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Kroos slams Ozils nonsense racism accusations

August 16,2018 by Goal.com

Germany star Toni Kroos has hit out at former international team-mate Mesut Ozil, suggesting his claims of racism within the team and German federation are nonsense. Ozil stepped away from Germany duty last month at age 29 , citing racism as the main culprit after a controversial pre-World Cup photo session with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The criticism Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan ...

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba in incredible bust-up that leaves relationship at all-time low

August 16,2018 by Thesun.co.uk

JOSE MOURINHO and Paul Pogbas relationship hit a new low after an extraordinary bust-up. The Manchester United boss warned him not to air his grievances in the media and said if he wants to quit the club again he should ask for a transfer. Pogba hit back by telling Mourinho if he plans to speak to him formally again he should go through his agent Mino Raiola. Mourinho delivered his no-no...

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Real Madrid look to Gareth Bale to replace talisman Cristiano Ronaldo - can he deliver?

August 16,2018 by Skysports.com

Gareth Bale set up Real Madrids opener in the Super Cup With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, the path is clear for Gareth Bale to become Real Madrids main man. But can he deliver consistently? Peter Smith takes a look... This wasnt how the new Real Madrid era was supposed to begin. Defeat to city rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in their first major fixture without Cristiano Ronaldo has...

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Real Madrids Sergio Ramos plays down Cristiano Ronaldo family comments

August 16,2018 by ESPN

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos won four Champions League together at Real Madrid Getty Sergio Ramos insisted that Real Madrid have always felt like a family after former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo said that his new club Juventus is different, everyone is very friendly, adding that he was sure the European champions would continue to be successful even after losing such an important and...

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Unai Emery demands major changes to Arsenals campaign: Players in for a shock

August 16,2018 by Express.co.uk

Unai Emery is known for his high-energy style of play (Image: GETTY) UNAI EMERY has told his Arsenal players they are carrying too much fat and are not running far enough in matches as he attempts to turn the Gunners back into a Champions League outfit. The former Sevilla and PSG coach has built his reputation on a high-energy style of play and has set rigorous targets for his performance team...

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Kevin De Bruyne suffers knee injury in Manchester City training

August 16,2018 by Skysports.com

The 27-year-old is a doubt for Sundays home game against Huddersfield Manchester City have confirmed midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has injured his right knee in training and sources close to the player understand he could be out for between two to four months. Sky sources understand the injury, which is believed to be a twisted knee, was sustained during a training session on Wednesday morning. ...

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Barcelona 3 - 0 Boca Juniors: Messi, Malcom net as Barca win Joan Gamper Trophy

August 16,2018 by Goal.com

Lionel Messi and new boy Malcom were among the goals as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 win over Boca Juniors to win the Joan Gamper Trophy. Having lifted the Supercopa de Espana thanks to a slender 2-1 win over Sevilla on Sunday, Barca again looked in good shape ahead of their title defence in LaLiga, which begins on Saturday against Deportivo Alaves, sweeping a feisty Boca aside with minimal fus...

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We have to improve in all facets, says Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui

August 16,2018 by PA

Julen Lopetegui stressed Real Madrid “have to improve in all facets” after their first competitive match under his management saw them suffer a 4-2 extra-time defeat to bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.Atleti’s Saul Niguez and Koke struck in quick succession in the additional period at Tallinn’s A. Le Coq Arena following a 2-2 draw in normal time.Real h...

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Christian Eriksen could determine Luka Modric transfer to Inter Milan

August 16,2018 by Express.co.uk

Luka Modric and Christian Eriksen could be involved in the transfer window (Image: GETTY) CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN could reportedly determine whether Real Madrid let Luka Modric leave. Modric has been touted with a move to Inter Milan and the 32-year-old World Cup finalist is ready to spread his wings and pit himself against the best in Serie A. Although he was included in the match day squad for Re...

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NGolo Kante better in different role… Maurizio Sarri has midfield sorted

August 15,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

That is according to former Blues striker and Premier League pundit Chris Sutton. The World Cup winner has been an integral part of Chelseas midfield for the past two seasons. And 2017 PFA Player of the Year Kante made the perfect start to the new campaign on Saturday. Off the back of World Cup glory with France in Russia this summer, the 27-year-old scored Chelseas first goal of the season...

