Month: May 2020

Cunningham Named 2018 Southland Volleyball Player of the Year

first_img2018 Southland Volleyball Tournament Central Samantha Anderson2 Sr. RS Central Arkansas Tyler, Texas The all-conference teams were led by Stephen F. Austin and Central Arkansas who each placed three players on the all-conference squads. Sam Houston State, Houston Baptist and Abilene Christian all came in next placing two members apiece on the postseason teams. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Incarnate Word, McNeese and New Orleans each landed one member to the All-Conference selections. Stephen F. Austin’s Debbie Humphreys earned her second consecutive Southland Coach of the Year honor, the seventh of her career. Humphreys coached the Ladyjacks to a perfect 16-0 mark in regular-season conference contests. SFA heads into Friday’s postseason play as the tournament’s No. 1 seed riding a 26-match win-streak, the longest active win-streak in the nation. New Orleans’ Ehize Omoghibo grabbed Newcomer of the Year after joining the Privateers for her junior season. Omoghibo notched 179 kills and 82 blocks, which ranks second on her squad. Mikayla Vivens So. OH Houston Baptist San Antonio, Texas Joining Cunningham among the individual award-winners is teammate Madison Wallace who was named the Southland’s Libero of the Year. After beginning the season at the outside hitter and middle blocker positions, Wallace moved into the libero role nine games into the season. After making the switch, the senior led Sam Houston State to a 16-3 record. Wallace led the conference with 39 aces and 490 digs. Jacey Smith Sr. OH Abilene Christian Wimberley, Texas Cunningham had an explosive season where she earned six Southland Player of the Week accolades, two of which came in week five where she received both offensive and defensive awards. The senior closed out regular-season play leading the Southland in points per set (4.62) and kills per set (3.9). Cunningham’s 394 kills ranked second in the conference and led the Bearkats’ through their conference slate. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior middle blocker Taylor Cunningham has claimed the 2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Player of the Year, conference officials announced Wednesday. Accompanying the announcement, the conference also released its 2018 All-Conference volleyball honorees. Channing Burleson2 Sr. OH/L Northwestern State Midland, Texas Danae Daron2 Jr. MB Stephen F. Austin Crosby, Texas Kaitlyn Grice Sr. MB New Orleans Valrico, Fla. Taylor Cunningham3 Sr. MB Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas All Individual superlative winners and all-conference honorees will be recognized before their first matches at the 2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament in Natchitoches, La., taking place Nov. 16-18. All-Conference First Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown Madison O’brien Sr. S Houston Baptist Cleveland, Texascenter_img Savannah Allen Sr. MB Central Arkansas St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Player of the Year: Taylor Cunningham, Sam Houston StateFreshman of the Year: Bethany Clapp, Incarnate WordNewcomer of the Year: Ehize Omoghibo, New OrleansLibero of the Year: Madison Wallace, Sam Houston StateSetter of the Year: Ann Hollas, Stephen F. AustinCoach of the Year: Debbie Humphreys, Stephen F. Austin Ann Hollas Jr. S Stephen F. Austin Longview, Texas Haley Coleman2 Sr. OH Stephen F. Austin Rockwall, Texas All-Conference Second Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kendall Bosse Sr. S Abilene Christian Ingram, Texas Bethany Clapp Fr. OH Incarnate Word Corpus Christi, Texas Hannah Brister So. OH Northwestern State Paincourtville, La. Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown 2 – Two-Time Selection3 – Three-Time SelectionHonorable Mention: Makenzee Hanna, Stephen F. Austin; Breanne Chausse, Sam Houston State; Rachel Young, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Emily Doss, Central Arkansas; Lauren Walker, Abilene Christian; Blessing Dunn, New Orleans; Jaclyn Ward, Sam Houston State; Madeline Drake, Northwestern State Madison Wallace Sr. OH/RS/L Sam Houston State Pasadena, Texas Stephen F. Austin’s Ann Hollas was tabbed the Setter of the Year after dealing out 675 assists for a 6.37 average to lead the Ladyjack roster. Hollas also registered 219 points, 280 digs and 24 service aces throughout SFA’s impressive 29-2 regular-season campaign. Incarnate Word’s Bethany Clapp was crowned the Southland’s Freshman of the Year. Clapp was also named First Team All-Conference following the Cardinal’s 27-game schedule where she led UIW with 324 kills and 22 aces. Keegan Nelms Jr. OH McNeese Santa Fe, Texas Madison Green Jr. RS/S Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Dripping Springs, Texas Haley Tippett Sr. OH Central Arkansas Roanoke, Texaslast_img read more

