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  • Bayern's Alaba out for seven weeks

    Bayern Munich announced on Wednesday that Austrian international left-back David Alaba will be out "for around seven weeks" with a knee ligament injury suffered playing for his country. Alaba, who can also play in midfield, sustained a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee in Austria's…

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  • Can Neymar surpass Pele as Brazil's greatest player of all time?

    The Barcelona star will surely break Pele's national team scoring record but will fall short in the ultimate measurement of greatness.

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  • Real Madrid sign Porto full-back Danilo

    European champions Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian international right-back Danilo from Porto on a six-year deal. "Real Madrid and Porto have reached an agreement for the transfer of Danilo, who will join next season and be tied to the club until June 30, 2021," the club said…

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  • European clubs win more money, influence in new UEFA deal

    Europe's top clubs have agreed to a new deal with UEFA which gives them more money and a bigger say in how European soccer is run. The European Club Association said Tuesday it renewed a working accord through May 2022 which guarantees clubs at least 200 million euros ($214 million) from UEFA's…

    The Associated Press
  • Clubs get bigger say in UEFA

    European clubs will get a greater say in UEFA's decision-making as well as extra cash from European tournaments under an accord announced Tuesday. After securing concessions from FIFA about deciding the international match calendar, top clubs have won two seats on UEFA's executive committee, the…

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  • Embattled Conte wants patience as Italy rebuild

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has called for patience from critics ahead of a friendly against England which he hopes will give him an idea of much work is still required for his side to be competitive at next year's European Championships. The 45-year-old can at least expect a warm welcome from the…

    AFP
  • Monday Morning Manager - INT

    Neal Thurman looks at all the story lines coming out of international week while waiting for the Premier League to resume next weekend.

    Rotoworld
  • Turkish Cypriot soccer president: No going back on deal

    In an effort to do away with decades of isolation, the president of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot soccer association said Monday he's determined to follow through with a decision to join the Cyprus Football Association. Hasan Sertoglu said he has already sent a letter notifying FIFA that the…

    The Associated Press
  • Hummels leaves door open on Man Utd switch

    Manchester United-target Mats Hummels admits he is pondering his future at Borussia Dortmund and refuses to rule out a transfer abroad. "Everyone knows how much I like Dortmund, but I also want us to have a powerful team which has a powerful approach," Hummels told German magazine Kicker.

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  • Al Sadd deny deal done to sign Xavi

    Qatari side Al Sadd released a statement on Saturday denying that a deal had been concluded to sign Barcelona and Spain great Xavi Hernandez. Al Sadd also said they "would make any further and official announcements only if further developments take place". Their statement came after pictures…

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  • Breakaway Turkish Cypriots set to join ranks of Cyprus FA

    Six decades of soccer separation on ethnically divided Cyprus may be at its end as breakaway Turkish Cypriots are poised to join the ranks of the Cyprus Football Association to bring the sport under a single administrative roof. Deniz Birinci, the international relations coordinator of the Cyprus…

    The Associated Press
  • Monaco unhappy at fixture pile-up

    Monaco have hit out at the French league (LFP) for refusing to postpone a rescheduled Ligue 1 match against Montpellier to help their preparations for the Champions League quarter-finals. The principality club's home meeting with Montpellier, postponed on February 14 due to heavy rain, has been…

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  • Chelsea captain Terry signs one-year contract extension

    John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea, the Premier League leaders announced on Thursday. Terry's current deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but Blues' boss Jose Mourinho had insisted earlier this month there was no chance Chelsea's captain would be allowed…

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  • Lampard visits future MLS club this weekend

    Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard will visit his future Major League Soccer club this weekend, attending a New York City match against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Lampard will take advantage of the English Premier League side's break for international matches to look…

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  • Khedira confirms Real Madrid exit

    Germany midfielder Sami Khedira on Wednesday said he will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season. "There is nothing more to say than what I told the sports magazine (Kicker), when there's anything more, I'll say it," the 27-year-old said after captaining Germany to a…

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  • Chelsea fans in court over Paris Metro racism allegations

    Five men appeared in court in London on Wednesday in connection with the racist abuse of a black man prior to a Champions League game in Paris last month. The hearing in the civil case at Waltham Forest Magistrates' Court, which was adjourned until July, took place in a small room packed with…

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  • Stindl announces Gladbach move

    Berlin (AFP) - Hanover captain Lars Stindl announced on Wednesday that he will leave the club in the summer to join Bundesliga rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach.

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