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Football: Bayern against Al Duhail or Al Ahly in semi-final World Cup clubs
5:21 pm Bayern Munich will play in the semi-finals of the World Cup tournament for clubs against Al Duhail or Al Ahly. That was the result of Tuesday’s draw. The clubs from Qatar and Egypt will first decide among themselves who can play against the winner of the European Champions League.
The event in Qatar kicks off on February 4 with the meeting between Tigres UANL from Mexico and Ulsan Hyundai from South Korea. The winner will play against the champion of South America in the semi-final. Who that is has yet to be decided between Santos and Palmeiras, two clubs from Brazil.
For the tournament between the continental champions, Oceania did not send a participant. This is the result of measures taken against the corona crisis.
Danny Makkelie is one of the referees at the event, the final of which will take place on February 11th. For the time being, a limited number of spectators are admitted to the matches.
Football: Norwegian Riise interim coach of English football players
4:07 PM The Norwegian Hege Riisse has been appointed by the English Football Association as the interim national coach of the football players. Riisse fulfills the task until Sarina Wiegman (51), currently national coach of Orange, joins the FA.
The English federation announced earlier in the week that Phil Neville will immediately stop as national coach. Not he, but Risse will coach the English players at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. After the Games in Tokyo, Wiegman will join the FA. The KNVB has not yet appointed a successor.
As a player, 51-year-old Riise became world champion in 1995 and won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 2000. She came to no fewer than 188 international matches.
Football: Vertonghen and four other Benfica players have corona
3:52 PM Jan Vertonghen and four other Benfica football players are infected with the corona virus. The club from Lisbon announced this on Tuesday.
Gilberto, Grimaldo, Luca Waldschmidt and Diogo Gonçalves are the other Benfica players to be quarantined. As many as twelve members of the club’s coaching staff have also been infected.
Benfica would prefer not to take action for two weeks. The team is third in the Portuguese football league.
Football: Beerschot promotes Still (28) to head coach after Losada leaves
The Belgian football club Beerschot has appointed Will Still as head coach. He was the assistant to the Argentinian Hernán Losada, who has chosen to continue his career with the American club DC United.
The only 28-year-old Still, who has also worked at Lierse SK and Standard Liège, is the youngest trainer at the highest level in Belgium.
Beerschot is the number 10 of the Belgian football competition.
Cycling: Alaphilippe starts season in Provence
12.38 pm: For world champion Julian Alaphilippe, the season starts in the Tour of Provence. The French cyclist from Deceuninck – Quick-Step will make his first race kilometers of this year there from 11 February. The course, which originated in 2016, includes a ride to Chalet-Reynard, a few kilometers below the top of Mont Ventoux.
Alaphilippe took part in the four-day stage race only once before, in 2016. At the end of February, he will also show his rainbow jersey in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, his team reports.
“I can’t wait to show that jersey in as many races as possible. I am still recovering from my fall in the Tour of Flanders, but I am making significant steps. I am sure that it will only get better in the coming weeks ”, said Alaphilippe, who rode a motorcycle in the Tour of Flanders, in a leading group with Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert.
Football: FC Twente has to miss Oosterwolde for a few weeks
11.46 am: FC Twente coach Ron Jans has no access to Jayden Oosterwolde for the time being. The defender dropped out in the league game against Ajax last Thursday with a hamstring injury. The Enschede club reports on Tuesday that further investigation has shown that Oosterwolde is not available for “a few weeks”.
Jans also saw attacker Vaclav Cerny drop out in the duel with Ajax. Friday it turned out that his injury is much more serious. The Czech is no longer expected to kick off this season due to a serious knee injury.
Speed skating: Canadian speed skater Fish does not defend world title in Thialf
11.22 am: Graeme Fish will not participate in the World Championship distances in Heerenveen next month. The 23-year-old Canadian is the reigning world champion in the 10 kilometers and also holder of the world record.
“It was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. I would have preferred to just come to the Netherlands, but because of the corona virus I think it is too great a risk ”, Fish told schaatsen.nl.
