Sports News Today Headlines Thursday 17th September 2020

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Liverpool agree fee for Bayern midfield maestro Thiago

Liverpool have agreed a fee of around €30m (£27m) to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcántara. The Premier League champions have been strongly linked with 29-year-old Thiago all summer but had delayed making a bid, prompting rumours that Manchester United were ready to come in and strike a late deal to sign the Spaniard whoRead More
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*-toys-company-logo-a-no-go-for-dutch-club/ S** toys company logo a no-go for Dutch club

Dutch top flight club FC Emmen will not be allowed to enter into a shirt sponsorship deal with a company that makes s** toys, the Dutch football association (KNVB) has said. Emmen played their opening game of the new season without a logo on their shirt on Sunday as they were still looking for aRead More
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Football: UEFA Champions League qualifying results

UEFA Champions League results on Wednesday: Third qualifying round (Ties are single-leg): Omonia Nicosie (CYP) 1 (Lueftner 32) Red Star Belgrade 1 (Ivanic 45+2) (Omonia win 4-2 on penalties) Ferencvaros (HUN) 2 (Lovrencsics 3, Uzuni 66), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 1 (Uzuni 24-og) Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)1 (Biton 51-pen), Dinamo Brest (BLR) 0 Molde (NOR) 0, Qarabag (AZE) 0Read More
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Redknapp says Spurs need Bale magic

Gareth Bale would inject some much-needed “magic” into Tottenham’s side should the Real Madrid forward return to north London, according to Harry Redknapp. Tottenham are in negotiations with Madrid over a possible deal for Bale, who left Spurs for Los Blancos in a €100million (£85m) transfer in 2013. Bale has helped Madrid win four ChampionsRead More
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Neymar banned two matches as league opens racism probe

Neymar received a two-match ban Wednesday for his red card against Marseille as the French league announced it would open an investigation into accusations of racism by the Brazil forward against Alvaro Gonzalez. Angel Di Maria will also be summoned to the league’s next disciplinary commission meeting on September 23 over claims he spat atRead More
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Neymar slammed with two-game ban after Le Classique red card

Neymar has been banned for two matches following his red card for Paris Saint-Germain in their Classique defeat to Marseille. PSG went down 1-0 to rivals Marseille on Sunday, but the match was marred by an incredible finale in which five players were dismissed. Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, was the last of those toRead More
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Messi scores twice as Barcelona win friendly

Lionel Messi scored twice on Wednesday as Barcelona beat second-division Girona 3-1 in a preseason friendly. Messi helped set up Philippe Coutinho, back from his loan at Bayern Munich, for the first goal after 21 minutes. The Argentine scored his first after 45 minutes, spinning on the edge of the penalty area and drilling aRead More
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Former athletics head, Lamine Diack, guilty of Russian doping corruption

The former head of athletics’ world governing body, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, two of which were suspended. Diack, an 87-year-old Senegalese who led the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now renamed WorldRead More
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FIFA estimates Covid-19 will cost global football $11 billion

FIFA on Wednesday put the cost of Covid-19 on football around the world at $11 billion in lost revenue. The pandemic has already led to over 150 football associations to seek financial help from the $1.5 billion emergency relief fund set up by football’s governing body. Olli Rehn, chairman of FIFA’s coronavirus steering committee, laidRead More
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African countries gear up for return to international football

African countries are gearing up for a return to international football in October but with many borders throughout the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic most teams are headed to Europe to play. Cameroon are travelling to the Netherlands, Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Tunisia head to Austria whereRead More
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Thiago Alcantara’s shirt number at Liverpool revealed

Thiago Alcantara will wear the No.6 jersey for Liverpool, when he completes his move from Bayern Munich, according to the UK Times. The Premier League champions are on the verge of closing a deal for the midfielder, after agreeing a €30million (£27.2m) fee. The 29-year-old has agreed to sign a four-year contract with the Reds …
Thiago Alcantara’s shirt number at Liverpool revealed

Solskjaer postpones Man Utd transfer until 2021

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has postponed bringing in a centre-back until 2021, DailyMail reports. Solskjaer feels other areas of his squad are in more urgent need of reinforcements. United have only signed Donny van de Beek from Ajax this summer. But Solskjaer had planned on making at least three signings ahead of the …
Solskjaer postpones Man Utd transfer until 2021

EPL: Rio Ferdinand predicts teams that will finish in top four

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has predicted Arsenal and Tottenham will miss out on a place in the top four this season. The two north London rivals finished sixth and eighth respectively last term. Ferdinand believes that the two clubs will miss out, because Manchester United and Chelsea will finish ahead of them. Speaking to …
EPL: Rio Ferdinand predicts teams that will finish in top four

Koeman speaks on new roles for Messi, Coutinho, Griezmann in Barcelona team

New Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, seems set to hand new roles to Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann in his tactical setup. Both Messi and Coutinho will remain at the Camp Nou, after looking set to leave this summer. The two players lined up together in Koeman’s starting line-up against Girona in a friendly …
Koeman speaks on new roles for Messi, Coutinho, Griezmann in Barcelona team

Iwobi dropped from Everton squad for second consecutive game

Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, on Wednesday night left Alex Iwobi out of his squad for their Carabao Cup clash with Salford City. There was no place for the Super Eagles midfielder either in the starting XI or on the bench among the substitutes against the League Two side. It is the second game in a …
Iwobi dropped from Everton squad for second consecutive game

Barcelona in chaos as Koeman cannot take charge of an official match

New Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, is unable to take charge in an official game, leaving the club’s plans for the new season in jeopardy. Cadena COPE in Spain reports that while Koeman was unveiled by president Josep Maria Bartomeu earlier this summer as a replacement to Quique Setien, the necessary paperwork has not been completed. …
Barcelona in chaos as Koeman cannot take charge of an official match

EPL: Gareth Bale, Tottenham agree deal ahead of Real Madrid exit

Gareth Bale has agreed personal terms with Tottenham Hotspur on a year-long deal. According to SportsMail, it is believed to be worth more than £13million, but it will be partly financed by Real Madrid. There are no signs yet as to when Tottenham will make an official announcement, but it will happen once a few …
EPL: Gareth Bale, Tottenham agree deal ahead of Real Madrid exit

EPL: Werner lists reasons why he snubbed Liverpool for Chelsea

Timo Werner has opened up on snubbing Liverpool for Chelsea, as the two Premier League clubs prepare to face each other this weekend. The 24-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge this summer in a transfer worth £47.6 million, after months of speculation linking him with the Reds. It is believed Liverpool hesitated in submitting an official …
EPL: Werner lists reasons why he snubbed Liverpool for Chelsea

Chelsea board disagrees with Lampard over Declan Rice transfer

Chelsea board have reached a stand-off over a transfer move for West Ham United star Declan Rice, despite manager Frank Lampard’s appreciation of the midfielder. Rice had drawn the interest of Chelsea in the past few days. Chelsea has already signed the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell, …
Chelsea board disagrees with Lampard over Declan Rice transfer

FIFA reveals how much COVID-19 pandemic cost football this year

A top FIFA official, Olli Rehn, on Wednesday, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cost club football 14 billion dollars (about N5.4 trillion) this year worldwide. Rehn, who currently heads the FIFA committee set up to tackle the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, stated that the cost is around one-third of its value, NAN …
FIFA reveals how much COVID-19 pandemic cost football this year

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