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Lionel Messi Sent-off For The First Time In His Barcelona Career
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Lionel Messi Sent-off For The First Time In His Barcelona Career

Barcelona suffered a shock 3-2 Supercopa de Espana final defeat to Athletic Bilbao in a match that saw Lionel Messi sent off late on. Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in his Barcelona career after Inaki Williams scored a sublime goal that gave Athletic Bilbao a shock 3-2 win in the Supercopa de Espana final. The Catalan giants were on the brink of a record-extending 13th triumph in the competition after Antoine Griezmann scored twice, either side of Oscar De Marcos' equaliser, to put Barcelona 2-1 up late on in normal time. But Athletic, who knocked out holders Real Madrid in the semi-finals, equalised through substitute Asier Villalibre in the 90th minute and Williams scored early on in the additional period to turn the tie on its head. Messi was then sent off in the d...
Anthony Joshua Hints on Retirement, Years of Fight Left
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Anthony Joshua Hints on Retirement, Years of Fight Left

World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, has admitted he is nearing the end of his career, hinting that he has a maximum of five years left before retirement. The 31-year-old could be close to the most significant period of his career, with his camp in talks over two massive unification fights against Tyson Fury in 2021. Since he made his pro debut in 2013, Joshua has become a two-time champion. The Briton regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in a 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr and defended them with a knockout win over Kubrat Pulev last month. This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career,” Joshua told Sky Sports News. “I’m not someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now. I’m always planning ahead so I’...
Solskjaer Reacts as Manchester United Appoints new Coach
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Solskjaer Reacts as Manchester United Appoints new Coach

Manchester United gaffer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has reacted after the club confirmed the arrival of a new coach, Darren Fletcher. Solskjaer said Fletcher would be a great addition to Man United’s coaching staff, adding that the 36-year-old knows what it takes to be a Red Devils player. Manchester United had announced on Monday that Fletcher would join Solskjaer’s first-team coaching staff. “Darren has the United DNA running through his veins, and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player,” Solskjaer said as quoted by Man United’s official website. “He’s at the start of his coaching career, and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff.” Reacting, Fletcher...
Floyd Mayweather announces February fight with YouTube star Logan Paul
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Floyd Mayweather announces February fight with YouTube star Logan Paul

Former five-weight boxing world champion, Floyd Mayweather, has announced he will take on Youtuber Logan Paul in a "special exhibition" fight in February 2021.   The American undefeated champion, 43, made the announcement via his Instagram page. Mayweather is officially retired after a 50-0 boxing career with 27 KOs to his name. He last fought in 2017, beating MMA star Conor McGregor in one of the richest bouts in boxing history.   Meanwhile, the 25-year-old Paul has just one professional boxing match under his belt. He lost to British YouTube star/rapper KSI in a split decision in 2019.   The fight, which will take place on February 20 is likely to draw huge pay-per-view numbers. In December 2018, Mayweather needed just 140 seconds to beat Japanese kick...
Ronaldo scores 750th career goal in Juventus’ Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev
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Ronaldo scores 750th career goal in Juventus’ Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev

The Portuguese star reached a personal milestone as he fired his team's second goal of the game on Wednesday Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal on Wednesday, while netting his 75th Juventus strike in the process. The milestone goal came in Juve's Champions League group stage clash with Dynamo Kiev, with Ronaldo giving the Italian giants a 2-0 lead. Ronaldo's finish came in the 57th minute, with the Portuguese star tapping into a wide-open net after an Alvaro Morata shot was pushed out in his direction.
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Low to continue as Germany head coach through to next year’s European Championship

The national team boss has been assured of his position in the wake of a humiliating drubbing at the hands of Spain in the UEFA Nations League Joachim Low will continue as Germany head coach through to next year's European Championship, the German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed. Low has spent the last 14 years of his career in charge of the national team, having succeeded Jurgen Klinsmann in the role following the 2006 World Cup. The 60-year-old subsequently led Germany to the final of Euro 2008, and although his side lost to Spain in the showpiece event, their performance in the competition served as a taster of what was to come.
Sam Dede Laid The Foundation For My Successful Acting Career – Yul Edochie
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Sam Dede Laid The Foundation For My Successful Acting Career – Yul Edochie

  Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has said that his senior colleague Sam Dede was his lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt. The 38-year-old said this in a tweet while wishing Sam a happy birthday. He also said Sam laid the foundation for his successful acting career. “He was my lecturer in the University of Port Harcourt, Theatre Arts Department. He taught us Acting. He laid the foundation for my successful acting career,” he wrote on Monday. “How can you fail when you have such a Legend as your lecturer. Happy Birthday Boss. The Great @samdedesdx More yrs ahead.”  
Kunle Afolayan Shows All His Awards
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Kunle Afolayan Shows All His Awards

Filmmmaker Kunle Afolayan has shown off some of the awards he has won over the course of his career in an Instagram post. The 46-year-old shared pictures of himself holding several awards. One of the awards reads, “TINFF Best African director Kunle Afolayan.” Captioning the post on Friday Kunle wrote, “I am trying.” Other awards Kunle has won include Best Film and Outstanding Film Directing for Phone Swap at Abuja International Film Festival and International Competition for Mokalik (Mechanic) at Durban International Film Festival.
James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at the age of 90
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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at the age of 90

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90.   The multiple award-winning Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, and was the first to bring the role to the big screen.   The news of his death was confirmed in a statement to the BBC on Saturday afternoon, October 31st.     The actor's son, Jason Connery disclosed that he died peacefully in his sleep, while in the Bahamas, having been "unwell for some time.   He said his father "had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him" when he died overnight.   Jason also added: "We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.   "A sad day for all who ...
Victor Osimhen receives first red card of his football career
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Victor Osimhen receives first red card of his football career

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen on Thursday night, October 29, received the first red card of his football career in Napoli's 1-0 win over Nigeria's most expensive footballer of all time, who joined the Serie A Club from Lille this summer was shown the way out by referee Craig Pawson in the third minute of added time after receiving two yellow cards. Osimhen who replaced Italian forward Andrea Petagna in the second half, received his first yellow card in the 81st minute before he was given a red card 12 minutes later after elbowing Robin Le Normand while trying to control David Ospina’s goal kick. Osimhen, 21, is expected to miss Napoli’s trip to Stadion Kantrida to play HNK Rijeka on November 5.
Cassper Nyovest gets candid about how self-doubt almost crippled his career
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Cassper Nyovest gets candid about how self-doubt almost crippled his career

Spreading some much-needed motivation on these social media streets, rapper Cassper Nyovest has spoken out about how dangerous self-doubt can be. In a video shared on his social media platforms, Cassper revealed how self-doubt nearly crippled his career but he soon realised that he had something special and deserved to succeed. “Yo! I don't know who I'm talking to but I felt obliged to shoot this video and share a little bit of my story, maybe it will touch someone and help them. “Coming up I used to struggle with things and one of the things used to be self-doubt. I used to be so hard on myself. I used to ask myself, why me? Why me? What makes me so special because everybody is struggling. I'm not the only one who's going through this, so why me?” The rapper added that he ...
‘It’s down to me to show everybody the real Martial’ – Man Utd star promises to ‘come back even better’ after poor start to 2020-21
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‘It’s down to me to show everybody the real Martial’ – Man Utd star promises to ‘come back even better’ after poor start to 2020-21

The Frenchman is confident he will rediscover his best form once he gets off the mark, and says he will "learn" from his red card against Tottenham Manchester United star Anthony Martial has promised to "come back even better" after a poor start to 2020-21, while acknowledging it's down to him to show everybody the best version of himself. Martial recorded the best numbers of his career to date last season, scoring 23 goals and laying on 12 assists in 48 games across all competitions to help United finish third in the Premier League and reach three semi-finals. However, he has been unable to pick up from where he left off at the start of the new campaign, drawing blanks in his first four appearances.
Griezmann ‘no longer knows how to play football with Barcelona’, says Lizarazu
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Griezmann ‘no longer knows how to play football with Barcelona’, says Lizarazu

The former France international has urged his fellow countryman to seek a transfer away from Camp Nou Antoine Griezmann "no longer knows how to play football" with Barcelona, according to Bixente Lizarazu. Griezmann's career trajectory has stalled since his €120 million (£109m/$142m) move to Barca from Atletico Madrid in July 2019. The Frenchman scored 133 goals in 257 games for Diego Simeone's side at Wanda Metropolitano, but has so far been unable to replicate that prolific form at Camp Nou.
Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal Career All-but Over After He Was Left Out Of New 25-man Premier League Squad
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Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal Career All-but Over After He Was Left Out Of New 25-man Premier League Squad

