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Barcelona, Madrid resume Spanish league fight post World Cup

Barcelona has a two-point lead and hosts crosstown rival Espanyol at Camp Nou on Saturday, a day before defending champion Madrid visits Valladolid.

published : 29 Dec 2022
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Japan coach Moriyasu staying on after World Cup

There had been speculation about his future after a rollercoaster performance by Japan, who again failed to reach the quarter-finals but produced stunning wins against Germany and Spain.

published : 28 Dec 2022
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Manchester United make bright start to life without Ronaldo

Manager Erik ten Hag is still targeting a striker to replace Ronaldo in the transfer market to make the Red Devils more clinical in the final third.

published : 28 Dec 2022
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Pressure rising as Barca must cope without Lewandowski in derby

The Polish striker is the division's top scorer but is suspended for three league games after being sent off in Barcelona's final match before the World Cup.

published : 28 Dec 2022
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Serie A: Agnelli says leaving Juventus 'not easy', defends club

Just days after they resigned, Turin prosecutors sought trials for Agnelli and 11 others over alleged financial irregularities, including in the transfer and loans of players, reports said.

published : 27 Dec 2022
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Liverpool eyes Champions League spots with 3rd straight league win

Liverpool rode its luck against midtable Villa, which put up a fight but missed chances and lacked the quality when it mattered most.

published : 27 Dec 2022
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Argentina confident Scaloni will stay with World Cup winners

Scaloni, 44, has been in charge of the team since 2018, leading them to the Copa America in 2021 - Argentina's first international trophy since 1993.

published : 27 Dec 2022
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Mbappe, Neymar back for PSG as Ligue 1 reboots

Lionel Messi, however, will not be on show in round 16 as he is still at home, celebrating Argentina's success in the World Cup final in Qatar.

published : 27 Dec 2022
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More than skin deep: Fans line up for Messi tattoo

"Some had already made an appointment for tattoos of snakes or skulls, but they are changing it to Messi or the Cup. I have two or three appointments a day," he said.

published : 27 Dec 2022
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Serie A: Juve scandal rumbles on as accounts stay deep in the red

Juve's entire board quit as an investigation by prosecutors in Turin into allegations of false accounting and irregularities in the transfer and loans of players.

published : 26 Dec 2022
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Haaland can score 800 goals, says De Bruyne

Haaland, who will return to the city of his birth when the champions resume their Premier League title defence at Leeds on Wednesday, has scored 24 goals in just 19 appearances.

published : 26 Dec 2022
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Pele's family gather at his hospital bedside for Christmas

Fans of the player, considered by many to be the greatest of all time, have been expressing hope for his recovery since he was hospitalized in November.

published : 26 Dec 2022
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World Cup hangover a factor as Premier League returns to action on Boxing Day

England's top-flight clubs face a selection headache with key players rested and given time off to recover from fatigue caused by the recently concluded FIFA World Cup.

published : 25 Dec 2022
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2018 French World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi retires

The 35-year-old, who started the World Cup final win over Croatia in Russia four years ago, had been omitted from Inter Miami's squad for this season.

published : 24 Dec 2022
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US House passes equal pay bill in latest women's football win

The Equal Pay for Team USA Act, will require all athletes representing the United States in global competition to receive equal pay and benefits in their sport, regardless of gender.

published : 24 Dec 2022