Colombia U-17 chief coach Orlando Restrepo said that his team felt stressed after hosts India scored during their Group A fixture of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Monday.Jeakson Thounaojam scored the lone goal for India in the 82nd minute at the Jawahrlal Nehru Stadium here as the hosts lost 1-2 against Colombia.”It was stressful after India scored the goal, I congratulate India coach and the players who showed will and desire to go for the win,” Restrepo told reporters during post-match press conference.Colombian Juan Penaloza strucked a brace (49th, 83rd minutes) to help the visitors seal their first victory in two group matches and earn three points.However, the coach believes that converting Penaloza to a right winger from right back (in the last match against Ghana) was a tactical change which worked for the side.”We struggled at the beginning too, we made some tactical adjustments, we had to have patience to finalise the opportunity we had and Penaloza scored twice,” the Colombia U-17 coach said.”We used his creativity and pace in our adjustments to counter India’s organisation but it was a very balanced team (India),” Restrepo added.
Transfers Ligue 1 club Amiens ask Zidane to join them – as a player! Goal 00:09 6/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Αμιάν Real Madrid Ligue 1 Zinédine Zidane The club, which just completed their first year in the first division, took to Twitter to court the former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane’s shock resignation from Real Madrid will no doubt leave plenty of interest in his services. However, his suitors are apparently interested in him as a player as well as manager!The France legend abruptly called time on his reign at Real Madrid after two and a half seasons with the club, and days after securing a third successive Champions League crown.After a run in the Spanish capital that also included a La Liga title in 2016-17, and Zidane’s youth for a head coach at age 45, it seems likely he will have many suitors hoping to land him as a manager in the near future. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Meanwhile, Ligue 1 side Amiens SC just completed the season in 13th place – while an unremarkable finish on the surface, it was the club’s first year in the French top flight in their 117 year history.After news of Zidane’s resignation broke, the team took to Twitter to offer themselves up as a potential landing spot. However, Amiens manager Christophe Pelissier need not worry – not only is a team like that is unlikely to secure the services of Zidane the manager, the offer was for Zidane to return to the field as a player!The tweet said: “Zinedine, If you want to come back into service as a player, we’re up for it!”Of course, Zidane last suited up as a player in the 2006 World Cup and retired immediately following defeat in the final, so he is going on 12 years since taking the field in an official game.Back then Amiens were in Ligue 2, though they would eventually drop out of the division before managing to secure impressive back-to-back promotions in 2015-16 and 2016-17.Zinedine, si tu veux reprendre du service en tant que joueur, nous sommes chauds ! pic.twitter.com/z4lUoQQzUX — Amiens SC (@AmiensSC) May 31, 2018 The tongue is likely planted firmly in cheek for this offer of course, but it certainly would draw plenty of attention for the second-year Ligue 1 side if Zidane were to show interest. read more
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Most of the board members of a Newfoundland Pride group have abruptly resigned, days after one of its leaders accused the police of targeting homosexual men for allegedly having sex in a mall bathroom more than two decades ago.Noah Davis-Power, co-chairman of the St. John’s Pride board of directors, said that at least one of the resignations was due to his recent call for an apology from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary over arrests at a local mall in 1993.Davis-Power, who will step down Saturday, said the request didn’t sit well with a law enforcement officer who was on the board before resigning earlier this week. He had also reportedly said St. John’s Pride was considering a ban of RNC officers and Liberal politicians.“I understand that my politics aren’t coinciding with what a lot of the community feels right now,” Davis-Power said on Twitter. “I don’t think Pride is about one person. It’s never about one person. When it is, you’ve lost the goal. That’s when it’s time to step away.”Power had asked for a police apology for a series of arrests related to alleged sexual activity in the washrooms at the Village Shopping Centre in St. John’s.Police began investigating in 1993 after a woman complained that her young son was approached by a man at the mall who started a conversation of a sexual nature.At the time, police installed hidden cameras in the men’s washrooms and captured 60 men on camera performing various sexual acts. About 34 men were charged with indecent acts in what police said at the time was an investigation into alleged pedophilia and a homosexual sex ring.The apology request and news stories prompted RNC Chief Joe Boland to issue a statement earlier this week saying the investigations were “free from discrimination” and did not target homosexuals.Boland said in the brief statement that the 1993 investigation “produced evidence of sexually explicit acts occurring in the open area of a public washroom.”“I can assure you that this investigation was not carried out for the purpose of targeting homosexual men,” he stated. “At no time did the RNC refer to the subject of this investigation as a ‘homosexual ring’.”The provincial government has rejected a request for an apology, but Davis-Power said an apology would help set the groundwork for true “bridge building.”He alleged that a number of the men involved killed themselves for being outed in that way, but Boland insisted that the RNC did not publicly identify the people involved.(VOCM) read more