Wan-Bissaka could get shock England call-up with Southgate set to recall Winks

first_imgHARRY WINKS will return to the England squad as Gareth Southgate prepares for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.England’s head coach is also considering a shock call for Manchester United’s £50million right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.1 Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Winks are both pushing for a call-up from Gareth SouthgateTottenham midfielder Winks has not played for his country since the 3-0 victory over USA in November last year.Southgate will pick a 26-man squad for the qualifiers at Wembley on Saturday week against Bulgaria and the trip to St Mary’s to play Kosovo the following Tuesday.Southgate has been impressed with Winks’ fine form this season.Wan-Bissaka has made an assured start to his career at Old Trafford since joining from Crystal Palace and is pushing hard for a call up.Southgate will pick Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but Wan-Bissaka is competing for a spot with Kieran Trippier.Southgate is also likely to name Chelsea’s Mason Mount in today’s squad.He has scored Prem goals against Leicester and Norwich after being promoted to the first team under Frank Lampard.Man Utd newbie Wan-Bissaka scores easy solo goal in training before making amazing tackle to set up another ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMOST READ IN SPORT SILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleLeicester forward James Maddison is still sweating on a return but England legend Paul Gascoigne has tipped him to make his mark.He said: “Maddison wants to be on the ball all the time. He’s like Jack Wilshere a while back.“You rarely see anybody taking on players. They are frightened in case they lose the ball.”last_img read more

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Spurs offer Christian Eriksen £60m deal to make him club’s joint top earner

first_imgTOTTENHAM chairman Daniel Levy is ready to break the bank to tempt Christian Eriksen to finish his career at the club with a five-year £60million deal.The Denmark international is reportedly being offered £230,000-a-week along with bonuses to put him alongside Harry Kane as the club’s top earners.2 Christian Eriksen has been offered a £60m deal to stay at TottenhamCredit: GettyEriksen is out of contract in May and is thought to want to move to Spain, with Real Madrid and Barcelona linked with the talisman.But after talks with boss Mauricio Pochettino, Levy is desperate to keep a player who has been pivotal to Spurs’ success over the last four years, including reaching last season’s Champions League final.The Dane has scored 50 Premier League goals in 198 starts.But it is his role as the assist king which has forced Levy’s hand to try a last-ditch move to keep him, according to Football Insider.Had the Londoners been able to sign him on a longer deal or sold him two years ago, they would surely have attracted a £100m-plus fee for a player who has been in the top five for Premier League assists for the last four seasons.Eriksen, 27, can sign a pre-contract with a foreign club from January.He has already snubbed a £200,000-a-week offer from Spurs.It was claimed he was house-hunting in Madrid this summer.2Latest Tottenham newsGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothGossipJOSE’S SP-ARKSpurs ‘in secret transfer talks’ with Napoli over £45m-rated Arkadiusz MilikGossipALL O-VERVertonghen may QUIT Spurs for free next month as club refuse two-year dealGossipNO KANE DOSpurs reject Kane approach by Barca forcing them into £100m Martinez moveGossipDOUBLE BUBBLESpurs eye double Serie A transfer swoop for Alex Sandro and CastagnePochettino left Eriksen out of his starting line-up for two of the first three games of this season as he grew frustrated at speculation linking the player with a move abroad.The midfielder could still leave if a big offer comes in in January.He has also been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid and link up with former team-mate Kieran Trippier.Mauricio Pochettino hits back at Kieran Trippier over claims he forced defender out of Tottenhamlast_img read more

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Alderweireld has rollercoaster of an afternoon as Bergwijn shines again

