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Association locks Bernardo Silva for joke tweet
The fun went backwards!
Because he made fun of teammate and friend Benjamin Mendy (25) in a tweet, Bernardo Silva (25) now has to suspend a match.
On September 22, the Portuguese posted a children's photograph of Mendy and compared it to a dark-skinned ad figure of a Spanish chocolate peanut maker. Silva commented on the picture with "Guess who that is" and added two smiling smiles.
Both Silva and Mendy were able to enjoy the tweet. But the association saw a racist background and locked Citys midfielder for a game and condemned him in addition to a fine of 58,000 euros.
Coach Pep Guardiola will be without his protege in the top match against Chelsea after the international break.
Alexander Zverev defends itself against cheating allegations
Alexander Zverev (22) has defended himself after his second group match at the ATP Finals in London against emerging cheating allegations. A TV camera had captured on Wednesday evening in his 3-6, 2-6 defeat to the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, as he had squeezed with his hand in his sports bag for several seconds during a page break.
A discussion had then developed on social networks as to whether Zverev might have used a cell phone. Mobile phones and communications of any kind are prohibited during matches because they offer the possibility for illegal coaching. "My phone was in the locker room," Zverev said, "I'm not sure what they saw, but it could not have been my phone. Maybe a bottle. "
On Friday Zverev will fight against Russians Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal against Tsitsipas for the second semi-finalist of the group "Andre Agassi". Nadal prevailed on Wednesday against Medvedev with 6: 7 (3: 7), 6: 3, 7: 6 (7: 4).
Arsene Wenger takes over job at FIFA
With a job as coach at FC Bayern Munich, it did not work for Arsene Wenger (70). But only a week after the Bayern took distance from a commitment, the old master has found a new job.
As FIFA announced in a press release on Wednesday, the Frenchman will in future work for the World Association as "Director of Global Football Promotion".
"Arsene Wenger will be primarily responsible for overseeing and promoting the worldwide promotion and development of men's and women's football," FIFA defines the new field of activity of the former Arsenal coach.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino (49) welcomed Wenger personally in office. "With his vast knowledge and his huge enthusiasm for the different aspects of football, Arsene Wenger is one of the most prestigious personalities in football. I am very happy to have him in the team, "said the Swiss.
Wenger, who has been without coaching since his departure as Arsenal coach in the summer of 2018, had in the meantime made after the dismissal of Niko Kovac (48) hopes for the post as Bayern coach. CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (64) had spoken of a misunderstanding after Wenger had complained after the refusal of the record champion.
Barca star Ivan Rakitic criticizes reserve role
Ivan Rakitic has been a regular in Barcelona for the last few years. But since this season, the services of the Croatian national player are almost no longer in demand. Only once was Rakitic in the starting XI. Competing over the competition, the ex-Schalke played only 255 minutes of play. Too little for the demands of the midfielder.
Speaking to the station "Movistar" Rakitic expresses his displeasure and makes an interesting comparison: "How does my little daughter feel when you take a toy from her? Sad. That's what happens to me right now. They took the ball from me. That makes me sad, "says Rakitic.
His contract with the Catalans runs until 2021. Recently, however, there were always rumors about a farewell in winter. The "Mundo Deportivo wants to know of an interest of Juventus and Inter Milan.
Rakitic moved from Seville to Barcelona for 18 million euros in 2014. Since then he has won 16 titles nationally and internationally with the "Blaugrana". 2015 even the triple.
World Champion David Villa ends his career at the end of the year
Former World and European champion David Villa will end his successful football career in December following the current season of the Japanese J-League. That said the 37-year-old Spaniard, at Vissel Kobe teammate Lukas Podolski, at a press conference on Wednesday.
"I've been thinking about it for a long time. It is the result of conversations with family and friends. I wanted to determine my own career end, not to be forced to do so, "said the visibly emotional former international, with 59 goals in 98 internationals Spanish record scorer.
In 2008 he won with the Seleccion the European title, two years later the World Cup. At club level Villa also triumphed among others with the FC Barcelona in the Champions League (2011) and twice in the championship (2011, 2013).
The scorer remains the football but preserved. As an investor, he enters the Queensboro FC, a new franchise in New York, which will go from 2021 in the 2nd US League at the start. In the Big Apple Villa knows his way: Between 2014 and 2018 he played in Major League Soccer (MLS) at New York City FC.
Raymond Poulidor died at the age of 83 years
French cycling mourns one of its greatest heroes: Raymond Poulidor, the eternal runner-up of the Tour de France, died in the night of Wednesday around 2:00 am in his home town of Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat near Limoges. This confirmed his wife Gisele the news agency AFP.
