Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal gets Arsenal off to winning start vs Newcastle

first_img New job Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS OFF Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers LATEST Getty Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update But the Gabon international was not to be denied and fired his side ahead six minutes later when full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles picked off Dummett’s attempted pass to substitute Jetro Williams and then crossed for the frontman to control before lifting the ball over the advancing Dubravka.Bruce sent on winger Allan Saint-Maximin with 24 minutes remaining and the Frenchman wasted little time in forcing his way into the game with a dangerous run and cross within seconds of his arrival, then forcing Leno into a late save after cutting inside, but his efforts ultimately proved in vain. Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured Steve Bruce’s reign as Newcastle head coach began with a defeat as Arsenal launched their new Premier League campaign with victory on Tyneside.Aubameyang’s assured 58th-minute strike was enough to secure a 1-0 victory in a tight encounter at a rain-soaked St James’ Park. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Getty Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened his scoring account for the season 2 That changed within minutes after Almiron turned and broke swiftly before setting up Javier Manquillo to send a cross just over the head of Joelinton, who sent a glancing effort just wide after Matt Ritchie had recycled the ball.Leno was saved by the frame of the goal after Shelvey’s deflected 20th-minute shot had eluded his outstretched arm, although Dubravka was relieved to see Henrikh Mkhitaryan sky his effort high over at the other end with Nacho Monreal causing problems down the left three minutes later.Joelinton fired straight at Leno after barging his way through a flimsy looking Gunners rearguard as Newcastle warmed to their task, but Dubravka was called upon for the first time with 14 minutes of the first half remaining to beat away Aubameyang’s stinging drive at his near post.Almiron cleared the crossbar with a speculative 39th-minute attempt from distance, but the sides remained locked together as the half-time whistle sounded.The visitors almost forced the breakthrough when Granit Xhaka picked out Aubameyang with an astute pass, but Paul Dummett blocked the striker’s 52nd-minute shot and saw the ball loop up on to the roof of the net. FAREWELL stalemate 2 Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas BIG PRESENTS UP TOP The game was played out in front of a crowd of 47,635, almost 5,000 below capacity, as some fans staged a boycott over owner Mike Ashley’s running of the club, and while the Magpies gave as good as they got for long periods – Jonjo Shelvey hit a post before the break – they struggled to create chances and were made to pay for it.Arsenal boss Unai Emery largely kept his powder dry as summer signings Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli were introduced from the bench, but they headed home satisfied with a sixth win in seven visits to St James’ Park.Both sides started with intent, the Gunners moving the ball confidently at the back and looking to find space for Aubameyang, while Newcastle debutant Joelinton put himself about up front, with Miguel Almiron probing behind him.Arsenal enjoyed the better of the possession but, with defences on top, keepers Martin Dubravka and Bernd Leno spent the first 15 minutes of the season as virtual spectators. deals on target Matteo Guendouzi battles with Joelinton last_img read more

Spencer baseball holds on to beat Marshfield Columbus Catholic

first_imgLuepke hits home run, drives in four for RocketsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Spencer scored six runs in the second inning to turn an early deficit into a lead, and it held on for an 8-7 victory over Marshfield Columbus Catholic in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Thursday at Jack Hackman Field.Columbus scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning only to see Spencer respond with six in the top of the second.The Dons rallied to tie the game at 6-6 in the fifth before Spencer scored twice in the top of the seventh to regain the lead.Columbus scored once in the bottom of the seventh to pull closer but could not get the tying run across.Evan Dieringer had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Columbus offense.Hunter Luepke had a single, a home run, and four RBIs, and Lukas Ellefson was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for Spencer.Columbus hosts Neillsville, and Spencer is at Gilman in Cloverbelt East action Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 8, Dons 7Spencer 060 000 2 – 8 10 1Columbus Catholic 301 020 1 – 7 9 2WP: Caden Schillinger. LP: Bryce Fuerlinger.SO: Dominic Wichlacz (4 1/3 inn.) 3, Schillinger (2 2/3 inn.) 2; Bailey Keffer (5 inn.) 5, B. Fuerlinger (2 inn.) 1. BB: Wichlacz 5, Schillinger 2; Keffer 5, B. Fuerlinger 3.Top hitters: S, Lukas Ellefson 3×4, 2 runs; Hunter Luepke 2×4, HR, 4 RBIs. CC, Evan Dieringer 2×2, 2 RBIs; Jarred Mandel 1×3, 2 RBIs; Ryan Dieringer 2B.Records: Spencer 7-8, 7-6 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Columbus Catholic 5-10, 5-9 Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

