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Football News: Review Of The Day 22nd September 2019

Review Of The Day 22nd September 2019
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Former Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans has found a new club following his summer release. The 32 year old has signed for Dundee in the Scottish Championship.


Injury Round-Up

On-loan Leicester City striker Islam Slimani has picked up a calf strain and has been ruled out for a short period. His striker partner Wissam Ben Yedder is also going to be missing a few games after picking up a hip injury.

Werder Bremen forward Niklas Fullkrug has ruptured his cruciate ligament in his left knee in training. The 26 year old has been ruled out for a number of months.

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is to undergo a scan on a groin injury suffered in their defeat to West Ham United. Manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer said: "He's done something to his groin. We'll just have to scan it and see how hurt he is."


Zizou Believes He Has The Club's Backing

Despite a terrible start to the season, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane believes he is being backed by the club. Zidane said: "We have always had difficulties, even when we were winning. There have always been complicated moments at this club and you can always overcome them. What is said outside the club doesn't matter, as we have strength inside. I don't feel questioned, it's the other way around. If it weren't like this, it'd be better to leave. Until the last moment, the people in house have the power."


Juve Ultras Threaten Civil War

After 12 leaders of Juventus' ultras groups were arrested over extortion, violence and money laundering the ultras are threatening the club. A number of them boycotted the midweek Champions League games and made threats of chanting racist abuse if the club refused to give them free tickets. It is now planned that the stadium will post stewards in the Curva Sud, the area of the stadium that houses the ultras.


Roma Partner With Nigeria

AS Roma have signed an agreement with the Nigerian Football Federation for a 3 year partnership. Roma's Head of Strategy, Paul Rogers, said: "This formal partnership is the natural evolution of the great relationship between the NFF and Roma that began when Roma announced that with Italy absent from the 2018 World Cup, we would be supporting Nigeria. Roma's digital team began working with the Super Eagles in 2018 on their social media coverage of the World Cup and earlier this year, we again worked with Nigeria during the Africa Cup of Nations. Through our unique use of social media, and initially using the hashtag #ForzaSuperEagles, we've developed an incredible and fun rapport with Nigerian football fans, media and celebrities. Jim Pallotta [club president] has made no secret of his wish to see Roma play a match in Nigeria as a thank you to the Nigerian fans for the support they have shown us and it would be great if through this partnership, we can make that happen."


Biyik Retires

Cameroon international defender Jean Armel Kana-Biyik has retired from international football to focus on his club football. The 30 year old joined Turkish team Gazisehir Gaziantep in the summer and said on social media: "After a long reflection, I've decided to bring an end to my international career. I'm making way for younger players and I'll focus on my club career. But I'm proud to have donned the prestigious Cameroon jersey with its rich history."


Koln Sporting Director Accuses Ref Of Favouring Bayern

1. FC Koln sporting director Armin Veh has reacted furiously to their thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich after Koln defender Kingsley Ehizibue was sent off and Bayern awarded a penalty. Veh said of the referee Patrick Ittrich "could have put on a red shirt, too".


Serie A Game Paused Due To Racist Abuse

Racist chants towards Fiorentina's Brazilian full back Dalbert Henrique, who is black, from Atalanta fans saw the match between the two sides suspended on Sunday for a brief period. The referee ordered a warning to be read over the stadium's tannoy system that the game would not resume until the chants stopped. That announcement was drowned out by boos and whistles from the Atalanta supporters. Last season Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, then on loan to Borussia Dortmund, hit out at UEFA after they rejected his complaint about being racially abused by Atalanta fans in a Europa League game. Both the manager of Fiorentina, Vincenzo Montella and the manager of Atalanta, Gian Piero Gasperini, tried to sweep it under the carpet, claiming not to have heard anything. FIFA president Gianni Infantino said of the incident: "Racism is fought with education, condemning it, talking about it, you cannot have racism in society and football. In Italy, the situation has not improved and this is serious. Dalbert? It is necessary to identify those responsible and throw them out of the stadiums. It takes, as in England, the certainty of punishment. We must not be afraid to condemn the racists, we must fight them until the end."

Written by Tris Burke September 22 2019 22:44:37


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