Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players Share on Twitter Read more Read more Share via Email For Poland the pattern is frustratingly familiar at major tournaments, and has been since 1982. They qualify well, hopes are raised and then they find that on the highest stage the shirt hangs heavy, players lose faith in what got them there and the result is a safety-first style that results in grouchiness and early exits.Colombia, meanwhile, fight on. Unless Poland do them an unlikely favour by beating Japan they will probably have to beat Senegal to qualify, but at least now there is hope. match reports Reuse this content Pekerman dedicated the victory to Carlos Sánchez, who was sent off in the opening defeat to Japan. Although he refused to confirm whether the former Aston Villa midfielder had received death threats, as has been reported, he did say Sánchez had been “deeply affected”. “I think we all understand that football really is something else. It is ultimately a game we play with a lot of responsibility, dedication and effort and so forth, but these things shouldn’t be said lightly.”Pekerman took responsibility himself for the Japan defeat, admitting he had “made mistakes”. With the combination of Quintero and Rodríguez, though, they had found a way of playing that was “close to the goal of how we wanted to play.” This was probably Colombia’s best performance since the last World Cup; Pekerman sides are always at their best when counterattacking with rapid, precise geometry. Read more Share on Facebook Colombia Share on Pinterest World Cup Forgotten man Falcao determined to make up for lost time with Colombia Poland Rodríguez and Quintero are contrasting No 10s, the modern dynamic runner and the more traditional variant, to be celebrated, perhaps, for what might most politely be referred to as his cerebral approach and economy of movement. Playing them together seemed a major risk, but along with Juan Cuadrado, Colombia’s creative trident picked Poland apart with clinical beauty. “More than once we felt that combination could be a good one,” said Pekerman. “They are two players with extraordinary talent. Tonight they contributed these great talents and played in a very complementary fashion.”On loan at River Plate from Porto, Quintero is a throwback, more cask than six-pack in tone, a player whose reluctance to submit to the more rigorous aspects of professionalism has frustrated a series of coaches. He had already played one astute reverse pass when, after 40 minutes, he played another to find Rodríguez in space on the right. His cross was perfect, and Yerry Mina nodded in from close range. Given he has only completed 90 minutes twice this year, it was no great surprise that Quintero was taken off after 73 minutes but before he went, he played in Radamel Falcao to score with an incisive prod of his left foot. A brilliant Rodríguez pass laid on the third for Cuadrado, who also had a fine game, attacking the space behind the Poland wing-back Maciej Rybus. Topics Share on WhatsApp Poland, unfortunately, continue to be at their best when they are not in tournaments. Adam Nawalka’s switch to a back three, although he had trialled it in the pre-tournament friendly against Nigeria, seemed in retrospect a warning. All through qualifying he had used either a 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1; this was a sign that that team was effectively over and that, at the worst possible time, he was trying to forge a new one. As he sat helpless in the face of a barrage of hostile questions from the Polish media, the celebrations of Colombia fans clearly audible from outside the stadium, he did his best to defend the indefensible, insisting Poland had simply been beaten by the better side. That may be true, but it’s equally true that Poland were a better side in qualifying.Tactically, perhaps, setting a wing-back in Rybus against Cuadrado was a risk, and one that didn’t come close to paying off, but Poland’s struggles were about far more than that. There was a strange lifelessness about them while Robert Lewandowksi, who had seemed out of sorts towards the end of the season, most notably in the Champions League semi-final, was again listless, nothing like the figure who scored 16 goals in qualifying. Poland 0-3 Colombia: World Cup 2018 – as it happened Sometimes the answer comes by changing the question. Rather than asking whether he should play James Rodríguez – now he was sufficiently recovered from his calf injury to start – or Juan Quintero, and coming up with a fairly obvious response, José Pekerman selected both and was rewarded not merely with a result that keeps alive Colombia’s hopes of making the last 16, but with a performance that made them look like a side that could go a long, long way in the tournament. World Cup 2018
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TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Diego Lainez insists choosing Real Betis over Ajax best decisionby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDiego Lainez is delighted with his move to Real Betis.The 18 year-old Mexico international chose Betis over Ajax this week as he arrived from Club America.Lainez said, “I’m happy to be part of this great club. Surely it is the best decision I have made. There were other options but it was easy because I wanted to come here. I’m sure it’s a great club. “What I was told by (Lorenzo) Serra Ferrer and Federico (Martínez Feria, the general manager) I saw on Sunday, when I saw the match I saw a very good feeling because all the fans were encouraging from the minute one until the end. Andrés (Guardado) is very important here. Very happy and happy to be in this great club and now to respond and give the best of me with humility and good football.”
KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 4: Dante Fowler Jr. #6 of the Florida Gators gestures toward fans in the closing seconds of the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Florida defeated Tennessee 10-9. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Dante Fowler’s time as a Florida football player is over, as the junior defensive lineman is headed to the NFL. Fowler, a potential first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, won’t be leaving Florida without saying “thank you” to all the fans who supported him during his time in Gainesville, Fla. The 6-foot-3, 261-pound defensive end took out an ad in Friday’s Gainesville Sun expressing gratitude to all of Gator Nation. Very cool from @TheDanteFowler6, thanking the #GatorNation with an ad in today’s @GainesvilleSun @Gator_sports pic.twitter.com/G3RwAjHPtB— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) January 30, 2015Well done, Dante. Fowler, a possible outside linebacker at the next level, is projected to go 13th overall to New Orleans in NFL.com’s latest mock draft.
scoreboard at memorial stadium comes downDon’t worry, Oklahoma fans. What you’ll see in the below video was planned.Thursday night, Oklahoma purposely knocked down the skeleton of its scoreboard at Memorial Stadium, making way for a new video board that will span 8,750 feet. According to Tulsa World, the panels that accompanied the skeleton were removed and will be sold off.The new board will be up before the 2016 season.It’s gonna be Sweet #Brackets #OUDNA #BGB #SoonerMagic #Big12Champs pic.twitter.com/TUvnWf2h6E— Coach Drew Hill (@OU_CoachHill) December 3, 2015Video of the board coming down pic.twitter.com/0JP9oMRMmc— Siandhara Bonnet (@SiandharaB) December 3, 2015Despite the construction, Oklahoma’s 2015 campaign isn’t over. The Sooners are likely headed to the College Football Playoff.
London: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not concerned by Marcus Rashford’s recent lack of goals, pointing to the Manchester United forward’s hunger and determination to improve. Teenager Mason Greenwood saved his teammates’ blushes on Thursday, scoring in United’s unconvincing 1-0 win against Astana in their Europa League opener at home. United started brightly but Rashford missed a number of opportunities against the champions of Kazakhstan. Solskjaer has spoken of his desire for the 21-year-old to score more goals but is not worried that the academy graduate has netted just once from open play in eight appearances for club and country this season. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”He’s getting the chances,” the United boss said of Rashford, who has scored two penalties this campaign. “Of course he could have had three today (Thursday). The keeper made a few fantastic saves. “I don’t worry about that, no. We’re working every single day in training with Marcus. He wants to improve, wants to be better.” Asked if United needed more goals from Rashford and fellow forward Anthony Martial, he said: “All the goals we’ve scored have come from the forwards with Marcus and Anthony, and Dan James. I’m sure they’ll chip in with many, many goals. “He is still young, he’ll improve. You won’t hit your peak as a striker until you’re 26 or 27. He’s still learning what finishes to make in different circumstances.” Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersSolskjaer expects to be without Martial for Sunday’s match away to West Ham, along with Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw. United, fourth in the Premier League table, could also be missing Wales winger James, who missed the match against Astana with a knock sustained in last week’s victory against Leicester. Defensive problems have dogged United during their winless away run that stretches back to the shock victory at Paris Saint-Germain in March but Solskjaer said he was relaxed.
