Bayern, Leipzig players back for Germany duty in Nations League

first_imgThey will not feature in Wednesday’s friendly against Turkey with Loew taking into consideration the busy season they have ahead of them for both club and country.Loew had rested them in September following the clubs’ runs in the Champions League with Bayern clinching the title in August and Leipzig reaching the semi-finals.The Germans play Turkey on Oct. 7 in a friendly before travelling to Ukraine three days later and then hosting the Swiss in their two Nations League group matches.Borussia Dortmund’s Mahmoud Dahoud and Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Jonas Hofmann earned their first callups in Loew’s enlarged squad.Germany are still without a win in League A Group 4, sitting in third place on two points from two games, one point behind Ukraine and two off leaders Spain.Topics : Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig players, who were rested for Germany’s previous set of international matches last month, were called up on Friday for their upcoming Nations League games with coach Joachim Loew naming a 29-man squad.Among those returning are Bayern’s Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry as well as Leipzig’s Marcel Halstenberg and Lukas Klostermann.These players along with Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos will only play in their two Nations League qualifiers against Ukraine on Oct. 10 and Switzerland three days later.last_img read more

Face masks become mandatory in Rome as coronavirus cases rise

first_imgFace masks will have to be worn at all times out of doors in the Italian capital Rome and the surrounding Lazio region, local authorities ruled on Friday in an effort to counter rising coronavirus infections.Italy on Thursday registered more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time since the end of April. Lazio accounted for some 265 of those cases and has been increasingly concerned by the growing contagion. A number of other Italian regions, including Campania centred on Naples, have already made mask wearing obligatory outdoors. Previously, masks had to be worn only in closed public spaces, such as shops and cinemas. “Most of the cases are tied to the lack of respect in using masks and in social distancing,” Lazio’s health chief Alessio D’Amato told reporters on Friday as he announced the new measure.Italy was the first country in Europe to be slammed by COVID-19 and has the second highest death toll in Europe after Britain, with almost 36,000 people dying since the outbreak flared in February. It has registered 317,409 cases.Thanks to one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, the government managed to get the contagion under control by the summer.Cases have slowly picked up over the past two months but Italy is still seeing far fewer daily infections than elsewhere in Europe, with France, Spain and Britain all registering thousands more cases per day.Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has ruled out any return to a nationwide lockdown, but officials have said tighter restrictions might have to be applied in future to limited areas to contain any localised flare-ups.Topics :last_img read more

Wesley Moraes wants Premier League move amid transfer links to Arsenal

first_imgWesley wants to play in England (Picture: Getty)Wesley’s form this season has attracted a host of suitors, including Paris Saint-Germain.The centre-forward has scored 14 goals in 39 appearances and has also chipped in with nine assists for his team-mates.Wesley joined Brugge in 2016 from Slovakian side AS Trencin and is under contract with the Belgians until 2023.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Emery will need another striker in the summer (Picture: Getty)Wesley, 22, is valued at around £15million by his club Club Brugge and revealed playing in the Premier League was his goal.ADVERTISEMENT‘I have read all those names,’ Wesley told Belgian outlet Het Belang van Limburg.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It is of course completely different going to China than to another European country. Comment Advertisement Coral BarryFriday 5 Apr 2019 8:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link987Shares Brugge value Wesley at £15m (Picture: Getty)Wesley Moraes admitted he wants to play in England amid reports Arsenal are trying to sign the Brazilian forward.Unai Emery wants to add another striker to his squad this summer as Danny Welbeck is expected to leave the club at the end of his contract.Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are Emery’s two main strikers, but the Arsenal boss wants more competition for the prolific duo. Wesley Moraes wants Premier League move amid transfer links to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I don’t know what I want, I don’t want to exclude anything.‘I do know that I once said that I want to go to England and that is still the case.‘I have always closely followed the Premier League. But I am certainly also open to other leagues.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citylast_img read more

