Daniele Rugani, Juventus defender, has tested positive for the coronavirus, as the Turin club announced tonight with an urgent statement published on its website. The player, at this time, is asymptomatic and the Vecchia Signora is activating all the necessary isolation protocol, in addition to rebuilding all the contacts that the defense had in recent weeks. Inter, rival last Sunday, is quarantined, as is the rest of the youth squad as a precaution. The 25-year-old footballer played all 90 minutes of the match against SPAL on February 22, and was on the bench on Sunday during the confrontation with Inter. Probably, in such a tragic moment for the country (just tonight Prime Minister Conte announced even tougher measures, closing all stores except food and drug stores) that Juve quarantine its players, coaching staff and all those who had contacts with Rugani, making it impossible for them to dispute the confrontation with Lyon on March 17, which was already in the air. The French coach himself today criticized the decision to play it when in Italy any sports competition has been totally suspended. The defender joined other professional footballers suffering from COVID-19: the first was Timo Hübers, from Hannover.
The coaching school of the Royal Football Federation of Madrid (RFFM) He has taken advantage of this time of confinement due to the coronavirus to launch a formative action, over twelve days, in which he will alternate gatherings and master classes with the protagonists from their respective houses. The colloquium next Thursday, April 9 will have a marked rayista presence, since the participation of coach Paco Jémez has been announced.For this appointment called ‘Coaches of the Second Division of Madrid’, Paco will be accompanied by an ex from the Strip, the new coach of Fuenlabrada, José Ramón Sandoval; in addition to Fran Fernández Y Luis Miguel Ramis. This gathering will be moderated by Petón and will start at 7:00 p.m.. All those who want to follow it from their homes can do so through the Federation’s YouTube channel (RFFM TV), since will be broadcast live by streaming. During these days Different perspectives will be addressed such as soccer psychology, learning and tactical-technical evolution, physical preparation … Everything, of course, from the coaches’ prism. Hence the presence of Madrid soccer veterans such as Paco Salguero or players who, after hanging up their boots, went to the bench. This Sunday 5, also at 5:00 pm, Alfredo Santaelena and Quique Estebaranz will share their experiences, along with two ex-Rayos, Juan Sabas and Vivar Dorado.
The legal director of FIFA, the Spanish Emilio García Silvero, stressed that due to the effects of the coronavirus crisis the situation has changed and that on July 1, contrary to what has usually happened “the market will not open “of transfers.García Silvero acknowledged that FIFA cannot extend the contracts already signed beyond June 30 and, therefore, the players could leave their club. However, they could not join another team because the transfer periods are going to change.“FIFA cannot extend the contracts beyond June 30, but the transfer windows will not be the same and the players will not be able to be registered. On July 1, the market does not open,” stressed the Spanish leader in an interview with the Cape Cope program “Playtime”.García Silvero indicated that a player on loan may return to his home club on June 30, when the loan ends. However, your card will not be processed for you to play. “If a loan ends on June 30, the player, theoretically, should return to his club but the registration window would not be open and the card would not be processed,” added García Silvero. The coronavirus crisis that affects the world of football leaves any plan on the market in the air. It remains to be seen when some normality can be restarted and the resumption of some competitions that have yet to end. García Silvero leaves open the possibility that there will be several periods to contract and adapt the needs of the entities. “There may be several windows. It will depend on the start and end of each competition. The idea is that the windows end just before each championship begins and they do not have to coincide”he ventured.The coronavirus crisis has disrupted the sports calendar for the year. It has canceled the Euro Cup and the Olympic Games, among many other events, carried over to 2021. This has meant that the new Club World Cup set for next year has had to be postponed to 2022 or 2023. “The new format for the Club World Cup has had to be postponed. We are still analyzing the date. It is a very exciting process”García Silvero indicated.Third windowThe International Football Federation (FIFA) has indicated that it would “deal flexibly” with the option of a third transfer window on its calendar, due to the current relocation of tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.James Kitching, Director of the FIFA Regulatory Corps, told German ARD television that un third transfer period “could be a possibility” for member federations.“This would be handled with flexibility as long as the total transfer period of 16 weeks is not extended.”, has been nuanced, since the current windows cover a maximum of 12 weeks between seasons and four weeks mid-season.
