Barcelona January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Coutinho won’t kick Iniesta out of Barca Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:37 1/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Barcelona Primera División Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up Coutinho won’t kick me out of Barca – IniestaAndres Iniesta has rejected speculation that Philippe Coutinho’s arrival at Barcelona could push him into the shade.Iniesta told Onda Cero on Coutinho’s arrival in Catalunya: “There will never be a player that can make me retire or kick me out of here. At 33 years of age, that isn’t the issue. Coutinho has come here to improve us.”Get the full story right here on Goal! Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Chelsea & Man Utd monitor ArthurArthur GremioChelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur as a potential move to Barcelona stalls, the Daily Mail reports.Barca are interested in signing the 21-year-old over the summer, but recent moves for Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean the Catalans must sell players to balance the books first.That development has apparently opened the door for the Blues or Red Devils to sign Arthur, who is valued between £30 million and £35 million.Valverde wants to keep GomesAndre Gomes BarcelonaBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not looking to let Andre Gomes leave in the January transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo.Gomes reportedly wants a winter move to secure regular first-team football, and he has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham.However, Valverde is happy with the Portugal international and only a huge offer will persuade the club to change their mind.Did Neymar take a step back?Neymar, PSGNeymar’s decision to swap La Liga giants Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain was a step backwards, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo.The World Cup winner has said: “Sportingly, the decision is a step back. But there are challenges that everyone seeks.”Read the full story on Goal.Ox: Liverpool fine without CoutinhoPhilippe Coutinho Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain LiverpoolLiverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insisted the exit of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona should have no impact on his side. “The fact is he has gone now and we have to think about what we have got that is going to get the job done. I have every faith in the boys that we just move on now,” he said.”I don’t think it should affect us at all.”See what else he had to say in the full article on Goal! Who is new signing Yerry Mina?Yerry MinaGoal’s South American expert Daniel Edwards has described how the man who can’t stop dancing, Yerry Mina, is no slouch on the pitch and an able successor for Javier Mascherano.He writes: “Yerry Mina is as different to the midfielder-turned-defender as day is to night, but the Catalans believe he has the talent to bolster their backline for years to come.”Read the full feature right here on Goal!Rafinha close to Inter moveRafinha Granada Barcelona La LigaBarcelona midfielder Rafinha is set to join Inter Milan on loan, according to Mundo Deportivo.The Brazilian is reportedly poised to join Inter through the rest of the season, with the Serie A side hoping to secure an option to buy that’s below €20 million.Pique warns Man Utd off UmtitiGerard Pique BarcelonaGerard Pique has warned Manchester rivals United and City that Barcelona expect Samuel Umtiti to remain at the club for “many more years”.The two Premier League heavyweights are reported to have identified the France international defender as top target during the January transfer window.Find out what the ex-Man Utd defender had to say in full right here on Goal!Barcelona confirm Yerry Mina dealYerry Mina PalmeirasBarcelona have announced their second signing of 2018, with defender Yerry Mina joining La Liga’s leaders from Brazilian side Palmeiras for €11.8 million.Mina has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the Catalan giants.Read all about Mascherano’s replacement new signing right here on Goal!Barca name price for Inter target DeulofeuGerard Deulofeu BarcelonaBarcelona have told Inter they must pay between €18-20 million for Gerard Deulofeu, reports Sport  The winger has failed to impress since returning to Camp Nou, while the signing of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele’s return threaten to leave him in the cold. He is still highly considered in Serie A, however, and has emerged as a top target for Inter after starring for rivals Milan in 2017.last_img read more

