Thursday, May 31, 2018

Granit Xhaka's World Cup Participation in Doubt After Being Taken to Hospital With Knee Injury

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Granit Xhaka's World Cup Participation in Doubt After Being Taken to Hospital With Knee Injury
​Granit Xhaka's place at the 2018 World Cup has been thrown into doubt after he suffered a knee injury in training for Switzerland on Thursday. Swiss news outlet ​RTS broke the story that the ​Arsenal midfielder suffered the injury to his left knee from a collision with teammate Valon Behrami during a rain-soaked training session in Lugano. Xhaka suffered injury during training today. Reports in Switzerland that he has been taken to hospital. pic.twitter.com/JLABNHDKNc — James Benge...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Xabi Alonso will coach a Real Madrid youth team

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Xabi Alonso will coach a Real Madrid youth team
Xabi Alonso will coach a Real Madrid youth team

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Firmino arrives early for Brazil training in London

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Firmino arrives early for Brazil training in London
Firmino arrives early for Brazil training in London

LONDON — Striker Roberto Firmino has decided to join Brazil’s squad earlier in London for pre-World Cup training, in a sign he is keen to challenge Gabriel Jesus for a place in the team’s starting lineup. The Liverpool player arrived at Tottenham’s training center late on Monday and took fitness tests on Tuesday. “I had […]

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Transfer news - live updates: Liverpool chase second signing, Gareth Bale to Manchester United plus Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and more

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Transfer news - live updates: Liverpool chase second signing, Gareth Bale to Manchester United plus Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and more
Transfer news - live updates: Liverpool chase second signing, Gareth Bale to Manchester United plus Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and more
All the latest Premier League transfer news plus gossip, rumours and deals

Monday, May 28, 2018

Can you name every World Cup Golden Boot winner since 1966?

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Can you name every World Cup Golden Boot winner since 1966?

We all know the World Cup only started in 1966.

The World Cup is almost upon us and so the cheap bunting in pubs being re-used from Euro 92 will be up once again.

What better way to get in the mood for a whole summer of football by testing your knowledge on the top scorers of World Cups of the past.

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It’s all pretty straightforward – name every player who has won the Golden Boot since the 1966 World Cup.

There’s 13 to get and if you back yourself as a true World Cup enthusiast, you should have no problem remembering these names.

You’ve got five minutes… crack on!

Dream Team World Cup has landed!

The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.

That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.

Dream Team World Cup

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The game officially launches on June 1but you can pre-register for the game now.

If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:

Download the Dream Team app Create an account Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions

From Russia with a whole lot of love.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Liverpool Fans Hail Star's Impressive Performance Despite Champions League Final Defeat

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Liverpool Fans Hail Star's Impressive Performance Despite Champions League Final Defeat
​As ​Liverpool, just like so many before them, were defeated by ​Real Madrid in the ​Champions League final, fans were full of praise for the majority of their squad. With Liverpool's star player Mohamed Salah taken off in the first half as a result of a shoulder injury, fans were looking for other players to step up and not let their performance drop. Liverpool had an enormous task ahead of them, with Real Madrid hunting down their third consecutive Champions League trophy, and their 13th...

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Wonder-goal, gaffes, injuries as Madrid seals Champions League 3-peat

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Wonder-goal, gaffes, injuries as Madrid seals Champions League 3-peat
Wonder-goal, gaffes, injuries as Madrid seals Champions League 3-peat

KIEV, Ukraine — With his back to goal but eyes on the incoming cross, Gareth Bale connected with the ball while leaping in the air and sent a scissor-kick arcing into the top of the net. Fusing athleticism and technique, it was a mesmerizing sight to behold from the Real Madrid forward. Rarely has there […]

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Platini vows to return to football after Swiss justice move

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Platini vows to return to football after Swiss justice move
No criminal case was ever opened against Mr Platini.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Spanish Report Claims Mauricio Pochettino's New Spurs Contract Contains Concerning Exit Clause

