Billionaire American businessman Frank McCourt, 63, has agreed to buy Ligue 1 giant Marseille. Yeah, that Frank McCourt who owned the LA Dodgers in a highly controversial stretch from 2004-12. In a statement released by the club on Monday, they confirmed that an “exclusivity agreement regarding the acquisition Football Club Olympique de Marseille” had been reached between McCourt and current owner Mrs. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus.
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Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa is still haunted by his penalty shootout miss in the loss to the United Arab Emirates at last year's Asian Cup and is eyeing revenge when the teams meet again in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Kagawa was in tears after his spot kick hit the post in Sydney as UAE claimed a 5-4 triumph on penalties following a 1-1 draw to end Japan's title defence and set up a semi-final showdown against hosts Australia. "The (UAE) team was different then and so was our coach, the players and the situation but I can still see the torment in my mind," the Dortmund player was quoted as saying by Kyodo news agency ahead of the Asian World Cup qualifier in Saitama.