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Chelsea Women’s boss Hayes fears social media abuse of players could lead to suicides
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Chelsea Women’s boss Hayes fears social media abuse of players could lead to suicides

The Blues coach is the latest major figure in the game to speak out as the sport continues to reckon with the effects of abuse Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says that she fears online abuse of players could lead to suicides within the game, adding she would "100 per cent" remove her squad from social media if she could. The Blues coach is the latest major figure in the game to speak out as the sport continues to reckon with the effects of abuse targeted towards individuals across the internet. Speaking at length, the four-time Women's Super League winner believes that more can be done to stamp out such actions.  
‘The boy, Emmanuel Dennis at it again! Nigeria to the World’ – Troost-Ekong after Watford win
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‘The boy, Emmanuel Dennis at it again! Nigeria to the World’ – Troost-Ekong after Watford win

The Super Eagles vice-captain was elated with the Hornets after registering a league victory, and was full of praise for his compatriot   Watford defender William Troost-Ekong has lauded Emmanuel Dennis for his contribution to the team on Saturday as they claimed a 3-1 win over Norwich in a Premier League match at Carrow Road. Nigeria forward Dennis opened the scoring for the visitors after 17 minutes, heading in a Kiko Femenia cross. But the advantage was cancelled out by the hosts in the 35th minute when Mathias Normann teed up Teemu Pukki, who levelled the score. The Hornets reclaimed the advantage in the 63rd minute when Senegal international Ismaila Sarr was in the right position to connect with a Joshua King pass, before completing his brace in the 80th minute to e...
Akpom: PAOK sign Middlesbrough forward for second stint
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Akpom: PAOK sign Middlesbrough forward for second stint

The former Arsenal youngster is back in a familiar ground where he lifted the Greek Super League title two years ago PAOK have announced the return of Chuba Akpom on a loan from Championship club Middlesbrough until the end of the 2021-22 season. The 25-year-old spent two full seasons with White-Blacks between 2018 and 2020, and he enjoyed his best goalscoring form in Greece with 14 goals in 53 league appearances. His huge impression earned him a move to Middlesbrough in September 2020 but he appears to have dropped in the pecking order at the Riverside Stadium having played just 19 minutes of football this season.
All-Stars hail Ekiti United FC for making super league
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All-Stars hail Ekiti United FC for making super league

The leadership of the All-Stars International, Ekiti State has praised players and technical crew of the Ekiti United FC for qualifying for the super league However, the leadership of the club under its president, Dr. Sola Afolayan urged the players not to relent or rest on its oars. In a statement in Ado Ekiti, Afolayan advised that the target of the players and the technical crew should be the Nigeria Premier league which he said was achievable if they sustain the current zeal and commitment. He said the mentors of the All-Stars team are happy over the success recorded with a promise to continue to support them towards achieving the main goal. While appreciating the government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi for the financial and moral support for the team, Dr Afolayan c...
DR Congo star N’Sakala stable after collapse on pitch during Besiktas vs Gaziantep FK
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DR Congo star N’Sakala stable after collapse on pitch during Besiktas vs Gaziantep FK

The left-back went to ground during the Black Eagles’ league fixture against Erol Bulut’s men on Saturday evening DR Congo international Fabrice N'Sakala is stable in hospital after collapsing during Besiktas’ Turkish Super Lig encounter against Gaziantep FK on Saturday. The 31-year-old went down during the second half of the keenly contested affair and required extensive medical attention on the pitch before he was taken off the field of play. After the left-back was taken to the hospital, Besiktas posted a photo of him on social media which confirmed that N’Sakala was awake and undergoing further examinations.
Nordin Amrabat: AEK Athens sign ex-Al Nassr winger on two-year deal
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Nordin Amrabat: AEK Athens sign ex-Al Nassr winger on two-year deal

