Chosen best midfielder of Europe by UEFA last August and ranked seventh in the The best that took Leo Messi, in Barcelona nobody doubts the entity as a footballer of Frenkie de Jong (12-5-1997). The arrival of Setien, coach who gives high priority to the midfielder, is a new and exciting start for the Dutchman. But also a start. De Jong chose Barcelona for its sports stability instead of the economic temptations of PSG or the City and, 17 years later, the club dismissed a coach. De Jong, an investment of 86 million euros from Barça, is a huge player, but he needs a stir. 2. 3 LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 22, 2020 The beginning of De Jong has been gaseous. After a promising start, with excellent preseason games and exhibitions against him Valencia or in Eibar, went off to get into a small crisis. De Jong disappointed in the Classic, where he Madrid dominated in the center of the field and his figure waned while others, like that of Fede Valverde, grew up in the rival. Maybe because I needed a break, the year ended on the bench. He was substitute before the Alaves. The beginning of 2020 was even worse. In Cornellá He lived his first black night. He was expelled in the derby before the Spanish for two absurd offenses, the second one after an innocent loss. And the thing did not improve in the Arabia Super Cup. De Jong came out in the picture of the last goals of the Athletic. De Jong is not a player of making numbers, but he also craves a goal and two assists in 26 games for a player with that price. The cache with which he was incorporated into Barça forces him to something else. Maybe Setién knows how to play new keys in the former player of the Ajax. Critics with Valverde reproached him that the center of the field had lost prominence. Although that remains to be seen, it is clear that the arrival of the Cantabrian coach strengthens the figure of the midfielder. De Jong also has to take a step forward and begin to justify the expectations with which he arrived at Barça. Being Europe’s best midfielder for UEFA, like its natural talent, demands much more.
Roger Federer resists the problem of accelerating the 20 Grand Slam titles that he treasures in his document. Many imagine that, at 38, Federer is sophisticated to enhance this determine however main tennis figures like Pat Money are assured that Federer provides extra Grand Slam.Talking to the BBC, the Australian former Wimbledon winner in 1987 believes that Federer can win once more on the grass of London. “Roger Federer still has the probability to win one other title at Wimbledon. I still suppose he’s one among the finest gamers on the grass. He’s ok. However the different boys (Djokovic and Nadal) hold going. Every match is completely different relying on coaching and attainable accidents. At this level, any small harm or setback is worse for the older ones. “ Federer provides two years with out elevating a Grand Slam title since he did it in the 2018 Australian Open last after profitable in 5 units to Marin Cilic, attaining his twentieth Grand Slam title. The closest Federer has been to including Grand Slam quantity 21 was in Wimbledon final yr, the place he fell in the last after a vibrant match in opposition to Novak Djokovic. The London match, the place Federer is the most awarded tennis participant with eight titles, is offered as the key occasion for Federer to rejoin the victory in a Grand Slam.Earlier than, the Swiss could make historical past in Roland Garros, the place if he achieved the title he would develop into the second tennis participant after Rod Laver to obtain what is named ‘Double Grand Slam’, which consists of profitable not less than two events every of the Grand Slam of the calendar.
