Itxaso Uriarte: “Getting another title would be the icing on the cake”

first_imgLa Real has started the season well …Yes. The equipment is comfortable. We had a game that has not gone out. But we have tried to correct them and this weekend against Espanyol (4-1) things went very well.What is the potential of this template?We are a young team. We all go to one and fight like the ones that are most supported by a great team.Has the cup title given momentum?Yes. A lot. Getting the Cup was something impressive and it’s something you never expect. Getting another title would be the icing on the cake. It is very complicated, but we have always said that nothing is never impossible and we will go for everything.Did you ever imagine winning a title with the Real?No. You always dream it. The first thing you want when you are little is to compete in Primera and when you are there get a degree, but I always saw it far away. As far as it looked, we saw it closer (laughs).Have you improved support for women’s football in Donostia after the Cup?Already before winning the Cup it was noted that in Zubieta were the most plugged people. Getting the title has hooked more people and more and more people come to see us.What do you think of the new Women’s Super Cup?We do not have to value the format. That is what those who throw it have to do. We have to focus on the tie against Levante and if we get it we will think about something else.How do you see your rival?The Levante has a very powerful squad, in which any player is very dangerous. But we are very clear about what we have to do and what we don’t have to do. You have to leave very focused on the game and try to make it very difficult for them.How do you expect the match?We are two teams that like to have the ball. In that sense we will try to have the ball be ours and play our game. We simply have to counter their strengths and not let them touch the ball. Do you think that fatigue from the Super Cup and Cup can affect the level in the League?We are aware that the next month will be hard. We are a template that is very plugged in and we will not take everything for granted. The fact of having so many matches in a row can physically work, but if it is not one it will be another which will be available.Do you think it will have as much impact as the Cup?Yes we hope it has repercussion. Women’s football is engaging more and more.Face your ninth season in the Real, what does this shield mean to you?It is the first team I have played in First. They welcomed me impressively and I don’t have a bad word for the club. They have given me everything and I try to thank them in the field. They have always helped me in everything I have asked for. I only have words of thanks and I will give my all for this shield.She is the player with the most minutes this season, does she feel important?It is very important that I have been fortunate that all the coaches I have been with have given me all the confidence and have always tried to correspond to them.What role do you play in the locker room?After so many years and being the veteran of the team I feel important and try to help all I can to the young women and the new additions.She is a teacher but, would you like to remain linked to football as a coach after retiring?In principle, the idea is once football is finished, dedicate myself to education. I never rule out the fact that I can train a team because I like to teach. It’s something very nice, but it’s something that I don’t think about right now.Have they made any bet or promise if they win the Super Cup?No (laughs) The first thing is to focus on Wednesday’s game, which is going to be a very complicated game. If we have already passed Wednesday’s duel you can imagine or raise something. But, first we will go step by step.last_img read more

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Raymar Jose credits teammates for MVP honor

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson His numbers, though, back up his victory as he averaged 12.27 points and 10.18 rebounds for the conference to help Cignal advance to the Finals.Though he was unable to help the Hawkeyes complete the championship run owing to his Gilas Pilipinas responsibilities, Jose said that the glory still would not be possible if not for his teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m happy for this because I won’t be able to get this if not for the coaching staff and my teammates, so I’m really grateful for them,” the 24-year-old bruiser said.The MVP recognition is also proof that hardworking players like Jose, who are willing to do the dirty work, could also get their fair share of the limelight even if they’re not topping their teams in scoring. “These awards are big for players like me that bank on our hardwork. Right now, almost everyone wants to score. They forget the little things like playing defense and rebounding,” he said.Jose became only the third FEU alumnus to win the plum, after Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia, but the 6-foot-4 said awards like these are just a bonus. The biggest prize remains winning the championship.“We’re raised in FEU with the mindset that awards are just bonuses. We just want to do our best to help our team win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Raymar Jose. PBA IMAGESEven Raymar Jose was surprised that he got the Conference MVP award for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting this. I just gave my best every game, especially on my rebounding because that’s my strength. So I get all my confidence from there,” Jose, who is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Southeast Asian Games, told reporters in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ What’s in store for your animal sign this year Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View commentslast_img read more

