NSL to announce teams for upcoming season next week

first_imgNSL match commissioner Simon Kama said from the 13 franchise clubs that have shown their expression of interest, only ten teams will be selected.The ten franchises that will be granted approval must meet all the criteria set by the NSL board.Criteria include that the franchise clubs must be incorporated as a company and be registered with IPA and there is to be no conflict of ownership.Clubs must either have their home ground or demonstrate their ability to have their own ground within three years.They must also be able to adequately demonstrate their ability to meet all financial commitments during the season.Upon approval, the franchises must pay the annual affiliation fee of K60 000 which is payable before 30 October.The announcement of playing venues is also expected to be announced during this time.last_img read more

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Malaga is already working on the termination of Victor

first_imgMalaga is already working on the termination of the contract of Víctor Sánchez del Amo. From the club they are convinced that they do not want to continue having the Madrid coach and conversations are underway to close its decoupling from the entity. Sources very close to the negotiation consulted by AS confirm that his departure from La Rosaleda club could be official in the next few hours. The conversations for the impeachment of Victor are being led by the blue and white general director, Richard Shaheen, who is in permanent contact with one of the technician’s lawyers.Motives of MalagaFrom La Rosaleda they slide that within Málaga there was a clear discontent with the technician’s work and with the team’s trajectory this season and that the reasons for his removal are purely sporting, but the reality is that everything has accelerated since the recording came to light without his consent (the coach issued a statement), a situation that the technician had denounced to the Police on Saturday, The same day of the events. The press conference offered by Madrid last weekend against the management of Al Thani (“We have been deceived from the beginning. With only 17 professional players and without being able to configure a balanced template as promised when we renewed and it was not fulfilled. And we found out at the last moment of the summer market, because we also wanted to leave credibility and time for what we agreed to do, which was a balanced template to fight for the playoff “), he said in the previous press conference to the visit to Oviedo) he only enlarged the differences already existing between both parties. Richard Shaheen will appear this Friday before the media (1:00 pm) to explain the club’s position in this new crisis and, if it is not official before, it could announce in that appearance the exit of the technician. Meanwhile, trainers’ offers begin to rain in La Rosaleda’s offices. Victor also understands that the situation has taken on an almost impossible reversal and It was the technician the first to offer a solution. Since last Tuesday, the technician is separated and unable to make statements.last_img read more

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Vieira: “Arsenal called me to know my situation”

first_imgPatrick Vieira is living his second season in the French League. The coach is not living an entirely comfortable campaign with Nice and more when he was recently related to Arsenal as a possible substitute for Unai Emery. The Frenchman acknowledges in an extensive Daily Mail interview that the gunners called him but that it was an ‘informational meeting’. At the moment, Vieira is seen in Nice. “We had a conversation about my situation, how and what is my next step. The rumor about Arsenal is something that does not concern me. I don’t know what will happen in the future but what I don’t want is to think of something that doesn’t exist. The club knows that I want to stay, one hundred percent, “he said.During his stay in Nice, there are two relationships that have marked him: the one he has with Jim Ratcliffe, owner of Ineos who bought the club recently and the one he had with Mario Balotelli. The first, United fan, joked with Vieira, legend of Arsenal, when he arrived. “He was a bastard,” said the owner. Vieira followed the joke. “We talk and laugh about it. It’s love and hate between a fan of Arsenal and one of United. But it’s all about the love of football and his knowledge is incredible. He is a gentleman even if he is a United fan, “he added. “Mario Balotelli’s way of thinking is difficult to fit into a collective sport. The philosophy I want to put into practice, the union and the work ethic I wanted to build … I found it difficult to work with a player like Mario. It was difficult for both of us to work together and we decided to take different paths, “he explained about Balotelli.The midfielder of the French national team also talks about one of his referents, Pep Guardiola. “Pep gives a huge amount of detail to his players. A whole structure. His way of denalizing the game is easy for the team to understand. He knows exactly what to do. Pep prepares the games as if they were chess games. But I don’t want to copy Pep because we have different players. I also like how Rodgers Leicester plays and I like to see what he is trying and try to understand. I see, learn and exchange ideas with other coaches to try to adapt them to the players you have. I like that my teams have possession and go ahead with intensity, “he explains about his way of understanding football.Patrick Vieira, champion of the World, of Europe, of the Premier, of the Champions or of the Scudetto, among other things, closed a magnificent career as a player who now wants “to be left aside”. “People expect you to do well because you have won a World Cup but that only gives you one or two more weeks as a coach. My legacy and the confidence of the fans, the players and the people around the club comes from what we are capable of doing in the field. I want to talk about me as a coach not as a player. I am very proud of what I did and what I got as a player but you have to put it aside. I use that experience to talk to the players but I want people to see me as a coach, “says Dakar.last_img read more

