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Real Sociedad Players Give Copa De Rey Trophy To Hospital Workers
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Real Sociedad Players Give Copa De Rey Trophy To Hospital Workers

Real Sociedad Players, and President gave their Copa Del Rey Trophy to hospital workers in San Sebastien, Spain. Real Sociedad Club president Jokin Aperribay, Coach Imanol Alguacil and the four captains of the squad were present at the Donostia de San Sebastian Hospital. They offered their Copa del Rey Trophy won, as recognition to health workers who have been fighting against the pandemic for over a year. Real Sociedad organized the emotional event in the best way possible as the health workers celebrated outside the hospital. Illarramendi and Oyarzabal were also at the hospital to present the trophy. A Real Sociedad player said to the health workers: “We want to thank you all working, for fighting in the front row against the pandemic." Watch Video; h...
Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto
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Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, has warned Thomas Tuchel’s men following their Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory over FC Porto on Wednesday night in Spain. Mount, who scored a goal against Porto, cautioned the Blues players that it was ‘only half-time’ and their work was far from complete in the Champions League last-8. Two goals from Mount and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea the first-leg advantage ahead of the second-leg next Tuesday. “A very important game for us and me personally, to get my first goal in the Champions League,” Mount told Virgin Media Sport. “It was probably a long time coming, I have been waiting for the moment, and I am delighted it’s come tonight in a big win. “To keep a clean sheet as well going into the second leg, it’s a big perfor...
Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto
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Tuchel Speaks on Ben Chilwell’s Performance after Chelsea’s Win Over Porto

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has commented on Ben Chilwell’s performance following his side’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory against Porto on Wednesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Tuchel said he was pleased with Chilwell’s display against Porto, adding that the England left-back was impressive. Chelsea defeated Porto, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal and Chilwell’s second-half strike. Tuchel’s men will now take on Porto in the second leg next Tuesday in the same venue. “I was really pleased with Chilly [Ben Chilwell] for applying pressure and forcing the error which gave him the opportunity to score,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “He pushed on, finished well and scored a big away goal for us. “He showed a lot of composure becaus...
Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie
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Porto vs Chelsea: Tuchel announces strong squad for Champions League tie

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named a strong squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final’s first-leg tie on Wednesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that has the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount to lead the midfield for the Blues against Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had knocked Atlético Madrid out from the Champions League last-16 in March, while Porto eliminated Juventus. Tuchel’s side head to the game after losing 5-2 to West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Toni Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy C...
Pep Guardiola Chooses Between Messi, Haaland
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Pep Guardiola Chooses Between Messi, Haaland

  Manchester City have abandoned their quest to land Lionel Messi from Barcelona. Pep Guardiola now favours a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, according to the UK Mirror. Messi had long been linked with a reunion with his former manager since last year, when he tried to engineer a move away from Spain. City were one of Messi’s two feasible destinations alongside Paris Saint-Germain. Now however, with talk that Messi may yet remain at Camp Nou, City have moved to make Haaland their first choice. Haaland’s representatives are expected to fly into England to hold talks with up to four clubs, as Haaland looks set to depart Borussia Dortmund imminently.
Erling Haaland’s Agent, Mino Raiola & Father Arrive In Barcelona For Talks
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Erling Haaland’s Agent, Mino Raiola & Father Arrive In Barcelona For Talks

Borussia Dortmund Star Erling Haaland's father Alfie Haaland, and agent Mino Raiola have arrived in Spain for Barcelona talks. Haaland is expected to become a player in demand by many clubs at the end of the season. He has now scored 49 goals for Borussia Dortmund since he arrived from RB Salzburg. Clubs like Chelsea, PSG, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Manchester City are all interested in signing the 20-year-old. However, Barcelona's new president Joan Laporta has now taken the first step by meeting Haaland’s representatives in Spain today. Haaland's agent and father arrived in Barcelona in the early hours of today and were picked up by Barcelona staffs from the airport. Mino Raiola, Alfie Haaland, and Joan Laporta held a two hours meeting to discuss the plans ...
Ronaldo Close to Breaking Ali Daei’s Record after Portugal’s Victory against Luxembourg
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Ronaldo Close to Breaking Ali Daei’s Record after Portugal’s Victory against Luxembourg