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Trouble in paradise; Gor players on strike

first_img0Shares0000The Gor Mahia team that started against USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 2018 in a CAF Confederation Cup match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27- Despite the huge success on the field, all is not rosy in the Gor Mahia camp. Players failed to report to training on Wednesday, a day after their huge 5-0 win over Posta Rangers in Kisumu, their contention being owed allowances.According to some players who spoke to Capital Sport on condition of anonymity, they are not ready to get back to training, or even honor any match until the club’s management honor their promises. “We have not gone back to training because we are tired of how the management is treating us. We will not play any match until our grievances are addressed. It has been like this for a while but we are tired of it,” one of the players said.From what Capital Sport has gathered, the players were promised a quarter of the Sh27mn received by the club from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for qualification to the group stages of the Confederation Cup.This, according to the players has not been fulfilled.The players and technical bench members were also promised Sh2mn of the Sh3mn SportPesa Super Cup prize money, but the promise was not fulfilled.“Everyone is very angry because they gave us only Sh1mn from the prize money. As players we are doing all the hard work in training and in games, but the money goes to them. It is quite unfair for us,” another player added.Gor Mahia are scheduled to play Sony Sugar in Kisumu on Friday, a match that stays in limbo if the situation is not arrested.Gor Mahia players celebrate one of their five goals against Thika United during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 22, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyA player said; “We will not play. The decision we have taken is final because the players are not happy at all. They even threatened to give us release letters because of the strike, but we are ready for it.”Gor Mahia have had considerable success this season, their Group Stage campaign in the Confederation Cup standing solid as they are second in their group. They are leading the Kenyan Premier League log with an unbeaten run.They have amassed 46 points off 18 games, 12 points ahead of second placed Sofapaka who have played two matches more.They also won the Super Cup in Nakuru and are on the path of FKF Shield glory having made it to the round of 16.Efforts to reach Gor Mahia officials were futile as our calls went unanswered. Coach Dylan Kerr on his side was distraught and chose to steer clear of the topic.The latest happenings inside Kenya’s most successful football club also put their participation in the Kagame Cup in doubt as they were scheduled to travel to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania after their scheduled KPL game against Sony on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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NATION ROUNDUP Michigan makes good on Hart’s guarantee

