Van Dijk, Messi, Ronaldo up for FIFA best award

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first_imgRelatedPosts Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Virgil van Dijk is on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, both of whom he beat to UEFA’s Player of the Year gong last week. The Dutch defender was crucial as Liverpool won the Champions League last season, while Messi scored 51 goals in 50 Barca appearances and Ronaldo won Serie A in his first season as a Juventus player before leading Portugal to victory in the Nations League finals. Van Dijk’s club manager Jurgen Klopp has been nominated alongside Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino for The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award. The trio comprise a Premier League clean sweep for the three-man shortlist after Guardiola helped Manchester City to an unprecedented domestic treble, while Klopp pipped Pochettino’s Tottenham side to Champions League glory in Madrid. City and Liverpool goalkeepers Ederson and Alisson are vying to be recognised as the world’s best ‘keeper alongside Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The finalists for eight of the total 11 awards were announced on Monday at the San Siro stadium in Milan, while the winners will be revealed at the Teatro alla Scala in the same city on September 23. England Women head coach Phil Neville has been shortlisted for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach award. He guided the Lionesses to the semi-finals of this summer’s World Cup, but saw his side beaten in France by eventual winners USA. USA coach Jill Ellis and Netherlands boss Sarina Wiegman complete the shortlist. England and Lyon full-back Lucy Bronze has made the list for The Best FIFA Women’s Player award, but England’s standout star – who Neville previously described as the best player in the world – faces tough competition from two Americans. Megan Rapinoe, who won the Golden Boot for top scorer and Golden Ball for best player at the tournament, as well as making stirring comments directed at President Donald Trump, and USA team-mate Alex Morgan are also in contention. The Puskas Award, traditionally given to the scorer of the ‘most beautiful’ goal of the calendar year, will be contested by Lionel Messi for his sublime chip against Real Betis in March. His challengers are Juan Fernando Quintero of River Plate for his long-range free-kick against Racing Club in February and 18-year-old Daniel Zsori for a stunning overhead kick for Debrecen against Ferencvaros in February. The award for the best women’s goalkeeper will be between Paris Saint-Germain’s Christiane Endler, Wolfsburg’s Hedvig Lindahl and Atletico Madrid’s Sari van Veenendaal. Meanwhile, the 55-person shortlists for the Women’s and Men’s FIFPro World11 will be announced on September 4 and 5 respectively.Tags: Cristiano RonaldoLionel MessiThe Best FIFA Men’s PlayerVirgil van Dijklast_img read more


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first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The West Indies selectors have called up the veteran pair of Nikita Miller and Rayad Emrit for the limited overs tour of New Zealand later this month, in a surprise move that has handed both players new leases on their international careers.The 35-year-old Miller was yesterday named in a 15-man squad for three-match One-Day International series while Emrit, 36, was included in a 14-man unit for the three-match Twenty20 series.Left-arm spinner Miller has taken an astonishing 23 wickets for Jamaica Scorpions in his only two games of the ongoing Regional first class season, after missing the first three fixtures while recuperating from surgery.He topped the bowling charts last season with 58 scalps but picked up just nine at just over 3-1/2 runs an over in the Regional Super50 earlier this year.Jamaican Miller played the last of his 46 ODIs during the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand but chief selector Courtney Browne said his experience would prove valuable especially as West Indies geared up for the all-important 2019 World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe next year.“Miller has played ODI cricket previously. Along with his vast experience in our domestic competitions, we felt that he is the right fit to form a part of our ODI bowling unit at this time,” Browne said.“With the World Cup qualifiers fast approaching, we felt that this is not the right time to introduce an inexperienced slow bowler.”Emrit, meanwhile, has not tasted international cricket since he played a pair of ODIs 10 years ago in India, but has reinvented himself as a dependable lower order batsman and steady seamer in the T20 version of the game.He was outstanding for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League this year, snatching 15 wickets at seven runs per over to follow up on his haul of 16 scalps the previous year.Browne said the Trinidadian had been rewarded for his consistency and would be an asset to the T20 squad.“The selection of Emrit is to fill one of the all-rounder roles. He has always been on the fringes of selection and now gets his opportunity,” Browne explained.“He is a whole-hearted player, and has been a consistent performer in our domestic competitions and so the opportunity has now presented itself for him to join our T20I squad.”Emrit is one of three changes to the T20 squad with leg-spinner Samuel Badree available after missing the one-off game against England last September and Andre Fletcher coming in for Evin Lewis who is unavailable due to personal reasons.Miller’s inclusion is also one of three changes to the one-day side with Test speedster Shannon Gabriel and uncapped pacer Ronsford Beaton also called up.Of the side that toured England last September, pacers Jerome Taylor and Miguel Cummins, along with leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, have been dropped.Browne said the one-day series would be a critical one for the Windies, as the only international series before the World Cup qualifiers.“This series against New Zealand and our CWI Regional Super50 Cup next year are the only chances we will have for preparation prior to the World Cup qualifiers, which are scheduled to be played next March in Zimbabwe,” he noted.“So these matches will be used to help us identify the players that will play during the qualifiers, and this is why we have also taken the opportunity to introduce Ronsford Beaton.“Though he is more known for his pace and variations in T20I cricket, we believe he can add value within our ODI bowling unit.”West Indies face New Zealand in three ODIs and three T20Is from December 20 to January 3.SQUADS:ODI – Jason Holder (captain), Jason Mohammed (vice-captain), Sunil Ambris, Ronsford Beaton, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Kesrick WilliamsT20I – Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more


