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No agreement between Man Utd and Juventus for Paul Pogba, says agent

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Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has denied reports that a deal has been struck between Manchester United and Juventus for the transfer of the French midfielder.

According to several sources, the 23-year-old is on the verge of returning to Old Trafford this summer after both the clubs reached an agreement on Thursday, with an offer of €110 million reportedly accepted by Juventus to sanction Pogba’s sale.

Photo: Manchester United launch third kit for 2016-17 season

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Manchester United have launched their third kit for the 2016-17 season on 29 July, Friday.

The Red Devils' kit manufacturer adidas have manufactured the kit as they head into the second year of 10-year contract, which is worth £750 million. They have taken inspiration from the club's early years as Newton Heath LYR Football Club for the third kit.

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Guatemala’s ex-chief pleads guilty in NY

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New York (AFP) Guatemala's former football chief pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to racketeering and wire fraud conspiracies in connection with the unprecedented FIFA corruption scandal rocking world soccer.

Brayan Jimenez, 62, negotiated and accepted bribes worth hundreds of thousands of dollarsin awarding media and marketing rights for his country's qualifier matches for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, prosecutors said.

Guatemala’s ex-chief pleads guilty in NY

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New York (AFP) Guatemala's former football chief pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to racketeering and wire fraud conspiracies in connection with the unprecedented FIFA corruption scandal rocking world soccer.

Brayan Jimenez, 62, negotiated and accepted bribes worth hundreds of thousands of dollarsin awarding media and marketing rights for his country's qualifier matches for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, prosecutors said.

Argentina fútbol Juegos Olímpicos

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La selección argentina de fútbol participará por octava vez en los Juegos Olímpicos. Este es el repaso a los 32 partidos que ha jugado desde 1928.
La estadística resume 22 victorias, 5 empates y 5 derrotas, con un saldo de goles de 79 a favor y 30 en contra.
Pero lo más destacado está en los cuatro podios, con dos medallas de oro (Atenas 2004 y Beijing 2008) y dos de plata (Amsterdam 1928 y Atlanta 1996).

Nicolas Lodeiro’s attacking prowess gives the Sounders many tactical options

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Working wide or central, Nicolas Lodeiro's work rate defines what he can bring to the table

Between the $6M transfer fee and the Designated Player tag attached to Nicolas Lodeiro, expectations are high for the Sounders newest — well, technically 2nd newest — addition. The Uruguayan playmaker has a pedigree better than most in MLS and coming straight from being one of Boca Juniors most influential players to the Sounders in many ways represents a paradigm shift for MLS.

Football: Guatemala’s ex-chief pleads guilty in NY

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New York (AFP) Guatemala's former football chief pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to racketeering and wire fraud conspiracies in connection with the unprecedented FIFA corruption scandal rocking world soccer.

Brayan Jimenez, 62, negotiated and accepted bribes worth hundreds of thousands of dollarsin awarding media and marketing rights for his country's qualifier matches for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, prosecutors said.

Football: Guatemala’s ex-chief pleads guilty in NY

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New York (AFP) Guatemala's former football chief pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to racketeering and wire fraud conspiracies in connection with the unprecedented FIFA corruption scandal rocking world soccer.

Brayan Jimenez, 62, negotiated and accepted bribes worth hundreds of thousands of dollarsin awarding media and marketing rights for his country's qualifier matches for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, prosecutors said.

Ibrahimovic delighted to make United debut in front of fellow Swedes

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Veteran Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he is delighted his compatriots will get to see the moment 'everyone has been waiting for', namely his debut for new club Manchester United in his homeland on Saturday.

Ibrahimovic will lead United's frontline in the pre-season friendly with Turkish side Galatasaray in Gothenburg, Sweden, after missing the club's trip to China.

Ibrahimovic delighted to make United debut in front of fellow Swedes

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Veteran Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he is delighted his compatriots will get to see the moment 'everyone has been waiting for', namely his debut for new club Manchester United in his homeland on Saturday.

Ibrahimovic will lead United's frontline in the pre-season friendly with Turkish side Galatasaray in Gothenburg, Sweden, after missing the club's trip to China.