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is set for more misery at the Emirates by being left out of the 25-man Premier League squad, according to reports. The German playmaker is yet to play a single minute of action in any competition for the Gunners this season having fallen out of favour with manager Mikel Arteta, with the 32-year-old, who earns £350,000-a-week, failing to impress. But now he is set to sink to a new low in his exile from the team, with the Spanish boss preparing to leave him out of his domestic squad, according to reports reaching MCI. Arsenal will submit their list of players on Tuesday, with Ozil set to join centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos in being omitted, the report adds. Ozil had been hoping to make a comeback in the Gunners side this season but he looks set for no ...
‘Mourinho is misunderstood’ – Son says Tottenham manager’s ‘winning mentality’ can bring success
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‘Mourinho is misunderstood’ – Son says Tottenham manager’s ‘winning mentality’ can bring success

 The Portuguese is approaching a year in charge of Spurs and the South Korea international has been impressed by the impact he has made Son Heung-min believes Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been misunderstood over the course of his career, and admitted he was 'amazed' when he got the chance to work with one of the game's ultimate winners for the first time last year. Speaking to Goal at an Amazon Prime event to promote the All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur documentary, South Korea international Son insisted Mourinho's reputation for falling out with players has not been in evidence in his first year as Spurs boss. The documentary showed the former Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager being brutally honest with his players at times, yet Son suggests...
Colchester explain sending Martell Taylor-Crossdale back to Fulham after one game
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Colchester explain sending Martell Taylor-Crossdale back to Fulham after one game

Young striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale has returned to parent club Fulham after making just one appearance on loan at Colchester. The 20-year-old forward joined the U's in September on a season-long loan, but has left the club having only featured in an EFL Trophy game at Portsmouth. Colchester director of football Tony Humes told the club's official website: “It sometimes happens that loan spells don't go the way we all want them to and this was one of those occasions. “All three parties agreed that it was best for Martell that he went back to Fulham and we would like to thank him for his time here and wish him the best of luck in his future career."
‘I feel like I’m in kindergarten dealing with Jose Mourinho’ – Arsene Wenger opens up on frosty relationship with former rival
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‘I feel like I’m in kindergarten dealing with Jose Mourinho’ – Arsene Wenger opens up on frosty relationship with former rival

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has responded to Jose Mourinho's comments about his autobiography, where Mourinho was conspicuously omitted.   Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 and won three premier league titles along with numerous other major honours in a 20 year career at the club.   After leaving Arsenal in 2018, the 70-year-old Wenger released his autobiography My Life in Red and White earlier this month, detailing his long tenure with the club among other things.   In the book he spoke about his famed rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson, but avoided talking about Mourinho with whom he had a frosty relationship with.   Quizzed earlier in the week about his absence from the pages, Mourinho said he got the better of Wenger throughout their manage...
Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement
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Ex-West Ham defender Collins confirms retirement

  Former West Ham United defender James Collins has announced his retirement.   The Wales international, at 37, has declared he's hung up the boots. Collins has been without a team for over a year and has preferred to step away from the game. In his career, he made almost 300 appearances in the Premier League and participated in the 2016 Euros.  
‘I am a young player’ – Chawinga dreams big after Chinese success with Wuhan
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‘I am a young player’ – Chawinga dreams big after Chinese success with Wuhan

The Malawian has revealed her dreams with the Chinese club in the Asian continent, after celebrating her first career silverware Temwa Chawinga says she is eager to record more successes with her Chinese Women's Super League side Wuhan. The Malawi international ended as Wuhan's top scorer and the league's runners-up as she scored nine goals in 13 matches to help her side to a first-ever domestic title after a 19-year wait. To clinch the coveted crown, Wuhan thrashed holders Jiangsu Suning 4-0 in the 2020 final, with Temwa scoring the opener to bury the dreams of her sister Tabitha and Jiangsu's back-to-back title ambitions.
Ukraine includes 45-year-old retired goalkeeper in squad to face France after three other stoppers tested positive for COVID-19
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Ukraine includes 45-year-old retired goalkeeper in squad to face France after three other stoppers tested positive for COVID-19

