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Monthly Archives: August 2018

AC Milan to play Luxembourg newcomer in Europa League group 

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By: AP | Monaco | Published: August 31, 2018 8:48:57 pm Europa League Group Stage Draw – Grimaldi Forum, Monaco – August 31, 2018 Aron Winter draws AC Milan REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Seven-time European champion AC Milan’s reward for being reinstated in the Europa League includes a trip to Luxembourg. Milan, which won a Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal to ...

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No deadline day moves for Real Madrid, says Julen Lopetegui

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By: vetembaste | Madrid | Published: August 31, 2018 5:21:36 pm Real Madrid have been quiet in the transfer market by their usual standards. (File Photo) Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has said that he does not expect the club to make any deadline day moves ahead of the transfer window closing later on Friday. The European champions, who sold ...

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‘Ridiculous and embarrassing’: Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent slams UEFA for not naming him ‘Player of the Year’

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By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 31, 2018 10:27:16 am Cristiano Ronaldo was a no-show at the UEFA Awards ceremony. (Source: vetembaste) Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes on Thursday slammed UEFA’s decision to not give the Player of the Year award to the former Real Madrid forward who scored 15 goals in the Champions League and was the top scorer ...

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Liverpool-Chelsea the standout match in English League Cup

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By: AP | London | Published: August 31, 2018 8:12:40 am Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. (Source: File) Liverpool will host Chelsea in the standout match in the third round of the English League Cup. There were three other all-Premier League matches in the draw made on Thursday: Tottenham vs Watford; Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Leicester; and Everton vs Southampton. Manchester City, ...

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Luka Modric named UEFA Player of the Year ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo

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By: AP | Updated: August 31, 2018 12:25:58 am Luka Modric helped Madrid win a third straight Champions League title, and fourth in five seasons. Croatia captain Luka Modric has been voted the best player in Europe last season, edging former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah for the UEFA award. Modric helped Madrid win a ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo eyes first goal for Juventus; Inter Milan first win

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By: vetembaste | Milan | Published: August 30, 2018 9:31:52 pm Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to score his first goal for Juventus. (vetembaste Photo) World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo will try again to score his first goal for Juventus and Inter Milan will attempt to secure their first league win of the season in the weekend’s Serie A ...

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Sam Allardyce lashes out at FA over IPSO press ruling

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By: vetembaste | Published: August 30, 2018 4:34:05 pm The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) ruled in favour of the Telegraph on 22 of the 25 occasions but upheld three of Allardyce’s complaints, with the regulator noting that three major inaccuracies were present. (Source: vetembaste) Sam Allardyce has criticised the Football Association (FA) after an independent investigation on the Daily ...

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Wouldn’t have paid such a high fee for Cristiano Ronaldo, says former Juventus boss

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Published: August 30, 2018 12:32:21 pm Cristiano Ronaldo has not scored a single goal in two matches for Juventus. (Source: AP) Former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi on Wednesday told reporters that he would not have signed former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo if he was still in charge of the Italian Club. The Serie A Champions signed Ronaldo in ...

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Bengaluru FC suffer 0-2 loss, out of AFC Cup

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Updated: August 30, 2018 12:43:30 am Bengaluru FC had lost 2-3 at home in the first leg. (Source: ISL) Bengaluru FC bowed out of AFC Cup after suffering a 0-2 defeat against Altyn Asyr FK of Turkmenistan in the second leg of their Inter-Zone semifinal at the Kopetdag Stadium on Wednesday. The Turkmenistan side advanced to the next stage on 5-2 ...

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Former US captain Clint Dempsey retires

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By: vetembaste | Published: August 30, 2018 12:47:51 am Clint Dempsey has always had a knack for big goals for the US (Source: AP) Former United States captain Clint Dempsey has announced his retirement from professional soccer, his club Seattle Sounders said on Wednesday. The 35-year-old ended a 15-year career, including seven in the English Premier League with Fulham and ...

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