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Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) says the alleged events took place in Cheshire, northwest England, between October 2020 and August 2021 and relate to three complainants over the age of 16. “Mendy, of Withinlee Road, Prestbury, has been remanded in police custody and will appear before Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27 August 2021,” the …

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Premier League clubs will not release players for international games in UK’s red-list countries

According to UK government guidelines, anyone returning from a red-list country must quarantine for 10 full days, meaning players could miss multiple club games. The Premier League says that these quarantine measures would apply to approximately 60 players from 19 clubs who are due to travel to 26 red-list countries. Argentina, Brazil and Egypt are …

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New Zealand Football reviews ‘All Whites’ nickname as part of cultural inclusivity project

The moniker was attributed to the men’s national side during the country’s successful qualifying campaign for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, according to reports, due to the team’s all-white kit. But NZF, the country’s football governing body, said it had sought feedback from stakeholders about whether all areas of the federation were still “fit for …

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Ronaldo has ‘told me that he’s staying,’ says Juventus coach

Ronaldo, who has 12 months remaining on his Juve contract, has been the subject of much recent transfer speculation with Spanish TV show El Chiringuito suggesting a return to Real Madrid could happen. There was also talk of a return to the Portuguese star’s first professional club Sporting CP, while Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport …

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Afghan youth national footballer was one of the victims that fell from US military aircraft, says Afghan Sports Directorate

“With great regret and sadness, we obtained information that Zaki Anwari, one of the youth footballers of the national team, has lost his life in a horrible incident,” the statement said. The post continued that young Anwari was “endeavoring to leave the country like hundreds other youth from his country. He has fallen down from …

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Cristiano Ronaldo says he ‘can’t allow people to keep playing around with my name’

With Juve preparing for the start of the new Serie A season, Spanish TV show El Chiringuito suggested a return to Real Madrid could happen. There was also talk of a return to the Portuguese star’s first professional club Sporting CP, while Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport reported Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes had offered the …

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Harry Kane: No star striker, no problem as Tottenham Hotspur stuns Manchester City

The 28-year-old Kane was missing from Spurs’ squad for the match, but Tottenham did a “great job,” according to Son Heung-Min, who scored the game’s only goal in the second half to secure a surprise win. The victory gave new Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo the perfect start, while the club’s fans reveled in the …

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Gerd Müller: Legendary Bayern Munich striker mourned after death, aged 75

“Today is a sad, dark day for FC Bayern and all its fans,” said Bayern President Herbert Hainer in a statement on the club’s website. “Gerd Müller was the greatest striker there’s ever been, and a fine person and character of world football.” Nicknamed “Der Bomber,” Müller still holds the record for the most goals …

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Homophobic chanting mars Liverpool’s win against Norwich City in Premier League

Norwich City midfielder Billy Gilmour, who was playing for the newly promoted club on loan from Chelsea, was allegedly targeted by homophobic chanting by some Liverpool fans during the visiting team’s 3-0 win at Carrow Road on Saturday. “Great result today marred by homophobic chanting by some of our fans targeting Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour,” …

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