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Diego Caballo separates from Extremadura

first_imgDiego Caballo He is no longer a player of Extremadura Ud. The club announced today that it had reached an agreement that decoupled the defense of the Barca team, the team it reached in the summer. After departures from Charles Valverde Y Airam Benito, announced a few days ago, the Salamanca player is the second player, with a card, who abandons the Barça discipline. Your next destination could be in the same category, since everything points to the Albacete I would be interested in getting your services. The numbers of Horse in the Estremadura they are quite surprising, since it went from being an undisputed holder with Mosquera, to disappear from the team line-ups and even from many calls. Coming from Depor, with which he came to play the first games of this season, he landed in the Estremadura on the last day of the summer market and debuted as a starter in the first game he could do against Numancia, relegating Ángel Bastos to the bench. From that moment, he played 14 consecutive games and disappeared from the team until he participated in the Copa del Rey clash against the Portugalete. His goal for the team will also be his goal against the Saragossa in La Romareda, a clash that ended with a Barca defeat by 3-1.Six departures and three arrivalsInside the pool that shuffles the team of Almendralejo there is the departure of up to six players and the incorporation of three reinforcements. The front issue is essential for the Extremaduran club, which works with lead feet in that position so as not to fail in their choice. The 20 goals in favor place the team as the third least scorer in the category, only behind Málaga and Albacete, although both are out of descent. Figures leading the sports management to the conclusion that only by improving the scoring facet will the club have options to save the category.last_img read more

