English football counts cost of foreign investment as ‘big six’ plan breakaway

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed the Premier League and English Football Association’s stance not to recognise the breakaway, describing it as “very damaging for football”. The breakaway clubs still plan to keep playing in their domestic leagues with the ESL replacing their participation in UEFA’s Champions League. However, English football may now be left […]

Super League ‘won’t happen’: former FA chairman Dyke

Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are among 12 teams to have signed up to the plan, which they believe will be a more lucrative version of the Champions League. Spanish trio Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Italian clubs Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan are all also involved in the […]

West Africa launches new payments digitization agenda | APO Group

High-level leadership speaks out in support of digital payments for workers Senegalese President Macky Sall and H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who serves as UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) , have launched an appeal to fellow leaders, the private sector and civil society, inviting them to: “use this report […]

Oscar to Fellaini: Chinese football’s foreign stars

Oscar (Shanghai Port) Joined Shanghai in 2017 from Chelsea for what is still an Asian-record 60 million euros. Now 29, the attacking midfielder should be at the peak of his powers and he regularly tops the charts each season for most assists in the CSL. He is well settled in Shanghai and even talked about […]

UEFA to ban clubs who take part in a ‘cynical’ European Super League

“The clubs concerned will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic, European or world level, and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams,” UEFA said in a statement. Media reports on Sunday suggested that an announcement on plans to create a Super League could be made later […]

Greenwood bags brace as Man Utd sink Burnley, Fulham frustrated by Arsenal

Greenwood had opened the scoring early in the second half at Old Trafford before James Tarkowski equalised moments later. Greenwood’s second made him the joint-top scoring teenager in Premier League history for United, level with Wayne Rooney on 15 goals. Edinson Cavani grabbed the third goal in stoppage-time as second placed United won six consecutive […]

Young Boys win fourth straight Swiss league title

Cameroon forward Jean-Pierre Nsame scored a hat-trick at the Wankdorf Stadium. Victory over the visitors earned Young Boys their 15th league crown. The club urged fans not to congregate in the capital but to party at home instead, due to Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings. Instead, they will honour the team’s success “together with the fans […]

Juve’s Champions League at risk, Inter edge towards title despite Napoli draw

Christian Eriksen snatched a point for Inter whose 11-match winning streak ended but who hold a nine-point advantage on AC Milan as they target a first league title since 2010. Milan earlier got back winning in the San Siro after two months 2-1 against Genoa. Juve’s nine-year reign as champions looks set to end with […]