Sports World: Schweini's exile confounds Neuer

Schweini's exile confounds Neuer

BERLIN • Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is baffled as to why Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho demoted World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger and banished him from the English Premier League football club's senior squad.

"I can't understand it. Bastian is a super player and an important figure with a lot of experience, who is very important for the team," Bayern Munich's Neuer told German daily Die Welt. "Therefore I can't comprehend the decision at all."


Bolasie heads for Everton check-up

LONDON • Yannick Bolasie travelled to Everton yesterday to undergo a medical examination before a £25 million (S$43.5 million) transfer, having bid farewell to his team-mates at Premier League football club Crystal Palace at the end of a four-year stay.

Lineker presents show in shorts

LONDON • Gary Lineker has fulfilled his promise to present BBC's Match of the Day in his underwear (a large pair of shorts actually) .

The former Leicester City striker had vowed to appear on television for the football programme in his undies if the club won the English Premier League title, which they did against the odds in May.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe