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Matteo Crestan Brings Mini-Rugby To Poor Neighborhoods In Mozambique

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A new adventure in Mozambique awaits the 24-year-old Matteo Crespan from Treviso. Passionate about rugby since he was ten years old, he will fly to the African continent on January 12 to teach mini-rugby. A project that combines sport with social issues and that will involve the children of one of the poorest and most deprived working-class neighborhoods of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.

The club where he will teach is called RugBio Manoanine and was founded by Milanese Irene Bellamio who has lived there for seven years. After having been part of the Treviso club Ruggers Tarvisium for ten years, Matteo moved to France four years ago, where he attended the Stade Touolousain Academie and then coached players between the ages of 8 and 15 at the Stade Touolousain. Today, as then, young people want to get out of their comfort zone to have different experiences and then build social projects with rugby in the future.

What are the social projects you will carry out in Mozambique as a coach?

Rugby will be a social tool to give children a moment of leisure and joy. I will work both with kids who want to play rugby as a sport, and with those who tend not to go to school and who are therefore encouraged to at least continue to attend extra-curricular activities. The goal is to prevent them from dropping out of education and roaming around the neighborhood. There will therefore be a schedule of training sessions during the week both with the day school kids and with those of the RugBio Manoanine club teams in the evening.

I will also be the coach of an Under 16 women’s team within a project that the club developed two years ago with the aim of encouraging women’s empowerment. In the first part of the year I will mainly deal with these activities, intervening on pedagogy and education in mini-rugby and women’s rugby. In this context, I will help educators to make matches more attractive by bringing some of the lessons I learned in France. In the second part of the year I will continue to work in the club but I will also lend a hand to the A15 men’s national team of Mozambique during rallies, tournaments and competitions»

Why Did You Choose to go to Mozambique?

Before trying to coach in the championships and in the over 18 competitions, I wanted to undertake an experience that would allow me to enrich myself and to pass on to other kids what I had learned in these years in France. In November 2021 the Stade Touolousain had offered me to get out of my comfort zone and to work on some of their social projects in Madagascar and Guadeloupe.

However, I would still have lived in a more western climate and atmosphere. Instead, I wanted to go to a developing country that would have enriched me more from a human point of view and that one day could have given me the right tools to work in the world of sport and social affairs by combining them together. A friend of mine from Treviso told me that she had spent a month in the RugBio Manoanine club in Mozambique and she intrigued me. I then contacted the founder Irene Bellamio and explained to her that I wanted to develop some social projects through rugby with the kids. My offer was well received.”

Doesn’t the idea of living for a year in a country with a lifestyle very different from the European one scare you?
Right now I just really want to leave because I feel ready to undertake this experience. I don’t know what concretely awaits me but I know that I won’t be alone also because I organized myself in advance and made contact with some local people who will guide me. I also know that I will also be able to count on the emotional and sporting help of some people I met in Treviso and in France».

How Did Your Family And Friends React When You Decided to Embark on This New Adventure?

Four years ago I was the first among my friends to leave and later some of them also moved abroad, some to Belgium, some to Chile, some to Spain. I launched a positive wave and I hope to be able to do it again this time. For my family it is a not insignificant sentimental and emotional investment since I will return to Italy as soon as January 2024, but they are proud of what I am doing and of the path I have taken since I left at the age of 20 to go to France and they therefore support my project».

What Will You do Instead Once You Return to Italy?

The experience in Mozambique will certainly mark me. I don’t exclude the possibility of returning to Toulouse where they have already proposed me to return or even to Treviso where, thanks to Ruggers Tarvisium, I still met my greatest friends who I still hear and see when I return to Italy. Now I just want to enjoy my experience and help people who were born and raised in more disadvantaged situations and who perhaps know how to live the little things with more joy».

This article is originally published on corrieredelveneto.corriere.it

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PSG: Parisian Return Dream For Spain

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Long removed from the Spanish selection, Sergio Ramos could know very big news today. The Paris Saint-Germain central defender has been very serious since the start of the season and he could now reap the fruits of his labor, he who had suffered a long calf injury.

Paris Saint-Germain emerged from a 7-0 victory over Pays de Cassel in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. This is the third time this season that Christophe Galtier’s team has managed to score so many goals in a match, after the 7-1 against LOSC in the league and the 7-2 against Maccabi Haïfa in the Ligue des Champions. With this victory, PSG is qualified for the round of 16 where it will find Olympique de Marseille for the 2nd Classic of this fiscal year 2022/2023.

Autumn champion, Paris Saint-Germain is only 3 points ahead of its runner-up RC Lens. With 47 points, the Parisians managed a very big first part of the season in Ligue 1, with a record of 15 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Great news recently fell concerning one of Galtier’s players, enough to motivate him to attack a second part of the season which will be busy in Paris.

Luis de la Fuente in Favor of Ramos’ Return

According to information reported by the AS newspaper, the new coach of the Spanish national team Luis de la Fuente will soon meet Sergio Ramos to discuss the prospect of his return to La Roja! A moment eagerly awaited by the central defender of Paris Saint-Germain who had a very bad time not being called up for selection with Luis Enrique, he who missed the last World Cup in which he could have participated.

