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  • PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea fans express their delight on Twitter as Ivanovic suffers injury

    Stamford Bridge 'faithful' look on the bright side after Branislav Ivanovic is forced off during Serbia's 2-0 win in Albania

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  • England's match in Manchester clashes with another big game

    Adding to the ignominy of its Rugby World Cup failure, England's last match in the tournament is being held the same night and in the same city as a major final in a rival sport.

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  • Real forward Benzema injured on duty with France

    Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema picked up a hamstring injury in France's 4-0 friendly victory against Armenia in Nice on Thursday and has withdrawn from the squad, the French soccer federation (FFF) said on Friday. A scan showed Benzema had damaged the muscle in his left leg and he would be…

  • Klopp's first press conference - in quotes

    Liverpool's new manager Jurgen Klopp charmed the British media on Friday in his first press conference since being appointed as the successor to the sacked Brendan Rodgers. It is not a usual club, it is a special club.

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    FIFA sponsors face difficult dilemma

    FIFA sponsor McDonald's has called for a thorough investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at FIFA following the suspension of the organisation's president Sepp Blatter. As Ivor Bennett reports, the scandal engulfing world football's governing body is presenting its commercial partners with a…

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  • Associate says Blatter hopes to be back within 10 days

    Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days. Both Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini were given 90-day bans in the wake of a Swiss criminal case investigating financial misconduct at FIFA. Platini has also said he will fight…

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  • Soccer-Sloppy German finishing leaves Euro 2016 champagne on ice

    By Karolos Grohmann Oct 9 (Reuters) - Germany coach Joachim Loew rued his team's missed chances in their surprise 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat to Ireland on Thursday, which delayed any qualification celebrations by a few days. Three-time European champions Germany have a seemingly easier task at…

  • Chile beat Brazil 2-0 in opening World Cup qualifier

    Chile got their 2018 World Cup campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday when two late goals gave them a 2-0 win over five-time champions Brazil. Eduardo Vargas deftly volleyed home a cross from the right after 72 minutes that goalkeeper Jefferson got a hand to but could not stop. Alexis…

  • Barcelona back Messi in tax fraud case

    Barcelona have given their full backing to Lionel Messi in the Argentina forward's tax fraud case and vowed to fight "external decisions" they say are unfairly targeting the club. A Spanish court on Thursday ordered Messi and his father Jorge, who are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of 4.2…

  • Argentina forward Aguero will miss next World Cup qualifier

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Sergio Aguero will miss Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Paraguay next week with a left-leg injury.

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  • PREMIER LEAGUE: It's official - Chelsea are English football's biggest underachievers

    The third biggest spenders of the summer - they shelled out £67m - are currently 16th in the table and are propping up the Premier League when it comes to financial outlay compared to on-pitch success

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  • Soccer-UEFA open disciplinary cases against Scotland and Poland

    UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Scotland and Poland on Friday after 21 supporters were arrested for causing trouble during and after the Euro 2016 qualifier in Glasgow on Thursday. UEFA have charged the Scottish FA after fans invaded the Hampden Park pitch following the 2-2 draw,…

  • Sao Tome shock Ethiopia in World Cup

    Sao Tome e Principe, an island state of 200,000 inhabitants off the Gabon coast, shocked Ethiopia 1-0 Thursday in the first leg of a 2018 World Cup qualifier. Portugal-born Luis Leal scored three minutes from time at Estadio National 12 de Julho in Sao Tome to give the fourth weakest African…

  • Soccer-European Ch. Qual. group stage fixtures

    Oct 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the European Ch. Qual. Group stage matches on Friday Group stage - Group A Saturday, October 10 (GMT)Iceland v Latvia (1600) Kazakhstan v Netherlands (1600) Czech Republic v Turkey (1845) Group stage - Group B Saturday, October 10 (GMT)Andorra v Belgium…

  • Swiss approve extradition of soccer official Takkas

    By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has approved a U.S. extradition request for soccer official Costas Takkas, one of seven individuals arrested in Zurich in May as part of a U.S. clampdown on alleged corruption in soccer. The seven are half of the 14…

  • Soccer-Kane in pole position to lead line for England - Hodgson

    Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is in "pole position" to succeed Wayne Rooney as England's main striker, manager Roy Hodgson said, while casting doubt on Theo Walcott's prospects of leading the line against Estonia in Friday night's Euro 2016 qualifier. Kane scored 31 goals for club and country last…

  • Sunderland appoints Sam Allardyce as manager on 2-year deal

    SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — After three draws, five defeats and a string of stagnant displays in its opening eight Premier League matches, Sunderland hired Sam Allardyce as its new manager on Friday in the hope of avoiding yet another scrap for survival.

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  • Soccer-Albania progress on hold after 2-0 defeat by Serbia

    Albania missed a chance to reach their first major soccer tournament after a 2-0 home defeat by Serbia in a politically charged Euro 2016 Group I qualifier on Thursday. The result left the Albanians in third place on 11 points from seven games, seven adrift of Portugal who qualified for next year's…