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‘The reports were very stressful’ – Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko reveals he wanted to quit football
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‘The reports were very stressful’ – Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko reveals he wanted to quit football

The teenage striker has opened up on his meteoric rise to fame at Westfalenstadion while outlining his goals for the new season Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko has revealed he wanted to quit football due to pressure after bursting onto the senior stage. Moukoko was drafted into Dortmund's first team as a 15-year-old in January 2020, having scored a staggering 88 goals in 141 games for the club at academy level. In November that year, the striker became the youngest player in Bundesliga history when making his debut one day after his 16th birthday and has since nailed down a role in the squad, but his rise to prominence hasn't all been plain sailing.
Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’
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Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’

  A Ghana Premier League defender has scored two deliberate own goals to stop a ‘match-fixing plot’. Hashmin Musah, Inter Allies central defender put the ball in his own net twice on purpose at the weekend. Musah’s team were 5-0 down to Ashanti Gold when the defender scored in the final 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute to make it 7-0. The pace, power and accuracy these strikes are hit with shows it wasn’t an accident. Musah didn’t hide at the end of the game and spoke to reporters about his decision. “After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked,” Musah told Kumasi FM per Goal. “I promised my coach that if he allows me to play from the bench, I will spoil the bet. And after the game, my team congratulated me. ...
Nigerian Midfielder, Obi Joins new club
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Nigerian Midfielder, Obi Joins new club

Nigeria midfielder, Joel Obi has finally joined newly-promoted Serie A club, Salernitana. Obi signed a one-year contract with Salernitana with the option of an extension on Wednesday. The 30-year-old joined Salernitana on a free transfer after the expiry of his three-year contract at Chievo in June, this year. He scored five goals in 31 Serie B games for Chievo last season. “The US Salernitana 1919 announces that it has reached an agreement with the ’91 class midfielder Joel Obi,” Salernitana’s statement read on Wednesday. “The player has signed an annual contract with the grenade club with automatic renewal upon the occurrence of certain sporting conditions.” Obi had also played for Inter Milan, Parma and Torino in the past. Reacting, Obi wrote on Instagram, “I wo...
2021 Ballon d’Or prize between Messi, Jorginho – Zola
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2021 Ballon d’Or prize between Messi, Jorginho – Zola

Former Italy midfielder, Gianfranco Zola, has said this year’s Ballon d’Or prize is between Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Chelsea’s Jorginho. Zola believes Jorginho would be a deserving winner of the award, despite Messi’s claims. Jorginho finished the 2020/2021 season as Chelsea’s top scorer in the Premier League with seven goals, albeit they all came from the penalty spot. He carried that form into Euro 2020, playing every game for Italy as they ultimately won the trophy. Messi named favourite to win Ballon d’Or Messi, who has won the Ballon d’Or six times already, finished as LaLiga’s top scorer with 38 goals and 12 assists across all competitions, before leading Argentina to glory in the Copa America. “Now we are talking about a fantastic player like [Lionel...
I’m praying for more goals- Iheanacho
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I’m praying for more goals- Iheanacho

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho says he aims to surpass his 19 goals haul of last season in the new campaign with Leicester City PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The 24-year-old Iheanacho was Leicester City’s top goalscorer last season his best ever season with the Foxes since he joined the club in 2017 from Manchester City. Speaking to LCFC TV on Monday, the Nigeria international hopes Leicester City records more wins to improve on last season’s finish. “I’m happy to be back. Pre-season is on, so you know what it means: running, running, running! Of course, it’s good to be back,” he said. “Now, we need to concentrate on the work that we have ahead. We just need to focus and get through the pre-season and focus on the new season. Of course, it’s good to be back with this special gr...
Ighalo Snubs Man Utd, names club that gave high point of his Career
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Ighalo Snubs Man Utd, names club that gave high point of his Career

  Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has picked his time in China with Changchun Yatai, as the high point of his career. Ighalo joined Yatai from Watford in a transfer worth around £20million. At the time, it was the biggest deal for the two clubs. During his two-and-a-half-year stint in China, the 32-year-old scored 46 goals in 72 appearances in the Chinese Super League and also won the Chinese FA Cup in 2019. “Well, I will say when I signed my deal with China. It was a good contract. And I was pleased with it. “I was bought from Watford to Changchun Yatai for £20 million and it was a huge transfer and the biggest transfer in the history of both clubs. “I went there and played for two years. I did so well with the team. I played about 50 or 52 games w...
It Might Fall for Leicester City this season – Iheanacho
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It Might Fall for Leicester City this season – Iheanacho

  Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has expressed his optimism that Leicester City will achieve their Premier League objectives in the new campaign. The Super Eagles star was in fine form in the 2020/21 season. Iheanacho scored 19 times for the former champions, as they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Champions League. “Obviously, I scored goals last season. “I think, this season, we really need to do more and focus on our games. I have a good feeling that this season, it might fall for us and we will get what we want. As I said before, we need to concentrate and focus on the games, one after the other and hopefully, we will get there in the end. “I pray for more goals, but most importantly, more wins and more points,” Iheanacho told the club’s o...
Iheanacho: I have a feeling this season it might fall for Leicester City
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Iheanacho: I have a feeling this season it might fall for Leicester City

The Nigeria international scored 19 goals for the Foxes in the concluded campaign Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho is optimistic Leicester City will achieve their Premier League objectives in the new campaign. The towering attacker was in a good form in the 2020/21 season and went on to score 19 goals for the Brendan Rodgers-led team. "Obviously, I scored goals last season," Iheanacho told the club's official portal on Monday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Slapped me for Kissing him – Van der Meyde
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Slapped me for Kissing him – Van der Meyde

Former Ajax winger, Andy van der Meyde, has revealed that AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, slapped him after he kissed the Swedish international. Van der Meyde and Ibrahimovic, 39, were team-mates from 2001 to 2003 at Ajax. The pair were big egos amongst a fiery dressing room which featured huge prospects like Rafael van der Vaart, and they were known to butt heads. “When we were at Ajax, I always sat next to Zlatan on the bus,” Van der Meyde told Dutch TV show VTBL. “Once when he was sleeping I got gay tendencies and just kissed him on the mouth. Seconds later, I got a couple of slaps.” Van der Meyde scored eleven goals and registered fourteen assists for Ajax in the 2002-03 Eredivisie season. The 41-year-old eventually joined Inter Milan but never and later nai...
Friendly: Osimhen scores four goals in 37 minutes as Napoli thrash Anaunia 12-0
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Friendly: Osimhen scores four goals in 37 minutes as Napoli thrash Anaunia 12-0

Super Eagles Striker, Victor Osimhen, scored four goals in Napoli’s first pre-season friendly under Luciano Spalletti, crushing local side Anaunia 12-0. He scored scored in eight, 20th, 35 and 37th minutes in the game. The new coach set his team out in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Matteo Politano, Eljif Elmas and Adam Ounas fanning out behind Osimhen. North Macedonia international Elmas got the first goal of the campaign, turning in the Ounas assist. Nigerian striker Osimhen then ran wild with four individual goals, joining with a Kostas Manolas header and Stanislav Lobotka strike to end the first half 7-0. The entire outfield 10 changed after the restart, but the goals continued to flow, with Gennaro Tutino, Amato Ciciretti, Zinedine Machach and Andrea Petagna finding the ...
Solskjaer Names Player to Leave Manchester United
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Solskjaer Names Player to Leave Manchester United

  Manchester United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the player who will leave the club this summer. According to Solskjaer, Facundo Pellistri will leave Man United on loan this summer ahead of the 2021/22 season. He said it would be in Pellistri’s ‘best interests’ if he spends another season out on loan. The Norwegian said this following Man United’s pre-season friendly 2-1 win against Derby County on Sunday. Goals from Tahith Chong and Pellistri gave Solskjaer’s side the win against Derby. “He [Pellistri] was bright when he came on [against Derby Count],” Solskjaer told MUTV. “I think he showed what he is because he’s a difficult player to play against. “One against one, he can go past people so very pleased with him. “I can see a loan deal for h...
Balogun on target as Rangers hold Arsenal in pre-season friendly
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Balogun on target as Rangers hold Arsenal in pre-season friendly

The Super Eagles centre-back was among the goals at Ibrox Stadium as both teams struggled to score the winning goal Leon Balogun scored the opening goal in Saturday’s pre-season friendly match as Rangers settled for a 2-2 draw against Arsenal. Balogun placed his header past Arthur Okonkwo to break the deadlock in the 14th minute, following a corner-kick by James Tavernier. The lead did not last long as new Arsenal signing Nuno Tavares drew the teams level with his effort in the 23rd minute.
Chelsea set to bring Federico Chiesa to Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea set to bring Federico Chiesa to Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea are set to bring Federico Chiesa from Juventus this summer. The Blues have already approached Juventus in a bid to sign Chiesa ahead of next season. According to BILD’s football chief Christian Falk, Chelsea have asked Juventus for the Italy international and placed £85.1million (€100million) as a basis for negotiation. The report added that the Serie A giants have declined talks altogether, with Chiesa seemingly not for sale. Chelsea are now expected to increase their offer in order to tempt Juventus to sell the 23-year-old forward. Chiesa was impressive for Italy during the Euro 2020 this summer. He scored two goals in Italy’s triumphant Euro 2020 run this summer.
UEFA Announces Euro 2020 team of the tournament, excludes Ronaldo [Full list]
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UEFA Announces Euro 2020 team of the tournament, excludes Ronaldo [Full list]

