Brazil: Santa Cruz Striker André Luis Injures Himself While Celebrating Opening Goal Against Criciuma (Video)

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Three days in and we've already witnessed the finest goal celebration of the week, courtesy of Santa Cruz forward Andre Luis.

Luis was Johnny-on-the-spot to put Santa Cruz ahead against Criciuma in the Brazilian second tier on Tuesday night, only to immediately do himself an extreme physical discourtesy while attempting to celebrate it.

Chelsea Confirm Pedro Suffered ‘Multiple Fractures’ After Being Poleaxed By David Ospina During Recent Arsenal Friendly (Video)

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Chelsea have confirmed that Pedro suffered "multiple fractures" after being turned inside-out by Arsenal 'keeper David Ospina during a friendly encounter between the two sides in Beijing on Saturday.

Pedro was flattened when Ospina came charging out to punch a ball clear only to inadvertently poleaxe the Spanish forward in the process.

Gold Cup: Jozy Altidore Gets His Nipple Tweaked As USA Given Rough Ride By El Salvador (Videos)

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The USA registered a 2-0 win over El Salvador in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wednesday night, but they did so while suffering casualties... namely Jozy Altidore's nipples.

Indeed, El Salvador resorted to some pretty ugly tactics to try and upset the Yanks, with defenderHenry Romero caught attempting to put Altidore off his stride by giving his teats a sneaky tweak.

Ajax: Thousands Of Fans Gather Outside Abdelhak Nouri’s Family Home To Show Support For Stricken Midfielder (Photos & Video)

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Legions of Ajax fans assembled outside the family home of Abdelhak Nouri to stage a mass show of support for the young midfielder who collapsed during a recent match.

Nouri, known as Appie, passed out on the pitch during a pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen in Austria last week, with Ajax subsequently confirming the 20-year-old has been left with "serious and permanent" brain damage after suffering cardiac arrhythmia.

Star Sixes: Carles Puyol Does An Absolute Number On Phil Neville In ‘Friendly’ 6-A-Side Tournament (Video)

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Thursday night saw the inaugural Star Sixes legends tournament kick-off in London, with an entire constellation of veteran footballing talent descending on the O2 Arena for the occasion.

As well as hosts England, teams of legends from Spain,Scotland, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Nigeria, China, Denmark, Portugal, Germany and France were also in 6-a-side action on the opening night.

Man City: Gabriel Jesus Looks Supremely Awkward While Dancing On Crutches In Brazilian Music Video

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Not so very long ago, Gabriel Jesus was invited to make a special guest appearance in the video of anew Brazilian pop banger.

Sadly however, MC Nego Blue managed to time the shoot for his 'É Gol' video to coincide withthe Man City striker knackering his metatarsal.

Alas, the show must go on crutches or no crutches.

10 Years Of Filthy And Fury: Pepe Set To Leave Real Madrid, Here Are His Greatest Hits

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Pepe has confirmed that he will be bidding farewell to Real Madrid this summer after spending the last 10 years studding shins and feigning headbuttsfor Los Blancos.

With PSG, AC Milan and a couple of clubs in England reportedly hovering, the 34-year-old Portuguese centre-half has today emitted a statement via Instagram to confirm that he will indeed be moving on to pastures new this summer.

Retro Thuggery: Velez Sarsfield Keeper Gaston Sessa Plants Studs In Rodrigo Palacio’s Face, Can’t Fathom Why He’s Been Sent Off, 2007 (Video)

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In the grandest tradition of South American goalkeepers, former Velez Sarsfield stopper Gaston Sessa was laced with just a soupçon of thinly-concealed lunacy.

On a related note, he's also the man responsible for one of the worst fouls ever seen on a football pitch, having once almost reduced Rodrigo Palacio's face to a plate of blood-spattered mince.

Newcastle United

It’s Worrying This Player Is Injured Before Season Starts – Points To Significant Newcastle Weakness

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Most of us were surprised that Dwight Gayle didn't make the squad yesterday for our last pre-season game against Verona and it seems his hamstring is bothering him again. Dwight appears to [...]

Rafa Benitez Lays Down The Law For His Players In The Premier League

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After the game yesterday Rafa seemed happy enough with the performance of the team, and certainly, they looked well organized and compact like a Rafa Benitez team in fact. So from [...]

Insights Into How Rafa Benitez Brilliantly Manages His Players

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Rob Elliot has given an insightful perceptive interview in the local papers, which illustrates just why players will run through a brick wall for the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. Not only is [...]

Words Of Praise For Fans – From A Player With Guts Galore

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Rafa Benitez this summer will bring in Premier League experienced players as he builds a new team to do battle in the Premier League next season. Rafa has said he could be [...]

Irrepressible Youngster – Cannot Wait For Next Season To Start

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Rolando Aarons has said he is all ready for the2017/2018 season back in the Premier League after the impressive young winger has had a really bad time of it with injuries. Players [...]