2010 final draw accreditation

first_imgThe Cape Town International ConventionCentre in the Cape Town city centre willhost the final draw for the 2010 Fifa WorldCup on 4 December 2009.(Image: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)MEDIA CONTACTS• Delia FischerFifa Media Officer (2010)+27 11 567 2010+27 11 567 2524+27 83 2010 470delia.fischer@fifa.org• Wolfgang EichlerFifa Media Officer (2010)+27 11 567 2010+27 83 2010 471+27 11 567 2559wolfgang.eichler@fifa.org• Rich MkhondoChief of Communications2010 Organising Committee+27 83 201 0254rich.mkhondo@2010oc.com• Jermaine CraigMedia Manager2010 Organising Committee+27 83 201 0121jermaine.craig@2010oc.comRELATED ARTICLES• Media accreditation for 2010• World-class media hub for SA• Drive to make 2010 spectacularOctober is the month for print media, photographers and web journalists to apply for accreditation for the final draw for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The draw event, to be held from 2 to 5 December in Cape Town, will not only determine the groups in which qualifying teams will play, but will also see a number of press conferences, the opening of Green Point Stadium, a media expo on future World Cup bidders, and more.The media accreditation process for the final draw opened on 1 October, and closes on 30 October. The accreditation application form can be found in the Fifa World Cup section of the Fifa Media Channel.The draw itself will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa at 7pm on 4 December. Media-related information for the draw – media accommodation, media facilities and activities throughout the draw week – is available on the Fifa Media Channel.Once an application has been made, the applicant’s information will be subject to a review process by Fifa and the World Cup Organising Committee. There will also be a mandatory screening by the South African National Intelligence Agency. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail.This process is only for written press, photographers and websites.There will be a separate accreditation process for rights-holding television and radio broadcasters, which will be managed by the Fifa Broadcaster Servicing Team on behalf of Fifa TV. For more information on broadcasters’ accreditation for media rights licensees, contact FIFABroadcasterServicing@fifa.com.The main media activities during the final draw week are:2 December 200911h00 – Media conference following the meeting of the Organising Committee at the media centre in the Cape Town International Convention Centre14h00 – Mayoral welcome at Green Point Stadium, in the new stadium’s first official event3 December 200910h00 – Fifa Executive Committee meeting on Robben Island. Due to limited capacity, a special registration will be required. Further details will be provided on the Fifa Media Channel.It was on Robben Island where, for many years, political prisoners had to fight for the right to play football, with men secretly playing the game in their cells with balls made of pieces of paper, cardboard and rags tied together with string. The island’s authorities finally gave in, granting inmates the right to play football in 1965.The prisoners then built their own goals and would swap their drab prison garb and play in the colours of their teams on Saturdays. The Makana Football Association was founded on Robben Island in 1969. It was a football association which adhered strictly to the Fifa Statutes and principles and the Laws of the Game. On 18 July 2007 the Makana FA became the first Fifa honorary member association.4 December 20099h00 – Team seminar at the CTICC. Open to TV crews and photographers for the first five minutes.9h00 to 12h00 – Media expo by the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cup bidding countries. This will provide the 11 bidders for the next two World Cups an opportunity to present their bids to the media. The bidding countries are Australia, Belgium-Netherlands, England, Indonesia, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Qatar, Spain-Portugal, Russia and the US.The event will take place at Workshop 17 at the V&A Waterfront, and will include interview opportunities with representatives of the bidders. Media transport will be arranged from the media hotels and the CTICC to the venue.This event is independent from the final draw, so separate media accreditation will be required. The accreditation procedure for the expo will be conducted via the Fifa Media Channel.19h00 – Worldwide broadcast of the final draw, followed by a mixed zone and a host city exhibition.5 December 200910h00 to 11h00 – Opening of the first Football for Hope centre in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha.12h00 to 18h30 – First World Press Day at the CTICC to provide media with first-hand information on the preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and on South Africa.19h00 – World Press Day media partyFifa Media ChannelMedia representatives who have not already registered for the Fifa Media Channel can do so at https://media.fifa.com.The Fifa Media Channel is the primary communication channel between Fifa, the Organising Committee of each Fifa competition and the media.This password-protected online service is designed to provide media professionals with details on activities, including press conferences, team training sessions and other media resources, information on competition media facilities, including stadium media centres, ticketing, Fifa and Organising Committee media contacts, and any special media announcements.Approval to access the Fifa Media Channel does not mean you have been granted accreditation. The media accreditation process for any Fifa competition requires the completion of an accreditation form via the Fifa Media Channel that is specific to the event.last_img read more

