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The Africa Cup of Nations group stage continues to ramp up this afternoon with Ivory Coast hoping to seal their spot in the last-16 against a buoyed Sierra Leone side. Among the tournament favourites, the Ivorians began their campaign with a 1-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea thanks to Max Gradel’s early strike in their opening match. Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone is scheduled for a 4pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, January 16, 2022.
Dusan Vlahovic is available for transfer this month after reports in Italy detailed Fiorentina’s plans to cash in on the Serbian striker. Arsenal, Tottenham and Real Madrid have all been linked with the forward and the Gunners are said to have launched a £50million player-plus-cash bid. Also on their radar is the surprising name of Diego Costa, according to reports in Brazil, with Mikel Arteta desperate to bolster a squad which was deemed unable to face Tottenham in today’s North London derby.
Fabinho opens scoring moments before half time against Brentford Oxlade-Chamberlain doubles lead with powerful header from Robertson cross Sub Minamino seals the win after Brentford defensive mishap
Everton have sacked Rafael Benitez after six months in charge. Benitez leaves Goodison Park after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Norwich left Everton 16th in the Premier League after nine defeats in their past 12 games. Everton’s travelling fans demanded that Benitez “get out of our club” during the Norwich defeat.
There were nine pre-season friendlies this weekend, including Championship club Bradford beating Hull in Danny Brough's testimonial match.
United have moved into third, just four points off leaders Arsenal, while City continued their strong form
Borussia Dortmund have distanced themselves from Erling Haaland’s claims that he is being pressured into making a quick decision over his future. Real Madrid, Manchester City and Barcelona are all reportedly interested in Haaland’s services, with a release clause worth just £63million set to kick in this summer amid a bumper new contract offer from Borussia. “Erling Haaland's comments surprised us a bit,” sporting director Michael Zorc told Kicker.
Novak Djokovic will learn on Sunday if he can stay in Australia to compete at the 2022 Australian Open, which begins on Monday.
The Gunners made an application to the Premier League on Friday due to a host of players being unavailable.
Following a thumping Ashes series defeat, Joe Root underlined his desire to continue in the role as England's Test skipper.
Football transfer rumours: Aubameyang to Juventus? Tielemans to Arsenal?. Today’s rumours have been up against it from the get-go
The Blues boss refused to criticise Romelu Lukaku for his performance against Manchester City on Saturday
Former Wigan reserves full-back or stand-off Joe Purcell has become the latest signing for new League 1 club Cornwall.
Crystal Palace are reconsidering their decision to potentially allow Jean-Philippe Mateta to leave the club this month. There is interest in the striker from his homeland France in a loan deal until the end of the season, but a recent upturn in form may see him stay at Selhurst Park. Mateta has two goals in his last four games across all competitions and was turned to by manager Patrick Vieira ahead of Burnley target Christian Benteke during the 1-1 draw with Brighton, playing a role in Conor Gallagher's fine goal.
France half-back duo Antoine Dupont and Mathieu Jalibert are both poised to be fit for the start of the Six Nations, it was reported on Monday.
The Dallas Mavericks star recently became the youngest player in league history to record 40 triple-doubles.
Harrison's first hat-trick saw Leeds over the line in an end-to-end match Forshaw and Firpo both limped off after 20 minutes, adding to Leeds' injury woes
Marcus Harris has been replaced by Usman Khawaja for the final Test in the Ashes, with Australia 3-0 up
Rafael Nadal wants to focus on tennis.
Joe Root has declared his desire to remain as England captain after another dismal Ashes defeat, but believes major structural change to is required to the domestic game because players reaching Test level are “doing it in spite of county cricket, not because of it”. Root said there are “no excuses” for performances like the one that saw England lose all 10 wickets for 56 runs to lose in three days in the final Test in Hobart. Root accepts the captaincy decision may be taken out of his hands after his second 4-0 defeat in Australia, and also hopes that Chris Silverwood remains in post as Head Coach (which appears less likely).