Lionel Messi admits Argentina were lucky

first_img After being given the man of the match award he said: “I do not know if I deserve it but it’s important to be in the next round. 01/07/2014 Upd. at 22:54 “We had the possibility of penalties but we got it done in extra-time. “Today they made us work and we knew that was going to be the case. There are no easy games in this World Cup.” CEST Sport ENcenter_img Lionel Messi, voted as man of the match for the fourth consecutive game of the World Cup, said that Switzerland were a difficult opponent and celebrated the luck that helped Argentina through to the quarter-finals. “There are still some good sides in the competition. It’s a World Cup and in the World Cup there are no easy rivals,” he said.  “It all depended on that play, I thought to give it to ‘Noodle’, and then we could celebrate.”  Argentina beat Switzerland 1-0 after extra time, with Angel Di Maria scoring after Messi set him up.  “That is football and today we had the luck.”last_img read more

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Barcelona’s Ibrahim Afellay is a Tottenham transfer target this summer

first_img In England, Tottenham seem the most likely place for him to head. The team are planning for the 2015-16 season and want the Barcelona midfielder, who is currently on loan at Olympiakos. 02/04/2015 Afellay joined Barcelona in the 2010 winter transfer market from PSV. He won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2011 but was seriously injured later, causing him to miss many games. At the start of 2012-13 he was loaned to Schalke 04. Raimon Roma Upd. at 20:42 CEST After two loans and a bad knee injury, Ibrahim Afellay will leave Barcelona this summer. The Dutchman ends his contract and will sign for another club.last_img read more

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Dani Alves does not want to ask for Brazil’s forgiveness

first_img Sport EN “I don’t like unfairness and I care little for what others think of me, I am not politically correct nor live to please anyone. I look for positive energy from the right people, from those who live for a purpose.” “Apologies are only for losers, and we are absolutely not that! We work for love, for pleasure and for passion, in order to see our dedication turn into results.” “Everyone says that our job is easy… in reality we are workhorses, in order to continue moving forward we need winners, not historians.. many know who we are, but few actually know us.” 03/07/2015 Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET “A champion falls but gets back up, to continue looking for his dreams. Winning? I have won everything that you can win, but my dream is to continue.” Brazil’s elimination from the Copa America has been the source of some discomfort in the country, but their players have not taken well to press and public criticism. Dani Alves has shown his disagreement publicly, for what he considers to be an unfair attack. Using social media, the defender has published a long reflection on Instagram to explain his thoughts.last_img read more

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“If I was manager of Madrid or Barcelona, I would want Dele Alli”

first_img Upd. at 15:00 The most recent deal was signed last September when he committed until 2022 on terms worth 55,000 pounds per week. And despite having time to run on his contract, owner Daniel Levy wants to increase his wages again to fend off outside interest.  However, the London-based club are not going to let him leave easily. The idea is that he becomes one of the players to pick up 100,000 points per week. Said offer would bring him in line with the club’s top earners, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris. “Real Madrid and Barcelona are going to be interested and I would say Dele Alli is the prime suspect right now. Everyone wants him, and if I was the manager of Real Madrid and Barcelona, I would want him. He is a wonderful player and very young.” 12/01/2017 Dele Alli has become one of the most highly rated players in Europe. The young Tottenham player continues his rapid progression and clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona have both been linked with him.  CETcenter_img El Tottenham quiere blindar a Dele Alli Spurs’ plan is instead to increase the 20-year-old’s salary, according to the Daily Mai. Since first signing for the club in 2015, Alli has already had his contract renewed three times according to his growing status in the team.  Sport.es Spurs legend Ossia Ardiles says if he was the coach of either of the La Liga giants, he’d be keen on signing the England star.  IN SPORT.ES “Success breeds success, and a lot of [Tottenham’s] players are starting to demand interest from different clubs,” Ardiles told Sky Sports.last_img read more

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Florentino Perez: I don’t know if there will be a guard of honour

first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino Perez said after the Club World Cup final that he doesn’t know if Barcelona will give his side a guard of honour next Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu. IN SPORT.ES Everything suggests there will not be a guard of honour – last year Sevilla did not do one for Real Madrid, nor did Barcelona do one for Real Madrid agter the European Super Cup. Granada did not do one for Madrid when they won the Club World Cup previously either. CET 16/12/2017 Sport EN Upd. at 23:53 “If there isn’t, it won’t devalue our title, I see great morale in the players, it’s been very good ahead of Saturday’s game,” said the chief. Florentino: “No sé si habrá pasillo”last_img read more

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Henrique: “Rabiot’s attitude is unacceptable and unprofessional”

first_img 08/03/2019 Upd. on 11/03/2019 at 09:45 CET Sport EN The alarm bells continue to ring in Paris, After their last minute elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Manchester United, it’s now Adrien Rabiot’s turn to be in hot water again. The ousted midfielder was recorded partying in the city only a few hours after the match, despite not being involved in the contest at all. This video upset PSG supporters as well as those in the boardroom. Antero Henrique, who hasn’t hidden his frustration over Rabiot’s contract situation, was the person who came out to express that anger. Speaking with RMC Sport, the director of football at PSG said this: “I find the attitude and lack of professionalism from Adrien Rabiot towards the club and his teammates unacceptable. I remind you that until the 30th June 2019, he remains part of our squad.”center_img The player hasn’t been used by PSG this year and his contract expires in the summer. He’s been linked with a move to Barça but interest appears to have cooled in recent weeks. Bayern, Arsenal and Liverpool amongst others will fight it out for his signature in July. “La actitud de Rabiot es inaceptable y de falta de profesionalidad” IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

