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Rafael Benitez offered for Spain coach job by Newcastle United for World Cup, says Spain federation chief


By: vetembaste | Barcelona | Published: July 31, 2018 11:37:14 pm Rafael Benitez mentioned the possibility of coaching Spain during the World Cup earlier this month. (vetembaste Photo) Newcastle United offered the Spain national team the chance to have Rafael Benitez as their coach during the 2018 World Cup after Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament, ...

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Real Madrid receive WWE Championship belt from Triple H


By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 31, 2018 8:22:16 pm Real Madrid received the WWE customised belt for winning three successive Champions League trophies. (Source: Twitter) WWE have awarded Champions League winners Real Madrid with a custom Championship belt after Zinedine Zidane led them to their third title in three years. WWE Executive Vice President Triple H felt that Real ...

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Leicester City Manager Claude Puel confident defender Harry Maguire will stay


By: vetembaste | Published: July 31, 2018 4:58:00 pm England’s Harry Maguire heads the ball during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) Defender Harry Maguire will not leave Leicester City in the current transfer window ...

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Black athlete’s injury among cases probed for racism in Italy


By: AP | Rome | Updated: July 31, 2018 9:27:43 am Emerging from a clinic with a bandage over her left eye, Daisie Osakue said she thinks she was mistaken for one of the African prostitutes who often work the street on the outskirts of Turin she was crossing. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP) A black Italian athlete was wounded ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic withdraws from MLS All-Star Game against Juventus


By: vetembaste | Published: July 30, 2018 11:27:53 pm Los Angeles Galaxy cited a heavy schedule workload for the reason Ibrahimovic pulled out. Los Angeles Galaxy star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Wednesday’s MLS All-Star Game against Italian power Juventus, the league announced. The Galaxy cited a heavy schedule workload for the reason Ibrahimovic pulled out. The team played games on Thursday ...

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FIFPro complains of insufficient break for World Cup players


By: vetembaste | Zurich | Published: July 30, 2018 11:58:25 pm FIFPro called for a mandatory break for players. Global footballers’ union FIFPro says that at least 15 World Cup players have taken part in UEFA club competitions less than four weeks after returning from Russia, leaving without a sufficient close season break. The union reiterated its call for a ...

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revives call for Bundesliga to scrap ownership rule


By: vetembaste | Berlin | Published: July 30, 2018 6:19:47 pm Bayern Munich are Bundesliga defending champions. (vetembaste Photo) Bayern Munich Chief Executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reiterated his call for the Bundesliga to scrap the so-called 50 plus one rule which effectively bars big investors from taking over clubs. The rule bars commercial investors from having more than a 49 ...

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David Luiz aiming to stay at Chelsea and flourish under Maurizio Sarri


By: vetembaste | Published: July 30, 2018 3:06:02 pm David Luiz made only 10 league appearances under former boss Antonio Conte. (vetembaste Photo) Chelsea defender David Luiz has dismissed speculation about a potential departure from the Premier League club and said he is aiming to win titles under new manager Maurizio Sarri. The 31-year-old, who rejoined Chelsea from Paris St ...

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Neymar admits exaggerated reactions at World Cup while ‘suffering on the pitch’


By: AP | Sao Paulo (brazil) | Updated: July 30, 2018 9:01:08 am Neymar reacts after falling on pitch in the match between Brazil and Mexico at World Cup 2018. (vetembaste Photo) Neymar used a sponsor’s ad to admit he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia. The video, published Sunday and broadcast ...

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India U-17 World Cup team hyped: Stephen Constantine


Written by Mihir Vasavda | Published: July 30, 2018 1:32:33 am Constantine had summoned Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Rahul KP and Rahil Ali from under-17 World Cup squad in his 34-member SAFF Cup probables list. (Source: PTI) DAYS AFTER calling up four players from last year’s under-17 World Cup squad for the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup ...

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