FIFA unveils new rule to help players switch national team

first_imgFIFA’s new flexibility even suggests letting players revert back to their original national team if they never actually play for the second one. The existing FIFA rules have been used by many players born in Europe — who played in national age-group teams or friendly games — and switched to African countries where they have ties through their parents or grandparents. In more updating of eligibility rules, FIFA wants to clarify how long players must live in a country before they can play for its teams. The proposal aims to help players who as children moved with their families to a new country for non-soccer reasons. Three years residency would be required if a player moved before the age of 10, and five years residency if the move was aged 10 to 18. Read Also: How FIFA Ethics Commission cleared Infantino FIFA’s existing rule already requires a five-year residency from the age of 18 if a player wants to acquire a new national eligibility. That allowed Brazil-born forwards Elkeson and Aloisio to switch to the current China team after they were naturalized as citizens. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… World Football governing body FIFA is helping football players switch eligibility and represent a second national team with a planned rule change announced midweek. The proposal gives hope to players who are eligible for multiple countries but fell out of favour at their first national team, where they are bound after just a single minute of playing time in a competitive game. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About SiberiaWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombscenter_img The new wording would let players switch eligibility if they played a maximum of three times for the first national team — including tournament qualifying games — before they turned 21, and at least three years earlier. The new rule will take effect next month if 211 national federations approve it at the Sept. 18 congress that FIFA is hosting online from Zurich. A FIFA working group has tried for more than two years to shape the new proposal. A test case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport ahead of the 2018 World Cup is key background. Munir El Haddadi, now with Europa League finalist Sevilla, wanted to be selected for Morocco but lost his appeal against the FIFA rules. He had played just once for Spain in September 2014, as a 77th-minute substitute in a European Championship qualifier. The new rule would not help Brazil midfielder Oscar, who has suggested switching to China where he has played club soccer since 2017. Oscar would fail the test because he has played more than three times for Brazil, including after he was aged 21, and at a World Cup finals tournament in 2014. The proposal would bar nationality switches for anyone who played at a “final tournament of the FIFA World Cup or a final tournament of a confederation competition.”last_img read more

Flow Design renews awards for IMCA built engine drivers

first_imgThose recipients include the top finishing spec engine driver in the opening night Late Model main event, and highest finishing built engine competitors in Saturday night Modified, Stock Car and Northern SportMod mains.  “Continuing to offer the highest quality options for our claim and spec engine demographic is extremely important,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder, “and Flow Design specializes in this segment of IMCA racers. We’re grateful for their partnership.” Those awards will be mailed the week after Super Nationals. Awards based on national point standings will be presented at the IMCA banquet in November, or mailed the following week.  Information about Flow Design-made products is avail­able by calling 620 326-3537.  The Wellington, Kan., manufacturer and 12-year sponsor gives carburetor spacers to the top five built engine drivers in 2019 national point standings for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. Flow Design awards are also in store for four drivers at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. WELLINGTON, Kan. – Flow Design has designated awards for drivers competing with built engines in five IMCA divisions this season. last_img read more

Other Sports Smriti Mandhana among Maharashtra state sports award winners

first_imgThe names of the Shiv Chhatrapati award winners in the players’ category also include Indian women’s cricket team sensation Smriti Mandhana, who hails from Sangli in western Maharashtra.Tawde also announced that these awards will be given away at the iconic ‘Gateway of India’ on February 17 during a glittering ceremony.Among the other award recipients are hockey player Suraj Karkera, paddler Sanil Shetty, track and field athlete Siddhant Thingaliya, who specialises in 110 meters hurdles, runner Monika Athare and squash player Mahesh Mangaonkar.The sports minister also announced that Satara’s mountaineer Priyanka Mohite, who has scaled the Mt Everest and the Mt Lhotse among other peaks, will be awarded the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Award for Adventure’.The state government will also be giving ‘Eklavya State Awards’ for physically handicapped players and ‘Shiv Chhatrapati’ awards for associations and coaches. Maharashtra government has bestowed the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Uday Deshpande.The award list also included India cricketer Smriti Mandhana. The state government will also be giving ‘Eklavya State Awards’ for physically handicapped players. highlights New Delhi: The Maharashtra government has bestowed the ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Lifetime Achievement Award’ on mallakhamb coach Uday Deshpande for 2017-18. An announcement to this effect was made by the state Sports Minister Vinod Tawde at a media conference here where he also declared the other award winners.”The (Shiv Chhatrapati) lifetime achievement award is being conferred upon Uday Deshpande of Samarth Vyayam Mandir, who has dedicated his life for mallakhamb,” Tawde said.Deshpande has been promoting and coaching mallakhamb, a traditional Indian sport dating back to the 12th century where the practitioner performs gymnastic and yoga postures with wrestling grips on an erect pole or a suspended rope, at the ‘Samarth Vyayam Mandir’ at Shivaji Park in Central Mumbai. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Other Sports FIH Thinking Of India And Pakistan Playing Home And Away Matches In Europe In Olympic Qualifiers