Does Holding performance mean Arsenal don’t need a new centre-back?

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The ex-Bolton youngster Rob Holding made his debut for Arsenal last night against the MLS All-Stars, and he has been universally praised by everyone who saw the game, despite his tender years and his unbelievably low transfer fee. His arrival at the Emirates was perfectly timed as our BFG Per Mertesacker was immediately ruled out [.

Soccer TV: Celtic vs Barcelona

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Celtic plays Barcelona in Glasgow as part of a full day of coverage of the International Champions Cup and MLS is back on Fox.

“Xhaka could be signing of the season!” – How Arsenal Twitter reacted to Granit’s performance

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Guatemala’s ex chief pleads guilty in NY

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New York (AFP) Guatemala's former football chief pleaded guilty in New York on Friday in connection with the FIFA corruption scandal rocking world football, months after being extradited to the United States.

Brayan Jimenez, 62, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy in connection with bribes received in exchange for awarding media and marketing rights to FIFA World Cup qualifier matches, prosecutors said.

Guatemala’s ex chief pleads guilty in NY

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New York (AFP) Guatemala's former football chief pleaded guilty in New York on Friday in connection with the FIFA corruption scandal rocking world football, months after being extradited to the United States.

Brayan Jimenez, 62, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy in connection with bribes received in exchange for awarding media and marketing rights to FIFA World Cup qualifier matches, prosecutors said.

Leon Britton is planning for the future while playing a key role for Swansea City

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While Swansea City was on their US tour this month, World Soccer Talk had a chance to speak with Swansea City legend Leon Britton to discuss his future at the club.

Last season, the gifted midfielder began the season with a focus on helping train Swansea'su14 academy team. While the u14's showedlots of promise, Britton has also been impressed by the youngerplayerswho are trying to break into the first team.

Leon Britton is planning for the future while playing a key role for Swansea City

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While Swansea City was on their US tour this month, World Soccer Talk had a chance to speak with Swansea City legend Leon Britton to discuss his future at the club.

Last season, the gifted midfielder began the season with a focus on helping train Swansea'su14 academy team. While the u14's showedlots of promise, Britton has also been impressed by the youngerplayerswho are trying to break into the first team.

Man United target Pogba not a done deal – agent

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Paris (AFP) No deal has been reached between Juventus and Manchester United concerning the touted transfer of French international Paul Pogba, the player's agent Mino Raiola insisted Friday.

"Journalist = parrots. No deal done between clubs," Raiola wrote on Twitter. "It's a game between Italy press and UK press who announce it first and who is worse.

Man United target Pogba not a done deal – agent

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Paris (AFP) No deal has been reached between Juventus and Manchester United concerning the touted transfer of French international Paul Pogba, the player's agent Mino Raiola insisted Friday.

"Journalist = parrots. No deal done between clubs," Raiola wrote on Twitter. "It's a game between Italy press and UK press who announce it first and who is worse.

Saints loan Argentina ‘keeper Gazzaniga to Rayo Vallecano

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London (AFP) Argentinian goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga will play second tier Spanish football this season after being sent on loan to Rayo Vallecano by his Premier League club Southampton on Friday.

The 24-year-old who has played just 21 times in the Premier League for Saints since the move he described as a 'dream' saw him join from Gillingham in 2012 already has experience of Spanish football having spent four years at the Valencia academy.

Saints loan Argentina ‘keeper Gazzaniga to Rayo Vallecano

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London (AFP) Argentinian goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga will play second tier Spanish football this season after being sent on loan to Rayo Vallecano by his Premier League club Southampton on Friday.

The 24-year-old who has played just 21 times in the Premier League for Saints since the move he described as a 'dream' saw him join from Gillingham in 2012 already has experience of Spanish football having spent four years at the Valencia academy.

NASL Fall Season Week 5: A Look Ahead

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An unlikely Fall Season leader will look to further their push towards the postseason, while the New York Cosmos are in need of a bounceback performance following several setbacks.

