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Atletico Madrid punished for fans' far-right banner at Europa League final

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:54:00 PDT

here Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke admits he's keen for Antoine Griezmann to stay at the club because of his huge impact. NYON, Switzerland -- UEFA has ordered Atletico Madrid to close a section of their stadium as punishment for fans displaying a far-right banner at the Europa League final last month. European football's governing body says Atletico must shut off at least 3,000 seats at their first home game in the Champions League next season. The Spanish team's Metropolitano Stadium will also host the Champions League final next June. UEFA's disciplinary panel found Atletico guilty of a charge of "racist behavior"...

Liverpool to play away in Premier League before every Champions League group game

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:05:00 PDT

dating in islam hadith Gab Marcotti and the ESPN FC crew discuss how far along Liverpool are in their contract negotiations with Roma's Alisson. The FC crew analyse the major curveball thrown by Lyon as they ended negotiations with Liverpool over the transfer of Nabil Fekir. Steve Nicol and Craig Burley defend Sergio Ramos for appearing unapologetic upon learning Loris Karius suffered a concussion in the UCL final. French football expert Julien Laurens and the FC panel examine Fabinho's move to Liverpool and how the Reds' midfield will take shape in 2018-19. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol explains why Roma's Alisson has to be Liverpool's No. 1 transfer target this summer. Liverpool will play away from home in the Premier League before every Champions League group game this season. The fixture list, released on Thursday morning, provisionally shows that Liverpool will face rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal before European matches. It starts in September when Liverpool travel to Tottenham's new stadium ahead of the opening game of the Champions League group stages, which both teams automatically qualified for. Prior to matchday two in the Champions League...

Man United most valuable club but Barcelona, Real Madrid closing - Forbes

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:18:00 PDT

http://curemito.org/estorke/3432 While Diogo Dalot may not be a Man United regular next season, Shaka Hislop feels it's a statement of intent for the future. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho used his footballing expertise to predict the outcome of the World Cup group stages. Manchester United are the world's most valuable football club for a second consecutive year, according to the annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday. The Premier League runners-up, who last year ended European champions Real Madrid's four-year stint at the top of the list, were valued at $4.12 billion, up 12 percent from a year ago, Forbes said. The average value of the top 20, which relates to the 2016-17 season, rose by 14 percent over the period. Real Madrid, who last month won a third-straight...

Real Madrid hire Spain's Julen Lopetegui to take over as coach after World Cup

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:56:00 PDT

watch ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti discusses the tricky situation Julen Lopetegui finds himself in as he coaches Spain before taking over at Real Madrid. Alejandro Moreno explains why the timing of Real Madrid's hiring of Julen Lopetegui as manager could be a detriment to Spain at the World Cup. After Spain laboured to a narrow win over Tunisia, the FC crew fear La Roja don't have enough cutting edge to unlock opposing defences. Spain national team coach Julen Lopetegui will take over as Real Madrid manager after the World Cup, the Spanish club announced on Tuesday, just two days before the tournament begins in Russia. Madrid had been looking for a replacement since Zinedine Zidane stepped down from the position last month, just days after winning a third consecutive Champions League trophy. Lopetegui, after guiding Spain easily through qualification to the World Cup finals, had agreed a new contract up until Euro 2022...

Chaos rules at Madrid post Zinedine with Ronaldo, Bale futures on hold

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 02:29:00 PDT

http://tc12bercy.fr/parazitu/1236 The FC panel respond to reports of Cristiano Ronaldo's unhappiness at Real Madrid and discuss why this story doesn't seem to go away. ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno explains why Cristiano Ronaldo's repetitive threats to leave Real Madrid are losing value. ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol feels Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid at exactly the right time after rumours suggest a rift with Florentino Perez. Sid Lowe explains what Real Madrid will be looking for in their managerial search, and the FC crew ponder whether Arsene Wenger is a good fit. Real Madrid are in a state of flux. The club continue their search for Zinedine Zidane's replacement, with a long list of issues which cannot be resolved until the new man is appointed. Zidane's shock decision to step down just days after winning a third consecutive Champions League trophy appears to have taken everyone at the Bernabeu by surprise. There's speculation and uncertainty over Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale's future, as well as where the team will do the majority of their preseason...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah rejects Sergio Ramos claim: I never told him it was 'fine'

Sat, 9 Jun 2018 03:38:00 PDT

get link The FC crew react to the news Liverpool's Loris Karius suffered a concussion after a collision with Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final. Steve Nicol and Craig Burley defend Sergio Ramos for appearing unapologetic upon learning Loris Karius suffered a concussion in the UCL final. Egypt head coach Hector Cuper says he's optimistic about Mohamed Salah being fit to play at this month's World Cup in Russia. With Mo Salah still recovering, Ed Dove discusses what fans can expect from Egypt at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Exploding Heads sound the World Cup horn as Ian Fiveankles breaks down Group A and Anthony interviews the official match ball of the World Cup. After a 28-year absence, Mohamed Salah and Egypt are ready to set the World Cup alight. Mohamed Salah has said he did not tell Sergio Ramos things were "fine" after the Real Madrid defender injured the Liverpool forward during last month's Champions League final. Salah was forced off in the first half after locking arms with Ramos and being pulled to the ground. It was later confirmed that he had sprained ligaments in his shoulder, placing his participation at this summer's World Cup with Egypt in doubt. Ramos was heavily criticised for his role in the incident, but he said things...