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Spanish Report Claims Mauricio Pochettino's New Spurs Contract Contains Concerning Exit Clause
Tottenham could face losing Mauricio Pochettino earlier than the end of his new five-year contract thanks to a clause reportedly embedded in it.  A report from Spanish outlet Marca claims that a clause exists within Pochettino's new contract that states if Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain come calling for the Argentine then he will be allowed to leave. The report also claims that Pochettino is desperate to manage Real at some point during his career. This will worry some Tottenham fans, who...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Crystal Palace Star Midfielder Waiting for Marseille Offer as Eagles Contract Talks Continue

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Crystal Palace Star Midfielder Waiting for Marseille Offer as Eagles Contract Talks Continue
​Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye is ​awaiting a contract offer from Europa League runners-up Marseille, according to reports. The Frenchman is out of contract with the Eagles next month, and despite talks taking place with a view to extending his three-year stay at Selhurst Park, the former Newcastle United man is reportedly keen on a move back to his home country, following spells with Lille and Paris Saint-Germain, as reported by ​NewsShopper. Cabaye made 32 appearances for Roy...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan ready to embrace new tactical ideas from Unai Emery

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Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan ready to embrace new tactical ideas from Unai Emery
Spaniard Emery has succeeded Arsene Wenger.

Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain’s unflattering plaque

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Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain’s unflattering plaque
Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain's unflattering plaque

SAN FRANCISCO — A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco said Tuesday it will redo the plaque, which was unveiled a day earlier and quickly panned by […]

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kane named England’s World Cup captain

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Kane named England’s World Cup captain
Kane named England's World Cup captain

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be England’s captain at the World Cup in Russia, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. Manager Gareth Southgate has shared the leadership role around since taking over as manager in 2016 but has now settled on Kane for the tournament, which begins next month. The 24-year-old, who has scored 12 […]

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Kaya goes home, gifts Ilonggos with victory

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Kaya goes home, gifts Ilonggos with victory

Senegalese striker Robert Lopez Mendy bagged a hat trick as Kaya FC Iloilo came up with a memorable home debut by drubbing Davao Aguilas, 4-2, on Sunday night to zoom to top spot in the Philippines Football League at Iloilo Sports Complex.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

World Cup draw 2018: Group-by-group guide as England face Belgium, Tunisia and Panama

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World Cup draw 2018: Group-by-group guide as England face Belgium, Tunisia and Panama
World Cup draw 2018: Group-by-group guide as England face Belgium, Tunisia and Panama
Spain will meet Portugal in a mouth-watering opener to Group B, France take on Australia and Denmark, Brazil and Germany have kind draws on paper while the hosts Russia face Uruguay

Chelsea need investment insists goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

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Chelsea need investment insists goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
The Blues finished the 2017-18 season in fifth place.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Atletico to pay homage to Fernando Torres on their shirt

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Atletico to pay homage to Fernando Torres on their shirt
Atletico to pay homage to Fernando Torres on their shirt

Friday, May 18, 2018

No stone unturned

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No stone unturned

The Philippine Azkals will leave no stone unturned in preparing for two major tournaments in the next eight months.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Rashford has to ‘focus his mind on learning and improving’ – Cole

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Rashford has to ‘focus his mind on learning and improving’ – Cole
Rashford has only scored four times for Manchester United since December 10.

Manchester United Hold Informal Talks Over Possible Summer Move for Chelsea Midfielder Willian

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Manchester United Hold Informal Talks Over Possible Summer Move for Chelsea Midfielder Willian
​​Manchester United have taken their first steps towards the signing of Chelsea midfielder Willian, holding informal talks with the Brazilian's representatives. The summer transfer window opens on Thursday and the ​Manchester Evening News claim that United are already lining up their first transfer target as they seek to capitalise on the current situation at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea missed out on a place in next season's Champions League after finishing fifth in the Premier League and with...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ceres punches ticket to AFC Cup Asean zone final anew

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Ceres punches ticket to AFC Cup Asean zone final anew
Ceres punches ticket to AFC Cup Asean zone final anew

YANGON—Philippines Football League champion Ceres-Negros advanced to the AFC Cup Asean zone finals for the second straight year after beating Yangon United, 6-5, on aggregate last Wednesday. The Busmen reached the finals despite losing the second leg to the Myanmar League side, 2-3, in an ill-tempered affair where both teams finished the match with 10 […]

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Messi's 15 pearls of wisdom: Roma, another Champions League final for Real, leaving Barca...

