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  • Davis Cup final attracts record crowd

    LILLE France (Reuters) - A record crowd of 27,432 people took their seats at the Pierre Mauroy stadium for the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland on Friday. The French tennis federation (FFT) and the International tennis federation (ITF) said the previous record for a sanctioned tennis…

    Reuters
  • 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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  • PSG to play Inter Milan friendly in Morocco

    Paris Saint-Germain will play Inter Milan in a friendly in the southern Moroccan city of Marrakesh on December 30, it was announced Monday. According to the Moroccan football federation, the two teams will hold training camps in the city during their respective leagues' winter breaks. The match…

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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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  • 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.

    AFP
  • 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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  • Irish girl fights Ibrahimovic, Rodriguez for best goal

    Paris (AFP) - Superstars James Rodriguez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic lead a list of ten candidates for the Puskas Prize for the best goal of 2014 but face competition from little-known Irish women's international Stephanie Roche.

    AFP
  • 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.

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  • 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.

    AFP
  • 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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