Striker who scored winning goal in the League Cup final looks unrecognisable after shaving off shaggy lockdown beard

THIS former Premier League star rocks a drastically different look to when he was starring in the English top flight. When he arrived in 2004 he...
THE SCOTTISH SUN 43 minutes ago

Argentina make decision on friendlies after Lionel Messi’s China fallout

The football world is set for an electrifying showdown as Argentina gears up for an exhilarating journey to the United States next month. Lionel...
CLUTCHPOINTS 4 hours ago

Ivankovic takes charge of China PR men's national team

Beijing: Branko Ivankovic has been appointed as head coach of the China PR men's national team, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on...
THE-AFC.COM 5 hours ago

Ivankovic takes charge of China PR's men's football team

Beijing: Branko Ivankovic has been appointed as head coach of the China PR men's national team, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on...
THE-AFC.COM 6 hours ago

Former Everton midfielder is pictured confessing to corruption and match-fixing on Chinese TV - in an admission that led to him 'being sentenced to LIFE in prison' over £300,000 bribes

Li admitted he paid 3 million yuan (£330,000) in bribes to become coach of the national team in a televised confession on state broadcaster CCTV.
DAILY MAIL ONLINE 22 hours ago

Former Everton star handed life imprisonment due to match-fixing

Former Everton star Li Tie’s fall from grace has shocked the football world as he faces a life sentence for his involvement in a match-fixing...
CLUTCHPOINTS 23 hours ago

The Everton Forum • Re: Li Tie

Harsh! All seems a bit pressured and stage managed when you see he did a TV confession but it's China so fuck knows what the truth is.Statistics:...
NSNO 23 hours ago

Mark Selby shows ultimate respect to Ronnie O’Sullivan despite 6-0 whitewash

Mark Selby paid tribute to Ronnie O'Sullivan after ending his 16-match winning run with a 6-0 win at the Players Championship. Selby was in...
TALKSPORT Feb 23

Former Everton midfielder facing prison sentence

Li Tie confessed to corruption on Chinese television and a Beijing-based reporter now claims the former Everton midfielder has now been sentenced
LIVERPOOL ECHO Feb 23

Ex-Everton player Li Tie faces prison sentence after grovelling TV confession

Former Everton star Li Tie is reportedly facing a prison sentence for corruption. The sentence relates to Li's short tenure as China manager which...
TALKSPORT Feb 23

Ex-Premier League star 'sentenced to life in prison' over match fixing and bribing officials

Former Evertonian Li Tie has been jailed for life in China following a corruption probe dating back almost a decade, with the former China manager...
DAILY STAR Feb 23

Former Everton player sentenced to life in prison for his role in match-fixing

According to reports, former Everton player Li Tie was found guilty of corruption and given a life sentence in his home country of China. During...
CAUGHTOFFSIDE Feb 23

Chinese authorities cancel Argentina friendlies after Lionel Messi Hong Kong debacle

Argentina will instead play El Salvador and Nigeria in the United States in March
THE INDEPENDENT Feb 23

Ex-Everton footballer Li Tie 'sentenced to life in prison' for match-fixing and £300k job bribe

Li Tie played for both Everton and Sheffield United before returning to his homeland and embarking on a coaching career which included managing...
MIRROR Feb 23

Former Everton midfielder 'sentenced to life in prison' for corruption and match-fixing

Former Everton midfielder Li Tie receives a life prison sentence in China after being charged with corruption, local media reports.
90MIN.COM Feb 23

Argentina's axed China friendlies now set for U.S.

Argentina scheduled exhibitions against El Salvador and Nigeria in the United States next month as part of Copa America preparations, replacing a
ESPNFC.COM Feb 22

USA vs. Argentina, 2024 W Gold Cup: What to watch for

Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/USSF/Getty Images for USSFThe USWNT are back at it tomorrow. The United States Women’s National Team are back in...
STARS AND STRIPES Feb 22

Lionel Messi's Argentina set to play in USA on next international break - after China CANCELLED proposed tour amid backlash over Inter Miami star sitting out their friendly in Hong Kong

Argentina were initially scheduled to play games against Nigeria and Ivory Coast in China next month, yet that is no longer the case after sport...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Feb 22

