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  • Red Star Belgrade banned from Champions League over unpaid bills

    first_img Red Star won the Serbian league title last month for the first time since 2007 and were due to start in the second qualifying round of the Champions League. UEFA’s ban is a tougher punishment than the one imposed on Manchester City and Paris St Germain for their excessive losses. Upd. on 11/06/2014 at 18:57 CEST Red Star Belgrade have been banned from next season’s Champions League because of unpaid bills. Sport EN 06/06/2014 European champions in 1991, Red Star have 10 days to appeal against the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and try to keep their place in Europe’s premier competition.last_img

  • Gerard Pique: Spain defeat is not a question of attitude

    first_img Sport EN Pique said: “It has not been a question of attitude, the opponent played well. 01/04/2015 Gerard Pique insisted 2-0 Spain’s defeat by Holland in a friendly was not to do with the players’ attitudes. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET “We are in the middle of a process with players coming in and gaining experience with the national team.center_img “Friendly games are for new players to come in, so I’m not too worried about this game.  “In previous years we played badly in friendlies, I remember against Argentina and Portugal (in 2010), and in the end we won trophies. Vicente del Bosque’s side have been in shaky form for a while, starting with their humiliation at the World Cup last summer.  “Of course it’s not a positive result and they caught us out at the start of the game. They started better, but from there we dominated more, making plenty of chances.”last_img read more

  • Barça offer their medical team to Sevilla coach Berizzo

    first_img 22/11/2017 IN SPORT.ES “Berizzo is strong and will continue while we wait for treatment. It is a personal matter and we want to make it clear that he is our coach. We will support and rally round him because we are sure his problem will be solved.” Barcelona have offered their medical team to Sevilla and their coach Eduardo Berizzo after it was confirmed he is suffering from cancer and will have to undergo treatment. Barça’s experience of similar situations with Eric Abidal and Tito Vilanova, who was unable to overcome the disease, has allowed them to offer their help to Sevilla.  Upd. at 18:28 El Barça ofrece su equipo médico a Berizzo Sevilla president Jose Castro has confirmed the offer: “We appreciate the support from all clubs in Spain, like Barcelona, who unfortunately have experience in this area and have made available their medical team if necessary. We’d planned to make the announcement the day after the Liverpool game and that’s how it’s happened, even though there were rumours before.  CET Berizzo to continue at Sevilla despite cancer shock as support pours in RELATED STORIESlast_img read more

  • Diego Simeone hit with three game ban after sarcastic applause

    first_img Sport EN CET 26/01/2018 Upd. at 16:08 Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been banned from the touchline for three matches after being sent off and sarcastically applauding the referee on Tuesday as his team lost 3-1 to Sevilla in the Copa del Rey. The Andalusians progressed to the semi-finals with a 5-2 aggregate victory and Simeone was dismissed during the game by referee Juan Martinez Munuera, who noted in his report the coach’s applause. Simeone will miss three matches in next season’s Copa del Rey but will be allowed to stay on the bench in La Liga.last_img

  • Football: Indian football team denied clearance for Asian Games in Indonesia

    first_imgAdvertisement jb5NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqvoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E14xs3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) r92mmrWould you ever consider trying this?😱14fmCan your students do this? 🌚3gfRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian Football team has been denied from taking part in the Asian Games by Indian Olympics Association, All Indian Football Federation confirmed on Sunday. Coach Stephen Constantine had said before that the Govt and IOA had decided to send the team to the Asiads, but didn’t receive anything in writing.Advertisement Sunil Chhetri’s pleaIOA had made it clear that it would stick to its criteria of allowing teams which are ranked in the top-8 in Asia, to participate at the Games. As per the latest FIFA rankings, the men’s team is ranked 97th in the world and 14th in Asia, while the women’s team ranks 60th in the world and 13th in the continent. Football is a U-23 event and as many as 11 players in India’s Under-23 team were in the Senior National team so it would have done them much help.The AIFF media team has released a statement.Advertisement Any remarks from IOA are awaited.Read Also:-Advertisement FIFA World Cup 2018: Paul Pogba On Messi, “He makes me love football more, always.”FIFA World Cup 2018 : Croatian juggernaut rolls on, Denmark eliminated. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Real Madrid is excited at the potential arrival of another galactico: Eden Hazard!

