Zidane will follow yes or yes

first_imgThe coronavirus crisis has forced the Real Madrid leadership to make decisions about planning for next season. The most important affects the bench. As you could know AS, whatever happens from here to the summer, whether or not the rest of the League and Champions are played, Zidane will be the coach of the next project, that of the 2020-21 season. The initial plan of the executives of the Bernabéu noble plant was to wait for the end of the season and take stock according to the final income statement, as has been done in previous courses. If he won the League, the title closest to hand, the French coach would continue safely fulfilling his contract, which ends in 2022. But a double failure in the League and Champions would have opened a range of alternatives that were already beginning to be managed, with Mauricio Pochettino (now without a team) leading that ‘change candidacy’. Zidane and his coaching staff are already looking at 2020-21But the sad consequences of the coronavirus, which now has the squad of the first quarantined team Due to the positive given by Thompkins (a basketball team player who shared common spaces with his soccer teammates in Valdebebas), he has managed to everything is completely reconsidered. Zidane will continue in his position even if the competitions were resumed and Madrid could not win either the League or the Champions, scenario that is not contemplated because there is confidence in recovering Barça the current two points of disadvantage in the eleven days that remain to be played, and more by having won the particular goalaverage at Barça (0-0 at the Camp Nou and 2-0 at the Clásico at the Bernabéu).In fact, Zidane and his coaching staff are already working on planning for next season, although with the logical uncertainties caused by the times, given that in no case will the next League be able to start on the scheduled dates as a result of all the postponements that have led to the momentary suspensions of all competitions. The Marseillaise has to decide which players he does not have for his next project (James, Odriozola, Brahim, Jovic, Mariano or Bale are in that group) and which players do you want to recover or not from the loaned (Lunin, Achraf, Reguilón, Óscar Rodríguez, Odegaard, Ceballos, Kubo and Borja Mayoral). The break in these weeks will allow the coach of the three consecutive Champions to make all these decisions without rushing.last_img read more

The Mutua Madrid Open reinvents itself in a virtual tournament

first_imgThe Mutua Madrid Open, ATP Masters 1,000 that needed to be held from Might 1 to 10 on the Caja Mágica in Madrid, given the impossibility of finishing up the tournament, factors to the style of virtual to face the most effective gamers even when it’s from residence. Will probably be referred to as Mutua Madrid Open Virtual Professional, from April 27 to 30 “The nice stars ATP and WTA might be measured on the Manolo Santana Stadium, recreated in the Tennis World Tour online game with the command of the sport console”, broadcasts the group.The occasion can have an endowment of 150,000 euros for each the female and male crew and the winners will have the ability to resolve the quantity that they provide to the tennis gamers with probably the most financial issues and 50,000 euros in addition to the struggle in opposition to the pandemic. The individuals (16 males and 16 girls) might be introduced subsequent week, In parallel, the group will launch a charity tournament that can face a number of the important content material creators. “Since we introduced that the Mutua Madrid Open couldn’t happen on the scheduled dates, we’ve got labored to convey tennis nearer to the followers”, factors out the tournament director, Feliciano López, tournament director ..The Italian Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP president, highlights the concept: “The Mutua Madrid Open Virtual would be the first on-line tournament on the ATP circuit, providing each gamers andfollowers a new and technique to join with our sport”..Steve Simon, WTA President and CEO. He factors out “that it’s a distinctive and inventive means of involving WTA tennis gamers and their followers”. The organizers’ be aware highlights the WTA’s recognition “for this initiative”. “We hope that virtual play can function a enjoyable supply of leisure till tennis returns, whereas offering alternatives to assist needy gamers.” provides Simon ..last_img read more

