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Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky
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Brazil legend Rivaldo predicts bright future for Man City wonderkid Kayky

The young winger recently joined up with his new team-mates after moving from Fluminense Brazilian legend Rivaldo believes Manchester City wonderkid Kayky can become a star for the club within a few years. Kayky made a £9 million ($12.3m) move to Manchester from Fluminense, where he made 32 senior appearances while scoring three goals and adding two assists. The Brazilian officially joined up with the club last week, having previously been expected to move in January, and began training with his new team-mates last Friday   .
James McAtee: Man City’s ‘Salford Silva’ who turned his back on Man Utd
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James McAtee: Man City’s ‘Salford Silva’ who turned his back on Man Utd

The 18-year-old midfielder is pushing for his opportunity in Pep Guardiola's first team after making a superb start to the season in the youth ranks Being a teenage Manchester City player with the nickname 'The Salford Silva' means having to live up to plenty of hype. That is the position James McAtee finds himself in, after it was noted that a number of the midfielder's main assets were extremely similar to those possessed by City legend David Silva. Elegance on the ball, quick feet, perfectly weighted passes and a ferocious desire to keep possession; 'El Mago' had it all, as he went from being written off for being too small and fragile to the template for modern midfielders to replicate over the course of a decade.
Beckham tells Neville how to handle Romeo after professional debut for Man Utd legend’s son
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Beckham tells Neville how to handle Romeo after professional debut for Man Utd legend’s son

A promising 19-year-old is looking to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, but he will be getting no special treatment in Fort Lauderdale David Beckham has seen his son Romeo make a professional debut for Fort Lauderdale CF, and the Manchester United legend wants Inter Miami coach Phil Neville to be "harder on him than anyone else". At 19 years of age, Beckham Jr is looking to follow in the illustrious footsteps of his former England captain father. He will be given no special treatment in that quest, having previously spent time in the academy ranks at Arsenal, but is showing the potential that suggests he could have a career in the game.  
Thiago Silva joins Drogba in Chelsea’s history book after 3-0 win over Tottenham
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Thiago Silva joins Drogba in Chelsea’s history book after 3-0 win over Tottenham

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, on Sunday evening, joined the club’s legend Didier Drogba in the Blues’ history book after scoring a goal in his side’s Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea defeated Tottenham in an away Premier League tie, thanks to three goals from Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger. Silva’s goal against Tottenham means the Brazilian has now become the second oldest Chelsea player to score in the Premier League behind only Drogba at aged 36 years and 362 days. Drogba had scored against Leicester City at age 37 years and 49 days in April 2015. Silva joined Chelsea from Paris Saint-Germain in 2020. The veteran centre-back will now hope to lead Chelsea to victory when they host Manchester City in their next Premier League tie on Septemb...
Roy Keane blasts West Ham’s Noble for missing penalty against Man Utd
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Roy Keane blasts West Ham’s Noble for missing penalty against Man Utd

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, have slammed the decision for West Ham captain, Mark Noble, to take and miss a 95th-minute penalty against the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday. Noble was subbed on by West Ham manager, David Moyes, late on and immediately took the ball for the late spot-kick during the encounter, which was saved by David De Gea. But Keane believes it was a strange decision for Noble to take the penalty against Man United, adding that the player did not warm up properly before he was introduced into the game. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half strike and a late goal from Jesse Lingard gave Man United all three points against West Ham at the London Stadium. “Strange decision, he can’t have warmed up properly because it was so late in the game. I didn’...
Manchester United legend Beckham increases stake in MLS franchise Inter Miami
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Manchester United legend Beckham increases stake in MLS franchise Inter Miami

  The former England captain, along with Jorge and Jose Mas, has taken on greater control and remains "more committed than ever" Manchester United legend David Beckham has increased his stake in Inter Miami, with the former England captain saying he is "more committed than ever" to the MLS franchise. Beckham is a co-owner of the Florida-based outfit but, along with Mas brothers Jorge and Jose, has taken on even greater control after finalising the buyout of Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son. Inter Miami have also announced that Ares Management has "joined the club as a preferred equity investor".      
Haller: Ajax star equals Van Basten’s Champions League record
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Haller: Ajax star equals Van Basten’s Champions League record

Thanks to his awe-inspiring performance against the Lions, the Cote d’Ivoire ace has matched a feat only achieved by the Dutch football legend Sebastien Haller’s four goals in Ajax’s 5-1 obliteration of Sporting CP has seen him match Marco van Basten’s 29-year-old Champions League record. The Cote d’Ivoire international became just the second player to score four goals on his maiden appearance in the competition’s history. Prior to the Ivorian’s heroics, Netherlands great Van Basten was the only player to achieve that feat – which he first accomplished in November 1992 against IFK Goteborg during his spell at Serie A side AC Milan.
How Annie Idibia assaulted Tuface – musician’s brother alleges
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How Annie Idibia assaulted Tuface – musician’s brother alleges