Conte ‘targeted like a pigeon’ at Chelsea – Tacchinardi

first_imgChelsea Passionate Conte targeted like a pigeon at Chelsea, says Tacchinardi Jamie Smith 00:44 3/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Antonio Conte Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City v Chelsea FA Cup Antonio Conte The coach’s former Juventus and Italy team-mate believes has been unfairly treated at Stamford Bridge, pointing to attacks from the media as evidence Antonio Conte has been “a target like a pigeon” at Chelsea this season, according to Alessio Tacchinardi, who believes the manager’s treatment could lead him to “sink into depression”.The Italian led Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge, but now faces a battle to secure Champions League qualification with the Blues fifth in the Premier League, five points behind Tottenham.Conte has regularly been critical of Chelsea’s transfer policy this season and Tacchinardi sided with his former Juventus and Italy team-mate in an apparent ongoing fight against the Stamford Bridge board. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Honestly, I hope he leaves Chelsea because this season he has been a target like a pigeon,” Tacchinardi told Omnisport. “Right since the first game they have started a media massacre against him.”Last year they let him work, but this time right from the start they put him against his own chairman for the transfers.”They have been heavy on a manager who took a side that ranked seventh and let them win the Premier League.”| Congratulations to the former #Azzurri boss Antonio #Conte for leading @ChelseaFC to the @premierleague title! #VivoAzzurro  pic.twitter.com/6pciADGUWM— Italy (@azzurri) May 13, 2017Conte has been strongly linked with the Italian national team coaching role he departed in 2016 to take charge at Stamford Bridge.And Tacchinardi suggested Conte’s mental health could be affected if he cannot resolve his dispute with Chelsea.”Antonio, to me, is one of the top three in the world but he needs to be super motivated,” Tacchinardi added. “He needs to go happy and serene to the training ground and not bothered by all these things because he is passionate.”If you are passionate about your marriage and your wife is happy, it is all great, if you are passionate and your wife isn’t happy, you sink into depression.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Usain Bolt fed up of Mourinho’s ‘boring’ football

first_imgManchester United ‘Mourinho plays boring football!’ – sprint legend Usain Bolt Carlo Garganese Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Usain Bolt Getty Images Manchester United Premier League José Mourinho The legendary 100 metre runner has admitted his frustration at watching his favourite team Manchester United and begs Paul Pogba to stay Usain Bolt has branded Manchester United ‘s football ‘boring’ and says manager Jose Mourinho is to blame.The 100m world record holder is a huge supporter of the Red Devils and has always stated that it is his dream to play for the club.This Sunday he will get to partly realise his dream as he will play at Old Trafford in Soccer Aid for Unicef, a celebrity football match for charity that will pit singer Robbie Williams’ England team against Bolt’s Rest of the World XI. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Ahead of the match, Bolt has bemoaned Man Utd’s style of football after a season in which they fell short both domestically and in Europe.“We started off well but then we got boring after a while,” the legendary Jamaican told Goal .“I didn’t like that because I’m used to Manchester United being an attacking team.”Asked if the notoriously cautious Mourinho is too defensive, the eight-time Olympic gold medalist replied: “Yes he is but that’s how Mourinho plays.”Finally, Bolt pleaded with the under-fire Paul Pogba to remain at the club after a difficult season during which the Frenchman was dropped and clashed with Mourinho. “He better stay!” the sprinter roared.Usain Bolt Jose MourinhoSoccer Aid for Unicef will be broadcast on ITV in the UK from 6.30pm on Sunday 10 June. To donate, please visit: www.socceraid.org.uk .Co-founded and launched in 2006 by Unicef UK ambassador Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, Soccer Aid has raised £24 million for children in danger around the world.This year the England team will feature the likes of Robbie Williams, athlete Sir Mo Farah, Michael Owen, David Seaman and singer Olly Murs. Meanwhile, the World XI will include Bolt, Clarence Seedorf, Juan Veron, Robbie Keane, Yaya Toure and chef Gordon Ramsay. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Position Vacant – General Manager, Regional Compliance and Engagement

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry? Touch Football Australia (TFA) is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of General Manager – Regional Compliance and Engagement in the TFA Leadership team in the national office in Canberra. Please find attached below the Position Description. For further information or to lodge your application (CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria), please email careers@touchfootball.com.au.Applications will close on Friday, 20 November 2015 at 5.00pm (AEDST).  To view the other current career opportunities with Touch Football Australia, please click on the news story below. Related Filesnops_gm_regional_compliance_and_engagement-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img read more

10 months ago​Liverpool legend Rush: Klopp has advantage over Bayern Munich

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Liverpool legend Rush: Klopp has advantage over Bayern Munichby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Ian Rush believes that having Jurgen Klopp means that Liverpool will have an edge over Bayern Munich.The two teams will face off in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League next year.Klopp knows what it takes to best Bayern, but he has also suffered disappointing defeats against them. His time at Borussia Dortmund means that he is all too familiar with the German champions.And Rush sees that as a positive.”It is very dangerous. Bayern Munich are a fantastic team,” club ambassador Rush said.”With Jurgen in charge as well, a German manager, I am sure he will know all about the German teams. Hopefully that can be to our advantage.” last_img read more