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos called out on Twitter by Adebayo 'Beast' Akinfenwa

Fri, 8 Jun 2018 12:47:00 PDT

http://kokiqq.net/?ruuw=binary-options-one-two-trade&c05=f2 Liverpool supporter and professional footballer Adebayo Akinfenwa is still not over the Champions League final -- and he is lashing all of his frustration towards Real Madrid's pantomime villain Sergio Ramos. Ramos has come under fire for being part of the tussle that saw Mohamed Salah forced to withdraw early with a shoulder injury before the Spain defender collided with Loris Karius, giving the Liverpool goalkeeper a concussion. Akinfenwa, who plays as a striker for League One club Wycombe Wanderers,...

Besiktas fined after cat interrupts Champions League clash with Bayern Munich

Thu, 7 Jun 2018 02:37:00 PDT

what is a good match.com dating headline UEFA have hit Besiktas with a €34,000 fine (approx. $40,000) for the heinous crime of letting a cat interrupt their Champions League round-of-16 tie against Bayern Munich back in March. Referee Michael Oliver had to halt play for a couple of minutes at the Vodafone Arena when the ginger feline came nonchalantly trotting out onto the pitch in the second half of the match. Well, this is a fine piece of sports commentary if ever I've heard it. #bayern #ucl #besiktas #cats pic.twitter.com/aBFSQ2J72w— Patrick Campbell (@PTcampbell) March 14, 2018 UEFA subsequently charged Besiktas, finding them guilty of "insufficient organisation" as well as several other disciplinary...

Champions League, Europa League expansion wanted by Europe's top clubs

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 06:41:00 PDT

see Shaka Hislop reveals his final ranking of the best European club teams for the 2017-18 season. Real Madrid's pair of bicycle kicks made our UCL top 10 goals, but only one could claim the top spot. From Almudena Cathedral to Plaza de Cibeles, watch Real Madrid make their way around the Spanish capital after their latest UCL triumph. The ESPN FC panel discuss Atletico Madrid's dominance in the Europa League this season as they cruised to a 3-0 victory in Lyon. Europe's biggest clubs want more teams in the Champions League and Europa League, and more matches for those participating. The European Club Association (ECA), representing more than 200 of the continent's clubs, implied the expansion should be at the expense of national leagues as it called for a "re-balancing" between European and domestic competitions. "The model that emerges for the UEFA Club Competitions post-2024 should aim to strengthen the value of the competitions, while increasing the...

Sergio Ramos claims that Mohamed Salah could have played on are wrong - Egypt boss

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 01:56:00 PDT

http://fbmedical.fr/aftepaes/5952 The FC crew react to the news Liverpool's Loris Karius suffered a concussion after a collision with Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final. Steve Nicol and Craig Burley defend Sergio Ramos for appearing unapologetic upon learning Loris Karius suffered a concussion in the UCL final. Egypt head coach Hector Cuper says he's optimistic about Mohamed Salah being fit to play at this month's World Cup in Russia. With Mo Salah still recovering, Ed Dove discusses what fans can expect from Egypt at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Exploding Heads sound the World Cup horn as Ian Fiveankles breaks down Group A and Anthony interviews the official match ball of the World Cup. After a 28-year absence, Mohamed Salah and Egypt are ready to set the World Cup alight. Egypt manager Hector Cuper has questioned Sergio Ramos' comments about whether Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah could have played on with an injured shoulder in last month's Champions League final and said the Real Madrid captain should accept the diagnosis of actual medical professionals. Madrid lifted a third consecutive Champions League trophy after running out 3-1 winners, although Liverpool had been on top until Salah left the field during the first half due to a shoulder injury picked up after...

Real Madrid to be paid ¬50m for 2018-19 UCL before playing a match

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 04:57:00 PDT

cancer survivors dating Craig Burley is back from vacation, and doesn't hold back in his analysis of Sergio Ramos' tangle with Mo Salah, Loris Karius' nightmare and more from the UCL final. Real Madrid's pair of bicycle kicks made our UCL top 10 goals, but only one could claim the top spot. European champions Real Madrid will get around €50 million without kicking a ball in the Champions League next season as a new revenue distribution system comes into effect. European soccer body UEFA said on Tuesday that €2.04 billion would be distributed among the teams competing in its flagship tournament in 2018-19, although some will get considerably more than others. Critics say that the system creates a snowball effect as the clubs who already have the highest revenue get the most...

