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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th September 2019

Review Of The Day 11th September 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Timothy Chandler has inked a new 3 year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt.

French midfielder Mahdi Camara has also signed a new 3 year deal but his is with Saint-Etienne.

 


Transfers

Kilmarnock have signed free agent goalkeeper Jan Koprivec.

Alaves have sent Cameroon midfielder Jeando Fuchs to Maccabi Haifa on loan.

 


Injury Round-Up

Argentinian midfielder Giovani Lo Celso has picked up a hip injury on international duty. The 23 year old, who is on loan to Tottenham Hotspur from Real Betis for the season, is expected to be out for around 2 months.

 


Fekir No Idea Why Liverpool Move Fell Through

Summer Real Betis signing Nabil Fekir has told L'Equipe that he has no idea why his move to Liverpool fell through in the summer of 2018. It had been widely speculated that there were problems with his knee that saw it fall through, but Fekir denies there are any issues with it. Fekir said: "The truth, why the transfer to Liverpool did not work out, I don't even know it myself. I passed my medical and after that, they decided not to sign me after all. What was said is not the truth. My knee is good - I had a quick medical check at Clairefontaine - my knee wasn't even mentioned. But the worst thing is the idea that people could suggest that it's because of my family that the transfer didn't happen. It's a lie. But you have to live with it. The attempt to spread this pseudo physical problem into the world of course had an influence on other clubs potentially interested as well." Fekir did sack his agent over comments he made suggesting it was Fekir's knee which caused the deal to fall through.

 


Mina Fined

The FA have fined Everton defender Yerry Mina £10,000 for a breach of betting rules. The 24 year old appeared in a TV advert entirely in Spanish only broadcast in Colombia, which was removed as soon as the Colombian realised he had broken betting rules. "A warning alone would be insufficient to reflect the seriousness of such a breach given that the integrity of the game is potentially threatened by breaches of the FA's betting rules," the FA Regulatory Commission said.

 


Curacao Goalkeeper Passes

The day before Curacao play Haiti their 31 year old goalkeeper, Jarzinho Pieter has died in the team hotel. After consulting with the rest of the players, it was decided to go ahead with the game "in homage" to Pieter. A CONCACAF statement read: "The Football Federation of Curacao informed the Confederation that, after consulting with the players, they decided to play tomorrow's game against Haiti in homage to their team-mate. A minute of silence took place today in the matches of the League of Nations Concacaf and will take place before the kick-off tomorrow, as a tribute to the Confederation and in memory of Jarzinho for his contributions to football."

 


Stevens Given 6 Week Ban

Teenage Leeds United midfielder Jordan Stevens has been banned from taking part in football-related activities for 6 weeks after admitting placing 59 bets last season, including 5 games involving Leeds. Leeds CEO Angus Kinnear said: "We are hugely disappointed in the FA's choice of sanction. To prevent a young footballer from taking part in any football activities at such a critical period of his career is a disproportionate punishment following a foolish mistake from a young player. We are particularly disappointed that the sanction was determined by two former professional footballers who we hoped would have had a better understanding of the impact of their decision."

 


French Refs Told To Ignore FIFA Directive

The president of the French Football Federation Noel Le Graet has been asked to resign by anti-discrimination groups after he said on the radio: "To say that football is homophobic, and could be the only symbol of homophobia in France, that's a bit strong. I don't accept it. We'll make sure there are no more banners (in stadiums); that's different. But stopping games, no. Stopping matches (for homophobic chanting) doesn't interest me. It's an error. I would stop a game for racist chants, that is clear. I would stop it for a fight, for incidents, if there is a danger somewhere inside the stadium."

Written by Tris Burke September 10 2019 22:51:13

 

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