Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals There was a samba band in the away fans’ section and the visitors’ forward forays drew shrill cheers from their yellow-shirted compatriots in the stands, but Brazil’s football was all style and little substance.Jesus worked Hart with a near-post header from a Dani Alves cross 12 minutes in.Yet for all their back-heels and bravado, Brazil made few inroads, with Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar twice ballooning shots high into the seating behind Hart’s goal.England worked Brazil goalkeeper Alisson only once before half-time and he had little trouble fielding a rasping drive from Marcus Rashford.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had starred on his debut against Germany, would last only 34 minutes on his return to Wembley as injury obliged him to cede his place to Jesse Lingard.Brazil created their first clear chance early in the second period when Neymar’s pass freed Coutinho, only for the recalled Hart to block with his legs.Substitute Fernandinho went even closer with 14 minutes remaining, but after a surging run from halfway, his low 25-yard effort grazed the left-hand post.A spate of substitutions had the effect of opening up space in the England half, but still the hosts resisted.Ashley Young marked his return after four years in the international wilderness by sliding in to block from Willian seconds after coming on, while Hart stood up well to thwart Roberto Firmino from Neymar’s pass.Solanke, 20, might have claimed a famous winner at the death when Young’s deep cross from the left found him unmarked at the back post, but Alisson slid out bravely to block. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While Southgate reflected with pride on his young team’s maturity, it was a case of back to the drawing board for Tite.Brazil have won 13 of their 17 games since he took charge in June 2016, but their failure to unsettle such green opponents raised questions about their prospects of a sixth World Cup triumph in Russia next year.“One team was proposing the game, trying to exert pressure in a high line and play with the ball,” Tite said.“The other team was defending more, playing more compact and waiting for a mistake to counter-attack.“In a match like this, we’ll have fewer opportunities. But although we had fewer opportunities than in other matches, we had the best ones. I can’t remember one or two chances for them that scared us.”ADVERTISEMENT For Gareth Southgate’s England, who were once again without stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling through injury, it was a second successive encouraging 0-0 draw following Friday’s stalemate with Germany.Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke’s appearance as a late substitute made him the sixth England player to have made his debut over the two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“In terms of heart, resilience and spirit, it was up there with anything I’ve been involved in,” Southgate told ITV.“We’ve played the best two teams in the world and kept two clean sheets, which gives us something to build on.” MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay View comments MOST READ Brazil’s Neymar takes the ball forward watched by England’s Joe Gomez, left, and England’s Eric Dier during the international friendly soccer match between England and Brazil at Wembley stadium in London, Britain, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday’s friendly match at Wembley Stadium.Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the presence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in the visitors’ line-up, they tested England goalkeeper Joe Hart only three times.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Malditas save PH from shutout Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimslast_img read more

Usain Bolt to run in London Diamond League

first_imgSix-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run at the Diamond League meet in London on July 24.Also participating will be double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and women’s heptathlon gold winner Jessica Ennis-Hill, world record holder and London Olympics 800 metres champion David Rudisha and more than a dozen World or Olympic champions. The two-day meet is part of London’s Anniversary Games, reports Xinhua.”The opening night of the Anniversary Games has attracted the strongest field ever assembled for a single night of athletics, providing Londoners with another ‘I was there’ moment. The chance to see a living legend like Bolt is very rare and we are delighted to be able to welcome him to the reopening of the stadium where he so thrilled us all at the 2012 Games,” London Mayor Boris Johnson said on Friday.”It is a beginning of a new chapter for the stadium and there will be many more amazing nights to come. It is wonderful that we are starting in such style.”Bolt, considered to be one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, last competed individually in Britain at the 2013 Anniversary Games where he won the 100m in 9.85 seconds. The 100m and 200m world record holder and winner of eight world titles is looking forward to returning to the scene of his spectacular Olympic triumphs.”London is a special place where I love to compete and I am looking forward to the Anniversary Games on July 24. I have great memories of competing in the Olympic Stadium in the summer of 2012 and in the previous Grand Prix meets in London,” Bolt said.advertisementThe event takes place just four weeks before the World Athletics Championships in Beijing and will be the final time the original London 2012 track is used before a new surface is laid for the London 2017 World Championships.British Athletics have secured the right to host athletics in the former Olympic Stadium for one month every year for the next 50 years from 2016.last_img read more

IGL provided 210 lakh new PNG connections in 201819

first_imgNew Delhi: Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) provided 2.10 lakh new Piped Natural Gas connections and has also won the rights to expand to three new areas in 2018-2019 said IGL Chairman, Gajendra Singh. Speaking at the 20th Annual General Meeting of the company, Singh said that 54 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations had been set up during this period, thereby taking the total number of CNG stations set up by IGL to 500. Singh said that in the last financial year, IGL has been successful in winning authorisation for three new Geographical Areas (GAs) from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board. They are Kanpur (except area already authorized) Hamirpur & Fatehpur districts in Uttar Pradesh, Kaithal district in Haryana and Ajmer, Pali & Rajsamand districts in Rajasthan. Singh said that IGL plans to set up new CNG stations and create pipeline infrastructure in its current areas of operations as well as newly acquired areas by investing Rs. 1170 crore in 2019-2020. Driven by higher volumes, the net profit of IGL in FY19 was Rs. 786 crores, which was up 17 per cent over Rs 671 crores in FY18. During 2018-19, total sales volume grew by 14 per cent over the previous year with CNG recording 13 per cent growth in volumes and PNG recording volume growth of 15 per cent.last_img read more