Brother to Music legend, Tuface Idibia, Charles has continued to drag his wife, Annie on social media over her recent accusations against the star. Recall that 2baba’s wife had earlier called out her husband for sleeping over at his ex-lover Pero’s house. Annies outburst led to some back and forth between her and Tuface’s brother, Uduak on social media as they insulted each other. Charles in a new post on his Instagram page on Saturday accused Annie Idibia of assaulting and humiliating Tuface on several occasions. “Even though I have been nothing but respectful to you…you can’t actually be demanding respect from me anymore when you have none for your husband or any for members of his family, his friends, or his staff,” he wrote. “You publicly humiliate him every chance you g...
You lack home training – Zubby Michael chides Annie Idibia
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You lack home training – Zubby Michael chides Annie Idibia

Popular Nollywood actor, Zubby Michael has slammed Annie Idibia for calling out her husband, Tuface on social media. DAILY POST recalls that Annie took to Instagram on Thursday night accusing Tuface of spending the night with his ex-lover, Pero. Annie went ahead to say that the legend’s family do not like her and try to do everything to disgrace her publicly. But Annie’s brother responding accused Annie’s mother of using Juju on Tuface, adding that his brother is unhappy and dying slowly. He demanded that Annie releases proof of his family’s wrongs against her. Zubby Michale, reacting to the development on Instagram, knocked Annie for bringing her marital crisis to social media, which he described as ‘market square’. According to him, a God-fearing woman with ho...
Family announce funeral arrangements for Sir Victor Uwaifo
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Family announce funeral arrangements for Sir Victor Uwaifo

The family of veteran singer, late Sir Victor Uwaifo, has announced the burial arrangements for the late music legend. Uwaifo died at 80 in a private hospital after a brief illness on Saturday, August 28, 2021. According to the family, the funeral of the late singer will begin on September 23 till September 26, 2021. The service of songs will hold in his residence on September 23  while a special outing service will hold in honour of the late Joromi singer on September 24. The family say on September 25, guests and dignitaries will be hosted to a lavish ceremony at an undisclosed venue while a thanksgiving service will hold at Holy Cross Cathedral in Benin, Edo State on September 26.
Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Uzoho’s contract terminated
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Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Uzoho’s contract terminated

Francis Uzoho’s contract with Apoel FC has been terminated. The Cypriot First Division club has confirmed both parties have parted ways by mutual consent. The Super Eagles goalkeeper will now continue his career elsewhere, despite having two years left on his current contract. After completing his loan spell at AC Omonia, the 22-year-old joined the Legend in July 2020 on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. During the 2020/2021 campaign, Uzoho featured in 18 league fixtures as Sofronis Avgousti’s men finished third on the log. No reason was given for the termination of Uzoho’s contract. “The company Apoel Football (public) limited announces the completion of its cooperation with goalkeeper Francis Uzoho. “We wish Francis the best of luck,” a statement from t...
Drogba: Come back home Willian, honey – Chelsea legend teases after Arsenal exit
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Drogba: Come back home Willian, honey – Chelsea legend teases after Arsenal exit

The former Blues striker takes to his social media pages to openly ask the Brazilian forward to return to Stamford Bridge Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has written a funny post for London fans after Willian left Arsenal on Monday. The 33-year-old Brazilian winger agreed to terminate the remaining two years of his contract and instead, sealed a transfer to Corinthians. But despite, Willian leaving the Gunners, Drogba took to his Twitter handle to welcome the player back to Chelsea
Cristiano Ronaldo greedy, selfish – Roy Keane
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Cristiano Ronaldo greedy, selfish – Roy Keane

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has described Cristiano Ronaldo as a selfish and greedy player who is still hungry to win trophies. He said that one thing the Portuguese will bring to Manchester United dressing room is his winning mentality which he expects would rub off on the young players. Keane, who was United’s captain during Ronaldo’s first spell at Old Trafford, explained what sets the 36-year-old apart from the rest. “I remember when he first came to United, he was 17 and came to Man United when he still had an opportunity to stay in Lisbon, but he wanted to come to Manchester United and win stuff,” he told Sky Sports. “We’ve seen that throughout his career, Real Madrid and Juventus, and the national team – the guy is selfish and is greedy. “We put him up there ...
Wayne Rooney gives verdict on Ronaldo’s return to Man United
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Wayne Rooney gives verdict on Ronaldo’s return to Man United

