Rivaldo: “Sarabia has to understand that he is at Barça”

first_img“Sarabia has to understand that he is in Barcelona, ​​a team that attracts a lot of attention. That is why you have to be extremely careful with your behavior. He is not in any club, he is in a great club like Barcelona and these things can alter the internal environment of the squad, “said the Betfair ambassador.Rivaldo not only transmitted these exhortations to Sarabia, but also “to all the staff and staff members who are on the bench. It is crucial to avoid repeating something like this. Especially now, that the cameras will be more attentive than ever, “advised the Brazilian.“Ronaldinho does not deserve what is happening to him”Finally, Rivaldo wanted to have words of encouragement for Ronaldinho, companion of the Brazilian team with which he won the 2002 World Cup and a personal friend. The Gaucho is being held in Paraguay for the alleged use of a false passport. “It is obvious that I am very saddened by everything that is happening with Ronaldinho. All of this is bad for his reputation as the great soccer idol he is. He does not deserve it“said the Betfair ambassador.In his words he also showed prudence. “Only when I talk to him and his brother will I know what has happenedBut naturally, as a friend and colleague, I refer to his version and try to understand why he had an allegedly false passport. “ Rivaled, a legend of FC Barcelona and Betfair ambassador, has praised the feat achieved by Atlético de Madrid by eliminating Liverpool in the Champions League and qualifying for the competition’s quarterfinals. A feat that the Brazilian fundamentally places on the shoulders of his coach.“Simeone has an important part of responsibility in Atlético’s classification. He is one of the best coaches in the world and empowers his players so much, that makes them reach their limits … and even beyond“Rivaldo began to value.”The team always plays highly motivated and focused when Cholo is close. It transmits strength and desire to the players and they respond by achieving feats that few believe they can achieve, “he complimented the Argentine, against whom he faced many times as a player.Rivaldo even believes that Simeone is responsible for Liverpool’s current losing streak. “When Atlético won in Spain, their free fall began. You could say that he has had a great influence as a stumbling block, “added the Betfair ambassador.“Sarabia has to moderate her behavior”Winner of the Ballon d’Or in 1999, Rivaldo also took the opportunity to pull Eder Sarabia’s ears and his behavior in the Classic, when he was hunted by the cameras, harshly criticizing the Barça players.last_img read more

Leipzig train again

first_imgLeipzig has returned to training this Friday after a week of rest forced by the coronavirus under strict measures that prohibit the physical contact of the players, they force work in “small groups” and to change clothes in “separate changing rooms”. The information, revealed by Kicker magazine, has been confirmed by the club in the words of its sports director, Markus Krösche, who assures that they are “training with individual ball exercises”, he told Sky Sports.Nevertheless, the entity has not announced in its official channels the return to work. Leipzig, brand-new quarterfinalist of the ‘Champions League’ after eliminating Tottenham, is the first Bundesliga team to return to activity. The domestic competition will be suspended until April 2, but Leipzig has preferred to return to action minimizing contact between its players. The staff of the German team was changed into separate rooms where they usually rest, some rooms for own use, and later they took a shower without going through the changing room, also in these facilities. Many of them ate in their rooms and others took the food to their homes.. Leipzig’s early response has surprised many fans. High rates of infection (19,865 infected) have made Germany the fourth country in the world with the most COVID-19 patients after China, Italy and Spain. In total, 53 Germans have died from this disease since the pandemic began.last_img read more

