What is Antwerp? Barca's Champions League opponent explained
Barcelona have been drawn into one group with Antwerp.Some of you may have never heard about this club – and it's completely fine since they haven't played in the Champions League / European Cup for 66 years!Royal Antwerp are the reigning Belgian top-flight champions.
2 Arsenal players make BBC's Team of the Week — one is Trossard, of course
Arsenal fought really hard to secure a 1–0 win away at Everton on Sunday with Leandro Trossard scoring the only goal of the game in the second half.The Belgian forward, along with William Saliba, who helped the Gunners keep a clean sheet, have made Garth Crooks' Premier League Team of the Week.
Eden Hazard drops retirement hint: 'Time to enjoy life, drinking a few beers'
Chelsea legend Eden Hazard appears to be really close to announcing his retirement.In a documentary series ‘Believe’, dedicated to the Belgian national team, the 32-year-old hinted that he was looking forward to a more relaxed lifestyle.
Ex-Belgium boss Martinez explains how Pochettino can get the best out of 'elite goalscorer' Romelu Lukaku
Speaking to talkSPORT, former Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez said: "I've always had a special connection with Romelu Lukaku because I always wanted to see Rom scoring goals. Every player needs to have an outstanding quality.
Jorginho hints at Italy return & 3 more under-radar stories at Arsenal
Tielemans to be available on a free transferYouri Tielemans will be leaving Leicester City at the end of the 2022/23 season when his contract expires, according to Fabrizio Romano, a tier-one source.Arsenal continue to be linked with the Belgium midfielder as the look to bolster their ranks this summer ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League campaign.
Darmian sends message to Man United after reaching UCL final & 3 more under-radar stories
Darmian thanks Man United after reaching CL finalInter Milan are through to the 2022/23 Champions League final - where they'll face Man City - after beating AC Milan and 33-year-old Matteo Darmian has a message to his former club.The full-back said: "I have to thank Manchester United because if I'm the player and the person that I am, it's thanks to them.
Pochettino rejected multiple offers as he waits for Madrid job opening (reliability: 4 stars)
Argentinian outlet TyC Sports reports that Mauricio Pochettino is the likeliest candidate to take charge at Real Madrid in case Carlo Ancelotti is dismissed at the end of the season. Many board members were in favour of appointing Raul as the successor but Florentino Perez prefers Pochettino.
Positive injury update on Madrid players ahead of club football return
Club football returns this weekend and, according to the latest report from Mario Cortegana, the Real Madrid duo of Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba will be fit and available for selection when they take on Valladolid on Sunday.As a reminder, Courtois suffered minor discomfort while on international duty with Belgium and was immediately sent back to Madrid as a precaution.
United, Leeds issue joint statement & 3 more under-radar stories
De Gea praises two players after LeedsDavid De Gea has singled out Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford for praise after Manchester United's 2–0 win away at Leeds in the Premier League on Sunday.The Spaniard told MUTV: "We knew the first goal was important and it was a perfect cross from Luke.
White slammed over 'strange' World Cup exit & 2 more under-radar stories at Arsenal today
Ben White slammed over 'strange' World Cup exitEmmanuel Petit told Mega Casino: "Ben White… What happened to him was really weird. He left the national team because he had an argument with someone? Come on, it's a World Cup!"This is a once in a lifetime event.