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Diego Costa starts for Spain against Holland

first_img After ending the domestic season with Atletico Madrid struggling with an injury, the Brazilian-born forward’s place at the World Cup had been in doubt. However he has done enough to persuade Del Bosque that he is worthy of a place in the starting line-up. Elsewhere Silva has been included at the expense of Barcelona forward Pedro, while Chelsea new-boy Fabregas has also been left out. Holland: Cillesen; Janmaat, De Vrij, Vlar, Martins Indi, Blind, De Guzman, Jong; Sneijder; Van Persie, Robben. CEST For the Dutch, as expected, Robin van Perise is fit to start and will partner Arjen Robben in a dangerous looking forward line. Diego Costa will lead the line for Spain when they get their World Cup defense underway against Holland on Friday night. Upd. at 19:21 Throughout the week the main talking point has been who Vicente del Bosque will choose as his No. 9. Cesc Fabregas has often been used as a ‘false nine’, while David Silva could also have been used in a similar role. Sam Marsden 13/06/2014 The teams: Spain: Casillas; Azpilicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Alonso, Xavi; Silva, Iniesta, Costa The experience of David Villa and Fernando Torres were also options for the La Roja boss, but he has decided to opt for Costa.last_img read more

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Diego Simeone delighted with Atletico Madrid stars as they accomplish his goals

first_img “To have kept a clean sheet is a positive sign because it means the team has worked well.” “Our first aim was to win the (Spanish) Supercup against Real Madrid and we did that,” Simeone said.  Upd. at 12:49 CET “Our second aim was to reach the last 16 of the Champions League and we have achieved this by finishing top of our group. Sport EN “Without a doubt, it gives me a lot of joy that for a second straight year we have finished top of our group. Diego Simeone is delighted with his Atletico Madrid stars’ performances this season. 10/12/2014 The team lost several key players in the summer, with Chelsea taking back Thibaut Courtois from his loan spell, and buying Diego Costa and and Filipe Luis.  “We have a lot of expectations. It’s clear that all the teams that compete in the Champions League are complicated rivals. “I am very happy with the work done by my players. We faced a big rival like Juve is and we were able to take a point without conceding a goal. “More so, considering our poor start to the competition and the fact that first spot was still at risk.last_img read more

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McKay boys, O’Keefe and Southam earn spots on Zone One Golf squad

first_imgTyler McKay of Rossland fired a 36-hole total of 146 to capture the BC Amateur Qualifer Sunday at Birchbank Golf Course near Trail.McKay edged Karson O’Keefe pf Creston by one stroke, firing rounds of 71 Saturday at Redstone near Rossland and 75 Sunday at Birchbank. Braden McKay pf Birchbank was third at 148 followed by Granite Pointe golfer Hanno Southam at 157.In the BC Junior qualifier, the McKay boys finished one-two with Southam third.Aiden and Trevor Browell, both of Champion Lake near Fruitvale, were fourth and fifth, repectively.The BC Summer Games team consists of Ethan Paton of Salmo, Jeff Ashton of Birchbank, Jordan Field of Christina Lake and Dugan McInnes of Nakusp.The 112th BC Men’s Amateur tournament is scheduled for July 15-18 at Seymour Golf Course in North Vancouver while the BC Junior Men’s event goes July 8-11 at Meadow Gardens in Pitt Meadows.The BC Summer Games tournament is July 17-20 in Nanaimo.last_img read more

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UEFA tells refs to caution players who make VAR gestures

first_imgPlayers who make a television-screen gesture with their hands to appeal for a video replay in UEFA competitions will be shown a yellow card, European football’s governing body has confirmed.Like the Premier League, UEFA has delayed the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) but has now committed to using them from this month’s knock-out round of the Champions League, the Europa League final, this summer’s Nations League finals and Euro 2020.Having seen the system being used in leagues throughout Europe and at last summer’s World Cup in Russia, UEFA wants its use of VAR to be more consistent and less intrusive, with the final say left with the referee on the pitch.In a media briefing ahead of Thursday’s UEFA Congress, the confederation’s referees chief Roberto Rosetti explained that maintaining the referee’s authority was a key part of that, which is why he wants a crackdown on players appealing for VAR.“Any player who shows shape of the TV screen needs to be cautioned,” said Rosetti.“And if they surround the referee, there must be disciplinary intervention. We want action in these situations.”To illustrate this point, Rosetti showed a video of England defender Harry Maguire clearly gesturing for a video replay after Jordan Henderson was headbutted by a Colombian during the heated last-16 game in Russia.The 51-year-old Italian also explained that UEFA wants to use VAR more sparingly.“We don’t want to re-referee the match and destroy the spirit of football with three or four interruptions every match,” he said.“There must be clear images for clear interventions.”Futhermore, Rosetti wants referees to check all judgement calls on the pitch-side monitor, as opposed to simply taking the VAR’s opinion on the matter.“VAR has to be an insurance, a parachute for the referee,” he said.last_img read more

