Ajax breaks the contract with Nouri

first_imgA few days ago we told how Abdelhak Nouri continued to improve, albeit slowly, from his accident. The footballer who collapsed in 2017 and ended up in a coma, is already at home, although he needs to use his eyebrows to communicate. The problem is that in Ajax, players who end their contracts must resolve their future before April 1st. Otherwise, your deals are automatically renewed for one more season. Ajax will not use his chip, so he will end his contract, although he will continue to care about Nouri’s well-being. In fact it is not something personal, since the future of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, for example, must be decided before the end of today (the striker will have to think if he goes to another club or if he retires if he does not want to renew). Tomorrow it will be officially known that players who end their contracts automatically renew and which players do not, and Nouri will be one of those who does not continue on the payroll. During all this time, Ajax has respected his contract, but now, days after the Dutch media made a special about him, they are going to break said agreement, as published Telegraaf. It is not because they do not want to help the 22-year-old who has spent more than half his life at the club. In fact, they are looking for other ways to continue helping you.last_img read more

AZ Alkmaar proposes that the big Dutch clubs help the modest

first_imgThe AZ Alkmaar has proposed that Dutch clubs to qualify for next season’s European competitions and share part of their income next season among those suffering financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 crisis.Thus, the teams that go to the previous stages of the Champions League they would transfer 25% of their income to a common fund, while those classified for the Europa League would contribute 15%, explained to Efe a source from AZ Alkmaar.The club presented the proposal at a telematic meeting called last Tuesday by the Royal Dutch Football Federation, and It remains to be seen if he receives the approval of the rest of the teams. Ajax and AZ Alkmaar himself could be the main donors for next season, They currently occupy the first two positions that give the pass to the previous rounds of the Champions League.The federation plans the return of the Eredivisie on June 19, provided that the Dutch Government allows it and the measures applied to contain the coronavirus are not extended. The Alkmaar club has proposed implement your idea regardless of whether the season resumes in June or is canceled.last_img read more

“My heart accelerates every time I remember the Recopa”

first_imgVíctor Fernández relives by means of the communication channels of Actual Zaragoza the remaining of the Recopa, the environment lived in the Parque de los Príncipes, the targets of Esnáider and Nayim and the subsequent celebration in the Plaza del Pilar at the identical time that he prepares the final assault of what could be, in his phrases, “the Cup of the XXI century.” A promotion that Actual Zaragoza has been pursuing for seven seasons and that’s very near reaching simply the yr that marks the 25th anniversary of the feat of Paris. —As we speak is the 25th anniversary of the Recopa. As time goes by, proper?“All the things goes very quick.” It looks as if yesterday, however 25 years is already a really respectable determine. All the things goes at a really excessive charge and all this that we’re experiencing appears to deliver you even nearer to the previous, however time is time.—What did that imply for you on Might 10, 1995?—It was the end result of a venture that had been began a number of years earlier, since we seized that workforce that was about to descend and that saved the class. Afterwards we managed to enter Europe and we have been constructing a really balanced workforce, with magnificent gamers, and that was the of entirety. Taking part in in Paris in opposition to Arsenal was the end result of that journey and the satisfaction and happiness for everybody. On a private {and professional} stage he represented the whole lot. As Aragonese it was the triumph of all Aragon and as a coach, if you’re not a coach for Madrid or Barcelona, ​​it is extremely troublesome to attain a European title and extra in these days, so it was touching the sky at the stage of the whole lot, however essentially at soccer stage.– How vital was the expertise of getting already performed two Cup finals in the earlier two seasons?—I knew completely nicely what defeat in a Copa del Rey remaining is, the one we performed in Valencia in opposition to Actual Madrid. They have been the favorites, however they didn’t present that distinction on the area. I suppose we deserved much more, however it was a great studying. We mentioned that we’d return a lot stronger and we did so the following season in opposition to Celta, in one other match that didn’t present the distinction in soccer that each groups had proven throughout the League, the place I have no idea if we took twenty factors off them. We didn’t handle to point out that obvious superiority in the area. We have been higher and, thankfully, we discovered our luck in the penalty shootout. I suppose it was the starting of a really profitable path that confirmed us that we have been ready to compete to win. Additionally it is crucial to learn to win. We realized from defeat and we realized how you would win, with a variety of maturity and focus, even if you happen to can not expose your greatest soccer values. The most effective picture of the Zaragoza season was not mirrored in that Cup remaining, however we did be taught to win.—In celebration of that Cup title, Cedrún promised the Recopa. What did you suppose at the time?—The Recopa was a brand new world for us, in the sense that we face the competitors with nice enthusiasm, however you’re by no means conscious of how far you may go. Cedrún was very daring on the balcony of the City Corridor saying that he needed to repeat it once more and what I was not so clear about was that it may very well be repeated with a European title. The reality is that it was a present from God to have the ability to stroll that path, which had its moments of brilliance, additionally of huge problem, and which had that remaining contact in an idyllic setting reminiscent of the Park of the Princes, in the final breath and with a purpose from the center of the area. All this enhances the legend and fable of this match and this workforce.“How did you want Arsenal?”—It was a workforce that by identify, historical past, gamers and trajectory, because it was the reigning champion, for us it was an enormous problem to which we knew the right way to reply completely. We additionally performed with the assurance that we weren’t the favorites, however while you face a remaining you don’t take into consideration whether or not you’re a favourite or not. You solely take into consideration successful and giving satisfaction to the hundreds and hundreds of Aragonese who went to Paris or have been pending right here. In that sense it was an indelible evening.“The environment in the Parque de los Príncipes was spectacular, proper?”—In the Copa del Calderón remaining, through which the capability was divided between Zaragoza and Celta followers, I was scared in the warm-up as a result of I didn’t see our followers. I don’t know what was taking place and I noticed the stands populated by Celta supporters, so I was frightened as a result of it didn’t correspond to what that they had instructed us. Nevertheless, I suffered the identical shock in Paris, however in reverse. After we went to the area, I remember that lengthy upfront, throughout the journey and round the stadium, I solely noticed Zaragocistas with their scarves and flags and virtually noticed no Arsenal followers. Logically, once we went out into the area, I had the feeling that the stands have been flooded by the followers of Actual Zaragoza and that the English have been inferior or didn’t seem. When the sport begins you may see that there’s an equitable distribution, but in addition in that part I remember that the Zaragoza followers clearly prevailed from the warm-up till the finish of the match. I have the feeling that we at all times beat Arsenal and it’s an indelible reminiscence for me.—Everybody talks about Nayim’s purpose, however Esnáider’s was additionally spectacular. —It’s a purpose that corresponds to a crack. He was a participant able to making that flip and that shot, with the violence that he did. It occurred at a decisive second of the match, already in the second half. I believed that whoever went forward on the scoreboard had an excellent probability of successful. We performed a lot better than them, particularly in the second half, and but it was not sufficient as a result of it had not been lengthy once they tied us. It was a jug of chilly water and we stayed till we reached extra time. It’s true that Nayim’s purpose goes down in historical past, however Esnáider’s was an incredible magnificence, plasticity and aggressiveness in the shot.– What did you transmit to the gamers earlier than the extension?—In a remaining, through which you may have a lot duty and there are such a lot of folks ready for you, you will need to transmit sufficient serenity and tranquility to beat that duty, give your greatest and, above all, have a transparent conscience of getting given completely the whole lot. We needed to stay by means of moments of nice stress: our purpose, their purpose, reaching additional time, calming the gamers as a result of it was as if that remaining had escaped after having superior, recovering them on the psychological and bodily aircraft … All the things I suppose we did it and there was an amazing response from the workforce. The truth is, the workforce needed to win till the final minute and that’s the place we discover our nice reward.“What did you suppose when Nayim hit the ball?” Did you think about I was going to shoot? Did you lastly consider it while you noticed the ball inside the purpose?“Destiny was ready for Nayim.” All the circumstances occurred. I was now not fascinated with the sport, however about penalties. And actually I decided at the change stage to take away Geli, who was a specialist, for García Sanjuán. That change meant that Nayim, who was taking part in on the left, went to the proper sector and from there made his hit along with his good leg, the proper. It’s future. We have been a really scoring workforce and Nayim had not scored a purpose all season and was a inventive participant with a great probability of creating that final move. Destiny reserved for him that area for glory: to attain the purpose, how he scored it and from the place he scored it. I noticed that it got here in, it occurred and the fact is that it was at the greatest second as a result of they didn’t have any capability to reply. The purpose was a most explosion of pleasure, satisfaction, pleasure and absolute happiness. It was fullness. And above all shared. You have been loopy with pleasure, uncontrolled, and also you regarded in the direction of the stands and it was a unanimous shout from Zaragoza champion. It’s important to stay it. I don’t have sufficient vocabulary to precise all that feeling and keenness with which we lived that purpose and that second.“Are you continue to excited to remember these moments?” Did you see the sport repeated when Teledeporte broadcast it?“I haven’t seen him this time, presumably as a result of my head, with all this confinement mess and all the uncertainty we’re experiencing, has not allowed me to carry onto these moments once more.” However when I have seen it, my heart is racing. Simply by answering these questions, which I am doing from the absolute serenity and having fun with, I discover that the heart goes a lot quicker than regular since you are being transferred to a stage through which the pulsations and the heart prevailed over something.—What did you’re feeling throughout the celebration of the title in the Plaza del Pilar?“It was one other distinctive second.” I have skilled some manifestation reminiscent of the switch, the celebration of the 1994 Cup or a proclamation of the Fiestas del Pilar as a crier, however the biggest social manifestation that I have seen in Zaragoza and Aragón is that of the Recopa. Distinctive and incomparable by quantity. There have been many individuals who got here out to welcome us and take part in that get together and I consider that there was no such demonstration in the historical past of Actual Zaragoza and the metropolis. I suppose the 300,000 folks have been far exceeded and I was very struck by how the mother and father took the kids out, with the flags, with the painted faces, with the scarves … I don’t know if it is going to occur once more on this metropolis and whether it is repeated that it’s for a claiming reality reminiscent of feeling zaragocista and feeling a part of such a historic and large success.—In these moments, through which you’re preventing for promotion, do you’re feeling roughly duty than in that remaining?—Comparatively, my heart and my head lead me to stay the present moments with a larger duty than that of the Recopa. The present moments that I am residing in Actual Zaragoza don’t permit me to see myself roughly relaxed, however fairly the reverse. Now I am tremendous accountable at the second that I should face and if I go mentally to these moments it’s as if I had no duty, however it is extremely straightforward to have the reply as a result of that’s already a fait accompli that went nicely and now we’ve many uncertainties with this drama on a social stage and looking forward to it to finish nicely for society and soccer with the promotion.—He already has 406 video games as coach of Actual Zaragoza. Do you’re feeling a benchmark for Zaragocism?“I was fortunate that it went fairly nicely for me, though I additionally had moments for the whole lot. It is rather troublesome to be an expert coach in your nation for therefore a few years and so many video games and I really feel the love of the folks. It’s mutual and I attempt to give the better of myself. I suppose that’s the most vital factor, to go residence when you may have completed the video games with the peace of thoughts that you’ve tried to organize the workforce in addition to potential, defend a soccer that excites folks and show that with that soccer you too can win , as we did in earlier phases and we may even do on this one. That’s the most vital factor and maybe that sincere, honest and heart communication is what permits me to guide so many video games at Actual Zaragoza.last_img read more