first_imgFrom news services Michigan took care of Mike Hart’s guarantee with ease. Hart ran for 187 yards on 35 carries and scored two touchdowns, and Ryan Mallett threw for three scores, leading the Wolverines to a 38-0 win over Notre Dame on Saturday at Ann Arbor, Mich. “You couldn’t write it any better than that,” Hart said. Michigan handed the Fighting Irish their worst loss since beating them by the same score in 2003. The Wolverines (1-2) avoided their first 0-3 start in seven decades. Notre Dame (0-3) is winless after three games for just the second time in school history, putting Coach Charlie Weis in unwanted company with Bob Davie. “My confidence isn’t shaken,” Weis said. “But as an organization, we haven’t done a very good job.” The Fighting Irish have lost five straight for the first time since the 1985-86 seasons, Gerry Faust’s last year and Lou Holtz’s first. In an unprecedented matchup of the storied programs, Michigan looked like it might not be that bad while the Fighting Irish appeared to be even worse than expected after losing to Penn State and Georgia Tech by a combined 51 points. Hart backed up his prediction of a win with a sensational performance, even against a defense stacked to stop him. His freshman quarterback was efficient in his first career start. Michigan’s defense suddenly was swarming to the football after giving up 73 points in losses to Appalachian State and Oregon. Freshman Jimmy Clausen was 11-for-17 for just 74 yards and an interception. He was sacked seven times, leading to Notre Dame’s rushing total of minus-6. “I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes,” Mallett said. “But he’s a great player.” Notre Dame prevented Clausen from taking further abuse in the fourth quarter, but had to use Evan Sharpley because backup quarterback Demetrius Jones stunned the team by not showing up for a team meal or the bus trip to Ann Arbor on Friday. “What happened came as a surprise,” Weis said. “I didn’t find out until 2:15. The buses were going to pull out at 2:30. But I’m not going to use it as an excuse and say our team was distracted.” Duke 20, Northwestern 14: Duke snapped the longest losing streak in the country at 22 games, beating Northwestern (2-1) at Evanston, Ill. Thaddeus Lewis threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns for the Blue Devils (1-2), whose last win came on Sept. 17, 2005 against VMI. Purdue 45, Central Michigan 22: Curtis Painter passed for 360 yards and three touchdowns to lead Purdue (3-0) past Central Michigan (1-2) at West Lafayette, Ind. Painter has 13 touchdown passes and no interceptions this season. Florida Atlantic 42, Minnesota 39: Rusty Smith threw for 463 yards and five touchdowns and Florida Atlantic (2-1) forced seven turnovers to beat Minnesota (1-2) at Miami. Illinois 41, Syracuse 20: Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns, Juice Williams threw for one touchdown and ran for another and visiting Illinois (2-1) defeated Syracuse (0-3). Iowa State 15, Iowa 13: Iowa State kicker Bret Culbertson tied a school record with five field goals, the final a 28-yarder with 1 second left, and the Cyclones (1-2) upset Iowa (2-1) at Ames for Coach Gene Chizik’s first win. Michigan State 17, Pittsburgh 13: Jehuu Caulcrick rushed for a touchdown and Travis Key ran back an interception for a score to help Michigan State (3-0) beat Pittsburgh (2-1) at East Lansing, Mich. Indiana 41, Akron 24: Kellen Lewis threw three touchdowns and nearly set an Indiana rushing record for quarterbacks by gaining 199 yards on 18 carries as he led the Hoosiers (3-0) past Akron (1-2) at Bloomington, Ind. Mississippi State 19, Auburn 14: Christian Ducre scored the go-ahead touchdown with 5:15 to play and Mississippi State stopped host Auburn inside the 10 in the final seconds. MSU (2-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) had lost six straight against Auburn (1-2, 0-1). Vanderbilt 31, Mississippi 17: Chris Nickson threw for 200 yards and ran for 78 more and a touchdown to lead Vanderbilt (2-1, 1-1 SEC) over Mississippi (1-2. 0-1). Cassen Jackson-Garrison had three touchdowns and 127 yards rushing for Vanderbilt at Nashville. Texas Tech 59, Rice 24: Graham Harrell threw a personal best six touchdown passes, three to freshman Michael Crabtree, and Texas Tech (3-0) defeated Rice (0-3) at Houston. Kansas State 61, Missouri State 10: Jordy Nelson set school records with 15 receptions for 209 yards, catching one touchdown pass and throwing another for Kansas State (2-1) in a rout of Missouri State (2-1) at Manhattan, Kan. Missouri 52, Western Michigan 24: Jeremy Maclin racked up 275 total yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Missouri (3-0) over Western Michigan (0-3) at Columbia, Mo. on Saturday. Florida State 16, Colorado 6: At Boulder, Colo., Florida State built a 16-0 lead behind Gary Cismesia’s three field goals and held on for the victory. Miami 23, Florida International 9: Kyle Wright threw an 80-yard pass to Lance Leggett for Miami’s longest offensive score in nearly two years and the Hurricanes (2-1) beat FIU (0-3) in the rematch of rivals who got into an on-field melee last season. Virginia 22, North Carolina 20: Cedric Peerman rushed for 186 yards and a touchdown and Chris Gould tied a school record with five field goals as Virginia (2-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat North Carolina (1-2, 0-1) at Chapel Hill, N.C. Wake Forest 21, Army 10: Aaron Curry returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and Wake Forest (1-2) held Army (1-2) to 56 total yards in the second half at Winston-Salem, N.C. Cincinnati 47, Miami (Ohio) 10: Sophomore Marshawn Gilyard blocked a punt for a safety and caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter and Dustin Grutza threw for two scores to lift Cincinnati (3-0) past Miami (1-2) at Oxford, Ohio. Ball State 34, Navy 31: Jake Hogue kicked a 24-yard field goal in overtime to lift Ball State (2-1) over Navy (1-2) at Annapolis, Md. Houston 34, Tulane 10: Anthony Alridge had 136 yards of total offense and two touchdowns as Houston (1-1) defeated Tulane (0-2) in the Conference USA opener at New Orleans.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DONEGAL SCHOOL IS FIRST IN COUNTRY TO VISIT HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION

