first_img HOW DOES HE PLAY?  CEST Those numbers have allowed ‘Dembouz’ to become a regular in France’s junior teams. He’s played for the U17 team since 2013 and has caught the attention of the likes of Benfica, Porto and Red Bull Salzburg, all of whom tried to sign him last summer.  Rennes, though, managed to hold on to the player with the promise of a professional contract and minutes in Philippe Montanier’s first team. And Montanier used him on November 13 of last year against Angera. Since that day, Dembele has become more and more regular in the team and since Corbis replaced Montanier as manager, his growth has been even more impressive. His most impressive performance came in March, when he scored a hat-trick against Nantes with Barça’s scouts in the stands.  Miki Soria Born in Vernon, France, Dembele developed at Evreux, before moving to Rennes as a 13-year-old. There, he has grown as a player, taking gigantic steps forward and becoming the jewel of the club’s academy. Last season, at just 17, he scored 13 goals in the 18 games he played for the club’s B team in the fifth tier of French football.  Few times has a player passed from anonymity to fame so quickly. In hardly 20 matches as a professional footballer, Ousmane Dembele has become, completely on merit, one of the stars to follow in Ligue 1 thanks to the nine goals and three assists since his debut.  Those who have seen Dembele regularly say he has a little bit of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar about him. He has the Portuguese’s speed and a similar finishing style. From the Brazilian, he has the ability to beat a man with ease. Data to hand, he now has the most dribbles in Europe’s top five leagues – ahead of Hatem Ben Arfa and Neymar. His 12 goals, meanwhile, situate him as the top scorer of players under the age of 21, too, with one more than Sporting’s Paraguay forward Tony Sanabria.  12/05/2016 Upd. at 16:03 We’re talking about a left-footed player, but one that can play on either flank. If he’s on the right, he’ll look to cut in on his left and shoot, akin to the style of Arjen Robben. In any case, his versatility in attack is a quality to keep in mind. He has a lot of potential, but he needs a lot of minutes to consolidate his play and to continue learning.. For the moment he is doing that at Rennes. Next season? Borussia Dortmund.last_img read more

first_img He added: “Coutinho is a player I have always thought is special — but under Klopp he has gone up another level. On form there are not any better midfield players in Europe. “He has always shown quality but now he is consistently playing well and that is good news for Liverpool if they want to really challenge for the title.” “There are not many players that can improve Barcelona, but if you are asking me if he is one of them, on this form, I think he is,” the former Spain international told Goal.  “Technically he is very good. He would suit Barcelona’s philosophy well. When you play at the level he is there is always going to be talk, but for now he needs to ignore all that and stay focused, because I think Liverpool have a real chance this season.” CET Xavi feels the 24-year-old, who spent time with Barcelona-based Espanyol in 2012, has come on leaps and bounds since Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp as their new manager last season. center_img Xavi, who left Barça in 2015 to move to Qatar, was commenting on the recent speculation that the Blaugrana are interested in signing Coutinho, who has a great friendship with both Neymar and Luis Suarez already.   Upd. at 18:02 16/11/2016 Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has laid the foundations for Philippe Coutinho to move to the Catalan club by saying the Liverpool star is one of few players who could improve Luis Enrique’s squad. last_img read more

first_img “I am excited and passionate about what the future holds for us and look forward to meeting the players and beginning our preparation for the new season.” His first role on his onw was short-lived at Valencia and he built his reputation back in Argentina with Estudiantes and Independiente.  Upd. at 19:18 The Argentine joins the club from Alaves, who he left at the end of the season after a ninth-placed finish in La Liga and a run to the Copa del Rey final.   Pellegrino, nuevo técnico del Southampton 23/06/2017 IN SPORT.ES EFEcenter_img Southampton have confirmed the appointment of Mauricio Pellegrino as their new coach on a three-year deal.  “I think my philosophy and the culture of the club will work well together. We have to be a team on and off the pitch; I want to make the supporters proud of the players and to feel part of the game every week. I want to win matches, be successful and develop a team spirit where everyone gives 100 per cent and supports each other. Following Alaves’ prmotion to La Liga last summer he was installed as the Basque side’s boss and left in May after an impressive season at the helm. CEST Pellegrino previously worked in England at Rafa Benitez’s assistanct at Liverpool and followed the Spanish coach to Inter Milan in 2010.  “I am really happy to become the new coach of Southampton Football Club,” he told the club’s official website. “The club has a great reputation for having a strong and stable structure, competing in the Premier League and playing attractive football.last_img read more