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Messi's 15 pearls of wisdom: Roma, another Champions League final for Real, leaving Barca...
Messi's 15 pearls of wisdom: Roma, another Champions League final for Real, leaving Barca...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Do away goals count in Football League play-offs, and do the EFL semi-final matches have penalties or extra time?

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Do away goals count in Football League play-offs, and do the EFL semi-final matches have penalties or extra time?

THE away goals rule has become the most common way of deciding a football match which is tied after two legs.

It was introduced by Uefa in 1965 and has been a feature of tournaments ever since. And below is everything you need to know about a rule that changed football.

Ryan Sessegnon's Fulham are taking on DerbyRyan Sessegnon’s Fulham are taking on DerbyGetty Images - Getty What is the away goals rule?

The away goals rule is the most commonly used way of deciding football matches played over two legs.

If the scores are level after 90 minutes at home and 90 minutes away then, rather than go to penalties, the team that scored most goals in the away game goes through.

The idea is to reward away teams who choose to play attacking football.

Do away goals count in the Football League play-offs?

Away goals do not count double in the EFL play-offs.

The Football League did use the rule but chose to abolish it in 1999.

This decision was made after an initiative by then-Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks.

Sheepshanks’ Tractor Boys lost via the rule in 1997 and 1999 despite finishing higher than their opponents in the league on both occasions.

Do away goals really count double?

That expression is supposed to be the law, but it’s really more of a figure of speech.

It simply means that away goals are the first decider for a tied two-leg match.

If anything, it is like an extra half a goal for the team that scored more away from home.

Which competitions use the away goals rule?

The Champions League and the Europa League, as well as all South American competitions, use the away goals rule to decide ties that are level after two legs.

The League Cup uses a modification of the rule in its two-leg semi-finals.

Rather than imposing the rule after 180 minutes, the teams play extra time before away goals come into play.

An example would be the 2014 semi-final between Manchester United and Sunderland.

United lost 2-1 at the Stadium of Light but were 1-0 up at the full time whistle at Old Trafford.

Under UEFA rules that would have meant they won on away goals.

If United had held on throughout extra-time, away goals would have applied and they would have gone through, but instead both teams scored and Sunderland won a penalty shootout.

The Football League play-offs no longer use the away goals rule, as of 1999.

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Is the away goals rule popular?

The rule has survived for 51 years by generally being seen as the fairest way to decide a two-leg match.

But it has prominent critics such as Sir Alex Ferguson and Sepp Blatter, who say it was designed for a different age.

They believe the rule was only appropriate for the longer away trips of decades ago, where games would be played on dreadful pitches and playing at home was a key advantage.

The Uefa version of the rule is also believed, by some, to be unfair because the team that plays away second can get 30 minutes more to score an away goal than the home team if the tie goes to extra-time.

Occasionally, there is even the bizarre scenario of two matches at the same stadium being decided on away goals, for example when AC Milan knocked Inter out of the Champions League in 2003.

The first leg at the San Siro, when AC Milan were technically at home, finished 0-0.

And the second leg finished 1-1 at the same venue, which meant AC qualified.

At home with Gary Lineker: Exclusive interview on Brexit, press regulation and haunting dreams of white coffins

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At home with Gary Lineker: Exclusive interview on Brexit, press regulation and haunting dreams of white coffins
At home with Gary Lineker: Exclusive interview on Brexit, press regulation and haunting dreams of white coffins
Exclusive: At Lineker's London home, he opens up to Jonathan Liew on pain, politics and the press

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Premier League final day LIVE: Arsene Wenger's final Arsenal game Liverpool and Chelsea vie for fourth place

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Premier League final day LIVE: Arsene Wenger's final Arsenal game Liverpool and Chelsea vie for fourth place
Premier League final day LIVE: Arsene Wenger's final Arsenal game Liverpool and Chelsea vie for fourth place
Follow all the action from the final round of fixtures of the season

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Jose Mourinho backs Manchester United assistant Rui Faria to become top manager

