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Pablo Zabaleta claims Pep Guardiola has banned his Manchester City team from surfing the web. The right-back has revealed the players are no longer able to trawl the internet at the training ground after Guardiola ordered the connection to be disconnected. City’s expensive stars aren’t even allowed to use the 3G on their phones, but Zabaleta insists everyone is delighted by Guardiola’s latest stand. “You always want and dream to be trained by the best coaches, and today I have the opportunity to work with one of the best,”He told TyC Sports via the sun. “Actually, you learn a lot,…

Arsene Wenger has stopped short of ruling himself out of the England running but says he is “completely focused” on Arsenal. Wenger is inside the final year of his Arsenal deal and has repeatedly said he will not break his contract. But Gareth Southgate has been put in temporary charge for England’s next four games, and there is just one further fixture scheduled before the end of the Premier League season. Asked after Arsenal’s Champions League win over Basel whether he was flattered to be linked with the England job, Wenger said: “Of course, but my priority has always been this…

The 61-year-old has paid the ultimate price after he was secretly filmed telling undercover reporters how to bend FA transfer rules to try and land a lucrative £400,000 deal in the Far East. Following the revelations in the sting by The Daily Telegraph, Allardyce departs just 67 days after he was appointed Three Lions boss. The decision followed showdown talks between the two parties at Wembley on Tuesday afternoon. Allardyce left his home in Bolton shortly before 7am on Tuesday morning for talks with FA bosses. Chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn met with the former Sunderland boss…

FIFA can today confirm the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed on three officials by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee on 30 June 2016 relating to incidents of match manipulation committed by Mr Thanom Borikut and Mr Chaiya Mahapab as well as violations of rules on confidentiality, general rules of conduct, loyalty, integrity and ethical behaviour committed by Mr Mohammad Khalaf Salem Thiyabat. The sanctions imposed range from a three-month ban (Mr Mohammad Khalaf Salem Thiyabat) to lifelong bans from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (Mr Thanom Borikut and Mr Chaiya Mahapab). In addition to the…

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says players and fans may “suffer” as a result of a Fifa’s decision to disband its anti-racism taskforce. Toure, 33, was part of the taskforce set up in 2013 to help tackle racism. Fifa secretary general Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura said it “had a specific mandate, which it has fully fulfilled”. Toure, who was racially abused by CSKA Moscow fans in October 2013, said: “Are Fifa being complacent ahead of a World Cup in Russia?” The former Ivory Coast international added: “It will be the fans and players that suffer if Fifa do not get…

Popular Ghanaian Fetish Priest Nana Kwaku Bonsam has alleged that Chelsea’s former doctor Eva Carneiro is behind the troubles of the Manchester United Manager, Jose Mourinho. According to him, the former Team Doctor possesses a spirit that is causing all the troubles of the former Chelsea Manager. “Mourinho has to apologize again to Eva and show remorse since he (Mourinho) didn’t show repentance in his earlier apologies to Eva Carneiro. Eva Carneiro possesses a higher spirit which is causing the entire calamities in Jose’s career and has been a curse therefore, if he Mourniho doesn’t take a second look at this…

MANCHESTER United fanzine ‘Red Issue’ have revealed damning views of fans who have lost faith with stay Wayne Rooney after a third defeat in a week. A staggering 99.08 per cent of United supporters demanded their under-performing skipper to be dropped by Jose Mourinho. Rooney faces backlash from fans after Manchester United lose again Mourinho may look to change his team selection ahead of this weekendThe outrage from the United faithful stems from the Red Devils’ poor performances that have left the team six points behind rivals Manchester City after only five league games. After Watford stunned United and secured their…

Children accompanying professional footballers as they walk out of the tunnel before a match is a familiar sight – not pensioners. But on Sunday, 11-time Swedish champions AIK honoured 12 elderly supporters – all aged between 81 and 96 – by letting them walk out onto the pitch with the players before the top-flight league game against Gefle. Former Uefa president Lennart Johansson, who is the Stockholm club’s honorary president, led them to deliver the match ball. The fans appeared arm in arm with the home players, receiving a standing ovation from the 13,000 crowd in the Friends Arena. “It’s…

Messi (2), Suárez, Neymar and Rafinha score the goals that get Barça’s Liga campaign right back on track with a riveting display in Madrid.FC Barcelona have put the shock home defeat to Alavés well behind therm. After pumping seven past Celtic midweek, they continued their relentless charge with a five-goal spree on their first ever trip to newly promoted Leganés. But despite the wide margin of the victory, it was a gripping lunchtime encounter in southwest Madrid. When Lega boss Asier Garitano promised a fearless approach to the visit of Barça he meant it. There was nothing cagey about his…

The side from the principality are no strangers to success against north London clubs, and added Spurs to the Gunners scalp they obtained back in 2015 Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim used his side’s victory over Arsenal two seasons ago to inspire them to their 2-1 success against Tottenham in the Champions League. First-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar at Wembley inspired Monaco to victory on Wednesday. Toby Alderweireld pulled a goal back for Spurs on the stroke of half-time, but they suffered defeat in the Group E clash. Monaco also claimed a win in London in February 2015,…

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