Ángela Sosa: “The Super Cup is a great step for women’s football”

first_imgIt’s been a turbulent season at Atleti, what’s wrong with the team?We must assess what the staff has done in recent years. We were very affected by the change of the first coach. However, I think we are flying and it is important for everything that comes to us now.She is the top scorer of the team …It has cost us the start and, above all, to score goals, which in the end is very important to keep us as in recent years.Has the changing room changed the chip with Dani González?I think that in the last three months we had lost what had characterized us so much in recent seasons, that it was the fight. In the end Dani is going to try to recover this and I think that in a short time he is showing that this feeling has put us back in vein.How do you rate the tie in the Classic?For us it was not positive. It is not easy to come from a bad dynamic and stand up to a club like that, with a new coach.Do they give the League for loss?We do not take anything for lost. Despite not having the best start, we are alive in Super Cup, Cup, Champions and League.From Classic League to Supercup, how do they face it?They are very intense matches. It is a very exciting game. Playing against Barça is always beautiful.What do you think of Barça?He has always had very good players. It is one of the best teams in Europe. And of the Super Cup?It’s a competition that the boys had and we didn’t understand very well why we didn’t have it. So this Spanish Super Cup is a step forward in women’s football.New competitions arrive, but the agreement resists …We try to stay out, but we are a bit outraged. A signature was promised that has not yet arrived and we are waiting. At Atleti we are very fortunate because we have all rights covered, but we must put ourselves in the shoes of other companions. Therefore, we are here to fight and make women’s football professional.What does it mean for you to wear the Atleti shield?For me Atlético is heart. Here I have matured as a person and as a footballer. That is why Atleti is life for me.As described?I am very familiar. Although they call me vinegar in the locker room, I’m quite a clown.How do you see your future?I’m training as a coach and I’ve always had teams in the afternoon. It is something that fills me a lot.Could we be before the future Atleti coach?Yes (laughs). In the future who knows.What dream do you have as a footballer?To be able to make a competition with the shirt of my country and keep winning titles to take this club to the top.Did it hurt a lot not to go to the World Cup?It has not been a pleasant summer, but you have to accept it and support it from home.last_img read more

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La Quiniela leaves 4 winners from plenary session to 15, which will charge almost one and a half million euros

first_imgMatchday 41 La Quiniela left four winners in plenary at 15, that they will charge each 1,490,549.52 euros, as reported by State Lotteries and Gambling.The results were decided by lottery, held this Sunday at the LAE Drawing Room, due to the suspension of professional football by the coronavirus pandemic.WINNING TICKET:1. Leganés – Valladolid X.2. Valencia – Levante 1.3. Celta – Villarreal 1.4. Espanyol – Alavés 1.5. Real Sociedad – Osasuna 1.6. Athletic Club – At. Madrid 1. 7. Granada – Getafe 1.8. Seville – Betis 1.9. Malaga – Huesca 1.10. R. Oviedo – Ponferradina 2.11. Albacete – Almería 1.12. Cádiz – Rayo Vallecano 1.13. Las Palmas – Girona 1.14. R. Zaragoza – Alcorcón 1.Q15. Mallorca – Barcelona 1-2.AWARD DISTRIBUTION:Plenary at 15: 4 correct / 1,475,672.07.1st (14 Hits) 29 correct / 14,877.45.2nd (13 Hits) 781 correct answers / 258.95.3rd (12 Hits) 10,621 hits / 19.04.4th (11 Hits) 41,270 correct answers / 4.90.5th (10 Hits) 149,957 correct / 1.62.last_img read more

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Torres’s rare birthday

first_imgThere were a few years, mid the 2000s, that March 20 was a day of cakes in Cerro. Sometimes the press, often fans waiting at the gates for the players to leave. All with one goal: to blow out the candles that child who seemed to never grow up. Fernando Torres. A boy who ended up getting older. Today I am 36 years old And, for the first time, he does it strange, in a situation he doesn’t know, as a former soccer player. Retired on August 23, in Japan, Sagan Tosu, the club he left when he said goodbye for the second and final time to Atlético, club of his life, as a player. A career linked to colors, although it also wore those of Liverpool, Chelsea or Milan, of which it is a banner. For the fans, his name is future. He has always said it: “If I return it will be to take the club to the next level”. Atlético was precisely one of the first congratulations that, through social networks, they arrived on this day. “On this day, Fernando @ Torres was born today. One of our great legends and idols of the fans,” he wrote on his official Twitter account. Here are their numbers: nine seasons, 404 games, 129 goals, the sixth highest scorer in rojiblanca history.Boxing, Nine FitnessRetired, away from the spotlight, The child He returned to Madrid, where he lives with his family and goes to the Wanda Metropolitano to become an amateur again, like that boy who went to the Calderón for the first time. from the hand of his grandfather and dreamed of being like Kiko. Train boxing and run one of the chains the most prestigious and best gyms in the city, the Nine Fitness. It is still El Niño, although gray hair has come out and a couple of years ago there were no more cakes in Cerro del Espino on March 20 with his name.last_img read more

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Nadal and Djokovic: the kings of the rest

first_imgGiven the lack of exercise in the world of tennis, the ATP continues to gather curious knowledge left to us final season and one of its newest experiences displays the nice capability to the rest of the High-10 tennis gamers, particularly highlighting the numbers of Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.In accordance with ATP N knowledgeadal managed to win 50.7% of the video games to the rest when the Balearic has 0-15 in favor, for 41.1% of common factors earned by the rest of the High-10 with 0-15 to the rest. Nadal additionally leads these statistics to the rest with 0-30 (72%), with 15-30 (59%), the deuce (41%), with 30-30 (42%), with 15-15 (37%) and at the begin of the recreation (35%). Nadal additionally leads these rankings in terms of going again in the recreation. since, with 15-Zero in opposition to, Nadal has received 22% of video games; with 30-15 24%; with 40-30 19%; with 30-0 10%; with 40-15 8% and 40-Zero 4%, enhancing the common statistics of the rest of the High-10 of the rating.Nevertheless, with 0-40 in favor, Nadal was solely capable of win 84% of video games, whereas Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem (91%), Roger Federer (90%), Gael Monfils (89%) and Daniil Medvedev (85%) enhance their share.Nadal’s share additionally declines with 15-40, since Nadal wins 79% of video games for the 83% Djokovic, 81% of Monfils and Federer and 80% of Thiem. The Serbian additionally maintains a excessive share of video games received with 30-40 in favor with 83%. On this approach it’s much more evident that the successes of Nadal and Djokovic will not be based mostly solely on their serves, but in addition on their dedication to subtract.last_img read more

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Odegaard catches up with Kroos, Modric and Valverde

