FIFA deputy secretary general for “breaches” in contract

first_imgThe German-Swiss official, a former basketball player, has been acting secretary general since Jérôme Valcke was handed a 12-year ban from all footballing activity. “Markus Kattner has been dismissed from his position effective immediately,” a short statement confirmed this evening.”FIFA’s internal investigation uncovered breaches of his fiduciary responsibilities in connection with his employment contract.”FIFA will not comment further on any of the details, but will continue its cooperation with the relevant authorities.Kattner joined FIFA in 2003 as director of finance and has served in the deputy secretary general position since 2007.Few details have emerged so far as to exactly what he did, but it is thought there was a clause in his contract awarding himself large bonus payments.It is thought the issue has only come to light in the last few days. The incident is thus not directly connected to the wider corruption allegations centred around payments supposedly made by Valcke and former President Sepp Blatter.But it is a further indication of the rotten culture at the heart of the body.It comes after Senegal’s Fatma Samoura was named as new secretary general at FIFA’s Congress in Mexico City earlier this month.last_img read more

Supper-conjuration of the template promoted by Setién himself

first_imgNevertheless, the arrival of Setién has served to boost this type of initiatives, which are always well received among the players.It is evident that the arrival of the Cantabrian coach is beginning to revolutionize the work routine I was wearing the team so far. To get started, eliminated the rest day the team had on Wednesday, also put a double session the day before, organizes a dinner on Thursday, puts the Friday afternoon training so that players can extend the night a bit, on Saturday the team will train in the morning but without knowing the list of summoned, since the same day of the match a session is called at 12 o’clock and subsequent call. There is no doubt that Quique Setién has arrived with the intention of putting his seal to the team as soon as possible. In fact, since last September that the staff did not call a dinner, since the traditional Christmas could not be celebrated because of the tight calendar during those weeks and the lack of lace to organize such a party. The staff of FC Barcelona took advantage of this Friday they exercise in the afternoon to make an exit and meet all under the table and tablecloth of a well-known restaurant in the upper area of ​​Barcelona, ​​as advanced TV3. The dinner was sponsored by the coach himself, Quique Setién, which considers this type of key initiatives for the group to continue strengthening its links and function as a pineapple.last_img read more

1×1 Madrid: Vinicius changes the derby, Benzema decides

first_imgCourtois It is the Courtois del Atleti, but in Madrid. He has sent to the past the debate in the goal with performances like this one from the derby, saving 0-1 in the 18 ’to Vitolo. Go out and send up as if you were surrounded by small children. A fact stands out in its service sheet: 14 doors to zero, including those of Sevilla, Valencia, Barça and Atleti, in 26 games.Carvajal Canterano de crib, feel these meetings in a special way that connects with the Bernabéu. Strong in defense, he also worried a lot about climbing.Varane A pediment overlooked, acted as a watchman and nothing escaped him. It continues to grow in construction.Bouquets It was the Ramos that grows in the big dates. He started very much at 9 because Atleti inspired him in the rival goal, although his two Kroos pass shots were somewhat flawed. The leader of the leader.Mendy The Rock rises so much that sooner or later it can be decisive. He was seen in the 1-0, in which he served Benzema on the plate.Fede Valverde. More liberated than in La Romareda by Casemiro’s presence, he again broke lines with an insulting ease and covered the field as if he only played. His enormous display earned him the cry of the Bernabéu. In the first half he played the extreme and even the right side. In a zambombazo in 47 ’he ran into Oblak. Modric He is already 34 years old, but it does not seem so. Zidane has succeeded in managing her minutes so she can continue to take her talent for a walk and know how to be on important dates. He was the first to test Oblak, after a progression in the first period discount. In 75 ‘he fired deflected from the front.Casemiro When the reader goes through this text, Casemiro will continue running and solving problems. He was the owner and lord of the center of the field. He was able to penalize Morata, but found the referee as an ally.Kroos (changed to rest). He picked up very well in the last meters and gave fluidity to the circulation, but Zidane sacrificed him to seek greater depth.Isco (changed to rest). Zidane did not play this time with the Malaga player, the ace in the sleeve that is usually saved. ‘Magic’ just left Marcos Llorente a beautiful dance in 34. ’Benzema The 9 minus 9 in the world opened the scoring with a goal of 9, breaking a boring 265-minute run without goals in the derbies. And there are already 18 goals.They also played.Lucas Vázquez (entered after the break). Zizou’s pylon hammer, in his field and in Atlético, was elementary to tip the scales in favor of Madrid. Lodi, who until his appearance had had a quiet afternoon, suffered with his onslaught.Vinicius (entered after the break). It is the plunger of Madrid, of holder as in La Romareda or substitute as in the derby. A pass from outside, after holding the ball as necessary, began to tear down the wall of Atletico in the 1-0 play. He changed the mood of the team and the fans: that if a spectacular control, that if a heel pass that paid with a parson of Vrsaljko (the Croatian saw the yellow one later, surpassed by the carioca), that if a left with the chest , that if an overflow with shot that broke Oblak …last_img read more

