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A review of the leading contenders for the Premier League title.
Four teams are likely to compete for the 2020/21 title - Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Manchester United....more
The best ever Liverpool team?
The current Liverpool team has dominated the Premier League this season and they could well go on to clock up a record points tally.
Could it be that Jurgen Klopp’s men are better than all those outstanding Anfield winners from the past?
This Champions League group game produced an entertaining encounter in chilly Riyadh.
Including another goal from Moroccan striker Abderazak Hamdallah and a stunning equaliser from Nassr's defender Al-Obaid....more
Liverpool win their first FIFA Club World Cup.
A Brazilian scores the decisive goal against a famous Brazilian team.
Jurgen Klopp’s team need extra time to beat Flamengo before 45,000 fans in Qatar....more
This was a minor triumph for the Tunisians who easily beat the local Qatari representatives to secure 5th place at the CWC.
It was a result that gave their large number of boisterous fans plenty to cheer on a showery evening at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.
The game was also a personal milestone for Libyan forward Hamdou Elhouni who scored a hat-trick something only previously achieved at the CWC by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez, and Gareth Bale.
FIFA Club World Cup 2019 - Will Liverpool triumph?
UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool bid for their first Club World Cup (CWC) title.
Can Jurgen Klopp’s team add another prize to their well-stocked Anfield trophy room?
England confirmed their qualification for Euro 2020 with this facile victory against Montenegro before 77,000 fans at Wembley.
The Three Lions have now completed 1000 senior internationals and this win was one of their easiest....more
England lose a main tournament qualifier for the first time in ten years.
This defeat in Prague could serve as a wake-up call for Gareth Southgate's team who are not quite as good as they thought they were....more
Spirited Welsh performance gains a point in Slovakia.
Wigan striker Keiffer Moore epitomises a battling effort by Ryan Giggs' men....more
Albania needed this victory to maintain hopes of Euro 2020 qualification from Group H.
In a battle of contrasting styles the home team prevailed much to the enjoyment of the local fans in Elbasan....more
Lamina Kone (Ivory Coast) - 30-year-old central defender, rated 3 mil, was part of a Strasbourg back three, found it tough at times against Rebic as Frankfurt pressed, his defence looked a bit ragged at times, goes up for corners, was substituted in second half as his team switched to a back four.
Kevin Lucien Zohi (Mali) - 22-year-old, played wide left, rated at 2mil, limited in the first half but showed some pace in breaks forward in the second, left-footed, had one chance blocked, kept going in losing side.
Nuno Da Costa (Cape Verde) - 28-year-old, rated 5 mil, came on after 68 minutes to play wide right, never got in a serious threat, one header went wide.
Lebo Mothiba (South Africa) - 23-year-old, rated 7 mil, very late sub. unable to affect the outcome.
A dramatic penalty shoot-out decides this quarter-final.
As Algeria keep their nerve to set up a meeting with Nigeria in the last four....more
Harrison Afful (Ghana) - 32-year-old, rated 600k euros, right back, smallish, moves forward readily and often leads the home attacks down his flank, dangerous crosses, but his game ended early with a red card after he held back Gerso.
David Accam (Ghana) - 28-year-old, rated 910k euros, will join Nashville next season, wide left, sadly had to go off with a hamstring injury early in the match.
Gerso (Guinea-Bissau) - KC wide man/forward, 28-year-old, rated 1.5m euros, dangerous pace on the break, setup Nemeth at least once, better second half beginning with a nutmeg and cross for the winning goal, brought down by Afful later on....more
Kekuta Manneh (Gambia) - 24-year-old, rated 800k euros, left midfield, one of the more dangerous home players, early pacy run, good deliveries from left, testing shot late on, overall solid game.
Emmanuel Boateng (Ghana) - 23-year-old, rated 2.5m euros, LA midfielder, medium height, early left-foot cross, very nice finish for the opening goal, always looked lively across the pitch, booked later and then immediately substituted....more
LAFC qualify for the last eight of the Open Cup.
And one of their stars was young Ghana midfielder Latif Blessing....more
Costa Rica enjoy hosting their first match at the Gold Cup.
Easily beating a well supported but limited Nicaragua....more
Portugal win the inaugural Nations League with one strike from Goncalo Guedes (rather than Cristiano Ronaldo).
And England claim third place after winning a penalty shoot-out against Switzerland....more
Calamitous England defending contributes to the Dutch victory.
The mass ranks of England fans will have to wait at least another year before they might see the senior England team in a final....more
Another Cristiano Ronaldo masterclass.
Featuring a trademark free kick, an excellent cross conversion, and a brilliant run and finish.
