Fue presentado el torneo Premier 12 que se disputará en Jalisco

Feb 15, 2019

Fue presentado el torneo Premier 12 que se disputará en Jalisco y otorgará 2 boletos para Juegos Olímpicos

  • El evento de categoría internacional, reunirá a las 12 mejores selecciones del mundo
  • Jalisco se consolida como la capital latinoamericana del beisbol al organizar el tercer evento en 5 añosCiudad de México a 13 de febrero de 2019.Fue presentado PREMIER 12 el principal evento de beisbol organizado por la Confederación Mundial de Beisbol y Softbol (WBSC).

    Serán 32 juegos a celebrarse en 4 países para otorgar 2 boletos directos para los Juegos Olímpicos Tokio 2020: uno para Asia/Oceanía (excepto Japón que ya está clasificado) y otro para América.

    Del 2 al 4 de noviembre, el estadio de los Charros de Jalisco albergará a cuatro selecciones: México, Estados Unidos, República Dominicana y Holanda. Bajo el formato de Round Robin, los dos primeros lugares avanzarán a la Súper Ronda en Japón.

    Grupo Financiero Value será el patrocinador de este evento. Al respecto el Presidente y Director General de Grupo Financiero VALUE, Carlos Bremer afirmó: “Me enorgullece mucho patrocinar a un evento tan importante como Premier 12. Hacemos un gran trabajo. Debe buscarse integrar la mejor selección nacional a nivel histórico; juntar a los mejores.”

    En más, Riccardo Fraccari, Presidente de la Confederación Mundial de Beisbol y Softbol señaló “esta edición va a ser más importante, el deporte vive su momento importante y México también lo vive, México se lo merece porque es un país beisbolero. Estoy muy contento por anunciar Premier 12”

    Por su parte Salvador Quirarte, Presidente del Comité Organizador del Premier 12 sede Jalisco dijo: “Bajo el nuevo gobierno mexicano y la CONADE, el perfil del

beisbol en el país va a alcanzar niveles record, y es por eso que estamos particularmente entusiasmados de asociarnos con la Confederación Mundial de Beisbol y Softbol para traer el mejor beisbol internacional este año a Jalisco con el Premier 12, y que la selección nacional juegue en casa frente a nuestros aficionados que siempre nos apoyan incondicional y apasionadamente”.

El beisbol es una prioridad para la nueva administración del país y Edgar González, Director de la Oficina de la Presidencia para la Promoción y Desarrollo del Beisbol en México dijo: “por parte de la Oficina de la Presidencia queremos sumar así como estos eventos, traer los mejores eventos a MÉXICO, queremos tenemos mucho béisbol en nuestro país”

Mientras la Directora de la Comisión Nacional de Cultura Física y Deporte (CONADE), Ana Guevara sostuvo que “con esta oportunidad histórica debemos buscar una gran actuación, no hay rival difícil y si salen al campo motivados pueden tener grandes resultados”.

Finalmente Enrique Alfaro, Gobernador del Estado de Jalisco afirmó que “ser parte de este anuncio con el regreso del béisbol a los Juegos Olímpicos nos da mucho gusto; queremos refrendar el compromiso con el Presidente de la República, del apoyo al béisbol. Jalisco será un anfitrión de primer nivel. Mi reconocimiento al trabajo que han hecho los involucrados en este Premier 12. Felicidades a Charros de Jalisco por el campeonato, debe ser un motivo de compromiso”

El beisbol regresará al programa olímpico en Tokio 2020 luego de una ausencia de 4 años.

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Gvozdyk-Ngumbu Tops ESPN Bill at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Feb 15, 2019

Gvozdyk-Ngumbu Tops ESPN Bill at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Mean Machine-Ray Robinson welterweight bout tabbed as co-feature
LIVE on ESPN/ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Abdukakhorov-Obara IBF welterweight title eliminator headlines undercard
LIVE on ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 13, 2019) — The Nail and the Mean Machine are ready for their South Philly close-up.

WBC and lineal light heavyweight champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk will make the first defense of his world title against Doudou Ngumbu on Saturday, March 30 at the 2300 Arena. In the 10-round co-feature, Gvozdyk’s stablemate, top welterweight contender Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas, will take on Philadelphia native Ray Robinson.

