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Neymar ruled out of PSG clash with RB Leipzig after picking up injury on international duty with Brazil
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Neymar ruled out of PSG clash with RB Leipzig after picking up injury on international duty with Brazil

The attacker is set to spend the next few days on the side-lines as he continues his recovery Neymar has been ruled out of Paris Saint Germain's clash with RB Leipzig after picking up an injury while away on international duty with Brazil. PSG had to make do without Neymar in their last Ligue 1 outing against Angers on Friday, which fell on the same day he was in World Cup qualifying action for his country against Uruguay. Supporters hoped to see him return in time for the Champions League group stage encounter against Leipzig on Tuesday night, but the French giants have revealed he has returned to Parc des Princes nursing a minor knock.  
Bournemouth and Wales star, David Brooks diagnosed with cancer
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Bournemouth and Wales star, David Brooks diagnosed with cancer

Bournemouth midfielder, David Brooks has been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma. The 24-year-old Wales international left international duty last week for medical examination. it has now been confirmed that he has Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma, an uncommon form of cancer. Brooks, who has registered 21 caps for his country since his debut in 2017, will undergo treatment next week after an initial positive prognosis. He said in a message on the club's website: 'This is a very difficult message for me to write. 'I have been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin a course of treatment next week. 'Although this has come as a shock to myself and my family, the prognosis is a positive one and I am confident that I will make a full recovery and be back playing ...
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Ghana captain Andre Ayew talks up Partey and Kudus return for Zimbabwe clash
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Ghana captain Andre Ayew talks up Partey and Kudus return for Zimbabwe clash

The Al Sadd attacker looks ahead to Saturday’s encounter with the Warriors on the Road to Qatar Ghana skipper Andre Ayew is delighted by the return of Arsenal star Thomas Partey and Ajax sensation Mohammed Kudus for international duty ahead of Saturday’s clash with Zimbabwe in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The two players are back in the Black Stars squad after missing September’s games against Ethiopia and South Africa due to injury. Ghana are set to host Zimbabwe in a Group G matchday three fixture in Cape Coast on Saturday.  
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva will not be able to play against Brentford on October 16 upon his return from international duty with Brazil national team. Chelsea will tackle Brentford in an away Premier League clash after the international break, but Silva won’t feature in that derby clash after heading to South America for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The last game of that triple-header, Brazil’s home clash with Uruguay in Manaus, is not scheduled to kick-off until 01:30 am BST on Friday. Providing an update on Silva, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying: “He will go and then he will play for Brazil and then he will come back on the matchday versus Brentford. “This is the life of in...
South American players cleared to play for English clubs
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South American players cleared to play for English clubs

England-based South American players will be able to line up for their clubs this weekend after their countries dropped complaints about their failure to report for international duty, FIFA said on Saturday. Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City as well as Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Leeds refused to release players for World Cup qualifiers over the past week due to the coronavirus isolation period required on their return to Britain. All of the South American qualifiers were played in countries on the British government’s red Covid-19 travel list, meaning travellers returning from those countries have to quarantine for 10 days. Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Paraguay had invoked a FIFA rule which would have barred the players for five days, but football’s...
Brazil vs Premier League Row: Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp furiously defends club’s refusal to release Brazil players to play for their countries
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Brazil vs Premier League Row: Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp furiously defends club’s refusal to release Brazil players to play for their countries

Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp has come out to explain why the club refused to let their Brazilian players travel to Brazil last week to represent their countries . Brazil on Wednesday, September 8, announced they had instructed FIFA to ban their players from playing in their league's after premier league club's made the decision not to release the players for international duty with Brazil citing covid-19 concerns. Liverpool players, Alisson Becker and Fabinho might not play for Liverpool against Leeds on Sunday, September 12, following the FIFA ruling but Klopp has now come out to defend the decision not to release the players for international duty with Brazil. Klopp is still in the dark over the availability of his stars ahead of the trip to Elland Road but feels the cl...
Tottenham given injury scare as Son ruled out of South Korea’s latest World Cup qualifier
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Tottenham given injury scare as Son ruled out of South Korea’s latest World Cup qualifier

