first_imgRelatedPosts Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood Denmark hold England to draw Batshuayi double helps Belgium to massive win over Iceland Raheem Sterling’s last minute penalty salvaged England from another embarrassing result against Iceland as Gareth Southgate’s men survived going down to 10 men and Birkir Bjarnason also missing a late spot-kick to start their Nations League campaign with a 1-0 win in Reykjavik on Saturday.Four years on from one of English football’s most embarrassing nights in losing 2-1 to Iceland at Euro 2016, the Three Lions were far from the free-scoring force that romped through Euro 2020 qualifying in their first match for 10 months. Harry Kane had an early goal wrongly ruled out for offside before Kyle Walker was sent-off for two bookable offences 20 minutes from time.All of Iceland’s good defensive work was undone in the 89th minute when Sverrir Ingason was also harshly dismissed for a second booking when he blocked Sterling’s shot with his arm.With Kane having been replaced by Mason Greenwood, Sterling took responsibility from spot, but the drama did not end there.Straight from kick-off, Joe Gomez was adjudged to have bundled over Holmbert Fridjonsson inside the area, but Bjamason blazed the resulting penalty over.Southgate’s men continued to enjoy the vast majority of possession in the second period, but the closest they came to breaking the deadlock before the dramatic finale was when Iceland’s Kari Arnason flicked Kieran Trippier’s free-kick onto his own post. Moments later Walker’s ill-judged lunge to break up an Icelandic counter-attack left his side a man down.A breakthrough did not look like coming until Sterling collected an overhit corner and the ball struck Ingason’s arm in his attempt to block the shot.Sterling coolly rolled his penalty straight down the middle and how Bjarnason wish he had showed the same composure as his wild finish let England off the hook.Tags: EnglandRaheem SterlingUEFA Nations Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) – West Indies A were once again left to ponder another horrendous batting collapse as India A took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match one-day series with an emphatic 148-run victory here yesterday.Chasing a difficult target of 296 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, the hosts folded meekly for 147 in the 35th over, in a now familiar display of recklessness and indifference.All-rounder Keemo Paul, batting at number 10, blasted a 16-ball 34 with two fours and four sixes with the game already gone while Sunil Ambris chipped in with 30 to be the only top order batsmen to show any semblance of enterprise.He and left-hander John Campbell (21) put on 51 off 57 balls for the first wicket but once they were separated, West Indies A stunningly lost their last nine wickets for 82 runs.Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya proved their tormentor, claiming five for 25 while Hanuma Vihari picked up two for 23 with his off-spin.Captain Manish Pandey had earlier exhibited the temperament and focus, which was lacking by the Windies batsmen, as he stroked a classy 100 to help fire India A to 295 for six off their 50 overs.Nineteen-year-old opener Shubman Gill hit 77 – his second straight half-century – while Vihari supported with 29 and wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan, 24.Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall claimed 2-37 and fast bowler Romario Shepherd 2-51.Opting to bat, India A lost 21-year-old opener Anmolpreet Singh without scoring in the third over with the score on 13, sending a short ball from Shepherd to Campbell at second slip.However, two century stands then put India A on top as West Indies A struggled to contain the visitors’ batsmen. First, Gill anchored a 109-run stand for the second wicket with Shreyas Iyer whose 47 came from 69 deliveries and included four fours.Gill, who faced 81 balls and struck eight fours and a six, fell to a catch at the wicket off Cornwall in the 25th over and Iyer followed 23 balls later, but Pandey and Vihari added 110 for the fourth wicket to overturn West Indies A’s advantage.Pandey faced 87 balls and smashed six fours and five sixes while Vihari struck three fours in his 39-ball stay at the crease.Asked to chase their highest total of the series, West Indies A managed a solid start as Ambris and Campbell overcame anxious moments to stage a half-century stand.But Campbell ran out of patience and tugged seamer Navdeep Saini to mid-wicket in the 10th over and Ambris followed in the 14th over after hitting three fours in a 32-ball knock, trapped on the crease by one from seamer Avesh Khan that nipped back.Raymon Reifer (19) and captain Roston Chase (15) put on 24 for the third wicket but were part of a spectacular slide which saw West Indies A lose seven wickets for 28 runs.Chase tried to cut one too close to him and played on to Pandya in the 22nd over. Reifer holed out to long on off the same bowler in the 26th over at 102 for four and