Riyadh to Host International Modern Pentathlon Union’s Congress in 2024

The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly in November 2024.
The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly in November 2024.
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Riyadh to Host International Modern Pentathlon Union’s Congress in 2024

The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly in November 2024.
The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly in November 2024.

The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly (Congress) in November 2024, SPA said on Saturday.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia submitted its bid to host the UIPM Congress on March 14 and successfully finalized all necessary commitments and approvals by September of this year.
Saudi Modern Pentathlon Federation President Nasser Al-Dughether voiced gratitude to the Saudi leadership for its unwavering support.
He also commended Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Sports and President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee, as well as Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, the committee’s vice-president, for their close monitoring.



Brazil Coach Dorival Junior Aims for Consistency to Achieve Copa America Success 

Brazil's coach Dorival Junior speaks during a press conference ahead of the Conmebol 2024 Copa America tournament group D football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on June 23, 2024. (AFP)
Brazil's coach Dorival Junior speaks during a press conference ahead of the Conmebol 2024 Copa America tournament group D football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on June 23, 2024. (AFP)
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Brazil Coach Dorival Junior Aims for Consistency to Achieve Copa America Success 

Brazil's coach Dorival Junior speaks during a press conference ahead of the Conmebol 2024 Copa America tournament group D football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on June 23, 2024. (AFP)
Brazil's coach Dorival Junior speaks during a press conference ahead of the Conmebol 2024 Copa America tournament group D football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on June 23, 2024. (AFP)

Brazil coach Dorival Junior has identified balance and consistency as the keys to success ahead of Monday's Copa America opener against Costa Rica.

Dorival, who took over in January and has only coached four games, admitted that the Brazilian squad still lacked on-field stability, which he said was natural given their short time together.

"I have to find a balance for a team that was put together only three months ago, and after a certain period of 15 or 20 days of work they have to find themselves again," he said at a press conference on Sunday.

"In football you don't skip preparation phases in training, but that's why we try to accelerate each one of them to have a consistent and confident squad that can then use the individuality of its players to create opportunities."

The coach announced a starting line-up that included two new faces, Real Madrid center back Eder Militao and Atletico Mineiro full back Guilherme Arana.

"The starting line-up will have Militao and Arana. In every game, if necessary, there will be one or two changes. All the players are ready. None of them are below our expectations. We are prepared for any situation," the coach added.

New Real Madrid signing Endrick will not start against Costa Rica and is expected to come on in the second half, as Dorival called for "a bit of patience" with the 17-year-old striker.

"It's something that will happen naturally. It might not take long because he is extremely skillful. I'm in a hurry to get him on the pitch, but you have to have a certain balance. He has excellent skills and is one of the most promising players."

Brazil will also face Colombia and Paraguay in Group D.