A push by the Football Association of Malaysia to ensure its leading clubs become private and cease relying on state handouts was challenging enough before COVID-19 arrived. While the group remains committed to the transition, it must accept that the shift will take longer than anticipated.
Singaporean company Bellagraph Nova wants to buy Newcastle United, one of the English Premier League’s biggest clubs. Asian companies already control teams throughout Europe but what is the appeal and what are the challenges that lie ahead?
Manchester City host Newcastle United this evening (July 8) looking to get back to winning ways following their shock defeat at Southampton.
West Ham United will be without one forward in Felipe Anderson but another, Sebastien Haller, could feature in their Premier League match against Burnley this evening (July 8).
Aston Villa resume their fight to maintain their Premier League status when hosting Sheffield United on Wednesday evening (June 17). Villans boss Dean Smith has midfielder John McGinn available for the first time since December after the Scot recovered from an ankle injury.
Arsenal restart their Premier League campaign with a tricky proposition as they head north to take on Manchester City on Wednesday evening (June 17). And ex-Citizens assistant Mikel Arteta, now in charge of the Gunners, has no new injury concerns ahead of the game at the Etihad Stadium.
Having discovered that Incheon United have completed three consecutive 0-0 draws in K League 1 (albeit across two seasons), it got me thinking about what the record is for such a run. It turns out that they are not far away from levelling it themselves.