Haas have become the first team to release images of a 2020 Formula 1 car, with their new VF-20. In a preview to the sport’s full ‘launch week’ from Monday, Haas revealed digital pictures of their latest challenger on social media. Haas return to the grey, white and red colour scheme of their early seasons in a restyled form after a black and gold look in 2019, a season in which they slumped to a disappointing ninth in the Constructors’ Championship.
Anthony Joshua’s next fight is likely to be at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. The British heavyweight, 30, who defeated Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia in December, is expected to take on Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in June.
Saint-Etienne have condemned the violence which marred Wednesday’s Ligue 1 match at home to Marseille. Clashes took place outside the Geoffrey Guichard Stadium between rival sets of supporters following the arrival of buses carrying 400 visiting fans. Kick-off was delayed 15 minutes and police took the decision not to allow Marseille fans into the ground. Saint-Etienne said they “deplored the incidents that occurred on the margins of the match”.
Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal is to keep his job at the club despite being criticised by star forward Lionel Messi. Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi spoke out against Abidal after he had said players were not working hard under former coach Ernesto Valverde. Valverde was sacked in January and replaced by Quique Setien. Barcelona called an emergency meeting with ex-France defender Abidal on Wednesday to discuss the issue. After two hours of talks, it was decided the 40-year-old would remain in his role at the Nou Camp.
New 2020 kits for Nigeria has been revealed. The Super Eagles and the Super Falcons will henceforth adorn the new jerseys with a touch of traditional “Agbada”. Sportswear giants Nike’s senior director, Heidi Burgett shared the images on his twitter handle saying “the home kit’s hand-drawn design fuses the traditional aesthetis of an agbada with modern football design. Away kit trim is inspired by Onasim. A broader collection of Super Eagles apparel includes a poncho, vest, dress and more”. The Super Eagles will most likely launch the new kits during the 2021 upcoming Africa Cup of Nations match day three home qualifying match against Sierra Leone.