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Man United midfielder leaves Old Trafford ahead of Southampton clash
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Man United midfielder leaves Old Trafford ahead of Southampton clash

Manchester United midfielder, Dylan Levitt, has left Old Trafford to join Dundee United on loan. Man United disclosed this in a statement via their website on Friday ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side head to the game following a 5-1 win against Leeds United last weekend. The statement read, “Manchester United midfielder Dylan Levitt has joined Dundee United on loan for the 2021/22 season, subject to international clearance. “The 20-year-old, who was part of the Wales squad that reached the round of 16 at Euro 2020, returned early for the start of pre-season with the first-team and featured in both of the friendlies against Derby County and Queens Park Rangers. “Dylan Levitt came back early ...
Super Eagles fall seven places in August FIFA ranking
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Super Eagles fall seven places in August FIFA ranking

Nigeria have dropped seven places in the FIFA rankings published today. The three-time African champions maintained their position in May, the last time the rating was released. However, that changed this time as there were international friendlies. The Super Eagles dropped from third to fifth in the continent and to the 34th spot globally, having accrued 1480 points. Nigeria failed to win any of their three international games, losing twice and settling for a draw once. Senegal are ranked first in Africa and 21st in the world with 1545 points, while Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles are now 28th globally and second in Africa after accruing 1515 points. Globally, Belgium retained top spot, while Euro 2020 winners Italy moved up into the top five behind runners-up England. ...
Man Utd suffer injury blow ahead of 2021/2022 season
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Man Utd suffer injury blow ahead of 2021/2022 season

  Alex Telles has handed Manchester United an untimely injury blow, after picking up an ankle problem. Red Devils boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, on Saturday confirmed that the 28-year-old defender will be “out for a few weeks” after suffering a knock in training. That setback meant Telles didn’t feature in a pre-season friendly clash with QPR today. The Brazilian left-back now faces a race against time to make the start of the 2021/2022 campaign. “Unfortunately, Alex slipped and he twisted his ankle so he’ll be out for a few weeks. “We hope it’s not too bad,” Solskjaer has told MUTV. United have three more friendlies to come after facing QPR. They will play Brentford, Preston and Everton, before their Premier League opener on August 14 against Leeds at Old Tra...
Man Utd can Lose Title in first seven games – Solskjaer admits
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Man Utd can Lose Title in first seven games – Solskjaer admits

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has urged his players to start the 2021/2022 Premier League season strongly, in order to avoid a repeat of last year. United lost three of their first six fixtures last term, including a defeat on the opening day to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. After beginning pre-season with a 2-1 win against Derby County on Sunday, Solskjaer has said he will be focusing on naming strong lineups in the remaining friendlies. “There’ll probably be less and less for the kids – that’s just the way it goes. We have to start better than last season. We didn’t get off to a decent start at all and now it’s the first one under the belt. “I think the Premier League is more competitive [than it used to be]. We had [when I was a player] may...
Scotland to take the knee alongside rivals England before Euro 2020 clash
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Scotland to take the knee alongside rivals England before Euro 2020 clash

Some fans have jeered Three Lions players when they have kneeled prior to recent friendlies Scotland have said they will join England in taking a knee before the two nations face off at Wembley in Euro 2020 play. England will host Scotland at Wembley Stadium next Friday and the Three Lions will continue to kneel prior to kickoff to call attention to racial injustice. Scotland have said they will kneel along with their rivals, while they will "stand against racism" for their other two group-stage matches at their home ground of Hampden Park.
Euro 2020: Wenger Snubs England, Predicts Country to win Tournament
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Euro 2020: Wenger Snubs England, Predicts Country to win Tournament

Former Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has predicted that France will go all the way and win this month’s European Championships. The Frenchman said Les Bleus are the “super favourite”, as the return of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema makes the attack an “even stronger” force. The reigning world champions play Wales and Bulgaria in friendlies ahead of the tournament, which starts June 11. France has been placed in the ‘group of death’ along with holders Portugal, Germany and Hungary. But Wenger is confident his fellow countrymen can progress into the knockout phase and go all the way. “France will be the super favourite of this tournament for many, many reasons,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS. “The main one of course is they just won the World Cup in a convincing way in Russia. Bu...
Alvarez called up by Mexico but USMNT still holds hope for allegiance switch
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Alvarez called up by Mexico but USMNT still holds hope for allegiance switch

The 18-year-old will not become officially tied to El Tri despite his participation in upcoming senior friendlies LA Galaxy rising star Efrain Alvarez has received a senior call from Mexico for two friendlies later this month amid a battle for his national team allegiance. The midfielder, who spent time training in USMNT camp in 2020, has been courted intensely by the North American rivals to set up a choice that could feel like "hell on and off the field". Alvarez, 18, might raise speculation about his long-term thinking by playing for El Tri in exhibitions against Costa Rica and Wales, but the USMNT still remains in the picture for him.
Onuachu Replaces Osimhen In Super Eagles’ Squad For Algeria, Tunisia Friendlies
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Onuachu Replaces Osimhen In Super Eagles’ Squad For Algeria, Tunisia Friendlies

Genk of Belgium Paul Onuachu has been handed a late call-up for Nigeria’s friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia. Onuachu will take the place of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen who has been excused from the games by the Nigeria Football Federation. ”� ❗️❗️@victorosimhen9 has been excused from @NGSuperEagles’ games against Algeria and Tunisia. His replacement is Paul Onuachu. #Team9jaStrong #SoarSuperEagles ,” reads a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation. Napoli stars Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas tested positive for Covid-19 following the side’s 6-0 win against Genoa last Sunday. The entire Napoli squad, including Osimhen will self-isolate for 14 days to guide against the spread of the virus. Onuachu last featured for the Super Eagles i...
NFF Releases Super Eagles List For Friendlies Against Tunisia & Ivory Coast
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NFF Releases Super Eagles List For Friendlies Against Tunisia & Ivory Coast

