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Xabi Alonso announces plan to become a manager

by Armen Bedakian 1h ago Reuters / Michael Dalder Picture Supplied by Action Images Former Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich defensive midfielder Xabi Alonso announced Monday his plan to return to football, taking to Instagram to reveal he is looking to step into a role as a manager. “After 17 years in the game, I have considered the next ...

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The making of PSG & France star Mbappe

A lot has happened in a short space of time for Kylian Mbappe. Now 18, in the course of a quite stratospheric 12 months he has become a Ligue 1 title winner, a regular for France and moved to Paris St-Germain on loan with the deal expected to become permanent for a fee of 180m euros next summer. It is ...

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Pulis accuses Sanchez of 'cheating' in post-match rant

West Brom manager Tony Pulis didn’t mince words when it came to his assessment of Arsenal‘s Alexis Sanchez, accusing the Chilean international of “cheating” by diving to draw game-changing decisions. Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette scored twice to give the Gunners a 2-0 win at the Emirates and while Pulis was displeased with a missed penalty call for his own side, ...

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Report: Leicester submits FIFA appeal to complete Adrien Silva signing

Leicester City is hoping an appeal to FIFA will help push a transfer deadline deal for Adrien Silva, with the club at last submitting its appeal to world football’s governing body nearly a month after the summer window closed, according to John Percy of the Telegraph. The Foxes had all but pried the Portuguese midfielder out of Sporting Lisbon in ...

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Misbehaving Liverpool, United fans face 'long stay in Russia,' security head warns

Unruly travelling supporters of Liverpool and Manchester United could be in for an extended stay in Russia if they’re found guilty of hooliganism during this week’s trip to Moscow. An estimated 2,000 fans from both clubs are expected to travel to the Russian capital, where Liverpool takes on Spartak Moscow on Tuesday before Manchester United clashes with CSKA Moscow the ...

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Arsenal 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice to earn a shaky Arsenal victory over West Brom, their third win in a row at Emirates Stadium. The France striker – who has scored in each of those home wins – headed into an open net in the 20th minute after West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster tipped Alexis Sanchez’s free-kick onto the crossbar. West Brom ...

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How 'boring' Barry quietly became league's leading appearance holder

It’s quite fitting that Gareth Barry, a wholly unfashionable player, is now churning out appearances for a man who wouldn’t look out of place retrieving errant footballs from a school gym’s roof, and who opts for a system that aims to stifle rather than entertain. However, following Barry’s start for Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion at Arsenal on Monday, the ...

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Klopp cuts Moscow news conference short

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cut short his Champions League news conference in Moscow on Monday, describing it as a “waste of time”. Klopp, whose side face Spartak Moscow at 19:45 BST on Tuesday, was asked if he was in love with any of his players. It was a reference to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino saying he loved striker Harry Kane ...

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Christian Eriksen added to lengthy absentee list for APOEL trip

by Daniel Rouse 1h ago Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs Mauricio Pochettino’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League test at APOEL Nicosia was further depleted by news that Christian Eriksen will sit out the tie with an illness. The 25-year-old, who is finally drawing deserved praise as one of the most talented members of the Premier League, has been added to ...

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Hemed charged with violent conduct

Brighton forward Tomer Hemed has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association over an incident in Sunday’s game against Newcastle. Hemed, who scored the winner in his side’s 1-0 victory, is alleged to have stamped on defender DeAndre Yedlin in the 88th minute. He has until 18:00 BST on Tuesday to respond to the charge. The 30-year-old Israel ...

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