10 months agoPSG ban Barcelona, Liverpool target Rabiot from dressing room

first_imgPSG ban Barcelona, Liverpool target Rabiot from dressing roomby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG have banned Adrien Rabiot from the dressing room by coach Thomas Tuchel.Paris United says Rabiot has been banned from entering the PSG dressing room on matchday as it becomes clear he is not wanted in the side.Rabiot has been a transfer target for Barcelona and Premier League clubs Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.PSG chiefs have become worried they will lose Rabiot on a free transfer next season as his contract expires at the end of the campaign.Rabiot’s refusal to sign a contract extension on three occasions is a clear indication the 25-year-old is seeking a move away from Paris. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd legend Neville still has problem with Pogba

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Neville still has problem with Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville admits he still has a problem with Paul Pogba.Neville said his opinion that Pogba’s action following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal was ‘a massive disappointment’ remains unchanged.”Everyone always concentrates on Paul Pogba,” he told Sky Sports.”I’ve only had one problem with Paul Pogba and that was his [social media] post [following Mourinho’s sacking], which I think disrespected Jose Mourinho and losing his job, which he’s not denied.”We know it didn’t come from the club. We know it didn’t come from adidas. We know it came from Paul Pogba.”So my view personally is that that was a massive disappointment to disrespect somebody who had lost their job.”The idea of Alexis Sanchez having a bet with his teammate over his manager being sacked.”I do think that these situations are the worst when a player disrespects someone. There is a line that needs to be drawn. You can’t just forget everything that happens in the past.” last_img read more

9 months agoMan Utd want Douglas Costa from Juventus in Pogba deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd want Douglas Costa from Juventus in Pogba dealby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have are prepared to discuss a swap with Juventus over their pursuit of Paul Pogba.Tuttosport says United have offered Juve a deal which will see Douglas Costa move in the opposite direction.The Brazilian has been on United’s radar for some time and there were reports a deal had been lined up for Costa before Jose Mourinho’s exit.Pogba’s fortunes have improved along with the rest of the United squad since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in, helping his side win five in a row.It remains to be seen if he will stay with United beyond this season with Juventus and Barcelona both monitoring his situation.And reports in Italy suggest United would be open to letting Pogba go this summer if they can take someone from Juve in exchange. last_img read more

22 days agoBerbatov fears Man Utd facing years in the wilderness

first_imgBerbatov fears Man Utd facing years in the wildernessby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Dimitar Berbatov fears his old club are facing years in the wilderness.Berbatov has fired a warning to his former club.He told Betfair: “It is frustrating and difficult for me to admit that United are so far behind Manchester City and Liverpool.“When it comes to playing the game, you can see how confident and calm on the ball they both are, they know how to play and sometimes United don’t have that and they suffer because of that.“I hope that Manchester United don’t end up like Liverpool and wait at least 29 years for the title. Six years is a long time to wait to win a title for a team like Manchester United.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoWest Ham goalkeeper Fabianski undergoes successful hip surgery

first_imgWest Ham goalkeeper Fabianski undergoes successful hip surgeryby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has undergone successful hip surgery.The 34-year-old Poland international faces three months on the sidelines after suffering the injury while taking a goal kick against Bournemouth a fortnight ago.Hammers chairman David Gold revealed the procedure to fix the club’s reigning player of the year’s muscle had been a success.Gold said on Twitter: “Just to update you all, the surgery on Lukasz Fabianski’s hip went as planned this morning in London.”He will hopefully be discharged later today. Speedy recovery Lukasz.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 days agoInter Milan admit Alexis Sanchez may need surgery

first_imgInter Milan admit Alexis Sanchez may need surgeryby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Alexis Sanchez may need surgery at Inter Milan.He has been undergoing testing on the ankle injury he sustained playing for Chile against Colombia earlier this week.A statement released by his club Internazionale has confirmed Sanchez suffered a joint dislocation in his left ankle after medical tests were carried out.He will fly to Barcelona this week to determine whether he will go under the knife.An Inter statement, released on Tuesday afternoon, said: “Alexis Sanchez underwent medical tests earlier this morning at the Humanitas Institute in Rozzano. Results revealed a joint dislocation in his left ankle which has caused damage to the peroneus longus tendon.”The player will meet for further consultations with Professor Ramon Cugat in Barcelona on Wednesday, where they will seek to reach a decision on whether surgical intervention is necessary.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Here’s What It Was Like To Be In The Crowd Right After Ohio State’s Winning Score

first_imgOhio State's fans go crazy after the win over Michigan.Instagram/jasonblodgettWant to know what it was like to be in the crowd right after Ohio State beat Michigan in double overtime? We’ve got you covered.Ohio State beat Michigan 30-27 in double overtime on Saturday in one of the best games of the college football season. Curtis Samuel ran in the game-winning touchdown and Ohio Stadium erupted as you would expect.Here is what it was like to be at ‘The Shoe’ seconds after the Buckeyes grabbed the win over the Wolverines:From grown men hugging each other and drink throwing, the video has it all. Talk about some emotion.With the win, Ohio State keeps hopes alive to head to Big Ten Championship game, if it gets some help from Michigan State, and quite possibly the College Football Playoff.last_img read more

