Football News Oct 29
DUTA FOOTBALL UPDATE
📰 Ribery Hit with 3-match Ban & Fine
Ribery was caught on camera shoving match official Passeri on two occasions…
📰 Andonovski Takes Over USA Women’s Team
He replaces Jill Ellis.
📰 Bale Requests Real Madrid Do Not Publish Medical Records
The Wales international has missed his side’s last two games in the Champions League and La Liga following a fresh problem suffered on the international break, but Los Blancos are yet to offer a fitness update.
📰 Cristiano Ronaldo Gives Gifts Portugal’s U-17 Women’s Team
Portugal’s U17 women will play in the elite round of Euro 2020 qualification with matches against Ukraine, Georgia and Albania between November 13 and 1.
📰 Laporta: “Barcelona Wrong for Allowing Clasico to be Postponed”
The clash between the two La Liga rivals was scheduled to be held on Saturday October 26, but the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) decided to reschedule the fixture due to civil unrest in Catalonia.
⛳⛳ VETLAND SPORTS DAILY UPDATE
📛📛Ronaldo is the best I’ve ever seen – Messi
📛📛Ronaldo: ´Healthy rivalry´ with Messi made me a better player
📛📛Saul travels with Atletico Madrid despite not training
📛📛Umtiti trains but won’t play against Real Valladolid
📛📛Bale travels to London and is unlikely to face Leganes
📛📛Juventus officially announce two-year partnership with Coca Cola
📛📛Salah returns for Egypt to face Kenya, Comoros in Afcon qualifiers
📛📛Xhaka should be stripped of Arsenal captaincy immediately – Winterburn
📛📛From the moment I saw Messi, I knew Barcelona would win everything – Guardiola
📛📛’I’m really sorry’ – Fiorentina star Ribery issues public apology for pushing linesman
📛📛Arsenal’s Xhaka & Emery hold crunch talks over captain’s future after fan backlash
📛📛Ajax defender Dest pledges allegiance to United States over Netherlands
📛📛Ribery banned for three games after shoving official
📛📛Man Utd legend Stam resigns as Feyenoord boss following poor start
📛📛Valverde backs Barca players to solve problems ‘within the club’ after Ter Stegen comments
📛📛’VAR is ruining the atmosphere’ – Milner ‘not a fan’ of controversial technology
📛📛’They are always talking’ – Yaya Toure blasts England’s racism reaction
📛📛Chicharito happy to give Sevilla boss Lopetegui selection headache
📛📛Barcelona wrong for allowing Clasico to be postponed, says Laporta
RESULTS AND FIXTURES
📍📍 TODAY’S FIXTURES
⏰⏰ TIME IN GMT
📆📆 29TH OCTOBER 2019
🏴🏴 England – EFL Cup
19:45 Everton -:- Watford
19:45 Manchester City -:- Southampton
19:45 Burton Albion -:- Leicester City
19:45 Crawley Town -:- Colchester United
19:45 Oxford United -:- Sunderland
🇮🇹🇮🇹 Italy – Serie A
18:00 Parma Calcio 1913 -:- Hellas Verona
20:00 Brescia -:- Inter
🇩🇪🇩🇪 Spain – LaLiga
18:00 Deportivo Alaves -:- Atletico Madrid
20:15 Barcelona -:- Real Valladolid
🇩🇪🇩🇪 Germany – DFB Pokal
17:30 Duisburg -:- Hoffenheim
17:30 Saarbruecken -:- FC Koeln
17:30 Freiburg -:- Union Berlin
17:30 Hamburger SV -:- VfB Stuttgart
19:00 Bochum -:- Bayern Munich
19:45 Darmstadt -:- Karlsruher SC
19:45 Bayer Leverkusen -:- Paderborn
19:45 Arminia Bielefeld -:- Schalke 04
♨♨Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic could reject a move to the Premier League to join Manchester United in January in favour of a lucrative deal to move to Qatar Stars League side Al Duhail.
♨♨Barcelona and Ivan Rakitic have come to a mutual agreement about a parting of the ways in January, according to a report in Marca.
♨♨Juventus are poised to rival Real Madrid in the battle for Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, report Tuttosport.
♨♨The future of Real Betis Coach Rubi will depend on the midweek result against fellow strugglers Celta Vigo, say Marca.
♨♨Fiorentina forward Franck Ribery handed three-match ban and €20,000 fine for shoving Serie A linesman
♨♨Former Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari begged the club to recall Martin Odegaard to the first-team squad last year, say Radio Marca.
♨♨Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has appeared to rule out a January move for Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela.
♨♨Former Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli, currently in charge of Brazilian club Santos, could be set for a return to Spanish football. Likely team to take charge is Real Betis
♨♨Juventus left-back Alex Sandro believes Atalanta are among the four clubs who will challenge his side for the Scudetto this season.
♨♨Flamengo have joined the race to sign soon-to-be free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
💢💢Real Madrid will not do any transfer business in the January transfer window – ruling out moves for Paul Pogba or Christian Eriksen. Los Blancos supremo Florentino Perez is said to have told manager Zinedine Zidane to instead utilise the squad he has after sanctioning a £300million spending spree in the summer, with many signings failing to deliver.