two balls later with one run added, left-hander Jonathan Carter sliced Pandya to point to depart for four.Devon Thomas was picked up at leg slip off off-spinner Washington Sundar for one and Rovman Powell’s ugly swipe in the 30th over characterised West Indies A’s approach, as the senior team all-rounder skied to Iyer at point off Pandya. INDIA A innings Gill c wkp. Thomas b Cornwall 77Anmolpreet Singh c Campbell b Shepherd 0 Iyer c Powell b Cornwall 47 Pandey lbw b Shepherd 100 Vihari c Ambris b Reifer 29 Kishan b Paul 24 Pandya not out 2 Sundar not out 3Extras: (b-l0, w-12, nb-1) 13Total: (6 wkts, 50 overs) 295DFall of wickets: 1-13, 2-122, 3-137, 4-247, 5-286, 6-292.Bowling: Shepherd 10-1-51-2, Jordan 5-0-37-0, Paul 10-0-53-1, Reifer 9-0-62-1, Cornwall 10-0-37-2, Chase 3-0-32-0, Powell 3-0-23-0.WEST INDIES A Campbell c Iyer b Navdeep Saini 21 Ambris lbw b Avesh Khan 30 Reifer c Gill b Krunal Pandya 19 Chase b Krunal Pandya 15 Carter c Sundar b Krunal Pandya 4 Thomas c Vihari b Sundar 1 Powell c Iyer b Krunal Pandya 1 Cornwall c wkp. Kishan b Vihari 5 Shepherd c Vihari b Krunal Pandya 4 Paul c Navdeep Saini b Vihari 34 Jordan not out 0Extras: (b-4, lb-6, w-3) 13Total: (all out, 34.2 overs) 147Fall of wickets: 1-51, 2-65, 3-89, 4-102, 5-103, 6-103, 7-109, 8-109, 9-117.Bowling: Deepak Chahar 5-0-15-0, Navdeep Saini 5-0-33-1, Sundar 10-0-27-1, Avesh Khan 5-0-14-1, Krunal Pandya 7-0-25-0, Vihari 2.2-0-23-2.last_img read more

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit Related Articles Jane Ryan – NektanLondon-AIM listed Nektan Plc announces one of its biggest partnerships to date, securing BetVictor as a new B2B client.Updating the market, Nektan has integrated its ‘E-lite Casino Platform’ within BetVictor’s digital framework, expanding the Gibraltar based operator’s gaming content across its verticals.Nektan secures the partnership through its operations and licensing partner Tyche Digital Malta, who will supply platform and games content to three BetVictor casino brands.Jane Ryan, Nektan Chief Operating Officer of B2B, said: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with BetVictor, a leading operator with a thriving global customer base. This landmark partnership is set to deliver commercial opportunities to develop and drive significant revenue generation for Nektan throughout the coming months and beyond. It is also a demonstration of how we are fast becoming the go-to provider of premium and compliant entertainment content throughout our industry. The speed with which we can deliver our content to live environments for partners is what differentiates our technology.In the update Nektan further reveals that the platform integration will see BetVictor significantly expand its HTML5 mobile games content, securing access to  24 of the industry’s leading games and content developers.Updating investors, Nektan Interim Chief Executive Gary Shaw stated that the BetVictor partnership demonstrated the firm’s operational and tech capabilities to secure tier1  industry clients.Turlough Lally – BetVictorBacking Nektan as its new platform provider, Turlough Lally Director of Casino at BetVictor, said: “With the constant technological advancements and new games available at the tap of a button, customer demands are becoming increasingly high. To cut through the noise, operators need to keep re-assessing and innovating their games portfolio to provide players with improved gaming options, that can easily be accessed via mobile devices, which are dominating the iGaming industry.”“This exciting partnership with Nektan is an important strategic move for BetVictor and we’re confident this global platform integration deal will bring new gaming opportunities for our global player base, while complementing our existing network of casino brands.” FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020last_img read more

first_imgThe junior national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated on hosting their peers from Northern Macedonia today in Skopje with 1:0.The only goal of the match was scored by Madžid Šošić in the 19th minute.The elected ones of Slaven Musa will meet with North Macedonia in Skopje once again on 20th February at 11:00 h.Northern Macedonia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 0:1 (0:1)FFM Training Centre, SkopjeReferee: Furkan IdriziGoals: 0:1 Šošić (19th minute)Northern Macedonia: Stefan Mitrev, Benjamin Dalipi, Aljtrim Jakupi, Imran Fetai, Spase Terziev, Hamza Ramani, Ivan Nikolov, Leonid Ignjatov, Mario Ilievski, Metodi Maksimov, Behar Feta. Head Coach: Škumbin ArslaniBosnia and Herzegovina: Nikola Ćetković, Din Cviko (56th minute, Daniel Kovačević), Marko Kujundžić (84th minute, Denis Kovačević), Leonid Srdić, Salih Husić (64th minute, Amar Cerić), Ivan Bašić, Andrija Drljo (64th minute, Aid Tabaković), Silvio Ilinković (64th minute, Faruk Duraković), Lejs Pličanić (56th minute, Omar Beća), Madžid Šošić (84thminute, Dejan Javorac), Hamza Gasal (56th minute, Ajdin Jusupović). Head Coach: Slaven Musalast_img read more