Casemiro and his debut: “Mou wanted to talk to me and I thought: ‘But if I haven’t done anything …’”

first_imgCasemiro was summoned for this match of day 32 against Real Betis and acknowledges that he did not know very well what he had to do. “Kaka helped me because they summoned me and I didn’t know what I had to do. He told me to go with him to the concentration”, it states. April 20, 2013 will be a hard day to forget for Casemiro. The Real Madrid midfielder is one of the pillars of the white team but, at that time, he was still a promising Brazilian footballer who came from Sao Paulo to prove his worth in Castilla and a possible leap to the white team.On 14 he told how it was the first day he played an official game with the white shirt in the Libero magazine. “Toril called me and said: ‘Case, the first team needs a player and you are going to train with them.’ But I didn’t know anything because Mourinho decided. I had played a lot in Sao Paulo but football was faster, people I chose better. So, I trained with the first team and I saw that it was more my game profile, more leisurely, more thought and I highlighted a lot. I trained very well and I remember that Mourinho was with Karanka in the training camp. Then, Karanka told him “hey that one plays well”. Mourinho replied: “Yes, I know that one, it’s Casemiro. He has already played in Brazil and has played a lot with Sao Paulo … I said it so that I could hear it “, The Brazilian tells about his first training under Portuguese. After an assignment in Porto, Casemiro has established itself as one of the most important players in recent seasons at Real Madrid. The Brazilian already exceeds 200 games and adds twelve white titles: four Champions League, one League, one Cup, three Club World Cups, one Spanish Super Cup and two European Super Cups.center_img The Brazilian went to the hotel and there, Jose Mourinho explained that he was going to start against Betis. “On the day of the game I thought I was going to have five minutes to debut or that I was going to cut myself in the locker room. Nothing was happening. Mourinho gave the talk before eating. Then, at breakfast, he said: “Case, to my room”. I thought: “But if I haven’t done anything, what will he want from me …” I entered the room and he said: “Case, I know you. I know you have more than 100 games with Sao Paulo …”. I saw a blackboard and saw myself as a holder. He points out and tells me: “Are you going to be a holder?” “Yes, you play a lot, you are very good. Quiet. Look, with the first ball go to death”, Casemiro tells about Mourinho’s explanations before giving him the alternative.JESUS ​​RUBIO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS)last_img read more

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New coach, Messi goal

first_imgIt is not Messi’s most scoring year. After a start splashed with injuries that prevented him from scoring until day eight against Sevilla, He knew how to chain a phenomenal streak of twelve goals in eight games. Nevertheless, In the last four league games he has only been able to score a goal for Alavés. He dried himself before Real, in the Classic and in the derby against Espanyol.Messi, in fact, has almost impossible to get into the fight to win his seventh Golden Boot. With 13 goals and 26 points, he is seven goals and fourteen points from Ciro Immobile, current leader of the European scorers table ahead of Robert Lewandowski. However, the Argentine yes He has been able to support the first place in the LaLiga scorers table. It’s hard to guess what it will be Messi’s reaction to this change of coach, the fifth He has lived since he was at Barça, where he has been directed by Rijkaard, Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino, Luis Enrique and now Quique Setién. With the latter, the Argentine has made it almost customary to welcome them with goals. Messi scored in the debut with Tito Vilanova. In the Supercopa of 2012 (goal in a 3-2 to Madrid) and in LaLiga (two goals in a 5-1 to Real). With Martino, he made a double in the official debut in LaLiga 2013-14 of the Argentine coach (7-0) to Levante. With Luis Enrique, he scored in the first League match of the 2014-15 campaign (another double in a 3-0 against Elche). Finally also He scored a penalty goal against Madrid in Ernesto Valverde’s first official match at the head of Barça in full depression by the march of Neymar. Messi has been seen smiling in the first training with Setién, that he has dedicated words of admiration from day one, but also assured that he would know how to keep his distance and be in his place when the time came. Messi is not an easy player for technicians. Wanted to Rijkaard more over time than at the time (he was disliked not being in the 2006 Champions League final), he lived from more to less with Guardiola, appreciated Tito, endured Martino and with Luis Enrique He had the strangest relationship. He wanted to force his way out after the Anoeta storm in January 2015 and ended up in a hug with him in goodbye. “It is very close to Guardiola,” he has said on occasion. He was respected by Valverde until the end, but it is true that with the absolute power he has in the club, he did not avoid his dismissal. Maybe because he saw that the team needed a jolt that, wait, Setien gives him. We’ll see if he also receives the Cantabrian with a goal.last_img read more

