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A number of the world’s leading golfers are demonstrating their support for shorter forms of golf as new figures reveal a significant increase in competitive nine hole scores being submitted.Stars of the sport, including Padraig Harrington, So Yeon Ryu, Jon Rahm, Charley Hull, Mel Reid and Richie Ramsay feature in a new series of videos produced by The R&A with the support of various national bodies about their memories of playing nine hole golf and their enjoyment of the shortened format.“Nine hole golf is a shorter form of the game that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy together and can be played after work, after school and at the weekend,” said Ramsay, a three-time European Tour winner.Dame Laura Davies remarked; “For amateurs and fun things it’s a great concept.” While Charley Hull added: “It’s a great way to get into the game.”The work being achieved by golf’s governing bodies in Great Britain and Ireland to promote nine hole golf and shorter formats as a way of enjoying the sport in less time, either recreationally or for handicap purposes, is illustrated by new figures which demonstrate the rising popularity of competitive nine hole golf.Key findings on nine hole golf have revealed the following:• England Golf has reported a 50% increase in nine hole competitive scores returned between 2014 and 2017 (70,127 to 105,254). Between 2016 and 2017, competitive nine hole club rounds by males increased by 17% (50,667 to 59,336) and 6% by females (43,314 to 45,918).• In Ireland, from 2016 to 2017, competitive nine hole club rounds by women and girls increased by 64% (18,753 to 30,803) and by over 200% by men and boys (2,370 to 7,250).• Wales Golf has reported a 28% increase in nine hole competitive scores returned between 2016 and 2017 (12,201 to 15,671).• Scottish Golf has reported a 30% increase in nine hole competitive scores returned between 2016 and 2017 (30,021 to 39,107).The popularity of nine hole golf is also evident in other countries; in Portugal, there has been a 269% increase in the number of nine hole qualifying scores recorded from 2007-2017 (1,688 to 6,225), while in Spain the number of nine hole rounds played from 2014-2017 has increased by 36% (35,777 to 48,806).In Australia, last year’s Play 9 initiative, which gave players the challenge of tackling the back nine holes at the Emirates Australian Open, attracted 163 clubs and 2,442 competitors. Organisers are aiming for 350 clubs and over 10,000 players to enter Play 9 this year. Elsewhere, in Canada, nine hole scores submitted between 2007-2017 rose from 277,722 to 732,072, an increase of 164%.Golf’s professional circuits are also embracing shorter formats of the game with the exciting GolfSixes event recently played on the European Tour and the popular junior GolfSixes League expanding through new partnerships across Europe. Meantime, England Golf and the European Tour have just announced a partnership which will start by engaging members at over 1,900 clubs through GolfSixes.Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development at The R&A, said, “The figures reported by the national associations in Great Britain and Ireland, and those in other countries, demonstrate that nine hole golf is rising in popularity. We are encouraged to see that shorter forms of the sport are being embraced by clubs and golfers as a perfectly valid means to play golf in less time, either recreationally or competitively.”This year’s R&A 9 Hole Championship Final will be played on Saturday 14 July ahead of The 147th Open at Carnoustie and thousands of golfers are competing to try and qualify through events being held by clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland.In Scotland, the first ever national nine hole final at Milnathort in June will now be played over two days after over 170 clubs registered for the chance to go forward to play at the famous Angus links. Over 300 courses in Scotland now also have a designated nine hole Standard Scratch Score (SSS) to stage nine hole medals, with more than 50 new ratings so far this year. 14 May 2018 New figures show a rise in popularity for nine-hole golf Tags: Nine holes, R&A
Antonio Torres will fight with Luis Rubiales and Iker Casillas to preside over the Royal Spanish Football Federation. This was announced at a press conference at the College of Journalists of Catalonia. Of course, to get your application, you will first have to meet the 15% of the guarantees of the federative assembly members or, what is the same, at least the backing of 21 of its 140 members. Despite being a less media profile than the other two candidates for federative command, Antonio Torres is a man of federative contacts, for his past in the arbitration and for his link to the Catalan Federation. Moreover, he already tried to run for this election, but could not and even he challenged them before the Catalan Sports Court.In addition, in his curriculum, as pointed out by La Voz de Almería, facts such as leading collegiate training courses for the youngest are appreciated, have been a professional footballer or have been 20 years in the world of arbitration. In the absence of knowing the final date of the elections, there is already another candidate to compete with Rubiales and Casillas.
