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Daily Archives: July 4, 2019

Dutch great Arjen Robben announces retirement from football


Arjen Robben joined Bayern Munich from Real Madrid in 2009 (File Photo) Arjen Robben has retired from football, foregoing the chance for a few more seasons in his native Netherlands, the 35-year-old Dutch international said on Thursday. “I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last weeks. As everyone knows I have taken time after my last game at ...

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Manchester City sign Spanish midfielder Rodri in club record deal


Rodri is moving from Atletico Madrid to Manchester City (File Photo) Premier League champions Manchester City smashed their transfer record on Thursday with the signing of Spanish international midfielder Rodri on a five-year deal from Atletico Madrid. The La Liga club announced on Wednesday that City had paid a 70 million euro ($79 million) buyout clause for the tall 23-year-old. ...

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Frank Lampard returns to Chelsea as manager after impressive Derby County audition


Frank Lampard was appointed as the head coach of Chelsea on a three-year contract. (AP Photo) Chelsea appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager on Thursday, as owner Roman Abramovich turned to a familiar face rather than an experienced hand to replace Maurizio Sarri and lead the club into a new era. Lampard, adored by Chelsea fans as the heart ...

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Netherlands reach first Women’s World Cup final, will face US


Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius is tackled by Netherlands’ Merel Van Dongen during the semifinal soccer match between the nations. (AP Photo) When Jackie Groenen received the ball, even though she was outside the penalty area, the Dutch midfielder knew she had to seize her opening. It was 99 minutes into a grueling Women’s World Cup semifinal, and neither the Netherlands nor ...

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Atletico Madrid sign Joao Felix from Benfica for 126 million euros


Joao Felix, 19 years old, is now the fourth most expensive player of all time (vetembaste Photo) Atletico Madrid signed 19-year-old striker Joao Felix from Benfica on Wednesday for 126 million euros ($142 million), making him the fourth most expensive player of all time. Both clubs announced the deal, with the Spanish La Liga team saying they were taking him ...

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