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Liverpool close to securing Xherdan Shaqiri transfer

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Fekir was on the brink of moving to Merseyside this time last month but a deal fell through at the last minute when concerns were raised about the Frenchman's injury history. Before the World Cup, it was revealed that his ridiculously cheap release clause was attracting interest from several Premier League clubs with Liverpool said to be interested. Read More »

A Single Goal Sends France To The World Cup Final

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A Reading Buses spokesman said: "We believe". However, when they turn into symbols of competing nationalisms, as it will be seen in St Petersburg where Belgium and France will vie for a place in the World Cup final (the French have a 2-1 lead in the mega tournament), then the task to find a difference between them will be too hard. Read More »

Chelsea Tender Improved €70m Bid For Alisson

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Chelsea are preparing a massive £62m transfer bid for AS Roma and Brazil goalkeeper, Alisson Becker , who also happens to be a Liverpool target. It has been well documented that Courtois' children are based in Spain and he would prefer to be closer to them on a regular basis. Read More »

Sei Young Kim sets record low by going 31 under

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Find us on Facebook too! Kim had just one blemish in her four rounds, a second round double bogey that took little shine off a score that included 31 birdies. Kim posted an eight-under 64 on Saturday to get to 24-under and will have an eight-shot lead with 18 holes left on Sunday. Torres made seven birdies against just one bogey for her 66 on Sunday. Read More »

Germany Star's Dad Urges Him To Quit National Team

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Ozil received criticism before the tournament after he and team-mate Ilkay Gundogan were pictured with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan . During the week, Germany's team boss, Oliver Bierhoff sparked a new round of outcry over a statement suggesting Ozil, who has Turkish roots, should have been dropped after his failure to publicly clear the air on his meeting with Erdogan. Read More »

Pakistan maintain top position in ICC T20I ranking

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Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman in action during the final of the tri-series played between Pakistan and Australia in a T20 tri-series which at the Harare Sports Club, July 8 2018. As Finch, Zaman and KL Rahul became the new podium holders, they replaced an injured Babar Azam , Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell and moved below them. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Leaving Real Madrid and Joining Juventus

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Five time Ballon d'or victor Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid and signed for Juventus . Speaking after his unveiling at Sassuolo on Friday, Boateng stated that the arrival of the five-time UEFA Champions League victor will add much more value to the league. Read More »

France progress to World Cup final with 1-0 win over Belgium

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That evenness is why France is the team to beat in the mind of Jeffrey Marcus, publisher of the World Cup newsletter "The Banter". England manager Gareth Southgate believes the best is yet to come from his maturing team - even though they are potentially 90 minutes from their first World Cup final since 1966. Read More »

Manchester City sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in club-record deal

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Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title. 'Watching them from afar has been a pleasure. A club statement from Leicester said: "Riyad leaves with the best wishes of everybody who has worked with him at Leicester City Football Club". Read More »

Eden Hazard Discusses Real Madrid Amid Chelsea Exit Rumours

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Barcelona have been linked with swoops for both, while Real Madrid are known admirers of Hazard . Antonio Conte has returned to take charge of Chelsea's pre-season preparations, but he is believed to be a dead man walking as the club continue to negotiate with Napoli for Sarri. Read More »

Pogba urges France to avenge Euros defeat

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I don't think they will be nervous about being in a World Cup semi-final. Belgium paid the price for failing to take their chances against France but will now have to shake off their disappointment and focus on finishing third at the World Cup , coach Roberto Martinez said after his team's defeat in the semifinal. Read More »

Rory McIlroy proving popular draw at Irish Open in Ballyliffin

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Rahm sank four birdies in his first five holes, and after dropping a shot at the seventh, roared back with further gains on the next two holes. "As good a start as I can have, really, and hopefully three more rounds and if I can sneak in that top five like a year ago and get an Open spot, that would be great". Read More »

France's Kylian Mbappe deserves Ballon d'Or Eden Hazard

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Gary Neville pretty much summed up what we were all thinking after Kylian Mbappe pulled off an outrageous piece of skill against Belgium . Both sides are coming off of impressive quarter-final performances and there is a sense that the victor of the tournament will probably come from this tie. Read More »

Buffon: Why Ronaldo To Juventus Makes Me Happy

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Ronaldo penned an open letter to Madrid fans this evening, in which he described his laurel-laden time at Madrid as "possibly the happiest of my life". Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Neymar have all been touted as Ronaldo's potential replacement. Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was at Ronaldo's hotel in Greece on Tuesday as discussions continued over the move. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid to join Juventus

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Five time Ballon d'or victor Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid and signed for Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was special from an early age. I'm leaving, but this shirt, this badge and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to always feel as my own wherever I am. "I gave a lot of thought to this and I know that the time has come for a new era", Ronaldo said. Read More »

Croatia star shouts home town's massive Cup bar tab

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Teenager Kylian Mbappe has come alive in this tournament and became the first teenager to score two goals in a World Cup match since Pele in 1958 when he hit a brace in the 4-3 round-of-16 win over Argentina. However, it is not all doom-and-gloom for Les Bleus as they recorded victory on home soil in 1998. Now they are looking to go one step further, but just getting this far is a source of great pride for Croatia . Read More »

BMC beats Sky to capture team time trial

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Porte, who lost 51 seconds in the opening stage after being caught behind a pile-up, helped his team edge out Chris Froome's Team Sky by four seconds over the 35.5km circuit on stage three. Ireland's Dan Martin also struggled after his UAE Team Emirates finished 15th on the stage, one minute and 38 seconds behind BMC. It would have been nice not to have thrown 51 seconds away on the first day. Read More »

