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September 14, 2021

September 14, 2021 at 4:36 PM EDT

That’s all folks!

Thank you for hanging out with us today as we brought you the latest news and updates from Young Boys’ 2-1 win over Manchester United in the Champions League.

If you want, you can head over to our match live blog here as Barcelona host Bayern Munich. The visitors are currently leading 2-0.

Or if you’d prefer some late night reading, you can check out The Athletic’s 10 players set to light up the group stage.

Have a great evening!

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

Champions League: 10 players set to light up the group stage

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Champions League: 10 players set to light up the group stage

September 14, 2021 at 4:17 PM EDT

Harvey Elliott injury update

Heart-warming news for Liverpool fans!

Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott has had successful surgery on his left ankle and is expected to play again this season.

The 18-year-old suffered a fracture-dislocation following a challenge from Leeds’s Pascal Struijk in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 win over the hosts.

To find out more about Elliott’s recovery, click here.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

September 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM EDT

Elsewhere in Europe

There are six Champions League games on right now. Some have been slower burners while others have seen goals galore! Here are the half-time scores:

Barcelona 0 – 1 Bayern Munich

Dynamo Kyiv 0 – 0 Benfica

Villarreal 1 – 1 Atalanta

Lille 0 – 0 Vfl Wolfsburg

Chelsea 0 – 0 Zenit

Malmo 0 – 3 Juventus

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

September 14, 2021 at 3:42 PM EDT

Worrying stats for United

A concerning 13 per cent of United’s total defeats in the Champions League have come under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

That is seven losses out of 54. Solskjaer has been in charge of 11 of those matches.

Can the Norwegian turn things around?

Stat courtesy of OptaJoe.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

September 14, 2021 at 3:24 PM EDT

Post-match quotes

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire spoke to the media after their defeat to Young Boys. He was asked about the red card to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

He said: “I’m sure in slow motion every tackle you make something for it. Any tackle that’s a foul you can say they go over the ball, but I can’t comment.”

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

September 14, 2021 at 2:45 PM EDT

Full-time: Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United

No time to restart – Young Boys pick up the three points in the most dramatic fashion!

The game totally turned from the moment Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off in the first-half – and United could not hold out.

Jordan Siebatcheu scores the winner after a massive error from Jesse Lingard – the home side were well worth their win.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:43 PM EDT

A huge mistake from Jesse Lingard gifts Young Boys the win!

90+5 mins – Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United: Young Boys steal it right at the death!

Jesse Lingard receives the ball in midfield and tries to play a backpass to De Gea – but his attempt is woefully short and Jordan Siebatcheu pounces to fire into the corner!

A huge shock on the opening night of the Champions League.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:39 PM EDT

A WINNER FOR YOUNG BOYS!

90+5 mins – Young Boys 2-1 Manchester United: Wow!

Young Boys have stolen it right at the end!

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:38 PM EDT

More subs for the home side

90+1 mins: Young Boys 1-1 Manchester United: Last two changes for Young Boys – Wilfried Kanga and Cedric Zesiger are on.

Meschack Elia and Sandro Lauper are off.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:33 PM EDT

Good save from De Gea!

88 mins – Young Boys 1-1 Manchester United: Fingertips from David de Gea!

Lauper tries his luck from distance and De Gea has to tip it over.

Heading into stoppage time…

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:31 PM EDT

Young Boys looking for the winner

86 mins – Young Boys 1-1 Manchester United: Ngamaleu is looking for his second but he slices a knock down wide from distance.

Just a few minutes left!

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:28 PM EDT

Double change for Young Boys

82 mins – Young Boys 1-1 Manchester United: A brief lull in the game after a non-stop second-half sees Young Boys make two changes.

Martins Pereira and Hefti are replaced by Fabian Rieder and Miralem Sulejmani.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:25 PM EDT

FIFPro call for international match calendar reform with reduced player workload

FIFPro have released a statement calling for international football calendar reform to recognise the need for reduced player workload.

FIFPro is the global players’ union and represents over 65,000 professional footballers worldwide.

Last week, FIFA announced plans to explore the possibility of reorganising the international calendar to facilitate a World Cup every two years. FIFPro does not believe that FIFA’s process will sufficiently ensure the safeguarding of players.

Their statement said: “Proposals isolating further expansions such as a biennial World Cup — as well as other competition reforms under discussion — are inadequate in the absence of solutions for existing problems.

