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Euro 2020: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of England vs Germany
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Euro 2020: Rio Ferdinand predicts winner of England vs Germany

  Former defender, Rio Ferdinand has rated his country, England’s chances of progressing past Germany as both sides meet in the Euro 2020 last 16. Germany was about crashing out of the competition on Wednesday night as they trailed Hungary 2-1 until the final 10 minutes. Hungary midfielder, Andras Schafer scored just moments after Kai Havertz’s 66th-minute equaliser to make it 2-1 in Wednesday’s thrilling encounter in Munich. Adam Szalai had put Hungary ahead with a header in the 11th minute but second-half substitute Leon Goretza fired past Peter Gulacsi to level it up for Germany. Germany progressed as runners-up in the ‘group of death’ behind France and will face England at Wembley next Tuesday. And having watched Germany struggle against Hungary, Ferdinand ba...
Euro 2020: Why Sancho has not played for England Yet – Gareth Southgate
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Euro 2020: Why Sancho has not played for England Yet – Gareth Southgate

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has explained why Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, has not yet been involved in Euro 2020 so far. Sancho is one of the highest-rated attacking players in European football but has not played a minute of the tournament so far for England. The 21-year-old was left out of the squad for their 1-0 win over Croatia on June 13. He was also an unused substitute in England’s 0-0 draw against Scotland last Friday. Explaining why Sancho is yet to play for England at Euro 2020, Southgate was quoted by Sky Sports as saying ahead of the Three Lions’s clash with Czech Republic on Tuesday, “We have got some explosive options and a lot of them are young players and experiencing a big tournament for the first time. “So, as a coaching staff, we are...
I will never be the same player at Real Madrid – Eden Hazard
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I will never be the same player at Real Madrid – Eden Hazard

  Real Madrid midfielder, Eden Hazard, has said his numerous ankle fractures means he would never be the same player as he was 10 years ago. Hazard will start for the first time in Euro 2020 in Belgium’s last Group B match against Finland on Monday. But the 28-year-old admits he might not be ready to compete the full 90 minutes. “I never doubted my qualities, but whether I would be 100% fit for the European Championship was going to be a question. “I broke my ankle three times, it will never be the same as 10 years ago. But I know that when I am in shape, that I can prove myself on the field and that’s what I’m working on now. “I’m not 100% yet, but I’m ready to start. But that was the plan, to bring me along gradually. It’s especially important to be completely ...
Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Alan Miller dies at 51
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Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Alan Miller dies at 51

Former Arsenal, Middlesbrough and West Brom goalkeeper, Alan Miller has tragically passed away at the age of 51. The news of his death was confirmed in report by Daily Mail. But the cause of his death is yet unknown. The Englishman joined the Gunners as a schoolboy in 1984 and signed as a professional with the club four years later. Miller made his Arsenal debut as a substitute against Leeds United at Elland Road, in so doing becoming the first Gunners goalkeeper to make an appearance as a substitute. He made five appearances for Arsenal in total, and was an unused substitute as the Gunners won the FA and League Cup double in 1993, as well as the European Cup Winners' Cup a year later. Miller had spent time on loan with Plymouth Argyle, West Brom, and Birmingham City, and ...
Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero joins Barcelona on a two-year Contract
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Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero joins Barcelona on a two-year Contract

Sergio Aguero has completed a move to Barcelona after his exit from Manchester City, the Spanish club have announced. The Argentina International left Manchester City following the expiry of his contract at the end of the season and has joined Ronald Koeman’s side on a deal until the end of the 2022-23 season. The 32-year-old striker will be presented at the Nou Camp with club president Joan Laporta on Monday evening, May 31, and will officially join on July 1. He will have a release clause of €100 million. Barca have said in a statement on their official website: "FC Barcelona and Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero have reached an agreement for the player to join the Club from 1 July when his contract with Manchester City expires. "The player will sign a contract until the end of the 202...
Asisat Oshoala wins the treble with Barcelona (Photos)
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Asisat Oshoala wins the treble with Barcelona (Photos)

Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala has won the treble with Barcelona after defeating Levante 4-2 in Sunday’s Copa de la Reina final. This season, the Blaugranes have won the Uefa Women’s Champions league, the Primera Division (for a record sixth time) and now the Copa de la Reina. On Sunday, May 30, Lluis Cortes’ women playing at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque rampaged their opponents defence scoring as early as the fifth minute through Patricia Guijarro gave Barcelona a fifth-minute lead after heading. Cortes’ doubled their lead in the 20th minute as Alexia Putellas flicked the ball past onrushing Lopez. Nine minutes later Barca scored again. In the second half, Levante scored one goal a minute to the hour mark as Alba Redondo rolled the ball inside the ne...
Aston Villa teenage sensation Chukwuemeka makes Premier League debut in Tottenham Hotspur win
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Aston Villa teenage sensation Chukwuemeka makes Premier League debut in Tottenham Hotspur win

