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first_img It’s not clear, though, if Barça can sell players while they are under FIFA’s transfer ban. After six seasons with Arsenal and two in the background at Barcelona, Alex Song is once again able to enjoy his football on loan at West Ham.  10/10/2014 The ‘Daily Star’ have published a story on Friday suggesting that Liverpool are still interested in the Cameroon international, as previously published in Sport. If Liverpool are keen to sign Song next summer, or even in January, following his impressive form back in England, they would still have to fork out for his services – he has a contract at Barça until 2017. Upd. at 21:27 After just a few weeks in the Premier League, Song has already established himself in the West Ham team.  And it seems reasonable to expect him to leave the Catalan club for good next summer. Carlos Domínguez CEST Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano, Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Samper are all now ahead of him in the pecking order. Either way, it’s hard to imagine Song will have a future back at Camp Nou. They may have to loan Song to the Anfield club to start with and then sell him at a later date, as Manchester United have done with Radamel Falcao.last_img read more

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first_imgThe British press believe that Louis Van Gaal is now turning the screw with regards to the deal between Manchester United and Real Madrid over goalkeeper David De Gea, who will start pre-season training with the Red Devils next Monday. 30/06/2015 Sport EN On their own part, Manchester United rejected a 21 million euro offer from Real Madrid, asking for 42 million euros instead. Florentino Perez has doubts about the price, however, and is aware that De Gea will be available on a free transfer at the end of next season. CEST The complicated situation arises after Van Gaal was unable to persuade De Gea to stay at Old Trafford. The goalkeeper rejected an offer of 282 thousand euros per week, which would have made him the highest-paid shot-stopper in the world. In England the De Gea situation is considered to be in a state of limbo, bearing in mind that the goalkeeper will be travelling with the Man United squad on a tour of America, while Rafa Benitez’s men will be embarking on a tour to Australia. Upd. at 13:04 The Daily Star has cited a source from the Manchester club: “Unless they reach a deal before the start of next week, which isn’t probable, David will return to the club to start the pre-season, which isn’t ideal for anyone involved.”last_img read more

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first_img At right-back, Casillas went for Michel Salgado, who played more than 200 games for Los Blancos. Roberto Carlos, famous for his free-kicks, was the option at left-back.  Fernando Hierro and Sergio Ramos form the centre-back partnership, while Luis Figo, who arrived at the club as Florentino Perez’s election weapon, Zinedine Zidane, the current first team manager, and the Argentine Fernando Redondo (six seasons at the club) complete the midfield.  Sport EN CEST Upd. at 15:13 Further forward, Casillas has chosen the forward which most fans of the club would surely agree with: the Brazilian Ronaldo, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and club legend Raul Gonzalez. Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who now plays for Porto, has revealed the best XI of players he played with in the Spanish capital, where he played between 1999 and 2015.  Even though it’s probable the majority of fans would choose him as the goalkeeper, the Spain international hasn’t included himself. Instead he named Bodo Illgner, the goalkeeper he replaced in the side during the 1999-2000 season.  26/04/2016last_img read more

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first_img There are players that get tired of winning, and I have players with a tremendous hunger to win and they will continue to win.” The defeat in the Euro 2004 final to Greece, when Portugal were the hosts, was brought up in the press conference. 09/07/2016 Alfonso Callejas Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET Relaxed, combining jokes and seriousness, the Portugal coach Fernando Santos faced the official press conference ahead of the Euro 2016 final. When told that many people thought that this was not the best possible final, Santos replied with irritation: “France and Portugal have reached the final deservedly. We have mixed youth with experience. To be the host nation, it is natural (to be a favourite), but going from being a favourite to winning is a different story.” He did not want to avoid the pressure of the big occasion: “Before the tournament, I said that the favourites were the world champions (Germany), the European champions (Spain) and France, as they were playing at home. The Portuguese coach said, with full conviction: “I think that Portugal will make history in this final, this is a group of players that will give everything to satisfy millions of Portuguese people.” Santos commented: “Portugal does not play against history, but against France, a great team that we repect a lot.”last_img read more

