NEWS ROUND UP
Monday 9th October, 2017
BARCELONA WITHHOLDS NEYMAR’S LOYALTY FEES ON TERMS OF CONTRACT BREACH
The dispute between Barcelona and Neymar over an unpaid loyalty bonus continues to rumble on. Neymar has called on UEFA to expel Barcelona from the Champions League in a dispute over an outstanding loyalty payment.
COUTINHO, NEYMAR, MODRIC AND N’GOLO KANTE MAKE BALLON D’OR LIST
Chelsea’s Midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named among the first 10 nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2017, France Football has revealed. The prestigious award, which was aligned with FIFA from 2010 to 2015, has been won by either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi for the past nine years.
CRISTIANO RONALDO AND LIONEL MESSI FACE WORLD CUP MISS RISK
World Cups are for the best players around but there is a serious risk in either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi missing the showpiece next summer, with the unimaginable scenario of both failing to qualify still alive.
“AGE IS A NUMBER AND NOTHING MORE”- HEYNCKES BAYERN MUNICH’S NEW COACH
New Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes insists he has not lost touch with football during four years away from coaching. The 72-year-old has been appointed as head coach until the end of the season following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti last Thursday.
Tuesday, 10th October, 2017
GARETH BALE AND TEAMMATES CONVINCING COACH COLEMAN TO STAY
According to betloy source, Gareth Bale and other senior Wales players met with Chris Coleman after Monday’s defeat to the Republic of Ireland to try and persuade him to stay on as manager, according. Wales’ hopes of qualifying for next summer’s World Cup in Russia were dashed after the defeat to Martin O’Neill’s side.
CAHILL BOOKS AUSTRALIA’S WORLD CUP TICKET WITH A 2-1 WIN OVER SYRIA
Tim Cahill helped Australia scrape past Syria and book a World Cup qualifying play-off against CONCACAF’s fourth-place team. Australia booked their place in an intercontinental World Cup play-off next month as Tim Cahill inspired them to a 2-1 extra-time win over Syria in Sydney on Tuesday.
BRAZILIANS SOLICIT THEIR COUNTRY LOSE TO CHILE TO RILE ARGENTINA
Given the state of play in South America’s World Cup qualifiers, Brazilians have taken to social media and requested that their country loses to Chile to wind up Argentina. In Brazil, they haven’t forgotten the songs and taunts which greeted them from Argentina after the Selecao were humiliatingly beaten 7-1 by Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-final.
Wednesday, 11th October 2017
LIVERPOOL VS MAN UTD “EVERY SINGLE MOMENT COUNTS- JOSE MOURINHO
There are few clubs Jose Mourinho has inflicted more pain on. His first trophy in English football came against Liverpool in the 2005 League Cup, and among the 28 Premier League points he has taken from the red half of Merseyside are the three his Chelsea team won at Anfield in 2014, when Steven Gerrard and Co had been on the cusp of the title.
LIONEL MESSI GRABS ARGENTINA THEIR TICKET TO THE 2018 WORLD CUP
Talks over Lionel Messi’s impact for Argentina and why he did not bring the same level of success as he did for Barcelona appear to have been washed away finally by his performance against Ecuador with praise coming from all quarters.
BETTER DAYS AHEAD FOR NETHERLANDS: ARJEN ROBBEN
Netherlands have now failed to reach two major tournaments in succession but Arjen Robben sees a bright future for the Oranje. Arjen Robben believes better times are ahead for Netherlands despite their failure to qualify for a second successive major tournament.
Thursday 12th, October 2017
“MBAPPE IS MORE PROFESSIONAL THAN MESSI AT THE SAME AGE” – LUDOVIC GIULY
Ludovic Giuly thinks Kylian Mbappe has an advantage over Lionel Messi having avoided injuries in the early stages of his career. Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is more professional than Barcelona icon Lionel Messi was at his age, according to Ludovic Giuly.
CRISTIANO RONALDO IN A 10 TITLE IN ONE YEAR CHALLENGE
Football fans around the world could be about to witness a very important season in the career of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is challenging himself to win 10 titles in one year. With seven trophies up for grabs, as well as three individual prizes, the Real Madrid forward is targeting what would be a historic haul.
SILVA TO WEAR SPECIAL SHIRT NUMBER IN NEW CLUB LEICESTER
After weeks of protests, FIFA has finally given Adrien Silva the green light to train with his new club. After being signed on deadline day in a deal worth up to £27m, had been barred from representing Leicester due to the Foxes failure to register him before the 11pm transfer deadline.
ALEXIS SANCHEZ HIGHLY ESTEEMED IN CHILE LIKE BECKHAM IN ENGLAND – WENGER
Alexis Sanchez carries the expectation of a nation in the same way David Beckham did for England, says Arsene Wenger. Arsenal kept hold of Sanchez despite a Deadline Day £60m bid for the player, and the 29-year-old could leave the club on a free transfer when his current contract expires next summer.dragged
Chile’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup has kicked off a post-mortem in the South American nation, which has included the release of comments made by former national team coach Jorge Sampaoli.