Atlético returns the amount of tickets for LaLiga and Liverpool

first_imgHe Athletic has not wanted leave their partners and supporters in the lurch before the crisis derived from the COVID-19. From the moment that both LaLiga and the Federation decided to suspend the competition, the Wanda Metropolitano entity took the decision from return the money to those people who had bought tickets for the three games that have been on sale for a long time, such as Valladolid, he Alaves and the Majorca. Atlético normally sells tickets for the matches three months in advance.He club proceeded the money back the last week and during the latter, the amount corresponding to the sale of 4,500 tickets. Atleti has returned about 250,000 euros for this concept. The red and white entity understands that these matches will be played, although it is still unknown when and under what conditions, so preferred proceed to return of money.The same measure it has also been applied to the tickets that had been purchased for the match of the Women’s Champions against him Barcelona and for the membership invitations that had been exchanged for said meeting, which was to be held at the new headquarters of Alcalá de Henares. In addition, and after the match before the Liverpool, the club returned the amount of the tickets of those partners who decided at the last minute do not travel to Liverpool by the coronavirus, 290 people in total. The Madrid club returned 17,000 euros for this concept, a cost fully assumed by Atlético, since Liverpool refused to make a return to the Madrid entity.The club also got in contact with all unpaid partners they had exchanged their invitation for any of the five games of LaLiga that remained to be played in the Metropolitan Wanda to inform you that this invitation was canceled. The club revealed to the members that at the time the new dates of the matches and it is confirmed that they can be played with the attendance of spectators, activate the reservation system and exchange of invitations for all unsubscribed members who have not yet consumed their invitation during this season.last_img read more

Pezzella: “I had the crap of waking up without knowing if I could breathe”

first_imgContagion: “I had that shit, to put it in some way, of thinking: ‘Will I wake up tomorrow without being able to breathe, will I be complicated or not?’. You never know what can happen. I tried to take it easy so as not to convey fear to people who But internally one when one is in bed or looking at the ceiling and begins to think or read news, says: ‘uh, and I’m with this virus, let’s see where it affects, which way it takes you …’ And you also have the fear that being an athlete you have some sequel in your lungs … I don’t know: a lot of questions that one asks oneself. “ First days of quarantine: “We went twice in a row to Udine, which at that time was marked as one of the risk areas. It was two weekends in a row: the first we returned without playing, the second we played, and a teammate started with a little fever. The next day after playing they tell us not to go training anymore and I got a little fever in the afternoon, I was a little weak The next day the same thing And well, I wrote to the doctor He recommended a paracetamol and after that I was fine. But as soon as I woke up the doctor called me and said “Look, one of your colleagues tested positive for the virus, so we are going to the hospital to test you.” We went with another player who was in the same and the next day they told me it was positive. And from there I started this famous 15-day quarantine in which if someone is with you in your house you have to be locked in your room, you cannot have contact of any kind. I was alone, I was locked up but using all gives the house. “Without the family: “It is not easy: I have been locked up in my house in Fiorencia for practically a month. I have complied with the mandatory quarantine of not being in contact with anyone. Today the only thing you can do is go to the supermarket, but thank God we are lucky that They can send us the food home, so I also avoid going because they are huge lines of people, you wait out in the open. “Cured: “Fortunately, everything is gone now, and obviously, once the positive response came, I was very happy. Me and the other two affected players, Vlahovic and Cutrone, have had different symptoms. Where did we get the virus from? No There are many alternatives. Looking back, the only way to get infected is at the club. “ The Argentine defender of the Fiorentina and former soccer player of Betis, Germán Pezzella, You have had a hard time having to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus. Once the virus was overcome, he has granted an interview to the Olé newspaper since Italy where has your experience with the COVID-19.last_img read more