Sophie Ndaba backs the Class of 2010

first_imgAs South Africa’s grade 12s gear up for their final exams, Brand South Africa, iSchool Africa and the Department of Basic Education have intensified their call for South Africans to help improve the chances of underprivileged learners. Generations actress Sophie Ndaba champions the School of 2010 initiative. Click arrow to play video. Published on SouthAfrica.info on 1 October 2010. Source: Fly the Flag Fridayslast_img

The quick guide to South Africa

first_imgWhat languages do South Africans speak? Is South Africa a democracy? Are there big cities with modern amenities? Are the roads tarred? How far will my money go? You’ve got three minutes to spare? Here’s the lowdown on why South Africa’s going to surprise you.South Africa has more than 51-million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages and beliefs. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterWelcome to the southern tip of Africa. Here, two great oceans meet, warm weather lasts most of the year, and big game roams just beyond the city lights.This is where humanity began: our ancestors’ traces are still evident in fossilised footprints 80 000 years old, and in the world’s oldest rock paintings. Today, South Africa is the powerhouse of Africa, the most advanced, broad-based economy on the continent, with infrastructure to match any first-world country.You can drive on wide, tarred highways all 2 000 kilometres from Musina at the very top of the country to Cape Town at the bottom. Or join the millions of international travellers who disembark at our airports every year.About two-thirds of Africa’s electricity is generated here. Around 40% percent of the continent’s phones are here. Over half the world’s platinum and 10% of its gold is mined here. And almost everyone who visits is astonished at how far a dollar, euro or pound will stretch. Welcome to the Republic of South Africa.Who lives in South Africa?South Africa is a nation of 51.77-million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages and beliefs. Around 79% are black (or African), 8.9% “coloured” – the local label for people of mixed African, Asian and white descent – 8.9% white, and 2.5% Indian or Asian. Around 280 000 people classified themselves as “other” in the census undertaken in 2011.The majority of South Africans are Christian, the largest church being the indigenous Zion Christian Church, followed by the Dutch Reformed and Catholic churches. Many churches combine Christian and traditional African beliefs, and many non-Christians espouse these traditional beliefs. Other significant religions – though with much smaller followings – are Islam, Hinduism and Judaism.South Africa’s peopleWhat languages do people speak?There are 11 officially recognised languages, most of them indigenous to South Africa. Just under 40% of the population speak either isiZulu or isiXhosa. You don’t speak either? If your English is passable, don’t worry. Everywhere you go, you can expect to find people who speak or understand English.English is the language of the cities, of commerce and banking, of government, of road signs and official documents. Road signs and official forms are in English. The President makes his speeches in English. At any hotel, the receptionists, waiters and porters will speak English.Another major language is Afrikaans, a derivative of Dutch, which northern Europeans will find surprisingly easy to follow.The languages of South AfricaIs South Africa a democracy?South Africa is a vigorous multiparty democracy with an independent judiciary and a free and diverse press. One of the world’s youngest – and most progressive – constitutions protects both citizens and visitors. You won’t be locked up for shouting out your opinions, however contrary.Democracy in South AfricaWhat about apartheid?Up until 1994, South Africa was known for apartheid, or white-minority rule. The country’s remarkable ability to put centuries of racial hatred behind it in favour of reconciliation was widely considered a social miracle, inspiring similar peace efforts in places such as Northern Ireland and Rwanda. Post-apartheid South Africa has a government comprising all races, and is often referred to as the rainbow nation, a phrase coined by Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu.A short history of South AfricaIs foreign business welcome?The “open for business” signs are up. The country offers an investor-friendly environment in which 100% foreign ownership is allowed. Repatriation of profits is liberal. The exchange rate is favourable. And if you’re doing businesses anywhere in Africa, this is the gateway to the continent.South Africa: open for businessWhat’s the weather like?Summery, without being sweltering. In Johannesburg, the country’s commercial capital, the weather is mild all year round, but can get cool at night. Durban, the biggest port, is hot and sometimes humid, a beach paradise.And in Cape Town, where travellers flock to admire one of the world’s most spectacular settings, the weather is usually warm, though temperamental. If you’re visiting from the northern hemisphere, just remember: when it’s winter over there, it’s summer over here. Bring sunglasses and sunscreen; leave the raincoat at home.South Africa’s weather and climateIs it a big country?To a European, yes. The country straddles 1.2-million square kilometres, as big as several European countries put together. To an American, maybe not – it’s an eighth the size of the US. Still, it’s more than a day’s drive down the highway from Johannesburg in the north to Cape Town in the south (if you’re driving sensibly), with the topography ranging across the spectrum from lush green valleys to semi-desert.How is it divided up?South Africa has nine provinces. Gauteng, the smallest and most densely