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Ivory Coast crowned champions of Africa

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Ivory Coast crowned champions of Africa

Ivory Coast crowned champions of Africa

The ecstatic Ivory Coast Crowd jumped with joy after goalkeeper Boubacar Barry denied a penalty from Razak Braimah of Zambia, sealing their victory and their first after 23 years.

Ivory Coast crowned champions of Africa

Ivory Coast crowned champions of Africa

The match was intense, both teams played carefully and strategically but none from either side were able to score in the 90 minute game. The same stalemate continued in the extra time as well and then finally it was up to the penalty shootout decider.

The penalty shootout also proved how equally matched both teams were as the shootout had an even score till the 8-8 until the Zambian goalkeeper’s failed attempt which ultimately made Ivory Coast the champions of Africa.

The victory also came in as a second title won by their coach Herve Renard, who had won the same title with the Zambian team in 2012, a feat never before achieved by a coach in the Afrikan Cup of Nations.

 

 

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Northeast UTD coach Eelco Schattorie says ‘My A**’ in post match press conference

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Eelco Schattorie

Losing for the fifth straight time in the Indian Super League, Northeast United had a bit of a bitter ending added to their Away loss to Mumbai City. from a game many had predicted to end in a draw by the 90th minute, the last few second’s action changed the whole game in an instance.

Eelco Schattorie, the Highlander’s coach was not impressed by the referees’ inaction on the field when John Mosquera, the Northeast United Forward man from Colombia was down with injury. But he his dismay went two fold when even the opposition side (Mumbai City FC) overlooked the incident. His dissapointment was understood when Lucian Goian took the opportunity and scored the winning goal in extra time, ending the score board with a 3-2 win.

When asked about the tension in the field, all Schattorie had to say was that it was not sporting from their side (Mumbai FC) and out of emotions blurted “Yeah yeah, they didn’t see the ball my A** “. He however later apologized about going to the Mumbai CIty team’s box and complaining but he stood affirm with his claim on the non sportsmanship act of the Mumbai team side

With another loss added to the sheet the former East Bengal coach was still optimistic about their next and final match for the season against Athletico Kolkata. Schattore explained how they opened up too much in the second half and gave away the ball one too many a time to the opposition

However the Dutchman was not sore with the loss and even congratulated the Mumbai team on their win in the Post match press conference.

Northeast United are facing rather a tough spot in the league as they are left with just one game to go whilst remaining at the bottom of the table managing to secure only 11 points so far. Northeast UTD FC despite their massive fan support haven’t really been able to shine on the main podium. Ever since it’s inception the club has never reached the top four spot of the table and with the season’s first ever league run, their luck seems to take another downfall.

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Pogba and Mourinho not in good terms

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Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho haven’t really had the friendliest of relations for some time now. The 24-year-old midfielder was seen as a promising prospect for the Red Devils after his re-entry to the club back in 2016, but with the season nearing its end, Mourinho losing his patience and Pogba yet to play his worth (£89.3 million) a dark cloud seems to loom over the fate of the player and his manager.

Some believe that it is Mourinho being typical, that is, fuming over Pogba’s lack of actions in the field. A few others claim Paul Pogba is not happy with the position the Portuguese want him to play which is the main reason why he is not able to play to his full potential. There are also wild claims that Real Madrid is showing their interest in Pogba and may offer a bid for the Frenchman during the coming Summer transfer season.

United fans, on the other hand, have had mixed reactions, some don’t really seem to mind Pogba moving to another club in the hopes of a better replacement while a few others are still optimistic about his future in the club

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Chelsea Win the Capital One League Cup

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Chelsea Win the Capital One League Cup
Chelsea Win the Capital One League Cup

Chelsea Win the Capital One League Cup

Chelsea the Capital One League Cup
Chelsea are the new Capital one league Cup Champions for this year after beating Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 in a very close game and action packed game. This will be Chelsea’s fifth League Cup won and a third under the reign of Jose Mourinho

Wembley played host to the finals of the Capital one cup, both Chelsea and Tottenham gave their everything to win the cup.
Tottenham quickly began attacking Chelsea’s defense in the first half. Luck was not on Eriksen’s side as a free kick attempt only managed to hit the side bars, but it was a message for Chelsea that more threat was eminent from the spurs side.
It was in the stoppage time of the first half that John Terry was able to take advantage of Willian’s free kick and moved on to score the first goal for Chelsea.
After half time just 10 minutes later Diego Costa attempted a shot on goal which got deflected by Walkers foot sending goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the wrong direction and the ball inside the goal.
Chelsea almost made it 3-0 when Fabregas’ attempted a header which ended up going wide off the mark.
By the time the closing hours neared, Spurs went head on attack and tried their best to penetrate through the powerful defence line up of Chelsea. Both Eriksen and Kane of Tottenham had a near goal opportunity which didn’t go their way.
The man of the match was awarded to John Terry.

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