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Santi Cazorla leaves Arsenal after six years

The Spain midfielder has endured an injury nightmare over the last two seasons, and will now seek a new club after coming to the end of his deal<p>Santi Cazorla has parted ways with Arsenal after coming to the end of his contract, the club confirmed on Monday.<p>Cazorla joined the Gunners in 2012 and …

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Messi physically and mentally ready for the World Cup, Sampaoli proclaims

The Barcelona star goes into the World Cup as the La Liga top scorer and Golden Shoe winner, while team-mate Aguero is returning to full fitness<p>Lionel Messi is in a "good moment" physically and excited for the challenge of trying to help Argentina win the World Cup, according to Jorge Sampaoli.<p>La …

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If you Googled 'European nights', Liverpool would be top result - Klopp

The Reds boss says his team could have the answer to Real Madrid's greater Champions League experience in the final<p>Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has joked that the club would be the top result on Google for the search term 'European nights'.<p>The Reds face Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday hoping to …

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Argentina’s 2018 World Cup squad: Who joins Aguero and Messi in Russia?

Jorge Sampaoli has confirmed his 23-man squad to play in Russia, with the likes of Leo and Kun leading the way for 2014's finalists<p>Nothing was easy for Argentina in their tortuous route to Russia 2018. Thanks to their unstoppable captain Lionel Messi, however, the 2014 finalists pulled through and …

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No Icardi, half-fit Aguero and off-colour Higuain: Sampaoli has got Argentina's World Cup front line all wrong

The Inter star has been consigned to the reserves while the Albiceleste's hopes rest on two players who arrive in Russia with doubts above their heads<p>Shorn of quality in defence and in the middle of the park, Argentina's hopes of repeating or bettering their run to the 2014 World Cup final hang …

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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Emery to be named next Arsenal boss

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond<p>Arsenal choose Emery as new manager<p>The Arsenal board has unanimously opted to hire Unai Emery as the club new manager, according to <i>BBC Sport.</i><p>Emery emerged as a late front-runner for the …

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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Arsenal opt for Emery over Arteta

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond<p>Arsenal turn to Emery<p>Arsenal are set to turn to Unai Emery in their pursuit of a new manager having opted against Mikel Arteta, according to <i>Marca</i>.<p>Arteta had emerged as the primary …

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Icardi cut from Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad

The Inter star had been included in the Albiceleste shortlist but is overlooked in favour of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain up front<p>Mauro Icardi will have to watch the 2018 World Cup from the sidelines after being excluded from Argentina's final 23-man Russia squad.<p>The Inter star scored for the …

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Americans Abroad: Tim Weah earns first PSG start in Ligue 1 finale

The teenager earned a place in the French champions' final contest of the season against Caen and went the distance<p>Tim Weah’s season at Paris Saint-Germain ended on a high note on Saturday as the teenager was handed his first start for the Ligue 1 champions.<p>Outgoing manager Unai Emery not only gave …

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'Suck cocks!' - Morata in bizarre FA Cup final tunnel outburst

The Chelsea striker was captured yelling in Spanish after the Blues defeated Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday<p>Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been caught on camera yelling bizarre obscenities at full-time of the Blues' FA Cup victory over Manchester United.<p>Morata yelled "Vamos hostia, que …

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Neymar desperate to force Real Madrid move – but PSG ready for a fight

Robert Lewandowski has been lined up as a replacement for the Brazil ace, but the Parisians will do everything to keep hold of their star man<p>Neymar has made it clear to Paris Saint-Germain that he would like to move to Real Madrid this summer, but the French treble winners will not allow their …

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Araujo not 100 percent as he joins Mexico national team

The Santos Laguna center back joined his teammates to celebrate their title win, but his El Tri status is still up in the air<p>Nestor Araujo will report to Mexico national team camp Monday but says he's still not totally fit.<p>The Santos Laguna center back suffered a knee injury while playing with the …

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Iniesta names his three Barcelona successors

The Camp Nou great has picked out a trio of players in the current squad who he thinks will be able to fill his boots when he departs this summer<p>Andres Iniesta believes that Barcelona have the quality within their squad that will allow them to successfully replace him.<p>The Spain international will …

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Champions League: Ramos reveals Real Madrid's plan to stop Salah, Firmino

Although the 32-year-old acknowledged the impressive form of the duo, he is looking to ensure they ‘don't have one of their inspired days’ in Kiev<p>Ahead of Real Madrid’s clash with Liverpool in the final of the Champions League encounter on Saturday, Sergio Ramos has explained how they intend to …

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'It's not important' - Klopp defiant over Can to Juventus claims

Ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid, the German says he has more important things to consider<p>Jurgen Klopp is not concerned over speculation claiming Emre Can is on the verge of agreeing terms with Juventus as Liverpool prepare for Saturday's Champions League final against …

