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Early red card costs Colombia as unfancied Japan claim shock win

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA14 hits

Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez became the first player to be sent off at the 2018 World Cup as Japan secured an entertaining 2-1 win in Saransk.The former Aston Villa midfielder was dismissed after just four minutes in the Group H opener for deliberate handball and Shinji Kagawa made no mistake with the resulting penalty.Colombia equalised shortly before half-time through Juan Quintero&rsq...Full Story »

Manchester City closing in on £46.5m Jorginho transfer

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Skysports.com66 hits

Manchester City are closing in on a deal in the region of £46.5m for Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to Sky sources. Sky Sports News understands that, despite reports in Italy, no deal has been agreed as yet. A number of issues are still to be sorted, including payment schedules, add-ons and the possibility of a pre-season friendly between the two clubs. Jorginho scored against M...Full Story »

Paul Pogba claims he is the ‘most criticised player in the world’

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Skysports.com48 hits

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba claims he has gone from "the biggest transfer in the world to the most criticised player in the world". Pogba played a vital role in France's 2-1 win over Australia in their opening World Cup match on Saturday, setting up Antoine Griezmann before the forward won a penalty, and then seeing his deflected effort bounce off the underside of the bar and cros...Full Story »

Mexico’s Juan Carlos Osorio claims pace, passion and positivity shook Germany

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA15 hits

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said his side’s 1-0 victory over defending champions Germany in Moscow was six months in the planning but delivered by a team who played with glory in mind, not worry. Ranked number one by FIFA, Germany had not lost an opening game at the World Cup since 1982 and thrashed Mexico 4-1 at last summer’s Confederations Cup.But Osorio, who spent four years a...Full Story »

Sweden vs South Korea - Sweden play down spying row with South Korea ahead of clash

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA92 hits

Sweden coach Janne Andersson has played down a spying row with South Korea ahead of Monday’s World Cup clash between the two countries in Nizhny Novgorod.One of the Andersson’s coaching staff attended a Korea training session during their pre-tournament preparation camp in Austria and was asked to leave.Andersson, whose side beat Italy in a play-off to qualify, insists this was a sim...Full Story »

Croatia 2 Nigeria 0: Etebo own goal, Modric penalty settle tight clash

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Goal.com64 hits

Nigeria are bottom of Group D after Stoke City's new signing Oghenekaro Etebo scored an own goal in a 2-0 loss to Croatia. Croatia claimed pole position in Group D with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Nigeria thanks to an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a Luka Modric penalty. Midfielder Etebo, who joined Stoke City for €7.2million on Monday, turned a Modric corner into his own net aft...Full Story »

PSG ace Mbappe: Arsenal move was close. I met Wenger

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com109 hits

PSG ace Kylian Mbappe admits he was close to joining Arsenal last summer. Mbappe eventually left AS Monaco in August for PSG. He told Canal+ show Au Tableau: "I met with Arsene Wenger, who is a great coach. He has a great reputation here in France, he's well-respected and knows how to develop young players. This was a real option for me. "We weighed up the advantages and disadvantages of al...Full Story »

Peru(N) vs Denmark - Guerrero ‘really is ready’ for World Cup clash after drug ban fight

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA56 hits

Peru boss Ricardo Gareca has declared captain Paolo Guerrero ready for the World Cup following the temporary lifting of his drugs ban.The South Americans play their first match at the finals since 1982 when they face Denmark in Group C on Saturday.And Guerrero, their record scorer, is clear to feature at the tournament in Russia.He was granted a temporary lifting of his suspension on May 31 by t...Full Story »

UEFA punishes Atletico over racist banner at Europa League final

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by Marca.com38 hits

Atletico's fans light flares during the UEFA Europa League final. UEFA has punished Atletico Madrid after fans held up a racist banner in the Europa League final against Olympique Marseille, European football's governing body said on Thursday. The Spanish side must close a section of their ground, including 3,000 seats, in their next home match in European competition. Atletico were also fin...Full Story »

Morocco(N) vs Iran - Iran boss Queiroz quiet on Spain’s coaching debacle

Posted Friday, June 15, 2018 by PA93 hits

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz is refusing to be distracted by Spain’s coaching calamities as his team prepare to kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign against Morocco in Saint Petersburg.Spain and Queiroz’s native Portugal make up the rest of Group B but the 65-year-old insisted it would be “disrespectful” to bring up the sudden departure of Julen Lopetegui to Real Madrid.Ir...Full Story »

