Juventus star Gigi Buffon caused controversy when greeting a Chinese fan after the Coppa Italia semi-final 1-1 draw with Milan and joking about the coronavirus. There is video circulating online of Buffon signing autographs in the mixed zone following Thursday’s match at San Siro. “I’m watching you, eh? Corona, eh? Damn, are you from Wuhan?” 

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The Chinese New Year is less than two weeks away, and it’s the “year of the rat” in 2020.  And what better way to woo the Chinese market with a specially themed kit, especially if you have some popularity in the world’s most populated nation.  We’re speaking about Manchester United, who unveiled the special kit 

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Liverpool have signed a multi-year deal with Nike as their new kit supplier from the 2020-21 season to replace New Balance, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Liverpool were taken to court by New Balance last year after it was alleged the club was looking to switch to Nike once their existing contract ended 

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AC Milan continue to be linked with free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic and manager Stefano Pioli talked up the qualities he would add to his struggling team. The Rossoneri were embarrassed by Atalanta on Sunday with Josip Ilicic’s double and goals from Alejandro Gomez, Mario Pasalic and Luis Muriel consigning them to a 5-0 defeat. It 

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Japanese international Takumi Minamino has completed his move to Liverpool for a reported fee of £7.25 million ($9.5 million). He joins the Champions League holders from Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg. The 24-year-old forward is believed to have signed a four-and-a-half-year contract. “Liverpool Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Red Bull 

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Emotions are scrawled across the faces of footballers whenever they score a crucial goal. But a rare selection is choosing to conceal it with a mask, most often one of a fictional action hero. Here are some of the most famous masked footballers. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did just that as a Borussia Dortmund player against city 

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AS Roma have criticised an Italian newspaper for previewing their upcoming Serie A game against Inter with a “Black Friday” headline between images of Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling. Corriere dello Sport dedicated its front page to the contest between two of Italy’s form teams, but their headline choice has attracted widespread criticism. “Black Friday”, 

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Horrible football misses. Some can be so unbearable to watch that it’s almost hysterical. How about this one from Italy?  A commentator was left in stitches after this striker, named Ebrime Njie missed the “easiest goal in the world”. He had two bites of the cherry within 3 seconds – and each time he missed!  

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