Do not lose muscle, the footballer’s challenge in confinement

first_imgThe objective of this control is especially “to maintain muscle mass and not gain a tier. The goal is to maintain an adequate body composition ”. One of the tasks is to adapt a menu for each player based on the parameters provided by the player. Roughly, “The recommendation is to reduce carbohydrates and increase protein, since there is less caloric expenditure.” Even, the coaching staff has given the players a list of home delivery companies so that they do not have to move from home and expose themselves to unnecessary risks, after eight players had tested positive (all are already cured) . The technical bodies have practically not stopped their activity. Especially those members whose work is less visible but just as momentous. Physical trainers, physiotherapists or nutritionists are in charge of this period of confinement so that players, who have already spent a month without stepping on a pitch, do not lose muscle and maintain an optimal physical state to return later with less risk of injury and more close to the previous competitive level.After Jaume Bartrés, physical trainer, explained how parrot players train at home, now Robert Bausells, the nutritionist, gives more details on how they try to prevent the loss of training from transforming into a muscle fall. “We do a daily monitoring with the players through an application. They have to send us the weight every day and the perception they have of fatigue after each training session ”, commented for the official channels of the blue and white club. Obviously, and associated with the deterioration of physical activity, diet tries to reduce physical loss, which on the other hand is inevitable: “We are trying to polish, but this break will affect muscle reduction and fat gain. When we return to the activity it will be seen ”.last_img read more

“If Messi likes Lautaro? We will have to ask him”

first_imgThe technician spoke with La Gazzetta dello Sport, admitting that it seems to him an excellent nine, but admits that he does not know if it is to the liking of Leo Messi and that one would have to ask the ten if it is like this: “Lautaro Martínez is a great footballer. Does Messi like him? We will have to ask him. All good players can attract Barcelona’s interest. There is also the fact that for many playing with Leo represents a great incentive.”La Gazzetta dello Sport ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Cover of La Gazzetta dello Sport from May 1, 2020.La Gazzetta dello Sport 5 The Barcelona is clear that his priority for the next transfer market is Lautaro Martinez. The striker of the Inter Milan is called to be the replacement of Luis Suárez, and while the Italian club is tough in the negotiations asking for 90 million euros plus Arturo Vidal and the transfer of Antoine Griezmann, the Barça coach, Quique Setién, has ruled on the matter. 8 LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of May 1, 2020 He also had time to talk about Fabián Ruizsoccer player Naples the one he had at his command when he sat on the bench of the Betis. He acknowledges that both were very comfortable together and that it has evolved a lot: “I was with him for a year and it was enough to show that he was a great player, of an extraordinary level, that he had enormous potential and he took it out very quickly. He was comfortable with me because I put him where he liked and he did it well” .Arthur stays, Pjanic likes 10 The price of Lautaro’s termination clause will be set at 111 million euros and the new economic crisis makes it very difficult for Barça to tackle that amount. That is why Inter has become serious and demands 90 million in addition to the players mentioned above. In any case, it seems that the negotiations will be long, but the player He already seems to have the yes of what would be his new coach.center_img Do you open the door to Fabián? 10 8 But Setién also took the opportunity to talk about the renewal of Leo Messi, who just today celebrates 15 years of his debut with the first team, in which he scored the first of the 627 goals he has scored so far. He admits that there has been tension in recent months, but that his brush with the directive has already been left behind: “Messi will not leave. He and Barcelona will always be united. It is like that. Leo has been at Barça for twenty years and nobody could explain a situation of rupture. It is normal for things to happen in big clubs and for there to be conflicts, but they are resolved. “ On the other hand, Setien spoke of the rumors that have placed Arthur outside the azulgrana orbit. The coach supports the midfielder’s decision to stay to try to succeed in the Barcelona: “I speak to managers very often and nobody has told me anything about it. Among other things, Arthur has already said twice that he wants to stay at Barça and I understand it perfectly. I would think the same thing instead. He would not leave a team like this, not even the possibility of having the best player in the world at your side. “ He finally recognized that he likes the Bosnian game of Juventus, Miralem Pjanic, which sounded for Barça precisely in the aforementioned rumors about Arthur: “Pjanic is another excellent player, but today it is risky to talk about the market.”last_img read more