Igor Gomes, the new Kaká, on Real Madrid’s radar

first_img“He has a Real Madrid face,” they tell this newspaper from the most direct environment of the young footballer, boasting his style of play, very similar to that of Kaká, who also left Sao Paulo (in fact, he was represented, in the beginning, by Wagner Ribeiro himself). “The comparisons are not good, it is too much pressure for him,” Kaka himself recently said about the tricolor playmaker. “But yes, it’s true, he often reminds me of me in his game.”Igor Gomes was present with the Brazilian team in the last South American U-20 played in Chile a year ago team where coincided with Madrid player Rodrygo, for which Madrid paid 40 million euros to Santos. Before he came Vinicius by 45, from Flamengo, and then Reinier, by 30, also from Flamengo. Igor Gomes costs 50. At the moment, for Madrid it is only a possibility that is open. Madrid has not yet made an official move for him. You are just monitoring while you are awaiting events. If he wanted to take the step, he would have a predominant position, since the player’s representative is Wagner Ribeiro, one of the head agents of the white entity in Brazil, the man who brought Robinho and who has served as a link, in recent years between Neymar, his father and Madrid. He was about to bring Neymar in 2013 at the Bernabéu. He even managed to manage Neymar’s own image with a company, 9Ine, of which he shared the property with Ronaldo Nazario.FRANCK FIFE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Kaka, in a recent image.FRANCK FIFE (AFP) In his strategy of signing young values ​​from across the pond, especially from Brazil, with the intention of finding the new Neymar at an affordable price, Real Madrid has on its radar, as AS has learned, Igor Gomes, Sao Paulo attacking midfielder who just turned 21. He is one of the players that Juni Calafat scouts in that area of ​​Brazil are following closely. The problem is that its termination clause is too high, 50 million euros (much, more for the times that run by the coronavirus) and that there are other teams, including Barcelona and Sevilla, or Ajax Dutch, who have shown a formal interest in the footballer. But Madrid could enter the bid at any time.Despite playing in Sao Paulo, Igor Gomes, whom it begins to be known as “an improved Kaka in the country’s sports programs”, is born in Rio de Janeiro. He joined the São Paulo team when he was 14 years old. His promotion by the sub-17 and sub-20 team was meteoric until he debuted with the first team, with whom he has played 44 professional matches and has scored 5 goals. It has not yet been an absolute international. Its good performance the Sao Paulo signed him last September until 2023 with a withdrawal clause for European teams of 50 million euros.last_img read more

The ‘miracles’ of Tercera

first_imgThe Royal Spanish Football Federation proposed yesterday an alternative to close the 2019-20 season in Second B, Third, lower categories, women’s football and futsal. In it, he eliminated the declines, ended the regular season and did consider a Playoff promotion still to be defined. The measure has to be approved by the territorial federations in the next dates, but if it is finally confirmed, it would give wings to clubs condemned to the abyss, which would receive an unsuspected opportunity.Although the measure has been criticized by authorized voices, by punishing those who are close to reaching the goal or by complicating the coming seasons, many other clubs have received it as an oxygen cylinder. Looking at the Second B and Third Division classifications, there are obvious examples:–The Villegas. Group XVI of the Third Division, corresponding to La Rioja, has a great battle at the top between SD Logroñés and Varea. The lower part is more uneven and has the worst bottom in the entire category. Villegas has only seven points, has won two games throughout the season, has scored 13 goals and has received a whopping 101. His descent was virtual and not even a miracle saved him from burning … The club has not pronounced, although it seems complicated that it is against it.–The Valdivia. The Extremaduran group, led by Villanovense, also has an outstanding bottom: Valdivia. He has not conceded as many goals, but has only been able to win one match. With 30 points to go, he was 22 from the fourth down the queue. Impossible to save. Now they would receive a new opportunity to demonstrate that they are capable of doing the same thing on the field of play as on the console. The club was recently crowned champion of the charity tournament organized by Group XIV clubs.–The Fontellas. It is not as drastic as those previously exposed, but the bottom of the Navarrese group also had it very difficult to save the category. With 13 points in 27 days, he had to, at least, double his score in the eleven final appointments to be eligible for permanence. The penultimate, the Club Deportivo Baztán, also had to row against the current. The profession is carried inside and no one has spoken about the federative news.–The CE Esporles. It is not so far from its rivals for the permanence, but a victory in 23 days and only 14 goals in favor left the permanence in feat. Unlike other cases, the Balearic club has shared the news from the RFEF, although it has not made evaluations in this regard. Before the crisis of # COVID19 The RFEF proposes in its statement this afternoon the following:▪ End the season expressly ❌, without decreases ⬇▪ Play only Promotion Playoff ⬆, single match🆚 and on neutral field 🏟.Sanseros what do you think of this proposal? https://t.co/rit3t0zBN8– UD Sanse (Stay on 🏘) (@UDSanse) April 14, 2020He Tudelano, to seven of the permanence; he Hercules, in a gray season; or the Villarrobledo, far from maintaining the category, are other examples. Anyway, the idea has not left anyone indifferent. Castellón or Unión Deportiva Logroñés, leaders of their groups, have also publicly positioned themselves against that the regular season doesn’t end. They already had their presence in the Playoff guaranteed, but even so, they do not support the circular of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.See the Second Division B rankings. –Alhaurin de la Torre. The Andalusian club was saved last season despite massive declines from Group IX of the Third Division. This year, things were not going as planned and the team closed the classification with 13 points and a total of 74 conceded goals. By far the worst on the table in this regard. Striking: the group has gone from eight descents to none and Alhaurín de la Torre is one of the great beneficiaries.–Villaverde. It is not one of the worst bottoms, far from the Third Division, but the Madrid group is governed by maximum equality. With 19 points, 33 of Alcobendas, San Fernando or 34 of Moratalaz or El Álamo seemed unattainable in ten days.–Beniganim. In a similar case to Villaverde, the Valencian club has 16 points, an insufficient figure compared to the high level shown by the teams that are ahead in the classification. Doubling his score in ten days to fight to save himself seemed like an impossible mission.Consult the Third Division classifications.The ‘miracles’ in Second Division BThey’re not that drastic, but the occasional Second B club has seen in this federal proposal the opportunity to stay with the best one more season. In addition, the reform of the coming competition could favor them when taking a step forward in search of permanence. Sanse is one of the most striking cases. With 19 points, he was fifteen from the PlayOut zone with ten days to go. Perhaps with an ironic touch, they launched this question on networks: “Sanseros, what do you think of this proposal?“last_img read more