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Jose Mourinho backs Manchester United assistant Rui Faria to become top manager
The pair have worked in tandem for 17 years.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Marseille warm up for the Europa League final with a wild draw

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Marseille warm up for the Europa League final with a wild draw
Marseille warm up for the Europa League final with a wild draw

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The chilling accident that wasn't seen at the '6 Hours of Spa' race

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The chilling accident that wasn't seen at the '6 Hours of Spa' race
The chilling accident that wasn't seen at the '6 Hours of Spa' race

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ceres on course for ASEAN zone final after thrilling first leg win

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Ceres on course for ASEAN zone final after thrilling first leg win
Ceres on course for ASEAN zone final after thrilling first leg win

BACOLOD CITY – Spanish striker Bienvenido Maranon bagged a first half brace as Ceres-Negros turned back Yangon United, 4-2, in a thrilling first leg of their AFC Cup Asean zonal semifinal tie last Wednesday night at Panaad Stadium. Maranon scored both goals in the first half, sandwiching Patrick Reichelt’s goal before Yangon striker Sekou Sylla […]

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Swansea 0-1 Southampton: Gabbiadini Strike Puts Saints Close to Safety as Swans Fall Into Trouble

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Swansea 0-1 Southampton: Gabbiadini Strike Puts Saints Close to Safety as Swans Fall Into Trouble
Southampton took a huge step towards Premier League safety as they beat relegation rivals Swansea City 1-0 in a winner takes all game, with the result also seeing West Bromwich Albion inevitably drop to the Championship. Manolo Gabbiadini was the Saints' hero, as he scored the only goal of the game from close range just five minutes after being substituted on. Both clubs knew that a win in this game would put them in a brilliant position going into the final game of the season on Sunday. The...

Monday, May 7, 2018

Football rumours from the media

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Football rumours from the media
Eden Hazard happy at Chelsea? Reports say he’s unlikely to leave for rivals Manchester United.

Barcelona show Liverpool the perfect way to beat Real Madrid and which player they should target

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Barcelona show Liverpool the perfect way to beat Real Madrid and which player they should target

The invincible is season is still on.

Just.

Barcelona held on in El Clasico as they drew 2-2 with Real Madrid after going down to 10 men in the first half.

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Cristiano Ronaldo got his customary goal and Gareth Bale scored a beauty to level the score, but both of Barcelona’s goals were thanks to the same weakness we have seen in Real Madrid all season.

Luis Suarez tapped in the first one after Sergi Roberto broke down the right wing and put the ball on a plate for the Uruguayan and Lionel Messi was criminally left in acres of space outside the area to take it past two players and slot home.

Both these goals have one thing in common – the schoolboy positioning and defence of Real’s left-back Marcelo.

“I’ve basically given you two goals, what more do you want?”Getty Images - Getty

When the inquest to El Clasico inevitably comes this week, it will be no surprise to see the blame for both Barca goals landing at the feet of the Brazilian.

Yes, he may have the best trap skills in Europe, but this isn’t the first game this season he has been caught horrendously out of position.

And it is great news for Liverpool ahead of the Champions League final at the end of May.

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Barcelona showed Jurgen Klopp and his team exactly how to exploit Madrid’s biggest weakness and if you put Mo Salah in Messi’s position and replace Luis Suarez with Roberto Firmino, it could have equally devastating effects.

Marcelo starts of relatively near Roberto on the right wing, before allowing the Barca man all the space in the world to run into the Madrid half with the ball.

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What happens next is defending you wouldn’t expect to see in El Conference let alone El Clasico.

Marcelo barely even sprints to make up for his earlier mistake and Roberto has the freedom of the Nou Camp to pick out Suarez arriving at the back post to open the scoring.

Like I said, Salah down the right wing, to Firmino = 1-0 Liverpool.

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With Cristiano Ronaldo dragging his side back into the game, Marcelo wouldn’t let his team down so badly again… would he?

Especially not if Messi was the player he was leaving in acres of space this time?

You all know what happens next.

Marcelo sees Suarez and Raphael Varane battling for the ball and decides to hold his position around the halfway line, despite Messi being one-on-one with Sergio Ramos in the middle.