Wayne Rooney, a Manchester United legend, has highlighted what Cristiano Ronaldo return will bring to club Rooney won eight trophies alongside Ronaldo when both players formed Manchester United attack that also had the likes of Carlos Tevez. Rooney maintained that the legendary attacker would not join City when the initial rumours broke earlier this week. Rooney backed the 36-year-old to have a transformative effect on the younger talent in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. “For the fans, it will be great to see Cristiano back, it’s very exciting for everyone at the club,” Rooney told talkSPORT. “And for his teammates, too, for some of those young lads in the dressing room, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, some of these young lads who have grown up watching him play at Old Tr...
Rio Ferdinand names 3 Man United players that will benefit most from Ronaldo’s return
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Rio Ferdinand names 3 Man United players that will benefit most from Ronaldo’s return

Premier League legend, Rio Ferdinand, has named the three Manchester United players, who will benefit the most from Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club. Manchester United hijacked their city rival’s move for the Portugal captain on Friday and quickly agreed a fee with Juventus before announcing his re-signing Ferdinand, who played alongside the former Real Madrid star during his first spell at Old Trafford, noted that Ronaldo will bring a wealth of experience and know-how to Manchester United. He especially named Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford as players the Portugal international can have a massive impact on. “What he brings off the pitch guys, forget everything else what he does, what he can do for Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford and ...
Ex-Chelsea star reveals why Guardiola dumped Cristiano Ronaldo deal
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Ex-Chelsea star reveals why Guardiola dumped Cristiano Ronaldo deal

Former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf has suggested why Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, ended talks to sign Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo. Until Friday afternoon, Manchester City were in pole position to acquire the services of the Portugal international from Juventus. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri had announced on Friday that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the Italian giants. Frank told ESPN that Ronaldo’s age and also being a Real Madrid legend, must have discouraged Guardiola from.going ahead with the deal. ‘My question mark is more tactically. I’m surprised Guardiola would want a player of this age and also a former player from Real Madrid. “But also he just signed Grealish. I think Ronaldo loves to go to the space on the left even if he can play as a stri...
Raphinha reveals attending Ronaldinho’s birthday party aged seven – and how he has fallen in love with Leeds
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Raphinha reveals attending Ronaldinho’s birthday party aged seven – and how he has fallen in love with Leeds

The Brazil winger, who earned a first call-up to the national setup this month, has opened up on his relationship with the Selecao legend and his club Leeds United star Raphinha has revealed that he attended Ronaldinho’s birthday party as a child - and that finally having the chance to play in front of a packed Elland Road was worth the wait. The Brazil winger, who earned his first call-up to the national setup ahead of their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers earlier this month, has opened up on his relationship with the Selecao legend. The 24-year-old has also professed his gratitude to Leeds and their supporters for embracing him upon his arrival, stating that he will "do his best" to repay their faith.
Agent Bruno!’ – Fernandes claims credit as Ronaldo seals sensational Man Utd return
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Agent Bruno!’ – Fernandes claims credit as Ronaldo seals sensational Man Utd return

The attacker, a legend in the halls of Old Trafford, has sealed a sensational homecoming hours after he seemed poised to join rivals Manchester City Bruno Fernandes has cheekily claimed credit for Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United, after the Red Devils confirmed that they have reached an agreement for the Juventus forward. The Portuguese captain, a legend in the halls of Old Trafford after a six-year spell between 2003 and 2009, has sealed a sensational homecoming after a decade away from the Premier League. Now, Fernandes has led the reaction of his clubmates following the news that the 36-year-old will play for United once more, with the attacking midfielder - Ronaldo's international team-mate - joking that he is responsible for the remarkable deal.
‘It’s not business for the future’ – Liverpool boss Klopp takes aim over Ronaldo’s potential transfer
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‘It’s not business for the future’ – Liverpool boss Klopp takes aim over Ronaldo’s potential transfer

The Reds manager is watching with interest as the Portugal legend edges ever closer to a dramatic Premier League return Jurgen Klopp has had his say on Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential move, insisting it will not affect Liverpool’s chances of success this season. Ronaldo, 36, is edging closer to a dramatic return to the Premier League, having informed his current club, Juventus, of his desire to leave this week. City appeared to be favourites to land the Portugal legend, having failed in their summer-long efforts to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, but that deal has now collapsed.  
Wayne Rooney gives major reason Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Man City
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Wayne Rooney gives major reason Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Man City

