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But Selec?o didn’t even qualify for the 2017 edition giving them no chance of making the 2017 U-17 World Cup Like Portugal Italy too have a poor record of appearing at the U-17 World Cups Italy have made the cut only seven times out of 17 and have never crossed the quarter-final stage This is the second consecutive edition that Italy will miss after failing to qualify for the 2015 event in Chile However unlike Portugal Italy did qualify for the 2017 UEFA European Championships but exited the tournament at the group stage A semi-final place was the need of the hour and the Italians fell well short of that The Azzurri have never been too well-known for having highly successful youth teams The Italians have no World title at the junior level and in fact have fallen well short of it on most occasions Their U-20 team’s third place finish at the World Cup recently is their best at all the junior levels Often having teams valuing more than the sum of its parts the Italians will take pride in their four World Cups at the senior level After all success of junior teams hardly matters if it isn’t translated to success at the senior level Just ask Nigeria Perennial underachievers Netherlands who are often favourites going into the main World Cups only to not win it also won’t be a part of Friday’s draw for the U-17 World Cup group stages With qualification for the tournament a tough task for European teams Netherlands have managed to qualify for the competition just three times in the past They bagged third place in their debut campaign in 2005 but were knocked out of the group stages in 2009 and 2011 The Netherlands have a dismal record in the U-20 World Cups too where they have never reached the semi-final stage However despite their poor record at the youth levels the Oranje came fairly close to booking a ticket to India In the 2017 U-17 European Championships the Netherlands were knocked out by Germany in the quarter-finals The semi-finalists automatically qualified for the U-17 World Cup and the fifth and final team was going to be among the beaten quarter-finalists The Oranje though due to their poor showing in the group stage where they managed just one win failed to make the cut for the World Cup play-off which took place between the two best losers from the quarter-finals Netherlands were the third best in that race With the senior team failing to qualify for the 2016 Euros and struggling to make it to the World Cup next year Dutch football is enduring tough times The effect can be seen on it’s junior teams as well who are struggling to make big tournaments The absence of these teams may take the sheen off the tournament a bit but there will be enough big guns on show at the 2017 U-17 World Cup So as the draw for the competition takes place on Friday a few mouthwatering clashes are sure to be thrown up despite the absence of these heavyweights that rule world football By: PTI | Panaji | Updated: September 2 2016 7:28 pm For the third edition of the ISL Zico decided to keep faith in Lucimar Ferreira da Silva (Source: FCGOAin) Top News World Cup and UEFA Champions League winning central defender Lucimar Ferreira da Silva has been re-signed by FC Goa as the marquee player for the third edition of the Indian Super League Consistency was the key for head coach Zico who decided to retain the spine of the team which reached the finals of the second edition of the ISL Popularly known as Lucio he had won the treble (Seria A UEFA Champions League and Coppa Italia) in 2010 under present Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho after strong performances in the heart of the defence for Internazionale in Italy He also played for Bayer Leverkusen and German giants Bayern Munich prior to joining Inter Along with his strong showing for his club Lucio was a mainstay in the Brazil national team with 105 appearances at the heart of the defence scoring four goals in the process and helping Brazil to win the 2002 World Cup having played every minute of the competition He joined the ISL in 2015 when he signed for FC Goa to play under Zico The coach had thrown the captain’s armband to Lucio primarily due to his wealth of experience playing football in Europe and South America Alongside Martinique powerhouse Gregory Arnolin Lucio was one of the main reasons for FC Goa’s superb run to the finals of the ISL in 2015 His aerial prowess and ability to intercept were key attributes in making him one of the fittest marquee players of the second edition of the tournament He regularly stopped opposition attacks in their tracks and started attacking moves of his own for his side For the third edition of the ISL Zico decided to keep faith in the 38-year-old player Lucio will be looking to lead his team to the final once more in 2016 and go all the way this year in his second attempt at the title “I am very happy to sign for FC Goa once again We had a good tournament last year and I hope to make FC Goa champions this year Consistency is the key for us and I am sure that we will do well once again this year under Zico’s leadership It is important to train hard and put in 100 per cent effort on the field in order to get maximum results I hope to make the fans of Goa proud this year” he said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: April 27 2016 1:06 pm Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he