Oceania cup – OTTF http://ottf.org/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:36:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ottf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T010803.862-150x150.png Oceania cup – OTTF http://ottf.org/ 32 32 How Qatar won the right to host the World Cup https://ottf.org/how-qatar-won-the-right-to-host-the-world-cup/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://ottf.org/how-qatar-won-the-right-to-host-the-world-cup/ As the 2022 World Cup is underway, we want to explain why and how Qatar won the right to host the World Cup. “How did I get here?!” The Talking Heads line “Once in a Lifetime” from 1980 is perhaps something that resonates with many players, coaches, fans and members of the media currently in […]]]>

As the 2022 World Cup is underway, we want to explain why and how Qatar won the right to host the World Cup.

“How did I get here?!”

The Talking Heads line “Once in a Lifetime” from 1980 is perhaps something that resonates with many players, coaches, fans and members of the media currently in Qatar. Casual viewers, unaware of the politics of the world of football, who tune in may also wonder: “Why is Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup?

The answer is both complicated and incredibly simple. The complicated answer is a long-smoldering culture of corruption, disguised dealings and egos. The simple answer is money, and lots of it.

The best way to understand how Qatar got the rights

The documentary is one of many that lays out how we got to a World Cup hosted by a nation the size of Connecticut, with one big city, at the wrong time of year and in places that for the most part, existed only a few years ago.

In our opinion, the video below is the best and most authoritative explanation of what happened for Qatar to host the World Cup. It’s definitely better than FIFA Uncovered, which is currently on Netflix.

The story is primarily told through the lens of former CONCACAF General Secretary and FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer, his relatives and other heavyweights in the FIFA organization.

The story recalls lavish gatherings and meals, cash gifts to ExCo members, an office bird aviary in Trump Tower, an apartment for catsand other excessive indulgences from the CONCACAF kingpin.

FIFA canceled by whistleblower

In early 2010, the African Football Union met in Angola, where their meeting was sponsored by the Qatar 2022 bid. Three ExCo votes were present and up for grabs at the time. In the documentary, Phaedra Almajid – a media coordinator for Qatar’s bid – details how she was brought in to translate at this conference, along with the three members as they were offered $1.5 million each in return. application support.

Reynald Temarii, then an ExCo member representing Oceania, is shown later that year in hidden camera footage openly soliciting a bribe, for which he was subsequently suspended from FIFA. The Qataris’ strong arming of Michel Platini and UEFA is also strongly implied.

One anecdote from the film certainly stands out among the reactions to the 2022 voting results. The announcement of Qatar as the 2022 host was so startling that apparently former President Bill Clinton, present with the US delegation, broke a mirror with an ashtray in her hotel room after the vote.

In the years since the decision to award the World Cup to Qatar (and Russia), immense pressure has been put on FIFA and serious investigations have been carried out into the bidding process for 2018 and 2022. An internal FIFA report was so damaging that the ExCo decided not to make it public in its entirety.

Sepp Blatter has been interviewed and reveals that the French president had pressured Platini to support Qatar’s bid – allegedly in return guaranteeing that Qatar would buy French-made planes. Although he then goes on to assert his ignorance about other details of vote buying and corruption which were described in FIFA’s own internal report.

The DOJ and the FBI intervene

Things began to fall apart for FIFA, in part because Chuck Blazer agreed to cooperate with an FBI investigation as part of a deal – acting as an informant during the 2012 London Olympics for help identify corrupt officials. Blazer was forced to participate after the FBI discovered he had dodged millions in taxes.

May 2015 saw a series of high-profile arrests of FIFA officials in Switzerland, as well as at CONCACAF headquarters in Miami, as the FBI cracked down on those responsible for corrupt activity within the organization.

All in all, it’s a fascinating look into the seedy underbelly of one of the most powerful sports organizations in the world. The tournament has still continued in Qatar despite many problems and problems – but perhaps the silver lining is that following the controversial awarding of the bid, at least some inappropriate characters and practices have been removed from the game. Or at least, we can only hope.

Thanks to DW (Deutsche Welle) for explaining how Qatar got the rights at the FIFA World Cup.

