Neymar will play in Brazil's vital World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday (Jun 22) despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed. Neymar will play for Brazil against Costa Rica after injury fears AFP/Adrian DENNIS The world's most expensive player was given a rough ride by the Swiss in a 1-1 draw on Sunday, suffering 10 fouls during the match, the most for any player in a single World Cup game for 20 years. Neymar then set alarm bells ringing when he hobbled out of training on Tuesday. However, he returned to training on Wednesday and Tite insisted he is not running a risk by throwing Neymar straight back into the action. "It's the same team that is going to start that stated against Switzerland," said Tite. "We want to win, it's a World Cup, but the coach is not going to play with the players' health. It's too big a risk." Even before his latest injury scare, there were doubts over Neymar's match fitness after a broken bone in his foot ended his club season with Paris … [Read more...] about Neymar fit for Brazil after World Cup injury fears
Viet Nam News by Robert Bicknell Can changing clubs make a difference in your game as a professional? We read all the time that a well-known Tour pro decided to switch brands, mostly due to a ridiculous amount of money being waved in his/her face. What people do not realize is that many of these pros are not entirely stupid and usually demand that the company make a virtual copy of their old tried and true club, with minimal cosmetic or technical changes, and just a new brand stamped on it. What’s old is new… sort of. But occasionally, the manufacturer might demand the player accept the designs they currently have, modified a bit to meet the player’s requirements. This can be something as simple as weighting, or grinding the sole a bit differently than what is actually on the market. But, almost without exception, once the player has a brand new set of clubs in his brand new bag, his game usually goes completely to hell, at least for a short while. Having said … [Read more...] about Can changing clubs make a difference in your game?
37-year-old Palmer, who has experience with different clubs in Germany and Spain, including European giant Real Madrid, focuses on improving players’ physique. Fitness coach Dominic Palmer has experience with different clubs in Germany and Spain, including European giant Real Madrid. Before signing his contract with the VFF, Palmer spent one month with V.League 1 club Thanh Hoa. Earlier, he also worked with the Vietnam U18 team for a short time to prepare for the AFF U18 Championship 2017. Palmer’s first task will be to improve the physical strength of the national women’s football team to take part in the final round of the Asian Cup 2018. “I will try my best to better the physique of Vietnamese footballers. I will co-ordinate with head coaches and assistants to gain the best results,” said Palmer. As planned, the German coach will then work with head coach Park Hang-seo to prepare the national male teams to compete in the last … [Read more...] about Vietnam signs contract with fitness coach Dominic Palmer
It is the second devastating blaze in just a month in the advanced country, Asia’s fourth-largest economy. Videos posted on social media showed a patient hanging on to a rope dangling from a helicopter above the hospital in Miryang, and another crawling out of a window to climb down a ladder. The six-storey structure housed a nursing home as well as the hospital, and the National Fire Agency said 33 people had been killed, with 13 critically injured. Another 61 suffered light injuries, a spokesman said, adding the death toll could rise further. "Two nurses said they had seen fire suddenly erupting in the emergency room," said fire chief Choi Man-Woo, but the cause of the blaze was not immediately known. All the patients had been brought out, he said, adding that evacuating 15 patients from the intensive care unit on the third floor took longer as firefighters had to wait for medical staff to supervise the process. "The victims came both from the hospital and the nursing home," he … [Read more...] about 33 dead in South Korea hospital blaze: firefighters
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - The National Kickboxing Clubs Championships kicked off yesterday in the southern province of Bình Phước. The event attracted the participation of more than 20 clubs across the country. Athletes will compete in 28 categories in knock-out format. The annual event, which aims to help kickboxers hone their skills and gain experience for the upcoming international tournaments, will last until March 28. Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate, muay Thai, Kun Khmer and boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport. - VNS … [Read more...] about National kickboxing clubs champs opens