Chile coach Sampaoli will not count Vidal out due to “a mistake”

first_img Last night, Vidal destroyed his Ferrari in a crash which involved another car in an area close to Santiago. “When we have everything clear, we will know what to do with regards to the future of Arturo. Today, what we need right now is to include him.” The footballer, who was accompanied by his wife, was returning to the capital after spending the night in a casino. Chilean national team coach, Jorge Sampaoli, has confirmed this Wednesday that Arturo Vidal will continue as part of his team, despite suffering a car accident on Tuesday as a result of drink driving. Upd. at 20:01 EFE/Sport EN Sampaoli maintained that it was just a mistake from the player, as to not return on time to the place within which the national team are based, as the rest of his teammates did. 17/06/2015 CEST “He is a very important player for us, he made a mistake which is not so decisive as to exclude him, but rather to try and convince him of what the national team needs from him in the future.” Vidal tested positive for alcohol and spent the night in custody in a police station. This Wednesday he was freed by a decision taken by a tribunal in Garantia, which revoked his driving license and ruled that the player would have to sign in every month during the 120 days of investigation surrounding the case.last_img read more

Denis Suarez set to end Sevilla loan for permanent Villarreal switch

first_img A move to Villarreal is now just pending official confirmation from the three clubs involved in the complicated deal. Sam Marsden Upd. at 21:25 CEST Denis initially impressed after joining Sevilla, but he has fallen out of favour with Emery since then, despite the Sevilla manager wanting to keep him around.  “It was something that needed to be addressed. We have defended our interests satisfactorily and it will be a good deal for everyone. “We are negotiating with Villarreal and Barça about Denis. Talks are very advanced,” he said at the presentation of Fernando Llorente on Friday night.  Denis joined Sevilla on loan last summer, but recently he had been pressing for a move to Villarreal, where he feels he will play more regularly.  Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez’s two-year loan at Sevilla will be cut short and the 21-year-old will join Villarreal on a permanent deal.  “We have various ideas in the case that Denis does leave, but it’s likely that we don’t do anything right now.”  Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi had earlier confirmed talks were progressing well with Villarreal and Barcelona regarding the Suarez’s future.  Unai Emery would have liked to keep him at the Sanchez Pizjuan, however Monchi admitted a move to Villarreal was more likely.  28/08/2015 The Yellow Submarine are set to pay Sevilla four million euros to end the loan, with Barça then allowing him to move El Madrigal for free.  However, the Catalan club will maintain a clause to re-buy him for three million euros at the end of the current season; or for six million euros in the summer of 2017.last_img read more

Calais: from cup final to oblivion

first_img IN SPORT.ES “We cannot continue to support a club whose difficulties are daily news. Unfortunately we have to put an end to this adventure because we’ve already gone too far,” the major of Calais, Natacha Bouchert, explained on Wednesday as she announced the liquidation of the club, whose debts are “impossible to maintain”. Calais, then in the fourth tier, were the most surprising of finalists and only lost the final 2-1 – and some still claim they deserved to win it – against Nantes, who recovered from 1-0 to win 2-thanks to a late, debatable penalty. Calais: de la final de Copa a la desaparición Jordi Blanco However, those glorious days seem like a different world for the club now. In 2006, then playing in the third tier, the club reached the quarter finals before being knocked out by Nantes, again but in recent years poor financial management and poor results on the pitch has brought the club to its knees. CESTcenter_img The good times left Calais a while ago. In recent times the town has been in the news mainly due to the dramatic images of refugees on its beaches and this week the foretold death of its football club, Calais RUFC, was finally announced. On 7 May 2000, the club played in the French cup final as the culmination as the biggest adventure in the history of French football. Calais RUFC were due to play this season in the Régionale 4, in the ninth tier of French football, but will probably disappear immediately, liquidating all its assets to give rise to a new club called Calais Football Club Hauts-de-France that will replace Calais RUFC and try to somehow recreate the glory of that cup run. The cup run made the team, then managed by Spaniard Ladislas Lozano, a phenomenon across northern France and 25,000 people travelled to the Stade du France to support the team – from a population of 80,000. 07/09/2017 Upd. at 16:14 last_img read more

