Jones doubts Lions can win

first_imgThe Lions face a daunting task as they take on the world champions on their own soil across June and July, having suffered a whitewash on their last visit.Jones claims Wales boss Gatland’s approach will be too rigid to get the better of the All Blacks, who are heavy favourites to triumph.”I think it’s going to be very tough for them [the Lions],” Jones told The Telegraph.”They picked their squad to play a certain style based on the influence of Wales.Breakdown practice…Eddie Jones puts England’s back row forwards through their paces in training #O2InsideLine pic.twitter.com/o6phHZN1Nb— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) May 25, 2017″They are looking to attack like Wales, with big gain line runners, not much ball movement. You’ll struggle to beat the All Blacks like that.”If they win the first Test they could win the series. If they don’t, it might be a tough old series for them.”Jones led England to an 18-match winning run – which started under predecessor Stuart Lancaster at the 2015 World Cup – to equal the record set by Steve Hansen’s side.The Australian has not ruled out the possibility of one day becoming Lions coach.last_img read more

Train-on squad announced for FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

first_imgThe event will be staged from 30 September – 21 October next year  in Jordan.Over the course of the 22 days, 16 teams will play a total of 32 matches across four stadiums.The first camp will commence in a week time from 27 October – 06 November at PNGFA Academy in Lae.The squad will then go for a week break before returning for the second camp from 23 November – 19 December.The final 20 will be announced after the second camp to travel to Moresby on 04 January 2016 for a week preparation before departing for Cook Islands to take part in a tournament.This tournament will be held in the Cook Islands from 9-23 January and will feature nine teams which have been split into two groups.Group A contains Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and defending champions New Zealand.Group B is made up of Fiji, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. The top two teams from each group will progress to the semi-finals.PNGFA Women’s Football Development Officer Frederica Sakette asked the parents with the Local MA’s to assist their players in travelling to PNGFA Academy in Lae.The Squad: Port Moresby – Veronica Vanua, Grace Batiy, Dorcas Livuana, Margaret Joseph, Victyla Jackson, Joan Miping, Cheryl Ling, Marity Sep.  Lae – Natasha Sagem, Francis Mani, Selina Unamba, Alison Paulias and Serah Tambol.Madang – Robertlyn Kig, Isabella Natera, Merdeces Hapoto, Marianne Niaman and Jennalyn Basse. Goroka – Eileen Daviaga and Samantha Mathan, Ramu – Faith Kasiray and Belinda Giada.Wabag – Zenna Mendai, Anna Sos, Norah Naleng and Deborah Meledi, Wewak – Bridgit Paime, Amatha Mistera and Eswin Matlaun, Markham – Loreta Yagum and Lois Desmond, Mumeng – Delta Samson and Leahy Loi.Kerema – Betany Morivaile and Anna Malara, Arawa – Jenta Tamaru and Sarah Matevai. Two players from Manus – Anila Robert and Sindy Frank. Doreen Martin from Kimbe and Dorothy Wamilat from Kavieng.last_img read more

Papaka (1) champions of Hekari Central Cup

first_imgIt was a strong second half performance that sealed the win for Papaka in front of over 500 spectators.Papaka took the lead in the 50th minute of play when Leana Rawali powered a shot into the nets to bring the crowd into a frenzy.Papaka continued to dominate possession and put the nail in the coffin in the 71st minute after a mix up in Kalo’s backline allowed striker Ryan Gerega to score.Papaka (1) walked away with K8,000. Runners up Kalo settled for K4,000.In third and fourth placing final, Keapara beat their brothers Alukuni 10-8 in a penalty shootout.Keapara picked up K2,000 while  Alukuni received K1,000.last_img read more