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Are you looking for the “Group of Death” of this World Cup? He does not exist anymore. Here’s why… https://ottf.org/are-you-looking-for-the-group-of-death-of-this-world-cup-he-does-not-exist-anymore-heres-why/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 06:14:53 +0000 https://ottf.org/are-you-looking-for-the-group-of-death-of-this-world-cup-he-does-not-exist-anymore-heres-why/ Whenever the World Cup draw is completed, the immediate task is to determine which is the “group of death”. But the boring answer is that there are usually none these days. Changes to the tournament structure mean that four true contenders are less likely to be grouped together. This World Cup, however, is a slight […]]]>

Whenever the World Cup draw is completed, the immediate task is to determine which is the “group of death”.

But the boring answer is that there are usually none these days. Changes to the tournament structure mean that four true contenders are less likely to be grouped together.

This World Cup, however, is a slight exception. To explain why, here’s a brief history of the band’s gradual demise.

There are three factors at play. The first factor is tournament expansion.

The phrase “group of death” was first coined in 1970, when there were only 16 teams in the tournament. (From 1982 there were 24 teams, from 1998 there were 32, and from 2026 there will be 48.)

Therefore, the quality has been diluted. For this tournament, 50% of the teams wouldn’t even have qualified for the tournament if it had taken place when the concept of “group of death” was first defined.

There are probably the same number of contenders for each World Cup; about eight to 10 teams with a real chance of winning the competition. Once upon a time, they were divided into four groups, then they were divided into six, and now into eight. The likelihood of having two – or even three – in the same group has steadily decreased.

The second factor is the increased distribution between the different confederations. This is not the same as simply expanding competition.

Historically, the real contenders for the World Cup have come almost exclusively from Europe and South America.

No African nation has ever reached the semi-finals. No team from Oceania has ever reached the quarter-finals. Only one Asian team has reached the semi-finals – South Korea at home in 2002. And only one North American team has reached the semi-finals, USA in 1930.


England’s Bobby Charlton takes on Brazil’s Clodoaldo in the original ‘Squad of Death’ in 1970 (Photo: Syndication/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)

And while the South American quota for each tournament has increased roughly in proportion to the number of nations in total, the European quota has not.

UEFA nations at the World Cup

Tournament UEFA countries

1930

31%

1934

75%

1938

87%

1950

62%

1954

75%

1958

69%

1962

63%

1966

63%

1970

56%

1974

56%

1978

62%

1982

58%

1986

58%

1990

58%

1994

54%

1998

47%

2002

47%

2006

44%

2010

41%

2014

41%

2018

44%

2022

41%

FIFA prioritized regional representation over absolute quality. It is, after all, a World Cup. But it also means that the overall quality is lower; that means Italy don’t qualify when Saudi Arabia and Tunisia do. That’s entirely fair, but it’s also fair to say that the reigning European champions would be a more obvious candidate for any potential group of kills.

Indeed, the deadliest group at a major tournament came not to a World Cup, but to Euro 96. It included Germany (ranked second in the world), Russia (third), Russia Italy (seventh) and the Czech Republic (10th), and it also produced the two eventual finalists.

The third factor, and perhaps the most relevant, is the seeding system.

Let’s go back to this first group of death in 1970. It is no coincidence that the 1970 World Cup produced this group of death, rather than 1962 or 1966. For these two tournaments, the draw was the head series. But after no agreement could be reached on the ranking process until 1970, that draw was open.

The result? The last two winners of the competition, England and Brazil, were drawn in the same group, along with 1962 runners-up Czechoslovakia. Romania were less intimidating in terms of reputation, despite beating Czechoslovakia and losing to England and Brazil by just one goal, so they were out of place. FIFA were determined never to let that happen again and every draw since has been classified.

The rankings took various forms, but the system we became accustomed to involved pot 1 comprising the strongest teams according to world ranking (plus hosts), and all others placed in purely geographical pots (rather than further ranked according to rankings).

Therefore, it was possible for a group to contain a top seed, plus a strong European team, a strong South American team and a strong African team, even if they were all ranked in the top 16 nations of the tournament.

This system was used until 2014. From 2018 things changed. Now the draw is spread all over and pots are determined based on world ranking rather than geography.

This meant that the deadliest possible group for the 2018 World Cup was significantly less deadly than in previous years. In fact, the third-strongest team in the deadliest possible pool was weaker than the fourth-strongest team in the deadliest possible pools in previous tournaments, according to the world rankings.

Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4

1998

Germany (1)

England (6)

Colombia (9)

Mexico (11)

2002

Spain (1)

Mexico (9)

England (10)

Paraguay (14)

2006

Brazil (1)

United States (9)

Netherlands (10)

Paraguay (15)

2010

Brazil (1)

France (9)

United States (10)

Cameroon (14)

2014

Spain (1)

Netherlands (8)

Chile (12)

United States (13)

2018

Germany (1)

Spain (8)

Costa Rica (22)

Nigeria (41)

2022

Brazil (1)

Mexico (9)

Senegal (20)

Wales (18*)

There is, however, another complication with the 2022 World Cup – indicated by this asterisk.

Because some qualifying matches have been delayed due to the pandemic – and the war has delayed Ukraine’s play-offs against Scotland and Wales – the 2022 World Cup draw has took place before we knew the identity of three teams because they had not played their match play-off. Therefore, these play-off teams were placed in pot 4, regardless of their ranking.

This was particularly relevant in the case of Wales, who overcame Ukraine to secure their place. If this play-off had taken place before the draw, Wales’ standing at 18 would have made them a Pot 3 team (and, indeed, a Pot 2 team had it not been for 51st-ranked hosts Qatar automatically in Pot 1) . Instead, they were in Pot 4.

So whichever group Wales were drawn into would be tougher than FIFA had originally anticipated. They were drawn alongside England (ranked fifth), the United States (15th) and Iran (21st). Which might not be hugely deadly compared to say 1970, but it’s actually a lot stronger than four years ago – and that’s disregarding the rivalry between England and Wales and tensions between the United States and Iran.

Whether you consider a death band is a matter of opinion. But it’s probably deadlier than any World Cup group we’ll see again due to expansion to a 48-team World Cup from 2026, combined with increased geographical spread.

FIFA intends to adapt to the 48-team tournament using 16 groups of three, with two teams qualifying for the knockout stage. This has two implications for potential groups of deaths.

Firstly, assuming (extremely unlikely) that the tournament features the 48 highest ranked teams in the world and the draw is split down the line, each group would contain a team ranked 33rd or lower. In all likelihood, once you take into account the quotas of each confederation, it seems more likely that the average ranking of Pot 3 teams is in the 50s or 60s.

Second, and perhaps more importantly, when two out of three teams progress in each group, things are less deadly. A 67% chance of progression just doesn’t seem extremely perilous. By 2026, the concept of the band of death will be dead forever.

(Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

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Andrew Redmayne, Australia’s ‘dancing’ goalkeeper: Age, wife and salary https://ottf.org/andrew-redmayne-australias-dancing-goalkeeper-age-wife-and-salary/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 05:13:51 +0000 https://ottf.org/andrew-redmayne-australias-dancing-goalkeeper-age-wife-and-salary/ Qatar 2022 The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will have plenty of players to shine, but it could also have some surprise performances. This could be the case of Australian Andrew Redmayne. Learn more about the goalkeeper’s nickname, age, wife and salary. By Mauro Tognacca November 18, 2022 12:13 a.m. EST November 18, 2022 12:13 […]]]>

Qatar 2022

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will have plenty of players to shine, but it could also have some surprise performances. This could be the case of Australian Andrew Redmayne. Learn more about the goalkeeper’s nickname, age, wife and salary.

Andrew Redmayne will represent Australia at Qatar 2022
© Cameron Spencer/Getty ImagesAndrew Redmayne will represent Australia at Qatar 2022

In this type of competition, most people want to see the stars doing what they do best. But there’s also room for those unusual situations or characters to shine above the rest, much like what Australiait is Andrew Redmayne could be. Learn more about this potential hero before Qatar 2022.

Australians have been granted permission to compete in the Asian Football Confederation Few years ago. This may seem strange, although the reason behind it was to have more opportunities to qualify for the fifa world cup since Oceania only gets one place in the playoffs. There, they wouldn’t even be playing for a single direct spot in the main event.

Although this time they couldn’t make it straight so they had to go through the playoffs after beating United Arab Emirates in an AFC preliminary round. A 2-1 win sent them one-on-one versus south american opponents Peru for the right to be in Qatar 2022. That’s when the world met Redmayne, the “dancing” goalkeeper.

