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Football News: Review Of The Day 1st December 2018

Review Of The Day 1st December 2018
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Review of the Day


City Want To Hold On To Diaz

Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola has said that the club will do everything it can to hold on to exciting young prospect Brahim Diaz (well everything other than give him more first team football anyway) rather than lose him like they did Jadon Sancho. Guardiola said: "My advice is if he doesn't want to stay, he has to leave. I think the academy has to be so proud that he's been working here many years. The case of Brahim is very simple: we want him to stay, we want to extend his contract for four or five years and we'll do absolutely everything to keep him here but, as I said before, it's in his hands. We protect him, before we arrive in this period - it was the same with Jadon and Phil. But he has to decide and it's no more than that. It's what it is, the market is the market. They cannot say we didn't do absolutely everything to take care of them, him and his families - like a human being, like a person, like a football player. It's incredible how the academy works with these guys - taking care of them, teaching them what they need to be a high standard for a long time, but at the end they decide. We cannot push more than we pushed with Brahim, for example, or with the other ones. They arrive as young kids, but the market is the market. City go around England to take players, they work at other clubs and want to stay there." If he is so good, give him games then Pep, surely that is the answer?


Ballybrack Escape Expulsion

The Leinster Senior League have decided against booting Ballybrack FC out of the league over their false report claiming a player had died who had actually just returned home to Spain. The non-league Irish side had pretended Spanish student Fernando Nuno La-Fuente had died in a car accident to avoid playing in a match, after a number of their other players were unavailable. The league has refused to reveal the punishment imposed.


Sanchez Ruled Out For Long Term

Jose Mourinho has said that Manchester United will have to make do without Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez for a 'long time' after the 29 year old was injured in training on Thursday. Mourinho said: "It is not a little muscular injury from which he will be ready in a week or 10 days. It is an aggressive muscular injury. He has not had a scan yet but the player is experienced. He knows what the injury is. From my experience, the painful scream and the way it happened, it will be a long time. For me and Alexis Sanchez, the grade is different to the one that Lindelof has and that was not easy."


La Liga Take Spanish Football Federation To Court

The argument over playing a game in Miami has moved into the courtroom, after La Liga filed a lawsuit with a civil court in Madrid in an attempt to get the game between Girona and Barcelona to take place in the USA. Even if La Liga do win the game, they still have to get the approval of FIFA, US Soccer and CONCACAF, as well as overcome the objections of the Spanish Players' Union.


Cameroon Lose Hosting Rights

The Confederation of African Football have stripped Cameroon of the hosting rights for next year's Africa Cup of Nations because of delays in their preparation. The new hosts will be announced before the end of the year with it expected to be between Morocco, South Africa and Egypt.


Dugarry Says Jose Is Too Far Up His Own Arse To Care

Former French international striker Christophe Dugarry, in the fond tradition of strikers that fail to score that the country seems to have, has hit out at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Dugarry told Le10 Sport: "It's unbearable. He's wrecked the club. When you see them play on Tuesday, it's catastrophic, it's awful, when we all remember Manchester with Roy Keane, Beckham - all the great players, they played offensive football. It was beautiful and passionate. Old Trafford was the Theatre of Dreams, now it's the Theatre of Nightmares with this guy. It's crazy. What he doesn't understand is that we don't give a sh** about his titles, we just want emotion and to watch good football, which he's incapable of giving us, but he won't realise that because he's so far up his own a***. We don't care at all about what you've won, mate."


Perisic Confirms Man Utd Interest

Croatian winger Ivan Perisic has confirmed that he nearly joined Manchester United but Luciano Spalletti convinced him to stay with Inter Milan in the summer. Perisic told FourFourTwo magazine: "It is true that an offer from Manchester United was on the table and that I was close to leaving Inter but I decided to stay and, as I said, Luciano Spalletti's perseverance to keep me played a big role. In football, small details in these situations are key."


Italian Authorities Claim Mafia Force Players On Serie B Side

30 men involved in the Foggia criminal underworld, allegedly, were arrested by Italian police who also say that the Mafia were putting pressure on Foggia Sannella to sign certain players. Three men at the club, former coach Roberto De Zerbi, former sports director Giuseppe Di Bari and the son of the owner were being extorted and signed Luca Pompilio and Antonio Bruno at the behest of the Mafia, according to the police. The two players had close ties with the local Mafia it is alleged.


Sky Italia Release Ballon d'Or Results Prematurely

Sky Italia have reported that Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has won the Ballon d'Or, completing a clean sweep after the veteran already has the UEFA and FIFA awards on his mantelpiece. According to Sly Italia Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has come second and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann third.

Written by Tris Burke December 01 2018 05:03:59


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