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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Klopp Reveals how They will Prepare for EPL Crunch Tie

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said his players will take part in 11 vs 11 training to get their “rhythm” back, ahead of their crunch clash against Manchester United on January 17. The hectic fixture schedule has meant little respite for Premier League sides. However, after Friday night’s 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in their FA Cup third-round clash at Villa Park, the Reds now have nine days to prepare for their league meeting with United. Klopp named a strong side against a Villa side, which had academy players because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Midlands club. Liverpool have stuttered in the Premier League and are without a win in their last three games. This poor form has allowed in-form United to make up the ground on them, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a...
Great Players Are Welcome At PSG – Mauricio Pochettino
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Great Players Are Welcome At PSG – Mauricio Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain new coach Mauricio Pochettino is confident of the numbers of great players the club can attract and already looking forward to welcoming them. Pochettino was presented on Tuesday ahead of PSG's game against Saint-Etienne later today. During his press conference, the former Tottenham coach Pochettino didn't rule out the possibility of bringing Dele Alli to the club. "Each club is different and it is difficult to compare," Pochettino said "It would not be objective for me to talk about Tottenham because I was there [previously], but now I am one hundred percent in Paris. "We are not talking about [possible signings] but about adapting ourselves to the club, and we have a game tomorrow. "But I already said that in the future there will be time to talk ab...
Nigeria Faces MRI Test Hurdle As 13 Players Set To Conduct MRI Test On Match-day Against Ivory Coast
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Nigeria Faces MRI Test Hurdle As 13 Players Set To Conduct MRI Test On Match-day Against Ivory Coast

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets may have to overcome football politics before they can be able to pick the semifinal ticket in the WAFU U17 Cup in Lome, Togo. This follows a statement signed by the team’s media officer, Francis Achi, who alleged that the five-time world champions are facing challenges ahead of today’s game against Cote d’Ivoire. Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will play against Baby Elephants in their group opener today, while Ivory Coast who came a day after Nigerians arrival have completed their MRI Tests, 13 Nigerian players are yet to go through the test and are expected to conduct the test on the match-day. The statement signed by the media officer reads in part, “From all indications, it appears that there is a massive conspiracy against the Golden Eaglets of Niger...
Lampard: I want to stay at Chelsea beyond my current contract
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Lampard: I want to stay at Chelsea beyond my current contract

The Blues boss has 18 months left on his deal and isn't yet pushing for contract talks but he has shown his desire to build a long-term project Frank Lampard has addressed his contract situation and has confirmed his desire to remain at Chelsea beyond his current deal. After guiding Chelsea through a transitional season last year, Lampard is now working to take the club to the next level following a summer of spending on new players that cost £220 million ($275m). Those new signings have already made an impact, with the Blues aiming to go top of the Premier League with a win over Leeds United on Saturday, while they are also on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions, having won their Champions League group with a game to spare.
‘Mane & Salah relationship is really strong’ – Robertson plays down rift concerns over Liverpool’s star duo
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‘Mane & Salah relationship is really strong’ – Robertson plays down rift concerns over Liverpool’s star duo

The Scotland international says squad harmony has been central to the Reds' success over recent seasons Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has dismissed rumours of a rift between team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. There has been speculation in recent months suggesting the Reds duo do not get along, rumours given further credence in October last year when Mane reacted furiously to Salah’s decision to shoot instead of pass to him during a Premier League win at Burnley. Robertson, though, has rubbished those suggestions, insisting such a reaction is natural for players who are paid to be selfish in front of goal.
Okocha Reveals Players Rohr Needs To Succeed With Super Eagles
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Okocha Reveals Players Rohr Needs To Succeed With Super Eagles

Former Nigeria captain, Jay-Jay Okocha, has said the national team needs natural offensive midfielders to succeed. The three-time African champions have not found an attacking midfielder in the mould of Okocha, since the 47-year-old retired in 2006. The Super Eagles have used John Obi Mikel, Joel Obi, Alex Iwobi and recently Joe Aribo in the position, but they struggled to live up to expectations. Okocha, who won 73 caps for Nigeria, has advised head coach Gernot Rohr, on how Nigeria can enjoy better performances in their subsequent games. “What the Eagles need now are natural midfielders who can create chances and change the course of a game,” Okocha told Brila FM. “We need midfielders who can run at defenders and a pick their teammates with good passes. “We have goo...
Wolves star Jimenez stretchered off with head injury after clash with David Luiz
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Wolves star Jimenez stretchered off with head injury after clash with David Luiz

