FIFA Ballon d’Or. Lewandowski does not apologize for voting for Ronaldo

I am aware of who they voted, and I’m not going to apologize for it! Copy, paste and so the rumor is born – wrote Tuesday night on Twitter, Robert Lewandowski. Earlier, the media reported that the Polish captain apologized to the club colleague Manuel Neuer for voting for someone else
– Selection of Ronaldo was a mistake on my part. But voted in August, today I would choose differently. I’m so sorry, „Manu” – said Lewandowski quoted by „Kicker”. Pole but misses to the right. He could not vote in August, as the list of nominees was announced until 28 October. Then began voting, which lasted until 21 November.

So we wrote on Tuesday afternoon, similar texts appeared in other sports media.

From the „Kicker” you can learn, too, that the Pole had a conversation on the choice made by myself with Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer.

Now Lewandowski exercised his Twitter account to correct – perhaps people found cited – statement.

„Platini is a mob boss, and Blatter …”. The penalty for the agent Polish footballer

The next time a football manager should bite your tongue before you say what he will bring into saliva.

Reprimanded after Bartosz Salamon pocket agent and Zlatan Ibrahimović – Mino Raioli. Italy has been fined 5,000 Swiss francs for vulgar comments about FIFA and UEFA.

Furthermore, it must cover the costs of the disciplinary proceedings in the amount of one thousand Swiss francs – we read in today’s „Daily Mail”.
The case dragged on since October 2012, when Raiola saw the list of names of players nominated for FIFA Ballon d’Or and began to demolish it one time already, in turn, are missing out on the Ibrahimovic.

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FIFA and UEFA are one and the same ments **. Their actions can be compared to a criminal organization, are steeped in corruption – he concluded.

He then attacked the presidents of both associations.

Sepp Blatter is a mad dictator. A Michel Platini behaves like a mafia boss – he said.

5,000 francs fine for such statements is punishment enough in your opinion?

Champions League. Borussia game of life

Although no one saw it coming, first beat Bayern at home and then in Europe, Real and Manchester City. After a goalless draw in Malaga for the first time will have to deal with the role of favorite

Under the pressure of Jürgen Klopp team in the Champions League was not yet. When he started the match against Ajax, we all remember last season, finished in last place in the group, with Olympiacos Piraeus. It was difficult to require them to victories over Real Madrid and Manchester City, there would be a sensation if the 1/8 finals was not able to Shakhtar Donetsk. Now it is considered to be a strong Borussia favorite.

A week ago has created a lot of chances for goals, with better performance after a quarter of an hour to secure a semi-final game. I ended up goalless draw, now give her a promotion every victory. Fans will be required, because dortmundczycy previous four matches Champions League home win, he scored the only goal Cristiano Ronaldo.

Pressure gave rise to the circumstances. Returns to the first eleven most important defender Mats Hummels, perhaps the healing can wing Jakub Blaszczykowski recent groin, which rallies a week ago was missing. In Malaga suspended for the card runs out of Wellington and assistant captain Manuel Iturry, from Saturday the players are working without a coach. Manuel Pellegrini flew to Chile for the funeral of his father, only to reach Dortmund on Tuesday.

Borussia has promoted Malaga – maybe.

For Klopp and most of his players the night grows to the most important of his career. 46-year-old coach deserved success in the country to the Spanish press considered him a candidate for the head of Real Madrid dressing room, and English – Chelsea. But I need a spectacular success in Europe. Falling from weakened financial problems torn sixth team will extend the way the Spanish league at the Santiago Bernabeu and Stamford Bridge.

In the same way footballers should think. From matched to Barcelona Hummels also planning to change the club’s Robert Lewandowski. Polish striker every goal in the Champions League build brand, raises its price, it works on a higher salary. In this edition went five times more effective only Burak Yilmaz, Leo Messi (after 8 goals) and Ronaldo (9).

Borussia failure does not explain fatigue – were eliminated from the national cup in February, Germany lost the championship a few months ago, a place on the podium Bundesliga has long been uncertain. On Saturday, Augsburg (4-2) staged Klopp players recognized only by regulars matches reserves. For Jonas Hofmann and Leonardo Bittencourt was the first appearance in the starting XI. The whole match on the bench including przesiedzieli Lukasz Piszczek and Ilkay Gundogan, Lewandowski played 38 minutes.

The weekend also rested star Malaga, while rival was fourth in the league Sociedad. After the 1:3 defeat a team from the Costa del Sol loses to a place in the qualifying game giving LM four points. And really a lot more, because due to financial arrears excluded UEFA team of the European Cup next season. Sports arbitration court, which appealed to Spaniards, decides in June.

