world soccer 19.4.2018 04:55 pm

Carrick ‘depressed’ by playing for England

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed he brought his international career to a premature end because tournament duty with England was making him “depressed.”

Despite winning 18 trophies in 12 years at United, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008, Carrick was often overlooked at international level.

Carrick ‘depressed’ by playing for England
Carrick ‘depressed’ by playing for England

Carrick ‘depressed’ by playing for England

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed he brought his international career to a premature end because tournament duty with England was making him “depressed.”

La Liga posts record revenue, trails Premier League
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La Liga posts record revenue, trails Premier League

La Liga has reported record revenues of 3.6 billion euros for last season but it remains a long way short of the numbers posted by England´s Premier League.
FIFA punishes five clubs, and Laos, over player deals
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FIFA punishes five clubs, and Laos, over player deals

Lisbon clubs Benfica and Sporting, Spanish teams Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano, Al Arabi of Qatar and the Lao Football Federation were on Thursday punished by FIFA over player deals.
Malouda loses appeal against French Guiana ban
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Malouda loses appeal against French Guiana ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Thursday that former France international Florent Malouda broke the rules when he played for French Guiana in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Pochettino downplays Wembley factor in Man Utd FA Cup semi
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Pochettino downplays Wembley factor in Man Utd FA Cup semi

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino does not believe playing at Wembley will give his side an advantage in Saturday’s blockbuster FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.
Russia probes new monkey chants ahead of World Cup
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Russia probes new monkey chants ahead of World Cup

Russian football chiefs said on Thursday they will probe apparent monkey chants directed at Cape Verdean midfielder Nuno Rocha during a domestic cup semi-final this week.
Chelsea’s Alonso handed three-match ban
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Chelsea’s Alonso handed three-match ban

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been banned for three matches for his challenge on Southampton’s Shane Long, the Football Association announced on Thursday.
Wenger confident Wilshere will sign new Arsenal deal
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Wenger confident Wilshere will sign new Arsenal deal

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said Thursday he is “confident” midfielder Jack Wilshere will sign a new contract at the Premier League club despite a delay in putting pen to paper.
Sterling hungry for more after Man City Premier League win
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Sterling hungry for more after Man City Premier League win

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling says he is hungry to win the Premier League again, warning the champions against complacency as they chase more glory.
Gone in 33 seconds: Frankfurt’s Fernandes gets quickfire red card
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Gone in 33 seconds: Frankfurt’s Fernandes gets quickfire red card

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Gelson Fernandes was sent off after just 33 seconds of being on the pitch during his side’s German Cup semi-final win over Schalke on Wednesday.
Mbappe brace as PSG seal French Cup final spot against minnows Les Herbiers
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Mbappe brace as PSG seal French Cup final spot against minnows Les Herbiers

Kylian Mbappe struck a brace and Christopher Nkunku added a late third as Paris Saint-Germain marched into the French Cup final thanks to 3-1 win at Caen on Wednesday.
Kovac gets final date with future employers Bayern
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Kovac gets final date with future employers Bayern

A brilliant back-heel from Luka Jovic inspired Eintracht Frankfurt to a 1-0 victory over Schalke in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday, meaning that Bayern Munich will meet their future coach Niko Kovac in next month’s final.
United back on track as Mourinho wields axe
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United back on track as Mourinho wields axe

Manchester United gave the perfect response to Jose Mourinho’s withering criticism as they got back on track with a 2-0 win against Bournemouth on Wednesday.
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Four VAR officials, giant screen replays at every World Cup match – FIFA

Four video assistant referees will be present at every game at the World Cup in Russia with replays to be shown on giant screens inside the stadiums, FIFA said on Wednesday.
Dyche challenges Burnley to go beyond seventh heaven
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Dyche challenges Burnley to go beyond seventh heaven

Burnley may be an impressive seventh in the Premier League but manager Sean Dyche wants to see how high his side can climb before the season ends.
Ibrahimovic drops World Cup hint
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Ibrahimovic drops World Cup hint

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted that he hopes to feature at this year’s World Cup, teasing fans that he could come out of retirement to play in Russia.
Cech tells Gunners to set their sights on unbeaten run
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Cech tells Gunners to set their sights on unbeaten run

Petr Cech believes Arsenal will have to win all their remaining matches if they are to secure a place in the top five of the Premier League.
Salah targets place in Liverpool record books
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Salah targets place in Liverpool record books

Mohamed Salah has set his sights on breaking Ian Rush’s Liverpool record for the most goals scored in a single season.
Atletico must prove to Griezmann he does not need to leave – Simeone
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Atletico must prove to Griezmann he does not need to leave – Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admits his club must show they can match Antoine Griezmann’s ambition if they want to hold onto the striker this summer.
Walker says England need ‘a miracle’ to win World Cup
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Walker says England need ‘a miracle’ to win World Cup

England defender Kyle Walker believes it will take “a miracle” for his country to win this year’s World Cup.
Barton set to return from betting ban as Fleetwood boss
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Barton set to return from betting ban as Fleetwood boss

Controversial midfielder Joey Barton will take over as the manager of English third-tier side Fleetwood Town on June 2 when his suspension for breaking Football Association betting rules expires, it was announced Wednesday.
Eliminated Melbourne rattle Shanghai SIPG in AFC Champions League
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Eliminated Melbourne rattle Shanghai SIPG in AFC Champions League

Australian interest in the 2018 AFC Champions League ended on Wednesday despite Melbourne Victory’s 2-1 win over Shanghai SIPG of China.
Chelsea’s Conte says Man City could dominate for years
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Chelsea’s Conte says Man City could dominate for years

Antonio Conte says Manchester City could dominate English football for years after Pep Guardiola’s side dethroned Chelsea as Premier League champions.
DR Congo football chief held in embezzlement probe
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DR Congo football chief held in embezzlement probe

The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s football association has been taken into custody as part of a probe into embezzlement, an investigating magistrate said Wednesday.
If anyone can beat Real, then it’s Bayern – Rummenigge
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If anyone can beat Real, then it’s Bayern – Rummenigge

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has thrown down the gauntlet to Real Madrid ahead of next Wednesday’s home Champions League semi-final, first leg.
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UEFA chief Ceferin says VAR could be used in Champions League by 2019

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said Wednesday that the video assistant referee (VAR) system could be introduced to the Champions League by the 2019-2020 season.
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fixtures

Wits vs Polokwane
Ajax CT vs Baroka FC
Celtic vs Chippa Utd
Arrows vs Chiefs

results

Sundowns 1-0 Arrows
Chippa 1-1 Ajax
Baroka FC 0-2 Maritzburg
Chiefs 1-0 Plat Stars

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 27 55
2 Orlando Pirates 27 49
3 Maritzburg United 27 42
4 Kaizer Chiefs 27 42
5 Free State Stars 27 39
6 Cape Town City 27 36
7 Chippa United 27 34
8 Bloem Celtic 27 34
9 Baroka FC 27 33
10 Bidvest Wits 26 32
11 AmaZulu 27 32
12 Golden Arrows 27 31
13 Polokwane City 26 30
14 SuperSport United 27 29
15 Ajax Cape Town 27 28
16 Platinum Stars 27 21

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