“Without the agreement of the players, who bring all competitions to life on the pitch, no such reforms will have the required legitimacy.”

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

Football’s next big fight: A World Cup every two years

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Football’s next big fight: A World Cup every two years

September 14, 2021 at 2:17 PM EDT

Ronaldo and Fernandes subbed off

72 mins – Young Boys 1-1 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to the Young Boys equaliser by taking off Cristano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes – on come Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic as United look to try and regain some kind of control.

Can either side find a winner?

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:13 PM EDT

Young Boys are level!

66 mins – Young Boys 1-1 Manchester United: You can’t say it hasn’t been coming!

Elia gets down the right-hand side – he has been very good this evening – and his low ball in takes a couple of deflections before Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu sticks out a leg and pokes past David de Gea.

The roof has been raised at the Wankdorf Stadium!

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:09 PM EDT

Varane booked for time wasting

64 mins – Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United: Raphael Varane picks up a booking for taking too long on a free-kick.

The home crowd’s mood is lifted even more.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

Huge appeal for a penalty!

53 mins – Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United: Ronaldo is fuming!

He nips in behind Mohamed Camara and is through on goal – and goes down under contact from the defender.

Ronaldo pleads his case but the French referee is not convinced.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 1:55 PM EDT

Martins Pereira goes in the book

50 mins – Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United: The referee pulls the game back and shows Martins Pereira a yellow card for a trip on Bruno Fernandes.

The Wankdorf Stadium is not happy with the decision – but the noise from the home fans is creeping up

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 1:50 PM EDT

Varane brought on for Van de Beek

46 mins – Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brings on Raphael Varane in place of Donny van de Beek – whose first start of the season lasts just 45 minutes.

United go to a three in defence.

Young Boys make an attacking change – forward Jordan Siebatcheu is on for Vincent Sierro.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 1:36 PM EDT

Half-time: Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United

Manchester United will be relieved to hear the half-time whistle as they have been bombarded since the sending off.

It all started so well when Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal in two games since his sensational return to the club after 12 years away.

The momentum has swung since Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s red card for a high challenge on Christopher Martins Pereira.

What does the second period have in store?

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 1:31 PM EDT

Sierro tries his luck

42 mins – Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United: Another effort from distance for the home side.

Midfielder Vincent Sierro tries his luck from 25 yards – but De Gea is down comfortably.

The ninth effort of the game for Young Boys – and their second on target.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 1:27 PM EDT

Glorious chance for Young Boys

38 mins – Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United: Fassnacht cuts across the ball well at the back post but it swerves just wide of De Gea’s post!

The home side growing in confidence after the sending off.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 1:25 PM EDT

Wan-Bissaka sent off!

34 mins – Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United: Aaron Wan-Bissaka receives his marching orders.

An ugly challenge on Christopher Martins Pereira – high on the ankle – and referee Francois Letexier does not hesitate in pulling out the red card.

Jadon Sancho makes way for Diogo Dalot to shore up the right-hand side.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 1:14 PM EDT

Chances at both ends!

24 mins – Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United: A shot on target for both sides within seconds.

Christian Fassnacht forces a good low save from David de Gea from range – before United counter but goalkeeper David von Ballmoos is equal to Ronaldo’s left-footed strike.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 1:07 PM EDT

Pele to be moved out of intensive care after surgery on colon tumour

We will also be keeping across the day’s other news from the world of football.

Brazil legend Pele will be moved out of intensive care in the next few days after having surgery to remove a tumour from his colon.

The 80-year-old has been having treatment at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo since August 31. The tumour was detected on his colon as part of routine tests.

Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento took to Instagram to say her father “is doing well” after the procedure.

Pele has struggled with his health in recent years. He had prostate surgery in 2015 and was admitted to hospital in 2019 for a urinary infection.

The three-time World Cup winner is Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer with 77 goals to his name. He also scored at four individual World Cups and won the Brazilian title six times with Santos, along with two Copa Libertadores.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 1:02 PM EDT

It’s that man again!

13 mins – Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United: Of course it was him!

Cristiano Ronaldo takes just 13 minutes to score on his Champions League return for Manchester United.

Bruno Fernandes bends a beautiful ball from the left-wing into his compatriot’s path – and Ronaldo’s side-footed effort squirms under the keeper and in.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 12:52 PM EDT

First chance goes to Young Boys

3 mins – Young Boys 0-0 Manchester United: Almost a shock lead for the home side.

Meschak Elia shrugs off Fred in midfield and drives towards United’s goal – but rolls his shot wide of the far post.

De Gea probably would have had it covered.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 12:45 PM EDT

Solskjaer ‘looking forward’ to watching Van de Beek

Donny van de Beek makes his first start of the season this evening – and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed by the Dutchman’s improvement in pre-season.

Speaking to BT Sport, he said: “We know what he is capable of doing.

“He has been working very, very hard over the summer and he is stronger and fitter, and I’m looking forward to seeing him.”

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

Van de Beek’s physical transformation plan to try and reignite Manchester United career

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Van de Beek’s physical transformation plan to try and reignite Manchester United career

September 14, 2021 at 12:20 PM EDT

Solskjaer: We want to go all the way this season

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eyeing Champions League glory this season but conceded it will be difficult.

The Red Devils were knocked out in the group stages of the competition last season – but Solskjaer believes his side are well equipped to go much further.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Monday, he said: “The aim is to go all the way (in the Champions League) but we know it’s going to be difficult. It always is. But we’ve added some quality, experience and youth into the squad and hopefully we are better prepared for what’s to come.

“This team has grown and matured over the last few seasons, that was always the plan.

“When I came in we wanted a team with experience and quality who could challenge. David sat next to me, Harry has been here for a few years now, Raphael and Cristiano.

“We’ve learned. The group is special as a unit, they look after each other and it’s going to stand us in good stead.”

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

The secrets of Solskjaer’s reign at Manchester United: Now can he deliver?

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The secrets of Solskjaer’s reign at Manchester United: Now can he deliver?

September 14, 2021 at 12:02 PM EDT

Ronaldo equals Champions League appearance record

Cristiano Ronaldo will equal the all-time Champions League appearance record when he takes to the field at the Wankdorf Stadium.

The 36-year-old will move level with former Real Madrid teammate Iker Casillas on 177 – and will be looking to add to his record 134 goals in the competition.

The Portuguese star has been the embodiment of professionalism for nearly 20 years – but what is he like to manage?

Read on below to find out.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

The talent, the work ethic and the ego: what’s it like to manage Cristiano Ronaldo?

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The talent, the work ethic and the ego: what’s it like to manage Cristiano Ronaldo?

September 14, 2021 at 11:51 AM EDT

Team news – Ronaldo and Van de Beek start, Fred returns

The teams are out – Manchester United make three changes from their 4-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

Victor Lindelof comes in for Raphael Varane, Fred replaces Nemanja Matic and Donny van de Beek makes his first start of the season. Cristiano Ronaldo continues up front.

Young Boys: Von Ballmoos, Heftl, Camara, Lauper, Garcia, Sierro, Pereira, Fassnacht, Aebischer, Ngamaleu, Elia

Subs: Zbinden, Faivre, Zesiger, Spielmann, Kanga, Sulejmani, Jankewitz, Burgy, Siebatcheu, Mambimbi, Maceiras, Rieder

Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Van de Beek, Fred, Sancho, Fernandes, Pogba, Ronaldo

Subs: Heaton, Kovar, Bailly, Dalot, Varane, Mata, Matic, Lingard, Elanga, Greenwood, Martial

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 11:38 AM EDT

Young Boys vs Manchester United – Live!

The Champions League is back – and Manchester United kick things off with a trip to northern Switzerland to face Young Boys.

Stay tuned for live updates!

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 11:29 AM EDT

Koeman: Barca ‘can hurt Bayern’ in first meeting since 8-2

Tuesday’s meeting between Barcelona and Bayern Munich is the first since the Spanish side’s 8-2 humiliation at the hands of the Germans in the 2019/20 quarter-final.

Bayern ran riot in Lisbon, scoring four times in each half as the Barca suffered their heaviest defeat in nearly 70 years.

Manager Quique Setien was sacked shortly after and replaced with former defender Ronald Koeman.

He said: “It’s been more than a year and several players suffered a lot from that game. We have a unique opportunity tomorrow.

“We can hurt Bayern and we have a good team for that. We have to play our style to hurt the opponent.”

“Everybody associated with Barcelona was traumatised by what happened. Even 13 months later, not all of them are over it,” say The Athletic’s Dermot Corrigan and Raphael Honigstein.

