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Manchester United Star Ander Herrera ‘facing Two-year Prison Sentence’ If Found Guilty Of Match Fixing

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MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Ander Herrera could reportedly face a two-year prison sentence if found guilty of match-fixing.

The 28-year-old has been dragged into a long-running investigation into claims a La Liga game between Real Zaragoza and Levante was rigged in 2011.

Getty Images – Getty Ander Herrera is being investigated amid claims a match was fixed in La Liga during his time playing for Real Zaragoza

And Marca reports that if the Spaniard is found guilty of the charge, he could face two-years behind bars – although there is a good chance it could be a suspended term.

However, Herrera could be banned from football for six years.

Investigators in Spain have spent over three years looking into the match at Levante – which ended in a 2-1 win for relegation threatened Zaragoza, keeping them in La Liga and sending Deportivo La Coruna down instead.

Herrera was a Zaragoza player at the time, and prosecutors in Spain believe some in the squad could have been party to a deal which allegedly saw cash payments made to Levante players.

Facebook Ander Herrera released a statement in 2014 denying any wrong-going when the allegations first surfaced

Getty Images – Getty United star Ander Herrera could stand trial later this year, though he denies all allegations

The Spanish international, who strongly denies any wrongdoing, has been warned he faces being ordered to court to explain why he is said to have received two large payments from his club, which he is then said to have immediately paid back in cash to his bosses.

He is one of 33 other players, including Atletico Madrid captain Gabi, linked to the case which investigators at Valencia’s Provincial Court want to bring to trial this summer.

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Manchester City Vs Arsenal: Raheem Sterling Is Major Injury Doubt For Carabao Cup Final Against Gunners, Reveals Pep Guardiola

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RAHEEM STERLING is an injury doubt for the Carabao Cup final Arsenal against Arsenal on Sunday.

The England winger missed the FA Cup defeat at Wigan on Monday night after reporting a tight hamstring in training.

Reuters Pep Guardiola has revealed Raheem Sterling is a doubt for the Carabao Cup final

Reuters The Manchester City winger is currently battling a minor hamstring problem

And Pep Guardiola revealed on Friday he is unsure whether he will be ready to face the Gunners.

That would be a blow for the 23-year-old – who was brought up in North London and loves playing at Wembley.

Guardiola said: “He had a problem with muscle, he had a problem against Basel.

“I don’t know if he’s ready for Sunday.”

EPA The 23-year-old failed to feature in the FA Cup defeat against Wigan last Monday

Reuters Raheem Sterling has been in inspired form for the Citizens this season, banging in 20 goals in all competitions

However Gabriel Jesus is set to return to the City squad after almost two months out with a knee ligament problem.

The Brazilian has been training for the past few days and will have a fitness test before they travel to London on Saturday.

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Guardiola said: “With Gabriel we’ll see on Saturday, he made a third sessions with the team so every day he is better.

“He’s so important, when people say about four titles, you have to be everything going well, when your full-back is injured six months.

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France Vs Italy Six Nations Rugby: Kick-off Time, Tv Channel, Live Stream And Team News For Guiseppe Garibaldi Trophy

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FOLLOWING two narrow defeats in their opening two matches, France aim to begin a resurgence as they face bottom side Italy in the first fixture of the this week’s Six Nations.

Jacques Brunel’s team suffered a 13-15 loss to Ireland on the opening weekend, before another close encounter with Scotland in match week two – that also ended with them being beaten.

Reuters France are looking for their first win in 11 months as they face Italy

Italy have been hammered by England and Ireland in their first two matches but have turned on the attacking style, scoring five tries so far this tournament.

The Italians’ last victory in the Six Nations came in 2015, when they beat Scotland at Murrayfield 22-19.

What times does France vs Italy kick-off?

THIS match will take place on Friday, February 23 at the Stade Velodrome, Marseille.

The game will kick-off at 8:00pm.

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Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Charged By Fa For Wearing Yellow Ribbon, Breaching ‘political Message’ Rules

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MANCHESTER CITY boss Pep Guardiola has been charged by the FA over a “political message” for wearing a yellow ribbon.

The Spaniard explained his reasoning for wearing the token in December, saying it was in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians.

AFP Pep Guardiola has been charged by the FA for wearing his yellow ribbon

At the time, Guardiola revealed he was happy to face a fine or suspension for the stunt – for the good cause.

The City chief claimed: “If they want to suspend me – Uefa, Premier League, Fifa. It’s OK”.

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