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Fabregas: Messi deserves his happy ending at resurgent Barcelona
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Fabregas: Messi deserves his happy ending at resurgent Barcelona

The pair played together both throughout their youth careers at La Masia and on the senior stage at Camp Nou Cesc Fabregas wants a happy ending for Lionel Messi at Barcelona, but says his friend needs time to consider his "very personal decision" of whether to stay or leave Camp Nou. Messi is expected to remain at Barca, but with less than a month remaining on his current contract there is speculation that he could soon end up moving to Manchester City or PSG. Fabregas, who is close friends with Messi having grown up with him at Barcelona's academy, believes his former club are on the right path to convincing the legendary player to remain.
Bellingham becomes youngest ever to play at European Championship after England substitute appearance
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Bellingham becomes youngest ever to play at European Championship after England substitute appearance

The Borussia Dortmund midfielder replaced Harry Kane in the second half of the 1-0 win against Croatia on Sunday Jude Bellingham became the youngest ever to play at a European Championship when he came on for England on Sunday. The 17-year-old came off the bench to replace Harry Kane in his side's first game of the tournament against Croatia. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has also broken Michael Owen's record to become the youngest player to represent England at a major tournament.
Euro 2020: Details of Eriksen’s Chat with Denmark team-mates in hospital emerge
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Euro 2020: Details of Eriksen’s Chat with Denmark team-mates in hospital emerge

  Denmark playmaker, Christian Eriksen, FaceTimed his teammates urging them to resume their Euro 2020 clash with Finland, the UK Mirror reports. Eriksen collapsed during the first half in Copenhagen, sparking distressing scenes on the pitch. The 29-year-old was seen receiving CPR, while his teammates formed a barrier between him and any cameras. He was down on the pitch for over 10 minutes, before being stretched away and rushed to hospital. Eriksen is now awake and stable. The player even contacted the others, telling them to finish the game as they look for a winning start to the tournament. They eventually lost 1-0 to Finland.
Scotland to take the knee alongside rivals England before Euro 2020 clash
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Scotland to take the knee alongside rivals England before Euro 2020 clash

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

The Egypt international has been adjudged as the best-performing player in the English top-flight by football supporters Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been announced as the winner of 2020-21 Premier League PFA Fans' Player of the Year. The 28-year-old was again the stand-out performer for Jurgen Klopp’s men in the campaign, scoring 22 league goals and setting up five others. His effort was, however, not enough to help the Reds win the league title after finishing third behind Manchester United and winners Manchester City.
Euro 2020: Tension in France Camp as Mbappe ‘Rejects’ Giroud’s Apology
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Euro 2020: Tension in France Camp as Mbappe ‘Rejects’ Giroud’s Apology

  Kylian Mbappe has rejected an apology from his France teammate, Olivier Giroud, over remarks he made after their 3-0 win over Bulgaria on Tuesday. This has led to tension in the camp of the world champions, as they seek success in Euro 2020. Giroud came off the bench in the second half to score twice against the Bulgarians. After the game, the Chelsea striker said: “‘Sometimes you make the runs and the ball is not arriving. Perhaps we could have found each other better, there it is.” Mbappe was furious by his comments and even asked coach Didier Deschamps if he could call a press conference to give his side of the story, as he felt they were directed at him. RMC Sport reports Deschamps rejected his request, but the issue appears to have deepened. Giroud has ...
‘I love the pressure’ – James ready to carry Wales expectation after being on Manchester United fringes
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‘I love the pressure’ – James ready to carry Wales expectation after being on Manchester United fringes

The 23-year-old winger has struggled for regular playing time at Old Trafford but will be a key player for his country at Euro 2020 Daniel James says he loves playing under pressure as he gears up for Wales' opening game of Euro 2020. Wales will start their campaign with a match against Switzerland in Baku on Saturday. The 23-year-old winger played a limited role for Manchester United last season, making 15 Premier League appearances, but he is expected to be key for Robert Page's side this summer.
Algeria duo Atal and Ounas recover in time for Tunisia friendly match
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Algeria duo Atal and Ounas recover in time for Tunisia friendly match

