FIFA receives bids for 2023 Women World Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Blatter faces probe in Switzerland FIFA have confirmed that they have received four different bids to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with countries all around the world keen on continuing the success from the 2019 tournament.Held in France, the 2019 Women’s World Cup was the biggest in the history of the women’s game. The United States ultimately stormed to the trophy, ending what was a fantastic competition with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands.Preparations have begun for the next iteration of the tournament, and FIFA took to their official website to reveal that they had received an unprecedented amount of interest in hosting the 2023 competition.Australia and New Zealand have submitted a joint proposal, while bids have also come from Brazil, Colombia and Japan.FIFA are now set to assess all their options. Representatives will visit all five countries in the early months of 2020 to see what they have to offer, and they will then produce reports on whether that bid would be worth accepting.The FIFA Council are set to meet in Addis Ababa in June 2020, when they will review all the proposals and decide on which nation will host the competition.FIFA President Gianni Infantino admitted he was delighted with the recent growth of the women’s game, and it is now up to the organisation to keep that momentum going with another eye-catching showing in 2023.“France 2019 was certainly a watershed moment for women’s football, and now it is FIFA’s responsibility to take concrete measures to keep fostering the game’s incredible growth,” he said.“With the FIFA Women’s World Cup generating an unprecedented interest across member associations, we are ensuring that the process to select the hosts is seamless, objective, ethical and transparent.“By the time the FIFA Council announces the hosts, there should be no doubt whatsoever as to why that choice was made.”Maurizio Sarri Claims Cristiano Ronaldo’s Style Makes it ‘Difficult’ to Play Him All the TimeMaurizio Sarri admits it is hard to play Cristiano Ronaldo all the time because his play style does not work well with both Paulo Dybala & Gonzalo Higuain.Tags: 2023 Women WOrld CupFIFAlast_img read more

Wenger hits out at ref’s ‘spirit’

first_img Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes there were some “deep” problems with the decisions of referee Anthony Taylor as his side crashed to a 3-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season. “I would understand if the linesman said it was a penalty, but you have to live with that and just because you get these decisions given against you that doesn’t mean you should go on to lose the game.” The Arsenal manager added: “Not only did we lose the game, we had many kicks, many injuries. We have some problems for some people to recover for Wednesday night.” Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was understandably impressed with his side’s efforts. “I think everybody up and down the country would have thought it was a home banker really, but I have got lads in there who are really good, top footballers,” said Lambert, whose side travel to Chelsea on Wednesday night. “The no-fear attitude was key. Because we are young, everyone probably thought there would be an adverse reaction to it, but I have got to give them a lot of credit.” Wenger, who has so far failed to land any major summer transfer targets, saw his side racing into an early lead through Olivier Giroud. However, Villa – who spent much of last season battling against relegation – hit back when Christian Benteke equalised from a penalty rebound. In what proved to be the defining moment of the match, the visitors were awarded a controversial penalty on the hour when Laurent Koscielny looked to have won the ball in his challenge with Gabriel Agbonlahor, before Benteke netted from the spot. The France defender, booked for his challenge, was then soon shown a second yellow by Taylor for clattering into Andreas Weimann Arsenal – who face a crucial Champions League play-off first leg away to Fenerbahce on Wednesday – rallied with 10 men, but were not able to break down a determined Villa defence, as goalkeeper Brad Guzan made a couple of smart saves. New signing Antonio Luna added a late third for the visitors – before unhappy chants of ”spend some money” rang out from the home support at full-time. Wenger, though, was left perplexed by the whole series of events in a match which was also notable for featuring the first use of the Premier League’s new goal decision system (GDS) when a 52nd-minute effort from Villa midfielder Fabian Delph struck the inside of the right-hand post and rolled across the line. “I didn’t like his performance, but more than his performance I didn’t like his spirit of how he refereed the game,” Wenger said of Taylor. “I didn’t like the fact the way the game was refereed and this is a deeper question that just one decision. “I don’t like to lie, I didn’t like what he did. “The linesman said he to me he did not give the penalty and he was at the level of the tackle, so why does the referee who did not give the penalty straight away suddenly give the penalty? That is what is amazing to me. last_img read more

