Zuniga will not recieve ban for Neymar foul

first_img Upd. at 18:54 “We wish Neymar a prompt and complete recovery as we wish the same for all players who have sadly been ruled out of the World Cup through injury.” “The chairman of the FIFA disciplinary committee deeply regrets the incident and the serious consequences on Neymar’s health. “No retrospective action can be taken… since the incident involving the Colombian player Juan Camilo Zuniga Mosquera did not escape the match officials’ attention. CEST No action will taken against Juan Camilo Zuniga for the foul which ended Barcelona star Neymar’s World Cup. However, on Monday evening, a FIFA disciplinary panel chaired by Claudio Sulser declared no action would be taken against he Napoli player.center_img Neymar fractured his vertebra in the challenge at the end of Brazil’s 2-1 win against Colombia in the quarter-finals on Friday. 07/07/2014 Sport EN “The conditions by which the FIFA disciplinary committee can intervene in any incident have to be considered independently of the consequences of that incident, such as an unfortunate injury suffered by a player. FIFA confirmed this news via the following statement.last_img read more

David Moyes hails Real Madrid as the best team he has ever faced

first_img He created the third goal for Karim Benzema but was unable to get on the score sheet and some sections of the home crowd were disappointed with his performance. CET The former Manchester United manager masterminded a win over Barcelona earlier this month, but he was unable to follow it up with another miracle in the Spanish capital. “We had that platform [through the early goal], but we couldn’t keep it. I know we lost but I really enjoyed my experience against one of the top sides in the world.” “On another day he will score because he is such a good player. He has nothing to worry about, he’s an exceptional player. Madrid didn’t need his goals today, but when they do need them he’ll be there.” Finally, Moyes revealed that Carlos Vela had to be taken off in the first half due to a “medial meniscus” problem, adding that a scan will determine how long the Mexican striker will be out for. David Moyes said the current crop of Real Madrid players may be the best side he has ever come up against after his Real Sociedad side were beaten 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon. 01/02/2015 “The way [Madrid] played in the first half may be as good as I’ve come up against,” he said in his post match press conference. Sam Marsdencenter_img But while crediting Los Blancos, Moyes also admitted some frustration towards the way his side defended. “I was a little disappointed with my defenders,” he continued. “We needed to be more aware, but we were up against top quality players and that quality was able to shine through in the end. Moyes wasn’t the only British interest around the game, with Gareth Bale playing 90 minutes for Madrid. “Bale’s a top player,” Moyes continued. “You know the important thing when you have those players is that you encourage them. However, Moyes doesn’t think the Welshman should overly concerned with a bit of criticism. Upd. at 00:48 La Real had taken a shock second minute lead, although it didn’t last for long as James Rodriguez headed in Marcelo’s cross almost instantly to level the scores. “They forced us wide, they were difficult to get close to and they made it really hard for us.”last_img read more

Benitez on Ramos, Ronaldo-Bale divide and more

first_img Bale vs. Ronaldo: Coaches have to control a group of professionals, but not what their agents say. I talk to the players and when there’s a conflict, it’s solved. There’s no problem between Bale and Cristiano. Everything is magnified in Madrid. Sometimes it’s out of jealousy, or to attack. I am surprised. Cristiano Ronaldo: I have no problems with any player in the squad. Yesterday I spent a good, long time talking to Cristiano. He starts matches on the wing, but a little in the penalty area because he has goals. He practices free-kicks and does them very well. It’s a matter of time before he’s scoring them. Dropped points against Atleti: If at the Vicente Calderon we forced the best Atletico Madrid to make three changes in desperation and didn’t concede four times as in April this year, we must have done something right. On the table were his exchange of words with Sergio Ramos, the relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale and the dropped points against Atletico Madrid. 15/10/2015 EFE, Sport EN Here’s what the Spanish coach had to say:  Upd. at 12:44 Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez spoke to Onda Cero’s Al Primer Toque on Wednesday night.  CEST Ramos: I fought more than anyone for Ramos to stay. There’ve been zero problems between us. He’s the captain and a phenomenon and he has to prove himself constantly. Unrest in the dressing room: I’m amazed at how many stories are invented. We have a very good dressing room. There’s a great atmosphere among the players. It’s healthier than you think. I’ve had locker rooms that are more complicated. They all have some players who are more happy or less happy and some can be worse than another teammate, but there’s been nothing exceptional. Injures: There aren’t as many injuries as people say. Today I counted nine. Injuries aren’t the same as fatigue. The fans can be calm, we’re working hard to prevent this, but we play twice a week with intensity and we have a lot of internationals.last_img read more

