Spain: FC Barcelona: Luis Suárez could be summoned before Villarreal after him

Bad news for him and Ronald Koeman, but they are probably good for Luis Suárez. The future of the Uruguayan is uncertain in the Barça store and his . However, this Sunday a small window was opened, although at the cost of the injury of a teammate, Martin Braithwaite.

The club’s medical services have confirmed that the Danish forward suffers an injury to the rectus anterior quadriceps of the left leg and that his evolution will mark his availability.

This last-minute setback could force Koeman to turn to Suárez, whom he left out of the calls for the three friendlies that the Barça team played in preseason.

The Dutch coach does not have a net ‘9’ in his squad, apart from the Uruguayan and the Danish, beyond the options he has with Griezmann and Messi himself, whom he used as a ‘false 9’ against Girona.

Suarez for January

According to the ‘Gazzetta’ this Sunday, the ‘Pistolero’ could wear a bianconero but only in the transfer window of the other year, in January. This, if finally ‘Juve’ can not get the services of Dzeko, who is still in Roma.

On that date it is likely that the forward will have more facilities to leave, six months after finishing his contract, and already with the community passport in hand.

However, it remains to be seen if the Uruguayan agrees to spend the first part of the season without playing and waiting to land in Turin. Because what seems like a fact is that with Koeman he will see everything from the bench or, worse still, from his home.




England Pep Guardiola opens the door to his renewal: “I would like to”

Pep Guardiola faces his last year as Manchester City manager. At least that is what his contract says, which ends in 2021. By the time the date arrives, the Catalan coach will have spent five seasons in command of the English club, the longest stay in any of the teams he has managed. That is why its continuity is a constant topic of debate.

Will you stay longer? Will you go to another league? Will you seek to be a coach? There are multiple questions surrounding Guardiola, although Manchester City want him to stay. Pep, for his part, has left the door open to a possible renovation: “I would like to stay longer. It is a place that I love, but I have to deserve it”he said in reference to his contract. “You have to maintain the standards that the club has achieved in this decade and to sign a new contract I have to deserve it. We’ll see if I deserve it this season.”

Guardiola arrived in Manchester in the summer of 2016 and signed a three-season relationship, which was later extended for two more years. Along the way, two Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, four League Cups and a currently insurmountable obstacle: the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Heller “is no longer so convinced to sell” his shares in the U

It is the great doubt that exists in the U, especially in these days when there is no activity for the National Holidays: this Friday, September 25, the deadline for Carlos Heller to sell his shares in Azul Azul and the management and financial structure of the club change forever.

Or not? The truth is that nobody knows for sure, and in the circle close to the businessman they point out that the business is not completely closed yet.

If it is to bet, the sale is much more likely to occur than not. And that also raises questions about the future of the president Christian Aubert, leaders who arrived and are trusted by Heller, and even historical references who today have managerial positions, like Rodrigo Goldberg and Sergio Vargas.

And also about the fate of the first team led by Hernán Caputto, and that he could be living his last months in charge.

Is not the same…

Heller has been traveling for business between Chile and the United States, and takes advantage of the long flight hours to ponder the offer he has on the table to dispose of 63% of the shares he owns in the U to a private fund with Chilean and American investors .

According to La Tercera, doubts have grown in recent days. “He is no longer so convinced to sell, due to the sports rebound of the institution”they point out.

In fact, when the businessman decided to resign as president of the U and then sell his share package, the team was going through a serious football crisis, which had it on the verge of decline. But now it is second in the championship, just six points from the leading Catholic University. And on two more dates comes the University Classic.

“He considers that it is not the same to sell a team that is fighting not to lose one that is sub-leader of the Chilean championship”, adds the post.

Heller did not want to sell the property of the club of which he has been a fan since childhood to just anyone, and so he asked to know the identity of the buyers. You already know it, and you would be sure that the U will remain in the hands of people interested in the well-being of the team and the institution, and that they would arrive with an ambitious economic and sports plan.

But his doubts go the other way: How to leave now, when the club could end up winning a title?

Messi and his last tie?

Lionel Messi is getting ready to go down the last stretch of a path he knows well enough: the Qualifiers towards a World Cup. It will be the fourth time that he has played them and perhaps the most special of all: Qatar 2022 will surely represent the last World Cup of his fabulous career as a footballer.

The obvious ultimate goal will be ranking. But the Rosario supercrack also has another goal: not to suffer as much as he suffered on the trip to Moscow 2018. Those Qualifiers were an ordeal for him and for all of Argentina’s football: the passage was only sealed in the last game against Ecuador in Quito and thanks to an extraordinary performance on his part that marked with three goals.

Historic and the new generation will combine in the national team for Qatar 2022. (AP / Archive)

In the middle three technicians passed: Gerardo Martino began, who left in 2016 after losing the second final of the Copa América to Chile in the United States. Edgardo Bauza followed, who left the post after losing 2-0 to Bolivia in 2017 and finished Jorge Sampaoli who put the team in the World Cup in Russia but failed resoundingly there, being eliminated by France in the round of 16.

