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FIFA may not be in favour of La Liga US matches

FIFA may not be in favour of La Liga US matches

President Gianni Infantino has voiced his opinion of La Liga taking some official matches to the United States The Spanish FA has decided to take at least an official match to the United States for the next 15 years. And the news was not welcome by the tournament’s fans in Spain, the players, and other football stars. And those who oppose the idea might have a bigger partner against it. On his visit to the United States, FIFA president Gianni Infantino expressed displeasure with the announcement. “I think I would prefer much more a great MLS game in the U.S. …

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Spanish League set to storm America

Spanish League set to storm America

The Spanish League is set to play a regular-season La Liga match in the United States as part of a new 15-year deal to promote the league in North America. The league announced on Thursday that it had agreed on a joint venture with Relevent, a multinational media, sports, and entertainment group, the company behind the annual pre-season International Champions Cup. View this post on Instagram Spanish League set to storm America A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 16, 2018 at 4:57am PDT La Liga said in a statement: “As part of the agreement, La Liga plans to bring a …

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Dembele’s thunderbolt seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona

Dembele’s thunderbolt seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona

Ousmane Dembele’s thunderbolt strike made the difference in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup Sevilla was close to an upset when they took the lead via Pablo Sarabia who curled a shot beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen with nine minutes on the clock, with VAR awarding the strike that was initially overruled for offside. View this post on Instagram Dembele's thunderbolt seals Spanish Super Cup for Barcelona A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 13, 2018 at 12:52am PDT But Gerard Pique leveled from close range, and Ousmane Dembele then fired Barca into the lead with a screamer. Sevilla had …

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Vidal edging closer to Barcelona move

Vidal edging closer to Barcelona move

Chilean International Arturo Vidal is set to sign for Barcelona after agreeing on personal terms in a deal that is worth £27million. Vidal, who possesses a wealth of experience of playing in the Champions League, is set to undergo a medical at Barcelona with Bayern having given him permission to leave, as reported by The Guardian. The 31-year-old is set to become the latest arrival at the Nou Camp this summer, following the footsteps of Malcom, Arthur, and Clement Lenglet who recently joined the club. View this post on Instagram Vidal edging closer to Barcelona move A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug …

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Barcelona offered €300m for stadium naming rights

Barcelona offered €300m for stadium naming rights

Barcelona fans may have to brace up for an unprecedented moment in their history as they plan to rename the Camp Nou stadium. The Spanish Champions are going through a considerable rebranding process with potential buyers queuing up for the naming rights of their famous stadium. Barcelona’s domestic and European success over the years has attracted its fair share of investors, but the club is now hoping to get a fair share of the American market and have been touring in the country as part of their pre-season fixtures. View this post on Instagram Barcelona offered €300m for stadium naming rights A post …

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Vrsaljko joins Inter Milan on loan

Vrsaljko joins Inter Milan on loan

Europa League winners Atletico Madrid have confirmed that Sime Vrsaljko has joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal with the option to be signed permanently at the end of the season. Vrsaljko, 26, was in superb form during this summer’s World Cup for Croatia helping the national side to reach the final of the competition for the first time in their history. The Croatian right-back proved to be an important member of the Atletico squad in last season’s Europa League as they wrapped up their first piece of major silverware since their La Liga triumph in 2014. View this post on Instagram …

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Fine and two-year jail sentence for Cristiano Ronaldo

Fine and two-year jail sentence for Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-year jail sentence and fined 19m euros for a tax fraud according to the Spanish press. Ronaldo, 33, who recently completed a move to Italian Champions Juventus evaded tax payment during his time with Los Blancos. Reports in Spain suggest that between 2011 and 2014 Ronaldo committed four years’ worth of tax fraud, comprising of four individual crimes of which the total amount reached €14,768,897. Besides that figure, which was reduced to €5m during the court proceedings, the Portuguese will be forced to pay court fees and interest amounting to just under €19m. The …

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Premier League top 6 set for ICC showdown during pre-season

Premier League top 6 set for ICC showdown during pre-season

Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, and Tottenham will be involved in this summer’s International Champions Cup across three continents. Last season’s Premier League top six sides will trade tackles with some of Europe’s best teams. The likes of Bayern Munich, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and PSG, will be involved in 27 games across 24 days in North America, Europe, and Asia. Premier League Champions Man City may likely give new signing Riyad Mahrez his debut when they face Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the early hours of July 21 in Chicago, before meeting Liverpool in New Jersey in a replay …

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Luis Enrique appointed new Spain coach