Anglo-Nigerian teenage sensation, Carney Chwukuemeka made his Premier League debut in Aston Villa's 2-1 comeback victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. Born in Austria to Nigerian parents, Chukwuemeka has developed through the ranks at Aston Villa since he joined the Claret and Blue Army at the age of 12 from Northampton Town. He signed his professional contract at the club last October and he made Dean Smith’s matchday squad for the first time in February where he was an unused substitute in their 2-1 defeat to Leicester City. On Wednesday, May 19, the 17-year-old replaced Zimbabwean midfielder Marvelous Nakamba in the 89th minute as Dean Smith's men ended their three-game winless run in the league. Sergio Reguilon's own goal and Ollie Wat...
Tella on Target as Saints Ease Past Fulham
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Tella on Target as Saints Ease Past Fulham

Southampton secured back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December, overcoming already-relegated Fulham 3-1 at St Mary's. The hosts took the lead in the 27th minute from the game's first shot on target as Che Adams fired home from close range following a James Ward-Prowse free-kick. They doubled their lead on the hour mark when substitute Nathan Tella tapped the ball into the net just minutes after coming on to the field, his first senior goal in professional football. Fabio Carvalho marked his full Premier League debut by pulling one back for Fulham in the 75th minute. The 18-year-old was played through by Bobby Decordova-Reid and fired the ball in off the underside of the crossbar. Substitute Theo Walcott soon restored Southampton's two-goal lead as hi...
Dunk Hero to Villain as Wolves Fight Back to Beat Brighton
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Dunk Hero to Villain as Wolves Fight Back to Beat Brighton

Morgan Gibbs-White came up with an injury-time winner for Wolves after Brighton's Lewis Dunk scored and was then sent off in a 2-1 victory for the hosts at Molineux on Sunday. At half-time the Seagulls had looked on course for a win which would have taken them to 40 points and made them mathematically safe from relegation, thanks to Dunk's towering header on 13 minutes. However, Brighton were left to play the final 37 minutes with 10 men after Dunk grabbed Fabio Silva's shirt as he ran through on goal, and substitute Adama Traore fired Wolves level (76). Gibbs-White had passed up a great chance to score his side's second when he blasted over from 16 yards with the goal at his mercy but he made no mistake from a similar position with 90 minutes on the clock, earning Wolves a fi...
Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints
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Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints

Thiago scored his first goal for Liverpool as they kept their top-four hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Southampton at Anfield. Both sides had clear chances in an open first half, but Liverpool got the opener as Sadio Mane rose above Kyle Walker-Peters to convert Mohamed Salah's cross from six yards (31), the first time the duo had combined for a Premier League goal this season. Alisson was on hand to deny Saints on several occasions in both halves, while also nearly handing them a leveller on a plate with a poor pass out in the second, gratefully gathering Che Adams' weak shot, before summer signing Thiago. struck with a fine low effort from outside the box into the bottom right corner (90). The weekend had offered mixed results in Liverpool's quest for the top four, with Leic...
Chelsea Set up Champions League Showdown With City after Real win
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Chelsea Set up Champions League Showdown With City after Real win

Chelsea set up an all-English Champions League final with Manchester City after beating Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the semi-final second leg, going through 3-1 on aggregate. Timo Werner put Chelsea ahead (28), nodding into the empty net from under the crossbar after Kai Havertz's chip had hit the woodwork, before Real rode their luck as the hosts missed four big chances to double their lead in the opening 20 minutes of the second period. Chelsea finally got their second to kill off the tie with five minutes remaining as Mason Mount stuck home substitute Christian Pulisic's centre at close range, capping off a fine display and marking an extraordinary turnaround at the club since Thomas Tuchel joined in January. Chelsea will now play in their third Cham...
Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed him when he Attempted to Exchange Jerseys with him
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Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed him when he Attempted to Exchange Jerseys with him

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Crotone of Italy striker, Simy Nwankwo has revealed his post-match encounter with super star footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo. During a league match in February, Juventus were winning Crotone 3-0. Simy was introduced as a 72nd-minute substitute for Adam Ounas, however, he could not find the back of the net for his team. Simy said after the game had ended, he tried to swap his shirt with Ronaldo but he did not get it as the Serie A top scorer gave it to his compatriot Pedro Pereira instead. Despite the snub, Simy said he hopes to get a shirt from Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Barcelona's Lionel Messi. "I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him,” Simy told Tribuna. "I w...
UCL: Thomas Tuchel Reveals Chelsea Player Giving him Headache Ahead of Real Madrid tie
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UCL: Thomas Tuchel Reveals Chelsea Player Giving him Headache Ahead of Real Madrid tie

