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Portugal vs Switzerland: Ronaldo to score a goal assisted by Fernandes at 8/1 with Paddy Power

IT’S an all-European affair tonight as Portugal and Switzerland meet to battle it out for the last quarter final spot.

Portugal go into battle as the favourites, partly down to their superior attacking threat — of which two are the centre of a Paddy Power price boost.

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Ronaldo to score from Fernandes assist | 8/1!

It might’ve been a chilly reunion between Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes at the start of this World Cup.

But both players are getting warmed up as we enter the crunch stage of the competition.

Fernandes bagged twice in the win over Uruguay that rounded off the group stage.

Though the opening goal caused quite the stir when Ronaldo wheeled off the celebrate scoring, before the goal was given to his former United team-mate.

Can he rectify that by scoring from a Fernandes assist this time?

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‘These are crap’ – Wayne Rooney’s hilarious verdict on Everton heroes when he broke into team at 16

WAYNE ROONEY has delivered a hilarious verdict on his Everton team-mates from when he broke into the team aged just 16.

The forward grew up a huge Toffees fan and swiftly rose through the ranks at Goodison Park.

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Wayne Rooney starred for Everton as a teenager[/caption]

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He made his debut aged just 16 in 2002… and his perception of his heroes swiftly changed when he started seeing them up close.

Chatting to Toffee TV, he said: “It’s mad how quick it changed.

“For me to go in with Duncan (Ferguson), Stubbsy (Alan Stubbs)… all of them I’ve grown up watching…”

The host then added the name “Mark Pembridge”, with Rooney laughing before adding: “To then go and play with them, train with them every day, play with them…

“And then so quickly I remember thinking ‘these are crap’.”

Everton came seventh in Rooney’s first season, the future England captain scoring six times as he adapted to regular Premier League football at such a young age.

The following campaign was a more challenging one, with the Toffees only narrowly avoiding relegation by coming 17th.

Rooney, now 37, managed nine goals and four assists that term – and would leave for Manchester United the following summer.

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After 13 glittering years, during which he became the Red Devils’ all-time leading goalscorer – Wazza returned to his beloved Goodison Park in 2017.

He scored 10 times in 31 Prem outings before leaving Everton for a second time – finishing off his career with spells at DC United and Derby County.

Rooney went on to manage the Rams, before leaving last summer and subsequently taking up the head coach position at DC United.

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Morocco vs Spain – World Cup: Torres & Ziyech 1+ shot on target from outside the box each, NOW 7/1 with Paddy Power

SPAIN are odds-on to beat Morocco this afternoon and book a quarter final spot.

And Paddy Power have a price boost ahead of the crunch meeting later, with Ferran Torres and Hakim Ziyech to have 1+ shot on target from outside the box now available at 7/1!

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Torres & Ziyech 1+ shot on target from outside the box each | 7/1!

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Ziyech has had a shot on target in each of the last two games, including a goal in the win over Canada from outside the area.

While Torres has two goals to his name so far after the group stages.

He was rested for the final group game against Japan and will be desperate to make his mark on his return.

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Peter Lawwell Celtic return savaged as Hoops hero blasts ego, says fans don’t want him and it’s like 10IAR didn’t happen

PETER LAWWELL’S return to Celtic as chairman has been given a frosty reception by ex-Hoops star Charlie Nicholas.

The former Hoops chief executive’s return to the club as non-executive chairman from January 1 was announced on Friday.

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Charlie Nicholas isn’t a fan of the former Hoops chief executive[/caption]

It was given a mixed reception from the club’s fans – and Nicholas reckons it is a “negative move”.

The former striker says “it’s no secret I haven’t been a fan of Lawwell for a long time”.

And he’s left no-one in any doubt about those feelings with some withering comments in his Daily Express column.

Nicholas said: “Peter Lawwell’s appointment as Celtic chairman from January is certainly not a forward step.

“People are talking about him returning to the club but he has never really been away.

“I’m sure the majority of Celtic supporters will not be welcoming him back.