Neuer is upset by the leaks of his renewal

first_imgAlthough this amount is not entirely extraordinary within the Bayern squad – Robert Lewandowski is said to earn more – it is something that these moments it can provoke rejection by the fans and public opinion. The goal Manuel Neuer is upset by the leaks that have jumped to the media about his negotiations to renew with Bayern, which may threaten his good name, according to information in the Munich daily “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.The Munich newspaper refers in the first place to an information published in the magazine “Sportbild” according to which the agent of Neuer, Thomas Kroth, would have asked the captain of Bayern and the German team an annual salary of 20 million euros. Already at the beginning of the year there had been winds of crisis after a conversation between Neuer and Bayern’s sports director, Hasan Salhamidzic, was reflected in the media. In that conversation, according to the information that was circulated, Neuer would have refused to give minutes in some games to Alexander Nubel, that he will arrive at Bayern next season and that he must be prepared to relieve the current owner in the future.Another detail that was disclosed by the press are alleged differences between Neuer and Bayern regarding the duration of the new contract.criticsThe discussion about the renovation has already earned Neuer attacks and criticism. Lothar MatthäusFor example, he said that the goalkeeper should remember that gratitude was not a one-way thing and that Bayern had been faithful to him during the injury he had that left him out of the fields for almost a full season. Matthäus also recalled that Bayern had closed ranks around Neuer when Marc André ter Stegen admitted his desire to relieve him as the starter of the German national team.According to a survey by Kicker magazine, More than 70 percent of fans believe that Bayern should not give in to Neuer’s claims.Neuer, 34, has a contract with Bayern until 2021. The club would have offered him a renewal until 2023 but Neuer wants a new contract for 5 years, according to the media.last_img read more

More mess in Germany: a whole second team, quarantined

first_imgThe Bundesliga continues to walk on the wire. As the Reuters agency advanced during the morning of Tuesday, The government around Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided that it can be played again from May 15, despite the numerous positive cases that continue to exist in the German First and Second Divisions. The last one to set off alarms was the modest Erzgebirge Aue of the Bundesliga2, who decreed to quarantine his entire squad due to a positive case in his ranks. The statement issued by the violets dictates the following: “The entire Erzgebirge Aue workforce, including its coaching staff and staff, was subjected to preventive domestic quarantine. The reason for the decision is a positive case in the staff of violets that emerged after the second round of tests. With the decision to subject the staff to domestic quarantine, the Erzgebirge Aue increases its precautionary measures, which are always in accordance with the team’s medical department“It remains to be seen how this positive will affect, which adds to a total of ten more in the first and second divisions of the Bundesliga, to Merkel’s final decision. As for the Erzgebirge Aue, the quarantine will not last beyond May 7. It will be then when the club repeats the tests in order to be able to continue training and preparation for the resumption of the Bundesliga. This is provided for in the health plan prepared by the German league federation DFL.last_img read more

Solskjaer assumes that Pogba will continue at United

first_img“Good gamers can all the time play collectively,” he stated. Solskjaer in an interview with Sky Sports activities. “Bruno Fernandes had an awesome instant influence on the crew, the membership and the followers. It was a push for everybody. With the return of Paul Pogba and Rashford’s damage (injured on the again) the whole lot will be unbelievable “, added. The coach of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, advised this Saturday that Paul Pogba will continue on the English crew subsequent season. The Norwegian stated he has excessive hopes for the longer term partnership between the Frenchman, already recovered from his ankle damage, and Bruno Fernandes in his crew’s midfield. The Portuguese midfielder He arrived at Manchester United in late January from Sporting, an operation that is being investigated by FIFA following a declare by Sampdoria, however he nonetheless hasn’t been in a position to play a minute with Pogba, whose final assembly dates from December 26, 2019 in opposition to Newcastle (4-1).Ready for a resumption of the Premier League, Solskjaer has put all his religion in each gamers. The Portuguese has already scored three objectives and has given three assists in 9 video games and 667 minutes in all competitions, whereas the French, as a consequence of accidents, have solely performed eight video games and have but to see a purpose.last_img read more

Tony Becca: Who will be the kings of Eden Gardens?

