Croatia clip Spain 3-2 to throw open Nations League group

first_imgZAGREB, Croatia (AP): Tin Jedvaj scored his second goal of the game in injury time to earn Croatia a 3-2 win over Spain yesterday, a result that left both teams and group rivals England still in the running to reach the UEFA Nations League finals. Croatia’s win came two months after they were crushed 6-0 by Spain in Seville. Spain are top of League A, Group 4 with six points. England and Croatia have four points before they meet at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The group winners advance to the Final Four tournament in June. The team that finishes bottom of the group will be relegated to League B. With Croatia needing a victory to keep their hopes alive, the World Cup runners-up pinned Spain in their area in the final moments and Jedvaj scored on the rebound after goalkeeper David de Gea had blocked a shot. “I am delighted and proud. I gave my best and this means a lot for us,” the 22-year-old Jedvaj, a defender who plays for German club Bayer Leverkusen, said after scoring his first international goals. Croatia started strongly by applying pressure and sending long balls to forward Ivan Perisic, who forced De Gea to push his shot onto the post in the sixth minute. Perisic intercepted a pass and set up Andrej Kramaric to open the scoring in the 54th before Dani Ceballos replied two minutes later for Spain. Croatia went back ahead in the 69th when Jedvaj headed in a cross from Luka Modric, but Sergio Ramos leveled again for Spain with a penalty eight minutes later after Sime Vrsaljko handled. Spain appeared to be getting close to another goal when Croatia went forward in stoppage time in one final push that culminated in Jedvaj’s last-gasp goal.last_img read more

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Consumer Alert: DOST Patent Barley contaminated

first_imgThe Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has issued a Consumer Advisory against the use of DOST Patent Barley following discoveries of the product being adulterated. The product from Canada which was packed exclusively for a local distributor was flagged by the GA-FDD after it was found to be contaminated with wheaten flour.Analysis conducted by the Food Chemistry laboratory of the GA-FDD determined the product to be adulterated and this was after weeks of meticulous investigation and collaboration among Inspectors and Analytical Scientific Officers.DOST Patent BarleyThe investigation was initiated as a result of concerns raised and complaints lodged at the monthly National Food Safety and Control Committee meeting.The Department has since visited the premises of the distributor, Geetanjali Rai at Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara, where on both occasions; the Inspectors were unable to gain access to the premises to continue their investigation. According to the GA-FDD advisory, Rai is now in violation of the Laws of Guyana, firstly the Food and Drug Act Chapter 34:03, Section 25, Part 5, which states that “Any person who sells an article of food that is adulterated is guilty of an offence”. Also, Rai is faced with denied access to a premise to which the Act applies in contravention to the Laws of Guyana Food and Drug Act Chapter 34:03 Part VI, Section 21, “Powers of Inspectors”.Consumers are therefore advised not to purchase this particular brand of Patent Barley given the reports of contamination by the GA-FDD. Furthermore, the Department said it has widened the target to analyse similar products such as those that are also being imported from intra and extra regional countries. In addition, Environmental Health Officers within the regions will also be targeted as investigations on the other brands are to be submitted to the Department for analysis. The Department said it will continue to utilise the resources that are to their disposal to facilitate trade and most importantly to protect consumers against falsified and/or substandard food, drug, cosmetics and medical devices.last_img read more

Gyan denies ritual sacrifice claims

first_imgGyan found himself again in the media spotlight in July when Janet Bandu and Theophilus Tagoe, a hiplife musician known as Castro, disappeared during a weekend outing at an estuary east of Accra.The two were last seen heading towards the ocean on a jet ski.Allegations have swirled in Ghana’s media since that their disappearance was suspicious.The claims reached a fever pitch this month when the footballer’s brother was allegedly part of a mob that attacked a local journalist who had asked the player about the black magic rumours.Kissi Agyabeng, an attorney who was with Gyan the weekend of the disappearances, flatly rejected the claims.“The allegation of spiritual sacrifice can by no stretch of the imagination be propped up,” Agyabeng told a news conference, flanked by the footballer’s brother and his manager. “We are not blamable for the disappearance of Castro and Janet Bandu. We had no hand in that occurrence.”Agyabeng also apologised to the journalist that was assaulted.Despite being seen as one of Africa’s best hopes at this year’s World Cup, Ghana’s team unperformed on the pitch and its camp was wracked with infighting and a dispute with the government over pay.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000ACCRA, September 25- Ghana national football team captain Asamoah Gyan was not involved in the disappearance of two friends, his lawyer said on Wednesday after months of rumours and even claims of ritual sacrifice.The Al Ain striker led Ghana’s Black Stars to a disappointing showing at this year’s football World Cup in Brazil, where the team failed to make it beyond the group stage.last_img read more

