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#Football

# football - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Kompany: City v Liverpool not all-defining game

The Manchester City captain knows the Premier League title race has plenty of road to cover after the showdown tonight.

# football - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Fifa exploring possibility of 48-team 2022 World Cup - Infantino

The tournament takes place in Qatar in three years.

Messi is close to Maradona but can't be compared to Pele, says Brazil legend Zico

Pele had all the attributes that a footballer needs, according to the 1970s and 80s Brazil star.

Klopp: Liverpool must bring desire and anger to take on best team in the world Man City

The Liverpool boss maintains that Pep Guardiola’s side are still the best team ahead of their Premier League meeting this week.

'We need to check in the morning': De Bruyne faces late fitness test for Liverpool clash

Pep Guardiola is hoping to have key playmaker Kevin De Bruyne available to face Liverpool on Thursday.

Spurs should be forced to see out the season at Wembley, says Cardiff boss

‘They have made that many cock-ups with the timing, the Premier League should force them to play at Wembley for the rest of the season.’

# football - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

'They'll be looking to go full throttle into us' - Andy Robertson expecting different Man City test

The Anfield defender is wary of Pep Guardiola’s side ahead of this week’s vital trip to the Etihad Stadium.

Sanchez set for United return and tipped to flourish under Solskjaer

The manager will be able to call upon the Chilean for the first time when Manchester United travel to Newcastle United

# football - Monday 31 December, 2018

'I would never prostitute my ideals and dreams' - Buffon says PSG move wasn't about money

The goalkeeper was expected to end his career at Juventus.

More efficiency, less showboating: Solskjaer lauds Pogba's 'top performance'

The French star impressed in Manchester United’s 4-1 victory against Bournemouth yesterday.

# football - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Pogba: 'We want to attack... maybe we just realised we are Manchester United'

Manchester United have scored 12 goals in three games under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

'I also suffered racist songs': Maradona shows support for Napoli's Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to racist abuse in a game against Inter Milan on Wednesday.

Hodgson confirms interest in Liverpool's 'proven goalscorer' Solanke

‘He’s being kept out of the [Liverpool] team by some very strong players,’ said the Crystal Palace boss.

Barcelona confirm interest in PSG star but deny breaking transfer rules

‘FC Barcelona refute the existence of any type of agreement with PSG player Adrien Rabiot.’

'Nothing has been achieved this year' - Robertson warns Liverpool must convert dominance

The Reds are riding high at the top of the Premier League after a superb run but trophies must follow in 2019.

# football - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Rangers were better than us, admits Celtic boss Rodgers

Celtic have work to do in the transfer market according to Brendan Rodgers.

'We're in December and it's better to wait': Allegri dismisses United links for now

The Italian has been linked with the Old Trafford hot seat but says he has ‘important things’ to do at Juventus.

'I almost cried. It was really nice' - Klopp nearly became emotional after Mo Salah's penalty gesture

The Liverpool star allowed his teammate Roberto Firmino take a spot-kick and complete his hat-trick in their win over Arsenal.

'Today is about the supporters... they haven’t had bragging rights in this city in a long time'

Ryan Jack’s first Rangers goal was enough to see off Celtic.

Injury-time VAR drama as Ronaldo's double seals record points tally for Juve This post contains videos

Injury-time VAR drama as Ronaldo's double seals record points tally for Juve

Two Cristiano Ronaldo goals saw Juventus edge past Sampdoria to remain unbeaten in Serie A.

Shaw hails huge changes made by 'really positive manager' Solskjaer

‘He’s bringing that attacking, quick play back to Old Trafford,’ said the Manchester United defender.

Pochettino wants no repeat of Hazard comments: 'Some opinions you cannot make public'

The Chelsea star said ‘we don’t want Tottenham to win the Premier League’ before an ill-tempered 2016 game.

# football - Friday 28 December, 2018

'I want to stay involved in the game': Joe Cole returns to Chelsea in new coaching role

Having announced his retirement from football recently, Joe Cole has landed a new coaching job with Chelsea.

Arrest warrant issued for Sheffield Wednesday forward Forestieri

The warrant was issued after the striker failed to attend court on Friday.

'I am happy at Juventus': Allegri dismisses speculation linking him to Man United job

The Italian boss insists he is content in Turin, despite rumours he could be in line to inherit the hot seat at Old Trafford.

Ex-United defender Stam takes charge at Eredivisie strugglers

Jaap Stam has taken over at PEC Zwolle, who are battling to avoid relegation.

Afghanistan slaps travel ban on football chiefs as graphic details of alleged sexual abuse emerge

Afghanistan women’s footballers have spoken out against their FA president.

Gerrard: Talk of succeeding Klopp at Liverpool is 'very presumptuous'

Steven Gerrard says the Rangers job has ‘all his attention’ ahead of Saturday’s Old Firm derby with Celtic.

Inter boss says they 'gladly accept' stadium closure if it helps fight discrimination

The closure of San Siro for two league games is something Luciano Spalletti says Inter welcome.

Solskjaer: United can build around 'top class' Pogba

Paul Pogba is one of the top players in world football and Manchester United can build around him, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2018 football year?

Let’s test your knowledge.

Former Arsenal chairman Hill-Wood dies aged 82 RIP

Former Arsenal chairman Hill-Wood dies aged 82

Peter Hill-Wood served as Arsenal’s chairman for 31 years.

Hazard - who wants to be a Chelsea legend - to decide on future at end of season

The rumoured Real Madrid target is in no rush to make a decision.

# football - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'Ramsey is a great purchase' - Pirlo wants Juventus to sign Arsenal midfielder

The Wales international is set to leave the Premier League side at the end of the season.

Sarri blasts 'stupid' fans as Chelsea face fresh allegations of racist chanting

The Blues boss insists that the majority of the club’s supporters are ‘wonderful’.

Salah free to face Arsenal and Man City after avoiding FA diving charge

The Liverpool striker will face no retrospective action over the penalty he won against Newcastle United

Hazard wants legendary status at Chelsea after reaching landmark

‘I want to score more goals for the club, and become a legend, like Lampard and Terry.’

# football - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Crossbar denies sensational Inter goal from kick-off before substitute snatches late victory over Napoli Late Late Show This post contains videos

Crossbar denies sensational Inter goal from kick-off before substitute snatches late victory over Napoli

Inter defeated nine-man Napoli at the San Siro to ease the pressure on coach Luciano Spalletti.

Arsenal boss apologises after kicking bottle that 'touched' Brighton fan

Unai Emery also expressed frustration with his side’s performance today.

De Gea save 'probably' the best I've seen, says Solskjaer

A key save by David de Gea in Manchester United’s win over Huddersfield Town left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer amazed.