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Antonio Conte no longer Chelsea head coach

July 13,2018 by Skysports.com

Antonio Conte is no longer Chelsea head coach, according to Sky in Italy. Conte now appears to have left Stamford Bridge after two years at the club, although Chelsea are refusing to comment on reports he is no longer in charge. The Italian led the west London club to Premier League title glory in a successful first season at the helm but his second campaign proved far less harmonious and alth...

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Barcelona make contact with Chelsea ace Eden Hazard

July 13,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Sport says the coaching staff are enthusiastic at the chance of bringing in the Belgian star and last week the first contact between Barça and the players representatives took place. The response was positive as they confirmed that Hazard wants to leave Chelsea this summer and the chance to sign for Barcelona is something which interests the player. The door to a move away is open and ...

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Steven Gerrard wanted Rangers to kill off Europa League tie

July 13,2018 by PA

Steven Gerrard admits Rangers have only got themselves to blame for not finishing off their Europa League opener with Shkupi.The new Light Blues boss needed a stoppage-time penalty from skipper James Tavernier to give his side some breathing space ahead of next Tuesday’s return with the Macedonians as they battled to a 2-0 first-leg win.Jamie Murphy opened the scoring for Rangers midway th...

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Lennon braced for McGinn exit

July 13,2018 by PA

Neil Lennon admits John McGinn has had his head turned by the recent interest in him from Celtic.The Scotland international has been the subject of two bids from the champions, both of which have been rejected by Hibernian.McGinn was absent from the squad as Lennon’s side kicked off their Europa League qualifying campaign with a 6-1 thrashing of NSI Runavik at Easter Road, sparking concern...

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Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea move closer for ex-Napoli boss as Jorginho linked

July 12,2018 by BBC.com

Maurizio Sarri guided Napoli to second in Serie A last season Maurizio Sarri is in final negotiations with former club Napoli as he edges closer to taking charge at Chelsea, says the Serie A clubs president. Chelsea have also joined Manchester City in the race to sign Napolis £50m-rated midfielder Jorginho. Antonio Conte took charge of Chelseas pre-season training at the weekend, desp...

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England coach Southgate: There were no changes I could make

July 12,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

England coach Gareth Southgate says he was proud of his players after their World Cup semifinal defeat to Croatia. Southgates team were bidding to reach a first World Cup final for 52 years but saw their hopes ended by Mario Mandzukics 109th-minute goal. He said: “You see the supporters reaction at the end - I cant ask any more from the players. “By the end, several players ...

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Coutinho welcomes Arthur to Barcelona

July 12,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Philippe Coutinho has welcomed former Gremio midfielder Arthur to Barcelona. Coutinho, who impressed with Brazil at this summers World Cup despite their early exit, is keen to get onto the pitch with his compatriot, who he knows from the national team. He is a great player who I met once on international duty, Coutinho said. He has a big personality and a lot of quality too. You can s...

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Man Utd ace Pogba hits back at critics: You cant criticise me now

July 12,2018 by Tribalfootball.com

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has taken aim at his critics after reaching the World Cup final with France. Soaking up the plaudits ­afterwards, Pogba insisted he was not getting ahead of himself, with Sundays final still to come. But he enjoyed the chance to hit back at his haters. They can criticise me, but they cannot criticise what I do on the pitch, he said. “I hav...

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Eden Hazard: I prefer to lose with Belgium than win with France

July 12,2018 by ESPN

Hazard: Id rather lose than win with France Eden Hazard criticised Frances playing style after Belgiums 1-0 defeat in a World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, saying he would rather lose with Belgium than win with France. Belgium entered the semifinal as the tournaments leading scorers, but Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku were muted by France, who clinched their third World Cup final ap...

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Croatia reaching World Cup final a miracle - Mario Mandzukic

July 12,2018 by ESPN

Mandzukic: Reaching World Cup final a miracle Croatia hero Mario Mandzukic called reaching the World Cup final a miracle after his side beat England 2-1 in a dramatic semifinal on Wednesday. The Juventus forward scored the winner in the 109th minute to send the tiny country of just 4 million people to their first-ever World Cup final, and couldnt say enough about the historic achievement ...

