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Vinicius inspires Madrid to much-needed win over Leganes

Girona, Spain | AFP | Vinicius Junior starred and Real Madrid steadied the ship as a 3-0 win over Leganes on Wednesday put them on the brink of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Vinicius, the 18-year-old Brazilian signed by Madrid last summer, capped an electric display at the Santiago Bernabeu …

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Spurs shed ‘soft touch’ image as Pochettino leaves his mark

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham have been derided as a soft touch for decades, but the sight of Eden Hazard being hounded into submission showed Mauricio Pochettino’s side are finally shedding their nice-guy image. The perception of Tottenham as entertaining but ultimately flawed under-achievers has haunted a succession …

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AC Milan’s Higuain poised for Chelsea move – report

Milan, Italy | AFP | AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain has “agreed terms” and is set for an imminent move to Premier League club Chelsea, Italian sports daily Gazzetta Dello Sport reported on Wednesday. Higuain joined Milan on a season-long loan from Juventus in July with an option to buy …

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Egypt to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped …

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Salah set to retain African Player of the Year title

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is set to be named 2018 African Player of the Year for a second successive time at a gala awards ceremony in Senegal Tuesday. The sharpshooter is competing against fellow English Premier League stars, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane from Senegal …

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Arsenal host Man Utd in FA Cup 4th round

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The FA Cup’s two most successful ever sides will meet in the fourth round as Arsenal host Manchester United in the last 32. Premier League champions Manchester City are at home to Burnley, while Tottenham face a tough trip to Crystal Palace. Holders Chelsea …

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