Williams was appealing the four-match ban from the Lions series that rules him out of the first Bledisloe Cup clash against the Wallabies.The All Blacks centre was handed the suspension for his second Test send-off against the British & Irish Lions earlier this month.Williams became the first All Black in 50 years to be sent off in a Test when he was red-carded for a shoulder charge on Lions winger Anthony Watson early in the 24-21 loss in Wellington.He missed the drawn third Test with the Lions, and the Blues’ final Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves.Two pre-season Counties-Manukau matches, one against North Harbour and one an inter-squad match, were presented by NZ Rugby to the World Rugby Judicial Committee as completing the four-match ban.But the disciplinary committee ruled the inter-squad match did not meet the grade as a meaningful match.The appeal was heard last night via video conference before a committee chaired by Mr Justice Graeme Mew (Canada) along with Shao- Ing Wang (Singapore) and Stefan Terblanche (South Africa).After a two hour hearing the committee reserved their decision, committing to delivering its decision as soon as practicable given the circumstances.
Senegalese striker Sadio Mané, of Liverpool, suffers a small muscle tear, but may be in the Champions League duel against Atlético de Madrid, in the round of 16. The game will be lost to West Ham United and probably not against Southampton, as confirmed by Jürgen Klopp, coach of the ‘Reds’. “After that, it should be fine. He has a small muscle tear serious enough. We’ve been lucky,” the German explained.If there are no setbacks, Mané would be ready for the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League that Liverpool and Atlético de Madrid will play in the Wanda Metropolitano on February 18. Mané was injured in the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, being replaced in the first part of it.
Why did you choose to live in the capital?Everyone said they lived in Jerez and I thought ‘something Cadiz will have that nobody wants to go’ (laughs), but when I arrived, I said ‘I have to live here’. I live in front of the stadium.Living so close to Carranza, does it motivate you?Clear! I go to the stadium supermarket and tell my wife, above is Carranza!Did you speak with Perea and Romera before signing for Cádiz (did the 2017-18 season coincide at Barça B)?Yes, I talked to them and they told me it was spectacular. Roberto Perera and Manuel Vizcaíno also called me and I said ‘let’s try it’.Is the dressing room a family as shown?I have been in changing rooms and we have been partners, but here we are all a family, from Juan Marchante (utillero) to the president. It is the key to our success.How did you live the arrival of your friend Choco Lozano?When his name came out I talked to him and said come to Cádiz! We have a very good relationship and for me it was a joy to come.Who has been the player that has surprised you most in the locker room?Everybody. They immediately put you in the group. I didn’t know Cala and everyone was telling me, watch out for Cala! (jokes). On top of that I had it as a roommate and I thought ooo, you’ll see this one that is going to mess me up! But what’s up, it’s spectacular. Playing by your side is lucky. He has won UEFA …What do you think of José Mari?José Mari is one of the best midfielders in the category. He tricked me, you see him skinny but he hits some hosts … He is a player who gives us a lot of life in the field.How is your relationship with Álvaro Cervera?Mr. speaks little, but I am grateful. Part of my renovation is for him. In the first training I did a filtered pass and he said no, that here inside not, here outside. It makes you watch football in a way that gives results. The teams that even when they play badly win are the ones that will be up.What did you feel the first time in Carranza?The first game was against Osasuna and two hours before I see a lot of people out the window, we were fifth and the leader was coming and I said my mother! I got nervous and started stretching because it smelled like I was going to play. When I entered Carranza and saw 20,000 people, who had never played with so much public, I thought: ‘Like the mess they will kill me (laughs)’.It has a character very similar to that of Cadiz.Yes, that’s why they have welcomed me so well (laughs). I think the fans see the delivery of players like Garrido, like me, who leave our soul, and value it. In the first press conference here I said ‘I come to burst it, not on vacation’.What is your secret to recovering so soon from injuries?Each injury is different. When I had a broken foot, I was scared, I couldn’t even support it, but in the end they told me it was a fissure, so I told Alvarito (Sánchez-Ferragut, physiotherapist) ‘we’re going to give him a shot that I’m racing for’ . He told me it was impossible, but in the end I got it. The game was on Friday and I decided to do double sessions to be able to be available, because if the coach doesn’t see you up by a hundred, he doesn’t put you, and I wanted to play. Cervera doesn’t ask if you’re okay, he watches you and decides. When I saw myself on the board as a headline, I thought: ‘This master is a titan!’ And the truth is that I was fine, my foot didn’t hurt.Always willing to serve everyone.I am so. If they stop me in the street, I talk to them, I have no problem. They are the same people as me. I care about the opinion of the fans. My neighbor is now my friend, on the day of the game against Osasuna he said ‘hey, pisha, you are the Fali, aren’t you?’. And I said ‘if we win, we have a beer’. From there, he is my friend. Happy with the renovation until 2024?For me it is a very beautiful thing, so take advantage of these years and especially this, that we have the best.Are you comfortable in Cádiz?Yes, and very happy with the city. I live in Cádiz and my family is happy to be here, they live very well. The city is spectacular. And how does your family have to be stopped in the street?My wife says: ‘Honey, you are important. You for everyone! ‘ She is delighted in Cádiz. People are crazy. One day we went to have an ice cream and did not want to give one to my daughter because she had misbehaved, and the ice cream girl arrived and gave her an ice cream. I’m not used to giving things to the girl. The people here are very humble, very like me. It seems that I was born here.Would you like to retire in Cádiz?The president stung and has renewed me four years, now to see if I can get him four more years (laughs). I would love to retire here. If you tell me to renew eight years, I sign. I’m very comfortable here, until they kick me out I’m not leaving.Dreams to fulfill?Upload to First. If we ascend, I tattoo the shield of Cádiz. I am able to pull myself off the bus, I trust that the fans take me! (jokes).He did not have an easy life, but he is proud of his gypsy roots.I am very proud to come from the family that I come from, so humble. It has cost me a lot of work, but that effort and the bad thing that I have had has made me mentally very strong. My wife sometimes tells me: ‘You said you weren’t going to get it and look!’ My family told me ‘How are you going to play football! For what you charge come with us to scrap or to the market’. But I wanted to try.Has football left you friends?In the Hurricane I met Tariq Spezie and I continue talking to him. El Choco is more than a friend, and David Costas and Alberto Perea too. Surely I forget someone.How does your father live his success?In a playoff with the Hurricane it was very hot and when the game ended I saw an ambulance, it was my father. He gave him an anxiety attack so I said: ‘You don’t come anymore!’ If he comes to Carranza, I feel stiff. He asked me when GolTV was broadcasting the next game and I said: ‘I think they don’t televise us anymore.’ Also, with what we suffer …There are not many gypsy players, what is the reason?Our life is difficult, we get married soon and priorities change. I married 16 years old and I was in Levante B. In the morning I worked in the scrap metal and in the afternoon I trained. I married 16 years old and I was already 30 years old. People tell me that I am very old. Of course, with all that I have suffered … For me it is a pride to see Antoñín (Málaga) and Joaquín Fernández (Valladolid). Few gypsy players leave, but the one that comes out is good.What do you think of the malaguista Antoñín?We got a great header. It is very heavy (he jokes). He has a lot of nerve and is a good striker, he still has to learn because he is very young, but a hole is being made. I also follow Joaquin, it is a pride that there are more and more gypsies in football.What would you say to gypsy children who have the dream of dedicating themselves to football?That all work has its reward. They have to continue, that the parents support them, that they do not immediately tell them to leave it and that, although economic efforts must be made, they will be encouraged.Would you like to be a reference for the gypsy people?Of course. When I go to my neighborhood, parents say to their children: ‘See? He has arrived, so you can too. ‘ Everyone wants them to be like me, and that’s good, because at least they are going to support them.Have you heard carnival?-I heard Daddy Cadi and laughed a lot. This year they go from gypsies. I don’t understand Carnival, but I laugh. When I entered the Falla to record the renewal video I hallucinated. I want to go to a session. I would like to participate in a cameo, but I want to talk (jokes).Tell us about your experience at Barcelona B.It was a very good experience, I learned a lot. The coach (Gerard López) was like my father. Valverde liked the delivery of the youth players and gave me the opportunity to train with the first team. In addition, I met a referent like Busquets thanks to his father (Carlos Busquets). My legs were shaking like when my wife was going to give birth.He came for Pantic’s injury, to stayFali arrived in Cádiz on loan from Nàstic de Tarragona to cover the loss due to Pantic’s long-term injury in the final stretch of last season. What seemed an urgent arrival became such a resounding success that the entity chaired by Manuel Vizcaíno paid the clause to the Tarragona club, about 250,000 euros.