first_imgLOST BALLS319 (every 8 ‘)457 (every 5 ‘)299 (every 6 ‘)232 (every 8 ‘) ACTIONS IN RIVAL AREA43 (every 62 ‘)76 (every 31 ‘)52 (every 36 ‘)35 (every 59 ‘) Martin Odegaard is no longer a promise and is ‘on point’ to play for Real Madrid. His season in Real Sociedad has confirmed a full player, of judgment and deployment, axis of the game and weapon in the attack, where he polishes his driving, his vision for the filtered pass and his shot. Odegaard is almost like a robot; he’s ready to play for Madrid ”, declared last week Leonid Slutski, his eclecticist in the Dutch Vitesse. An opinion that the statistics corroborate. At 21 years old, the Norwegian’s numbers with the San Sebastian team would be signed by any Madridista starter. They have nothing to envy to the reports of Kroos, Modric (in the club they see Martin as the perfect substitute for the Croatian, who is already 34 years old) and Fede Valverde, three basic players for Zidane in the media (Casemiro, non-negotiable, plays a very different function to that of Odegaard, interior). KROOSODEGAARDMODRICVALVERDE CREATED OCCASIONS84 (every 32 ‘)67 (every 36 ‘)42 (every 45 ‘)27 (every 76 ‘) MINUTES PLAYED2,7022,4141,9052,068 FOULS COMMITTED24 (every 112 ‘)28 (every 86 ‘)28 (every 68 ‘)27 (every 76 ‘) DOOR AUCTIONS21 (every 128 ‘)18 (every 134 ‘)13 (every 146 ‘)12 (each 172 ‘) Source: Opta* 2019-2020 season data MATCHES PLAYED33283032 At the bottom you can see the comparison between the four players. It is Kroos who leads most of the sections (best average for recoveries, losses, percentage of good passes, shots and shots on goal, chances created …), but Odegaard is very close to the contribution of the German. His average of recoveries (one ball every 14 minutes from Kroos by one every 15 ‘from Martin), from shots (one every 42’ against every 49 ‘), from shots on goal (every 128’ and every 134 ‘) and from occasions created (every 32 ‘of the former Bayern and Odegaard every 36’) are very similar and improve the data of Modric and Valverde. Even the Norwegian leads some concepts. He needs fewer minutes to score (every 344 ’) and to attend (every 301) and he is the one who averages the most actions in the rival area (every 31’)… The boy has hit the stretch.His arrival at Real Sociedad has been key in this explosion. The Norwegian has fallen on his feet in Donostia and the philosophy of Imanol and the environment of the team has fit him like a glove. An award for a player who has demonstrated remarkable endurance. From a young age he endured tremendous pressure and that made him mature very soon. “His ability to handle setbacks is enormous. While other footballers require a whole week or need a new game to improve his self-esteem, he recovers quickly,” said his psychologist Klaus Pettersen.. After his father began to mold and ‘show’ it through media Europe, Madrid presented him in January 2015 to the media, escorted by Emilio Butragueño, as one of the great promises of football, although his salary was galactic : To eliminate Bayern from the race for his signing, Madrid promised him 3.5 million gross per season (two million net), something that caused friction with his new teammates from Castilla and loaded him with pressure and misgivings. Then the white club, his father and the player decided that the best thing would be to leave on loan to take flight. So, in 2017 he started chaining loans. First to Heerenveen, where he lived the most curves, and then to Vitesse, where he began to acquire the tone of a great footballer. 11 goals, 12 assists in 39 games were his numbers. But beyond statistics, there he acquired greater physical and soccer maturity, adding to his associative capacity, greater speed and dribbling capacity. ASSISTANCE8 (every 337 ‘)8 (every 331 ‘)4 (every 476 ‘)4 (every 517 ‘) SUFFERED FOULS47 (every 57 ‘)31 (every 77 ‘)27 (every 70 ‘)12 (each 172 ‘) GOAL ATTEMPTS63 (every 42 ‘)49 (every 49 ‘)33 (every 57 ‘)30 (every 68 ‘) RECOVERIES191 (every 14 ‘)154 (every 15 ‘)131 (every 14 ‘)136 (every 15 ‘) % GOOD PASSES93.7%84.1%88.9%89.1% MATCHES AS HEADLINE3227192. 3 Madrid’s planThat ‘little’ who signed Madrid was no longer such, but in Chamartín they were aware that he had no place in a squad in which Isco, Asensio, Modric, Kroos, Valverde … So, Perhaps a decision was made that has been key in Martin’s career: yielding to Real Sociedad. In Donostia it has finished being done and now it is at the height of all a Real Madrid. At the Bernabéu they are convinced that he has a place in the next squad. Of course, as reported by AS on April 4, the player will have the last word. Continue on loan (Real signed a one-year loan, but he hopes to have another one) or be part of a Madrid project in which he would not be out of place. At least that’s what their numbers from this season say. COMPARISON BETWEEN ODEGAARD ​​AND KROOS, MODRIC AND VALVERDE GOALS5 (every 540 min.)7 (every 344 ‘)5 (every 381 ‘)2 (each 1,034)last_img read more