Gvozdyk-Ngumbu and Kavaliauskas-Robinson will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The undercard, including the IBF welterweight title eliminator between Kudratillo “The Punisher” Abdukakhorov and Keita Obara and an appearance by Philadelphia-born heavyweight prospect Sonny Conto (1-0, 1 KO), will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Peltz Boxing, tickets priced at $125, $75, and $50 go on sale Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at 2300arena.com, the 2300 Arena box office at (267) 758-2173, or by calling Peltz Boxing at (215) 765-0922.

“It was a long journey for me to become a world champion, and I plan on showing everyone why I am the best light heavyweight in the world,” Gvozdyk said. “Ngumbu is a tough fighter who I cannot afford to overlook. My goal in 2019 is to unify with the other champions, but before I can do that, I have to take care of business on March 30.”

“It is a great opportunity to face arguably the best light heavyweight fighter in the world. After 12 years and 46 fights in my career with serious opposition, I get my first shot at a major world title,” Ngumbu said. “I have the utmost respect for Oleksandr Gvozdyk, a great champion who took the WBC title in a war against Adonis Stevenson. It is not going to be easy, but I believe I am much more experienced as a pro and I intend to use that to my advantage.”

Gvozdyk (16-0, 13 KOs) captured an Olympic bronze medal for his native Ukraine in 2012 as part of a national team that included two-time gold medalist and future promotional stablemate Vasiliy Lomachenko. He climbed the rankings with dominant wins over the likes of Nadjib Mohammedi and Yunieski Gonzalez and won the WBC interim light heavyweight title last March with a unanimous decision against Mehdi Amar. As the mandatory challenger, he traveled to Quebec City and, behind on two of the three judges’ scorecards, knocked out longtime champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson in the 11th round. Ngumbu (38-8, 14 KOs) is coming off perhaps the most significant win of his career, a 12-round majority decision over then-unbeaten Yoann Kongolo in May of last year. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo who is now based in France, Ngumbu will be making his first attempt at a world title.

Kavaliauskas (21-0, 17 KOs) is universally regarded as one of the welterweight division’s top contenders, a massive puncher who rolled through then-beaten Roberto Arriaza in three rounds last November in Oklahoma City. He has knocked out five of his last six foes and is the WBO’s top contender for the belt currently held by pound-for-pound great Terence “Bud Crawford. Robinson (24-3, 12 KOs) is a rangy southpaw boxer who rebounded from back-to-back losses early in his career to Shawn Porter and Brad Solomon to win 13 in a row. In his last bout, Feb. 17, 2018 against Yordenis Ugas, he saw that winning streak come to an end when Ugas scored a seventh-round stoppage.

“I know a lot of Robinson’s fans will be in Philadelphia to cheer him on, but they will leave the 2300 Arena disappointed,” Kavaliauskas said. “This is the year that I fight for, and win, a welterweight world title. I am ready for anybody, including the Crawford-Khan winner. I will show everyone in Philadelphia and watching on ESPN what the ‘Mean Machine’ is all about.”

“I am always excited to come home and put on for my city,” Robinson said. “Every fight is a risk, but the higher the risk, the bigger the reward.”

Abdukakhorov (15-0, 9 KOs), a native of Uzbekistan who now lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, went 2-0 in 2018, including a convincing 12-round unanimous decision over Laszlo Toth in defense of his WBC silver welterweight belt. Obara (20-3-1, 18 KOs), who hails from Tokyo, is one of the division’s heaviest punchers. He knocked out Alvin Lagumbay in three rounds last August, a measure of revenge over the man who knocked him out in two rounds less than four months earlier.

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Use the hashtags #TheNail and #MeanMachine to follow the action on social media.

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EXIGENCIA AL MÁXIMO

Feb 15, 2019

EXIGENCIA AL MÁXIMO

De cara a nuestro partido de este viernes ante Morelia, los Rayados buscamos estar en nuestro máximo nivel futbolístico para continuar en la parte alta de la Tabla General y seguir el camino en búsqueda de los objetivos.