Belgium star Hazard: I used to support France growing up

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Belgium's touch map, via WhoScored. Expected goals - an advanced analytic used to determine the quality of a shot - backs up the latter claim. Antoine Griezmann took charge of the ensuing corner, lofting it in for Umtiti who somehow managed to rise above Marouane Fellaini to head a shot past Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois . Read More »

Ronaldo signs for Juventus from Real Madrid

Real Madrid confirmed the news in a short statement on their website earlier today. It's a huge move that modifies the landscape of European soccer, moving Real Madrid from a top-tier Champions League contender to one with huge question marks up top. Read More »

During a training run killed a famous British motorcycle racer

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He had due to become a father for the second time later this year with partner Janine Brolly. Members of motorcycle racing community have been left devastated and flowers have been laid at the Dunlop memorial garden in Ballymoney. Joey holds the record for the most Isle of Man TT wins with 26, while William's brother Michael has registered 18 wins at the event over the Mountain... Read More »

Gazza's message for Southgate and his England squad

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The bracelet was bought from Monica Vinader, who have since seen sales of the £115 item rise by 350 per cent. Everyone wants to finish the job and we are excited to try and do that. 20). We have had the chance to make a difference. Three players in the France squad, namely N'Golo Kante, Djibril Sidibe and Ousmane Dembele, would have been eligible to play for Mali, while Steve Mandanda, Steven Nzonzi and Prisnel Kimpembe would have qualified to wear the DR Congo shirt. Read More »

Buffon ready to fight for PSG place but not targeting Champions League

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Thanks for all this", he said in French. Now the former Italian worldwide is said to be on the verge of signing a one-year contract at PSG with an option for a second season. " Neymar can come back here with competitive anger and a desire for revenge after the disappointment in Russian Federation. A champion like Neymar will know to channel the disappointment to return with more will than ever". Read More »

Chelsea transfer deal on verge of completion, player agrees personal terms

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James' Park for another season, albeit on a season-long loan deal. Kenedy joined Newcastle last January on a six-month loan deal and went on to star for the Magpies impressively. Kenedy returned to pre-season training with Chelsea on Monday, but will now travel to Newcastle on Monday evening ahead of the move. Asked about the possibility of returning to Newcastle in an interview with the Daily Mail in April, Kenedy said: "I am enjoying my time at Newcastle, but obviously I have a ... Read More »

Big in Japan - Fernando Torres signs for Sagan Tosu

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According to reports, Torres also had offers to sign for Australian side Sydney FC and Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire. But the prolific marksman has rejected the opportunity to continue plying his trade on European soil and made a decision to cut his teeth in the Japan Professional Football League with relegation strugglers Sagan Tosu. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus set to sign Real Madrid forward

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Cristiano Ronaldo's potential arrival at Juventus overshadowed Emre Can's first news conference at the Bianconeri as the new signing was immediately asked about the five-time Ballon d'Or victor. Ronaldo has signed a four-year contract with the Serie A champions and will face the media on Saturday before being formally presented as a Juventus player. Read More »

Manchester United sign American youngster Will Vint

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However, the Premier League giants received encouragement to return with an improved offer for the centre-back. Spanish outlet Sport , as quoted by the Daily Mirror , is reporting that the Red Devils are close to being able to complete a deal for the 16-year-old wonderkid this summer. Read More »

Brazil star Neymar urge PSG to sign Suarez from Barcelona this summer

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Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly launched a world-record bid to land FC Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho . With the La Liga Champions still reeling from losing Neymar after PSG triggered his €220m release clause, it is thought that they would be reluctant to do business with them again, and could force them to shell out Coutinho's release clause which stands at a whopping €400m. Read More »

Gonzalo Higuain's agent confirms forward is not in talks to leave Juventus

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Cristiano Ronaldo may be on his way into Turin - potentially to take Higuain's place, but those around the striker claim he is eager to stay at the club. Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain has not discussed a potential transfer to Chelsea , according to his agent and brother Nicolas Higuain . Reports emerged on Tuesday that Juventus had lodged a bid to Real Madrid for Ronaldo , who is heading into his 10th season with Los Blancos. Read More »

History beckons as France take on Belgium

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The only difference being is that France have history to live up to. France's 1998 World Cup victor Thierry Henry , pictured with Romelu Lukakau, is now assisting Belgium's strikers before their semifinal against France. A crucial victor against Japan demonstrates the danger he can provide, and earned him not only a place in Roberto Martinez's line-up but also our combined XI. Read More »

Arsenal complete move for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira

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The 22-year-old underwent a medical with the Gunners on Monday after flying from Russian Federation, where he helped La Celeste make it to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup before they were beaten 2-0 by France. We give honest thanks to the Uruguayan midfielder- 74 appearances and 4 goals as a blucerchiato- for the commitment shown in these two seasons and the greatest good luck for the rest of his career is wished by President Massimo Ferrero and all of the company. Read More »

Croatia fear England's Sterling in semi

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How they got there France made smooth work of beating Uruguay 2-0 in their quarter-final, with Raphael Varane and Antonie Griezmann the goalscorers. These are two exciting European sides with great futures ahead of them. Belgium has never been to the final of a World Cup , but that's exactly what they look poised to do as the highest-ranked team (No. Read More »

Pick your England XI for Croatia semi-final

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The higher the level of opponent, if you press in a disorganised fashion, then you will get picked through and we have got to be conscious of that", he said. The Spurs ace scored his first goal of the competition on Saturday afternoon as he headed home Jesse Lingard's cross to seal a 2-0 win against Sweden , and fans will be hoping that it sparks improved performances after a disappointing tournament to date. Read More »