Visakhapatnam: Team India will aim to begin their home leg of the ICC World Test Championship on a high when they take on South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series beginning on Wednesday at the ACA-VDCA Stadium. Virat Kohli’s men would be full of confidence after they consolidated their position as the No.1 side with a 2-0 series whitewash in West Indies, which also saw them earn their first points in the WTC. They would go into the series as undeniable favourites considering their enviable record at home since 2012-13. Ever since the West Indies series which saw legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar hang his boots, they’ve won each of their 10 series —the joint highest by any team on their home soil. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuHowever, the upcoming series against the Proteas will not be an easy one. The quality of the South African side, despite their inexperience, was visible in the T20I series which ended in a draw. And with the likes of Faf du Plessis coming into the line-up, the hosts can be rest assured to face a stiff competition from the Proteas. Kohli will not have the services of his premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the latter has been ruled out because of a stress fracture. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersHowever, the No. 1 ranked side will still have the services of Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami, who have been in great form in the last two years. But, the biggest talking point of the series — without a doubt — will be Rohit Sharma, who has been given an opportunity to cement his place in the Test side. Rohit, who opens for India in the limited-overs cricket, will be batting alongside Mayank Agarwal at the top of the order. The Indian team management has also decided to give Wriddhiman Saha another opportunity as the 33-year-old has been tasked to keep the wickets in place of Rishabh Pant. On the other hand, South Africa would go into the series with some confidence after their winning finish to the T20I series that helped them earn a 1-1 draw after the first game was washed off. The visitors had a horrid time when they last toured India in 2015 as they had lost three of the four Tests they played. And in the upcoming series, things appear even more difficult as they lack experience, with Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla retiring. However, they would be buoyed by the performance of Aiden Markram, who scored a fluent century in the practice game against Board President’s XI. While skipper Faf Du Plessis and Dean Elgar will provide them with the much-needed confidence with the bat, the bowling unit seems well-rounded with the return of Philander and Lungi Ngidi, and left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj who will be joining forces with Kagiso Rabada in their attempt to make inroads into the strong Indian batting line-up. India XI: Virat Kohli (Capt), Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Md Shami. South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.
Kolkata: A total of 34 functional teams have been formed to smoothen the process of merger of United Bank of India (UBI), Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), a senior official said. The merger is scheduled to come into force from April 1 next year. “Thirty four functional teams have been created to come out with solutions for the process of integration,” a UBI official told PTI. A team comprises two members each from the three banks from different functional areas, he said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra “The functional teams will also try standardising the loan process, credit terms and benefits extended to the customers in the interim period till the merger comes into effect to avoid customer-related issues in the future,” the official said. The UBI had conducted customer meets at Kolkata, Guwahati and Patna to allay their apprehensions about the future of banking, the official said. UBI managing director and CEO A K Pradhan had earlier said that though the balance sheet merger is likely to happen by April 1 next year, it will take another three to six months after that for the HR and IT integration to be completed. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days He had said the complete harmonisation among the three entities would take another 12 to 14 months after the merger. Senior officials of the three banks had held a meeting recently. The merger will make the new entity the second-largest bank in the country after the State Bank of India (SBI) with a total business volume of Rs 18 lakh crore. This comes after the Centre’s announcement to consolidate 10 public sector banks into four. Allahabad Bank will be merged with Indian Bank while the Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank will be amalgamated. Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank will also be merged. Last year, the Centre had approved the merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda that came into effect from April 1 this year. In 2017, the State Bank of India had absorbed five of its associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank.
New Delhi: The Sky Is Pink is ready to hit the screens this month. Its actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas found the film very special and saw a connection between her real-life parents and her character in the movie. Director Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink is about a couple that lose their daughter to pulmonary fibrosis, a serious immunity disease. The film has Priyanka and Farhan Akhtar acting as parents of that girl. “This is a very special film based on a special real-life couple who thrive through extraordinary circumstances. I feel like in a cynical world today where we live our own lives, this film shows you what it can do when you have a family, family support,” Priyanka said. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”I feel like when I read the movie (script), that’s when you know.. jumped out at me so much because my parents were like that. They were extremely supportive and that gave me the ability to be who I am and where I am today,” she added and requested the audience to not leave their brains behind to watch this movie. The film also stars actor Rohit Saraf. “This talks about love, togetherness and loss. It talks about all these things in a very unique and different perspective.”
