Maksim Ryzhenkov MINSK, 14 June (BelTA) – Preparations for the 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup have been on schedule, without major issues, Chairman of the Belarusian Basketball Federation Maksim Ryzhenkov told a press conference in BelTA's press center. “Almost all issues have been settled regarding catering, accommodation of teams, referees, officials representatives of the FIBA and fans. Now we are putting the finishing touches,” Maksim Ryzhenkov said. He also said that the upcoming Semyon Khalipsky tournament in Minsk will become a test before the World Cup. We will work out all technical, transportation, medical and other issues to make sure the World Cup will run as smoothly as possible. With regard to the sporting aspect, Team Belarus are as good as their peers from other countries. The main thing is to get into th espirit and play to the top of their abilities in every match,” Maksim Ryzhenkov said. Minsk got the right to host the 2018 … [Read more...] about Ryzhenkov: Minsk almost ready for 2018 FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup
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Updated 1046 GMT (1846 HKT) June 13, 2018 (CNN)They stand on the brink of history, ready to add a record fifth star to the badge and become the first nation to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962. It's business as usual for Germany. Head coach Joachim Löw has guided Die Mannschaft to at least the semifinals in each of his last five major tournaments. The current team qualified from Group C with a perfect record of 10 wins from 10 and a goal difference of +39. Few would bet against them once again in Russia. JUST WATCHED The secrets to Germany's World Cup success Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH The secrets to Germany's World Cup success 01:23 After all, football's a simple game. As former England striker Gary Lineker once put it, 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans win. Read More But that hasn't always been the case. Around the turn of the millennium, it was a footballing nation in crisis. An aging squad … [Read more...] about The secrets to Germany’s World Cup success
JUST two referees are making their way to Russia from the Oceanic Football Confederation this summer. New Zealand's Matthew Conger and Tahiti's Nobert Hauata are part of Fifa's 36-strong reffing team who will be in charge at the world's biggest tournament. Here's all you need to know about the man from French Polynesia.Who is Norbert Hauata? ONE of the most experienced referees on the continent, Hauata has been Fifa-listed for over a decade. In international football, he was able to referee in his own country, taking charge of the 2017 OFC U17 Championship semi-final between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. This year he has taken charge of four matches in Oceania's biggest club tournament - the OFC Champions League. He has shown two red cards in that competition, both in the same match to players from New Caledonian side AS Magenta during their 5-1 defeat to Team Wellington. And he has refereed a number of World Cup qualifers, including New Zealand's match against the Solomon Islands. … [Read more...] about Who is Tahitian referee Norbert Hauata and how many World Cups has he officiated at?
FIFA have dismissed claims from Liverpool's Rhian Brewster that his England teammate Morgan Gibbs-White was racially abused during the Under-17 World Cup final last October. The Young Lions ran out victorious in the competition, held in India, after winning a tempestuous final 5-2, coming from behind to defeat their Spanish counterparts. In December Brewster, who top-scored at the competition, alleged that he had heard Wolves starlet Gibbs-White called "monkey" by a Spanish opponent. FIFA announced in January that it had received a complaint from the Football Association over the incident and were investigating. However, following "a thorough investigation", FIFA have dismissed all charges, citing a "lack of sufficient evidence". A statement released by world football's governing body stated: "The Disciplinary Committee had opened proceedings following a complaint lodged by The FA after a Spanish player had allegedly used discriminatory language towards an English player during the … [Read more...] about Liverpool starlet Brewster’s World Cup racism claims dismissed by FIFA
An archive photo MINSK, 12 April (BelTA) - The Belarusian basketball players learned their timetable for the 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup, BelTA informs.The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) confirmed the calendar for the forthcoming 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup in Minsk on 21-29 July. The 2018 FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup draw ceremony took place at Minsk Town Hall on 6 March. Team Belarus will face France, Japan, and Colombia in Group A.Group A games will be played in the Palace of Sports and Falcon Club:Japan vs France on 21 July (start at 17.30);Colombia vs Belarus on 21 July (20.30);France vs Colombia on 22 July (20.00; Falcon Club);Belarus vs Japan (20.30);Japan vs Colombia (20.30; Falcon Club);France vs Belarus (20.30).In June the Belarusian basketball players will hold a training camp and play in two international tournaments. Minsk will host the Semyon Khalipsky Memorial on 15-17 June (the teams of Argentina and China have … [Read more...] about Belarus learns 2018 FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup timetable