FIFA Order Cardiff To Pay Nantes $6.5m For Sala’s Transfer

  Cardiff City must pay French club Nantes six million euros ($6.5 million) to settle a dispute over the payment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, FIFA said on Monday. Argentine striker Sala died on January 21 in a plane crash while travelling to join his new club, and Cardiff had previously resolved not … Continue reading FIFA Order Cardiff To Pay Nantes $6.5m For Sala’s Transfer

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CAF Probe Cancelled Champions League Match In Egypt

  African Football Confederation (CAF) officials confirmed Monday that they are investigating why a CAF Champions League match scheduled for Egypt at the weekend was not played.   Zamalek of Egypt were due to meet Generation Foot of Senegal in Cairo Saturday in the second leg of the last-32 tie with the west Africans holding … Continue reading CAF Probe Cancelled Champions League Match In Egypt

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China Open: Halep Suffers Defeat To Alexandrova In Second Round

  Simona Halep was beaten in the second round of the China Open on Monday by Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova, with the Romanian appearing to struggle with a back injury. The 28-year-old reigning Wimbledon champion lost 6-2, 6-3 in 64 minutes in Beijing to bring her tournament to an early end. Halep, fifth in the world, … Continue reading China Open: Halep Suffers Defeat To Alexandrova In Second Round

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Doubles Defeat For Djokovic Ahead Of Japan Open Singles Debut

  World number one Novak Djokovic, forced out of the US Open with a shoulder injury, suffered a doubles defeat at the Japan Open on Monday, but proved his recovery is on track. Bruno Soares of Brazil and Mate Pavic of Croatia beat the 32-year-old Serbian star and his countryman Filip Krajinovic 6-2, 4-6, 10-4 to … Continue reading Doubles Defeat For Djokovic Ahead Of Japan Open Singles Debut

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Too Early For Liverpool Title Talk, Says Van Dijk

  Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has dismissed the five-point lead they hold over title rivals Manchester City as irrelevant so early in the season. Jurgen Klopp’s side briefly extended their advantage to eight points after beating Sheffield United 1-0 in the early kick-off on Saturday but City beat Everton to reduce the gap. Even … Continue reading Too Early For Liverpool Title Talk, Says Van Dijk

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Qatar To Test New 2022 Stadium During Club World Cup

  Qatar will inaugurate the third of its eight World Cup stadiums when the Education City ground hosts the Club World Cup semi-final tie on December 18, FIFA said on Monday. The 40,000-seat venue seven kilometres (four miles) outside central Doha will also host the third-place play-off and the final of the tournament which gets … Continue reading Qatar To Test New 2022 Stadium During Club World Cup

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Messi, Dembele Back For Barca Ahead Of Inter Tie

  Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele were back in partial training Monday ahead of this week’s Champions League clash against Inter Milan. Both were out of action Saturday with thigh injuries for the club’s La Liga victory against Getafe but were able to participate in some of Monday’s session. “Messi and Ousmane Dembele joined … Continue reading Messi, Dembele Back For Barca Ahead Of Inter Tie

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Boris Johnson On Defensive Again Over Groping Claim

  Britain’s Boris Johnson is known for his colourful love life but the accusation he grabbed a young woman’s thigh when he was a magazine editor risks a scandal as he seeks to unite his party over Brexit. The prime minister, who is attending his Conservative party’s conference in Manchester, northwest England, is accused of … Continue reading Boris Johnson On Defensive Again Over Groping Claim

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Confusion As Bayelsa Assembly Faction Announce Impeachment Of Speaker

There is confusion over the leadership of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, following the controversial impeachment of the Speaker, Tonye Isenah. The plenary was disrupted with sporadic gunshots on Monday morning, a situation which led the Speaker to adjourn the plenary indefinitely. Some members of the assembly, however, chased journalists covering the House of Assembly … Continue reading Confusion As Bayelsa Assembly Faction Announce Impeachment Of Speaker

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Guardiola Backs Fernandinho As Man City Defensive Crisis Bites

  Pep Guardiola played down concerns over 34-year-old Fernandinho’s ability to cope with a high workload as he juggles his stretched defensive resources for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb. City are missing John Stones and Aymeric Laporte and the manager was forced to field the makeshift pairing of Nicolas Otamendi and midfielder Fernandinho … Continue reading Guardiola Backs Fernandinho As Man City Defensive Crisis Bites

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