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Red Kettles pop up in Fort St. john

first_imgThis year’s campaign will run from November 17 to December 24 to raise money to support to local Salvation Army during this holiday season. If interested in volunteering to man a kettle, contact Linda Nielson at 250-793-2884 or linda@salvationarmyfsj.com.- Advertisement –last_img

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February building numbers on par with last year’s

first_imgThat’s a positive sign, as January’s permits were only just above half of last year’s, while December 2012 was less than 30 per cent of 2011’s.February’s numbers bring the year-to-date total to 17 permits worth $4.428 million, which is still behind last year’s pace of $5.299 million for the same number of permits. In terms of city revenue, the 12 permits brought in $17,990, bringing the year-to-date total to $22,440.- Advertisement –last_img

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Pacific NorthWest LNG cancellation not the ‘be-all and end-all’ for LNG in BC: BC LNG Alliance

first_img– Advertisement -Keane also added that he is hopeful the projects would get done and that they are looking forward to working with the new BC NDP government and leader John Horgan.“I firmly believe that we will be in successful in getting these done and we’re looking forward to working with the new government. I think it is important also to recognize the economic value in conjunction with climate change and greenhouse gas emission reduction values.”While Pacific NorthWest LNG has been scrapped, there are still projects in B.C. including Tilbury LNG, Woodfibre LNG, LNG Canada, Kitimat LNG, Grassy Point LNG and WCC LNG.“I think it’s really important for the government to realize that this can have a huge economic value for British Columbians and British Columbia.”Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After Pacific NorthWest LNG announced yesterday that the project would no longer be going ahead, many were left disappointed but the BC LNG Alliance says that just because the project was cancelled, doesn’t mean that LNG still can’t work in B.C.President David Keane says the alliance isn’t basing the cancellation of Pacific NorthWest LNG as a be-all and end-all for LNG.“We’re not focussing on anything negative. We are focusing on the positive and the fact that we have and represent the leading project proponents in British Columbia. When you look at our membership, there is still a lot of faith for LNG in British Columbia.”Keane says over the last couple of days, the alliance has been reiterating that there are compelling reasons for B.C. to keep working towards the LNG industry.“If you look at liquifying and exporting our natural gas, it adds value in B.C. It provides jobs, it provides skills training and it provides huge economic uplifts for the province of British Columbia as well as for the Canadian government.LNG will also be produced in B.C. with fewer emissions compared to anywhere else in the world.”Advertisement Keane says he doesn’t want people to think that one project means that LNG in the province is dead.“I wouldn’t look at it like we’ve lost one project and that is the be all end all of LNG in British Columbia because that is certainly not the case.”last_img read more

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Encouragement for Liverpool and Everton as rumoured target hints at PSG exit

first_imgLiverpool and Everton target Presnel Kimpembe has claimed he must be playing first team football at his age – and says he has been flattered by interest from Monaco.The Merseyside clubs have both been linked with the promising PSG talent, who has emerged as one of the best young defenders in French football.However he has reportedly grown frustrated by his lack of game time and there are question marks surrounding his future following just four Ligue 1 appearances so far this season.Now Kimpembe, 20, says he must be playing more regularly and is hoping to receive assurances regarding his future this summer – which could open the door for Liverpool or Everton to swoop.He told Le Parisien: “At my age, you have to play. “We’ll see this summer what will be offered to me. I know what I’m capable of. “I have experienced the level of Ligue 1 and I know I can play.”As well as the interest from England, AS Monaco are also big admirers of the youngster and it was reported that they had a January approach rebuffed by their Ligue 1 rivals.Kimpembe added: “Such interest is flattering. But I am under contract with PSG until 2018 and I really did not think about it this winter.” Presnel Kimpembe in action for Paris Saint-Germain 1last_img read more

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Man United, Spurs, West Ham and Leicester stars to wear ‘special’ boots

