Kyrgios pays tribute to Kobe Bryant in his match against Nadal

first_imgTreasured gesture of Nick Kyrgios on the Australian Open. Of their spherical of 16 match against Rafa Nadal, the Australian jumped to the Melbourne Rod Laver Area with a Kobe Bryant shirt. Kyrgios wished to pay tribute to the legendary former Los Angeles Lakers participant, who died final Sunday due to a helicopter accident. Kyrgios was considerably affected in his exit to the observe and in the moments earlier than the sport, since as he himself confessed throughout lately in Melbourne, He had an in depth friendship with Bryant for years. As lover of basketball and the NBA, Nick wished to have that element with one of many greats in the historical past of the game. Relaxation in peace.last_img

Real Sociedad and Athletic, Real Madrid and Barcelona rivals in Copa del Rey quarters

first_img01/31/2020 – 13:17 | 13:34 – 01/31/20 The match between Real Madrid and Donostiarras will be played in a Santiago Bernabéu which will be one of the teams that has best deployed in Primera during the season. It will be a high level test for a squad, that of Zinedine Zidane, which is in good shape. Barcelona will have to visit the always complicated fief of San Mamés. There, Athletic will try to assert his status as a cupbearer in a match that brings together the two teams that accumulate the most Cups. A requirement test for the new Quique Setién project. Granada and Valencia complete the last game between ‘first’ of the quarter round. Both reach this stage after having suffered against Badajoz (in extra time) and Cultural Leonesa (on penalties). The current champion, again away from home, will try to stay alive in the revalidation of the title after a very busy winter transfer market. Villarreal has been in charge of playing with a Mirandés that is far from being a ‘candy. Anduva has already seen Celta fall in sixteenths and Sevilla in the round of 16, and is ready for a new bombing of a club that already accumulates four participations in the quarterfinals of the K.O.All matches are played in a single match (last round in which this happens), after a pure draw in which, with the exception of Mirandés, the balls that came out first determined the team that played as a local. The matches will be played between February 4 and 6. Photo: Getty Whites play at home and culés in San MamésThe other duels are Granada-Valencia and Mirandés-Villarreal Real Sociedad and Athletic are the rivals of Real Madrid and Barcelona after the draw for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey that has crossed Granada against Valencia and Villarreal against Mirandés.last_img read more