Match against Malaga will probably be the last in this season Champions League, in which Borussia will have to enter the favorite shoes. If the semi-finals as expected promoted Real, Barcelona and Bayern, regardless of the result of the lottery one of dortmundczyków not require victory.

Oscar Pistorius will leave jail on bail

South African disabled athlete Oscar Pistorius has been released from custody on bail – the court decided in Pretoria. Five-time Paralympic champion in the morning on Feb. 14 shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Prior to the decision, which was met with applause from the audience gathered Pistorius family, Judge Desmond Nair pointed out both the errors police officers working on the investigation, as well as the inconsistencies in the testimony of the accused.

To go free athlete must pay 113 thousand. U.S. dollar deposits (originally the judge set the amount to only 28 thousand. dollars) and twice a week to put in the police station.

Among the conditions set by Nair are also forbidden to leave Pretoria without the permission of a guardian assigned to him, putting all passports and their weapons, the prohibition of alcohol and drugs, niewracanie to your property and avoid contact with witnesses.

Pistorius on Tuesday heard a premeditated murder charge. Classification of the act has not been changed. The process will resume on June 4.

At the launch of an athlete from the beginning started three days ago, the trial prosecutor did not agree. Gerrie Nel representing it pointed out that there is a high probability that the athlete would try to escape from South Africa.

Warned that outbreaks of tears, which were often seen actors are not an expression of guilt.

– The only person to whom he is sorry, he is alone. Thoughts: I killed her and my career is over – emphasized.

Argument on whether to escape the main attorney objected to the 26-year-old player Barry Roux, on the grounds that his client – because of the huge popularity and move on dentures – will not be able to leave the country.

The prosecutor also called to treat athlete along with everyone and does not take into account its fame and disability.

Nell on Friday continued to try to prove that the shooting of a woman staying in the bathroom was on the part of the planned action Pistorius. Defense version athlete maintains that killed 29-year-old model by mistake, taking her for a burglar. Paraolimpijczyk fired through the closed door four times, three of which hit Steenkamp bullets in the head, shoulder and hip. He explained that he reached for the gun, because it was dark and he felt threatened.

Before the start of Friday’s meeting of the AMPI Louw, who in the past trained for many years Pistorius told reporters gathered in the court that if the athlete is released, it is possible that it will be back to practice. He added that he realizes that the recent events an athlete can not yet be emotionally ready to concentrate fully on running.

– This, however, would allow him to clear his mind. The earlier you start, the better – he stressed.

On Thursday Roux enumerated errors committed by police officers. He noted that so far the investigation leading Hilton Botha himself is accused of the attempted murder. In view of the uncertainties relating to the chief of police officer put in his place Vineshkumara Moonoo detective.

Previously, the defender also questioned the testimony of a witness who says he heard screams in the house before the shots were fired Pistorius. Roux warned that the person lives too far away to make her relationship deemed to be reliable.

Presenting the plan apartment on Wednesday, Nel said that despite the darkness athlete could not help noticing that Steenkamp is not in bed. And just such an argument Pistorius presented on Tuesday in a statement read out by a lawyer.

Botha said at the time that the bathroom found two phones iPhone, BlackBerry and bedroom two. None of them was used to call for help. The officer also reported finding ammunition for the pistol caliber 9 mm. According to him, Pistorius did not have a permit to possess such weapons, which was shot Steenkamp.

The policeman added that in the bedroom were also two boxes of testosterone and syringes. Roux said that they were herbal medicines. Nell reserved and that it was suggested that the athlete be applied.

Local media reported in recent days that the home of the famous paraolimpijczyka there have already been acts of violence, and the police at the scene found a bloody cricket bat. Information about blood traces contradicted the police and the defendant in a statement noted that he used it to balance the locked door to the bathroom, when he realized his mistake in.

The local press, which widely reported case Pistorius, suggests that the reason for the murder could be jealousy.

Pistorius is the first athlete in history, which occurred after limb amputation in the Olympic Games (in Beijing and London). He lost both his legs at the age of 11 months as a result of congenital defects. 15 July 2007, the IAAF NA meeting in Sheffield, starting on special prostheses competed as the first disabled athlete along with proficient athletes.

Lotus impressed by the race simulation, Boullier tones down the mood

On the third day of Formula 1 testing at the Circuit de Catalunya Team Lotus for the first time this year moved his race car simulation, which impressed the competition.

Romain Grosjean defeated the E21 model, 66 laps, changing tires just four times. Just because the new tires Pirelli Barcelona wears incredibly quickly – some drivers complain that works as it should, even by only one circle.

On one of the sets of Lotus managed to ride 24 laps yesterday, during which time hovering just over 1 minute and 29 seconds. Impressed with the pace car in black and gold, and how long he can sustain the life of the tire, is, among others. Nico Hulkenberg with Sauber.

