Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley withdraw from Scotland squad with injury | Football News

first_img– Advertisement – UEFA: No plans to change Euro 2020 formatUEFA say it has no plans yet to change the format of Euro 2020 amid reports it is considering moving next summer’s tournament to Russia.European football’s governing body decided in March to postpone the tournament by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but has so far stood by the 12-city format it had originally devised.- Advertisement – Kick off 7:45pm Fraser missed Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat at Southampton on Friday with the issue, while Hanley was ruled out of Norwich’s 1-0 victory at home to Swansea a day later.Hanley – who has 30 caps for his country – had been called up to the Scotland squad for the first time in more than two years, while Fraser was looking to add to his 14 international appearances.The news comes as a blow to Scotland, who will travel to Belgrade this week knowing that a victory over Serbia in their one-legged play-off will see them qualify for their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.- Advertisement – Thursday 12th November 7:00pm Ryan Fraser and Grant Hanley will both miss Scotland’s crucial Euro 2020 play-off against Serbia after withdrawing from the squad with injury.Steven Reid, who is part of Scotland boss Steve Clarke’s backroom staff, confirmed the news after both Fraser and Hanley sustained hamstring problems.- Advertisement – French newspaper Le Parisien reported that installing Russia, which hosted the World Cup in 2018, as sole host for the finals was one option being considered by UEFA, with infection rates rising again across the continent.While UEFA has not ruled out changing the format, it said in a statement that it currently had no plans to do so.“UEFA intends to hold Euro 2020 in the format and the venues confirmed earlier this year and we are working closely with all host cities on preparations,” the statement read.“Given the uncertainties surrounding Covid – over which neither UEFA nor the local organising bodies have control – it is currently too early to say whether those games in June and July will have restrictions either on fans or even their staging.” As well as missing Thursday’s game at the Crvena Zvezda Stadium, Fraser and Hanley will also be unavailable for Scotland’s Nations League fixtures away to Slovakia on Sunday and Israel on November 18.last_img read more

Recipe: Plait Bread (Guyana)

first_imgPlait Bread Tired of the usual white bread bought at your local grocery store? Ever wanted to create your own bread? Try Guyanese Plait Bread, paired perfectly with Guyanese Pepper Pot.What you’ll need:3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour1 tbsp dry yeast1 ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp warm water¼ cup of melted butter1 tsp salt¼ cup sugar1 egg yolk + 1 tsp waterWhat you’ll need to do:Preheat oven to 375 degreesIn a large bowl add warm water and sugar, add yeast and let sit for 10 minutesAdd flour, melted butter, and salt and mix to form a doughAdd 2 tablespoon and knead for 5 to 10 minutes.Cover bowl with a cloth and set aside in a warm place to allow dough to rise for 45 minutesAfter 45 minutes remove from bowl and place on floured surface. Knead for 2 minutes and a form into a smooth ball.Cut the dough into 3 even pieces and roll each piece into 14-inch logsBraid the logs to form a loaf. Press the ends together and tuck underneath to form a loaf shape.Let the loaf self-rise for another 45 minutes.In a small bowl, add egg yolk and water and mix. Use this mixture to brush on the top of the doughPlace the dough in over and bake for 30 minutesRemove from oven and allow to cool.Serve to hungry friends and family.last_img read more