Spurs allow Son to fly home for ‘personal reasons’ as Bergwijn goes to Holland

first_img3 Steven Bergwijn has been given the green light to return to his homelandCredit: Alamy Live News3 Steven Bergwijn has left London to be with pregnant girlfriend Chloe MayCredit: Instagram @chloejayloisLATEST SPORT NEWSTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union boss”Everyone’s health is the most important, and we all need to stay safe.”Bergwijn has also been granted permission to return home to be alongside girlfriend Chloe Jay for the birth of his child.The stunning model, 21, revealed shortly after Christmas that the pair were expecting their first kid together. Raheem Sterling urges fans to stay at home to ‘protect the NHS and save lives’ in desperate Instagram plea TOTTENHAM have confirmed Son Heung-Min has flown back South Korea for “personal reasons”.Steven Bergwijn has also been granted permission to return to the Netherlands for the birth of his child.3 Son has scored nine Premier League goals this seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyA statement on the club website read: “The Club has given permission for both Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn to return to their home countries.”Sonny has flown back to South Korea for personal reasons, while Steven has travelled to the Netherlands ahead of the impending birth of his child.”Both players will continue their individual rehabilitation and training programmes during their time away.”Son was given special permission to return to South Korea last month to undergo surgery on his broken arm.He suffered the injury during Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa on February 16.And the South Korea international was ordered to self-isolate for two weeks on his return due to fears of coronavirus.The 27-year-old will now fly back to his homeland after giving fans an update on his injury earlier this week.Speaking on Tottenham’s website, he said: “I’m doing alright, doing what I can do, working hard, trying to be ready to come back as soon as I can.”I miss the feeling of playing, of course, but at the moment, football is not important.📰 The Club has given permission for both Heung-Min Son and @StevenBergwijn to return to their home countries.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 29, 2020last_img read more

Willian move to Spurs could be snubbed as payback after he chose Chelsea in 2013

first_imgTOTTENHAM could snub a move for Willian as payback after the Brazilian chose Chelsea over Spurs in 2013.The forward’s time as a Blue is coming to an end with his contract expiring in the summer and the club are refusing to meet the player’s wish for a three-year extension.1 Spurs could snub a move for Willian as payback after the Brazilian chose Chelsea over them in 2013Credit: Rex FeaturesTottenham and Arsenal are among the Premier League sides interested in signing the 31-year-old winger on a free transfer.But former Manchester City full-back Danny Mills does not believe Spurs owner Levy will have forgotten Willian’s infamous 2013 transfer saga where he all but signed for Tottenham before making a last minute switch to Chelsea.Mills believes the incident seven years ago could cost the Brazilian a reunion with ex-boss Jose Mourinho.He told Football Insider: “He would be a great addition but I think it is very unlikely.“Of course, he has turned them down before. I am not sure Daniel Levy will have that in any way shape or form.”With Chelsea manager Frank Lampard unable to make summer signings due to a transfer embargo at the start of the season, former team-mate Willian has became a regular starter, since scoring seven goals in 37 games.But despite several European suitors interested in the potential free signing, Mills reckons the playmaker may have to accept a role on the bench wherever he ends up next season.He said: “Willian is a brilliant player. He is not injured often and has a huge amount of quality.Chelsea news Live Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipLIAN HEARTWillian wanted by PSG on a free with Arsenal in hunt ahead of deal running outGossipJOR BLIMEY!Jorginho’s agent says Chelsea ace is being chased by two top European clubsGossipTAG ALONGChelsea offered Tagliafico in £23m alternative to Chilwell with Arsenal also keenExclusiveKEP IN THE DARKAxed Chelsea keeper Kepa fears being priced out of transfer exitGossipGRAB A CORONAChelsea plan move for Porto star Corona as back-up plan for SanchoLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest transfer updates from Stamford Bridge”I think he would be a great addition, even as a squad player.”At some point in your career, you have to accept you will not play every week.“There will be plenty of teams in the Premier League and around Europe that would definitely take him.”Willian produces epic goal in Chelsea traininglast_img read more

