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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Pep Guardiola open to squad tweaks to run a happy ship at Manchester City

By: vetembaste | Published: November 29, 2017 12:42 am Guardiola turned his attention to the wide positions after strengthening central defence, attack and midfield the previous season. (Source: vetembaste) Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not done reshaping his squad and will discuss each of his players’ futures with them during the next two transfer windows, he said on Tuesday. ...

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Asian Football Confederation to maintain ACL format despite Gulf crisis

By: vetembaste | Bangkok | Published: November 28, 2017 7:21 pm AFC’s committee decided to maintain the current format in the face of a ban imposed on travel in and out of Qatar. (Source: vetembaste) Matches between clubs from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will continue to be played on a home-and-away basis in next year’s Asian ...

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Improved Arsenal can mount title challenge, says Petr Cech

By: vetembaste | Published: November 28, 2017 1:53 pm Arsenal have enjoyed a perfect record in six home league games this season. (Source: vetembaste) Petr Cech believes Arsenal can compete for the Premier League title but said they will need to pick up points on a consistent basis, especially away from home. Alexis Sanchez’s late penalty gave Arsenal a 1-0 ...

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Former South American football chief Nicolas Leoz appeals extradition to US

By: AP | Asuncion,paraguay | Updated: November 28, 2017 9:43 am The 89-year-old Leoz headed CONMEBOL from 1986 to 2013. (Source: AP) Former head of South American soccer Nicolas Leoz is appealing extradition to the United States where he is wanted on charges of receiving millions in bribes in exchange for marketing and TV rights to tournaments. A judge in ...

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ISL 2017/18: Coach Teddy Sheringham off to a rough start

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Published: November 28, 2017 1:35 am Teddy Sheringham’s ATK lost 1-4 to Pune on Sunday.(Source: ISL) Purely by star-value, Teddy Sheringham is one of the most eye-catching names this season in the Indian Super League (ISL). The Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United legend, though, comes here with the reputation of being a ...

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Spain sticking to plan to introduce VAR next season

By: AP | Published: November 27, 2017 11:44 pm Goalkeeper Neto was unable to hold on to Messi’s shot. (Source: AP) The Spanish league is not going to rush implementing video assistance review even after the refereeing mistake that cost Barcelona a goal at the weekend. The mistake on Sunday in a 1-1 draw between league leader Barcelona and second-place ...

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No goal, no problem as Jose Mourinho hails Romelu Lukaku’s work rate

By: vetembaste | Published: November 27, 2017 5:26 pm Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praises Romelu Lukaku. (Source: vetembaste) There is no pressure on Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to rediscover his goalscoring form as the Belgian’s relentless work rate makes up for it, club manager Jose Mourinho has said. (English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table) Lukaku, who ...

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AS Roma’s Daniele De Rossi apologises after losing his head at Genoa

By: vetembaste | Published: November 27, 2017 12:49 pm Roma’s Daniele De Rossi celebrates after the match. (Source: vetembaste) AS Roma’s veteran midfielder Daniele De Rossi apologised after losing his head in a 1-1 draw at Genoa on Sunday, costing his side the chance to extend their record run of Serie A away wins. Roma were leading 1-0 in a ...

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Barcelona draw at title rivals Valencia after goal-line controversy

By: vetembaste | Published: November 27, 2017 8:26 am Barcelona draw 1-1 at Valencia. (Source: vetembaste) Barcelona’s Jordi Alba haunted his former club Valencia with a stunning late equaliser in a 1-1 draw on Sunday in a top-of-the-table Liga clash that preserved the Catalan side’s four-point lead but was overshadowed by a ‘goal’ that was not given. Barca were denied ...

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Lyon beat Nice 5-0 to move second ahead of Monaco-PSG game

By: AP | Paris | Published: November 27, 2017 12:13 am Maolida completed the scoring 10 minutes later with his second goal in a week and the second of his career. (Source: vetembaste) High-scoring Lyon won 5-0 at Nice to move second in Ligue 1 on Sunday, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s game at defending champion Monaco. It was the third ...

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