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That next man up attitude carried Ateneo to its second straight UAAP men’s basketball title after sweeping University of the Philippines in the Season 81 finals.“Our motto was next man up and it was really evident this season because there were players who got sidelined every other game,” said Mike after Ateneo’s 99-81 Game 2 win Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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“It’s really hard getting back but I credit my teammates, the point guards, like Tyler [Tio], SJ [Belangel] for stepping up for me when I wasn’t there,” said Matt. “It’s really a team game and you never know who’ll step up but it’s next man up mentality for us.”The absence of the twins saw the likes of Tio and Belangel take up major minutes for some stretches in the eliminations while Gian Mamuyac also provided stability in the wing position. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt and Mike Nieto didn’t just have a twin thing; the whole Ateneo team had one—sort of.When the twins got sidelined with injuries and dengue in the middle part of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament, the whole team picked up the slack until the brothers were able to return to form at the tail end of the Blue Eagles’ schedule.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next There was also the revelation in William Navarro, who filled in for Raffy Verano when the latter got injured for a few games during the eliminations.This constant filling in allowed Ateneo to keep its pace and top the league with a 12-2 record en route to its second straight title.This is also the second title for the twins who matched their father Jet’s accomplishment in 1987 and 1988 in helping steer the Blue Eagles to their first UAAP titles.The twins said their Season 81 championship meant a little more since they will still have a chance to get more.“My and Mike’s goal is to just win championships for Ateneo but right now we’re really blessed because we went back-to-back and dad is actually nervous because we want to prove that we can get a three-peat,” said Matt.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Too short, too slow, too weak’ Anton Asistio proves his worth as two-time champ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Mike said their Jet’s challenge to them started way before he and Matt got into college.Jet would regularly bring the young twins to Blue Eagle Gym where Ateneo’s championship banners hung and that became motivation to the two current Blue Eagles.“Us three talked about it when Matt and I were in grade school and before we won our juniors’ title dad told us he won one so that’s where it started,” said Mike who led the Blue Eaglets to the Season 77 championship. “He’d bring us to Blue Eagle Gym and there was his banner in the juniors and the two banners in college and last year he told us that he was still ahead because Matt and I only have one.”“We really wanted to beat our dad because we only tied him in high school and now we’re tied with him in college so he can’t boast on us. Hopefully, we can get the three-peat next year because that’s the goal,” added Mike. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
3. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – 62 free kicks/Six goals/9.7 per-cent conversion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Blessed with one of the hardest shots in Premier League history, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink exhibited on plenty of occasions a wonderfully delicate touch. Having attempted 62 free kicks on goal during his English top flight career, the Dutchman found the net on six occasions. 8. Ryan Giggs – 73 free kicks/Five goals/6.6 per-cent conversion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The Manchester United legend may not have been the Red Devils primary set-piece taker during his time with the club, but when he did have a pop from a free-kick he occasionally found the net five times, in fact. 10 1. Juan Mata – 28 free kicks/Five goals/17.9 conversion rate – Top of the tree though is former Chelsea and current Man United playmaker Juan Mata. Not particularly well known for his set-piece expertise, Mata has attempted just 28 free kick attempts on goal, but boasts an incredible strike-rate of 17.9 per-cent. 4. David Beckham – 54 free kicks/Five goals/9.3 per-cent conversion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The archetypal, modern free-kick master, it is perhaps a little surprising to see David Beckham not further up this list. The Man United great attempted 54 free kicks on goal, scoring just five, but it is conversion rate that counts the most in this list. 10 10 10 7. Danny Murphy – 67 free kicks/Five goals/7.5 per-cent conversion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The Liverpool and Fulham hero and talkSPORT regular scored some pretty important free-kicks during his playing days. Above is just one of his memorable efforts, scoring against Bolton. 