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Brazilian forward Bernard secures Everton transfer

Everton have confirmed the signing of Bernard on a free transfer. The Brazil international has joined the Toffees after a five-year spell with Shakhtar Donetsk where he won numerous honours in terms of trophies. The 25-year-old has become the club’s third recruit of the transfer window following the recruitment of Richarlison and Lucas Digne earlier in the summer.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “I chose Everton because of all the things I had heard about Marco Silva and after speaking to him I was happy with what he said to me. The manager made me feel confident about playing here. He is a very good coach and he has achieved really good things at other clubs. Everton is a club with a great structure and a lot of tradition, historically the fourth most successful club in England. When I found out about this opportunity and what the manager wanted out of me I was happy.”

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Robinho happy to play for Brazil

Robinho said that he is happy to have played for Brazil in the charity match against Colombia.


The game was organized to raise fund for the Chapecoense air crash. This was the first time since one year that Robinho was called back in the Brazil national team.

Robinho said that it was an honor for him to be part of such a game and that his thoughts were with the victims of the Chapecoense air crash throughout the match. He said that it was a pleasure for him to be part of the Brazilian national team again and that he will never forget the feeling associated with it.

The Brazil national coach said that the results of the game were not important for him as he was more concerned about the charity aspect of the game. However, he admitted that he used the game to try some new things on the pitch and also evaluate some players that might form part of the team in the future.

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ARSENAL GET ‘GOOD’ CUL DRAW

Arsenal have been drawn in group A of the UEFA Champions League group games this week, and the draw seems to be a favourable one for the troubled Premier League side.


They take on French champions Paris St. Germain, Swiss’s outfit Basel and PFC Ludogorets Razgrad.

In group B, Benfica will trade tackles with runners-up in Italy Napoli, Dynamo Kyiv of Ukraine and Turkish giant Besiktas. In Group C, La Liga champions Barcelona will meet Manchester City, Scottish side Celtic and Monchengladbach. In Group D, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, PSV and Rostov will square up against each other. In Group E, CSKA Moskva, Leverkusen, Spurs and Monaco will do battle. In Group F, defending champions Real Madrid will take on German side Dortmund, Sporting CP and Legia. In Group G, English Champions Leicester City will face Porto, Club Brugge, and Kobenhavn. Group H contains Serie A champions Juventus, Europa League champions Sevilla, Lyon and Dynamo Zagbreb.

Coach Arsene Wenger will be leading his squad to the continental tournament for an incredible 19th time in a row. Unfortunately, Arsenal have been knocked out in the round of 16 for six years. Some of their surprising losses in recent years include their 4-0 loss to AC Milan in 2012, after a 3-0 win at the Emirates.