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Rooney’s Derby deducted 12 points after entering administration

London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney’s Derby County have been deducted 12 points by the English Football League after entering administration on Wednesday. The second-tier side have taken 10 points from eight games this season but... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Wayne Rooney, Rooney, Derby County, Afp, English Football League


Suriname vice-president, 60, plays international football match

Paramaribo (Suriname) (AFP) – Suriname Vice President Ronnie Brunswijk took a break from his political duties Tuesday to play a football match — a pro-team CONCACAF league match. At age 60. Brunswijk may be second... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, CONCACAF, Afp, Suriname, Paramaribo Suriname, Ronnie Brunswijk, Brunswijk


Premier League clubs set to trial safe-standing areas

London (AFP) – Premier League and Championship clubs will be able to offer licensed standing areas from January 1 as part of a pilot programme, it was announced on Wednesday. The introduction of designated safe... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Afp, AFP Premier League


Under-fire Koeman refuses to answer questions in Barca press conference

Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona’s under-pressure coach Ronald Koeman delivered a bizarre press conference on Wednesday as he read a pre-prepared statement before leaving without answering questions. Koeman’s position is fragile, after Barca followed up a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Ronald Koeman, Barca, Afp, Koeman, Madrid AFP Barcelona


This artist painted murals to challenge the Taliban after their last rule. Then the militants destroyed them, leaving him fearing for his life.

People painting a mural in Afghanistan. Omaid Sharifi. The Taliban painted over dozens of murals, including one of George Floyd, after seizing Kabul. The murals were done by an artist group named Artlords, who wanted to cover up Kabul's blast walls. Insider spoke to its founder, who fled the country convinced the Taliban would kill him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Omaid Sharifi wanted to remind people that Afghanistan could be beautiful despite the war.He wanted to...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, US, Trends, Uganda, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Kabul, Cia, Black Lives Matter, Reuters, Afp, Floyd


Suriname’s vice-president, 60, plays international football match

Paramaribo (Suriname) (AFP) – Suriname Vice President Ronnie Brunswijk took a break from his political duties Tuesday to play a football match — a pro-team CONCACAF league match. At age 60. Brunswijk may be second in line to the presidency, but he’s captain of the Inter Moengotapoe football team. He’s also the team owner. Brunswijk played for 54 minutes and led Inter Moengotapoe to a thumping 6-0 victory over CD Olimpia of Honduras at the game in Suriname’s capital Paramaribo. Wearing the numbe...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Honduras, CONCACAF, Afp, Suriname, Paramaribo, Paramaribo Suriname, Desi Bouterse, Ronnie Brunswijk, Brunswijk, Inter Moengotapoe, Damian Brunswijk, Netherlands Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, Santokhi


Hulk misses penalty in Palmeiras-Atletico Libertadores stalemate

Sao Paulo (AFP) – Hulk missed a penalty as Atletico Mineiro drew 0-0 with defending champions Palmeiras in their all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores semi-final tie on Tuesday. Former Brazil international Hulk crashed his 42nd-minute spot kick... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Brazil, Hulk, Palmeiras, Afp, Atletico Mineiro, Palmeiras Atletico, Sao Paulo AFP Hulk


‘Black and proud’: Milan’s Maignan speaks out as Juve probe racist abuse

Rome (AFP) – AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan on Tuesday blasted those who racially abused him before his team’s 1-1 draw at Juventus at the weekend and the football authorities’ attempts at tackling the problem,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Juventus, Ac Milan, Afp, Juve, Mike Maignan, Maignan


Inter fight back at Fiorentina to reclaim top spot

Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan moved top of Serie A on Tuesday after coming back from a goal down to win 3-1 at Fiorentina and underline their desire to keep hold of the league title.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Fiorentina, Afp, Inter, Milan AFP Inter Milan


Holders Man City hit six, Liverpool cruise in League Cup

London (AFP) – Manchester City started their bid to lift a fifth successive League Cup with a 6-1 rout of Wycombe, while Japan forward Takumi Minamino inspired Liverpool’s 3-0 victory at Norwich on Tuesday. Everton and Watford were the major Premier League casualties in the third round, losing to QPR and Stoke respectively. City will move past Liverpool onto a record nine League Cup triumphs if they take the trophy this term. The holders made the perfect start to that mission as Pep Guardiola w...
Tags: Japan, London, City, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Qpr, Manchester City, Everton, Pep Guardiola, Sheffield United, Andros Townsend, Burnley, Lincoln