Poulidor was 83 years old. At the beginning of October, he had been hospitalized for "great fatigue." Poulidor, who was only known in France as "Poupou," was on the podium of the Tour de France eight times between 1962 and 1976. He has never won the race, he also never touched the yellow jersey, yet he took the hearts of his compatriots by storm. He was almost more popular in the Grande Nation than the great Bernard Hinault.
Poulidor was despite his missing Tour victory a successful racer. He won Milan-San Remo, Paris-Nice or the Tour of Spain, in addition, the good time driver and outstanding climber get seven victories in tour stages between 1962 and 1974.
Nevertheless, Poulidor became a synonym for the tragic hero, for someone against whom everything was always conspiring. But also for someone who did not force happiness. Unforgettable is the Ellenbogenduell with his great rival, his much less popular compatriot Jacques Anquetil, at the Puy de Dome in the Massif Central during the tour in 1964.
Alexander Albon also in the Red Bull cockpit in 2020
The most coveted yet free cockpit for the Formula 1 season 2020 has been taken. Red Bull will continue to rely on Alexander Albon as second pilot alongside Max Verstappen next year. The team said on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Thai had replaced the Frenchman Pierre Gasly at Red Bull for the Belgian Grand Prix and has since convinced him.
The Formula 1 farewell to Nico Hulkenberg is as good as sealed. Gasly (23) retains the F1 in the Red Bull farm team Toro Rosso, to which he was recalled after a disappointing first half of the season. The second Toro Rosso cockpit will be filled by the Russian Daniil Kwjat, as in the current season.
"Alex did an extremely good job. He has finished in the top six for Red Bull in seven races – that speaks for itself, "said team boss Christian Horner:" Alex has proved he deserves to be Red Bull. He still has a lot of potential, and we look forward to seeing him alongside Max in 2020. "Albon was" happy "about the opportunity he had given him:" I have to thank you for your trust. "
The driver planning in the premier class are thus largely completed. Only the troubled tradition team Williams has not yet committed to a second driver alongside George Russell (England). Hulkenberg (Emmerich), whose contract expires at Renault, had a commitment to Williams himself excluded.
ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev beats Rafael Nadal
Germany's top player Alexander Zverev has set a big mark for the launch of his mission title defense at the ATP finals in London. Against Superstar Rafael Nadal sat the 22-year-old on Monday evening 6: 2, 6: 4 by. For Zverev it was the first victory in the sixth duel with the 19-time Grand Slam champion. Thus, Zverev has good chances of progressing on Wednesday and Friday before his next two matches against Greece's young star Stefanos Tsitsipas and Russian Daniil Medvedev. The two winners of the group "Andre Agassi" reach the semi-finals of the elite tournament of the eight best of the season.
Nadal, who had recently retired at the Masters in Paris with a stomach muscle injury before the semifinals, showed at the beginning at least physically no signs of weakness. The better start, however, caught Zverev, who served strong and after a break to 3: 2 settled. The first sentence was ultimately a clear matter for the German.
Also in the second round Zverev got a dream start and took Nadal directly from his service. Especially at their own serve the world ranking list acted extremely confidently, allowed to the end of a single break-ball and was allowed to cheer earned after 1:24 hours.
Last year, Zverev had triumphed as the third German after Boris Becker (thrice) and Michael Stich (1) at the event at the end of the year and won the biggest title of his career so far. This year he had to shiver after qualifying for a long season to qualify, but has shown in recent months, rising form.
Hasan Salihamidzic becomes sports director of FC Bayern
The supervisory board of FC Bayern wants to promote sports director Hasan Salihamidzic in the board of the football record champion. This was announced by the committee after its last meeting chaired by outgoing club president Uli Hoeneb on Monday evening. Accordingly, the club intends to appoint the Bosnian on July 1, 2020 in the Board.
Salihamidzic has done an excellent job since his appointment in the summer of 2017, the club said on its website. "This applies not only to the professional sector, in which he is largely responsible for the sporting success of recent years, but also for the field of youth and young talent in the youth development center of FC Bayern."
The 42-year-old came to Munich in July 2017 as a manager, where he was already active as a player. As sports director, he was often in criticism, among other things, because of the transfer policy. Hoeneb defended him energetically. On the board, Salihamidzic would have to work together with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and his designated successor, Oliver Kahn, who will join the board in January 2020.
Kai Havertz is out for qualifying games
National coach Joachim LOw has to cope after Marco Reus the next short-term failure.
Kai Havertz of the Bundesliga team Bayer Leverkusen falls for the home games against Belarus on Saturday in MOnchengladbach and against Northern Ireland three days later (20.45 clock / both RTL) in Frankfurt / Main because of a hamstring in the left thigh.
Bayer announced on Monday. Havertz had suffered the injury on Sunday at the game in Wolfsburg (2: 0). Previously, Marco Reus (problems in the ankle) had already canceled. The use of Niklas Stark (broken nose) is also questionable.