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The Classic’s unknowns

first_imgThe second recalled at times the first last season. Ansu (17 years old) arrived, saw and won. He reached the first team and broke precocity records at the speed at which he bargains rivals. After which he settled in a valley of intermittency that the planning of the club has been responsible for taking out. The lack of troops in the Blaugrana avant-garde has given him the keys of importance in the Setién scheme and, like his title partner, depends on third parties. Yes Braithwaite yes, Ansu no. And vice versa. If there is a match that causes earthquakes on the planet soccer, it is El Clasico. And this one, much more. A Real Madrid-Barcelona that has seen how recent events have gradually increased their magnitude in their particular Richter scale. The lack of mordant of the white attack which has cost both the league leadership and put the pass in suspense in the Champions League. The Barça game that defends itself with the ball, but that hardly creates danger with it. The first Classic of a Quique Setién who asked for advice from an expert in assaults on the Bernabéu. Dilute who has the goalaverage facing the most even league in recent years. The unknowns that accompany the names of Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale. The possible inclusion of Braithwaite in a role that Gabriel Jesus embroidered with the City. The role of Vinicius and Ansu Fati, both teenagers with adult obligations. And a long etcetera that will receive an answer at the Santiago Bernabéu, this Sunday at 9:00 p.m.First Setien ClassicThe Cantabrian coach has always been a confessed admirer of Barcelona and his arrival in Can Barça was presented as “the illusion of his life”, in the words of his son Laro. For now, doubts outweigh certainties, at least in regards to the game. In results, he has managed to regain the lead and presents a Champions League tie much more on track than his rival’s Sunday. To prepare what will be his first Classic, he spied the victory of the City in the Bernabéu (1-2) last Wednesday. Further, Guardiola matured the plan to overthrow the whites. “There are things that did that can come in handy,” he said in the previous one. It remains to be seen what ‘secrets’ confessed that of Santpedor, an expert in assaulting the Madrid coliseum, as the six victories in nine visits attest. Vinicius and Ansu Fati, with the impudence by flagProdigal children. Both one and the other fit into the already manido JASP, young but well prepared. The first, at 19, has lived a roller coaster that seems to have gotten off with the entry of the new year. Discard in several calls at the beginning of the season and misfit the right wing, following the last meetings in the position where he dazzled in the past, on the left. Hazard’s injury and Bale’s displeasure play in his favor. Its ownership will depend on the redemption or not of Welsh. The role of BraithwaiteThe Danish came as a patch and could be a solution. In the last training match, the former Leganés accompanied Messi and Griezmann as the closing of the trident. Its characteristics resemble those of Gabriel Jesus, a white nightmare this week, since, despite being able to exercise ‘9’, Esbjerg moves perfectly throughout the attack front and can both create spaces, such as occupy them Real Madrid-City could have been a key result for the ownership of Braithwaite in what will be his first great afternoon with the elastic Barca, since the Champions League is out of their competitions. Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale between questionsThe Welshman is a habitual suspect when it comes to unknowns, the German did not get used to such conversations. Kroos had been fundamental throughout the season: after Casemiro, the most used midfielder by Zidane (2,543 minutes). But the surprise jumped by not being included in the eleven of the decisive game against Manchester City. So much the French coach as the player himself have made it clear that there was no physical problem Behind the absence In addition, a suspicious talk with Guardiola fed the talk. The presence of Toni in the Eleven of the Classic would end the rumors, otherwise it would make them fat. Zidane has already removed iron from the matter: “With the substitution of Kroos you don’t have to look for something …”. While Bale used to be the chosen one when the seasons are decided. Thus, if he stayed on the bench against Barça (he already did it in the Champions League), the divorce with Zidane would be greater. Nick Potts / PA Wire / dpa & nbsp; (Nick Potts / PA Wire / dpa) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Luka Jovic, Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale, on the bench in front of the City.Nick Potts / PA Wire / dpa (Nick Potts / PA Wire / dpa)center_img GoalaverageThe lack of parity in recent years in League I took iron from this data. Now, in the hard struggle for the maximum domestic competition in which both contestants are immersed (53-51 in favor of Barça, for now), the winner of goalaverage particular can be key in case of a tie at points at the end of it. The first leg ended with a zero draw that left a loss to defeat in the whites, since the lack of auction cost them two points that with greater aim would have been scored. Without goal, there is no paradiseAnd, as soon as Benzema’s rifle has been descalibrated, the white attack has entered a continuous fallow from which it fails to get out. The Frenchman accumulates 18 goals, but Only two in the last 13 games. In his absence director, No one has taken the scoring responsibility. While it is true that Hazard’s injury is a setback in capital letters, but Jovic, Bale, Vinicius and company have not remedied to the problems of the Madrid avant-garde. The white goal is a cooperative that everyone has been adding. In fact, 34 of the 71 goals of the team bear the signature of defenses (Ramos, with seven, equals Rodrygo, absent, as the second highest producer) and midfielders (Kroos and Modric have five each and Isco is the top scorer of 2020). However, to succeed in the Classic requires a clairvoyance whose absence has cost avoidable defeats (Levante, 1-0) and zero draws that are well worth leagues (Athletic, Betis and even Atleti or Barça himself in the first leg). Benzema needs to recalibrate. Zidane drawingWill you bet on midfielders like in the Super Cup? Will Zidane return to 4-3-3 which was assumed as a default scheme in the design of this new Madrid? Will Bale accompany Benzema upstairs and will there be any victims in the middle of the field? There are many variants that a Zidane has handled that has played with his drawing more than ever. With the mystery of the left side, although the coach Mendy protected in the last league clash due to a threat of sanction, it remains to be seen how the Frenchman places the rest of his men to win his first Classic League in the Santiago Bernabéu. In the first leg, the last question (4-4-2, with Bale) was the winner and Modric was the victim. MoodCommunicating vessels. Neither Madrid nor Barça are to shoot rockets, but the misfortunes of some are the joys of the others. When the Madrid fans were smiling for the poor Barça match against Naples, the Barcelona player did the same, with greater zeal, when Daniele Orsato whistled the end of the round of eighth at the Bernabéu. If for both teams it is a final, a visiting victory would be much more bitter for the locals than the opposite case. How the white set of the fateful final minutes against the City has risen Much of the future of this Classic full of questions will depend.last_img read more