9. Leighton Baines – 76 free kicks/Five goals/6.6 per-cent conversion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Evertons dead-ball specialist, Baines gained a reputation for his ability to strike a ball at Wigan before transferring that to the Blue half of Merseyside. 10 5. Nolberto Solano – 78 free kicks/Seven goals/9.0 per-cent conversion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Arguably the greatest Peruvian export since Paddington Bear, Nolberto Solano was something of a specialist from free-kicks. Throughout his time in the Premier League, Solano attempted 78 free-kicks on goal, scoring seven. Sometimes there is nothing more beautiful that a perfectly weighted free-kick sailing over a wall and beyond the outstretched arm of a despairing goalkeeper.But who is the best free-kick taker in the Premier League’s recent memory?The Press Association, in conjunction with the Premier League, have crunched the numbers, focusing on every player to score at least five free-kick goals since the start of the 2001/02 season to answer that question.Click the arrow above to see who is number one. 10 10 6. Thierry Henry – 144 free kicks/12 goals/8.3 per-cent conversion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Is there anything Thierry Henry cant do? It doesnt appear there is, with the Frenchman having scored 12 free-kick goals for Arsenal during his time with the club. Having attempted 144 free-kicks on goal, he boasted an 8.3 per-cent conversion rate. 10 10 2. Sebastian Larsson – 90 free kicks/11 goals/12.2 per-cent conversion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – One of the Premier Leagues top set-piece specialists, Sunderland fans have grown used to seeing Sebastian Larsson bending the ball in. His 11 goals from 90 attempts gives him a very impressive conversion rate of 12.2 per-cent. 10. Laurent Robert – 154 free kicks/10 goals/ 6.5 per-cent conversion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The former Newcastle and Portsmouth hero famed as much for taking his kit off, as he was scoring unbelievable goals had a wonderful shot on him. While his conversion rate wasn’t the very best, when he scored a free-kick, youd remember it. 10
Abdoul Camara Derby are closing in on a deal to sign Angers playmaker Abdoul Camara, according to reports in France.The 25-year-old has caught the eye of the Championship side having impressed in 17 Ligue 1 outings this term.Le10Sport claim that the terms on a £1.25m deal are close to being agreed with Camara set to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal.The Guinean midfielder has spent most of his career in the French leagues and has racked up 91 top-flight appearances.He also played 13 times for PAOK in the Greek Super League and six times for Real Mallorca in the Spanish second-tier.And promotion-chasing Derby will be hoping that his wealth of experience can boost their chances of making it back to the Premier League. 1
Mitt Romney is an intelligent man who sometimes seems eager to find bushel baskets under which to hide his light. Romney faults Rudy Giuliani for opposing the presidential line-item veto. But Giuliani doesn’t, unfortunately. The facts – not that they loom large in this skirmish – are: When in 1997 Bill Clinton used the line-item veto, with which Congress had just armed him, to cancel $200 million for New York state, Giuliani harried Clinton all the way to the Supreme Court. It agreed with Giuliani that the line-item veto was an unconstitutional violation of the “presentment” clause. Today, Giuliani says, in defense of what does not need defending (his defense of the Constitution), that he favors amending the Constitution to give presidents such a veto, thereby substantially augmenting what should not be further augmented – presidential power. In 1996, when a Republican-controlled Congress tried by statute to give Clinton and subsequent presidents a line-item veto, Pat Moynihan’s intervention in the Senate debate began: “I rise in the serene confidence that this measure is constitutionally doomed.” He was vindicated because the Constitution says “every bill” passed by Congress shall be “presented” to the president, who shall sign “it” or return “it” with his objections. The antecedent of the pronoun