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Sterling and Joe Gomez in BUST-UP again during England training.

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England’s preparations for this week’s European Championship qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo have been disrupted by a bust-up between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez at St George’s Park.

Sportsmail has been told that the pair had to be separated by shocked team-mates following a physical confrontation on Monday after some banter about Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Manchester City the previous day got out of hand.

Sterling had clashed with Gomez towards the end of the dramatic top-of-the-table clash at Anfield on Sunday which left City nine points behind leaders Liverpool, and the bad blood appears to have spilled over after they reported for England duty the following day.

What began as light-hearted ribbing about the result and their on-pitch row is understood to have degenerated into another physical confrontation, to the surprise of their team-mates and providing a real test of England’s team spirit.

The bust-up will provide another test of Gareth Southgate’s man-management skills ahead of a crucial week that could go a long way towards determining the challenge England will face at next summer’s European Championship.

England only need a point from two matches to qualify, but with Czech Republic just three points behind following last month’s surprise defeat in Prague one victory is required to ensure they win the group and book their place as top seeds.

Southgate was already planning to have a quiet word with James Madison after the Leicester midfield player opted to visit a casino during England’s surprise defeat to Czech Republic last month after he had withdrawn from the squad due to illness, and may now have to address the issue of discipline amongst his players.

The initial flare-up was triggered by Sterling’s attempt to take the ball off Gomez as he pushed forward down the left-wing. Gomez had only been introduced shortly earlier as an 87th-minute substitute but bore the brunt of Sterling’s frustrations following a difficult afternoon in which he was well marshaled by another England team-mate, Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Sterling backed into Gomez, with the 6ft 2in Liverpool defender responding by giving him a push in the chest as he towered over his 5ft 7in opponent. The City winger responded by deliberately shoving into Gomez’s back with his shoulders after referee Michael Oliver had blown his whistle, which led James Milner to intervene by dragging his team-mate away from the incident.

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Isaac Dogboe Causes Stir With His De@Th Note In Latest Post

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Ghanaian UK-Based professional boxer, Isaac Dogboe aka Neho has caused a massive stir on both the local and international digital space with his latest encrypted message which contains a loud death note.

This tweet from the celebrated boxer which hints about his death has consequently got his fans worried about his mental health with the strong belief that the boxer might be contemplating on suicide suicide.

According to Isaac Dogbe, he’s waiting for the day he’ll finally die and he hopes that when that day inevitably comes, his fans and loved ones won’t over grieve.

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Lionel Messi Crowned As The Best Playmaker Of The Last Decade

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Lionel Messi has proved that he is the ultimate team player after being named as the world’s best playmaker of the last decade.

The Barcelona talisman is in elite company but was comfortably judged to have been the most productive creator over the last 10 years according to data compiled by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

Every year, the IFFHS gives out an award for the best playmaker using statistics to determine a winner on a points system.

This system – which gives 20 points to first place, 19 points to second and so on and so forth – has accumulated each player’s yearly total between 2011 and 2020 to help crown the best 20 playmakers, with Messi winning by a clear margin.

 The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, who picked up the best playmaker award in 2015, 2017 and 2019, managed to accrue an impressive 174 points during the nine-year period, with ex-Barca team-mate Andres Iniesta the closest player to him on 127 points.

Luka Modric, who became the only player to break Messi’s and Cristiano Ronaldo’s stranglehold of the Ballon d’Or trophy in 2018, claimed the final podium place with 113 points.

It meant that Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, who is comfortably considered the Premier League’s best creator, finished in fourth and 10 points adrift of the Croatian. 

Toni Kroos completed the top five while his Real Madrid team-mate, Eden Hazard, claimed sixth position, having enjoyed his best years with Chelsea.

Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil finished in an impressive eighth place ahead of the likes of David Silva (13th) and Christian Eriksen (16th), who he has been in direct competition as a playmaker during the last decade.

While Ronaldo is set to break goalscoring records once again very soon, the Portuguese talisman failed to break into the top 10 and could only finish 12th on the list – a point behind Xavi, who retired in 2019.

Yaya Toure, Andrea Pirlo and Bastian Schweinsteiger are other players who retired in the last decade but still made the top 20.

TOP 20 PLAYMAKERS OF THE DECADE

Lionel Messi – 174 points

Andres Iniesta – 127 points

Luka Modric – 113 points

Kevin De Bruyne – 103 points

Toni Kroos – 90 points

Eden Hazard – 77 points

Neymar – 71 points

Mesut Ozil – 69 points

Andrea Pirlo – 63 points

Yaya Toure – 60 points

Xavi Hernandez – 55 points

Cristiano Ronaldo – 54 points

David Silva – 52 points

James Rodriguez – 42 points

Bastian Schweinsteiger – 40 points

Christian Eriksen – 38 points

Riyad Mahrez – 38 points

Paul Pogba – 35 points

Thiago Alcantara – 33 points

Isco – 25 points

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

 

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Ronaldo Finally Equals Bican’s Record With The Most Official Goals In History

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Christiano Ronaldo has yet again broken a long-lasting record in the game of football. The Portuguese international and Juventus skipper has equaled Binca’s 759 footballing goals.

During tonight’s game, Christiano Ronaldo netted his 759th goal making him on equal grounds with Josef Binca. The Portuguese talisman, the goal-scoring machine is just one goal away from becoming the only footballer with the most official goals on the planet.

Ronaldo currently holds the title as the highest-scoring player in the 2020/2021 Sereia A season.

There is no doubt that the 4-time Champions League winner is on the way to be called the most successful footballer on the planet.

 

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