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Football News: Review Of The Day 3rd May 2022

Review Of The Day 3rd May 2022
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Review of the Day


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Veteran MK Dons defender Dean Lewington has extended his contract to keep him at the club for next season.



Luton Town have taken Hull City goalkeeper Matt Ingram on an emergency loan deal.

West Bromwich Albion head coach Steve Bruce has confirmed that former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Major League soccer side Chicago Fire have signed Mexican winger Jairo Torres from Atlas in the Mexican Liga MX.

Najeeb Yakubu has left Vorskla Poltava to join Lugo on loan.


Injury Round Up

Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas is facing "a lengthy period out of action" according to his club side Leeds United. The 31-year-old utility man suffered a femoral fracture during the 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on Saturday.

Luton Town goalkeeper James Shea has suffered a knee injury which has ruled him out of their final two league games.


Managerial Changes

Lincoln City are looking for a new head coach after Michael Appleton left with the Imps ending the season 17th in the League One table. Last season they reached the play-off final under Appleton.


Disciplinary Charges

UEFA have banned all Russian clubs from competing in European competition next season as well as ruling the Russian bid to host Euro 2028 or 2032 ineligible. Russia have already been removed from Euro 2022, to be replaced by Portugal, who lost to them in the play-offs. The national team is also banned from the 2022-23 Nations League and will be relegated at the end of the season automatically. The ruling has had benefits for Scottish teams, with the Scottish champions now entering directly into the Champions League group stages, while the SPFL runners-up will now enter at the third round of qualifying, rather than second.

FIFA have decided against awarding any of the replays requested in African football following March's 2022 World Cup play-off matches. Algeria had demanded a replay after their defeat to Cameroon, with their national team coach Djamel Belmadi seeming to suggest the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama should be attacked. Instead Algeria were fined $3,000 over objects being thrown and fireworks being lighted. Nigeria were fined $154,000 and to play one match behind closed doors due to a pitch invasion following their defeat to Ghana. Egypt had also requested a replay of their match against Senegal over a number of incidents, including the massed use of laser pointers by Senegal fans, but were instead fined $6,000 for receiving 6 cautions in the game. Senegal were fined $180,000 due to: "Failure to implement existing safety rules and failure to ensure that law and order are maintained in the stadium, invasion of the field of play, throwing of objects, lighting of fireworks, use of laser pointers and use of objects to transmit a message that is not appropriate for a sports events - offensive banner." DR Congo are also to play a match behind closed doors following a pitch invasion in their first-leg draw with Morocco plus a fine of $123,000. They also were given another fine of $5,000 for the second leg for the throwing of objects. Morocco were given a $30,000 for that match for the "lighting of fireworks, throwing of objects and blocked stairways".


Henry Hits Out At Gooners Over Saliba

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has criticised his former club for their handling of highly rated young French defender William Saliba. Saliba joined the Gunners in 2019 for over £25m from Saint-Etienne, but has not been given a single first-team chance at the club, instead being sent on loan back to Ligue 1. The youngster has starred in each of his 3 seasons back on loan, prompting questions as to why he has not been given a chance, rather than big money defensive signings, such as Ben White being brought in from Brighton & Hove Albion for over £50m. Henry said: "They didn't even let him make a mistake. He left before an error. He didn't even have the chance to compete for his place. What he is doing here is extraordinary. He was rewarded with a selection for the France team. Now he belongs to Arsenal, I don't know where he will end up. We have seen that it was a little difficult for him to express himself on the subject. What I know is that he could have been in the Arsenal group. I am not Mikel Arteta, but I found it difficult for him. Anyway, he responded well and that's the most important thing."


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Written by Tris Burke May 03 2022 02:43:14


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