“At the moment I think my health is just a bit more important than a World Cup. I am still very young and would not want to risk my future by traveling to the Netherlands and contracting the virus there. Then I’d rather stay in Canada to work on certain things so that next year I’ll be better than ever. It has always been a dream to win gold in the Olympics. I know it is still a long way off, but I am already working towards it. ”
In February of last year in Salt Lake City, Fish broke the world record of his fellow countryman Ted-Jan Bloemen on the 10 kilometers: 12.33.86.
The World Cup distances are from 11 to 14 February.
Football: Torino finds a new trainer in former player Nicola
10.52 am: The Italian football club Torino has found a new trainer in Davide Nicola. The 47-year-old Italian, former player of the club, succeeds Marco Giampaolo. Giampaolo was fired on Monday by Serie A number 18.
Nicola has also worked domestically in recent years; at Crotone, Udinese and Genoa. In recent years he has managed to save clubs from relegation.
As a player for Torino, Nicola had a share in the promotion to Serie A in the 2005-2006 season with a goal in the play-off final.
Torino awaits the away game against Benevento on Friday.
Badminton: Caljouw stranded again in the first round
10.12 amBadminton player Mark Caljouw has been eliminated in the first round at the Toyota Thailand Open in Bangkok. Lee Cheuk Yiu was just the better in an exciting match: 13-21 25-23 22-20.
Caljouw also went down in the first round in the Yonex Thailand Open, also in Bangkok, last week, then against Lee’s compatriot NG Ka Long Angus. Both tournaments from the World Tour in Thailand do not count towards Olympic qualification. Before that, it will be played from March, starting in Basel.
For Selena Piek and Robin Tabeling, the tournament also ended in the mixed doubles after one round. The first-placed Thai couple Puavaranukroh / Taerattanachai was too strong for the Dutch duo in two games (21-14 21-19).
Basketball: Harden also accurate in second game for Nets
07.45 am: Also in his second game for Brooklyn Nets, newcomer James Harden has shown that the basketball team from New York has an extra star. Harden, who came over from Houston Rockets last week, was good for 34 points and 12 assists against Milwaukee Bucks, making a significant contribution to the 125-123 victory.
On his debut on Sunday, the Nets defeated Orlando Magic and Harden immediately signed for a so-called triple-double, including 32 points. He became the first player of Brooklyn Nets to immediately exceed 30 points for the team in his first two games.
Kevin Durant added 30 points including a three-point 36 seconds before the final whistle. The ball had landed at Durant after Harden missed a three-pointer but won the ball himself in the rebound. He passed the ball to his teammate who thus turned out to have determined the final score. Not much later, Khris Middleton missed a long throw and the chance to give the Bucks a lead. He did that again with 1 second on the clock.
The defeat cost Milwaukee the leading position in the Eastern Conference where the Boston Celtics now top. Los Angeles Lakers kept the lead in the Western Conference despite a defeat. Golden State Warriors was too strong in LA 115-113. Stephen Curry was the top scorer with the Warriors with 26 points. At the Lakers, LeBron James got stuck on 19 points.
Water polo: Water polosters in Trieste on the hunt for Olympic ticket
07.16 am: The Dutch water polosters will be hunting for a ticket for the Olympic Games in Trieste this week. The Olympic qualifying tournament is the last chance for the team of national coach Arno Havenga to qualify for Tokyo.
The Dutch open the tournament in the ‘bubble’ in the Italian city at 8 PM against Slovakia. The Dutch also play against host country Italy in group A (Wednesday at 2 PM) and France (Thursday at 4 PM). The quarter-finals will be on Friday, while the decision will be made on Saturday in the battle for the last two tickets to Tokyo. Havenga expects the Orange to take on Hungary or Greece, on paper the two strongest teams from group B.
The winners of the two semi-finals will qualify for the Games. The Dutch water polosters took Olympic gold in 2008, but grabbed both 2012 and 2016 at the OKT in addition to a ticket for the Games. In 2012, the Dutch lost the deciding game in Trieste against Italy (6-7). Four years later at the qualifying tournament in Gouda, things went wrong against Spain at the last minute (7-10).