Chanderpaul was not forced to retire – WICB

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is refuting a suggestion that it forced veteran cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul to retire from international cricket so that he can play in the inaugural Masters Cricket League (MCL) T20 currently under way in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Chanderpaul is claiming that a No Objection Certificate, issued to him by the WICB, contained a threatening clause, which forced him to call time on his international career.The WICB issued NOCs to four players, including Chanderpaul, to facilitate their participation in the MCL, a tournament approved by the International Cricket Council for players who have retired from international cricket.”I was given a No Objection Certificate by WICB with a clause in it that I retire on the 23rd,” Chanderpaul told ESPNcricinfo.”If I didn’t announce my retirement they would have taken it back.”However, the WICB said the NOCs were granted on the basis that the players were “well aware of their decisions to retire from international cricket and, therefore, allowing them to be eligible for participation in the inaugural tournament”.The other players who were granted NOCs are Tino Best, Krishmar Santokie and Fidel Edwards.The WICB statement made little reference to Best, Santokie and Edwards, but listed Chanderpaul’s series of low scores in his last Test matches.”Kindly advise by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Caribbean Time on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in writing if you have retired from International cricket,” stated the note from the Operations department of the WICB to the players.”Should you not indicate by the deadline we will be forced to revoke any NOC issued for the tournament.”The 41-year-old was sacked last May after playing against England in the Caribbean, where he scored 46 and 13 runs in the first Test, one and seven in the second and 25 and 0 in the third.Chanderpaul is expected to turn out for leaders Guyana Jaguars when the WICB Professional Cricket League resumes next week.last_img read more