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Laurie Foster: Race for Olympics heating up

first_imgThe traditional magic and mystique of Olympic year is once again raring its attractive head. With just about nine weeks to go for the National Championships (Trials), already, a few athletes are positioning themselves, drawing for their bow and taking aim. The bullseye is a seat on the plane to the widely acknowledged ultimate in sports participation, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in the Brazilian city of Rio. For this blessed nation, with the eye-catching attraction of the sports’ world-governing body, the professional circuit, yet unfolded, promises of spectacular performances are rife. After missing two World Championships through troubling injury, Yohan Blake has stormed back. He has publicly dropped a name that identified him as a monstrous and despicable creature, which he is not. The former St Jago High School sprinter and current national under-20 record holder (10.11+1.2) blasted a then 100m world-leading 9.95 legal at the UTech-MVP Classic on April 16. It stands as arguably the most compelling boost of confidence and satisfaction levels for a country trying to put its best feet forward leading into the great spectacle in the South American continent this August. EARLY DAYS Downgrade the Blake impact a bit to Simone Facey’s 11.00 at the Tom Jones Memorial last weekend. This, too, must be a morale strengthener to an athlete who has been constantly flogged in more recent times by many she considered to be her inferior in junior track. The 2009 Berlin WC 4x100m gold medallist has sent an early indication of her path to Rio. The mark will earn her lanes at the very top of the competition ladder where there is no dodging by the world’s fastest as exists with the other gender. Yet, it is early days and one is not aware of the quality or sustainability of her programme. Suffice it to say, in the absence of this knowledge, to the fringe-based honours suspects at Trials: “Watch out, VCB, Sherone (Simpson), Kerron (Stewart) and company, Simone might have been sleeping, but is now fully awake.” The advance of the nation’s throwing programme cannot escape mention in a Rio context. Foster’s Fairplay will continue to carry the flag for coaches/pioneers of excellence in that traditionally ignored area. Julian Leonard Robinson and Michael Vassell have torched the consciences of the movers and shakers of the sport in the local arena. Their charges have been crashing parties in both genders. The new, and much appreciated by a few, wellness in discus and shot put is contagious. It has spread to the Edwin Allen and Petersfield High school models. Foster’s Fairplay, on that limited mention, is hearing legitimate calls reminiscent of the soul classic by the group Champagne – “How about us?” Yes, the template has extended to other camps. However, the point to be made is that the world scene has been invaded in these hitherto peripheral disciplines and the two coaches mentioned can take a proverbial bow. As MVP’s Paul Francis, himself part of a game-changing group, said on Facebook recently, words to the effect of: “Why stop at the World Junior level? Go for the Olympics.” Let us then see if the throwing contingent of (Odayne) Richards, (Jason) Morgan, (Federick) Dacres, (Traves) Smikle and company can inspire the new discus national Under-20 record holder and Vassell-conditioned Shanice Love to reach for Rio. With all that jockeying for team selection in store, the fans’ taste buds are already well moistened. The intensity of the Diamond League and all that it brings to the fore will only be more enticing and threatens to sweeten the competition brew even further. Looking at the pending action, on field and track, one learned critic, referring to the Jamaica Trials, opined: “It will be like a mini-Olympics. Another, speaking in less ornate terms, confided: “It nah guh normal.” Foster’s Fairplay believes that those predictions could fall short at crunch time, June 30 to July 3. For feedback: Email lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Russell fires KKR to victory

