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Toure won’t play until he says sorry – Guardiola

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Yaya Toure will not play again for Manchester City until the player’s camp apologises for comments made by his agent, manager Pep Guardiola vowed on Tuesday. Dimitri Seluk accused the City manager of “humiliating” Toure, 33, by leaving him out of the club’s Champions …

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A LOSS: United write off £6.7m Schweinsteiger

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United have written off Bastian Schweinsteiger as an “exceptional” multi-million pound item in their latest published accounts now that the Germany international has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho. The 32-year-old joined United from Bayern Munich before the start of last season when …

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Football: Mourinho and Guardiola barbs down the years

London, United Kingdom | AFP |   Once upon a time, when their paths crossed at Barcelona, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola got on quite well. But all that changed as they went on to become two of the most successful coaches in world football. Ahead of the mouthwatering Manchester …

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Hull stun champs Leicester, Guardiola makes winning start

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Hull 2 Leicester 1 Burnley 0 Swansea 1 Crystal Palace 0 West Brom 1 Everton 1  Tottenham 1 Manchester City 2  Sunderland 1 Middlesbrough 1 Stoke 1 Southampton 1 Watford 1 Playing Sunday Bournemouth v Manchester United Arsenal v Liverpool Playing Monday Chelsea v …

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Five facts on Sam Allardyce

London, United Kingdom | AFP | AFP Sport picks out five facts on Sam Allardyce who is expected to be named the new England manager on Thursday: Big Sam Blunt talking is his style — reflected in his autobiography ‘Big Sam’ — and no surprise after a playing career where …

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Five great football shocks

Nice, France | AFP | Iceland’s 2-1 victory over England in the last 16 of Euro 2016 on Monday was one of the biggest upsets in the history of world football. Here are five other shocks: USA 1 England 0 – 1950 World Cup Some of the US team had …

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Shilton, Maradona trade barbs over ‘Hand of God’

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Diego Maradona and former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton reignited on Wednesday their long-running feud, on the 30th anniversary of the Argentine’s infamous “Hand of God” World Cup goal. Maradona, one of the finest footballers to play the game, scored twice in Argentina’s 2-1 victory …

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Bale’s Wales delight at taking top spot from England

Toulouse, France | AFP | Gareth Bale scored in his third straight game at Euro 2016 to guide Wales to a 3-0 win over Russia and then revelled at getting ahead of rivals England to top their group. England could only manage a frustrating goalless draw against Slovakia and dropped …

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Vardy set to stay at Leicester – Wenger

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appears ready to give up his pursuit of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy after saying Sunday he believe the England forward will stay with the Premier League champions. “Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I …

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British MP killed in shock attack before EU vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A pro-EU British lawmaker was killed in a shock daylight street attack on Thursday, halting campaigning for the referendum on Britain’s membership in the bloc just a week before the crucial vote. Jo Cox, a 41-year-old mother-of-two from the opposition Labour Party, was shot …

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