“I’m disappointed, frustrated but let’s not forget what we have done so far,” Deschamps said. “I don’t think there was a huge gap between the teams. They are more experienced and we were timid at the beginning but we created some chances. We were not efficient and Neuer played well, too. I’m proud of my players and my staff and that’s what I told them at the end.” … [Read more...] about Germany reach World Cup semi-finals as Mats Hummels header sinks France
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Mayra Mendoza, the mayor of Quilmes, the district including Villa Azul, said: “It’s like a family: if one member tests positive, all the other members become close contacts. That is why we isolated the residents of Villa Azul, considering them close contacts of those who have been infected.” … [Read more...] about Argentina cordons off virus-hit slum as critics decry ‘ghettoes for poor people’
Bundesliga transfers: Where will Havertz, Werner, Sane, Sancho and others end up Dayot Upamecano - RB Leipzig With his contract set to expire in 2021, RB Leipzig will need to move this summer if they are going to get a decent payoff for the 21-year-old . Bayern Munich are said to be interested, but the fixed transfer fee in his contract is €60 million. Leipzig are keen to extend his contract, but since it only runs for another year, his agent has been playing for time. … [Read more...] about Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich: The view from the terrace
The novel opens with relief: Mr Biswas has found his house. How terrible it would have been, he thinks, to have failed in this quest, “to have lived without even attempting to lay claim to one’s portion of the earth; to have lived and died as one had been born, unnecessary and unaccommodated”. In the long search for this accommodation – the what and why having been answered in the prologue, the novel’s course is about the how – Mr Biswas finds various lesser stratagems in which he can be temporarily housed. It begins with his name: not the “Mohun Biswas” inscribed belatedly on his birth certificate by a solicitor, but the “Mr Biswas” by which we know him, right from the cradle. Mr Biswas faces many humiliations, but is rarely shorn of the modicum of dignity the honorific guarantees. The retention of this proper form of address is both comic and tense, particularly in the early sections of the novel. … [Read more...] about Teju Cole on A House for Mr Biswas by VS Naipaul – a novel of full-bore Trinidadian savvy
“There are players who never mature at 30 and some who do at 20,” said Deschamps. Varane has won three Champions League finals, in 2014, 2017 and 2018 – he missed the 2016 final through injury and the last Euros as well – and has worked successively with José Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benítez and Zidane. Not a bad cast to help you improve every day, although it was his early mistake against Germany and a lost aerial duel with the defender Mats Hummels which ruined France’s chances in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup. … [Read more...] about Raphaël Varane: France defender set to be a leader – or is he too nice?