is the bill, not bits of it. Forty-three governors have, and most presidents have coveted, the power to have something other than an all-or-nothing choice when presented with appropriations bills. This did not matter in 1789, when the only appropriations bill passed by the First Congress could have been typed double-space on a single sheet of paper. But 199 years later, President Reagan displayed a 43-pound, 3,296-page bill as an argument for a line-item veto. Today’s gargantuan government, its 10 thumbs into everything, routinely generates elephantine appropriations bills. After a century of the growth of presidential power, and after eight years of especially aggressive assertions of presidential prerogatives, it would be unseemly to intensify this tendency with a line-item veto. Conservatives used to be the designated worriers about the evolution of the presidency into the engine of grandiose government. They should visit the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in the National Archives building on Constitution Avenue. There the Constitution is displayed under four large glass plates. Almost half of the glass is required to cover just Article One. That concerns the legislative branch, which is the government’s “first branch” for a reason. A polite assessment of Romney’s – and Giuliani’s – enthusiasm for a line-item veto would resemble a 19th-century scholar’s assessment of a rival’s translation of Plato: “The best translation of a Greek philosopher which has ever been executed by a person who understood neither philosophy nor Greek.” George Will’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But were a president empowered to cancel provisions of legislation, what he would be doing would be indistinguishable from legislating. He would be making, rather than executing, laws and the separation of powers would be violated. Furthermore, when presidents truncated bills by removing items, they often would vitiate the will of Congress. Frequently, congressional majorities could not have been cobbled together for bills if they had not included some provisions that presidents later removed. The line-item veto expresses liberalism’s faith in top-down government and the watery Caesarism that has produced today’s inflated presidency. Liberalism assumes that executive branch experts, free from parochial constituencies, know, as Congress does not, what is good for the nation “as a whole.” This is contrary to the public philosophy of James Madison’s “extensive” republic with its many regions and myriad interests. If Romney thinks a line-item veto would be a major force for federal frugality, he is mistaken. Gov. Reagan used his line-item veto to trim, on average, only about 2percent from California’s budgets. And much larger proportions of state budgets than of the federal budget are susceptible to such vetoes. Sixty-one percent of the federal budget goes to entitlements and to interest payments on government borrowing, neither of which can be vetoed. Another 21 percent goes to defense and homeland security. Realistically, the line-item veto probably would be pertinent to less than 20 percent of the budget. And the line-item veto might result in increased spending. Legislators would have even less conscience about packing the budget with pork, because they could get credit for putting in what presidents would be responsible for taking out. Presidents, however, might use the pork for bargaining, saying to individual legislators: If you support me on this and that, I will not veto the bike path you named for your Aunt Emma.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’re in the midst of a real dogfight to save as many structures as we can,” Steve Seltzner, U.S. Forest Service battalion chief, said around 12:30 p.m. in Running Springs. “We’re losing structures even as we speak.” Some hardy souls stayed behind, though. Kishore Ramlagan, owner of the 5 Point General Store in Twin Peaks, has kept the store open for emergency service workers and remaining residents. He has a Subway sandwich shop in the store and let emergency workers come in and make sandwiches as well as drink coffee, all for free. “It’s not the money, it’s more of a community service,” Ramlagan said. Emergency responders evacuated patients from Mountains Community Hospital, which is located off Highway 173 on the northeast side of Lake Arrowhead. Heavy smoke from the Grass Valley Fire enveloped the hospital as the evacuation began, but the emergency room stayed open. “The sheriff says it’s time to go,” said Ed Pallette, the hospital’s chief of staff. “We’ve been watching this for quite some time.” Pallette said he was