Oscar dares to challenge Messi

first_imgAs the inventor of folha-seca “He has a hit suigéneris. It is a ball that moves little. Up and down. I would lie if I told you that the paste like Didí … investigates the folha-seca … “, Aguirre replied to questions from journalists about what he thinks of his player’s punch. The reference to Didí are major words. The Brazilian, who died in 2001, was world champion in 58 and 62 and was, at the time, one of the best rights on the planet. He went through Real Madrid and is part of the International Football Hall of Champions, FIFA’s hall of fame. He is also considered the inventor of the beating that Oscar executed, the folha-seca. “It has entered perfect. I can not complain. I was convinced”, toned in mixed zone yesterday Oscar himself, who, rogue, revealed that his hit had a slight trick. Before throwing, he moved the ball back a little so that the ball could catch more travel in the fall. “I have seen that the barrier was a little close and I threw it back. And the ball has entered well ”he confessed. Real’s goal was the fifth that marks this season (whenever he scores, the Lega scores) and the ninth since he is a Leganés player. Coincidentally, none of those who won last season were a direct foul, one of the luck he was already driving in his time at Real Madrid and which has taken a long time to look for Butarque, although, now that he has done so, he shows it easily. So much that he even dares to challenge Leo Messi. Because with the goal (goal) he made to Real Sociedad this Sunday, The midfielder Pepinero already has three goals of direct foul, only one less than Messi, the current leader of this classification in the overall championship. He struggles in terms of figures that could well be also in terms of the beauty of the many. Oscar dominates the art of folha-seca, that dry beat that takes height to, seconds later, descend violently as if it were magnetized by Mother Earth. That has been the formula with which this ex of Real Madrid has marked those three goals of failure that already adds this season. Goals are, in Leganés, a matter of drought. It is not that pickles have distinguished themselves since they were First for crushing rival goals. And to do it already for lack seemed almost impossible affair. The statistics supported the chimera. Until September 25, 2019, in the current season, he had only scored a bit of direct pitching. It was achieved by Gabriel Pires on September 17, 2016 against Barça (1-5). More than three years of drought that Óscar Rodríguez broke in front of Athletic. That goal at the dawn of autumn has uncovered the talent of Los Navalmorales, now launched in this fate to be able to challenge Leo Messi himself. last_img read more

Rubi makes a ‘casting’ in the quarry before the casualties up

first_imgThe casualties of Borja Iglesias by sanction, Juanmi for injury and surely Dego Lainez, who on Tuesday did not exercise after having been operated a few days ago of appendicitis, will cause Rubi to summon a boy from the branch to be part of the bench before Mallorca The Catalan coach called three attack squad players for Tuesday’s training: Raúl García de Haro, Mohamed Mizzian and Roberto González, Robert.Raul, who has scored 11 goals in the 21 Third games in which he has performed this campaign, He has already been summoned in three meetings with Rubi and came to play the last minutes in Pamplona and Villareal. Robert has not been called yet this year although he debuted last season, with Quique Setién, in Copa del Rey. It is more half-pointed than the other two but you can also play within the rival area. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 18, 2020 Mizzian, who played in the lower categories of Real Madrid and that Betis signed last summer of Melilla, He has just turned 20 and has also scored 11 goals, in his case in 23 Third games. It is a spiky ram (1.86) who, trust Heliopolis, will soon have technical skills to begin to emerge in the elite.last_img read more

Baptist: “I have to be focused from the beginning”