Go Further below.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

‘I did not know what the f*** was going on’ – inside Barcelona’s 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich

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‘I did not know what the f*** was going on’ – inside Barcelona’s 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich

September 14, 2021 at 10:52 AM EDT

Champions League takes centre stage on Tuesday

August’s Champions League draw gave us some intriguing groups and exciting fixtures to look forward to over the next three months – and it all begins today!

Tuesday’s fixtures in full:

Group E

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich

Dynamo Kiev vs Benfica

Group F

Young Boys vs Manchester United

Villarreal vs Atalanta

Group G

Sevilla vs Salzburg

Lille vs Wolfsburg

Group H

Chelsea vs Zenit St Petersburg

Malmo vs Juventus

For a full breakdown on the 2021/22 Champions League group stage – read below.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

Champions League draw: Is it PSG’s year? Who will surprise us? And which is the real group of death

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Champions League draw: Is it PSG’s year? Who will surprise us? And which is the real group of death

September 14, 2021 at 10:08 AM EDT

Klopp: 2005 final ‘one of the biggest football sensations ever’

Any Champions League meeting between Liverpool and AC Milan naturally evokes memories of the 2005 final in Istanbul – which Liverpool came from 3-0 down at half-time to win on penalties.

Current manager Jurgen Klopp was asked about the game ahead of his sides’ Group B opener against the Italian side on Wednesday.

“I was thinking about not watching the second-half to be honest!

“It looked like the game was decided.

“It became then one of the biggest football sensations ever and I was really happy that I didn’t switch the telly off and watched the whole game.”

Relive the 2005 Champions League final with The Athletic’s Simon Hughes and James Pearce below.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

The miracle of Istanbul, told by the men who performed it

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The miracle of Istanbul, told by the men who performed it

September 14, 2021 at 9:39 AM EDT

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out of AC Milan’s game against Liverpool

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss AC Milan’s game against Liverpool on Wednesday night due to an issue with his Achilles tendon.

Ibrahimovic made his return from injury against Lazio at the weekend, scoring in Milan’s 2-0 victory at the San Siro. It was a significant boost for Milan ahead of their first Champions League game of the season at Anfield.

It is understood that Ibrahimovic is only missing out as a precautionary measure, having suffered from some tightness around his Achilles’ tendon since his return to action at the weekend from a knee injury suffered in early May.

The 39-year-old scored 15 goals in 19 Serie A appearance for seven-time winners Milan last season, who are back in the Champions League after eight years away.

So how are the Italian side looking to restore their former glory?

Go Further with The Athletic writer James Horncastle’s piece below.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

Inside AC Milan: Waking a sleeping giant

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Inside AC Milan: Waking a sleeping giant

September 14, 2021 at 9:20 AM EDT

Rodri: ‘No regrets’ from Champions League final

Midfielder Rodri joined his manager in previewing Wednesday’s game – and said they have “no regrets” from their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in Porto – but it still lingers in the memory.

“We did a great season, we were proud of what we achieved. As I say, it was the first time in our history that we arrived in the final. All the players in the squad has a bit more ambition and experience every year.

“There are no regrets – we have to be so proud and happy about the experience. The Champions League is like this, decided by a little difference. Now we face Leipzig and we can start building this season to win the Champions League.”

“It’s in our head but we are focused on tomorrow.”

Who do you think will win the Champions League this season? Join our discussion below!

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

Who will win the Champions League and why?

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Who will win the Champions League and why?

September 14, 2021 at 9:11 AM EDT

Guardiola speaks ahead of Leipzig clash

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media ahead of their opening Champions League group game against Leipzig tomorrow.

City are looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Chelsea in the final in May.

“Sport is always a new challenge. What happened in the past happened in the past, it’s a new competition,” said Guardiola.

“We lost the final against a good contender. We’ll try again but every team wants to win. We have to prepare well for the game and continue the rhythm of the last few games. We were at a high level and we have to continue this way.”

The Spaniard is expecting a tough test ahead of City’s first-ever meeting with the German side.

“Leipzig always very good – they have a strong philosophy. Young players, dynamic, physical, strong.

“One step at a time. Tomorrow (we play) Leipzig, and always important to start well, especially at home.”

