Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
INJURY RULES GARETH BALE OUT OF WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS MATCHES
Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales’ World Cup Qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland through injury.
The forward had been a major doubt after missing Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Espanyol due to the calf muscle strain he suffered against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last Tuesday.
IBRAHIMOVIC WARNED NOT TO RUSH MANCHESTER UNITED RETURN
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been warned not to rush his Manchester United return by surgeon Freddie Fu Ho-keung, who operated on his knee in May.
Ibrahimovic has not played since suffering a career-threatening knee ligament injury in United’s Europa League quarter-final second leg match against Anderlecht at Old Trafford in April.
CAVANI INSISTS HIS ROW WITH NEYMAR OVER PENALTY DUTIES HAS BEEN SETTLED
Edinson Cavani does not believe a row with Neymar over spot-kicks is likely to cause any more problems at Paris Saint-Germain.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani insists his row with Neymar over penalty duties has been settled.
Brazil star Neymar became embroiled in an on-pitch argument with Cavani over who would take a spot-kick in the 2-0 Ligue 1 victory over Lyon last month.
Wednesday, 4th October 2017
MESSI AND NEYMAR BATTLES FOR TOP DRIBBLER WITH LYON’S FAKIR CLOSE
Neymar and Messi are battling it out for who is the best dribbler in Europe. Which player beats more than any other among the five top European leagues? Neymar is the player that tries the most and he has done 72 dribbles in PSG Ligue 1 where he has beaten a player in 46 of them and so is the kind in Europe. He has been fouled 30 times, the most along with Bordeaux’s Malcom. He has six goals and five assists in the French championship along with his dribbling skills and he has a 64% success rate in beating a player.
MANCHESTER CITY’S STYLE MAY SUIT ENGLAND, BUT RESULTS MATTERS MOST: STONES
John Stones believes England have the players to replicate Manchester City’s brand of football but insists results are more important than style. Pep Guardiola’s side produced another strong display in their 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday to move back to the top of the Premier League, ahead of Manchester United on goal difference.
PEP GUARDIOLA CONCEALS IDENTITY OF BAYERN MUNCHIC’S NEXT COACH
Pep Guardiola knows the identity of Bayern Munich’s next manager, according to the president of the Bundesliga club. Bayern sacked Carlo Ancelotti last week after they were thrashed 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Former Bayern defender Willy Sagnol oversaw a disappointing 2-2 draw away to Hertha Berlin at the weekend.
Thursday, 5th October
GARETH SOUTHGATE WOULD ASSISTS STERLING IN WINNING SLOVENIA
Gareth Southgate believes Raheem Sterling has the mental toughness to overcome prior criticism as England seek World Cup qualification.
Raheem Sterling has received the backing of Gareth Southgate, who hopes the Manchester City man can harness his club form and propel England to the World Cup finals.
NIGERIA, EGYPT, AND TUNISIA ON THE VERGE ON WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION
Nigeria, Egypt, and Tunisia could all book their spots at next year’s World Cup in the penultimate round of African qualifiers at the weekend but the other two slots will only be decided next month.
VAN DER SAR UNVAILS HIDDEN SECRETS TO RONALDO’S SUCCESS OVER ROONEY
Cristiano Ronaldo has become one of the world’s best players and former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar has revealed one of the secrets to his success. When the two played together at Old Trafford, the Portuguese used to work specifically on his shooting after training – like most forwards, but with a slight twist.
Friday, 6th October 2017
BOLIVIA GOALKEEPER CARLOS LAMPE EARNED BRAZIL’S BOSS PRAISE
Carlos Lampe thwarted Brazil in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday and he earned praise from Brazil boss Tite.
Frustrated with the result in Bolivia, Brazil head coach Tite still found time to heap praise on Carlos Lampe following his goalkeeping heroics against the South American giants.
THE FIRST 10 TEAMS TO HAVE SECURED THIER RUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUP TICKETS
England and Germany both booked their tickets to Russia on Thursday night, as they became the latest national teams to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Belgium were the only other European team to have qualified, as well as hosts Russia, who are given an automatic place.
ENGLAND PLAYERS NEEDS SUPPORT AFTER WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION – SOUTHGATE
Gareth Southgate has called on England supporters to back his young team after they secured World Cup qualification. Harry Kane’s late winner earned a 1-0 victory for England over Slovenia at Wembley, which booked their place at next year’s tournament in Russia.