Roland Garros alarm: “It would be a problem to organize it behind closed doors”

first_imgIf the ATP and WTA They suspended the subsequent tournaments on the calendar earlier this week till April 27 (six weeks within the case of the ATP), a little additional additionally jeopardizes the second Grand Slam of the season. That’s none aside from Roland Garros (Might 24 to June 7), whose celebration is within the air, particularly, considering the most recent statements of Man Overlook, match director.As collected by media similar to ESPN and the portal break level, the French didn’t make clear the longer term scenario of the match due to the coronavirus disaster, though he assessed very negatively that Roland Garros might be performed behind closed doorways: “It would be a problem organizing Roland Garros behind closed doorways. The second the sport is performed, the financial subject will be seen … for that there’s time. We’ll see”. No matter occurs, for Overlook the primary factor in these moments of uncertainty is, above all, the well being of the gamers and followers who come to the match, so the choice made by the well being authorities within the coming weeks will be decisive for the celebration of the Parisian Grand Slam: “I believe first of the well being of the gamers and spectators. We’ll discover all the chances, however, in any case, the choice won’t be of the French Federation. We’ll observe the well being suggestions. “We can have to wait to see if Rafa Nadal can journey to the French capital looking for his 20th higher …last_img

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The preseason, an option to save the furniture

first_imgThe decision was made firmly: Barcelona was not going to make any tour this summer despite the fact that these tours in Asia or America represent a good income for the club’s economy. Now, the situation demands measures that reduce the economic impact that will result from the coronavirus crisis and the option of the tour is back on the table. An option that today would only remotely affect Asia, where Barça has its great sponsors (Rakuten in Japan), where the epidemic seems to be being controlled, quite the opposite than in the United States.At the beginning of the season, Barcelona decided not to carry out any promotional tour for various reasons. From the outset, it would have been done without the majority of the main players in the squad who were planning to play the Copa América, the Eurocopa and the Olympic games this summer. Also, last summer’s experience was disastrous at a sporting level. The official start to the season was disastrous for the Blaugrana and voices from some players were raised in the locker room, criticizing so much travel and so little training. The board noted that.Barça played in Japan and then in the United States in an accumulation of kilometers that prevented the team from training under conditions during a key period. It was the first time that the Catalan entity carried out a preparation period on two continents. Until then, only one continent was visited and tours of Asia and the United States alternated with great economic benefits. Without going any further, in 2017 the match between Madrid and Barcelona played in the summer of 2017 in Miami, the first Clásico played outside of Spanish territory, meant for the Barcelona team an income of 5.7 million euros within the framework of a tour that helped the Catalan club raise 12 million as revealed by Football Leaks. That, by the way, was the last game Neymar played with the Barcelona shirt.Participation in the International Champions Cup tournament, which leads the main European teams to play in Asia and the United States, provides Barcelona with an average of six million euros per participation, without playing against Real Madrid, a fact that reached consider this year.In this sense, the Washington Post published that those responsible for the ICC had contacted Barcelona and Real Madrid to repeat the game in Miami three years later, but in Las Vegas as part of the opening events of Alegiant Stadium, the new sports coliseum in Nevada City, which has cost $ 1.75 billion and is the new home of the American Football Raiders.Given the new economic situation that has paralyzed the sport, Barça is waiting to see how the calendars and once it has been confirmed that there will be no Euro Cup, no America Cup or Games, a space is opened for a preseason that will save, at least in part, the furniture from the economic blow of this health crisis. Although, the option of the United States seems absolutely ruled out.last_img