Snooker Players Championship sees ONE lonely fan watching match on live TV coverage in embarrassing scenes

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP has been thrilling snooker viewers this week on the big screen – but it appears only one fan turned up to watch it...
THE SUN Feb 22

Inter Milan Owners Suning & Oaktree Capital Ironing Out The Details On The Agreement To Extend Loan Deadline

Inter Milan owners Suning are on the cusp of reaching a new agreement with Oaktree Capital to extend the loan’s deadline. In May 2021, the Chinese...
SEMPREINTER.COM Feb 22

Ex-Celtic coach Harry Kewell makes history in his SECOND game as boss – and he’s already bettered Ange Postecoglou

MANY of Ange Postecoglou’s achievements might seem daunting to overcome for his successors. But his former right hand man at Celtic has already...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 22

Arsenal’s warning to Celtic over high-profile signing revealed – including his bizarre ‘high maintenance’ requests

FREDDIE LJUNGBERG was a high-profile signing when he pitched up with Neil Lennon’s Celtic in 2010. But he also proved HIGH MAINTENANCE for the...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 22

Jesse Lingard lands in Korea with club and player in search of former glories

Former Manchester United midfielder has a chance to make an impact with FC Seoul in the physical K-League Apart from rumours of the original...
THE GUARDIAN Feb 22

ISF-AFC Dream Asia Legacy Project continues to foster positive change

Phnom Penh: The Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) - Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Dream Asia Legacy Project, which was launched in 2020 with...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 22

Choi sets high target for Shandong after ousting Frontale

Kawasaki: Head coach Choi Kang-hee is hopeful that Shandong Taishan’s stunning AFC Champions League™ 2023/24 Round of 16 win against Kawasaki...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 21

‘There’s no need!’ – Michael Owen bewildered as Marko Arnautovic misses chance because of his own ‘arrogance’

Marko Arnautovic was the hero for Inter Milan in their 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid but legendary striker Michael Owen warned him about an earlier...
TALKSPORT Feb 20

Graeme Souness left visibly shocked as Alan Pardew reflects on Cheick Tiote’s death during training

Graeme Souness was stunned when learning that Newcastle favourite Cheick Tiote passed away during training. The former midfielder died at the age...
TALKSPORT Feb 20

Lionel Messi defends decision to miss Hong Kong match after China backlash

Lionel Messi has spoken out defending his position to remain on the bench during Hong Kong match
THE INDEPENDENT Feb 20

Lionel Messi discloses relationship with China despite backlash

Lionel Messi has taken to the Chinese social media platform Weibo to address the controversy surrounding his absence from a soccer game in Hong...
CLUTCHPOINTS Feb 20

Lionel Messi reveals reason why he skipped Inter Miami's Hong Kong friendly - which led to bust-up with Chinese Government - claiming 'false reports' have led fans astray

Inter Miami superstar Lionel Messi has shared details as to why he missed the Herons Hong Kong friendly during preseason.
GOAL.COM Feb 19

Lionel Messi DENIES accusations that he skipped Inter Miami's exhibition in Hong Kong over politics... after Argentina's tour of China was canceled by sports authorities amid backlash over his friendly no-show

Lionel Messi meant no disrespect to China by sitting out of Argentina's February 4 friendly in Hong Kong , the Inter Miami star said on China's...
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Feb 19

‘False stories': Lionel Messi explains Inter Miami absence in Hong Kong

Messi missed Hong Kong friendly then played three days later World Cup winner cites inflamed adductor as reason for absence Lionel Messi took to...
THE GUARDIAN Feb 19

Messi sets record straight over Hong Kong row

Lionel Messi took to one of China's largest social media platforms on Monday to address speculation over his non-appearance in a recent Inter Miami...
ESPN Feb 19

Gus Poyet on why Diego Maradona is better than Messi

The former Chelsea midfielder Gustavo Poyet spoke on why he picked Maradona over Messi. Gus Poyet is a South American legend in the English game,...
BOLAVIP US Feb 19

USA vs. Dominican Republic, 2024 W Gold Cup: What to watch for

Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/USSF/Getty Images for USSFTime to get it started. The United States Women’s National Team take the field tomorrow...
STARS AND STRIPES Feb 19

