A Real Madrid fan holds aloft a Zidane cut-out Zinedine Zidane returned as Real Madrid manager on Saturday and oversaw a 2-0 home win over Celta Vigo. His latest stint is the 17th managerial reign at Real this century. But can you name the 16 managers who preceded him? It’s a tough one so we’ll give you a clue to get you started – Zidane … Continue reading Quiz: Can you name every Real Madrid manager this century?
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been called up to the England squad for the first time for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. The 18-year-old was due to be part of the England Under-21 squad. Hudson-Odoi has made 19 appearances for Chelsea this season but is yet to start a Premier League game. Luke Shaw has joined John Stones, Fabian … Continue reading Callum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea winger called up to England squad from Under-21s
Roberto Mancini says he is ready to unleash Italy’s young players in Euro 2020 qualifying, singling out Nicolo Zaniolo and Moise Kean. Zaniolo and Kean were called up for Italy’s first two qualifiers against Finland and Liechtenstein, and Mancini made it clear they were just as much about the present as they were the future.… Continue reading Mancini ready to unleash youth
Genoa are reportedly set to sign Galatasaray winger Sinan Gumus this summer. According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, Genoa’s deal for Gumus will be finalised ‘shortly’. The Grifone will not pay a transfer fee for the 25-year-old as he will become a free agent on June 30. The German Turk has scored four goals and… Continue reading Genoa to sign Galatasaray winger
Inter striker Mauro Icardi declared Milan was ‘only black and blue’ after his side’s Derby della Madonnina victory on Sunday. Icardi did not take part at San Siro as he continues to receive treatment for an alleged knee injury, but the Argentine could not resist taking a swipe at his arch-rivals following the Nerazzurri’s 3-2… Continue reading Inter: Icardi taunts Milan
There was a minute’s silence for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings before the weekend’s Six Nations games, but not at Premier League or FA Cup matches A tribute will be paid to the victims of the Christchurch shootings before England’s match against the Czech Republic at Wembley on 22 March. Fifty people died in an attack on two mosques in New Zealand on … Continue reading Christchurch mosque shootings: England to pay tribute to New Zealand victims
Blackburn midfielder Corry Evans is Northern Ireland’s only injury worry as the squad assembled for their forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers. The 28-year-old came off after 68 minutes of Rovers’ 4-2 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend and has undergone a scan on a hamstring problem at the club. However, he will still join up… Continue reading Northern Ireland midfielder Corry Evans doubtful for Estonia and Belarus clashes
Champions League matches at weekends would not have the backing of supporters, according to a key figure in the European game. Representatives from UEFA and the European Club Association are set to meet on Tuesday, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that radical changes to the format of continental club competitions will be discussed. Moving… Continue reading Fans ‘won’t support Champions League games at weekends’
Chelsea have lodged a formal complaint with UEFA over racist abuse aimed at Callum Hudson-Odoi during the closing stages of the 5-0 Europa League win away to Dynamo Kiev. The Premier League club issued a statement on Monday highlighting the incident during the second leg on March 14, which did not name Hudson-Odoi directly. During… Continue reading Chelsea lodge complaint over racist abuse in Dynamo Kiev match
Callum Hudson-Odoi told Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta about the incident after the match Chelsea have lodged a complaint with Uefa over racist abuse aimed at Callum Hudson-Odoi during the second leg of their Europa League win at Dynamo Kiev. During the last two minutes of the match last Thursday, Hudson-Odoi was understood to be subjected to monkey chants from a group of home fans. The … Continue reading Chelsea complain about racial abuse of Callum Hudson-Odoi at Dynamo Kiev
Milan midfielder Franck Kessie reportedly received racist abuse from Inter fans during Sunday’s defeat in the Derby della Madonnina. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, supporters belonging to Inter’s Curva Nord at San Siro targeted Kessie with monkey noises. The newspaper writes the chants came in ‘the first quarter of an hour’ and could have ‘destabilised’… Continue reading Kessie subjected to racist abuse?
David Ospina’s father has assured that while the Napoli goalkeeper remains in intensive care after his head injury, he is doing well. A CAT scan came up clear and confirmed Ospina did not lose consciousness after a collision with Udinese forward Nacho Pussetto during Napoli’s 4-2 win at the San Paolo on Sunday. “I haven’t… Continue reading 'Ospina still in intensive care, but…'