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The 43-year-old first joined the Turin club from Parma in 2001 and has been there ever since, with the exception of one season at French side Paris Saint-Germain in 2018-19. Considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Buffon has won 10 Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia trophies with Juve, as well as achieving FIFA World Cup glory with Italy in 2006. Buffon has served as a backup to Pole Wojciech Szczesny since returning from Paris in 2019 and has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season.
This year's British Open could be played out in front of "significant numbers" of spectators, organisers the Royal and Ancient (R&A) said on Tuesday. The 149th Open, cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place at the Royal St George's in Sandwich on the Kent coast from July 15-18. "The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to improve in the UK and the rapid roll-out of the vaccine programme gives us growing confidence that we will be able to welcome a significant number of fans to the Championship as part of a reduced capacity model," R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said in a statement.
Two Schalke 04 players are isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 but their delayed Bundesliga game against Hertha Berlin on Wednesday will take place as scheduled, the club said on Tuesday. The game had been delayed last month after Hertha went into a two-week quarantine following a string of positive cases within the team. "At the moment nothing stands in the way of the game against Hertha Berlin to take place on Wednesday," Schalke said.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said football had become fairer thanks to video technology and insisted he was not worried Real Madrid's furore over refereeing decisions could condition the final stretch of the La Liga title race. Simeone's side were in danger of losing top spot when Real Madrid met Sevilla on Sunday but the game ended 2-2 following a VAR decision which saw a Real penalty overturned and one given for Sevilla instead for an earlier handball. Real coach Zinedine Zidane and director Emilio Butragueno both expressed their anger at the decision while the fallout has continued in the Spanish media.
Saudi Arabia will host the world heavyweight boxing title unification fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in August, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday. Joshua holds the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO titles while fellow Briton Fury is the WBC belt holder.
Saudi Arabia will host the fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury on either August 7 or August 14, according to Eddie Hearn. Joshua's promoter, said that a deal had been struck to take the fight overseas this summer, but a specific date and venue are yet to be confirmed. August 7 or August 14 are likely but Telegraph Sport understands that the final details of the contract are still to be finalised. The blockbuster contest pitches undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Fury against Joshua, who holds the IBF, WBA and WBO belts. An early August date means the fight could still take place at the same time as the Tokyo Olympics, which run from July 23 to August 8. "It's a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia," Hearn told Sky Sports. Analysis: What does Saudi Arabia really want from sport? Success in bringing the Joshua-Fury fight to Saudi is among the most audacious raid for a sporting event by Riyadh backers. Academics insist there is method behind the madness of Saudi’s sudden sporting obsession. “This is bread and circus to fill the civil societal space,” says Dr Andreas Krieg, of King's College London and the Royal College of Defence Studies. Audacious sporting bids are domestic appeasement in a nation where political debate is potentially deadly. “The public sphere is entirely consumed by entertainment and sports because you’re not allowed to speak about societal or political issues.” With jail and floggings among reported punishments for dissidents of Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), the social media void is filled by the country’s rulers drip feed sporting and entertainment gossip. Hype around Saudi hosting Formula 1 this year as well as a previous Anthony Joshua fight in Riyadh dominated national dialogue for weeks, with Saudi Arabians now accounting for the eighth biggest population of Twitter users globally. Observers say life in the country is more authoritarian than ever since MBS came to power. The murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been disastrous for MBS’ efforts to earn new Western allies, but domestically the case is just one of countless claims of human rights atrocities. “The very strict enforcement of Sharia law simply goes beyond what Islam intended,” the academic adds. “It’s quite literally chopping people’s hands and heads off, and capital punishment is being used routinely against minors.” Pressure on MBS following Joe Biden's election to the White House has led to prisoners of conscience being freed in recent weeks, but Krieg says there can be no moral justification for bringing a major fight to a nation where citizens have been imprisoned just for campaigning on women’s driving rights. “These people were imprisoned because there can be zero toleration of any form of opposition, any form of critical voices, whether online or offline,” he adds. “When you think about Saudi we always thought about a more repressive, authoritarian country, but it was never as bad as it is under MBS, because at least there was some sort of discourse going on - now it is absolutely zero tolerance.” Aside from helping fill the vacuum in public debate, bringing big sport to Saudi also helps MBS attempt to convince the world he is a global player. Saudi’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), is among the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world due to the oil boom of the previous century, with total estimated assets of almost £300 billion. It has become a so-called “piggy bank” for MBS, who is reported to have extracted funds directly from it to add to the total pot for Joshua’s previous fight in Riyadh against Andy Ruiz Jr. What else is motivating the Saudi sporting takeover? Much of MBS’ competitiveness is drawn from a ‘Keeping up with the Jones’s’ eye on progress on his contemporaries in Qatar and UAE. One has the World Cup, the other owns Manchester City. MBS’ trump card in return is his extraordinary ambition to build an equivalent of Dubai from scratch - the 10,230 square mile Neom development that could cost £400bn. The shiny marketing materials suggest the city could one day become a major international sporting hub, perhaps one day staging an international sporting competition, but observers, again, are sceptical. Dr Krieg says progress at the site currently amounts to an airport and little else as questions mount over the stability of Saudi's long term financial outlook with oil prices unstable. “Nobody has any real numbers on unemployment but they are at more than 25 per cent among 18 year olds to 35 year olds,” he says. Bill Law, a Middle East analyst and editor of Arab Digest, says much of MBS’ Vision 2030 - a dramatic remaking of the Saudi economy and Saudi society - will be dependent on sport as “a big part of that agenda”. The ambition promises to encourage women into sport, creating 40,000 new jobs, but has effectively justified authorities in using the PIF to pursue Newcastle, F1, and now potentially tabling a £100million-plus offer for the Fury-Joshua fight. “MBS will take anything he can get his hands on because it gives him a much better image and it feeds into his narrative that Saudi Arabia is open and changing, becoming moderate,” Law says. “He's been very successful in engaging sports. Yeah. I wouldn't be surprised to see Major League Baseball have an exhibition series too. It's all too irresistible for these big sporting bodies.” The Joshua-Fury fight or indeed attempts to bankroll the controversial golfing breakaway will do little to benefit soaring numbers of unemployed, Law explains. “As much as these sporting events are popular with young Saudis, most of them quite frankly can’t afford to go to them because they don’t have jobs,” he said. “He needs to deliver over a million jobs, and he’s showing no signs of doing that. Young Saudis can’t get married because they can't afford to get on the housing ladder. So while he's bringing in all of these splashy big sporting events, and spending hugely on Neom, the basics are not getting done. And I think the longer that goes on, and the more the oil revenues contract, the more difficult it's going to be for him. That's where again sports-washing is useful.” A version of this analysis first appeared on May 6
Mourinho was sacked at Spurs last month after a poor second half of the season.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche relished keeping Burnley up despite enduring what he called his ‘most challenging’ season as a manager.
