Chung appeals to stakeholders for World Cup

first_img“I appeal to every stakeholder involved in the preparation of the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup to assist the Local Organising Committee (LOC) so we can fast track the preparations.“Let us work together to achieve a common good for a greater purpose and the country as a whole.“The World Cup preparation is ongoing and the LOC is facing many challenges,” said Chung. the PNGFA president outlined that the challenges are:·         Co-operation from certain key government departments are slow or none at all·         Infrastructure development is also slow in coming to shape due to lots of obstacles·         Private sectors and even NGO organizations are charging high exorbitant fees and the LOC is facing challenges with financial obligation to fulfill them“I must clarify that FIFA is responsible only for the national team and the officials’ expenses.“We the LOC are responsible for the operational costs which is a mammoth task.Our operational cost alone is K20 million. FIFA will only assists us with K10 million.“FIFA is assisting in paying all teams and officials only, the rest of the expense is ours to deal with,” said Chung.Chung added that companies or government departments should not think or believe that FIFA is paying all the expenses to make extra money out of the LOC.“Even some private hospitals want full payment and wanted bookings like hotels do to guarantee a place.“We appeal to all Papua New Guineans, Government Departments and other stakeholders including the public sector and NGOs to assist fairly.“For those few Government Departments who have assisted so far we are thankful of their continuous support,” said Chung.Chung clarified that the O’Neill Government has approved this world event and is supported and gazetted by NEC.“The country has a lot to gain from this World Cup in the long term.“We urge all sectors of the community to support and especially Papua New Guineans to take pride that this World Cup is on our home soil and to support it. “This World Cup will put PNG on the map. The country will benefit both economically and socially,” said Chung.last_img read more

Arbitration designations for the round of 16 Cup finals

first_imgTenerife-Valladolid David Medié Jiménez (C. Catalán)Badalona-Granada Santiago Jaime Latre (C. Aragonés)Girona-Villarreal Guillermo Cuadra Fernández (C. Balear)UD Logroñés-Valencia Adrián Cordero Vega (C. Cantabrian)Real Sociedad-Espanyol Alejandro Hernández Hdez. (C. Las Palmas)Unionistas Salamanca-Real Madrid Mario Melero López (C. Andaluz)– Thursday, January 23:Ebro-Leganés José L. González González (C. C-Leonés)Mirandés-Celta Juan Martínez Munuera (C. Valenciano)Badajoz-Eibar Carlos from Cerro Grande (C. Madrileño)Rayo Vallecano-Betis Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (C. Vasco)Cultural Leonesa-Atlético Madrid Javier Alberola Rojas (C. C-Manchego) The Murcian José María Sánchez Martínez, who last Sunday led the final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real and Atlético de Madrid, has been designated to arbitrate the Sevilla-Levante match, one of the dueling between the ‘first’ of the sixteenth round of the end of the Copa del Rey.Designations for the sixteenths:– Tuesday January 21st:Recreativo-Osasuna Jesús Gil Manzano (C. Extremeño)Zaragoza-Mallorca Antonio Mateu Lahoz (C. Valenciano)Seville-Levante José María Sánchez Martínez (C. Murciano)– Wednesday, January 22:Ibiza Eivissa-Barcelona Pablo González Fuertes (C. Asturiano)Elche-Athletic Club José Luis Munuera Montero (C. Andaluz)last_img read more

Espanyol must make a site for Corchia in its workforce

first_imgDecember 14, just two days after being summoned to the Moscow Espanyol-CSKA of the Europa League, Sébastien Corchia was operated on a meniscopathy in the right knee. That same mystery will accompany until the last moment to the French side until June, when his season of assignment at Espanyol from Sevilla ends. Why Corchia, although he no longer has a race number, is confident in recovering in time to play this course. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 22, 2020 “Sébastien is working hard to return to the field,” explains Mikkel Beck, his representative, in statements that the L’Équipe newspaper includes and which continue as follows: “He and his club hope to return as soon as possible, before the end of the season, to help Espanyol fight for permanence in LaLiga. ” Good intentions that match the formula used to terminate the federation, Last monday, For long illness. A reversible discharge at the time you have medical and competitive discharges. The problem at this time is that Leandro Cabrera will carry his number, on the 18th, and in the next few hours Adrián Embarba Not only will complete winter signings but also The list of professional cards available: 25.center_img That is Corchia would not take place on the Espanyol squad, so it seems more evident than ever that before this winter market ends, there must be exits. Especially when another right-handed side, in this case the canterano Víctor Gómez, also has the right by contract to have a professional file if he gets to play 15 official matches, for which he has five left. Facundo Ferreyra, Esteban Granero, Pablo Piatti (although the contract ends in June) and Gonzalo Ávila ‘Pipa’ (if applicable, by transfer) These are the names that have been most linked to an exit from Espanyol this January.last_img read more

