Football

Juan Foyth rubbishes the speculations that his discussions with the Spurs over a possible deal are reaching the point of conclusion and his representative is set to fly to UK soon to get the deal done.


Foyth who is only a teenager confesses that he dreams of an opportunity to feature in the European Leagues, but, at this point of time, he doesn’t have any offer like that on the table.

As per Foyth, he has read on Twitter and other social networking sites that his representative is going to meet with the Spurs officials, but, he has no idea about it because his representative has not talked to him in that regard at all. If it had been the case, his representative would have surely let him know.

Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 32 games on Thursday.


The visitors have a chance to overturn the result when they meet for the return leg at Wembley.

Spurs put up a listless show at the Ghelamco Arena, with 20,000 fans cheering on. Coach Mauricio Pochettino asked his boys to forget their 2-0 thumping by Liverpool in their last Premier League match. The manager selected a strong side for the game, making just two chances to the team that started the Anfield game.

In the first half, Harry Winks and Ben Davies combined to set up Dele Alli but the forward sent his effort wide. After the break, Pochettino decided to move former Newcastle United player Moussa Sissoko to the left, making attacks more potent. Harry Kane gained from this but his chance hit the post. Spurs ended up frustrated and Alli picked up a yellow card for dissent.    

Arsene Wenger has stated that his side is ready for the London derby on Sunday where his side will be facing Tottenham Hotspurs.


He said that the players are ready and that they understand the importance of this game for fans.
Arsene Wenger said that the team would be without Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal who are all injured. He said that Walcott has a slim chance of featuring in the team, but he will have to face a late fitness test.

Arsenal will be boosted by the return of Olivier Giroud who has scored 3 goals from 2 matches since his return from injury. The French manager said that he would make a decision on whether Alexis Sanchez or Olivier Giroud will play in the striker role. He believes that each of the two players has their own qualities and it is up to him to decide who will suit the play better on Sunday.

The English Football League is considering creating a new ‘fifth’ division for the start of the 2019/2020 football season, according to the Chief Executive Shaun Harvey.


According to Harvey, members would be the one to decide if Celtic and Rangers can participate in the EFL. The EFL wants to expand to four divisions of 20 teams each, so it wants the 72 clubs to give their opinions.

Celtic and Rangers have been seriously considered for long to join the fifth division, despite being of the Scottish divide. But Harvey says the final decision would be made solely by the members.

“We have recently gone out to our clubs to elicit their further views in relation to any different number of areas from the proposition that was first put forward. Once we have their views, we can move forward,” Harvey said. He then added that if they were to proceed, there’s the dilemma of which teams to choose.

“One of the simple questions, if this is to proceed, is where should the [new] teams come from? So the only ones who will decide that are the clubs themselves, so we will see what they say. I don’t want to pre-empt anything,” he added. Rangers and Celtic have massive fan bases, and would be worthy additions.

If there is any trend coming on it is that of football fans becoming used by homosexual players in the game.


It is becoming an accepted fact that homosexuality can exist among footballers. Select committees are being told by experts that inquiry into homophobia need not matter now. If a footballer turns out to be gay he will not be penalized in the way they used to before.

Committees are now hearing that fans would be supportive, even if footballers announced that they were gay. There was a recent inquiry about the effects of culture and media on sport selection. There have been debates initiated by boxers like Manny Pacquiao and Tyson Fury. They were told that the footballers can be more open about their sexuality as fans have become more supportive. The findings were part of a larger research into homophobia in different sports and games.

Newly signed Manager of EPL giants, Chelsea have been in the news now regarding the Premier League title hopes. While many believe he has all he needs to lift the prestigious title, others say he would not have it easy.

Former Juventus youth team manager who also played in the 1996 Juventus squad alongside Anthonio Conte, says the highly successful coach would repeat another success with Chelsea in England.

Anthonio is set to quit his current job as the manager of Italy to take over at Chelsea this summer. Stamford Bridge have confirmed the talented Coach will make the move by season end on a three year deal.

Fabrizio Ravanelli played in Juventus for four years between 1992 and 1996. The former Middlesbrough striker told reporters regarding EPL title hopes: “I think, under Antonio Conte, it’s a guarantee. He is one of the most meticulous managers in the world – but also a fighter. Chelsea have made a great decision. To be honest, when we were together I didn’t think he would become a manager.”

Greece is enduring some tough times not only in relation to the financial condition of the country but it has also affected their national football team and this is evident by all of the recent event which has been occurring in Greek football.

The Greek national football team has been sustaining successive defeats against Faroe Islands and had to settle with draws when playing with Poland and Hungary. Due to these underwhelming results, Greece was not able to snatch a spot in the 2016 Euro’s as they were eliminated and don’t have any chance of participating in the tournament which will be hosted in France.

Football academies in Greece are one of the things that have been affected by the financial situation of the country as those academies have failed to produce talented young players and even when they do emerge, these players will be closely monitored by top European clubs who are prepared to offload tempting offers in order to lure them away from Greece.

Investing in the domestic football league of Greece has also turned into something that has taken a downhill road as businessmen have not taken an interest in investing their money on a country which is suffering from a financial disintegration.

The Premier League and the Major League Soccer both will be looking to expand their exposure in television by having more matches televised and broadcasted by more channels in 2015.

The Premier League is working on introducing regular Friday night live matches and have a total 168 live matches available per season for a fan to be able to watch on their household.

Even some major technology companies such as: Apple and Youtube are believed to be thinking about bidding to buy digital rights for matches where they could have the liberty of uploading certain matches to their online platforms.