The most emotional season of Juan Carlos Garrido

first_imgDoing so was a relief, because directing a historical like Wydad is not within the reach of anyone. “The pressure is absolute. Wydad is Real Madrid or Barcelona of Morocco and when we arrived they had three games without winning. The loss of confidence was enormous, but we managed to recover the players and start with good results,” recalls Garrido, whose Past, he confesses, it has not taken its toll: “I directed Raja, who is his greatest rival, but I feel the respect of both hobbies. The confrontation between Raja and Wydad is, in terms of environment, one of the most attractive games in the world. I have lived derbies in Buenos Aires, in Istanbul, in Seville … They can be just as passionate, but not superior“At this time, Juan Carlos Garrido should be finishing one of the most important games of his career on the bench. Instead it counts the hours left to return to normal. He does it in Casablanca and alone: ​​”I stayed here because I believed that if I went to Spain, I would not be able to return with my team. I am making the sacrifice of not being with my family because I value being close to my players, I understand that at some point everything will return to normal. “The Valencian unveils May 5 as the deadline set by the CAF to decide on the future of African competitions.” Hopefully in the next few days everything will evolve positively. I hope to remember these days because it is the season in which I conquered the Champions of Africa“sentence. Just 10 days after terminating his contract with Étoile du Sahel, Juan Carlos Garrido was presented with the opportunity to return to Morocco, where he had already successfully directed Raja. There, in Casablanca, he won a Cup and a CAF Confederation Cup –He is the only European coach who has managed to win it twice.– so it was “impossible” to say ‘no’ to Wydad: “It is a country I have experience with. I had already had offers and it was clear that, sooner or later, I was going to return. Wydad is a great club that he’s always fighting to win titles. It’s the place I want to be. ” Garrido signed and the first thing he did with the ‘red devils’ was to eliminate Étoile du Sahel, his previous team, from the Champions League quarterfinals. At these hours, Juan Carlos Garrido (Valencia, 1969) should be finishing one of the most important games of his career on the bench. The Spanish coach, at the controls of the historic Moroccan Wydad Athletic Club since last February, would have received one of his former teams, the Egyptian Al Ahly, in the first leg of the semifinals of the African Champions. “The coronavirus crisis has robbed me of the possibility of enjoying a historical environment”Garrido regrets since his confinement in Casablanca.Until African football decided to stop because of the coronavirus, Juan Carlos Garrido’s season followed a script full of emotions typical of the best stories. It all started last November, when the Valencian took the reins of one of the most successful clubs in Tunisian football: Étoile du Sahel. His journey there lasted only three months. “I made the mistake of not informing myself and I found a club full of problems, especially economic. The situation was unpleasant from the first day. The players did not charge and stopped training as a protest“recalls Garrido, who, however, managed to squeeze the team and reach the Champions League quarterfinals after finishing the group stage leader. Juan Carlos Garrido, Wydad coach Juan Carlos Garrido, Wydad coachcenter_img “Wydad is Real Madrid or Barcelona of Morocco. The pressure is absolute” In the first round of the maximum continental competition, Etoile du Sahel was framed in the same group as Al Ahly, the team that Garrido led to win two titles –the Egyptian Super Cup and the CAF Confederation Cup, equivalent to the Europa League in Africa– in the 2014/15 season. “They were favorites, but in the first leg we managed to beat them 1-0. It was nice because of the unexpected and served the squad to realize that everything could change. On the return we lost, but Returning to Cairo was very special to me. I have fond memories of my time there“recalls Garrido, for whom the future had another surprise in store. “I hope to remember these days because it is the season in which I conquered the Champions of Africa”last_img read more

The latest success of the U21 already has a documentary on Amazon

first_imgThe Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), through the Amazon Prime Video platform, will premiere this Monday the documentary ‘La Quinta de la quinta: EURO Sub-21’, which shows how the national team achieved the continental title of the category in Italy in 2019.The documentary has been made by the RFEF communication department and shows with unpublished images the last great conquest of national football, signed last June 30 at the Friuli stadium with a 2-1 victory over Germany in the final with goals from Fabián Ruiz and Dani Olmo. It was not an easy title for Luis de la Fuente’s team, which started with a loss to Italy (3-1) and in the last match of the group stage needed to beat Poland by three points, which they finally defeated 5-0. Then in the semifinal they thrashed France 4-1, which had caused a great sensation, and ended with the victory over the German team.It was the fifth Red title, which had previously been proclaimed continental champion in 1986, 1998, 2011 and 2013.last_img read more

