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AFCON 2021: Aubameyang Diagnosed with Minor Heart problem
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AFCON 2021: Aubameyang Diagnosed with Minor Heart problem

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was ruled out of Gabon’s clash with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations, after being diagnosed with a minor heart problem. Aubameyang missed their first Group C fixture against Comoros on Monday after testing positive for COVID-19. But the Gabonese federation announced that their captain along with Axel Meye and Nice’s Mario Lemina will also be sidelined for Friday’s game at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium. All three were diagnosed with COVID-19 recently and latest medical examinations showed they are dealing with minor heart problems as a result of the illness. The Gabonese Federation tweeted: “According to the CAF medical commission, the players Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina, just out of Covid, cannot take part i...
Eden Hazard takes fresh decision on leaving Real Madrid for Chelsea in January
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Eden Hazard takes fresh decision on leaving Real Madrid for Chelsea in January

Real Madrid ace, Eden Hazard, has ruled out any possibility of leaving the club for Chelsea in the January transfer window. According to AS, Hazard does not want to leave Real Madrid in the new year for Chelsea as he is expecting a new baby. The 30-year-old has been tipped to leave the Santiago Bernabeu over the past year for Chelsea. But any move in January is unlikely to happen as the Belgium international is awaiting the arrival of a new child and will not want to disrupt his family. Hazard has failed to make an impact since joining Real Madrid from Chelsea for £88.5 million in 2019. The attacking midfielder, who has been linked to a return to Chelsea, has been hampered by injuries throughout his time in Real Madrid. He is a Chelsea fan favourite and is...
Covid-hit Chelsea frustrated by Wolves draw
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Covid-hit Chelsea frustrated by Wolves draw

Chelsea were left frustrated by a 0-0 draw at Wolves that saw them slip further behind in the Premier League title race. Daniel Podence's first-half finish that was ruled out following a VAR check was as close as the game to a goal with incidents at a minimum in the Molineux fog. Chelsea pushed and probed for the goal but created very little against a resilient Wolves side and the draw means they are now six points adrift of leaders Manchester City. The build-up to the game had been overshadowed by Chelsea's failed attempt to get the match postponed because of seven positive Covid-19 cases in the squad. "It is very hard for us to understand," Thomas Tuchel told Sky Sports before the match. "We are very concerned about the health of the players."
Manchester United star, Scott McTominay ruled out of Scotland’s World Cup qualifier in Moldova with throat virus
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Manchester United star, Scott McTominay ruled out of Scotland’s World Cup qualifier in Moldova with throat virus

Manchester United star, Scott McTominay has been ruled out of Scotland's World Cup qualifier away to Moldova on Friday due to illness. Scotland manager Steve Clarke confirmed the Manchester United midfielder had been sent home from a training camp in Spain as he is suffering from a throat virus The 24-year-old could rejoin the squad this weekend ahead of Monday's home qualifier against Denmark, if he is deemed fit enough to return, while Kieran Tierney is available for selection. Speaking ahead of the Moldova trip, Clarke said: "Almost everyone is good. "Unfortunately, Scott McTominay has picked up a bit of a throat virus so we have sent Scott home to rest and recuperate and hopefully join us again at the weekend."
Man Utd suffer major injury blow ahead of Watford clash
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Man Utd suffer major injury blow ahead of Watford clash

Manchester United have suffered a major injury blow ahead of their Premier League clash with Watford on November 20. Man United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has been ruled out of France’s World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan on November 13 and Finland on November 16 after suffering a right thigh injury. Pogba was seen leaving Monday’s training session with team doctor Franck Le Gall. “Paul Pogba is forced to withdraw from France’s next two games at the Parc des Princes against Kazakhstan and against Finland in Helsinki,” a statement from the French Football Federation read. Pogba is being replaced in France’s squad by AS Roma’s Jordan Veretout. The 28-year-old missed Man United’s last two Premier League games against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Meanwhile, Franc...
Leeds beat woeful Watford for first PL win of the season
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Leeds beat woeful Watford for first PL win of the season

Leeds got their first Premier League win of the season, beating Watford 1-0 at Elland Road, after the visitors had a goal ruled out for a contentious foul. After a ninth-place finish in the last campaign, Leeds had found themselves in the bottom three early on this time around. They had never lost their opening seven games of a top-flight season, and the pressure for three points was on. But it was a dominant performance from the hosts, who looked to be getting back to their best, and they deservedly went ahead through the returning Diego Llorente (18) Watford looked lethargic and made numerous errors throughout, even without two of their three substitutions being made due to injury. They did find the net in the second half in their best five-minute spell, but Christian Kabase...
Super Eagles’ midfielder Etebo ruled out of AFCON
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Super Eagles’ midfielder Etebo ruled out of AFCON

Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has been ruled out of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Etebo was forced off injured during Watford’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday. The Nigeria international was replaced by compatriot Emmanuel Dennis in the match. Watford, in a statement on their official website, confirmed his injury. “Midfielder Peter Etebo tore a quad muscle towards the end of the Newcastle United game last weekend and is expected to be out for between four to five months,” the club wrote. With this, he will miss at least 17 English top-flight fixtures for the Hornets.
Man City vs Southampton: VAR denies Saints penalty in goalless draw
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Man City vs Southampton: VAR denies Saints penalty in goalless draw

Manchester City were unable to convert dominance into goals as they were held to a goalless draw with Southampton. The home side controlled possession in the first half and came closest to scoring through Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling. Southampton were awarded a penalty on 61 minutes when Kyle Walker fouled Adam Armstrong, for which he was shown a red card. However, both decisions were overturned after referee Jonathan Moss reviewed on the pitch-side monitor. Sterling fired home at the other end late on, but his strike was ruled out for offside. A first draw of the season for Man City puts them second on 10 points, while Southampton drop to 15th with four points.
Malaysian Prime Minister resigns as political crisis escalates
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Malaysian Prime Minister resigns as political crisis escalates

Malaysia's Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday August 16 resigned from his position after months of political turmoil. Muhyiddin offered his resignation to the King after holding a special meeting with his cabinet. This follows months of political instability that led to the loss of his majority in parliament. His resignation also hampers efforts to reboot a pandemic-stricken economy and curb a resurgence of COVID-19 infections. He said in a televised address that he had submitted his resignation to the king because he had failed to maintain the confidence of a majority of lawmakers. The Southeast Asian nation's King has now appointed Muhyiddin as the caretaker prime minister until a new premier can be found, but did not give a timeline. King Al-Sultan Abdullah ruled out...
Murray named Lions captain After Jones Ruled Out of tour
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Murray named Lions captain After Jones Ruled Out of tour

Conor Murray has been named as British & Irish Lions captain after Alun Wyn Jones was ruled out of the tour of South Africa. Wales' Adam Beard and Josh Navidi have been called into the 37-man touring squad to replace Jones and Justin Tipuric, who was also ruled out by an injury sustained in the Lions' warm-up match against Japan on Saturday. Jones, who was set to go on his fourth tour, dislocated his shoulder in the opening minutes of the game, while Tipuric also suffered a shoulder problem in the first half. Jones was set to go on his fourth Lions tour before the injury setback Skipper Jones suffered the injury while being cleared out of a ruck and was escorted from the pitch by medics. A post on the Lions' official Twitter account read: "Meet our new Lions ...
Eden Hazard takes final Decision on Returning to Chelsea
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Eden Hazard takes final Decision on Returning to Chelsea

Real Madrid star, Eden Hazard, has ruled out any possibility of making a return to Chelsea this summer. Reports in Spain had earlier claimed that the Belgium international is looking to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season and his preference is to return to Chelsea. Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea in a £130 million deal in 2019, but he is now seen as a flop by many Real Madrid fans, having struggled to make an impact during his time in the Spanish capital. The 30-year-old started only seven games in La Liga this season, while Los Blancos ended the campaign without a trophy for the first time since 2010. Reacting to the development, Hazard said he is determined to ‘prove himself’ at Real Madrid. “Everyone knows that my first two years were not good, so first ...
Oshoala Becomes First Nigerian to Win Champions League title
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Oshoala Becomes First Nigerian to Win Champions League title

  Asisat Oshoala on Sunday, became the first Nigerian and African to win the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The 26-year-old was introduced from the bench in the 71st minute, as they defeated Chelsea 4-0 in the final. Barca had taken the lead within one minute, after Melanie Leupolz diverted the ball into her own net. Alexia Putellas, Aitana Bonmati and Caroline Graham Hansen also added more goals in the first half. Oshoala added a fifth goal in the final minutes, but her effort was ruled out for offside. Barca had lost the 2019 final to Lyon.
Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  The Premier League Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) has explained why Cavani’s goal was disallowed in the Manchester United clash with Tottenham on Sunday. The goal was ruled out after a VAR review showed that Scott McTominay’s fouled Son Heung-min. Cavani thought he had put United in the lead against Tottenham in the first half, but the Uruguayan’s effort was disallowed after McTominay’s hand caught Son in the build-up to the goal. Referee Chris Kavanagh used the pitch-side monitor to rule out the goal and at half time, the PGMOL supported VAR’s and referee’s decision. It explained that that McTominay’s arm movement was unnatural. A statement from the PGMOL to Sky Sports read: “It wasn’t part of McTominay’s natural running movement and it was ca...
Arsenal star, Bukayo Saka Ruled out of England Clash with Hamstring Injury
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Arsenal star, Bukayo Saka Ruled out of England Clash with Hamstring Injury