first_img 16/09/2017 Upd. on 17/09/2017 at 18:03 CEST RELATED STORIES Atletico Madrid 1-0 Malaga: Griezmann nets first Wanda Metropolitano goal “Without me they beat Las Palmas and had a good game in Valencia and drew. This is more than a team,” said Griezmann. “The important thing was to get all three points. Here, at home, in the new stadium where we hope to get many more.” Griezmann: “Este es el mejor estadio” EFE/Sport ENcenter_img “The people had a lot of enthusiasm and I hope after this a lot more triumphs will come,” said Griezmann. “I had enthusiasm to return, to work and run for the team. We are getting our rhythm bit by bit,” added the forward.  IN SPORT.ES “This is the best stadium. Not just because it’s from my team, it’s the best stadium. We trained Thursday here, but without the public, who are player No 12. I hope that the people push us on,” he told beIN Sports. Atlético Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann, scorer of the first goal at the Wanda Metropolitano, spoke after his side’s 1-0 win. This is how the Wanda Metropolitano was inauguratedlast_img read more

first_img IN SPORT.ES Among those that shared the post on social media were Rui Patrício, William Carvalho, Battaglia, Doumbia and Coentrao. Upd. at 15:46 Sporting Lisbon have ordered Fabio Coentrao to return to Real Madrid “immediately” as their president Bruno de Carvalho suspended another 18 players.  Coentrao será devuelto “de inmediato” al Madrid EFE The whole saga has been played out on social media and, according A Bola, Contreao has been “immediately released” and “given orders to go straight back to the Spanish capital.”  De Carvalho openly criticised the players, singling out defenders Jeremy Mathieu and Sebastian Coates for their mistakes which led to goals. center_img 07/04/2018 The fallout comes following the Portuguese side’s 2-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League on Thursday.  Later, the players all posted replies on social media complaining at the lack of support from the top of the club, which led to De Carvalho taking more extreme actions.  CEST De Carvalho responded on Facebook by saying: “All the players who wrote the message cited below are suspended with immediate effect and will face disciplinary procedures… These spoiled children think they’ll go far, but this time my patience has worn out for those who think they are above the club and any criticism.” Sporting are expected to field their B team when they face Alvalade this weekend.last_img read more

first_img Mirror: Manchester United join the hunt for PSG’s Adrien Rabiot Upd. at 13:33 Solskjaer: “No puedo hacer nada con Alexis Sánchez” RELATED STORIES Martí Pueyo 13/02/2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he can’t do anything about Alexis Sanchez’s poor form at Manchester United.  “I’m not the one,” the coach said. “I can’t do anything about Alexis Sanchez. When he plays he needs to find himself because we know there’s a quality player there.”center_img United signed Alexis from Arsenal last January but he’s not impressed in Manchester and could be moved on the summer unless there’s a dramatic rival between now and the end of the season.  CET IN SPORT.ES Solskjaer, who brought Alexis and Juan Mata on for the injured Jesse Lingard and Antony Martial, says it’s up to the player himself to re-find his form.  L’Equipé: Rabiot won’t travel to Manchester for Champions League match The Chilean came on as a half time substitute in United’s 2-0 loss at Old Trafford against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday but had no impact. last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement 5ma20hjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8vlbiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ergi( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) trwgWould you ever consider trying this?😱6e64Can your students do this? 🌚1zpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Heartbroken Japanese fans tidy the stadium despite being knocked out of this year’s World Cup. Photo Credits: Getty ImagesThe Blue Samurais and the Red Devils were involved in a thrilling match against each other yesterday in Rostov with each vying for a spot in the quarter-finals. Japan were taking a two-goal lead but were soon undone by a great comeback from Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli as they all netted in the final 20 minutes.Advertisement With such an outcome, the Japanese players and their supporters in the stadium were heartbroken and shocked as they all were hopeful at one point of time in the game that they might reach the quarter-finals for the first time.Most of the Japanese players and the fans in the stadium were teary-eyed when the match was over but that did not stop them from cleaning up the Rostov Arena.Advertisement They made a name for themselves for their good manners when they cleaned up the stadium after they beat Colombia in the group-stages.The Japanese squad returned the favour by taking time to clean their dressing-room area and leaving it in impeccable condition.Advertisement They even left a note written in Cyrillic that simply read ‘Thank You’, ensuring that they leave the World Cup having won plenty admirers for their conduct both on and off the pitch.The “Twitterati” was visibly amazed and praised their actions as is evident by these tweets:Japan might have had their hopes crushed of facing Brazil in the quarter-finals at the last moment but an act of this nature is surely deserving of praise. Read also: FIFA World Cup 2018 : History beckons as Sweden and Switzerland battle it out for a place in the quarterfinals.   Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement diwi6nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs21f86Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecx1z( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4bemuWould you ever consider trying this?😱2kqnr9Can your students do this? 🌚bh9wRoller skating! 7u1See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See more6mjgBody tricks that only special people can do pt-142pfHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies34stfA visualization of how Karma works pjcvsPowered by Firework Advertisement Crown Jewel is possibly going to be regarded as the most controversial PPV ever hosted by WWE in their history. Despite the recent ongoings in Saudi Arabia, the event was given the green signal which led to John Cena and Daniel Bryan refusing to travel overseas amid the growing political tensions.Meanwhile, WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels will make his much anticipated in-ring return after an eight-year span as he reunites with Triple H to clash against familiar foes Kane and The Undertaker.Advertisement Following his successful title defence on SmackDown this past week, AJ Styles will renew his rivalry with Samoa Joe in the Middle East after viciously being attacked from behind by the Samoan assassin during his post-match celebration.Crown Jewel will be available as always on the WWE Network while Indian viewers can watch the show live on Sony Ten 1 in English and Sony Ten 3 in Hindi starting at 9:30 pm IST.Advertisement Here’s the complete match card for WWE Crown Jewel 2018:Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman for the Vacant Universal ChampionshipD-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs The Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker)The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) vs The New Day – Smackdown Tag Team Championship matchAJ Styles vs Samoa Joe for the WWE ChampionshipWWE World Cup Tournament – First RoundRAW Bracket: Seth Rollins vs Bobby LashleyKurt Angle vs Dolph ZigglerSmackDown Bracket: The Miz vs Jeff HardyRey Mysterio vs Randy OrtonWWE World Cup Final: Winner of RAW vs Winner of SmackDown Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has accelerated its focus towards creating a positive social impact in the ecosystem by building on its three-pillar framework;empowerment, education and environment. The organization believes that these 3 pillars allow for maximum impact on the lives of those it touches, by helping build a sustainable way of life.Advertisement SPN through its umbrella CSR campaign, ‘Ek India Happywala’ attempts to maintain a common thread of purpose underlying business verticals and brands within the network. N.P. Singh, MD & CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India: Advertisement “Sony Pictures Networks India is a purpose driven company. It is our constant endeavor to contribute to India’s development and sustainability agenda. In the current fiscal we chose initiatives which empowered people by educating and skilling them or by creating conducive and sustainable environments.”Advertisement  “I feel privileged to be a part of SPN’s commitment towards social impact. Over the next few years, we will drive our CSR agenda with more dedication and passion, aiming to continue the momentum of bringing about a lasting change for a better and happier India.”Projects:SPN has undertaken the following CSR initiatives under the three pillars, empowerment, education and environment in the current fiscal:Empowerment:India Vision Foundation – ‘The Dhun Project’ – Music training to prison inmates to enable them to earn a living after their prison term is overCricket Association for the Blind Maharashtra – Supporting the association to organize tournaments, trainings, learning sessions for the blind cricketers of Maharashtra including women and childrenNational Inclusion Cup – Social Development through Football by empowering youth from underserved communities in association with Krida Vikas Sanstha (Slum Soccer)Go Sports – Supporting Para Champions, Rahul Dravid Mentorship and Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Program for improving standard of sports in IndiaLakshya Institute – Supporting budding athletes from economically weaker backgrounds in their sporting journey to reach international levelsEducation:India Vision Foundation – Residential school