Kroos labels Mesut Ozil’s racism allegations as ‘nonsense’

Toni Kroos labelled Mesut Ozil’s racism allegations “nonsense” as the Germany star hit out at his former international team-mate. Ozil retired from internationals following Germany’s shock World Cup group-stage exit – the playmaker growing tired of what he felt was racist treatment on behalf of the German Football Federation (DFB),…

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LaLiga strikes 15-year deal with multinational media and sports company

LaLiga has struck a 15-year deal with multinational media, sports and entertainment company Relevent that will bring a Spanish top-flight match to the United States for the first time. Thursday’s announcement sees LaLiga partner with Relevent, the company behind the International Champions Cup, in a move that aims to promote…

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Emery will need three or four transfer windows – Wright

Unai Emery will need three or four transfer windows at the very least to be able to take Arsenal to the next level, according to Gunners great Ian Wright. Emery was named Arsene Wenger’s successor at the end of last season after departing Paris Saint-Germain, the Frenchman ending his 22-year…

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Griezmann is well positioned to win Ballon d’Or in 2018 – Simeone

Antoine Griezmann is well positioned to win the Ballon d’Or in 2018, according to Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone. Griezmann hit two goals in Atletico’s Europa League final defeat of Marseille in May before going on to help France secure the World Cup. Simeone believes Griezmann, who signed a new…

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Zidane was an ‘extraordinary’ coach for Real Madrid – Lopetegui

Julen Lopetegui says Zinedine Zidane was an “extraordinary” coach for Real Madrid. Zidane quit his post after leading Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League title in May, Los Blancos triumphing in the competition in each season the Frenchman was in charge. Lopetegui was subsequently named as Zidane’s successor, although he…

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Roma confirms arrival of Steven N’Zonzi from Sevilla

Roma have confirmed the arrival of Steven N’Zonzi from Sevilla. The France international signed a four-year deal with the Serie A club. The World Cup winner was strongly linked with a move away for the best part of two years and appears to have finally got his wish, linking up again…

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