Joel Matip (Cameroon) - right-sided centre back, 27-year-old, rated £18m, partnered MOM Virgil van Dijk, doesn't have the passing ability of the Dutchman but provides a solid combination, wins headers, dealt with Harry Kane, maybe fortunate not to be booked, part of a Liverpool side that gave Tottenham few chances.
Mohamed Salah (Egypt) - striker, 26-year-old, rated £135m, decisively converted the early spot-kick, always offered that forward outlet, though given few other chances since Liverpool conceded a lot of possession.
Sadio Mane (Senegal) - striker, 27-year-old, rated £77m, his forward break resulted in the penalty, looked sharp and often presented the most danger to the opposition, but again limited opportunities with LFC less coherent than usual.
Ben Naboulane (Comoros) - 29-year-old Red Star midfielder, rated £2.70m, medium height, part of a home side that generally failed to sparkle, switched sides but to limited effect, subbed on 69 minutes.
Ricardo Gomes (Cape Verde) - 27-year-old central striker for Partizan, rated £1.58m, some missteps at first but showed good skill and some pace later on, also nice control, came close with a lobbed chance.
Khaly Thiam (Senegal) - tall holding midfielder for Levski, 25-year-old, rated at £1.35m, patrolled the area in front of the back line, coolly intercepted, won headers, the odd move forward later in the game.
Ali Sowe (Gambia) - bleached hair, striker for CSKA, 24-year-old, rated at £1m, limited chances but did occupy the opposition defenders, some good forward surges.
Janio Bikel (Guinea-Bissau) - late substitute for CSKA, 23-year-old, rated £450k, few opportunities to contribute.
A night of 1000 flares and a biblical thunderstorm.
Red Star celebrate winning the league and 30 years of their ultras....more
Keanin Ayer (South Africa) - tallish right-sided wide man for Varberg, young (19), rated at £68k, generally stayed out wide, one or two missteps, limited effect on match probably contributed to his being subbed on 54 minutes.
Karim Sadat (Ghana) - 27-year-old, solid, medium height, Halmstad forward, rated £180k, can win headers, some decent crosses, also wide left, but one weak finish, subbed on 75.
Thomas Boakye (Ghana) - Halmstad sub. on 58, medium height, 26-year-old, also rated £180k, left midfield, mostly defended, did create one chance with break down left, moved into centre later.
Paul Onuachu (Nigeria) - very tall 24-year-old Midtjylland striker. rated 2.2m in the transfer market, an Adebayor lookalike, missed a couple of half-chances including a stooping header, maybe could have own aerial duals, intermittent good touches, but certainly a presence up front. Subbed in extra time.
Frank Onyeka (Nigeria) - 21-year-old attacking midfielder for the winners, rated at 540K, appeared on 66 minutes, nearly reached a dangerous cross, has some pace and looked lively, pushed forward through the centre.
Bastos (Angola) - 27-year-old, rated at 4.5m in the transfer market, medium height, Lazio central defender, often involved early on with right and left-foot passes, mostly solid but some wayward, booked for a tackle from behind then substituted on 35 minutes (either for the booking or the odd misplaced pass - seemed a little harsh and he was applauded by the fans)
Musa Barrow (Gambia) - 20-year-old late substitute forward, rated at 5.4m in the transfer market, came on when Atalanta were reeling from a late Lazio goal, unable to affect the outcome.
James Igbekeme (Nigeria) - 23-year-old, stocky midfielder, rated £630k in the transfer market, left foot emphasis, one or two misplaced passes early on, moved further forward changing with Javi Ros, his interception led to the first goal, solid in the second half, injured late on and was replaced.
Jannick Buyla (Equatorial Guinea) - young midfielder, a late replacement for Igbekeme, solid build, right footed.
Emmanuel Kumah (Ghana) - late substitute for Wisla, nineteen-year-old attacking midfielder, showed good intent and some left foot skills in the short time he was on the field....more
Jerome Onguene (Cameroon) - Red Bull centre back, 21 years old, right foot pass, strong in the air, some good blocks, looked to organise back line, went up for corners, solid overall.
Diadie Samassekou (Mali) - Red Bull holding midfielder, 23 years old, a few early missteps, but kept in position as a defender in front of the back line, again solid overall.
Aliou Badji (Senegal) - tall, rangy Rapid striker who came on for the last 20 minutes, won some headers but struggled to affect the outcome.
Patson Daka (Zambia) - young forward substitute for Red Bull, missed a decent chance went put through just after coming on and scuffed a pass later on. But his team had already secured the win.
Youssouf Kone (Mali) - Lille left-back, quick to go forward, battled with Thioub, left foot delivery, supplied the excellent cross for the second goal, overall very good, cramped near the end.
Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Cast) - coveted wide man, mostly left foot, long-striding, better in the second half as were his team, pacy though not at the Mbappe level.