Martin Braithwaite (5-6-1991, Esbjerg), Leganés striker, is close to becoming a Barcelona player. At this time, and as As could know, he is the best positioned to sign for the Barca club. The player’s agent, Ali Dursun, arrived on Monday night in Barcelona and at this time negotiates the agreement with the Barca club. There is no definitive decision yet but, if confirmed, Barça would pay about 20 million euros corresponding to the player’s termination clause, which during these weeks has been the great cover. Ángel and Lucas Pérez fell at the last minute of a strange casting in which Quique Setién has finally imposed himself, who showed his interest in Braithwaite. Once the approval of the LaLiga medical commission was granted, Barça had two weeks to incorporate a player, but it could not be delayed in time, hence it may be this Tuesday when there is definitely white smoke in Barça. Braithwaite will occupy the card that leaves the injury of Ousmane Dembélé free, which has already begun its recovery period.
Of course, in between the current situation, Liverpool visited the Wanda Metropolitano as one of the teams with a most fearsome attack in the world and he left without finishing goal in the whole game, with a 1-0 red and white advantage for the return. And the best way to recover solvency back before visiting Anfield, it does not fit against Sevilla, a direct rival for the Champions League. A visiting victory would be a very hard blow in the fight for the positions that give access to the maximum European competition next season. The Andalusian team has two points ahead of Atlético and those of Simeone only think of the victory that supposes to surpass the table to Sevilla and to win the golaverage after the tie of the first leg. Leaving the door to zero would be the first sign that something has been done well in the game, in addition to lead the 100th match of Oblak without fitting into the competition. The goal has seen as the possibility of fight Zamora, goalkeeper prize with the best score conceded in the league, and that has taken over the past four seasons, this course has been complicated. The Slovenian has 19 goals received in 26 games (0.73 per game), while Thibaut Courtois has conceded 14 in 23 games at Real Madrid (0.6). The Belgian already took the prize twice during his time at Atlético. A difficult mission for the goal rojiblanco, but not impossible, if Oblak returns to add parties and games with goal to zero. It is not usual to see the Slovenian goal receive a goal during several consecutive games. Since its rise to ownership in 2015, Oblak has become an almost insurmountable wall. In the 179 league games he has played, he has conceded 113 goals (0.63 per game) and has been unbeaten 99 times. Among all competitions his figures as athletic are 243 games played, 164 goals conceded (0.67 per game) and 133 goals to zero. But during this season, where the team has suffered many casualties back (Juanfran, Godín, Lucas, Filipe), had already suffered a streak of seven straight games receiving goal (Alavés, Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen, Espanyol, Granada, Juventus and Barcelona). Atlético has seen how His strength over Jan Oblak’s goal has weakened in recent weeks. The rojiblanco team has fit in the last three league games, four goals against him that cost him two draws away from home when he had managed to do what he was most aware of the mattress set during this season: see door.Atlético stood 0-1 and 1-2 in Mestalla against Valencia, but the stopped ball cost him two points with goals from Gabriel and Kondogbia (2-2). In Villarreal’s visit to the Metropolitan, Alcácer advanced the yellow submarine with a great shot from outside the area, but Atlético was able to overcome thanks to the goals of Correa, Koke and João Félix. Finally, Espanyol, competition’s colista, marked through a center that Savic introduced on his goal, so much that Saul matched in the second half.
