San Mames gets Euro 2020 nod; final to take place at Wembley

first_img And then, finally, the last four and the final will all be staged in England’s capital city.  Four more, which include Munich and Rome, will also host three group games, but will then be the venues for the four quarter-finals of the tournament, rather than the last 16. “We’re delighted it’s nice to win one,” said the English FA chairman Greg Dyke.  London’s Wembley Stadium has been chosen as the venue for both semi-finals and the final. The normal custom is for one country to be handed the whole tournament, but UEFA announced in January 2013 that, in a change of direction and tradition, 13 cities across Europe would be given the chance to house matches. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Sport EN Athletic Club’s San Mames stadium in Bilbao will host three group games and one last 16 match at Euro 2020, it was revealed on Friday. 19/09/2014 “Wembley is a great stadium and What a good idea this is to play a tournament across Europe, congratulations to UEFA.” Seven other cities, including Dublin and Glasgow, have been handed the same amount of games as Bilbao.last_img read more

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Javier Tebas: Messi and Ronaldo leaving La Liga… impossible, like Catalunya’s independence

first_img He was asked about his support for Real Madrid and replied: “Clearly. If I say the contrary, that I support neither, then that would be hypocritical and I would be tainted as a liar. And I certainly don’t like to be called a liar.  “Imagine if I said that I loved all teams, and then it came out that I supported Madrid since I was a lad, went to 27 ‘Clásicos’ in the past, that I celebrated Madrid wins with friends in a bar… I prefer to call it as it is.” 16/11/2015 In an interview with Diario AS, Tebas said: “That Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi leave is like the independence of Catalunya, impossible.” Sport ENcenter_img CET Upd. at 20:24 La Liga president Javier Tebas has confirmed once more that he is a Real Madrid fan and that he can’t see a future without Messi and Ronaldo in the Spanish top flight.last_img read more

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La Liga’s first gameweek for the 2016/17 season

first_img Barça will start their season at the Camp Nou against Real Betis, while Real Madrid will face Real Sociedad at the Estadio de Anoeta. Espanyol, meanwhile, face Sevilla in Andalusia shortly after Los Nervionenses play the Blaugrana in the Supercopa de Espana final second-leg on August 17. 15/07/2016 Atletico Madrid, who finished third last season and runners-up to Real in the Champions League final, begin at home to newly promoted Alaves. La Liga’s first gameweek has been confirmed after the assembly of the Federacion Espanola de Futbol took place in the Ciudad de Futbol in Las Rozas on Friday. Upd. at 14:45 center_img Sport EN CEST Here is the schedule for gameweek one in La Liga (games will take place on the weekend of August 20/21): Barça vs. Real BetisReal Sociedad vs. Real MadridSporting Gijon vs. Athletic ClubSevilla vs. EspanyolValencia vs. Las PalmasDeportivo La Coruna vs. EibarGranada vs. VillarrealAtletico Madrid vs. AlavesCelta Vigo vs. LeganésMalaga vs. Osasunalast_img read more

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Paris Saint-Germain target Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero

first_imgParis Saint-Germain are currently preparing for a Champions League showdown with Barcelona but they haven’t taken their eye off the future and they’re already working on potential targets for the summer.  07/02/2017 Frederic Martin Kluivert, according to various reports from Great Britain, has spent months looking into the possibility of signing Alexis Sanchez, whose contract renewal with Arsenal is dragging on.  Sporting driector Patrick Kluivert oversaw a busy January in the transfer market, but there’s no time to rest with next season to plan for already.  CET IN SPORT.ES Aguero was on the bench against Swansea City at the weekend — with his replacement Gabriel Jesus scoring two goals in a 2-1 win — and suggested after the game his future at the club was far from certain.  El PSG se fija en Alexis y Agüero In the case of Alexis, however, they feel a deal is more likely, even though there will be no shortage of suitors in the summer if the Chilean does not commit his future to Arsenal. Upd. at 12:47 Therefore, PSG have made a move to contact Aguero’s people to find out what his availability may be in the summer and to weigh up making an offer to City.  And now Sergio Aguero has been added to that list as he finds himself in and out of the first team at Manchester City. last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho explains why Manchester United are defensively porous this season

first_imgAdvertisement o8bNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5x8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebsk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8g3feWould you ever consider trying this?😱8dt1Can your students do this? 🌚ti0xRoller skating! Powered by Firework The United manager, who has been staunchly defensive of his tactics at Old Trafford, admits he began his third season in charge with the intention of making his side a more attractive proposition.Advertisement He claims this new approach is to blame for United’s chaotic rear-guard this season, which has seen them concede more goals than any other team in the top 14 in the Premier League.Advertisement Only Manchester City conceded fewer goals than Mourinho’s side last season, with David de Gea winning the golden glove for the most clean sheets.But they’ve already conceded 18 goals in 11 games this term – and have only kept one clean sheet in the league. Against Bournemouth, Mourinho admitted his side could have been five or six down after gifting a plethora of chances to their opponents in a 2-1 win.Advertisement He claims their porousness at the back is the result of a significant tactical shift that has only highlighted the weaknesses he has been coping with since taking over at Old Trafford.“Because the approach was much more defensive (last season) and with a much more defensive approach you can hide better your weaknesses,” he said. “So when the team is really defensive and you have a more defensive mind then you base the work on that.“Then the team doesn’t develop enough in other areas, but the team managed to get results based on that.“I’m trying to find a balance where we develop the team in the second and first phase of attack and we develop the talented players that we have without losing the balance. When we are in control we have no problems, when the opponent is in control I think the team has problems.”  Advertisementlast_img read more

