31 05 20

first_imgFreshman Lucy Ashworth led Lamar with two total shots, including one on goal. Freshman Juli Rocha had the other shot on goal for the Lady Cardinals. Lovejoy made nine saves for the Cardinals. “It’s obviously tough (losing), but we played our hearts out,” said junior Kelso Peskin. “I’m so proud of these girls. We achieved everything we wanted to achieve, and coming here was a big achievement. It’s just one step closer to next season, and what we’re going to do and achieve next year.” “I’m incredibly proud of this team and what they’ve accomplished this year,” said second-year coach Steve Holeman. “We’ve come a long way in one season and when we drew Texas A&M we obviously knew it was going to be an incredible challenge, the No. 6 team in the country and the No. 2 seed at their place. It was going to be an incredible environment. Statistically, Texas A&M held a distinct advantage, but could not get a shot past Lovejoy and the rest of the Lamar defense. The Aggies out shot Lamar 20 to five, including 10 to one in shots on goal. Texas A&M had nine corner kicks to three for the Cardinals. “It’s a great feeling to go out on this sort of game and it was a really great game by everybody,” said Lovejoy. “If they had to score an own goal to beat us, then so be it. I’m so proud of the team. I’m so proud of how hard everybody worked and how much effort they gave. It’s an amazing feeling coming off a game like that no matter what the outcome was.” “I thought our girls handled it extremely well. We knew we were going to have to defend and that’s exactly what we did today. We knew our chances would probably be limited. I thought we defended extremely well,” added Holeman. Lamar attempted three shots in the first half, none of which were on goal. Ashworth, Madison Ledet and Juliana Ocampo each one shot for the Cardinals. Lamar ends its historic season with an 18-4-1 overall record. It was a season of firsts for the Cardinals. First regular season conference title, first conference tournament title and first NCAA appearance in the 11-year history of the program. The Aggies started the scoring with an own goal at 7:40 of the first half. The Aggies Ally Watt crossed a ball to the front of the net from the left side and Lovejoy was able to deflect the ball further out front. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the deflected ball ricocheted off Lamar defender Tori Alaniz and into the goal. That represented the game’s only goal. All those firsts will leave lasting memories for the 2017 Cardinals student-athletes, coaches and fans of the program. For some of these Cardinals, it’s just the beginning as there were six underclassmen that saw significant playing time that are returning for next season. This kind of experience will only help them and the program going forward. Texas A&M improves to 18-2-1 on the season and will play the winner of the Notre Dame-IUPUI game next weekend. Ally Watt led the Aggies with six total shots, including four shots on goal. Cienna Arrieta added four shots, one on goal and Kendall Ritchie had two shots on goal. Cosette Morche made two save in goal for the Aggies.Courtesy of Lamar Athletics COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Senior goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoymade spectacular save after spectacular save for Lamar University, but a fluke own goal was the difference as No. 6-ranked Texas A&M held off the more than game Cardinals for a 1-0 win in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament First Round game at Ellis Field Friday night. Texas A&M had nine shots in the opening half, four of which were on goal. The Aggies also had five corner kicks in the opening stanza to zero by the Cardinals.last_img read more

