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Four months before competing at the World Cup, Ghana's national team has added five recruits who are now eligible to play in Qatar.Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey had played for England U21s, Hamburger SV pair Stephan Ambrosius and Ransford-Yeboah Konigsdorffer both represented Germany U21s and Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams played one friendly for Spain, where he was born, six years ago.
Tottenham forward Richarlison has been banned from his new club's English Premier League opening game after throwing a smoke canister when playing for Everton last season.Richarlison admitted a charge of improper conduct and was banned for one game and fined STG25,000 pounds ($A44,000) the English Football Association said in announcing the tribunal verdict.
Paris St Germain have announced Christophe Galtier as their new manager, shortly after the Ligue 1 champions parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino.Galtier joins PSG on a two-year contract after leaving Nice last month, having guided them to a runners-up finish in the French Cup and fifth place in Ligue 1 last season.
September's friendly matches against trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand have been labelled the last chance for players to impress Socceroos coach Graham Arnold before the World Cup.Football Australia announced on Tuesday it will host the All Whites at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on September 22 as part of the Socceroos' preparations for November's World Cup in Qatar.
Arsenal have signed Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus from Premier League champions Manchester City on a long-term contract.Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported the 25-year-old Brazil international was signed in a deal worth 45 million pounds ($A79.
Milos Ninkovic has added new spice to the Sydney derby by leaving Sydney FC and linking with fierce rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after a public dispute with the Sky Blues over his playing future.Ninkovic, who played 181 games for Sydney FC across seven seasons, joins the Wanderers on a one-season contract after a failure to agree to terms with the Sky Blues.
Manchester United are adamant Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale despite the frustrated star reportedly asking the club to leave if an acceptable offer arrives.The 37-year-old made a shock return to Old Trafford last summer, joining from Juventus for a deal rising to EUR23m.
Former Glasgow Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram has died at the age of 58.Goram revealed in an interview with the Daily Record in May that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Mary Fowler is on the verge of international superstardom, and Sam Kerr could be a key beneficiary.At 19, Fowler seemingly has the world at her feet.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has signed a long-term contract extension, putting an end to a lengthy saga about his future at the Premier League club.The Egypt international has agreed an extension until 2025, with the deal coming after strike partner and Senegal forward Sadio Mane left to join German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on a three-year deal last month.
Rafael Nadal took longer than expected to move into Wimbledon's last 32, and not just because the roof had to be closed on centre court after rain interrupted the No.There was also the obstacle of Ricardas Berankis, the 32-year-old veteran Lithuanian.
Ange Postecoglou's Celtic have signed Argentinian left-back Alexandro Bernabei on a five-year contract.The 21-year-old moves to the Scottish champions from Lanus in his homeland's top division for a fee reported to be 3.
Matildas young gun Mary Fowler has backed under-fire coach Tony Gustavsson to lead Australia heading into the Women's World Cup on home soil.The Matildas mentor has been under the pump amid multiple lacklustre results, and the heat has exacerbated after a second-string team were thumped 7-0 by Spain.
Romelu Lukaku will again look to revive his career back in Italy after completing a sensational return to Inter Milan on a one-year loan deal, just 10 months after joining Chelsea for $A200m as the seventh most expensive soccer player ever at the time.It's a remarkable piece of business by Inter, which is reportedly paying Chelsea $A12m - plus up to$A3m in team-related bonuses -- for Lukaku.
Socceroo defender Bailey Wright will be paying in England's second-tier Championship next season after sign a two-year contract extension with newly promoted Sunderland.It will keep him at the club until summer 2024.
Bayern Munich's new signing Sadio Made believes the team is capable of challenging in the Champions League despite a disappointing quarter-final exit to Villarreal last season."I saw the games, of course," he told the Sport Bild magazine.
Matildas wunderkind Mary Fowler has taken the biggest step of her fledgling career, joining English powerhouse Manchester City on a four-year deal.Fowler, who has seven goals in 24 caps for Australia since debuting as a 15-year-old, has emerged as one of the top young talents in women's football.
The A-League Women will be expanded to full home and away across the next two seasons as the league attempts to attract and retain top talent and boost its quality.The Australian Professional Leagues (APL) confirmed the league will expand to 11 teams, who will each play 18 games across 20 rounds, for 2022-23.
Despite responding from the horror of last week's 7-0 thrashing in Spain, Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson was still "very disappointed" with the 1-1 draw against Portugal.In the first meeting since 2018, and fourth overall, the hosts enjoyed the majority of possession and chances in the opening half at the Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota in Estoril on Tuesday night (Wednesday AEST).
In a significant vote of confidence while she recuperates from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament European champions Lyon have given Ellie Carpenter a contract extension to 2026.The Australian international fullback was injured early in Lyon's Champions League final defeat of Barcelona in May.
Western Sydney Wanderers have given long-serving midfielder Keanu Baccus their blessings with the departing playmaker opting to take up an opportunity with St Mirren.Baccus will be hoping his move to the Scottish club will enhance his chances of making Graham Arnold's Socceroos squad, with the World Cup in Qatar in November.
Gareth Bale has said he is "extremely excited" by his move to the United States after Los Angeles FC confirmed his signing on a 12-month contract with options through to 2024.Bale, whose contract at Real Madrid expires in the next few days, announced his move to the Major League Soccer side in a video posted on social media on Saturday.
Watford have cancelled a proposed friendly against the Qatar national side following complaints from supporter groups concerned about the country's human rights record.The Championship club, who were relegated from the Premier League in May, had pencilled in a friendly against Qatar during a pre-season training camp in Austria next week.
Tomi Juric will reunite with former mentor Tony Popovic at Melbourne Victory, with the fringe Socceroo signing a one-season deal with the A-League Men club.Juric, who joins from Macarthur FC, played under Popovic at Western Sydney, including winning the Asian Champions League in 2014, before moving to Europe.
Brisbane Roar have signed former Premier League striker Charlie Austin as they attempt to return to the A-League Men's upper echelon.Austin most recently played in the English Championship but previously scored 34 goals in 111 Premier League appearances for Queens Park Rangers, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion.