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Milan star Kessie still wants penalties after hit and miss against Fiorentina

Milan midfielder Franck Kessie scored one penalty and had another saved in the 2-0 win over Fiorentina but is keen to keep the job.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails "meticulous" Edinson Cavani and updates on David de Gea injury

Manchester United boss Solskjaer heaped praise on Cavani after he came off the bench at half-time to assist one goal and score two more in the 3-2 win at Southampton


Underground Maradona museum in Naples pays tribute to football legend

An underground museum in the backstreets of Naples is filled with Diego Maradona memorabilia. FRANCE 24's Mark Owen reports on a tribute to the football legend. For fans of Diego Maradona, a musem in the backstreets of Naples is a must-see. Photos of the football legend sit alongside clippings, cuttings, certificates and "absolute dynamite" like Maradona's training jacket from 1989. "These are all souvenirs he gave to my family," said the...


'Major talent' Depay can help Barca build for future – Seedorf

Ex-Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf discussed Memphis Depay's potential move to Barcelona with Stats Perform News.


Jake Paul calls out Conor McGregor again amid criticism after Nate Robinson knockout

YouTube star Paul beat the former NBA player Robinson in a devastating knockout in the second round of their fight on Mike Tyson's undercard


'Not good enough. We didn’t have any courage of our own conviction' - Farrell

The Ireland head coach was frustrated his team couldn’t kick on after a ‘decent’ first half.


Super sub Cavani secures dramatic Man Utd comeback win

Man Utd fought back from two goals down at half time to secure a dramatic 3-2 victory as Edinson Cavani's double rescued Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side at Southampton.


Ryan laments Ireland easing 'off the pedal' against Georgia

The young skipper was in no mood to accentuate positives of an unconvincing win..


Joe Joyce the only winner on a strange night for old, new and fallen boxing heroes

Joe Joyce was the old-fashioned hero on a night when reputations, legacies and promises collided as old and young men chased elusive boxing dreams. It is never easy to hunt down lost causes in a sport that refuses any type of compassion for losers: boxing can be the coldest of trades. In London, at the regal Church House in the shadow of Big Ben, Joyce broke the heart and damaged the left eye of Daniel Dubois in round ten and in Los Angeles Mike...


Ulster speedster Sexton in line for debut in Edinburgh

John Cooney and Ian Madigan fill the half-back roles in Murrayfield.


Leon Bailey insists son's unique name is not to do with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

The Bayer Leverkusen winger raised some eyebrows when he announced his newborn child would be called Leo Cristiano


Philippe Coutinho makes "exciting" Liverpool admission as he discusses his future

Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool in 2018 with Barcelona splashing out £142million on the Brazilian. The midfielder has since been linked with a move back to Anfield


Edinson Cavani's storming display ends debate about his signing

Manchester United continue to divide opinion, not least between the two managers prowling the technical areas at St Mary’s. Ole Gunnar Solskjær had rather optimistically posited before the game that his side were becoming more consistent. Ralph Hasenhüttl, speaking from a position higher in the table than his opponents, offered the view that with United at the moment you simply don’t know what you are going to get. The topsy turvy 90 minutes...


Messi tribute to Maradona 'a beautiful surprise' to Barcelona

Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho spoke about Lionel Messi's moving tribute to Diego Maradona.


Watch: Hilarious Courtois howler seals yet another defeat for out-of-form Real Madrid

Real Madrid are having a bit of a mare so far this season, and their misery was compounded after a terrible howler from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. A shock 2-1 defeat at home to Deportivo Alaves has left them six points off Real Sociedad at the top of the Primera Division. Zinedine Zidane’s side have won […]


Home favourite Bezuidenhout wins Alfred Dunhill Championship

A blemish-free back nine on the final round saw Christiaan Bezuidenhout win the Alfred Dunhill Championship by four strokes.


Arsenal vs Wolves prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos labelled international teammate Adama Traore as ‘very special’ ahead of Wolves’ trip to the Emirates Stadium. The winger could cause Arsenal’s defence problems, and Mikel Arteta’s side are desperate to turn things around after consecutive home defeats. Wolves manager Nuno played down the impact of the extra rest his side have been afforded as the Gunners played in the Europa League this week. READ MORE: Premier...