first_imgTOTTENHAM continued their push for Champions League qualification after a cracking contest at Villa Park.Heung-min Son made Bjorn Engels pay for a howler in the dying seconds of the contest to seal a dramatic 3-2 win.1 Son celebrates scoring a dramatic winner at the endCredit: Getty Images – GettySome questionable defending throughout allowed Villa to take the lead through a Toby Alderweireld own goal.The Belgian then scored a brilliant equaliser before Son pounced on his missed penalty rebound to put the visitors ahead.Engels then headed Villa level before his shocker allowed Son to grab his second and seal a priceless victory.Here SunSport’s Richard Forrester dishes out Spurs’ player ratings as they move up to fifth.HUGO LLORIS – 5/10Bit of a stinker in the opening 45 minutes. Didn’t cover himself in glory with Villa’s opener and then got lucky with numerous other opportunities.Looked more assured in the second period but kept getting caught in two minds from Villa corners.SERGE AURIER – 5Was given the runaround by Jack Grealish throughout the first half.Remains a real liability in Spurs’ back four and could barely get close to the Villa star.Did improve in the second period and was a threat down the right.DAVINSON SANCHEZ – 6Solid if not unspectacular for the visitors. Made a couple of vital interceptions in the box to deny the hosts.His long ball at the end assisted Son with the help of Engels.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 4An absolute rollercoaster of an afternoon for the centre-back.It was a dreadful piece of defending for the own goal but redeemed himself with a cracking finish at the other end.Was then beaten to the header for Villa’s equaliser.BEN DAVIES – 6Was probably the most assured of all the defenders and made a goal-saving block in the first 45 minutes.Mourinho didn’t give him much of a licence to get forward so didn’t influence the game at the other end of the field.HARRY WINKS – 6Tough afternoon for Winks in the heart of midfield.He would’ve liked to have put more of a stamp on the game and get on the ball more. Grew into the contest as it went on.ERIC DIER – 5Barely influenced proceedings although made a crucial piece of defending in the first half to deny Villa doubling their advantage.Was hooked off on 60 minutes.LUCAS MOURA – 6Not his best day. Appeared to be playing deeper than usual and desperately tried to influence proceedings.A few nice touches posed little threat in front of goal.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids DELE ALLI – 6Managed to find so much space in the hole and did everything right apart from his final ball.Should have had his name on the scoresheet but was wasteful in front of goal.Spurned a great chance in the second half and appeared to leave his shooting boots at home.STEVEN BERGWIJN – 8A really quiet first 35 minutes but came to life towards the end of the first half before winning a penalty.His pace caused real issues for the hosts with a number of driving runs at the Villa defence.Could be a really impressive signing judging on performances so far.HEUNG-MIN SON – 8Showed brilliant composure right at the end to seal the win when the pressure was on.Grabbed two goals but could have easily had four or five with the amount of chances he had.Villa struggled to contain him.SubsLo Celso (on for Dier, 60) 5Came on to try and add extra attacking impotence but struggled to make an impact.Gedson Fernandes (on for Alli, 83) The new boy did not get enough time to make an impression.last_img read more

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Team Cook Islands named for Commonwealth Youth Games

first_imgTeam Cook Islands, to be headed by Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) sports manager Siniva Marsters, will be taking part in aquatics (swimming), athletics, lawn bowls and rugby sevens.Marsters has become the second female after Rosie Blake to lead Team Cook Islands to an international event.The athletes, aged 14 to 18 years, will be gunning for their personal bests in the week-long games in Apia.“We haven’t won any medals in the Commonwealth Youth Games so the aim is always to win at least a medal. The athletes will also be targeting their personal best in the games,” Marsters says.Temaruata Strickland, who made his debut in the World Swimming Championship in Russia this month, will compete in the 50 metres and 100m freestyle and backstroke events.Cook Islands field athlete Denzelle To’o will compete in the discus and shotput events while Ngametua Arama and Taiki Paniani will take part in the singles and mixed bowling events.The Cook Islands women’s sevens side will have only one locally-based player, Teiti Tupuna, while the rest of the members are from Australia and New Zealand. Tupuna was in the national touch rugby team which won medals in the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. Marsters says Strickland’s experience in the world championship will help him do well in the coming games. She says To’o has also gained valuable international exposure after competing in the IAAF World Youth Championship in Columbia in July.He is training under the watchful eyes of Shaka Sola, a former Pacific, Commonwealth, Olympic and World Games representative for Samoa.Marsters is also hoping good results from the lawn bowls team.“The lawn bowls is doing quite well, especially the senior squad, but the juniors are still developing.“In rugby, we will have only one local based player, Teiti, who is an all-rounder. She will be training with the national senior squad under Vase Samania.”Marsters says the rugby team will be in Samoa a week before the games, leaving the country on August 28 to acclimatise to conditions there.The rest of the team will leave on September 2.“All the athletes have their training programmes and they know what is expected from them. They are preparing well for this games.”This will be the second biggest Team Cook Islands contingent to the CYG which started in 2000.Up to 1000 young Commonwealth athletes will represent their country and compete for 107 gold medals in nine sports.Events include aquatics (swimming), archery, athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rugby sevens, squash, tennis and weightlifting.Samoa will become the first Pacific island nation to host the Commonwealth Youth Games.Team Cook IslandsSwimming – Temaruata Strickland (50m, 100m freestyle and backstroke)Athletics – Denzelle To’o (discus and shotput)Lawn bowls – Ngametua Arama, Taiki Paniani (singles and mix), Mereana Tera (team manager)Rugby 7s – Ngatokotoru Arakua, Shannon Muru, Te Aorere Salter, Teiti Tupuna, Dawn Tearoa, Natalie Tearoa,Tyneeka Tuoro, Samaria Taia, Tangata Tupou, Xian Garnier, Phylis Horn, Nga-Tuakana Utikere, Pandora Partridge-Fruean (team manager), Matthew Atiga (coach), Tanya Browne (physio)Team Leader – Siniva Marsters (head of delegation)Team Liaison Officer – Toese Gago (provided by the organising committee).last_img read more

