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.

Friday, April 20, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Wenger to stand down as Arsenal manager

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BREAKING NEWS: Wenger to stand down as Arsenal manager
Arsene Wenger has announced he will stand down as Arsenal manager at the end of this season, ending a tenure spanning three decades with the Premier League club.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Manchester City critics obsessed over Guardiola spending overlook his talent

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Manchester City critics obsessed over Guardiola spending overlook his talent
Pep Guardiola delves into his high standards for his Man City players in training, when in possession and their decision making. The FC crew delve into Man City's evolution during Pep Guardiola's second season in charge and debate whether winning the Premier League put his critics to bed. The FC crew delve into Man City's evolution during Pep Guardiola's second season in charge and debate whether winning the Premier League put his critics to bed. ESPN's Mark Ogden and Jonathan Smith discuss whether Pep Guardiola can break even more league records after Manchester City won the Premier League. Why do so many onlookers want to boil all of Pep Guardiola's achievements at Manchester City this season down to spending lots of money? This has been one of the most impressive title wins in the Premier League era, with opposing teams regularly schooled on the pitch, and yet there are many who believe the manager's influence extends as far as signing some brilliant players and letting them get on with it. Often you hear that the team has been brilliant -- but "anyone can do that" with an open chequebook. It's...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

England announce friendlies against United States, Switzerland

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England announce friendlies against United States, Switzerland
The FC crew assess the use of VAR in England's draw with Italy and whether Italy were awarded a penalty as a result of a 'clear and obvious' mistake. With just four substitutions used, ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno questions the lack of minutes for the USMNT's up-and-coming players against Paraguay. The FC crew react to Claudio Reyna's comments about the problems within U.S. Soccer and assess what changes need to be made. With a USA-less World Cup fast approaching, Ian Darke leads an expert panel exploring the past, present and future of the USMNT. England will play the United States and Switzerland in two international friendlies later this year, the English Football Association announced on Wednesday. The U.S. will travel to Wembley to face Gareth Southgate's side on Nov. 15, the first meeting between the two sides since their 1-1 draw in their group-stage clash at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The last time England hosted the U.S. was in May 2008, when goals from John Terry and Steven Gerrard sealed a 2-0 win. Switzerland are scheduled...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

West Ham chief Karren Brady plugs new TV show as team kicks off vs. Stoke

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West Ham chief Karren Brady plugs new TV show as team kicks off vs. Stoke
Not for the first time, Karren Brady incurred the wrath of West Ham fans with an ill-timed tweet published on Monday evening. Just 15 minutes before the Hammers were due to kick off their Monday night TV game against Stoke City at the London Stadium, the club's executive vice-chairman forewent any comment on the game to instead remind her followers to watch her new television series, which started at the same time on UK channel ITV. 15mins until my new show Give it a Year starts on ITV, hope you watch it and hope you enjoy it!— Lady Karren Brady (@karren_brady) April 16, 2018 Of course, Brady's tweet was met with a barrage of incredulous...

Monday, April 16, 2018

TFC has proved itself in MLS, now it’s time for Champions League

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TFC has proved itself in MLS, now it’s time for Champions League
TFC has proved itself in MLS, now it’s time for Champions League

680 News reporter Michael Leach joined Sportsnet 590 The FAN to discuss Toronto FC‘s season so far in MLS, how they’re putting way more energy into the CONCACAF Champions League, and how they have a chance to accomplish something truly special if they win.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Man City's Pep Guardiola to play golf while Man United play West Brom

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Man City's Pep Guardiola to play golf while Man United play West Brom
Pep Guardiola said he will not watch Manchester United's game against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday when his Manchester City side could

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo dominates Messi in knockout game goals

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Cristiano Ronaldo dominates Messi in knockout game goals
Cristiano Ronaldo dominates Messi in knockout game goals

Friday, April 13, 2018

Ashes of Irish sportsman and ex-Man United captain to be scattered in Cork today

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Ashes of Irish sportsman and ex-Man United captain to be scattered in Cork today
Ashes of Irish sportsman and ex-Man United captain to be scattered in Cork today
The ashes of an Irish sportsman and former Manchester United captain are set to be scattered in Cork this afternoon.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Man City's David Silva is the Premier League Player of the Decade, if not the season

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Man City's David Silva is the Premier League Player of the Decade, if not the season
After failing to win the Champions League once again, the FC crew discuss Pep Guardiola's tactics and his standing among the best managers of all time. The FC guys respond to your tweets on Tuesday's UCL action, Manchester City's season and the Messi-Ronaldo debate. It was, Kevin De Bruyne argued, trying to compare the incomparable. It is a challenge for every professional footballer. When they come to vote for their player of their year, the decision may come to two names: De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah, one top of the leaderboard for assists, the other the leading scorer. Whoever loses can deem himself unlucky. There is a left-field theory that David Silva represents the champions elect's best candidate, though if he attracts too much support, it could simply...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ipswich appoint caretaker manager after Mick McCarthy's sudden departure

