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England fans wrong to boo Joe Gomez, says Raheem Sterling

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England fans wrong to boo Joe Gomez, says Raheem Sterling

England forward Raheem Sterling says it was wrong for fans to boo Joe Gomez when he came on as a substitute in Thursday’s 7-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win against Montenegro at Wembley. Manchester City’s Sterling was dropped for the game after he clashed with Liverpool defender Gomez on Monday. Sterling was seen applauding Gomez when he came…

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Faustino Asprilla: Ex-Colombia striker urged hitman not to kill Jose Luis Chilavert

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Faustino Asprilla: Ex-Colombia striker urged hitman not to kill Jose Luis Chilavert

Former Colombia and Newcastle striker Faustino Asprilla says he had to convince a hitman not to kill Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert after a World Cup qualifying match in 1997. Asprilla told Colombian television channel TelePacifico that the gunman called his hotel room after he and Chilavert were both sent off in the match, which…

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Why Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane won’t play international football until November

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Why Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane won’t play international football until November

“I haven’t had holidays of over 20 days for seven years but I am used to it. I am ready. I am here now so let’s do it.” The words of Sadio Mane when he returned to Liverpool to begin his 2019/20 season, just 17 days after his 2018/19 one ended. A gruelling campaign featuring a relentless…

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Record summer transfer spend in Europe as Big Four try to close gap with Premier League

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Record summer transfer spend in Europe as Big Four try to close gap with Premier League

By David Owen September 3 – The early end to the transfer window may have taken the edge off summer spending by clubs in England’s Premier League, but their rivals elsewhere in Europe did not hold back from splashing the cash. With the market in each of Europe’s Big Five leagues now closed, aggregate summer…

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Lionel Messi: Argentina forward banned from international football for three months

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Lionel Messi: Argentina forward banned from international football for three months

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”. Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixed for Brazil”. He has also been fined $50,000 (£41,121) by Conmebol, the South American…

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Herve Renard: Double Nations Cup winner is named as Saudi Arabia’s new coach

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Herve Renard: Double Nations Cup winner is named as Saudi Arabia’s new coach

Herve Renard, who won the Africa Cup of Nations with both Zambia and Ivory Coast, has been unveiled as Saudi Arabia’s new national team coach. Renard stood down as Morocco’s coach earlier this month after the team’s early exit from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The 50-year-old had taken to social media in…

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COPA AMERICA: Daniel Alves, the most decorated footballer

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COPA AMERICA: Daniel Alves, the most decorated footballer

Dani Alves is the most world’s most decorated player in football history. The Paris Saint-Germain right back last night added another silverware in his trophy collection after his country Brazil won Peru 3-1 in Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium. The 36 year old Samba captain has a whooping 40 trophies and was also…

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Copa America: Another disappointment for Argentina, another disappointment for Lionel Messi

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Copa America: Another disappointment for Argentina, another disappointment for Lionel Messi

The Copa America yesterday staged an old fierce rivalry match between host nation Brazil and Argentina. The two sworn enemies are Latin America’s most talked about football teams. Brazil, pride of the Americas, yesterday defeated Argentina by 2-0, courtesy of Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino. The Premier League forwards set each other’s goal, which came…

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Turkey condemns Iceland over ‘mistreatment’ of football team

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Turkey condemns Iceland over ‘mistreatment’ of football team

Ankara issues diplomatic protest over treatment of team who were reportedly searched for three hours by airport police. Turkey denounced immigration authorities in Iceland on Monday for their treatment of the Turkish national football team after they arrived at Keflavik International Airport for an upcoming competition.  According to a senior Turkish foreign ministry official, a diplomatic protest was filed with…

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Neymar reveals gruesome ankle injury after being ruled out of Copa America

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Neymar reveals gruesome ankle injury after being ruled out of Copa America

Neymar has revealed the extent of his severe ankle injury which has ruled him out of Brazil’s upcoming Copa America campaign. The 27-year-old suffered the injury in the first half of Brazil’s 2-0 win over Qatar on Wednesday. Neymar left the field visibly upset and was forced to leave the stadium on crutches. Brazil subsequently…

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