Former Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney has reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Juventus to Manchester City. Rooney suggested that Ronaldo joining Manchester City despite being a United legend could be for financial gains. Reports in Italy and the whole of Europe say that the Portugal captain has concluded plans to move to the blues side of Manchester. The player, according to Sky Sports Italia, had emptied his locker at Juventus training ground in Turin, meaning that he would not be part of their next league game. After failing to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, Man City shift their focus to Cristiano Ronaldo, who in turns wants to leave Juventus for whatever reason. However, Rooney said he has doubts over Ronaldo’s move to Manchester City, addin...
Rooney: Ronaldo wouldn’t join Manchester City
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Rooney: Ronaldo wouldn’t join Manchester City

Reports of the Juventus forward returning to England have intensified in recent days, but his former team-mate can't see him joining a rival Wayne Rooney says former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn't dare join Manchester City this transfer window and dash his Manchester United legacy, though recent reports suggest such a move is possible if not likely. Rooney, himself a United legend, won three Premier League titles alongside Ronaldo in the decade preceding City's rise to the top of English football. And as someone who knows Ronaldo well, Rooney "can't see" the Juventus forward joining the rival organisation. However, Ronaldo is said to be unhappy at Juventus and interested in a switch of scenery, and City are one of the few clubs who could afford to pay his wages.  
EPL: Gary Neville predict position Chelsea will finish this season
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EPL: Gary Neville predict position Chelsea will finish this season

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has predicted the position Chelsea will finish this season in the English Premier League, EPL. Chelsea began their 2021/22 Premier League campaign with a 3-0 victory against Crystal Palace over the weekend. Thomas Tuchel’s men finished fourth on the Premier League table last season behind Liverpool, Man United and Manchester City. But Neville expects Chelsea to improve on the fourth position they finished last season, insisting that the signing of Romelu Lukaku will make the Blues one of the favourites to win the Premier League this season. “They [Chelsea] are going to be serious this season. They were last season, but they are going to be really serious in terms of the Premier League,” Neville told Sky Spo...
Gary Neville blames one Arsenal Player for Gunners 2-0 defeat to Brentford
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Gary Neville blames one Arsenal Player for Gunners 2-0 defeat to Brentford

Premier League legend, Gary Neville has blamed Arsenal’s Calum Chambers for the club’s defeat to Brentford in the Premier League opening game on Friday. He blamed Chambers after Sergi Canos’ stunning first-half strike in Brentford’s 2-0 win over Mikel Arteta’s side. Neville said the defender failed to get tight enough on his opponent. Newly-promoted Brentford broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute, with Canos’ driven effort and Christian Norgaard’s towering header from a long throw-in doubled the hosts advantage in the second half. Many will inevitably argue that goalkeeper Leno could have done more to prevent the strike but Neville instead blamed Chambers for his lacklustre defending. “We know Brentford sustain attacks, they press high up the pitch. Calum Cha...
Lukaku must win trophies with Chelsea to warrant Drogba comparisons – Olorundare
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Lukaku must win trophies with Chelsea to warrant Drogba comparisons – Olorundare

The ex-Nigeria international feels the Belgian still has a long way to go before reaching the same level as the Ivorian legend Former Tavsanli Linyitspor striker Dele Olorundare has warned Romelu Lukaku because the media is comparing him to legendary Chelsea star Didier Drogba. Thanks to his impressive form with Inter Milan – where he propelled the Nerazurri to win the Italian top-flight – the Belgium international completed a move to Stamford Bridge. Lukaku rejoined the Blues for £98 million ($136m), with the striker expected to solve goalscoring problems in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
Iniesta: It will hurt to see Messi play for PSG
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Iniesta: It will hurt to see Messi play for PSG

The Barcelona icon says he can't fathom seeing the Argentinian star play for any other club Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta says it will "hurt" to see Lionel Messi in another club's shirt as the Argentine's move to Paris Saint-Germain has been confirmed. Messi has agreed a two-year contract to join PSG, ending his record-breaking career as a member of Barcelona after the club proved unable to re-sign him this summer. Iniesta is among the millions of Barca fans left heartbroken by Messi's exit as the legendary midfielder said that the Argentinian icon represents everything great about the club.
Yaya Toure Reacts to Messi’s exit from Barcelona
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Yaya Toure Reacts to Messi’s exit from Barcelona

Former Barcelona midfielder, Yaya Toure, has reacted to Lionel Messi’s exit from the club. Toure described Messi as a special player who brought a lot of joy to Barcelona football club. The former Manchester City and Ivory Coast legend made the remark in a series of tweets attached to Messi’s photograph. According to Toure: “It is very emotional to see you say goodbye to your dream club @FCBarcelona. It was my dream as a young child to play for Barça and to be able to play with you has made it so much more special. “What a special player you are, no other player has given so much joy, so many unforgettable moments and so much success to one club. “Thank you my friend for bringing us so much happiness. I am sure you will bring your magic to anywher...
Why Ballo-Toure signed for AC Milan and role Maldini played in transfer
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Why Ballo-Toure signed for AC Milan and role Maldini played in transfer

