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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 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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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newsfootball19 hours 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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newsfootball19 hours 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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newsfootballa day 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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newsfootballa day 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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newsfootballa day 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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newsfootballa day 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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newsfootballa day 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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newsfootballa day 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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featurefootballa day 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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newsfootballa day 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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newsfootballa day 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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newsfootball2 days ago

2021 Durand Cup | Defending champions Gokulam Kerala and Army Red enter quarter-finals

Defending champions Gokulam Kerala qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing Durand Cup after a dominating 7-2 win over Assam Rifles FC at the Kalyani Stadium. Meanwhile, Army Red also booked a place in the last eight with a 2-1 win over Hyderabad FC at the Salt Lake Stadium, on Sunday evening.
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featurefootball2 days ago

Four-foreigner rule in ISL will slowly but steadily give Indian football the push it desperately needs

The 2020-21 Indian Super League will see only four foreigners in the starting XI for every team, which must include a player from an AFC nation. While this was a move that should have been taken earlier, it's better than never and the returns set will benefit Indian football - slowly and steadily.
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newsfootball2 days ago

My heart skipped a beat for a second, reveals Ben White

Arsenal player Ben White has admitted that his heart skipped a beat and thanked his goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale after getting away with a huge mistake in Arsenal's win over Burnley on Saturday. The London club secured a 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday in game week five.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Reports | Barcelona eyeing moves for Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland, and Dani Olmo next summer

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are looking to sign Erling Haaland, Paul Pogba and Dani Olmo next summer as the club look to improve their team over the next few years. The La Liga giants endured a tough time this summer with them forced to spend the window cutting their wage bill.
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newsfootball2 days ago

Reports | Inter Milan considering January move for Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek

According to Calciomercato, Inter Milan are considering a bid in January for Donny van de Beek with the Serie A club keen on signing the Manchester United midfielder. The 24-year-old has struggled to get regular game-time since his move to Old Trafford last summer and has been keen on leaving.
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