Upamecano’s agent hints that he will not leave Leipzig

first_imgThe veteran agent insists on an virtually apocalyptic state of affairs wherein the “finish {of professional} soccer” may come if the video games that stay to be performed in Germany and in the primary European Leagues are not performed. A panorama that impacts Upamecano when a key summer time in his profession arrived. With a contract solely till 2021 at Leipzig, it was time to have the pan by the deal with. Actual Madrid and Bayern had been very , as revealed by AS, and a doable duel between the 2 for the Upa, however uncertainty has modified that roadmap.Neither Munich nor Zidane at the moment are essentially the most viable choices and Upamecano might be doomed to renew for one 12 months extra in Leipzig ready to see how the market is in 2021, when he would nonetheless be 22 years outdated. The doable discount in his switch that Leipzig can be keen to simply accept may not even take impact. With the Upamecano choice more and more distant, all the things signifies that Zidane will need to go to different prospects or renew your religion in Militao after a disappointing first 12 months as a Actual Madrid participant. The way forward for Dayot Upamecano it spins and spins like a spinning high and the previous few stumbles appear to be they’re going to leave you in Leipzig. The French he is the central defender that Zidane likes However the market turmoil as a result of coronavirus is throwing to the bottom their need to leave that membership. That is what your agent has hinted at, Volker Struth. “I do not foresee large transfers subsequent summer time, nor with Upamecano”, assured in Sport1 the again row consultant, who additionally handles Kroos affairs.last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgMore support for FIFA candidate InfantinoGENEVA (AP):Gianni Infantino is having the best week of any FIFA presidential candidate for public pledges of support to succeed Sepp Blatter, and got South America on his side on Thursday.The 10-nation body known as CONMEBOL said in a statement that its executive committee agreed to give the UEFA general secretaryunanimous support in the February 26 election.On Monday, Infantino was backed by the seven federations from Central America, and Trinidad and Tobago also endorsed him on Thursday despite mistakenly referring in its video message to him as “Giovanni” Infantino.Infantino can count on a big majority of the 53 members in Europe – already giving him more than 70 of the 209 FIFA votes if public promises hold up in the polling booths in Zurich.A two-thirds majority of eligible voters is required to win in the first round, and a simple majority will clinch the presidency in subsequent rounds.English FA boss leaving over reformsLONDON (AP):The English Football Association chairman, who set the national team a target of winning the World Cup by 2022, is leaving in July.Greg Dyke announced yesterday that he will not stand for re-election this year because of friction which he expects will result from attempts to modernise the FA’s decision-making structures.”I had already decided that if no reform was possible, I was going to leave anyway this summer, a position I had shared with a number of colleagues,” Dyke said. “What I now see is that even if we get the reform through, which will be a difficult and divisive process, although essential, I am probably not the best person to pick up the pieces following the inevitable discord.”Since arriving at the FA in 2013, the former BBC director general has been trying to ensure that England has a pool of players capable of turning England into World Cup winners for the first time since 1966.Dyke has also been a leading critic of Sepp Blatter at FIFA.Sri Lanka recall FernandoCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Fast bowler Dilhara Fernando has been surprisingly recalled by Sri Lanka after more than three years out, for three Twenty20 matches against India next month, Sri Lanka Cricket said yesterday.The 36-year-old Fernando last played for Sri Lanka in July 2012.Sri Lanka Cricket says Dinesh Chandimal will lead the team as Lasith Malinga is out injured.Seniors Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, and seam bowler Nuwan Pradeep will also miss the series due to injuries.The series, preparation for the World Twenty20 which will also be held in India, begins on February 9 in Pune.Squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Seekuge Prasanna, Milinda Siriwardana, Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Asela Gunaratne, Chamara Kapugedera, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilhara Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Binura Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake and Jeffrey Vandersay.last_img read more

