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Goalkeeper who survived Chapecoense plane tragedy returns to training – despite only having one leg

One of the surviving players of the Chapecoense plane tragedy has returned to training - despite only having one leg. Goalkeeper Jackson Follmann is one of only three team-mates left alive following the crash in Colombia in which 71 of the 77 people on last November's flight were killed. Follman has become an inspirational figure in Brazil after battling back from having his leg removed. And his latest brave step on the road to recovery can be seen in this Chapecoense team video which shows him training again with his old club. Aftermath of ...

Date Posted,November 17, 2017
PSG ‘deny claim Neymar has a £199m release clause in his contract’

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly denied the claim Neymar has a £199million release clause in his contract. Contrary reports surfaced this week amid the suggestion the Brazilian had become unmotivated to play for the Ligue 1 giants. Neymar missed PSG's 5-0 win over Angers when he linked up with the Brazil squad for friendlies against Japan and England. It was claimed that he was feeling frustrated by both the lack of competition in France and amount of fans present inside stadiums. Neymar has been linked with a move to Real Madrid (Image: ...

Date Posted,November 17, 2017
Why Mourinho doesn’t care if United break club record against Newcastle

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United can set a new club record tomorrow if they avoid defeat against Newcastle. Mourinho's side have gone 37 games unbeaten at Old Trafford in all competitions, equalling the record set by Sir Alex Ferguson's side between December 1998 and April 2000. If United do not lose to Rafa Benitez's side, they will set a new club run of 38 games without defeat, although Mourinho said he had no interest in creating a new record. "We don't play for records and, if we concede a ...

Date Posted,November 17, 2017
Liverpool boss Klopp ready to play the ‘bad guy’ and hold back fit-again Lallana

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he is ready to play the “bad guy” to ensure he has Adam Lallana available for the rest of the campaign. The Reds boss admitted his Liverpool star is chomping at the bit to get back in action, after returning to full training following a three month lay off with a ruptured thigh muscle. But even though Lallana is likely to be in the squad for the visit of Southampton, his manager insisted there is NO chance of him starting the game. “He is a fantastic ...

Date Posted,November 17, 2017
Crouch alerts Southgate he is on World Cup standby but reveals perks of no international football

Peter Crouch has reiterated he is still available for England ahead of next summer's World Cup, but the Stoke City star acknowledges there are some perks to not being involved during international breaks right now. With seven years to the day since his last appearance for the Three Lions, Crouch could be forgiven for giving up hope of a recall at 36 years old. And while he still harbours hope of a shock return to the international game, Crouch is using the break to enjoy his other passion in life: music. ...

Date Posted,November 17, 2017
Better late than never? Liverpool given green light for fresh Van Dijk bid

Jurgen Klopp has been given the green light to make a new bid for Southampton star Virgil van Dijk . Liverpool were forced to make an apology to Saints after their failed attempt to sign the £70million-rated Dutch centre-back in the summer. But Anfield boss Klopp will get a close up view of the player he still believes can help solve his defensive problems as he will be in the dug-out for the home game against Southampton on Saturday after recovering from his midweek health scare. Saints' first-year ...

Date Posted,November 17, 2017
‘I felt like killing myself so many times’: Adebayor repeatedly driven to brink of suicide by his OWN family

Former Premier League striker Emmanuel Adebayor has told how his own family repeatedly drove him to the the brink of suicide with demands for money. The Togo international, who played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham, opened up about his torment after years of silence. Now 33 and playing in Turkey for Istanbul Basaksehir, he said his 'manipulative' family only ever asked for money and were "opposed" to him. Speaking to French magazine So Foot , Adebayor, who also had an ill-fated spell with Crystal Palace, discussed the effect of his family on ...

Date Posted,November 17, 2017
Man United 2018/19 away kit leaked with adidas rumoured to unveil pink design

Manchester United could be set for an eye-catching pink away kit next season after images of the adidas design were leaked. The Red Devils could line up in the pink number that resembles Palermo's famous strip, or Juventus away from two seasons ago—which Paul Pogba wore before his world record move to Old Trafford. The extravagant design is reportedly a tribute to the city's main newspaper, Manchester Evening News, who used to include a section called 'Football Pink,' with news from the beautiful game printed on light pink paper. ...

Date Posted,November 16, 2017
Will Ferrell explains why he won’t be allowed back to Anfield to watch Liverpool this season

If there's one thing Will Ferrell likes it is sitting in the crowd of a Premier League stadium and watching a game of football. But the Hollywood actor fears he might not be allowed back to Anfield to watch Liverpool in action ever again. Ferrell, who has previously been seen decked out in a Chelsea kit, watched Jurgen Klopp's Reds against Swansea City back in January, reports the Liverpool Echo. Swansea went 2-0 up before Roberto Firmino fired in a brace to level the game in the second period. Well Ferrell ...

Date Posted,November 16, 2017
Double trouble: Zlatan and Pogba set for United return against Newcastle as Mourinho ramps up title charge

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba will make their long-awaited comebacks for Manchester United tomorrow. Ibrahimovic has been out of action since April after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury, while Pogba has missed United's last 12 games with a hamstring injury. Defender Marcos Rojo, who also suffered cruciate ligament damage in the same game as Ibrahimovic, is also fit again and all three will be on the bench against Newcastle at Old Trafford. “All three selected for the match – in the squad,” said Mourinho. Ibrahimovic hasn't played since April ...

Date Posted,November 16, 2017