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Premier Leaguue: Football resuming is a fight ‘money vs. health,’ said the club’s former doctor



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The decision was greeted with excitement by fans all over the world, but for many people there was fear.

The total number of deaths due to the corona virus in the UK now reaches 37,919, but the actual death rate is believed to be much higher.

Just before the resumption of the Premier League season, Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Adviser for the British government, said at the daily coronavirus briefing that the number of new cases was around 8,000 per day.

“That’s not a low number,” Vallance said.

Some famous players, including Troy Deeney, Sergio Aguero and N’Golo Kante, all expressed concern to return to action when there was still much uncertainty and so much about the virus that remains unknown.

Ralph Rogers, who has worked in the Premier League, told CNN Sport that the players were concerned.

“I can imagine as a player, I would be very worried about going back,” said Dr. Rogers. “Especially because there is so much about this coronavirus [we don’t know] and people are dying. I fully understand that.

“What we know about this virus is we have to do remote socialization. You can’t even get into Waitrose [supermarket] without a distance of six feet, so unless they change the rules of football, it might be a little too early, “added Dr. Rogers.

“This virus is indiscriminate, it will attack anyone.”

Even though the death rate is still increasing rapidly – New data shows the UK has the second highest mortality rate per million in the world – The Premier League, given the green light under government guidelines, continues to advance with plans to restart the season next month.

But the league’s return is in line with the gradual reopening for the rest of the British economy; Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced earlier this week that all non-essential shops will reopen from mid-June.

Rogers said this was a case of “money vs. health” – and at the moment, money seems to be winning.

“This is bigger than just football,” Dr. Rogers. “We have to follow the virus. That’s the problem. This virus will determine what we do in society and unless they change the rules in football, don’t handle, don’t head the ball together … it contacts sports and people get very close to one to each other.

“So there is a great opportunity, a great opportunity for this virus to spread through football and if it were not for the amount of money in football, I didn’t know that we would have this conversation, which, I think, is really the problem that underlies all this.

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“We all want football because it is very attractive to the community. It’s fun, it’s a small layer for how we live, it’s entertainment. But how much does it cost?”

The Premier League was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNN.

More than a week ago, Deeney estimated that “65% to 75%” players were worried about upcoming contact training and that number was “even higher” for those who thought this season would not be continued.

Captain Watford openly chose not to return to the first phase of training, the decision he received abuse – “I hope your son has coronavirus,” one person told him – but he will return for phase two.

Deeney said improved communication with the Premier League had been a factor, but added there was also an element of resignation that the players could no longer prevent the league from restarting.

“I really think a lot of players must come to the conclusion that it happened,” he told CNN. “There is [a sense of]: “We can’t stop it.”

“In the end, everyone knows this is happening, the season is over and you control what can be controlled, what we have to do.”

Fear of player BAME

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released in early May show that blacks in England and Wales are over four times more likely to die from coronavirus than white people.

Even when removing socioeconomic factors, statistics find that they are still almost twice as likely to die from Covid-19. The reason why remains unclear.

When it was first announced that Premier League clubs would return to training, Deeney was one of a number of black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) players who expressed concern about the statistics, thus asking the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) to ask Premier League to carry out further research into numbers.

“It is fair to recognize that there is an increased risk in the BAME group,” Dr. Mark Gillett, Chief Medical Advisor of the Premier League, at a recent briefing.

“In mitigating that the risk to fit young athletes is still very, very small and I think that is an important factor. I return to the fact that we are trying to create the safest work environment we can for these people.

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“I’m glad we have mitigated all the risks that we can understand at this time and then when more information is available, we will do everything we can to mitigate that too. We will definitely move with him in real time as more information is available. “

Deeney also praised the way the Premier League has handled its worries since he first spoke.

Captain Watford said he had now had “four or five” meetings with the league and had also spoken with Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the British government, who had removed some of his fears.

Deeney said he was aware that as a professional soccer player, even one from BAME’s background, the risk of him suffering from serious health problems because Covid-19 was very low.

However, the risk of passing it on to friends and family is what worries him the most; Deeney has a five-month-old son who was born prematurely and has difficulty breathing.

“When I talk about black players, it’s not necessarily me, it’s if we go home to mom, dad,” he said. “We have a player on our team who lives with his parents and his grandparents lives with him, and he’s from [minority] ethnicity.

“So not only is he at risk, but then going home he puts people who are definitely in the higher risk category [in danger]. “

After lengthy talks with the Premier League and Van-Tam, Deeney said some of the effects of Covid-19’s improved health were due to cultural behavior towards disease.

“Black people don’t go to the doctor very often,” he explained. “We will wait until the last minute, we get symptoms but we don’t have to go straight to the doctor, we will try and wait a little.

“Economically too, depending on where you come from and the area where you live, all of which can hit but, in the end, they will say to soccer players that we are not included in that category.

