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Mancini include Balotelli, Chiellini in Italy squad

Mancini include Balotelli, Chiellini in Italy squad

Roberto Mancini has included Mario Balotelli and Giorgio Chiellini in his recent national team squad, according to ESPN. The Juventus defender is set to make his first competitive outing since their disappointing World Cup qualifying playoff loss over two legs to Sweden back in 2017. Alongside Chiellini, Balotelli was equally included in the recent team selection as Mancini prepares his team for the upcoming UEFA Nations League games against Poland and Portugal. Monaco young forward Pietro Pellegri, 17, was among five players receiving their first call-ups by coach Roberto Mancini on Saturday. The others were Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno, defenders Manuel Lazzari …

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We need to take teams seriously: Txiki Begiristain

We need to take teams seriously: Txiki Begiristain

Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain believes their biggest threat in Group F is German Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim The Premier League champions were placed in Group F of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League season alongside Shakhtar Donetsk and Olympique Lyon. And to the Citizen’s director of football, his team has to take all rivals very seriously. “They’ve done lovely work as a football club,” he told Sky Sports News. “We need to take all the teams, but especially Hoffenheim very, very seriously.” “We have Pep, all of his staff have been in Germany, so they know how strong …

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“It’s amazing to be with the best” – David Beckham

“It’s amazing to be with the best” – David Beckham

David Beckham has revealed he was proud to be honoured with the 2018 UEFA President’s Award ahead of the Champions League group stage draw. The award was presented to him ahead of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Monaco for his work with children around the world. “It’s amazing to be up there with some of the best,” Beckham told the UEFA’s official website. “So I’m very honored, honored to be here, to be part of such a special event.” “I’ve been lucky to have played with some of the biggest clubs with some of the best …

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Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Champions League draw: Ronaldo set for United return, Liverpool face PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to reunite with Manchester United after Juventus were paired alongside the Old Trafford outfit in the Champions League group stage. Completing the group are Valencia and Swiss side Young Boys in what many tagged as a tight group for Mourinho’s men. Another difficult draw was handed to Mauricio Pochettino’s men who will take on La Liga champions Barcelona, as well as Inter Milan and PSV, in Group B. The official result of the #UCLdraw! ? Toughest group? ? pic.twitter.com/G6rPKtQuU8 — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 30, 2018 Last season’s runners-up Liverpool, in Pot Three for the draw, come up …

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England name 23-man squad for UEFA Nations League

England name 23-man squad for UEFA Nations League

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad for their games against Spain and Switzerland The Three Lions will begin their UEFA Nations League campaign at Wembley when they play Spain on September 8 before a showdown with Switzerland in Leicester three days later. The surprise inclusion to the squad is Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, who has been recalled by Southgate after being left out of the World Cup selection in favour of club teammate Ashley Young – who misses out this time around. Three other new faces have been included in Liverpool’s Joe Gomez, Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Southampton goalkeeper Alex …

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UEFA set to introduce VAR in Champions League

UEFA set to introduce VAR in Champions League

UEFA are considering the option of introducing VAR in the latter stages of this season’s Champions League. The World Cup in Russia welcomed the introduction of video assistant referees with overall success. And the Times reports UEFA is working on a plan for the system to come into play from the quarter-finals of the Champions League. There had been doubts over using VAR in Europe’s premier competition due to the human resources required for eight group matches on the same night But UEFA believes by introducing it for the Champions League latter stages; they can gradually integrate it into the …

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Atletico Madrid reign supreme in Europe

Atletico Madrid reign supreme in Europe

Atletico Madrid beat European Champions Real Madrid 4-2 in a thrilling encounter in Tallin to win their third UEFA Super Cup trophy Diego Costa powered the Europa League winners to the lead after just 49 seconds of the game with a powerful strike from an acute angle. Los Blancos were back on level terms in the 27th minute of the game when a beautiful cross from Bale met Benzema’s header from close range. Madrid regained the lead in the 63rd minute when Sergio Ramos expertly converted from the spot after a handball from Juanfran. However, Simeone’s men had other ideas …

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UEFA goal of the season contenders announced

UEFA goal of the season contenders announced

UEFA has released a list of  12 candidates that have been nominated for the goal of the season with Cristiano Ronaldo and Christian Eriksen included in the list Cristiano Ronaldo’s beautiful overhead bicycle kick against his new club Juventus in last season’s Champions League quarter-final clash for Real Madrid is in the voting poll. While Eriksen’s goal for Denmark against the Republic of Ireland in the qualifying stages of the World Cup has also been included after the Tottenham playmaker timed his finish to perfection. Marseille’s Dimitri Payet has also got a nod on the list for his superb finish against RB …

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Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward

Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is up for another accolade as he has been shortlisted for the best forward award in last season’s Champions League Mohammed Salah netted 11 goals to help Jurgen Klopp’s side reach the final in Kiev, where he was injured as the Reds lost 3-1 to Los Blancos. Other nominees in that category include Cristiano Ronaldo – who left Madrid for Juventus this summer and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. View this post on Instagram Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 10, 2018 at 1:48am PDT City’s Kevin De Bruyne …

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Liverpool fans attacked by hooligaans in Kiev

Liverpool fans attacked by hooligaans in Kiev

Reports from the Capital city of Ukraine shows that some Liverpool fans were attacked by hooligans in a restaurant near the Stadium. The Ukrainian security officials confirmed that some arrests have been made in connection to the brawl. They said it was a case of ‘group hooliganism’ after two people they described as ‘foreigners’ were injured. The fracas, which occurred around 11 pm local time on Thursday, happened while Liverpool fans were at a restaurant in the Ukrainian capital. Mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, has said that the Liverpool fans were attacked like a ‘pack of dogs’ and told the …

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Juventus Vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Juventus Vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Real Madrid look to become the first team in history to retain the UEFA Champions League when they go head to head with Italian giants Juventus in Cardiff on Saturaday night June 3rd (June 4th in IST). Juventus Vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League June 3rd 2017 Details Juventus have won four, drawn one, and lost two of their last seven matches against Real Madrid, with both sides scoring in six of these games. Real Madrid have seen both teams score in 92% of their Champions League matches this season, and both teams have scored in 83% of the last 12 Champions League finals. Dates, Fixtures, Schedule United …

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Ajax Vs Manchester United UEFA Europa League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Ajax Vs Manchester United UEFA Europa League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Celta Vigo look to overturn their UEFA Europa League deficit on the road to Manchester United on Thursday night, May 11th (May 12th in IST). Ajax Vs Manchester United UEFA Europa League May 24th 2017 Details It’s a dead heat in the head to head between these sides with both sides claiming two wins from the previous four matches. The sides last met in UEFA Europa League back in 2012 and the Manchester United progressed to the next stage after a 3-2 aggregate win. Ajax have scored an average of 1.71 goals per game in the Europa League this season but their defence away from …

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Manchester United Vs Celta Vigo UEFA Europa League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Manchester United Vs Celta Vigo UEFA Europa League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Celta Vigo look to overturn their UEFA Europa League deficit on the road to Manchester United on Thursday night, May 11th (May 12th in IST). Manchester United Vs Celta Vigo UEFA Europa League May 11th 2017 Details Last week’s 1-0 win for Manchester United was the first meeting between these two teams. 86% of Manchester United’s last seven home games have seen Under 2.5 Goals, as have 50% of Celta Vigo’s last ten on the road. Dates, Fixtures, Schedule United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time) 11.05.2017 15:05 EST England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom) 11.05.2017 20:05 GMT+0 India (IST Indian Time) …

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Lyon Vs Ajax UEFA Europa League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Lyon Vs Ajax UEFA Europa League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Lyon look for a miracolus comeback when they host Ajax Amsterdam in their UEFA Europa League semi final second leg on Thursday night, May 11th (May 12th in IST). Lyon Vs Ajax UEFA Europa League May 11th 2017 Details Ajax have won three and drawn two of their five previous matches against Lyon. Lyon have won 78% of their last nine home matches in all tournaments, with both teams scoring in 78% of them. Lyon have lost 50% of their last six away from home and seen both teams score in 83% of them. Dates, Fixtures, Schedule United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time) 11.05.2017 15:05 EST …

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Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Atletico Madrid look to pull off a miracolus comeback in the UEFA Champions League when they host Real Madrid on Wednesday night, 10th of May 2017. (May 11th in IST). Atletico Madrid Vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League May 10th 2017 Details Real Madrid have won three, drawn three, and lost one of their last seven meetings with Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid have won 50% of their last six home games against Real Madrid, losing just 17% of them. The hosts have also won 80% of their last ten home Champions League games. Dates, Fixtures, Schedule United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time) …

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Juventus Vs Monaco UEFA Champions League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Juventus Vs Monaco UEFA Champions League 2016-2017 IST Indian Time Live Stream and Telecast Channels

Monaco look for a miraculous comeback in the UEFA Champions League when they travel to Juventus on Tuesday night May 9th (May 10th in IST). Juventus Vs Monaco UEFA Champions League May 9th 2017 Details Juventus have won two and drawn one of their three past meetings with Monaco. Juventus have won 100% of their last ten home games, with 90% of them being by more than a single goal margin. Dates, Fixtures, Schedule United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time) 9.05.2017 14:45 EST England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom) 9.05.2017 19:45 GMT+0 India (IST Indian Time) 10.05.2017 0:15 IST Match Venue Juventus Stadium, …

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