New head of Spanish federation upset over World Cup trip

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spanish media said delegation members were expected to receive 100,000 euros ($120,000) each in case Spain wins the World Cup in Russia.Rubiales last month took over a federation which was in the hands of embattled official Angel Maria Villar for nearly three decades.A former head of Spain’s players’ association, Rubiales was elected president over Juan Luis Larrea, the federation’s former treasurer and its interim leader since Villar — a former FIFA and UEFA vice president — was suspended following his arrest last year on suspicion of improper management, misappropriation of funds, corruption and falsifying documents.Rubiales said he believed Larrea approved the trip, but the former official told Spanish media he had nothing to do with it.Rubiales had promised to learn from past mistakes and improve the federation while maintaining transparency.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “I’m very upset,” Rubiales said. “This is going to affect the negotiations of the (World Cup) prize. If it was a trip of three days instead of an eight-day vacation, then we would have a bigger margin that could return to the players.”Rubiales said the trip cannot be canceled and the money cannot be reimbursed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThose invited for the trip reportedly will stay in luxury hotels and have translators and transportation available to them while in Russia. They will go to St. Petersburg, Kazan and Kaliningrad. Spain will play group matches in Kazan and Kaliningrad but not in St. Petersburg.“The federation is not here for something like this,” Rubiales said. “This is not going to happen again in the future.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Spain’s Odriozola, center left, celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal with his teammates against Switzerland’s during the friendly soccer match between Spain and Switzerland at the Ceramica stadium in Villarreal, Spain, Sunday, June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)MADRID — The new president of the Spanish soccer federation has attacked the past administration for paying about $2 million to take more than 150 people to Russia during the World Cup, saying the expense could even affect the prize money for the players.Luis Rubiales said he found out the federation gave an eight-day trip to local officials and sponsors.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Next stop San Francisco as ‘longest swim’ embarks from Tokyo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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West Point Wins Guinness Beach Soccer Tourney

first_imgPower Plant of West Point yesterday defeated Ambassadors of Mamba Point 6-4 in the finals of the second edition of LFA organized Guinness Beach Soccer Tournament.The second edition of the two-day tournament was held on Florida beach in New Kru Town.Earlier in the third place match, New Kru Town’s Florida Beach Soccer team defeated PHP Beach Soccer team, the defending champions, 4-3.The opening day’s encounter last Saturday saw Power Plant of West Point beating New Kru Town’s Florida 5-1. The losers, according to Coach Togba Sawyer were new to the rules and therefore committed unnecessary mistakes.“Our boys were unsure of the rules or rather they did not understand the rules very much,” Sawyer told the Daily Observer, “so we lost the game.”The second game on Saturday saw Ambassadors whipping PHP 7-2, in a one-sided encounter.“We came with a new team to give them a chance to enjoy the game,” a member of PHP’s team told the Daily Observer.In the first edition, PHP Beach Soccer team played with a team that secured the goals whenever they needed them.“How could a coach change a winning team?” was the question many who witnessed the impressive performance of PHP in the first edition, held on Serie A sports pitch in the Township of West Point, were asking.Mr. Musa Shannon, vice president for administration at the Liberia Football Association responsible for beach soccer, told journalists that the tournament is to bring the game to the community.“We took the game to West Point and the people welcomed it and now we held the second edition in New Kru Town and the people have welcomed it as well,” Shannon said.He said it is the intent of the LFA to ensure that the game is held in communities with beaches at their disposal, noting that place like his home county, Grand Cape Mount, could see beach soccer games, soon.He commended the communities that welcomed the event, as well as those who helped made the tournaments successful.Shannon said the tournament is geared toward a regional competition to be held later in Nigeria, under the Confederation of African Football (CAF).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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