“We are always exploring captivating games, but at the moment the matches of the International Champions Cup are not closed”commented to Post Ben Sosenko, spokesman for the company Relevent, organizer of the international preseason tournament. The calendar of meetings will be announced in the coming weeks. The stadium’s promoter, Anschutz Entertainment Group, did not comment on the capital’s newspaper. The venue that would host the meeting in Las Vegas, the Allegiant Stadium, is in the final stages of its construction. It has been projected to host the NFL Raiders games, which will leave Oakland to settle in the Nevada desert. The budget for construction is 1,900 million dollars (1,750 million euros) and Madrid and Barça would be in charge of releasing it. The stadium will have capacity for 61,000 spectators and already has several events closed from August before the American football season begins in September.It would be the second Classic to be played on American soil in recent years. Real Madrid and Barça already saw their faces in 2017 in Miami, with victory for the Catalans by 2-3 with goals from Messi, Rakitic and Piqué. Kovacic and Marco Asensio scored the white goals.If the game was held in Las Vegas, the two eternal opponents of LaLiga Santander would meet in the Nevada desert with a stifling climate. The average maximum temperature in Las Vegas is 41ºC in July and 40ºC in August and the minimum temperatures are 20ºC and 19ºC. After the European Championship, a Classic in North America. The International Champions Cup plans to include in its calendar this summer a Barcelona-Real Madrid in Las Vegas, according to him Washington Post. The friendly between whites and Barca would serve to inaugurate the Allegiant Stadium. Another option that would be handled as an alternative to bring the Classic to the United States is the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Lucas Pérez is sweet. He has eleven goals in the First and is the most successful national scorer. It is an absolute success that has raised all expectations about him. No one remembers Munir or Calleri anymore. The only one that shadows him in the imaginary alavesista it is your partner and friend Joselu Mato.“The draw in Leganés is good but when we put ourselves ahead in minute 2 of the second part, we left with a bittersweet taste. I think it is a great point that brings us closer to the goal of permanence, “said the Punta Coruña. The week ends in a clash against Valencia in Mendizorroza. “Before our people we will try to win. In Mendi we are having a good season and now we start adding more than in the first round, “he added.The albiazul fans have been very nervous in recent weeks since Lucas sounded as a substitute for Dembélé for Barcelona. To have lost the Galician striker would have been a good economic operation (15 million euros) but Garitano’s team would have lost much edge.Lucas says that, in addition to Barça, he was able to go out to other teams who had asked about him but his decision was to continue in the Alavés. In the summer market, many things can happen but, in January, his approach was to continue in Vitoria and focus on the work he started there last July when he returned from England to make the preseason in the Basque capital.
The RFEF has received with “great satisfaction” the court decision in favor of not playing the Girona-Barcelona game in Miami, because it recognizes the federative powers and the fact that the Federation has always acted according to law and loyally.The titular magistrate of the Commercial Court No. 12 of Madrid has dismissed the claim made by LaLiga against the decision of the Royal Spanish Football Federation not to initially authorize the celebration of the match between Girona and Barcelona on January 26, 2019 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.Among other legal arguments, the magistrate states that The position of the Federation did not involve illegal conduct or an act of unfair competition, given that this type of competition must be ‘carried out in coordination’ between the RFEF and LaLiga, as already stated in other judicial resolutions of other disputes between these two organizations. The broad resolution of 19 folios also reminds that the Federation did not deny authorization expressly, because the deadline for the final approval expired on January 5 of that same year, although Barcelona waived the dispute unilaterally.Against this judgment it is possible to interpose an appeal before Section 28 of the Provincial Court of Madrid, the competent one in matters of commercial nature.The Royal Spanish Football Federation has received with “great satisfaction” this “extensive, rigorous and documented” judicial resolution, because it “recognizes federative powers” and the fact that “the RFEF has always acted according to law and loyally” .
