Day: November 16, 2019

Honda Civic engine details, fuel efficiency figures out

first_imgHonda Cars India is all set to introduce the tenth-generation Civic in India. Speculations are rife that the launch may take place towards the end of this month or at the beginning of March. However, nothing is official yet. The car is expected to take on the likes of Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.Ahead of the car’s much-awaited launch, its engine details and mileage figures are out. The all-new Honda Civic will be available in India in both petrol and diesel motors. The car will get a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol engine producing 141 PS of power at 6,500 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. It will be mated to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). There will also be a 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel powertrain churning out 120 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. This engine will get a six-speed manual transmission.As regards the fuel efficiency of Honda Civic, the company is claiming that the petrol variant will return a mileage figure of 16.5 kmpl, while the diesel one will be good for 26.8 kmpl. The tenth-generation car will have a length and width of 4,656 mm and 1,799 mm, respectively. It will be 1,433 high and have a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. It gets a 47-litre fuel tank and a 430-litre boot. The kerb weight of the petrol variant is 1,300 kg, while the diesel one will weigh 1,353 kg. Honda Civic will have 17-inch alloy wheels with discs, both at the front and rear.It is being speculated that Honda Civic will be priced in India between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). While Octavia is priced between Rs 15.99 lakh and Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Corolla Altis ranges between Rs 16.45 lakh and Rs 20.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Elantra is priced between Rs 13.81 lakh and Rs 20.04 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).advertisementIt has been a busy year for Honda Cars India. While the company has discontinued the production of hatchback Brio, it has recently introduced exclusive editions of compact sedan Amaze, premium hatchback Jazz and compact sports utility vehicle WR-V.ALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: A detailed comparison between their technical specificationsALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300: Ahead of its launch on February 14, everything you need to knowALSO READ | Kawasaki Versys 1000 introduced in India, priced at Rs 10.69 lakhlast_img read more

Jofra Archer shines as England beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in only T20I

first_imgEngland timed their run chase to perfection to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in their one-off Twenty20 international on Sunday.Solid batting from skipper Eoin Morgan (57 not out), Joe Root (47) and James Vince (36) saw England chase down Pakistan’s 173-6 with four balls to spare, finishing on 175-3. Morgan wrapped up the victory with a straight six off Pakistan paceman Faheem Ashraf.Jofra Archer gave another glimpse of his bowling potential for England by taking 2-29 after Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat.In responding to Pakistan’s total, Ben Duckett fell for 9 on his return to England colors for the first time since November 2016.But Vince and Root played some sumptuous strokes to keep up with the rate, before umpire Alex Wharf judged that Vince had feathered a delivery from Imad Wasim down the legside, a decision that was upheld on review.Morgan took 14 runs off three successive balls from Faheem as England pressed home its advantage.Babar Azam led Pakistan with 65 – before being run out by Archer – while Haris Sohail added 50 as the pair put on a 103-run partnership for the third wicket.Also See:last_img read more

BCCI sends Indian Cricketers Association for registration

first_imgThe much-awaited players’ association of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to be called the Indian Cricketers Association and should be in place in the next two to three weeks.The name has already been referred for registration and the body is set to come into existence before the next annual general meeting (AGM) of the cricket board.Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI functionary said that things were under process and it should be a matter of a couple of weeks before Indian cricket has its players’ association as per the diktat of the Lodha panel.”Indian Cricketers Association is the name and it has been sent for registration. Once that is through, all the processes will start. We must have the players’ association before the next AGM of the BCCI. It will be a sub-committee,” the functionary explained.Commenting on the role of the players’ association, the functionary said: “Two people from the players’ association will be nominated for the apex council. It will be completely different from the technical committee of the BCCI. The names for the executive committee will come in only after the states register their constitution and conduct their elections.”The official said that all decisions regarding the composition of the players’ association will be taken by the steering committee which consists of Kapil Dev, Bharath Reddy, Anshuman Gaekwad and former India women’s team captain Shantha Rangaswamy.”The number of players who will be part of the executive committee and their scope of work will be decided by the four members along with convenor G.K. Pillai. They also have a legal advisor in Nandan Kamath,” the functionary explained.advertisementNoting on the need to have a players’ association, the Lodha panel had said: “There shall be a Cricket Players’ Association affording membership to all international and most first class men and women retired cricketers. This Association shall discharge assigned functions with the financial support of the BCCI. It shall be brought into existence by an independent steering committee.”A senior BCCI executive though said that a couple of things needed to be kept in mind with regards to the formation of the sub-committee. “The real concern here is that this process has been limited to a very small group of people and this may give them a first mover advantage over the other ex-players in making it to the BCCI’s apex council. Therefore the ones involved in the process must on all fairness cool off before participating in elections. There also seems to be no check on people suspected of or punished for immoral conduct and anti-corruption violations,” the executive pointed.Also Read | First in Indian Cricket: Women state captains to have voice at BCCI Conclavelast_img read more

