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Thirty-eight referees to take part in first quarterly fitness test today

first_imgTHIRTY-EIGHT football referees from across Guyana will participate in the first quarterly fitness test of the year today at the National Track and Field Facility, Leonora, beginning at 15:00hrs.This will feature three categories of referees – Tier One (Elite referees), some from Tier Two and some from Tier Three.Tier Three referees are those potential referees who are being exposed to the fitness test as part of the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) overall referee’s technical development programme.Head of the GFF Refereeing Department, Stanley Lancaster, explains that the test comprises the Interval, CODA (Change Of Direction, Agility) and RSA (Repeated Sprint Ability) components.“For the Assistant Referees (AR), the test is in three different parts. The AR test deals strictly with timings. Between each, there is a period of six to eight minutes’ compulsory rest. For the Interval, each AR must cover ten laps minimum for them to pass. For the CODA and RSA, they must reach within the zone by a specified time.”The Referee test, on the other hand, will be conducted in two parts, the RSA and the Interval. The first will consist of five (5) 40-metre sprints within a specified time with 1 ½ min rest between each sprint followed by a six-eight-minute rest period and the latter will consist of 10 laps of 40-metre sprint and 25-metres recovery period between each interval.The successful completion of the referees’ fitness test is a compulsory element as required by FIFA for referees to effectively manage the game with their positioning and movement. This test will be complemented by in-class sessions consisting of Laws of the Game knowledge and video analysis.As part of continuous capacity building, the Referees Department has a comprehensive national programme planned for the year including development of referees in the hinterland regions.The first programme to be conducted will be held in Aishalton, Region Nine, and is being planned in partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs.last_img read more

Frank Howard reportedly won’t play against Clemson on Tuesday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Frank Howard, who missed Syracuse’s game against Miami on Saturday with an illness, won’t suit up again for Syracuse against Clemson on Tuesday, per The Post-Standard.Howard did not practice on Monday according to The Post-Standard, and also said that he should be back “within a week or two.” Syracuse interim head coach Mike Hopkins said on Monday’s Atlantic Coast Conference coaches teleconference that Howard was “day-to-day”.Without Howard, Syracuse will have just starter Michael Gbinije and reserve Kaleb Joseph to man the point guard position. However, shooting guard Trevor Cooney has the ability to bring the ball up the court and has occasionally done that this season.Howard had recorded 16 assists and just 3 turnovers this season. He had been averaging 11.8 minutes per game in the seven contests under Hopkins. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Marco Asensio brace powers Real Madrid to win over Juventus

first_imgMarco Asensio and Vinicius Junior starred for Real Madrid in their pre-season win over Juventus in Washington DC.Asensio scored a brace while Gareth Bale netted once as Real Madrid came from behind to beat a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Juventus 3-1.Real Madrid went down early in the 12th minute mark when Dani Carvajal found the back of his own net. Madrid had the upper hand in the game but failed to score until Bale leveled the scoring in the 39th minute.The Spanish side went into half-time with the momentum and carried it forward in the second as Asensio scored a brace to down a meek Juventus side.Although the Spaniards were the clear owners of the ball from the beginning, pressure from the Italians prevented Real from getting further than the middle of the field.As a result of this pressure came the move that allowed Alex Sandro to advance on the left to almost the baseline and make a good pass that Carvajal ended up deflecting into his own goal.@marcoasensio10: Hi Madridistas! Im very happy with my two goals and the teams first victory of the pre-season. Well keep working hard to be in good shape for the European Super Cup. #RMTour pic.twitter.com/tZH6oi8gHYReal Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) August 5, 2018The change in the direction of the ball caught Keylor Navas off foot and he could do nothing to stop the ball.With the passing of the minutes, the intense heat was making a dent in the players of Juventus, who no longer came with the same intensity to pressure their rival, which Real Madrid used to slowly gain ground.advertisementIn the 39th minute Welshman Gareth Bale found the ball and hit a shot from a distance that ended up coming in through the Juventus goalkeeper’s left corner.Unlike Allegri, who only made one change at half-time, Lopetegui decided to bring in five fresh players, including Asensio and Vinicius Junior, who gave the Madrid team a new look.In fact, the very young Brazilian winger made it clear from the very first minute that he intended to completely change the script of the match with his electric play and had already scored two goals in the first ten minutes.The first came in the 46th minute, after a great run by Vinicius who went into the area with the ball glued to his feet to pass it to Asensio who came from behind and found no opposition to score from near the penalty spot.Nine minutes later, Vinicius Junior managed a long pass to the left flank that Lucas Vazquez controlled to serve Asensio who scored again.3 goals2 goalscorers1 excellent team performance#RMTour | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/ABwFLxh0bxReal Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) August 5, 2018The Italian coach then chose to introduce new players to the field, who despite bringing a certain freshness, could do little against a Madrid that craved, and would not miss, victory.Madrid will play their final match of the US tour on August 7 against Roma at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more