WG, Westhill girls track earns wins at Chittenango Invitational

first_imgIgnoring the wind and heavy rain that blew through, area high school track and field teams vied for top honors during last Friday’s Chittenango Invitational.In the girls portion, West Genesee had a strong showing with 31 points, putting them sixth in the 18-team field as Westhill tied for eighth place with 26 points and Marcellus got 14 points.WG was victorious in the girls 4×400 relay, seeing Mikeayla DeJesus, Abby Kuppinger, Abigail Cooper and Prelsey Sheley go four minutes, 37.15 seconds to pull away from Oneida (4:36.20) by more than nine seconds. Mia Mitchell needed 5:47.21 to get fourth place in the full-field mile, with Liz Morey eighth in 5:56.90. Olivia Becker was sixth in the long jump (14’8”) and  ninth in the 100 hurdles, with Kuppinger seventh in the 400 sprint and DeJesus 10th. Haylee McCauliffe was 10th in the 800-meter run.Marcellus had Julianna Szczech clear 8’6” in the pole vault, second only to Cazenovia’s Paige Hunt, who cleared the same height but with fewer misses. Manahan was fourth in the 400-meter dash in 1:03.40.Westhill’s Haylei Coolican took fifth place in the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 8:11.01, with Mesa-Espinosa eighth in the long jump and Bolesh ninth in the triple jump.Meanwhile, in the boys edition of the Chittenango Invitaional, West Genesee had 18 points to take 10th place, with Westhill earning 15 points and Marcellus settling for four points.Nearly half of WG’s points came from Dan Gill, who in the 100 sprint went 11.37 seconds, beating everyone except Cicero-North Syracuse star Jeremiah Willis, who won in 10.89 seconds.And another eight points came from Exavier Brumfield, who in the long jump went 20’3”, beating everyone except Willis, who had a Section III season-best 22’9”.Esisas Brumfield was eighth in the 100 in 11.81 seconds, with Luke Mullane 10th in the 400 hurdles in 1:06.51. The Wildcats had a fifth-place time of 4:14.05 in the 4×400 relay.In the featured Fleet Feet Mile, WG’s Matt Bartolotta was ninth in the boys event with a time of 4:43.25 as Westhill’s Dan Washburn was 11th, while the girls Wildcats had Natalie Buckhout (5:44.58) beat out Faith Knox (5:46.12) for eighth place.Westhill had Evan Ballard throw the shot put 43 feet to earn fourth place, while also taking sixth (124’3”) in the discus, ahead of teammate Charlie Doebert in 10th place.Jacob Fricano got third place in the 3,200-meter run in 11:03.21, with Jacob Roberts fourth in 11:03.42. The Warriors were also finished seventh in the 4×100 relay in 47.77 seconds, while Phillip Bogan was ninth in the triple jump.Also for Marcellus, Nick Roseboom earned all of his team’s points by taking fourth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:42.72. Mason Grieb (18.33 seconds) beat out Ryan McCormick (18.34) for ninth place in the 110 hurdles.Jordan-Elbridge’s Kenny Williams was ninth in the full-field mile in 4:56.42, with WG’s Peter McMahon 10th in 4:58.65. The Eagles’ Vassianna Klock was eighth in the girls 400 sprint in 1:04.43.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Also for the Wildcats, Caitlin Mills, Sandy Gardino, Natalie Keiling and Phoebe Anderson were second in the 4×100 relay in 52.73 seconds to Liverpool’s winning 50.95. Westhill’s Ashley Bolesh, Katherine Evans, Angie Mesa-Espinosa and Erica Gangemi were third in 52.91 seconds.Westhill’s win came in the girls discus, where Lennah Abraham, with a season-best throw of 117 feet 5 inches, was more than 15 feet ahead of South Jefferson’s Julie Jacobs (102’3”), while Brigid Heinrich was fifth with 93 feet. Abraham gave Westhill a third-place shot put toss of 32’3 ½”.Mills needed 12.88 seconds to finish fourth in the 100-meter dash, with Gardino (13.10) seventh and Marcellus’ Delaney Manahan (13.29) eighth. And Mills went on to a fourth-place time of 1:16.62 in the 400 hurdles, where Bishop Ludden’s Sarah Thompson was eighth (1:20.56).center_img Tags: J-EMarcellustrack and fieldWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more

Beat writers select Syracuse to beat Cornell handily before start of ACC play

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Amid one of its worst stretches in recent years and only days removed from its worst-ever Carrier Dome loss, Syracuse (7-5) will look to avoid another humiliating nonconference loss against Cornell (3-8) on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. The Big Red lost by four to Colgate, a team SU blew out by 28 points in the season opener, and have lost three of four. But Syracuse, which begins Atlantic Coast Conference play next week, has dropped five of its last eight.Our beat writers explain below how they think Tuesday’s matchup between in-state foes will unfold.Connor Grossman (7-5)Point of no returnSyracuse 81, Cornell 55If Syracuse was a car on the highway, it’s pulling off for a final rest stop. It’s the last one for the next three months. What should have been a relatively smooth drive up to this point has been anything but that, and SU is now left with one cushy opponent before conference play begins. Running the numbers on inferior opponents has proved senseless up to this point. That’s because we don’t know which Syracuse team is going to show up: The one that trounces weak teams by 30 or the one that gets bullied by the same margin. SU should win on Tuesday. But if nothing else, we’ve learned that means nothing.Matt Schneidman (8-4)Calm before the stormSyracuse 78, Cornell 58AdvertisementThis is placeholder textI’m not going to dive into stats or analytics since, well, Syracuse has showed those clearly don’t matter in determining the outcome of a game. St. John’s had no business beating the Orange, let alone by 33, but this SU team has defied logic when predicting these games. So this prediction will go as so: Syracuse will dominate Cornell because it should, not because the Big Red turns the ball over a certain number of times or because Cornell shoots a certain percentage from beyond the arc compared to from 2-point range. Cornell is 3-8 and that’s even worse than St. John’s coming in, so enjoy the New Year with a Syracuse win before it gets ugly.Paul Schwedelson (8-4)The last giftSyracuse 79, Cornell 61The Orange can’t afford to lose another game before conference play begins, but SU won’t have to worry against Cornell. Syracuse should cruise in the second half as the stress meter drops to the lowest it will be the rest of the season. Eleven of the ACC’s 15 teams have winning percentages above .800 and the Orange will be scrapping for wins over the next two months. That is, after SU blows out the Big Red, a team that doesn’t have a player averaging more than 5.3 boards per game and a team that ranks 340th in the country in height, per Kenpom.com. Comments Published on December 26, 2016 at 3:51 pmlast_img read more