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first_img “It is delaying the date of my return to the field. I maintain my hope and motivation to enjoy my great passion, football.” Wenger has admitted Cazorla’s injury is the worst he has ever known, with the player’s foot requiring a series of operations, as well as a skin graft from his arm. Upd. at 13:03 29/11/2017 AFP Arsene Wenger had expressed hope Cazorla might recover in time to feature again in January but the 32-year-old has suffered a fresh setback. Cazorla: el drama que no acaba The message was accompanied by a picture of Cazorla making a gesture of prayer while in action for Arsenal. Cazorla has not played for the Gunners since October last year and said earlier this month he almost lost his foot due to a serious infection. “Due to some discomfort in the tendon the last few days, I have had to undergo surgery,” Cazorla tweeted on Wednesday. CET Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been forced to have another operation on his Achilles, prolonging his long injury nightmare and delaying his return to action. Cazorla joined Arsenal in 2012 from Malaga and has made more than 150 appearances for the club. IN SPORT.ES Debido a unas molestias en el tendón que llevaba arrastrando los ultimos dias, he tenido que volver a pasar por el quirofano. Toca retrasar la fecha de vuelta a los terrenos de juego, mantengo la ilusión y motivación para volver a disfrutar de mi gran pasión, el futbol.#football pic.twitter.com/HpYYRd9VyQ— Santi Cazorla (@19SCazorla) 29 de noviembre de 2017last_img read more

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first_img Ballou Tabla y McGuane impresionan en el Barça B 01/02/2018 Ballou Tabla (18, Impact Montreal) and Marcus McGuane (18, Arsenal) are the two unknowns of the Barça B squad after they joined the club in January. But the feeling in the dressing room is good and their teammates are already impressed by them.  Little was known of Ballou Tabla before his arrival. Coming from MLS, the Ivory Coast born attacker represents Canada in international football. His pace has stood out in his early training sessions and his ability in one on one situations. They see a player who will add a lot in attack. His weak point is in the defensive transition, which will have to be improved.  Upd. at 17:18 CET IN SPORT.ES Marcus McGuane has only just started training but there are already big hopes. The former Arsenal man played for the Gunners in the Europa League this season. His strength and technique is excellent. His versatility is also key. McGuane can play as a defensive midfielder, a central midfielder, a centre-back or a full-back. Without doubt, someone who can be used by Gerard Lopez.  @albert_roge Albert Rogé Therefore, despite their ages, everything suggests they will be able to help in the fight for survival. However, it’s not been confirmed if they have clearance to play this weekend or if they will have to wait.last_img read more

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first_img 27/06/2018 Francesc Ripoll Italian giants AC Milan have been kicked out of next season’s Europa League after being found to be in breach of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.  They are also likely to have to go through further checks to be reinstated into European competition if they qualify again in 2019-20. The Adjudicatory Chamber of the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), chaired by José Narciso da Cunha Rodrigues, has taken a decision in the case of the club AC Milan that had been referred to it by the CFCB Chief Investigator for the breach of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations, in particular the break-even requirement. La UEFA excluye al Milan de Europa las próximas dos temproradas Milan finished sixth in Serie A, earning them a place in next season’s Europea League group stages, but have had that place taken away from them.  The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two (2) seasons (i.e. one competition in 2018/19 or 2019/20, subject to qualification).center_img They were referred to UEFA’s adjudicatory chamber in May after the finances were called into question.  Upd. on 28/06/2018 at 13:59 CEST It has subsequently been decided that they will be banned from UEFA competitions next season.  Full UEFA statement:  IN SPORT.ES This decision may be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in accordance with Article 34(2) of the Procedural rules governing the UEFA Club Financial Control Body, as well as Articles 62 and 63 of the UEFA Statutes.last_img read more