After missing the Desert Foxes' outings at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium last week, the two players made to the trip to Tunis on Thursday Nice right-back Youcef Atal and Crotone midfielder Adam Ounas have recovered from the injuries and they are available for selection when Algeria battle Tunisia in an international friendly match on Friday. The duo missed the Desert Foxes’ victories against Mauritania and Mali on Thursday and Sunday, respectively, but they are now in contention for the warm-up encounter at the Stade Olympique de Rades. The Algerian Football Federation announced on Thursday that Atal and Ounas joined Djamel Belmadi's team for the trip to Tunis.
Spain defender Llorente tests negative for Covid-19 ahead of Euro 2020 opener
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Spain defender Llorente tests negative for Covid-19 ahead of Euro 2020 opener

The Leeds United player could link up again with the squad if he delivers two further negative tests in the coming days Spain defender Diego Llorente has tested negative for Covid-19 and could rejoin the squad if he delivers another two negative tests in the next 24 hours. The Leeds United player was forced to self-isolate when he had a positive result on Tuesday, the second Spain player to test positive for coronavirus after Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets. However, a further test has since tested negative which raises hopes his initial test was a false-positive, meaning he could return to training before the end of the week.
World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Nigeria will be ready for Liberia – Rohr
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World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Nigeria will be ready for Liberia – Rohr

After seeing his men hold the Indomitable Lions to a 0-0 draw, the German tactician is confident the Super Eagles will be ready for the Lone Star Nigeria will be ready for September’s World Cup qualifier against Liberia, according to coach Gernot Rohr. The German tactician disclosed this after the Super Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Cameroon in Tuesday’s international friendly. Despite relying on makeshift defenders, the three-time African champions ended the encounter at the Wiener Neustadt Stadium on a no winner, no vanquished note. Although Rohr rued the chances missed by his team – which he attributed to the absence of key players – he is upbeat that his team would be set when their quest to qualify for Qatar 2022 commences against their West African foes. “The result ...
USMNT boss Berhalter explains Musah’s Nations League omission and reveals Steffen injury diagnosis
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USMNT boss Berhalter explains Musah’s Nations League omission and reveals Steffen injury diagnosis

The Valencia midfielder was the only available field player not to feature in the wins over Mexico and Honduras Gregg Berhalter explained the decision to leave Yunus Musah out of the U.S. men's national team's two CONCACAF Nations League wins while also offering an update on the injury suffered by goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Musah was the only available USMNT outfield player not to appear in the team's wins over Honduras and Mexico, two games that would have officially cap-tied the midfielder to the U.S. Now, he'll almost certainly have to wait until the fall to be cap-tied, but Berhalter said that the Valencia starlet is taking it in stride and is expected to feature against Costa Rica on Wednesday.
Spain worry over Covid-19 after Llorente joins Busquets in testing positive ahead of Euro 2020
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Spain worry over Covid-19 after Llorente joins Busquets in testing positive ahead of Euro 2020

Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish FA, has admitted that there could be more coronavirus cases to come Diego Llorente has become the second Spain player to test positive for Covid-19 in recent days as kickoff of Euro 2020 fast approaches. The Spanish federation confirmed the Leeds defender's test results in a statement on Tuesday, two days after Busquets tested positive. The two results have raised the specter of further positives ahead of Spain's first Euros match against Sweden on Monday.
Diouf vs Mane: Weighing up the Senegal legends’ international legacies
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Diouf vs Mane: Weighing up the Senegal legends’ international legacies

The Liverpool attacker surpassed the ex-Teranga Lion recently in the national team’s scoring charts, prompting Goal to compare their accomplishments When you take aside Sadio Mane’s deserved criticism of the appalling conditions the Senegal side had to endure in their 3-1 win over Zambia on Saturday, the fact the Liverpool icon overtook El Hadji Diouf's 21 national team goals seemed to go largely under the radar. Mane’s 22nd strike for the Teranga Lions took him to fifth in their all-time charts and within 10 of surpassing Henri Camara’s 31 goals. Given he’s now 29, the Liverpool forward faces a race against time to become his nation’s top scorer, but it’s an accomplishment he’ll certainly have in his sights. Having said that, the country’s best player surpassing the great Diouf...
Ohale Scores, Oshoala, Chikwelu In Action As Barca Edge Madrid
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Ohale Scores, Oshoala, Chikwelu In Action As Barca Edge Madrid

Super Falcons star defender Osinachi Ohale was on target for Madrid but it was not enough as they lost 3-2 against Champions Barcelona, in Sunday’s Spanish women’s league game, Rushhoursport.com reports. It was Ohale’s second goal in Spain’s women’s top-flight this season. Also in action was Rita Chikwelu for Madrid and Falcons teammate and Barcelona treble winner Asisat Oshoala, who was replaced on 79 minutes. Ohale scored in the 38th minute to put Madrid 2-1 after Barca’s Bruna Vilamala (2nd minute) had cancelled Priscila Borja’s opener (1st minute) for the visitors. Madrid had a player sent off on 53 minutes as Sara Tui was shown a second yellow card. Barca took advantage of the sending off with Marta Torrejon and Patricia Guijarro scoring the second and third goals r...
Man Utd star Pogba backs Chelsea midfielder Kante to beat Messi & Ronaldo to Ballon d’Or
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Man Utd star Pogba backs Chelsea midfielder Kante to beat Messi & Ronaldo to Ballon d’Or

The Red Devils midfielder believes his fellow Frenchman should be recognised as the best player on the planet in 2021 Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba believes his fellow Frenchman N'Golo Kante deserves to beat the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the 2021 Ballon d'Or after inspiring Chelsea to Champions League glory. A hard-working 30-year-old has always seen his value recognised by those around him with club and country, but he can be an unsung hero when it comes to the handing out of prestigious individual prizes. Pogba feels the time has come for that to change, with the Red Devils star of the opinion that a man he won the World Cup alongside in 2018 is ready to be acknowledged as the best player on the planet.
Bruno Fernandes to get New Man Utd Shirt Number
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Bruno Fernandes to get New Man Utd Shirt Number

  Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, could be handed his dream shirt number next season, the UK Mirror reports. Fernandes has worn the number 18 since he arrived from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020. The Portugal international picked the number after joining in a £46.6million deal, and has not changed since. But this summer, he could take his preferred number 8 jersey, with Juan Mata on the verge of leaving. Mata has been restricted to the role of squad player in recent years, and there is interest in him from abroad. A return to Spain has been touted, as has a move to play in Major League Soccer.
Euro 2020: Wenger Names Favourite for Best Player award
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Euro 2020: Wenger Names Favourite for Best Player award

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has identified Chelsea’s Timo Werner as the favourite player to win the Euro 2020 player of the tournament. Wenger also said that he likes the quality of the Germany international’s movement on the pitch. Werner endured a mixed first season at Chelsea, scoring 12 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions for the west London club. “I like the quality of his runs,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS. “I like his movement, but he’s not… we see his conversion rate with the number of chances he has. “He’s not good enough to say, but he will be absolutely the favourite to be the player of the tournament [Euro 2020].” The Euro 2020 will kick off on June 11 – 11 July 2021. Germany is in Group F alongside France, Hungary and Portugal....
Nigeria vs Cameroon: 18 Super Eagles Players in Camp
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Nigeria vs Cameroon: 18 Super Eagles Players in Camp

  At least 18 Super Eagles players were in training on Tuesday, ahead of their international friendly against Cameroon on Friday. Captain Ahmed Musa who is now with Kano Pillars and Genk’s top scorer, Paul Onuachu, are yet to join the squad. This was confirmed by a tweet via the team’s official Twitter page. It read: Training today was good. 18 players trained. Super Eagles friendly with Cameroon under threat “Musa and Onuachu to fly in tomorrow.” Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, invited 24 players for the two games, which will be played June 4 and 8 respectively. However, up to six players have already pulled out of the squad. They include: Victor Osimhen, Tyronne Ebuehi, Ola Aina, Simy Nwankwo, Frank Onyeka and Samson Tijani. All the Super Eagles players...
Villarreal Gives Man United, Man City nod to Sign Torres
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Villarreal Gives Man United, Man City nod to Sign Torres

  Villarreal president, Fernando Roig, has given Manchester United or Manchester City the go-ahead to sign their player, Pau Torres, this summer transfer window. Roig, however, insisted that Torres will not leave Villarreal for a cut-price fee. Torres has attracted interest from several clubs, including Man United, City, Real Madrid and Barcelona, in the past. The centre-back is on Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s shortlist ahead of the transfer window, and the Red Devils have made the signing of a central defender one of their priorities this summer. Asked directly about the prospect of Torres joining Manchester City or Manchester United this summer, Roig told Spanish radio show El Transistor: “Yes, If they arrive with the money and the player wants to mo...
Chelsea in Shock Move for Barcelona’s Pjanic
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Chelsea in Shock Move for Barcelona’s Pjanic