The Mexico striker collided with the Arsenal defender in the penalty area and had to be taken from the field Raul Jimenez was stretchered off the field in the early stages of Wolves' Premier League match against Arsenal after suffering a head injury. The striker clashed heads with Arsenal centre-back David Luiz during an aerial challenge in the Wolves box after a corner from Willian. The incident happened just five minutes into the encounter, but a lengthy delay followed as the players received treatment.
Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea
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Edouard Mendy shares secret to his fine start to life at Chelsea

The 28-year-old has immediately established himself in Frank Lampard's side since he joined on a permanent contract in September Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has highlighted the relationship between players and staff as a key factor that has helped him settled down quickly at Stamford Bridge. Since he joined the Blues on a five-year contract from Rennes in September, the Senegal international has kept seven clean sheets in 10 appearances across all competitions. He explained how he has displaced Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea no. 1 and how the presence of France defenders has made communication easy for him.
Vandenbroeck: Why Simba SC must be wary of Plateau United in Caf Champions League
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Vandenbroeck: Why Simba SC must be wary of Plateau United in Caf Champions League

The Belgian tactician warns his players to forget about the 7-0 league win against Coastal Union and shift focus to continental duty Simba SC coach Sven Vandenbroeck has warned his players to be very cautious when they take on Plateau United FC in their preliminary round first leg match on Sunday. The Belgian tactician has admitted despite the team signing off for their first meeting with the Nigerian outfit with a huge 7-0 win against Coastal Union in the Mainland Premier League, his players should not be carried away by the result and must remain focused to tackle “a difficult opponent.” Simba were on the rampage at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha on Saturday as they tore Coastal Union to shreds with a hat-trick from captain John Bocco, a double from Clatous Chama, and goals...
‘Liverpool have more leaders with Van Dijk out’ – Carragher salutes collective spirit in injury crisis
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‘Liverpool have more leaders with Van Dijk out’ – Carragher salutes collective spirit in injury crisis

The Reds have seen a number of players ruled out of their plans, but a club legend has seen “three or four” stepping up to counter those absences Liverpool have “more leadership” in the ranks now that Virgil van Dijk is stuck on the sidelines, says Jamie Carragher, with “three or four” players stepping up to counter the absence of injured stars. The Reds have seen their squad ravaged by fitness problems over recent weeks and Jurgen Klopp has found himself down to the bare bones in defence, with Van Dijk being joined in the treatment room by Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Things have not been much better further up the field, with Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Thiago Alcantara recovering from knocks while Mohamed Salah tested positive for Covid-19.
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Every Liverpool Player Celebrated With Roberto Firmino After He Finally Ended His Goal Drought

  Liverpool players ran to celebrate with Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian broke his goal drought during Sunday's 3-0 win over Leicester City. The Reds played a weaker XI thanks to their injuries but still managed to get the job done at Anfield. What will have pleased manager Jurgen Klopp most was the team spirit shown when Firmino headed home. Firmino wheeled away in celebration and all his teammates followed, giving him a massive group hug. The 29-year-old scored just two home goals last season and fans had begun to lose patience, calling for summer signing Diogo Jota to replace him up front. It was a complete performance from Firmino and Klopp expressed his delight in a post-match press conference. "We were really happy and relieved," Klopp begun per Goal. "...
Jude Bellingham makes England debut
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Jude Bellingham makes England debut

Manager Gareth Southgate gave his undercard a chance as he kept England's main players back for the Uefa Nations League match in Belgium on Sunday - but they still had far too much for an outclassed Republic side. Jude Bellingham, brought on as a substitute for his debut in the second half, became England's third-youngest full international at 17 years and 137 days. And Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson also won his first senior cap as a half-time replacement for Burnley's Nick Pope. Harry Maguire, given the captain's armband, erased some of the misery of his last England appearance - when he was sent off in the Nations League home defeat by Denmark - by heading in Harry Winks' cross after 18 minutes. Jadon Sancho doubled England's advantage before the break and t...
Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan
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Real Madrid defender, Eder Militao tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash with Inter Milan

