Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    CAS overturns AC Milan Euro ban

CAS overturns AC Milan Euro ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, has overturned the european ban handed to AC Milan by European football governing, UEFA, as punishment for breaching the financial fair play rules.According to a document released by the judiciary body, created to settle sports-related disputes, on its website, the Switzerland-based court stated three key points in its ruling which decided in AC [...]

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    Super Eagles can win the World Cup, says George Weah

Super Eagles can win the World Cup, says George Weah

George Weah, Liberia's president, says the Super Eagles of Nigeria have the potential to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Weah said this on Monday while speaking with state house correspondents after being hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari."But I hope that they will prepare very early because they are going to represent Africa and we will be there to watch them, [...]

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    Arsenal to square up with AC Milan in Europa League cracker

Arsenal to square up with AC Milan in Europa League cracker

Arsenal have been drawn against AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League.Arsene Wenger's men will face the seven-time European champions in the first away game in Italy.Both sides last met in an European competition in the 2011/12 Champions League, with Milan winning 4-0 at San Siro before Arsenal won 3-0 at the Emirates.The full list of the [...]

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    Berlusconi close to selling AC Milan to Chinese investors

Berlusconi close to selling AC Milan to Chinese investors

Italian tycoon and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is close to selling soccer club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium in a deal that could see the Serie A team listed in China."Milan is to all extents and purposes on a path towards China," Berlusconi said on Tuesday, leaving a Milan hospital after heart surgery.Fininvest, the Berlusconi family holding company [...]

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    Kevin-Prince Boateng suspended by Schalke

Kevin-Prince Boateng suspended by Schalke

Former Black Stars of Ghana midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng, and teammate Sidney Sam has been suspended indefinitely by Schalke 04 following Sunday's 2-0 loss at Cologne in the Bundesliga.Boateng, 28, played 59 minutes of the match while Germany winger Sam, 27, was absent.The club, managed by former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo, blamed a “lack of mutual trust” and told [...]

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    Derby of mediocrity: What is wrong in the city of Milan?

Derby of mediocrity: What is wrong in the city of Milan?

Watching Derby della Madonnina, the Milan derby between Internazionale Milan and AC Milan, a friend yelled out “Boring!!” and he couldn’t have been wrong for over 70 minutes for good measure.To summarise the game in a sentence: no goal was scored and the first gilt-edged opportunity was recorded after 70 minutes. This does not inspire fans to leave their homes [...]

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    Italians need the Juventus model and other UCL talking points

Italians need the Juventus model and other UCL talking points

Another mid-week, another round of UEFA Champions League (UCL) fixtures to keep us busy.Football fans can barely get their minds off Europe’s elite competition these days, thanks to the extension of fixtures over four weeks instead of a fortnight break. Atletico got beaten in Germany by Bayer Leverkusen, a sumptuous goal by Hakan Calhanoglu settling the affair. Barcelona flexed their [...]

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    Sacchi: ‘How could I be racist?’

Sacchi: ‘How could I be racist?’

Former AC Milan coach, Arrigo Sacchi, has denied been a racist after criticising the number of black players in Italian youth teams.The 68-year-old, who guided AC Milan to back-to-back European Cups in 1989 and 1990 and the Serie A title in 1988 was quoted to have said that “there are too many black players, even in the youth teams”, following [...]

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    Oliseh: Tavecchio’s appointment ‘a dark day for football’

Oliseh: Tavecchio’s appointment ‘a dark day for football’

Carlo Tavecchio of the "banana eaters’" fame has been appointed Italian Football Federation president and former Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, is unhappy.According to Oliseh, the development represents a "dark day for football".Tavecchio caused a stir during his election campaign after making a racist comment about some players being "banana eaters". The 71-year-old has since apologised for his remark, but [...]

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    African players are ‘banana eaters’, says Italian FA boss

African players are ‘banana eaters’, says Italian FA boss

Italian football loves scapegoat – someone to heap all the blame on after a disastrous outing in a major competition.After failing to navigate the first round of Brazil 2014 World Cup, the senior players in the team led by Gianluigi Buffon blamed the junior players, particularly Mario Balotelli, for not showing enough hunger against Costa Rica and Uruguay – games [...]

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    Cote d’Ivoire record Africa’s first win at World Cup

Cote d’Ivoire record Africa’s first win at World Cup

Ivory Coast left captain Didier Drogba out of the starting line-up but it was his arrival off the bench after an hour that coincided with the their breakthrough in front of goal.Headers by Wilfried Bony and Gervinho just 98 seconds apart took Ivory Coast to a winning start at the World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Japan in Recife.Keisuke Honda [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 9: Japan’s hopes rest on Honda and Kagawa

COUNTDOWN 9: Japan’s hopes rest on Honda and Kagawa

Coming to Brazil this summer, Japan can count on their two biggest stars, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa to inspire their country to a respectable achievement in a World Cup where the European and American super powers flex their superior muscles.While Honda is the team’s obvious leader, Kagawa is the poster boy, courtesy of his transfer to European giants, [...]

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    Keshi: Snubbed Mba ‘did not show the hunger’

Keshi: Snubbed Mba ‘did not show the hunger’

Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Mba, was left out of the team to the World Cup because he lacked "hunger and fight", Coach Stephen keshi has revealed.The CA Bastia forward, who scored the lone goal in Nigeria’s win against Burkina Faso at the last Africa Cup of Nations, has said he is "gutted" to have been excluded from the team.Mba, who was late in [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 16: Ageing Pirlo seeking repeat of Germany 2006 feat

COUNTDOWN 16: Ageing Pirlo seeking repeat of Germany 2006 feat

Going into major international competitions, the mantle of leadership and inspiration of any Italian national team are handed to veterans. Therefore, it is no news that the focus is once again on veteran midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, to deliver the goods in Brazil.Do not get me wrong, the Azzurris are filled with some exciting players: they have the enigmatic duo of [...]

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    Why Madrid’s La Decima dream will not happen on Saturday

Why Madrid’s La Decima dream will not happen on Saturday

Real Madrid will not win their much-coveted tenth UEFA Champions League trophy because they knocked out the title holders.If statistics from previous games in the competition are to be believed, Real Madrid’s 5-0 aggregate score line win over last season’s winner, Bayern Munich will be their undoing.The 2013-14 UEFA Champions League is the 59th season of Europe’s premier club football [...]

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    Lis-BURN! Real, Atletico set Portugal on fire

Lis-BURN! Real, Atletico set Portugal on fire

The last and arguably most prestigious trophy in European competition is up for grabs, as Real Madrid play Atletico Madrid – their nearest but far-from-dearest rival – in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final at the Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal.In a special preview of the game, TheCable spoke to Mutiu Adepoju (from his base in Spain) and Dimeji Lawal – [...]

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