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Estela, the Madrid CFF Police: “We are working in complete madness”

first_imgThe quarantine for Madrid CFF players has one major exception. Your player Estela Fernández Pablos will not be able to carry it out as she has to fulfill her other profession, that of the National Police. The Madrid footballer, who becomes one of the few players in the First Iberdrola who is not justly complying with confinement, confesses to AS that she is working “in complete madness.” The white attacker has been combining football for three years with her career as a National Police, a profession that he shares with his father, who also instilled in him a passion for soccer. “My father has been an example of life and since he was little he took me to watch his games. While he was playing I took my first steps with the ball,” Estela said. Estela, who also has a law degree, relates in statements to AS that her day to day in this health crisis is being a non-stop, interspersing his Police shifts with the physical training they have given him from Madrid CFF to stay in shape as an athlete. The player, who works at the Parla Police Station, also explains to this newspaper the security measures she is taking to protect herself from COVID-19. “I try to follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health: mask, hand hygiene, protect our eyes, wash our clothes well, or shower as soon as the shift is over. We do not know if it will be enough or we will already be contaminated, but we do what we can,” he says. Estela, which adds: “They are complicated days in which many emotions come together but everything happens and the end is getting closer and closer.”It is not the first hole that the midfielder with an offensive profile of the Madrid CFF, team in which he ended up two seasons ago from Rayo Vallecano. Estela has suffered an injury this course that affected her regularity at the beginning of the course. Already recovered, she was pursuing her best level, the one that led her with ten goals to become top scorer for the Madrid team in the previous campaign. “Soccer is medicine for the head and, of course, this would be something else if I could vent myself with a ball. Now I have to settle for my gym attempt and team video calls, “she highlights about how she is carrying her quarantine, in which she has become yet another heroin to fight COVID-19.last_img

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The 100 facts that will mark the coronavirus season

first_imgSeven months is the time that football has lasted, for the moment, in the 2019-2020 season. The coronavirus has stopped everything in what has been an unprecedented event in the history of football. All this leaves endless intrigues unsolved in a campaign full of mysteries and surprises The less unexpected with some other bad news: Reyes’ death, institutional chaos in Almería and Deportivo and several dismissed prematurely.Surprises were already coming from the same preseason, be it the case of the 3-7 that the Atlético to Real Madrid. With the season already started there were no surprises either: Ansu Fati and Haaland until the dismissal of Valverde as coach of Barcelona. Without falling into oblivion some results the less striking: PSG 3-0 Madrid, Barcelona 2-3 Atlético, Madrid 3-4 Real Sociedad, Liverpool 2-3 Atlético …FIRST DIVISION: unexpected signings, great goals, injury …Hazard to ‘lead’ Madrid. The signing of the Belgian by the white box was the first summer bombing. A transfer close to 100 million with which Madrid intended to forget Cristiano after a blank season.Joao Félix, the summer bomb. No one expected this move from Atlético. 120 million euros came to pay the mattress entity to take over the services of the Portuguese player.Fekir, the random signing of Betis. Preceded by the signing of Boateng by Las Palmas and Barça, Fekir’s transfer by Betis was not far behind either. No one expected this addition.Churches to Betis at the last minute. Borja Iglesias was one of the great protagonists of the previous season after a stint at Espanyol. His signing for Betis was a time bomb that his former team did not like. Athletic hits racism. Iñaki Williams suffered racist screams in Cornellá. A few days later, in an interview, he explained the staff’s agreement to leave the field if it happened again. “We don’t care if they give us up for lost,” he said.SECOND DIVISION: extra-sporting trouble and a close fightA new sheik in Spain. He arrived in Almería, threw out Óscar Fernández, put Pedro Emanuel, signed top names like Darwin Núñez, Appiah or Ante Coric … He finished him off with Guti and the fight for promotion. Total turn of events in the Mediterranean.Málaga suffers the management of Al-Thani. Mess in court, extremely short squad, denied signings … The sheik has starred in one mess after another that has even led LaLiga to question the club’s viability. He’s already away from the club.Fernando Vázquez, the savior of Deportivo. When the club arrived, he was banished and was a Second Division bottom. It soon permeated his character and won over people. He added six wins in a row, before a new slump. But, above all, it returned the illusion in Riazor.The Zozulia Case. One of the controversies of the year was the suspension of Rayo-Albacete because the stands called the striker “Nazi”. Since then, hundreds of explanations, people in favor, many others against … And a game that has not ended yet.The bad luck and consecration of Martín in the Rayo. It has been one of the great anecdotes. The Rayo centerback was sent off three times in his first five games. Then, great performances began to curdle.Guti, the cherry on top of Almería. The former Madrid player landed by surprise in Almería after the selection of the sheik. This is your first big challenge. Setién, new coach of Barça. The arrival of the Cantabrian in exchange for Valverde was a turning point towards a more old-school style. He lost to Madrid, but is first in the League.Great Getafe de Bordalás. Getafe is fifth in the Spanish competition. He has not only made the cut in LaLiga, but also in Europe, beating Ajax.Madrid leaves Barça de Setién touched. The Whites beat Barça 2-0 at the Bernabéu in what was the first Setién-Zidane match in a Clásico.Atleti beat Liverpool. The rojiblanco club gave the surprise in Anfield with a colsal Marcos Llorente in what was the last game of the mattresses. Kluivert, director of quarrying for Barça. The former culé player was named new director of the Barcelona youth team in a period of transition where there were many unknowns.Ramos, almost ended in China. It was a global bomb. But finally, it didn’t happen. The Madrid captain could well have ended in China.Aguirre’s return to LaLiga. Mexican Javier Aguirre starred in one of the most unexpected moments after returning to LaLiga to try to save Lega. Braithwaite, the hidden one of the Barca. No one expected the Leganés striker to finish in the culé set. So far, it has left good feelings.Claiming Oscar at the Lega. The cucumber player, on loan from Madrid, has been key in the growth of Aguirre’s team.Odegaard is crowned at the Royal. Without a doubt, the Norwegian has been one of the great revelations of the season at Real Sociedad.Fede Valverde explodes. The midfielder has managed to reinvent himself and be indisputable for Zidane. A fact that read more

