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Barcelona players rebel against Lionel Messi before Napoli Clash? Claiming reports in Spanish

  • Aug 04, 2020
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At least 3 players in Barcelona rebelled: Arthur Melo, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic against Lionel Messi before the Champions League showdown.Things have not been easy in Barcelona recently. The Catalant giants, suffering on the field and losing the La Liga title to Real Madrid, also suffered from controversy in the dressing room throughout the season. Recent reports claim that Barcelona players rebelled against captain Lionel Messi before the Champions League match against Napoli.Three Barcelona midfielders revolt against Lionel MessiSpanish media publication Diario Gol claims that at least three Barcelona midfielders have clashed with Messi and are therefore looking for a way out of the club to trade elsewhere. There will be a minimal break between the conclusion of the UEFA Champions League and the start of the 2020-21 season. Therefore, players are cautious about participating in the competition by citing frantic UCL matches.At least three midfielders: Arthur Melo, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic were looking for an easy exit without playing in UCL matches. Arthur, who had already agreed to an exchange agreement with Juventus, was reported to have refused to return to Barcelona's training to prepare for the match against Napoli. Instead, he wants to leave for Italy earlier.Arthur, Vidal, Rakitic are not satisfied with Lionel MessiArturo Vidal is not happy with his playing time and youth manager's preference for Riqui Puig. Also, the arrival of Miralem Pjanic from Juventus next season will simply affect his place on the team. Therefore, the Chilean international is looking to find a way out as soon as the current season ends, as Inter Milan is the favorite to sign the midfielder.Finally, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has not had the best relationship with Messi. The Croatian midfielder is not happy with his situation and believes the club and Lionel Messi are synonymous. He saw a steady decline in his playing time, losing his place in the starting squad. So Rakitic is looking for another club.Lionel Messi transfer reports appearMeanwhile, Messi has also seen a decline in his relationship with the Barcelona Council and with training staff for the past two seasons. Several reports of Messi's transfer have gained importance in recent days with Serie A giants Inter Milan looking to sign the six times Golden Ball Award winner, and these reports have been supplemented by rumors that his father is seeking a home in the Italian capital.Also Read: LaLiga Virtual Stand | LaLiga will use "virtual stand" and fans sound for broadcasting

LaLiga Virtual Stand | LaLiga will use "virtual stand" and fans sound for broadcasting

  • Jun 08, 2020
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LaLiga Virtual Stand: Madrid, June 8 (IANS), LaLiga has announced that they will use virtualization of stands simulation for television broadcasts alongside the fan voices of FIFA video game in the remaining eleven days of the 2019/20 season.The season will return to work on June 11 with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis and there will be matches for the next seven days after a break of more than two months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.Spain's national broadcasters will offer their viewers the "natural" broadcast option for games that are played behind closed doors without fans, but the international audience will only receive enhanced streams with additional audio and graphics.The stands will be virtual and will always provide you with a wide picture of seating enthusiasts in the local club colors. To develop this digital experience, LaLiga teamed up with the Norwegian company VIZRT, which also works with other European leagues.In the moments when the game stops, this fan image can be transformed into a canvas that matches the color of the local team and will carry institutional messages among other things.LaLiga said in a statement that the virtual voice was obtained through cooperation with EA SPORTS FIFA in a project called SOund of the Stands.Through this, the official audio library of LaLiga EA Sponsor, which was recorded in real stadiums, was used and digitally adapted so that it could be implemented in real-time during the match. It will adapt to the flow of the game because when certain situations occur, such as a goal or a foul, creating what is known as atmospheric sound. ""We have made these broadcasting changes so fans can enjoy the LaLiga," said league president Javier Tebas. "We are working with global partners to provide a great experience to the viewers. We are in an exceptional situation, but it was important for us to be able to adapt and provide attractive and direct broadcasts to our fans."Barcelona led the LaLiga race, after collecting 58 points in 27 games. Clasico competitors Real Madrid occupy second place with 56 points, while Sevilla complete the top 3 with 47 points.The league (LaLiga) is following in the footsteps of the Bundesliga, which has become the first European league to resume its season. Meanwhile, the Premier League has also announced June 17 a date for return.Img source: LaLiga, goalArticle source: IANSAlso Read: Premier League allows 5 substitutes when season restarts

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Premier League allows 5 substitutes when season restarts

