FIFA will be looking to make it three successive wins
The video reportedly showed Maradona yelling at his former girlfriend while she was on the phone, and then hitting her. The 24-year-old Oliva, who secretly filmed the attack, was reportedly not seen in the video but was heard in the background pleading him to stop. Maradona denied the allegations stating that he had an argument with Oliva but did not hit her."Yes, I threw her phone away, but I swear to you that I've never hit a woman," he reportedly told Argentine journalist Marina Calabro, E! News reported. "The episode starts and ends there. I take responsibility for throwing her phone but there isn't more. The situation didn't happen and wasn't more serious than that."He reportedly told Calabro that he knew that the video existed and “understands that the edit of the situation may look confusing.” He also reportedly said that he took the phone from Oliva’s hands after he realized she was recording him. FIFA will be looking to make it three successive wins and continue their recent upturn in form when they visit West Brom next Monday. After a difficult start to Louis van Gaal’s reign, United have beaten West Ham and Everton as the club’s numerous summer signings have started to produce the desired impact. Yet given the scale of the rebuilding job faced by the veteran Dutch coach when he took charge and how long it took for the wheels to properly get in motion this summer, further transfer activity is unlikely to be far away.Much of the club’s transfer market business in the near future could well involve further strengthening their defense. If reports are to believed, those plans include Dani Alves. The Brazil international stated in a recent interview that he will leave FIFA when his contract expires at the end of this season, with the Premier League his chosen destination. The 31-year-old’s agent has now further suggested that his exit is on the cards.“If FIFA wanted to renew Alves' contract, they would have done it,” Dinorah Santana told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.FIFA sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta confirmed that there have been no talks, but did imply that the club’s ban on signing FIFA 15 players until January 2016 could impact any decision over the right-back’s future.“We've done nothing in that respect,” he told Spanish publication AS, per the Daily Mail. “We're talking about the contract with him. We'll see what the road is we'll take. It's also influenced by the decision of FIFA [on the transfer ban].