Los albiazules trabajamos en un alto nivel esta mañana en el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial dirigidos por Diego Alonso.

Trabajos de agilidad y coordinación es lo que se pudo apreciar en la primera parte de la práctica matutina la cual contó con la mejor Actitud Rayada.

Toque de balón y jugadas a profundidad se trabajaron en la más alta intensidad, dejando todo en cada balón para demostrar y ganarse un lugar en el once titular.

Los dirigidos por Diego Alonso cerraron el Entrenamiento Rayado con un interescuadras de alta intensidad en donde no quedó duda del compromiso y la entrega por los colores en el Plantel Rayado.

CORTESIA: CLUB MONTERREY 

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HOUSTON, WE HAD A TIGER!

Feb 15, 2019
HOUSTON, WE HAD A TIGER!
HOUSTON – BARC—the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center—is pleased to announce that the 350-pound male tiger found Monday has been transferred to the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States.

311 received a call early Monday morning from a concerned citizen reporting a tiger being illegally housed in an abandoned home in Southeast Houston. Together, BARC animal control and HPD officers confirmed the tiger’s location and obtained a warrant to remove the tiger from the home. The animal was then tranquilized and transported to BARC for safe keeping overnight.

Thanks to the support of the Humane Society of the United States, the tiger was transported Tuesday morning to the world-renowned 1,400-acre Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, where he will join more than 800 resident animals–including two tigers. Although the tiger appears to be in good health, he will undergo a thorough medical examination and be placed in quarantine for a minimum of two weeks. His permanent placement is pending possible legal action.

It is a violation of Chapter 6 of the City’s Code of Ordinances to keep a tiger within city limits unless the facility has been accredited by a nationally recognized zoological association. BARC and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office are assisting HPD’s Major Offenders Animal Cruelty Squad in their investigation into the ownership of the animal.

For additional photos and video, please see https://www.facebook.com/BARCHouston/.

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EXIGENCIA AL MÁXIMO

Feb 15, 2019

EXIGENCIA AL MÁXIMO

De cara a nuestro partido de este viernes ante Morelia, los Rayados buscamos estar en nuestro máximo nivel futbolístico para continuar en la parte alta de la Tabla General y seguir el camino en búsqueda de los objetivos.

Los albiazules trabajamos en un alto nivel esta mañana en el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial dirigidos por Diego Alonso.

Trabajos de agilidad y coordinación es lo que se pudo apreciar en la primera parte de la práctica matutina la cual contó con la mejor Actitud Rayada.

Toque de balón y jugadas a profundidad se trabajaron en la más alta intensidad, dejando todo en cada balón para demostrar y ganarse un lugar en el once titular.

Los dirigidos por Diego Alonso cerraron el Entrenamiento Rayado con un interescuadras de alta intensidad en donde no quedó duda del compromiso y la entrega por los colores en el Plantel Rayado.

CORTESIA: CLUB MONTERREY 

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Suspects Arrested, Charged in June 2018 Infant’s Death at 2305 Bay Area Boulevard

Feb 15, 2019
Suspects Arrested, Charged in June 2018 Infant’s Death at 2305 Bay Area Boulevard
Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the death of an infant at 2305 Bay Area Boulevard about 8 a.m. on June 5, 2018.

One suspect, Dylan Christian Daugherty (w/m, 23), is charged with murder in the 263rd State District Court.  The other suspect, Aeriel Louise Spivey (w/f, 26), is charged with injury to a child-serious bodily injury in the same court.  Both are accused in the death of their daughter, Brooklyn Daugherty, six weeks old, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Booking photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Brady and M. Casso reported:

On the morning of June 5, 2018, baby Brooklyn was found by her parents deceased in her crib in their apartment at the above address.

An autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined Brooklyn had suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries to her head and various parts of her body.  An initial investigation determined there had been at least three incidents resulting in a variety of injuries that were in various states of healing.