waiting for ambulances to take four acutely ill patients to Loma Linda University Medical Center. About a dozen more patients were going to be transported to a skilled nursing facility in Redlands. SOME SUCCESS With a mobile phone pressed firmly to his ear, Steve Hauer stood on a wooden deck as the Slide Fire burned all around his family’s beloved mountain cabin. Once more, firefighters struggled to hold back the relentless blaze that threatened the 5,200-square-foot home built on eight acres of steep terrain. “They’re saving it again!” Hauer, a retired law-enforcement officer who lives in Highland, shouted into the phone around 2:45 p.m. “I don’t believe it.” It was a rare moment of good news for the homes in Running Springs, where firefighters lost battle after battle to the blaze. “It just keeps eating up the structures,” said David Johnson, who was with a fire crew from Oak Glen in the Fredalba neighborhood. “We’re trying to corral it to save as many as we can.” Officials feared the erratic wind could propel the Slide Fire down the mountain and into the East Highlands Ranch. Residents east of Highway 330, north of Highland Avenue and west of Weaver Street were told to make preparations in case the roaring Santa Ana winds changed direction and flames rushed down the mountain toward their homes. “We’re going to watch what the winds do,” said Mary Stock, battalion chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Highland station. “If the winds don’t pick up and we get the marine layer coming in, that will change things so we don’t need to have mandatory evacuations,” Stock said. “As long as the winds aren’t pushing from Running Springs into Highland, we’re feeling pretty good.” Homeowners received calls Tuesday from an emergency message system advising them to prepare to leave the area. One woman arrived at the fire station and asked what she should do. “As soon as it comes over that ridge, it will probably become a mandatory evacuation,” a firefighter said, pointing to a smoke-choked hill in the distance. “Now’s the time to get your stuff together and get ready.” Homeowners experienced a similar concern four years ago when the Old Fire came close to East Highlands Ranch, a master-planned community of two-story homes selling for $500,000 and up. “We went through this in the Old Fire,” said Valerie Parmenter, a 56-year-old Evans Lane resident who lived in another part of the community four years ago. “We were evacuated. It was an emotional trauma and it was nerve-racking. We stood there and waited to see if our house was going to survive.” PAINFUL REMINDER It was memories of another arson fire that made it hard on some members of the U.S. Forest Service. The one-year anniversary of the deadly Esperanza Fire is Friday, and it haunted firefighters as they struggled to control an unpredictable blaze. “There’s a certain personal aspect of it while we are out here fighting a fire, but we muscle up and do what needs to be done,” said Seltzner, the Forest Service battalion chief, as he fought back tears. The Esperanza Fire ignited on Oct. 26, 2006, near Cabazon. It killed five firefighters who were overwhelmed by flames as they tried to defend a rural home. It burned more than 40,000 acres and destroyed 34 homes. As darkness arrived, the winds were calm on Fairway Drive near Twin Peaks where a nine-man hand crew of firefighters battled hot spots on the eastern edge of the Grass Valley Fire in a canyon about 200 yards below. Eric Petterson, division supervisor for the U.S. Forest Service, stood behind a white house stained pink with fire retardant that was spared the flames. Patches of scorched vegetation, however, were visible at the rear of the home. “The winds have held off so the (fire) behavior is significantly moderated today,” Petterson said. “We’re still short on resources so it still has a lot of open line and it still has a lot of potential.” Petterson also said the firefighters still need more bulldozers or hand crews to cut line. However, he was confident in the line between the fire and Grass Valley and Lake Arrowhead areas but if the wind picks up the fire could blow downwind, which was at the time blowing lightly toward the Crestline area. Staff writers Matt Wrye, Jason Pesick, Stephen Wall, Robert Rogers and Selicia Kennedy-Ross, contributed to this report. RUNNING SPRINGS – Firefighters struggled Wednesday to stop twin blazes that have turned the San Bernardino Mountains into a chaotic, smoldering mess of fire, smoke and ash. Residents have fled their homes, schools have closed, a mountain hospital was evacuated and the air quality has become dangerous from the dry, acrid smoke. Together, the Slide Fire and the Grass Valley Fire have destroyed at least 300 homes in the San Bernardino Mountains and left fire officials concerned of a repeat performance of the Old Fire of 2003 that burned down the hillside into the city of San Bernardino. This time, the concern is for Highland, where voluntary evacuations were called early Tuesday afternoon. EVACUATIONS GROW Locally, mandatory evacuations were called from Crestline to Snow Valley – a 19-mile stretch of two-lane road that runs along the rim of the San Bernardinos. The reason was simple. The fires just ran through communities like Running Springs.