populated, adjoins Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga in the north. The Northern Cape, the largest province with the smallest population, is in the west. The Free State is in the middle of the country. And the coastal provinces of KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape lie to the south.South Africa’s geographyAre there big cities with modern amenities?There’s more to Africa than lions. Johannesburg, a city of skyscrapers, sprawls wider than London or New York. The lights work, the water flows, there are multi-lane highways and – unfortunately – traffic jams.You can book into a Hilton or a Hyatt or a Holiday Inn and eat at cosmopolitan restaurants serving anything from sushi to burgers to crocodile steaks. Or you can lie back on a couch and choose from five analogue and over 50 digital TV channels.What are the big cities?South Africa has two capitals. Cape Town, the oldest city, is the legislative capital, where Parliament sits. Pretoria, 1 500 kilometres to the north, is the executive capital, where the government administration is housed.Next door to Pretoria, and close enough that the outer suburbs merge, is the commercial centre of Johannesburg, once the world’s greatest gold mining centre, now increasingly dominated by modern financial and service sectors. The second-biggest city is Durban, a fast-growing port on the eastern coast, and the supply route for most goods to the interior.South Africa’s major citiesHow do I get to South Africa?By air – unless you have a boat or rugged overland vehicle. More than 70 airlines and more than 23-million passengers a year move through South Africa’s 10 principal airports, including the three major international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.Getting to South AfricaYou say the roads are tarred?Yes, even in the smallest towns. The major centres are connected by more than 16 000 kilometres of tarred and regularly maintained national roads, including thousands of kilometres of dual carriageway. The national railway has about 30 000 kilometres of rail track connecting the smallest hamlets.South Africa’s transport networkI’ll be able to phone home?That, and more. With a network that is 99% digital and includes the latest in fixed-line, wireless and satellite communication, South Africa has the most developed telecommunications network in Africa.Almost 13-million South Africans own mobile phones, many using them to access the Internet. Increased capacity and more stable connections, largely as a result of undersea cables, as well as more competitive pricing are helping to grow the South African internet market.South Africa’s telecommunicationsAre there modern banks?South Africa has a world-class, sophisticated financial sector, abreast of all the latest technological trends. From the moment you step off the plane you’ll start seeing banks, bureaux de change and automatic tellers (ATMs) all over. All major credit cards can be used in South Africa, with American Express and Diners Club enjoying less universal acceptance than MasterCard and Visa. Foreign banks are well represented, and you can bank by ATM or internet.How far will my money go?With a favourable exchange rate for many international currencies, you’ll find South Africa a very inexpensive destination. South Africa’s unit of currency is the rand, which is divided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5, and notes in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200.Banks and foreign exchange in South AfricaCan I drink the water?High-quality tap (faucet) water is available in South Africa’s urban areas, but not all water in rural areas is safe to drink straight from the tap.In some areas, the water is mineral-rich, and you may experience a bit of gastric distress for a day or two until you get used to it. Bottled mineral water, both sparkling and still, is readily available in most places.Is it safe to walk around?Like anywhere, yes – provided you don’t go wandering about deserted streets at the dead of night. Yes, there is crime in South Africa. But you don’t need to do more than take the usual sensible precautions.Know where you’re going before you set off, particularly at night. Don’t walk alone or display valuable possessions carelessly in public. Lock the doors at night. And, like anywhere else in the world, know that there are some areas of the major cities where outsiders present a more vulnerable target. It is easy to avoid these areas without lessening your enjoyment of a country and a people who are, with a few exceptions, remarkably warm and welcoming.Is it true that there are robots on the street corners?Yes, there are. In South Africa, traffic lights are known as robots, although no one knows why. A pick-up truck is a bakkie, sneakers are takkies, a barbeque is a braai, an insect is a gogga and an alcoholic drink is a dop.South African English is lekker!Will I get to see wild animals?You won’t have to go far to do so. An hour’s drive from such urban jungles as Pretoria and Johannesburg, you can see lions, elephants, buffalo and hundreds more species in their natural environments.One of the world’s first wildlife conservation areas was South Africa’s Kruger Park, more than a century old. Today it is part of a single broad conservation area that spans private and public game parks and stretches across national borders into neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe.There are other reasons for visiting South Africa too: golden beaches, some of the world’s best surf, spectacular scenery ranging from mountains to deserts, eco-systems found nowhere else in the world, an opportunity to experience African culture first-hand – and one of the least expensive holiday destinations you’ll find.South African travel experiencesWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Tackling root causes of gender violence