Cornellà’s biggest lethargy

first_imgIt has already handed a whopping ten weeks, greater than 70 days, such because the time that Espanyol has not performed at residence, in Cornellà-El Prat, since that distant one did it March 1 towards Atlético de Madrid (1-1). And, as a lot as coaching progresses and LaLiga’s most optimistic forecasts are fulfilled, it is going to exceed at the very least 100 days. Will probably be then, or later, when Alavés go to a stadium that, sure, won’t have its essence: the followers. Not in 100 days or most likely just a few hundred extra due to COVID-19. And that, within the six remaining matches at residence, if the championship finally ends up being disputed, the parakeets resolve to remain in First Division. He carried Espanyol at residence a single victory in LaLiga, 1-Zero towards Mallorca, the nice key to the ills of its disastrous classification, though alternatively it remained (and stays) undefeated at residence within the championship since December 1 towards Osasuna (2-4). Virtually half a yr in the past.Paradoxically, the luggage within the Europa League was far more meritorious, with 5 wins and a draw, nevertheless it has a major blemish: defeat (0-1 towards CSKA Moscow on December 12) that minimize streak of 26 undefeated continental video games, the file of any crew in historical past however that can stay there. Among the many goals of the stadium. And even within the lethargy, like the present one. Till the compulsory relaxation, The RCDE Stadium had hosted as many video games this yr as in most total seasons: 20 (13 from LaLiga and 7 from the Europa League), with a steadiness of six wins, six attracts and eight losses.GORKA LEIZA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The best pleasure at residence was skilled towards the Ludogorets: 6-0.GORKA LEIZA (DAILY AS)center_img 68 days elapsed in 2019, with a trip and a quick preseason in between, between Espanyol’s final recreation at RCDE Stadium, the wonderful afternoon of Could 18 when he returned to Europe after 12 years of absence (with a 2-Zero victory towards Actual Sociedad) and the new night time of July 25, when the crew made its debut within the continental competitors, with the dispute of the primary earlier one, towards the Icelandic Stjarnan (4-0). A parenthesis already inferior to the one that’s counted this yr, with out even having concluded the competitors.last_img read more

Camperdown beat St Hugh’s in netball thriller

first_img In the rural junior finals, Denbigh got the better of Knox 28-22, while in a one-sided senior finals, Holmwood picked up their 11th title after crushing first-times finalists Titchfield 49-25. Goal shooter Tracy Ann Francis was in fine form for the champions, scoring 48 goals from 54 attempts. Gaynstead created history in the urban junior finals, as the Dalton Hinds-coached team defeated many-time champions the Queen’s School 25-21. Goal shooter Kelsey James top scored for Gaynstead with 18 from 22 attempts. Gaynstead High and Camperdown High were crowned new champions in the urban area, while defending champions Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical retained their rural titles in the finals of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association netball competition at the Leila Robinson Courts yesterday. The match of the day was the urban senior finals between Camperdown and last year’s beaten finalists, St Hugh’s High, where the large crowd in attendance was treated to a thriller. The game went into overtime, and Camperdown emerged 45-41 winners. Both teams were meeting for the second time this season, and Camperdown maintained their dominance over their rivals. In the first game, they won by four goals, and yesterday’s game was no different. It was Camperdown who came out of the blocks the quicker of the two as they raced to a 5-2 lead. St Hugh’s rallied to level at 6-6 before Camperdown took a 9-8 lead after the first quarter. For most of the second quarter, only one or two goals separated the teams before St Hugh’s jumped into a 19-15 lead at half time. DOMINANT HOLMWOOD Exciting affair Camperdown drew level twice in the third quarter, but St Hugh’s maintained their lead going into the final quarter 27-24. It was an exciting and thrilling affair in the final quarter, as at one stage, Camperdown went up by four goals at 29-25, before St Hugh’s rallied to even the score before the team traded goals. At full time, both teams were tied at 34-34. With several of the St Hugh’s players showing fatigue and making several errors, Camperdown took charge in extra time to pull off a four-goal victory. Goal shooter Kadie-Ann Dehaney top scored for St Hugh’s with 36 goals from 60 attempts. Camperdown’s goal attack, Ramone Lawrence, had 30 from 37 and goal shooter Idora McCarthy, 15 from 24. Winning coach Wayne Stewart was very elated after his team’s victory. “Both teams came out and played hard, as St Hugh’s are a good team, but I like the way my girls played this evening. They have been fantastic all season, and it was one of the best finals I have seen. “We had beaten them before, and we were very confident that we would have won again. When we took the four-goal lead in the first minute of overtime, I knew then that it was over,” said Stewart.last_img read more