first_img Batting powerhouse Quality hitting In a nutshell, the teams boast exciting batting, probably with the exception of India’s Virat Kohli, the best in Twenty20 cricket, and they bat deep, one parading a batting powerhouse capable of hitting many sixes and many fours, the other known for their elegant drives and cuts which race away to the boundary. In Gayle, especially, and Charles, Samuels, and Simmons, however, plus Bravo, Russell, Sammy, and Brathwaite, the West Indies boast a batting line-up which, although it always promises to hit the ball very far hard and very far, and when it does, it can be very destructive, it sometimes, and quite often, falls very short of its attempted distance or regularity. England, on the other hand, possess more controlled batting, the type which can sometimes be conservative, more reliable and productive. The batting on either side, but especially on the West Indies side, could, however, depend on the luck of the day, on the opposition’s fielding on the day, and on their bowling throughout the day. The West Indies bowling, which may be Samuel Badree, Russell, Bravo, Brathwaite, Sulieman Benn, and probably Gayle, may, but for Badree, and probably Benn, find the going rough. England’s attack of the left-handed David Willey, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Stokes, Moeen Ali, and Adil Rashid is a bit more skilful and devious. It could put the West Indies batsmen under pressure, especially because of their big-hitting and sometimes careless reputation. On the other hand, if they report to the Eden Gardens bubbling with confidence, the West Indies batsmen could easily rip them apart. Despite their lack of skill, however, the West Indies bowlers may dismantle England’s sometimes timid batting. The key to the West Indies bowling could well be Bravo. His slower, dipping deliveries can be deadly, if he gets them right. One thing is certain, the fielding on both sides will be extraordinary. England’s fielding, especially that of Stokes and Jordan, is good, and sometimes brilliant. The West Indies fielding, especially the catching of Russell, Bravo, and Sammy, is sometimes truly breathtaking. Based on the action which has gone before, today’s finals of the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournaments at the beautiful Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata promise to be a grand occasion to be played before an estimated 100,000 cheering spectators. The finalists are the West Indies and Australia in the women’s event, and the West Indies against England in the men’s final. And after the triumph of the young West Indians recently, it will be a great day for the West Indies, especially if they win one or both matches. The men’s final, however, is the stellar event, and however it goes, it should be a shoot-out to remember. It features some of the finest players, not only in the new, flashy, and exciting style of T20 cricket, but also some of the best in the longer, more traditional, and more celebrated format and representing the West Indies and England, two past champions. On one hand, representing the West Indies, the people’s favourite is Chris Gayle, the world’s most destructive batsman, a big left-hander with 98 sixes already in his bag, and he is backed up by a few others who fear no foe, by Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, and others like Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, and Carlos Brathwaite. On the other hand, representing England, the founders of the game, is Joe Root, one of the world’s best batsman technically, an elegant, attractive, and confident right-hander with a pocketful of runs in his possession, and he is supported by a mixture of fine batsmen in the confident opening pair of Jason Roy and Alex Hales, the solid Eoin Morgan, the dashing and fearless all-rounder Ben Stokes, the attacking Jos Buttler, and a few others. The two teams, who lit up the tournament, one in 2010 and one in 2012, are desperate for success this time around. England are fighting to establish themselves, especially in this exciting format of the game, and the West Indies are determined to confirm their success in the T20 style as opposed to their struggling and disappointing form in the longer versions of the game. This tournament has been exciting and wonderful, and it has produced some lovely cricket. It has not produced too much of the hit-or-miss swinging while batting. It has produced some elegant and classical strokes, some quality hitting straight down the ground, some extraordinary fielding and catching, and some teasing and baffling right-arm leg-spin bowling instead of the fast and straight variety pitched just short-of-a-length. The spin bowling throughout the entire tournament has been good, the batting of Gayle, 100 off 48 deliveries against England, including 11 sixes, was exciting, and the batting of Kohli, 55 off 37 deliveries against Pakistan, 82 not out off 51 deliveries against Australia, and 89 not out off 47 deliveries against the West Indies were magnificent. The batting of Roy, 78 off 44 deliveries against New Zealand, was tasty, the batting of Buttler, 32 off 17 against New Zealand was delightful, the bowling of spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand, throughout was impressive, the stumping of Sabbir Rahman by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Suresh Raina against Bangladesh was almost unbelievable, and many of the catches were simply extraordinary. India’s comeback victory over Bangladesh in the last over at the end of the innings, as Bangladesh, needing one run to tie with three wickets in hand, lost to India by one run off the last delivery; India beat Australia off the last delivery with Dhoni hitting a six, and the West Indies defeated South Africa with two deliveries to spare were some of the thrilling moments of 2016. If Gayle, Samuels, Russell, Badree and company from the West Indies; and England’s Root, Stokes, Buttler, and Rashid parade their skills today, the Eden Gardens will be the place to be. The action should be exciting and extraordinary, and it may not really matter who wins. The tournament started with eight of the 16 teams very close and having an equal chance of victory, and it is finishing, after some thrilling and exciting matches, with two of them, the powerful, hard-hitting West Indies, and the conservative, easy-going England, boasting an equal chance of snatching victory, even though my favourites must be the West Indies, who have already beaten England. England go in with a thrilling victory over the previously unbeaten New Zealand, the West Indies with an exciting victory with two deliveries to spare.last_img read more