Ukraine has included 45-year-old retired goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy in the squad for Wednesday's friendly against France after three other keepers tested positive for COVID-19.  Shovkovskiy, who made around 90 appearances for Ukraine before his retirement in 2016, is currently assistant to head coach Andriy Shevchenko. The country's football federation (UAF) said in a statement that he is in “good physical shape” and will provide emergency backup to Georgiy Bushchan, currently, the team's only fit goalkeeper. A statement from the Ukraine FA said: "Oleksandr Shovkovskiy ended his professional career as a player in December 2016, but keeps himself in good physical shape, constantly conducting individual training.     ...
‘I think he’ll score two every game’ – Giggs hails Manchester United star Greenwood
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‘I think he’ll score two every game’ – Giggs hails Manchester United star Greenwood

The 18-year-old seems destined for a career as a successful centre forward, according to the man whose No 11 shirt he has inherited Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has heaped praise upon Mason Greenwood, who is a player so good he looks like “he’s going to  scoretwo every game”. The 18-year-old has already made more than 50 senior appearances for the Old Trafford side, scoring 17 goals and creating five more assists in the process. He has inherited the No 11 shirt that Giggs wore for the club during his time as a player, which ran from 1990 to 2014, and the Wales boss does not believe that he will buckle under the pressure of wearing such a storied number.
Michael Essien Finally Becomes A Coach
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Michael Essien Finally Becomes A Coach

Black Stars legend Michael Essien has finally transitioned into coaching after hanging up his boots following a very long career. Essien has joined the coaching staff of Danish team FC Nordsdjaelland. The club announced Essien’s appointment with a post on their social media handles this morning. “Welcome Essien. The former Black Star and pro player, Michael Essien, is joining our coaching staff this season. He’s gonna assist the coaches and participate in the training sessions alongside the players,” the Denmark based club wrote on Twitter. “I am delighted to have joined @fcnordsjaelland coaching staff as part of my development towards my full coaching licence. I will also be assisting the players on and off the pitch as part of my role,”
Former Super Eagles defender Babalade dies of cardiac arrest
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Former Super Eagles defender Babalade dies of cardiac arrest

The former Nigeria international shone in the domestic league with Stationery Stores, Heartland FC and Shooting Stars FC during his playing career Former Super Eagles and 3SC defender Ajibade Babalade is confirmed to have died of cardiac arrest in Ibadan on Friday. He died at the age of 48 and he was the team manager of Nigeria National League outfit Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) before his demise. Babalade played for the Nigeria national team in the 90s and he was part of the team that won bronze at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.
‘Neymar has no reason to rejoin chaos at Barcelona’ – PSG stay is the right call, says Rivaldo
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‘Neymar has no reason to rejoin chaos at Barcelona’ – PSG stay is the right call, says Rivaldo

The ex-Blaugrana star is pleased to see his fellow Brazilian delivering on expectations in France after coming through a testing period in his career Neymar has no reason to rejoin the “chaos” at Barcelona, admits Rivaldo, with the Brazilian forward told he is making the right career call in sticking with Paris Saint-Germain. A possible return to Camp Nou for the South American superstar has been speculated on ever since he bid farewell to the Liga giants in 2017. At one stage, Neymar was very much open to the idea of heading back to familiar surroundings.
Coutinho returns to Barcelona
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Coutinho returns to Barcelona

Bayern Munich formally bid farewell to Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho on Wednesday after his year-long loan deal from Barcelona expired with the newly-crowned European champions declining, as expected, to sign him permanently. “With his creativity and excellent technique, he livened up our game in this triple-winning season,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who made it clear last month they would not bring Coutinho to Munich permanently. The 28-year-old rebooted his career in Bavaria after a frustrating period in Barcelona following his high-profile transfer from Liverpool in 2018. Coutinho netted 11 goals, creating nine more, in 38 games for Bayern, including scoring twice in the 8-2 mauling the Germans handed his club Barcelona in the jaw-dropping Champions Lea...
My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo
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My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo

Super Eagles and Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo is one of Nigeria’s topmost players plying their football trade in Italy, and in In this interview with Calciomercato.com talk, hé relives his career with Crotone so far while singling out his overhead kick goal in the 1-1 draw against Juventus in a Serie A game way back in April 18, 2018 as the defining moment of his career. The gangling forward then scored 20 goals last season to emerge the first African top scorer in the Serie B as well as helping Crotone regain promotion to the Serie A for the coming season. Simy reveals more in this interview… You scored 20 goals for Crotone in the Serie B to become the first African to win the top scorer in an Italian professional series. How does that makes you feel? Simy: I am proud to have rea...
Barcelona President Reveals Club Messi will Retire
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Barcelona President Reveals Club Messi will Retire

Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has said Lionel Messi will retire at the club in “three or four years”. Messi has a deal with the Nou Camp side until June 2021 and is yet to sign a contract extension. The 33-year-old has been linked with a move away from Spain this summer. Inter Milan are believed to be monitoring his future with Barca and are ready to offer him a bumper deal. However, Bartomeu does not think Messi will leave. “It is not just me that says so. Leo has always said it, that he wants to end his professional career at Barcelona. “I think it’s the club of his life. It’s a man for a club and it’s the best club for him. “I am certain that the contract extension will happen. I have no doubt that Leo Messi in three, four, many years to come will ...
Masvidal Reacts After Losing to Kamaru Usman
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Masvidal Reacts After Losing to Kamaru Usman

Jorge Masvidal has spoken after losing his welterweight title to Kamaru Usman on Sunday in UFC 251. Masvidal lost 50-45, 50-45, 49-46 on the three judges’ card in Abu Dhabi. It was his 14th career defeat and his fifth in his last 11 fights. After the fight, he took to Twitter to apologize to his fans, promising to bounce back. “Sorry, I couldn’t bring it home this time. Next time #theresurrection. “Let’s goooo @GamebredFighter representing the #305 in #UFC251,” Masvidal replied US senator, Marco Rubio, who had earlier tweeted in support of the 35-year-old. Usman also gave the Miami-born Mixed Martial Arts star credit for being a worthy contender.
Cesc Fabregas Names Toughest Player he Ever Faced
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Cesc Fabregas Names Toughest Player he Ever Faced

A former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has named the toughest player he played against in his career so far. Fabregas, who now plays for AS Monaco in French Ligue 1, said Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard, is the toughest opponent he faced in his career. The 33-year-old disclosed that Gerrard, who is currently the coach of the Scottish Premiership club, Rangers, provided him with the most difficult challenges, adding that he was a ‘machine.’ Asked by BBC’s Match of the Day who his most difficult opponent was, Fabregas, replied: “If I have to say one – and I really enjoyed playing against – I would say, Steven Gerrard. “He was physically the most difficult opponent to handle. “He was the box-to-box player, he could be on his right or left, shooting fro...
Bafana Bafana midfielder Furman on why he didn’t become next Chelsea superstar
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Bafana Bafana midfielder Furman on why he didn’t become next Chelsea superstar

  The former Matsatsantsa skipper looks back at his career in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and England Former SuperSport United midfielder Dean Furman looks back at his stay in South Africa with the reigning MTN8 champions, saying it was a wonderful experience for him and his family. The 32-year-old also explains why he could not play for Chelsea’s senior team whilst also praising his former mentor, the current Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. Furman also says the coronavirus pandemic has hurt his plans as he looks to secure a new move.
Nicolas Anelka Names Best Managers he ever Worked With
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Nicolas Anelka Names Best Managers he ever Worked With

A former Chelsea and Arsenal striker, Nicolas Anelka, has named Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce as the best managers he ever worked with. Anelka played under Wenger, Allardyce, Carlo Ancelotti, Vicente Del Bosque, Guus Hiddink, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Kevin Keegan during his career. But the former France international has described Wenger and Allardyce as managers who know how to get the best out of him. “For me, I take into consideration football, attitude, my understanding with the coach, mentality and how he used me on the field and because of this, there are only two names: Big Sam and Arsene Wenger,” Anelka told Bolton’s official website. “They knew how to use my qualities to get the best out of me.” Anelka is currently wo...
‘Keita certainly has enough quality for the Premier League’ – Liverpool midfielder backed to find ‘rhythm’ by ex-Guinea boss
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‘Keita certainly has enough quality for the Premier League’ – Liverpool midfielder backed to find ‘rhythm’ by ex-Guinea boss

A man who has worked closely with the Reds ace at international level is certain he can turn his career on Merseyside around Naby Keita definitely has "enough quality" to succeed in the Premier League, according to former Guinea boss Michel Dussuyer, who has backed the Liverpool midfielder to find his "rhythm" at Anfield. Liverpool signed Keita from RB Leipzig for £53 million ($66m) in the summer of 2017 and he joined up with his new team-mates the following year after spending another season at Red Bull Arena. The 25-year-old was expected to slot straight into Jurgen Klopp's line-up, but has found himself in and out of the team amid persistent form and fitness issues.
Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club
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Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club

