The FEF decides in seven days if the final is in Madrid or Seville

first_imgAnother novelty is that the contest was launched not only to host the final of this edition but of the four, until 2022-23. The Wanda Metropolitano is the big favorite to win this award, stadium where the last Champions League final was held. Almeida, mayor of Madrid, has openly acknowledged that he has negotiations with the Federation to be the headquarters for the next three years. But it is the Junta de Andalucía that also opposes to win the contest. It would be to take her back to Seville, since Last season it was also the venue because Valencia-Barcelona was played at Benito Villamarín. The novelty is that this time it would be in La Cartuja, a stadium in disuse.The Federation made public the conditions for submitting applications on December 27, the day from which the initial financial offers and the necessary documentation could be sent. The deadline to apply ended on January 13, the same date on which the negotiation process was initiated by the decision table. On January 24, the deadline for submitting the final offers with the best proposals by the federation entity has expired and it has a deadline until next Friday the seven to make a decision on the election of the headquarters. The negotiating table is made up of five people: the president of the RFEF or another delegate, the legal director, director of competitions, financial director and the director of operations. The decision they make must be subsequently approved by the Federation Board of Directors. The Royal Spanish Federation has seven days left to decide the venue for the Copa del Rey final April 18, which could be for more than one edition. It is one of the novelties in the contest launched by the federation. Madrid and Seville are the two candidates to celebrate this match. The FEF will visit La Cartuja next week.For second consecutive Year will be known before the stadium where the Cup final will be played that the finalists themselves. “It would be in the interest of the competition and of the fans to anticipate the election of the city and would accompany the celebration of acts and activities related to football for several days, and be allowed to gather the interest of fans and followers in this sport and enjoy of the annual Spanish football festival, “says the Federation in the contest rules.last_img read more

The miracle of Deportivo has no limits

first_imgCardsReferee: Iñaki Vicandi GarridoVAR Referee: Dámaso Arcediano MonescilloBoateng (19 ‘, Yellow) Francisco Montero (29 ‘, Yellow) Koné (29 ‘, Yellow) Víctor Mollejo (69 ‘, Yellow) Keko (74 ‘, Yellow Fernández Vázquez: “You don’t win so many games by luck”Fernando Vázquez, Deportivo coach, said that “not many games are won by luck” and said that the goal of the victory in Alcorcón in the added time was “a high, an explosion of incredible joy.”Deportivo achieved the victory in Alcorcón with a goal in the added time of the Ivorian Mamadou Koné, after a match in which the Madrid team dominated the score.“We play our game and his opponent. We ceded possession of the ball and from there we looked for a clear exit. In the first half we were not well, although we had two clear options, and in the second, the Alcorcón, which is very good team, put us in more trouble, “said Vázquez, at a press conference. Fernando Vázquez does not like to be called a magician, but what Deportivo has been doing since his arrival brushes the paranormal. Seven consecutive victories, and the latter worthy of study. 91 minutes defending, suffering and holding on to the inspiration of Dani Giménez in the goal. A draw that was already miraculous became victory in the last play of the game in practically the only shot between the three suits. Center of Keko Gontán and Mamadou Koné, holder for the injuries, marking on plate to punish an Alcorcón that deserved to win, took a new and undeserved stick in his stadium and ends an unbeaten seven-game streak.The match began with Corunna animation in the stands and potter in the field. And it is that the Alcorcón entered the encounter with two more marches than those of Vázquez. Good pressure throughout the field, greater intensity in duels and superiority in the game. The result was a Depor locked up with Montero shrinking ball after ball and Stoichkovthreatening Dani Giménez with two intentional shots. Twenty minutes of suffering until the left-handers of Çolak and Aketxe woke up to warn Alcorcón that Deportivo was also in Santo Domingo. The visitor awakening was short-lived and the yellows, who after taking a breath, returned to the charge with Stoichkov demanding the best of Dani Giménez. Good first half of those of Fran Fernández, dumped in the band of Mollejo, before a rocky Depor and delivered to the cons, but missing much the oxygen that Sabin Merino brings back to goal despite the tireless effort of Koné.The dynamics at the start of the second half continued the same, even with greater dominance of an Alcorcón that did everything well, but that failed to tear down the blue and white wall. The domino turned into harassment with the feeling that the local goal was only a matter of time. The same feeling was Fernando Vázquez, who struck Keko and Hugo Vallejo at once to try to threaten a Dani Jiménez who lived a placid morning. On the contrary, the other Dani, the Giménez, that in the 75th minute took a foul from Mula that was already slipping. And again the Galician goal was decisive two minutes from the end, when he took out a missile from Diéguez that was looking for a prize. When the local crowd was lamenting the draw, Koné’s head came at the last minute to enlarge the streak of Depor. To prove that Fernando Vázquez’s elf has no limits.center_img ChangesRui Costa (56 ‘, Dani Romera), Keko (66 ‘, Emre Çolak), Hugo Vallejo (67 ‘, Aketxe), Samuel Sosa (68 ‘, Oscar Arribas Pasero), Luis Ruiz (81 ‘, Victor Mollejo), Sergiy Myakushko (83 ‘, Juan Diego Molina Martinez)last_img read more

Ten Hag: “We have our style and we will try to play it”

first_imgIn Europe you always have to be good to get a good result. I think we have a way of playing and some principles. There are players who are returning from injuries and we are moving forward. If we manage to pass this tie, we will continue to grow until spring. We already play trophies.Will they raise the game to attack?We will try to play from behind and get ahead. You try and sometimes you have to play long balls and sometimes you can play back.Will we see Tadic in the lineup?Tadic we will see if they are in the eleven. They are progressing in recent weeks. They have played in the last days. On Monday we had a good training with them and they could play. We’ll see.He said that Getafe played to the limit.All players think like that. They are players who have experience. Sometimes you have to play aggressive, but you have to be within the parameters. We have seen that there have been actions that have not been correct on their part.Is Blind in good rhythm and can he play?Blind you will see tomorrow if he is at eleven. We’ve missed him, but we can’t be thinking about people who haven’t been. In the last period we have lost very important players.Taking into account the game of Getafe. Will they change anything?We have our way of playing and we trust what we do, we don’t care so much about the rest. We always face different styles.Will Van de Beek leave?I do not know, I do not think so. It has had a great evolution and has drawn attention at the international level. There are players who are in the spotlight and then things change.Is Varela ready to face such a match?His specialty is to stop and his ability to react and withstand the pressure. Tomorrow is our first goalkeeper and hopefully he enters our game well. Stopping is the fundamental thing.After reaching the Champions semifinals. Does the Europa League make you excited?Obviously we will give what is expected of us. Two years ago I would have been very happy to play the Europa League. We want to go as far as possible.Did you know anything about Getafe, any player? How does the team arrive at this time? There are many good players in Getafe. They would have the level to play in Ajax. Cucurella is a very good and famous player, but there are players who are magnificent. He knew something about Getafe, obviously. But at that time I didn’t know much about his way of working. We have delved into Getafe and know everything there is to know.Lisandro: “Getafe is a very aggressive and very aggressive team”Lisandro Martínez, footballer of Ajax, said Wednesday at a press conference that Getafe, his next rival in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League, is a “very strenuous and very aggressive” team. The Argentine player acknowledged that he will face an intense team and that the set led by Erik ten Hag will have to be used thoroughly to get a good result this Thursday at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum.“It’s a very tough team, very aggressive, they handle the pressure very well. They have it very well worked. They have very good players. We have to Make a very smart match. They are very aggressive, but we have be very smart and fight the game, “he said.Questioned why he defines Getafe as “aggressive” he replied that the reasons for adjecting it in this way is because of the “good pressure” that his players make and because they fight each ball with great intensity. “We have to make our game and break the pressure. I think this team has a lot to improve but we are doing things right. We have had the bad luck of having many injured. We are on the right track and we are working very well, “he said.“The Getafe is a team that defends very well. The ten players They fold very well. They press very well. When pressing go to win the ball, they do not give any for loss and go as if it were the last. ” “They can make a lot of difference with the pressure and with the theft of the ball. It’s when we have to show our personality and mentality. We have to demonstrate to any pressure we can impose on any game situation “, concrete.On the words of coach José Bordalás, who stated that the Ajax is the favorite to pass the tie, he said they take the Getafe technician statements as a “compliment”. “It is good that technicians and sometimes players recognize the good work what are we doing. But we focus on what we do “, finished -EFElast_img read more