Alexis Sanchez snubs Manchester United team-mates after Inter Milan loan

first_imgAdvertisement Sanchez has seemingly cut his ties with United (Picture: Getty Images)Alexis Sanchez has reportedly cut all ties with his Manchester United team-mates after his loan move to Serie A.The Chile international endured a torrid time at Old Trafford after moving from Arsenal and his United hell was brought to an end by Inter Milan who signed him this summer.Sanchez, 30, was always viewed as a bit of a loner in Manchester but his team-mates have noticed his apparent vow of silence in the team’s Whatsapp group.While fellow Serie A loanee Chris Smalling – who joined Roma in the summer – has been active in engaging with his team-mates back in the UK, Sanchez has given them all the cold shoulder, according to The Sun.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA source told The Sun: ‘It’s as if he was never here.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 7:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Comment Chris Smalling has been active in the Whatsapp group (Picture: Getty)Sanchez scored on his first start for his new club in a 3-1 win over Sampdoria at the weekend but was later sent off. However, he is available to face former side Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek.Inter, managed by former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, have made a perfect start to the season, winning all six of their opening games.They will face defending champions Juventus next weekend, with Sanchez missing out through suspension.Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku’s summer departures to Inter Milan have left United rather short of attacking options.They are 13 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool heading into Monday night’s clash with Arsenal and could be forced to start 17-year-old Mason Greenwood due to an injury crisis.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsWho will win at Old Trafford?Manchester United0%Arsenal 0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Alexis Sanchez snubs Manchester United team-mates after Inter Milan loan Advertisementlast_img read more

Why Mauricio Pochettino is ready to snub Arsenal move after Unai Emery sacking

first_img 1 min. story Comment Video Settings Tottenham hero Mauricio Pochettino is ready to snub a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is prepared to snub a move to Arsenal as he holds out for a bigger job in Europe, reports say.Pochettino, 47, has been strongly linked with a controversial move to the Emirates after Unai Emery was sacked by the Gunners.Emery had endured a difficult 18 months at Arsenal and finally lost his job on Friday morning, with former midfielder Freddie Ljungberg placed in temporary charge of the club. PLAY The Gunners are searching for Unai Emery’s successor (Picture: Getty)While Arsenal are willing to take their time in search of Emery’s replacement, Pochettino has emerged as a candidate following his departure from Spurs earlier in the month.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 11:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link304Shares Full Screencenter_img Why Mauricio Pochettino is ready to snub Arsenal move after Unai Emery sacking The popular Argentine spent five seasons at Tottenham and, despite taking the club to the Champions League final last term, was sacked by Daniel Levy and replaced by Jose Mourinho.While Pochettino has not completely ruled out the possibility of joining Arsenal, the Daily Star say a move across north London is unlikely as he is holding out for a bigger job on the continent just weeks after his Spurs exit.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPochettino has also previously ruled out ever managing Arsenal due to his ties with arch-rivals Tottenham.He has been linked with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid over the last 18 months and could still emerge as a target for Manchester United should they decide to remove Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta, Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti, Juventus legend Max Allegri, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo and Gunners hero Patrick Vieira are all being linked with the Arsenal job. Emery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt lossTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery defends Arsenal team’s performance after Frankfurt losshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-defends-arsenal-teams-performance-frankfurt-loss-2059112/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.And Arsenal legend David Seaman believes his former team-mate Vieira is the ‘right man’ to replace Emery.He told BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘I am sure Arsenal fans would love Patrick to come back to the club. Knowing Patrick, I think he would be the right man.‘I knew what he was like as a player. I knew what he was like as a captain. He was a born leader and everybody knows that. Maybe go down that route instead of a tried and tested route.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘This job is much bigger than what Freddie is used to at the moment.‘He has only just got into the coaching side of the game and he will be really avant-garde as a manager but while he is taking charge now, please try and get some sort of defensive formation sorted out.’Arsenal face Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday.MORE: Keown tells Ljungberg to drop Arsenal star following Emery sackingMORE: Aubameyang, Ozil and Lacazette react to Unai Emery sacking Advertisement About Connatix V67539 Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal chiefs ‘furious’ with Mesut Ozil after explosive interview

