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Football News: Review Of The Day 1st December 2019

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

 



Contracts

Young Portugese centre-back Ruben Dias has signed a new 5 year deal with Benfica.

 


Transfers

Free agent veteran midfielder David Jones has signed for Oldham Athletic on a short term deal.

 


Team Bus Attacked By Armed Robbers

Armed robbers have attacked the team bus of Nigerian Premier League side FC Ifeanyi Ubah. The team bus was shot at near the capital of the central state of Kogi, Lokoja. A club statement read: "The driver was shot while some members of the coaching crew and players were critically injured. The affected persons are currently being treated and are responding to treatment. We wish to use this medium to appeal to the Federal Government as well as football regulatory bodies Nigerian Football Federation(NFF) and the League Management Company (LMC) to further intensify security efforts to ensure the safety of teams who often have no choice than to travel long distances by road, especially clubs owned by Private investors who are made to invest their hard earned money in the growth and development of Nigerian football." They have been an official partner of West Ham United since 2016.

 


Jose Denies Arsenal Meeting

It had been reported that Jose Mourinho had met with Arsenal, with regards to replacing Unai Emery before he took charge at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho said: "When it was written that I was in a meeting with Mr Sanllehi, it was not true. I look forward to playing against Arsenal. I want to play against Arsenal. I know what it means for our fans. But with Mauricio or Emery or Freddie Ljungberg or whoever else, that's no problem. I know the big ones and I know that's a big one. Not just because Arsenal is a big club that fights for the same objectives as we do. But also I know the meaning. And I like it."

 


Chile Season Cancelled

The Chilean football federation have announced that they are cancelling the rest of the season deu to security concerns after weeks of anti-government protests. The matches were suspended six weeks ago when the violent protests began, with just six fixtures remaining. No teams will be relegated or promoted but Universidad Catolica, who were leading the championship by 13 points, have been declared the champions, with the agreement of the opposing teams.

 


Emery Honoured To Manage Arsenal

Unai Emery has written an open letter to Arsenal fans which read: "It has been an honour to be the Arsenal head coach. To all the fans, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping me to understand and feel the greatness of Arsenal. To all of you who have supported us from every corner of the globe, all of you who have come to the Emirates, all of you who have waited in the rain and cold just to greet me after a game, I would have liked nothing more than to have achieved better results for you."

 


Pep Interested In New City Contract

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that he would be "open" to a new deal with the reigning Premier League champions. Guardiola said: "I'm so comfortable working with this club. When you are [somewhere for] five years it depends on the results. We will see what happens this season and next season. I'm open [to it], yes. It is not about what the club wants or not. For me, I want to see my players and the reaction of my players and everything. It is not as simple as I want to extend. I want to see the club, I want to see the players, I want to see how we are still working together. That is the most important thing after five years together. You have to feel like we can do it together and enjoy to work together."

 


Euro 2020 Draw

Group A: Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Wales
Group B: Belgium, Russia, Denmark, Finland
Group C: Ukraine, Netherlands, Austria, Path D/A*
Group D: England, Croatia, Czech Republic, Path C**
Group E: Spain, Poland, Sweden, Path B***
Group F: Germany, France, Portugal, Path A/D*
*Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary / Georgia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Belarus
**Scotland, Israel, Norway, Serbia
***Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland

 


Fifpro Hits Out At Napoli

The world footballers' union, FIFPro, has registered its disagreement with Napoli's plan to fine its players for leaving a week-long training camp that the club president, Aurelio de Laurentiis, ordered after the team fell 11 points behind Serie A leaders Juventus. A statement read: "The already congested fixture list sees many players away from home for prolonged periods. The players of Napoli cannot be subjected to arbitrary decisions of a disenchanted club when the result of a match is unsatisfactory. Technical matters are not the responsibility of club directors and we support Ancelotti and the players of Napoli for their united stand in clearly difficult times."

Written by Tris Burke November 30 2019 21:39:51

 

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