Striker steals teammate’s watch, gets sacked
Nice: Nice have terminated the contract of 18-year-old striker Lamine Diaby Fadiga after he admitted stealing a 70,000-euro ($76,500) watch from team-mate Kasper Dolberg, the club said Tuesday.
"Following the theft of Kasper Dolberg's watch from the professional first team's changing room, and the subsequent admission of the player, the club decided to cancel its contract with the 18-year-old forward with immediate effect," Nice said in a statement.
"Above and beyond all sporting and financial consideration, OGC Nice cannot and will not accept such behaviour."
Diaby Fadiga, a France Under-18 international, confessed to the theft last week and apologised to Dolberg, pledging to fully reimburse the Denmark international. The teenager could however find a new club in the coming days, with Ligue 2 side Paris FC reportedly considering a move for him.
Libertadores semis begin with River-Boca rematch
Buenos Aires: The Copa Libertadores semifinals start on Tuesday with a rematch of last year’s troubled final as defending champion River Plate face Argentine rival Boca Juniors.
The 2018 final was moved to Spain for the first time in its history because of fan violence prior to the second leg. This year’s final is on Nov. 23 in Santiago. Brazil’s Gremio and Flamengo meet in the other semifinal of South America’s most prestigious club tournament.