31 05 20

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – With a pair of performances that helped clinch at least a portion of the Southland Conference regular-season title, UIW’s Ra’Quanne Dickens and Malick Phillips were named as the league’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. Northwestern State’s Hayden Bourgeois was tabbed as the Special Teams Player of the Week. The announcements were made by conference officials Monday morning. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Dickens charged the UIW offense with three touchdowns on 35 touches as the Cardinals topped Central Arkansas 40-27 Saturday. Phillips sparked an Incarnate Word defense that held firm in a comeback road victory. Bourgeois was put to use regularly returning three punts for 52 yards as the Demons downed No. 18 McNeese in a double overtime thriller Saturday night.Offensive Player of the Week: Ra’Quanne Dickens, Incarnate Word – Sr. – Running Back – Seminole, Fla.Dickens broke the program record for single-season rushing yards and single-season rushing touchdowns against UCA. He finished the game with 213 rushing yards against a Bears defense that entered the contest allowing opposing teams an average of just 110.6 rushing yards per game. This was his second 200-yard rushing effort this season. Dickens now has 1,054 rushing yards in 2018, becoming the first 1,000-yard rusher in program history. His three touchdowns, a career high, bringing his season total to 14 rushing. This is the first conference championship for the Cardinals, who became postseason eligible at the Division I level in 2017.Honorable Mention: Jazz Ferguson, Northwestern State; Chase Fourcade, NichollsDefensive Player of the Week: Malick Phillips, Incarnate Word – So. – Corner Back – Orange, TexasMalick Phillips was all over the field for the Cardinals on Saturday, guiding UIW’s victory over Central Arkansas and helping the Cardinals earn at least a share of the Southland Conference title. The sophomore had two of UIW’s four interceptions, which set a single-game record for picks, and gave UIW 18 interceptions on the season, marking a new single-season program record. Phillips’ picks marked the first multi-interception game of his career. The sophomore also had a solo tackle and contributed three key pass breakups to help secure UIW’s victory and his second weekly defensive honor this season.Honorable Mention: Jack Gibbens, Abilene Christian; Dedrick Garner, Lamar; Obi Iheoma, Northwestern StateSpecial Teams Player of the Week: Hayden Bourgeois, Northwestern State – So. – Punt Returner – Crowley, La.Bourgeois blocked a field goal attempt to keep Northwestern alive during the scoreless first overtime in a 37-34 upset over 18th-ranked McNeese. The sophomore also had two key punt returns that led to 10 points for the Demons. His 17-yard punt runback early after halftime gave NSU the ball at the 35 and ignited the Demons’ first scoring series. In his biggest moment, he saved the Demons at the end of the first overtime period by slicing through the left side and blocking the potential game-winning field goal from the Cowboys kicker. He also registered seven tackles as a safety, ranking second on the team for the contest.Honorable Mention: Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls; Jae’Lon Oglesby, Stephen F. AustinSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

31 05 20

first_imgHIGHLY SUCCESSFUL 626 NIGHT MARKET COMPLETES SUMMER RUN BY ATTRACTING 345,684 ATTENDEES OVER FOUR WEEKENDS AT SANTA ANITAAMERICA’S LARGEST ASIAN-THEMED NIGHT MARKET MARKS EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT SANTA ANITA BY AGAIN ATTRACTING YOUNGER ‘LESS TRADITIONAL’ DEMOGRAPHICARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 5, 2019)–For the eighth consecutive year, Santa Anita’s wildly popular 626 Night Market wrapped up another successful summertime run this past Sunday at The Great Race Place, as it attracted 345,684 on-track attendees over four separate weekends this summer.The 626 Night Market plays host to dozens of young entrepreneurs and offers attendees a wide array of live entertainment, as well as food and technological exhibits located in Santa Anita’s picturesque Paddock Gardens area and surrounding parking lots.“We’re thrilled that ‘626’ continues to introduce a younger, more ethnic and less traditional demographic to Santa Anita Park,” said Pete Siberell, Santa Anita Director of Community Services and Special Projects. “We’re not only able to expose our Paddock Gardens and racetrack to a totally new audience, but we we’re able to engage with many of them in a way that we hope will encourage them to  come back to visit us during our live meets and become Thoroughbred racing fans.“By any measure, this is a golden demographic for us and we’re thankful for the opportunity to make new friends right here in our immediate market.”The brainchild of 38-year-old entrepreneur Jonny Hwang, “626” is patterned after similar events in his native Taiwan and has proven incredibly popular with young attendees who are based primarily in the San Gabriel Valley.“As we continue to evolve the 626 Night Market with diverse foods and activities, we attract more people from various areas of Southern California,” said Hwang.  “This enables our night markets to be a massive platform for showcasing chefs, entrepreneurs, and talent from participating communities.”Santa Anita, which will host the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record 10th time on Nov. 1 & 2, will reopen for live racing with its 23-day Autumn Meet beginning on Friday, Sept. 27.For additional information on Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn Meet and the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

