Thibaut d’Ales, lawyer UEFA president Michel Platini, in an interview with AFP came out with the information that the Ethics Committee of FIFA asks for its Mandator highest possible sentence – a life dištanc Cup.
The reason is that the suspect received payment from former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, who are unable to provide evidence. Investigative chamber of the ethics committee finished its work elapsed Saturday for both officials and any sanctions. Details, however, given the presumption of innocence did not.
Platini turned to the Court of Arbitration
Platini’s lawyer revealed that FIFA calls for its Mandator never could funkcionárčiť Cup. Thibaut d’Ales described the proposed punishment for the scandalous and inappropriate. Platini is like Blatter for 90 days while clamping the work. The head of European football in the matter to the Court of Arbitration.
Lewis Hamilton set the pace in final practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix despite an earlier spin. The world champion was 0.123 seconds clear of team-mate Nico Rosberg as Mercedes dominated. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in third place was 0.690secs behind Hamilton and ahead of team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas took fifth ahead of Nico Hulkenberg’s Force India and Romain Grosjean’s Lotus. Jenson Button was 18th in the McLaren. Mercedes finished one-two in this race last year, more than 30 seconds clear of the third-placed car, and their advantage appears of a similar scale so far this weekend. Hamilton and Rosberg topped a session each on Friday, but the world champion was the man back in front on Saturday morning under blue skies after heavy overnight rain. On whichever tyre, and whether in qualifying or race trim, the Mercedes appear imperious. Hamilton arrived in Brazil determined to end a run off four consecutive pole positions by Rosberg and so far at least appears on target to do so. Hamilton had a difficult session, stopping on track on his first lap out of the pits with a gearbox glitch and then having a spin at the fast, downhill Mergulho corner towards the end of his time on the slower ‘medium’ tyres. But it did not affect his pace on the faster ‘soft’ on the qualifying simulation runs at the end of the session. Vettel’s target for the remainder of the season is to beat Rosberg to second in the championship, but that looks ambitious at the moment. Ferrari are comfortably the second fastest team, but Vettel’s hopes of challenging the Mercedes appear slim given the margin between the cars on one of the shortest circuits on the calendar. Less than 0.3secs separated Bottas in fifth from Ricciardo in 11th, and there will be a tight fight for the midfield positions. At the back of them, McLaren appear in better shape than for a while – agonisingly close but probably not quite close enough to get in the midfield mix. Alonso’s time was only just over 0.5secs off that of Bottas.
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Whole summer Juventus have been one of the central topics in Italy. The Piedmont club was very active on the market completing some of the Italy’s loudest transfers. Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo, last seasonleaders, left, andabout 10 players joined the squad. All this turbulence led to the start of the season with two painful losses and set few negative records for recent Champion’s League finalist.
– First time ever in the history of Serie A Juventus lost two first games of the season.
– Second time ever current champion starts tournament with two losses.
– Juve hasn’t lost 2 games in a row since March 2011.
– Roma under supervision of Rudi Garcia first time has ever beaten Juventus in Serie A.
– In the first half against Roma, Juventus made only one shot on goal – it hasn’t happened since 2004/2005 season.
All these facts have drawn almost an apocalypse picture in a new season of Serie A. The team’s performancegets more and more critics every day. And Juventus is not a place where you can make excuses; it’s one of the clubs that has to prove its supremacy every single day. However, team manager Massimiliano Allegri is super optimistic: “Chievo? Juve’s season starts in this game. It will be an intense month with games in the Champions League and Serie A. And we have to work. There’s no such a thing for our team like transition year. We have great newcomers and it’s normal that their adaptation will take some time”. And even more. Funny thing, but a few days ago Allegri presented his football app for smartphones on one of the TV shows: “I’ve got this idea thanks to day-to-day routine with my colleagues. Since it’s impossible to talk in person to each player, we created this special app. It’s about tactics, technics and nutrition. It includes some of the principles of my job, ideas and thoughts that I use. We have to teach youth a correct approach towards sports”. It’s amazing how positive and confident is Allenatore in this kind of situation. Well, let’s see, how this magic app can help Juventus to retainits crown!
Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore will not be banned by the Football Association (FA) for using cocaine due to such mitigating circumstance as the death of his newborn child. The England international was suspended in May after failing a drug test, pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing. The 25-year-old, which faced a possible two-year ban, tested positive on April 25, 2015, after the death of his newborn child. Hull City coach Steve Bruce interceded Livermore by saying that it was a “dark period” in footballer’s life. He also said to the BBC that:
“There’s no question it was a mitigating factor,” , “Unfortunately, he lost his baby just after the FA Cup final last year”. “Jake has kept all of the problems that he had to himself. All footballers think they are macho-men, but they have problems like everybody else.”
A disciplinary hearing was commenced last week at which it was decided that the FA would not continue its provisional suspension. In case if the English Football Association wouldn’t take into attention the above circumstances that could lead Livermore to usage of cocaine, he would face disqualification up to 2 years long. The club also suspended Livermore following his positive test, but have yet to report on whether he will now be available to play. Livermore moved to Hull from Spurs for £8m in August 2014 after a season-long loan, participating in 35 league games and scoring 1 goal last season as the Tigers were relegated to the Championship. At the moment Hull City with 10 points is 2nd in Championship just 3 points behind Brighton.
At the moment the transfer window in Europe is closed and first 3 rounds of the German football championship are behind. The Bundesliga is one of the competitions in Europe where you can name the future champion with 50% confidence. But seems this season is not going to become an easy trip for Bayern Munich. The gradual progress of Borussia Dortmund starting from the second half of the last year transformed into a present overwhelming start. Who else is going to be a decent opponent? Wolfsburg doesn’t agree to give up its plans even after the super successful sale of Kevin de Bruyne, replacing him with Julian Draxler. Bayer Leverkusen signed up Chicharito to improve the potential of the squad and Schalke04 is another permanent contender for the title. And only Borussia Mönchengladbach still can’t reachlevel of the previous season.Pep Guardiola’s team is truly a pride of Bavaria region and simply very wealthy club. Permanent complications with traumatic wingers Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery required efficient replacements and half of the job in this direction is done already. Brazilian talent Douglas Costa who came from Shakhtar Donetsk shoved himself as one of the best players in opening games. The rest of the positions are properly staffed and that’s actually the biggest advantage of the Munich-based club.It seems that namely Borussia Dortmund is going to be their major opponent this season. Pretty much they possess everything to compete with them, except, probablythe lengthand the quality of the bench. Wolfsburg tasted some excitement last year, but without de Bruyne it will be difficult to be first, however, this team is able to deliver surprises like it happened last year. Bayer Leverkusen is among leaders of Bundesliga of many recent seasons. Their squad has European experience and after a certain number of rounds pharmacists will definitely be in the leading group. Schalke’s last season result allowed them to play only in Europa league. It’s not a good result for a team that normally plays in Champions League almost every year. Club management will do everything possible and impossible to qualify for the top-tournament this year. It means that team will put a lot of effort in the internal championship.
In any case, we are at the beginning of a long racecalled Bundesliga 2015/16 and there are definitely a lot of things to see!
After signing-up Pedro Rodrigues “Chelsea” is ready to consider possible offers about Juan Cuadrado and Willian. A few days ago the Blues completed Pedro’s purchase from “Barcelona” paying 21.4 million pounds of compensation. Obviously now at Stamford Bridge there is a slight excess of wing players, and, like The Telegraph says, either Cuadrado, either Willian will leave the club before the summer transfer window closing. Just half a year ago “Chelsea” paid 27 million pounds for Cuadrado who didn’t show himself in England yet. Due to this reason it will be difficult for club management to find a new club for Colombian and get a decent amount of money for him.