The pacey winger is set to continue his career in Greece after he left Saudi Arabia at the expiry of his contract last month AEK Athens have confirmed the signing of former Al Nassr and Galatasaray winger Nordin Amrabat on a two-year contract. Amrabat joined the Yellow-Blacks on a free transfer after his three-year stay in Saudi Arabia came to an end last month. The 34-year-old has immediately started training with Vladan Milojevic’s team as he gets ready for his potential debut in their Super League opening fixture against Ionikos on Saturday.
Chelsea apologise for unfinished Stamford Bridge work leaving fans without seats
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Chelsea apologise for unfinished Stamford Bridge work leaving fans without seats

The Blues had wanted to rebuild trust with their fan base after the Super League debacle but have faced criticism again Chelsea have apologised to their angry supporters after failing to complete work on adding rail seating at Stamford Bridge. It means some fans will miss the opening match of the season against Crystal Palace despite having season tickets. Issues in the Matthew Harding Lower Stand mean Chelsea's stadium won't be quite full for their opening Premier League game of the season.
Kouassi scores as Wuhan Zall hold Tianjin Tigers
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Kouassi scores as Wuhan Zall hold Tianjin Tigers

The Ivorian striker was on target as the Han Army settled for a point against the visiting Tigers Jean Kouassi scored a goal as Wuhan Zall settled for a 1-1 draw with Tianjin Tigers in Friday’s Chinese Super League clash. The Cote d’Ivoire international gave his team an early lead in the keenly contested affair. Nonetheless, a temporary loss of concentration saw the visiting side grab an equaliser as the match ended on a no winner no vanquished note.  
Acheampong’s goal not enough as Wakaso’s Shenzhen fall to Shandong Taishan
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Acheampong’s goal not enough as Wakaso’s Shenzhen fall to Shandong Taishan

The Black Stars duo were in action as the Youth Army suffered their second straight loss in the Chinese top-flight Frank Acheampong scored a goal but it was not enough as Mubarak Wakaso's Shenzhen suffered a 4-2 defeat to Shandong Taishan in a Chinese Super League match on Thursday. It was a goal-fest at the Yuexiushan Stadium as the six goals were scored in the first 45 minutes of the encounter. Marouane Fellaini's brace and lone goals from Xu Xin and Guo Tianyu gave Shandong Taishan a 4-1 lead before Acheampong halved the deficit for Shenzhen in the 44th minute.
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Ahmed Musa: Fatih Karagumruk announce arrival of Nigeria captain

The Super Eagles captain has completed his return to Europe after a brief stint in the Nigeria top-flight Turkish Super Lig club Fatih Karagumruk have announced the signing of Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa on a free transfer. The move marked a return to Europe for Musa who was playing in the Nigeria Professional Football League with Kano Pillars since April. Karagumruk are yet to disclose the contractual details but the 28-year-old is expected to boost the club's push in the Turkish top-flight in this campaign.
African Super League: Simba SC proud to be part of the process – Mangungu
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African Super League: Simba SC proud to be part of the process – Mangungu

The Msimbazi giants have openly come out to state they will support Caf’s initiative to start a Super League Simba SC have confirmed they are supporting the new initiative by the Confederation of African Football to start an African Super League. Caf President Patrice Motsepe revealed on June 20 he had given the green light for an African Super League. Simba club chairman Murtaza Mangungu has made it clear the club’s leadership is proud to be part of the process and will support it to take off.
No Salah, no Elneny as Egypt confirm 22-man squad for Olympic Games
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No Salah, no Elneny as Egypt confirm 22-man squad for Olympic Games

The two-time African Footballer of the Year will begin the 2021-22 Premier League season with the Reds after missing the chance to go to Tokyo Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny will not be playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after they were dropped from Egypt's 22-man squad. Shawky Gharib dropped Salah from his selection after Liverpool declined to release the Egyptian senior national team captain for the tournament that will begin later this month. Another notable star who did not make the final shortlist was Zamalek loanee Mostafa Mohamed who has been impressive in the Turkish Super Lig with Galatasaray.
Ondoua: Cameroon prospect confirms Servette exit
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Ondoua: Cameroon prospect confirms Servette exit

