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Anderlecht's Sofiane Hanni, second right, shoots the ball to score his sides first goal during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Anderlecht and Bayern Munich at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. | AP
UEFA starts disciplinary move against Bayern Munich

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Bayern Munich after its fans vented their frustration about ticket prices for the side's Champions League game at Anderlecht.

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Everton's Wayne Rooney, right, and Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen vie for the ball, during the EPL match at Goodison Park, in Liverpool. | AP
Everton moves closer to leaving home ground Goodison Park

Everton moved a step closer to leaving its Goodison Park home of 125 years by signing a lease for land at the site of its proposed new stadium.

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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, left, celebrates with team mate Arturo Vidal after scoring his side's third goal during the Bundesliga match against FC Augsburg. | AP
Bayern Munich fans unhappy with Champions League ticket prices

A Bayern fan group, Club Nr. 12, issued a statement saying Anderlecht had made 85 percent of the tickets available to the German club's fans priced at 100 euros ($118).

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Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the game from the penalty spot during their Champions League, group C, soccer match between Qarabag FK and Chelsea. | AP
Hazard warning: Chelsea star flourishing in new free role

It was around two years ago that Eden Hazard was dropped from the Chelsea team, with the defensive work demanded by then-manager Jose Mourinho not coming naturally to a flair winger.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi is challenged by Juventus' Daniele Rugani, left, during the Champions League group D soccer match between Juventus and Barcelona, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. | AP
Barcelona saves Lionel Messi for crucial Valencia match 

Barcelona started preparing for a key Spanish league match against Valencia even before stepping out onto the field to face Juventus in the Champions League.

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Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.| AP
Bundesliga: All pressure on Dortmund as Schalke visits in Ruhr derby 

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz will lead his players against Schalke on Saturday knowing that a loss in the Ruhr derby could spell the end of his stay.

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Italy football team failed to qualify for the 2018 Russian edition | AP
World Cup 2018 draw is without 10 of top 32 in new FIFA rankings

No. 10 Chile, No. 14 Italy, and No. 24 the United States are among those who will be missing on Dec. 1 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

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In this Nov. 18, 2017 file photo a Chinese spectator attempts to tear away a Tibetian flag which was raised by others in protest of China's politics regarding Tibet at the friendly match between TSV Schott Mainz and China's U20 team at the regional sports facility in Mainz, Germany. | AP
Protests, criticism overshadow Chinese friendlies in Germany

China may be regretting the decision to have its under-20 soccer team to play a series of friendlies against lower-level German clubs.

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India football players (File | PTI)
India static at 105th in FIFA rankings

Among the Asian Football Confederation countries, the Indian team occupies 15th, ahead of the likes of Jordan, North Korea and Bahrain.

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Cicero (L) of Brazil’s Gremio celebrates with teammates after scoring against Argentina's Lanus, during their Copa Libertadores 2017 first leg final match at Arena Gremio stadium. | AFP
Gremio edge clear in Copa Libertadores final

Cicero scored the only goal as Brazilian side Gremio beat Argentina's Lanus 1-0 in the first leg of Copa Libertadores final.

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann celebrates his goal during a Champions League group C soccer match between against Roma. | AP
Antoine Griezmann gives Atletico Madrid power of positive thinking

Antoine Griezmann returned to form with a stunning overhead kick and assist for Kevin Gameiro to beat Roma 2-0.

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PSG coach Unai Emery (File | AP)
Unai Emery focused on Bayern Munich as Neymar's PSG pile up records

PSG manager Unai Emery urged his team to stay focused on completing an impressive Champions League group campaign.

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Outgoing New Zealand gaffer Anthony Hudson | AP
New Zealand gaffer Anthony Hudson quits after missing 2018 FIFA World Cup spot

Anthony Hudson, who previously coached Bahrain and Tottenham reserves, said he was still finalising his next move.

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Lille manager Marcelo Bielsa (File | AP)
Marcelo Bielsa suspended by struggling Lille

Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa was suspended by Lille on Wednesday after a dreadful start to the French season.

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Juventus' Paulo Dybala, 2nd right, talks to Barcelona's Lionel Messi at the end of the Champions League group D soccer match. | AP
Lionel Messi on bench against Juventus but Barcelona advance to Champions League last 16

Barcelona advanced to the Champions League last 16 and clinched top spot in Group D after drawing 0-0 with Juventus.

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Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo | AP
Six things we learned from the Champions League

The penultimate round of Champions League group-stage matches saw title holders Real Madrid qualify for the last 16.

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Wolves midfielder Barry Douglas (Photo | Wolves Twitter)
Wolves pull four points clear in English Championship

Wolves opened up a four-point lead at the top of the English Championship with a 4-1 victory over 10-man Leeds United.

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Atletico's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Champions League group C soccer match against Roma. | AP
Antoine Griezmann stunner against Roma keeps Atletico Madrid's Champions League progress alive

Atletico Madrid kept their slim chances of Champions League progress alive as Griezmann snapped an eight-game goal drought.

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PSG's Neymar kicks the ball during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Paris St. Germain and Celtic at the Parc des Princes stadium. | AP
Neymar turns it on as seven-up PSG destroy Celtic in Champions League

Neymar's brace turned the game around and both Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe added goals of their own before the interval.

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Basel's Michael Lang (C) after scoring a goal, during the Champions League Group A match against Manchester United. | AP
Manchester United rocked by Basel late show in Champions League

Manchester United was outplayed after the interval and could have few complaints about Michael Lang's dramatic winner.

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Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth | AP
Everton fined for fan attack against Lyon

Everton's miserable Europa League campaign got worse on Wednesday as UEFA fined the Premier League club 30,000 euros.

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