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Tuesday December 1 2020
Premier League transfers transformed by Brexit

The transfer market is set to be transformed after the English FA confirmed strict new limitations on signing EU players after Brexit.

This has been agreed by the FA, the Premier League and the EFL and will be valid when the UK leaves the European Union on December 31, 2020.

Among the details, Premier League clubs cannot sign players from the EU who are under the age of 18, immediately terminating the tendency to poach teenagers from Serie A youth academies before they can be locked down to a contract.

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Saturday November 28 2020
Maradona, a muddy field and the Hand of God

There is an anecdote about Diego Maradona’s time at Napoli that is shared repeatedly by teammates, when he defied club orders to take part in a charity match in a muddy field, and practiced the Hand of God.

The incident is remarkably on film, as one of the locals happened to have a video camera, still a relative rarity in the early 1980s.

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Monday November 16 2020
Mertens: ‘Martinez predicted goal against England’

Dries Mertens has revealed Belgium boss Roberto Martinez had predicted his goal against England: ‘That’s why I hugged him.’

Mertens has only scored twice in nine appearances in all competitions with Napoli but netted a free-kick goal against England in a Nations League clash on Sunday.

"During the previous international break I was stuck in Naples for the Coronavirus crisis, and I was very disappointed,” Mertens told reporters in Belgium, according to TuttoNapoli.

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Saturday November 14 2020
Euro 2020 moved to the UK?

According to a report in England, UEFA are in negotiations to make the UK the sole hosts of next summer’s Euro 2020 tournament.

It had been intended as an itinerant competition, with games played in 12 cities across the continent, but the plans have already been transformed.

The Covid-19 pandemic prompted it to be delayed until next June and July, and more could yet change.

The Daily Mail claims that UEFA and the England FA are in talks to potentially switch the entire tournament to the United Kingdom.

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Friday November 13 2020
Mertens: 'A special match for me'

Belgium forward Dries Mertens looks forward to playing in his hometown against England. ‘It will be special for me, Leuven is and will always be my city’.

The Red Devils are two points clear of the Three Lions ahead of Sunday’s match in Leuven and Mertens revealed it will be a special game for him.

“It’s nice to be at my home in Leuven,” he said, according to SportItalia journalist Alfredo Pedulla. “I’m sorry that there’s no audience.

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Tuesday October 20 2020
Young's message against bullying

Inter star Ashley Young appeared on YouTube Kids in the fight against bullying. ‘Kindness is contagious and the most effective way to combat bullying’.

The Nerazzurri defender sent a video message, urging kids to ‘be kind to each other’ and contribute to stop bullying.

The former England player, capped 39 times, started his career at Watford. He later played four seasons at Aston Villa, before moving to Manchester United.

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Thursday October 15 2020
Eriksen: 'I'm happy the coach lets me play'

Inter forward Christian Eriksen said it’s ‘always a pleasure to be back’ in the Denmark squad. ‘The coach lets me play, so I’m happy with that’.

The attacking midfielder, who moved to San Siro from Tottenham in January, has struggled to convince coach Antonio Conte at San Siro.

But this week he was back in the Denmark camp, contributing three goals in three games, including the only goal of the win against England in the UEFA Nations League last night.

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Saturday October 10 2020
Mertens out of England-Belgium

Napoli star Dries Mertens will not be part of the Belgium squad for tomorrow’s Nations League match against England.

The forward had to remain in quarantine with the rest of his club teammates following a travel order ban from the local health authority last week.

Although only Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas tested positive for COVID-19, none of the other players in the Napoli squad have since contracted Coronavirus.

According to Nieuwsblad, Mertens won’t be released from quarantine in time to meet up with the Belgium squad in London.

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Friday September 25 2020
Duncan leaves Fiorentina for Derby

Bobby Duncan has left Fiorentina to return to England, signing a three-year contract with Derby County.

Duncan moved to Fiorentina from Liverpool in acrimonious fashion last summer but managed just four goals in 12 appearances for their Primavera team in 2019-20.

The Athletic claimed he was ‘desperate’ to move back to his homeland, and Derby announced this afternoon that he had signed for them.

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Saturday July 25 2020
Ancelotti: 'Everton for the long haul'

Carlo Ancelotti confirms ‘I’d like to have a very long experience’ at Everton, where he is planning ‘an evolution, not a revolution’.

Ancelotti has not lasted more than two years in any of his six jobs since his tenure at Milan ended in 2009, but he is hoping to buck that trend at Everton.

“I feel part of this project, which started for me in December, and I hope it lasts for a long time,” the 61-year-old told Sky Sport Italia.

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