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The risk of Liverpool being unable to win the Premier League because of Covid-19

It seems to be a speculation, but according to The Telegraph (UK), this is completely real risk if the British Government issued an order to cancel all sports events to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic. raging throughout Europe.

Currently, in the Premier League season, Liverpool has touched one hand to the championship when unbeaten 27 matches (26 wins, 1 draw), far ahead of the opponent ranked behind Man City to 22 points.

While this season only 11 rounds, and if Liverpool continue to win 4 more games in the next round in March, they soon crowned the championship for the first time in 30 years.

However, it cannot be guaranteed just because the Covid-19 epidemic became more and more violent after the raging in Italy and now spread to many other countries in Europe causing panic everywhere.

The Swiss and French governments have issued orders to cancel all events with a concentration of 1,000 or more people in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In addition, football schedules in these countries’ leagues this weekend are in danger of being postponed.

In the UK, the number of people infected with Covid-19 has increased to 19, and is at risk of rapidly increasing if there are still crowded events such as soccer. The organizing committee of the Premier League does not currently have any advice to prevent this disease. However, the Newcastle Club recently issued a ban on forms such as shaking hands to prevent epidemics.

The Telegraph adds, if the situation is still unpredictable, the risk of the British Government issuing an order to cancel all sports events within April 2 and 5 is very likely to occur.

At that time, the Premier League season will be stopped, and canceled, so the whole season can be declared “invalid”. Therefore, Liverpool, even though it is about to win the championship, is not recognized, even the bottom three teams are not relegated as usual.

However, there will also be cases where the review is the result of the 27 rounds that took place to determine if this season is enough or not. But it may not be considered, because except for Liverpool to make a big gap, while other races such as the top 4, the top 6 with competition for the European Cup are not yet finished. Similarly, the race to avoid relegation.

So, there’s going to be huge controversy and it’s not clear where to go if the season is canceled. But in any case, this case would be unprecedented in the history of the Premier League.

The Telegraph also believes that the outbreak of Covid-19 is a huge threat to the health and lives of people worldwide. While there is no effective cure for the vaccine, it is understandable that governments have to find ways to prevent the spread.

Currently, in addition to the European league competitions, many major sporting events of the world such as the 2020 Olympic Games, Euro 2020, F1 race, all stand the risk of being canceled or postponed. In Asia, the national leagues in China, South Korea and Japan have been postponed, similar to the matches in the AFC Champions League.

Sad part of La Masia under Bartomeu

In the Champions League semi-final of the 2012/13 season, Barca was crushed by Bayern Munich with a total score of 0-7 after 2 matches. A year later, at the 2014 World Cup, the defending champions were eliminated from the group stage. These failures show that tiki-taka shows signs of being caught.

Then, under coach Luis Enrique, Barca changed with quality additions including Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Neymar. Thanks to that, they stepped up to the top of Europe in the 2014/15 season.

Things have gotten worse since 2016, when Josep Maria Bartomeu became the new president of Barca. Unlike his predecessors Joan Laporta or Sandro Rossell, Bartomeu prefers to bring in blockbuster deals.

In the past 4 seasons, Barca has lost nearly 320 million euros on the transfer market. In return, Bartomeu earned Barca lucrative contracts from Nike or Qatar.

Blockbusters like Philippe Coutinho, Malcom, Ousmane Dembele were not very successful. Meanwhile, Antoine Griezmann or Frenkie de Jong need more time to assert. In the opposite direction, many promising talents of La Masia such as Gerard, Deulofeu, Cristian Tello … are forced to leave. It is difficult for them to compete with the stars who have become famous in other teams.

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With this policy, Mr. Bartomeu was criticized by former president Laporta: “Mr. Bartomeu is under Qatari control and will destroy La Masia training furnace”. Recently, Bartomeu also made Barca internal waves because of problems outside the pitch. Pique even called the incumbent president “a puppet”.

In 2018, for the first time in 16 years, Barca came out without any mature players from the academy or any indigenous people. That squad includes Ter Stegen, Semedo, Yerry Mina, Thomas Vermaelen, Lucas Digne, Paulinho, Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Paco Alcacer and Coutinho. At this time, the percentage of La Masia players in the first team Barca is only 36%.