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JRA: “In Spain we do not live more than twenty playing FIFA”

first_imgJavier Romero is a seven-time champion of Spain from FIFA, the soccer video game with which he most competes in eSports, represents the team Falcons, Racing de Santander and the Spanish National Team of this modality.How do you explain to people what your work consists of?It’s about competing at the highest level in the video game I dedicate myself to, FIFA. In addition, I am also an online content creator, something that has become fashionable in the last two years, broadcasting matches and tournaments for my followers.What is a typical professional day like?Normally I usually train three or four hours, but I try not to play every day because I am not saturated. Mentally exhausting playing against another professional, against the best in the world. When I’m in a tournament and we compete Saturday and Sunday the whole day is pretty tiring. On Monday and Tuesday after each tournament I take them off.You have a coach, psychologist, physical therapist …We usually have a coach, someone you trust mainly, who helps us in tournaments. When we are tense and anxious, he is the one who advises us in decision making. The physio is also important, when sitting for so many hours, in my case leaning forward, the lumbar suffers a lot. It is highly recommended to be fit and stretch. Before, I also had a psychologist, more than anything to see how he channeled all the emotions in tournaments. How is the competition of your video game, FIFA20?Each one represents his club, the one that pays us a salary and we generate a base of followers together. Tournaments are normally individual, although there is one tournament per year per team.Does the income of an eSports professional give to live?Perhaps the best in the world does charge a lot, but we do not live as many of them. If I say twenty in Spain, I’m still going. Getting to the top is complicated because there is a lot of competition and requires a significant investment at the beginning of the game.Is there a lot of difference between the most followed eSports games and FIFA?Comparing the best players in those games and FIFA, there are several million euros difference. I would like it to evolve and for team play to be more important. That a game of two against two be developed, for example, and be able to compete in pairs against other clubs.What is the future?ESports are booming and brands have long recognized this. I personally look very good, young and wanting to continue competing. When I finish my career I want to continue working in the sector.last_img

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Inter complicates the signing of Icardi for Juventus

first_imgJuventus and Icardi have been looking for years and in the next transfer market they will try to get together again, with the help of PSG. The French club took the Argentine from Inter on loan, with a purchase option of 70 million, and there the tip adapted well, with 20 goals in 31 games. However, his wish and that of his family is to return to Serie A, although Inter did not make it easy for him. CEO Marotta raised the purchase option price for PSG to 85 million if Parisians will sell the player to an Italian team: Juventus, if they want to get their services, must pay at least this amount.Negotiation is not easy and, therefore, Vecchia Signora studies alternatives: one of those is Arkadiusz Milik, from naples, who has not yet found an agreement to renew his contract that expires in 2021. Those of Turin, first of all, will have to solve the Gonzalo Higuaín case: the directive has decided that the former madridista is out of his plans for the 20/21 season and the player, for his part, would be evaluating not returning from Argentina when he arrives the go-ahead to resume training. Pipita has another year left with the Italian champion team.last_img