Bukayo Saka has been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Thursday, March 25. The Three Lions have three qualifiers coming up in the next 10 days, starting with San Marino, and will be without the 19-year-old winger/left-back who has to remain at Arsenal to continue his recovery from a hamstring injury. Saka played 74 minutes of Arsenal’s 3-3 draw with West Ham last Sunday before he picked up the hamstring injury. England will also face Albania and Poland during the international break and coach Gareth Southgate will be hoping that Saka will be available for those two fixtures. England could also be without Marcus Rashford against San Marino as the Manchester United forward is struggling with a foot injury. The 23-year-old did not take part in We...
Robert Lewandowski Ruled Out Of UCL Return Leg Against Chelsea
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Robert Lewandowski Ruled Out Of UCL Return Leg Against Chelsea

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski will miss the second leg of their Champions League tie against Chelsea after being ruled out for four weeks with a leg injury. The Poland international assisted two Serge Gnabry goals and scored a third as Bayern won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg on Tuesday. Bayern said he fractured his tibia near his left knee joint during the game. The 31-year-old is likely to miss at least six matches. Bayern - who are one point above RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga - play four league games, a German Cup quarter-final tie with Schalke and the second leg against Chelsea on 18 March in the next four weeks. Lewandowski has scored 39 goals in just 33 games for Bayern this season.
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Hazard Ruled Out Of The First El Clasico Of The Season With Injury

Eden Hazard has been ruled out of the first El Clasico of the season with his leg injury much worse than initially feared. It was first reported that the Belgian - who sustained the injury on 27 November and it was expected initially that he would be out for just one week, but now Cadena Cope say he will miss Real Madrid’s game against Barcelona on 18 December. Hazard was withdrawn after 70 minutes after being caught by Paris Saint-Germain defender and his fellow Belgian international teammate Thomas Meunier during their Champions League draw last week. Zinedine Zidane stated in his post-match press conference that he is concerned by the injury but initial tests revealed the injury is not as bad as first feared. Diario AS then reported the following day that the attacking s...
Francis Uzoho Ruled Out For 6months After Injury During Brazil Friendly
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Francis Uzoho Ruled Out For 6months After Injury During Brazil Friendly

Super Eagles shot-stopper Francis Uzoho will be sidelined for six months after damaging his ligament during Nigeria’s friendly against Brazil’s Selecao on Sunday, October 13, at the Singapore National Stadium. Uzoho landed awkwardly in the 62nd minute after contesting for the ball with Brazil’s Casemiro inside the box and was stretched off as he could not continue the game.
Mohamed Salah Ruled Out For Barcelona Clash
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Mohamed Salah Ruled Out For Barcelona Clash

Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final, second-leg tie with FC Barcelona on Tuesday, Jürgen Klopp has confirmed. The Egyptian was forced from the pitch with a head injury during Saturday evening’s 3-2 victory at Newcastle United and will not be available for the meeting with the La Liga champions. The Reds are also without the services of Roberto Firmino, who is continuing to recover from a muscle injury. “Both are not available for tomorrow," Klopp told his pre-match press conference at Anfield on Monday. “It’s a concussion [for Salah], so that means he would not even be allowed to play. That’s it, that’s all. “He feels OK, but it is not good enough from a medical point of view, that’s all. He is desperate and everything, but we cannot do ...
Mikel Obi Ruled Out Of The Season With Muscle Injury
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Mikel Obi Ruled Out Of The Season With Muscle Injury

Super Eagles captain Mikel John Obi has been ruled out for the remainder of the CSL season after picking up a muscle injury in training. The Super Eagles skipper did not participate in full training on Tuesday but jogged on the sidelines, fueling speculation that he is not in good physical condition. The injury will come as a big blow for Tianjin coach Uli Stielike who will no doubt miss the services of the experienced midfielder with Tianjin Teda desperately looking for a win having gone their last 11 matches without a win. Mikel hoped that his side will beat the drop despite their poor run of form. “We are in a difficult situation right now. We know the importance of the remaining matches. I’m solidly behind the team and I believe the guys will do the job on the pitch and...
Moses Ruled Out Of Russia World Cup
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Moses Ruled Out Of Russia World Cup

Moses Simon, one of the players in the 30-man shortlist, has been ruled out the World Cup. Simon who plays for Belgian Jupiter League side, Gent, will not be making the trip to London for the friendly against England, let alone the World Cup in Russia. Rohr confirmed to Premium Times in Port Harcourt that Simon’s World Cup dreams is over “It is unfortunate Moses Simon will not be traveling with the team on Tuesday because he is down with an injury,” Rohr said on Sunday “The nature of his injury is such that he won’t be recovering quickly enough to make the World Cup,” he added. The German tactician is expected to drop four more players after Monday’s friendly game against DR Congo.

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