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Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi is no leader, he goes to toilet 20 times before a game

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by ESPN86 hits

Argentina great Diego Maradona has told Fox Sports that Lionel Messi, who he coached at the 2010 World Cup, is not a leader and should not be considered a footballing god. Maradona, who along with Pele is widely considered to be one of the best players of all time, said Messi was one player at his club Barcelona and another with the national side. "We shouldn't deify Messi any longer," he to...Full Story »

Diego Costa: Antonio Conte behaviour at Chelsea reason for Atletico Madrid return

Posted Saturday, September 29, 2018 by ESPN90 hits

Diego Costa has criticised his former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, saying he left Stamford Bridge because of the Italian's behaviour. Costa was unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player for the second time in December, three months after it was agreed that he would leave Chelsea in a £57 million transfer. The Spain international, who had to wait because of a ban on the La Liga side registeri...Full Story »

Valencia vs Juventus - Allegri will include Douglas Costa in UCL plans

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PA96 hits

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed Douglas Costa will be included in his plans for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash in Valencia. Costa has been banned for four matches by the Italian Football Federation after his red card for spitting in Sassuolo forward Federico Di Francesco’s face during Sunday’s Serie A clash. The Brazilian winger was expected to m...Full Story »

Costa apologises for 'ugly' spitting incident

Posted Monday, September 17, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com89 hits

Juventus' Douglas Costa has apologised to his fans and team-mates for spitting at an opponent during the Serie A clash with Sassuolo. Douglas Costa has apologised for his "ugly" behaviour after he was sent off during Juventus' 2-1 victory over Sassuolo. Cristiano Ronaldo's double - his first goals in Serie A - proved the difference at Allianz Stadium, but it was Costa's awful conduct in the ...Full Story »

‘It was a bad mistake’ – Douglas Costa apologies for spitting in opponent’s face

Posted Monday, September 17, 2018 by PA45 hits

Juventus star Douglas Costa has apologised but could face a long ban after spitting in the face of Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco on Sunday.The flash point came in second-half stoppage time as Juventus saw out a 2-1 victory in their latest Serie A match, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice.Sassuolo had just pulled a goal back through Khouma Babacar when Costa and Di Francesco squar...Full Story »

Diego Maradona lands in Mexico to begin managing at Dorados de Sinaloa

Posted Sunday, September 09, 2018 by ESPN105 hits

Diego Maradona arrives in Sinaloa after accepting the role of manager at second-tier Mexican club Dorados. Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has arrived in northern Mexico to begin his new job as head coach of the second-tier Mexican soccer club Dorados de Sinaloa. Maradona takes over a club in 13th position in the Ascenso MX and without a win in the opening six games of the 2018 Apert...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid confirm squad numbers for Costa, Correa, Lemar and Lucas

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Marca.com121 hits

On Monday, Atletico Madrid released a number of alterations to their squad number list for the 2018/19 campaign. Firstly, Thomas Lemar will take the No. 11, as hinted at in his presentation, which previously belonged to Angel Correa. The Argentine thus moves to No. 10, vacated in January by Yannick Carrasco. Diego Costa swaps to No. 19 having played with No. 21 since joining from Chelsea, ...Full Story »

Diego Costa in the mud

Posted Monday, July 23, 2018 by Marca.com139 hits

Back in his hometown of Lagarto for the summer, Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is enjoying his final days of relaxation before returning to hard work with his club. After Spain were eliminated in the second round of the World Cup by Russia, the Brazil-born player spent a few days in Ibiza before returning to Brazil, where he has been enjoying his break. The evidence of that has been cle...Full Story »

Costa Rica cut ties with Oscar Ramirez

Posted Thursday, July 05, 2018 by Goal.com68 hits

Oscar Ramirez will not be continuing as Costa Rica coach following the team’s failure to reach the knockout rounds at the World Cup. Costa Rica, who progressed to the quarter-finals four years ago in Brazil, claimed just one point as they were eliminated from Group E in Russia. Ramirez, who took over in August 2015, revealed after the 2-2 draw with Switzerland on June 27 that he was un...Full Story »

Brazil's Marcelo a doubt for Mexico match, Douglas Costa ruled out

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by ESPN139 hits

SOCHI, Russia -- Brazil right-back Danilo will be available to face Mexico in their World Cup last-16 clash, but Marcelo's status is in doubt and Douglas Costa is out, according to the team doctor. Rodrigo Lasmar said on Saturday that Danilo has recovered from a thigh injury, but that teammate Marcelo, who suffered a back spasm just moments into Brazil's final group game against Serbia, is re...Full Story »

