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Chelsea are putting the finishing touches on a deal to appoint Christopher Vivell as a new director. Vivell was part of the RB Leipzig setup when he first held talks with Chelsea earlier this year, and he was released from his contract with the Bundesliga side soon after, allowing the Blues to step up negotiations. Contract terms have been agreed between Chelsea and Vivell ever since but sources have confirmed to DePredict that finalising a deal has not been possible as the 35-year-old has had some loose ends to tie up in Germany. Importantly, Chelsea have not attempted to rush…

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Tyrell Malacia has insisted that Netherlands teammate Cody Gakpo is ‘good enough’ to play at the highest level amid interest from Manchester United. DePredict recently revealed that Gakpo’s performances at the World Cup helped convince Manchester United’s hierarchy that the Dutchman is ready for a transfer to the Premier League. With the Red Devils in dire need of a striker following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Gakpo’s form at the tournament in Qatar has shown that he certainly fits the bill. Gakpo has scored three goals in four games at the World Cup, taking his domestic form with PSV Eindhoven into the…

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Kalidou Koulibaly was proud of Senegal’s progress in Qatar, as he called England one of the best teams in the world. England must be considered among the world’s very best sides and they are capable of going all the way in Qatar, says Kalidou Koulibaly. The Three Lions defeated Koulibaly’s Senegal 3-0 on Sunday at Al Bayt Stadium to seal their place in the last eight of the World Cup. England, World Cup semi-finalists in 2018 and Euro 2020 finalists last year, are the tournament’s leading scorers with 12 goals, while they have conceded only twice across their four matches.…

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It has been quite a busy weekend in the world of football. The 2022 World Cup’s knockout stage has gotten underway so some huge fixtures are being played at a daily rate, while normal service has continued in the world of women’s football. We will be covering some of that and more in this edition of Last Weekend. 🏆 World Cup: Argentina 2-1 Australia Lionel Messi began what is most likely his final World Cup knockout run as Argentina faced Australia, who had surprised many by reaching this stage. This was just their second-ever appearance in the Men’s World Cup…

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It has been an improved season from Marcus Rashford for club and country, with the Man Utd man starring at the World Cup with England. Marcus Rashford “deserves everything that’s happening now”, according to Manchester United team-mate Hannibal Mejbri. After a difficult 2021-22 campaign, Rashford started this season strongly, and has carried that form into the World Cup with England in Qatar, where he has hit three goals. The 25-year-old scored just five times in 32 Premier League games last season for United, but already has eight goals in 19 appearances in 2022-23. Hannibal – who is spending the season…

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Raheem Sterling is to fly home from the World Cup in Qatar after burglars broke into his family home on Saturday night.EGL The 27-year-old missed England’s 3-0 win over Senegal in the round of 16, which booked a quarter-final date with France on Saturday. Sterling had been expected to return to England’s starting lineup after dropping to the bench against Wales – manager Gareth Southgate had always picked him from the start in knockout stage games – but it emerged ahead of kick-off that he had been left out of the squad to immediately attend to a ‘personal matter’. It’s…

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Another assured performance from Jude Bellingham at the heart of England’s midfield has Phil Foden waxing lyrical about his prowess. Jude Bellingham can be the best midfielder in world football after starring for England in their win over Senegal, says England team-mate Phil Foden. The teenager helped steer the Three Lions out of a cagey start to emerge as comfortable winners in Sunday’s World Cup last-16 tie, nabbing an assist in a 3-0 victory. It is the latest assured turn from the Borussia Dortmund youngster, who has firmly staked his place in the heart of Gareth Southgate’s side at Qatar…

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After helping Morocco to an undefeated group stage, Sofyan Amrabat has reportedly convinced top Premier League sides he has what it takes. Sofyan Amrabat has been at the centre of Morocco’s surprise success at the World Cup, and his performances have put the Fiorentina midfielder on the radar of several Premier League clubs. Amrabat, 26, had his first taste of Serie A football when he was loaned from Club Brugge to Hellas Verona for the 2019-20 season, catching the eye of Fiorentina, who scooped him up the following year. The defensive midfielder has steadily increased his role at Fiorentina, making…

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Gareth Southgate called his England squad in for a team meeting ahead of the last 16 to remind the Three Lions not to drop their standards. Focusing on the surprise eliminations handed to Belgium and Germany in the group stage, Southgate was quick to remind his players that one poor performance could send them home, regardless of their opposition. Oh, and they also discussed how to deal with dirty socks. You know, the important stuff. The Telegraph detail a meeting in which Southgate challenged his squad to stay at 100% from now until the end of the tournament, refusing to…

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Black Stars right-back Alidu Seidu is disappointed the team failed to achieve its target at the World Cup in Qatar. Ghana suffered group stage elimination after a disappointing defeat to Uruguay on Friday in the final group game. Seidu, who missed the victory against South Korea, was recalled into the starting line up for the game against the two-time world champions. A first half brace from Giorgian de Arrasteca ended Ghana’s hopes of progressing to the second round. “I want to give glory to Allah for allowing me to represent the colors of one of the greatest Gift football has…

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