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“Super Cup”… sixth star in Sharjah’s “hand” or first star for Shabab Al-Ahli



“Super Cup”… sixth star in Sharjah’s “hand” or first star for Shabab Al-Ahli

In the seventh edition of the UAE Super Cup tournament, the match between the handball teams of Sharjah and Shabab Al-Ahli Clubs will be held at the Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Hall, Al-Nasr Club, today at seven o’clock in the evening. With this, “King” is looking to retain the title for the sixth time in a row, with the slogan “The Knights” first title in the history of the tournament.

Both the teams are looking forward to settle the Super Cup, which will give their champions qualification to compete in both the “Emirati-Bahraini Super” in its sixth edition and the first-ever “Emirati-Saudi Super”. Their dates are expected to be decided in the near future, in coordination with the handball federations in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The “Super Cup” represents Sharjah’s first qualification to defend its titles last season, and the “King” crowned last Sunday, led by its Tunisian coach Sami Al-Saeedi, won its first title in the Confederations Cup competition. The new season relies on the expertise of the defending “champion” team to achieve the historic feat of 2023 in the 2022 season.

In achieving his ambitions to retain the Super Cup, “The King” relies on technical stability after the renewal of all team members, Tunisian professional Mesbah Al-Sana’i, Algerian Zuhair Naim and Egyptian Mahmoud in the national category and behind them the elite international elements of the first team, among whom Ahmed stands out. .

Al-Ahly youngsters look forward to breaking the “Super” complex, especially against Sharjah, after preventing the “Dubai Knights” from winning the title three times against the “King”, the most recent defeat of which was the last edition (27-32).

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On the other hand, Shabab Al-Ahly relies on the services of its new Tunisian coach, Walid Ben Amr, and reaches an advanced stage of agreement with Brazilian professional Acacio Marcos, completing the team’s contract. For the first time in the UAE League, behind him is Tunisian Rayyan Ben Mahmoud and a group of international players, the Emirati club led by Issa Al-Bannai, Wahid Murad, Musawak Juma and goalkeeper Abdul Rahman Khamis.

Notably, Al Jazeera won the inaugural title in the 2016–2017 season before Al Sharjah won the title in the 2017–2018, 2018–2019, 2019–2020, 2021–2022, 2022–2023 seasons. , knowing that the 2020 season did not take place due to the 2021 corona virus.

• Sharjah is armed with technical stability after updating all team members.

• Youth Al-Ahly made their first appearance in the professional Marcus League.

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Romarinho and Hamdallah lead Jeddah Union attack against Al-Fayha in Saudi League



Romarinho and Hamdallah lead Jeddah Union attack against Al-Fayha in Saudi League

Arafa al-Daba wrote

Friday, September 29, 2023 04:53 PM

The group’s technical director Nuno Santo announced Jeddah Union The starting line-up will face its counterpart Al-Fayha this Friday evening at the King Fahd International Stadium in the eighth round of Saudi League competitions for the current season 2023-2024.

The union is constituted as follows:

Grohi, Philippe, Hassan Kadesh, Omar Hawsawi, Bamasaud, Cornado, N’Golo Conte, Fabinho, Muhannat Al-Shanqidi, Romarinho, Abdel-Razzaq Hamdallah.

Formation of Jeddah Federation

Al-Ittihad is at the top of the Saudi Professional League table this season with 18 points from 7 matches, where they have won 6 matches and lost one match.

Al-Fayha Club is ninth in the league table with 9 points this season, it has drawn 3 matches, won two and lost two matches.

Al-Ittihad will be looking for a win to continue at the top of the Saudi league, having held the title last season..

While Al-Fayha Club will try to get a positive result from the Al-Ittihad tournament, to improve its ranking in the Saudi professional league table..

Saudi Jeddah Union qualified for the quarter-finals of the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup, beating Al-Quluth 7-6 on penalties in the round of 32 of the competition..

