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  • Marseille dig deep to keep pressure on PSG and Lyon

    A single point separates the top three teams in Ligue 1 after Marseille climbed back to second with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over plucky Evian on Saturday. The victory was secured when Andre-Pierre Gignac converted a 49th minute penalty, for his 14th goal of the season, after referee Frank…

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  • PSG edge Rennes to close gap on Lyon

    Ezequiel Lavezzi scored the only goal as champions Paris Saint-Germain edged Rennes 1-0 on Friday to maintain their undefeated Ligue 1 home record and cut the gap on leaders Lyon to just one point. The win was PSG's sixth consecutive home win in all competitions while stretching their Ligue 1…

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  • Ginola's FIFA bid over

    Paris (AFP) - Former France winger David Ginola's bid for the FIFA presidency ended Friday after he failed to receive the required five nominations from football associations needed to continue his bid.

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  • Agent: Balotelli will 'die' at Liverpool unless $70-80M offer materializes

    Mario Balotelli’s agent insists the struggling Italian striker is remaining at Liverpool. Does anyone else even want him?

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  • Lyon look to preserve French Ligue 1 leadership

    With 16 matches remaining, the Ligue 1 title race has effectively become a three-way tussle between current leaders Lyon with Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain hot on their heels. Defending champions PSG have yet to hit their stride during a mediocre campaign but maximum points at home to Rennes…

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  • Eto'o wants Champions League for Sampdoria

    Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o says he wants to see new club Sampdoria upset predictions in crisis-hit Serie A and qualify for next season's Champions League. Eto'o, who helped Inter Milan to an historic treble of league, Cup and Champions League in 2010, was unveiled on Thursday after arriving from…

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  • Pogba agent hints at PSG, Real move

    Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid could be in the frame to buy Juventus star Paul Pogba although the French midfielder may remain in Italy for another season, his agent Mino Raiola said Thursday. Raiola, the Dutch "super agent" who also represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli among…

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  • Raiola drops FIFA bid, endorses fellow Dutchman

    The Hague (AFP) - Dutchman Mino Raiola on Wednesday dropped plans to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA's presidency, throwing himself behind the nationally-endorsed bid of fellow countryman Michael van Praag.

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  • Milan slump leaves icon Inzaghi on the brink

    The AC Milan coaching future of the club's former iconic striker Filippo Inzaghi is hanging in the balance after the struggling Italian A giants sunk to a historic low in Serie A at the weekend. Stung by a 1-0 home defeat to lowly Atalanta last week, Milan's 3-1 humbling by Lazio in a bad-tempered…

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  • The sound of silence: The January transfer window

    It's been all quiet on the winter transfer front where once again deals have been muted by high prices and Financial Fair Play.

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  • Lyon pull clear as Ibrahimovic lifts PSG

    Lyon reeled off their seventh consecutive Ligue 1 win on Sunday, a 2-0 defeat of 10-man Metz pushing them four points clear, as Paris Saint-Germain moved level with second-placed Marseille. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at St Etienne that allowed champions PSG to move level…

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  • Order restored in FA Cup as big teams avoid upsets

    LONDON (AP) -- After one of the most startling days in the FA Cup's 144-year history, three Premier League clubs restored order Sunday with fourth-round victories to stem the flow of upsets.

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  • Berbatov keeps Monaco push on track

    Dimitar Berbatov kept Monaco's Ligue 1 and European hopes on track Saturday with a 1-0 victory at Lille which kept the Principality side in touch with the leaders. Leonardo Jardim's side are fifth with 39 points from 22 games, six points behind leaders Lyon (45) who host Metz on Sunday. Bulgarian…

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  • Balotelli agent Raiola latest to enter FIFA race

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Another wildcard has entered the pack of candidates challenging Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA in May's election -- Mino Raiola, a soccer agent whose clients include Mario Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 47-year-old Dutchman with Italian roots…

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  • Did Real Madrid just sign the next Lionel Messi in Martin Odegaard?

    The 16-year-old attacking midfielder from Norway is being hailed as Europe's next great talent.

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  • Under-fire Marseille look for Nice lift in French Ligue 1

    Title challengers Marseille will look to put their legal woes behind them and reclaim top spot in Ligue 1 when they travel to Nice in Friday's early French league match. The transfers under investigation date back to 2010 -- the year the club won the last of their ten Ligue 1 titles -- and include…

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  • Raiola considering run for FIFA presidency

    Dutchman Mino Raiola, agent to top footballers including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli and Paul Pogba, said Friday he was seriously considering challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. Italian-born Raiola, 47, told the daily Het Volkskrant that he has already had meetings with the…

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