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Lampard appointed Derby manager on three-year deal

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Championship side Derby County have announced the appointment of former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard as Manager. The 39 year old agreed to a three year deal on Thursday.

The English and Chelsea Legend was capped 106 times by England, won three Premier League titles, four FA cups and one Champions League with Chelsea before hanging his boots in 2017. Just like fellow country man, Steven Gerrard, he is also taking his first steps into senior management.

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Lampard told the club’s website; “I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity. We want to build on the club’s top-six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and academy talent we have at Pride Park.”

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Derby ended the 2017/18 campaign in sixth place, but failed to gain promotion via the play-offs, losing to Fulham in the semi-finals.

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Women’s World Cup: Nine Countries Show Interest In Hosting

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Women's World Cup: Nine Countries Shows Interest In Hosting

Nine countries have expressed interest in hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa have formally declared their interest.

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A joint bid for the tournament could also be made by North and South Korea.

World football’s governing body, FIFA, says the deadline to submit bidding registration is the middle of April.

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Olivier Giroud Banned From Driving For Six Months For Speeding

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Olivier Giroud Banned From Driving For Six Months For Speeding

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has on Tuesday been banned from driving for six months after admitting to speeding in his Bentley in his fourth offence in nine months.

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The 32-year-old French international, who helped lead the team to World Cup victory, has been banned after he was caught driving at 60mph (97km/h) in a 50mph (80km/h) zone, 10mph above the speed limit in Willesden on 2 May 2018.

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At Willesden Magistrates’ Court, Giroud was disqualified from driving after three penalty points were added to his licence, taking him to the 12-point limit. Neither the Chelsea star nor his lawyer was in court having admitted to the offence in November.

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Super Falcons: Dennerby Invites 30 Home-Based Players Ahead Of World Cup

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Super Falcons: Dennerby Invites 30 Home-Based Players Ahead Of World Cup

Super Falcons head coach, Thomas Dennerby, has invited to camp 30 home-based players for preparations as this summer’s Women’s World Cup Finals enter a new gear.

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The nine-time African champions are scheduled to play two matches in Spain in the first week of April to further put themselves in shape for the finals.  They have been to tournaments in China and Cyprus to prepare for the big global fiesta in France, playing six matches in all.

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