Football News: Review Of The Day 3rd May 2018

Review Of The Day 3rd May 2018
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Review of the Day


Deal

Senegal's veteran forward Souleymane Camara has agreed a new one year deal with Montpellier. 35 year old Camara has been with Montpellier since arriving on a season-long loan in July 2007. Camara said: "Like every year, it's a great pleasure to continue the adventure with Montpellier. Everyone has his destiny and my destiny is to be here today, I am really happy to continue here."

Another player to get a new deal is Norwich City's Norway international Alex Tettey, who has agreed a new 2 year contract with the Championship club. The 32 year old Ghana-born midfielder is now contracted to the Canaries until 2020.

Free agent French winger Yohan Mollo has joined the Qatari Stars League. The 28 year old has signed for Al Rayyan after a period out of the game following his January release by Fulham.

Adam Lundqvist has left Elfsborg of Sweden's Allsvenskan to move to MLS side Houston Dynamo.

Australian winger Craig Goodwin has been released by Sparta Rotterdam.

Ipswich Town have released Kevin Bru.

Brad Friedel's New England Revolution have paid £522k to sign attacking midfielder Lee Nguyen from Los Angeles FC.

Also in MLS transfers, Minnesota United and Colorado Rapids have traded players, American full back Eric Miller moving to Minnesota while Scottish winger Sam Nicholson has joined the Rapids in exchange.

Hull City forward Adama Diomande has also moved to an MLS side, signing for Los Angeles FC.

Bouna Sarr extends his Marseille contract until 2022.


International Coach Gets Match-Fixing Ban

Ramon Maradiaga, who has managed Honduras and Guatemala in the past, has been banned for 2 years for his involvement in a match-fixing case. While manager of El Salvador, Maradiaga failed to report a meeting in which a third party offered 'financial compensation' to the players to alter the result of a game in Canada. The players rejected the offer and reported it on 5th September 2016. There was also a fine of 20,000 Swiss francs given to Maradiaga.


Sky Lose La Liga

Sky TV have lost the live TV rights for La Liga matches in the UK and Ireland to a company owned by Leeds United's owner Andrea Radrizzani. Eleven Sports have secured an exclusive 3 year deal to add to their current portfolio of rights across the world. The deal will begin from the start of next season but it remains to be seen how the content will be delivered, Eleven often favouring the use of online streaming to broadcast live sporting content.


Liverpool And Real Madrid Get 16,626 Tickets Each For Champions League Final

With the 70,050 capacity of Kiev's Olympic Stadium reduced to 63,000 for the Champions League final, just 33,252 of those seats will be shared between the two finalists. A further 6,700 tickets will be available to football supporters worldwide. The rest of the tickets, round about 37% of the total number, will be given to corporate hospitality, former players, media, officials etc.


Carroll Returns To Training After Apology

After a bust up with West Ham United manager David Moyes saw striker Andy Carroll sent home from training on Monday, the situation has been declared resolved after Carroll apologised to Moyes. The dispute arose after Moyes made a triple substitution against Manchester City on Sunday, with Carroll left sitting on the bench. The injury-prone Geordie headed off to the dressing room and never reappeared before the game was over.


Cavani Admits Neymar Dispute

Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani has admitted that there was discord between himself and Neymar Jr following the on-pitch argument over the taking of a penalty. Cavani states that the dispute has now been resolved between the pair. Cavani told RMC Sport: "It is true that there was a problem at that time with Neymar. We spoke about it together - I told him that I was the first to want him to win things individually. However, I told him there was a condition and that was that he must put the squad's collective objectives first. I am a footballing worker - I am not a star. If I have teammates who can win individual accolades, then I will do everything to help them. They must put the team's goals first, though. Gradually, we have come to an understanding. The team's superiors have taken a decision and I have respected it. The supporters whistling, this was not good for him. If I was in his position there, it sincerely would not have pleased me."


And Finally

A friendly match played at White Hart Lane between Dynamo Moscow and Arsenal in the aftermath of World War 2 saw (though saw is probably the wrong word to use) a game that turned into a farce due to thick fog. Despite both sets of players urging the game to be called off due to the conditions, the referee decided to play the game anyway. What followed was like something out of a Wacky Races cartoon as the fog made it impossible for the match officials to keep control of the game. Fans watching the game believe that at one point of the game Moscow had 15 players on the pitch as they made substitutions without taking anyone off. Arsenal had a player sent off, who then sneaked back onto the pitch to play the remainder of the match. The Gunners goalkeeper also managed to knock himself out cold running into the goalpost which he never saw, due to the thickness of the fog. It was reported at the time that the match continued with a supporter taking his place in goal! Just one question springs to mind, has refereeing actually improved since those days?

Written by Tris Burke May 03 2018 07:04:44