12 October 2019 08:57

Organizers canceled Saturday's qualifying session with Typhoon Hagibis set to hit Japan's main island on Saturday and Sunday.

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Roy Keane has warned Tottenham's Dele Alli he might never play for England again. Alli has been hampered by injuries this season and didn't make Gareth Southgate's England squad for the Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria. But with young players like James Maddison, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham breaking into the England set-up, Keane has warned Alli he may have to left it too late to concentrate on his football. Keane was reacting to ITV presenter Mark Pougatch talking about Alli and Manchester United's Jesse Lingard. Pougatch said: "If you're Lingard or Dele Alli - interesting Dele Alli this week, getting rid of all of his commercial activities, realising that maybe he's at a bit of a tipping point of his career: 'hang on a second, I was the bright young thing at Tottenham and England and that's not the case any longer'." Former Manchester United captain Keane said: "Yeah, we saw the signs with one or two of these young players you mentioned who have disappeared." England boss Gareth Southgate left Alli out of his latest squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers with Czech Republic and Bulgaria because he has just returned from injury.


But Alli was not expecting to be in the squad for the back-to-back away trips and Southgate has called him to reassured him there are no problems and wants him back as quickly as possible. Typhoon Hagibis: Million told to evacuate in Japan as powerful storm looms More than a million people in Japan have been advised to evacuate as heavy rain and strong winds pounded the country with a powerful typhoon looming. Typhoon Hagibis threatens to bring the heaviest rain and winds seen by Japan in 60 years and has triggered warnings of floods and landslides. Image: More than 1,600 flights have been cancelled as the typhoon approaches It comes after one of the strongest typhoons to hit the country in recent years destroyed or damaged 30,000 houses and caused extensive power cuts. Image: As much as 50cm of rain could hit some parts of Japan.


Organisers of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix have cancelled all practice and qualifying sessions, while two matches of the Rugby World Cup have also been scratched. More than 1,600 flights have been cancelled and train services suspended. Image: Heavy rain and strong winds are causing widespread disruption The typhoon is expected to make landfall near Tokyo later, dumping up to 50cm (20ins) of rain. A typhoon that hit the Tokyo region in 1958 left more than 1,200 people dead and half a million houses flooded. Gareth Southgate will have learned a lot about his players on Friday in what would have been a very disappointing night for him.

It was a difficult night for Michael Keane, who was at fault for both goals and he's now got Liverpool's Joe Gomez hovering in the background. Michael Keane had a night to forget in the centre of defence as England lost 2-1 in Prague Manchester City defender John Stones is still finding his way back to full fitness too and as a result Keane may find his chances limited in the future. Shoehorning Mason Mount into the team as a No 10 meant leaving Jordan Henderson and Declan Rice as a deep-lying two, but the Czechs were very smart in their pressing, allowing no time on the ball. Our front three is as good as anyone's in world football but we couldn't create the supply for them until the hour mark, when at last we changed back to a single deep-lying midfielder. A man struggles with his umbrella against strong wind as Typhoon Hagibis approaches Suzuka, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Tokyo and surrounding areas braced for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades, with streets and trains stations unusually quiet Saturday as rain poured over the city. NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — With the Suzuka circuit shuttered on Saturday because of the approaching typhoon, the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix was in a holding pattern with drivers forced to spend the day at their hotels. Organizers canceled Saturday's qualifying session with Typhoon Hagibis set to hit Japan's main island on Saturday and Sunday. Plans are for the race to be run as scheduled on Sunday at 2.00p.m. local time, with qualifying earlier in the day. Hagibis, which could dump amounts of rain not seen since a deadly typhoon in 1958, is expected to make landfall on the Pacific coast of central or eastern Japan on Saturday evening, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Signs were put up at the circuit on Friday telling fans that all activities for Saturday had been canceled. "We got an unexpected day off on Saturday but I'm sure the team will keep me busy," Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said after leading Friday's final practice session. If qualifying goes ahead on Sunday it will mean a busy day for the drivers but it's not unprecedented. Qualifying at Suzuka was moved to Sunday morning as a result of bad weather in 2004 and 2010. If Sunday's qualifying is canceled, race stewards can use the classification from the second practice for Sunday's grid positions. Some drivers expressed a desire to return to Tokyo on Saturday but with the typhoon expected to hit the Japanese capital on Saturday night that might be difficult. Train and flight services between Tokyo and Nagoya have been suspended. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, third-fastest in Friday's final practice session, had a plan in place to spend the down time on Saturday. "I will probably set up a FIFA tournament with some of the other drivers," Verstappen said.

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