first_img Maxwell and Wriddhiman Saha (24) put on 40 for the fourth wicket and added a further 67 for the fifth wicket with David Miller (13). However, Maxwell fell in the 16th over with 45 runs needed from 27 balls and Russell returned in the 18th over to remove the dangerous Miller and swing the advantage KKR’s way. In the final over, Russell ran out Axar Patel for 21 after Gurkeerat Singh drove the second delivery back to him and he turned and hit the stumps, with the batsmen at the non-striker backing up too far. Gurkeerat Singh was then run out off the next delivery, attempting a second run to the deep, and Russell picked up his fourth wicket when he trapped Swapnil Singh lbw with a full length delivery, to the first ball he faced. ADDING ON RUNS KOLKATA, India (CMC): Irrepressible West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell played a small cameo with the bat, grabbed four wickets and bowled a remarkable final over as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shot to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a tense seven-run victory over Kings XI Punjab here yesterday. The Jamaican lashed 16 from 10 balls at the death as KKR rallied to 164 for three off their 20 overs, after they were sent in at Eden Gardens. KKR were propelled though by openers Robin Uthappa, who stroked 70, and Gautam Gambhir, who gathered 54. In reply, Kings XI’s run chase was crippled by pacer Russell’s opening burst, which reduced them to 13 for three in the fourth over; and despite Australian Glenn Maxwell’s superb top score of 68, the visitors could only reach 157 for nine. Kings XI required 12 runs from the final over but Russell, voted Man of the Match, proved outstanding in conceding just four runs, effecting a run out and grabbing another wicket to finish with four for 20 from his four overs. With the victory, KKR joined new boys Gujarat Lions on 12 points, but topped the standings courtesy of a superior net run rate. Uthappa lashed six fours and two sixes off 49 balls in posting 101 off 81 deliveries for the first wicket with Gambhir, before adding 36 for the second wicket with Yusuf Pathan, who finished on 19 not out. Russell arrived in the 17th over to help give KKR a flourish at the end, belting a four and a six in putting on 27 for the third wicket, before falling to the final delivery of the innings. The 28-year-old then gave KKR a fine start, claiming Marcus Stoinis without scoring off the fourth ball of the innings, with a single run on the board. In his next over, Russell had Manan Vohra caught at deep backward square without scoring as Kings XI tumbled at the top.last_img read more

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NACAC bronze medals for Wilkins-Gooden, Chambers

first_imgJAMAICA increased its medal tally at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Senior Athletics Championships in San JosÈ, Costa Rica, by two on yesterday’s second day of the three-day meet.Bobby Gaye Wilkins-Gooden and Ricardo Chambers won bronze medals in the women’s and men’s 400 metres, respectively. The country now has three medals a gold and two bronze. Shanieke Thomas won the triple jump on the opening day.Wilkins Gooden clocked (52.45) to finish behind Americans Courtney Okolo (51.75) and Kala Funderburk (52.22).Chambers (45.37) was third to Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon (44.89) and Nery Brenes of Costa Rica (45.22).Livermore placed fourthIn other events yesterday, Jason Livermore was fourth in the men’s 100m final in 10.13, while Sheldon Mitchell was seventh in 10.31. American Remondy McLain won in 10.09 from Barbadians Ramon Gittens (10.11) and Levi Cadogan (10.13).Samantha Henry-Robinson placed fifth in the women’s 100m in 11.45. Americans Barbara Pierre (11.12) and Charonda Williams (11.21) took the top-two places ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye (11.22).Jamaica’s Tyler Mason (13.32) was fourth in the 110m hurdles, while Deuce Carter was seventh in 13.66. Trinidad’s Mikhel Thomas won the event in a meet record 13.25. Cuba’s Jhanis Portilla (13.30) was second and Eddie Lovet of the US Virgin Islands captured bronze in 13.31.last_img read more

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Blake: Williams’ success fast-tracked hurdles progress

