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AFC Cup | ATK Mohun Bagan hammered 0-6 by FC Nasaf Qarsh, crash out of inter-zonal semis

Indian club ATK Mohun Bagan suffered a humiliating 0-6 loss to Uzbek club FC Nasaf Qarsh in the inter-zonal semi-finals of the AFC Cup 2021. With this defeat, the Indian challenge at the tournament has come to an end. Earlier, Bengaluru FC too had crashed out in the previous round.
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newsfootball15 hours ago

Reconstructing the team without making big investments takes time, states Ronald Koeman

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman did not take any questions from reporters in a brief news conference, and instead, read a statement saying that the Spanish club trusted him to lead the team through a period of transition. Pressure is mounting on the Dutchman’s future after a string of poor results.
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newsfootball17 hours ago

Report | Manchester City keeping tabs on Spain's Mikel Oyarzabal

According to reports from ESPN, Manchester City are keeping tabs on Real Sociedad attacker Mikel Oyarzabal for a potential move in the summer. The Spanish international broke out into his boyhood team in the 2015/16 season and has gone on to establish himself as one of the key players in the squad.
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newsfootball19 hours ago

Everyone seems better than they are because of Lionel Messi, reveals Ronald Koeman

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that former Blaugrana player Lionel Messi was like a tyrant during training as he set the standards very high during his spell with the Spanish club. Messi left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer over the summer on a two-year deal.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Reports | Barcelona exploring options to replace Ronald Koeman as their manager

According to ESPN, Barcelona are looking at potential replacements for Ronald Koeman with the Dutchman’s position at the club weakening. This comes after poor performances against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Granada in the La Liga, with the board unhappy at the way things are going.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Kerala's Malappuram to host 75th edition of Santosh Trophy

Kerala is back on its feet after a longish spell of Covid-19, with its government planning to host the 75th edition of the Santosh Trophy in the state. A few other tournaments and camps will take place across various locations in Kerala, which is also due to host the senior women's championships.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Reports | Juventus and Atletico Madrid weighing up move for Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka

According to Calciomercato, Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka has made both Juventus and Atletico Madrid’s radars with the two clubs considering a move worth around €50million. The English international made his senior debut for the Gunners three years ago and has since made 94 appearances.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Raheem Sterling's lost confidence because he’s been taken out of team, claims Rio Ferdinand

In light of Raheem Sterling’s lack of game-time this season, Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he is shocked at the forward’s decline and believes that Pep Guardiola has made the wrong decision by benching him. The 26-year-old has only made two starts this season, scoring one goal so far.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Wouldn’t sell Declan Rice for even £100 million, proclaims Kevin Nolan

West Ham coach Kevin Nolan believes that Declan Rice could get even better in the near future and confessed that he wouldn’t sell the midfielder even for a £100 million transfer fee. The 22-year-old has thrived for the Hammers ever since his move into midfield, even earning 26 caps for England.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Can’t say how long but Thiago Alcantara won’t be fit by weekend, reveals Pepijn Lijnders

Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has confirmed that while the Reds aren’t sure how long Thiago Alcantara will be out for, the Spaniard will miss at least their next two games. Lijnders also confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold will be back while Roberto Firmino is not ready.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Arsenal are in massive transition with Arsene Wenger's void yet to be filled, proclaims Per Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker, the head of the Arsenal’s youth academy, has revealed that he believes the club are in a massive transition and while everyone wants the quick fix, the long term development route is the way. The German also added that he trusts Mikel Arteta and hopes he gets the time he needs.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Still maintain Jesse Lingard should have left but he will have his moments, claims Gary Neville

Manchester United legend Gary Neville is surprised that Jesse Lingard stayed at the club beyond the summer transfer window but believes that the attacker will have moments where he thrives. The 28-year-old has struggled for minutes over the last few years and was touted to leave this summer.
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newsfootball3 days ago

AIFF to organise online refresher course for AFC Futsal Level 1 certified coaches

The All India Football Federation (AIFF), in an attempt to establish futsal in the country, is set to organise an online refresher course for coaches with an AFC Futsal Level 1 Certificate, over a four-session course. The Premier Futsal League in India was stopped after two seasons in 2016 and 2017.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Reports | James Rodriguez in Qatar ahead of potential move away from Everton

According to the BBC, James Rodriguez has travelled to the Middle East ahead of his potential move to an unknown club in Qatar with the Colombian struggling at Everton. The former Real Madrid and AS Monaco attacker hasn’t played for the Toffees this season with him on the fringes of the team.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Van Dijk needs looking after and rotation is answer, indicates James Milner

Liverpool's James Milner has pointed out that Red’s centre-back Virgil Van Dijk must be handled with care and should be looked after through rotating the Dutch player after he came back from a knee ligament injury. Van Dijk has already made seven appearances for both club and country.
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newsfootball3 days ago

It will be difficult to keep Erling Haaland, admits Hans-Joachim Watzke

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted that it will be difficult to keep Erling Haaland at the club in 2022 but they will not give up hope of retaining him. Haaland reportedly has a release clause that activates in the summer of 2022 and has been heavily linked with a move away.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Liverpool have failed to tip the balance in their favour after disappointing transfer strategy

"I was in the game for the love of football - and I wanted to bring back happiness to the people of Liverpool." ~ Bill Shankly
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featurefootball3 days ago

2021 AFC Cup Inter-zonal semi-final | ATK-Mohun Bagan vs Nasaf FC - match preview, key players, when and where to watch

ATK-Mohun Bagan will be up against former AFC Cup champions Nasaf FC in the inter-zonal semi-final match on Wednesday evening. The Indian club, progressing to the semi-final stages for the first time ever, will be missing out their star midfielder Hugo Boumous owing to injury issues.
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newsfootball3 days ago

Thomas Tuchel was not happy with our performance at half-time, reveals Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that Thomas Tuchel was not happy with the performance of his side against Tottenham Hotspurs as they arrived at half-time at 0-0. Goals from Thiago Silva, N’golo Kante, and Antonio Rudiger in the second half secured a victory for the Blues on Sunday.
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newsfootball3 days ago

We deserved three points and hopefully these points make difference, proclaims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that his side's performance warranted all three points in their 2-1 victory against West Ham. The Red Devils' secured the victory courtesy of goals from Ronaldo and Lingard while also banking on De Gea to make a last-minute penalty save.
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