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Football News: Review Of The Day 30th November 2019

Review Of The Day 30th November 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

Borussia Moenchengladbach have given their Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer a new deal running until 2023.

Jon Moncayola has signed a 5 year deal with Osasuna. Goalkeeper Juan Perez has signed until 2022.

Dundee United have handed Calum Butcher a deal until 2023.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has signed a new 4 year deal.

 


Injury Round-Up

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is a doubt for the weekend's SPFL game with a niggle.

Brazilian midfielder Fabinho has been ruled out for around 2 months with an ankle ligament injury. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp explained: "Losing a player of the quality of Fabinho is big. Really bad It is bad news. Timeframe - we are not sure 100% but looks pretty sure he will not be involved in Christmas fixtures. We have to replace him and we can replace him. Now it's important that he does the right things and is back as soon as possible. Until then, we have to find solutions. We are not the only team with injured players and that's what we have to deal with, and we will."

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for 10 weeks with a hamstring injury. Their statement read: "A medical examination has confirmed that first team player Ousmane Dembélé has suffered a muscle injury to the biceps femoris of his right hamstring. His estimated layoff time is approximately 10 weeks."

 


Pierre Cleared

Shrewsbury Town defender Aaron Pierre has been cleared of a violent conduct charge that the FA had hit him with. There was an incident which the match officials missed but had been caught on video, however an independent commission found the charge not proven.

 


Charlton To Be Sold

Hated Charlton Athletic owner Roland Duchatelet has agreed to sell the club to East Street Investments, subject to English Football League approval. Duchatelet had been trying to sell since 2017, even asking the EFL itself to buy the club, but is now selling up to a company owned by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Saeed Bin Tahnoun Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.

 


FIFA Looking To Raise $1bn For Africa

FIFA have announced plans to raise $1bn to build stadia in Africa. FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: "We want to bring it (Africa) to the highest of heights and show the world the outstanding talent and amazingly gifted players your continent possesses. To do this, we want to implement a three pillar approach: refereeing, infrastructure and competitions, in close cooperation with Caf, all of its 54 member associations across Africa and other stakeholders. I am positive that we will make African football reach the top level where it should be because the quality and potential are definitely here." Part of the plan is to build at least one stadium in each African country which meets FIFA standards.

 


Teixeira Gets Lifetime Ban

The former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation Ricardo Teixeira has been banned from life with involvement in the game by FIFA. Teixeira had resigned in 2012 and has been found guilty of bribery. He was also fined 1million Swiss francs. FIFA stated: "The investigation into Mr Teixeira referred to bribery schemes, conducted during the 2006-2012 period, in relation to his role in awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to CBF, Conmebol and Concacaf competitions. In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Teixeira had breached article 27 (Bribery) of the Fifa Code of Ethics (2018 edition) and, as a result, sanctioned him with a ban for life on taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level."

 


Serie A Finally Wake Up

The 20 clubs in Serie A have finally come to their senses and pledged to act on Italian football's "serious problem" with racism. The clubs wrote an open letter which read: "It's a problem we have not done enough to combat over the years. We, the undersigned clubs, are united by our desire for serious change. Images of players being racially abused in Italian football have been viewed and discussed all around the world this season and that shames us all. No individual should ever be subjected to racist abuse - inside or outside of football - and we can no longer stay silent on this issue or wait for it to magically disappear. We don't have any more time to waste. We must now act with speed, with purpose and with unity and we call on you, the fans, to support us in this vitally important endeavour."

 


Prem CEO Resigns Before Starting

Following newspaper allegations about his private life David Pemsel has resigned his role as Premier League chief executive that he was due to start in February. A Premier League statement read: "Following media disclosures earlier this week and discussions with David Pemsel, the Premier League has today accepted David's resignation and he will no longer be joining as chief executive." When Pemsel was installed as chief executive in October, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, in a quote that has not aged well, said: "His straightforward style and personal integrity make him an ideal person to lead the business."

 


Emery Unsurprisingly Sacked

In the aftermath of Arsenal's defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, in front of empty stands at the Emirates Stadium, manager Unai Emery was sacked. Freddie Ljungberg has been installed in the role on a temporary basis.

Written by Tris Burke November 29 2019 20:21:59

 

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