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Mexico World Cup team preview: Latest odds, squad and tournament history

Having topped CONCACAF qualifying, Juan Carlos Osorio's side will have ambitions of making the knockout stages for a seventh straight World Cup<p>Having appeared at 15 of the 20 World Cups played to date, Mexico are a regular fixture at major tournaments.<p>It's likely they'll be playing for second place …

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'Immense Ronaldo has it all' - Saha feels Real Madrid star has no equal

The Frenchman has lauded his former Manchester United team-mate as he prepares for yet another Champions League final<p>Cristiano Ronaldo is enjoying a dream life and is an example for aspiring footballers to follow, according to his former Manchester United team-mate Louis Saha.<p>Real Madrid star …

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Victoria Lopyreva gives her verdict on Messi v Ronaldo and the world’s most handsome footballer

The 2018 World Cup ambassador and former Miss Russia has revealed her favourite fooballers on the pitch and when it comes to fashion<p>World Cup 2018 ambassador and model Victoria Lopyreva has given her verdict on who the best player in the world is, while also revealing whom she considers to be the …

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Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Cazorla set for Villarreal return

Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond<p>Cazorla set for Villarreal return<p>Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is set to return to Villarreal this summer having not been offered a new deal by the Gunners, according to <i>ESPN</i>.<p>The Spain …

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Mbappe meets... Mbappe! Ligue 1 goes social

With the season drawing to a close this past weekend, the young PSG forward found time to go and visit his own waxwork model<p>The Ligue 1 season drew to a dramatic close on Saturday, with Monaco and Lyon winning places in the Champions League alongside PSG for next season, while Rennes and Bordeaux …

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Steven Pienaar lauds Idrissa Gueye’s impact at Everton

The 36-year-old has applauded the influence of the Senegal international to the Goodison Park outfit setup<p>Steven Pienaar has lauded the impact of Idrissa Gueye to Everton, following his impressive performance during the 2017-18 season.<p>The 28-year-old played a vital role as the Goodison Park outfit …

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'Morata deserved to be here' - Lopetegui explains 'painful' Spain decision

The Chelsea striker was left out of the preliminary Spain World Cup squad, with his international head coach disappointed to cut him from the panel<p>Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui admitted it was "painful" to leave Alvaro Morata out of his World Cup squad.<p>The Chelsea striker was overlooked for the …

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Allegri agrees Juventus stay after positive board meeting

The 50-year-old helped the Bianconeri secure another domestic double and has told the board of his demands to help them become European contenders<p>Massimiliano Allegri has agreed to continue as Juventus manager and has outlined his plans for the future of the club after meeting with the board.<p>The …

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Wolves target Pele wants Premier League move

The Rio Ave midfielder previously saw a transfer to Molineux fail to go through, but he is set to head for a new challenge in the summer<p>Wolves target Pele has expressed his desire to move to the Premier League after confirming he will leave Rio Ave this summer.<p>The midfielder almost signed for the …

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Nainggolan retires from Belgium duty after World Cup snub

The Roma midfielder was a surprise omission from Roberto Martinez's roster for the tournament in Russia this summer<p>Radja Nainggolan has announced his retirement from international football after the Roma midfielder was left out of Belgium's provisional World Cup squad .<p>Nainggolan was the headline …

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What date and time is the World Cup 2018 final and where will it be?

Goal brings you all the details of the tournament games and what channel they can be watched on in the UK and US<p>Though the World Cup does not formally start on June 14, excitement has been mounting as teams begin their preparations for Russia.<p>With the majority of preliminary World Cup squads having …

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Spain's 2018 World Cup squad: Who joins Ramos & Iniesta in 23-man list?

La Roja will be among the favourites in Russia and coach Julen Lopetegui has a wealth of talent from which to choose. So who has made the cut?<p>Spain are a team on form. By thrashing Argentina 6-1 in Madrid at the end of March, Julen Lopetegui's side extended their unbeaten run to 18 games, and they …

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It would be a scandal if PSG are punished over FFP, says club president

Despite lavish transfer expenditure in 2017, the club have argued that they are on a more secure financial footing than many, including those in Spain<p>Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said that it would be “a scandal” if his club were deemed to have breached UEFA’s FFP (Financial …

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Brazil World Cup team preview: Latest odds, squad and tournament history

The five-time winners are understandably one of the front-runners for Russia 2018 given their impressive qualification campaign and talented squad<p>Few teams, if any, look as well prepared for the 2018 World Cup as Brazil.<p>A well balanced squad with a mix of experience and youth - including two of the …

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Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad: Who joins Hazard & Lukaku in tournament panel?

The Red Devils will be one of the teams to watch in the tournament in Russia, such is their talented squad and deep pool of players<p>Belgium will once again take the role of 'dark horses' when they head to the World Cup in Russia this summer.<p>The Red Devils have long been heralded as the next major …

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