Caglar Soyuncu is close to becoming an Arsenal player, says agent

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by squawka.com57 hits

The agent of Freiburg centre-back Caglar Soyuncu has said "concrete talks" have been held with Arsenal and all that remains is for a fee to be agreed. Soyuncu confirmed that the Gunners expressed an interest in signing him, but he says that his future will be discussed further after the international break. The 22-year-old defender started in all three friendly matches for the Crescent-Stars...Full Story »

Patrick Vieira leaves New York City Football Club ahead of move to take over Nice

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by ESPN54 hits

Patrick Vieira stepped down as coach of MLS club New York City FC on Sunday ahead of his appointment as the new manager of Ligue 1's Nice. In an unusual move, the news was first announced not by either club but on the website of Manchester City, which is in the same ownership group as NYCFC. Man City later unpublished the page with the announcement. Reports in France last week said Vieira had ...Full Story »

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claims he was 'borderline depressed' after 'Madrid-led' attacks during issues with Spanish tax authorities

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk41 hits

LIONEL MESSI has opened up on the difficulties he and his family endured during his ordeal over alleged tax evasion. Two years ago, the Argentine was handed a 21-month prison sentence, but under Spanish law, any sentence under two years for a first-time non-violent crime can be served on probation, meaning he was always unlikely to serve any time behind bars. Lionel Messi reveals he was 'borde...Full Story »

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah rejects Sergio Ramos claim: I never told him it was 'fine'

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by ESPN108 hits

Mohamed Salah has said he did not tell Sergio Ramos things were "fine" after the Real Madrid defender injured the Liverpool forward during last month's Champions League final. Salah was forced off in the first half after locking arms with Ramos and being pulled to the ground. It was later confirmed that he had sprained ligaments in his shoulder, placing his participation at this summer's Worl...Full Story »

Brazil ready for pressure of World Cup ahead of final warm-up clash – Marcelo

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by PA18 hits

Defender Marcelo is aware of the pressure on Brazil’s players to deliver World Cup success as they prepare for the tournament with a friendly against Austria.Tite’s side head to Russia as one of the favourites but with the 7-1 semi-final thrashing at the hands of Germany in the 2014 tournament in their own country still hanging over them.With players like Neymar, Philippe Coutinho an...Full Story »

Neymar deal claim made by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Express.co.uk184 hits

Neymar deal claim made by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola REAL MADRID will have their work cut out to prise Neymar away from Paris Saint-Germain. That's the verdict of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who says the Brazil international will not be joining him at the Etihad either. Neymar is regarded as one of the world’s top talents and there would be a queue of clubs waiting if PS...Full Story »

Nketiah nets brace as England Under-21s clinch final spot

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by PA36 hits

Eddie Nketiah kept England Under-21s on course for a third successive Toulon Tournament success by firing them into the final.The Arsenal youngster scored twice after the break as the Young Lions came from behind to beat Scotland 3-1 in their semi-final.Mikey Johnston put Scotland ahead before half-time but after Nketiah set up Callum Connolly’s equaliser shortly after the restart, he scor...Full Story »

Barcelona bulk up their post-Neymar release clauses

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Marca.com130 hits

The departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, which came via the payment of a release clause of 222 million euros, marked a before and after moment not only in Barcelona but also in the history of football. PSG spent an enormous amount of money to sign the Brazilian star, which ultimately resulted in the rise of such contractually obligated fees at Barcelona. After losing the talented stri...Full Story »

AC Milan Europa League exclusion over FFP recommended by UEFA investigators

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2018 by ESPN79 hits

Gennaro Gattuso led Milan into the Europa League after taking over as coach last season. Nicolo Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images AC Milan are to lose their place in next season's Europa League as UEFA remains unhappy with their finances, according to a report in the New York Times. Last week it was announced that Milan could be barred from European competition for breaching financial fair pl...Full Story »

Real Madrid tell Cristiano Ronaldo he can rejoin Man Utd as transfer terms are set - claim

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2018 by Express.co.uk269 hits

Real Madrid will allow Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Manchester United REAL MADRID have reportedly told Cristiano Ronaldo he is free to rejoin Manchester United - as long as they meet Florentino Perez’s transfer terms. Real Madrid star Ronaldo is being linked with an emotional Manchester United homecoming once again. The 33-year-old seems to be on the verge of returning to Old Trafford...Full Story »

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