Why is Andrew Redmayne known as the “dancing” goalkeeper?

On June 13, 2022, the stage was set to find another participant in Qatar 2022. It was going to come from the match between Australia and Peru, where the winner qualified. As expected for all the pressure involved in the situation, it was a very close game.

The settlement ended 0-0, so it was time for extra time. As neither of them could score, they were to decide the winner in a penalty shootout. But that’s when Australia’s head coach Graham Arnold makes a surprising gesture before the final whistle. Team captain Mat Ryan is out despite a clean sheet.

Redmayne was selected only for the penalty shootout given his antics before each shot. He was known in Australia because he used to dance around trying to make his rivals nervous. In the end, he ended up saving a penalty that day. He’s actually the one who gave his country a place in the FIFA World Cup. Australia were drawn with France, Denmark and Tunisia in Group D.

How old is Andrew Redmayne?

Redmayne is 33 Years. He was born on January 13, 1989 in Gosford, Australia.

Who is Andrew Redmayne’s wife?

Redmayne is married to Caitlinwho told the media that her husband’s celebration after the penalty he saved was for their daughter named Poppy.

What is Andrew Redmayne’s salary?

Redmayne is said to do about 130,000 Australian dollars per month at Sydney FC.

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How many different countries have won the FIFA World Cup? ▷ SportsBrief.com https://ottf.org/how-many-different-countries-have-won-the-fifa-world-cup-%e2%96%b7-sportsbrief-com/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 06:30:45 +0000 https://ottf.org/how-many-different-countries-have-won-the-fifa-world-cup-%e2%96%b7-sportsbrief-com/ The FIFA World Cup is considered the number one tournament in the world. The competition has brought together 32 countries for more than nine decades to showcase their footballing prowess. Read on to find out more about the history of the tournament and how many different countries have won the FIFA World Cup. The Spanish […]]]>

The FIFA World Cup is considered the number one tournament in the world. The competition has brought together 32 countries for more than nine decades to showcase their footballing prowess. Read on to find out more about the history of the tournament and how many different countries have won the FIFA World Cup.

The Spanish team celebrate their victory after defeating the Netherlands in the final at Soccer City Stadium in July 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Jamie McDonald.
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Which countries have won the World Cup from 1930 to 2018? This article gives a detailed summary of all the countries that have won the FIFA World Cup and the runners-up, along with their scores and the host countries.

Every four years, qualifying teams from all FIFA confederations from Africa, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Oceania and North, Central and South America compete in the biggest tournament football in the world. Over the history of the games, 21 tournaments have been held. However, only eight countries dominated the games.

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Which countries have won the World Cup?

We’ve used information verified by FIFA to bring you detailed reports from the earliest tournaments in 1930 to the most recent in 2018. Here are all the World Cup winners, runners-up and locations for all 21 tournaments.

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Who are the best players in World Cup history?
Legends Pele (l) and Diego Maradona (r) hold up the prestigious trophy after leading their teams to victory in 1970 and 1986, respectively. Photo by Horstmüller/ullstein bild and staff/AFP.
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Which country won the FIFA World Cup?

Year host country Winners Finalists
1930 Uruguay Uruguay Argentina
1934 Italy Italy Czechoslovakia
1938 France Italy Hungary
1950 Brazil Uruguay Brazil
1954 Swiss Germany Hungary
1958 Sweden Brazil Sweden
1962 Chile Brazil Czechoslovakia
1966 England England Germany
1970 Mexico Brazil Italy
1974 Germany Germany Netherlands
1978 Argentina Argentina Netherlands
1982 Spain Italy Germany
1986 Mexico Argentina Germany
1990 Italy Germany Argentina
1994 UNITED STATES Brazil Italy
1998 France France Brazil
2002 Korea/Japan Brazil Germany
2006 Germany Italy France
2010 South Africa Spain Netherlands
2014 Brazil Germany Argentina
2018 Russia France Croatia

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Who was the first World Cup winner?

Ten years after the first Olympic football tournaments, the first FIFA International Association Football Championship was held in 1930 in Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo. The host country qualified for the final after defeating Yugoslavia 6-1 and then dominated the final after defeating Argentina (4-2).

