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European football wrestles with racism

  Paris, France | AFP | The interruption of the Dijon-Amiens Ligue 1 match on Friday after visiting captain Prince Gouano was the target of monkey chants adds to a string of recent racist incidents across Europe. It comes after rising Italy star Moise Kean was targeted by racist abuse …

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Henry, Vieira reunion ends in stalemate on Cote d’Azur

Paris, France | AFP | It was honours even between Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira as the old France and Arsenal teammates clashed for the first time as coaches on Wednesday in a controversy-laden 1-1 draw between Monaco and Nice. The presence of the two greats in the respective dugouts …

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Henry worried by Monaco winless run

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Monaco coach Thierry Henry refused to look for excuses for his winless run at Monaco on Monday, insisting he and his players will dig deep against Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday. Henry has yet to win in four games since taking …

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Buffon says PSG ‘not ready’ to win Champions League

Milan, Italy | AFP | Gianluigi Buffon believes Paris Saint-Germain are not ready to win the Champions League as he prepares to make his European debut with the club against Napoli and play his first game in Italy since leaving Juventus. The 40-year-old World Cup winner was suspended for PSG’s …

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PSG superstars need more teamwork, says striker Cavani

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani says Paris Saint-Germain’s team of dazzling individuals including Neymar and Kylian Mbappe need to work more as a team if they are to win the Champions League. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Cavani said the importance of winning …

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Surgeon says Neymar’s recovery is ‘going well’

Neymar Paris, France | AFP | Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Tuesday that Neymar’s recovery from foot surgery “is going well”, as the star forward bids to be fit for the World Cup in Russia. Lasmar, who operated on Neymar on March 3, said he speaks “two or three …

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