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Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet
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Charlie Charlie, The ‘Demonic’ Teen Game Overtaking The Internet

If you are one of those crotchety people who believe the kids these days are somehow less inspired than generations before, then I come bearing new evidence: Even their superstitions are lamer than ours! “Charlie Charlie,” a game/Internet urban legend of sudden and inexplicable popularity, surged to the top of the global social media charts this weekend after kicking around on the Spanish-language Internet for much of eternity. As of this writing, #CharlieCharlieChallenge has been tweeted more than 1.6 million times. More people are Googling “Charlie Charlie” than virtually any other news event. What’s all this about?! Below, our no-nonsense explainer for the old/unimpressed. How do you play Charlie Charlie? Simple! You could, if you wanted, even do it at your desk. Step 1...
Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal
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Rio Ferdinand Admits To Playing Drunk In Premier League Game Vs Arsenal

  Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed how he once played in a Premier League game against Arsenal while drunk. The teenage Ferdinand was at the start of his career with West Ham at the time. He's since explained how there was a drinking culture within the squad, which influenced his behaviour. The future England defender wasn't supposed to be in the matchday squad for the first game of the 1996/97 season at Arsenal, so had three drinks at the bar. Only to find himself summoned to the changing room after West Ham winger Paulo Futre stormed out of the ground in a bizarre row about not getting the No 10 shirt. "When I was young, I was crazy, I could spend all day drinking," Ferdinand explained on The Mo Giligan Podcast. "I could drink 10 pints and then switch ...
‘He has an incredible gift’ – Lampard delighted by Pulisic return
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‘He has an incredible gift’ – Lampard delighted by Pulisic return

The 22-year-old winger scored his first Premier League goal of the season as they claimed all three points at Stamford Bridge Frank Lampard was happy to see Christian Pulisic score for Chelsea in the 3-1 win against Leeds on Saturday after a difficult start to the season for the winger. Pulisic came off the bench to replace the injured Hakim Ziyech in the first-half of the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge and went on to net his side's third goal of the game. The 22-year-old made just his fifth league appearance of the season, having faced spells on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury and further fitness issues.
Why can’t Onuachu transfer his blistering club form to the Super Eagles?
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Why can’t Onuachu transfer his blistering club form to the Super Eagles?

The Genk striker is averaging close to a goal every game, but has struggled to command respect or minutes at national team level Going back to the late-80s, when the late great Stephen Keshi first made his way to Lokeren, the Belgian top flight has always proven a fruitful destination for Nigerian players. From the aforementioned ‘Big Boss’ to Daniel Amokachi to Joseph Akpala to, more recently, the likes of Moses Simon and Henry Onyekuru, the Jupiler League has fulfilled an important function as a sort of ‘stepping stone’ before the big five leagues come calling. As such, perhaps it should come as no surprise that Nigeria’s highest goalscorer in Europe so far this season is a regular of Flemish hunting grounds. With 12 goals in 13 matches, Paul Onuachu is currently running at close ...
“FIFA should retire No.10 for all teams in tribute to Maradona” – Former Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas
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“FIFA should retire No.10 for all teams in tribute to Maradona” – Former Chelsea coach, Andre Villas-Boas

Former Chelsea coach and current  Marseille boss, Andre Villas-Boas has urged FIFA to retire the No.10 jersey famously won by the late Diego Maradona as he believes no player should ever wear the famous number again.   According to Andre Villas-Boas, the No.10 jersey should be retired from all teams in tribute to Diego Maradona after the Argentine icon’s death on Wednesday November 25 after suffering a heart attack.     Maradona will be remembered as one of the best to ever have played the game and the No.10 jersey became synonymous with the him.   Speaking about the late football legend after his side’s 2-0 defeat to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Villas-Boas said; “It is very bad news, as well as the loss of a board membe...
Watching Liverpool’s Mane made Tyquan Terrell ‘hungry for goals’
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Watching Liverpool’s Mane made Tyquan Terrell ‘hungry for goals’

