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  • Rob Holding rubbishes Patrice Evra’s branding of Arsenal as ‘babies’ after Sheffield United defeat

    first_imgRob Holding rubbishes Patrice Evra’s branding of Arsenal as ‘babies’ after Sheffield United defeat Comment Advertisement Holding insists there is not a mentality issue in the squad (Picture: Getty)‘I used to call them “my babies” 10 years ago, and they are still, when I look at them and think they are “my babies”… that’s the truth.‘I’m not being disrespectful when I say that.‘They look pretty, but they don’t look like a winning team.‘They like playing good football, but I was so happy to play against them, because I knew I was going to win.’MORE: Rob Holding confident over Arsenal’s top-four chances – but admits he’d prefer to win Europa League Coral BarryWednesday 23 Oct 2019 4:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link622Sharescenter_img Advertisement Patrice Evra delivered a stinging assessment of Arsenal (Picture: Sky Sports)‘He’s got his opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Just as a group of players we knew it would be a fight.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We made sure everyone know that in the changing room [before game]. It was going to be a fight. We know how they’re going to play.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We knew they’d go for second balls and play off set-pieces and we just had to match that.’Evra held nothing back in his assessment of Arsenal’s character, claiming he always knew as a player they were a fragile side.‘Sheffield United deserved the win, but I’m not surprised about Arsenal,’ Evra said on Sky Sports. Holding was on the bench for the loss to Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)Rob Holding has dismissed Patrice Evra’s criticism of Arsenal after he labelled the Gunners ‘babies’ following their defeat to Sheffield United.Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 defeat away at Sheffield and former Manchester United defender Evra laid into the players’ mentality after the result.Holding was on the bench for the loss, but insisted Evra was wide of the mark with his comments.He said: ‘What [Evra] says doesn’t affect me personally. I know what I am and how I like to play.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • Court forces APG to pay former board member golden handshake

    first_imgA court has forced the €424bn asset manager APG to pay former board member Adri van der Wurff an initially agreed severance payment of €1.1m. The court ruling came after APG’s supervisory board (RvC) back-tracked on an agreement from early 2014, in order to moderate the severance payment in Van der Wurff’s employment contract, according to APG spokesman Hans ten Brinke.He said the RvC unilaterally changed its initial decision after the passage of new legislation on remuneration policy at financial companies (Wbfo) in the Netherlands.The Wbfo came into force on 1 January, limiting golden handshakes to a single year’s salary. “Given current circumstances, with, for example, hardly any perspective for indexation following the stricter rules of the new financial assessment framework, the RvC deemed the agreed severance payment no longer reasonable,” APG’s spokesman said. “Therefore, it limited the amount to €506,000, including a compensation for pension rights Van der Wurff would have missed.”In its annual report, APG’s board said the severance payment consisted of more than €250,000 for redundancy and more than €256,000 for pension loss, adding that the sum of these amounts equated to a year’s salary.According to the Wbfo, the cap on a golden handshake applies to all financial enterprises but not to pension funds.APG is the asset manager and provider for the €373bn civil service scheme ABP.Van der Wurff could not be contacted by IPE for comment.However, Dutch broadcaster RTLNieuws, which broke the news, said he had confirmed the facts of the story.Van der Wurff served as executive chairman at Cordares – the provider for BpfBOUW, the industry-wide scheme for the Dutch building sector.Cordares joined APG and was fully integrated into it in 2012.From then, Van der Wurff subsequently served as chief operational officer, chief client officer and board adviser at APG.Both parties agreed his departure was the result of “differing opinions about policy”, as well as personal reasons.In 2007, the severance payment of Joep Schouten, Van der Wurff’s predecessor at Cordares, also raised eyebrows.Schouten, who was 59 at the time, decided to hold on to the financial package – agreed in 1994, at the start of his chairmanship – of a full salary until his official retirement at 65, as well as early retirement benefits, despite having been asked by the RvC to “considerably limit” the financial arrangements.As a result, delegates of the Dutch pensions sector, including union representatives, boycotted Schouten’s departure reception.last_img read more

