Abreu confesses that he offered Luis Suárez to sign for Nacional

first_imgIn a interview on Uruguayan radio 890, the one who was a player of the Uruguayan Defender, of the Sports of La Coruña , of River Plate Argentine or Mexican Monterrey, among many others, confessed that he thought that “had possibilities complete, real “to be National coach when the then coach, Álvaro Gutiérrez, resigned in December 2019.“And when in those days, after December 18Luis (Suárez) was to come and there I tell him: ‘Look, Lucho, it’s not anything concrete, but there may be a possibility… how is your theme? What do we do? ‘”Abreu explained about the idea of ​​Suarez returning to the Uruguayan club from which he left for Europe. The player and Boston River manager, the former Uruguayan international Sebastián “Loco” Abreu, acknowledged this Friday that offered his compatriot Luis Suarez, Barça forward, sign for the National if he became coach of the “tricolor”. “To me I have six months left, but if you get to be, let me talk to sofi, talk about the family. I always told you that if you were a technician could return“pointed out the” Loco “that Suárez replied. According to Abreu,” the fact of returning to Nacional “and that he was his coach” was something that generated motivation, it was a nice challenge“However, the Boston River player described as “correct” the decision of the ‘tricolor’ club to sign Gustavo Munúa as coach because, he indicated, after his time on the bench ‘bag’ (2015-2016), “left a feeling very good of what the team showed on court “.center_img He Uruguayan former international, than train by second time in his career, after passing through the bench of the Salvadoran Santa Tecla, he has the Guinness record since 2017 as the footballer who has played in more clubs professionally.In addition to several Uruguayan teams, like the Defender and the National, the athlete has played for clubs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Greece, Israel, Mexico and Paraguay. That of Boston River is his 29th club jersey, thirtieth adding that of the Uruguay team.last_img read more

Surprise in Zagreb: Bjeliça stops being Dinamo coach

first_imgNenad Bjelica surprisingly, he is no longer coach of the Dynamo of Zagreb. The Croatian team and their coach reached an agreement for the termination of the contract. Bjeliça had conquered the league last season, and was leading the standings in the current season very comfortably, almost as a virtual champion, until this stop forced by the coronavirus.The former player from Albacete, Betis and Las Palmas arrived this Thursday at the offices of the Zagreb club to conclude the agreement, as the media advanced ’24 Sata ‘. Bjelica had a contract until 2021, after arriving at the entity in May 2018, and charged around 1.2 million euros per campaign. Bjelica’s march has surprised and much in Croatia since the Dinamo has displayed one of the most attractive games in local competition and has been praised in Europe for its audacity. Bjelica, in addition, has been one of the main supporters of Dani Olmo in the Croatian team, until his sale last winter to Red Bull Leipzig.“Dinamo Civic Football Club and Nenad Bjelica have agreed to end their business cooperation. The club thanks Nenad Bjelica for their cooperation so far and the results they have achieved as Dinamo’s coach.”, reads the statement released by the Zagreb club.last_img read more

Nadal: “If they force us, Djokovic will have to be vaccinated if he wants to continue playing tennis”

