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"world cup national" Discussed on ESPN FC
"The sheer emotion of it and what these people, now these players are going to go back to the Ukrainian players who play for and this is most of the team. I think apart from 6 or 7. What happens in what happens in September? When the new season starts, in a sense, just a really great way. It's the least of your concern. But it is a fair question. I don't know if the board can even sign September even if the war is over, considering how bad the country has been hit, for example. I don't know. You could see the emotion. I thought you could see the emotion against Scotland in the semifinal in the sense that I even felt that at times Scotland where almost wanted Ukraine to win. Even more than they wanted to win an Scotland took a long time to get into that game. And by the time they're going to the game they were tuning down. I hamden. I thought, well, well, with the emotion of the Ukraine side of it, I was like, okay, we all want them to go through. Really, we all want them to qualify, even the worst players, part of them would have wanted Ukrainian been an incredible story. And the message that you would have sent to everybody back home in Ukraine would have been incredible. And yet you had to deal with that as a Welsh player in the sense that we can't overcome us or those kind of emotions got to us and maybe not play it again. We should be as aggressive as we should be that kind of stuff, which I thought that there were with it. But for Ukraine, she was super talented team. This is a team that I think would have qualified for the World Cup without the war happening. And when you think about the players that we're not going to see, this is enough that go to the quarterfinals of the Euros. Exactly. I mean, that's what I find pretty incredible. And I think this is also where the lack of games, they just had those friendlies in the Scotland game. It's going to weigh on them. It's going to weigh on them because I'm just imagining you're a fit young man in your 20s and you're playing football while your peers are fighting in a war back home. There's got to be, I need to do on the best I can do is get to the World Cup. There's got to be such a level of pressure you put on yourself, such a level of stress. And then on top of that, you go into this game and I say this is the greatest respect. You're a far more talented team than the Wall Street. If we take these as individuals, if you do the combined 11, it's just going to weigh heavily. And in this game, you know, you had your chances. You had your opportunities. You had to call the win against you. The penalty agree was a penalty, right? I think that's what makes it tough. And if you message to them, say, none of us can or very few of us can understand what you've gone through. Don't knock yourself out. Don't beat yourself up. You know, just focus on your loved ones back home, focus on doing what you feel you need to do. And I move on. This game define you. No, and it's cruel for Yama lenko, who, you know, as we saw when the war started, it was so touched by that I couldn't even play it for west and then came back playing scored some big goals in the European league, especially the one against Sevilla and for him to score their own goal that actually knocks out his country from going to the war club. I mean, psychologically, I don't know why. You must go through, but it must be horrendous. So let's just hope that you can deal with that himself and then go again in August. And you can't stress mental health. I think in this, in this situation, a word on Wales because obviously you've got strong Welsh connections. I'm very happy. For those who don't know about Wales and there are many people in the rest of the world who, frankly, know very little about whales. This is a country I think about two and a half to 3 million people. They are next to England. They're part of the United Kingdom. But in terms of the sporting identity of Wales, stereotypically, the rugby's always been her story was always the number one sport. Yeah. And that's not a good idea. There was a recent poll whereas 47%, 45%, which really was really blew me away. I mean, I think there's still a force in rugby as I understand it. It's not like rugby's going away. But as a nation, right? They produce some incredible footballers in rush, Mark Hughes, obviously John Charles, who most people would say, is, well, before Garrett bale came along. Yes. I don't think there would be a debate about who the greatest ever was. Now people might debate bail or John Charles or whatever. Did you say that's a fair debate to have? Just please don't bring up the 5 Champions League titles around Madrid. Because this has got nothing to do with who's greater, just about where you are in your time. But this is still a team. And we often see this with European countries of that. So I'm not just European countries. A lot of countries in that size, where you're going to have experienced stars who played at the highest level, like Aaron Ramsey, like mail, playing alongside guys. I mean, there was one guy who started the season, I think, a non league kefir Moore who doesn't look like it's not