Jose Mourinho is confident Gareth Bale will recover from his knee injury sooner due to his desire and motivation to play with the club he loves so much. Bale, 31, completed his return to Tottenham Hotspur on a seasonal loan from Real Madrid on Friday after leaving the team with […]

LONDON: Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will start their Premier League campaign this season with a visit to the Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow. Last season, City lost twice to Wolves from nine league defeats, causing them to fail to defend their title and 18 points behind Liverpool champions. Guardiola is aware City […]

MUNICH, Germany: Leroy Sane says Bayern Munich are more hungry for success after the German winger scored in his debut for thrashing Schalke 8-0 in the opening match of the Bundesliga today. “We are still hungry, even though we won the treble last season,” said Sane after scoring two goals […]

LONDON: Tottenham exploded twice in the final 10 minutes to avoid relegation from the Europa League to Lokomotiv Plovdiv as Jose Mourinho’s side bounced back from a 2-1 win over the Bulgarian side this morning. Harry Kane’s penalty and Tanguy Ndombele’s winning goal five minutes before the end ensured that […]

PARIS: Neymar was suspended for two matches today for a red card facing Marseille when the French league announced they would investigate a racist allegation by the Brazilian striker against Alvaro Gonzalez. Angel Di Maria will also be summoned to a league disciplinary commission meeting on September 23 for allegedly […]

PARIS: Two-time European champions Benfica were eliminated from the Champions League in the qualifying round early this morning after losing 2-1 to PAOK Thessaloniki. The Portuguese giants, who won the European Cup twice in the 1960s, were eliminated through goals from Dimitrios Giannoulis and Andrija Zivkovic. Benfica finished second in […]

SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom: The Wolves showed no sign of fatigue when they started the English Premier League (EPL) campaign with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United, here, just now. Just after 34 days of losing to Sevilla in the final match of the 2019-20 season which was interrupted by COVID-19, […]

LONDON: Here is a summary of the results of the English Premier League (EPL) match for the first week which ended just now. West Brom 0 Leicester 3 (Castagne 56, Vardy 74-pen, 84-pen)Tottenham 0 Everton 1 (Calvert-Lewin 55) Saturday: Crystal Palace 1 (Zaha 13) Southampton 0Fulham 0 Arsenal 3 (Lacazette […]

ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol, Gab Marcotti and Shaka Hislop react to Liverpool’s dramatic 4-3 win vs. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United in the Premier League. Nicol doesn’t hold back pointing out Virgil Van Dijk’s play, and says Liverpool “need to go back to square one defensively.” Crystal Palace 1 (Zaha 13) […]

LONDON: Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho thinks the tight schedule his club will face is ridiculous – but he is determined to give his best in every match. With club chairman Daniel Levy demanding Mourinho win the trophy this season, a difficult task awaits the 57-year-old, who has to go through […]

LONDON: Fulham have signed Dutch defender Kenny Tete of Lyon on an unspecified fee today. Tete has agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League club which has the option to extend an additional 12-month contract. “I feel grateful to be here. I can’t wait to start a new adventure […]

LONDON: Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood hired an insider to help them bring two Icelandic women into a hotel room while representing England. The two players reportedly paid hotel staff to take the women when the COVID-19 protocol forbade the presence of visitors. The Manchester United and Man City star’s […]

PARIS: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to give him 101 international goals for Portugal in a 2-0 win over Sweden who played 10 men in the League of Nations just now. Ronaldo scored his 100th goal in the first half by deflecting the ball to the left of the goal without […]

London: The pair made an international appearance with the senior squad when they won over Iceland last Saturday – but that achievement now seems to be closed with the issue. Players have been given strict guidelines to ensure their safety from the COVID-19 pandemic – and photos published by DV […]

REYKJAVIK: Gareth Southgate admits England survived after avoiding another embarrassing result when Raheem Sterling’s penalty gave them a 1-0 win over Iceland. After Sterling broke the deadlock in the 92nd minute of the UEFA Nations League action, Birkir Bjarnason failed to equalize through a penalty with both teams losing a […]

LONDON: Dani Ceballos returns to Arsenal for the second season as a loan player from Real Madrid, the English Premier League club has announced. The Spaniard scored two goals in 36 appearances for the Gunners last season, helping Mikel Arteta’s squad win the FA Cup. “Dani was as one of […]

HELSINKI, Finland: Real Madrid star Gareth Bale plays for Wales but was released after the first half in a 1-0 win over Finland. Kieffer Moore scored the winning goal 10 minutes before the end of the UEFA Nations League Group 4 action. “Gareth Bale has no minutes of play. It […]

LONDON: Manchester United have signed Ajax designer Donny van de Beek for 39 million euros along with other additions. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the 23-year-old Dutchman his first purchase this summer for a five-year contract at Old Trafford. Van de Beek, scored 41 goals in 175 appearances for the Dutch […]

QUITO: A football player in Ecuador was fined US $ 1,200 today for kissing a ball that clearly violated health rules in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Argentina midfielder Sergio Lopez, who played for Quito-based club Aucas in the Pro League, became the first player to be penalized […]

BARCELONA: Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has’ attacked ‘his own club, claiming the Catalan squad has only ’13 professional players’. The Chilean player also described that there are many products or young players in the main team besides they are too dependent on Lionel Messi. Barcelona are in crisis after finishing […]

LONDON: Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joked after dropping the FA Cup, is now tying the Community Shield Cup using a seat belt. The Gabonese striker made Arsenal teammates laugh when he dropped the FA Cup trophy after scoring at Wembley while overcoming Chelsea earlier this month. However, after scoring […]

LONDON: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is claimed to have won the English Premier League after the club spent big to compete with defending champions Liverpool. Lampard showed potential in his first season as the Blues manager when he qualified for the Champions League by finishing fourth in the Premier League. […]

LIONEL Messi did not tell Barcelona’s coaching staff that he refused to train today, explained the club’s newly appointed sports director Ramon Planes. Messi yesterday told Barca that he wanted to leave the club after 20 seasons of devoting himself there since he was 13 years old. “Messi did not […]

Liverpool BOS Jurgen Klopp insists Virgil van Dijk’s injury against Salzburg in yesterday’s friendly is not something to worry about. The Dutch national defense had to be removed in the 55th minute as the Reds tied 2-2 in Austria after suffering a head injury. Klopp, however, confirmed after the match […]

MANCHESTER: Manchester United star Victor Lindelof is chasing and detaining a motorcycle snatcher who commits criminal activity against an elderly man in Sweden. Lindelof, 26, is believed to have gone out with his wife Maja around 10.30am before seeing a man snatching an old man’s handbag by the side of […]

PARIS: 5,000 Paris Saint-Germain supporters who gathered at the Parc des Princes to support their team in the Champions League final were disappointed to lose to Bayern Munich. Supporters lit flares and cheered together as they watched PSG lose 1-0 to Bayern Munich on a giant screen near the stadium […]

BERLIN: 32-year-old Robert Lewandowski today with the Bayern Munich striker is at the best of his career and just two less than Cristiano Ronaldo’s record with 17 goals in the Champions League ahead of the final against Paris Saint Germain. The Munich squad sang the song ‘Happy Birthday’ to Lewandowski […]

MADRID: Lionel Messi has reportedly told new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman that he does not see his future at the club. Messi said this in an interview on Catalan radio with Koeman a day after the arrival of the Dutch operator. The Argentine star’s contract is only a year away […]