Injury forces Fajardo out

first_imgJune Mar Fajardo, the most dominant big man in the Gilas lineup, has begged off from joining the squad in the Fiba Asia Championship that unfolds next week in Lebanon after straining his calf in San Miguel Beer’s PBA game last Wednesday.San Miguel team officials furnished Gilas coach Chot Reyes a copy of Fajardo’s medical report with the 6-foot-10 center needing at least two weeks of rest before the injury is evaluated again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa was furnished the same copy of Fajardo’s medical report.Fajardo was ordered to immediately rest and missed the Beermen’s crucial game against Star on Friday night. Pirates still unbeaten Without Fajardo, the Beermen lost for the first time in three games in the Governors’ Cup, 104-98, and dropped to a tie with defending champion Ginebra at 2-1.The Hotshots zoomed to their third straight win to tie idle Meralco at second behind NLEX’s 4-0 start.Fajardo last played for Gilas in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association championship almost two months ago in Manila.His withdrawal from the team comes as a big blow after Gilas already failed to get naturalized center Andray Blatche on board, with the former Brooklyn Net in the NBA fearing for his security in Beirut.Gilas has been bracketed with China, Iraq and Qatar in Beirut, with the Filipinos to open up against the powerhouse Chinese on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ For the Philippines to advance outright to the quarterfinals, it would need to sweep its first three games, otherwise, the Filipinos would be relegated to a qualifying round to get to the quarterfinals.The good thing about resting Fajardo now is that he could be 100 percent ready for the World Cup Qualifying.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The injury bug just bit Gilas Pilipinas and got the Filipinos’ best man in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans View commentslast_img read more

First NPSS Track and Field Members In 23 Years Qualify for Provincials

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Twelve North Peace Secondary School students travelled to Prince George this past weekend for the 2016 BC High School Track and Field Championships North Central zone qualifier.The team is the first from NPSS in 23 years, and faces a large disadvantage compared to other districts, as it is one of the few districts that don’t have a rubberised running track on which to train.Despite this, the team had great success at the meet, with 9 out of the 12 students qualifying for the championships which take place in Nanaimo June 2nd – 4th. – Advertisement -The nine student athletes will be competing in most disciplines, including: sprinting and long distance running, long jump, high jump and even one hurdler headed to the championship.last_img read more

Brazil great Ronaldo buys 51 pc of Real Valladolid

first_img0Shares0000Ronaldo waves during the Russia 2018 World Cup opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14, 2018 © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVMADRID, Spain, Sep 3 – Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has taken control of Real Valladolid after buying 51 percent of the La Liga club’s shares, it was announced on Monday.At a press conference held in the city’s town hall, Valladolid president Carlos Suarez said: “Today is a starting point. Ronaldo personally acquires 51 percent of the shares of Real Valladolid.” “He is an idol that loves and spreads a dream.”Ronaldo played in Spain for Real Madrid and Barcelona, while also winning the World Cup twice with Brazil.“This is a very important day for me,” he said. “I’ve gone through a lot to prepare both within the game and outside it.“You can count on us to consolidate Real Valladolid in the top division and to keep building our dream.”Valladolid earned promotion to the top tier last season and sit 16th, after two draws and a defeat from their opening three games.La Liga also opened an investigation last month into the poor condition of the club’s pitch at their Jose Zorrilla stadium, following a 1-0 loss to Barcelona.Two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo took part in the tournament’s opening ceremony in Russia © AFP/File / Yuri KADOBNOVRonaldo will bring a sprinkling of stardust, with the former forward widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest ever players.He retired in 2011, having been named Fifa World Player of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 2002.The 41-year-old has appealed to the Valladolid fans to help shape the club’s future.“I want everyone to be a part of this club and I invite the fans to participate in this project,” he said.“To give us ideas, opinions, criticisms and aspirations. I want you to be part of the present and future of Real Valladolid.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fenerbahce demanding £17.5million for defender eyed by Brighton and Liverpool

first_img Simon Kjaer is a man in demand 1 Turkish giants Fenerbahce have increased the asking price for Simon Kjaer, according to reports.Liverpool and AC Milan are both long-term admirers of the 28-year-old defender, while talkSPORT revealed earlier this week that Brighton are also keen on the Dane.With the defender in such high demand, Fenerbahce believe they can pocket a sizeable profit on their star asset during the summer window.And his initial valuation of £13m has now been increased to £17.5m, according to Turkish newspaper Fanatik.Monaco, PSG and Lyon are all in the race for the 28-year-old, but Liverpool and AC Milan remain at the front of the queue.Kjaer finished the Turkish Super League season with three goals and one assist in 43 games for the Istanbul giants.last_img read more

