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Alan McLoughlin Dies at 54, Former Ireland Midfielder Passes Away Due to Cancer

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Dublin, May 5: Alan McLoughlin, who famously scored a goal to send Ireland to the 1994 World Cup in the United States, has died. He was 54. His death was announced Tuesday by the Football Association of Ireland, which said the former midfielder died after a second battle with cancer.

Born in Manchester, England, McLoughlin represented Ireland between 1990 and 1999, making 42 appearances. McLoughlin scored a late equalizer against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park on Nov. 17, 1993, a left-foot strike that secured Jack Charlton’s a trip to the World Cup the following summer. Diego Maradona Autopsy: No Trace of Alcohol, Narcotics in Second Autopsy of Argentine Football Legend.

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“Alan will always be remembered for that goal in Belfast, a goal that brought the entire country to its feet,” FAI president Gerry McAnaney said. “He was a great player for Ireland, a fantastic footballing man who coached so many young players and a very proud family man.”

The FAI extended its sympathies to McLoughlin’s wife, Debbie, and daughters Abby and Megan. “Alan had bravely faced into a second battle with cancer in recent months, with his courage in adversity an example to all those who knew him and loved him,” the FAI said.

Tributes also poured in from his former club teams, notably Portsmouth, where he made more than 350 appearances in a seven-year stay.

“He was a loyal friend and if you ever needed him, then he would be there. I’m absolutely devastated,” former teammate Alan Knight said on Portsmouth’s website.

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Manchester United Transfer News: Jesse Lingard Could Be Included In Jadon Sancho Swap Deal

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Manchester United Transfer News: Jesse Lingard Could Be Included In Jadon Sancho Swap Deal

Manchester United remain keen in the pursuit of Jadon Sancho after missing out on the winger last summer. The Red Devils are looking for a way to bring the Borussia Dortmund star to Old Trafford next season and Jesse Lingard, who is having a stunning spell on loan at West Ham United, could play a crucial role in the deal going through. Jadon Sancho Transfer News: Manchester United Borussia Dortmund Star Their Top Priority.

According to The Sun, Manchester United are keen on landing Jadon Sancho in the summer and could offer Jesse Lingard in a stunning swap deal to make it happen. The Red Devils believe that the inclusion of the academy produce could persuade the German giants to lower their asking fee on Jadon Sancho. Red Devils Ready To Sell Jesse Lingard, Set Asking Price For Midfielder.

Jesse Lingard has revitalised his career at West Ham United and David Moyes is keen on signing the player on a permanent deal. However, it is understood that Manchester United star’s £100,000-a-week wage demands are proving to be a big issue and are putting doubts about extending his stay in London beyond the current season.

It is understood that Borussia Dortmund are keen on the 28-year-old United loanee and will be ready to negotiate with the Manchester club to reach a deal for Jadon Sancho. The former Man academy star is on the transfer wishlist of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after missing out on the transfer last summer.

The German giants are understood to want £100m for Jadon Sancho but that price could be brought down with the inclusion of Jesse Lingard, who has recorded nine goals for West Ham in 13 appearances since joining the Hammers in January.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 11:36 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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ICC Planning To Expand T20 World Cup and Considering Sport’s Inclusion in Olympics

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With the growing popularity of T20 cricket in recent years, the Council and planning to bank on it extend the number of teams in the T20 World Cup from 16 to 20 in the coming edition. The 2021 T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to begin in India later this year will feature the older format (16 teams) with the expected changes likely to be put in place from the 2024 edition. ICC Men’s : BCCI Planning To Move Mega Tournament To UAE As ‘Worst Case’ Scenario.

According to a report from ESPNCricinfo, ICC are considering expanding the T20 World Cup from 16 teams to 20 teams from the 2024 edition onwards in order to expand the game’s global reach. The governing body has already confirmed its plans to increase the number of participating teams in women’s competitions and the men’s format could soon follow AB de Villiers Absolutely to Break International Retirement for ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

As per the publication, ICC are also considering increasing the number of teams in the 50-over World Cup as well (from 10 to 14) after preferring a streamlined format in recent years which saw the participating nations reduce from 16 in 2007 to 14 in 2011 and 2015 and 10 in 2019.

It is understood that in the recent Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) meetings, the topics of a return of Intercontinental Cup-like tournament and participation in the Olympics were also discussed. Although nothing is confirmed by the governing body as of yet but there has been a notably more positive of the benefits of this expansion from the more powerful Full Member .

Ian Watmore, the ECB chief, who is part of a recently set up ICC Sub-committee is in favour of the sport’s inclusion in the Olympics, believing it will aid the growth of both men’s and women’s cricket. It is understood that there is a growing likelihood of cricket’s inclusion in the 2032 edition with a possible bid for the 2028 Games, which are scheduled to be held in LA.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 10:29 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer News Update: Juventus Star’s Mother Vows To Persuade Her Son For Sporting CP Return

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Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer News Update: Juventus Star's Mother Vows To Persuade Her Son For Sporting CP Return

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Juventus remains uncertain after an underwhelming season by the Italian giants which saw the club to win the Serie A title for the first time in a decade and might yet see them miss out on football all-together. And with star signing Ronaldo, entering the final year of his contract in Turin, there are doubts of the club wanting to him. Cristiano Ronaldo Creates History After Scoring In Juventus’ 3-1 Win Over Sassuolo.

If Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo part ways in the summer, given the 36-year-old’s quality and record in front of goal, he will have a number of suitors and among them, one is his former club Sporting CP. The Portuguese started his career at the Lisbon club and his mother, Dolores Aveiro, is confident that the star will play for them next season. Cristiano Ronaldo Congratulates Former Club Sporting CP Amid Transfer Rumours.

Dolores Aveiro, who lives in Lisbon, spoke to supporters about her son’s future from her balcony as they celebrated Sporting’s first Primeira Liga title success since 2002 on Wednesday. ‘I’ll talk to him [Cristiano] to bring him back, Next year he will play in Alvalade [Sporting’s stadium],’ she said.

Cristiano Ronaldo began his career at Sporting Lisbon in 2002 before making big-money moves to Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. However, with the five-time Ballon d’Or in his twilight years, a return to his former side could be a great move for both him and the club.

The Portuguese star’s contract at Juventus expires next season and at the moment there are no advancements in renewal talks. It is understood that the Bianconeri are planning a rebuild in the summer and could be tempted to sell the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to fund moves of some exciting young talent.

However, Juventus hierarchy in past have said that they will continue to count on Ronaldo in the future. ‘For me, Ronaldo can’t be touched. He has a contract until June 30, 2022, and will stay. What happens after that remains to be seen,’ Chairman Paul Nedved had said in an interview with DAZN.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 14, 2021 09:17 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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