was “so happy” to see actor Manoj Bajpayee who was promoting his upcoming reality-based film “Traffic” here Related News Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he was “so happy” to see actor Manoj Bajpayee who was promoting his upcoming reality-based film “Traffic” The “Chennai Express” star paid a surprise visit to Manoj who “thanked” SRK for “dropping by” “Thanks for dropping by Shah Rukh Khan quite a surprise for the media present there God bless you” Manoj tweeted on Tuesday (April 26) night Thanks for dropping by @iamsrk quite a surprise for the media present theregod bless you http://tco/Z5xJjZIt8r — Manoj Bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) April 26 2016 The 50-year-old superstar replied by saying: “Was so happy to see you my man” Was so happy to see you my man http://tco/RAiGDHtHHr — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 26 2016 Read More “Traffic” is an emotional thriller based on a road trip from Mumbai to Pune The story revolves around transportation of a heart for a heart transplant case chasing a strict deadline During the mission the characters face numerous difficulties and traffic being one of them Directed by late Rajesh Pillai produced by Deepak Dhar of Endemol India and presented by Foxstar Studios “Traffic” also stars Jimmy Sheirgill Divya Dutta and Sachin Khedekar Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Buenos Aires | Published: April 13 2017 2:14 pm Gustavo Poyet is well aware that China’s ultimate goal in turning the Super League into a top level competition Top News Shanghai Shenhua manager Gustavo Poyet has been pleasantly surprised by the standard of the Chinese Super League during his first season at the club the Uruguayan told Reuters The former Sunderland Real Betis and AEK Athens boss arrived at Shenhua earlier this year as part of a wave of high-profile coaches and players flooding into the CSL China hopes the influx will ultimately raise the standards of the local game to level of the elite but Poyet said the Chinese already played the game at a high tempo with their sights always on the opposition goal “I have been well surprised there’s a lot of dynamic the matches a quite open lots of attacking counter-attacking” Poyet said in a telephone interview “You don’t see teams that only want to defend from what I’ve seen so far” the 49-year-old added “They think a lot about attacking I don’t see a difference with the modern footballer anywhere else in the world That’s a personal impression having been in England Spain Greece and here” True to his Uruguayan roots Poyet has been concerned that his team also defend well though even if he thinks he is battling an international trend “There is a worldwide tendency among the young there are very few who want to defend and for me defence is part of the game” he said “I’m lucky here in Shanghai in having defenders of a certain age who are first of all defenders who are helping me to defend” Settling into a new and different country is something Poyet his marquee Argentine forward Carlos Tevez and other imports from the football heartlands of Europe and South America have had to face – and not just in their personal lives “One thinks that because (Tevez) is quality he’s going to come here and make the difference” said Poyet who played in midfield for Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur and Real Zaragoza and won the 1995 Copa America with Uruguay “But the rhythm the style counter-attack after counter-attack is complicated you’ve got to adapt slot into the good counter-attacks somehow because if not you go crazy” NEW ERA Poyet said the initial boom period when players of the calibre of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka went to China at the end of their careers has been overtaken by a new era with players being brought into the league in their prime He cited the example of 25-year-old Brazil forward Oscar who joined local rivals Shanghai SIPG from Chelsea around the same time as Tevez joined Shenhua “If this plan can be maintained it can become a spectacular league” he said “It will be watched by the whole world and today it is already being seen much more than last year now it is broadcast in South America England and as more leading players come here the more it will get watched” Poyet is well aware that China’s ultimate goal in turning the Super League into a top level competition is to get the national team to a standard where it will qualify regularly for the World Cup finals Although Guangzhou Evergrande have won the Asian Champions League twice in the last five years China have qualified only once for the World Cup in 2002 They lost all three matches without scoring a goal in South Korea 15 years ago and hopes Marcello Lippi’s side might reach the 2018 finals in Russia have already all but disappeared “The ACL is one of the goals but I think the main goal is the national team more than the clubs which is more local” he said “As a country what China wants is for the national team to qualify for the World Cup in a natural and constant way and they only got there once some time ago “And for that they need the league to improve to be more competitive and that good players emerge constantly to the benefit of the national team” Poyet has long digested February’s shock loss at home to Brisbane Roar in an ACL playoff round when Shenhua went