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Ronald Koeman Will Be New Barcelona Coach, Club President Bartomeu Confirms

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Koeman Wants Hyderabad Fc Coach Albert Roca At Barcelona

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that because of unforeseen circumstances, Ronald Koeman will be the club’s next coach.

The Spanish club sacked Quieue Setien on Monday, three days after his side got defeated by Bayern Munich.

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Koeman has previously managed Everton and Southampton and was recently in charge of the Netherlands.

Former Real Betis manager Setien joined Barcelona in January but has been sacked after just 25 matches.

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Just a day after relieving coach Setien of his job, Barcelona have also sacked the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal.

Abidal a former Barcelona defender and two-time champions league winner with the club, had been in the role for more than two years.

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Djokovic Wins Italian Open To Claim Record 36th Masters Title

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Djokovic Wins Italian Open To Claim Record 36th Masters Title

World’s tennis number one, Novak Djokovic has won a record 36th masters title by beating Diego Schwartzman in the Italian Open.

The Serbian, playing in his first tournament since being disqualified from this month’s US Open, won 7-5, 6-3 in the final to get a slot in next week’s French Open.

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33 year-old Djokovic drew level with Rafael Nadal last month on the all-time list of masters winners with his Western & Southern Open title.

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IPL Cricket Set To Kick Off In UAE Amid India COVID-19 Crisis

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IPL Cricket Set To Kick Off In UAE Amid India COVID-19 Crisis

Indian premier league starts on Saturday, but the twenty20 tournament is expected to be a welcome relief to cricket fans during the coronavirus pandemic.

The short-form extravaganza normally starts in March but, along with other major international sporting events, was postponed as countries went into virus lockdowns.

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It was then moved to the United Arab Emirates as cases rose in India.

All the eight teams have been in strict, bio-secure “bubbles” since landing in the UAE.

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There will be no gala opening ceremony for the world’s richest t20 league, and the games will be played behind closed doors at three venues including Dubai and Sharjah.

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Neymar Slapped With Two-Match Ban As LFP Investigates Racism Allegations

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Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has been handed a two-match ban following his dismissal against Olympique Marseille last weekend.

Neymar was expelled from the match for slapping the I’OM defender on the back of the head.

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Neymar then accused his opponent of directing racial slurs at him during their exchange, taking to social media to call for action to be taken against the Spanish defender.

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Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) disciplinary committee has promised to investigate the racial slurs while Neymar serves his match ban

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