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Jose Mourinho says Cristiano Ronaldo key to Portugal's World Cup chances

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Skysports.com107 hits

Jose Mourinho believes Cristiano Ronaldo gives Portugal a chance of winning the World Cup Jose Mourinho says Portugal winning this summer's World Cup would be "impossible" if they did not have Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal go into the tournament in Russia as European champions and Mourinho believes the Real Madrid forward gives his nation a chance. After a slow start to the season, Ronaldo has ...Full Story »

Manuel Neuer expected to miss Germany's World Cup defence

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Skysports.com83 hits

Manuel Neuer has not played since September Manuel Neuer's participation at the World Cup is in major doubt after Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes said he is unlikely to play again this season. Germany's No 1 Neuer has not played since September after suffering a recurrence of a metatarsal fracture. He has been back in training with Bayern, but Heynckes has told kicker that he won't play i...Full Story »

England at the World Cup 2018: Owen Hargreaves names side he would start against Tunisia

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by hits

Hargreaves, 37, earned 42 England caps in his 13-year playing career. And in his latest role as a BT Sport analyst, the former midfielder has revealed the Three Lions side he would field in their opening group game against Tunisia on June 18. Gareth Southgate's men follow up that clash by first facing Panama on June 24, before taking on Roberto Martinez's Belgium in a mouthwatering encounter...Full Story »

Joe Gomez ruled out of World Cup and Champions League final after ankle surgery

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by squawka.com84 hits

Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez has been officially ruled out of playing for the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery. The 20-year-old will therefore miss the Reds' Champions League final showdown with Spanish giants Real Madrid later this month, along with the rest of Liverpool's remaining Premier League fixtures. He will also be unable to compete for a place in Gar...Full Story »

Ozil calms fears over World Cup fitness

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com42 hits

Mesut Ozil has moved to calm fears that he could miss the World Cup due to a back injury. The 29-year-old did not feature in Arsenal's 5-0 Premier League win over Burnley on Sunday, although he watched on from the stands as the Gunners paid tribute to departing manager Arsene Wenger. Ozil thinks he will likely sit out their last two league games of the season against Leicester City and Hudders...Full Story »

Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku gives injury update ahead of FA Cup final against Chelsea

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by hits

Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku should be fit for the FA Cup final against Chelsea The Belgian ace is currently out of action with an ankle problem. But Lukaku is confident he will be back in time to face one of his former clubs Chelsea at Wembley. The 24-year-old is currently in Antwerp undergoing his rehabilitation in order to return to fitness. "My recovery is going faster than expected, as...Full Story »

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud: I want be lucky charm for Champions League and FA Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by hits

Olivier Giroud is aiming to finish the season strong with Chelsea The Frenchman scored the winner against Liverpool on Sunday to keep Chelsea's hopes of a top-four finish alive. In-form Chelsea's Champions League hopes looked dead and buried a month ago. But four successive wins means they can still catch Tottenham and Liverpool, who lead Antonio Conte's men by two and three points respective...Full Story »

Barcelona make offer of €85M plus Blaugrana star in attempt to agree transfer for world class forward

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com178 hits

Barcelona are set to make a new big-money offer to try and lure Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann to the Camp Nou. Don Balon are stating that the Blaugrana, who take on Real Madrid today in the last El Clasico of the season, are trying their best to get Griezmann for lower than the €100M release clause in his contract. The news outlet are also reporting that the Spa...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson receives emotional outpour of support as the football world unites

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by hits

Manchester City paid tribute to Sir Alex after their draw with Huddersfield Wenger broke off from the celebrations at his final home game as Arsenal manager to wish Ferguson a speedy and full recovery after the shock news the former Manchester United boss had undergone surgery following a brain haemorrhage. Ferguson, 76, is seriously ill after collapsing at home on Friday. He is in intensiv...Full Story »

Three Lions promise to 'batter' Russian hooligans at 2018 World Cup

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by hits

WORLD CUP 2018: England football fans are preparing to give the Russian ultras a fight Hundreds of 80s troublemakers are bent on revenge after Three Lions’ supporters were attacked at the European Championship in France two years ago, according to the “supporter”. The 57-year-old, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “This is payback time. They’re a gang of bulli...Full Story »

