Draw sends Algeria through to face Germany

first_img Sport EN CEST Upd. at 00:02 Abdelmoumene Djabou whipped in a free-kick and Slimani was on hand to take full advantage of Akinfeev’s misdemeanour. Algeria: Mbolhi, Belkalem, Halliche, Mesbah, Feghouli, Brahimi (71), Medjani, Slimani (Soudani), Bentaleb, Djabou (Ghilas 86), Mandi. Booked: Kombarov, Kozlov. Goal: Slimani 60. Things had started so well for the Russians as well. And, despite having to come frome behind, it was the Africans who advanced after Belgium beat the Koreans in the group’s other match. However that was as good as it got, and it can’t be hidden that this has been a disappointing campaign from the Russians. Inside the opening six minutes, Oleg Shatov did well down the left and delivered a cross which was wonderfully thumped home by the head of Alexander Kokorin. With Belgium already safely through, it was left to Algeria, Russia and South Korea to battle it out for a match with Germany on Monday. Arguably in one of the tournament’s weaker groups, a manager of Capello’s experience should have been able to do better than third place. Booked: Mesbah, Ghilas, Cadamuro. If it’s any consolation to the Russian stopper, Algeria would probably have found a way through anyway. A second-half equaliser from Islam Slimani sent Algeria through to the last 16 and elimated Fabio Capello’s Russia in the progress. He just made it easy for them. Russia: Akinfeev, Kozlov, Ignashevich, Glushakov (Denisov 45), Kokorin, Kerzhakov (Kanunnikov 81), Berezutskiy, Shatov (Dzagoev 67), Samedov, Fayzulin, Kombarov. 27/06/2014 Match facts Referee: Cuneyt Cakie (Turkey) Igor Akinfeev was at fault for a goal against South Korea in the opening round of matches, and it was his fumble here which allowed the Algerians to score the goal which took them through. Goal: Kokorin 6.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo makes bizarre “twooooooo” noise after winning Ballon d’Or

first_img Upd. at 08:30 13/01/2015 Here you can watch Ronaldo make the sound for yourself! CET Cristiano Ronaldo made a bizarre noise as he accepted the Ballon d’Or 2014 award.  The sound, almost impossible to explain in words (twoooooo is our best attempt), surprised most people present and delighted internet users who proceeded to mock the Real Madrid star for the weird sound. Ronaldo had accepted the gong from former Barcelona forward Thierry Henry and given a short speech before he claimed everyone’s attention with the noise. last_img

Juve’s Paul Pogba sets sights on Barça move as talks progress

first_img Barça have taken a step forward, speaking with both Juve and Pogba. They now know the numbers of the operation will cost a lot, but the deal is possible and they are ready to close an agreement. Juve don’t want to sell this summer for less than 80 million euros, although everything will be easier if the operation is closed for June 2016.  Upd. at 14:15 Without doubt, it is a complicated operation and could be one of the most expensive in Barça’s history, but they look keen to push through with it. Pogba is very close to the Catalan club right now. One of they keys will be the Champions League final. If Barça beat Juve, Pogba will be desperate to sign. The only doubt would be that they can’t sign him this summer. He could wait at Juve for a year, which, as stated, he wouldn’t necessarily mind, but Raiola thinks the moment has come to move on.  Lluís Miguelsanz Both Pogba and Raiola see Barça as the best option for the player when he leaves Juve, and they hope the Catalan club will make enough effort to reach an agreement with the Italian champions. Talks are continuing, but Pogba doesn’t want to give a definitive answer until after the Champions League final in Berlin.  For the first time in recent months, Barcelona now have concrete reasons to believe they could sign Paul Pogba from Juventus. Contact with the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, has been positive and the French midfielder’s priority is to sign for Barça.  That could suit Barça, with FIFA’s ban currently preventing them from making signings this summer.  Nobody can compete with those figures, but the player’s agent has asked for Barça to make an effort. They would be ready to spend to see Pogba dressed in azulgrana, convinced that he fits perfectly into the club’s current style and system.  CEST There was a good feeling between both parties, but Raiola asked for an official move, rather than just talks with Braida. And that has now happened.  21/05/2015 Pogba isn’t certain he’s ready to leave Juventus this summer either and is still thinking about his destination. He’s clear that his dream is to play for a winning team and that, as of today, is why he wants to sign for Barça. He wants to play alongside Messi and also be a key man in the future of the club. For that reason, he’s not sure about Manchester City. The English club have shown they are ready to break the bank to sign him with an offer of 100 million euros and a hige salary. However, that could all be resolved if Juve gave him a new contract with more money ahead of a transfer next year.  Things have not been easy, with Barça not deciding to play all their cards until the last month. There was a meeting with Raiola around four weeks ago. It was a meeting arranged by Ariedo Braida, who is currently loosely filling the role vacated by Andoni Zubizarreta.  Everything will become clear in the middle of June, or perhaps a little later, such as the beginning of July. And Barça and Manchester City look like being the two finalists in the battle for the summer’s most wanted star. last_img read more