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Ranieri heads candidates for FIFA coach award

first_imgZURICH (AP);Claudio Ranieri’s latest reward for leading Leicester to an unlikely Premier League title is a nomination for FIFA’s coach of the year award.FIFA announced Ranieri and Zinedine Zidane among 10 contenders yesterday.Zidane, who lead Real Madrid to the Champions League title, is a candidate despite starting his first top-level coaching job only in January.Chris Coleman, the coach of another unheralded team, was nominated for taking Wales to the European Championship semi-finals.Euro 2016-winning coach Fernando Santos of Portugal and Didier Deschamps of beaten finalist France were also nominated.Last year’s winner, Luis Enrique of Barcelona, and 2011 winner Pep Guardiola are among club coaches on the list. It is completed by Juergen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone.Voting will be done by national team captains and coaches, selected media and an online fan poll. Each section will be weighted 25 per cent of the final tallies.FIFA will announce a three-man shortlist on December 2.The rebranded Best FIFA Awards ceremony will be held on January 9 in Zurich.Candidates:Chris Coleman (Wales), Didier Deschamps (France), Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich, Manchester City), Juergen Klopp (Liverpool), Luis Enrique (Barcelona), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham), Claudio Ranieri (Leicester), Fernando Santos (Portugal), Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid), Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).last_img read more

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Japanese teenager Ikee wins 5th gold medal at Asian Games

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs SPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ikee still has one more race to come on the sixth and final day of swimming.“I feel a bit broken and my body aches,” Ikee said. “I’m proud to be an Asian champion, but I want to achieve more.” Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Japan’s women’s 4x100m medley relay team celebrate their gold medal during swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Rikako Ikee is turning Jakarta’s Asian Games pool into her own golden pond. Every time she dives into the water, she comes out with another medal.The 18-year-old Ikee did it again Thursday, swimming the butterfly leg for the Japanese team that won the women’s 4×100-meter medley relay.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon PLAY LIST 01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ikee may get her chance. She also won four medals at last week’s Pan Pacs against m opposition from the United States, Canada and Australia and is surfacing as Japan’s great hope for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Hong Kong and Singapore also won medals in the relay but only after China and South Korea, which initially finished second and third, were disqualified for leaving the blocks too early.The relay victory was significant because it gave Japan the slimmest of leads over China in the sport’s medal standings, which are important for both nations with the next Olympics taking place in Asia.With six events remaining on the last night of swimming, Japan has 17 golds to China’s 16. Only the tiny city-state of Singapore has broken the domination of those two countries in the pool this week, courtesy of Joseph Schooling’s two titles.The 100 butterfly Olympic champion wasn’t at his best in the 50 fly but he found a way to get his hands on the wall first in 23.61 seconds, edging China’s Wang Peng by 0.04.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Breakthrough MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The victory gave her a fifth gold and her seventh medal overall in Jakarta, leaving her in a tie for second in two of the most significant medal categories in the 67-year history of the region’s biggest multi-sports event.Only North Korean shooter So Gin Man has tallied more at one edition, winning a total of eight medals, including seven gold, at the 1982 Asian Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “I think it’s more like a controlled rage, all I was thinking about was trying to get my hips up and down as quick as I could, try not to spin, try not to slip too much. The rest, you can only hope for the best,” he said.Chinese backstroker Xu Jiayu was more animated than usual after he captured his fourth gold of the Games, winning the 200 in 1 minute, 53.99 seconds, then straddling the lane rope and raising his arms in the air in triumph before slamming his fists into the water.Already a world champion for the 100 backstroke, he is shaping as one Asia’s best Olympic hopes for Tokyo 2020. He has three backstroke titles in the meet, scooped up a bonus gold in the mixed relay and has a shot at one more in the men’s medley relay.China’s Wang Jianjiahe beat the Asian Games record to win the women’s 800 freestyle in 8:18.55, but Japan won the two other events decided Thursday.Shinri Shioura beat his Japanese teammate Katsumi Nakamura by a fingernail to win the men’s 100m freestyle gold in 48.71, with Nakumura clocked at 48.72, while Satomi Suzuki won the women’s 50 breaststroke in 30.03 to collect her third gold in the Indonesian capital.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Several Lindeners fined for traffic violations

