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  • Key Real players rally behind sacked Ancelotti

    Some of Real Madrid's key players have rallied around coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was made the scapegoat for a season without major trophies and sacked on Monday. Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo had already offered his support for Ancelotti on Saturday, the Portugal forward saying he hoped…

    Reuters
  • Life on the inside of FIFA being treated like a criminal

    Within weeks of becoming a FIFA vice president, Jim Boyce was on a plane when he grasped the low regard in which soccer's leaders are held and the constant suspicion that they are corrupt. While lifting his bag into the overhead locker in the ninth row of a modest plane between Belfast and London,…

    The Associated Press
  • Rebel soccer club on the rise in Manchester

    It's 90 minutes before kickoff and the stadium's concourse is filling up with excited United fans clutching their match tickets and wearing red-and-white scarves and jerseys. Inside the ground, a full repertoire of United songs is belted out in the bar and the main stand. Anticipation is building -…

    The Associated Press
  • Book your place for another celebration, Mourinho tells fans

    (Reuters) - Thousands of Chelsea fans turning out in west London to celebrate winning the Premier League title on Monday were told to prepare for more success next season by manager Jose Mourinho. Addressing the supporters, Mourinho said: "Thank you for everything, for all your support. In…

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    Danny Ings - Spotlight

    Everything you need to know about English striker Danny Ings.

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  • Drogba, Ayew make emotional farewells

    African football legends Didier Drogba and Andre Ayew made emotional farewells at the weekend from clubs they have served with distinction, as most European leagues ended. Veteran Ivory Coast striker Drogba was carried off the Stamford Bridge pitch by team-mates after retiring injured during a 3-1…

    AFP
  • Soccer-Germany give Mueller, Kroos a rest after long year

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, May 26 (Reuters) - Germany's World Cup winners Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos have been rested for matches against the United States and Gibraltar next month, coach Joachim Loew said on Tuesday. The pair had played a combined total of 131 matches for club and country,…

    Reuters
  • Tottenham's Kane scotches Man Utd transfer rumours

    Tottenham striker Harry Kane on Tuesday dismissed speculation over a move to Manchester United following his breakthrough season as Spurs prepared for a friendly in Kuala Lumpur against a Malaysian select squad. Kane has been Spurs' standout performer this season, scoring 21 league goals to help…

    AFP
  • Best XI: Week 38

    Galin Dragiev gives the Best XI of week 38 and discusses the biggest takeaway of the column this season.

    Rotoworld
  • Soccer-Swedish championship results and standings

    May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Swedish championship matches on Monday Monday, May 25 Haecken 0 Falkenbergs FF 2 Djurgarden 2 AIK Stockholm 2 GIF Sundsvall 0 IFK Norrkoping 1 Helsingborg 1 Hammarby 0 Sunday, May 24 Atvidabergs FF 1 Elfsborg Boras 2 Halmstad 1 IFK…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-West Ham back in Europe after 'fair play' success

    West Ham United have qualified for next season's Europa League after finishing top of the Premier League's Fair Play table. European football returns to the London club for the first time since 2006-07 in the final season at their famous Upton Park home before they move to the Olympic Stadium in…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Brisbane appoint former Socceroo Aloisi as new coach

    Three-times Australian champions Brisbane Roar have appointed former Socceroos striker John Aloisi as their new manager, the club said on Tuesday. Aloisi's last top flight job was with Melbourne Heart but he was sacked in 2013 shortly before the club was bought about by English side Manchester City…

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    Team of the week - gameweek 38

    Our Premier League team of the week for gameweek 38

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  • Kashiwa foil Suwon to reach AFC Champions League quarters

    Yusuke Kobayashi netted a crucial second-half goal as Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol staved off a comeback bid by Suwon Samsung FC Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the second time in three years. Kashiwa held a 3-2 lead from the first leg in South Korea.

    AFP
  • Japan to play Afghans, Syria on neutral soil

    Japan will play their away 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan and Syria on neutral territory later this year due to security concerns in the strife-torn countries. Japanese officials said Monday that the September 8 game against Afghanistan would be switched to Tehran, while the Blue…

    AFP
  • Real Madrid must make bold hire in replacing Carlo Ancelotti

    There's only one coach that makes sense for Real Madrid, who can't afford to play it safe by hiring Rafa Benitez.

    FC Yahoo
  • Liverpool's decline leaves Rodgers' future in jeopardy

    As subscribers to the ''Moneyball'' approach, Liverpool's American owners like to do their business based on cold, hard statistics. Liverpool finished a miserable season with a 6-1 loss at Stoke, its worst defeat in the 23-year history of the Premier League and its heaviest in 52 years. In the…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Peru turn to stalwarts for Copa America

    Old faithfuls Claudio Pizarro, Jefferson Farfan and Juan Vargas, all in the 30s and with little playing time at their European clubs this term, made the cut as Peru named a 23-man squad for the Copa America on Monday. Pizarro, 36, has made only 13 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich this…

    Reuters