Europe

Monday, July 28, 2014

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The Czech goalkeeper says he is relishing the challenge of competing alongside the 22-year-old, who has been hugely impressive in his three seasons at Atletico Madrid.

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The Barcelona star has made the prestigious 2014 list, which will be announced later Monday, but he is the only player from his country to be included.

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The France international will continue his career at the Primera Division champion after an impressive spell with Sociedad.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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The man who brought the pair to Serie A believes that their respective careers would be best served by a return to Italy given their lack of game time at the Etihad

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The center back becomes Brendan Rodgers's fifth summer signing and third from Southampton, with Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, after rejecting interest from Arsenal and Spurs.

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The France international has been impressed by the performances of the striker, who bagged three goals in two games over the weekend.

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Fellow new signing Sebastian Rode was also on target as Pep Guardiola's side marched to a comfortable triumph against its Bundesliga rival.

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The Belgium international insists he is happy to commit his long-term future to Spurs, and is set to undergo tests on an ankle injury when he returns to training Monday.

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The Spain striker netted his first goal for the club ahead of the 2014-15 Premier League season as Jose Mourinho's men came from behind to defeat their Slovenian opponent.

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The Reds had agreed to an 8 million-pound deal with Queens Park Rangers for the France international, but problems detected during medical tests have derailed the move.

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The 21-year-old's long-term future at Stamford Bridge remains unclear ahead of his return to preseason training July 30, although Everton has agreed to two deals for the striker.

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Nick Clegg believes FIFA should strip the country of its right to host the 2018 tournament because of the escalating conflict in Ukraine.

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Carlo Tavecchio, the front-runner to become the new head of Italian soccer, has caused an uproar after making a racist remark directed toward African players.

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After his side's preseason win against Real Madrid, the 52-year-old says his players should "never be satisfied" as they strive to return to the level of 2010.

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Louis van Gaal is an avowed admirer of the 24-year-old, but the Roma boss insists it would take a "three-digit offer" for him to even consider selling his injured talisman.

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The top 50 players from the 2013-14 season will be revealed Monday. But what is the Goal 50?

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The 26-year-old picked up a knee injury in training and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks, potentially ruling him out for the Reds' first three league games.