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  • PSG star Aurier to be tried over police 'assault'

    Paris Saint-Germain star Serge Aurier will be tried in September for an alleged assault on a police officer, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday. Aurier is alleged to have "insulted and hit a police officer", a police source told AFP. The incident occurred as Aurier was challenged by police…

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  • The Latest: Reus out of Germany squad, Schweinsteiger in

    Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus has been cut from Germany's European Championship squad, and captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has made the final list despite injury. Reus, who has been struggling at the team's training camp in Ascona, Switzerland, was omitted Tuesday from the final list of…

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  • UEFA looks to December decisions to shape Champions League

    UEFA is set to decide in December on changing the Champions League as Europe's top clubs chase a new format and bigger share of the competition's billion-dollar annual income. Closed-door meetings of European soccer leaders in Milan around Saturday's Champions League final made slow progress…

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  • Madrid and Atletico players vie for final Euro 2016 spots

    Three players from Real Madrid and three from Atletico Madrid will compete for the final four spots in Spain's squad for the European Championship. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Tuesday announced a list with 19 players who will make it to France, leaving the final four spots available to the…

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  • Navas achilles injury raises Copa fears

    Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been hit by a recurrence of an achilles injury, the club said, raising fears he could miss the Copa America Centenario. Real said Navas, 29, was suffering from the problem in his left foot, without indicating how long he would take to recover. …

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  • Porto release coach Peseiro

    Porto, without a title in three years, have released coach Jose Peseiro after a string of poor results, the Portuguese club said Monday. Peseiro arrived in Porto in January from Egyptian outfit Al-Ahly to take over from Spaniard Julen Lopetegui. The club will now have to play preliminary…

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  • Injured Carvajal set to miss Euro 2016

    Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal is likely to miss out on Spain's Euro 2016 campaign with the hamstring injury that forced him off in Saturday's Champions League final. Carvajal was substituted in tears early in the second half of Saturday's game against Atletico Madrid in Milan, which Real…

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  • Guardiola news hurt Man City: Pellegrini

    The announcement of Pep Guardiola's appointment by Manchester City had a negative impact on the team's performances, outgoing manager Manuel Pellegrini said in an interview published on Monday. City were second in the Premier League when Pellegrini revealed on February 1 that Bayern Munich coach…

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  • Ronaldo rests to show the 'jealous' who's best

    Cristiano Ronaldo will not play in Portugal's pre-European Championship friendly against England on Thursday as he rests from his third Champions League triumph but he insists those who doubt his talents are "jealous". The 31-year-old, who looked jaded in Real Madrid's win over Atletico Madrid on…

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  • Friends reunited as Eriksson's SIPG end Evergrande run

    Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG ended Guangzhou Evergrande's run of nine straight Chinese Super League victories to cut their lead at the top of the table. The ex-England manager, who warmly greeted old sparring partner Luiz Felipe Scolari before the game, oversaw a 1-1 draw -- Evergrande's…

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  • Victorious Real get hero's welcome in Spanish capital

    Thousands of Real Madrid fans piled into the streets of the Spanish capital and filled the club's 80,000 capacity Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Sunday to welcome home their heroes after an historic 11th European Cup win. An open top bus emblazoned with the word "Campeones" (Champions) carried the…

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  • Thousands welcome Madrid back home after European triumph

    Tens of thousands of fans endured the rain to greet Real Madrid players as they returned home early Sunday from their Champions League triumph, then packed the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium at night to watch them lift the trophy one more time. The celebrations lasted all day and culminated at the…

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  • Portugal beats Norway 3-0 in Euro 2016 warmup match

    Two second-half goals in seven minutes from Raphael Guerreiro and Eder helped Portugal to a 3-0 win over Norway in a warmup game Sunday for the European Championship. Ricardo Quaresma put the Portuguese ahead with a spectacular dipping shot in the 13th. Missing Cristiano Ronaldo, who played in…

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  • Spain beats Bosnia 3-1 in Euro 2016 warmup

    Forward Manuel ''Nolito'' Agudo scored two first-half goals to lead Spain to a 3-1 win over 10-man Bosnia in a warmup match Sunday for the European Championship. The two-time defending champion prevailed despite playing with a depleted squad and with coach Vicente del Bosque testing out several…

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  • Nolito makes Spain Euros case with double

    Celta Vigo forward Nolito strengthened his case for inclusion in Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's squad for Euro 2016 with his first two international goals in a 3-1 friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Saint Gallen, Switzerland, on Sunday. Del Bosque named an experimental side with no…

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  • Bayern will fight to keep Real-target Lewandowski

    Real Madrid have held talks with Poland's star striker Robert Lewandowski, his agent has confirmed, while Bayern Munich insist they will pay whatever it takes to keep him. "Real Madrid approached us a few weeks ago, we have listened to everything and informed Bayern that we have held talks,"…

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  • Tens of thousands welcome Madrid back home after CL title

    Tens of thousands of fans endured rain to greet Real Madrid players as they returned home early Sunday to celebrate the Champions League title. Many waited all night after celebrating the team's win over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid in a penalty shootout on Saturday in Milan. The players…

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  • 11th European crown caps rollercoaster Real season

    A season that promised so little when Zinedine Zidane took charge of a beleaguered Real Madrid less than five months ago ended beyond even the richest club in the world's wildest dreams with an 11th European Cup win in Milan. Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winning penalty in a shootout to cap a…

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  • Real fans celebrate 11th European crown in divided Madrid

    Real Madrid fans descended into the streets of the Spanish capital in the early hours of Sunday morning to celebrate a historic 11th European Cup win after beating local rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties. "The 11th is here," fans chanted with many expected to wait for their heroes to return from…

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  • Bale alright on the night as Ronaldo fails to shine

    Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines with the winning kick in a penalty shootout in the Champions League final, more than compensating for what was a quiet game by his standards. Ronaldo's decisive spot kick in the shootout gave Real Madrid a 5-3 victory on penalties over city rival Atletico…

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