In contrast, ‘low’ risk was attributed to almost every element of the Australia-New Zealand bid, indicating that it was deemed to be the safe choice. However, those evaluations will not necessarily be the guiding factor for the decision-makers. Who will make the decision?The hosts will be appointed after a vote of the members of the Fifa Council, which will meet on Thursday from 15:00 BST. The item is ninth of 10 listed on the agenda for the meeting, which will be held online, and each member’s vote will be made public.
That meant another appearance in the starting 11 for Christian Eriksen, despite the midfielder, out of contract at the end of season, being linked with a January move to Inter Milan. Eriksen, who has been with Spurs since 2013, had a chance to score after flicking the ball over the head of an opponent and being fouled - driving the resulting free-kick low and seeing it saved by Mejias. He should have also been put through on goal, but team-mate Moura instead opted to shoot instead as Spurs counter-attacked and could only drag an effort wide.
The prize is not that somebody's going to clap you or you're going to get a standing ovation. The prize is the Premier League. That was West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic summing up Wednesday's crucial final round of Championship matches. After 45 games and almost 12 months of a season interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, almost everything in English football's second tier is still to be decided.
Maurizio Sarri rested forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored in 10 consecutive Serie A matches, and his gamble paid off as Juve eased to a win that moved them up to 57 points. However, Inter Milan will push Juve into second place on goal difference if they beat third-placed Lazio later on Sunday. Sarri came in for criticism after a shock 2-1 defeat by Hellas Verona last weekend saw his side lose the Serie A lead to Inter, but they were rarely tested by relegation-battling Brescia at the Allianz Stadium.
Though Liverpool maintain an eight point lead, as the Foxes stretch ahead of the pack who had been biting at their heels, surely Leicester seem the main threat to their title challenge. Perhaps it will be the Boxing Day Clash between the top two teams that decides the fate of this season? Leicester City's Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans (centre right) celebrates with teammates after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Leicester at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England onGetty Images MAN OF THE MATCH - Jamie Vardy Iheanacho deserves a mention as the two strikers linked up well today, establishing a clear partnership.
Cerro Porteno have had a good start so far in 2020 with a 3-1-1 record and already held Universitario to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Peru. At home Cerro Porteno have scored 6 goals so far in the 2 games this year and in the Copa Libertadores they have a strong 6-2-1 record in the last 9 home games.
As always, the health and safety of our players, staff and fantastic supporters remains the priority at all times. Bristol City manager Tanya Oxtoby added: \"The safety of the players, staff and public is the most important thing and, while it's disappointing that we cannot finish our eight remaining games, we appreciate that a decision has now been made. Crystal Palace, who were eighth in the 11-team Championship, posted on Twitter: \"Obviously a disappointing end to the season but the safety of our players and staff is paramount.
Post updateFoul by Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace). Post updateAttempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick. Post updateMarcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing. Post updateFoul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace). Post updateAttempt missed.
F. C. Porto and Benfica were considering a similar reduction in players' wages this week, local press reported, but have not yet announced an agreement. All matches in the country's Primeira Liga were suspended indefinitely on 12 March. With 10 matches still to play this season, Sporting are in fourth place.
United stunned City in an impressive 2-1 league victory last month at the Etihad Stadium, just three days after they edged Tottenham Hotspur by the same scoreline. Solskjaer said those performances are now a benchmark for his United squad. We've got to aim for performances like that,\" he said. But every game lives its own life and when you get highs like that, I'm sure they will look back on it and say, 'that's the Man United we want to see'.
The Potters play host to Sheffield Wednesday, who are currently third in the Championship. Garry Monk has his Owls flying high, but can he inspire them to another victory? While this looks like a complete mismatch on paper, oddly the bookies think that Stoke are the favourites for the points in this clash.
For me football is an easy target sometimes,\" he told Sky Sports on Tuesday. It's unfair to call on any individual or footballers. I know players do a great amount of work in the community and players are doing a lot to help this situation. Discussions are taking place between players and clubs, what kind of contribution they'll make.
Meanwhile, Santos are also a highly expansive and entertaining side but are also one of the strongest teams in the country. Indeed, Peixe have put in a good campaign under Jorge Sampaoli and come into this game in 2nd place and already assured of their place in the group phase of next year's Copa Libertadores.
Hibernian's home shirt will bear the message \"Thank you NHS\" next season. The kit - on sale in July - is part of the club's drive to raise a six-figure sum for NHS charities and recognise the \"heroic\" efforts of health staff during the coronavirus crisis. Fans will be asked to pay £5 to have the logo applied, with profits going to Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation. Hibs' first home Scottish Premiership game will be \"Thank You NHS Day\" with hundreds of health workers as guests.
From there, I went on to playing football in the parks, and just getting stuck in during games with boys. I remember one day in Regent's Park a guy walked up to me and said 'I'm a scout for Queen's Park Rangers, I've just watched you play football and I think you'd be really good - come down to a training session and see how you get on'. I was like 'wow' so suddenly I found myself in a training session for QPR girls' under-15s, or whatever, and then I was in the team, so it was training Wednesday and then game Sunday.
Harvey Barnes of Leicester City celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Aston VillaGetty Images Matchcast: Full match stats and commentary PLAYER RATINGS Leicester: Schmeichel 6, Evans 6, Soyuncu 6, Justin 7, Ndidi 6, Praet 6, Maddison 7, Barnes 8, Albrighton 7, Iheanacho 6.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed his leadership qualities and called him 'almost undroppable' afterwards, and I can see why. After United's win over Tottenham, Solskjaer spoke about McTominay and said \"he wants to be the best player he can be. That is the kind of player I want at this club. He would have suited my squad when I played. He would have fitted right in\"McTominay has been so reliable for him, in what has become a problem area in his team, and United will need his discipline and organisation in the middle if they are to keep City quiet.
On-loan Wigan goalkeeper Evans then produced several more good saves as Keith Curle's side pushed for an equaliser, before Thomas slotted in a close-range rebound to double Cheltenham's advantage four minutes from time. A small number of fans were seen trying to watch the match from a vantage point on a grass bank just outside the stadium, with no supporters allowed inside the ground on what was the first night of English Football League action since March's suspension of fixtures.
They've only won the first leg in two of their previous 14 League Cup semi-finals (W2 D7 L5). Brendan Rodgers has progressed from his last 30 domestic cup ties with Liverpool, Celtic and Leicester - the last team to beat Rodgers was Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final in 2014-15, when he was Liverpool manager. Aston Villa have scored 16 goals in the League Cup this season, six more than any other team.
When you are managing 25 footballers and other people who you are in contact with every day, it is about finding the right words for everyone, telling them the truth. You have to say the bad things as well. Gattuso was also grateful to Ancelotti, who was sacked immediately after Napoli beat Genk to reach the last 16.
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