Saturday February 24 2018

Archive for Sport

  • 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...

  • November 8, 2017

    Suarez: I´ll be back in spectacular fashion

    Barcelona star Luis Suarez vowed to return from the international break in “spectacular” condition as he looks for form. Suarez, 30, has been troubled by a knee injury this season, his performances – which have yielded just three goals in 14 games in all competitions – questioned and criticised. But...

  • November 8, 2017

    Everyone wants to beat Germany says Joachim Low

    Germany coach Joachim Low warned his team they would be the hunted at the 2018 World Cup, while he highlighted the improvement of other nations. Low led Germany to success in Brazil in 2014 – their fourth world title – and their maiden Confederations Cup crown earlier this year. While...

  • November 7, 2017

    I´m happy, most importantly – Van Dijk is over failed Liverpool move

    Virgil van Dijk insists he is “happy” and “giving 100 per cent” at Southampton, despite seeing a proposed move to Liverpool fall through in pre-season. The Netherlands international was at the centre of a protracted transfer saga as Liverpool made no secret of their desire to sign him. The Reds were forced into an apology...

  • November 7, 2017

    Pepe criticises unenthusiastic Real Madrid fans

    Former Real Madrid defender Pepe described the LaLiga club’s fans as unenthusiastic, rubbishing the atmosphere at the Santiago Bernabeu compared to his new home in Turkey. Besiktas veteran Pepe enjoyed a trophy-laden career in the Spanish capital, helping Madrid to three LaLiga titles, as many Champions League crows and two...

  • November 7, 2017

    West Ham appoint Moyes to succeed sacked Bilic

    West Ham have appointed David Moyes as their new manager after sacking Slaven Bilic on Monday. Bilic had been under pressure for a while following an underwhelming start to the season, having received significant backing in the transfer market. The Croatian’s final game in charge was Saturday’s 4-1 hammering by Liverpool, a...

  • November 7, 2017

    Christensen proves merit of Chelsea loan system, says Emenalo

    Former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo said defender Andreas Christensen is a prime example that the club’s loan system works. Danish centre-back Christensen is back at Chelsea and in the first team after spending two years on loan with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. The 21-year-old, who moved to Stamford Bridge...

  • November 7, 2017

    Nainggolan refuses to discuss Roma´s Serie A chances

    Star midfielder Radja Nainggolan refused to discuss Roma’s chances of winning the Scudetto, calling on his team to remain focused. Without Serie A glory since 2000-01, Roma find themselves fifth in the table and five points adrift of leaders Napoli after 11 games. Eusebio Di Francesco’s Roma – with nine...

  • November 7, 2017

    Desailly calls for patience at Milan amid growing pressure on Montella

    Marcel Desailly said under-fire head coach Vincenzo Montella is not entirely to blame for AC Milan’s struggles, pointing to the club’s owners as he called for patience at San Siro. Montella is in a precarious position, with Milan unable to live up to the hype following a busy and expensive...

  • November 6, 2017

    Salah exceeding Klopp´s expectations

    Jurgen Klopp knew Mohamed Salah would make a positive impact at Liverpool but the Egypt international has exceeded expectations. Salah swapped Rome for Anfield in July after the Reds agreed a €42million deal with the Giallorossi, the 25-year-old embarking on his second spell in the Premier League – having had...

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