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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th November 2019

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


Injury Round-Up

Italy lost Marco Verratti from their squad after the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder picked up an injury against Brest. Sandro Tonali has been called up to replace him.

Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo has been ruled out for five weeks with a calf problem he picked up against Celta Vigo. Barcelona explained: "Tests carried out on the first team player Nélson Semedo have confirmed that he has a calf injury in his left leg and will be out for around 5 weeks."

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tanguy Ndombele was subbed off due to a groin injury. Spurs' manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed: "We need to assess him now. I don't know anything at this moment. He felt pain in his groin but I don't know if that was before or during the game it happened. Yes, a strange situation because my feeling was that he wasn't comfortable on the pitch but he said was ok during the game."


Algeria Drop Brahimi

Algeria have left out Yacine Brahimi from their latest squad.
Algeria squad:
Goalkeepers: Azzedine Doukha (Al-Raed, Saudi Arabia), Alexandre Oukidja (Metz, France), Raïs M'Bolhi (Al-Ettifaq, Saudi Arabia)
Defenders: Djamel Benlamri (Al-Shabab, Saudi Arabia), Aïssa Mandi (Real Betis, Spain), Ramy Bensebaini (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany), Mehdi Tahrat (Abha Club, Saudi Arabia), Youcef Atal (Nice, France), Maxime Spano-Rahou (Valenciennes, France), Ayoub Abdellaoui (FC Sion, Switzerland), Reda Halaima (Beerschot, Belgium)
Midfielders: Adlène Guedioura (Al-Gharafa, Qatar), Ismaël Bennacer (AC Milan, France), Mehdi Abeid (Nantes, France), Harris Belkebla (Brest, France), Adem Zorgane (Paradou AC), Sofiane Feghouli (Galatasaray, Turkey),
Forwards: Baghdad Bounedjah (Al-Sadd, Qatar), Islam Slimani (AS Monaco, France), Andy Delort (Montpellier, France), Youcef Belaïli (Al-Ahli, Saudi Arabia), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, England), Hilal Soudani (Olympiakos, Greece)


Horoya Sack Coach

Guinea's reigning champions Horoya have sacked head coach Didier Gomes da Rosa after they failed to reach the semi-final of the African Champions League. The furthest they have ever gone before is the quarter-finals, which they reached in the previous two seasons. Gomes only took charge eight months ago, replacing Patrice Neveu who took over the Gabonese national side. Club president Soufian Souare told the club site: "As you just have learnt, we held a meeting during which we decided to fire the coach Gomes Da Rosa. When he came, he was asked to take us to semi-final of the Champions League but despite the investments he could not do it. We were not happy with his work because we saw the deterioration of our game. We were not satisfied with the results."


Spain Call Up Traore

Wolverhampton Wanderers' winger Adama Traore has been called up by Spain to replace Rodrigo Moreno. It had been believed the 23 year old was set to change his allegiance to Mali but The Spanish FA have stepped in quickly with a call up. The Spanish Federation statement read: "Adama Traore, the Wolves player, will be the replacement for Rodrigo Moreno of Valencia in the national team's squad for the matches against Malta and Romania."


Mawhinney Passes Away

Former Football League chairman Brian Mawhinney has died at the age of 79. Mawhinney was in charge of the league for 7 years beginning in 2003. Present chairman Rick Parry said: "Everyone associated with the EFL is saddened to hear of the loss of Lord Mawhinney, a hugely respected and influential figure in our recent past. Lord Mawhinney was awarded a life membership in 2012 for the significant contribution he made to the league during his seven years at the helm, during which, he made a number of important introductions as part of a substantive programme of governance reforms. He was also the driving force behind the league's first solidarity arrangement with the Premier League, the formation of the Football League Trust and a significant rebranding to support subsequent commercial development. Club owners, their respective teams and staff at the EFL remember Lord Mawhinney's time at the league fondly and our collective thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad and difficult time."


Bundesliga Strugglers Mainz Sack Manager

Mainz 05 have sacked head coach Sandro Schwarz after eight defeats in eleven games. Sporting director Rouven Schroder said: "The decision to part ways is very difficult for us. Sandro is a Mainzer through and through. He always worked with great meticulousness, expertise and emotion for his club and team."


Players Wanted Kovac Sacked

Bayern Munich sacked manager Niko Kovac because the players wanted rid of him, according to club president Uli Hoeness. Hoeness said: "There have certainly been currents within the team that wanted Kovac gone. That's why the leadership reacted accordingly." Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also told reporters that interim head coach Hansi Flick will continue in the role for now. Rummenigge said: "We will continue working with Hansi Flick until further notice. He said two games was his first finish line. Well he has crossed that line tonight with flying colours, and now we will calmly continue with him."


Kante Happy At Chelsea

Chelsea midfield machine N'Golo Kante has dismissed talk of leaving Chelsea to play in another league, saying, "no, not really," when asked if he could see himself playing in another league. The French international also said: ""f course [I could finish my career at Chelsea]. Today I am with Chelsea until 2023. So, in my head, I hope to continue to have great seasons with Chelsea until 2023."

Written by Tris Burke November 10 2019 22:42:52


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