The Berlin defender got hit in the face against Leipzig and will probably have to wait for his debut in the national team.
Because of or after injury LOw had already renounce in the nomination on defensive chief Niklas Sule, Leroy Sane, Rio World Champion Julian Draxler, Antonio Rudiger, Thilo Kehrer, Marcel Halstenberg and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
In a victory against Belarus and simultaneous support of the Netherlands in parallel game in Northern Ireland, the DFB selection would have solved the EM ticket.
Ex-Gladbacher Michael Bradley is subject to Toronto in the MLS final
The Seattle Sounders have secured the title for the second time in Major League Soccer. Seattle won the reissue of the 2016 and 2017 finals against Toronto FC by former Gladbach player Michael Bradley (32) 3-1, replacing last year's winner Atlanta United with German Julian Gressel (25).
The final pairing has almost a tradition: In 2016, Seattle had secured the title by a 5: 4 on penalties against the Canadians. In turn, Bradley and Toronto prevailed through a 2-0 win in 2017. Seattle once again took revenge for the final defeat two years ago.
Kelvin Leerdam (57 '), Victor Rodriguez (76') and Raul Ruidiaz (90 ') scored their goals to repeat the 2016 triumph. Jozo Altidore scored the winning goal for Toronto (90' + 3 ').
On the way to the finals, Seattle threw Los Angeles FC, the best team in the preliminaries, out of the competition. Toronto with captain Bradley switched off in the second semifinal Gressels team. The extravagant star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (38) was eliminated with record champions Los Angeles Galaxy in the quarterfinals.
Fans attack team bus from Olympique Lyon
The team coach of the French football top division Olympique Lyon has been attacked by opposing fans with stones before the league match at Olympique Marseille on Sunday evening. The attack reportedly broke two windows of the bus.
The players and attendants got away with the horror. Although the Lyon Club tweeted that "the safety of the team was not always guaranteed".
Already in 2016, 2018 and in May of this year, there had been similar attacks before games Lyons in Marseille. Lyon's president Jean-Michel Aulas (70) threatened after a boycott of the game. "We're not going to take that anymore," Aulas said, claiming that the attackers had deliberately put themselves in wait: "It was a trap, and if anything else happens, we will not play." The game did, however started punctually at 21 o'clock.
Before the match, Marseille fans had burned off plenty of Pyrotechnick on the way to the stadium. The supporters celebrated the 120th anniversary of the club from the French port city.
Liverpool triumphs in the top match against Manchester City
Jurgen Klopp (52) has won the Premier League with Liverpool and inflicted a painful defeat on his eternal rival Pep Guardiola (48). Liverpool won a thrilling duel with Manchester City 3-1 on Sunday and stand alone at the top of their league table: twelve league games, eleven wins, no defeats – and nine points clear of defending champions City.
Across the season, the Reds have been unbeaten for 29 league games, they had lost in early January, then away at ManCity. The Sky Blues with national player Ilkay Gundogan (29) slipped to fourth place this weekend, with Leicester City and Chelsea passing with victories.
Fabinho (6th) and Mohamed Salah (13th) gave the brutally effective Liverpoolers a blast start, Sadio Mane (51st) defeated in the second half of a high-class top match. Despite numerous chances only Bernardo Silva (78.) met for Manchester. For Klopp it was the ninth victory (two draws) in the 18th duel with Guardiola.
FSV Mainz 05 separates from Sandro Schwarz
The leaders of the Bundesliga team FSV Mainz 05 have responded with the separation of coach Sandro Schwarz on the sporting crisis. The Rheinhessen announced their decision on Sunday.
Who succeeds Schwarz, is still open. After Niko Kovac (Bayern Munich) and Achim Beierlorzer (1. FC KOln), Black is the third coach to go prematurely in the current season.
41-year-old Black was responsible for two FSV negative records within a week. On the highest league defeat of the Rheinhessen last matchday at RB Leipzig (0: 8) was followed on Saturday against promoted Union Berlin eighth season defeat (2: 3). So many bankruptcies on the first eleven matchdays never set for the Rheinhessen. The FSV is third last and has the worst goal difference (12:30).
The former FSV professional Black joined his job at the Mainz, who must compete after the international break at TSG Hoffenheim, on July 1, 2017 as the successor to Martin Schmidt. The coach's contract originally ran until June 2022.
Marco Reus has to cancel international match in MOnchengladbach
Joachim LOw has to reschedule staff again in the fight for the ticket for the European Football Championship 2020. Captain Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund is not available to the national coach in the final qualifiers against Belarus on Saturday in MOnchengladbach and Northern Ireland three days later in Frankfurt / Main (both 20.45 / RTL) because of his ankle problems.