Which country hosted the first World Cup match?
The Uruguayan team celebrates after beating Argentina in the final match at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo in July 1930. Photo by Hulton Picture Library/ AllSport and Bob Thomas/ Popperfoto.
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How many World Cups has each country won?

Country Trophy wins
Brazil 5
Italy 4
Germany 4
Uruguay 2
France 2
Argentina 2
Spain 1
England 1

Which country has won the most FIFA World Cups?

As well as hosting the most World Cup tournaments, Brazil have won the World Cup five times, the most wins in the history of the games. In 1958, Brazil won their first Jules Rimet Trophy and made history by producing the best young footballer, Pelé, one of the world’s all-time top scorers.

In 1962, Brazil became the second country to win the most consecutive FIFA World Cups. The Brazilian national football team won a 3-1 victory over Czechoslovakia, retaining their throne.

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How many World Cups has Brazil won?
Ronaldo hoists the World Cup trophy after the final match between Brazil and Germany at Yokohama International Stadium in June 2002 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Photo by Asahi Shimbun.
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In the 1970 final in Mexico, Brazil made history with a 4-1 scoreline against Italy, earning the team their third trophy. After missing out on action in the next five tournaments, the Seleção found their way back to winning ways in matches in 1994 and 2002.

Germany and Italy have the second most World Cup wins, with each country dominating in four tournaments. France and Argentina have two each, while Spain and England have only one trophy each.

How many times have the hosts won the World Cup?

Out of seventeen host countries, six nations remained triumphant at home. These include France in 1998, Argentina in 1978, Germany in 1974, England in 1966, Italy in 1934 and Uruguay in 1930.

Why is the German national team so good?
The German team roams the supporters to receive their medals and trophy after beating Argentina 1-0 in July 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Julian Finney.
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What is the biggest World Cup victory of all time?

Although Hungary have never won the cup, they recorded the most impressive victory after scoring ten goals to El Salvador’s only goal in España 82. While South Korea and Zaire have suffered the second biggest defeats after El Salvador in FIFA World Cup history, their 9-0 goal loss cannot compare to American Samoa’s phenomenal 31-0 loss to Australia in the qualifiers from 2001.

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Who hasn’t won a World Cup?

Only eight of the 32 countries participating in the world games have emerged victorious. Among the finalists beaten since the start of the tournament are the Netherlands, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Hungary.

The Jules Rimet Trophy has eluded the Netherlands on several occasions, including in the 1974, 1978 and 2010 tournaments. The Dutch team has lost the most World Cup finals after Germany. However, Netherlands fans are keeping their fingers crossed for the Netherlands 2022 World Cup squad to win.

Have the Netherlands ever won the World Cup?
The Dutch team reacts after their defeat in the 2010 final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium in July 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Michael Steele.
Source: Getty Images

After finishing third at the 2014 Games, Louis Van Gaal, head coach of the Netherlands national football team, revealed his hopes for a victory in 2022 saying:

“I have won prizes in all the clubs where I have worked. Why wouldn’t that be possible with the Dutch national team? My belief is that in 2022 we will become stronger with a different way of playing.

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The Hungarian team is one of the best national football teams to never win the cup. The triple Olympians qualified for nine tournaments between 1934 and 1986, but exited in the finals in 1938 and 1954.

Although Hungary are among the countries absent from the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Netherlands have another chance to lift the global trophy. However, it is too early to predict whether the European soccer giants will emerge victorious in the upcoming tournaments.

How many different countries have won the FIFA World Cup? While regulations to ensure fair play are still adhered to, fans, players and critics from underrepresented countries find it unfair that only eight countries have lifted the world trophy.

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1974 World Cup: When the Dutch replaced Brazil to please the public | Soccer News https://ottf.org/1974-world-cup-when-the-dutch-replaced-brazil-to-please-the-public-soccer-news/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 06:44:50 +0000 https://ottf.org/1974-world-cup-when-the-dutch-replaced-brazil-to-please-the-public-soccer-news/ Tournament hosted by West Germany and under heavy security cover after the 1972 Olympics Munich attack. Host: West GermanyTeams: 16Format: Group stage, second round, play-off for third place, finalmatches: 38Goals: 97Winner: West GermanyFinalists: Netherlandsgolden boot: Grzegorz Lato (Poland) Background The tournament was hosted by West Germany for the first time and under heavy security cover […]]]>

Tournament hosted by West Germany and under heavy security cover after the 1972 Olympics Munich attack.