first_imgRafa Nadal reviewed the present scenario due to the coronavirus pandemic in an interview with La Voz de Galicia and the way it has affected his each day life and the world of tennis.One of many questions they requested Nadal was the likelihood that the gamers have to be vaccinated, one thing to which Novak Djokovic expressed his opposition. “I can’t demand of anybody. Everyone seems to be free, however if you belong to a circuit, maybe one has to be ruled by the principles that the circuit calls for. If he forces to be vaccinated to defend everybody, then Djokovic will have to be vaccinated if he wants to continue playing tennis on the highest degree, or me. Every one will have to comply. If the ATP or the ITF forces us to get a vaccine to play tennis, we will have to get it. “The Balearic said that he has been ready to practice on a tennis courtroom at a buddy’s home since he nonetheless can’t do it on the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor. “I have educated in a personal home, as a result of I’m not positive if I can go to the academy. So I most well-liked to keep away from confusion and went to practice in a buddy’s non-public nation home, who has a clue and has left it for me. “Nadal additionally revealed that he discovered the severity of the pandemic after a dialog with Invoice Gates through the Match In Africa exhibition match that he performed with Roger Federer in Cape City (South Africa). “What we mentioned with Invoice Gates was a personal dialog that my uncle later printed sadly. He is aware of how the world works and I took it very critically. At one level he advised us: ‘I don’t know if in three months we will be touring or not.’ It was the one factor he advised me. I assumed he was exaggerating however the actuality is that sadly he wasn’t. “ Nadal was trustworthy and mentioned that the game for him has taken a again seat throughout this confinement. “800 or 900 folks had been dying daily in Spain. There comes a time when Roland Garros, Wimbledon or the US Open aren’t in my head. There have been different considerations. When the game can, it will return. There are different priorities. This has robbed us all of a 12 months of our sports activities profession. Others have had their accidents taken away. For somebody with 33 or 34 or 38 like Roger it’s not the identical as for somebody with 21. If this had occurred to me at 21 I’d have thought ‘what a catastrophe’, however you have the entire profession forward of you. At a complicated age they take away choices to win vital titles for the historical past of every one. And it additionally takes away the happiness of continuous to do what you want, nevertheless it has been for everybody, not only for tennis gamers. “The Balearic additionally confirmed his doubts concerning the return of tennis and performed down the battle he has with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to develop into the tennis participant with probably the most Grand Slam in historical past. “I don’t suppose you’ll see me in Paris, however hopefully that’s how it’s. I don’t suppose we’re going to play this 12 months. I hope I’m flawed. I’m not pondering a lot concerning the title battle with Federer and Djokovic. I hope I would love to end my profession just like the tennis participant with probably the most Grand Slam! Nevertheless it doesn’t obsess me neither is it a fantastic aim for me. I’m doing my profession and I’m not fearful if the one who lives subsequent to me has a much bigger home than mine, has a greater automobile or fees a bit of extra monthly. “last_img read more

T&T’s Walcott captures javelin gold at Pan Am

first_imgTORONTO, Canada, (CMC):Trinidad & Tobago’s Olympic champion, Keshorn Walcott, extended his recent good form when he won gold in the men’s javelin at the Pan American Games yesterday.Though his winning mark of 83.27 metres was way short of his best, the 22-year-old still managed to walk away with yet another major title, adding to the one he landed three years ago at the London 2012 Olympics.American Riley Dolezal, who measured 81.62m, finished with silver while Brazilian Julio Cesar de Oliveira took bronze with a throw of 80.94m.Walcott found his winning throw in the second round, leaving the remainder of the field – which included countryman Shakeil Waithe who finished last – battling to play catch-up.Two weeks ago, Walcott threw a personal-best 90.16 to smash the T&T national record and win at the Lausanne Diamond League meet.The mark was the second best in the world this year behind Kenyan Julius Yego’s 91.39m.In the men’s triple jump, veteran Bahamian Leevan Sands conjured up a season-best mark, to clinch silver behind winner Pablo Pedro Pichardo of Cuba.Pichardo measured a distance of 17.54 metres while Sands, an Olympic and World Championship bronze medallist, jumped 16.99.Cuban Ednia Caballero, meanwhile, picked up gold in the women’s discus with a throw of 65.39m with fellow national Yaime Perez taking silver with 64.99.last_img read more

