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  • jose Mourinho began his reign as Manchester United manager with a trophy as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a late header to beat Leicester in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

    jose Mourinho began his reign as Manchester United manager with a trophy as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a late header to beat Leicester in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

    Jesse Lingard, who scored the final goal of the Louis van Gaal era with the winner in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace, put United ahead before half-time when he ran 40 yards and beat four men to slot home.

    League champions Leicester replied when Marouane Fellaini's dreadful back-pass let Jamie Vardy in to round David de Gea and score.

    But summer signing Ibrahimovic, 34, typically had the final word with seven minutes to go, rising to meet Antonio Valencia's cross and beat Kasper Schmeichel via the post.

    The outspoken Swede had stated beforehand that the shield would be the first trophy he would be bringing home as a United player, and so it proved for the veteran striker.

    Leicester had brought Mourinho's second stint in charge of Chelsea to an end with a 2-1 defeat at King Power Stadium in December on their way to the title but this was a much happier occasion for the Portuguese.

    Mourinho has even more reason to be cheerful ahead of the start of the new Premier League season next week as United announced before the game that Paul Pogba is set to have a medical before a potential return to Old Trafford for what would be a world record fee.

    Source :- BBc sport Football 

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  • The four Emirates Athletics aiming for GOLD in Rio Olympic Games

    Twelve years ago shooter Sheikh Ahmed bin Hasher became a national hero, after reigning supreme in the double trap and winning gold in 2004 Olympics.

    Today, UAE is looking at its thirteen athletes to recreate history as the Olympic torch will be set ablaze on August 5 in Rio.

    These 13 athletes will compete in multiple events - cycling, swimming, shooting, weightlifting, judo. Before the action kick starts in Rio we take a look at the four Emirati women gunning for gold at world's biggest stage.

    Aisha Al Balooshi, 24-year-old, is UAE's only athlete in the weightlifting category.

    Emirates Weightlifting Federation (EWF) picked up Al Balooshi after the team was handed a spot for the Olympics by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

    She will represent the country in the 58kg weight category on August 8.

    Al Balooshi entered the international arena in 2009 Asian Youth and Junior Championship in Dubai and since then won 13 gold medals, six silvers and four bronzes in various international competitions, including two golds and a silver in Arab Championships in Egypt.


    Source : Emirates 24/7

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  • Jeremy Menez lost part of his ears friendly game between new sign club Bordeaux Debut

    New Bordeaux signing Jeremy Menez redefined what it means to have a nightmare debut. 

    Playing in his first match since arriving from AC Milan on Monday, the 29-year-old lost part of his right ear in Wednesday's friendly win against Lorient after a tangle with Didier Ndong. The freak accident occurred just 15 minutes into Menez's debut after Ndong accidentally stood on Menez's head, taking out a chunk of his ear in the process

    Bordeaux confirmed that Menez has already undergone surgery to sew his ear back together. The timetable for his return is not yet known.

     Lorient's Ndong meanwhile apologized for the freak accident on Thursday via a club statement.

     "I apologize fully to Jeremy Menez and to Girondins de Bordeaux after this totally involuntary aspect of the game had unfortunate consequences for the Bordeaux attacker," Ndong said in the club's press release.

     I lend him all my support for the coming days and I hope to see him back on the pitches of Ligue 1 very soon."

    Get well soon, Jeremy. Look at it this way: your Bordeaux career can only get better from here.



    Source:  FOX SOCCER

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  • Man City Sign Gabriel Jesus fee of £27m($35.9M)

    Man City  have signed Brazilian winger Gabriel Jesus from Palmeiras for a reported fee of £27m ($35.9m) plus add-ons. The 19-year-old, who is considered one of the hottest prospects in world football, has agreed a five-year deal at the Etihad Stadium.

    Jesus will remain at his current club Palmeiras until December 2016, when the Brazilian league season comes to an end. City are reported to have fought off stiff competition from the likes of Barcelona to secure his signature."Manchester City is one of the best clubs in the world so I'm really pleased to sign," the Brazilian told the club's official website. "We have many great talents in the team and a fantastic manager in Pep Guardiola that I can learn so much from.

    I'm looking forward to showing the City fans what I can do and I think we'll have a great future together!"

    Meanwhile, Txiki Begiristain, City's Director of Football, has welcomed the highly-rated youngster to the club, revealing he is relishing the prospect of watching him in action this season.

    "He is one of the most exciting young prospects in world football and plays the game in a spectacular way," the City official said, having completed the transfer ahead of the likes of Barcelona. "We look forward to him making a big impact at Manchester City in January."

    Jesus has netted 26 goals in 67 first-team games for Palmeiras and has been widely praised for his outstanding displays in recent months. Former Brazil and Barcelona striker Ronaldo recently said: "I am betting on two great talents that are still developing but already show a lot of skill: Santos' Gabigol and Palmeiras' Gabriel Jesus. And they haven't even turned 20 yet."


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