Saturday, February 24, 2018

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha hoping to seal permanent Inter move

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:25 AM
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Barcelona midfielder Rafinha hoping to seal permanent Inter move
Inter have an option to buy Rafinha from Barcelona for €38million and the Brazilian wants a permanent switch to the Serie A side.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Roy Keane calls Jack Wilshere the ‘most overrated player on the planet’

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:45 AM
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Roy Keane calls Jack Wilshere the ‘most overrated player on the planet’

Is it possible to get so deep into character that you lose sight of who you are and who the part is?

If that is the case Roy Keane has been method acting for the past 30 years.

Last week it was calling Liverpool and Spurs embarrassing after statement performances in Europe, this week he is taking aim Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and it is not pretty.

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Arsenal nearly suffered the biggest upset in European football history, yes bigger than Istanbul, to a club that was playing in the Swedish fourth division in 2011.

The Gunners were sitting pretty with a 3-0 lead from the tie in Sweden and were clearly so complacent they nearly threw it away.

Ostersunds burst into a two-goal lead inside 24 minutes and the jitters around the Emirates were palpable.

Sead Kolasinac’s goal calmed some nerves but Arsenal still managed to lose at home to a tiny Swedish club that had never reached this stage before.

“Nice passing Jack, but remember our team is wearing blue not white.”Getty Images - Getty

Social media slated the Gunners’ performance and the way Arsene Wenger set up the team, everyone was poor but none more so than Wilshere.

Keane, sitting on the ITV sofas didn’t hold back when it came to his criticism of Arsenal’s injury-plagued midfielder.

Arsenal fans have kept the faith with Wilshere hoping he can fill the Santi Cazorla-shaped hole in midfield, but he was guilty giving the ball away far too easily and being overrun by Ostersunds attackers.

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Roy Keane has his say on @Arsenal's performance against @ofk_1996 this evening…

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“Where do I start… I think Arsenal are a great example on how not to start a game of football. We can talk about being a shambles but they’re so slow out of the blocks – poor attitude,” began Keane’s savagery of the Gunners on ITV.

“The manager summed it up. No energy, no desire, you’re looking for your senior players to lead by example.

“I always think, when Wilshere’s your captain, to me, probably the most overrated player on the planet.

“And they got lucky with the result at the end of it. But if you start a game slowly, no matter how good you are, it’s hard to get going. You can’t just switch it on and off.”

Steve Bould searching for Arsenal’s defenders last nightGetty - Contributor

However, Arsene Wenger wasn’t going to take this lying down and although he was furious with his players last night, he defended Wilshere in his press conference this morning.

“It’s very difficult, I personally rate Jack very highly. After that you can have opinions.

“Jack was in the team last night and didn’t perform well. Was it one of his best performances? Certainly not. But Roy Keane knows that can happen to everybody.”

Ostersunds fans are hard as nailsPA:Press Association

It was certainly not one of Wilshere’s best performances in an Arsenal shirt as Arsenal suffered one of the worst results in their history just a few days before they meet Man City in the league cup final on Sunday.

Will Wilshere keep his place for the big one?

Only Wenger knows.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

'What is there to hide?' asks Derek Kavanagh after Cork reject vote transparency

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:16 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
'What is there to hide?' asks Derek Kavanagh after Cork reject vote transparency
'What is there to hide?' asks Derek Kavanagh after Cork reject vote transparency
Club Players’ Association executive member Derek Kavanagh is disappointed that Cork has opted to vote against GAA Congress motion on the recording of votes, but he is hopeful that other counties will show their support.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Messi scores vs Chelsea at 9th attempt to give Barca CL draw

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:17 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Messi scores vs Chelsea at 9th attempt to give Barca CL draw
Messi scores vs Chelsea at 9th attempt to give Barca CL draw

LONDON — Lionel Messi finally managed one of the few things he had yet to achieve in football. At his ninth attempt, the five-time world player of the year finally scored against Chelsea, salvaging a 1-1 draw on Tuesday and halting his longest drought against any opponent after 730 minutes. By cancelling out Willian’s opener, […]

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stadium row highlights the depressing state of Rio football | Tim Vickery

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:19 AM
News – World Soccer
Stadium row highlights the depressing state of Rio football | Tim Vickery

Flamengo forced to play Rio final outside of the state after Botafogo refused permission to use their rented ground