  Chelsea are lining up a shock move for Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic. According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Pjanic is unlikely to be a Barcelona player next season, with the player subject of an offer from Chelsea. DAILY POST recalls that Pjanic has been linked to a transfer to Chelsea this summer. Barcelona are desperate to land Chelsea’s Jorginho this summer and have resolved to offer Pjanic in an exchange deal. Pjanic joined the Spanish giants last summer from Juventus in a move that saw Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo move the other way. The Bosnian international has since endured a torrid ten-month period, having struggled to establish himself in the plans of Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, in the recently-concluded 2020/21 campaign. ...
Watch Firefighters Rescue Footballer Dangling from 11th-floor Balcony While Trying Escape hotel Fire
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Watch Firefighters Rescue Footballer Dangling from 11th-floor Balcony While Trying Escape hotel Fire

Firefighters in Argentina rescued a footballer from an 11th-floor fire at the Hotel de las Americas in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, May 25. Francisco Duarte , 21, a player for Rentistas de Uruguay, was forced to observe mandatory isolation for COVID-19 at the Hotel de las Américas when the fire broke out in his room. AP reported that Duarte hung from his balcony as he tried to escape before firefighters raced to get rescue the footballer, who had tested positive for COVID-19. Two other players from the Rentistas squad evacuated the building by their own means. In a video released by the Buenos Aires City Hall, midfielder Francisco Duarte  is hanging at the balcony of his room on the highest floor, where thick smoke was coming out. With the help of a crane, firefighters w...
Osimhen Reacts as Gattuso Quits Napoli
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Osimhen Reacts as Gattuso Quits Napoli

  Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has bid farewell to Gennaro Gattuso, after he quit the Serie A club. Osimhen only worked with Gattuso for one year, after signing from Lille. The Nigerian initially with injuries and COVID-19, but eventually found form in Italy. Gattuso’s faith in Osimhen was key to his resurgence in a new league and the player has now taken to his Instagram to wish him well. “You have been instrumental towards my development,” Osimhen wrote. “Not just as a player but also as a man. “I really appreciate all you do for me on and off the pitch, I admired you as a player and to be able to work under you and call you my BOSS is something I will never forget in a rush. “I hold you on high esteem forever. I wish you all the very best on your new ...
Bologna vs Juventus: Why I Benched Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A Final day – Pirlo
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Bologna vs Juventus: Why I Benched Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A Final day – Pirlo

Juventus boss, Andrea Pirlo, has explained why he benched Cristiano Ronaldo in his side’s Serie A final day 4-1 victory against Bologna on Sunday. Ronaldo was an unused substitute as Juventus defeated Bologna to qualify for the Champions League ahead of Napoli, who played a 1-1 draw with Verona. Goals from Federico Chiesa, Adrien Rabiot and Alvaro Morata (2) ensured Pirlo’s men defeated Bologna at Renato Dall’Ara. But Pirlo is now insisting that he didn’t feature Ronaldo against Bologna because the Portugal captain was tired after playing Juventus’s Coppa Italia final 2-1 win against Atalanta last Wednesday. “For me, it was important to finish the job, winning the Coppa Italia and qualifying for the Champions League, which was a very important target,” Pirlo told DAZN. “...
Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea: Blues Narrowly Make Top Four Thanks to Spurs Win after Defeat at Villa
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Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea: Blues Narrowly Make Top Four Thanks to Spurs Win after Defeat at Villa

Chelsea squeezed into the top four spots despite losing 2-1 at Aston Villa, helped by London rivals Tottenham, who beat Leicester on a dramatic final day. Chelsea jumped in and out of the Champions League places over a topsy-turvy 90 minutes at Villa Park, despite being haunted by their former player Bertrand Traore on Sunday. Chelsea dominated the early stages as they camped in Villa's defensive third, but the hosts eventually took the sting out and went ahead through former Chelsea man Bertrand Traore's near-post effort from a low, well-worked corner (43). With Leicester and Liverpool also winning at the time, Chelsea were already fifth by the time Anwar El Ghazi converted a penalty to make it 2-0 after Traore had been tripped by Jorginho (52). Ben Chilwell clawed one bac...
Sir Alex Ferguson names Player he regrets not Signing for Man United
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Sir Alex Ferguson names Player he regrets not Signing for Man United

