Wembley crowd to grow to at least 40,000 at Euro 2020

The number of spectators will be increased from the 22,500 currently permitted for the group matches despite the government delaying the removal of wider coronavirus restrictions in England. The capacity at Wembley Stadium will increase to at least 40,000 as the European Championship progresses after the British government decided to further ease coronavirus restrictions in […]

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus. The club’s game against Brighton on Saturday postponed. The Gunners have closed their training ground and club staff who had recent contact with Arteta will now self-isolate. The Premier League will hold “an emergency club meeting” on Friday to discuss future fixtures. “This is really disappointing,” […]

Spanish Super Cup: We are in Saudi Arabia because of money, says Barcelona boss Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says he preferred the old format of the Spanish Super Cup. The competition is held in Saudi Arabia because of the money. The competition has reformatted. It includes the two top in La Liga and the finalists in the Copa del Rey. It is normally has played in August between the […]

Football: Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in high spirits after successful ankle surgery

MANCHESTER (REUTERS) – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba posted a series of bizarre videos on social media. After undergoing ankle surgery on Tuesday (Jan 7) before confirming the procedure had successful. Apparently still feeling the effects of the anesthetic, he posted videos on Instagram saying he was unsure he was “high or sober”. Then, he blessed to […]

Football: Liverpool knock Everton out of FA Cup

LIVERPOOL (REUTERS) – A stunning strike from 18-year-old Curtis Jones gave a youthful Liverpool a 1-0 win over Everton in their FA Cup, third-round tie at Anfield on Sunday (Jan 5). Tottenham Hotspur needed a Lucas Moura equalizer to avoid an FA Cup third-round defeat at second-tier Middlesbrough. As Jose Mourinho’s stuttering side emerged with […]

Espanyol’s China ‘hero’ grabs point from Barca

BARCELONA • Wu Lei’s late equalizer against Barcelona heralds “a new chapter” in Chinese football, the country’s media declared yesterday, as the forward’s heroics went viral. The Chinese international came off the bench. Then his goal two minutes from time salvaged a 2-2 home draw for Espanyol, La Liga’s bottom side. Barcelona looked to be […]