“It is a negative move for the club, although it’s no secret I haven’t been a fan of Lawwell for a long time.

“He has too much of an ego and it’s too much about him.

“Being chairman is different from his previous role as chief executive but he is still there, with a voice.

“The 63-year-old stepped down at the end of the 2020/21 season which saw Celtic fail to win 10-in-a-row.

“Well, if you know your history that was more down to Lawwell than Neil Lennon or anybody else who fell asleep at the wheel and messed up.

“The decision to bring him back to Parkhead is a camouflage, like it never happened.”

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What is the Albanian Eagle celebration and which players have used it previously?

THE ALBANIAN EAGLE celebration has previously caused outrage when performed by current Switzerland squad members Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.

But what does the gesture mean, as the Swiss prepare to take on Cameroon in their opening World Cup 2022 clash in Qatar.

Granit Xhaka scored the opening goal for Switzerland
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What is the Albanian Eagle?

Both Xhaka and Shaqiri celebrated their goals for Switzerland in their 2-1 win over Serbia by making the nationalist symbol of their ethnic Albanian heritage.

The players put their open hands together to look like a double-headed eagle – like the one displayed on the Albanian flag.

Shaqiri also wore boots bearing the flags of both Switzerland and Kosovo and was jeered by Serbian fans throughout the game.

And German-Albanian defender Shkodran Mustafi repeated the celebration in solidarity with the players during Arsenal’s win at Cardiff.

Why is it controversial?

FIFA are coming under pressure from Serbia to charge the goalscorers for their celebrations – with them demanding a two-match ban which is laid down by FIFA regulations.

Shaqiri was born in Kosovo (a former Serbian province which declared independence in 2008).

Serbia do not recognise  Kosovo’s independence and relations remain tense with many families choosing to move to other European counties including Switzerland.

Xherdan Shaqiri scored in the 90th minute to give them three points
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What did Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka say about the gesture?

Speaking to reporters after the game, Shaqiri said: “You can see what I did and I think it’s just emotion. I’m very happy to score this goal. It was nothing more than that. I think we don’t have to speak about this now.”

Xhaka, said: “Frankly, my opponents did not interest me at all.

“It was for my people, who always supported me. For those who did not neglect me, in my homeland, where my parents’ roots are. These were purely pure emotions.”

Were Xhaka and Shaqiri punished for the celebration?

Xhaka and Shaqiri were fined £7,630 each for the Albanian Eagle celebration, which was dubbed “unsportsmanlike conduct” by Fifa.

But they escaped a ban for “provocative gestures”, which was called for by the Serbian FA.

Captain Stefan Lichtsteiner was also fined £3,824 for making the gesture after Shaqiri’s winner.

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Arsenal interested in shock Yunus Musah transfer return as Mikel Arteta sends scouts to watch USA World Cup star

ARSENAL are interested in re-signing USA’s World Cup star Yunus Musah and sent scouts out to Qatar to watch him, according to reports.

The 20-year-old American was allowed to leave the Gunners back in 2019 after seven years at the Hale End academy.

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Yunus Musah impressed for USA at the World Cup[/caption]

He departed North London to join Valencia where he has begun to impress for the LaLiga outfit.

Central midfielder Musah has scored five goals and provided three assists in 81 appearances for Gennaro Gattuso’s side, but it is at the World Cup where he has caught the eye once more.

He was one of USA‘s best-performing players in Qatar as they drew with Wales and England and beat Iran to reach the last-16.

They were eventually eliminated by Holland in the second round, losing 3-1 to Louis van Gaal’s men.

But Musah’s displays have not gone unnoticed as Fabrizio Romano claims Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta sent scouts out to the Middle East to watch their former player – with Inter Milan also keeping tabs on him.

The transfer expert told CBS: “Yunus Musah is also in the list of Premier League clubs.

“Arsenal recently sent their scouts to monitor him, but there are also other Premier League giants well informed on the Valencia midfielder.

“Inter Milan are interested too, but the price tag could be too high for them in January.

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“Of course, Musah could leave Valencia between January and June.”