Pukpuks lead 22-14 at break

first_imgAfter Pukpuks Jacky Marcus nearly scored on the wing, American Samoa went on the counter attack with Shaun Salave’a taking an intercept to dash 80 metres to score.A successful conversion American Samoa in front at 7-0.The Pukpuks made their comeback through two quick tries to Jonah Kautu and then through Rabbie Namaliu who scored after a brilliant move to attack the blind side from the scrum.The momentum brought on another two five pointers for the Pukpuks after James Lumaris was put into space to score.This was followed up later by a good solo from Richard Aitsi who stepped and then ducked to make was over for another try.Nigel Genia added the extras to lead 22-7.Just when they were getting comfortable, American Samoa snuck in a try right on half time to put themselves back in contention.last_img read more

Oro Butterflies move closer to finals in Pom league

first_imgButterflies defeated Paga Panthers 18-4 today in the A Grade division at the Murray Barracks oval in the final round of the competition.In the hot weather and strong winds, Butterflies didn’t let the dry conditions stop them from scoring four tries to Panthers’ one try.Butterflies were the first to score through Jeromy Benny followed by a successful conversion  which had them leading 6-0 just ten minutes into the game.Butterflies took advantage of Panthers’ weak defence to score another try through captain Moses Mosmina.An unsuccessful conversion left them at 10-0 which they maintained until half time.With pressure on in the second half, Panthers bounced back to score early in the second half, making the scoreline read 10-4 following an unsuccessful kick.Butterflies fought back to score two close tries to take them to victory 18-4 after two failed conversions.In other results, Brothers defeated Souths 12-4, Kone Storm thrashed Magani 10-0 and Panthers beat Butterflies 10-6 in the U19 division.last_img read more

Taekwondo athletes to be mentored by Olympian

first_imgKassman plans to do mentoring for young female taekwondo athletes following her participation at the Rio Olympic Games.She participated in the +67kg category fight where she was defeated by British number 3 ranked and 2015 Taekwondo World Champion Bianca Walkden 14-1.The 32 year old returns home to get back to work but will still be training.She will be working closely with female athletes to develop their game and encourage them to set their sights for Japan Olympics in 2020. Kassman told Loop PNG that she was inspired to be among the greatest fellow athletes, managers, coaches and teams at the Rio Olympics.The Rio Games has inspired her to work towards Japan 2020, if not an athlete, then perhaps at the management or coaching level.last_img read more