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Herbin, historical player and coach of Saint-Étienne, dies

first_imgHerbin he was admitted in a critical condition in the intensive care unit of a hospital center in Saint-Étienne since last Tuesday, April 21, after accusing heart and lung problems.The former Parisian defense, 23 times international with France, developed his entire football career in the Saint-Étienne (1957-72), and took control of the team the same year of his retirement as a player (1972-83).In 1976, reached the final of the European Cup, which the French lost to the Bayern Munich in Hampden Park.In 1983 he left the team, to which he returned between 1987 and 1990. He also directed the Olympique de Lyonto Strasbourgto Red star and at Al-nassr saudi. Cette nuit s’annonce si longue et emplie de tristesse.C’est une part de nous qui s’en va. Notre peine n’a d’égal than the deep admiration that nous lui portons.Robert Herbin resides in jamais dans nos cœurs.A sa famille, l ‘#ASSE adresse ses plus sincères condoléances. pic.twitter.com/5iPDxXygkj– AS Saint-Étienne (@ASSEofficiel) April 27, 2020 The former player and former coach of Saint-Étienne Robert Herbin, who as a coach led the French team to his only European Cup final in the 1975-76 season, He died this Monday at the age of 81 in a hospital in the town where he became an idol, the club from the Department of Loire.last_img

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Barça, Madrid, Atlético and Alavés win at least 80% of the times they start scoring

first_imgThe International Football Observatory (CIES), has prepared a study on how important it is to score the first goal of a game. For this, it has analyzed the league matches of 92 different countries, from January 2015 to December 2019. Based on how those games went, he has extracted the efficiency percentage of those teams (and also of the 92 leagues in general), that is, he has got a good sample of what each club does when it opens the can.The clubs in the world with the highest percentage of victories when opening the scoreboard 3Atletico Madrid12410383.1 oneRed StarSerbia13513096.3 22PSGFrance13812489.9 57Italy1715117568.5 49Manchester CityEngland13211587.1 5Dynamo ZagrebCroatia12811993.0 5Bosnia90968074.8 3Uzbekistan98373875.1 4Ireland85263874.9 56JuventusItaly13111386.3 twentyEibar824858.5 14Valencia976658.0 If we take a look at the league ranking, we see that it is Moldova that leads the table with 80% (463 of 579). To find one of the five big leagues you have to go down to position 31, where the Premier League with 71.1%. The Santander League it is number 48 in this classification with 69.4% (1206 of 1738), followed by the Ligue 1 (51st) of the A series (57th) and of the Bundesliga (67th). 19Spanish885461.4 48Spain1738120669.4 6Seville1037875.7 117Atletico MadridSpain12410383.1 67Germany138894167.8 oneBarcelona13111688.5 Market StallClubMatchesCattle% Market StallClubcountryMatchesCattle% fiftyAjaxHolland11610187.1 4Alaves856880.0 5Valladolid886877.3 7Betis856272.9 8Leganes745371.6center_img 16Real society966466.7 If you look at the table of the Spanish league, just after the podium already mentioned would be Alavés, who has managed to win 80% of the matches in which he has started scoring. In total, he has done 68 of the 85 times the opportunity has been presented. The worst is Eibar, which reflects 58.5% of victories, since he has only managed to win 48 of the 82 games he has started scoring during the five years analyzed.The world’s leagues with the highest winning percentage when opening the scoring 8BenficaPortugal12111292.9 2SheriffMoldova1029694.1 18Celtic865462.8 12I raised775470.1 fifteenOsasuna845767.9 69Bayern MunichGermany11810185.6 Market StallLeagueMatchesCattle% 10Pomegranate795670.9 9Majorca976971.1 17Getafe865766.3 75Real MadridSpain12810985.2 31England1706121371.1 4F91 DudelangeLuxembourg888293.2 The Serbian Red Star is the most effective. Of the 135 occasions in which he has opened the scoreboard, he has ended up winning 130, taking advantage of 96.5% of the times he has started scoring. The first team from one of the five big leagues in the table is the PSG, with 89.9% (124 out of 138), while Barcelona, ​​which is ranked number 30, is the first Spanish with 88.5% (116 out of 131). Real Madrid would occupy the 75th place with 85.2% (109 of 128) and Atlético de Madrid the 117th with 83.1% (103 of 124). The but club of the 92 divisions analyzed is the Central Coast Mariners of Australia, with 37.7% (20 of 53). oneMoldova57946380.0 51France1696117169.0 2Bulgaria96272475.3 3Albirez NiigataSingapore757093.3 elevenVillarreal997070.7 13Athletic Bilbao916369.2 2Real Madrid12810985.2 30BarcelonaSpain13111688.5 The Spanish clubs with the highest percentage of victories when opening the scoreboardlast_img

