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Azerbaijan national team squad for Grand Prix announced

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The Azerbaijani freestyle wrestling team for the Henri Deglane Grand Prix tournament to be held in Nice, France, has been declared.

Mahir Amiraslanov, Georgi Edisherashvili, Islam Bazarganov (all 57 kg), Turan Bayramov (70 kg), Joshgun Azimov, Hajimurad Hajiyev, Hajimurad Omarov (all 74 kg), Abubakr Abakarov, Osman Nurmahammadov (both 86 kg), and Sharif Sharifov (97 kg) will lead the country in Nice under the leadership of head coach Namig Abdullayev and Zalimkhan Huseynov.

The squad left for France today. Tomorrow, a draw will be held in all weight categories in freestyle wrestling, and the first opponents of the athletes will be determined. The national Greco-Roman wrestling team, which is currently training in Istanbul, Turkey, will go to France on January 16.

Judge of the first category Intigam Aliyev will defend justice in the Grand Prix. The freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers will represent Azerbaijan in the three-day competition. According to the competition program, women will compete on January 15, freestyle wrestlers on January 16, and Greco-Roman wrestlers on January 17.

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Azerbaijan confirms 332 new Covid-19 cases, 12 died

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Azerbaijan recorded 332 new coronavirus cases, Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told Report.

As many as 897 people recovered from the infection, while 12 patients lost their lives over the past day.

So far, 228,028 people have contracted COVID-19 in Azerbaijan, 217,617 have recovered, while 3,044 died. At present, 7,367 people are receiving treatment.

Azerbaijan has conducted 2,336,498 coronavirus tests over the past period, including 7,991 today.

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EU Ambassador expresses condolences to families of 20 January victims

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"On this day of sorrow, together with the people of Azerbaijan, the EU delegation is mourning the victims of the 'Black January' tragedy," said the head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas.

"The tragic events underline the need for peace, reconciliation, and humanity for a better future. I express my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the January events," the EU ambassador added.

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Netflix to screen popular novel

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US Netflix will screen Roald Dahl's Matilda, Report mentions, citing The Hollywood Report.

The film will star 11-year-old Alisha Weir. Oscar-winner Emma Thompson will play the role of Agatha Trunchbull, a cruel director in the novel.

According to the plot, Matilda is a wunderkind. But parents treat her with disdain, and the school principal makes fun of her. Matilda decides to reprimand them.

The previous screening of the tale took place in 1996. The film was directed by Danny De Vito and played by Mara Wilson.

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