Casillas to continue recovery in Porto’s backroom staff

first_imgIker Casillas is not announcing his retirement just yet but, as he continues his recovery from a heart attack, he will be stepping away from playing duties to join the backroom staff at Porto.No call has been made by the Real Madrid legend when it comes to the hanging up of his gloves.The World Cup-winning goalkeeper suffered a serious health scare on May 1. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Casillas was rushed to hospital during a routine training session with Porto, with it later revealed that he had endured “an acute myocardial infarction”.The 37-year-old was kept under medical supervision for five days and admitted upon being given the all clear that he was unsure as to what his future would hold.For now, the decision has been made to step behind the scenes at Porto.Casillas will be looking to put his vast experience to good use alongside head coach Sergio Conceicao and the club’s board.He will be used as a link between the playing and coaching staff, while a number of other functions will be found for him at Estadio do Dragao.“I’m going to do something different than I usually do, which was to be on the pitch,” Casillas told Porto’s official website.“I’ll try to make the connection between the team and the club.“The manager talked to me last season when my situation happened and he told me that he wanted me to stay with them, close to the players, near the younger players, because there would be a lot of changes. “I will try to do my best to help my team-mates.”Iker Casillas Spain World Cup 2010For now, along with other leading sides across Europe, Porto’s focus is locked on pre-season work.Casillas is eager to play his part in aiding the preparation process, with the former Spain international confident that challenges for major honours can be launched across multiple fronts in 2019-20.He added: “We will prepare to be the best we can possibly be at the beginning of the season. “We have already done several weeks of work but there are still a couple of weeks left before the first official matches. “Hopefully we all have a great season together so that we can win the championship, the cups and do our best in Europe.”Casillas offered no further clues as to what his long-term future will hold, with talk of retirement having already been played down at regular intervals.last_img read more

Solari reveals Pogba poser for Real Madrid

first_imgFormer Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari can appreciate why Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is a target for the Blancos but admits some “big names” will have a problem if the Frenchman moves to Spain.Speculation continues to suggest that the World Cup winner is a top target for those at the Santiago Bernabeu.Pogba has admitted that the summer of 2019 could be the time for him to make a change, with three seasons back in England having seen him face regular rounds of criticism. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Real would welcome the opportunity to acquire the 26-year-old if a suitable transfer package can be agreed, with Zinedine Zidane still in the market for more proven performers in a window of big spending.Solari, who took in a brief spell as Blancos manager last season, admits that Pogba would be a useful addition, but has pointed out that his arrival would present something of a selection headache.The Argentine told ESPN FC: “You ask me this question, me, as a coach, it’s all speculation.“I don’t know who is the right choice for Madrid right now.“There are people taking these decisions.“What I can see is if Pogba, or someone of his talent or his name comes to Real Madrid, there is going to be true competition in the midfield.“One of the big names will have to wait.”Toni Kroos Real Madrid 2018-19Real already have the likes of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro on their books, with Zidane hardly short of top talent in the middle of the park.Solari added: “Toni and Luka are very intelligent football players.“Alongside Casemiro they built the most successful or one of the best midfields in Real Madrid history.“When they are at the top of their game, they are just the best.“The truth is they’re not getting any younger, they are not in their early 20s.“It’s normal that the club might be thinking about reinforcing the midfield with another player.”Pogba may prove to be that long-term addition for Real, but he remains with United for now and has played a leading role in their pre-season plans ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has even suggested that the player tied to a contract through to 2021 could inherit the captain’s armband at Old Trafford from the departed Antonio Valencia.last_img read more

