Messi v Ronaldo: Pele picks his winner

first_imgLionel Messi Messi v Ronaldo: Brazil legend Pele picks his winner Chris Burton 23:40 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(21) Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Real Madrid Barcelona Getty Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Barcelona Primera División The three-time World Cup winner and all-time great has added his voice to the most heated of debates – Barcelona talisman or Real Madrid superstar? Brazilian legend Pele has made his pick between Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.The three-time World Cup winner is widely regarded to have been the finest player of all-time, with few players able to get close to his legacy.Messi and Ronaldo are among those from the modern era to have been placed in such a talent bracket, with a pair of eternal rivals having shared 10 Ballons d’Or and countless records between them. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Who, though, is the greatest? That is a debate which has raged for over a decade now, with Pele the latest to offer an opinion.A man who over 1,000 goals to his name told SporTV of two 21st century stars at the peak of their powers: “It’s sad that you have only two players in the world to choose from.“Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Pele, Zico, Junior … All over the world now there are only two players. And Neymar, right? Our Brazilian is getting there. Pele Messi v Ronaldo“I would still stay with Messi. Scoring is important, no doubt, but if you do not have anyone to prepare, then the ball is not enough. For my team I prefer Messi.”Pele added on the differences between Messi and Ronaldo: “Messi’s been the most stable in the last 10 years.”As for Cristiano Ronaldo, he’s a great goalscorer.”Ronaldo’s been able to score goals, while you see Messi creating goals and directing the play, as well as scoring.”Ronaldo’s a great goalscorer but in terms of the complete player, there’s no doubt that Messi is the best.”Pele is all too aware of how opinion can be divided in debates such as this, with his standing alongside Argentine legend Diego Mardaona at the very top of the global game as divisive as the Messi versus Ronaldo argument.last_img read more

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PL winner excited by No Fuchs Given FIFA eSports team

first_imgeSports ‘I’m demanding they pick me!’ – Premier League winner excited by his No Fuchs Given FIFA eSports team Tom Maston 23:36 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Fuchs Leicester FIFA 18 screenshot EA Sports eSports Premier League Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City Leicester City The Leicester defender is seeking to be successful in another field as he has built his first FIFA eSports team Christian Fuchs is excited about the prospect of getting his teeth into the world of eSports as he attempts to grow his No Fuchs Given brand.The Leicester defender, who won the Premier League with the Foxes in the 2015-16 season, believes that a combination of the growth of the industry and his experience in top-level sports stands his team in good stead to survive.And, of course, the first team he has put together is for FIFA. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “It’s logical that I’m starting with FIFA because of my role as a professional footballer, but even with the other games I can help with my experience in terms of them developing,” he told Goal .“Personally, I played FIFA for a long time when I was younger, but I have seen the growth of eSports and how big it is getting. Now is the right time to get involved. “My son got me a bit more into it because he’s always telling me about the guys he follows who play Fortnite and Overwatch, so I thought that would be a good thing to do.”Fuchs’ team consists of Hibidi, Rusher7, Lou FIFA and Remdog, and he is confident he has put together a strong squad.“We did our research and we have four very different characters,” he said. “I have met them all face-to-face and they are all very cool guys. I like people with character so it’s perfect to symbolise the approach we are bringing to this project. I can’t wait to see them play – it’s very exciting.“Short term, the aim is get the project on its feet and get a good reputation as fast as possible. I want the players that we have to improve and then qualify for tournaments. That can be done in the short term, and then in the long run it’s about establishing the academy and acquiring new talent. We want to help them promote themselves to brands and other bigger teams. “We just want to be a helping hand.“I’m still learning how the whole world of eSports works and the whole process, but I’m very eager. I don’t have any particular player that we want our guys to face. Our goal is just to get them to tournaments and be successful.”Christian Fuchs Leicester FIFA 18 screengrabThe 32-year-old admits that he has not had the chance to hone his skills much of late. “I have no time to play anymore, but in April when I was in New York I played a match against Mike LaBelle, the eSports athlete from New York Red Bulls,” he said. “He was asking me if I was any good and I said I could play but I never have time to anymore. In the end he just won 4-3, so it was a really good match-up. “I think I can play, but having three kids means my priorities aren’t on playing FIFA.”And as for his current squad, he will not be making any special demands as to what players they select – even if it means they don’t pick him.“Of course – I’m demanding they pick me!” he joked. “No, they will pick their own teams, but if they pick Christian Fuchs then it would be a special bonus.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Best Practices in Integrating HIV and MCH