Neymar pays tribute following the death of Brazil legend Zito

first_img 15/06/2015 Jose Ely de Miranda, also known as a footballer as Zito, was born in Roseira on the 8th of August 1932 and became a World Cup winner with Brazil in both 1958 and 1962. He played with Santos during the era of Pele, where he played 733 games as a defensive midfielder, scoring 57 goals in the process. Upd. at 13:42 It hasn’t been all good news for Neymar while in Chile for the Copa America. After the victory against Peru, the Barça forward heard of the passing of Zito, former World Cup winner with Brazil and one of the men who helped him when he arrived at Santos at the age of 11. In an emotional message placed on Instagram, Neymar stated: “I don’t have words to describe this man, I am simply grateful for everything that he did for me, for believing in me and helping me at the start of my career. Rest in peace, you did a lot for us here… thank you Zito.”center_img Sport EN After retiring from the game, Zito worked with Santos’ youth sides, where he helped discover talents such as Neymar and Robinho. CESTlast_img read more

AC Milan likely to be priced out of a move for Athletic defender Aymeric Laporte

first_img They have shown in the past, with players such as Javi Martinez and Ander Herrera, that they are not interested in negotiating.  Instead, the Serie A club may have to pursue Torino defenders Nikola Maksimović and Kamil Glik. Upd. at 21:18 Sport EN On top of that, there has previously been interest in the Frenchman from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, all of whom would be able to outspend Milan.  However, it’s unlikely they will be able to meet his 50 million euro release clause, nor is it likely that the Basque club will budge on the price. center_img The Italian side have turned their attention to the 21-year-old as they look to bring in a new central defender.  26/06/2015 AC Milan have expressed an interest in Athletic Club’s young defender Aymeric Laporte, according to Corriere dello Sport.  CESTlast_img read more

Bellerin: I will be here until Del Bosque says so

first_imgArsenal right-back Hector Bellerin says it’s a “dream” to be with the Spanish national team, who he will remain with until the coach says so. On Tuesday, the final 23-man list for the European Championships will be named.  Bellerin added that he has “passed through all the Spanish youth teams and that’s a treat” because it has formed him and now he is living his “dream” of being with the full squad. He said Spain are a team “that plays football, which has the ball”, but also which “concedes very few goals”. On Sunday he received more positive news when it was revealed that, for now, he will continue with La Roja due to Carvajal’s fitness problems. He wanted to send a message of support to the Real Madrid man.  CEST The absence of Carvajal, who was on the original 25-man list which has to be cut to 23, has opened the door for Bellerin to go to Euro 2016. The Arsenal defender preferred to be cautious, though, when speaking on Monday as he waits for Del Bosque’s decision.  Bellerin is the only of the 11 young players called up by Vicente del Bosque to prepare for this summer’s tournament in France who is still with the squad, due to the injury suffered by Dani Carvajal in the final of the Champions League. center_img The Catalan said that before being called up for the pre-tournament training, he had planned a holiday with his girlfriend. It was, therefore, a “surprise” when he was named as one of the 11 young players who would train with the squad for the first week of preparation.  30/05/2016 at 18:05 EFE “The first thing I want to do is wish [Carvajal] a quick recovery. He is a team-mate and that is the most important thing. With respect to me, I will be here until the coach tells me otherwise,” he manifested. last_img read more

Sergio Ramos not giving up on La Liga

first_img Xavi Canals Upd. on 22/02/2018 at 00:01 CET IN SPORT.ES Ramos did not want to boast about his 550 official games with Madrid, saying “the team comes first”. He also said that he and Gareth Bale, in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, are in charge of penalties. “We share them between Bale and me. There’s no rivalry, we alternate.” ¡Sergio Ramos no tira la Liga!center_img 21/02/2018 Sergio Ramos’ faith moves mountains. So much so that after a 3-1 win at Leganes, Ramos said that his side could yet retain their title. “To cut down the distance on those ahead of us is important. Despite the distance we will keep fighting, and try and put pressure on them.”last_img

Aulas: “Lyon can put themselves on the map against Barça”

first_imgLyon’s players and president have declared on various occasions that they are confident and very motivated for the upcoming match in the Champions League. The French club see this as a chance for them to achieve something unique in their history. Jean-Michel Aulas, Lyon’s president, admitted he was at the Bernabeu to watch Barça beat Real Madrid. Sport EN Lyon will look to advance to the quarter finals of the Champions League after drawing 0-0 at home. If they get on the scoresheet at the Camp Nou, they’ll hold a crucial advantage. 08/03/2019 RELATED STORIES Barça continue to lead the way in women’s football Upd. on 11/03/2019 at 09:45 CET “We went to see Barça play in their recent victory over Madrid. Barça have very dangerous attackers, a little like Lyon, but Lyon is obviously a level below,” confessed Aulas. “Barça set the bar very high but Lyon just want to show they exist. Even if we have a 1000/1 chance, we’ll give everything against Barcelona, just as we did against Manchester City. It’s a chance to create a moment of history, so it’s worth giving our all.” Aulas: “El Lyon quiere demostrar ante el Barça que existe” Official: Lionel Messi returns to the Argentine national team IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