Valladolid’s president, Ronaldo de Lima, has welcomed Inter Milan striker, Alexis Sanchez to join the club once the summer’s transfer window opens. Sanchez is currently on a season-long loan move at Inter Milan from Manchester United. The Chilean international has failed to shine at Old Trafford, following a swap deal move from Arsenal in January 2018. The 31-year-old scored only three times in 32 Premier League matches for Man United, before leaving for Italy. But Ronaldo has now offered Sanchez the chance to revive his career at the Spanish La Liga club. “Alexis Sanchez has succeeded wherever he’s gone,” Manchester Evening News quoted Ronaldo as saying. “He has a lot of quality. “If he doesn’t succeed at Inter, Valladolid will open their door...
Leaving the UK ‘all Makes Sense’ now, I was ‘Destined’ to Help Fight Systemic Racism in US – Meghan Markle
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Leaving the UK ‘all Makes Sense’ now, I was ‘Destined’ to Help Fight Systemic Racism in US – Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has reportedly stated that her decision to leave the United Kingdom and move to the US 'all makes sense to her now', as she believes she was 'destined' to help fight systemic racism in the United States. According to Markle, who shocked Buckingham palace when she and her husband, Prince Harry announced early this year they will be quitting duties as Royals and relocating to the US,  her 'gnawing urgency to uproot from England' was fate so she could be at the 'forefront' of the black lives matter movement. According to an insider who spoke to Daily Mail UK: 'She feels that her gnawing urgency to uproot from England was fate so she could be at the forefront of the movement" 'Meghan said her work as a leader is more important than ever right now and that she’s be...
I Deared Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Would not Survive in WWE after Awful Debut – Wrestling Legend, The Undertaker
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I Deared Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Would not Survive in WWE after Awful Debut – Wrestling Legend, The Undertaker

WWE legend, Undertaker has admitted he feared for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s career after he made his “awful” professional debut in 1996. The Rock first appeared on the wrestling scene as a smiling youngster and made his debut at Survivor Series at the Madison Square Garden. According to Undertaker, the crowd's reaction to the Rock's character led him to believe he wouldn't be around for long. Speaking to Gary Vaynerchuk on YouTube, Undertaker said: “He came into Madison Square Garden, and they’d given him the name of Rocky Maivia. Oh my gosh, it was awful. Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, continued “I mean, they handcuffed him right out of the get go, right? I remember watching him, and the Garden [fans], they’re merciless if they don’t like what you’re doing. And ...
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Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he is expecting Paul Pogba to “gradually improve” as he plays more with a few games left this season. Pogba has managed only eight appearances in all competitions this season, after undergoing ankle surgery in January. However, the Frenchman is fit and ready to play again, with United eyeing a place in the top four and silverware in the Europa League and FA Cup. The 27-year-old will however find plenty of competition for places after impressive performances from Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Fred and Scott McTominay, that saw Solskjaer’s side go unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions before the COVID-19 break. “I want the same from Paul as from all the others. Paul is one of the best midfielders in the world so ...
Vardy not ruling out England return but wants other forwards to get chance
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Vardy not ruling out England return but wants other forwards to get chance

The Leicester City forward won his last international cap at the 2018 World Cup, but he hasn't shut the door on featuring for Gareth Southgate's team Jamie Vardy says he will not completely rule out a return to international football, but wants to see younger strikers given an opportunity with England before him. Leicester City striker Vardy won 26 caps for his country, the last of which came in the 2018 World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia, after which he informed England manager Gareth Southgate that he wanted to focus on his club career. The 33-year-old has remained one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League, scoring 19 goals in the 2019-20 campaign to top the scoring charts before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bedimo: Former Lyon and Marseille defender quits football at age 36
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Bedimo: Former Lyon and Marseille defender quits football at age 36

The ex-Cameroon international could not find a club since he left Marseille in 2018 Former Marseille and Lyon left-back Henri Bedimo has retired from professional football at the age of 36. Bedimo spent his entire career in France after leaving Douala at the age of 15, and he was part of the Montpellier squad that won the 2011-12 Ligue 1 title. He started his career at Grenoble in 2002 before moving to Toulouse a year later, where he spent three years and made his debut appearance in the French top-flight.
Eriksen can and will be decisive for Inter – De Vrij
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Eriksen can and will be decisive for Inter – De Vrij

