Joao Cancelo signs contract extension at Man City

Full-back Joao Cancelo has signed a new contract with Manchester City, extending his stay at Etihad Stadium until 2027. Cancelo’s deal had been due to expire in 2025. The Portugal international, who joined from Juventus in 2019, has made 106 appearances for the club, winning three major trophies. “I am incredibly happy to have signed this new agreement, there is…

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Joao Cancelo injured in robbery

Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo claims he suffered cuts to the face after attempting to fight off a gang of robbers while with his family. The 28-year-old posted an image of his injuries on Instagram. “Unfortunately today I was assaulted by four cowards who hurt me and tried to hurt my family,” he wrote. “When you show resistance, this is…

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Portugal in the same path with Italy in World Cup qualifiers

Portugal and Italy have been drawn in the same pathway for the European FIFA World Cup play-offs. This means that only one will be able to secure qualification for next year’s tournament in Qatar. Italy are the defending European champions, after beating England on penalties in the final of Euro 2020 in the summer. Portugal meanwhile won Euro 2016, overcoming…

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Cancelo withdraws from Portugal squad

Joao Cancelo has been replaced by Diogo Dalot in Portugal’s Euro 2020 squad after testing positive for Covid-19. Cancelo was named in Fernando Santos’ final 26-man squad for the European Championships. He helped Manchester City win a Premier League and Carabao Cup double in 2020-21. The 27-year-old was expected to be one of Portugal’s key players at the summer tournament.…

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