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Richarlison threw a flare into the Goodison Park crowd while at Everton last season
Richarlison threw a flare into the Goodison Park crowd while at Everton last season

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New Spurs signing Richarlison handed ban

New Tottenham signing Richarlison has been handed a one-match ban and £25,000 fine by the FA for his flare-throwing incident at Everton last season.

The Brazilian joined Spurs for an initial £50million last week but his debut will now be delayed due to the suspension.

The incident occurred during the Toffees’ crucial 1-0 win over Chelsea in May when the 25-year-old, who had just scored for his side, threw a flare that had landed on the Goodison Park pitch back into the stands.

The forward will therefore miss his new team’s Premier League opener against Southampton, with an away trip to London rivals Chelsea the first chance for him to make his top-flight bow for Antonio Conte's outfit.

Reds hero Origi completes Milan move

Divock Origi has signed a four-year deal with AC Milan
Divock Origi has signed a four-year deal with AC Milan

Divock Origi has completed his move to Serie A champions AC Milan on a four-year deal.

The Belgian striker was available for free after leaving Liverpool when his contract expired last month.

Origi, 27, earned legendary status during his eight years at Anfield thanks to his penchant for netting on big occasions.

He bagged the game-sealing goal in their 2-0 victory of Tottenham in the Champions League final in 2019, as well as scoring an astonishing six times against local rivals Everton.

Along with that Champions League triumph, Origi lifted the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Club World Cup during his time with the Reds.

Putellas a Euro 2022 doubt

Spain's Alexia Putellas is a doubt for the start of Women's Euro 2022
Spain's Alexia Putellas is a doubt for the start of Women's Euro 2022

Influential Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas is a doubt for the start of Women's Euro 2022 after injuring her knee on the eve of the tournament.

The Ballon d'Or winner sprained her knee while training with La Roja, the Spanish FA have confirmed.

Spain begin their Euros campaign against Finland in Milton Keynes on Friday.

The Barcelona star has won 100 caps for Spain, scoring 27 goals since her international bow in 2013.

Villa and Fulham bolster youth ranks

Teenage Scottish star Rory Wilson has joined Aston Villa from Rangers
Teenage Scottish star Rory Wilson has joined Aston Villa from Rangers

Aston Villa and Fulham have announced the signings of Rory Wilson and Kristian Sekularac respectively, with both heading straight into their new clubs’ academy set-ups.

Striker Wilson, 16, joins the Villans from Steven Gerrard’s former side Rangers after an eye-catching youth campaign which saw him net a whopping 49 goals for club and country. 

Academy manager Mark Harrison said: "We are delighted that Rory has joined us having had a number of clubs interested in signing him. 

"He is a goalscorer with a lot of potential, having also represented Scotland at international youth level.

"He has a real good thirst and mentality to want to improve and we really look forward to seeing how he develops with us and hopefully, in years to come, play for our first team."

The West Midlands outfit have also announced that highly-rated defender Josh Feeney has signed his first professional contract with the club.

Meanwhile, Swiss midfielder Sekulac has joined the newly-promoted Cottagers from Juventus, with the 18-year-old also scoring two goals in six international Under-19s appearances.

Sekulac said after signing: "I'm feeling great and I'm super excited to join this club. I've admired Fulham for a very long time and I can't wait to crack on and start playing games.

"I've met most of the lads and they seem like a really great group. They've been really welcoming. I've also met pretty much all the staff so I can't complain.

"The fans can expect a creative player who likes to put on a show. I can play anywhere in midfield and I'm a technical player."

Big Dunc leaves Toffees

Duncan Ferguson's eyes are firmly fixed on management after leaving his role as Everton assistant
Duncan Ferguson's eyes are firmly fixed on management after leaving his role as Everton assistant

Duncan Ferguson has left his role as Everton’s assistant to pursue his own managerial ambitions.

The 50-year-old former Toffees striker has had two spells as caretaker boss in December 2019 and January of this year after joining the first-team coaching staff in 2014.

The Scot also enjoyed two stints as a player at Goodison Park, scoring 62 goals in 239 top-flight appearances overall.

Ferguson said: "Being a caretaker manager has given me confidence to step into management. The club has been fantastic with me. They've supported me all the way through my journey.

"It was difficult last season but this club is definitely heading in the right direction. It's a fantastic club.

"The team is in good hands with Frank as manager. He's been first class and he wanted me to stay on."

Nuno seals management return

Nuno Espirito Santo is back in management after being unveiled as the new head coach of Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.

The 48-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by Tottenham last November after just 17 games in charge.

In a brief message on the club’s social media, the former Wolves boss said: "It’s an honour for me to join the greatest club in Saudi Arabia, Ittihad. See you soon."

Sierra Leone looking into suspicious scorelines

Fans of Sierra Leonean football were treated to a goal-fest on Sunday
Fans of Sierra Leonean football were treated to a goal-fest on Sunday

The Sierra Leone Football Association is investigating the outcome of two matches that produced an extraordinary total of 187 goals.

The two second-tier games saw Kahunla Rangers and Gulf FC record heavy victories in Premier League qualifiers on Sunday.

Kahunla thrashed Lumbebu 95-0, while Gulf FC dispatched Koquima Lebanon 91-1 despite the half-time scores being just 2-0 and 7-1 respectively.

Unsurprisingly being the two biggest results in the history of Sierra Leonean football, both matches have been annulled because of suspicion of match manipulation.

SLFA president Thomas Daddy Brima told BBC Sport Africa: "We can't stand by and see an embarrassing situation like this go unpunished. 

"We're going to launch an immediate investigation and bring to book all those responsible for this mediocrity.

"All those found guilty will be dealt with in accordance with the SLFA laws, and will also be handed over to the country's anti-corruption commission."

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