  Former Manchester United manager , Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he regrets not signing former England attacking midfielder, Paul Gascoigne during his time at Old Trafford. Gascoigne, popularly known as Gazza, enjoyed spells at Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Rangers, Middlesbrough, Burnley and Everton during his football career. Gazza was close to signing for Man United in the late-1980s and Ferguson believes the move would have been huge for the Premier League giants. Asked which player he regrets not signing for Man United, Ferguson told his former player Gary Neville for LADbibleTV: “Gascoigne, without question. “I think he was the best English player since Bobby Charlton. I think he was a fantastic player. ‘Unfortunately, we didn’t get him and I ...
UCL final: Man City’s Phil Foden names Toughest Chelsea Player
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UCL final: Man City’s Phil Foden names Toughest Chelsea Player

Ahead of their Champions League final clash in Porto, Manchester City forward, Phil Foden has named Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante as his toughest ever opponent and a ‘great’ midfielder. Foden has notched in 15 goals for Pep Guardiola’s star-studded City side this season, helping them win the Premier League champions. The 20-year-old England international is widely tipped to feature in this year’s Premier League team of the season and looks certain to appear in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad. However, the Englishman said he finds life difficult whenever he comes up against Kante. Both players will meet again on May 29 when Man City take on Chelsea for Champions League glory at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao. “It’s probably the most obvious one but Kante, man!” he told Sky Sports ...
Ronaldo gives his view on Mbappe and Haaland battle to be the world’s next best player
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Ronaldo gives his view on Mbappe and Haaland battle to be the world’s next best player

The Juventus superstar is reluctant to pick between the PSG and Dortmund forwards, with both on course to reach the very top of the game Cristiano Ronaldo has offered a diplomatic take on the battle between Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe to become the next best player on the planet. The Juventus and Portugal superstar knows what it takes to scale those heights, as a five-time Ballon d'Or winner with countless records to his name. The two exciting youngsters are looking to follow in his illustrious footsteps, and the baton of world's best players may soon be passed from Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the next generation.  
Why Liverpool need a Bruno Fernandes-style signing this summer
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Why Liverpool need a Bruno Fernandes-style signing this summer

The Reds have seen their Premier League dominance evaporate this season but one quality player could change everything for Jurgen Klopp's team The party felt as if it could go on forever. There was Mo Salah, shirtless in front of the Kop. There was Alisson Becker, sprinting 90 yards to join in the fun. There was Jurgen Klopp, beaming smile, fists pumping. Happy, relieved, conducting the orchestra.
Ismaila Sarr: Senegal striker scoops Watford awards
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Ismaila Sarr: Senegal striker scoops Watford awards

The 23-year-old walked home with two prizes during the Hornets’ end-of-the-season awards held on Tuesday evening Ismaila Sarr has been announced as Watford’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season. In his second season at the Vicarage Road, the Senegal international played a crucial role in the Hornets’ return to the English Premier League. For the Player of the Season accolade, he beat Kiko Femenia and Francisco Sierralta to second and third place respectively.
Neymar’s best years are behind him
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Neymar’s best years are behind him

The former Parc des Princes favourite has suggested that the world's most expensive player is now past his prime Neymar's "best years are behind him" according to David Ginola, who says the Brazilian's new deal will be meaningless unless Paris Saint-Germain can also tie Kylian Mbappe down to fresh terms. Neymar put an end to speculation over his future at Parc des Princes by signing a new four-season contract last week, which includes the option of an extra year. Ginola was pleased to see the 29-year-old commit to a long-term stay but thinks it's far more important for PSG to sort out an extension for Mbappe, who he believes still has a lot more potential to unlock.
Sevilla’s Rakitic matches Kanoute and Dirnei’s feat against Real Madrid
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Sevilla’s Rakitic matches Kanoute and Dirnei’s feat against Real Madrid

The Croatia international became the third Los Nervionenses player to score and assist against Los Blancos in a league game Ivan Rakitic has equalled Frederic Kanoute and Renato Dirnei’s Sevilla record against Real Madrid. The 33-year-old Croatian midfielder set up Fernando before finding the net in Sunday’s 2-2 La Liga draw with Zinedine Zidane’s men.
Ole Delighted to Deny City | Maguire Injury Concern
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Ole Delighted to Deny City | Maguire Injury Concern

