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Dani Carvajal cleared of heart condition, Real Madrid confirm

Dani Carvajal cleared of heart condition, Real Madrid confirm
Dani Carvajal cleared of heart condition, Real Madrid confirm

I have had the same condition as Carvajal several times, so I can give a little background here:

Pericarditis is an inflammation on the pericardium (heart sack) caused by an infection. The infection usually is viral, but it's often very hard to determine which exact virus, since it's hard to get tissue samples from that area.

It's also relatively rare, so there's not much solid knowledge about the condition. Usually the sufferer is prescribed a treatment of massive amounts of NSAIDS and is hospitalised to ensure that the patient doesn't get pericardial effusion, which can be deadly.

The doctors usually can't do anything to help the condition, since it's a virus, you just have to trust the immune system to work it out. When all symptoms of inflammation are gone, you are allowed out of hospital, but there is no way to know if the condition will reappear or not.

If it doesn't reappear you're basically 100% healthy again, but for each time you get it, there develops some scar tissue around the heart that can accumulate to a very serious problem that needs surgery if it constrains the hearts natural movement too much.

So right now, nobody knows how this will develop for Carvajal. What I can say is that this will not be a problem for him unless the condition reappears. For now, the immune system has taken care of the infection and he is at full health again.

I hope Carvajal is more lucky than me, as this condition has been a thorn in my side the last few years. But even with recurring pericarditis, I still play football at a somewhat competitive level.

Carvajal being discharged. Madrid’s club doctors want to err on the side of caution and have not yet specified a potential return date for the defender.

This is such great news. Hope Dani continues his run of dominance for Spain and Madrid. Watching him turn into (arguably) the best RB in the world is so special for many Madrid fans.

I understand your pain dude. Your information is actually spot on. Hope it gets easy on you.

Rodrigo Bentancur: ''I have already improved since I joined Juventus. I have gained 5 kilos.''

Rodrigo Bentancur: ''I have already improved since I joined Juventus. I have gained 5 kilos.''
Rodrigo Bentancur: ''I have already improved since I joined Juventus. I have gained 5 kilos.''

Higuain is mentoring him well

TIL I've improved as much as Bentacur since he joined us

What is this a weight watchers meeting 😂

I've improved four times as much in five years!

Colombia could have 3 National Managers in the WC... But none of them are with the Colombian NT.

Colombia could have 3 National Managers in the WC... But none of them are with the Colombian NT.

Juan Carlos Osorio (México) 56 yrs

Osorio have very good numbers with Mexico NT but is also really disputed by the media because of the rotation of the team. He needs at least Semi-final to continue with his Job.

Hernán "Bolillo" Gómez (Panamá) 61 yrs

Bolillo is one of the two NM that has led 3 different countries through the Qualifying to the WC (Colombia - Ecuador - Panamá) he managed the NT one time but some "Things" in his personal life led the Bolillo to quit the National Team.

Jorge Luis Pinto* (Honduras) 64 yrs

After leading the Costa Rica team to the Quarterfinals of last WC, Profe Pinto is now with Honduras side, and he is going to face Australia for the Playoffs.

Only Bolillo has managed the NT of Colombia in a WC before and after Russia 2018 Jose Pekerman (Argentinian) is 90% close to leave the NT... so for next WC possibly we are going to see one of this NM or Reinaldo Rueda taking Colombia through the Conmebol Qualifiers

If we get to the Quarter-finals Osorio is getting a fat extension.

As long as Osorio goes through the group stages he is safe as our manager.

If he goes past the Round of 16 he will have done the most succesful WC for us.

He needs at least Semi-final to continue with his Job.

Lol, I'm sorry what?

If Mexico get to the semifinals (hell, even quarter finals), every Mexican should line up to fellate the coach.

For some reason a lot of South American countries like having Argentine managers

Fox paid $400m for the World Cup and now the USA aren't even in it

Fox paid $400m for the World Cup and now the USA aren't even in it
Fox paid $400m for the World Cup and now the USA aren't even in it

oops

They're still gonna make money from it

There's still a lot people who'll watch it. I don't think they'll lose money but they won't make as much as they would have.