Gabi If when last Saturday the red and white fans met, each at home but all together to see Liverpool-Atlético in the semifinals of the Europa League 2010, the hashtag what They climbed on Twitter were #choloencasa and #anfieldrojiblanco. Last night, when the situation was repeating itself, Atlético’s fans in front of the television to live together in the distance another historical match, Bayern-Atlético of the semifinals of the 2016 Champions League, the first of the hashtag it was a name, four letters: Gabi. The fans do not forget the great captain, eternal, The Cap it will always be his nickname, even if the bracelet is worn by others, as important as Koke now, for example, blood of his blood. All messages went on that line. The important of his figure. That there will never be another like him. Two and a half seasons ago that Gabi, now 36, left the Atletico club to play in Qatar, at Al Saad. “Seeing repeated Bayern-Atleti 2016 shows what I always said. Gabi He was always the best of our team in the most important games, Lisbon, Munich, Milan, etc. How much we miss our captain “he wrote @chicarro_jaime. “We will not have a player like Gabi again. Eternal captain “, @ 1_0ismo. “Seeing Bayern-Atleti in 2016 semis. Data: I miss Filipe and Gabi. What a great match by Josema (except the penalty). How good is fine Koke and with the aggressive point. Oblak the best in the world for years. What a way to suffer … and how nice it is to be at Atleti “,@DanielDeJara. “After 30 minutes of ByesterdayAtleti, I still think that if in the team we had a guy like Gabi, we would be higher in the classification “, @o_khergo. Everything between “Gabi ran for two”, “what footballer we had”, “there will be another like him” with much nostalgia. Gabi and the possibility of a returnOften this season and the previous one, Gabi’s name comes to mind. When intensity is missed in Atlético, the hard leg, the flats. Gabi, in the head. With Gabi that was never lacking. The Cap that a month ago spoke in El Larguero about the possibility of a return to the club, a return that, as in Torres’ case, would not be for appearing but for adding, always adding, they are preparing for it. “Rumors come to you. I’m still playing. I know the locker room, but I don’t know if it’s time. If it comes, I’ll make the decision. Now with Cholo I talk less. I’ve been helping him for eight years. I would learn a lot about Cholo although I know how he works. It would be a masterclass and if that situation arrives I will think about it “, he answered the question of whether he saw himself as second coach of Cholo. While that moment comes, his return, the fans continue to miss him, match by match. Terribly. Al-sadd Midfield playerSpain
LaLiga Santander* Information up to date as of Might 12, 2020 eleven On the one hand, there could be David Beckham’s Inter Miami, that you’re keen to match the wage you at the moment obtain. Nevertheless, it will not be the very best bidder when negotiating with the membership, since for instance Tottenham could be keen to get better him in change for a determine shut to 50 or 60 million euros. The issue is that Spurs can’t cowl their total counter. Gareth Bale continues to appeal to the curiosity of numerous golf equipment. Eleven Actual Madrid, at all times on the exit ramp, is within the crosshairs of three groups, in accordance to FourFourTwo. However one other membership may enter the scene within the Premier League to take cost of his wage and on the identical time fulfill Actual Madrid with supply. That is Newcastle, which can quickly be the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed Bin Salman, in the event that they find yourself giving the approval to the sale of the entity by Mike Ashley.Gareth Bale is 30 years outdated and a suggestion of that caliber (Transfermarkt charges him at 32 million euros) may make the white staff suppose as soon as once more whether or not or not they need to give manner to the Welshman. Up to now this season, he has had some minor damage issues once more, however he has performed 18 video games through which he has scored three targets and has supplied an help.There may be nonetheless time till the switch market opens and the uncertainty of when the competitions will resume continues within the air, however it appears that evidently Bale will as soon as once more be one of many protagonists of the summer time.
