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  • Germany hunt third women's world crown in 12 years

    Germany's women head to Canada looking to emulate their men's World Cup success as Silvia Neid's side aim to mark her swansong with a third world crown in 12 years. Both Germany's men's and women's teams top the FIFA world rankings and Neid's squad is amongst the favourites to win the final in…

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  • Pastore eyes Champions League title after extending PSG stay

    Argentinian offensive midfielder Javier Pastore celebrating what he terms his best season in Paris Saint Germain's historic campaign winning four trophies will be with them till 2019 after extending his contract on Monday. This has been the best year of my career," said Pastore. "I'm very proud…

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  • Lyon sign veteran defender Morel

    Experienced fullback Jeremy Morel became Ligue 1 runners-up Lyon's first signing of the close season on Monday, bringing him in from Marseille on a free transfer. The 31-year-old -- who made his name at Lorient before spending four seasons at Marseille where he won the 2012 League Cup -- will…

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  • PSG stroll to incredible quadruple

    Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain claimed an historic quadruple trophy haul on Saturday by beating Auxerre 1-0 to win the French Cup title. Edinson Cavani's header after 64 minutes sealed another title for the Parisian club who had already won the Ligue 1 crown along with the Champions' Trophy…

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  • PSG aim to complete clean sweep of domestic prizes

    Paris Saint-Germain are overwhelming favourites to become the first French club ever to complete a clean sweep of the domestic honours as they take on second-tier Auxerre in the French Cup final on Saturday. The capital giants head to the Stade de France having already won a third consecutive…

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  • Ben Arfa and Puel at Nice next season

    Former Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa "will be a Nice player next season" alongside coach Claude Puel, the club president announced on Wednesday. Ben Arfa had played a game with Newcastle's reserves during the summer of 2014 before being loaned out to Premier League rivals Hull City. "Hatem Ben…

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  • 'Peacemaker' Ancelotti dismissed by ruthless Madrid

    Just 366 days since delivering Real Madrid their much-awaited 10th Champions League title, Carlo Ancelotti became club president Florentino Perez's latest managerial victim as he was sacked on Monday. Ancelotti, 55, ultimately paid for failing to build on the best run of results in the club's…

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  • African champion Renard named as Lille coach

    Lille on Monday named two-time African Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard to replace Rene Girard as manager of the French Ligue 1 club on a three-year deal. Renard, 46, led Ivory Coast to Africa's showpiece football title in February 2015 and three years previously also famously guided…

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  • Drogba, Ayew make emotional farewells

    African football legends Didier Drogba and Andre Ayew made emotional farewells at the weekend from clubs they have served with distinction, as most European leagues ended. Veteran Ivory Coast striker Drogba was carried off the Stamford Bridge pitch by team-mates after retiring injured during a 3-1…

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  • Monaco claims final Champions League birth

    Yannick Ferreira Carrasco scored the winner as Monaco beat Lorient 1-0 to secure a third-place finish in the French league on Saturday and claim the final qualifying birth for the Champions League. With newly-crowned champion Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon already guaranteed the first two spots,…

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  • Monaco secure Champions League return

    Monaco, locked in a three-way tussle with Saint-Etienne and Marseille, booked the third and final French ticket to next season's Champions League thanks to a season-closing 1-0 win over Lorient on Saturday. A first-half goal by Yannick Ferreira Carrasco was enough to help the Principality side…

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  • Ancelotti to take sabbatical if sacked by Madrid

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he will take a year out if he is dismissed by the Spanish giants in the coming days after failing to win a major trophy this season. Widespread reports in the Spanish press have claimed that the Italian is set to be replaced by Napoli boss Rafael Benitez just…

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  • Angers return to Ligue 1 after 21-year wait

    Angers won promotion to France's Ligue 1 on Friday after a 3-0 victory over Nimes in second division action guaranteed their place in the top flight for the first time since 1994. Angers held off Dijon and Nancy in the battle for third spot behind the goal scoring exploits of striker Jonathan…

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  • Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase

    Monaco can clinch an immediate return to the Champions League with a win at Lorient on Saturday, but Marseille and Saint-Etienne can pip them to the post on the final day of the season. Paris Saint-Germain clinched the title last weekend, while Lyon were confirmed as runners- up, but third place…

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  • PSG world's top-paying team - report

    London (AFP) - French champions Paris Saint-Germain pay their players higher salaries than any other team in world sport, according to figures published on Wednesday.

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  • African champion Renard to join Lille

    Lille are close to signing two-time African Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard to replace Rene Girard, who on Tuesday agreed to quit the French Ligue 1 club. Renard led Ivory Coast to Africa's showpiece football title in February 2015 and three years previously also famously guided Zambia…

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  • Monaco make Fabinho loan move permanent

    Monaco (AFP) - Monaco announced on Tuesday that Brazilian right back Fabinho's loan from Portuguese outfit Rio Ave has been made into a permanent deal.

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