The 24-year-old reveals what drove him to sign for the Italian giants from Ligue 1 side Monaco ahead of new season Senegal international Fode Ballo-Toure has revealed the reason he signed for AC Milan ahead of the new season. The Italian giants confirmed the arrival of the defender from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco after he penned a four-year contract with the Rossoneri, where he will be wearing the number five jersey. The 24-year-old has revealed in his first interview why he decided to sign for the Italian outfit and the role played by legend Paolo Maldini in the transfer.
Memphis Depay sends message to Barcelona captain, Messi
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Memphis Depay sends message to Barcelona captain, Messi

New Barcelona signing, Memphis Depay has paid tribute to the club’s captain, Lionel Messi, describing the Argentine international as the best player in the world. Depay disclosed this during his official unveiling as a Barcelona player at the Camp Nou on Thursday evening. The Netherlands international said he was looking forward to playing alongside Messi, adding that his qualities are clear. The 27-year-old forward joined Barcelona from French Ligue 1 side, Lyon. “It is a dream [to play with Messi],” Depay said. “He is a legend and I don’t need to say too much else. The best player in the world. “Did you see what he did in the Copa America? “I am really looking forward to playing with Leo [Messi] and his qualities are clear. “I am a big fan.”
The USWNT should not lose’ – Hope Solo previews the 2020 Olympic Games and reflects on controversy at Rio 2016
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The USWNT should not lose’ – Hope Solo previews the 2020 Olympic Games and reflects on controversy at Rio 2016

The U.S. women’s national team legend was speaking on Goal’s new podcast, All Of US: The U.S. Women's Soccer Show U.S. women’s national team legend Hope Solo believes there are no weaknesses in Vlatko Andonovski’s side going into the Olympic Games, meaning there should be no reason to lose in Japan. Solo joined Goal ’s new podcast, All Of US: The U.S. Women's Soccer Show, to preview the upcoming tournament, which gets under way on Wednesday July 21. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup winner also reflected on the controversy that occurred five years ago, when Sweden eliminated the U.S. at the 2016 Games and Solo was suspended by U.S. Soccer for comments made in the aftermath.
England deserved their penalty trauma’ – Germany legend Matthaus hammers Three Lions & their fans
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England deserved their penalty trauma’ – Germany legend Matthaus hammers Three Lions & their fans

The former Bayern Munich star was unimpressed with the conduct and behaviour shown by Gareth Southgate's side and their supporters England and their supporters "deserve the trauma" of their Euro 2020 final penalty shootout heartbreak against Italy owing to their conduct throughout the tournament, claims Germany legend Lothar Matthaus. The Three Lions suffered a 3-2 spot-kick reverse against the Azzurri at Wembley on Sunday, having held Roberto Mancini's side to a 1-1 draw after extra-time. And former Ballon d'Or winner Matthaus has little sympathy for Gareth Southgate's side, with the 60-year-old particularly unimpressed with the behaviour of certain supporters.
Sound Sultan: Super Eagles, Amokachi mourn late Nigerian music legend
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Sound Sultan: Super Eagles, Amokachi mourn late Nigerian music legend

The Nigerian rapper and songwriter was confirmed dead on Sunday after a hard-fought battle with throat cancer in the United States Nigeria's Super Eagles, former Everton forward Daniel Amokachi, and Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo have joined the rest of the world in mourning the death of Nigerian music legend Olanrewaju Fasasi, who is known as Sound Sultan. Sound Sultan died at the age of 44 on Sunday after battling with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. Sound Sultan, who rose to prominence under Kennis Music in the early 2000s, was an avid supporter of the Nigerian national team and he even charged them to victory in major tournaments with a single titled 'No tension', featuring former goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro.
Tavares picks Henry & Smith Rowe as his favourite Arsenal players
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Tavares picks Henry & Smith Rowe as his favourite Arsenal players

The left-back has expressed his admiration towards the France legend and the England youth international Nuno Tavares has named Thierry Henry, Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka as his favourite Arsenal players. The Portugal youth international of Cape Verdean descent joined the Premier League side on a five-year deal for £7m ($9.7m) to become the Gunners' first signing of the summer. He broke into Benfica’s first team at the beginning of the 2019-20 campaign and went ahead to make 41 senior appearances in all competitions for the Eagles, scoring once and providing seven assists. Hi
Euro 2020: Harry Kane speaks out after sending England to final
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Euro 2020: Harry Kane speaks out after sending England to final

