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Football: Fulham lays down defender Kongolo until mid-2024

00.14 hours: Fulham has definitively taken over the Dutch defender Terence Kongolo from Huddersfield Town. The former Feyenoord player signed a contract until mid-2024, with an option for another year. He already came to the club from London on a rental basis in January of this year, but was quickly seriously injured. As a result, the four-time international did not play for Fulham last season, which was promoted to the Premier League.

The team of trainer Scott Parker has started badly at the highest level in England. Fulham lost the first four league matches.

Football: Excelsior is recovering after a bad period

10:59 pm: Excelsior has dealt with a bad period in the Kitchen Champion Division at home. The Rotterdam-squad won 2-0 against MVV. Julian Baas and Elias Mar Omarsson scored after the break for the home club, which only scored 1 point from the last four league matches. Excelsior is now eighth, MVV fourteenth.

FC Volendam defeated Jong PSV at home with 5-1. Francesco Antonucci, Boy Deul (2), Samuele Mulattieri and Giannis Iatroudis scored the goals of the home team in the second half. Volendam takes ninth place, Jong PSV occupies twelfth place.

Football: Montpellier reduces the number of corona cases to 2

9:35 PM: The French football club Montpellier has reduced the number of corona cases within selection and employees to two. Among them is one player. The day before, the counter had still stood at 12. A new series of tests took a surprising turn.

In principle, Montpellier can therefore play against Monaco on Sunday.

Chess: Remains of Candidates Tournament chess postponed to spring 2021

9.16 pm: The Candidates Tournament of the World Chess Federation FIDE will be completed in the spring of 2021. The event, with Dutchman Anish Giri as one of the eight participants, was scheduled to resume on November 1 in Yekaterinburg. However, two unnamed grandmasters have not received a travel permit in their own country to go to Russia. As a result, FIDE has decided to postpone the tournament.

The Candidates Tournament was cut short in late March after the Russian government announced it would close airspace due to the corona pandemic. The foreign chess players and officials then tried to leave the country as soon as possible.

The tournament was halfway through after seven rounds. The results achieved remain. The Russian Ian Nepomnachchi and the French Maxime Vachier-Lagrave lead the standings with 4.5 points. Giri shares the third position with 3.5 points.

The winner can challenge the Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Football: Stade Rennes draws at the bottom of the league

9.02 pm: Stade Rennes is in any case alone in the top division of French football for a while. The club of trainer Julien Stéphan played a draw at the bottom of the league Dijon, 1-1. For Dijon, that only meant the second run of this season.

Halfway through Rennes led by a hit by Martin Terrier, who scored after preparatory work by Hamari Traoré. Shortly after the restart, Mama Baldé took care of the equalizer.

Stade Rennes is one point ahead of Lille, which will play against number 3 Lens on Sunday.

Football: NEC well past Jong FC Utrecht

8.46 pm: Sub-topper NEC has won with large numbers in the Kitchen Champion Division against Jong Utrecht. The game at Sportcomplex Zoudenbalch ended in 1-4. At half time the score was still in balance: 1-1. Jonathan Okita, Bart van Rooij, Souffian el Karouani and Terell Ondaan scored for the visitors.

Hicham Acheffay scored the first goal of the match on behalf of the home team in the eleventh minute. Jong FC Utrecht had to continue with ten men after more than half an hour after Sylian Mokono had been yellowed twice within 2 minutes.

NEC, which defeated FC Eindhoven 6-0 in the previous match, is in fifth place. Young Utrecht remains stuck in the lower regions.

The game between Young Ajax and Young AZ ended in 3-2 in Amsterdam. Brian Brobbey scored twice for the home team. Young Ajax took the victory with ten men. The Dane Victor Jensen was sent off in the 22nd minute.

Golf: Besseling, Van Driel and Van Meijel through Scotland

8.30 pm: Three Dutch golfers have made it to the final weekend at the Scottish championship in St. Andrews. Wil Besseling is the best classified of the trio in thirtieth place. He went around 69 strokes on Friday, taking him to a total of 140 after two days. Darius van Driel takes 44th place with a score of 141 and Lars van Meijel is 49th with 142 strokes.

Daan Huizing did not make the cut. With a score of 151 strokes, after a round on Friday of 75, he remained in the rear.

The Spaniard Adrian Otaegui and the Englishman Matt Wallace lead after two laps with a total of 132.

Football: Tottenham brings in Welsh defender

8.29 pm: Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed the arrival of Joe Rodon, a Welsh center-back who comes from Swansea City. Rodon signs a 5-year contract with the top Premier League club trained by José Mourinho.

Rodon, almost 23, is a Welsh international. According to British media, the transfer fee is approximately 12 million euros. Rodon is seen as the replacement for the departed Belgian Jan Vertonghen.

