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We have 'perfect' striking dilemma ahead of PSG match – Celtic boss Rodgers

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers claims to have a “perfect” striking dilemma ahead of the Champions League clash with Paris St Germain on Wednesday night. French striker Moussa Dembele has returned to the Celtic starting line-up in recent weeks following a hamstring injury but it was Leigh Griffiths, back from a calf injury,… UEFA Champions League Football News PLEASE CLICK ON ...

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Smalling 'very proud' of defensive record as he bids to regain England place

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling does not believe he has anything to prove, despite the shock of losing his England place and seeing his ability publicly questioned by manager Gareth Southgate. The 27-year-old was among the established names overlooked for the recent friendlies against Germany and Brazil, with the likes … Premier League Football News PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END ...

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Danny Rose: No falling out over north London derby snub

Tottenham’s Danny Rose was left “fuming” by his north London derby snub but insists he understood the decision and has not fallen out with Mauricio Pochettino. Rose was not even named on the bench for Saturday’s defeat to Arsenal as Pochettino felt he would be better off doing a fitness session at the club’s training groun… Premier League Football News ...

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Manchester City leave it late as Raheem Sterling strike keeps winning run going

Raheem Sterling struck a late winner as Manchester City secured top spot in Champions League Group F with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord. The England international clipped home his 11th goal of the season after 88 minutes at the Etihad Stadium to extend City’s club record winning run to 17 matches in all competitions.<… UEFA Champions League Football News PLEASE ...

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Jurgen Klopp adamant Liverpool do not have a mentality problem

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is adamant his players do not have a mentality problem despite their capitulation in the 3-3 draw with Sevilla. Qualification for the knockout stage of the Champions League for the first time since 2009 looked a mere formality and two goals from Roberto Firmino and one from Sadio Mane put t… Premier League Football News PLEASE ...

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Postecoglou steps down from Australia post

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou steps down after four years at the helm Socceroos qualified for 2018 FIFA World Cup last week Postecoglou said the job “has taken a toll personally and professionally” Ange Postecoglou has resigned as Australia coach just a week after leading the Socceroos to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Almost fours to the day since his ...

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Gremio and Lanus ready for final push

Final of 2017 Copa Libertadores sees Gremio (Brazil) meet Lanus (Argentina) Gremio are two-time South American club champions, Lanus are final debutants Winners will represent the continent at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 The 2017 Copa Libertadores kicked off in January, with 47 teams in contention. Today, just two are left standing, Gremio and Lanus, who meet on ...

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Antonio Conte questions fixtures as cause of Champions League struggles

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte thinks the schedulers of Premier League fixtures are hindering English clubs’ chances of winning the Champions League. Chelsea this week are embarking on their longest Champions League journey – it is almost 2,500 miles (4000 kilometres) between London and Baku, further than the… Premier League Football News PLEASE CLICK ON PUBLISHER AT END OF TEXT ...

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Menotti's marvels of ’78 in numbers

A national disaster beckoned. Argentina hadn’t even got past the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals since 1930. They hadn’t won the Copa America in almost two decades. Their captain, among others, had quit the national team. Yet despite facing Messrs Platini, Zoff, Rossi, Boniek, Lato, Zico, Krol and Neeskens, nobody kicked the adidas Tango better on Argentinian fields than ‘El Flaco’ Menotti’s ...

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Mike Ashley waits on second bid for Newcastle

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is awaiting a follow-up bid from PCP Capital Partners after rebuffing its initial offer for the club. It emerged on Monday evening that one of the parties interested in buying Newcastle, understood to be the PCP group fronted by Amanda Staveley, had tabled a formal offer after spending weeks t… Premier League Football News PLEASE CLICK ...

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