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The ‘Hispanics’ deactivate Latvia to debut well in the European

first_imgPhoto: EFE Successful second part of the Spaniards, who win 33-22 The Spanish handball team started with victory the European Men’s Championship, where it defends its title won in 2018, after imposing 33-22 on Latvia in a rough match corresponding to the first day of Group C.Thus, the ‘Hispanics’ sweated a great deal before a team that made its historical debut in the final phase of a European and that, on the parquet of the Trondheim Spektrum, were entrusted to the coral claw and the success in attack of the corpulent Dainis side KristopansIn this multisede championship for Norwegian, Swedish and Austrian lands, the pupils of Jordi Ribera took to warm up. The five goals of Kristopans in the first part joined several key stops of Edgars Kuksa, causing the Spanish drought until the minute 7:28.Ferran Solé was in charge of opening the ‘Hispanic’ account, transforming a penalty and thus changing the dynamics of a somewhat rough encounter. Until 19:11, when Jorge Maqueda scored a pitch from the left side, Spain was not ahead on the scoreboard.Kristopans kept the Latvian team close, aided by the left back Aivis Jurdzs, and the game was also embarrassed by the red card that the referees taught Maqueda himself for having struck in the face of an opponent during a defensive action.center_img In spite of everything, those of Ribera knew how to manage that setback and with a great deal they left in the electronic Trondheim Spektrum (14-10). Just above the horn that indicated the rest, a quite distant throw from Uvis Strazdins surprised goalkeeper Rodrigo Corrales and put the 14-11 in between.When returning from the locker room, defensive intensity was seen in Spain and the small partials were increasing their advantage, with Ángel Fernández standing in the sharpest weapon. His five goals, at the rate of five shots and therefore with 100% effectiveness, left the victory for the defending team of the title well channeled.In contrast, Kristopans accused fatigue and no one else came to the rescue of the staff trained by Armands Uscins. In mere anecdote was the second red card received by the ‘Hispanics’, this time towards Viran Morros for a play traced to that of Maqueda.Nor did his teammates notice it, as Aleix Gómez joined the global success in the offensive tasks and Gonzalo Pérez de Vargas gave a formidable relief to Corrales in the goal. Thus, Latvia suffered to certify its defeat by 33-22 in a group that is emerging after Germany’s simultaneous victory over the Netherlands (34-23).DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: SPAIN, 33 – LATVIA, 22 (14-11, at rest).–EQUIPMENT.SPAIN: Corrales (P), Maqueda (1), Entrerríos (3), Guardiola (1), D.Dujshebaev (1), Solé (4, 2 pen.) And Ariño (1) –titles–; Pérez de Vargas (P) (1), Fernández (5), A.Dujshebaev (3), Sarmiento (2), Aginagalde (2), Figueras (1), Cañellas (3), Morros (1) and Gómez (4 , 1 pen.).LATVIA: Kuksa (P), Versakovs (3, 1 pen.), Strazdins (1), Jurdzs (5), Kristopans (7), Arajs (-) and Dude (3) –titles–; Purins (P), Leja (1), Kreicbergs (2), Tuminskis (-), Lilienfelds (-), Klesniks (-), Pavlovics (-), Ermanis (-), Politers (-) and Suleiko.– PARTIALS EVERY 5 MINUTES: 0-1, 2-4, 5-6, 8-8, 11-9 and 14-11 (rest); 16-13, 19-16, 21-16, 26-17, 26-19 and 33-22.– ARBITRATORS: Henrik Mortensen and Jesper Kirkholm Madsen (DIN). On behalf of Spain, they warned Ariño with a yellow card; and they reprimanded Maqueda and Morros with a red card. On the part of Latvia, two minutes excluded Dude, Jurdzs (2), Klesniks and Kreicbergs; and yellowed Dude.–PAVILION: Trondheim Spektrum.last_img read more