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 24, 2011November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is a letter from the Centre for Development and Population Activities, an MHTF-supported project, that is seeking case studies for best practices with regard to integration of HIV and maternal health. For more information on the project or to submit a case study (using the Matrix for Documenting Best Practices form), please contact Mohammad Ahsan at ahsan@cedpaindia.org.Dear Friends,The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is a non-profit organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries. In India, CEDPA provides technical support, community-based reproductive and child health programs, leadership training, and innovative youth programs.CEDPA India is currently in the process of reviewing evidence with regard to integration of HIV and Maternal Health. In the next several months, we will be carrying out an analysis of existing policies and programs on convergence and integration of services. Our review includes gaps, needs and good practices to improve services and efficiency.As part of this review we have developed a matrix for documenting good practices. We request members of Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) to share details of initiatives working towards integration of Maternal Health and HIV programs. The matrix is attached. Please use the matrix to respond to the query with case studies. The cases can be from government as well as civil society, including those implemented by the corporate sector under public private partnership.Among other details, reports and documentations, we are particularly interested in knowing the following:Briefly describe your initiative in terms of objectives, activities, timelines, geographic context, population, partnerships, resources involved, and results.How did you engage the local authorities and community and how was the political commitment and support?What are the key lessons from your initiative in terms of its potential for replication or scale-up?Your contributions would be useful in our review to document experiences and scale-up initiatives integration of HIV and Maternal Health.Looking forward to your responses. With regards,Mohammad Ahsanahsan@cedpaindia.orgCEDPA IndiaDelhiShare this:last_img read more

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National Training Camp

first_imgThe 2008 National Training Squads (NTS) for the Men’s Open, Women’s Open, and Mixed Open will participate in the Training Camp at the NSW Academy of Sport in Narrabeen. The camp will be the first since the Australian Teams defended the 2007 World Cup in South AfricaThe NTS combine with the Australian Youth Squads as they prepare to reclaim the Youth World Cup in New Zealand in January 2009. The 18’s Boys, 18’s Girls, 18’s Mixed, 20’s Boys, 20’s Girls, and 20’s Mixed will be put their paces by some of the leading coaches in the country.Leading referees will also be involved in the camp under the direction of the National Referee Panel with a mix of practical and theory sessions.Combined with the event will also be a Women’s Leadership Coaching Workshop in what is sure to be a busy weekend for the Touch Football fraternity.For further information about TFA’s High Performance Program, please visit http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=3780&pID=14last_img read more

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Growth – A Key Measurement on and off the Field

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) as part of its Strategic Plan 2011-2015, has been reviewing requirements related to the registration of individual participants. TFA has particular strategic objectives to: 1. Substantially increase participation 2. Provide quality experiences 3. Substantially raise the profile of the game 4. Provide Best Practice administration at all levels As a result of new changes in technology and societal pressure, TFA has been in the process of transitioning to a national online registration system. 2014 has seen TFA continue its strategic partnership with FOX SPORTS PULSE, with continued development and the release of the Touch Football Online (TFO) system for Affiliated Associations (Competition), Clubs, Members and Participants. TFA CEO, Colm Maguire, said that TFA set a target in 2012 to have all affiliates transition from paper registration processes to the new online system (TFO), by Season 1 2015 (1st January, 2015) and is pleased with the results so far. “As mentioned at the recent AGM it is incredible what can be achieved when the organisation unifies behind collective goals. The improvement of our organisational data is one such example with incredible growth achieved over the 2014 year. To look at the statistical growth either as an individual, location or system utilisation it is clear we have had success on all fronts.” TFO helps affiliates maintain their organisation’s competitions and payment/financial details, but also capture and track member data. In 2012 the TFA Database was almost non-existent with individual associations capturing basic competition and participant data and limited use towards any clear strategic objectives and communication strategies. The continual hard work and efforts of affiliates and personnel to improve this and the strategies associated with the benefits of data has seen Touch Football Online grow from 56 databases to 260, with best practice data capture methods being utilised by 235 of those active online databases. An increase in data captured shows an increase from 82,360 in 2011-2012 to 118,000 participants reported in Season 2, 2014 alone thus far and the TFA Newsletter audience growing from 50,000 to 132,000 in the last year. “To have approximately 69 percent transition to our new TFO System is again a positive outcome but we must continue to work toward the magical 100 percent. When we have a clear view on the participants we have our ability to change the game in terms of fees or value is one step closer,” Maguire said. The above figures are just some of the key metrics that the sport has been able to achieve. These efforts have helped the sport achieve those key strategic objectives of recognising 500,000 registered and contactable participants, establishing a better value proposition and satisfaction level that has resulted in continued participation of the sport from the park to elite, as well as creating a Touch Football brand that is easily identifiable. However there is still room for improvement. “The collective work of the team at large will assist the organisation to act differently in the future including evidence based decision making around our participants, commercial decisions made by potential partners and indeed the opportunity to add value directly to the member. All sports are now focussed on the importance of data & it is something we clearly identified as a key metric of our Strategic Plan through to 2015.” The recent partnerships with the NRL and Harvey Norman is just one of the goals the organisation has achieved from the recognised efforts and increased data growth described above and will provide added reward and continued benefits to affiliates, their members and participants in the New Year. “In 2015 and as we look toward 2020 we will now be able to commence the implementation of initiatives that add value to our customers – the participants of this great sport.”  Stay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au for some exciting initiatives such as the; X-Blades Promotions, Harvey Norman Affiliate Packs, Sports Protect Risk Management App and SportsPass Touch Football Member Rewards Cards in 2015!Related Filesnews_story__growth_-_a_key_measurement_on_and_off_the_field-pdfaffiliate_benefits__members_and_participants-pdfRelated LinksGrowth a key measurementlast_img read more

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