The 25-year-old could be on his way to the Premier League or Spanish top-flight after confirming his exit from the Maroons Cameroon prospect Gael Ondoua has announced his departure from Swiss Super League club Servette on Thursday. The declaration, which has been made on the midfielder’s social media accounts, comes as something of a shock, with Ondoua considered one of the Maroons’ best players. In his over two seasons at the club, Ondoua – who joined from Anzhi Makhachkala - featured in 54 league games with three goals to his credit.
Exclusive: Fatau Dauda wary of African Super League plans
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Exclusive: Fatau Dauda wary of African Super League plans

The former Ghana and Orlando Pirates stopper has told Goal of his concerns about Patrice Motsepe’s plan Fatau Dauda is cautiously optimistic about plans to introduce an African Super League, but only if it is for the benefit of African club sides. The former Ghana and Orlando Pirates stopper has a unique perspective on the continent’s game, having played in many of Africa’s biggest nations, but remains unclear as to how a Super League will work in the African game. For Dauda, it’s not yet clear how any Super League would benefit Africa’s top sides, nor how it could be executed considering the disparities in finances and ownership of continental clubs.
‘Not a good idea’ – Caf has a lot on their hands to think of Super League – Aduda
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‘Not a good idea’ – Caf has a lot on their hands to think of Super League – Aduda

The Kenyan football administrator believes the African body are currently faced with a myriad of problems which they need to sort first Former Gor Mahia official Omondi Aduda has challenged Caf to first sort out the many problems they are currently facing before thinking of starting a Super League. Five days ago, Caf president Patrice Motsepe gave the green light for an African Super League, a move which came after a similar competition which had been planned for Europe was scrapped after a backlash of opposition to the idea. Motsepe explained the concept of an African Super League is already in discussion and also mentioned that Caf was planning to learn from their European counterparts on how to go about it.
It will rejig football in Africa’ – Mohammed applauds African Super League plans
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It will rejig football in Africa’ – Mohammed applauds African Super League plans

Amid plans of a new continental competition being formed, the Nigerian football stakeholder has lauded the thinking of Africa’s football ruling body The African Super League would "rejig" football in Africa, according to seasoned football administrator Adam Mouktar Mohammed. This competition was suggested in 2020 by Fifa president Gianni Infantino, with the idea for a closed shop of 20-24 elite clubs to buy in with a view to generating up to $3bn in revenue. Talk of a potential Super League in Africa have heated up in recent weeks, with football stakeholders weighing in their opinion on the proposed plans.
Joe Montemurro announced as new Juventus head coach following Arsenal departure
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Joe Montemurro announced as new Juventus head coach following Arsenal departure

The Australian spent four years in charge of the Gunners, delivering the club's first Women's Super League title in seven years   Joe Montemurro has been announced as the new head coach of Juventus, after leaving Arsenal last month. The 51-year-old, who is of Italian descent, announced his decision to leave north London in March, after four years in charge of the club he has supported all of his life. Now, he takes up a new challenge in Italy as only the second head coach of Juventus' women's team, following Rita Guarino's departure from the club at the end of the 2020-21 season.
Cavani hits out at Super League and VAR after seeing Man Utd caught up in controversy
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Cavani hits out at Super League and VAR after seeing Man Utd caught up in controversy

Edinson Cavani has taken aim at the Super League and VAR, with the Manchester United striker not a fan of two projects that have caused controversy for the Red Devils this season. Anger at the ongoing presence of the Glazer family at Old Trafford has boiled over in the wake of the divisive decision to sign Premier Lague heavyweights up for a breakaway European competition. Those plans were quickly ripped up, with owners in Manchester still bearing the brunt of protests, and Cavani has aired his surprise at seeing his current employers get involved with a proposal that threatened to rip the heart out of club football.
Masters: Super League Six Must Rebuild Trust With Rest of PL
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Masters: Super League Six Must Rebuild Trust With Rest of PL