The Nerazurri defender is confident that a January arrival will become a crucial member of Antonio Conte's squad once he settles in Italy Christian Eriksen "will become decisive" for Inter after an underwhelming start to his career at San Siro, according to Stefan de Vrij. Eriksen completed a €20 million (£18m/$22m) move to Inter from Tottenham in January, bringing to an end his seven-year stay in the Premier League. The Denmark international established himself as one of Europe's top midfielders at Spurs, but struggled to adjust to the demands of Serie A football during his first couple of months in the Italian capital.
‘I haven’t hit my peak yet’ – Bayern’s Lewandowski targets playing career well beyond 35 years old
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‘I haven’t hit my peak yet’ – Bayern’s Lewandowski targets playing career well beyond 35 years old

Robert Lewandowski says the Ballon d'Or is not his focus but that "anything is possible" when it comes to winning the award, while insisting that his best years are still ahead of him. The Bayern Munich striker has never been in the top three for football's most prestigious individual prize, his best record coming when he finished fourth in the standings in 2015. The 31-year-old is likely to be in the running for the 2020 prize, though, having scored 45 goals in all competitions to put Bayern on the brink of another Bundesliga title. Should Hansi Flick's side also win the DFB-Pokal and Champions League this term, Lewandowski would be a strong candidate to become just the second player other than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award since 2007. "I was at the a...
Grealish wants to be a Gerrard, but Man Utd hard to ignore’ – Aston Villa exit likely, admits Phillips
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Grealish wants to be a Gerrard, but Man Utd hard to ignore’ – Aston Villa exit likely, admits Phillips

The ex-Villans striker feels the club’s current captain would like to stay put and be a one-club man, but interest in his services continues to build Jack Grealish would like to be “one of those Steven Gerrards” and spend his entire career at Aston Villa, says Kevin Phillips, but interest from Manchester United is expected to be too good to turn down. A big-money transfer is said to be in the offing for the talented 24-year-old playmaker when the next window swings open. Having proven himself on a Premier League stage, Grealish is considered to be ready for a step up English football’s grandest ladder.
The Only Controversy In Olu Jacobs’ Career Is The Recent Death Rumour
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The Only Controversy In Olu Jacobs’ Career Is The Recent Death Rumour

After news broke out about the rumored death of Veteran Nollywood actor, Olu Jacobs. This rumor sent shock down the spines of many and the lovers of his art. Popular actress Lala Akindoju and his wife who is also a veteran actress, Joke, debunked the news. They revealed that the amazing script interpreter is still very much alive. It is however worthy to note that, this rumored news is the only controversy that has rocked the Yoruba born actor throughout his career. After spending decades in the entertainment industry, Olu Jacobs has not faced any scandal/controversy. Olu Jacobs, born Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs, was born on the 11th of July, 1942. He hails from Egba Alake in Ogun state. Olu spent his early life in Kano state, where he attended Holy Trinity School. He was a me...
Owen tips Greenwood to become Man Utd’s next Rooney
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Owen tips Greenwood to become Man Utd’s next Rooney

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen thinks that Mason Greenwood can become their new Wayne Rooney. United have not had a talisman in the number 10 position since Rooney left the club. While Marcus Rashford has emerged as a world star, he is more of a winger. And Owen thinks Greenwood can become their Rooney in the next year or two. He told Premier League Productions: "I still think that Manchester United could do with – I know it's impossible but if they could find that next Wayne Rooney, that next 19, 20, 21-year-old who was going to be there for the next 10 years… "They've almost been getting by with Ibrahimovic, getting by with Ighalo. "These players are very good but coming to the end of their career but they probably need to find that one like a Rooney, rig...
Former Watford star Smith backs Sarr to ‘go to the next level’ in his career
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Former Watford star Smith backs Sarr to ‘go to the next level’ in his career

The 40-year-old is in awe of the talent of the Senegal international and confident the winger will get even better with the Hornets Former Watford star Tommy Smith believes Ismaila Sarr can move to the next level in his career after already showing glimpses of his potential in the Premier League. The Senegal international joined the Hornets last summer as the club’s record signing following his consistent showings for Rennes during his two-year stay with the French side, where he featured in 59 league games and scored 13 goals. The winger, however, struggled to adapt to the English top-flight on his arrival at Vicarage Road but has been in superb form since December.
Bale the greatest athlete I’ve seen, claims ex-Real Madrid doctor
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Bale the greatest athlete I’ve seen, claims ex-Real Madrid doctor

