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Ashley Giles set to replace Andrew Strauss as England Cricket Team managing director

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The previous England spinner Ashley Giles is supposedly the leader to supplant Andrew Strauss as chief of England cricket, as indicated by reports in the British media.

It has been theorized that Ashes-champ Giles, who played 53 Tests and 62 ODIs somewhere in the range of 1998 and 2006, has been offered the activity and is presently in talk the terms and states of the arrangement. This will end a two-month look for a successor to previous Test skipper Strauss after he ventured down in October to be with his better half, Ruth, as she experiences treatment for malignant growth.

The 45-year-old Giles, the donning executive at his club Warwickshire, past functioned as a coach of England’s ODI group until 2013-14. He has no demise of understanding on the household front, having trained Warwickshire for five seasons amid with they won the 2012 County Championship and Lancashire to the T20 Blast in 2015.

Giles has additionally filled in as a national selector. First, on Giles’ plate, should he be affirmed as an executive of England cricket, will be to name another head coach with Trevor Bayliss abandoning the job after the 2019 season.

Britain is positioned No 1 in ODIs and host the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, while in Tests they have climbed to No 2 in the wake of clearing Sri Lanka 3-0 as of late.

They are because of play three Tests, five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals on their voyage through the West Indies, which begins one month from now.

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Curry sinks final shot, tops Conley for second 3-point title

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Stephen Curry shot his way to another 3-point title and Domantas Sabonis ensured the Skills Challenge actually has a place with the bigs.

Curry, the Golden State Warriors whiz, given a sensational review to his seventh All-Star Game appearance when he sank his last 3-pointer to edge Utah’s Mike Conley for the title on Sunday night. Curry likewise won the 3-point content in 2015.

Conley had the lead with 27 focuses before Curry was the last shooter of the challenge. Curry had 26 focuses prior to sinking his last shot from the corner for 28 focuses and the success.

“I could hear the temperature rise a tad,” Curry said of the response from the little group permitted in State Farm Arena.

“It was some marvelous rivalry,” Curry said. “I’m happy I completed it.”

After a next in line finish to 2020 Skills Challenge victor and individual huge man Bam Adebayo of Miami, Indiana’s Sabonis gotten back to win the title.

The 6-foot-11 Sabonis didn’t miss a pass or 3-point shot in disposal prevails upon Julius Randle of the New York Knicks and Luka Doncic of Dallas in the trial of passing, ball-dealing with and shooting capacity. Doncic fell behind by missing in his initial two trial of his passing exactness.

Sabonis beat Orlando’s 7-foot Nikola Vucevic in the matchup of enormous men for the abilities title. Each missed two 3-point shots before Sabonis sank his third endeavor and afterward secured his clench hand in triumph.

“It was fun,” Sabonis said. “I needed to come out and ensure I completed it this time.”

Curry had 31 focuses in the first round to lead the challenge. Additionally progressing were Jayson Tatum, with 25 focuses, and Conley, with 28.

Tatum opened the last round with 17 focuses while making just one shot from the “cash ball” rack. Conley almost copied his first-round aggregate and it showed up it very well may be sufficient until Curry hardened his standing as one of the top shooters in NBA history.

The sure thing challenge was booked for halftime of the All-Star Game.

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Lightning star Victor Hedman scores 2OT winner to eliminate Bruins

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Victor Hedman was apparently inescapable for the Tampa Bay Lightning, so it’s just fitting he scored the arrangement champ against the Boston Bruins, killing his divisional opponent in twofold extra time.

Hedman discharged a wrist shot through a Pat Maroon screen, which streamed through Jaroslav Halak’s arm and in, to seal a 3-2 Lightning triumph.

Hedman logged a game-high 38:25 in Game 5 and exceeded expectations for the Lightning in all circumstances all through the arrangement, conveying an expanded remaining task at hand with Ryan McDonagh missing three games because of injury.

It’s a frightening idea for the remainder of the opposition, yet the Lightning beat the Bruins in five games without their skipper Steven Stamkos. Tampa Bay could likewise be without ruling Hart Trophy champ Nikita Kucherov, who left Game 5 with an undisclosed physical issue.

In the meantime, Hedman is positively shaping the end of the season games with five objectives so far as this cycle of the Lightning advance to their fourth gathering last under Jon Cooper, keeping in mind the desire of at last lifting the Cup that has shockingly evaded them.

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FIFA Club World Cup and Champion league list

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FIFA Club World Cup and Champion league list

FIFA Club World Cup is a famous transnational men’s association football competition. The competition is overseen by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) which is the sport’s governing body. Football makes the world a small community as different teams meet to contest in the FIFA Club World Cup challenge. The competition also creates huge fan base as millions of people enjoy football and associate with various teams in the world.  FIFA competition was played first in 2000 as FIFA Club World Championship(20years) and has been a continuous series over the year. Different teams are coming to light while some are holding the titles severally.

The contest was no held from 2001 to 2005 a long break due to issues in the association. The major factor for the halt was the collapse of FIFA marketing partner ISL (international sport and leisure). However, the association was back to its feet in 2005, where the competition is held every year.  Different countries have had the privilege to host the competitions Brazil being the first host in 2000.

List of host countries from the year 2000 up to date.

