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Neymar, Di Maria & Paresdes test positive for Coronavirus

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After suffering a predictable loss at the UEFA Champions League final, French club Paris Saint-Germain received a further blow as they officially confirmed that three of their prolific players have been tested positive for the widespread Coronavirus.

Although the French giants failed to mention the names of the players, a report from French outlet L’Equipe claims that Neymar is in the list of the positive cases.

The Ligue 1 giants have not picked up the ball ever since their defeat to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League final at Lisbon, Portugal. They will be opening their French League campaign on September 10.

After their defeat to the German club, most of the PSG star took some days off in Ibiza. L’Equipe further reported the names of the three players; Neymar, Angel Di Maria, and Leandro Paredes, who all went to Ibiza for their brief holidays.

The club wrote on their official website: “Three Paris Saint-Germain players have confirmed positive Sars CoV2 tests and are subject to the appropriate health protocol.

“All of the players and coaching staff will continue to undergo tests in the coming days.”

The first match for the Ligue 1 campaign was postponed in July following the outbreak of Coronavirus sudden cases at Marseille, who confirmed three positive cases among its first eleven players and club’s staff.

Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille are not the only French club suffering the outbreak blow, as several others have also suffered the blow with Lyon, Rennes and Montpellier included in that list.

This resulted in the Parisians canceling their senior team training, with many of the first-team squad still out on international duty.

Ligue 1 received high critics after becoming the only top European league to prematurely end its 2019/20 campaign rather than restart following the Coronavirus pandemic during spring. With its campaign ending, the club with the highest position on the league table was announced champions; Paris Saint-Germain won the 2019/20 campaign with Marseille coming second while Stade Rennes and Lille ending with the third and fourth position respectively.

After two games played in their 2020/21 campaign, OGC Nice are currently sitting top of the table having emerged victorious in their opening matches against RC Lens and Strasbourg. Bordeaux, AS Monaco, Rennes, Lille, and Nantes all two points behind Nice and several online bookies are creating better odds for the games ahead in the French league.

Marseille started their season opener with a 3-2 victory against Brest on Sunday after seeing their previous opening match with Saint-Etienne postponed on August 18.

Paris Saint-Germain was originally confirmed to start their 2020/21 campaign on September 10, but following these new altercations with the Coronavirus, the club might be asked to postpone their opener once again due to this.

Although nothing of sort have been officially confirmed, if it happened to be, PSG will be having a lot on their plate as the Thomas Tuchel’s team will be tasked with the job of catching up with the other clubs in the team plus potential players that might be missing out on their first opener.

From television to the internet platform, Jonathan switched his journey in digital media with Bigtime Daily. He served as a journalist for popular news channels and currently contributes his experience for Bigtime Daily by writing about the tech domain.

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The Soccer Master Who Became MMA Legend – Pawel Kozlowski

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Pawel Kozlowski was born in 1992, in Gniezno, Poland. The footballer-turned-MMA fighter was born to rule the ring. He was destined to achieve greatness, and he did that in style. Early in his life, at 17, he played soccer to mesmerize the world with his natural talent, but his love and passion for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) never faded. His life took a significant turn during a break from soccer training, triggering an unrelenting interest in MMA. Taking advantage of his football break, he enrolled in a club with facilities for boxing, Thai boxing, wrestling, and Jiu Jitsu. It was a decisive moment in his life. After playing soccer for nine years, he decided to make a professional career in MMA.

The Shift – Training For MMA

When preparing for a professional MMA fight, Pawel takes a strategic approach, planning all the tactics eight weeks ahead of the event. Usually, he trains 2-3 times a day and maintains a balanced and nutritious diet for this purpose. Before going into the ring, he follows a special diet to maintain weight.

The MMA Early Days – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

In 2010, Pawel Kozlowski started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After a year of toil and hard work, he finally tasted success at the Austrian National Championship. Since then, he has never looked back, winning the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Trials and the European Championship. In 2016, Paweł Kozłowski became the national champion of Poland and Austria in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. At the WKF World Championships in Italy, he won the runners-up medal in the Sanda category and a Bronze Medal in the MMA category. He also won the Qualification for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championship, which took place in Abu Dhabi. BJJ Fanatics website lists Pawel among the three best BJJ players from Poland for 2016. In 2014, he joined the Vienna edition of the charity action “You will not keep the Master – Sportsmen for Children.” In July 2016, he established the Alpha Jiu-Jitsu Academy to train aspirant individuals.

Greatest Achievements

Pawel’s most significant career moments came at the WKF World Championship, where he won Silver in Sanda and Bronze in MMA. He is a multiple Austrian and Polish National Champion and has won the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam twice. In MMA, he has 5 professional bouts, all of which he won in the first round and all by Submission. Pawel has also defeated the 2012 European champion twice.

The Pride Of His Parents

Pawel’s father always wanted him to become a soccer player, and he was not very happy with him not playing football anymore. Still, he continued to make a name for himself in MMA, making his parents proud of his unprecedented achievements.

Fighting with an injured knee

The most challenging fight for Pawel was the fight in the final of the Open Championship, held in Croatia in 2012. It was his first fight after sustaining a knee injury, and he only had 10 days to prepare for it. In the final, he was leading his opponent with a 2:0 score line. Unfortunately, his stamina was running out, and the opponent took full advantage and won back-to-back points to lead with a 2: 6 score line. However, he got two more points and eventually won the fight with a 7:6 score line, with only 10 seconds to go for the final whistle.

Pawel Kozlowski – The Legend

At pro-MMA, Pawel Kozlowski is unbeaten with a record of 5-0-0, securing all his wins in the first round. He is also a six-time European Championship medalist in Jiu Jitsu, having won over 400 matches with another 500 Jiu Jitsu fights worldwide. He has won three European titles and the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi, the most prestigious tournament in this sport. Pawel released an instructional DVD about a technique he has developed called the “GremlinLock,” thus becoming a legend of the sport.

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