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Appreciating the 10 teenagers to score away goals at Old Trafford in the Premier League

Luke Thomas’ brilliant goal for Leicester helped the Foxes to a 2-1 win at Manchester United this week, the left-back’s fine finish helping secure his side what could prove to be a vital three points in the race for Champions League football. Thomas’ goal also saw the teenager join an exclusive list of Premier League […]

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Forsberg third RB Leipzig star to extend contract in a week

Berlin (AFP) – Sweden playmaker Emil Forsberg has become the third RB Leipzig player in the last week to commit to the Bundesliga high-fliers until 2025, the German Cup finalists announced Wednesday. Forsberg has signed a three-year extension to his existing deal. He was part of the Leipzig squad promoted to the Bundesliga in 2016 […]

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Laporte set for Spain at Euro 2020 after nationality approved

Madrid (AFP) – Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has been approved to play for Spain instead of France at Euro 2020 this summer, sources at the Spanish football federation (RFEF) confirmed to AFP on Tuesday. The Spanish Council of Ministers has granted Spanish nationality to Laporte, who was born in Agen, France but never played […]

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Egyptian soccer passes flamboyant nickname tradition to next generation

Cairo (AFP) – Ranging from the presidential such as Obama to the abstract like Kahraba (electricity) or El Winch, the tradition of Egyptian footballers taking bizarre nicknames is alive and kicking. The flamboyant and sometimes satirical naming of players was prominently employed by Badr Ragab, a youth coach at Egypt’s most successful club Al-Ahly during […]

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Monaco stay on course for Champions League qualification

Paris (AFP) – A first senior goal for Belgian youngster Eliot Matazo gave Monaco a 1-0 win at Reims on Sunday that kept the principality club on course for a top-three finish in Ligue 1 and a return to the Champions League next season. Teenager Matazo, who was signed from Anderlecht aged 16 in 2018, […]

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Dortmund wait on injured Haaland for German Cup final

Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund are  facing a wait to see if Erling Braut Haaland can shake off a leg injury to be fit for Thursday’s German Cup final. Haaland has scored 37 goals in 38 games in all competitions this season, but sat out Saturday’s 3-2 Bundesliga win over second-placed RB Leipzig. Haaland […]

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