LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Tuesday 26 April

Moussa Koné had scored and the Nîmes had won 2-1 against Nancy in the first leg (Photo Anthony Maurin).

As every day from Monday to Friday, discover the essence of Gard sports news in a few pieces of information.

Olympic Nmes

The first leg attracted only 1,210 spectators in Costières, Saturday the Marcel-Picot stadium will be behind closed doors (Photo Anthony Maurin).

Behind closed doors in NancyOn Friday evening, the AS Nancy Lorraine – Quevilly-Rouen Métropole meeting was interrupted after smoke bombs were thrown by Meurthe-et-Mosellans supporters. The evening was very sad for the ASNL which formalized its relegation to National, the first in its history. The LFP Disciplinary Committee, which met yesterday, decided to investigate the file and issue a precautionary ruling ” closed doors at the Marcel-Picot stadium until the final decision is made”. This will be returned at the end of the session on Wednesday, May 4, at the end of which the instructor submits his report. So on Saturday the Crocodiles will play in an empty stadium, and that is the first time since May 23, 2021. That evening the closed session was pronounced due to the health crisis and the Nimes left Ligue 1 with a 4-1 defeat in Rennes.

Andres Cubas underwent his medical examination in New York (Photo Anthony Maurin).

Cubas in New YorkThe South American midfielder has yet to leave Nîmes Olympique, but it is only a matter of days. This Monday Andrés Cubas was in New York to undergo a medical examination before coming into contact with the “Vancouver Withecaps”, currently red lantern of the Western Conference of the MLS (Major League Soccer), the equivalent of Ligue 1 in North America. America and those together American and Canadian clubs. The future ex-crocodile is back in Nîmes this Tuesday to finalize his departure and say goodbye to his teammates. At the end of the week he will leave for Vancouver for good. Andrés Cubas (25) had arrived in the NE in July 2020 and played 50 games for the Crocodiles, scoring two goals and providing three assists.

Nicolas Usaï is already preparing for the 2022-23 season (photo Norman Jardin)

2022-23 in the leadWith the maintenance won against Rodez on Saturday (editor’s note, 3-2 victory at the Costières stadium), Nîmes Olympique closes the season with a view to the next exercise. From this Tuesday, Crocodiles staff will work and observe the club’s youngest players, such as those born in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Then, Tuesday and the following Wednesday afternoon, players will be tested in the form of appeals. † From the moment the maintenance is in, I have studied the preparation for next season. Four friendly matches are scheduled. It’s progressing, we’re going to talk to our players and show interest in other profiles that can join the Nîmes Olympique,” explains Nicolas Usaï, the coach of the Nîmes, who does not want to waste time.


USAM players received their water bottle (USAM photo)

Planet the green teamUSAM Nîmes Gard remains committed to the planet and stops plastic! This Monday the presentation of USAM gourds to all players and staff of the The green team† The water bottles are used by the players of the The green team for all training sessions and all competitions. The inhabitants of Nîmes have chosen a French supplier to limit the ecological impact. Plastic bottles will gradually disappear completely from the Parnasse enclosure in all age categories of USAM Nîmes Gard licensees. “Being eco-responsible is an essential commitment to passing on a greener planet to future generations! The whole club and the players of the “Green” Team will more than ever be the ambassadors of the important goals of our society! † underlines David Tebib, the president of USAM.