Everyone’s Freaking Out About Where TCU’s Band Is Sitting In Texas’ Stadium

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of the game between the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Texas Longhorns on September 5, 2009 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns defeated the Warhawks 59-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)College football is back and all seems right in the world. Saturdays were made to sit on the couch and watch our favorite teams take the field.An intriguing matchup is about to take place down in Texas as the Longhorns battle the Horned Frogs of TCU. Texas is coming off of a huge win over a ranked USC program while TCU enters this game off of a tough defeat at the hands of Ohio State.Before Saturday’s game between TCU and Texas, a photo of the stands at Texas Memorial Stadium went viral. It’s a photo showing TCU’s band.Why is that interesting? Well, the band is sitting about as far away from the field as possible – just the way Texas wants it.Check it out.Texas making sure TCU’s band is as far away from the field as possible pic.twitter.com/jY89pjKbHp— Taylor Estes (@Taylor_Estes_) September 22, 2018The TCU band will have to make a ton of noise if its wants to be noticed all the way down on the field.TCU and Texas kickoff at 4:30 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on FOX.last_img read more

New Commitment Prediction For Kendall Milton, Country’s No. 3 RB

first_imgA general view of Ohio State's stadium.COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 18: A general view of Ohio Stadium as more than 99,000 fans packed in to watch the annual Ohio State Spring Game on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)We have a new crystal ball commitment prediction for five-star running back Kendall Milton, the No. 21 overall recruit in the 2020 class.Milton, a five-star recruit, is the No. 3 RB in the class and has scholarship offers from nearly every major program in the country.The five-star prospect is down to just four schools, though: Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ohio State.One recruiting expert has put in a commitment prediction for Ohio State. Bill Kurelic of 247Sports placed the commitment prediction in a couple of days ago. This is the first prediction for the Buckeyes.Milton might be an Ohio State lean at this point in his recruitment. He visited the Buckeyes this weekend and had an incredible time.I feel lucky, I should play the lottery #GoBucks ❤️ pic.twitter.com/n4ncZy2tWk— Kendall Milton (@therealkmilt) June 2, 2019The visit was a “huge hit” according to the recruiting insiders.#OhioState official visit a huge hit with 5-star RB Kendall Milton and his family. Milton and father Chris talk about their weekend with the #Buckeyes. VIP https://t.co/Q3SLHduHVz.— Bill Kurelic (@Bill_Kurelic) June 2, 2019Milton will still be making his other visits, but is eyeing a July commitment. Will it be to Ohio State or one of his other finalists?Stay tuned.last_img read more

What a shame Minerva Punjab did not turn up for I-League match, say Real Kashmir FC

first_img Next Abreshmina S Quadri SrinagarFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 17:51 IST Real Kashmir FC players warmed up for the match against Minerva Punjab but the visitors did not turn up at the TRC ground. (@realkashmirfc Photo)HIGHLIGHTSReal Kashmir were slated to face Minerva Punjab in Srinagar on Monday in the I-LeagueMinerva did not travel citing lack of written security assurance from Government or ArmyReal Kashmir will receive three points from the match, something Minerva say they will appeal in courtReal Kashmir FC expressed sadness and regret over the fact that Minerva Punjab FC did not travel to Srinagar for the I-League match on Monday, calling it a “sad day for football”. Real Kashmir posted a video of the set up at the TRC Ground for the match but called it shameful that Minerva did not turn up.Ever since the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, Minerva have refused to travel to Srinagar for the match citing security concerns. They first asked AIFF to postpone the match or move it to a neutral venue but AIFF decided against their appeal and said their match commissioner and local security had given them a go-ahead for the match.Minerva then asked for written security assurance from Indian Army or the Government of India or the Home Ministry and upon not receiving the same, they decided not to travel.”Sad day for football. We play to heal not spread hate. Normal day in Srinagar but @minervapunjabfc did not turn up. This ain’t football. All teams felt safe and enjoyed in Srinagar ask @Mohun_Bagan @NerocaFC @AizawlFC @Churchill_Goa @lajongfc @ChennaiCityFC @GokulamKeralaFC @ILeagueOfficial,” Real Kashmir FC tweeted.Sad day for football. We play to heal not spread hate. Normal day in Sgr but @minervapunjabfc did not turn up.This ain’t football.All teams felt safe and enjoyed in Sgr ask @Mohun_Bagan @NerocaFC @AizawlFC @Churchill_Goa @lajongfc @ChennaiCityFC @GokulamKeralaFC @ILeagueOfficial pic.twitter.com/DrvBtMa9pMReal Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) February 18, 2019Real Kashmir also posted a video of the TRC Ground and areas around it in Srinagar, saying Srinagar was normal. They captioned the video as, “Whole of Kashmir was waiting for today’s game against @minervapunjabfc. What a shame they did not turn up. Everything was in place. Earlier we even agreed to change the date from 17 to 18 Feb considering their @TheAFCCL travel issues. Video shows situation. Play to heal not hate.”advertisementWhole of Kashmir was waiting for today’s game against @minervapunjabfc. What a shame they did not turn up. Everything was in place.Earlier we even agreed to change the date from 17 to 18 Feb considering their @TheAFCCL travel issues. Video shows situation. Play to heal not hate. pic.twitter.com/K7UQBM1tHBReal Kashmir FC (@realkashmirfc) February 18, 2019On Sunday in their club statement, Minerva said they will not travel to Srinagar without written security assurance and if three points are awarded against them, they will take the matter to court.”If three points are given to Real Kashmir for the match despite failing to provide security assurance, then we will appeal the decision and consider moving court for relief,” the club said in an official release.East Bengal, who have snow-postponed match against Real Kashmir in Srinagar on February 28, are also not willing to travel to the state for the game. They have also said they will take the legal route if the date or venue is not changed.Debabrata Sarkar, an influential East Bengal club official, said: “When the state is facing so many problems and there is curfew, we do not understand why AIFF is so adamant about holding the match in Srinagar.”I don’t know what Minerva is going to do, but we may also think of going to court if the venue or date of the match is not changed.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Real Kashmir FCFollow Minerva Punjab FCFollow I-League 2018-19Follow Indian footballFollow Pulwama terror attack What a shame Minerva Punjab did not turn up for I-League match, say Real Kashmir FCMinerva Punjab refused to travel to Srinagar for I-League match against Real Kashmir after Pulwama terror attack seeking written security assurance from Indian Army or Government of India.advertisementlast_img read more

