Pitterson-Nattie positive about Grenada’s World Cup chances

first_imgLONDON (CMC):GRENADA’S national coach Oberon Pitterson-Nattie has painted a bright future and believes that with continued development, the country can challenge for a spot at the Netball World Cup scheduled for England in 2019.”I don’t see any reason why we can’t do it. It’s a tall task, but it can be done and based on what we have (it is possible),” the former Jamaican player and national coach told the Grenada Sports website.”Right now, we have 17-year-olds touring with the team, so you can imagine we have 19-year-olds, 20-year-olds who are touring with the team, so it means that these are the girls in the next three or four years and they should be ready for World Championship,”she said.Pitterson-Nattie has been working with the Grenada netball programme over the last year and has been seeing signs of development at the national level.The national side is currently participating in the challenge section of the Netball Europe Open, which involves Gibraltar, Israel, Ireland, Malta, Switzerland and the United States. It ended yesterday in Newcastle.Pitterson-Nattie said Grenada’s netball would excel once the focus was placed on grassroots development.”What will be important is the work that is done at the schools, and that is where it starts,” she continued.”We have to create that developmental pathway so that you can see players improving as they go along. We have to look at the coaches who are working with the kids at schools.”Grenada is currently ranked 30th in the International Netball Federation rankings.last_img read more

Murray gets big birthday present in Rome

first_imgROME (AP):Andy Murray celebrated his 29th birthday by beating Novak Djokovic on clay for the first time to win the Italian Open title yesterday in a match that Djokovic argued should have been stopped due to rain.Gaining a measure of revenge for his loss to Djokovic in the Madrid Open final a week ago, the third-ranked Murray defeated the top-ranked Serb 6-3, 6-3.”The finals of a Masters series on clay is something that’s a new experience for me,” Murray said. “It’s nice to still be sort of achieving new things and reaching new goals at this stage of my career.”During the trophy ceremony, Murray was presented with a birthday cake. He dedicated the title to his three-month-old daughter, Sophia Olivia.”I feel like that’s what I’m playing for now, so that in a few years, hopefully, she can be proud of what I have achieved,” Murray said.NINE-MONTH TITLE DROUGHTEarlier, Serena Williams ended a nine-month title drought with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Madison Keys in an all-American women’s final.Williams’ previous title came in Cincinnati in August a month before her attempt at a calendar-year Grand Slam ended with a semi-final loss to Roberta Vinci at the U.S. Open.”It feels great,” Williams said, pointing out that she’s only played four tournaments since Cincinnati. “So it’s not like I was playing every week. That’s kind of how I look at it, but it feels great to win a title, especially on clay.”It’s Murray’s first title in Rome and it comes exactly a week before the French Open begins.”The last couple of years, clay has probably been my most successful surface, which I never expected,” Murray said.The only other British man to win the Italian Open was Pat Hughes in 1931.”It’s mostly great players who have won this event, so I’m very proud to have my name on the trophy,” Murray said.Djokovic had won all four of their previous matches on clay, but had to fight fatigue following draining wins over Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori.Djokovic also played with a bandage on his left ankle after bruising himself with his racket a day earlier.”It was a week with a lot of emotions, a lot of hours on the court,” Djokovic said. “It wasn’t easy to be fresh today and have the strength to play with Andy. He was just too good today, and he deserved it.”For much of the men’s final, steady rain fell and fans covered themselves with ponchos and held up umbrellas to keep themselves dry.Djokovic argued several times with chair umpire Damian Steiner over the court conditions, saying it was too slippery.”I don’t want to play anymore,” Djokovic told the umpire late in the second set.”I didn’t ask to postpone the match,” Djokovic explained later. “I asked to have a little break, where we would give a little more time, maybe five more minutes, to people to arrange the court.”For Williams, it was her fourth title in Rome, which puts her in position to defend her title at Roland Garros.”I’m feeling pretty fit, so I’m looking forward to it,” said Williams, who won’t have to answer any questions about a potential calendar-year Grand Slam in Paris this year. “I’m going to definitely go in there and feel more calm and (not) feel stress to have to win.”Williams addressed the crowd in Italian during the post-match ceremony then took a selfie as she posed with the trophy.It was the first time two American women would have met in a final on clay since Serena beat older sister, Venus, in the 2002 French Open.When they met at the net after the match, Serena told the 24th-ranked Keys that she could be No. 1 one day.”Too bad what she says doesn’t just happen,” the 21-year-old Keys said. “But it’s always great to hear that from her. … Hearing that is definitely something that makes me just work harder.”last_img read more