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Ronaldo chose Juventus, we didnt approach him - Marotta

July 12,2018 by Goal.com

The Bianconeri completed the shock signing of the 33-year-old, but the club chief says it was the forward who started flirting firstCristiano Ronaldo made the first move to start negotiations with Juventus over his shock move from Real Madrid, chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has revealed. The 33-year-old joined the Serie A side in a move worth €100m (£88m/$117m) plus €12m (&...

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Xherdan Shaqiri: Liverpool in talks to sign Stoke forward

July 12,2018 by BBC.com

Liverpool are in talks to sign Stokes Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri and could trigger his release clause, believed to be more than £13m. The 26-year-old scored against Serbia at the World Cup as Switzerland reached the last 16, where they lost to Sweden. Shaqiri joined Stoke from Inter Milan in August 2015 for a club record fee of £12m. He was the Potters top scorer last s...

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Englands World Cup is over but Gareth Southgates team gave us a summer to cherish

July 12,2018 by Skysports.com

Gareth Southgate took England further than expected The heatwave is over. The hot summer romance with Russia 2018 has ended in a brutal, painful defeat to Croatia and the heart-breaking realisation that no, its not coming home. The final 11 minutes of extra-time, after Mario Mandzukic had put his side 2-1 up, felt like a slow death; those squandered first-half chances seemed like a lifetime a...

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Croatia 2 England 1 (aet): Mandzukic strike sets up World Cup final with France

July 12,2018 by Goal.com

Croatia will face France in the final of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow after scraping past England 2-1 in extra time on Wednesday. Mario Mandzukics extra-time strike completed an impressive turnaround as Croatia beat England 2-1 in Moscow to reach the World Cup final for the first time in their history. England made an electric start with Kieran Trippiers early goal and for a large period o...

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Heartbreak for England as World Cup dream is over

July 12,2018 by PA

England’s World Cup dreams came to a crushing end after Croatia rallied to prevent Gareth Southgate’s men reaching the country’s first final in 52 years.Football will not be coming home at the end of an extraordinary summer after the Three Lions’ hopes of replicating the heroes of 1966 were extinguished in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium semi-final.Kieran Trippier&rs...

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Gareth Bales Real Madrid future unclear, says Chris Coleman

July 11,2018 by Skysports.com

Chris Coleman is not sure if Gareth Bale will still be at Real Madrid next season, but believes the 28-year-old has played his part in the clubs success. With Cristiano Ronaldo completing his move from Real to Juventus on Tuesday, Bale could play a more vital role at the Bernabeu next season. The Wales international scored twice, including a stunning overhead kick, in their 3-1 Champions Le...

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Chelsea fear Real Madrid will swoop for Eden Hazard as Cristiano Ronaldo replacement after £99m Juventus move

July 11,2018 by Thesun.co.uk

CHELSEA  fear  Real  Madrid will swoop for Eden Hazard after Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus in a £99million move. The Spaniards put Belgian ace Hazard, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at the top of their hit-list. Eden Hazard could be on his way to Real Madrid And Hazard signalled his willingness to join La Liga by confirming it was his dream to wear that famous white shirt. Hazard had pr...

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Emre Can: Why I chose Juventus ahead of Liverpool and a lot of rival offers

July 11,2018 by squawka.com

Emre Can has revealed his reasons for joining Juventus, suggesting the move was not due to a clash with his former Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp. The German midfielder recently completed a free transfer to the Italian giants from Liverpool. Can, who was left out of Germanys doomed World Cup squad after an injury-riddled season on Merseyside, was speaking for the first time as a Juventus p...

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England vs Croatia: Four key duels set to decide who reaches the 2018 World Cup final

July 11,2018 by squawka.com

England vs Croatia takes place tomorrow, as both teams vy for a spot in the final of the 2018 World Cup. For England, tomorrow is their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 and their second ever semi-final on foreign soil. Gareth Southgate has created an exciting young squad, built upon an attractive style of play and a fearless attitude rarely seen from English sides in international footbal...

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