31 05 20

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has told Dele Alli he wants the England star to be himself again.The new Spurs boss spoke to Dele about rediscovering the player he was two years ago.2 New Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is keen to get Dele Alli back to his bestCredit: Getty – ContributorMourinho said: “I asked him if he was Dele or Dele’s brother? He told me he was Dele. I said ‘OK, play like Dele’.”The playmaker, 23, is expected to start alongside Harry Kane in Saturday’s lunchtime London derby at West Ham.Fans fear hitman Kane could be considering his future after five years as a first-team regular that has seen him win zero silverware.A goal for the England skipper at the London Stadium would see him move clear of legend Martin Chivers as Spurs’ third-highest scorer of all time on 175 strikes.And Mourinho insisted he will do everything in his power to ensure Kane remains a Tottenham icon.The Spurcial One said: “Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world.“Whether it is England or Tottenham, he just needs his team to bring him, or to go with him, to the next level.“And what is the next level? Titles.”Quizzed about his realistic ambitions at Spurs, Mourinho insisted he is concentrating on taking small steps first — and then bigger ones.He added: “I will try to win against West Ham and try to qualify for the Champions League next round. I am only focusing on this.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strut “But with the squad and the quality of the structure of the club, we can have the same ambitions as they have at clubs that are bigger than us.“I don’t want my players to fear anything.“We go for everything against everybody and we can win.”2 Dele Alli has scored two Premier League goals this seasonCredit: Getty – ContributorWest Ham vs Tottenham FREE – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clashlast_img read more

26 05 20

first_imgBoth sides smashed each other into exhaustion with punishing defence and a fast-paced game with Australia centre Josh Dugan saving two probable tries with his positional sense and a desperate ankle tap on his opposite number Kallum Watkins.The only thing that separated the sides was Cordner’s 15th-minute try as they both controlled the ball well, but England rued stupid errors or poor decisions early in the tackle count inside the Kangaroos’ 20-metre area.”It’s amazing to finally get a World Cup victory on home soil,” Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith said. “It was one of the toughest football games I’ve played in my career. A really pleasing victory for the boys.”We spoke about defence winning games and winning tournaments and we just kept turning them (England) around.”Smith’s team had been virtually unbackable favourites for the final after they romped through the tournament, while England had to overcome the weight of history with a 12-game losing streak to the Kangaroos and not having won the title since 1972 as part of the Britain team.The intensity of the game was set in the first hitup by England prop James Graham when he smashed into four Australian tacklers and reeled away with a cut above his left eye after an accidental head clash with Matt Gillett.The Kangaroos, who hammered away for much of the opening quarter at England’s line, however opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Cordner crashed over during their third successive set of possession.A superb chase game by England on Luke Gale’s tactical kicks, however, gave Wayne Bennett’s side field position only for errors and penalties to allow Australia to escape.Kangaroos standoff Michael Morgan crossed early in the second half but video referee Ben Thaler called it back for interference earlier in the play.Jermaine McGillvary and Watkins also stormed into open field, only for desperate Australian defence to again snuff out the opportunities.”Tough one to take,” England’s Graham said. “Both teams played well. 6-0 doesn’t advertise it as a great game but what a spectacle.”last_img read more

26 05 20

first_imgThe match started with a flurry of touchdowns from Exxon Mobile counting 5 points in the first six minutes of the match.The game calmed down for a period as the heat began to sap each team’s energy.However, before the half time hooter blew, Exxon Mobil speedster, Sergio Patrielli ignited the scoring pace with a touch down after a quick inside play to increase the lead to 6-0.Exxon Mobil started the second half by putting their opponents out of reach to further their lead after some quick passing and side-steps which unlocked driving spaces to secure 8 points to nil lead.Ela Motors literally called off the match after a needless catchup game ending the match at 10-0.In other matches; NSO defeated Holiday Inn in the open men’s match 4-1, Post-Courier whacked SPAC 7-0 in the open mix division, Data Fix beat NCL in the open mix 5-3 and Data Fix beat ANZ in the senior mix division 5-last_img read more