The forward picked up a knock in training while away on international duty and will play no part in his country's clash with Lebanon Tottenham have been given an untimely injury scare after seeing Son Heung-min ruled out of South Korea's latest World Cup qualifier. Son was included in South Korea's squad for the first international break of the new season and played the full 90 minutes of their 0-0 draw with Iraq last week. The experienced forward was also due to line up against Lebanon in his country's next Group A qualifying fixture, but he picked up a knock in training on Monday that will prevent him from featuring.
Injured Mbappe withdrawn from France duty following calf complaint
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Injured Mbappe withdrawn from France duty following calf complaint

The PSG forward will not be available for his nation in their next World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine and Finland France and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is heading home after sustaining an injury while on international duty, the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed on Thursday. The striker played almost all of his nation's 1-1 draw with Bosnia & Herzegovina before being taken off in injury time. But subsequent examinations revealed he had suffered a calf problem and will not be available for Les Bleus' next World Cup qualifiers.  
‘I won’t leave Real Madrid as a failure’ – Hazard determined to show he’s ‘made for’ the Blancos in 2021-22
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‘I won’t leave Real Madrid as a failure’ – Hazard determined to show he’s ‘made for’ the Blancos in 2021-22

The Belgian winger is looking forward to playing in front of supporters at Santiago Bernabeu after a "difficult" first two years in Spain Eden Hazard has insisted that he won't leave Real Madrid "as a failure" and says he's determined to show that he's "made for" the Blancos in 2021-22. Much was expected of Hazard when he arrived at Santiago Bernabeu from Chelsea for a club-record fee of €100 million (£86m/$121m) in June 2019. Unfortunately, the 30-year-old has been unable to live up to that price tag due to a string of niggling injuries, and he has now opened up on his frustrations while away on international duty with Belgium at the European Championships.
Arsenal Misses out on Emiliano Buendia as Aston Villa agree club-record transfer fee of £40m for the Argentine Midfielder
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Arsenal Misses out on Emiliano Buendia as Aston Villa agree club-record transfer fee of £40m for the Argentine Midfielder

Aston Villa have announced they have reached a £40million agreement to sign Norwich star Emiliano Buendia, handing Arsenal a huge transfer blow after they also showed interest to also sign him. The 24-year-old midfielder is currently on international duty with Argentina and is set to have his medical before completing his move to Villa on Tuesday after a World Cup qualifying game against Colombia. Villa confirmed the agreement on Monday morning, adding the transfer for Buendia will be completed after Argentina play Colombia on Tuesday evening. The fee Villa will pay could rise to nearly £40m with bonus add-ons. Buendia was named Championship player of the season for 2020-21 following Norwich's promotion to Premier League. He scored 15 goals and registered 17 assist...
Footballer, Arturo Vidal Hospitalised with Severe Tonsillitis and COVID-19 Just Days after being Vaccinated
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Footballer, Arturo Vidal Hospitalised with Severe Tonsillitis and COVID-19 Just Days after being Vaccinated

Inter Milan midfielder, Arturo Vidal has been hospitalised for severe tonsillitis and Covid-19 after testing positive while on international duty with Chile. The 34-year-old, who was vaccinated against the virus on Friday, has been isolated from his Chile team-mates for 72 hours after initially being taken into hospital with the throat infection. The national team confirmed he had later tested positive for coronavirus but that no other players in the squad had been infected. "The medical team of the Chilean national team emphasizes that at the request of the player Arturo Vidal, it is announced that he has been diagnosed positive for Covid," the national team said on its official website. The midfielder will now miss Chile's World Cup qualifier with Argentina on Thursday. ...
Liverpool Striker, Taiwo Awoniyi Granted UK Work Permit
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Liverpool Striker, Taiwo Awoniyi Granted UK Work Permit