The 22-year-old says the Senegal international as his favourite African player and reveals his exposure to the Reds ace is improving his game   Tyquan Terrell discloses that watching the video clips of "favourite Africa Player" Sadio Mane has made him a better player. The 22-year-old attacking sensation has risen through the ranks for Saint Kitts and Nevis, representing the Caribbean country at U20 and U23 level before making his senior international debut against Grenada in the Concacaf Nations League. In a chat with Goal, the talented player, who has been scouted by several Major League Soccer outfits like Los Angeles FC, Minnesota FC United and FC Dallas, revealed he looks up to the Liverpool star due to the example he continues to set on and off the pitch – explainin...
How Kessie lost tooth during AC Milan clash against Napoli
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How Kessie lost tooth during AC Milan clash against Napoli

  The Ivory Coast international has visited a dentist after he receiving an elbow in the mouth during his side’s win over the Parthenopeans Franck Kessie lost a tooth during AC Milan’s 3-1 victory over Napoli in Sunday’s Serie A clash at Stadio San Paolo. The 23-year-old was handed his seventh league start this season in the encounter and made a key contribution to help his side triumph over the Parthenopeans. The midfielder, however, lost a tooth in the game after he was accidentally hit in the mouth by Napoli winger Matteo Politano.
Manchester United Fans Are Convinced Donny van de Beek Should Start More Often After Starring For The Netherlands
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Manchester United Fans Are Convinced Donny van de Beek Should Start More Often After Starring For The Netherlands

Donny van de Beek showed Manchester United what they've been missing as he starred for the Netherlands against Spain. Van de Beek has yet to start a Premier League game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since joining from Ajax for £35 million in the summer. But he's performed brilliantly whenever he's represented his national team, delivering stellar performances against Italy and Spain. The Dutch midfielder scored for his side in the 1-1 draw with Spain as he impressed United fans with his outing on the international scene. And his individual highlights make for impressive viewing. From breaking up play to neatly setting up attacks. Van de Beek's showing on Wednesday got United talking on social media. One Twitter user wrote: "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hope you are watching what...
Iheanacho handed second Europa League start for Leicester City against Braga
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Iheanacho handed second Europa League start for Leicester City against Braga

The Nigeria international has been included in the Foxes’ starting XI at the King Power Stadium against Carlos Carvalhal’s men Kelechi Iheanacho has been named in Leicester City’s starting line-up against Sporting Braga in Thursday’s Europa League game. The 24-year-old centre-forward has been in fine form in the current campaign and opened his season account against Zorya Luhansk in his first start in the tournament. The Nigeria international also played a part in their second group game in the European competition against AEK Athens.
Barcelona 2-1 Dynamo Kiev: Messi spot on again as Koeman’s men close in on last 16
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Barcelona 2-1 Dynamo Kiev: Messi spot on again as Koeman’s men close in on last 16

Barcelona made it three wins from three in Champions League Group G with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over a depleted Dynamo Kiev. Lionel Messi marked his 150th European appearance for Barcelona with a goal as Ronald Koeman's side saw off stubborn opponents Dynamo Kiev 2-1 in Wednesday's entertaining Champions League clash. The superstar forward scored from the penalty spot for the third Group G game running and Gerard Pique added a second, but only after Barca had been given a number of scares. Returning goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen produced a handful of top-class saves, the best of the lot to keep out Vitaliy Buyalskiy's free header in the first half, while Tomasz Kedziora had a goal ruled out.
Atletico Madrid 3-2 Salzburg: Joao Felix leaves it late for Simeone’s side
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Atletico Madrid 3-2 Salzburg: Joao Felix leaves it late for Simeone’s side

Joao Felix was the star for Atletico Madrid as they bounced back in style from last week's thumping by Bayern Munich. Atletico Madrid got their Champions League Group A campaign back on track as two goals from Joao Felix helped them to a 3-2 win over Salzburg on Tuesday. Diego Simeone's side suffered a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of the defending champions Bayern Munich last week, but they started well against their Austrian opponents and went ahead through Marcos Llorente shortly before the half-hour mark. Salzburg - who drew with Lokomotiv Moscow in their opening game - stormed into a 2-1 lead, though, thanks to goals either side of half-time from Dominik Szoboszlai and Mergim Berisha.
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."
Juventus coach Pirlo: Morata return was a priority
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Juventus coach Pirlo: Morata return was a priority

