Sergio Ramos has two penalties saved as Spain draw with Switzerland – Nations League round-up | Football News

first_imgSergio Ramos of Spain looks dejected after the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Switzerland and Spain at St. Jakob-Park on November 14, 2020 in Basel, Switzerland. – Advertisement – Highlights of the Nations League Group A3 match between Switzerland and Spain Sergio Ramos had two penalties saved in his 177th game for Spain – the record for most international caps by a European player – before a late goal by Gerard Moreno earned a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in the Nations League on Saturday.Ramos had scored all of his previous 25 penalties but was thwarted when Yann Sommer guessed the right way and repelled his spot kick in the 58th minute to preserve his side’s lead.- Advertisement – The Spain captain, who overtook Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon’s record for the most international caps by a European player (176), won the first penalty when his header hit Ricardo Rodriguez on the back of the arm, but he failed to capitalise on the advantage.Switzerland had gone ahead in the 23rd minute through Remo Freuler and could have doubled their lead in the second half but Ramos came to his side’s rescue with a goal-line clearance.Spain then earned a second penalty in the 79th minute which led to Swiss defender Nico Elvedi being sent off. However, Ramos was again outwitted by Sommer, who could not be fooled by the defender’s poorly-taken Panenka penalty and easily caught the ball. preview image 3:24 Highlights of the Nations League Group A4 match between Germany and Ukraine 1:35 Highlights of the Nations League Group A3 match between Portugal and France 2:41 Watch Sergio Ramos miss two penalties as Spain dropped points against Switzerland in their Nations League group A4 gamecenter_img France should have been ahead by half-time but Anthony Martial missed three chances, two saved by Rui Patricio and one hitting the crossbar. Jose Fonte hit the post as Portugal pressed for an equaliser in the second half.Timo Werner scored each side of the break to aid Germany’s comeback with a 3-1 win over Ukraine as they topped the Group A4 with a game left to play.The Germans got off to a strong start but had to come from behind after Roman Yaremchuk scored against the run of play to give Ukraine a surprise 12th minute lead.Leon Goretzka set up the next two goals, first launching a quick break and sending Leroy Sane through for the equaliser in the 23rd minute and then controlling a Robin Koch cross and lofting the ball for Werner to head the hosts in front 10 minutes later. 4:34 preview image The decision paid off quickly as the Juventus player had a stinging shot saved and created another chance for winger Emil Forsberg. He gave his side the lead when he held off Mateo Kovacic to side-foot home his first goal for his country in the 36th minute.Danielson made it two in first-half stoppage time, swooping in at the near post to send Sebastian Larsson’s corner flying into the net with a glancing header to cap Sweden’s best 45 minutes of the competition so far.They continued to dominate in the second half but Croatia muscled their way back into the game and pulled a goal back when an Ivan Perisic header deflected off Danielson and into the net.In Nations League C1, Cyprus recorded a first win of the campaign after coming from behind to pull off a shock 2-1 victory over Luxembourg, who finished with 10 men in Nicosia. Montenegro’s goalless draw in Azerbaijan, where they also had a player sent off, was enough to edge them top of the table.Nations League D1 leaders Faroe Islands extended their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw against Latvia in Riga. Malta came from behind to beat Andorra 3-1 and sit second on eight points, with a game against the leaders next on November 17.Saturday’s only D2 fixture saw leaders Gibraltar held to a goalless draw in San Marino, who played most of the second half with 10 men. Substitute Moreno saved Ramos’ blushes in the 89th minute, finally beating Sommer by lashing home a cross from Sergio Reguilon.Germany lead Group A4 with nine points, while Spain are second with eight and must win Tuesday’s showdown at home to Joachim Loew’s side in order to progress to the final four. Switzerland stay in last place and can avoid relegation to the Nations League League B by beating Ukraine on Tuesday.France handed defending Nations League champions Portugal a rare defeat, winning 1-0 in Lisbon with N’Golo Kante’s second-half strike enough to reach the competition’s final four at the expense of the holders.Kante scored only his second France goal in the 54th minute to leave them top of League A Group 3 with 13 points from five games, three ahead of Portugal and with the better head-to-head record to give themselves an unassailable lead. – Advertisement – Sweden 2-1 Croatia Ukraine almost equalised in the 53rd when Oleksandr Zinchenko’s deflected shot beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer but bounced off the post.Werner fired in his second goal of the evening in the 64th before Ukraine hit the woodwork twice more in a strong finish.Goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Marcus Danielson snapped Sweden’s four-game losing streak in the Nations League as they beat Croatia 2-1 in Stockholm.Needing a win to avoid relegation from Group A3, the victory keeps Sweden’s survival hopes alive as they head into their final group game against France in Paris on Wednesday, despite still being bottom of the group.Sweden boss Janne Andersson had to watch the game from home following a positive test for COVID-19 and 20-year-old forward Kulusevski was chosen to start up front with Marcus Berg. – Advertisement –last_img read more