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights India hockey team did not qualify for 2008 Beijing Olympics.Pakistan’s hockey team did not qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.India and Pakistan tensions have escalated after scrapping of Article 370.center_img Karachi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is thinking to have India and Pakistan play their home and away matches in Europe if the arch-rivals face off in the Olympic qualifying tournament for a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Games. India and Pakistan have been seeded in two separate halves of the draw by FIH on Thursday and they could meet in the Olympics qualifying tournament.  According to a source in the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the FIH will soon be announcing draws for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 qualifiers.  “In the qualifiers in September-October, the top tier teams will have to play against the lower tier teams and Pakistan and India which has already won one qualifying tournament could be drawn up against each other,” he said.  Pakistan, Egypt, South Korea, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, India, and some other teams are expected to feature in the qualifying tournament for the summer Olympics with seven berths at stake. The PHF source said they had managed to convince the FIH to give them entry in the qualifying tournament after paying the first installment of the fine imposed on the PHF for not sending its team for the Pro Hockey League earlier this year.  “It is not necessary we might draw up India but if that happens then the FIH will probably schedule the matches in Europe as conditions are not conducive to play the matches in India or Pakistan,” he said.  Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated in the aftermath of Indian government’s scrapping of Article 370 which had accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.  The source further said that preparations are on for Pakistan to compete in the Olympic qualifying events as appearing in the Summer Olympics would be a big boost for the game in the country. Pakistan, currently ranked 17th in the world, had missed out on the last Olympic games in Brazil. last_img read more

Poll: Grade Syracuse’s performance against Cornell and vote for the player of the game

first_img Published on December 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm Syracuse (8-3) beat Cornell (5-5), 67-46, at the Carrier Dome Saturday afternoon behind 15 points from both Malachi Richardson and Tyler Roberson. Vote below for your player of the game and how well the Orange played against the Big Red.Grade Syracuse’s performance against CornellABCDFVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comGrade Syracuse's performance against Cornell AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse football position battle to watch, No. 8: Jonathan Thomas vs. Ted Taylor

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football preseason storylines, No. 8: Running back depthSyracuse football preseason player file No. 9: Parris BennettSyracuse football position battle to watch, No. 9: 2nd outside receiverSyracuse football preseason storylines, No. 9: How players adjust to revamped conditioningSyracuse football preseason player file No. 10: Cole Murphy With Syracuse football training camp less than a month away, The Daily Orange beat writers, Chris Libonati, Jon Mettus and Matt Schneidman, will analyze one of the top 10 preseason storylines, top 10 position battles or reveal one of 10 player files each day. Check out dailyorange.com and follow along here to countdown to camp.Heading into training camp last year, the primary battle in Syracuse’s linebacker unit was the competition for the third linebacker spot. Parris Bennett beat out Jonathan Thomas to play alongside Marqez Hodge and Zaire Franklin, utilizing his long reach to have the tackling edge.A year later, Bennett has cemented his spot as a starter in the Orange’s second level and Hodge as his backup on the weak side after a lackluster year, especially on the tackling front. Franklin is a captain and arguably the team’s best defensive player, so that leaves a battle between Thomas and Ted Taylor for the starting strong-side linebacker spot.MORE PRESEASON COVERAGE:Countdown to Camp seriesPosition battle, No. 9: Second outside receiverPosition battle, No. 10: Cordell Hudson vs. Juwan Dowels Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 20, 2016 at 10:45 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Thomas was listed as the first-stringer on the post-spring depth chart with Taylor, the second-year SU player who transferred from Dodge City (Kansas) Community College, right behind him. Both stand 6 feet 1 inch and showed signs of promise amid SU’s horrific defensive year in 2015. Last season, Thomas recorded 34 tackles to Taylor’s 27, but five of Taylor’s were for a loss while only 1.5 of Thomas’ were for a loss. Taylor started the last four games of the year over Thomas at the strong-side spot following an injury to Bennett.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThomas comes from a soccer background and even played on occasion with some of the SU men’s soccer players last year. He was raw and inexperienced to begin last season but slowly learned the ropes a year after solely contributing on special teams. If his trajectory continues upward, he’ll likely be the third starter and leave Taylor as a backup for the second year in a row.But Taylor himself showed some tackling prowess on special teams and toward the end of 2015. Regardless of if he finds himself on the sideline to begin games or not, Syracuse should be better off being that it didn’t lose a single linebacker compared to the losses of Cameron Lynch and Dyshawn Davis heading into last season. Commentslast_img read more

