Diego Costa goal pinches win as Spain ride luck against Iran

first_img @jordigil 20/06/2018 ESP Iran were celebrating the goal in the corner as it was refused by VAR.  Andrés Cunha (Uruguay). Tarjetas amarillas: Amiri (78′), Ebrahimi (92′) Spain rode their luck at times, though, and Iran were denied what would have been a famous equaliser when Saeid Ezatolahi fired home.  That at last forced Iran to attack and they forced Spain into some uncomfortable situations.  Spain had dominated the first half but struggled to create chances against an Iran side who lined up with a back six.  IRA Irán Even after the disallowed goal, Mehdi Taremi had a great chances to draw his country level, missing the target with a header from six yards.  España las pasa canutas para acariciar los octavos Árbitro Beirranvand, Rezeian, Pouraliganji, Hosseini, Haji Safi (Mohammadi, 68′), Ezatolahi, Taremi, Ebrahimi, Amiri (Ghoddos, 85′), Ansarifard (Jahanbakhsh, 74′) y Azmoun Spain meet Morocco in their final game with work to be done while Portugal will progress if they draw with Iran, who will likely need a win to seal an improbable last 16 appearance. And second later they received the bad news as it was determined that Ezatolahi had been offside in the build up to the goal.  Kazán Arena, 42.718 espectadores The breakthrough arrived after the break when Diego Costa’s shot ricocheted back of the Atletico Madrid striker to give Spain a fortnight lead.  Upd. on 21/06/2018 at 22:40 CEST 0-1, Diego Costa (53′) Diego Costa’s third goal of the World Cup was enough to earn Spain a 1-0 win against Iran on Wednesday.  IN SPORT.ES Incidencias 0-1 Goles Fernando Hierro’s side held on to the win and now, following their draw against Portugal, have four points.  España Portugal also have four points, while Iran have three and Morocco, with none, have been eliminated.  De Gea, Carvajal, Piqué, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta (Koke, 68′), Silva, Isco, Lucas Vázquez (Asensio, 79′) y Diego Costa (Rodrigo, 88′) MATCH FACTS Mundial Rusia 2018 Jordi Gil last_img read more

Read before burning

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON SEVENTY-FIVE clean up notices have been issued to residents by Cardinia Shire Council in just a few…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Rampant rubbish

first_imgIT’S a pity Aneeka’s story on illegal dumping (News, 5/2/15) didn’t also picture the rubbish dumped at the nearly completed…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Inspired Stokes seals dramatic England win in South Africa

first_imgBen Stokes took the last three wickets as England subdued a stubborn South Africa to win a thrilling second test by 189 runs late on day five on Tuesday, their first victory at Newlands since 1957.Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen had frustrated England for 44 overs before Stokes provided late drama to finish the match with 8.2 overs to spare and level the four-match series.The win will be especially pleasing for England for the way they stuck to their task on a flat fifth-day wicket, with Stokes’s superb burst earning the all-rounder figures of 3-35.“A great day’s play and a great test match,” England seamer Stuart Broad told Sky Sports. “We had to work incredibly hard, we knew we were going to have to do that.“It was incredible discipline from South Africa throughout the day but we kept saying one bit of magic.“We set some funky fields. One breakthrough and we could apply some pressure. You need a lot of character and skill to chase 10 wickets. We are proud of taking our chances.”Chasing a test record 438 to win, South Africa looked relatively comfortable as they reached 237 for five with 26 overs remaining in the match.For the second time in the innings, however, a key man gave his wicket away. De Kock (50) attempted to pull a dragged down delivery from part-time leg spinner Joe Denly and succeeded only in picking out Zak Crawley at mid-wicket.It was an unnecessary stroke that opened the door for England and when Broad removed the obdurate Van der Dussen (17 from 140 balls), it was well and truly ajar.Stokes accounted for Dwaine Pretorius and Anrich Nortje in successive balls, both caught at slip, and sealed the victory in front of an ecstatic Barmy Army when Vernon Philander was caught fending a lifting delivery to Ollie Pope.South Africa had given themselves a chance with some stern resistance, not least from debutant opener Pieter Malan who lasted 288 balls for his 84.But England looked on course for victory at lunch after grabbing the key wicket of South Africa captain Faf du Plessis (19), who will be disappointed with his shot selection as he tried to take on spinner Dom Bess with a powerful sweep and picked out Denly at square leg.“The boys fought very hard. They bowled really well and congrats to them,” De Kock said.“Obviously we tried to push them as far as we can. Unfortunately we fell just short. I was disappointed because we had a good partnership going and I smoked one straight to a fielder.”South Africa won the first test in Pretoria by 107 runs.The third match in the four-test series starts in Port Elizabeth on Jan. 16.last_img read more