This is how the Champions League teams changed in winter

first_imgQuiet month in every way for the white set. Reinier arrives, charging Zidane even more in the future, but will grow under Raul’s orders in Castile and will have to wait next year to debut in Champions: the hole left on the list by Odriozola, who had totally lost the war for the minutes, has been occupied by Asensio The Mallorcan is expected to return in March and points to decisive signing for the final stretch, along with an Eden Hazard to whom the injuries have stolen the brightness that is assumed.Manchester CityHigh: None.Low: Angeliño (assignment, RB Leipzig). There have been many rumors and not so many certainties in which the 16 teams qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League have been involved. With the biggest bombshell in the window – Bruno Fernandes – exploding outside the top continental competition, the second- Kulusevski- tanning in Parma despite having been signed by Juventus and the third -Reinier- growing in Real Madrid Castilla without gap in the list with the elders; the arrivals of Haaland to Borussia Dortmund, Dani Olmo to Leipzig and Bergwijn to Tottenham They are the main reinforcements in the eighth radar. This is how the Champions teams present themselves to this round of eighths after passing through the winter market.Atlético de Madrid-Liverpool (02-18-11 / 03)Atlético de MadridHigh: Yannick Carrasco (assignment, Dalian Yifang).Low: None.Homecoming What was going to be Cavani ended up being Carrasco. The endless search for a ‘9’ that palliated the team’s lack of goal ended in a crossroads between Enrique Cerezo and the player’s environment and in the Belgian as the lesser evil. The far left is an old known mattress hobby. In his previous stage (2015-18) he scored 23 goals in 124 games. While in the new one he debuted in the derby against Madrid, where he could not prevent the rojiblanca defeat (1-0), and redebutó in the Wanda in the victory against Granada (1-0). While Emre Can occupied the place left by a Julian Weigl who surprisingly packed his bags in the direction of Lisbon after being fundamental in the scheme of Lucien Favre. The former Bayern Munich player was on loan from Juventus due to the lack of opportunities Sarri had provided him. The German of Turkish descent has not had a good start. Despite having emerged with a goal in his first title (second game), he still does not know the victory with Dortmund.Paris Saint GermainHigh: None.Low: None. The Vechia Signora He has dedicated himself to ‘drop ballast’ in the face of the decisive stretch of the season. The Mandzukic, Can and Co. did not count for Maurizio Sarri and Kulusevski will not wear the elastic bianconera until the next campaign. Recognizable team that will rely on the historic streak of Cristiano and in the rebirth of a Paulo Dybala much more decisive than last year.Real Madrid-Manchester City (02 / 02-17 / 03)Real Madrid Naples- FC Barcelona (25/02/18/03)NaplesHigh: Lobotka (20 million, Celta de Vigo), Andrea Petagna (17 million, SPAL), Amir Rrahmani (14 million, Hellas Verona), Diego Demme (12 million, RB Leipzig), Matteo Politano (assignment, Inter Milan).Low: Amir Rrahmani (assignment, Hellas Verona), Andrea Petagna (assignment, SPAL), Lorenzo Tonelli (assignment, Sampdoria), Amato Ciciretti (assignment, Empoli), Gianluca Gaetano (assignment, Cremonense), Francesco Mezzoni (assignment, Pontedera).Lobotka and Demme have reinforced Gattuso’s engine room and point to key pieces in the future of Neapolitan in this second half of the season. Politano, meanwhile, joins a vanguard full of talent: Mertens, Insigne, Alley, Chucky Lozano … It was presumed a hectic January in the offices of Stamford Bridge after the decision of the TAS that allowed them to sign a window before the expected one. But everything stayed in that, a presumption. The explosion of the Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and company under the orders of Lampard subtracted urgency to the search for reinforcements. The non-departure of Olivier Giroud after the invitation to leave his coach and the final goodbye of a Michael Hector lost between assignments are the only discordant notes of a ‘blue’ market marked by tranquility.Bayern MunichHigh: Álvaro Odriozola (assignment, Real Madrid).Low: None.The faces of the men Hans-Dieter Flick are the same that swept their rivals from the group stage map, with the exception of Odriozola. However, the side owned by Madrid has come to be the replacement of Benjamin Pavard, as the German coach has recently recognized. The good dynamics of muniqueses, which has led them to climb the leadership of a Bundesliga that acted as a mole, it’s your biggest reinforcement. The earthquake that can influence the future of the City’s future came once the market closed in the form of a sanction. Bureaucracy aside, Angeliño left in search of an opportunity he seems to have found in Leipzig. The remoteness of Liverpool in the Premier turns this tie into a lose-pay for a Guardiola who assumes that its continuity could falter from stumbling. RB LeipzigHigh: Dani Olmo (30 million, Dinamo Zagreb), Angeliño (transfer, Manchester City).Low: Matheus Cunha (18 million, Hertha Berlin), Diego Demme (12 million, Naples), Marcelo Saracchi (assignment, Galatasaray), Ilsanker (0.5 million, Eintracht Frankfurt).The elimination of Dinamo Zagreb from the Champions caused Dani Olmo to accelerate his departure from Croatia and the energy team won the race for his hiring. Key piece for Nagelsmann since his arrival, he has accumulated a bit, great goal, and an assistance in the four games he has played so far. The other reinforcement also speaks Spanish. Angeliño, without too many minutes under Guardiola, has taken the left-handed lane of the Red Bull Arena. In return, arrival of Alessandro Florenzi, on loan, reinforces the entire right flank of Albert Celades. The former captain of Rome is characterized as a long-distance side that serves as an extreme if the situation requires it. The Roman has fallen standing in Mestalla and has the total confidence of the technician, although fHe was a victim of the push of Getafe and ended up deservedly expelled in his match against Bordalás. Tottenham-RB Leipzig (02-19-10 / 03)TottenhamBergwijn and Gedson Fernandes are reinforcement reinforcements for Mourinho, but they do not fill the gap left by Harry Kane’s injury. Willian José and Tottenham were a couple that seemed doomed to understand each other, although everything stayed in it. Neither the Spanish-Brazilian nor Cavani nor Piatek. So Mou has had to invent a ‘9’ in the figure of Lucas Moura. In the farewell chapter, The soap opera Eriksen finally had an end. Time will tell if he is more or less happy for a player who saw his arrival at Real Madrid very close. Zidane didn’t like him, but Conte did. On the other hand, Danny Rose was never liked by Setubal’s coach and its loss is a relief for the former side holder of the ‘spurs’.center_img Carles Pérez and Abel Ruiz packed, just like Todibo and Wagué, but the casualties of the first hammer much more when taking a look at the template available to Setién. Between non-arrivals, departures and misfortune in the form of injury, Griezmann must assert himself, Ansu Fati