The Socceroos and Al Annabi had been scheduled to contest the tournament, due to be held in Argentina and Colombia in June and July, as invited guests of CONMEBOL. However, the postponement of the remainder of the second round of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) qualifying for the World Cup until June because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led both teams to pull out. Qatar, who announced their withdrawal on Tuesday, are competing in the qualifying process to secure a place in the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. They are top of Group E and will seal their spot if they win it. The Qatar Football Association has decided not to participate in the 2021 Copa America, which is scheduled to be hosted by Colombia and Argentina from June 11 to July 10 https://t.co/3NzeSGnF2N pic.twitter.com/Ylrf3108oB — Qatar Football Association (@QFA_EN) February 23, 2021 Australia are top of Group B and on course to qualify for the AFC Asian Cup and progress to the third round of the … [Read more...] about Australia, Qatar withdraw from 2021 Copa America
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They include -- two ISL outfits -- Sergio Lobera (Mumbai City FC Coach), Carles Cuadrat (Former Bengaluru FC Coach) -- and Osscar Bruzon (Bangladesh's Bashundhara Kings Coach and former SC de Goa & Mumbai FC coach). La Liga also extended their partnership with Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi, for a refreshed weekly digital series called 'Learn Spanish with La Liga and Instituto Cervantes'. The initiative aims to educate Indian fans about the Spanish language and football with content related to their favourite sport. The weekly video series will impart Spanish language bites to the Indian audience for eight weeks starting from February 27 and would be updated with fresh literature every Saturday at 5pm on both La Liga's and Instituto Cervantes official Facebook pages. To add a whole lot of excitement to the initiative, La Liga has integrated its recently launched La Liga QR Challenge with the campaign to teach Spanish to Indian fans. Attendees would get a chance to scan … [Read more...] about The La Liga connection in ISL
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus got back to winning ways by beating bottom club Crotone 3-0 in Serie A. Ronaldo could even have had a hat trick in the first half. Weston Mckennie sealed the result after the break. Juventus moved up to third on the table, eight points behind Serie A leader Inter Milan, having played a match less. It was Crotone’s fifth successive defeat and left it eight points from safety. Juventus was looking for a big win after a disappointing week. The Bianconeri lost at Porto 2-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday, days after losing at Napoli 1-0 in Serie A. Ronaldo hadn’t scored for Juventus since the start of the month. He came close on a couple of occasions before breaking the deadlock in the 38th minute when he headed in an Alex Sandro cross. Ronaldo doubled his tally in first-half stoppage time with another impressive header, this time from an Aaron Ramsey cross. The 36-year-old Ronaldo … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo scores brace in Juventus victory over Crotone
RAP couple Safaree and Erica Mena's rocky marriage appears to be reaching its end after he once again threatened to divorce his wife. In a since deleted tweet, rapper Safaree wrote, "marriage was 1 of my BIGGEST mistakes," he said and added he is "walking away before he ends up in jail." Who is Safaree? Safaree Samuels, born July 4, 1981, is a Jamaican-American rapper and television personality. Safaree, 39, started his music career in the early 2000s, as part of the group the Hoodstar. However, he became a household name as rapper Nicki Minaj 's boyfriend. In 2016, he joined the cast of VH1's reality series Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. The following year he moved back to New York City and joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: New York. In 2019, Safaree tied the knot with model Erica Mena, and shares a daughter with his wife, Safire Majesty Samuels. Who is Erica Mena? Born November 8, 1987, Mena is an American television personality and model. Mena, … [Read more...] about Are Safaree and Erica Mena getting divorced?
HAVING a big brother to fight your corner is no bad thing . . . in telly as well as real life. Just ask Jordan Banjo, who is replacing Gregg Wallace on BBC1’s Eat Well For Less? And it’s all thanks to Jordan’s older brother Ashley. I revealed earlier this month how the stand-in Britain’s Got Talent judge had screen-tested for the role alongside Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh . Ashley was offered the gig but his schedule didn’t match up to that set out by the show’s bosses, forcing him to pull out. So Ashley put in a good word for his little bro. A telly source said: “ Ashley was gutted he couldn’t take on Eat Well For Less?, as it’s a massive show. “But he told bosses about his brother Jordan and his amazing seven-stone weight loss. They got him in for a screen test and instantly loved him. “He’ll be appearing on the show alongside co-host Chris Bavin when filming begins this spring.” Jordan is no stranger to BBC primetime telly, although it has not … [Read more...] about Jordan Banjo to host of Eat Well For Less after his BGT judge brother Ashley turned it down