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“Events are crazy.” FIFA chairman comments on cancellation of Brazil-Argentina summit



"Events are crazy."  FIFA chairman comments on cancellation of Brazil-Argentina summit

The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) is investigating the postponement of the Brazil-Argentina World Cup qualifiers because FIFA president Gianni Infondino described the events as “crazy” while Tottenham said it was ready to take disciplinary action against their Argentine players. .

Four Argentine players playing in the English Premier League have been charged with violating the rules that isolate the country due to Kovit-19, Brazilian health officials entered the stadium on Sunday.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and Tottenham doubles Christian Romero and Giovanni Lo Celso were in Argentina’s starting line-up when Invisa officials in charge of Brazil’s health department took to the field 5 minutes after the start of the match.

Aston Villa midfielder Emiliano Fuentia also traveled from England and sat on the stands.

Invisa said Brazilian rules are clear about banning entry into the country in the last 14 days from Britain, South Africa and India without being Brazilian citizens or permanent residents.

The Argentine players have given false information about their previous location in the immigration documents.

Brazilian police say they have launched an official investigation into the activities of the Argentine soldiers.

A police spokesman said: “We can confirm that an investigation has been launched into the crime of providing false information. Yesterday the soldiers were told to leave the country, which was the usual procedure and their statements were taken.”

The Argentine delegation left Brazil on Sunday evening and all the players returned to Buenos Aires. FIFA says it has received reports from competition officials and is gathering more information.

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“Information will be analyzed by relevant disciplinary bodies and decisions will be made in a timely manner,” FIFA said in a statement.

Argentina Football Association FIFA has given the two national associations 6 days to explain their position.

Argentine delegation leaves Brazil on Sunday evening, all soldiers return to Buenos Aires (Reuters)

Difficult situation

Indentino said in a speech to the General Assembly of the European Club Association – “a reminder of the difficulties the federation faced during the epidemics.”

“We saw what happened in the match between the two South American teams, Brazil and Argentina. Some officers, police and security officers entered the stadium within minutes of the start of the match. We have to deal with these challenges and problems that come on top of the crisis,” Infantino added. Covit-19 “.

Emiliano’s brother, Alejandro Martinez, said he would travel from Argentina to Croatia on Monday to avoid being isolated for ten days in a hotel when players return from the country to the UK from the Covid-19 red list.

“They will go to Croatia to spend time in isolation and then return to the UK … that’s the conditions imposed by Aston Villa,” Alejandro told local radio station La Oral Deportivo.

Martinez and Fuentes have left national team headquarters, meaning they will not play in Bolivia’s World Cup qualifier against Argentina next Friday.

Tottenham players Romero and Lo Celso also left the club’s headquarters after the Argentine Football Association. “They will miss the Bolivia tournament and they can return to their club,” he added.

The Tottenham duo traveled to play the match without the club’s permission, and “Football. London” said players could be fined once they return to England. Aston Villa and Tottenham declined to comment.

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Emirates News Agency – Al-Tayara agrees to increase the size of the women’s league squad in the new season



Emirates News Agency – Al-Tayara agrees to increase the size of the women’s league squad in the new season

DUBAI, September 28 / WAM / The Emirates Volleyball Federation has announced that the number of women’s teams has increased to 12 for the new season, which will begin with the Women’s Volleyball General League on November 11.
Noura Al-Hamar, head of the Women’s and School Volleyball Committee of the Volleyball Federation, confirmed that in line with the Federation’s strategic plan, it aims to expand the base of women’s participation, raise the level of the game and support national rankings. Teams The federation agreed to increase the number of teams to 12 women’s teams instead of 10 last season.
He said: “The federation received several requests from private clubs and academies to join the women’s volleyball event and after studying and meeting a set of standards to ensure the discipline of the competition, it was approved to increase its number to 12. status, and raising the status of all women players for the benefit of the team.
He explained that the participating teams will be divided into 3 groups and 4 teams in each group will compete in two round-robin rounds and the first and second teams in each group will qualify for the second round. The league system determines the positions from 1st to 6th, and the other teams compete in another round to determine the ranking.7 to 12.
He pointed out that the tournament will be suspended in January 2024 to allow the Al Wasl and Sharjah women’s sports teams the opportunity to prepare to participate in the Arab Club Championship in its seventh edition, which will begin on February 2, 2024.

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Emirates News Agency – Al Hamriya swimmer Hamad Al Shehi praises Sharjah Sports Council’s support



Emirates News Agency – Al Hamriya swimmer Hamad Al Shehi praises Sharjah Sports Council’s support

Sharjah, September 27 / WAM / Hamad Youssef Al Shehi, a swimmer from Al Hamriya Cultural and Sports Club, thanked the Sharjah Sports Council for its support and sponsorship for participating in preparatory camps and competitions. The pride of joining the national team and his utmost efforts to realize his dream of participating in the Olympic Games.

After Al Shehi participated in the recently held Tunisian Open Championships, he won a silver medal in the 100m race while also winning a gold medal in the 50m freestyle race.

Al Shehi said it was a positive participation in all aspects as he benefited greatly from interacting with the champion swimmers in training and competitions, stressing that his current numbers are only a milestone in reaching the best and most important in his sporting career. Through international representation.

Al Shehi expressed his gratitude to the Sharjah Sports Council for including him in the prize-winning program and providing him the necessary support and participation in the Tunisian camp and championship. Al Hamria thanked the club for providing all the facilities and skills to achieve more victories. championships.

For his part, Mohammed Obaid Al-Hussan, director of the council’s sports affairs and development department, confirmed that Al-Shehi is one of the most promising swimmers in the 14-year-old category and holds the state record for 13. In the 50m freestyle age category, he is one of the most talented and promising players in the Emirate of Sharjah and a bright future awaits him, especially if he continues to improve his position. Through vigorous training and competitions.

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surprise | “An illegal deal between Al-Ittihad and Al-Fayha threatens the legitimacy of competition in the league.”



surprise |  “An illegal deal between Al-Ittihad and Al-Fayha threatens the legitimacy of competition in the league.”

Legal wonder about Al-Fayha and Al-Ittihad competition in league competition


Sports law expert Ahmad Al-Sheikhi expressed great surprise at the decision to “move” the stadium for the Al-Fayha and Al-Ittihad match as part of the eighth round of the Saudi Roshen Professional League.

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The Saudi Professional League’s competition committee has announced approval to “move” the match between Al-Fayha and Al-Ittihad from the Al Majma Stadium to the King Fahd International Stadium in the capital Riyadh at 6pm next Friday. , instead of four o’clock in the afternoon on the same day. This happened after the agreement between the two clubs.

In this context, Al-Sheikhi said on his official account on the “X” site on Wednesday that the decision to “move” the stadium for the Al-Fayha and Al-Ittihad match was illegal.

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The referee of the game pointed out that the regulations did not allow the stadium to be “moved” for any match as the agreement between the two clubs or to achieve financial income for one of them or the flights implied.

He explained that the terms specified “moved” the field for any match; Among the following: “Compel public interest, not private interest.”

Ahmad Al-Sheikhi insisted.Changing matches due to the agreement between the two clubs may conflict with the integrity of the competition, especially in the decisive rounds at the end of the league.

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It is noteworthy that Al-Ittihad Club’s first football team leads the Saudi Roshan Professional League 2023-2024 table with 18 points, and is only one point behind the “runner-up” Al-Hilal.

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