Man Utd: Ten talking points after Louis van Gaal’s first 10 games

first_imgManchester United’s 1-0 derby defeat by Manchester City left new manager Louis van Gaal presiding over the club’s worst start to a season since 1986-87.That was a sequence resulting in the end of manager Ron Atkinson’s reign and ushered in the Sir Alex Ferguson era.The season ended with United in 11th place. They currently stand in ninth position, 13 points adrift of leaders and Premier League title favourites Chelsea, having won just three times in the league.Van Gaal admits it was “stupid” to ask observers to assess him after three months and there is no question the formidable coach who led the Netherlands to the World Cup semi-final will be given time to put his stamp on Old Trafford.So, after 10 games and a sixth defeat in the last seven Premier League derbies, here are 10 talking points from the early months under Van Gaal.Van Gaal’s confidence remains iron-clad “David Moyes often seemed worn down and surprised by the sheer scale of Manchester United”There are few more self-assured characters in the world game than Van Gaal, his confidence and sheer force of personality a formidable ally to his undoubted coaching prowess.If his predecessor David Moyes often seemed worn down and surprised by the sheer scale of Manchester United, Van Gaal believes this is his natural environment.Despite a stuttering start, Van Gaal is convinced United are “close – but not close enough” to Chelsea and Manchester City after a 1-1 draw with Jose Mourinho’s side and a narrow defeat at the reigning champions.Van Gaal is a charismatic figure, brutally honest and open in his assessments. Play mediaJump media playerMedia player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue.Man City 1-0 Man Utd: Smalling’s second yellow stupid – Van GaalThe Dutchman praised his side’s “incredible willpower” for mounting a late threat with 10 men after Chris Smalling’s red card – but also had no hesitation in condemning the defender’s sending off as “stupid” and “not so smart”.He is outwardly, and no doubt inwardly, as confident as ever in his approach and his conviction that he will get it right. An uncertain start has done nothing to dent that iron-clad self-belief.Injuries hampering progress?Van Gaal’s attempt to restructure United’s squad after last season’s failures under Moyes came in the shape of a £150m investment as phase one of his rebuilding programme. No-one can deny, however, that he has been badly hampered by injuries to those he hopes would form the bedrock of his new United team.Marcos Rojo dislocated his shoulder against Man City, adding to Man Utd’s growing injury list in defenceThe sight of £16m defender Marcos Rojo being taken off on a stretcher will have been another body blow to Van Gaal.He was already without £28m midfielder Ander Herrera after a rib injury, while left-back Luke Shaw missed the start of the season and striker Radamel Falcao was missing at Etihad Stadium. Add to this injuries to Phil Jones and Jonny Evans, while Michael Carrick has only just returned, and it is only right that Van Gaal’s start must be judged in this context.Squad still lacks balanceUnited’s squad has done nothing to dispel the feeling that it is heavily front loaded – packed with attacking intent but short on the nuts and bolts of defence that can lock games down. The comparison about putting the roof on a house before the foundations were secure has been made.Former Wales international Robbie Savage:”Manchester United are level on points with West Brom. Don’t get me wrong, I think Alan Irvine is doing a great job there, but United have spent £150m on new players and that is unacceptable. When are we going to start asking serious questions of Louis van Gaal in press conferences because I haven’t heard it yet.”Angel Di Maria and Falcao were talents that embroidered the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, but nothing has happened this season to reduce the urgency to buy a commanding centre-half and a midfield player of equal stature.Is time up for England’s defensive duo?Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were put in place by Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United’s defensive duo of the future, designed to slip seamlessly into the vacancies left by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. It would be no surprise if Van Gaal was already contemplating a future without them.As opposed to kicking on, they have regressed to the point where it is questionable whether they have the class United require.Both Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have featured in four games for Man Utd this seasonAt Manchester City, Jones, 22, was again missing through injury, this time with shin splints. As for Smalling, 24, the resigned smile and unflattering comments from Van Gaal when asked about his daft sending off against City probably only scratched the surface of the manager’s emotions.Tactics boardVan Gaal