German FA admits to Ozil ‘mistakes’ that forced Arsenal’s World Cup-winning star into retirement amid racism storm

The enigmatic playmaker quit international duty in 2018 after being singled out for a meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and poor performances The German Football Association (DFB) has admitted to “mistakes” in its handling of Mesut Ozil in the wake of the Arsenal playmaker’s decision to meet with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Ozil, along with Manchester City midfielder and international team-mate Ilkay Gundogan, sparked controversy ahead of the global showpiece in Russia. He was pictured with Erdogan on the eve of the tournament,…

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Wanyama picks Mali as Group favourites, tips Kenya to reach Qatar World Cup

The 29-year-old feels the Harambee Stars have a good chance to make it to the final of the competition for the first time in history Kenya international Victor Wanyama believes the Harambee Stars have what it takes to make it to the 2022 World Cup final. The Harambee Stars have never reached the final of the World Cup and have been drawn to face Mali, Rwanda, and Uganda in a qualifying group for the final to be held in Qatar. Wanyama, who currently turns out for Montreal Impact in Major League…

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Midtjylland vs Slavia Prague Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Midtjylland kept a clean sheet in each of their last four matches.Midtjylland won to nil in each of their last three home assignments.Slavia Prague won just one Champions League away game in 12 attempts since 2007.Midtjylland to squeeze through With the lucrative Champions League Group Stage within reach, Danish outfit Midtjylland host Czech giants Slavia Prague at the MCH Arena in what should prove a hugely tense qualification tussle on Wednesday night. The teams will kick off the crucial second leg of their double header locked at 0-0 after the…

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Everton vs West Ham Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews

Everton’s games have averaged 4.2 goals per 90 minutes this season.West Ham’s matched have averaged 4.5 goals per game so far this term.Everton beat West Ham in two of the clubs’ last three encounters.Open cup tie on the cards on Merseyside Everton maintained their flying start to the 2020/21 season on Saturday with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Crystal Palace – a result that provided their fifth victory on the spin in all competitions since the campaign kicked off. Powered by a trio of new midfield signings, the Toffees have…

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Aubameyang eager to join Arsenal’s list of Premier League winners but says Champions League qualification is priority

The Gabon striker has outlined his short and long-term goals at Emirates Stadium as well as his ambition to earn a place in the club’s hall of fame Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he is eager to join Arsenal’s list of Premier League title winners, but also admits that Champions League qualification is the club’s main priority in 2020-21. The Gunners have not competed in Europe’s elite competition since 2017, and it has been over 16 years since they were last crowned champions of England. Arsene Wenger delivered three titles during his…

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Burnley vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Both Burnley and Man City are expected to name weakened teams on Wednesday.Man City beat Burnley in each of the clubs’ last five meetings.Both teams scored in each of City’s first three matches of the season.Test of squad strength at Turf Moor With the rigours of a tightly-packed schedule already affecting performances and results, both Sean Dyche and Pep Guardiola will be tempted to make sweeping changes to their teams for Burnley’s Carabao Cup clash with Man City on Wednesday evening. The Clarets, who were beaten 1-0 at home to…

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Shikanda: AFC Leopards will use refurbished Nyayo Stadium for KPL matches

Ingwe have welcomed the re-opening of the 45,000-capacity venue ahead of the new campaign AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has confirmed they will use the newly re-opened Nyayo Stadium for their home matches in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL). The 45,000-capacity stadium, which was closed in 2017 for renovations to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championships (Chan), which was later moved to Morocco over Kenya’s unpreparedness, was officially re-opened on Friday by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Shikanda has now thanked the government for moving with speed to finish the renovation work…

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‘Thiago is a really interesting package’ – Liverpool’s new playmaker is ‘still a kid’ when he has the ball, says Klopp

The German head coach has talked up the talents of the ex-Bayern Munich star ahead of the Reds’ clash with Arsenal Thiago Alcantara is “still a kid” when he has possession of the ball, according to Jurgen Klopp, who says Liverpool’s new playmaker is a “really interesting package”. Liverpool snapped up Thiago from Bayern Munich for the bargain price of £20 million ($26m) on September 18, bringing to an end one of the longest-running transfer sagas of the summer. He was handed his debut for the Reds just two later,…

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