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Bayern Munich turn up heat on Champions League bid against Barcelona

first_img“It’s very important that we get used to the temperatures,” said Flick, although cooler temperatures are forecast for Friday’s tie in Lisbon.Bayern underlined their status as one of the favorites to lift the Champions League trophy on August 23 as Robert Lewandowski scored twice and set up two more goals in the rout of Chelsea.It sealed a 7-1 thrashing on aggregate, with the Bundesliga champions and German Cup holders having won all 12 of their games since the restart in mid-May following the coronavirus shutdown.They are determined to repeat their 2013 treble in Flick’s first season in charge. Topics : “We shouldn’t say now that we are in Portugal, near the sea and we’re off on our holidays,” said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller.The Bavarians touched down in Portugal on Sunday in confident mood with Mueller insisting they are focused but must stay “loose” and relaxed.”We have to train cleverly – and be cunning,” added Mueller.”A good mixture is important, we have to create a feel-good factor.”While Bayern were busy dispatching Chelsea, Barcelona swept into the quarter-finals with 3-1 home win over Napoli after a 1-1 draw in the first leg last February.”It’s full speed ahead. We’re really looking forward to the game,” said Mueller.However, he emphasized that Bayern call ill afford to “focus” solely on Lionel Messi. “That’s the big problem,” he explained. “Barca has a lot of strong players who you have to watch out for.”center_img Hansi Flick says treble-chasing Bayern Munich must adapt quickly to the heat in Portugal as they fine-tune preparations for Friday’s Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona with Jerome Boateng and Kingsley Coman fit again.Flick oversaw training on Monday in temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius at Bayern’s training camp in Lagos in south-west Portugal.Both center-back Boateng, who picked up a leg injury in Saturday’s last 16 return leg against Chelsea, and winger Coman, who missed the 4-1 victory with a knock, trained on Monday and are in the frame to face Barca.last_img read more

Tiger Woods not worried about PGA preparation as he eyes 16th major

first_imgPGA ODDS: Expert picks, Tiger prop betsIn his long-awaited return last month, Woods finished 15 strokes adrift of champion Jon Rahm and tied for 40th. The former world No. 1 struggled with a stiff back that has proven troublesome in recent years following surgery.Woods is now in San Francisco for the PGA at TPC Harding Park, where the four-time winner will play alongside Rory McIlroy and new No. 1 Justin Thomas in Thursday’s opening round (11:33 a.m. ET tee time) behind closed doors because of COVID-19.Tee times for the @PGAChampionship are [email protected] @McIlroyRory @JustinThomas34 @JonRahmpga @PhilMickelson @TheSergioGarcia @RickieFowler @b_dechambeau @AdamScott @BKoepka @ShaneLowryGolf @GaryWoodland https://t.co/cRLDYR1ZjE— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 4, 2020The 44-year-old Woods shrugged off the lack of spectators for the first major of 2020, telling reporters: “As far as the focus part of it, I haven’t had a problem with that. Those four [Memorial] rounds, I was pretty into it.”It’s different than most of the times when you go from green-to-tee, people yelling or trying to touch you. That part is different. As far as energy while I’m competing and playing, no, that’s the same. I’m pretty intense when I play and pretty into what I’m doing.”I don’t know if anyone in our generation has ever played without fans in a major championship. It’s going to be very different. But it’s still a major championship. It’s still the best players in the world. We all understand that going into it, so there’s going to be plenty of energy from the competitive side.”Woods added: “I feel good. Obviously I haven’t played much competitively, but I’ve been playing a lot at home. So I’ve been getting plenty of reps that way . . . the results that I’ve seen at home, very enthusiastic about some of the changes I’ve made and so that’s been positive. “Just trying to get my way back into this part of the season. This is what I’ve been gearing up for. We’ve got a lot of big events starting from here, so looking forward to it. This is going to be a fun test for all of us. The rough is up. Fairways are much narrower than they were here in 2009.”2018 – 2019 – @BKoepka goes for three in a row at @TPCHardingPark. pic.twitter.com/W3wvMUjk21— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 4, 2020Brooks Koepka will start his bid for a PGA Championship three-peat alongside fellow American Gary Woodland and Irishman Shane Lowry at 11:11 ET, 22 minutes before Woods is scheduled to tee off.Dethroned world No. 1 Rahm, 2005 champion Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia have been grouped together and will get their campaigns underway at 4:58 p.m. ET, while Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson comprise another notable group. Tiger Woods has no concerns over his preparation for the PGA Championship. He’s in a confident mood as he chases a 16th major title.Woods has only made one competitive appearance since the PGA Tour resumed amid the coronavirus pandemic in June — the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.last_img read more