Stadium row highlights the depressing state of Rio footballVinicius Junior of Flamengo celebrates a goal for Flamengo. (Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)Flamengo forced to play Rio state final outside of the city after Botafogo refused permission to use their rented ground

Monday, February 19, 2018

Messi aims to score against Chelsea at 9th attempt

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 2:53 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Messi aims to score against Chelsea at 9th attempt
Messi aims to score against Chelsea at 9th attempt

LONDON — As unlikely as it sounds, Lionel Messi is still waiting to score his first goal against Chelsea after drawing a blank in eight previous Champions League matches. The five-time World Player of the Year is likely to get another chance to break his duck this week and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes the […]

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Corofin to challenge Farragher's red card to clear him for All-Ireland final

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:24 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
Corofin to challenge Farragher's red card to clear him for All-Ireland final
Corofin to challenge Farragher's red card to clear him for All-Ireland final
Corofin are set to contest the red card handed out to Martin Farragher after just 80 seconds of yesterday’s All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final win over Moorefield in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

4 West Brom players accused of stealing taxi in Spain

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 2:33 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
4 West Brom players accused of stealing taxi in Spain
4 West Brom players accused of stealing taxi in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — Four West Bromwich Albion players were being investigated by Spanish police on Friday for the alleged theft of a taxi while the English Premier League team was training in Barcelona. The players — Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore, Boaz Myhill — faced a judge after being accused by a taxi driver […]

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Friday, February 16, 2018

UAAP football: Ateneo ekes out 2-1 win vs La Salle

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:09 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
UAAP football: Ateneo ekes out 2-1 win vs La Salle

Jarvey Gayoso scored a brace as defending champion Ateneo downed La Salle, 2-1, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The reigning MVP picked up the scoring in the second half, first putting the Blue Eagles ahead at the 50th minute before doubling the lead at the 66th minute […]

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Aguero’s City form could be a problem for Argentina

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:15 AM
News – World Soccer
Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Aguero’s City form could be a problem for Argentina

There are fears that City's success could take its toll on Argentina's first choice striker by the summer

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scores a hat-trick, his side's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium. (Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)There are fears that City's success could take its toll on Argentina's first choice striker by the summer

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Zimbabwe heading in the right direction, says Taibu

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:10 AM
Sport – The Standard
Zimbabwe heading in the right direction, says Taibu

As Zimbabwe warm-up for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers at home with a bilateral series against Afghanistan in the UAE, former national team captain Tatenda Taibu, who retired in 2012 […]

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Khama Billiat fires agent

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:42 AM
Sport – The Standard
Khama Billiat fires agent

WARRIORS and Mamelodi Sundowns forward Khama Billiat has vented his frustrations for failure to secure a move to Europe during the just-ended January transfer window by firing his South African […]

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Donal Lenihan: Ireland must show their ruthless side when Italy run out of steam

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:12 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
Donal Lenihan: Ireland must show their ruthless side when Italy run out of steam
Donal Lenihan: Ireland must show their ruthless side when Italy run out of steam
Three challenges for Joe Schmidt facing Ireland against Italy today.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Coutinho scores as Barcelona reach 5th straight Copa final

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:51 AM
Sportsnet.ca
Coutinho scores as Barcelona reach 5th straight Copa final
Coutinho scores as Barcelona reach 5th straight Copa final

MADRID — Another year, another Copa del Rey final for Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal since leaving Liverpool as Barcelona defeated Valencia 2-0 Thursday to reach the Copa final for the fifth straight season.

Ivan Rakitic also scored in the second leg of the semifinals, giving Barcelona a 3-0 win on aggregate after a 1-0 victory in the opener at Camp Nou Stadium.

The three-time defending champions next face Sevilla in a repeat of the 2016 final.

Sevilla eliminated Leganes 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday.

"It’s not an easy feat to make it to the final this many times in a row," Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. "We knew it wasn’t going to be easy."

Valencia posed a tough challenge for Barcelona, creating some significant scoring chances at Mestalla Stadium, but the visitors opened the scoring in the 49th minute after Luis Suarez raced past a defender inside the area before crossing the ball to Coutinho. The Brazilian playmaker, Barcelona’s most expensive signing, slid to reach the ball and sent it toward the far corner.

Coutinho, making his fifth appearance since being signed in January, had only entered the match at halftime.

"It’s a special moment for me," Coutinho said. "I had been trying to score this first goal. I finally got it today and it helped the team advance to the final."

Suarez also set up the second goal, finding Rakitic for an easy shot from inside the area after a breakaway in the 82nd minute.

