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Valverde tested positive for COVID-19

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Real Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Uruguayan has been in isolation since Sunday due to close contact with a coronavirus suffered and now his ailment has been confirmed.

As it stands, he will LaLiga Santander games against Cadiz and Real Betis, as well as the first leg of the Champions League semi final against Chelsea.

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BREAKING: Mourinho will take charge of Roma from next season

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Roma have officially announced Jose Mourinho will be the new head coach and has signed a three-year deal with the Giallorossi.

After having announced the departure of current coach Paulo Fonseca after the season, La Lupa have now confirmed Mourinho will take over ahead of next season.

“The club are delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho for him to become our new head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season,” the club said in an official statement.

Vice-President Ryan Friedkin said the Giallorossi are ‘thrilled’ to announce the arrival of the former Inter coach.

“We are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma family,” club president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin said.

“A great champion who has won trophies at every level, José will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project.

“The appointment of José is a huge step in building a long-term and consistent winning culture throughout the club.”

Mourinho was sacked from his position at Spurs last month and has now penned a deal with the Giallorossi.

“After meetings with the ownership, I immediately understood the full extent of their ambitions for Roma,” Mourinho said.

“The incredible passion of the Roma fans convinced me to accept the job and I cannot wait to start next season.”

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Ghana disqualified from 4x100m World Relays Final

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Ghana’s 4x100m men’s relay team were disqualified from the World Relays final after breaking changeover rules.

The team initially finished third in the final behind Brazil and South Africa with a time of 39.11s but minutes after the race and time confirmations, drama ensued as Brazil and Ghana were disqualified.

Ghana’s team was disqualified after breaking changeover rules. The final changeover took place outside the authorized zone.

Ghana’s disqualification came as a result of a late changeover – Rule TR 24.7 between the pair of Azamati and Joseph Manu.

In the process, it means South Africa, Italy, Japan and Denmark were the only four out of eight competing teams to record times in the men’s 4x100m.

On a slightly brighter side, the decision is subject to an appeal from team Ghana.

The quartet of Benjamin Azamati, Safo-Antwi, Joseph Paul-Amoah and Joseph Manu simultaneously have already secured Ghana a place at the Olympic Games and the World Athletic Championship in the heats on Saturday.

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Messi scores his 50th freekick for Barcelona

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Lionel Messi scored the 50th freekick of his Barcelona career during their 3-2 win over Valencia on Sunday night.

The Argentine bent his effort just out of Jasper Cillessen’s reach, with the ball finding its way into the back of the net via the upright.

That was Messi’s third goal from a freekick this season – after strikes against Granada and Athletic Club – and, as mentioned, his 50th in all competitions for the Blaugrana.

The most freekicks the 32-year-old has scored in one season was in 2018/19, when he netted eight times from a dead ball. He did so seven times each in 2015/16 and 2017/18.

His first freekick goal arrived in the 2008/09 campaign, while he also netted five of them last season.

 

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