Further investigation determined Dylan Daugherty and Aeriel Spivey were responsible for their daughter’s death.  They were taken into custody on Wednesday (February 13) without incident and subsequently charged for their involvemen

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Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities Co-hosts ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival

Feb 12, 2019

SHOWTIME® ANNOUNCES FOUR-PART DOCUMENTARY SERIES ACTIONEXPLORING LEGALIZATION OF SPORTS GAMBLING

(Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/Showtime – From left: Bill “Krack” Krackomberger, Kelly Stewart)

 

Character-Driven Narrative Chronicles Reshaping Of Sports Betting Industry Throughout The 2018 NFL Season

Premieres Sunday, March 24 At 8 PM ET/PT

Watch, Share And Embed ACTION Video Promo: https://youtu.be/cak1SPjYk9A

NEW YORK – February 12, 2019 – SHOWTIME Sports Documentary Films today announced a multi-part docu-series titled ACTION, exploring the legalization of sports gambling and its evolving impact on the gambling community as the industry navigates a landmark 2018 court ruling. Peeling back the curtain on a once taboo industry during its most critical juncture, the four-part series will premiereSunday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

ACTION chronicles the lives of professional gamblers, bookies and oddsmakers throughout the 2018 NFL season following the Supreme Court decision to lift a ban on sports betting. The series will culminate with the biggest gambling day of the year, Super Bowl Sunday. The character-driven narrative delivers intimate access to a diverse cross-section of authentic and sometimes garrulous subjects within the sports gaming community, documenting the effects of legalization through their prisms.

“The world of sports gambling has fascinated Hollywood for decades, but never before has a documentary captured the essence of the industry at such a pivotal period,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “Through the lens of industry professionals and real-life gamblers within every virtual layer of the business – both legal and illegal – ACTIONdelivers a one-of-a-kind look as sports gambling enters a brave new world.”

Said director Luke Korem: “The chorus of human stories we present in ACTION will resonate far beyond the world of sports and gambling. This is a sub-culture that reflects to an extreme the risk, reward and uncertainty we find in our everyday lives. I’m thrilled that SHOWTIME is allowing us to capture these stories at such a unique moment in history.”

An estimated $400-$500 billion is wagered annually on sports gambling in the United States. The central figures introduced in ACTIONrange from some of the most respected experts to influencers in the industry, such as reputed professional gambler Bill “Krack” Krackomberger, sports handicapper Kelly Stewart and polarizing sports betting consultant Dave “Vegas Dave” Oancea. ACTION also features Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson, legendary bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro, sports broadcasting icon Brent Musburger and comedian Cousin Sal.

ACTION is a presentation of SHOWTIME Sports Documentary Films. The series is directed and executive produced by Luke Korem (Dealt) and executive produced by Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard and Jordan Wynn from Boardwalk Pictures (Chef’s Table, Last Chance U) as well as executive produced by David Check, who also serves showrunner of the series. ACTION is a Boardwalk Pictures production, in association with Keep On Running Pictures.

ACTION is the latest in a series of culturally significant unscripted programming from SHOWTIME Sports. Additional titles in the lineup include DISGRACED, which won the 2018 Sports Emmy® Award for Best Documentary, the multi-part series SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE, and BIPOLAR ROCK ‘N’ ROLLER. 

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network’s authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS, and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. Viewers can also watch on computers atShowtime.com. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel and Smithsonian Channel Plus™. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.

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ELLIS NAMES 23-PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2019 SHEBELIEVES CUP

Feb 12, 2019

ELLIS NAMES 23-PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2019 SHEBELIEVES CUP

USA Opens Fourth Annual Tournament on Feb. 27 vs. Japan
in Chester, Pa. (7 p.m. ET, FS1)
CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2019) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23-player roster for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, which features the top-ranked Americans, No. 4 England, No. 8 Japan and No. 10 Brazil. All four teams will be participating in this summer’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Brazil, Japan and the USA are three of the seven teams that have participated in each of the seven previous Women’s World Cup tournaments.

U.S. WNT 2019 SheBelieves Cup Roster (Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 19/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 40/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 32/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 14/1), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 77/24), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 112/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 151/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 28/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 2/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 74/18), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 21/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 43/8), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit 11/0), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 8/0)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 143/25), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 266/105), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 5/1), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 155/98), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 108/47), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 45/13), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 146/41)

All 23 players on the U.S. roster were with the WNT for its first two games of the year that were played in France and Spain in January.