first_imgPupils from 4th Class of SN Colmcille, Letterkenny became the first school in the country to visit the Holocaust in Europe exhibition in Donegal County Museum today.Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle, Mayor of Letterkenny is pictured with 4th Class SN Colmcille, Letterkenny with Class Teacher Mrs Noelle Mulrain and Mrs Bridgeen Doherty SNA at the Holocaust in Europe exhibition in Donegal County Museum. Curator of the museum, Ms Caroline Carr, said she was delighted to welcome the pupils to the school and was delighted with all their questions.     DONEGAL SCHOOL IS FIRST IN COUNTRY TO VISIT HOLOCAUST EXHIBITION was last modified: March 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Holocaust ExhibitionScoil Colmcillelast_img read more

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JUDGE ORDERS 27 PEOPLE WHO FAILED TO SHOW FOR JURY DUTY TO APPEAR BEFORE COURTS

first_imgA judge has ordered that 27 people who failed to turn up for jury duty in Co Donegal this morning be brought before the court.Judge Donagh McDonagh ordered that the people appear before the courts and explain why they failed to show.Judge McDonagh was speaking as a jury was sworn in at Letterkenny Circuit Court. He said he had never come across such a high number of people who “ignored” a summons to carry out jury duty.“I will have the County Registrar to issue a summons for the people. They were ignored. I have never come across such a high number of ‘no shows’ and they will have their opportunity when they come to court,” he said.After a jury was sworn in for two cases, Judge McDonagh told the court that people who were summonsed to appear for jury duty had an obligation to do so.“The summons is quite literally that.“I am going to direct that these people are contacted and be brought before the courts to determine the reasons why they did not appear and to see if there will be sanctions,” he said.JUDGE ORDERS 27 PEOPLE WHO FAILED TO SHOW FOR JURY DUTY TO APPEAR BEFORE COURTS was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Judge Donagh McDonaghjury dutyLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

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DONEGAL GP CARE IN CRISIS, MEETING TOLD

first_imgGP care in Donegal is in crisis, a meeting has heard, due to funding cuts by the Department of Health.Speaking at a meeting with North West GPs in Donegal Town, Deputy Thomas Pringle paid tribute to the GPs for calling the meeting to outline the crisis in general practice across the country.“The fact that funding for general practice has been cut by thirty-eight per cent since 2009 has put it into this crisis; we cannot continue to cut funding for services and expect them to deliver more,” said Deputy Pringle. “Ninety-four per cent of contact with doctors in Ireland takes place in general practice and it needs immediate funding to continue patient safety and outcomes.“The meeting sent a clear message that there will be no contract for under 6’s without negotiation with GPs and I am calling on the Minister for Primary Care Alex White to rebuild trust immediately with GPs and the Irish Medical Organisation,” stated Pringle. DONEGAL GP CARE IN CRISIS, MEETING TOLD was last modified: April 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal TownGP cutbacksThomas Pringle TDlast_img read more