  • Returns narrow at Sweden’s Folksam, but business volume grows

    first_imgSwedish insurer Folksam, which has both pensions and non-life business, reported a narrowing of investment returns in the first nine months of the year to 2% from 8% and said it was facing many challenges even though it was financially strong.In its interim report, Folksam said its life and pensions parent company Folksam Liv had seen a 25% increase in premiums in the first nine months of the year, to SEK11bn (€1.18bn) from SEK8.8bn in the same period last year.The total return on investments for the company fell to 2% from 8%.Jens Henriksson, chief executive and head of the Folksam group, said: “Although a lot of things are going well for Folksam and we are economically strong, we are also facing a range of challenges.” He said global economic uncertainty, particularly regarding China and other emerging economies, was contributing to turbulence in the markets, and that it was a challenge for the whole industry to make returns in the prevailing low-interest-rate environment.On top of this, there he said there were many regulatory issues high on the agenda.He described the move on 1 January 2016 to the new Solvency II regulatory regime as “another important crossroads lying just ahead for the occupational pensions sector, which could change the industry fundamentally”.In its interim report, Folksam said it was now awaiting a decision expected on 18 November from the Swedish Parliament on a bill on the implementation of the Solvency II Directive in the insurance sector.Among other things, the bill addressed transitional arrangements for occupational pension providers, it said.Folksam and its subsidiary KPA Pension, the local government pension scheme, supported this element of the bill because it meant providers would then not need to change their basic regulation more than once.Total assets at the parent company grew to SEK162bn at the end of September from SEK156bn at the end of December 2014, and solvency was 157%, up from 155% at the end of December.Meanwhile, at KPA Pension, which is 60% owned by Folksam and 40% owned by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL), investment returns dropped to 2.1% over the first nine months of this year from 9.5% for the same period a year earlier.Premium income rose to SEK10.7bn from SEK9.3bn, and assets under management grew to SEK134.6bn from SEK119.8bn.KPA Pension’s solvency was 169%, up from 166% at the end of December.last_img read more

  • Telstra backs out of supporting gay marriage (Aust)

    first_imgTelstra backs out of supporting gay marriage after ‘pressure from Catholic Church’MailOnline 13 April 2016Family First Comment: Well said Telstra – the way every company should go – respecting the people. ‘The Government has committed to putting same-sex marriage before the Australian people in a plebiscite and, ultimately, it will be Parliament who determines any changes to the institution of marriage. In view of this Telstra has no further plans to figure prominently in the wider public debate.’ #respectAn Australian telecommunications company has withdrawn their support for marriage equality after pressure from the Catholic Church.Telstra, who was involved in a public campaign for same-sex marriage in 2015, has ‘no further plans to figure prominently in the wider public debate’, according to a spokesman.Their withdrawal of support came after Archdiocese of Sydney business manager Michael Digges threatened to boycott a number of companies that supported same-sex marriage, The Australian reported.‘You may be aware that the Catholic archdiocese of Sydney is a significant user of goods and services from many corpor­ations, both local and inter­national,’ Mr Digges wrote in a letter to a number of corporations.‘Undoubtedly, many of the Catholic population of Sydney would be your employees, customers, partners and suppliers.‘It is therefore with grave concern that I write to you about the Marriage Equality for Australians campaign.’A Telstra spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia said while the company places ‘great importance on diversity’, it would no longer engage in the debate publicly.‘Telstra has demonstrated it places great importance on diversity and standing against discrimination, in all its forms.‘Our workforce reflects this diversity, including people of same-sex in a broad range of relationships.‘The Government has committed to putting same-sex marriage before the Australian people in a plebiscite and, ultimately, it will be Parliament who determines any changes to the institution of marriage.‘In view of this Telstra has no further plans to figure prominently in the wider public debate,’ the spokesperson said.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3536867/Telstra-backs-supporting-gay-marriage-pressure-Catholic-Church.html?login#readerCommentsCommand-message-fieldKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

