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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
  • 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.

    AFP
  • 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…

    AFP
  • Barca's Alba out for 10 days

    Barcelona confirmed that left-back Jordi Alba is only expected to be sidelined for 10 days after carrying out tests on a hamstring injury picked up in Spain's 1-0 win over Ukraine on Friday. "Tests performed by the FC Barcelona medical services on Saturday morning have revealed that Jordi Alba has…

    AFP
  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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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  • Marquinhos extends PSG deal

    Paris (AFP) - Brazilian international defender Marquinhos has extended his contract with Paris Saint-Germain by a year until 2019, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed on Thursday.

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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…

    AFP
  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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.

    AFP
  • UEFA president Platini sees final challenge ahead in 2019

    Michel Platini has his eye on one last challenge in 2019, the year FIFA will elect its president. Given four more years to lead European soccer's governing body on Tuesday, Platini hinted at a news conference that he won't seek another UEFA mandate. I don't know if I want to go in UEFA or I want…

    The Associated Press
  • Ibrahimovic defends himself following referee outburst

    Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Wednesday defended himself following a remarkable outburst earlier this month in which he labelled France a "shit country". Ibrahimovic will go before the disciplinary commission of the French league on April 9 for incendiary comments made after PSG's…

    AFP
  • Frustrated Cech suggests summer move from Chelsea

    Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech said on Tuesday he might leave the Blues in the summer ending a highly successful 11 year spell saying he is finding it tough being second choice to Thibaut Courtois after years of being the uncontested number one.

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  • Platini triumphs at UEFA and launches attack on Blatter

    Football legend Michel Platini on Tuesday scored a hat-trick of victories for the presidency of UEFA and made an immediate attack on Sepp Blatter's leadership of world body FIFA. FIFA is to hold a presidential election on May 29. Blatter is the favourite to win but for the first time faces three…

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