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Qatar set to LOSE 2022 World Cup – with England in line to host it instead

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk48 hits

COMING HOME: No more need for dreaming A FIFA insider has told how the controversial decision to award the tournament to Qatar will be reviewed later this year, with England, Germany or the US in line to step in. Saudi Arabian Sports Minister Turki Al-Sheikh, who claims to have had sight of documents relating to the tournament, told German magazine Focus that a decision could be made as early ...Full Story »

Finn Russell: Whole Scotland team was world class against England

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by PA5 hits

Finn Russell hailed a “world-class” team performance after Scotland stunned England with a first Calcutta Cup win in a decade.England were heavy favourites as they made their way up to Edinburgh, but they were never at the races as the Dark Blues racked up a 25-13 win in a breathless tie at BT Murrayfield.Scotland were without a win over the Auld Enemy since 2008 but handing England ...Full Story »

Aaron Ramsey boost for Arsenal in Carabao Cup final

Posted Friday, February 23, 2018 by PA17 hits

Aaron Ramsey is winning his battle to be fit for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.The Wales international has missed the last three games with a groin injury but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is confident he will now be ready to be involved at Wembley.Mesut Ozil is also expected to be available after illness while Pierre-EmerickAubameyang can plan having been ineligible in t...Full Story »

Nick Powell set to miss out for FA Cup heroes Wigan

Posted Friday, February 23, 2018 by PA19 hits

Wigan could be without Nick Powell for their Sky Bet League One clash with fellow FA Cup heroes Rochdale.The Latics’ stunning win over Manchester City came despite the loss of arguably their best player during the first half after he sustained a knock.Captain Sam Morsy serves the second game of his two-match suspension after picking up his 10th yellow card against Blackpool last week but&n...Full Story »

Hill salutes Dale for not dropping off after FA Cup heroics

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018 by PA13 hits

Rochdale manager Keith Hill praised his side’s efforts after they drew 0-0 against fellow League One strugglers MK Dons at the Crown Oil Arena.Following Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham in the FA Cup Hill felt his players were a bit flat and it showed in their performance.Hill said: “I thought the lads were magnificent to a certain degree, because, when you’re mentally an...Full Story »

Rochdale vs Milton Keynes Dons - Cup-tied Rochdale quartet return for MK Dons battle

Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by PA56 hits

Rochdale will welcome back four players for their home clash with fellow League One strugglers MK Dons.Scott Wiseman, Sam Hart, Alex Dobre and Billy Knott were all cup-tied for Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham in the FA Cup.Steve Davies, who came off the bench against Spurs to net a last-gasp equaliser and force the replay, is not considered fit enough to start while Calvin Andrew has been...Full Story »

Wigan boss Cook condemns fan clashes in wake of cup shock

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by PA15 hits

Wigan manager Paul Cook described unsavoury post-match scenes as “not correct” after the Latics’ stunning FA Cup victory over Manchester City was soured by a pitch invasion.Sergio Aguero was involved in an altercation with a fan and lashed out as hundreds of home supporters ran on to the DW Stadium pitch following Wigan’s 1-0 fifth-round victory given to them by Will Grig...Full Story »

Guardiola loses cool as Wigan dump Manchester City out of FA Cup

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by PA98 hits

Pep Guardiola was involved in a furious row with Wigan boss Paul Cook as Manchester City’s quadruple bid was sensationally derailed by their FA Cup bogey team.Will Grigg scored a stunning late breakaway goal as Wigan repeated their shock 2013 final victory over City in a fiery fifth-round tie at the DW Stadium, winning 1-0.The main talking point came on the stroke of half-time as City&rsqu...Full Story »

Saturday FA Cup fifth round wrap: The things you might have missed

Posted Monday, February 19, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com76 hits

HUDDERSFIELD 0 - 2 MANCHESTER UNITED Lots of huff and puff from Huddersfield, who gave a decent account of themselves here, but little in the way of cutting edge. United had the lead inside three minutes, with Juan Mata playing in Romelu Lukaku and the Belgian finishing neatly inside the near post. Lukaku scored the second, too, completing a length of the field move which he also started. Uni...Full Story »

Hill refuses to criticise Alli over penalty in dramatic FA Cup draw

Posted Monday, February 19, 2018 by PA22 hits

Rochdale manager Keith Hill celebrated his team’s FA Cup draw with Tottenham – and defended the right of Dele Alli to win the penalty that almost shattered the hosts’ hopes.Hill even admitted that if Alli won a penalty for England at the World Cup in similar circumstances he would cheer the midfielder.The question was asked by me, “Dele Alli has a reputation for diving, d...Full Story »

