September 20, 2022 at 4:14 p.m. EDT

An exclusive with Bruno Fernandes

Athleticism Adam Crafton spoke to the Manchester United attacking midfielder to discuss a range of issues…

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

September 20, 2022 at 2:49 p.m. EDT

Atletico condemn racist abuse of Vinicius and pledge to ban those identified

Following the racist chants aimed at Vinicius ahead of the Madrid derby on Sunday, Atletico issued a statement earlier today.

It read: “Atletico Madrid categorically condemns the inadmissible chants that a minority of supporters started outside the stadium ahead of the derby.

“For this, we have contacted the authorities to offer them our maximum collaboration in the investigation of the events that took place outside the stadium and to demand the identification of those who participated in them in order to proceed with the immediate expulsion of those who are members of the club.

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Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

September 20, 2022 at 1:37 p.m. EDT

Toney ‘never doubted’ he would get the England call-up

“I never doubted,” he said, “I feel like I have full confidence in myself. I feel like you just have to keep working hard and it’s still more enjoyable when you get the chance.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

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Ivan Toney ‘never doubted’ he would win England call-up

September 20, 2022 at 12:57 EDT

Russia excluded from Euro 2024 qualifiers

UEFA has upheld a ban on Russian football following its invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

September 20, 2022 at 12:23 EDT

Christoph Freund confirms he will stay in Salzburg

He had become the favorite to take on the role of sporting director at Chelsea.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

September 20, 2022 at 11:36 a.m. EDT

Forest make another signing…

Goalkeeper Adnan Kanuric has joined the club, but will join the U21 squad.

Kanuric, who turned 22 last month, has impressed on trial in recent weeks when he worked with the first team.

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Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

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Nottingham Forest sign goalkeeper Adnan Kanuric

September 20, 2022 at 10:48 a.m. EDT

Manager at center of blackmail case under FA investigation and possible ban

The football manager at the center of an extraordinary blackmail affair – revealed by Athleticism last week – faces a Football Association investigation and the likelihood of a ban.

Luke Boscher

Luke Boscher·

Junior Editor, News

September 20, 2022 at 9:59 EDT

Sven Botman withdraws from Netherlands U21 squad to focus on Newcastle

Sven Botman turned down the opportunity to join the Netherlands Under-21 team in order to focus on his career at Newcastle United.

The 22-year-old centre-back – who joined Newcastle from Lille in a deal worth up to €37million plus add-ons in June – was an unused substitute in the 1-0 draw. 1 of his team against Bournemouth on Saturday.

He has since told Netherlands Under-21 coach Erwin van de Looi that he wants to train with Newcastle during the current international break.

Click here to read the full story.

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Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 9:24 a.m. EDT

Youri Tielemans happy to get away from struggling Leicester’s ‘difficult’ environment

Youri Tielemans has suggested life is ‘tough’ at Premier League bottom Leicester City.

Leicester have lost their last two matches 5-2 and 6-2 against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur respectively. They collected just one point in seven games and lost six league games in a row.

Tielemans is now away with Belgium for their Nations League games but admitted the situation at the King Power Stadium was not good.

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Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 7:37 a.m. EDT

Jordan Henderson added to England squad for matches against Italy and Germany

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been added to the England squad for Nations League matches against Italy and Germany after recovering from injury.

The 32-year-old has already linked up with the St. George’s Park side as they continue to prepare for their upcoming games.

Henderson was initially ruled out for three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Newcastle United on August 31.

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Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 6:49 a.m. EDT

A minute of silence in honor of Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland against Ukraine

Scotland have confirmed that they will observe a minute’s silence before their match against Ukraine in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 05:56 EDT

England confirm Morgan Gibbs-White and Keane Lewis-Potter out of England U21 squad to face Italy and Germany

England have confirmed that Morgan Gibbs-White and Keane Lewis-Potter have pulled out of the England Under-21 squad to face Italy and Germany.

Both players will return to their clubs for assessments over the next few days.

It has also been confirmed that midfielder Tyler Morton has been called up for the first time as a replacement for manager Lee Carsley.

Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 5:25 a.m. EDT

Barcelona expect a profit of 274 million euros this season

Barcelona have forecast a profit of €274m (£240m, $274m) for the current 2022-23 season.

The Spanish side also claim to have recorded a profit of 98 million euros with a turnover of 1.017 billion euros for the financial year 2021-22.

Barcelona had their spending cap raised by La Liga to €656.5m earlier this month after deciding to straighten out their financial situation this summer.

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Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 04:21 EDT

Oldham Athletic appoint David Unsworth as manager

Oldham Athletic have confirmed the appointment of David Unsworth as the club’s new first-team manager.

Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 3:50 a.m. EDT

Ten Hag brought Guardiola and Klopp ‘discipline’ to Manchester United – Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes believes Erik ten Hag brought a disciplined attitude to Manchester United, similar to the styles of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.

United confirmed Ten Hag’s arrival as their new manager in April this year, with the Dutchman agreeing to move from Ajax to the Premier League club.

Whilst off to a rocky start with worrying defeats to Brighton and Brentford, United have since won their last four Premier League matches in a row, including victories over Liverpool and current leaders Arsenal.

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Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 2:40 a.m. EDT

ICYMI: Hugo Lloris withdraws from the French team due to a thigh injury

Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris has withdrawn from the France squad for their upcoming Nations League games due to a thigh injury.

France captain Lloris will miss games against Austria and Denmark and has been replaced by Nantes no.1 Alban Lafont in Didier Deschamps’ squad.

Lloris played the full 90 minutes in Spurs’ 6-2 win over Leicester City on Saturday and impressed with his excellent shot save during the game.

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Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 2:20 a.m. EDT

Chelsea sporting director appointment not imminent, chances are Christoph Freund will stay at Red Bull Salzburg

The installation of a sporting director at Chelsea is not imminent and there is a good chance that favorite Christoph Freund will now stay at Red Bull Salzburg.

Optimism inside Stamford Bridge that a deal for Freund was almost done would have been premature, with Salzburg keen to keep him.

Find out more from our football correspondent, David Ornstein.

Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News

September 20, 2022 at 2:12 a.m. EDT

Good morning!

We’ll be preparing for all of the Nations League matches taking place this week, and bringing you live updates throughout the Premier League. Stick around for updates!

Omar Garrick

Omar Garrick·

Editor-in-Chief, News