    first_imgEden Hazard Scored One Goal And Assisted In Another Goal Against Southampton In The Premier League.Advertisement 4zu1sxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3z2wiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4daj( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p4zWould you ever consider trying this?😱igCan your students do this? 🌚awxhdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Eden Hazard has openly expressed his desire to join Real Madrid in last few days. According to, Real Madrid players are very much excited with this news. Real Madrid are going through a bad phase with no win in last four matches in all competitions. In this circumstances, the possibility of Eden Hazard signing for the Galacticos will certainly please them. Advertisement Eden Hazard Scored One Goal And Assisted In Another Goal Against Southampton In The Premier League. Eden Hazard’s contract with the Blues is going to expire after the end of this season and the Belgian winger is surprised that the club management have not talked with him for the extension of the contract. The Belgian winger somehow feels that he has to join Real Madrid to win Ballon D’Or in near future. After the brilliant show against Southampton in the Premier League, Eden Hazard told, Advertisement “Real Madrid is the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie today. Advertisement “It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club. We will see. I don’t want to talk about this every day. I don’t have time, but we will talk about my future soon. I think so. It is also when you have a dream and you want to make it happen.” The 27 year old Belgian winger is now busy with International duties now. Eden Hazard also clarified that he would not mess up the situation like his National teammate Thibaut Courtois did in this summer transfer window. Now we have to wait and watch till the end of this season whether Eden Hazard decides to stay at Stamford Bridge or prefers a move to The Bernabeu. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Indian Football: Sourav Ganguly presented with Barcelona jersey, Mohun Bagan register first I-League home…

    first_imgAdvertisement kdcNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3pvpy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hu79Would you ever consider trying this?😱Can your students do this? 🌚f1mj4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Welcome to another installment of our Indian football news roundup. In this section, you will find all the news pertaining to Indian football that happened today. Today, we will talk about Barcelona officials handing Sourav Ganguly a replica jersey and, Mohun Bagan’s first home win in the I-League.Advertisement In case you missed out our yesterday’s edition of the Indian football news roundup, you can check it out here.Barcelona officials hand out a replica jersey to Sourav GangulySourav Ganguly presented the Barcelona replica jersey be Barcelona FC board member by Oriol Tomas CarullaFormer Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly took time out of his busy schedule to spend some quality time with his family in Spain. The Indian cricket legend stopped by the city of Barcelona to watch his favorite footballer Lionel Messi’s side Barcelona trash Celta Vigo 2-0 at the Camp Nou stadium.Advertisement The official Facebook page of La Liga acknowledged the same and the club’s board member presented Sourav Ganguly with a replica jersey with ‘Dada’ embellished in it.I-League: Mohun Bagan blank Shillong Lajong to register their first home winMohun Bagan players in action in their match against Shillong Lajong in the I-LeagueMohun Bagan registered their first home victory in the 2018-19 season of I-League when they beat a young and energetic Shillong Lajong side 2-0 at the Salt Lake stadium on Sunday.Advertisement Yuta Kinowaki drew first blood for the Mariners by guiding Abhishek Ambekar’s cross from the left wing in the 47th minute. Mohun Bagan doubled their lead in the 61st minute after a comedy of errors by the Shillong-based side gave the goalscorer Henry Kisekka a shot at an empty goal.This win takes Mohun Bagan to the fifth position with 15 points from nine matches. Shillong Lajong, on the other hand, remains on the bottom of the pile with 4 points from nine matches.I-League: NEROCA and Minerva Punjab share the spoils in a goalless drawNEROCA and Minerva Punjab players in action in their Hero I-League matchIn the previous I-League match of the day, NEROCA and Minerva shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw at the Khuman Lampak Main Stadium in Imphal. Felix Chidi could have given the home side the lead in the 77th minute when he stepped up to take a penalty.However, his ensuing shot blazed over the bar and, the scoreline remained unchanged. This win takes NEROCA to the fourth position in the points table with 15 points from nine matches. Defending champions Minerva Punjab, on the other hand, remains on the seventh position with 13 points from ten matches.AFC Asian Cup 2019: Indian football team members yet to receive their new kitsAll the members of the Blue Tigers haven’t received their new jerseysAccording to, not all the members of the Indian football team have received their new jersey. Six5Six was roped in as the new sponsor for the Blue Tigers after the previous deal with Nike expired.The Indian team unveiled the new jersey in a glitzy function at New Delhi with the likes of Sunil Chhetri, Sandesh Jhingan, and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu walking down the ramp. The Indian football team is currently in the UAE preparing for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.Darjeeling Gold Cup 2018: Quess East Bengal ‘B’ pip Mohammedan Sporting to clinch the trophyEast Bengal ‘B’ team won the 2018 Darjeeling Gold CupQuess East Bengal ‘B’ team clinched the Darjeeling Gold Cup 2018 after beating Mohammedan Sports Club in the finals. The game ended in a 0-0 stalemate after 120 minutes of action-packed football.The Red and Gold Brigade won the penalty shootouts by a margin of 3-1.I-League: Hotstar might not do a live stream all the I-League matchesThe matches which will not be broadcasted in Star Sports will not be live streamed in Hotstar too.According to, popular live streaming website Hotstar might not live stream the matches Star Sports would not be broadcasting. In an earlier statement, they had said that they would only stream the matches that were shown on TV. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Exclusive Van Dijk interview: I want to be remembered as a Liverpool legend

