Henderson added to England squad for Nations League

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been added to the England squad for Nations League games against Italy and Germany. Henderson, 32, was not named in Gareth Southgate’s initial squad because of a hamstring injury. However, the midfielder has now recovered and has joined up with the squad at St George’s Park. He replaces Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips, who withdrew over the weekend with…

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Cristiano Ronaldo named most powerful player on Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as the most influential footballer on Instagram due to play at the 2022 World Cup. Portugal forward Ronaldo had a 48% increase in followers in the past year. He averages more than $3.5m in media value per post, according to analysts Nielsen Sports. Manchester United team-mate Jadon Sancho is the most…

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Barcelona register £86m profit for last financial year

Barcelona recorded a profit of £86m for the last financial year and expect to make a £240m profit next year, the club has announced. This summer the Spanish club were unable to register new players because of La Liga financial regulations having made a loss of £422m the previous year. However, they freed up funding with several ‘economic levers’. The club…

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