Starlets stage sit in after SA visa delay

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Starlets players during a sit in at the South African High Commission in Nairobi on July 15. PHOTO/TwitterNAIROBI, July 15- National women’s team Harambee Starlets staged a sitting in the South African High Commission in Nairobi on Wednesday after their travel visas were delayed ahead of Saturday’s Rio 2016 Olympics away qualifier against Banyana Banyana.Kenya qualified to play against the African women football giants after eliminating Botswana on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate score over both legs following a 1-0 home victory. A bitter Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President, Sam Nyamweya, informed Capital Sport the delay was baffling since they had applied for them on time.“We don’t know what is happening with them. We applied for the Visas last week and we were expecting to get them today (Wednesday). We give them visas here when they travel and I don’t understand why they have to force us to apply.“Something should be done. It means we are not going tomorrow (Thursday) and we have to book a special flight at extra costs on Friday,” Nyamweya stated.It is reported the Embassy wanted to issue the visas on Friday leaving the Starlets with only hours upon arrival to take on the pitch against their more fancied hosts.“This is a national team with proper documentation and treating them this way raises a lot of suspicion of their intentions,” the FKF boss lamented.“We have had problems with South Africa before, this is not the first time,” he went on.-Story Developinglast_img read more

The 25 clubs with the biggest wage bills in Premier League history

first_img24. Norwich have spent £240,850,217 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES BEST OF 18. Middlesbrough have spent £408,548,818 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 17. Swansea City have spent £408,890,967 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 It’s not just big transfer fees that get you success in the Premier League as clubs also need to spend a hefty amount on wages.At the start of the 1992/93 season, the average wage was around £2,000 a week but now some players earn almost 200 times more. 26 22. Wigan have spent £289,302,970 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 15. West Bromwich Albion have spent £519,379,190 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 26 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Getty Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE 26 14. Stoke have spent £529,913,000 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 26 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Alexis Sanchez is now on around £300,000 a week at Manchester United. The Potters had an average Premier League position of 11.44 And since the inception of the Premier League certain clubs have spent a lot more on salaries than others as they attempt to win the title, or reach the promised land of the Champions League.Every Premier League club’s highest earning player per minute playedAt BetVictor, data analysts have taken a look at Companies House records and cross referenced against the Financial Times database to work out just how much clubs have spent on wages during their time in the top-flight, up to and including the 2016/17 season.So which 25 sides in Premier League history have had the most expensive salaries? Find out below. 26 26 REPLY The Black Cats had an average Premier League position of 15 getty 26 26 6. Tottenham have spent £1,245,496,000 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 REVEALED 3. Arsenal have spent £2,048,048,509 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 25. Portsmouth have spent £232,059,249 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 26 The Magpies have had an average Premier League position of 9.68 26 Leeds’ average Premier League position was 8.83 The Latics’ average Premier League position was 14.63 Fulham have had an average Premier League position of 12.38 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 10. West Ham have spent £848,182,700 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 7. Aston Villa have spent £993,541,540 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 4. Liverpool have spent £2,009,703,000 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 20. Leicester have spent £355,672,955 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 The Citizens have had an average Premier League position of 9 REVEALED Pompey’s average Premier League position was 12.83 Boro have had an average Premier League position of 13.67 2. Manchester United have spent £2,486,291,000 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 26 RANKED 19. Bolton have spent £392,181,696 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 The Jacks had an average Premier League position of 11.17 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The Villans had an average Premier League position of 10.13 The Blues have had an average Premier League position of 4.5 Rovers had an average Premier League position of 10 26 26 MONEY The Trotters had an average Premier League position of 13.46 The Baggies had an average Premier League position of 14.36 26 26 shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 21. Crystal Palace have spent £324,221,955 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 The Eagles’s average Premier League position has been 13.6 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 26 13. Southampton have spent £531,413,198 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 26 16. Blackburn Rovers have spent £518,076,402 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 8. Everton have spent £985,435,201 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 The Hammers have had an average Premier League position of 11.71 9. Newcastle have spent £983,138,000 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 no dice 26 26 23. Leeds have spent £285,610,014 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 The Foxes’ average Premier League position has been 11.6 The Toffees have had an average Premier League position of 10.32 1. Chelsea have spent £2,673,817,668 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 Liverpool have had an average Premier League position of 4.72 getty Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 26 Spurs have had an average Premier League position of 8 5. Manchester City have spent £1,956,730,753 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 huge blow 26 The Gunners have had an average Premier League position of 3.6 12. Fulham have spent £585,289,091 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 26 The Saints have had an average Premier League position of 12.61 11. Sunderland have spent £743,062,429 on wages in the Premier League since 1992 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 26 26 The Red Devils have had an average Premier League position of 2.16 26 The Canaries’ average Premier League position was 14.25 26last_img read more

