Newly-crowned European Best Player of the Year Virgil van Dijk decided against wearing his father’s surname after a bitter family feud aged 12, according to reports. Close relatives of the Liverpool defender claim he has never forgiven his father for walking out on mother, Hellen. Van Dijk’s uncle Steven Fo Sieeuw divulged some of the 

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Vincent Kompany is an injury doubt for his own Manchester City testimonial, after being forced off during Anderlecht’s 1-0 defeat to Genk. The defender, who joined the Belgian club in May following his departure from City, was substituted in the 75th minute of Anderlecht’s fifth league game of the season. Kompany suffered what looked like a 

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The Juventus star admits he has never been to dinner with his Barcelona rival but would have no problem doing so in the future. Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that both he and Lionel Messi have benefitted from their long-running rivalry. Ronaldo and Messi have been at the top of the sport for more than a 

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to name a Manchester United penalty taker despite the furore that followed Paul Pogba’s miss from the spot against Wolves on Monday that cost the Red Devils top spot in the Premier League. The United manager was criticised after Pogba failed to convert a penalty for fourth time in a 

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Former Ghana, Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers striker Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40. Agogo, who began his career at Sheffield Wednesday, played 27 times for his country and scored 12 goals. He finished his career at Hibernian in 2012 having also had spells in the United States, Cyprus and Egypt. He 

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The proposed stadium site for Inter Miami CF contains levels of arsenic, lead, and barium that exceed legal limits, according to a new environmental analysis conducted by consultants hired by the team. The Miami Herald was the first to report the news. The site is occupied by Melreese Country Club, the city’s only publicly-owned golf 

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Franck Ribery has completed a move to Serie A side Fiorentina following his departure from Bayern Munich. Ribery, 36, became a free agent when his Bayern contact expired at the end of June. The French winger spent 12 years in Bavaria, winning nine Bundesliga titles, and was given a warm welcome by Fiorentina fans when 

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores a trademark free-kick from range. He celebrates by doing the “SIIIIII” celebration in front of thousands of fans. Sounds like a decent concept for a commercial, right? WRONG. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, fresh from appearing in a boxing sketch with Neymar Jr, has featured in what many are calling ‘the worst advert 

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After losing Alisson to injury in the opening game of the season, Jurgen Klopp has now revealed that Adrian, Liverpool’s second-choice goalkeeper, is a doubt for Saturday’s clash with Southampton after injuring his ankle in the Super Cup final. Adrian’s injury came amid the most unusual of circumstances, with a pitch-invading fan sliding into him during Liverpool’s celebrations after his 

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An outraged South Korean fan flew out to Sweden to confront Cristiano Ronaldo over his Juventus no-show in a pre-season friendly. The Juventus superstar, 34, watched on from the bench as the Italian champions were held to a 3-3 draw against K-League All-Stars in Seoul last month. And supporter Kwak Ji-hyuk approached the former Manchester 

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