According to Bild, the twentieth most expensive signing in the history of the yellows, more than Dembélé, Rosicky and Aubameyang and almost at the level of Marco Reus, He could come out if Lucien Favre remains the coach, who has barely given him opportunities in the first team to demonstrate his talent. This newspaper assures that, in the face of the fall in the prices of footballers caused by the stoppage due to the coronavirus, Dortmund considers the transfer as a solution if it is not capable of achieving a sufficiently satisfactory sale.Balerdi’s story at Signal Iduna Park is not one of the promising youngster’s explosion as has happened with Haaland or Jadon Sancho and a transfer in search of minutes could help him return with force of yellow. At the moment, He cannot enter the hit list for the young talents of the Dormtund. After standing out in Boca Juniors and in the lower categories of the Argentine team, Leonardo Balerdi interested several European clubs, including Barcelona, but in the end it was Dortmund who took the young central defender xeneize in January 2019 in exchange for 15 million euros.Upon arrival, a significant cut to the face in the South American U20 team in Chile prevented him from enjoying an opportunity upon arrival and barely entered two calls in the remainder of the season, going on to play with the subsidiary in the Regionalliga, fourth category of German football. Nonetheless, the defender arrived and debuted with the Absolute last September but this season still hardly counting for Favre. In December he added his only 29 minutes with the first team: 12 against Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga and 7 against Slavia Prague in the Champions League. In December, January and February he alternated the bench with the subsidiary, where he was the undisputed starter.
The Eibar squad underwent numerous medical tests on Wednesday in Ipurua before beginning training, in keeping with the Gipuzcoan First Division membership.The footballers, and different members of the Eibarresa entity, they’ve handed the coronavirus take a look at that they need to pass before returning to exercise, in keeping with the well being protocol agreed by LaLiga (Skilled Soccer League) and CSD (Larger Sports activities Council) with the approval of the Ministry of Well being, in order that skilled soccer might be resumed after being stopped since mid-March by COVID -19. Their bodily situation is unknown, since they exercised in a gaggle for the final time on March 12. For that reason, your return to the exercise have to be staggered. In the beginning, solely particular person bodily work is deliberate with out in-person supervision of the technicians. The aim is for gamers to attain optimum health.Eve, they may obtain (on a pc, cell phone or pill) the bodily job to be carried out the subsequent day and the assigned timeDue to this fact, they won’t coincide with the members of the teaching employees, who will solely have the ability to witness at a distance the work of the gamers who train individually.Athletes ought to take turns, as in complete, there ought to solely be 12 folks within the services, with 6 gamers working on the most per enjoying area and holding a protected distance between them. The arrival of the gamers, who will journey in non-public automobiles, must be staggered, leaving a margin of 15 minutes between them, in order that they don’t cross.Footballers should put on gloves and a masks, change their homes with their training garments and training boots, transfer of their non-public automobiles and from their typical house; and, after the train, every one ought to bathe at house. These guidelines are much like these of staff in massive corporations, who additionally don’t use locker rooms and attempt to do their work individually, with bodily distance between folks, to stop the unfold of the illness.On this case, after they end training, gamers will obtain a closed bag with clothes for the subsequent day’s work session. In the identical bag, when they’re at house, they need to put the garments utilized in training. The subsequent day, This bag with used garments might be deposited in a bucket of the services that every membership makes use of and with an indication that clearly signifies that it’s to disinfect, thus avoiding confusion.Athletes, like every employee, have been given primary guidelines to keep away from infecting different folks. Thus, if they’ve fever, nasal congestion, dry cough, sore throat or headache, issue respiratory, tiredness, diarrhea or lack of scent, they need to notify the physician (on this case the Eibar physician), keep at house and isolate your self from the folks with whom you reside within the typical house.Extra medical tests before group trainingAfter finishing part 2 (particular person training), the second of the serological tests (antibody take a look at) might be carried out, which might be management. Athletes who pass it, could proceed with their preparation supplied within the protocol.In part 3 (group training), group work can already be executed. The campus might be divided into three small teams of 8 footballers every and in turns to not coincide. The preparation and growth of the training might be carried out by the technicians, who could also be on the sector of play. Relating to bodily remedy work, guide contact with sufferers must be prevented as a lot as potential. There have to be Three bodily therapists (one particular person for every of the three teams) who must work on a regular basis with a masks and gloves.Part 4 (collective training) might be an efficient and complete return to the work of all of the employees on the similar time to arrange for the return to the competitors, which might already be shut.Focus in motelsOver the past phases, after which through the competitors, footballers and members of the teaching employees must be concentrated within the membership’s services or housed in motels who shouldn’t have residences in sports activities cities.. On this approach, makes an attempt could be made to keep away from contagion amongst athletes.This circumstance has led to the rejection of the AFE (Affiliation of Spanish Soccer Gamers), which defends that the gamers proceed of their properties, accompanied by kin and folks with whom they habitually reside, as they’ve executed up to now.. Medical doctors from skilled soccer golf equipment have defined that this necessary focus would hurt the psychological well being of athletes, who’ve already spent nearly Eight weeks confined to their properties, and who could be ‘sentenced’ to be one other two months away from their households. in motels and particular person rooms, the place they might not obtain visits from their family members and separated even from their colleagues.All this might hurt their sports activities efficiency throughout competitors and would enhance the chance of damage, as a result of nervousness that this whole state of affairs of isolation would trigger in skilled athletes., who mainly are folks of ‘flesh and blood’. Particularly contemplating that footballers ought to play matches each 72 hours, with no time to relaxation and ‘disconnect’, bodily or mentally. Together with the primary crew squad, a number of gamers from the subsidiary (CD Vitoria), the technical and medical employees, and the entity’s workers who could have contact with the squad throughout training classes within the coming weeks have additionally been cited.. All these folks, if the membership physician has deemed it handy, have undergone the coronavirus detection take a look at on this part 1 (previous to training) of soccer de-escalation. Particularly, footballers and different gamers in soccer have undergone a PCR take a look at and a serological take a look at.This follows the sanitary laws set for all First and Second Division golf equipment. Based on the plan established by LaLiga, it’s essential to attempt to keep away from contagions within the return to exercise, which might be carried out in a number of phases and underneath strict medical supervision..Safety measuresThe medical examinations and tests on Tuesday had been carried out in Ipurua individually, to keep away from infections. For that reason, the footballers and members of the well being employees who had been in control of doing the take a look at, they needed to put on a face masks that lined their nostril and mouth, in addition to gloves. And is that COVID-19 is a virus that spreads by the air and may also be transmitted by the pores and skin in touch with a floor contaminated by this illness. That’s the reason it’s important to clean your arms often with cleaning soap and water, that’s, to observe some primary guidelines of non-public hygiene.Those that pass the coronavirus take a look at will have the ability to train outside, though individually, since in part 2 (particular person training) of soccer de-escalation, all skilled athletes will practice alone, whether or not or not they do a collective sport.In case of getting a ‘constructive’ for COVID-19 in part 1, the athlete won’t be able to begin their particular person bodily work till in a subsequent take a look at it’s detrimental.On Saturday, training at AtxabalpeEibar gamers are summoned on Saturday on the sports activities services of Atxabalpe, in Mondragón, to begin the person trainings supplied within the well being protocol.The eibarresa entity has chosen Atxabalpe as a substitute of Ipurua to begin the bodily preparation, as a result of in Atxabalpe there are two pure grass soccer fields, whereas in Ipurua there is just one (the annex is underneath development). So, there’s twice as a lot area to run on the grass –the separation is important to keep up a distance of precaution that avoids contagions-, as a result of firstly nearly all of the workouts are going to be associated to the person bodily type.The inspectors of the membership administration have inspected the sports activities gear the place the First and Second groups are going to arrange earlier this week, and have given the approval to Atxabalpe, who has along with two soccer fields, two altering rooms for gamers, a 3rd for the technicians, and one other one for the docs.Atxabalpe’s sports activities gear underwent an exhaustive disinfection course of on Tuesday, each on the surfaces and within the atmosphere, utilizing spraying and misting methods. The Catalan membership has purchased a number of ozone machines for fumigation work.Completely different phases of de-escalationThe Barça gamers, like the remainder of the elite athletes, have been confined at house for 7 and a half weeks. -As a result of state of alarm decreed on March 14 by the central authorities to fight the coronavirus-, up to now they’ve solely been capable of train as they’ll of their properties with an individualized training plan led by the trainers and bodily trainers.
