Previous
FC Astana
Celtic
2:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Fenerbahce
AS Monaco
6:30 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Real Madrid
Paris Saint-Germain
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Bayern Munich
AC Milan
1:00 AM UTC Jul 28, 2016
Game Details
Chelsea
Liverpool
3:00 AM UTC Jul 28, 2016
Game Details
Swindon Town
Swansea City
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Ottawa Fury FC
Carolina RailHawks
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Edmonton
New York Cosmos
1:00 AM UTC Jul 28, 2016
Game Details
Rayo OKC
Tampa Bay Rowdies
1:00 AM UTC Jul 28, 2016
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Independiente del Valle
12:45 AM UTC Jul 28, 2016
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Next

Pardew: Ben Arfa must improve fitness

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned Hatem Ben Arfa to improve his fitness and work harder to return if he wants to get back into the first-team.

Ben Arfa, 25, has been out of action since December 10 with a hamstring injury, but his recovery has been hindered by setbacks which have seen him pull out of last Sunday's Premier League clash with Southampton and now this weekend's trip to Swansea.

A disappointed Pardew admits that he has been unimpressed by the Frenchman's fitness and hopes that he shows some desire to get back quickly.

"I have to say his conditioning has disappointed me this week, and we will be working hard in the next few days to get him up to speed because he lacks a bit of fitness, for sure," Pardew said.

"I just think it's something we need to push him on at. His upper body strength is there, but we want to work on his general fitness. I think that needs to improve.''

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.