Herve Lybohy (Ivory Coast) - left-sided centre back for Nimes, looked solid but often exposed especially in the second period, struggled, as did the rest of his defence.
Denis Bouanga (Gabon) - Nimes wide man, stayed on the left with the odd move inside, right footed, lacks pace, subbed on 75 minutes.
Sada Thioub (Senegal) - right-sided Nimes wide man, did move inside to get involved, tough against Kone, some decent surges, taken off with 5 minutes remaining.
Rashid Alioui (Morocco) - brought on as Nimes striker in the second half, but inevitably found it hard to make an impact, often isolated as his team concentrated on defending.
Ismaila Sarr (Senegal) - played wide right, has pace, combined with Traore, right foot cross, converted winning Rennes penalty.
N'Baye Niang (Senegal) - tall central striker, linked with Ben Arfa, some good touches, excellent turn and shot that clipped the post, looked a handful, booked later on. Scored the initial penalty in the shootout.
Remy Bensebaini (Algeria) - left back, talented left delivery, got forward, clashed with Neymar, booked later on for arguing. Converted penalty.
Hamari Traore (Mali) - right back, often drove forward, some skill, his cross caused the first Rennes goal.
Mexer (Mozambique) - centre back, managed to cope with Mbappe and Neymar though exposed at times, headed in from a corner for the equaliser, was booked, excused penalty duties.
Emmanuel Gyasi (Ghana) - right midfield for Spezia, solid, made various runs in the first half without involvement, moved inside for more play, booked for foul, also tracked back, more touches in the second period, subbed on 75.
David Okereke (Nigeria) - tall Spezia striker, early touches, tried combinations with da Cruz, control looked ok, showed some pace, moved to wing later on but overall limited.
Sofiane Boufal (Morocco) - played wide left for Celta, limited action in a moderate first half, recovered from a poor back-pass to play a more influential part in the second period. Had a hand in two of the goals, often showing deceptive pace down the left. Subbed late on.
Ryad Boudebouz (Algeria) - came on after 20 minutes to play wide right, left foot free-kicks, cracked a shot against the bar late in the first half, scored third from an Aspas pass, very useful left foot.
Sol Campbell's Macclesfield score a late equaliser to gain a valuable point in their battle against relegation from the Football League....more
Edouard Mendy (Senegal) - Reims goalie, claimed crosses competently, confident distribution, generally solid with limited threats.
Yunis Abdelhamid (Morocco) - part of the central home defence, handled Coulibaly, left foot pass.
Jacques Romero (Togo) - Reims captain, holding midfield, often started moves especially in first half, mostly right foot pass.
Abdul Rahman Baba (Ghana) - left back, left foot pass, often ventured forward, booked.
Moussa Doumbia (Mali) and Hassane Kamara (Gambia) - both appeared as late home subs. Both put themselves about.
Kalifa Coulibaly (Mali) - Tall long-striding Nantes central striker, strong in the air, right footed, less effective in the second period.
Charles Traore (Mali) - left back for visitors, medium height, early exposure, generally limited going forward.
Abdoulaye Toure (Mali) - attacking midfield, covers the central area, some forward breaks, sub'd on 83 (looked disappointed)
Medhi Mostefa (Algeria) - home captain, centre back, solid, covered threats, mostly error-free.
Emmanuel Banda (Zambia) - midfield, nice left foot, a couple of misplaced passes, free-kick taker, subbed late on.
Simon Gbegnon (Togo) - centre back, combined with Mostefa, struggled at times against pace, one bad pass nearly cost Beziers.
Ahoueke Denkey (Togo) - late sub. did put himself about up front.
Jordan Adeoti (Benin) - visiting captain, tall central midfielder, right foot pass, good range of passes.
Zacarya Bergdich (Morocco) - Belenenses left wing back, left foot pass, early involvement down his flank, a few misplaced defensive passes, survived a handball appeal, under pressure later in the game.
Pierre Sagna (Senegal) - brief late appearance at full-back for the visitors....more
Mamadou Cande (Guinea-Bissau) - chunky home left wing-back, goes forward readily, left foot delivery, often involved.
Mama Samba Balde (Guinea-Bissau) - Aves tall midfielder, ranged across the middle, some pacy driving surges forward, had a chance in the first half, less active in the second period, subbed on 83 minutes.
Carlos Ponk (Cape Verde) - right centre back for the visitors, solid, some sharp interceptions, did get a yellow card for reaction....more
Strongly favoured to win another Club World Cup Real Madrid, in the end, cruised towards their record fourth title....more
Welsh star Gareth Bale scored all three goals for Real Madrid as they eased into another final of the Club World Cup....more
Tunisians Esperance recovered some credence after their comprehensive defeat in their first match to claim 5th place at the Club World Cup.
The game was characterised by VAR-related penalty decisions. For both teams....more