Liverpool: Sadio Mane To Serve Three-Match Ban For High Boot On Ederson After FA Reject ‘Excessive Punishment’ Appeal

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Sadio Mane will indeed serve a three-match ban after being shown a straight red card in Liverpool's 5-0 defeat against Man City at the weekend.

The Senegalese forward was sent off shortly before half-time after accidentally gouging the face of City goalkeeper Ederson with a stray high boot a collision that left the latter requiring an awful lot of stitching up.

Gruesome: Image Of Ederson’s Facial Wound Hits Social Media After Man City Keeper Laid Out By Sadio Mane (Photo)

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As you may recall, Man City goalkeeper Ederson didn't make it to half-time of Saturday's 5-0 drilling of Liverpool after being poleaxed by a rogue high boot from Sadio Mane.

Mane, who received a straight red card from referee Jon Moss, was quick to apologisefor the challenge that left Ederson requiring medical attention for the lacerations on his face.

Liverpool: James Milner Did The Most ‘James Milner’ Bit Of Ball Control Ever Against Southampton (Video)

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InJurgen Klopp's own estimation, Liverpool were lucky not to lose 3-0 against Southampton in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final, such was the levelof their performance.

However, there was at least one bright spark on the night for the away side, with James Milner reaching the peak of his evolutionary curve thanks to a mesmeric piece of ball control.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Liverpool to face Renova or Gomel

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Rooney set to join England for day of destiny against Ukraine

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Wayne Rooney is set to make his first appearance at Euro 2012 when England face co-hosts Ukraine on Tuesday.

England, second in Group D on four points, need only a draw from their last group match to secure a berth in the last eight, while third-placed Ukraine must win to keep their tournament hopes alive.

Draw fourth round FA Cup

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LONDON, England Giant-killers Stevenage have been rewarded with a home tie against Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Graham Westley's Stevenage take on Championship Reading looking for a repeat of their famous victory over Newcastle on Saturday. Manchester United, fresh from their home win over Liverpool, face a tough trip to [.

Liverpool to play opening Saturday encounter

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In a packed Saturday Premier League football evening, Liverpool will visit Stoke City and try to win back some respect. After a string of losses and being knocked out of FA Cup by Reading, The Reds are low on confidence but will still be the better side on paper. Though without Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres [.

Will Burnley’s Home Record Survive Sunderland?

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After experiencing a promising start in the top flight by defeating the current Premiership champions, Burnley's form went crashing down with two heavy road defeats at the hands of Chelsea and Liverpool, 3-0 and 4-0 respectively. Now, they have to defend their perfect record at home against Sunderland, who come pumped and ready after thrashing Hull City 4-1 at home.

Reds Seek to Continue the Momentum

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There is no denying that Liverpool F.C. is the form team in the Barclays Premier League at the moment. Rafa's Reds have defied all odds to overcome a frustrating start to the campaign and surprisingly, the Steven Gerrard - Fernando Torres pairing isn't exclusively responsible for leading the revival.

Will Burnley’s Home Record Survive Sunderland?

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After experiencing a promising start in the top flight by defeating the current Premiership champions, Burnley's form went crashing down with two heavy road defeats at the hands of Chelsea and Liverpool, 3-0 and 4-0 respectively. Now, they have to defend their perfect record at home against Sunderland, who come pumped and ready after thrashing Hull City 4-1 at home.

Baros, Sverkos Launch Czech Revival

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Seldom has a talented football nation witnessed the kind of humiliation that the Czech Republic has suffered in the entire last year. In a World Cup qualification campaign where they were placed in perhaps the most competitive of groups alongside Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, and Northern Ireland, perfection was almost always essential for the Czechs.

Manchester United

Man Utd: Harrowing Image Of Marouane Fellaini ‘Face Melt’ Mishap Immortalised By Australian Street Artist (Photo)

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Praise be, for Marouane Fellaini's unfortunate 'face melt' incident during Monday night's UEFA Super Cup match between Manchester United and Real Madrid has been taken to its logical conclusion.

As per Australian television news host Tom Steinfort, the harrowing image of the Belgian behemoth's face attempting to slide off his skull has been immortalised in a giant work of street art, discovered on the streets of Melbourne.

Melty-Faced Marouane Fellaini Provides Enduring Image Of 2017 Super Cup, Just About Manages To Laugh Off Ridicule (Photos)

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With pre-season being a time for experimentation, Marouane Fellaini tried out a couple of new looks during Manchester United's glorified pre-season friendly defeat against Real Madrid last night.

As well as attempting to shackle his dense mane with bloodied bandages, the big Belgian midfielder also put his face to good use by providing the enduring image of the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.


