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Messi scores in first game after World Cup as PSG wins

Nearly four weeks after the final against France in Qatar, Messi needed only five minutes to make an impact.

published : 12 Jan 2023
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Chelsea sign Atletico forward Joao Felix on loan

Chelsea tweeted "the artist has arrived", welcoming the Portugal international, who had also been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United.

published : 11 Jan 2023
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Iran protests to Iraq over Gulf football cup name

It is the first time Iraq has hosted the biennial competition -- commonly referred to as the "Gulf Cup" -- since it was launched in 1979.

published : 11 Jan 2023
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FIFA boss Gianni Infantino questioned by Swiss special prosecutors

Infantino is due to be re-elected for a four-year presidential term at a March 16 election meeting in Rwanda.

published : 11 Jan 2023
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Gareth Bale retires at 33 with five Champions League titles, many Wales memories

The 33-year-old leaves the stage with a record 111 caps for Wales and 41 goals -- another record.

published : 10 Jan 2023
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Messi vs. Mbappé Part II: World Cup stars chase Ballon d'Or

Because they play for the same team, their rivalry could intensify over the rest of this season.

published : 09 Jan 2023
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French federation boss apologises for 'clumsy' Zidane comments

La Graet's comments on Zidane also drew criticism from France's star forward Kylian Mbappe and the country's Sports Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera.

published : 09 Jan 2023
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Mbappe defends 'legend' Zidane amid Le Graët's disrespectful comments

"Zidane is France, we don't disrespect the legend like that...," the Paris Saint-Germain forward wrote on Twitter.

published : 09 Jan 2023
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Legendary coach Arsene Wenger to help India develop football talent

India, once called a "sleeping giant" of football by former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, are 106th in world rankings and struggle to grab public attention in the cricket-obsessed country.

published : 07 Jan 2023
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Cristiano Ronaldo adds to list of stars to end career in soccer outpost

Some soccer superstars find themselves prolonging their careers at unlikely soccer outposts usually for vast amounts of money.

published : 06 Jan 2023
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Lionel Messi rested for PSG cup tie after FIFA World Cup return

Galtier also called upon PSG fans to provide the Argentine a warm welcome, despite his key role in defeating France in the final of the World Cup.

published : 06 Jan 2023
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Ronaldo urged to highlight human rights issues in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia regularly executes people for crimes including murder, rape and drug smuggling. On a single day last year, 81 people were put to death, many of whom were tried in grossly unfair trials.

published : 05 Jan 2023
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Can Cristiano Ronaldo keep the eyes of the world on him in Saudi Arabia?

Ronaldo’s arrival on a two-and-a-half-year contract, reportedly earning him up to $200 million-a-year, is expected to heap unprecedented attention on Al Nassr and the Saudi Pro League.

published : 04 Jan 2023
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Pele gets resting place in world's tallest vertical cemetery

The Brazilian football great, whose funeral was held Tuesday after his death last week at age 82, bought his mausoleum 19 years ago inside the Memorial Ecumenical Cemetery.

published : 04 Jan 2023
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Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr move underlines Portugal star's decline

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, heads to the Gulf after a painful year that saw him relegated to the Portugal bench and cut adrift by Manchester United.

published : 03 Jan 2023