Former Manchester City and Wales striker Craig Bellamy has backed his country to qualify for the European Championships in two years time.Speaking to BBC Sport, Bellamy said: “I believe in this group and think they have got one or two tournaments in them,”“I would expect us to qualify for the next Euros.”He also believes that Wales should be developing a stronger ‘structure’ at youth level in order to build teams capable of regularly competing at major tournaments in the future.“I’m more concerned with the next generation than the current one,” Bellamy continued.“How do we get them to become successful because at younger age groups we’re nowhere near qualifying for major tournaments?”“That needs to be addressed, as does our identity to what the senior team plays like.”“We can build a structure but we must have a clear identity. We talk identity and we’re very good at lip service.”Giggs is full of praise for Daniel James Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Wales national team manager Ryan Giggs, footballer Daniel James is unstoppable after he helped his team secure a victory against Belarus.“But do we truly believe in it? I haven’t seen it and that needs to be hit home for us to have a future in the next 10 to 20 years.”The former Blackburn Rover’s star finished by praising the English FA for their current set up and believes the Welsh should look to follow their example going forward.“England have had a lot of success in youth tournaments, winning World Cups, and that tells me straight away they’re heading in the right direction,” he added.“They’re going to have a lot of confidence on the back of that when it comes to senior level.”“The FA are on the right path, they’ve got their act together and that’s what is putting them ahead of most nations.”
Juventus are reportedly considering a move for Christian Eriksen in the January transfer windowThe 26-year-old playmaker’s current deal at Tottenham will expire in June 2020, amid reported interested from Barcelona and Real Madrid.Eriksen recently admitted that he’s unsure whether a new contract is on the table for him at Spurs.Now Tuttosport claims that Juventus will make a move for Eriksen if their bid to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United fails.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Eriksen has struggled to get back into favour with coach Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs after returning from an abdominal injury in mid-October.The Denmark international has only played 90 minutes of football twice for Spurs since then, but still has no shortage of admirers.Eriksen has managed 57 goals and 73 assists in 239 appearances for Spurs across all competitions since his arrival from Ajax in 2013.
FIFA wants to introduce a revamped Club World Cup and Nations League.A task force created to review FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for a new Club World Cup and a Global Nations League had its first meeting in Paris on Sunday. They examined all possible dates, formats, and slot allocations, the Daily Mail reported.Infantino proposed an improved Club World Cup with up to 24 teams to be played every four years. The Nations League would be a sort of mini-World Cup with an eight-team final tournament every two years.England and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…FIFA said that the task force was entrusted with the “Technical and sporting elements” of the proposed competitions. It also said the task force is made up of members appointed by the six continental confederations.A “Parallel consultation” would also take place with players, clubs, and leagues, since UEFA has previously opposed this idea. FIFA’s proposals will be presented at the next FIFA Council meeting this March in Miami.FIFA’s deputy secretary general Zvonimir Boban heads the task force. He said the federation would provide the FIFA Council “With a complete breakdown of the sporting elements to be taken into consideration when making a decision on such an important matter for the future of football.”
Former Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar recalled the moment of his remarkable save against Lionel Messi in 2010Under Jose Mourinho, Inter were drawn against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League that year and entered the second leg with a 3-1 aggregate lead.Things didn’t start well for Inter at Camp Nou as they attempted to protect their advantage from Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team with Thiago Motta’s sending-off forcing them to play with 10-men for more than an hour.Gerard Pique had given the Catalan’s the lead with an 84th-minute goal before Bojan Krkic had an injury-time goal ruled out to secure Inter a 3-2 aggregate victory.But one of the main talking points for the game was Cesar, who saved Messi’s goalbound curler from 20 yards brilliantly by tipping it wide.Nearly nine years later and the retired Brazilian still fondly recalls the moment while discussing his three best saves.“I would say that my save to deny Messi at Camp Nou was my best one,” Cesar told the club website.“It was an almost impossible save as the ball was almost behind me when I got to it.Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“In second place would have to be my save which prevented Thomas Müller from scoring in the final.“I would rate the save I produced to deny Aquilani in a Serie A match against Roma as my third-best one.”Inter would go on to win the Champions League that year along with the Serie A and Coppa Italia to become the first-ever Italian club to win the treble.“The treble is my biggest dream that ever came true,” added Cesar.“It sounds like something easy to say, but it was an incredible achievement from all of us. There was a special energy at the club during that season. We knew we could do something special and we did it.“Being an interista, to win with this shirt is something difficult to describe. A unique emotion that I share with my fans. I feel one of them”.
Following completion of the board’s review, the Director of the Division of Elections, Josie Bahnke, announced today that the election has been certified. Carpenter will face off with Shawn Butler the sole candidate for the Democratic Primary for District 29 in the upcoming general election. For House District 29 in the Republican Primary, Ben Carpenter, of Nikiski maintained the lead by a mere 12 votes to challenger Wayne Ogle, also of Nikiski. According to Gillham members of the community have requested that he move forward with a write-in campaign if the results stay the same when they are certified: “I’m being inundated with people wanting me to do a write-in, and that is something that has crossed my mind. I will make that decision once the certification is in.”