26 05 20

first_imgThe IBF super-middleweight title-holder (23-1) will unify belts with WBC champion Badou Jack (20-1-2) on Saturday in New York City, live on Sky Sports, having previously won three in a row in North America.”I’ve done it the hard way – first Olympic gold medallist from Great Britain to win a world title, the ‘road warrior’,” DeGale exclusively told Sky Sports.”I love that tag because I do travel. I don’t care, I’ll go where the biggest titles are, the accolades.”In this country, I don’t get the respect. And that’s not me being stupid, or bitter about it. I have got my supporters, my fans, and I can’t wait for the homecoming.”But I’m not getting the credit. After this fight, I should get the credit. I’m coming home, trust me. Next year, a big one against Callum Smith.”DeGale beat Andre Dirrell for the IBF belt in Boston in May 2015, before defending it in Lucian Bute’s adopted home of Quebec City, then against Rogelio Medina in Washington.Liverpool’s Smith is the mandatory challenger to the winner of DeGale’s unification fight with Jack.James DeGale vs Badou Jack is live on Sky Sports 1 HD on Saturday night from 2am.last_img read more

14 05 20

first_imgAnuar arrived 13 years ago at the Blanquivioleta club and has gone through all the categories until debuting with him, where he has played about 60 games, 11 of them this season. Now he will remain in Greece until the end of the season and according to media from the Hellenic country, the Panathinakos has a purchase option of four million, Like there is a first team penalty clause if you don’t play a minimum of matches.In the player’s first declarations as a component of the Panathinaikos squad, Anuar said that “the Panathinaikos is a historic team with a great international name. I know you are not at the best moment in your history at this time. But I know that the whole team is working very hard to return to the level they had before and I am here to help. ” Real Valladolid and Panathinaikos have announced that they have reached an agreement for the transfer of Anuar to the Greek group, as AS said on Saturday morning. The youth squad, who has just renewed until 2023 with the Valladolid team, hopes to count on the historic Athenian team with the minutes he was not having with Sergio González’s team.last_img read more

14 05 20

first_imgThere is also the Bernabéu Tour, which is no small matter, since it is nothing less than the third most visited museum in Madrid, only behind the Prado and Reina Sofía Museums. Up to 1.3 million people visit the Tour each year and its turnover is around 17-18 million euros (The club recognizes operating income of almost 29 million euros in its accounts for the 2018-19 period). We talk about a turnover of around the million and a half a month that will be stopped for the duration of the closing of the white museum.The income to be received by the Champions League is also in the air, although in this case what has already been accumulated by the progress in the competition is money that the club has: so far Madrid has raised 34.4 million euros in prizes in the European Cup (15 for participation in the group stage, 9.9 for the results in said group stage and 9.5 for access to the round of 16). Madrid would be entitled to that money, pending whether or not they went back on the second leg against City. The money that would be disrupted would be the television market-pool, variable amounts depending on each country and the development of the competition.The hole for the whites can be bearable or very serious, depending on what this situation lengthens, which will define what the club will stop entering. The biggest problem, should the remainder of the season be suspended, would be in the salaries of the club’s employees. Madrid entered 757.3 million in the 2018-19 season and has budgeted to reach 822 this year, a forecast that will clearly be affected by recent events. And in the previous season, more than half of the income was taken by staff salaries: 394 million in personnel expenses (including salaries, Social Security contributions, bonuses, image rights …).Up to 300 million corresponded to the first soccer squad (coaching staff included), 30.3 in the case of the basketball team and up to 45 million were paid to Non-Sports Personnel of the Soccer section. It is very likely that the wage bill has risen considerably, after the many signings that were made last summer (Hazard, Mendy, Jovic, Militao …), which would make the task even more difficult. Madrid’s financial health is very robust, but without a doubt a suspension of the season would be a serious setback for the Madrid coffers. What they do assure from the club is that, whatever happens, the players will collect the integrity of their salaries. Real Madrid went into quarantine last Thursday after the positive for Thomkins coronavirus, player of the basketball section, that forced the isolation of all the employees of the white club. A mobilization of 400 workers that has been accompanied by other difficult decisions, such as the closure of the Bernabéu Tour. The club has put health issues before the rest of the edges of the problem, but without a doubt those edges exist and have their influence. Like the economic one: How much does Madrid cost this situation?It is a complicated question to answer, since it largely depends on how long the blockade situation experienced by sport in general continues. In LaLiga there is already an estimate of the cost that the false closing of this season would suppose for the First Division clubs: 679 million euros; 549 for television rights, 88 for subscriptions and 42 for box offices. In this cake, the largest pieces are those that would stop perceiving Barcelona and Real Madrid; the culés would stop entering 160 million euros, the whites somewhat less, around 150. LaLiga has faith that the situation is on track and LaLiga can be ended, even if it is behind closed doors; in the RFEF they are not so optimistic and all the options are considered, including the one of not playing more this season.That cost of subscription and box office is difficult to calculate, since it will depend on how many games Real Madrid stops playing before its public or those that it does not get to play in general, because they are permanently suspended. The income for subscribers and partners in the 2018-19 season was close to 50 million, while the box office income was 119 million. 27 games were played at the Bernabéu; the average is 4.4 million per game, although from this total it could be possible to subtract the income for the basketball section in the WiZink Center (in white accounts the concept is recognized as ‘Stadium’, without specifying more).It can be said, then, that each match at the Bernabéu represents Madrid, on average, about four million income. And it should not be forgotten that basketball revenues will not arrive either: the ACB and the Euroleague are also stopped until further notice. This season Madrid had a minimum of six games to play at the Bernabéu and a maximum of eight, in case of going back against City and reaching the semifinals of the Champions League.That would stop losing for every duel at home that does not dispute or that plays behind closed doors. And to this should be added the amounts that must be reimbursed to subscribers by parties not enjoyed, although as it is a cause of force majeure, with the WHO having already considered the pandemic coronavirus, possible compensation for the insurance contracted by the club should be studied. So far, that debate has not taken place in Madrid.last_img read more