„Lotus was very good.” – Said the German. „Not realized the same programs, and they have flooded the fuel used to Baku, but this (race simulation) was good. From what I remember, they were also strong here last winter, also in terms of stability of performance and care for the tires. Bearing in mind, I wore a rubber, (toll Grosjean) was good. ”
Grosjean Sam asked how he managed to overcome the distance race with only four sets of tires, said: „It was very, very hard! Tires are very degraded and after two laps passed by radio ‚tires are dead’. But I had to drive 66 wheels, so I gave it everything, I tried to adjust to the situation of his driving style. In addition, the conditions did not help. It’s cold, and it does not help the tires work. ”

Formula 1 paddock as Lotus shows this year as one of the fastest single lap also, but team boss Eric Boullier not fall into optimism.

„Sure I do not, but zadwolony yes.” – Said the Frenchman asked by AUTOSPORT about the service their feelings about the performance model E21.

Boullier is waiting for the last round of winter testing, to which most of the teams with cars will issue the first major package of improvements – including Lotus.
„Poverty have sensible amendments.” – Said the stable master. „For the next test they bring all structures in the specification of the Australian Grand Prix already, so we’ll see in a week, who is where. Then we will be able to stop and draw some conclusions. But the race is still in Melbourne „.

Meanwhile, Grosjean admitted that this year’s Lotus car runs better with the exhaust Coanda than last year because he was „under the” build, not only adjusted during the season.

„If last year we mounted exhaust Coanda, a car is not guided by the best. But when it introduced quite late, and the car is a little more designed around this solution, so that the high-speed corners behaves quite nice. „- Romain explained.

Grosjean: Lotus promotes Raikkonen on the name, but we will be treated equally

Romain Grosjean is confident that it has equal status with the Lotus team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, but admits that it is the face of the British Finn team.

In the 2012 season returning to F1 after a two year break former world champion Raikkonen finished third unexpectedly place overall and won the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. Grosjean for a change, but often showed strong pace, won for the stable almost three times fewer points, going from event to event.

Despite the fact that last year, by far inferior to your partner results, Grosjean is expected to start the season in 2013 with the same support team as Raikkonen. It’s hard to resist the impression that Lotus is given „Icemanowi” much more attention, but according to Romain does so only in order to take advantage of his popularity.

When asked whether it is in the shadow of Raikkonen, Grosjean said: „In terms of communication, yes.

„I mean, Kimi has had a very good season, he was once a champion of the world – it’s normal that the team promoted to his name. Last year we were treated equally, we had the same cars. It is normal that when Kimi has come out in the table in front of me and tried to gain total for the team good results, got all the best. But now everything starts all over again and I’m sure that if I was in front of him at the halfway point of the season, it will be different. ”

Grosjean also hopes that it will not be this year, discriminated against by the other drivers. When the Frenchman won the most conflict-player patch, rivals began to treat him coldly.

„If I rode well, not wikłał in collisions and obtain favorable results after 4-5 contest will see that I’m OK.” – Explained the 26-year-old. „Actually, they already know, know that in other series was winning the championship. Previous season, worked a little psychology. made a few mistakes, sometimes I had bad luck and came out of this great story. I was lucky that the crash at Spa hurt no one, but during that drove off after all not the same. Anyway, I made a lot of work to be change, and I see some things a little differently. „

Sauber ready to achieve a good result at Silverstone

Sauber driver for a few races sees his chance for a unique result in the Grand Prix at Silverstone. Kamui Kobayashi after the incident with the GP of Europe, the UK will have to deal with a penalty of five half shift boot, but does not lose optimism.

Kamui Kobayashi
„I look forward to this race, and my expectations are quite high. Silverstone is one of my favorite tracks. Our cars have always been good at medium and fast corners, but in the Sauber C31 also improved performance on slow curves, which means that we should not have problems with the new part of the track, which was introduced in 2010. Despite the fact that I would be punished, which throws me five places on the grid, I’m optimistic before the race. I believe that we have the potential to achieve something special in England. I hope also for a little more luck. ”

Sergio Perez
„I really like Silverstone. There was winning in Formula 3 and GP2, and also my performance last year in Formula 1 was a success. Crossed the finish in seventh place and that was my best result in 2011. Then it was a crazy race in difficult weather conditions at przesychającym track. I think that our car will be at ease at Silverstone and I’m going to fight for another podium finish. In my view at Silverstone ahead even more difficult than the Valencia, which is why the qualifications will have great importance in the task list. I need a better starting position than the last. I like fast and smooth curves, so this part of the track making big pleasure. Race at Silverstone Grand Prix is unique because of the fans and the atmosphere and for me personally. I lived in Oxford for three years and I have a large number of friends in England. „