first_imgSouth Africa is implementing a strategy based on changing mindsets while promoting partnerships and social inclusion in order to tackle the root causes of gender-based violence, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini told the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York on Wednesday.Tackiling the root causes of gender based violence will take a change in mindset. (Image: GovZA)Brand South Africa reporterMinister Bathabile Dlamini, who is part of a South African delegation attending the two-week session, was speaking during a roundtable discussion on the importance of primary prevention of gender-based violence.Dlamini noted that, despite UN member-country commitments to tackle such violence, it remained unacceptably high globally, with UN estimates showing that on average one in three women was beaten or raped during her lifetime.Tackling the apartheid legacy of violenceSince 1994, Dlamini said, the South African government had put a number of administrative and legislative instruments in place to address the root causes of violence in general, and gender-based violence in particular.One of these was the National Crime Prevention Strategy of 1996, which recognised that the causes of violence were deep-rooted, relating to South Africa’s history and socio-economic realities, and therefore could not be addressed through policy or legislation alone.Dlamini said South Africa’s violent history of oppression and the struggle for liberation from apartheid had left the country with a “culture of violence”, in which violence was seen as a legitimate means of resolving social, political, community and even domestic conflicts.“For this reason, the strategy advocates for primary prevention anchored on awareness and education, as well as mobilisation and participation of civil society in efforts to address this challenge,” Dlamini said.Too often violence is seen as a legitimate means of resolving social, political, community and even domestic conflicts.. (Image: GovZA)“This is key if we are to transform the social norms and cultural practices that perpetuate violence.”Promoting social inclusionShe added that the country’s preventive agenda was also anchored on promoting social inclusion, because poverty and inequality were major drivers of violence not only in South Africa, but also across the globe.For this reason, the government had prioritised the provision of basic social services, including social grants and the expansion of educational opportunities, especially for vulnerable groups.“Our prevention strategy is also characterised by the establishment of multi-sectoral partnerships, such as the recent establishment of the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and the high-level inter-ministerial committee on the causes of violence against women and children.”She commended the work of South African civil society organisations such as Sonke Gender Justice Network, as well as government leaders, in initiating programmes on gender equality, masculinity and male involvement in prevention.Alcohol and substance abuseAt the same time, the government was making concerted efforts to combat alcohol and substance abuse, both major contributors to violence.“We have recently started with the National Youth Camp, with the hope that we may educate our youth on such matters as social responsibility, love for one’s country, human rights, and other intrinsic values that should make them more responsible citizens of our country and of the global community.”Dlamini said she believed there was increased preparedness at both country and global level to act against violence towards women and children.“Primary prevention must be at the core of this commitment and action, with an emphasis on educating and engaging the community to positively change norms, attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate violence.”Primary prevention with an emphasis on educating and engaging the community is the key to combating gender based violence. (Image: Must Bol)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Artificial Intelligence: What Will Algorithms Teach Us?

first_imgArtificial Intelligence took a giant leap forward recently with new research announced by Google. The new algorithm is self-learning  and tries to solve problems by assigning rewards and penalties based no the results of each trial. AI algorithms typically work by being fed massive amounts of data created by human domain experts or professionals. Standard algorithms fathom the best techniques from the pre-existing data.  The result of standard AI is to create a well-trained algorithm that can perform as well as the best human.The thing that is different about Google’s most recent work is that the algorithm is self-training.  Rather than just mimic what humans have done, the algorithm works through problems totally on its own. The results are fascinating.Google tested their algorithm with the game of Go. The algorithm re-discovered common moves used by the best players of the game.  After 20 days of training the algorithm became a far stronger player than any human. Interestingly the algorithm discovered advanced moves that haven’t been seen before. The algorithm is, in  a sense, able to teach humans how to play Go better.David Silver, AlphaGo’s lead researcher, said that “it’s more powerful than previous approaches because by not using human data, or human expertise in any fashion, we’ve removed the constraints of human knowledge and it is able to create knowledge itself.”last_img read more