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif to host a segment during IPL 2019 final

first_imgIn a first, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will be hosting a special segment during the final match of Indian Premier League this year. The two actors will be promoting their upcoming film Bharat at the cricketing extravaganza. Apart from hosting a segment, the actors will appear in various promos during the live telecast of the final match which will be held on May 12.But Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will not go on the field to host the segment due to security reasons. Rather the actors will shoot the show inside a studio.A source close to the development told an entertainment portal, “IPL is one of the biggest and most expensive cricket shows and the final gets maximum eyeballs. The producers of Bharat, Atul Agnihotri and Nikhil Namit have come up with a brilliant IPL-integration marketing scheme. Instead of going on the field, they will be seen live at a studio, as going on the field would have become a security issue.” Instead of the usual events and promotions they are trying a different strategy. The source added, “Salman and Katrina will host a segment together in the IPL and Salman has already shot for the main ad which will be shown on Star Sports network over the weekend. One more ad featuring kids and Bharat will also be aired. Apparently, the ads were shot keeping Bharat as the theme and have a powerful message. Right now, the channel and everyone associated with it has been instructed to be tight-lipped about it till the promo is aired.”advertisementNikhil Namit told the portal, “Yes, Salman and Katrina will host the show live and it’s an unusual strategy implemented by team Bharat. It’s like our strategy of having the Bharat trailer attached with Avengers: Endgame, the biggest Hollywood film, to get maximum eyeballs to watch our film. It worked and now the next step is television and what can be bigger than the IPL? We don’t want to go the usual route of promoting Bharat through the usual publicity and marketing methods. Integrating IPL, which garners millions of viewers, with Bharat is an exciting way to promote the movie.”Watch the official trailer of Bharat:ALSO READ | Producer Atul Agnihotri on Salman Khan’s Bharat clashing with India’s World Cup: It will be fineALSO READ | Salman Khan’s Bharat had 120 artists recreating 1960s circus. Watch new videoALSO READ | After Bharat, Salman Khan to play a detective in Atul Agnihotri’s next filmALSO WATCH | Katrina Kaif talks about her experience being a superstarlast_img read more

Tiger Woods sued after employee dies in car crash

first_imgThe family of a US man who was employed at a restaurant owned by Tiger Woods, has sued the ace golfer, his girlfriend and his company, saying they should have prevented him from drinking too much and driving to his death.Nicholas Immesberger, 24, died on December 10, 2018 near the community of Port Salerno — about 20 miles from The Woods Jupiter restaurant and bar, reports CNN.The lawsuit filed on Monday blames Woods, who owns the restaurant where Immesberger worked as a bartender, and Erica Herman, who is listed in the complaint as the general manager of business and is Woods’ girlfriend, for wrongful death.The suit, brought by the victim’s parents, said Immesberger finished his shift at 3 p.m., sat at the bar drinking and died in a single-car accident about 6 p.m.The civil complaint says Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of .256, three times the legal limit. A police report has said that he was driving an estimated 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.The suit alleges employees knew Immesberger attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and had another alcohol-related crash in November.It also said that Woods and Herman knew of his addiction but were drinking with Immesberger a few nights before the fatal crash.Immesberger’s parents will speak to the media on Tuesday, CNN quoted a public relations firm as saying on Monday.Woods is playing in the PGA Championship, one of golf’s major events, this week and is scheduled to be part of a tournament news conference on Tuesday morning.advertisementAlso Read | Tiger Woods accepts Presidential Medal of Freedom at White Houselast_img read more

