Tag: football

Cazorla hoping for Arsenal Europa League reunion

Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla is hoping to face his former side Arsenal in the Europa League semi-finals. The Spaniard left Emirates Stadium at the end of last season after an injury-hit six-year stint in London and returned for a third spell at Estadio de la Ceramica. Villarreal take on LaLiga

Sane the best in the world out wide, says Manchester City boss Guardiola

Leroy Sane might not be the most versatile player in the Manchester City squad but Pep Guardiola believes he is the best out-and-out winger in world football. Sane came off the bench against his former club Schalke on Wednesday, firing home a sensational 30-yard free-kick to inspire a 3-2 comeback

Guardiola insists Manchester City did not disrespect UEFA VAR summit

Pep Guardiola has rejected suggestions by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin that he disrespected European football’s governing body by not attending this week’s VAR summit. Video assistants will be used to help officiate on contentious decisions during the last-16 ties in the Champions League. At a summit in Frankfurt on Monday, only head

Transfer gossip: Pulisic and Arnautović to Chelsea? Navas to Arsenal?

We’ve got another red hot batch of transfer gossip for you and who knows? We might even see a completed deal or two on Wednesday. Real talk Spanish outlet Sport claim Arsenal have made a €15m for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Roma are also said to be interested in

Premier League: Brexit should not be used to weaken squads

 Premier League has strongly rejected a proposal that the number of foreign players playing in England’s top flight should be reduced. The FA is reportedly keen to reduce the quota of foreign players playing in English football but the Premier League rejected the suggestion. The United Kingdom is in the

Van der Saar rules himself out of running for Man Utd director

Amid rumors that Edwin Van der Saar could be Manchester United’s new director of football, the former goalkeeper has ruled himself out of any such role. He is currently the general director at Ajax. In fact, the Dutchman described reports linking him to the job as “nonsense” and said his

Carolyn Radford: Football is ‘full of dinosaurs’ says Mansfield chief executive

Football is “full of dinosaurs” says Mansfield Town chief Carolyn Radford, who claims she is patronised by other clubs’ executives “all the time”. The 36-year-old, who has run the League Two club since 2011, was one of only seven female chief executives across the Premier League and EFL last season.

Croatia hero Subasic retires from international football

Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic has followed Mario Mandzukic and Vedran Corluka into international retirement after a nine-year Croatia career. The 33-year-old revealed his mind was made up prior to a string of impressive performances at the World Cup in Russia. Vital saves in shootout wins over Denmark and Russia helped

Mesut Ozil: Reaction in Germany – criticism from some, sympathy from others

Ehrenfeld is a part of Cologne, Germany, renowned for its multi-cultural community. Senol, working behind the till at one newsagents by the train station, represents just that. About half a century ago, his family uprooted from Turkey and came to Germany as guest workers after a labour shortage. Some 60

Usain Bolt may play football trial in Australia

Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is in talks for a trial to play football in Australia, his agent says. The Jamaican former sprinter, 31, is negotiating a six-week stint with the Central Coast Mariners, a team in the country’s A-League competition. Club officials said “if all goes well”, Bolt could

Gareth Southgate, new-look England have changed perceptions, captured the hearts of a nation

Gareth Southgate is now in miracle-worker territory. Not only has he guided England into a World Cup semifinal, becoming only the third manager to do so, he has also made the team likeable again. Two years ago, after Roy Hodgson’s team were beaten by Iceland in the round of 16

England start to believe ‘Football’s Coming Home’ after sweeping past Sweden

Three quick points from Sweden 0-2 England in the World Cup quarterfinals. Three Lions reach historic semifinal Are 52 years of hurt coming to a close? England are two wins away from a stunning World Cup win after reaching their first semifinal since 1990, and this 2-0 victory over Sweden