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  • Suarez cheated in exam to play for Juve?

    Italian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had evidence that the language exam taken by Barcelona's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to obtain Italian citizenship ahead of a possible move to Juventus was rigged.

  • Vidal joints Inter for one million euros

    Inter Milan have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal for one million euros ($1.17 million) on a permanent deal, the two clubs announced on Tuesday.

  • Morata back with Juventus

    Alvaro Morata landed in Turin and will have his Juventus medical on Tuesday, completing a loan move for €10m from Atletico Madrid with option to buy for €45m.

  • 'If I was 20-years-old, I'd have scored another two'

    AC Milan's veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and missed an open goal as he secured a 2-0 win over Bologna to get their Serie A campaign off to a winning start on Monday.

  • City off and running as PL sees record goal spree

    Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to first-half goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden plus a late Gabriel Jesus strike on Monday.

  • The bizarre story of Joseph Minala

    Joseph Minala does not wish to dwell on the bizarre age claim which propelled him into the headlines in 2014, but there is just no getting away from it.

  • Swadhin Bangla footballer Nowsheruzzaman dies of Covid-19

    Swadhin Bangla Football team striker AKM Nowsheruzzaman died of the Covid-19 at Ibn Sina Hospital tonight. He was 72.

  • Sporting name academy after 'greatest ever' product Ronaldo

    Sporting announced on Monday they will re-name their academy after former attacker and five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Suarez cuts Barca contract, agrees Atletico terms: reports

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has agreed a deal with the club to end his contract and settled on personal terms with Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain on Monday.

  • Barcelona midfielder Rakitic

    Rakitic calls time on international career

    Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has called time on his international career with the 2018 World Cup runners-up, he said on Monday.

  • Gundogan tests positive for Covid-19

    Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tested positive for Covid-19, the Premier League club said on Monday, making him the third player in the squad to return a positive test in recent weeks.

  • Kepa made costly mistake: Lampard

    Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga needs support after the Spaniard's costly error in Sunday's 2-0 defeat by Liverpool in the Premier League.

  • Rusty Real draw La Liga opener with Sociedad

    Real Madrid had an underwhelming return to La Liga as they could only draw 0-0 away to Real Sociedad on Sunday in the first game of their title defence.

  • Pirlo enjoys winning start to coaching career as Juve thump Sampdoria

    Andrea Pirlo gets his coaching career off to a winning start as his Juventus side begin their quest for a 10th successive Serie A title with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria

  • Goal-rush as Leicester go top and Liverpool beat 10-man Chelsea

    Champions Liverpool and Leicester City maintain their winning starts to the Premier League on Sunday as the second weekend of the new season produces a goal-rush.

  • Barto not seeking ‘conflict’

    An early strike from Antoine Griezmann gave Barcelona a 1-0 win at home to Elche their final pre-season friendly on Saturday, with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu saying afterwards that he did not want ‘any conflict’ with Lionel Messi.

  • ‘It’s all love now’

    Arsenal match-winner Eddie Nketiah has mended fences with team mate Dani Ceballos after a standoff between the pair a week ago was forgotten as they linked up to secure a 2-1 victory over West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.

  • Salahuddin’s panel reveal lofty manifesto

    Kazi Salahuddin-led Combined Panel set a lofty target to bring Bangladesh national team around the mark of 150 FIFA ranking in next four years as it announced a 36-point manifesto under five segments during introduction of panel candidates for Bangladesh Football Federation’s (BFF) October 3 polls at a hotel in the capital yesterday.

  • Plane breakdown forces Real delay

    Real Madrid were forced to change their travel plans a few hours before their LaLiga Santander opener against Real Sociedad.

  • BFF Kazi Salahuddin

    Salahuddin wants to see Bangladesh back in 150-mark

    Kazi Salahuddin-led Combined Panel set a lofty target to bring Bangladesh national team around the mark of 150 FIFA ranking in next four years as it announced a 36-point manifesto under five segments during introduction of panel candidates for Bangladesh Football Federation’s (BFF) October 3 polls at a hotel in the capital yesterday.

  • ‘I won’t get into any conflict with Messi’

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said he does not wish to have any more disputes with captain Lionel Messi after the Argentinian reluctantly opted to stay at the club this month after failing to force through a move.

  • Liverpool bring in Jota from Wolves

    Liverpool have completed the signing of Portugal forward Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a long-term contract, the Premier League champions said on Saturday.

  • Bale, Reguillion arrive at Spurs

    Gareth Bale believes his trophy-winning experience at Real Madrid can help Tottenham end a 12-year wait for silverware after completing his return to Spurs on a season-long loan deal on Saturday.

  • Griezmann helps Barca get 1-0 win

    An early strike from Antoine Griezmann gave Barcelona a 1-0 win at home to Elche their final pre-season friendly on Saturday, making it three victories from three for Ronald Koeman's side.

  • Dortmund sparkle in 3-0 opening win

    Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland scored twice and teenager Giovanni Reyna added another as they cruised past Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-0 in their season opener on Saturday.

  • Italy to allow 1,000 spectators at Serie A matches

    Italy will allow up to 1,000 supporters to attend top flight Serie A soccer matches from Sunday following an agreement between the regions and various government departments, sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Saturday.

  • VAR drama as Palace earn 3-1 win at Man Utd

    Manchester United's season got underway with a shock 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha grabbed a late double for the visitors in the Premier League on Saturday although VAR was once again the centre of attention.

  • ‘This is now a benchmark’

    Bayern Munich delivered a message to the rest of the Bundesliga that the treble winners are in superb form, coach Hansi Flick said on Friday following an 8-0 demolition of Schalke 04 in their season opener.

  • Reds meet Blues in first title tussle

    Liverpool head for their first away game of the new Premier League campaign tonight, and come up against a Chelsea side widely expected to challenge for the title.

  • Di Maria left out but Messi, Dybala in Argentina squad

    Argentina announced a 30-member preliminary squad ahead of their World Cup qualifying matches against Bolivia and Ecuador next month. Barcelona star Lionel Messi, Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, and Juventus number 10 Paulo Dybala were among the 30 players named in the squad.

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