💢💢Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane remain on Barcelona’s radar as they continue to scour Europe for a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez. Kylian Mbappe and Lautaro Martinez are, however, the front-runners on the club’s shortlist.
💢💢Barcelona are set to open contract talks with Lionel Messi and Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the coming months. Messi’s current deal expires in the summer of 2021 while the German goalkeeper’s contract runs until 2022.
💢💢Mauro Icardi’s wife and agent, Wanda Nara, has revealed that her husband – now on loan at Paris Saint-Germain – was close to moving to AC Milan before switching to the French capital from Inter.
💢💢Manchester United are keen on Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar but the Premier League side would face competition from Barcelona if they decide to move for the Slovakia international.
💢💢Antonio Conte would rather Inter pursue a deal for Arturo Vidal in January rather than trying to convince Barcelona to sell Ivan Rakitic. The Italian coach does not believe the Croatian midfielder is needed after the emergence of Stefano Sensi.
💢💢Bayern Munich have sent scouts on multiple separate occasions already this season to observe 20-year-old Lille attacker Victor Osimhen.
💢💢Paris Saint-Germain have yet to hold talks with Edinson Cavani over a new contract and the Uruguayan is set to leave the French capital when his contract expires at the end of the season.
💢💢Mauro Icardi has called Paris Saint-Germain the best side he has played for after he struck twice in the club’s 4-0 win over Marseille. “I have played with great champions, but this PSG is the best team I have ever played in,” the Argentine striker said.
💢💢PSG have already made up their mind concerning Mauro Icardi: they want to make the move a permanent one. The French club have an option to make the move permanent for 70 million euros as they are happy with Icardi’s performance to date.
📌📌Wales international Gareth Bale, 30, has asked Real Madrid not to publish his medical records, exercising his right under Spanish law of protection of personal data. (ESPN)
📌📌Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua have again been linked with Bale. (Marca)
📌📌Bale flew to London to meet with his agent on Monday as uncertainty continues over his Real Madrid future. (Mail)
📌📌Real Madrid say the former Tottenham favourite travelled to London for personal reasons. (Marca)
📌📌Manchester United are interested in recruiting Lille’s French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 20, and Lyon’s French striker Moussa Dembele, 23. (ESPN)
📌📌Roma have rejected the chance to sign former Manchester City and England midfielder Jack Rodwell, 28. (Corriere dello Sport, via Mail)
📌📌Tottenham have told Inter they will not sell defender Jan Vertonghen, 32, in January but the Serie A club hope the Belgium international will join on a free in the summer. (Guardian)
📌📌Manchester City are eyeing Mikel Oyarzabal as a replacement for Leroy Sane according to reports. (Sun)
📌📌Southampton’s on-loan England goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 31, is willing to take a pay cut to resume his Celtic career permanently. (The Scotsman)
📌📌Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka, 27, was visited at home by three senior players after his angry reaction to being booed by his own team’s supporters when he was substituted in Sunday’s draw at home to Crystal Palace. (The Athletic)
📌📌Arsenal will meet with Xhaka in the next few days to discuss his reaction to being substituted. (Sky Sports)
📌📌Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has ‘liked’ an Instagram post making a forceful remark to team-mate Xhaka and calling for manager Unai Emery to be sacked. (London Evening Standard)
📌📌Former England captain Alan Shearer says Xhaka may struggle to come back at Arsenal after appearing to swear at fans following his substitution. (Sun)
📌📌England defender Chris Smalling, 29, is expected to return to Manchester United once his year-long loan spell at Roma expires in the summer, despite recent rumours of a permanent move to the Italian club. (Sky Sports)
📌📌Napoli will abandon hopes of signing RB Salzburg’s Leeds-born Norway international striker Erling Haaland in January because they expect Manchester United to sign the 19-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport, via Talksport)
📌📌Newcastle are encouraging Brazilian forward Joelinton, 23, to bring some of his family to England as they fear their record signing’s problems on the pitch are partly down to moving to a new country on his own. (Telegraph)
📌📌Liverpool’s Cameroon international defender Joel Matip, 28, is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a setback in his recovery from a knee injury and could be out for up to six weeks. (London Evening Standard)
📌📌Besiktas want to cancel their two-year loan agreement with Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius early and send the 26-year-old German back to Merseyside in January. (Takvim, via Sun)
📌📌Tottenham are set to trust in youth rather than the transfer window in January, with players such as Republic of Ireland Under-21 forward Troy Parrott, 17, among those likely to be given a chance. (Star)
📌📌Liverpool midfielder James Milner, 33, wants to stay with the club beyond his current contract, which expires at the end of the season. (Guardian)
📌📌A trio of Arsenal officials were left frustrated recently having travelling to watch Eddie Nketiah play for Leeds against West Brom, only for the 20-year-old to take no part. (Athletic, via Star)
📌📌Former Tottenham favourite Rafael van der Vaart wants his old club to sign Ajax’s Morocco international midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 26, and sent a text to chairman Daniel Levy. (Talksport)
📌📌Premier League chiefs will hold VAR talks with referees on Thursday after another weekend of mayhem. (Mirror)