COACH OF THE YEAR Montego Bay United Football Club captured the most awards at the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ)/Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) presentation ceremony on Thursday night at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Chairman of the PFAJ Don Anderson described the season as one of the most interesting. “It has been one of the most intriguing coming to an end. MBU has been most consistent in three years by competing in the last three finals and winning two times,” Anderson said. “I salute MBU. However, Portmore’s Michael Binns scored a goal in the final that was worthy of a World Cup final,” he shared. He admitted that there were challenges along the way. “Personally, throughout my 37 years in administration, my firm belief is that off the field issues must be dealt with around the table. Football needs us all, so let us work together,” he also added. The 2015-16 champions collected the coveted title and winning cash incentive of $2.5 million, plus 35 medals, while beaten finalists Portmore United walked away with $1.5 million and 25 silver medals. Last season’s champions, Arnett Gardens, finished third and were rewarded $1 million and medals, while Humble Lion received $500,000 for their fourth-place finish in the 12-team league. MBU were the best defensive and top-scoring team. Their striker, Owayne Gordon, received four individual awards. Gordon, who missed the final last Sunday at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall, received Round Three top striker for scoring 10 goals, the leading goalscorer with 20 goals, the Most Valuable Player and the Tony Burrowes Player Personality Award. MBU’s Jacomena Barrett won the goalkeeper of the year award for the third consecutive season, while former national player Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis won the Winning Coach award, and Dwayne Ambusley won the Winning Captain award. Marcel Gayle of first-time team in the Premier League the University of the West Indies FC, won the Coach of the Year award. Portmore United won the regular season award for the team that finished on most points and were also the team with the most wins. Junior Flemmings, who is on loan from Tivoli Gardens to MLS club New York Red Bull, was the Junior Player of the Year. MBU’s Dino Williams was the Round One top goal scorer with six goals, while Cory Burke, who started the season at Rivoli United before transferring to MoBay, scored the most goals (six) in Round Two. Boys’ Town FC won the FIFA Fair Play award, while the top referee was Valdin Ledgister and top assistant referee was Richard Washington. The RSPL best XI players were: Damian Hyatt (Arnett Gardens), Ladale Ritchie (MBU), Oneil Thompson (Arnett), Khareem Manning (Portmore United), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View), Ricardo Morris (Portmore), Andrew Vanzie (Humble Lion), Renae Lloyd (Arnett), Owayne Gordon (MBU), and Dino Williams (MBU).
Wolmer’s coach Vassell Reynolds will be going up against his alma mater and coaches who were once his schoolmates when Clarendon College face Wolmer’s in their ISSA/Flow Super Cup quarter-final today at Sabina Park.Despite the sentiments, Reynolds warned Clarendon College not to expect a warm welcome when the referee sounds the kick-off whistle at 6 p.m.St George’s College will play Glenmuir High at4 p.m in the opening game of the double-header.”I know their philosophy and style of play. I lived walking distance from the school and I used to be in primary school watching the present coach and assistant of Clarendon College now. I know how they play, and what is expected of the team,” Reynolds pointed out.Reynolds, who also represented Clarendon College in the daCosta Cup, admitted that he was an admirer of their current coach, Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis, but underlined that today is all about getting the result.”They will come here to Sabina Park against us pumped up for the Super Cup, and it’s gonna be a tough game. I don’t think they will have a third bad game. I expect a much better Clarendon team tomorrow (today),” he stressed.Reynolds believes Clarendon was not at their best against Hydel in last week’s Super Cup opening round, despite a come-from-behind 2-1 extra-time win.”From preseason, I thought they were one of the daCosta Cup favourites. I expect a good Super Cup match, good crowd, and they will be gunning to get pumped up and ready for their next game against Glenmuir,” added Reynolds.PLAYING TO STRENGTHSClarendon College will face Rusea’s and then Glenmuir in the ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup Clarendon derby soon, having lost their first quarter-final match 2-1 to Dinthill Technical.”Despite people saying we are defensive, we approach every game different. We change according to our opponents, and we try to play to our strengths,” explained Reynolds.Alphanso Gooden is Wolmer’s main attacking threat with seven goals, while Jahwahni Hinds has scored seven this season, including one in last week’s 3-1 win over Port Antonio.”We will be going all-out for the win. We are gonna go one step further than we have done so far this season. We are aiming for three finals, and we will not let Clarendon spoil that,” Reynolds told The Gleaner.
Jamaica has decided to forego interest in hosting the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships that was originally set to be hosted in Kazan, Russia. Citing financial constraints imposed on the country by the International Monetary Fund, Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association’s (JAAA) president Dr. Warren Blake said yesterday, Jamaica has decided not to submit a bid.The championships were shifted from the Russian city following an-IAAF imposed ban on that country’s athletic federation. In November, an independent committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) led by former president Dick Pound, released a report accusing the Russian Athletic Federation of several infractions including being involved in the state-sponsored doping of its athletes.Yesterday, Dr. Blake said that despite the initial interest expressed by the JAAA when the opportunity first came up for Jamaica to bid for the championships, it was eventually decided after further deliberation that the country would be unable to afford such an expensive venture.”It requires in excess of US$10 million (approximately J$1billion). The Government would have to issue a bond to cover that amount and with the IMF constraints it really was a non-starter,” said the JAAA president following the announcement of this year’s Athlete of the Year candidates at Scotia Centre in downtown Kingston. “It was really a preliminary wish of the association but after further discussions we decided not to put in a bid.”Jamaica last hosted the World Junior Championships in 2002 that was considered to be one of the most successful in the history of the event.Last month, Blake said he was confident the country would have been able to do a good job hosting the event for what would have been a second time. He said Finland, a country that has more available cash than Jamaica, was also bidding to host the championships. With that in mind Jamaica’s best bet was to raise the money needed as quickly as possible.