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters admits there has been a breakdown of trust and relations between the six clubs involved in proposed Super League and the rest of the division. Masters believes it will take time for that trust to be restored between Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham who were involved in the attempted breakaway and the remainder of the league. He says the Premier League will work with the Football Association to "bolster their rule book" and prevent any future threat of a breakaway, while outlining his aim to "reset" the division. The Premier League CEO sat down with Sky Sports News' Bryan Swanson to discuss the fallout from the failed Super League, what the proposed new TV deal could mean in the post-pan...
Beard re-appointed as Liverpool Women manager
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Beard re-appointed as Liverpool Women manager

The English tactician has taken charge of the Reds for the second time in his career after leaving Bristol City Matt Beard has been re-appointed as Liverpool Women's manager, replacing caretaker boss Amber Whiteley. Beard, who guided the Reds to two Women’s Super League titles between 2012 and 2015, has taken up the post for a second time after reaching the end of his interim contract at Bristol City. The 43-year-old expressed his delight after being unveiled on Thursday, and is looking forward to getting back to work for a club he has always found "fascinating".
Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan
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Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan

The Malawi internationals made bright starts to the season, providing three of the goals for the hosts in the opening game Tabitha Chawinga made a goalscoring debut and sister Temwa scored a brace in Wuhan's 4-0 victory over Sichuan in Saturday’s 2021 Chinese Women's Super League opener. In October, both sisters faced off in the 2020 Chinese final, with Temwa helping Wuhan silence Tabitha's Jiangsu 4-0 to celebrate their first league diadem in 19 years of their history. Tabitha joined Wuhan from Jiangsu Suning in January 2021, teaming up for the first time since Kvarnsvedens in 2017 with sister Temwa, who enters her second season with the Chinese champions.
Super League teams face financial penalties as all except Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus reaffirm commitment to UEFA
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Super League teams face financial penalties as all except Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus reaffirm commitment to UEFA

The majority of the teams have renounced the Super League idea which collapsed just days after its announcement Nine of the 12 Super League teams have confirmed their commitment to UEFA and renounced the plan to form a new competition, but face financial penalties from European football's governing body. The three remaining sides - Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus - have refused to be reintegrated to UEFA and face further punishment. The plot to form a new Super League fell apart just days after the announcement of its creation, with the majority of teams pulling out following threats from football associations and fan protests.
Rafa Benitez Confirms he is Ready to Return to Premier League
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Rafa Benitez Confirms he is Ready to Return to Premier League

  Former Liverpool and Newcastle United manager, Rafa Benitez, has made it clear that coaching a topflight club in English is his priority, after leaving Chinese Super League side Dalian Pro. This is amid speculation that he will replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur. Benitez left Dalian Pro in January, citing COVID-19 as a factor in his decision. He was on a bumper contract worth a reported £12million per year at the Chinese club. “I moved to China because there were no top sides here, so I needed to keep competing and doing my job. “I’m watching every Premier League game and sometimes Championship games so that I’m always ready. The priority is England, the Premier League, my family is here… I like the style of football here. I’ll try to be ready here,” Be...
UEFA Set to Hand Super League rebels two-year Champions League ban
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UEFA Set to Hand Super League rebels two-year Champions League ban

  UEFA is ready to take serious disciplinary action against clubs that signed up to the Super League and are yet to sufficiently distance themselves from the project, ESPN reports. This could result in the maximum punishment, which is a two-year ban from the Champions League or Europa League. In the last 10 days, UEFA has been talking with the 12 clubs, in a bid to agree a lesser sanction and a promise not to continue with the Super League. As of Wednesday, they had reached an understanding with seven clubs: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Inter Milan were close to an agreement as well, according to sources. The remaining four clubs – Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan – have so fa...
Sasere returns to Lugano after end of Hamrun Spartans loan
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Sasere returns to Lugano after end of Hamrun Spartans loan

The Nigerian striker has reunited with the Swiss Super League outfit following the end of his loan spell in Malta. Franklin Sasere has returned to Lugano after completing his loan spell at Maltese Premier League outfit Hamrun Spartans. The 22-year-old trained with the rest of the Lugano team on Wednesday morning as he hopes to become a key figure at the Cornaredo Stadium.
Chelsea to introduce fan presence at board meetings in wake of Super League controversy
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Chelsea to introduce fan presence at board meetings in wake of Super League controversy

