Sports News Today Headlines Thursday 15th October 2020

Sports News Today Headlines Thursday 15th October 2020

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Courtois backs Hazard to explode at Real Madrid after injury woes

  Thibaut Courtois backed Eden Hazard to eventually “explode” for Real Madrid after his luckless injury run. Hazard is yet to make an appearance for Madrid this season, having suffered a muscle injury just as he neared a return from an ankle issue. The playmaker struggled to have much of an impact for the LaLigaRead More
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Ronaldo returns to Italy despite coronavirus infection

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Italy to complete his quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus on international duty, his club Juventus said Wednesday. “Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Italy with a medical flight authorised by the competent health authorities at the request of the player and will continue his fiduciary isolation at hisRead More
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Newcastle ace Saint-maximin signs new six-year deal

Newcastle forward Allan Saint-Maximin has signed a new deal to stay at St James’ Park until 2026. The Frenchman was already under a long-term contract, having signed an initial six-year deal when he joined the Magpies in August 2019 following a £16million transfer from Nice. Saint-Maximin impressed during his debut Premier League season, playing 30Read More
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Drew Uyi hails Antetokounmpo brothers over NBA honours

FA-licensed football agent and international brand expert, Drew Uyi, has doffed his hat in celebration of Kostas Antetokounmpo and Giannis Antetokounmpo for the double NBA honours both brothers won in the just-concluded NBA 2020 season.
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Romero asks Man United to cancel his contract

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has asked the club to cancel his contract before the end of the month. Despite deadlines in Europe passing last week, that would allow him to join a team in Major League Soccer, where the transfer window remains open until 29 October. Romero has lost his place at Old TraffordRead More
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Blunt Spain need scoring solution to rule again on world stage

Spain coach Luis Enrique has a month to sort out the nation’s goalscoring problems if they are to reach the Nations League Final Four. That was the verdict on Wednesday after the team managed just one goal in three games in this international break. “Without goals we are going nowhere,” was the Marca headline theRead More
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Football: African international results

Results of African international friendly matches Tuesday: At Niamey Niger 1 (Djibrilla 54) Sierra Leone 0 At Rio Maior, Portugal Angola 3 (Mateus 45+1, 77, Gelson 79) Mozambique 0 At Rabat Morocco 1 (Mazraoui 45) Democratic Republic of Congo 1 (Wissa 60) At Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria Nigeria 1 (Iheanacho 21) Tunisia 1Read More
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Solskjaer hits back at Monchi over ‘illogical’ Man Utd comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at Monchi after the Sevilla sporting director claimed Manchester United should hire someone to do his role at the club. Monchi said he “can’t believe” any big club would not have a sporting director in place. United have been criticised for their approach to transfers in recent times, withRead More
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Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese football federation announced on Tuesday. Ronaldo “is asymptomatic” and “will not play against Sweden” in Wednesday’s Nations League match, the federation said on its website. Ronaldo, 35, who has won the Ballon d’Or five times, played in Portugal’s goalless Nations League drawRead More
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Wenger calls for scrapping of UEFA Nations League

Arsene Wenger says the UEFA Nations League should be binned and claims holding the World Cup and Euros every other year would “be more appropriate for a modern world”. Currently, the Euros and World Cup are held every four years and the Nations League was conceived to give international teams a greater number of competitiveRead More
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England vs Denmark: Gareth Southgate reacts to Maguire’s red card in 1-0 defeat

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has said Harry Maguire has his “full support” after he was sent off during the Nations League 1-0 defeat to Denmark. Maguire was given his marching orders in the 31st minute of the match on Wednesday night, after being shown yellow cards for rash tackles on Yussuf Poulsen and Kasper Dolberg. …
England vs Denmark: Gareth Southgate reacts to Maguire’s red card in 1-0 defeat

Serie A awards Juventus 3-0 win over Napoli for unplayed match

Serie A have handed Juventus a 3-0 win over Napoli, after Gennaro Gattuso’s men failed to show up for their fixture earlier this month, over Italian football COVID-19 rules. Napoli have also had one point deducted from them. The team did not travel to Turin for the match on October 4, claiming that their local …
Serie A awards Juventus 3-0 win over Napoli for unplayed match

Nigeria 1-1 Tunisia: Three questions Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles must answer

The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia held the Nigeria’s Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly played in Austria on Tuesday. Both sides scored in the first half as the second half looked more of experimentation as regards to the friendly. Nigeria and Tunisia had their chances to win the match but the …
Nigeria 1-1 Tunisia: Three questions Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles must answer

Cristiano Ronaldo flown out of Portugal in air ambulance

Cristiano Ronaldo flown out of Portugal in air ambulance Cristiano Ronaldo has left Portugal in an air ambulance, to continue his self-isolation in Italy, after testing positive for COVID-19, SportingLife reports. The 35-year-old’s jet left Tires Airport in Cascais near Lisbon around 1.45pm local time. Ronaldo will fly in a specially equipped Bombardier Learjet 45XR …
Cristiano Ronaldo flown out of Portugal in air ambulance

Nigeria vs Tunisia: Three significant things we learnt from international friendly

Nigeria’s Super Eagles drew 1-1 with the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Austria as both sides met in an international friendly on Tuesday. The super Eagles got a better result against the Tunisians after losing 0-1 to Algeria’s solitary strike by Ramy Bensebaini in the 6th minute. But Tunisia had a far better outing prior …
Nigeria vs Tunisia: Three significant things we learnt from international friendly

Man Utd players react over choice of Pochettino to replace Solskjaer

Man Utd players react over choice of Pochettino to replace Solskjaer Manchester United’s dressing room are united in their backing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer is under pressure at Old Trafford, following a poor start to the 2020/2021 season. United have lost two of their opening three Premier League fixtures and currently sit in 16th …
Man Utd players react over choice of Pochettino to replace Solskjaer

Wenger finally opens up on £40m plus 1 bid for Luis Suarez

Legendary Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has admitted it was “ludicrous” to approve a bid of £40million plus one pound in 2013, to land Luis Suarez from Liverpool. The Gunners were close to striking a deal with Real Madrid for Gonzalo Higuain, but Wenger shifted focus to Suarez after learning about a supposed release clause. Arsenal …
Wenger finally opens up on £40m plus 1 bid for Luis Suarez

Gerard Deulofeu snubs Messi, names best player in history

A former Barcelona forward, Gerard Deulofeu, has said that captain, Lionel Messi is not the best player in football history. Deulofeu, who now plays for Udinese on loan from Watford, believes Barcelona legend, Ronaldinho, deserves the title ahead of Messi. “For me, Ronaldinho is the best player in history,” Deulofeu told the official Serie A …
Gerard Deulofeu snubs Messi, names best player in history

Transfer: Bruno Fernandes unhappy with Man United board

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, is angry with the club’s board over their approach during the summer transfer window, according to Duncan Castles on the Transfer Window Podcast. Fernandes is not happy with Man United hierarchy over their business in the last transfer window and thinks the Red Devils’ activity did not match the expectations …
Transfer: Bruno Fernandes unhappy with Man United board

Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba set to face Tyson Fury in heavyweight fight

Tyson Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, has revealed that Nigerian professional boxer, Efe Ajagba, is among the three most likely candidates to fight his client in London in December. Arum said that Ajagba, Oscar Rivas, and Agit Kabayel were in contention to face Fury in two months. “Yeah, those are the names,” Arum told iFL TV. …
Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba set to face Tyson Fury in heavyweight fight

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