Also defensive player Niklas Stark (Hertha BSC / Nose bone fracture) must fit well. LOw would be 22 internationals available. Because of or after injuries, he had to abstain in the nomination on defensive chief Niklas Sule, Leroy Sane, Rio World Champion Julian Draxler, Antonio Rudiger, Thilo Kehrer, Marcel Halstenberg and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
Reus informed LOw on Sunday that he would not travel to the national team and work in Dortmund on his recovery. In the top match at Bayern Munich (0: 4) was the Dortmund in the 61st minute came on as a substitute. Strongly injured in a 2-4 with Hertha against RB Leipzig in a duel with Konrad Laimer.
Bundesliga: RB Leipzig manufactures Hertha – Union wins in the basement battle against Mainz
RB Leipzig has continued its triumphal procession in the Bundesliga and conquered second place behind Borussia MOnchengladbach before the top match between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. The Saxons sat down on Saturday in Berlin's Olympic Stadium against Hertha BSC 4-2. FC Schalke 04 failed to defend a lead three times against Fortuna Dusseldorf 3: 3 and is currently fifth.
The 1. FC Union won a week after the success in the Berlin city derby with 3: 2 also at kriselnden FSV Mainz 05 and now ranked in eleventh place in front of the Hertha. In the basement duel of FC Augsburg recorded on Matchday 11 with the 1-0 at SC Paderborn an important success and overtook as Table-15. the Mainzers.
Attack on Mesut Ozil: perpetrators sentenced to ten years imprisonment
One of the men who stood the attack on the former German football player Mesut Ozil and his teammate Sead Kolasinac, has been sentenced according to British media to a ten-year prison term. About the court decision against the 30-year-old reported on Friday, including the BBC. The sentence for the second confessed perpetrator, a 26-year-old man, was later decided.
Read here: New video shows attack on Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac
Ozil and the former Bundesliga professional Kolasinac were raided at the end of July in London by armed gangsters who sat on mopeds. Kolasinac repelled the perpetrators with his bare hands. The perpetrators who wore helmets finally fled without prey. About two weeks later, it came to a dispute in front of Ozil's estate. Two men were arrested by the police, who had clashed with Ozil's security guards.
Uli Hoeneb criticizes Reiner Calmund for shopping after the fall of the Wall
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Munich's outgoing President Uli Hoeneb has sharply criticized the then shopping offensive of some Western clubs. The German Football Association (DFB) did not play a good role, said Hoeneb the "Berliner Zeitung".
"Years of exploitation were, of course. It was like a clear cut. And actually the DFB would have had to make the decision that you can not buy a player from the East for five years, "Hoeneb said. About 150 players have gone to research the newspaper in the first five years after the fall of the wall from East to West, and also the most talented.
Concrete reproaches were made by Hoeneb Reiner Calmund, then manager of Bayer Leverkusen, who started his legendary shopping tour the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall and brought players like Andreas Thom and Ulf Kirsten to the factory club.
"The Calmund has indeed bought large and, moreover, tried to convey to us players," said Hoeness: Calmund had run through the area and have "committed everything, which was not at three on the tree."
Bayern had restrained, however. "Well, we at Bayern have deliberately not involved in this sell-off. We decided that we would not take part in the fledging and not take away the players from the East German clubs, "said Hoeneb.
"For football in the GDR, of course, this was a disaster," said Union Berlin President Dirk Zingler the newspaper in the double interview over the years in the East after the fall of the Berlin Wall. "State gone. Operation away. Club away. In the end, that was all the clubs that hung on any business, "emphasized Zingler. The East started at the beginning of the 90s, where the Bundesliga started 30 years ago.
Bochum's record coach Heinz HOher died at the age of 81 years
The former Bundesliga professional Heinz HOher is dead. The longtime Bochumer died on Thursday at the age of 81 years. The confirmed former club 1. FC Nuremberg on his homepage.
His career began in 1957 at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, in six years for the factory club he came to 59 goals in 156 games. After working for MSV Duisburg and Twente Enschede in the Netherlands, he played in the last five years of his career at VfL Bochum, where he scored 20 goals in 70 appearances.
After his retirement in 1970, he immediately began his career as a coach, first as assistant coach in Bochum. After two years at Schwarz-Weib Essen (1970-1972) followed his most successful time as a coach. He remained in office for seven years and is therefore still a record coach in the Bochum Bundesliga history.
In addition to other stations in Germany at MSV Duisburg, Fortuna Dusseldorf, the 1st FC Nuremberg and VfB Lubeck Higher was also employed several times abroad. In Greece, he oversaw Ethnikos Piraeus, PAOK Thessaloniki and Olympiacos Piraeus. From 1989 to 1990, he also coached the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.