  • China’s Huawei to launch training program for Botswana ICT students

    first_imgHuawei PR Manager Gives Training Certificate to UB OrientatorChina’s telecommunication giant Huawei announced here on Monday that Botswana will become another beneficiary of the company’s global informational and communication technology (ICT) training program aimed at cultivating ICT professionals.The program is designed to develop and transform Botswana’s ICT industry as the chosen students will implement what they have learnt in this country, said Deputy Director of Huawei Botswana Ramasala Ntwaetsile, adding that the graduates will have the opportunity to study not only ICT technologies but Huawei corporate culture and Chinese culture.Established in 2005, Huawei Botswana will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year and officially launch its first Seeds for the Future program on Nov. 10. Ten best ICT students from the southern African country will be selected to study in China at Huawei’s cost.“For the past 10 years since Huawei operated in Botswana, it has provided a solid contribution in ICT development, provided solution and new technology as now Botswana is experiencing better communication and reduced digital communication cost,” he said.Huawei will work with Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MOESD), Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), University of Botswana (UB) and the Chinese Embassy in Botswana to jointly select the ICT students.The launch of the program will be another milestone of cooperation between Botswana and China, said Li Nan, counselor of the embassy.The Chinese government provides scholarship to about 80 students in Botswana every year and so far it has benefited over 500 students.Permanent Secretary of MTC Neil Fitt said the government is very delighted to see that Huawei has always abided by their aspiration of growing with Botswana and focused on development of local community. “Their launch of Seeds for the Future is yet another good act to promote the development of ICT in Botswana,” he said.The program has been successfully carried out in over 45 countries.last_img read more

  • Update: Minister of Carib Affairs extends empathy to family of Dr Charles Corbette

    first_img Share 42 Views   3 comments LocalNews Update: Minister of Carib Affairs extends empathy to family of Dr Charles Corbette by: – October 19, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet His Excellency Charles Corbette. Image via: GIS NewsMinister of Carib Affairs Ashton Graneau has extended empathy to the family and friends of Ambassador Dr Charles Corbette; Dominica’s resident ambassador to Cuba who was injured in a vehicular accident in Cuba.Dominica Vibes News reported yesterday that Dr Corbette was involved in a vehicular accident in Cuba and that he was in a critical condition.Mr Graneau confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that Dr Cobette was involved in a vehicular accident, that he is saddened by this news but confident that the medical personals in Cuba will stabilize him.“We got the sad news last night, it seems to have occurred a little earlier on and however we are not privy to all the details yet but what we do know is that he was in a very serious vehicular accident and he has been admitted at one of the top hospitals in Cuba. My empathy goes to the family, I think they must be very saddened by this news and we have to empathize with them and wish that Dr. Corbette will have a speedy recovery. As we all know Cuba is one of the leading countries with regard to health services so we trust that they will do as much as necessary to stabilize him and maybe to revive him”.According to Graneau, “It is sad for all of us in the Carib Territory” considering the tremendous work Dr. Corbette did while employed with the Ministry of Carib Affairs for the last ten years as well as the extensive work he did within the entire community, entire constituency.Mr Graneau noted that it is unfortunate to receive this sad news less than a year since Dr Corbette left the island after he became the resident ambassador to Cuba.“He just left just recently, less than a year to take up his new post as Dominica’s ambassador to Cuba and to get this very sad news I must say it is not very encouraging. The truth is that we would really like to see Dr Corbette get back on his feet; we do not know how long this is going to take but Cuba being the kind of state that it is with high level medical services I believe that they are well able to deal with things like these,” he said.Mr Graneau further stated; “from what I understand he had surgery last night, I have not been able to make contact with anybody and we are not clear what his present situation is in Cuba however the most we can do is wish for him to get back on his feet and our prayers are with the family and the people of the Salybia Constituency”.The minister noted that this is also “a sad day for the government of Dominica” as it involves the countries resident ambassador in Cuba. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

  • Greensburg Fire Causes Injury, $60K In Damage

    first_imgInvestigators hope to soon figure out what sparked a three-alarm blaze in Decatur County Friday night. The fire caused approximately $60,000 in damage and led to a firefighter suffering an injury.The incident occurred at a home in the 4000 block of Old Indiana 46 in western Greensburg.Firefighters from Burney-Clay Township, Letts and Greensburg were on the scene, according to the Greensburg Daily News.Crews battled the blaze that began in a second-story bedroom for approximately fifteen minutes. Occupants got out of the house safely but one firefighter injured a shoulder during the incident.The newspaper is reporting that the fire resulted in water and smoke damage inside the home.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.last_img read more