Rayo OKC has emerged as the Fall Season leader through their first six games, but with an extra game played, the first-year franchise will need to keep up the pace in Saturday's clash with Minnesota United.

Ranieri sets survival target for champions Leicester

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Los Angeles (AFP) With a first Premier League title under their belts and a place secured among Europe's footballing elite, Leicester City could be forgiven for expecting the silverware to just keep coming.

But the Foxes' Italian boss Claudio Ranieri is keeping his players' feet firmly on the ground, insisting the goal for 2016-17 remains the same as 12 months earlier avoiding relegation.

Ranieri sets survival target for champions Leicester

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Los Angeles (AFP) With a first Premier League title under their belts and a place secured among Europe's footballing elite, Leicester City could be forgiven for expecting the silverware to just keep coming.

But the Foxes' Italian boss Claudio Ranieri is keeping his players' feet firmly on the ground, insisting the goal for 2016-17 remains the same as 12 months earlier avoiding relegation.

Some Soccer News for Jul 29, 2016

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It's Day 211 of 2016.


The frightening story of Chris Rolfe's latest battle with concussions. The DC United attacking midfielder has not played since April, and is a long way from taking the field again. By Steven Goff of the Washington Post.
  • Teammate Patrick Nyarko has suffered 2 concussions this season and just returned to playing.

Brazil coach hails ‘huge-hearted’ captain Neymar

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Barcelona superstar Neymar was hailed as "a good guy with a huge heart" after being named captain of the Brazil Olympic team on Thursday.

Coach Rogerio Micale admitted that appointing the international star as skipper was an easy decision to make for a team who have never won football gold at the Olympics.

Brazil coach hails ‘huge-hearted’ captain Neymar

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Barcelona superstar Neymar was hailed as "a good guy with a huge heart" after being named captain of the Brazil Olympic team on Thursday.

Coach Rogerio Micale admitted that appointing the international star as skipper was an easy decision to make for a team who have never won football gold at the Olympics.

Tally Hall retires, reportedly to move into law enforcement

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The veteran shot-stopper is apparently going to become a crime-stopper

D.C. United goalkeeper Tally Hall has retired from soccer, corroborating reports from earlier today. This development was first reported by the Washington Post's Steve Goff this morning, and has since been confirmed by the club.

Kolo Toure to miss Barcelona friendly

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London (AFP) Kolo Toure will miss Celtic's friendly with Spanish giants Barcelona in Dublin on Saturday but could play for his new club in next week's key Champions League tie against Astana.

The 35-year-old Ivory Coast centre-back, formerly with Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool has yet to feature for his new side since joining the Glasgow club last week.

Kolo Toure to miss Barcelona friendly

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London (AFP) Kolo Toure will miss Celtic's friendly with Spanish giants Barcelona in Dublin on Saturday but could play for his new club in next week's key Champions League tie against Astana.

The 35-year-old Ivory Coast centre-back, formerly with Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool has yet to feature for his new side since joining the Glasgow club last week.

Amateur notes: Bavarians top Croatians for second straight Major title

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Luis Suarez played a small role in getting Nicolas Lodeiro to Sounders

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Suarez helped translate for Lodeiro at one point during the recruiting process.

The wooing process of Nicolas Lodeiro was probably the most involved in Seattle Sounders history. Considering some of the previous transfer sagas — from Obafemi Martins to Clint Dempsey to Roman Torres — that's saying something.

Paul Pogba ‘Completes Move’ To Manchester United

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It threatened to drag on all summer but by all accounts Paul Pogba's return to Manchester United has finally been completed. The former United player will return to Old Trafford as part of a record-breaking £112m deal that makes him the most expensive football player in history.

As part of the deal, Juventus will receive a bonus payment should the French ace renew his United contract and another should he win the Ballon d'Or.

DIEGO SIMEONE - BEST COACH 2016

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Whatever Arsenal do, it’s never enough!

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You would think that Arsene Wenger reads Justarsenal.com, as no-one knows better than us that there are a certain percentage of Arsenal fans that will call for Le Prof to be sacked unless we win every single game in every single competition we enter! The criticism seems to increase year on year, and you can [.