Unlike all of them, with whom he had a dry and distant relationship, Messi made a personal commitment to Lionel Scaloni with whom he established a good relationship that was key for the president of the AFA, Claudio “Chiqui” Tapia and the General Director of the National selections, César Luis Menotti, will confirm him in office after the 2019 Copa América in Brazil.

A suffering

Messi suffered the Qualifiers since his debut, on September 3, 2005 against Paraguay at the Defensores del Chaco stadium. That night, the team led by José Pekerman lost 1 to 0 and “Leo” entered for Cesar “Chelito” Delgado at 35 minutes of the second half. Heading for his first World Cup (Germany 2006), Messi played two more games (2-0 against Peru in the Monumental and 0-1 against Uruguay in the Centenario).

Messi may be facing his last qualifying process. (AP / File)

With Alfio Basile sitting on the bench and surrounded by superstars like Juan Román Riquelme and Juan Sebastián Verón, “Leo” started the route to South Africa in 2007 2010. It was a journey full of annoyances and bad moments. So much so that after losing 1-0 to Chile in Santiago, Basile left office.

Diego Maradona then took over with whom he must have suffered the terrible 1-6 with Bolivia in La Paz and finally achieved the anguishing classification by winning the last game 1-0 against Uruguay in Montevideo with that remembered goal from Cordovan Mario Bolatti. Messi was present in all 18 games and scored just 4 goals.

In 2011 and now led by Alejandro Sabella, the Rosario supercrack started his third journey towards a World Cup, that of Brazil 2014. He was in 14 of the 18 games and scored 10 goals. In this cycle, on September 7, 2012 he appeared at the Mario Kempes stadium scoring a goal in the 3-1 victory over Paraguay. On March 30, 2016, he played there again in Argentina’s 2-0 against Bolivia, which was his last game in Córdoba, since he was not present on October 12 of that year when the National Team lost 1-0 to Paraguay.

By qualifying, Messi played 45 games for Argentina and scored 21 goals. The account awaits to be added. Hopefully his journey through these Qualifiers, the last to be played, is at the level of his football. From “Leo” you can always expect the most and the best.

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The original text of this article was published on 09/20/2020 in our print edition.


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Athletics, Javelin | Kasper (21) with the longest javelin throw since Andreas Thorkildsen

The javelin talent from Lier threw a full 79.90 meters during the National Championships in athletics in Bergen on Sunday – in cool autumn weather. It is the longest javelin throw by a Norwegian athlete since Andreas Thorkildsen resigned in 2014.

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You have to go 16 years back in time, in 2004, to find another javelin thrower in Norway who has thrown as far as Sagen – apart from Andreas Thorkildsen.

– It was fun. I have struggled a bit with the technique this year, but today it loosened up. 10 inches too short, but it was a lot of fun. 80 meters is a dream limit, but it will be next year, says the newly crowned Norwegian champion to NRK after the competition.

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The case’s throw is thus also a new personal record for the 21-year-old, who represents Bækkelaget’s SK in Oslo.

– It’s fantastic. He has five throws over his old pers, and he moves the pers over five and a half meters. He is doing fantastically well, says coach Åsmund Martinsen to Nettavisen after the NM competition.

His previous personal record was 74.23, but it was improved by more than five and a half meters on Sunday morning.

SPEAR TALENT: Kasper Sagen showed during the National Championships in Bergen that he is a great spear talent.
Photo: Ørn E. Borgen (NTB)

Click on the image to enlarge.  NM athletics 2020 Bergen 20200920. Kasper Sagen, Bækkelagets SK in action in the third round of the final in javelin men on the last day of the NM in athletics at Fana stadium.

NM athletics 2020 Bergen 20200920. Kasper Sagen, Bækkelagets SK in action in the third round of the final in javelin men on the last day of the NM in athletics at Fana stadium.
Photo: Ørn E. Borgen (NTB)

The case delivered several good throws during Sunday’s NM competition. In the first attempt he threw 77, 40 meters, which at that time was a new personal record.

Then the 21-year-old followed up with 75.45 m, 75.46 m and 73.22 m, before a new personal record of 78, 95 meters. But the spear talent was not finished there. In the last attempt, he threw a full 79, 90 meters, just ten small centimeters away from the magical 80-meter limit.

Compared to Thorkildsen

– He is very young and he started throwing spears quite late. So he has a huge potential. But he still has a lot to learn and a lot to train, says Martinsen, and points out that the most important thing for the development of Sagen is to stay injury-free.

– They are both tall slender boys. Physically, there are some similarities there, and then there is that they are very similar in the shoulder. They get a lot of power from the chest and out into the arm through the shoulder, the coach explains.

Click on the image to enlarge.  SUCCESS DUO: Åsmund Martinsen (right) was previously coach for Andreas Thorkilsen.