My experience with American fans is that everyone is from somewhere else and so almost everyone can claim to support another country. And if you can't or your other country isn't in the WC you can just opt to support another country. When I was there in 2014 I saw many people in Brazil shirts who didn't speak any Portuguese and were clearly not Brazilian and a contingent of Argentina fans who were Pakistani (they were super nice).

It's the World Cup. It's not like the Chicago Fire get to play it every year.

Argentina in 2018 WC Qualifiers without Messi: 1W 3L 4D. With Messi: 6W 1L 3D.

Argentina in 2018 WC Qualifiers without Messi: 1W 3L 4D. With Messi: 6W 1L 3D.

Messidependencia as it finest.

Football is all about balance. You need to be Messi good to make up for the complete lack of decent defensive players and midfielders.

No good having 5 brilliant strikers if you have nobody to pass the ball to them.

Dybala will never reach Messi levels , stop setting the man up for failure . He said so himself , he doesn’t want to be compared to Messi .

At Dybala's age, Messi was already the undisputed best player in the world.

Kaka announces that he will leave Orlando City at the end of this MLS season

Kaka announces that he will leave Orlando City at the end of this MLS season

He was excellent his first year with the team but age got to him. Hopefully we can use that money to get another DP or two.

That being said, off the field he was an amazing hire who really helped boost the hype for the club.

Interesting that he never said "retired". Just that he isn't renewing with Orlando.

Pretty sure he will go back to São Paulo.

Come to Besiktas ?

Arturo Vidal confirms that he won’t retire from the Chilean NT

Arturo Vidal confirms that he won’t retire from the Chilean NT

Did he just do a Messi?

He won't retire because he needs an excuse to travel to Chile during the season and get drunk as fuck at the casino

His low-life friends are in Chile.

Don’t think he actually did retire though

Niger national U17 football team

Niger national U17 football team

I will try to explain this:

So most players in youth teams are born in the first quarter of the year, especially in the lower age groups, as a few months in development can make a huge difference. Now I would assume that in a country like Niger, births can sometimes, or maybe quite often, occur at home and time & date tracking might not be the biggest priority. So when the child finally sees a doctor or some person of authority and the date of birth is set, they will just say "beginning / end of the year X", and they will set it on that date. You see a lot of 31.12 and 01.01 birthdates in African countries.

with a look over your shoulder beforehand

I assume this is when they don't know the exact date of birth but everyone gets their wrist MRI scanned to make sure they're not overage at FIFA competitions.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/8323257.stm

Yeah there's a Somalian kid in our academy that was given 01/01/01 as a date of birth when he moved to the UK, it's pretty common.

City Women's player Pauline Bremer had to wait an hour for an ambulance after breaking her leg against Everton. The club are asking questions to the FA.

City Women's player Pauline Bremer had to wait an hour for an ambulance after breaking her leg ag...

A friend of mine was at the game and said they didn't even have a proper stretcher to carry her off the pitch.

You risk doing further damage by moving her. Obviously for most people it is okay (although not advisable) but the club will want to take as few risks as possible since she is a footballer and that will mean getting the leg secured before moving her. If they don't have the equipment available it will require an ambulance.

I also broke my leg on the soccer field and it took close to one hour before the Doctor Ambulance came

Higher standards are expected in a professional league though. This is just a case of the medical standards falling behind as women's football in this country grows and modernises, I think even PL2 academy games have ambulances on standby these days.

that’s insane... even high school girl’s games are required to have an ambulance on site

U2 postponed their 48,000-people concert for two hours so people could watch Messi score a hattrick.

U2 postponed their 48,000-people concert for two hours so people could watch Messi score a hattrick.

U2: I love you Messi Messi: I love U2

In 2010 I was in the Netherlands at The Hague Jazz Festival. Stevie Wonder was due to play the headline set, but it clashed against the World Cup final between Spain and The Netherlands. He postponed the concert but, unfortunately, it had a very different result.

*so people could watch if their country makes it to the world cup

Watching your nation lose in a World Cup final has to be one of the most emotionally painful sports experiences as a fan , especially in extra time . I can’t imagine how dead that concert was lol

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