Real Madrid have announced Eder Militao has tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Champions League clash with Inter Milan.   The 22-year-old Brazilian will now undergo a mandatory period of self-isolation.   The club also revealed that no other positive results were recorded from the latest round of testing except Militao.   A statement from Madrid said: 'Real Madrid would like to inform that our player, Eder Militao, has tested positive in the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday, Sunday morning.   'All the other players and the technical staff from the first team, as well as all the employees of the club who work directly with them, tested negative in that same test.   'The club would like to confirm once again that everyone...
Strange Scenes In Marseille Vs Manchester City As Home Side Don’t Take A Knee
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Strange Scenes In Marseille Vs Manchester City As Home Side Don’t Take A Knee

  Marseille players did not take a knee in their Champions League clash with Manchester City on Tuesday evening - but they stood and watched the Premier League side do so. Players, coaches, and other staff in stadiums across English football have taken a knee since football returned in June to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Get French Football News have revealed the gesture hasn't been adopted in France and City players took a knee before kick-off at the Orange Velodrome. Marseille players remained stood together and waited for City players to get up before starting the game. It has also been rumoured the players opted for a one minute's silence in memory of Samuel Paty - a teacher murdered in a terrorist attack last week. Despite the explanation, fans onli...
Manchester City mourn tragic death of former academy player Wisten
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Manchester City mourn tragic death of former academy player Wisten

The teenager passed away on Sunday with many of the club's players quick to pay tribute Manchester City have confirmed the death of former academy player Jeremy Wisten, who passed away at the age of just 18. Wisten, a promising defender born in Malawi but raised in the United Kingdom, joined City's elite development squad in 2016 before recently leaving the club. While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, City posted a brief statement in tribute to Wisten on Sunday night.
Hasenhuttl piles on Pickford for ‘absolutely disastrous tackle’ on Van Dijk ahead of Everton clash
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Hasenhuttl piles on Pickford for ‘absolutely disastrous tackle’ on Van Dijk ahead of Everton clash

The Southampton manager has ensured the spotlight will be on the Toffees keeper once more when the sides meet in the Premier League on Sunday Ralph Hasenhuttl has kept the spotlight squarely on under-fire goalkeeper Jordan Pickford ahead of Southampton’s Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday. England No.1 Pickford has faced criticism from all angles after his challenge on Virgil van Dijk in the Merseyside derby which left the Liverpool defender possibly out for the season. A number of Liverpool players and pundits have publicly blasted Pickford and, a week after the injury occurred, it remains a talking point.
Club Brugge’s Dennis ‘overjoyed’ with goal against FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
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Club Brugge’s Dennis ‘overjoyed’ with goal against FC Zenit Saint Petersburg

The Nigeria international revels in his strike that got the Belgian top-flight outfit going against the Lions Emmanuel Dennis is overjoyed with his goal which propelled Club Brugge to a 2-1 win over FC Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday night. Philippe Clement’s men went to Krestovsky Stadium as underdogs owing to the absence of key players against the Russian Premier League title holders. The Belgians were without goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Cote d’Ivoire’s Odilon Kossounou and Michael Krmencik, who are in isolation after contracting Covid-19, while Simon Deli was unavailable due to suspension. Nevertheless, they took the lead in the 63rd minute after the Nigerian followed up on Charles De Ketelaere’s blocked shot to slot the ball past goalkeeper Mikhail Kerzhakov.
‘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...
Premier League confirm eight new positive coronavirus cases among players and staff
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Premier League confirm eight new positive coronavirus cases among players and staff

The Premier League has confirmed eight positive coronavirus tests have been returned from the latest round of testing.   In a statement, the league confirmed 1,575 players and staff were tested between Monday, October 12, and Sunday, October 18.   “The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday Oct. 12 and Sunday Oct. 18, 1,575 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, there were eight new positive tests,” the Premier League said in a statement.   Those eight players or club staff must now isolate for a period of 10 days, meaning they will not be allowed to take part in match preparations.   The announcement comes after Crystal Palace striker, Jordan Ayew tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from international d...
Project Nketiah and Lamptey: Ghanaian media criticised for bad reportage amid chase for dual nationals
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Project Nketiah and Lamptey: Ghanaian media criticised for bad reportage amid chase for dual nationals

A former GFA official shared his views on the nation's recent concern in their quest to woo players of Ghanaian descent Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) communications director Ibrahim Sannie Daara believes "negative reportage" about the national team by the local press has not helped in making the Black Stars attractive to players of Ghanaian descent abroad. The former football governing body spokesman was reacting to comments by GFA Execute Council member and Black Stars Management Committee chairman George Amoakoh about the bad impact of speculation of the use of black magic by members of the national team in luring players of Ghanaian descent abroad to commit their international future to the West African country. Ghana are currently pursuing Arsenal striker Eddie Nke...
Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game
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Iwobi returns to Everton squad ahead of West Brom game

