Outgoing Ribery and Robben on Bayern bench as Neuer starts DFB-Pokal final

Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben have been named on Bayern Munich’s bench for the DFB-Pokal final against RB Leipzig, with Manuel Neuer starting. Long-serving duo Ribery and Robben came on as substitutes against Eintracht Frankfurt in their final Bundesliga appearances for Bayern last time out, both scoring in a 5-1 win that sealed a seventh-successive […]

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Mancini confident of taking Italy into a new era

Roberto Mancini is confident Italy can replicate the likes of France and Spain and usher in a new era heading into Euro 2020. Italy failed to qualify for World Cup 2018, but have enjoyed a strong start to Euro 2020 qualification under Mancini, winning both of their opening games – 2-0 over Finland and 6-0 against Lichtenstein. Their qualification […]

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Kompany takes Manchester City academy coach to Anderlecht

Vincent Kompany has raided Manchester City for the final addition to his Anderlecht support staff with Simon Davies named head coach at the Belgian club. The Welsh-born former Manchester United player leaves his post as City’s head of academy coaching to work alongside player-manager Kompany. Davies stepped into his most recent role last year after succeeding […]

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Wydad Casablanca 1 ES Tunis 1: 10-man hosts earn draw in Champions League final opener

Ten-man Wydad Casablanca earned an entertaining 1-1 draw with holders ES Tunis in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final on Friday. Hosts Wydad trailed 1-0 to Fousseny Coulibaly’s opener at half-time and the Moroccan side were reduced to 10 men approaching the 50th minute following Brahim Nakach’s second yellow card. However, Wydad […]

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How Weaver and City´s Wembley heroes paved the way for Guardiola glory

Manchester City’s 2018-19 season concluded with players celebrating on the Wembley turf last weekend, just like it did 20 years previously. The parallels end there. While Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering domestic treble winners spent the campaign pushing to higher levels of excellence, their counterparts from two decades ago often threatened to chart new depths of farce – […]

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Pope commits to Burnley after injury woes

England goalkeeper Nick Pope has signed a long-term contract extension at Burnley, the Premier League club have confirmed. The 27-year-old has committed to life at Turf Moor until June 2023, with an option of a further 12 months. Pope’s performances last term earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2018 World Cup, […]

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Lippi named China coach again

Marcello Lippi has been named coach of China for a second stint as they prepare for 2022 World Cup qualifying. The former Italy and Juventus boss was at the helm of China for more than two years before leaving the post in January following a quarter-final exit at the Asian Cup. He was replaced by […]

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