Toby Alderweireld

Why no French players make this 'team of the World Cup'

Despite the fact that France won the World Cup, none of their stars make the cut in a best XI based purely on one thing.<p>Statistic specialists …

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Real Madrid ready £200m move for Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois

<i>The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.</i><p>Real …

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Leonardo Bonucci transfer boost for Manchester United as defender 'requests to leave AC Milan'

Manchester United have been handed a boost in their attempts to sign Leonardo Bonucci after the Italian international defender reportedly requested …

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Transfer news, rumours live: Arsenal, Manchester United latest as Chelsea trump Liverpool's Alisson bid

CHELSEA NEWS<p><b>CSKA Moscow</b> president <b>Evgeniy Giner</b> has warned <b>Chelsea</b> they must beat rivals if they are to secure the signing of <b>Aleksandr Golovin</b>.<p>The …

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Rafa Benitez Handed Unlikely Boost by Jose Mourinho as Newcastle Prepare for Tough Fixtures

Newcastle United may be set for an early season boost as they prepare for the upcoming campaign, if the words of Jose Mourinho are anything to go …

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Rumour Mill: Which World Cup stars have caught the eye of some big-money clubs

FOLLOWING their stellar performances in Russia, some World Cup stars have earned themselves some transfer attention from big clubs across the …

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Manchester United eye £92 million swoop for Croatian World Cup duo

Jose Mourinho is said to be interested in signing Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic after their impressive performances at the World Cup this …

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Odds slashed on Tottenham signing France World Cup winner ahead of Liverpool & Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur have been installed as the new favourites with bookmakers Ladbrokes to sign Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard this summer.<p>The …

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Bayern Munich Transfer News: Benjamin Pavard in 'Active Discussions' with Club

France World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard is on Bayern Munich's radar, according to RMC (h/t Get French Football News). The Bundesliga giants are said to be in "active discussions" with representatives of the versatile Stuttgart ace, who can play both right-back or as a central defender.<p>The report …

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Tottenham Prepare for Six First Team Departures as Mauricio Pochettino Plots Squad Shake-Up

Tottenham could be the place to be this deadline day as the club are ready to allow six first-team players to depart the club in a flurry of late …

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World Cup 2018: the Guardian team of the tournament

The World Cup in Russia has come to an end and we can look back at a tournament with only one 0-0 draw among the 64 games. Our readers have been diligently casting their voted at the end of the games and we have used those votes to compile our team of the tournament.<p>Players must have played in at …

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Spurs Set to Make Club Record £44m Bid for Versatile World Cup Winning Defender

​​Tottenham have made a £44m approach to Stuttgart over the potential signing of World Cup winning breakout defender Benjamin Pavard.<p>The 22 year old …

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'Africa real' World Cup winners

Caracas - Venezuela President <b>Nicolas Maduro</b> believes <b>Africa</b> and not <b>France</b> are the true winners of the <b>2018 World Cup</b> in Russia.<p>France beat Croatia 4-2 …

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Why Eden Hazard's Reputation and Value Never Been Greater After Superb World Cup

An undervalued superstar - Eden Hazard had a huge smile on his face after getting on the scoresheet and guiding Belgium to a bronze medal position …

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Iceland's World Cup coach Hallgrimsson steps down

Reykjavik - <b>Iceland</b> coach <b>Heimir Hallgrimsson</b> stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first <b>World Cup</b>.<p>"If I had to …

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World Cup 2018 quotes quiz: who said what in Russia?

Who said ...<p>Stanislav Cherchesov<p>Juan Carlos Osorio<p>Gareth Southgate<p>Carlos Queiroz<p>Who said ...<p>Juan Antonio Pizzi<p>Julen Lopetegui<p>Joachim Löw<p>Fernando Hierro<p>Who said ...<p>Martin Keown<p>Mark Lawrenson<p>Phil Neville<p>Ally McCoist<p>Who said ...<p>Vladimir Putin<p>Stanislav Cherchesov<p>Denis Cheryshev<p>Danny Murphy<p>Who said …

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Transfer news live: Nzonzi drops Arsenal hint on Instagram, Man United ready to pay £44m for ace

15:14<p>Chelsea in for Brazilian wonder kid<p>Chelsea are tracking Flamengo’s Brazilian wonder kid Lucas Paqueta.<p>Milan, Juventus, Manchester City and …

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Bolt to make run at pro soccer

Sydney - <b>Usain Bolt</b> is making a run at professional soccer in Australia.<p>The Olympic sprint great has long expressed his love of soccer. Since his …

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Alderweireld had a point to prove ... to Pochettino

Cape Town - <b>Toby Alderweireld</b> feels he did enough with <b>Belgium</b> at the <b>Soccer World Cup</b> to re-establish himself in the <b>Tottenham Hotspur</b> side.<p>The …

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Can Manchester City's title rivals bridge the gap to them?

Manchester City won the Premier League title by a record 19 points last season... So what have Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and …

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Tottenham to Lose Son to Asian Games

Son Heung-min is the heartbeat of the South Korean national team. He’s also very important to Tottenham Hotspur. But there’s a good chance Spurs will …

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Transfer rumor roundup: Sarri could make changes up front for Chelsea

With roughly one month until the domestic seasons in Europe kick off, transfer season is about to kick into another gear following the conclusion of …

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2018 World Cup: The Best 11, The Best Player (Modric, Of Course) And Other Musings

The World Cup kicked off on June 14 in Moscow with host nation Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5-0. Over the last month or so, another 62 games were played leading to game #64, the final in Moscow on Sunday.<p>Each of the 32-teams followed its own unique trajectory. Some countries promised much early on …

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Manchester United transfer all but confirmed ahead of USA tour

Daley Blind has been left out of Manchester United's US tour ahead of his move to Ajax.<p>The Dutch defender is set to complete a £14.1m return to his …

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United drop interest in Toby Alderweireld, who will likely report to Tottenham for preseason

The thot plickens!<p>Was it potentially too early to say goodbye? There has been some big news coming out in the Toby Alderweireld transfer saga over the past couple of days, highlighted by the Manchester Evening News stating that Manchester United have dropped their interest in purchasing Tottenham …

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Liverpool opinion: This season is the biggest in Loris Karius’ career

Jurgen Klopp announced that Loris Karius would remain Liverpool’s number one choice between the sticks.<p>It is a decision that, especially amid a …

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Toby Alderweireld gives Tottenham fans new hope

<i>Toby Alderweireld’s recent comments about Tottenham have given Spurs fans legitimate hope that the talented Belgian will stay put.</i><p>For most of the …

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World Cup 100: Ranking the Top Players in Russia After the Final

The 2018 World Cup is now in the books. France won a thrilling final against Croatia on Sunday, lifting the trophy for the first time since 1998.<p>It's time to update our World Cup 100—a position-by-position ranking of the top-performing players in Russia—for the last time. With every match played, …

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Paper Talk: Another £20m deal between Liverpool and Southampton on the cards; Spurs chase World Cup finalist

<b>Liverpool look set to sell a squad man to Southampton after they made a firm approach, while Tottenham are tracking a France defender, according to</b> …

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Through Gritted Teeth: Graeme Souness Finally 'Praises' Paul Pogba Ahead of World Cup Final

Graeme Souness appears to have a change of heart over Manchester United and France ace Paul Pogba, after writing a column praising the former …

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