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Tunisia star Youssef Msakni set to miss World Cup after knee injury

3 months 1 week ago
Youssef Msakni will not be able to play for Tunisia in the World Cup. Tunisia's top player, Youssef Msakni, is set to miss the World Cup after suffering a knee ligament injury. The technically gifted attacking midfielder tore a cruciate ligament while playing for Qatari club Al-Duhail in a 5-2 win over Al-Sailiya. Al-Duhail said in a statement that Msakni "will be absent for three to four months." Unbeaten during their qualifying campaign, Tunisia are making a return to the World Cup for the first time in 12 years. The Eagles of Carthage will take part in their fifth...
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Juventus need 'top performance' against Real Madrid - Max Allegri

3 months 1 week ago
Paulo Dybala's hat trick helped Juventus to all three points against Benevento. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri saw his team take another stride towards Serie A glory and told them to show Real Madrid their true colours at the Bernabeu. The Scudetto is not yet wrapped up, but a 4-2 win at Benevento on Saturday allowed Juventus to build a seven-point cushion over Napoli. That was a lead they knew could be clipped to four on Sunday when the second-placed Neapolitans play Chievo. After the disappointment of losing 3-0 at home to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions...
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Loris Karius' fine save the highlight for Liverpool in dull Merseyside derby

3 months 1 week ago
Everton remain without a Merseyside derby win since 2010 after playing out a tame goalless draw with Liverpool. Everton remain without a Merseyside derby win since 2010 after playing out a tame goalless draw with Liverpool. English Premier League: Seamus Coleman (87') Everton 0-0 Liverpool English Premier League: Loris Karius (22') Everton 0-0 Liverpool Liverpool's struggles with early kick offs continued as they never really got going in what was one of the tamest Merseyside derbies in recent memory. Despite being the better side for much of the game, the Reds could easily have lost it late on when fatigue crept in and Everton created several chances that they were unable to take. Positives A win would have been most welcome but the most important thing for Liverpool supporters was avoiding further injuries. Jurgen Klopp's squad is being stretched...
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Wanderers edge ahead of Roar and Glory in race for A-League finals spot

3 months 1 week ago
Western Sydney snatched sixth spot on the A-League ladder thanks to a devastating three-goal first half display against Brisbane at ANZ Stadium. Having guaranteed the second spot prior to finals, Newcastle Jets could not break the spell as the Glory once again left McDonald Jones Stadium victorious. Western Sydney Wanderers hold the aces in the three-way tussle for an A-League finals spot going into the last home-and-away round. The Wanderers moved up one spot on the A-League ladder from seventh with a convincing 3-0 home win over on Saturday over Brisbane, who entered the round sixth. Western Sydney (33 points), who host Adelaide next Sunday, know a home win over Adelaide will secure sixth spot and a finals place for the fifth time in their six-season history. However, a draw or loss could...
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