Football in Argentina stands still for Ortega/ MUNDIAL MORNINGS

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Argentinian footballer Emanuel Ortega has died two weeks
after striking his head against a brick wall whilst playing for San Martín de
Burzaco against Juventud Unida in a Primera C match.


Its absurd to think these objects stand that close to the
field but many stadiums in the country are separated with barriers and fences.

The Argentinian Football Association has confirmed all clubs
anonymously agreed to halt domestic football.

The governing body’s president Luis Segura has avoided
discussions over safety measures.

 “One shouldn’t play, out of respect for the magnitude
of the tragedy. I don’t think anyone is in the mood to think about a football
match.”

Segura deflected questions about stadium security and
safety. “Today is not the time to think about taking [safety] measures,” he
said. “We’ll see afterwards.”

Ferlauto also absolved
the Juventud Unida player for his part in the incident, assuring that “there
was no intent,” but he strongly questioned the safety of having a wall so
close to the sideline.

“The wall is just
a metre from the line. It’s crazy, there’s no protection. The security measures
are taken thinking about the fans, and the fence is so high so that they can’t
throw stones, but something are more important.

"It’s a
disgrace.”

 


A heartfelt letter
from Ortega in 2012 describes football as his life

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“Perhaps I won’t
ever play football professionally,” he wrote. “Maybe I will, or maybe
as an amateur, but when I go for each ball I am going to die, when my legs say
STOP, my heart says CONTINUE.

"The difference
between me and professionals is that when my boots break, I don’t change them,
I spent all night tidying them up and gluing them back together so I can play
again because it is what I love.

"Football is my
LIFE, not only a past-time, it is what makes me forget everything else, and I
will give my life for it.

"The day that I
can’t play anymore, that is where my life ends.”



 



 

FOOTBALL VICTORIOUS- SPANISH STRIKE SUSPENDED BY HIGH COURT

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 The high court has overruled a decision to suspend the
League despite the Spanish Football Federation announcing that domestic
football would come to a halt as of tomorrow.


The dispute began over the distribution of television money
which involved the Spanish government.  

The league will commence as normal, as Barcelona go up
against current champions Atletico Madrid to seal the La Liga title.

Despite the Spanish Football Federation announcing the
suspension of the league due to an ongoing dispute with the government,
football will continue as normal.

GARETH BALE EDGING CLOSER TO TRANSFER

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 Gareth Bale is under strong transfer speculations following
more abuse hurled at him by Real Madrid fans.

The Welshman struggled up front for chances but still
believes his overall performance is satisfactory.

“There have been some ups and downs but I feel
personally I have played well but not scored as many chances, important
chances, as I like but my general play has been good,” he said.

The attacking midfielder is apparently fed up with his
treatment by the fans after his car was once again vandalized as he left the
Bernabeu on Wednesday.

John Richardson has told an MUTV broadcast that he thinks a
summer switch to Manchester United is on the cards.

“I think it’s almost a done deal to be honest,” he
revealed. “I know somebody very close to Gareth Bale and the public are
not hearing the real thing. He’s very unhappy there and he’s unhappy with his
treatment.”

REAL MADRID FANS ABUSE BALE AFTER UCL CLASH




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By ARI CHARILAOU

Ari Charilaou