Florida Atlantic University prepares for coronavirus in a mock disaster drill

first_img850 WFTL’s news partner, WPTV caught the drill on video. As of Tuesday, there are 3 presumptive cases of the coronavirus, and emergency officials in Florida are working overtime to prepare for any potential impacts in the state.Emergency medicine physician residents from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine participated in a mock disaster drill involving coronavirus, or COVID-19.The drill involved mock cruise ship passengers who were exposed to coronavirus. In the scenario, they’ll arrive by bus where they will be detained and isolated in a simulated cruise ship dock setting.last_img

Mount Sentinel Wildcat grab silver at Vernon tourney

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats climbed into the top-10 rankings of BC High School A Boy’s Volleyball after finishing second at the Vernon Christian Invitational Tournament this past weekend in the Central Okanagan City. Mount Sentinel lost out in the final to Cedars Christian from Prince George.The Cats were led by allstars Thomas Verigin and Johnny Johnson.Mount Sentinel finished first in round-robin play on Friday before ousting Kelowna Christian in the semi-final to advance to the championship contest.last_img

Drake Volleyball Falls To UNI In Thrilling Five-Set Match

first_imgStory Links www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com Full Schedule Roster The Valley on ESPN3 DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University volleyball team forced five sets against instate rival UNI before falling, 3-2, Saturday evening at the Knapp Center.UNI (16-13, 10-6 MVC) held off the Bulldogs (14-19, 5-11 MVC) by set scores of 21-25, 25-16, 25-10, 20-25 and 15-9. Drake was led by Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) with 13 kills and 14 digs, followed by Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) who totaled nine kills.  Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.) earned her eighth double-double of the season with 23 assists and 10 digs, while Inderski ‘s double-double was her 14th. Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.) had a season-high 30 digs, also tying her career high. “There’s somewhat mixed emothins about tonight’s match,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “We played well at times and we’re proud of the development the team is showing. But to get to the fifth set and underperform is disappointing.”Drake forced several early errors from the Panthers in the first set to jump out to a 6-0 lead behind Davidson’s serving. The Panthers took their first lead of the set at 18-17, before the Bulldogs came back and won the set 25-21. The Bulldogs were led in the first set by Inderski and Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) with three kills each, and the team totaled four blocks.”At times we served well and offensively Kyla Inderski had a strong night,” McBroom said. “Our serve/receive was strong enough to keep us in the entire match.” Drake opened the second set with another early lead of 5-1. UNI brought it within two and kept it there before taking an 18-11 lead that they held onto to win the set 25-16. Inderski and Schofield each totaled another three kills. UNI got off to an early 9-3 lead in the third set and continued to control the serve to win the set 25-10. After getting off to a 6-1 lead in the fourth set, the Bulldogs never trailed, winning the set 25-20.Inderski tallied five kills and Schoene had three. “The highwater mark tonight was the fourth set when we performed our best offensively,” McBroom added. “We stayed in the fight to force the fifth set and we’re proud of the efforts we made in the fourth set.”The fifth set had three early lead changes before UNI eventually took over the lead to defeat the Bulldogs, 15-9. The victorious Panthers were led by Kayla Haneline with 21 kills and four blocks. Heather Hook, who currently ranks second in the MVC in assists, had a game-high 57 .The Bulldogs will finish their season next weekend with two home games against Loyola on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and against Bradley Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m.  “Unfortunately, with tonight’s loss, it ends our chances to get into the MVC Tournament,” McBroom said. “As we look to the last two matches of the season we want to make sure we go out on a high note and finish strong at home.”Print Friendly Version Next Game: Watch Live Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Loyola 11/20/2015 – 7:00 PMlast_img read more