No clear response to injuries

first_imgBecause, while it is true that many of those casualties are occurring due to muscle ailmentss, the last of Gayà yesterday for discomfort in the thigh. It seems that the team that has entered a spiral of bad luck. Those who suffer fiber breakage are added those that ‘break’ unexpectedly as were Soler, Piccini or Garay. And to top it off, a soccer player like Florenzi, who said Murthy himself was coming to play games like Atalanta’s, take chickenpox. Above problems between the harrow and the board, layoffs of doctors and trainers, or name transfers. The current season is being clearly marked by the injuries that Valencia is suffering. In the accumulated 7 months of competition, so just Wass, Jaume, Parejo and Correia have not gone through the infirmary, and yesterday was his own Celades who admitted not having found the exact reason.“When we recover a soccer player, another one falls or is injured“.” We have been living with the casualties all year. “It seems that we grow dwarfs “. Those were some of yesterday’s phrases from a Celades who encouraged his team “to reveal themselves” to the plague they are living. However, The technician has been looking for the specific reason that explains why a piece of equipment falls out every week, however it is not having it easy. All this causes those who are healthy have to accumulate more minutes on their legs, which, in the long term again leads to muscle injuries. Like the one Gayà suffered yesterday after having played the last month without rest.However, Celades also admitted that he has been trying for weeks to find the exact reason for so many problems in the physique of his players. The Catalan explained that he has considered all aspects, the type of training, the hardness of the grass etc. But, for the moment, it seems that it remains without a clear answer to a growing problem.last_img read more

Who can beat Djokovic?

first_imgAndy Murray28Davis Cup 2016 to Doha 2017 Andrey RublevfifteenDavis Cup 2019 at Open Australia 2020 Novak Djokovic35Davis Cup 2010 to Cincinnati 2011 However its streak of consecutive wins totals 21, making an allowance for his three victories within the Davis Cup final December. This means that Nole is in among the best moments of his sports activities profession, particularly when it comes to chained victories (See desk). Step by step, the Serbian approaches his 35 consecutive wins achieved between 2010 and 2011, second greatest model within the historical past of tennis. For now, the 56 wins of Roger Federer they appear distant, however every little thing is feasible with a devouring of information of the dimensions of the Serbian. Juan Martin del PotrofifteenAcapulco 2018 to Miami 2018 PLAYERVictoriesTournaments Roger Federer56Rotterdam 2005 to Dubai 2006center_img Greatest successful streaks Stan Wawrinka13Chennai 2014 to Indian Wells 2014 Rafael Nadal30Miami 2012 to Beijing 2013 Can anybody defeat Novak Djokovic in 2020? Don’t be alarmed, the reply is sure. The actual thriller is figuring out when what’s going to occur immediately has transpired into the class of miracle. And is that the Serbian doesn’t know the defeat up to now, including a complete of 18 consecutive victories between ATP Cup, Australian Open and the ATP 500 in Dubai, the place final Friday he ratified the world number one, at the least, till the American Masters 1,000 American tour of Indian Wells (March 12-22) and Miami (March 25 to April 5). As well as, the magnitude of those 21 wins will not be one, since Belgrade has defeated 5 top-10 in the course of the streak: Monfils (10th), Medvedev (fifth), Nadal (2nd), Federer (third) and Thiem (fifth). If we evaluate its present state of kind with the 2011 marketing campaign, we see that it’s on observe to repeat that prolific begin of the season by which conquered seven consecutive titles: Australia, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, Belgrade, Madrid and Rome. It was Federer who had the privilege of slicing the streak within the semifinals of Roland Garros.Apparently, the Swiss Categorical He was the final participant that Djokovic misplaced there for the month of November within the ATP Finals. However with the Swiss away from the tracks for a number of months because of his knee harm, it must be one other to take his witness. With Andy Murray additionally within the dry dock (he has gained Nole 11 occasions), there are solely left Nadal (26), Wawrinka (6) and Tsonga (6) as lively gamers who’ve gained Novak extra occasions. With fewer clashes, there are additionally two names to contemplate: Tsitsipas retains the stability tied with the Serbian (2-2), whereas Thiem has defeated him 4 occasions after eleven duels. Many inquiries to be resolved, however certainly one of them should step ahead in the event that they wish to finish the reign of Djoker …last_img read more