Valencia forward Rodrigo hit the woodwork early in the match.

"We had our chances," Valencia coach Marcelino Garcia Toral said. "But they were superior. We competed well but we are not at the same level right now."

It was the sixth straight loss for Valencia in all competitions.

"It hurts because we had high expectations coming into this match," Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech said. "But it wasn’t meant to be. We need to work harder to try to turn things around."

Valencia was attempting to make it to the Copa final for the first time since 2007-08, when it won its seventh title after eliminating Barcelona in the semifinals.

Barcelona, which has won the tournament a record 29 times, had eliminated Valencia in the semifinals two years ago, winning 7-0 at Camp Nou in the first leg. It then held on to a 1-1 draw at Mestalla with its second-stringers.

Colombian defender Yerry Mina made his Barcelona debut on Thursday by replacing Gerard Pique late in the match. Pique had been listed as doubtful because of a knee injury.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson claims he is good enough to play as a Premier League midfielder

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:11 AM
The Independent - Football
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson claims he is good enough to play as a Premier League midfielder
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson claims he is good enough to play as a Premier League midfielder
The 24-year-old has been a huge success in goal for City this season

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona to 'win big titles' and learn from Catalan greats

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:54 AM
The Independent - Football
Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona to 'win big titles' and learn from Catalan greats
Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona to 'win big titles' and learn from Catalan greats
The Brazilian completed a £142m transfer from Liverpool to the Nou Camp at the start of January after failing last summer to force through a move

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Leeds United appoint Paul Heckingbottom as new head coach on one-and-a-half-year contract

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:09 AM
The Independent - Football
Leeds United appoint Paul Heckingbottom as new head coach on one-and-a-half-year contract
Leeds United appoint Paul Heckingbottom as new head coach on one-and-a-half-year contract
The former Barnsley manager replaces Thomas Christiansen who was sacked on Sunday

Monday, February 5, 2018

Riyad Mahrez 'deserves better' than Leicester City, according to Algeria coach Rabah Madjer

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:21 AM
The Independent - Football
Riyad Mahrez 'deserves better' than Leicester City, according to Algeria coach Rabah Madjer
Riyad Mahrez 'deserves better' than Leicester City, according to Algeria coach Rabah Madjer
Algeria boss Madjer convinced that Mahrez can play at a higher level

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Chisora snubs Bomber’s challenge

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:25 AM
Sport – The Standard
Chisora snubs Bomber’s challenge

ZIMBABWE-BORN British heavyweight boxer Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora says he is not interested in responding to last week’s challenge by Elvis “The Bomber” Moyo, adding that he knows nothing about […]

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Joao Mario is using his free time to learn the lyrics to West Ham anthem ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 2:49 AM
Dream Team FC
Joao Mario is using his free time to learn the lyrics to West Ham anthem ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’

West Ham pulled off one of the coups of the January transfer window by securing the loan signing of Joao Mario until the end of the season. 

The Inter Milan midfielder was a big part of Portugal’s successful Euro 2016 campaign, and brings a little bit of extra flair and excitement to the Hammers line-up.

His unveiling video was pretty cool, too.

Here we go. #WelcomeMario pic.twitter.com/NkGInrbr2c

— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 26, 2018

And having made two appearances for David Moyes’ side – playing 45 minutes in the defeat to Wigan before starting in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace – the 25-year-old is keen to embrace life at the London club.

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Speaking to West Ham’s official website, he revealed he’s even trying to learn the lyrics to the Hammers famous anthem ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’.

He said: “I used my day off on Wednesday to move into my new apartment, so I am happy that I have already found the place where I’ll live for the next few months.

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“I am happy to be here and I must enjoy this opportunity and I want to play well and go to the World Cup.

“I am here to help West Ham and also to grow into the Premier League.

“I am trying to keep listening to know all the song Bubbles so hopefully I’ll be able to learn the whole song over the next few weeks.”

Great effort, Joao. 