  • Jun 05, 2020
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1 minute readPremier League: The change was identified during the league's default contributor's/shareholder's meeting, where broadcast improvements were also discussed to make up for the game in absence of the fans.It was announced on Thursday that the Premier League clubs would be able to use five alternatives/substitutes instead of the usual three when the season resumes on June 17.The change was identified during the Premier League's default shareholder's meeting, where broadcast improvements were also discussed to make up for the game in absence of the fans.The increase in subsitutes will be temporary to ease the crowded hours of work that clubs face after a three-month suspension of the season due to the epidemic of COVID-19.There are 92 distinct matches, with most teams facing nine games over a six-week period.The Premier League statement said after a shareholder meeting on Thursday that "During the remainder of the 2019/20 season, the number of alternatives/subsitutes that can be used during the match will increase from three to five players,"“Previous month FIFA Council made amendment To the Provisional Law”Clubs may have nine alternatives on the bench, compared to the usual seven.Games are expected to take place at the regular "home and away" basis, with only a few matches, are possible to move to neutral locations if authorities believe there is a danger of fans appearing outside the stadium.Clubs also discussed potential "broadcast improvements" to allow the television to obtain additional footage to encourage game coverage without fans.Reports indicated that cameras could be allowed on the seat, in the dressing room, and additional cameras in the tunnel along with the sound of coin toss before the match.The consultative group to improve transmission in the league was looking for ways to compensate for the lack of atmosphere.The broadcasters themselves were studying possible changes that they could make, including a possible option for "enhanced audio" with group noise.One of the options under consideration is that viewers have the option of choosing the natural sound in the stadium or, via a button, a version with recorded group noise.No decision has been made, and the league is working on the details of the first batch of match dates.The matches are expected to be extended by two games available on Friday night, four games on Saturday, three games on Sunday, and the regular matches on Monday night. No games will be played simultaneously.Img and article source: indianexpressAlso Read: La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

  • Jun 03, 2020
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MADRID: The Spanish health ministry said on Tuesday that the Spanish Health Ministry is considering whether to allow fans to return to soccer fields when the season resumes later in June after a three-month pause due to the new Coronavirus pandemic. Health Emergency Coordinator, Fernando Simon said on Tuesday.Simon explained that the areas that have gone through the third phase of the de-escalation process could be allowed to hold matches with spectators, but added that it could be prevented from doing so for sporting fairness.The top flight will start again on June 11, with the Segunda Division resuming  a day later, and the LEGA organizer said that all matches should be played without follow-up to avoid a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks.Read More: Premier League to restart on June 17But second-tie Las Palmas began a discussion about the return of the fans after their boss, Miguel Angel Ramirez, said he hoped fans could attend his first match against Girona.Simon said the issue was discussed on Tuesday in an online meeting between Health Minister Salvador Illa and Sports Minister Irene Lozano and four La Liga players, including Gerard Pique from Barcelona and Coke from Atletico Madrid.He added that the players and the sports department do not want supporters at the matches until each club is allowed to take them back."The Sports Department agreed with this matter with the players," said Simon. "This decision was not made by the Ministry of Health because it is not something we take into account when assessing the risks.""We did not give a firm answer as it is clear that we are not yet in a position to do so, but it is true that the Minister of Health has promised to assess the risks. If the region is in the third stage (the fans who attend the matches) they will." It is evaluated. "Spain, one of the countries most affected by the virus in Europe, imposed a strict lockdown in March but eased restrictions according to the progress made in each region.Most of the provinces are expected to move to the third stage starting June 8, with the exception of the Madrid region, Barcelona province, and some of Castille Leon provinces.La Liga president  Javier Tebas said the organization plans to return the fans to the stadiums in the next season, which will start on September 12, as long as they receive the green light from the health authorities.Read More: Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in JulyArticle Source: newsbrig.com

Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in July

Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in July

  • Jun 02, 2020
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The revised Italian Serie A calendar is expected to be announced Monday night There are 124 games remaining, to be played in 43 days, starting June 20.Italian soccer is considering allowing fans to enter stadiums next month.The Italian Federation issued a 40-page document on Monday outlining strict new rules for the resumption of Series A on June 20.The document specifies that teams must enter and leave the stadium at different times and limit the number of people on stadiums to 300, including players, staff,and journalists.However, Italian media have reported that the Football Association may discuss in its next meeting a very small number of fans who are allowed to attend."It is something that I really want with all my heart," said union president Gabriele Gravina. "It cannot be thought that in a stadium that can accommodate 60,000 spectators, there is no room for a small percentage of fans with the necessary precautions."The revised Italian league schedule is expected to be announced Monday evening. It was decided last week to resume the four-game deferred games when Italian sports were closed in March due to the Coronavirus.There are 124 games in Serie A, which will take place in 43 days. Most of it will be held at night, the first of which will start at 5:15 pm due to the heat in the country, especially in July and August.Juventus, bidding on the ninth consecutive record for the title, has a point ahead of Lazio. Inter Milan are third, nine points behind the leader, with a postponed match.The Italian Cup will be finished a week before the Serie A resumes. The first stages of the semi-finals have already been played: Milan tied Juventus 1-1 and Napoli beat Inter Milan 1-0.A strict medical protocol that includes a controversial and potentially problematic regulation was developed that if a person were in a club, player or team positive test of COVID-19, the entire group should go to a 14-day training camp.The federation hopes to shorten this if the number of new cases in Italy continues to decline."Football has never asked for shortcuts," said Gravina. There are clear rules that allow you to continue the activity, isolate an athlete or employee, and continue the training."We hope the reassessment will take place soon, a week before the tournaments start. We will send a new offer, hoping to find room in the grammar review, which today creates anxiety and anxiety in our sport."Article Source: https://indianexpress.com/Read More: Serie A gets green light for June 20 restart