The Nigeria international is in contention for Saturday's league match after missing the Toffees' opening two games of the season Alex Iwobi has returned to the Everton squad ahead of their Premier League outing against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday after recovering from a knock. The 24-year-old was missing in Carlo Ancelotti's team for their opening league fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, and their Carabao Cup triumph against Salford City on Wednesday. Ahead of the encounter against the Baggies at Goodison Park on Saturday, Ancelotti confirmed the Super Eagles star is among the players fit and ready to play following his recovery.
‘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.
Not everyone can spend millions and millions’ – Solskjaer
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Not everyone can spend millions and millions’ – Solskjaer

The Norwegian says he is "happy" with his current squad but is always on the lookout for players that fit "all the right criteria" Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has delivered a transfer update amid Manchester United's pursuit of Jadon Sancho, insisting that "not everyone can spend millions and millions". United have been relatively quiet in the transfer market this summer, having only spent £35 million ($46m) to date on Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, who moved to Old Trafford from Ajax at the start of the month. They have, however, been linked with several other high-profile targets, with Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho a priority for Solskjaer ahead of the new season.
Covid-19: Three positives in latest round of Premier League testing
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Covid-19: Three positives in latest round of Premier League testing

Manchester City pair Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez are two of the three players who returned positive tests Three Premier League players have tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of testing instigated by the league. Manchester City have confirmed that Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez have both returned positive tests for the virus, but the identity of the third player is unknown. Both City stars are, therefore, doubtful for the opening round of fixtures for the new Premier League season, with Pep Guardiola’s side up against Wolves on Monday, September 21.
Brazil Women Players To Get Equal Pay As Men
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Brazil Women Players To Get Equal Pay As Men

Brazil’s women’s national players will get the same as male players for representing their country. This was announced by the Brazil’s football association (CBF). The CBF disclosed that all players will be granted the same daily and prize amounts for taking part in preparation periods and games. CBF president Rogerio Caboclo says the measures were put in place in March. “Since March of this year, CBF has made an equal value in terms of prizes and daily rates between men’s and women’s football,” he said. “That is, the players earn the same thing as the players during the calls. What they receive by daily call, women also receive.” Caboclo says it also applies to performances at international tournaments such as the World Cup and Olympics. “There is no more gender differen...
All The Players That Have Won The Champions League Golden Boot Since 1992/1993
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All The Players That Have Won The Champions League Golden Boot Since 1992/1993

The champions league golden boot is given to highest goals scorer in a single champions league season. This list comprises of many world-class players. The player with the highest number of champions league golden boot is Cristiano Ronaldo, he won one at Manchester United and eight at Real Madrid. Albeit, he shared one with Lionel Messi and Neymar in 2014/2015 season when the three players scored 10 goals each. The second player with the highest number of champions league golden boot is Lionel Messi, he won six at Barcelona, he shared one with Ronaldo and Neymar in 2014/2015 season. When it comes to the total number of champions league goals scored, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are above the others. Cristiano Ronaldo has the highest number of goals scored in the champio...
Jadon Sancho Breaks Silence Over Manchester United  Interest
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Jadon Sancho Breaks Silence Over Manchester United Interest

Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has finally spoken out on the speculation surrounding his future, as Manchester United continue their bid to sign him this summer. United have missed an August 19 deadline set by the Bundesliga outfit to complete a transfer. However, the Red Devils are still interested in Sancho, who is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s priority ahead of the new season. “I try not to look at the media because I think once you start looking at all that it would be easy to get carried away with it,” Sancho told Soccerbible. “It can affect players. For me it’s about not looking at those things and just focusing on trying to do the best I can on the pitch. Especially in training. “I don’t really look at all the noise and all that stuff. I’d rather keep my h...
Rooney to manage England at Soccer Aid with Evra and Toure confirmed as players
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Rooney to manage England at Soccer Aid with Evra and Toure confirmed as players