Read more on Leipzig and their new manager, Jesse Marsch, in the piece below.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

Jesse Marsch and the pursuit of perfection: ‘To defeat Bayern, you have to have a fearless mentality’

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Jesse Marsch and the pursuit of perfection: ‘To defeat Bayern, you have to have a fearless mentality’

September 14, 2021 at 8:37 AM EDT

Vaccine passports to be mandatory at grounds in England in event of COVID winter surge

The government has announced that a mandatory vaccination certificate will be required to attend football games in England in the event of a COVID winter surge.

Under the COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan, released today, these certificates will be required at:

  • All nightclubs
  • Indoor crowded settings with 500 or more attendees
  • Outdoor crowded settings with 4,000 or more attendees
  • Any setting with 100,000 or more attendees

Unlike the current NHS COVID Pass, this will be for full vaccinations only, with some exemptions.

“If Plan B is implemented, at that point the NHS COVID Pass will change to display full vaccination only. Exemptions will continue to apply for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, for those on COVID vaccine clinical trials, and for under 18s.”

This roadmap only affects England, with devolved governments in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland responsible for their own plans.

The Athletic UK Staff

The Athletic UK Staff

September 14, 2021 at 8:22 AM EDT

Champions League: 10 players set to light up the group stage

Champions League: 10 players set to light up the group stage

It’s a Tuesday in mid-September and that can only mean one thing – the Champions League is back.

Ahead of the new campaign, as the best footballers in the world prepare to pit themselves against each other in Europe’s top club competition, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to profile 10 players to watch across the group stage and beyond.

The Athletic’s Mark Carey has crunched the numbers to bring you the list – which you can find below!

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

Champions League: 10 players set to light up the group stage

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Champions League: 10 players set to light up the group stage

September 14, 2021 at 8:00 AM EDT

Harvey Elliott’s ankle surgery to take place in London today, says Jurgen Klopp

Harvey Elliott is likely to have surgery on his injured ankle in London today, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Athletic reported he was expected to have the operation on Tuesday shortly after his injury. Klopp has now confirmed that in his press conference ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with AC Milan.

The German manager said: “I spoke to him after the game. He was in the best possible place. He accepted it already. Today he’s in London and will probably have the surgery today. That’s the next step on the way back. We wait for news after that.”

Liverpool teenager Elliott was on the receiving end of a challenge from Pascal Struijk in the second half. There was immediate concern from both sets of players following the incident and the defender was sent off as a result of the challenge.

The 18-year-old later absolved Struijk of any blame for the injury and said the tackle was not worthy of a red card.

James Pearce

James Pearce·

Liverpool Correspondent

Liverpool floored by Elliott injury but Klopp will not let negativity creep in

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Liverpool floored by Elliott injury but Klopp will not let negativity creep in

September 14, 2021 at 7:44 AM EDT

Leeds to appeal Pascal Struijk’s suspension after red card vs Liverpool

Leeds United are set to appeal the red card shown to Pascal Struijk for the tackle which left Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott with a dislocated ankle.

The Athletic understands that Leeds plan to submit paperwork to the Football Association this afternoon in the hope of overturning the three-match ban Struijk is facing.

The centre-back was sent off in the second half of Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at Elland Road after his sliding challenge resulted in Elliott being stretchered from the pitch and taken to hospital.

Phil Hay

Phil Hay·

Leeds United Correspondent

How do Leeds start ticking again? Newcastle should bring some answers

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How do Leeds start ticking again? Newcastle should bring some answers

September 14, 2021 at 7:33 AM EDT

Verona sack manager Di Francesco after just four games

Hellas Verona have sacked manager Eusebio Di Francesco after just four games in charge of the Serie A club.

The 52-year-old was only appointed in early June – but has been swiftly dismissed after starting the season with three league defeats in a row, the latest a 1-0 loss at Bologna on Monday – leaving Verona 19th in the table.

Di Francesco’s only win came against third-division side Catanzaro in the Coppa Italia at the start of August.

Paavan Mohindru

Paavan Mohindru

September 14, 2021 at 7:23 AM EDT

Ajax’s Bob Marley tribute ‘Three Little Birds’ shirt banned by UEFA

Ajax’s Bob Marley tribute ‘Three Little Birds’ shirt banned by UEFA

UEFA has banned Ajax from wearing a ‘Three Little Birds’ motif on the back of their Bob Marley-inspired third kit.

The shirt originally had three birds — in red, yellow, and green — sewn just underneath the back of the collar, commemorating the 1977 reggae classic, but they were absent for Ajax’s 2-0 Eredivisie win at PEC Zwolle on Saturday – the first time the club had worn their alternate shirt.

