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Zidane fighting for future in PSG Champions League tie

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Zinedine Zidane inspired France to World Cup glory as a player, but his extraordinary career has to a large degree been defined by the Champions League. His magnificent volleyed goal for Real Madrid in their 2002 win over Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park in Glasgow is …

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Tottenham’s lethal Kane kills off Arsenal again

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Harry Kane tormented Arsenal again as the Tottenham striker’s clinical finish sealed a 1-0 win in the north London derby at Wembley on Saturday. Kane’s header early in the second half gave Tottenham the victory their enterprising display deserved as Mauricio Pochettino’s side climbed …

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Mahrez rejects AWOL claims on return to Leicester training

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Riyad Mahrez hit back at accusations he had gone AWOL since being denied a move to Manchester City after returning to training with Leicester, paving the way for a possible return for Saturday’s visit to City. Mahrez, 26, has missed two Premier League matches and …

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FIFA chief sets VAR ruling for next month

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP | FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday said football’s governing body will decide next month whether to officially endorse the video assistant referee, a move that could see the controversial technology used at the World Cup. VAR, so far trialled in nearly 1,000 matches, reviews key …

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United fans respond to Mourinho criticism

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United fans have responded to Jose Mourinho’s criticism about the subdued atmosphere at Old Trafford. Mourinho said United’s supporters were “quiet” during Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Huddersfield in the Premier League. The United manager went on to cite Portsmouth’s Fratton Park as an …

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Aubameyang, Sanchez makes themselves at home as Man Utd cut gap on City

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his Arsenal debut but was overshadowed by Aaron Ramsey’s hat-trick in a 5-1 Premier League thrashing of Everton, while former Gunner Alexis Sanchez netted his first Manchester United goal on Saturday. Club record signing Aubameyang immediately rekindled his relationship with …

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