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'What a disaster' - Messi takes aim at AFA

Lionel Messi was frustrated with the Argentine Football Association (AFA) after the team's flight from Houston to New Jersey was delayed.<p>Do not leave Lionel Messi waiting. That is the message after the Argentina captain hit out at the country's football association after the team's flight to New …

Wales and Gareth Bale claim 'bragging rights' over England before next all-British battle with Northern Ireland

Gareth Bale has claimed that Wales did end up with “bragging rights” over England at Euro 2016 <b>after finishing top of Group B</b> and sending Roy Hodgson’s team to the half of the draw containing Italy, France, Germany and Spain.<p>Wales were beaten 2-1 by England following an injury-time goal by Daniel …

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Liverpool remain intent on £30m deal for Southampton's Sadio Mane

Liverpool will step up their efforts to sign Southampton’s Sadio Mane next week as they seek to complete a £30 million deal.<p>Mane emerged as a prime target for manager Jurgen Klopp after he became frustrated with efforts to convince Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze to move to Anfield.<p>Liverpool made a …

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Tottenham Victor Wanyama Signing Makes Premier League's Best Midfield Better

Link to Media<p>Tottenham Hotspur went closer than any other team to arresting Leicester City's runaway Premier League title win last season.<p>Overcoming a slow start, in which they collected just three points from the opening four games, Spurs came within two wins of seizing the lead in the …

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Copa America Schedule 2016: TV Coverage, Picks for Remaining Fixtures

Link to Media<p>The 2016 Copa America enters its final stretch this weekend as Argentina prepare to face off against Chile, who are hoping to claim back-to-back titles on Sunday, one year after winning their maiden crown.<p>Argentina have already defeated La Roja during the Copa America Centenario, …

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Move over Mesut: Arsenal have a new pass master in Euro 2016 star Xhaka

The Switzerland international has been one of the standout performers at this summer's European Championship emphasising just how good a signing he …

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Euro 2016 news: Portugal too dependent on Ronaldo - Maradona

The Argentina legend believes the Seleccao are over-reliant on their star man and insists they start as underdogs in their Euro 2016 round of 16 tie …

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Bale d'Or! Wales wonder can rival Ronaldo as Madrid's main Golden Ball contender

The Welsh winger is the top scorer at Euro 2016 with three goals and having also won the Champions League, he is in with a chance of claiming the …

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How Brexit could stop Premier League clubs signing young players

Current FIFA regulations allow clubs inside the European Union to sign players from the age of 16 but that could rise to 18 for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea<p>Brexit could have a major impact on a Premier League club’s ability to sign young players.<p>Following result of the latest …

Chelsea Transfer News: Romelu Lukaku, Radja Nainggolan Speak Amid Latest Rumours

Link to Media<p>Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and AS Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan have both provided updates on their futures, with Chelsea reported to be interested in the duo.<p>According to Miguel Delaney of ESPN FC, Lukaku is keen to return to the Blues, who sold him to Everton in the summer of …

Henry handball 'forgotten about', insists Long

The Southampton and Ireland striker says that the Boys in Green are not fixating on notions of 'revenge' ahead of their Euro 2016 clash with …

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Diego Maradona Comments on Argentina, Cristiano Ronaldo and More

Link to Media<p>Former Argentina international Diego Maradona has warned his compatriots not to come back if they lose the 2016 Copa America Centenario final against Chile on Sunday.<p>He also believes Portugal's over-reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo could doom them in their Euro 2016 match against Croatia, …

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Chiellini: Morata deserves to be Real Madrid and Spain No.9

The Italy international says the striker has improved hugely during his time in Turin and should be first choice at the Bernabeu and not just used as a bargaining chip<p>Alvaro Morata deserves to be more than "a bargaining chip" for Real Madrid, according to former Juventus teammate Giorgio …

Euro 2016 news: Nainggolan would trash his room if he couldn't smoke, admits Wilmots

The Rode Duivels coach is comfortable with the midfielder smoking as long as it does not affect his performance and has made special measurements to …

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Thiago Silva deserves Brazil place, says Miranda

The Paris Saint-Germain defender has not been called up since conceding a crucial penalty in the quarter-final defeat to Paraguay at last year's Copa America<p>Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva deserves a recall to the Brazil squad, according to fellow centre-back Miranda.<p>The former Selecao …

Manchester United Transfer News: Staggering Zlatan Ibrahimovic Terms Rumoured

Link to Media<p>Manchester United have reportedly entered talks to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a £600,000-a-week deal this summer as rumours continue to circulate regarding Jose Mourinho's potential Old Trafford takeover.<p>Ibrahimovic's Paris Saint-Germain contract expires this summer, and Italian daily</i> …