Premier League club ‘waiting nervously’ as Covid-19 outbreak threatens to derail season

Newcastle United are in for a nervous wait as they look to see whether their cases of Covid-19 will continue to increase in the coming days. Cases have been on the rise around the English top-flight ever since the recent November international window saw a number of players test positive on their travels. A number […]


Newcastle amid coronavirus fears

Newcastle United were forced to abandon plans to stage a first-team training session on Sunday amid fears they are in the grip of a coronavirus outbreak. Two more players have tested positive over the weekend, meaning five members of the first team bubble – understood to be four players and one member of staff – are now self isolating. The situation has prompted another round of testing with Steve Bruce waiting anxiously on the results as the...


'Renaming of Elland Road stand after Jack Charlton will cement legacy'

On Friday, Leeds renamed their imposing East Stand - the biggest cantilever stand in the world when it was built in 1992 - in tribute to the man affectionately known as 'Big Jack'.


Dier says Spurs more 'pragmatic' under Jose than they were under Poch

Eric Dier believes that under Jose Mourinho's management Tottenham can continue to build and end the wait for a Premier League title. Spurs haven't won a league title since the 1960-61 season.


Messi goal and Maradona tribute were 'great in every sense'

Lionel Messi honoured Diego Maradona after scoring against Osasuna, something that impressed Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman.


Chelsea XI vs Tottenham: Confirmed early team news, lineup, latest injuries for Premier League today

Christian Pulisic is fit for Chelsea’s top-of-the-table clash with Tottenham today, and is on the bench. Pulisic hasn’t played since coming on a late substitute against Krasnodar last month. He tweaked his hamstring in the warm-up ahead of the 3-0 win at Burnley on October 31 and has spent the best part of a month trying to resolve the issue with Chelsea’s medical staff. Physios took extra precaution with the 22-year-old as Frank Lampard tries...


As it happened: Ireland v Georgia, Autumn Nations Cup

It’s the third of four matches in the stop-gap series and we’re going minute-by-minute.


Tight end Andrews latest Baltimore player to test positive for COVID-19 - report

The Ravens saw their roster further depleted on Sunday as they prepare to face the unbeaten Steelers in Week 12.


David de Gea forced off injured at half-time during Man Utd clash at Southampton

De Gea was replaced by back-up Henderson with the Red Devils 2-0 down at St Mary's after he appeared to suffer a knee injury while trying to save James Ward-Prowse's free kick


Roy Keane hails Edinson Cavani after saving Man Utd despite "mind-boggling" moment

Edinson Cavani was Manchester United's hero at Southampton, coming off the bench to score two goals in the dramatic win on the south coast


Papa Bouba Diop dead: Former Fulham, Portsmouth and Senegal midfielder dies aged 42

Papa Bouba Diop, the former Senegal international who played for Fulham and Portsmouth, has died aged 48 after a long illness, Fifa has confirmed. The midfielder rose to prominence at the 2002 World Cup, scoring the opening goal of the tournament as Senegal shocked reigning champions France in a famous 1-0 victory. Diop grew up in the Senegalese capital Dakar and moved to Switzerland aged 20 to pursue his football career. Following the 2002...


Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Fuller was playing around with a teammate a couple months ago when she kicked a soccer ball through the uprights from 45 yards away. She joked about being able to kick a football with teammates during the Southeastern Conference soccer tournament. On Saturday, she made history. Fuller became the first woman to participate in a Power Five conference football game when she kicked off for Vanderbilt to start the second...


Full extent of Daniel Dubois injury confirmed as he faces surgery after Joe Joyce loss

The 23-year-old spent Saturday night at Moorfields Eye Hospital and will now see a specialist on Monday


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains why he was "calm" despite Man Utd trailing Southampton 2-0

The Red Devils boss insists he was unfazed at the interval despite the Saints leading 2-0 through Jan Bednarek's headed opener and James Ward-Prowse's free kick


Remembering when Papa Bouba Diop nearly broke the Fulham net against Manchester United

A LOOK BACK: Papa Bouba Diop has passed away at the age of 42. Here we look back at the moment that defined his time at Fulham - a spectacular goal from 25-yards


