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Author Archive for Marcus Christenson

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Women’s transfer window summer 2020 – all deals from Europe’s top five leagues

Latest deals and club-by-club guides for the WSL and leagues in Italy, France, Germany and SpainMake a contribution to our journalism today and support women’s football coverage that’s free and open for all Continue reading…

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‘A dream to play in England’: West Ham Women sign France defender Cissoko

23-year-old arrives from French top-division side SoyauxCissoko becomes West Ham’s fourth summer signingWest Ham have made their fourth signing ahead of the Women’s Super League season, with the France defender Hawa Cissoko arriving from thee Division …

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Bundesliga CEO adamant season will restart despite positive tests at Dresden

Dresden players sent home after two test positive‘We are not changing our plans,’ says Christian SeifertThe Bundesliga is keen to press ahead with plans to restart the season for the top two tiers next weekend, despite Dynamo Dresden’s squad being quar…

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From Australia to the US: when will football start again around the world?

As football prepares to start or resume seasons we look at 17 countries to see how close they are to a return Clubs and the football federation hope for an August restart with a July training phase to step up for a resumption of the A-League, which was…

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Salomon Kalou films himself breaking Covid-19 rules with Hertha teammates

Forward posts video of himself shaking teammates’ handsGerman football league says 10 of 1,724 tests positiveThe Bundesliga’s hopes of returning to action this month have suffered a blow after the Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video on F…

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Sweden plans to kick off top division on 14 June with fans in stadiums

Clubs in top two leagues agree date to try to start season‘The ambition is still to play games with fans at stadiums’The top two leagues in Sweden have announced that they hope to get their seasons up and running on 14 June with crowds in the stadiums….

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Borussia Dortmund allowed to play wonderkid Moukoko from November

German Football League changes rules for Bundesliga15-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko scoring freely for U19 sideThe German Football League has changed the minimum age for players to represent their clubs in the Bundesliga, a decision that will allow Boruss…

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‘This is sick’ – seventh-tier Swedish club cancels friendly after betting mayhem

Bookmaker let customers bet on FC Eskilstuna game‘People all over the world got in contact,’ says chairman A friendly between two lower league sides in Sweden had to be cancelled on Monday after at least one bookmaker offered customers the opportunity …

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Eintracht Frankfurt prepared to play ‘every day’ in order to finish season

Sporting director Fredi Bobic says daily games may be neededFrankfurt players have tested positive for coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director, Fredi Bobic, has said the club w…

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‘This is crazy’ – Thiago Alcântara angry at games going ahead this weekend

Bayern midfielder calls decision ‘irresponsible’Professional football in Germany to be suspended from TuesdayThe Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcântara has hit out at the decision to play this weekend’s Bundesliga games, saying the situation is “cra…

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Back from the brink: how Lask came back to set up Manchester United tie

The Austrian club were close to bankruptcy seven years ago, now they face Manchester United in the Europa League last-16It is not going to be the joyful occasion they first thought, but the Lask players are determined to make history regardless. When t…

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PSG’s game against Borussia Dortmund to be played behind closed doors

No fans will be allowed due to coronavirus threatLeipzig v Tottenham to be played with fans in stadiumThe Champions League game between PSG and Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus threat, the Paris p…

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RB Leipzig apologise to Japanese fans for coronavirus ‘error’

German media say up to 20 Japanese fans were asked to leaveClub say they want to invite supporters backRB Leipzig have been forced to apologise for an “error” towards Japanese fans during the game against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. The club did not sp…

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Finnish FA drops ‘women’s’ prefix for league in push for equality

Top league to be called National League, not Women’s League Finland introduced equal pay for national teams in 2019The top division of women’s football in Finland has announced that it will change its name from Women’s League to National League (Kansal…

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Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City: player ratings from the Bernabéu

Vinícius Júnior shone brightly for Real but Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus rose highest in the endThibaut Courtois Continue reading…

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RB Leipzig hope to cut short Bayern’s brush with Bundesliga supremacy

Top two meet with Leipzig looking to put criticism over visit of a celebrity barber on eve of a tame defeat behind themRalf Rangnick was not impressed. The day before RB Leipzig’s Bundesliga game against Eintracht Frankfurt on 25 January, the celebrity…

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Verona to equip stewards with small cameras to combat racism

Club to launch initiative for game against JuventusBalotelli was subjected to racist abuse at Bentegodi this seasonThe Serie A club Verona have said they will equip their stewards with small cameras during games in an attempt to combat racism.The Veron…

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Lionel Messi’s enduring brilliance enthrals Guardian voting panel again

The Argentinian finished first by some distance despite missing out on the two biggest trophies of the yearThe 100 best male footballers in the world 2019Lionel Messi returns to the top of the Guardian’s top 100 male footballers list after losing out t…

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FC Cologne pull out of deal to run football academy in China

‘Club should not support such a brutal dictatorship’Arsenal criticised for their handling of Özil’s commentsFC Cologne are pulling out of a deal to run a football academy in China, with a member of the club council saying they should not support “such …

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Corriere dello Sport condemned for ‘Black Friday’ front page with Lukaku and Smalling

Italian paper references players’ skin colour Smalling’s club, Roma, criticises front pageThe Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport has been heavily criticised for a front page with the headline “Black Friday” in regards to the former Manchester Unite…