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, is closing in on the Iranian, Ali Daei’s record of 109 goals- the most ever in men’s international football after scoring in his side’s World Cup qualifier 3-1 win against Luxembourg on Tuesday night. A goal from Ronaldo and a strike each from Diogo Jota and João Palhinha ensured Portugal defeated Luxembourg at Josy Barthel Stadium. Ronaldo’s goal against Luxembourg means the Juventus star now has 103rd goal for Portugal. The former Real Madrid star has now scored for Portugal in every calendar year since his first international goal in 2004 and moved six away from tying the all-time scoring record for a men’s national team. Reacting after the game, Ronaldo, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, wrote, “Important victory towards our goal. C...
Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves
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Cristiano Ronaldo could make shock move to Wolves

  English Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers could sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus this summer, according to Express UK. According to the newspaper, this is following decisions by Real Madrid and Manchester United hierarchy not to resign the Portugal captain for their separate clubs. Ronaldo spent six seasons at Manchester United before moving to Spain to join Real Madrid. He helped the Red Devils to three straight Premier League titles as well as the 2008 Champions League crown. But Express Sport understands that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would not want to pursue Ronaldo, with Borussia Dortmund striker, Haaland currently their priority. The report noted that Wolves have signed several clients of Ronaldo’s agent, Mendes, in recent years and the P...
Venues for Liverpool, Man Utd away matches in UCL, Europa League confirmed
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Venues for Liverpool, Man Utd away matches in UCL, Europa League confirmed

Liverpool and Manchester United will be free to fly into Spain to take on Real Madrid and Granada in the Champions League and Europa League respectively. SportsMail reports the ban on flights from the UK in Spain is set to be lifted next week. Liverpool played both legs of their Champions League last 16 tie against RB Leipzig on neutral ground at the Puskas Arena in Budapest. United, meanwhile, played their last 32 Europa League away leg last month against another Spanish side, Real Sociedad, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. But the Red Devils will travel to Spain to face Granada, after the country’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his government announced the lifting of the restrictions. The travel ban on arrivals by air and sea from the UK has been in place since Dece...
Spain to Launch Trial of Four-day Working Week with no Pay Reduction
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Spain to Launch Trial of Four-day Working Week with no Pay Reduction

Spain is set to become the first country to experiment with a 32-hour workweek, which would allow workers to spend less time at the office without any change in pay. With 8 hours of work put in per work day (9 - 5), this means 4 work days per week, rather than the standard 5 work days per week. The test run was proposed by Más País, a left-wing party that has argued that longer hours don’t necessarily lead to higher productivity. Más País is now in talks with the government to figure out the exact details of the arrangement. According to Spanish media outlets, the pilot program is intended to reduce employers’ risk by having the government make up the difference in salary when workers switch to a four-day schedule. "Spain will be the first country to undertake a trial of...
Why I Always Pass the Ball to Messi – Pedri
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Why I Always Pass the Ball to Messi – Pedri

Barcelona youngster, Pedri, has said that he always tries to pass the ball to captain Lionel Messi when he gets it because every time the Argentine touches the ball, something happens. Pedri, who was called up to the Spain national team for the first time on Monday, said this following Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Huesca in the LaLiga at Camp Nou last night. The 18-year-old also praised Messi for the records he achieved against Huesca. “To play alongside Leo [Messi] is an absolute joy,” Pedri said at a post-match press conference after the game. “I enjoy going to training every day. “Whenever I get it [ball], I try to pass to him because every time he touches the ball, something happens. “It’s absolutely crazy what he’s achieving. He’s the best player in the world.” Barce...
Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa Suffers Another Major Setback
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Chelsea Goalkeeper, Kepa Suffers Another Major Setback

Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, has suffered another major setback on Monday after he was snubbed by Spain ahead of this month’s international break. Kepa, who is currently behind Edouard Mendy in Chelsea’s choice of goalkeepers at Stamford Bridge, was not invited by Spain coach, Luis Enrique, for their World Cup qualifiers against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo. The 26-year-old has been regularly called up despite usually playing second fiddle to Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, but this time he has missed out. However, Enrique instead included Brighton’s Robert Sánchez and Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simón in the list ahead of Kepa. Spain’s squad against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo: Goalkeepers: De Gea, Robert Sánchez, Unai Simón Defenders: Pedro Porro, Eri...
Barcelona Table Pre-contract Offer for Aguero
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Barcelona Table Pre-contract Offer for Aguero

  Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, has had a pre-contract offer from Barcelona, TyC Sports reports. Aguero’s deal at The Etihad ends on June 30 and he could return to Spain next season. Newly-elected Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, wants to unite Leo Messi with Aguero, his compatriot and friend. Although Messi’s future is still up in the air, if Aguero comes, it could help to convince the Barca captain. “Leo is not guided by money,” said Laporta on various occasions. This season, Aguero has played only 331 across 11 games, as he continued to struggle with injuries.
What I told PSG players at half-time during 1-1 draw with Barcelona – Pochettino
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What I told PSG players at half-time during 1-1 draw with Barcelona – Pochettino

  Mauricio Pochettino has revealed what he told his players at half-time during their hard fought 1-1 with Barcelona in Paris on Wednesday. Having won the first leg 4-1 in Spain, the French club needed to stop Lionel Messi-led Barcelona from a dramatic comeback as they did in 2017. And Pochettino said he warned his players against letting that happen after Kylian Mbappe had cancelled out Messi’s opener and with the Argentine missing from the spot at the stroke of half time “We suffered a lot in the first half,” Pochettino told RMC Sport. “We struggled with the first pass. “I asked them to play. Of course I was not happy, I told the players that, but sometimes it happens and we were more combative in the second half. The important thing is that we are through. We ...
Why Solskjaer Will not Play De Gea in Man Utd’s Next Six Matches
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Why Solskjaer Will not Play De Gea in Man Utd’s Next Six Matches

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will start Dean Henderson for their next six fixtures, as first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea attends to “personal issues”, MEN reports. Henderson has barely featured since he returned to Old Trafford from a loan spell at Sheffield United. De Gea was missing for the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night which allowed the 23-year-old to step in. It is understood that Henderson was told before the stalemate that he could start the next six games. That will include this Sunday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad. The six-match period will also include both legs of their Europa League tie with AC Milan, a visit of West Ham and the FA Cup tie with Leicester. De Gea is believed to have returned to Spain to b...
‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes
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‘Thiago is more suited to Man Utd’ – Liverpool star not a ‘Klopp-type player’, says Scholes

The former Red Devils midfielder doesn't believe that the Spain international fits into the Merseysiders' current system Thiago Alcantara is "more suited to Manchester United", according to Paul Scholes, who claims the Liverpool star is not a "Jurgen Klopp-type player". Much was expected of Thiago when he arrived at Anfield for £20 million ($28m) from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has so far struggled to live up to expectations in the famous red shirt. It has been suggested that the Spain international has slowed Liverpool down in the final third while playing on the right of a midfield three, with Scholes of the opinion that he would fit in better at United in a more central role.
Todibo says Barcelona struggles are ‘not my problem’ as defender seeks permanent transfer
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Todibo says Barcelona struggles are ‘not my problem’ as defender seeks permanent transfer

The Frenchman is currently on loan at Nice, having struggled to make an impact in Spain, and admits to paying little attention to events at Camp Nou Jean-Clair Todibo admits to paying little attention to goings on at Barcelona after being sent out on loan again, with the defender, who is seeking a permanent transfer in the summer, saying that struggles at Camp Nou in 2020-21 are “not my problem”. The French centre-half was considered to be a hot prospect when snapped up by the Blaugrana from Toulouse in 2019, but little game time has been seen for – leading to loan moves being made elsewhere. Todibo is currently back in his homeland at Nice and admits that he would like to see a deal done that prevents him from having to head back to Catalunya at the end of the current campaign....
Champions League: Pochettino Reveals Conversation With Messi after PSG Defeated Barcelona
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Champions League: Pochettino Reveals Conversation With Messi after PSG Defeated Barcelona

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has revealed that he exchanged pleasantries with Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi after his team defeated the La Liga giants 4-1 in the Champions League round of 16 first leg tie earlier this week in Spain. Pochettino also said that he didn’t have any discussion with Messi about the 33-year-old’s future at Barcelona amid interests from PSG. Messi’s contract at Barcelona will expire at the end of the season, and PSG are the frontrunners for the Argentine captain’s signature. Messi and Pochettino did cross paths immediately after the full-time whistle at Camp Nou, but the PSG boss is now saying that they only said ‘hello and goodbye’. “With Messi, we just said hello and goodbye,” Pochettino told Spanish outlet Tot Cos...
Man City Deny Offering Messi £430m Deal
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Man City Deny Offering Messi £430m Deal

Manchester City have denied offering Lionel Messi a £430 million contract. The 33-year-old tried to force a move away from Spain last summer and was heavily linked with City, where his former boss and mentor, Pep Guardiola works now. However, it is looking increasingly likely Messi will now leave at the end of the season. According to The UK Sun, City offered the 33-year-old a five-year deal worth £600m last summer, but have now tabled a new package of £430m. The report claims the Premier League leaders are not prepared to match their previous offer due to the financial climate and that Messi is another year into his career. But a City spokesperson has denied those claims, insisting there have been no offers made, either in the summer or since. Messi is Barca’s highes...
Woman stabbed to death by her jealous ex-boyfriend after he saw her on a Tinder date with another man
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Woman stabbed to death by her jealous ex-boyfriend after he saw her on a Tinder date with another man

A woman was stabbed to death by her jealous ex-boyfriend after he saw her on a Tinder date with another man, a court heard   Cruise line worker, Cristina Ortiz-Lozano was killed in a 'frenzied' attack after being followed home by ex-lover Abdelaziz El Yechioui Ourzat, prosecutors said.   A jury was told he had been caught on CCTV "hiding in the shadows" outside a pub where she had gone with a man she met on the dating app.   He then allegedly followed the couple as they went back to her house before following her inside and stabbing her 23 times with a kitchen knife while her date waited outside.   Prosecutor Kerry Maylin told Winchester Crown Court in Hampshire, England that Ourzat, 30, was "a jealous ex-boyfriend in a fit of rage who conducted ...
Pellistri Leaves Old Trafford, Solskjaer Reacts
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Pellistri Leaves Old Trafford, Solskjaer Reacts

Manchester United has confirmed that winger, Facundo Pellistri, has left Old Trafford to join Spanish club, Alaves on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 season. Man United made the announcement in a statement via its website on Sunday ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Tuesday. The statement read in part: “We wish Facundo all the best for his spell with Alaves in Spain, and look forward to following his progress.” Pellistri, 19, signed a five-year contract with Man United in the summer of 2020. He made a series of impressive appearances for Man United’s Under-23s side over the last few months. Reacting, Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, told Man United’s official website: “Our scouts have followed Facundo for a long time and we believe tha...
Our recession will be shortlived- Lai Mohammed
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Our recession will be shortlived- Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal government is confident that with the intervention policies, with the fiscal and monetary interventions have been put in place, the current economic recession will be short-lived.   The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS had two days ago said that Nigeria’s economy has slipped into another recession, the second time since 2016.   Speaking during an interview with NTA today November 25, Mohammed said the recession is inevitable due to the global collapse in oil prices occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. He said other countries like Finland, Hungary, Spain, and others have gone into recession due to the fall in the price of crude oil worldwide.   “It is true we are in a reces...
Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona
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Revealed: Why Man City refused to sell Garcia to Barcelona

The Spain international defender can leave for nothing at the end of the season but a late bid from the Liga giants was still rejected Manchester City would rather keep Eric Garcia as an extra member of the squad than sell him on the cheap after turning down Barcelona’s deadline-day move for the defender. Barca identified the Spain international as their top defensive target and made a late offer which reached around £9 million ($12m), plus add-ons. The offer was seen as unsatisfactory, however, as, while £4.5m of the add-on fees were seen as being realistically achievable, the final £2.7m was deemed practically impossible.
Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid
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Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona. The 33 year old Uruguay international signed a two-year contract with the club on Friday after passing his medical. The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014, winning the Champions League title in his first season in Spain.
Leeds sign £23m Real Sociedad star Llorente
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Leeds sign £23m Real Sociedad star Llorente

The Whites had been eager to add another defensive option to their ranks at Elland Road, with Marcelo Bielsa turning his attention towards Spain Leeds have completed the signing of Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente for a fee in the region of €25 million (£23m/$29m). Marcelo Bielsa was eager to add some steel to his starting XI, with the goals having flowed at both ends of the field through the early weeks of the 2020-21 campaign. Indeed, Leeds have been involved in back-to-back 4-3 thrillers after returning to the English top flight, with a narrow defeat suffered at defending champions Liverpool before then edging out Fulham at Elland Road.
‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian
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‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian

The Reds goalkeeper is delighted to have a Spain international alongside him on Merseyside, with another notable transfer coup completed Thiago Alcantara is a “world-class” talent and has linked up with Liverpool in order to enhance his reputation as a “winner”, says Reds goalkeeper Adrian. Jurgen Klopp has added another match-altering talent to his ranks at Anfield. Thiago, as one of the finest manipulators of a ball in the global game, has added his considerable ability to a star-studded squad on Merseyside.
Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness
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Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness

The veteran director has suggested that there is increasingly a pattern of underhand dealing in the transfer market Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hit out at Liverpool and Manchester United, claiming that they are trying to “blackmail” the German side into selling midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The former Barcelona player has been a cornerstone of Bayern’s success in recent years, which culminated in August as they won the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon. The 29-year-old Spain international has been closely linked with a switch to Liverpool in recent weeks, but Hoeness has suggested that there has been some foul play at work.
‘Liverpool will get Thiago for close to £20m’ – Carragher confident deal with Bayern will be done
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‘Liverpool will get Thiago for close to £20m’ – Carragher confident deal with Bayern will be done

The Anfield legend believes the Reds will sign the Spain international “on their terms”, with a move set to be made late in the summer window Liverpool will do a deal for Thiago Alcantara “on their terms”, says Jamie Carragher, with the Reds legend confident that the midfielder will be snapped up from Bayern Munich in a deal worth around £20 million ($26m). A move to Anfield for the Spain international continues to be mooted in the current transfer window. Jurgen Klopp is said to have indentified the 29-year-old as a top target, with the Premier League champions looking to add even more graft and guile to their engine room.
17 Year-Old Ansu Fati Breaks 95 Year-Old Record As He Scores For Spain
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17 Year-Old Ansu Fati Breaks 95 Year-Old Record As He Scores For Spain

Barcelona forward Ansu Fati broke a 95-year national record to become Spain's youngest goalscorer at the age of 17 years and 311 days against Ukraine. Fati - also the youngest goalscorer in Champions League history and Barcelona's youngest scorer in La Liga - curled home a fine 20-yard shot off the post on his first start. He had already won a penalty, scored by Sergio Ramos, as he became the youngest player to start a Nations League match. Ramos added a header in the win. The Real Madrid defender has now incredibly scored 10 goals in his last 15 caps. The 34-year-old has 23 goals for his country, as many as the great Alfredo di Stefano. Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, 19, made his debut as a second-half substitute while new City signing Ferran Torres scored a late ...
Arsenal to complete Ceballos transfer as Real Madrid star arrives for medical
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Arsenal to complete Ceballos transfer as Real Madrid star arrives for medical

The Spain international will spend a second successive season on loan with the Gunners having impressed in the second half of the 2019-20 campaign Dani Ceballos will soon be announced as an Arsenal player again after arriving in England to undergo a medical and complete his return to the Gunners. The Spain international will spend a second successive season on loan with Mikel Arteta’s side having rejected several offers to go elsewhere during the summer. It is understood that Arsenal will cover all of the 24-year-old’s wages while he is north London and that the deal does not include an obligation to buy at the end of the campaign.
Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal
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Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal

Spain has marked the 10th anniversary of the country's 2010 victory over Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. Barcelona legend, Iniesta, now playing in Japan, was the hero that night in Johannesburg as he struck four minutes from the end of extra-time to secure Spain's World Cup success. Iniesta's hometown of Albacete have now honoured their most famous son with a naked statue showing a mirror image of his position as he struck the winner that night. Locals from Albacete were to celebrate the unveiling of the statue on July 10 but Coronavirus restrictions mean it'll be held next year.
Paris St.-Germain Star Neymar Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Paris St.-Germain Star Neymar Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Neymar, soccer’s costliest player, is one of three Paris St.-Germain players who played in last week’s Champions League final to test positive for the coronavirus, becoming the latest high-profile soccer star to contract the virus ahead of the new season. Neymar suffered heartbreak last week when P.S.G. lost in its first appearance in the Champions League final, and now faces missing the start of its latest campaign because of strict local protocols that require players who have tested positive to isolate from the rest of the roster. P.S.G., which paid a record $263 million for Neymar, a forward from Brazil, in 2017, confirmed that three of its players had tested positive without identifying them. But people familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity because the p...
Wolves’ Traore Called Up By Spain
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Wolves’ Traore Called Up By Spain