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WI Women win thriller – Three-run victory eliminates India, seals semi-final spot

first_imgMOHALI, India (CMC): West Indies Women secured a semi-final spot after knocking out hosts India in their Group B game of the Twenty20 World Cup at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here yesterday. Brilliant death bowling by Deandra Dottin in a nail-biting final over spurred West Indies to a three-run win over India. Dottin picked up three wickets and got support from Afy Fletcher, who grabbed two as West Indies choked the Indian chase and prevented them from surpassing their 114 for eight. Earlier, Dottin combined forces with her captain Stafanie Taylor in a 77-run fourth wicket stand after Indian spinners reduced West Indies to 26 for three. Taylor top scored with 57 from 45 balls, including five fours, while Dottin hit 45 off 40 balls, while scoring the same number of boundaries. The two players, known for their aggression, changed styles to accumulate runs from the Indian spinners, including as many as 38 singles to help setup the win. They were the only two batters who stood out since no other West Indian player scored more than six runs. Four wickets fell for 11 runs when the partnership between Taylor and Dottin expired. Harmanpreet Kaur (4-23) and Anuja Patil (3-16), stifled the Windies top order and stunned the lower order. Shamilia Connell gave West Indies the ideal start when she bowled opener Mithali Raj with the first ball of the innings. Dottin, who picked up three for 16 and Fletcher, with two for 15, curbed India’s chase despite a rally in the middle overs. Anuja Patel led with 26 and Jhulan Goswami was run out for 25 after keeping India in the game with an innings that brought them within sight of victory, with 20 needed off the last two overs. Still, West Indies piled on the pressure with impressive fielding that helped them save at least 10 runs. Inspired by a festive crowd, India looked on course again as the third ball of the penultimate over went for a six to bring the target down to 12 off nine balls. With India needing 10 runs from the final over, Dottin resurrected immaculate death bowling skills to leave them short. She removed Ekta Bisht with a yorker, forced the run out of Shikha Pandey and with the penultimate ball of the final over tricked Sushma Verma into lobbing a catch to Taylor.last_img

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Former CONCACAF boss to be sentenced next June

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC): Disgraced former CONCACAF president, Jeff Webb, is set to be sentenced in June next year, after recently pleading guilty to corruption charges in the United States. World Football Insider has reported that Caymanian Webb, who headed the continental governing body for football in North, Central American and the Caribbean, will be sentenced on June 3. Webb recently pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money-laundering conspiracy, charges levelled by United States prosecutors. According to the US Depart-ment of Justice, Webb agreed to forfeit US$6.7 million as part of his plea. A former FIFA vice-president and Executive Committee member, Webb was one of several football officials who was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by Swiss police and subsequently indicted as part of an elaborate racketeering and corruption schemed alleged by the US Department of Justice. He was extradited to the US to face the charges where he pleaded not guilty and was placed on US$10 million bond. The former Cayman Islands Football Association president is currently under house arrest at his home in Atlanta.last_img

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