Last year’s runner-up upset at US Open

first_imgNEW YORK (AP):A year after his run all the way to his first Grand Slam final, Kei Nishikori’s stay at the US Open lasted only a few hours.The fourth-seeded Nishikori had two match points in the fourth-set tiebreaker against 41st-ranked Benoit Paire, but the Frenchman saved both of them then took control in the fifth for a 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory yesterday.It was the first win of his career against an opponent ranked in the top five.”When I saw the draw against Kei, I said, ‘Bad luck,'” Paire recalled.”It’s not like if I play against Roger Federer,” Paire said, explaining he knew he could get something going against Nishikori’s serve. “Against Kei, I know I can play.”Nishikori had withdrawn from the hard-court warm-up at Cincinnati, citing a hip injury, but he said yesterday he was fine physically. Still, he looked sluggish late in the match, which lasted three hours, 14 minutes on a steamy day.Last year at Flushing Meadows, Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major final, where he lost to Marin Cilic.The 25-year-old followed that up with more success in 2015, and came into the US Open with his first top-four seed at a Grand Slam tournament. He made it to the quarter-finals at both the Australian and French Opens this year, but withdrew from the second round at Wimbledon because of a calf problem, the latest injury in a career plagued by them.Top-seeded Novak Djokovic needed just 71 minutes to beat 91st-ranked Joao Souza of Brazil 6-1, 6-1, 6-1.On the women’s side, four of the top-10 players are already out, with seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic, eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova and 10th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro losing yesterday, a day after third-seeded Maria Sharapova withdrew. All were on Serena Williams’ half of the draw.Williams opened her pursuit of the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988, last night in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Before she even stepped on the court, not a single top-10 player stands in the way between the American and the final.last_img read more


first_imgSTOKE (4-3-3)BUTLAND, JOHNSON, CAMERON, MUNIESA, PIETERS, SHAQIRI, VAN GINKEL, WHELAN, ARNAUTOVIC, DIOUF, JOSELULEICESTER (4-4-2)VARDY, OKAZAKI,ALBRIGHTON, INLER, DRINKWATER, MAHREZ,SCHLUPP, MORGAN, HUTH, DE LAET, SCHMEICHELTeams who are experiencing very differing seasons in the Barclays Premier League meet at the Britannia Stadium.Stoke are just one place off the foot of the table with two points, their worst-ever start to a Premier League campaign. But visiting Leicester have now gone nine Premier League games without defeat, including five this season, and that is their best-ever run in the competition.Stoke’s problem is clear: they cannot score goals. They have just three, just one more than shot-shy Newcastle United, while Leicester have 11, the joint best in the division along with Manchester City and West Ham United.Leicester arrive buoyed by their remarkable 3-2 win over Aston Villa last Sunday when they came back from two goals down to score three times in the final 18 minutes. That win leaves the Foxes in second place, four points behind leaders Manchester City.Jamie Vardy scored Leicester’s equaliser in that game and has now been directly involved in a goal in five of his last six Premier League appearances for the Foxes.In their only previous Premier League visit to the Britannia Stadium, last season, Leicester won 1-0.Stoke are still without banned pair Charlie Adam and Ibrahim Affelay, who were both sent off in their last home game, against West Bromwich Albion.last_img read more

Hydel, ‘Selassie’ square off in Manning Cup

first_img Group B Papine vs Greater Portmore Haile Selassie vs Hydel Cumberland vs Dunoon Technical Group C Kingston Technical vs Ardenne Denham Town vs Innswood St George’s vs Eltham Group F Ascot vs Norman Manley Vauxhall vs Jonathan Grant Excelsior vs Spanish Town (Home teams are named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.) Today’s games Playing away, Maxwell is expecting at least a point from this encounter. “The worst for us would be a draw. The team has not been at full strength because of tactical reasons,” he explained. Maxwell is expecting leadership on the pitch from captain Dale Reid as well as former national Under-17 striker Nicholas Nelson. Meanwhile, coach of Haile Selassie Michael ‘Jah Mikes’ Williams is oozing confidence ahead of the crucial contest. “Well, we are behind Hydel by three points, so the aim is definitely to win. We are playing at home and coming all out for maximum points,” Williams said. He pointed out that due to lack of funding, the team did not have a good pre-season. He added: “I think we can beat Hydel, but I expect a tactical game from Maxwell. Captain Hamish Smith, Clive Bonner, and Ricardo Phipps should lead the way for Haile Selassie. expecting at least 1 point Hydel High will square off against Haile Selassie High in today’s feature Group B clash of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup preliminary round at Cling Cling Oval, starting at 3:30 p.m. The Hydel team leads the group with 10 points from four games, while Haile Selassie are in second position on seven points from four games. The top two in the group are followed by Dunoon Technical (7), Greater Portmore (5), Papine (4), and Cumberland – without a point. With the first round of games set to conclude today and the return games to start next week, teams are fighting for top positions in order to advance to the next stage. Hydel’s veteran coach, Geoffrey Maxwell, says that any top-of-the-table clash is of great significance. “We are on top in the group, but Haile Selassie must be considered a team that can hurt us,” Maxwell told The Gleaner yesterday. “It is early days in the competition, and we are going through how we intend to play,” Maxwell, who guided Hydel to the Manning Cup final in 2012, added.last_img read more

