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  • No guard of honour for Barca as they did not do one for us – Zidane

    first_img0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane has led Real Madrid into their third consecutive Champions League final © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, May 5 – Zinedine Zidane says Barcelona do not deserve a guard of honour before the Clasico on Sunday because they refused to give Real Madrid one for winning the Club World Cup.Barca host Real as La Liga and Copa del Rey champions but Zidane’s side will not perform a ‘pasillo’, the tradition of players applauding their opponents onto the pitch. Deportivo La Coruna made the gesture ahead of their game against Barca last weekend while Barca gave Real a guard of honour at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2008, after Los Blancos had already won the league.But Barcelona bucked the trend when the two teams met in December, opting against honouring Real’s success in the Club World Cup as Barca argued they had not taken part in the competition.“I’m not the one who decides,” Zidane said on Saturday. “After the Club World Cup, it wasn´t important for them to give us a guard of honour.“They said they weren’t in the competition, but that’s a lie, because you get into the Club World Cup through the Champions League.“They didn’t give us one, so what’s most important is respecting what they have done. They´ve won the double and I respect that, and I congratulate them on that.“But we’re not going to do something for them which they didn’t do for us.”Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said in December the ‘pasillo’ had “lost its original essence”, adding, “I would not do it and I would not want it to be done to me”.There is a sense in Spain the ceremony has become more about humiliating the defeated team, rather than congratulating the champions.Real may, however, choose to pay tribute to midfielder Andres Iniesta, who will be playing his last Clasico before he leaves Barcelona at the end of the season.“He is a player we admire, he’s not just any player,” Zidane said. “We will wave to him, congratulate him and wish him the best of luck for the future.”This meeting of La Liga´s two most glamorous clubs will have minimal affect on the table, given Barca are unassailable and Real, now concentrating on the Champions League final, are safe inside the top four.But Barca are four games away from finishing their first league season unbeaten while Real may be hoping to maintain momentum ahead of their showpiece clash against Liverpool.Zidane is still likely to rest Raphael Varane and Isco, who are struggling with calf and shoulder injuries respectively. Dani Carvajal also remains out with a hamstring problem.“Give up in the league? Under me it will not happen,” Zidane said.“We have to finish as high as possible and what matters most to me is to prepare for the Champions League final and that is done through our intensity in the matches. I’m convinced of that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Lawmakers consider bills to change election deadlines in state

    first_imgMOSES LAKE — The legislature is considering bipartisan bills to change the date of the presidential primary and reduce deadlines for voter registration.The bills, suggested by the Secretary of State Kim Wyman, were sponsored by Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way, in the Senate and Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Moses Lake, in the House.SB 5333 would change the presidential primary to the second Tuesday of March and would allow voters to not declare party affiliation and the option for voters to write in candidates for presidential primary elections.HB 1468 would change the voter registration deadline to 11 days before an election or primary, change the deadline for updating registration information from 29 days to 28 days and transfer voter registration information through a new state database.Lori Augino, elections director for the Secretary of State, said SB 5333 is designed to address issues which surfaced during the 2016 presidential primary and make Washington more relevant in the nomination process.“Right now what we see is just candidates coming at the end of the cycle to raise money,” Augino said. “We want to change that dynamic and just set that date to earlier in the law.”last_img read more