Featured Matches
Previous
Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid
ESPNDeportes, ESPN3 8:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Bayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Evian Thonon Gaillard
Paris Saint-Germain
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
US Pescara
Chievo Verona
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Guimaraes
FC Penafiel
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Dallas
Real Salt Lake
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
U.A.N.L
ESPNDeportes 12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Evian Thonon Gaillard
Paris Saint-Germain
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Aldershot Town
Forest Green Rovers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid
ESPNDeportes, ESPN3 8:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
US Pescara
Chievo Verona
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Heidenheimer SB
TSV 1860 Munich
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
RB Leipzig
FC Erzgebirge Aue
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
St Pauli
SV Sandhausen
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AC Ajaccio
Tours
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Angers
Chateauroux
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Arles
Sochaux
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Nancy Lorraine
Nimes
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Clermont Foot
Ajaccio GFCO
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Créteil
Niort
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Orléans
Brest
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Troyes
Stade Laval
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Valenciennes
Le Havre AC
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
SC Heracles Almelo
Cambuur Leeuwarden
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Almere City
Jong FC Twente
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Den Bosch
RKC Waalwijk
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Emmen VV
Jong PSV
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Helmond Sport
FC Oss
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Jong Ajax
FC Volendam
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
MVV Maastricht
Sparta Rotterdam
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
NEC Nijmegen
Fortuna Sittard
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Roda JC Kerkrade
FC Eindhoven
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
SC Stormvogels Telstar
Achilles '29
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
VVV Venlo
De Graafschap
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Guimaraes
FC Penafiel
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Terek Grozny
FC Arsenal Tula
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Racing Genk
KAA Gent
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Mjallby
Helsingborg
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sandnes Ulf
Viking FK
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Dallas
Real Salt Lake
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
U.A.N.L
ESPNDeportes 12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Santos
Toluca
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Newi Cefn Druids
Aberystwyth
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Prestatyn Town
Connah's Quay
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
T.N.S.
Bangor City
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Arsenal de Sarandí
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
9:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Tigre
Racing Club
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlante
Coras Tepic
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mineros de Zacatecas
Oaxaca
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Correcaminos
Dorados de Sinaloa
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
América Mineiro
AA Ponte Preta
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Oeste
Boa MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Icasa
CR Vasco da Gama
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Santiago Wanderers
Audax Italiano
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Defensor Sporting
Rentistas
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Liga de Loja
Club Deportivo Cuenca
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Universidad De Costa Rica
Pumas Generalena
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Honduras Progreso
Platense
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by Dermot Corrigan
Sep 26, 2013

Adil Rami to contest Valencia exile

Adil Rami has hit back at Valencia's decision to freeze him out of the first-team squad, calling the Spanish club's sanction "unfounded".

Adil Rami has been frozen out at Valencia.
Adil Rami has been frozen out at Valencia.

Rami, 27, was ordered to return to Valencia from the team's hotel ahead of their Liga game against Granada on Wednesday following criticism he made to a Valencia radio station of some of his team-mates and coach Miroslav Djukic.

According to L'Equipe, Djukic met club president Amadeo Salvo and sporting director Braulio Vazquez before the midweek win in Andalucia to make it clear he did not want Rami, who is under contract at the Mestalla until 2015, to play for him again.

It is reported that he will not be paid while suspended from duty, but the France international is clearly determined not to allow the Serbian coach to have his way easily.

A press release published by Rami read: “It's an unfounded punishment of which I disapprove. This difference of opinion will be sorted out in a sporting spirit and in dialogue with the club, just as I have always wished, and with the frankness which characterises me.

“I regret this situation which tarnishes my relationship with the club and the fans for which I have always worked with the greatest respect and most perfect loyalty.”

Rami had started the club's first three league games of the season before finding himself on the bench. Having reportedly spoken out when Djukic asked the players their opinion of him and for an explanation for their poor start to the season, Rami was also left out of the squad for Sunday's 3-1 win over Sevilla, ostensibly with an ankle problem which Spanish media claimed was merely an excuse for his absence.

Valencia won 1-0 on Wednesday courtesy of a 93rd-minute Jonas goal, and Djukic told reporters afterwards that he wanted to draw a line under the matter.

“For me Rami’s case is closed,” he said. “It is in the hands of the club. I could talk to you about Víctor Ruiz, who was here and who played. The rest is in the hands of the club. It does not depend on me. I have done what I had to do. We will take a quick decision for the good of the club.”

Other Valencia players seem happy without Rami -- Joao Pereira tweeted photo of a group of them in dressing room after the Granada game and wrote: “United we are stronger.”

Djukic was pleased with the commitment his team showed in gaining the three points.

“This victory, after all the turbulence, will be very good for us as a group and to show that we can win as a team,” the coach said. “The problems have reinforced us and brought us together, each day we are getting better as a team. Teams achieve objectives, not individuals. We must all sacrifice ourselves along the road to our objective.”

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.