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AFROSPORTY Latest News Update

AFROSPORTY Latest News Update

AFROSPORTY Latest News Update

 

2009 winner Roger Federer has announced that he will take part in the upcoming Roland-Garros after skipping last year’s event through injury.

 

Stefanos Tsitsipas (4) captured his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph against Andrey Rublev (6) in the Rolex Masters final.

 

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde is in quarantine after being in contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive.

 

Tyson Fury’s father John insists Jared Anderson will be the next heavyweight ruler, after his son leaves the sport.

 

WBC champion Fury and IBF, WBA and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua are set to finalise an undisputed title fight but John Fury has warned it won’t be enough to end his son’s unbeaten record.

 

Asked if his son would ever lose, John Fury told Sky Sports: “Not in this era, no. Not unless Muhammad Ali, Marvin Hagler, Ernie Shavers, ‘Sugar Ray’ Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran and Floyd Mayweather all rolled into one!

 

“They aren’t going to beat him. You can see the crop of heavyweights – they are all good, but not in Tyson’s class.

Breaking: Man city have now confirmed in an official club statement that they are one of twelve European football clubs to be founding members of the European Super League.

 

UEFA response to ESL statement: “Every club and player participating in the Super League could be banned from all UEFA and FIFA competitions, European or International level…”

 

UEFA Executive Committee meeting scheduled for today. UEFA, FIFA, PL, La Liga, Serie A in the same position: Super League has been disapproved. No UCL, no domestic leagues for the 12 clubs.

 

Super clubs insist they want to play in the domestic leagues too.

 

Super League founder clubs are gonna receive €3.5 billion for their ‘infrastructure investment plans and to offset the impact of the COVID pandemic’.

 

Christophe Galtier pre-Lille 1-1 Montpellier to Jonathan Bamba in the tunnel: “Listen Jo, when opportunities like this present themselves in a career you have to take them.” (C+)

 

Memphis Depay on if he is satisfied playing on the left-wing as he has done in the last 2 matches:

 

“If we play like this, sure. I have freedom, I can drift in, left, central. If we play like this, sure.” (C+).

 

Kylian Mbappé on why the win over St Étienne means a lot: “People say that winning (in Ligue 1) is easy, it isn’t and has never been. There is a serious title race.” (C+)

 

Kylian Mbappé asked if he would speak about his future: “No we are winning matches that is the most important thing.”

 

Thibaut Courtois post-match: “Maybe I’m at the best stage of my time at Real Madrid and at the best stage of my career.”

 

Gerard Piqué post-match: “It has been a tough year for everyone. I’m so happy for the team, the older players and the younger players. We still have the league to fight for too. We played really well tonight, I’m so happy.”

 

Joan Laporta post-match: “I’m delighted for the players, staff and fans. Messi is the best player in the world and I’m convinced that he will stay.”

 

Laporta went to the locker room after the game to congratulate all the players. Laporta then began to shout: “Come on! We have it, we already have it!” and then yelled: “And now for La Liga!”.

 

Rubén Uría (Goal journalist who interviewed Messi in September 2020)”Messi’s continuity is at 50%. It all depends on a one-on-one conversation with Laporta, but it’s hard to offer him a project if you don’t know who the coach will be.”

 

Southampton have now been eliminated in eight of their last 10 FA Cup semi-final appearances, two of which have come in the last four seasons (2017-18 vs Chelsea, 2020-21 vs Leicester).

 

Leicester City have reached their first FA Cup final since 1969, a gap of 52 years, the longest between finals since Portsmouth went 69 and Cardiff went 81 between finals before facing one another in 2008.

 

Kelechi Iheanacho is the first Nigerian player to score 15 goals in a season in all competitions for a Premier League club since Odion Ighalo scored 17 in 2015/16 for Watford.

 

Each of the last four goals scored at Wembley in the FA Cup have been scored by African players – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brace in last season’s final, Hakim Ziyech yesterday and Kelechi Iheanacho today.

 

Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze Flag of Nigeria (21 years and 331 days) is the youngest Nigerian player to score a brace in

LaLiga in the 2st century.

Gerard Moreno has become the second Villarreal player to score 20+ goals in a single LaLiga season, after Diego Forlán Flag of Uruguay in 2004/05 (25 goals).

 

Ronald Koeman (2008 for Valencia and 2021 for

FCBarcelona) is the second manager to win his first two Copa del Rey finals in the 21st century, after Luis Enrique Martínez (2015, 2016 and 2017).

 

Lionel Messi has scored nine goals in Copa del Rey 10 finals for FCBarcelona, becoming the player with the most in the finals of the competition’s history (Telmo Zarra,eight).

 

Antoine Griezmann has scored six goals in his last five finals between club and country: Europa League (2), World Cup (1), Supercopa (2) and Copa del Rey (1).

