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Arsenal thrashes Aston Villa 4-0 to lift FA Cup

Arsenal thrashes Aston Villa 4-0 to lift FA Cup

London, May 31 : thrashed Aston Villa 4-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley, securing the tournament for the record 12th time.

With this emphatic win, Arsenal became the most successful club in FA Cup history, retaining the trophy after last year's win against Hull City.

The Gunners dominated the game from the onset and Theo Walcott, pumped after scoring a hat-trick against West Brom last week, drew the first blood, scoring in 40th minute of the match.

Disappointed Figo says "football has lost" with Blatter's re-election

Luis Figo

Melbourne, May 30 - Luis Figo has joined the list of people who have expressed their disappointment over Sepp Blatter's re-election as FIFA president for a fifth consecutive time, saying he has no integrity.

Figo, who withdrew his candidacy last week, was angry after Blatter defeated his lone rival Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan despite not claiming a majority during the process of the election's first ballot in Zurich.

Greg Dyke: I would be surprised if Blatter lasts two more years

Greg Dyke

London, May 30 - Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has said that re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter would not be completing his term this time around and would be surprised if the FIFA president lasts two more years.

Blatter was re-elected two days after the football world's governing body was plunged into most serious scandal of all times in which seven of the officials were arrested with corruption charges.

FIFA crisis: UEFA calls for presidential polls to be postponed

Gianni Infantino

Johannesburg, May 28 - The European football confederation UEFA has called for the postponement of Friday's FIFA presidential elections after football's world governing body became entangled in two corruption storms.

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said UEFA believes that the FIFA Congress should be postponed and the election for the president should take place within the next six months, Sport24 reported.

The FIFA Congress is to start from Thursday and the vote for the president is to be held on Friday.

Sevilla make history by winning Europa League for record time

Sevilla make history by winning Europa League for record time

London, May 28 - Sevilla became the first side to win Europa league for a record fourth time with a 3-2 victory over plucky Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk thanks to Bacca's double in a thrilling final in Warsaw.

Columbia striker scored the winning goal with 17 minutes to seal victory after a breath taking first half in which four goals were scored as both the teams went into the dressing room on leveling terms.

It was an end-to-end battle for most of the match with Dnipro taking the early lead through Nikola Kalinic before Sevilla hit back with goals by Grzegorz Krychowiak and Bacca.

Real Madrid sacks manager Ancelotti post dismal performance in CL

Carlo Ancelotti

London, May 26 - Real Madrid has sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti after the Spanish giants had a disappointing 2014-15season without a major trophy.

Ancelotti had led the team to victory in the Spanish Cup before claiming the club's 10th European Cup last season.

Real Madrid, who were knocked out by Juventus in the Champions League semi-final, finished second in Spain's top fight, two points behind Barcelona.

Meanwhile, after winning La Liga, Barcelona has reached the Spanish Cup and Champions League finals.

Has Cristiano Ronaldo found 'new love' in Italian super model post Irina Shayk split?

Cristiano Ronaldo

Melbourne, May 26 - Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly found new love in Alessia Tedeschi, after former girlfriend Irina Shayk dumped him ending their five year relationship.

The 30-year-old player is said to be seeking solace in the arms of 24-year-old Italian model, and it is believed that the Roman actress also spent a night with her new boyfriend, reported News. com. au.

Earlier this month, the footie ace had also given a VIP invite to Tedeschi to watch Real Madrid's Champions League, which she had accepted.

Is Lewis Hamilton moving on 'too fast' post Nicole Scherzinger split?

Lewis Hamilton

London, May 25 - Lewis Hamilton seems to be moving on fast after his split from longtime girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, as he has been repeatedly spotted hanging round with beautiful women.

The British Formula One racer posted a picture of him with his "beautiful" gal-pals including Kendall Jenner on Instagram and mentioned them as his crew in the caption and tagged Jenner, the Mirror reported.

The 30-year-old racing driver was also previously spotted enjoying the company of model Gigi Hadid, at a charity gala night in France.

Tigers relegated from PL post goalless draw with Man U

Paul McShane

London, May 25 - Hull City was relegated from the Premier League as the team drew with Manchester United, where Marouane Fellaini was sent off for a wild challenge with Paul McShane.

Hull City needed to win the match to give themselves any hope of survival, but Newcastle's victory over West Ham took the issue out of their hands.

Newcastle's victory assured that the two year stay of Steve Bruce's team ended at the Premier League.

Hull, however, did create chances, which unfortunately were denied by Manchester United's goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who made excellent saves.

Mourinho says not leaving Chelsea just yet

Jose Mourinho

London, May 23 - Fifty-two-year-old Jose Mourinho says he would not choose to leave Premier League champions Chelsea just yet, but added that if club owner Roman Abramovich feels it is time for him to go, he is prepared to manage another English club.

Mourinho is currently managing Chelsea for a second time since 2013. He had his first stint from 2004-2007, and ended that when his relationship with Abramovich became strained, reports the BBC.

He said that he loved managing Chelsea. He was speaking to Football Focus. (ANI)



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