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Westerhof sues Bonfrere over allegations of match-fixing

By Jacob Ajom, Two former Nigeria coaches, Clemens Westerhof and Johannes Bonfrere are locked in a legal battle in far away Holland, over allegations of match-fixing during Nigeria’s USA ’94 World Cup campaign. Coach Westerhof has sued Bonfrere for defamation of character and is praying that the Rechtbank Gelderland High Court in Arnhem, Netherlands shouldRead More
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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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Gateshead Diamond League meeting joins list of cancellations

The global athletics calendar suffered another blow on Thursday with the cancellation of the Gateshead Diamond League meeting because venue renovations will not be finished by the date of the event September 12. The cancellation is also a blow for the British athletics federation after its annual showpiece meeting, the two-day Anniversary Games in LondonRead More
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Inter boss Conte challenges Lukaku to improve his game

Antonio Conte told Romelu Lukaku he must improve despite the Inter striker’s fine form in his first season in Serie A. Lukaku has scored 23 league goals since signing from Manchester United last year, including four in his past five games. The Belgium international netted twice in Inter’s 3-0 win at Genoa on Saturday, promptingRead More
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Cancelled Ballon d’Or not fair on Lewandowski says Bayern chief

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the decision for there to be no 2020 Ballon d’Or winner is “not very fair”, as he feels Robert Lewandowski could have claimed the award. France Football announced last week it would not select the world’s best player this year due to a “lack of sufficient fair conditions” amid theRead More
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CAS reveals Man City ignored UEFA investigation, but did not breach FFP

Manchester City showed a “blatant disregard” for UEFA’s investigation into alleged Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches, according to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but European football’s governing body failed to prove City had disguised funding from the club’s owners as sponsorship income. Earlier this month, CAS overturned a two-year ban from European competitionsRead More
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Gomez winner pulls Atalanta second in Serie A

Atalanta moved second in Serie A on Tuesday with Ruslan Malinovskyi and Papu Gomez’s second-half goals sealing a 2-1 comeback win over Parma. Swedish midfielder Dejan Kulusevski had scored for midtable Parma against his former club just before the break. But Malinovskyi sent in a freekick with 20 minutes to go, and Gomez grabbed theRead More
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Milan boss Stefano Pioli hails Ibrahimovic’s impact

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made a decisive impact at Milan on and off the pitch since joining in January, according to head coach Stefano Pioli. Former Sweden international Ibrahimovic has scored eight goals in 18 appearances since returning to the Serie A club on a short-term deal. The 38-year-old’s arrival has coincided with an upturn in form for Milan inRead More
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Tour de France 2021 date swap avoids Tokyo Games clash

The start of the 2021 Tour de France has been brought forward to June 26 to allow cyclists to take part in the Tokyo Olympics with its Mount Fuji road race. Top cyclists such as Chris Froome and Romain Bardet told AFP in Japan after a recon of Mount Fuji last October the race wouldRead More
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Juventus-bound Arthur snubs Barca training

Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo could face sanctions for failing to turn up at training with Barcelona, who concluded a deal to sell him to Juventus a month ago. The Catalan club say the player is under contract until the end of the season and have demanded he return, with the local press claiming he wasRead More
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EPL: Solskjaer gives condition for Chris Smalling’s return to Man Utd

Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will only welcome defender, Chris Smalling, back to the club if he cannot find a centre-back to buy in the transfer market this summer ahead of next season, Metro UK reports. Solskjaer is keen to sign a fast centre-back to play alongside captain, Harry Maguire next season, as …
EPL: Solskjaer gives condition for Chris Smalling’s return to Man Utd

EPL: Solskjaer hands Man Utd list of players to buy

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has handed the club his wish-list as the summer transfer window opens, the UK Sun reports. Solskjaer is aiming big after getting the Red Devils back into the Premier League top four. United secured Champions League football on the last day of the season, following a 2-0 win at …
EPL: Solskjaer hands Man Utd list of players to buy

EPL: Saka, Aubameyang fight for Arsenal award

Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bernd Leno are the nominees for the 2019/2020 Arsenal Player of the Year. The club revealed the final three-man shortlist on Tuesday. Saka, 18, was promoted to the first team in 2018 and has enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Gunners, becoming a key figure in Mikel Arteta’s squad. He …
EPL: Saka, Aubameyang fight for Arsenal award

EPL: Werner reveals why he chose Chelsea

Chelsea’s new boy, Timo Werner, has said that manager Frank Lampard was the major reason he joined from RB Leipzig. Werner agreed a €50million move to Stamford Bridge last month. The 24-year-old has already started training with the Blues, even though he is not eligible to play until next season. He made the move after …
EPL: Werner reveals why he chose Chelsea

Champions League: UEFA reacts as Real Madrid forward tests positive COVID-19 ahead of Man City tie

UEFA do not consider Manchester City’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid to be in jeopardy, despite one of the LaLiga club’s players testing positive for COVID-19, the UK Mirror reports. Madrid striker, Mariano Diaz, is unavailable for the second leg of the last-16 tie at the Etihad Stadium next week Friday, after beginning a …
Champions League: UEFA reacts as Real Madrid forward tests positive COVID-19 ahead of Man City tie

Champions League: How Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd tried to influence Man City’s ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed that nine clubs wrote to them in March, calling for Manchester City’s ban from European competitions to be upheld. According to Sky Sports reporter, Sky Kaveh, the clubs are Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves “CAS confirm 9 clubs wrote …
Champions League: How Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd tried to influence Man City’s ban

8 EPL clubs could play in Champions League, Europa League next season

UEFA have confirmed that up to eight Premier League teams could play in the Champions League and Europa League next season, according to Sky Sports. Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have already qualified for the Champions League group stage next season, after finishing in the top four places in the 2019/2020 campaign. Leicester, …
8 EPL clubs could play in Champions League, Europa League next season

Willian’s agent denies player will stay at Chelsea, reveals two Premier League offers

Chelsea winger, Willian, has not made a u-turn about his future at the club, according to his agent, Kia Joorabchian. The Brazil international is expected to decide on his future after this Saturday’s FA Cup against Arsenal. Joorabchian, speaking with talkSPORT, also revealed that Willian has received five offers – from MLS, Premier League and …
Willian’s agent denies player will stay at Chelsea, reveals two Premier League offers

Champions League: Real Madrid forward tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Man City clash

Real Madrid forward, Mariano, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss their Champions League trip to Manchester City next month. Madrid are due to face City at the Etihad Stadium on August 7. But Mariano, 26, will be unavailable for selection by Zinedine Zidane after he tested positive for Coronavirus. Madrid’s players returned to …
Champions League: Real Madrid forward tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Man City clash

Chelsea told to sign Man City defender, sell problem player, Alonso immediately

Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has urged Chelsea to sign Manchester City defender, John Stones, and sell “problem” player, Marcos Alonso, this summer’s transfer window. Chelsea have impressed under manager, Frank Lampard’s first season at Stamford Bridge as they finished fourth on the Premier League table and reached the FA Cup final, where they will tackle …
Chelsea told to sign Man City defender, sell problem player, Alonso immediately

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