“The SheBelieves Cup is a positive event in many ways, but it’s extremely valuable to get three challenging games against World Cup-bound teams in a short time span that can simulate navigating through group play,” said Ellis. “These are all teams that can go deep in the tournament this summer and provide the kind of tests we need as we continue to work to crystalize our lineup and our final roster for the World Cup.”

The U.S. team begins its schedule at the fourth annual edition of the world’s most elite four-team women’s tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 27 against Japan at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. (7 p.m. ET on FS1). England will kick off the competition against Brazil (4 p.m. ET onussoccer.com) in the early game that day.

2019 SheBelieves Cup Schedule

Date Match-Up Kickoff Venue TV
Feb. 27 England vs. Brazil 4 p.m. ET Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa. ussoccer.com
Feb. 27 USA vs. Japan 7 p.m. ET Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa. FS1
March 2 Brazil vs. Japan 1 p.m. CT Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn. ussoccer.com
March 2 USA vs. England 3:30 p.m. CT Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn. FOX
March 5 Japan vs. England 5:15 p.m. ET Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla. ussoccer.com
March 5 USA vs. Brazil 8 p.m. ET Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla. FS1

All the teams will then travel to Nashville, Tenn. and Nissan Stadium where the USA will play England on Saturday, March 2 (3:30 p.m. CT on FOX), which will be preceded by Brazil vs. Japan (1 p.m. CT on ussoccer.com). The tournament will finish on Tuesday, March 5, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. as Japan takes on England (5:15 p.m. ET on ussoccer.com) followed by the tournament finale, featuring the USA against Brazil (8 p.m. ET on FS1).

The 2019 SheBelieves Cup will take the USA halfway through Countdown to the Cup, the team’s 10-game pre-World Cup schedule. Following the tournament, the USA will have two friendly matches in April – against Australia and Belgium – and then three “Send-Off Series” games, against South Africa, New Zealand and Mexico, before leaving for France and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

“We are excited about the upcoming tournament and excited about the selection of players that we will have on the SheBelieves roster,” Ellis added. “Aside from injuries, we are building consistency in the group and testing ourselves against other high caliber teams. These remaining eight matches narrow our focus and we will use these games as fantastic opportunities to continue to come together as a team on and off the field.”

Fifteen of the players named were on last year’s SheBelieves Cup roster and nine players will be participating in their fourth SheBelieves Cup.

TICKETS
Tickets for all three doubleheaders are on sale through ussoccer.com. Groups of 20 or more can submit an online order form at ussoccer.com. SheBelieves Cup VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a tournament t-shirt & scarf, field-level access to watch warmups, and other unique benefits are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com for all three doubleheaders. Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Contactcircles@ussoccer.org for more information.

Additional Notes:

  • There will be a total of 27 players in the USA’s pre-tournament training camp that will be held in Tampa, Fla. Training with the USA during that period will be goalkeeper Jane Campbell, defender Merritt Mathias, defender Emily Fox and midfielder Allie Long.
  • Midfielder Lindsey Horan was not available for selection due to a quadriceps injury.
  • Forward Alex Morgan comes into the match with 98 career goals, just two shy from becoming the seventh player in U.S. history to score 100 or more goals.
  • The USA’s meetings with Japan and Brazil are the first since last summer’s Tournament of Nations when the USA downed Japan, 4-2, and Brazil, 4-1, on the way to claiming the tournament title.
  • The USA’s last meeting with England came during the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, a 1-0 victory.
  • The tournament format will be the same as the first three years. The winner will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a draw), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by goals scored, then head-to-head result. If teams are still tied, the next tie-breaker will be the Fair Play ranking.
  • Each Team is allowed six substitutes per game.
  • All the U.S. matches of the tournament will be shown in the USA on the FOX family of networks, while the non-U.S. matches will be available to watch on ussoccer.com.
  • The average age of the U.S. roster for this SheBelieves Cup is 27.9 years.
  • All 23 players on the U.S. roster play in the NWSL, including defender Tierna Davidson, who was the first pick in the 2019 NWSL Draft by the Chicago Red Stars.
  • In the previous three editions of this tournament, no individual player has scored more than two goals in a tournament. Four players have scored twice: Alex Morgan in 2016, Camille Abily of France in 2017, and Ellen White of England and Eugénie Le Sommer in 2018.
  • Of the first 12 SheBelieves Cup matches over 2016 and 2017, 11 were decided by one or less goal, with just nine goals scored over the six games in both 2016 and 2017.
  • In 2018, the teams combined for 16 goals and two matches saw three-goal margins of victory with England beating France 4-1, and France beating Germany 3-0.
  • The 2018 SheBelieves Cup marked the debut of England head coach Phil Neville, the former Manchester United and Everton star and England National Team defender. In that SheBelieves Cup, England beat France, tied Germany and lost to the USA. Since then, England has gone 6-1-2 with the only loss coming to the USA’s Group F opponent Sweden, a 2-0 setback in November in Rotherham.

