Liverpool Refuse To Release Salah For Egypt’s World Cup Qualifiers

English club Liverpool has refused to allow Mohamed Salah to travel to Africa for World Cup qualifiers with Egypt next month, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Monday. According to EFA, Liverpool said they made the decision because Salah would be forced to quarantine on his return to England. It opens up the possibility of similar refusals from other European clubs ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers in Africa, Asia, the Concacaf region, Europe and South America, and puts them on a potential collision course with FIFA, the…

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Arsenal Fell To Premier League Newcomers

Arsenal lost their first English Premier League match of 2021/22 season to league newcomers, Brentford. The hosts scored in both halves and could have scored more on a lucky day. Brentford spent some 74 years away from the first tier and for at least one night they are top of the Premier League table. The Bees got their first goal after 22 minutes when Sergi Canos drove low past keeper Bernd Leno at the near post. Although Arsenal complained bitterly that the ball had gone out of play in the…

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Lionel Messi Has Agreed To Join PSG

Former Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has agreed to join Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on a two-year contract with the option of another year after leaving the Catalans. The deal is worth £25m per year after tax with PSG. The 34-year-old will receive a £25m signing-on fee; Messi was set to sign a new five-year contract at Barcelona but the club was unable to complete the deal due to LaLiga financial fair play rules. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is travelling to Paris Tuesday afternoon to seal his move to the…

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I’m Not Here To Make Up The Numbers, Says Katsande After Joining Sekhukhune

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Willard Katsande, who joined DStv Premiership newcomers Sekhukhune United after a decade at the Soweto giants, said he relishes playing football in a different environment. The Zimbabwean (35) said he is at Sekhukhune to compete, and not to make up the numbers. He said: It’s a great opportunity for me to play in a different environment. I’m not just coming here to make up the numbers, I’m here to compete, and the team has shown lots of support to me. The former Warriors captain was one…

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Tendayi Darikwa Named Wigan Athletic Captain

Warriors right-back Tendayi Darikwa has been named Wigan Athletic captain, the English League One club confirmed on Friday. Meanwhile, Max Power has been confirmed as Club’s vice-captain after his return from Sunderland, while Jamie Jones remains as Latics’ Club captain. The club said: We can confirm that Tendayi Darikwa is the Wigan Athletic captain for the 2021/22 season, with Max Power and Jamie Jones forming the Club’s leadership team as vice-captain and Club Captain. Darikwa arrived at the Club in January, and instantly became a mainstay in the Latics starting…

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Lionel Messi Leaves Barcelona

Lionel Messi has left Barcelona after the two parties failed to reach an agreement over a new deal. Barcelona didn’t have money to secure a new contract for Messi, and the player will leave the club. Spanish outlet MARCA reported on Thursday that Barcelona president Joan Laporta was aware of the situation and the fact, that Messi was further from renewing with the Catalan club than ever before. Barca said in a statement: Despite club and player reaching an agreement and their clear intention to sign a new contract today, this…

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Jack Grealish: Aston Villa captain to undergo Manchester City medical on Thursday ahead of £100m transfer

Jack Grealish will undergo a Manchester City medical on Thursday ahead of his proposed £100m transfer from Aston Villa. City submitted their offer on Friday and it is understood Villa are willing to let Grealish leave for the Premier League champions. The move would represent the biggest transfer in English football history, breaking the previous record held by Paul Pogba who rejoined Manchester United for £93.25m from Juventus in 2016. Grealish, who was given an extended break after playing for England at Euro 2020, has been training with his Villa…

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‘Ings deal out of the claret and blue’

Aston Villa have signed England striker Danny Ings from Southampton for £25m on a three-year deal. The 29-year-old scored 14 goals last season for both club and country and joins summer recruits Leon Bailey, Emi Buendía and Ashley Young at Villa Park. On the signing, head coach Dean Smith said: “Danny is an outstanding Premier League footballer who has scored goals wherever he has played. “He is also a top professional with a great character who will be a leader in our squad and a role model for our rapidly developing…

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Joint statement from English football on anti-discrimination

The FA, Premier League, English Football League, FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship, PFA, LMA, FSA, PGMOL and Kick it Out will collectively support all players, managers and individuals who wish to take the knee ahead of matches this season. Since last June, many players have chosen to perform this simple yet powerful act of taking the knee to protest against racism and discrimination, and in doing so, have elevated important conversations on these issues in society. Following a fantastic summer of international football, our excitement for the return of our…

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Bukayo Saka: Arsenal forward ‘speechless’ after club present him with wall of fans’ well-wishes

Bukayo Saka was subjected to online racial abuse along with Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, after the trio missed penalties in England’s shootout defeat to Italy in the final of Euro 2020 Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been left “speechless” after being presented by the club with thousands of letters of support sent to him by fans after Euro 2020 Along with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, Saka was subjected to racial abuse online after missing a shootout penalty in the final of the competition against Italy last month.…

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