Thursday , November 26 2020


Diego Maradona: The magic of a flawed genius

Buenos Aires, Argentina | XINHUA |    The news should not have come as a shock. Diego Maradona’s death had seemed to be an imminent event for weeks, and arguably much longer. Decades of drug and alcohol abuse had reduced the Argentine football legend to a shadow of the man that …

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Maradona “eternal,” says Messi

Buenos Aires, Argentina | XINHUA |    Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi on Wednesday paid tribute to Diego Armando Maradona, saying the late player and coach will never be forgotten. In a message posted on social media, the Barcelona player wrote: “A very sad day for all Argentines and for football. …

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Mixed news for Zidane ahead of key Champions League clash

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |   There was mixed news for Real Madrid ahead of the side’s vital Champions League trip away to Inter Milan on Wednesday night. Although central midfielder Casemiro is available for the game after overcoming the coronavirus and giving a negative test result on Monday, central defender …

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CAF to hold 42nd ordinary general assembly virtually

Accra, Ghana | XINHUA |    The 42nd ordinary general assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will be held via videoconference due to COVID-19, CAF’s Emergency Committee announced Tuesday. A statement issued by CAF communication director Alexandre Siewe said the meeting, initially scheduled to be held in Addis Ababa, …

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Griezmann defends relationship with Messi in Spanish TV interview

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |    FC Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann insists he has an excellent relationship with Leo Messi despite rumors to the contrary. Speaking in an interview with former Real Madrid coach Jorge Valdano on the Movistar TV channel, Griezmann admitted that Messi had been upset by his decision …

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Koeman rests Messi, De Jong for Barca’s Kiev trip

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |    FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Monday left striker Leo Messi and midfielder Frenkie de Jong out of his squad for Tuesday’s Champions League tie away to Dynamo Kiev. Barca travel to Kiev with three wins from their three group games in the competition, but …

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