Chelsea will allow supporter representatives to sit in at board meetings following the uproar that accompanied the club's presence in the abortive Super League. Blues fans protested against their inclusion in the scheme, and they later joined their Premier League counterparts in swiftly withdrawing. The Super League and its subsequent collapse led to heightened calls for more participation in club decisions from the fan base, a request Chelsea appear to be addressing with this move.
Gary Neville Sets Up WhatsApp Group With Rival Pundits To Battle Premier League Big Six
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Gary Neville Sets Up WhatsApp Group With Rival Pundits To Battle Premier League Big Six

Gary Neville has set up a WhatsApp group containing different pundits from rival broadcasters so they can unite against further attempts at a breakaway super league. The Avengers/Justice League can feel free to stand down, apparently Neville has formed his own super-group. The former Manchester United player has been one of the most outspoken critics of the owners of the Premier League's 'big six" and their ultimately failed attempt to form a European Super League. The Sky Sports pundit has brought together a group of likeminded broadcasters and, according to Mail Sport, it contains the likes of BT Sports' Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker and Steve McManaman. Jake Humphrey is also reportedly involved, as is Neville's Sky colleague Jamie Carragher. Let's assume Humphrey is the 'Hawk...
EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check
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EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check

  The Premier League has introduced new rules and regulations, which will prevent future attempts to join a breakaway Super League. Six top-flight teams, including Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, announced on April 18 they were joining a new continental competition called the European Super League. However, it all collapsed within 48 hours amid outrage and criticisms. In a bid to prevent another recurrence, the Premier League has now created new laws and a new owners’ charter that all club owners will be required to sign up to committing them to the core principles of the competition. A statement on Monday explained the league is enlisting the support of the Government to bring in “appropriate legislation” and w...
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.
Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer
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Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer

The controversial proposal for the European Super League collapsed last week in the face of immense pressure from fans, governing bodies and governments, forcing most of the founding members to withdraw their support. United started the season in the Champions League this season where they were knocked out in the group stage and dropped down to the second-tier Europa League, a competition they last won in 2017 under Jose Mourinho. "We've had a great night in this tournament before. Our focus is on ending the season with a celebration. As soon as we went out of the Champions League, our focus was getting to a final," Solskjaer told reporters ahead the semi-final, first leg against AS Roma. "With Real Sociedad and Granada, two good La Liga teams, and AC Milan and Roma, two tea...
I Don’t Recognise Arsenal Any More – Henry
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I Don’t Recognise Arsenal Any More – Henry

Thierry Henry says he doesn’t recognise Arsenal any more after their involvement in the Super League fiasco. Arsenal were named as one of the 12 founding teams as plans for a controversial breakaway were announced last week, sparking a fierce public backlash across the football community. The pressure from fans and high-profile figures led to all six Premier League clubs withdrawing, along with Inter and Atletico Madrid, but there was still a mass protest outside Emirates Stadium before the Gunners’ latest fixture against Everton. Arsenal supporters are calling for the removal of Stan Kroenke and the KSE ownership group that put the club forward for the Super League, with Henry of the opinion they have shown they care more about making money than running a successful football ...
Spotify Founder, Daniel Ek Expresses Interest In Buying Arsenal
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Spotify Founder, Daniel Ek Expresses Interest In Buying Arsenal

Current owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment have come under fire for the failed Super League project, with Gunners fans making their feelings known at a protest on Friday. Josh Kroenke has said his family has no plans to sell, but a potential buyer is in the frame in the shape of Ek. What has been said? "As a kid growing up, I've cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember," Ek wrote on Twitter. "If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I'd be happy to throw my hat in the ring." The Kroenke position Arsenal were one of six Premier League clubs - the others being Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham - to sign up to the Super League, only for it to collapse amid a wave of protests. Josh Kroenke attended a fans’ forum on Thursday and w...
Klopp Slams new Champions League
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Klopp Slams new Champions League

