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Football News: Review Of The Day 20th October 2019

Review Of The Day 20th October 2019
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Racing Strasbourg's Belgian goalkeeper Matz Selz has signed a new 5 year deal.



Former Republic of Ireland striker Billy Clarke has signed a short-term contract with League Two side Plymouth Argyle.


Injury Round-Up

Bayern Munich centre back Niklas Sule has suffered an ACL injury ten minutes into their surprise draw with FC Augsburg. The defender pulled up mid-challenge after planting his foot awkwardly and immediately grabbed his left knee. Manager Niko Kovac confirmed: "What I now have heard is that the ACL is damaged. We have to see to what extent other areas of the knee have also been injured."

Barcelona have revealed that Sergi Roberto has strained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in the 3-0 win over Eibar.


Angola And Nigeria Name Squads

Both Angola and Nigeria have named their squads for the under-17 World Cup in Brazil.
Angola squad:
Goalkeepers: Edmilson Francisco CAMBILA (Academia Futebol), David Paulo VICENTE (Petro Luanda), Geovani Raimundo De GEOVANI (Primeiro de Agosto)
Defenders: Porfirio Ferreira PORFIRIO and Télson Francisco Inácio MIMO (Academia Futebol), Agostinho Ulica TINO (Real Sambila FC), Binga Manuel AFONSO and Rivaldo Carlos Botelho PABLO (Primeiro de Agosto), Cabingano José Ngunza GEGE (Petro Luanda)
Midfielders: António Simão MAESTRO and Francisco Jacinto Cazeia NETINHO (Academia Futebol), Domingos Paulo DOMINGOS (Interclube), Manuel Pereira MANILSON and Ambrosini Antonio Cabaça ZINI (Primeiro de Agosto), Banga PEDRO (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Benedito Mambuene BENI (Petro Luanda)
Forwards: Capemba Osvaldo Pedro CAPITA and André Sebastião Luvumbo ZITO (Primeiro de Agosto), Manuel Zange NELINHO (Petro Luanda), David Muale DAVID and Abdoul Maliki Da Conceição ABDOUL (Interclube)
Nigeria squad:
Goalkeepers: Sunday Stephen (Football College Academy), Joseph Oluwabusola (Bournemouth, England), Daniel Jinadu (West Ham United, England)
Defenders: Usman Ibrahim (Giant Brilliants FC), Quadri Edun (G12 FC), Charles Etim (Blessed Stars Academy), Ferdinard Ikenna (A&B FC)
Midfielders: Daniel Francis (FC Hearts), Monsuru Opeyemi (B. Angel FC), Ibrahim Said (Dabo Babes Academy), Samson Tijani (Collings Edwin FC), Hamzat Ojediran (Jossy United FC), Peter Agba (Falala FC)
Forwards: Wisdom Ubani (Giant Brilliants FC), Peter Olawale (Delta Warriors FC), Akinkunmi Amoo (Sidos FC), Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi (Sporting Dreams FC), Olakunle Olusegun (ABS FC), Ibraheem Jabaar (Ijebu FC), Abba Bichi (Talentbase Sport FC), Divine Nwachukwu (Riverline FC)


FA Cup Tie Abandoned Due To Racist Abuse

A fourth qualifying round FA Cup tie, the last before the first round proper, was abandoned after there was racist abuse from away fans. With home side Haringey Borough trailing 1-0 to Yeovil Town early in the second half, Haringey's Cameroonian keeper Valery Douglas Pajetat was hit by an object thrown from the crowd and then racially abused and spat at by Yeovil fans, it is believed. Both sets of players walked off the field together and, 35 minutes later, the game was abandoned. Yeovil manager Darren Sarll told the BBC: "On behalf of Yeovil Town, we fully support Haringey and we stand together. The players and I decided we'd support [Haringey] and make a stand together, and be stronger with togetherness. I want Haringey and our football club to know we don't condone anything of that nature, if there was anything of that nature. We, footballers and managers, get a lot of abuse but nobody should feel discriminated against when they come to play football. I'd do anything to win but there are certain levels and lines I'd never go over. There was no way I'd support racial discrimination. I feel we've done the right thing. I'm not going to feel anything other than proud for the way the players conducted themselves. Now the authorities will take care of what they need to take care of." Haringey also claim that defender Coby Rowe was racially abused. Haringey manager Tom Loizou said: "If we get punished and thrown out, I don't care. It's very distressing. The abuse a few of my players got was disgusting. Yeovil's players and manager were different class. Their team tried to calm their supporters down, they tried their best and they supported us - they said 'if you're walking off we're walking off with you'. I took the decision to take my team off and I don't want Yeovil Town to get punished for it. If we get thrown out of the FA Cup and they go through, there is no hard feelings there. I have not done it for any other reason than looking into my players' faces and seeing how distraught they were. They are not used to this."


Meunier Rejected Toffees Over Lack Of European Football

Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier has confirmed that he nearly joined Everton in the summer, but the Belgian international decided against the move due to Everton's lack of European football. Meunier said: "There was interest and there have been conversations, but it never came to a point where I had to decide: Do I sign or not? Always one of the parties did not agree. Because I have always made it clear that my ambition was to stay with PSG. I did not want to leave. Because playing at PSG is special. You are part of a team that can win a European competition, that is not something many players can say. I could have signed with Everton - a good club. I would have played a lot, that's for sure, and had a lot of fun too. But Everton doesn't play in European competition."


Sancho Dropped For Late Return

Borussia Dortmund have suspended Jadon Sancho after he returned to the club late from England duty. They confirmed that the 19 year old winger was left out of the squad as a disciplinary measure. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: "We have a responsibility for the club and, in this case, also for the hygiene of the squad. And therefore the decision was without an alternative. [Sancho] trained alone today and we'd like to think he'll be back against Inter. He is only suspended today. Jadon is a good lad, but he's very young and shot to the top. He might test his limits and that's why we decided to not call him up today."

Written by Tris Burke October 19 2019 21:45:17


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