Commenting on the removal of the detail, the Amsterdam club said: “The European Football Association [UEFA] sees it as a different expression than the club logo, logo clothing sponsor or sleeve sponsor. Other expressions are not allowed.”

Jacob Whitehead

Jacob Whitehead

September 14, 2021 at 7:14 AM EDT

Hello and welcome!

A hearty hello and welcome to The Athletic’s live news blog for Tuesday.

We’ll be bringing you the latest news from the world of football, as well as building up to the start of the Champions League. Stay with us throughout the day!

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Chippa United vs Orlando Pirates on SABC 1, Sundowns & Chiefs snubbed – The South African

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FIFA says survey shows majority of fans back more frequent Soccer World Cups – SABC News

FIFA says it has fan backing for the much-criticised plan to shift to a biennial World Cup after releasing a summary of the results of an opinion survey of supporters.
The proposals, which have been outlined by FIFA’s head of Global Football Development, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, have been met with widespread opposition from within the game.
FIFA’s congress in May voted by a large majority to conduct a feasibility study into the potential of holding the World Cup every two years instead of every four.
FIFA used Germany sports research company IRIS and polling company YouGov and said the 15,000 respondents “were identified as expressing an interest in football and the FIFA World Cup, from a broader market research survey involving 23 000 people in 23 countries, across the organisation’s six confederations”.
It said the majority of fans would like to see a more frequent men’s World Cup and of those respondents, a majority preferred a biennial competition.
FIFA later revealed a more detailed summary of the results which showed that while a majority of those surveyed favoured a more frequent tournament, the largest amount of support among all age groups was to maintain the status quo of holding the event every four years.
The only continental confederation whose fans did not place every four years as the most popular answer was in Africa where there was a tie on 35% for a time gap of four years and two years.
FIFA said in a statement that “there are considerable differences between the so-called traditional markets and the developing football markets” and said that younger fans were more open to change.
The organisation said an expanded survey involving 100 000 people in more than 100 countries was currently under way.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has threatened a European boycott of the World Cup should the plans go ahead against his organisation’s wishes.
South American confederation CONMEBOL has also come out against the plan along with the World Leagues Forum which represents the major national leagues
Players union FIFPRO has said it has concerns about expanded workloads and a lack of consultation.
However, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said it welcomes the consultation process and CONCACAF, which organises the game in North and Central America and the Caribbean, says it is studying the plans.
Wenger says the status quo causes too much disruption and forces players to make too many long trips around the world for qualifiers and friendly matches.
He says his system would streamline the process while still keeping the balance of 80% club football and 20% national team football.

FIFA says it has fan backing for the much-criticised plan to shift to a biennial World Cup after releasing a summary of the results of an opinion survey of supporters.

The proposals, which have been outlined by FIFA’s head of Global Football Development, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, have been met with widespread opposition from within the game.

FIFA’s congress in May voted by a large majority to conduct a feasibility study into the potential of holding the World Cup every two years instead of every four.

FIFA used Germany sports research company IRIS and polling company YouGov and said the 15,000 respondents “were identified as expressing an interest in football and the FIFA World Cup, from a broader market research survey involving 23 000 people in 23 countries, across the organisation’s six confederations”.

It said the majority of fans would like to see a more frequent men’s World Cup and of those respondents, a majority preferred a biennial competition.

FIFA later revealed a more detailed summary of the results which showed that while a majority of those surveyed favoured a more frequent tournament, the largest amount of support among all age groups was to maintain the status quo of holding the event every four years.

The only continental confederation whose fans did not place every four years as the most popular answer was in Africa where there was a tie on 35% for a time gap of four years and two years.

FIFA said in a statement that “there are considerable differences between the so-called traditional markets and the developing football markets” and said that younger fans were more open to change.

The organisation said an expanded survey involving 100 000 people in more than 100 countries was currently under way.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has threatened a European boycott of the World Cup should the plans go ahead against his organisation’s wishes.

South American confederation CONMEBOL has also come out against the plan along with the World Leagues Forum which represents the major national leagues

Players union FIFPRO has said it has concerns about expanded workloads and a lack of consultation.

However, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said it welcomes the consultation process and CONCACAF, which organises the game in North and Central America and the Caribbean, says it is studying the plans.

