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Mesut Ozil signs for Fenerbahce as his seven-and-a-half years at Arsenal finally ends

Mesut Ozil has officially confirmed his move to Fenerbahce, bringing to an end his topsy-turvy seven-and-a-half year stay at Arsenal. The 32-year-old, who had not featured for Arsenal since March 7, joins the Turkish club on a free transfer after his £350,000-a-week Gunners contract was terminated. While the news has not yet been officially announced, Ozil has now spoken out ...

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Asisat Oshoala shocked over step-mother’s sudden death

Super Falcons and Barcelona star, Asisat Oshoala, is presently grieving following the death of her step-mother.   Oshoala, in an Instagram post late Sunday night, said she still finds it difficult to accept her step-mother is dead. “Sometimes, life just hit us hard in places we can’t respond #StepMomLikeNoOther’” the reigning Africa Women Footballer of the year wrote on her ...

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Lionel Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career

  Star striker Lionel Messi was handed his first-ever red card of his Barcelona career during their 2-3 defeat against Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup final. The incident happened in extra time of Sunday’s game when Messi was handed the red card for violent conduct against Athletic forward Asier Villalibre, reports goal.com. It was the first red card ...

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Oldest pro footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura who was playing when Messi was born signs new contract

The world’s oldest professional footballer has signed a new contract with Yokohoma FC. Kazuyoshi Miura, dubbed ‘King Kazu’ in Japan, celebrates his 54th birthday on February 26 – a day before the new J-League campaign gets underway. And he will mark that milestone by preparing for his 36th season as a player after penning a 12-month extension. Miura said: “Last ...

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Juventus defender De Ligt tests positive for Covid-19

  Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian club have confirmed. The Netherlands international played the full 90 minutes of Juventus’ 3-1 win at leaders AC Milan on Wednesday but will now begin a period of self-isolation. “Juventus Football Club announces that, during the checks provided for by the protocol in force, Matthijs De Ligt has emerged positive with Covid-19,” ...

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Man Utd complete £37m deal to sign Atalanta wonderkid Diallo

  Manchester United have finalised the signing of Amad Diallo from Atalanta having completed the correct paperwork. The Red Devils agreed to a fee for the winger, which could rise to £37 million ($50m) with add-ons, back in October on the final day of the summer transfer window, but the deal remained subject to securing a work permit and personal terms. United obtained Diallo’s Governing Body Exemption ...

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Footballer Victor Osimhen tests positive for Covid-19

Hopes of having Victor Osimhen back in action this weekend after a long injury layoff has been dashed following news that the striker has returned positive for coronavirus Napoli confirmed Osimhen’s positive status via a statement on their official page on Friday evening. According to a report on Goal, Osimhen returned to Naples on Thursday having been away to Lagos ...

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Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa: Lampard’s limp Blues drop points yet again

Chelsea dropped points for the fourth time in five Premier League games as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Aston Villa in their final match of 2020. Frank Lampard will have been hoping for a response to their woeful 3-1 defeat to Arsenal and dropped big-money signing Timo Werner amid a goal drought, but the Blues were no more fluent against Dean Smith’s ...

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Messi reveals two clubs he can never play for

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has vowed never to play for Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid. Messi almost forced his way out of the Nou Camp last summer and his current deal expires in six months. This has led to more speculation about the 33-year-old’s next move in his career. With negotiations over a new contract yet to begin, Messi has ...

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Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea: Jorginho penalty miss helps Arteta clinch vital win

  Arsenal survived a late scare to end their winless run in the Premier League as Mikel Arteta’s much-maligned side claimed a thoroughly deserved 3-1 victory over Chelsea. The Gunners headed into the Boxing Day clash at Emirates Stadium having lost five of their last seven Premier League matches, yet were worthy winners against Frank Lampard’s hapless team to mark the one-year ...

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Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United: Vardy ends Red Devils’ away winning streak

Manchester United’s 10-game winning streak away from home in the Premier League came to an end as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Leicester City on Saturday. United looked like they would equal Chelsea and Manchester City’s record of 11 consecutive victories when Bruno Fernandes put them ahead 11 minutes from time after Harvey Barnes had earlier cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s opener. Jamie ...