Crunching the statistics ahead of Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona

first_imgThe statistics suggest FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will head into the Clasico on Saturday evenly matched after 11 games in La Liga. Starting with points (27-24), then goals scored (25-26) and percentage of shots on target (43-40%). CET Goals 25-26Shots on goal 82-91Shots on target 43-40%Passes 5,472-5,227Fouls committed 94-114Fouls against 188-163Yellows 20-19Reds 1-0 Equal statistics (Barcelona-Madrid) 15/11/2015 at 18:20 Uneven statistics center_img However, the international rbeak has gone well for Madrid, who have kept many of their players to rest in the Spanish capital, while Barcelona have a lot out playing. Some of Madrid’s injured players will be fit by the time the Clasico rolls around. David Salinas Luis Enrique and Rafa Benitez’s teams will arrive at the clash on November 21 with different dynamics, however, after Barça’s 3-0 win over Villarreal and Real Madrid’s 3-2 defeat against Sevilla.  Total shots 190-226Crosses 191-268Saves 26-34Offsides 35-28last_img read more

Atletico’s Filipe Luis: says in Spain Lionel Messi is ‘the protected one’

first_img The Brazilian received a red card for his challenge and a one match ban, while, luckily, Messi was not injured. It’s been a few weeks since the incident, but Luis has now given his opinion on what happened.  07/03/2016 “[In Spain] he is ‘the protected one’ by the press and La Liga. Obviously nobody wants one of the best players of all time to be out and miss the opportunity to see him playing, that’s where all of this came from. “It was an error, but they’ve crucified me for it and it’s been a little excessive.” “I didn’t arrive late, I went for the ball, but I admit it was a red,” he said. “But this was with Messi, even though this tackle happens in every game. Upd. at 15:10 Barcelona fans held their breath in the 44th minute of the recent game between the Catalan side and Atletico Madrid when Filipe Luis clattered into Lionel Messi’s knee.  CET In quotes to Brazilian TV’s Esporte Interactivo he admits he deserved a red card, but also said he’s convinced there’s a campaign to protect the Barça star.  “I felt really down. I didn’t want to read the press, but in the end it reaches you: ‘the press are calling you a murderer, a criminal.’ But my conscience is clear because I never wanted to do any damage. Sport ENlast_img read more

Europa League final hero Coke will join Schalke 04 from Sevilla

first_img Sport EN 31/07/2016 CEST Upd. at 20:10 center_img Schalke 04 have signed right-back Coke from Sevilla. The 29 year old was one of the stars of their Europa League triumph, scoring twice in the final against Liverpool. Coke arrived in Sevilla for the 2011-12 season and soon found his way into the team. He was later made one of the captains, and has won a total of three Europa Leagues. The full-back won the man of the match award in the final of last season’s.last_img read more

Jesus Navas’ move to Sevilla hits a bump

first_img Accoring to these sources Sevilla are not changing from the offer they have made the player to return to the club where he was formed, and from where he left to join Man City in 2013 for 20m euros. Navas, 31, leaves City on a free transfer, and Sevilla were hoping to include him in the squad that will play in the Emirates Cup this weekend. Upd. on 29/07/2017 at 04:01 CEST RELATED STORIES EFE/Sport EN IN SPORT.ES Sources have discovered this is what happened at the meeting between Sevilla president Jose Castro and his agent Margarita Garay at the meeting at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. center_img 28/07/2017 New offer for Jesús Navas Jesus Navas’ move to Sevilla still has not come to fruition and negotiations continue. He has been offered two million euros a year for three seasons but the player wants more. Frenazo al fichaje de Jesús Navas por el Sevillalast_img read more

