Christian Atsu pulled alive from Turkey earthquake rubble
Ghana international winger Christian Atsu has been found alive after being buried under rubble in the earthquake that hit Turkey, the vice president of his club Hatayspor told media on Tuesday.
Atsu, who plays for Hatayspor, was reported missing in Turkey’s Hatay province following the 7.8 magnitude quake that brought down thousands of buildings, killing some 5 000 people, in several Turkish and Syrian cities on Monday.
“Christian Atsu was pulled out injured. Our sporting director, Taner Savut, is unfortunately still under the rubble,” club vice president Mustafa Ozak told Radyo Gol.
Atsu, 31, played in the Premier League for Newcastle United and Everton, on loan from Chelsea, and joined Hatayspor in September. He was last selected to play for Ghana in 2019, but has not officially retired from international football.
Ozat told BeIN Sports on Monday several players and officials had been rescued from the rubble.
Qatar have appointed Portuguese Carlos Queiroz as manager until the end of the 2026 World Cup, the country’s football association (QFA) said on Monday.
The 69-year-old managed Iran at last year’s finals in Qatar but left after the team’s group stage elimination.
Queiroz replaces Spaniard Felix Sanchez, who led Qatar through their ill-fated World Cup campaign, in which the hosts lost all three of their group matches and only scored once.
“Today, Monday, the Qatar Football Association officially decided to appoint Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz as coach of our first national team until 2026,” the QFA said.
“Queiroz has a rich biography, great knowledge and extensive experience in Asian football.”
The 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada would be ex-Real Madrid manager Queiroz’s fifth appearance at the finals, having led his native Portugal in 2010 before taking Iran to the tournaments in Brazil, Russia and Qatar.
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