Peskin, Ricks, Johnson Earn Weekly Soccer Awards

first_imgLamar topped Houston Baptist 2-0 to leapfrog the Huskies for second place in the conference table going into the final weekend of regular-season competition. The Cardinals go on the road to face McNeese at 7 p.m. CT Friday in the regular-season finale. Central Arkansas outscored opponents 7-0 in a pair of home wins to clinch the Southland Conference regular-season championship. The Bears host Northwestern State at 7 p.m. Friday. Abilene Christian picked up a pair of crucial road wins to clinch a berth into next week’s conference tournament. The Wildcats close their regular season with a home contest against Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. Friday. Honorable Mention: Christina Arteaga, Abilene Christian; Connie Awuku-Darkoh, Central Arkansas Offensive Player of the Week: Kelso Peskin, Lamar – Sr.  – F – Cape Town, South AfricaPeskin tallied four goals across two matches to lead the Cardinals to two league wins over Houston Baptist and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The conference leader in points per game in league play (1.56), she scored a goal and assisted on another in a 2-0 win over the Huskies, vaulting Lamar into second place in the conference standings. Peskin followed it up with a hat trick against the Islanders, accounting for half of the team’s goals in the 6-0 triumph and marking the first hat trick in a Southland Conference match this season. This is Peskin’s third weekly honor of 2018. Goalkeeper of the Week: Rachel Johnson, Abilene Christian – R-Jr. – Coppell, TexasJohnson recorded her sixth and seventh shutouts of the year, upping the team total to a single season program record of 11. Stopping all nine shots she faced in 192 minutes of minding the net, she helped the team to a 2-0 roadtrip against Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin. The league leader in goals against average (0.42) and save percentage (.923), Johnson’s seven shutouts are tied for top in the conference. This is Johnson’s second weekly honor of the season. Honorable Mention: Brooke Lenz, Abilene Christian; Amelia Fullmer, Lamar FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Kelso Peskin, Central Arkansas’ Kristen Ricks and Abilene Christian’s Rachel Johnson are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Defensive Player of the Week: Kristen Ricks, Central Arkansas – Sr. – D – Keller, TexasRicks played a vital role on both sides of the ball, helping Central Arkansas to a pair of shutout victories, extending the team’s win streak to a program record eight matches. She anchored a defense that withstood 23 shots and 10 shots on goal across two games and didn’t concede a single goal. On offense, Ricks posted her league-high eighth assist of the season to extend the Bears’ lead to 3-0 in a 4-0 defeat of Nicholls. This is Ricks’ fourth weekly honor of the season. Honorable Mention: Lauren Mercuri, Central Arkansas; Sandra Nygard, Lamar Southland 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

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2020-05-31

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Poch’s men record biggest CL win as Son and Kane score two each