the same sport. Wayne Hennessy hadn't played it. He didn't play the club level. I think since January. Joe roden never plays for first person. It's called you've got players in the lower leagues, yeah. I'm just wondering about blending that into a team. And then on top of that, and again, I might be going over all ground if you're well stranded, but you've got an actual team coach and Robert page, former player, central defender, who was an interim coach, who was called in because of when Ryan Giggs had to resign after his arrest. And it felt interim, and yet he still there. It's not injured anymore. Is it? No, I don't know. And he's done an amazing job really to take these team again to only the second World Cup in history. The way they play with the buck three, which is different to what geese was playing in, I think it is also a lot really for coming in and implementing his ideas, which is not easy. He's a very, very good coach per se, but there's different between being a good coach and have that kind of relationship with your players and having good idea to be a World Cup national team head coach. This is two very different things. And he kind of adapted so quickly and so well, this is a golden generation, though. This is maybe as great as some of the names that you mentioned in the history of virtual, this is as a collective, the best that they've been already as you use level they were good. And then they've been together for ten years, let's say, and they've grown together. I think the Euro 2016 and the semifinal, which was an incredible achievement beating bedroom in the quarterfinals really helped to make them realize this and we can do great things. They're not going to win the World Cup, but they're not going to win the Euros. But you can still achieve great things, incredible support from the fans wherever they go, then the €2020 was.
"world cup national" Discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball
"Okay. Here's the article by michelle voelpel police in in the in the show notes for you but this is about dawn staley when asked for the olympics if she would consider a second go round as usa women's basketball head coach dawn. Staley said jokingly that she needed to win in tokyo before even thinking about that now. The team usa has secured its seventh consecutive olympic gold medal. Staley has answered. Staley had an answer. Sunday i'm done. Staley smiled as she said it. In the americans post game news conference and was asked by. Us guard diana terachi. Does that feel good on guard. Sue bird diana terachi. One fifth olympic gold medal also confirmed that this will be here last olympics but she had said that even before going to tokyo to rossio on the other hand said you in paris which is the site of the twenty twenty four olympics though it was unclear whether she was joking. Or not okay. I played the clips in the first block in a black for you from sue. Bird dawn staley. Oh gosh i'm really like emotional about the dawn staley news but this is what i wanted to bring to your attention because i unclear about this as well And here's i'm just gonna read the last paragraph of this staley's departure means there will be all new leadership for the us women's basketball program by the next major competition. The twenty twenty two world cup national team director. Carol callan who has overseen the program since ninety nineteen ninety-five announced in july that she was stepping down from that role although she will still continue as prevot president of fiba americas so now carol callan is involved with fiba and it was feeble ultimately. If i'm not mistaken that said no to neka agoo mckay. I don't know if it was to be america's so here's the article former wnba mvp neck. Ogle mckay was notified by fiba that her petition to play for her native nigeria in the upcoming tokyo olympics was denied due to quote substantial involvement for more than ten years with us team usa sources. Toll espn wednesday. The nigerian basketball federation filed an appeal too feeble on behalf of good mckay and elizabeth williams zealander dream center who was also denied because of previous involvement with team usa. The federation wrote that yoga mckay and williams were quote. Two of the top players that would have made our team one of the strongest at the games. That's the nigerian federation wrote that. So i don't know. I just thought it was interesting That piece but speaking of neck agoo mckay. Let's go to her conversation at The la sparks media availability. So we're getting media availabilities in case you can't Tell why just gave you Media availabilities from the olympics. But we're going to hear from the sparks you're also going to hear from the mystics because there's some news there and Yeah lots of news but neka ogm mckay got emotional during her media. Avail the other day when asked about just reacting to everything that's happened regarding not making the us team the petition. Not being accepted for her. To play for nigeria. So here's a little taste of that. It's been a lot of like trying to figure out how to how i want to come out of this. You know because. I think when you endure situations that are tough in life you can choose any differ roads and their