I miss Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain, he gave La Liga prestige: Lionel Messi

first_imgI miss Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain, he gave La Liga prestige: Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s rivalry in the La Liga lasted for 10 seasons before the Portuguese star moved to Italy to play for Juventus last year.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 30, 2019UPDATED: March 30, 2019 13:11 IST Lack of competition in the La Liga now has made life boring for Lionel Messi (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRonaldo moved to Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 in a record transfer dealRonaldo was the runners-up to Messi for the Ballon d’Or trophy thriceMessi and Ronaldo’s hold on the Ballon d’Or trophy lasted for 10 yearsCristiano Ronaldo was right, Lionel Messi does miss his presence in the La Liga.Cristiano Ronaldo last year had urged Lionel Messi to come to Italy and play in the Serie A just like him and the Argentine superstar has now reciprocated by saying that he misses his great rival in the La Liga.Ronaldo moved to Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 in a record transfer deal worth 100 million pounds which brought an end to his legendary rivalry with Barcelona captain Messi, atleast in Spain.Ronaldo and Messi are considered to be the greatest footballers of this generation with the duo leaving no stone unturned to upstage each other in the Spanish football league for 10 seasons before the Portuguese superstar’s move to Italy.Lack of competition in the La Liga now has made life boring for Messi.”I miss Cristiano. It was lovely having him here, even though it annoyed me seeing him win so many titles. It would be great if he was still here, he gave LaLiga prestige,” Messi told FM Club 947 in Argentina.”Juventus are a great candidate to win the Champions League since the arrival of Cristiano, and the match against Atleti must have given them a lot of confidence,” Messi said.Ronaldo won a total of 15 trophies during his 10-year stint at Real Madrid, including two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, four UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups.He was the runners-up to Messi for the Ballon d’Or trophy thrice after joining Real Madrid before bouncing back with four trophies in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.advertisementMessi and Ronaldo’s hold over the Ballon d’Or lasted for 10 years before Real Madrid’s Luka Modric bagged the award last year.Interestingly, last year Ronaldo had said in a tongue-in-cheek remark that Messi may be misses him in the La Liga.”I’d like him [Messi] to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect that,” Ronaldo told the Italian press on Monday.When Ronaldo was asked if he misses Messi, who has spent his entire senior career at Barcelona, the Portuguese cheekily replied: “No, maybe it’s him who misses me …”I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal and for my national team, while he’s still in Spain. Maybe he needs me more… For me, life is a challenge, I like it and I like to make people happy. He’s a fantastic player and a good guy, but I don’t miss anything here. This is my new life and I’m happy.”I left my comfort zone and took on this challenge here in Turin, everything has gone well, I’ve proven I’m still an incredible player,” Ronaldo had said.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Cristiano RonaldoFollow Lionel MessiFollow LA LigaFollow Real Madrid C.F.Follow Juventus F.C.Follow FC Barcelonalast_img read more

