Spurs star Kane in doubt for Man United clash – Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed star Harry Kane is no certainty to face Manchester United on Saturday after missing the EFL Cup midweek.

Liverpool Slump: Stop Comparing Jurgen Klopp With Brendan Rodgers

The Reds are stuck in a rut but a major change in approach is unlikely to get them out of it, meaning the players will have to take responsibility.

'It Would Have Been Easy To Sack Wenger' - Arsenal Owner Kroenke

The Gunners boss signed a fresh two-year deal at the Emirates Stadium at the end of last season amid calls from supporters for him to leave the club.

Koeman: Failure To Sign Giroud Caused Everton Sacking

The inability to sign a high-class forward to replace Romelu Lukaku has been cited by Dutchman for his departure from Goodison Park.

Super Mario Balotelli Is Back To His Best

The 27-year-old's resurgence is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore for Azzurri boss Gian Piero Ventura ahead of next month's World Cup play-off.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

So who is the world’s best paid football manager?

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So who is the world’s best paid football manager?
So who is the world’s best paid football manager?
With Big Sam Allardyce expected to clear a nice €6m a year as new Everton boss it got us thinking who exactly are the best paid managers in the world.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Brighton and Hove Albion criticise Crystal Palace fans after trouble outside stadium

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Brighton and Hove Albion criticise Crystal Palace fans after trouble outside stadium
Brighton and Hove Albion criticise Crystal Palace fans after trouble outside stadium

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Penguins’ Murray leaves game vs. Flyers with lower-body injury

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Penguins’ Murray leaves game vs. Flyers with lower-body injury
Penguins’ Murray leaves game vs. Flyers with lower-body injury

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray left Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers after colliding with forward Jakub Voracek.

After the game Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan revealed that Murray suffered a lower-body injury an will be evaluated on Tuesday.

https://twitter.com/penguins/status/935347442480025600

The incident occurred late in the second period when Voracek came streaking towards the net before falling feet first and making contact between Murray’s open legs.

Murray had to be helped off the ice by teammates and 22-year-old Tristan Jarry came in to take over for the Penguins’ No. 1 net minder. Jarry remained in the net when the teams returned for the third period.

Jarry has four games of NHL experience, three of which occurred this season. He has one win with a 2.57 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.

The Flyers were leading 2-1 at the time of the injury, but the Penguins rallied to win 5-4 in overtime.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Conte 'worried' by City as January transfer window approaches

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Conte 'worried' by City as January transfer window approaches
Conte 'worried' by City as January transfer window approaches
Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea they "must be worried" by Manchester City's spending power ahead of the January transfer window. City lead the Premier League table by eight points from Manchester United and are already 11 clear of third-placed champions Chelsea. Pep Guardiola was able to bring in Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Danilo at great expense in the off-season. And although Chelsea were also active in the market, signing Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta, there have been suggestions Conte is dissatisfied with the club's recent recruitment policy.  Asked about City's financial muscle and commanding lead, he said: "Manchester City's path is incredible, no? City in this season is a strong team, also last season, City was a fantastic team. "Then, after the transfer market, they bought their first targets and then they have improved a lot. "They can do this also in January maybe, in the future. "For this reason we must be worried because if we want to compete with Manchester City we have to work and then make the best decisions in the transfer market." Good morning all, we start our Sunday with Antonio Conte's reaction to last night's game... https://t.co/BeeSjKkKyf — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 26, 2017 Chelsea lost Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic to Atletico Madrid and Manchester United respectively in the previous window, leaving Conte concerned about his options ahead of the packed festive schedule in late December and early January. "I only ask for one thing – to have all my players ­available, because in our squad there are 16 senior players and I trust them," he said. "It will be very important to have them available and then to have rotation. Last season was very difficult for me to find the best way but then we had a fantastic season. "Now, this season, there is another challenge. We lost a lot of good players compared to last season, we lost two ­important players but at the same time we bought young players. In this league, we started with the two favourite teams, the two Manchesters. "Chelsea, like last season, wasn't a favourite. Despite this, we want to fight, and I think we're trying to build something important for the present but especially for the future. It's important to be patient." The Blues, who were held to a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday, host Swansea City on Wednesday.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Tax Fraud At Court Hearing

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Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Tax Fraud At Court Hearing
Cristiano Ronaldo denied hiding millions of euros in income at a court hearing near Madrid on Monday.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Isco, where 'Magic' is born

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Isco, where 'Magic' is born
Isco, where 'Magic' is born

Friday, November 24, 2017

Super computer predicts the Premier League fixtures: Who’s in for a good weekend?