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Optimism surrounds six-team PFL with new season kicking off next month

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 2:42 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Optimism surrounds six-team PFL with new season kicking off next month

The 2018 Philippines Football League season kicks off March 3 with six clubs disputing two trophies and the chance to represent the country in continental competitions next year.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Speedster Bailey lights up the Bundesliga

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:09 AM
News – World Soccer
Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Speedster Bailey lights up the Bundesliga

Levekusen's Jamaican winger is in sparkling form

Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates after he scores a goal against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on January 20, 2018 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)Levekusen's Jamaican winger is in sparkling form

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Nothing to be excited about

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:06 AM
Sport – The Standard
Nothing to be excited about

There is nothing to get excited about when the Zimbabwe football family goes to the polls this year to renew its entire leadership from the Area Zones up to the […]

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tendai Ndoro in trouble

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:02 AM
Sport – The Standard
Tendai Ndoro in trouble

Ajax Cape Town striker Tendai Ndoro will tomorrow travel to Johannesburg to meet with the PSL amid controversy surrounding his registration with the Cape Town club.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Goretzka’s summer switch to Bayern confirmed

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 2:31 AM
News – World Soccer
Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Goretzka’s summer switch to Bayern confirmed

Schalke's midfield golden boy will join the champions on a free transfer

Leon Goretzka of Schalke celebrates after the Bundesliga match with Borussia Dortmund. (Photo: Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/DFL via Getty Images)Schalke's midfield golden boy will join the champions on a free transfer

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Cavani, the Matador of Paris

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:00 AM
English // marca
Cavani, the Matador of Paris
Cavani, the Matador of Paris

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jose Mourinho extends contract at United until at least 2020

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 2:30 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Jose Mourinho extends contract at United until at least 2020
Jose Mourinho extends contract at United until at least 2020

Jose Mourinho believes he is laying the foundations for a sustained period of success at Manchester United, and he now plans to stay even longer. The manager, who succeeded Louis van Gaal in 2016 on a three-year deal, signed a new contract on Thursday through 2020. “I am delighted they feel and trust that I […]

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal pushing for Aubameyang, Manchester United target next signing, Chelsea to seal double deal

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:08 AM
The Independent - Football
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal pushing for Aubameyang, Manchester United target next signing, Chelsea to seal double deal
Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal pushing for Aubameyang, Manchester United target next signing, Chelsea to seal double deal
Latest transfer news plus gossip and rumours from the January window

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Brian Glanville: Jimmy Armfield, a cut above his contemporaries

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:14 AM
News – World Soccer
Brian Glanville: Jimmy Armfield, a cut above his contemporaries

Brian Glanville remembers the former England captain as thoughtful, intelligent and humorous

Brian Glanville remembers the former England captain as thoughtful, intelligent and humorous

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Demands placed on players is just ‘too much’, warns Cork boss Meyler

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:42 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
Demands placed on players is just ‘too much’, warns Cork boss Meyler
Demands placed on players is just ‘too much’, warns Cork boss Meyler
The overload on inter-county hurlers is a growing concern for managers John Meyler and Derek McGrath.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Chibharo soul-searching in Serbia

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:45 AM
Sport – The Standard
Chibharo soul-searching in Serbia

The modest Užice City Stadium, home of Serbian second tier outfit FK Sloboda Užice might seem a world apart from the £200 million Etihad Campus — the finest training facility […]

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ronan O’Gara‏ reveals slice of life in Christchurch with cheeky tweet

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:39 AM
Sport: : BreakingNews.ie
Ronan O’Gara‏ reveals slice of life in Christchurch with cheeky tweet
Ronan O’Gara‏ reveals slice of life in Christchurch with cheeky tweet
Former Ireland rugby star Ronan O’Gara has just experienced one of the more unsettling aspects of life in his new home in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United delay on Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal to get Mkhitaryan, Liverpool & Chelsea latest

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:55 AM
The Independent - Football
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United delay on Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal to get Mkhitaryan, Liverpool & Chelsea latest
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United delay on Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal to get Mkhitaryan, Liverpool & Chelsea latest
Latest transfer news, gossip and rumours from the January window

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Everton set to continue their spending spree with signing of Bayern Munich defender

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:06 AM
Dream Team FC
Everton set to continue their spending spree with signing of Bayern Munich defender

Last summer Everton splashed the cash.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Sandro Ramirez, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Davy Klaassen were all signed for notable transfer fees as excitement and expectation reached a peak among fans.

However, the Toffees underwhelmed in the first third of the season with Ronald Koeman paying the ultimate price.

Remember him?PA:Press Association

With Sam Allardyce now at helm, the club are spending big once again as they hope to build a squad capable of competing for a European spot next season.

Having already spent £45million on Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott, Everton are now targeting Bayern Munich defender Juan Bernat.

From Munich to MerseysideGetty - Contributor

33-year-old Leighton Baines is not far off becoming an indie frontman full-time and Big Sam wants a new first-choice left-back.