first_imgPresident of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) believes that Danielle Williams’ success in Beijing has fast-tracked Jamaica’s progress in the women’s sprint hurdles and could lead to a more rapid transition from the last era of sprint hurdlers.In 2009, Brigitte Foster-Hylton won Jamaica’s first ever gold medal in the 100-metre hurdles at the IAAF World Athletic Championships in Berlin, Germany, while countrywoman Deloreen Ennis-London was third as Jamaica reaped one of its richest medal hauls ever at a global championships. However, three years later, both athletes had retired, leaving behind an enormous gap to be filled. According to Dr Blake, Williams’ success may have just filled that gap.more medals per capita”Three years ago when Foster-Hylton retired, we wondered where the next crop of hurdlers were coming from, but a number of camps have been developing hurdlers and we were developing a critical mass of hurdlers so it was going to come, but it came a little quicker than anyone expected,” said the JAAA president who spoke with The Gleaner on Monday shortly after The Queen’s School honoured Williams for her exploits at the World Championships in Beijing, China.Williams unexpectedly won gold in a personal best 12.57 seconds to help Jamaica win seven gold medals and finish second overall at the championships behind Kenya. Per capita, Jamaica won more medals than any of the other leading nations, Dr Blake had earlier told the gathering of more than 1,000 students and teachers and dignitaries, including Ministers Lisa Hanna, Natalie Neita-Headley, and chairman of the school board Dr Vin Lawrence.Blake revealed that while many did not expect Williams to win a medal, he believed she could have.”I was saying to people that Jamaica stood a good chance of getting a gold medal, and when I said it people looked at me quite strangely as if I was crazy, but I have to believe and have faith in my athletes and her win shows my faith was well placed,” he said.He said Williams’ win will be an inspiration for the other female hurdlers currently emerging on to the world stage for Jamaica.”I think this will give them the boost to work harder, train harder to prepare themselves. A lot of what goes into making a successful hurdler is the preparation that goes in, and seeing that success breeds success and people are going to want to train harder and I think that at the Olympics we could end up getting more than one medal in the event.”last_img read more

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The JAAA also got exposed

first_imgThe dust is yet to settle and the clouds are yet to clear. The debate continues to spiral as to whether or not Jamaica’s track and field athletes should get preferential financial help, and if so, how much can we afford to give them, and which athletes should qualify, and how should they qualify? While the search for answers to all those questions continues, I maintain my stance that monetary contributions to mediocre senior athletes is not my preferred strategy, and that some of these athletes with these ‘hard-luck stories’, having got to a certain age and stage, need to ‘man up’, look into themselves and take the tough decision to quietly walk away from the sport. I can appreciate, however, that moving forward, some things need to change. Not least of which is the random and disorganised method used by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) in allocating financial help for needy athletes. Misconception One misconception that this ongoing saga has corrected and confirmed is that the JAAA has been and continues to offer significant financial assistance to our athletes. The consensus now, though, is that to continue to disperse funding of the magnitude of $9 million annually without defined systems and structures opens up the JAAA to accusations of favouritism, nepotism and victimisation. The stories are many from athletes claiming to getting different treatment and enjoying different levels of benefits, not based on any set criteria but based on who they know personally, and who they have access to within the organisation. That is the kind of accusation that will always come the way of the JAAA as long as they continue to undertake these disbursements without a transparent structure. Who says, for example, that instead of $9 million, the JAAA is not in position to allocate $15 or $20 million for helping athletes? Who is the JAAA accountable to? Accusations have been rife against the local governing body about the secrecy with regards to the actual dollar-figure amount of the sponsorship that the JAAA has been able to attract over the years, especially with the high profile of the Jamaican athletes in the sport. So no one really knows for sure what they can or cannot afford to do. I was actually astonished on hearing the extent of the assistance that the governing body was able to find in helping needy athletes, in a context of the perennial cries of a lack of funding for key projects such as assembling our juniors for proper training camps ahead of major competition and other developmental activities. An average of over $4 million per year since 2001, increasing year to year, with some $6.5 million already disbursed this year. Certainly going forward, at least an attempt at levelling the proverbial playing field by the JAAA in terms of which athletes get what, how, where and when, is what is required. wilted under pressure The Government has wilted under the pressure and has already committed $40 million to setting up a programme to assist the athletes. While disagreeing with that move in principle, if taxpayers’ money is to be used to help needy athletes, please let it be done on a structured, transparent and equitable basis. The JAAA also needs to fall in line in that regard. Again, I say the revelations made by the airing of this issue have been quite instructive. What is now known significantly that was not known before is the level of assistance that was going the way of the athletes from the local governing body. What we also now significantly know is that the way the funds were being disbursed is rife with imperfections and inviting to wide-ranging questions, and that now needs to change. Over to you, JAAA.last_img read more

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