Hazard could still make Euros – Martinez

Belgium coach Robert Martinez is confident forward Eden Hazard could be back from injury to time for the European Championships in June but warned on Friday no pressure must be placed on his recovery. The Belgium captain has struggled with a series of injuries this season that have limited his playing time for both Real […]

German PL stars allowed back for World Cup qualifiers

German Premier League stars such as Timo Werner and Ilkay Gundogan will be granted an exception to coronavirus restrictions in order to play for their country in World Cup qualifiers later this month, the German FA (DFB) said Thursday. The DFB said that local health authorities had greenlighted the exception to strict Covid-19 restrictions on […]

Barca’s Dembele back in France squad for World Cup qualifiers

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele were recalled to the France squad on Thursday as the World Cup holders begin their campaign to qualify for next year’s tournament in Qatar with a triple-header of matches this month. Dembele, 23, was part of the France squad that won the World Cup in […]

Effiong and Atshimene still major Injury Doubts for Akwa United

The duo of Otobong Effiong and Charles Atshimene have been ruled out of Akwa United’s match against FC Ifeanyi Ubah this Wednesday. According to Akwa United Coach Kennedy Boboye, the influential have not recovered fully from the injury they sustained when the team was involved in auto crash last Friday. The two players sat out […]

Simeone confident Suarez and Felix can unlock Chelsea

Luis Suarez, despite his Champions League goal drought, and Joao Felix, whose future is in question, will start together as Atletico Madrid try to fight back in their second leg at Chelsea, coach Diego Simeone said on Tuesday. “Only one objective: victory,” said Simeone, whose team face a 1-0 deficit in the last-16 tie after […]

Real overcome Elche with late Benzema double

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema rescued his side again by scoring two late goals to snatch a 2-1 win at home to Elche in LaLiga on Saturday and revive his side’s hopes of catching leaders Atletico Madrid. Elche took a shock lead just after the hour mark with a bullet header from Dani Calvo which crashed […]

Zaha becomes first Premier League player not to take knee

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha became the first Premier League player not to take a knee in protest against racism when he stayed standing with his hands behind his back before kickoff in Saturday’s 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. The Ivory Coast international said last month he would stop taking a knee before matches […]

Ancelotti open to conversation with Iwobi over best position

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says he’s willing to have a conversation with Alex Iwobi regarding his favorite position on the pitch. It would be recalled that Iwobi sparked reactions on social media during the week when he suggested that he hasn’t been playing in his favorite position for quite some time. Although it is unclear […]

Injury Scare for Ighalo in Al Shabab Loss

Odion Ighalo failed to rescue his club Al Shabab from the away defeat to Al Ittihad in the Saudi Premier League on Wednesday. Ighalo was named in the starting eleven, but failed to get on the scoresheet to save his team from going down 2-1 at the King Abdul Aziz stadium. Saudi Arabia national team […]