Last Friday, February 21, that is, 25 days ago, nobody gave a euro in favor of the option that Josep Maria Bartomeu finish his mandate. The electoral advance in Can Barça seemed imminent. He had just exploded case of social networks (related to the hiring by the board of the company I3 Ventures, who created fake online profiles to criticize opponents and staff members) and at a council meeting, the vice presidents cornered the president, that he had to fold to open an internal audit and to sacrifice Jaume Masferrer, his right hand. The electoral advance was a more than real option that was reaffirmed with a bandana at the Camp Nou. Not a month has passed and the tension has dissolved like sugar. Today, all the players on the board assume that there will be no electoral advance and that the elections will be held in 2021. The Game of Thrones at the Camp Nou takes a truce.The first to park any doubts was Bartomeu himself in an act at the Círculo Ecuestre, his last public appearance before confinement, where he said he had no other scenario than to finish his term. He further added that if the statutes allowed him to re-appear, he would do so without hesitation.That day only a single member of the board accompanied him to that meal: the vice president Emili Rosseaud, whom Bartomeu referred to without quoting him as “the continuation candidate that appears in the media”.Bartomeu is at his home directing the club remotely in coordination with the delegated commission headed by Grascar Grau and attending the UEFA and ECA meetings electronically. It is also confined, but in Granollers, Víctor Font, the only one who has expressed his intention to attend the elections with his project “Sí al futur”. From his home, he works directing his company based in the United Arab Emirates, but his activity as a candidate for the presidency has been suspended. “A few days ago we presented our project in Mataró and we planned to carry out another event on March 28 in Mallorca, but as things stand I don’t know if we can do it”, affirms by phone.Font ensures that in his case “We have the advantage that the project is done because we have been working on it for years and the task is done, but we always work with the hypothesis that the elections would be in 2021, although we are ready for when they are.”It also works with this premise a classic of the culés campaigns as is Agustí Benedito, who spends these days at his home in a town near Barcelona with his family. Benedito confirmed to this newspaper that “They will wait until 2021 because they need to be prepared and now they are not. They need to get a stronger candidate than Rosseaud.”Benedito refers to Jordi Roche, who for the moment has not publicly confirmed his intention to stand for election, although his name sounds insistently in the Barcelona environment.Finally, that the name of the former president Joan Laporta, who continues to assure that he will appear but who continues to move discreetly.After the parenthesis forced by the confinement due to the Coronavirus crisis, the actors on the electoral board rearm facing the battle of 2021. For the moment, the Game of Thrones is postponed.
Soccer, like almost everything, is stopped by the coronavirus, but sportswear brands have already been working on their flagships in the world of soccer for the coming season. This is how the models that the world soccer stars will wear next season are gradually filtered. Atlético is one of Nike’s leading teams and next season, as the specialized website footyheadlines progresses, it will wear a striking alternative suit. Yellow will be the color chosen in a neon version. Nike wants to give a 90s look to several of its next kitsIma season and also inspire your models in the Air Max saga that launched in the 90s. The result, among others, is the shirt that footyheadlines has leaked. The always thoughtful specialized account has revealed the design. The shirt, specifically, shows off the club’s screen-printed logo in black and two dark bands on the sides on a background with degraded lines. The phosphorescent yellow will make Atlético’s players extremely recognizable, if this shirt is confirmed as the team’s third for next season.
After the fall of the Cup, Valencia appeared in Getafe. Florenzi was a starter and lived in first person the goals conceded by Valencia (3-0). Further, in the 78th minute, he was the protagonist of an inning to Cucurella for which he saw a direct red card. Alessandro Florenzi arrived in Valencia on January 30, just one day before the market closed. One of the captains of Rome He arrived at Mestalla as a star signing, a right back of guarantees after a long time looking for him. Two days later, Florenzi made his debut as a starter against Celta with victory (1-0). That day, nothing foreshadowed that his stay in Valencia was going to turn into an odyssey, both sportingly and personally. 53 days to forget.Only three days after their debut, Florenzi traveled to Granada to try to get into the Copa semifinal. The Italian came out in the 87th minute, willing to dispute the extension since the result was 1-1. Two minutes after entering, Jaume Costa made a penalty and Soldado scored after a few minutes of consultation in the VAR. Florenzi was penalized with one game and just that week, the Roman fell ill with chickenpox as an adult. This forced him to carry out a first quarantine.. He remained at home for ten days recovering from the disease. Se lost games against Atlético, Atalanta and Real Sociedad. On February 29, just a month after his arrival, he returned to the squad although he did not jump onto the field against Betis. On March 6, with the psychosis of the coronavirus in the subconscious of the players, after having traveled to Milan, he traveled to Vitoria (one of the most important centers in Spain at that time). Florenzi returned to the ownership, playing 65 minutes.On March 10, he also played 11 minutes in the second leg against Atalanta and he lived in his flesh the 3-4 and the elimination of the Champions. Now, it is quarantined again due to the positive of several staff members.