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Aug 2020 8:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.5kShares Advertisement Arsenal chiefs ‘furious’ with Mesut Ozil after explosive interview Advertisement Ozil hit out at his employers (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)Arsenal chiefs were reportedly left ‘furious’ with Mesut Ozil after the playmaker defended his decision to refuse to take a pay cut, while criticising Mikel Arteta’s move to not play him for a single minute in Project Restart. Ozil refused to take a 12.5% pay reduction on his £350,000-a-week wages – unlike the majority of the Arsenal squad – during the coronavirus pandemic and claimed the only reason it became public knowledge was because ‘people have been trying for two years to destroy me’. Despite him believing there is ‘an agenda they hope will turn the supporters against me’, Ozil insists he will not be forced out of the club and plans to honour the final year of his contract. AdvertisementAdvertisementHis comments have left Arsenal bosses angry and they have taken a ‘dim view’ of the interview, according to the Daily Mail. ADVERTISEMENTOzil suggested he had not been picked in the final portion of the Premier League season because he refused to take a wage cut. ‘You don’t play 10 games in a row if you’re unfit, not good enough or don’t behave well,’ the midfielder told The Athletic. Comment Ozil has annoyed Arsenal bossed (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)‘If I played these games badly and was then left out completely for that reason then I might understand, but this was not the case. ‘Possibly the decision affected my chances on the pitch, I don’t know. ‘But I’m not afraid to stand up for what I feel is right and when you see what has happened now with the jobs [55 Arsenal staff members are being made redundant], maybe I was.’Despite clashing with the club’s hierarchy, Ozil insists he is going nowhere.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe added: ‘My position is clear.‘I’m here through to the last day of our agreement and I’ll give everything I have for this club. ‘I’ll decide when I go, not other people. I didn’t sign for two or three years. I signed for four and that should be respected by everyone.’Should Mesut Ozil leave Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Arsenal’s £27m signing William Saliba billed as mix of Virgil van Dijk and Raphael Varane by former coach

first_imgArsenal’s £27m signing William Saliba billed as mix of Virgil van Dijk and Raphael Varane by former coach Comment Gunners fans are yet to see their £27m signing in action (Picture: Getty Images)‘On the pitch, he is a competitor. A technical and physical leader.‘As a person he is more reserved but all the other players respected him because he was the very best defender at that age.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He looked like a man. The difference between him and the other players was massive. When he took the ball and ran into midfield, no one could stop him. He was like a monster compared to other players of the same age.‘He is something different to what I have worked with before. When he played with Saint-Etienne it looked normal for him, even though he was so young. You never saw any difference between him and the older men around him.’MORE: Arsenal make contact with Bayern Munich over Liverpool transfer target Thiago AlcantaraMORE: Bukayo Saka pays tribute to Freddie Ljungberg after Arsenal hero leaves clubFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Aug 2020 12:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Saliba is training with the first team ahead of the new season (Picture: Getty Images)William Saliba’s former France coach Jean-Luc Vannuchi has billed the Arsenal defender as a mix between Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.The 19-year-old was snapped up from Saint-Etienne last year for £27 million and immediately sent back to the Ligue 1 side on a season-long loan.Saliba has now linked up with the Gunners squad ahead of next season, at a time when Mikel Arteta’s side are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements.The highly-rated centre-back was instantly made captain when called up to France’s Under-18s, and the coach that selected him admitted he was a ‘monster’ from a young age and shares similar traits with two of the world’s best defenders in Van Dijk and Varane.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘A mix of the two styles,’ Vannuchi told the Telegraph. ‘With Varane because of his speed and power, and with Van Dijk it is the interceptions, the positioning on the pitch.‘My first impression was that this was the biggest man of his generation. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces PennDOT Effort to Help Combat Human Trafficking

first_img Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results Harrisburg, PA – In an effort to help combat human trafficking, Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is training its front line Driver License Center staff to notice signs of a potential trafficking situation. PennDOT is working with the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association to help arrange this training for their operators as well, and is sharing trafficking awareness information with commercial drivers who visit Driver License Centers.“I applaud Secretary Richards and PennDOT for their work to combat human trafficking,” said Governor Wolf. “Spreading awareness and training PennDOT employees on how to identify possible human trafficking victims is an important step in fighting this horrific issue.”“Human trafficking has sadly become a worldwide problem and developed into a $32 billion a year trade,” said PennDOT Leslie S. Richards. “We at PennDOT are doing our part to help spot victims and get them assistance.”The training, developed by PennDOT in partnership with the Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and Truckers against Trafficking, defines trafficking and how victims are forced and coerced into it. The training also instructs employees how to call the appropriate authorities and what information to collect if they see potential trafficking.As of Jan. 13, every transit agency director across Pennsylvania has been trained, and PennDOT expects its Driver License Center and transit agency staff to be trained by summer 2017.Additionally, PennDOT is now distributing wallet cards to CDL holders and applicants at its Driver License Centers, which contain information regarding how to report a tip to law enforcement when suspecting human trafficking activities.Pennsylvania enacted Act 105 in 2014 to define human trafficking and give law enforcement tools needed to go after traffickers.Here are links to information about human trafficking:Blue Campaign (USDOT/USDHS Joint Initiative): https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaignPolaris (National human trafficking non-profit): https://polarisproject.org/Truckers Against Trafficking: http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation: https://cseinstitute.org/Instances of human trafficking can also be reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 1-888-373-7888. March 07, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Announces PennDOT Effort to Help Combat Human Traffickinglast_img read more

