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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 […]

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Pochettino full of admiration for Guardiola but PSG plot Man City downfall

Paris (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has great admiration for Pep Guardiola but he has got the better of the Spaniard before and is again aiming to come out on top when Paris Saint-Germain, led by Neymar, face Manchester City in the first leg of their blockbuster Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. This is just the […]

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Danish FA calls for FIFA ‘action’ on Qatar World Cup

Copenhagen (AFP) – The Danish football association (DBU) has written to FIFA calling on the global governing body to put pressure on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to improve their human rights record. Last month Denmark, as well as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway staged protests before qualifying matches for the tournament, such as […]

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Man City outclass Tottenham to retain League Cup

London (AFP) – Manchester City claimed a fourth consecutive League Cup on Sunday with a dominant display to beat Tottenham 1-0 in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley. Aymeric Laporte’s header eight minutes from time finally ended Tottenham’s resistance as their 13-year wait to win a trophy goes on. For the first time in 13 […]

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Man Utd fans stage protest as ESL backlash rumbles on

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United fans protested against the club’s American owners outside Old Trafford on Saturday as the row over the collapse of a proposed breakaway European Super League (ESL) rumbled on. United were one of 12 clubs to initially sign up to the planned ESL, only to withdraw within 48 hours […]