Spanish FA draws criticism for Super Cup in Saudi Arabia
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Facing criticism from human rights groups, the president of Spain’s soccer federation defended the return of the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia as Real Madrid prepared to play Athletic Bilbao in Sunday's final. Amnesty International had asked the four teams that traveled to the mini-tournament to wear armbands to protest the suppression of women’s rights and attacks on the LGBTQ community in the country. No team did so in this week's semifinals, when Madrid beat Barcelona 3-2 in extra time and Bilbao rallied past Atlético Madrid 2-1.
The defending champion is beaten: Spain missed against Norway the premature entry into the semi-finals of the EM. © Provided by sport1.de defending champion beaten: Norway wrinkles Spain Nieder
Packing champion Spain has missed the premature entry into the semi-finals at the Handball European Championship in Hungary and Slovakia.
The current champion was defeated on Sunday evening in Bratislava to the EM-Third Norway 23:27 (11:14) and cashed the first EM defeat after cross-trip over 17 wins in a row. (Data: Schedules and Results of the Handball EM)
Suspended game in Spain resumes without injured player
MADRID (AP) — The Copa del Rey match suspended after an object was thrown from the stands was completed Sunday behind closed doors and without the Sevilla player hit in the head in what the club called an “appalling attack.” Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordán was doing well but did not play in Sevilla's 2-1 loss to Real Betis in a match that restarted in the 40th minute with the score tied at 1-1 from Saturday. Betis reached the quarterfinals with the victory at home.
The main round group 2, in which Germany has no chance to progress against Sweden after 21:25, now controls an exciting final in the fight for participation in medal games in Budapest too. Both the Spaniards and Vice World Champion Sweden and Norway have 6: 2 points in the account before the last matchday. (Data Tables of the Handball EM)
Canada's Combaluzier captures silver at World Para Snow Sports Championships
Toronto alpine skier Katie Combaluzier continued her impressive performance in her first major competition with a silver medal on Monday in the women’s sitting super combined event at World Para Snow Sports Championship in Lillehammer, Norway. Toronto alpine skier Katie Combaluzier continued her impressive performance in her first major competition with a silver medal on Monday in the women's sitting super combined event at World Para Snow Sports Champi Combaluzier, who turns 28 on Tuesday, also earned bronze in the downhill last Friday.
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during Sweden and Norway on Tuesday (20.30) in direct duel meet, the Spaniards kick a few hours previously (15.30 clock) against Poland. The Poles had the chance in the first victory in the main round on Sunday in the first game of the day in the Slovak capital at the 29:29 (13:12) against Russia. (News: Everything important to Handball)
Poland and Russia, on Tuesday (18.00 clock) Last group opponent of the DHB team, have no chance to enter the semi-final.
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Taliban and Westerners gather around the table in Oslo .
© NTB / AFP L uring their first visit Europe since their return to power of the Taliban gathered around the table with Western diplomats Monday in Oslo to discuss the humanitarian crisis in the Afghanistan, the international community conditioning the resumption of its aid to respect for human rights.