Wolves winger Adama Traore has been called up to the Spain squad for September's Nations League fixtures against Germany and Ukraine. The uncapped 24-year-old said in January that he was still undecided whether to play for Spain or Mali at international level. He was called up by Spain in November, but had to withdraw with injury. Barcelona's teenage winger Ansu Fati and Manchester City duo Eric Garcia and Ferran Torres have also been called up. "In these last two seasons in England he has improved a lot," Spain manager Luis Enrique said of Traore, who was born in Spain and has represented them at under-21 level. "He is hungry and eager to continue improving. He can bring us many things." The matches, away to Germany and home to Ukraine on 3 and 6 September respectiv...
David Silva Crashes Sociedad Website As Shock Spain Return Confirmed
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David Silva Crashes Sociedad Website As Shock Spain Return Confirmed

The 34-year-old returns to La Liga after a decade in the Premier League, having originally been tipped to join LazioReal Sociedad have confirmed the shock signing of former Manchester City midfielder David Silva on a free transfer. The 34-year-old has signed a two-year deal through to the summer of 2022. Such was the surprise at the move, Real Sociedad’s website crashed shortly after the transfer was confirmed as fans scrambled to find out details of the deal. Serie A side Lazio were believed to be frontrunners for his signature, but the former Spain international has instead decided to return to La Liga a decade after he left Valencia for Manchester City. “Real Sociedad has reached an agreement with David Silva for the Canarian footballer to play for the Txuri Urdin team ...
Chelsea Confirm Deal for 25-year-old Midfielder
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Chelsea Confirm Deal for 25-year-old Midfielder

Chelsea has confirmed that their 25-year-old midfielder, Mario Pasalic has joined Serie A side, Atalanta on a permanent deal. The Blues disclosed this in a statement via their official website on Monday. The statement read: “Atalanta has today exercised their option to sign Mario Pasalic on a permanent deal. The midfielder is currently spending his second year on loan at the Italian side and will now join them permanently ahead of next season.” Pasalic joined Chelsea in 2014 from Hajduk Split in his native Croatia. After signing for Chelsea, Pasalic’s first loan was to Elche in Spain. Pasalic subsequently spent seasons on loan at Monaco, AC Milan and Spartak Moscow. He has represented the Croatian senior side 12 times, most recently in...
Keita Balde hits out at racism in Spain: Black Lives Matter only if you’re a star
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Keita Balde hits out at racism in Spain: Black Lives Matter only if you’re a star

The Monaco forward is seeking to support 150 black families during the coronavirus crisis Keita Balde has spoken out on the problem of racism in Spain, with the Senegal international suggesting that the coronavirus crisis has highlighted the plight of seasonal workers to him. The Monaco forward, who was born in Arbucies and brought up in Barcelona, has long been known for his charitable donations. Balde is sourcing accommodation and food for 150 black families, who have previously been turned away by hotels, with the 25-year-old explaining that this shows that racism remains endemic in Spain.
James needs to be patient; Zidane respects him’ – Roberto Carlos hoping Colombian remains at Real Madrid
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James needs to be patient; Zidane respects him’ – Roberto Carlos hoping Colombian remains at Real Madrid

The legendary former Blancos defender remains a big fan of a fellow South American and believes he will get regular game time in Spain Roberto Carlos has urged James Rodriguez to be patient at Real Madrid, with the Colombian told that Zinedine Zidane “has a lot of respect” for him despite a lack of game time sparking further rounds of transfer talk. The South American playmaker returned to Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2019 after completing a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich. Having impressed in Germany, the expectation was that James would be welcomed back into the fold by the Blancos.
Nollywood Stars Who Have Died In 2020
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Nollywood Stars Who Have Died In 2020