This day that year: When Kapil’s Devils created glory at 1983 World Cup

first_imgIn an interview to India Today, legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev had said the West Indies had more Champagne at the mid-innings break of the 1983 World Cup final than India. Kapil’s men had posted a below-par total of 183 in the big final on June 25, 1983 at the Lord’s, London.It seemed India’s fairytale run in the World Cup would come to an end. The West Indies were set for a third straight title. Clive Llyod’s side had superstars who, on their day, could just blow away the challenge of chasing 184. But June 25, 1983 wasn’t their day. It was the day that arguably changed Indian cricket forever.Gordon Greenidge fails. Sir Vivian Richards walks in with the swagger that is known for. The gum-chewing slayer gets on with his innings and hits a flurry of boundaries.Madan Lal is under the pump but he isn’t willing to go away. He goes to skipper Kapil Dev and asks for the ball. Lal cramps Richards for room but the batting great tries to pull one into the stands. Instead, the ball balloons up and Kapil Dev takes a breathtaking catch to send the West Indies star walking back to the hut.Once Vivian Richards was dismissed, Indians had their tails up. Clive Lloyd fell to Roger Binny without troubling the scorers much. Jeff Dujon and Malcolm Marshall tried to revive the chase with a 43-run stand for the 7th wicket but Mohinder Amarnath stepped into action and removed both of them in quick succession.Amarnath dealt the final blow and sealed India’s historic win by trapping Michael Holding in front. West Indies were bowled out for 140. Their World Cup-winning streak was broken. Cricket had its new world champions!advertisement The scenes at Lord’s after India’s 1983 World Cup final triumph (Getty Images)From rank outsiders to world champions: ‘Weren’t silly thinking we would win’India were rank outsiders. London bookies offering 50:1 odds against them. In fact, many of the members of the World Cup-winning team in 1983 had planned for trips to the United States after the World Cup. All those plans had to be postponed, considering India’s success in the tournament.Speaking to India Today at Salaam Cricket 2019, batting great Sunil Gavaskar had clarified on the US trip rumours. Gavaskar added that India weren’t pessimistic about their chances but weren’t too “silly” to think they would go on to win the World Cup in 1983.”Our turnaround in the whole format started when we went to Australia in 1980 where we played 10 ODI games. That’s the first time we started to take ODI cricket seriously. Earlier on, we just went in like a Sunday game. This time there were prizes at the end. There was a trophy to be won as well. Earlier on, there was nothing to be won. Then we came to the West Indies in 1983 and we beat them in a match in Guyana,” Gavaskar added.”We weren’t silly by thinking we would win it. But we weren’t pessimistic.”36 years hence, India have another World Cup in their cabinet. Virat Kohli is now leading a young side that is bidding to bring home the country’s third World Cup trophy. In, 2011, India showcased that they are the new powerhouses of world cricket as an MS Dhoni-led side steamrolled oppositions on their way to World Cup glory.It is safe to say the image of Kapil Dev lifting the World Cup trophy at the Lord’s balcony changed the dynamics of world cricket. It inspired a million, including the greatest batsman to have ever graced planet Earth.Clive Llyod had got it right after the 1983 World Cup. Speaking on India’s win, the West Indies great had said: “Indian cricket has arrived. And it’s here to stay.”. Indeed, it did.Also Read | 1983 – Indira Gandhi declares public holiday after India create historyAlso Read | 1983 World Cup: Miracle at Lord’sAlso See:last_img read more