Chris Coleman emerges as serious contender for Ireland job

Coleman led Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals and since then has managed Sunderland and clubs in China and Greece
IRISH MIRROR Feb 18

Man City owners add yet another club to empire as ‘football collaboration’ with Turkish giants

MANCHESTER CITY'S owners have announced a new “football collaboration” with Istanbul Basaksehir. The City Group and the Turkish club have released...
THE SUN Feb 18

A new power in the EV market

Sponsored Content Daniel Hawkes, energy solutions officer at Jersey Electricity, looks forward to the arrival of new manufacturers to boost the...
JERSEYEVENINGPOST.COM Feb 16

I’m A Celebrity star’s new TV gig confirmed after explosive campfire rows

EXPLOSIVE arguments around the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here campfire established Fred Sirieix as a force to be reckoned with in the...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 15

Revealed: China fury at Lionel Messi stems from organisers finding out '15 minutes before' kick-off that Inter Miami superstar wouldn't play against Hong Kong XI

Lionel Messi's decision not to feature in Inter Miami's friendly clash against a Hong Kong XI was reported to organisers "15 minutes before" kick-off.
GOAL.COM Feb 15

Inter Milan Owners Suning Aiming To Push Back Expiry Of Oaktree Loan

Inter Milan majority owners Suning are still searching for a solution to settle the Oaktree loan with the deadline fast approaching. The Chinese...
SEMPREINTER.COM Feb 15

Chinese football fans celebrate British rule over the Falklands in revenge against Messi

Argentina's claim over the Falkland Islands is being mocked by Chinese football fans angered by the recent no-show of Lionel Messi.
EXPRESS Feb 14

Chinese fans taunt Lionel Messi over the Falklands

Lionel Messi’s absence from an Inter Miami exhibition game in Hong Kong has ignited a storm of criticism from Chinese football fans, who have...
CLUTCHPOINTS Feb 14

Alessio Tacchinardi insists Allegri still deserves respect

Former Juventus player Alessio Tacchinardi has declined to criticise Max Allegri, asserting that the manager deserves more respect, having… The...
JUVEFC.COM Feb 14

Fans mock Messi over Falklands and call him 'thief' after Hong Kong no-show

Chinese football fans have called Lionel Messi a "thief" and mocked him over the Falkland Islands.
SKY NEWS Feb 14

Lionel Messi gets some Argie-bargie from Chinese football fans who taunt him over the FALKLANDS after he didn't play in Inter Miami's Hong Kong exhibition match

Lionel Messi has become the victim of online trolls over the Falklands war, claiming he is a thief, after having to sit out of a match
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Feb 14

China's feud with Lionel Messi over Inter Miami no-show takes bitter turn as Asian country claims Falkland Islands are British in direct dig at Argentina

China's fury at Lionel Messi for skipping Inter Miami's friendly in Hong Kong has transcended national borders with a bitter Falkland Islands jibe.
GOAL.COM Feb 13

2023 vs 2024: the statistics that show United superstar has gone to a new level

If 2024 is the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac,… The post The statistics which show Rasmus Hojlund has come alive since Boxing Day...
THEPEOPLESPERSON.COM Feb 13

‘World’s most beautiful Wag’ shows off toned abs in bikini as stunned fans dub her the ‘eighth wonder of the world’

GRAZIANO PELLE’S wife Viktoria Varga took social media by storm once more with a raunchy bikini snap. Ex-Southampton ace Pelle is married to...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 12

Argentina vs Nigeria Friendly Called Off

The anticipated friendly match between Argentina and Nigeria, slated to take place at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center in mainland China, has...
FOOTBALLLIVE.NG Feb 12

Argentina’s China tour canceled after Lionel Messi backlash

Argentina’s plans for two friendlies in China during March have been abruptly canceled following Lionel Messi’s absence from a recent match between...
CLUTCHPOINTS Feb 12

Qatar are Asia's finest again but need strong World Cup to repair reputation | John Duerden

Rightly or wrongly, second Asian Cup win in a row will not undo damage of 2022 in the eyes of much of the global community The 2023 Asian Cup ended...
THE GUARDIAN Feb 12

Lawyer to jet into China with investor to try and finalise West Brom takeover - report

Chris Farnell and Alex Hearn are due to fly to China this week to try to close a takeover of West Brom, according to Matt Slater. In an update...
WESTBROMNEWS.CO.UK Feb 12

