Germany FIFA member thinks Qatar World Cup 2022 will be blocked for heat issues

first_img Sport EN CEST Germany FIFA member Theo Zwanziger thinks that the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar, because of the high temperatures.  “That is not something that FIFA executive committee members will want to be responsible for.” “Medical experts say that they cannot accept responsibility for a World Cup taking place under these conditions. Zwanziger told Sport Bild: “I personally believe that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar. “They may be able to cool the stadiums but a World Cup does not take place only (in the stadiums). Fans from all around the world will be coming and travelling in that heat and the first life-threatening case will trigger an investigation by a state prosecutor. Upd. at 17:50 22/09/2014last_img read more

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is a target for Bayern Munich

first_img Wolfsburg’s Belgian international Kevin de Bruyne is also a target for Bayern. Miguel Perez The German club are preapring a big offer for him, with Claudio Pizarro set to be knocked off the wage bill.  16/04/2015 And according to the newspaper Bild, they are already prowling the market for ways to improve the squad.  CEST Domination in the Bundesliga has not been followed up by performances in Europe, something which will worry those at the Bavarian club.  Upd. at 16:49 Griezmann in having a fantastic season in La Liga and he is one of the most sought after players in Europe, with Bayern, for a while now, the side most interested in his services.  Julen Lopetegui side’s 3-1 win has left Pep Guardiola’s men on the brink of European elimination.  However, Griezmann only signed for Atleti last summer, signing a five-year deal, and the Spanish side will not let him leave easily. One of their targets is Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann.  Bayern Munich’s defeat at Porto on Wednesday night set off alarm bells within the club. last_img read more

Deportivo defender Albert Lopo signs two-year contract extension

first_img CEST Deportivo have announced that they have reached an agreement with defender Albert Lopo, to extend the defender’s contract until 2017, after he helped the club reach their targets last season. EFE The experienced player was key this season in ensuring Deportivo’s survival in the Liga BBVA, scoring a goal in added time in the third-last game of the season to draw 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao, before another in a 2-0 victory in the club’s penultimate fixture against Levante. Upd. at 21:18 center_img 20/06/2015 The defender’s contract was set to expire next year on the 30th of June, but his new extension will now spain until June 2017. The central defender, who is 35-years-old, is enjoying his second spell at Deportivo, his first being between 2006 and 2011, before returning in the winter transfer window of 2013/2014 after two and a half years with Getafe.last_img read more

Iker Casillas signs for Porto and ends era at Real Madrid

first_img “Our club is 113 years old and Casillas has worn our jersey for 25 of those years. During that time he has become one of our finest leaders and has won the respect, affection, admiration and love of the fans beyond colours and affiliations. Regardless of the recent period, Real Madrid still value his contribution over the past three decades. They released a statement, reading: Upd. on 11/07/2015 at 23:40 CEST 09/07/2015 The goalkeeper is a club legend but his time has been tarnished after a period under Jose Mourinho where he was labelled a ‘mole’. Since then his performance levels have dipped too, with some fans booing and whistling him during matches. “Iker is leaving, but his legacy is here forever. His attitude and actions in the 725 games he played in the our jersey shine a light on the path for those who dream of being part of this team. Rik Sharma “This goodbye evokes thousands of sensations and memories charged with hope, anticipation, sacrifice, strength and unique triumph. Iker Casillas has made our coat of arms even greater. He has been our captain and has forged his legend here since he arrived as a child at just nine years of age. Iker Casillas has signed for Porto and closed the curtain on a 25-year career at Real Madrid. It opens the door for Madrid to try and purchase David de Gea from Manchester United. “For Real Madrid today is a day, above all, of thanks and recognition. One of the best goalkeepers in this club is not just leaving, today the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the club and in the history of Spanish football is moving on to a new stage in his footballing career. “Thank you Iker, for everything you have done. Thank you for being a symbol of the best in our history. You are going but we will never forget that you’ll always belong to the heart of Real Madrid.”last_img read more