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first_imgMadagascar moved a step closer to a historic qualification to the knockout stages of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations, after they defeated fellow debutants Burundi 1-0 at the Alexandria Stadium on Thursday.Madagascar raised their tally to four points go second of Group B two points shy from leader Nigeria and move to the brink of reaching the eighth finals in their first ever AFCON appearance.The game started on a low note as both sides opted for a cautious approach. The first chance was delayed till the quarter hour mark when Carlous Andriamatsoro had a long range shot that found the safe hands of Burundi’s goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana. He was again the hero for “Les Hirondelles” four minutes later when he stopped another scorcher from Andriamatsoro.Cedric Amissi had Burundi’s first effort on target after 27 minutes but the defense was there to stop the effort. Ima Andriatsima tried to break the deadlock but his header missed the target by a slim margin. Both teams went to the dressing rooms with a barren draw.The second half was no different story with rare chances for both sides in the first 20 minutes. Gael Bigirimana send a beautiful shot from a freekick at the hour mark but the ball went just over the target.Bigirimana tried his luck once again from the same situation after 68 minutes but Malgasy goalkeeper Adrian was there to save his side.Marco Ilaimaharita broke the deadlock for Madagascar 14 minutes from time. Substitute Paolin Voavy was fouled on the edge of the penalty area and from the resultant freekick Ilaimaharita gave Madagascar what proved to be the game’s lone goal.Mohamed Amissi could have equalized for Burundi after two minutes but his shot missed the target from inside the area.Madagascar now needs a point from their final group game against leaders Nigeria to accompany them to the next round.Total Man of the Match: Marco Ilaimaharita (Madagascar) Source: CAFlast_img read more


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first_imgThe F-D-A has lifted restrictions on a machine designed to sanitize up to 80-thousand masks for re-use every day.Thousands of protective masks used by hospital workers can be sterilized daily using the Ohio-made technology. Food and Drug Administration officials approved the use of Battelle’s Critical Care Decontamination System yesterday at the urging of Governor Mike DeWine and President Trump. The Columbus-based lab’s system uses hydrogen peroxide vapors to sterilize respirator masks.The machine is simply a metal shipping container with the ability to clean masks using a combination of pressure and hydrogen peroxide.But the company was being limited to just 10,000 masks a day, and they could only use them in Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine picked up the phone and called President Trump. After the call, the machines were approved for 80-thousand masks Sunday night. Not just for Ohioans but for people throughout the country.More machines are ready to be sent to Seattle, New York, and Washington, D.C.last_img read more


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first_img13 Jul 2015 Plant takes runner-up spot in France England’s Alfie Plant was runner-up in the Chiberta Cup in France with a two-under par total for 72 holes.Plant opened with two rounds of two-over 72 before sweeping up the leaderboard with his third round 65. It was bogey free and included birdies on the 1st, 17th and 18th and an eagle three on the 12th.He completed the championship with a score of one-under 69 and, despite a bogey on the last, managed to finish a stroke ahead of the charging third-placed player Javier Sainz Delgado of Spain. He scored 62 with a blemish-free card of eight birdies and ten pars.The Chiberta Cup was won by Scotland’s Craig Ross, who finished five clear of the field on seven-under (70 69 67 67).Plant’s result underlines his current run of good form. The 22-year-old set a course record 63 at Panmure in the first round of qualifying for the Amateur Championship. This season he has also tied fifth in the Hampshire Salver and seventh in both the Welsh stroke play and the South East of England links championships.Tom Gandy, from Rowany in the Isle of Man, also represented England in the event and finished tied 43rd after rounds of 71 78 72 72.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Nelson Leafs continue to build for the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as the Heritage City franchise hosts its Spring Camp beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.The camp is the second of the spring for the Leafs, which staged a Prospects Camp last month.Leafs coach and general manager Dave McLellan has a full roster of players — 40 skaters and eight netminders — slated to attend.The camp begins Friday with Goalie Evaluation from 6-7 p.m. followed by a game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, there are two training sessions in the morning capped off with a game from 1:00-2:15 p.m.Sunday, McLellan’s coaching and evaluation staff has two chances to see the players in action, at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.The final contest, there will be selected player testing before the game.The Leafs main camp goes September 4-6 with the KIJHL pre-season to follow.The franchise hosts its Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 20.The meeting is held at 7 p.m. in the NDCC meeting room.Anyone interested or helping to shape the future of the Green and White is asked to attend.last_img read more