14 05 20

first_imgMoney: “LaLiga is an entity that is dedicated to selling the television rights of the clubs. The RFEF, under its umbrella, has clubs that generate deficits in this regard. We raise funds to give it to them. They lay their wealth in selling. We look for it to give it to the clubs. If 88% is based on your rights, how is it possible that you did not insure yourself when the person responsible for the sale should have insured that. We ensure our competitions. We have 6 or 8% rights and we guarantee it. We find it tremendous. In a multinational we would be talking about a clear responsibility with the person responsible for this. We are satisfied with how we are doing things. Our Cup and Super Cup have saved modest clubs. “The league: “First choose money on the scale of values ​​and first is health. We want the competition to end. That is clear to us. We act in defense of rigor. It is our main function. We guarantee the cleanliness of the competitions ”.Who would win and how would it look if not played: “If it is suspended, it has to be resumed. If there was a date in which UEFA says which teams pass, well, what do the rules say? UEFA would have to give the criteria. UEFA has to say from this date these are the teams participating in Europe. Our spirit leads us to finish all the leagues ”.Elections to the RFEF: “I have already been asked about the suspension of the elections. They are not called and have never been called. We have asked for authorization to advance them. I spoke to Irene Lozano and told her that we are working on eradicating the coronavirus. We are at your disposal, I said. When the time comes we will see when they are called. Now we are working on what is important. ”Forecast dates to restart: “We work with all the forecasts. From the most optimistic to the most pessimistic. The closed door would be the last option, but we will do what they tell us. We have a responsibility. We can’t play fortune tellers. “Deadline to start European competitions: “The different scenarios have been seen. There is a manager at UEFA who will give an answer.ERTEs in modest clubs: “I am concerned about everything. I am concerned that people have a hard time. So my obligation is to give peace of mind. We have worked with many obstacles. The most modest clubs have guaranteed income. As for the ERTEs it is a labor issue and therefore union and employer. We will participate where they tell us. What I do want is to put on the table a measure that I will ask for: to make all payments subsequent to the cone virus more flexible. The problem of dismissals in terms of licenses is a problem between clubs and players but they have to solve it in a union or employer way. “Where does the money come from: “We are the only federation without a public subsidy. The only one. We have to work very hard with our competitions and teams, communication and marketing with a very strong treasury and with a very austere balance. This has made us give more money to the most humble clubs. That’s where our money comes from. Why LaLiga’s problem, because as sellers of club rights they have not guaranteed that income with the responsibility that this entails. You, having the eggs in the same basket, should have secured the only source of income you have. ”Facilities for those in need: “We may give up facilities. I told Irene Lozano that we have many beds that can be for the sick or family. Everything is available. It would be a great initiative for LaLiga to talk to the clubs so that they could make their residencies available to everyone. It would have been a great initiative. I ask you from here. It is always important that the sport shows signs of solidarity ”.Loss of postponement of the Eurocup: “A working group has been created. The RFEF will be there and we will see what losses there are. The message is to play with integrity. That makes me proud to belong to UEFA. Money is more important but integrity. ”Spanish team and amateur trips: “We don’t even know in a month where we are going to be. Hopefully we will get better but others may get worse. UEFA has reserved changes to the formulas and different formulas to be able to finish the competitions. Making closed phases has not been discarded. We have to see. “Block descents and only have ascents: “Do not. It would be irresponsible. The League will have to be listened to. What is gained and lost in the field must