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Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi's The Best absence showed 'a lack of respect' - Fabio Capello

The ESPN FC crew assess Luka Modric's credentials after he claimed The Best FIFA Men's Player award over Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.
Croatia captain and Real Madrid star Luka Modric has been named the Best FIFA Men's Player in 2018 after winning the Golden Ball award at the World Cup.

Fabio Capello says Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's absence at FIFA's The Best awards showed a lack of respect from the pair.

"It's a lack of respect," Capello, who used to manage Real Madrid, told TVE in Spain. "You have to be here when you win and when you lose."

FIFA says the pair "discredited football" by not showing up.

"They don't realise, the one affected is the sport and then them."

Ronaldo's former teammate, Sergio Ramos, said it would have been nice if the pair attended.

"Cristiano...

UEFA's third competition will increase clubs' exposure - Juventus president

A third European club competition will have little commercial value, European Club Association chairman Andrea Agnelli acknowledged on Monday, but it will still be important for smaller clubs seeking to increase their exposure.

The 32-team, yet-to-be-named competition, which would be played in addition to the Champions League and the Europa League, is being discussed with UEFA for 2021 and beyond.

"It's difficult to see commercial value when you look at a third-tier competition because there is...

Manchester City players don't need to apologise for Lyon loss - Pep Guardiola

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero admitted he was very happy to extend his current contract at the club until 2021.
The FC crew explain how Pep Guardiola's touchline ban combined with Mikel Arteta's unpreparedness impacted Manchester City against Lyon.
Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admits he has no idea if manager Pep Guardiola's touchline ban would've had an effect on their 2-0 Champions League loss to Lyon.
Lyon coach Bruno Genesio is thrilled by Nabil Fekir and the whole side as they beat Manchester City.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND -- Pep Guardiola has defended his players after Manchester City's surprise 2-1 home defeat to Lyon in the Champions League and says they have nothing to apologise for.

The City boss was banned from the touchline for the game and watched from the stands as his side conceded two first half goals before Bernardo Silva pulled a goal back in an improved second half.

Many of his players have taken to social media to apologise for the result and while Guardiola admitted they...

Lyon issue life ban to Nazi-saluting fan during Manchester City clash

Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admits he has no idea if manager Pep Guardiola's touchline ban would've had an effect on their 2-0 Champions League loss to Lyon.
Lyon coach Bruno Genesio is thrilled by Nabil Fekir and the whole side as they beat Manchester City.
Cristiano Ronaldo is sent off in controversial circumstances while Lyon take advantage of a sloppy Manchester City performance.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Shaka Hislop assess where Manchester City's UCL opener went wrong following their 2-1 defeat against Lyon.

Lyon have confirmed they have identified a fan accused of performing a Nazi salute during their 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday and will ban him from games for life.

A video that circulated via social media showed a supporter raising his right arm, leading to a police investigation over an alleged hate crime.

In a statement, Lyon confirmed their security team had identified the man in question and reiterated that the fan will not be...