ADESP-federations meeting in case competitions in Spain are permanently suspended

first_imgThe Spanish Sports Association (ADESP) has called a meeting for this Friday with the federations that use regular league formats, in order to study “the legal options” of each competition that is suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.This was confirmed this Thursday by the Spanish Rugby Federation (FER) in a press release, echoing the invitation it had received from ADESP, along with other federations also affected by the current state of alarm.“The objective is to jointly study the existing legal options to, in the event that the 2019/20 season competitions should be terminated, adopt a solution that harms the interests of all parties involved as little as possible”, has indicated the FER. “The problem is that there is a legal vacuum in this regard, so a legislative tool should be requested from the Higher Sports Council (CSD), as it would be a unique precept to incorporate in a resolution of this organism “, the FER has continued.In said resolution, according to the press release, “it would be determined – with legal rank – how to proceed by the Spanish sports federations for the resolution of this type of cases derived from an exceptional situation of force majeure emerged in the current season. “last_img read more

Pochettino worries VAR could kill emotion in football

first_img0Shares0000Referee Paul Tierney consults VAR and disallows a goal from Eric LamelaLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 1 – Mauricio Pochettino says the VAR confusion in the first half of Tottenham’s 6-1 FA Cup win over Rochdale was “embarrassing” and fears it could kill emotion in the game.Several incidents, both going in favour and against Pochettino’s side, dominated the first half at Wembley, with referee Paul Tierney and VAR Graham Scott at Stockley Park regularly called into action on a busy night for officials. Spurs had a goal disallowed, a penalty awarded, and a penalty controversially disallowed through the use of VAR, with five additional minutes in stoppage time, and Pochettino is concerned the bizarre circumstances and confusion could kill the spontaneity and emotion in the game.He said after the win: “The first half was a little bit embarrassing for everyone. Difficult to keep focus and play football. I am not sure that the system is going to help.“Football is about emotion, it’s a context of emotion if we are going to kill emotion in football. I think the fans of people who love football are not so happy about what they see today.“I think in my opinion we have the best referees in Europe, in the world, and I think we don’t need too much. Football is about mistakes, like us, the players can make mistakes, the refs can make mistakes. And it was always like this, and we understood football in this way.“I think, if I can help, if my opinion is important, I think it is a lot of work to do, because we need to talk, to explain, because I saw today every one of us confused.“I think if we try in this direction we are going to change the game we love, that is why I am happy to help, to analyse and to make it better. If we are going to use this system, we need to be clear what is going to happen in every single action, and how.”In contrast to his opposite number Keith Hill, who said the VAR created excitement, Pochettino could not hide his worries for the system, and insists it would be too premature to bring it into every Premier League game next season.“I think you, and the fans, and myself, we are all agreeing, that watching the game today it is too early to bring it in next season,” he said. “We need to respect our fans in football, and maybe the fans are not so happy about this.“I think we are going to kill that emotion that makes you feel happy [in the game], and that is why you pay the ticket, why you came to the game today, even when the conditions are too bad. Then you may say, OK, I’m going to watch on the TV at home. If you cannot shout when you score because you have to wait two minutes.“I am for the new technology, but be careful, because we could change the game we know very well, and kill the emotion.”On Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, who scored a hat-trick in the victory, Pochettino added: “I am so happy for him. Of course it was difficult for him to adapt, and I hope the hat-trick makes him feel more free, more natural, to become an important player, until the end of the season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Halo World Championship starting in December

first_imgThe Halo World Championship is happening this December. Having partnered with MLG, ESL and Gfinity, this event is set to be the biggest Halo eSports competition out there and is centered around Halo 5’s Arena multiplayer mode. Microsoft has just released new details about the HaloWC including when the tournament will take place, the crowd-fund assisted prizepool, and more.The original prize pool of $1 million has grown thanks to the Halo community who has crowdfunded it via the Requisition System in Halo 5: Guardians. Due to their efforts, the prize pool is now $1.7 million and is said to be growing daily.The HaloWC will consist of online and in-person live events that will take place across the world. Countries and regions include: the USA, Canada, Europe, the Middle-East, Africa, Greater Asia, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. The tournament is open to anyone who wants to register, both professional and non-professional players alike.The championships will be livestreamed on the Halo and Xbox TwitchTV channels. Below are the dates for some of the key events:December 6, 2015: Online Ladders BeginDecember 19, 2015 to January 31, 2016: Online Qualifiers and Regional In-Person Live EventsJanuary 23, 2016 to February 21, 2016: Regional Finals across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia/Australia/New ZealandMarch 1, 2016 to March 20, 2016: Halo World Championship Prelims and FinalsFor more information, please visit read more