Arnett looking to make most of Carib Club champs

first_imgJamaican football clubs have made it no secret that participating in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship is a very tall demand in terms of expenses.In 2014, the same problem resulted in Waterhouse missing the tournament’s second round, while last season Montego Bay United, in their tournament debut, also expressed difficulties in meeting the financial requirements to compete in the regional tournament.However, both clubs agree that the exposure, experience and other benefits are priceless.Arnett Gardens Football Club president, Patrick Roberts, whose club is currently in the Dominican Republic to contest Group Four of the first round, share similar sentiments.”It’s (preparation) not difficult to organise. What is difficult is getting the resources. When you have resources there is no difficulty, but the difficult part is to get the resources you need,” Richards said.”You want to carry additional players but you can’t, you have to limit the players because of the resources, because just fares for a trip of this nature go into three to four millions. But we have an obligation and wherever the slack is we have to make it up. But it was difficult,” he said.Roberts explained that when they assessed everything, the opportunities and benefits were too enormous for them to miss the event.”The benefit is exposure for the players, so hopefully someone watching the game will like your players and make contact. It also gives the players a different level of preparation, because we are at the back end of our season so it helps the players to prepare for international competition.”It is a different approach, but that is the route we have to go, we have to go and see what these teams are made of. We have not known them or what type of football they play,” he noted.”Expectations are high. For most of the players this is their first experience at this level and they are definitely anticipating it. They want to take it to the next level and go as far as they can in the region,” he said.Arnett will play in Group Four of the tournament at the Estadio Felix Sanchez in Santo Domingo, from March 2 to 6.They play their opening game against Haitian club America Des Cayes tomorrow, then face Notch of Suriname of Friday, before wrapping up their fixtures against Atletico Pantoja on Sunday.last_img read more

TTCB president not on board with decision

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board president, Azim Bassarath, says he disagrees with the decision to sack Denesh Ramdin as Test captain and hopes the move is not part of any plan to target Trinidadian players. The outspoken West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) director also said he was not a part of the WICB directors’ teleconference last Wednesday when the decision to remove Ramdin was ratified. Ramdin was on Friday axed after just 15 months in charge and replaced by one-day skipper, Jason Holder, a recommendation from selectors which the WICB said had been “endorsed unanimously” by directors during the teleconference. But Bassarath told the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday he had not attended the meeting because of his commitments as a returning officer for Monday’s General Elections here. He also contended that Ramdin should have been allowed to lead the squad on the tour of Sri Lanka starting next month, so selectors could further assess his performance. “I think we should have given him another opportunity to tour Sri Lanka as captain and then look at his performance if the selectors had a problem,” Bassarath was quoted as saying. “What is shocking to me is that earlier this year, Denesh led the team against England and we came away with a credible draw. “Against Australia we lost 2-0, but I didn’t think he performed that badly with the bat that he deserved being dropped. I am disappointed that the selectors came up with that recommendation. Very, very disappointed.” The 30-year-old Ramdin, who took over from Darren Sammy as Test captain in May last year, led West Indies in 13 Tests – winning four, losing seven and drawing two. During that time, he managed 472 runs at an average of 22 and a highest score of 57. Bassarath said he hoped Trinidadian players were not being specifically targeted because of their alleged role in last year’s controversial abandoned tour of India. “I am hoping the (WICB) president (Dave Cameron) is not part of this move to spite and victimise Trinidad and Tobago players because of what transpired in India where Dwayne Bravo was captain and it is alleged that some of the Trinis were leading the charge,” Bassarath said. “I hope it also does not have anything to do with Baldath Mahabir and the TTCB not supporting Mr Cameron for the presidency of the WICB. I would hate to think it has reached that level where the TTCB, which was considered the best territorial board in the Caribbean – and I still think we are – that we are treated in this manner.” He added: “I would not sit down idly by as a WICB director and allow any victimisation and vindictiveness creep into West Indies cricket.” Bravo was last December sacked as one-day captain and replaced by Holder, and also dropped from the one-day squad for South Africa and the subsequent World Cup. Fellow Trinidadian Kieron Pollard was also axed from the one-day squad. VERYDISAPPOINTEDlast_img read more

