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FIFA The Best Awards: Gareth Southgate among Coach of the Year nominees

FIFA The Best Awards: Gareth Southgate among Coach of the Year nominees

The world football governing body will host its annual The Best Football Awards gala on 24 September, when The Best FIFA Men's Coach and all the other 2018 award winners will be announced. While Stanislav Cherchesov, Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez have been credited for their success with Russia, England and Belgium respectively.


Barcelona Announce Malcom Signing After Beating Roma To Brazil Winger

Barcelona Announce Malcom Signing After Beating Roma To Brazil Winger

After heavy links to Arsenal and Tottenham in January, the 21-year-old Brazilian had also drawn reported interest from Inter Milan, Everton, Liverpool and Bayern Munich. However, if he's not included in the squad for that game, he could, coincidentally, come into the reckoning for the Blaugrana's match against Roma in Dallas next week.


Who will make FIFA's 10 man shortlist for The Best 2018?

Who will make FIFA's 10 man shortlist for The Best 2018?

France's victorious World Cup team is also well represented, with Kylian Mbappe , defender Raphael Varane and forward Antoine Griezmann all included, as is Croatia captain Luka Modric. The award, which has been running in its current format since 2016, covers the period from July 3 2017 to July 15 2018. The 10-man shortlist was selected by a Federation Internationale de Football Association panel of experts, including Ronaldo Nazario and Frank Lampard.


Raptors looking to shed salary after acquiring Kawhi Leonard

Raptors looking to shed salary after acquiring Kawhi Leonard

However, the Spurs chose to chuck Kawhi Leonard up to the far north, with some fans jokingly saying that he's been sent to the Wall, an allusion to the fantasy series "Game of Thrones". As it stands now, Kawhi is not interested in playing for the Raptors for years to come. With Leonard instead of DeRozan, the Raptors can maximize the potential of what they had and possibly win the East this year.



Mesut Ozil's racism claims remain controversial

Ozil, 29, won the World Cup with Germany four years ago, but was also part of Joachim Low's squad which failed to progress from the group stages of the 2018 tournament in Russian Federation. Former Germany captain Matthaus admits an unfortunate situation has been hard for all concerned but feels Ozil has been a fading force for a few years, telling ESPN FC: "I think football is football, politics is politics".


Cyclists hit with spray as Tour halted by protests

Cyclists hit with spray as Tour halted by protests

Stage 16 of the Tour de France was brought to a standstill by a farmers' roadside protest with bales of hay blocking the road in the Massif Central. Ahead of the Tour, 33-year-old Froome had been under an anti-doping cloud after he was found to have more than the permissible level of asthma drug salbutamol in his urine at last September's Vuelta a España.