Emma Hayes cuts relieved figure after Chelsea Ladies clinch FA Cup

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA24 hits

Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes was glad her side did not have to do it the hard way as they outclassed Arsenal to lift the FA Cup with a dominant 3-1 win at Wembley.Ramona Bachmann broke the deadlock three minutes into the second half and then soon curled in a second, via a slight deflection.Arsenal threatened to set up a tense closing quarter-of-an-hour when Vivianne Miedema knocked the ball...Full Story »

Bachmann scores brace as Chelsea Ladies win FA Women’s Cup

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA14 hits

Ramona Bachmann scored twice and Fran Kirby netted a fine individual effort as Chelsea Ladies beat Arsenal Women 3-1 to win the FA Cup final at Wembley.Switzerland international Bachmann broke the deadlock three minutes into the second half with a neat finish after being set up by Kirby.Bachmann soon curled home a second, via a slight deflection, before Arsenal pulled a goal back through Viviann...Full Story »

Diamond: Any world-class recruits will not include Jackson or Olding

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 by PA15 hits

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond plans to recruit several world-class players after missing out on Europe but insists disgraced Ireland duo Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will not be among them.The Sharks this week distanced themselves from moves for Jackson and Olding, who were sacked by Ulster earlier this year, when it emerged that a major club sponsor had raised strong objections.D...Full Story »

French Federation confirms Laurent Koscielny will miss France's World Cup campaign due to Achilles injury

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by Skysports.com50 hits

Koscielny will be sidelined for the World Cup this summer The French Federation has confirmed that defender Laurent Koscielny is ruled out of this summer's World Cup in Russia. Koscielny suffered a serious injury during the first 10 minutes of Arsenal's Europa League semi final second leg defeat at Atletico Madrid. The defender was clearly in pain as he was stretchered off the field and Arsen...Full Story »

Kane would be 'extremely proud' to captain England at World Cup

Posted Thursday, May 03, 2018 by Goal.com39 hits

Harry Kane says he would be "extremely proud" to captain England at the World Cup, should he be selected to do so by manager Gareth Southgate. Southgate has refrained from naming a permanent skipper since his appointment in 2016, with Wayne Rooney, Jordan Henderson, Gary Cahill, Joe Hart, Eric Dier and Kane all taking their turn at leading the team since then. Tottenham striker Kane has worn...Full Story »

Mauricio Pochettino backs Harry Kane to be fully ready for World Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 01, 2018 by PA48 hits

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists Harry Kane will be 100 per cent ready both physically and mentally for England’s World Cup campaign.Kane scored the second goal in a comfortable 2-0 Premier League win over Watford to boost Tottenham’s chances of securing a top-four finish.The 24-year-old was mocked by the FA Cup’s official Twitter feed last week following Manchester U...Full Story »

One of world's best considers future amid interest from Manchester United - report

Posted Monday, April 30, 2018 by Footballtransfertavern.com113 hits

Manchester United fans here in the Tavern are feeling rather relaxed as the season comes to a close, with Champions League football almost secured for next season. Interestingly, the Red Devils won't be too displeased with how this season has panned out, as bitter rivals Manchester City were an unstoppable force on their way to the Premier League title. Although, many of our local Mancunians...Full Story »

World Cup 2018: Channel Dave pays tribute to footie songs ahead of match season

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by hits

Ant & Dec 'We're on the ball': Channel Dave pays tribute to football songs They are broadcasting a special countdown show featuring all the worst – and best – footie ditties. The hits include New Order’s World In Motion, Baddiel and Skinner & The Lightning Seeds’ Three Lions and even Ant and Dec’s We’re On The Ball. Gary Lineker, John Barnes and B...Full Story »

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng in "fight" to be fit for World Cup

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by BBC.com51 hits

Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng has won 70 international caps for Germany Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng says he will "fight" to be fit for the World Cup after being ruled out for the rest of the season with a thigh injury. The 29-year-old Germany international was injured during Bayern's Champions League semi-final defeat by Real Madrid on Wednesday. "Life is full of setbacks," he wrot...Full Story »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's World Cup return ruled out by Sweden, he confirms

Posted Friday, April 27, 2018 by ESPN79 hits

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be coming out of international retirement to represent Sweden at this summer's World Cup, the nation's football association has announced. Ibrahimovic, who retired from international competition after Euro 2016, represented Sweden in the World Cup in 2002 and in 2006. The 36-year-old striker, who moved to LA Galaxy from Manchester United last month...Full Story »

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