first_imgA number of Lindeners who appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court last week for traffic violations were fined.The offences ranged from careless driving to driving uncertified motor vehicles. Thirty-five-year-old Orrin John, of 96 Half Mile, Wismar, Linden, was fined a total of $20,000 for the offences of dangerous driving and crossing continuous double lines along the Washer Pond Road, Mackenzie, Linden on September 12. Failure to pay the fines means an alternative sentence of two weeks and one week in prison respectively.Then, 42-year-old Earl Bowlin, of 16 Half Mile, Wismar, Linden, was fined a total of $50,000 for the offences of driving an uninsured motor vehicle and driving an uncertified and unlicensed motor vehicle, which resulted in two separate fines of $15,000 with two weeks in prison as  the alternative sentences.The fines were handed down after Bowlin was found guilty of the offences committed while using motorcycle CH 5944 along the Washer Pond Road on September 12. The first offence usually carries a fine of $20,000 or four weeks in prison.Finally, 22-year-old Brentnol Adolph, of 499 Wismar Housing Scheme, was fined a total of $20,000 on charges of obscured identification mark on the front of his vehicle and driving an uncertified motor vehicle. The court heard that he rode motorcycle CF 1965 along the Washer Pond Road on September 12 under the said conditions.He pleaded guilty to both charges. Failure to pay the fines will result in a sentence of one week in prison.last_img read more

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CBL to Testify on IB’s 5-yr Regulation Claim

first_img– Advertisement – Former CBL Executive Governor, Milton A. Weeks Following International Bank’s (IBank) contention that it took the decision to destroy two of several checks belonging to co-defendant Varney Sherman due to a Central of Bank ofLiberia (CBL) regulation, the CBL will appear at Criminal Court ‘C’ today to testify about the credibility of that statement.CBL is also expected to explain whether or not IBank’s contention is part of the CBL’s regulation.CBL’s appearance is based on a request by state lawyers to have the bank explain its regulations for commercial banks on the storage of customers’ processed checks.International Bank had earlier testified that the regulation gives it authority to destroy any of its customers’ banking information, including checks processed and stored, after five years.Co-defendant Sherman’s checks are dated June 25 and August 31, 2010, in the amount of US$50,000 and US$200,000 respectively.IBank said due to that regulation they were able to destroy the two checks, although several other checks from the same period (June and August 2010) processed for Sherman have been turned over to the prosecution.The prosecution claimed that IBank, through Sherman’s account, made the two check payments to co-defendant Richard Tolbert, former National Investment Commission chairman, to support the  campaign activities of the ruling Unity Party (UP), where Sherman served as chairman.It is alleged that the payment was intended for the passage of Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) Act that was before the legislature to award Wologizi Mountain, in Lofa County, to Sable Mining, a UK based mining company, without the company going through any competitive bidding process, according to state lawyers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Samukai to Address Water Safety Awareness Campaign

first_imgFormer Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, Jr.The authorities of Lifesaving-Liberia, Incorporated have selected Mr. Brownie J. Samukai, Minister of National Defense, to serve as keynote speaker at a program marking this year’s National Beach Safety Week, which begins November 24-29.Alfred S. Jones, a retired Captain of the Armed Forces of Liberia who was previously assigned with the Liberian Coast Guard, is Lifesaving-Liberia’s executive director. He said Minister Samukai will address a stakeholders conference that will follow the awareness campaign on November 28 at one of the local beaches under the theme, “A Call for Increased Efforts to Prevent the Risk of Drowning in Liberia.” He said the exercise is to highlight the safety of the aquatic environment and its economic benefit to the government.Lifesaving-Liberia, Inc. is a non-profit drowning prevention organization dedicated to improving water safety by working with aquatic recreational facilities, local communities, private and public schools as well as individuals at risk since 2010.“Drowning is a serious threat to public health, because we have observed that hundreds of young citizens and foreign residents have died by drowning in Liberia every year especially at the commencement of the biggest summer beach season on November 29, the birth anniversary of the country’s 18th President William V.S. Tubman,” said the retired Captain.Jones attributed the high rate of drowning to the proliferation of unsafe beaches operating in Monrovia and its environs. Currently, he said there are 52 of such beaches and 19 swimming pools operating in Monrovia and its surroundings without lifeguards or other safety measures. “This accounts for a significant number of drownings,” he said.Jones disclosed that a representative from the Department of Tourism at the Ministry of Information will be on hand to educate beach goers on some swimming methods, “just to reduce some of the personal risks in and around waters.”He said there is a stronger need for beach and water safety education for people who engage in aquatic recreation and other water-related activities to identify the risks associated with the water environment and take appropriate measures.According to Jones, Lifesaving-Liberia, Inc. will formally launch the campaign on November 24, with hundreds of school children parading through the principal streets of Monrovia to one of the beaches where Minister Samukai is expected to serve as guest speaker. On November 25-27, there will be a community level awareness targeting six vulnerable communities including New Kru Town, Popo Beach, Doe Community, Battery Factory, Clara Town and West Point communities.He said the event will be climaxed at one of the beaches with a series of activities including rescue and resuscitation demonstrations to be followed by a lifeguard recruitment exercise and the registration of kids and non-swimmers for swimming lessons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Krush finish second at men’s provincials slo-pitch tournament

