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    La Liga to resume on June 8

La Liga to resume on June 8

Pedro Sanchez, Spain's prime minister, has given the La Liga go ahead to resume the league on June 8, after three months of shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 Spanish league season has been suspended since March 12 when a state of emergency was declared in the country. But on Saturday, Sanchez gave the green light for football to return in [...]

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    CAF postpones 2021 AFCON qualifiers indefinitely over coronavirus

CAF postpones 2021 AFCON qualifiers indefinitely over coronavirus

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers until further notice due to coronavirus outbreak. The decision was reached during an emergency meeting of CAF executives on Friday. The confederation said the decision was aimed to protect the health and safety of stakeholders including players, sponsors, match officials and broadcasters. The matches were earlier scheduled to [...]

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    Etebo, Super Eagles midfielder, joins Getafe on loan

Etebo, Super Eagles midfielder, joins Getafe on loan

Oghenekaro Etebo, Super Eagles midfielder, has joined Getafe FC, La Liga side, on loan for the rest of the 2019/20 season. Etebo, who has struggled for regular playing time at Stoke City, joined Los Azulones with an option to sign  permanently, according to a statement on Getafe's website. The powerful midfielder was a prominent member of "The Potters" squad under former manager Nathan [...]

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    Hazard completes record £150m move to Real Madrid

Hazard completes record £150m move to Real Madrid

Eden Hazard is the "most expensive 28-year old signing" in the history of football, after he completed a £150million move to Real Madrid. Hazard signed a five-year contract at the Bernabeu, subject to medical test. While his transfer fee is estimated at €100 million, BBC reports that the fee could rise to a club record of over £150million. He will be officially [...]

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    Solari named permanent Real Madrid coach

Solari named permanent Real Madrid coach

Real Madrid have announced the appointment of their team B coach, Santiago Solari on a permanent basis. The Spanish club made the announcement in a short statement posted on their website last night, with Solari handed a three-year contract. "The board of directors of Real Madrid C.F., which met today, 13 November 2018, has agreed to appoint Santiago Solari as first-team coach until [...]

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    Real Madrid sack Lopetegui as Solaris takes over

Real Madrid sack Lopetegui as Solaris takes over

Julen Lopetegui has been sacked by Real Madrid, less than two days after Barcelona defeated the club in the first El Clasico of the season. Lopetegui moved to Real in the summer after quitting Spain days before their World Cup campaign began. The coach has seen his team struggle through an inconsistent start to the season and the club currently sits ninth [...]

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    No Messi but Barca annihilate Real Madrid through Suarez hat-trick

No Messi but Barca annihilate Real Madrid through Suarez hat-trick

A Barcelona team bereft of Lionel Messi annihilated La Liga arch-rival Real Madrid 5-1 in the first El Clasico of the season. Barcelona had a brighter start in the first El Clasico without either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo for over a decade - and they duly took the lead through the ex-Liverpool man. A sweeping move down the left saw Jordi [...]

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    Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Brazil legend, Ronaldo Nazario Luis de Lima, has bought La Liga club Real Valladolid following the completion of his €30m (£27m) takeover. The former Real Madrid star now owns 51 percent of the club. He was unveiled in the town's city hall alongside president Carlos Suarez and city mayor Oscar Puente on Monday. According to El Larguero, Valladolid are in debt to the [...]

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    ‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

‘Guardiola is fantastic — but CANNOT repeat Barcelona success at Man City’

Toni Alvarez, a La Liga coach instructor, says it will be "difficult" for Pep Guardiola to repeat his Barcelona days achievements in Manchester City. Alvarez, a Uefa pro-license coach, believes it will be a tall order for any manager to put together a team like the Barcelona side that Guardiola tutored to multiple success. "I don't think he can reach that level of [...]

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    Isaac Success joins Malaga on loan

Isaac Success joins Malaga on loan

Watford FC winger Isaac Success has joined Málaga CF on loan until the end of the season. Watford made the announcement on its official website on Wednesday. The Nigerian forward, who arrived Watford on July 1, 2016 for a club record fee of £12.5 million, has scored only one goal for the club. Success has made only one appearance this season owing to [...]

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Catalan Referendum: Barcelona may play in EPL, says Spain sport minister

The political intrigues in Spain may see Spanish giants Barcelona relocating from Spain to play it's games in neighbouring countries like Italy, France or England. Should the city of Catalonia become legally Independent from Spain, the dynamics of its location automatically changes. Catalonia minister of sports Gerard Figueras confirmed this to goal.com while Spanish prime minister Mariano stated that the referendum Catalonia desires [...]

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    La Liga calls for probe of Man City’s summer spending

La Liga calls for probe of Man City’s summer spending

La Liga, Spain's football league, has asked Uefa to investigate Manchester City's summer of heavy spending in the transfer market. According to Sky Sports, the Spanish league says the club’s financial power "distorts European competitions" and “is irreparably harming the football industry". Javier Tebas, La Liga president, was said to have also urged Uefa to investigate whether Paris Saint-Germain breached Financial Fair Play rules. In [...]

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    Finally, Neymar joins ‘ambitious’ PSG for world record £199m

Finally, Neymar joins ‘ambitious’ PSG for world record £199m

Paris Saint Germain have completed a world record £199 million signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar from Barcelona. The French champions were able to seal the deal after paying the humongous release clause, which was more than double the previous transfer world record. Neymar has been offered a basic salary of £26.8m (€30m) per year after tax, which is around £515,000 weekly. "Since I [...]

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    Real Madrid pip Barcelona to La Liga title

Real Madrid pip Barcelona to La Liga title

Real Madrid defeated Malaga 2-0 to emerge champions of the Spanish La Liga. Zinedine Zidane, a Galactico in charge of the Galacticos, took the title back to the Spanish capital after five years. Although Barcelona defeated Eibar 4-2 at Nou Camp, Real held their composure to register one last win for a hard-fought title. As early as the second minute, Cristiano Ronaldo made [...]

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Lionel Messi nets 92nd minute El Clasico clincher for Blaugrana

Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal in the 92nd minute goal to defeat Real Madrid in the El Classico at the Bernabeu on Sunday night. The win by the Blaugrana has kept the the title hope alive with an injury-time winner by Messi. Casemiro gave Madrid the lead but it was Lionel Messi who delivered the visitors' equaliser before the break. Marcelo’s [...]

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    Bale: If you play well for 45 minutes, you won’t win a match in the EPL

Bale: If you play well for 45 minutes, you won’t win a match in the EPL

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says teams in the English Premier League have to play at a high level for 90 minutes to win games as opposed to their counterparts in the Spanish La Liga. "Every game in the Premier League, you have to be at 100 per cent for 90 minutes or you will lose," the player who transferred from [...]

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