Bengaluru: Skipper Manish Pandey and opener K L Rahul shone with the bat as Karnataka defeated Chhattisgarh by 79 runs in their Elite Group A match of the Vijay Hazare trophy here on Wednesday. Put into bat first at M Chinnaswamy stadium, Karnataka rode on Rahul’s 81 runs and an unbeaten 142 by Pandey. It was a Rahul and Pandey show all the way, as the duo hammered the Chhattisgarh bowlers. Karnataka posted a decent 285/7 in their 50 overs, and managed to bundle out the opposition for 206 in 44 overs. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuKarnataka lost opener Devdutt Padikkal (8) and Karun Nair (1) quickly. But Rahul and Pandey had other plans, as they conjured up a solid 150-run stand for the third wicket. Rahul, who was dropped from the Indian Test team against South Africa, made a statement of sorts to the national selectors. He hit six fours and a lone six in his patient 103- ball knock, as he played second fiddle to Pandey. For Chhattisgarh, pacer Pankaj Rao (2-60) and Shashank Singh (2-66) took two wickets each. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersPandey blasted a quick-fire 142 off just 118 balls, which included five fours and seven sixes. While wickets kept falling at the other end, Pandey kept playing his shots and it was because of his incredible knock that Karnataka crossed the 280-run mark. Karnataka pacers M Prasidh Krishana (3-31) and Ronit More (2-52) ran through the Chhattisgarh top order, and they were struggling at 3-68. Then spinner Shreyas Gopal (3-53) spun his web around Chhattisgarh batsmen, as their chase never really took off. For Chhattisgarh, Amandeep Khare fought a lone battle with 43 out of 62 balls. Amandeep was the last man to be dismissed, as Chhattisgarh’s innings folded up at 206. Meanwhile, in the other Elite Group A match, Saurashtra thrashed Andhra by a whopping 153 runs, in which Samarth Vyas and Jaydev Unadkat shone with the bat and ball, respectively. In another match, Jharkhand pipped Kerala by five runs to grab four points in 36-over game that went down to the wire. Brief Scores: Karnataka 285/7 (Manish Pandey 142 not out, K L Rahul 81; Pankaj Rao 2-60) beat Chhattisgarh 206 all out (Amandeep Khare 43, Shashank Chandrakar 42; M Prasidh Krishna 3-31) by 79 runs. Karnataka four points, Chhattisgarh 0 points. Saurashtra 298/3 (Samarth Vyas 124 not out, V Jadeja 82; Manish Golamaru 1-40) beat Andhra 145 all out (Karan Shinde 52, Shoaib Khan 35; Jaydev Unadkat 3-18). Saurashtra four points, Andhra 0 points. Jharkhand 258/5 in 36 overs (Kumar Deobrat 54, Saurabh Tiwari 49; Sandeep Warrior 3-33) beat Kerala 253 all out (Sachin Baby 60, Vishnu Vinod 56; Anukul Roy 4-31, Utkarsh Singh 4-38) by five runs. Jharkhand four points, Kerala 0 points.
Mumbai: Russell Peters describes comedians across the world in today’s times as the “truth tellers”, the last unbiased lot who call a spade a spade through their craft. Someone once described the truth as a poetry to Russell, he recalls, before adding, “And everyone hates poetry.” “We are the last of the truth tellers. We live in a time where you’re not sure which version of the news you’re getting. It’s all skewed towards someone’s favour. Comedians are the unbiased ones who are able to tell you what’s really going on. We tell it to you in no uncertain terms,” Russell told PTI. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger Speaking the truth through jokes can often offend people but the Indo-Canadian comedian believes there is nothing that can’t be sorted out if people have a dialogue. “People take offence online but have you ever physically met one of these offended people? I’m almost convinced they don’t really exist. Until I physically meet any of these people I’m not going to believe they’re real. My goal is to make you laugh so if you take offence chances are you’re the problem and not me.” Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up Russell is currently in country as part of his ‘Deported World Tour’ where is performing at Zee Live’s Supermoon. Russell started his career nearly 30 years ago and says he just can’t “physically sit down” to write his material and hasn’t done that ever. “Like right now with the Deported World Tour, it’s already set. I know the begining middle and the end. From November, I’ll have nothing, I’ll walk on stage with a blank slate and I’ve six shows that weekend with zero material. “Basically it’ll be me talking to the audience and trying to figure it out. Once I get a direction that I like or something new hits me, that’s where it gets exciting: ‘Oh I can’t believe I thought of that, let’s go down that road.’ It’s a fun but scary process at the same time.” The comedian says the last thing he would want from the audience is to walk out of his show and wonder, “What the hell was that?” “It’s something we definitely don’t want happening. Some comics don’t give a damn if you walk away but they have a certain level of privilege that I don’t have. A lot of comedians understand or feel their position in the business is precarious. That’s what keeps me alive.” Though the 49-year-old has been in the comedy scene for most of his life, Russell says it is vital for stand up comics to keep themselves updated. “The way to be relevant is to just keep doing it. You could stagnate yourself, I could’ve done it to myself many years ago by doing the same kind of comedy over and over but eventually it would’ve tired people. I would get bored doing it. I don’t want to hear me doing the same joke. “Comedy is like a fights sport. If you’re weak, you’re going to get taken out. You have to have a fighting spirit,” he adds.