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo is delighted with the return of Alvaro Morata. Pirlo insists bringing Morata back from Atletico Madrid was always a priority. He said, “We were waiting for a striker to come in and he's here now. I know Morata well, I was lucky enough to play with him: he was one of our priorities. “On a technical and tactical level, he's the player we were looking for. Pellegrini went to Genoa to get more game time, also in light of next year's European Championship. “De Sciglio's available like he was last week."
‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players
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‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players

The Spanish coach admits the club are short on numbers and he his eager to tap into their talented youth system Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has declared the club only have 13 fit players as he looks to giving their academy players a chance to step up. A youthful City side beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Thursday in the Carabao Cup with 17-year-old Liam Delap opening the scoring on debut. Phil Foden set up the opener for Guardiola's side before sealing the game with a goal of his own in the 75th minute.
He had no chance’ – Haaland enjoys penalty mind games in Dortmund win
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He had no chance’ – Haaland enjoys penalty mind games in Dortmund win

The young Norwegian star struck twice in his first Bundesliga game of the season and is as confident as ever Erling Haaland has picked up where he left off last season as he scored twice in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach and showed his mental strength from the spot. In Dortmund's first Bundesliga game of the season,  Giovanni Reyna opened the scoring in the 35th minute before winning a penalty early in the second half. After VAR intervention to award the spot-kick, Haaland stepped up and made no mistake with a low effort to the bottom left.
Sancho backed to become ‘as good as Ronaldo’ as Dortmund team-mate Guerreiro salutes Manchester United target
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Sancho backed to become ‘as good as Ronaldo’ as Dortmund team-mate Guerreiro salutes Manchester United target

The England international winger has seen a big-money move mooted and a current club colleague sees him reaching the very top of the game Jadon Sancho has the potential to be “just as good as Cristiano Ronaldo”, says Raphael Guerreiro, with the player being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United considered to be an “outstanding” asset for Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga outfit have been doing all they can to fend off advances when it comes to the England international winger. Sancho has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since taking the decision to leave Manchester City in 2017 and link up with BVB.
Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho
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Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho

The England international is looking forward to continuing to work with the Portuguese boss amid long-term plans to change his role in the team Tottenham star Eric Dier has revealed that his biggest motivation for signing a new contract with the club was manager Jose Mourinho. The England international, who arrived at Spurs in 2014 from Sporting CP, penned a new deal in July that will see him through with the Londoners until June 2024. The 26-year-old was “excited” to do so because of his relationship with the Portuguese boss, who is willing to allow him to develop his game in the manner he believes is best.
‘Iwobi should start looking for another club’ – Udeze advises Everton forward
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‘Iwobi should start looking for another club’ – Udeze advises Everton forward

The Nigeria international was completely left out of the Toffees' clash against Spurs and has been urged to depart the Goodison Park outfit Former West Bromwich Albion defender Ifeanyi Udeze has advised Alex Iwobi to leave Everton after failing to secure sufficient game time with the Premier League side. The 24-year-old teamed up with the Goodison Park outfit in the summer of 2019 to end his 16-year stay with Arsenal, a club he joined when he was in primary school. The Toffees paid £28 million for the services of the Nigeria international but the versatile player has struggled to make much of an impact with the club since his arrival due to a loss of form and injury problems.
‘I’m the same guy, the same principles’ – Mourinho says he has lost no passion after 20 years in management
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‘I’m the same guy, the same principles’ – Mourinho says he has lost no passion after 20 years in management

The Portuguese coach says he sets his Tottenham Hotspur side out with the mentality that they want to win every game they play Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho insists that he has not lost his passion for management after 20 years at the top level. The Portuguese first managed with Benfica in 2000 then moved to Uniao de Leiria and Porto, where he won the Champions League, before switching to England. Successful spells at Chelsea and Inter followed, but his star began to wane at Real Madrid, where he won only one league title in three years at the club.
Bernard Mensah strikes in Besiktas win over Antalyaspor
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Bernard Mensah strikes in Besiktas win over Antalyaspor