Coming soon “Golden Ball” for goalkeepers

The prestigious French Football magazine (France) has confirmed since this year that the “Golden Ball” award for the goalkeeper will be awarded in Paris in honour of “the best guard of the year”. This title will be separate from the “Golden Ball” for all other positions on the field.

Recently, organizers of the “Golden Ball 2019” award have determined the date of the Gala by the prestigious French Football magazine (France) for the best player of the year on December 2. The venue for this great event will be the Chatelet theatre in Paris and in particular, the host will be the legendary Ivory Coast and of Chelsea club, “Elephant Forest” Didier Drogba.

The organizers also affirmed that from this year there will be more Yashin – “Golden Ball for Goalkeeper” in addition to other important awards given annually. It is the traditional “Golden Ball” title honouring the best male player of the year award since 1956 or two new awards were formed last year, the Golden Ball for women and the Kopa Award for those players under 21 years of age.

20 female candidates will be voted on by 50 reporters and journalists who follow women’s football. As for male players, 30 candidates will be chosen by 180 famous sports journalists from around the world. The specific list will be published by L’Equipe and France Football on October 21.

The Yasin Prize was born in the name of the legendary former Soviet goalkeeper – Lev Yashin. He is the first and only goalkeeper to date in the history of ever winning the title of “Golden Ball” (1963). At that time, Yasin, who was playing for Dynamo Moscow club, finished in 1st place with 73 votes, surpassing the two rivals behind him, Gianni Rivera (AC Milan – 53 votes) and Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham – 33) promissory note).

France Football editor-in-chief Pascal Ferré said that the creation of the Yashin award is an inevitable step when the main Golden Ball award is usually for attacking players (such as Messi or Ronaldo, …). However, he did not see this as a consolation reward for the temple guards.

“The award will go to the best goalkeepers in the world, and will be voted on by a jury of international experts who voted for the Golden Ball”, he said.

In 2019, the election revolves around the Champions League and goalkeeper Alisson Becker is a prominent figure, so the possibility of him winning the first Yashin is very high when he reached the top of Europe with Liverpool.

The 26-year-old star also received the “Golden Glove” award for the best goalkeeper in both the FIFA The Best, Champions League gala, the English Premier League and this year’s Copa America – where he and Brazil were champions. at home.

With Liverpool, they are secretly wishing their two pet players, midfielder Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson Becker, to acquire both the noble titles “Golden Ball” and the Yashin title in December this year.

U23 Asian Cup: Jordan closed the official list

Recently, the Jordan Football Federation (JFA) has announced the list of 23 official players of the U.23 team for the upcoming U23 Asian Cup 2020.

According to Al Ghad, coach Ahmed Abdel Qader and member of the JFA technical committee closed the list of 23 official players of U.23 Jordan on December 20 (local time).

After completing this, members of the U.23 Jordan team will take a flight to Malaysia on the evening of December 22 to begin training to get used to the weather conditions and time zone changes.

According to JFA, the star midfielder Musa Al-Taamari was not on the official list of U.23 Jordan to gather with the team in Malaysia because Cyprus’ s APOEL club only agreed to return this player on January 13, 2020. Therefore, if selected, Qader will be absent in the first two matches of Group D against U.23 North Korea (October 2020) and U.23 Vietnam (January 13, 2020).

This is certainly not a small loss when Al-Taamari is considered to be the greatest hope of U.23 Jordan in the ambition to win tickets to the 2020 Olympic Games. The midfielder is considered the soul of the U.23 attack. Jordan and experienced 26 times for the national team. He also left many marks in the shirt for the APOEL club (the team that has just reached the round of 32 Europa League teams) since joining in May 2018.

In addition to Al-Taamari, U.23 Jordan suffered worse losses when having to strike out the names of midfielders stars Yousef Abu Jalboush and Mohammed Abu Zureik (who had previously negotiated to join Greece’s AEK Athens club) due to injury. However, Qader said he was still in a good squad after testing in friendlies during the past time.

As planned, after coming to Malaysia, U.23 Jordan scheduled a friendly match with U.23 Saudi Arabia before flying to Thailand on January 3, 2020.