Former Leicester star N’Golo Kante added a World Cup to his already glittering trophy cabinet as Les Bleus repeated their 1998 triumph with a 4-2 win over underdogs Croatia in the final. The French won through goals from Griezmann, Pogba and Mbappe, thus handing their manager Didier Deschamps a rare World Cup double (manager and player)
Kante had been a rock for the French during the tournament, but seemed a little off his best in the final, and was replaced early in the second half by Steven N’Zonzi, a move that helped the French gain control of the game.
Leicester’s Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy had to settle for fourth place as England were beaten 2-0 by Belgium in their third place playoff.
Forward Riyad Mahrez, an integral part of Leicester City’s stunning 2015/16 league campaign, has officially left the club after signing with reigning champions Manchester City. The Algerian has moved to the Etihad from the King Power Stadium for £60m, with future add ons capable of taking that fee to £75m.
Mahrez has been long linked with City, who have now got their man. Champions League football might have been a motivation for the 27 year old, but getting into the XI isn’t going to be easy. City are stacked with attackers with the likes of Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and David Silva all available at Guardiola’s disposal.
As reported by Football On The Move, Mahrez has inked a five year deal with City. The Mahrez transfer represents a fantastic return on investment for City- they bought him for something around £450,000, and have now sold him for £60m, not too dissimilar to what they managed for N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater, who like Mahrez, were key members of Ranieri’s title winning side. Continue reading
After Harry Maguire netted his first in England colours to help the Three Lions beat Sweden in their WC quarterfinal, a tweet from 2016, allegedly from the Leicester defender, claiming “vengeance on the nation of Sweden”, started to go viral.
Is Maguire’s Ikea tweet real or fake?
It’s a FAKE tweet. It’s a well very done fake tweet, and looks real enough (anybody’s who has spent time assembling Ikea furniture can testify to it), but it’s a FAKED image. Maguire’s account was only created in 2017, and the tweet is from 2016.
Here’s the alleged Maguire tweet.
Leicester City defender Harry Maguire scored his first international goal for England as the Three Lions reached the semifinals of the World Cup after beating Sweden 2-0 in Samara.
Maguire, who has been played as part of a back three along with Kyle Walker and John Stones, nodded in from Ashley Young’s corner on the half hour mark to put Gareth Southgate’s side 1-0 ahead. Dele Alli’s second half goal, also a header, put the game beyond the Swedes as England reached the WC semis for the first time since 1990.
This was Maguire’s 10th international cap for England. At this tournament, he played 90 minutes against both Panama and Tunisia. He was a second half substitute in the inconsequential game against Belgium and returned to the starting XI for both knockout games.
Former Leicester City star Anthony Knockaert has been fined £20,000 after being found guilty of breaching the speed limit on the A27.
The French winger, who now plays for Brighton and Hove Albion, was caught speeding on the A27, and the police officer who pursued him described his driving as “the worst example of impatient, arrogant and intimidating driving he had ever seen”
Knockaert was given a nine point penalty on his licence and was also asked to pay £85 in costs and a £170 victim surcharge by the Crawley Magistrates’ Court in a hearing on Tuesday. Continue reading