The incredible stats behind Lionel Messi’s 51 hat-tricks for club and country

first_imgWith the league potentially already decided and with Manchester United up next in Europe, there is still plenty of time for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to add to his collection of match balls.Below, takes a look at the incredible numbers behind Messi’s haul of hat-tricks.Messi’s 33 Liga trebles are second only to Cristiano Ronaldo’s 34, so overhauling the Portuguese – now plying his trade with Juventus in Serie A – is a realistic ambition for the Blaugrana ace.Valencia, Osasuna, Espanyol and Deportivo have been Messi’s favoured opponents in La Liga, the No.10 claiming hat-tricks against each of them on three separate occasions (he has a Copa del Rey treble against Valencia too); Messi also has three hat-tricks against Sevilla, including two in the Liga and one in the Spanish Super Cup, and three against Atlético – two Liga and one Copa del Rey. huge blow 3 Lionel Messi had just scored his 51st hat-trick for club and country and even the most ardent Betis supporter was left in awe.After a scorching free-kick and a clinical finish in the first-half, Messi capped off a wonderful personal display on Sunday night with an impudent chip which very few players would even consider trying. whoops Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest gameday cracker revealed MOST READ IN FOOBALL Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? As the ball clipped the underside of the crossbar and hit the back of the Real Betis net, the home supporters at the Benito Villamarín Stadium rose as one to applaud.Some even bowed to acknowledge the maestro, simply a joy to watch when he is in such form.center_img tense 51 career hattricks for Messi ✅What a way to get it 🔥— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 17, 201912 years ago at the Camp Nou, as a teenage prodigy the Argentina international scored his first treble. The stage was none other than a potentially La Liga-deciding Clasico, but Messi was as composed as the veteran we see gliding past defenders at will to this very day.Since that day in March 2007, the 31-year-old has returned eight hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League, 33 in the league, three in the Copa del Rey, one in the Spanish Super Cup and a further six at international level. Lionel Messi continues to defy description after yet another stunning hat-trick SORRY Messi acknowledges the Betis fans as they give him a standing ovation Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Messi and Ronaldo continue to produce incredible moments on a football pitch Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 3 At international level, the most crucial of Messi’s six Argentina hat-tricks came in Ecuador in October 2017, his triple strike securing the Albiceleste a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Messi’s club-mate Suárez boasts an outstanding hat-trick return: the Uruguayan plundered nine for Ajax, six for Liverpool (three of them against Norwich) and has 12 for Barcelona as well as a further two for his nation.Three other South Americans – Sergio Aguero, Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao – have reached double figures for hat-tricks in recent years, while the relentless Robert Lewandowski leads the European charge. 3last_img read more

