newsfootball10 days ago

With no Champions League, Chelsea are in a position of privilege, says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho feels that his former club Chelsea’s Champions League absence has handed them a big advantage ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final clash. Mourinho, however, has praised Antonio Conte for devising a tactic which is suited to the skills of his players.
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newsfootball14 days ago

Champions League Roundup | Barcelona pulls off greatest comeback; Bayern thrash Arsenal again

Barcelona pulled off what is arguably the greatest comeback in the history of the Champions League on Wednesday against PSG as they overturned a four-goal deficit to win 6-1 and book a quarter-final spot. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich thrashed Arsenal 5-1 away from home to complete a 10-2 win.
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newsfootball17 days ago

ISL | Chennaiyin FC and Marco Materazzi part ways

ISL franchise Chennaiyin FC and Marco Materazzi have parted ways by mutual consent according to a statement released by the club. The former Italian international, who has been at the club since the inaugural season, had guided the club to their only ISL crown in the 2015 edition of the tournament.
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newsfootball24 days ago

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United fans should urge Ibrahimovic to sign new deal

Manager Jose Mourinho has called for Manchester United fans to camp in front of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's house to force the striker to sign a contract extension with the club after the Swede struck a brace to secure his side's 3-2 victory over Southampton in the League Cup final on Sunday.
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newsfootball24 days ago

Watch: EPL | Harry Kane’s hat-trick helps Hotspur thump Stoke City

Riding on Harry Kane's third hat-trick in nine games, Tottenham Hotspur hammered Stoke City 4-0 to move to the second place in the English Premier League points table. This victory also helped Hotspur reduce the points difference to just 10 behind table-toppers Chelsea.
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newsfootballa month ago

Leicester City sack Claudio Ranieri nine months after historic triumph

After beating odds of 5000-1 to win a historic EPL trophy last season, Leicester City have sacked Claudio Ranieri as their manager just nine months from that historic day. Leicester find themselves in 17th place, hovering just one place above the relegation zone and on the brink of a European exit.
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newsfootballa month ago

AIFF’s special committee furious over being bypassed during U-17 coach selection

AIFF’s special committee, which was formed for the selection of the U-17 coach, is miffed about being bypassed by the Board, which has named Portuguese Luis Norton de Matos as the number one choice for the role. Allegedly, the AIFF did not even confer with the committee before taking the call.
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newsfootballa month ago

Delhi's pollution could see them lose World Cup hosting rights

Delhi could end up losing the chance of hosting marquee matches of the U-17 World Cup amidst concerns of “extremely high” pollution levels in the city post-Diwali. Javier Ceppi did not confirm that Delhi could be scrapped as a venue for the event but said that it could miss out on knockout games.
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newsfootballa month ago

Wenger worried about artificial pitch ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup clash

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is concerned that the artificial pitch could prove worrisome in their fifth round FA Cup clash against Sutton United tonight. Wenger also warned the Arsenal players against complacency when facing the lower-league club and called on them to be ready for a big fight.
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newsfootballa month ago

Arsene Wenger: My preference is always to manage Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has expressed his desire to extend his association as manager with Arsenal, a club that he has been associated with for the past 20 years. Wenger, 67, said he wasn't contemplating retirement as yet and would look to manage elsewhere if Arsenal shut the doors on him.
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