any player who used to play overseas and comes back here can tell you it’s a different feeling when you are lacing up your boots,” he insisted. Although the player is currently a free agent, he is constantly in contact with his agent and expects to join a team soon, as he is looking for an even better 2016. “I want the best for myself, so, God’s willing, He will provide something. I will just continue to play hard and play my football. If you are playing good football, you are going to stand out no matter where you are, and that is all I want to do: try and improve in any way possible. That is the aim, to get better for 2016,” he added. “At one point (Winfried) Sch‰fer saw one of my videos and showed some interest, but in terms of a follow-up, I didn’t hear anything. “I have been performing internationally from I was little and in the games that I played, I showed I have the potential to be in the national team. “Now the older me has learned a whole heap more, is smarter and more experienced. It’s just to get the opportunity as I am always looking to play for my country,” the player who turns 31 in April told The Gleaner. Priestly has spent the last five years abroad, plying his trade in Azerbaijan, the United States, Finland and Bangladesh and thinks playing for the national team would also give his family a chance to see him perform in person. “Playing for the country would give me an opportunity to let my family come to my games. That is something I look forward to, but it’s up to them (selectors),” he added. The flamboyant and tricky playmaker, who is commonly called ‘Boogie’ locally, was a crowd favourite since joining Antigua GFC at mid-season in October, and he found the experience of playing in a football-mad country like Guatemala very inspiring and encourages local players to try and break into the international market to gain experience in like environments. Almost a decade after playing the last of his six games for the Reggae Boyz, creative midfielder Akeem Priestly still has the hope, desire and will to represent his country. The former Harbour View player just completed the Guatemala top-flight season with Antigua GFC, playing a starring role in their first-ever championship. The well-travelled player, who made his senior international debut at age 19 against Guatemala, believes he still has something to offer at the international level and thinks he is playing well enough to earn a recall. “I did multiple interviews in Guatemala and they (reporters) asked me why I am not playing for the national team. They watch the team (Jamaica) and say what I show I could definitely make the team. But I tell them it’s beyond my control,” admitted Priestly.last_img read more

Digicel Grand Prix helps smaller schools shine – Riley

first_imgKINGSTON:Head coach of Excelsior High School’s track and field programme, David Riley, says the Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships helps schools with smaller athletics programmes to shine.Pointing to his own team which finished third among the girls teams and in the top five among the boys’ teams in the 2016 Grand Prix series, Riley said higher-quality athletes were able to earn valuable points from fewer events, compared to the annual Boys and Girls’ Championships, in which larger teams win by harnessing more points.Excelsior athletes who performed well at Saturday’s Grand Prix final at G.C. Foster College were Shanice Love, who won the girls’ Under-20 discus with a record throw of 50.39 metres; Andre Garvey, who was third in the boys’ Under-20 discus; Joel Morgan, who won the boys’ Under-16 long jump; Jonathan Smith, who was third in the Under-20 long jump; and Kaliah Jones, who was second in the girls’ Under-17 high jump.”It’s a great opportunity for the schools to go out there and not use 10,000 people to win a championship. It works for teams like ours that have quality athletes, but can’t score 200 and 300 points to win Champs, but because we have six good athletes [we] can go there and compete against the six athletes that are good for the other schools.”It’s a great opportunity for schools that are small and have good-quality athletes and not have to pad their performance. It great for small teams and great for teams with quality,” he said.Edwin Allen girls and St Jago boys were named Grand Prix champion schools.Riley added that the more sponsors that track and field is able to attract, the better.”The Grand Prix is a positive thing for the sport. The sport is part of an entertainment package that we have not really been exploring a lot, and anything that makes it big is going to help the sport,” he said.last_img read more