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EPL BIG SPENDERS

Football Transfer Review 2019 by Prime Time Sport, supported by Soccerex, highlights stories of the summer. The European transfer market reached €4.2 billion for second season in a row. After five years of exponential growth the market has become steady with a low fall of -4%. This is one of many conclusions to arise from Football Transfer Review 2019 by

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EPL Going VAR

VAR is already in use in La Liga and other leagues around Europe The Premier League will trial VAR at 15 matches this season – starting after the international break. The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) aim to prove the system is fit for purpose before presenting its findings to Premier League shareholders next year, with the aim of

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Getting Klopped

Jurgen Klopp has reportedly warned players that they may be moved out on loan or sold permanently if they do not learn the English language while at the club. According to Liverpool’s former language tutor Alan Redmond, who was talking to ESPN, as cited on TEAMtalk, the Liverpool boss is very keen for any new foreign players to learn the

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Luka Modrić Honoured

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modrić has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2017/18. Modrić beat off competition from former Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who joined him on the three-man shortlist announced on 20 August. The Croatian international received the trophy on stage in Monaco during the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.

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El Clasico confirmed

The first El Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou has been scheduled for 28 October with an afternoon kick-off. The match will get underway on Sunday with a 16.15 (Spanish time, CEST) start, meaning the match will be broadcast in the United Kingdom as opposed to previous afternoon games, which fell on a

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Pizza Please

Former Napoli midfielder Jorginho is enjoying life at Chelsea but admits “I miss the sun, the food, and the warmth of the people” in Naples. The Italian international followed Coach Maurizio Sarri to Stamford Bridge this summer, and has so far completed more passes than anyone in the Premier League. “My transfer to Chelsea was the choice made by both

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Mandzukic gift

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic has gifted a shirt to the photographer who got caught up in the celebrations for his winner against England. The Bianconeri forward got a last-minute winner for Croatia against the Three Lions, and dived into the crowd to celebrate. That led to fans surging forward and other Croatia players piling on, and photographer Yuri Cortez was

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Juve UP

Juventus hit another record on the stock exchange, closing trading with a share worth €1.343, an increase of 3.55 per cent from yesterday. The Bianconeri’s value has sky-rocketed in recent months, partly due to the Cristiano Ronaldo effect of signing the €100m Ballon d’Or winner from Real Madrid. Today they hit another all-time record with shares trading at €1.343, beating

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Nations League – how it works

Confusing for many the competition largely replaces international friendlies, providing competitive games and a route to the 2020 European Championship. With all 55 UEFA nations competing across four leagues it’s a little convoluted, so Football Italia have done our best to explain just how the Nations League works. The Basics The Nations League will take place every two years, within

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