Matthijs de Ligt transfer to Juventus could have big effect on Everton

Matthijs de Ligt transfer to Juventus could have big effect on Everton

One of the biggest up and coming stars to have broken through onto the world stage this year has been Matthijs de Ligt. The Dutch defender was a rock in the Ajax Amsterdam backline as he led them to a surprise semifinal berth in the Champions League to go with a domestic double. Discerning football…
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20,000 Barca fans turn out to greet new signing De Jong

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Wanted to join Juventus even before Ronaldo chat, says De Ligt

Wanted to join Juventus even before Ronaldo chat, says De Ligt

(Reuters) - Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt had made up his mind to join the Serie A champions even before Cristiano Ronaldo asked him about a potential move to Italy, the teenager said on Friday.Juventus announced the signing of the 19-year-old on Thursday, landing one of the most sought-after young players in world soccer from…
Cameroon fail to find the right balance in early exit

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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Cameroon paid for failing to find the right balance as the holders went out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the hands of neighbours Nigeria. Cameroon's Christian Bassogog looks dejected after the match. REUTERS/Suhaib SalemHaving struggled to turn possession into scoring chances in their previous two matches where they failed…
Pogba determined to leave Man United, says agent Raiola

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Seedorf wants crowd-pleasing Cameroon victory over Benin

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Cameroon fail to find the right balance in early exit

Cameroon fail to find the right balance in early exit

Sport Cameroon paid for failing to find the right balance as the holders went out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the hands of neighbours Nigeria. Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Round of 16 - Nigeria v Cameroon - Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt - July 6, 2019 Cameroon's Andre-Frank Anguissa…
De Ligt: I had my mind made up before Ronaldo chat

De Ligt: I had my mind made up before Ronaldo chat

Matthijs de Ligt (right) played against Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League last season. (AFP pic) BANGALORE: Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt had made up his mind to join the Serie A champions even before Cristiano Ronaldo asked him about a potential move to Italy, the teenager said on Friday. Juventus announced the…
Salah, Mane, Messi, Ronaldo, U.S. World Cup winners head FIFA award shortlists

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Zurich – Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League winning trio of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane are on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s player award announced on Wednesday. Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) looks at Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and…
In-Depth: How the Atlas Lions won late against toothless Tau

In-Depth: How the Atlas Lions won late against toothless Tau

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