Kemal Malcolm’s most productive goalscoring form in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) could land him a much coveted contract with a foreign club.The Arnett Gardens representative, who has so far scored 10 goals this season to be third on the goalscoring table behind leaders Dino Williams with 14 and Cory Burke 12, is being eyed by Salvadorean First Division club Pasaquina.”There is an offer coming for me but nothing is sealed yet. My focus is with Arnett Gardens now, but when I put pen to paper with any other team, then I can say whatever,” the former St George’s College Manning Cup star confirmed with The Gleaner on Sunday.Then, he netted the winner for his team in a 2-1 success over Waterhouse in the Red Stripe Premier League.For Malcolm, who had a short spell on the US College circuit after leaving St George’s, this opportunity will represent the realisation of a dream.”It is a wonderful feeling. I am overwhelmed because as a youngster, my aim was always to play professionally overseas, so to get an offer to play overseas makes me very grateful and very happy. That shows that something is going on with me, that I am doing something good,” the lightning-quick attacker said.The opportunity, Malcolm said, was facilitated by his former teammate, McKaully Tulloch.”This opportunity came about because of my friend, McKaully Tulloch. He hooked me up with his agent and the agent made some clippings of me with the goals that I have scored so far this season, and a few teams were interested. Pasaquina was one of them,” he explained.Malcolm said he is satisfied with what Pasaquina has put on the table, but the only stumbling block to this move could be the value placed on him by Arnett Gardens.”I think Arnett Gardens will want something for me, and that is where the problem is going to be if there will be one. Because of the fact that I am scoring frequently now, they would not want to let me go,” he reasoned.With the Salvadorean league set to kick off in the middle of this month, Malcolm is hoping that things are sorted out quickly.
Footballers fined for sexist comments over offside PRAGUE (AP): Sparta Prague goalkeeper Tomas Koubek and midfielder Lukas Vacha have been fined by the Czech football federation for their emotional outburst against women after a female assistant referee failed to spot an offside in a league game. Brno midfielder Alois Hycka was several metres offside at the decisive moment before he equalised in stoppage time and salvaged a 3-3 draw for Brno against Sparta on Sunday. In their comments, the players said women’s place is in the kitchen, for which they later apologised. The federation’s disciplinary committee yesterday fined both men US$1,656 and they were also ordered to lead the training of a youth team. Sparta had already ordered them to take part in several training sessions of women’s teams. The assistant referee, Lucie Ratajova, was banned from four games for her mistake. Arsenal CEO needs ‘time’ for Wenger’s contract VATICAN CITY (AP): Arsenal will deal with manager Arsene Wenger’s future “in our own way and in our own time”, club CEO Ivan Gazidis said yesterday. Wenger’s contract expires at the end of this season, his 21st year with the club. “He’s been clear and we’ve always been clear. That’s a mutual decision as to how long he’ll continue. Both need to be on the same page on that,” Gazidis told The Associated Press on the sidelines of a Vatican conference on faith and sport. For many fans, the 66-year-old Wenger has been the only manager they’ve ever known at Arsenal. The London club is playing in the Champions League for a 19th consecutive season under Wenger, but the Frenchman has not guided Arsenal to the Premier League title since 2004. Son Heung-min delivers again SEOUL, South Korea (AP): Son Heung-min can’t seem to do anything wrong. Son came to South Korea’s rescue in Asian qualifying for the World Cup yesterday when he scored the winner against Qatar. The South Koreans looked set to lose for the first time in 11 qualifying matches when they trailed Qatar 2-1 at half-time. Then Ji Dong-won equalised in the 56th minute, and two minutes later, Son separated from his marker and curled his shot in. He celebrated with a dab, to more cheers from the home crowd in Suwon. It was his sixth goal in seven appearances for South Korea and Tottenham this season. “The important thing is to win, and we did that,” Son said. “After Qatar scored, we regrouped, kept our focus and came back.” Top-ranked Kerber loses to Svitolina BEIJING (AP): Elina Svitolina beat a No. 1-ranked player for the second time this season, ousting U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber from the China Open 6-3, 7-5 yesterday to reach the quarterfinals. The 16th-seeded Svitolina defeated long-time top-ranked player Serena Williams at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, and now has beaten the player who replaced her at No. 1. Kerber, who had strapping on her upper right leg, was on a run of 22 wins from 26 matches on the tour. The German player had a break to lead in both sets but Svitolina produced four breaks of serve to keep control and set up a quarterfinal match against Daria Gavrilova, who beat Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-3.