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Super computer predicts the Premier League fixtures: Who’s in for a good weekend?


WHICH Premier League clubs will be victorious this weekend?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ashwin Compares CSK Ban With Manchester United Air Crash, Gets Trolled

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Ashwin Compares CSK Ban With Manchester United Air Crash, Gets Trolled
Eight Manchester United players were among 23 people killed in the 1958 air crash.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gokulam Kerala looking to bring a state back into the game

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Gokulam Kerala looking to bring a state back into the game
Gokulam Kerala looking to bring a state back into the game

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tottenham must forget title ambitions and focus on staying in top four, warns Hugo Lloris

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Tottenham must forget title ambitions and focus on staying in top four, warns Hugo Lloris
Tottenham must forget title ambitions and focus on staying in top four, warns Hugo Lloris
Spurs have dropped to fourth in the table following defeat to Arsenal

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tony Pulis: West Brom sack manager after Chelsea defeat

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Tony Pulis: West Brom sack manager after Chelsea defeat
Tony Pulis: West Brom sack manager after Chelsea defeat
Tony Pulis is sacked by West Brom with the club a point above the relegation zone and without a win in 10 Premier League games.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou to decide future this week

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Australia coach Ange Postecoglou to decide future this week
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou to decide future this week

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Arsenal vs Tottenham live score and goal updates from the North London Derby plus, team news, build-up and pictures

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Arsenal vs Tottenham live score and goal updates from the North London Derby plus, team news, build-up and pictures
Arsenal vs Tottenham live score and goal updates from the North London Derby plus, team news, build-up and pictures
Keep track of all the latest action as it happens at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal entertain arch-rivals Spurs

Friday, November 17, 2017

Pressure on for Azkals after draw vs Nepal

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Pressure on for Azkals after draw vs Nepal
Pressure on for Azkals after draw vs Nepal

The draw against bottom team Nepal last Tuesday in Kathmandu cranked up the pressure on the Philippine Azkals, who are suddenly on a slump after a strong start to the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Back from the brink: How Peru reached the World Cup to complete rebirth of a South American footballing great

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Back from the brink: How Peru reached the World Cup to complete rebirth of a South American footballing great
Back from the brink: How Peru reached the World Cup to complete rebirth of a South American footballing great
Peru have enjoyed something of a resurgence in recent years and in qualifying for next year's World Cup they have conquered their biggest opponents: themselves

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Friendlies Roundup II: Germany-France, Portugal-U.S.A. end in draws

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Friendlies Roundup II: Germany-France, Portugal-U.S.A. end in draws
Friendlies Roundup II: Germany-France, Portugal-U.S.A. end in draws

COLOGNE, Germany — Germany substitute Lars Stindl scored in the last minute of injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw against France on Tuesday, preserving the world champions’ 21-game unbeaten run.

Alexandre Lacazette’s two goals looked to be sending Germany to its first defeat since losing to France in their Euro 2016 semifinal in Marseille. But Mesut Ozil played a fine through-ball to Mario Goetze, who flicked the ball on for Stindl to fire home.

Germany coach Joachim Loew is bound to be concerned by his side’s lacklustre display in the first-half, when France showed all the initiative.

The visitors provided an example of what Loew wants to achieve, defending well and breaking forward with purpose and effect.

Anthony Martial and Kylian Mbappe might have opened the scoring near the half-hour mark when they faced Niklas Suele alone on a counterattack, but Martial delayed his pass too long and Mbappe couldn’t help straying offside.

Mbappe then forced a save from Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kevin Trapp before Lacazette finally broke the deadlock 10 minutes before the break.