  England captain, Harry Kane, has said that he would be the proudest man at Wembley when he walks in the Three Lions legend Bobby Moore’s footsteps by leading Gareth Southgate’s side out in the Euro 2020 final on Saturday against Italy. Kane said this while reacting to his side’s Euro 2020 semi-final 2-1 win over Denmark on Wednesday night. The striker converted his rebound after Kasper Schmeichel saved the initial effort in extra time after the game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes. Recall that Moore memorably lifted the World Cup at Wembley in 1966 – a triumph that remains England’s first and only major trophy. “It’s going to be an amazing occasion [Euro 2020 final] for sure. I am extremely proud of leading them out for any game,” Kane said at his post-match press conf...
Not even Iniesta!’ – Pedri earns comparisons to Spain legend after impeccable Euro 2020 display
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Not even Iniesta!’ – Pedri earns comparisons to Spain legend after impeccable Euro 2020 display

The 18-year-old midfielder was one of La Roja's best players in the Euro 2020 semi-final against Italy Pedri has drawn the adoration of Spain supporters for his passing performance on Tuesday in the Euro 2020 semi-final against Italy. The 18-year-old, who became the youngest player to ever start a match at this point in the competition, completed all 55 of his pass attempts in regular time. They weren’t simple balls, either, and on one occasion in the first half he played Mikel Oyarbazal through on goal, though the forward botched his first touch. Pedri's breakout year has seen him get regular minutes at Barcelona and be selected to compete in the Olympics later this summer. His head coach Luis Enrique even compared him favourably with Andreas Iniesta - one of the highest compli...
Exit Arsenal star Partey, enter Andre Ayew: Ex-Swansea forward wins big at Ghana awards
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Exit Arsenal star Partey, enter Andre Ayew: Ex-Swansea forward wins big at Ghana awards

Black Stars legend Asamoah Gyan also won the Player of the Decade Award after his contribution in the last 10 years Ex-Swansea City forward Andre Ayew, Black Stars legend Asamoah Gyan, and Chelsea custodian Edouard Mendy were the big winners in the annual Ghana Football Awards on Saturday night. The Black Stars skipper had a good season with the Welsh outfit in the just-concluded Championship season and went on to win the Ghana Footballer of the Year award. The 31-year-old was directly involved in 21 goals the Swans scored in the league, finding the back of the net 17 times and providing four assists. He was also on target for the team in the promotion playoffs, scoring the only goal in the 2-1 aggregate loss to Brentford.
‘What a man, what a coach!’ – Yaya Toure reacts after Roberto Mancini takes Italy to Euro 2020 semis
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‘What a man, what a coach!’ – Yaya Toure reacts after Roberto Mancini takes Italy to Euro 2020 semis

The former Elephants midfielder impressed with the Azzurri who have not tasted defeat in the competition Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure has lauded his former coach Roberto Mancini for guiding Italy to the semi-finals of Euro 2020. On Friday night, the Azzurri advanced to the last four with an excellent 2-1 victory over Belgium, in a game full of opportunities. Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne got on the scoresheet for Italy, both producing superb finishes to fire their team into a 2-0 ahead, but Romelu Lukaku pulled one back just before the break from the penalty spot.
Babangida: Tough Louis van Gaal is my best coach – Ex-Nigeria winger on Ajax legend
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Babangida: Tough Louis van Gaal is my best coach – Ex-Nigeria winger on Ajax legend

The 47-year-old had a successful stint in the Netherlands where he won the league with Ajax Nigeria legend Tijani Babangida has lauded coach Louis van Gaal for the influence he had in his game. The two worked together at Ajax after the former Super Eagle joined them in 1996 and was part of the squad that won the 1997/98 Eredivisie title. He left after making 77 appearances for the Dutch side, scoring 20 goals in the process. "Louis van Gaal is a very principled manager. He never hides his feelings no matter the situation," Babangida said as quoted by TribalFootball .
Rio Ferdinand predicts what’ll happen to Sancho at Manchester United
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Rio Ferdinand predicts what’ll happen to Sancho at Manchester United

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has predicted that Jadon Sancho will fit in well at the club once he joins the Red Devils in this summer’s transfer window. Ferdinand also advised Sancho to put all his energy and focus into being a success at Manchester United. Sancho is set to join Man United after the Premier League club agreed a £72.6m transfer deal with Borussia Dortmund for the 22-year-old. The England winger is set to undergo a medical at Old Trafford. Asked if he had a message for Sancho ahead of his move to Old Trafford, Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel: “I don’t need to tell him this because he loves his football, but work hard and make sure everything you do is about being a success at Manchester United and being the best you can be. “Don’t let n...
England vs Germany: Shearer, Ferdinand single out one player after 2-0 win
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England vs Germany: Shearer, Ferdinand single out one player after 2-0 win

  Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer and Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand have agreed on Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, after England defeated Germany at the Euro 2020 round of 16 fixture on Tuesday night. Saka was impressive for England as they defeated Germany 2-0 at Wembley Stadium, following goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. But Shearer believes Saka was England’s best player against Germany, adding that he was so brave. Speaking to BBC Sport, Shearer said: “England needs more players like Saka. He’s been so brave, when someone is marking him tightly, he still wants the ball. “I think he’s been our best player.” On his part, Ferdinand added, “He’s got no qualms about roaming about, what is great about him is he has the confidence to drive forward a...
Pogba lacks discipline defensively’ – Man Utd star’s ‘maturity’ questioned by Keane after France crash out of Euro 2020
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Pogba lacks discipline defensively’ – Man Utd star’s ‘maturity’ questioned by Keane after France crash out of Euro 2020

The Red Devils legend was left "frustrated" by the midfielder's performance against Switzerland in the last 16 Paul Pogba's "maturity" has been questioned by Roy Keane after the Manchester United star was accused of lacking "discipline defensively" after France crashed out of Euro 2020. France suffered a shock defeat to Switzerland after a penalty shootout in their round-of-16 tie at the National Arena in Bucharest, having blown a 3-1 lead in normal time. The Euro 2016 finalists and reigning world champions lost their shape after going two goals in front, with Pogba among those guilty of failing to track back as the Swiss clawed their way back into the game to force extra time.
‘Mosimane criticised because he’s African’ – Al Ahly legend Ahmed Hassan
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‘Mosimane criticised because he’s African’ – Al Ahly legend Ahmed Hassan

There have been questions around the coach's suitability to lead the Red Devils despite winning three trophies since taking charge in 2020 Al Ahly legend Ahmed Hassan has claimed head coach Pitso Mosimane is receiving unending criticism because he is an African. The African Cup of Nations winner with Egypt said the South African has not been wholly accepted at the Red Devils, especially by the public, who are not used to anyone from within the continent taking charge of the side. "Mosimane deserved the praise from the beginning. He’s a distinguished coach and a tactician at the highest level, and his problem is that he is African because the public and the media are used to foreigners," Hassan said as was quoted by KingFut. "He achieved everything that was asked of him and the de...
‘I’ve never been more bored by a transfer in my life’ – Sancho saga at Man Utd frustrates Neville
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‘I’ve never been more bored by a transfer in my life’ – Sancho saga at Man Utd frustrates Neville

The former Red Devils defender wants to see a deal done for the Borussia Dortmund winger, but is now tired of waiting Gary Neville is among those growing tired of the incessant Jadon Sancho rumours at Manchester United, with the Red Devils legend admitting he has "never been more bored by a transfer in my life". The Old Trafford icon is eager to see a deal done with Borussia Dortmund that allows the England international winger to return to his homeland. That agreement has, however, been in the pipeline for well over a year now and a protracted saga is starting to grate on those watching on from afar.
Napoli’s Osimhen not the player that drives me crazy’ – Maradona Jnr on Super Eagles striker
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Napoli’s Osimhen not the player that drives me crazy’ – Maradona Jnr on Super Eagles striker

The West African joined the Serie A outfit from Lille and has since scored 10 goals in 24 matches Diego Maradona Jr. has conceded Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen is not the sort of player he is crazy about, but still likes his technical ability. The 22-year-old joined Napoli from Ligue 1 side Lille and in his debut season in Serie A, he went on to score 10 goals in 24 league matches, with three assists as well. The son of the late Argentina legend Diego Maradona is, however, optimistic the attacker will have a better 2021/22 season after settling in at the club.
Ex-Real Madrid defender, Ramos decides preferred destination
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Ex-Real Madrid defender, Ramos decides preferred destination

  Real Madrid legend, Sergio Ramos, has made a decision on his next club this summer. According to AS, Ramos would prefer to join Manchester United over their Premier League rivals Manchester City if he does end up making a move to England this summer. Ramos officially left Real Madrid last week after spending 16 years at the LaLiga giants. The veteran Spain international won 22 trophies during his time at Real Madrid. Ramos, who joined Real Madrid in 2005 in a €27 million move from Sevilla, has also attracted the interest of Paris Saint Germain (PSG). The 35-year-old admitted during his emotional farewell ceremony last Thursday that he wanted to remain at Santiago Bernabeu. Ramos said, “In the last few months, the club [Real Madrid] made me an offer of one ye...
Ronaldo matches Klose record with 19th tournament goal for Portugal
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Ronaldo matches Klose record with 19th tournament goal for Portugal