LAGAN HARPS SECURE U14 GIRLS SOCCER TITLE

first_imgTerry Leyden presents Ciana Brogan with the Donegal Women’s U14 League trophyLagan Harps won the U14 Donegal Women’s League last night after a very tight fought game against Glenree Utd.The Lagan girls didn’t lose a single game through their campaign. The squad was a mixture of experience and very young, Ciana Brogan, Zoe Green, Chantel Kelly, Aine Deasley, Aoife Page and Caoimhe Walsh all move up to U16 next season, and Lagan will once again have to rebuild with their young girls of Geogia Keys, Yasmin Kelly, Leah and Lauren Gallagher, Bronagh Gallagher, Holly Cannon, Rihenna Devenney, Maura Sweeney.Donegal Town finished second, with a impressive season, for their first year at this age level. LAGAN Harps celebrateThe squad moving up from U12’s last year, gained experience when the win the WFAI U12 National Plate competition and two years running win the Ulster and FAI Schools 5 a side competition. Danielle McDevitt and Amy Boyle Carr excelled for their squads during the season, and both got selected for the U14 International squad trials after their displays in the Gaynor cup. Other players who impressed were young Bronagh Gallagher in goals, Shena Quinn in defence, Jodie Walker and Fiona Sholvin up front.Glenree Utd finished third. This has to be youngest of the squads competing in the league, however their team displays didn’t indicate any age difference. Keeper Clare Friel pulled of many an impressive save during the season, the defence was controlled by Siobhan Sweeney and the McDevitt sisters Niamh and Michelle, midfielders of Lauren Carr and Julie Trearty didnt give up, and Caoimhe Heron up front will give the best defenders heart ache in years to come.Kilmacrenna Celtic finished fouth. Kilmacrennan Celtic will feel hard done by this season, losing some games by the marginal 1 goal. Shannon Reid McDaid making vital tackles through their league season Meabh McDaid and Jill McGettigan ran the show in midfield and showed great fitness and ball control to keep their squad in games. Young Mia Alcorn in goals did excellent for Kilmacrennan throughout the season.Newcomers Dunfanaghy finished fifth. Dunfanaghy did well throughout the season, with some great displays by young Aoife Kelly, Ciara McGarvey, and Clara. Mary B Kelly did massive work in defence, along with Jasmine Murray, with Mary Ann Mullen have a impact in mid field.  LAGAN HARPS SECURE U14 GIRLS SOCCER TITLE was last modified: July 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LAGAN HARPS SECURE U14 GIRLS SOCCER TITLElast_img read more

Members of Irish Defences could have hairs pluck under new drug screening process

first_imgMembers of the Irish Defence Forces could have hairs plucked out to test for illegal drugs as part of their new €130,000 screening process.The Defence Forces have put out a tender in search of a company to take over their drug testing programme for the next four years.According to a report online, soldiers currently only have to go through urine testing but the tender for the new programme says that a requirement for hair testing may arise. Urine testing has a very short window of detection and can only pick up drug use that occurred in the last few days.However, hair tests can pick up drugs that were taken up to 90 days before the screening.The chosen firm will carry out between 20 and 30 workplace drug testing operations per year in barracks across the country.They will select troops at ­random and with the aim of examining around 2,000 per year. Testing will also take place at a tiny number of overseas locations where Irish military is currently on peacekeeping missions.The Defence Forces estimate that the new screening process will cost €130,000 excluding VAT.A spokesman told the Irish Sun: “Compulsory random drug testing has been in use in the Defence Forces for well over ten years.The unlawful ­possession, supply, or use, of a controlled drug, is incompatible with membership of the Defence Forces.”Earlier this year, it was revealed that 78 soldiers failed drug tests over the last ten years. Some 62 soldiers were sacked after failing the tests with 16 other members of the Defence Forces staying in their positionsMembers of Irish Defences could have hairs pluck under new drug screening process was last modified: August 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more