Archive | November 2, 2016

Mourinho given touchline ban and fine….

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been given a one-match touchline ban for being sent off against Burnley. The Portuguese was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg for an incident “in or around the tunnel area during half-time” of the goalless draw. The Football Association also fined him £8,000 and he will serve the ban for the game against Swansea on Sunday. In a separate offence, Mourinho has been fined £50,000 for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor who officiated Man United’s game with Liverpool at Anfield.

FIFA releases nominees for the Coach of the Year award….

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FIFA have released their shortlist for the coveted ‘Best FIFA Men’s Coach’ award for 2016, with a number of strong contenders that may prove difficult to separate. The ten-man list in full is:

  • Chris Coleman (Wales/Welsh national team)
  • Didier Deschamps (France/French national team)
  • Pep Guardiola (Spain/FC Bayern Munich/Manchester City)
  • Jürgen Klopp (Germany/Liverpool)
  • Luis Enrique Martínez (Spain/FC Barcelona)
  • Mauricio Pochettino (Argentina/Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Claudio Ranieri (Italy/Leicester City)
  • Fernando Santos (Portugal/Portuguese national team)
  • Diego Pablo Simeone (Argentina/Atlético Madrid)
  • Zinédine Zidane (France/Real Madrid)

The winner of award will be determined through a voting process which combines the choices of those involved in the game, as well as a public vote. 50% of the decision will be based on the choices of all captains and head coaches of national teams around the globe, while the other half of the vote will be split between the result of an online public ballot and submissions from a group of over 200 media representatives from the six continents.

 

Birthdays of Sports People – 2nd November….

Stevan Jovetic (Football) – Montenegro and former Manchester City striker, currently at Inter Milan, born 1989, 27 today.

Ken Rosewall (Tennis) – Australian who won eight grand slam singles titles, born 1934, 82 today.

Dario Silva (Football) – former Malaga, Portsmouth and Uruguay striker, born 1972, 44 today.

 

Liverpool’s Danny Ings out for the rest of the season….

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Liverpool striker Danny Ings has received another injury setback, as he requires surgery on cartilage damage in his right knee that will rule him out for up to nine months. Ings, 24, sustained the injury during the EFL Cup victory against Tottenham last week – his comeback from a cruciate ligament injury in his left knee last year. Liverpool say that the striker will make a full recovery. Coach Jurgen Klopp is “gutted” for Danny Ings, who will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. “To say we are gutted would be an understatement; he is such a great boy and has worked so hard that he deserves better luck than this,” he said. “It is typical of Danny’s personality, on and off the pitch, that he picked up this injury to his knee when courageously trying to win the ball back for his team by making a tackle. “But it is this same personality that means he will come back as good and as strong from this latest setback as he has done in the past.”

UEFA Champions League Results (1st Nov., 2016)….

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Tuesday 1st November, 2016:

Besiktas 1 – 1 Napoli

Basel 1 – 2 PSG

Ludo Razgd 2 – 3 Arsenal

Benfica 1 – 0 Dynamo Kiev

Borussia Monchen 1 – 1 Celtic

Manchester City 3 – 1 Barcelona

Atletico Madrid 2 – 1 FC Rostov

PSV Eindhoven 1 – 2 Bayern Munich