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


Raheem Sterling comes off the bench to score as Manchester City get job done against difficult Dinamo Zagreb

James Ducker   Manchester City’s strength may be very much in the collective, in Pep Guardiola’s beautifully oiled system, but there is little doubting the identity of their talisman these days. Sergio Aguero remains the Premier League’s stand-out striker and it is hard to


Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool not to 'waste time' in getting Champions League points on the board

Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool they have little margin for error in the Uefa Champions League as he voiced his determination to make them the toughest team in the world to play against.The European champions made an unconvincing start to the defence of their title with a 2-0 defeat to Napoli two we


Maurizio Sarri wants Juventus to 'have fun' in their Champions League quest

  Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri believes his side need to enjoy themselves more if they are going to have any chance of ending their 24-year wait for the Champions League trophy.The 60-year-old Sarri will oversee his first Champions League match at home in the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday.


Granit Xhaka: Arsenal manager Unai Emery names midfielder as new captain

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has named midfielder Granit Xhaka as the club's new permanent captain, replacing Laurent Koscielny, who left for Bordeaux in the summer.Emery told the squad of his decision on Friday, after consulting with players.The Switzerland international, 27, has led the side in


Liverpool: Anfield chief executive Peter Moore says Reds 'back on our perch'

Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore says the Reds are "back on our perch" - a phrase famously used by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about the Anfield club.   After arriving at Old Trafford in 1986, Ferguson said his first job was to "knock Liverpool right off their perc


Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe named FIFA players of the year:

Argentinian Lionel Messi has bagged the Men's Player of the Year award, while American Megan Rapinoe, who led the US women's team to this year's World Cup victory, has been named Women's Player of the Year at the annual Best FIFA Football Awards on Monday.It was the sixth time Messi won the award,


Manchester City Hammer Watford in Premier League

Manchester City smashed Watford 8-0 in Saturday's 21-9-2019 English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium. Man City earned the extravagant home win as they scored five goals in the first 18 minutes to stun Watford. Portuguese winger of Manchester City, Bernardo Silva made a hat-trick against Watf


Oxlade-Chamberlain Tells Salah to Keep Being Selfish

Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is happy for Mohamed Salah to keep being selfish, as long as he keeps scoring the goals that win matches for the Anfield side. The Egyptian was on the receiving end of criticism from Sadio Mane in the Reds’ 3-0 victory over Burnley last month. Salah's f


Barcelona's Arda Turan sentenced for gunfire in hospital

A Turkish court has sentenced Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan to two years and eight months in jail for firing a gun to cause fear and panic, illegal possession of weapons and intentional injury. However, the court deferred the implementation of the verdict on Wednesday, which means the Turkish f


Man City cruises to win over Shakhtar in Champions League

Manchester City became the only English club to win its opening Champions League game, beating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 on Wednesday. After Chelsea and Liverpool lost and Tottenham drew, City cruised past its Ukrainian opponent. Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan combined for the first two goals, with Ma


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