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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Marcus Joseph, Henry Kisseka on target as Gokulam Kerala beat Neroca in I League


Henry Kisekka celebrates. (Source: Twitter/@ILeagueOfficial) Gokulam Kerala began their I-League campaign on a positive note by pulling off a 2-1 victory over Manipur’s NEROCA FC here on Saturday. Henry Kisekka (43rd minute) and Marcus Joseph (49th) scored for Gokulam while Taryk Sampson (88th) pulled one back for the visitors late in the game. Both returning coaches fielded a line-up which ...

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Chennaiyin and head coach John Gregory part ways


John Gregory won Chennaiyin the title in 2017/18. (Source: ISL) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC on Saturday announced parting ways with head coach John Gregory, who had led the side to title trophy in the 2017-18 season. The 65-year old Englishman has seen the side endure a nightmarish run in the 2018-19 season when they finished at ...

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Paul Pogba’s injury return will be like a new signing, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Paul Pogba and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Source: File Photo) Manchester United have missed midfielder Paul Pogba’s services and his imminent return from injury next month will be like signing a new player, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said. Pogba has been nursing an ankle injury and has not played for the Premier League club since their 1-1 home draw against ...

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Unai Emery sacked as Arsenal manager


Unai Emery leaves Arsenal after 18 months in charge. (Source: vetembaste) Unai Emery has been sacked by Arsenal on Friday following a run of seven games without a victory, with the club eighth in the Premier League table after four wins in 13 matches. Club statement: Unai Emery — Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 29, 2019 The former-Valencia, Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain manager ...

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Arsenal low on confidence after Frankfurt loss, says under-fire Unai Emery


Arsenal manager Unai Emery gives instructions (Source: vetembaste) Arsenal boss Unai Emery has said his team are better than their recent results suggest, and need a win to regain lost confidence, following their 2-1 Europa League defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt at home on Thursday. The hosts went ahead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada scored twice after the break, ...

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Mumbai gets a Manchester touch


Mumbai City FC are currently lying seventh on the table, having won just one of their five matches this season. (ISL) Last year, Simon Chadwick, a sports business expert, compared the franchising policy of City Football Group – English champions Manchester City’s parent company – to McDonald’s. Bigger the group, he explained to the Sydney Morning Herald, “the more the ...

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Pep Guardiola to work closely with Mumbai City FC coach


The Pep Guardiola-coached Manchester City’s parent company, City Football Group, have bought a majority 65 percent stake in ISL franchise Mumbai City FC. One of club football’s celebrated master strategists, Pep Guardiola will be be working closely with Mumbai City FC coach Jorge Costa in the coming time, City Football Group CEO Ferran Soriano said on Thursday. The Guardiola-coached English ...

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Belgium retain year-end No. 1 spot in FIFA rankings


Belgium retain top spot after winning all their games in 2019 (Source: vetembaste file photo) Belgium will end the year as FIFA’s top-ranked team after winning all 10 of its games in 2019. Retaining its year-end No. 1 spot, Belgium extended its lead over World Cup champion France going into a four-month break for the top national teams. Brazil, England ...

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Angry fans vandalise Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s bronze statue in Malmo


Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s bronze statue vandalised by angry fans (Source: Twitter/File) Fans in Malmo reacted angrily to the announcement that striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has acquired a stake in Stockholm club Hammarby by vandalising a statue of the striker outside Malmo Stadium on Wednesday. It had been announced earlier in the day that 38-year-old Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s record international goalscorer with 62 in ...

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Atletico’s Joao Felix wins 2019 Golden Boy award


Joao Felix, 20, is the fourth most expensive signing of all time after Neymar (222 million euros), Kylian Mbappe and Philippe Coutinho. (File Photo) Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix has been awarded the 2019 Golden Boy gong after a stellar year where he became one of the most expensive players of all time, Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport announced on Wednesday. ...

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