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has slammed the new Champions League format proposed by UEFA this week. The new format will see the competition expanded to accommodate 36 teams in the group stages. Klopp, speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Newcastle, again lashed out at packing more matches into a season. According to the German, football clubs were already operating “on the edge” of maximum capacity. He said: “We have to make sure there’s no harm from [the Super League], no different atmosphere in the club. Let’s go back to the beautiful game it always was. “I am not naive — I have no problem with change and while the Super League is away, in the same moment the new Champions League is out there. “Who read this concept properly and s...
Arteta Reveals Personal Apology From Arsenal Owners Over Super League Plot
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Arteta Reveals Personal Apology From Arsenal Owners Over Super League Plot

Mikel Arteta received a personal apology from Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke after his role in the failed Super League plot as the Gunners boss saluted supporters for sending the "strongest message" football has ever seen. Arteta's side were one of six Premier League teams to sign up to the breakaway tournament on Sunday. But just 48 hours later the Super League collapsed as Arsenal and the rest of the English clubs pulled out. They were forced to withdraw after a furious public backlash against a competition that would have operated as a closed shop to control profits from European football. Kroenke's son Josh is reportedly set to address angry supporters at a Fans' Forum on Thursday. Arteta has had direct communication with the US-based Kroenke family over the controve...
Former Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Ancelotti thought Super League was ‘a joke’
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Former Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Ancelotti thought Super League was ‘a joke’

Former Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits that he thought talk of a breakaway Super League being formed was "a joke". Twelve leading clubs from across Europe, including six from the Premier League, announced plans on Sunday to put a new European tournament in place that would allow them to compete among themselves. Ancelotti's current employers at Everton were among those to speak out against the proposals and the "preposterous arrogance" of those involved, with much-maligned plans ripped up within 48 hours.
“I Am Not Barcelona’s Spokesperson” – Ronald Koeman
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“I Am Not Barcelona’s Spokesperson” – Ronald Koeman

FC Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has refused to let out any information about the club's decision on the Super League. With the club still to release any information if they will be pulling out of the Super League after all six Premier League sides already do so, reporters are looking to find some information about Barcelona and what their next step would be. Club Manager, Ronald Koeman has also refused to give details about the situation during his press conference ahead of Barcelona's game against Getafe, saying he isn't the club's spokesperson when asked about the situation. "The European Super League? I spoke with the President yesterday about this issue and he explained me the position of the club. But there's been a lot of movement since yesterday, so I think it's bett...
Atletico De Madrid Withdraws From The European Super League
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Atletico De Madrid Withdraws From The European Super League

Atlético de Madrid's Board of Directors, which met on Wednesday morning, has decided to formally communicate to the Super League and the rest of the founding clubs its decision not to finally formalise its adhesion to the project. Atlético de Madrid took the decision on Monday to join the project due to circumstances that no longer exist today. For the club, harmony between all the groups that make up the Red & White family, especially our fans, is essential. The first team squad and the coach have expressed their satisfaction with the club's decision, as they understand that sporting merits must prevail over any other criteria.
Agnelli confirms new Super League  cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw
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Agnelli confirms new Super League cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw

Andrea Agnelli, who is also the current president of Juventus, no longer believes it is possible for the competition to come to fruition Super League chairman Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the competition cannot go ahead after the withdrawal of all six Premier League clubs involved in the breakaway. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have all pulled out of the plans for the new European tournament amid intense pressure from fans, players and pundits across the footballing community. AC Milan, Inter, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are still on board as it stands, along with Juventus, but the Italian champions' club president now expects the Super League to disband completely. What's been said? Asked whether the formati...
‘I’ve let you down’ – Liverpool owner John W Henry takes full responsibility for Super League ‘disruption’
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‘I’ve let you down’ – Liverpool owner John W Henry takes full responsibility for Super League ‘disruption’