SA’s diva divine in

first_img3 February 2003South Africa’s first Zulu opera, Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu, is history as spectacle, from a stage crowded with a chorus costumed in artist Andrew Verster’s bizarre versions of traditional gowns, skins and ostrich feathers, to the most authentic and exciting Zulu dancing seen outside the Valley of a Thousand Hills.At the centre is diva Sibongile Khumalo, singing the role of the much-loved princess whose songs telling of love, life, faith, and the changing fortunes of the Zulu nation live on in the memory of generations of Zulu-speaking South Africans. The opera, launched in Durban last year, arrived in Pretoria at the weekend. It combines a western form – the opera – and African music.The story in this collection of set pieces offers plenty of scope for extravagance: King Dinuzulu, father of Princess Magogo, returns from exile in St Helena and is welcomed by his ecstatic subjects; a British officer strides into the royal kraal with the head of the rebel leader Bambatha; the young King Solomon is crowned.From oppression, to love, to humourIn between the pageantry there is the divine Khumalo. In Act I she sings of oppression, of the sad state of the Zulu nation; in Act II she veers from religious songs to love songs to humour, including a wonderful song, sung in a detached and ironic tone, about her lover.Home Affairs Minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi, son of Princess Magogo, says he is touched that Khumalo plays the role: “I remember occasions when we sat with her … at the feet of the Princess as she played ugubhu’ – a traditional stringed instrument- “and sang some of the songs that Sibongile sings in the opera’, he writes.Composer Mzilikazi Khumalo, in his programme note, explains the choral music: he used traditional African rhythms, scales and modes, with the singing style patterned on Zulu inflections. “All the songs … are in the Zulu language, which is a tone language. The gliding speech tones in the language (the rising, falling and rising-falling tones) are represented in the music by grace notes.”Best-known names in operaThe principals include some of the best-known names in opera in South Africa: in addition to mezzo-soprano Sibongile Khumalo, there is baritone Fikile Mvinjelwa as King Dinuzulu. Baritone Peter Mcebi sings two roles – Bambatha and Ndwandwe, the object of the Princess’s affections; tenor Given Mabena is Prince Solomon; and soprano Sibongile Mngoma is Queen Silomo, the Princess’s mother.The acting and singing skills – both crucial for opera – among the principals are first-rate. However, the chorus, while in splendid voice, is less at home on a stage. Producers Opera Africa, a Section 21 not-for-profit company, recruited a chorus in September, explains a board member, from among largely unemployed music inspectors, choirmasters and teachers, rehearsed them three times a week for three months, then sent them briefly for training in stagecraft.Opera clouded by lawsuitThe replacement of the original chorus, some principal singers and the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, which premiered the show in Durban, has given rise to a lawsuit which has affected the opera’s immediate future. Those replaced for the Gauteng run and an expected season in Chicago applied for an urgent interdict earlier this year, claiming that contracts had been signed promising they would have the first option for roles if another production was staged within five years.The Chicago Heritage Festival, which had booked the opera for a three-night run, cancelled. The judge gave the company the go-ahead to perform in Pretoria; and Opera Africa’s lawyer has confirmed that the company has decided to hand the rights to the opera back to its authors, Mzilikazi Khumalo, librettist Themba Msimang and arranger and conductor Michael Hankinson, in an attempt to put an end to the controversy.Princess Magogo will be staged at the Spoornet State Theatre on 3, 5, 7 and 9 February 2003.last_img read more

