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UK ‘open’ to hosting Champions League final due to Turkey travel ban

London (AFP) – Britain on Friday said it was willing to step in to host the Champions League football final, after the government placed Turkey on a coronavirus travel red list. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the UK was “very open to hosting the final round” of the competition, which is due to take place […]

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Sir Alex Ferguson documentary to debut on Paramount+ May 29th

Whether you’re a Manchester United supporter or not, there’s no doubt that the story of Alex Ferguson is one of the greatest ever in world soccer, so it’s with plenty of enthusiastic expectation that the documentary Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In will be as good as promised. It’ll exclusively premiere in the U.S. on […]

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Five stats that show the extent of Tuchel’s defensive revolution at Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Chelsea has helped transform the club’s season, the former Paris Saint-Germain manager replacing Frank Lampard in January and overseeing a sharp upturn in fortunes. Chelsea face Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final this evening, the Blues in a favourable position to reach an all-Premier League showpiece […]

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FOX Sports acquires Copa America rights in English through 2026

FOX Sports has been out of the business of acquiring soccer rights for a considerable amount of time after losing the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and Bundesliga in recent years, but the American broadcasting network is back now after the headline news today proclaiming FOX Sports acquires Copa America rights through 2026. FOX Sports’ […]

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PSG sweat on fitness of Mbappe for Man City Champions League clash

Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City on Tuesday, coach Mauricio Pochettino said. “I think we need to assess Kylian. Today he is going to start training individually and then we’ll see if he can be with the team at the end,” Pochettino […]

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Neville backs Man Utd fans after protests forces Liverpool postponement

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville backed the angry fans whose dramatic protest against the Glazer family forced the postponement of Sunday’s game against Liverpool. Hundreds of United supporters gathered outside Old Trafford hours before the scheduled 1530 GMT kick-off to show their disgust at the club’s United States-based owners. […]

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Pochettino ‘optimistic’ for Mbappe as Neymar nets in crucial PSG victory

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino is confident Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City on Tuesday after the France striker was forced to watch from the stands as Neymar scored one goal and set up the other in a vital 2-1 win over Lens in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Neymar […]

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Newcastle v Arsenal – Preview

Arsenal face Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon, the Gunners having won just one of their last five Premier League games. Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s encounter: Form Newcastle: LDWWD It’s been a real turnaround in fortunes for Steve Bruce’s side who now look set for another season in […]

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Suspended sentence for German ex-footballer Metzelder over child porn

Berlin (AFP) – Former Real Madrid and Germany defender Christoph Metzelder was handed a suspended prison sentence of ten months after admitting to child pornography charges at a trial in Germany on Thursday.  The high-profile trial was set to run until May 10, but came to a conclusion in just one day after Metzelder acknowledged […]

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Spotify CEO ‘very serious’ about Arsenal takeover bid

New York (AFP) – Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek says he wants to bring back the “glory” to Arsenal as he plans to test the resolve of the club’s American billionaire owner Stan Kroenke with a takeover bid. Kroenke, through his Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE) business, has been the Gunners’ majority shareholder for a decade […]