Only home fans will be allowed to attend the semi-final matches.
Arsenal are weighing up a move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele ahead of their planned overhaul of the squad this summer, Telegraph Sport understands. With uncertainty over the futures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah, who could both leave the club, Arsenal are exploring possible attacking options to pursue once the transfer window opens. It is understood that they have looked into Dembele’s possible availability this summer, when the Frenchman’s loan spell at Atletico Madrid comes to an end. The Spanish side have an option to buy Dembele for around £30million but it remains to be seen whether they will choose to exercise that option. The former Celtic striker has struggled with fitness issues since moving to Spain in January and is yet to score for Diego Simeone’s side. It is believed that the 24-year-old could be available for around £25m this summer, although Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is seen to be one of Europe’s toughest negotiators. Dembele scored 44 goals in his first two seasons in Lyon, including two in last year’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City. He was previously prolific at Celtic, scoring 51 goals in 94 appearances for the Scottish club. Telegraph Sport reported last month that Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is also on Arsenal’s list of potential options this summer. Leicester City are also in the race for Edouard and are seen to be the favourites to sign the 23-year-old this summer, when he enters the final year of his deal in Scotland. Edouard is expected to be available for around £15m to £20m. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made it clear his squad needs revamping this summer and he expects to be backed by the Kroenke family in the transfer market. Speaking on Tuesday morning, Arteta said:"We have already had an incredible amount of changes at the club over the past year or so, more than ever. We are looking to improve and be much closer than where we are at the moment. In order to do that there are certain things that we have to improve. "There are so many things to do because we already have a lot of players on loan and a lot of players with contracts still that we need to sort. It will depend on what happens with a lot of those players and what we are able to recruit to improve the team. That is going to determine where we are." Heaton on verge of Man Utd return Manchester United are close to signing Tom Heaton on a free transfer this summer as a replacement for Sergio Romero. The Aston Villa goalkeeper, 35, will return to the club where he started his career before establishing himself in the Premier League at Burnley. His contract at Villa Park expires next month and he is allowed to talk to other clubs about a pre-contract, with United moving swiftly for a reliable back-up to Dean Henderson and David De Gea. Romero, 34, holds an Italian passport and has interest from Jose Mourinho at Roma among other Serie A clubs. The Argentina international, who played in the World Cup final, worked well with Mourinho during their time together at Old Trafford. Mourinho will look at strengthening his goalkeeper department when he starts work at his new club in the summer, although Romero has sparked interest from other clubs as a free agent. Heaton recovered from a serious knee injury to be back-up to Emi Martinez at Villa this season. Gareth Southgate had him on standby for the last World Cup after being impressed with him around the squad during his England call-ups, which has earned him three caps. United’s fringe players have been on the radar of clubs as they look to pick up talent this summer. Brandon Williams has not played regularly and Brighton are interested in using him as a left wing-back. Southampton have previously inquired about him.
A quick glance at the Senegal international’s numbers highlights how difficult a campaign it has been.
Arsenal were knocked out of the second-tier Europa League last week and are ninth in the Premier League ahead of their clash at third-placed Chelsea on Wednesday, facing the prospect of no European football for the first time in 25 years. Arteta said that the club will also have to resolve the futures of several of their current players. "There are so many things to do because we already have a lot of players on loan and a lot of players with contracts still that we need to sort," Arteta told reporters.
The Magpies have eased to safety with three wins in their last five games.
The venue for the May 29 match between Chelsea and Manchester City is still to be decided.
Turkey is currently on the coronavirus ‘red list’ for international travel.
The striker scored twice in Friday’s 4-2 win at Leicester.
Clubs in Scotland’s fifth tier have voted in favour of plans to admit junior Rangers and Celtic sides for one season only.
The Gunners face a first season without European football for 25 years as things stand.
The 21-year-old defender is looking for a new club after seven years at Old Trafford.
Murray had travelled to Rome for a week of practice with the sport’s leading names.