Host: West Germany
Teams: 16
Format: Group stage, second round, play-off for third place, final
matches: 38
Goals: 97
Winner: West Germany
Finalists: Netherlands
golden boot: Grzegorz Lato (Poland)

Background

The tournament was hosted by West Germany for the first time and under heavy security cover after the Munich attack of the 1972 Olympics.

The tournament was held in nine cities in West Germany, including West Berlin.

After a long qualifying stage, countries like England, Spain, Mexico and Portugal missed out. East Germany played in their only World Cup, while Australia, Haiti and Zaire (now the DRC) also qualified for the first time.

Brazil’s golden generation had long since left the world stage and taken with them their style of samba football, along with the legend that is Pelé.

The 1974 Brazil team played a different brand of football and was replaced by the Netherlands to please the crowd. Led by Johan Cruyff, the Dutch team used ‘total football’, in which each outfield player could play any role depending on their position. They went unbeaten until the final where they met defending European champions and hosts West Germany.

Cruyff won a penalty within the first minute, before any German player could touch the ball, and put the Netherlands ahead.

Germany equalized with a penalty in the 25th minute. Gerd Muller then scored before half-time and it turned out to be the winning goal.

Treble

The Dutch presentation of ‘total football’ mesmerized the crowds.

A new trophy, called the FIFA World Cup Trophy in 18k Gold, has been introduced.

Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa had their first representation at a World Cup.

East Germany and West Germany played each other in the group stage, resulting in a 1-0 clash for the eastern team.

Down

Last World Cup for Dutch legend Cruyff and German Muller.

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Rugby World Cup: England v Papua New Guinea https://ottf.org/rugby-world-cup-england-v-papua-new-guinea/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 07:49:38 +0000 https://ottf.org/rugby-world-cup-england-v-papua-new-guinea/ Read it England are preparing for a quarter-final clash against Papua New Guinea at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup this weekend England’s path to the quarter-finals saw the league side finish with a perfect group stage record, beating France, Samoa and newcomers Greece to finish with a maximum of six points. One of the […]]]>

England are preparing for a quarter-final clash against Papua New Guinea at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup this weekend

England’s path to the quarter-finals saw the league side finish with a perfect group stage record, beating France, Samoa and newcomers Greece to finish with a maximum of six points. One of the highlights of England’s group campaign came after the team crushed Greece 94-4executed in 16 trials in the process

Papua New Guinea finished second in their group, finishing behind a very strong Tonga side with one of PNG’s strengths in the campaign coming from a 36-0 win against Wales. Papua New Guinea ran in six tries, all converted from the Leeds Rhino player’s boot Rhyse Martin.

The winner of the quarter-final in Wigan will face winners Tonga against Western Samoa in the semi-final, with the other side of the tournament draw seeing New Zealand take on Fiji and Australia advance to the semi-final after beat Lebanon. Friday night. This installment could also see two of the giants of world rugby go head-to-head should New Zealand and Australia win their respective games.

The match at DW Stadium is part of a double header, as fans in attendance will also be able to watch the Women’s Rugby World Cup pool match between England and Canada. But for those of us who are not present, is there a way to watch the quarter-final on television?

How to watch England v Papua New Guinea in the 2021 RLWC Quarter-Final?

The BBC broadcast the entire tournament either on its television channels or via streaming via the BBC iPlayer. As a match of this magnitude unfolds, the broadcaster has decided to show the match live and uninterrupted on BBC One and the BBC iPlayer from 2 p.m. on Saturday (November 5).

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Ancelotti reflects on the absence of Karim Benzema before the World Cup https://ottf.org/ancelotti-reflects-on-the-absence-of-karim-benzema-before-the-world-cup/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 09:16:46 +0000 https://ottf.org/ancelotti-reflects-on-the-absence-of-karim-benzema-before-the-world-cup/ While Karim Benzema missed Real Madrid’s last matches, Carlo Ancelotti denied it, it’s a precaution for France. Carlo Ancelotti has hit back at suggestions Karim Benzema is playing less for Real Madrid as a precaution ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup with France. The experienced striker hasn’t played since the 3-0 La Liga win […]]]>

While Karim Benzema missed Real Madrid’s last matches, Carlo Ancelotti denied it, it’s a precaution for France.