Errani beats Svitolina to reach Dubai final

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):Sara Errani of Italy, advanced to her second Dubai Tennis Championships final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over 21st-ranked Elina Svitolina of Ukraine yesterday.The 22nd-ranked Errani was a 2013 finalist, losing to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic.The match was a one hour, 51-minute battle of long rallies and games, featuring eight service breaks.Errani prevailed with a final break in the ninth game of the first set and seventh game of the second set.”It was really tough,” said Errani, who will seek her ninth WTA title. “Every point, every game was really long. It’s unbelievable for me to be playing in another final”.Errani will play the winner of the semi-final between 38th-ranked Caroline Garcia of France and 47th-ranked Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic.last_img read more

Milex Eagles sweep KPMG League

first_imgKINGSTON:Defending champions Milex Eagles trounced Levy Tax 3-0 to win the 2016 KPMG Squash League, which wrapped up at the Liguanea Club on Friday night.The Eagles served early notice of their intention to repeat, when seasoned contender Shane Slater beat the spirited junior player Luke Roberts 21-20, 21-14, 21-14.That made way for the match of the night between the decorated veteran Wayne Burrowes and All-Jamaica Under-17 boys’ champion Tahjia Lumley.In a nail-biting battle, Burrowes reminded the spectators why he had won the All-Jamaica men’s title a record 13 times.However, young Lumley kept his head, answered the veteran play for play and, eventually prevailed 21-19, 18-21, 21-16, 21-14.Although the title was in the bag, Caribbean Under-19 girls champion Akelia Wiltshire went all out to beat Sebastian Levy 21-18, 17-21, 21-18, 21-18 and complete the sweep for the Eagles.Tarun Handa, managing partner for KPMG in Jamaica, expressed great satisfaction with the 2016 tournament.”As sponsors, we are pleased with the excellent participation, sportsmanship and camaraderie we have seen throughout the tournament,” he said.”I want to commend all of the players, but it was particularly encouraging to see the juniors doing so well and, of course, we congratulate the veterans who are sticking with the game,” Handa added.last_img read more

Jamaica advance to WICB Under-19 final

first_imgHosts Jamaica have advanced to tomorrow’s final of the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Under-19 Championship.The Robert Samuels-coached unit beat Barbados by 39 runs at Chedwin Park in their final preliminary round fixture. The result put them second in the seven-team standings. They will play defending champions Guyana in the final which has been switched from Treasure Beach Sports Park in St Elizabeth to Manchester High.Winning the toss and electing to bat, Jamaica first posted a competitive 251 for eight off their 50 overs.Leonardo Friginette, who top-scored for Jamaica in their previous win against the Leewards again came good with the bat as he scored 76.This included three fours and three sixes off 89 balls during a two hours and 10 minutes stay at the crease.He was supported by opener Abhijai Mansingh, who scored a 100-ball 58 to follow up his fifty against the Leewards, and hometown boy Ramone Francis, who made 25.Fast bowler Keon Harding, three for 31, claimed most wickets.bowled outBarbados, in their response, were then bowled out for 212 with three overs to spare.Miguel Smith, three for 25, off-spinner Michael Frew, three for 29, and in-form fast bowler Odean Smith, two for 69, led the way for the home team.In another match, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica’s main challengers for a place in the final, were stopped in their tracks by rain.Their contest against the Leeward Islands at Ewarton Recreational Park was abandoned after a wet wicket caused by rain during the lunch interval prevented them from replying to a target of 236. Trinidad had entered the final round of matches in second position.The day’s other fixture between leaders Guyana and Canada at Manchester High saw the former coming out on top by four wickets.Canada first made 138 off 34.1 overs before Guyana responded with 142 for six off 27.2 overs.last_img read more

