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Italy's Serie B to Trial 'Green Cards' for Sporting Behaviour

The Italian FA are to introduce "green cards" to acknowledge sporting behaviour in an attempt to cut down on unsporting acts such as diving and other forms of cheating.<p>The scheme will be brought into Serie B, Italy's second division, and will see the cards brandished to players who exhibit …

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Arsenal Transfer News: Paul Merson Says Arsene Wenger Cheating Fans, Top Rumours

Former Arsenal great Paul Merson has launched a scathing attack on club manager Arsene Wenger, claiming the iconic coach is "cheating" Gunners fans with his lack of activity in the transfer market.<p>The outspoken pundit told <i>Sky Sports News HQ</i> that Wenger needs to invest in his squad if Arsenal are to …

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Record beckons for Rooney in San Marino Euro qualifier

The England captain, 29, equalled Gary Lineker's tally of 48 goals with a late winner in a 3-2 success away to Slovenia in June, which left him one goal below Charlton's mark of 49.<p>A brace at the tiny Stadio Olimpico will give him the record outright, while an England victory -- which is widely …

Iceland stun Netherlands in Euro 2016 qualifier

Controversial penalty decides game in Amsterdam; Italy, Czech Republic seal close wins.<p>Iceland moved a step closer to qualifying for the Euro 2016 tournament as a controversial penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson saw them upset a 10-man Netherlands side 1-0.<p>The 51st-minute spot kick looked to be a harsh …

Mihajlovic: Balotelli 'not in good condition'

Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic slammed Milan's performance against Mantova and questioned Mario Balotelli's fitness.<p>Mario Balotelli may have notched a goal and assist on his return to action with Milan, but coach Sinisa Mihajlovic said the striker is not ready for Serie A.<p>In his first match for Milan …

Real Madrid Transfer News: David De Gea, United Discussed by Florentino Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has weighed into the ongoing blame game between his club and Manchester United regarding David De Gea’s proposed transfer between the two sides, putting the deal’s eventual collapse down to the inexperience of the Red Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.<p>…

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Reus out of Germany qualifiers

A toe injury will see Marco Reus miss Germany's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland.<p>Marco Reus has been ruled out of Germany's forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland with a toe injury.<p>The Borussia Dortmund attacker sustained the problem in Sunday's 3-1 Bundesliga …

Mourinho, Lampard and Smalling Receive Guinness World Records Certificates

It looks like the good people who hand out Guinness World Records certificates have gone a little OTT this year.<p>The 2016 edition of the world-renowned book includes a number of new sporting records, which means the likes of Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho have something new to hang on their …

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Lionel Messi Reportedly Worrying Barcelona as Club Fears Injury with Argentina

Lionel Messi's international commitments are causing a stir in Catalonia after it emerged Barcelona fear their star will suffer injury while on duty with Argentina.<p>Spanish newspaper <i>Marca</i> claimed the Blaugrana coaching staff are hoping Albiceleste coach and former Barca boss Gerardo Martino will …

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Neymar not mature enough to lead Brazil, says Leonardo

The former Selecao star was critical of the 23-year-old forward, despite him boasting an impressive strike rate at the national team.<p>Former Brazil international Leonardo says he doubts Neymar has the maturity required to be the leader of the national team.<p>The 23-year-old was appointed captain of …

Ranking Bayern Munich's Best 5 Players in August

Bayern Munich enjoyed a very successful start to their 2015-16 campaign in August, hitting the ground running in the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal. They've won all four of their fixtures in those competitions, outscoring opponents by a 13-1 margin.<p>The entire Bayern team seems to be in great form right …

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Bayern Munich rejected Muller offer, says Rummenigge

Bayern Munich turned down an extremely lucrative offer for Thomas Muller this summer, according to president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.<p>Manchester United and Real Madrid were among the clubs linked with the striker, who has scored five goals in three Bundesliga matches this season.<p>But the German …

Shinji Kagawa Has a Shocking Miss for Japan in Qualifier Against Cambodia

Hug the woodwork for as long as you need, Shinji Kagawa, that was a miss for the ages.<p>Not only did the Japanese star fail to find the back of the net mere feet in front of an open goal—<i>he</i> <i>passed it directly to Cambodia's goalkeeper</i>.<p>Japan went on to win the match 3-0, and Kagawa did score a goal …

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Arsenal Transfer News: Top Players, Rumours Linked to Gunners After Quiet Summer

Arsene Wenger has never been one to extravagantly splash the cash during the transfer window, but his policy of keeping his hands firmly in his pockets this summer has proved the last straw for many.<p>Gunners fans were crying out for a world-class striker to lead their line and propel them toward the …

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Lionel Messi Scores 2 Goals as Substitute as Argentina Destroy Bolivia 7-0

Lionel Messi scored two goals within 10 minutes of his introduction from the bench as Argentina trounced Bolivia 7-0 in a friendly in Houston, Texas.<p>Argentina were already four goals ahead when Messi came on in the 65th minute.<p>Two minutes later, he had headed in the fifth of the game, as you can …

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Revised Expectations for Liverpool After 1st Month of Season

A strong start to the season for Liverpool was curtailed by a disappointing 3-0 loss at home to West Ham United before the international break, and though the Reds sit comfortably in seventh place in the Premier League table—just two points below second-placed Crystal Palace—this defeat raises …

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Juventus Should Be Looking at Domenico Berardi in 2016 January Transfer Window

There is little doubt that Juventus enjoyed an excellent summer, with the Italian champions making the best of an impossible situation after a number of high-profile stars opted to leave the club.<p>Yet there is a lingering feeling that, despite a superb transfer window, a void remains in the …

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