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Papa Bouba Diop: Iconic World Cup Goal Means His Legacy Will Never Fade

Papa Bouba Diop found fame as a cult hero for his 2002 World Cup goal against France and later scored a Premier League wonder goal against Manchester United.


Shakhtar—Real Madrid Champions League 2020 Group Stage Match Preview, Injuries/Suspensions, Potential XIs, Prediction

Real are back in European action in Ukraine


Lazio ace Immobile tackles past demons on Dortmund return

Ciro Immobile returns to the scene of one of his unhappiest spells as a player when Lazio take on the goal ace's former club Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday. Dortmund were Italy forward Immobile's first club outside of his home country and that disappointing time in the Bundesliga was followed by an similarly unsuccessful six months at Sevilla, before returning to Serie A. Lazio are just one point behind their German hosts...


Todibo to return to Barcelona in January?

The defender is yet to feature for Benfica


Liverpool Submit Planning Application to Take Anfield to Over 61,000 Capacity

Liverpool submit planning application to expand Anfield by 7,000 seats


Szoboszlai over Isco? One has more to offer Everton over the long term

Two very good players, in two very different stages of their careers


Match Preview: Sunderland v Burton Albion

Sunderland begin life after Phil Parkinson at the Stadium of Light against Burton Albion - here is everything you need to know ahead of kick-off!


Winning the league ‘starts from believing’, and Chelsea do believe, claims Ziyech

Hakim knows


Quique Setien Reveals Barcelona Still Haven't Offered Him Compensation

Quique Setien claims Barcelona have not offered him compensation & believes they have not even legally sacked him yet.


Leicester 1-2 Fulham: Player Ratings as Ademola Lookman Drags Fulham Out of Relegation Zone

Player ratings as Fulham stun Leicester at the King Power Stadium


Mateusz Klich's Performances Key to Leeds Retaining Premier League Status

Mateusz Klich continues to make himself one of the first names on the team sheet for Leeds, and will be key in tough periods this season


Edinson Cavani Still Faces Ban as FA Weigh Up Misconduct Charge

Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani will be asked to explain use of 'negrito' in a social media post and faces a three-game ban if the FA deem it racist.


FC Barcelona News: 1 December 2020

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors


FA Cup Third Round Draw: Liverpool Travel to Aston Villa, Manchester United Face Watford & Spurs Face Marine

The FA Cup third round draw was made on Monday with Aston Villa vs Liverpool and Manchester United vs Watford


Opposition interview! Burton fan Dan believes 8th in League One is ‘not good enough’ for Sunderland

Ahead of tonight’s game, we sat down for a chat with Burton fan & writer Dan Johnson to get the craic from ower their way - and he’s struggling to work out whether they’ll have enough to beat Sunderland.


Youthful Couilloud to lead France in England Autumn Nations decider

Lyon's 23-year-old scrum-half Baptiste Couilloud will lead a weakened France side out against England at Twickenham for their Autumn Nations Cup decider on Sunday. The fresh-faced but powerfully-built Couilloud has played just four times for France and takes up the role after French clubs decided to only release top players three times for the international tournament. France are the only team to have defeated England this year, denying the...


Stephanie Frappart to Become First Female Referee in Champions League History

Stephanie Frappart will referee the Champions League game between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv, making her the first female referee in the competition's history.


The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur news and links for Tuesday, December 1

Sarah Fuller is more than her accomplishment


Argentines celebrate 'eternal love' for Maradona with tattoos

Argentines celebrate 'eternal love' for Maradona with tattoos


Fans Allowed to Drink Alcohol in Premier League Stadiums When They Reopen

Premier League stadiums which reopen in December will be allowed to serve alcohol


France's Frappart first woman to referee men's Champions League game

France's Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a men's Champions League match on Wednesday when Juventus host Dynamo Kiev in Turin, European football's governing body UEFA confirmed. Frappart follows in the footsteps of two trailblazers in Nicole Petignat, the first woman to officiate in the UEFA Cup in 2003, and Bibiana Steinhaus, who became the first woman referee in a major European league when she arrived in Germany's...


Fulham shock Leicester to escape relegation zone, West Ham go fifth

Fulham climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone on Monday after finally solving their penalty woes in a shock 2-1 win at Leicester, while West Ham rode their luck to move into fifth place with a dramatic 2-1 victory against Aston Villa. Leicester would have gone second with a win, but instead they remain fourth -- three points behind leaders Tottenham -- after a second successive league defeat.


Anthony Martial 'Doubtful' for Man Utd's Clash With PSG After Leaving Training Ground Early

Anthony Martial is a doubt to face PSG due to illness.


David Ochoa Called Into USMNT Camp

The first call up for the RSL keeper could have Olympic implications


Edinson Cavani's Greatest Ever Performances

Recalling some of the finest performances Edinson Cavani has put together during his playing career so far


MLS shifts Kansas City-Minnesota playoff clash to Thursday

Major League Soccer on Monday moved a quarter-final playoff match between Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United from Wednesday to Thursday and pushed back a subsequent semi-final to next Monday. The league said the shift was not made as a result of Covid-19 issues. The other Western Conference playoff matchup, Dallas at defending champion Seattle, will be played as planned on Tuesday. That winner will meet the Kansas City-Minnesota winner on...


