Bruno Genesio has announced he will leave his role as Lyon head coach at the end of the season.

 

Harry Kane sustained a significant lateral ligament injury to his left ankle against Manchester City in the Champions League, Tottenham have confirmed, but he has not been ruled out for the season.

Diego Costa has been given an eight-match ban following the Atletico Madrid striker's red card against Barcelona last weekend.

Costa was dismissed in the first half of his side's 2-0 loss to Barcelona on Saturday for dissent, having confronted referee Jesus Gil Manzano.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Thursday that Costa's punishment was an eight-match suspension – four for foul-mouthed comments made towards the referee and a further four for grabbing the official's arm. The club have 10 working days to appeal the decision.

Atletico, who trail LaLiga leaders Barca by 11 points following their defeat at Camp Nou, have only seven games left to play this season, so the Spain international will be unavailable for the remainder of the campaign.

Costa's coach Diego Simeone had complained about the consistency of decisions in the aftermath of the red card, saying: "Other players have said things and he doesn't send them off."

The RFEF's statement included the observations of the referee, who claimed Costa insulted his mother and, after being dismissed, grabbed his arm to prevent him from showing yellow cards to his team-mates Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez.

Costa, who returned to Atletico from Chelsea in 2017, had not received a straight red card in a league match in nine years prior to his dismissal against Barca.

The striker has scored just twice in 16 LaLiga appearances this term.

Diego Costa has been given an eight-match ban following the Atletico Madrid striker's red card against Barcelona last weekend.

Mario Mandzukic has signed a new contract that ties him to the Serie A champions until 2021.

Mandzukic's previous deal with the Bianconeri had another season to run, but the Croatia international has penned an extra year in Turin.

Since arriving at Juve from Atletico Madrid in 2015, Mandzukic has scored 43 goals in 159 appearances in all competitions – including a sensational equaliser in the 2017 Champions League final against Real Madrid, which Massimiliano Allegri's men went on to lose 4-1.

This season Mandzukic has netted on nine occasions in all competitions, helping Juventus move towards an eighth successive Scudetto and a Champions League quarter-final tie with Ajax.

The 32-year-old has formed a deadly attacking trident with Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in 2018-19, with Mandzukic often occupying a wider role to allow Ronaldo to play more central.

Mandzukic has won three Serie A titles and as many Coppas Italia since his move from Atleti.

Before his single-season stay in LaLiga, Mandzukic was part of the Bayern Munich team that completed a Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League treble in the 2012-13 campaign.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed Manchester United's new manager on a permanent basis, the Premier League club have announced. 

Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid for a fee of €80million.

Lucas will join the Bundesliga giants on July 1 after they met the release clause in his Atletico contract and he has signed a five-year deal at the Allianz Arena.

However, the 23-year-old appears to have played his last game for Atletico, with Bayern stating he will have an operation to repair ligament damage in his right knee prior to his arrival.

The France international emerged as a potential target for Bayern towards the end of last year, having impressed during his country's triumphant World Cup campaign.

Bayern and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic made no secret of their interest in the versatile defender and reports had linked him with a January switch.

The Bavarian side were unable to secure a deal at that point, but they have succeeded in luring him to the club from next season.

Salihamidzic believes Bayern have secured one of the finest defenders in the world.

"I am very happy that in Lucas Hernandez we have been able to sign one of the best defensive players in the world and a world champion," Salihamidzic said in a statement.

"Lucas can be used both in central defence and at left-back. In addition, Lucas will continue our tradition of outstanding French players and strengthen our team."

Regarding Lucas' knee injury, Bayern club doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt said: "In my experience, Lucas Hernandez will be available to Bayern for the start of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season."

The signing of Lucas means Bayern will have half of France's World Cup-winning back four available to them next year, with the Atletico youth product to team up with Benjamin Pavard, who is due to join from Stuttgart.

Montenegro have been charged by UEFA following allegations of racist behaviour during their Euro 2020 qualifier against England on Monday.

England boss Gareth Southgate claimed full-back Danny Rose was targeted after picking up a late yellow card, while Callum Hudson-Odoi revealed he heard "monkey stuff" in Podgorica.

Montenegro coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic said he had "not heard nor noticed any chanting", but the nation has received multiple charges from UEFA, including one for racist behaviour.

The governing body has also charged Montenegro for setting off fireworks, throwing objects, crowd disturbances and the blocking of stairways.

UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary board will hear the case on May 16.

Teenager Hudson-Odoi, who made his first senior start for England in their 5-1 win, had urged UEFA to "deal with it properly" while Raheem Sterling suggested "a proper stance" would be to issue Montenegro with a stadium ban.

Southgate stressed he believed sanctions alone would not get to the root of the issue.

"Sanctions are only ever of any use if they lead to education," he said at his post-match news conference. "Sanctions are worthless if there's nothing alongside that to help educate people.

"My kids don't think for one minute about where people are born, what language they speak, what colour they are. There's an innocence about young people that is only influenced by older people. We have to make sure that the education is right for everybody.

"In our country, the same. I'm not sitting here just criticising what's happened tonight because in our country we have the same issue. We're not free of it.

"You can sanction clubs but frankly that's not going to stop one or two people who [are] of the mindset from doing what they want to do.

