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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sadio Mane donates 300 Liverpool shirts to his village

By: Sports Desk | Published: May 25, 2018 7:43:20 pm Liverpool’s Sadio Mane sent home 300 shirts for Champions League final. (Source: vetembaste) Liverpool forward Sadio Mane sent 300 club shirts back home to his village Bambali of 2000 inhabitants in Senegal so that the fans could wear the jersey and watch the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid ...

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‘It’s the biggest lie’: Ronaldinho rubbishes marriage rumours

By: Sports Desk | Updated: May 25, 2018 2:08:44 pm Ronaldinho has denied marriage rumours. (Source: AP) Former Brazil’s football superstar Ronaldinho denied reports that he is about to marry two women at the same time. Speaking to SporTV in an interview, the former Barcelona legend said, “The whole world is calling me. I’m not going to get married, it ...

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Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur

By: vetembaste | Published: May 24, 2018 10:32:51 pm Mauricio Pochettino signed a new five-year contract on Thursday. (Source: File) Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino signed a new five-year contract on Thursday that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2023. Pochettino, who joined Spurs in 2014, led the club to a third-placed finish in the league this ...

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Carlos Queiroz to quit as Iran coach after FIFA World Cup 2018

By: vetembaste | Published: May 24, 2018 11:00:33 pm Carlos Queiroz had considered retiring after the World Cup to spend more time with his family. (Source: vetembaste) Carlos Queiroz will not remain at the helm of the Iran national team after the conclusion of the country’s involvement in the World Cup finals in Russia, the former Real Madrid coach told ...

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Italy coach Roberto Mancini leaves door open for Gianluigi Buffon

By: AP | Published: May 25, 2018 12:27:22 am Buffon was expected to bid the national team goodbye for good in another friendly on June 4 against the Netherlands at Allianz Stadium. (Source: AP) Former Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon will still be considered if he wants to return to the national team. Buffon retired from international football in November after ...

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Former coach Vahid Halilhodzic launches lawsuit over Japan dismissal

By: vetembaste | Tokyo | Published: May 24, 2018 4:51:43 pm apanese national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo. (vetembaste) Former Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic launched a lawsuit against the country’s football association and its president Kozo Tashima on Thursday, saying he was fired illegally just two months before the World Cup. The Bosnian’s lawyer ...

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Russians to take no part in World Cup drug testing: FIFA

By: vetembaste | Published: May 24, 2018 2:05:18 pm Russia will host FIFA World Cup 2018. (File) Russians will not be involved in drug testing procedures at the World Cup as FIFA looks to reassure teams that samples cannot be tampered with, the governing body’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has told the Times newspaper. A 2016 report commissioned by ...

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Argentina has to regain confidence at World Cup, says Javier Mascherano

By: AP | Buenos Aires | Updated: May 24, 2018 8:48:58 am Argentina’s Javier Mascherano thinks his side can do better. (AP File Photo) Argentina has to get over recent disappointments in major tournaments in order to challenge for the World Cup title in Russia, defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano said Wednesday. Mascherano downplayed expectations telling reporters in the Argentine capital ...

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Napoli appoint Carlo Ancelotti in bid to end Juventus dominance

By: vetembaste | Published: May 24, 2018 12:35:17 am Ancelotti will replace Maurizio Sarri, who led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish during his three seasons in charge. (Source: vetembaste) Napoli appointed the much-travelled and hugely successful Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach on Wednesday, handing him the job of trying to end Juventus’ dominance of Serie A. ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Serial winner Toni Kroos carries Germany’s title hopes

By: vetembaste | Published: May 23, 2018 9:52:35 pm The 28-year-old has enjoyed another stellar season with Real Madrid, helping them to reach Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool. (Source: vetembaste) Germany midfielder Toni Kroos will carry the hopes of his nation for a successful World Cup title defence in Russia having matured into a natural leader of the team. ...

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