– ussoccer.com 

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FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: top football at affordable prices

Feb 12, 2019

FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019: top football at affordable prices

Since its inception in 1977, the FIFA U-20 World Cup has attracted more than 13 million fans from around the globe to its stadiums. From 23 May, supporters will once again be able to catch a glimpse of the most talented young players on the planet when the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 kicks off in Bielsko-Biala, Bydgoszcz, Gdynia, Łódź, Lublin and Tychy.

Tickets for the first-ever FIFA competition to be hosted on Polish soil will be available on 26 February in two categories and start at PLN 10. The only official platform on which to secure these tickets will be FIFA.com/tickets/U20WC.

Ticket prices:

Category I

GROUP MATCHES (1 TO 36): PLN 20

ROUND OF 16 (37 TO 44):  PLN 20

QUARTER-FINALS (45 TO 48):  PLN 30

SEMI-FINALS (49 TO 50):  PLN 30

MATCH FOR 3RD PLACE (51):  PLN 30

FINAL (52):  PLN 40

Category II

GROUP MATCHES (1 TO 36):  PLN 10

ROUND OF 16 (37 TO 44):  PLN 10

QUARTER-FINALS (45 TO 48):  PLN 20

SEMI-FINALS (49 TO 50):  PLN 20

MATCH FOR 3RD PLACE (51):  PLN 20

FINAL (52):  PLN 30

(Current exchange rate: PLN 4.3 = EUR 1)

“I was blessed to be able to play in both the opening match and final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 1987 in a full stadium. That was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that really shaped my career. Poland is a country with a big football tradition and Polish fans will provide the appropriate setting for an exciting competition. Celebrating this tournament in Poland in the year of the Polish FA’s centenary and with a legend like Zbigniew Boniek as the Polish FA President is definitely something very special,” said FIFA Deputy Secretary General (Football) Zvonimir Boban.

Polish Football Association President Zbigniew Boniek commented: “We are just 100 days away from the opening of a true football feast in our country. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is one of the largest football events in the world. Previous tournament editions paved the way for many superb players. It was during those tournaments that the world became aware of such names as Messi, Maradona, Iniesta, Griezmann, Salah and Piqué. Top players of the young generation will arrive in Poland from all continents. Some of them are, without a doubt, the international stars of tomorrow. This is a great opportunity for football fans to see these players for themselves, and become enchanted with their talent and already very high level of skill.

We want the stands of our stadiums to be filled with fans. Attractive ticket prices will surely contribute to a high attendance. In less than two weeks, we will be hosting the official draw ceremony in Gdynia, and ticket sales is due to kick off soon afterwards. We encourage all fans to mark the dates of the tournament in their calendars and before that, of course, go ahead and buy tickets. You simply cannot miss such an event in Poland!”

Following the FIFA U-20 World Cup draw, which will take place in Gdynia on 24 February 2019, Visa cardholders will have an exclusive opportunity to secure their tickets during the Visa presale phase from 26 February at 00:01 CET until 5 March at 23:59 CET.

Fans will also be able to apply for tickets on a first-come, first-served basis from 7 March at 00:01 CET until the day of the final, 15 June. Visa, the Official Payment Services Partner of FIFA, is the preferred payment method for all FIFA ticket sales.

