Salah to miss World Cup after suffering shoulder injury in final

Mohamed Salah will be sidelined for two months by the shoulder injury he sustained during Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid and miss Egypt’s World Cup campaign, according to Saudi Arabian sports administrator Turki Al-Sheikh. Salah was substituted after 30 minutes of Saturday’s showpiece encounter in Kiev, having…

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Olsen confident Wayne Rooney will prove a success in MLS

DC United head coach Ben Olsen is confident Wayne Rooney will prove a success if he completes an expected move to the Major League Soccer side. The Everton forward is believed to be close to leaving Goodison Park less than 12 months after returning to his boyhood club from a long…

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Pogba identifies Abou Diaby as a major influence on his playing style

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has identified Abou Diaby as a major influence on his playing style. Fellow France international Diaby played 16 times for Les Bleus during his time with Arsenal but his career was cruelly derailed by persistent injuries. The 32-year-old spent last season without a club after…

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Giggs lauds Bale as greatest Welsh player he has ever seen

Ryan Giggs lauded Gareth Bale as the greatest Welsh player he has ever seen following the winger’s heroics in the Champions League final. Bale inspired Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory over Liverpool with a match-turning brace off the bench, including a jaw-dropping bicycle kick that restored his side’s lead.…

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Karius ´infinitely sorry´ for blunders in Champions League final

Loris Karius says he is “infinitely sorry” for his mistakes in the Champions League final and admits he struggled to sleep in the wake of Liverpool’s defeat to Real Madrid. The goalkeeper was directly at fault for two of Madrid’s goals in their 3-1 victory on Saturday, Karius seeing an…

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Virgil van Dijk already feeling at home with Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk is already feeling at home with Liverpool after helping the club to the Champions League final following his January switch from Southampton. The Dutch defender was a long-term target for Jurgen Klopp as he looked to shore up his back line and eventually made the move to…

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Don´t compare Salah to Messi and Ronaldo – Ramos

Mohamed Salah is a “great player” but remains far from the rarefied air of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, according to Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. Salah’s playing style has been compared to Messi and he will have the chance to measure himself against the Barcelona star’s long-time rival Ronaldo when…

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Two people arrested in Kiev ahead of Champions League final

Two people have been arrested in Kiev after violent clashes in the city ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final. Ukraine’s National Police confirmed they had detained the individuals after an incident they described as “group hooliganism” on Velyka Vasylkivska street. They added that “two injured foreigners” were taken to the nearest…

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Buffon’s Italy career is not over yet – Mancini

Gianluigi Buffon’s Italy career is not over yet, according to coach Roberto Mancini. Mancini revealed on Thursday he had been in conversation with Buffon. And the 40-year-old, who waved an emotional farewell to Juventus last week and has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, is seemingly keen to…

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Istanbul to host 2020 Champions League final

UEFA has revealed that the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the 2020 Champions League final. The 76,000-capacity venue in the Turkish capital hosted the showpiece in 2005, when Liverpool triumphed on penalties against AC Milan after battling to a 3-3 draw from 3-0 down at half-time. Arena Gdansk…

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