“But that’s also a bigger picture of our family and it’s more important to me than a few pounds in our back pockets.”

Coronavirus fee

The pandemic could cost Britain as much as £ 298 billion [$368B] for the current financial year, according to the Budget Responsibility Office.

Apart from the multi-million dollar salary, transfer fees, and billion-dollar broadcast deal, the football industry has also felt the financial impact of the corona virus.

He a stakeholder meeting earlier this month, top clubs across Europe estimate they could lose up to £ 6.2 billion [$7.7B] if the current season cannot be completed.

Dr Rogers said he had spoken privately with fellow medical professionals and most agreed on the reasons why football was trying desperately for the current campaign to resume.

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“The same thing I said, it’s all about money,” he said. “I don’t want to say it so clearly, but people want this to be open, you know, this is business. My colleagues, people I know in sports medicine basically say that we have to take care of the health of the players .

“One of the jobs that I do is in emergency care and I can remember the first weeks of work, I’m afraid, I’m not afraid to say I’m afraid. I can’t say I’m not too scared but I’m trying to put it in the back of my mind now and continue my work but this is serious.

“This is a very serious virus and people who are not in the medical field must be afraid. This is football, this is a game. I realize it is business but in the end, it is a game and there are more important things than football. – I hate to say it even though I’m a football fan, but people are dying here. “

Independent study published last year by Ernst and Young revealed that the Premier League and its clubs contributed £ 3.3 billion [$4B] in taxes and add £ 7.6 [$9.3B] billion for British gross domestic product only in the 2016/17 season.

Nearly 100,000 jobs in the UK are supported by the league and almost all of them will feel the economic impact of this pandemic, but it is not the high-paid players or coaches who are most affected.

“Think about the people who clean the booths, think about the people who sell hot dogs, there are very few reasons why football is so important in this economy, and you begin to see how important that is,” Rogers said.

“This is a business so they want to start again but, again, I really understand the players’ concerns. There will be opportunities for people to touch each other for close contact and opportunities for people to transmit this virus.”

Despite ongoing concerns about player safety, the Premier League will return on June 17 – and seeing the German Bundesliga, which has now entered its third-round match since returning, will give hope that it can be done safely.

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In the last round of Portugal x Morocco was the decisive Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese a la Gordon Banks.



In the last round of Portugal x Morocco was the decisive Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese a la Gordon Banks.

Portugal and Morocco met in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, and the Europeans won 1-0.

Portugal and Morocco will meet this Saturday (10) in the quarterfinals world Cup from Qatar. The last meeting between the two teams was in 2018, in the group stage of the World Cup held in Russia, and the Portuguese had the star of Cristiano Ronaldo and a brilliant performance by Rui Patricio to win the confrontation 1-0.

CR7 scored Portugal’s winning goal against Morocco in 2018 (Photo: FADEL SENNA/AFP)

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After scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Spain in 2018, CR7 went on a good phase and took four minutes to put the Portuguese team ahead against Atlas Lions. Four years later, the script changed for the Portuguese star, who was no longer unanimous in Portugal and lost the title to Gonçal Ramos, who scored a hat-trick against Switzerland.

Another notable figure for Portugal against Morocco in 2018 was goalkeeper Rui Patricio. The Africans dominated the match and had 15 submissions. In the 12th minute of the first half, the goalkeeper saved a header from Belanda in a move similar to Gordon Banks’ “save of the century” against Pelé in the 1970 World Cup.

In Qatar, Rui Patricio came on as a substitute and “passed the baton” to Diogo Costa, the 23-year-old who failed his debut but was an important figure in the Portuguese team’s campaign in the competition.

Frenchman Hervé Renard managed Morocco in Russia, a sensational manager in Qatar who managed to get Saudi Arabia to beat Argentina with one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history.

The winner of Portugal and Morocco will play either France or England in the semi-finals of the World Cup. The Portuguese have not been in the top four teams since the 2006 World Cup in Germany. On the other hand, the Atlas Lions want to be the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the Cup.

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The City Council of Santo Tirso today returned to Desportivo das Aves the Portuguese Football Cup trophy won in the 2017/2018 season, which the municipality bought at an auction two months ago for 30,000 euros.

“This was an injustice that our own justice wanted to bring up for discussion, but it needs to be reconsidered. It is disgusting that there are legal aspects that prevent the title from passing into the hands of others when it has been very well won on the field. The city council did only what it was responsible for, which is to keep the heritage of the population, the club and the land in the right place, ”Mayor Alberto Costa repeated to reporters.

The handover of the scepter took place on the full lawn of the CD Aves stadium, in Vila das Aves, between the winning reception of Desportivo das Aves 1930 in favor of Rio de Moinhos (3-1), in the 13th round of the 4th Series of the Football Association Division of Honor Porto.