Carlo Ancelotti has hit back at suggestions Karim Benzema is playing less for Real Madrid as a precaution ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup with France.

The experienced striker hasn’t played since the 3-0 La Liga win over Elche almost a fortnight ago, instead turning into a spectator on the fringes of Los Blancos with a hamstring problem.

With the World Cup due to start later this month, Benzema – who was left out of Didier Deschamps’ Russia 2018 title-winning squad – is hoping to make it happen.

Ahead of Madrid’s Champions League clash with Celtic on Wednesday, Ancelotti ended talks over the Ballon d’Or winner’s absence to facilitate a ticket to Qatar.

“Benzema didn’t play because he picked up a few injuries,” said the Italian. “He is 34 years old, takes care of himself and is in good shape.

“He just wasn’t available. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the World Cup because a player has to be fit and fit before a tournament like that.

Ancelotti has hinted that Benzema could return midweek as Madrid look to consolidate their top spot in Group F against visitors Scotland at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“He’s training now,” he added. “I have to decide if he starts or if he starts in the game. It depends on how he feels. »

Benzema will be among the names Deschamps will almost certainly want to include when he picks his team for the title defense next week.

France will no longer be without World Cup winner Paul Pogba after it was confirmed that the Juventus playmaker is behind on his recovery schedule.

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Real Madrid now know their big rival in the Club World Cup https://ottf.org/real-madrid-now-know-their-big-rival-in-the-club-world-cup/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 10:40:34 +0000 https://ottf.org/real-madrid-now-know-their-big-rival-in-the-club-world-cup/ Brazil’s Flamengo will be Real Madrid’s big rival at the next Club World Cup after winning the Copa Libertadores, beating Athletico Paranaense in the final 1-0. Flamengo to challenge the Madrid crown Gabriel Barbosa, Gabigol, scored the goal that gave Flamengo the third Copa Libertadores in their history and qualified the Rio de Janeiro team […]]]>

Brazil’s Flamengo will be Real Madrid’s big rival at the next Club World Cup after winning the Copa Libertadores, beating Athletico Paranaense in the final 1-0.

Flamengo to challenge the Madrid crown

Gabriel Barbosa, Gabigol, scored the goal that gave Flamengo the third Copa Libertadores in their history and qualified the Rio de Janeiro team for the semi-finals of the Club World Cup. It is still unclear where and when the tournament will take place.

In addition to Los Blancos, as a representative of UEFA after winning the prestigious Champions League and which also puts them directly in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup, and Flamengo, has also guaranteed that their presence is USA Seattle Soundersas a CONCACAF Champions League winner; Wydad Casablanca from Morocco, as champion of the African Champions League; and Auckland City of New Zealandwinner of the Oceania Champions League.

Two teams remain to be announced, the one who will represent the host country (to be confirmed) and the winner of the Asian Champions League, who will be confirmed on February 26, 2023, when the second leg of the final will be played. The Japanese club Urawa is one of the finalistsbut it remains to be seen who will be their rival.

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Boost for basketball in Oceania https://ottf.org/boost-for-basketball-in-oceania/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 09:09:19 +0000 https://ottf.org/boost-for-basketball-in-oceania/ Regional basketball is set to score a triple-double this week thanks to the FIBA ​​Melanesian Cup 2022 which kicks off today at the Vodafone Arena in Suva. A triple-double is a basketball term that means a player scores three double-digit statistics, often considered a high achievement through the hoop. Basketball Fiji’s operations manager, Laisiasa Puamau, […]]]>

Regional basketball is set to score a triple-double this week thanks to the FIBA ​​Melanesian Cup 2022 which kicks off today at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

A triple-double is a basketball term that means a player scores three double-digit statistics, often considered a high achievement through the hoop.

Basketball Fiji’s operations manager, Laisiasa Puamau, said the tournament will boost the promotion of the sport at local and regional levels, rekindle interest in the sport and prepare Melanesian nations for next year’s Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands.