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says denying Manchester City their title party on Sunday was the best part about Manchester United's 3-1 win at Aston Villa. United came from behind once again to win all three points at Villa Park thanks to second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes (pen), Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani, meaning City still need three points to secure the Premier League title. If United lose to either Leicester (Tuesday) or Liverpool (Thursday), or drop points in both games, City will be crowned champions, and even if United go on winning, City can still win the title by taking matters into their own hands by beating Newcastle on Friday night. But Solskjaer was glad not to arrive in Manchester on Sunday evening to a party on the blue side of the city. "That's a good thi...
Arsenal owner Kroenke retains confidence in manager Arteta
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Arsenal owner Kroenke retains confidence in manager Arteta

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke hasn't lost confidence in manager Mikel Arteta. Arsenal are now unlikely to qualify for any European football next season, and are bracing themselves for the financial implications. But The Sun says Kroenke is convinced that the former midfielder is the right man to lead the club forward. In order to help him do that, the owner have sanctioned a huge spending spree this summer. The report claims at least two or three big-name players will arrive through the doors at the Emirates this summer. Arsenal announced a whopping £47.8million annual loss in March to confirm their poor financial situation.
Tottenham striker Kane reaffirms trophy ambitions
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Tottenham striker Kane reaffirms trophy ambitions

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has reaffirmed ambitions to win trophies. Kane first declared such objectives upon winning the London Premier League Player of the Year award last year. He stated yesterday, "I have talked openly about it because it is so important. "That's why I play football and that's why I became a football player. To get the chance to lift the trophies and win the big matches. "However, it has not happened yet but I feel that I have the time on my side. I'm just looking ahead and I'm sure the titles will come."
Man.U. Owner Joel Glazer Writes Emotional 708-word letter to Fans Apologizing for the Way he’s run the Club in Wake of Failed European Super league
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Man.U. Owner Joel Glazer Writes Emotional 708-word letter to Fans Apologizing for the Way he’s run the Club in Wake of Failed European Super league

Manchester United owner Joel Glazer has written a 708-word letter to fans asking for forgiveness while vowing to work with them in order to take the club forward. Following the recent angry protests at Old Trafford in the wake of the clubs failed European Super league bid, Manchester United's Supporters Trust sent the Glazers a four-point plan outlining how they want the club run. The fans are angry that while the owners make so much money from the club they invest so little on players, increase the debt profile of the club and do not engage with fans. The fans also feel that the club's involvement in the failed European Super League was a stab to fans who made the club what it is today . Joel Glazer, who hardly makes speeches and avoids the spotlight or press, has ...
I feel sorry for Iheanacho – Tim Sherwood
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I feel sorry for Iheanacho – Tim Sherwood

Former Tottenham manager, Tim Sherwood, has said that Kelechi Iheanacho is now undroppable for Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. He, however, says he feels sorry for the Nigerian international because when the striker joined Leicester from Manchester City he thought he would play every minute at the King Power. Sherwood noted that though the dream of playing every game did not happen when the player expected it, Iheanacho is now an important member of the Leicester City squad. According to him, Brendan Rodgers can no longer afford to drop the Super Eagles star from the starting lineup. At a point many football lovers wrote off Iheanacho as he was scantily used as a sub, however, the Nigerian international has become the most important player at the King Power Stadium in t...
Real Madrid legend Raul wanted by Eintracht Frankfurt as their next coach
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Real Madrid legend Raul wanted by Eintracht Frankfurt as their next coach

  The former Spain international, who spent time in Germany with Schalke as a player, is being lined up for a return to the Bundesliga Real Madrid legend Raul, who is back with the Blancos as coach of their Castilla side, is wanted by Eintracht Frankfurt as their next manager, Goal has learned. It is understood that the former Spain international striker, who spent time in Germany with Schalke towards the end of his playing career, is being lined up for a return to the Bundesliga this summer. Initial talks between Eintracht and Raul have taken place, but further meetings have been put on hold until the end of the season as both parties work on ending 2020-21 on a positive note.
Chelsea to sell Alonso or Emerson Palmieri ahead of summer transfer spree
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Chelsea to sell Alonso or Emerson Palmieri ahead of summer transfer spree

Chelsea are keen to raise extra funds for transfers through player sales this summer and remain intent on offloading either Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri. The two left-backs have found themselves increasingly on the sidelines as Ben Chilwell, last summer's £50 million ($70m) signing from Leicester, is beginning to impress Thomas Tuchel. At the beginning of Tuchel's time in charge, Alonso ousted the England international from the starting XI but Chilwell has since fought back and reclaimed his place.
Ex-Arsenal Goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann Sacked by Hertha Berlin Over Racist Message to Dennis Aogo
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Ex-Arsenal Goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann Sacked by Hertha Berlin Over Racist Message to Dennis Aogo

