Madrid defend Club World Cup today in Abu Dhabi

Real Madrid face United Arab Emirates league champions Al Jazira on their home soil in the semi-final of the Club World Cup today. Madrid won the competition for the first time in 2014 and again last year, when they beat Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time. Although Madrid’s …

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Giroud Not For Sale – Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud will not leave Arsenal in January despite the France striker’s lack of starting opportunities Giroud has yet to start a Premier League game this season, but he showed his value coming off the bench when he headed a late equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Sunday. It …

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UEFA Champions League Round-16 qualifiers

Champions League

With 16 teams left in the tournament its obvious the tournament is going to get tougher. Qualifiers for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League after the completion of the group stage on Wednesday are listed below   Group winners Manchester United (ENG) Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) Roma (ITA) Barcelona (ESP) …

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Goalkeeper scores to create Serie A record

Serie A goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored a historic 95th-minute goal as his team Benevento drew level with Italian giant AC Milan to create record for his team and the league. Milan were leading 2-1 against the league’s bottom side when Brignoli made a superb move into the opposition’s box and …

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Nigeria-Argentina Clash Another El Clasico

Argentina midfielder, Javier Mascherano, says that La Albiceleste’s clash against Nigeria in Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be another El Clasico in world football. Nigeria and Argentina will meet for the fifth time in the group stages of the mundial next year in Russia. Though La …

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2018 World Cup: Nigeria gets $500,000 from CAF

Nigeria and other African countries that made it to Russia 2018 World Cup will receive the sum of $500,000 each as assistance from the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF. CAF made the announcement on their official website on Friday. The decision was taken during CAF’s Executive Committee meeting held in …

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Premier League: Lukaku faces three-match ban

Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku, is facing a three-match suspension, for kicking out at Brighton full-back Gaetan Bong. Lukaku was caught on camera lashing out backwards at Bong twice, after the ball had been cleared from a corner. The referee missed the incident at Old Trafford, which happened shortly before …

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Chelsea squad escapes plane crash after Qarabag game

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has spoken about the “scary” flight they endured from Azerbaijan on Thursday morning. Their aircraft was forced to make two attempts at landing because of bad weather. Conte said he had been scared by the events, after Chelsea’s chartered plane encountered stormy conditions at Gatwick airport. …

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Valverde reveals why Messi was dropped against Juventus

Champions League: Barcelona manager, Valverde reveals why Messi was dropped against Juventus Barcelona manager,  Ernesto Valverde has explained that he left Lionel Messi on the bench against Juventus to give him a breather, as Barcelona booked their place in the Champions League knockout rounds on Wednesday. Messi came on in …

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