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De Boer excited to ‘spend money’ at Palace

Media playback is not supported on this device Palace must be attractive – De Boer New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer says he is excited to join a club that “spend a lot of money”. The 47-year-old Dutchman, who has signed a three-year deal, succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation […]

Russian World Cup doping claims ‘made-up news’

Russian World Cup doping claims ‘made-up news’

The Confederations Cup is being played in Russia as the country prepares for next year’s World Cup Russian football does not have a doping problem, and claims that suggest otherwise are “made-up news”, says 2018 World Cup chief Alexey Sorokin. Fifa has confirmed it is investigating whether Russian players benefited from the state-sponsored doping programme […]

Fifa: Video technology in use at Confederations Cup ‘must improve’

Fifa: Video technology in use at Confederations Cup ‘must improve’

Cameroon boss Hugo Broos said he “didn’t understand” why Ernest Mabouka was sent off Problems with the video technology system in use at the Confederations Cup must be solved if it is to be employed at the 2018 World Cup, Fifa says. Law-making body International Football Association Board will decide next March if video assistant […]

Man City close to Alves deal – transfer gossip

Man City close to Alves deal – transfer gossip

<!– For the latest gossip and debate, check out our Sportsday rolling news service every weekday, and for a list of all the completed deals, see our transfers page. Transfer news Liverpool have enquired about Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The 23-year-old could cost about £25m, with Manchester City and Chelsea also interested. (Mirror) Manchester City […]

De Boer excited to ‘spend money’ at Palace

Media playback is not supported on this device Palace must be attractive – De Boer New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer says he is excited to join a club that “spend a lot of money”. The 47-year-old Dutchman, who has signed a three-year deal, succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation […]

Russian World Cup doping claims ‘made-up news’

Russian World Cup doping claims ‘made-up news’

The Confederations Cup is being played in Russia as the country prepares for next year’s World Cup Russian football does not have a doping problem, and claims that suggest otherwise are “made-up news”, says 2018 World Cup chief Alexey Sorokin. Fifa has confirmed it is investigating whether Russian players benefited from the state-sponsored doping programme […]

Frank de Boer: Crystal Palace appoint Dutchman as new manager

Frank de Boer: Crystal Palace appoint Dutchman as new manager

De Boer spoke to former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal before taking the Palace job Crystal Palace have named former Ajax and Inter Milan manager Frank de Boer as their new boss on a three-year contract. The 47-year-old Dutchman succeeds Sam Allardyce, who left after helping Palace avoid relegation last season. “The aim is […]

Tiemoue Bakayoko: Chelsea close to signing Monaco midfielder

Tiemoue Bakayoko: Chelsea close to signing Monaco midfielder

Tiemoue Bakayoko (left) made his debut for France earlier this year Chelsea are close to signing midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco. Blues manager Antonio Conte has identified France international Bakayoko as a player who can strengthen the Premier League champions’ squad. Talks have taken place and the transfer – which would be Chelsea’s […]

Honest & hard working – what to expect from De Boer

Honest & hard working – what to expect from De Boer

De Boer was a big domestic success at Ajax – winning four straight league titles Crystal Palace have appointed Frank de Boer as their new manager – but what sort of man will be in charge at Selhurst Park next season? There is no doubting his pedigree as a player. The 47-year-old former defender was […]

‘I am not a bad guy’ – Diouf on spitting and Stevie G ‘doing nothing for England’

‘I am not a bad guy’ – Diouf on spitting and Stevie G ‘doing nothing for England’

Image caption El Hadji Diouf now lives and works in his native Senegal El Hadji Diouf is a hero in Senegal. Everywhere he goes, he is mobbed by fans both young and old. His countrymen are still grateful for the stellar role he played during the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. But […]