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Football News: Review Of The Day 30th August 2019

Review Of The Day 30th August 2019
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Bayern Munich have given Robert Lewandowski a new 4 year deal reportedly on wages to match Philippe Coutinho.

Marseille right-back Hiroki Sakai has signed a new 3 year contract.

Uruguayan striker Cristhian Stuani has a new 4 year deal with Girona.

Ajax have kept hold of Dutch defender Joel Veltman by giving him a 2 year contract.

Benoit Costil has signed a new 3 year deal with Girondins Bordeaux.

Olympique Lyonnaise duo Anthony Lopes and Leo Dubois have new contracts. Goalkeeper Lopes has signed for 3 more years and full-back Dubois has agreed to stay for 5 more years.

Jordan Shipley has signed a new deal with Coventry City.



Mexican side America have released French striker Jeremy Menez.

Getafe have signed David Timor on a free transfer from Las Palmas.

Verona have leant Italian defender Luca Marrone to Crotone.

OGC Nice midfielder Ihsan Sacko has joined Troyes on loan. Joining Nice for a fee of nearly £12m is Alexis Claude-Maurice from Lorient and Kasper Dolberg from Ajax for a club record fee of nearly £19m.

Swiss right-back Michael Lang has joined Werder Bremen on loan from Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Former Arsenal striker Stephy Mavididi has joined Dijon on loan from Juventus.

Eintracht Frankfurt have released Taleb Tawatha.

Portugese winger Ricardo Quaresma has moved to Kasimpasa on a free transfer from Besiktas.

Levante left-back Antonio Luna has joined Rayo Vallecano on loan.

Teenage Argentine midfielder Facundo Garcia has left Leganes for Cypriot side AEK Larnaca.

Brighton & Hove Albion forward Jurgen Locadia has joined TSG Hoffenheim on loan.

Everton youngster Callum Connolly has joined Lincoln City on loan.

Chilean defender/midfielder Gary Medel has joined Bologna for almost £2m from Besiktas.

SCO Angers have signed French midfielder Antonin Bobichon from Nimes for around £1.35m.

Inter Milan and Fiorentina have made a swap loan deal as Cristiano Biraghi joins Inter and Dalbert joins Fiorentina. Also joining Inter on loan is Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United.

Former Crewe Alexandra youngster George Cooper has joined Plymouth Argyle from Peterborough United on a season-long loan deal.

Coventry City left-back Junior Brown has joined Scunthorpe United on loan until January.

West Ham United youngster Oladapo Afolayan has signed for Mansfield Town on loan until January.

Theo Robinson has joined Colchester United on loan until January from Southend United.

Former Aston Villa midfielder Samir Carruthers has joined Cambridge United on a free transfer after being released by Sheffield United in the summer.

Oxford United have signed Kashif Siddiqi to a player/ambassadorial role. Siddiqi is the co-founder of Football for Peace.

Rotherham United have signed winger Chiedozie Ogbene from Brenford for an undisclosed fee.

Gillingham have made a double signing in the shape of Southampton defender Thomas O'Connor and Heart of Midlothian midfielder Olly Lee on loan, both until January.

Ali Al Habsi has signed for West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer.

Ross County have re-signed Richard Foster after his contract was cancelled by St Johnstone. Joining the Saints was striker Stevie May who had his contract with Abredeen ripped up.

Dario Del Fabro has joined Kilmarnock on loan from Juventus.


Injury Round-Up

Barnsley goalkeeper Samuel Radlinger has been ruled out until December with a knee ligament injury suffered during their defeat to Luton Town.

Aberdeen have a double injury blow, with Scott McKenna ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring problem and fellow defender Ash Taylor has suffered a setback as he recovered from a hamstring injury.


EFL Refuse To Overturn Bury Expulsion

The English Football League have ruled out overturning its decision to expel Bury from the league, despite being made aware of a takeover bid before the deadline expired. Bury stated their unhappiness: "Everyone connected with Bury Football Club were shocked, and disappointed with the EFL's decision to expel this wonderful, historic, community-driven club from the Football League. This decision was taken despite a credible new bidder being made aware to them before Tuesday's 5pm deadline. This is something we are struggling to comprehend as the new bidder has proven significant funds to the EFL - funds to allow them to take over, run and secure the long-term future of Bury Football Club. Everyone at the club believed that such (were) the capabilities of the potential new owner, this would've started a brand new era for the club, seeing it go from strength to strength."


