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  • European clubs campaign against Qatar winter World Cup

    Top European football clubs and championships are stepping up a campaign to block efforts to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter months. FIFA wants to move away from the traditional summer tournament to avoid the searing temperatures in the Gulf state. The Association of European…

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  • Costa has United chance after all - Mourinho

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa could yet face Manchester United on Sunday, according to manager Jose Mourinho, despite the Spain international being told to stay away from the Premier League leaders' training ground after spending a night in hospital this week. Costa has been struggling with…

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  • Wenger tells Arsenal to tighten defence to get back to the top

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said only a vastly improved defensive effort will propel the Gunners back towards the summit of English football. The Gunners have lost just once in the Premier League so far this season, to leaders Chelsea. They will, though, head to the north-east on the back…

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  • 8 people arrested in Latvia in match-fixing probe

    Eight people have been arrested in Latvia on suspicion of fixing a Champions League qualifying-round game last year. Two players from Latvian champion Daugavpils, one of the teams involved, were among those arrested, police spokesman Dairis Anucins said on Friday. Two club officials and four…

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  • Barcelona could have greatest attacking combo ever in Messi, Neymar, Suarez

    The addition of Luis Suarez gives Barcelona one more attacker at the peak of his powers along with Lionel Messi and Neymar.

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  • El Clasico predictions: What will be the result of Real Madrid vs. Barcelona?

    The majority of Yahoo's soccer experts around the world expect Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid to beat Lionel Messi and Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday.

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  • Hull City-Liverpool Preview

    Fresh from their Champions League demolition at the hands of Real Madrid, Liverpool will be looking to make it three domestic wins in a row as they welcome Hull City to Anfield on Saturday. Liverpool (4-1-3) scored twice in added time to rescue a win against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, but…

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  • Manchester City-West Ham United Preview

    Though it can be argued West Ham United has been the surprise package of the early season in the Premier League, Saturday afternoon's match versus reigning champions Manchester City likely will provide an accurate measuring stick of just how far the Hammers have come and possibly, how much they…

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  • Police probe Balotelli row report

    Mario Balotelli's already-troubled week took a turn for the worse on Thursday when police confirmed they are investigating a report the Liverpool striker threatened a woman said to have taken photographs of his car. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "We are investigating a report of…

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  • Arsenal-Sunderland Preview

    A bruised and battered Sunderland side face Arsenal at the Stadium of Light Saturday seven days after suffering their worst defeat in the Premier League. The Blacks Cats (1-5-2) were routed 8-0 at Southampton last weekend in a performance coach Gus Poyet described as "embarrassing and…

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  • Timbers-FC Dallas Preview

    The Portland Timbers almost certainly need a victory in their final match - and definitely need some outside help - in order to make a return trip to the postseason. They'll try for their first-ever road win over playoff-bound FC Dallas on Saturday night. The Timbers (11-9-13) are one point…

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  • Sporting protest over Champions League defeat

    Sporting Lisbon have demanded that their Champions League clash with Schalke, which they lost 4-3, should either be replayed or the points shared after claiming they were victims of a series of refereeing blunders. The Portuguese club have lodged an official complaint with European governing body…

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  • Champions League Best XI - Top players of Matchday 3

    Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund both landed two players in the Best XI after scoring impressive away victories.

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  • Liverpool manager says time will tell with Balotelli

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers conceded Wednesday that Mario Balotelli had still to prove his worth after the Italian striker's latest lacklustre display for the Merseysiders. Balotelli was replaced at half-time during Liverpool's comprehensive 3-0 group stage loss at home to holders Real…

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  • Scheduling hands Barca Clasico advantage, fumes Ronaldo

    World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has complained that the timing of the first El Clasico of the season on Saturday gives La Liga leaders Barcelona an unfair advantage. Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-0 away on Wednesday to all but seal their…

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  • Would football be richer without small clubs?

    The business realities of the modern game are brutal. Case in point: Freiburg's plight in the Bundesliga.

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  • Juventus and Roma limp back to Serie A after Euro flop

    Juventus host Palermo Sunday looking to build on their slim advantage over Roma as both Serie A giants limp back to domestic duty following respective beatings in Europe earlier this week. The lustre was taken off Roma's solid Serie A season so far by a humbling 7-1 defeat by Bayern Munich while…

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