support to children of prison inmatesNanhi Kali – Providing academic and material support to girls from underprivileged communities in association with the KC Mahindra TrustSave The Children – Improving the quality of education in schools by building a child friendly environment using toons from the Sony YAY! Channel under YAY! Vidya program in association with Save the ChildrenSalaam Baalak Trust – Providing support in education, nutrition, health care and vocational training to street childrenConnected Technologies – Improving quality of education in Marathi medium BMC schools by use of enabling technology to create “smart” classroomsEnvironment:Naandi Foundation– Providing safe drinking water in villages in Maharashtra by building Community Water Centers at identified locationsLEAD India and Connected Technologies – Water Conservation workshops in schools in association with Sony YAY! and LEAD India and Connected TechnologiesWith an aim to empower the youth and pave the path for a better future of the prison inmates, SPN celebrated the fifth anniversary of its music channel, Sony MIX, by launching ‘The Dhun Project’ in partnership with India Vision Foundation. This facilitated the opening of music training centers across five large prisons in India (Gurugram, Kasna, Dasna, Rotak and Ambala). This initiative enabled over 500 prisoners to discover their talent and hone their music skills. Falling under the ‘empowerment’ pillar of SPNI’s CSR programme, the network stressed on using the powerful medium of music for rehabilitation of inmates, preparing them for a successful reintegration into society.To sustain the momentum of its CSR agenda based on sports, SPN partnered with Slum Soccer and sponsored the National Inclusion Cup (NIC). Through SPN’s constant support, the slum soccer teams were given top-notch training while the tournament garnered accolades reaching out to over 500 athletes. SPN also associated with the Cricket Association for the Blind of Maharashtra to empower this differently-abled section of the society. This association helped in catalyzing the cricketing prospects of 1000 young participants. SPN has supported 45 Para Champions and 117 athletes in their training and nutritional needs through its partnerships with Lakshya Institute and Go-Sports Foundation. Under its ‘environment’ pillar, SPN partnered with The Naandi Foundation to address the rising concern of potable drinking water by providing cost-efficient water purification services to the villagers. Through this alliance, Sony Pictures Networks India is setting up 30 community water centers across the state of Maharashtra in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Kolhapur, Solapur and Sangli. This project will strive to ensure each community water center is built using established and proven technologies, which are best suited to local water treatment in each of its geography of operations. The network has also initiated water conservation projects in various schools across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal and Maharashtra in partnership with Lead India and Connected Technologies, using children’s favourite toons from its kid’s channel Sony YAY!SPN is committed to supporting India’s social development agenda through its focus on various areas of social impact. All the initiatives work with the objective of empowering communities and building a better nation. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement zb5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4i0bejWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elnc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 53s52Would you ever consider trying this?😱cp7m3vCan your students do this? 🌚1eiRoller skating! Powered by Firework Cesc Fabregas played his last match for Chelsea on Saturday in the FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest. The 31 year old midfielder was not able to control his emotions when he was subbed off for the last time in Chelsea’s jersey. The Spanish midfielder won 2 Premier League titles with the Blues and his contribution in the both the title wins were phenomenal.Advertisement However, age is a big factor in this game. Under the management of Maurizio Sarri, Cesc Fabregas was not able to cement his position in the first team of the Blues. So, a move in this January window was looking inevitable.Advertisement Chelsea club management are trying to bring in Nicolo Barella from Cagliari with a huge bid of £45 million as the replacement of Cesc Fabregas. However, the Italian midfielder did not state anything clearly about his future. Barella told,“I have never given too much weight to compliments or criticism, I am not impervious, but I know that in this world nobody gives you anything,”Advertisement “The supporters? They say that they are very proud of my daughter, she is beautiful.“I understand that they love me, I feel like everybody’s son, it’s a really nice feeling.“I do not look at the money. If I change team in the future it will not be for the money, I will do it for ambition.“My future? At this moment I have no idea of what will happen.” Advertisementlast_img read more