become a man even if he remains a child and Messi is more Messi than ever.Olympique de Lyon-Juventus (02 / 02-17 / 03)Lyon OlympiqueHigh: Bruno Guimaraes (20 million, Athletico Paranaense), Tino Kadewere (12 million, Le Havre), Karl Toko Ekambi (transfer with purchase option, Villarreal), Camilo (2 million, Ponte Preta).Low: Tino Kadewere (assignment, Le Havre).The irregular march of the Rudi García forced to move and hence the landings of Bruno Guimaraes and Ekambi. The first has not yet debuted, having played the pre-Olympic match with Brazil, being one of the most prominent of it. The second has fallen and has already scored two goals and given another. In addition, Rayan Cherki, at 16, has hatched as one of the pearls of the moment. His greatest triumph has been to suffer no loss. Edinson Cavani will consume his contract with the Parisians and seems to have changed the pace once the winter window gave folder. The PSG is facing what may be his last chance if he wants to keep together with the most devastating attack in Europe and, for this, the Champions League plays a fundamental role. The doubts about Neymar’s physical condition when the season becomes a lose-pay and the perennial confrontation Tuchel-Mbappé must remain in the background.Atalanta-Valencia (02-19-10 / 03)AtalantaHigh: Duvan Zapata (12 million, Sampdoria), Bosko Sutalo (5 million, Osijek), Lennart Czyborra (4.5 million, Heracles Almelo), Mattia Caldara (assignment, Milan), Raoul Bellanova (assignment, Girondis Bordeaux)Low: Dejan Kulusevski (35 million, Juventus), Andrea Masiello (2.5 million, Genoa), Roger Ibáñez (transfer, Rome), Musa Barrow (assignment, Bologna), Simon Kjaer (break assignment, Milan), Guilherme Arana (break assignment, Atlético Mineiro).From the infinity of names listed above, The real signing of the team was already in the squad. Duvan Shoe, star of those of Bergamo who came on loan from Sampdoria a year and a half ago for 14 million euros, has officially belonged to the Italians after exercising his purchase option (12 million). The Colombian, injured the last four games of the first phase, is called to lead, along with Ilicic, Muriel and Papu Gómez, the most dangerous vanguard of Serie A (They are the top scorers in the Italian league with 61 goals in 23 games). Of the exits, the most painful will be that of a Diego Demme who was an immovable figure as a pivot in the first half of the season. Matheus Cunha, at 20, was an energy supplement for the second parts More than a regular headline. In general, in Leipzig they have more gunpowder to continue dreaming of progress in Europe.Chelsea-Bayern Munich (25/02/18/03)ChelseaHigh: None.Low: Michael Hector (5.90 million, Fulham). The Japanese He stood out in the first phase of the Champions League in the defeat by the minimum of the Austrians against Liverpool himself (4-3) with a goal and an assist (to Haaland). Su versatility in the attack front and its huge lungs fit perfectly into the game scheme of the reigning European champion and has already enjoyed 221 minutes, divided into four games, of which three have been titles. Borussia Dortmund-PSG (02-18-11 / 03)Borussia DortmundHigh: Erling Haaland (20 million, RB Salzburg), Emre Can (transfer with purchase option of 25 million).Low: Paco Alcácer (23 million, Villarreal), Julian Weigl (20 million, Benfica), Jacob Bruun Larsen (9 million, Hoffenheim).The borusser box market is marked by a Norwegian born in Leeds 19 years ago. When the pyrrhic clause that freed Erling Braut Haaland of his stay in Salzburg there were few who knocked on his door. But the strategy used by Michael Zorc hid the winning ballot. 9 goals in just 349 minutes (6 games) lay the foundations of an operation marked by efficiency and profitability. His arrival caused the departure of a Paco Alcácer who has fallen standing in Villarreal. On the other hand, a Kadewere that was running small in Ligue 2 will continue to grow there until June and Camilo is a young Brazilian promise from which no immediate impact is expected. Even if all this activity is not reflected in a remarkable improvement and the team is still in no man’s land in Ligue 1: eleventh, six points from European positions. Until now, much more noise than nuts.JuventusHigh: Dejan Kulusevski (35 million, Atalanta).Low: Dejan Kulusevski (assignment, Parma), Mario Madzukic (free, Al Duhail), Emre Can (assignment, Borussia Dortmund), Mattia Perin (assignment, Genoa), Marko Pjaca (assignment, Anderlecht). Among the rest of the movements stand out the arrival of Mattia Caldara, central arrived from San Siro that has not enjoyed the trust of Gasperini, for the moment, and the sale of Kulusevski to Juventus. However, this last movement does not affect the Nerazzuri in sports. The 19-year-old Swede was on loan at Parma and, despite having been signed by Vechia Signora, he will continue there until the end of the season. The departures of Kjaer and Arana, old acquaintances of sevillism, has been compensated by Sutalo and Czyborra, player by player.ValenciaHigh: Florenzi (assignment, Sampdoria)Low: None.Another case in which the biggest triumph has been not to suffer a defeat. As in the summer, when Rodrigo was very close to Atleti, the star was about to leave the city of Turia. On this occasion, Barça was in charge of trying to steal the Valencians, but everything was in a scare. On the other hand, the other ‘winter signing’ of the team arrived in summer. Sime Vrsaljko, unpublished from January 13, 2019 because of an eternal knee injury suffered at Inter, returned to the pitch against Leganés (0-0) on January 26, playing with Atleti 620 days later (before Olympique de Lyon in the round of 16 of the Champions 2018). The Croatian has proven to be a replacement of guarantees in the face of Trippier and Arias’ physical problems, but neither he nor Carrasco are solutions to the evils of the Cholo team.LiverpoolHigh: Takumi Minamino (8.5 million, Red Bull Salzburg).Low: None.Even enjoying one of the best greased gears you remember, those of Klopp have allowed themselves a Christmas gift. The 9 goals and 11 assists he added Takumi Minamino with the RB Salzburg in the first half of the season they were well worth the 8.5 million contained in its termination clause. The rest of the movements are marked by the assignments of young people with little presence in the first team and the signing and subsequent loan of Petagna and Rrahmani to SPAL and Hellas Verona, their home clubs. The partenopei they arrive at the tie against Barça in clear ascent and in a much more optimal mood than the reign at the time of the draw.BarcelonaHigh: Francisco Trincao (31 million, Sporting Braga).Low: Jean-Clair Todibo (assignment, Schalke 04), Carles Pérez (11.5 million, Rome), Moussa Wagué (assignment, Nice), Carles Aleñá (assignment, Betis), Abel Ruiz (assignment with compulsory purchase, Sporting Braga).Of the 16 eighth teams, Barça is the only one with the market still ‘open’. The long-term injury of Dembélé is the culprit, although everything indicates that they will be thrown for a replacement of Luis Suárez, amending previous errors. The surprising arrival of Trincao will not occur until next summer, so, waiting for that last operation, there are no new faces in Can Barça.last_img read more