1×1 Barcelona: Messi idling is still the best

first_imgTer Stegen: The truth is that he had more work than expected, especially in the first part where Leganés was an ambitious team that was able to reach the Blaugrana area five times, with a ball even touching the post. The German goalkeeper lived up to the circumstances and did not allow any neglect of duties in the defense.Semedo: notable Portuguese match that fulfilled the script playing as a lane. In fact, in his first notable action, he assisted Griezmann to open the scoring. The truth is that with its speed it was left over to stop the rival. He was applauded by the stands for some individual action on the ball.Pique: game without much history for the Catalan center that needed to provide its dose of tactical intelligence and clairvoyance to control the rise of the rival. He suffered a little more in the first than in the second part.Lenglet: The French made it clear that he is light years away from Umtiti. Well in the coverage, correct at the start of the ball and attentive to recovery, a match to claim and regain ownership in the face of upcoming meetings.Sunrise: the left back played again as a lane, improving his performance a lot. He was accompanied by a stimulating Ansu Fati and willing to offer himself in toppings and unchecks. He tried a center with a lot of intention that almost ended up in the goal.Sergio Busquets: Badia’s was not particularly fine, accounting for more than one unforced error. However, we must also recognize their ability to generate game when the team is stuck. It is still the absolute reference of the game in the midfield, although this time it sometimes sinned from an excess of confidence.From Jong: The Dutchman is not well. And not even the excellent assistance he gave Messi to score the third goal serves to tarnish a very mediocre game. He is so unknown in his game that even with spaces he is not able to move forward and seek to break lines. We need De Jong at the beginning of the season because right now to be in full football blockade. Arturo vidal: his spirited spirit and testiculina in abundance make him one of the players most loved by fans. The Chilean continues to show that it fits into any system, especially because of the intensity that it puts on each action. Do not be afraid when you have to play at the first touch or look for combinations. Today he has won the game for Arthur and Rakitic in the midfield.Messi: The Argentine crack does not need to put all the meat on the grill to stand out from the rest. On this occasion he played practically at idle, but still he was able to score a goal after a great assist from Rakitic, score another one, although the ball ended up being deflected by Rodri Tarin and hit the door, he assisted Lenglet in a corner kick and was a necessary partner for Arthur to score. And, we repeat, all this playing at medium gas.Griezmann: French is still vital when it comes to breaking the can. With his early goal he managed to appease the spirits that were certainly warm since the defeat against Valencia in LaLiga. The most dynamic of the strikers, always tried to look for positions of advantage with unchecks, although the teammates did not always see him. He was close to taking the goal from Lenglet when he tried to touch the ball ultimately.Ansu Fati: He placed himself on the left wing, starring in more than interesting plays, but that did not end up in the end in goal. He is not the explosive player at the beginning of the season, but he has a commendable attitude and never hides. With the deficit of strikers that the team has is called to play an important role this season. He has to believe it a little more to finish being the player who is glimpsed.Changes:Rakitic: cheered from the minute he jumped into the field for a hobby delivered, gave a great assistance to Messi to complete the win.Junior: with Valverde it was breaded and with Setién it goes the same way.Arthur: scored a goal, taking advantage of a clearance in extremis of a shot from Messi. Let’s see if it serves to give a boost in his game, somewhat smoothed this season.last_img read more