This initiative, launched by the rojiblanco coach and his partner, Carla Pereyra, together with the Red Cross and the Atlético de Madrid Foundation on March 20, using the same motto that they used in previous years to organize food collections, “It goes very well” regarding the arrival of economic contributions, as explained to EFE sources close to the technician, who ask “do not loosen”.During the last days, the rojiblanco president Enrique Cerezo, the captains of the first male and female squads, Koke Resurrección and Amanda Sampedro, or the president of the Fundación and former rojiblanco footballer, Adelardo Rodríguez, They have been adding their support through the rojiblanca website, where there is a web link and the account number to make donations. The ‘We give everything’ campaign that Argentine coach Diego Pablo Simeone and Atlético de Madrid launched to raise funds for the Red Cross activity against the coronavirus in Madrid, is advancing in contributions and is adding personalities to Spanish cinema. Also the maximum shareholder of the club, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, announced in the letter sent last Friday, in which it communicated the decision to make a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE), that the club would channel its aid against the pandemic through this initiative.“We have decided to channel all the club’s aid to the fight against this pandemic through the #LoDamosTodo campaign, whose entire collection will go to the Red Cross, so that it can meet the needs of the health workers who fight against Covid-19 in the Community of Madrid, which unfortunately is the region most shaken by the coronavirus in Spain “he pointed out.That same Friday, players like the striker Álvaro Morata, the Ghanaian midfielder Thomas partey or the substitute goalkeeper Antonio Adam They starred in a video asking rojiblancos fans to also make a donation to support the Red Cross fight against Covid-19.They were joined from the weekend by personalities from the world of cinema and entertainment such as the humorist José Mota, the music producer Carlos Jean, he ‘Wizard More’, the actor and former president of the Antonio Resines Film Academy, and the actor and director Safe Santiago, with videos in which they show their support for health personnel and ask to make donations to the Red Cross. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 31, 2020
The Spanish Footballers Association also values that both the Higher Sports Council, LaLiga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation value the health proposals made by this union to guarantee health in the return to competition and training, as well as the legal and labor considerations expressed to safeguard the labor rights of soccer workers.From the union we also want to remember the intense work that we have been maintaining for weeks with LaLiga to instrumentalize the creation of the economic fund for situations of special vulnerability of colleagues. A fund that, in the opinion of this union, should have as its main recipients the soccer players of Second B and Third Division, as well as the soccer players of First and Second Division, in vulnerable situations.The Association of Spanish Soccer Players has reinforced the channels of care and communication with its members, and shows its firm commitment that the return to the competition will only be carried out after the express authorization of the health authorities and with full guarantees to safeguard the health of the footballers.We understand that this CSD initiative is related to the proposals that as a union should be carried out in all sports, with many difficulties, as this Ministry is doing with the other branch of it which is that of culture. “ The Association of Spanish Soccer Players has issued an official statement on Monday in which he refers to the meeting held by the CSD, the Federation and LaLiga, the one known as the Pact of Viana. AFE criticizes that the union was not available for this summit but welcomes the fact that the institutions have left behind their differences.The full statement is this:“In relation to the CSD meeting held last Saturday and the agreement on the return to competition and the aid fund, the Association of Spanish Soccer Players wants to state that, Despite our surprise at not having been called to this meeting where soccer players are a fundamental part of this sport, AFE appreciates the principle of agreement reached. and that finally controversies and sterile fights between institutions that do nothing to benefit Spanish football in the current situation have been parked.AFE reiterates its firm commitment to collaborate with the rest of the institutions in the search for solutions to the current situation and its determination to defend all its members. The Association has held during the last weeks, more than a dozen meetings with the rest of sports organizations, with the captains and captains of the clubs of the different categories of Spanish football, and has started a round of contacts with different political groups, as well as health and pandemic specialists, for understanding that this issue affects the entire society. Likewise, we maintain frequent contacts with the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy through the National Institute for Safety and Health at Work, and with the Ministry of Health, about documents and texts submitted subject to interpretation by these administrations.