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first_img IN SPORT.ES 22/07/2018 Upd. on 15/10/2018 at 21:25 CEST The stands were full of Kobe supporters after the club’s coach, Takayuki Yoshida, decided that Andres would make his debut for the club. There were Spanish flags and colours everywhere because Japan is gripped by Iniesta fever. After the loss the player was seen to be smiling and he’ll hope that, little by little, he’ll be able to contribute more to his new side Vissel Kobe. Sport EN Andrés Iniesta has made his official debut for new side Vissel Kobe. It’s the first time the Spaniard has appeared in a club match and not been wearing Barcelona colours. Iniesta come on as a 59th minute substitute as his side was already 2-0 down to Shonan Bellmare in the J League.  Andrés Iniesta se estrena con la camiseta del Vissel Kobelast_img read more

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first_img SPORT Exclusive: Here are the photos of Messi’s arrival at Barcelona RELATED STORIES In his first match back, Argentina fell to a 3-1 defeat against Venezeula. Morocco was set to be his next destination but the little wizard won’t appear in the friendly after picking up an injury. IN SPORT.ES Sport EN Morocco are preparing themselves for the African Cup of Nations which takes place in Egypt on the 21st June. Messi complained about feeling discomfort in his pubis and was released from Argentina’s training camp in order to resume his recovery in Barcelona. Marruecos reclama a Messi en el amistoso Medical report and a return to Barcelona However that has upset the Moroccan Football Federation and they’ve asked for an explanation as to why Argentina’s best player won’t be out on the pitch against them. This is, in part, due to the fact Argentina promised to play their best available team in the fixture. The whole world wants to see Lionel Messi in action and his return to international football allows even more spectators to catch a glimpse of the world’s best player. Upd. at 22:39 24/03/2019 CET Barça confirm Messi injury and he won’t play against Moroccolast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5ldkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4czw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1qba2Would you ever consider trying this?😱uj5eiCan your students do this? 🌚9yfkRoller skating! Powered by Firework LaLiga Santander returns this weekend with joint leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid aiming to continue their 100% records on tricky trips to face Basque sides Real Sociedad and Athletic Club, respectively.Advertisement All four of Spain’s Champions League teams are playing Saturday ahead of the return of UEFA competition next week, with Atletico hosting Eibar and Valencia welcoming Europa League-bound Real Betis.Advertisement Lionel Messi’s four LaLiga strikes so far this season have helped his Barca side currently top the LaLiga Santander standings on goal difference. But the Blaugrana will face a difficult task at La Real’s Anoeta stadium, where the Catalan side won 4-2 last year having drawn one and lost three of their previous four visits.Advertisement Meanwhile, Karim Benzema has been in top form for Real Madrid with four goals over the opening three games, although that form will be tested by an Athletic side unbeaten under their new coach Eduardo Berizzo. Los Leones have also held Los Blancos to draws in their last two LaLiga meetings at San Mames.Down in the capital, Diego Simeone’s Atletico side will be hoping to bounce back from a defeat two weekends ago at Celta and move up the table. Eibar, however, visits the Wanda Metropolitano confident of springing a surprise having drawn there 2-2 as recently as last May.Marcelino’s Valencia has also had an unexpectedly difficult start to 2018/19 and will be looking for a boost against a Betis outfit traveling to Mestalla buoyant from their ‘Gran Derbi’ win against Sevilla before the international break.The weekend’s schedule begins Friday evening when Huesca host fellow LaLiga Santander newboys Rayo Vallecano in the first-ever LaLiga top-flight game at El Alcoraz, with the Aragonese club’s fans keen to see their impressive start continue.Sunday lunchtime brings the action in suburban Madrid, where Leganes host Villarreal with both teams looking for their first LaLiga win of 2018/19. Early afternoon sees Espanyol take on Levante, with each side having registered a win, a draw, and a defeat so far.Sunday’s early evening games have Valladolid aiming for their first goals and first victory of the campaign against Alaves. Getafe visits Sevilla in the late match, with both teams looking to improve on uneven starts to the season.The weekend’s entertainment concludes on Monday evening, when third-placed Celta, still unbeaten under new coach Antonio Mohamed, travel to face a Girona side who have quickly picked up the methods of their incoming manager Eusebio Sacristan. Advertisementlast_img read more