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newsfootball4 months ago

Ben White called up to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold for England at Euro 2020

In light of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury, Gareth Southgate has replaced him with Ben White in his 26 man squad for the postponed Euro 2020. The Liverpool full-back tore a muscle in his thigh during England’s friendly against Austria and has been ruled out for at least four to six weeks.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Pedri and Robert Sanchez earn maiden Spain call-up for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

In light of their recent performances, Brighton and Hove Albion’s Robert Sanchez and Barcelona starlet Pedri have earned their first Spain call-up for Luis Enrique’s 24 man World Cup qualifiers squad. The duo are joined Eibar’s Bryan Gil and Sporting's Pedro Porro who also earn their first call ups.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Reports | Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham set to battle it out for Brighton’s Ben White

According to Sky Sports, Brighton's Ben White is at the top of three shortlists with Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham chasing after the 23-year-old. The Englishman has impressed over the last eighteen months, with him spending last year on loan before becoming a regular for Graham Potter.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Players thought VAR would make things clearer but that hasn’t been the case, admits Andrew Robertson

In light of several controversial VAR decisions, Andrew Robertson has admitted that the players believed the technology was going to make the game clearer but that hasn’t happened yet. The Liverpool full-back also opined that if it doesn’t change, then the game should leave it to the referees.
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newsfootballa year ago

Think Gareth Bale is a perfect fit at Tottenham, asserts Jose Mourinho

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has heaped praised on loan superstar Gareth Bale after the Welshman scored the winner, and his first Tottenham goal for seven years, in a win over Brighton. The former Southampton man has struggled for fitness with Mourinho using him sparingly, but has made an impact.
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newsfootballa year ago

Do not believe having a limited attendance in Premier League would be unsafe, claims Paul Barber

Brighton and Hove Albion chief executive Paul Barber has admitted that the success of the pilot events carried out can allow the Premier League to slowly open their stadiums again. Unlike the English league, both the German and French leagues have re-opened their grounds at diminished capacity.
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newsfootballa year ago

Getting fans back into stadiums is our number one priority, asserts Richard Masters

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has revealed that the league’s top priority is to get fans back into the stadium with them waiting on the government’s testing programme. The 2019/20 season was finished behind closed doors across Europe although fans and critics alike hope that change.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reports | Tottenham looking to stage a test event in-front of 31,000 fans

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly submitted a proposal with the club looking to host a test event that will have half their stadium’s capacity in use. The English Football Association (FA) has already enforced several pilot tests as they look to gradually allow fans back inside stadiums.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reports | Eight Chelsea players miss pre-season training over coronavirus quarantine

Chelsea’s pre-season plans have run into a roadblock after the Telegraph has reported that at least eight players are in coronavirus quarantine after returning from their holidays. The Blues are preparing for their pre-season ahead of the September 12th restart of the Premier League season.
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newsfootballa year ago

It's a great opportunity to try to win the FA Cup and play in Europe, believes Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta feels that Arsenal now has a great opportunity to win the FA Cup and play in the Europa League next season. The Gunners have been out of form following the Covid-19 break but found their lost footing with a couple of wins in the last week, against Brighton and Sheffield United.
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