Ferencvaros vs Barcelona Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Ferencvaros vs Barcelona Preview and Predicted Lineups ahead of Wednesday's game in the Champions League group stage.


Chelsea Monitoring AC Milan Duo Gianluigi Donnarumma & Alessio Romagnoli

Chelsea are monitoring AC Milan duo Gianluigi Donnarumma & Alessio Romagnoli, who are both approaching the ends of their contracts at San Siro.


Rennes Slash Asking Price for Man Utd & Real Madrid Target Eduardo Camavinga

Rennes would consider selling midfield wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga, who is wanted by Real Madrid, Manchester United, Juventus and PSG, for £45m.


LGBTQ athletes and coaches hosting holiday hangout tonight

GO! Athletes and Equality Coaching Alliance are teaming up with Outsports to give LGBTQ athletes and coaches a way to meet up.


Starting XI: Is this the Sunderland side that will take on Burton Albion tonight?

Who do you reckon will make the starting eleven when Sunderland look to start the post-Parkinson era with a win against Burton Albion tonight?


Rossoneri Round Up for Dec 1: AC Milan's Squad Turn Up For Training On Their Day Off

Summary of Milan’s news and links for the day.


Maradona's doctor seeks out prosecutors

Maradona's doctor seeks out prosecutors


Arsenal's Issues Go Beyond Mikel Arteta, But He Still Needs to Do More

What's gone wrong for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta?


Spurs to face non-league Marine in FA Cup third round

Premier League leaders Tottenham were handed a trip to eighth-tier Marine in Monday's draw for the FA Cup third round. Northern Premier League Division One side Marine became only the second club from the eighth tier to reach the third round after beating Havant and Waterlooville after extra time on Sunday.


Wolves' Jimenez hopes to return after fractured skull

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez says he hopes to be back playing football soon despite suffering a fractured skull in a horrific clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz. Whilst Jimenez went to hospital Luiz controversially played on with blood seeping from his head bandage until he was replaced at half-time.


Liverpool Draw Aston Villa In The FA Cup

Liverpool will travel to the Midlands in January as both Premier League clubs enter the cup in the third round


How will Barcelona line up against Ferencvaros?

Changes in store with qualification assured?


Open Thread: December 1, 2020.

Another issue of the Daily Merengue!


Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid, 2020 Champions League: Predicted lineups

Who will start in Hazard’s spot?


More than just prestige on the line for PSG in Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain will be playing for their Champions League lives against Manchester United on Wednesday, with last season's runners-up knowing the costs of group-stage elimination could be enormous on and off the field. Anything less than victory at Old Trafford and the French champions could see their destiny slip out of their hands going into the last game in Group H. Neymar's penalty gave the Qatar-owned club victory over RB Leipzig last...


Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich: Lineups, team news, Neuer and Lewandowski rested, and MORE! (Updated)

Big day for Bayern. We finally get to see Choupo-Goating in his natural habitat — the Champions League.


Robertson Discusses Ajax on Eve of Champions League Match

The Reds play their penultimate group stage game on Tuesday evening.


Maradona’s Old Clubs, All Winners This Past Weekend

The weekend after the Legend dies, each of his former clubs win apart from Newell’s Old Boys...


Cavani proves his worth to Man Utd in time for PSG reunion

Edinson Cavani showed why Manchester United handed the veteran Uruguayan the bumper two-year contract others balked at as he turned defeat into victory at Southampton on Sunday. The 33-year-old came off the bench with United trailing 2-0 to score twice and set up Bruno Fernandes for the other goal in a thrilling come-from-behind win reminiscent of the club's glory days under Alex Ferguson. Cavani's joy at making his first major contribution for...


Manchester United Could Use Eric Bailly in Pau Torres Pursuit

Eric Bailly linked with Villarreal return amid Manchester United Pau Torres interest


Embattled Loew to stay on as Germany coach for Euros

Joachim Loew will remain in charge of Germany for next year's delayed European Championship despite a series of poor recent results, the German football federation (DFB) announced Monday. "Attention now turns to next year's continued preparations for the European Championship.


How should Chelsea line up against Sevilla to determine winner of Champions League group?

Sevilla vs. Chelsea, Champions League: You choose that starting lineup


Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich’s Hansi Flick has been better than ever; Juventus to move on Philippe Coutinho?; Thiago Alcantara done for 2020?; Nicolas Pepe still a mess with Arsenal; and MORE!

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick will lead a stripped down roster into Madrid for Champions League action today.


Rzatkowski, Mines among notable cuts as Red Bulls make roster announcements

Royer, Kaku, Davis among veterans to see contract options picked up ahead of offseason