Guedes is still on time for everything

first_imgThis course the situation is similar, with the difference that its counter is 0 not only in so many but also goal passes. However, the international has reason to be optimistic, because although last year saw the door for the first time in March, from that first goal ‘the motorcycle’ of the end was launched and in just two months he was able to score 8 goals, give 3 assists and be vital for the team to advance in several rounds of the Europa League, as against Krasnodar and Villarreal. Guedes faces the second half of the season without being able to demonstrate his true level in the first months of competition, but It is not the first time that the player lives this circumstance. Last year, in which he also charged several injuries, he did not score his first goal until March 10In fact, until that day he had only given one assistance. Gonçalo Guedes again felt like a footballer last Tuesday at Los Cármenes. Celades decided to introduce him to the field of play when there were still 23 minutes left to play and an extension could even take place, and the Portuguese did not set bad minutes and could even score in a shot from outside the area. Y While it is true that for the attacker the first part of the year has not been positive, since he has been ballasted by his right ankle, he still has time for everything.last_img read more

Calleja: “Theirs is a strange streak, they always compete”

first_imgAlthough I hope they remain at a good defensive level, since that is one of their best virtues.Win in San Mamés a weight victory:It is an important game, we are aware that a victory brings you closer to the goal and also winning away from home gives you a plus. You also play with a rival who was a direct rival at the start, so winning will be important for sure.Funes Mori statements ensuring that you want to leave at the end of the season:I like to talk things in private, so what I have to say I tell them. The player makes some statements of discontent in a media outlet in his country, and in the context of the interview, he makes unfortunate and dislike statements. But I think that it is not necessary to give it more importance, since Ramiro has worked well, he has not given any problem and he is a great professional, so I do not think he will harm what he has said on a daily basis. Today he has worked well and I am sure he will do it every day without problems. No one is assured that he will play when he signs a contract, and he is aware that there are partners who are ahead. Expect rotations in Athletic:They have a final one step, but the most important game is Sunday, so I am convinced that Garitano will bet to get the best eleven in the face of this match.Desire to recover good tone away from home:We are looking forward to recovering good feelings away from home after the defeat of the Wanda. We have the idea of ​​staying in the fight for the top positions. But every day the matches are important, since there are fewer days left, and now every match is final.Game idea:The idea we have is the same, to dominate with possession and when we reach three quarters of the field be more vertical and deeper and more incisive in those final meters.Athletic streak:It’s strange the streak they carry. In addition a team that the first round has been very good, a team with a great defense and one of the least goals of the championship. A team that always competes well, in fact there has been a lot of equality and many draws in that bad run of ten games. To this it is added that at home they are a team that puts the rivals in maximum difficulty, so it is strange that they have not won in those ten games. It is a streak that I don’t trust, since they will be hurt and more motivated than ever.Coronavirus:We are aware of what is happening, we are aware, and it is clear that the first thing is health. Therefore, we must follow the indications of medical and health services, as prevention is better than cure. Do not panic or alarm, unless they tell us otherwise, but we must take the necessary precautions.They are changing defenses:They have been varying their defense with three back or four, they have been changing and it is something we are seeing and analyzing. Although of them right now I don’t know if he is going to mount one defense or another, but we are working and aware of those possibilities.last_img read more

Low: “Spain is among the top level teams”

first_imgJoachim Low, German coach, one of the group rivals of Spain in League A of the League of Nationsnoted that the Spanish team is “among the top level teams” and that “it is good” not to face the same teams as in the previous edition.“It’s good not to face the same teams as in the last League of Nations. We will have a duel between neighbors against Switzerland. Ukraine is a team that is doing well at the controls of Andrei Shevchenko, and Spain is among the first level selections. These matches will also be very interesting for fans“Low said after the draw. The German coach highlighted the importance of the League of Nations, considering that It is a competition that teams deal with “very seriously”: “More than any friendly encounter. The players also take it seriously and also help the youngest“.Germany in the previous edition, the first, was last in the group, what would have meant the descent to League B had the number of selections in the League of Nations not been expanded. “The goal we want to achieve is, at least, to become one of the four finalists (first of each group),” Low added.last_img read more