rule. It is raw and hard but it is just right. That is our speech. Unless we are forced, we are not going to get out of there. “Contracts beyond June 30: “It is a question to consider. It is only fair that the same templates be finished. We are going to try to propose it. Here the regulation collides with the law of several countries. If you can get it, hopefully. And if inequality cannot be achieved it will be the same for everyone. At any step it is too early to talk about it. The first step is to try to finish before June 30. If not, then this will gain in news. “2nd and Third Controls: “It seems irresponsible to me that with patients and life at stake, it seems out of the question that tests are being used when there are people who need it. It seems to me that it is not knowing the reality. If they have confined us. It doesn’t matter if you are infected or not. Does not matter. The result is the same. And if you have severe symptoms, that person needs a test. Not a footballer. He will be isolated. The administration has said it, everyone who has a test, masks, gloves, put it on. And there is someone who is sending a test and it is illegal. Must be punished. We all stand out and it is an unpatriotic stocking. We strongly disagree. A different thing is that when there are fewer patients, we will consider it for our categories. But now let’s focus on the one that needs it. You have to lend a hand. ”Call of Thebes ?: “Has not called me. I have not called him either, but I have invited LaLiga. It would be desirable if it came. But if Carlos del Campo comes, I will be delighted. It is a good opportunity for us all to be together. The differences are notable but at the moment Spanish football and hobbies are at stake. We will invite the League and receive all who come. “Women’s Football: “All those who are included in the Elite Program, guarantee up to the last euro. Sports competitions are suspended. If it ends before June 30, well. If you can with the public, the better. And if you have to play with heat, we will continue to preserve health. You will not be able to play in Seville with 40 degrees no matter how much you want abroad or on television. The Queen’s Cup final follows the same process as that of the King. And with the European it is necessary to see if it is suspended and if it is disputed in 2021 ”. Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, appeared at an institutional press conference to assess the latest events related to sport caused by the coronavirus crisis, including the postponement of Euro 2020 to 2021. With his explanations many things have been made clear . Competitively it is: Barça will not be champion if it is not played again. And also, the result of the first lap will not be worth it and that the only solution is to finish the competition.Coronavirus crisis: “We have been working with UEFA for many days, by phone and by videoconference. We have moved some proposals that have been satisfactorily approved. We already know what the situations are for the European, local and Eurocopa competitions. The competitions have to be finished before June 30. All the teams have to play all the matches. That is what we discussed with the 55 member federations and with the Executive Committee. We have all voted favorably. “Presidents meeting: “All the presidents of the Territories, and all unanimously agree and have given me their vote of confidence. Health, economy and competitions are the three pillars that we analyzed.”Very hard days: “There are many more important things for everyone, but there is no doubt that from the RFEF we must continue working and providing solutions. We have to do our job. I want to thank all of Spanish society and those who are suffering from this tremendous situation. And to all who are helping. “UEFA meeting and 55 member associations: “It was thanks to Ceferin’s spirit. He wants to listen to everyone and hear their opinion. We have been talking to UEFA for many days. We have been working a lot on the phone for five or six days. Some measures have been approved. The situation of the Eurocup is already known. There has been a will supported by UEF. Competitions must be completed if possible before June 30 although it should not be an impassable wall. Our opinion is that there is justice and equality and that all teams can play all their matches so that the competition is won on the