    first_img Born in Breda, you played for Willem II’s academy before joining Groningen in 2010? Was your talent discovered quickly?  I like Disney films and I love taking my kids to Disneyland. Seeing them so happy makes my day. I was seven or eight when I went there for the first time and it was fantastic but we did not go much as it was so expensive. I took my wife when we first started dating. We got drunk in a hotel … it was memorable. I like simple things so why complicate things? Why be negative when you can enjoy life and be positive? That’s something I have learned with the years. I always try to be positive. Life is too short to always look at the negatives.  As a Liverpool legend. I want to achieve incredible things here. We have a fantastic team, we don’t lack anything, we have all the tools necessary to on winning: a coach that we identify with, a versatile squad, a style of play that breeds victories, a stadium and supporters that play their part. Yes, I would like to be one of those players that return to Anfield after retiring. I see club legends at games and I feel part of a really big family.   How was life as a teenager? What do you see outside of the bubble that footballers live in? How would you like to be remembered?  IN SPORT.ES @GuillemBalague Guillem Balagué Upd. at 10:23 My mother is completely Surinamese and my father completely Dutch. I went to Surinam a couple of times and enjoyed it. We go every now and again to see my mother’s family and I feel at home. I would like to take my kids there soon. Life is relaxed there, slow, I think I have a little bit of that about me.  Not at all! When I was young I wasn’t so tall until I had a growth spurt. At 16, my little brother was taller than me, but during the summer I turned 17 I grew 18cms! I struggled to run normally. My knee was a little unstable. I had problems with my groin. I needed rehabilitation work and was out for six weeks. It was like living in another body. After all that, I started to play well.  Virgil van Dijk is possibly the best defender in the world. There’s a special aura about him, a calm that comes from his roots in Surinam (like Davids, Kluivert, Wijnaldum) and is hugely experienced. Not only is he a really good footballer, but his story is also interesting.  Things are changing so quickly. The influence of social media is incredible. It’s sad to see that there are people living a false life, but at the same time it serves to unite people and intentions, it can even help others. We lack empathy. But maybe little by little, we will learn that we are all equal and that life is better in company and we will take care of each other.  Van Dijk: “Quiero ser leyenda del Liverpool” All of a sudden you had a serious case of appendicitis…center_img As your reputation grow, did more people want to be involved in your circle?  RELATED STORIES When I was at Groningen I had to go to training on a bicycle. I used my first salary to do my driving test. And in fact, before signing my first contract, at about 16, I was working washing pots in a restaurant in Breda. I was training Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, playing Saturdays and working Wednesdays and Sundays, from six until midnight. I wanted money to go out on Saturday night. I was earning around €350 a month and I was happy with that. I could go to McDonald’s and pay for my friends. I started to realise how important money could be, even though it’s not the most important thing.  Were you always a centre-back? I have read that you love Disney. It’s quite a contrast to your life as a footballer…  I was in the hospital for 13 nights and it was really hard. It was complicated, I ended up with a stomach infection. It was crazy. It happened on April 1, 2012 (April Fools’ Day), so that didn’t help either. I could not do anything at all for at least 10 days, I couldn’t walk. The first time I could get out of bed, I went 10 metres and was out of breath and tired like an old man. After a month I returned to training and worked with the physios to recover my muscle strength. After that, I played the entire season and went to Celtic.  There are a lot of players with the same roots: Patrick Kluivert, Ruud Gullit, Edgar Davids and Clarence Seedorf 06/04/2020 At 16, I was a right-back and I wasn’t good enough to play as a centre-back. I never stood out as a player until I got to the U19s and was named captain. Sometimes I played as a full-back, other times in the middle. From there, everything got much better. I played for the U23s and everything accelerated.  CEST I have known my best friend since I was 12 or 13. He’s going to become a father soon, so I am really happy for him. If I need him, he’s always there. If he needs me, he knows where to find me. I have a small circle around me. The higher you go as a player, the bigger the attention on you. Many people that you’ve met once or twice want to be involved in your life. I have a fantastic wife that also knows how to see all of this and doesn’t let me make any mistakes.  Your mother was born in Surinam, independent from Holland since 1975. How does she feel? I see things in common. We’re all relaxed and give a lot of importance to the small things. We have our lives in order in a similar way, the family is very important.  Liverpool’s Van Dijk fears winning the league without fanslast_img read more

  • CAS overturn Manchester City’s two-year Champions League ban!

    first_img “As the charges with respect to any dishonest concealment of equity funding were clearly more significant violations than obstructing the CFCB’s investigations, it was not appropriate to impose a ban on participating in UEFA’s club competitions for MCFC’s failure to cooperate with the CFCB’s investigations alone. “However, considering i) the financial resources of MCFC; ii) the importance of the cooperation of clubs in investigations conducted by the CFCB, because of its limited investigative means; and iii) MCFC’s disregard of such principle and its obstruction of the investigations, the CAS Panel found that a significant fine should be imposed on MCFC and considered it appropriate to reduce UEFA’s initial fine by 2/3, i.e. to the amount of EUR 10 million.” CEST A statement from CAS read: “The CAS award emphasised that most of the alleged breaches reported by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the CFCB were either not established or time-barred. IN SPORT.ES The ruling, therefore, seems to hinge on the fact that most of City’s breaches happened more than five years ago, which means they are no longer punishable, while also pointing out there was not enough evidence.  City’s fine has also been reduced to €10 million from the initial €30m fine handed to them by UEFA earlier this year.   The Court of Arbitration have overturned Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football and given the Premier League side the green light to compete in the Champions League next season. center_img UEFA had banned City from Europe for a breach of Financial Fair Play rules but, following a hearing last month, CAS have ruled in City’s favour and overturned the ban.  Pol Ballús El TAS exonera al City: ¡no habrá sanción en la Champions! Upd. at 14:37 13/07/2020 However, City were still fined €10m because of a failure to take part in UEFA’s investigation.last_img read more

  • Rising Stars on the ball

    first_imgBy JARROD POTTER RISING Stars Football Academy Under-11 boys won the Football Federation Victoria (FFV) Boys FC held in Bendigo…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img