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Muguruza climbs 16 places in the ranking: it is the 16th in the world

first_imgoneAshleigh Barty (Aus)8,367 16Garbiñe Muguruza2,527 8Serena Williams (USA)3,915 twoSimona Halep (Rum)6,101 He arrived in Melbourne with out being seeded for the first time since Roland Garros 2014, a undeniable fact that made his approach in the field tough, since he needed to face and beat the world quantity 5, Svitolina, 9, Bertens and 4, Halep, to be in the last. Now you might be nearly assured to enter as a favourite in all three Grand Slams that stay this season and in a lot of the tournaments the place you intend to take part, as a result of, in addition, you don’t defend too many factors from final yr, so it has sufficient room for enchancment in the classification. 5Belinda Bencic (Sui)4,675 3Karolina Pliskova (RCh)5,290 WTA World Rating 6Bianca Andreescu (Can)4,665center_img 10Naomi Osaka (Jap)3,626 7Kiki Bertens (Hol)3,965 Garbiñe Muguruza has many issues to have a good time after his efficiency at the Australian Open, regardless of falling in the last in opposition to the American Sofia Kenin. Along with the apparent pleasure of getting reached the final spherical of a Grand Slam for the fourth time in his profession, success tremendously fixes the panorama of the remainder of the season to the Spanish, as a result of he climbs 16 places in the rating, from 32 to 16, with what returns to the top-20 after being out of it 30 weeks, from June 10, 2019. With 2,527 factors it is at 1,099 of the tenth place that Naomi Osaka now occupies with 3,626. 4Elina Svitolina (Ucr)4,775 Muguruza, which was primary in September 2017, the yr I shut as second in the rating, any more he’ll discover himself with a bit of clearer photos with respect to the final course, in which he needed to face very highly effective rivals in early rounds. 9Sofia Kenin (USA)3,795 Market StallParticipantfactorslast_img read more

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Milan contact Emery

first_imgHe ventures revolution in Milan and this could lead Unai Emery to the rossonero bench, as reported by Sky Italia Y AS could confirm. The change of wind in the Italian club has already started with the departure of Zvonimir Boban as football director and the arrival of two new executives, the German Hendrik Almstadt and the French Geoffrey Moncada. It is also not certain that Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara will continue and there is little chance that Stefano Pioli will remain on the bench. The favorite to replace him is Ralf Rangnick, former Leipzig coach. There had already been contacts with the German before the coronavirus crisis. Nevertheless, talks have resumed. Rangnick has demanded a role beyond the bench and wants to participate in the sports decisions of the club.But, at the same time, Milan have also contacted Unai Emery, who was removed from Arsenal this season. So far, it has only been a survey. Sky also points to the Marcelino bid, whose last team was Valencia, who left at the beginning of the course due to discrepancies with the owner, Peter Lim.last_img read more