Brighton’s FA Cup adventure continues after conquering Coventry

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA4 hits

Jurgen Locadia scored a debut goal as Brighton ended their 32-year wait to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals by comfortably beating Coventry 3-1.Record signing Locadia, a £14million arrival from PSV Eindhoven, swept his new team into an early lead against the League Two Sky Blues, before defender Connor Goldson headed a second before half-time.Albion, who last reached the quarter-finals of t...Full Story »

Taxi for West Brom as they are dumped out of FA Cup by Southampton

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA7 hits

A bad week off the pitch for West Brom got worse on it as they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Southampton at The Hawthorns.Boardroom upheaval and hijinx in Spain provided an unwanted distraction ahead of Saturday’s fifth round tie, but the FA Cup had provided West Brom with some salvation this season.Perhaps a siege mentality could conjure up another much-needed win like the one at Exet...Full Story »

Brazil coach Tite reveals 15 players of his World Cup squad

Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 by ESPN66 hits

Brazil coach Tite has revealed 15 players who are guaranteed a place in his World Cup squad for this summer's tournament in Russia. Tite took the unusual step in an interview with UOL Esporte, revealing a partial squad led by four players from Paris Saint-Germain: Daniel Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Neymar. From the Premier League, Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, Chelsea's Willian and Ma...Full Story »

Chelsea star Willian warns Barcelona after Hull FA Cup win: The Blues are back

Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 by Express.co.uk53 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was happy with his team's win over Hull Chelsea have been stuck in a rut of late amid talk Antonio Conte is set to leave his post at the end of the season. But in the FA Cup, the Blues may have found a way to ensure their under-pressure manager departs on a high. Chelsea were too strong for Hull, running the Tigers ragged with Willian scoring twice on a fruitful nig...Full Story »

Jurgen Locadia set for Brighton debut in FA Cup

Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 by PA32 hits

Brighton will give a debut to record signing Jurgen Locadia in Saturday’s FACup fifth-round clash with Coventry.The Dutch forward, who was an unused substitute at Stoke last weekend, hasovercome a hamstring problem and manager Chris Hughton has confirmed he will start against the League Two Sky Blues.Midfielders Jiri Skalak and Steve Sidwell (both ankle) remain Albion’s only twoabsen...Full Story »

Wednesday without cup-tied trio for Swansea clash

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by PA21 hits

Sheffield Wednesday trio Sean Clare, Jordan Thorniley and Jack Stobbs will miss the FA Cup visit of Swansea having previously played in the competition for other clubs.Forward Marco Matias also sits out the fifth-round tie as he serves the final instalment of a three-match suspension.Cameron Dawson returns in goal, as he has done for Wednesday’s previous two cup outings.Midfielder Ross Wal...Full Story »

Leicester City vs Sheffield United - Wes Morgan in line for Leicester return in FA Cup

Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018 by PA27 hits

Leicester captain Wes Morgan could make his return from injury against Sheffield United in the FA Cup.The central defender has been out since suffering a hamstring injury on New Year’s Day but he might be back in the squad for the fifth-round tie.Shinji Okazaki is still struggling with the knee problem that saw him miss the Premier League trip to Manchester City and the striker will remain...Full Story »

Manchester City the best team in world football, says Barton

Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com73 hits

Former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton believes Pep Guardiola has moulded the team into the best side in world football. Pep Guardiola has built the best team in world football at Manchester City, according to the club's former midfielder Joey Barton. City are on track to win the quadruple, with Guardiola's men 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League and through to the final ...Full Story »

Derek McInnes up for the cup after Dons down Dundee United

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by PA14 hits

Derek McInnes praised the appetite of his Aberdeen players after they overcame Ladbrokes Championship club Dundee United to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup.Dons boss McInnes has now thrown down the gauntlet for his side to make their mark on the competition following a 4-2 victory that set up a last-eight clash with Kilmarnock at Pittodrie.Gary Mackay-St...Full Story »

Graeme Murty praises Rangers response to reach Scottish Cup quarter-finals

Posted Monday, February 12, 2018 by PA12 hits

Graeme Murty praised his Rangers side after they responded in fine fashion to an early scare against Ayr United to romp to a 6-1 William Hill Scottish Cup fifth-round win.Alan Forrest, brother of Celtic winger James Forrest, took advantage of a mistake by Gers goalkeeper Wed Foderingham in the 10th minute to give the League One side a shock lead.However, amid snow flurries at Somerset Park, retu...Full Story »

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