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe armed duo has hit stores across the Valley from North Hollywood to San Fernando. Wearing hooded sweatshirts, their routine is almost always the same. They usually rob 7-11 stores between midnight and 4 a.m. One, described as a petite, 5-foot-1 white or Latina woman, points a gun at the cashier and demands money. The other, described as a 5-foot-6, 135-pound black female, acts as a lookout. She stands at the door and shouts orders at the employees, said Lt. Steve Koman. They have so far never made off with more than $250. After taking the money, the women order the employees to get down on the floor before leaving. The woman demanding money is described as weighing about 120 pounds and is 25 to 35 years old. The doorwoman is 20 to 30 years old. LAPD Robbery-Homicide detectives are working with the San Fernando Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and Oxnard Police Department to help solve the crimes. Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 485-2511 or (877) LAWFULL.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The San Fernando Valley may just have its own version of “Thelma and Louise”: Police are searching for two female bandits who have robbed nearly a dozen convenience stores in the Valley and surrounding cities over the past month. The last store to get hit was a San Fernando 7-11 market where the two gun-toting women took off with about $200 the day after Christmas. “It’s not our standard cases we handle,” said LAPD detective Steve Kolman. “It’s a rarity to see two females as primary suspects in aggressive armed robberies.”
4 4 4 Spain star Andres Iniesta with coach Fernando Hierro in a pre-match press conference ahead of their clash with Iran. Where can I stream Iran v Spain?Iran v Spain is live to stream on talkSPORT.com, or you can listen on 1089 or 1053 AM, DAB radio or through the talkSPORT mobile app. Costa netted twice in Spain’s opener Key players:Iran: AZ Alkmaar’s winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is likely to be the difference maker for Iran in Russia. Jahanbakhsh has been the star of the Dutch Eredivisie in 2017/18. The 24-year-old top scored in the division with 21 goals in 33 games, while only two players also finished with more than his 12 assists. Though he can play anywhere along the front line, Jahanbakhsh’s strongest position is on the right wing and he is a devilishly tricky opponent with excellent playmaking and shooting abilities.Spain: Diego Costa scored twice against Portugal and has finally established himself as an important player for Spain having struggled following the change of his international allegiance in 2013. He was their joint top scorer in qualifying, with five goals in five games, and he has netted seven times for Atletico Madrid since joining them in January. 4 The Kazan Arena will host Iran v Spain Predicted line-ups:Iran: Beiranvand, Rezaeian, Cheshmi, Pouraliganji, Ansarifard, Ebrahimi, Hajsafi, Shojaei, Jahanbakhsh, Azmoun, AmiriSpain: De Gea, Nacho, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Koke, Isco, David Silva; Costa Team news:For La Roja, Dani Carvajal continues his return from fitness but is set to miss out with Nacho keeping his place in the team while, for Team Melli, Rouzbeh Cheshmi is out of the tournament with a muscle injury he picked up in training.What are the players saying?Masoud Shojaei (Iran): “We know that Spain are one the best teams in the world but we will also do our best. We respect them but we want to advance to the next stage.”Andres Iniesta (Spain):“We are dreaming of winning the World Cup again. But the important thing in these tournaments is to think in the short-term and not obsess of any long-term ambitions.“Our immediate aim is now Iran and to focus on that because it is crucial in terms of our aims.” The 2018 World Cup is in full swing and all of the matches have been live on talkSPORT.Today, Wednesday, there are another three games, the last of which sees Iran take on Spain from Kazan.