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Forlán and his best memories at Atlético: “Your skin bristles”

first_imgDiego Forlan He is also taking advantage of social media to communicate and give interviews during this time of confinement. The former Atlético striker and Peñarol coach participated in the Argentine program Referents and he remembered the best moments of his career, especially with Atlético and Uruguay. The goals and the titles, but not only that. He also remembers bitter moments with much affection … That stage also coincides with great triumphs for the Uruguay team, of which he was one of the great leaders. His goals helped bring the Charrúa to the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup — best player and co-scorer of the tournament— and to win the America’s Cup 2011. “I used to spend time watching World Cup goals and today being in that video that I used to watch is great. It was spectacular to reach the World Cup semifinals, even though we couldn’t get on the podium, and then win the Copa América in Argentina. This closed everything. “ Cherry tree Osaka ForwardUruguay Forlancenter_img Forlan arrived at Atlético in 2007, he played the Champions for two years, in 2009 he achieved the Golden Boot and in 2010, the Europa League, with his goals in the final and the semifinals, and the European Super Cup. He left 2011, after four seasons in which he became one of the great strikers in the club’s history. “Between 2007 and 2011, maybe 2006, he starts at Villarreal, where he started, and then with Atlético and the national team”, Diego explains about his best stage as a soccer player. He Handle He listed what he feels are his best moments at Atleti: “I would say that the Europa League and the European Super Cup We won are two spectacular moments, so we lived at that time in the club, we came from difficult and complicated moments when things did not go. Reach the final and win it and then the Cup, which although we lost it that moment at the Camp Nou it was spectacular… What was the atmosphere of the stadium after the game was very hot, very loving … People applauded us, while Sevilla celebrated, we were on the other side looking at our fans and your skin bristles … “.last_img read more

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LaLiga agrees on the return today and the clubs aim for May

first_imgThebes, as it has already tried unsuccessfully with economic measures to alleviate the coronavirus crisis, prefer than there is consensus among all the clubs and a solution about him back to training that does not harm anyone. The president of LaLiga also has health like one of the priorities right now, but that doesn’t stop him from focusing on searching agreements for the future regarding the organization of the calendar. Ideally, for patronal, would be mark a date in which all the teams come back at once, although it will be difficult to achieve.However, it has raised suspicions the fact that various clubs (not only the Real) are already moving individually to return to training as soon as possible. Since some sectors of Spanish football it points to the recklessness of wanting restart the trainings this week it is clearly due to a strategy: Send a message to television sponsors, operators and subscribers that the competition will restart right away with your mind on the May 29 or June 6 as most likely dates. By cons, wiser managers they assure AS that their clubs have no intention to go back to second week of May. The Royal movement surprised to Federation and AFEsince the government regulations for them seem very clear in their obsessive about at sanitary measures. Although have not positioned publicly, several sources consulted saw this intention to return to training as a unsupported tone output already clarified. The leagueFor his part, he preferred keep silence and wait to debate all in the Delegate Commission than is celebrated today by video conference and in which six First Clubs (Madrid, Seville, Betis, Valencia, Villarreal and Levante) and six other Second Clubs (Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Almería and Lugo) will participate.last_img read more

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Materazzi on Zidane’s header: “They should have kissed the ground he was standing on …”

first_imgAlmost 14 years have passed since that fatal set in the World Cup final between France and Italy in which Zidane headed Materazzi … but the action still kicks in. Has been the Italian defender himself who has revived it with explosive statements that were made in the context of social networks, in a live interview on the Instagram of Chelf Davide Oldani: “Zidane was protected by the French, but my own compatriots crushed me, for me they are not true Italians …”, surprised last Thursday in statements that now collect the Daily Mail and RMC Sport.Although Materazzi was the object of the aggression of the now Real Madrid coach, the defender was highly criticized for the previous provocation. “I am a patriot”, Materazzi said in that carefree environment. “And I have always defended the colors of Italy. His criticism (that of the people of his country) is what hurt me the most after this World Cup. These people should have kissed the ground I stepped on since I scored the tie”. Materazzi, in fact, marked the goal of the tie that gave rise to penalties (and also transformed his). Italy beat a France that was already without Zidane. But the Real Madrid player was treated as a kind of hero in his country. Even Jaques Chirac praised him the day after: “Dear Zidane, you are a genius, a soccer virtuoso,” the politician went on to say, while there were criticisms of Materazzi.When ten years of the action were completed, Materazzi revealed what he said to Zidane in LÈquipe: “I said to Zidane some stupid words that could not provoke such a reaction. In any field of Rome, Naples, Milan or Paris you hear much worse things. I spoke of his sister, but not of his mother as I have read in some newspapers. My Mother died when I was 15 years old, so I would never have fallen so low to insult her mother, “he clarified.last_img read more

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