Archive | November 3, 2016

Gambia goalkeeper dies trying to reach Europe….

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The 19-year-old goalkeeper of Gambia’s national women’s football team has drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe. Fatim Jawara was on board a boat that ran into trouble last month while crossing from Libya to Europe, the country’s football association says. Her family confirmed news of her death, according to association president Lamin Kaba Bajo. Many of the undocumented migrants who arrive in Italy are Gambians. Jawara made her debut with the women’s side a year ago, after playing in the national junior team. “She will be remembered for saving a penalty kick in a friendly encounter involving the national soccer team and the Glasgow Girls from Scotland,” Mr Bajo told AFP news agency. More than 4,200 migrants fleeing conflict and poverty have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean this year, figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) show.

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See the nominees for FIFA women’s player of the year award….

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The nominees are:

  • Camille Abily (France) – pictured.
  • Melanie Behringer (Germany)
  • Sara Däbritz (Germany)
  • Amandine Henry (France)
  • Saki Kumagai (Japan)
  • Carli Lloyd (USA)
  • Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany)
  • Marta (Brazil)
  • Lotta Schelin (Sweden)
  • Christine Sinclair (Canada)

Kasper Schmeichel fractures hand….

Schmeichel

Leicester City have confirmed that Kasper Schmeichel has fractured his hand and will see a specialist in London later today. The Denmark international was on home soil on Wednesday night, as Claudio Ranieri’s side took on FC Cophenhagen on matchday four of the Champions League. Whilst the game ended 0-0, there was some bad news for Leicester’s No.1 who has already struggled with injury problems this season. Schmeichel lasted the full 90 minutes in the Danish capital, but fractured his hand during the game and now faces a spell out, Leicester have confirmed. The official statement read: “Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is set for a spell on the sidelines after fracturing his hand in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League draw in Copenhagen. “The Denmark international injured his right hand during the first half of the goalless draw at Parken Stadium and will see a specialist upon returning to the UK with the rest of the squad on Thursday.”

Birthdays of Sports People – 3rd November….

Gerd Muller

Gerd Muller (Football) – former Germany and Bayern Munich striker, born 1945.

Roswitha Krause (Swimming/Handball) – former German Olympian, born 1949

Larry Holmes (Boxing) – former world heavyweight champion, born 1949.

Ian Wright (Football) – former Arsenal and England striker, born 1963.

Dwight Yorke (Football) – former Aston Villa, Manchester United and Trinidad & Tobago striker, born 1971.

Colin Kaepernick (American Football) – San Francisco 49ers quarterback, born 1987.

Andy Carroll held up at gunpoint….

Andy Carroll is understood to have been held at gunpoint

West Ham striker Andy Carroll was held at gunpoint after training on Wednesday, Sky reports. A club statement said later on Wednesday night that the police were investigating an incident involving one of their players, believed to be Carroll. The statement said: “West Ham United can confirm an incident targeting one of our players on Wednesday November 2. The matter is now being handled by the police.” Carroll has not played for the Hammers since the Europa League qualifier against Astra Giurgiu on August 18, a game in which the England international sustained a knee injury. The problem was only meant to sideline Carroll for six weeks, but he has only just returned to training this week. The Hammers’ next game is against Stoke City at the London Stadium on Saturday.

UEFA Champions League Results (2nd Nov., 2016)….

Kevin Kampl scores

Wednesday 2nd November, 2016:

Monaco 3 – 0 CSKA

Tottenham 0 – 1 Bayer Leverkusen

Borrusia Dortmund 1 – 0 Sporting Lisbon

Legia Warsaw 3 – 3 Real Madrid

FC Copenhagen 0 – 0 Leicester

FC Porto 1 – 0 Club Brugge

Juventus 1 – 1 Lyon

Sevilla 4 – 0 Dynamo Zagreb