The former Manchester United centre forward will return to Old Trafford in a very different capacity this autumnDerby County captain Wayne Rooney will manage England at Soccer Aid for Unicef to be held later this year. The Three Lions all-time leading goalscorer will work alongside co-manager Sam Allardyce, with David Seaman serving as goalkeeping coach for the one-off match to be held at Old Trafford. Rooney, who joined Derby last season in a player-coach role, has been granted permission to take part in the match as he gains some unique managerial experience and raises awareness for an important cause.
‘It’s a competition for big players’ – Tuchel praises Di Maria, Mbappe and Neymar for guiding PSG to Champions League final
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‘It’s a competition for big players’ – Tuchel praises Di Maria, Mbappe and Neymar for guiding PSG to Champions League final

The Parisian boss was full of praise for the team's star players and spoke about the challenge awaiting in the final PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel says the Champions League is for "big players" after his stars dominated in a 3-0 Champions League semi-final win against RB Leipzig. The Ligue 1 champions' star players all had a strong impact on the result, with Angel Di Maria snaring a goal and two assists, Neymar setting up the latter's strike, and Kylian Mbappe starting the match and playing 86 minutes. Tuchel's side now move into the final of the competition - to play either Bayern or Lyon on Sunday - and the German boss was ecs
Liverpool Defender Williams Signs New Five-Year Contract
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Liverpool Defender Williams Signs New Five-Year Contract

The Welshman is the latest Anfield youngster to sign a new deal after a breakthrough year in 2019-20 Liverpool full-back Neco Williams has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions. As reported by Goal last week, the 19-year-old is now considered a part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad and has been rewarded after a breakthrough year that saw him make his senior debut and first top-flight appearance. “It feels amazing,” he told the club’s website. “At the minute for me, I think there is no better place to learn and to become a better player than being here and working with the lads. I think we’ve got some of the best players in the world and we’re one of the best teams in the world.”
Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer to be Without Three Players for Europa League Clash
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Man Utd vs Copenhagen: Solskjaer to be Without Three Players for Europa League Clash

Manchester United have confirmed that their head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be without three players when they take on Copenhagen in the Europa League last-8 fixture at RheinEnergieSTADION in Germany on Monday night due to injury. The players are Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe. Man United head to the game after knocking out LASK from the Europa League round of 16 second-leg tie at Old Trafford last Wednesday. Meanwhile, providing an update on Jones’s injury, Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference as quoted by Man United’s official website: “Phil has been following an individualized training programme during the post-lockdown period to optimize recovery from a knee problem. “It was a good opportunity as we had sufficient cover in defensive position...
Arsenal Players Set for Showdown with Club after 55 Staff are Sacked
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Arsenal Players Set for Showdown with Club after 55 Staff are Sacked

Arsenal’s players feel ‘betrayed’ and want to hold talks with the club’s hierarchy, over the decision to propose 55 redundancies to staff, according to The Athletic. The North London club on Wednesday announced that financial struggles caused by COVID-19, will result in some of their non-playing staff being let go this month.  The playing squad and manager took a 12.5 per cent pay cut in April, to safeguard the economic future of the club. However, some of Arsenal’s first-team players are disappointed in the club, as they believed their voluntary wage cut was going to help save jobs. The Gunners’ highest-earner, Mesut Ozil who is on a £350,00-a-week contract, had refused to take the pay cut due to a lack of assurances of where the money was going. The players ...
Van Gaal Makes Fresh Claims About Gay Footballers
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Van Gaal Makes Fresh Claims About Gay Footballers

Former Manchester United and Barcelona manager, Louis van Gaal, has claimed that there are only a few gay footballers. Van Gaal said this while speaking with Dutch LGBT newspaper, Gaykrant. According to him, football “is not a mirror of society”. Van Gaal, 68, who retired one year ago, however, admitted that he suspected that some players he managed were homosexual. But he says that sexuality remains such a taboo subject inside dressing rooms and he would never advise a player to come out. Asked if there are any gay footballers, Van Gaal said: “Yes, but not many. “The football world is not a mirror of society.”
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...
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Apologises to Gunners Players after 2-1 Loss
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Apologises to Gunners Players after 2-1 Loss

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has apologised to his players following the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Arteta said he was really sorry for his players, adding that the result of the match was a massive blow in their race for European competition next season. Alexandre Lacazette’s goal was not enough as Jose Mourinho’s men defeated Arsenal, thanks to two goals from Son Heung-min and Toby Alderweireld. “It’s a massive blow [in the race for Europe] because we know the results this weekend. We will fight in two different ways, in the league and FA Cup, to do everything we can. “I’m disappointed and frustrated and really sorry for the boys. “The personality they showed, nullifies them and makes them hit the ball long ...
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...
Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award
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Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award

