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  • The big problem with Didier Drogba joining the Montreal Impact and MLS

    A striker joining MLS at age 37 after showing serious signs of slowing down sends the wrong message of where the league stands and where the league wants to go.

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  • Villa snap up Ayew

    Aston Villa have once again raided France's Ligue 1 to complete the signing of Ghana striker Jordan Ayew from Lorient. Villa announced on Monday that the 23-year-old had signed for an undisclosed fee and had penned a five-year deal in Birmingham after passing a medical. "I'm really pleased to…

  • Rival kings rumble as Chelsea tests Barcelona

    Reigning European kings Barcelona and English Premier League champions Chelsea, each training in the first steps of defending their crowns, meet Tuesday in a pre-season friendly in suburban Washington. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says evaluating talent and testing combinations is more important…

  • Villarreal add to Lyon's misery in Emirates Cup

    Villarreal piled on the pain for Lyon with a 2-0 victory that kept alive the Spanish club's hopes of winning the Emirates Cup on Sunday. Goals from Bruno Soriano and Leo Baptistao gave Marcelino Garcia Toral's side their second win in the pre-season tournament at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium after…

  • Di Maria set for PSG move

    The stage appeared to be set Sunday for Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria to join Paris Saint Germain after spending just the one season at Old Trafford. United manager Louis van Gaal told reporters after his side's 3-1 friendly victory over Barcelona that Di Maria had failed to board a…

  • Courtois shines as Chelsea top PSG in friendly

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made the difference, making two shoot-out saves and firing home the winner as the Blues downed Paris Saint Germain on penalties in an International Champions Cup friendly. Ninety minutes of action saw the teams level at 1-1 after a goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic…

  • FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home

    FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday. With the focus once more on football, the embattled FIFA leadership and much-criticized host nation…

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  • Factbox: Reaction to European qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup

    GROUP A Netherlands France Sweden Bulgaria Belarus Luxembourg FRANCE     "It is a balanced group, very strong," said French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet. "I think that the Netherlands, Sweden, France and Bulgaria, without ignoring the others (Belarus and Luxembourg). The…

  • International Champions Cup Live: Barcelona vs. Man United, PSG vs. Chelsea

    The preseason ICC heats up with two friendlies featuring European powers: Barcelona vs. Manchester United at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., and then Paris Saint-Germain vs. Chelsea at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

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  • Lyon star Grenier set to miss start of season

    Lyon manager Hubert Fournier admits France midfielder Clement Grenier is likely to miss the start of the season after suffering a "serious injury" in Saturday's 6-0 defeat against Arsenal. The 24-year-old, who only returned to action late last season after a year on the sidelines due to a groin…

  • Rampant Arsenal hit Lyon for six

    Arsenal made a stylish start to their Emirates Cup campaign as four goals in nine minutes inspired a scintillating 6-0 rout of Lyon on Saturday. Arsene Wenger's side demolished their woeful French opponents before half-time in their first match in the four-team pre-season tournament at the…

  • Di Maria expected with United - van Gaal

    San José (United States) (AFP) - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said Friday he expects Angel Di Maria to join the club's US tour party this weekend, brushing off speculation linking the unsettled Argentine with a move to Paris Saint Germain. Van Gaal said Di Maria was due to report for…

  • In-demand Lacazette will stay at Lyon says Fournier

    London (AFP) - Lyon manager Hubert Fournier on Friday claimed France forward Alexandre Lacazette will remain at his club this season despite interest from Europe's superpowers.

  • AC Milan need to 'improve in every aspect': Mihajlovic

    Sinisa Mihajlovic is under no illusion about the enormity of the task at hand as he plots to turn around the fortunes of fallen Italian giants AC Milan. "There’s a lot of anger [about the club’s situation] but we have to improve in every aspect,” Mihajlovic said Thursday. The 46-year-old Serb…

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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic says 'absolutely' he'd 'like to play' in Major League Soccer

    The Paris Saint-Germain star has chosen three U.S. cities where he would like to live. One of them could be his final landing spot before retiring.

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  • Champions League spot earns Fournier contract extension

    Hubert Fournier's reward for guiding Lyon to second place in Ligue 1 last season and a place in the lucrative Champions League after a three-year absence is a one-year extension to his present contract, the club announced on Wednesday. "Olympic Lyonnais is happy to announce the extension of the…

  • France to stop matches in memory of stadium disaster

    France's Ministry of Sports has ordered that football matches should no longer be played on May 5, the date of the 1992 Furiani stadium disaster. "When May 5 is a Saturday, no football match will be organised at national, professional or amateur level," said a Ministry of Sports statement.