first_img“I actually like to play in Dubai, as a result of it is rather snug for gamers to have the lodge so shut to the match and the services are superb, additionally the coaching courts, the place we are able to be so long as we would like,” he instructed the web site of the Responsibility Free Tennis Roberto Bautista, champion in 2018, which is able to debut on Tuesday in opposition to the German Jan-Lennard Struff. “It is extremely simple to play right here, though the situations are generally a bit windy. Usually they’re good, good to get pleasure from and play good tennis,” continues the Castellón, who speaks effectively of his rival, which has been measured thrice with as many victories in two units and solely 15 misplaced video games: “He has improved quite a bit, may be very aggressive and may play very quick, whereas being strong and focused. However I’ll attempt to beat him, in fact.” Bautista, who obtained on the day of star therapy media, talked about the workforce competitions wherein he shone with Spain: “I actually loved the ATP Cup, it was an ideal begin to the season after the Davis Cup. We performed effectively, we had been very shut to profitable the title and it was superb to play as a workforce. It’s a good expertise for the followers and the atmosphere, each the Davis, the Laver and the ATP Cup. “Lastly, the quantity 12 in the world analyzed the match image and its prospects. On its method are, amongst others, Basilashvili , Tsitsipas and Fognini, earlier than a potential remaining in opposition to Djokovic, whom he beat thrice, two final 12 months. “The image in Dubai is all the time very onerous, as a result of they’re the greatest in the world. I have to be focused from day one and beat higher and higher rivals if I attain the final rounds. There’s a lot to do and I have to be cautious.”last_img read more

“Angelici has nothing to do with my project in Elche”

first_imgDaniel Angelici and his presence in the box of the Martínez Valero de Elche: “Angelici does not have any kind of interference with mine with Elche. I made the mistake of inviting him to watch a game with me and everyone thought badly. But he has nothing to do with Elche.”Coronavirus crisis: “There are clubs that are orderly, have income and it can complicate or have a delay in payments for this coronavirus situation. But I do not accept or want the clubs that do things wrong to take advantage of it.”Fame as an entrepreneur and player: “In Argentina there is a thought that he who does things well is because he is doing something wrong. I have been doing this for 20 years and despite the fact that there are people who want to give me, all the criticism is for thoughts, but they have never been able to demonstrate anything in me against”.Relationship as manager and technicians: “I did not give any coach a suggestion to put in or take out a player. I never got into the making of a team. That never crossed my mind. If I do that it is to disrespect the coach and not have confidence in him. You have to have ethics to manage coaches and players. It would never occur to me to tell a technical director to let himself lose to favor another coach of mine. Those things don’t happen. “Professionals portfolio: “I have around 100 players that I manage. Some in First Division and others abroad or youth. This is a relationship job and not just money. My goal is to take the footballers and coaches abroad.” Christian Bragarnik hopes to return soon to Spain to get in front of Elche, although for this the world crisis that has caused the expansion of the coronavirus must stop. The new owner of the club franjiverde is confined in his domicile of Argentina, together with his family, from where he has attended Radio Rivadavia and talk long and hard about different topics that have to do with his professional activity. Among them, from Elche CF.New project in Spain: “I want to take my projects to European football. I made a great relationship with the owner of Elche (Joseph sepulcre) and bought a part. I have 58% of the club and I think we can end up with more than 95% and that includes the debts he has. “Objective in Europe: “I want to unite a group of professionals who can form a project of Argentine entrepreneurs who can do well abroad. We seek to succeed abroad. In Argentina, it seems that something is wrong doing well for Argentina.”His principles: “I understand the doubts and concerns that may be generated around soccer, but in life I was formed with principles and there is one in principle that is that of good faith. One manages that way and with honesty and that is why I stay quiet”.last_img read more

Coe aide steps down from IAAF – French magistrates file tougher charges against Diack

first_img “In order to demonstrate that I am willing to have all allegations of unethical behaviour on my part in 2013 properly and fairly investigated, I have referred my emails to Papa Massata Diack in 2013, my statements and the circumstances of the emails to the IAAF ethics board,” Davies said in yesterday’s statement. Davies has suggested that emails reflected his job “to manage and promote the reputation of the IAAF”. Russia’s athletics federation was suspended by the IAAF after a World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission found evidence of systemic doping and cover-ups. Lamine Diack is now accused of “active corruption”, which generally involves offering money or other promises in exchange for violating a rule, an official with the Paris financial prosecutor’s office said yesterday. Diack was previously accused of “passive corruption”, on suspicion he took around €1 million (US$1.1 million) to cover up positive drug tests by Russian athletes. The official told the Associated Press the new preliminary charges center on suspicions that Diack bribed Gabriel Dolle, the former IAAF anti-doping chief who was also under investigation, to delay reporting of violations by Russian athletes. The preliminary charges allow magistrates more time to investigate before deciding whether to file formal charges and whether to send a case to trial. Diack, an 82-year-old former long jumper, is free on bail pending further investigation, but barred from leaving France. EMAILS REFERRED TO BOARD LONDON (AP): The director of IAAF President Sebastian Coe’s office temporarily stepped down yesterday pending an ethics investigation into emails linked to Russian doping cases. Emails sent by Nick Davies, leaked to a French newspaper and published this week, indicated that he tried to delay public identification of alleged Russian drug cheats before the 2013 World Championships in Moscow. “I have decided to step aside from my role with the IAAF until such time as the ethics board is able to review the matter properly and decide if I am responsible for any breach of the IAAF code of ethics,” Davies said in a statement. Davies was IAAF communications director at the time under Lamine Diack, who was succeeded by Coe as president in August. The French criminal case against Diack deepened this week, with magistrates filing new, tougher corruption charges against him in connection with cover-ups of Russian doping. French prosecutors also suspect Diack’s son, Papa Massata Diack, a former IAAF marketing consultant, played an active role in an alleged “system of corruption” that sought to blackmail athletes, with demands of money to hush-up suspected doping. Davies is reported to have sent an email to Papa Massata Diack in 2013 asking what “Russian ‘skeleton’ we have still in the cupboard regarding doping” and suggesting using the marketing company chaired by Coe – then IAAF vice-president – to lead an “unofficial PR campaign” to “avoid international media scandals” related to the Moscow championships. If Russian athletes guilty of doping were not competing in Moscow, “then we might as well wait until the event is over to announce them”, Davies wrote in the email, which was published on Monday by Le Monde. After promoting Davies to run his office at the IAAF in September, Coe is now losing one of his closest aides just as he tries to clean up the scandal-tainted governing body.last_img read more