A former Manchester United and Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, has named three players that he feels should make the three-man final shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. BT Sport on Wednesday night asked their Twitter followers to name their three nominees for the 2020 Ballon d’ Or, and Van Persie got in on the act by submitting three names. Van Persie snubbed Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and instead went for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane – in that order. He tweeted: “@lewy_official, @DeBruyneKev@Sadio Mane.” Lewandowski has been in great form for Bayern this season. The Polish striker has scored 52 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, helping Bayern ...
Man Utd’s Solskjaer Takes Decision on Pogba’s Future
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Man Utd’s Solskjaer Takes Decision on Pogba’s Future

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants Paul Pogba to sign a new deal with the club. Pogba has long been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid or former team, Juventus. He admitted last year that he was looking for a “new challenge”. The France midfielder made just eight appearances in all competitions during an injury-hit season before the COVID-19 lockdown. However, the 26-year-old has impressed since the restart. Having recently signed Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay to new deals, Solskjaer is optimistic the club can also secure the long-term future of Pogba, whose current contract is due to expire next year, although United have the option of triggering a one-year extension. “I can’t comment on discussions between players and the ...
Footballer, Farid Melali Arrested for Allegedly Masturbating in Public
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Footballer, Farid Melali Arrested for Allegedly Masturbating in Public

Algerian and Angers winger, Farid El Melali has been arrested for allegedly masturbating in public in France. This is reported to be the second time, the footballer will be questioned by the police for indecent exposure. The 22-year-old was arrested after his neighbour lodged a complaint of him displaying his genitals while peering into a female neighbour’s flat from the garden of his building. On interrogation, Melali admitted his inappropriate behavior but said he thought he was alone in the building. Daily Mail UK reports that the Ligue 1 player had only just signed a contract extension until 2023 with his club earlier in the day. El Melali’s lawyer, Sandra Chirac Kollarik, told Ouest-France that the footballer has apologized to the young women for his inappropriate a...
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.
Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season
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Solskjaer Told he has ‘big’ Decision to Make on Goalkeepers next Season

Former England striker, Alan Shearer, has said Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has a big decision to make about goalkeepers next season. David de Gea was at fault for Tottenham’s goal as United drew 1-1 on Friday night. The result put a dent on their top-four hopes, especially with Chelsea defeating Aston Villa 2-1 yesterday. De Gea has made seven errors leading to goals this campaign, the joint most in the Premier League, while Dean Henderson has impressed on loan at Sheffield United. Shearer told the UK Sun that Solskjaer has to decide whether to stick with De Gea or give Henderson a shot at becoming No.1. “Dean Henderson has had a taste of the limelight at Sheffield United and is not going to want to sit on the Old Trafford ...
What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton
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What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he told his players to control their emotions better, after a scene was created during their 2-1 defeat at Brighton last Saturday. Some of Arteta’s squad members were furious with Neal Maupay after he clashed with goalkeeper, Bernd Leno in the first half. Leno was later taken off on a stretcher and replaced with Emi Martinez. Maupay went on to score the winner late in extra time as Arsenal lost two of their matches since the restart. The striker was surrounded by Arsenal players after the final whistle and Matteo Guendouzi had to be pulled away after placing his hands around Maupay’s throat. “When we show frustration, we have to show it in the right way. “I haven’t seen the images (of Guendouzi) or what h...
Zidane Reacts as Real Madrid Beat Sociedad to Knock Barcelona off top Spot
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Zidane Reacts as Real Madrid Beat Sociedad to Knock Barcelona off top Spot

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has warned his players that they have not won anything, following a 2-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday. Los Blancos took the lead through a Sergio Ramos penalty, before Karim Benzema made it 2-0. Mikel Merino pulled one back for Sociedad late in the game, but Real held on for an important victory. Zidane’s men are now level on 65 points with Barcelona, but sit in first place thanks to their head-to-head record. “We haven’t won anything yet. It’s three wins and nine points, but we know it will be difficult until the end. “We have to keep going, we’re in good form, the players are doing well physically and technically,” Zidane told the media after the game. There are eight fixtures left in the Spani...
Dynamo Moscow’s Premier League game postponed after two Africans test positive
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Dynamo Moscow’s Premier League game postponed after two Africans test positive