The Ghanaian forward aided the Black Eagles to their first win of the pre-season Bernard Mensah got himself a goal as Besiktas got the better of Antalyaspor in Friday’s friendly match. The Black Eagles did not have the most pleasant of encounters in their last friendly which ended in a 1-0 defeat by Sivasspor with their misery compounded by Dorukhan Tokoz getting a red card. There was however no room for any pushovers here with Besiktas getting the lead in the third minute via Atakan Uner. Mensah then doubled the lead five minutes to the half-time break before Turkish teenager Ilkay Isler put the game to bed in the 84th minute.
Dennis: Football without supporters ‘really stinks’ at Club Brugge
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Dennis: Football without supporters ‘really stinks’ at Club Brugge

The Nigeria international was one of the standout performers for Philippe Clement’s men as they clinched their second win of the season Emmanuel Dennis has expressed his delight after helping Club Brugge secure a 2-1 victory over Genk in Sunday’s Belgian First Division A game. The 22-year-old forward was handed a starting role in the encounter and grabbed an assist to help Philippe Clement’s side secure all three points. The Nigeria international set up Hans Vanaken to open the scoring with only 22 minutes into the encounter.
Olunga: Kenya forward frustrated as Kashiwa Reysol lose to Kashiwa Antlers
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Olunga: Kenya forward frustrated as Kashiwa Reysol lose to Kashiwa Antlers

The Harambee Stars striker was left frustrated after they suffered a home defeat in a J1 League match played on Saturday Kenya international Michael Olunga has described their 3-2 defeat to Kashiwa Antlers on Saturday as a "difficult game". It was a day of mixed fortunes for Olunga as he ran clear in the J1 League Golden Boot race but on a day Reysol lost a vital league match at home. The former Gor Mahia striker struck the first goal of the encounter at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in the 57th minute with an assist from Masatoshi Mihara.
Mikel Obi scores in first game for Stoke City
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Mikel Obi scores in first game for Stoke City

John Obi Mikel scored his first Stoke City goal in their 5-1 hammering of Shrewsbury Town in Tuesday’s pre-season friendly match. Mikel who joined the Potters on a free transfer earlier this month, made his first start for Stoke City at the club’s Clayton Wood training ground. The 33-year-old restored the hosts’ lead just before the break after Oakley-Boothe’s opener was cancelled out by Shrewsbury Town. Mikel was in action for 45 minutes before he was replaced by Tom Ince while DR Congo’s Benik Afobe was introduced for Lee Gregory, nine minutes after the hour-mark, Goal reports. Afobe joined the party later in the second half as goals from the Congolese star, Ince and Tyrese Campbell completed the rout for Stoke City. The encounter returned Stoke City to winning ways a...
Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2
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Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal. Conte explained that after Lukaku’s own goal, Inter Milan also missed an opportunity to score against Sevilla. Lukaku opened the scoring for Antonio Conte’s side before Luuk de Jong equalized for Sevilla. Luuk de Jong then scored for the La Liga side before Diego Godin levelled for the Serie A side to make it 2-2 at half-time. However, Lukaku’s own goal in the 74th minute following Diego Carlos’s shot gave Sevilla their sixth Europa League trophy at the RheinEnergieStadion in Germany. “It was a balanced match between the two teams, two very good teams indeed, one specific incident could have changed...
Inter Milan Board to Decide Conte’s future after Losing Europa League Final
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Inter Milan Board to Decide Conte’s future after Losing Europa League Final

Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, has admitted he may not be at the club next season. Conte enjoyed a fine season with the Serie A side, finishing second in the league and runners-up in the Europa League. Speaking to Sky Italia after a 3-2 defeat to Sevilla in Friday’s final, Conte hinted it might have been his last game in charge. “We’re going to meet next week with the club and we’ll decide about my future. I’m not sure that I’ll be the Inter manager next season, we’ll decide together. “Inter will plan the future with or without me,” he said. Conte’s future has been in doubt since the Serie A season ended, after he criticized the club’s directors.
Frank Lampard Reacts as Man City Defeats UEFA at CAS
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Frank Lampard Reacts as Man City Defeats UEFA at CAS

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said the decision to overturn Manchester City’s two-year Champions League ban, will not affect his players. The Blues are currently third in the Premier League table and face a battle with Manchester United, Leicester and Wolves for the final top-four place. Lampard however insists the situation is in his players’ hands. He told a press conference on Monday ahead of the Norwich game: “I was pretty neutral on it, I just listened to the verdict this morning. “I genuinely don’t see beyond the games in hand, we have a few games and we want to win them and see if it gets us Champions League football. I was never pinning my hopes on [the verdict]. If we win enough games, we can get in. ‘We’re sitting third, it’s in our hands. I wouldn’t have...
Arteta Reveals Why Arsenal Lost 2-1 to Tottenham
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Arteta Reveals Why Arsenal Lost 2-1 to Tottenham

