Copa America 2016 draw: Holders Chile face Messi’s Argentina

first_img Barcelona’s trident of Neymar, Messi and Suarez have been kept apart, with Brazil being given fixtures against Ecuador, Haiti and Peru, while Uruguay will face Mexico, Jamaica and Venezuela. Meanwhile hosts USA have been given a relatively tough draw, facing Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay in Group A. 22/02/2016 Group BBrazilEcuadorHaitiPeru Copa America 2015 champions Chile face the team they beat in the final in their first group match of the Centenario tournament – Lionel Messi’s Argentina. Group AUSAColombiaCosta RicaParaguaycenter_img Group DArgentinaChilePanamaBolivia Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Group CMexicoUruguayJamaicaVenezuela Rik Sharmalast_img

 

Guardiola: It’s impossible that Arteta had any conflict with Messi

first_img Upd. on 17/11/2016 at 10:08 CET On Middlesbrough and Karanka Guardiola was speaking to the media ahead of the Premier League game against Middlesbrough, where he will be reunited with Victor Valdes: “I’m very happy that he was returned to his level. He didn’t deserve to finish his career with all the injuries he had in the past. Our success at Barcelona wouldn’t have happened without him.” 04/11/2016 Facing Victor Valdes: “I spoke with Arteta. I know him and it’s impossible that he had any conflict with [Lionel] Messi. He admires so many things about Barcelona. And knowing Mikel as I know him, he’s one of the best people I’ve met in my life, it’s impossible that he could have an argument with another excellent person like Messi. Impossible.” Guardiola: “Es imposible que pasará el incidente de Arteta y Messi” Another subject on the table was the the apology released by Yaya Toure on Friday. Guardiola responded: “I spoke with Yaya this morning and of course it is a private conversation, but nothing has changed. I read what he wrote and that’s all. Of course it’s good news for Manchester City but it’s most important for Yaya as well.” “When we were football players he played against us and after he was assistant coach at Real Madrid, and that’s all. We don’t meet or chat too much. I respect a lot what he has done here in England with Middlesbrough because I know how difficult it must be to go from the Championship to the Premier League. He has done really well. I know how good [Alvaro] Negredo was at City before he got injured. I saw Boro against Arsenal and I was impressed how they defended.”  “He’s one of the best goalkeepers. I’m very happy that he was returned to his level. He didn’t deserve to finish his career with all the injuries he had in the past. Our success at FC Barcelona wouldn’t have happened without him. He was always there in the important moments. Nothing we achieved there would have happened without him, so I’m very happy for him.” Injuries:  Incident in the tunnel:  Pol Ballús IN SPORT.ES “I spoke with Arteta. I know him and it’s impossible that he had any conflict with [Lionel] Messi. He admires so many things about Barcelona.” This was the convincing response from Josep Guardiola which bidder to close any speculation about an incident involving Messi in the tunnel after the Champions League game against Manchester City.  In the press conference, Pep also referred to the game against Barcelona, his relationship with Aitor Karanka and the injuries at City. Here’s what he had to say: “Fabian [Delph], after the operation in Barcelona with Ramon Cugat, is going really, really well. When I spoke with him and the doctor they say there is no pain now. He is happy. But he is still out and training alone. And Bacary [Sagna] is getting better. I think after the international break he will be fit. Maybe tomorrow [Vincent] Kompany can play 90 minutes. We’ll decide later.last_img read more

 

Lionel Messi a guest of honour at Spain vs Argentina

first_img IN SPORT.ES He was not the only guest of honour. There was also Sergio Busquets, who could not play for Spain because of injury, and he was watching the game alonside Fernando Hierro, a director at the RFEF.  RELATED STORIES 27/03/2018 CEST FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi watched Spain thrashing his country in a friendly at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday night. Because of adductor trouble Messi could not play against Spain and instead of watching in the team hotel he sat in a box to view the game. Upd. at 23:23 center_img Diego Costa strikes again for Spain against Argentina GUESTS Messi, espectador del lujo del España-Argentina Sport EN Former Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone and former players Michel Gonzalez and Luis Figo also watched.last_img read more

 

NBA: Kevin Durant attacks a 17-year old on Instagram, says ‘Go sweep ya dorm…

first_imgAdvertisement bpxxwvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs17fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E606pv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) d19Would you ever consider trying this?😱9uCan your students do this? 🌚7rrnRoller skating! Powered by Firework Kevin Durant of Golden State who is one of the most popular Sports Athlete on the planet doesn’t like being criticised and he got into an argument this Tuesday with a teenage Instagram critic — a back-and-forth that has now become public.Advertisement A 17-year-old kid made an Instagram post suggesting that Durant couldn’t lead a team on his own, and Durant’s personal Instagram account commented on the post, telling him he “don’t know hoops” and that he should “go sweep ya dorm room.”Advertisement The exchange of words began when the Instagram account @bucketscenter run by teenager Kalyb Champion posted a photo saying that KD was an elite player that doesn’t elevate his team the same way that LeBron James or Stephen Curry can.The teenager responded: “You know it’s true that’s why your insecure a— responded to me. Why don’t you actually prove you can LEAD a team to a championship. Not even in the same galaxy as LeBron.” Advertisementlast_img read more

 

Owen motors ahead

first_imgBy Justin RobertsonAPART from a couple of scratches on his V8 Commodore and a few busted tyres, Berwick’s Steve Owen…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img