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Motsepe under fire for prison visit to Gabon’s Mounguengui who is awaiting sexual abuse trial

September 2 – World players union Fifpro and alleged sexual abuse victims have criticised Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe for visiting Gabon FA president Pierre-Alain Mounguengui (pictured), who has been accused of covering up widespread sexual abuse. Mounguengui is awaiting trial and could face up to three years in prison if found guilty of not reporting to Gabon’s …

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Kaylan Chaubey wins AIFF election to take over from Patel in India

September 2 – Kalyan Chaubey will succeed Praful Patel as the president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) following a landslide victory over election rival Bhaichung Bhutia. A BJP political party leader from West Bengal, Chaubey defeated Bhutia, a legend of the Indian game, 33-1 at the ballot box today (Friday) to become the new AIFF president, only the …

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Shots fired: FIFA and UEFA condemn attack on Turkish FA building

September 3 – FIFA and UEFA have issued a joint statement condemning the gun attack on the Turkish Football Association headquarters last Thursday afternoon. At least seven shots were fired from outside the building, according to Turkish media reports, with the targets being the Turkish FA presidents office, and a meeting room below. The Turkish FA board was in a …

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Xavi reflects on Sevilla 0-3 Barcelona

All eyes were on Barcelona after Real Madrid’s win over Real Betis earlier on Saturday night. After all, a win would send the Blaugranas straight to second place on the table and within two points of their arch-rivals. The opening minutes against Sevilla were far from easy for Xavi’s men as they struggled to find their rhythm. However, everything changed …

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Sevilla 0-3 Barcelona: Match Review

La Liga’s early kickoff of the day saw Real Madrid take down Real Betis with a 2-1 scoreline, opening the chance for Barcelona to jump into second place with a win. However, Catalans faced a stern test of their own, taking on Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pijzuan. Xavi Hernandez opted to make no changes from the team that defeated Real …

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Sevilla 0-3 Barcelona: Player Ratings

Julien Lopetegui had the ideal blueprint to stop Barcelona, in theory, today. He lined up his team in a 4-3-1-2, with Youssef En-Nesyri and Erik Lamela pinning Eric Garcia and Ronald Araujo in the defence. Isco was tasked with marking Sergio Busquets, completing cutting off their best option to build through the centre. Unfortunately for him, though, 2022/23 Barça is …

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Shola Shoretire was set to leave Manchester United before Ten Hag intervened

Manchester United attacker Shola Shoretire was set to leave the club this summer before Erik ten Hag intervened. Shoretire has only made three Premier League appearances for Manchester United since coming through their academy. At just 18 years old, Shoretire has been impressive for the Manchester United youth teams, earning the odd cameo with the first team despite his age. …

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