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Spanish attacker Williams still chooses Ghana with a view to the World Cup

10:20 PM: Iñaki Williams chooses the national football team of Ghana. The 28-year-old striker of Athletic Club, who played once for Spain in a friendly game in 2016, is doing so with a view to the approaching World Cup in Qatar. Williams’ parents are from Ghana but moved to Spain a long time ago.

“I want to give back a small part of everything Ghana has given us. Ghana has played an important role in who I have become as a person, as a son and as a brother,” Williams said. “Today a new challenge begins. From now on I am one of the ‘Black Stars’.”

Ghana, which reached the quarter-finals at the 2010 World Cup, will play in November in the group stage against Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.

Van den Brom starts qualifying round Champions League well with Lech Poznan

10:19 PM: John van den Brom has won the first preliminary round of the Champions League with Lech Poznan. The Dutch football coach saw his Polish formation beat Qarabag FK from Azerbaijan at home. It was 1-0, due to a goal by the Swede Mikael Ishak just before half-time. There will be a second game.

Van den Brom recently signed a two-year contract with the champion of Poland.

Swimmer Metz stops with top sport immediately

9.14 pm: Swimmer Rosey Metz will stop with top sport immediately, the swimming association said. The 21-year-old swimmer will no longer participate in the European championship in August, she has told national coach Mark Faber. She had qualified for the European Championships in the 50-meter breaststroke. She recently competed at that distance at the World Championships in Budapest.

“I haven’t enjoyed swimming for a while,” Metz says. “Not in training and not in games. Even after major tournaments such as World Cups and European Championships, I always return to the Netherlands with doubts. I want to spend more time on my study architecture at the TU in Delft and I also like to do other things. In short, I just don’t want to focus entirely on swimming anymore.”

Metz took part in two World Championships (2019 and 2022) and a European Championship long track (2021). In addition, she was part of the European Short Course Championship in 2021.

Van Rijthoven after cancellation directly in the main tournament Newport

8.05 pm: Tim van Rijthoven has been directly admitted to the main schedule of the tennis tournament in Newport, which starts Monday. The Dutchman, who stranded against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Sunday, was first reserve but moves on to the main tournament after the cancellation of American Jenson Brooksby.

The 25-year-old Van Rijthoven is working on an impressive grass season. In the run-up to Wimbledon, he surprisingly won the grass tournament in Rosmalen. For the Brabander, a qualification for the US Open is at stake in the coming weeks. The US Open kicks off on August 29.

In 2000, Peter Wessels caused a stir by winning the Newport ATP tournament. That was the only title for the former number 72 in the world.

FIFPro union warns football players against defaulters

7:50 PM: The international football players’ union FIFPro has warned players about countries where clubs often fail to fulfill their contractual obligations. The organization advises to avoid transfers to Algeria, China, Libya, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the second division of Greece as much as possible.

“There are systematic contract violations in these countries,” says the FIFPro. “In addition, in some countries many bankruptcies occur, after which the obligations are no longer met.”

Cycling association draws a number of men and women at Games equal

4.21 pm: At the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the number of participants in the women’s bicycle components will be equal to that of the men. The UCI International Cycling Union reports this when explaining the qualification for road cycling, mountain biking, track cycling and BMX.

For the four road disciplines (road race and time trial, for men and women) there are a total of 180 qualifying places, 90 for men and the same number for women, with a maximum of four men and four women per country. 35 riders will participate in the time trial for both men and women, with a maximum of two per country. In Tokyo another 130 men and 67 women started in the road races.

A total of 190 athletes are allowed to participate in the twelve disciplines of track cycling. Per country this concerns a maximum of seven men and seven women. 72 athletes compete in mountain biking, while BMX has a field of 24 men and 24 women.

Equality between men and women does not yet apply to the Paralympic Games. 120 men and 80 women are taking part in this in Paris.

Richarlison misses first game with Spurs due to suspension

2.14 pm: Attacker Richarlison will have to miss the first league game of his new club Tottenham Hotspur next season. Richarlison has been banned for one match by the English FA for throwing a torch back into the crowd while playing for Everton. He therefore misses the game against Southampton.

The Brazilian player exchanged Everton for Tottenham Hotspur last week. The Spurs reportedly paid around €60 million for the attacker, who has been under contract with Everton since 2018. In four years, he scored 48 goals in the Premier League for Everton, which narrowly escaped relegation last season.

Football players PSV will continue with trainer De Rooij until mid-2025

13:54 o’clock: Rick de Rooij will remain the head coach of the PSV football players until mid-2025. The 42-year-old De Rooij has been employed by the Eindhoven club since the end of 2020.

“We want to become champions and get closer to the top sixteen in Europe. My ambitions are in line with the plans and goals of the club. The club’s performance culture and warm welcoming character suit me so well. That’s why I want to be here longer,” said De Rooij.

Ben van Dael is added to the technical staff as an assistant.

The PSV football players finished third last season, behind champions FC Twente and number 2 Ajax.

World Cup half marathon in China canceled due to corona

10.25 am: The World Half Marathon Championships, which were scheduled for November 22 in the Chinese city of Yangzhou, have been canceled. The International Athletics Federation decided to cancel the event due to the corona pandemic.

The World Cup was initially supposed to take place in March this year, but were already moved to November due to corona. Despite the cancellation of the tournament, the international athletics federation has already awarded another event to the Chinese city: the 2027 World Championship on the road. “The decision to award another event to Yangzhou shows confidence in the organizing committee” said Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics.

The World Championships on the road will take place next year for the first time. The event, which includes a half marathon and a 5 kilometer race, will be held on September 30 and October 1 in the Latvian capital Riga.