The head coach of the women’s “A” national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Samira Hurem, did not hide her satisfaction over away win against Malta:“I am very happy, mostly because of my players. They deserved this result. We all work hard and try a lot, but they are the ones that make the right team and promise great results. I would especially like to point out our Sofija Krajšumović, our pearl that was great tonight. Congratulations to complete technical staff as well, everyone was fully engaged in their role to contribute and help the players. Thanks to the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for their support. Let’s move on, step by step. 15 points is the greatest achievement in the history of the women’s national team, but we will not stop there”, says Hurem.In their seventh match in qualifications for the EURO 2021, the BH female seniors defeated Malta 3:2 by the goals of Sofija Krajšumović.
Buildup to the Daytona 500 and a fresh season of NASCAR Cup Series racing arrived Thursday night via the Daytona Duels.Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Alex Bowman had already claimed the first two spots in the field through pole qualifying, but everything else was up for grabs. Skies just opened up on the frontstretch. Fans scattering from the stands.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 20207:10 p.m. — Engines fired. Cars moving.Engines fired for Duel No. 1 at Daytona. 60 laps, 150 miles. No stages. Daniel Suarez, Reed Sorenson, Chad Finchum trying to race their way into the Daytona 500 from this Duel.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 20207:08 p.m. — No delays in sight. Duel 1 is about to get underway.7 p.m. — Hello, everyone. Welcome to a new NASCAR season. There’s some light rain at Daytona right now but nothing too serious. Hopefully there won’t be a delay.Pre-race ceremonies starting now for the Duels, but (as you can see/read/etc.), it’s drizzling out there.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 2020Brendan Gaughan Joey Logano outlasted the field in Duel 1, meaning he will have the second-best inside positioning for the Daytona 500. William Byron came from behind to take Duel 2, meaning he will have the second-best outside positioning for the Daytona 500.Reed Sorenson and Timmy Hill used the duels to qualify for the last vacant spots in Sunday’s race.MORE: Daytona 500 TV, live steam infoWe kept track of live updates and highlights from Thursday night’s Bluegreen Vacations Duel races at Daytona. Follow along below for everything that happened, as well as the official lineup for the Daytona 500.Daytona 500 starting lineupDuel 1 resultsThe first duel race established the inside row for the Daytona 500. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had already clinched the pole entering the bout. (See below for highlights and commentary from the race.)Here’s how the inside row will look Sunday:Starting positionDriverCar No.1.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.473.Joey Logano225.Aric Almirola107.Ryan Newman69.Brad Keselowski211.Bubba Wallace4313.Austin Dillon315.Martin Truex Jr.4217.Christopher Bell9519.Chris Buescher1721.Denny Hamlin1123.John Hunter Nemechek3825.Chase Elliott927.Ryan Blaney1229.Clint Bowyer1431.Ryan Preece3733.Justin Haley1635.Quin Houff0037.Joey Gase5139.Brendan Gaughan62Duel 2 resultsThe second duel race established the outside row for the Daytona 500. Alex Bowman had already clinched the best outside position entering the bout. (See below for highlights and commentary from the race.)Here’s how the outside row will look Sunday:Starting positionDriverCar No.2.Alex Bowman884.William Byron246.Jimmie Johnson488.Kyle Larson4210.Kevin Harvick412.Cole Custer4114.Erik Jones2016.Matt DiBenedetto2118.Kurt Busch120.Ross Chastain7722.Tyler Reddick824.Ty Dillon1326.Michael McDowell3428.Kyle Busch1830.David Ragan3632.Timmy Hill6634.Brennan Poole1536.Corey LaJoie3238.B.J. McLeod5240.Reed Sorenson27Daytona Duels 2020 live updates, highlightsDuel 210:44 p.m. — Byron wins Duel 2. William Byron wins Duel No. 2! pic.twitter.com/8f0vhXmVbZ— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 2020Gaughan and Hill will race in the Daytona 500. Yeley will not.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 14, 202010:43 p.m. — Byron takes a late lead!10:42 p.m. — Inside the final five laps, Harvick remains the leader. He’s been sturdy throughout Duel 2.10:40 p.m. — Yeley, who took the worst of the earlier crash, seems OK [email protected] evaluated and released from the infield care center. #NASCAR— Chris Knight ツ (@Knighter01) February 14, 202010:37 p.m. — Harvick is still ahead.Ten laps to go – Harvick, DiBenedetto, Jones— Alex Andrejev (@AndrejevAlex) February 14, 202010:35 p.m. — Back to green. Twelve more laps.10:24 p.m. — Caution flag is out for a significant wreck.J.J. Yeley into the wall. pic.twitter.com/LGnbtnX7kf— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 2020Crash! Yeley (who was trying to make it in) and LaJoie. Looked like Timmy Hill got into LaJoie from behind and LaJoie hit Yeley. “Dumbass! He picked my damn back tires off the ground!” Corey LaJoie says.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 202010:19 p.m. — All cars have pitted at this point.After pit stops, Harvick is the leader.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 14, 202010:14 p.m. — We’re halfway done with Duel 2.30 laps down, 30 to go. The Toyotas and Fords haven’t pitted yet, so they are up front. The Chevy cars have pitted, so they are at the tail end of the lead lap (almost lapped).— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 202010:07 p.m. — Through 20 clean laps, Bowman is in first place, Erik Jones is in second and Kurt Busch is in third. Top of the field remains fluid.9:58 p.m. — Kevin Harvick holds an early advantage. Matt DiBenedetto and William Byron are just behind him.9:52 p.m. — Duel 2 has started. This race will set the outside row for the Daytona 500.WE ARE GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN pic.twitter.com/d5bAnTDQ6l— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 20209:37 p.m. — Duel 2 should begin in the next 10 minutes or so.Duel 19:14 p.m. — Logano holds on to win Duel 1. He won his duel here in 2019 as well. Aric Almirola finished second and Ryan Newman finished third.Joey Logano wins Daytona Duel No. 1 over Aric Almirola, Ryan Newman, Brad Keselowski, Bubba Wallace, Austin Dillon, Martin Truex and Ricky Stenhouse.Ford sweeps the top-four.That said, Ricky Stenhouse’s new No. 47 looked really good.— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) February 14, 2020Nicely done, @joeylogano! 💪Here’s how the @Team_Penske driver was able to claim victory at @DISupdates. #BluegreenDuel pic.twitter.com/b7RAAdf6qC— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 14, 2020Haley and Sorenson are the open cars who make the Daytona 500 from this duel. Suarez and Finchum fail to make Daytona 500.— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 14, 20209:12 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr. is making a strong final push. So far, though, Logano is holding steady.9:08 p.m. — Logano is chugging along nicely with fewer than 10 laps to go.Nine to go. Logano leads a single-file line of Fords, though they are starting to split up behind him now. Sorenson still in good shape.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 20209:04 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr. falls back, and Logano gains full possession of first place with 14 laps remaining.9:01 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr. and Joey Logano are now running neck-and-neck at the front.8:57 p.m. — We’re back to green after that crash. Twenty-three more laps remain in Duel 1.8:45 p.m. — Update: Suarez is done for the night, and by extension, also finished for the weekend.Daniel Suarez is out of the car and done for the night. He will not make the 62nd #Daytona500— Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) February 14, 2020Heartbreak for Daniel Suárez. pic.twitter.com/wdw9gSrUKK— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 20208:44 p.m — Caution is out after the first crash of the night. Daniel Suarez — who is still fighting for a place in the Daytona 500 — was involved in the wreck.8:38 p.m. — Drivers are starting to pit.8:31 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr., who has already clinched the top starting spot in the Daytona 500, continues to pace the field here in Duel 1. Behind him is an array of veteran drivers constantly alternating positions. Right now it’s Elliott in second and Clint Bowyer in third.8:23 p.m. — Stenhouse Jr., Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin lead the pack through five laps.8:17 p.m. — Duel 1 is officially underway about an hour later than scheduled.Coming to the green flag, folks. Again, it’s 60 laps, no stages. Stenhouse-Elliott-Hamlin-Almirola-Bell.Suarez, Sorenson, Finchum trying to race their way in. “We got this,” Suarez radios.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 2020Weather delay8:08 p.m. — Looks like we’re about to get going for real this time.#NASCAR says 2 minutes until engines are fired— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) February 14, 20208:01 p.m. — Good news: Drivers are headed back to their cars.On the stadium PA, they are calling drivers back to their cars. Via NASCAR scanner, they are letting crews come out and uncover cars now.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 14, 20207:48 p.m. — Nothing new to report on the delay. It’s still unclear when Duel 1 might be able to take place tonight.7:26 p.m. — Heavy duty equipment being brought in.To combat the overly aggressive relative humidity in the area, as @matthumphreycar so eloquently described it, we have…18 Air Titans12 Jet Driers2 Track Vacuums1 Elgin Sweeper#BluegreenDuel | #NASCAR— Jacob Seelman (@JacobSeelman77) February 14, 20207:16 p.m. — After engines were fired up and wheels were rolling, rain intensified. Red flag is out.The first red flag of the year is out for rain.Womp. #Daytona500 #Speedweeks pic.twitter.com/INKZrjXv7u— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) February 14, 2020Engines are fired and cars are rolling … however, the rain has picked up and cars are going to come back to pit road.— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) February 14, 20207:15 p.m. — Oh nooooo.