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has blamed his individual error and lack of defensive solidity for his side’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. It is a result that damaged the Gunners’ hopes of sealing a European place. Arsenal took the lead thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s rasping drive, but a loose Sead Kolasinac pass, allowed Son Heung-Min to equalise soon after. Toby Alderweireld gave Spurs victory late on with a header from a corner. It also saw Arteta lose his first North London derby as a manager. “We gave them the game again, an individual error and the set-piece that cost us three points again. “We talked about it before the game today that set-pieces in this game are crucial, and today it cost us the t...
Mourinho Gives Reason Next Season will be Different For Tottenham
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Mourinho Gives Reason Next Season will be Different For Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has disclosed that next season would be different for his team because Spurs are going to make some changes in their squad. The Portuguese also explained that Tottenham’s next season would not be so full of negative episodes like the current 2019/20 campaign because he would start working from day one. Mourinho said this following Tottenham’s Premier League 2-1 victory against Arsenal on Sunday. Mourinho’s men defeated the Gunners at home, thanks to two goals from Son Heung-min and Toby Alderweireld. Alexandre Lacazette did score for Mikel Arteta’s side. Speaking after the game, Mourinho told Football London: “Next season is going to be different from this one. “[I am optimistic] because I start working from day one, be...
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Jose Mourinho Reacts to 2-1 Victory
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Jose Mourinho Reacts to 2-1 Victory

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to his side’s 2-1 victory against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for Mikel Arteta’s men in the first half before Son Heung-min equalised for Spurs two minutes later. Toby Alderweireld then scored a late second-half goal to give Mourinho’s men all three points against the Gunners. Mourinho said his players did everything he asked them tactically and emotionally. He also said that he was proud of his player’s performances against the visitors, adding that they now need to fight for the Europa League spot. “The way the match was, everybody forgot that [about the less time to prepare],” Mourinho told a post-match press conference after the game. “They did...
12-year-old Boy Arrested For Sending Sickening Racist Messages’ to Crystal Palace Star, Wilfried Zaha
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12-year-old Boy Arrested For Sending Sickening Racist Messages’ to Crystal Palace Star, Wilfried Zaha

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly sending sickening racist messages to Crystal Palace and Ivorian winger, Wilfried Zaha. The 27-year-old footballer posted screenshots of the racist abuse he had received to his social media accounts ahead of Sunday's Premier League game at Aston Villa, alongside the caption: "Woke up to this today." One of the messages sent to Zaha read:  "You better not score tomorrow you black c***." The other read: "Or I'll come to your house dressed as a ghost." Two disgusting images of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist hate group based in the US, and another displaying an edited version of a box of cornflakes, carrying the words ‘coonflakes’ and displaying a man with his face blacked up were also sent to the footballer. After the game - which ...
Nigerian Striker, Paul Onuachu Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Nigerian Striker, Paul Onuachu Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Nigerian striker, Paul Onuachu, who plays for Genk in Belgium has tested positive for Coronavirus. According to Belgian news hub, HLN Sport, all players of the club were tested on Tuesday, July 7, in the run-up to the first friendly game ahead of the new season. They all tested negative except Onuachu. The 26-year-old who made his Super Eagles debut last year had only recently returned to his Belgian club for pre-season after he accompanied Victor Osimhen for his father’s burial in Nigeria. Onuachu will now miss Genk’s first exhibition game of the season against Eendracht Termien on Thursday, July 9, as he will be quarantined for a week. Onuachu joined Genk from Danish club FC Midtjylland in August 2019.
COVID-19: How Three Arsenal Players were Pulled from Training Over ‘Positive’ Test
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COVID-19: How Three Arsenal Players were Pulled from Training Over ‘Positive’ Test