The 14th Annual Buxton/Foulis Mash and Soca Bacchanal set for MArch 5

first_imgNow that the National Costume and Float parade in Georgetown is over, all roads will lead to Buxton, on the East Coast of Demerara on Sunday, March 5 for the Buxton/Foulis Mash and Soca Bacchanal.The event is usually promoted by Father Moey and Devine Starz, and in its 14th edition, it has become a part of the calendar of activities for persons living on the East Coast of Demerara especially, the community of Buxton and surrounding environs.  The first aspects of the Mashramani celebration will be the road tramp which will commence from Melanie Damishana and culminate at the Buxton Community Centre Ground. This will get underway at 12:00h. This will be followed by the cultural presentation at 18:00h.The soca jam session is expected to feature some of the best in the business. In addition, the Centre Ground will be “booming” with sounds coming from four top sound systems as well as two one-man bands. Everyone will be admitted into the ground free before 19:00h after which a fee will be charged.The promoters are hoping for an incident free event and as such, are urging firearm holders to leave firearms at home. There will also be no unauthorised vending and no glass bottles allowed in the ground.Sounds, stage and lighting effects will be provided by Crown Vibes. The 14th annual Mash and Soca Bacchanal will be hosted by Deejay Casual.last_img read more

We deserve to be treated better

first_imgDear Editor,Please allow me space in your newspaper to vent my frustration. Have you ever arrived nine hours early for an event only to be told later that you can’t attend? Well, I have been in this situation too often with the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) Ferry Service (Parika-Supenaam).Travelling between Supenaam and Parika with a vehicle via the ferry service is one of the most excruciatingly painful situations one can face; it is mentally and physically exhausting. When the new ferries had just arrived, there was a booking system whereby one could come and book their vehicle license plate number in advance to guarantee a space on the boat; a few months later, this booking system was forgotten and the bullying and bribery system took over.On Thursday last, I arrived at the Parika wharf at 10:45 pm to ensure my space on the boat that was scheduled to leave at 8 am Friday morning. Imagine sitting in your car all the time in a line only to be told at 5:00 am that you cannot get on the boat as there were ‘other’ vehicles that needed to be loaded.When I questioned the personnel as to what exactly are these ‘other’ vehicles and what gives these persons preference over other people who have been waiting for hours, I was greeted with a face which I do not wish to describe. A few minutes later, myself along with other drivers who have been waiting for hours could vividly see drivers who had just arrived ‘pass a lil something’ and they were allowed to board the boat.I refused to fall prey to a system of bullying and bribery so I sat in my vehicle and looked on as people were given preference because they could buy their way through. I was the second person in line at the gate and I could have easily gotten onto that boat if bribery didn’t play a part and fairness was taken into consideration.About 15 to 20 vehicles passed by me and were given entrance as the drivers paid up. As I sat there, I thought to myself that in Guyana one has to have enough money to squander wastefully in order to get something done. I then ventured to the same gate man who had been giving those vehicles entrance and asked why these vehicles that had just arrived given entrance and we who have been waiting for hours were denied and he just looked me in my face as if I were speaking another language and walked away.I do not understand why these people behave as if we are begging our way onto this ferry, we are paying users and we deserve to be treated better. These T&HD workers need to be reassessed as their attitude towards people is atrocious. Anyways, after all that commotion, I was eventually told that the boat is full to capacity and I would have to wait on the next boat which was at 4 pm the same afternoon so I eventually sat in my vehicle for 15 hours. Mind you, I was not the only person left behind; other people who were also there as early as I was were forced to stay back in their vehicles even though many of these vehicles had mothers with babies.I write not only to vent my anger, but also with a hope that someone who could better this situation would see this and do something. This needs to stop and we need a regularised and fair system to be put in place so that travellers could be eased of the nightmare of travelling with a vehicle between Parika and Supenaam. I have only described one instance of this nightmare; I have been in this situation many other times.Yours truly,A frustrated citizenlast_img read more