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that his countryman, Kai Havertz is giving him a selection headache ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday. Chelsea and Real Madrid settled for a 1-1 in Spain last Tuesday, with Christian Pulisic scoring for the Blues and veteran striker, Karim Benzema equalising for the home side. The second leg is slated for Wednesday and Havertz has fired warning to Zinedine Zidane’s men by scoring twice in the Blues’ 2-0 win over Fulham on Saturday and will now be pushing for a start against the La Liga giants. He was a 66th-minute substitute in the 1-1 first leg draw in Spain and when asked if the Germany international had given him a selection headache, Chelsea boss Tuchel told talkSPORT:...
Barca Blow Chance to go Top after Granada Loss
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Barca Blow Chance to go Top after Granada Loss

Barcelona blew the chance of going top of La Liga after a shock 2-1 home defeat to Granada. Lionel Messi had struck his 26th goal of the season with 23 minutes gone to put the Catalans on course for the summit in a compelling title race. But Darwin Machis equalised on 63 minutes and Granada completed an unexpected comeback 11 minutes from time when substitute Jorge Molina headed in from close range. Barca, whose coach Ronald Koeman was sent off in the aftermath of the Granada leveller, could have nudged one point ahead of Atletico Madrid but sit two points behind the league leaders Atletico Madrid and behind Real Madrid due to their inferior head-to-head record.  
Pepe Provides Europa Lifeline For 10-man Arsenal
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Pepe Provides Europa Lifeline For 10-man Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe's penalty provided a Europa League lifeline for 10-man Arsenal as they were beaten 2-1 by Unai Emery's Villarreal in a dramatic semi-final first leg in Spain. Arsenal endured a dismal first half at Estadio de la Ceramica as poor defending allowed Manuel Trigueros to smash home from inside the box (5), before an unmarked Raul Albiol doubled Villarreal's lead from close range following a corner (29). Arsenal were second best to their former manager's side and their hopes of reaching the final appeared in even greater doubt when Dani Ceballos was shown a second yellow card for planting his studs on Villarreal's Dani Parejo early in the second half. But the Gunners were handed a scarcely-deserved route back into the tie when Bukayo Saka was tripped by Trigueros to win...
Thomas Tuchel Names Nigerian-born Midfielder in Chelsea Squad Against Real Madrid
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Thomas Tuchel Names Nigerian-born Midfielder in Chelsea Squad Against Real Madrid

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has included Nigerian-born youngster Tino Anjorin, in the Blues’ squad against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg tie in Spain on Tuesday. Anjorin, 19, has made just five appearances for Chelsea and only started a dead rubber against Krasnador in the Champions League group stages in December. Experienced midfielder and former Real Madrid star, Mateo Kovacic will not be part of the show in Spain, having failed to recover from a hamstring issue. Kovacic is, however, the only absentee in Thomas Tuchel’s squad for the trip to Madrid but the German tactician is clearly keen on having reinforcements in midfield, with the 19-year-old Anjorin selected to travel with the Chelsea squad for the first leg. It remains to be see...
Man United Come From Behind To Beat Tottenham Hotspursm, Stretch Unbeaten  Away Run
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Man United Come From Behind To Beat Tottenham Hotspursm, Stretch Unbeaten  Away Run

Manchester United came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 away in Sunday’s Premier League clash and strengthen their place in second position. The win at Spurs means Man United are now unbeaten in 23 consecutive away Premier League games – the second-longest streak in English top-flight history. Second half goals from Fred, Edison Cavani and substitute Mason Greenwood avenged Man United’s 6-1 scandalous defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford earlier in the Season. The Red Devils remain in second on 63 points while Spurs missed the chance to go close to fourth place West Ham as they are in seventh on 49 points. Man United thought they had taken the lead on 33 minutes through Cavani who finished off a neat pass from Paul Pogba but the goal was disallowed after Scott McTominay...
FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal
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FC Porto not Interested in Signing Chelsea’s Malang Sar on Permanent Deal

Chelsea has been dealt a blow, with FC Porto not interested in signing Malang Sarr on a permanent deal, Record reports. Sarr joined Porto on loan from Chelsea last year in order to gain regular first-team action. But the 22-year-old French star has endured a mixed spell at Porto, playing just 14 matches in the starting XI and five substitute appearances across all competitions for the Portugal giants. However, neither Porto nor Sarr have any desire to turn the loan agreement into a permanent deal. Sarr will now return to Chelsea in the summer after his loan spell at Porto expires. He joined Chelsea from French Ligue 1 side, Nice last summer transfer window. Sarr will hope to break into Thomas Tuchel’s first team at Stamford Bridge next season.
Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette
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Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette

  Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has insisted that his teammates didn’t respect manager Mikel Arteta’s game plan in the first half of the Gunners’ 3-3 draw with West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. West Ham gave themselves a three-goal advantage inside 32 minutes, with Jesse Lingard, Jarred Bowen and Tomas Soucek scoring for the Hammers against Arsenal at the London Stadium. But Arteta’s men drew level thanks to own goals from Soucek and Craig Dawson before Alexandre Lacazette’s header from substitute Nicolas Pepe’s cross to give both teams a point each. “My feeling is mixed between being proud of the team because we came back in the second half and disappointed with the first half we did,” Lacazette told reporters during his post-match press conference aft...

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