Newcastle’s Courageous Captain Doing Great After Surgery

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Jamaal Lascelles has had his double hernia operation and the good news is that all went very well. The courageous Newcastle captain has taken to his Twitter account late last night to update fans on his condition, which is good. The surgery was a fairly straightforward procedure and he is expected to recover long before [.

This Is Genuinely A Great Story For Newcastle Fans

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It was revealed yesterday that Jamaal Lascelles has been playing for about four months and probably longer with a groin problem and he has had to play through the pain barrier during that time. Fans have criticized the captain this seasonfor some poor performance, but all was forgiven yesterday when we were toldjust how difficult [.

Inspirational – Fans In Awe Of Bravery Of Newcastle’s Captain Fantastic

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It's come to light that Jamaal Lascelles has been playing a full four months with a hernia problem and has been playing through the pain barrier. It has been kept quiet by orders of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez with only themedical staff fully aware of the situation. He must now undergo a double hernia operation [.

Shock News – Star Player Shows Unbelievable Commitment And Courage

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Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles is to undergo hernia surgery immediately, with the surprising news that the captain has been playing since late last year though the pain barrier. Jamaal has had a few poor games lately and it seems it's time to take him out of the firing line, now that we are promoted and [.

It’s Unlikely To Be Good News On Top Striker

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With any hamstring injury you need a good few weeks to recover and even if Dwight Gayle could be ready in two or three weeks, it is very unlikely he would be risked in Newcastle's last couple of games, especially if the lads have already gained promotion by then. If Dwight had been able to [...]

Newcastle Could Get Injury Boost For Leeds Game

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After our poor performance on Saturday at Hillsborough the major question will be if any of our injured players are fit to come back into the side against Leeds United on Friday afternoon. Players who could possibly return include Isaac Hayden, Jack Colback, Ciaran Clark and DeAndre Yedlin and certainly if we can get Isaac [.

Burton Manager Nigel Clough Likely Playing Mind Games

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The talented Burton manager Nigel Clough seemed to be playing mind game yesterday as he bemoaned his players who are injured and even hinted the Brewers could play a weakened side tonight at St. James' Park against the Magpies. We're sure the Burton have injuries, but our players shouldn't take any notice of what Nigel [.

Yet Another Injury Blow For Newcastle Player

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24 year-old Curtis Good has been at Newcastle now for five years after signing for us for £400K from Melbourne Heart in the summer of 2012. Unfortunately Curtis has been injured a lot of the time he's been on Tyneside, but when he does play he's a good player, but his development has simply been [..

Two More Players Almost Fit For Run-In To Season

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Rafa Benitez gave some good news in his press conference yesterday and with the local journalists afterwards he went into more detail on the injuries of various individuals. Midfielder Isaac Hayden is back in the squad after his ankle surgery and we would expect him to start the game today against Wigan alongside Jonjo Shelvey [.

Newcastle Have More Good News On The Injury Front

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The Chronicle is reporting today some good news on the injury front and it looks like of the four players who pulled out of Internationals over the two week break, three will be fit to face Wigan Athletic at home on Saturday afternoon at St. James' Park. Those three are Paul Dummett, Grant Hanley and [.

Some Unsettling News On The Injury Front

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With the season ending five weeks on Sunday and there still being eight games to play, any injuries now will likely mean the players will miss quite a few games. Some bad news on the injury front for Newcastle is that the injuries to both Daryl Murphy and Ciaran Clark are worse than first feared. [..


Huddersfield Striker Collin Quaner Suffers Self-Inflicted Medal Injury During Promotion Celebrations (Video)

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Huddersfield wonpromotion to the Premier League without scoring a single goal in the play-offs, beating Reading on penalties in the final at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday to secure themselves a berth in the promised land next season.

After a long and gruelling season, the Terriers celebrated long after the final whistle, withGerman forward Collin Quanerlikely to be nursing a sore head this morning as a result.

Newcastle Defender – Next Five Weeks So Important

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Both our Scottish Internationals Matt Ritchie and Grant Hanley managed not to play for Scotland over the Intentional break. Gordon Strachan surprisingly kept the in-form Matt Ritchie on the bench for both of Scotland's games for some strange reason and Grant Hanley had to pull out of the squad with a slight injury.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

‘It Was A Bit Of An Exaggeration’ – Turns Out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Knees Aren’t Quite As Impressive As Mino Raiola Would Have Us Believe

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Hard to fathom, we know, but it turns out that Mino Raiola's recent bragthat Zlatan Ibrahimovic's super strong knees have been deemed worthy of medical research were a little... over-egged.

Raiola was speaking after his client went under the knife at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicineto fix the cruciate ligament injury suffered against Anderlecht in mid-April that prematurely ended his season.

Man Utd: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Injured Knee Is ‘So Strong’ His Surgeons Want To Use It For Medical Research

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic knee joint is apparently "so strong" that his surgeons have asked to use the Manchester United striker for medical research purposes.

