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Gavi: Barcelona midfielder to have surgery on ACL tear

Gavi has made 15 appearances for Barcelona this season across all competitions Barcelona midfielder Gavi will have surgery after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament on international duty with Spain. Tests have confirmed a complete tear of his right ACL and an injury to the lateral meniscus. It means Gavi is unlikely to feature again this […]

Sophie Ingle: Chelsea and Wales midfielder sets new Women’s Super League appearances record

Sophie Ingle has won eight major honours since rejoining Chelsea in 2018 Chelsea and Wales midfielder Sophie Ingle has set a new record for the most Women’s Super League appearances. The 32-year-old played in her 184th WSL game on Saturday as the Blues faced Liverpool at Stamford Bridge to move one ahead of former Birmingham […]

Women’s Ballon d’Or: Spain and Barcelona midfielder Aitana Bonmati wins award for first time

Spain and Barcelona midfielder Aitana Bonmati has won the Women’s Ballon d’Or for the first time. The 25-year-old enjoyed a hugely successful year as she helped her club triumph in the Spanish top flight and Champions League, and her country win the World Cup in the summer. She was also crowned Uefa’s player of the […]

Jess Fishlock: ‘The end is near, I know my timeline’, says Wales midfielder

Jess Fishlock, Wales’ most-capped player, says she has a retirement date in mind but remains fully committed to helping her country qualify for a major tournament. The 36-year old OL Reign midfielder says she has “no doubt whatsoever” about when she will hang up her boots. But Fishlock says reaching a major tournament with Wales […]

Celtic: Reo Hatate injury to keep midfielder out for two months

Hatate has been one of Celtic’s key players since joining in December 2021 Celtic midfielder Reo Hatate is unlikely to play again before Christmas because of a hamstring injury. He picked up the injury in the first minute of last week’s Champions League draw against Atletico Madrid. Tests have revealed significant damage and the 25-year-old […]

Papu Gomez: World-Cup winning midfielder given two-year doping ban, say Monza

Gomez has won 17 caps for Argentina and was part of the Sevilla squad to win the Europa League last term Argentine World Cup-winning midfielder Papu Gomez has been given a two-year ban by Fifa after testing positive for a banned substance, say his club Monza. The Serie A side, who Gomez joined in September, […]

Nicolo Fagioli: Juventus offer midfielder ‘full support’ after betting breaches

Fagioli has made 45 appearances for Juventus Juventus have offered their “full support” to midfielder Nicolo Fagioli after he was banned for seven months for breaching betting rules. The 22-year-old was given a 12-month ban, with five months suspended, and fined 12,500 euros (£10,850). The Italian will also have therapy to tackle his gambling problem. […]

Jordan Henderson: England midfielder says he has to take criticism ‘on the chin’

Jordan Henderson was playing in England for the first time since moving to Saudi Arabia Jordan Henderson says he will play for England as long as he can and has to take criticism “on the chin” after fans booed him in Friday’s 1-0 friendly win over Australia at Wembley. The 33-year-old midfielder, who plays for […]

Bruno Guimaraes: Newcastle United and Brazil midfielder signs new five-year deal

Bruno Guimaraes has 14 caps for Brazil Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has signed a new five-year contract at St James’ Park. Guimaraes, 25, joined from Lyon in January 2022 and has gone on to make 67 appearances, scoring 11 goals. The Brazil international helped inspire Newcastle to a Champions League return after 20 years […]

Kieron Dyer: Former England midfielder has ‘life-changing’ liver transplant

Kieron Dyer took up a coaching position with hometown side Ipswich Town after his retirement Former England midfielder Kieron Dyer has left hospital after having a successful liver transplant. The 44-year-old Chesterfield coach was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition with no cure, in 2019. He said in a statementexternal-link that he […]

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