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Joe Montemurro unveiled as new Juventus Women boss following Arsenal exit at end of last season



JOE MONTEMURRO has been named as the new Juventus Women boss after his Arsenal exit last month.

The former Gunners boss was unveiled by the Serie A giants as the new man in charge today.

Montemurro has been named Juve Women’s new boss

The 51-year-old will take charge at the Italian champions on July 1.

In a club statement, Juve said: “It’s official, Joe Montemurro has joined Juventus Women as their new head coach.

“In what marks the beginning of what will certainly be an interesting and exciting journey together.”

Montemurro’s appointment comes following the news of Rita Guarino’s decision to leave the Italian champions after four years at the helm.

She won the league four times consecutively during her tenure, leaving Montemurro with some big shoes to fill.

But the Australian, of Italian descent, is no stranger to silverware himself after leading the Gunners to a League Cup in 2017 and the WSL trophy in 2019.

He had initially been linked with the role last month but didn’t confirm or deny Juve’s interest.

Montemurro’s new role will come as a surprise to some Gunners fans after he declared he was taking some time off when he left the club.

He said: “I need to work on my tan a little bit, I need to get some sun somewhere, but I’m going to take a break.

“I’m going to be honest with you, it’s been a cycle of nine years in which I haven’t really stopped.

“Just to not think about football a while is going to be really nice but really strange. It’s something I need. To refresh and reboot.”

Meanwhile, the Gunners still remain manager-less ahead of next season.

But they are taking the search for Montemurro’s successor seriously and have recruited director Edu to help find his replacement.

There’s also the possibility the former Melbourne coach could face his old team Europe next season after he guided the Gunners to a Champions League spot in the previous WSL campaign.


The 52-year old left the Gunners at the end of last season[/caption]

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Who is Turkey vs Wales referee Artur Soares Dias and what other Euro 2020 matches is he officiating?




ARTUR SOARES DIAS has been selected as a referee for this summer’s Euro 2020.

The Portuguese had served as a VAR official at the 2018 World Cup, so comes into the tournament having been at a big one.

Artur Soares Dias refereed England’s match against Brazil in 2017
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Who is Artur Soares Dias?

Soares Dias has been refereeing since 2010.

The star refereed England’s friendly match against Brazil in November 2017, which ended 0-0.

He kept his cards close to his chest that night and only booked Jake Livermore for a late tackle on Neymar.

The 41-year-old has been used an additional assistant referee for several Champions League games.

He refereed a number of Europa League matches during the 2012/13 season.

In 2017, the Portuguese official and his family received death threats before he was due to officiate the Primeira Liga match between Paco de Ferreira and FC Porto.

Artur Soares Dias is refereeing at Euro 2020

What other matches will he be refereeing at Euro 2020?

Dias has yet to receive his matches for the next round of fixtures.

The tournament concludes on July 11.

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What do the Olympic rings represent?




THE delayed Tokyo Olympics are set to go ahead on July 23 – despite the city declaring a state of emergency over the Covid pandemic.

With the Olympic Games opening ceremony now less than 200 days away, we take a look at what those famous Olympic rings represent.

The Olympic rings in 2016
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What do the Olympic rings represent?

The five interlocking multicoloured rings were first presented in 1913 and designed by French aristocrat Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin.

The rings made their first appearance at the 1920 Games in Antwerp, Belgium, with the colours said to represent the national flags of competing nations.

According to Coubertin, “these five rings represent the five parts of the world now won over to the cause of olympism and ready to accept its fecund rivalries.

What is more, the six colors thus combined reproduce those of all nations without exception.

The Olympic rings are loaded with symbolism
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The Olympic rings were forged in front of the audience’s eyes at the opening ceremony for London 2012[/caption]

Coubertin was said to have been inspired to include the rings because of his time as president of the French sports-governing body, the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques (USFSA), and to represent the five continents.

According to the Olympic charter, the Olympic symbol “expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.”

How many countries and continents compete in the Olympics?

There are currently 206 National Olympic Committees, spread out over five continents across the globe and every nation is represented.

Each National Olympic Committee represents a competing nation at the Games, such as the British Virgin Islands, Bhutan, American Samoa, Comoros and Cape Verde.

How many athletes compete in the Olympic Games?

This number tends to differ each year, but at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, 11, 237 athletes took part.

This included 6,178 men and 5,059 women.

Nearly 3,000 athletes competed at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, consisting of 1,664 men and 1,169 women.

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Euro 2020 LIVE: Ronaldo snub causes £4bn Coca-Cola loss, Pogba does same with Heineken bottle, Wales vs Turkey build-up




EURO 2020 is in full swing!

And it’s been another frantic day, with Portugal leaving it late to beat Hungary before France saw off Germany.

England are gearing up for their clash with Scotland on Friday.

And Wales are in action against Turkey TONIGHT in a must-win game for Robert Page’s side.

Royal Ascot day two special


Follow all of the latest news, build up and updates below…

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