Inter fire title warning shot at Fiorentina to reclaim top spot

Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan underlined their desire to retain the Serie A title on Tuesday after coming back from a goal down to win 3-1 at Fiorentina and move top of the pile. Simone Inzaghi’s side came away from an intense match against a revitalised Viola in Florence with all three points thanks to two quickfire strikes early in second half from Matteo Darmian and Edin Dzeko and Ivan Perisic’s tap-in late on. That completed a turnaround after the break as Inter were deservedly losing at half-t...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Italy, Edin Dzeko, Atalanta, Ac Milan, Florence, Roma, Fiorentina, Napoli, Sassuolo, Sampdoria, Matteo Darmian, Ivan Perisic, Genoa, Bologna


Spurs must take blame for Kane’s struggles: Nuno

London (AFP) – Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo believes Harry Kane’s poor start to the season is down to a lack of cohesion in his team.  Kane is yet to score a Premier League goal this term amid claims the striker is struggling due to a hangover from his failed attempt to force a transfer to Manchester City. Frustrated by Tottenham’s refusal to sell him to the Premier League champions, Kane claimed he had a “gentleman’s agreement” with the club that he could leave. The England captain re...
Tags: England, London, City, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Tottenham, Pep Guardiola, Harry Kane, Crystal Palace, Kane, Afp, Nuno, Nuno Espirito Santo, Pacos Ferreira, AFP Tottenham


Suarez fires Atletico top with late double at Getafe

Madrid (AFP) – Luis Suarez scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat 10-man Getafe 2-1 and move top of La Liga on Tuesday. Hosts Getafe took the lead... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, La Liga, Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez, Madrid, Suarez, Getafe, Afp, Atletico


Golden Shoe winner Lewandowski hopes to become ‘even better’

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Europe’s “Golden Shoe” winner Robert Lewandowski sent out a warning to defences around Europe on Tuesday when he likened himself to a ‘good wine’ that was still improving.  The Bayern Munich... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Europe, Sport, Munich, Soccer, Robert Lewandowski, Afp, Lewandowski, Bayern Munich Visit, AFP Europe s Golden Shoe


Hungary to play one match behind closed doors, fined over racist abuse

Lausanne (AFP) – Hungary must play two matches behind closed doors, with one suspended for two years, and were fined 200,000 Swiss francs ($216,635) by FIFA over their fans’ racist chants at England players during... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, Sport, Hungary, Soccer, Fifa, Lausanne, Afp


Arteta hails Odegaard’s leadership in Arsenal revival

London (AFP) – Mikel Arteta hailed Martin Odegaard’s leadership qualities on Tuesday after the Norway midfielder was instrumental in leading Arsenal’s recovery from a poor start to their Premier League campaign. Odegaard’s pin-point free-kick handed... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Norway, Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard, Afp, Arteta, Odegaard


Evergrande scrambled to sell retail investors risky wealth management products amid a liquidity crisis and fears of arrests, report says

The Evergrande headquarters is seen in Shenzhen, southeastern China on September 14, 2021, as the Chinese property giant said it is facing "unprecedented difficulties" but denied rumours that it is about to go under. Noel Celis / AFP via Getty Images Evergrande sold Chinese retail investors around $6 billion in risky wealth management products, the FT reports. At a meeting with angry investors demanding their money back, executives acknowledged the WMPs were likely too risky for many retai...
Tags: China, Trends, Beijing, Financial Times, Shenzhen, Afp, Evergrande, Noel Celis, Ethan Wu, Getty Images Evergrande, Yang Huiying


Lewandowski thanks ‘great support’ of wife as he collects Golden Shoe

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski offered warm praise and thanks to his wife Anna when he received the “Golden Shoe” on Tuesday as top scorer in European football last season. The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Anna, Robert Lewandowski, Afp, Lewandowski, Munich Germany AFP Bayern Munich


NFT craze fuels $4.3 bn French football card startup

Paris (AFP) – Sorare, the French startup behind a game that lets players trade virtual football stickers for hefty sums, on Tuesday said it had raised a record $680 million from investors, valuing the group... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Afp, NFT


Climate disaster turned these millennials into 'forever renters': 'Being flexible is the new American dream'

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images Our climate isn't the only thing that's changing. Some people's ideas of homeownership are, too. Climate disasters - and money constraints - are making some people into voluntary "forever renters." "The constant threat of wildfires has shifted my thoughts on what economic success looks like," graduate student Samuel Naujokas said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Whether you're a renter, homeowner, or landlord, it's common kn...
Tags: California, Trends, United States, Alaska, Calistoga, Napa, Environmental Protection Agency, Bay Area, Northern California, Afp, Menlo Park, Traverse City, Healdsburg, Traverse City Michigan, Napa Valley California, Los Altos California