Supporters will be able to “print at home”, meaning that everyone who has successfully applied at FIFA.com/tickets/U20WC will receive their tickets electronically and be able to print them at home in A4 format. Each ticket will include a unique barcode that will be checked and validated at the stadium gate. No tickets will be sold at the stadiums.

Football enthusiasts interested in the corporate hospitality programme for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 can opt for skybox packages in the following four stadiums: Bielsko-Biala, Łódź, Lublin and Tychy. Further details on FIFA U-20 World Cup hospitality are available here.

Besides hosts Poland, the following countries have qualified for the tournament:

AFC: Japan, Korea Republic, Qatar and Saudi Arabia

CAF: Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa

CONMEBOL: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay

Concacaf: Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the USA

OFC: New Zealand and Tahiti

UEFA: France, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Ukraine

Further details on FIFA U-20 World Cup ticketing are available at FIFA.com/tickets/U20WC.

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Concacaf Anuncia Expansión de la Liga Concacaf Scotiabank

Feb 12, 2019

Concacaf Anuncia Expansión de la Liga Concacaf Scotiabank

Los campeones de las ligas nacionales de Centroamérica y un representante de Canadá participarán en la competencia

Miami (lunes 11, de febrero de 2019) – La Confederación de Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de Fútbol Asociación (Concacaf) anunció hoy que la Liga Concacaf Scotiabank – el campeonato oficial para los clubes de Centroamérica y el Caribe – será expandida de 16 a 22 equipos, para incluir cinco clubes centroamericanos y un club de la Premier League canadiense. Además, la competencia ahora será el torneo clasificatorio para los clubes Centroamericanos a Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank.

“Estamos muy entusiasmados de dar un gran paso para mejorar nuestra ampliada Plataforma de Competencias de Clubes de Concacaf”, dijo el Secretario General de Concacaf, Philippe Moggio. “Estamos creando una Liga Concacaf Scotiabank más grande que aumentará las oportunidades para que nuestros miembros del Caribe y Centroamérica jueguen partidos más relevantes y competitivos. Con 22 equipos participando, la ventana de acceso es más amplia, lo que brinda mayores oportunidades de clasificarse para el torneo más importante de clubes de la región, la Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank”.

La competencia, que se seguirá jugando en un formato de eliminación directa, comenzará ahora con una ronda preliminar en julio. Los 12 clubes que participarán en esta ronda inicial se dividirán en seis emparejamientos para una serie de ida y vuelta. Los ganadores, que se determinarán con la diferencia de goles, se unirán a los nueve clubes centroamericanos mejor clasificados y al subcampeón del Campeonato Caribeño de Clubes en los octavos de final.

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Además de clasificar al campeón a la Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank, la Liga Concacaf Scotiabank clasificará a cinco equipos adicionales. Al final de la competencia, los clubes serán organizados del 1 al 15, de acuerdo al procedimiento de desempate de la competencia. Los cinco mejores clubes calificados se clasificarán automáticamente para la edición 2020 de la Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank.

Para 2019, las plazas de las Asociaciones Miembro se asignaron de la siguiente manera (en orden alfabético por Asociación Miembro):

Ronda preliminar (12 clubes): Belice 1, Canadá 2, Caribe 3, Caribe 4, Costa Rica 3, El Salvador 2, El Salvador 3, Guatemala 2, Guatemala 3, Honduras 3, Nicaragua 2 y Panamá 3

Octavos de final (10 + 6 ganadores de la Ronda preliminar): Caribe 2, Costa Rica 1, Costa Rica 2, El Salvador 1, Guatemala 1, Honduras 1, Honduras 2, Nicaragua 1, Panamá 1 y Panamá 2.

El lugar, fecha y hora para el sorteo oficial que organizará los clubes participantes para la ronda preliminar y los octavos de final se anunciarán en los próximos meses.

Inaugurada en el 2017, la Liga Concacaf Scotiabank abrió las puertas a una mayor participación a los clubes caribeños y centroamericanos, brindándoles la oportunidad de jugar partidos más relevantes, a un nivel más alto y la posibilidad de clasificar para la competencia principal de clubes de las Confederación La Liga de Campeones Concacaf Scotiabank.

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