arrived at United determined to introduce a 3-5-2 system but it looked like a particularly ill-fitting suit when United’s players tried it early in the season.The 4-0 defeat in the Capital One Cup at MK Dons was a particularly bad advert for the idea and Van Gaal has reverted to a more traditional back four – but again there must be understanding for what the manager has had to deal with.Louis van Gaal has switched to a four-man defence after initially attempting to introduce a 3-5-2 formationVan Gaal has had those injuries to the likes of Shaw, Evans and Jones, while Rafael was out injured on Sunday. Smalling was then sent off and Rojo injured.It would be unfair to make a definitive judgement on how Van Gaal’s preferred ideas and tactics will work until he has all the players at his disposal. Not to mention one more transfer window to bring in a high-quality central defender and, perhaps, midfield man Kevin Strootman from Roma.De Gea world classOne of the major plus points of the early months for Van Gaal is that he can be confident he has inherited a world-class goalkeeper in Spaniard David de Gea, who turns 24 on Friday.Gone are the uncertainties of those early months after his £17m move from Atletico Madrid in May 2011.Then, he looked frail, jittery and ill-at-ease with the physical demands made of goalkeepers in the Premier League. Now he is a more imposing physical presence, commanding and right at the top of his game.David De Gea twice produced impressive saves in the first half of Sunday’s derby before Sergio Aguero scoredAt City he showed lightning reflexes to save from Jesus Navas; great courage diving at the feet of Sergio Aguero, taking a heavy knock; and safe hands to save from Stevan Jovetic.Put the package together and he is becoming the complete keeper.Are Man Utd close to Man City and Chelsea?Probably not – and Van Gaal may well know it but feels this is not for public consumption.Only a last-minute equaliser from Van Persie saved them from defeat at home to Chelsea and City were deserved winners of the derby as their dominance over United continues.It is hardly United’s lot to talk up plucky draws and narrow defeats but this is an indicator of their current standing.Van Gaal was right, though, to praise his players for sticking to their task in trying circumstances at City. They showed the guts and spirit to even threaten an unlikely equaliser in the closing moments.But close to Chelsea and City? No, not that close.Big decisionsVan Gaal has never shied away from those and will continue to make them at Old Trafford. One of the biggest he has made is the decision to appoint Wayne Rooney as captain.Many predicted he would go for Van Persie, his captain at international level and a player with whom he has a very close relationship.The decision to appoint Rooney will have played out well with United’s squad after his decade at Old Trafford – and also any accusations of Van Gaal playing favourites to a fellow countryman.Robin van Persie was Netherlands captain under Louis van GaalIt is too early to say whether this has been a success. Some of the risks have shown in the early weeks, such as with Rooney’s red card against West Ham United.Van Gaal knows Rooney will lead from the front and has said he will always play – but that occasional suspect self-control was again on the edge at City.Time to workVan Gaal clearly feels he has work to do and undoubtedly has his sights set on the top four. The bonus is he will be able to spend plenty of time on the training ground at Carrington putting his plans in place.With no European football and the League Cup gone, United only have the Premier League and FA Cup with which to contend, giving Van Gaal plenty of preparation time.As he beds in new players, waits for injured players to return and contemplates further additions, he may well need it.When will the honeymoon end?This time last season, after an underwhelming start for the doomed Moyes, United were in eighth position with 17 points after a 3-1 win at Fulham, eight points behind leaders Arsenal. In other words, better than under Van Gaal.Moyes had spent the comparatively small sum of £27m on Marouane Fellaini from Everton.Van Gaal has 13 points from 10 games, half the tally of leaders Chelsea, despite spending £150m.Manchester United had more points at this stage last season, but had lost heavily to Manchester CityBBC pundit Robbie Savage believes Van Gaal has had an easy ride, claiming Moyes would have been “fried for breakfast” in similar circumstances.Van Gaal, in contrast, has had little criticism and remains in good order with United’s fans. That is perhaps because he is picking up the slack from Moyes’ poor tenure and he is seen as a man and personality more in keeping with United’s demands and stature.By this stage last season Moyes had lost 1-0 at Liverpool and been thrashed 4-1 by City.With that in mind, Van Gaal’s honeymoon period – barring catastrophe – will last the entire season.last_img read more