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Ipswich appoint caretaker manager after Mick McCarthy's sudden departure
Ipswich appoint caretaker manager after Mick McCarthy's sudden departure
Ipswich have appointed head of coaching and player development Bryan Klug as caretaker manager following Mick McCarthy's sudden exit.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Toothless Dynamos!…Harare giants still winless

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Toothless Dynamos!…Harare giants still winless

DYNAMOS coach Lloyd Mutasa (pictured) admitted that he was under increasing pressure after his winless side failed to score for the third successive league match to hand basement side ZPC […]

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Monday, April 9, 2018

FIFA 19: EA Sports is giving a load of players brand new faces

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FIFA 19: EA Sports is giving a load of players brand new faces

EA Sports is busy capturing images of players’ faces for FIFA 19.

Footage posted on Chelsea FC’s YouTube channel showed a number of stars taking part in the 3D head-scanning process for this year’s highly-anticipated game.

Hazard strikes a pose

To ensure they’re as realistic as possible, life-like scans are generated using a sophisticated system of cameras – capturing faces from a variety of angles.

Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois were among those filmed getting photographed.

The players then posed with a blank FIFA card, which is used for Player of the Month awards and to display upgraded in-game stats.

That face when you realise you won’t win the Prem

Although FIFA 18 had decent facial models, there are always a few that slip through the cracks and end up not looking quite right.

Here, with the help of YouTuber DTT, we pick 11 players who needs a facelift in FIFA 19.

Mo Salah

Close but what’s going on with the hair?

Sergio Aguero

Sergio, is that you?

Naby Keita 

Nahh

Ousmane Dembele 

Dem looks are deceiving

Son Heung-min 

Is that you, my Son?

Dries Mertens 

Hahahahaa

Ederson

Nope

Timo Werner 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Wrong hair, mate

Casemiro

Casemiro?

Marco Asensio 

HAHAAHAHAHAHA

Remember, keep on top with all the latest FIFA 18 news and FIFA 19 rumours by checking out our detailed ‘Absolutely everything you need to know’ article.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

The return of the Oz

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The return of the Oz

WITH Highlanders struggling against Herentals in the second match of the Premier Soccer league season on March 25, Bosso coach Madinda Ndlovu pulled out Newman Sianchali for Ozias Zibande in […]

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Manchester City Were Offered Manchester United's Pogba In January, Says Pep Guardiola

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Manchester City Were Offered Manchester United's Pogba In January, Says Pep Guardiola
City will win this season's Premier League title if they beat second-placed United at the Etihad on Saturday.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Emre Can: Liverpool midfielder could still feature this season despite back problem

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Emre Can: Liverpool midfielder could still feature this season despite back problem
Emre Can: Liverpool midfielder could still feature this season despite back problem
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can could still feature for the club again this season despite fears that his campaign had been ended by a back problem.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

2 own goals help Barcelona beat Roma in Champions League quarters

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2 own goals help Barcelona beat Roma in Champions League quarters
2 own goals help Barcelona beat Roma in Champions League quarters

BARCELONA, Spain — Roma made the already daunting task of beating Barcelona that much harder after scoring two own goals to help the Spanish side secure a 4-1 victory in the opening leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday. The pair of own goals by Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas plus some sloppy […]

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Roma can target Barcelona from set plays

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Roma can target Barcelona from set plays
Roma can target Barcelona from set plays

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

World Soccer 500 – 2018 Edition Nationality List

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World Soccer 500 – 2018 Edition Nationality List

The World Soccer 500 broken down by nationality. Which country has the most? Find out by checking out the list below.

World Soccer 500 - 2018 Edition Nationality ListWhich country provided the most players for this year's World Soccer 500?

Monday, April 2, 2018

Premier League: Dele Alli Sinks Chelsea As Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Scores Two For Arsenal

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Premier League: Dele Alli Sinks Chelsea As Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Scores Two For Arsenal
Christan Eriksen's wonder strike levelled in first-half stoppage time, before Alli took centre stage to end a barren run by his standards with two smart finishes just after the hour mark.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Jose Mourinho’s son Zuca joins Manchester United coaching staff on bench for Swansea win

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Jose Mourinho’s son Zuca joins Manchester United coaching staff on bench for Swansea win

JOSE MOURINHO’S son joined the Manchester United manager and his coaching staff on the bench for their league win over Swansea.

Jose Junior, known as Zuca by his family, was among other staff members and Michael Carrick who flanked Mourinho in the dugout.

Michael Carrick/ TWITTER Jose Jr son joined the Manchester United manager and his coaching staff on the bench for their league win over Swansea[/caption]

Carrick has stepped up his post-playing career coaching dreams by sitting on the bench alongside Mourinho.