Lucas Vázquez and his future in Madrid: “I want to retire at the club, but you never know …”

first_imgLucas Vázquez (28 years old) has given an interview to The Guardian in which he talks about his confinement, his titles with Real Madrid or his future. He wants to continue on target, as reported by AS, but if it is not possible he is seduced by the Premier … Return next week: “This is good news. Little by little the numbers have dropped and there is hope that we can return to normal.”Quarantine: “It is a strange feeling. We are used to competing, training, traveling, being together every day, 30 people, all the time. And now you are with yourself. Madrid sends us daily routines so that the loss of group sessions has least impact possible. “ Entertainment: “I read nutrition books, I watch series and, above all, I am with my son, who does not leave me alone. I am enjoying that part of all this. I also study English. I already have a base and I watch series, I read a little, I study grammar … I’ve been doing it for a year and a half. “Madridism: “My dream is to retire in Madrid, but in football you never know. When I was little, I always watched the Premier with my brother. He was, and is, very attractive: good football to play, that would adapt well to my characteristics and my personality”.His legendary penalty in the Milan shootout: “To be honest, I wasn’t shitting myself because I wasn’t fully aware of what was at stake. People ask me why I wanted to throw it away. I was convinced that I would score and I thought ‘why not?’. From midfield I went to the area thinking ‘mark it, mark it, mark it’. I did not know exactly where I would throw it, I like to wait. It depends a little on the movement of the goalkeeper and, if he does not move, to hit him hard and wish him to go inside. “Success: “Never, not even in my wildest dreams, did I think this. Looking back, it seems unreal. Three Champions, a League … Amazing. And I would love to do it again.”The return of football: “The most important thing is that we have to be responsible. If we can play, with the appropriate security measures, we would all love to end the season. It would be good for people, for society: for two hours they would not be thinking only of the virus. Football brings happiness. “center_img 17last_img read more