  • Without COVID-19, Dhoni & Rohit Sharma would have taken over Wankhede

    first_imgMumbai: In an ideal world, not brought down to its haunches by the coronavirus pandemic, the much-awaited 13th edition of the Indian Premier Legaue (IPL) would have kickstarted on Sunday with all eyes on M.S. Dhoni as he would lead his Chennai Super Kings side against reigning champions Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here.Dhoni, on a sabbatical since India’s World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand in 2019, would have played his first game in eight months.India head coach Ravi Shastri had told IANS last year that the IPL would decide the fate of Dhoni, who will turn 39 in July. The former India captain was practicing with CSK but had to cut short his stay in Chennai after the IPL was pushed back due to the deadly virus which has so far taken 27 lives in India.Rohit Sharma, leading MI, would have made a comeback from his injury he picked in New Zealand during the T20 series and as CSK and MI contests have been over the years, it would have been a cliffhanger drawing packed crowd to the venue where India lifted the World Cup in 2011 under Dhoni’s leadership.Instead, with the government calling for a lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak, the Indian cricketers are all home and spending time with their families. But strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb in consultation with physio Nitin Patel has customised routines for Virat Kohli and boys to ensure they stay in top shape despite the pandemic induced break.There is no live cricket in sight and the usual IPL frenzy at this time of the year is missing.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) believes that it can still pull off the league if things come under control by April end and the first game is played by the first week of May but the 21-day lockdown and the situation of the country has made things more uncertain.Rohit recently said IPL can wait for the time being. “We should first think about the country. The situation needs to get better first then we can talk about the IPL. Let life get back to normal first,” Rohit had said after leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal asked him about the cash-rich league. IANSAlso Read: Sakshi Singh slams media for spreading false information about her husband MS DhoniAlso Watch: Coronavirus update: Buddhist Monastery in Naharkatika take extra prevention measureslast_img read more

  • Battled with suicidal thoughts incessantly in 2013: S. Sreesanth

    first_imgKochi: Fast bowler S. Sreesanth has revealed he had suicidal thoughts during the time he was banned for life by BCCI in August, 2013 for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the 2013 Indian Premier League. In 2015, however, a special court in Delhi acquitted him of all charges. He has now revealed that he fought hard against suicidal thoughts during that dark phase in his life. “It is something I battled with incessantly in 2013. It was there everywhere I turned, the easy way out, but my family kept me sane. I had to stick around for my family. I knew they needed me,” Sreesanth, who was part of India’s 2011 ODI World Cup winning side, was quoted as saying by Deccan Herald. Sreesanth said he was good friends with actor Sushant Singh Rajput who recently died. Sushant was found hanging in his Bandra residence (in Mumbai) on June 14 by his domestic help, which left the industry and his fans shocked. He was reportedly battling depression over the past few months and undergoing treatment. “That’s why the news of Sushant Singh’s (Rajput) death affected me so much, besides the fact that he was a good friend. I was on that edge but I walked back because I knew how much it would hurt those who believe in me and love me. I am writing a small book, it should be out in a month or so, about this episode and about how you’re not lonely. And how if you are lonely, it’s not necessarily a bad thing because great things can come from this space of loneliness. “These moments of loneliness can give you rare insights into your own being. That’s huge because people don’t appreciate who they are. I don’t like talking about this but there was a time when I was struggling to pay my bills. I didn’t know where my next meal would come from. That’s why I am so grateful for all the shows that hired me and trusted in me,” said the 37-year-old. IANS had earlier reported the Kerala Cricket Association had said that it would consider Sreesanth after his ban ends in September for their Ranji team. On depression, he said: “It’s one of those topics that very underestimated and also overestimated. You know I was scared of the dark at one point. I couldn’t step out of the house and I didn’t let anyone step out of the house because I feared that I/ they would get kidnapped. I was in a deep depression at the time. I had all these thoughts in my room but I couldn’t leave my room without a smile on my face because my parents would not have been able to handle it. “I didn’t want to show my weakness to them. I was completely on my own in these moments, I was crying all the time trying to figure out where I went wrong and what happened to me. “I was living this dual life and it was too much to handle. I was Sreesanth to the world and Gopu to the family, but in my room, I didn’t know what I was. That’s why I started discovering hobbies and working on them with a lot of seriousness,” he added. In 2018, the Kerala High Court had struck down the life ban imposed on the cricketer by the BCCI and also quashed all proceedings against him. However, a division bench of the High Court restored the ban. Sreesanth then moved the Supreme Court against the order. And last year in March, the apex court upheld his guilt but asked the BCCI to reduce his quantum of punishment. The cricket board then reduced his life ban to seven years which will come to an end in August this year. Sreesanth, 37, has so far played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is in which he scalped 87, 75 and 7 wickets respectively. IANSAlso Watch: Another 1050 Bedded Quarantine Centre Ready in Guwahatilast_img read more