Brgy. Ginebra shoots for crown

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene This war can be won on steel nerves Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES BOCAUE—With the gin—err, bubbly—chilled and multicolored balloons now hanging from the rafters, Barangay Ginebra tries to finally put Meralco away and become just the fourth team in PBA history to repeat as Governors’ Cup champion.The Gin Kings are sitting on a 3-2 lead but aren’t taking things for granted, going about their usual hard routine Tuesday to make sure that things will be in order for them at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than 36,000 fans trooped to the cavernous venue on Sunday and rocked the place like crazy, especially when Ginebra broke away in the final 6:25 to turn what was a close game into an authoritative 85-74 triumph Sunday.Tim Cone did not deviate from the regular hard team workout as he had declared that they would like to play just one more game and close out this series so Ginebra can join San Miguel Beer, San Mig Coffee and Alaska as the only repeat champions of the season-ending conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You have to get the guys ready,” Cone said as Ginebra goes into Game 6 with all the momentum it needs—while likely taking something out of the Bolts.Meanwhile, the league pays tribute to heroes of the Armed Forces with 25 soldiers who are veterans of the Marawi conflict to watch the game at ringside. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Last season, this series came very close to a rubber match before Justin Brownlee hit a three-pointer at the buzzer that ended Ginebra’s eight-year wait for a championship.Meralco would surely like to have the chance to come that close again and keep alive the franchise’s quest for a breakthrough championship.“It’s do-or-die for us and we just have to play our best game to stay alive,” said Meralco’s Norman Black in laying down what has to be done as the Bolts try to salvage this one.Allen Durham is still the key for Meralco, and the reigning two-time Best Import will see the unfinished business from last year unresolved if he can’t carry his team through this.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Knicks’ Enes Kanter says anyone against Turkey president is a ‘target’

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “I can’t risk traveling overseas. Even if I did, I wouldn’t travel this week to Britain, where I easily could be kidnapped or killed by Turkish agents,” he wrote.“Erdogan’s arms are long. He hunts down anyone who opposes him. In 2017, his security team —- or thugs, as The Post’s editorial board described them —- even beat up peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington.“The situation in Turkey has been very bad since a failed coup attempt in 2016. Erdogan unleashed a massive purge, firing more than 100,000 public-sector workers and imprisoning more than 50,000 people. These people are not criminals. They include judges, academics and journalists. Erdogan thinks free speech is dangerous, and he accuses critics of being terrorists.”Kanter, 26, recounted being on the run from police in Indonesia and fearing he might be sent to Turkey when he arrived in Romania. After help from US lawmakers to get back into the United States, Kanter learned a Turkish arrest warranted for him had been issued.“Turkish prosecutors want to put me in jail for four years for insulting Erdogan on Twitter. They claim I am a member of an ‘armed terrorist organization,’” Kanter wrote.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 3 teams pour in 140 points on high-scoring night in NBA “I was lucky. Turkish business executives, educators and others around the world have been kidnapped or detained, and then deported back to Turkey by governments eager to stay in Erdogan’s good graces.“Erdogan is a strongman and I knew there would be a backlash for the things I’ve said about him and the Turkish government, but I didn’t know it would be like this.”‘Dictator is wrecking Turkey’Kanter said he skipped last year’s Human Rights Foundation Freedom Forum in Oslo for reasons similar to those keeping him off the court this week in England.“I receive many death threats. I used to love walking around New York City alone, but I can’t do that anymore. My friends and family in Turkey could be arrested just for talking to me,” he wrote.“My decision not to travel to London was difficult from a competitive standpoint but much easier from a safety one. It helps puts a spotlight on how a dictator is wrecking Turkey — people have been killed, thousands are unjustly imprisoned and countless lives have been ruined. That is no game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Anyone who speaks out against him is a target. I am definitely a target. And Erdogan wants me back in Turkey where he can silence me,” the 26-year-old Turkish standout wrote in an opinion essay on the newspaper’s website.Kanter says he is often told to “keep calm and play ball” rather than speak out against Erdogan, but said he prefers the philosophy of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the pre-game US anthem to protest racial inequality and social injustice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The advice I prefer comes from Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad campaign: ‘Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,’” Kanter wrote.Kanter said Erdogan uses global law-enforcement group Interpol “as a tool for having his critics arrested in other countries” and worried because he lacks US citizenship or a US passport. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 1, 2018, Enes Kanter of the New York Knicks plays the Denver Nuggets in Denver, Colorado. – Kanter, staying home from an NBA game JUanuary 17, 2019, in London over safety fears, ripped Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a Washington Post column on January 15. Kanter, who says he receives death threats for his complaints against Erdogan, said he refused to join the Knicks on the trip to Britain for a game against the Washington Wizards because he worried Erdogan might have him kidnapped or killed. (Photo by MATTHEW STOCKMAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, staying home from an NBA game Thursday in London over safety fears, ripped Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a Washington Post column Tuesday.Kanter, who says he receives death threats for his complaints against Erdogan, said he refused to join the Knicks on the trip to Britain for a game against the Washington Wizards because he worried Erdogan might have him kidnapped or killed.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Mother pleads for public’s assistance