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Cricket- Ind vs WI 1st T20I Review: India avoid early jitters to take the…

first_imgAdvertisement iae6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs726x1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3xx75( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) w35asWould you ever consider trying this?😱hse0wCan your students do this? 🌚ezouRoller skating! Powered by Firework Image Courtesy: NDTV SportsAdvertisement The Men In Blue went one up in the T20I series after overcoming a motivated West Indies bowling line up. In a tricky chase, Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey kept their cool before debutant Krunal Pandya sealed it with an artsy cameo.India’s good touch with the coin continued as skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and sent the visitors to bat at Eden Gardens. The Indian bowling continued their good touch from the final two ODI’s to demolish the West Indies batting line-up for a paltry 109-8 after the end of 20 overs.Advertisement Only one batsman managed to surpass the 20 run mark for the hosts as the Indian bowling line-up struck at regular intervals. Spinners flourished at Kolkata with Kuldeep Yadav ending up with impressive figures of 3-13 while Krunal Pandya had a memorable debut with his returns of 1-15.Advertisement With the target of 110 looking like a cakewalk at first, 21-year-old Oshane Thomas instilled fear in the Indian hearts with his raw pace. The youngster sent back both the openers back to the pavilion inside three overs. Rest of the bowling line-up got in to get rid of the early middle order of KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant.Tottering at 45-4, wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey ensured India get over this tricky chase with a crucial stand of 38 runs. Krunal Pandya seemed at ease from ball one in his entertaining cameo of 21 off just 9 balls which steered the Blues to victory with 2 overs to spare.Man Of The Match: Kuldeep YadavBrief Scorecard:West Indies: 109-8 (20 overs) (F.Allen 27; K.Yadav 3-13, K.Pandya 1-15)India: 110-5 (17.5 overs) (D.Karthik 31; C.Brathwaite 2-11, O.Thomas 2-21)Read Also:IPL: Kings XI Punjab continue overhaul as Virender Sehwag parts ways with franchiseInd vs WI- 1st T20 Preview: Familiar format brings Windies neck to neck with hosts  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Boxer Adonis Stevenson is still in coma after getting knocked out three weeks ago

first_imgAdvertisement b8hxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs62mkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6jz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7mWould you ever consider trying this?😱3dgbCan your students do this? 🌚zm537Roller skating! Powered by Firework Former WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson was knocked out in the eleventh round by the newly crowned champion, thereby ending Stevenson’s five-year reign as a champion. Canada native Stevenson was knocked out by Oleksandr Gvosdyk of Ukraine in a light heavyweight title bout that took place in Quebec City, Montreal.Advertisement Gvosdyk knocked out Stevenson with a flurry of hard shots at 2:49 seconds of the 11th round. The 41-year-old boxer was put on a stretcher after the bout and left Videotron Centre in an ambulance.Advertisement However, according to his promoter Yvon Michel, Stevenson’s condition has not improved and he is still in a coma and doctors sedated him and placed him on a ventilator since December 1.Promoter Yvon Michel said Thursday “doctors do not venture an opinion on what lies ahead” for the former WBC light heavyweight champion.Advertisement He further stated that “there is no improvement at the moment. He has a great team of doctors who take care of him and the evaluations are daily.”Stevenson is in intensive care at Quebec City’s Hopital de l’Enfant-Jesusstill and “needs mechanical assistance to breathe”SportsIndiashow and MMAIndia team pray for the speedy recovery of the former Light Heavyweight champion.Also Read:Tyson Fury To Donate $10 Million Purse To Helping The Poor And Homeless Advertisementlast_img read more

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NBA Playoffs Recap, 15/4/19 – Lillard and Blazers beat OKC

first_imgAdvertisement aavkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsimimWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eji( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bWould you ever consider trying this?😱2xCan your students do this? 🌚a3fh8pRoller skating! Powered by Firework Damian Lillard scored 30 points as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-99 in Game 1. The Thunder were the favourites going into the tie, but the Blazers surprised everyone. Enes Kante had 20 points, and 18 rebounds, and C. J . McCollum added 20 points. Russell Westbrook had a triple-double for the Thunder, but it was not enough in the end.Advertisement The Bucks had no such problems, and they destroyed the Pistons in their Game 1. The final scoreline was 121-86, as the best regular season team had no problems. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds, as 7 Bucks were in double figures. Blake Griffin was out for Detroit, and they failed to threaten the Bucks.Advertisement Another heavy win was seen in Houston, as the Rockets defeated the Jazz 122-90. James Harden had 29 points and ten assists, as the starters for Houston had a strong game. The Jazz are potentially facing a first-round exit if they fail to improve on this performance.The final game was a low-scoring affair, as the Celtics won 84-74 against the Pacers. Indiana were leading early on, but they managed just 8 points in the third quarter. Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris scored 20 apiece for Boston.Advertisement That’s all the action from today, visit this space tomorrow for more of the same! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Manchester United aren’t giving up on De Ligt

first_imgAdvertisement 28ja9lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5a7wjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0iio( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 739yfWould you ever consider trying this?😱ufsrCan your students do this? 🌚3mvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Some reports are claiming that Manchester United are still in the running for landing Europe’s hottest property Matthjis De Ligt.Advertisement United would not expect to be among the favourites to sign one of the most in-demand players in Europe given their terrible Premier League campaign, but those close to De Ligt claim the thought of being the poster boy of the rebuild at Old Trafford does still hold some appeal.Advertisement Manchester United are in the phase of a rebuild and De Ligt is just 19. He can bring with him the much needed revamp at the red side of Manchester.For now it seems Barcelona who have already signed De Ligt’s teammate and Eridiviese player of the season Frenkie De Jong are the favourites to sign the Dutch defender. Manchester City , Juventus and even Atletico Madrid are dark horses in this race.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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