Born in New York, Musah played for England at every age group level up to U18.

He then declared for USA in 2020 – where he has already received 23 caps.

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Japan vs Croatia boost: Andrej Kramaric to score first at 7/1 with Paddy Power

CROATIA go into this afternoon’s game with Japan as the favourites to reach the World Cup quarter finals.

Andrej Kramaric has two goals so far in the competition and is at the centre of a Paddy Power boost, with the Croatian front man available at 7/1 to score first!

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He grabbed both goals in the win over Canada and should be plenty rested having only featured for an hour against Belgium.

Japan have had great results when beating Germany and Spain, either side of defeat to Costa Rica.

Interestingly though, they’ve conceded first in every one of the group stage games, playing into the hands of this price boost.

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Man Utd ‘OUT of Jude Bellingham transfer race’ with Dortmund ‘fine’ at prospect of losing England World Cup star in 2023

MANCHESTER UNITED will NOT sign Jude Bellingham in the summer, according to reports.

The England international, 19, has lit up the World Cup so far with sensational performances against Iran and Senegal.

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Jude Bellingham has produced incredible performances for England at the World Cup[/caption]

He is being heavily linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

But according to Sky Germany, he will NOT be completing a transfer to Old Trafford.

Earlier this season, Erik ten Hag’s men were thought to be in the race to sign the teenage prodigy.

However, they are now not believed to be in the running to acquire his signature come the end of the season.

Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City are the three frontrunners to acquire Bellingham.

And Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has made the England midfielder his No1 summer target.

But Liverpool will have to pay up a huge fee if they are to secure his services.

Dortmund’s price tag for their superstar captain is now thought to be between £86-129million.

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Prior to the World Cup he had already been having a breathtaking season, with nine goals and three assists in 22 appearances.

And his supreme displays in Qatar have only increased his value ahead of the second half of the domestic campaign.

Bellingham, who joined Dortmund from Birmingham in 2020, will remain with the Bundesliga giants until the end of the season.

They are still in the Champions League and will face Chelsea in the last-16.

But Europe’s giants all expect him to depart come the summer – and Real Madrid and Man City are preparing to hijack Liverpool’s bid.

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Rangers AGM 2022: Date, time and 6 of the burning issues likely to be raised

RANGERS shareholders will get their chance to air their views on the running of the club the Ibrox board at today’s annual AGM.

The Gers have just gone through some major upheaval on the park, with Michael Beale returning to Ibrox to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst as manager.

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Van Bronckhorst was sacked as Gers boss[/caption]

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And following the Light Blues’ shocking Champions League run and poor domestic form, there are plenty of issues being raised from the Gers support ahead of the upcoming AGM.

The managerial situation has been resolved, with Steven Gerrard‘s former right hand man Beale now in place ahead of the Premiership’s resumption.

But sporting director Ross Wilson will be in the spotlight too as fans have voiced their frustration over aspects of recent recruitment.

Former chairman Dave King has been very critical of the board at various times this year too.

He’s revealed he will oppose the re-appointment of Douglas Park at the AGM after admitting he believes the club will “stagnate” for years to come if they don’t change direction.

Other topics sure to come up include American investor Kyle Fox‘s takeover bid and the Hummel court case – with the company suing Rangers for £9.5m in lost sales.

There’s plenty on the agenda that fans will want to discuss when they get their chance to quiz the board next month.

SunSport has all the details you need to know ahead of the event.


When and where is the Rangers AGM?

  • The meeting will take place TODAY – Tuesday, December 6.
  • The meeting will start at 10.30am.
  • It’s being held at the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow.

Can I attend Rangers’ AGM?

  • Rangers shareholders wishing to go were asked to confirm their attendance a few weeks ago.

What are the big issues likely to be?

New manager

The topic of the Ibrox boss has dominated the headlines in recent weeks.

After a dire run of form domestically and the ill-fated Champions League return, Gio van Bronckhorst was axed.

A familiar face has returned to the club with former first team coach Michael Beale installed as the number one.

