Premier League 2020/21 season to start on September 12

The 2020-21 Premier League season will begin on September 12 and conclude on May 23, the English top-flight announced on Friday.Most clubs will have a seven-week break between the end of the 2019/20 season this weekend and the start of the new campaign.However, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester U

Tokyo Chief Says COVID-19 Vaccine Key for Olympics Go-Ahead in 2021

The development of a coronavirus vaccine or treatment will be key to allowing the postponed Tokyo 2020 games to open in a year's time, organising committee president Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday. Asked what factors will be crucial for the rescheduled Games to go ahead, Mori said "it would be wheth

Copa America, Euro 2020 football tournaments postponed due to coronavirus

Football’s 2020 European Championship and the Copa American tournaments have been postponed as the world fights to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus, organizers said on Tuesday.“Postponed until 11/6- 11/7 2021. Will get back to you after the meeting,” Swedish FA chairman Karl

Bruno Fernandes: Manchester United confident of €55m signing transfer target after breakthrough in talks

Manchester United are confident of completing the signing of Bruno Fernandes after making a significant breakthrough in talks on Tuesday. United are now close to finalising an initial €55m (£46.6m) deal for the Sporting midfielder, subject to personal terms and a medical, with an additio

Real Madrid seals deal to sign teen Reinier from Brazilian club Flamengo

Real Madrid has signed 18-year-old playmaker Reinier from Brazilian club Flamengo. Madrid said Monday the talented Brazilian midfielder is joining the club on a contract until June 2026. The Spanish club said Reinier will initially play with its “B” team. He will arrive in Madrid after

Liverpool goes 16 points clear by beating Man United 2-0

Mohamed Salah ripped off his Liverpool jersey at a freezing Anfield after completing a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in stoppage time on Sunday and rousing fans on the Kop to sing: “We're gonna win the league.” It's been a 30-year wait but there is no longer any trepidation from th

Bale, Benzema out of Spanish Super Cup due to injuries

Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema for the Spanish Super Cup this week. The forwards will not make the trip to Saudi Arabia for the tournament that will debut a semifinals format. Madrid plays Valencia in the first semifinal on Wednesday, then Barcelona takes on Atlét

Zidane, UD Almería owner Turki Al-Sheikh recreate infamous ‘Materazzi headbutt’

UD Almería football club owner Turki Al-Sheikh posted pictures of his meeting with Zinedine Zidane, recreating the Frenchman's infamous headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final. Al-Sheikh, who bought UD Almería last summer, was also pictured meeting current UD Almer&iac

Barcelona vs Madrid ends 0:0 for first time in 17 years amid clashes

El Clasico, the biggest match in the Spanish football calendar, has ended 0:0 in the highly anticipated game between Barcelona and Real Madrid. It is the first time in 17 years El Clasico has ended goalless and was marked by disturbances both during and after the game, including clashes with police

Liverpool head home hungry for more after being crowned world champions

Liverpool have made winning trophies a habit in 2019 and Jurgen Klopp's side return to England and to their push for the Premier League title galvanised after being crowned world champions in Qatar on Saturday. It is an honour the Anfield side had never before claimed but which is now theirs after

Messi nets sublime hat-trick as Barca rout Mallorca

Barcelona, Spain - Lionel Messi celebrated his sixth Ballon d’Or award with a brilliant hat-trick as Barcelona moved back top of La Liga with an emphatic 5-2 victory over Real Mallorca on Saturday 12-7-2019.Real Madrid had climbed three points clear after beating Espanyol, but Ernesto Valverde

Iraq stun Asian Champions Qatar in Gulf Cup opener

Mohamed Qasim Majid scored two first-half goals to give Iraq a 2-1 win over Asian champions Qatar in the opening match of the Arabian Gulf Cup in Doha on Tuesday. Qasim Majid’s attempted cross found the net 18 minutes into the Group A match, and the midfielder doubled their lead with a stunni

Mourinho Brings Good, Bad and Ugly, but in What Ratio at Tottenham?

London - Jamie Jackson - The good, the bad and the ugly: José Mourinho’s appointment as head coach by Tottenham Hotspur means his managerial modus operandi is back in the Premier League. Fans of Spurs and some of their players may mourn the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino and question t

Matuidi out of France's Euro 2020 qualifiers with rib knock

Blaise Matuidi has been ruled out of France's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Moldova and Albania with a rib injury, the Juventus midfielder announced on Monday. Matuidi picked up the knock in the 1-0 win over AC Milan that kept champions Juve top of Serie A, and failed to make the trip to Paris ahe

Real Madrid Loses Undefeated Status against Mallorca

 Mallorca defeated Real Madrid 1-0 at Son Moix Stadium with a goal by Ivory Coast native Lago Junior in the first half, thereby picking up three golden points in its struggle to improve its up-to-now poor record against a rival that left its unbeaten status and league leadership on the island

PSG look to fix failings in Europe starting with Real Madrid showdown

Last week was a busy one for Florentino Pérez. As well as apparently anointing Rafael Nadal as his successor as Real Madrid president when he finally calls it a day and attempting to arrange a historic showdown at the Bernabéu between the 19-times grand slam champion and his great ri

FIFA fines Hong Kong football for China anthem protest

FIFA, football's world governing body, has fined Hong Kong's football federation 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,100) for fans disrespecting the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifying game last month.Hong Kong fans booed and turned their backs when the anthem was played for their team befo

Liverpool score injury-time winner against Leicester to maintain 100% record

James Milner's injury-time penalty earned a dramatic win over in-form Leicester City and maintained Liverpool's flawless start to the Premier League season. Brendan Rodgers' side looked to be on course for a hard-earned point on his return to Anfield after James Maddison's low finish 10 minutes fro

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