Taylor gives Bucknor ‘the chills’

first_imgAs members of Calabar High School’s track and field team gathered on the National Stadium’s blue mondo on Saturday to celebrate a historic fifth straight hold on the Mortimer Geddes trophy, one image stood out among the revelry.Sprinter Christopher Taylor, who, of course, played a major role in Calabar’s 26th ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title, was understandably the centre of attention, with hordes of teammates, fans and officials clamouring for photographs with the young star.However, it was the few minutes he shared with one of his school’s greatest Champs icons, Richard ‘Jabba’ Bucknor, that stood out, as a Calabar giant of the past and the Lions’ newest hero stood side by side for the first time, in a ratheral literal timeline of Calabar excellence.SETTINGRECORDSTaylor set records in the Class Two boys’ 400m (46.33) in the heats and the 200m (20.80) in the semi-finals, before returning to win gold in both events. Adding the 4x100m gold and a smart 45.3 anchor leg run, which led Calabar to a title-underlining 4x400m relay Open win over the Akeem Bloomfield-anchored Kingston College.It was a run that impressed Bucknor so much, that the two-time Olympian was compelled to make his way from his seat in the grandstand to the track, for a chance to meet the youngster he considers to be the future of Jamaican sprinting.”This young man (Taylor) puts a chill on me. I don’t have my voice any more. That race that he ran; that last leg, I will put this down as the best mile relay I have ever seen or witnessed ever in Jamaica,” said Bucknor, who represented Jamaica in the 110m hurdles at the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games in Seoul and Barcelona, respectively.That’s a huge compliment coming from a man that in his time was seen as one of the island’s brightest talents.At the 1986 Boys’ Championships, two years before his first Olympics, Bucknor, who is widely considered as one of the greatest Jamaican high school track and field athletes ever, had his own magnum opus.DOMINANTDISPLAYIn a dominant display, Bucknor ran 50.53 in the 400m hurdles – a record that would stand for two decades – in addition to claiming the 110m hurdles and helping Calabar to a win over the highly fancied Camperdown High team of that time in the 4x100m, before running a leg on his team’s gold medal-winning 4x400m relay team.Calabar, coached then by the legendary Herb McKenley, would go on to win the 1986 championships, breaking a Clarendon College spell of two straight wins and three in the previous four championships.Currently living in Texas, USA, where he went to college, Bucknor told The Gleaner that he decided to return to Jamaica for Champs as a part of his 50th birthday celebration and also for the chance to see his school win a fifth straight title – a feat they had never managed before.”It brought back a whole lot of memories and amazing feelings witnessing this in the stands, I mean just seeing that final race and just seeing a Class One man giving it his all and then having a youngster – I won’t say put him in his place; but the boy showed us all what it’s like to be an athlete in Jamaica, you have to come hard every single time no matter who you are running against,” Bucknor said.”I wanted to see this happen, Calabar winning a fifth straight title. This is history and I’m a part of history and back in the day I never had the experience of just being a spectator in the stand so today in the stand with all the fans and just the way everyone was, the way everyone came together, was simply amazing!”He wouldn’t leave without a world of advice for young Taylor.”Stay healthy and as my old coach Herb McKenley used to tell me, stay away from all the women dem,” he laughed.”Seriously though, he has a great future ahead of him, he has some great advisers around him and if the country comes around and keeps him in check, we are going to have another Usain Bolt on our hands pretty soon.”last_img read more

Ronaldo Brown aiming to fire Jamaica College to 2015 titles

first_imgJamaica College (JC) forward Ronaldo Brown said he will be looking to lead the defending champions’ goal scoring charge in their title defence this year, and hopefully surpass ‘idol’ Junior Flemmings’ 20 plus goals last season. Brown is now in his second season at Jamaica College, and has notched three goals so far this season. He moved to JC last season from Holy Trinity High, but did not land a regular starting role due to more seasoned players in that team. This year, however, he is among coach Miguel Coley’s main go-to players for the goals needed to defend the Manning Cup, Olivier Shield and FLOW Super Cup titles. He stepped up with a vital brace in the 24th and 86th minutes for JC on Monday, which saw them beat Clan Carthy High 4-0. “It is an amazing feeling to score two goals today,” Brown said on Monday while noting that he idolises Flemmings, who captained and led JC’s scoring charge last season. Building own legacy “I idolise Flemmings, and Coach has called on me to step up and get goals like he did for our school. We are a championship team, and I am trying to build my legacy without being under pressure of living up to his name,” (Flemmings’) Brown added. Meanwhile, coach Miguel Coley said his team is shifting and changing, and he is trying to put the pieces in place as the season progresses. They will next play Tivoli High at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in West Kingston, tomorrow. “We are looking better and better and that is good for us. We have to work on our finishing and keep our noses in front, and continue working hard,” stressed Coley, who is also the assistant coach for Jamaica’s senior Reggae Boyz.last_img read more

