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Liverpool’s Loris Karius commits another blunder in friendly win over Tranmere

Klopp recently defended the 25-year-old on Liverpool’s official website, believing the concussion he sustained in Kiev was “100 percent the explanation” for his errors. Speaking after the Tranmere game, the Liverpool manager tried to downplay Karius’ mishap against the League Two side. He said: “Now Loris concedes that goal but we cannot start the story […]

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Antoine Griezmann explains his lack of celebration vs. Uruguay ‘friends’

France midfielder Antoine Griezmann said it was “normal not to celebrate” his goal that helped knock Uruguay out of the World Cup in Friday’s quarterfinal. Griezmann did not smile, or perform his trademark dance from the Fortnite game, after Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera spilled a long-range shot into the net in the 61st minute. The […]

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Kevin De Bruyne hails Belgium’s defence for sparking win over Brazil

Kevin De Bruyne credited Belgium’s defence for keeping Brazil at bay allowing the Red Devils to take risks in attack that led to their 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory on Friday. After Fernandinho’s early own goal, De Bruyne doubled Belgium’s lead just past the half-hour mark, firing a low, line drive into the side netting […]

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Former players, AIFF slam IOA decision to withdraw Indian team from Asian Games

Former players and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) have criticised the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) decision to withdraw the Indian football team from the Asian Games in August. The IOA had announced that only the teams featuring in the top eight of Asia would be cleared to go, and the Indian football team, ranked […]

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Pep Guardiola was ‘killing’ Yaya Toure’s career – Eboue

Former Ivory Coast and Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue is happy to see midfielder and countryman Yaya Toure leave Manchester City, saying manager Pep Guardiola was ‘killing’ Toure’s career. Toure was one of the Premier League champions’ most influential players after joining the club from Barcelona in 2010. The now-34-year-old played a key role in City’s […]

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Australia won’t change playing style vs. Peru – Bert van Marwijk

Bert van Marwijk has backed Australia to stay the course and overcome Peru, while also trusting France to hold nothing back against Denmark, as the Socceroos bid to reach the World Cup knockout stage for just the second time. Australia face an “emotional” Peru in Sochi on Tuesday, knowing they must win to have any […]

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Ajax take responsibility for ‘inadequate’ Abdelhak Nouri treatment

Ajax have admitted to providing “inadequate” on-field medical treatment for Abdelhak Nouri after the former midfielder collapsed during a preseason friendly last year, the Dutch club’s general manager Edwin van der Sar has said. Nouri suffered a cardiac arrest during the match against German club Werder Bremen in July 2017 and despite being revived on […]

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Gianluigi Buffon banned for three games by UEFA after tirade at referee

Gianluigi Buffon has been banned for his next three European matches by UEFA for comments he made about the referee after Juventus lost in the Champions League quarterfinals last season. Veteran goalkeeper Buffon caused controversy while playing in the second-leg defeat to Real Madrid, when he was shown a red card for vehemently protesting against […]

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Wan Kuzain’s first goal helps Sporting Kansas City down Minnesota United

Teenager Wan Kuzain scored his first professional goal in just his second game, Daniel Salloi and Cristian Lobato added first-half goals, and Sporting Kansas City cruised to a 4-1 victory over Minnesota United on Sunday night in Kansas City. Diego Rubio completed the scoring late in the second half for Kansas City, which moved back […]

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Mario Balotelli scores in return to Italy; France beat Ireland in friendly

Mario Balotelli marked his return to Italy with his first international goal in nearly four years as the Azzurri beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in a friendly on Monday in Roberto Mancini’s first match in charge. Balotelli, who last played and scored for Italy in the 2014 World Cup, broke the deadlock in the 21st minute […]

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