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Gareth Southgate: England Women boss Mark Sampson 'is an excellent character'

Gareth Southgate has described England Women manager Mark Sampson as “an excellent character” in the wake of allegations of bullying and discrimination against him. Last week it emerged that 102-cap international Eni Aluko made several such complaints against Sampson in 2016 but the 34-year-old Welshman was cleared by t… England Football News

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The Week in Numbers

Tika-taka hits extraordinary heights A lion savaging a giant in Sao Paulo  A tiger taking his streak into new territory 200 Premier League goals is what Wayne Rooney became the second player to reach after Alan Shearer (260). The 31-year-old, whose presence against Manchester City ensured Everton fielded over seven English players in the competition for the first time in ...

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Miya helping Cranes fly high

When the draw for the group phase of the African FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers was made, Uganda was given little chance of qualifying for Russia. FIFA.com spoke to a striker, who has played an important role in ensuring that the east African country remains in contention. Farouk Miya though, will have none of it and dismisses any suggestions that he is ...

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has little sympathy for Newcastle's situation

Slaven Bilic has little sympathy with Rafael Benitez’s transfer frustration – claiming West Ham have spent less than Newcastle this summer. Newcastle boss Benitez has made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the Magpies’ rebuilding work since they won promotion back to the top flight, despite spending an estimated £3… Premier League Football News

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Chelsea given Atletico Madrid test in Champions League draw

Chelsea will face Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group C in a draw which brings Diego Costa’s ongoing exile into renewed focus. Six British clubs found out their opponents for the group stage, which begins on September 12 and 13, in the draw in Monaco on Thursday. Premier League champions Chelsea were drawn in … Premier League Football News

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Hughton: Attacking ability will be key to Brighton's Premier League campaign

Chris Hughton believes Brighton’s attacking ability will determine their fate this season following a difficult to start to life in the Premier League. Albion have suffered back-to-back defeats in their opening two top-flight games and failed to score against either Manchester City and Leicester. The Seagulls streng… Premier League Football News

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European paths set on road to UAE 2018

Groups drawn for UEFA Champions League 2017/18 Final rematches in Groups A, D and G 2018 final on 26 May in Kiev, Ukraine The groups for the UEFA Champions League 2017/18 season were drawn as 32 teams vie for a spot at next year’s FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018.  Plenty of intriguing match-ups are in store, including heavyweight clashes ...

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Maguire and Chalobah called up for England duty

Uncapped duo Harry Maguire and Nathaniel Chalobah have been handed their first call-ups in the first England squad since Wayne Rooney‘s international retirement. Manager Gareth Southgate has named the Leicester defender and the Watford midfielder… England Football News

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Maya Yoshida signs new three-year deal at Southampton

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida has committed his future to the club by signing a new three-year contract. The Japan international, who has made 138 appearances for Saints since joining from Dutch club VVV-Venlo in 2012, has agreed terms on a deal which runs until the summer of 2020. Saints’ football vice chairman… Premier League Football News

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Southgate congratulates Rooney on England contribution

England manager Gareth Southgate has congratulated Wayne Rooney on a “fantastic international career” after the Everton striker announced his national team retirement. Rooney announced on Wednesday that he was ending his international career at … England Football News

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