What to know

first_imgn JC are defending championsn STGC may be without captain Shevon Stewartn JC may be without coach Miguel Coleyn JC has scored six Super Cup goals and conceded onen STGC has scored 11 Super League goals and conceded threen STGC’s Alex Marshall leads thecompetition with six goalslast_img

Plucky Dinthill could spoil STETHS’ party

first_imgWestern Bureau:After a long, often frustrating 34-year wait, Dinthill Technical now have the chance to once again play for the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup title, when they clash with St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) in this afternoon’s final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex at 4:30 p.m.Much is riding on this one, as Anthony Patrick, in his first year as head coach of Dinthill, will be on the cusp of joining an elite set of coaches – Jackie Walters, Oliver Clue and Frank Brown to have won both the daCosta and Manning Cups, but for him the focus should rightly remain on his players.”It’s really about them. If we play our game and win the final against STETHS, everybody associated with Dinthill will be happy. That is what we are hoping for,” coach Patrick said.”It is their good side against our good side. Anything can happen, but we are very happy to be here and want to do our best. We want to win and is going out there to win,” he added.According to Patrick, his team has what it takes and have been preparing all season for this moment.He said that as far back as in April, along with assistant coach Curtis Hamilton, the team’s management, the entire school have been in support of their dreams.”Everyone has played a part in us reaching this far, but my hat is off to the players. They have given all to this moment. Confidence is right where we want it to be and it’s a good feeling,” the coach said.As well it should be. With the prodigious talent of Rodave Murray in full swing, he has one of the most lethal strikers in the game. They will need him and the team’s tenacity to be crowned champions. Murray has 27 goals to his name.Not to mention goalkeeper George Brown, whose efforts between the posts has been underrated to say the least. Brown has been a tremendous part of Dinthill’s march to the final and will be called upon this afternoon to once again be the wall to stop Michael Kerr and company from scoring.”Big Brown is a huge part of our success. I think he is the best at the position in his age group,” stated Patrick.”But football is a team sport, so all our players have been impressive. Now we must take it to the STETHS team to win,” he said.- Paul Clarkelast_img read more

Javon Francis focused on Olympics, not records

first_imgFor two and a half months last season, Javon Francis was just one stride away from the five-year-old national 400-metre record of 44.40 seconds. Then national teammate Rusheen McDonald blasted the record to 43.93 in the heats of the World Championships in Beijing. Now, with the Olympic Games on the horizon, Francis is happy for McDonald, but says he isn’t chasing records. His focus is on the Games. The former Calabar High School standout just missed the World Championships final last year in Beijing, China, and wants to improve on that at the Olympics. “Right now, I’m staying focused, trying to make the final this year,” he said quietly, but confidently earlier this week. He wishes his national relay teammate well, and noting McDonald’s troubles with injuries, he said: “I hope he stays injury-free. Rusheen is a good guy.” Francis emphasised: “I’m just going to work hard. I’m not going after any record. Records come, records go. “I just want to try to stay focused for the Olympics,” he reiterated, “and just go out there and do my best and represent my country to the fullest.” Now a repeat semi-finalist at the World Championships, the Michael Clarke-coached Akan Track Club athlete bettered his old personal best in 2015. That mark was his 2014 Boys’ Championships Class One record run of 45.00 seconds. Last year, he sprinted past that time on five occasions, with his fastest clocking – 44.50 – coming with McDonald not far behind in 44.60 seconds on June 13 inside the National Stadium. That was McDonald’s lifetime best until his destruction of the national record held by Jermaine Gonzales.last_img read more