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Hossam EL Badry Is Now Officially Egypt’s National Football Team Manager

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Egyptian Football Association (EFA) finally announced yesterday that Al-Ahly’s former head coach Hossam El Badry will be the new manager for our National Team.

The decision finally concluded a long saga following weeks of debates regarding the new coach of Egypt, the decision may  come as a surprise to many who expected that Ihab Galal was the favorite to take on the job.

“During our meeting on 18 September, we decided to appoint Hossam El-Badry as head coach for the national team and to choose his staff to be presented to the board,” a statement from the EFA read.

 

In order to make such a hard decision of choosing the National team’s next coach, EFA appointed a committee of five members, after the EFA sacked Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, following the team’s elimination from 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. 

El Badry’s first match in charge is most likely going to be Egypt’s opening Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya on November 11th.

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Italians to Resume Matches in Late May

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Gabriele Gravina

Ever since the Coronavirus struck the entire globe, many of you people out there were super bummed at the fact that many things are getting postponed and cancelled. At the end of the day though, this is all for your safety and will hopefully help everyone practice maintaining social distancing.

The year 2020 had a lot of events and important competitions in store for us all. For instance, the Olympics that were supposed to be played in Tokyo ended up being postponed until next year. This left a lot of athletes upset and angry at the world.

Now, football has always been one of the main sports that people enjoying following and keeping up with the news, which is why we were all shocked when crucial championships and leagues were postponed and cancelled as well.

The Italian Football Federation claimed on Friday that club matches should start again towards the end of May or the beginning of June. This had been taken under serious speculation and discussion before formulating this kind of decision.

Gabriele Gravina, the president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), stated that it would take roughly around three weeks to prepare for the coronavirus lockdown that has strictly been going over there in Italy. It is currently scheduled that the quarantine and curfew will end on May 4th.

“There will be a monitoring period to guarantee that all those taking part are free of the virus. If they are all negative, there is no problem of distancing or contagion,” said Gravina.

“I hope that everyone will be able to play in their own stadium, if that is not possible we will find other solutions .It’s a complex moment for our country, for the economy and for football, which is one of the most important industries, we will find the right way“, he added.

The Italian press claims that both clubs Torino and Brescia denied resuming the league regardless of the decision made. They have made this decision based on the fact that Brescia has been the city to suffer the most throughout this pandemic since nearly 23,000 people were killed.

 

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Wimbledon Championships Cancelled For The First Time Since World War II

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Wimbledon Championships Cancelled For The First Time Since World War II

The Wimbledon championships have been cancelled for the very first time since World War II as the coronavirus pandemic keeps spreading and cancelling along the way sports events and this time, wiping out the entire tennis grasscourt season.

This will mark the first time for Wimbledon to be canceled ever since World War II back in 1945, it will also mark the first time for the event to not be played during peacetime.

“It is with great regret that the main board of the All England Club and the committee of management of the championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic,” the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said in a statement.

“The 134th Championships will instead be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021.”

 

Following the cancellation of such a mega event and with the pandemic worsening in both Europe and the states, the men’s ATP Tour, women’s WTA Tour and the International Tennis Federation have all extended the suspension of professional tennis for another five weeks to July 13.

As much as it saddens us to see our most anticipated events get canceled, it comes as a necessary measure to fight off the virus and limit its spread.

On a much brighter note, not all sporting events have been cancelled yet, the French Open is postponed until September 2020 and the U.S. Open is still set to take place on August 24th.

 

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Gouna Hosting the “Second Annual Polo Silver Cup”

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For decades, we’ve been enjoying both modern and ancient games such as Football and even Wrestling! Which is why we’re easily captivated whenever a new or unique sport is brought to Egypt.

Horses are one of the most used animals in Egypt. They’re sometimes used for entertainment and transportation, while at other times they’re used for professional riding.

Polo games originated in Central Asia back in the 6th century! Yes, the game is that old! Which is why people are psyched to finally have Polo games taking place in Egypt!

El Gouna Beach will be hosting their second annual Polo Kings Silver Cup.

Believe it or not, this is a major event happening. People will be travelling the world for such an extraordinary event. The event is to take place on the beautiful shores of sandy Gouna under the hot sun, which makes it an even better experience that you can’t miss.

This sport was said to be strictly for Kings and Princes back in the old age, but in the modern day, anyone who has any experience and passion towards horse riding as well as playing polo is free to enter!

There’ll be six teams of three that are said to be competing in the second annual cup this year. Yikes, that’ll definitely cause more exciting rivalry for us to watch.

Not only will there be the Polo Silver Cup taking place, but there’ll also be loads of ranging activities as well as parades at the Marina! So much fun in store for you guys!

People will dress to impress and get ready for the major Gala dinner said to take place as well. You can even get pony rides!

This event will be a huge blast from the past since these are things people used to do decades ago and this sport was almost dying, which is why it is super exciting for Egypt to start doing things differently by embracing all cultures around us and reviving an old sport!

There you have it folks! Get your fanciest clothes and rest up for the event we’ve all been waiting for!

 

 

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