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  • Phone taps embarrass French clubs in match-fixing

    Police kept the president of league leaders Olympique Marseille in custody on Wednesday as part of a transfer fraud investigation while stepping up a parallel inquiry into match-fixing. Fifteen serving and past Marseille officials, including president Vincent Labrune and two of his predecessors,…

    AFP
  • Police swoop in Marseille transfer probe

    The president of Marseille football club and two former directors were taken in for questioning Tuesday as part of a probe into transfers including that of top striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, sources close to the investigation said. The investigation, which includes claims of extortion,…

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  • Bosnia sack coach Susic

    Bosnia sacked coach Safet Susic on Monday following a series of poor results in Euro 2016 qualifiers. "The situation is worrying since the goals set for the first part of qualification have not been met," a Bosnian football federation statement said. On Sunday, Bosnia, lacking several…

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  • Rooney plays in 100th game for England, scores

    Wayne Rooney celebrated his 100th appearance for England by scoring in a 3-1 win over Slovenia, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a goal in his return for Sweden in a 1-1 draw at Montenegro in European Championship qualifiers Saturday.

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  • England, Spain win as San Marino claim famous draw

    England and reigning champions Spain both secured home victories in Euro 2016 qualifying on Saturday as some of the continent's minnows again enjoyed outstanding results. A turgid Group E encounter between England and Slovenia at Wembley came to life in the second half as Roy Hodgson's side fought…

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  • Ibrahimovic fit for Sweden against Montenegro

    Stockholm (AFP) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play in Sweden's Euro 2016 qualifying match away to Montenegro on Saturday after recovering from a heel injury.

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  • Azzurri revival clouded by bleak reality of Italy's Serie A

    Italy host Croatia on Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier but behind the veneer of Antonio Conte's seemingly rejuvenated Azzurri squad lies a murky backwater that is Italy's Serie A. Italy's once revered top flight, a former haven for the finest purveyors of the 'beautiful game', is in crisis…

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  • Goals by Van Persie, James, Zlatan chosen as finalists for FIFA Puskas Award

    Robin van Persie, James Rodriguez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic headline the list of 10 finalists for World Goal of the Year.

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  • Mueller, Munich lead AP global football 10 poll

    LONDON (AP) -- Thomas Mueller and Bayern Munich led the player and team rankings in the Associated Press global football 10 on Tuesday.

    The Associated Press
  • Dunga brings in Talisca for Brazil Turkish date

    Sao Paulo (AFP) - Brazil coach Dunga on Monday drafted Benfica attacking midfielder Anderson Talisca in place of Paris Saint Germain's Lucas Moura for Wednesday's friendly date with Turkey, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.

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  • PSG-Marseille referee admits red card

    Paris (AFP) - Clement Turpin, the referee for Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win over Marseille at the Parc des Princes admitted on Monday he was wrong to send off Marseille midfielder Gianelli Imbula with 12 minutes left.

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  • Blaise Matuidi out of France friendlies

    Paris (AFP) - Midfielder Blaise Matuidi has been forced out of France's forthcoming friendlies with Albania and Sweden after breaking a bone in his hand in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 victory over Marseille.

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  • Arsenal stumbles, Juventus cruises and PSG wins

    LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal was left to rue its defensive vulnerabilities for the second time in a week after again failing to defend a lead in a 2-1 loss at Swansea on Sunday.

    The Associated Press
  • PSG too strong for Marseille as Ligue 1 race tightens

    Paris Saint-Germain defeated arch rivals Marseille 2-0 at the Parc des Princes on Sunday as the Ligue 1 title race was thrown wide open. The two-time defending champions dominated their visitors from the south in an intense encounter and wrapped up three crucial points thanks to an opportunist…

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  • Jeers turn to tears as Sagnol's Bordeaux beat Lens

    Paris (AFP) - In a week he faced claims of racism, Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol was moved to tears in Ligue 1 on Saturday when African striker Cheick Diabate hugged him after sealing a 2-1 win at Lens.

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  • Ibrahimovic returns to PSG squad to face Marseille

    Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been included in Laurent Blanc's squad to face Marseille on Sunday in the Ligue 1 top-of-the-table clash at the Parc des Princes. The Sweden captain, has been out of action since September 21 with a heel injury, but only returned to full training…

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  • PSG fear fatigue factor in Marseille showdown

    Paris Saint-Germain can close within one point of leaders Marseille with victory over their arch-rivals on Sunday which would cap a week in which they also guaranteed their place in the Champions League knockout phase. Laurent Blanc's unbeaten champions won their fifth straight match on Wednesday,…

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