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Uruguay stalwart Lugano hangs up the boots

Diego Lugano, who captained Uruguay to a memorable semi-final appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, has announced his retirement to bring down the curtain on a glittering 19-year playing career. A stoic but athletic centre-back, Lugano enjoyed a fruitful decade-long career for La Celeste, which ended in 2014. Lugano debuted du… FIFA.com

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FYR Macedonia’s rollercoaster ride continues

[unable to retrieve full-text content] From playing their part in Italy’s failure to qualify for Russia and big wins against famous names, to a promising U-21 side and huge leaps up and down the world rankings, life in football is rarely dull for FYR Macedonia. … FIFA.com

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Napoli go top as Udinese shock Inter

Napoli took full advantage of Inter Milan’s first defeat of the Serie A season to take over at the top. Udinese called time on Inter’s 16-match unbeaten run with Kevin Lasagna, Rodrigo De Paul and Antonin Barak scoring the goals in a 3-1 victory at San Siro. <blockquote class="twitt… European News Football News

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Lucas Vazquez: I knew Cristiano Ronaldo would score in Club World Cup triumph

Lucas Vazquez revealed after Real Madrid’s Club World Cup success that he knew Cristiano Ronaldo would score in the final against Gremio. Portugal forward Ronaldo, this year voted Best FIFA Men’s Player and winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fifth time, got the only goal of the game after 53 minutes with a … European News Football ...

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Brazil dominate again, Paraguay back on big stage

Brazil win eighth straight continental U-20 Women’s title Paraguay finish runners-up to qualify for U-20 Women’s World Cup for a second time Geyse named player of the tournament Brazil booked their place at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 in style, winning all their matches at the South American Championships in the age group, held in Ecuador. Joining ...

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Al Jaber: My World Cup memories are vivid

Sami Al Jaber is one of the finest forwards Saudi Arabia has ever produced A prominent member of the side at four FIFA World Cup™ competitions Al Jaber: “The current generation deserves its place at Russia 2018” Sami Al Jaber called time on his long international career on 23 June 2006, a day after his Saudi Arabia team lost to ...

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Atletico Madrid Make Complaint To Fifa Over Barcelona's Griezmann Approach

FIFA has received a complaint from Atletico Madrid over an alleged illegal approach from Barcelona for Antoine Griezmann. The striker is one of Europe’s biggest stars and extended his contract with Atletico during the summer until June 2022. A FIFA spokesman told Press Association Sport: “We can confirm that we have received a c… European News Football News

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Philippe Coutinho Living The Dream As He Prepares For Barcelona Unveiling

Philippe Coutinho says the prospect of playing with the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez means his move to Barcelona is a dream come true ahead of his official unveiling. The finishing touches have been put on his British record transfer from Liverpool, which could be worth up to £142million, and the Spanish club will parade him … European ...

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Ross Barkley Completes Move To Chelsea From Everton

Ross Barkley has signed for Chelsea from Everton, the Premier League champions have announced. The 24-year-old’s contract at Goodison Park was due to expire at the end of the season after he rejected a new deal with the Toffees. A move to Chelsea on transfer deadline day in August did not materialise, but Barkley has now moved t… Premier League ...

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