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Maurizio Sarri slammed a “messy” performance as Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Udinese on Thursday night to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.

Juventus yet to settle Maurizio Sarri four months after his sack

Juventus and former boss Maurizio Sarri are still in discussions about settling the compensation he is due after being sacked in the summer, according to reports.
Roberto Mancini has expressed his sadness at seeing Mario Balotelli go from being Italian football's golden boy to the odd man out.

Roberto Mancini: Mario Balotelli should be playing for Italy

Italy boss Mancini gave Balotelli his Serie A debut for Inter when the striker was just 17 years old, in December 2007, and a first Azzurri cap came before his 20th birthday.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Michael Regan-Pool via REUTERS

Frank Lampard feels ‘judged differently’ as an English coach

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes English managers are judged differently to their foreign counterparts and says more should be given the opportunity to lead Premier League clubs.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised his players for celebrating Andreas Christensen’s red card.

Jurgen Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card

Chelsea defender Christensen was dismissed just before half time for hauling down Sadio Mane. Although he was initially given a yellow card, Christensen was sent off after referee Paul Tierney consulted the pitchside monitor.
Luis Suarez “behaved like a rat” during a Champions League reunion with Liverpool, says John Aldridge, with the Barcelona striker’s antics at Camp Nou considered to be “not acceptable”.

Luis Suarez in Italy to take citizenship test ahead of Juventus move

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is in Perugia to undergo an Italian citizenship test ahead of completing a move to Juventus.
Sami Khedira has returned to the Juventus squad for their Serie A game at home to AC Milan on Saturday.

Juventus ready to terminate Sami Khedira contract

Juventus are set to terminate Sami Khedira’s contract, with the former Germany international not in the plans of new head coach Andrea Pirlo, Goal reports.
Nicolas Anelka has played for some of the most recognisable names in European football management over the last 25 years, but two stand out as his best managers- Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce.

Nicolas Anelka: Chelsea can be champions of England

Former Chelsea star, Nicolas Anelka, says Chelsea have a ‘great chance’ of becoming champions of England considering their latest signings.
Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is delighted to reach the Europa League after winning the FA Cup.

Mikel Arteta still on cloud nine after Arsenal’s Europa League qualification

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, is delighted to reach the Europa League after winning the FA Cup.
Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.

Italian Serie A gets new president

Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.
English Premier League

Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.
The UEFA Champions League football cup is displayed prior to the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League football tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 17, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI - AFP)

European Leagues critical of proposed Champions League reforms

The European Leagues has said plans to revamp the Champions League should be started from scratch as the current proposals only benefit "a few rich and dominant clubs".

Official: Serie A matches will not be played in China for now

Serie A matches are unlikely to be played in China in the near future, although matches in the less prestigious Coppa Italia could be, an official said on Sunday.
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Ex-Chelsea coach Gianluca Vialli reveals cancer battle success

Villa won over 50 caps for Italy but has been out of football since 2002, when he left a managerial role with Watford.

Antonio Conte: I predicted difficult Chelsea season

Antonio Conte is adamant his pessimistic forecast for Chelsea this season has not contributed to their struggles.

Gianluca Vialli: Antonio Conte can’t wait to leave Chelsea

Former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli believes that current Blues boss Antonio Conte can't wait to leave the club.

Andrea Pirlo would be a great addition for Chelsea – Ray Wilkins

Ray Wilkins believes Andrea Pirlo would be a "great addition" for Chelsea if he were to join Antonio Conte's backroom staff.

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The opposition, led by National Assembly speaker Juan Guaido, is boycotting the vote on the grounds that it will be rigged in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s allies.

Venezuela’s socialists eye congress control as opposition boycotts vote

Venezuela will hold parliamentary elections this Sunday in a vote that the United States, European Union and many citizens view as a fraudulent effort by the ruling socialist party to seize control of the last institution in opposition hands.
Italian prosecutors said on Thursday they suspect Juventus of involvement in Luis Suarez allegedly cheating in an Italian language exam earlier this year.

Prosecutors suspect Juventus helped Luis Suarez in Italian exam

Italian prosecutors said on Thursday they suspect Juventus of involvement in Luis Suarez allegedly cheating in an Italian language exam earlier this year.
Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo said on Friday he was scared for Raul Jimenez after the striker suffered a fractured skull in a sickening clash of heads with Arsenal's David Luiz.

Wolves boss was ‘afraid’ for Raul Jimenez after head clash

Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo said on Friday he was scared for Raul Jimenez after the striker suffered a fractured skull in a sickening clash of heads with Arsenal's David Luiz.
Napoli overcame Croatian side Rijeka 2-0 on Thursday in their first match since the death of Diego Maradona, the Italian club's greatest and most popular player.

Napoli officially rename home ground after Diego Maradona

The Naples city council has unanimously approved a resolution that will change the name of Napoli's home stadium from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Aviation unions ground Arik Air operations

Three aviation unions on Friday grounded Arik Air over alleged refusal of the management to fulfil an agreement on payments of workers’ terminal benefits.