Nollywood started recording the deaths of its practitioners in 2020 with the death of actress Jennifer Omole who passed away on January 3, 2020. Here are Nollywood stars, who have passed away in 2020, from different tribes and sectors of the movie industry. Jennifer Omole Nigerian actress, Jennifer Omole, passed on in Spain on 3rd January 2020, at the age of 33. She was buried the following evening at Villarejo de Salvanes, Madrid. The sad news about Jennifer’s death was shared by her close friend and colleague, Uche Ogbodo, on Instagram. Omole was a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Spain chapter, where she was based although her friends revealed that she recently moved to the United Kingdom. She hailed from Edo State. Before her death, Jennifer was a movie prod...
Prince Joachim of Belgium Tests Positive for Coronavirus after Attending a Party in Spain
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Prince Joachim of Belgium Tests Positive for Coronavirus after Attending a Party in Spain

by Prince Joachim of Belgium has tested positive for Coronavirus after attending a party with his girlfriend and 25 others in Spain. The 28-year-old royal tested positive after attending the party in the southern city of Cordoba on May 26, a spokesperson for the Belgian Royal Palace said on Saturday. Prince Joachim, the nephew of King Philippe of Belgium and ninth in line to the throne, attended the party on Tuesday in a private house in the city of Cordoba, which breached social distancing rules as the maximum number of people permitted to meet is currently 15 in the Andalusian city. He was to have arrived in Madrid two days earlier for a business trip but then took a high-speed train to Cordoba, where his long-term girlfriend Victoria Ortiz grew up. The 27 people who atten...
Spain Announces Plans To Welcome Foreign Tourists In July After Major Drop In Coronavirus Cases
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Spain Announces Plans To Welcome Foreign Tourists In July After Major Drop In Coronavirus Cases

Spain has announced plans to welcome foreign holidaymakers in July after a major drop in Coronavirus cases as Bars, hotels, restaurants, and inland hotels have been told to “prepare to resume business in a few days”. At a press conference on Saturday May 23, Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez disclosed that he has instructed the country’s tourism industry to prepare for a summer season for tourists. He said: “We must begin to restart economic activity. “Some of these sectors are hostelry and tourism, which have a fundamental role in the creation of employment. “The moment has arrived. I’m announcing to you that there will be a tourist season this year and I invite all tourist establishments to start to prepare from today to restart their activity in a few days from now.” Spain is ...
Ex-official Claims 90 Per cent of Referees Support Real Madrid, 10 Per cent Barcelona
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Ex-official Claims 90 Per cent of Referees Support Real Madrid, 10 Per cent Barcelona

Ex-referee, Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez, has claimed 90 per cent of match officials in Spain lean towards Real Madrid and the remaining 10 per cent support Barcelona. Iturralde refereed almost 300 matches in LaLiga before retiring in 2012. According to him, a lot of people support Madrid from a young age, including most of the match officials. “Around 90 per cent go with Real and 10% with Barcelona. Whether Barca [fans] like it or not, 70 per cent of the Spanish population, excluding Catalonia, are Real Madrid supporters. “Personally, I don’t care about one or the other. I’m Athletic [Bilbao]. Everyone knows that I am Athletic, but I would go against them to try and be fair,” Gonzalez told Cadena Ser. Barcelona have won 96 titles in their h...
Luis Suarez Gives Reason Why he Told Lautaro Martinez not to Join Barcelona
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Luis Suarez Gives Reason Why he Told Lautaro Martinez not to Join Barcelona

Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, has given reasons why Inter Milan forward, Lautaro Martinez, should not leave the Serie A giant amid interest from the Blaugrana. According to Suarez, Martinez would have less prominence in Spain if he joins Barcelona than he does at Inter in Italy. DAILY POST recalls that Martinez has drawn the interest of Barcelona in the past few weeks. The Argentine international is one of Barca’s top targets this summer, but the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) means they are unlikely to meet the player’s £97million buy-out clause. But Suarez wants the 22-year-old to continue his development at San Siro, rather than compete for a place in Barcelona’s attack next season. Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Uruguaya...
Over A 100 COVID-19 Cases Recorded In French Slaughterhouse
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Over A 100 COVID-19 Cases Recorded In French Slaughterhouse

At least, no fewer than 100 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a slaughterhouse in western France, the regional health authorities said Wednesday. The cases follow coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants not only in France but also in Germany, Spain, Australia, the United States and Brazil – where people tend to work in close proximity. A total of 109 personnel have tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, at a slaughterhouse in Cotes d’Armor following a second wave of testing, the ARS regional health authority said in a statement. Some 818 people have been tested at the plant, it added. Those diagnosed as having the disease are being contacted by employee insurance firms that have identified all their contacts at risk of catching th...
Courtois: Real Madrid will keep fighting to win La Liga
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Courtois: Real Madrid will keep fighting to win La Liga