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann has been sacked from Hertha Berlin’s supervisory board after referring to German television pundit Dennis Aogo as “a token black guy” in a WhatsApp message. Lehmann appeared to accidentally send a message to former German international Dennis Aogo which read: “Is Dennis actually your Quotenschwarzer(token black guy)?” Aogo posted a screenshot of the message on Instagram with the caption: “Wow, are you serious? This message was probably not meant for me.” Lehmann was sacked by Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, May 5, in a statement released by the club’s president, Werner Gegenbauer, which read: “Such statements are in no way representative of the values that Hertha BSC stands for. We distance ourselves from all forms of racism and welcome ...
‘I wouldn’t feel safe as a gay Chelsea player right now’
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‘I wouldn’t feel safe as a gay Chelsea player right now’

We Are The Shed, a die-hard group of Chelsea season ticket holders, may not be the most stereotypical allies to the LGBT+ community, But for Tracy Brown, co-chair of Chelsea Pride, they are invaluable. Brown, who has helped lead the Blues’ LGBT+ supporters’ group since 2016, is playing a key role in joining up with other Chelsea fan groups as they look to spread a message of equality among the Stamford Bridge faithful.
Aubameyang equals Sanchez’s Arsenal mark vs Newcastle United
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Aubameyang equals Sanchez’s Arsenal mark vs Newcastle United

The Gabon international was in fine form as the Gunners defeated the Magpies in Sunday’s English elite division outing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has matched Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal mark following his goal in the club’s 2-0 away defeat of Newcastle United on Sunday evening. With his effort against the Magpies, the African striker has now scored in all three of his matches against Steve Bruce’s men in the 2020-21 season. He is the first Arsenal player to score in three separate matches against an opponent in a single season since Sanchez versus Hull City in the 2014-15 campaign.
Kamaldeen: Ghana winger and Ajax and Lyon target makes history at Nordsjaelland
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Kamaldeen: Ghana winger and Ajax and Lyon target makes history at Nordsjaelland

The teenager been adjudged the best player in the Danish Superliga in April Ajax and Olympique Lyonnais Ghana target Kamaldeen Sulemana had become the first Nordsjaelland player to win the Danish Superliga Player of the Month and Young Player of the Month at the same time. The 19-year-old scooped the two awards for the month of April after a string of fine performances in the period under review. He netted five times in five matches.
Albion Rovers striker David Cox quits football over ‘abuse’ claim during Stenhousemuir game
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Albion Rovers striker David Cox quits football over ‘abuse’ claim during Stenhousemuir game

Albion Rovers' David Cox says he has quit football after claiming he was verbally abused about his mental health struggles by an opposition player. Cox, 32, left the stadium at half-time of his side's game with Stenhousemuir and said he was taunted about his previous attempts to take his own life. Stenhousemuir have brought the matter to the attention of the Scottish FA and started their own investigation. "The club is aware of a verbal altercation," the League 2 club said. "We have spoken to the players involved, David Cox (Albion Rovers) who was on the bench, and Jonathan Tiffoney (Stenhousemuir) who was playing. "Both players are making claims of serious and wholly inappropriate comments being made during the game that have implications for player wellbeing and mental...
Europa League: Unai Emery Name-checks 11 Arsenal Players Ahead of Semi-final
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Europa League: Unai Emery Name-checks 11 Arsenal Players Ahead of Semi-final

  Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has praised some of the players he worked with while at Arsenal. The Spaniard is preparing his side to face the Gunners in the Europa League semi-final. Emery spent 18 months at Arsenal, before being fired in November 2019 and replaced by Mikel Arteta. Having taken over at Villarreal last summer, Emery is bidding to take the club to their first major final at the expense of his former employees. He told UEFA: “Saka made his debut on 1 January [2019] against Fulham, which I remember we won 4-1. I think it kicked off at 12:30pm, and he played the last eight to 10 minutes and didn’t touch the ball. Now he’s establishing himself at a high level. “Many of the players I coached are still there. I have fond memories of them: Hector Bell...
Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal
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Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term deal with Premier League side, Arsenal. His current contract was set to run out this summer but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu convinced the player to commit his future to the club. The 19-year-old has an impressive record for Arsenal's U23s this season, scoring eight and providing two assists in 16 games. Balogun also made his first-team debut this season, scoring twice in six appearances for the senior side with both goals coming in the Europa League group stage, away at Molde and Dundalk. On the announcement, technical director Edu said: "It's great that Flo (Balogun) will continue to be with us. "He is a very promising young talent and has already shown so much quality in his perfo...
Video Shows the Fatal Accident that took Basketball Player, Terrence Clarke’s life
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Video Shows the Fatal Accident that took Basketball Player, Terrence Clarke’s life

