Barrett and Fifita in doubt for third test

first_imgBoth Barrett and Fifita suffered their concussions in last night’s 26-13 win over France in Wellington.Barrett’s incident occurred in the 12th minute of the match when he collided in mid air with France fullback Ben Fall.Fall was red carded for the incident because Barrett landed on his neck and head.Coach Steve Hansen says both Barrett and Fifita will stay in Wellington tonight and will be monitored throughout the week.Hansen said a decision will be made later in the week on whether they’ll join the group in Dunedin ahead of Saturday’s test.The squad flies out for Dunedin this afternoon.Fellow loose forward Liam Squire is also in doubt for the final test, he suffered a shoulder injury in last night’s match.Hooker Nathan Harris will also miss the third test, he’s heading home to Hamilton to await the birth of his first child.Hurricanes hooker Ricky Riccitelli and Highlanders loose forward Jackson Hemopo have been called in as cover.In better news for the All Blacks, Hansen confirmed Sonny Bill Williams should be available for the Dunedin test after successfully recovering from knee surgery.last_img read more

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Pochettino will witness the derby in the Cornellà-El Prat box

first_imgThe morbid will be on the benches, with the cross roads of Abelardo Fernández and Ernesto Valverde, but also in the box. Mauricio Pochettino, whose name was the favorite in the parakeet environment to succeed Pablo Machín, will attend Espanyol-Barcelona this Saturday from the Cornellà-El Prat box.The first visit of the Spanish-Argentinean to the parakeet since he was fired from Tottenham, a month and a half ago, will coincide with a match with which he has a special bond. As Abelardo, he debuted on the Espanyol bench at home and against Barça, on January 21, 2009 in the Copa del Rey (0-0). And, one month later, led the last league victory of the blue and whites against the azulgrana until today, the 1-2 at the Camp Nou remembered as the ‘Delapeñazo’. Next to him, also the box, will be the ex-presidents of Espanyol Dani Sánchez Llibre and Joan Collet. The same, entity, former parakeet players like Branko Brnovic or Savo Milosevic will attend, in addition to tennis personalities like Manolo Orantes and Marcel Granollers, recognized parakeet, of the show, as the singer Carlos Right and the humorist Pep Plaza, and countless politicians, from the Government delegate in Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera, to Miquel Buch, Minister of Interior of the Generalitat, or the secretary general of l’Esport, Gerard Figueras and Joan Soteras, president of the Catalan Soccer Federation.last_img read more

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Patatal to train

first_imgTeams will only train one day on them (Those who go to the final will do so already in the stadium of the games, King Abdullah Sports City, with capacity for 62,000 spectators). For the semifinals, three will be exercised at Ittihad (Madrid and Valencia today, Barça tomorrow), while Atlético will do so at Al Ahli. Both are whitewashed facades, mixed with yellow in the case of the first, where a ball over five rings and a glass greets visitors, with greenish blue in the case of the second. A Al Ahli with cement bleachers, in which white plastic seats were being installed yesterday morning. The networks of their goals, a wink: all rojiblancas. In the Ittihad the trajín was frantic in those men who were struggling from the first hour of the morning (only men, by the way, no woman). The work, many. Both centers are multisport complexes, with basketball, pool and tennis courts as well as soccer fields. Canoe style but in Saudi. Ittihad is the oldest club in the country (1928) while Al Ahli was founded nine years later (1937). The appearance of both are those of a Third field in Spain. With small bleachers, collected and outdoor areas trellises from which, outside, you can see part of the field. In both the grass is very dry. In the Ittihad, with an annexed field, the grass was even worse in it than in the main one. With temperatures now between 25º and 30º and bordered by desert, that is the reason. A group of men They were busy yesterday Monday from the first hour of the morning. Painting, laying, casting seeds in the bald grass, that were many in the two training camps who will use the four spanish teams in this Super Cup in Arabia before playing the semifinals: the one from Ittihad Club and the one from Al Ahli. Last night the first teams arrived in Jeddah, Madrid Y Valencito. The fields must be ready and shining today. There was work.center_img Those who painted, three, reviewed the black of the benches. The placement was several. Already individual cabinets, many still to be unpacked, similar to those used in Spain for the changing rooms of the teams, and to the vinyl panels with the sponsors of this Spanish Super Cup, ready for photos and interviews. Six or seven people work in the grasses of the two fields. In Al Ahli’s, the lawn was treated with a machine. In the one of the Ittihad, two sowed and threw sand on the bald ones and a battalion, rag in hand, reviewed all the seats one by one with detail. The Super Cup begins. The world looks at them.Barça changed its fieldBarça will be exercised tomorrow on the turf of the Ittihad although the planned plan was another: the teams had distributed the fields by semifinal. Madrid and Valencia in Ittihad and Barça and Atleti in Al Ahli. But maybe the clast one, in worse condition, He couldn’t stand the work of two teams on him and he moved one to Ittihad. Madrid and Valencia will no longer be there. Tomorrow they play.last_img read more

