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Formula 1 triple-header due to 2018 FIFA World Cup final

first_imgFormula One decided to pack five European races into six weeks on its 2018 calendar because organisers wanted to avoid a clash with the World Cup final in Russia, chairman Chase Carey said on Tuesday.The 21-race calendar was published by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Monday with grands prix in France, Austria and Britain taking place on successive weekends on June 24, July 1 and 8.Races in Germany and Hungary will also be held on July 22 and 29.The 2018 World Cup final will take place at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on July 15.”Every year there is always a unique thing we’re playing around and next year it has got this unique event, the World Cup final,” Carey said at an FIA Sport Conference in Geneva.”So part of the schedule of having three (races) in a row was because we did not think it was ideal for a promoter to have an event (go) head-to-head with the World Cup final.”Carey said Formula One management had discussed the situation with promoters before deciding to hold the unprecedented triple-header.”We made sure with our partners that it was manageable,” he added. “I think everybody thought that was manageable and within that schedule (we) did preserve the four-week break in August.”The 2018 calendar has one more race than this year’s due to the return of France, after a 10-year absence, and Germany while Malaysia departs.China and Singapore were both listed with asterisks against them, as subject to confirmation with the commercial rights holder, but Carey said there was no concern about those races not happening.advertisementHe also did not expect the draft calendar to change, as was the case in past years when former supremo Bernie Ecclestone drew it up.”It’s just the reality of having agreements that have come up. We’re negotiating new agreements, we’re having good, constructive discussions, and expect to get there,” Carey said of the two Asian races.”We don’t expect it to be 19, we expect it to be 21. We wouldn’t have put it out if we didn’t expect it to be 21, but the reality is we don’t have a completed agreement.”last_img read more

PSG edge past Atletico Madrid in International Champions Cup thriller

first_imgParis Saint-Germain and Atleico Madrid played out a five-goal thriller in Singapore with the French champions ultimately edging past the Spanish side in a International Champions Cup match.Atletico’s young players stood upto the task and came from behind to level the scoring 2-2 but ultimately failed to do one better or hold onto a draw as Virgiliu Postolachi scored late to earn a victory for PSG.PSG’ French midfielder Christopher Nkunku struck first in the 32nd minute, punishing the Atletico defence for a poor clearance from the area.The Spanish team squandered chances to draw level before the intermission and again in the early stages of the second half, which came with a price.PSG post-match reactions following Monday’s win over @atletienglish! #ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/yPqYPK58rOParis Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 30, 2018Vietto missed a great chance shortly before the break, when he had the goal at his mercy, but PSG defender Kevin Rimane’s leg blocked his shot.The Parisian side doubled their lead in the 72nd minute thanks to French midfielder Moussa Diaby, who scored after PSG’s young forward Timothy Weah of the United States took advantage of an imprecise pass from a defender.Three minutes later, Atletico Madrid scored their first goal as Victor Mollejo converted from a corner.The Rojiblancos’ rally seemed complete when PSG midfielder Antoine Bernede scored an own goal, deflecting a cross from Atletico forward Borja Garces into the net in the 86th [email protected] joy after Postolachi’s stoppage-time stunner#ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/qgwQaROVQoadvertisementParis Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 30, 2018Just when it looked like the match was on its way to a penalty shootout, Postolachi scored from outside the area three minutes into stoppage time to seal the win.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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