La Roma, by Gonzalo Villar

first_imgThe pearl of the 21-year-old Elche is the objective of Rome, which sees in it a player capable of directing the operations of a Champions team from the center of the field. Villar, international U21 with Spain, is a midfielder of great management, with leadership skills to carry the weight of the team and a very high quality quota. It would not be strange to see him at the next Tokyo Olympics. “We’re going to sign a young midfielder, someone who can be the future of this team.” Gianluca Petrachi, sports director of Rome, yesterday set his team’s goals in the market before the duel against Juventus. The giallorosso club wants to maintain its commitment to youth and quality. In that sense, as AS has learned, the managers of the capital entity have set their sights on Gonzalo Villar. The interest is strong. Valencia has an option.Its termination clause is now 25 million euros and 80% of its economic rights belong to Valencia. Although the player is not assigned in Elche. It is owned by the Illicitano club until June 2021. Valencia also has a right of first refusal on the Murcia midfielder, in the event that a third team wants to take it, as is the case. Villar is being one of the great sensations of Second Division under Pacheta. A player already with hierarchy in the team’s engine room despite his youth.Villar is also an adaptable player. In Elche he has been able to form in the double pivot, his most usual position, or to advance his position somewhat to form in a 4-2-3-1 closer to the tip. With Paulo Fonseca, Rome has been moving precisely more in that last drawing, which would fit perfectly with the characteristics of Murcian talent.last_img read more

Delphine Verheyden is the best compass to point to Madrid

first_imgBehind every great man there is a great woman and that can be applied to the case of Kylian Mbappé. She has put herself in the hands of a Parisian lawyer, Delphine Verheyden, the compass that points the direction of the young crack’s career. Specialized in sports law since 1999, his first contacts with the sport were through the popular rugby player Sébastien Chabal, and at the beginning (since 2017) he only advised Mbappé on the most purely legal issues of his first contracts and business. For a few months, Verheyden has received more power from the clan chief, Wilfried, the father of the white target. To get to Kylian you have to go through this lawyer, who has inspired the recent launch of the footballer’s foundation (Inspired by KM) and that he is advising him calm in the repeated attempts of the PSG for renewing you The options of going to Madrid, with the conditions of loyalty that the Parisian club would ask if it accepts the armor, would be unfeasible.last_img read more

Madrid’s main race to get Mbappé off the PSG

first_imgTo date, the main efforts of Real Madrid are focusing on maintaining indirect contacts with the player’s environment to reinforce the player’s idea of ​​not renewing. If he did, his signing could be put at an inaccessible figure for Real Madrid. If it does not, the white entity will be very close. It is a strategy very similar to the one that the white entity followed with Hazard, that came for a more than reasonable price (100 million) for a player of his size and given how inflated the market is.FRANCK FIFE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Mbappé argued with Tuchel.FRANCK FIFE (AFP) Now Mbappé’s salary is no longer a problem. It is a world-class star that ensures an important economic return, world champion and future winner of the Golden Ball. As for the economic return, Florentino does not miss the fact that Mbappé is the future media star of the king sport. The 2019 Forbes list indicates that you have advertising revenue from 4 million euros net (eight gross), but the estimate of Madrid is that, Wearing the white shirt, I could triple this amount. Taking into account that Madrid distributes the image rights with its players at 50%, Mbappé himself would clearly help pay his token. Everything would fire if it were the Golden Ball.DOMINIQUE FAGET & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Florentino and Al Khelaifi in 2014.DOMINIQUE FAGET (AFP) “I love it when a plan comes together”. Do you remember the mythical phrase of Hannibal on the serious television of the 80s, the Team A? It would fit perfectly, almost certainly, coming out of the lips of Florentino Pérez does, in the summer of 2021, successfully complete his meticulous Mbappé plan, the longest signing ever conceived. Then, French talent will fit only one year contract and your hiring will be feasible. At that time, the PSG will be obliged to sell it or let it go free (losing around 150-200 million) the following summer, that of 2022, when the star ends contract. The plan laid out.Florentino’s plan is coming out perfectly. Mbappé he escaped in the summer of 2017. So, and as they unveiled the Football Leaks leaks, Madrid had tied the young star for 214 million euros. The problem that represented his hiring was the high salary he asked for, 12 million euros clean, what broke the salary scale of Madrid, where the highest salaries are those of Ramos and Bale (14.5 million net). Finally it was the PSG who took the cat to the water. He had to pay Monaco only 180 million, because in the French country the operation was not taxed with a tax that, in Spain, Madrid had promised to pay.center_img The problem is that the events move Mbappé more and more away from the PSG and the 21-year-old can get very close this summer. His disagreement with Tuchel is already more than evident (the last episode when he was substituted against Montpellier is definitive), and the player’s desire to do important things in football and opt for the Golden Ball, too. Without going any further, already last summer He took a little leg out of the pot, When, at the very end of the season PSG gala in which he was awarded, he unmarked with a phrase that sounded all the alarms: “Maybe in Paris I am happy, but maybe in another place too, with another project.” Since then, Mbappé It has had two offers to renew the PSG, and has rejected both. Quite the opposite of what happens with Barcelona, Real Madrid maintains an excellent relationship with the PSG. Florentino Pérez has always respected the Qatari property of the Parisian entity and maintains a close friendship with President Nasser Al Khelaifi. They have been seen together on more than one occasion, even in places as prominent as Roland Garros. Real Madrid did not tremble at the time of issuing several communications when, in previous summers, some information indicated that the white entity had negotiated with Neymar or Mbappé. Florentino’s strategy is another, let time pass and this is what brings those great players to LaLiga. Only Mbappé himself could make the situation accelerate.last_img read more

