Courtois hits out at football governing bodies over rising number of games

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has accused football authorities of prioritising revenue over player welfare in a damning assessment of the global football calendar. Courtois, 29, was speaking after his country lost 2-1 against Italy in UEFA’s Nations League third-place play-off on Sunday – a match he described as “pointless” in the build-up.

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Thibaut Courtois to join Real Madrid as Mateo Kovacic joins Chelsea on loan

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will join Real Madrid while Mateo Kovacic will join the Blues on a season-long loan. The move comes in the wake of the news Kepa Arrizabalaga will join the London based club.

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