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Italy midfielder Marchisio to miss Euro 2016 with cruciate ligament injury

The 30-year-old will now undergo surgery after an MRI scan revealed that he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during Juventus' 4-0 win over Palermo<p>Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has been ruled out of Italy's Euro 2016 campaign after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.<p>The 30-year-old …

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Theo Walcott's Future and Ben Chilwell Rumours

Link to Media<p>Theo Walcott is considering leaving Arsenal this summer in search of regular first-team football, per Mike McGrath of the <i>Sun</i>.<p>The England international could spark a battle for his signature between the Premier League’s top sides after being frozen out at the Emirates Stadium with just …

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Stoke vs. Tottenham: Team News, Live Stream, TV Info, Ticket News

Link to Media<p>Leicester City's draw with West Ham has handed Tottenham the opportunity to close the gap at the top of the Premier League to five points.<p>To do that, they'll need to do what Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have failed to do this season and win away against Stoke City.<p>The …

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Chelsea stars saving themselves for Euro 2016 - Hiddink

The Blues interim manager believes the upcoming tournament may already be taking up most of the players' attention, rather than the remaining Premier League games<p>Guus Hiddink admits some of his Chelsea stars have begun to take it easy as their attention turns to the upcoming European …

La Liga Table 2016: Sunday's Week 33 Results, Updated Standings and Title Odds

Link to Media<p>The Spanish Primera Division title appears to be going down to the wire after Atletico Madrid won their La Liga match against Granada on Sunday, while leaders Barcelona collapsed 2-1 against Valencia at the Camp Nou.<p>Atletico cruised past Granada at the Calderon Stadium, winning 3-0 as …

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Mario Balotelli: I do not want to return to Liverpool

Mario Balotelli does not want to move back to Liverpool at the end of his loan spell after claiming he was never happy at Anfield.<p>Mario Balotelli has made it clear that he has no intention of returning to Liverpool once his loan spell with AC Milan comes to an end this June.<p>The Italy international …

Lionel Messi Scores 500th Career Goal vs. Valencia: Stats, Highlights, Reaction

Link to Media<p>Barcelona star Lionel Messi has added yet another milestone to his impressive legacy by scoring his 500th career goal.<p>He hit the mark against Valencia on Sunday, as shared by Bleacher Report UK:<p>Here's a look at the goal, via football writer Santiago Ravidlas:<p>Messi scored his first-ever …

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Wayne Rooney concedes Man Utd badly need trophies

Ahead of upcoming Europa League and FA Cup ties, United captain says team must win first silverware since 2013<p>Wayne Rooney has conceded that the pressure is on Manchester United to win a trophy over the final three months of the current campaign to make up for the disappointments experienced under …

Laurent Blanc Reacts to Serge Aurier Slur, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Demand Reported

Link to Media<p>Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has given his reaction to Serge Aurier's insulting rant at himself and his team-mates, describing the Ivorian's comments as "pitiful."<p>The <i>Telegraph</i>'s Sam Wallace relayed Blanc's reaction (contains NSFW language):<p>Meanwhile, French outlet <i>L'Equipe</i> …

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Man City captain Vincent Kompany relieved to be back from injury

Vincent Kompany is hoping he has put his injury problems behind him after starting his first game for Manchester City in more than three months.<p>The …

Manchester United Transfer News: Huge Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Rumours

Link to Media<p>Manchester United have reportedly made Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang their No. 1 target for the summer transfer window and are reportedly prepared to offer him a £200,000-per-week contract.<p>According to John Cross of the <i>Mirror</i>, United are "confident" that they can …

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Manny Pacquiao forced to apologise after astonishing homophobic rant in Philippines

Boxer - who fights for the last time in April - made comments as part of his campaign for election to the Philippines Senate<p>Manny Pacquiao, the boxing world champion, part-time pastor and political candidate, has been forced to apologise after he sparked a storm of controversy by asserting that …

Baba at the back as Oscar returns - How Chelsea could line up against PSG

The inexperienced left-back is likely to be tasked with stopping Angel Di Maria, with the injury sustained by John Terry against Newcastle prompting a back-line reshuffle<p><b>ANALYSIS</b><p>Chelsea head to Parc des Princes on Tuesday evening knowing the Champions League is their major focus for the remainder …

Brazil freezes almost $50m worth of Neymar's assets

Jet, yacht, bank accounts and properties of Barcelona star blocked over alleged evasion of $16m in taxes.<p>Brazilian authorities have frozen assets worth almost $50m belonging to the football star Neymar da Silva Santos Junior over alleged tax evasion, local media has reported.<p>The striker's personal …