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Robert Enke: Remembering former Germany and Hannover goalkeeper, 10 years on

Robert Enke: Remembering former Germany and Hannover goalkeeper, 10 years on

On 10 November 2009, the Germany squad were in their hotel restaurant preparing for a home friendly match against Chile. Assistant coach Oliver Bierhoff stood up to tell them some news. “No-one talked for 25 minutes,” recalls the former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker. “No-one could believe it, no-one could say a word, no-one could do […]

Pep Guardiola to face no action after Manchester City’s defeat by Liverpool

Pep Guardiola to face no action after Manchester City’s defeat by Liverpool

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will face no action from the Football Association for his actions during the defeat by Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool beat the Premier League champions 3-1 at Anfield to move eight points clear at the top of the table and nine clear of Guardiola’s City. It came after City had two penalty appeals […]

A champion and a statesman – 20 years on, the tragic loss of Payne Stewart

A champion and a statesman – 20 years on, the tragic loss of Payne Stewart

On October 25, 1999, a private jet took off from Orlando International airport for Texas with the reigning US Open champion on board. It never reached its destination, and millions of TV viewers witnessed the tragedy of its final flight. The aircraft plunged from the sky more than a thousand miles from where it should […]

England v New Zealand: Scott Barrett into back row as Sam Cane dropped

England v New Zealand: Scott Barrett into back row as Sam Cane dropped

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has sprung a surprise by dropping flanker Sam Cane to the bench and picking Scott Barrett for Saturday’s crunch World Cup semi-final against England in Yokohama. It will be the first time Barrett, who is normally a lock, starts a Test in the back row. Older brother Beauden is […]

El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid postponed because of fears over civil unrest

El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid postponed because of fears over civil unrest

This month’s El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been postponed because of fears of civil unrest. The match was scheduled for 26 October but there have been days of protest in Barcelona after nine Catalan separatist leaders were jailed on Monday. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid disagreed with calls to switch the game to […]

British man dies in Sofia before England’s Euro 2020 qualifier

British man dies in Sofia before England’s Euro 2020 qualifier

A British man has died in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia before England’s Euro 2020 qualifier. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said it was “supporting the family of a British man who died following an incident in Sofia”. Another British man suffered a minor injury in a separate incident, the FCO spokesperson said. The […]

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