Jesus Olmo has lifted the lid on his time with Los Blancos, placing the Welshman's athletic abilities above those of Cristiano Ronaldo Gareth Bale is the greatest athlete former Real Madrid medical chief Jesus Olmo has seen, with the Wales star “capable of excelling at practically any sport”. After making a world-record move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013, the 30-year-old has split opinion in the Spanish capital, despite scoring 80 goals in 169 matches. While agent Jonathan Barnett has often been forced to shield his charge from media and fan attacks, Olmo has sung the praises of the attacker, who he says is the most impressive player he has seen during a career in which he has worked with many leading stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘The lads think your training’s sh*t’ – Former Man Utd and England skipper Rooney explains difficulties of being captain
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‘The lads think your training’s sh*t’ – Former Man Utd and England skipper Rooney explains difficulties of being captain

The Derby County forward has opened up about the responsibilities and pressures of wearing the armband Former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney has revealed he once confronted one of his former managers on behalf of his team-mates to tell him his training sessions were “sh*t” . Rooney has worn the captain’s armband at every club he has played for in his career so far, during spells at Everton, Manchester United, DC United and now Derby. The Liverpool-born forward says he is aware of the responsibility that comes with the role, both on and off the pitch. That includes representing the players and speaking up on their behalf, which one on occasion led to an awkward conversation with his manager. “When players aren’t happy, they often go to the captain and you end u...
Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies ‘infinitely grateful’ to his Liberian parents
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Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies ‘infinitely grateful’ to his Liberian parents

The rising Canadian star credits the tough journey of his African parents for his rise to prominence Bayern Munich wonderkid Alphonso Davies says he is “infinitely grateful” to his parents - who hail from Liberia, for playing a big part in his career. The 19-year old was born in the Ghanaian city of Buduburam and grew up in a refugee camp with his parents who fled the second civil war in Liberia that killed and displaced thousands of people between 1999 and 2003. Davies’ family had to endure living in harsh conditions where access to food, water and proper shelter and sanitation was a constant struggle.
Football legend, Samuel Eto’o reveals how a local game in his city convinced his parents to allow him to play football
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Football legend, Samuel Eto’o reveals how a local game in his city convinced his parents to allow him to play football

Cameroonian Football legend, Samuel Eto'o has revealed how a local game in his city convinced his parents to allow him to play football. During his stellar career, Eto'o, who played for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, and Everton amassed three Champions League titles, three La Liga crowns, two Copa del Reys, Serie A, the Coppa Italia twice and the FIFA Club World Cup. But while growing up, he used to hide from his parents to go play football because they thought football was a sport for those that had no interest going to school. He said the major break happened when his father accidentally saw him played so well in a local game in his city, and that was how he got convinced and allowed him to continue playing football. I lived and breathed football – but my p...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 10 Most Iconic Career Moments
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s 10 Most Iconic Career Moments

Over the course of his career, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has received five Ballon d'Or awards, the most for a European player. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he has scored 725 senior career goals and provided 220 assists for club and country. Moreover, he is also the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes. Collectively, Ronaldo has won 31 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five European Cups and one European Championship. 1.Ronaldo introduces himself to the world It was the inauguration of the Estádio José Alvalade in 2003, and Sporting Lisbon were playing hosts to Manchester United. The result was unexpected as United were beaten 3-1 by Sporting Lisbon. The player who stole the show was a tall,...
Ex-Arsenal fullback Traore: Juventus players and Delneri wanted me to stay
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Ex-Arsenal fullback Traore: Juventus players and Delneri wanted me to stay

Former Arsenal fullback Armand Traore has recalled the season he had on-loan with Juventus. Traore, now a free agent, was with Juve for the 2010/11 campaign. Acknowledging he had problems with his fitness, he told TuttoJuve: "True, but I don't want it to be an alibi. The initial plan had always been to return to Arsenal, but at the end of the season I remember speaking with Juventus: the Senators of the team (Giorgio) Chiellini and (Alessandro) Del Piero were present at that meeting, the directors (Beppe) Marotta and (Fabio) Paratici, Mr. (Gigi) Delneri. "They asked me if I'd like to come back, they understood that for me it was a very difficult season. It was a beautiful gesture. "I said yes, but during the holidays Delneri lost his job and I had no more news from Juventus. My...