ICT helps the blind

first_imgThe notetaker device is the first invention of its kind in South Africa and was developed by Willem van der Walt, a blind researcher at the CSIR. (Image: CSIR) MEDIA CONTACTS • Nicki Koorbanally  CSIR Meraka Institute  +27 12 841 4532RELATED ARTICLES • New SA fingerprint tool a world first • SA academic gets top science award • Top award for local invasion biologist • Portable plant makes fuel from waste • SA mine detector gets top recognitionWilma den HartighA portable voice-based computer for the blind, developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has been shortlisted in the South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation inaugural Innovation Awards.The notetaker device is the first invention of its kind in South Africa and was developed by Willem van der Walt, a blind researcher at the CSIR.Fellow researcher Gerhard van den Berg was also involved in the development of the product.Van der Walt is respected in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) for disabilities.Rewarding innovationThe SAB Foundation Innovation Awards recognise individuals who have unique and practical ideas that can improve the lives of people living in low-income areas.The main award is a grant of R1-million (US$128 000) with two runner-up awards of R500 000 ($64 000) each.The notetaker is one of five recipients of a seed grant for further development. The grant includes funding for the commercialisation of the product, which will be supported by the SAB Foundation over a period of two years.The notetaker was shortlisted as one of 18 inventions, selected from more than 100 entries, for improving the lives of blind South Africans.According to 2009 statistics of the World Health Organisation, 314-million people worldwide live with some form of visual impairment. Of these, 45-million are blind, and 90% live in low-income countries. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle- and low-income countries.About 2.6-million South Africans are disabled, of which 24% have visual disabilities.“As a blind programmer, I realised that a much more flexible, localised and cheaper machine could be built than other similar expensive accessibility devices for the blind, available from overseas,” Van der Walt says.Not your ordinary notebook computerThe notetaker is different from a standard notebook computer in that it does not have a screen and only uses speech as feedback to its user.The computer has a keyboard for input and a voice synthesiser for output.All its features are customised so that they can be used with a speech interface.The device provides support for multiple local languages, including English, Sepedi, Afrikaans, Setswana and an experimental isiZulu voice.Van der Walt says that finding a balance between cost and functionality was one of the biggest challenges of developing the notetaker.“Finding the suitable hardware for the software was challenging,” he explains. “For example, finding hardware with which one can make a good audio recording is not easy when cost, battery life and size is crucial.”The notetaker has been tested in the market at disability conferences and workshops, with successful results.It is also supported by the South African National Council for the Blind.The next phase of the project is to develop a production-ready prototype.Commercialising the product“I would like the notetaker to come into production and be available in the market through specialised companies such as those currently supplying accessibility technology to the blind,” he says.The customised computer device is easy to operate and can be used by young school children, university students and older people.There is a gap in the market for an affordable computer for the blind. He believes that the product has the potential to have an immediate impact in the educational and employment sectors.Blind people can use computers that are connected to Braille keyboards and screens, but the skill and technology is not widely available and is usually only imported.However, if the product is manufactured locally and is cost effective, it could change the lives of thousands of blind people.The National Accessibility ProgrammeVan der Walt’s research was part of the National Accessibility Programme.The main focus of the five-year research and innovation initiative is to help people with disabilities become more integrated into mainstream society, through the use of ICT.The project was developed by the CSIR Meraka Institute in partnership with a representative group of Disabled Persons’ Organisations and the former Office on the Status of Disabled Persons in the Presidency.The Meraka Institutes the largest group in South Africa dedicated to ICT research.last_img read more