first_imgAdistraught mother from Suddie Village, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), is pleading with the general public to assist her in locating her missing teenage daughter, Ashley Singh.The missing teen, Ashley SinghSharada Ravida said her daughter was last seen on September 9, 2016 at their Suddie Home.The 16-year teen is currently a fifth form student at the Johanna Cecilia Secondary School. The mother described her daughter as slim and dark.The mother of seven explained that her son, who works in the interior, had sent her money via Western Union and her daughter was tasked with documenting the transaction number.According to Ravida, her daughter wrote the wrong numbers and could not remember where she had left the paper. An argument erupted between the two and the mother then threatened to take the girl out of school.“I told her I will take her out from school cause she not learning and she wasting my money, simple numbers she can’t write.”She said after the argument she then went upstairs in search of the paper and upon her return to the lower flat, she discovered the girl missing.The girl’s mother expressed regret at being harsh with her daughter and wants the missing teen to know that she loves her very much. She is therefore asking that Ashley return home so she can reunite with her family.A missing person’s report was filed at the Suddie Police Station and Police are assisting in the search.Anyone with information regarding the teenager’s whereabouts can contact the nearest police station.last_img read more

President Sirleaf Consoles Russia for the Loss of 224 Lives

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to the Government and People of the Russian Federation, following the unfortunate news of a metro jet Airbus crash over the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board including 17 children.In her message to His Excellency Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, President Sirleaf extended on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, heartfelt condolences to the Government and People of the Russian Federation especially the bereaved families for the irreparable loss sustained.“On behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia and in my own name, I extend our deepest condolences to you personally, the People of Russia; particularly, the families of the deceased,” President Sirleaf expressed with deep sorrow.President Johnson Sirleaf further prayed that as the Government and People of the Russian Federation go through this period of national mourning, the Almighty God will provide President Putin with the strength and courage, as he leads his people during this distressful period.Meanwhile, according to CNN clues emerging so far about the final moments of Metrojet Flight 9268 don’t paint a clear picture of what happened to the doomed passenger jet.Was a midair heat flash that a U.S. satellite detected over the Sinai Peninsula when the flight went down a sign of an explosion aboard the plane? And if that was the case, why haven’t investigators found signs of an explosive impact on the crash victims’ bodies, as Russian state media reports? Could the plane’swreckage show that a past repair went awry?There are a wide range of theories on what made the passenger jet plunge to the ground, killing all 224 people on board, but Russian officials say it’s too soon to speculate on the cause.Aviation experts agree, and officials have downplayed an apparent claim by Islamic militants that they brought down the Airbus A321-200, saying technical failure is the most likely reason for the crash.Here’s a look at the evidence investigators are looking at:RadarFlight 9268 was on its way from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg early Saturday when it dropped off radar about 23 minutes into the flight, Egyptian officials say. Air traffic controllers apparently didn’t receive any distress calls. The website Flightradar24, which tracks aircraft around the world, said it had received data from the Russian plane suggesting sharp changes in altitude and a dramatic decrease in ground speed before the signal was lost. A U.S. military satellite detected a midair heat flash from the Russian airliner before the plane crashed Saturday, a U.S. official told CNN.Intelligence analysis has ruled out that the Russian commercial airplane was struck by a missile, but the new information suggests that there was a catastrophic in-flight event — including possibly a bomb, though experts are considering other explanations, according to U.S. officials.Analysts say heat flashes could be tied to a range of possibilities, including a bomb blast, a malfunctioning engine exploding or a structural problem causing a fire on the plane.Egyptian officials have said they are finishing fieldwork first, and then will go on to investigate the data in the black boxes. Experts started retrieving data from the recorders on Monday, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said.Russia’s privately owned Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source in Cairo as saying the plane’s cockpit voice recorder had captured uncharacteristic sounds the moment before the flight disappeared.It cited the source as saying that an “unexpected’ and “nonstandard (emergency)” occurred “instantly,” which was why the pilots failed to send an emergency or alarm signal.A top Russian aviation official has said the plane broke apart in midair. Sounds in the black-box recording could help investigators determine what caused that to happen, said Peter Goelz, a CNN aviation analyst and former managing director of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.“You can tell whether it is a high-order explosion, or a more low-order event, like a decompression and a tearing apart of the aircraft,” he said.The Egyptian committee investigating the Metrojet plane crash is expected to finish fieldwork on Tuesday evening, Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamel said in a news statement Tuesday.That’s a sign that investigators will soon be closer to figuring out what happened, said Alan Diehl, a former accident investigator for the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Air Force.“This airplane went down in the desert … and that makes it a lot easier to locate the critical pieces. But that is very quick, if they can do that and get the forensic wreckage evidence into the labs, that will be good news,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

