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Dalic to stay on as Croatia coach for 2022 World Cup

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic, who led the nation to the 2018 World Cup final, will remain in charge of the team until the 2022 tournament, the country’s football federation said Thursday. Dalic’s contract was to expire this summer and the federation agreed with him to prolong it until the end of 2022 when the WorldRead More
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Burkina Faso star Bance quits international football

Burkina Faso star Aristide Bance, one of the most colourful and popular footballers in Africa, has called time on his international career. He played 79 times for the ‘Stallions’ and scored 24 goals over 16 years while helping the national team of the west African state rise from obscurity to a regular top-10 ranking inRead More
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‘It’s unbelievable’: Bilic joy as West Brom promoted to Premier League

Slaven Bilic hailed West Bromwich Albion’s promotion to the Premier League as one of the proudest moments of his career after a 2-2 draw against QPR sent them up on a dramatic final day of the Championship season. Bilic’s side will join Championship title winners Leeds in the top-flight next season after a nail-biting WednesdayRead More
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Neville labels one Man Utd player ’embarrassing’ in West Ham draw

Gary Neville has labelled Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba as “embarrassing” following his handball in their 1-1 draw against West Ham on Wednesday. While well short of some of the displays they have put in after the coronavirus suspension, teenage star Mason Greenwood scored as Man Utd came from behind to pick up a point.Read More
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Rush explains why Liverpool star Mane should be player of the season

Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush believes Sadio Mane deserves to be crowned player of the year after the Reds beat Chelsea 5-3 on Wednesday. The Senegal international has scored 21 times this season, which is two behind team-mate Mohamed Salah. Captain Jordan Henderson, however, appears to be the front-runner to contest the title with ManchesterRead More
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Giroud targets Les Bleus milestone, sets sight on Platini’s record

Olivier Giroud has set his sights on overtaking Michel Platini as France’s second-highest goalscorer as the Chelsea forward aims to win 100 caps for Les Bleus. Giroud – who reached the Euro 2016 final with France before winning the 2018 World Cup – has scored 39 international goals in 97 appearances. The 33-year-old has been a stalwart ofRead More
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Mike Tyson to make boxing comeback at 54 against Roy Jones, 51

Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion who retired in 2005, said Thursday he will make a comeback at age 54, fighting Roy Jones Jr. on September 12 in Los Angeles. On his Legends Only League website, Tyson announced the eight-round exhibition bout against Jones, a 51-year-old fighter who briefly held the heavyweight title andRead More
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Former Arsenal boss, Emery named new Villarreal head coach

Unai Emery has been appointed the new head coach of Villarreal. The former Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla boss has signed a three-year deal with the club, who finished fifth in LaLiga in 2019-20. It is Emery’s first job since he was sacked by the Gunners last November following a run of just one win inRead More
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Arteta congratulates Emery on Villarreal job, as gunners face rebuilding phase

Mikel Arteta congratulated Unai Emery on his appointment as Villarreal boss, while acknowledging his predecessor has left him with a considerable but “beautiful challenge” at Arsenal. Emery was appointed to replace Javier Calleja on Thursday, eight months on from a winless run of seven matches across all competitions that resulted in him being sacked byRead More
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Arsenal defender Mustafi doubtful for FA Cup final

Shkodran Mustafi is an injury doubt for the FA Cup final, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed. Arsenal progressed to the final with a 2-0 victory over holders Manchester City at Wembley last weekend, although they lost defender Mustafi to a hamstring injury late on. The Germany international missed Tuesday’s defeat to Aston Villa andRead More
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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones: Venue, date of fight revealed

Former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson and former professional boxer, Roy Jones Jr will return to the ring for an eight-round exhibition fight on September 12 in Los Angeles, Sky Sports reports. Tyson, 54, and Jones, 51, are legends of American boxing. Both men will be making shock comebacks, although it is expected the duo will …
Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones: Venue, date of fight revealed

EPL: Man Utd have “huge worry” ahead of Leicester City clash

Manchester United has a “huge worry” ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Sunday because of how Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes performed against West Ham United. This claim was made by the Liverpool legend, Steve Nicol. Recall that Man United played a 1-1 draw with West Ham …
EPL: Man Utd have “huge worry” ahead of Leicester City clash

Man United defender leaves Old Trafford for new club

Manchester United on Thursday sold academy defender, Ben Hockenhull, to Championship club, Brentford, ahead of the 2020 summer transfer window which will take place between July 27 and October 5. Hockenhull, 18, joined Brentford’s reserve side on a two-year deal. Man United made the announcement in a post via the club’s official website. “Manchester United …
Man United defender leaves Old Trafford for new club

EPL: Arsenal defender, David Luiz gives condition to cut his hair

Arsenal defender, David Luiz, has said he will only cut his hair if he becomes a manager. At 33 years, Luiz is already looking forward to life after playing. The Brazil international has committed to another year with the Gunners, despite a shaky stint since his arrival from Chelsea. Luiz has also expressed a desire …
EPL: Arsenal defender, David Luiz gives condition to cut his hair

EPL: Arteta reacts as Unai Emery gets new job

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has congratulated his predecessor at the club, Unai Emery, after he was confirmed as the new Villarreal boss on Thursday. Things began to go downhill for Emery at the Emirates, after he lost the 2019 Europa League final 4-1 to Chelsea in Baku. The former PSG and Sevilla coach was unable …
EPL: Arteta reacts as Unai Emery gets new job

EPL: New Arsenal shirt numbers confirmed as Gunners unveil latest home shirt

Bukayo Saka and William Saliba have been given new shirt numbers ahead of the 2020/2021 season. The Gunners on Thursday, unveiled a new Adidas home shirt, ahead of their final game of the Premier League against Watford on Sunday. Saka has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at the Emirates this season, making 38 appearances and scoring …
EPL: New Arsenal shirt numbers confirmed as Gunners unveil latest home shirt

EPL: Lampard told to get rid of Kepa, three others after Chelsea’s 5-3 loss to Liverpool

Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has advised Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, to get rid of goalkeeper, Kepa Arizzabalaga and his back three defenders, Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Cesar Azpilicueta following the Blues’ Premier League 5-3 defeat to the Reds on Wednesday night. Carragher also urged Lampard to sign a new defender this summer transfer …
EPL: Lampard told to get rid of Kepa, three others after Chelsea’s 5-3 loss to Liverpool

EPL: Gary Neville blasts Pogba as Man Utd fail to beat West Ham

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has blasted midfielder, Paul Pogba for handing West Ham United a penalty during the Red Devils’ Premier League 1-1 draw against the visitors on Wednesday night at Old Trafford. Pogba was punished for handball in the area, and a penalty was awarded to West Ham which was converted by …
EPL: Gary Neville blasts Pogba as Man Utd fail to beat West Ham

Super Eagles to call up Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka for September matches

Nigeria are accelerating their plans to snatch Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka, from England, according to SportsMail. Saka is being tipped to break into Gareth Southgate’s squad, following a breakthrough season with the Gunners. The 18-year-old has already represented England at junior level and currently plays for the U-19 side. However, he is in line to …
Super Eagles to call up Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka for September matches

EPL: Lampard speaks on Chelsea failing to qualify for Champions League after Liverpool loss

Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has said his team should not be judged this season, on whether or not they qualify for the Champions League. The Blues needed to avoid defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday night, to clinch England’s third slot for Europe’s elite club competition. But they were beaten 5-3 at Anfield, as the champions …
EPL: Lampard speaks on Chelsea failing to qualify for Champions League after Liverpool loss

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