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Mad Hatter Tea Party to raise funds for two local charities

first_imgBreast Care North West and Diabetes Ireland are hosting a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – and you’re invited! The two organizations are to be the beneficiaries from this year’s North West 10k, which takes place on Sunday the 6th of May in Letterkenny.Both charities are also working on fundraising initiatives ahead of the 22nd charity run and walk. If you fancy taking part in the North West charity 10k, you can register online at www.northwest10k.com.The wacky tea party will take place on Bank Holiday Monday (2nd April) between 2pm and 4pm at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny.Why not drop in for a cuppa? Mad Hatter Tea Party to raise funds for two local charities was last modified: March 28th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:breast care north westDiabetes Irelandmad hatter tea partyNorth West 10klast_img read more

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Giriraj Singh surrenders in court in MCC violation case, gets bail

first_imgUnion minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday surrendered before a local court in a model code of conduct violation case for making controversial remarks against the Muslim community at an election rally in the state.The firebrand BJP leader surrendered before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Thakur Aman Kumar here. The CJM granted bail to Mr. Singh in the case lodged under relevant sections of the Representation of People’s Act and the Indian Penal Code.“Those who cannot say ‘Vande Mataram’ or cannot respect the motherland, the nation will never forgive them. My ancestors died at the Simaria Ghat and did not need a grave but you need three handspans of space,” he had said in Hindi for making the remarks at a poll meeting in Begusarai on April 24.Besides BJP president Amit Shah, the election meeting was attended by a number of other party leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.The court also asked Mr. Singh to furnish two bail bonds of ₹5,000 each. The Election Commission had also issued a show-cause notice to the minister for his remarks. The EC said, prima facie, Mr. Singh has violated provisions of the model code and directions of the Supreme Court, which had observed that religion cannot be used while making statements during campaigning. The veteran BJP leader is locked in a three-cornered contest with CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar and RJD’s Tanveer Hasan in the Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency, where voting took place on April 29 in the fourth phase.last_img read more

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Lionel Messi upset with criticism from Argentina fans

first_imgArgentina’s Lionel Messi runs with the ball during an international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina star Lionel Messi admitted Friday to being upset with constant criticism in his homeland, saying in an interview that even his 6-year-old son asks why his countrymen attack his performances for the national team.Many Argentinans feel Messi doesn’t have the same enthusiasm for international soccer that he does for his club Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT They also questioned his silence after being eliminated from last year’s World Cup by France, something Messi said he wanted to forget.“I wanted to distance myself from the team, let time go by and cool myself. It was painful to end the cycle this way,” Messi told radio Club 94.7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Many people said I should not return (to the national team). Family, friends. My 6-year-old (asked me) ‘Why do they kill you in Argentina, daddy?’”The 31-year-old Argentina captain said he still wants to win a tournament and will keep trying with the team under coach Lionel Scaloni. MOST READ “I get upset that people are lied to,” Messi said.The striker insisted his absence in Argentina’s 1-0 victory in a friendly against Morocco in Tangier on Tuesday was due to injury.“I have a groin injury since the break in December and I have trained less, I haven’t played all the matches,” he said.Before the win, Argentina lost to Venezuela 3-1 in Madrid in a friendly that marked Messi’s return.Scaloni said after that match that Messi will surely play in this year’s Copa America, June 14 to July 7 in Brazil.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Vintage performance Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Google Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Attacks vs UP Visayas students a ‘natural reaction’ from Duterte supporters – Palace02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Those that don’t like me will have to stand me a little longer,” Messi said, adding he had already achieved “extraordinary things” with Argentina, including “a World Cup final, two Copa America finals, and that is not easy.”The five-time Ballon D’Or winner said he doesn’t need to say he loves Argentina “in every instant” because he expresses his passion for his home nation “in another way.”Messi also denied he decides who plays for the national team.“We have heard about this ‘club of friends’ thing for years. They say I pick the players, the coaches. I basically manage the whole AFA (Argentina’s soccer association),” he ironically said.Messi pointed out that average Argentinians are kind with him whenever he visits the South American country.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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