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Manchester United announce fan advisory board and share scheme

The announcement on Friday comes after fan protests at the club's Old Trafford ground involving a pitch invasion which led to the postponement of United's Premier League home match against Liverpool last month.
FILE PHOTO: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co owners Joel Glazer and Avram Glazer during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co owners Joel Glazer and Avram Glazer during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 11:23 PM IST
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Euro 2020: Munich's Allianz Arena to have about 20% capacity for matches

"The European soccer championship is a special situation," Bavaria governor Markus Söder said, adding the games would be a "pilot and test project for further professional sports in Germany."
File photo shows the 'Allianz Arena' stadium.(AP)
File photo shows the 'Allianz Arena' stadium.(AP)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 06:54 PM IST
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PTI | , Munich

Chelsea extend Tuchel's contract to 2024 after Champions League win

Tuchel took over midway through the 2020-21 season after the Premier League club sacked Frank Lampard and the German led them to a top-four finish as well as the FA Cup final.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel celebrates with the trophy.(Pool via REUTERS)
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel celebrates with the trophy.(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 06:08 PM IST
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Rahul Bheke red card was harsh: Bhaichung Bhutia

  • Rahul Bheke’s red card in the 17th minute in Thursday’s 0-1 loss at Doha’s Jassim bin Hamad Stadium though was contentious, said Bhaichung Bhutia.
Rahul Bheke. (Rahul Bheke/Twitter)
Rahul Bheke. (Rahul Bheke/Twitter)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 03:57 PM IST
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Everyone is gutted, we deserved something out of the game: Gurpreet

Just 33 minutes into their joint 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Qualifier, Asian champions Qatar were a goal and a man up in their own den, but India fought valiantly till the end to avoid losing by a bigger margin on Thursday night.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Goalkeeper(SPORTZPICS for ISL)
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Goalkeeper(SPORTZPICS for ISL)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 03:29 PM IST
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PTI | , Doha

Euro 2020: Belgium coach Martinez shrugs off disappointing draw with Greece

  • Belgium coach Roberto Martinez shrugged off a disappointing home draw with Greece in Thursday’s friendly international as the after effects of a long season for his players.
Roberto Martinez. (Getty Images)
Roberto Martinez. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 03:13 PM IST
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Reuters | , Brussels

Euro 2020: Grealish happy to face rough treatment to help England

Jack Grealish is part of Gareth Southgate's squad for the Euros, which begin on June 11.
Jack Grealish for England. (Getty Images)
Jack Grealish for England. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 10:53 AM IST
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Brazil players debate whether or not to play Copa America

  • Brazil’s star players have debated whether or not they should play in the Copa America on home soil.
Brazil coach Tite said the players had spoken to national soccer confederation president Rogério Caboclo. (Getty Images)
Brazil coach Tite said the players had spoken to national soccer confederation president Rogério Caboclo. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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AP | , Sao Paulo

Australia resume World Cup qualifying with 3-0 win over Kuwait

  • After the coronavirus pandemic forced a 19-month delay in their World Cup Asian qualifying campaign, it took less than a minute for Mathew Leckie to head in the opening goal of a 3-0 win over Kuwait on a sweltering Thursday night in Kuwait City.
Australia's midfielder Jackson Irvine greets Kuwait's defender Mohammad al-Hiwaidi (L) after the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match.(AFP)
Australia's midfielder Jackson Irvine greets Kuwait's defender Mohammad al-Hiwaidi (L) after the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 10:02 AM IST
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Messi and Argentina team pay tribute to Diego Maradona

  • Days later, Messi paid his respects by celebrating a goal for Barcelona with the shirt of Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys, where the 1986 World Cup winner had also played
Argentina's Lionel Messi wears a jersey with football star Diego Maradona's number.(AP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi wears a jersey with football star Diego Maradona's number.(AP)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 09:59 AM IST
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Messi scores penalty but Argentina held by Chile in 2022 WC qualifier

Messi converted from the spot midway through the first half after Guillermo Maripan brought down Lautaro Martinez in the box. Chile striker Sanchez levelled in the 37th minute, finishing off a cut back from Gary Medel.
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the field during a qualifying football match against Chile.(AP)
Argentina's Lionel Messi sits on the field during a qualifying football match against Chile.(AP)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 08:46 AM IST
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Uruguay draw 0-0 with Paraguay in World Cup qualifier

Uruguay's Jonathan Rodriguez had a goal controversially chalked off for offside in the first half and Luis Suarez put a header over the bar from close in.
Paraguay's Miguel Almiron in action with Uruguay's Rodrigo Bentancur.(POOL via REUTERS)
Paraguay's Miguel Almiron in action with Uruguay's Rodrigo Bentancur.(POOL via REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 07:03 AM IST
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Euro 2020: Spirited Greece hold top ranked Belgium to 1-1 draw in friendly

Belgium were missing several regulars like Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, but they were still hoping to send out a message of intent ahead of next week’s kick off of the European Championship.
Greece's Dimitris Pelkas, center, shakes hands with Belgium's Dedryck Boyata.(AP)
Greece's Dimitris Pelkas, center, shakes hands with Belgium's Dedryck Boyata.(AP)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 07:02 AM IST
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FIFA World Cup qualifying round match: 10-man India lose 0-1 to Qatar