Spain have just inherited Italy in the draw for the Final 4 of the League of Nations which takes place this Wednesday. Sergio Ramos could therefore make his return 2 years later, he who had played his last match in the red jersey against Kosovo on March 31, 2021. Better still, the legend of Real Madrid could even be entrusted with the role of captain of the club. team by Luis de la Fuente, who has a lot of consideration for the Parisian number 4. Author of 2092 minutes played in a total of 26 games with Paris this season, Ramos shows his ability to play at the highest level at almost 37 years old.

This article is originally published on score.fr

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Today’s Transfer Market Updates: January 16

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Lots of news on this Monday of the transfer market. From Nicola’s bench in the balance, to the sensational victory of Atalanta over Salernitana for 8-2. Market bombs involving Inter and Barcelona, engaged in an exchange. Today’s news will make fans dream!

Mychailo Mudryk to Chelsea

Here we go! The transfer of the Ukrainian player, as already anticipated yesterday, is now official. An exhibition operation, the one that led the Shakhtar striker to wear the Blues shirt. He had already distinguished himself as a promising profile and thus convinced the Chelsea management that the English team decided to shell out 100 million euros and thus beat the competition from Arsenal, who went so far as to offer 70 million euros as a basis fixed and more than 25 million in bonuses, which are not always easy to achieve, as reported by the transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano. The boy’s will has always pushed the negotiation towards a transfer to Arsenal, but the Blues have been very convincing, both with the rich contract offered to the player, but also with the important commissions that will be paid to the boy’s agents. And then there are the requests from Shakhtar to consider, who immediately made it clear that they only wanted to listen to offers starting from a base of 100 million. When Mychajlo realized that Arsenal’s offer was already the maximum of their possibilities, he accepted the Chelsea court. The Ukrainian footballer binds to Chelsea until 2030, a very long contract, which protects the growth of the footballer, who will immediately have the opportunity to take the field and demonstrate his real value.

Bomb From Spain: Exchange Depay – Correa!

Sensational indiscretion from Spain, where many newspapers describe a very advanced negotiation between Barcelona and Inter, engaged in an equal exchange, which would bring Memphis Depay to Milan and Joaquin Correa to Barcelona. A negotiation that would make many fans happy and certainly both clubs. The Dutchman Depay’s contract is about to expire and the limited playing time that Xavi has given him so far suggests that the management will hardly be willing to offer him a renewal. Very good reason to help Memphis find new accommodation right away. There have been many polls, especially from second tier Premier League clubs. A few days later Manchester United came forward, for what would have been a sensational comeback. However, the English club has moved on to other objectives, making Weghorst official. Atletico Madrid have also come forward for the player, having to replace Joao Felix, who is on loan at Chelsea. However, contacts with Barça have shown that, under current conditions, the negotiation cannot take off.

As for Inter, Correa has absolutely not convinced. Last season he was tormented by physical problems, while this year he had much less. Different situation but the performance of the Tucu has never been positive. Performance that led the Nerazzurri management to consider a possible transfer. The investment made to convince Lotito and bring Joaquin to the Nerazzurri was important, but Tucu has never convinced. And taking a look at Inzaghi’s attack, we immediately understand why the arrival of Depay cannot be excluded: Lukaku tormented by injuries, Dzeko who cannot always play as a starter and then Correa who is not convincing. Depay at Inter would be a reinforcement of no small value and Correa at Barcelona would be a good chance to find a different audience, which possibly doesn’t boo, unlike the Nerazzurri.

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Verona: Hongla can leave. Salernitana and Cremonese strongly interested in the player. Ballardini signs with Cremonese until 2024. Inter have not yet received any official request for Marcelo Brozovic. Nicola in the balance, the granata management did not take the defeat against Atalanta well.

This article is originally published on calciodangolo.com

 

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Leeds Sign Hoffenheim Forward Georginho Rutter For Record £35.5m

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Leeds broke transfer record to sign striker Georginio Rutter from Hoffenheim for £35.5m.

The deal follows negotiations between the two clubs earlier this week, with the France Under-21 international’s transfer topping the club’s record transfer fee of £27million paid for Rodrygo from Valencia in August 2020.

Rutter, 20, has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract at Elland Road, until the summer of 2028.

A glimpse of what Leeds can expect from new signing Rutter
Tell Sky Sports News: “There is a lot of emotion today. It’s an important day. I am very happy to be here and very excited to start.

“I run and I bring a lot of energy to the field. I like to dribble and play beautifully, score goals and get assists. I hope [I can get the goals that take Leeds up the table]. ”

Rutter has scored twice in 17 games in all competitions for Hoffenheim this season and has a record tally of 11 goals in 64 appearances for the Bundesliga side.

He is Leeds’ second clean signing in January after bringing in Austrian defender Max Wober from Red Bull Salzburg for £11m.

Rutter is not eligible to play Wednesday’s FA Cup third round replay with Cardiff City, but will be introduced to the crowd before kick-off at Elland Road.

He could make his Leeds debut in the Premier League home game against Brentford on Sunday January 22, live Sky Sports.

Jesse Marsh’s side are 14th in the Premier League, two points above the relegation zone, after Friday night’s loss to Aston Villa.

This article is originally published on algeriemondeinfos.com

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