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Shevchenko: Ukraine have a good chance

Andriy Shevchenko hopeful ahead of key qualifying double-header Ukraine coach was present in London as The Best finalists were announced Former AC Milan forward discussed upcoming games against Kosovo and Croatia The road to Russia has not been straightforward  for any of the participants in Europe’s FIFA World Cup™ qualifying Group I. Just two points separate Croatia, Iceland, Turkey and ...

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Age no obstacle for Syria’s Al Masri

Hadi Al Masri made his Syria debut at the age of 30 He has now won seven caps for his country Syria face Australia in an Asian zone World Cup qualifying play-off in October When players turn 30, they are generally at their peak and their thoughts begin to turn to the years they have left in the game. In ...

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Early-riser Fernandez ready to lead Paraguay challenge

Worked on his mother’s fruit and vegetable stall at the age of 12 Now captains the U-17 side that will run out at India 2017 Though a defender, he scored three goals in the qualifiers  As far as Roberto Fernandez is concerned, it is no sacrifice having to train at 2 o’clock in the morning, have lunch four hours later ...

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Vettel: Being The Best requires talent and hard work

Sebastian Vettel is a four-time Formula One World Champion A big football fan, he supports German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt He sees comparisons to the professional worlds of F1 racing and football Sebastian Vettel knows all about being ‘The Best’. From 2010 to 2013, the German won four consecutive Formula One World Championship titles. It is an achievement that already ...

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Wagner believes people should 'calm down' over Schindler's Germany chances

Christopher Schindler has already proved his Premier League pedigree but Huddersfield manager David Wagner believes people should “calm down” if they think he is ready for a Germany call-up. Schindler was an unknown quantity on these shores when he arrived for a club-record £1.8million fee last summer but was a star perfo… Premier League Football News

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Kyle Walker happy to have Sergio Aguero on his side after years of torment

Kyle Walker is relieved he no longer has to deal with the “nightmare” threat of Sergio Aguero in games. Right-back Walker now has the task of creating goals for the prolific Argentinian having left Tottenham for Manchester City over the summer. Aguero, who is just one short of equalling City’s all-time … Premier League Football News

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FA board backs chief executive Martin Glenn over Mark Sampson sacking

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has been given a vote of confidence by the board for his handling of Mark Sampson’s dismissal as England Women’s manager. The board met at Wembley on Monday for the first time since the furore surrounding Sampson arose and the matter was discussed at length. … England Football News

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Jose Mourinho escapes FA punishment for dismissal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no further action from the Football Association following his sending-off against Southampton on Saturday. The 54-year-old was sent to the stands by referee Craig Pawson for encroaching on the pitch during stoppage time of his side’s 1-0 win at St Mary’s. <fi… Premier League Football News

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Boateng belatedly realises Best dream

Boateng’s scissor kick against Villareal nominated for the FIFA Puskás Award The midfielder had hoped in vain to be a contender in 2016  Boateng has long dreamed of attending The Best Awards Kevin-Prince Boateng is unquestionably a colourful character with an interesting career. Hailing from a working class neighbourhood in Berlin, he had… FIFA.com

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Five talking points ahead of Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City host Shakhtar Donetsk in their second Champions League Group F match on Tuesday. Here, we look at some talking points ahead of the game. Can City keep on scoring? <img src="http://globalsportscentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/8ff0a6f359340ce9cf968a1983d114f4-640×433.jpg" a… UEFA Champions League Football News

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