Football fan flew from China to watch Cambridge United match cancelled nine minutes in

The football fan was able to drown his sorrows at a pub near the hotel after the match was called off
CAMBRIDGE-NEWS.CO.UK Feb 12

Fan flies 8,000 miles from China to watch Cambridge vs Bolton – but match abandoned

One football fan made one of longest possible journeys to see their beloved team in action, which was scuppered by the Great British winter weather
DAILY STAR Feb 11

China cancel Argentina tour and blame Lionel Messi 

Argentina were set to play two friendlies in China Argentina have had their two games they were due to play... The post China cancel Argentina tour...
JOE.CO.UK Feb 11

China cancels Argentina tour over Messi row

Both of Argentina's planned friendlies in China have been canceled by local authorities after Lionel Messi did not play in an Inter Miami match in...
ESPN Feb 10

Inside Cristiano Ronaldo's winter break: Celebrating turning 39, gifting his mum a Porsche and collecting more awards with Georgina Rodriguez by his side... but Chinese fans were left disappointed by his truncated tour

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 39th birthday this week with a selection of lavishly-decorated cakes. But it's doubtful he touched any of it.
DAILY MAIL ONLINE Feb 10

Ex-Rangers star reveals Celtic made last-minute transfer call while he was AT training ground – and why he chose Gers

WE know of plenty of transfer tug-of-wars between Rangers and Celtic. John Hartson was set for a move to Ibrox one year and ended up at Celtic...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 5

'We feel a bit scammed' - Lionel Messi fans in China share disappointment after Inter Miami superstar misses clash with Hong Kong XI

Fans in China feel 'scammed' after Lionel Messi did not play in Inter Miami's preseason friendly against a Hong Kong XI.
GOAL.COM Feb 5

Carlos Tevez's insane pay in China where he became first £1-per-second footballer

The former Manchester United and Man City star, who's just turned 40, became the highest-paid player in the world when he moved to China receiving...
DAILY STAR Feb 5

Jurgen Klopp's first Liverpool winning team – from Chinese Super League to Saudi Arabia

Jurgen Klopp's first win as Liverpool manager came in his fourth game in charge and there were some very unlikely heroes for the German boss who...
DAILY STAR Feb 4

Manchester United’s cult hero retires aged 36

After an illustrious 18-year career, former Manchester United and Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini officially announced his retirement at 36....
CLUTCHPOINTS Feb 3

Moyes' 'Love Child' Retires!

Former Everton and Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has announced his retirement from playing. The 36-year-old, won 87 caps for...
WESTHAMFANS.ORG Feb 3

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini announces retirement

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has retired from professional football. The former Belgium international left Shandong Taishan in...
STRETTYNEWS.COM Feb 3

Man Utd cult hero announces retirement aged just 36 in emotional post as Premier League legends pay tribute

FORMER Manchester United and Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has announced his retirement at the age of 36. Speaking on Instagram, he said:...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Feb 3

AFC statement on AFC eAsian Cup 2023

Doha: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has been made aware of the Football Association of Hong Kong, China Limited (HKFA)'s decision to...
THE-AFC.COM Feb 2

Watch: Messi shocked as Ronaldo-less Al Nassr thrash Inter Miami 6-0

Al Nassr secured a 6-0 victory over Inter Miami in a friendly match despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo due to injury. For Miami, Lionel Messi...
INDIATIMES.COM Feb 2

Why is Lionel Messi not starting for Inter Miami vs Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr?

In a shocking turn of events, neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo will start in the friendly between Inter Miami and Al-Nassr today. Find...
BOLAVIP US Feb 1

Man Utd's strangest transfers and where they are now – Chinese wonderkid to Barcelona icon

Every club has a batch of poor signings but Manchester United are consistent offenders with baffling transfers befuddling fans across decades
DAILY STAR Feb 1

The injury that could prevent Ronaldo from playing against Messi, Inter Miami

Cristiano Ronaldo's availability for Al-Nassr's friendly against Lionel Messi and Inter Miami remains unclear, but fans wonder what's exactly going...
BOLAVIP US Jan 31

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami: How to Watch Live, TV Channels and Streaming Options in Your Country on February 1, 2024