Arrogant Pundit Leaves Jail Already

Former footballer Dean Saunders is already out of jail, just a day after being sentenced to 10 weeks for refusing to take a breath test. The now radio and TV pundit had been branded arrogant by the judge during sentencing but has been released on bail pending an appeal.


Harris Fined

Millwall manager Neil Harris has admitted an FA charge of misconduct and been fined £2000. Harris was sent off after an altercation with Middlesbrough coach Leo Percovich.


Trouble Mars Celtic Game

Celtic's Europa League play-off tie with AIK in Stockholm was marred by clashes between Celtic fans and Swedish police. Flares were lit in the away fans section causing a stoppage to the game and police officers used batons on the travelling fans in the misnomered Friends Arena.


Mauritania Squad

Goalkeepers: Souleiman Brahim (FC Nouadhibou), Namori Diaw (Trvragh Zeina FC) Boubacar Diop (AS Police)
Defenders: Abdoul Ba (Auxerre, France), Bakary Ndiaye (Difaa Hassani El Jadida, Morocco), Aly Abeid (Levante, Spain), El Mostapa Diaw (FK Dnyapro-MCHZ Mogilev, Belarus), El Hacen Lemrabott (FC Nouadhibou), Abdoul Kader Thiam (US Orleans, France), Houssen Aderrahmane (Louhans-Chiseaux FC, France)
Midfielders: Mohamed Dellah Yaly (Nasr Athletic Hussein Dey, Algeria), Ibrehima Coulibaly (Grenoble Foot 38, France), Guidileye Diallo (FUS Rabat, Morocco), Khasa Camara (Xanthi FC, Greece), Alhassane Diop (Al Shamel SC, Qatar), Abdoulaye Gaye (FC Nouadhibou), El Hacen El ID (Real Valladolid, Spain), Abdallahi Mahmoud (Deportivo Alaves, Spain)
Forwards: Ismail Diakhite (US Tataouine, Tunisia), Souleymane Anne (Guingamp, France), Hemeya Tanjy (FC Nouadhibou), Amadou Niass (Al Entag Al Harby, Egypt), Sidi Abdoullah Touda (FC Nouadhibou)


French League Match Suspended Due To Homophobic Chants

The Ligue 1 derby match between OGC Nice and Olympique Marseille was stopped due to a section of fans making homophobic chants. There were also reports of homophobic banners in the stands in the first game Nice have played since being bought by Ineos. France's gender equality minister Marlene Schiappa tweeted: "Congratulations to referee Clement Turpin, whose commitment to respect for football is known to have interrupted the match #OGCNOM #NiceOM, despite the fact that, despite several withdrawal requests, a homophobic banner dirtied the stands. Football is a matter of passion not hate."


McCarthy Trims Down Squad

Republic of Ireland managed Mick McCarthy has announced his squad for next month's international games.
Republic of Ireland: Goalkeepers: Randolph, Westwood, Travers; Defenders: Coleman, Doherty, Duffy, Keogh, Egan. Long, Stevens; Midfielders: Judge, Hendrick, Whelan, McCarthy, Cullen, Browne, Byrne, Hourihane, McClean, O'Dowda, Curtis; Forwards: McGoldrick, Hogan, Maguire, Robinson.


FIFA Give Cardiff And Nantes Sala Deadline

Cardiff City and Nantes have been given until the 5th September to settle their dispute over the transfer of Emiliano Sala. Cardiff have been disputing the requirement to pay the £15m transfer fee due to the death of the Argentine striker in a tragic plane crash over the English Channel. The Bluebirds have refused to make any interim payments and claim the deal was not legally binding, but Nantes claim the required paperwork was completed. If no agreement is reached FIFA have told the two clubs they will issue a ruling.


England Name Squad

Gareth Southgate has called up Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings for the first time. Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has been left out. Bizarrely Kieran Trippier gets a recall despite having a dreadful season last time around.
England squad:
Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United)
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winks (Tottenham)
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)


Champions League Draw

The draw for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League have been made.
Group stage draw in full:
Group A: Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid, Club Bruges, Galatasaray
Group B: Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Olympiakos, Red Star Belgrade
Group C: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb, Atalanta
Group D: Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, Lokomotiv Moscow
Group E: Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg, Genk
Group F: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Slavia Prague
Group G: Zenit St Petersburg, Benfica, Lyon, RB Leipzig
Group H: Chelsea, Ajax, Valencia, Lille

Written by Tris Burke August 29 2019 22:57:44


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