Bafana’s Afcon dream ended by Mali

first_img2 February 2013After progressing to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations top of their group, South Africa’s resolve and talent was put to the test by Mali in Durban on Saturday evening. Bafana Bafana gave their all, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Eagles advanced to the semi-finals.The match was decided from the penalty spot after the sides were level at 1-1 after extra time, with the Malians taking the shootout 3-1.Earlier in the day, Ghana had been made to fight hard for a place in the semi-finals by Cape Verde. The Black Stars won 2-0, with two late goals, the second in the last minute of additional time when Cape Verde’s goalkeeper was unluckily caught out at the wrong end of the field, as the islanders sought an equaliser.Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium was abuzz, swathed in yellow, vuvuzelas blasting, as Bafana Bafana and Mali, ranked 25th in the world, kicked off. The home team had grown in confidence and their performance had improved markedly through the course of their group matches, they clearly believed in coach Gordon Igesund, and they had the majority of the support behind them.Mali had finished second to Ghana in their group, but had looked composed in doing so, and captain Seydou Keita had shown himself to be one of the best midfielders on the continent. The question was how would they cope with a fired-up home team?Territorial advantageFrom the start, Bafana Bafana eagerly tried to close down Mali in the midfield, swarming the man on the ball. The tactic helped the South Africans to boss the territorial stakes in the early going.The first shot in anger, however, came from Keita, who let rip with a left-footed snorter from just outside the South African box. The shot, though, was a little too high and flew harmlessly behind for a goal kick.A penetrating run by May Mahlangu down the left set up Reneilwe Lesholonyane for a shot, but the Kaizer Chiefs’ midfielder failed to pull the trigger. Bafana, though, maintained possession and switched play to attack from the right. Mahlangu got onto the end of an inviting cross, but his header from in front of goal was a glancing one and well wide of the mark.Adama Tamboura was then called on to make an excellent tackle after Letsholonyane sent Tokelo Rantie free down the middle.Bafana Bafana looked full of running and were taking the game to the Eagles, but the Malians were soaking it up and trying to counter-attack.SA effective in midfieldIn the 21st minute, Mali’s goalkeeper Soumaila Diakite was called on to save from the feet of Rantie after a lovely weighted pass from Mahlangu played him into the box. Mahlangu, Letsholonyane and Dean Furman were combining effectively in the midfield.Each time Furman touched the ball, a rumble arose from the crowd, signaling their approval of the England-based player.Captain Bongani Khumalo was booked when he brought down Samassa after Mali played a good ball out of defence.Mali were then forced into a substitution, with Sigamary Diarra coming on for Samba Diakite, who had taken a blow to the head when he and Tshepo Masilela had both vied to header the same ball.Letsholonyane again played a clever ball to set up Rantie, but his shot was blocked and Bernard Parker’s attempt off the rebound was also blocked.Just before the half-hour, a cross come shot from Tamboura on the left forced Itumeleng Khune to dive to protect his top left-hand corner, but the ball passed narrowly over the South African goal.GoalMoments later, Bafana Bafana hit the front through Tokelo Rantie. Khune cleared quickly after fielding a free kick and found Mahlangu after two players collided. He picked out Thuso Phala on the left and Phala’s cross (or mishit shot) to the centre was met by Rantie, who had an open goal in front of him.Coach Gordon Igesund jumped to his feat, fist pumping, the crowd roared, South Africans flags waved happily and the hosts celebrated a 1-0 lead.Modibo Maiga managed a shot on target for Mali, but it was a tame one and Khune, whose distribution throughout the tournament has been first-rate, very nearly caught the Eagles out again with a pinpoint clearance.Mali were on the back foot and the belief and unity of the South African team was palpable. Igesund was animated as he directed his players from the sideline.With six minutes to go to the break, goal scorer Tokelo Rantie, who was limping after taking a knock, was booked by the referee for time wasting. He was replaced by Lehlohonolo Majoro shortly after that.UnmarkedMali were beginning to show more urgency on the attack and play had started to take place in the South African half. Fousseyni Diawara made a good run down the right and picked out Samba Sow on the top of the box, completely unmarked. Fortunately for the home team, Sow skied his shot.On 45 minutes, Keita picked out Diawarra on the left. He cut inside and fired off a shot, but Furman managed to head the goal-bound effort away.The teams turned with South Africa one goal to the good.Bafana Bafana began the second half as they had the first, pressing and taking the game into the Eagles’ territory. A promising move came to nought, however, when Tamboura nipped the ball off Mahlangu’s foot. The defender and South African winger Thuso Phala were having a superb end to end battle down the flank.Mahamane Traore was brought on 10 minutes into the half, with Mohammed Sissoko making way for him, as Mali sought an equaliser.Letsholonyane then picked out his club team-mate Lehonololoo Majoro with a defence-splitting pass, but the striker, under pressure from two covering defenders was unable to get off a shot.LevelIn the 58th minute, Mali drew level. After a good run into space, Samba Sow, who