first_imgThat dreadful run – 7-2 against Bayern, cuffed 3-0 at Brighton and then Saturday’s miserable 1-1 draw with Watford – is over.These are building blocks, with Spurs slowly, slowly stirring after their botched start to the season.They have a proper toughie on Sunday, travelling to Liverpool to face the Premier League leaders.To do something up there, they will need to add a bit more meat to the bones.Anfield demands a disciplined, dedicated display.There are no hiding places up there and – if they are honest – some of these lads have been behind a rock of late.They put on a show here, all possession-based as they cut through this Red Star defence at will.4 Erik Lamela got his goal after missing three good chances, sweeping home on the turn from Serge Aurier’s passCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdLamela finally got his goal on 57 minutes, deservedly so after three decent chances before he finally learned to read a compass.The South Stand rose to salute him, acknowledging his effort after Kane and Serge Aurier combined.By then it was exhibition stuff.You know Poch must be happy because he even gave Eric Dier a rare run-out when he subbed Son.Poor kid has barely had a kick this season, but on he went in the 68th minute.Son went off at the nearest exit, conveniently making his way from one end of the South Stand to the other, and then up the touchline.He was playing up to the crowd, stopping long enough for impromptu selfies with starry-eyed fans.By then it was Walk-In football, a Champions League group game being played at pedestrian pace.Ndombele, turning into a libero, sent Kane away on the left and the Spurs man did what the Spurs man does.He looked a happy man, wearing the captain’s armband with distinction in the absence of Hugo Lloris.He is the natural successor, leading from the front as Tottenham try to sort out their perplexing form.This was decent, giving them a shot of confidence before Sunday’s clash up at Liverpool.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongThey should savour nights like this again because they have been tying themselves up in knots trying to work out their poor form.They won this easy enough, putting five past this pitiful Red Star side with a thorough workout.For once they should enjoy it – while it lasts.Red Star Belgrade fans make it into the Tottenham Hotspur stadium despite being banned by UEFA for racist chanting AND relax. Tottenham, once the darlings of English football, are back.All is well in their complex world again.4 Tottenham recorded their biggest Champions League win as they smashed Red Star BelgradeCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd4 Harry Kane got things started after nine minutes, glancing on a header from a corner inside the far postCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdAs win as good as this means Mauricio Pochettino can finally chill out for a bit.So can the players after doubles from Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, plus another from Erik Lamela.They are up to second in the group, brushing Red Star aside with a proper night’s work in front of their own fans.This is the Tottenham we know and love.They rediscovered their mojo with a convincing, controlled showing in front of their rattled fans.Finally, they were sent home happy.This was assured and accomplished, playing Champions League football on their terms again.Olympiakos away, when Poch battered his players because they failed to carry out his orders, was forgotten.So too was their last home game in Europe, when they were clubbed 7-2 by Bayern Munich.This was better. So much better.They got the job done on a routine Champions League night, the way top teams go about their business.Spurs were up against bog standard opponents, a group of players who would be better off playing Europa League.Red Star, even with their naughty travelling fans showing up, turned out to be target practice.After a fitful start, these Spurs boys finally got down to work when Harry Kane turned in Erik Lamela’s ninth-minute, in-swinging corner.Kane, scorer of 15 goals in the group stages of this competition, did well to take two defenders away from the area.His near post run, timing his leap to meet Lamela’s centre, was standard stuff from the Tottenham No10.Soon enough they had another.4 Son Heung-min scored twice before the break to set Spurs on their wayCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdLamela’s pivoted, hanging up a cross to the far post for Son to smash into the roof of the net with a cushioned, left-foot half-volley. Nice finish.So was Tottenham’s third, scored just moments before the break when Marko Marin was dispossessed on the halfway line.The poor lad was tiring, just like the rest of this struggling Red Star side.When Tanguy Ndombele pinched the ball off his toes there was nothing behind Marin, not a soul in sight to save him.Ndombele ran on and on, finally deciding to send a pass into the very grateful path of Son.Instead of forming a barrier, Red Star keeper Milan Borjan opened his body for Son to score with a tidy finish.They were out for more after the break.In patches, they played like they belonged on the big stage, seasoned veterans of the Champions League group phase.It is only one game, but Spurs had to sort themselves eventually.last_img read more

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2020-05-31

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Wife of Krzysztof Piatek denies reports she did not want him to join Spurs

first_imgKRZYSZTOF PIATEK’S wife Paulina has denied forcing her husband to snub a January move to Tottenham in favour of joining Hertha Berlin.The 24-year-old striker was persistently linked with Spurs last month, but ended up heading to the Bundesliga from AC Milan late on in the window instead.8 Krzysztof Piatek is married to stunning lawyer PaulinaCredit: Instagram8 Paulina took to Instagram to deny forcing hubby Krzysztof to snub SpursCredit: Instagram8 Paulina and Krzysztof wed on June 1 last yearCredit: InstagramGerman paper Bild suggested that Paulina, a lawyer, poured cold water on a transfer to North London as she wanted to move closer to their native Poland.In a message posted to her Instagram, however, she decided to hit back.Including @sport_bild, she wrote: “I don’t know where such information came from really and how it got to the press.”Yes, my husband holds my opinion in high regard, but I have never picked a club for him based on which city or climate I liked and I will never try to do so.”Any place in the world, that allows my husband to grow, be happy, and make his dreams come true, is perfect for me.”Decisions about new clubs to play in are made solely by Krzysztof along with his managers who care only about his growth and well-being.”Piatek appeared to have secured his dream transfer to AC Milan in January 2019 having scored 19 goals in 21 games for Genoa following his move to Serie A from Polish football.And he had a brilliant start at the San Siro, netting a further 11 goals in the second half of the campaign.After just five goals in 20 appearances this season though, his stock fell.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamAnd when the Rossoneri brought Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the club, Piatek’s San Siro days seemed numbered.Spurs were persistently linked with him after the serious hamstring injury suffered by Harry Kane on New Year’s Day.But they failed to get a deal over the line for any out-and-out striker, instead having to make do with Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura – as well as new wide-man Steven Bergwijn.8 Paulina revealed that her husband’s transfers are decided solely by him and his representativesCredit: Instagram8 Spurs had targeted Piatek before his £23.5m move to HerthaCredit: Instagram8 Piatek netted against Schalke on his Hertha debutCredit: Getty Images – GettyLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongInstead Hertha coughed up Milan’s £23.5million asking price, and the Pole moved to Germany.Piatek made a red-hot start for his new club, putting his side 2-0 up against Schalke in the DFB Pokal.He was then powerless to stop his side surrendering the lead and losing 3-2 to crash out – but fans will be encouraged by his performance nonetheless.8 The Piateks were only in Milan for a year after a January 2019 move from GenoaCredit: Instagram8 Any place that allows her husband’s ‘dreams to come true’ is perfect for PaulinaCredit: Instagramlast_img read more