Kenya squeeze to HK7s Main Cup quarters

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, March 23- Kenya squeezed to the Main Cup quarters of the Hong Kong Sevens on Saturday as a last gasp Horace Otieno try saw them edge out France 19-17 in their final Pool B game.Julien Candelon powered down the left touchline to opening the scoring for France before a moment of pure class from Dennis Ombachi saw Mike Friday’s side hit back. From his own touchline, Ombachi raced down the left wing, handed off Julien Candelon without breaking stride, anddotted down under the posts with Biko Adema converting to give his team a 7-5 advantage.Candelon who was at the heart of all things France then fend off two would-be defenders to score in the left corner as his team went to half time 10-7 in the lead.“Keep working as a six. It’s going to hurt. Get your heads round it. This is a breeze compared with the House of Pain. Accuracy in everything we do,” Friday roared to his charges at half time.However, Steeve Barry ensured that France’s period of territorial superiority at the start of the second half was rewarded with a try with Paul Albaladejo finally landing a successful conversion as they left Kenya with all to do to get to the Main Cup quarters with a 17-7 cushion.With Friday’s men struggling to get out of their 22, they suddenly sparked to life a minute to the final hooter when Oscar Ouma brushed-off Albaladejo after Kenya managed to retain possession to score a try in the right corner. Adema added the conversion but France still led 17-14 with 30 seconds to go but in a dramatic end to the game, they lost Jean Baptiste Gobele to the bin for delaying release at the ruck.Kenya keep their cool deep into added time as Horace Otieno dived over in the left corner as Friday went barmy on the touchline.“That’s the harsh reality of sevens, this time it has gone our way, and we’re just happy to be in the Cup quarters tomorrow.“It is where we want to be, we talk about consistency, but that is kind of the Holy Grail. If you can get consistent Cup quarters you are doing something right. Hopefully we can get back on track, but this Series is ridiculous in terms of competitiveness,” Friday said after the tension filled victory.Earlier, a limp display from Shujaa saw them get outclassed 31-7 by the rampaging New Zealand in their second pool fixture.The game kicked-off with two converted tries inside the opening couple of minutes as Sherwin Stowers went down for the All Blacks with Gillies Kaka making it 7-0 before straight from the resultant kick-off, Willy Ambaka raced 60m to touch down for a brilliant solo try.Eden Agero sent the ball between the posts to level scores and that is how closest Kenya came to New Zealand who extended their lead through a converted D J Phobes try to go 14-7 up at half time.Tim Mikkelson who breached Kenya’s try line and the boot of Kaka made it 21-7 at the start of the second period before Sam Dickson and Phobes added further converted tries to shut out Friday’s team in a game Shujaa mustered no pass in the entire opening period.Kenya opened their campaign with a nervous 17-14 victory over USA on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tottenham and Swansea transfer blow! January target set for Brazil switch

first_imgTottenham and Swansea target Alvaro Pereira could be set for Palmeiras in January, according to reports in Italy.Both Premier League clubs have held a long-term interest in the 29-year-old right-back who is currently on loan at Sao Paulo from Inter Milan.They have both been linked with fresh moves for the former Porto ace but now reports in Italy have revealed he is set to stay in Brazil.Although it has been reported that he will be swapping Sao Paulo for Palmeiras, where he will join on loan initially.Then, in the summer, the Brazilian club could pay £7.5m to keep him on a permanent basis. Tottenham and Swansea target Alvaro Pereira 1last_img