Finally Valverde cleared the doubts and did not reserve any of the three South American internationals for the Spanish Super Cup which will be held next week in Saudi Arabia. Despite arriving three days later than the rest of the teammates, with the permission of the club, and having only completed two training sessions, both Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal entered the list of summoned for the derby. Another thing is if they will be holders before Espanyol or the technician prefers to reserve one to not start the year burning and all ships. Thus, the complete list of players for the match against Espanyol is as follows: Net, Semedo, Piqué, Sergi Roberto, Lenglet, Umtiti, Alba, Junior, Sergio Busquets, Arturo Vidal, Rakitic, De Jong, Griezmann, Suárez, Messi, Pérez, Ansu Fati and Iñaki Peña. Who will not be the injured Ousmane Dembélé, Arthur Melo and Marc André Ter Stegen, in addition to Wagué and Todibo, these last two by technical decision. In any case, Valverde already gave some clue about the eleven against Espanyol, during the press conference, by ensuring there was more than enough time between the derby and the first game of the Super Cup, which will be played on Thursday, January 9. That means that at least Leo Messi’s presence in the eleven is practically guaranteed.
The Spanish Super Cup that is played in Jeddah already lives in the newspapers of Barcelona on the covers of this Wednesday. Sports world I bet you Net on your first page. The goalkeeper, who will start before the Atlético de Madrid and so would it be in the final if the Barça it happens since Ter Stegen He didn’t travel, he says he wants his first title. Sport, for its part, bet on Messi on your first page. The Argentine, master of the competition with 13 goals and eight titles, was received with honors in Jeddah and all eyes are again directed at the Argentine. L’Esportiu he also composes his cover looking at Arabia. “New title, old requirement”, ensuring that the objective of Barça in Arabia it can only be the title. * Data updated as of January 8, 2020
Risk of losing your job for a few hours off does not compensateThey wanted to discover what days people excuse themselves for not going to work Image: iStock To risk losing your job for a few hours of rest does not compensate, but there are people who really do not think about that situation and do not care to tell a lie so as not to have to be in their job. The people behind the Zippia website have wanted to discover to what extent this fact is true and have carried out an analysis to find out which days people need more to work. To carry it out, they have analyzed the traffic of users who have received an article called “Three tips to warn that you are sick (even if you are not really)”. They have done so by comparing the number of users of a day with the number of those of the previous day so that no Google algorithm could affect the positioning of the article and therefore the result.Days may vary if there is a holiday nearby As a result, Zippia found that 20% of users accessed the article on Mondays of each week, while Fridays were the least popular days. There were also variations if there was a holiday nearby, such as the day after Christmas day that was the one that most people called to say they were sick.This analysis also resulted in the existence of 3 Mondays of the year in which the number of users increased in an exaggerated way but without any reason. These days were June 24, August 12 and October 21. Whoever says that he has just got up in the morning has not considered missing work, he lies. Although we have never done so, the fatigue we have when being freshly raised, makes our mind fantasize about some excuse for not having to fulfill our labor obligations.
Dates of the semifinalsThere is no time for rest and next week the Copa del Rey semifinals will be played. There is no official confirmation, but, in principle, they will be played next Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13. The return will have to wait. In between, the Champions League round of 16. The departure of these is divided into two weeks, so there will be no news until the week of Wednesday, March 4, date in which the two matches will be played that will definitely decide the two teams that will play the title in La Cartuja.Super Cup matchesThe Supercopa bases also establish that the runner-up of the Copa del Rey must be measured in the semifinals with the League champion. As it happened last season, Barcelona had both characteristics, so There was a pure draw that matched Real Madrid with Valencia and the Blaugrana team with Atlético. The two Madrid won their duel and faced each other in the grand final. In her, those of Zidane won the first trophy of the new era in the penalty shootout.A first edition with the greatsValencia, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, as great powers of national football, were the participants of the first edition of the Spanish Super Cup in the Final Four format. While the competition bases make it the strongest to participate in the Saudi Arabia tournament, if a team gives the bell and plays the Copa del Rey final against all odds it will have its historic opportunity. “My counselors are already preparing turbans and everything to go to Arabia. We are prepared,” he said with a laugh Alfredo de Miguel, president of Mirandés in El Larguero. Granada, Real Sociedad, Mirandés and Athletic sigh for it.Results of the quarterfinalsAthletic 1 – Barcelona 0Real Madrid 3 – Real Sociedad 4Mirandés 4 – Villarreal 2Granada 2 – Mirandés 1 In the semifinals of the Copa del Rey there will be more at stake than the illusion of reaching the final of La Cartuja. And it is that the two winners of the crosses will automatically seal their classification for the Spain Supercup, to be held in January 2021 in Saudi Arabia. In other words, regardless of what chance has, or Granada or Mirandés or Real Sociedad or Athletic Club will be released in the new format. It is no longer possible for the Cup final to host the first two of LaLiga Santander, except for drastic and unlikely change in the classification. In this way, the new Supercopa of Spain will have two new teams, which were not present in the same edition. The new format of the KO tournament has not left anyone indifferent, with a historic hype, made up of four clubs that don’t even play European competitions. Four for a dream. However, none of the Copa semifinalists will get into the Super Cup because they are one of the four final survivors. To do so, you must win your tie and qualify for the match by the title. The same has happened this season: Barcelona was the League champion and finalist of the KO tournament, so one of the places was still to be decided. The Valencia, champion, he had it insured and Atlético, second in the First Division, too. Who was going to stop the remaining one was debated and it was decided not to stay in the semifinals but to stop for the third of LaLiga, as collected in the bases of the competition. This year, the two finalists will enter the Super Cup directly and will be accompanied by the first two of LaLiga Santander.Pure drawThe draw for the Copa del Rey (Friday, 13:00, from Las Rozas and on the official RFEF channels) will match the four survivors of the KO tournament without any conditioner. The qualifiers will be back and forth, as in the previous format. The Mirandés, which has enjoyed the privilege of the field factor because of its status as a minor team, will no longer have it, but it will depend on what chance brings. This way, you can play both at home and away.