Caribbean Choice new sponsor for Oaks

first_img DELIGHTFUL OPPORTUNITY He also named the Guineas runner-up A THOUSAND STARS from the stables of 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta, Philip Feanny’s SORRENTINO’S STAR, GOLDEN GLORY from the Subratie stable and Fitzroy Glispie’s BIRD CATCHER as contenders. David Reid, brand manager of Caribbean Choice, said the sponsorship was “a delightful opportunity to venture into your world of horse racing and we are excited to participate in the coming out party”. Reid was quick to add that the Ladies Day programme will feature a hat parade a staple on Oaks Day over the years as well as a number of giveaways to patrons, while Spragga Benz will provide the musical entertainment for racing fans. The 77th running of the Jamaica Oaks at Caymanas Park on Saturday will have a new sponsor in Caribbean Choice. Plans for the mile and quarter classic for native-bred three-year-old fillies were outlined by representatives of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) and Caribbean Choice a major brand with Grace Foods franchise at yesterday’s launch on the front lawns of Caymanas Park. Denzil Miller Jr, CTL’s racing secretary, said the race will offer a total purse of $3 million, inclusive of $1 million donated by the sponsor. The race will as usual be run in honour of Hilma Veira, former general manager of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) and ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee. “After the season’s first classic on April 9, the Post to Post 1000 Guineas, it is back to the drawing board for some and high hopes for others,” said Miller. “The outstanding filly and Triple Crown contender NUCLEAR AFFAIR, who romped the 1000 Guineas for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros, continues to train well after her fast time win of 1:39.2 for a mile and although Subratie has never won the Oaks, he certainly has the horse to accomplish the feat this time around,” said Miller.last_img read more

Lord Equus to rebound

first_img IDEAL TRIP (7) PROLIFIC PRINCESS (8) ITALIANO/MIND SET (9) LORD EQUUS/CLASSY AVIATOR (10) LOTTERY TICKET/ HONEY DARLIN (11) NUCLEAR AFFAIR (12) SMOKEY TOPAZ/ MERITONE Walker, Graham, and O’Shaun Connection should team up once again to win the eighth race over 1500 metres (claiming $450,000-$400,000) with down, in-class ITALIANO. Having beaten better in his first two races of the season in January, the seven-year-old grey gelding should defy topweight of 57.0kg over what is an ideal trip for him but should still be wary of the Wayne DaCosta-trained MIND SET and the recent winner STAR NEW VISTA. LORD EQUUS, who finished a good fifth to FUTURE KING in the recent Post to Post 2000 Guineas, should take a lot of beating in the ninth race over 1200 metres, this for non-winners of two three-year-olds. Trained by 14-time champion PhilipFeanny, LORD EQUUS notched his last win over this trip in the fairly good time of 1:13.4, and based on his good fourth to CHASE THE GREAT in the March 19 Prince Consort Stakes (Guineas trial), will prove hard to beat with only 51.5kg and Oneil Mullings aboard. CLASSY AVIATOR (Wesley Henry up) and the Wayne DaCosta-trained LITTLE BIG HORN (Walker up) are twin dangers in a field of 11. Race number 10 for the Ricochet Cup over the round-five course for maiden three-year-old fillies should resolve itself into a straight fight between the Feanny-trained HONEY DARLN (Mullings up), who went down fighting against SUPER COP last Saturday, and the DaCosta-trained LOTTERY TICKET (Walker up), who showed promise on her recent debut. It should to be close, but for me, it’s LOTTERY TICKET. The 11th race, the Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks for native-bred three-year-old fillies over 2,000 metres, looks a mere formality for the impressive 1000 Guineas winner NUCLEAR AFFAIR, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros. This exceptional hree-year-old filly is unbeaten in three starts this season, and having looked razor sharp at exercise, should lead home Guineas runner-up A THOUSAND STARS in a field of 10. Then, close all bets with the speedy SMOKEY TOPAZ under top apprentice Linton Steadman in the last race over 1,200 metres, where MERITONE and BLUE DIXIE are main rivals in a field of 11 overnight allowance horses. TOMORROW’s Jamaica Oaks 12-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a host of carry-overs, including $4.2 million in the Pick-9 from Race Four to 12 and $1.1 million in the late Super-6 from Race Seven to 12. There is also a place pot carry-over of $281,000 as well as $95,097 hi-five carry-over from Sunday to tomorrow’s fifth race and a superfecta carry-over of $146,000 from Sunday’s eighth race to the first race tomorrow. We look at the second Super-6 commencing in Race Seven, a four-year-old and up restricted allowance (non-winners of two) for fillies and mares to be contested by 10 starters over 1,200 metres. VALLEY OF QUEENS, KIMBERLY GOLD, SWEET DIMENSION, and the sparingly raced filly PROLIFIC PRINCESS are expected to figure prominently. Victory should go to the Neive Graham-trained PROLIFIC PRINCESS despite racing for the first time since August of last year. Back then, she was a runaway winner over this trip in the fairly good time of 1:14.3, and with connections, including popular owner O’Shaun Connection doing very well with their string of horses this season, PROLIFIC PRINCESS should return with a bang under title-chasing jockey Omar Walker. She has most to fear from KIMBERLY GOLD, who hails from the in-form stables of Steven Todd. LATE SUPER-6 FANCIESlast_img read more

