England’s record in all-white at the World Cup is really worrying

first_imgPlayed – 68Won – 42Drawn – 11Lost – 15 England won their last game wearing all-white, beating Lithuania in October 2017 3 3 3 Umbro and Nike purposefully selected all-white kits for their 2010 and 2014 World Cup campaigns, with both ending prematurely.In nine World Cup games, England have won just TWO games wearing all-white, losing three and drawing the other four.Both victories came against Argentina, the first in 1962 and then at the next World Cup where England won the prestigious Jules Rimet trophy. England wore all-white against Argentina at France ’98 Both of England’s kits would have clashed with the Croatia home kit ENGLAND’S RECORD IN ALL-WHITE England will play in a modified all white home kit when they face Croatia in their World Cup semi-final.The game, which you can hear live on talkSPORT from 7pm, is the Three Lions’ first at this stage of the competition since 1990. In 68 matches wearing all-white, England have won 42 times, drawn 11 and lost 15.The problem has arisen with Croatia before, meaning England have played the Vatreni in all-white for five of their six meetings – they have won four and lost twice.Croatia have won their previous two games wearing their changed strip, beating Denmark and Russia on penalties en route to the semi-final.England’s record at the World Cup whilst wearing all-white leaves a lot to be desired. England’s home kit currently consists of a white short and socks combo, with navy shorts – but this would clash once again.The Three Lions have worn a variety of kits over the years, but all-white seems to be a troublesome combination. After wearing all-red for the wins against Tunisia, Colombia and Sweden, Gareth Southgate’s side will be decked out in white for their clash in Moscow.Since Croatia are the designated home team, they would normally be permitted to wear their traditional home strip of white and red checks.However, since this would clash with both the England home and away strips, FIFA have ordered them to change into their blue and black away strip.The Croats have worn their home strip just once in the tournament – their opening game against Nigeria.last_img read more

Laporte is after revenge on the Manchester Derby

first_imgManchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, confessed that the Citizens are still hurt from last season’s Manchester Derby upset at Etihad Stadium.Manchester City really did have a unique opportunity that they wanted last season at the Derby that was played at Etihad Stadium and witnessed by Aymeric Laporte from the bench.Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United managed to upset the Citizens during the second half of the match with an unforgettable turnaround.Pep Guardiola’s players saw how their chances of winning the title in their own stadium vs their most hated rival wouldn’t be possible and this left some of the players quite scarred, this season is going to be very interesting for the next time that both clubs meet.The first Derby of the season will be next Sunday at Etihad Stadium once again, the Citizens get to this match as the Premier League’s top squad and the Red Devils appear to have completely recovered from the terrible start of the season that they had under Jose Mourinho.One of the players who is having an incredible start for Manchester City is Aymeric Laporte, the Athletic Bilbao product who got the call from Pep Guardiola on January and he arrived like the emergency transfer in order to aid the club’s sensible absences.At the start of his period for the Citizens, it was obvious that Laporte would take some time to adjust and his real level of performance wouldn’t be discovered until now.Aymeric Laporte on the Manchester derby:”It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table.” [Sky] pic.twitter.com/RNrRx32Hbe— City Watch (@City_Watch) November 8, 2018With a brand new season and a proper preparation to become one of Manchester City’s top players, Laporte has steadily transformed into one of Europe’s most impressive centre-backs and today has become a total lifesaver for his teammates with the Citizens.Manchester City has improved vastly on the defensive aspect because of what Laporte has managed to accomplish so far this season, they have become the best defensive side in English football with only four goals allowed in the first 11 matches.Throughout last season, this squad was already the one with the highest number of scored goals but they still lacked the defensive prowess that they possess today and Laporte has been the defensive leader the club needed.The last time Manchester United played at Etihad Stadium, the Basque defender wasn’t able to play the game because he still hadn’t reached the level of performance that Pep Guardiola expected from him.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Things have taken a drastic turn this season, Laporte now feels more confident and will be one of the key players for this match on Sunday as the Premier League leaders receive the Red Devils in one of the biggest matches of the year.Top 5 #ManchesterDerby celebrations! 🎊🎉 #mancity pic.twitter.com/gni73hMLdS— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 8, 2018Ahead of the match on Sunday, Laporte wanted to remember what it was like to lose the Manchester Derby from the bench last season.During his exchange with the press, the Spanish defender reminded everyone that many of the players are really hungry for a victory against the club that delayed their title celebration and frustrated a historic moment for Manchester City’s incredible season.“There’s always a feeling of revenge any time you lose against any team,” said Laporte on Sky Sports.“We are always ready to compete and need to take advantage of the good momentum of the team at the moment.”“It’s a very important match for two reasons… because it’s the Manchester derby and also because if we win we will put distance between ourselves and them in the table. Twenty unbeaten matches is a nice record for me,” Laporte added.“I wasn’t aware until someone told me but obviously it’s exciting for me. Breaking records is always nice. Last season as a team we reached 100 points – that was very nice and this year I have this personal record.”“I hope we don’t lose on Sunday or not this derby or the following derby. The goal is always to win and lengthen this record as much as we can,” he concluded.⚽Manchester City vs. Manchester United📅 Sunday, November 11th, 16:30🏟 Etihad Stadium🔥 Fast Facts 🔥What colour will Manchester be on Sunday?#PremierLeague #MCFC #ManCity #MUFC #ManUtd #Manchester #Derby #H2H #Stats #Footballstats #Etihad #Pogba #Sterling #Aguero pic.twitter.com/rLVu5iKElV— freebets.net (@freebetsnet) November 8, 2018Who do you think will win the Manchester Derby on Sunday, City or United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Motorist crashes truck into Midway District Walgreens bandits flee with ATM