UEFA ban Buffon 3 games for UCL outburst

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 02:24:59 PDT

The FC crew unanimously agree Gigi Buffon deserves a three-match European ban for his actions towards referee Michael Oliver in the UCL quarterfinals.

Goalkeepers live with their errors for a long time, but Karius can rebound

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 12:11:00 PDT

dramamine infantil costo Shaka Hislop is convinced Loris Karius' lack of experience was a key factor in both of his second half blunders in the UCL final. The FC crew react to the news Liverpool's Loris Karius suffered a concussion after a collision with Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final. LIVERPOOL, England -- Former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop can remember nearly all of his goalkeeping blunders in as much detail as the best moments of his 15-year playing career. Those mistakes would force Hislop to shut off from the outside world, with comforting words from those closest to him would offering no solace in the aftermath. Following Loris Karius' error-filled performance in the Champions League final, in which the Reds goalkeeper was discovered to have suffered a concussion...

Jordan Henderson refocused on England after Liverpool's 'hard' UCL final defeat

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 11:02:00 PDT

side effects for trazodone 50 mg French football expert Julien Laurens and the FC panel examine Fabinho's move to Liverpool and how the Reds' midfield will take shape in 2018-19. England midfielder Jordan Henderson says he has put the anguish of Liverpool's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid out of his mind as he switches focus to the World Cup. The 27-year-old Liverpool captain admitted that the 3-1 loss to Real in Kiev was tough to take but the need to get his mind on this month's tournament in Russia has helped him to get over it. "It's been difficult over the last 10 days. It was hard to take," he said at England's St George's Park training centre on Tuesday....

Thibaut Courtois finds Loris Karius' concussion diagnosis 'strange'

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 09:50:00 PDT

The FC crew react to the news Liverpool's Loris Karius suffered a concussion after a collision with Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final. Craig Burley is back from vacation, and doesn't hold back in his analysis of Sergio Ramos' tangle with Mo Salah, Loris Karius' nightmare and more from the UCL final. Shaka Hislop is convinced Loris Karius' lack of experience was a key factor in both of his second half blunders in the UCL final. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says it's "strange" that Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has been diagnosed with a concussion after playing the full 90 minutes of the Champions League final. Karius made two big mistakes that resulted in goals as Real Madrid triumphed 3-1, and a hospital assessment revealed on Monday that the German had suffered a concussion earlier in the game. But Courtois said his own experience with a concussion suffered in October 2014 against Arsenal leads him to...

Sergio Ramos hits back at accusations of his role in Mohamed Salah and Loris Karius injuries

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 08:26:00 PDT

The FC crew react to the news Liverpool's Loris Karius suffered a concussion after a collision with Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final. Steve Nicol and Craig Burley defend Sergio Ramos for appearing unapologetic upon learning Loris Karius suffered a concussion in the UCL final. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is unrepentant about the clashes that left Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Loris Karius injured in last month's 3-1 Champions League final, saying the accusations against him have "been blown out of all proportion." The final turned in Madrid's favour after Reds top scorer Salah had to leave the field with a dislocated shoulder after appearing to be pulled to the ground by Ramos, with a sizable portion of fans believing the Madrid centre-back was acting intentionally. And...

Roma sanctioned by UEFA for Champions League unrest vs. Liverpool

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 06:44:00 PDT

Roma have been fined €50,000 for crowd disturbances at the first leg of their Champions League semifinal against Liverpool, as well as having their fans barred from selling tickets for their first away fixture in next season's competition. One Liverpool supporter, Sean Cox, was left in a coma after being attacked outside Anfield before the match, which Liverpool won 5-2. A ban for a second away match has been deferred under a probationary period of two years, European football's governing...

Gianluigi Buffon banned for three games by UEFA after tirade at referee

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 06:31:00 PDT

The FC crew unanimously agree Gigi Buffon deserves a three-match European ban for his actions towards referee Michael Oliver in the UCL quarterfinals. The FC crew weigh the pros and cons of PSG's reported interest in Gianluigi Buffon and ponder whether Financial Fair Play is a factor. There wasn't a dry eye in sight at Allianz Stadium, as Gianluigi Buffon came off to a standing ovation and guard of honor in his last game for Juventus. Gianluigi Buffon has been banned for his next three European matches by UEFA for comments he made about the referee after Juventus lost in the Champions League quarterfinals last season. Veteran goalkeeper Buffon caused controversy while playing in the second-leg defeat to Real Madrid, when he was shown a red card for vehemently protesting against the awarding of a dramatic and pivotal late penalty kick by referee Michael Oliver. The 40-year-old was then heavily criticial of Oliver after the match,...


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