While his side may be two points behind Barcelona, the Belgian is looking forward to the return of football in Spain Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is looking to help guide his side to a league title when the season gets back underway. La Liga was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Barcelona holding a two-point lead over Madrid when the campaign was stopped. Recently, clubs in Spain have been permitted to return to training, with small group sessions permitted as teams look to regain fitness.
Russia registers more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases
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Russia registers more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases

  Russia registered more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections on Friday, as Moscow unveils mass antibody testing and a national lockdown eases. Health officials reported 10,598 new infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 262,843, the second-highest in the world after the United States. Russia says its high number of cases is due in part to a massive testing campaign that has seen more than six million tests carried out. Moscow accounts for roughly half of all infections and the city said it would be launching mass voluntary tests for antibodies from Friday. c this week announced that a nationwide lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the virus would be eased, even as health officials record a steady increase in new cases. Despite it...
Former Real Madrid forward Congo arrested in cocaine bust
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Former Real Madrid forward Congo arrested in cocaine bust

The 43-year-old was brought in for questioning by Spain's National Police and has professed his innocence Former Real Madrid forward Edwin Congo has been arrested and questioned by police regarding his role in a cocaine smuggling operation. Congo was among 18 people arrested after Spain's National Police seized a ton of cocaine that was smuggled between layers of cardboard fruit boxes. "Eighteen people arrested and a ton of cocaine impregnated in the carton of fruit boxes seized thanks to an international macro-operation led by the National Police," read a tweet from the National Police.
Spain’s Oldest Person Maria Branyas, Survives Coronavirus at 113
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Spain’s Oldest Person Maria Branyas, Survives Coronavirus at 113

Maria Branyas, believed to be the oldest person in Spain, has survived the Coronavirus disease at the old age of 113. The retirement home in Spain where she has been staying released the statement, confirming she has recovered from the virus even though several other residents in the same retirement home died from the disease. The news of her recovery means Branyas has lived through the flu pandemic of 1918-19, the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and 2020's Coronavirus pandemic. Maria Branyas, a mother of three who was born in the US, became infected in April at the Santa Maria del Tura care home in the eastern city of Olot, Spain. She has lived in Olot for the past 20 years, and fought Coronavirus off in isolation in her room. "She survived the disease and is doing fine," a s...
Five players in La Liga and Spanish second division test positive for coronavirus
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Five players in La Liga and Spanish second division test positive for coronavirus

All players in the top two tiers of professional football in Spain have been tested for the virus, ahead of a possible resumption of the season Five players in the top two divisions of Spanish football have tested positive for coronavirus, La Liga has confirmed. All professional footballers in La Liga and Segunda Division are being tested ahead of a return to training and a possible resumption of the 2019-20 season, with Spain having been one of the European countries worst hit by the pandemic. La Liga have confirmed that five players have tested positive, but all are asymptomatic. The identities of the footballers are being kept anonymous in line with data protection rules in Spain.
Barca Players To Be Tested For COVID-19 Today Before Resuming Training
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Barca Players To Be Tested For COVID-19 Today Before Resuming Training

Barcelona players will be tested for Covid-19 at the club's training ground on Wednesday before resuming individual work "in the coming days". La Liga teams have been given permission to return to training this week following the easing of some restrictions by the government. Barca say the league "gave the go-ahead" for testing after inspecting the facilities at their training ground. La Liga organisers are aiming for a June restart to the season. Players from the top two divisions will train individually after an agreement with Spain's sports and health authorities that guaranteed the safety of both players and staff. Football in Spain was suspended indefinitely in March amid the coronavirus pandemic and all players must be tested before they can return to training facilit...
3.5million confirmed Coronavirus Cases have now been Recorded Around the World
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3.5million confirmed Coronavirus Cases have now been Recorded Around the World

The new Coronavirus has now infected more than 3.5million people worldwide. At least 3,506,729 people have been infected by the virus since it emerged in China, and 247,381 people have died from the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University figures. The United States has the world's highest figures with 1,176,548 known infections and 68,066 deaths, followed by Spain, the worst hit in Europe with 248,301 cases, and 25,428 deaths, while Italy has 210,717 cases with 28,884 deaths. US president, Donald Trump  recently disclosed that the Coronavirus vaccine will be ready by the end of the year, but experts say it could take far longer.

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