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Euro 2020: England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold Ruled Out

Euro 2020: England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold Ruled Out

EURO 2020, EUROPE, FIFA, Football, GAMES, Sports, UEFA
Trent Alexander-Arnold limped off in the closing stages of England's 1-0 win on Wednesday after sustaining the injury while clearing the ball. England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss Euro 2020 with a thigh injury suffered in Wednesday's friendly against Austria. Alexander-Arnold limped off in the closing stages of England's 1-0 win after sustaining the injury while clearing the ball. The Liverpool right-back looked emotional as he was helped around the pitch and England manager Gareth Southgate admitted after the game that it was "not a good sign". Alexander-Arnold had a scan on the problem on Thursday and the 22-year-old is expected to be sidelined for six weeks, which will rule him out of the European Championship. "Trent Alexander-Arnold has been ruled out of UEFA E...
Lionel Messi speaks following Argentina’s stalemate with Chile

Lionel Messi speaks following Argentina’s stalemate with Chile

Argentina, FIFA, Football, Sports
Lionel Messi and Argentina played their first competitive match since November 2020, taking on Chile in the rescheduled South American World Cup qualifiers from March. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, as Lionel Messi’s 23rd-minute penalty was cancelled out by former Barcelona man Alexis Sanchez. Messi’s goal saw him climb to second in the charts for most goals scored in the history of South American World Cup qualifiers with 23, two shy of former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez. Following the draw, Messi spoke about what it felt like to play with the national team after so long. “It was a difficult match, as always against Chile. I’m happy with the result beyond the fact that we could not win. The dynamics of the team is good, it was not easy to come back after so much time,” Messi...
A murder the world witnessed: How sport joined the fight for change

A murder the world witnessed: How sport joined the fight for change

ADVOCACY, Boxing, FIFA, Football, Formula 1, GAMES, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Moto GP, Motorsport, Sports, TENNIS
Produced and written by Miriam Walker-Khan | BBC SPORTS n 25 May 2020, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by a man whose job was to protect the public.  The whole world witnessed as video footage of white police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck went viral. Millions around the globe saw a 46-year-old black man brutally restrained for more than nine minutes.  They heard him say more than 20 times that he could not breathe.  They heard him plead for his mother.  They watched as Chauvin kept a knee pressed down on his neck. George Floyd was motionless by the time the ambulance arrived, and an hour later he was pronounced dead.  It wasn’t the first example of police brutality caught on film, but what made this di...
Chelsea now the Kings Of Europe

Chelsea now the Kings Of Europe

AFRICA, Champions league, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, FIFA, Football, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL
The Blues were excellent in an entertaining final at the Estadio do Dragao, thoroughly deserving of a hard-fought 1-0 victory secured courtesy of a cool first-half strike from £71million record signing Kai Havertz that came after a superb, defence-splitting Mason Mount pass. Major trophies in the last 20 seasons:Chelsea 17Manchester city 13Manchester united 13Liverpool 9Arsenal 9No English side has won more trophies than Chelsea since Roman Abramovich took over the club:FA CupPremier LeagueLeague CupEuropa LeagueChampions LeagueIs chelsea the current best club in premier league? The triumph - Chelsea's first in the Champions League since that famous 2012 night in Munich - represents an incredible turnaround from Thomas Tuchel, who has far exceeded expectations since replacing Frank ...
Andrea Pirlo Sacked After One Season At Juventus

Andrea Pirlo Sacked After One Season At Juventus

FIFA, Football, GAMES, ITALIAN SERIE A, Italy, JUVENTUS, Sports
Juventus have sacked coach Andrea Pirlo after a single season in charge Juventus have sacked coach Andrea Pirlo after a single season in charge, the deposed Italian champions announced on Friday. The club released a statement headlined "Good Luck, Andrea Pirlo" after a season in which Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates lost the Serie A title to Inter Milan and were eliminated in the last 16 of the Champions League. "Pirlo has just begun the first steps of what will no doubt become a brilliant career as a coach," Juventus' statement read. "An adventure of transformation, seeking, and often managing, to bring his ideas and his experience as a champion on the pitch from the 'other side' of the fence." The former midfielder, who enjoyed trophy-laden spells as a player at AC Milan a...
Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City could fall victims of this UEFA rule change

Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City could fall victims of this UEFA rule change

FIFA, Football, INTERNATIONAL, PREMIER LEAGUE, Sports, UEFA
A big change could soon be made to European club football as we know it if clubs are willing to put their opinions on the matter of away-goals forward European football governing body UEFA is considering scrapping the away-goals rule for its European competitions, a whopping 56 years after it was first introduced. That is according to a report by The Times. The rule is used in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League when the score of a two-legged knockout clash is level on aggregate after 180 minutes of football being played, with the team that has scored the most away goals over the course of the two legs progressing to the next phase of the competition. However, there is a growing feeling that the rule is outdated, meaning a move to scrap it is poised to be...
Bargain freebie, $131m flop and Man Utd reject: PL’s best and worst signings

Bargain freebie, $131m flop and Man Utd reject: PL’s best and worst signings

FIFA, Football, PREMIER LEAGUE, Sports, TRANSFER, UEFA
The Premier League season is over and clubs are turning towards the transfer window. But how did they fare during the last two windows? Some new arrivals lit up the league and had a game-changing impact, while others have been completely forgotten. We have taken a look at the best and worst signings from the 2020/21 season… BEST Ruben Dias (Manchester City) A few eyebrows were raised when Manchester City splurged more than £60m on another defender to go alongside the similarly priced Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and John Stones. Days before his arrival, City conceded five against Leicester City and the 23-year-old was handed the task to rectify it and fill Vincent Kompany’s large boots. He had a transformative effect akin to Virgil van Dijk’s at Liverpool and for that re...