Cricket: Twitter reacts as Captain Kohli scores a magnificent century vs England

first_imgAdvertisement 66e3hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsiek47vlWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7i006( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 56lWould you ever consider trying this?😱5sjCan your students do this? 🌚4igRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Image Courtesy: Cricbuzz)Advertisement Indian Captain Virat Kohli scored a scintillating knock of 149 to bring team India right back into the contest.Advertisement After dismissing England for 287, India set out to bat on day 2 hoping to take a lead. The openers got off to a good start putting up a 50 run partnership. This was soon followed by 3 quick wickets from the quickie Sam Curran.Following this Carnage, Virat Kohli came out with his team in a spot of bother. Stitching up important partnerships with Hardik Pandya and later on with the tail enders, Virat got to his 22nd century in style.Advertisement He then went on to score 149 before getting out to Adil Rashid. His knock comprised of 22 fours and a six. Virat’s knock turned out to be a crucial one as India who were ion the verge of conceding a huge lead to their opponent’s just had to concede 13 in the end.Personally for himself this turned out to be an important knock. The celebration following the hundred showed Virat how much this hundred meant to him. He had managed to score 15 runs more than the total runs he accumulated in the 2014 series vs England.Here is how Twitter reacted to acknowledge this magnificent innings:What an inning.! Absolute dedication, commitment and focus… Not every test innings keep you glued to the TV through the whole inning but this one did. It was an absolute masterclass from the GOAT. #engind— βαтsү🏏 (@itsalokj) August 2, 2018Also Read:England vs. India: 1st Test Day 1 Review- Late collapse ensures pole position for India Advertisementlast_img read more

Usain Bolt gives up dream of being a professional footballer

first_imgAdvertisement 7zj848NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6ym6gWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E85fu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qpWould you ever consider trying this?😱ujhuCan your students do this? 🌚5swgdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jamaican sprinter and 8-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has officially given up on his post-athletics dream of being a professional footballer, after he grew frustrated with multiple failed stints at various clubs before. The track athlete declared his sports life as being “over” and will be venturing into the world of entrepreneurship. Advertisement Bolt, who holds the world records for the fastest 100m and 200m runs, and 4x100m relay, announced his retirement after the 2017 World Athletics Champions following various setbacks in the tournament, including a hamstring injury in his final race. The sprinter has since been vocal about his aspirations of playing football professionally, and cited that playing for Manchester United would be a “dream come true”.Bolt joined the training camps of various football clubs the following year, including those of current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund, as well as with Norwegian club Stromsgodset, and played as a forward with them in a youth friendly game. The 32-year old former World champion also captained the World XI side during the Soccer Aid 2018 at Old Trafford.Advertisement Bolt was further offered a deal by Maltese club Valletta, but turned it down reportedly because the club could not meet his wage demands. In August that year, he joined A-League side Central Coast Mariners and scored two goals in his very first match, though a friendly.Later in November, Bolt left the Mariners after becoming ‘frustrated’ by their lack of financial backing to secure his lucrative contract.Advertisement “It was fun while it lasted,” Bolt said. “I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with properly, but I think we went about it not the way we should.”“I’m now moving into different businesses, I have a lot of things in the pipeline, so as I say, I’m just dabbling in everything and trying to be a business man now,” he went on to add. Advertisementlast_img read more

World qualifiers for Matt

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER IN THE last two weeks, Pakenham hurdler Matt de Bruin earned a pair of qualifying times to…[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

Roberts rounds out year

first_imgPAKENHAM GOLF – LADIES ON THURSDAY the ladies’ club championship was run and won, in almost unheard of circumstances. Every…[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

Last man standing speaks loudest

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT “THEY just build up the pressure, even when it’s not there.” That one, simple sentiment from Cardinia…[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

Berry bad signs

first_imgFrancesca Ferraro and Shane McMaster from The Garfield Berry Farm have lost 80 per cent of their business since VicRoads…[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

Sunglass raiders in frame

first_imgPOLICE are seeking help from the public after more than $10,000 worth of sunglasses was stolen from a Berwick optical…[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