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Friday, September 12, 2014

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The mercurial Italian could well lead the line alone in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who sustained a thigh injury on England duty and is out of action for three weeks

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The Brazilian injured his knee on international duty and could join compatriot Thiago Silva on the sidelines for Saturday's clash

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The Japan international is poised to make his first appearance since rejoining from Manchester United, with Marco Reus and Jakub Blaszczykowski out

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The 31-year-old has recovered from knee and back problems at the perfect time for Pep Guardiola, who has a number of other players sidelined

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The €20 million signing could be handed a place in attack, while Aaron Ramsey is a doubt after picking up an ankle injury during the international break

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The Argentina star will be out to reach yet another scoring milestone against a side buoyed by their own recent form

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The Serie A champions have a growing injury list with Carlos Tevez the latest casualty, meaning Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente are the coach's only striking options

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The two sides have already met this season, with Diego Simeone's side winning the Supercopa de Espana, but come head-to-head for the first time in the new league campaign

Monday, September 8, 2014

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After a 1-0 win over Colombia, the Selecao will be hoping to continue their recovery from their World Cup woe by defeating Sixto Vizuete's side

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Aaron Ramsey and team-mates will be playing on a controversial new 3G pitch in the tiny country's National Stadium as they begin their campaign to qualify for Euro 2016

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The former Juventus boss enjoyed a winning start to his reign in a friendly against Netherlands and now travels to Oslo looking for three points

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Oranje lost the first game of the veteran coach's second reign in charge, against Italy in Bari last week, but are aiming to bounce back in Prague

Sunday, September 7, 2014

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The Three Lions were criticised despite beating Norway 1-0 in a friendly on Wednesday and their new skipper believes that the squad will improve and reach Euro 2016

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Uli Stielike will be in the stands to see his new side take on the South Americans in a friendly before his first game in charge next month

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Vicente del Bosque must make do without several key figures from the nation's golden era heading into their opening qualifier as they look to recover from their World Cup humili...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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The Euro 2016 hosts recorded an impressive win over Spain in midweek and will be eager to continue their strong form in Belgrade

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The 29-year-old is recovering from a knee complaint and will miss the clash on Sunday against a side who sealed an unlikely draw on their last visit

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Martin O'Neill takes charge of the Boys in Green for his maiden competitive outing but will have to make do without the Wigan winger against Temuri Ketsbaiai's men

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Joachim Low has a number of key players unavailable as his side begin their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, while Gordon Strachan's men are unbeaten in six games

Friday, September 5, 2014

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The Lille goalkeeper has withdrawn from the squad for family reasons as the Super Eagles aim to ignore their off-the-pitch problems and player disputes