Luis Enrique appointed new Spain coach

After a year-long sabbatical, Luis Enrique has returned as the Spanish national team manager. The former Barcelona boss took over the position after Fernando Hierro’s resignation from his cameo role at the World Cup. The Spanish FA were looking for Julen Lopetegui’s replacement after his contract was terminated on the eve of the World Cup following his agreement to become Madrid boss. The likes of Roberto Martinez and former Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores were all linked to the vacant position, but the Spaniards finally appointed the former Barcelona Supremo, Enrique as their manager. The former Barcelona midfielder retired from international …

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants Juve move

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Juve move

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his desire to complete a move to Serie A Champions Juventus for a fee believed to be around £88m. Ronaldo prompted questions about his future after their 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool in Kiev, promising an announcement “soon.” The former United hitman cast serious doubt on his future in Madrid moments after winning a third successive Champions League in Kiev and Juventus appear to be testing the club’s resolve as he angles for an improved contract. It now appears Juventus have made the first move to lure him away …

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Ever Banega set to reunite with Unai Emery

Ever Banega set to reunite with Unai Emery

Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega may likely reunite with Unai Emery at the Emirates after holding positive talks with the club, according to reports in England. The Argentina international is currently in Russia at the World Cup where his side are struggling to remain in the tournament with one group match left to play. But his agent Marcelo Simonian is believed to have flown to London to hold talks with Arsenal chiefs, according to reports in Italy. Unai Emery isn't wasting any time! ? Arsenal have held talks with Sevilla and Argentina midfielder Ever Banega over a potential move to the …

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Argentina on the brink as Croatia top group D

Argentina on the brink as Croatia top group D

Argentina suffered another blow to their hopes of qualifying from the knockout phase after a shocking 3-0 loss to Croatia that marked their biggest loss in World Cup group stages since 1958. Jorge Sampaoli’s men continued to make headlines for the wrong reasons as they failed to record a win in their opening two group matches for the first time since 1974, securing only one point in the process. The manager who has come under intense scrutiny and heavy criticism didn’t quell any speculations surrounding him citing an unusual line-up for the game. Big name players like Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo …

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Salah is a great player not World Class- Dmitri Cheryshev

Salah is a great player not World Class- Dmitri Cheryshev

Former Russian footballer Dmitri Cheryshev has started the mind game battle with his recent assessment on Liverpool’s forward Mohammed Salah ahead of their clash against Egypt. The Pharaohs made a return to the global showpiece for the first time since Italia 90 against the Uruguayans but narrowly lost the game without their key player. However, Russian legend Cheryshev thinks that Salah is not in the same class as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Messi. “He [Salah] is an exceptional player, but [he is] not a world-class football star, who can compete for the Golden Boot. Right now [the contenders for the …

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Ronaldo sets new record in World Cup classic

Ronaldo sets new record in World Cup classic

Cristiano Ronaldo weaved his magic wands once again as he produced a world-class performance to deny close neighbors Spain victory in the Iberian derby. The Spaniards came from behind twice to race to a 3-2 lead and seemed as though they were coasting home with the three points, till Ronaldo stole the headlines with an exquisite finish from a set piece that clinched a 3-3 draw. Ronaldo’s hat-trick became the 51st of his career and the 51st hat-trick at the FIFA World Cup. His first goal from the spot meant he joined the likes of Miroslav Klose (2002,2006,2010,2014), Uwe Seeler(1958,1962,1966,1970) …

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Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of FIFA WC

Spain sack manager Julen Lopetegui on the eve of FIFA WC

Spain has sacked manager Julen Lopetegui just a few hours to the start of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. Lopetegui was announced as the new coach of La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid on Tuesday, following the exit of former boss Zinedine Zidane. Initial confirmation from the Spanish FA said the 51-year-old would depart following the World Cup, but on Wednesday federation president Luis Rubiales confirmed that Lopetegui has been removed from his post just two days before Spain’s Group B opener against Portugal. Reports from Spain suggest the timing of Madrid’s announcement was wrong considering the manager had …

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FC Barcelona wants to snap up Liverpool and Arsenal target

FC Barcelona wants to snap up Liverpool and Arsenal target

FC Barcelona are considering making a move for long-term Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar from Ligue 1 side Monaco according to reports from the Spanish press. The French winger came close to leaving Les Monégasques last summer when both Premier League sides launched a massive bid for his services in the final hours of the transfer window but didn’t materialize. There has been a massive exodus of players since Monaco won the French League title two seasons ago. The former French Champions have sold the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Bakayoko, Bernado Silva and most recently Fabinho to Liverpool. Lemar, 22, …

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