The Russian Premier League game between the White-Blues and third-placed Krasnodar has been postponed until July Dynamo Moscow have announced the postponement of Sunday's Premier League match against Krasnodar after three players tested positive for coronavirus. The three infected players were identified to be Cameroon striker Clinton Njie, Burkina Faso midfielder Charles Kabore and Sebastian Szymanski after Saturday's test and they have been placed in a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Dynamo Moscow were scheduled to resume their 2019-20 Russian top-flight campaign on Sunday after the league was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ex-Liverpool striker Crouch ‘concerned’ about Saka’s future at Arsenal
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Ex-Liverpool striker Crouch ‘concerned’ about Saka’s future at Arsenal

The Anglo-Nigerian winger has a year left to run on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has admitted he is “concerned” about Bukayo Saka’s contract situation at Arsenal, fearing he could leave. The 18-year-old’s contract runs out in 2021 and there has not been any talk. Should he fail to renew, it could mean he leaves at any stage from now or allows his contract to expire and leave as a free agent. Crouch is worried Saka’s situation could continue the trend of Arsenal losing their best players and not offering them better contracts.
Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash
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Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash

Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s away Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. According to Solskjaer, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are not ready to play against Jose Mourinho’s side because they are yet to get full match fitness due to injury. “Yeah we have got a couple of injuries,” Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying. “Axel will probably be missing, and Phil Jones will be missing [Man United’s clash against Tottenham]. Apart from that, I would say everyone else is available for selection.” He added: “During Pre-season you want to give everyone a chance, everyone the same opportunity to stake a claim for the team. “Eve...
Eight Championship Players and Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Eight Championship Players and Staff Test Positive for Coronavirus

The latest round of EFL Coronavirus testing has returned eight positive results from a total of 2213 tests on players and staff in the Championship. In a statement, the English Football League revealed that the eight positive Covid-19 tests are from six clubs and that the tests were carried out from last Thursday until midnight Tuesday. An EFL statement read: “The EFL can confirm that 2,213 players and club staff from the 24 Championship Clubs were tested over the course of the past week with eight individuals testing positive from six Clubs. “Those players or Club staff who have tested positive will now self-isolate in line with the guidelines provided by the EFL and only those who have tested negative will be permitted to enter training ground facilities.” The results fro...
Dallas Cowboys Running back, Ezekiel Elliott and ‘Five Other NFL stars Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Dallas Cowboys Running back, Ezekiel Elliott and ‘Five Other NFL stars Test Positive for Coronavirus

Dallas Cowboys running back, Ezekiel Elliott and five other NFL stars have reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. Elliott's agent, Rocky Arceneaux told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, that the running back tested positive for Coronavirus. He also added that Elliott is feeling good at the moment. At least two Cowboys players including Ezekiel Elliott and four Houston Texans players have tested positive for coronavirus, a source with knowledge of the results told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. According to the publication, the person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal the medical information. But none of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities, and the teams have been following the proper health protocols. The two ...
20 Players Who Are Likely To Win The Ballon D’or 2020
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20 Players Who Are Likely To Win The Ballon D’or 2020

Football is back and we’re immediately at the business end of the season. Domestic leagues will be won and lost over the next couple of weeks and we’re in the latter stages of cup competitions when they eventually resume. It’s all about which teams and which players hit the ground running. While football all around the world was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, many leagues are already back up and running. The Premier League and Serie A will join La Liga and the Bundesliga in returning to action as they conclude the 2019/20 campaign. While we won’t miss out on any club football in those four leagues, we have been robbed of international tournaments in the form of Euro 2020 and Copa America. So how has the coronavirus pandemic affected the race to win the 2020 Bal...
Thomas Partey Receives Triple Wages Offer from Arsenal
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Thomas Partey Receives Triple Wages Offer from Arsenal

Premier League giants, Arsenal have offered to triple Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey’s wages, Goal reports. Partey, who has a £44.5million release clause in his current contract with Atletico, had drawn the interest of Arsenal in recent weeks. The Ghanian international is now weighing up his options after receiving a huge contract offer from the Gunners. Arsenal is prepared to triple the wages Partey currently earns at Atletico if he agrees to join Mikel Arteta’s side this summer. Atletico has so far rebuffed Arsenal’s advances for Partey, but Diego Simeone’s side is now open to cashing in on the 27-year-old whose current contract at the club expires in 2023. Partey had said in the summer of 2018 that he was hopeful of playing in the Premier League, on...