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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Andres Iniesta on way to Japanese club Vissel Kobe: Reports

Published: May 23, 2018 4:53:08 pm FC Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta holds the Spanish La Liga trophy after the Spanish La Liga football match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta is on the verge of signing for Japanese top-flight side Vissel Kobe, Spanish media said on Wednesday, reporting that the former Barcelona captain will ...

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Champions League: Goals will flow as Jurgen Klopp’s pretenders eye up Real Madrid’s crown

By: vetembaste | Published: May 23, 2018 9:36:59 am iverpool manager Juergen Klopp during the press conference vetembaste To Juergen Klopp, Saturday’s much-anticipated Champions League final will rest on whether Real Madrid’s drive to win their third successive title outstrips Liverpool’s desire for their first since 2005. “They will want to do it again. It would be big 100 percent. ...

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FIFA says no doping cases against Russian squad members

By: vetembaste | Published: May 22, 2018 11:51:45 pm FIFA said in a statement that, following the publication of the McLaren report, it launched investigations “into possible anti-doping rule violations by football players. (Source: AP) Global football body FIFA said on Tuesday that none of the players named in Russia’s provisional squad for next month’s World Cup have committed doping ...

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Toni Kroos insists Real Madrid ready for ‘animals’ Liverpool

By: vetembaste | Published: May 23, 2018 12:26:30 am Toni Kroos says his side will be ready for the “11 animals” that await them in their Champions League final. (Source: vetembaste) Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says his side will be ready for the “11 animals” that await them in their Champions League final meeting against Liverpool this Saturday in ...

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praises ‘formidable’ rival Jurgen Klopp

By: vetembaste | Updated: May 22, 2018 8:18:09 pm Zinedine Zidane was full of praise for the English club’s German coach, who has led Liverpool to two European finals since he took the helm towards the end of 2015. (Source: vetembaste) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has hailed “formidable” opposite number Juergen Klopp ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Lee Keun-ho ruled out of South Korea squad with knee injury

By: vetembaste | Published: May 22, 2018 4:14:11 pm Lee Keun-ho will miss out on representing South Korea at the World Cup. (Source: Reuter) Former Asian Player of the Year Lee Keun-ho will miss out on representing South Korea at the World Cup finals in Russia after tearing ligaments in his right knee playing for Gangwon FC in the Korean ...

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Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as new manager: Reports

By: vetembaste | Published: May 22, 2018 9:41:32 am Emery left PSG when his contract expired at the end of this season. (Source: vetembaste) Arsenal are set to appoint former Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery as their new manager to succeed Arsene Wenger, the BBC reported on Monday. Emery, who joined PSG in June 2016, left the French club ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Marksman Mauro Icardi misses out as Argentina name squad

By: vetembaste | Published: May 21, 2018 10:55:23 pm Argentina’s squad is out. (Source: vetembaste) Mauro Icardi, the joint top goalscorer in Italy’s Serie A this season, was left out of Argentina’s World Cup squad on Monday as coach Jorge Sampaoli named his 23 players for next month’s tournament in Russia. Sampaoli named just four forwards in his squad with ...

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Sunderland under new ownership as consortium completes takeover

By: vetembaste | Updated: May 22, 2018 12:08:17 am Former owner Ellis Short ended a nine-year spell in charge by writing off the club’s debts. (Source: vetembaste) Sunderland, who have fallen from the Premier League to the third tier of English football in two seasons, are under new ownership after a consortium completed a takeover of the club on Monday. ...

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Radja Nainggolan left out of Belgium squad

By: vetembaste | Published: May 21, 2018 8:31:00 pm Romelu Lukaku also makes the preliminary squad despite recent injury issues. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez left AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan out of his squad for next month’s World Cup in Russia, insisting on Monday it was a purely tactical move and not due to past clashes over discipline. The Spaniard ...

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