Keogh hits out at Gonzalez

first_img Ireland were leading through Doyle’s fine 18th-minute header when Gonzalez departed, but the visitors’ response in adversity was impressive. Sparked by the excellent Joel Campbell, the Arsenal midfielder who spent last season on loan at Olympiacos, and striker Brian Ruiz, they worked their way back into the game and levelled when Celso Borges converted a 64th-minute penalty. Keane could have won it for Ireland within two minutes when he too was handed a chance to score from 12 yards, but substitute keeper Patrick Pemberton, who would go on to make vital stops from Shane Long and Simon Cox at the death, palmed away his effort. Martin O’Neill’s men will complete their season with another tough assignment against Portugal in New Jersey during the early hours of Wednesday morning, but Keane insists that is just the kind of challenge they need to hone themselves for the start of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in September. He said: “It’s important that we play good teams and certainly teams who keep the ball and have good possession because come September and playing in the qualifiers, we are going to be playing against teams that are very, very good on the ball. “At times, we are going to have to be sitting back for 10, 15 minutes and trying to soak the pressure up.” Keogh will hope he has a part to play against both the Portuguese and Georgia in the opening qualifier as he continues the process of coming to terms with his play-off final disappointment. He said: “I was pleased how it went. It was good to be back out there – it’s the best thing you can do, really, especially after how the season ended. “I have always been confident I can play at this level. I am still young, I am still learning all the time. “It was a cruel way to end the season after a really good season both personally and for Derby, so the best thing I did was meet up straight away and try to forget about it. “All these guys have been absolutely fantastic with me and made me forget about it a little bit. I am happiest when I am out there playing football.” The 27-year-old Derby man said: “We knew it was going to be a tough game, but I suppose in a friendly, you are not expecting someone to elbow someone in the head. “You wouldn’t expect that in any game, let alone a friendly game. He’s got stitches in there now, Doyler. “It was stupid, he deserved to be sent off. You don’t want to see that on a football pitch. I hope he learns from it because he has let his team-mates down and let his country down. “It was a poor challenge. If you look back at it, even their players were apologising for it. “It was stupid, very stupid. I don’t know what went through his head, but he deserved the red card.” Skipper Robbie Keane did not get a good view of the incident, but its after-effects told him all he needed to know. Keane said: “I saw the two guys going up, but I didn’t really see it very, very clearly. “But it’s clear to see from his [Doyle’s] injury – he’s in there now getting stitches – so it certainly was a bad injury.” Gonzalez was sent off for elbowing striker Doyle and causing a head wound which needed five stitches in the Republic’s 1-1 draw with the World Cup-bound Central Americans in Philadelphia during the early hours of Saturday morning. His actions were swiftly condemned by manager Jorge Luis Pinto, but Keogh admitted he was astonished by the incident, which happened as the two men fought out an increasingly physical battle. Republic of Ireland defender Richard Keogh has hit out at Costa Rica counterpart Giancarlo Gonzalez for leaving Kevin Doyle covered in blood. Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News BCCI Payments: Bhuvneshwar Kumar highest paid; Ravi Shastri bags Rs. 2.05 crore as advance payment

