Saturday February 24 2018

Archive for Football

  • November 10, 2017

    South Korea 2 Colombia 1: Son shines to give Shin first win

    Son Heung-min netted a brace to give Shin Tae-yong his first victory as South Korea boss in a 2-1 friendly win over Colombia on Friday. Cristian Zapata did head in a late consolation for the visitors, but it was not enough to overshadow Son’s star turn. The 25-year-old opened the...

  • November 10, 2017

    Neymar prioritises Champions League over ´dream´ Ballon d´Or

    Neymar insists his “dream” of winning the Ballon d’Or is outweighed by a desire to lead Paris Saint-Germain to a maiden Champions League triumph. The Brazil star’s decision to leave Barcelona in August was reportedly motivated by a desire to challenge Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s monopoly on the prestigious...

  • November 10, 2017

    Hazard-Morata link makes Chelsea dangerous – Lampard

    Eden Hazard takes Chelsea to the highest level and his link-up play with Alvaro Morata makes them dangerous, according to club icon Frank Lampard. Since signing from Real Madrid in a deal that could reportedly cost as much as £70million, Morata has scored eight goals and supplied three assists in...

  • November 10, 2017

    He abused me in French! – Lehmann reveals how his goading of Henry improved Arsenal

    Jens Lehmann says his attempt to get Thierry Henry chasing lost causes in training was not initially well received, but ended up helping his Arsenal team-mates. Goalkeeper Lehmann joined the Gunners in 2003 and played every match as Arsene Wenger’s ‘Invincibles’ side made history by winning the Premier League title...

  • November 10, 2017

    Messi was embarrassed to return from Argentina retirement

    Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi confessed he was embarrassed about having to go back on his decision to retire from international football. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner announced he would make himself unavailable to the national team after their penalty shoot-out loss to Chile in the Copa America Centenario...

  • November 10, 2017

    Morata: Of course I would go back to Real Madrid

    Alvaro Morata will never close the door on a return to Real Madrid, but he wants to have a “great career” at Chelsea before departing. Spain international striker Morata has made a strong start to life at Chelsea following a reported £70million move from Madrid, scoring eight goals and supplying...

  • November 10, 2017

    Bayern players ´shocked´ by Ancelotti´s line-up for PSG

    Carlo Ancelotti’s team selection for Bayern Munich’s 3-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain left a number of players “shocked”, says Jerome Boateng. Boateng was left out of the matchday squad for the September defeat by Ancelotti, with centre-back Mats Hummels joining Kingsley Coman and experienced wingers Arjen Robben and...

  • November 8, 2017

    Vieri defends Benzema, slams Lineker

    Former Italy international Christian Vieri hit out at Gary Lineker over his criticism of Karim Benzema, defending the struggling Real Madrid striker. Lineker and Benzema have been involved in a war of words with the Madrid man battling for goals this season. The France international has scored just twice in...

  • November 8, 2017

    He´d offer a lot – Suarez backs Barca pursuit of Coutinho

    Luis Suarez is convinced Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho will offer “a lot” to Barcelona should the Catalan giants make another attempt to sign him. The Brazilian attacking midfielder was the subject of significant interest from Barca in the last transfer window, with Coutinho identified as one of several candidates to replace...

  • November 8, 2017

    VAR to be used in England v Germany

    England’s friendly clash with Germany at Wembley on Friday will see a video assistant referee (VAR) used in an official match in the United Kingdom. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) agreed to a two-year test of VAR in 2016, making goals, penalties, straight red cards and mistaken identity cases...

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