UEFA on Tuesday announced the Euro 2020 team of the tournament with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the biggest omission despite emerging highest goal scorer with five goals. The Euro 2020 ended on Sunday night with Italy beating England 3-2 on penalties in the final at Wembley Stadium. Manchester United’s Luke Shaw and Juventus’s Leonardo Bonucci scored for England and Italy respectively to make it 1-1 after 120 minutes. Below is UEFA’s Euro 2020 team; Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy) Defenders: Kyle Walker (England) Leonardo Bonucci (Italy) Harry Maguire (England) Leonardo Spinazzola (Italy) Midfielders: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark) Jorginho (Italy) Pedri (Spain) Forwards: Federico Chiesa (Italy) Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) Raheem Sterling...
Ronaldo wins Euro 2020 Golden Boot on tie-breaker over Schick
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Ronaldo wins Euro 2020 Golden Boot on tie-breaker over Schick

The Portugal forward scored five goals in just four tournament matches Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Euro 2020 Golden Boot as no one on England or Italy duty managed to surpass his tally in the final on Sunday. The Portugal forward tallied five goals in the competition - the same as Czech Republic attacker Patrik Schick - and won via the tie-breaker of assists. Three of his goals came from the penalty spot, while the other two came from open play against Hungary and Germany. Despite Ronaldo's output, Portugal were eliminated in the last 16 through a 1-0 loss to Belgium.
England vs Italy: Mancini warns Italy players about Sterling
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England vs Italy: Mancini warns Italy players about Sterling

  Italy coach, Roberto Mancini, has warned his players to be wary of the threat of England winger, Raheem Sterling, when both teams clash in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium. Manchester City star, Sterling has been outstanding for England so far at the competition, scoring three goals so far. He is one goal ahead of captain Harry Kane. But Mancini has now warned his team to be careful of Sterling because of his pace. “England are a good side because they have a lot of good players on the bench, but if we have made it this far, it also means we are a good team,” Mancini said at this pre-match press conference. “Sterling is a footballer that’s come on leaps and bounds and he’s very pacey indeed, so we need to be careful of him. “Besides him, I’m not sure...
Copa America: Messi played against Colombia, Brazil with hamstring injury – Argentina coach, Scaloni reveals
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Copa America: Messi played against Colombia, Brazil with hamstring injury – Argentina coach, Scaloni reveals

Argentina coach, Lionel Scaloni has revealed that captain Lionel Messi played against Colombia and Brazil in Copa America with a hamstring injury. According to Scaloni, Messi sustained the injury during Argentina’s Copa America 3-0 win against Ecuador in the quarter-final last week. Recall that Argentina defeated Colombia on penalties in the Copa America semi-final last Wednesday. Argentina also defeated Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final on Saturday, thanks to Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal. “Messi has been playing with a hamstring injury against Colombia and Brazil, after getting a knock against Ecuador,” Scaloni said at his post-match press conference. He added, “It’s a great title, especially for our people. The fans support the team unconditionally. I think they...
Copa America final: Neymar slams Brazilians supporting Messi, Argentina to win
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Copa America final: Neymar slams Brazilians supporting Messi, Argentina to win

Neymar has hit out at Brazilians who are supporting Argentina to win the Copa America final on Sunday at the Maracana, because they support Lionel Messi. Brazil became the host of this year’s Copa, after CONMEBOL confirmed Argentina and Colombia would no longer stage the event. SporTV journalist, Fabiola Andrade, is among those who have publicly come out to support Argentina in the final. Andrade explained her controversial decision on Instagram, stating that “I love Brazil, Brazilian football…I have several Argentine friends. But I’m not going to root for Argentina in the Copa America final because of them, no,” adding that Messi “needs to win a title with his country’s shirt! For justice!” But Neymar posted on Instagram: “I am ‘Brazilian with a lot of pride and with a lot...
Euro 2020: England captain, Harry Kane hints on winning Golden Boot
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Euro 2020: England captain, Harry Kane hints on winning Golden Boot