The Best Chelsea Chip Of All Time

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Let's face it, football has been man's biggest love in this country for well over a hundred years, apart from his beloved wife of course! However, over the past 15 years there has been an emergence of another game that found its way in to the hearts of many men across the country, poker!

In fact you will find that many are now combining the two (no, not playing header or volley whilst contemplating an all out bluff on their hand), by having football nights and poker nights simultaneously.

David Luiz Smacked Across Face By Brazil Teammate Diego Alves (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Brazil played Iraq (who are coached by Zico) in a friendly last night, thrashing them 6-0 in Sweden; a game which saw Kaka score on his first appearance for his country since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

There were goals aplenty over the course of the evening, but the real highlight was seeing David Luiz getting knocked coco loopy by his own goalkeeper, Diego Alves, who rose elegantly to punch a cross clear, duly got absolutely nothing of the ball and thumped Luiz in the face, sending his fuzzy arse down.


Mid-day Ticker: English players face charges from Serbian police, Arsenal’s big comeback and more

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The aftermath of a brawl between players from England's and Serbia's U-21 teams two weeks ago continues, with Serbian police having charged two unnamed England players and an assistant coach for their roles in the racism-tinged melee.

Video of the brawl showed England player Danny Rose making monkey-like gestures and pointing to the stands after a U-21 Euro 2013 qualifier between the two teams.

What Arsenal team will Wenger pick to face Coventry?

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The wonderful Capital One Cup tie against Coventryis coming up tomorrow and Arsene Wenger will have the chance to give a run-out to some of Arsenal's reserves and youngsters, but we don't want him to put out a team that may be beaten as it is still a possible trophy at the end of the day.

I am certain that Andrei Arshavin will figure in this game, because if he doesn't then we will know for sure his career at Arsenal is over completely.

Nicklas Bendtner: ‘Accidentally’ Slammed

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The title to this article might suggest that I am providing some late coverage on Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner's recent car accident while driving to practice in his Aston Martin. In reality, though, this article is written in vehement defense of the player, who has certainly had more than his fair share of critics, to put it bluntly.

Dreadful Olympiacos Waste Nikopolidis Heroics

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As the Olympiacos team bus got closer and closer to the Finsbury Park area, I am sure veteran goalkeeper Antonios Nikopolidis began to relive some of the greatest moments of his career at the highest level. From his invaluable contribution in Greece's historic Euro 2004 win to his consistency during his club's league triumph over the last three years, Nikopolidis is no stranger to success at a grand stage.

PFA Chief Calls for Calm Over Adebayor

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PFA chief Gordon Taylor has urged football fans, pundits, and the FA to put a stop to the lynch mob mentality that is surrounding Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The targetman stirred up controversy over the weekend by first stamping on Robin van Persie's face before scoring a goal and sprinting the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the angry Gunners fans.


Kaká joins Oscar, Ramires, David Luiz and Sandro Ranieri in Brazil squad for Iraq and Japan friendlies in October 2012

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Real Madrid midfielder Kaká has been recalled to Brazil's national team for the friendlies against Iraq in Malmo, Sweden on 11th October and Japan in Breslávia, Poland five days later.
Kaká has not appeared in a Brazil shirt since June 2010 when the seleção went out to Holland in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in South Africa.

Poland face must-win game against Czech Republic in Group A

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After coming so close to victory in their first two games, it's now do or die for co-hosts Poland as they take on the Czech Republic in the final round of Group A matches.

Franciszek Smuda's men must win in Wroclaw to stand a chance of progression and have been hit by several injuries ahead of the vital clash.

Dzagoev and Russia look to win Group A with victory over Greece

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Russia impressed in their opening two games at Euro 2012 and Dick Advocaat will be hoping for more of the same from his side when they face Greece on Saturday.

The Russians destroyed the Czech Republic in their opening game, before outplaying Poland in a 1-1 draw earlier this week.

Star of the show has been Alan Dzagoev, who has been linked to a host of top clubs across Europe after a fine few games.


Denmark face Germany in quarter final showdown

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Morten Olsen's Denmark are desperate for victory against much-favoured Germany, having put themselves in a strong position after beating the Netherlands in their opening Group B game.

Late defeat to Portugal followed, leaving the Danes needing a win against Joachim Low's side in the group of death.

Squabbling Dutch face day of destiny against bitter rivals

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The Netherlands play Germany in Group B of Euro 2012 knowing that only a win is good enough against their fierce rivals in the Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv.

Infighting has erupted in the Dutch camp following their loss to Denmark and they now need to beat the Germans to stay in the tournament.

Denmark aim to send Portugal tumbling out of Euro 2012

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The Danes could cause an upset and book their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 should they beat Portugal in the Group B encounter.