  Liverpool striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has been granted a UK work permit ahead of the 2021/2022 season, Goal reports. However, the Nigerian may be on his way out of Anfield, with the Reds receiving offers from at least, seven clubs. Awoniyi signed for Liverpool in 2015, but has spent the past six years on loan, because of his failure to obtain a work permit. He has spent this current campaign with Union Berlin in the Bundesliga. This week, Awoniyi was finally granted a UK work permit and will now be eligible to play in the Premier League. Liverpool plan to involve him in the first part of their pre-season schedule, enabling him to finally train with Jurgen Klopp’s senior group and perhaps feature in some friendly fixtures while a host of first-team players who are a...
Zidane confirms Ramos ready for Real Madrid return against Chelsea
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Zidane confirms Ramos ready for Real Madrid return against Chelsea

seeThe central defender has not played since March due to a calf injury sustained while on international duty Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has regained full fitness and is in line to feature in his side's Champions League crunch match against Chelsea, coach Zinedine Zidane revealed. Ramos has been out of action for a month after suffering an injury setback while on international duty with Spain. But he is set to return in the nick of time with his side needing a big result to turn the tables on the Blues at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday.
Mikel Arteta reacts as Aubameyang misses Arsenal’s 4-0 Win Over Slavia Due to Malaria
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Mikel Arteta reacts as Aubameyang misses Arsenal’s 4-0 Win Over Slavia Due to Malaria

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had contracted malaria while on international duty with Gabon. The player was released from hospital on Thursday after contracting malaria and is ‘feeling good’. Before the match, the Gabon international posted a picture of him in hospital on social media, explaining why he was not part of the squad in Prague He wrote on Instagram, “Hey guys, thanks for all the messages and calls. Unfortunately I contracted Malaria whilst being on national team duty in Gabon a few weeks ago.” The sickness forced him out of the Gunners’ 4-0 Europa League win against Slavia Prague. And after the match, Arteta said, “We just spoke with him.” “He’s at home, he’s fine. He’s completely fine at the moment. He had two days...
Arsenal Striker Pierre Aubameyang Shares Photo from Hospital Bed as he Recovers From Malaria
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Arsenal Striker Pierre Aubameyang Shares Photo from Hospital Bed as he Recovers From Malaria

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has posted images on his social media pages to reveal that he has been suffering from Malaria since going on international duty with Gabon last month. Aubameyang missed the clash at the weekend between Arsenal and Sheffield with an illness, with many thinking it was COVID-19 but the striker has now revealed that it was in fact Malaria which has been affecting him. “I’m already feeling much better every day, thanks to the great doctors that detected and treated the virus so quickly,” Aubameyang said in a post on Instagram, alongside a photo of himself on a hospital bed. “I wasn’t really feeling myself the last couple weeks but will be back stronger than ever soon!” Since returning from international duty, he has played two games...
Chelsea midfielder, Kante Picks up Injury on International Duty
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Chelsea midfielder, Kante Picks up Injury on International Duty

  Chelsea have been dealt a big injury blow, after N’Gole Kante picked up a hamstring injury, while on international duty with France. Kante will now return to Stamford Bridge early, although the issue is not thought to be serious. The 29-year-old played 90 minutes on Wednesday evening as Les Bleus were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine. He did not appear to be carrying an injury when he left the pitch at full-time. But further examinations on Thursday have revealed that he has suffered a small injury to his left hamstring. A statement from the French national team read in part: “N’Golo Kante will not take part in the next two matches of the French team on Sunday in Kazakhstan and three days later in Bosnia-Herzegovina. “The Chelsea midfielder felt a pain in the h...
Liverpool Fans Blast Sadio Mane For Posting Shirtless Gym Photos With Hadj Diouf
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Liverpool Fans Blast Sadio Mane For Posting Shirtless Gym Photos With Hadj Diouf