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Barcelona rule out move for unsettled Man Utd star Pogba

August 15,2018 by Goal.com

The 25-year-old has seen his future at Manchester United called into doubt, but Barcas director says a big-money move isnt forthcomingBarcelona director Ariedo Braida has admitted that his club are unlikely to move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba. Pogbas future at Old Trafford has been called into question after a turbulent 2017-18 season in which he clashed with manager Jose Mourin...

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Gabi confirms Man Utd offer for ideal Atleti captain Godin

August 15,2018 by squawka.com

Former Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has confirmed that Manchester United and Juventus both lodged bids for defender, Diego Godin. Gabi, who played 414 games during two spells at Atletico, as well as captaining them, is still close friends with the Uruguayan international despite leaving the club this summer. And, speaking to Diario AS (via Football Espana), the Spanish midfielder was quick t...

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Real Madrid set sights on €70million World Cup winner transfer to replace Cristiano Ronaldo

August 15,2018 by Caughtoffside.com

Real Madrid are reportedly eager to seal the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxler to replace Cristiano Ronaldo on the left-hand side of their attack this summer. The Spanish giants are yet to bring in a new big-name signing up front despite letting Ronaldo join Juventus earlier in this transfer window, which looks a risky approach as the new season begins. According to Don B...

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Real Madrid coach Lopetegui tells fans: Zidane now the past

August 15,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui insists he doesnt feel pressure living up to the legacy of Zinedine Zidane. Lopetegui is preparing for his competitive debut as Real coach ahead of the European Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid. Asked about the shadow of Zidane, he insisted: Zidane did a great job and Madrid achieved successes and that is part of the past. We want to continue consoli...

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Fabinho prepared to fight for Liverpool first team place

August 15,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Fabinho is relaxed about having to battle for a place in Liverpools midfield. The Brazilian, recruited from Monaco, is still waiting to make his competitive debut for his new club, having been an unused substitute for the 4-0 Premier League opening day win over West Ham on Sunday. Fabinho told Premier League Productions: When I came to Liverpool I knew this competition would exist in midfi...

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Messi temporarily steps down from the Argentina national team

August 15,2018 by Marca.com

Argentinas disastrous World Cup has forced Lionel Messi into a rethink and he has reportedly decided hell not play for the Albiceleste again in 2018. With Lionel Scaloni in caretaker charge, it remains to be seen wholl be the next permanent Argentina coach and now it also remains to be seen when or if Messi will be back. According to TNT Sports, the No.10 will not go the United States for...

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Ramos: Klopp wanted to explain Liverpools defeat, but it wasnt the first final hed lost

August 15,2018 by Marca.com

Mohamed Salahs injury in the Champions League final is still being talked about, with Sergio Ramos responding to Jurgen Klopps criticism of him on Tuesday. The Liverpool coach had hit out at the Spanish centre-back during the summer and Ramos understands that he was trying to find an explanation for his sides loss to Real Madrid. I have given my opinion on the matter, Ramos said when ...

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Chelsea forward compared to World Cup superstar Kylian Mbappe

August 15,2018 by Dailystar.co.uk

Hudson-Odoi, 17, impressed new Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri in pre-season and started the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City at Wembley. There is plenty of hype around the forward and former team-mate Jonathan Panzo, who left for Monaco in the summer, believes the sky is the limit. When asked who Hudson-Odoi reminds him of, Panzo told The Sun: He is maybe a little like Mbappe wit...

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Im very happy with what I have - Spalletti not desperate for Modric

August 15,2018 by fourfourtwo.com

Inter and Luciano Spalletti seem to have accepted defeat in their pursuit of Luka Modric after the coach said he is content with his squad. Luciano Spalletti is not desperate for the signing of Real Madrid star Luka Modric, adamant he is very happy with the squad he currently has at Inter. After Modrics World Cup participation concluded with Croatias defeat to France in the final, the Go...

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