Holland maintains friendly against Spain and with public

first_imgNetherlands so far it has registered five fatalities due to coronavirus and a total of 503 infected.Koeman’s ListMeanwhile, Ronald Koeman has cited 30 footballers for both friendlies. In the list stand out the player of Barcelona, Frenkie de Jong; the Valencia goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen, and the center forward of Sevilla, Luuk de Jong.Holland will be one of the rivals of Spain in the selection stop at the end of March. The friendly will be played on March 29 in Amsterdam (7:00 p.m.). Before the Dutch team will be measured at U.S (March 26) in Eindhoven. Luis Enrique plans to give the list of La Roja, next March 22.Koeman has summoned three players for the first time: Mohamed Ihattaren (PSV), Teun Koopmeiners and Owen Wijndal (both AZ). And he has surprised to summon the goal again, Tim Krul, Norwich hero in the FA Cup against Tottenham. Among those cited by the Dutch coach are not missing heavy weights of the costumes as Van Dijk, De Ligt, Van de Beek, Blind, Wijnaldum or Babel. The most significant absence is that of the Lyon striker, Memphis Depay, who is still injured in the knee. The Dutch Football Federation decided this Wednesday, in a closed-door meeting, do not take extra measures to stop the progress of the coronavirus and keep the friendly against Spain scheduled for March 29 in Amsterdam.Both that meeting and the Netherlands-United States on March 26 will be disputed at first with the presence of the publicThe Dutch press reported on Wednesday.The authorities of the province of North Brabant, the most affected by the coronavirus, They announced on Tuesday the suspension of all mass events, including three games this weekend: PSV Eindhoven-Emmen, Willem II-Heerenveen and Waalwijk-Groningen.The federation, after consulting with the clubs, has decided a day later to keep the rest of the Eredivisie matches, which can be played normally. “We will play as much as possible with the public “, the director of the highest organ of Dutch soccer, Eric Gudde, told the “Fox Sports” network.However, he acknowledged that the last decision is taken by the authorities and that the federation will obey if they recommend playing behind closed doors or suspending games.last_img read more

Bayern and Dortmund squads lower wages

first_imgThe coronavirus crisis has not only affected the health of the world population, but has also had an impact on the economic aspect. Like businesses, soccer leagues have also been forced to stop, and the case of Bundesliga It was not an exception. Bundesliga* Data updated as of March 24, 2020 Bundesliga* Data updated as of March 24, 2020 But no one had anticipated such a hiatus and in clubs, especially lower-ranking employees who work in stadiums on game days, it will be a while before they can return to normal work. But the big expenses that the teams have to face are the salaries of the first team players. These millionaire salaries, if reduced, would help each club to mitigate their losses and at the same time support those most affected employees. And that’s why according to Bild, Yesterday, the directors of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund spoke with their respective staff to ask them to lower their salaries while controlling the pandemic.The German newspaper tells that they have been asked to cut their salaries by 20%, which would be a good figure to face the losses that this crisis can cause. The players, aware of the seriousness of the situation, would have agreed to do so to help as much as possible, serving the two great clubs in Germany as an example for the rest of the Bundesliga teams to do the same.last_img read more

Drew reports to camp

first_imgHe had surgery on the shoulder in September 2005. “Completely normal,” Drew said about the delay in finalizing the deal. “I was under a complete understanding that the deal was a done deal. They just wanted to get some wording in to protect them and I was fine with that. I went about my business as usual.” He said he got another opinion on his shoulder from doctors and it feels “great” now. “Everything feels wonderful. I’ve been throwing, hitting, doing all things I need to be doing to get ready to be here,” he said. Drew hit .283 with 20 homers and a career-high 100 RBIs in 146 games last season. He replaces Trot Nixon, who signed as a free agent with Cleveland after batting .278 in eight full seasons with Boston. FORT MYERS, Fla. – J.D. Drew has no complaints about Boston adding conditions to his contract to protect the team in case he re-injures his shoulder. The club’s new right fielder is confident the Red Sox have nothing to worry about. Drew showed up at spring training Wednesday with a five-year, $70 million deal saying he’s as healthy as he’s ever been in his career and he’s sure his right shoulder will hold up throughout the duration of his contract. “Absolutely,” Drew said. “I’ve been in a situation over the last three years where I’ve changed some things in the way I kind of manage myself off the field, and that’s really paid off.” Drew reached a preliminary agreement with Boston on Dec. 5 after opting out of the last three years of his five-year, $55 million contract with the Dodgers. On Jan. 26, the Red Sox finally announced the deal after language was inserted allowing them to get out of the guaranteed money for 2010 and 2011 if he re-injures his shoulder. center_img Fans are bound to compare the aggressive Nixon, who dove at fly balls, with the calmer Drew, who was criticized in a book for lacking passion by Tony La Russa, his manager for five seasons in St. Louis. Drew said he hasn’t read the book but would say hello if he saw La Russa. “You get kind of fed up,” Drew said about his image. “He’s entitled to his opinion and I’ve kind of heard things about \ here and there, but it’s something I can’t focus on.” Drew provides a solid No. 5 hitter to protect David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, who hit third and fourth. Drew, a left-handed hitter, figures he’ll benefit from the high left-field wall at Fenway Park. Balls that were long outs at Dodger Stadium could be doubles in his new home park. “His grinding out of at-bats and his on-base percentage are excellent,” manager Terry Francona said. “His ability to drive in a lot of runs is, also. He could hit second and he’d be on base, but we want him to hit fifth and get on base and drive in runs. That’s part of the package of why he’s so special.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more