Wenger says the status quo causes too much disruption and forces players to make too many long trips around the world for qualifiers and friendly matches.

He says his system would streamline the process while still keeping the balance of 80% club football and 20% national team football.

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Igesund would 'consider' Orlando Pirates job if offer is tabled – MSN UK

Former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he would consider returning for a second stint with Orlando Pirates if they approach him. The Pirates job was left vacant following the departure of Josef Zinnbauer on August 16, leaving Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids as interim co-coaches. Cavin Johnson has also been linked with Pirates, with rumours flaring up after he reportedly stepped down from his role as assistant to Pitso Mosimane at African football heavyweights Al Ahly. With the Buccaneers unconvincing this season under the stand-in coaches, they might be forced to turn to Johnson or any other coach while Igesund who guided them to the Premier Soccer League title during the 2000/01 season would not turn them down. “Without a doubt [I am available if Pirates table an offer]. I won the league with that team,” Igesund told Goal. “But I have a football academy as you know. We have a proper football academy. The project is fully operational at the moment. I have 15 coaches and other staff in place, I have my own facilities, tutor programmes, so everything is in place. My academy can run quite nicely with the people I have. “But I will definitely consider them. Pirates are a big institution in South African football without a doubt. I had good times when I was there. I won the championship with them. The first year with them I won the BP Top Eight Cup, I reached the Rothmans Cup final.” A four-time PSL title-winning coach with Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, Santos and Manning Rangers, Igesund has changed gears in his career since his last PSL job with Highlands Park in 2017. The 65-years-old, who also had a stint with Bafana, says he has turned down offers from some PSL clubs but would be open for a return to the Soweto giants. “I’m still very active, I’m strong, I have done a lot for the game. I have been offered other jobs but I didn’t take them because they weren’t exciting for me,” said Igesund. “If I get back [to coaching a PSL team], I want to win the championship. I want a team which believes they can win the championship. If they were interested, they would obviously talk to me and I would consider something like that. “You know I’m a very strong person and I don’t take nonsense, I make things happen. Every team I have coached has won the championship in the first year I am there. I don’t need eight months to get the team right.” There has been pressure at Pirates to end a decade-long PSL title drought, a period in which they have watched their Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs winning it twice and Mamelodi Sundowns asserting their dominance with six titles. 

Former Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he would consider returning for a second stint with Orlando Pirates if they approach him.

The Pirates job was left vacant following the departure of Josef Zinnbauer on August 16, leaving Mandla Ncikazi and Fadlu Davids as interim co-coaches.

Cavin Johnson has also been linked with Pirates, with rumours flaring up after he reportedly stepped down from his role as assistant to Pitso Mosimane at African football heavyweights Al Ahly.

With the Buccaneers unconvincing this season under the stand-in coaches, they might be forced to turn to Johnson or any other coach while Igesund who guided them to the Premier Soccer League title during the 2000/01 season would not turn them down.

“Without a doubt [I am available if Pirates table an offer]. I won the league with that team,” Igesund told Goal.

“But I have a football academy as you know. We have a proper football academy. The project is fully operational at the moment. I have 15 coaches and other staff in place, I have my own facilities, tutor programmes, so everything is in place. My academy can run quite nicely with the people I have.

“But I will definitely consider them. Pirates are a big institution in South African football without a doubt. I had good times when I was there. I won the championship with them. The first year with them I won the BP Top Eight Cup, I reached the Rothmans Cup final.”

A four-time PSL title-winning coach with Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, Santos and Manning Rangers, Igesund has changed gears in his career since his last PSL job with Highlands Park in 2017.

The 65-years-old, who also had a stint with Bafana, says he has turned down offers from some PSL clubs but would be open for a return to the Soweto giants.

“I’m still very active, I’m strong, I have done a lot for the game. I have been offered other jobs but I didn’t take them because they weren’t exciting for me,” said Igesund.

“If I get back [to coaching a PSL team], I want to win the championship. I want a team which believes they can win the championship. If they were interested, they would obviously talk to me and I would consider something like that.

“You know I’m a very strong person and I don’t take nonsense, I make things happen. Every team I have coached has won the championship in the first year I am there. I don’t need eight months to get the team right.”

There has been pressure at Pirates to end a decade-long PSL title drought, a period in which they have watched their Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs winning it twice and Mamelodi Sundowns asserting their dominance with six titles. 

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