Tag Archives: Soccer

Arsene Wenger wants to avoid Atletico Madrid

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said he would prefer to avoid a Europa League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid after beating AC Milan in the last 16. England striker Danny Welbeck scored twice – either side of a long-range strike from Granit Xhaka – as the Gunners won the second leg 3-1. Hakan Calhanoglu had opened the scoring for Milan, but the Italian ...

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Lukaku’s ‘voodoo message’ led to Everton exit

Striker Romelu Lukaku decided to leave Everton after a “voodoo message” told him to join Chelsea, the Merseyside club’s major shareholder has claimed. The Belgium international, 24, eventually joined Manchester United for an initial £75m last summer. Farhad Moshiri told a shareholders’ meeting the player received the message “on a pilgrimage to Africa” having been set to sign a new deal at ...

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Keagan Dolly urges South African footballers to play abroad

Montpellier midfielder Keagan Dolly has urged more South African footballers to leave the country’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) and play abroad. The Bafana Bafana international moved from 2016 African Champions Mamelodi Sundowns to French side Montpellier in January for a fee of around $2 million, making it one of the most expensive transfers in South African history. The 24-year-old, one ...

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South Africa will no longer host 2022 Commonwealth Games

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer take place in Durban, South Africa, reports say. It is believed the city did not meet the criteria set by the Commonwealth Games Federation and an announcement is expected later on Monday. Durban was awarded the Games in 2015 as the only city to make a confirmed bid and it was to have been ...

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AFCON 2017: Morocco’s Sofiane Boufal to miss tournament over injury

Southampton midfielder Sofiane Boufal has withdrawn from Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations squad with a knee injury. The 23-year-old was sent home on Sunday from a training camp, with a replacement yet to be named. “Boufal has left after examination of his injury showed he would not be capable of playing,” the national team said in a statement. Morocco have ...

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Gambia goalkeeper dies trying to reach Europe

The 19-year-old goalkeeper of Gambia’s national women’s football team has drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe. Fatim Jawara was on board a boat that ran into trouble last month while crossing from Libya to Europe, the country’s football association says. Her family confirmed news of her death, according to association president Lamin Kaba Bajo. Many of the undocumented ...

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