Linares vs. Campbell Live on HBO at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum on Saturday, September 23

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  Linares vs. Campbell Live on HBO at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum on Saturday, September 23

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER ANTONIO “RELENTESS” OROZCO TO PUT WBC USNBC TITLE ON THE LINE AGAINST ROBERTO “MASSA” ORTIZ AS CO-MAIN EVENT FOR LINARES VS. CAMPBELL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT LOS ANGELES’ ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM
TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
Tickets still available!
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 18, 2017) Super lightweight contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC USNBC Super Lightweight title against veteran Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs) in the televised opener and co-feature for the lightweight showdown between Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championship on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Orozco is coming off a spectacular fourth-round knockout win against KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson, where a thunderous right hand gave Gibson the first loss of his career. Orozco’s resume also includes impressive wins against Steve “2POUND” Forbes, Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor and Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto. The 29-year-old of San Diego, California will look to continue his rise to the pinnacle of the 140-pound division in what promises to be an action-packed fight.
Ortiz, of Torreon, Mexico, is the former WBC Silver Super Lightweight champion whose only loss was via a controversial second-round knockout against Argentine knockout artist Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse in September of 2014. Since then, the 31-year-old Ortiz has scored four wins and will look to take advantage of his second opportunity to fight on a large Golden Boy Promotions event.
“I’m happy to have an opportunity to fight at the Forum, where there have been many iconic fights,” said Antonio Orozco. “I’m looking to leave an imprint there on September 23.We know Roberto Ortiz is a tremendous fighter. He definitely comes to fight. He’s aggressive. He’s a very strong fighter, and this is one of those matchups where styles make fights.”
“Antonio is a tremendous fighter and one of the top 10 super lightweights in the sport today,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “He is rugged fighter that pushes himself and his opponents in the ring. Fans can expect to see a great show in the ring when he challenges Ortiz in the co-feature to Linares vs. Campbell on Sept. 23.”
Linares vs. Campbell is a 12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championships, to be held Saturday, September 23 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California. The championship event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Matchroom Boxing, in association with Teiken Promotions. Orozco vs. Ortiz is a 10-round fight for the WBC USNBC super lightweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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Match officials for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 appointed

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Match officials for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 appointed

With only two months to go before the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 kicks off, the FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 21 trios of match officials, representing all six confederations.

For FIFA, it is essential to ensure that the best match officials from all around the world are selected for FIFA competitions. For some of the selected match officials, India 2017 will be another important step in their preparations for FIFA’s flagship competition, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. At the same time, this competition in India will give other ambitious FIFA referees the opportunity to show their quality while taking another step forward in their career.

FIFA has also selected seven support referees, but with a twist: for the first-ever time, FIFA has selected female referees for a men’s tournament. The results and improvements seen in the joint preparations have shown that the time has come for elite female referees to officiate in men’s competitions together with their male colleagues.

“We think it’s time for elite female referees to be involved in a FIFA men’s competition. They worked together with male match officials last year and now we want to see them working together in a competition,” said FIFA Head of Refereeing Massimo Busacca.

The referees have completed a host of activities together in several seminars, including theoretical sessions in the classroom and practical sessions on the field of play. The match officials have also discussed and practiced various game situations to achieve consistency and uniformity.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will take place in Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai and New Delhi between 6 and 28 October 2017. The final will be played at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata on 28 October.

List of appointed match offcials FU17WC India 2017
More information about the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
Match Schedule FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

 

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Rayados sigue creciendo

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Rayados sigue creciendo

José Basanta ve un Monterrey fuerte

 

Aunque el arranque en el Apertura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer ha sido productivo para el Monterrey, los albiazules no se conforman con lo obtenido teniendo como meta seguir creciendo hasta cumplir con las expectativas.

 

En términos generales, el rendimiento de Rayados ha sido aprobatorio en lo que va de la campaña, pero el compromiso del Equipo es continuar con el trabajo intenso de cada día, afirma José Basanta.

 

“Que la gente se identifique con nuestro juego y bueno vamos por buen camino. Todavía falta un montón, pero tenemos que ir creciendo día a día, pero el camino que llevamos es el correcto”, explicó el capitán de los regiomontanos.

 

“Se destaca el Equipo, no sólo la función defensiva, sino en general. Empezando por los delanteros que están haciendo un sacrificio enorme, se ve reflejado hacia atrás. Los volantes también, ese bloque que dejamos al no dejar espacios, al presionar de otra manera, casi siempre en campo de ellos”, consideró.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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Marcelo Díaz, seleccionado chileno, es nuevo jugador de Pumas

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Marcelo Díaz, seleccionado chileno, es nuevo jugador de Pumas

 

El Club Universidad Nacional informa que hizo un gran esfuerzo para que a partir de este jueves, Marcelo Díaz, seleccionado nacional de Chile, sea nuevo jugador de Pumas.

Surgido de la Universidad de Chile y con una gran trayectoria internacional, el mediocampista jugó cinco años en el viejo continente, en el que disputó competencias de renombre como la Champions League y la Europa League.

Además ha sido seleccionado de su país desde 2011. Jugó la Copa del Mundo de Brasil 2014, fue bicampeón de la Copa América (2015 y 2016) y recientemente fue subcampeón de la Copa FIFA Confederaciones 2017.

Cortesia: Club Pumas

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The Best FIFA Football Awards: shortlisted candidates revealed

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The Best FIFA Football Awards: shortlisted candidates revealed

Today, FIFA announced the shortlisted candidates for four individual trophies, which will be presented at The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony in London on 23 October 2017

Two panels of renowned experts from across the six confederations have decided upon the shortlisted candidates for the top performers of the 2016-17 season. The men’s awards recognise achievements from 20 November 2016 to 2 July 2017, and the women’s awards take into account the period between 20 November 2016 and 6 August 2017.

Award categories:

The Best FIFA Men’s Player * – 24 candidates shortlisted

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach ** – 12 candidates shortlisted

The Best FIFA Women’s Player – 10 candidates shortlisted

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach – 10 candidates shortlisted

*The original shortlist was due to include 23 players. Since the voting process resulted in a tie for 23rd position, the list was increased to 24 names.
** The original shortlist was due to include ten coaches. Since the voting process resulted in a tie for tenth position, the list was increased to 12 names.

Voting process for The Best FIFA Football Awards:
The winner of each of the four award categories above will be chosen by football stakeholders from around the world, meaning that:

  • The captains of all national teams decide on 25% of the results
  • The head coaches of all national teams decide on 25% of the results
  • A public fan ballot on FIFA.com decides on 25% of the results
  • A group of over 200 members of the international media decides on 25% of the results

The voting process for the men’s and women’s awards will open on 21 August and close on 7 September. FIFA will announce the final lists of the three nominees for each of the four categories listed above – as well as for the FIFA Puskás Award, the FIFA Fan Award and the brand new The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award – later in September.

For more information on the voting process for each of The Best FIFA Football Awards, see the Rules of Allocation

To keep up with the latest news about The Best FIFA Football Awards™, visit FIFA.com, The Best FIFA Football Awards official Facebook page or the FIFA channel on YouTube.

Join the discussion about who should win this year’s prizes by using the hashtag #TheBest

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