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2020-05-31

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Taumalolo on Warriors denial

first_imgPhoto by: IAN HITCHCOCK/GETTY IMAGES (Jason Taumalolo signed a 10-year deal with the Cowboys earlier this year worth a reported $10 million). The Warriors have long been keen to lure Taumalolo back to his homeland.In 2015, they offered him a $2 million contract only for the 24-year-old lock to re-sign with North Queensland for less money, that ultimately paid off for Taumalolo as the Cowboys won their maiden premiership that season.Earlier this year, the Warriors again came calling with another hugely tempting offer which, combined with the chance to be around family, almost had Taumalolo packing his bags.But having developed him into the best forward in the NRL, the Cowboys were desperate to retain the 2016 Dally M Medal co-winner and countered with an unprecedented 10-year deal worth a reported $10 million.Taumalolo admitted that the long-term security was too good to refuse but added that the Cowboys’ culture and his desire to finish his career as a one-club man also played a big part in his decision to turn down the Warriors.”They (Warriors) wanted me to come home,” Taumalolo told Australia’s Courier Mail.”A lot of my family is based in New Zealand and I was born there. At the time it was a tough decision to make.”Obviously money came into play. We all know footy players only play for so long in their careers. Money eventually comes into play.”But when it came down to it, I thought I could be better with my footy and play consistently and I saw where the club was heading over here, I realised I definitely enjoy where I was and how I was playing footy.”I didn’t want to change that.”Born in Auckland and with 10 tests for the Kiwis, the idea of returning to his roots appealed to Taumalolo.But he also classifies Townsville as home, having moved to the city with his parents at age 14 when he first linked up with the Cowboys. Ten years on, Taumalolo now finds himself as one of their most important players, particularly with halfback Johnathan Thurston and prop Matt Scott nursing season-ending injuries.The leading metre-eater in the NRL, Taumalolo has averaged more than 200m per game as the Cowboys have shrugged off those losses to sit in sixth place, well in the hunt for the top four.But in an ominous sign for the Warriors, Taumalolo is hoping to go up another gear for the run home to the finals.”I’ve been a bit dusty after having a week off but the body is ready for the last part of the season,” he told the Courier Mail.”I don’t feel too much pressure; it’s more I’ve got to step up a bit. I’ve got guys around me who help me. It’s great to have guys like that play around me and make my job easier.”The Cowboys host the 11th-placed Warriors in Townsville on Saturday night.last_img read more

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2020-05-26

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Puma Energy too strong for US Embassy

first_imgThe Puma Energy girls took an 8-3 lead at the break thanks to good shooting from goal shooter Kila Matao with 6 points to her name.Matao was changed by Sian Maha in the second half and stepped up the tempo scoring consistently.Maha finished with 8 goals to set up a big win.She was assisted by goal attack Evelyn Paku scoring 4 goals.In other results in division 6: Kamuna def Digicel  (2) 16-5, Post Courier def. QBE Insurance 28-3, division 7:  Price Waterhouse Coopers def Lee Partners 13-4, Hodava def SP Brewery 13-6, division 8: Curtain Brothers def Marsh Ltd 10-7, Pacific Assurance Group (1) def Kina (2) 13-5.last_img read more

