The weather has prompted team officials - including Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes - to question why reserve days weren't put into the draw in a country renowned for wet weather. On the other hand, India have also played like tournament favourites and have registered reaffirming wins over South Africa and Australia. However, India , having lost to New Zealand in the warm-up game, could feel a bit of pressure when facing Kiwis.
While United have primarily targeted young players this summer, they are willing to finance a big deal for Bale , who is now earning £480,000-a-week in Madrid. "In the past I played against a very fast player who, according to me, was the best after Maradona - Ronaldo", said Rossi, the former Brescia and Sampdoria defender.
Madrid's biggest signing of the summer is set to be completed imminently when Belgian forward Eden Hazard completes a €100m move from Chelsea . You will fulfil your dream of being part of this club. "It may be surprising to a lot of people [but] I'm delighted for him". However, the Evening Standard reports that the Old Trafford club have ended their pursuit of Bale and turned down the opportunity to hold talks with the Bernabeu outfit about a potential permanent or loan move.
Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte has been a keen admirer of Lukaku over the years and the Belgian recently heaped praise on the manager by calling him as the best head coach in the world. Lukaku is on €11m-a-year - though that will be slashed this year by 25 per cent after failing to secure Champions League qualification. "And then Cristiano Ronaldo arrived, [Maurizio] Sarri is going to Juventus , [Carlo] Ancelotti will be at Napoli : Serie A will be exciting".
Burnley's meeting with Southampton at Turf Moor and Watford's home clash with Brighton round off the other opening-weekend fixtures for the Premier League 2019/20 campaign. Rodgers said: "Seeing the fixtures for the new season is just as exciting for the staff and players as it is for our supporters and I can imagine everyone was happy this morning to see that we have a home game at King Power Stadium to start the season".
Sam Saunders, grandson of Arnold Palmer, hit the first shot of the 119th edition of the championship, the sixth to be held on the scenic course overlooking the Pacific. "Whether that's more important for me than other people... maybe". It's hard to win the same event three times in a row. Then there's the difficulty and danger of the par-threes, such as the 202-yard 12th or the iconic 17th, where Tom Watson chipped in to deny Jack Nicklaus in 1982.