first_imgTeam member Jason Atkings said Krush has been making the trip to provincials for over ten years and the squad doesn’t get in nearly as many games as their competition does at the tournament.“We’ve been going down and playing for 11 years now. There’s no league in Fort St. John so we travel throughout Alberta and B.C. to play then. We end up playing teams that end up getting in 80 games a year. We go to a few tournaments a year but I think our team gets in 20 games a year before we go,” he stated.As for nationals next year that will be held over the August long weekend. The team also wanted to pass on their thanks to various team sponsors for their support over the season.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Russia prepares for World Cup drone attack

first_img0Shares000The Luzhniki stadium in Moscow will host the opening match and the final of the 2018 World Cup © AFP/File / Dmitry SEREBRYAKOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, May 21 – Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.The threat of terror has been a prime concern for organisers of the June 14 to July 15 football showpiece. Russia has been hit by a string of suicide bombings since winning the right to host the world’s most watched event in 2010.Some have been blamed on militants from the north Caucasus with ties to the Islamic State group in Syria.Russia’s military bases in the war-ravaged Middle East nation have also been targeted by deadly drone attacks this year.The possibility of someone using the increasingly ubiquitous devices to drop a bomb on a stadium is one Russia’s defence ministry is not taking lightly.Moscow’s RBK news site said army chief Valery Gerasimov issued orders in February to set up jamming stations outside the 12 stadiums that would make remotely operating a drone impossible.A source in the Russian defence ministry told RBK that some of the units are still classified as top secret and only available to the FSB security service.Others have reportedly been set up in Syria and spotted in east Ukraine by European monitors of the four-year conflict between Kiev forces and Russian-backed separatists.“Drones are an effective way to deliver two or three kilogrammes (one or two pounds) of TNT, land them on a target and detonate them,” former anti-terror officer Alexei Filatov told RBK.Russia has set up dozens of no-flight zones and other air space restrictions for the coming months.These cover not only the stadiums and 11 host cities but also training grounds and hotels that will be used by the 32 participating national teams.The transportation ministry has identified 41 locations around which all types of flights — from drones to planes — are prohibited.These stretch from anywhere between 500 metres (500 yards) and 10 kilometres (six miles).But operating a drone will be illegal within around 100 kilometres of any of the 11 host cities.Drone flights over Moscow are permanently banned.Russian state media have been issuing regular reporters in recent months of state security services conducting raids that led to the capture of alleged terror masterminds.President Vladimir Putin also took the unusual step in December of personally thanking US counterpart Donald Trump for providing intelligence that helped avert the bombing of a major cathedral in Saint Petersburg.0Shares000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Go get Reus! Former Liverpool star urges Rodgers to add more experience to squad

first_imgJason McAteer says it is vital for Liverpool to add more experience to their squad once Steven Gerrard departs.The former Anfield ace is excited by the potential of Brendan Rodgers’ young squad, but feels big-name players like Marco Reus are needed to help the club launch a challenge for major silverware next season, particularly with their influential captain off to pastures new.“They need to bring in a more experienced player,” said McAteer, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I would love to see a Marco Reus. I know he has just signed a new contract but that would probably just push the pounds up when it comes to entering the market for him.“They need players like him, more the finished article, more the experienced player that can help them.“It was vitally important for us when I was at Liverpool. We were such a young team but had Barnesy, we had Rushy, and you do look for them when it is not going right in the dressing room. Liverpool just need that.”last_img read more

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