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PEC Zwolle appoints Czaikowski of the Talpa Network as Director
12.37 pm: Xander Czaikowski is the new general manager of football club PEC Zwolle. Born in Zwolle, he still works for the Talpa Network, where he is responsible for the digital distribution of audio and video content.
The 46-year-old Czaikowski starts September 1 at PEC, which has been relegated to the first division and forms management at Zwolle alongside head coach Marcel Bodstein.
“My love for football and my excessive interest in the business side of the football world combine well in this position. I expect that with my knowledge and experience I can add a number of important things to the organization,” says Tchaikovsky.
The spectator record has already been broken in the Women’s European Championships
11.57 am: At the European Women’s Football Championship in England, the viewing record was already broken after two rounds. With the France-Belgium match (2-1) the limit of 240,045 fans was exceeded. This number was reached at the previous European Championship, in 2017 in the Netherlands.
There are still fifteen matches to be played in England: eight group matches, four quarter-final matches, a semi-final, and a final. UEFA expects to draw close to half a million visitors. The final was sold out on July 31 at Wembley, with an audience of 90,000.
UEFA reports that, as with the men’s final tournaments, places remain empty for some matches. Tickets sold out, but not used.
Football players from the United States and Canada vie for a place at the Paris Games
7:22 am: Football players from the United States and Canada will compete on Monday for a place at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Both countries reached the Gold Cup final on Thursday in CONCACAF, a union of nations from North and Central America and the Caribbean, Canada and Costa Rica.
The United States, the world champion, beat Costa Rica 3-0. Emily Sonnett and Mallory Pugh scored in the first half, followed by a goal from Ashley Sanchez after the break.
Canada defeated Jamaica in the other semi-final match also 3-0. The goals were scored by Jesse Fleming, Alicia Chapman and Adriana Lyon.
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