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Arsenal must win ‘electric’ derby, says Cech

Arsenal must win an “electric” north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur to issue a statement of intent to both their local rivals and other top-four contenders, goalkeeper Petr Cech has said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash. Arsenal last beat Tottenham in a 2015 League Cup tie, but have failed …

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Spain’s Isco To Miss Russia Trip

Real Madrid’s midfielder from Spain Isco jumps to avoid an APOEL’s player during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs APOEL FC.PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP Real Madrid playmaker Isco withdrew on Sunday from the Spain squad for Tuesday’s friendly away to Russia in preparation for next year’s …

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Blatter says Hope Solo’s ‘grabbed ass’ claim is ‘absurd’

The former head of world football Sepp Blatter said Saturday that claims by US women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo that he had grabbed her backside were “absurd”. Solo-Blatter Solo told Portuguese newspaper Expresso that then-FIFA president Blatter had sexually harassed her at the 2013 Ballon d’Or ceremony. The 36-year-old Solo, her …

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Lampard Considered To Replace Emenalo As Technical Director

Former Chelsea FC midfielder and club legend, Frank Lampard, said on Thursday he has not heard anything further on the “rumours” of being considered a replacement for Michael Emenalo who stepped down as technical director for Chelsea on Monday. Lampard who was in Tokyo on Thursday to meet fans, also …

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Invincible Guardiola ripping up the record books

Pep Guardiola takes his swaggering Manchester City side to the home of Italian league leaders Napoli on Wednesday knowing a win will guarantee qualification for the Champions League knockout stages with two games to spare. Guardiola City, unbeaten this season, notched an eighth straight Premier League win on Saturday that …

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Anthony Joshua Promoter Aims At Wilder, Parker In 2018

Anthony Joshua’s. Photo: Geoff CADDICK / AFP Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants to take the world heavyweight champion overseas after his 10th round win over Carlos Takam on Saturday. Joshua retained his International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association heavyweight titles after stopping Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. …

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Zlatan Targets Premier League Glory With Man Utd

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is targeting Premier League glory with Manchester United as he plots his return from a serious knee injury to “finish what I started”. The 36-year-old former Sweden captain has been out of action since suffering cruciate ligament damage in a Europa League clash with Anderlecht in April. “I …

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Despite Criticisms, Wenger Gets Kroenke’s Full Backing

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pictured prior to the UEFA Europa League football between Belgrade (Crvena zvezda) and Arsenal, on October 19, 2017 in Belgrade. Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP Arsenal’s long-serving manager Arsene Wenger received the unequivocal support on Thursday of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke who declared he is doing …

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I Am Going To World Cup At Putin’s Invitation, Says Blatter

FIFA’s disgraced ex-president Sepp Blatter has told AFP he will go to next year’s World Cup in Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, despite being banned from football. “I will go to the World Cup in Russia. I received an invitation from President Putin,” the 81-year-old said in …

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Atletico-Barca ‘Spectacle’ Overshadows Political Backdrop

Barcelona and Atletico players arrive at the field before the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs FC Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on October 14, 2017. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP Players and coaches of both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona hailed the atmosphere at Atletico’s …

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Monaco Beaten By Late Lyon Thunderbolt

Lyon’s players celebrate after thier teammate French forward Nabil Fekir (unseen) scored a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Monaco, on October 13, 2017 at the Groupama stadium.  JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP Nabil Fekir’s last-gasp free-kick delivered three crucial points to Lyon in Ligue 1 Friday …

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Mourinho Surprised By Martinez Handling Of Fellaini

Jose Mourinho has admitted his surprise that Marouane Fellaini was used by Belgium manager Roberto Martinez in a World Cup qualifier which ended with the Manchester United midfielder suffering an injury. Prior to the last international break, Mourinho had said he expected Fellaini to be rested by Martinez. Belgium had …

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More History As Iceland, Serbia Clinch World Cup Spot

Iceland’s players celebrate after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Iceland and Kosovo in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 9, 2017. Haraldur Gudjonsson / AFP Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time after beating Kosovo 2-0 on Monday, while Serbia clinched a spot at next …

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Nigeria vs Zambia: Injuries won’t dampen team’s spirit – Zambian coach

Uyo – Coach Wedson Nyirenda of the Chipolopolo of Zambia says his players are in high spirits to pick the maximum three points in Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. Wedson Nyirenda Nyirenda spoke on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo while fielding questions from …

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Argentina In Danger Of Missing Out On World Cup Qualification

Argentina’s Lionel Messi gestures at the end of the goalless 2018 World Cup qualifier football match against Peru in Buenos Aires on October 5, 2017. Eitan ABRAMOVICH / AFP Lionel Messi and Argentina’s hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Thursday after another …

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