Oklahoma State’s snap speed progression since Gundy took over

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIMike Gundy said it at media days:“We want to play as fast as possible”Tracy Moore said it earlier this spring:“I’m not going to lie. It’s a lot faster than when Coach (Dana) Holgorsen was here.”Parker Graham said it, too:“Oh my Gosh, it’s even faster than the last one, if that’s even possible.”Everything we’ve heard since the curtain closed on that whatever that thing was at the Cotton Bowl in January has pointed towards OSU going even faster than before. Gundy even riffed on a no-huddle wishbone O at media days, which sounds just…insane.The point remains though, OSU will continue to test the limits of speed — and now the Big 12 is trying to help them out.I wanted to look at how fast this thing could go. How far we’ve come since Gundy took over and who else is testing the dexterity of the people in charge of play clocks all over the country.First, how far OSU has come. The numbers I’m about to throw at you are simply this: total time of possession on offense divided by total plays. Passing teams are sometimes helped by this because the play clock stops for them on incompletions…though if you’re throwing that many incomplete passes, you likely have bigger issues.The reason the numbers might seem inflated is because a team holds the ball for a while when it punts, has turnovers, and commits penalties. I didn’t include these as offensive “plays” because, well, those are all things that slow an offense down and I don’t feel like they should be added to artificially enhance these numbers.Here are OSU’s numbers:Total time/total plays2005: 24 seconds per play2006: 26 seconds per play2007: 23 seconds per play2008: 26 seconds per play2009: 28 seconds per play2010: 22 seconds per play2011: 20 seconds per play2012: 21 seconds per playPretty interesting, right? That 28 to 22 drop you see in 2010 is D-A-N-A. Also, the 2011 team was insane. So good, so fast, so disciplined. Just a machine.And I think that 2005 team was fast because it just scripted three plays at a time then punted. Not much to think about there…that 2009 team was slow because Zac was tired of getting murdered every time he snapped the ball.Now how do these rank nationally?Here those numbers from the last six years:10 fastest teams2012 Houston: 18.1 seconds2012 Marshall: 18.7 seconds2012 La. Tech: 19.1 seconds2012 Arizona: 19.4 seconds2009 Houston[1. Dana.]: 19.6 seconds2011 Middle Tennessee: 19.8 seconds2012 Baylor: 19.9 seconds2011 Houston: 20.2 seconds2012 Indiana: 20.4 seconds2008 Oregon: 20.5 secondsOkahoma State’s six teams rank 15th, 19th, 41st, 106th, 432nd, 567th (out of 723 teams).Only seven teams (again, out of 723!) have ever broken the 20-second mark so I would think that’s the goal for OSU. And with that eighth referee added I think they could get it this year.The five slowest2012 New Mexico: 31 seconds2011 Temple: 31 seconds2008 Northern Illinois: 31 seconds2012 Auburn: 31 seconds2010 UCF: 31 secondsOh, Auburn. That was a clinic in why you don’t hire Iowa State coaches who can’t win at Iowa State.Other notes:• 2010 OU was the only team to run over 1,200 plays (1,210).• UTSA only ran 680 plays in 2012. OSU will reach that by the end of October this year.• The only team to have the ball for fewer than 300 minutes in a season was Houston in 2012 (the fastest team of the era).OSU has been really good in this area and is getting better. In and of itself snap speed doesn’t do much, but when you combine it with a “we know exactly what we’re going to do on every play” attitude, well, you have something.One of the biggest things I’m worried about this year is Yurcich’s ability to pull the trigger quickly on plays like Monk and Dana were able to — those dudes lived to call the right play at the right time and it’s one thing that made the Pokes great over the last three years.Check out our full 2013 OSU football preview here.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

