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Neymar banned two matches as French league opens racism probe

Neymar received a two-match ban Wednesday for his red card against Marseille as the French league announced it would open an investigation into accusations of racism by the Brazil forward against Alvaro Gonzalez.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/17 17:03:41

Top-flight casualties

Leeds and Southampton were the Premier League casualties in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday as League One side Hull City won a Yorkshire derby 9-8 on penalties at Elland Road, while Saints lost 2-0 at home to Brentford.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/17 17:03:40

Flies on the walls

The talk of the football world has been Amazon Prime's documentary on Tottenham Hotspur but it is not the first time that a club has let the cameras in.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/9/17 16:43:40

All or Nothing?

Much has been made of Amazon Prime Sport's latest fly-on-the-wall documentary - All or Nothing: Spurs.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/9/17 11:18:41

Chelsea sink Brighton

Frank Lampard believes Chelsea are already showing the benefits of his 200 million pound ($257 million) spending spree as they kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win at Brighton on Monday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/15 17:33:42

PSG lose to Marseille

Neymar insisted he had been the victim of racism as he was one of five players sent off in a mass brawl at the end of Marseille's 1-0 win over Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/14 16:53:40

'Proper spectacle'

Jurgen Klopp praised both teams for a “proper spectacle” to launch the new Premier League season after Mohamed Salah's hat trick helped Liverpool outgun Leeds 4-3 at an empty Anfield on Saturday.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/13 16:38:40

Messi plays 45 minutes in Barca friendly triumph as La Liga kicks off

Lionel Messi started and played 45 minutes in Barcelona's first preseason friendly on Saturday as Ronald Koeman showed no hesitation in reintegrating the Argentinian.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/13 16:33:43

Room 101

On Tuesday night in Stockholm, Cristiano Ronaldo did what he has done so many times before. Not just scoring against Sweden for Portugal in a completive game - though he does have a history of that - but making history.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/9/10 15:58:40

Newcastle take issue with Premier League over 'rejected' Saudi bid

Newcastle United took issue with the Premier League on Wednesday by accusing the body of acting inappropriately in rejecting a Saudi Arabian-backed takeover bid based on an owners and directors' test.
Soure:Reuters: 2020/9/10 15:53:40

The new boys

The English Premier League kicks off its 2020-21 season this weekend just weeks after the last one concluded. In between there have been the UEFA Europa League and Champions League seasons ending, the English FA Cup and Community Shields and a pair of England international friendlies, among a return of UEFA Nations League action for European teams.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/9/9 17:03:40

Ronaldo at the double

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning brace to take him to 101 international goals for Portugal in a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sweden in the Nations League on Tuesday, while France won a repeat of the 2018 World Cup final 4-2 over Croatia.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/9 16:48:40

Greenwood and Foden are sent home but they will be back

The coronavirus has changed football. Games are so often behind closed doors and the players who play them have been kept in a bubble before and after to make sure they can go ahead. They have no contact with the outside world to speak of – or at least they are not meant to, which is where England's stars in the making Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood fell foul.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/9/9 15:23:40

Italy take top spot

Italy moved top of their UEFA Nations League group on Monday after an impressive 1-0 win over the Netherlands that was slightly spoiled by news rising star Nicolo Zaniolo might have suffered another serious knee injury.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/8 17:13:41

Winning starts

European heavyweights England, world champions France, holders Portugal and Belgium all enjoyed winning starts to their UEFA Nations League campaigns on Saturday even if there were signs of international rust following the coronavirus shutdown.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/6 17:18:40

'Difficult' for Messi to stay at Barca, says father and agent Jorge

Jorge Messi, father and agent of Lionel Messi, said on Wednesday he thinks it will be "difficult" for his son to stay at Barcelona.
Soure:AFP: 2020/9/3 16:53:42

Changing their stripes

"Today, begins a new chapter of his career in the world of football," read an August 5 statement from Italian giants Juventus, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri following the club's exit from the UEFA Champions League to French side Olympique Lyonnais.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/9/3 16:33:40

An Englishman abroad

It's the transfer window and as always all eyes are on England when it comes to separating football club chairmen from the pages of their check books.
Soure:Global Times: 2020/9/2 16:38:40