Cultural Leonesa-Valencia | The cat ate the lion

first_imgValencia had a hard time getting into the game, it was really the tonic of the whole evening, and the Cultural one was close to taking advantage of it. Thierry and Costa suffered from the self-confidence of Galván and Gudiño and the impetus of Luque and Martínez gave competitive gene to theirs. In that phase came the first great Leon occasion, a center of Galván that was so involved that it ended up hitting the crossbar. That scare woke the black and white and Galván’s injury, which had to be removed with his shoulder in tow, slowed the initial whipping of the Leon.Parejo and Ferran began from time to time to be seen and when the ball circulated through their boots, it gave the feeling that something could happen in favor of black and white interests. But neither Carlos Soler nor Kevin Gameiro were right in the shots they had, in fact Giffard didn’t have to intervene in any of them, he really didn’t have to do it until the 106th minute after Ferran’s shot. In fact, until that moment and after the extension, the greatest danger ché was generated by a clearance of Voltaire that bounces almost ends in Thierry’s goal. Valencia went to the quarterfinals with more fortune than merits and did so thanks to the so-called Jack of Almenara, a goalkeeper who lived up to his nickname (stopped the first two of the round) and was born for this title he raised in May. The current champion will continue to defend his throne in a competition whose history, forever, in capital letters, will be the adventures and misadventures of the Cultural Leonesa, a team that has given reason to be to this blessed Cup format.Cultural Leonesa militates in Second B because its recent history has put it there. But his current team is more than bronze. Tactically it is a very work block, merit of Aira, and technically it is left over, by virtue of its players. He showed it against Atlético and also against Valencia, a team that came out with up to six players who started against Barcelona. Even so, despite that list of referents for which Celades opted, in clear symptom that the Catalan did not trust even a hair, the party started with a stop of Jaume, the rest was reached after another intervention of goalkeeper ché and if there was an extension because Benito failed to beat him after a shot at goal in the 88 ‘. Only Jaume Domenech in the penalty shootout could with the momentum, illusion and football of the Leonesa Cultural. Chapeau to the team of José Manuel Aira, who took another Champions team to the limit. The Cultural fulfilled more than one of its premises in its party plan, that the minutes will pass without noticing the difference in category and with the tie wide open. Faith in another miracle grew in the Kingdom of León, the “yes you can” did not stop hearing. The attitude and intensity of those of Aira did not diminish one iota. Valencia looked uncomfortable, without ideas, with more fear of losing than resources to win. He lacked one more march. Or two. For moments up to three. Celades put wood with Maxi, Gayà and Coquelin. With them the list of regulars in the League or Champions increased to ten. All but Thierry and he was not even able to dominate the beasts of Aira. ChangesDaniel (22 ‘, Augusto Galvan), Maxi Gomez (63 ‘, Lee Kang-In), Gayá (74 ‘, Jaume Costa), Julen Castañeda (75 ‘, Samu), Sergio Marcos (79 ‘, Antonio Martínez), Coquelin (81 ‘, Kondogbia), Ruben Nephew (98 ‘, Gameiro), often (99 ‘, Luque) CardsKondogbia (70 ‘, Yellow) Montesric Montes (72 ‘, Yellow) Carlos Soler (73 ‘, Yellow) Aitor (91 ‘, Yellow) Julen Castañeda (106 ‘, Yellow) Daniel (117 ‘, Yellow) Antonio Martinez (117 ‘, Yellow The Cultural followed his own. With ten jabatos in defensive works and a Sergio Benito who oxygenated his team by sticking the ball to his boot every time he arrived. This boy is 20 years old and soccer to distribute beyond Second B. I mess with Atlético and also Valencia. It has speed, instinct and quality. And lungs. He was at a sad point to prevent the match from reaching extra time and if a team made merits to avoid it, that was the Cultural.The success of the Cultural was in itself those 30 minutes of more. Another Champions team that had to play an extension in the Kingdom of León. Perhaps the physicist could make a dent in the Leon in the thirty minutes more. But it was not the case. In fact, Luque, on the other hand, was close to overtaking his team in ’98. It was not a goal because the stringer did not want to. Valencia only took command of operations in the last ten minutes of the game. There Ferran finally tested Giffard, who solved well, and Rubén Sobrino failed in the last breath what seemed impossible to fail. The Cultural Leonesa reached penalties. There he finished his way in this Cup, but his story will remain in the legend of the tournament.AiraThe coach of the Cultural and Sports Leonesa, José Manuel Aira, stressed that his team guarded another rival “de ‘Champions’ on Wednesday, despite being defeated in the penalty shootout by Valencia in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey.Aira said the two teams had chances to win and stressed that the Cultural did not feel inferior at any time.The culturalist coach valued the work of his players, of which he feels “proud”, and said that what he did before Valencia and last Thursday against Atlético de Madrid has to show the path to follow.He also said that his team will be physically recovered to receive Logroñés, leader of group II of Second B on Sunday.CeladesValencia coach Albert Celades said on Wednesday, after the victory with many troubles against Cultural Leonesa in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, that his team was able to resolve the match before the penalties.Celades stressed that his team overcame a “difficult context” with the turf in bad shape for soccer practice and said he is “very proud” of his players. “It has been a typical Cup game, very entertaining,” he said, and stressed that Valencia could not impose its supposed superiority “because in this football nobody gives anything and everything costs a lot.”He also stressed that Cultural is a team made to ascend and has high-class players. “We knew it was going to be difficult because we had seen some games and we knew their potential,” he said.last_img read more

