Today’s latest sports news Wednesday, January 5
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“If Djokovic does not give us proof of his exemption, he will be on the next plane back home”
Novak Djokovic You will need to prove you have a medical exemption from the Covid-19 vaccine when you land in Australia or you will be “on the next plane home,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.
Benjamin Mendy, transferred to a high security prison
Benjamin mendy, Manchester City’s French defender, has already accumulated seven accusations of rape, for which he was scheduled to be tried on January 24, although it will finally be at the end of June. You must first go to court this Friday to plead guilty or not guilty of the latest charges.
Fair play brings Barcelona upside down
The optimistic words of Matthew German During the presentation of Ferran Torres regarding the intentions in this winter market they are not being fulfilled as Barcelona intended. “With Dani Alves we have enough margin to register you. The incorporation of other signings will depend on other exits. With Ferran Torres we have made an exception. When we make the exits effective, we will decide if we can incorporate someone else. But on Sunday we hope to have solved the financial fair play», Assured the director of football of the Catalan club. And to reaffirm the executive’s statements, Laporta did not rule out the signing of Haaland this summer, in what would mean a pharaonic operation between transfer, salary and commissions. ‘Cuatro’ assured yesterday that the president had already reached a principle in agreement with Mino Raiola, Norwegian’s agent, to finish next summer at the Camp Nou. The only condition is that Barcelona can meet the more than one hundred million it would cost.
Gernika succumbs in Turkey to an ambush from another era
The Lointek Gernika, Spanish representative in the women’s Eurocup, had the first step in the playoff of the second continental competition well on track. He had won 24 points (83-59) in the first leg against el Cukurova turco, one of the favorites of the competition. However, the ambush that awaited him in Ottoman lands was not expected for the return clash, in the style of what happened in European competitions decades ago.
Dani Alves, premiere in Linares with Qatar on the horizon
The municipal stadium of Linarejos is the place chosen for the debut of Dani Alves (38 years old), who will see his wish to play for Barcelona fulfilled six seasons after his departure. Although the Barça club was able to release a salary mass with the withdrawal of Kun Agüero this past December, the Brazilian registration took longer than expected. This was one of the reasons why Xavi decided yesterday not to facilitate the call until today, before the trip to Jaén. The technician was pending of this bureaucratic question and to know the last antigen test Of the template. The club always transmitted security, aware that there was scope for the Brazilian to play immediately, since he agreed to collect a testimonial salary and did not go beyond the border set by the financial fair play set by the League. Despite everything, at the time of moving, the approval of the League had not yet been received, which is why the Brazilian entered the call to travel without knowing if he could play. Finally, during the morning the approval of the employer to the inscription of the Brazilian. «Barcelona has received all the approvals to be able to register Dani Alves. The player is now available for Linares-Barça ”, explained the Catalan club in a statement.
ATP Cup: Spain defeats Serbia and qualifies for the semi-finals
Spain maintained its state of form and qualified for the semifinals of the ATP Cup which is being played in Sydney (Australia) after defeating Serbia in its third and last match in Group A thanks to the solid victories of Pablo Carreño and Roberto Bautista and will now seek its second final after the 2020 one against Poland.
The Australian Open is justified after the controversy: “Djokovic received no special favors”
Tennis player Novak Djokovic has not received “special favors” with the medical exemption that will allow him to play the Australian Open, clarified on Wednesday Tournament boss Craig Tiley.