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2020-05-26

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Ryan Pini to swim this afternoon

first_imgPini will race at 2:16pm Rio time (3:16am PNG time, Friday) and will swim in heat 2 of 6 of the butterfly event.The world record for the 100 metres butterfly is held by Michael Phelps from the United States who set a time of 49.82 seconds back in 2009 in Rome, Italy.Pini will be the fourth athlete from Team PNG to compete at Rio after Raymond Ovinou, Thadius Katua and Morea Baru.last_img

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2020-05-26

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The ‘Spaniards for the World’ won 99 titles in 2019

first_imgTwo titles in Africa, 12 in America, 27 in Asia, 56 in Europe, one in Oceania and another World Cup. 99 trophies of which only one came from a tournament of selections: “Over time we have realized how important it was for the country. The local league is not of high competitive level and we are a selection with limitations demographic, “he explains Felix Sanchez, champion of the Asian Cup with the selection of Qatar.Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, which conquered the national triplet in England and also raised the Community Shield, it was the foreign club with Spanish representation that won the most titles in 2019, while Xavi Hernandez, which raised the Qatar Stars League as a footballer and he won the Qatar Super Cup as coach of Al sadd, was the only Spanish who managed to proclaim himself champion from the grass and the bench. Another milestone was the one achieved by Pablo Marí in Brazil. Flamengo Central He became the first player born in Spain to win the Copa Libertadores. His compatriot Miguel Ramirez He did the same in the Copa Sudamericana, which this course will face in the Recopa. The year 2019 was capitalized for most of the Spanish soccer players and coaches who practice abroad. This is indicated by the 99 titles won during the last 12 months in 57 countries spread across the five continents. In total, 234 champions who made it possible to raise 39 Leagues, 25 Cups, seven League Cups, 20 Super Cups, seven continental tournaments and a Club World Cup.If in 2018 we only managed to conquer two continental trophies (Champions of Oceania and CAF Confederation Cup), 2019 stands out for being the first year in which Spanish football was present in the four major titles of Europe Y South America: Champions League, Europa League, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. Four trophies to which we must add an Asian Cup, an AFC Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.“I feel that the Spanish footballer is a very valued athlete. Not only at the level of quality; also of professionalism. Clubs around the world bet on us and that makes us increasingly more out,” he tells AS César Azpilicueta, responsible for raising the Europa League as captain of Chelsea. Alberto Moreno, who conquered the Champions with the Liverpool before returning to Spain, reveals the memory “of having been able to dedicate it to Jose Antonio Reyes“.last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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The surroundings of the Metropolitan, the best public work of 2019

first_imgThe environment of the Wanda Metropolitano has been recognized as the best public work of 2019 by the College of Engineers of Roads, Canals and Ports of Madrid in the XII edition of its Annual Awards. The award decision, made public this afternoon, considers, from this project, that it results “an urban opportunity that has allowed increasing the provision of green spaces and infrastructure of the District of San Blas-Canillejas, integrating the new Atlético stadium into an accessible environment. The project has allowed an increase in terms of environmental sustainability in the area. “In addition, the rehabilitation of the Beti Jai Fronton, the Mersey Bridge project (United Kingdom) and the EMT induction charging system have also been awarded. The prizes will be delivered the day after tomorrow, February 7, in a gala to be held in the Crystal Gallery of the Palacio de Cibeles. “These prestigious awards recognize great projects and the work of the engineers of Caminos de Madrid that with their innovative solutions improve the quality of life of Madrid,” they describe. The Wanda, the best stadium in the worldThe reasons why the Wanda Metropolitano environment has received this award is because it is “an area of ​​action that covers an area of ​​more than 1,200,000 square meters in which different landscapes and environments have been created.” In 2018, the Atlético stadium, opened in 2017, has already received the first prize of the ‘World Football Summit ‘congress that recognized him as the best in the world.last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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Elche will have to face the Petxina Events contract