"We have to make sure that we educate young people because we have a better chance with young people. We've got to lead that as far and wide as we can."

Montenegro have been charged by UEFA following allegations of racist behaviour during their Euro 2020 qualifier against England on Monday.

Three-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski has announced his retirement with immediate effect.

The New England Patriots star confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Sunday. 

The 29-year-old tight end has been plagued by injuries during his illustrious nine-year career with the Patriots and reportedly considered quitting after the 2017 season.

Gronkowski has decided the time is right to bring his playing days to an end, having played a major role in the Patriots' success.

He posted: "It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far.

"I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft [Patriots owner Robert] and Coach [Bill] Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010.

"My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been a part of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine.

"Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been a part of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be.

"But now it's time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life.

"It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be a part of.

"I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of what's next."

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open due to an injury to her left knee, tournament organisers have confirmed.

Williams came through her opening match against Rebecca Peterson in three sets, but she will no longer take to the court to face Wang Qiang on Sunday.

It is the second successive tournament Williams has been forced to pull out of. At the Indian Wells Open earlier this month, she retired during her match with Garbine Muguruza due to a viral illness.

"I am disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a left knee injury," Williams said in a statement.

"It was an amazing experience to play at the Hard Rock Stadium this year and [I] would like to thank the Miami Open for putting on an amazing event.

"I hope to be back next year to play at this one-of-a-kind tournament in front of the incredible fans here in Miami."

Williams' withdrawal means she has still completed only one event so far in 2019 – the Australian Open, in which she was beaten by Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals.

Neymar has been charged by UEFA for "insulting/molesting acts against a match official" following his outburst on social media after Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League defeat to Manchester United.

The Brazil international watched from the stands at Parc des Princes as United claimed a 3-1 win in the second leg of their last-16 tie to progress to the quarter-finals on away goals.

Marcus Rashford scored the crucial third from the penalty spot after a contentious handball decision against defender Presnel Kimpembe, prompting a furious response from Neymar on Instagram.

"This is a disgrace, they put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR," he wrote.

"There is no penalty. How can it be a handball when it hits his back?! Go f*** yourselves!"

UEFA appointed an inspector to investigate Neymar's remarks and on Friday confirmed the charge against the player.

The case will be heard by UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, with a date for the hearing yet to be confirmed.

UEFA also confirmed there will be no action taken following reports of vandalism and fans carrying weapons ahead of the Women's Champions League match between Chelsea and PSG on Thursday.

The Metropolitan Police told the BBC that class A drugs and weapons were found on a supporters' bus ahead of the game at Kingsmeadow, while close to 50 fans were denied entry to the ground for the quarter-final first leg.

There were also reports that the stadium and train stations in London were damaged.

PSG released a statement on Friday criticising police for not providing evidence for the alleged wrongdoing and expressed their "fullest support" to fans for travelling to London to back the team.

Marcus Rashford will return to Manchester United for treatment after being ruled out of England's European Championship qualifying double-header through injury.

Gareth Southgate's World Cup semi-finalists open their Euro 2020 campaign on Friday against the Czech Republic before meeting Montenegro on Monday.

They will do so, however, without Rashford, who has been deemed unfit due to an ankle injury.

Southgate said: "He's been with the medical team all week. We've tried to increase his training but it's clear to us he's not going to be ready for our matches, so he's out of the two games and going back to his club."

Rashford's absence is a blow to England, with the 21-year-old having established himself as United's first-choice striker following the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager.

He has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season, including a last-gasp penalty to help propel United past Paris Saint-Germain and into the Champions League quarter-finals.

Southgate has not ruled out calling up a replacement for the Montenegro game should any of his other attackers suffer a setback against the Czech Republic.

But he insisted it would be a player currently in the Three Lions' system.

He added: "We will have a look where we after the game on Friday.

"At the moment that’s not our intention, but if we lose anyone after the game then we'll do it.

"If we do it, it'll probably be someone from the Under-21s, as we'll know they've been training all week, not in Dubai or Ibiza or anywhere else."

Marcus Rashford will return to Manchester United for treatment after being ruled out of England's European Championship qualifying double-header through injury.

Gareth Southgate's World Cup semi-finalists open their Euro 2020 campaign on Friday against the Czech Republic before meeting Montenegro on Monday.

They will do so, however, without Rashford, who has been deemed unfit due to an ankle injury.

Southgate said: "He's been with the medical team all week. We've tried to increase his training but it's clear to us he's not going to be ready for our matches, so he's out of the two games and going back to his club."

Cristiano Ronaldo will be available for Juventus' Champions League quarter-final against Ajax having been punished with a €20,000 fine for his celebrations during the last-16 comeback versus Atletico Madrid.

Trailing 2-0 from the opening game, Juve won the second leg 3-0 thanks to a Ronaldo hat-trick at the Allianz Stadium to book a meeting with Real Madrid's conquerors.

Ronaldo celebrated the feat with a groin-thrusting celebration, apparently in response to Atleti boss Diego Simeone grabbing his crotch when his team took control of the first fixture between the teams at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Simeone, like Ronaldo, was charged with improper conduct before also being hit with a €20,000 fine, and he was free to coach his side from the touchline in Turin.

UEFA's announcement on Thursday means Ronaldo will be available for Juve against Ajax, with the first leg to be played in Amsterdam on April 10.

 

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