Argentina 0-2 Colombia: Early Copa America blow for Messi

first_img Upd. at 12:36 Then with Argentina desperate for an equaliser Colombia hit them on the counter again, with Zapata striking from close range for Carlos Quieroz’s side. Argentina suffered their first defeat by Colombia in 12 years thanks to the two second half goals for Los Cafeteros, who had been on the back foot. 0-2 Incidencias IN SPORT.ES Árbitro CEST MATCH FACTS Copa América 2019 Colombia Two late goals for Colombia dealt Lionel Messi’s Argentina a blow in their Copa America Group B opener on Saturday. Ospina; Medina, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sánchez,Tesillo; Barrios, Uribe; Cuadrado (Lerma, min. 63); James, Muriel (Roger Martínez, min. 13) y Falcao (Zapata, min. 80) 0-1, min. 70: Roger Martínez, con un potente disparo desde la frontal del área. 0-2, min. 85: Zapata remata en el área pequeña ARG Messi sucumbe ante Colombia Partido correspondiente a la primera jornada del Grupo B de la Copa América 2019, disputado en el estadio Arena Fonte Nova de Salvador de Bahía ante 43.000 espectadores. Se guardó un minuto de silencio por Sergio Gendler, referente del periodismo deportivo argentino.center_img @riksharma_ Armani; Saravia, Pezzella, Otamendi,Tagliafico; Lo Celso, Rodríguez (Pizarro, min. 66), Paredes; Messi, Agüero (Suárez, min. 78) y Di María (De Paul, min. 45). Barcelona striker Messi, looking for his first major international trophy, missed Argentina’s best chance before Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata’s strikes secured victory for Colombia in Salvador. COL Argentina were on top and Leandro Paredes came close twice, while tensions rose when Juan Cuadrado scythed down Messi and players scrapped. Colombia broke the deadlock after 71 minutes with an excellent goal from Martinez, who cut inside after receiving from James Rodriguez and lashed into the top corner. 16/06/2019 Roberto Tobar (Chile). Amonestó con cartulina amarilla a Falcao (min. 19), Rodríguez (min. 41), Saravia (min. 52), Paredes (min. 55), Cuadrado (min. 60), Zapata (min. 86) y Lerma (min. 93). The Albiceleste are looking for their first Copa America since 1993 but started badly in coach Lionel Scaloni’s first ever competitive game in charge of any side. Messi, who temporarily retired from international duty after missing a penalty against Chile in the 2016 Copa America final shoot-out, headed a rebound wide after David Ospina denied Nicolas Otamendi. Rik Sharma Goles Argentina The win takes Colombia top of Group B on three points before Qatar face Paraguay on Sunday.last_img read more

Cricket: Rohit Sharma is all set to miss the series opener vs Australia

first_imgAdvertisement cpc9oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsaab0iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ess02( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wu5Would you ever consider trying this?😱92ilh5Can your students do this? 🌚nifwmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Team India may miss the services of their “Hitman”, Rohit Sharma, for the 1st T20 vs Australia that is set to take place on 21st November at Brisbane following his inclusion in the 4-day test match for India A.Advertisement Rohit Sharma has been included to take part in the unofficial test match vs New Zealand A from 16-19 of November which will also include the likes of Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw. The match will give Rohit the all important practice with the red ball ahead of the all important test series that starts on 6th December.Advertisement It will therefore be very hectic for Rohit to complete the game and then travel to Australia the next day for the first T20I. Former Indian pacer, Zaheer Khan believe that the travel from New Zealand will suck all his energy and make him tired to take part in the 1st T20.“He might miss is a T20I. Ya. It’s pretty hard otherwise. The travel does make you tired and takes that energy out. And also the game is not played in Australia, which is very tough to get your head around what exactly is the thought process behind it,” Zaheer told Cricbuzz.Advertisement In case Rohit misses the 1st T20, it will be interesting to see how Virat Kohli changes the balance of the team. Rohit had captained India to a T20 series whitewash vs Windies in the absence of Kohli two days back.Also Read:Cricket: Rahul Dravid outlays the plan to improve India’s performances on foreign soil  Advertisementlast_img read more

Paris Saint Germain eyeing for replacement options of Edinson Cavani

first_imgAdvertisement dck1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8sioWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6ltq0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1rhhggcWould you ever consider trying this?😱38sCan your students do this? 🌚ck08jy4qRoller skating! Powered by Firework The club management of Paris Saint Germain are eyeing to replace Edinson Cavani in the next summer transfer window. They are now sorting the options and Luka Jović and Mauro Icardi  are topping the list. The other options might well be Moussa Dembele or Romelu Lukaku.Advertisement Mauro Icardi is in good form for Inter Milan for last few seasons. So, he is certainly under the radar of many top European clubs in this summer transfer window. According to the sources, Mauro Icardi is wishing to leave Inter Milan after the end of this season. However, Inter Milan are currently placed at the third position in the league table of Serie A and they will qualify for the Champions League next season.Advertisement Luka Jović is also in great form this season for Frankfurt. Frankfurt are also in the semifinal of the Europa League. So, it is quite certain that all the European top guns are eyeing to make a move for him and Paris Saint Germain are also in this list. If the Ligue 1 Giants could not get Mauro Icardi or Luka Jović, they will go for Moussa Dembele or Romelu Lukaku and they are also quite renowned centre forwards to replace Edinson Cavani at Paris Saint Germain.Manchester United pull off the unthinkable at PSGAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more