SUCCESS DUO: Åsmund Martinsen (right) was previously coach for Andreas Thorkilsen.
Photo: NTB scanpix

Three of the throws he delivered in the competition were the best a Norwegian has delivered since Thorkildsen left.

The 21-year-old is trained by Åsmund Martinsen, the man who trained Andreas Thorkildsen for, among other things, two Olympic golds and one World Cup gold.

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Genk spy head does not make the best turn in terms of compliance with mouth mask obligation – Voetbalnieuws

While the corona rules are properly followed in most stadiums, there are also exceptions. For example, it was not too corona-proof in Charleroi on Friday, but Genk’s spy head did not make the best turn either.

In the other subjects everyone sat nicely with a mouth mask on, but in the spy head they were scarce or they were worn under the chin. Only a small percentage kept the mask on. There was also not much talk of social distancing.

Freiberg’s team reports 22 cases of Covid-19 – Hockey –

“Unfortunately, analyzes have shown that 22 people from the club have Covid-19 disease. They are not only hockey players, but also other team members and employees. We will consult with the regional health authorities to understand the next steps, ”Libors Zābranskis, the owner of Brno Kometa, said in a statement on the club’s website.

The “Comet” season was supposed to start two days ago, but it was planned to play the second match of the Extraliga today, but shortly before the opening of the season, the club announced that at least the first games were postponed.

This summer, the contract with “Kometa” was signed by the defender of the Latvian national team Ralfs Freibergs. He also spent the previous three seasons in the Czech Republic, but in another team – Zlín’s “Berani”. In this section, Freibergs was the most effective defender of the Extraliga, accumulating 73 points in 156 games.

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This was an alarm clock, said coach Solskjaer after the opening loss to United

Manchester United did not manage to enter the English league and after Saturday’s home defeat 1: 3 from Crystal Palace, according to coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, they must recover quickly. The Norwegian coach takes the unexpected result as an alarm clock.

The guests took the lead from the seventh minute thanks to Andros Townsend and in the 74th minute, thanks to Wilfried Zaha, they bounced from the penalty to a two-goal difference. After that, Donny van de Beek reduced Amsterdam’s summer reinforcement from Ajax to more than a billion crowns, but Zaha had the final say.

“I’m very disappointed. The defeat shows shortcomings. Lack of playing time, physics, sharpness. We have to improve quickly. We wanted and needed these three points. There are 37 rounds left, but this is an alarm clock.” said for club television Solskjaer.

United started a new year of the Premier League with a week’s delay, as they played in the European League in mid-August, where they were not enough for the later Seville winner in the semifinals. “We knew we would have to face something like this when we got this far in the European League. We had a short time to prepare, but that is the reality, we are not making excuses.” said the 47-year-old Nor.

According to him, the fact that the London team played four preparatory and two competitive duels before the duel, while the “Red Devils” only had one test match, manifested itself. “You saw that they were sharp, strong and practiced the system properly. They played exactly as we expected. I hoped and thought we would be better.” stated Solskjaer.

He was saddened by the second goal. After watching the video, referee Martin Atkinson ordered a penalty for Victor Lindelöf for Crystal Palace. The home goalkeeper David de Gea caught Jordan Ayew, but because he did not have legs on the goal line, the penalty kick was repeated. This time Zaha stood up to him, who did not hesitate.

“It’s very cruel. First David performed a great intervention and then a decision is made against him. If you follow the rules, it’s probably judged correctly, because his foot is a short distance from the goal line, but who knows what would happen. but it’s a verdict that would cost us a fight, “ said Solskjaer, who as a player won six titles with United and in 1999 the Champions League.

What is the reason for Bale returning to Tottenham?


Gareth Bale uncover one of the reasons behind his decision to return to Tottenham Hotspur. There is a big role Jose Mourinho in Bale’s return.

In 2013, Bale left Tottenham to join Real Madrid. The player from Wales was bought by Madrid for 86 million pounds, a price that became a world record transfer at that time.

Seven years after leaving Tottenham, Bale returned to the club that raised his name. He returned to Tottenham on loan for one season.

Gareth Bale said Jose Mourinho played a big role in his return to North London. The opportunity to be coached by Mourinho cannot be missed by the 31-year-old player.

“He talked to me about some of the positions I would like to play and obviously I’m happy with that,” Bale told BT Sport.

“He’s a big reason I came back here, he’s famous and a winner. He’s perfect for Tottenham. We need to win trophies and he knows better than anyone how to do it.”

Returning to Tottenham, Bale enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity to play with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Bale is also looking forward to an exciting season together The Lilywhites.

“Harry has been incredibly good since breaking into the team and scoring a lot of goals. Playing with him and Son is an exciting prospect for all of us,” said Bale.

“If we go in the same direction, it could be an exciting season,” he said.

Even though he’s officially a Tottenham player, Gareth Bale must be patient to play its maiden match. Not yet recovering from injury, Bale is expected to play only after the international break in October.

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