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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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  • Uganda spoil Enyeama party in Nigeria

    Nigeria goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama had his 100-cap celebrations spoilt Wednesday as visiting Uganda turned party-poopers with a 1-0 international friendly victory. Farouk Miya, who plays for the Vipers club in Kampala, delivered the stinging blow nine minutes from time in southern city…

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  • 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…

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  • Barcelona tops AP Global Football 10 after beating Madrid

    LONDON (AP) -- Barcelona topped the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday after beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the clasico and reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

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  • Quotes from voters in this week's AP Global Football 10

    LONDON (AP) -- Quotes from voters in this week's Associated Press Global Football 10:

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  • Conte calls Verratti to midfield helm in Pirlo absence

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has called on Marco Verratti to take the next step towards replacing Andrea Pirlo as the Azzurri's midfield orchestrator ahead of this weekend's Euro 2016 qualifier away to Bulgaria. Verratti has long been considered the heir to Italy great Pirlo and Saturday's game in…

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  • Nigerian Enyeama joins African centurions

    Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama will swell an exclusive group of African footballers to 24 Thursday by making his 100th international appearance. The Super Eagles are at home to Uganda Thursday and away to South Africa Sunday as part of a 28-match, seven-day friendly schedule involving African…

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  • UEFA warns over referee harassment

    UEFA has warned all the Champions League quarter-final teams to stop their players harassing referees, secretary general Gianni Infantino said Monday. UEFA's refereeing officer Pierluigi Collina warned Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Monaco, Paris Saint Germain, Porto and Real…

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  • Marseille keep tabs on PSG after Lens romp

    Marseille thumped Lens 4-0 on Sunday to close the gap on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain back to just two points. Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to break the deadlock before Lens collapsed late on, with the Belgian adding a second -- taking his tally to six goals in his last four games --…

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  • PSG go top of Ligue 1 as Lyon lose

    Paris Saint-Germain went top of Ligue 1 for the first time this season after title-rivals Lyon lost 2-1 at home to ten-man Nice on Saturday. The result leaves PSG on 59 points from 30 games with Lyon, who had taken the Ligue 1 lead from Marseille in the first game of 2015, second a point behind. …

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  • Luiz and Marquinhos to miss French test

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Defenders David Luiz and Marquinhos are out of Brazil's friendly against France next Thursday at the Stade de France in Paris, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said Friday.

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  • Ibrahimovic treble lifts PSG to the top

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic put his recent disciplinary problems behind him by bagging a hat-trick to give Paris Saint-Germain a 3-1 victory over Lorient on Friday night. The big Swede was banned for one Champions League match on Thursday for his sending off against Chelsea last week, while he also faces a…

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  • Fresh start for familiar neighbours Real, Atletico

    Last season's Champions League finalists Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will meet for a seventh and eighth time this season after being paired together in the Champions League quarter-finals on Friday. Atletico will host the first leg on April 14 before travelling across Madrid for the return on…

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  • Real Madrid meets Atletico in Champions League quarterfinals

    Real Madrid will take on crosstown rival Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, and that could be bad news for the 10-time winners. Also, 2013 champion Bayern Munich will face FC Porto, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona will meet again after playing in the group stage this…

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  • Real draw rivals Atletico, PSG v Barca in Champions League last 8

    Holders Real Madrid will have to overcome city rivals Atletico in the Champions League quarter-finals, in a repeat of last year's final, while Barcelona face familiar opponents in Paris Saint-Germain after the draw made Friday in Nyon. Portuguese giants Porto host Bayern Munich of Germany in the…

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  • Gourcuff gives Lyon timely boost

    Lyon's Yoann Gourcuff has recovered in time to be included in the 18-man squad set to face Nice in Saturday's Ligue 1 clash, the club announced on Friday. Coach Hubert Fournier explained the 28-year old midfielder "had worked hard in the past week".

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  • FIFA looks out for its own best interests by approving winter World Cup in 2022

    The calendar change for Qatar 2022 creates logistical disasters for clubs and players, especially Europe's top leagues.

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