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Jonathan David: the in-demand striker with his sights on the very top | Football

Jonathan David says: ‘I want to become one of the best strikers in the world. That’s my goal.’

“I don’t think I would have been here otherwise, to be honest,” admits Jonathan David. The Canada forward was six when his parents emigrated from Haiti to Ottawa to begin a journey that has led to their son becoming one of the world’s most wanted young players. Before the coronavirus …

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‘Football does seem a bit irrelevant’: how Covid-19 left Portsmouth reeling | David Hytner | Football

Portsmouth were flying high in League One before the season was suspended

In the words of Joe Gallen, the Portsmouth assistant manager, the results came back in “dribs and drabs”. The League One promotion chasers had ordered 48 of their players and staff to test for Covid‑19 last Tuesday, in the wake of the club’s FA Cup meeting with Arsenal on 2 …

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Wycombe’s David Wheeler: ‘A lot more can be done to look after players’ | Football

Wycombe v Ipswich

It is a peculiar time for professional footballers without the carrot of a match at the end of a week. Last Saturday Wycombe Wanderers were due to travel to Burton Albion but, with every Football League match suspended until April owing to coronavirus, David Wheeler ended up spending 90 minutes …

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Questions abound but resolutions unclear for football’s shutdown | David Conn | Football

After the unprecedented decision on Friday to postpone professional football for three weeks, a senior Premier League club executive spoke for the country, as it contemplated the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which seemed suddenly to have become overwhelming: “I feel that we were paying attention to this for weeks, …

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David Beckham Pays Prince Harry a Sweet Compliment About Fatherhood

Prince Harry smiling, looking slightly off camera

David Beckham and Prince Harry are two very famous dads. Beckham has been a father for over 20 years, and he has four children with his wife, Victoria. Meanwhile, Prince Harry is a new father who just welcomed his first child in 2019 with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Beckham is …

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Where will the Champions League’s place lie in football’s new order? | David Conn | Football

A Uefa sign seen through a window at its headquarters in Nyon.

All of Europe’s 55 national football associations will gather in Amsterdam on Tuesday for an annual Uefa congress whose schedule promises routine administrative business but where the corridors will be dense with political dealing. European football’s governing body has come a long way in the 65 years since its first …

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Phil Foden shows he is on course to replace David Silva at Manchester City | Football

Phil Foden is hugged by Pep Guardiola after the Englishman’s man-of-the-match performance at Wembley.

How does anyone lay claim to succeeding a man they call Merlin? Phil Foden had the answer on Sunday. By sprinkling his magic across Wembley to inspire Manchester City to victory in the Carabao Cup final against Aston Villa. The 19-year-old has long been considered as the heir apparent to …

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David Beckham hopes MLS can challenge European leagues in next 10 years | Football

David Beckham expressed his hope that Major League Soccer, which kicks off its 25th season on Saturday, can challenge the supremacy of the European leagues within the next decade. The former England captain was brimming with optimism at the league’s kickoff event on Wednesday in midtown Manhattan, three days before …

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Crewe’s David Artell: ‘I did a helluva lot on crime-scene analysis’ | Football

Paul Green, here celebrating after scoring against Barnsley in the FA Cup, is one of the experienced heads in a young Crewe team.

Daytime television can be deemed dreary but, in David Artell’s case, tuning into a couple of timeless crime dramas after training, while a young professional at his hometown club Rotherham United, proved the inspiration for his bachelors’ degree in forensic biology. “Around 2.25pm it was Diagnosis: Murder with Dick Van …

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