Previous
Costa Rica
United States
0
2
FT
Game Details
Real Madrid
Manchester United
0
0
LIVE 11'
Game Details
Mexico
Jamaica
1:00 AM UTC Jul 24, 2017
Game Details
Vancouver Whitecaps
Portland Timbers
10:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
San Jose Earthquakes
2:30 AM UTC Jul 24, 2017
Game Details
England
Spain
2
0
FT
Game Details
Next

Inside the numbers: Dempsey ties Donovan

Five Aside
Read

NPFL Wrap: Top four remain unchanged

Nigeria
Read

Swansea emerge as latest Bony suitors

Football
Read

Africa's top five done deals this week

Football
Read

Ben Arfa returns for Newcastle

Newcastle have named Hatem Ben Arfa in their squad for Thursday's Europa League game away to Anzhi Makhachkala.

• Duffy: Critical week for Newcastle

Ben Arfa, 25, has not featured since the 2-1 defeat against Fulham in December. Although his return is a boost for the Magpies, manager Alan Pardew will be without Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse because of illness.

Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has said Newcastle will face a tough task against a strong Anzhi team at the Luzhniki stadium.

"This is going to be a really hard game," he told the Evening Chronicle. "When you go through in this type of competition, you know that any games you play are going to be hard at this stage.

"You also know that, when you go away, it's more difficult. We have to be really compact and we must know that, in the first 20 minutes of the first and second half, they are going to try and score quickly to try and put us on the back foot.

"Their fans are going to want to score quickly, and we need to be prepared for that. The most important thing for us again is to not concede. If we can get an away goal, then we have a big advantage to bring back to Newcastle."

With Fabricio Coloccini also missing the game following a back injury, Yohan Cabaye will again captain Newcastle and Gutierrez said: "He's a really fantastic player - he has got a lot of international experience.

"It is fantastic for us as a football club to have a player like Cabaye leading us."

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.