Humble Lion Football Club and their president, Mike Henry, are up in arms with a recent Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) ruling fining the club $25,000 and deducting three points.Portmore United claimed Humble Lion used an ineligible player, who was registered to Portmore United, in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game between the teams on January 24 at the Effortville Community Centre. Humble Lion won the game 3-1.Humble Lion maintain that the player in question, 18-year-old Ricardo Dennis, has not played for Portmore in five seasons, which automatically makes him a free agent.Portmore United, on the other hand, produced documents indicating that the player represented them in the St Catherine Under-17 tournament in 2014.Document withdrawnSince, according to Henry, Portmore asked for that document to be withdrawn because of irregularities and requested that investigations into the matter be postponed.Consequently, Henry, who is also the member of parliament (MP) for Clarendon Central, is demanding that the scoreline and points be restored, and the $25,000 fine rescinded.Anthony Pringle, one of the club’s founders, said they met all criteria to register the player, while Portmore are yet to produce one piece of legal evidence that the player belongs to the club.”Where a player has not performed in an official match for 30 months, a transfer certificate is not required. He (Dennis) last played for Portmore at U15s in 2011 and he has not played for five years.”We will find a way to take it to Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and FIFA. We are also expressing the community feeling, and I am willing to pursue it as it is not a decision that should be supported on the integrity of how we should operate,” he added.”The player said he has not played for Portmore at the Under-17 level. He gave us that in writing and his family has said so. But the important element is this document here (St Catherine U-17 competition match card). This document they are using is the one Portmore said was improperly dealt with,” Henry said, while issuing copies of a match card of a St Catherine Under-17 competition from 2014, at a press conference hosted by the club in Kingston yesterday.Dennis’ name was on the match card as a substitute.”In that context, even Mr Jackie (Patrick) Walters’ name is used. I asked Jackie Walters if he was present on this day, and he said no. He was not even on the ground,” Henry revealed of the match card, which also had Walters’ name written on it.”So we are saying this is a fraudulent document and does not prove Dennis played for them. So I will not stray from the illegality of the document,” Henry said.The Clarendon club appealed the decision initially.However, it was upheld by the Professional Football Association of Jamaica.Henry believes the process was compromised, as instead of the three-member appeals panel, only two were present to make the ruling.”I question the integrity of some of the decisions. I asked Mr [Winston] Dawes, ‘So why were you not at the meeting?’. He said he only saw it on the TV and only two members of that body met, and he was never invited to the meeting.”
January 23 was a momentous day in the history of Jamaican track and field. Most people will remember it as the day Calabar High School opened the doors to its first synthetic track to be laid at a high school in Jamaica. The meet, the first McKenley/Wint Classic, was a memorable occasion.The mood was bright as all present enjoyed the sight and feel of the new facility. From a viewing perspective, the only drawbacks are that the throws and horizontal jumps are outside the oval, but that doesn’t detract from the overall value the new track brings. In any case, those ‘so-called’ drawbacks disappear if you view the new facility mainly as a training venue.As befits a meet carrying the names of megastar Olympians Arthur Wint and Herb McKenley, the event was thoughtfully operated with ticketing, parking and access to the track well worked out. It seems reasonable to assume that in the years to come, the grounds around the track will be developed with additional spectator seating and lighting.Calabar High wasn’t the only place that a new track opened on the 23rd. Thirty minutes away, the newly resurfaced oval at the GC Foster College for Physical Education & Sport was put into service at the Central Hurdles and Relays meet.Never before have two new synthetic tracks been opened in Jamaica on the same day. That’s history.Calabar High and GC Foster College join the National Stadium, the Stadium East field, the University of the West Indies and the Catherine Hall Sport Complex as locations with modern tracks.Catherine Hall is a great venue. It has already hosted the 2011 Carifta Games and shortly will play host to the annual Western Championships and Western Relays. For at least two reasons, it might be a good idea to move the Carifta Trials between Kingston and Montego Bay.Having the Trials at the Sports Complex might stimulate interest in the sport in the west. It would also relieve western teams of the financial burden of travelling in alternate years. As things stand, western teams must budget for trips to Kingston for the Gibson-McCook Relays, the Trials and Boys and Girls’ Championships, as well as for other meets in the Corporate Area that fit their needs.Consider a future where a synthetic track is laid at a central Jamaica venue like the Kirkvine Sports Club just outside Mandeville. In that future, the Trials could move from Kingston to Kirkvine and then to Montego Bay. Imagine that.n HUBERT LAWRENCE has been making notes at track side since 1980.