How VAR has affected Liverpool since being introduced in the Premier League

Liverpool have had VAR calls go for and against them since its introduction at the beginning of the 2019-20 season in the Premier League, and were left frustrated after being on the receiving end of decisions at Brighton on Saturday


Harry Redknapp opens up on Frank Lampard's row with Jose Mourinho after chat with Chelsea boss

Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho will go head-to-head on Sunday in a battle between two of the league's in-form teams as Chelsea host Tottenham at Stamford Bridge


Cavani scores stoppage-time winner as Man United come from 2-0 down to beat Southampton

Bednarek and Ward-Prowse had Saints dreaming of a first home league win against United since 2003.


AC Milan 2-0 Fiorentina: Rossoneri extended lead at top of the table

AC Milan beat Fiorentina at the San Siro on Sunday thanks to goals from Alessio Romagnoli and Franck Kessie. The result will see AC Milan go five points ahead of second-place Inter Milan.


Greenwood returns for Man Utd as Van de Beek makes first Premier League start

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has handed Donny van de Beek a full Premier League debut, with Mason Greenwood also starting.


'So clever, so sharp': Solskjær hails Cavani's impact for Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjær believes Edinson Cavani is giving Manchester United’s attack a dimension they have lacked since the departure of Romelu Lukaku. Cavani came on at half-time against Southampton with United 2-0 down and inspired them to a 3-2 victory with two goals and an assist. And afterwards Solskjær hailed the impact and professionalism of the 33-year-old Uruguayan signed on deadline day from Paris Saint-Germain. “He’s got all the...


Riyad Mahrez admits Manchester City's scoring woes were 'frustrating'

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez claimed his first treble in five years as City thrashed the Clarets 5-0 in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.


Leeds 'are targeting Sevilla's Julen Lopetegui if Marcelo Bielsa goes'

The much-vaunted Argentine Marcelo Bielsa was named on FIFA's five-man shortlist for Best Men's Coach alongside Jurgen Klopp, Hansi Flick, Zinedine Zidane and Julen Lopetegui.


Debuts, returnees, and brothers start together as Munster name team to face Zebre at Thomond

Johann van Graan has shown his hand for tomorrow’s Pro14 clash.


Ex-Ireland star claims that football ‘has lost its soul’ due to ‘rotten’ VAR

Former Ireland international Tony Cascarino claims that football has ‘lost its soul’ due to the ‘rotten’ introduction of VAR.


Which of Arsenal and Wolves looks more likely to finish in top six?

Both have found league goals hard to come by with just nine each this season, somewhat offsetting their strong defensive performances which has seen the pair concede just 10 goals apiece.


Roy Keane suggests Southampton match highlighted weak link at Manchester United

Manchester United went two goals behind against the Saints at St Mary's after Jan Bednarek opened the scoring with a header and James Ward-Prowse fired home a free-kick


Neymar fires warning to PSG teammates ahead of crunch Man Utd fixture

Paris Saint-Germain travel to Manchester United on Wednesday for a Champions League fixture which may have huge ramifications for both side's hopes of qualification to the last 16


Sunderland sack Phil Parkinson after five games without a win

Sunderland are currently sitting eighth in Sky Bet League One table - seven points behind leaders Hull. As a result, Sunderland have sacked manager Phil Parkinson after going five games without a win.


Jordan Henderson declares Liverpool "need to adapt" after Brighton draw

Henderson has sent a rallying cry to his teammates after the 1-1 draw at the Amex - a result which means they will not end the week at the top of the Premier League


Does Mikel Arteta have a disciplinary issue to sort at Arsenal?

Nicolas Pepe's red card against Leeds at the weekend was the fifth occasion on which an Arsenal player had been given his marching orders since Mikel Arteta took charge in December.


Arsenal transfer news: Gunners willing to cut losses on record signing Nicolas Pepe

Mikel Arteta has reportedly lost patience in the Ivory Coast international and could sanction his sale


Watch: Messi scores stunner and reveals Newell's Old Boys jersey in tribute to Diego Maradona

In celebration, Messi revealed he was wearing a Newell’s Old Boys jersey, the other club for whom both he and Maradona played.