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Florentino Perez will continue as Real Madrid president after being re-elected for the next four years. The 70-year-old, who is in his second spell as president, stood unopposed for the post. Perez held the position for the first time between 2000 and 2006, a period during which Real signed Luis Figo, David Beckham and Ronaldo. He returned in 2009, as the club bought Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso. Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the Bernabeu remains uncertain after he told the club he wants to leave. Perez employed six managers during his first spell, as Real won two…

The Mexican Football Federation has named a 26-man squad full of home-based players ahead of the upcoming international friendly against the Black Stars of Ghana. The CONCACAF giants will face the four-time Africa champions on June 28 at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas in the first of two friendlies lined up by Ghana in the USA. The North American side are presenting their second strength side for the encounter because their main stream team are in Russia where they will be competing in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup scheduled to kick off this weekend. Mexico’s Sqiad For Ghana…

The coach of a Spanish youth team has been sacked after a 25-0 win – because the club’s management decided the margin of victory went against the spirit of the game. After defeating fellow Valencia side Benicalap C on 3 June, Serranos B’s under-11 manager was removed from his position. “We believe in encouraging respect for your opponents. After the result, we decided that the manager should leave,” Pablo Alcaide, who helps run the side, told El Pais. However, the Spanish newspaper also published comments from the manager’s lawyer, who insisted his client had not pushed players to score as…

Manchester United and Real Madrid have been in conflict for two years and the episode De Gea, and here they are forced to exchange again around the Morata case.  On the side of Real Madrid , was the grudge, and Florentino Pérez and his gang seem to keep a grudge against their counterparts from Manchester United . It is necessary to go back to September 1, 2015 to understand the origin of this animosity comes … At this time, after long negotiations, the two formations find an agreement concerning the transfer of David De Gea . The Spanish porter, who had publicly expressed his wishes to start , will not,…

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been sacked by Chinese club Shenzhen after just six months in charge. The 69-year-old replaced Clarence Seedorf as boss of the second-tier side in December but a poor run of form has seen the Swede axed. Eriksson, who managed England between 2001 and 2006, failed to inspire a promotion charge and mustered only five wins from 13 league games. The Guangdong-based side are fourth in League One after a winless eight-game run and they confirmed Eriksson’s departure on their official website. “The negotiations between the two sides were very smooth, leaving only some details…

Turkish top-flight side Galatasaray are closing in on the signature of Ghana international midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah according to media reports. The Juventus midfielder is edging towards a £15 million move to the Türk Telekom Arena following reports last week that he was ending his stay in Turin due to lack of regular playing time. Two English Premier League sides West Ham United and Southampton have both expressed interest in the services of the versatile midfielder but Galatasaray look to appear in pole position for Asamoah’s signature. Asamoah managed to score two goals in his 23 appearances for Juventus in the…

Iran celebrated on Monday as the country’s national soccer team qualified for next year’s World Cup finals by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 with goals from Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi. Azmoun’s goal midway through the first half at the Azadi Stadium put them on track to qualify for a place in Russia before Taremi added a second two minutes from time as Iran reached back-to-back World Cup tournaments for the first time. The three-time Asian champions, who also missed a penalty just after the break, became the second nation after five-times champions Brazil to qualify for the finals by securing a…

Diego Souza scored after 12 seconds and again in the last minute as Brazil beat Confederations Cup-bound Australia 4-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday. The Brazilians swooped quickly in front of almost 49,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when Australia defender Bailey Wright gave the ball away to Giuliano, who provided the space for Souza to fire a right-foot shot in off the hands of goalkeeper Mitch Langerak. The score remained 1-0 until the hour mark but the Brazilians stepped up a level, adding three goals in the last 30 minutes. Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho delivered a pinpoint…

The football world yet again on Monday had been shocked to news of another footballer collapsing & unfortunately dying while playing the game they loved. Ivorian and Beijing Enterprises midfielder Cheick Tiote has died after being rushed to hospital.The 30 year old died after collapsing during training in China after suffering a heart attack. According to Wikipedia search 138 footballers have died while playing a game, died directly from injuries sustained while playing, or died after being taken ill on the pitch. Following an increase in deaths, both during matches and training, (Federation of International Football Associations) considered mandatory cardiac…

Ivorian and Beijing Enterprises midfielder Cheick Tiote  has died after being rushed to hospital on Monday The 30 year old  had swapped Newcastle with the second division Chinese club this past January. He had 55 appearances with Ivory Coast and was also part of the Ivory Coast squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. This is how clubs and former team-mates paid tribute after star’s tragic death: “Mr Tiote has made outstanding contributions to the club since joining, and has won over the club, coaching staff and teammates with his superb skills and professionalism,” said Beijing Enterprises in…

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