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Manchester City duo Jesus and Walker test positive for coronavirus

  Manchester City revealed on Christmas Day that Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and another two members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus. Striker Jesus scored an early opening goal in the 4-1 Carabao Cup quarter-final win at Arsenal on Tuesday, while defender Walker made a substitute appearance as Manchester City continued their dominance in the competition they have won in three consecutive seasons and in ...

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Budweiser sends a bottle of beer to every goal keeper who has conceded a goal from Lionel Messi

After 20 years, one club, 644 goals, the most goals scored for one club, Budweiser has personalised bottles for the 160 goalkeepers Messi scored against. Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon are some of the goaltenders that got bottles. The record-breaking 644th goal was Messi’s 65th-minute strike against Valladolid in his 749th outing for Barcelona. ...

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FIFA cancels all 2021 World Cups

FIFA has cancelled the U-17 and U-20 World Cups that were to hold in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U-17 World Cup was scheduled to take place in Peru and the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia. FIFA, in a statement has confirmed both countries will now host the respective competitions in 2023. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present ...

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Tuchel sacked by PSG just hours after comprehensive win over Strasbourg

  Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain just hours after their comprehensive win over Strasbourg, The 47-year-old’s two-and-a-half-year reign at Parc des Princes is over, with the French champions taking the decision to make a change in the dugout following a mixed start to the 2020-21 campaign. PSG picked up their 11th Ligue 1 win of the season by thrashing Strasbourg 4-0 in ...

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Carabao Cup semi-final draw confirmed

Manchester United will host local rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Championship side Brentford will face a trip to fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur in the other semi-final as the race to lift the first major silverware of the domestic season hots up. Ties will be played in the week commencing January 4. However, the winners will face a ...

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Everton 0-2 Manchester United: Cavani magic breaks Goodison hearts

  Edinson Cavani fired Manchester United into the semi-finals of the EFL Cup as his superb late goal inspired a 2-0 win over Everton Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been imperious on the road this season and headed to Goodison Park having won all eight of their domestic away games by scoring at least three times on each occasion. They peppered the Everton goal during ...

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Arsenal 1-4 Manchester City: Guardiola’s men compound Arteta’s misery

Manchester City booked an EFL Cup semi-final spot and piled more pressure on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta with a resounding 4-1 win at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Arteta, who was Pep Guardiola’s assistant at City before taking charge of the Gunners a year ago, has faced questions over his future after a dismal start to the season has left his side languishing in 15th ...

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No player is bigger than Man U – Solskjaer warns Pogba

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has reminded French star, Paul Pogba, that no one is bigger than the club. This is as the war of words between the manager and Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola rumbles on. Solskjaer, who yesterday completed two years in charge of United, said, “I would just not stand for anyone thinking that he is bigger ...

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Tottenham 0-2 Leicester City: Spurs’ title hopes suffer further blow with damaging defeat

  Tottenham’s Premier League title hopes suffered a second significant dent in as many games as they fell to a 2-0 home defeat to Leicester City. Looking to bounce back from the disappointment of conceding late in a 2-1 defeat to leaders Liverpool in midweek, Spurs instead saw a lacklustre performance deservedly punished. A Jamie Vardy penalty put Leicester in front on the stroke of ...

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Messi equals Pele’s record of goals for a single club

  Lionel Messi scored his 643rd goal for Barcelona on Saturday to equal Pele’s record of goals for a single club as the Spanish giants were held 2-2 by Valencia. Messi headed in from Jordi Alba’s cross after his first half penalty was saved to equal the mark set by the Brazilian great for Santos. But Messi was left frustrated ...

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Crystal Palace 0-7 Liverpool: Rampant Reds hammer Eagles to move six points clear

Liverpool moved six points clear at the Premier League summit after a scintillating display against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Robert Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool ended a five-game winless run away from home in the Premier League with an emphatic 7-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Jurgen Klopp’s champions had drawn four and lost one of their top-flight games on the road ...

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