  England captain, Harry Kane, has said that winning the Euro 2020 Golden Boot would be a bonus for him. Kane said this after scoring the winning goal in England’s 2-1 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night. The Striker currently has four goals at the tournament, with a goal behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick. Kane needs to score two goals to secure the Golden Boot when England face Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday. “Golden Boots are a bonus and if I get it, it means I have scored one or two in the final, which gives us a great chance to win the trophy,” Kane said at his post-match press conference. “You want to help your team and scoring goals does that. We go into Sunday with loads of confidence.”...
Euro 2020: Jurgen Klinsmann names country to win title
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Euro 2020: Jurgen Klinsmann names country to win title

Former Germany striker, Jurgen Klinsmann, has named England as the ‘favourites’ country to win Euro 2020. Klinsmann said this ahead of England’s Euro 2020 semi-final tie against Denmark on Wednesday night. According to him, England has a very good defence and scoring power. The Three Lions head to the game after eliminating Ukraine from the European Championship last weekend. Speaking to Goal, Klinsmann said: “For me, England were favourites for the title right from the start. “They have a very good defence and the mix is right, and upfront, they have that scoring power and greed to score goals.”
Aiteo Cup: Kano Pillars outsmart, knock out Smart City in Lokoja
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Aiteo Cup: Kano Pillars outsmart, knock out Smart City in Lokoja

  Kano Pillars on Wednesday eliminated Smart City FC from the 2021 Aiteo Cup after emerging 4-2 winners to move to the next round of the competition. The game, which was played at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium, saw Kano Pillars leading two goals in the first half. The Kano-based club added another goal in the early stage of the second half through a wonderful volley. Smart City came back into the game to reduce the goal deficit by scoring two quick goals. The Aiteo Cup defending champions sealed their victory two minutes from time through a counter-attack after wasteful Smart City failed to convert their chances to level the game. Speaking shortly after the game, the Technical Adviser of Kano Pillars, Ibrahim Musa, praised his players for their resilience in beat...
Galatasaray Step Up Bid For Onyekuru
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Galatasaray Step Up Bid For Onyekuru

Turkish Super Lig giants Galatasaray are ready to step up their bid to sign Nigeria winger Henry Onyekuru on a permanent deal from Monaco. Onyekuru spent the second half of last season on loan at Galatasaray. It was the 23-year-old’s third loan stints with the Fathi Terim’s side. The former Everton player has registered 22 goals and recorded 12 assists in 71 appearances for the club. According to reports emanating from Turkey, Galatasaray are now ready to accelerate the transfer process for Onyekuru as well as Benfica’s Gedson Fernandes. He has been the subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks with rival Turkish clubs Besiktas and Fenerbahce also interested to have the Super Eagles winger in their ranks. The interests from the rival clubs have now galvanised Ga...
Arsene Wenger names country to reach Euro 2020 finals
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Arsene Wenger names country to reach Euro 2020 finals

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has backed England to reach the Euro 2020 final. Wenger said this following England’s Euro 2020 quarter-final 4-0 victory against Ukraine over the weekend. England will play Denmark in the European championship semi-final on Wednesday. “It was the perfect night for English football, a perfect night for England,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS. “They didn’t concede a goal, they qualified easily and they could rest important players. “Ukraine conceded three poor goals and the second goal killed the game. It became an easy game for England but they did it well and what was important for them tonight is that they didn’t concede a goal. “That will be an important quality to go to the final and win it. They look more stable, defensiv...
Denmark Edge into the Semi-finals
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Denmark Edge into the Semi-finals

Denmark's emotionally charged journey at Euro 2020 will continue into the semi-finals after a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Baku. First-half goals from Thomas Delaney (5) and Kasper Dolberg (42) put Kasper Hjulmand's side in command and while Patrik Schick (49) pulled one goal back there was no late equaliser. The result sets up a Wembley date with England or Ukraine for a Denmark team that lost their first two matches but have now scored 10 times in winning their last three. How Denmark won it The breakthrough came in the fifth minute when Jens Stryger Larsen's outswinging corner from the right found Delaney unmarked in the middle of the penalty box. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder did not even have to jump as he calmly directed the header beyond the right hand of goa...
‘I loved every moment’ – Moses sends message to Chelsea after completing Spartak Moscow move
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‘I loved every moment’ – Moses sends message to Chelsea after completing Spartak Moscow move

The former Super Eagles star completed a permanent switch to Spartak Moscow on Friday after impressing on loan last season Victor Moses has penned an emotional message to Chelsea after completing a permanent move to Russian Premier League club Spartak Moscow. The 30-year-old penned a two-year contract with the People's Team on Friday after the club triggered a clause that allows them to sign him permanently following their qualification for next season's Champions League. Last term, the former Liverpool midfielder helped Spartak Moscow finish second in the Russian top-flight with his contribution of four goals and two assists in 19 league matches.
Chelsea announces Victor Moses’ departure
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Chelsea announces Victor Moses’ departure