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Three Arsenal players were forced to withdraw from training, after testing positive for COVID-19 last week, The Athletic reports. Ever since the Gunners returned to football, they have lost their two Premier League fixtures. Mikel Arteta saw his side suffer a 3-0 humiliation on his return to Manchester City, before throwing away a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at Brighton two days later. It is now believed their preparations for the restart may not have been ideal. Arsenal had been informed by the Premier League that one of their players ha...
Liverpool Lucky Against Everton – Klopp
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Liverpool Lucky Against Everton – Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has admitted his side escaped with a point against rivals Everton on Sunday night. The hosts had the best chance to score late in the game, after Alisson Becker saved Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s effort. Tom Davies then hit the post from the rebound. The result means Klopp’s men will now win the title against Crystal Palace on Wednesday, provided Manchester City fail to beat Burnley on Monday. “I liked our defending and high midfield press but we didn’t have enough chances for the possession we had. We were dominant but they had the biggest chance and that’s how it is. “We were lucky in that moment. In the end, Everton defended really well and we were not smart enough to use the space we had,” Klopp told Sky Sports. ...
Salah absence highlights Liverpool weakness – Carragher
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Salah absence highlights Liverpool weakness – Carragher

In the week that Timo Werner's move to Chelsea was confirmed, the club legend wants a serious look at the attacking options open to Jurgen Klopp Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher has said that the Reds’ offensive weakness without Mohamed Salah is worrying. The Egypt international missed Sunday’s derby encounter against Everton, left on the bench after recent hip problems, and without him the Premier League champions elect struggled to create opportunities against their Stanley Park rivals. Although the Anfield side dominated the game, they were unable to create any clear opportunities and the last 10 minutes were controlled by their hosts, who went closest when Tom Davies hit the post, leaving manager Jurgen Klopp to reflect that his side were a little “lucky”.
Liverpool got lucky in an ‘all-in’ derby match – Klopp says Reds weren’t smart enough in Everton draw
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Liverpool got lucky in an ‘all-in’ derby match – Klopp says Reds weren’t smart enough in Everton draw

The Reds' boss concedes that his side had a slight let off at Goodison Park and wants to see his team sharpen up offensively Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he felt his side got a little “lucky” as they picked up a point in a scoreless draw with Everton. The Merseyside derby marked the end of a three-month hiatus for both sides due to the coronavirus pandemic and was played out in unusual circumstances at Goodison Park, with no fans present and the Reds forced to change in the car park. The resultant game proved to be something of a scrap, and while the single point takes Liverpool to within five of a maiden Premier League title, they could count themselves somewhat fortunate to claim that given the home side’s Tom Davies had the game’s only big scoring opportunity,...
Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa
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Lampard Reveals why he Benched Tammy Abraham for 2-1 Win at Aston Villa

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he left Tammy Abraham on the bench for their 2-1 win at Aston Villa because he is trying to manage his squad efficiently. Abraham and Christian Pulisic were substituted for the Blues’ first game back after the COVID-19 break. Lampard opted to start with Willian and Olivier Giroud in attack, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek also made a return from his long-term injury. “It’s very important to let the players know that this is more than ever a squad game over this period. “Certainly nobody should get their head down at not starting. We’re going to have to make subs and we’re going to need impact off the bench,” Lampard told Sky Sports. Pulisic and Giroud scored for Chelsea, as they fought back from a goal down to...
Man Commits Suicide after Losing Boss’ N150k to Gambling in Bayelsa
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Man Commits Suicide after Losing Boss’ N150k to Gambling in Bayelsa

An employee reportedly committed suicide in Bayelsa last week, after losing his boss' N150k to gambling in Bayelsa. The Nation reported that the deceased staked the money on a virtual game which lasts less than two minutes and is controlled by computers. The man who was identified simply as Suga used the money realized on the day of the incident to play the virtual game. An eyewitness said; “Suga, not knowing how to explain the situation to his boss, made him to take his own life.” This increases the number of people who have died from betting and gambling since last year in the state to three. Bayelsa police spokesperson Asinim Butswat said though the police is aware of the incident, it has not been reported officially. Butswat said; “The Divisional Police Officer...
Everton vs Liverpool: Klopp Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash, Reveals what he Expects
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Everton vs Liverpool: Klopp Confirms Player that will Miss EPL Clash, Reveals what he Expects

Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp has disclosed that winger, Xherdan Shaqiri will miss the Reds’ away Premier League clash against Everton due to a calf injury. He also revealed that he expects Liverpool and Everton players to be in good shape when both teams clash at Goodison Park. “Shaqiri was injured, and he is not ready, but he is on a good way,” Klopp was quoted by Liverpool’s official website as saying. “He’ll not be [out for] long, but he’s the only one out.” Klopp added: “I expect us to be in good shape, but we will see how good it is. “I also expect Everton to be in very good shape and so it will be difficult for us, and rightly so, it is the Premier League. “We did not play for a while, so we should try to sort the problems in th...
What Solskjaer Said about De Gea after Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw at Tottenham
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What Solskjaer Said about De Gea after Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw at Tottenham

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has defended David de Gea following his howler in their 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. De Gea failed to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s powerful out, as Spurs took a 1-0 lead in the first half. However, United were able to snatch a point, after Paul Pogba was fouled inside the penalty area. Bruno Fernandes stepped up to slam the ball past Hugo Lloris. Former United captain, Roy Keane, labelled De Gea as “most overrated goalkeper” ever following the error. But Solskjaer fired back, claiming the ball changed direction. “David is a disappointed obviously with it but the ball was moving through the air,’ said the United boss. “We reacted well and he had a good save about five...
Lampard Reveals Decision on Futures of Willian and Pedro
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Lampard Reveals Decision on Futures of Willian and Pedro

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said he wants Willian and Pedro to remain at the club. Speaking during a Zoom press conference on Friday, Lampard insisted he won’t have issues picking the two players for the Aston Villa game, despite their contracts expiring just nine days after the game. The Blues are currently in talks with Willian and Pedro about temporary extensions to their contracts. However, Pedro is believed to have reached a pre-contract arrangement with Italian giants Roma, which means he might not be available for upcoming fixtures. Willian hasn’t agreed a deal with another club, but the Brazilian is yet to agree on an extension until the end of the season. “We want them to extend their stay and make sure they can see out the season. “I’ve had n...
Luiz sent off for Arsenal after goal giveaway in one-man horror show at Man City
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Luiz sent off for Arsenal after goal giveaway in one-man horror show at Man City

The Brazilian defender's nightmare performance against the Premier League champions was compounded as he impeded Riyad Mahrez in the box Arsenal centre-back David Luiz was sent off in a one-man horror show at Manchester City after giving away the first goal of the game shortly after being introduced to the action as a substitute. Luiz replaced the injured Pablo Mari in the Gunners defence 24 minutes into the first half, and his error gifted City the lead just before the interval. Raheem Sterling got in behind the Brazilian after he made a hash of controlling a through ball, with the Manchester City star finishing expertly past Bernd Leno to fire the home side in front.
Guardiola has Lifted Bernardo Silva to Another Level – Nuno Gomes
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Guardiola has Lifted Bernardo Silva to Another Level – Nuno Gomes

The ex-Portugal international believes the silky playmaker has become a more complete player under the Spanish manager at the Etihad Pep Guardiola has taken Bernardo Silva's game on to another level at Manchester City, according to former Portugal great Nuno Gomes. Silva joined City from Monaco for £46 million ($58m) in May 2017 with a Ligue 1 winners' medal in his possession. He has since been an integral part of the side that Guardiola has guided to six of the past seven major domestic honours on offer, including back-to-back Premier League titles.
Solskjaer to Drop Pogba for Tottenham vs Man Utd Game
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Solskjaer to Drop Pogba for Tottenham vs Man Utd Game

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will leave Paul Pogba on the bench, for this Friday’s Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur, according to The Athletic. Pogba has not featured for the Red Devils since Boxing Day, after suffering a foot injury. The Frenchman has made only eight appearances in all competitions this season. Pogba would have to wait to make a return, as Solskjaer is planning to leave him out for United’s first game since March. It is understood that the team has been preparing for the Spurs game without Pogba in the starting XI. Although match fitness might be an issue, United was also enjoying an excellent run of form before lockdown, going 10 games unbeaten across all competitions.
Real Madrid See Off Eibar, Close Gap on Barcelona
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Real Madrid See Off Eibar, Close Gap on Barcelona

