Pep Guardiola could be one step closer to reuniting with one of his former pupils at Barcelona, and the Manchester City manager has Juventus to thank for that. The reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Wednesday that the club will release outside back Dani Alves, clearing the veteran defender’s path to join Man City this summer or another club. “We’re not talking about a breakdown in the relationship, it’s motivation that is fundamental for players,” said Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta.
Mexico and New Zealand got into a melee at the end of their Confederations Cup clash on Wednesday, and the Video Assistant Referee review somehow turned out to be a bigger mess. The arrival of the Video Assistant Referee — or VAR — to help adjudicate every other decision hasn’t made the game better. Now in use in the first major tournament, the ongoing Confederations Cup in Russia, the technology has revealed itself as unready to be integrated seamlessly into the game just yet.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Late buses and busy roads are messing up Cameroon’s pre-match plans in Russia. “The traffic in Moscow is a disaster,” Cameroon coach Hugo Broos told The Associated Press on Wednesday after a news conference in St. Petersburg which was also delayed by transport issues at the Confederations Cup. The mandatory session with international media started 30 minutes late at the stadium where Cameroon plays Australia on Thursday.