Danny Welbeck has revealed that he “used to hate” Kieran Gibbs before teaming up with his fellow England international at Arsenal. Welbeck was on the books of Manchester United at the time, while Gibbs was progressing through the ranks with the Gunners. Gibbs netted in a first meeting between United and Arsenal, before Welbeck had the last laugh by grabbing the winner in the return date.
Leicester caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare has laughed off claims that a players’ revolt was behind the shock sacking of Claudio Ranieri. The Premier League champions stunned fans on Thursday night by sacking Ranieri just nine months after he led them to the title.
A few days after the dramatic dawn raid that led to the arrest of world football officials at the Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich in May 2015, Sepp Blatter, the incumbent FIFA president, was re-elected unopposed. That tells you everything you need to know about FIFA. Soon after, officials concluded that Blatter was involved in a “ dishonest payment ” to former football great Michel Platini, then head of European football (UEFA) and widely seen as Blatter’s heir apparent. It would prove to be the end of both their careers at FIFA. By February last year, the first FIFA election since 1998 without Blatter as a candidate, and after months of continuous fallout, dreadful headlines, widespread ridicule