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Zidane: I will defend Benzema to death, he is one of the best in the team

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by Marca.com25 hits

In his final pre-match press conference before the Club World Cup final, Zinedine Zidane had some harsh words for those who continue to criticise Karim Benzema, a player that the French coach has total faith in. It wasn't too long ago that former England forward, Gary Lineker, took a cheeky swipe at Benzema's credentials, and the general feeling on the striker's performances being below par h...Full Story »

AC Milan remain under FFP monitoring after UEFA rejects voluntary agreement

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by Skysports.com23 hits

AC Milan's application for a voluntary agreement to restructure their finances has been rejected by UEFA's independent Club Financial Control Body. The club had hoped to present a refinancing programme that would bring an end to "ongoing monitoring" by the governing body of European football over Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. Eighteen-time Serie A champions Milan were bought by Chin...Full Story »

Conte: David Luiz not set for January transfer, he's just injured

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by Goal.com42 hits

Antonio Conte is growing frustrated with rumours that suggest David Luiz will make a January exit after a row with him in the past month, claiming the defender is just injured. Luiz was dropped by Conte for Chelsea's match with Manchester United back in November following a poor defensive display in the 3-0 defeat to Roma. He has since sustained an inflammation of his right knee which is a re...Full Story »

Saint-Etienne 0 - 4 AS Monaco: Monaco brush aside 10-man St Etienne to close gap on PSG

Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 by PA22 hits

Monaco made the most of their Friday night fixture as they closed to within six points of Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain with a 4-0 rout of 10-man St Etienne away from home. Djibril Sidibe fired the visitors ahead after just three minutes when Keita Balde's shot rebounded into his path, and Thomas Lemar doubled the lead in the 32nd minute, shaking off several defenders to break into the box...Full Story »

Richarlison available for Watford's game against Huddersfield

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA21 hits

Richarlison has been passed fit to start for Watford when they host Huddersfield in the Premier League. The Brazilian forward was substituted at Crystal Palace owing to fatigue but is available to strengthen a squad weakened by the absence of Will Hughes (hamstring). Kiko Femenia also misses out because of a hamstring problem, while Younes Kaboul, Nathaniel Chalobah and Craig Cathcart (all kne...Full Story »

Inter Milan vs Udinese - Spalletti insists Inter did not underestimate Coppa Italia opponents

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA23 hits

Luciano Spalletti insists Inter Milan did not underestimate minnows Pordenone in the Coppa Italia but will not tolerate a repeat of the near-miss when Udinese come to San Siro. When Serie A leaders Inter were pitted against third-tier Pordenone in the last 16 of the Italian cup it looked like a straightforward victory in Milan would follow. But the Nerazzurri failed to score against the north-...Full Story »

Crewe midfielder Callum Ainley set to recover to face Crawley

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA10 hits

Crewe should be able to call on Callum Ainley for their Sky Bet League Two clash with Crawley on Saturday.The young midfielder was forced off during the first half of Wednesday's FA Cup second-round replay against Blackburn with a facial wound and has had stitches.Charlie Kirk impressed as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat and the teenager could have a role to play again.George Ray (back), James J...Full Story »

Uwe Rosler must decide whether to rotate winning squad against Peterborough

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2017 by PA9 hits

Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler faces a selection dilemma ahead of the visit of Peterborough.Rosler rotated his squad for Thursday's FA Cup replay against Hereford and saw his side turn in an impressive display to win 2-0 and set up a third-round clash with Leicester.The likes of Jordy Hiwula and Baily Cargill will be hoping to keep their place after being recalled, but with only three days between g...Full Story »

Scunthorpe still without midfielder Funso Ojo for visit of MK Dons

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA5 hits

Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander hopes Funso Ojo will return to training next week but Saturday's clash with MK Dons will come too soon. The influential Belgian midfielder has been struggling with a hamstring issue that has sidelined him for the Iron's League One defeats at Doncaster and Walsall.He is on course to return sooner rather than later, although striker Lee Novak (ankle) is still a...Full Story »

Rotherham's top-score Kieffer Moore suspended for Plymouth clash

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA9 hits

Rotherham will still be without top scorer Kieffer Moore for their League One clash with Plymouth at the New York Stadium on Saturday.Moore, who has scored 13 goals for the Millers, is serving the second game of a three-match ban, though Paul Warne's men coped well in his absence last week as they beat Blackpool 2-1.Skipper Lee Frecklington (illness) and Joe Newel (toe) both pulled out of that ...Full Story »