Victor Moses left Chelsea to complete a permanent move to Russian club Spartak Moscow on Friday. Moses made 20 appearances for Spartak during his loan spell last season. “Victor Moses has today completed a permanent transfer to Spartak Moscow. The move brings to an end to the Wideman’s nine-year Chelsea career,” a statement on Chelsea’s website said. The 30-year-old spent nine years with the Blues but struggled to break into the team in recent seasons. After joining Chelsea in 2012 from Wigan, Moses finished with 128 appearances for the Blues. He scored 18 goals and won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Europa League. As well as Spartak, Moses had loan spells at Liverpool, Stoke, West Ham, Fenerbahce and Inter Milan during his time with Chelsea.
‘That hurts’ – Neuer says Germany ‘owe’ Low more after England defeat ends Euro 2020 swansong
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‘That hurts’ – Neuer says Germany ‘owe’ Low more after England defeat ends Euro 2020 swansong

The outgoing 61-year-old saw his tenure conclude with something of a frustrated whimper, with his captain adding that his manager deserved more Manuel Neuer says that Germany 'owe' more to outgoing coach Joachim Low than their last-16 exit to England at Euro 2020, as the latter's decade-and-a-half reign came to a spluttering end at Wembley Stadium. The World Cup-winning coach's lengthy tenure in charge of the national team concluded with something of a frustrated whimper as goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane ensured the hosts progressed to the quarter-finals in north west London. It means there will be no final brush with triumph for Low, who has been at the helm since succeeding Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006, and speaking after the full-time whistle, his captain admitted that his...
England end 55 Years of hurt to Knock Out Germany
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England end 55 Years of hurt to Knock Out Germany

After 55 years of hurt, England finally beat Germany again, with Raheem Sterling - their Euro 2020 hero - and Harry Kane sending them into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over their great rivals. Sterling scored both England goals in the group phase and began and finished their slick second-half move to light up a previously tense, stodgy game and send the majority of the 45,000 fans inside Wembley wild with delight. Thomas Muller had a wonderful chance to level it up but when he shot wide, Kane put England in full control, shrugging off a difficult campaign so far, and a first half in which he was starved of the ball, to head in Jack Grealish's cross. Germany had gone seven games unbeaten at Wembley, not losing a competitive fixture at England's national stadium since the 1...
I’m on Same Level as Lewandowski, Benzema, others – Lukaku
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I’m on Same Level as Lewandowski, Benzema, others – Lukaku

Belgium striker, Romelu Lukaku, has insisted that he is on the same level as Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Atletico Madrid’s Luis Suarez and Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Lukaku said this ahead of Belgium’s Euro 2020 round of 16 tie against Portugal on Sunday night. The Inter Milan forward believes he should be recognised as one of the best strikers in the world. Lukaku has so far scored 63 goals in 96 games for Belgium. “People have tended to describe things this way,” Lukakau said at his pre-match press conference. “When they talk about [Robert] Lewandowski, [Karim] Benzema, [Luis] Suarez, [Harry] Kane, they would say it’s world class level and with me it is always about being in good form. “In the last two years I think I have shown it’s ...
‘Dumfries can deal with it’ – Netherlands’ Euro 2020 star backed by De Boer to handle rumours amid Bayern & Real Madrid links
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‘Dumfries can deal with it’ – Netherlands’ Euro 2020 star backed by De Boer to handle rumours amid Bayern & Real Madrid links

The buccaneering full-back has been catching the eye on international duty, with PSV bracing themselves for bids Netherlands coach Frank de Boer has no concerns regarding Denzel Dumfries' focus at Euro 2020, with the highly-rated PSV full-back being backed to "deal with" rumours of interest from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. A talented Dutch squad have caught the eye on European Championship duty, taking maximum points from the group stage, and have hot prospects drawing admiring glances from across Europe. Buccaneering right-back Dumfries forms part of that group, with two goals scored at a major international tournament, but De Boer is confident that transfer speculation will not become a distraction for the 25-year-old defender.
Lukaku backed to succeed Lewandowski at Bayern by former Belgium striker Mpenza
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Lukaku backed to succeed Lewandowski at Bayern by former Belgium striker Mpenza

The Belgian striker had a fantastic season at Inter and is in fine form at Euro 2020 Former Belgium striker Emile Mpenza has tipped Romelu Lukaku to succeed Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich. The 28-year-old has excelled at Inter, scoring 64 goals in just 95 matches since joining the Serie A side from Manchester United in 2019. The forward has a similar record for the national team, having struck 63 times in 96 caps for the Rode Duivels, including three at Euro 2020.
BREAKING: UEFA Scraps away goals in Champions League, Europa League
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BREAKING: UEFA Scraps away goals in Champions League, Europa League