stages. You know and so now i just. I'm just really grateful to be playing with my team. You know. I'm grateful to be on a team with people that care about me And i just wanna play. I just want to play basketball. And i you know they always say like situations in trials you know you you. You grow stronger In what is inside of you is kind of like exacerbated. And so i would like to say that out of that like i've always been described as resilient and i think i had to kind of tell myself that a lot to make sure that i believed it because it's been a few weeks of feeling on invaluable or unworthy and so like it's been very difficult. I'm sorry i swear i wasn't good. It's been very difficult. So i just wanna play basketball. Oh sorry i just want to play and have fun and emotional neck. Oga mckay again. There's been a blemish on usa basketball for quite some time. This was a hard olympics It ended with a medal. It ended with two players making history with coach. The deserves so much more than she will likely get Brand stewards the mvp of the tournament. I don't know how was it. Asia wilson and even brittany griner really had a great a fantastic gold medal game Has me eating my words. it's just a lot. It's exhausting I did not obviously go through. What neka has gone through. But i feel her emotion and so many other things that we've had to endure sushi's emotional for a lot of reasons. I'm sure but i from what i heard her saying is that she's glad to return to the court and to be with her. La sparks team and to return in a space senate away where she knows that she's valued because when you're not playing and you're in the middle of turmoil as neka was unsure. It's hard to to hang on to all of the good. And i just imagine what it must take tanakh neck. Ogle mckay off of confidence. I mean that just baffles my mind. But we're not gonna we're going to end on what we hope is a lighter. Note someone else that did not make the twenty twenty twenty twenty. One team is atlanta della. Promising future once. She can stay healthy it which she has not been able to do but we're going to hear some updates on linda de you know had a fantastic tournament. Emma amon. her numbers are up there. With asia. wilson. With brian stewart. You know us to do is another player. And they played fewer games because they got knocked out sooner so But we're going to hear from the washington mystics about elena della don end a little bit about.
"world cup national" Discussed on Unofficial Partner Podcast
"By those who create the big competitions on the men's side. They could have been many of teams. Let's start from there. There's quite a few teams who qualify for world cup national teams. Don't play a game for two years after because they federation simply don't put football on and that's the kind of vacuum why we have these existing may be intermediate solutions but that are not sustainable long term. And i think you're absolutely right and that the women's game has at this point still a great opportunity to not just what the men's game has done and to create innovative solutions. That don't don't probably realistically have a pathway on the men's side any longer simply because the structures are two sets the interest are substantial etcetera etcetera and if alternative forms of investment. Let's just put it that way. That's really private. Equity or other forms of investment in angel. City is really interesting. What they're doing really interesting concept and the kind of acceleration of building. A new story of such emotional value. Basically out of thin air is really interesting. And i think those kinds of innovative ideas have a real place in women's game. Not because it's a test ground but because the men's game is maybe no longer able to actually embrace them because it's maybe too stuck in. Its way by now. And i think that's what we can see some really interesting developments. I hope that's going to be the case. And i think what it comes down to is to just you know the call i get to meet. Have meetings with a lot of the more. Traditional leaders of industry is still today. Get too much the impression that it's considered the little sister all the men's game and it's not it's just it's a different game and it's a different product and it has different value now. Does that mean it'll generate in the future. The absolute value that the men's game generates maybe not probably not but there is a lot more value that is being extracted at the mirror. That's generated at the minutes and that makes career paths for players very fragile. That takes a lot of players out of the game before they reach their prime. We did a survey of years ago. Where more than eighty percent of players were telling us considering ending my career early because of x. Wires zet compatibility with family economic overall circumstances precarious nature of employment. Like all these things push players out of the game before they ever reached their peak. And that's just a huge loss to society game but also of course the product from a commercial sense on that point about a little sister of the men's game one of the things and we come back to the question of fit with private. equity is. Actually it's an area where i can see.