Seeing Varane almost get the ball Marcelo completely stops moving thinking a break might be on, unnecessary when you are level on the score against 10 men.

Unfotunately Suarez bullies Varane off the ball and bears down on goal with Messi in tow.

At this stage Marcelo is so far out of position that he is barely even in the picture before Suarez slots Messi in.

The Brazilian has inexplicably allowed his man to have acres of space in a dangerous position for the second time in one game.

Zinedine Zidane will need drill some defensive lessons into Marcelo before he lines up against Salah and co.

No matter how good the Real attack can be, if Marcelo leaves this kind of space against Liverpool there is no doubt that their magical front three will exploit it time and time again.

Jurgen Klopp must be praying the Brazilian starts in Kiev.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wenger sends support to Ferguson as former United boss remains in intensive care

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Wenger sends support to Ferguson as former United boss remains in intensive care
Managers offered messages of goodwill to the former Manchester United boss.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Watford Midfielder Seems to Suggest He's Leaving Vicarage Road Following Message to Fans on Twitter

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Watford Midfielder Seems to Suggest He's Leaving Vicarage Road Following Message to Fans on Twitter
Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has possibly hinted at an exit, given a pair of tweets he posted on Saturday morning. The 25-year-old is contracted to the Hornets until 2020, but he has emerged as a target for Premier League big boys Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal and is believed to have played his last season with the side, having joined in 2016. Today is the last game at home of the season. Our place in Premier League stays uncertain until it’s done, but I’m confident Watford will be...

Friday, May 4, 2018

League of Ireland wrap: Waterford see off Dundalk; St Pat's earn derby win

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League of Ireland wrap: Waterford see off Dundalk; St Pat's earn derby win
League of Ireland wrap: Waterford see off Dundalk; St Pat's earn derby win
Waterford defeated Dundalk this evening to claim a share of top spot in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

Sean Walsh elected chairperson of Kingdom's Ladies Football Board

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Sean Walsh elected chairperson of Kingdom's Ladies Football Board
Sean Walsh elected chairperson of Kingdom's Ladies Football Board
Former Kerry and Munster council chairman Sean Walsh has been elected as chairperson of the Kingdom's Ladies Football Board.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

LeBron James's Little Known Investment in Liverpool Paying Off in Big Way As Reds Reach UCL Final

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LeBron James's Little Known Investment in Liverpool Paying Off in Big Way As Reds Reach UCL Final
​Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has seen his investment in Liverpool FC skyrocket, having purchased a 2% stake in the Merseyside club seven years ago, according to reports. The three-time NBA champion put up around $6.5m when he acquired the minority share in the club back in 2011, when his firm LRMR agreed a joint venture with Fenway Sports.  James invested around $6.5m at the time, but given how the club's value has gone up - particularly since they're now headed to the Champions...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Roma's Alisson Admits Interest From Champions League Finalists Liverpool Makes Him 'Happy'

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Roma's Alisson Admits Interest From Champions League Finalists Liverpool Makes Him 'Happy'
AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson has admitted that he's flattered by interest from Premier League side Liverpool, but claims to only be thinking about the present in regards to his football. He's been the success story of Roma's season so far. The Brazilian shot stopper will be expecting to play a prominent role in his nation's World Cup campaign, and has been linked with moves to Europe's top clubs - Liverpool being the latest. But that interest doesn't seem to matter too much to at the moment for...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Kroos: Perhaps Real Madrid weren't the best team, but we were more effective

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Kroos: Perhaps Real Madrid weren't the best team, but we were more effective
Kroos: Perhaps Real Madrid weren't the best team, but we were more effective

Thomas Muller Urging the Officials to Step Up for Real Madrid Clash After What Happened Last Year

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Thomas Muller Urging the Officials to Step Up for Real Madrid Clash After What Happened Last Year
​Thomas Muller has attempted to rile up Real Madrid with his comments in a press conference, ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg. Muller’s side Bayern Munich trail Los Blancos 2-1 from the first leg and now face a difficult task at the Santiago Bernabeu. Muller was referring to the contentious fixture between the two sides in this competition last year, where Madrid benefited from some suspect officiating. ​Bayern entered the fixture with the same deficit from the first leg but...