  UEFA’s Executive Committee has finally scrapped the away goals rule. The away goals rule will be removed from all UEFA club competitions in the 2021/2022 season. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. This means fixtures in which the two teams score the same number of goals over the two legs will now have two 15-minute periods of extra time, and, if required, penalty kicks. The statement read in part: “The away goals rule has been an intrinsic part of UEFA competitions since it was introduced in 1965. However, the question of its abolition has been debated at various UEFA meetings over the last few years. “Although there was no unanimity of views, many coaches, fans and other football stakeholders have questioned its fairne...
Euro 2020: Highest Goal Scorers after Group Stages [Top 11]
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Euro 2020: Highest Goal Scorers after Group Stages [Top 11]

  Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, is now out on his own as the top scorer at the European Championship. Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot, as they drew 2-2 with France in their final group game on Wednesday night. It took his tally to five goals in three matches. Patrik Schick, Emil Forsberg, Romelu Lukaku, Giorgino Wijnaldum and Robert Lewandowski all have two goals apiece. Europa League highest goal scorers this season revealed [See top 19] EURO 2020 TOP SCORERS: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 5 goals Patrik Schick (Czech Republic) – 3 goals Emil Forsberg (Sweden) – 3 goals Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) – 3 goals Giorgino Wijnaldum (Netherlands) – 3 goals Robert Lewandowski (Poland) – 3 goals Memphis Depay (Netherlands) – 2 goals ...
Euro 2020: Iran’s legend, Ali Dael reacts as Cristiano Ronaldo equals his goal record
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Euro 2020: Iran’s legend, Ali Dael reacts as Cristiano Ronaldo equals his goal record

  Iran’s legendary striker, Ali Daei has sent a message to Portugal superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo after the Juventus man equalled the record for most international goals in men’s football. Ronaldo scored twice from the spot to help Portugal draw 2-2 with France and qualified for the next round of the Euro 2020 on Wednesday. He is currently leading the goalscorers’ chat for the championship on five goals in three matches. Ronaldo is now the joint highest men’s international scorer with 109 goals and has received a message of congratulations from Ali Daei, whose record he equalled. Ronaldo now has the chance to break that record in Portugal’s last-16 clash against Belgium on Sunday evening. Daei, who scored 109 goals in 149 games for Iran, praised Ronaldo for his ac...
Warren Buffett resigns from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Warren Buffett resigns from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The announcement comes weeks after Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage but would continue to jointly run the foundation. The foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in the world. Gates was formerly the world’s richest person and his fortune is estimated at well over $100 billion. “For years I have been a trustee – an inactive trustee at that – of only one recipient of my funds, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMG). I am now resigning from that post, just as I have done at all corporate boards other than Berkshire’s,” Buffett said in a prepared statement Wednesday. “The CEO of BMG is Mark Suzman, an outstanding recent selection who has my full support. My goals are 100% in sync with those of the foundation,...
Mbappe to Leave PSG for new Club
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Mbappe to Leave PSG for new Club

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward, Kylian Mbappe, is set to leave the club after losing faith in the project in Paris, RMC Sport reports. The France international wants to leave PSG as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract with the Paris club. The 22-year-old has lost belief in the project of PSG sporting director, Leonardo, and will depart the club on a free transfer next summer if he doesn’t go sooner. Mbappe scored 42 goals in 47 games in all competitions for PSG last season, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men surrendered the French Ligue 1 title to Lille. PSG were also knocked out by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals. Meanwhile, Mbappe has drawn the interest of Real Madrid and Liverpool in the past. Speaking on Mbappe’s future, PSG presi...
Chelsea to add Loftus-Cheek to Hakimi offer
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Chelsea to add Loftus-Cheek to Hakimi offer

Chelsea are willing to add Ruben Loftus-Cheek to their offer to sign Inter Milan wing-back Achraf Hakimi, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The Blues are keen on signing the Morocco international who played a crucial role in Inter's Serie A triumph with a contribution of seven goals and eight assists. Goal understands that Chelsea are also ready to include Marcos Alonso and Davide Zappacosta in an effort to reach an agreement with the Nerazzurri.
Euro 2020: All countries that have qualified for knockout stage so far
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Euro 2020: All countries that have qualified for knockout stage so far