It will be interesting to see the reaction to Beale’s return and whether it has quelled any unrest.

King vs Park

Dave King hasn’t been quiet in voicing his disappointment at the Rangers board in recent months and has revealed he will vote AGAINST the re-appointment of Douglas Park at the AGM.

King also admitted he will vote against key resolutions favoured by Ibrox directors on the allocation of shares.

He said: “I’ll be voting against three resolutions. The fact is, I was already having concerns about where this regime was headed.

“I felt voting against Graeme Park’s re-election last year would make that point. I had to put my money where my mouth was and use my vote to go along with what my concerns were.”

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King will oppose Park at the AGM[/caption]

Recruitment concerns

Ross Wilson was hailed as Rangers’ transfer guru just last year – now questions are being asked of his work at the club.

The Light Blues added several new faces over the summer, but many have failed to make an impact due to both form and a massive injury list.

Van Bronckhorst appeared to take a veiled dig at the ‘unique circumstances’ he worked under at Ibrox, with many feeling it was in reference – in part, at least – to transfer dealings.

Going forward, Wilson has insisted Beale has the final say on any incomings.

Cash for new transfers

There has been a lot of chat around Rangers’ potential January transfer business.

With several key players out with injury, the new boss has a job on their hands to get the squad ready to challenge Celtic in the second half of the season.

Supporters are likely to be looking for further clarity on exactly what funds will be available for the Beale next month.

Fox takeover bid

Kyle Fox, an American businesswoman, has claimed she has agreements in place to buy 25 per cent of Rangers and become the biggest shareholder at the club.

American investor Fox

Light Blues fans are of course wary of an outside takeover after the events that transpired a decade ago, but Fox seems determined to get business done.

On a potential takeover, she said: “I have always been, and will continue to be, open and transparent with Rangers’ board, shareholders, and investors.

“I look forward to putting the lawsuit behind us and continuing to explore opportunities to bring value to the Rangers organisation, its loyal fans, investors, and other stakeholders through KRF Capital’s proposed acquisition of a significant ownership interest in the club.”

It’s been a big talking point among the Gers support and they will hope to get more information on her at the upcoming event.

Hummel court case

Rangers are being sued by Elite Sports Ltd, the company behind Hummel sportswear, for more than £9.5million in lost sales.

It’s a huge figure the club will need to pay and supporters will want to all the details surrounding the case.

The Court of Session in Edinburgh was told how Rangers entered into the contract in September 2018 and a decision by a court in London just six weeks later resulted in the Glasgow club “not performing” in the agreement.

Lawyers representing the company started proceedings at the court to have sales figures released to them.

Court papers show Hummel is seeking £9,517,249 from the Rangers over the dispute and fans will be demanding answers regarding the company’s claims.


What are the resolutions?

1. To approve the Company’s audited Financial Statements, the Directors’ Report, Strategic Report for the financial year ended 30 June 2022 Auditor’s Report be received and adopted.

2. To reappoint Douglas Park as a Director of the Company.

3. To reappoint Julian Wolhardt as a Director of the Company.

4. To reappoint George Taylor as a Director of the Company.

5. To reappoint Azets Audit Services as the Auditors of the Company to hold office until the conclusion of the next AGM.

6. To authorise the Directors to determine the remuneration of its Auditors.

7. To authorise the Directors to allot equity securities on the basis set out in the Notice.

8. To authorise the Directors to dis-apply pre-emption rights in respect of relevant securities allotted pursuant to Resolution 7 on the basis set out in the Notice.


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Man Utd news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘agrees to join Al Nassr’ as United OUT of Jude Bellingham race

FORMER Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has already found his next club if reports in Spain are to be believed.

Marca say Ronaldo will is set to join Saudi side Al-Nassr from the start of January once he is done at the World Cup with Portugal.

However, SunSport understands a deal is yet to be sealed.

Elsewhere, it has been reported that England ace Jude Bellingham will NOT be going to Old Trafford.

United are out of the race for the 19-year-old, with Liverpool, Man City and Real Madrid believed to be the frontrunners for his signature.

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