KC too good for C’down

first_img Maintaining record Many-time ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup winners Kingston College are still unbeaten in this year’s competition. Yesterday, they completed their preliminary-round fixtures with a 2-0 run over Camperdown High at the Stadium East. The win lifted KC to 22 points from eight games in Group G. The second round and FLOW Super Cup qualifiers are ten points clear of Camperdown, who remain second in the group on 12 points, two ahead of Jose Marti High. Both schools have played seven matches. Dashawn Donaldson and Ericardo McNish were the scorers for KC yesterday, and coach Ludlow Bernard, who said he rested three key players, was happy with what he described as the same quality output from his team. “Our motivation today was to maintain our unbeaten record. That was the real motivation today, and although I would have switched up some of our players, it didn’t really make a difference. They knew what they had to do to win,” he assessed. With rumours swirling among the KC supporters that coach Christopher Bender’s job is on the line for poor results this season, Camperdown’s assistant coach, Stanford Patrick, told The Sunday Gleaner they had no fear for their jobs. “We are here, we are doing our best. Sometimes, you have spectators saying this and past students saying that, but no fear from us for our jobs. Whatever happens, you will see in 2016,” he said. Elsewhere, defending Manning and FLOW Super Cup champions Jamaica College cemented their place in the next round with an easy 3-0 rout of St Catherine High in Group A. In Group C, Innswood High moved to the top of the table with 22 points courtesy of a 2-1 win over Eltham. They are three points ahead of St George’s College and Denham Town. All three schools have played nine of ten preliminary-round matches. Yesterday’s results Group A Jamaica College 3 St Catherine 0 Group B Greater Portmore 0 Hydel 1 Haile Selassie 5 Dunoon 0 Group C Innswood High 2 Eltham 1 Group D St Mary’s College 0 Charlie Smith 2 Holy Trinity 1 St Andrew Tech 0 Group E St Jago 3 Bridgeport 1 Wolmer’s 5 Mona 0 Group F Ascot High 1 Excelsior 2 Group G KC 2 Camperdown 0last_img read more