IPL 2019: Dhoni, Harbhajan, du Plessis star as CSK overcome KXIP challenge at Chepauk

first_imgIPL 2019: Dhoni, Harbhajan, du Plessis star as CSK overcome KXIP challenge at ChepaukIPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs despite some gutsy batting by KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan. This was CSK’s 4th win in 5 matches in the 2019 Indian Premier League.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta ChennaiApril 6, 2019UPDATED: April 6, 2019 21:17 IST CSK defeated KXIP by 22 runs in Chennai on Saturday after Harbhajan Singh starred with the ball (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSCSK defeated KXIP by 22 runs in Chennai on Saturday after Harbhajan Singh starred with the ballCSK, the defending champions, have won 4 out of their matches so far in IPL 2019KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan hit fifties for CSK but their efforts went in vainChennai Super Kings withstood two solid innings from KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan to defeat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs in Chennai on Saturday. CSK, the defending champions, have now won 4 out of their 5 matches in the 2019 Indian Premier League. | CSK vs KXIP – Match Highlights |Kings XI Punjab got off to a disastrous start to their chase. Harbhajan Singh, who did not play CSK’s against Mumbai Indians, returned to the team and dismissed Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in his first over.KXIP were reeling at 7 for 2 off 2 overs but KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan kept their calm under pressure to build a strong partnership. The two were brilliant against spin – CSK had 3 high-quality spinners in Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja. But Rahul and Sarfaraz were sure-footed, pierced the gaps with precision and ran hard to keep KXIP on track.Sarfaraz Khan’s maiden IPL fifty in vain Courtesy by BCCISarfaraz Khan, playing his 30th IPL match, brought up his maiden fifty. He had first played the Indian Premier League in 2015 for Royal Challengers Bangalore but failed to make much of an impression there. For KXIP, Sarfaraz looked in command against the Super Kings and showed he was determined to make his mark in a strong batting line-up.KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan brought up their 100-run stand in the 16th over but they needed a move-on as the asking rate climbed sharply. Rahul hit his second fifty of the season but he still had a lot of work to do.advertisementKXIP needed 46 runs off the last 3 overs and KL Rahul had no choice but to take on Scott Kuggeleijn who deceived him with a slower ball. Rahul mistimed the shot as Ravindra Jadeja completed an easy catch running in from deep midwicket.Kings XI Punjab were able to score only 24 runs from overs 13 to 17 despite having two set batsmen in the middle. That meant there was a lot of pressure on the batsmen coming in next as the asking rate kept climbing steadily. David Miller got off the mark with a boundary but the onus was still firmly on Sarfaraz Khan to lead the final assault.We never really got going towards the end.Hope to bounce back stronger in the next match. #SaddaPunjab #CSKvKXIP #KXIP #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/j3ZkV1HLYlKings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 6, 2019Deepak Chahar was tasked with bowling the penultimate over and he started off on a poor note. He bowled two successive no-balls (height) but he finished well when he castled David Miller. KXIP needed 26 off the final over.Earlier in the afternoon, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis gave the defending champions a strong start. The pair added 56 for the opening wicket before Watson fell to R Ashwin in the 8th over.Faf du Plessis, who had replaced Dwayne Bravo, was playing his first match of the season and he looked in great touch. Suresh Raina struggled at the other end but du Plessis played some scintillating shots to bring up his fifty.Chennai Super Kings looked like in total control before Ashwin came on for his final over and removed du Plessis and Suresh Raina off successive balls. Ambati Rayudu survived the hat-trick ball and with MS Dhoni took the Super Kings to a strong total.MS Dhoni was in great form for CSK last summer and he has looked dangerous this season too. Both men took their time to get going but Dhoni exploded later in the innings with a six off Sam Curran. Dhoni was unstoppable from thereon and finished with an unbeaten 37 off 23 balls.Ambati Rayudu, meanwhile, hit 1 four and 1 six to remain 21 not out off 15 balls.Also Read | CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Umpire talks to MS Dhoni after Ambati Rayudu backs up too farAlso Read | MS Dhoni plays 150th IPL match for Chennai Super Kings, 50th in ChepaukAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow CSK vs KXIPFollow Ambati RayaduFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Kings XI Punjablast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e launched in India: 5 features you should know