FIFA announces its video council before the fight with UEFA and CSF

first_imgAfrica key. In the middle of this noise, FIFA has taken another step that has not liked anything in UEFA. The holding company has reached an agreement with the African Confederation (CAF) to mount a Club Super League on your continent UEFA says that the FIFA-CAF tournament is a test bench to repeat the model in Europe. Come on, that the FIFA I would be in contact with the best clubs on the continent to move forward with what European Club Association (ECA) He has been trying unsuccessfully for many years.The money. The European Leagues suspect that in the medium term, if the FIFA-UEFA schism is not resolved, a Super League may not be a utopia, which would end the national championships, since the money would go in mass to the new tournament, a mana. World schism. Sheltering in excuses such as the coronavirus or excessive spending on airplanes and hotels, the FIFA, in an unprecedented decision, has decided to suspend the Council that was to hold in South America and organize a videoconference among its 37 members on March 20. Beyond the excuses, behind the decision is the deep division between the holding company, the FIFA and some of its most powerful investees, singularly the UEFA and the South American Confederation (CSF), who have joined forces with a collaborative plan that has not sat well at Zurich, host city of the headquarters of the FIFA.The differences. The anger between the FIFA and the UEFA It has been intensified by the interference of one in the competences of the other, and vice versa. Basically This is the entry of FIFA in club football and UEFA in the national team. Ceferin, which will meet in early March Amsterdam to the Assembly of the UEFA, has received as an affront the announcement of the FIFA to organize the Club Supermundial from next year with the participation of 24 of the best teams in the world (the continental champions) in a new tournament in China that will distribute millionaire figures and which in UEFA they see as a concentrated Champions, that is, as an attack on the star competition in Europe. On the other hand, FIFA has refringed by the attempt of the UEFA and the CSF to organize a tournament of selections on dates FIFA booked in the last week of March.last_img read more

William Alves, from Belarus: “I am being scared”

first_imgSoccer continues in Belarus. Just started the competition, the second day of the championship is about to be played. There they have decided to go ahead surprisingly. The first day of the League was played and it was also held with an audience. Now the second one is about to be played. With still less than 100 confirmed infections and no deaths yet, for the moment it continues. And that despite the opinions that come from outside and the suspicion of some soccer players, especially foreigners. Some have already spoken out in favor of the postponement. In this sense, William Alves, defender of Rukh Brest, has told UOL what he is experiencing. “I would prefer that the championship was already stopped. I’m feeling a little scared. During the games, I don’t worry, but as soon as the final whistle comes, you are in doubt ‘Will I have been infected today?’, He explains. Alves is in permanent contact with his family in Brazil, which alerts him to what is happening in other latitudes. “My parents and my wife continually call me and ask me not to leave the hotel. The problem is that everything is very quiet here, with people on the street as if nothing and no one is seen wearing a mask,” he says. Alves arrived Belarus a month ago and now its future is not so clear. “My agent told me that the league may stop after the next matchday. I hope things don’t get too dangerous here. I’m worried and my family is too. The best thing for me and for everyone’s health is that soccer stop, “he wields.last_img read more

