Argentina coach plans major changes to team at World Cup

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “The team is convinced of what’s to come. That’s it, we have to look at what we need to correct from the Iceland match, but we can’t dwell on it. We have to look forward and win the next match against Croatia.”Croatia is leading Group D after beating Nigeria 2-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Javier Mascherano, third from left, chats with teammates during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)BRONNITSY, Russia — Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans’ next World Cup match.In the team’s first training session since a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland, Sampaoli tried a different tactical approach Monday, with an eye toward the clash against Croatia on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film FIFA charges Mexico after fans chant anti-gay slur China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Di María, meanwhile, looks like he will be sacrificed for Cristian Pavon, who impressed Sampaoli in just 20 minutes as a substitute against Iceland.“I think that Jorge is looking at every position. We’ll see what happens and what he decides on the day,” the 22-year-old Pavon said. “I feel confident and luckily things are going well for me, but I don’t know yet if I’ll be a starter.”Rojo, Biglia and Di Maria are part of a group of eight players who were part of the Argentina team that finished as runner-ups in 2014 in Brazil. They also were part of the team that lost the Copa America final against Chile in 2015 and the Copa America Centenario in 2016.Sampaoli hasn’t repeated the same team in the 12 games that he has been in charge of the national team.The other likely starters for the Croatia match are talisman Lionel Messi, Wilfredo Caballero, Maximiliano Meza and Sergio Aguero, who scored in the first match.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He tested a system with three central defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi and Nicolas Tagliafico. Mercado was replacing Marcos Rojo, who put in a poor performance against Iceland in a line of four defenders.The other notable change in training was that the coach dropped midfielders Lucas Biglia and Angel Di Maria, who also failed to impress in the draw on Saturday. Sampaoli switched Biglia for Marcos Acuna, who was playing on the left wing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJavier Mascherano will remain as a defensive midfielder, while right back Eduardo Salvio was being pushed up as a wingback.“Yes, we worked with different types of systems, on the wings or in the middle, in a hypothetical line of five,” Mercado said at a news conference. “Every match needs something, and if it’s line of five then we’ll do it — if it’s a line of four we’ll do it. We have a few days left to decide how we will play.”last_img read more

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Woman, 20, Gang Raped to Death in Bong

first_imgReports filtering in from Gbalatuah, (formerly Tolbert Farm) in the Zota District, Bong County, say that a 20-old woman, identified as Hanna Flomo, was recently gang-raped to death by a number of unknown individuals.According to one of the members of the independent coroner’s jury constituted by the leadership of the town to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of Ms. Flomo, established that the deceased suffered from multiple rape.One of the jurors—who begged for anonymity— explained that three used condoms were inserted in the deceased with each filled with sperm, presumed introduced by the alleged rapists.He told this paper that his committee agreed that the deceased’s breasts were cut, while there were scars under her armpits.“The committee found evidence to establish foul-play in connection with what is obviously a homicide. We compiled a comprehensive report, my brother, but that report mysteriously disappeared and has never been found.”The committee is accusing the town leadership of being in possession of the document, while on the other hand, the town leadership is pointing fingers at the committee for taking away the report,” he declared, shaking his head in disappointment.Explaining further, this committee member intoned that on January 1, 2014, which was New Year’s Day, the deceased was seen with three unfamiliar young gentlemen drinking mixed liquor ranging from beer, stout, 8 PM, and the local palm wine.When they realized that they had over-dosed her with the liquor, the three said that they were taking the deceased to her house to sleep, the juror member disclosed.“This looks like an organized crime because the manner in which things were handled—from the town administration level to the security—is quite unsatisfactory. Moreover, the woman was buried on January 3, at 3 a.m., something very unusual” the coroner’s jury-member revealed.  He could not say whether an arrest had been made, but confirmed that the perpetrators were on the run.According to information Hanna Flomo graduated from the St Peter’s Episcopal High School in Gbarnga during 2012/2013 school year; she had gone to Gbalatuah to spend the holidays with maternal family.Speaking to this paper through an interpreter, the aunt of the deceased, Kebbeh Flomo said that late in the evening, on New Year’s Day, three gentlemen escorted their victim to the house on their shoulders, explaining that she had been over-come with liquor—and that she needed rest.“They took her into her room and we did not check on her until the next day—by which time, the men had left. We thought she was suffering from the dizziness,” Ma Kebbeh Flomo explained with tears streaming down her cheeks.Kebbeh Flomo informed this paper that officers, who appeared on the crime scene to conduct a preliminary investigation, requested that she paid L$3,000 to get the investigation underway.Meanwhile, police in Gbarnga say the Liberia National Police, along with the United Nations Police, (UNPOL) have launched a vigorous security search for the alleged rapists. They assured the citizens that the security apparatus would do everything to bring the perpetrators to justice.A senior police officer, who preferred not to be named, confided to this paper that the police was questioning a man identified as Boimah Jah, who is suspected of being an accomplice of the others, who are still on the run.“As soon as we conclude the investigation, the press will be duly informed. I think we are heading somewhere positive,” the police officer said.At the same time, family members of the late Hanna Flomo are calling on the Liberian Government and the Liberia National Police to send what they termed neutral security to conduct a transparent investigation into the brutal murder of Hanna Flomo.A teacher of the William R. Tolbert High School in Gbalatuah, Jackson Mulbah, said the latest incident might discourage parents who want to send their children to the recently-renovated school’s dormitory.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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