first_imgNew Delhi: Star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar emerged as the highest paid in the Indian cricket team while coach Ravi Shastri bagged a massive Rs 2.05 crore as advance payment as the Board of Control for Cricket of India (BCCI) on Sunday released details of all payments for Indian cricket players and coach. The payment includes the prize money, match money for the South Africa tour and Nidahas Trophy.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli took home Rs 1,25,04,964 as payment for India’s tour of South Africa and a taxable amount of ICC Test ranking prize. Whereas, Kohli’s second in command in the shorter format of the game, Rohit Sharma bagged Rs 1,42,08,405 for the same.ALSO READ: Eng vs Ind 5th Test, Day 3: Check complete scorecard as hosts dominateStar bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar scooped a sweet Rs 3,73,06,631, which is the highest payment in the team.Full details of payments made above Rs. 25 Lakh during the month of August 2018:Virat KohliRs 65,06,808: Match fees for India tour to South Africa Test seriesRs 30,70,456: Match fees for India tour to South Africa ODI seriesRs 29,27,700: Taxable portion of ICC Test Ranking prize money received from ICCBhuvneshwar KumarRs 56,83,848: Match fees for India tour to South Africa Test seriesRs 27,14,056: Match fees for India tour to South Africa ODI seriesRs 1,18,06,027: Taxfree portion of 90% Retainership fees for Jan to March 2018Rs 29,27,700: Taxable portion of ICC Test Ranking prize money received from ICCRs 1,41,75,000: Tax free portion of 90% Retainership fees for October to December 2017ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: India’s probable lineup against PakistanRavichandran AshwinRs 52,70,725: Match fees for India tour to South Africa Test seriesRs 92,37,329: Taxfree portion of 90% Retainership fees for Jan to March 2018Rs 29,27,700: Taxable portion of ICC Test Ranking prize money received from ICCRs 1,01,25,000: Tax free portion of 90% Retainership fees for October to December 2017Ravi ShastriRs 2,05,02,198: Advance Fees for coaching from 18/7/2018 to 17/10/2018Cheteshwar PujaraRs 29,27,700: Taxable portion of ICC Test Ranking prize money received from ICCRs 60,80,725: Match fees for India tour to South Africa Test seriesRs 92,37,329: Tax free portion of 90% Retainership fees for October to December 2017Rs 1,01,25,000: Tax free portion of 90% Retainership fees for Jan to March 2018Shikhar DhawanRs 1,12,23,493: Tax free portion of 90% Retainership fees for Jan to March 2018Rs 27,00,000: Match fees for Sri Lanka tour to IndiaRs 1,41,75,000: Tax free portion of 90% Retainership fees for October to December 2017ALSO READ: US Open: Novak Djokovic wins 14th Grand Slam, defeats del PotroRohit SharmaRs 56,96,808: Match fees for India tour to South Africa Test seriesRs 30,70,455: Match fees for India tour to South Africa ODI seriesRs 25,13,442: Match fees for India tour to Sri Lanka Nidahas CupRs 29,27,700: Taxable portion of ICC Test Ranking prize money received from ICCKuldeep YadavRs 25,05,452: Match fees for India tour to South Africa ODI seriesJasprit BumrahRs 1,13,48,573: Tax free portion of 90% Retainership fees for Jan to March 2018Rs 60,75,000: Tax free portion of 90% Retainership fees for October to December 2017 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Commercials among county SFC winners

first_imgThere was one match today (Sunday) – the Group 1 fixture played at the Clonmel Sportsfield finished  Kilsheelan-Kilcash 1-11 Cahir 1-7. The South Tipp club defeated JK Brackens 0-14 to 0-7 at Leahy Park, Cashel, on Saturday evening.The other results were:Group 2 Ballyporeen 1-11 Killenaule 0-6 Group 3 Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun 2-10 Eire Og Anacarty/Donohill 0-7Group 4 Moyle Rovers 2-11 Ardfinnan 1-5                Drom-Inch 2-11 Aherlow Gaels 0-12last_img

Klinsmann named German football ambassador

first_imgAn expert jury has chosen the former Germany and current United States head coach Jürgen Klinsmann as 2015 German Football Ambassador. The decisive factors were his success as a German coach working abroad, his commitment to social causes and his contribution to enhancing Germany’s image around the globe.Roland Bischof, the founder of the initiative German Football Ambassador, met Klinsmann at the StubHub Center Los Angeles to present with the award. Consul General Dr. Bernd Fischer was also present to honour the occasion. Klinsman will donate the monetary prize to the “Soccer for Success” programme that is run by the El Monte Community Building Initiative in Los Angeles and is supported by the US Soccer Foundation.The charity provides developmental opportunities for children and youths, a cause that Klinsmann’s “Agapedia” Foundation has been supporting for years.“I’m really happy that people appreciate my efforts. I’ve never really seen myself as an ambassador, so I’m honoured that my way of living and working in foreign countries has touched people this way,” explained Klinsmann. The 50-year-old has been Germany’s coach between 2004 and 2006 and led the national team to a third place finish at the home World Cup. He scored 47 goals in 108 international fixtures as a player. In 1996 he captained the Germans to win the European Championship.Apart from Klinsmann, Michael Nees and Eckhard Krautzun have also been chosen as German Football Ambassadors. Nees is the technical director of the Israeli Football Association and coaches their Under-19 team. Eckhard Krautzun has coached teams from all over the globe and has left a lasting mark on Asian and African football. The winners will be honoured at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin on 2nd June 2015.last_img read more