Mumbai: Allaying fears of any threat to the banking system, Reserve Bank governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday asked the public not to panic as the entire banking system, including cooperative ones, continue to remain sound and stable. Das also said in the wake of the crisis at Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, the RBI is reviewing the existing regulatory framework for cooperative banks and will discuss the matter with the government. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe statement assumes importance as PMC is the 24th cooperative bank to be placed under RBI administrators in 2019 and there are many regulatory and administrative gaps in the system as the states have a big say in their matters. Also, there is political interference in their functioning. Urban cooperative banks are registered as cooperative societies either with the State Cooperative Societies Act or the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002 and are regulated and supervised by the Registrar of Cooperative Societies of the respective states or by the Central Registrar of Cooperative Societies. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe RBI regulates and supervises only the banking functions of the urban cooperatives and carries out on-site inspections and off-site surveillance on them and also issues directions and operational instructions to protect the interest of the depositors. “So far as the RBI is concerned, I would like to make it very clear that our banking sector remains sound and stable and there is no reason for any unnecessary panic,” Das told reporters at the customary post-policy presser. He said sometimes unnecessary rumours can create panic and urged the public to not to pay attention to them. On September 23, RBI had put a slew of restrictions on PMC after finding financial irregularities and under-reporting of loans given to the bankrupt real estate developer HDIL. Das claimed that RBI acted very swiftly and promptly, when the issue was brought to its notice. The RBI superseded the previous management and appointed administrator at the urban cooperative bank. It also revised the withdrawal limit from Rs an initial amount of Rs 1,000 per depositors to Rs 10,000 and very recently to Rs 25,000 per account. However, it can be noted that the scam and underreporting at PMC was on for the past several years and RBI’s own annual inspections did not find anything amiss all these years and the action came only after a board member blew the lid over on September 17. The governor also assured that RBI would not allow any cooperative bank to collapse. “One incident cannot be and should not be used to generalise the health of the cooperative banking sector,” he emphasised. Das said the RBI is also reviewing the regulatory framework of cooperative banks. “Based on our review, we will take a fresh look at the regulatory framework of the cooperative banks. If any changes are required, we will take up with the matter with the government,” he said. As per the confession made by the suspended managing director of PMC Bank Joy Thomas, the bank kept maintained its loans to HDIL-as much as over 73 percent of its book or Rs 6,500 crore of the Rs 8,880 crore assets, as standard even when the bankrupt real estate company was defaulting on repayments from the past two-three years. Asked why was RBI, which carries out annual inspection of all cooperative banks, was not able to identify the problems all these years, all Das said was that all aspects of PMC is being looked into. “Since the matter is under the investigation of the EOW, I would not like to go into any further now,” he said. On whether the deposit insurance cover should be enhanced from the present Rs 1 lakh, deputy governor NS Vishwanathan said there has been a demand for the same but no decision has been taken yet. “There has been a demand in the past as well but to the extent of deposit insurance cover, there are many elements that get into it as to how much percentage of deposits should get covered and how many percentage of depositors should be covered. Though there have been studies on the topic no final decision has been taken,” he said. Stating that RBI is monitoring the top 50 NBFCs and HFCs, he said, “RBI will endeavour to ensure that we do not encounter failure of another large systematically important NBFC. With that objective we are monitoring them.”