The Betis doctor’s gesture not to saturate hospitals

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 16, 2020 Since it doesn’t train our @RealBetis and we continue to monitor the health of our players at home, I am willing to help any citizen privately with musculoskeletal doubts / problems in order to prevent them from coming to our 🏥 and saturating them. I beg diffusion #I stay at home– JOSE MANUEL ALVAREZ CASADO (@dr_jm_alvarez) March 15, 2020“Since our @RealBetis does not train and we continue to monitor the health of our players at home, I am willing to help any citizen privately with musculoskeletal questions / problems in order to prevent them from going to our hospitals and saturating. I beg for broadcast #YoMeQuedoEnCasas “, says the doctor from Verdiblanco on social networks. José Manuel Álvarez, doctor of the Betis first team, offered himself to citizens through his Twitter profile to resolve any doubts about musculoskeletal problems that they may suffer, in order to help avoid saturating the emergency room and hospitals, at full capacity due to the coronavirus crisis.center_img Dr. Álvarez was in charge of giving the talk to the first-team footballers and the coaching staff led by Rubi last Friday at the Ciudad Deportiva Luis del Sol so that the Verdiblanco professionals could exercise at home. Soccer players are currently following an individualized work and nutritional plan, due to the suspension of group training due to the coronavirus crisis. In the talk, players and coaches were also informed of a series of recommendations to be taken into account according to the standards established by the health authority and the Government to avoid contagion.last_img read more

The Spanish Society of Epidemiology recommends “the cup final in autumn”

first_imgThe Copa del Rey final open or closed? Is it good that it is played in the middle of summer, in late July or early August, in Seville? These questions to which Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Federation, tries to answer almost every day, are truncated when the Spanish Society of Epidemiology comes into play. Because his forecasts do not match at all with those that the federal entity manages, or wants to manage. They recommend that the final of the Copa del Rey between Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao be played in autumn, not summer.This was stated by Pere Godoy, the president of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology, in an interview given on Radio Euskadi. “I would recommend that it be played in the autumn, because we believe with the research done that everything that involves large crowds of people, as in sports events, it would be prudent to wait until well past the summer, since in May and June there will be a high percentage of the population that will be susceptible to this disease, “he explains. Godoy, a medical specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, assures that society should be forgetting any collective event that brings together many people. “The best thing is to forget until well past the summer of all that are crowds like those of music concerts, sporting events or political rallies. Even to the beach I think we shouldn’t go en masse. And the children’s classes we must forget until after the summer. It is necessary to delay everything is the maximum if we do not want to go backwards ”. Remember that the UEFA calendar sent to the different federations places the final on August 5, something that does not fully convince both Basque clubs, and that seems complicated that it can be given in the current context. Until September-October there does not seem to be a good date for the dispute of that final.last_img read more

