Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tag "Champions League"

    Suarez makes ‘lifelong dream’ move to Barca

Suarez makes ‘lifelong dream’ move to Barca

Liverpool have confirmed that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with Barcelona.The Reds have agreed a fee with the Catalan giants and the Uruguay international will sign for them after undergoing a medical.Barcelona have confirmed the move and said that Suarez will sign a five-year contract with them and be presented next week. [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 4: Can Eto’o discard ego for national pride?

COUNTDOWN 4: Can Eto’o discard ego for national pride?

If you are looking for one country on its way to Brazil that has packed its bus filled with waning stars and not-so-superstar players who will find a way to disrupt team harmony, you are talking about Cameroon.The former darling of the West African region is filled with trouble-shooters and grudging players, surprisingly led by striker Samuel Eto’o Fils, one [...]

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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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    United owner, Glazer, dies

United owner, Glazer, dies

Manchester United owner, Malcolm Glazer, has died.His death was announced on Wednesday night by his National Football League franchise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Glazer controversially became owner of United in May 2005 and his tenure was an uneasy one, with many fans unhappy at the level of debt his takeover had put on the club, who have largely continued to prosper [...]

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    ‘Super Eagles are still learning,’ say Ogunjobi, Ekpo

‘Super Eagles are still learning,’ say Ogunjobi, Ekpo

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Friday Ekpo, and erstwhile Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Taiwo Ogunjobi, has dismissed the target set for the Super Eagles at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, saying it puts unnecessary pressure on the team.The Super Eagles are going to Brazil as champions of Africa and the expectations of most fans was recently echoed by [...]

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    Real Madrid win La Decima

Real Madrid win La Decima

Real Madrid Football Club have won their 10th UEFA Champions League trophy after a pulsating final at the at the Estadio da Luz, home of Portuguese club, Sporting Lisbon Football Club.Madrid were some two minutes away from losing the trophy to a solitary Diego Godin goal off a mistake by Iker Casillas, but Sergio Ramos rose high in stoppage time to head home [...]

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    Bayern top Dortmund to win double

Bayern top Dortmund to win double

Extra-time goals from Arjen Robben and Thomas Mueller handed Bayern Munich a 2-0 German Cup final victory over rivals Borussia Dortmund to secure a tenth domestic double.Dutchman Robben, who scored the winner against Dortmund in the Champions League final last season, tapped in at the far post in the 107th minute after the country's top two teams slugged it out [...]

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    Atletico Madrid win La Liga in thrilling finale

Atletico Madrid win La Liga in thrilling finale

Atletico Madrid have been crowned La Liga champions, as Diego Godin’s header ensured a 1-1 draw away to Barcelona.Not since 1951 had the League title been decided on the final day of the season by two clubs facing each other. But that was exactly what would happen at Camp Nou, with Atleti knowing that a point would see them become [...]

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    Mikel: Argentina won’t be lucky this time around

Mikel: Argentina won’t be lucky this time around

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi believes Nigeria’s Group F World Cup foe, Argentina will bite the dust when both countries meet in the last group match coming up in June 25 at the Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre.Super Eagles face Argentina, Bosnia and Iran in the first round and Mikel said he’s expecting Nigeria to reach the knock-out stage, as they [...]

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    Charitable in defeat: Will we have more of the new Mou?

Charitable in defeat: Will we have more of the new Mou?

Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid was Jose Mourinho’s fourth semifinal defeat in a row. The Portuguese gaffer holds the record for most Champions League semifinal appearances (eight), but also the record for the most uncharitable in defeat. Mourinho is a bad loser, to say the least. So, it was quite refreshing to hear him say something pleasant about Atletico [...]

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    Guardiola: I made a mistake

Guardiola: I made a mistake

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola feels he is partly to blame for his side’s 4-0 humbling at the hands of Real Madrid in Tuesday's second-leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final encounter.Madrid were leading 1-0 from the first leg, and a brace from both Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo completed the rout, as the Spanish giants blew the Bundesliga champions away with a [...]

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    Ronaldo makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World

Ronaldo makes Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World

Cristiano Ronaldo, the reigning Ballon d’Or winner and one of the most recognisable faces in international sports, has been selected as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.Ronaldo, 29, is one of five athletes to make the list, joining the NBA’s Jason Collins, NFL’s Richard Sherman, tennis player Serena Williams and 17-year-old female golf phenom, Lydia Ko.Writing [...]

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    Platini: No clubs will be thrown out of Europe for breaking FFP rules

Platini: No clubs will be thrown out of Europe for breaking FFP rules

Clubs won't be excluded from next season's UEFA Champions League for breaking Financial Fair Play rules, according to UEFA President, Michel Platini."There will be some tough things... but if you're expecting blood and tears, you'll be disappointed," Platini told French daily, Le Parisien.UEFA will announce the first sanctions early in May, and more serious cases will be judged in June.A [...]

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