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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone (File | AP)
Atletico Madrid's 'Circus Maximus' Metropolitano awaits Chelsea

Atletico Madrid has fallen to Real Madrid in the quarters, semis and twice in the final in the past four seasons.

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PSG midfielder Marco Verratti (File | AP)
PSG midfielder Marco Verratti set for reunion with old mentor Carlo Ancelotti

Bayern Munich gaffer Carlo Ancelotti is fully aware of the midfielder Marco Verratti's importance in the French capital.

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England names 21-member squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup

England head coach Steve Cooper today announced a 21-member squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India from October 6 to 28. Cooper has included…

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Nigeria recall Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia

The 21-year-old Iwobi was ruled out of the double-header against Cameroon earlier this month with a thigh strain.

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Juventus striker Paulo Dybala (File | AP)
Juventus striker Paulo Dybala turns deadly focus to Europe

Long hailed as the heir to national teammate Messi the 23-year-old Dybala is one of the leading strikers in domestic league.

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Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp (File | AP)
Jurgen Klopp grouchy ahead of Liverpool's Spartak test

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cut a tetchy figure during a slightly shambolic press conference in Moscow.

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Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri (File | AP)
Napoli's resilience impressing Maurizio Sarri ahead of Champions League clash against Feyenoord

Napoli fell 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk in their Group F opener as Feyenoord suffered a 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City.

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Brazil will spend a week in Mumbai before landing in Kochi where they open their campaign against Spain in a mouth-watering group D contest on October 7. | AFP
Brazil eyeing to reclaim U-17 WC title at Saltlake Stadium

Carlos Amadeu wants to reclaim the FIFA U-17 World Cup title after a hiatus of 14 years at the majestic Saltlake Stadium.

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We're not afraid of facing tough opponents: India U-17 captain

India's captain for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Amarjit Singh has said that his players have worked extremely hard in the last couple of years and are not afraid of facing tough opponents.

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Bolivia squad named for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Coach Mauricio Soria has included veteran winger Juan Carlos Arce and former Maccabi Tel Aviv central defender Ronald Raldes.

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Players kneel during the U.S. national anthem.(Photo | AP)
Trump wants NFL owners to fire protesting players. Can they? 

Several NFL owners locked arms with their players this weekend instead of taking a challenge from President Donald Trump to fire them for protesting during the national anthem.

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Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas (File | AP)
Villas-Boas fined for insulting Asian Champs League referee

Villas-Boas "insulted the AFC referee" at the post-match news conference, and made comments "questioning the integrity and independence of the AFC and the referees."

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Brazil squad arrives in Mumbai for FIFA U-17 World Cup

According to sources, the team arrived here this morning and is expected to train at the Mumbai Football Arena in suburban Andheri later in the day.

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FC Goa signs MoU with three clubs from North-East

FC Goa will have a partnership with Mawkhar Sports Club, Mawlai Sports Club and Royal Wahingdoh Sports Club,

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Over 20,000 tickets sold for first match day at D Y Patil Stadium

According to sources, they have another 10 days left for the tournament to kick off and a full house of 45,000 for the first two games is expected.

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Manchester United midfielder  Henrikh Mkhitaryan (File | AP)
To Russia with love for Manchester United's Mkhitaryan

The speedy attacking midfielder was born in Yerevan in January 1989 when the Armenian capital was still part of the Soviet Union.

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West Bromwich manager Tony Pulis brands Alexis Sanchez 'cheat' for diving to win free kick

Pulis was furious that Sanchez went unpunished after winning a first-half free kick on the edge of the Albion penalty area with a theatrical fall after a challenge from Craig Dawson.

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This photo taken on September 23, 2017 shows Taoist priests (R) performing a religious ritual on the pitch at Hanghai Stadium, the home field of Chinese Super League side Henan Jianye, in Zhengzhou in China's central Henan province. (AFP)
Chinese football club told to focus on goals, not gods, after Taoist priests perform on-pitch ritual

Chinese FA are investigating after fans of Super League side Henan Jianye invited 15 Taoist priests on to the pitch to pray for a good result in Sunday's match with Shandong Luneng.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger | AP
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fumes over gruelling schedule

Wenger is frustrated by the way the Premier League fixture planners give in to the demands of television broadcasters without considering the effect it has on players.

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Children training at the SEPT football coaching camp at the Farook Higher Secondary School ground in Kozhikode | TP s00raj
This academy is catching Kerala kids young to train them in football

Despite funds crunch, Kozhikode-based SEPT academy is committed to cause of catching them young from remote corners of Kerala, writes Adwaidh Rajan

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In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 photo, West Bromwich Albion's Gareth Barry gestures, during the English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United. | AP
Gareth Barry makes record 633rd EPL appearance

The 36-year-old midfielder captained West Brom at Emirates Stadium on Monday as he passed the mark set by former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs.

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