Wales international Tom Lawrence missing for Derby's Aston Villa clash

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA12 hits

Derby will be without Tom Lawrence for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash at home to Aston Villa.The Wales international is missing with an ankle problem suffered in last weekend's 3-0 win at Barnsley.Rams boss Gary Rowett believes Lawrence could be back in action before Christmas with the injury less severe than first feared.Johnny Russell and Sam Winnall will both be in contention to repla...Full Story »

Barnet's Dwight Pascal suspended for Morecambe clash

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA9 hits

Barnet will again be without suspended teenage defender Dwight Pascal for the Sky Bet League Two clash against Morecambe.The 16-year-old is in the middle of a three-match ban after he was shown a straight red card on his league debut in the home defeat by Grimsby last month.Defender Richard Brindley (foot) and midfielder Curtis Weston (knee) are both closing in on a return, while forward Jean-L...Full Story »

Portsmouth midfielder Ben Close back in contention for Bury clash

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA6 hits

Portsmouth could welcome back midfielder Ben Close for the visit of Bury.The 21-year-old has been out since last month with a hamstring injury but has resumed training and will challenge Danny Rose and Stuart O'Keefe for a central role.Pompey manager Kenny Jackett will hand late fitness tests to utility players Oli Hawkins (hamstring) and Dion Donohue (lower back).Kal Naismith is still sideline...Full Story »

Lincoln likely to stick with winning side against Accrington

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA13 hits

Lincoln boss Danny Cowley could name an unchanged line-up for Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Accrington.The Imps came through last weekend's 2-0 win at Yeovil unscathed and Cowley is likely to stick with the same starting XI after three straight victories.Winger Jordan Maguire-Drew is back with the squad after returning to parent club Brighton for treatment on a hip injury.Matt Rhead ...Full Story »

Danny Rose backs Tottenham to derail Man City title charge

Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 by hits

Tottenham star Danny Rose has hailed Manchester City Pep Guardiola’s side go into tomorrow’s Etihad clash on the back of a Premier League record 15 straight victories. But Rose points to the fact that Spurs inflicted the Spaniard’s first defeat as City boss last season, winning 2-0 at White Hart Lane on October 2 to end an 11-match unbeaten run. He said: “We’ll...Full Story »

David Luiz issues Chelsea transfer ultimatum after Antonio Conte talks

Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 by hits

Chelsea defender David Luiz has held talks with Antonio Conte but could join Bayern Munich Brazilian Luiz was dropped by Conte after a disagreement between the two over tactics following Chelsea's Champions League defeat by Roma in Rome in October, and his reaction to being substituted in the home game against the Italians. The flamboyant centre back then picked up a knee injury and has been o...Full Story »

Real Madrid president Florentino calls Ronaldo's bluff with set asking price

Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com133 hits

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is at breaking point with Cristiano Ronaldo over his new contract demands. Ronaldo has been pushing Perez to upgrade his current deal for much of the year - despite penning new terms only in November 2016. The Portugal international has insisted he deserves the hike after winning back-to-back Ballon d'Ors, but his demands have fallen on deaf ears. Inde...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho asked to explain comments before Manchester derby defeat

Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 by Skysports.com82 hits

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations relating to comments he made ahead of last week's clash with Manchester City. Mourinho has until 6pm on December 18 to respond to the request, relating to remarks made on December 8, two days before the Old Trafford clash which City won 2-1 at Old Trafford. An FA statement did not s...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Fulham - Sunderland's Lee Cattermole suspended for Fulham clash

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA34 hits

Sunderland will be without the suspended Lee Cattermole when they face Fulham at the Stadium of Light. Cattermole was sent off in last week's encouraging goalless draw against Wolves at Molineux, and boss Chris Coleman could make a number of other changes. Coleman has already indicated he could restore winger Aiden McGeady to his starting line-up after he impressed in training. Callum McManam...Full Story »

Ipswich vs Reading - David McGoldrick in line for Ipswich return against Reading

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by PA34 hits

Ipswich could have forward David McGoldrick back in contention for the visit of Reading. Republic of Ireland international McGoldrick has missed the last four matches after needing surgery on a deep gash to his groin. Defender Tristan Nydam was forced out of last weekend's defeat at Middlesbrough because of a hip problem. Centre-back Tommy Smith (calf) and midfielder Tom Adeyemi (hamstring) a...Full Story »

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