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La Liga: Zidane Speaks On Real Madrid Transfer Targets

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Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has revealed his plans for next season and the type of players he is interested in that will turn the club’s fortune around.

Real Madrid have endured a turbulent season in laliga and even in the champions league.

The Frenchman is the third coach that has been in charge of the team this season,  after Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari were sacked for poor performances.

Zidane, who won three champions league in a row with the team took over in March after resigning in May 2018.

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He is set to rebuild the team and the club has been linked with the likes of Hazard, Pogba, Mane but Zidane said he knows what he wants.

know exactly what I want,” Zidane said at a press conference.

“Nothing is ever concrete with these things, it’s just what you aim to do, your desire to change certain things, that’s all.

“We have talked about player profiles and that is clear in my head. We’ll see what we can do. What is certain is that there will be changes. You can never stand still.”

Zidane was again asked about the likelihood of Welshman Bale staying and offered no guarantees. “We have not talked about that and we’re not going to talk about that,” Zidane said.

“We are thinking about the game tomorrow and nothing else.”

Zidane will have Vinicius Junior at his disposal, whose breakthrough has been one of the only positives for Madrid this season, but who is yet to play under the Frenchman as he has been out since March with a knee injury.

Vinicius trained on Saturday with the first team and could be in contention to feature on Sunday, when Madrid host in-form Athletic Bilbao.

“I’m glad to see him with us but he has to go slowly,” Zidane said. “He has been out for two months so we have to be very careful with him. He has shown his quality and he is an exciting player for the future.”

Thibaut Courtois and Sergio Ramos are out of the match against Altletico Bilbao.

 

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All EPL New Rules For The 2019/2020 Season

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All EPL New Rules For The 2019/2020 Season

The International Football Association Board, IFAB, has affirmed English Premier League, EPL new rules and changes for the 2019/2020 season. The new principles would influence the Freekicks, Handball, Substitution, Drop ball and cards for coaches, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

The Video Aide Ref popularly known as VAR would so be implemented by next season in the English Premier League, EPL. The aforementioned areas where there would be new implementation would surely have a great effect in the league.

 

EPL New Rules Ahead 2019/2020 Season…

 

SUBSTITUTION

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The rule that would be implemented under this is that there would be no chance given to any players to waste time on the pitch anymore, as substituted players would have to leave the pitch at the closest side of the pitch and card may probably be awarded for wasting time.

PENALTY KICKS

The Goalkeepers would, therefore, have to have a foot put on the line and would not be allowed to touch the goal posts before the shoot out of the penalty kicks. In this manner, no Goalkeeper would be able to exploit any chance to avert an opportunity to lead.

COACHES CARDS

The coach would also have to be carded by the Referee in a similar as players were being carded during a match. Both yellow and red cards would also be applicable to coaches as well as starting from next season.

HANDBALLS

  • The goal would be denied if the ball actually strikes any player’s hand during the development to have a goal.
  • If any player should make any favourable moves in handling the ball outside the penalty kickbox, even if it regarded unintentional, freekicks would be awarded.
  • The IFAB dispose of ‘manufactured’ restarts if there be any drop balls.

The IFAB make it clear that:

“The current dropped ball procedure often leads to a ‘manufactured’ restart which is ‘exploited’ unfairly or an aggressive confrontation.

“Returning the ball to the team that last played it restores what was ‘lost’ when play was stopped, except in the penalty area where it is simpler to return the ball to the goalkeeper.

“To prevent that team gaining an unfair advantage, all players of both teams, except the player receiving the ball, must be at least 4m (4.5 yds) away.”

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VIDEO: AFCON Mascot pictures and full details

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AFCON 2019 Mascot

African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2019 organisers on Sunday shows the world the 2019 Mascot with video obtained by this online medium of Facebook

The video was posted on the official account of the football team of the continent a few hours ago as they unveil the 2019 AFCON Mascot in video on Youtube

The Organizing Committee of the 2019 African Cup of Nations has revealed the AFCON 2019 Mascot; The child “Tut” followed by the Pharaoh King Tutankhamun.

The competition for the AFCON 2019 is to start by June 21, about a month from today

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The competition will see 24 countries for the first time competing for the cup against

NIGERIA NEWS reports that Cameroon who was initially tipped to hold the competition lost it to Egypt as a result of lack of enough preparation when the supervision officers went for an inspection early January

Earlier, Eypyt and South Africa were considered for the competition but Mohammed Salah country won the bid

 

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