  • Fifa World Cup Peru vs Denmark, Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2018: Poulsen goal hands Denmark 1-0 win

    first_imgNew Delhi: On the 3rd day of FIFA World Cup 2018, Peru lock horns with Denmark at Mordovia Arena. The iconic Christian Eriksen will look forward to guide Denmark to the latter stages of the tournament and Peru would be eager to cause some upset to their rivals. HIGHLIGHTS:  For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. # Referee blows the full time whistle as Denmark wins the match 1-0 due to a Yussuf Poulsen goal! FT: DENMARK 1-0 Peru!# 90+4″ A cross from a corner kick by Peru is too strong and the ball goes well out of play.# 90+4″ Yoshimar Yotun (Peru) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball. Peru win a corner.# 90+3″ Poor challenge! Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) is penalised for tripping and Bakary Gassama blows his whistle and takes out the yellow card!# 90+2″ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) takes the corner with a short pass.# 90+2″ Decent spell from Denmark here and they keep the pressure on until one of the defending players steps in. Good work from Denmark as they win a corner.# 90+1″ Andre Carrillo (Peru) plays in a hopeful cross, but it doesn’t find its way to any of the attacking players. The ball is off of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Denmark.# 5 minutes of added time!# 90″ Andre Carrillo (Peru) plays in a hopeful cross, but it doesn’t find its way to any of the attacking players. The ball is off of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Denmark.# 90″ Andre Carrillo (Peru) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him.# 89″ Raul Ruidiaz (Peru) handles the ball inside the penalty area.# 87″ The manager makes a subsitution with Pedro Jesus Aquino Sanchez (Peru) coming on for Renato Tapia.# 86″A great chance! Christian Eriksen (Denmark) collects a great pass inside the box, but the goalkeeper does well to stop his effort.# 85″ It’s time for a substitution. Raul Ruidiaz (Peru) comes on in place of Jefferson Farfan.# 84″ SAVE! Jefferson Farfan (Peru) receives a precise low pass inside the box, controls the ball and drills it to the middle of the goal, but Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save to stop his effort.# 83″ CHANCE! Nicolai Jorgensen (Denmark) is first to the rebound but his shot is blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.# 81″ Age Hareide is forced to make an unplanned substitution as Andreas Christensen suffers an injury and Mathias Jorgensen (Denmark) comes on.# 78″ CLOSE! Paolo Guerrero (Peru) receives a precise pass inside the box and back heels it just wide of the right post.# 75″ Renato Tapia (Peru) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.# 75″ Renato Tapia (Peru) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. The extent of his injury is yet to be discovered.# 74″ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) steps up to take the corner, but the ball just sails in among the defenders.# 73″ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) floats the ball in from the corner but it’s intercepted. Now Denmark have a corner.# 73″ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety. The linesman points to the corner flag, Denmark are going to take it.# 73″ A defence-splitting pass is taken in his stride by Luis Advincula (Peru) in the box. Without even looking up he drills a shot towards the right side of the goal, but Kasper Schmeichel pulls off a brilliant save.# 71″ Henrik Dalsgaard (Denmark) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Bakary Gassama no option but to blow his whistle.# 71″ Andre Carrillo (Peru) sends a chip pass into the box, but Kasper Schmeichel is quickest to intercept the ball.# 70″ CHANCE! What an opportunity! Alberto Rodriguez (Peru) squanders a huge opportunity as he latches on to a perfect cross from the wing. He produces a bullet header from around the penalty spot which goes just wide of the left post!# 69″ Paolo Guerrero (Peru) whips in the resulting set piece but it’s cleared.# 68″ Thomas Delaney (Denmark) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge and leaves Bakary Gassama with no other option than to blow for a foul. Free kick. Peru will probably just try to cross the ball in from here.# 67″ Substitution. Pione Sisto is replaced by Martin Braithwaite (Denmark).# 66″ Pione Sisto (Denmark) sends a long ball forward to Yussuf Poulsen, but he put too much power and the chance is gone.