Mane aiming to join the likes of Salah, Suarez and Torres in the record books

first_img AFP or licensors Sadio Mane is just one short of becoming the sixth Liverpool player to score 20 or more Premier League goals in a calendar year.The Senegal international, who scored his 19th against Leicester City before the international break, also scored against the Red Devils at Anfield last season. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:00Loaded: 8.26%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Despite establishing himself as one of the most feared forwards in Europe, Mane admitted he was not sure if he would actually get on with Jurgen Klopp when he first met him.Klopp had initially tried to sign Mane in 2014 when he was Borussia Dortmund boss and the forward was at RB Salzburg.Mane moved to Southampton instead, before finally linking up with Klopp on Merseyside two years later.“He was talking too much and I said, “Wow, this is going to be tough for me because I’m a little quiet,” Mane told the Sunday Times. 2 Martin Keown says Manchester United’s form is ’embarrassing’ ahead of Liverpool clashOn his boss, Mane added: “Everybody loves him and that is more important, to be honest. He is a bit of a funny guy but at the same time he is a serious guy.“Usually when I am talking to him off the pitch it is about personal things. Things about lifestyle and life – and that is important to me. I think I have somebody I can confide in.” However, it is his only goal against United to date from seven previous fixtures.In fact, his sole strike is the only goal United have conceded against the fearsome triumvirate also featuring Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in 16 games.Liverpool are odds-on favourites to win at Old Trafford and, if he manages to get on the scoresheet, Mane will join an illustrious list of Liverpool strikers in the record books.Robbie Fowler (1994-96), Michael Owen (1998), Fernando Torres (2008) and Mohamed Salah (2018) all managed to score 20 goals or more in the Premier League for the Reds. 2 Sadio Mane has scored 19 Premier League goals in 2019 Suarez developed into the best No.9 in world football at Anfield Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

Christie inspired by De Bruyne after Hampden masterclass

first_imgRyan Christie watched Kevin de Bruyne pick Scotland apart at Hampden and said the Manchester City attacker is the type of player he aspires to be.De Bruyne created Belgium’s first three goals in the Euro 2020 qualifier and scored the fourth in his side’s 4-0 win as the Red Devils continued their impressive run of form.Christie admitted he and his Scotland teammates struggled against the world’s number one side but said he took inspiration from watching the key man.“He is a class act,” the Celtic midfielder said. “These are the kind of players that I aspire to. He is in a similar position to me. “The positions he picks up and the way he hurts teams and his finishing as well.“The ball in for their second goal was frightening and his finish for the fourth is pretty impressive as well.“It is good for me. I want to test myself against the best teams in the world so it is a learning experience for me so hopefully I learn from it and move on.”The loss effectively ended Scotland’s chances of winning automatic qualification for next summer’s finals but the national team still have a second chance via the play-off place secured in the Nations League. Head coach Steve Clarke said all efforts will be made to build momentum for those matches and Christie said that despite back-to-back losses, progress was being made. “Going into it (the campaign) we had the play-offs as a fall-back, we didn’t want to have to use it but it looks like we’re going to have to if we’re going to make it there,” he said.“Obviously they were two very disappointing results but even after that, we still feel close as a group.“We have taken more of the manager’s ideas on board.“I know it sounds daft getting beat 4-0 at home but I think there are a few positives we can take from that.“It is the minor things that cost you at this level in football, especially against a team like Belgium.“They scored in their first counter attack. It is so tough to nullify and the quality they have when they go forward is outstanding.“That is the level we are trying to get to.“We have four games left in the group to finish as high as we can and take that into the play-off.”last_img read more

Morning Argument in Paoli Turns Deadly

first_imgA dispute at an automotive body shop on the north side of Paoli ended with deadly consequences.At 10:37 this morning, two employees at the body shop began arguing in the north driveway of the shop, located along State Road 37 at County Farm Road. The argument escalated into a fight, and the two men began wrestling in the driveway. A short time later, the victim in this case ran from the fight and locked himself inside a building.The suspect followed the victim to the building and began beating on the window. Afraid that the suspect was going to break out the business glass, the victim unlocked the door and let the suspect and a witness inside. Once inside, the suspect shot the victim in the chest and neck at point blank range. The suspect turned his weapon on the witness and fired additional shots but missed. As the suspect ran from the building behind the business, two Orange County police officers arrived on scene chased after the suspect. After reaching a tree line behind the business, the suspect shot himself.The suspect was airlifted to Louisville for medical treatment; however, he died in-flight. The victim was additionally airlifted to Louisville and is currently being treated for his injuries.Identification of those involved is currently being withheld pending family notifications and further information to be obtained. They will be released when available.last_img read more