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Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad
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Arteta speaks on ‘little mafia’ within Arsenal squad

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has told his players they must take Gary Neville’s harsh criticism “on the chin” ahead of their Europa League quarter-final clash against Sparta Prague on Thursday. The Gunners were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool on Saturday night, with their lethargic performance even more damaging than the result. Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football, particularly laid into skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette, branding them a “little mafia”. While Arteta would not be drawn on whether a disconnect had emerged between himself and his players, he feels any criticism of the side was justified. When asked to respond to Neville’s “little mafia” comments at a press conference on Wednesday, Arteta replied: “No, no respons...
Sparta Prague 4-1 Celtic: Bhoys bow out after repeat performance
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Sparta Prague 4-1 Celtic: Bhoys bow out after repeat performance

Odsonne Edouard fired Celtic into the lead at Sparta Prague, but they were beaten 4-1 again and exited the Europa League. Celtic were again tormented by Lukas Julis in another 4-1 defeat to Sparta Prague as they crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday. Neil Lennon's Bhoys had lost by the same scoreline at home to Sparta earlier in the month and Odsonne Edouard's opener in the away fixture provided only a brief moment of respite before the hosts responded. Dismal defensive lapses allowed David Hancko and Julis - the hat-trick hero in Scotland scoring twice this time - to prematurely end this year's European adventure.
Mikel Obi Gets A Yellow Card On His Debut For Trabzonspor
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Mikel Obi Gets A Yellow Card On His Debut For Trabzonspor

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel made his competitive debut for Trabzonspor as they played out a 2-2 draw against Sparta Prague in a Europa League third qualifying round match at Generali Arena on Thursday evening. The former Chelsea star was named in the starting line-up and was in action for forty-five minutes before he was replaced. Mikel was yellow carded in the 32nd minute after conceding a free-kick for a foul on Sparta Prague’s number nine Guélor Kanga. The home team led 2-0 through goals from Nhamoinesu and Kanga with 22 minutes remaining on the clock. Sparta Prague fell apart in the closing minutes as Caleb Ekuban halved the deficit on 84 minutes, before Soerloth, who replaced Mikel in the 46′, scored the equaliser for the Turkish Super Lig side. Mikel pen...
Biabiany Redemption Becomes Mandatory If Sparta Prague Qualify For UCL
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Biabiany Redemption Becomes Mandatory If Sparta Prague Qualify For UCL

The figure of the redemption is between €3 and €4 million but FCInterNews.it now report that the redemption will become mandatory if Sparta are to finish in a Champions League qualifying position in the HET Liga. Biabiany has appeared in all five games for Sparta thus far and has one assist to his name.
Aboubakar, Bassagog Lead Cameroon’s Squad Against Nigeria
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Aboubakar, Bassagog Lead Cameroon’s Squad Against Nigeria

The Cameroon Football Federation have released a 23-man squad of the Indomitable Lions that will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on September 1 and September 4. The list of the 23 invited players was published on the Federation’s verified twitter handle on Friday. Top on the list are 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Player of the Tournament, Christian Bassogog, who plays in China, FC Porto’s Vincent Aboubakar, and skipper Benjamin Moukandjo of Jiansung in the China. Other players who made the list include young goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa of Sevilla in Spain, Stoke City new signing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Adolphe Teikeu who plays in France for Sochaux. Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, who was in action for the Dutch side on Thursday as they crashed ou...
Former Barca Stars Appear At Mugabe Rally
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Former Barca Stars Appear At Mugabe Rally

Former Barcelona stars Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids joined Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on stage at a political rally ahead of a veterans match planned later this year. Davids and Kluivert were pictured alongside Mugabe, 93, at a youth rally for the ruling ZANU-PF party in the southern town of Gwanda on Saturday, in what local media described as a “surprise appearance”. Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980, and he is often criticised for brutal repression of his opponents, election rigging and his country’s economic collapse. The trip — which comes ahead of national elections next year — was led by Spaniard Rayco Garcia, who previously tried to launch a football academy in Uganda. He said the Barcelona Legends would play in Zimbabwe in No...

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