Switzerland 2 Costa Rica 2: Petkovic's men set up Sweden last 16 clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com100 hits

Switzerland were far from their best against Costa Rica, but secured the point they needed to progress to the World Cup knockout stages. Switzerland booked their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday. Brazil's win over Serbia in the night's other Group E game means that Vladimir Petkovic's side finish second in the pool an...Full Story »

Switzerland earn draw against lively Costa Rica to set up Sweden clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA38 hits

Switzerland will meet Sweden in the last 16 of the World Cup as they secured safe passage from Group E with a dramatic late draw against Costa Rica.While Costa Rica were already out having lost their opening two matches, they were the better side in Nizhny Novgorod and were good value for their 2-2 draw.Blerim Dzemaili opened the scoring for Switzerland after they had been largely on the back-fo...Full Story »

Diego Maradona celebrates Argentina's World Cup win with offensive gesture

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Skysports.com183 hits

Maradona made two middle-finger gestures after Marcos Rojo's late winner Diego Maradona was caught celebrating Argentina's late winner against Nigeria at the World Cup with a offensive gesture on Tuesday. As television cameras swung his way, seconds after Marcos Rojo's winning goal, Maradona thrust middle-finger gestures with both hands. Swinging his arms back and forth, he also appeared to sh...Full Story »

Switzerland vs Costa Rica - Controversial celebrations won’t be repeated, says Behrami

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA119 hits

Valon Behrami has stressed Switzerland’s players will not repeat the controversial goal celebrations they performed against Serbia during the remainder of the World Cup.Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner all avoided being banned by FIFA but were fined for the way they celebrated the two Swiss goals in their 2-1 success over the Serbians.Arsenal midfielder Xhaka and Stok...Full Story »

Thiago Silva: Neymar insulted me when I returned a ball to Costa Rica

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by Marca.com170 hits

Neymar's attitude during Brazil's 2-0 victory over Costa Rica has been criticised by many, including by teammate Thiago Silva. The defender, who wore the Brazil armband on Friday, has spoken of how the forward hit out at him when he kicked a ball back to Costa Rica in an act of fair play. "He is like a little brother to me and I try to look out for him, but today I feel sad because he insul...Full Story »

Why Neymar cried after helping Brazil secure crucial win over Costa Rica

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com155 hits

Neymar cut an emotional figure after helping Brazil secure a crucial 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday afternoon in their World Cup clash. After being held to a draw by Switzerland in their opening game, the pressure was on Tite's side as they needed a win to give themselves a major boost in order to avoid a potential scare of a premature exit from the tournament. They eventually broke down ...Full Story »

Brazil leave it late to see off Costa Rica

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA59 hits

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar both struck in stoppage time to earn Brazil their first win at the 2018 World Cup as they beat Costa Rica 2-0 to edge towards the last 16.The five-time winners and the competition’s most decorated nation were on course for their second successive draw in Russia, with Neymar denied a second-half penalty upon VAR review and Gabriel Jesus hitting the crossbar.Howe...Full Story »

Brazil 2 Costa Rica 0: Coutinho and Neymar score in stoppage time to snatch win

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com89 hits

Brazil snatched a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica at the World Cup thanks to stoppage-time goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar. Philippe Coutinho and Neymar both scored in injury time for Brazil at the World Cup Philippe Coutinho and Neymar both scored in stoppage time to snatch victory for Brazil after the Paris Saint-Germain forward had been denied a penalty by VAR in a 2-0 World Cup win ove...Full Story »

Fagner to start for Brazil against Costa Rica due to Danilo injury

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com95 hits

A hip injury suffered by the Man City defender means the Corinthians man will earn his fifth Selecao cap against the TicosBrazil have confirmed Fagner will start in place of Danilo for their World Cup clash with Costa Rica, the Manchester City defender having been ruled out through injury. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a brief statement Danilo had complained of pain aroun...Full Story »

Brazil vs Costa Rica - Neymar to start against Costa Rica despite ankle issue

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA142 hits

Neymar will start for Brazil against Costa Rica despite suffering an ankle issue earlier this week, with coach Tite insisting he does not want the “genius” to alter his style.The five-time World Cup winners had a scare on Tuesday when Neymar hobbled out of training, yet he was back for Wednesday’s session and will feature against Los Ticos after Tite confirmed he would nam...Full Story »

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