Premier League to restart on June 17

Premier League to restart on June 17

  • May 29, 2020
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All 20 Premier League clubs voted unanimously on Wednesday to return to communication training and officials met again to discuss issues such as the date to restart and refund to broadcasters on Thursday.The Premier League season will resume on June 17, three months after being suspended due to the Covid-19 epidemic.With restrictions on broadcasting Saturday matches lifted at 3 pm, the League said the remaining 92 matches would be streamed live in the UK by existing broadcast partners: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport, and Amazon Prime.“Today we tentatively agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday, June 17. This date cannot be confirmed until we fulfill all the necessary safety requirements, because the health and well-being of all participants and supporters are our priority,” said Richard Masters, CEO of the Premier League.All 20 Premier League clubs voted unanimously on Wednesday to return to communication training and officials met again to discuss issues such as the reboot date and refunds to broadcasters on Thursday.The official broadcasters of the Premier League in Britain, Sky Sports and the BBC, said that English football will return with a dual card in which Manchester City plays against Arsenal and Aston Villa to host Sheffield United.The first two games will be Aston Villa against Sheffield United and Manchester City against Arsenal. A full list of games will be played on the weekend of June 19-21.To date, positive coronavirus test results have proven 12 people after taking 2,752 Premier League tests.Since Leicester City defeated Aston Villa 4-0 on March 9th, no matches have been played in the English Premier League. The league was officially suspended on March 13.Liverpool is looking for its first league title in 30 years, topping the standings by 25 points. Bournemouth, Aston Villa, and Norwich City are located in landing areas.Article Source: Indianexpress.comRead More: Serie A gets green light for June 20 restart

Series A gets green light for June 20 restart

Serie A gets green light for June 20 restart

  • May 29, 2020
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Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League, and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.Italian Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday that the Serie A club has received approval to resume on June 20 after the new corona strike.He added that there was a possibility that the resumption of the season, which was suspended on March 9, would precede the Italian Cup matches a week ago. Series B coach said that Layer 2 also hopes to restart on June 20."Italy has started again and it is true that football can continue as well," Spadafora told reporters after a conference call with the Italian Football Federation.Series A will be the fourth largest five national leagues in Europe to resume after the German League, which resumed on May 16, the Spanish League and the Premier League, which will also be launched in June.The French League ended last season in Paris St-Germain, who holds the French first division title with 10 games remaining.Spadafora said the Italian government has agreed to the health and safety measures proposed by FIGC in addition to a backup plan in case the league stops again. "In light of this, we can say that the tournament can start again on June 20," he said.The decision ended with two winding months of negotiations during which emotions rushed with Spadafora in one stage complaining about the millionaire wages paid to players and says that first-class clubs live in a bubble."An exceptional period full of obstacles and pressures has passed, with steadiness, determination and spirit of service," said Paolo Dal Pino, President of the Serie A."For the Italian league, the future must mean a return to being the most beautiful championship in the world."Article Source: https://indianexpress.comRead More: World TeamTennis to Allow up to 500 Fans at Matches

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming: When and where to watch the match?

  • May 26, 2020
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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming: Borussia Dortmund will host rivals and current leaders Bayern Munich in a crucial encounter in the Bundesliga title race.Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich live streaming: Borussia Dortmund will host rivals and current leaders Bayern Munich in a crucial encounter in the Bundesliga title race. Munich currently stands at the top of the table with a healthy four-point advantage and a win at the Signal Iduna Park would send them seven points clear and put them within touching distance of a record-extending eighth consecutive league crown. Dortmund, on the other hand, hasn’t won the Bundesliga title since the days of Jurgen Klopp.Both teams will enter the contest on the back of morale-boosting victories. While Bayern humbled Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2, Dortmund secured a tidy 2-0 win against Wolfsburg in their previous encounters.When is the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich?The Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.Where is the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich?The Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will be played at the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund.What time does the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich begin?The Bundesliga match between Borussia  Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will begin at 10:00 PM IST.Which TV channels will broadcast the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich?The Bundesliga match between Borussia  Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will broadcast on Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 2 HD.How do I watch the online live streaming of the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich?The live streaming of the Bundesliga  match between Borussia  Dortmund vs Bayern Munich will be available on Hotstar. You can catch live scores, live updates, and live commentary on indianexpress.com.Article Source: indianexpress.comRead More: Lionel Messi Birthday: Check out 20 unheard facts about greatest footballer