The 35-year-old went under the knife last week after suffering a cruciate ligament injury during United's 2-1 Europa League win over Anderlecht in mid-April.

Man Utd: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Undergoes Successful Surgery On Cruciate Ligament Injury, Confirms It’s Not A Career-Ender

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has undergone surgery on the knee injury he sustained against Anderlecht in the Europa League last month.

The Manchester United striker collapsed in heap after landing awkwardly and was later found to have suffered cruciate ligament damage.

However, word emanating from the Ibrahimovic camp seems to suggest that, having travelled to the United States for an operation, the 35-year-old is now on the mend.

Ibrahimovic: Giving up is not an option

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First of all, thank you for all the support and love. It's no news I got injured so I will be out of football for a while. I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger.

So far, I played with one leg so it shouldn't be any problem. One thing is for sure, I decide when it's time to stop and nothing else.

POLL: Which injured player would you most like to return first?

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Manchester United are currently enduring an injury crisis. It couldn't be worse timing, given the build up of fixtures and important games ahead.

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were predicted to return in May, while Juan Mata has the potential to return for the very end of the season. Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic won't play again this season.

Zlatan out for the rest of the season?

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Following his substitution last night, during Manchester United's 2-1 win over Anderlecht in the Europa League, reports today suggest Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the rest of the season.

With the shoreline still at 1-1 and United needing a goal to prevent a penalty shoot-out, Ibrahimovic looked to lock his knee and go down in some pain.


Bayern Munich: Javi Martinez To Miss Rest Of Season After Breaking Collarbone While Out Hiking

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Bayern Munich have announced that Javi Martinez will miss the rest of the season after the midfield injured himself while out hiking recently.

According to Bayern's official site, Martinezbroke his left collarbone while out "hikingin the mountains while at home in Spain."


Bournemouth: Agony For Jack Wilshere As Scan Reveals Midfielder Suffered Broken Ankle Against Tottenham

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Just when it looked like he was putting a decent run of games together, it's been confirmed today that Jack Wilshere is set for yet another prolonged period on the sidelines.

Indeed, the Bournemouth midfielder hobbled from the pitch during last Saturday's defeat against Tottenham, though initial X-rays proved inconclusive.

Chelsea: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois Suffered Ankle Injury While Filming ‘Promotional Basketball Video’

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The keen-eyed amongst you may have noticed that Asmir Begovic made his very first Premier League appearance of the season betwixt the sticks for Chelsea as Antonio Conte's went down 2-0against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

This was because the Blues' first-choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, was ruled out of the vital match with an ankle injury.

Marc Bartra

‘It Was The Longest And Hardest 15 Minutes Of My Life’ – Marc Bartra Publishes Touching Instagram Update From Hospital Bed

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After undergoing surgery on a broken arm, Marc Bartra is currently still recovering in hospital after being injured during the explosive attack on the Borussia Dortmund team busjust hours beforeTuesday night's Champions League tie against Monaco.

Bartra suffered a fractured radial bone and had to have debris removed from his hand but, after being visited by his partner Melissa and their daughter Gala, the Spanish defender has since emitted a personal update from his hospital bed to assure fans that he's okay.

‘Everything Went Well’ – Dortmund Confirm Marc Bartra Underwent Surgery On Broken Arm After Team Bus Attack

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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Marc Bartra is fine and recovering well after being the only person injured duringTuesday night's attack on their team bus.

It was widely reported that Bartra was injured by glass that was smashed by the explosions, with Dortmund revealing that the Spanish defender suffered a broken arm.

The Rest

‘I Knew We Needed To Play Dirty’ – Argentinian Defender Admits To Repeatedly Jabbing Estudiantes Striker With Needle During Cup Upset

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A defender for Argentinian lower league side Sport Pacifico, has courted controversyin his homeland by freely admitting to "playing dirty" during Sunday's cup match against top-tier Estudiantes.

Speaking to a local radio station after the match, Federico Allende was unapologetic as he described repeatedly jabbing Estudiantes striker Juan Otero with a needle during the match in an attempt to unsettle the 22-year-old Colombian.

‘I’ve Just About Recovered From The Arsenal Battle’ – Robert Huth Ribs Alexis Sanchez Over ‘War Wounds’ Sustained Against Leicester City (Photo)

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Once again proving that he's the pithiest pith-artist on Twitter, Robert Huth has levelled a wry dig at Alexis Sanchez in the aftermath of the blood-spattered battle between Arsenal and Leicester City on Wednesday night.

As you may recall, Sanchez was rendered temporarily paraplegic when he was hit in the face at point blank range by a Christian Fuchs throw-in.

De Gea injured but will return for Chelsea

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David de Gea wasn't named in the matchday squad for Manchester United's game against Sunderland but Jose Mourinho has revealed that the injury isn't serious.

De Gea should be back for next weekend's game against Chelsea while Sergio Romero, who starts against Sunderland, will play on Thursday against Anderlecht as he would have done anyway in the Europa League.