The four unknowns that will condition Valencia 20-21

first_imgCillessenIn goal the doubt is Cillessen. Jaume will continue to be one of the goalkeepers but the other position is not certain for the Dutch goalkeeper. On the one hand, Cillessen has a very high payroll that would be difficult to pay if there is no Europe. Valencia is currently out of Europe and the League final is not assured. Further, not convinced this year and in Mestalla offices plan to transfer and sign another goalkeeper. In an unpredictable market like the next one, it will not be easy. With the end of the 2019-20 season on the air, in Valencia offices they already think in making the template for the next campaign. And there four doubts arise, one per line, which condition the making of it. From there it will be necessary to retouch some positions. But how they are solved those four unknowns The bulk of the template for the next course will depend. GarayIn defence, the renewal of Garay continues without taking place. It was overwhelmed before Mateu Alemany left, but everything stopped after he left. Later, the club leaked that it was very close but not signed. And even when injured, Valencia slipped that it kept its renovation proposal. Three months later it has not been carried out and is far from occurring. If it does not arrive that renewal, the Valencia must take control of a center with gallons. With Paulista as consolidated central defender, Valencia will need another ready-made central defender and with immediate return to take ownership in the middle of the rear. Ferran TorresThe crux of the matter. Try renew you or get one good slice For a footballer who ends his contract in 2021 and in January can he negotiate with any club? What Valencia intends right now is to convince him that sign a long contract and stay as a franchise player. It is the option A and right now you don’t think about anything else. But if the theme is castled, another possibility is that Peter Lim change strategy and be forced to accept a good amount of money, this summer, by one of the pearls of europe. In that sense, the composition of the staff would have to change. An imbalance would be needed (Silva is an exciting possibility), not necessarily on the right wing because there Carlos Soler is already playing but a footballer who exceeds lines as is the case of Ferran. RodrigoPeter Lim continue with the idea of sell Rodrigo. At 29, the owner of Valencia has run out of opportunities to get a return on the investment he made in his day (30 million) when he bought it from Benfica. As he last summer (Atlético) like in January (Barcelona) the Hispanic-Brazilian was close to leave Mestalla. However, neither of the two interested parties reached the amount requested by the Singaporean, 60 million. ANDThe case is that in the next market, whenever, Rodrigo will be there again. Although the peculiarity of it, after the Covid-19 crisis, could make Lim reformulate his requests.last_img read more

ON THIS WEEKEND

first_imgSaturday9 a.m.: Sunderland vs Chelsea4 p.m.: West Ham vs Swansea6 p.m.: Aston Villa vs Newcastle9 p.m.: Bournemouth vs West Brom11 p.m.: Crystal Palace vs StokeSunday7:30 a.m.: Tottenham vs Southampton10 a.m.: Man City vs Arsenal4 p.m.: Liverpool vs WatfordSPORTSMAX SPORTSMAX2 Sunday11:30 a.m.: Leicester vs Evertonlast_img

‘Wagga’ Hunt memorial at UWI Bowl

first_imgThe seventh staging of the David ‘Wagga’ Hunt Football Extravaganza and Scholarship Initiative will be staged today at the UWI Bowl, Mona.Three games are down to be contested, starting at 1 p.m. with a Masters game between Pelican and Clarendon Eagles. The second game at 3 p.m. will feature the University of the West Indies’ Premier League team against Seaview Gardens’ Major League outfit.The feature match at 4:30 p.m. will see Kingston College (KC) and Calabar High’s Manning Cup teams going up against each other.The event, which is in its seventh year, is geared towards funding full scholarships for two eighth-grade students, one each from Calabar and KC, respectively. The scholarships are valued at $600,000 each, with $100,000 to be disbursed to the scholars each year during their high-school years.commendable academic performanceThe scholarships are valid for the duration of the students’ secondary-level schooling and will cover things like tuition, books, lunch and other relevant expenses.Scholarship recipients must display commendable academic performance and attitude, they should be involved in sports and other co-curricular activities and in need of financial assistance.Meanwhile, a donation to both schools will also be forwarded, with KC and Calabar to receive $100,000 each for the programmes.The David ‘Wagga’ Hunt Football Extravaganza and Scholarship Initiative has already contributed more than $2million, with more than 12 students benefitting from the programme, along with the two students to be selected this year.The annual event commemorates the life of former Meadhaven United and Calabar High coach, Hunt, for his committed and extensive contribution to the development of football in Jamaica.last_img read more