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Thierry Henry tips Guendouzi to be called up by France for Euro 2020

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is in line for his first senior cap for France when they face Moldova and Albania in the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifying encounters. Guendouzi was called up to Didier Deschamps' squad as a replacement for injured Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi who had to withdraw after suffering a broken rib in his side's 1 nil win against AC Milan in the Serie A just before the international break. This is the opportunity for the young midfielder to make the move up from the U21 level although he has been in and around the squad, having been called to replace Manchester United's injured Paul Pogba early this season. However, he played no part for France on the pitch. Regardless, Deschamps opined that the experience puts in good stead this time around. “Mat...
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Giroud wants more games at Chelsea; open to a January exit

Oliver Giroud is open to a Chelsea departure in January to secure more first-team action. The striker has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season as he is behind the likes of Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi. Giroud has made just 3 Premier League appearances this season but has been in good form for France as he scored again in the 1 all draw against Turkey in the Euro qualifier on Monday night. It was his second goal in 4 days following the winner he scored in the 1 nil win over Iceland on Friday. The 33-year-old wants to win his place back at Chelsea but will be open for a move away in January if it's not forthcoming. "I'm going to fight for my place at Chelsea, the coach knows it," Giroud told reporters after the 1 all draw with Turkey. READ: Racial abu...
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FIFA – 3.5bn people watched the Russia 2018 world cup

FIFA has revealed that more than 3.5bn people watched some of the World Cup games, while 1.12bn watched at least a minute of the tournament's final game where France beat Croatia 4:2. These figures were arrived at by a group of FIFA-commissioned reviewers who reviewed the World Cup. They also added that the final game attracted a television audience of 516.6 million by the traditional “global average in-home audience.” Other viewers were on digital devices and out-of-home screens in public, restaurants, and bars. READ: Klopp – Van Dijk has exceeded expectations at Liverpool It was also revealed that the global audience of the Russia 2018 World Cup averaged 191 million per game, and this was higher than the 187 million during the course of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Accord...
Kante likely to miss Chelsea vs Crystal Palace game due to hamstring
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Kante likely to miss Chelsea vs Crystal Palace game due to hamstring

  Reports from The Daily Telegraph have suggested that Chelsea midfielder and France international N'Golo Kante may be a serious doubt for contention for places in the Chelsea squad to face Crystal Palace this weekend in the Premier League after falling victim to a hamstring injury during the international break. READ: Mustafi likely to be out on a long injury spell Kante appeared to have hurt his hamstring in the first half as France secured a 1 nil win away to Bulgaria on Saturday. He was immediately replaced by PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The club will now conduct checks on the player to ascertain the degree of the injury, although it seems unlikely he'll make it in time for the game against Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, with an all important game coming up against Roma ...