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AFE requests a line of communication with the Ministry, CSD, FEF and LaLiga and protection against ERTES

first_imgDavid Aganzo has informed in these letters that AFE has sent its more than 10,000 affiliates a letter to explain in detail the measures implemented by the Government and to have clear concepts and different ERTES, asking its four interlocutors to take extreme measures to defend the rights of footballers.AFE also calls for the collective labor rights to be guaranteed in a State of Law in which we are, transmitting that the union will denounce any situation that perverts what is exposed in the text of the aforementioned Royal Decree.Our association wants to have information on the position that the Ministry of Culture and Sports, CSD, RFEF and LaLiga will adopt in order to carry out a collaboration strategy in which the rights of the footballers as workers are respected at all times, avoiding making decisions that may be irreversible in different directions. “ David Aganzo, as president of the Association of Spanish Soccer Players, has sent different letters to José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes (minister of Culture and Sports), Irene Lozano (president of the Superior Council of Sports), Luis Rubiales (president of the Royal Spanish Federation of Soccer) and Javier Tebas (president of LaLiga), in which it requests to open a line of fluid communication with all of them so that the union is informed at all times of issues that may currently affect the soccer team.AFE has reported this movement in a statement:“Before the State of Alarm declared throughout the country and Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17, in which extraordinary urgent measures are approved to face the economic and social impact of COVID-19, the president of AFE states in the first place that a State of Alarm does not mean a State of Illegality.last_img read more

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Take Kubo in 11 touches: ham, tattoos, being an astronaut …

first_imgTAKE KUBO IN 11 TOUCHES1. Food. Udon in Japan and Serrano ham in Spain2. Drink. Water3. City. Tokyo4. Movie. Setback5. Actor or actress. Dwayne Johnson (‘The Rock’)6. Singer or group. Passenger7. Hobby. Now read and watch series8. Number of tattoos. Zero9. Friend in soccer. Yoshitake Suzuki10. Idol outside of soccer. My parents11. If I hadn’t been a footballer … Astronaut 26 Take Kubo (18 years old) He was born in Japan, but at the age of 11 he entered the Barcelona youth academy. The mixture of both cultures, the Spanish and that of his native country, are evident in him. And so you can feel in this AS test to the Real Madrid player on loan at Mallorca.last_img read more

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Hazard already plays the ball

first_imgThe postponement of the Eurocopa gives him more marginThis is the progress of the attacker, whose coach, Roberto Martinez, already announced on April 19 in an interview in VTM News that he would soon be able to make a career. That stage has arrived and optimism continues to grow, with due precautions for the bad luck that Hazard has had along its trajectory in the damaged area, with two surgical interventions. At the club they highlight that great spirit that Eden has shown at all times, who was only touched especially on the night he sent him back to the operating room, on February 22 on the visit to Levante. 7 In Belgium, too, there is joy for its great star. From the first moment there was total confidence not only that he would be in the Eurocup, but also that he would reappear with Madrid before the club season ended. Updates from Spain to your country are corroborating it And, released from the pressure of getting ready for the national team tournament after his postponement to 2021, Hazard can focus entirely on being as good as possible for Zidane. Eden Hazard (29 years old) progresses properly. As AS recounted on April 6, the evolution after the operation of the fissure in the right distal fibula, carried out on March 5 in DallasIt has been very good and the Belgian will be available for Zidane when the competition resumesn, presumably in June. His role will then be in the hands of the French coach, who is little given to taking risks and very supportive of gradually incorporating the player who comes out of injury. This newspaper has learned that Hazard started jogging a few days ago and that has been able to touch the ball. The latter is a very important step for the Belgian, who even plays daily with his children in the garden of his house in Madrid. After catching coronavirus from one of the physios that went to his home, telecommuting, With videos for each routine, it has been the best solution.last_img read more

