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Everton ready for Manchester City, Liverpool, says Carlo Ancelotti


By: vetembaste | Published: December 31, 2019 5:24:33 pm Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti. (Source: vetembaste) Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said his players must relish the opportunity to test themselves against the best teams ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash against defending champions Manchester City. Everton also face their local rivals and European champions Liverpool in the third round of the ...

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In the Premier League, VAR has exposed the limits of the laws


By: New York Times | Published: December 31, 2019 2:45:57 pm VAR checking Pedro Neto’s goal before being disallowed for offside. (Source: AP Photo) by Rory Smith Perhaps, for you, it was way back on the first day of the Premier League season that the doubts set in, when Raheem Sterling’s armpit was deemed offside in Manchester City’s game against ...

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North Korea pulls out of women’s 2020 soccer qualifiers in South


By: vetembaste | Published: December 31, 2019 9:39:41 am North Korea has withdrawn its women’s soccer team from the final round of 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers. (Representational Image) North Korea has withdrawn its women’s soccer team from the final round of 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifiers being staged in South Korea in February, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has said. The ...

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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s world— Where Popeye meets Thunberg, Redford and Shri Padma Shri Chhetri


By: Express News Service | Updated: December 31, 2019 5:55:57 am   “Drawing cartoons and sketching makes me happy. Forgetting about everything, even the game, and shifting your focus to simple things like sketching helps so that you can learn to channel your focus,” Sandhu said in a 2017 interview. 90s kid Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was the only millennial to ...

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Mikel Arteta says split-second decisions behind Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea


By: vetembaste | Published: December 30, 2019 9:58:33 am Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta (Source: vetembaste) Arsenal’s new manager Mikel Arteta said his team let themselves down with poor split-second decision-making in their 2-1 defeat by Chelsea in his first home game in charge on Sunday. A mistimed leap from goalkeeper Bernd Leno handed Chelsea an easy equaliser from Jorginho in ...

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Players, managers slam Premier League’s ‘ridiculous use’ of VAR


By: vetembaste | Updated: December 30, 2019 2:17:19 pm Referee Anthony Taylor gestures while players wait for the VAR decision on Liverpool’s opening goal agaisnt Wolverhampton Wanderers. (AP Photo) Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady hit out at what he called the Premier League’s ridiculous use of VAR after his side were on the receiving end of two controversial decisions in ...

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West Ham reappoint David Moyes in bid to avoid relegation scrap


By: vetembaste | Published: December 30, 2019 10:07:52 am West Ham United manager David Moyes applauds fans during a lap of honour after the match (Source: vetembaste) West Ham United have reappointed David Moyes as head coach on an 18-month deal to replace the sacked Manuel Pellegrini and help them move away from the bottom half of the table, the ...

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Sougou stars as Mumbai City beat Hyderabad FC 2-1


By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: December 29, 2019 10:48:45 pm Modou Sougou scored on either side of the break (6th and 78th minute) to help Mumbai grab three points. (Twitter/ISL) Modou Sougou’s brace helped Mumbai City FC register their first ‘home’ win of the season as they defeated Hyderabad FC 2-1 in an Indian Super League game here on ...

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ISL reschedules six games in new year


By: PTI | Published: December 29, 2019 3:52:46 pm Goa are top of the table with 21 points after 10 games. (Source: ISL) The Indian Super League has rescheduled six matches of the ongoing 2019-20 season due to various factors. According to a statement posted by ISL on its website, the game between NorthEast United FC and Chennaiyin FC, which ...

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Indian Arrows rally to stun Churchill Brothers 2-1


By: PTI | Margao | Published: December 28, 2019 11:08:54 pm Indian Arrows pulled off the first big upset of the I-League season by beating Churchill Brothers on Saturday. (Twitter/I-League) In the first big upset of this I-League season, Indian Arrows rallied to beat the in-form Churchill Brothers FC 2-1 in their own backyard here on Saturday. Reaping the benefits ...

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