Former tennis player Patrick McEnroe tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgThe extenista needed to reassure followers saying that he has already overcome the illness. “The excellent news is that I really feel good. I feel I’ve handed the signs. I’m 100%”, McEnroe mentioned, including: “Now we have been below quarantine, we’ve been dwelling these weeks. I ask everybody to do the identical. We’ll succeed. I’m an instance of somebody who has been capable of battle it. I’m fully nice. My ideas and prayers exit to those that are fighting this. This moved by all of the messages of help “. Former tennis player Patrick McEnroe has examined positive for coronavirus, as he confirmed himself by a video He printed this Tuesday on social networks from his New York dwelling, the place practically 76,000 infections and 1,550 deaths have already been registered.McEnroe, brother of John, winner of 16 doubles titles on the ATP circuit and present ESPN commentator, He confessed within the video that he began having signs 10 days in the past and that he underwent a check in New York, through which this Tuesday they confirmed that he had examined positive for the illness.last_img read more

Rico and Gnagnon, two problems ahead for Monchi

first_imgGnagnon returned to Rennes from where he came to Seville for 14 million euros and its performance has been, to say the least, uneven. Despite appearing in all television summaries by a double against Lazio in the group stage of the Europa League, a phase that played in full but in which his current team added four defeats, a draw and a victory, falling eliminated. Of the 28 days that Ligue 1 had been contested, Gnagnon started in 13 games and left the bench in six. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 29, 2020 If the loan officers already announced that they are a serious problem for Sevilla’s planning for the next academic year, both due to the number of them and the low level shown by most, two of these problems come in advance. And is that the cancellation of Ligue 1 on Tuesday afternoon by the French government makes At least one of those on loan from Sevilla in the neighboring country, Joris Gnagnon, has already finished his season. The French he will be safe for about six months without competing in an official match, which reduces the possibility of finding him a suitor for the next course. Sergio Rico could indeed compete, in the Champions League, if his loan contract extends beyond June 30. The Seville goalkeeper seemed to have bought some ballots for PSG to exercise the purchase option of around 10 million that it has on him. However, gross mistakes in his last appearances have changed the opinion of the Parisian rulers, that they will comb the market in search of a cheaper option to compete for Keylor Navas under the sticks. Thus, Monchi finds himself with two loaned back much earlier than expected. Gnagnon You can count on the wild card that he was a player followed long ago by the sports management of the San Fernando and whose signing was not undertaken because he opted for Lenglet. Sergio Rico, on the other hand, has the added problem that the majority of Sevilla players had made the cross for him and those situations are hardly reversible.last_img read more

Scorpions seek revenge

first_imgCaptain of Jamaica Scorpions, John Campbell, believes playing their best cricket will be key in overcoming Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their WICB-NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament top-of-the-table clash at Shaw Park, Trinidad and Tobago, today.The encounter, set to get under way at 9:30 a.m. (Jamaica time), will see the hosts (12 points) looking to hold on to their narrow two-point lead over the Scorpions in Group A.Jamaica have won two and lost one of their three matches, while the Red Force have so far recorded two wins and a no-result from their rain-affected fixture.”They are playing well at the moment and are at the top of the table,” noted Campbell. “But we have not played our best cricket yet and if we do, I believe we will win.”A return-leg fixture of the round-robin group stages, the matchup will see Jamaica looking to turn the tables by 84 runs in the tournament opener.Led by solid batting from Andre McCarthy and accurate bowling from leg-spinner Damion Jacobs and fast-bowler Sheldon Cottrell, Jamaica have since gone on to record back-to-back wins in their next two outings. They defeated ICC Americas by 184 runs, before turning back the challenge of Barbados Pride by two wickets on Monday.The results, according to Campbell, have lifted the spirit of the team and he is anticipating the momentum to carry over into today’s match.”We just need to go out there and play positive cricket,” he said.Both teams, favourites to advance from the group as winners or runners-up, are set to welcome the return of their West Indies players.Campbell said batsman Jermaine Blackwood was set to join the team in time for the clash, while it is understood that the Red Force are likely to feature batsman Darren Bravo and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin.Blackwood, Campbell pointed out, should help to bolster the batting, which struggled against Trinidad and Barbados with scores of 137 and 139 for eight.”We have a problem with losing cluster of wickets,” Campbell confessed.”Getting in on these (Trinidad) wickets is hard, so moving forward … one of the set bats will have to look to bat as deep as possible for the team.”Trinidad’s Red Force, in addition to Bravo and Ramdin, are expected to pivot their hopes on batsmen Narsingh Deonarine and Jason Mohammed, plus all-rounder Rayad Emrit.last_img read more