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Football: The World Cup qualifiers took place with South America in June
8.17 pm: The World Cup qualifiers that cannot be played in South America in March will be held in June. The matches will be scheduled in the days leading up to the Copa America, which begins on June 13th.
The March World Cup qualifiers have been canceled due to the Coronavirus. Travel restrictions have made it difficult for many foreigners to travel to their home countries. Brazil will face Colombia on March 26, while Argentina will face Uruguay on the same day. Four days later, Brazil – Argentina were on the schedule. This game is also now in June.
CONMEBOL made the decision to play football in June in consultation with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Chess: Giri approaches Nepomniachi in the Candidate’s Championship
20.08 pm: Anish Giri was half a point close to Russian leader Ian Nepomnyashi in the Candidate’s Championship in Yekaterinburg. The Dutch coach won the eleventh round in white over Chinese Ding Liren with 6.5 points.
The championship resumed in Russia early this week after a year-long hiatus due to the Corona pandemic. Jerry started with a draw with Nepomniachi, on Tuesday he was ahead of Chinese Wang Hao, and on Wednesday he tied with Frenchman Maxime Vacher Lager.
Nepomniachi was one point ahead of Jerry due to a win over compatriot Kirill Aleksenko on Wednesday. In the eleventh round, he tied with American Fabiano Caruana. Thus, the Russian reached 7 points, half a point behind Jerry and one point behind Caruana. The winner of the tournament can challenge world champion Magnus Carlsen in November. There are three more rounds of play in Yekaterinburg.
Football: KNVB and the clubs are also hoping their fans will be next week
5:36 PM The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) and clubs from the Eredivisie are also hoping to be able to have fans in stadiums next week and for the remainder of the season, following a pilot this weekend. Clubs are awaiting government approval. The Provisional Government has submitted a bill to the House of Representatives, through which test certificates could be used to access sporting events, among other things.
This weekend he will already be tested in the Dutch league. The home team may receive a limited number of spectators for the nine matches. Visitors should test for Coronavirus themselves beforehand. On Friday evening, 2,000 football fans will be seated in the stands in Tilburg in Willem-2-RKC and Walek, and on Sunday 7,500 people will be allowed into Ajax – Arizona and 6,500 in Feyenoord – Vitesse. PSV will play FC Groningen on Saturday with 4,000 fans in the stands. Next week will be tested in the Kitchen Champion section with a limited number of spectators.
Football: Manchester City have already reclaimed De Bruyne for the Cup Final
3:42 PM Manchester City could host Kevin De Bruyne again in the League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The Belgium captain suffered a leg injury last week in the losing match against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final (0-1). De Bruyne recovered faster than expected and trained again on Friday.
Striker Sergio Aguero has also returned to the training field. The Argentine, who leaves City after this season, misses his last four matches due to physical problems. “Sergio trained for the first time two weeks ago. “After training Saturday, we will decide whether he can participate,” said coach Pep Guardiola, who is undoubtedly the duel already with Paris Saint-Germain. Next Wednesday, City and Paris Saint-Germain will meet in Paris in the Champions League semi-finals.
Cycling: Grossschartner won the final of the Alpine Tour, Yates Ranking
3:39 p.m. Cyclist Felix Grosschartner won the fifth and final stage of the Alpine Tour. An Austrian from Bora Hansgrohe arrived at the theater from Valle del Chiese to Riva del Garda after 212 kilometers solo. Next to Grosschartner of Ireland, Nicholas Roche, came second, ahead of Italian Alessandro De Marchi.
Britain’s Simon Yates won the overall victory in the stage race through Austria and Italy. The Team BikeExchange leader came over half a minute after the winner. Its leading position in the rating is no longer in danger. Spaniard Bilo Bilbao finished second with a time of 58 seconds. Russian Alexander Vlasov came third with a time of 1.06 minutes.
For Grossschartner, this was his third attack attempt this week on his Alpine Tour. In the third stage, he took second place behind Italian Gianni Moscone. This is Austria’s victory in the first stage of the season and the fourth victory for his team.
Billiards: Dick Jaspers tested positive
1:35 pm The question is whether Dick Jaspers will be able to defend his title in the Jumbo Masters Three Masters.
Sint Willebrord players have been tested for coronavirus. A new test will be carried out immediately.
The Masters’ first game, which starts Sunday morning at Berelium, is a match between Raymond Burgmann and Dick Jaspers. The first place in the world ranking of the three pillows is a 21-time Dutch champion in this specialty.
If Jaspers is forced into quarantine, Vulcan Setien is his replacement.
Football: the German Cup Final in Berlin without an audience
11:41 am: The German Cup Final will be played without spectators next month. The final battle will be on May 13 in Berlin and will be the semi-final winners Werder Bremen-Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund-Holstein Kiel.
According to local authorities, it is not yet possible to allow viewers to attend sports matches in Germany, which is currently witnessing the third Corona wave, in mid-May. Since autumn, all football matches in Germany have been played behind closed doors.
On Friday, it was also announced that Munich may welcome football fans next summer at the European Championship matches to be held in the German city. For a long time this was doubtful, and as a result Munich might be dismissed as a playable city. The Bayern stadium, which has a capacity of 70,000 visitors, is expected to receive no less than 14,500 spectators.
FOOTBALL: Willem II is in a “full” stadium with 2,000 fans against RKC
10:12 a.m.Willem II can count on the support of 2,000 fans in the second leg against RKC Wallic on Friday evening. The last available tickets for the match were abandoned at Koning Willem II Stadium, according to Willem II’s report. In all matches of this round in the Eredivisie, local clubs are permitted to allow a limited number of spectators to enter, as part of a large-scale national pilot.
A Willem II spokesperson said, “We have a stadium that is” full, “at least: within the possibilities. Season ticket holders have been able to sign up for a ticket to the game with RKC since last Saturday. First tickets from 1800 to 1900 were delivered quickly, and tickets were obtained. The last day before the match.
Almost all visitors must take a quick test beforehand and be allowed in if the coronavirus test result is negative. Only children up to 11 years old are allowed to enter without a test. All spectators must keep a distance of 1.5 meters in the stands, including family members. They may take off the mouthpieces as soon as they are seated.
Smits open water swimmer ends his career
8:35 AMOpen water swimmer Pepijn Smits ended his career. The 24-year-old Smits will focus on his social life; He started working as a lawyer.
Smits won the European title at the Glasgow team competition in 2018. He did so with Esmee Vermeulen, Sharon van Rouwendaal and Ferry Weertman.
During his last match at the highest level, in March in Doha, Smits finished 26th. He also became Dutch champion several times.
The Mavericks beat the Lakers after basketball player Davis returned
07:40 hr: Dallas Mavericks basketball players banned the Los Angeles Lakers from celebrating Anthony Davis’ return with a win. He was from 115 to 110 in Dallas. Davis suffered a calf injury and returned to action for the first time since February 14th.
Davis scored four points in the 16 minutes and 40 seconds he played and had no leadership role. That was for Luca Doncic, who was good at thirty points, nine rebounds and eight assists on behalf of the Mavericks. In the third quarter, Doncic appeared to have injured his right leg, but ended the match anyway. The Slovenian only achieved all 30 points after the first quarter.
In the Lakers, who have lost three of their last four matches, Kentavius Caldwell Bob reached 29 points.
The Mavericks are tied for sixth place in the Western Conference and clinched a 0.552 victory. The Lakers perform slightly better with 0.593 and are ranked fifth.
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