The 36-year-old has previously announced he is hanging up his boots at the end of the season having suffered from heart problems and dizziness during matches and the Red Devils boss is giving Carrick a taste of life as a coach.

A picture posted on Twitter by the former England international shows Zuca in a full United tracksuit walking besides other assistants.

In a documentary televised on Portuguese television last year, Mourinho joked his son would later replace some of his staff.

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Mourinho said: “One day, after a period of a few bad results, he comes up with some analysis.

“Obviously suffering because Dad wasn’t doing well, we had lost to Watford and Man City [in September 2016] I think. And he came with the stats of the team, I showed them to my assistants and I told them, be careful as one day this boy will take one of your places.

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“I compare him with me at his age, where I would try do the same sort of things for my dad, of course with different technology methods, but analysis from a kid now aged 17, but 16 then.”

Mourinho’s son signed a two-year scholarship as a goalkeeper with Fulham in 2016 but his contract was cancelled by mutual consent in March last year.

Manchester United beat Swansea 1-0 on Saturday.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

AC Milan’s last win away to Juventus featured one of Gennaro Gattuso’s greatest moments

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AC Milan’s last win away to Juventus featured one of Gennaro Gattuso’s greatest moments

Juventus take on Milan in Turin tomorrow night.

The game could have a huge impact on the only competitive title race left in Europe’s top five leagues.

Anything other than a win for the hosts will open the door for Napoli.

Milan haven’t won away to Juventus since the 2010/11 season, but the current crop may take heart from events that day…

Do you see where this is going?AP:Associated Press

First of all, let’s take a look at the line-ups for a nostalgia hit…

Hang on, Armand Traore? The Nottingham Forest left-back on loan at Cardiff? Okay then…

As you’d expect from a midfield that includes Gattuso, Van Bommel, Flamini, Melo and Marchisio, much of the game was more of a battle than a football match.

The referee was happy to let a warzone develop and while Milan dominated possession, much of it occurred in nonthreatening territory.

A classical Italian encounter, both teams displayed supreme tactical awareness and soon became clear the opening goal would likely be the winner…

Game recognise game

Step forward, Rino Gattuso.

Milan’s combative midfield general only scored 18 goals his whole career.

So when a scrappy passage of play ended up with the ball falling to him on the edge of Juventus’ box, few fans would have backed him to beat arguably the greatest keeper to ever play the game.

But that’s exactly what he did.

Robinho lurking in the background

A left-foot strike in the 68th minute burst though Buffon’s hands, ending Gattuso’s three-year goalless spell.

His team-mates could barely contain themselves — Zlatan Ibrahimovic pushed his skipper to the ground before embracing him like a long-lost lover.

Juve brought on Alessandro Del Piero and Vincenzo Iaquinta and but Milan’s formidable centre-back pairing of Thiago Silva and Alessandro Nesta held firm.

Oh yeah, Allegri was managing Milan at the time… nearly forgot to mention that

These days, Gattuso is in Milan’s dugout and though their performances haven’t been particularly inspiring under his leadership, the results have improved dramatically.

Unbeaten in 13 games in domestic competitions, Milan count Inter, Lazio and Roma as recent victims and will hoping to add top dogs Juventus to that list on Sunday night.

Seven years ago, Gattuso inspired Milan to victory as a player.

Can he do the same tomorrow as a manager?

Napoli will certainly hope so…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Brentford move into their new stadium at Lionel Road in 2019… but whizkid Ollie Watkins will surely have been poached by a Premier League giant by then

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Brentford move into their new stadium at Lionel Road in 2019… but whizkid Ollie Watkins will surely have been poached by a Premier League giant by then

THERE is a possibility that by the time Brentford move into their new ground, Ollie Watkins will not be there.

The Bees are planning to move into their new Lionel Road stadium in December 2019.

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But whizkid Watkins is progressing so quickly that he could well be the next cab off the rank at a club famed for polishing rough diamonds and selling them on for profit.

New England man James Tarkowski is a prime example of that, as is his old Burnley team-mate Andre Gray.

Watkins only joined Brentford from Exeter in the summer but has impressed with 11 goals – form which has not going unnoticed by Premier League scouts.

Yet the versatile forward, 22, is of the “believe it when I see it” mindset when it comes to transfer talk and is fully focused on taking Brentford into an exciting new era.

Ollie Watkins is on the radar of a host of Premier League clubsOllie Watkins is on the radar of a host of Premier League clubsJamie McPhilimey - The Sun

Watkins told SunSport: “When I see stuff like that I question it and don’t really believe it. I know I’ve scored a few goals but, really?

“It is surprising but I just want to keep improving and play as many games as possible.

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“This is the best place for me to progress. I can’t wait for the new ground.