 

Five different sides have earned 60+ Serie A points after the opening 31 seasonal games for the first time in the Serie A history (considering three points for a win since 1929/30). 91yrs

 

MANCHESTER UNITED?™️:

? BREAKING: Manchester United have resigned from the European Clubs Association and Ed Woodward has stepped down from his role on the UEFA Professional Football Strategy Council.

 

? Official statement.

12 football clubs today jointly announced an agreement competition, the Super League.

AC Milan, Arsenal , Atlético, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham have all joined.

? Official statement.

“Three more clubs are expected to join as Founding Clubs before the inaugural season, which is expected to start as soon as possible.

In the future, the Founding Clubs look forward to consulting with UEFA and FIFA in order to work together”. #SuperLeague

ESL statement: “Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have today come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new mid-week competition, the Super League, governed by its Founding Clubs.” #MUFC

“AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs.” #MUFC

Florentino Pérez, President Real Madrid CF and the first Chairman of the Super League said: “We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world.”

BREAKING: All the 12 participating clubs will be EXCLUDED from #UCL and their domestic leagues for the 2021/22 season, according to [abc]

BREAKING | The Super League is coming.

?? AC Milan

?? Inter

?? Juventus

?? Atletico

?? Barcelona

?? Real Madrid

??????? Arsenal

??????? Liverpool

??????? Man City

??????? Man Utd

??????? Chelsea

??????? Tottenham

The players who participate in the Super League WON’T be allowed to play in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. (Source: Daily Mirror).

 

-PSG will be crowned #UCL champions or the season will be called void.

-The #UEL final will be between Villarreal and Roma. #rmalive

#mufc, along with the other five Premier League clubs in the Super League, have quit the European Club Association #mulive [@JBurtTelegraph]

There’s *nothing* stated, official or confirmed yet about next Champions League and Europa League matches “temporarily suspended”. No press release, *nothing* decided yet. UEFA meeting in the next hours will clarify this point. ? #UEFA [FabrizioRomano]

Wenger in 2009: ‘Maybe in 10 years, you will have a European league…the money that will be coming in from the Champions League will not be enough for some clubs’

Wenger in 2018: ‘It is inevitable…to share money between the big clubs and the small clubs will become a problem’

UEFA Executive Committee meeting scheduled for today in Montreux.

UEFA, FIFA, PL, Liga, Serie A on the same position: #SuperLeague has been disapproved. No UCL, no domestic leagues for the 12 clubs. ?

#SuperLeague clubs insist they want to play in the domestic leagues too. ⚠️

[Fabrizio Romano]

 

#SuperLeague founder clubs are gonna receive €3.5 billion for their ‘infrastructure investment plans and to offset the impact of the COVID pandemic’.

 

Nothing done/announced yet about FC Bayern, RB Leipzig and Porto joining the SuperLeague too – it will be decided ‘soon’. ??? [Fabrizio Romano]

 

Didn’t grow up supporting Man United only for them to give in to greed, power & to people who don’t understand the game. All clubs agreeing to #SuperLeague should be ashamed of themselves. But as always, the rich laugh – the fans suffer. #BoycottEuropeanSuperLeague

 

? At 9 a.m on Monday in Montreux, Switzerland, UEFA’s executive committee is scheduled to begin a meeting that would approve a new expanded Champions League format taking effect in 2024. That plan is now in jeopardy.

[@JWTelegraph]

 

? The Super League will be owned by the 15 founding clubs, who will put in an initial €2m and potentially a further €8m.

[@JWTelegraph]

 

? BREAKING: JP Morgan have confirmed that they are financing the European Super League.

[Sky]

 

? BREAKING: Manchester United have resigned from the European Clubs Association and Ed Woodward has stepped down from his role on the UEFA Professional Football Strategy Council.

[@samuelluckhurst]

 

?”It’s a disgrace. It’s embarrassing.” Rio Ferdinand says the European Super League “goes against everything football is about” ❌ #mufc

 

? JUST IN: Manchester United’s share price has risen sharply on the announcement of the new European Super League. The stock price has risen 5% in pre-market trading. As United are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading will not begin until later today.

 

? BREAKING: La Liga have released a statement on the European Super League: “La Liga condemns this elitist European competition attacking the principles of openness and sporting merit, which are at the heart of the pyramid of national and European football.”

 

Sir Alex Ferguson: “I’m not sure Manchester United are involved in this(Super League) , as I am not part of the decision making process.” @Reuters

 

And a few hours later, we get official announcement

 

Disgraceful from the club to not even consult it’s Godfather, especially when he openly disagreed to the formation of a Super League

 

? BREAKING: Manchester United will be the first team to join the European Super League, Liverpool and Arsenal are expected to follow.

[Sky]

 

? BREAKING: Manchester United will be the first team to join the European Super League, Liverpool and Arsenal are expected to follow.

[Sky]

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