Lucas Digne cut Blaise Matuidi’s cross-field ball back for Martial, who eluded Suele with a wonderful piece of skill and offered Lacazette a simple tap-in.

Germany emerged with more purpose after the break and equalized thanks to Ozil. The midfielder waited for the perfect time to play his pass for Timo Werner to run onto and shoot through goalkeeper Steve Mandanda’s legs.

At the other end, Trapp denied Martial an immediate response with a brilliant save.

Germany’s Toni Kroos rattled the crossbar with 20 minutes remaining before Ozil’s Arsenal teammate Lacazette claimed his second goal of the nighr, scoring through Trapp’s legs after Mbappe had played him in.

However, another moment of skill from Ozil helped save Germany’s blushes and earn a morale-boosting draw.

U.S.A. 1 Portugal 1.

Weston McKennie scored in his U.S. debut, goalkeeper Ethan Horvath allowed a seemingly harmless cross to drop between his arms and into the net for an equalizer and the Americans tied Portugal 1-1 Tuesday night at Leiria in their first match since failing to qualify for next year’s World Cup.

The U.S. used eight starters 24 or younger in Dave Sarachan’s first match as interim coach, the start of a five-year rebuilding process ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

McKennie, a 19-year-old from Texas who has played his way into Schalke’s lineup this season, took a pass from C.J. Sapong, used three touches to create space from Ricardo Ferreira and then beat Beto to the inside post with a right-footed shot from 12 yards in the 21st minute.

McKennie became the third-youngest American to score in his debut, behind Juan Agudelo (17) and Landon Donovan (18).

An embarrassing mistake by Horvath led to the tying goal in the 31st minute.

Vitornio Antunes volleyed Bruno Fernandes’ pass toward the goal from a flank, and Horvath missed the ball, which bounced between his legs and into the goal. Horvath, a 22-year-old with Club Brugge, covered his face with his gloved hands. He was making his first appearance since his debut against Cuba in October 2016.

Bill Hamid took over in the second half and tipped Goncalo Paciencia’s shot off the crossbar in the 68th minute.

McKennie was among three Americans to make their debuts. Tyler Adams, an 18-year-old midfielder with the New York Red Bulls, also started.

Cameron Carter-Vickers, a 19-year-old son of former NBA player Howard Carter, replaced John Brooks at the start of the second half and put a header off the crossbar in the 55th minute. Carter-Vickers was loaned this season from Tottenham to second-tier Sheffield United and has started to get playing time.

Sarachan was the top assistant to Bruce Arena, who quit three days after the 2-1 loss last month in Trinidad that ended the Americans’ streak of seven straight Word Cup appearances. Right back DeAndre Yedlin was the only player from the starting lineup in Port-of-Spain to open against the third-ranked Portuguese, who also used a mostly young lineup.

Brooks, who missed last four qualifiers because of a torn thigh muscle, was paired with Matt Miazga in central defence. Brooks headed the ball in the net off a corner kick in the 44th minute, but the goal was called off because of a push away from the ball by Miazga.

Eric Lichaj started at left back. Danny Williams, captaining the U.S. for the first time, was in midfield along with Kellyn Acosta. Agudelo and C.J. Sapong, headed the attack.

Goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez was on the bench but did not make his debut. Josh Sargent, the first American to train with the under-17, under-20 and senior national teams in the same year, did not dress because of a strained right quadriceps.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Inside the complex mind of Dereck Chisora

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Inside the complex mind of Dereck Chisora

Zimbabwe-born Dereck Chisora is one of Britain’s most controversial boxers, but he also has a fondness for fine art, Frank Sinatra and miniature dogs, reveals trainer Don Charles.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Prosecutors Not Against Replacing Lionel Messi Jail Term With Fine

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Prosecutors Not Against Replacing Lionel Messi Jail Term With Fine
Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi's 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Football Manager 2018 wonderkids: A list of the best young players you HAVE to buy on the game

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Football Manager 2018 wonderkids: A list of the best young players you HAVE to buy on the game
Football Manager 2018 wonderkids: A list of the best young players you HAVE to buy on the game
Fancy the next Kylian Mbappe or Dele Alli? Then we have all you need to know as the world's greatest management sim returns