The NFF has released the list of Super Eagles players that have been invited for the friendlies against Tunisia and Ivory Coast. The Eagles play Ivory Coast on the 9th of October and then facr Tunisia four days later on the 13th. Both games will be played in Austria. Both games will be held in Austria for a few obvious reasons Here are the players. Goalkeepers Okoye Alampasu Yakubu Defenders Ekong Omeruo Balogun Ajayi Awaziem Sanusi Aina Collins Midfielders Etebo Ndidi Agu Onyeka Forwards Musa Simon Iwobi Kalu Osimhen Dessers Iheanacho Chukwueze Ejuke. Standby Onyekuru Maja Shehu Azeez Ebuehi
Sparta Rotterdam Confirm Okoye’s Invitation For Super Eagles October Friendlies
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Sparta Rotterdam Confirm Okoye’s Invitation For Super Eagles October Friendlies

Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam have revealed their goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has been included in Super Eagles’ squad for next month’s friendlies against Cote d’l voire and Tunisia. The Super Eagles will face the Elephants of Cote d’l voire on October 9 and later the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on October 13. Both games will take place at a yet to be named venue in Austria. Head coach of the three-time African champions Gernot Rohr is yet to release the list of players for the games. “Maduka Okoye has been included in Nigeria’s final squad. The Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper is simply international of the Supereagles. With Nigeria, he will compete against Ivory Coast (on October 9) and Tunisia (October 13). The matches will be played in Austria, reads a statement on the club’s website. ...
Arsenal Beat QPR 4-3 In First Of Multiple Planned Friendlies
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Arsenal Beat QPR 4-3 In First Of Multiple Planned Friendlies

Arsenal took on Queens Park Rangers in a behind-closed-doors friendlies on Tuesday. The game took place at London Colney and neither club showed a stream with Arsenal asking QPR not to show the game. Arsenal won the match 4-3 and the QPR site mentions that Arsenal put out a strong team but don’t detail who played for Mikel Arteta’s side, nor who scored. It is rumoured that Lacazette, Smith-Rowe, John-Jules and Aubameyang all scored for Arsenal. Miguel Azeez was believed to be with the squad. Arsenal initially went a goal down before firing back to make it 3-1. QPR made it 3-3 before Arsenal won the game.
Nigeria To Face Zimbabwe, Senegal In AFCON Warm Ups
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Nigeria To Face Zimbabwe, Senegal In AFCON Warm Ups

Nigeria will face Zimbabwe and Senegal in friendlies ahead of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation announced on Wednesday. The Super Eagles, runners up in the competition in 2018, will host the Warriors on 8 June in Asaba before facing the continent’s top side Senegal in Egypt, the tournament hosts, eight days later. “There cannot possibly be a better way to get into the AFCON spirit than playing the number one–ranked team in Africa just before the finals begin,” Amaju Melvin Pinnick said. Nigeria, three-time African champions, open their campaign against Burundi on 22 June and will also play Guinea and debutants Madagascar in the group stage.
AFCON: Nigeria To Play Ghana, Senegal In Friendlies
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AFCON: Nigeria To Play Ghana, Senegal In Friendlies

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed after the 2019 AFCON Group stage draw that Nigeria would play pre-tournament friendlies against Ghana and Senegal. “We have two friendlies against Ghana and Senegal, “Rohr revealed after the draw in Cairo. “Ghana in Nigeria and Senegal probablyone week before the tournament here in Egypt.” “It would be a great showpiece of football, but it is important for our players to avoid injuries as the season heads towards the end.” Nigeria’s Super Eagles have been drawn alongside Burundi, Madagascar, and Guinea in Group B of the tournament.
AWCON 2018: It’s Not Over For Super Falcons — Coach, Dennerby
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AWCON 2018: It’s Not Over For Super Falcons — Coach, Dennerby

SUPER Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby still reeling from Sunday’s 0-1 loss to South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in their group B opening game of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, said his team will fight back and put their tournament back on track. The Super Falcons must beat surprised team of the group Zambia on Wednesday, and then rescue all three points from wounded Equatorial Guinea in their final game to stand a chance of progressing from the group dubbed the “group of death”. “We have a very strong team, time is good for us, the more we are together the more we play together, everybody knows we didn’t have the best of friendlies but our aim is still there, which is to win the trophy and qualify for the World Cup,” said Dennerby Assistant captain Onome Ebi also expressed similar be...
Australia Line Up Kuwait For New Coach’s First Game
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Australia Line Up Kuwait For New Coach’s First Game

Australia Monday lined up a friendly against Kuwait in what will be the first game in charge for new Socceroos coach Graham Arnold. Australia senior football team They will meet Romeo Jozak’s side in Kuwait City on October 15 after a short training camp in the United Arab Emirates. Arnold took over after Bert van Marwijk’s temporary role in charge during the World Cup in Russia, where they failed to make it past the group stage for a third consecutive time. “During a recent training camp in Turkey we worked hard to add attacking layers to the strong defensive base the Socceroos had at this year’s World Cup,” Arnold said. “Next month’s camp in the UAE, which will conclude with our friendly against Kuwait, will provide us with the chance to develop our play further and put our n...

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