Barça has always worked on the stage of being able to sign since he was sure that the medical commissions of LaLiga and the FEF would approve the diagnosis on the player. This was explained by Dr. Lempeinen to As: “The Dembélé operation went well, according to the plan. The operative finding was exactly as it was shown on the MRI. The lesion was located in the upper part of the femoral biceps tendon. I am very satisfied with the result of the operation. This injury on the right side was larger and more demanding than the injury on the left side that I operated in 2017. ” Now begins the work of the technical secretariat to close the signing of the striker in hours. Barça has already received the OK from the medical commissions of LaLiga and the FEF at the diagnosis of the six-month leave that will be Ousmane Dembélé after being operated in Finland for the right femoral biceps. That means that, automatically, Barça has a green light to sign a forward. The intention of Barça is to close the signing this Monday or, at the latest, tomorrow. In this way, the signing could be under the orders of Setién all week and be able to enter the list in the match against Eibar.Martin Braithwaite, Leganés striker, is the last name to sound in the Barca environment. It has 20 million euros of clause, double that Angel, Getafe striker. Roger, Budimir or Lucas Pérez are other options. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 17, 2020
Germany, Ukraine and Switzerland will be the rivals of the Spanish National Team in the second edition of the UEFA Nations League, which will be held in the months of September, October and December This year, as decided by the draw that was held this Tuesday in Amsterdam. The final phase, in which the four champions of League A will participate for the conquest of the title, the days will be disputed June 2, 3 and 6, 2021 and the relegation playoffs, in March 2022. UEFA has changed the initial format from three teams per group to four, so the number of games per team goes from four to six.Germany, four times world champion and three in Europe, appears as the great rival for first place, despite the fact that in the previous edition of the Nations League he was a colista of his group, in which the Netherlands and France were also, and not descended thanks to the change of format of the competition. Spain has scheduled a friendly with Germany on March 26 at the Wanda Metropolitano.Switzerland was first in the group and played the play off for the title, although it fell in the semifinals with host Portugal (3-1). AS newspaper The champions of leagues B, C and D will ascend to the immediately previous one and the last ones of groups A, B and C will descend to the immediately inferior one.This was the draw:League AGroup A1: Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Italy, HollandGroup A2: Iceland, Denmark, Belgium, EnglandGroup A3: Croatia, Sweden, France, PortugalGroup A4: Germany, Ukraine, Spain, SwitzerlandLeague BGroup B1: Romania, Northern Ireland, Norway, AustriaGroup B2: Israel, Slovakia, Scotland, Czech RepublicGroup B3: Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, RussiaGroup B4: Bulgaria, Republic of Ireland, Finland, WalesLeague CGroup C1: Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, Cyprus, MontenegroGroup C2: Armenia, Estonia, North Macedonia, GeorgiaGroup C3: Moldova, Slovenia, Kosovo, GreeceGroup C4: Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Belarus, AlbaniaLeague DGroup D1: Malta, Andorra, Latvia, Faroe IslandsGroup D2: San Marino, Liechtenstein, GibraltarThis is the competition calendarDay 1: September 3-5, 2020Day 2: September 6-8, 2020Day 3: October 8-10, 2020Day 4: October 11-13, 2020Day 5: November 12-14, 2020Day 6: November 15-17, 2020Final phase: June 2, 3, 6, 2021Play-offs for the descent: 24, 25, 28, March 29, 2022 The Nations League too will influence the qualification phase for the Qatar World Cup, to which, in Europe, the ten champions of the ten classification groups will attend. The ten seconds and the two group winners of the Nations League would play two playoffs to determine the other three teams qualified for Qatar 2022.
