Category: International Sports

Monaco misery for Arsenal

Monaco misery for Arsenal

​Arsenal’s Champions League hopes took a massive dent as Dimitar Berbatov scored against his old rivals in a 3-1 win for Monaco in the first leg of their last-16 clash. Geoffrey Kondogbia’s deflected effort put the visitors in front, before former Tottenham striker Berbatov smashed Monaco further ahead in the second half as Arsenal failed [&hellip

Suarez: City now have a chance

Suarez: City now have a chance

Luis Suarez scored a double on his return to England with Barcelona, but admits Manchester City are still in the tie after Lionel Messi saw a late penalty saved in the 2-1 Champions League last-16 first-leg win. The former Liverpool forward struck twice in the first-half, but Sergio Aguero pulled one back for City before [&hellip

Winter World Cup expected

Winter World Cup expected

The final meeting of the 2022 task force is taking place in Doha today when recommendations on the timing of the World Cup in Qatar are expected to confirm a November/December tournament in order to avoid the heat of the summer. Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is among those on the task force and [&hellip

City hammer poor Newcastle

City hammer poor Newcastle

​Manchester City blew away Newcastle inside the first half-hour as they cruised to a 5-0 win at the Etihad to cut the gap at the top. Sergio Aguero scored from the spot, before Samir Nasri and Edin Dzeko put the hosts out of sight in the first half, and David Silva then scored two in [&hellip

Mane benched for lateness

Mane benched for lateness

​Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Sadio Mane was dropped from the starting line-up against Liverpool on Sunday because the winger was late. The 22-year-old Senegal international was named on the substitutes’ bench after missing the arranged 1pm team meeting time at St Mary’s by half an hour. “He was late for the pre-match,” [&hellip

Gerrard: Mario disrespectful

Gerrard: Mario disrespectful

​Steven Gerrard accused Mario Balotelli of showing “disrespect” for taking the penalty duties off Reds captain Jordan Henderson in Liverpool’s 1-0 Europa League win over Besiktas. Balotelli tucked away the spot kick to earn the hosts a narrow first-leg lead in their last 32 encounter, but only after an apparent disagreement with Henderson, the captain [&hellip

Rooney ‘apologised’ to Preston

Rooney ‘apologised’ to Preston

​Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann claims that Wayne Rooney apologised for the way he won a penalty against him in Monday’s fifth round FA Cup tie. Manchester United and England skipper Rooney went down in the box to win the penalty after Stuckmann rushed off his line to challenge him towards the end of the game. [&hellip

Real too strong for Schalke

Real too strong for Schalke

​Real Madrid put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after winning 2-0 at Schalke in the first leg of their last-16 tie. The defending champions were made to work hard by Roberto di Matteo’s side but took the lead in the 36th minute when Cristiano Ronaldo nodded [&hellip

Kolo retires from Ivory Coast

Kolo retires from Ivory Coast

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has retired from international football a week after winning the Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast. The veteran defender is bringing to an end his 15-year international career after playing in Ivory Coast’s 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup squads as well as seven Africa Cup of Nations. “I [&hellip

Giroud double downs Boro

Giroud double downs Boro

​Olivier Giroud’s first-half double was enough to send holders Arsenal through to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium. The Frenchman scored twice in three minutes from close range to give Arsenal a comfortable lead at half-time, and that’s how it stayed as Champiosnhip high-flyers Boro failed to [&hellip