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Football News: Review Of The Day 1st October 2019

Review Of The Day 1st October 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Injury Round-Up

West Ham United have been hit by the loss of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianksi with a torn hip muscle. The 34 year old Polish international has been ruled out for two months.

Kevin de Bruyne's participation in Manchester City's Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb is in doubt after he sat out training on Monday. De Bruyne was subbed during the weekend's win over Everton due to an injury.

Derby County's disgraced captain Richard Keogh is set to miss up to 15 months of football after a binge with fellow players resulted in a car crash and led to two of them being arrested. His knee ligament damage is worse than initially thought but Derby have said they will support all those involved in the incident with their "rehabilitation back into the squad and team". Hard to believe that the club has not sacked the lot of them, considering the full circumstances, but morals are not part of football any more.

AS Roma winger Lorenzo Pellegrini has been ruled out for a few weeks with a broken metatarsal in his right foot.

 


World Cup Stadium To Host Club World Cup

The Education City Stadium in Doha, that was built to host the 2022 World Cup, will be hosting Liverpool's game in this December's Club World Cup. The Qatari stadium holds 40,000 and is currently hosting the World Athletics Championships to pitifully low crowds.

 


Uganda Look To Northern Ireland

Uganda have appointed Northern Irish coach Johnny McKinstry as their national team's head coach. The 34 year old has coached Sierra Leone and Rwanda in the past and said: "There is no doubt the Uganda job is one of the best international jobs in Africa in terms of the direction we are going and level of competitiveness and ambition. The quality of players that I will now have the opportunity to work with are a group of players I feel we can achieve a lot with."

 


Senegal Name Squad To Face Brazil

Senegal's head coach Aliou Cisse has named a strong squad for the African nation's first ever match against Brazil, which will take place in Singapore.
Senegal 23-man squad:
Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Genclerbirligi, Turkey), Amigo Alfred J. Gomis (Dijon, France), Edouard Mendy (Stades Rennes, France)
Defenders: Moussa Wagué (FC Barcelona, Spain), Lamine Gassama (Goztepe, Turkey), Salif Sané (Schalke, Germany), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy), Pape Djibril Diaw Djibril Diaw (Caen, France), Saliou Ciss (Nancy, France), Racine Coly (Nice, France)
Midfielders: Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace, England), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Krépin Diatta (Club Brugge, Belgium), Badou Ndiaye (Galatasaray, Turkey), Mamadou Loum Ndiaye (Porto, Portugal), Sidy Sarr (Nimes, France)
Forwards: Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City, England), Ismaïla Sarr (Watford, England), Keita Baldé Diao (Monaco, France), Sada Thioub (Angers, France), Sadio Mané (Liverpool, England), Habib Diallo (Metz, France), M'Baye Niang (Rennes, France)

 


McAuley Retires

Former Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion and Rangers centre back Gareth McAuley has retired from playing. The 39 year old left Rangers in the summer and has not played since. A statement from the player read: "I knew last season was going to be my 23rd and final year as a player. I know I'm hanging my boots up for the final time at the right time. I pride myself on getting everything possible out of my career. I'm proud to have played with - and against - some of the best players in Northern Ireland, England and Scotland, as well as representing my country for 14 years. I enjoyed every second I wore the Northern Ireland shirt and will be forever thankful for the support I was given. To pull on the green shirt of Northern Ireland filled me with bursting pride."

 


Bluebirds Ordered To Pay Up For Sala

Cardiff City's sickening attempt to duck out of paying Nantes for striker Emiliano Sala due to the player's death in a plane crash have been ended by FIFA, who have ordered the Welsh club to pay up. A FIFA statement read: "Cardiff City FC must pay FC Nantes the sum of 6m euros, corresponding to the first instalment due in accordance with the transfer agreement concluded between the parties on 19 January 2019 for the transfer of the late Emiliano Sala from FC Nantes to Cardiff City FC. The sum of 6m euros corresponds to the first instalment currently due in accordance with the contract. For confidentiality reasons, we cannot comment at this stage on potential future instalments or other conditions of the transfer agreement."

 


Lyon Fans Protest Against Early Kick Off

Olympique Lyonnaise fans have protested against an early kick off for their Saturday match by creating a giant tifo representing the Tibetan flag. Lyon's match against Nantes kicked off at 1:30pm as Ligue 1 tries to promote itself on the Asian continent, particularly China, where the match was televised live.

 


West Blames Mafia For Ruining His Career And Forcing Him To Join Derby

Former Nigeria international defender Taribo West Has claimed that the Mafia ruined his career in Italy. West had been the first African to play for both Inter Milan and AC Milan but has told ScoreNigeria that the Mafia forced him out of Inter. West said: "The Mafia would do anything in their powers to make sure I was done away with at Milan. They cooked a vicious story in the press that I was injured in the desperate bid to send me out of Milan. The doctors were bribed to say I was injured, but it was a lie. They did that because they felt it was unthinkable for an African player to take the place of those three ageing defenders. Liverpool came with an offer, but at the end of the day I had to settle for Derby County." It almost feels like his biggest gripe was having to join Derby, rather than being forced out of Milan!

Written by Tris Burke October 01 2019 01:06:17

 

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