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad Club are bringing back Brazilian Igor Cornado and Moroccan Abdel Razzaq Hamdalla, who have both returned from injury to train with the Tigers.

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The goalkeeper has returned to training with Neuer Bayern’s squad



The goalkeeper has returned to training with Neuer Bayern’s squad

“CAS” postpones Valieva’s case … and hearings in November

Hearings in the doping case of figure skating competitor Kamila Valeeva have been postponed to November 9 and 10, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement on Thursday, after the panel of judges requested additional documents.

According to Reuters, Valeeva’s sample was positive for the banned substance trimetazidine at the “Russian National Championships” in December 2021, but the result was not announced until February 8, 2022, a day after she helped her team win a medal. Beijing Olympics.

The International Ski Federation appealed to the Court of Sports after a Russian investigation ruled he was not guilty of any doping-related offences, despite his admission that he had failed a test to detect a substance banned in the sport.

Valeeva claimed in her defense that the positive result of the doping test was the result of mixing it with her grandfather’s heart medication.

The statement said: “After submission of evidence by the parties, the panel requested additional documents and it was decided to adjourn the hearing to a later date to allow all to peruse these documents. To consider appeals.

“The hearings will be held in Lausanne on the ninth and tenth of November 2023, after which the panel will study the case and prepare its final decision.”

The International Olympic Committee allowed Valeeva to compete in women’s singles events despite her positive test, but said team competition medals would not be distributed until her case was resolved.

The USA won the silver medal, Japan the bronze and Canada fourth, ahead of Russia.

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The new postponement comes as a disappointment to the US team, which is still awaiting justice.

For her part, Tracy Marek, CEO of the US Figure Skating Federation, said in a statement: “U.S. Figure Skating is deeply disappointed by the news that the hearing has been postponed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

He added: “We recognize the complexities of the case and the time demands of the legal process, with nearly 600 days of waiting, without reaching a resolution, undoubtedly another painful setback for our competitors.” He continued: “We emphasize the importance of transparency in this matter. “Because it affects our athletes a lot.”

On the other hand, the disciplinary committee of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) concluded that Valeeva had committed a violation for which she “cannot bear any fault or negligence.”

The International Skiing Federation is seeking a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn Rosada’s decision, punish Valeeva and exclude its results.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is seeking a four-year ban, as well as the exclusion of all Valeeva’s results from that date, and expressed some disappointment that the case was being postponed again.

WADA said in a statement: “Due to the confidentiality of the proceedings, WADA is not permitted to comment further on the postponement announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport earlier today.”

He continued: “However, as it has done at all levels, it will continue to press for an early end to these practices.”

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With two goals, one of them by Morocco, and without Messi…Inter Miami lost in the Copa America final. game



With two goals, one of them by Morocco, and without Messi…Inter Miami lost in the Copa America final.  game

Inter Miami lost 1-2 to Houston Dynamo in the US Open Cup final without injured Argentine star Lionel Messi.

Houston took control of the match from the start thanks to two quick goals from Griffin Dorsey (24) and Moroccan Amin Bassi (33 via penalty kick), before Inter scored a face-saving goal through Venezuelan Joseph Martinez (90+2).

Messi and his former Barcelona team-mate, Spaniard Jordi Alba, were absent, along with England co-owner David Beckham and their side’s short-lived second title after winning the League Cup last month. His former Real Madrid teammate in Florida was Frenchman Zinedine Zidane.

No clear reasons have been given for Messi’s absence and the extent of his injury, but he was previously reported to be suffering from “muscle fatigue”, while Argentina coach Gerardo “Tada” Martino spoke of the “repercussions” of an old injury.

“It wasn’t smart to play him,” Martino said after the match, “because we were taking a risk and we couldn’t even think about playing him for a few minutes.”

The former Barcelona and Argentina coach said he expects Messi (36) to play in Miami’s next five games in the American League’s regular season.

He added, “He will definitely play before the end of the league. We will follow each match individually and see how things go and whether the medical team can clear him to play without any risk.”

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