Remembering the ill-fated but tantalising Royal League, the Scandinavian Champions League – Football Article

“If we don’t find a way forward and negotiate a new TV deal it doesn’t look good for the Royal League”. Those were the words of Brøndby chairman Per Bjerregaard after his club won the third and final instalment of Scandinavia’s short-lived regional Champions League-style club tournament, a Nordic festival of football, the Royal League. Described by some as a failed experiment, the Royal League ran for three seasons starting in 2004/05 with the four best teams from Denmark, Norway…

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Man United lead race to sign 14-year-old midfielder | Football Action – Football Article

Manchester United have reportedly taken the lead in the race to sign 14-year-old midfielder Isak Hansen-Aaroen, according to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. The report adds that the Red Devils hope to ward off competition from Premier League rivals Liverpool and Everton in the race to sign the Norwegian. Hansen-Aaroen is only eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with the North-West giants due to his young age. However, the player would be cleared to move…

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We must get past Norway to get into the knockout rounds – Dennerby – Football Article

  Coach Thomas Dennerby reflected on Monday that his African champions must scoop all three points against Norway in their first match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, to stand on a good pedestal of reaching the knockout stages.   The Swedish tactician made this observation as he inspected, alongside other members of the Nigeria delegation, the facilities for the Super Falcons’ first match of the finals, including the 21,000 –capacity Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims.   “In…

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