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Daily Archives: May 24, 2018

Italy coach Roberto Mancini leaves door open for Gianluigi Buffon

By: AP | Published: May 25, 2018 12:27:22 am Buffon was expected to bid the national team goodbye for good in another friendly on June 4 against the Netherlands at Allianz Stadium. (Source: AP) Former Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon will still be considered if he wants to return to the national team. Buffon retired from international football in November after ...

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Former coach Vahid Halilhodzic launches lawsuit over Japan dismissal

By: vetembaste | Tokyo | Published: May 24, 2018 4:51:43 pm apanese national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo. (vetembaste) Former Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic launched a lawsuit against the country’s football association and its president Kozo Tashima on Thursday, saying he was fired illegally just two months before the World Cup. The Bosnian’s lawyer ...

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Russians to take no part in World Cup drug testing: FIFA

By: vetembaste | Published: May 24, 2018 2:05:18 pm Russia will host FIFA World Cup 2018. (File) Russians will not be involved in drug testing procedures at the World Cup as FIFA looks to reassure teams that samples cannot be tampered with, the governing body’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has told the Times newspaper. A 2016 report commissioned by ...

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Argentina has to regain confidence at World Cup, says Javier Mascherano

By: AP | Buenos Aires | Updated: May 24, 2018 8:48:58 am Argentina’s Javier Mascherano thinks his side can do better. (AP File Photo) Argentina has to get over recent disappointments in major tournaments in order to challenge for the World Cup title in Russia, defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano said Wednesday. Mascherano downplayed expectations telling reporters in the Argentine capital ...

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Napoli appoint Carlo Ancelotti in bid to end Juventus dominance

By: vetembaste | Published: May 24, 2018 12:35:17 am Ancelotti will replace Maurizio Sarri, who led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish during his three seasons in charge. (Source: vetembaste) Napoli appointed the much-travelled and hugely successful Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach on Wednesday, handing him the job of trying to end Juventus’ dominance of Serie A. ...

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