Seek Exercise back-to-school race day revived

first_img MOST EXCITING CLASS “The open allowance level now represents the most exciting and competitive class in racing, and looking back at last Saturday’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission Trophy race over 1200 metres in which TRADITIONAL PRINCE won in a blanket finish involving five horses, we can expect nothing less in the Seek Trophy. “Many of the horses in that race will be back, including TRADITIONAL PRINCE, the runner-up FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, SCOOP JORYDONE, who finished a close third, EDISON and PHINEAS, who were less than a length away in fourth and fifth places, should make it worth going miles to see,” said Miller. Other probable starters include RIO COBRE, UNCLE TAF and COMMANDING CHIEF. Miller said Book Empire has contributed $250,000 to the $1-million purse and the owner of the winner will gain a lien on the magnificent Seek Trophy, which was handed over by Baylis at the launch. Nine of the remaining 10 races will carry the names of Seek products, including the Seek Composition Plaque, Seek Scrapbook Plaque, Seek Employees Trophy and Seek Customers Trophy. The Rhoel Rhoden Trophy over 1100 metres for maiden two-years will also be run on the afternoon. Stewart welcomed back Seek to Caymanas Park, describing the entity as a “prestigious sponsor” whose efforts should ignite the Portmore community. Following a two-year absence due to rebranding, the Seek Exercise Book Trophy race over 1300 metres for open allowance horses will return to Caymanas Park on Saturday, August 15, with a purse of $1 million. Details of the meet were outlined at yesterday’s launch at Office Supplies Brokers Limited, 26 Dunrobin Avenue, by Bruce Baylis, managing director of Book Empire Limited, manufacturers of Seek Exercise Books, and Cedric Stewart, CEO of Caymanas Track Limited (CTL). “We are back … Seek is back at the track, and being a family day, racing fans should welcome us with open arms,” said Baylis, who was quick to add that his company will give away 2,000 exercise books at the track in partnership with Office Supplies Brokers Limited (OSBL). Why racing? “A lot of people depend on racing for a livelihood and many of them from the various communities within Portmore are valued customers. Second, Caymanas is the home of champions and the Seek brand, which is exclusively Jamaican, is aligned to champions,” he explained. Baylis added that Seek exercise books will be sold at the track on the day, with OSBL offering specials on the popular composition book, with consumers getting a free book for every six purchased. Richard McCreath, managing director of OSBL, said this was a good deal and he expects a favourable response from racing fans. Turning to the race, CTL’s racing secretary, Denzil Miller Jr, recalled that in the seven previous runnings some outstanding thoroughbreds such as two-time Horse of the Year, SAINT CECELIA, and RONRON have been unsaddled in the winners’ enclosure.last_img read more

Flow Football App scores big with fans

first_imgSince the start of the Barclays Premier League (BPL) season earlier this month, football fans in both Jamaica and the Caribbean have been downloading the new Flow Football App to access audio streaming of matches, commentaries and other football news live and direct at their convenience. According to a release from Flow, the app, in its first week, ranked among the top-five apps to be downloaded above the likes of Instagram and Facebook in the Apple store rankings across several markets in the region including Jamaica. Features of the app include the ability to select the BPL match of choice, listen to match commentaries, tune in to football segments which provide in-depth coverage of breaking football news, live scores, results and tables of the teams all the while “on the go”. “The feedback of local football fans has been remarkable about the new app and we have seen tremendous growth in its popularity since it was launched a few weeks ago. The Flow Football App is a great way of using our technology and innovation to enhance how persons access and enjoy the sport and the reviews have been excellent,” said Carlo Redwood who leads marketing, products and promotions for the combined LIME & Flow entity.last_img read more


first_imgMANCHESTER CITY (4-4-2)HART, SAGNA, KOMPANY, MANGALA, KOLAROV,NAVAS, FERNANDINHO, TOURE, NASRI, AGUERO, BONYWEST HAM (4-2-3-1)SAKHO, MOSES, PAYET, LANZINI, NOBLE, KOUYATE, CRESSWELL, OGBONNA, REID, TOMKINS, ADRIANManchester City’s relentless pursuit of the Barclays Premier League title continues against West Ham United after a faultless start to the 2015-16 campaign.But they suffered a rare defeat on Tuesday, and lost 2-1 at home to Juventus in the first group game of their Champions League programme.However, the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday means that City have won their last 11 league matches, a club record and three short of the top-flight best, achieved by Arsenal in 2002.In that period, City have scored 29 goals and conceded only four while, this season, they have won all five games – for only the second time in the top flight and first since the 1912-13 season – without conceding. Indeed, they have actually gone six league games without letting in a goal – a new club record.Manuel Pellegrini’s men are only the fourth team to open a season in the top division with five clean sheets (after Manchester United in 1997, Chelsea in 2005 and Portsmouth, in 2006).They owe their latest success to Kelechi Iheanacho, whose last-minute winner at Palace made him City’s 125th player to score a Premier League goal.City will hope that Sergio Aguero recovers from a knee injury sustained at Palace, but Raheem Sterling (hamstring) and David Silva (ankle) should be available after missing the Selhurst Park game.last_img read more