Another thrower as Athlete of the Year

first_img Strong throws While Dibaba ran a tactical race at the World Championships, Wlodarczyk confirmed her record form with history’s second and third throw over 80m with her winner taping out to 80.85 metres. She had another one measured at 80.27m. Last year, New Zealander Valerie Adams became the first thrower to win the IAAF Athlete of the Year Award. Wlodarczyk could follow Adams into history this year. When one athlete has the three performances of all time and the world title in a single season, it’s hard to ignore. Some may feel that Wlodarczyk was a little unlucky last year. While Adams is a great champion, Wlodarczyk had a super 2014 season, including the European title and a world record of 79.58 metres. By contrast, Adams produced shorter putts than in previous seasons. In fact, the respected US publication, Track & Field News, named Wlodarczyk, and not Adams, as its female Athlete of the Year. A slow return from surgery forced Adams to miss the World Championships and she isn’t in contention for the Award this season. Dibaba did brilliantly well as her record run dislodged a mark set in a dream 1993 campaign by Qu Yunxia of China. No one had come closer to Yunxia’s miraculous run until Dibaba. The Ethiopian and the Pole are the only women to set world records this year, but Dibaba did lose over 5000 metres. That reversal, a bronze medal finish at the World Championship, might tip the scales. If it does, Wlodarczyk could be the second female thrower to be IAAF Athlete of the Year. On the other hand, there probably won’t be too many complaints if Dibaba wins. After all, she was super in 2015. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980. It was headline news when Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia broke the 1,500-metre world record in Monaco with a super run of three minutes, 50.07 seconds. When she took the gold medal in the 1,500m at the World Championships in Beijing, she became a prime candidate for the 2015 Athlete of the Year Award. However, she won’t be the only candidate when the deliberations begin. Some familiar names spring to mind. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce lost just once in the 100 metres, clicked off the three fastest times of the year, 10.74, 10.76 and 10.79 seconds and swept to victory in Beijing. Allyson Felix also won in Beijing, crowning an undefeated season in the 400m with a personal best of 49.26 seconds. Tianna Bartoletta, the Beijing long jump winner, might be under consideration, too, because she has impressive credentials. In Beijing, she produced the longest jump of the year – 7.14 metres – in the final to defeat a fine field. Despite those accomplishments, Dibaba’s prime rival for the Athlete of the Year Award is probably a hammer thrower. Anita Wlodarczyk, the blonde Pole who extended her own world record to 81.08 metres before the world’s best congregated in Beijing. Sensationally, that was the first throw ever over 80 metres.last_img read more

MBU end Reno’s unbeaten streak in western derby

first_img first goal WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay United yesterday defeated FC Reno 2-1 in their Red Stripe Premier League western derby football match at Frome Sports Complex behind a brace from striker Dino Williams, to inflict the first league loss in six matches for Michael Graham’s men. It was a derby with a little of everything involved: yellow cards – four of them to be exact – crunching tackles, missed chances and, of course, the main ingredient, goals. And at the end, the visitors broke the hearts of their hosts. Montego Bay United swept into the top spot in the standings on 13 points, the same as Portmore United, but with a superior goal difference, while FC Reno dropped one spot to third. Williams struck his first goal in the 29th minute to cancel out Roshane Sharpe’s sixth-minute goal for Reno, then shattered Reno’s plans with an 86th-minute poacher’s goal. Sharpe profited from a defensive error that was initiated by goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett, who bowled the ball out to his central defender, Cardel Simpson, who had difficulty controlling the ball. Then, in an attempt to clear the ball, it took a deflection into the path of Williams, who picked his spot to open the scoring. Reno goalkeeper Ashek Taylor mishandled a Williams shot from just outside the area and the ball slipped through his hands and legs and over the line to make the score 1-1. Williams added insult to injury when he popped up to poke the ball home in the 86th for Montego Bay’s go-ahead goal, to seal the victory. “They jumped on us early with that goal, but we fought back to level things up. I thought we played a really sound game today (yesterday) to earn the win,” MBU coach Tim Hankinson said. He reasoned that his team needs to tighten up defensively if they are to avoid conceding cheap goals and stayed clear of blaming goalkeeper Barrett for the goal. Michael Graham, the Reno coach, was left bitterly disappointed, but noted he was pleased with aspects of the performance. “We are already looking to the next match. I think although we conceded late on to lose this game, we played well,” Graham said.last_img read more