Al-Nassr and Inter Miami will face off on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the most anticipated friendly of the year as fans are wondering if they'll see...
BOLAVIP US Jan 31

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi ‘Last Dance’ CANCELLED as Man Utd legend is ruled out with injury

CRISTIANO RONALDO has been ruled out of tomorrow’s friendly between Al-Nassr and Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami. The two Ballon d’Or winners were...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jan 31

Is Cristiano Ronaldo playing tomorrow against Messi? Latest news on CR7 injury status for Al Nassr vs. Inter Miami match

Cristiano Ronaldo is not likely to face old rival Lionel Messi when Al Nassr host Inter Miami in Riyadh on Thursday. A muscular injury to the...
SPORTINGNEWS.COM Jan 31

Cristiano Ronaldo misses Al Nassr vs Inter Miami duel with Messi due to injury

Al Nassr also cancelled their China tour  Leer
MARCA.COM Jan 31

Cristiano Ronaldo denied ‘Last Dance’ with Lionel Messi as manager confirms brutal Al Nassr blow

Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Al Nassr’s Riyadh Season Cup match against Inter Miami and Lionel Messi due to injury. The Portuguese...
TALKSPORT Jan 31

Players do not lack respect for me, insists Ten Hag after Rashford incident

Manchester United manager discusses importance of discipline Every player knows where to draw the line, Ten Hag says Erik ten Hag has claimed his...
THE GUARDIAN Jan 31

Al-Nassr vs. Inter Miami: Probable lineups for 2024 friendly preseason game

Al-Nassr and Inter Miami will face off in a highly anticipated club friendly in the Riyadh Season Cup. Will we see Cristiano Ronaldo play against...
BOLAVIP US Jan 31

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami preview: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi face off one final time in Saudi – How to watch

FOOTBALL fans are gearing up for ‘The Last Dance’ as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr face Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami in Saudi. Ronaldo, 38, has shown...
THE SUN Jan 30

Abandoned stadium once dubbed ‘Jewel of Africa' & used as crumbling army camp in civil war has incredible transformation

AN abandoned football stadium which served as an army camp in civil war is hosting matches again after an incredible makeover. Once dubbed the...
THE SUN Jan 30

Abandoned stadium once dubbed ‘Jewel of Africa’ & used as crumbling army camp in civil war has incredible transformation

AN abandoned football stadium which served as an army camp in civil war is hosting matches again after an incredible makeover. Once dubbed the...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jan 30

Sven-Goran Eriksson's former club and ex-champions in limbo after being banned from competing in 2024

SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON’S former club Shenzhen FC has disbanded. The 30-year-old club failed to pass the Chinese Super League admission rules for the...
THE SUN Jan 30

Sven-Goran Eriksson’s former club and ex-champions in limbo after being banned from competing in 2024

SVEN-GORAN ERIKSSON’S former club Shenzhen FC has disbanded. The 30-year-old club failed to pass the Chinese Super League admission rules for...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jan 30

Gary Neville has warned Marcus Rashford after latest episode of disciplinary issue

Marcus Rashford has received a warning from Gary Neville that if he keeps showing up in nightclubs at inconvenient times, people may start to...
STRETTYNEWS.COM Jan 30

Former Chelsea star left U20s team-mates stunned by arriving to training in HELICOPTER

FOOTBALL is full of over-the-top personalities and glitz and glamour, but it doesn’t often crop up at youth level. However that doesn’t mean...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jan 30

Messi could miss NYRB clash for Argentina tour

Lionel Messi could miss Inter Miami's clash with New York Red Bulls in March, with world champions Argentina announcing they will go on a two-game...
ESPN Jan 30

Marcus Rashford’s Man Utd and England careers in doubt after showdown Ten Hag talks amid fears star is going off rails

MARCUS RASHFORD’S Manchester United and England careers have been thrown into doubt with fears he is going off the rails. The forward had...
THE SCOTTISH SUN Jan 29

Marcus Rashford's Man Utd and England careers in doubt after showdown Ten Hag talks amid fears star is going off rails

MARCUS RASHFORD'S Manchester United and England careers have been thrown into doubt with fears he is going off the rails. The forward had showdown...
THE SUN Jan 29
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