An expert meeting was held on the topic of sustainable tourism development in the Makarska Riviera

first_imgOrganized by the Municipality of Tučepi and the Agency for Event Management and Experience Tourism, EX-ALTO, an expert meeting was organized this Thursday at the TUI BLUE Jadran Hotel in Tučepi “Tucepi & Makarska Riviera – destinations for sustainable tourism”In addition to representatives of local authorities Tučepi, tourist board, representatives and hoteliers from Tučepi, the meeting was attended by guests from the entire Makarska Riviera: WOT Hotels Croatia Nikolina Misir and Damir Lukić, Jakša Medić, President of Hotels Baška Voda, Zrinko Kamber, President Medora hotels and resorts, directors of tourist boards of the municipalities of Podgora and Baška voda, as well as organizers of the Makarska Jazz Festival, and many others. In addition to sustainability, the topic of the conference included the organization of tourist events, their measurability, success and efficiency. The goals that should and could be achieved for further development of the experiential offer of Tucepi, but also the entire Makarska Riviera, are highlighted, such as timely planning, expansion of thematic content from one place on the Riviera to the entire Riviera and transparent work on a single calendar of events for Makarska Riviera.Nikolina Misir, director of World Of TUI Hotels Croatia, pointed out that she was satisfied with the results of the season and added that TUI BLUE Jadran is a new product and still has a lot of potential for growth, especially in the off-season. “The average price of a high-class hotel room is influenced by the location itself, but also by the destination as a whole, so more active cooperation of the hotel with representatives of the local community is necessary to raise the quality of the entire destination and value. Egypt pointed out. “I am grateful for the invitation to this professional gathering and very interesting socializing with colleagues from the Riviera in the beautiful atmosphere of the Hotel Jadran in Tučepi. I supported the gathering and actively participated because I believe that all participants in the destination must be open to communication with colleagues, local partners and the community, especially for new ideas, reflections, initiatives. I have the highest expectations for proactive communication from local government bodies and self-government because their responsibility for the well-being of the community is the greatest. My message to everyone who makes decisions in creating tourism policy is that they must be brave, consistent, have a vision and be consistent in its implementation. Personally, I advocate that we all work together to revive the Makarska Riviera as a destination. ” Jakša Medić, President of the Management Board of Hotels Baška Voda, pointed out and added that together they are stronger, and the market expects and demands such strength from them.It is never too late for joint projects, said Zrinko Kamber, President of the Board of Medora Hotels and Resorts from Podgora, clearly and loudly at the beginning of his presentation, adding: “We at Medora Hotels are aware of the need to develop a common brand of Makarska Riviera and we will give great importance and support to this. This was a top-notch gathering with a great moderator with a very constructive discussion by all participants – in short the event of the week! Thank you to the organizers, all panelists and presenters for a pleasant and useful gathering. Now that this small, but perhaps the most difficult step is behind us, we will be happy to continue the initiative and work more specifically on certain specific topics, so he announced the continuation of the meeting soon in Podgora. “The project “Sacral-tourist route Tučepi” was presented by Ivan Samardžija and Ivan Tomeljak (Heritage Go Pro doo, Split), and the Mayor of Tučepi Ante Čobrnić invited all local partners to implement live parts of the project that can be a unique platform for sustainable adventure content in Tucepi, and attractive to the entire Makarska Riviera.last_img read more

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Indonesia’s real virus death toll may be 3 times reported figure: Epidemiologist

first_imgAccording to Dicky, the death toll is a valid indicator of COVID-19 management in certain countries and regions. But he said Indonesia’s actual death toll could be three times the reported number.Read also: 160 deaths in one day: Indonesia sets bleak virus record“Indonesia should refer to the WHO [World Health Organization] definition of a COVID-19 death and should implement it in the country for our own sake,” Dicky said, as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.According to the WHO, a COVID-19 death is defined for monitoring purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID-19, for example, trauma. There should be no period of complete recovery from COVID-19 between the illness and death. A death due to COVID-19 may not be attributed to another disease, such as cancer, and should be counted independently of preexisting conditions that are suspected of triggering a severe course of COVID-19. Dicky said Indonesia’s more than 10,000 deaths were ones those that were confirmed.“Meanwhile, we do not count [the deaths of people with] probable or suspected statuses. If we count them all, we might see three times as many,” he added. (dpk)Topics : The actual COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia could be three times the reported figure, which reached 10,105 on Thursday.Dicky Budiman, an epidemiologist at Griffith University Australia, said that Indonesia had the highest number of COVID-19 deaths of any ASEAN country and that that the nation placed third in COVID-19 deaths among Asian countries. last_img read more