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Transfer News LIVE updates: Alexis Sanchez to Man Utd; Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal latest

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Transfer News LIVE updates: Alexis Sanchez to Man Utd; Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal latest


TRANSFER NEWS, gossip, deals and rumours from Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid and more.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers retires from LA Galaxy

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Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers retires from LA Galaxy
Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers retires from LA Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. — Robbie Rogers, the LA Galaxy defender who became the first openly gay male athlete in a major North American professional sport, is retiring from soccer. The 30-year-old Rogers announced his retirement Tuesday through the Galaxy, saying he made the decision “with mixed emotions.” He missed the entire 2017 season due to injury. […]

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sanllehi next? Arsenal create sporting director position

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Sanllehi next? Arsenal create sporting director position
Sanllehi next? Arsenal create sporting director position

Arsenal are ready to bring in a sporting director.

The Mirror says the incoming chief will not be the director of football manager Arsene Wenger has long resisted but will help oversee negotiations, transfers and contracts.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Liverpool boost as Lionel Messi 'names three players he wants Barcelona to sign more than Philippe Coutinho'

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Liverpool boost as Lionel Messi 'names three players he wants Barcelona to sign more than Philippe Coutinho'
Liverpool boost as Lionel Messi 'names three players he wants Barcelona to sign more than Philippe Coutinho'
PLUS: Roy Keane tells Liverpool fans he was only joking when he said he wouldn't want to watch them play in his back garden

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Peru prepare to face New Zealand without talisman after drugs suspension

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Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Peru prepare to face New Zealand without talisman after drugs suspension

The South Americans must play the World Cup play-off without suspended striker Paolo Guerrero

Paolo Guerrero of Peru in action during 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification match between Peru and Uruguay at National Stadium in Lima, Peru. (Photo: Sebastian Castaneda/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)The South Americans must play the World Cup play-off without suspended striker Paolo Guerrero

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino ‘heads up six-man shortlist to replace PSG boss Unai Emery’

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino ‘heads up six-man shortlist to replace PSG boss Unai Emery’

MAURICIO POCHETTINO reportedly head up a six man shortlist to replace Unai Emery at PSG.

The Tottenham boss’ stock has risen after watching his side defeat Champions League holders Real Madrid 3-1 and secure their qualification to the next round.

Mauricio Pochettino is Paris Saint-Germains first choice to replace Unai Emery, according to reportsRex Features

Poch has not indicated a desire to leave Spurs after building up a team that finished second in the Premier League last season.

But French publication Paris United are claiming PSG are looking at the former Southampton boss to take over if Emery fails to impress with his multi-million squad.

Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas and Gallardo make up the rest of PSG sporting director Antero Henrique’s listing.

The report goes on to claim the former PSG player could be tempted to come back and manage the club he captained during a two year spell as a player.

Mauricio Pochettino saw his Spurs side defeat Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions LeagueAFP or licensors Mauricio Pochettino has said he is happy at TottenhamRex Features

Emery’s future is secure at the moment as PSG qualified for the next stage of the Champions League with a 5-0 win over Anderlecht.

But the report suggests if the Ligue 1 leaders do not make it to at least the semi-finals, his job could be on the line.

WEMB-ALLI WAY Tottenham fans might be celebrating Real Madrid victory – but result could become a curse

Poch revealed last year that he did have ambitions to manage PSG one day.

He said: I’ve always said that I would be pleased to join a great club like PSG.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was also on the shortlistReuters Unai Emery is under pressure to deliver for Paris Saint-Germain this seasonReuters (function(){ var voice = document.createElement('script');voice.type = 'text/javascript'; voice.src = 'https://inconversation.net/widgets.js';var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(voice, s); })();

“Come to Paris? I hope so. It is true that it would please me.

“It’s part of my dreams. I try to watch all their matches, especially in the Champions League.

“The [French] championship is not very attractive because PSG is far from the other teams but I look a lot because it is a major source of players.

“There is talent so I have to follow Ligue 1.”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Guardiola proud of his Man City: It was a game that had me saying 'wow'

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Guardiola proud of his Man City: It was a game that had me saying 'wow'
Guardiola proud of his Man City: It was a game that had me saying 'wow'

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says it's an honour to work with his players after victory at Napoli.

