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newsfootballa month ago

Former Juventus star Stephan Lichtsteiner retires at the age of 36

Former Juventus defender Stephan Lichsteiner has retired from football at the age of 36, with the postponement of the Euro 2020 acting as a driving force behind the decision. The full-back played seven seasons at the Turin-based club and led them to the Serie A title each season during that period.
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newsfootball2 months ago

FIFA announce November 21 to December 18 schedule for Qatar 2022 World Cup

FIFA have officially announced that the 2022 Qatar World Cup will take place between November 21st and December 18th with the final set to be held at the 80,000-seater Lusail Stadium. This will be the second World Cup to be held in Asia since the 2002 tournament and the first in the Middle-East.
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newsfootball3 months ago

Indian football has infrastructure but needs more games to make it professional, admits Tim Cahill

Former Everton star Tim Cahill believes that Indian football has great facilities, infrastructure and stadiums but feels that the domestic structure needs to have more games to make it professional. The Australian legend was a part of the 2018/19 season of the Indian Super League for Jamshedpur FC.
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newsfootball3 months ago

India retain 108th spot and Belgium still number one in the latest FIFA rankings

India remained at the 108th spot in the FIFA rankings, with Blue Tigers not having played a single match since their World Cup qualifier against Oman last year. Meanwhile, Belgium retained their number one ranking with France and Brazil behind them in second and third place respectively.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Dream of mine to represent England but being No 1 is the goal, admits Nick Pope

Burnley star Nick Pope has confessed that being England’s No 1 is something that he is working towards although just playing for his country has been a dream. The 28-year-old has been one of the better goalkeepers this season and many believe that he should replace Jordan Pickford as England’s No 1.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Would love to see a Last Dance with Lionel Messi and the World Cup, opines Lucas Biglia

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia has revealed that he would love to watch something like the Last Dance but with the show starring Lionel Messi and his journey to winning the World Cup. The Barcelona man has done exceptionally well for his club but has always struggled when it comes to his country.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Borussia Dortmund and Mario Gotze will part ways this summer, confirms Michael Zorc

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed that Mario Gotze will leave the club this summer after the end of his current contract. The German attacker has failed to establish himself as a first team star after re-signing for the club and has struggled to get game-time.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Roberto Martinez signs Belgium contract extension until 2022 World Cup

Roberto Martinez will remain the coach of the Belgian national football team till 2022, which will see him lead the side at the 2022 Qatar World Cup if they qualify. The Spaniard led Belgium to a third-place finish in the 2018 FIFA World Cup with that being the nation's best ever finish.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Football should resume in Italy soon, admits Marcello Lippi

World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has stated that he wants football to return to Italy as the current situation is making him furious. Serie A was the first of the major European leagues to be suspended owing to the Covid-19 outbreak and there's still no clarity on when it might resume.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Luiz Felipe Scolari never let me play for Brazil until Spain wanted me, claims Diego Costa

Former Chelsea star Diego Costa has finally opened up as to why he switched allegiances from Brazil to Spain and claims that then head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari had something to do with it. The Brazil-born Spaniard played for the Selecao but struggled to get game-time which eventually saw him leave.
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