Valencia asks Madrid to transfer the central Javi Sánchez

first_imgHowever, there is a stumbling block so that the operation can come to fruition: the transfer formula. Valencia intends to include a purchase option at the end of the season, giving Madrid the possibility of including a repurchase option for the future. In the Bernabéu, however, they have transmitted to the che that in case of carrying out the operation they prefer that it be by a transfer without purchase option, since he is a player in whom they have a lot of confidence despite the fact that the physical problems have not allowed him to settle this course in Valladolid. Valencia has already tried several plants to cover the loss of Garay, although they have a big problem: Fair play just leave them room for movement. Your options are limited to an assignment, something that no First team is willing to do at this time of season. Therefore, if negotiations with Javi Sánchez do not come to fruition, your options would be reduced to looking at the Second Division market … Valencia has called Real Madrid to ask for the transfer of Javi Sánchez, a 22-year-old white central who is currently assigned to Valladolid. LaLiga, as happened to Barcelona in the case of Dembelé, allows Valencia can incorporate a player to cover Garay’s long-term leave. In the Bernabéu they see with good eyes this option, because first the injuries and then the emergence of Salisu have left Sanchez without room (he has only played 90 minutes).center_img The third actor in this operation, Valladolid, will not put any fault. Ronaldo knows that in Madrid there is great discomfort because of the little prominence that the three white assigns in Zorrilla have had this season (Lunin, De Frutos and Javi Sánchez). The first two have already left (Oviedo and Ray, respectively), and the third could do so shortly. Nor in this case will Valladolid put problems to break the transfer, since they do not want to close the door to possible loans from Madrid in the future.last_img read more