5-Time Movie Award Winners Produce New film, ‘Crossed Lines’

first_imgAletha Campbell and her husband, Andrew Campbell, the two masterminds of Smooth Fusion Films, behind the award winning screen play “Somewhere in Baltimore” have just released a movie trailer to another box office hit, “Crossed Lines.”The movie is to premier late summer of 2016 and according to the creative duo this movie is filled with action pack and will keep its viewers on the edge. According to the Campbells, if you think “Somewhere in Baltimore” was good, wait and see, because “Crossed Lines” is said to be over the top. You can expect the same quality as “Somewhere in Baltimore.”“I’m the type of person when I do something I put my all into it; I give my 100 percent. I don’t like to do stuff and look back and say ‘I should have done it this way.’ I always think things through and make sure it is done properly and put it out there so when people see it, they can be satisfied,” stated Mrs. Campbell.However, this second feature film is still under wraps as shooting is still taking place. From Liberia to Nigeria, Senegal to Kenya, Guatemala to India, Jamaica to Hollywood, “Crossed Lines” boasts a cast representing more than a dozen countries, who came across the casting call from online websites.Led by award-winning producer Aletha Campbell, directed by award-winning director Carlton Whyte, and written by African Oscar award-winning screenwriter Andrew Campbell, the cast is headed up by Hollywood’s Joseph Gannascoli (The Sopranos), veteran actors Charles DeLong and Dashaun ‘Jiwe’ Morris, along with upcoming stars Tristan Masi and Senegal’s own Fatou Thiam.Meanwhile, following up their very successful introductory film, “Somewhere in Baltimore,” they step it up with an story of four individuals on four very different journeys. Drama ensues as their lives intersect. McNeil, a DEA agent with a massive chip on his shoulder, has very little respect for any law aside from his own. Billy is an over-aggressive, alpha male, who has a constant need to feed his endless appetite for money and power. Truth, a low-level dealer and struggling rapper, does whatever he needs to do to get him in the studio. Naja has a good life. She uses drugs socially from time to time but is under endless pressure from Aminata, the only person she has left in this world, to live a more carefree, party girl lifestyle.With futures in the balance, choices have to be made and those choices will have great consequences.According to Mrs. Campbell, “people pay money to watch our movies and we don’t want them to pay their money to watch and then they regret. That’s why when I am working, I always put my all in all,” she shared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Regional district’s invasive plant manager asking for public’s assistance to control weeds

first_imgArmagost said she was particularly trying to educate residents on three invasive plant species that tend to be popular amongst local gardeners – Mountain Bluet, Dame’s Rocket and Common Tansy. She said while those plants are nice to look at, they can spread through both root and seed and can be very aggressive when they get into farmer’s fields.She said Common Tansy is especially popular for its medicinal properties, and she recommends if residents are going to grow the plant to do so in a container, or to dead-head the plant(s) before they seed.The regional district created a buzz earlier this summer when it hired a goat herder with 400 goats to graze the area of the Peace Valley Lookout Site near Fort St. John in an attempt to control an outbreak of Dalmatian Toadflax. Armagost said the goats have since finished grazing but the district continues to monitor site.- Advertisement -She said the wet weather in recent months has set back the district’s weed spraying program this year, so she and her contractors are trying to make up for lost time this month. With limited resources and a huge region to cover, she said it is critically important that everybody in the region help to report and mitigate the spread of weeds.Armagost added private landowners do have a responsibility to control the spread of invasive plants, and she does have the authority under law to take action if that is not being done. She encouraged anyone with questions or concerns about weeds to contact her at (250) 784-3227 or via email at elaine.armagost@prrd.bc.ca.More information on invasive plant management in the district can also be found online at www.prrd.bc.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Former West Ham winger aiming to win Millwall deal

