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Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini slams VAR as ‘load of crap’

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has slammed the use of VAR technology, the introduction of which he has always opposed, as a total nightmare, in an interview on Italian television.
Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own fans and win the Under-17 World Cup for a fourth time. 17

Brazil rally back to win U-17 World Cup — in pictures

Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own fans and win the Under-17 World Cup for a fourth time.
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VAR cannot work in Nigerian football competitions for now – stakeholders

Some sports stakeholders in Nasarawa state on Thursday observed that the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in local football fixtures in the country would fail due to certain obvious reasons.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp jokingly ran off when he saw his Manchester City counterpart at the UEFA Coaches Summit while granting an interview a day after their match at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp runs off after seeing Pep Guardiola — video

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp jokingly ran off when he saw his Manchester City counterpart at the UEFA Coaches Summit while granting an interview a day after their match at Anfield.
Manchester City “don’t need to sign another defender”, says Vincent Kompany, with Pep Guardiola expected to steer clear of the January transfer market and focus instead on his attacking strength.

Vincent Kompany: Manchester City don’t need to sign a defender

Manchester City “don’t need to sign another defender”, says Vincent Kompany, with Pep Guardiola expected to steer clear of the January transfer market and focus instead on his attacking strength.
Liverpool were fortunate to emerge with all three points against Manchester City on Sunday, according to Rodri, who felt the visitors were much better than their opponents on the day.

Rodri: Liverpool were lucky to beat Manchester City in Premier League showdown

Liverpool were fortunate to emerge with all three points against Manchester City on Sunday, according to Rodri, who felt the visitors "were much better" than their opponents on the day.
Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday saw the Reds open the scoring in questionable circumstances with Fabinho’s goal allowed to stand despite claims for a penalty at the other end, after the ball seemed to strike the hand of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Jose Mourinho upset over VAR inconsistency in Premier League

Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday saw the Reds open the scoring in questionable circumstances with Fabinho’s goal allowed to stand despite claims for a penalty at the other end, after the ball seemed to strike the hand of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Football Club, Kabiru Dogo, has attributed the poor outing of the team against visiting Warri Wolves to revolving issues within the Club’s management.

Sunshine Stars’ coach blames management over Warri Wolves draw

The Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Football Club, Kabiru Dogo, has attributed the poor outing of the team against visiting Warri Wolves to revolving issues within the Club’s management.
Trent Alexander-Arnold had the threat of a VAR check in the back of his mind after the ball struck his arm in the build-up to Liverpool’s opening goal against Manchester City on Sunday, but his focus remained on the task at hand.

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold admits to concern over handball VAR incident against Manchester City

Trent Alexander-Arnold had the threat of a VAR check in the back of his mind after the ball struck his arm in the build-up to Liverpool’s opening goal against Manchester City on Sunday, but his focus remained on the task at hand.
Inter midfielder Nicolò Barella, who scored the match winning goal against Hellas Verona in the Nerazzurri’s tough 2-1 win in the Serie A tonight, spoke to Italian media outlet InterTV immediately after the final whistle.

Nicolo Barella winner sends Inter Milan top of Serie A

Nicolo Barella scored his first league goal for Inter Milan to secure a 2-1 win over Verona which put Antonio Conte’s side top of Serie A on Saturday.
Everton manager Marco Silva believes VAR has cost his side at least five points in the Premier League this season.

Marco Silva: VAR has cost Everton six points

The Toffees have won just two of their first 11 matches in the English top-flight this season and sit just three points above the relegation zone.
Five–time champions Nigeria were on Wednesday eliminated from the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil after losing 1-3 to late bloomers Netherlands in their Round of 16 clash in Goiania.17

FIFA U17: Netherlands eliminate Golden Eaglets in Round of 16 — in pictures

Five–time champions Nigeria were on Wednesday eliminated from the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil after losing 1-3 to late bloomers Netherlands in their Round of 16 clash in Goiania.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Barcelona frustrated by Slavia Prague at Nou Camp

Barcelona failed to score for the first time in 46 home games as they were held to a draw by Slavia Prague.
Jerome Boateng's future has not yet been decided, according to Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, despite reported interest from Manchester United.

Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng handed two-game ban

Jerome Boateng has been handed a two-match ban by the German Football Association (DFB) following his red card in Bayern Munich's 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Carlo Ancelotti still believes in Napoli's squad as he backed his players after their Europa League defeat to Arsenal.

Napoli chief blasts official for sending off Carlo Ancelotti

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has launched an extraordinary attack on the referee after manager Carlo Ancelotti was sent off during his side's 2-2 draw against Atalanta in Serie A on Wednesday.
He has come up against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but Liverpool midfielder James Milner has singled out Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha as the most difficult opponent he has come up against.

Wilfried Zaha named James Milner’s most difficult opponent

He has come up against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but Liverpool midfielder James Milner has singled out Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha as the most difficult opponent he has come up against.
Crystal Palace has taken immediate action after Wilfried Zaha was targeted by racist abuse on social media.

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha aims dig at Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi over tackle

Wilfried Zaha has made a joke about Matteo Guendouzi's rash challenge on him in Crystal Palace's 2-2 Premier League draw with Arsenal on Sunday.
Holstein Kiel sub Michael Eberwein kicked a stray shot back into play before it left the pitch

Bundesliga 2 player concedes bizarre penalty while warming up — video

New Holstein Kiel midfielder Michael Eberwein has arguably made the worst impression in football history after conceding a penalty for his side on the byline against Bochum.

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