  A total of three countries have qualified for the knockout stage of the ongoing Euro 2020. The countries are Italy, Belgium and Netherlands. Italy became the first country to book their place in the Round of 16 following their 3-0 win over Switzerland on Wednesday night. Roberto Mancini’s side came into the game top of Group A, after they beat Turkey 3-0 in their first game. Belgium defeated Denmark 2-1 on Thursday to top Group B, thanks to goals from Thorgan Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne. Netherlands won 2-0 against Austria on Thursday night to top Group C with six points. Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries scored the goals for Netherlands. Meanwhile, England will tackle Scotland on Friday night, while Croatia will face Czech Republic in the other Group D fi...
Zidane reacts as Sergio Ramos officially leaves Real Madrid
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Zidane reacts as Sergio Ramos officially leaves Real Madrid

  Former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has reacted to the departure of captain Sergio Ramos from Los Blancos. Ramos, 35, officially leaves Real Madrid on Thursday after spending 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu. The veteran Spanish centre-back won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. Reacting, Zidane thanked Ramos for the time they spent together at Real Madrid, describing him as a great captain in the club’s history. In a post via his Instagram account, Zidane said, “It was a great pleasure and honour to have you as a teammate and a player. A great captain in our history. Thanks so much for everything.” Ramos featured 671 times for Real Madrid and scored 101 goals.
Netherlands Cruise Past Austria and into Last 16
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Netherlands Cruise Past Austria and into Last 16

Goals in each half from Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries saw Netherlands cruise past Austria 2-0 in Amsterdam to book their place in the last 16 of Euro 2020 as Group C winners. The hosts took an early lead from a penalty, given after the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee who spotted that Austria captain David Alaba had caught Dumfries in the box, with Depay converting from the spot. And it was Dumfries who doubled the Dutch lead midway through the second half with a simple close-range finish after the visitors' offside trap malfunctioned badly, the PSV Eindhoven right-back's second goal of the tournament. As a result, Frank de Boer's side have joined both Italy and Belgium in the knockout phase having won Group C with a match to spare, while Austria c...
Manchester City announce signing of Jamaica international Khadija Shaw on a three-year deal
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Manchester City announce signing of Jamaica international Khadija Shaw on a three-year deal

The forward arrives from Bordeaux after scoring 22 goals in 20 league games in France last season Manchester City have announced the signing of Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw from Bordeaux, subject to work visa and international clearance. Goal reported in April that a deal was close and the Jamaica international has now signed a three-year contract with the club. The 24-year-old is one of the most exciting forwards on the planet, finishing as the top-scorer in France last season after bagging 22 goals in just 20 games.
Man Utd & Chelsea-linked Haaland won’t stay in ‘comfort zone’
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Man Utd & Chelsea-linked Haaland won’t stay in ‘comfort zone’

The Norwegian striker will not be rushing into any move, as he waits on the right opportunity, but he has big targets to chase down Erling Haaland is being closely monitored by leading sides across Europe, with Chelsea and Manchester United among his many suitors, and the Norwegian striker admits that he will always look to leave any "comfort zone". There is no indication that a spell at Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund has become that for the talented 20-year-old, with there still plenty for him to achive there after hitting 57 goals through 59 appearances. He is prepared to wait for the right opportunity to come along, having carefully managed his career path to this point, but hope has been offered to those pursuing his signature in an admission that new challenges will always...
Ramsey, Roberts put Wales on verge of knockout stages
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Ramsey, Roberts put Wales on verge of knockout stages

Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts gave Wales a 2-0 win over Turkey in Baku to put them on the verge of a Euro 2020 last-16 spot. Ramsey, who had already missed two excellent chances to score, chested down and slotted home Bale's sumptuous 20-yard diagonal ball to set Wales on the way to their first win of the tournament three minutes before half-time. Bale would later win a penalty for a foul by Zeki Celik but would blaze the spot-kick over the bar, leaving Wales a nervous ending to the game until Roberts turned home Bale's run from a short corner in the final seconds of second-half injury time to leave Wales' fans in tears and their country on the brink of reaching the knock-out stages. By adding a victory to their point earned against Switzerland on Saturday, Robert...
More records for relentless Ronaldo! Portugal’s late show leaves Hungary heartbroken in Budapest
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More records for relentless Ronaldo! Portugal’s late show leaves Hungary heartbroken in Budapest

The Juventus forward became the European Championship's all-time leading scorer with a couple of goals in a surprisingly hard-fought 3-0 win Hungary 0-3 Portugal: Match Statistics There may only have been five minutes gone, but because of the look on Cristiano Ronaldo’s face as Diogo Jota took a shot instead of passing to him, it was tempting to think that it wasn’t going to be the Portugal captain's night. The Liverpool forward stung the hands of Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi with a decent effort from the edge of the area, but Ronaldo had wanted the ball and he made his team-mate aware of his disgust in no uncertain terms.
Achraf Hakimi Takes Final Decision on Joining Chelsea
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Achraf Hakimi Takes Final Decision on Joining Chelsea