had been very average until that point, found Keita on the edge of the six-yard box with a teasing cross from the left and Keita buried the opportunity as three South African defenders were caught out watching the ball. Most of the crowd threw their hands to their heads, the Eagles’ fans jumped for joy.Khune was called on to keep South Africa in the game a couple of minutes later when a poor back pass from Siboniso Gaxa fell short of Siyabonga Sangweni. Mahamadou Samassa raced onto the ball and tried to side-foot a shot past the goalkeeper, but Khune blocked his shot.Buoyed by their goal, Mali were taking the game to Bafana Bafana. They were enjoying more possession in the midfield and the home support had quietened.Sow became the first player from Mali to be booked in the 69th minute for a nasty studs-up challenge on Bernard Parker. South Africa didn’t make much of a fuss about it, but similar challenges have seen players dismissed.The game meandered a little, but it was noticeable that the Malian players, especially on defence, were closing down South Africa more quickly than they had earlier in the match.Powerful driveIn the 80th minute, Diakite was called on to save a powerful drive from Mahlangu, who had provided some penetration down the left flank, finding Majoro before receiving a return pass. Parker then narrowly missed Letsholonyane with a cross from the left.Three minutes from full time, Cheick Diabate came on for Mahamadou Samassa. The match was drawing towards extra time. On the South African side, Thulani Serero took over from Thuso Phala.After four minutes of additional time, the referee blew his whistle and the contest was headed for extra time.Sangweni picked up Majoro in the Malian box in the first minute of extra time, but the striker struggled to control the high ball and went down under the challenge of a defender. The referee was having none of that and booked the striker for diving.Khune was then called on to fist the ball behind for a corner after Keita delivered a nasty, swinging free kick. Mahlangu responded with a low shot on the Mali goal.Feeling the tollThe crowd was muted, both sets of fans willing another breakthrough for their teams. Both sets of players were clearly feeling the toll of extra time.With the first 15 minutes almost up, Parker went down with an ankle injury and Siphiwe Tshabalala replaced him shortly after that. The teams then changed sides. Another 15 minutes awaited the weary combatants.Masilela was shown a yellow card for protesting when the referee told him to leave the field to get a new shirt. The defender had taken a shot to the nose and blood now marked his shirt.When Mali surged onto the attack, it appeared that the entire Bafana Bafana team was back to block and clear a shot on goal.Woefully highMahamane Traore then followed Masilela into the referee’s book after a very high, studs-up challenge that grazed Serero’s head. Tshabalala was given the opportunity to shoot at goal from the free kick, but his curling shot was woefully high.With the Eagles pushing hard for a winner, Maiga had a shot blocked by Khumalo and Traore’s shot was deflected, allowing Khune time to run out and gather the ball.Only minutes remained when Letsholonyane, who had played a fine game, was stretchered off, leaving Bafana Bafana with only 10 men. More than anything, he looked absolutely spent from the physical effort he had put in. Moments later, however, he was ready to return to action.When the final whistle sounded, the clock read 23:06 and there was still further drama to come.ShootoutKhune and Diakite shook hands before the first penalty, to be taken by Siphiwe Tshabalala, who shot low to Diakite’s right. The keeper had guessed left and South Africa led 1-0 from the spot.Cheick Diabate was up next for Mali. He raced in, then slowed, sending Khune diving to his right and the ball to the left. 1-1.Dean Furman took the next kick. He fired to the keeper’s right. Diakite dived and parried the ball away with his left hand. Advantage Mali.Tamboura then shot to the keeper’s left hand corner. Khune guessed correctly, but couldn’t quite get there.May Mahlangu went low right for South Africa, but Diakite got down low to save and Mali had a chance to go 3-1 up.Traore made it happen with a shot high into the net. Bafana Bafana’s Lehlolonolo Majoro had to score with the next kick.He didn’t, firing wide of the goal to Diakite’s left. Mali were through to the semi-finals and South Africa out.The Malian players gathered together and kissed the ground. Bafana’s players slumped to the ground. Their supporters looked on disbelieving. The dream was over. The clock read 23:22. Time had run out on South Africa’s challenge for the Afcon title.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Brazil star Ronaldinho look-alike fools Lionel Messi and Argentina team at training session

first_imgBrazil football star Ronaldinho at a training session of Argetina. Well, that is what Lionel Messi and his teammates must have thought when a pitch invader, who looked like Ronaldinho, disrupted a training session of the team at Estadio Independencia stadium in Belo Horizonte.Messi and Co. were on Wednesday preparing for their opening group game against Bosnia on Sunday, when the intruder wearing a Atletico Miniero jersey, Ronaldinho’s club, interrupted proceedings, reported Goal.com.The Argentine team were taken by surprise and were seen laughing before the fan was whisked away by security officials. This was not the first and nor the last incident. More than a dozen fans soon after invaded the pitch, with one of them kneeling down in front of Messi and shining the Argentine captain’s boots. Argentina will also play Iran and Nigeria in Group F. (With IANS inputslast_img read more