Nightmare of 7-1 defeat? – Brazil look to put humiliating loss behind them | Sports

  (AP) — There’s no chance Tite or any of his players will forget the score of Brazil’s humiliating semi-final loss at the last World Cup. Supporters of the Selecao still ensure it echoes in their ears: 7-1. As high-profile Brazil players walked off the pitch following a recent training session at Teresopolis, a few dozen disgruntled fans chanted “7-1.” That loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals will be in the back of the minds of the Brazil players whenever they start a match in Russia, particularly…

Barbican banking on experience to make RSPL return | Sports

Despite their 3-0 victory over Wadadah in the first match of the Magnum/Charley’s JB/Jamaica Football Federation Premier League promotion series, captain of Barbican FC, Ramone ‘Passa’ McGregor, said that it was a tough encounter at Jarrett Park last Sunday. Shaquille ‘Driver’ Lewis scored twice in the second half, while substitute Loxley Thompson sealed the deal late in the game and handed the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) champion a good start in the opening round. “It was not an easy victory for us. In the first half, the…

Sane cut from Germany World Cup squad | Sports

(AP): In a sign of Germany’s depth of talent, Leroy Sane was left out of the defending champion’s final World Cup squad on Monday. The 22-year-old winger, who won the Premier League title with Manchester City and was voted Young Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association, didn’t make the cut when Joachim Loew reduced his squad to 23 players. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer – who hadn’t played a competitive game since September until the friendly loss to Austria on Saturday – was included in the squad for the…

Nothing to lose – Wadadah seek to bounce back after home defeat | Sports

Wadadah’s coach Daniel Rickets says his team has no option but to pick up big points on the road if they are to step up to the Premier League. The western champions will head to Mount Pleasant, St Ann, tomorrow as they seek to rebound from Sunday’s 0-3 loss to Barbican FC in their first game of the Magnum/Charley’s JB JFF Premier League Play-offs at Jarrett Park. “We have to just try and get them together this evening, show them the mathematics of what is still available because we know…

Commander Two a safe bet | Sports

HAVING kept his distance from carrying topweight in the recent Lotto Classic Governor’s Cup, Guineas winner COMMANDER TWO faces older horses for the first time in tomorrow’s open allowance, but still has conditions to his liking – a friendly distance and a modest 52.0 kilos. Trainer Patrick Taylor appears to be merely keeping COMMANDER TWO race-sharp, opting for seven furlongs, a blowout ahead of the June 30 derby at 12 furlongs. On paper, Taylor should get his wish, a morale-boosting win at an easy distance three weeks before the big…

Fraser-Pryce added to Racers GP Line-up | Sports

Two-time Olympic 100m champion, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, will continue her comeback to competitive action at the Racers Grand Prix this weekend at the National Stadium, meet officials have confirmed. Star Sports understands that the diminutive athlete was given the go ahead to compete at the meet by her coach Stephen Francis after a decent effort at the Cayman Invitational meet last Saturday. Fraser- Pryce ran 11.33 for second behind American Jenna Prandini, who will also be in the race on Saturday. Prandini stopped the clock at 11.16 seconds. Fraser-Pryce…

CHAMPIONS – Falmouth win Trelawny Major League | Sports

The Champagne came out the and celebrations were wild after Falmouth United won the 2018 Grandeur Transportation Services/MonyMusk Rum Trelawny FA Major League on Sunday. The Dr Dean Weatherly-coach side beat Duanvale FC 2-1 on Sunday at the Elleston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth. Falmouth United got their goals from Nicholas Falconer (10th minute) and Jamar Scott (44th minute). Kenroy Brown scored for Duanvale in stoppage time. “The whole season was a fruitful one coming here in the Trelawny area. The boys gave a good account of themselves. They worked hard…

Kompany in Belgium’s World Cup squad despite injury | Sports

(AP): Vincent Kompany was included in Belgium coach Roberto Martinez’s 23-man World Cup squad on Monday, despite picking up a groin injury during a friendly over the weekend. The 32-year-old Manchester City centre-back, whose career has been blighted by injuries, walked off the field early in the second half of Belgium’s 0-0 draw with Portugal on Saturday without waiting to be substituted,after hurting his groin when overstretching in a challenge. Martinez said he wants to give the influential Kompany as much time as possible to recover, adding that it could…

Salah ‘The Egyptian King’, named in World Cup squad | Sports

(AP): Mohamed Salah, shoulder injury and all, was unsurprisingly named in Egypt’s World Cup squad on Monday. The Liverpool forward was hurt in the first half of the Champions League final and is doubtful for the team’s opening match against Uruguay on June 14. Egypt coach Hector Cuper also picked veteran goalkeeper Essam el-Hadary. At 45, el-Hadary is on his way to becoming the oldest person to play in a World Cup match. Midfielder Mohamed Elneny, still nursing an ankle injury from playing with Arsenal, was also chosen. Cuper announced…

Germany’s 23-man squad | Sports

  Germany’s 23-man squad in full Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kevin Trapp (Paris St-Germain) Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Marvin Plattenhardt (Hertha Berlin), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich) Midfielders: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Paris St-Germain), Leon Goretska (Schalke), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Sami Khedira (Juventus), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich) Strikers: Mario Gomez (Stuttgart), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus…