Advertisement AdvertisementWorld Cup bronze medalists Belgium have recently climbed to the top of the FIFA Rankings and it seems there is no stopping them at the moment. A 2-1 win over Switzerland sees The Red Devils take top spot in their group in league A of UEFA Nations’ League after the 2nd match-day.Lukaku’s first goal came after good work from right-back Thomas Meunier who has been in sizzling form for Belgium since Russia 2018.Switzerland equalised when Xherdan Shakiri put in a deep free kick cross and Mario Gavranovic nodded the final ball into the net.But it was Lukaku who won it for Roberto Martinez’s side in the 84th minute after finishing off a sublime one-touch move created by Dries Mertens and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.Romelu Lukaku’s goal took him upto 45 goals for his nation and ensured a positive end to this week of Belgian football wherein 19 people, including two referees, football agents and the coach of champions Club Brugge, were charged on Friday with fraud or match-fixing.
Former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said it was a bit too soon for him to start his managerial career after rejecting the opportunity to replace Karl Robinson at third tier side Milton Keynes Dons.The 36-year-old midfielder, who is leaving MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy, moved away from Liverpool in 2015 after making 710 appearances in 17 years for the Merseyside club, during which he won eight trophies.”I’m just taking a bit of time to consider what’s next, exciting times moving forward,” Gerrard, who is England’s fourth most-capped player, told BT Sport.”I spoke to MK Dons. I had a chat with the chairman, it’s a very exciting job for somebody else but it’s a bit soon for me. But it’s true, I did speak to them.”The British media has linked Gerrard, who is currently working towards his UEFA A coaching licence – the second-highest qualification available – with moves to Celtic and Newcastle United, as well as a return to Anfield as part of the coaching team.
A Sioux City woman has pled guilty in Woodbury County District Court to one count of Insurance Fraud.28-year-old Ashley Oakley pleaded guilty to Fraudulent Submissions to an Insurer following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.Oakley’s conviction stemmed from an investigation in April of 2018 that uncovered that after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in Sioux City, Oakley’s vehicle was determined to be a total loss by her insurance company.During the claim process, Oakley intentionally provided false information to her insurance company indicating that her vehicle loan was paid in full, when in fact a promissory note with a balance of over $8,000 remained.As a result, she received over $4200 in insurance benefits to which she was not entitled and intentionally defaulted on the remaining promissory note balance.Oakley received a Deferred Judgment, was given credit for previous jail time served.She was assessed a $750 dollar fine, and ordered to pay $4,422.21 in restitution.