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English Players Overworked After World Cup, Says Southgate

Gareth Southgate believes English players have been hampered by the Premier League starting so soon after the World Cup. England’s top flight began on Friday August 10, less than a month after England had been knocked out by Croatia in the semi-finals in Russia. The first divisions in France and Italy began on the same weekend, but La Liga in …

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Netherlands Hammer Germany As Pressure On Loew Intensifies

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk led the Netherlands to a crushing 3-0 win over Germany on Saturday in the Nations League to ramp up the pressure on German coach Joachim Loew. A first-half header by Dutch skipper Van Dijk gave the hosts the lead in Amsterdam. With the German defence in disarray, late goals from Memphis Depay and Liverpool’s Georginio …

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Netherlands Hammer Germany To Increase Pressure On Loew

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk led the Netherlands to a crushing 3-0 win over Germany on Saturday in the Nations League to ramp up the pressure on German coach Joachim Loew. A first-half header by Dutch skipper Van Dijk gave the hosts the lead in Amsterdam. With the German defence in disarray, late goals from Memphis Depay and Liverpool’s Georginio …

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Manchester City Deny Claims Of Lionel Messi Bid

Manchester City have rubbished claims they made a failed bid to sign Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. Messi has been linked with City several times since former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola was appointed manager of the Premier League club in 2016. City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak was quoted in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo as saying he once made a lucrative offer …

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After 22 Defeats, Gibraltar Finally Win A Competitive Game

Little Gibraltar finally won their first competitive match after 22 defeats on Saturday when they beat Armenia – who featured Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League. A penalty in the 50th minute by captain Roy Chipolina gave Gibraltar the three points in Yerevan. It was just the tiny territory’s third win since they joined UEFA …

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Five Ireland Players With A Point To Prove In Nations League Fixtures

Pundit Arena outlines five Republic of Ireland players who are due a big performance in Saturday’s game against Denmark and Tuesday’s game against Wales. ___ Matt Doherty  Ireland fans have been crying out for a call-up for the right-back. Doherty has never played a competitive fixture for Ireland but has been in fantastic form for Wolves this season. Doherty beat the …

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Monaco Announce Thierry Henry As New Head Coach

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 22: Former Barcelona star Thierry Henry on the field prior to the first half of the International Champions Cup soccer game between Barcelona and Juventus on July 22, 2017, at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry was announced as the new head coach of struggling Ligue 1 club Monaco on Saturday. The 41-year-old French World Cup winner, who had been working as an assistant coach for the Belgian national team since 2016, signed a contract with Monaco through until June 2021. The former striker will be joined by Joao Carlos Valado …

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