The Winners and Losers of Fall Camp

first_imgHe’s got a group full of studs, and for that, he’s an honorable mention winner.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Training camp has come to a conclusion and football season is staring us right in the eyes. Before we start, however, let’s take a stroll down the short term memory lane and sort out who the winners, losers, and others were from fall training camp.WinnersThe running backsA group that received some criticism last year has been bolstered by the addition of both young and old blood. Barry J. Sanders has stepped in and, by all accounts, should prove to be a reliable option out of the backfield. He’s more than just an extra dude at the position, and that’s excellent news for a group that desperately needed an extra guy to count on. The young blood of the group, Justice Hill, is a recent emerger who at this point is chalked in as a *maybe* could play. But I’d be surprised to see him redshirt. He should be ready to play early, and that’s a pleasant, welcome surprise for OSU coaches. (P.S.: Told you so?)Walk-OnsA year ago, it was walk-on tailback Raymond Taylor who came on strong and was a reliable ball carrier for OSU as a walk-on. And this year, the walk-on tradition shall possibly continue. Taylor Cornelius is in line to become QB2, and freshman wide receiver Obi Obialo is apparently the next Marcell Ateman that everyone overlooked because of a dislocated ankle his senior year. Gundy magic!Mike Gundy’s Hair StylistMike Gundy’s hair stylist is probably on a beach in Cabo enjoying the royalties from this beautiful masterpiece.[@AustinChadwick][@AustinChadwick]LosersCornerbacksThe starting group of cornerbacks is fantastic with Ramon Richards and Ashton Lampkin the presumed starters. But beyond that, the depth seems to take a considerable hit. Fortunately, Lenzy Pipkins is in line to become another successful grad transfer under Mike Gundy. But beyond that, it doesn’t sound like many guys are proving themselves to become the next legitimate option. Guys like Madre Harper, Bryce Balous, Rodarius Williams, and Darius Curry will all get their shot. There’s definitely talent and upside to each, but which one will it be? Fall camp is supposed to sort that question out, but it seems to have only complicated things.Marcell AtemanNo, I’m not calling Ateman a loser. But Pro Football Focus grades him as one of the top 30 returning receivers in the nation from last year, alongside his running mate James Washington. He was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch list in the preseason, but now is sidelined until October thanks to a broken foot. That’s unfortunate news for a guy who is entering his senior year and probably would like to take his talents to the NFL after this season.DrawsThe Offensive LineI struggled writing this in lower caps, but the amount of information and detail surrounding the offensive line is maddening. It’s looking like Marcus Keyes will assume duties at left guard, while junior college transfer Larry Williams will take over right guard. But as far as improvement — does anyone actually know? Last year we thought it would be improved, but it actually got worse. Until we see something tangibly better on the field, I’ll chalk this up to a draw.Jason McEndooThe second year coach from Montana State was able to make a marked improvement last year, helping Blake Jarwin take home All-Big 12 honors as a junior. And now he has Jarwin in the fold again, with plenty of young, ripe talent surrounding him. Former receivers turned cowboy backs Cole Neph and Keenen Brown should make for an upgrade in talent, too. If Brown can figure out how to block, he will be one I’m most intrigued by. He was a freak show coming out of high school at receiver, but one too many trips to Whataburger [Kidding!] helped create a position change that could pay dividends for both parties as early as this year. He’s a big target who is already a natural route runner, and could make Mr. McEndoo’s job a heck of a lot easier once he can put it together.Honorable MentionsKasey DunnWith the Coup De Boot landing Tyron Johnson over the weekend, Dunn is a big winner although he won’t see the fruits until 2017. Adding a five-star talent never hurts; Really, everyone wins in this one.Rennie ChildsChilds was No. 2 in the pecking order last year, but with the addition of Justice Hill and Barry Sanders, I have him sliding as far down as No. 5 on the depth chart. I’m not a coach, obviously, but if that happens, you’d have to feel bad for him — probably not exactly how he’d like to spend his last year on the field. Regardless, he seems to be sliding down past his No. 2 spot from last year. Seems like a loss no matter how you frame it.Depth on the D-LineThere’s so many legitimate contenders who could fill in with the first team that I’m glad Joe Bob is the one sorting out the depth chart and not me. It’s a good problem to have, however, and the defensive tackle position is three-deep with talent who can play. Also, I’ve procured exclusive footage of Joe Bob following a recent scrimmage:last_img read more