Devin Wallace (11-15) picked up the win, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits and striking out one in a complete game effort. Morris paced the Wolfpack with a 2-for-3, two run, two RBI performance at the plate. Print Friendly Version After falling behind 4-1 Cardinals fell behind 4-1 through five innings, the Cardinals (33-18, 12-10 ACC) scored a run in the sixth, added a run in the seventh and had the go-ahead run on first, but came up short in the 4-3 loss. Danielle Watson (11-13) took the loss, after giving up four earned runs on seven hits and striking out five in six innings. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Preview The Cards continued to chip away at the lead with a run in the seventh when Snyder single and advanced to third on a pair of passed balls before a wild pitch sent her home to cut the lead to one run. Junior Caitlin Ferguson drew a walk and freshman Cassady Greenwood was hit by a pitch to but the tying run in scoring position and the go-ahead run on first, but Louisville would get no closer. TEAM NOTES: • Louisville leads the series with NC State 10-4• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 94 stolen bases on 108 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68 (95 attempts), set in the 2010 season.• UofL has tallied an ACC-best 29 triples. The total ranks third on the program’s all-time record list, needing two more to tie for first with the 2005 Cardinals.PLAYER NOTES: • Sidney Melton has reached safely in the last 15 games• Melton also leads the team with a career-high 29 stolen bases and surpassed Coleen Coughlin (2000) to take over the top spot on Louisville’s single season list.• She now has 62 stolen bases in her career, placing her second on Louisville’s all-time list. Audrey Rendon (2004-07) holds the school record with 82.• Melton now has 151 career runs and stands in fifth place on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs seven more to move into a tie for fourth with Rendon.• Funke takes sole possession of Louisville’s single season record for triples with 11. She extends her career tally to 13 and is tied for third on the all-time list with Courtney Moore (2004-07).• Kyra Snyder has reached safely in 12 straight games. ACC Network Extra The Wolfpack used another two-run home run – this time from Skylar Johnston after a single by Morris – to extend its lead to 4-1. A late-inning rally fell short as the University of Louisville softball team lost its ACC series opener to 4-3 NC State Friday at Dail Softball Stadium. NC State (27-26, 7-15) jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first behind a two-run homer by Lauren Morris. Saturday’s game has been moved to 1 p.m. due to rain in the forecast. Matchup History Louisville countered with a run in the sixth when Melton walked and proceeded to steal second for her school-record 29th stolen base of the season. After taking third on senior Megan Hensley’s groundout, she crossed the plate on a wild pitch to make the score 4-2. Redshirt senior Sidney Melton scored a run, had an RBI and registered her school-record 29th stolen base of the season while junior Celene Funke scored a run and set UofL’s single-season mark with her 11th triple of the year. Next Game: at NC State 5/4/2019 | 1:00 p.m. The Cardinals got on the scoreboard in the fourth when junior Celene Funke delivered Louisville’s first hit of the game with her 11th triple of the season. Redshirt senior Sidney Melton’s RBI groundout plated Funke to cut the lead in half. Story Links NC State 4 – Louisville 3
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Forum (MSME-DF), a professionally managed non-profit organization working for the growth and promotion of enterprises, startups and youth of India, is organizing its 5th India International MSME Startup Expo 2018.It will be held from June 22 – 24 in hall no. 7 at Pragati Maidan.15-20 countries including Afganistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Thailand, and Poland will be participating in the expo which is likely to have 200 plus stalls and a footfall of 20,000 people. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfConveying his best wishes for the event, Prime minister Narendra Modi said, “Our government has full faith in the entrepreneurial spirit of the present generation and their energy and passion is critical in realising a new India. This belief is the basis of our initiatives including ‘Start-up India’, ‘Stand-up India’, ‘Make in India’ and other related programmes. It is appreciable that the MSME Development Forum is undertaking this important endeavour in providing an opportunity for the Start-ups in the sector to leverage the latest innovations and practices across the globe,” The mega-event will rediscover ease of doing business and opportunities in different states of India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe triangular network will expand the spectrum of this expo.Apart from this, startup fest, small industries trade fair, funding and finance fair, vendor development fest and ease of doing business summit are also the main attractions of the event.It will provide a one-stop global platform to connect, network, partner and share information with domestic and International SMEs to find new business opportunities.The initiative has been supported by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (ITPO, DIPP, Invest India, and GEM), Ministry of Sciences and Technology/ IT and Electronics/ Finance etc.Senior ministers, State Chief Ministers, Bureaucrats and exhibitors from all parts of the country are likely to be present at the event.