LNTUP 10 Hot Topics of The Day By the date 18th November 2017
1.Good news for Red Devils.
Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo are in contention to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday after recovering from their injuries, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 17, 2017
2. Virgil Van Dijk’s future is uncertain.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino is uncertain about defender Virgil van Dijk’s future and says that the final decision on whether the Dutchman will stay at the Premier League club will be made by the owners.
The 26-year-old, who handed in a transfer request in August, has made six appearances for Southampton this season after returning to the first team in September following injury.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNeuus) November 16, 2017
3. Luiz is back.
Chelsea central defender David Luiz is back in their squad for Saturday’s Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion after being dropped for the 1-0 home win over Manchester United, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.
— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) October 30, 2017
4. ISL dull initiation.
In a repeat of last year’s final, defending champions ATK were held out to a goalless draw by the revamped Kerala Blasters team. In spite of playing with the home crowd advantage, Blasters never really looked in a dominant position. Neither did their opponents.
It’s a goalless draw at the end of the first game of @IndSuperLeague Season 4. Not the result we wanted but every point matters. #KeralaBlasters #KERKOL #KBFC #IniKaliMaarum #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/wjmNZNm5Ku
— Kerala Blasters FC (@KeralaBlasters) November 17, 2017
5. Camp Nou can be banned.
La Liga president Javier Tebas said on Friday Barcelona supporters are free to chant in favour of independence for Catalonia at games but said any “insulting” chants against Spain could lead to the temporary closure of their Nou Camp stadium.
Pro-independence gestures have been on the rise at Barca’s stadium since the banned referendum on Catalonia’s split from Spain on Oct. 1, which has provoked a stand off between the Spanish central government and its richest region.
— AS English (@English_AS) November 17, 2017
6. Qatar Gulf Club.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will not take part in a Qatar-hosted football tournament for Arab nations scheduled for next month after missing a deadline to confirm their participation, organisers said on Friday.
The Gulf Cup deadline has passed after no response from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the Qatar tournament ⚽️https://t.co/6gYaKGrV79
— Sport360° (@Sport360) November 14, 2017
7. Wagner under scouts of Munich.
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has confirmed the club’s interest in signing Germany forward Sandro Wagner from Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim in the winter break.
Heynckes says, “When you have interest in a player who is under contract then you first have to go to the club. You speak with one another and that has happened.”
Nagelsmann has confirmed Bayern’s interest in Sandro Wagner…
Wagner in 2016: “In my eyes, I’ve been the best German attacker by a mile for a while now.” 🇩🇪
Seems like a modest chap. pic.twitter.com/bzK9B97hC1
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) November 16, 2017
8. Crisis at Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund slipped deeper into crisis after losing 2-1 at VfB Stuttgart on Friday for their fourth defeat in the last five Bundesliga matches.
The Ruhr valley club, firm title contenders only a few weeks ago with six wins from their first seven league matches, have lost their winning touch and are without a Bundesliga victory since September, piling pressure on coach Peter Bosz.
📝 BVB dominated the first period, having nine shots to Stuttgart’s one, but @VfB had the better of the shots (8-3) and dangerous counters after the break as they sealed all three points. The facts on the match in Stuttgart 👉 https://t.co/SyeqKKQWSM pic.twitter.com/CLkgC1Pbk5
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) November 18, 2017
9. Jovetic managed a draw.
Stevan Jovetic struck midway trough the second half to salvage a 1-1 draw for champions Monaco at struggling Amiens in Ligue 1 on Friday.
Jovetic found the back of the net in the 67th minute to cancel out Serge Gakpe’s first-half strike as the principality side stayed second in the standings, three points behind leaders Paris St Germain, who take on Nantes on Saturday.
— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) November 17, 2017
10. Coleman at Sunderland.
Chris Coleman has stepped down as Wales manager, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) said on Friday, and is set to take over at Championship side Sunderland.
Coleman has agreed to lead Sunderland who were relegated to England’s second tier from the Premier League this year, British media reported.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 17, 2017