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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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  • Marseille coach defends Doria snub

    Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa has angrily defended his decision to overlook Brazilian Doria who has not played since signing for the Ligue 1 side last September. The 20-year-old captain of Brazil's Olympic football team joined Marseille on a five-year deal worth 6 million euros ($6.9m) in…

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  • Cavani on the mark again as PSG progress in Cup

    Uruguayan international striker Edinson Cavani scored his second goal in as many games since being restored to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up as PSG reached the last 16 of the French Cup on Wednesday with a 2-1 win over Bordeaux. Cavani -- who along with Argentinian international Ezequiel Lavezzi…

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  • AC Milan send Niang on loan to Genoa

    AC Milan's French striker M'Baye Niang has completed his loan move to Genoa, it was confirmed on Wednesday. Niang joined Milan in 2012 but spent much of last season on loan at Montpellier, where he scored four goals in 19 games for the Ligue 1 side.

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  • Hail the Prince as Congo beat Gabon

    Captain Prince Oniangue scored the only goal of the game as Congo Brazzaville claimed a surprise 1-0 win against Gabon on Wednesday to throw Group A wide open at the Africa Cup of Nations. Oniangue, of French Ligue 1 club Reims, struck three minutes into the second half in Bata and Gabon, who had…

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  • Bessat hat-trick ousts league leaders Lyon from Cup

    French league leaders Lyon's hopes of the domestic double this season ended on Tuesday as a hat-trick by Vincent Bessat gave Ligue 1 rivals Nantes a 3-2 victory in a thrilling round of 32 French Cup clash. France international Lacazette had given Lyon the lead in the fifth minute but Bessat struck…

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