Daily Archives: July 5, 2024

UEFA bans Manchester United from signing 24-year-old defender

Manchester United’s plans to strengthen their squad have encountered a significant obstacle. According to The Sun, UEFA has prohibited Manchester United from signing French defender Jean-Clair Todibo from Nice, citing multi-club ownership rules. UEFA’s decision comes in light of the shared ownership between Manchester United and Nice. Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s INEOS group, which owns significant stakes in both clubs, has …

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El Trafico attendance strong despite failure to set MLS record

Independence Day in America is not typically associated with a domestic soccer match. However, in the summer of 2024, soccer takes center stage. Amid the fervor of the European Championships and Copa América, a unique club rivalry continues to unfold: LAFC vs. L.A. Galaxy, a rare spectacle on the 4th of July. LAFC advanced into first place in the Western …

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UEFA to roll out news referee comms protocol into club competitions

July 5 – UEFA said that it will roll out its communications protocol that only allows captains as to approach the referee across its club competitions starting next week. The new policy has been trialled at Euro 2024 in a bid to change the too-often confrontational relationships between referees and players on the field. UEFA said an objective has been to …

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France players hype up Dembele as he receives Man of the Match award

Several France players were seen hyping up Ousmane Dembele as he collected his Man of the Match award for his performance against Portugal. France were perfect from the spot as they beat Portugal 5-3 on penalties to set up a semi final against Spain. It was an even game with Portugal arguably having the better of the chances with France …

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AC Milan overtakes Juventus in the race for Morata

AC Milan has entered the race to sign Alvaro Morata, despite the striker recently committing his future to Atletico Madrid. Morata, who has had two spells in Serie A with Juventus, is keen to return to Italian football, where he feels appreciated and performs well. While many anticipate a return to Juventus, where he has previously enjoyed success, the Bianconeri …

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Why did UEFA ban Demiral?

On Saturday, Turkey will face the Netherlands in a high-stakes UEFA European Championship quarter-final match. However, the Turkish team will be without their star center-back Merih Demiral. UEFA has handed him a two-match ban for a controversial gesture made during Turkey’s match against Austria. This decision has stirred significant controversy and debate within the soccer community and beyond. During the …

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Fulham lead race for McTominay with three other Premier clubs interested

Fulham are leading the race for Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay with Newcastle, West Ham and Southampton also interested according to reports.  United are set for a busy summer, and a number of players are expected to be moved on, including the likes of Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho and Casemiro as they look to raise funds and free up space in …

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Clinical French shatter Portugal’s dream of a big finish for Ronaldo in penalty shoot-out

July 5 – Another goalless performance by France saw them eventually beat Portugal on penalties in Hamburg and set up a semi-final against Spain. Billed as Kylian Mbappe against Cristiano Ronaldo, it had all the makings of the exhilarating 2022 World Cup final match-up between Mbappe and Lionel Messi. Ultimately neither of the superstars were able to step up, Ronaldo …

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