first_img1 Matthew Etherington [right] Former Tottenham and West Ham winger Matthew Etherington is training with Millwall as he looks to secure a permanent move to the Championship club.Etherington has been a free agent since he left Stoke at the end of last season and trained with the Hammers earlier this season as he looked for a new team.The 33-year-old is now on trial with the Lions for the next couple of weeks and will be hoping to impress manager Ian Holloway.Etherington is reported to be keen for a move back to the capital so he can be nearer to his family and wants to show that he can still compete at the highest level.last_img read more

German crisis averted for now, but holders have work to do

first_imgAfter beginning the defence of the trophy with a 1-0 defeat against Mexico in Moscow, another loss by the Black Sea would have eliminated Germany in the first round of the World Cup for the first time since 1938.The spectre of the champions’ curse has been hanging over the Germans, who were in serious danger on Saturday of following France (2002), Italy (2010) and Spain four years ago in becoming the fourth holders this century to be humbled in the group stage.The intervention of Kroos means now it is all to play for in Group F.The four-time world champions must win by a margin of two goals against South Korea in Kazan to be absolutely sure of progressing. Failure to do so would mean relying on the outcome of the other match between Mexico and Sweden.For now, at least, there is renewed optimism after a turbulent week.– Hummels to return –“We will look at the videos and see what we have to do better, but of course for our emotional side it was a very good thing today, because now if you have a game like this you start believing,” defender Mats Hummels said as he left Sochi’s Fisht Stadium.Toni Kroos and Germany coach Joachim Loew embrace at the end of Saturday’s game © AFP / Odd ANDERSENOf the winning goal from Real Madrid midfielder Kroos, who had earlier been at fault for Sweden’s opener, Hummels added: “Something like this can be a big moment in the tournament.“But if we lose against South Korea or don’t make it to the next stage, the goal isn’t worth anything, so we have to know that we got a little bit lucky and we have to show and to prove that we can be way better than we have been.”The good news for Loew is that Hummels is likely to return for the final group game after being forced to sit out Saturday’s match with a neck problem.“The doc said it was too much of a risk that something very serious could happen,” said the 29-year-old, who was replaced by Chelsea’s Antonio Ruediger.Germany’s other first-choice centre-back, Jerome Boateng, will be suspended in Kazan after being sent off against the Swedes.– Rudy breaks nose –More changes will therefore be required after Loew dropped the underperforming Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira, bringing in Reus and Sebastian Rudy.While Reus scored and came away with the man-of-the-match award on Saturday, Rudy lasted just 25 minutes before coming off with a bloodied nose.Sebastian Rudy broke his nose in the first half and had to come off © AFP / Odd ANDERSEN“We have to take stock now, see what the situation is. We are tired,” said the coach.“Reus started having cramp in his legs, Boateng will not be in the line-up, Rudy broke his nose and we probably need a day of rest.”Germany are defending a proud record of always reaching at least the last eight at the World Cup since winning the trophy in 1954.They have made it to at least the semi-finals at each of the past six major tournaments, going back to when Loew was Jurgen Klinsmann’s assistant in the 2006 World Cup.Yet it is looking increasingly possible that Germany could be on course for a last-16 showdown with Brazil, four years after the 7-1 of Belo Horizonte.“Right now I don’t think this is the time to start ruminating about that. There are still various possible outcomes,” insisted Loew.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Relieved German players celebrate after Toni Kroos’s winner against Sweden © AFP / Adrian DENNISSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – Toni Kroos’s last-gasp winner ensured that Germany remain right in World Cup contention but the holders are not yet safe from the threat of an ignominious group-stage exit.A 95th-minute free-kick from Kroos gave Joachim Loew’s side a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sweden in Sochi on Saturday, after a Marco Reus strike had cancelled out Ola Toivonen’s opener.last_img read more