“Brentford is an up-and-coming place which is going to be huge in the next five years. Hopefully we’ll be in the Premier League in not too long.”

Ollie Watkins has seriously impressed for Brentford this seasonOllie Watkins has seriously impressed for Brentford this seasonGetty

Watkins has surprised even himself with how well he has taken to the Championship.

Not the most naturally confident of characters, he admits he has to familiarise himself with new surroundings – be they a different club, a new league or a newspaper interview – before feeling comfortable.

Yet that process has been speedier than expected in the second tier – which has led many to believe the Devon lad could make the leap to the top flight one day.

Watkins said: “I remember when I came on against Nottingham Forest at home and I thought, ‘Cor, you get a lot more time than in League Two’.

“I get fouled a lot in this league but it’s nothing compared to then.

“I remember playing Mansfield at home and I scored. One of their players came on, he was a little Scouse player, and he just followed me everywhere, pinching me and kicking me!

Ollie Watkins has caught the eye of some top clubs since leaving ExeterOllie Watkins has caught the eye of some top clubs since leaving ExeterJamie McPhilimey - The Sun

“Bristol City was the first game I started for Brentford. I scored and I felt I played well. Afterwards, I was quite surprised with how I coped with it.

“Hopefully with age I’ll get confidence. When I’m confident I feel like I can do anything.

“But when there is a little bit of doubt, you can see it in my performances.”

Watkins may not yet have the self-assurance of a senior pro but he has certainly grown up a lot this season.

In tears after losing the League Two play-off final with Exeter to Blackpool in May, the prospect of leaving his boyhood town where he lived with his mum Delsie for the bright lights of London would have been daunting.

But he has adapted well to living on his own in his two-bedroom flat in West London, with his brothers Jordan and Dale just down the road in Chiswick when he needs them.

Ollie Watkins is building a bright future for himself at BrentfordOllie Watkins is building a bright future for himself at BrentfordJamie McPhilimey - The Sun

While Bees’ resident psychologist Michael Caulfield, who worked previously with Sam Clucas who also played up the divisions, has been on hand to help him cope mentally.

Watkins added: “I look back and while winning the play-offs would have topped off the best year for me, I feel everything happens for a reason and that was made to happen.

“I’ve learnt from that, that you have to give all you can and leave it on the pitch, because I feel that day I could have worked a bit harder.

“I let the emotion and the environment get to me a little bit. You have to put that aside.

“It sounds silly to say but it was maybe a blessing it happened because hopefully I’ll get to Wembley again and win that time and then I can remember how I felt when I lost.”

One thing Watkins most certainly is a model professional, idolising Cristiano Ronaldo not only for his talent but for the way he turned himself into the ultimate footballing specimen.

Watkins often has the club chef cook him high-carb food the night before a game, is off to bed regularly no later than 10.30pm, and has invested in NormaTec muscle recovery kit.

It is all to give himself the best chance of being the best he can possibly be – advice constantly reiterated to him by his agent, the ex-Arsenal midfielder Paolo Vernazza, who by his own admission did not make the most of his own talents during his playing career.

Asked if he is baffled by players who do not do everything they can to fulfil their potential, Watkins replied: “It is strange to hear.

“I was always told about David Noble. Apparently when he was younger he didn’t fulfill his potential maybe because of living in London and getting caught up.

“But I thought he was unbelievable and that was at the end of his career so I’d love to see what he was like in his prime!”

Brentford fans will be praying they see Watkins in his prime at their new stadium.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Osorio and Toronto FC trying to earn global respect for MLS

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Osorio and Toronto FC trying to earn global respect for MLS
Osorio and Toronto FC trying to earn global respect for MLS

Jonathan Osorio sits down with Tim and Sid to discuss Toronto FC balancing CONCACAF Champions League and the MLS season, and playing in the famous Estadio Azteca.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Las Palmas vs Real Madrid: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for La Liga clash

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Las Palmas vs Real Madrid: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for La Liga clash

REAL MADRID will need to beat Las Palmas to continue their push for a second place La Liga finish.

Zinedine Zidane’s side will enter the clash brimming with confidence after an emphatic 6-3 victory against Girona last weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 36 goals for Madrid this seasonGetty Images - Getty

Los Blancos are four points behind their fierce rivals, and just one point ahead of Valencia.

What time is kick-off?

THIS match will take place on Saturday, March 31.

It will kick-off at 5:30pm.

Estadio Gran Canaria will host the showdown.

Which TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

YOU can watch this match live on Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Red Button. 

Coverage is set to start at 5:25pm.

Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all of the action on the SunSport live blog.

What is the team news?

Zinedine Zidane has no new injury concerns heading into the fixture.

Paco Jemez will be without Pedro Bigas, Emmanuel Emenike, Gabriel Penabla, Dani Castellano, Jairo Samperio and Oghenekaro Etebo.