5 reasons it went wrong for Rafa Benitez at Real Madrid

first_img 2. Problems with the dressing room: Throughout his brief spell at the club, there have been constant leaks about problems between the manager and the players. First of all he didn’t pamper Cristiano Ronaldo sufficiently when asked if he was the best player in the world – “he’s among the best” – and then he had a difference of opinions with Sergio Ramos after the Madrid derby. There’s are also issues with James Rodriguez and Isco, while even Denis Cheryshev and Jese Rodriguez have made some interesting comments about their boss.  1. Never truly welcomed back: Despite his Real Madrid roots, Benitez was never a popular choice as the club’s new boss. Players and fans alike were sad to see Carlo Ancelotti leave and the appointment of Benitez didn’t help ease that pain in the short-term – or, ultimately, in the long-term. Despite success with Valencia and Liverpool, Benitez’s reputation as a top level coach has taken a battering in spells with clubs like Inter and Chelsea, so his Bernabeu return was not greeted with open arms.  Upd. at 20:10 CET 3. Problems on the pitch: It feels strange to say this given Los Blancos have won matches 10-2 and 8-0 this season, but they’ve never looked right when it has truly mattered. Aside from a win against Paris Saint-Germain and a hard fought victory in Bilbao against Athletic, they’ve come up short against all the teams who fill the ‘tough’ category: Sevilla, Atletico, Villarreal, Valencia, Barcelona. On the pitch the players often appear to be going through the motions, individuality rather than tactics and systems winning matches.  5. Fans turn on Benitez: ‘And your manager, Rafael Benitez!” announced the Bernabeu’s stadium announcer before Madrid’s win over Real Sociedad last Wednesday. “Booooo,” was the response from the stands. Los Blancos won that game, but they didn’t win on Sunday, at Valencia. Once the fans have turned on you – especially if they were never properly with you – there is not much you can do to turn things around. The jeering, coupled with more dropped points, was presumably in Perez’s mind when he decided to dismiss Benitez on Monday. The experiment is over. 04/01/2016 Sam Marsden 4. Clasico humiliation against Barça: Madrid had only lost once before facing Barcelona, but they still went into the Clasico as massive underdogs. That tag proved worthy when they were taken apart by four goals – with Lionel Messi only appearing as a second half substitute. The writing has been on the wall since then, even if Florentino Perez did call a press conference after that heavy defeat to back his manager. About that… last_img read more

Zidane ‘wouldn’t take the Champions League at La Liga’s expense’

first_img Finally, Zidane didn’t want to get too carried away with the recent good form: “If we are going to achieve something it’s because we think we can. Since the beginning we have shown that we want to do things well. Now, what we have to do is continue that way, because we have won some important games, yes, but we have still not achieved anything.” On whether he would prefer to win the Champions League at the expense of La Liga, the French coach said: “I wouldn’t sign up to win the Champions League and not La Liga. I can’t do that, because that option does not exist. We have to play every three days and for now we’re behind the leader. Emotionally, though, we are good.”  Upd. at 19:03 CEST With respect to Madrid’s chances of winning La Liga, he remained cautious: “We’re doing our own work, but we know that La Liga is important. Now we finish today one point behind, but the most important thing is the work we are doing. We just have to think about the next game, though, against a great side in Villarreal.”  16/04/2016 Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was understandably satisifed with his side’s comfortable win over Getafe, which moved them to within one point of La Liga leaders Barcelona, who play Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday night. “The players were really professional and we’ve picked up an important victory. I said it would not be easy to beat Getafe and that we had to be focused.”  Sport EN Zidane highlighted the performances of James Rodriguez and Isco, two players who have been substitutes in the recent games against Barça and Wolfsburg. “I am really happy with them. It’s not easy to come in after not playing against Wolfsburg and do so well. It is importnat for us that when they play, the have played really well. I am really happy with all the players.” last_img read more

Brazil legend Ronaldo on Neymar: “We all expected more from him”

first_img Upd. at 15:44 “He needs to learn from this World Cup. He’s 25 or 26. He’s young, talented and there’s a lot of responsibility on his shoulders.” Ronaldo also believes that the injury Neymar suffered in February ended up impacting his performances. “To arrive at a World Cup following an operation and three months out is complicated. To play the first match as if nothing had happened is difficult.” IN SPORT.ES Jaime Alvarado Ríos “We all expected more from him because he’s the star of the team. I don’t know if it was because of the operation he had on his foot or another problem but I saw him as quite limited on the pitch,” said the opinionated former player. Neymar: This is the saddest moment of my career CEST Following Brazil’s elimination from the World Cup in Russia, Ronaldo Nazario evaluated Neymar’s performance at World Cup for ‘Sport TV’. learning ahead of the next world cup 11/07/2018 In regards to Neymar’s tendency to go to the ground when he’s fouled, Ronaldo was more forgiving. “I spoke with him about this a while ago. Five years ago I asked him why he did it and he told me it was so the person fouling him couldn’t do more damage.” When asked about the memes surrounding Neymar’s exaggerated falls, Ronaldo said this is something Neymar will need to learn to live with. El zasca de Ronaldo a Neymar tras su Mundial RELATED STORIES “He needs to learn and control his emotions during matches. He can’t keep giving away fouls and risk picking up a booking. He should use that aggression in better ways on the pitch.”last_img read more