field. ”Territorial Meeting: “Almost all the presidents have been present, there have only been a couple of them who have been absent. They have unanimously agreed to support the RFEF thesis. I thank all of them who have given their vote of confidence to the Federation ”Health: “From the RFEF, complementary measures will be taken in the weeks before the competition resumes. Our means are at the disposal of the administration. The beginning is contingent on the Government and Health allowing us to play. “Economic: “It is important that we clarify why LaLiga has said that billions will be lost if they do not end the competition and that has generated many calls. It is important that all the clubs listen to me: even the last euro that has been promised by the RFEF is guaranteed. Impulso 23, quarry with values, aid for men’s and women’s futsal, balls, travel, aid for minors, women’s soccer, the Elite Program … Everything up to the last euro is guaranteed. We do not want uncertainty and we have worked rigorously. That will give peace of mind. The RFEF is going to pay up to the last committed euro ”.Competitions: “There are many ways to explain this. Our teams aim to outdo themselves and their rivals. It’s all about justice. If the competitions were agreed in one way, they have to end like this and the rules cannot be changed mid-season. What we have asked UEFA, we will invite AFE and LaLiga, and the finalists clubs of the commitments and they can make proposals but I want it to be clear. The first scenario is to finish before June 30, whatever it may be. I cannot guarantee it. We are very rigorous. I cannot guarantee anything. If that is not the case, it is said to end with the classification as it is. And I can already say that it would be injustice to end the classification as it is. It would be a tremendous injustice. The classification that there is now will not be the one at the end. “Second scenario: “Others spoke to nullify the season and we defend not. How are we going to do that. How are we going to take away prizes from teams that have been winning things throughout the season. We want the season to end. And the third scenario was about roll back the season to the first lap. And we’re not going to do that either. It would be rewarding someone who had a position that isn’t now. We only have to finish the season. Which is June 30, perfect. No, it will end later. And if later you have to start later or with another format, it will be done, but agreed by all. This is the formula we have found. “Government: “We have to coordinate with our administration. Something will come to the sport from aid. And we will take the side of UEFA and FIFA. We must thank the CSD and the COE, FIFA and UEFA for their work. They all managed to give in. We launched a message of humility and justice. “Help the most modest clubs of Second B and Third: “We must guarantee the audas of this season and the next. If it is extended this season the other will be shorter. The emoluments will be the same. We are talking about more than 50,000 euros per team in Third and 130,000 in Second B. We guarantee all aid. The humble clubs are waiting for our grants and I want them to be calm. If we have to go beyond June 30, we will do it even if it is not the best. ”European competitions: “No possibility has been ruled out. Out of loyalty and hierarchy, I have given my opinion, but it is up to UEFA to answer these questions. “Cup Final: “There is no date. We value May 31 and report it to the Royal Household, but seeing what has happened, we have paralyzed. We don’t want to impose anything. We will put it on a weekend. I have called Real and Athletic and the two of them will be pending in the negotiations. We want a final with a hobby. From there, because it is a legal imperative, we would do it behind closed doors if they tell us so. We cannot say date. He would be very arrested. You cannot create confusion. We will work with the clubs. “Cup outside this season: “We don’t rule out anything. It is above that June 30 date. They will be with voice and vote. It was very easy to talk to them. It is a historic game. ”Measures if the League is not played: “Lengthen the calendar as necessary to finish. It will be in coordination with the League. We want to agree. It is a historical moment. Ending the season like this or ending is already a sports scenario that we do not contemplate. ”last_img read more