Soccer

Leeds yet to decide on Kiko Casilla sanction following eight-match suspension

Leeds have not yet decided what sanction, if any, they will hand to Kiko Casilla following his FA Charge, says Marcelo Bielsa. The Spaniard will not play for the club's next seven games having missed the team's win over Hull as he served the first game of his eight-game ban for using racial language. But Bielsa has confirmed he is not aware of how Leeds will choose to handle the

Premier League stops handshakes to halt coronavirus spread

London: Players in England's Premier League will forgo the traditional pre-game handshake between opponents as a measure to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the league said on Thursday. "The Premier League fair-play handshake will not take place between players and match officials from this weekend until further notice based on medical advice," a statement said. "Coronavirus is spread via droplets from the nose and mouth and can be

Three Ajax staff forced to self-quarantine after exposure to coronavirus patient

Three members of staff at Ajax are in self quarantine after they were exposed to a patient with coronavirus. One of that trio is thought to be assistant coach Christian Poulsen, according to De Telegraff. A spokesman has said: "As a precaution, we therefore asked the staff members to stay at home for a week, so that at least two weeks pass." The Eredivisie leaders have a game against Heerenveen

Coronavirus: Premier League bans handshakes between players and match officials

The Premier League has banned players and match officials from shaking hands from this weekend until further notice on medical advice. Teams and officials will still participate in the pre-match walk-outs but have been advised against the tradition of shaking hands. A statement from the Premier League said: “The Premier League fair-play handshake will not take place between players and match officials from this weekend until further notice based on

Salah chasing unique Premier League record as Liverpool face Bournemouth

Every player has their favourite opponents, and Mohamed Salah will come face-to-face with his on Saturday lunchtime. That's because during his three seasons as a Liverpool player, the Egyptian has simply loved coming up against Bournemouth . Salah has netted seven times in his five appearances against Eddie Howe's men, who come to Anfield to kick off the Premier League weekend this Saturday. And should he find the net against

Man Utd fans send Bruno Fernandes message to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Derby decision

Manchester United fans have begged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to play Bruno Fernandes for the full 90 minutes against Derby County. The attacking midfielder has been named in the starting XI for the FA Cup fifth-round tie. Fernandes has started five of the club’s six fixtures in all competitions since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in late January, playing every minute in the Premier League during that spell. What looked like

Coronavirus: Premier League bans players from shaking hands before matches

The Premier League has banned pre-match fair-play handshakes “until further notice” amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The announcement comes after a new contingency plan to was delivered to all 20 member clubs yesterday, with the Premier League admitting it may be difficult to complete the season if a club is impacted by the outbreak. “The Premier League fair-play handshake will not take place between players and match

Man Utd fans want Wayne Rooney to replace Jesse Lingard after Derby FA Cup tweet

Manchester United’s Twitter account has posted a tweet about Wayne Rooney. And some fans want the Derby star to come back and replace Jesse Lingard. Manchester United go up against Derby in their FA Cup fifth round clash on Thursday night. And Rooney will start against the Red Devils, who he spent 13 years with earlier in his career. United have named a strong side to face the Championship side

How Sancho caught the eye at Man City before quitting for Dortmund

Jadon Sancho’s ruthless ambition saw him reject £30,000 a week aged 17 at Manchester City… he wowed with his tricks and flicks in their academy and was promised a fast-track to the first team before quitting for Dortmund Jadon Sancho turned his back on a £30,000-a-week deal at Manchester City   He could have been the highest paid academy player in club’s history but left  Winger scored 13 goals in 15

Wayne Rooney: Derby star worried Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson with two activities

Wayne Rooney worried Sir Alex Ferguson when he’d drink and smoke, reports say. The Derby star is set to face former club Manchester United in the FA Cup on Thursday evening. Rooney spent nine years playing under Ferguson at Manchester United, with the duo overseeing a big period of success at Old Trafford. The England international propelled the club to EFL Cup glory in 2006 before then helping them win