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  • Bayern could spend 100m euro on a transfer

    Bayern Munich's finance director has said they could one day flex their spending power by becoming Germany's first club to pay 100 million euros (US$108.5m) for a future transfer. "Yes, we could pay 100 million euros for a player," Bayern's Jan-Christian Dreesen told magazine Kicker. Real Madrid…

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  • Dani Alves hit out at Dunga's Brazil overhaul

    Barcelona defender Dani Alves, on the Brazil sidelines since the World Cup, has criticised national coach Dunga for what he deems an excessive overhaul of the squad after their Germany-inflicted Cup misery. Dunga has sought to bring in a variety of new faces since succeeding Luiz Felipe Scolari…

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  • Gradel goal rescues 1-1 draw for Ivory Coast

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's Max Gradel scored 20 minutes from time to prevent the new African champions falling to an embarrassing home defeat against minnows Equatorial Guinea in a 1-1 friendly draw on Sunday. Gradel’s equaliser came after Iban Salvador had handed the visitors and recent…

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  • Morris replaces Johannsson on US roster vs Switzerland

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Stanford forward Jordan Morris has been added to the U.S. roster for Tuesday's exhibition game against Switzerland in Zurich.

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  • Revenge on Spanish minds for Netherlands friendly

    European champions Spain travel to face the Netherlands in a friendly on Tuesday with the pain from their 5-1 thrashing at the hands of the Dutch at last year's World Cup still fresh in the memory. The hammer blow delivered by Louis van Gaal's men in Salvador last June was one from which Spain…

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  • Gibraltar made my life a misery: Scotland boss Strachan

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan admitted that Gibraltar made his life a misery during his side's 6-1 win over the Group D minnows at Hampden. The Scots had taken the lead through a soft Shaun Maloney penalty in the 18th minute, but were left shocked on Sunday when policeman Lee Casciaro equalised…

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  • Dunga hails players for restoring Brazil's footballing pride

    Dunga says Brazil's renaissance under his leadership has been sparked by the players' burning desire to make amends for their country's World Cup humilation. Dunga's side secured their eighth successive victory since last year's World Cup as Roberto Firmino came off the bench to seal a 1-0 win over…

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  • Soccer-Coentrao strike seals Portugal win over Serbia

    LISBON, March 29 (Reuters) - Fabio Coentrao struck at the far post to give Portugal a 2-1 victory over Serbia on Sunday that lifted them top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group I. Veteran defender Ricardo Carvalho put Portugal ahead after 10 minutes but Nemanja Matic equalised for Serbia 16 minutes after…

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  • Schweinsteiger demands ahead of key qualifiers

    Captain Bastian Schweinsteiger says Germany must improve ahead of key matches against Poland, Ireland and Scotland as they bid to qualify for Euro 2016 as Group D winners. First-half goals by Marco Reus and Thomas Mueller sealed a 2-0 win in Georgia on Sunday which kept Germany in the hunt for…

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  • Soccer team reenacts George Brett's pine tar incident at Yankee Stadium

    Sporting Kansas City used their visit to the new Yankee Stadium wisely.

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  • Soccer-Van der Vaart, Jansen set for Hamburg exit

    Hamburg SV will not extend the contracts of Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart and full back Marcell Jansen beyond this season, the struggling Bundesliga club said on Saturday. Hamburg captain Van der Vaart has had two spells at the club, playing for the former European champions between…

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  • France recover from Brazil defeat with 2-0 Denmark win

    France recovered from last week's defeat by Brazil when Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud earned a second-string side a 2-0 home friendly win over Denmark in St Etienne on Sunday. Lacazette, who was booed by the crowd before kickoff because he plays for St Etienne's bitter rivals Olympique…

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  • Soccer-US championship results and standings

    March 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the US championship matches on Sunday Sunday, March 29 Real Salt Lake 2 Toronto FC 1 Chicago Fire 1 Philadelphia Union 0 Saturday, March 28 Columbus Crew 1 New York Red Bulls 2 DC United 1 LA Galaxy 0 FC Dallas 0 Seattle Sounders 0 Houston…

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  • Fellaini double helps Belgium crush Cyprus

    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Marouane Fellaini struck twice as Belgium moved within three points of Euro 2016 Group B qualifying leaders Wales with a 5-0 thumping of Cyprus on Saturday. After a win and two draws from their first three matches, Belgium knew the pressure was on to…

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  • Rangers have momentum, McCall says

    Rangers' new manager Stuart McCall is confident the troubled Glasgow giants have finally turned the corner and are in line for a return to the top flight. A former player at the club, McCall oversaw his first win as manager last week with a crucial 2-0 win over Hibernian in Edinburgh. Runaway…

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  • Apology for wrong anthem for El Salvador before game in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Organizers of a soccer match in the U.S. capital apologized to El Salvador on Sunday for playing the wrong national anthem before an exhibition game against Argentina.

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  • Italy's Conte warns over Croatia, Norway danger

    Italy coach Antonio Conte admits the Azzurri could be pushed all the way by Croatia and Norway as they look to secure one of the top two places from Group H in qualifying for the 2016 European Championships. World Cup flops Italy had to settle for a 2-2 draw away to Bulgaria in their fifth match, a…

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  • Toulouse hit by Fickou injury blow

    France centre Gael Fickou will miss the rest of the season after damaging the interior cruciate ligament in his left knee Toulouse general manager Guy Noves told AFP on Sunday. Noves said the 21-year-old -- who put in a sparkling performance for France in the 55-35 defeat by England in their Six…

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  • Man United's Smalling hails Van Gaal impact

    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hailed manager Louis van Gaal as the reason behind his upturn in form and believes he is now playing the best football of his career. Smalling has struggled for consistency since joining United from Fulham in 2010 but the 25-year-old has flourished under…

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