Barclays Premier League Reviews

first_imgSATURDAY, 21 NOVEMBERCHELSEA 1NORWICH CITY 0GOALS:-CHELSEA: COSTA 64.JosÈ Mourinho returned to Chelsea’s bench to see his side claim a first win in four Barclays Premier League games. Mourinho, banned from attending the Blues’ last game, was frustrated for more than an hour by the stubborn Canaries. But the breakthrough came when Diego Costa finished off Cesc Fabregas’s quickly taken free kick.EVERTON 4ASTON VILLA 0GOALS:-EVERTON: BARKLEY 17, 42; LUKAKU 28, 59.Aston Villa remain anchored to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League after a dreadful display at Goodison Park. It was Villa’s heaviest defeat at Goodison since 1982, when they lost 5-0. Everton rose to seventh thanks to two goals apiece from Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku. In between Barkley’s two tap-ins, Lukaku claimed his 50th goal in the Premier League, then completed the rout.MANCHESTER CITY 1LIVERPOOL 4GOALS:-CITY: AG¸ERO 44. LIVERPOOL: MANGALA OG 7; COUTINHO 23; FIRMINO 32; SKRTEL 81.Manchester City squandered the chance to return to the top of the Barclays Premier League as Liverpool’s improvement under new boss Jurgen Klopp continued. After Eliaquim Mangala’s early own goal, Liverpool stormed on to a three-goal lead thanks to Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. The returning Sergio Ag¸ero replied for City, but Martin Skrtel completed the rout.NEWCASTLE UNITED 0LEICESTER CITY 3GOALS:-LEICESTER: VARDY 45; ULLOA 62; OKAZAKI 83.Jamie Vardy equalled the Barclays Premier League record for scoring in 10 successive games as Leicester took advantage of defeats for Arsenal and Manchester City to go top of the table. Vardy converted Leonardo Ulloa’s pass for his 13th goal of the season. Ulloa added the second, then Shinji Okazaki bundled in the Foxes’ third goal.SOUTHAMPTON 0STOKE CITY 1GOAL:-STOKE: KRKIC 10.Stoke claimed their fifth win in seven games in the Barclays Premier League thanks to Bojan Krkic’s early strike. The Spaniard claimed the match winner with a cunning free kick from Erik Pieters’ clever cross from the left flank. Stoke had further chances to score but held on to hand Saints only their third defeat of the season.SWANSEA CITY 2AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2GOALS:-SWANSEA: AYEW 28; SHELVEY PEN 39. BOURNEMOUTH: KING 10; GOSLING 26.Swansea City fought back from 2-0 down to claim a thrilling draw against Bournemouth. Joshua King and Dan Gosling put the visitors in control to increase the pressure on Swanseamanager Garry Monk. Andre Ayew’s backheel and Jonjo Shelvey’s penalty brought Swansea level at the end of a breathless first half.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2ARSENAL 1GOALS:-WBA: MORRISON 35; ARTETA OG 40. ARSENAL: GIROUD 28.Arsenal squandered the chance to go top of the Barclays Premier League after throwing away the lead and missing a penalty. Olivier Giroud gave the Gunners the advantage, but James Morrison replied before Mikel Arteta diverted James McClean’s cross into his own net. Santi Cazorla had the chance to level, but sent his spot kick high over the Albion crossbar.SUNDAY, 22 NOVEMBERTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 4WEST HAM UNITED 1GOALS:-TOTTENHAM: KANE 23, 50; ALDERWIRELD 33; WALKER 83. WEST HAM: LANZINI 87.Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham moved to within four points of Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City on Sunday night. Kane took nine games to score his first Spurs goal of the season, but he now has nine, including eight in his last five games. He also has 12 goals in 14 London derbies. The England striker opened the scoring, and after Toby Alderweireld added a second, Kane made it 3-0. Kyle Walker claimed a fourth, with West Ham replying late on through Manuel Lanzini.last_img read more

Arnett Gardens FC ready for CFU Club Championship

first_imgCoach of reigning Red Stripe Premier League champions Arnett Gardens FC, Jerome Waite, says his team is ready for the challenge in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships in order to move on to the CONCACAF stage.Arnett will depart the island next Sunday for the Dominican Republic where they will participate in Group Four alongside Atletico Pantoja of Dominican Republic, America des Cayes (Haiti) and Notch (Suriname).Waite is already looking forward to the CONCACAF stage, where the club has participated in the past.”Well, first and foremost, we have participated in the CONCACAF round twice, but have not passed the quarter-final stage. Our aim is to win the CFU group stage and qualify for the semi-finals, then be among the top three that will advance to the CONCACAF,” Waite told The Gleaner.”I’m pretty much confident based on our performance in the local Red Stripe Premier League, where the team has done well,” the veteran coach shared.He admitted that he did not know much about the opponents, but he remains optimistic.GIVE THEIR BEST”A lot of the players have not played at this level, but they should give of their best, as doors can be opened for them. We don’t have any info on the teams, but they will know about us, as the Premier League is broadcast in the Caribbean,” he informed.Waite is yet to name his 20-man squad for the tournament, but disclosed that players such as captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson, Renae Lloyd, Marvin Morgan, Kemal Malcolm, Jason Moore, Vishinul Harris, Dicoy Williams, Ranike Anderson, Damion Hyatt, Peter Harrison, Keneil Hyde will be included.Arnett will play against America des Cayes on March 2, Notch on March 3, and Atletico Pantoja on March 5. All games will be at Estadio OlÌmpico FÈlix S·nchez in Santo Domingo.The 14 teams are divided into four groups, and the winners will advance to the semi-finals.Meanwhile, Montego Bay United, the other Jamaican club that has qualified, will participate in Group Three alongside Central of Trinidad and Tobago and Scholars International of the Cayman Islands.last_img read more