The day David Silva rejected Real Madrid

first_imgHELIOS DE LA RUBIA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Silva with his father and the president of Arguineguín the day he did the tests with Real Madrid.HELIOS DE LA RUBIA (DAILY AS) After David Silva’s refusal was the Valencia The one who appeared on the scene. This was revealed by Sixto Alonso, scout of the Real Madrid factory expert in the Canary quarry: “I recommended David Silva to Real Madrid twice. The club did some tests in a month of May. He liked it, but he did not convince. He returned in September to play a tournament where Valencia also participated. When Valencia learned that Real Madrid did not want it for the second time, he called immediately to incorporate it into his youth. They are things that can happen. When you have to make 100 decisions a year, it is normal that one is wrong, but many others are correct. “Edu Álvarez, a physiotherapist from Manchester City and a close friend of David Silva, also explains why the Canary chose to go to the Premier after leaving Valencia: “In clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona, ​​the media and fans can be really intrusive. Footballers in England are more respected, people are only interested in what they do in the field.”The player lived a very intense 2010 year. Before being world champion with the Spanish National Team in the World Cup in South Africa He was close to signing again for Real Madrid. He was chosen by the white team for the midfield. However, Manchester City raised the white offer and took the player from Valencia for € 33M during the World Cup competition. CHEMA DIAZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>David Silva received the award in the hands of Butragueño and Di StéfanoCHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS) Fernando Jiménez, David Silva’s father, also spoke in the report about the conversation he had with Vicente del Bosque. At that time, the former Spanish coach was working in the Real Madrid quarry: “Del Bosque saw him. He told me, when he talked about him, that he had quality and vision of the game. And he told me that the boy was very small.”By cons, Silva’s father was clear in his position from the start: “I told him that the boy did not take him there to stay. He took him out of engagement with a friend. I told them that if they thought he was an interesting player, he would go to his village and be followed.” Vicente Miranda, President of the Arguineguin, accompanied David Silva to Silva’s tests with Real Madrid. He remembered in AS how those days were: “We took him because he had incredible conditions for a boy his age and we were convinced he would stay.” Even, he says, he surprised Míchel: “He was looking at his son and he looked at us with a look of amazement every time David touched the ball.” He stays safe, “he told us. In the end they did not stay in Madrid because they thought it was very short, “he concluded. Football are moments and decisions. Many decisions. Clubs like Real Madrid have to take many throughout the season and even more if it’s the situation of their quarry players. There was a day, not far away, in which David Silva could play at Real Madrid.The Canarian midfielder has had a successful career in soccer elite and It has been a key piece in one of the best templates in the history of Valencia and Manchester City, club that will leave at the end of this season. However, during his base football player stage He was tempted several times by Real Madrid. A club joined by several ties, as the whites awarded him with the ‘Prize for Human Values ​​in Sport’ in 2005.David Silva was very close to joining Real Madrid in 1998. The talented soccer player was invited with 12 years to pass some tests with the white club. Silva did not stay in Madrid and The two sides agreed to follow-up in order to repeat the tests the following summer. Nevertheless, Silva revealed in ‘Made In Gran Canaria’, documentary made by Manchester City, white interest and its rejection: “They called me every year, but we decided not to go. The following year I returned to my city where I played until I was 14 years old.” Real Madrid recognized Silva’s sportsmanshipThe Real Madrid Foundation distinguished the player in 2005. During that season, David Silva played on loan at Eibar in Second Division. The white team awarded him the ‘Prize for Human Values ​​in Sport’ for his behavior in a Lleida – Eibar. In that meeting, played on May 1, 2005, Silva decided throw the ball out in the discount time of the second part when he was in free position to score because an opponent, Bruno, was lying on the ground. The game ended up going 1-1 at that time.That gesture also earned him the ‘Clean Game Trophy’ granted by the Federation. David Silva received the award from Emilio Butragueño and Alfredo Di Stéfano in an emotional act. An attitude that summarizes the humility and values ​​with which the world champion has developed his entire career.last_img read more

Rajada del Coruxo by Reinier: “We put together the 80 teams of 2ªB and that money is not handled”

first_imgDo you know where this difference is? O Pontevedra to previous xornada pasoulle above Castela 4-0, could be 6. Or Castela puxo thousand apologies affecting vitoria garnet, nos iso non or facemos, or winner congratulations. Once I have said it, or from pointing out to outra fazula non estila– Coruxo FC (@CoruxoFCoficial) March 7, 2020Then a second tweet would arrive, in the same line: “Do you know where the difference is? The Pontevedra on the previous day passed over Castilla, 4-0, and could be six. Castilla put a thousand excuses, shaving the garnet victory. We do not do that, the winner is congratulated. Having said that, putting the other cheek does not stretch. “ You were at ease cos 30 million, nin primeira clubs dye that investment. Xuntamos os 80 clubs of category and that diñeiro was not handled. We are playing with Xornadas, Rodrygo 54 million, Salvoulles Os Mobles, at the end of the game before or last day of Taboa.– Coruxo FC (@CoruxoFCoficial) March 7, 2020However, minutes later, Coruxo strongly criticized Reinier’s contest in a Second B match, estimating that a player who has cost 30 million euros undermines the competition. And by the way, Rodrygo also took a touch. In response to a tweet from En Xogo TVG2, with the images of the game and an informative message (“A signing of 30 million Real Madrid starts to stand out in La Fábrica. Two Reinier goals knocked down the resistance of Coruxo”), the club Vigués was blunt: “They stay at ease with the 30 million, none of the best clubs have that investment. We put together the 80 teams in the category and that money is not handled. Recall that two days ago Rodrygo, 54 million, saved the furniture at the end of the game against the last of the table. “A strong message, although uncertain in two points: Rodrygo scored the second of Castilla’s goals against Sanse, the Subsidiary was already earning 1-0; and the cost of the Brazilian for his signing from Santos was 40 million, not 54. The Coruxo was thrashed Valdebebas in a match that was the premier scorer of Reinier with the Real Madrid shirt, although at the moment playing in the ranks of Castilla. The Brazilian scored two of the four goals of the whites against the Galician team, who after the game had kind words when analyzing the crash on his Twitter account: “Nothing can be objected, the hit in attack of the white subsidiary was decisive. “last_img read more

