Argentinian footballer Mascherano decides career

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Football: Mascherano decides career

23:44 h The Argentine footballer Javier Mascherano has ended his career immediately. He said that during a press conference at his club Estudiantes de La Plata.

The 36-year-old Mascherano played no less than 147 interlands. In the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup against the Dutch national team, he was able to win a possible hit by Arjen Robben.

Mascherano played football in Europe for West Ham United, Liverpool and FC Barcelona. He won twice Olympic gold with Argentina.

Football: Almere City loses head position

21:51pm Cambuur has given the first defeat of the season with a massive beating Almere City (7-2). The visitors have therefore lost the leading position in the Kitchen Champion Division to De Graafschap.

In the Goals Feast, Cambuur once again underlined to be the most scoring team in the division. At rest it was already 4-1 for the Leeuwarden team thanks to hits by Mitchel Paulissen, Erik Schouten, Jamie Jacobs and Michael Breij. Delvechio Blackson did a little back on behalf of Almere City.

After rest, the team of trainer Henk de Jong scored three times in five minutes. Two goals by Robert Mühren and one by Giovanni Korte magnified the misery at Almere. Damon Mirani set the final score in injury time at 7-2

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Almere City has 27 points after twelve matches. Cambuur has played 2 points less, but also a match less. The Graafschap is the new leader with 28 points.

Motorsport: Dutch success in Formula 4

At the Circuit de Catalunya Thomas ten Brinke won his first race in a so-called single seater. The 15-year-old driver, accompanied by Giedo van der Garde and became World Champion Karting in the OK class last year, was the fastest in the Spanish Formula 4 Championship.

His 16-year-old compatriot Kas Haverkort finished second. Haverkort had previously secured the title in the championship.

Ten Brinke only entered halfway through the season, but finished third in the title battle.

Football: MRI scan should clarify severity knee injury Busquets

17:35 hours Sergio Busquets misses Tuesday possible the home match of Spain against Germany in the Nations League. The midfielder has suffered a knee injury from Saturdays duel with Switzerland (1-1).

An MRI scan should clarify whats going on with Busquetss left knee. Trainer Ronald Koeman of Barcelona will also wait for the results of the scan with excitement. Barcelona will play against Atlético Madrid on Saturday.

Tennis: Sabalenka knocks Mertens and picks title in Linz

17:15pm Tennis star Arina Sabalenka has written the tournament of Linz to her name. The Belarusian first placed in Austria won in two sets of the Belgian Elise Mertens: 7-5 6-2

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the tournament in Linz won the dream finale with the first placed Sabalenka and the second placed Mertens. In the first set the breaks went over and over again. Sabalenka broke her Belgian opponent three times, once more than she turned in her own storage. In the second set, the Belarusian quickly took a break ahead and held it. After she conquered the Belgian store for the second time, the game was played.

For the number 11 of the world from Belarus, it is the third WTA title this year. She won the Doha tournament earlier in February and the Ostrava tournament in October.

Golf: Van Dam ends fourth in Saudi Arabia

16.12 p.m.: Anne van Dam finished fourth at the Ladies International in Saudi Arabia thanks to a strong closing round of 68 strokes (-4). The 25-year-old Arnhemse had five birdies and a bogey at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club. It was her best round at the first edition of the event, which had a prize money of $1 million. Van Dam left over 34,000 dollars to her performance in Saudi Arabia.

After a difficult start (74 strokes), she got better and better in her game. Thanks to scores of 69, 70 and 68, Van Dam was still in the upper regions. With a final total of 281, she was short of three strokes on the Danish Emily Pedersen and the English Georgia Hall. Pedersen, the#1 in the European ranking, won the first hole of the play-off and earned an amount of over 125,000 dollars with her second final win this season. In August she also won the Ladies Open in the Czech Republic.

Motorsport: Mir new world champion MotoGP

15.06 hours: The Spaniard Joan Mir is the new world champion in the MotoGP. The 23-year-old driver of Suzuki finished seventh in the Grand Prix of Valencia and that ranking was sufficient to gain an unbridgeable edge over the competition in the championship in the penultimate race of the year.

The Italian Franco Morbidelli, who was still contender of the title, did what he had to do. The driver of Yamaha won the race after a spectacular duel with Australian Jack Miller, but Mir scored enough points in his rankings to secure the title. He is the successor to Marc Marquez, the six-time world champion who broke his right arm at the beginning of the season and stopped coming into action.

Football: Orange-wrouls practice on 27 November against United States

14.39 p.m.: The Dutch womens team plays a game against the United States on 27 November. Orange meets the world champion at the Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda.

This is the first time that both countries have played against each other after the finals of the 2019 World Cup in Lyon, in which Team USA was too strong with 2-0. The kick-off in Breda is at 6:35.

