LNTUP 5 Hot Topics of the Day By the date 26th Oct 2017
The 5 Hot Topics of the day are:
1.Now football is under attack.
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) October 24, 2017
Supporters of the terrorist group Islamic State has allegedly started targetting 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia. According to Site Intelligence Group, sympathizers of the Islamic State have been putting out posts threatening the event repeatedly, the most glaring of which is a doctored image of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi. The image shows Messi standing behind bars with blood coming out of his eyes. Needless to say, the image is a doctored one and is only one of the many images of Messi available online.
2.Only One league in India.
Asian Football Confederation General Secretary Dato’ Windsor made it clear that the simultaneous running of the Indian Super League and I-League this season was just a stop-gap arrangement and the two will be merged together.
“It’s not a question of what we are favouring or not. It’s in the AFC Constitution that one country should have one league. We just gave provision (for two leagues) for a transition period. That’s all,” Windsor told reporters at the Saltlake Stadium on the sidelines of the England-Brazil FIFA Under-17 World Cup semifinal.
3. New manager for the Fox.
Leicester City have named Frenchman Claude Puel as their manager, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
Former Southampton boss Puel replaced Craig Shakespeare who was sacked last week with Leicester, the 2016 English champions, third bottom of the table.
“It’s a great privilege to become the new manager of Leicester City – a club whose values and ambitions are closely aligned to my own,” the 56-year-old Puel said on the club website.
4. 5-4 win in the penalties for Bayern.
Sven Ulreich saved former teammate Timo Werner’s penalty in a shootout to send Bayern Munich through to the third round of the German Cup at Leipzig’s expense on Wednesday.
With the game deadlocked at 1-1 after extra time, both sides’ players converted their spot-kicks until Ulreich, who had been Werner’s teammate at Stuttgart, guessed correctly. He stopped the Germany forward’s shot from reaching the bottom right corner to give Bayern a 5-4 win on penalties.
5. Carabao Cup drama.
Premier League strugglers West Ham United came back from two goals down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 at Wembley Stadium to move into the League Cup quarter-finals in exhilarating style on Wednesday.
“We deserved it and of course we are delighted and it is a big boost for us,” said Bilic whose future has been the subject of speculation.