first_imgTotal, Petxina estimates Elche CF revenues from transfers of 13.9 million, of which half claims. Now the ilicitano club must demonstrate how much that figure amounts to and if there is a possibility that an important part of that debt is considered ordinary credit for having occurred before the bankruptcy. By the time they occurred they would enter there those of Garry rodriguez, Gonzalo Villar (when he left for Valencia) and Jonathas.Elche does not contemplate in that agreement the transfers by clause, as in the case of Sory, while the departures of Sergio León and Liberto, if the contest is reopened (it doesn’t seem simple), would be credits against the mass and forced payment without removing or waiting.Now Bragarnik you will have to face this situation and see how it is solved with the agreement to transfer the shares between Score Club 2019 Y Petxina Events. Grave You will have to assume a part of this responsibility, as can happen on Thursday, March 12 in the event the Luxembourg Court dismisses the appeal against the European Commission’s public money recovery decision, which amounts to 4.1 million euros. Basilio Lopez, administrator of Petxina Events, requested in January that the judicial authority will calculate the debt of Elche with its company in application of that agreement. On his part he presented a list of movements in the market to indicate the transfers in that period: Garry rodriguez (Paok, 250,000 euros), Cifu (Malaga, 200,000 euros), Gonzalo Villar (Valencia, 200,000 euros) and Jonathas (Real Sociedad, 7,200,000 euros). Already in Second Division, the operations occurred with Sergio Leon (Osasuna, 1,700,000 euros), in the 2016/17 campaign; Liberto Beltrán (Real Betis, 250,000 euros), in the 2017/18 season; Y Sory Kaba (Dijon, 4,000,000 euros), last year. The Elche will have to deal with the contract of Petxina Events. The Supreme Court has not admitted the appeal filed by the franchisee in which he requested his annulment. The judgment of the Provincial Court becomes final and the Valencian mercantile is waiting for the Court number 3 of Alicante to claim the real entity information on the amounts received for the transfers made during the last eight years, between November from 2011 and 2019.last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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De Burgos: “Mateu Lahoz is a national and European benchmark”

first_imgWe have to be prepared in case we have to whistle almost every 72 hours and avoid injury. Both the referees and the players. We are all athletes and the physical demand is very high. None of us will have the same physical form when we return. It is like when you are injured and you return to the field, you can be well but you do not have that competition tone.The League will surely resume behind closed doors.Like the whole world of football, I think the more spectators there are, the better. You live differently.How can arbitration be improved?Not that I consider myself a footballer, but I think like them. It would humanize the figure of the referee with the player. Be closer without losing, of course, authority. There are moments when everyone knows where to be. We cannot allow disrespect. But sometimes you have to empathize with certain situations. It is a very important aspect also for reading the game.Mateu stands out a little for that, he is one of the ones who talks the most to the players.Mateu is an excellent referee. It is at an extraordinary level and is a benchmark at national and European level. We have great referees, like Del Cerro and Gil Manzano. They are elite referees. Each with its personality. We all have good things to contribute to others and also defects.The new rule of hands is controversial. There will be those who shoot at them to get a penalty.We will have to be prepared if that happens to see if it is a voluntary action and if it meets the requirements to be called. We have no other choice. My President has said it, it is a complex matter and with so many interpretations that it will be very difficult to put everyone in agreement.Her father was a referee.To be realistic, he was not very funny that I continued on his way. It was my debut, a Levante-Celta, and he had to leave to rest from his nerves. He doesn’t see me on TV and after every game I call him to tell him that everything has gone well. He is very nervous. Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea, international referee, attends AS from his home, where he spends the quarantine with special care, since he was the last referee to whistle Espanyol, with several positives in his squad.How are you living this state of alarm?It is an uncomfortable, exceptional situation and we have to adapt. Obligations must be met and prohibitions respected in order to return to normal life as soon as possible. In my 34 years of life I had never experienced this situation. Now the important thing is the health of people and those who are risking their lives to end this situation. They are true heroes.He was the last to whistle for Espanyol and a week later there were several positives for coronavirus.I hope they recover soon and there are no serious consequences. Those of the arbitration quartet that were there have had no symptoms. I am at home with my family, with my son and my wife, who is about to give birth. We are taking great care of her.Despite the halt and precautions, they continue to train individually. And the Arbitration Committee is attentive to its form.They send us protocols to follow and who to report having symptoms. They are concerned about our physical condition as there are restrictions when it comes to training. Luckily, I have a strength machine and a spinning bike so I don’t lose fitness with cardio.Do they control their weight?We have to report how we have slept, how much we weigh, what pulsations we have when we get up … These are questions to draw conclusions at a medical level and improve.And on a theoretical level?We have an online platform and we continue with talks to improve our performances in the field and in the VOR. It is used to analyze the plays that happen every day and exceptional situations. We see, analyze and discuss them. They put us exams of the rules of the game and video analysis.Will you be in a position to be able to referee after so long standing?last_img read more

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2020-05-14

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