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Burnley's pre-season friendly against Hannover abandoned following crowd trouble

Burnley’s pre-season friendly at home to Hannover has been abandoned on police advice. The Clarets were leading 1-0 at half-time thanks to a goal from Ben Mee when the announcement came. A short statement on the club’s Twitter account read: “Today’s game has been abandoned, on police advice.” Photographs showe… Premier League Football News

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Expectsporting wins first ever FIFA Interactive Club World Cup

Expectsporting (Brøndby IF) and OL Rafsou (Olympique Lyonnais) win final seats at Grand Final Two Former world champions among players knocked out in intense and electric day of gaming First 19 professional football clubs to enter eSports well represented at first-ever Interactive Club World Cup “If you’ve got to this point you’re among the best players in the world” were ...

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte keen to kick-start season with Community Shield win

Head coach Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to start the season with victory over Arsenal in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley. Games against Arsenal in part shaped Chelsea’s Premier League title-winning season, when Conte revived the Blues from 10th the previous term. Following last September’s 3-0 loss at the Emir… Premier League Football News

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Spain hungry to make history in India

Spain will head to the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 as European champions Three times runners-up, the Spanish have never won the world title in the age group We spoke to two of the team’s key players: Abel Ruiz and Mateu Morey of Barcelona “He’s a bullet,” said Rojita captain Abel Ruiz of his team-mate Mateu Morey, a compliment ...

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Riyad Mahrez tells Leicester he wants to talk to Serie A giants Roma

Riyad Mahrez has promised to do his best for Leicester despite admitting he is still keen to discuss a potential move to Serie A side Roma. The 26-year-old winger, who won the Premier League with the Foxes in 2015-16, first expressed a desire to leave in May and boss Craig Shakespeare has said a July bid from Roma was rej… ...

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The Week in Quotes

“Devastated to lose someone that’s so special to our game, Les Murray. As a kid I watched him on TV and woke up early hours of the morning to watch his broadcasts of World Cups and followed him on and off our TV screens as I grew older. He is the voice of football and someone that has always supported ...

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Arsene Wenger backing Alexis Sanchez to help Arsenal reach their goals

Arsene Wenger has set his Arsenal side a target of 85 points to turn them back into Premier League title contenders – and has backed Alexis Sanchez to help reach that goal. Sanchez, who has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, has less than a year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium ...

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Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare allays Kelechi Iheanacho fitness fears

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare allayed fears about the fitness of new signing Kelechi Iheanacho after the friendly win over Borussia Monchengladbach. There was concern when Iheanacho left the King Power Stadium pitch just 18 minutes after coming on as a 66th-minute substitute for fellow strriker Shinji Okazaki, follow… Premier League Football News

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Chalobah ready to kick-start career with Watford return

Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah rejected a new contract at Chelsea after concluding he needed to leave to secure first-team football. The 22-year-old is also targeting a call-up to the England senior team, having been “excited” by Gareth Southgate’s willingness to experiment with younger players. Like Bournemouth’s Nat… Premier League Football News

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Kevin Long signs three-year contract with Burnley

Burnley defender Kevin Long has signed a new three-year contract with the Premier League club. The Republic of Ireland international, 27, the Clarets’ longest-serving player, had one year left on his previous deal. “I am delighted,” Long said. “It’s been going on for quite a while now so it’s nice to get it signed a… Premier League Football News

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