Governor Wolf Honors Dr. Gennaro R. Piraino, Jr. as 2019 Superintendent of the Year

first_img January 17, 2019 Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Latrobe, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera and educational leaders from across the commonwealth today to recognize Dr. Gennaro R. Piraino, Jr., Superintendent of the Franklin Regional School District, as the 2019 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year.“Dr. Piraino is always striving to help children learn and is raising student achievement in the Franklin Regional School District,” said Governor Wolf, during a ceremony at Saint Vincent College in Westmoreland County. “We must prepare our students with the skills and education to get good jobs in emerging industries here in Pennsylvania and that’s what Dr. Piraino is doing. I look forward to working with him, and all superintendents, to ensure every student has an opportunity to thrive in the commonwealth.”Dr. Piraino has been superintendent of the Franklin Regional School District since 2013. During that time, the district has significantly increased in the number of students earning qualifying scores on Advanced Placement exams and emphasized preparing students for college or to start a successful career.Last year Governor Wolf appointed Dr. Piraino to the new Pennsylvania School Safety and Security Committee which is developing recommendations for schools and will help award $60 million in safety grants.The Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year is selected by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators. The award inspires educational leadership and promotes pride in public schools. Governor Wolf Honors Dr. Gennaro R. Piraino, Jr. as 2019 Superintendent of the Yearcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf to Participate in PBS NewsHour Livestream Roundtable Conversation

first_imgTaking guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, prohibiting abusers from possessing firearms and requiring them to turn in their guns after a final protection from abuse order is in effect.Drafting a state budget that allowed for the first deposit into the Rainy Day fund in more than a decade and bolstered the state’s economy and focused on the workforce through education and skills training.A historic liquor reform bill to enhance the customer experience by providing greater convenience and satisfaction, including removing Sunday restrictions and state-mandated holidays, providing options for flexible pricing, and allowing restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores to sell limited quantities of alcohol.Also, Gov. Wolf has joined a group of bipartisan governors in support of protecting pre-existing conditions in health care and laying out a blueprint to improve our nation’s health care system, among other initiatives.Watch the livestream here at 7:00 p.m. today. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 28, 2019 Government That Works,  National Issues,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf will participate this evening with New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on a PBS “NewsHour” livestream roundtable conversation titled, “Divided Nation, United States: Navigating Today’s Partisan Waters.” PBS’s Judy Woodruff will moderate the conversation at Baltimore’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre.“I’m looking forward to this conversation with my fellow governors,” Gov. Wolf said. “I espouse bipartisanship because that’s what gets things done to help Pennsylvanians. It doesn’t really matter which side you’re on if you’re working to do the right thing. And we’ve been able to ignore party lines to accomplish a lot in the commonwealth.”Gov. Wolf’s bipartisan accomplishments include:Working across party lines on a pension reform compromise bill that contains long-term changes and adds stability to the system, lowering costs and saving the commonwealth up to $20 billion over 30 years.Demonstrating his commitment to education by fully restoring $1 billion in education funding cuts made in the previous administration, providing unprecedented support to high-quality pre-k programs, and creating PAsmart with a first-of-its kind investment in workforce training and apprenticeship programs.Leading a fight against the heroin and opioid crisis, including support for grandparents raising grandchildren due to the opioid crisis and implementing 45 Centers of Excellence treatment centers across the state.Focusing on criminal justice reform, including signing:The country’s first and only Clean Slate law, allowing for individuals to petition the courts for their records to be sealed if a person has been free from conviction for 10 years for an offense that resulted in a year or more in prison and has paid all court-ordered financial debts.A law that extends the time a convicted individual has to file a post-conviction relief action to one year, from what was 60 days under the previous law.A sentencing reform law to eliminate drivers license suspensions for non-driving infractions. Governor Wolf to Participate in PBS NewsHour Livestream Roundtable Conversationlast_img read more