  • Brazil
  • Japan
  • Unite the Arab Emirates
  • Morocco
  • Qatar

During the first FIFA Club, World Cup champions the competition ran simultaneously with the intercontinental cup. This a contest by the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the Copa Libertadores playing in from 2000 to 2004. The champions from the two tournaments were officially recognized (2017) by FIFA as Club world champions.  In the year 2005, the Intercontinental cup merged with the FIFA Club World Cup was in the following year (2006) the tournament was established and named as FIFA Club World Cup. Teams who emerge winners in the competitions are awarded the FIFA Club World Cup trophy and provided with a FIFA World Champions certificate.

Tournament format.

The competition follows a certain protocol which involves seven teams, who compete for the title at the selected venues in the host country.  The contest goes for two weeks; the seven teams are selected from that year’s competitions winners:

  1. AFC Champions League (Asia)
  2. CAF Champions League (Africa)
  3. CONCACAF Champions League (North America)
  4. Copa Libertadores (South America)
  5. OFC Champions League (Oceania)
  6. UEFA Champions League (Europe)
  7. The host nation’s Champions

Winners from the above leagues will have a straight knock-out tournament. They will play against each other in the format below:

  1. The hostnation’s champions will play against the OFC champions (Oceania).
  2. The winner will then join the Champions of Asia, Africa and North Americain the Quarterfinals.
  3.  The winners in the quarter-finals will pal against the European and South America champions, and they will enter the semi-final stage the winners will then proceed to the final champions.

In FIFA Club History Real Madrid has the most victories having won the competition four times. The Corinthian’s inaugural victory has been the best in the FIFA Club World Cup records to produce best results as a host nation’s national league champions. Teams from Spain have won the play-offs seven times recording the most times from any nation.

2019 FIFA Club World Cup.

Qatar has the privilege to host the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup it was officially named as FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019. The competitions were sponsored by the Alibaba Cloud making the 16th edition of the competitions.  The contestants were winners from the six continental confederations and the host nation’s nationals league.  These went from 11th to 21 December 2019 at two allocated venues in Doha.

England’s Liverpool emerged the champions after defeating Brazil’s Flamengo (1-0). The win came after the teams were added extra time in the finals.  Flamengo takes the runners-up, third place goes for Monterrey, and fourth place goes to Al-Hilal.

Host appointment details.

Every year FIFA announces a host which they give ample time for the country host to prepare and keep the set regulations.  However, in 2019 announcement FIFA delayed the process where they were to announce on 15 March 2019 and did it on 28 May 2019.  The association state that the 2019-2020 tournaments host will be announced at the FIFA council meeting held in Paris, France (3 June 2019).The council picked Qatar as the potential host of the 2019-2020 tournaments. These also served as a test event since they are to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA Club World Cup venues Doha Qatar.

The council also identified the three venues fit for the competitions; the venue could host large capacity. All three stadium is located at Doha. 

  • Jassim Bin Hamad stadium. (hosted the AFC Asian cup)
  • Khalifa international stadium (hosted the AFC Asian Cup and the finals)
  • Education city stadium. (to host the final match)

FIFA also select the same stadiums to host the 2022 FIFA World cup. However, the opening of the Education city stadium was postponed leaving the two stadium for use.  The Khalifa international stadium has a capacity of 45,416 while Jassim bin Hamad stadium can host a capacity of 11,918.

Qualified teams for the FIFA Club World Cup 2019.

The competitions had the last seven teams which played against each other leaving Liverpool as the winner.  The teams were as follows:

TeamConfederationQualificationParticipation
FlamengoCONMEBOL2019 Copa Libertadores1st
LiverpoolUEFA201-2019 UEFA champions league winners2nd (2005)
Al-HilalAFCAFC champions league winners.1st
Esperance de TunisCAF2018-2019 CAF champions league winners3rd (in previous years 2011-2018)
MonterreyCONCACAFCONCACAF champions league4th in previous years 2011,2012,2013,
Hienghene sportOFCOFC champions league 1st
Al-SaddAFC hostWinners 2018-2019 Qatar stars league2nd

FIFA Club World Cup 2021 (Chinese 2021)

The FIFA Club World Cup 2021 is the 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup; China is the host country for the games. The contest is among clubs from six confederations where winners will play-off to get the final FIFA Club World Cup winner. There is a unique tournament under the new expanded regulation where 24 teams will contest and play in China. The 24 teams are from 6 confederations and will play-off to provide the final winner.  China has prepared eight venues in eight cities the association plans to have the games from 17 June to 4 July 2021.

The games might have slight changes due to the current pandemic, where FIFA will push the competitions later in 2021-2022 or 2023.  The changes occur due to the Covid-19 which has delayed other tournaments such as UEFA European championships and Copa America. They were to take place in mid-2020 -2021 but few interruptions which the FIFA council will handle with time.

Number of titles won at the FIFA Club World Cup by various clubs from 2000 to 2019

Certain clubs have won several times takin FC Barcelona who have won FIFA Club World Cup three times 2009,2011 and 2015.  Real Madrid also has won the FIFA Club World Cup four-time and three times in a row from 2016 to 2018. 

TeamYearTitles
Real Madrid2014,2016,2017,20184
FC Barcelona2009,2011 and 20153
Sports club Corinthians Paulista2000 and 20122
Sao Paulo20051
Sports club Internacional20061
Manchester United FC20081
FC Internazionale Milano20101
A.C Milan20071
FC Bayern Munich20131
Liverpool20191

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