A winless India remained in fourth spot in Group E with three points from six matches.
India's Sahal Abdul Samad shakes hands with the coach Igor Stimac after a 0-1 loss to Qatar in a World Cup qualifying round match.(REUTERS)
India's Sahal Abdul Samad shakes hands with the coach Igor Stimac after a 0-1 loss to Qatar in a World Cup qualifying round match.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 01:54 AM IST
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Euro 2020: Injured England defender Alexander-Arnold out of Euros

The Liverpool right-back hobbled off just before the end of a 1-0 win over Austria on Wednesday.
England's Trent Alexander-Arnold.(REUTERS)
England's Trent Alexander-Arnold.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 03, 2021 11:17 PM IST
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AP | , London

Koeman to stay on as Barcelona coach for next season

Koeman has another year left on his contract, but Laporta had said the club was considering whether to keep him in charge after a disappointing season in which Barcelona only won the Copa del Rey.
FC Barcelona's coach Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)
FC Barcelona's coach Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 10:24 PM IST
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AP | , Barcelona

Man City fan found guilty of racially abusing players banned

Anthony Burke was charged in March last year and, on Wednesday, Tameside Magistrates' Court found him guilty of making "a monkey-gesture and noises towards three Black players". He was also fined 500 pounds ($700).
Manchester City players(Getty Images)
Manchester City players(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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Barcelona hire Jordi Cruyff in sporting director role

Jordi Cruyff, who made 54 appearances for Barca's first team, has worked as a sporting director and coach at several clubs since retiring as a player. He will leave his role as head coach of Chinese Super League side Shenzhen on Aug. 1 to work at Barca.
Jordi Cruyff(REUTERS)
Jordi Cruyff(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 06:22 PM IST
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Inter appoints Simone Inzaghi as coach on 2-year contract

  • Inzaghi replaces Antonio Conte, who left Inter last month after leading the club to its first Serie A title in more than a decade.
Simone Inzaghi(REUTERS)
Simone Inzaghi(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 06:08 PM IST
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Bournemouth's Lerma hit with six-game ban for alleged bite

  • Lerma was accused of biting Wednesday midfielder Josh Windass in the 83rd minute of the Championship match.
Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma has been suspended for six matches. (Getty Images)
Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma has been suspended for six matches. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 01:49 PM IST
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England coach Southgate slams fans who booed players taking a knee

Around 7,000 fans were at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium for the Euro 2020 warm-up and jeers could be heard from sections of the crowd before they were drowned out by applause from other supporters.
FILE PHOTO: England manager Gareth Southgate reacts.(Pool via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: England manager Gareth Southgate reacts.(Pool via REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 03, 2021 11:27 AM IST
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Brazil face Venezuela in Copa opener in Brasilia; final set for Rio

The tournament, held over from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was shifted to Brazil on Monday after original co-hosts Argentina and Colombia were replaced at the last minute.
FILE PHOTO: Conmebol President Alejandro Dominguez.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Conmebol President Alejandro Dominguez.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 10:42 AM IST
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Lukaku to stay at Serie A champions Inter next season

  • Romelu Lukaku said he will remain at Inter Milan next season after the Belgium forward helped them to their first Serie A title in 11 years.
Romelu Lukaku has a contract at Inter until June 2024. (Getty Images)
Romelu Lukaku has a contract at Inter until June 2024. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 10:30 AM IST
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Euro 2020: Alexander-Arnold hobbles off, England beat Austria

  • England's Trent Alexander-Arnold's inclusion in Euro 2020 squad could be short-lived after he hobbled off in Wednesday's friendly win against Austria.
Trent Alexander-Arnold on the ground after injuring himself. (Twitter)
Trent Alexander-Arnold on the ground after injuring himself. (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 03, 2021 07:49 AM IST
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Reuters | , Middlesbrough, England

Euro 2020: Benzema misses penalty as France beat Wales 3-0 in warm-up

  • Karim Benzema missed a penalty and hit the post on his international return as France warmed up for the European Championship with a 3-0 home win against Wales on Wednesday.
Benzema and Varane played 90 minutes in France's 3-0 win against Wales. (Twitter)
Benzema and Varane played 90 minutes in France's 3-0 win against Wales. (Twitter)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 07:35 AM IST
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Qatar a 'quality team', it will be difficult game against them: Stimac

Stimac stressed that having captain Sunil Chhetri back in the side is a "huge encouragement" to all the younger players in the squad.
File image of Igor Stimac.(AIFF)
File image of Igor Stimac.(AIFF)
Updated on Jun 02, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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ANI | , Doha

Euro 2020: De Bruyne’s Euro participation still unclear - Belgium coach

The midfield talisman broke his nose and eye socket in a clash in the Champions League final last weekend but it would be days before Belgium were clear about his chances of competing, Martinez told reporters.
Kevin de Bruyne. File(UEFA/Handout via REUTERS)
Kevin de Bruyne. File(UEFA/Handout via REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 09:17 PM IST
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Reuters | , Brussels

7 Scotland players not travelling for friendly after COVID positive test

The Scottish FA said on Tuesday that Fleck returned the positive test at the team's base camp in Spain and was self-isolating in line with Spanish government guidelines.
Football representational image(HT Image)
Football representational image(HT Image)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 07:27 PM IST
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Strong-minded De Gea will not be affected by penalty miss, says Torres

De Gea was the only player to miss his spot-kick in last week's marathon shootout which ended 11-10 to Villarreal following a 1-1 draw after extra time, while Torres kept his nerve to score as his club won their first-ever major trophy.
David de Gea: File photo(REUTERS)
David de Gea: File photo(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 07:22 PM IST
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Reuters | , Madrid
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