behind after only two minutes and lost 2-0 “What really hurt was the pile of inventions that came from it” Poyet said “Especially an Italian journalist who wrote that Tevez was leaving and they could kick me out because there was a clause in my contract that said they could if we lost that match … “It was shameful” With Shenhua 11th in the 16 team league with one win in four games Poyet has plenty of work to do if he is to achieve the season’s second objective to qualify for next year’s ACL “directly if we can” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: May 18 2016 3:39 am Patidar leader Lalji Patel Related News The Gujarat High Court Tuesday summoned Mehsana police along with their investigation papers and police station diary in connection with the FIR filed against Sardar Patel Group (SPG) convener Lalji Patel Justice B N Karia kept the matter for further hearing on May 31 The court also removed the name of Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel and Home Minister Rajni Patel from the list of respondents stating that they were not necessary parties in the case The plea had sought a probe by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) into the violence during the Jail Bharo agitation to demand quota for Patidars recently Lalji Patel along with over 20 others was arrested last month after the court arrest movement turned violent in Mehsana After his arrest he moved Gujarat HC demanding independent probe against him “Gujarat police can’t act impartially independently and fearlessly” he alleged Currently he is lodged in Mehsana Jail in judicial custody Share This Article Related Article Demanding an investigation by SIT Lalji Patel alleged in the petition that “he has serious doubt about the integrity of the concerned police officers… These police officers are acting at the behest of the chief minister and the home minister…” In the court public prosecutor R C Kodekar and Lalji Patel’s lawyer B M Mangukia had a heated argument While questioning the maintainability of the petition Kodekar said that the petitioner’s lawyer should first read the law of the land before moving the court “The petitioner (Patel) is an accused who has levelled bald allegations against the Gujarat Chief Minister and Home Minister Despite being an accused he is demanding a separate investigation There is no such law that gives an accused the right to demand an investigation by his favourite agencies Also police investigation has not even completed yet” Kodekar told the court He added that an accused can seek further probe only after the investigation was completed Justice Karia while directing the state government to place all the records of the case papers on May 31 ordered “There are serious allegations made against the respondent nos 5 (CM) and 6 (MoS)” The order states “At this juncture this court deems fit that the respondents no 5 and 6 are not necessary parties and therefore requires to be deleted…” For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Smriti Sharma Vasudeva | Chandigarh | Published: September 17 2012 1:32 am Related News Failing to act on the special audit report submitted around nine months agothe UT Administration is finally set to take criminal action against six officials involved in the embezzlement of funds amounting to Rs 265 lakh detected last year at the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) The embezzlement was detected by a special audit team which had submitted its report on December 23 last year As per sourcesDeputy Commissioner Mohammad Shayin has recently cleared the file pertaining to the audit report and directed the RLA authorities to get an FIR registered against six persons two employees of the Department of UT press who were on deputation to the RLA and four Data Entry Operators (DEOs) working there As per the ordersthe FIR is to be lodged against Bhupinder and Gurvinderboth regular employees of the UT pressbesides four DEOsnamely NeeruVinodParveen and Sumit InterestinglyBhupinder along with Neeru and Vinod were also named in the first scam of Rs 56 lakh at RLA which led to the then Deputy Commissioner ordering the special audit by a three-member committee In the first scaman FIR was registered against 10 DEOs whose services were terminated In the second scamthe services of all the four data entry operators stand terminated and both accountantsBhupinder and Gurvinderwere sent back to their parent department recently The report of the special audit had revealed a scam worth about Rs 265 lakhadding more fuel to the already raging fire over a previous embezzlement worth around Rs 56 lakh reported in October last The modus operandi of the employees was not to deposit the money earned on counters they were assigned to and not making consequent entries in the registers as well Instead of being deposited into the treasury of the UT administrationthe money was being pocketed The embezzlement had come to light during the nine-day special audit of the department accounts from April 12010to October 312011 As per recordsRs 265 lakh were not deposited with the treasury by the RLA department during the financial year 2010-2011 When contactedParshuram KavleUT Registration and Licensing Authority-cum-SDM (South)said? three of these teams didn’t qualify for the finals with Italy being the only one to make the cut. 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