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Gabriel makes Brazil Olympic squad but Martinelli misses out

Gabriel Magalhaes is in the Brazil squad for the Tokyo Olympics later this summer, but Gabriel Martinelli has missed out. Brazil confirmed their final Olympic squad on Thursday, with Gabriel Magalhaes unsurprisingly involved following starts in both of their friendly matches in June. However, Gabriel Martinelli was left out. There hasn’t been an official reason given …

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Football rivalries mean nothing – Let’s pray for Christian Eriksen’s complete recovery

Today football means nothing The biggest game in the world doesn’t mean anything today. The fans, the popularity, the entertainment, the fun are just mere words. Football has never come before a player’s life. Nor will it ever come before a player’s life. Massive respect to Simon Kjær, the team’s centerback, who made sure that …

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Arsenal legend Henry returns to Belgium backroom staff for Euro2020

Thierry Henry has returned to Belgium’s backroom staff ahead of Euro2020. The Arsenal legend served as second assistant to manager Roberto Martinez during Belgium’s run to the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup. Henry then went on to manage Monaco and Montreal Impact, but will now link up with the Red Devils for their Euro …

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Urgent talks: Arsenal sponsor ‘concerned’ with social media post from star as controversial outrage towards Palestine support continues

According to the Jewish Chronicle, the Lavazza Group, the manufacturers of coffee who sponsor Arsenal, are holding urgent talks with the club regarding a social media post from Mohamed Elneny. Elneny stated his support for Palestine amid their worsening conflict with Israel with a social media post on Monday afternoon, the tweet was sent out to his 4.8m …

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Arsenal duo handed Olympics call up – May miss the start of next season

Obviously it’s great to see your club’s player starring at a major international tournament, but the Olympics has always been an unusual one. It’s the one time where football takes a back seat to most other sports so fewer people really care about it, while this summer also sees the Euro’s and the Copa America …

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Ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann sacked from job over racist comment

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has been sacked from his role at Hertha Berlin, having made a racist comment about a pundit. Lehmann featured 200 times for the Gunners during a five-year spell, winning the Premier League and an FA Cup. Since his retirement, Lehmann has appeared as a pundit on German television but had also taken …

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Dalian Atkinson: ex-footballer murdered by police officer in street, jury hears

PC Benjamin Monk alleged to have used Taser weapon on former Aston Villa player in Telford and kicked him in head in 2016 The former Premiership footballer Dalian Atkinson was murdered in the street by a police officer, who shot him with a Taser stun gun and kicked him in the head, a jury has …

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Lewandowski ahead of Messi and Ronaldo for the European Golden Boot race

The race for the 2020-21 Golden Boot is on. Lewandowski is ahead of Messi and Ronaldo. Lewandowski seems to be out of reach for the competitors with a fantastic goal scoring record in the Bundesliga. On-fire striker scored 36 goals so far this season with just 3 games left in the campaign. Lionel Messi is 2nd in the …

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Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger: Europe wants to destroy Prem – yet we’re doing it to ourselves

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has slammed attempts to launch a Super League breakaway. Wenger says the competition’s foundations were always doomed to failure. He told the Telegraph, “The basis of our sporting culture in Europe is to have access to high-level competition through merit. “I don’t understand how anyone could believe that limiting the link …

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50+1 ownership model could happen: UK government launches fan-led review of English football

The possibility of a different ownership model is being explored. A regulatory authority to oversee the decisions made by club owners could be set. The UK government has brought forward a review of all English football after the European Super League fallout. According to the BBC, the process will include assessing ownership, finance and supporter involvement in the …

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The new Champions League format and what it means for Arsenal

Amid all this week’s talk about the European Super League, UEFA put through their new format for the Champions League post-2024. As most of the footballing world was panicking over the Super League proposals, UEFA announced the news that their new Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League plans will go ahead from 2024. The current …

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UEFA offered English teams ‘a large sum of money’ to leave Super League

All six English sides have withdrawn from the competition. Spanish sides, however, are choosing to carry forward as they’ve not released any statements. As reported by Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, the UEFA offered all six English teams ‘a large sum of money’ to leave the Super League. However, the same offer was not made to …

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