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30.08.2019 16:23
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BRASILIA, Brazil -- After a disappointing start at the Olympics, Brazil is preparing to play without the support of the home crowd.The Brazilian soccer team was loudly booed in the 0-0 draw against South Africa in the opener, and another disappointing performance against Iraq on Sunday will certainly lead to more jeers from the demanding fans in Brasilia.Brazil coach Rogerio Micale said the players will have to find a way to deal with the hostile environment if the team struggles again.If there are boos again, we will have to pretend that we are playing away from home, play as if we were playing in a stadium with rival fans, Micale said Saturday. We cant be affected by that if it happens.Brazil is favored to win the Olympic tournament thanks to a talented team led by Barcelona striker Neymar, and fans will not be satisfied with anything other than the gold medal -- the only significant trophy Brazil has never won in soccer.Micale said the best way to keep the fans from turning against the team is to get off to a strong start against Iraq at the Mane Garrincha Stadium, which again is expected to pack in more than 60,000 fans.It would be ideal to score early, Micale said. But the players cant forget that we have 90 minutes to earn the victory, which is the most important thing for us right now. We have to stay calm. The opponent knows that we are under pressure and they can use that against us.Iraq coach Abdulghani Alghazali said his team can take advantage of Brazils difficult moment.This pressure certainly is a weapon that can be used, he said through a translator.Brazil defensive midfielder Thiago Maia said its natural for the crowd to be unsatisfied with Brazils struggles.The fans come to the stadium to see goals and victories, he said. We understand them, football is like that. Hopefully in this next game the ball will go in and we can get the victory.Brazil created numerous scoring opportunities against South Africa but was not able to capitalize on them, even after the Africans went down a man because of a red card in the 59th minute.The first game is always complicated because of the nerves and the anxiety, Micale said. But that moment has passed. I think the team will be a bit looser on the field tomorrow and will give a positive response to the fans.Iraq and Denmark also drew 0-0 in their first game, leaving all teams tied going into Sundays matches. South Africa will play Denmark in the first game of the doubleheader.---Tales Azzoni on Twitter: His work can be found at Armia Jersey Noah Juulsen Jersey . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. . It is a cliché dragged out by fans and pundits regularly when discussions take place around which teams are better than others. Doug Harvey Jersey . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. Shea Weber Canadiens Jersey . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments.CLEVELAND -- Ryan Raburn came to training camp this spring with something to prove. He wanted to show the Indians that a disastrous 2012 season in Detroit was behind him. He wanted a fresh start, a new home. Hes found it. The versatile Raburn was rewarded Wednesday with a two-year, $4.85 million contract extension that includes a $3 million club option for 2016. "For me, its a great opportunity and a great feeling," Raburn said. "This organization has been unbelievable to me and the team theyre building around here. Im enjoying every day coming to the ballpark. Its been a pleasure and I think there are great things to come with this team. " Released by the Tigers after last season, Raburn has had a major impact in his first year with the Indians, who signed him to a minor league contract in January. Raburn is batting .277 with 13 homers -- third most on the team -- and 38 RBIs in 66 games. Hes made starts in right field (37), left (seven), second base (two) and designated hitter (five), and manager Terry Francona has batted him everywhere but the No. 1 and 2 spot in the order. "Im happy for him," Francona said of the extension. "Im proud for him and Im glad for our team." General manager Chris Antonetti said the Indians approached Raburn before the All-Star break with the idea of the extension. Antonetti said the sides finalized the deal on the morning of Aug. 1, and Raburn went out that day and homered twice in a win over the Chicago White Sox. During the off-season, the Indians identified Raburn as a player who could stabilize their bench. "We always appreciated Ryan playing across the field from us," Antonetti said. "We thought he would be a good fit with the guys we had here. He had a down year last year and thats why he was available. He has fit in seamlessly. His versatility has been a huge asset for us and obviously his production speaks forr itself.ddddddddddddquot; Raburn also has been one of the Indians most clutch players. He enters Wednesdays game batting .462 (12 of 26) with 19 RBIs with runners in scoring position and two outs. Its fitting that Raburn received his new deal while the Tigers were in town. Last season, he was named Detroits starting second baseman before opening day. However, the 32-year-old he battled injuries, hit just .171 in 66 games and spent some time at Triple-A Toledo before the Tigers released him. He was also the target of boos at Comerica Park and the Tigers left him off their post-season roster. Raburn smiled when reminded the Tigers were visiting when he got his new deal. "Its just a good coincidence they are in town," he said. "Im excited to be able to be here for a few more years." Raburn, who was selected by Detroit in the 2001 draft, said he even considered retirement during the off-season, thats how bad things went for him last year. "I dont think anything went right for me," he said. "Im just grateful Cleveland gave me the opportunity." Raburn said he called his parents on Tuesday night to tell them about his new contract, and said having a multiyear deal will not diminish his drive. "Its not like Im not going to play the game as hard," he said. Tigers manager Jim Leyland has always been a big fan of Raburns and was pleased his former player was rewarded. "Im thrilled," Leyland said. "Im so happy for him. Its well deserved. Hes comfortable here. He has a manager hes going to have a great relationship with. I think things are really going to work out for him." Leyland, too, wanted something back from Raburn. "If I dont get a sleeve of golf balls, Im going to be very disappointed," Leyland said. Raburn promised a small gift to his former skipper. "Yeah, Ill give him a short sleeve," he said. ' ' '



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