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane is back in Senegal on international duty, where he has linked up with El-Hadji Diouf who endured a very difficult time at Anfield. Sadio Mane has been handed a crash course in recent Liverpool history after posting a picture with former Liverpool striker El-Hadji Diouf. While Mane is widely regarded as one of the club’s best transfer purchases, Diouf's time on Merseyside is seen far less positively. Signed from Lens in 2002, Diouf endured a tumultuous time on Merseyside and has been involved in a series of bizarre swipes at Steven Gerrard since his departure. The rivalry is said to have started when the Liverpool legend admitted he wasn’t the biggest fan of the controversial forward. "I wasn't Diouf's No.1 fan,” Gerrard wrote in his 2007 auto...
Gareth Southgate Confirms Jordan Henderson Issue As Liverpool’s Horror Injury List Grows
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Gareth Southgate Confirms Jordan Henderson Issue As Liverpool’s Horror Injury List Grows

England boss Gareth Southgate has revealed that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson picked up an injury during international duty. Henderson, 30, was withdrawn at half-time due to a 'tightness' he felt in Belgium's 2-0 victory over England in the Nations League on Sunday. And the loss of the English midfielder to injury will be another blow for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who is already without several players after the international break. Southgate admitted that he was unsure how severe Henderson's injury was, but he added that the England international "felt he couldn't carry on." The 50-year-old Three Lions manager explained after the match: "Jordan had a bit of tightness at half-time and felt he couldn't carry on. "We'll have to assess him when we get back." Andy Robert...
Messi And I Are Like An Old Married Couple – Aguero
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Messi And I Are Like An Old Married Couple – Aguero

The Manchester City striker says that he and the Barcelona star have conflicting habits that leads to a bit of bickering Sergio Aguero joked that he and Lionel Messi are like "an old married couple" whenever they room together while on international duty with Argentina. The Manchester City star has been a member of Argentina's senior setup since 2006, having earned 97 total caps while scoring 41 goals. Aguero is Argentina's third-leading goalscorer, trailing only Gabriel Batistuta and, of course, Messi, who sits atop the country's scoring list with 71 goals. With Messi having made his Argentina debut in 2005, the Barcelona star and Aguero have become close throughout their careers as they've featured together at three World Cups, four Copas America and during the gold...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Million House Robbed While On International Duty
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Million House Robbed While On International Duty

The Juventus star, 35, had his £7million home in Madeira burgled while he was off taking on Spain. The chancer is claimed to have snuck into the house after a member of Ronaldo's staff opened the garage door, according to respected local paper Diario de Noticias Madeira. Police are said to be on the hunt for the suspected burgler. A relative of the footballer’s raised the alarm on Wednesday. Police have already visited the property and are said to have identified the thief. The crook has been described as someone who is already known to them, and was identified thanks to the property's CCTV. A signed Juventus shirt is said to have been among items taken. No arrests have yet been made.  
Rudiger key to Chelsea Werner transfer coup
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Rudiger key to Chelsea Werner transfer coup

Toni Rudiger played a key role in Chelsea's expected swoop for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. Chelsea have emerged as the favourites to land in-demand Werner after offering the forward a bumper £200,000-per-week contract. Liverpool were widely believed to lead the race for the Germany international earlier this season, with Manchester United also believed to be in the running. But Rudiger and Werner know each other from their days at Stuttgart, as well as time spent on international duty. And the defender has been in contact with his Germany team-mate throughout Chelsea's courtship of the forward, according to BILD. Rudiger has reportedly been talking up life in west London, and that has helped convinced Werner to make Chelsea his next move.
Leicester City’s Ndidi names former Chelsea star Mikel as his idol
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Leicester City’s Ndidi names former Chelsea star Mikel as his idol

