Defending champions Lennon High will hunt their seventh title when they face Excelsior High in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association schoolgirls football final at the Spanish Town Prison today, starting at 3 p.m.Denham Town High will play St Jago High in the third-place play-off at 1 p.m.Lennon’s coach, Sherlon Lennon, is oozing confidence ahead of the final.”It’s a very good feeling to reach the final. We played Excelsior last year in the final and beat them. We are looking forward to playing some good football and retaining the title,” Lennon said.Lennon will rely on Peta-Kay Green and Renae Gordon to achieve victory.Excelsior will look to avenge their last year’s 3-0 defeat.”The Excelsior team has exceeded my expectations, so I am happy to be in the final,” coach of Excelsior Xavier Gilbert said.Excelsior will rely heavily on their national Under-17 trio of captain Tarania Clarke, Tateyana Pitter, and Chevelle Henry.
Indian football team paid the price for wasting a crucial penalty as they could manage only a 1-1 draw against much fancied Qatar and crashed out of the Olympic qualifiers in Pune on Thursday.India went into the second leg of the qualifiers needing a 2-0 win to make it to the final round having lost 1-3 in Doha in the first leg and Lalrindika Ralte’s miss from the spot kick in the 19th minute proved costly for Desmond Bulpin’s U-23 boys.Considering this, it’s high time Indian football gets some foreign help.The home side went ahead in the 53rd minute with Qatar conceding an own goal and had it been 2-0 at that stage, India could have tried defending the scoreline.In the end, however, Qatar went through to the final round on 4-2 aggregate.Qatar did not have the kind of upper-hand they had enjoyed at home on June 19. This was mainly due to delay in their arrival as they didn’t get requisite clearance earlier to land their chartered flight at the Pune airport.Although Qatar looked slightly better in the first half, it was difficult to separate the two sides in the second session with India getting a few opportunities.Despite failing to advance to the final round, Desmond Bulpin’s boys will end their campaign with their heads held high. Bulpin began with the same XI that played in Doha and the 5000-strong crowd at the Shiv Chhatrapati Stadium at Balewadi were on their feet when India were awarded a penalty in the 19th minute after Jeje Lalpekhlua’s shot was handled by Murad Naji.advertisementHowever, Lalrindika’s low left- footer was brilliantly saved by Qatar goalkeeper Al Sheeb to the stunned silence of the home fans.Al Sheeb, however, turned villain in the 53rd minute when his costly mistake helped India gain lead.Khaled Muftah sent in a back pass from the right flank but Al sheeb let the innocuous ball slip with Jibon Singh charging at him.Sensing the chance of making it to the final round with another goal, India pressed hard and Jeje should have done the job for India in the 73rd minute but he disappointed the sizeable crowd.Jeje, who had scored the lone goal for India in their 1- 3 loss in the first leg, was all alone inside Qatar box but his feeble angular left-footer went straight to the goalkeeper.As if India were penalised for Jeje’s mistake, Qatar equalised in the next minute (74th) to seal their place in the final round.Following a throw- in from the right flank, Fadhl Omar sent a perfect floater for Mohamed Salah Elnee on the left and the latter, who was left free inside the box by Abhishek Das, sent the ball past goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani with a first time shot that crashed into the net.- With inputs from PTIFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Tags: Virtuoso Virtuoso predicts top 20 travel destinations for luxury travellers this summer Posted by Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> NEW YORK — After analyzing its data warehouse of $40.7 billion in transactions, Virtuoso has released its list of top destinations for upscale travellers this summer, including the fastest-growing places of interest.While European countries continue to attract the most visitors, the ranking of the hottest locales displays surprising diversity, with comeback destinations making a huge impact.Here are the top 10 most popular destinations for summer vacations based on future bookings:1. United Kingdom2. Italy3. Canada4. France5. South Africa6. Greece7. Germany8. Netherlands9. Ireland10. SpainEurope remains eternally popular for summer travel, with eight countries cracking the top 10. The boom in river cruising has boosted the popularity of countries like Germany. Canada also finishes strong thanks to its vibrant cities and close proximity to the U.S.Meanwhile, the countries that have seen the largest percentage of growth in year-over-year bookings are:More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North America1. Greece2. Poland3. Dominican Republic4. New Zealand5. Zambia6. Morocco7. Turks and Caicos8. Saint Lucia9. Vietnam10. EgyptEmerging from its financial upheaval, Greece is this summer’s fastest-growing destination due to pent-up demand. Poland, a gem of Eastern Europe, is also seeing luxury traveller growth, while adventurers are turning to less touristy destinations like Zambia, which boasts varied experiences alongside new luxury infrastructure. In the Caribbean, rising in the ranks are D.R., Turks and Caicos and Saint Lucia, all of which had minimal to no impact from the September 2017 hurricanes.