# 64″ Paolo Guerrero (Peru) looks very eager to impress, does well to beat his man and force a cross into the box, where one of his teammates gets his head on the ball, but it’s too easy for the keeper. (in this sentence the player crosses and heads his own cross!! So I created a different scenario).# 63″ One of the players from Peru times his run too early and the referee blows his whistle for offside.# 62″ The referee signals a substitution. Paolo Guerrero (Peru) is brought on as a substitute for Edison Flores.# 61″ Edison Flores (Peru) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a shot towards the middle of the net, but Kasper Schmeichel is alert and denies him.# 59″ GOAL! After receiving a sweet pass, Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) unleashes a shot straight inside the left post. Good team effort! Denmark 1-0 Peru!# 58″ Edison Flores (Peru) makes a yard for himself inside the box after an accurate pass and takes a shot that goes just wide of the right post.# 57″ CHANCE! Andre Carrillo (Peru) makes a yard for himself inside the box after an accurate pass and takes a shot that goes just wide of the right post.# 55″ Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.# 53″ It seemed like Christian Eriksen (Denmark) was going to take a quick free kick, but instead he is going to send the ball inside the penalty box for his teammates.# 52″ Miguel Trauco (Peru) escapes without any punishment from the referee after using excessive force to foul his opponent. Denmark earn a free kick.# 51″ Jens Larsen (Denmark) picks up a rebound, moves into space and fires a shot at goal from long range that rises sharply and goes high over the bar.# 50” Jefferson Farfan (Peru) misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds Jefferson Farfan (Peru) who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar.# 50″ Yoshimar Yotun (Peru) trips an opponent with a slide tackle. Bakary Gassama stops the game and he could give him a card, but eventually decides on just a warning.# 48″ Nicolai Jorgensen (Denmark) finds himself beyond the last defender but the linesman raises his flag for offside.# 47″ Henrik Dalsgaard (Denmark) makes an overly-aggressive challenge and Bakary Gassama blows his whistle for a foul.# 45″ The players are back out on the pitch following the half-time break and the second half is about to start.# Half Time! # 45+2″ Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) times his run into the box perfectly and slams a header goalwards from the centre of the box, but it lacks accuracy and flies well wide of the left post.# 45+2″ There’s an opportunity for Christian Eriksen (Denmark) to deliver the ball into the box from a corner.# 45+1″ Denmark are passing the ball across the pitch and keep possession. However, an opponent intercepts a pass and the situation changes. Denmark get a corner.# 45″ MISS! Christian Cueva (Peru) doesn’t keep his cool and fails to convert the penalty. He skies the ball way over the bar and into the stands.# 44″ Penalty to Peru! Christian Cueva (Peru) is going to take the penalty!# 44″ There’s some confusion. Looks like the ref is going to review the penalty decision to Peru using VAR. Let’s see what happens.# 41″ Thomas Delaney (Denmark) attempts to find Yussuf Poulsen, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone. The ball is off of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Peru.# 40″ The foul by Jefferson Farfan (Peru) was seen by Bakary Gassama who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.# 40″ Pedro Gallese earns applause from the crowd! He dives superbly to deny a dangerous first-time effort from the edge of the box. Lasse Schone (Denmark) was the player who tested the keeper’s reflexes. Nice goalkeeping skills, indeed.# 39″ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) takes the resulting free kick from the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by the players standing in the wall, saving the goalkeeper a lot of effort.# 39″ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) will take a free kick in a very promising position.# 38″ An opponent rises to his feet after being downed by Renato Tapia (Peru). Bakary Gassama saw the sliding tackle and blows for a foul. Denmark are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.# 37″ Renato Tapia (Peru) is awarded a yellow card for his behaviour. # 37″ Nicolai Jorgensen (Denmark) finds himself behind the opposition’s defence, but the game is stopped for offside.