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Is Declan Rice the next Grealish?

Declan Rice has stirred a hornets nest in Ireland after national manager Martin O’Neill announced that the youngster was left out of the most recent ROI squad as he was still contemplating his international future. Rice has been a regular for Ireland at youth levels and has even featured in friendlies for the senior team,… Read More »

Poland coach Nawalka steps down

The Polish FA have announced that Adam Nawalka’s contract will not be extended after the national team’s early exit from the World Cup. Poland were in a relatively easily group with Japan, Senegal and Colombia, but losses to the Teranga Lions and Los Cafetaros made them the first European nation to exit the tournament and… Read More »

Ralph Hasenhuttl leaves RB Leipzig

Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig have announced that they have parted ways with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. The 50 year old Austrian had a contract with the club till 2019, but was keen on an extension, something the Leipzig board weren’t keen on giving. Under Hasenhuttl, Leipzig secured an amazing second place finish behind Bayern Munich in… Read More »

Bayern fall short in pursuit of Champions League glory

It was a case of close but no cigar for Bayern Munich in the 2017/18 Champions League. The Bavarians were eliminated by Real Madrid after an exciting double header and not even the most ardent Los Blancos fan would claim that the Spanish outfit dominated the tie.