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Francesco Acerbi Exits Italian National Squad Amid Racism Allegations

Inter Milan's Francesco Acerbi has exited the Italian national squad amidst allegations of racially charged language directed at Napoli's Juan Jesus during Sunday's clash. The incident unfolded during Inter Milan's 1-1 draw against Napoli in Serie A action, with video evidence capturing Jesus confronting the referee and pointing towards an individual, later identified as Acerbi. In an Instagram post on Monday, Jesus accused Acerbi of derogatory racial remarks, stating Acerbi had called him "Black." Acerbi refuted the claims, asserting his innocence and expressing regret for leaving the national team. However, Jesus countered Acerbi's denial, asserting that the defender had apologized on the field after using racially charged language. Acerbi's change of stance prompted Jesus to speak out again, affirming the validity of his initial accusation. Despite his denial, Acerbi was replaced by Gianluca Mancini in Italy’s squad. Serie A, Italy’s premi

Al-Nassr: Cristiano Ronaldo Faces Suspension and Fine for Obscene Gesture

Al-Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in hot water with the Saudi Football Association after an incident during a recent match. The superstar reacted to chants for his rival Lionel Messi by making an inappropriate gesture towards the opposing fans. During Sunday night's Saudi Pro League clash against Al-Shabab, Ronaldo found himself the target of chants in support of Messi. Despite scoring a goal in his team's 3-2 victory, Ronaldo responded to the taunts by gesturing towards his crotch, sparking immediate criticism. Reports from Saudi media suggest that Ronaldo has been handed a two-match suspension and an undisclosed fine as punishment for his actions. While the financial penalty may not dent his hefty salary, the ban means he'll miss upcoming important fixtures, including Thursday's game against Al-Hazm and possibly the AFC Champions League quarter-final. This isn't the first time Ronaldo has been embroiled in controversy over such gestures, having a

Play-off: Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies

Tonight's game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers promises to be a rematch from last year's intense playoff series. However, this time around, it's likely to lack a lot of the usual excitement. The Grizzlies are dealing with a significant roster challenge, with seven players listed on the injury report. Steven Adams, Brandon Clarke, GG Jackson, Jake LaRavia, Ja Morant, Derrick Rose, and Xavier Tillman are all affected. Reasons range from surgeries and G League assignments to injuries and league suspensions. On the Lakers' side, five players are on the injury list. Anthony Davis, Jalen Hood-Schifino, LeBron James, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Gabe Vincent are contending with various ailments, from contusions to bursitis and knee issues. The usual intensity between these teams might be missing tonight, especially with key players like Dillon Brooks, LeBron James, and Ja Morant potentially absent from the lineup. The Memphis Grizzlies and Los A

England 2-1 Iran

In an intense match at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Jakarta, England exhibited their resilience, securing a spot in the knockout stage by edging past Iran 2-1. The Young Lions displayed determination and skill, claiming their second group stage victory and proving their mettle in Indonesia. The game's defining moment unfolded in the dying minutes when Joel Ndala scored a spectacular late goal, sealing England's hard-earned triumph. This win propels England to a dominant position in Group C, amassing six points after their commanding 9-0 win against New Caledonia last Saturday. With a three-point lead over both Iran and Brazil, the Young Lions head confidently into their final group match against the South Americans on Friday. The match against Iran posed a significant challenge for Ryan Garry's squad. Despite conceding an early goal by Abolfazi Zamani from Nima's corner, England had to rally against a robust and well-organized Iranian side that had previously defeate

Neymar: Al-Hilal yakubaliana na Paris St-Germain kumsajili mshambuliaji wa Brazil.

Paris St-Germain (PSG) imekamilisha makubaliano ya kumuhamisha mshambuliaji wa Brazil Neymar kwenda Al-Hilal ya Saudi Pro League kwa thamani ya karibu 90m euro (£77.6m) pamoja na bonasi zingine. Uhamisho unategemea ukaguzi wa kimatibabu wa Neymar na nyaraka zinazohitajika. Neymar, ambaye alivunja rekodi alipojiunga na PSG kwa 222m euro mnamo 2017, hakushiriki katika mechi ya hivi karibuni ya Ligue 1 ya PSG dhidi ya Lorient. Kocha Luis Enrique hakuona Neymar katika mpango wake wa msimu ujao. Kuondoka kwa Neymar kunalingana na mwelekeo wa PSG wa kutoka kwenye mkakati wa 'Galacticos' wa kununua wachezaji wa kiwango cha juu kwa ada kubwa, kama ilivyoonekana na kuondoka kwa Lionel Messi mapema majira ya joto. Akiwa PSG, Neymar alipata takriban 25m euro (£21.6m) kila mwaka. Alichezea klabu hiyo katika michezo 173, akisaidia kushinda mataji 13, pamoja na fainali ya Ligi ya Mabingwa ya 2020. Hata hivyo, kipindi chake Paris kilikumbwa na majeraha kadhaa ya mguu. Baada ya upasuaji

Neymar transfer news: Al-Hilal agree deal with Paris St-Germain for Brazil forward

Paris St-Germain (PSG) has finalized an agreement to transfer Brazilian striker Neymar to Al-Hilal of the Saudi Pro League in a deal valued at approximately 90m euros (£77.6m) plus additional bonuses. The move awaits Neymar's medical examination and required documentation. Neymar, who had set a record when he transferred to PSG for 222m euros in 2017, didn't play in PSG's recent Ligue 1 match against Lorient. Coach Luis Enrique did not envision Neymar in his lineup for the forthcoming season. Neymar's departure aligns with PSG's shift from the 'Galacticos' approach of acquiring top-tier players for substantial fees, as seen with Lionel Messi's exit earlier in the summer.   While at PSG, Neymar earned about 25m euros (£21.6m) yearly. He represented the club in 173 games, contributing to their victory in 13 championships, including the 2020 Champions League final. Nonetheless, his tenure in Paris was marred by several ankle injuries. After a surgical