Dodgers get late slot for NLDS Games 1 and 2

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Major League Baseball announced the start times for the opening of Division Series play and the Dodgers will get the late slot.The start times vary slightly based on the Dodgers’ opponent. If the Washington Nationals win the wild-card game Tuesday and travel to Dodger Stadium for Game 1 on Thursday, the first pitch would be at 5:37 p.m. PT. Game 2 would start an hour later at 6:37 p.m.If the Milwaukee Brewers win Tuesday’s play-in game, Game 1 at Dodger Stadium would start at 6:37 p.m. Thursday with Game 2 would be Friday at 6:47 p.m.Both games will be televised on TBS regardless of the opponent. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Pete Alonso on Mets’ hot streak: ‘We have a chance to really do something great’

first_imgAlonso, 24, hit three home runs against the Marlins to up his 2019 total to 37.  “We’ve got a really awesome chance to do something really special and make a … run towards the end,” Alonso said. “We’re just going to keep playing ball and see what happens.”The Mets will host the Nationals for three games this weekend before traveling to Atlanta for a three-game set. They trail the Braves by 8 1/2 games in the division while Washington is leading the wild-card race.”The things that we’ve been through are going to allow us to be a better team than we otherwise would have been down this stretch,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after the win over Miami. “We’re trying to accomplish something as a team, together, that can be very special. And then the things that we’ve gone through, some rough patches, have only brought us closer together. Joe Panik signs with surging Mets after Giants release MLB trade deadline: Brodie Van Wagenen explains Mets’ decision to keep Zack Wheeler, acquire Marcus Stroman Robinson Cano injury update: Mets put second baseman on IL with torn hamstring “It’s been awesome,” Alonso told reporters Wednesday. “I think we have a chance to really do something great. We’ve got some really tough games ahead of us, but let’s say, we keep this up, and win all six or win five out of six, that’s going to put us not just in wild card talks, (but will give us a) chance to win the division.””We got a really awesome chance to do something really special”Pete Alonso says if the team keeps rolling, anything is possible 🐻❄️ pic.twitter.com/82J4giXpM1— SNY (@SNYtv) August 7, 2019New York was 11 games under .500 in mid-July but is just one game out of the second National League wild-card spot after completing a sweep of the Marlins with a 7-2 victory Wednesday at Citi Field. Related News Pete Alonso has big goals for the Mets.New York has worked its way back into playoff contention with wins in 13 of its last 14 games and Alonso believes the team should be aiming for something more than a wild-card spot. “There is a silver lining to our struggles. But, we’ve got to perform. You can be the closest-knit group you want, and you still have to perform. That’s what we’ve been doing lately.””The things that we’ve been through… allow us to be a better team”Mickey Callaway thinks this team can “accomplish something special” pic.twitter.com/h2piMs6Jq7— SNY (@SNYtv) August 7, 2019New York will send newly acquired Marcus Stroman to the mound for the series opener Friday against the Nationals, who will counter with Stephen Strasburg.last_img read more