Conquered on 20 May 2018 by beating Sporting CP in the final of the Queen’s competition (2-1) at the Estadio Nacional in Oeiras, the trophy was laid in the context of northern South Africa’s insolvency, having been put up for public auction from August to October.

A “double” by Alexandre Guedes against a goal from Colombian Fredy Montero “sealed” the unprecedented success of “Avences”, then managed by José Mota, just five days after the invasion of the Accademia de Alcochete, where supporters attacked several “Leonin players”.

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“The City Council of Santo Tirso did this out of respect for those who were on the field, after a week when it seemed that Desportivo das Aves did not exist. I returned to what I did in good conscience as mayor. We took care of the formal aspects so that what happened would not happen again, ”admitted Alberto Costa.

The ceremony was attended by the footballers, technicians and other staff involved in winning the Portuguese Cup, whose scepter was carried by the then goalkeeper and “captain” Kim and striker Alexandre Guedes on the pitch to be symbolically handed over by the mayor to the newly appointed sworn-in president of the Vila das Aves club, Pedro Pereira.

“Feeling is what you felt in the stadium. There was gratitude for the most important achievement in our history, which also marked the beginning of the renaissance that we are striving for, in order for the club to return to the heights that it has reached in the past. The Portuguese Cup is well placed. The legal departments have tried to ensure that this is not going anywhere,” said successor António Freitas.

The auction was held by the Judicial Court of Comarca Porto and ended exactly two months ago, setting a minimum threshold of 1360 euros, set at an initial price of 800 euros and a base price of 1600 euros. trophy.

The greatest achievement of Desportivo das Aves was arrested by the SAD in July 2020 when the Chinese-led administration Wei Zhao failed to fulfill the licensing requirements in the professional competition of the 2020/21 season with the Clubs League and rejected an appeal to the Council of the Referee of the Portuguese Football Federation.

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The Nordics had already been relegated to the II League, but “fell” by administrative means in the Campeonato de Portugal, then in the third national level due to wage arrears and unilateral layoffs of players, technical staff and employees.

SAD, which also witnessed the confiscation of two Desportivo das Aves buses, decided to withdraw from the Portuguese Championship in September 2020, five months before the Santo Tirso District Judicial Court declared it insolvent.

Almost €37,500 debts from SAD to three foreign clubs resulted in FIFA preventing the club from signing new players since August 2020, but two months later, António Freitas’ management decided to recreate the futsal and football sections that began to represent the new club. called Desportivo das Aves 1930.

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IBGE has already conducted a census of almost 80% of the Brazilian population – Português (Brazil)



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Almost 80% of Brazil’s population is already registered this year. From the beginning of work, from August 1 to December 5, 168,018,345 people were registered, in 59,192,875 households, which corresponds to 78.73% of the estimated population of the country. The data is taken from the fourth balance sheet of the 2022 demographic census released this Wednesday (December 7) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGS).

Of the total number of respondents, the majority live in the Southeast region, 39.54%, followed by the Northeast (29.43%), South (14.76%), North (8.79%) and Midwest (7 .44%). So far, 48.4% of the census population was male and 51.6% female.

According to IBGE, the state with the highest proportion of registered people to estimated population is Piauí (96.2%), followed by Sergipe (91.2%) and Rio Grande do Norte (89.8%). The least advanced are Mato Grosso (65.9%), Amapa (66.9%) and Espirito Santo (70.67%).

In the case of Sergipe and Piaui, BIGE has already completed the first phase of data collection, with census takers traveling around the state visiting addresses. The institute will now begin the process of restoring homes that were registered for absent residents and those that people refused to respond to the census.

So far, about 2.59% of households have refused to respond, but IBGE expects to reduce this percentage by the end of the operation after all persistence protocols have been applied.

States that are close to completing collection will also be able to count on Disque-Censo, a free service available from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm. Those who have not been visited by census takers can call the agency at 137 and take part in the survey. At the moment, the service is only available in the states of Sergipe and Piauí.

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In this balance sheet, BIGE discloses for the first time general census data in subnormal agglomerations, defined as “irregular occupation of land for residential purposes in urban areas and which are generally characterized by irregular urban structure, lack of basic public services and being in areas with limited access”. Until December 5, 12,337,295 people lived in the country, which is about 7% of the registered population.

In addition, 1,489,003 natives and 1,208,702 quilombolas have already been registered.

The institute is facing difficulties due to a lack of staff to conduct censuses in some locations. Throughout the country, from November 28 to December 4, 60,611 enumerators worked at IBGS, which is 33.1% of the total number of available vacancies.

Census takers will always be in uniform, with an IBGE vest, census cap, ID badge, and a mobile data collection device (DMC). In addition, it is possible to verify the identity of the IBGS agent in website By answering IBGE or calling 0800 721 8181.

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