Video: Crazy Sevilla defending from Lionel Messi free kick

first_img Read Also: La Liga: Barcelona suffer title blow in 0-0 Sevilla draw The chance was the best opening of fast paced first half, with neither team really testing Vaclik or Marc Ter Stegen. Barcelona are aiming to extend their lead at the top to five points over Real Madrid, but a draw or defeat allows Zinedine Zidane’s side to leapfrog them, if they beat Real Sociedad on Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 First half chances have been few and far between in Barcelona’s La Liga clash at Sevilla on Friday night, but the hosts did not take chances with Lionel Messi. The Argentinian international has a fine set piece record with the Catalans, and Julen Lopetegui’s side were on red alert as Diego Carlos conceded a free kick inside Messi territory on 21 minutes. Anxious to avoid being embarrassed by one of Messi’s trademark under-the-wall free kicks, Lopetegui ordered former La Blaugrana winger Munir El Haddadi to lie down behind their defensive wall. Jules Kounde was also stationed as an extra defender on Tomas Vaclik’s goal line, with the French defender eventually heading Messi’s effort over the bar.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Liverpool owner to fans: Glad your patience paid off

first_imgStill basking in the euphoria of breaking a 30-year old jinx, Liverpool owner John W Henry has told club fans across the globe they have every right to dance in the air It gladdens the heart according to him to see that the three decade wait to clinch the premier league finally paid off, adding that the last 14 months represents a personal peak for him. Since June 2019 the Reds have won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and, after a 30-year wait, the league title. Henry’s Fenway Sports Group also owns baseball franchise Boston Red Sox, who ended their own 86-year trophy drought with a World Series victory in 2004, following up with further wins in 2007, 2013 and 2018. But the American believes what Liverpool have achieved sits above that. “The fact that we are champions of England, champions of Europe, the Club World Cup, and the Super Cup is just an extraordinary accomplishment by this organisation and by these players,” he told “To be involved with that, to have been a part of it has really been the capstone of my career and I think all of us who have been a part of Fenway Sports Group. “Liverpool Football Club is a family and it’s really something extraordinary to be part of. Premier league champions Liverpool “I just want to say (to the supporters) that you’ve waited a long time for this and I know we all have to celebrate responsibly, but this really feels sort of like the gift that keeps on giving. “Every day I get up, it’s front and centre that we won (in) England finally. So, that’s my wish for you, that every morning you get up for the next, as long as you can accomplish it, think about what we accomplished this year in Europe, England and I hope you feel as proud as I do. “To the staff, to the players, to all of you who expended so much effort over these last two years, I just want to say thank you from all of us at Fenway Sports Group. Read AlsoLonergan lauds ‘flawless’ Liverpool keeper Alisson Midfielder James Milner has however warned his team-mates it would be “criminal” for them to lose their focus after one Premier League title triumph. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different Actors7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?last_img read more

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

Montezuma County hosts July 5 Jim Henry Memorial

first_imgCORTEZ, Colo. – The Saturday, July 5 Jim Henry Memorial follows regular weekly racing on Independence Day at Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded both days. On Saturday, IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $750 to win with 15 or more entries. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are guaranteed $500 to win, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods $300 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks $150 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts $80 to win.Entry fees for Saturday’s pill draw/redraw show are $25 for the Modifieds, $20 for Stock Cars and $10 for Southern SportMods.Pit gates at Cortez open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps follow the 7 p.m. drivers’ meeting with racing at approximately 8 p.m.Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free for ages four and under. Pit passes are $30.More information is available by calling 505 419-2782.Henry had helped build the race track.last_img read more

Eagle Raceway primed for sixth annual IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals

first_imgEAGLE, Neb. – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car teams from across the country will head to Eagle Raceway for the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 RaceSaver Nationals.The sixth annual event concludes with a $2,500 to win, $1,250 to start main event. Entries are again expected to surpass the 100 mark for the biggest RaceSaver show of the season.“The growth of not only the RaceSaver division itself but the participation at RaceSaver Nationals is something to behold,” said Eagle Promoter Roger Hadan. “The car count continues to surpass any other Sprint Car race in the country and the number of fans who come to America’s Home Track every Labor Day Weekend grows annually as well.”Drivers can go to the website to pre-register and receive a free, reserved pit stall now, at a cost of $15. Registration after Aug. 23 is $50 and does not include a pit stall.All RaceSaver Nationals drivers must be licensed IMCA members and are required to have competed at a minimum of three IMCA sanctioned RaceSaver events prior to the Labor Day Weekend.Qualifying features on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 both pay $700 to win while the top prize for Saturday’s Jake Ita Memorial race is $1,000.Tech inspection starts at 9 a.m. Thursday. An open practice starts at 6 p.m. and precedes race of champions qualifying.The front nine cars qualify on Friday. Rows four through six will be set on Saturday before the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions main event.Sunday starts with an 11 a.m. dodgeball tournament benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Last-chance features complete the feature field of 27 with the IMCA Sprint Car RaceSaver Nationals main event to follow.Pit passes are $15 on Thursday and $25 each night Friday & Saturday. Sunday pit passes are $30. Discounted 3 day pit passes are available for $75.Adult grandstand admission is $13 on Friday, $15 on Satur­day and $18 on Sunday. Kids ages 6-12 are $5 and five and under get in free each night.A three-day grandstand pass is $40 and can be purchased online or by calling the Eagle Raceway office at 402 238-2595.RaceSaver Nationals is presented by Precise Racing Products.Also on the weekend card will be IMCA Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Pre-registration is not required in any of those divisions.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

Schrader, Nichols star at Connie Jewett Memorial

first_imgCasey Woken stayed with striking distance for much of the feature before settling for second behind Nichols. By Kelly Ninas  Nichols, meanwhile, hustled to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers, equaling the all-time IMCA career wins record with his 557th victory. The Harlan Hustler later joined David Murray Jr., owner of 557 IMCA Modified wins, Schrader and promoter Chad Dolan for a post-race photo; the four own more than 1,200 combined IMCA wins.  Ty Rogers was in the right place at the right time as he earned runner-up honors after starting in the seventh row. Taking advantage of the opportunity that presented itself, Luke Wassom grabbed the lead and held on to win the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Wassom was close behind when brothers Jacob Olmstead and Zach Olmstead made contact and lost momentum. LEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 30) – Ken Schrader raced his way onto the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot while Mike Nichols raced into another chapter in the IMCA record book at Dawson County Raceway’s Connie Jewett Memorial Championship Night.  When the smoke cleared, Blaine Walt was declared the victor in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. Walt was able to earn the victory despite being involved in a last-lap incident that took out the leaders in the yellow-flag marred event. Schrader topped Sunday’s $1,000 to win, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event for IMCA Modifieds, holding off Daniel Gottschalk as the 20-lapper wound down while hard charger Clay Money raced from the seventh row to finish third.  Ken Schrader earned $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth by winning the IMCA Modified feature at Dawson County Raceway’s Connie Jewett Memorial Championship Night. (Photo by Eldon Holmes) Brianna Maughlin was a force to be reckoned with as she set a blistering pace and finished strong in winning the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature. The victory came in her first visit to Dawson County. Wassom rocketed past. Jason Fusselman and Zach Olmstead made it close at the finish as the trio nearly passed the finish line side-by-side.last_img read more