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Rohr Gives Team Update Ahead Of World Cup Qualifiers

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Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Roht, has revealed there are some “small injuries” among his players

Rohr is preparing his team for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde.

The first fixture, will see the Eagles host the Liberian team in Lagos, the German has expressed confidence in his players.

“Concerning the shape of the players, we judge based on the games at their clubs.

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“We monitored some of them this weekend and most of them did well in their clubs, some could not play so much, there was a red card for [Victor] Osimhen and we have small injuries but not serious.

“So, the group we have will be able to do good work and be ready for this very important match of this World Cup qualifiers on Friday,” Rohr told reporters.

 

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Ecuador’s 200 Metres World Bronze Medallist Shot Dead

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Ecuador’s 200 Metres World Bronze Medallist Shot Dead

Ecuador’s 200 metres world bronze medallist Alex Quinonez was shot dead in the port city of Guayaquil, authorities announced on Saturday.

Quinonez, 32, and another person were found dead close to midnight local time on Friday, according to local police.

“With great sadness, we confirm the murder of our sportsman Alex Quinonez,” the country’s Sports Ministry announced on Twitter.

“We have lost a great sportsman, someone who allowed us to dream, who moved us…he was the greatest sprinter this country produced.”

Quinonez — who was suspended prior to the Tokyo Olympics due to “breach of his whereabouts obligations” — was also hailed by Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to his family,” he tweeted.

“May he rest in peace. Those who take the lives of Ecuadoreans will not remain unpunished.

“We will act with force.”

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Ecuador’s Olympic Committee said the death of Quinonez “leaves us with profound pain” and that his “legacy will forever stay in our hearts”.

Violence has been spiking dramatically in Ecuador in recent months. Between January and October this year, the country registered almost 1,900 homicides, compared to about 1,400 in all of 2020, according to the government.

Lasso on Monday declared a state of emergency in the country grappling with a surge in drug-related violence, and ordered the mobilisation of police and military in the streets.

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Bayern Coach Nagelsmann Tests Positive For Covid-19

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Bayern Coach Nagelsmann Test Positive For Covid-19

Bayern Munich on Thursday confirmed that head coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for Covid-19 – even though he is fully vaccinated.

“Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated,” the German giants said in a statement.

“He will return to Munich separately from the team by air ambulance and will isolate at home.”

Nagelsmann missed Wednesday’s 4-0 thrashing of Benfica in Lisbon after  taking  ill and his assistant coaches Dino Toppmoeller and Xaver Zembrod took over duties on the bench.

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Bayern have not said how long the 34-year-old will be sidelined.

The team has a busy schedule with five games in the next two weeks before the November international break.

Under the current rules in Bavaria, anyone testing positive for Covid must stay in home isolation for a fortnight.

Bayern showed they can win without Nagelsmann with Leroy Sane scoring twice in Lisbon as the Germans opened a five-point gap at the top of Group E.

They are also a point clear at the top of the Bundesliga table before Saturday’s home game against Hoffenheim.

 

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LaLiga President Reveals How Players Caused Messi’s Exit From Barcelona

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LaLiga President Reveals Players Who Caused Messi's Exit From Barcelona

LaLiga President, Javier Tebas, has told COPE, that Lionel Messi’s departure from Nou Camp, could have been avoided if the club had not brought in Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero during the summer transfer window.

He also stated that if Barcelona had sign the CVC deal, which could have seen the Spanish giants sell off 15% of its shares, it would have been able to renew Messi’s contract

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“I had dinner at Laporta’s house and he agreed to sign the CVC agreement.

“I didn’t know if Messi could renew because of that, but later I got a call [from Laporta]. ‘Can we accelerate the CVC deal? The kid [Messi] is getting nervous,’ he said.

“I told him: ‘The day it comes out, Florentino is going to try and burst it.’ And Laporta told me: ‘No, no, I have character.’ Florentino’s behind it all, I have no doubt.

“There was an agreement that if [Barca] signed the CVC deal, they could have put 15% of the money towards signing players. In my opinion, they could have signed Messi.

“Laporta signed players like Memphis, Aguero… if he didn’t sign those players, Messi could continue,” he said.

 

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