DELE ALLI has been struggling with an ongoing thigh injury at the 2018 World Cup. The England ace has been pictured wearing special taping on his leg, as has Croatian Ivan Perisic. What is the tape called that Dele Alli wears? Eagle-eyed fans would have spotted that Alli was wearing colourful tape on his knee during the match. It is called Kinesio Tape and it is a thin, elastic cotton strip that is used to treat injuries. The method provides stability to muscles and joints while providing the support that Alli needs to patrol the pitch. One expert described it as: "A definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion." FROM RUSSIA WITH LIVE All the latest action, news, goals and gossip from the World Cup BEAUTIFUL DAMES Tall, blonde & sex mad... the science behind why Swedes are world's sexiest PicturedON … [Read more...] about What is the kinesio tape that Ivan Perisic and Dele Alli are wearing at the World Cup and what does it do?
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The video of DW reporter Julieth Gonzales Theran being harassed shocked viewers worldwide. During a live broadcast from Moscow on the opening day of the World Cup, a man ran up, kissed her on the cheek — and seemingly grabbed her breast. Gonzales Theran was reporting for DW’s Spanish news channel at the time. Now the man in question has reached out to DW in order to apologize to Gonzales Theran. During a Skype conversation, Ruslan, who preferred not to reveal his last name, offered the journalist his "most profound apologies," adding that he hopes she "will never face another such incident in [her] career." Ruslan insists what happened has been "misinterpreted" and called it a "misunderstanding." He says the incident was part of a bet with his friends that he could kiss a reporter live on air. "I thought I put my hands on her shoulders, but apparently I missed a little and touched her chest with my left hand. I would not have believed it myself, but having looked at the … [Read more...] about Sexual harassment during DW World Cup broadcast a ‘misunderstanding’
SLAVISA JOKANOVIC has played in one World Cup and is now working where the next one will be staged. So when the former Fulham boss claims Qatar 2022 will be the “best ever” he is worth listening to - even if few share his prediction outside the Gulf state or Fifa HQ. Jokanovic, who reached the last 16 of France ‘98 with Yugoslavia, is currently in charge of Al-Gharafa in the Qatar Stars League. And from his first-hand experience, he reckons the World Cup in three years’ time will be a huge hit, despite issues with the climate and crowds at the recent World Athletics Championships in Doha. Jokanovic, 51, told SunSport: “We have played four games in air-conditioned stadiums and the temperature was perfect for playing football, even when outside was still so hot. “The temperature will be better in November or December when the World Cup is played anyway, but the technology is incredible.“I have also visited the completed Al Janoub Stadium, which … [Read more...] about Slavisa Jokanovic claims Qatar World Cup will be ‘best ever’ and reveals he wants to manage in England again in the future
Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are enduring appalling labour abuses, a Guardian investigation has found, raising serious questions about Qatar's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup. This summer, Nepalese workers died at a rate of almost one a day in Qatar, many of them young men who had sudden heart attacks. The investigation found evidence to suggest that thousands of Nepalese, who make up the single largest group of labourers in Qatar, face exploitation and abuses that amount to modern-day slavery, as defined by the International Labour Organisation, during a building binge paving the way for 2022. According to documents obtained from the Nepalese embassy in Doha, at least 44 workers died between 4 June and 8 August. More than half died of heart attacks, heart failure or workplace accidents. The investigation also reveals: • Evidence of forced labour on a huge World Cup infrastructure project. • Some Nepalese … [Read more...] about Revealed: Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’
World Cup winner Kyran Bracken is mystified by Eddie Jones’ selection methods — and bored of his mind games. Bracken was one of three scrum-halves to lift the 2003 Webb Ellis trophy with England, and knows how much work it took to get the job done. So he is incredulous that, so close to this autumn's version, Jones chose to start Ben Youngs at No.9 throughout the Six Nations. Dan Robson managed just 28 minutes at the fag end of two of the four matches in which he warmed the bench. Ben Spencer got a grand total of six minutes. “It’s as though Ben Youngs is going to play every minute of the World Cup, which he clearly can’t,” said Bracken. “I just don’t understand it. “In 2003, Matt Dawson pulled out with an injury on the eve of our biggest pool game and I came in and played the full 80. I had over 40 caps, but imagine that scenario if Ben is injured and Dan thrown in not having started a competitive Test. It would be unfair on him. … [Read more...] about England’s Eddie Jones compared to Jose Mourinho by worried World Cup winner