Vasco also announced the return to the club of Antonio Lopes, who was the coach of the team in those golden years, although this time he will assume as the new “coordinator-coach”, a role he has been playing in the last clubs he passed through.However, the date of Menezes’ debut is still uncertain, as national and international competitions have been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.Vasco da Gama, classified for the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana, announced on Monday through their social networks that they will give vacations until April 20 for its soccer players, members of the technical commission and professionals linked to the Soccer Department due to the pandemic.In fact, the start of the Brazilian League, scheduled for the first week of May, is in the air, due to the suspension still in force of all competitions and the forecasts of the health authorities, who are expecting the peak by then. of COVID-19 cases in the country. He Vasco da Gama confirmed this Monday to the former Brazilian midfielder Ramon Menezes, 1998 Copa Libertadores champion with the Rio de Janeiro team, as its new technician for a season that continues suspended by the coronavirus crisis.Menezes had already been the team’s interim coach for about two weeks, when Abel Braga was fired. witheringly after remaining in office for just three months.The board of the Rio de Janeiro club met on Monday and decided to ratify him on the bench of the first team. Menezes, 47 years old and considered an idol of the cross-Maltese fans, returned to Vasco at the beginning of 2019 to work as a permanent technical assistant.As a player, he lived through the best moments of his sports career in the whole of Rio de Janeiro at the end of the 90’s, when he added to his long record of conquests the Brazilian Championship of 1997 and the Libertadores of 1998.
— BWF (@bwfmedia) August 24, 2019It was a rare achievement for Praneeth, who became the first Indian male shuttler in 36 years to win a medal in the prestigious tournament.Prakash Padukone was the first to win a men’s singles World Championships medal — a bronze — in the 1983 edition.Praneeth, who had finished runners-up at Swiss Open early this year, admitted he just couldn’t find the wherewithal to put pressure on Momota during the semifinal contest.”Momota was varying the strokes. I was pushing the pace but I wasn’t getting the result. I was getting tired. I didn’t know what to do. I was blank. I was attacking but a few strokes went out,” he said.”I couldn’t think anything except hitting the strokes and he was taking all the shots and I was hitting the net too often.”The world no. 19 Indian lavished praise on the world no.1 Japanese, terming him a “complete player”.”He has got an all-round game and he can vary his game according to the opponent and that is a big plus point,” said Praneeth, the 2017 Singapore Open champion.”If you see, Momota is a completely different player. You can’t go blindly and play him. You have to be fit and keep him in play and change the strategy all the time. The main thing is you have to be mentally fit.”He has a lot of patience and variation. He can read his opponent. He has something different from others which is making everything tough to beat him. But we will figure it out and yeah, someday I will definitely beat him.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Highlights | Show of strength by the defending champion @momota_kento 🇯🇵🏸Follow LIVE: https://t.co/WsMODjx70b#TOTALBWFWC2019 #Basel2019 pic.twitter.com/5sDj0LBfE8 Basel: His dream run ending with a World Championship bronze, India’s ace men’s singles shuttler B Sai Praneeth on Saturday described the feat as one of the best of his international career.The 27-year-old from Hyderabad, who was conferred with the Arjuna Award this year, lost 13-21 8-21 to defending champion and world no. 1 Kento Momota of Japan in a lop-sided semifinal to settle for bronze. “This was one of my best tournaments that I ever had in my career. There are lots of learning and positives to take. I think the recent performances have been good,” Praneeth told reporters. b sai praneethB Sai Praneeth vs Kento MomotaBadminton World Championshipsbwf world championships First Published: August 24, 2019, 8:47 PM IST