Grant Thornton LLP Improves Efficiency and Service with Laptop Refresh and Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ Processor and Solid State Drives

first_imgDownload nowAs a leading firm of accounting, tax, and advisory professionals, Grant Thornton LLP looks to equip its employees with the tools to improve productivity and to continue delivering award-winning customer service. Nearly all employees use laptop computers, and they get a new one every two years. The latest refresh, with Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processors, Intel® Solid State Drives (Intel® SSDs), and Microsoft Windows* 7, provides “drastically better” performance and productivity and will generate significant cost savings according to Kirk Halliday, manager of Grant Thornton LLP’s Enterprise Systems Management Group.“The better the technology is, the better the applications run, the happier people are with their jobs, the more productive they are, and the more likely they are to stay around,” says Halliday. “Our two-year lease cycle saves us money, and we think it also contributes to employee retention.”You can learn more in our new Grant Thornton business success story. As always, you can find this one, and many others, in the Intel.com Reference Room and IT Center.*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.last_img read more

Guardado, Reyes make El Tri’s 23-man World Cup squad

first_imgMexico Guardado, Reyes make Mexico’s 23-man World Cup squad Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author 14:34 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andres Guardado Mexico 2018 Lachlan Cunningham Mexico World Cup The injured stars were named to El Tri’s final roster as they race to get back to 100 per cent ahead of the opening match against Germany Andres Guardado and Deigo Reyes were named to Mexico’s 23-man roster for the World Cup, the Mexican federation announced shortly after midnight local time Monday.The stars, along with center-back Hector Moreno, missed out on Saturday’s 1-0 friendly win against Scotland with injuries and are continuing to recover. Guardado underwent a procedure shortly after the end of the season with Real Betis to repair a nerve issue in his leg while Reyes is nursing a hamstring problem. Moreno has a calf knock but is expected to be fit for Saturday’s friendly against Denmark and the World Cup after.The friendly in Copenhagen has taken on large importance with three of Mexico’s most frequent starters in the Osorio era trying to get fully fit ahead of the team’s World Cup opener June 17 against Germany. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “Against Denmark, we’re going to train this week like we always, we’ll look at the opponent. We know they had a very important game Saturday. We’ll analyze that and make the best decisions,” Osorio said in a news conference after Saturday’s match. “It’s certainly a game where we’ll need to see Diego, Hector and Andres. The rest, we’ll see.”Erick Gutierrez, who fills the same role as Guardado, flew with the team to Denmark but is not registered on the roster and is in reserve if Guardado or Reyes need to be replaced.The team has 12 players that play for European clubs, the most in history for Mexico, and three more based in MLS. There also is a record number of World Cup returnees with 16 players boasting experience at a previous tournament.Mexico announced its 23-man squad Saturday, cutting Oswaldo Alanis, Jurgen Damm and Jesus Molina. Center-back Nestor Araujo was named to Osorio’s provisional roster but did not join camp because of the effects of a knee injury that ruled him out of this summer’s tournament. Full roster:Goalkeepers: 1- Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul) 12- Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), 13- Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege)Defenders: 2- Hugo Ayala (Tigres), 3- Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), 5- Diego Reyes (Porto), 7- Miguel Layun (Sevilla), 15- Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), 21- Edson Alvarz (America), 23-Jesus Gallardo (Monterrrey)Midfielders: 4- Rafael Marquez (Atlas), 6- Jonathan Dos Santos (LA Galaxy) 8- Marco Fabian- (Eintracht Frankfurt), 10- Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), 16- Hector Herrera (Porto), 18- Andres Guardado (Real Betis)Forwards: 9- Raul Jimenez (Benfica), 11- Carlos Vela (LAFC), 14- Javier Hernandez (West Ham United), 17- Jesus Corona (Porto) 19- Oribe Peralta- (America), 20- Javier Aquino (Tigres), 22- Hirving Lozano (PSV)last_img read more