Category : Soccer

Sports / Soccer - 5 hours ago

Euro 2020: England, France, others join list of qualifiers [See list]

Ten countries have already booked their spots at next year’s European Championships. Czech Republic, England, France and Turkey have joined Belgium, Italy, Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Spain at UEFA Euro 2020. England qualified for the finals on Thursday, with a 7-0 victory at home to Montenegro and the Czech Republic joined them with a 2-0 […] Euro 2020: England, France, others join list of qualifiers [See list]

Sports / Soccer - 10 hours ago

Lesotho vs Nigeria: Ahmed Musa reveals fear for Super Eagles’ team-mates

Nigeria skipper, Ahmed Musa, has admitted his fear of playing on a synthetic pitch, when they face Lesotho in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday. The Super Eagles are top of Group L with three points, after beating Benin Republic 2-1 on Wednesday. Musa was a late minute substitute in the game […] Lesotho vs Nigeria: Ahmed Musa reveals fear for Super Eagles’ team-mates

Sports / Soccer - 10 hours ago

Kane sets new record as England thrashes Montenegro to qualify for Euro 2020

Harry Kane, on Thursday, became England’s all-time highest scoring starting captain, after netting a hat-trick against Montenegro on Thursday. The Three Lions have all but booked their place in next summer’s European Championships, following a 7-0 win at Wembley. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring after 11 minutes, before Kane grabbed his first goal in the […] Kane sets new record as England thrashes Montenegro to qualify for Euro 2020

Sports / Soccer - 10 hours ago

EPL: Klopp speaks on bringing Ibrahimovic to Liverpool

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has ruled out the possibility of Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing for the club. Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move back to Europe, after confirming his departure from LA Galaxy on Wednesday. The 38-year-old moved to MLS from Manchester United and scored 30 times in 29 appearances for Galaxy. Klopp, speaking to […] EPL: Klopp speaks on bringing Ibrahimovic to Liverpool

Sports / Soccer - 22 hours ago

EPL: Premier League announces changes to use of VAR

The Premier League has announced that fans inside stadiums, will get more detailed information about Video Assistant Referee (VAR) checks starting from December, according to Sky Sports. For instance, under the new guidelines, a message will appear on the big screens saying ‘Checking Penalty – Possible Handball’, rather than just, ‘Checking Penalty’. The decision was […] EPL: Premier League announces changes to use of VAR

Sports / Soccer - 23 hours ago

AFCON qualifier: Rohr praises Aina, Kalu after 2-1 win over Benin Republic

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, singled out the duo of Ola Aina and Samuel Kalu for special praise, after their 2-1 victory over Benin Republic in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Wednesday. Both players returned to the starting line-up, having missed the team’s last international friendly against Brazil. Aina […] AFCON qualifier: Rohr praises Aina, Kalu after 2-1 win over Benin Republic

Sports / Soccer - 23 hours ago

Messi reveals the only player he ever asked to swap shirts

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has admitted he only asked current Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane for his shirt. Messi is regularly asked by his opponents to swap shirts at the end of games, but does not do so himself. However, during one El Clasico fixture, during his early time at the Camp Nou, he played […] Messi reveals the only player he ever asked to swap shirts

Sports / Soccer - 1 day ago

Solskjaer advice Red Devils management on Erling Haaland

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has instructed the Red Devils’ board to sign Salzburg’s Erling Haaland in the January transfer window. According to Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet, Solskjaer is eager to land Haaland to Old Trafford in order to bolster his attacking options in January following the departure of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku from […] Solskjaer advice Red Devils management on Erling Haaland

Sports / Soccer - 1 day ago

EPL: Zouma sends message to Chelsea’s Giroud

Chelsea defender, Kurt Zouma has praised fellow teammate, Olivier Giroud as a true ‘professional’ despite being ‘frustrated’ by his lack of game time at Stamford Bridge. Zouma also said that Giroud still gives advice to Blues teammates, Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi, adding that the striker wants the best for Chelsea. Giroud has barely featured […] EPL: Zouma sends message to Chelsea’s Giroud

Sports / Soccer - 1 day ago

Doping in Sport: Osinbajo, IOC president meet IN Aso rock

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has assured that Nigeria is committed to the high values of the Olympic movement. Osinbajo explained that the Federal Executive Council, FEC’s approval of the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sport was a step in reaffirming Nigeria’s commitment to the high values of the Olympic movement of fairness in […] Doping in Sport: Osinbajo, IOC president meet IN Aso rock

Sports / Soccer - 1 day ago

Chelsea midfielder, Willian snubs Messi, Ronaldo, names best player ever

Chelsea midfielder, Willian, has named Ronaldinho as the best player of all time, ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldinho made his name at Barca, where he played alongside Messi. The Brazilian made more than 200 appearances and won LaLiga twice and the Champions League. He then left Spain for AC Milan, before winding […] Chelsea midfielder, Willian snubs Messi, Ronaldo, names best player ever

Sports / Soccer - 1 day ago

EPL: Xhaka set to join Arsenal’s Premier League rivals

Arsenal midfielder, Granit Xhaka, could be on his way to Newcastle after the Magpies expressed interest in signing him on loan in January, the UK Telegraph reports. Xhaka is expected to leave the Emirates next year and Newcastle will offer him a chance to stay in the Premier League. AC Milan are also keen on […] EPL: Xhaka set to join Arsenal’s Premier League rivals

Sports / Soccer - 1 day ago

EPL: Cazorla confirms plan to return to Arsenal

Spanish midfielder, Santi Cazorla has said he would love to return to Arsenal, as he wasn’t able to say “a proper goodbye” to the fans. Cazorla who spent six years with the Gunners suffered serious Achilles problems before he was finally released in 2018, after making 180 appearances. The 34-year-old currently plays for Villarreal, but […] EPL: Cazorla confirms plan to return to Arsenal

Sports / Soccer - 1 day ago

Thierry Henry lands new coaching appointment

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has been appointed as the new head coach of MLS side, Montreal Impact on a two-year deal. Speaking after his appointment, Henry told Montreal’s website on Thursday that was an honour to become head coach of the Montreal Impact and return to MLS. “It’s a league that I know well where […] Thierry Henry lands new coaching appointment

Sports / Soccer - 1 day ago

Ex-Super Eagles, Man City midfielder found guilty of match-fixing

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Dickson Etuhu, has been found guilty of attempted match-fixing by the Court of Appeal in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday. Ehuhu, however, escaped a jail sentence but was fined and sentenced to serve probation, without further details being made public, according to BBC Sports. The court said that “the content of what […] Ex-Super Eagles, Man City midfielder found guilty of match-fixing

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