A much easier option for them is to sell Victor Moses. Tottenham and Aston Villa are interested in him. And even though 24-y. o. Nigerian showed him from the best side during summer training, he understands that he won’t have a solid place in the first 11 of Jose Mourinho’s team. Also, there were rumours that “Chelsea” can say “bye” to Willian, who has interest from the Pari Saint Germain side. But the newspaper says that Portuguese coach strongly disagrees to sell him. Anyhow, it’s obvious that “Chelsea” is definitely not happy with unsuccessful start in the Premier League and looks for some more new top-players to improve their already awesome squad. Big clubs continue to spend huge money in order to remain on top of the most expensive European football competition. However, only time will show how these investments will return.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger thinks that after nine years in the club striker Theo Walcott turned from “young boy” into a “man”. Nine years ago, in one of the August days Theo debuted for the Gunners in the English Premier League game against Aston Villa on Emirates (1:1). At the moment Walcott, one of the fastest players in the English Premier League, is the #1 old-timer of the Wenger’s team.
26-y.o. Walcott scored 76 goals in 302 games for “Arsenal” and Wenger thinks that now his pupil is a mature and formed player – young years of his career are behind now.
“Of course, he went through an amount of unpleasant injuries and disappointments, but I believe that nowadays he is a man. A man who knows what he wants and who was always dedicated to our club. We made a great purchase that time”. “He turned into a very mature player; he overcame some difficult periods, that’sa reason why he is a very strong man. Today he is a man. He was a boy, a little boy, who was still discovering completely unknown world for himself when he joined us” – that was Wenger’s comment on the official website of Arsenal.
It is expected that Michel Platini, current president of the UEFA, is going to announce about his intention to participate in preterm elections of the FIFA president, which are assigned on February 26, 2016. Headman of the European football allegedly made sure that he has required support among the European Associations leaders during his visit to St. Petersburg for the draw of World Cup – 2018. That was a reason of him making this decision.
Earlier his candidacy was publicly supported by Asian and South American football federations, and surely they aren’t the last who will vote for him. For sure among his opponents there will be nodishonoured Sepp Blatter, who confirmed that he works for FIFA only till February of next year. It’s curious that Mr.Platini was recently, in March of this year, re-elected as UEFA president, therefore the European Football Union will need to take care about the election of new head. Mr. Platini is going to include idea about necessary to increase the number of teams on the final stage of WorldCup from 32 to 40 to his FIFA president election program. According to AS Platini will announce about his offer during the UEFA Champions’ League group stage draw that will be conducted in Monaco on 27th of August.
As a reminder, Euro-2016 will be a first tournament with 24 teams instead of 16 as it was before. French functionary is also going to implement white cards (sending off for 10 min.) and forbidding transfers of the players under 18 years of age.
This is what I am talking about. French league 1 is the most unpredictable one. At least it is this saturday. If you look at the half time results, you will find that none of the teams gave, or received two or more goals. So every match was under 1.5 goals. Favorite Marseille received one goal from Andy Delort, playing for Caen at 27th minute of the game. And another favorite Montpillier got a goal in only 4th minute! Camara was the one with lucky leg. And the last goal of he saturday’s half time in Ligue 1 was by Germain in the 7th minute to the Monaco’s net. These results are very strange, as all three of these teams should be and are favorite. Anyway, after the short break I will bring you the updated results. But my bottom dollar bet still stays on these favorites. I am sure the most of them, so at least two, will turn the score around and will either win, or at least draw the match. But again, as the start of the season, we may see a lot of surprises. Also, red card goes to Nice, so Monaco has a great chance to save their reputation. Nantes and Troyes are the only one home teams which did not shot a single goal, but of course, many of attempts there was present. So out of six events tonight, we will maybe see the half of it the other way as most of us would think. Let’s see, but I will go get some beer.
Just like I told you. Surprises. Monaco did turn it to their favour, from 1:0 to 1:2, a very nice turnover and a very nice work. Also a Bastia did a good work. Very same results, and even after receiving a red card, due to Brandao’s tough mistake. Favorite nantes did score their first goal in the last minute fo the match, 89th. Marseille did let me down, they failed to score and lost by one goal from Caen. So only one draw at Troyes.
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