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Koeman Asserts Shared Blame for De Jong’s Injury Between Barcelona and the Player

Frenkie de Jong will miss Euro 2024, sidelining the Netherlands’ midfield maestro due to an injury snagged in Barcelona's dust-up with Real Madrid on April 21. Despite making the provisional roster, the 27-year-old's dreams derailed when doctors nixed his participation after a final tune-up against Iceland on Monday. Ronald Koeman initially skewered Barca for their management of De Jong’s plight before conceding, on Wednesday, that the midfielder himself shares some of the blame. Yet the Dutch skipper is eager to pivot…

Griezmann Praises Giroud: The Quintessential Team Player

Olivier Giroud, the veteran striker, is set to bid adieu to his home crowd in France come Sunday. Post this, Les Bleus will jet off to Germany for Euro 2024. Antoine Griezmann extolled Giroud as the exemplar teammate before the latter’s curtain call at home this weekend. The 37-year-old, Giroud, is eyeing a fond farewell during Euro 2024. As things stand, he’s France’s most prolific scorer with 57 nets. After serving France, Giroud plans to trade boots across the Atlantic. On July 18, he’ll sign with LAFC, marking his…

Lozano Shatters Records as San Diego’s Inaugural Designated Player Signing

San Diego FC is thrilled to announce Hirving Lozano's onboard as the inaugural Designated Player. Lozano, who hails from Mexico, will join the squad on January 1, just in time for the team's MLS debut. Until then, he remains with PSV through the end of 2024. Having inked a four-year deal with an option for an additional two, Lozano is only the fourth signee at the club. "Joining San Diego FC as its first designated player is a great honor," Lozano remarked. "Being integral to the birth of this club and aiming for MLS…

Scotland’s Euro 2024 Squad Loses Key Player, Dykes sidelined for Tournament.

Scotland faced a setback as Lyndon Dykes exited the squad due to a training injury before Euro 2024. During preparations for an upcoming match against Gibraltar, Dykes sustained a knee injury. The 28-year-old will not participate in the tournament, with the specifics of the injury undisclosed. Dykes has netted nine goals in 36 games for Scotland and featured in all eight Euro 2024 qualifiers. Steve Clarke's team will kick off the tournament against Germany on June 14.

Bellingham champions Vinicius as the top player worldwide, backing him for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award

Jude Bellingham is considered a top contender for the Ballon d'Or, but he believes there is a better candidate for the award. He holds no grudges if Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior wins, saying he would still be proud. The England star was named LaLiga's Player of the Season after an outstanding season with Madrid. Having scored 19 goals and six assists in 28 league games, he contributed 35 goals across all competitions. Former Madrid player Michael Owen thinks he has a "massive chance" of winning, but…

Bonmati Secures Back-to-Back Title as Women’s Champions League Player of the Season

Aitana Bonmati of Barcelona received the Women's Champions League Player of the Season award, adding to her successful year. She scored in the final, helping Barcelona win. Alexia Putellas also scored in the final. Bonmati was named Player of the Match for her outstanding performance. She had six goals and six assists, the most of any player this season. UEFA praised her for influencing the game and scoring a great goal. Bonmati scored eight goals in Barcelona's Liga F campaign. She had previously won the Ballon d'Or and…

Bundesliga’s Top Talent: Leverkusen Sensation Wirtz Earns Player of the Year Award

Florian Wirtz stood out for Bayer Leverkusen this season as the Bundesliga Player of the Year. The team clinched their first-ever top-flight title with Wirtz scoring 11 goals and providing 11 assists. Wirtz played a crucial role in the unbeaten season of Leverkusen, which made them the first German team to achieve this feat. His hat-trick against Werder Bremen sealed the title five matches before the end of the season. The German Cup final against Kaiserslautern and the Europa League final against Atalanta are still ahead…

Unlocking Foden’s Potential: Guardiola Sees Room for Growth Despite Player of the Year Win

According to Pep Guardiola, Phil Foden has the potential to improve further, despite winning the Premier League Player of the Year award at just 23. Foden has played a crucial role in Manchester City's title pursuit this season, scoring 17 goals and assisting 8 in the 2023-24 campaign. This marks Foden's most productive scoring season for City, with only six players outperforming his goal-scoring record in the Premier League. Guardiola commended Foden's impact on the team, attributing their success to his contributions.…

Rising Star Foden Shines Bright – Crowned Premier League’s Player of the Year

Phil Foden has shone for Manchester City this season, showcasing 17 goals and eight assists in the league. Foden, only 23 years old, is a pivotal player in City's pursuit of a fourth Premier League title, with Pep Guardiola's squad needing a victory in their final game against West Ham to secure the championship. Six players have surpassed Foden's goal count, with 17 goals outstripping his expected goals of 10, proving his exceptional finishing skills this season. Additionally, Foden has taken 99 shots and leads City in…

Surprising Addition: Kante Makes Headlines as Key Player in France’s Euro 2024 Selection

N'Golo Kante, who hasn't played for France since 2022, was a surprising addition to France's squad for Euro 2024. Despite the long absence, Kante, the Al Ittihad midfielder, made it to Didier Deschamps' 26-man squad for the tournament in Germany. The team boasts the likes of Kylian Mbappe, who might be heading to Real Madrid soon from PSG. Bradley Barcola, Mbappe's teammate, also secures a spot in the squad for the first time. Other notable members include Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, and William Saliba.…

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