The 23-year-old has spoken of his admiration for the former Super Eagles captain and picked him as his role model Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has named former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel as his idol, stating he grew up watching him. Mikel made a name for himself at Stamford Bridge where he spent 11 years and his ball-winning skills stood out, helping the Blues to win a number of laurels including the Champions League and the Premier League. Ndidi played along with Mikel for four years in the Super Eagles before the 32-year-old retired from international duty after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Nigeria finished third and has spoken highly of his former captain.
Lionel Messi Named In Argentina Squad For Copa America
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Lionel Messi Named In Argentina Squad For Copa America

The Barcelona captain is part of a 23-man squad Lionel Messi has been named in Argentina’s squad for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil. The Barcelona captain returned to international duty in March after taking a break following World Cup 2018 and will lead the team again this summer. Manager Lionel Scaloni named his 23-man squad for the tournament on Tuesday with the main surprise being the absence of Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi. Argentina warm up for the tournament with a friendly against Nicaragua and will then face Colombia, Paraguay and Qatar in the group stages of the Copa America.
Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad
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Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has stated that he remains fully committed to the national team and will make himself available for selection once he sorts out his ‘physical and fitness issues’. The Tianjin TEDA midfield maestro, who has not been in action for Nigeria since the World Cup in June, emphasised that he will keep supporting the Eagles as they look to seal their place in the 2019 AFCON billed for Cameroon. “I’m still not ready to come back yet. Still have some physical and fitness issues. I wish the team well and will always do. “My commitment to the national team remains 100%; I still remain a part of the team and will always support the lads. The Nations Cup remains our ultimate goal for now and we are just one point away from reaching that target,” Mikel told...
Juventus Captain Chiellini: We Should’ve Beaten Man Utd By More!
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Juventus Captain Chiellini: We Should’ve Beaten Man Utd By More!

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini admits there was disappointment after victory at Champions League opponents Manchester United. Chiellini says they felt 1-0 should've been much more in the end. "We had a great first half, moving around, keeping possession constantly and frankly we had regrets that it was only 1-0," the captain told Sky Sport Italia. “We were a little tired and far too static in the second half, especially as Manchester United are a very physical side and strong on the counter. “I'm sure we will learn and improve from here, as it's still early in the season. Our draw with Genoa came after the break for international duty, while in that game we were a little too superficial and complacent. That complacency wasn't a risk in Manchester against a side like Uni...
Liverpool’s Mane Has Surgery On Hand Injury
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Liverpool’s Mane Has Surgery On Hand Injury

Liverpool said on Wednesday that forward Sadio Mane had undergone successful surgery on a hand injury he sustained while on international duty with Senegal. Jurgen Klopp has a number of concerns ahead of his team’s return to Premier League action against Huddersfield on Saturday, with doubts over forwarding Mohamed Salah and midfielder Naby Keita. Defender Virgil van Dijk has been playing despite a rib problem. “Mane’s recovery will be monitored over the next couple of days ahead of the Reds’ return to action at Huddersfield Town on Saturday,” said a statement on Liverpool’s website. Keita had to be piggy-backed off the field by a Guinean teammate on Tuesday after hurting a hamstring against Rwanda while Salah suffered a thigh problem while on duty with Egypt. Liverpool are lev...
Juventus To Offer Pre-contract To Man Utd And Chelsea Transfer Target Aaron Ramsey
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Juventus To Offer Pre-contract To Man Utd And Chelsea Transfer Target Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey will be offered a lucrative pre-contract by Juventus in January, according to reports. The Arsenal midfielder looks set to leave the club after contract talks with the Gunners broke down. Unai Emery sees Ramsey as surplus to requirements, but the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are eager to poach the Welshman. Liverpool were thought to be leading the transfer race, but the Daily Mail claim Juventus are set to make the first move. Ramsey is free to talk to foreign clubs in January as his current Arsenal deal expires next summer. Juventus hope their ability to approach Ramsey during the winter window will give them a significant advantage in the race for the midfielder. Ramsey is now on international duty with Wales (Picture: Getty) None of the...

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