Hingis: “Being a mother is more tiring than playing tennis”

first_imgMartina Hingis has revealed how she faces being a mother After standing out on the tennis courts within the late 1990s and early 2000s. “Being a mother is more tiring than playing tennis. I’ve performed and educated tennis for more than 30 years, however no person can put together you to be a mother “, the Swiss extenist revealed in an interview with the Swiss portal Blick. Hingis, former WTA number one and winner of 5 Grand Slam and two WTA Finals, confirmed the fervour that his daughter has already proven in the direction of tennis, though he didn’t reveal if he’ll comply with in his footsteps. “He has already acquired some tennis classes, however you continue to can’t say he performs tennis. Now he can take a racket and is interested by playing with the ball. “The Swiss additionally wished to focus on the nice second of type of his compatriot Belinda Bencic, one of many nice rackets of the WTA circuit. “It’s been a nice yr for her. Nobody can take away the actual fact of getting reached quantity 4 within the WTA rating. “last_img read more

The second line points to the goal

first_imgThis Atlético had to carry for months with the label of being the least scorer in its history in league. It was until fifteen days ago, but the team has linked two good days to raise the average. And when things go wrong you look at the strikers, although the truth is that, except Correa, no rojiblanco is in its best figures. But now the second line has come up so that the goal is everyone’s business and Liverpool, Valencia and Villarreal have already suffered it.In those three games have seen goal Llorente, Thomas, Saul and Koke. There have been four different goals: from afar, with a stopped ball, on arrival from behind … The plan is to multiply the variants in attack beyond searching for the battering ram. For example Llorente’s, 0-1 to Valencia, was a goal of 9 area. The middle entered the area, picked up a dead ball and shot Jaume to make his first goal for rojiblanco. The other target of Mestalla was of Thomas with a kick from outside the area, facet in which lately it has been animated. After that 1-2, he tried from afar another four times in Valencia, three with Liverpool and two with Villarreal. Hitting is one of its strengths, although this year it has taken a while to release the cannon. His other two goals were culminating plays in the area.In Champions appeared a specialist in big appointments: Saul. Author of brilliant goals, his to Liverpool may not be remembered for aesthetic, but important. At 4 minutes he took advantage of a loose ball in a corner to make the 1-0 that gives the team an advantage to visit Anfield.Like Thomas and Saul, Koke also has three goals this season. In 2020 he marked Barça in the Super Cup and, last Sunday, Villarreal. Captain entered from behind and topped a center of Correa. A somewhat consequence of the rojiblanco domain, which allowed the media to stalk more. Thus, in three games it has been shown that the contribution of the second line is essential. Y In recent weeks, given the general shortage, it is appearing.last_img read more

MLS creates a platform to fight COVID-19

first_imgThe MLS is joining with its television partners in the United States, Canada and throughout the world to offer serious content programming to its fans in the coming weeks. The league is using the technology to gather the soccer community during this period social distancing through a plan made for participation for fans, which includes dynamic programming and innovative new content experiences.“Bringing our community together of the Major League Soccer, as long as we stay apart, it’s the spirit of MLS Unites, “said the MLS Commissioner Don Garber, in the statement. “During this challenging moment in history, I know the soccer family will get ahead, because it always does when we need each other the most.” Garber noted that “together with our fans, players, teams and partners, we are going to shed light on what can be done, and on the heroes who lead the way.”Meanwhile, all MLS teams, 26 this season, the twenty-fifth in league history, follow making donations so many monetary like food delivery through the various local charities.He Atlanta United, with its owner Arthur Blank at the helm, has converted on the MLS team that greater contribution has given so far by delivering, with his foundation “The Arthur M. Blank Family”, $ 5.4 million (4.9 million euros) in long-term and immediate relief recovery assistance funds for organizations that are providing critical support in the states of Georgia and Montana. The Foundation will award five million (€ 4.5 million) to The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a fund established by the United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.While the owner of the MLS team in Charlotte, David Tepper, through the David A. Tepper Foundation, he donated $ 2.65 million (2.4 million euros) to help the local community. Charlotte’s team won’t start playing in the league until next season 2021, without the colors and logo still defined.Other equipment with significant financial donations have been the Columbus Crew ($ 1.5 million / € 1.3 million) and Seattle Sounders FC, current MLS Cup champions, also donated half a million dollars (€ 450,000). The Professional Soccer League (MLS) The United States presented its platform on Monday “MLS Unites” in which stands out all the efforts that players, coaches and teams perform facing fighting at all levels against the coronavirus pandemic.The initiative established in collaboration with the player unions, through the platform, will show the messages and programs important that are taking place during the COVID-19 pandemicin addition to presenting a series of programs involving MLS clubs, players, coaches, staff, partners and fans.According to the statement offered by the league, the “MLS Unites” platform has been established three fundamental objectives how will those of educate and inform, while also trying to offer the maximum of fun with players connected to it to interact with fans.“MLS Unites” will strive to educate fans of the importance of pay attention to messages that the authorities send the entire population oriented to guarantee your safety. While being connected with the players will also serve fans to publicize the relevance they have during the time that the postponement occurs in the competition.In addition also sand they will exhibit and the Actions of the “heroes” of the community, those who every day are on the front line of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, such as sanitary facilities, all security personnel, and supplies and cleaning services.MLS is consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Canada (HC), infectious disease specialists, and other public health entities to receive and share the most current information and guidance. . A essential guide with information on COVID-19 for all fans also available at, including a graph with six steps for prevent the spread of the virus, as well as more information about mental health, isolation tips, different ways to support relief efforts, and more.last_img read more

