Italy

Friday, August 29, 2014

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The Turin outfit are bidding for a fourth successive Scudetto - but they must do so without Antonio Conte, who surprisingly stepped down during the summer

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The Chile international has been the subject of interest from Manchester United all summer but took to Twitter to reiterate his commitment to the Bianconeri

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Tigers manager Steve Bruce confirms that his side have agreed personal terms with the striker, who has also passed a medical and now awaits a decision on a work permit

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The 48 teams have been drawn into 12 groups for this season's tournament which sees Everton drawn into a tough group with Wolfsburg, Lille and Krasnodar

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Rudi Garcia's men enter the season under pressure to build on last year's excellent campaign, but Al Hain-Cole expects their strong record against La Viola to ensure a strong start

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The 45-year-old feels his former team are sitting in pole position to win the title again, but has stressed that they will face stiff competition

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Massimiliano Allegri has taken over in Turin, while Pippo Inzaghi is the new man in charge at San Siro, resulting in great tactical intrigue in Italy ahead of the 2014-15 campaign

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The champions of Spain finished as runners-up last season but they are taking nothing for granted this time around, having been placed in the same pool as the Bianconeri

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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The Croatian scored a sensational treble at San Siro, after going 54 appearances without netting for the Nerazzurri following his January 2013 arrival from Dinamo Zagreb

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The Morocco international only completed his move to the Allianz Arena on Thursday but he is now set to face his old side

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The Croatia international struck three times, Mauro Icardi bagged a double while Daniel Osvaldo netted his first goal for the Nerazzurri during a one-sided win

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The Netherlands internaional has confessed that he was unfamiliar with the Morocco international before the centre-half joined the Bavarian club

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The striker's wages had threatened to provide a stumbling block but both clubs are working closely with the player to smooth his exit from Stamford Bridge

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Very few European giants are likely to suffer shock elimination as the selection had a very familiar feel, with regular foes meeting once again in the group stage

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Join Goal to pick over some tantalising ties for this season's tournament and whether Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to win the Uefa Best Player award