Jamaica’s national Under-17 squad will continue preparations for their 12- team CONCACAF Qualifiers next April in Panama with warm-up games this week against Canada’s Under-17s in back-to back matches.The Jamaica Under-17s will first take on Canada today at Winchester park on North Street, Kingston. Start time is 3 p.m.The second encounter will be on Tuesday at the University of the West Indies Mona Bowl at 3 p.m.A total of 26 players were called up for a November 25-30 training camp to face the Canadians.Yesterday, the Canadians had their first local training exercise at the Jamaica Football Federation’s Technical Centre.The Canadian U-17 team has been accompanied by an eight-member coaching staff.There is no entrance fee for the public to attend both games.
Former Chelsea man Kevin De Bruyne will reject the advances of Bayern Munich after enduring a miserable time at Stamford Bridge, according to Wolfsburg teammate Marcel Schafer.The Belgian midfielder was signed by Jose Mourinho’s side from Genk in January 2012 for around £6m and spent the 2012-13 season on loan in Germany with Werder Bremen.His chance at Chelsea finally came last season but he was publicly criticised by Mourinho for his performance in a League Cup match against Swindon and subsequently dropped to train with the under-21 squad.Wolfsburg paid £18m for the playmaker in the summer and he has repaid them by helping them to second in the Bundesliga and the quarter-finals of the Europa League.Bayern have take note and are considering a summer move for the 23-year-old but Schafer says his team-mate is wary of moving to another massive club so soon.“I think that our chances Kevin are really good,” he said. “He has already experienced not getting so much time on the field at Chelsea, which is a top club in Europe.“And that is why I think the best thing for him would be to stay for a minimum one more year at Wolfsburg.“Next year he could play Champions League here and win titles with us. If you want to win titles you need extraordinary players and you really have to say that Kevin De Bruyne is at the moment the best player in the Bundesliga and not only because of his stats.“You can see that in every single game. And we’re really, really happy to have him and to keep him till the next season or maybe a little bit longer.” Former Chelsea man Kevin De Bruyne will reject the advances of Bayern Munich after enduring a miserable time at Stamford Bridge, according to Wolfsburg teammate Marcel Schafer 1
QPR manager Chris Ramsey concedes star striker Charlie Austin is likely to leave the club this summer.The former Burnley man is expected to leave Loftus Road, following Rangers’ relegation to the Championship, and has been linked with Newcastle, Leicester, West Ham and Crystal Palace.Ramsey admits QPR have knocked back a number of offers for the 26-year-old, who scored 18 Premier League goals last season.But he also said an offer in excess of £15m would be enough to secure Austin’s services as he aims to earn a place with the England squad at next summer’s European Championships.“We have to be realistic, it’s unlikely he’ll stay,” Ramsey told Kick Off.“We want to keep him but it’s unlikely, the club is in a financial position that it needs to recoup some money and I think for his ambitions he wants to keep playing in the Premier League to go to the Euros.“We’ve been offered £12m and turned it down so we’re looking in excess of £15m – goalscoring is something you can’t coach, it’s just a habit that some people have.”However, Ramsey suggested that Austin could stay at Loftus Road if the right offer didn’t materialise.“He’s aiming to go to a team that’s in the top half of the table, if he doesn’t then he could stay,” he added.“He puts in a shift in training, I don’t think he’s going to be one of those whose head is all over the place. It’s hard for any young man with this sort of attention to not be affected but he’s been very good.”