Richarlison racist abuse embarrassing for everybody – Conte

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte says it is “embarrassing for everybody” that a banana was thrown at Richarlison during a friendly game between Brazil and Tunisia. The Spurs forward was celebrating a goal when the incident occurred in Paris on Tuesday. Conte called for a lifetime ban from football for the spectator involved. “Richy played with the national team, scored a goal…

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US group KAM Sports still interested in buying Everton

US-based KAM Sports group is still interested in buying Premier League club Everton, according to sources close to the Americans. The organisation was among the parties involved in talks about a takeover earlier this year. After those discussions ended, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri said the club was not for sale. However, sources claim talks have continued, with KAM Sports now acting…

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World Cup: Denmark to wear ‘toned down’ jerseys in protest at hosts Qatar

Denmark will wear “toned down” shirts for the World Cup to protest against host Qatar’s human rights record and its treatment of migrant workers. Kit provider Hummel has also designed a third, all-black kit, to represent the “colour of mourning”. Hummel said it “does not wish to be visible” in a tournament it claims “has cost thousands of lives”. “We…

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Ferdinand ask authorities to do more to combat racism after Richarlison incident

Rio Ferdinand says it is “disheartening” that racism remains a problem in football after Richarlison had a banana thrown at him in Brazil’s 5-1 friendly win over Tunisia. The Tottenham striker was celebrating a goal when the incident occurred in Paris. Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand said authorities must do more to combat racism in the sport. He described it as…

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Mitrovic on target as Serbia edge Norway

Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic scored as Serbia beat Norway to clinch promotion to the top tier of the Nations League. Needing to win, Mitrovic slotted home Ivan Ilic’s pass from 16 yards for his 50th Serbia goal, and sixth in his past four games. It was his 14th Nations League goal and doubled Serbia’s lead after Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic’s strike put…

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Banana thrown at Richarlison in racist attack

Richarlison says racism will continue “every day and everywhere” unless the authorities “punish” the perpetrators after a banana was thrown at him during Brazil’s 5-1 win over Tunisia. The incident took place after the Tottenham striker celebrated scoring Brazil’s second goal in the Paris friendly. “As long as it’s ‘blah blah blah’ and they don’t punish, it will continue like…

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Messi scores twice in 100th international win

Lionel Messi marked his 100th international win with two goals as Argentina comfortably beat Jamaica in a friendly. The victory also extended Argentina’s unbeaten run to 35, which is two behind Italy’s world record of 37. Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez put Lionel Scaloni’s side in front after being set up by Lautaro Martinez. Messi, 35, came on after 56…

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England held by Germany at Wembley

England were denied a dramatic win after a late error by goalkeeper Nick Pope halted a superb comeback and gifted Germany an equaliser in the Uefa Nations League clash at Wembley. In a game of fluctuating fortunes, Germany looked on course for victory as two bad mistakes from the hapless Harry Maguire put Hansi Flick’s side in control. England manager…

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Italy beat Hungary to top group

Italy pipped Hungary to a place in the Nations League finals with an assured win over the hosts in Budapest. Marco Rossi’s Hungary side had gone into the fixture at the Puskas Arena only needing a draw to reach the last four of the competition. However, a defensive lapse allowed Giacomo Raspadori to roll the ball into an empty net…

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France avoid relegation despite defeat

Reigning champions France narrowly avoided Nations League relegation despite defeat by Denmark, who missed out on a place in next year’s finals. France finished one point above relegated Austria, who lost 3-1 to Croatia on Sunday. Denmark had to win and hope that Croatia failed to beat Austria to reach next summer’s finals. Kasper Dolberg and Andreas Skov Olsen scored…

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