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Hazard out; Bale returns

first_imgCall of Zidane for the League match against OsasunaGoalkeepers: Courtois, Areola and Altube.Defenses: Carvajal, Militao, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo and Mendy.Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco.Forwards: Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Jovic and Vinicius.Osasuna-Real MadridThe Santander League 23rd day.Stadium: The SadarDay: Sunday, February 9Time: 4pmTV: Movistar LaLigaReferee: Gil Manzano (Extremadura committee).VAR Referee: Lamb Vega (Cantabrian committee). The big news on Zidane’s list for the El Sadar match is the inclusion of Gareth Bale. The Welshman had four games without being summoned. The last match he played was the sixteenth round of the Cup against Unionists. The Briton withdrew from that injured match with a sprained ankle and was not available, in principle, for the visit to Valladolid, but then also did not appear in the call against Zaragoza, Atlético and Real Sociedad. Zidane completed the three-discard relationship he had to do with the non-inclusion of Nacho, Brahim and Rodrygo. The defender and Malaga were headlines on Thursday in the Cup while the Brazilian adds his second League match (yes he was against Real) off the list. James is down for a blow to the hip he suffered in the cupper engagement and Asensio and Mariano continue to be injured.Madrid travels this afternoon to Pamplona. The expedition will depart at 7:00 pm to the Navarrese capital and the team will concentrate on the Muga de Beloso hotel.center_img Eden Hazard will have to wait again. Zinedine Zidane once again displayed his extreme caution and left the Belgian out of the 19-player call to face Osasuna tomorrow Sunday 9 (16:00, Movistar LaLiga). The Belgian has been integrated into the team’s work for more than a week (he joined the dynamics of the group on Thursday, January 30), but the white coach has preferred one more game not to risk with his star. So, Hazard will have to wait at least until next Sunday’s game 16 (21:00, Movistar LaLiga) against Celta in the Bernabéu to reappear. Then it will have been 82 days since his injury on November 26 in the Champions League game against PSG.last_img read more

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United’s lack of liquidity pushes Pogba to Madrid

first_imgThe two main names on the table at United are Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho. for the attack front. With the current situation (and following the directive that Mourinho has given that it should not be sold to any club in the Premier) hiring Kane seems impossible. On the other hand, the sounding midfielder is Jack Grealish, from Aston Villa. The good performance of Bruno Fernandes also takes the strain off a possible Pogba exit… More and more voices at United indicate that it needs to be sold. Pogba approaches Madrid. That United needs liquidity to go to the market is not speculation. He said it himself Woodward, the entity’s CEO and chief executive officer, in a private forum of the football industry: “No one should be under any illusion about the magnitude of the challenge everyone faces in football and it may not be ‘business as usual’ for any club, including ourselves, in the transfer market this summer,” Woodward said. “As always, our priority is team success, great additions, but we need to know first what impact this crisis will have on the industry. On this basis, I can’t help but feel that speculation about individual player transfers for hundreds of millions of pounds this summer seems to ignore the realities facing the sport … “ He said in clear reference that United will not be able to cope with large additions. Of the three great names that are considered as incorporations for Madrid, Pogba, Haaland and Mbappé, it is the first, the Frenchman of United, who has it more complicated. The reason is simple: Florentino Pérez has never been very inclined to get involved in that operation, which he considers too expensive not to be an attacking player (a striker). However, being an express request from Zidane, Madrid tried his hiring twice, in 2016 and the summer of 2019. Now the name of Pogba is back on the table because he has a contract until 2021, Raiola, his agent, has already laid the foundations for an exit and the player would prioritize the white team before Juve or renew with United.It only remains to know how the crisis will affect the transfer market. These days it has transpired in England that United need liquidity to go to the market to make the two additions that Solsjkaer needs for next season, a striker and a midfielder. And given the situation of Pogba, everything indicates that its sale is the best solution. Last summer United already put a price on it: 180 million euros. This, would not be worth more than 100, considering that he only has one year left on his contract (although United can extend it one more unilaterally, it does not seem likely that he will) and that he has only been able to play five games as a starter for his ankle injuries.last_img read more

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Joel reveals his positive by PCR and Juanmi and Pedraza, in antibodies

first_img“I wished to verify my positive PCR for coronavirus. We’re all good at residence. I’ve not had discomfort, I’ll proceed coaching at residence with the indications of the medical doctors. I’ve been accountable, I’ve protected myself however I’ve the virus. You need to consider everybody and handle your self, “mentioned Joel by means of a video posted on social networks. The Madrid participant must move two unfavorable assessments in the approaching days to have the ability to return to the Sports activities Metropolis.Juanmi and Pedraza additionally posted texts on social networks to acknowledge that they’d examined positive for antibodies. They must endure a unfavorable management to get again to exercising on the grass. Betis gamers, Joel Robles, Juanmi Jiménez and Alfonso Pedraza, confirmed that they’ve examined positive in numerous coronaviru assessmentss. The goalkeeper examined positive for PCR and the opposite two with antibodies that, by protocol, is not going to enable them to coach on the Ciudad Deportiva till they’re examined once more as unfavorable. All three are asymptomatic and will proceed to train at residence in the approaching days.The three gamers talked about, in addition to Sergio Canales, had not appeared on Sunday morning on the Los Bermejales services in what has been to be the return to coaching for Betis. In response to the setting of the Cantabrian midfielder, he suffers “a easy chilly”.last_img read more

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