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF Erik Lamela, Jesse Lingard, Kasper Schmeichel and Felipe Anderson will wear their Anthem-themed boots this weekend. 5 Lingard, who will wear his Storm themed boots upon his return from injury, commented: “I love that these boots are completely unique to me. I’m into my fashion so to have bespoke boots is pretty special. I can’t wait to get out on the pitch to see whether I can deliver some damage from long-range like the Storm.”Meanwhile, West Ham ace Anderson was impressed with his boots, which were personally presented to him by designer Pierre Navarro in London.He believes they complement his style: “I always try to play with speed and agility, so the Interceptor definitely suits me and my style,” he said. “I love the bright green of the design. Hopefully it will dazzle my opponents when I’m running at them with the ball.” Storm [Jesse Lingard] – A specialist in inflicting damage from distanceInterceptor [Felipe Anderson] – The most agile, equipped with lightning-fast speedRanger [Erik Lamela] – An all-rounder that has strong defence and attackColossus [Kasper Schmeichel] – Large and most powerful, commanding the combat area Which Javelin Suit will each player wear? LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES When will the boots be worn? A quartet of Premier League superstars will wear specially designed adidas boots based on the hit computer game ‘Anthem’.Erik Lamela, Jesse Lingard, Kasper Schmeichel, and Felipe Anderson have all partnered with Electronic Arts to don the exceptional customised cleats. RANKED Navarro, who created the four Anthem Javelin boots from his studio in La Rochelle, France, said: “It has been a wonderful experience to be able to draw inspiration from the colours and beautiful world of Anthem and the special powers of the Javelin suits. I hope the boots can help give the players superhuman powers on the pitch.” shining ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Lamela will be hoping to inspires Spurs to a vital victory in these boots. Lingard’s ‘Storm’ inspired boots. REVEALED 5 Goalkeeper Schmeichel is hoping to keep Fulham at bay this weekend. center_img Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur (Saturday March 9, 3pm)Leicester City v Fulham (Saturday March 9, 3pm)Cardiff City v West Ham United (Saturday March 9, 3pm)Jesse Lingard will wear the boots upon his return from injury 5 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Each player has a unique design which correlates to their playing style on the pitch and a ‘Javelin suit’ which represents them from EA’s brand new game Anthem.Produced by the talented Pierre Navarro, who has customised boots for the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Romelu Lukaku, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Didier Drogba, the quartet will have some real masterpieces on their feet. no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Anderson’s superb Anthem-themed boots. REPLY 5 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars MONEY huge blow Anthem is a brand-new IP from BioWare’s renowned team which launched worldwide on Feb 22, 2019. Anthem is a social, connected Action-RPG with cooperative multiplayer at its heart.Players customise an array of powered Javelin exosuits and team up to face a dangerous and ever-changing world through exploration and combat.Anthem is available worldwide NOW on Origin for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Order your copy at https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/anthem/buy.last_img read more

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Solskjaer explains why it’s easy to compare Rashford with Ronaldo

first_img 2 He was on target once again in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad following on from a midweek man-of-the-match display against Tottenham, where he netted twice.Solskjaer was in his final campaign as a player with United in 2006/07 and watched as Ronaldo turned into a world-class operator, scoring 23 times at the age of 21.The following year, Ronaldo scored 42 goals across all competitions to claim his first of five Ballon d’Or and Solskjaer believes Rashford has the potential to become one of the world’s best.“It’s very easy to compare the two of them, yes,” the manager said. 2 Marcus Rashford has been in the form of his life this season Ronaldo was 21 when he turned into a world-class player STUNNER! 😲@MarcusRashford fires @ManUtd ahead at Stamford Bridge 📺 Watch Chelsea v Man Utd live on Sky Sports Main Event pic.twitter.com/949C4eAVRk— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 30, 2019 AFP or licensors “Both with skills, body shape, attitude, attributes – everything. The boy has every chance in the world to become a top, top player. Let’s hope he continues like this.“I don’t want to talk about the amount of goals. As long as he keeps being positive and being direct and thinking about getting in front of the goal and getting chances, he’ll score goals.”It is not the first time this season Solskjaer has drawn parallels between Ronaldo and Rashford, after the latter scored a superb free-kick winner in the Carabao Cup at Chelsea.“It’s very Cristiano-like, isn’t it?” Solskjaer said.“The boy has got nerves of steel. Takes a penalty, no problem. Steps up and hits the ball like he does and wins us the game, fantastic.” getty images – getty Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted it is ‘easy’ to compare Marcus Rashford with Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo.The England international has 13 goals in his last 14 games for club and country and has already equalled his season-best tally of 13 for United. Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including the huge Manchester derby (kick-off 5:30pm)last_img read more