Calvert-Lewin happy to be focal point of Everton attack

Striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is relishing the challenge of leading the line for Everton. The 22-year-old is manager Marco Silva’s first choice ahead of £27million Turkey international Cenk Tosun and has responded by equalling the best goalscoring return of his short career with eight this season. In the last few weeks, he has asked questions of… Continue reading Calvert-Lewin happy to be focal point of Everton attack

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold embracing title race

Trent Alexander-Arnold was watching from the stands as a teenage fan the last time Liverpool were this far embroiled in a Premier League title race. The Reds fell short back in 2013-14 after a late-season collapse, where the then 15-year-old right-back was heartbroken as Manchester City stole the title. He is much more involved this… Continue reading Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold embracing title race

Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool midfielder to miss Switzerland games because of groin injury

Shaqiri scored in Switzerland’s 2-1 win over Serbia in the 2018 World Cup to help his country reach the last 16 Liverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has withdrawn from Switzerland’s squad because of a groin injury. Switzerland play the first of their 2020 European Championship qualifiers in Georgia on Saturday, before a home game against Denmark on 26 March. Shaqiri, 27, has scored six goals for … Continue reading Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool midfielder to miss Switzerland games because of groin injury

Rio state takes over running of Brazil’s iconic Maracanã stadium

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Maracana stadium has a capacity of around 78,000 Rio de Janeiro state says it is taking over the running of Brazil’s Maracanã stadium, cancelling the contract of a private consortium. Governor Wilson Witzel said the decision would take effect on 17 April but would not disrupt football matches. Rio’s state assembly earlier said it would investigate the contract … Continue reading Rio state takes over running of Brazil’s iconic Maracanã stadium

Brain injury charity ‘appalled’ by Ospina concussion incident

Football has been accused of failing to take concussion seriously by a brain injury charity after Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina collapsed during a match on Sunday. Ospina, on loan at the Italian club from Arsenal, fell to the turf in the Serie A game with Udinese having earlier suffered a head injury during a clash… Continue reading Brain injury charity ‘appalled’ by Ospina concussion incident