first_imgD. Alli Why Dele Alli was booed by Nigeria fans in England friendly Cady Siregar Last updated 1 year ago 00:47 6/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Harry Kane Dele Alli England 2017-18 Getty Images England v Nigeria World Cup England Nigeria Friendlies Premier League The Tottenham midfielder was jeered by Nigeria supporters every time he touched the ball in Saturday’s friendly at Wembley Dele Alli found himself the subject of boos from the visiting Nigeria supporters at Wembley in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up clash.The Tottenham midfielder, who started in midfield as Gareth Southgate’s England faced the Super Eagles, was on the receiving end of jeers from the Nigeria fans whenever he touched the ball.Though Alli has been guilty of diving and stimulation in the past, the boos on Saturday were not due to his on-pitch behaviour. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash 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 The reason he was being singled out is because he could have represented Nigeria at international level.Alli’s father Kehinde was born in the African country, and thus his son could have played for the Super Eagles, rather than England, if he’d chosen to.The 22-year-old midfielder has represented the Three Lions since 2012, where he made his first appearance for the England Under-17 side. Since then he has played for the national side at all levels and eventually earned his first senior cap against Estonia in October 2016.Before his first senior call-up, retired Wimbledon striker John Fashanu – who chose to represent England despite being of Nigerian descent – tried to convince Alli, who was playing for MK Dons at the time, to play for Nigeria after his own regret at not doing so.”I will be speaking to some people at MK Dons to help patch me through to Alli,” Fashanu told SL10.ng   back in 2015 . “We can’t afford to lose such a talented kid to England, it’s better we put up a fight than to let him go, I will do my best to persuade him to switch allegiance.”Alli has developed into one of the Premier League’s top goalscoring midfielders during his time at Tottenham, and scored 14 goals in all competitions to help Spurs to a third-place finish in the 2017-18 campaign.last_img read more

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first_imgSeriousSport and SeriousFun…The 10th Australian Masters Games. You see, while I’m living in Canberra now, I’m a South Australian at heart, having lived there for most of my life. So when told the Games were heading `home’ to Adelaide, I jumped at the change to chat with Games General Manager Lachlan Clark about the event and how it’s coming together. The Games are being held from October 7-16 this year, with preparations well underway for an expected participant base of well over 10,000 people. The last Australian Masters Games were held in Canberra and the Nations Capital certainly put on a show, I was involved in helping out with the running of the Touch competition and enjoyed the event and the atmosphere of the competition. Already though, Lachlan can see the 10th Games being even bigger and better. “Participant numbers are very good at this early stage. We are ahead of the 9th Australian Masters Games at the same stage and they ended up with 10,300 participants. We would really like to see the 10th Australian Masters Games the biggest Australian Masters Games ever. “Preparations are going extremely well. The Ceremonies program is complete, the planning for the Games centre is well underway and we have had some great assistance from the South Australian Government.” With over 10,000 participants logistics is always complicated and one great initiative that this year’s Games will see is that all accredited participants, accompanying people and volunteers will be able to travel free of charge on the existing Adelaide Metro public transportation network for the ten days of the Games. Competitors for the Australian Masters Games are largely from Australia itself, with about two thirds of the participants expected to travel from interstate for the event. However, Clark and his team have already had many international entrants from Guam, Hong Kong, New Zealand, India, and the USA In Canberra in 2003, the Games had 52 sports with this number jumping to a record 64 sports for the Adelaide event. “The increase in the number of sports means that there is indeed something for everyone. It is also an opportunity to have a go at multiple sports. If you have registered a team to play touch but you also want to bring your bike and have a bash at Mountain Biking, you can simply pay the sport fee associated with Mountain Biking and have a go,” said Lachlan. “The leading sport at the moment is Golf, which is expected as there is a maximum of 300 participants, so if you are interested in playing Golf at the Masters Games, get in early. The other big sports at the moment are Athletics, Basketball and Softball.” But what about Touch? Yes, I hear you asking! Well, according to Lachlan the competition is hot. “The Touch competition is looking great and the Touch venue is fantastic for the Games,” he said. “I play in a mixed comp on Thursday nights and Touch SA really has a great set up and they are very well organised. So far we have teams entered from South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand so I think it is going to be a great competition.” It’s not just the sport that makes the Australian Masters Games an event not to be missed, but it is also the opportunity to enjoy the Games’ nightly entertainment and a chance to catch up with friends from around the country or meet new people. It’s not just about winning medals, but also about getting out and giving it a go. Lachlan also believes that for those from interstate and overseas, you can’t go past the sights of South Australia. And for a true-blue South Aussie like me, I agree with him. The 10th Australian Masters Games in Adelaide offer a fantastic opportunity to come and explore South Australia. One of the best things about visiting Adelaide is that most of the other 11 tourist regions of South Australia are no more than three hours drive away. Catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island and wander among the sea lions. Cycle through stunning valleys of vineyards on the 27km Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley. Cruise down the river on a paddle steamer in the Murraylands. Chug along on the infamous 115- year-old steam engine, the Pichi Richi, through some of Australia’s most breathtaking scenery in the Flinders. Hire a limousine and experience the best wines in the world in style as you tour the Barossa Valley. Come out for the Games and at the same time discover the secrets of South Australia. If you would like any more info on the 10th Australian Masters Games check out www.AustralianMastersGames.com If you would like any more details on the Touch competition, contact Marianne Maguire from Touch SA on mmaguire@internode.on.net or phone 08 8373 3222. By Rachel Moyle, media@austouch.com.aulast_img

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first_imgThe New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) will host the Queensland Touch Association (QTA) at Tempe on Friday, 23 August and Saturday, 24 August 2008. The fiercest of rivals will compete in Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Men’s 20’s, Women’s 20’s, Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 35’s, Women’s 35’s, Men’s 40’s, Women’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s, and Men’s 50’s divisions to determine the overall winner.The two states last competed in 2006 where NSWTA defeated QTA winning seven of the thirteen divisions. QTA will be looking to add to their three titles won since the inaugural State of Origin Series was conducted at the NSW State Cup in Port Macquarie in 1995.For more information about the 2008 State of Origin, please visit the website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=931&pID=14last_img read more

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first_imgTouch Football Australia sponsor, Sportscover, is proud to release the 15th edition of Touchline, the journal of sport and risk with an international perspective. In this edition, Sportscover has introduced some new features, including:–       At Risk: A new feature which highlights recent news stories about some of the accidents and injuries that occur in the sport and leisure world. –       Extra content: The interview with Triathlon World Champion, Peter Robertson is available on YouTube and as a Podcast, along with additional YouTube content. To view this edition of Touchline, please click on the following link:http://www.sportscover.com/touchline.asp Related LinksTouchline Journallast_img

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