Football: Italian giants AS Roma auction player jerseys….for Kerala

first_imgAdvertisement a9o33NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs48p1dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E19( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cmb0wWould you ever consider trying this?😱6k45Can your students do this? 🌚bdRoller skating! Powered by Firework After a massive disaster at Kerala, we’ve seen quite a lot of gargantuan football clubs come together to help relieve the stress of the state.Advertisement The Merseyside club made sure that the Indian state doesn’t walk alone at the time of need as they posted on several platforms to support Kerala. Other prominent clubs like FC Barcelona, SD Eibar, FC Girona, Melbourne City FC and even the Spanish association La Liga, have all posted on social media to support for the victims in Kerala.Advertisement Today the Seria-A giants AS Roma declared that they shall auction five starting team player jerseys after they play their first home game of this season against Atlanta and donate the entire amount to Kerala Chief Minister’s relief fund.Also Read :Interesting facts about upcoming Serie A matches Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea want to make a big move for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho

first_imgAdvertisement oisNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsh2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9qk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3tWould you ever consider trying this?😱z7v3dCan your students do this? 🌚4j6d2Roller skating! Powered by Firework According to reports, Chelsea are on the verge of making a big move for Barcelona’s Brazilian winger Philippe Coutinho.Advertisement Coutinho signed with Barcelona in January 2018 and quickly filled the void left by fellow Brazilian Neymar.However, the former Liverpool midfielder has not been so impactful for the last few matches so far this season.Advertisement The Daily Express has reported that Chelsea are inquiring the Catalan club about the chances of bringing Coutinho to Stamford Bridge.Advertisement Per their reports, the Blues were quoted a figure of around 113.5million euros for the Brazilian, for whom Barcelona paid about 161million euros a year ago.Rumours are circulating that the possible Champions League ban faced by Paris-Saint Germain due to their financial oddities may also force Neymar to return to Barcelona.If that happens, then Coutinho would likely be let go by Barcelona to free up squad space and earn some considerable amount of money in the process.Chelsea have no problem meeting the quoted transfer fee but they may face problems convincing Coutinho and his family to move to London. Advertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2019- MI vs CSK Review: Death over blitz ends Super Kings’ unbeaten start

first_imgImage Courtesy: SportzwikiAdvertisement 2gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vschm83Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ejgjxt1s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) e5b0Would you ever consider trying this?😱50qCan your students do this? 🌚qr79Roller skating! Powered by Firework The fabled rivalry between the two sides was put to test at the Wankhede where the Mumbai Indians prevailed to end Chennai Super Kings’ dream start into the tournament.Advertisement Both sides named changes heading into the contest with Rohit Sharma opting to bring Jason Behrendorff and Rahul Chahar in place of Mitchell McClenaghan and Mayank Markande. Meanwhile, the men in yellow only had a single change in the form of Mohit Sharma making way for Mitchell Santner.Image Courtesy: SportzwikiThe poor string of innings at the top of the innings for Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma continued. Suryakumar Yadav though took initiative and steadied the ship for MIAdvertisement A fiery end to the innings by the Mumbai Indians’ lower middle order batsmen Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya propelled the hosts to a total of 170. The last two overs saw a whopping return of 44 runs for the three-time champions.The proposition of chasing 171 on a sluggish wicket proved too much for the defending champions as nothing went right from the very first ball. The erratic form at the top continued much to the dismay of the yellow army.Advertisement MS Dhoni failed to dictate the game like the last time around, and it was Kedar Jadhav who was able to stick around with a half century.Deja vu was not meant to be this time around as Dwayne Bravo was shackled down by Bumrah early on before Lasith Malinga got the better of the Caribbean.Hardik Pandya had a game to remember after his efforts of 25 runs off 8 balls were met with his bowling figures ofBrief Scorecard:MI 170-5 (20 overs) (S.Yadav 59; D.Chahar 1-21)CSK 133-8 (20 overs) (K.Jadhav 58; H.Pandya 3-20)Read AlsoMumbai Indians vs Chennai Superkings : Match PreviewIPL 2019- RR vs RCB Review: Royals open their account as RCB’s slump continues Advertisementlast_img read more