Because it grew to become recognized that Roland Garros modified its dates to September this 12 months, the Laver Cup has been finding out the scenario with its collaborators, Tennis Australia, the USTA and the ATP. Seeing that there was now not room for the occasion that pits a crew from Europe in opposition to one other from the Remainder of the World, they noticed that it was not value suspending this choice.“We all know that our passionate followers can be dissatisfied to have to wait a 12 months to benefit from the Laver Cup in Boston, however probably the most accountable factor was to perform this alteration due to the conflicts that arose within the calendar,” says Tony Godsick, director of the Laver . There can be no Laver Cup in 2020. This was introduced by the organizers of the crew competitors promoted by Roger Federer this Friday. It will likely be held on the similar venue that was scheduled, the TD Backyard in Boston, however from September 24 to 26, 2021 (it could be from the subsequent 5 to 27 of the identical month), due to modifications within the worldwide tennis calendar derived the sudden cease due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
– 8:40 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Reno – Montego Bay Sports Complex Paul Young Sr is not the product of a virgin birth, but he is being viewed by many as the equivalent of the football messiah, especially for Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) club Waterhouse, which he is expected to save. Having recorded the fewest wins, the most losses joint with 11th-placed Rivoli, scored the second fewest goals, only bettering the goal-shy Cavalier, and conced the third highest number of goals, a position they share with today’s opponents Tivoli Gardens, Waterhouse are really in need of a saviour. Young is an accomplished man, having distinguished himself at the high school, university and national levels as a player, and having followed suit at the club level, especially locally. This job, though, may just be his biggest yet as he has not before worked miracles. The much-travelled Calvert Fitzgerald failed to raise Waterhouse’s game from the dead. The loyal Anthony Patrick has since stepped in, but things have not improved at all. In fact, they are a little worse as the club is now firmly rooted at the bottom of the table after 16 games in the season. Young appears unwilling to speak about the current situation and what the future holds, but is perhaps taking inspiration from Humble Lions, who, last year this time, had less than 10 points, but ended up challenging for the title. Games between both teams have always been competitive and, according to Tivoli Gardens assistant coach Damion Gordon, this one could go either way. “History will play a big part in this game. Over the years, games between these two teams have been intense, and it did not matter where on the table one or both of the teams were,” Gordon said. – 3 p.m: Portmore United vs Boys Town – Juici Park, Clarendon – 3 p.m: UWI FC vs Cavalier – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m: Rivoli vs Humble Lion – Spanish Town Prison Oval – 3 p.m: Waterhouse vs Tivoli Gardens – Drewsland Stadium – 6 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Harbour View – Anthony Spaulding Complex Today’s games: Tomorrow’s game:
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Selection chief Clive Lloyd believes the exodus of players like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Lendl Simmons to the lucrative Twenty20 circuit has definitely had a negative impact on the development of the West Indies Test side.The legendary former West Indies captain said the absence of such players had left the Caribbean side with a vacuum and forced authorities in the region to undertake a rebuilding process.”You can’t fault them (players who have turned to T20s),” Lloyd told a media conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday.”The money that is being paid in these shorter games, it’s obvious that players are looking towards their future. And, unfortunately, we’re missing out, all those guys who we groomed have now left, so we’re left with a vacuum and we now have to fill that.”He continued: “People might say that we’re not a top-class side, but some of these guys [in the current squad] have only played four Test matches and we can’t bring anybody from home because they’ll be just as raw, or young.”Big Bash playersWhile West Indies have been locked in the current three-Test series against Australia, Gayle, Simmons and Russell have all been campaigning in theBig Bash League here for variousfranchises.Former Test and one-day captain Darren Sammy and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo are also involved in the Big Bash after having retired from the longer format of the game.Lloyd, who oversaw one of the most successful periods of West Indies cricket in the late 1970s and early 80s, said some of these players would have played key roles in the touring Test side.”That’s the situation we have; we have guys like Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Bravo and these fellas, (but) they’ve retired from the longer form of the game,” he explained.”I think somebody like Russell – surely we would have had a chat with him – but he has a problem with his knee and he’s just playing one-day cricket. Lendl Simmons, too, would have been a nice guy to have in the middle there because he’s an opener, (and) he plays spin very well; he would have fitted in fine with our batting.”But he’s not involved, so we’ve got to look somewhere else. It’s a bit of a sad situation, but I’m sure that our cricket will get better.”West Indies have struggled on tour so far, losing both Tests by significant margins. They went down by an innings and 212 runs in the Hobart opener before crashing to a 177-run loss in Melbourne last week.They face Australia in the final Test here starting today.
Director of elections at the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), Orette Fisher has rubbished claims that election equipment have been malfunctioning at polling stations across the island. It was reported that many persons across the island, who turned out to cast their votes, had to return home without doing so because lines were too long and election equipment had been malfunctioning. Candidates from both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) have also been complaining of the slow voting process and that the electoral machines were malfunctioning. According to reports from the EOJ, as at 1:00p.m. over 500,000 persons had voted, which accounts for 31.54 per cent of the voting population. There are 1,824,412 electors on the voters’ list. Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 5:00 p.m. EOJ said special accommodation will be made for voters who were in line before 5:00p.m. This will allow them to cast their vote.