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United dump holders Chelsea out of Cup to pile pressure on Sarri

02 February, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba headed first-half goals to claim a 2-0 win that dumped FA Cup holders Chelsea out of the competition and secured a place in the quarter-finals in an intense tie at Read More

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Chelsea collapse to 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth

01 January, 2019 9:25 am 9:25 am

(Reuters) – Chelsea’s top-four hopes suffered a huge dent as Maurizio Sarri’s side collapsed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at mid-table Bournemouth on Wednesday — a result that dropped them down to fifth in the table. Despite Argentine striker Gonzalo Read More

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Argentina coach hopeful Messi will return to national team

01 January, 2019 11:15 am 11:15 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said he has a “good feeling” about Lionel Messi’s possible return to international soccer and will talk to the Barcelona forward about a possible return from his self-imposed exile. Messi took Read More

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Cardiff plan Sala tribute at Arsenal game

Cardiff plan Sala tribute at Arsenal game

01 January, 2019 11:04 am 11:04 am

(Reuters) – Cardiff City will pay tribute to their missing forward Emiliano Sala before Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Arsenal, the Welsh club’s chief executive Ken Choo said. Sala, Cardiff’s new signing from Nantes, went missing on Monday when the Read More

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FIFA demands Bahraini refugee player be allowed back to Australia

01 January, 2019 8:10 am 8:10 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – International football’s governing body FIFA says a Bahraini refugee player facing possible deportation from Thailand, should be freed and be allowed to return to Australia to continue his career. Thai authorities arrested Hakeem Al Araibi, who plays Read More

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Biggest women’s football World Cup can be platform for global growth:...

10 October, 2018 10:13 am 10:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – A record breaking women’s World Cup next year in France would be the perfect platform to inspire more young girls to take up soccer around the globe, FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman has told Reuters. Read More

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Prince Ali focusing on football mission outside FIFA and AFC

10 October, 2018 9:46 am 9:46 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Former FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan is not planning a return to the frontline of football politics, even with presidential elections for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and FIFA taking place next Read More

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FIFA chief has doubts about Liga plans for US fixture

09 September, 2018 9:51 am 9:51 am

MADRID (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has expressed doubts about La Liga’s plan to host Girona’s home game against Barcelona in the United States. The Spanish league wants the fixture to be played in Miami on Jan. 26, 2019, Read More

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Rose reveals angry halftime exchange between England players

09 September, 2018 10:43 am 10:43 am

(Reuters) – England’s players did not hold back from criticising each other at halftime following a bad start to Tuesday’s friendly against Switzerland and defender Danny Rose believes the exchange helped them improve and seal a 1-0 victory. England, who Read More

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Brazil to face Saudi Arabia, Argentina in October

09 September, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil will go to Saudi Arabia to play the host nation and Argentina in October friendlies, the Brazilian football confederation (CBF) said on Thursday. The five-times World Cup winners will play the Saudis on Oct. 12 in Read More

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Pekerman resigns as Colombia coach

09 September, 2018 10:05 am 10:05 am

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Jose Pekerman has quit as Colombia manager two months after leading them to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Tuesday. “After a meeting with Jose Nestor Pekerman, Read More

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United pay the price for dismantling Ferguson’s legacy

08 August, 2018 9:53 am 9:53 am

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – The most significant aspect of Manchester United’s 3-0 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on Monday was just how routine and ordinary it all felt. United have suffered bad defeats at Old Trafford in the past of Read More

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Esports-eFootball’s coming home; FIFA’s virtual World Cup kicks...

08 August, 2018 9:21 am 9:21 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The 2018 World Cup is over and now for the FIFA eWorld Cup, a virtual tournament that kicked off in London on Thursday with goals galore and multiple Cristiano Ronaldos and Lionel Messis strutting their stuff on Read More

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Nasri has doping ban extended from six to 18 months after UEFA appeal

08 August, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

(Reuters) – Former Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has had his doping ban increased to 18 months following an appeal against the original six-month sanction, European football’s governing body UEFA has said. The Frenchman was handed the original suspension in Read More

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France overpower Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

07 July, 2018 10:14 pm 10:14 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – France overwhelmed Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in 20 years. The French, playing their third World Cup final, were made to Read More

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