Connect with us

SPORTS

Reece James’ Champions League, Euro 2020 medals stolen

Published

on

By

Champions League and Euro 2020 medals belonging to Chelsea defender, Reece James, were stolen from his house on Tuesday evening.

The robbery took place during their Champions League group game against Zenit St Petersburg.

James featured prominently as the Blues were crowned champions of Europe last season, before helping England reach the Euro 2020 final, where they lost to Italy.

The 21-year-old confirmed the burglary on Instagram and posted CCTV footage of the burglary.

Advertisement

“I never keep any jewellery of mine in my house so all that was contained in the safe were my Champions League winners medal and Super Cup winners medal and the runners up medal for the Euro 2020,” he wrote.

James added that “the police, my advisers and Chelsea FC (and many others) are all behind me as we have firm leads on who the perpetrators are. We are closing in on them.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SPORTS

Mourinho’s Roma suffer 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt

Published

on

By

Jose Mourinho suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats in his managerial career, as Roma were demolished 6-1 by minnows Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.

The Serie A came into the game looking to extend their 100% start in Group C.

However, Mourinho’s much-changed side were embarrassed on the artificial surface at Aspmyra Stadion in Norway.

Erik Botheim and Patrick Berg put the hosts two goals up inside 20 minutes.

Advertisement

Carles Perez pulled one back, but Roma imploded after the break.

Botheim’s second restored Bodo/Glimt’s two-goal advantage and before Ola Solbakken netted a brace, either side of Amahl Pellegrino’s strike.

This is the first time a Mourinho side has conceded six times for the first time in the Portuguese’s illustrious 1,008-game managerial career.

Continue Reading

SPORTS

FIFA told to give Africa more than five World Cup slots

Published

on

By

South Africa head coach, Hugo Broos, has called on FIFA to consider giving Africa more than five slots, ahead of the 2022 World Cup finals.

There are only five spots available for African teams at next year’s World Cup in Qatar, while Europe for instance will take 13 of the 32 places.

Broos has led Bafana Bafana to three victories and one draw in their first four matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and they are currently top of the Group G standings.

Only the group winners will advance to the next round of qualifying, where the five teams which will represent Africa will be decided.

Advertisement

“It is not fair, it is easier for good teams in Europe to qualify for the World Cup than [good teams] in Africa.

“In Africa, you have Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt.

“You already have eight good teams there! I hope for 2026 this will change … it is a pity they have waited so long to do that because Africa deserves more teams,” Broos told The Citizen.

Continue Reading

SPORTS

Ronaldo saves Man Utd again, Chelsea thrash Malmo

Published

on

By

Cristiano Ronaldo headed in a late winner, as Manchester United came back from two goals down to beat Atalanta 3-2 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Serie A side stunned Old Trafford as they raced into a 2-0 lead in the first half.

Mario Pasalic and Merih Demiral both scored as United failed to impose themselves in what was a must-win match at home.

However, after the break, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire pulled the Red Devils level, before Ronaldo rose highest to meet Luke Shaw’s cross.

Advertisement

Jorginho scored twice from the penalty spot as Chelsea hammered Malmo 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Barcelona recorded their win of the season in Europe, with a 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv, Bayern Munich thrashed Benfica 4-0 and Villareal beat Youngs 4-1.

Continue Reading

Trending