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Leeds squeeze past Widnes in Challenge Cup

Posted Saturday, May 12, 2018 by PA7 hits

Leeds half-back Richie Myler made a scoring return to his hometown club as the Rhinos did enough to push past Widnes 23-20 in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup.Myler scored a try and an innovative drop goal as the 13-time winners booked their place in the hat, but they were made to dig deep for the result as Widnes came close to pulling off a shock comeback.Brian McDermott’s side did ma...Full Story »

Southampton vs Manchester City - Mario Lemina faces late fitness test

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by PA26 hits

Mario Lemina faces a late fitness test ahead of Southampton’s Premier League clash with Manchester City on Sunday. The former Juventus midfielder is battling a hamstring complaint, and is yet to train this week. Jan Bednarek will miss out due to a head injury as Southampton look to confirm their top-flight status. Top scorer Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s only major absentee...Full Story »

PSG vs Stade Rennais FC - Thiago Motta set for Parc des Princes farewell

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by PA27 hits

Retiring Paris St Germain midfielder Thiago Motta has been tipped to succeed in the coaching ranks by outgoing boss Unai Emery.Former Barcelona and Inter Milan player Motta, 35, is to call time on his career at the end of this season and take up a post with PSG’s Under-19s.His final appearance at the Parc des Princes will likely come in the club’s penultimate fixture of the campaign ...Full Story »

Tottenham quartet face late fitness tests ahead of Wembley swansong

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by PA16 hits

Tottenham will monitor Mousa Dembele, Serge Aurier, Kieran Trippier and Victor Wanyama before their Wembley swansong against Leicester.Dembele (ankle) and Aurier (hamstring) missed Wednesday’s win over Newcastle where Trippier (knee) and Wanyama (thigh) came off.Eric Dier has overcome an illness and should feature but Harry Winks (ankle) remains an absentee.Leicester boss Claude Puel conti...Full Story »

Leganes fan Blanca to the squad: If you can beat Real Madrid then I can beat cancer

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by Marca.com51 hits

Football can be a very powerful force and this has been the case for Blanca, a Leganes supporter who has drawn inspiration from the club in her fight against cancer. She considered the team's shock Copa del Rey victory over Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu so impressive that she believed she could win her fight against the illness and told the players her story. "I'll admit than ...Full Story »

World Cup 2018: England to review penalty shootout plans in Russia

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by BBC.com64 hits

England will face Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in the World Cup, which starts on 14 June England manager Gareth Southgate is considering new approaches to taking penalties at the World Cup, including whether players practise them at all. England have exited six tournaments in penalty shootouts dating back to 1990. But England's World Cup-winning Under-17s have been testing spot-kick techniques...Full Story »

UK and Russian police working well on World Cup trouble risks, MPs told

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by theguardian.com44 hits

England’s meeting with Russia at Euro 2016 was marred by the kind of violence the authorities are anxious to prevent at next month’s World Cup. Russian and UK police are cooperating well on plans to protect supporters travelling to the World Cup, the Foreign Office has said, despite the collapse in relations between the two countries following the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skrip...Full Story »

Fan promises to tattoo Garry Monk's face on his bottom... and Monk helps pay for it!

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Marca.com65 hits

Garry Monk is at the heart of one of the funniest and craziest anecdotes of the weekend in England, after a fan of Birmingham City promised to tattoo Monk's face on his bottom if they managed to beat Fulham. After the victory (3-1) which meant the Blues avoided relegation to League One, Kevin Tomlinson had no choice but to fulfil his mission and started a crowdfunding campaign. "I promised t...Full Story »

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 »

Manchester City 3 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion: Toure bids farewell to Manchester City on record-breaking night

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by PA59 hits

Yaya Toure bade farewell to the Etihad Stadium as champions Manchester City set a hat-trick of Premier League records in a routine 3-1 win over Brighton.Veteran midfielder Toure was made captain for his final home appearance and goals from Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho, cancelling out a Leonardo Ulloa effort, ensured he finished on the winning side.Records tumbled as City took their goa...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 »

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion - Yaya Toure set for Etihad Stadium farewell

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by PA32 hits

Yaya Toure is poised to make his farewell appearance at the Etihad Stadium as champions Manchester City host Brighton in the Premier League.Manager Pep Guardiola has said City will dedicate the game to the veteran midfielder, who is leaving the club at the end of the season.City will also check on the fitness of captain Vincent Kompany, who has missed the last two games with a knock, but striker...Full Story »

Emery happy with PSG's season despite Champions League failure

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com36 hits

After Tuesday's Coupe de France triumph over Les Herbiers, Unai Emery labelled PSG's season a success. Paris Saint-Germain missed out on the Champions League again but head coach Unai Emery said he is happy with the club's season after the French giants completed a domestic treble. PSG added the Coupe de France trophy to their Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue triumphs this terms thanks to Tuesd...Full Story »

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

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by squawka.com86 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 »

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks in relaxed mood as he stops to sign autograph for fans outside club's training ground

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by hits

ARSENAL fans queued outside the club's London Colney training ground to grab Arsene Wenger's signature. The Frenchman is the man of the moment at the Gunners as his 22-year tenure at the club draws to an end. Fans waited for Arsene Wenger to arrive to get memorabilia signed Wenger was given an emotional farewell during his final home game of season against Burnley on Sunday. But he was back ...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 »

Zidane waited five minutes for Iniesta to give him a farewell hug

Posted Monday, May 07, 2018 by Marca.com82 hits

This was Andres Iniesta's last Clasico and there were tributes to the Barcelona captain from FIFA, from his teammates, from the fans at the Camp Nou and... from Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman waited five minutes in the tunnel for the Spaniard in order to wish him well and give him a hug. The cameras of Movistar + captured the moment, as Zidane greeted the man he had called "not just any play...Full Story »

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