first_imgMotorist crashes truck into Midway District Walgreens, bandits flee with ATM July 9, 2019 Posted: July 9, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A motorist slammed a pickup truck into a Midway District pharmacy Tuesday morning, then a group of bandits in a separate vehicle got out and loaded an ATM into the back of the truck before fleeing, police said.Dispatchers received reports around 3:40 a.m. of a crash at the Walgreens near the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Midway Drive, San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros said.A motorist driving a silver pickup truck crashed through the front door of the store, then at least four men in a van following behind the truck got out and loaded an ATM — which had been knocked over in the crash — into the back of the truck before the two vehicles fled, Delimitros said.Officers searched the area and found an unoccupied pickup truck, with an ATM in the back, in the 2100 block of Hancock Street, about a mile away, Delimitros said.It was not immediately clear if the bandits were able to get any cash out of the ATM, the officer said.No suspect descriptions were immediately available. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Shop for a cause

first_imgWondering what gift to pick up last minute for your near and dear ones? While you light those Diwali lamps, light up the lives of those not so privileged by heading to this Diwali bazaar. The Rotary delhi Midtown Diwali bazaar for a Cause has a host of gift items for all pockets. What’s more, the proceeds from the sale owing to the mall will go to the Rotary Club.   Shop for designer candles, diyas, pooja thalis, personalised gift packaging, ethnic apparel and accessories, chocolates, festive jewellery, home décor and furnishings and more. On sale are shimmering crystal curtains, bows and arrows, sterling silverware and silver-plated products like sculptural pieces in the form of Ganeshas, Shiva, Hanuman, Sai Baba, tea sets, trays, bowls, bar collection, salt and pepper dispenser sets, candle stands among others. So shop for a cause.DETAILAt: Select Citywalk, SaketOn Till: 13 NovemberTimings: 10 am to 11 pmlast_img read more

Elections simplified

first_imgThe former Chief Election Commissioner, S Y Quraishi recently launched his book An Undocumented Wonder: The making of the Great Indian Election, at the Capital’s India International Centre. As a stellar panel comprising the likes of journalist and documentary filmmaker Paranjoy Guhathakurta,  noted academic Pushpesh Pant and Seema Chishti, another journalist engaged in an enlightening discussion, the general elections of India started making some sense to us!    Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The panelists said an election in our country is a challenge known and understood only by the babus (bureaucrats) or the Election Commission.  Intriguingly, ours is a country that encompasses the voter population of more than all the 54 countries of Africa in addition to the countries of America. Uttar Pradesh alone has enough population to form a middle-order European nation by itself! We are all aware of the vastness of our landmass, the myriad language and the religious practices. India has the lengthiest constitution and it also is, proudly, the largest democracy.     Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe great Indian election has generated global interest and wonder, mainly on account of its uninterrupted success in the face of obvious challenges of demography, geography and mind boggling diversities. How are these elections conducted? What were the challenges faced by the Election Commission of India? How did it overcome these challenges? What are the ideals and principles that drive the people involved in completing this mammoth task? What are we doing about the involvement of newer technology, like Internet and biometric machines?    An Undocumented Wonder: The making of the Great Indian Election answers these and many more questions about what has been termed as the ‘great dance of democracy’. The book attempts to serve and satisfy the reader’s genuine curiosity through a first-person account of recent electoral history and the challenges encountered. Along with highly informative and exciting inside stories of Indian elections, the author shares his experiences and knowledge from the time when he served as the CEC of India. Quraishi has been one of the most sought after experts on what it takes for a democracy the size of India to hold free and fair elections of such unparalleled scale. Let’s say he has tried to answer all the varied questions put forward to him in various interviews and discussions! If only this well-written book had been released before the 2014 elections instead of making its appearance at the end of the polls in May 2014, it would have made a world of difference, more particularly to the lakhs of people who were reportedly unable to vote in Pune, Nagpur and Mumbai.Book: An Undocumented Wonder: The Making of the Great Indian Election Author: SY QuraishiPublisher: Rainlight Rupa Price: Rs 795last_img read more

NKDA gearing up to tackle heat wave coming next month

first_imgKolkata: In the wake of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting a heat wave sometime in the month of May, the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is taking a slew of measures to facilitate people in tackling the extreme weather conditions.”The National Disaster Management Authority has issued an advisory recently that the IMD has predicted a heat wave sometime in May 2018. The seasonal average maximum, minimum and mean temperatures will be above normal. While the extent will vary in different states, Bengal is also predicted to face the temperature anomalies. So we are taking appropriate steps,” a senior NKDA official said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsNKDA chairman Debashis Sen, who learnt of the abnormal weather conditions from the state department of Disaster Management and Civil Defence, recently held a meeting with NKDA, HIDCO and other concerned officials in the area to make a comprehensive plan to tackle the situation.”We have decided to construct bus sheds at three points (opposite to Techno India College, at road crossing near Westin and near Owl More junction). We are also coming up with two additional water ATMs near Gate 1 (Rabi Aranya) and Gate 3 (Mishti Hub) of Eco Park,” the official said. Among other steps, NKDA will advise road repair and other construction agencies to keep ORS for workers and work in evening shifts with lights, wherever possible. “We are also mobilising water pouches through Public Health and Engineering department in certain pockets of Eco Park,” the official added.last_img read more