Rashid Khan ‘SHOCKS’ fans with his helicopter shot, Twitter reacts

first_imgAdvertisement 82q1v8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa1luWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb2d1h6n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p7i7wWould you ever consider trying this?😱4maf17Can your students do this? 🌚uu0zRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been known amongst cricket fans around the world for his signature helicopter shot and very few players have been able to emulate it in the crease.Advertisement The iconic shot always leaves opponents and commentators speechless and his fans waiting to see more of that shot. However, Afghanistani cricketer Rashid Khan copied MS Dhoni during a T10 League match between Maratha Arabians and Pakhtoon as he hit the ball out of the park with a ‘Helicopter Shot’. The match was played in Sharjah and the shot completely shook the bowler Mohammad Irfan of Pakistan and called Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the ‘Inventer’ of the shot.Advertisement The Afghani all-rounder made a quick21 runs off 7 deliveries as he smashed two sixes and two boundaries for the Arabians. Like always he performed brilliantly in bowling as well, he gave just 18 runs in two overs.Twitteratis couldn’t get enough of the shot and kept praising the Afghani cricketer.Advertisement What a amazing helicopter shoot from @rashidkhan_19 I proud of u my @rashidkhan_19. pic.twitter.com/hwwNh4vTnE— Sharif Ullah Danish (@SharifUllahDa12) November 30, 2018Rashid Khan executing Dhoni’s helicopter shot to perfection! https://t.co/7rDoK72zKS— Ujwal Kr Singh (@UjwalKS) November 30, 2018Oh Rashid Khan! You beauty!😍🧡🧡 pic.twitter.com/t6MKjMD41W— Saniya (@touche_always) November 28, 2018🤯 He’s not just the best leg-spinner in the world…An unbelievable shot from @rashidkhan_19 in the @T10League! 🚁 pic.twitter.com/hlVejCJVzq— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) November 29, 2018.@msdhoni, is that you? 😯The Helicopter 🚁 has landed in the #T10League, thanks to @rashidkhan_19. 😄 pic.twitter.com/NJMAVzHFgi— T10 League (@T10League) November 29, 2018He may be one of the best leggies in the world but Rashid Khan might have hit the shot of the year yesterday 👏👏pic.twitter.com/wpini44hoe— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) November 29, 2018Looking forward to some more helicopter shots from your bat in #IPL2019 😉— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 29, 2018Shot buddy👏🏻👏🏻— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) November 29, 2018Practice makes perfect! 🙌— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 29, 2018This is what we practiced in @IPL 🙈🙈 coach 👍🏻— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 29, 2018The state of some of these shots in #T10League. @rashidkhan_19 off Mohammed Irfan here pic.twitter.com/e6ayv7hSCR— Paul Radley (@PaulRadley) November 28, 2018Wah Bhai wah 🙏 Marvelous 💪— Sandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) November 29, 2018That went to Mars 👌🏼😉 went like a 🚀 Rocket.. Excellent shot!— Faisal Iqbal🏏🇵🇰 (@FaisalIqbalCric) November 29, 2018Also Read-Mayank Agarwal comments on long-awaited national call-up Advertisementlast_img read more

Team India overtakes Pakistan to become the side with successful run-chases in T20Is

first_imgAdvertisement 3s4NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8mke2iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E02( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zwWould you ever consider trying this?😱72iCan your students do this? 🌚hfRoller skating! Powered by Firework On Friday, Team India defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the second T20I at Eden Park to level the three-match series 1-1. The visitors chased down the 159-run target with seven balls to spare. With the win, the Men in Blue surpassed Pakistan to become the T20I side to complete the most successful run chases in the format.Advertisement India have managed to pull off a total of 37 wins while chasing in 56 T20I matches since their debut in 2006 in the format. They lost 17, while two ended in a draw. India hence have managed to register a win/loss ratio of 2.176 after the Auckland win, which is the highest for any T20I side. India are followed by Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan who have amassed 36 wins in 64 chases while losing 26. They have a win/loss ratio of 1.384. Australia are next, followed by South Africa and Sri Lanka.(Stats Courtesy: ESPNCricinfo)India are now one win away from winning the series and hence would equal a Pakistan-set World Record in T20I cricket. The win in Hamilton would leave India and Pakistan tied with 11 unbeaten T20I wins. While Pakistan have won all their 11 T20I matches before their South Africa defeat this month, India have won eight and drew two (both against Australia), since their defeat to West Indies in a one-off encounter in July 2017.Advertisement The Hamilton T20I will be played on Sunday and Seddon Park pitch will aide the bowlers more than the batters. “It’s important to understand the mistakes that we made – it’s been a long tour for everyone. So we didn’t want to put a lot of pressure on the boys, just go in there with a clear mind. It’s going to be a cracker of a game in the 3rd T20I, but nothing to take away from New Zealand, they’re still a quality side,” said Rohit Sharma after India’s win Auckland.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more