The Reds' principal owner has finally broken his silence on the controversial plans which rocked football and left fans and players furious Liverpool owner John W Henry has apologised to supporters and taken full responsibility for the club's involvement in the ill-fated Super League. It was announced late on Tuesday night that the Reds had "discontinued" their involvement in the controversial breakaway league, having originally been one of the 12 founder members. Their withdrawal, and that of the five other Premier League clubs involved, came on the back of widespread anger and condemnation, from supporters, media pundits and players alike. Liverpool's statement on Tuesday amounted to just 47 words, and offered nothing by way of an apology, but Henry, the club's principal ...
Spanish court tells UEFA, FIFA not to stop Super League in holding order
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Spanish court tells UEFA, FIFA not to stop Super League in holding order

The World and European soccer bodies, FIFA and UEFA, must not prevent 12 of the continent’s leading clubs from creating a breakaway Super League, a Spanish commercial court said on Tuesday in a preliminary ruling. FIFA and UEFA made no immediate comment about the case, which is likely to mark the start of a prolonged legal fight over the proposed league, which threatens to upend the long-established order of elite soccer in Europe. It was not immediately clear what authority the Madrid court, which adjudicates corporate disputes, had over the Swiss-based soccer bodies. The court said in a ruling seen by Reuters that FIFA, UEFA and all its associated soccer federations must not adopt “any measure that prohibits, restricts, limits or conditions in any way” the creation of the Su...
Chelsea want to withdraw from Super League as Cech pleads with fans at protests outside Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea want to withdraw from Super League as Cech pleads with fans at protests outside Stamford Bridge

Chelsea want to withdraw from the controversial Super League, it has been confirmed, as former goalkeeper Petr Cech was forced to personally plead with fans outside Stamford Bridge after protests at the club's involvement in the competition prevented the team coach reaching the stadium. Angry Blues supporters gathered outside the stadium ahead of Chelsea's Premier League meeting with Brighton on Tuesday night after the club were confirmed as one of the 12 founding sides of the competition which has sparked outrage around the world of football. The crowd stopped the Chelsea team bus reaching the ground, forcing Cech - now technical director at the club - to ask them to let the coach through, amid reports which broke on Tuesday night saying the Blues will now withdraw from the Supe...
Premier League ‘unanimously and vigorously’ reject Super League proposal & plan action against six sides involved
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Premier League ‘unanimously and vigorously’ reject Super League proposal & plan action against six sides involved

The Premier League has "unanimously and vigorously rejected" proposals for a Super League and is planning to take action against the six sides from the English top-flight that have signed up for the new European competition. Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City announced on Sunday that they intend to form part of a new breakaway competition involving members of the continental elite. They have been joined in that venture by Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan - with the intention being to welcome others on board - but opposition to the project is threatening to undermine their efforts. What has been said? The Premier League has responded to the plans by announcing in a statement: "The Premier League, alo...
Chelsea Fans Protest Super League, Stop Team Bus From Entering Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea Fans Protest Super League, Stop Team Bus From Entering Stamford Bridge

Chelsea supporters will protest the club's decision to become a founding member of a new European Super League. The decision to create a Super League has been derided by UEFA, the Premier League, and even the UK Government, who will aim to put barriers in the way of Chelsea, who have also resigned from the European Clubs' Association, and the 11 other teams from starting a new competition. The situation has left Chelsea supporters alienated from their club and they will stage a socially distanced protest at Stamford Bridge against the board while removing the fan-made banners inside the stadium ahead of kick-off against Brighton on Tuesday. What has been said by Chelsea supporters? "They say expect the unexpected, but today the Chelsea Supporters' Trust (CST), our members and...
Liverpool Skipper, Henderson Holds Meeting Of Big 6 Captains Over Super League
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Liverpool Skipper, Henderson Holds Meeting Of Big 6 Captains Over Super League