American football women are first in the FIFA ranking and are the most successful team in the history of womens football. They attended all editions of the World Cup and picked up a medal every time: four gold, one silver and three bronze. The Orange Lions, currently fourth in the FIFA rankings, have been undefeated for twelve consecutive matches since the lost World Cup finals with nine wins and three matches.

Now that the European Championship qualification is in place, our focus can be fully on next years Olympic Games, says national coach Sarina Wiegman. We cannot wish for a better start to this preparation with such a top opponent; it really is a measuring moment to see where we stand. Of course it is also extra special because it is the repeat of last years World Cup finals.

Football: Go Ahead Eagles defeats FC Den Bosch

14.36 hours: Go Ahead Eagles has achieved the fifth win of the season against FC Den Bosch. The team of coach Kees van Wonderen was at home in Deventer with 3-0 too strong for FC Den Bosch. Go Ahead rises through victory to seventh place in the Kitchen Champion Division with 19 points.

Antoine Rabillard opened the score for the home team after a quarter of an hour. Shortly thereafter, Go Ahead scored 2-0 by Daniel Noelss own goal. Just before rest, Bas Kuipers made the 3-0 with a hard low shot from the left side. In the second half both teams did not score anymore.

Tennis: Rus takes Zidansek double title in Linz

14.32 hours: Arantxa Rus has won the double title with her double partner Tamara Zidansek from Slovenia at the Linz tournament. In the final in the Austrian city, the duo defeated the first Czech players Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova in two sets: 6-3 6-4


for Russian, it is the third time that she won a title in the doubles on the WTA Tour. In August, she won the doubles at the Palermo tournament with Zidansek. In 2017, she won the double tournament in Bastad, Sweden with compatriot Quirine Lemoine.

In the singles game, Rus was eliminated this week in the second round of the Linz tournament. The 29-year-old tennis star lost to Russian Veronika Kudermetova. Despite this, the tennis star can look back on a successful season, in which she won the semi-finals in the singles in Monterrey, Mexico and at the Cincinnati WTA tournament, played in New York this year, but lost to Serena Williams.

In the world ranking, she rose to 72nd place this year, bringing her back to her highest position. In August 2012, Rus reached 61st place.

Motorsport: Bendsneyder eighth in Moto2 Valencia, win Martin

13.50: Motorcyclist Bo Bendsneyder has achieved his best result of the season in the Moto2 with eighth place in the Grand Prix of Valencia. The 21-year-old Rotterdammer, who has to leave for the racing team of Roelof Waninge after this season, started as ninth and managed to improve a place. The victory went to the Spaniard Jorge Martín.

Marco Bezzecchi took the lead at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit early in the race, but the Italian left it to his compatriot Fabio di Giannantonio in the final round. That, however, went down shortly afterwards. In the last part, Bezzecchi was crossed by Martín and Héctor Garzó, while Martín had his compatriot at thefinish but sips ahead. For Bezzecchi, the third place was.

Enea Bastianini, the leader in the world championship, finished sixth. With one more race to go, the battle in the World Championship has not yet been decided. Bastianini has reached 194 points. The Italian ended up with Sam Lowes. The UK number 2 in the World Cup only finished fourteenth and has 180 points. Luca Marini, who finished fifth in the race, stands third with 176 points.

Bendsneyder took World Cup points on the same track last week at the Grand Prix of Europe, ending as fourteenth. In the first race of the season in Qatar, the driver of NTS RW Racing ended eleventh. Hes got 15 points now.

Motorsport: Moto3 driver Arbolino will compete in the World Cup

12.39: Motorbike driver Tony Arbolino won the Grand Prix of Valencia in the Moto3. The Italian was the fastest for the Spanish Sergio Garcia and Raul Fernandez in the race on the circuit in the Spanish city. For Arbolino, its the first win this season.

In the stand for the World Championship, Albert Arenas continues to take the lead. The Spaniard finished fourth and comes in the World Cup stand at 170 points. He ended with the Japanese Ai Ogura, who crossed the finish line eighth and now stands at 162 points. Arbolino, due to his victory, took third place in the stand. The Italian has 159 points.

Next weekend will be the last race of the season in Portugal.

Football: Ukraine sends home infected internationals

09.39 a.m.: Federal coach Andrei Shevchenko of the Ukrainian football team has sent home his four players infected with the coronavirus.

With the rest of his selection, the team takes on Tuesday against Switzerland in Lucerne, said the coach after the defeat (1-3) Saturday in Leipzig against Germany in the Nations League.

Four players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. One of them was top shooter Andrei Jarmollenko. It was equally uncertain whether the team could play against Germany, but after a subsequent test run all the other players tested negative, the match could continue. It was a nerve-wracking day, said Shevchenko. We no longer keep the infected players with the team. Theyre flying back to Kiev.

Germany took the lead in Group 4 of the A-Division in the Nations League. Ukraine state third.