Tennis: Musetti (18) to semi-finals in ATP tournament

7.37 pm: The 18-year-old Lorenzo Musetti has reached the semi-finals of an ATP tournament in Sardinia. The Italian did that by beating German Yannick Hanfmann in straight sets, 6-2 6-4.

Musetti is the youngest player in a semifinal, since his fellow countryman Jannik Sinner reached the last four in Antwerp last year.

He was surprised himself. “I thought, I’ll see how far I can get here. But from the first match here in Sardinia, everything works out. I have never played so well before.”

In the semi-final Musetti plays against the Serbian Laslo Djere.

Football: Hakim Ziyech can make his debut at Chelsea

4.55 pm: Coach Frank Lampard expects Hakim Ziyech to make his debut for Chelsea in the game against Southampton on Saturday. The Morocco international, who was taken over from Ajax, has recovered sufficiently from a knee injury. He will probably start on the couch.

Lampard said he was looking forward to a performance by Ziyech and hinted that the midfielder will likely appear as a substitute. In the past international week, Ziyech was already on the field on behalf of Morocco.

Ziyech has not yet played an official game for Chelsea, after being injured in the preparation.

Gymnastics: Willems stops at KNGU

1.13 pm: Fieke Willems stops after eight years as a director at the KNGU gymnastics union. The 37-year-old former gymnast is too busy with other things. She is a doctor and currently working with the coronavirus and also has young children.

“The KNGU is currently conducting a major investigation into the health and safety of sports, a subject that is close to my heart. This made my decision to quit now extra difficult,” said Willems. “Not only does the situation at the KNGU currently require a great commitment with a substantial investment of time, but also my job as a doctor in corona time and not at least my young children. my young family and my job as a neurologist are priorities. “

The KNGU does not yet have a successor for Willems.

Football: Sparta just in action against Feyenoord

1.08 pm: Sparta Rotterdam seems to have the entire selection at its disposal in the away match against Feyenoord on Sunday. All players underwent both a quick test and a regular test on Friday. All rapid tests turned out to be negative, it must later be shown whether no cases of the corona virus have emerged from the regular tests.

Earlier this week, three Sparta employees tested positive for the virus during an extra check. Two of them are now out of quarantine and have now tested negative. The third person must remain in home isolation for several more days.

Football: Corona explosion near Montpellier

11.35 am: The French football club Montpellier has the necessary concerns in the run-up to Sunday’s away match against AS Monaco. Eight players and four employees have tested positive for the corona virus.

The other selection players and staff members will be tested again for the virus on Friday and then it will become clear whether the match can go ahead or not. In the next round, Montpellier will take on Stade de Reims in its own stadium.

Football: PEC Zwolle reports positive corona test

10.21 am: One PEC Zwolle player has tested positive for the corona virus. The footballer in question immediately went into home isolation and will not be part of the selection on Sunday.

The rest of the group will continue to train for the next few days. No other players need to be quarantined at this time.

Towards the home game with PSV next Sunday, the entire selection will be tested again. PEC Zwolle follows the protocol drawn up by the KNVB, based on the guidelines from the RIVM.

General: Japan is taking the next step towards full stadiums

08.27 am: Japan is working towards fuller stadiums for sports matches. Later this month, three baseball duels will be played as a test with 80 percent of all places occupied. Until now, due to the corona virus, it is still the case that no more than 50 percent of the stadium may be occupied.

Japan says it is ready for the next step because now most games can continue without problems. Should the three test matches at Yokohama Stadium be a success, all other professional stadiums can also further increase the capacity.

People who attend sports games in Japan wear a mouth mask, have their temperature measured upon entry and then use disinfectant. It is also mandatory to leave your contact details. There is no singing or very loud shouting and the beer vendors, who normally walk across the stands, have disappeared for the time being.

The project is also important for the organizers of next summer’s Olympic Games. “It is encouraging to see that sport puts a smile on people’s faces every day,” a spokesperson for the organization told Reuters news agency. “We see this as a valuable opportunity to gain expertise on Covid-19 countermeasures and exchange information with stakeholders.”

More than seven million tickets have already been sold for the Games.

Golf: Corona thwarts golf tournaments in Australia

08.09 am: The Australian Open for golfers is canceled for the first time since 1945. The Australian PGA Championship and the Women’s Australian Open have also been canceled due to the corona pandemic, Golf Australia announced on Friday.

“This is unprecedented and a real blow to Australian golf and its fans,” said PGA Chairman Gavin Kirkman. Despite the existing contingency plans, a point has now been reached where decisions must be made. Unfortunately, this is the point. ”

Australia has closed its international borders since March. Even journeys within certain parts of the country still fall under the mandatory fourteen-day quarantine. The Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship were originally scheduled for late November and early December, but were initially delayed until the late Australian summer due to corona. But even then playing is irresponsible, according to the organizers.

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