COVID-19: 102 test positive after 2668 samples are tested

first_imgHealth CAS Dr Rashid Aman says 80 patients were discharged after recovering fully, 30 from the home care programme while 50 were discharged from the various hospitals in the Country bringing the total number of recoveries to 21,310.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 102 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours from a sample of 2668, bringing the total to 35,205.Of the 102, 93 are Kenyans, 9 are foreigners, while distribution in terms of gender is equitably shared at 51.Nairobi has 41 cases, Kitui has 11, Kiambu has 7,  Mombasa has 6, Busia has 5, Turkana 4, Nyeri  4, Taita Taveta 4,  Meru, Murang’a, Machakos, Makueni Bungoma and Kilifi have 2 cases while Embu, Laikipia, Garissa, and Kisumu have1case each. Unfortunately the total number of those who have succumbed to the virus rose to 599 after 2 dies in the last 24 hours.Also Read  152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981According to Dr Aman, the numbers indicate that we are in the right direction though we haven’t flattened the curve.He said there is need to extra caution in terms of re-opening to prevent another wave as has been witnessed in other countriesAlso Read  Govt moves to resolve land allocation dispute in East MauDr Aman further said that social gathering are still prohibited add those flouting the rules will be dealt with in accordance with the law.He said the Ministry has received 7 applications related to covid-19 clinical trials but pointed out that approval for such requests come with strict restrictions to ensure compliance.So far 3 applications have been reviewed and approved while the other 4 are at different stages of review.Dr Aman also lauded local companies for producing PPEs saying it has enabled the Country to bridge the gap on demand.Also Read  PSC to challenge Maraga’s advice to dissolve Parliament over gender ruleHe said different Government agencies have been at the forefront in ensuring PPEs used across the Country have met the required standards.The CAS said the Ministry of Health through the Pharmacy and Poisons Board conducted a quality analysis between April and June to access the standard of sanitizers and masks in the Kenya Market where 130 brands were analyzed.He said the Board is currently undertaking market surveillance of PPEs in all Counties starting with Western and Nyanza region to monitor their quality.last_img read more

Madrid suffer worst goalless run in 33 years

first_imgReal Madrid’s scoring woes are now the worst they’ve been in over three decades after failing to find the net against Deportivo Alaves.Manu Garcia’s 95th minute winner saw the hosts come away with a 1-0 victory over the reigning European champions, one that actually brings them level to Real Madrid on 14 points in the Liga table.Not even the return of Gareth Bale to the line-up after missing against CSKA Moscow midweek and coming off early against Atletico was enough to break the recent string of struggles. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The reigning European Champions began the season well enough, with victories in their first three league contests this season, scoring 10 goals in the process.While a draw against Athletic Bilbao was their first setback of the campaign, subsequent victories against Roma and Espanyol set Real off to a fine start under Julen Lopetegui.But the success in front of goal that was present in four of the club’s first five games of the season has evaporated in recent weeks.Real Madrid have not scored since that victory over Espanyol, having been kept off the board in four straight contests.Over that span, Madrid have lost 3-0 to Sevilla and held city rivals Atletico to a scoreless draw, following those results with a pair of 1-0 losses on the road to CSKA Moscow and Alaves.That is the longest goalless streak the club have endured since April 1985, when they could not find the net in five straight. 1985 – Real Madrid have failed to score in four consecutive games in all competitions for the first time since April 1985 (five), their worst run ever. Drought pic.twitter.com/Hrej7ojkM4— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 6, 2018Not a single player on the Madrid team for the match was alive when the club went through that poor run, with the oldest, Luka Modric, born in September 1985. The silver lining for Madrid is that three of those contests were on the road and the one home fixture was against Diego Simeone’s stingy Atletico side.After the international break, Madrid will return home and look to avoid equaling the 1985 side by finally breaking through when they get to face Levante.last_img read more