The memorable night of Brujas del Espanyol in Sarrià

first_imgTalking about justice is erratic knowing what would happen against Bayer Leverkusen, but Espanyol deserved to reach that final after have eliminated, among others, Milan, Inter and Borussia Möenchengladbach, some of the most powerful clubs in Europe in those late 80s. However, on April 6, Javier Clemente’s team suffered its first defeat of the entire competition at the Belgian Olimpia Stadium. A 2-0 incited to the epic, to fill Sarrià two weeks later. And to believe. That’s how Diego Orejuela made it 1-0 at ten minutes and the ‘Pipiolo’ Losada equaled the tie in 61 ‘. It seemed that the most difficult had been achieved, but there was a world left. Scent of grass and cigar. To pipes. And to romanticism. The most genuine side of football met now 32 years ago, on April 20, 1988, in Sarrià. In a night of nerves, heart attacks and euphoria, in that order, which will be remembered as one of the most beautiful in the history of the stadium. Espanyol rallied against Bruges at the last second of the last moment of the return from the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. The glory was only a step away but that day the sky was touched. DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Losada raised the 2-0 that equaled the tie between Espanyol and Bruges.DAILY AScenter_img And the extension was reached. And the minutes went by until the penalty shootout seemed inexorable. But it came the 120 ‘, the definitive. Bounced Tommy N’Kono, the ball reached John Lauridsenwho prolonged for Manolo Zúñiga. He resisted the rush of the Belgians and turned left to Miquel Soler, who sent a kind of center to the area so that ‘Pichi’ Alonso, more Angel than ever, stretch his left foot to score a goal. No goal: the goal. The one who put Espanyol in his first continental final in one of the most heroic ways possible. 32 years later, if Sarrià lives so alive in memory, it is for nights like that.last_img read more

Atlético de Madrid won its first league 80 years ago today

first_imgThe team was second, but a door was opened for him back to First: the Oviedo had the destroyed stadium and asked for a moratorium. His place should be for him Athletic by sporting criteria, but Osasuna had been promised for Navarrese merits in the War. The promotion would be resolved with a match: Atleti won 3-1.In First, the team settled in Chamartín, allowing members of Madrid to enter for free, and finally in Vallecas. And he arrived on the last second day, awaiting the ruling of Sevilla. The people of Madrid, 80 years ago today, they beat Valencia in Vallecas (goals from Campos and Elícegui) and awaited news from Hercules-Sevilla. ORna call reported: 3-3, the Atlético was champion.Eleven was formed by Tabales; Captain Pepe Mesa, Aparicio; Urquiri, Germán, Machín; Enrique, Gabilondo, Elícegui, Campos and Vázquez. Tabales, Aparicio, Germán, Machín, Campos and Vázquez were of ‘aviator’ provenance. A sample of how the alliance changed Atlético’s face. From being evicted, without a field, partners, money or almost players to winning that League and the next one. The April 28, 1940, the Atlético beat Valencia (2-0) to conquer your first league. A special title because, in addition to the first, it came in one of the seasons what else has conditioned the history of the club. It was the first of the postwar period and the reconstruction of a Athletic very destroyed.That 39-40 was the premiere of Athletic Aviation. Atleti had dropped in 1936 and the War (debts, destroyed Metropolitan …) survival complicated. The solution came with Aviation, a team formed during the War with recruited footballers and soldiers, who played in Matacán (Salamanca) and Zaragoza.He gave a good level and to compete formally looked for a merger. After trying with Madrid, the October 4, 1939, the absorption of Aviation by Atlético (until 1940 it was Athletic), whose shield incorporated wings. The aviators contributed to Zamora as a technician.last_img read more