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Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA set to announce UCL reforms, decide on Euro 2020 hosts

UEFA is expected to formalise radical reforms to the format of the Champions League at a key meeting of its executive committee on Monday which could also see some cities removed as hosts of the delayed Euro 2020.
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann played down his influence on their 3-2 Champions League defeat of Manchester United.

RB Leipzig boss ‘in Bayern Munich sights’ after Premier League links

The highly-rated RB Leipzig boss has recently been linked with Tottenham, among other clubs across Europe, in the event that Spurs decide to part company with Jose Mourinho after a frustrating 2020/21 campaign.
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Hansi Flick vague on Bayern Munich future following Champions League elimination

Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

UEFA confirms spectators at Euro 2020

The UEFA has announced the return of spectators during Euro 2020 but four cities, including Rome, must still provide ‘additional information on their plans’.
Jorginho is planning to spend “at least another four years” at Chelsea, claims his representative Joao Santos.

Chelsea star Jorginho makes Napoli return admission

Jorginho has revealed that he intends to return to Napoli “one day”, but the Italy international insists Chelsea will continue to get his full commitment for the foreseeable future.
Germany’s Coach Joachim Loew answers journalists’ questions before the UEFA Nations League football match between Germany and Spain in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on September 3, 2020. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE - AFP)

German FA: Joachim Loew to remain in charge at Euro 2020

Joachim Loew will remain Germany coach at Euro 2020 despite last week’s latest humiliating defeat, the president of the German FA (DFB) declared on Tuesday.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez reacts. REUTERS-Anton Vaganov-File Photo

Belgium boss calls for larger Euro 2020 squads

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez wants squad sizes for the upcoming Euro 2020 finals to be increased from 23 players to 26, he told local press on Wednesday.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA removes 30 percent cap on spectators ahead of Euro 2020

UEFA announced on Wednesday it had ended its 30-percent spectator limit in stadiums, potentially allowing host nations to choose their own restrictions at this summer's continent-wide European Championship.
Toni Kroos has revealed that Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard tried to talk him into a move to Liverpool as Manchester United passed up the opportunity to do a deal in 2014.

Toni Kroos to decide Germany future after Euro 2020

After the tournament in Russia, the Real Madrid star hoped to concentrate on his club career, but was convinced to keep playing for Die Mannschaft after meetings with the German football association (DFB) and Joachim Low.
Robert Lewandowski will miss Poland’s World Cup qualifier with England after sustaining a knee ligament injury in the win over Andorra on Sunday.

Robert Lewandowski ruled out of Poland vs England with knee injury

Robert Lewandowski will miss Poland’s World Cup qualifier with England after sustaining a knee ligament injury in the win over Andorra on Sunday.
Manchester United’s England defender Harry Maguire brushed aside concerns he may suffer burnout following the volume of matches he has played for club and country this season and said he is ready to cope with the remainder of the campaign.

Qatar 2022: England’s Harry Maguire plays down burnout fears

Manchester United’s England defender Harry Maguire brushed aside concerns he may suffer burnout following the volume of matches he has played for club and country this season and said he is ready to cope with the remainder of the campaign.
Belgium may have played a poor game in drawing at the Czech Republic in their World Cup qualifier but coach Roberto Martinez said the character of the team had pleased him.

Coach Martinez pleased with character despite poor Belgian showing

Belgium may have played a poor game in drawing at the Czech Republic in their World Cup qualifier but coach Roberto Martinez said the character of the team had pleased him.
Gareth Southgate hopes Jordan Henderson’s groin injury will be healed by the end of the season, but says ‘anything can happen along the way’. Eddie Keogh for The FA-Shutterstock

England coach sweating over Jordan Henderson’s fitness for Euros

England manager Gareth Southgate said midfielder Jordan Henderson faces a race against time to be fit for this year’s European Championship as the Liverpool captain continues his recovery from a groin injury.
Toni Kroos will play no part in Germany's first three World Cup qualifiers after returning to Real Madrid with a minor injury issue.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos withdraws from Germany squad

Toni Kroos will play no part in Germany's first three World Cup qualifiers after returning to Real Madrid with a minor injury issue.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said his side cannot afford to be complacent as they begin their World Cup qualifying campaign against Azerbaijan in Turin on Wednesday as the clear favourites to finish top of their group.

Portugal cannot take qualification for granted – coach

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said his side cannot afford to be complacent as they begin their World Cup qualifying campaign against Azerbaijan in Turin on Wednesday as the clear favourites to finish top of their group.
Germany will seek redemption for November’s humiliating thrashing against Spain as Joachim Loew’s squad look to get the fans back behind them by winning their first three World Cup qualifiers.

Germany banking on victories to regain support

Germany will seek redemption for November’s humiliating thrashing against Spain as Joachim Loew’s squad look to get the fans back behind them by winning their first three World Cup qualifiers.
After taking advice from various specialists, Real Madrid have convinced Eden Hazard to avoid undergoing more ankle surgery, following his latest injury setback.

Eden Hazard decides against surgery on Real Madrid’s advice

After taking advice from various specialists, Real Madrid have convinced Eden Hazard to avoid undergoing more ankle surgery, following his latest injury setback.
Manchester United are being linked with Burnley stopper Nick Pope this summer, with the club concerned that Dean Henderson is not ready to be the club’s number one.

Manchester United linked with Nick Pope with club concerned Dean Henderson is ‘too inexperienced’

Manchester United are being linked with Burnley stopper Nick Pope this summer, with the club concerned that Dean Henderson is not ready to be the club’s number one.
Virgil van Dijk has gone under the knife to repair the damage done to his knee, with the operation proving a success, Liverpool have confirmed on their official website.

Liverpool boss: Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez unlikely to make Euros

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is unlikely centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez will be fit for this summer's European Championship.
Jurgen Klopp would be a popular choice to succeed Joachim Low as Germany head coach, but Julian Nagelsmann cannot see it happening.

Julian Nagelsmann expects Jurgen Klopp to stay at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp would be a popular choice to succeed Joachim Low as Germany head coach, but Julian Nagelsmann cannot see it happening.
Joachim Low has been backed to reverse his fortunes as Germany coach by Jurgen Klopp, with the Liverpool manager professing his belief that the veteran manager can take the nation far at Euro 2020.

Joachim Löw to leave Germany post after 15 years

The 61-year-old has been involved with the national team since 2004, first as an assistant for two years and then taking over as coach after the 2006 World Cup.
Steven Gerrard says Rangers fans should stay away on Saturday despite the emotional pull of it being the 50th anniversary of the Ibrox tragedy that resulted in 66 fans dying.

Steven Gerrard lined up as Jurgen Klopp replacement at Liverpool

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is being lined up to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool boss with increasing doubts over the German’s long-term Anfield future.

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Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he misses winning trophies

Paul Pogba has described himself as a "bad loser" who misses winning trophies at Manchester United, but says that the club's silverware drought only makes them more determined to break it.
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Zimbabwe’s president says ‘fight still on’ to fix broken economy

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has expressed concerns over the attack on monarchs in Ekiti State.

Pastor Adeboye condemns attack on traditional institutions

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has downplayed suggestions his side have reignited the Premier League title race after ending Manchester City’s 21-match winning run with a stunning 2-0 derby victory.

Manchester United boss: We can still catch Manchester City in title race

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India coronavirus vaccination crosses 100 million doses

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Nze Nwankpo: Why I chose APGA for governorship race

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SERAP urges Nigerian government to slash politicians’ allowances

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