Video has emerged showing the fatal car crash that took former University of Kentucky basketball player Terrence Clarke’s life. Clarke, the 19-year-old former UK Wildcats basketball player who recently declared for the 2021 draft, died in Los Angeles on April 22, 2021. According to Los Angeles police, the accident happened at 2:10 p.m. Pacific time when Clarke, speeding, ran a red light and hit another car before slamming into a utility pole and a wall. Clarke "was not wearing his seatbelt properly," police told WKYT, and was alone in the vehicle. Kentucky head coach John Calipari confirmed Clarke’s death, writing on Twitter: "I am absolutely gutted and sick tonight. I ask that everyone take a moment tonight to say a prayer for Terrence Clarke and his family. May he Rest In...
Leeds United vs Man United: Fred Warns Red Devils Players About Raphinha
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Leeds United vs Man United: Fred Warns Red Devils Players About Raphinha

Manchester United midfielder, Fred, has  warned the Red Devils players about Leeds United winger, Raphinha, ahead of both teams’ clash in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Fred said that it would help Man United if Raphinha can’t play the Premier League tie at Elland Road, adding that the 27-year-old is a great player. The 28-year-old and Raphinha are both from the same country, Brazil. Man United head to the game after beating Burnley 3-1 in their previous Premier League fixture. “Bruno has been talking about Raphinha ever since he arrived. They played together at Sporting,” Fred told the club’s official media. “He’s a great player having an amazing season, and a lot of clubs have their eye on him. I met him recently, a great guy, an excellent player but… I hope h...
Champions League: Peter Crouch Names Man City Player that has no Fear in Big Games
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Champions League: Peter Crouch Names Man City Player that has no Fear in Big Games

  Former Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch, has identified Phil Foden as the Manchester City player that has no fear in big games. Crouch said this on Wednesday night after Foden’s impressive displays in Man City’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Foden added a second goal against Dortmund to secure a place in the Champions League semi-finals for Pep Guardiola’s side after Riyad Mahrez had earlier equalised from the penalty spot. Man City will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final later this month. “He’s 20 years old, and he has absolutely no fear whatsoever [in big games],” Crouch told BT Sport. “Man City fans can relate to him, he’s a mainstay in the team, and that’s what fans want to see. He’s been fabulous this ...
Man Utd refuses to pay Cavani £2 million to leave Old Trafford
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Man Utd refuses to pay Cavani £2 million to leave Old Trafford

  Manchester United could have trouble offloading Edinson Cavani this summer, because of a newly revealed contract stipulation. The UK Mirror reports United would have to pay the Uruguay striker £2 million if he leaves Old Trafford at the end of this season, even if they want him to remain. The pay-out clause in Cavani’s contract might give the Red Devils second thoughts about letting the player cut his two-year deal short. Cavani is believed to be pushing for a move to Boca Juniors. The 34-year-old’s father cast doubt over his future with United last month, when he claimed his son was unhappy in England and would not be staying for a second season. Earlier this week, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, admitted Cavani has not yet made up his mind about his futu...
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: ‘I’ll be a Sevilla player until I die’ – Sergio Ramos
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: ‘I’ll be a Sevilla player until I die’ – Sergio Ramos

  Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has opened up on his relationship with his former club, Sevilla. Ramos said he will always be a Sevilla player until he dies. He also admitted that he has been left emotionally pained by the fallout from his move to Real Madrid. The 35-year-old defender swapped his boyhood club, Sevilla for Real Madrid in 2005. Speaking ahead of Real Madrid’s LaLiga El Clasico clash with Barcelona on Saturday evening, the Spain international said in his Amazon documentary, The Legend of Sergio Ramos, that “I know what Sevilla is and how the fans feel. “Nobody can tell me because I have experienced it since I was young. “All of the information was manipulated, and they lied to Sevilla. It was painful, not only for me but for my family. I’ll nev...

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