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Bale: “The MLS would interest me”

first_img‘Welsh. Golf. Madrid. In that order’: “I saw the banners that they had shown me weeks before and some images. We made jokes about it. Some colleagues said that, if we classified, after the game we would go look for them and take them. I told them that I was not going to take it.”Psychology in soccer: “No one had noticed the mental part of the sport for many years. If you talked about it it is because you were weak. For a decade there has been more talk, it is better seen. I think people are encouraging players to express their feelings” .The critics: “It is difficult to deal with the pressure, with all the criticisms and negatives of the. If you have been educated well for it and do not give it many laps, you can relax and stay with that you give the best of yourself in the field.” eleven Gareth Bale (30 years old) has spoken on the podcast The Hat-Trick. In the talk, the Welsh player had some insights with his teammates at Real Madrid and has thought about a future in the United States. The MLS: “It is a league that is growing and continues to develop. There are many players who want to go there now. It is definitely something that would interest me. Also, I love going to Los Angeles on vacation. I play golf a lot when I go there.” .Locker room: “In Madrid I talk a lot with Luka (Modric). We knew each other for having been together in Tottenham for five years and we have been here for another seven. So, of course, I get along very well with him. I also talk a lot with Kroos. I get along well with almost all, but, to be honest, specifically with them. “ Although Bale has spoken fondly about MLS, his intention, as AS has said, is to fulfill his contract with Real Madrid. It ends in 2022. The attacker and his family are very happy with their life in Spain. The club, however, wants him to leave, among other reasons for his high salary (14.5 million euros).last_img read more

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WICB praises U19s for ‘making region proud’

first_imgCRICKET:St John’s, Antigua (WICB):West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President, Dave Cameron, is expressing heartiest congratulations on behalf of the board and management to the players and management of the under 19 team which won the ICC World Cup for the first time.Cameron credited the over 15 months of preparation the team underwent, which he thinks “gave them the tools necessary to win the title”.The five-wicket win, Cameron said yesterday, “was intense, but the players showed (the) resilience and patience required to take them through to the very end. “The region is proud this morning of the achievements of this team and we see a clear path to the development of our future stars.”He added: “This was a comprehensive team effort and this is indicative of how we would like to move forward with all categories of our game.”It was a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift to all the people in the Caribbean,” Cameron said, noting that he also wanted to highlight the contribution of the families of the young men.He said the team will be appropriately recognised once they return home.WIPA congratulates teamKINGSTON:The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to the members of the West Indies Under-19 team, on their success at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 in Bangladesh.The present West Indies Under-19 Cricketer of the Year award winner, Shimron Hetmyer, led the team admirably with tactical and strategic execution. Hetmyer, his teammates and the support staff are the first West Indian team to lift the Under-19 World Cup trophy.WIPA President and CEO, Wavell Hinds, said: “These young men played with passion and heart and deserved to be the world champions. They carried the hopes of all West Indians from the first preparation game against Bangladesh right through to the final of the World Cup and did everyone proud.”Hinds continued: “This success augurs well for the future of West Indies cricket and the strong belief many West Indians have that one day West Indies cricket will again rise to the top of world cricket. Congratulations again to all members of the team, including the management and support staff.”last_img read more

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