The Juventus superstar was on target once again in a meeting with Germany and no player has more efforts at World Cups and Euros combined Cristiano Ronaldo has another piece of history in his sights after matching the record of Germany legend Miroslav Klose when it comes to combined goals at World Cups and European Championships. The Juventus superstar was back on target for Portugal in their latest outing at Euro 2020, with a first effort of his remarkable career recorded against Germany. That strike was his 19th at the two major international tournaments, with no player boasting more.
Benzema says Brazil legend Ronaldo is his ‘role model’ as France striker prepares for major tournament return
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Benzema says Brazil legend Ronaldo is his ‘role model’ as France striker prepares for major tournament return

The Real Madrid star, who is set to feature in a major international tournament for the first time since 2014, says he based his game on the Brazilian Karim Benezma says Brazilian legend Ronaldo was his role model growing up as he prepares to make his major tournament return with France. Ronaldo is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time having won a string of honours during the 1990s and early 2000s, including two World Cups with Brazil and two Ballon d'Or awards. Benezma concedes Ronaldo’s skills were “a level above” his own, but says he took great inspiration from the former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker during his early career.
Manchester City kit man who won Sergio Aguero’s £40k Range Rover in a raffle arranged by striker is selling off the car for £23k
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Manchester City kit man who won Sergio Aguero’s £40k Range Rover in a raffle arranged by striker is selling off the car for £23k

A Manchester City's kit man has put a Range Rover for sale on eBay that was gifted by the departing club legend Sergio Aguero. The Argentine striker organised a raffle for staff before saying his emotional goodbyes and joining Barcelona as a free agent last week. Before he left, Ally Marland, a popular member of the backroom staff since he joined in 2012, was the lucky winner and was handed the keys in the car park by Aguero.p According to Daily Mail, Ally and his wife Nicky who both already have two cars decided to put the 2016 Range Rover Evoque - valued at £40,000 - on eBay with a starting price of £23,000. Manchester City kit man who won Sergio Aguero A total of five percent of the sale will be donated to Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley as a kind gesture f...
Euro 2020: Roy Keane Criticizes England Captain, Harry Kane
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Euro 2020: Roy Keane Criticizes England Captain, Harry Kane

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane, has criticized England captain, Harry Kane’s leadership qualities ahead of Euro 2020. Keane said Harry Kane was not a good leader, adding that his lack of communication could be a ‘big problem’ for England at the Euro 2020. The Euro 2020 will kick off on Friday. England is in Group D alongside Croatia, Czech Republic, England and Scotland. “The only thing I’d hold against Kane – there’s a big negative I have towards Kane,” Keane was quoted by Metro UK as saying. “I think Kane is an amazing player. I think every club should be trying to sign him. Man United have got to sign him, I don’t care if it’s £120m – sign him. “But I don’t think he’s a good leader. I never saw him digging anyone out when he was at Spurs. I know people might g...
Swedish billionaire Ek preparing new takeover bid for Arsenal
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Swedish billionaire Ek preparing new takeover bid for Arsenal

Swedish billionaire Daniel Ek is preparing a new takeover bid for Arsenal. The Daily Mail says Ek is preparing to increase his Arsenal takeover bid to more than £2billion following his unsuccessful opening offer of £1.8bn last month. Ek claimed that under-fire Gunners owners the Kroenke family had told him that they 'didn't need the money' when he tried to buy the club last time. However, sources close to the Ek camp have disclosed that a second bid 'north of £2bn' is being readied and that they 'are not going anywhere and want to get a deal done'. Club insiders have admitted they are waiting for a second offer. Ek has Gunners legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira on his bid team. An offer of an extra £300million may well test the Kroenkes' resolve, despi...
Xavi explains why he has snubbed Barcelona twice after being offered managerial post
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Xavi explains why he has snubbed Barcelona twice after being offered managerial post

The Blaugrana legend has been offered a route back to Camp Nou on a couple of occasions, but those approaches were knocked back Xavi has been explaining why two offers from Barcelona to become their next manager were snubbed. The Liga giants have sounded out a familiar face on a couple of occasions in recent years when finding themselves in need of inspiration from the dugout. Both approaches have been knocked back, with a club legend who continues to cut his coaching teeth in Qatar with Al Sadd not yet of the opinion that the time is right to retrace his steps to Camp Nou.

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