Mattocks’ omission was tactical, says coach

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:ONE GOOD turn generally leads to another. That wasn’t the case for Darren Mattocks in Sunday night’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final between Jamaica and Mexico, when the 24-year-old striker was not handed a starting place.Head coach Winfried Sch‰fer explained in the post-game press conference that “it was a tactical” decision, as he wanted Simon Dawkins – with whom he has been alternating the starting place – to press their midfielders for a tighter defensive system at the start of the game.Mattocks had scored in the previous game when Jamaica hit a high, creating history with a 2-1 semi-final win against the United States at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, their first over the Americans on their turf.However, he was left on the bench, and within a minute of entering the field at the 60th minute, Mexico scored their third goal enroute to a 3-1 win.However, Mattocks came up trumps for the second game running by scoring at the 80th minute to hand the Reggae Boyz a consolation goal.”A bit too late,” he admitted.Asked if he was disappointed at not being included in the starting eleven, the straight-talking player said: “As a striker, you’re always going to be disappointed, especially after scoring in the last game, beating America for the first time in America.TEAMGAME”But it’s a team game, a team effort, and I’ve got to respect the coach’s decision and just come in the game and make an impact. Unfortunately, my impact was just a bit too late,” said Mattocks.”We need to move forward as a country, and we’re gonna get back to the drawing board and not get too complacent about this because it’s a great run into the final, but there are things that we can improve on and, hopefully, we’ll move on to the future in the right direction,” he added.Mexico, meanwhile, were lifting an unprecedented seventh title. The United States (five) and Canada (one) are the other tournament winners.”Hats off to the Mexican team,” Mattocks said. “They did fantastic in this game, and they deserve to be champions.”last_img read more

‘Belief still alive’, says Sunshine Girls head coach Reynolds

first_imgJamaica’s Sunshine Girls were in a militant mood yesterday, as they rebounded from the disappointment of their Pool B defeat to England in the 2015 Netball World Cup in Australia to dispatch Scotland 71-24 in a one-sided affair. The result meant Jamaica (four points) finished second behind England (six points) in Pool B. The two nations advanced to the second round (Pool E), where Jamaica played against New Zealand earlier this morning, and are to face Uganda and Malawi, with the top two moving on to the semi-finals. Australia, South Africa, Wales and England will contest Pool F, which will decide the other two semi-finalists. Sunshine Girls head coach, Minneth Reynolds, told The Gleaner in a telephone interview that although the team was disappointed after their loss to England, the Girls remain resolute and are even more determined and focused on their goal. “The focus has remained the same although they lost to England. We were a bit disappointed at first, but they (Sunshine Girls) are still on a mission, so we bounced back against the Scottish,” she said. “They probably put more into the Scotland game because they wanted to prove to themselves that they are worthy contenders and that we can compete at our best at anytime,” she continued. A win over New Zealand this morning would put the Jamaicans in pole position to win their qualification group and set a likely semi-final date with England. That is if things go according to plan and Australia win Pool F. Prior to the match, Reynolds said they intended to win against New Zealand and top the group. “We are looking forward to New Zealand; we know it’s going to be a very tough game, but we are sticking to the task. Our attack will have to be penetrative, and we cannot stop at anything, we just have to be strong. “We want to win this game and all the games in the group. It’s important to win all your games, as winning your games only strengthens your confidence of getting to the final. So the objective is to win, and that is what is expected, and the Girls are looking forward to go out there, compete and win,” she continued. “The belief is still alive, the determination and the confidence is still there, and we are definitely going for gold, so we are going out to play our best, and we will be going very hard,” added Reynolds. In other matches yesterday, Wales beat Uganda 49-47, Fiji beat Zambia 59-51, South Africa beat Sri Lanka 89-17.last_img read more