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Australia coach linked with Tevez club in China - World Soccer Talk


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Australia coach linked with Tevez club in China
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Sydney (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was urged to stay loyal to the World Cup hopefuls Tuesday after he was linked with a big-money move to Carlos Tevez's Shanghai Shenhua in China. The 52-year-old has failed to confirm or deny reports ...

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Echoes of George Best as Manchester United and Benfica collide - World Soccer Talk


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Echoes of George Best as Manchester United and Benfica collide
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London (AFP) – Manchester United's Champions League encounter with Benfica on Wednesday represents a resumption of hostilities with foes who have provided a yardstick for their European standing for over half a century. Benfica, famously, were the ...

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Rocky road for Higuain to resurrect Argentina career - World Soccer Talk


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Rocky road for Higuain to resurrect Argentina career
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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – On the night Lionel Messi sensationally booted Argentina into next year's World Cup finals in Russia, Gonzalo Higuain was watching thousands of kilometres away in Turin. There was a touch of envy as the 29-year-old Juventus player ...

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Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia - World Soccer Talk


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Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia
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Madrid (AFP) – For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in Catalonia, Barcelona's Camp Nou opens its doors when Olympiakos visit on Wednesday. On the field, Barca should have ...

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Chelsea star Hazard aims to seize Champions League spotlight - World Soccer Talk


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Chelsea star Hazard aims to seize Champions League spotlight
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London (AFP) – Frustrated by his past failures, Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been urged to finally stamp his mark on the Champions League. While Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have cemented their legendary status with headline-stealing ...

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Mahrez snatches draw for struggling Leicester City - World Soccer Talk


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Mahrez snatches draw for struggling Leicester City
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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez's first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it was not enough to lift the 2016 champions out of the bottom three. The Algerian international — who ...
Arsenal and Tottenham set for transfer tug-of-war over Leicester's Riyad Mahrez in January Mirror.co.uk

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Romulo rescues Verona with first Serie A win - World Soccer Talk


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Romulo rescues Verona with first Serie A win
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Verona (Italy) (AFP) – Romulo fired Verona to their first success of the Serie A campaign on Monday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Benevento. Luca Antei was shown a straight red card in the first half after a rough challenge on Mattia Valoti, and after ...

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Sterling never considered Arsenal move - World Soccer Talk


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Sterling never considered Arsenal move
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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Raheem Sterling said on Monday he sees his long-term future at Premier League leaders Manchester City and has no interest in a move to Arsenal. Sterling was linked with a cash-plus-player move to the Emirates ...

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Lovren blasts Lukaku over Anfield clash - World Soccer Talk


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Lovren blasts Lukaku over Anfield clash
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London (AFP) – Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren claims Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku deliberately kicked him in the face in Saturday's Premier League clash at Anfield. Lovren was involved in a first-half collision with Lukaku that ended with ...

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Tim Vickery's Notes from South America: After a dramatic World Cup qualifying campaign, what now? - World Soccer


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Tim Vickery's Notes from South America: After a dramatic World Cup qualifying campaign, what now?
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After last Tuesday's dramatic conclusion of South America's World Cup qualification campaign, the continent's teams now split into three different groups. Peru are in a category of their own. Their thoughts are exclusively short term – getting past New ...
FIFA grants extra day for New Zealand, Peru play-off World Soccer Talk

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