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International football: 10 talking points from the latest round of games

Giroud is now among the French greats, Williamss time could be up and Scotland captaincy weighs heavy on Robertson 1) McCarthy restores hope after Whelan and co roll back the years The team sheet submitted by Mick McCarthy caused shudders. Was he really playing at home to Georgia with the 35-year-old Glenn Whelan anchoring midfield […]

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Premier League fans assess the run-in. Part 2: Leicester to Wolves

Fans rate the season so far, and predict what lies ahead Leicester The mood has really lifted around here in the few weeks since Brendan Rodgers arrived. After months of grim, sluggish football, the Foxes are starting to rediscover their swagger again. It might all be too little too late for this season but the […]

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Why many LA Galaxy fans don’t believe David Beckham deserves a statue

The former England captain has been honoured for his time in LA. But players like Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan were far more crucial to the team Deciding on a statue is never easy. There is the archetypal celebration statue, as demonstrated by Sir Alex Fergusons statue outside Old Trafford. The bust is often seen […]

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Pinpoint Jorginho hits stunning derby winner for Chelsea against Fulham

Goals from Gonzalo Higuan and Jorginho took Chelsea to a 2-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage after Calum Chambers had equalised for the hosts Unlikely as it would have seemed straight after Kepa Arrizabalagas ill-judged histrionics and the deflation of Chelseas penalty shoot-out defeat at Wembley, this has ended up a restorative week for […]

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Lionel Messis masterclass gives Barcelona win over Tottenham

Lionel Messi put on a mesmerising performance as Barcelona earned a 4-2 victory over Spurs at Wembley For Tottenham it was a harsh lesson in the realities of the Champions League at the highest level. They found out here that it can be frightening at the top and, if anything, they probably got off lightly […]

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Boys rescued from Thai cave play friendly at World Cup stadium

(CNN)The 12 Thai boys from the “Wild Boars” soccer team who were rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave network in northern Thailand played a friendly match on Sunday at Argentina’s Monumental Stadium, which hosted the 1978 World Cup final. The team was accompanied by the coach who also became trapped in the Tham […]

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Eden Hazard confirms he will not leave Chelsea this month

Eden Hazard has confirmed he will not leave Chelsea this month, describing rumours surrounding his future as stupidity Eden Hazard has confirmed he will not leave Chelsea this month, describing rumours surrounding his future as stupidity. Hazard has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for some time, and particularly so after […]

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Wayne Rooney breaks nose and DC United duck with first MLS goal

Wayne Rooney scored his first goal for his new club in a 2-1 win over Colorado Rapids but the striker later needed five stitches after breaking his nose Wayne Rooney enjoyed a night of ecstasy and agony as he scored his first goal for new club DC United in a 2-1 win over Colorado Rapids […]

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Barcelona complete signing of Arturo Vidal for 27m from Bayern Munich

Barcelona have completed the signing of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich after agreeing personal terms with the Chile midfielder over a 27m transfer Barcelona have completed the signing of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich after agreeing personal terms with the Chile midfielder over a 27m transfer. The 31-year-old, who moved to Germany in 2015 from […]

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Premier League 2017-18 preview No11: Manchester City | Jamie Jackson

Pep Guardiola appears to have addressed last seasons defensive frailties but will they have time to defend if the manager sticks to an attacking philosophy? Guardian writers predicted position 1st (NB: this is not necessarily Jamie Jacksons prediction but the average of our writers tips) Last seasons position 3rd Odds to win the league (via […]

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