first_img Next Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e launched in India: 5 features you should knowSamsung launched two new tablets in India this week. The Galaxy Tab S5e is the more premium of the two, touting a slim and lightweight design coupled with a Super AMOLED display, DeX support and One UI.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 11:21 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e has been launched in India starting at Rs 35,999.The Tab S5e sports a Super AMOLED display and a offers a slim design.It also comes with DeX support and runs on Android Pie-based One UI.Samsung this week announced a pair of tablets in India that aim to offer sleek, lightweight designs along with useful productivity features while acting as powerful entertainment devices as well. With prices starting from Rs 14,999, Samsung wants to offer quality Android tablets in a market that is seeing very little action. The Galaxy Tab S5e and Tab A 10.1 have been launched in India in a bid to keep the tablet market alive and today we’re looking at the former model.The Galaxy Tab S5e starts at Rs 35,999 in India and it is the company most premium 2019 tablet right now. The Tab S5e brings the thinnest frame yet in the company’s portfolio and it continues the bezel-less trend set out by the Tab S4 last year. Beyond its looks, the Tab S5e is also a powerful mid-range tablet, sporting a Snapdragon 670 chipset, One UI software and DeX support, among other things.I have spent a couple of days with the new Galaxy Tab S5e, so it’s still early for an in-depth review. However, based on my brief time with the device, I can tell you a few notable features about the Tab S5e that should get you excited.Sleek and lightweight designTablets are meant to offer the convenience of portability that PC’s otherwise can’t provide, and the Tab S5e stick to the brief perfectly. This is an incredibly sleek and lightweight tablet that is a delight to hold and carry around. The Tab S5e brings a compact form factor that only around 245mm in height and 160mm in width, which essentially means it’s easy to hold with one hand. In this form factor, the Tab S5e manages to offer a 10.5-inch display, and that’s because of the narrow bezels around the screen. It’s not quite bezel-less, but you do get a screen ratio of over 80 per cent, which is pretty impressive.advertisement What’s great about the Tab S5e is how slim it feels in the hand at just 5.5mm. This is Samsung’s thinnest tablet yet and it is easily one of its lightest as well weighing at just 400 grams. This means that you can hold the tablet for a longer time without feeling a lot of strain on your hands.Super AMOLED displaySamsung makes some exceptional AMOLED displays and we have seen them impress us on smartphones. This is only amplified on the Tab S5e as it gets a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a WQXGA 2560×1600 resolution. Like the Galaxy Tab S4, the Tab S5e also offers a vivid display with punchy colours and excellent viewing angles.I watched a couple of episodes of Dark on Netflix and the 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display has done nothing but impress me so far. Videos look vibrant with great colour reproduction and deep blacks. Picture quality also looks crisp and that’s also because the Tab S5e comes with Widevine L1 certification, so you can stream content in true HD clarity. In our full review we will talk more about how the display holds up while gaming and general day-to-day usage.Quad speakersThe Galaxy Tab S5e does not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and you can definitely chalk that up as a con for the tablet. Samsung says based on internal studies that consumers prefer the quad speaker setup on tablets like the Tab S4 last year, which prompted the company to drop the jack. The Tab S5e, like the Tab S4, gets four speakers in total with two present on the right side and two on the left side when in landscape mode. The stereo effect produced by the speakers should allow for an immersive experience, which we will test out in the days to come. These speakers are tuned by AKG, of course, and support Dolby Atmos as well.DeX modeAs much as the Tab S5e looks like a sleek and portable entertainment device, it also wants to be a productivity device as well. To offer the latter, the Tab S5e comes with DeX support, which when enabled will offer a desktop experience. DeX mode will switch to landscape mode and offer desktop versions of apps, allowing you to multitask as you would on a PC. The DeX mode is best experienced with a POGO keyboard that is sold separately by Samsung. I briefly used the DeX mode and found things to run smoothly. In our full review we will talk about how well the tablet can handle running multiple apps and windows on screen simultaneously.advertisementSnapdragon 670 with One UIThe Galaxy Tab S5e runs on a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 670 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. The mid-range mobile processor should offer just about enough power to handle day-to-day tasks on the tablet. More importantly, it should run DeX smoothly as well. Based on a brief usage, apps opened quickly and I found no lags or stutters while browsing through the UI.Arguably, the best part about the user interface is that it is one the new One UI software. Samsung’s latest custom UI based on Android 9 Pie has been impressive on Galaxy phones with its system-wide night mode and redesigned UI for easier one-handed use. You get all of that on the Tab S5e as well, although being a tablet you can’t expect one-handed usage despite the new UI. Still, dark mode looks great on the Tab S5e’s Super AMOLED display.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e wearables launched in India: Price, specs and availabilityALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, Tab A 10.1 launched in India: Price, specs and availabilityALSO READ | More Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Pro cases show up to confirm designGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy Tab S5elast_img read more