Allegri says Juve’s match at Spezia a ‘relegation six-pointer’

Milan (AFP) – Massimiliano Allegri said on Tuesday that Juventus’ visit to Spezia was a relegation battle as his team head into their fifth league match of the season without a win and in the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Milan, Sport, Soccer, Juventus, Afp, Massimiliano Allegri, Allegri, Juve, Spezia


Injured Messi ruled out of midweek action with PSG

Paris (AFP) – Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s game away to Metz on Wednesday due to a knee injury which coach Mauricio Pochettino has said was the real reason behind his surprise decision to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Mauricio Pochettino, Lionel Messi, Messi, Metz, Psg, Afp, Paris Saint Germain


A COVID-19 booster shot that could protect against multiple variants at once is being tested in humans for the first time

A person receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images A COVID-19 booster shot that may protect against multiple variants is being tested in humans. It uses new vaccine technology that self-replicates once injected in the muscle. The vaccine may need a lower dose than existing shots, potentially reducing side effects. See more stories on Insider's busine...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Booster, Afp, Boston Massachusetts, University of Manchester, Andrew Allen, Andrew Clarke, US National Institute of Health, Moderna


Chelsea’s Alonso to stop taking the knee

London (AFP) – Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso will no longer take the knee as a sign of protest against racism because the Spain left-back believes the gesture is “losing a bit of strength.” Alonso will... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Afp, Alonso, AFP Chelsea, Marcos Alonso


Chinese social media users are in an uproar over the letter Evergrande's chairman sent to employees, calling him 'delusional' and accusing him of 'cheating' employees out of money

The Evergrande headquarters is seen in Shenzhen, southeastern China on September 14, 2021, as the Chinese property giant said it is facing "unprecedented difficulties" but denied rumours that it is about to go under. Noel Celis / AFP via Getty Images The letter Evergrande chairman Xu Jiayin sent to employees has become a trending topic on the country's Twitter-like platform, Weibo. In the letter, Xu said the real estate developer would soon "walk out of the darkness." Weibo users calle...
Tags: China, Trends, New York Times, Times, Weibo, Shenzhen, Lehman Brothers, Afp, Xu, Evergrande, Xu Jiayin, Noel Celis, Markets Insider, National Business Daily, Cheryl Teh, TangRui Yaya


French football stickers startup valued at $4.3 bn

Paris (AFP) – French gaming startup Sorare, which offers users the chance to collect and trade virtual football stickers, said Tuesday it had raised a record $680 million (580 million euros) from investors, valuing the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Afp


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is projected to keep his role, but without the majority government he wanted

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R), his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and their children Xavier (L-R), Ella-Grace and Hadrien waves to supporters while boarding his campaign bus on August 15, 2021 in Ottawa, Canada. DAVE CHAN/AFP via Getty Images Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is projected to form a minority government in the current snap election. Trudeau's minority win means he will need to continue working with opposition parties to get enough support to pass laws. Polls clos...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Trends, Canada, House Of Commons, Liberal party, Justin Trudeau, Cbc, Afp, Trudeau, Ottawa Canada, CTV, R, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Hadrien


Koeman defends direct approach after Barca held by Granada

Madrid (AFP) – Ronald Koeman  defended his direct tactics after being accused of betraying Barcelona’s attacking traditions in a 1-1 draw at home to Granada on Monday. Koeman brought Gerard Pique off the bench at... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Gerard Pique, Madrid, Ronald Koeman, Barca, Granada, Afp, Koeman


Barca held at home by Granada as pressure cranks up on Koeman

Madrid (AFP) – Ronald Koeman’s position as Barcelona coach became even more fragile on Monday as Ronald Araujo’s late header was only enough to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to struggling Granada. Granada were ahead... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Madrid, Ronald Koeman, Barca, Granada, Afp, Koeman, Ronald Araujo


Napoli continue perfect start at Udinese to move top of Serie A

Milan (AFP) – Napoli moved top of Serie A on Monday thanks to a 4-0 stroll at Udinese which made sure they maintained their 100 percent start to the season. Goals from Victor Osimhen, Amir... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Napoli, Udinese, Afp, Serie A. Milan AFP Napoli, Victor Osimhen Amir