first_imgVILLA (4-1-4-1)GUZAN, HUTTON, OKORE, LESCOTT, BACUNA, SANCHEZ,WESTWOOD, VERETOUT, GANA, SINCLAIR, AYEWLEICESTER (4-4-2)VARDY, OKAZAKI,MAHREZ, KING, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,DE LAET, FUCHS, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLeicester City are now level at the top of the Barclays Premier League with Arsenal after beating Spurs 1-0 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday thanks to Robert Huth’s late winner at White Hart Lane.It ended their run of three games without a league win, while Huth’s goal was Leicester’s first in 374 minutes.On Tuesday, Aston Villa claimed their first win in the Barclays Premier League in 157 days when they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 thanks to a goal from central defender Joleon Lescott.It was also Villa’s first Premier League win in 20 attempts, having lost 14 of the previous 19.They remain at the foot of the table and face high-riding Leicester City next.The most common Premier League result between these teams at Villa Park is a draw. In nine clashes, four have been drawn while Villa have won three and Leicester two.When they met at the King Power Stadium in September it was a remarkable game. Villa led 2-0 but Leicester struck three times in the final 18 minutes, with Nathan Dyer stealing an 89th-minute winner.last_img read more

Penalty gives Hamilton big Chinese GP challenge

first_img “When you hear on the Wednesday morning that you’re arriving at the weekend with a penalty already, of course, that changes the approach to the weekend and it changes the mindset a little bit,” he said at the track yesterday. “But for me, a challenge is an opportunity to rise.” Rosberg is confident after sweeping the races in Australia and Bahrain to start the season – and capturing five straight races going back to last season – but he knows he can’t count Hamilton out, particularly on a track where the British driver has prevailed four times before. “A Hamilton that starts sixth is still going to challenge for the win and we know that,” Rosberg said. “I’m not taking anything for granted at all.” Hamilton noted that his teammate will most likely have an “easier weekend” with his penalty, but added: “I’m going to be pushing as hard as I can. It doesn’t mean I can’t win the race.” SHANGHAI (AP): Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will have to make up considerable ground in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday if he’s going to capture his first race of the season, and close the gap with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ standings. Hamilton received a five-place grid penalty in Shanghai for making an early switch of his gearbox after it was damaged in a collision at the Bahrain Grand Prix two weeks ago. Hamilton, though, seemed unfazed by the fact he can only start as high as sixth in Sunday’s race, even though he’s already 17 points behind Rosberg in the standings following a disappointing start to the season. RISE TO THE CHALLENGE TECHNICAL ISSUES Ferrari will also be looking to challenge the Mercedes cars after a series of technical issues slowed the team’s start to the year. Sebastian Vettel was forced out of the race in Bahrain with engine failure on the warm-up lap, and Kimi Raikkonen failed to finish in Australia due to a problem with the turbo charger. “We didn’t have the start that we wanted, which is not a big secret,” Vettel said. “The performance is not yet where we want to be. But there’s nothing that shakes me or makes me nervous for this season or the next couple races because I know that this team is very strong.” McLaren’s Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, is looking forward to just getting behind the wheel again following a frightening crash at the season-opening race in Melbourne that left his car in a mangled heap on the track and him with a fractured rib.last_img read more