“Especially with the live broadcast of the matches by Fijian television channel Mai TV which has secured the exclusive coverage rights to broadcast the FIBA ​​Melanesian Cup 2022,” said Puamau.

“Live streaming, live streaming of updates on social media platforms and media news channels will promote the tournament to the world. Simultaneously, it will promote our countries globally , in particular Fiji, as the host country.

“It’s a big reach for basketball in Fiji and the region given our status among other sports.”

Fiji are hosting for the first time after men’s and women’s champions Papua New Guinea staged the inaugural event in 2017.

The tournament is contested by PNG, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Fiji.

“We want to repeat what PNG did in 2017 by hosting and winning the men’s and women’s titles as overall champions. We are hosting and we want to take away the PNG titles.

The tournament is the sub-regional qualifying stage for next year’s PG 2023 in the Solomon Islands.

“Fiji is fortunate to host the event as we had the last tournaments in 2016 which was the FIBA ​​Oceania U18 Qualifier and our last open domestic event was the 2003 South Pacific Games Basketball in Suva .

“We are delighted to host this week as it will help to increase interest in the sport.”

The tournament starts today.

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India-Pakistan clash to boost Super 12 stage https://ottf.org/india-pakistan-clash-to-boost-super-12-stage/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://ottf.org/india-pakistan-clash-to-boost-super-12-stage/ The biggest sporting event on the planet this week will be played Sunday night in Australia. From around 7 p.m. (AEDT); 1:30 p.m. in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai; 1 p.m. in Lahore, Karachi, Sheikhpura and various points in the Hindu Kush; along the Karakoram Highway and on the Grand Trunk Route, televisions and electronics will […]]]>

The biggest sporting event on the planet this week will be played Sunday night in Australia.

From around 7 p.m. (AEDT); 1:30 p.m. in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai; 1 p.m. in Lahore, Karachi, Sheikhpura and various points in the Hindu Kush; along the Karakoram Highway and on the Grand Trunk Route, televisions and electronics will be charged and tuned. The audience will expand across the world. Never has the term “diffusion” been so appropriate. The sub-continental diaspora will be glued to the images emanating from the MCG.

Whoever, at the ICC office, organized the calendar for this Twenty20 World Cup for a consecutive year can bow down. The qualifying matches, which represent a mini-tournament in their own right, were captivating. The great powers of the West Indies and Sri Lanka have felt the blowtorch and the anxiety-inducing desire of the semi-professionals. The standard of the next country level is increasing in all areas. The increased opportunities they have received thanks to the COVID-shortened intervals between World Cups have been a factor in their ability to compete with the top flight.

India and Pakistan didn’t have to face the unwanted strain or pressure of qualifying as their world rankings earned them automatic inclusion. Both teams enjoyed pre-tournament success in the warm-up series, but India skipper Rohit Sharma rightly pointed to the different conditions of higher rebound and wider borders in the south, and his side arrived two weeks later. early to try to adapt.

Sharma and his opening partner KL Rahul will have to be flexible. The new ball in Australia generally gives bowlers something to work with, whether it’s a few degrees of swing, a centimeter of seam or an extra coil of bounce – but not for too many overs. The La Nina weather phenomenon could play a role on the east coast, while games in the center or west could be more traditional.

All that extra moisture will affect both the pitch and the atmosphere, making the new ball a spicier review than normal, which would be quite nice. Sharma, Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli vs. Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah should provide mouth-watering viewing, magnified by a rapacious MCG crowd.

Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam. Credit:Getty

India dropped out at the Super 12 stage of last year’s World Cup under Kohli’s stewardship. With the huge prima facie advantage of hosting the world’s first T20 franchise competition, it’s surprising they haven’t won an ICC trophy in the format since its first World Cup in 2007, with MS Dhoni at the helm. .

The IPL and subsequent T20 World Events grew out of that famous Wanderers final when India prevailed over Pakistan in a final thriller. The teams played out a tie in the group stage, the outcome decided by the now defunct “bow out” (a much more entertaining and effective method of breaking a deadlock) with the unlikely triumvirate of Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa and Harbhajan Singh (OK, not so unlikely from “Bhaji”) getting a perfect record while Pakistan’s York geniuses Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul and Shahid Afridi all missed.

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