Inter Milan right wing-back, Achraf Hakimi, has ruled out any possibility of leaving the club for Chelsea this summer. According to the Express, Hakimi would instead prefer to seal a move to Paris Saint-Germain ahead of Chelsea this summer. The 22-year-old is keen to work with PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, in turn snubbing a move to Chelsea. Hakimi had drawn the interest of Chelsea in the past few days. He scored seven goals and registered eight assists for Inter Milan last season. The Morocco international joined Inter Milan from Real Madrid last year. Inter Milan are expected to demand around £66million in order to sell Hakimi.
Cristiano Ronaldo Should Leave Italy, so I can have Peace – Mourinho
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Cristiano Ronaldo Should Leave Italy, so I can have Peace – Mourinho

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has joked that he wants Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Italy, so he can have peace. Mourinho will be coaching in Serie A next season, following his sack at Tottenham Hotspur in April. He will replace Paulo Fonseca at Roma and is likely to come up against his compatriot Ronaldo in Serie A. Both men have worked together at Real Madrid and Mourinho is very aware of the threat Ronaldo carries. “He should leave Italy now and leave me in peace!” Mourinho joked in an interview with talkSPORT. “Everybody says, and I say the same, he is not 25 any more. He is 36 and he doesn’t score 50 goals, but how many did he score? The record is [still] incredible, the numbers speak by themselves.” Ronaldo turns 37 next season, but scored 29 times in Serie A last s...
Italy Make Perfect Euro 2020 Start with Turkey win
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Italy Make Perfect Euro 2020 Start with Turkey win

Italy kicked off Euro 2020 in style with a dominant 3-0 win over Turkey as Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne both scored in the Group A opener. Roberto Mancini's side put on an emphatic showing after Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli had opened the tournament singing Italia '90 anthem Nessun Dorma on the pitch pre-match. Turkey managed to frustrate their opponents for 45 minutes but faltered badly after the break as Merih Demiral put through on his net (53) following a tasty Domenico Berardi cross. That opened the game up which suited Italy's aggressive and attack-minded style as Immobile (66) and Insigne (79) added further weight to Italy's margin of victory. It was the first time in 39 European Championship matches that Italy had scored more than two goals in a game. ...
Liverpool star Mane meets Senegal President Macky Sall after international duty
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Liverpool star Mane meets Senegal President Macky Sall after international duty

The 29-year-old returned to Dakar after his international assignment and he was received by the country's leader at the Palace of the Republic Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was hosted by Senegal President Macky Sall on Thursday after helping the country to back-to-back victories during the international break. Mane was part of the Teranga Lions’ squad that defeated Zambia and Cape Verde on Saturday and Tuesday, respectively, and he scored a goal in each encounter. The Liverpool star is the second-highest scoring player in the national team colours alongside former Marseille striker Mamadou Niang with 23 goals and he trails the all-time top scorer Henri Camara by eight goals.
Manchester United reportedly agree personal terms with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho until 2026
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Manchester United reportedly agree personal terms with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho until 2026

Manchester United have reportedly agreed personal terms with Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho over a move to Old Trafford this summer. The Red Devils have been long-term admirers of the England International and even failed to sign him in 2020. Dortmund are understood to have lowered their asking price since then, prompting Man United to begin discussions again, and they have now reportedly come to an agreement on personal terms. Transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano claims that the two parties have come to terms on a five-year contract which would keep Sancho at Old Trafford until 2026. However, talks between the two clubs must still be completed before a deal is finalised, with Dortmund thought to be holding out for a €95m (£82m) fee for Sancho. The 21-year-old is under...
Ballon d’Or 2021: Didier Deschamps Names Player to win Award
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Didier Deschamps Names Player to win Award

France manager, Didier Deschamps has backed Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante to win the Ballon d’Or this year. Deschamps believes Kante deserves to win the Ballon d’Or following his excellent performances for Chelsea this season. Recall that the Ballon d’ Or was not handed out in 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Kante produced a spectacular display as he helped Chelsea to claim a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League final last month. “N’Golo, he doesn’t have the record of a striker. He can score a few goals, but because of what he does, everyone must have watched his last games, especially the Champions League final, N’Golo is also a driving force,” Deschamps told a press conference ahead of Euro 2020. “The Ballon d’Or? He deserve...

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