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Premier League players question use of personal statistics by betting companies

August 12, 2020 7:52:50 am

The 'Project Red Card' is handled by former Cardiff City manager Russell Slade’s company, who are set to file a lawsuit over the use of their performance data against gambling companies.

Daniel Sturridge sets sights on Premier League return

August 12, 2020 7:53:25 am

Daniel Sturridge has been without a club since March, when he terminated his contract with Turkey’s Trabzonspor after being banned for four months by the FA for breaching its betting rules.

Celtic and Aberdeen matches postponed after quarantine breaches, says SPFL

August 11, 2020 7:49:55 pm

The ongoing 2020/21 Scottish Premiership has been postponed after Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli played in a 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock on Sunday without quarantining after returning from Spain.

Ex-Russia captain Roman Shirokov hospitalises referee in brutal attack

August 12, 2020 7:53:29 am

After being shown a red card, Roman Shirokov punched the match official Nikita Danchenko in the face, knocked him to the floor, and repeatedly kicked him in the stomach while on the deck.

Valencia report two Covid-19 positives

August 11, 2020 4:35:56 pm

Valencia have announced that two members of their squad and coaching staff have tested positive for COVID-19, a day after returning to pre-season training.

Atalanta playing ‘with anger in eyes and pain in hearts’

August 11, 2020 11:40:22 am

Atalanta play Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. That match and the remainder of the competition will take place in Lisbon.

Europa League: Bruno Fernandes takes Man United into semis, Inter beat Leverkusen

August 11, 2020 10:33:40 am

Manchester United reached the Europa League semi-finals as midfielder Bruno Fernandes scored a 95th-minute penalty to secure a 1-0 win over FC Copenhagen after extra time on Monday.

How to sell the soul of a football club: Wigan Athletic’s fate

August 11, 2020 3:01:04 pm

Despite finishing 13th in Championship, Wigan were relegated by EFL to League One last week, which served as the final blow for a team blighted by a dodgy sale, cash crunch, and financial misstep.

‘He’s screwed now’: Gennaro Gattuso on Andrea Pirlo’s new Juventus job

August 10, 2020 9:23:20 pm

Andrea Pirlo, who has never managed before, either at youth or senior level, was handed the reins at Juventus on Saturday in the wake of Maurizio Sarri’s dismissal.

Atletico resume training as rest of squad test COVID-negative after two positives

August 10, 2020 8:23:16 pm

Atletico Madrid revealed that the two players to test positive were Angel Correa and Sime Vrsjalko, who will miss the trip and were isolating at home, adding that the pair were both asymptomatic.

Dortmund says Jadon Sancho staying amid Manchester United links

August 10, 2020 9:37:33 pm

Jadon Sancho, who has a contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2022, was involved in 34 Bundesliga goals this season and has been linked with a €120 million move to Manchester United.

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‘It’s not just about taking the knee but giving people the chance they deserve’

August 11, 2020 8:05:51 am

Paul Cleal, who is the equality advisor to the Premier League board, talks to The Indian Express about the road map ahead for football in the United Kingdom.

Atletico Madrid’s two group members test positive for coronavirus

August 10, 2020 12:34:58 pm

Two members of Atletico Madrid's group which was set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Seven seconds of magic: How Lionel Messi cut through Napoli’s defence

August 10, 2020 12:35:07 pm

The obstacles in the path would have prevented most footballers, but the seven seconds of magic from Lionel Messi found a way against Napoli in the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie.

Manchester United’s Solskjaer faces old teammate in UEFA Europa League

August 9, 2020 11:25:36 pm

While Manchester United will be up against Copenhagen in the UEFA Europa League quarterfinal, Inter will take on Bayer Leverkusen on Monday. Wolves and Sevilla will fight it out on Tuesday.

‘The time has come to move on’: Willian confirms Chelsea exit after seven years

August 9, 2020 10:57:51 pm

Willian joined Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and made over 300 appearances for the club, winning two Premier League titles. The 32-year-old is linked with a move across town to Arsenal.

Lionel Messi set to recover from knock ahead of Champions League quarterfinal

August 9, 2020 11:52:40 pm

Lionel Messi took a hard knock to his lower left leg in the first half of Barcelona's 3-1 win over Napoli on Saturday. He was hit by Kalidou Koulibaly, earning a penalty kick for the Catalan club.

Stranded since March, Mohun Bagan’s Baba Diawara finally goes home

August 9, 2020 9:38:01 pm

Mohun Bagan said that the club arranged Baba Diawara's travel via Dubai to Senegal. Besides the travel arrangements, the club also organised Covid-19 tests for him and his family.

For Europe’s ‘super clubs’, UEFA Champions League determines all

August 9, 2020 9:03:35 pm

The pressure of winning the UEFA Champions League is concentrated even more this year as Europe’s elite gather in Lisbon this week for a COVID-19 enforced mini-tournament.

Robert Lewandowski: A Ballon d’Or worthy season with records in sight

August 10, 2020 12:35:04 pm

With 53 goals and 8 assists in just 44 appearances this season, Robert Lewandowski has propelled Bayern Munich to a domestic double and now has his eyes on the elusive UEFA Champions League.

‘All is not over, 80 percent sure of new investor and ISL door still open’: East Bengal

August 10, 2020 11:31:28 am

East Bengal have not given up on the hope of entering the Indian Super League (ISL) season this year.

‘Real Madrid should let Gareth Bale go on loan and pay part of his salary’

August 9, 2020 5:36:48 pm

Gareth Bale, who reportedly earns 600,000 pounds a week, chose not to travel to Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League game against Manchester City on Friday because "he did not want to play".

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Former India and Mohun Bagan footballer Manitombi Singh dies

August 9, 2020 8:26:33 pm

Manitombi was a key member of the Stephen Constantine-coached India Under-23 side that lifted the LG Cup in 2003 by defeating Vietnam 3-2. It had been India's first international triumph since 1971.

UCL roundup: Messi magic as Barca sink Napoli, Lewandowski dazzles as Bayern crush Chelsea

August 9, 2020 8:40:12 am

A fired-up Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 3-1 win at home to Napoli for a 4-2 aggregate victory which took the club into the Champions League quarter-finals where they face Bayern Munich.

‘Rafail’ Varane’s lapses, Pep Guardiola’s tactics script Real Madrid’s European exit

August 9, 2020 9:02:04 am

Real Madrid were shown the door by a Pep Guardiola-led team in the UEFA Champions League last-16 as Manchester City won 2-1 (4-2 on aggregate) against the 13-time champions.

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