workers go on strike in Italy over Ronaldo’s Juve deal

Juventus spending €112million on Cristiano Ronaldo has been followed by an Italian trade union announcing Fiat workers in Melfi will go on strike. Juve, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and CNH Industrial (CNHI) are all owned by the holding company Exor, which is controlled by the Agnelli family. The Serie A champions’ move for the five-time Ballon d’Or […]

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Elliott announces takeover of AC Milan

US hedge fund Elliott announced Wednesday it had taken over Italian giants AC Milan after the club’s Chinese owners failed to repay debt. Elliott Management pledged to inject €50 million to “stabilise the finances” of the seven-time European champions after Chinese owner Li Yonghong missed a Friday deadline to repay €32 million. In a statement […]

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KV Oostende signs Fashion Sakaka

The Zambia international has agreed a deal that will keep him with the Kustboys till 2021 after successful medicals Belgian Division A side KV Oostende have confirmed the capture of Fashion Sakala from Spartak Moscow on a three-year deal. The 21-year-old attacker joined the Versluys Arena outfit in February 2017 and teamed up with the […]

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Sweden through, Switzerland out

Sweden through to World Cup 2018 quarter-finals as Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike sends Switzerland home. Sweden are through to the World Cup 2018 quarter-finals after defeating Switzerland in St Petersburg. Emil Forsberg’s second-half strike – the only goal of the game – set up a last-eight clash with either Colombia or England, who play each […]

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Rooney leaves Everton to join DC United

Former England international striker Wayne Rooney has left Everton to join Major League Soccer (MLS) side DC United, the Premier League club said on Thursday. “Everton and Wayne Rooney have reached an agreement for the player to join MLS side DC United on a permanent transfer,” the English club said on their website. “Rooney will […]

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Maradona stripped of FIFA Ambassadorship

Diego Maradona has been stripped of his FIFA ambassadorial role after his “embarrassing and provocative behaviour” during Nigeria/Argentina match on Tuesday night. The Argentine football legend was shown on television pointing his middle finger at Nigerian soccer fans while celebrating Argentina’s winning goal scored by Marcos Rojo. Consequently, Maradona will no longer be a paid […]

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Spain, Portugal target last 16

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay. Spain crashed out in spectacular fashion in the group stage four years ago in Brazil, but the 2010 champions are on course to reach the […]

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