Liverpool Captain Jordan Henderson has called an emergency meeting of the Premier League captains to discuss the breakaway European Super League. The Liverpool skipper, whose own club is one of the six English sides that has signed up for the competition, is set to lead the players’ response to the plans that have rocked football. Henderson, 30, has long been seen as a trusted, respected figure among the top-flight’s footballers. There were also reports from German publication BILD on Tuesday that Liverpool were feeling 'increasingly doubtful' about the Super League project because of the amount of anger from fans at the proposals. The summit will be significant as it will include representatives from clubs who are part of the breakaway plans and those who are not. Engl...
UEFA To Sign A $7.2Bn Deal With Centricus To Stop European Super League
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UEFA To Sign A $7.2Bn Deal With Centricus To Stop European Super League

UEFA is in discussions with Centricus Asset Management over a €6 billion ($7.2 billion) financing package to overhaul its flagship football tournament and stop plans for a new breakaway Super League, according to people familiar with the matter. The Switzerland-based sporting body is working with Centricus on a plan to fund a new-look UEFA Champions League tournament, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential information. Negotiations are currently ongoing between UEFA and London based Centricus, according to the people. A representative for Centricus declined to comment, while a spokesperson for UEFA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. It comes as UEFA prepares to battle with a new Super League that could mark the biggest upheaval o...
PSG to win UCL as UEFA may kick out Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City this Friday
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PSG to win UCL as UEFA may kick out Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City this Friday

  A member of UEFA’s executive committee, Jesper Moller, has revealed that the European football governing body will ban Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City from the Champions League semi-finals this Friday. This means that Paris Saint-Germain would be crowned champions for this season. Real Madrid were billed to take on Chelsea, while Manchester City tackle PSG in the semi-finals later this month. But due to their involvement in the new European Super League, the clubs may start facing the consequences of their decision sooner. Moller, the Danish FA chairman, told Danish outlet DR Sport that the members of the breakaway group who remain in this season’s Champions League will be removed from the competition. “[Real Madrid, Manchester City and Chelsea] are go...
We Made The Super League To Save Football – Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez
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We Made The Super League To Save Football – Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez

The Real Madrid president is the first chairman of the competition, which has come in for criticism from all sides since its confirmation after midnight on Sunday. "UEFA worked in another format that, firstly, I didn't understand it and secondly, it doesn't produce the necessary income to save football," Perez said on El Chiringuito on Monday night. "When I say save football I mean to save everyone, so that for the next 20 years at least we can live in peace. The situation is very dramatic. We believe this format can save football, like the European Cup saved football in the 50s." Why the Super League? In an attempt to explain the Super League, Florentino addressed clubs' falling revenues, which have been accentuated by the coronavirus pandemic. "The biggest clubs in Engla...
Super League Showdown: Agnelli Resigns. Juve, Chelsea Others Leave ECA
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Super League Showdown: Agnelli Resigns. Juve, Chelsea Others Leave ECA

Juventus President, Andrea Agnelli, has resigned as President of the European Club Association (ECA) as well as stepped down from his position in the UEFA Executive Committee. Agnelli, who since 2012 has been President of the ECA, an umbrella body representing the interests of 246 leading European clubs, in association with Real Madrid's Fiorentino Perez, Manchester United's Joel Glazier, Liverpool's John Henry and Arsenal's Stan Kroenke, has been in forefront in the push for the European Super League (ESL) competition. The ESL is expected to rival the UEFA Champions League with 12 of the most wealthiest and storied clubs in Europe: AC Milan, Arsenal , Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tot...
Britain Talks Tough In Football ‘Super League’ Row
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Britain Talks Tough In Football ‘Super League’ Row

The U.K. government will put “everything on the table” to fight the European Super League plan — but is sitting on the sidelines for now. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told MPs the proposal for a number of elite football teams to form their own league and restrict entry to outside clubs was “tone deaf” and against the spirit of the game. “Football is in our national DNA,” he told the House of Commons. “We invented it, we helped export it around the world and it’s been at the heart of British life for over a century.” He added: “We will not stand by and watch football be cravenly stripped of the things that made millions across the country love it.” But Dowden said although the government will launch a fan-led review of the sport, it will hang back for now in the hope that ex...

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