Atleti looking for substitute goalkeeper

first_imgThe summer of 2020 will be a summer at zero cost at Atlético. That is the plan of the sports management. “The signings have already been made, and they were last year,” they argue from the Metropolitano’s offices. This will be tweaks, of course, they are looking for a defender, a medium and a striker, all closely linked to the departure of Lemar (the club will not sell him two years after it cost him 70 million) and other players with a market like Arias . There is another position, however, in which the sports management is combing: it is the goal. Oblak, second captain, is lord and master, and Adam’s performance the last two years has been faultless, a professional who went from playing 2,700 minutes with Betis (season 2017-18, 30 games) to 144 ‘this (2), an abyss, which has always followed professionally and without regret. But he ends his contract now in 2020 and in recent weeks there has been a growing rumor in Seville: Betis could be interested in recovering him. The names that Atlético manages to replace him at the moment are two. On the one hand, the José Sá, 27-year-old Portuguese goalkeeper who has been playing for two at the Greek Olympiacos and whose agency of representation is Gestifute, that of Jorge Mendes. He has a contract until 2023 and this season he has conceded only 27 goals in 41 games played. In recent weeks, in fact, he spoke of Atlético’s interest in Digital auction. “Obviously I’m glad. It is always good that they talk about you and recognize your work“He wielded before adding:” My goals for the coming seasons are to grow and evolve. I always want to compete with the best. ” And in the goals of the world there is no one better than Oblak. Atlético look NorthIts market value according to the specialized page Transfermarkt it is 3.5 million. Adam’s was three when he signed for Atlético, an assessment down to one in the last update. In two seasons he has played only 594 minutes, the Cup in which Atlético fell in the second round last season and in the first this season. The one of another of the names that shuffles amounts to 12 million euros. It is that of Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic, name linked to Atlético from the Basque Country. He has conceded 41 goals this season in 26 games.last_img read more

Senn: “If the leagues are canceled the market will be very affected”

first_imgSenn even believes that if conditions do not allow the competition to resume with guarantees for the health of the players, FIFA could “promote control and containment measures for club expenses in order to guarantee their viability ”. The body that governs world football has already been working for several weeks to respond to a crisis that, according to different calculations, could generate clubs losses of up to 2.7 billion dollars worldwide. His first measure has been to delay the start of the transfer market, scheduled for July 1, in anticipation that the competitions will have to be resolved during the summer.Senn believes that the consequences of this crisis will affect all European leagues and clubs equally and that, therefore, it is not expected that significant changes will occur in the hierarchical order of continental football in the short term. Even the so-called club-states will accuse him, since the crisis also affects the price of gas and oil.As for audiovisual rights, the main source of income for football clubs, they do not believe that they will suffer significantly: “If television companies avoid paying the part of the rights corresponding to games that are not played, they will suffer less than the clubs. Obviously they will be affected and their margins will be lower. Perhaps there will be a specific loss in the first year, but I do not see a downward audiovisual market. In fact, I think that this situation is showing the enormous value that soccer has as audiovisual content ”, he assures. Julio Senn, managing partner of Senn, Ferrero, Asociados, which For years he has been advising top national and international clubs and footballers, makes an analysis of the situation of football in these delicate moments. “If the competition can be resumed this summer, it will occur a downward readjustment in both wages and the transfer market, but it will be reasonable. Nevertheless, if they have to be canceled the losses are going to do a lot of damage to the clubs, who will have to prepare business plans to take on the debts that will be generated. That, without any doubt, will affect the salary possibilities of the players and also the transfer market. It is irreparable, when a market shrinks its economic capacity is lower and therefore prices are altered, “explains Senn in an interview with the World Football Summit website, of which the Advisory Council is a member.last_img read more