Madrid ease past Sociedad

first_imgReal Sociedad 1 Real Madrid 3: Mayoral and Bale crucial as Zidane’s men return to winning ways Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 04:43 18/9/2017 mayoral-cropped Getty Images Real Madrid returned to winning ways following successive LaLiga draws by beating Real Sociedad 3-1 at Anoeta on Sunday. Borja Mayoral and Gareth Bale did the damage as a depleted Real Madrid avoided dropping points for the third LaLiga game in a row by beating Real Sociedad 3-1 at Anoeta on Sunday in a commendable display.Madrid’s hosts went into the match having won all three of their previous league games, but Zinedine Zidane’s men rose to the challenge despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Karim Benzema, as Mayoral had a hand in the first two goals, before the under-fire Bale – who was otherwise quiet – wrapped things up.The reigning champions looked in fine shape right from the start against an in-form La Real and were fully deserving of the lead when Mayoral – making his first LaLiga start since this fixture in April 2016 – slammed home 19 minutes in. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Real Sociedad’s Kevin Rodrigues endured a turbulent half, as he initially levelled in 28th minute, before then seeing another effort hit the crossbar in a passage of play that ended with the left-back scoring an own goal following a swift Madrid break.Madrid were rather more willing to sit back and counter at the break and that worked brilliantly when Bale broke away to score their third goal just after the hour mark.La Real enjoyed plenty of possession towards the end and piled men forward in the hope of a late comeback, but the visitors produced a professional display and had little difficulty keeping their two-goal lead intact.6 – Gareth Bale has scored more goals as an away player at Anoeta than any other player in La Liga history. Dragon.— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 17, 2017Madrid were quick out of the blocks at Anoeta and Marco Asensio went close twice inside 16 minutes, seeing two efforts blocked after brilliant work by full-backs Dani Carvajal and Theo Hernandez.There was no stopping Mayoral in the 19th minute, though, as he slammed home from close range after Sergio Ramos had held the ball up brilliantly for the young striker.But La Real were level again soon after – Rodrigues meeting Odriozola’s deep right-wing cross with a left-footed volley that squirmed under Keylor Navas, who should have kept it out.The same combo caused havoc again in the 36th minute, but Rodrigues’ volley this time hit the floor and bounced up onto the crossbar.And Madrid marched straight up the other end to re-take the lead, as Mayoral rode one challenge, skipped past another on the halfway line and then beat Diego Llorente in the penalty area, allowing him to play a low ball into the danger zone for Rodrigues to accidentally put past his own goalkeeper.That feeling when you score your first official goal for #RealMadrid…:: @Mayoral_Borja ::— Real Madrid C.F.:: (@realmadriden) September 17, 2017The match was played with similar ferocity after the break and both sides had chances within six minutes of the restart – Llorente heading straight at Navas, before Mayoral stung the palms of Geronimo Rulli and then smashed the rebound into the side-netting.Rulli was powerless to resist in the 61st minute, however, as Bale charged on to Isco’s lofted pass over the defence, outpaced Rodrigues and then dinked a clever finish over the approaching goalkeeper.La Real’s need to push men forward left spaces at the back towards the end, and both Isco and substitute Lucas Vazquez went close – the former shooting just over from distance, before Rulli denied the Madrid winger.David Zurutuza should have at least made the ending a little tense for Madrid when he was played through on goal five minutes before the end, but Dani Carvajal made a vital last-ditch tackle and the away side ultimately crossed the line. Key Opta stats: – Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 73 games (all comps), equalling Pele’s Santos’ record between 1961 and 1963.- Borja Mayoral has scored his first goal for Real Madrid with his first shot on target (nine games played in all competitions). – Madrid have won their last 11 away games in La Liga, their best away streak in the competition. – Kevin Rodrigues is the first player to score a goal and an own goal in the same LaLiga game this season.   read morelast_img read more

Jorge joins Brazil squad

first_imgLigue 1 Monaco’s Jorge joins Brazil squad Goal Last updated 2 years ago 07:29 29/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Jorge Monaco Ligue 1 Bolivia v Brazil Brazil v Chile Brazil Bolivia Chile Monaco WC Qualification South America The former Flamengo left-back has been impressing in Ligue 1 this season and has been called up to replace the injured Filipe Luis next month Monaco left-back Jorge has been called into the Brazil squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.The 21-year-old former Flamengo youngster replaces Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis, who picked up a thigh muscle in his side’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.READ MORE: What did Tite learn from WCQ?  | Willian states Brazil case  | Tite explains Brazil squad “After contact with the medical department at Atletico Madrid, and with Filipe himself, we discovered it is the type of injury that requires a recovery period of at least 15 days,” said Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “We have decided to withdraw him from the squad and allow him to continue his recovery process from a distance.”New Brazil international Jorge Posted by Brasil Global Tour on Friday, September 29, 2017It is the second time Jorge has been called up by coach Tite, after appearing against Colombia in a January friendly restricted to domestic-based players shortly before leaving for France.The first members of the Brazil squad are due to convene on Sunday at the Selecao’s Granja Comary training complex to begin preparations for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.The already-qualified five-time world champions meet Bolivia in la Paz on October 5 before closing their campaign by hosting Chile on October 10.last_img read more