The 4-2 win at the San Paolo saw City reach the Champions League knockout phase.

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Shakhtar Donetsk 3 Feyenoord 1: Marlos brace puts knockout stages within reach

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Shakhtar Donetsk 3 Feyenoord 1: Marlos brace puts knockout stages within reach
Shakhtar Donetsk 3 Feyenoord 1: Marlos brace puts knockout stages within reach
Shakhtar Donetsk shored up second spot in Group F as a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Feyenoord edged them closer to the Champions League knockout stages. Brazilian-born Marlos scored twice either side of half-time at Metalist Stadium to help Shakhtar overturn an early deficit and claim a third victory in four matches. Beaten 2-1 at home in the reverse fixture, Feyenoord gained a much-needed confidence boost when Nicolai Jorgensen headed them into a 12th-minute lead. But the Ukrainian champions instantly hit back in a stunning three-minute surge as Facundo Ferreyra poked in an immediate equaliser before Marlos completed the chaotic comeback in just the 17th minute. The only remaining surprise was that it took Shakhtar until the 68th minute to finish off the Eredivisie outfit, Marlos skilfully putting the seal on an 11th consecutive Champions League defeat for the Rotterdam club, including qualifiers, a run that stretches back to 2002. The contrast could hardly be greater for Paulo Fonseca's side, who are six points clear of third-placed Napoli, whom they face next, with only two matchdays remaining.  THAT'S IT!  OUR THIRD CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WIN!  #FCSDFEY #UCL https://t.co/R61xEiQzqw pic.twitter.com/Xt32HITJUQ — FC SHAKHTAR ENGLISH (@FCShakhtar_eng) November 1, 2017 Feyenoord took first advantage of a chaotic opening when Jorgensen nodded in Steve Berghuis' superb curling cross from the right. Their joy lasted less than two minutes, though, as Ferreyra supplied an immediate response, the Argentine forward poking home at the second attempt after Brad Jones smothered an initial one-on-one with Taison. And the stunning three-goal, five-minute period was capped by the finest finish of the trio, Ukraine international Marlos putting Fonseca's men with a curling effort from the edge of the area. Shakhtar were threatening to run riot and Ferreyra should have doubled Shakhtar's advantage when, at point-blank range, he nodded Ivan Ordets' flick-on header against the crossbar. He was almost made to pay for the miss, but Jean-Paul Boetius' wayward finish from a narrow angle and a Jones save from Bernard meant Shakhtar remained 2-1 ahead at the interval. Feyenoord found a foothold after the restart and went largely untroubled until Ferreyra guided a shot narrowly wide of the right upright. Instead, it was Marlos who made the weight of opportunities pay as the attacking midfielder exchanged passes with Ferreyra before dinking a delightful finish over Jones at close-range. 100 - Feyenoord have now conceded 100 EC1 / CL goals, of which twelve came during the 2017/18 campaign. Shaky. — OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) November 1, 2017 Feyenoord managed to create more openings over the remaining 20 minutes but lacked the cutting edge required to exert real pressure on Shakhtar, who are only a point away from escaping a tough group. And they have the chance to punch their ticket to the last 16 with a result away to Napoli in two weeks' time.

Brian Glanville: A glorious win for England’s kids but what is their future?

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Brian Glanville: A glorious win for England’s kids but what is their future?

English clubs have form for identifying but not promoting teenage talent

England lift the trophy after the FIFA U-17 World Cup Final win against Spain at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata, India. (Photo:Jan Kruger - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)English clubs have form for identifying but not promoting teenage talent

Twitter promotes anonymous attacks on 2022 Qatar World Cup

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Twitter promotes anonymous attacks on 2022 Qatar World Cup
Twitter promotes anonymous attacks on 2022 Qatar World Cup

LONDON — The unsolicited tweets started appearing on timelines over the last week. No website, company or individual is publicly associated with the accounts. But the message Twitter is being paid to promote and spread is clear: Qatar is an unsuitable host of the 2022 World Cup. Twitter is cashing in from anonymous attacks on […]

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