Real Madrid returned to LaLiga action for the first time since March this year, with a 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday night. Zinedine Zidane’s men flew out of the blocks at the Alfred Di Stefano, to all but win the game in the opening half. Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo scored to give Madrid a 3-0 lead at the interval. The visitors pulled one back through Pedro Bigas, but it was a rather comfortable victory for Los Blancos. The win takes them within two points of rivals Barcelona, who crushed Mallorca 4-0 yesterday. Barca host Leganes next, while Real Madrid clash with Valencia.
Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are over if they fail to beat Manchester United, says Sherwood
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Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are over if they fail to beat Manchester United, says Sherwood

The former Spurs manager says there will be no margin for error for his old club when they play host to the Red Devils next week Tottenham's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League will be over if they fail to beat Manchester United on June 19, according to Tim Sherwood. Spurs endured a miserable six-game winless run before the 2019-20 season was temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. Jose Mourinho's men exited Europe and the FA Cup during that period, while also slipping to eighth in the Premier League standings.
Referee for Man City vs Arsenal confirmed
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Referee for Man City vs Arsenal confirmed

The Premier League has confirmed that Anthony Taylor will be the man in charge of the Manchester City vs Arsenal game next Wednesday. The match is one of the two fixtures that will be played that day, to kick off the restart of top flight football in England. Aston Villa vs Sheffield United gets us underway at 6 pm and Michael Oliver will take charge of the fixture. Two hours later, City will host Arsenal, with Manchester-born Taylor the referee. The Gunners could move up as high as sixth with a win at the Etihad. It would leave them just five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, in the battle to clinch slots for European football next season.
Silva unsure on talk of Barcelona bid for Richarlison but believes Brazilian is destined to reach the top
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Silva unsure on talk of Barcelona bid for Richarlison but believes Brazilian is destined to reach the top

The former Everton boss claims to be unaware of any offer from Camp Nou for the Toffees forward, but admits the South American can join the elite Marco Silva claims to be unaware of whether any bid from Barcelona for Richarlison was received during his spell as Everton boss, but he is tipping the Brazilian to reach the very top of the game. The Toffees spent big luring a South American forward away from Watford in the summer of 2018. That deal, which saw Silva reunited with a player he had previously worked with at Vicarage Road, could end up being worth as much as £50 million ($63m).
Merseyside derby should take place at Goodison Park, says Liverpool mayor
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Merseyside derby should take place at Goodison Park, says Liverpool mayor

With the Premier League title possibly on the line, there have been suggestions the highly-charged fixture could be moved to a neutral venue Liverpool’s potentially title-deciding Merseyside derby clash with Everton should go ahead at Goodison Park as planned, says Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson. The Reds, 25 points clear at the top of the table, are due to take on their city neighbours in their first game back after the coronavirus shutdown on Sunday, June 21. If second-placed Manchester City lose to Arsenal the previous Wednesday, then Jurgen Klopp’s side will be able to secure their first title in 30 years with a win against the Toffees.
James needs to be patient; Zidane respects him’ – Roberto Carlos hoping Colombian remains at Real Madrid
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James needs to be patient; Zidane respects him’ – Roberto Carlos hoping Colombian remains at Real Madrid

The legendary former Blancos defender remains a big fan of a fellow South American and believes he will get regular game time in Spain Roberto Carlos has urged James Rodriguez to be patient at Real Madrid, with the Colombian told that Zinedine Zidane “has a lot of respect” for him despite a lack of game time sparking further rounds of transfer talk. The South American playmaker returned to Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2019 after completing a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich. Having impressed in Germany, the expectation was that James would be welcomed back into the fold by the Blancos.
Eto’o hid from his father to play, joined Real Madrid and his ‘life changed forever’
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Eto’o hid from his father to play, joined Real Madrid and his ‘life changed forever’

The 39-year-old Barcelona legend speaks about how he convinced his father to allow him to be a footballer before making it to Europe Former Real Madrid and Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o says he secretly played football as a youngster as he struggled to make his parents accept his dream of becoming a professional. Growing up in Douala in his native Cameroon, Eto'o was barred from playing football by his parents but he was not to be discouraged from pursuing the game. It is a familiar tale narrated by many African footballers, but the Cameroonian says he insisted on football as he nicodemously went to play, before an opportunity to join Real Madrid came in 1996, after passing through Kadji Sports Academy in Douala.