# 35″ Age Hareide is forced to make a change. William Kvist is unable to continue due to injury, Lasse Schone (Denmark) comes on.# 34″ A long pass, executed by Nicolai Jorgensen (Denmark), missed the precision to reach his teammates.# 31″ The game is interrupted now, William Kvist (Denmark) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.# 30″ Yoshimar Yotun (Peru) quickly takes the corner kick with a short pass.# 29″ CHANCE! Jefferson Farfan (Peru) misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds Jefferson Farfan (Peru) who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Peru.# 27″ Jefferson Farfan (Peru) commits a foul and Bakary Gassama immediately signals a free kick.# 27″ Thomas Delaney (Denmark) collects a wonderful lead pass and as he has a lot of space, smashes a terrific shot from long range. His shot goes painfully close to the crossbar!# 25″ The resulting corner from Christian Eriksen (Denmark) is cleared by the defence.# 25″ The corner from Christian Eriksen (Denmark) is hurriedly cleared. The referee points to the corner flag and Denmark will take a corner.# 24″ Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) tries to send the ball in front of the goal, but the opposition’s defence averts the threat. The ball is out of play and Denmark manage to earn a corner.# 22″ Andre Carrillo (Peru) is deemed to be in an offside position by the linesman and it looks like it is the right decision despite being a very close call.# 21″ Andreas Christensen (Denmark) deprives his opponent of the ball, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul. He’s not happy with the decision! A free kick is awarded to Peru.# 20″ Andreas Christensen (Denmark) gets on the ball and beats an opponent, but his run is stopped by the referee Bakary Gassama who sees an offensive foul.# 18″ Christian Eriksen (Denmark) looks like he will be the one to take the corner kick.# 18″ The ball is cleared after Luis Advincula (Peru) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball goes out of play and Denmark will have a goal kick.# 17″ The ball is cleared after Luis Advincula (Peru) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. The ball goes out of play and Denmark will have a goal kick.# 15″ The corner is floated into the centre of the box, but a placed header from Alberto Rodriguez (Peru) flies well wide of the right post.# 14″ This shall not pass! Renato Tapia (Peru) lines up a shot from the edge of the box and goes for goal, but the effort is well blocked by a defender. Peru have been awarded a corner kick.# 13″ CHANCE!  Andre Carrillo (Peru) dribbles his way to the edge of the box and drills a shot towards the bottom left corner, but Kasper Schmeichel is equal to the effort and makes a good save.# 11″ Edison Flores (Peru) receives an accurate pass and attempts to threaten the goalkeeper with his long-range strike. Unfortunately for him, his effort goes high above the crossbar.# 10″ The linesman raises his flag as one of the players from Denmark was in an offside position.# 10″ Bakary Gassama blows his whistle and it’s Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.# 9″ Miguel Trauco (Peru) swings a cross into the box, but it’s far too close to Kasper Schmeichel, who smothers the ball.# 8″ Yoshimar Yotun (Peru) shoots goalwards after his astonishing individual effort from about 30 metres out, but Kasper Schmeichel shows his excellent skills and saves the attempt.# 6″ Simon Kjaer (Denmark) jumps into a tackle and Bakary Gassama blows his whistle for a foul.# 5″ Luis Advincula (Peru) picks up a precise pass and attempts to threaten the keeper with a long-range effort, but it goes well wide of the mark.# 3″ Nicolai Jorgensen (Denmark) holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee blows for a foul after seeing the whole situation.# 2″ Andre Carrillo (Peru) serves up a nice cross, but the defence clears the danger.# Kick off!# Bakary Gassama is introduced as the referee for today’s match.center_img Denmark Playing XI: Schmeichel; Kjær, Christensen, Dalsgaard, Stryger; Kvisi, Delaney, Eriksen, N. Jørgensen; Yurary, Sisto PERU Playing XI: Gallese; Advíncula, Ramos, Rodríguez, Trauco; Yotún, Tapia; Flores, Cueva, Carrillo; FarfanWelcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! Day 3 of FIFA’s showpiece event continue as the third game of the day is between Peru and Denmark, who battle between themselves to qualify to the knockout stages. last_img read more