Portugal star Ronaldo and his team-mates face the prospect of an early end to their tournament should they lose to the Danes following their defeat to Germany in their opening match.

Schalke fan slaps Neuer in the face during cup celebration

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GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's unwillingness to commit his future to the club has angered fans for a while now and during the celebration in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday after Saturday's DFB Pokal win, one supporter made his slappy feelings very clear to Neuer's face. The Bayern Munich and Manchester United target rode in [.

The Cameras Turn On & The Brains Turn Off - Football Foolishness from Ibrahimovic & Klitschko

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This weekend brought us some football related foolishness in front of the cameras.

First, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whilst celebrating Milan's clinching of the 2010-2011 Serie A Scudetto, decided it would be fun if he kicked his teammate, Antonio Cassano, while Cassano was being interviewed:

Meanwhile over in Germany, Wladimir Klitschko held a press conference as part of the run up to his fight with David Haye.

Tottenham Hotspur

BBC: West Ham chosen for Olympic stadium

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LONDON, England - West Ham United have beaten out rivals Tottenham Hotspur to take over the London 2012 Olympics stadium, according to the BBC. The decision is set to be announced later this week after both English Prmeier League sides submitted bids to the Olympic Park Legacy Company, an unsourced report on the BBC's website said.

Redknapp confirms Tottenham’s failed bid for Adam

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LIVERPOOL, England Harry Redknapp has confirmed Tottenham came agonisingly close to signing Charlie Adam from Blackpool. Adam has become one of the most talked about players in the Premier League, with Blackpool fending off a string of bids from Liverpool for the midfielder. Having stood firm in the face of bids from Liverpool, Blackpool [.


Feyenoord suspend TD Leo Beenhakker

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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands The board of Rotterdam football club Feyenoord has announced the suspension of technical director Leo Beenhakker. General director Eric Gudde said there had been a crisis of trust between Beenhakker and the club. At a press conference last week Beenhakker, who had just learned his contract with Feyenoord would not be extended, [.

Deportivo claims vital victory

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MADRID, Spain Deportivo La Coruna's recovery from a nightmare start to the season got back on track with a 1-0 win over Hercules at the Estadio Riazor. Substitute Nouioui Lassad scored the only goal of the game in the 73rd minute to lift Depor to 12th in the table, not long after having been [...]

World Cup

Maradona loves the Vuvuzela! [Video]

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Apparently "The Dona" loves the Vuvuzela! Well let's face it Maradona pretty much loves everything right now after his side are two for two at the World Cup finals and starting to look like they are firing on all cylinders. Take a look of this video of Maradona giving us a sample of his skills with the Vuvuzela.

Quote of the Day…

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(From the Guardian)
"‘It's incredible,' he says as a dazzling smile lights up his usually serious face and he bangs a table in exultation. ‘I've always had this dream of playing in the World Cup in Africa and it's about to become a reality. When I'm in South Africa it will be the same as if I'm back in Cameroon.

The Rest

DTotD: Ukrainian goalkeeper punches opponent in the face

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Wednesday's Ukrainian Cup game between Vorskla Poltava and Tavriya Simferopol was a tense affair, with vistors Tavriya taking a three-goal lead before the home side scrapped back and replied with two.

After the final whistle, a conflict between Tavriya goalkeeper Serhiy Pohorilyi and Vorskla's Artem Hromov could not be resolved with words, so the gloves came off.

DTotD: Leeds fan invades pitch, hits Sheffield Wednesday keeper in the face

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In the 77th minute of Sheffield Wednesday's Championship match against Leeds at Hillsborough, the visitors' Michael Tongue equalized to make it 1-1. A traveling Leeds fan then took this as an excuse to invade the pitch, run up to dismayed Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland and shove him in the face and escaping back into the stands before stewards could get to him.

Giant Sign of Clint Dempsey's Bitch Face

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Dempsey's face is now a sign created by The American Outlaws fan group for the United States national team.

David Luiz Get’s it in the Face From Own Keeper!

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Brazil keeper Diego Alves punches David Luiz's face instead of the ball during Brazil's 6-0 friendly win over Iraq, in which Luiz's Chelsea team-mate Oscar grabbed two goals.

Euro 2012 – Given one in the Face

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Extremely poorly executed and about to end in tears... not just Ireland's whole campaign but also this training exercise. It's Shay Given with the final touch, perhaps mistaking one of the coaches for Roy Keane. One of them had to hit the target eventually.

Dutch Football Association Supporter Shirt

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Dutch creative firm Wonder Years have crafted this KNVB Supporter Shirt, a shirt that's brilliant in its simplicity and effectiveness. On the outside? It's just a regular orange Netherlands national football team shirt, but wait until you see what happens once Oranje puts one past goal.