Cuco Martina has looked vulnerable at times in that position this season.

Bernat has only played two Bundesliga games this season and has been a squad player at Bayern since signing from Valencia in 2014.

The 24-year-old has seven Spain caps to his name but hasn’t played for his country since 2015.

Goodison Park may be the perfect platform for him to relaunch his career.

Who hasn’t dreamed of being team-mates with this man? No? Just us then…Getty - Contributor

Also capable of playing in midfield, Bernat was highly-rated a few seasons ago, featuring in several ‘top youngsters to watch out for’ listicles.

Three and half seasons in Munich would have instilled in him an elite mentality which he may be able to transmit to an Everton squad somewhat struggling for identity.

There are no estimates yet regarding the transfer fee but the Liverpool Echo are reporting Allardyce is keen on a move this month.

You’d take that, would’t you Everton fans?

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

After years of big spending, Chinese football goes quiet

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:31 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
After years of big spending, Chinese football goes quiet
After years of big spending, Chinese football goes quiet

SEOUL, South Korea— In the 2017 winter transfer window, the Chinese Super League outspent the English Premier League by $422 million compared to $315 million. A year on, England or Spain is set for the top spot and Chinese soccer officials are perfectly happy. Alarmed by the amount of money heading into the pockets of […]

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: A tale of two talents

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 4:04 AM
News – World Soccer
Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: A tale of two talents

Gabriel Jesus has thrived at Manchester City but Marlos Moreno is back in South America

Jose Gomez Campana and Sergio Postigo of Levante competes for the ball with Marlos Moreno of Girona during the Copa del Rey match at Ciudad de Valencia Stadium. (Photo: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)Gabriel Jesus has thrived at Manchester City but Marlos Moreno is back in South America

Monday, January 15, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Struggling Stoke appoint Lambert

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:42 AM
Soccerway.com
BREAKING NEWS: Struggling Stoke appoint Lambert
Paul Lambert has been tasked with steering Stoke City away from the relegation zone, replacing Mark Hughes as manager.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Manchester United 'considerable favourites' to sign Alexis Sanchez after being dropped by Arsenal ahead of move

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:46 AM
The Independent - Football
Manchester United 'considerable favourites' to sign Alexis Sanchez after being dropped by Arsenal ahead of move
Manchester United 'considerable favourites' to sign Alexis Sanchez after being dropped by Arsenal ahead of move
United are willing to pay Sanchez as much as £400,000-a-week, but Manchester City are holding out on the hope that he will join Pep Guardiola's side in the summer

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:24 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico
Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Captain American is heading south for his latest comeback. Landon Donovan, widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history, is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico. The Liga MX team announced Donovan’s return to soccer on Twitter […]

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Messi nets 2 as Barca beats Celta 5-0 to reach Copa quarters

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 3:12 AM
Football – Inquirer Sports
Messi nets 2 as Barca beats Celta 5-0 to reach Copa quarters
Messi nets 2 as Barca beats Celta 5-0 to reach Copa quarters

BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored twice in the space of three minutes to help Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Celta Vigo on Thursday as the holders advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. Messi, who also created Barcelona’s third goal for Jordi Alba, set his team on its way to a […]

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sami Khedira rules out MLS; hopes Emre Can joins Juventus

Posted By: Valentin Valica - 10:00 AM


Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira says he is not considering a move to Major League Soccer since he feels he still has plenty to give in one of Europe's top leagues, while he has advised his club to make their move for Emre Can.

Khedira, 30, still has a contract with the Serie A club through to 2019 and he has told Sky Sport Italia that he does not expect that to be his last contract in Europe, as he insists that a move to MLS would not make sense.

"Now I'm 30 and what I can say is that the age is just a number, so you have to take care of your body and you have to know what you want. I can tell you that I'm still hungry and I want to win everything," the Germany international said.

"In this case, I want to play many, many years more in Europe -- in one of the top leagues in Europe. Now I am in Italy and this is, for me, one of the best leagues in the world -- one of the top four -- so I don't know why people speak about MLS.

"I played 46 games I think last year -- more than before in my whole career. This year the same. Physically I'm in the best shape of my life so why should I go to MLS and lose this big opportunity to play many years in Europe? So I never said [that I wanted] this and I can tell you and promise you that there is no possibility I am going in January or even in the summer to MLS. I want to stay in Europe."

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