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Man U facing 'worst-case' scenario over De Gea's contract as keeper can leave for nothing next season

Man U facing 'worst-case' scenario over De Gea's contract as keeper can leave fo

London, Mar 22 : Manchester United star goalkeeper David De Gea is reportedly sill refusing to commit himself to a new contract at the club, which has left them facing a 'worst-case' scenario as the Spaniard could leave the Old Trafford outfit for nothing next summer.

United are now in genuine fears that they could lose De Gea for a fraction of his real worth this summer, or he might even walk away from the club for nothing when his current deal at Old Trafford expires at the end of next season.

Man U hoping to bring back Rio Ferdinand for spearheading Ajax-style coaching revolution at club

Man U hoping to bring back Rio Ferdinand for spearheading Ajax-style coaching re

London, Mar 22 : Manchester United reportedly want their former defender Rio Ferdinand back at the club, not to play games for them on the field, but to help spearhead an Ajax-style coaching revolution in the Premier League outfit.

Plans are reportedly underway for a major overhaul of United's Academy set-up with manager Louis van Gaal at the centre of an initiative to instill a Dutch-like atmosphere with the club's approach to youth development.

Fernando Torres shines in Atletico's 2-0 win over Getafe in La Liga

Fernando Torres shines in Atletico's 2-0 win over Getafe in La Liga

Wellington, Mar 22 - Spanish striker Fernando Torres rescued a depleted Atletico Madrid and helped them record a 2-0 win over Getafe on Saturday with a bullet header to boost the champions' hopes of finishing third in the La Liga.

Torres powered home a Koke free kick after three minutes to claim his first league goal since returning to his boyhood club in the January transfer window from AC Milan. He was low on confidence following disappointing spells at Chelsea and the Serie A club.

Wenger says 'outdated' away goals rule should be 'changed' post Arsenal's CL exit

Wenger says 'outdated' away goals rule should be 'changed' post Arsenal's CL exi

Johannesburg, Mar 20 : Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has advocated that the 'outdated' away goals rule should be changed following his team's failure to advance to Champions League quarterfinals.

Arsenal was knocked out of the tournament despite a 2-0 win over Monaco in their second-leg tie, but failed to progress after the team finished 3-3 on aggregate, which saw Monaco going into the last-8 on the basis of away goals rule.

Pellegrini blames hectic winter schedule for failure of PL clubs to make it to CL quarters

Pellegrini blames hectic winter schedule for failure of PL clubs to make it to C

Johannesburg, Mar 20 : Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini believes that the fact that Premier League players are playing in the chilling months of December and January has led to the failure of any English side to make it to the Champions League quarterfinals for a second time in three years.

Pellegrini's men were dumped out at the last 16 stage by Barcelona for a second consecutive season on Wednesday as Ivan Rakitic's solitary goal in the second leg sealed a 3-1 aggregate victory.

FIFA finalize 2022 Qatar WC finale for 18 Dec

FIFA finalize 2022 Qatar WC finale for 18 Dec

London, Mar 20 (ANI): Putting all speculations surrounding the 2022 World Cup finale's possible dates at rest, FIFA has confirmed that the football's pinnacle tournament's grand showdown will be held on 18 December.

Earlier in February, a FIFA taskforce suggested that the tournament should be switched from summer to winter.

In light of the decision, Walter De Gregorio, FIFA's director of communications said that they were going to play in November and December, adding that the final was going to be played on 18 December, and it was also the national day of Qatar, the BBC reported.

Everton crash out of Europa League post 2-5 drubbing by Dynamo in last-16 second-leg tie

Everton crash out of Europa League post 2-5 drubbing by Dynamo in last-16 second

London, Mar 20 - Everton crashed out of the Europa League following their 2-5 humbling by Dynamo Kiev in their last-16 second-leg tie in Ukraine, thus ending England's last remaining team's hopes of advancing to the quarterfinal round.

Squandering a 2-1 first-leg lead, Everton were exposed of their defending frailties as they were outmuscled 6-4 on aggregate on Thursday night.

Andriy Yarmolenko put Dynamo ahead in the 21st minute but Romelu Lukaku's stunning strike leveled the score line for Everton eight minutes later.

'Heavy handed' Rooney can throw a mean punch too!

'Heavy handed' Rooney can throw a mean punch too!

London, Mar 19 : Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is not only talented at football but can also throw a good punch when it comes to boxing in the ring, a top boxing coach who has worked with him revealed.

Former British boxer Joe Gallagher said that Rooney's sporting talents went beyond football, adding that the forward has got good feet, hands and hits hard and sharp, The Daily Star reported.

Tevez's brace helps Juventus beat Dortmund 5-1 on aggregate to advance to CL quarters

Carlos Tevez

London, Mar 19 - Argentine forward Carlos Tevez fired a brace to help Juventus ease past Borussia Dortmund with a 3-0 win in the second leg of the last-16 tie, which saw them win 5-1 on aggregate, to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals.

The striker smashed in from 30 yards early on, giving his side a 3-1 aggregate lead and a key away goal in the third minute. The home side pressed but created little and Tevez squared for Alvaro Morata to finish after half-time.

Barca knock Man City out of CL post 3-1 aggregate win over PL side

Barca knock Man City out of CL post 3-1 aggregate win over PL side

London, Mar 19 - Barcelona sent Manchester City crashing out of the Champions League as no team from the Premier League advanced to the last eight for the second time in three seasons.

Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi set up Ivan Rakitic just after the half hour mark and the Croat lobbed Joe Hart for a first-half goal that saw Barca advancing to the quarterfinal stage in the Champions League with a 3-1 aggregate win over City, as the Spanish League club were already leading 2-1 from the first leg of the last-16 tie.



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