The AFE specifies the RFEF and LaLiga makes its qualification

first_imgThe official note from the Federation on the meeting held this Tuesday was followed by another from the AFE, specifying the first, and later another from LaLiga, clarifying the previous two.. Although Aganzo and Rubiales agree on what is important: play every 72 hours and also take hydration breaks when the government decides (probably from June 5, although behind closed doors) that football can return, both published paths press releases with their respective points. The rosary was later joined by Thebes. We publish all three in chronological order for readers to draw their own conclusions:The RFEF, which said the following:“The RFEF held a telematic meeting this afternoon with all the members of the monitoring commission (RFEF, LNFP and Unions) to continue working during the health crisis. Luis Rubiales stressed the importance of ensuring safety at the time that the government and health authorities approve the return of football. The Federation made clear its frontal rejection of footballers playing every 48 hours. Given the inflexible position of the RFEF, AFE has been forced to accept that the minimum will be 72 hours, thus undoing its previous agreement with the League.The Federation thus imposes the defense of the health of footballers above the competition. In addition, he indicated that during the months of May, June, July or August, special attention will be given to the dispute of matches in which the conditions of heat, solar radiation and humidity are contrary to the health of the soccer players.In addition, according to reports to experts commissioned by the federal body, two hydration pauses per time will be approved to combat the high temperatures that may occur in the summer months. “AFE replied, saying the following:1. First of all, We regret the tone of the meeting and we have said so during the course of the meeting, understanding that a direct attack has been carried out on the work of this union. Especially, when AFE has shown its rejection of the extension of individual contracts of the players in a systematic way. 2. Related to the health of footballers, AFE’s position has always been that matches should be played within a minimum period of 72 hours, a recommendation that FIFPro (International Federation of Professional Footballers) also recommends. 3. Regarding the calendar and the restart or cancellation of the competitions, what the health authorities say will be respected. And in this AFE will request an express confirmation for the purposes of these authorities. Especially in the summer time due to high temperatures. And we are concerned not only with professional football, but with other categories. In fact, there is comparative law on this subject.4. And, finally, on the extension of the contracts of the footballers that end on June 30, we regret that the RFEF intends to follow FIFA, and assume this position, that of extending them, because would violate the labor rights of the workers.LaLiga replied, saying the following:“Within the Commission, no type of measure has been submitted for approval in relation to the competition. It should be noted that its discussion was not foreseen at any point on the agenda of the meeting and it has not been suggested to include it during the same .Hydration breaks during matches have not been addressed or made a single mention. Beyond that LaLiga would agree, as every season, that one more hydration stop can be added, and that these breaks are already included in the regulations.Regarding playing matches every 72 hours, no agreement has been reached or anything has been put to a vote and, consequently, nothing has been approved. There have only been demonstrations by AFE in this regard. Likewise, it is categorically false that the AFE and LaLiga had reached an agreement to play every 48 hours, as stated by the RFEF.No closed-door match protocol has been mentioned, discussed or approved. LaLiga has already drawn up a protocol for this eventuality since the beginning of March, shared with the UEFA commission, of which we are part and with the rest of the representatives of European leagues that participate in it.Finally, and in relation to the opposition of the RFEF to the fact that in the months of May, June, July or August, matches are played in which the conditions of heat, solar radiation and humidity are detrimental to the health of the athletes, The representatives of LaLiga at the meeting, have stated and recalled that the setting of schedules corresponds exclusively to LaLiga, under the current Coordination Agreement, a circumstance that has been ratified by the Board of Directors of the Higher Sports Council (CSD). and that the schedules will always be set taking into account, as has always been done, the protection of the health of athletes. For all these reasons, it is surprising that information is reported on aspects that, on the one hand, have not even been valued or subject to debate and, on the other hand, the content of the Commission’s debates is distorted with some kind of interest in it ” .last_img read more