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Champions League draw: Holders Liverpool drawn with Napoli

Holders Liverpool will face Napoli, Salzburg and Genk in the Champions League group stage this season. Premier League champions Manchester City were drawn alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta. Last year’s runners-up Tottenham are in a group with five-time European Cup winners Bayern Munich, plus Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade. Chelsea must negotiate a group including 2019 semi-finalists Ajax, Valencia and Lille. European heavyweights Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid were drawn together in Group A while former winners Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan will all meet in Group…

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Guinea-Bissau’s Ansu Fati gets the world talking

On Sunday Barcelona‘s newest star Ansu Fati made his debut and the wonder-kid from Guinea-Bissau has got the world talking. He became Barca’s second youngest player of all time at the age of just 16, coming off the bench in their 5-2 win over Real Betis. Fati joined the Catalan giants refusing an offer from Real Madrid despite Los Blancos offering a bigger financial package. He joined the famous La Masia academy at the age of 10 and rose through the ranks. Fati’s father Bori revealed that his son had…

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Jose Mourinho finally gets a job for the season

Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has landed a job for the 2019/20 Premier League season. The Portuguese has been out of job in the Premier League since last December after Manchester United sacked him. He has always said he was anxious to return to coaching but has not received the right offer and project yet. Mourinho has now joined the Sky Sports punditry team for the 2019/20, according to the network. ✍️ NEW SEASON, NEW SIGNING ✍️ Three-time Premier League winner Jose Mourinho will join the Sky…

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Manchester City get title defence off in style

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City got their title defence off to a winning start with victory at West Ham in game that saw the video assistant referee play a significant role for the first time in the Premier League. The technology is making its debut in England’s top flight this season and, after last night’s curtain raiser between Liverpool and Norwich passed off without incident, it took centre-stage on Saturday. VAR was first called on when Gabriel Jesus appeared to have put City 3-0 up midway through…

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Liverpool beat Norwich 4-1 in EPL opener

Liverpool scored four first-half goals as they started the new Premier League season with a blistering performance to demolish newly-promoted Norwich City at Anfield. Norwich captain Grant Hanley scored the opening goal of the top-flight season when he sliced Divock Origi’s cross into his own net before Mohamed Salah opened his account after a pass by Roberto Firmino. German midfielder Marco Stipermann forced a fine save by Reds keeper Alisson before an unmarked Virgil van Dijk headed the third from Salah’s corner, Origi nodding the fourth after a stunning pass…

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What can Arsenal fans expect from Nicolas Pepe

Just when Arsenal fans looked set to have yet another disappointing transfer window, Unai Emery has managed to bring in Lille’s star player, Nicolas Pepe, for £72 million. The Ivorian is Arsenal’s record signing, who has been brought in with plenty of time to spare before the transfer window slams shut. Arsenal fans will be elated, having failed to land Pepe’s international teammate in Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. [embedded content] Arsenal will pay the £72 million fee in installments over the course of his five-year-deal, which is why Pepe…

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Solskjaer says Pogba ‘no doubt’ will stay at United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has “no doubt” midfielder Paul Pogba will stay at the club this summer. The France World Cup winner missed United’s final pre-season game, a penalty-shootout win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup. But Solskjaer said Pogba, who did not travel to Cardiff for the match, was not risked due to a back strain. “I wasn’t expecting him [to travel],” he said. “I spoke to him after training and he didn’t feel right. It’s not an injury, it’s just some pain.…

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Messi banned 3 months from international football

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”. Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixed for Brazil”. He has also been fined $50,000 (£41,121) by Conmebol, the South American Football Confederation. Messi has seven days to appeal Conmebol’s decision to suspend him. The ban means Messi will miss Argentina’s upcoming friendlies against Chile, Mexico and Germany in September and October. Argentina’s qualifying campaign for…

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How Ghana spent $4.5 million JUST on AFCON 2019

There is a high level of outrage among Ghanaians after the country’s sports minister revealed that the nation spent $4.5 million just for the country’s participation in the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations competition. The amount spent is equivalent to the amount Algeria received as prize money for winning the entire tournament in Egypt. The Black Stars of Ghana exited the completion after losing to Tunisia at the round of 16 dashing the country’s hope of ending its 37 year drought. Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports…

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Eric Bailly’s suffers ANOTHER injury in friendly Match

Manchester United have suffered an injury blow as defender Eric Bailly had to be stretchered off during their pre-season friendly against Tottenham on Thursday. Bailly, who has struggled with injuries during his time at Old Trafford, was upset as he was taken off the field of play at the beginning of the second half. He later left the stadium on crutches and with his left knee in a brace. The United centre half was replaced by Axel Tuanzebe as United led Premier League rivals Spurs 1-0 in Shanghai. Bailly, whose position at United could become…

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