Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Jun 2019 1:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link289Shares Comment Arsenal transfer target Yannick Carrasco suspended by Dalian Yifang Yannick Carrasco has been suspended by Dalian Yifang (Picture: Getty)Arsenal transfer target Yannick Carasco has been suspended by Dalian Yifang.The 25-year-old returned late from international duty with Belgium last week and subsequently missed his side’s match against Hebei CFFC.Carrasco issued an apology on Twitter after he missed a connecting flight but has failed to escape disciplinary action.‘Yannick Carrasco of the Dalian Football Club was absent from the away game against Hebei China Fortune and missed training,’ the club wrote in a statement.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The club now imposes the following penalties on him: Order Carrasco to apologise to the team within three days and stop training.‘The club has always attached importance to the team’s discipline construction, and no individual is above the collective. The club treats everyone equally.’AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier this week one of Carrasco’s teammates accused the former Atletico Madrid winger of deliberately incurring a suspension to avoid having to play for his club.Speaking on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Yu Ziqian said: ‘You’re a star and you play well, but you can’t win a game by yourself.‘When we played Shanghai Greenland Shenhua you deliberately got a fourth yellow card (in the season) and got a suspension to avoid playing Shanghai SIPG; and then you went back to Europe ahead of schedule.‘When we played Hebei China Fortune you told the club your plane was late. If you came back one day earlier, how could you be late?‘Now you are back, but you don’t even move in training. When we play training matches you just you just stand around the pitch, you do not attack and do not defend.‘The atmosphere of team training has been ruined. As a professional football player, training and games are as important as life.‘No matter how important a person is, he cannot override the team. I really hope we can say a nice goodbye to you just like we welcomed you at the beginning!’Unai Emery is keen to bring Carrasco to north London, while the player is desperate to return to Europe in order to boost his chances of making Belgium’s Euro 2020 squad.Arsenal, who failed in their attempts to sign Carrasco in January, are, however, struggling to agree a fee with Dalian who are yet to decide whether or not to cash in on their prize asset.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisement
DIFFERENT year, same script – District 10 are in command of the Teachers as well as the Track and Field categories at the end of Day Four of the 59th National School Championship. At the end of 48 track and field events, defending champions, Upper Demerara/Kwakwani, sit atop the points standing with 226 points, followed by District #2 (Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon) on 163 points.East Coast Demerara (District 4) is in third place on 141 points, New Amsterdam (District 15) amassed a total of 137 points to head into today’s action in fourth place, and District #3 (West Demerara) rounded off the top five on the table with 135 points.In the Teachers Championship, District 10, the holders of the last four consecutive ‘Nationals’ title, are on top with 79 points after the completion of 16 events. District #15 are second with 59 points while Bartica (District 7), District #4 and West Coast Berbice (District #5) share the third spot with 52 points each. Cameron Nicholloyd is on his way to winning the Boys U-14 800m in record-setting time of 2:10.41.It was a record-tumbling day at the National Track and Field Centre, with over 12 records being broken, mostly in the field events, as the country’s top student-athletes didn’t disappoint the vociferous crowd at the country’s lone synthetic facility.District 10’s Jennis Benjamin erased the 1.78m Boys U-20 High Jump mark set by Okemi Porter last year, to set a new mark at 1.80m.Benjamin wasn’t satisfied with his accomplishment on the mat, and returned to the ‘blue ribbon’ event – the Boys U-20 100m – clocking 10.97 seconds. Encosie Leitch of Corentyne was second with a time of 10.98s while Osmond Gilead of New Amsterdam/Canje finished third (11.14s).Meanwhile, Deshana Skeete reset her own Girls U-18 100m record, speeding her way to win the event with a time of 12.12 seconds. Last year she clocked 12.17 seconds.Cameron Nicholloyd of the Essequibo Coast broke the Boys U-14 800m with ease, racing to a time of two minutes, 10.41 seconds (2:10.41) erasing Samuel Henry’s old time of 2:13.43 which was set last year.With the exception of Skeete’s 100m record, all the other records were recorded in the field events.