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‘This is why they brought me here’ – Ronaldo , after historic performance in…

first_imgAdvertisement 3amcamNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4ly1kWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ejcb7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 18wz6Would you ever consider trying this?😱5i2Can your students do this? 🌚6l7zRoller skating! Powered by Firework From 2-0 down in the first-leg , Juventus have turned the Champions League round of 16 tie against Atletico Madrid over its head and its all down to one man – Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar lives for the headlines and yet again his hat-trick in the second leg has etched his name in the hall of fame of this prestigious competition and in the footballing universe in itself.Advertisement It has been 8 months since CR8’s arrival and Turin and the fans cannot get enough of him. Why would they? Ronaldo wins them games singlehandedly.Advertisement Two thumping headers and a cool , composed and placed penalty from 12 yards was all that the 90 minutes were about in Turin.“This was why Juventus brought me here, to help do things that they have never done before,” said RonaldoAdvertisement “It was always going to be a special night and it was – not only for the goals but for the team.“This is the mentality you need to win in the Champions League. We enjoyed a magical night. Atletico were a difficult team but we were strong too. We will see what will happen.”Someone had rightly said : “What’s more dangerous than a Ronaldo is a Ronaldo that did not score in the previous match”. Likewise, a trailing Juve was rescued by a bloodthirsty Ronaldo.Juventus had signed the superstar to win the elusive holy grail of football, i.e. the Champions League and it seems it might just happen. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Pep Guardiola will stay Manchester City despite Champions League ban

first_img CET 16/02/2020 “Months of hard work ahead” Upd. at 10:58 During his four seasons at Manchester, Guardiola has never tired of reaffirming his loyalty towards the club’s hierarchy, especially Txiki Begiristain, and to the club, thanks to the relationship developed Khaldoon Al-Mubarak, City’s president and the link with the owners in Abu Dhabi.  Those looking for the responsible people look towards the club’s offices. That’s were the deficiencies started which generated the investigation, and it’s there were they’re expecting some intense months as they look for a solution. Club sources warn of the work they have ahead of them: “There are some tough months ahead, but there’s a confidence that CAS will reach a (favourable) resolution.”  Guardiola’s idea and comfort in Manchester have not changed. City’s situation has. Massively. Pep’s project is facing up to a key summer in which a minimum of four arrivals. are expected to revitalise the squad, in addition to various exits. The UEFA sanction, pending an appeal, clouds everything. Without knowing the final decision, it’s difficult to work with a clear budget, define targets, attract players and make advances with regards to the future.  The phone calls began to intensify on Friday morning in Manchester. The First Team Building at the City Academy was filling up again after three days off for the players and the coaching staff. The return to work was not calm. The club had learned that later that day UEFA would confirm their ban from Champions League football for the next two years and a hefty fine.  SPORT have been able to confirm that Guardiola is not thinking about leaving City. In fact, the opposite. The Catalan coach is convinced that he will continue at the club and has not thought about leaving before the end of his contract, despite Friday’s setback off the pitch. Guardiola’s current deal runs until the summer of 2021.  Pol Ballús The CAS will look at all the evidence from the beginning in an external tribunal. One of City’s main complaints is UEFA’s bias in this case. There will be three CAS judges, one chosen by City, one by UEFA and a third by the Swiss tribunal.  The clear priority at Manchester City in recent years has been the Champions League. The hierarchy respects the fans’ preference for domestic trophies, but reiterate that where the club must do their best work is in Europe. The ban is not just a sporting setback for the club, but also a political one. There were many questions in Manchester after UEFA’s statement. The first one looked to the bench: Will Pep Guardiola remain in charge of a club that is not in the Champions League?  IN SPORT.ES Guardiola seguirá en el Manchester City | AFP It’s expected that CAS can reach a decision within three months. It’s hoped that the process will move quickly, given that anything other than a resolution before the summer would give City arguments to obtain a suspension to the ban, something UEFA would not permit. “In this period, it’s time to work hard in the offices and elaborate a solid and convincing defense strategy.”  Guardiola se quedará en el Manchester City The reality is City’s immediate future hangs on this decision. The toughest possible sanction would be a huge step back for the club following years of progression. The conflict, to the background of a war between UEFA and Abu Dhabi, now takes on another dimension. If the European governing body of football doesn’t spare City and exemplary sanction, the club is expected to reach the final legal instance to try to reverse a historic sanction in the world of football.last_img read more

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Little Athletics goes long way

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Footy season never stops

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’Crackers’ greets prized dozen

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