Sign up for 2016-17 Fantasy Premier League and join the World Soccer Talk private league

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Registration is now open for the 2016-17Fantasy Premier League season. The game is free to play. And, if you like, you can join the World Soccer Talk private league.

Here's how to join the World Soccer Talk private league today:

1. Visit theFantasy Premier League siteand log in
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Sign up for 2016-17 Fantasy Premier League and join the World Soccer Talk private league

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Registration is now open for the 2016-17Fantasy Premier League season. The game is free to play. And, if you like, you can join the World Soccer Talk private league.

Here's how to join the World Soccer Talk private league today:

1. Visit theFantasy Premier League siteand log in
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A new chapter for Brad Guzan

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Brad Guzan's move to Middlesbrough keeps him in the Premier League but it isn't straightforward. Guzan faces intense pressure for playing time.

MLS Ticker: Hall, Ridgewell, Pirlo and more

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An MLS veteran is set to move on to his next career, while several stars feel the fallout of Thursday night's All-Star Game.

Veteran goalkeeper Tally Hall is reportedly set to retire from professional soccer to begin a career in law enforcement.

Seattle Sounders vs. Sporting Kansas City: Player ratings

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The one where everyone sucks and the coach gets fired.

Last weekend the Sounders went to Kansas and turned in their worst performance of the year, and one of the worst Sounders games I've ever seen. Out-maneuvered tactically from the opening kick, the team struggled to get any rhythm, and when they got behind, they folded miserably instead of fighting.

Leicester’s Andy King signs new contract

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London (AFP) Welsh international midfielder Andy King signed a new four year contract with the only club he has played for Premier League champions Leicester City on Friday.

The 27-year-old who is the only player in the Premier League era to have won the league titles in the top three tiers joins England striker Jamie Vardy in committing to the Foxes since their stunning title win.

Leicester’s Andy King signs new contract

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London (AFP) Welsh international midfielder Andy King signed a new four year contract with the only club he has played for Premier League champions Leicester City on Friday.

The 27-year-old who is the only player in the Premier League era to have won the league titles in the top three tiers joins England striker Jamie Vardy in committing to the Foxes since their stunning title win.

Argentina ‘need Messi’, says acting FA chief

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Buenos Aires (AFP) The acting head of Argentina's FA, Armando Perez, insisted he would do all he could to lure Lionel Messi out of international retirement during an upcoming visit to the Barcelona superstar in Spain.

"We need Messi," Perez stressed to AFP on Friday, with Argentina left in shock after the five-time world player of the year announced his retirement following a penalty shootout defeat to defending champions Chile in last month's Copa America Centenario final.

Argentina ‘need Messi’, says acting FA chief

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Buenos Aires (AFP) The acting head of Argentina's FA, Armando Perez, insisted he would do all he could to lure Lionel Messi out of international retirement during an upcoming visit to the Barcelona superstar in Spain.

"We need Messi," Perez stressed to AFP on Friday, with Argentina left in shock after the five-time world player of the year announced his retirement following a penalty shootout defeat to defending champions Chile in last month's Copa America Centenario final.

Club notes: FC Wisconsin's Wandt part of ECNL/id2 National Camp

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Vermes Denies Latest Dwyer to Greece Rumors

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The Dom Dwyer to Greece rumors continue while Sporting Kansas City continues to deny them. The latest reports do seem a little dubious though as The Blue Testament reports. The front page of a Greek newspaper reported that Kansas City had supposedly accepted a 4.5 million Euro deal ($5 million US) from Olympiakos and is just waiting on Dwyer to approve the move.

Man Utd star’s brother takes aim at his ex

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A photo posted by Johan Martial (@jomartial971) on Jul 29, 2016 at 4:21am PDT Manchester United striker Anthony Martial's brother has taken to...

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Di Matteo resigned to Gana joining Everton

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London (AFP) Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo has said he expects Idrissa Gana to join Everton after the Premier League club triggered a £7.1 million ($9.4 million, 8.4 million euros) release clause in the Senegal midfielder's contract.

The clause expires at the end of the transfer window but Everton are the only club to have so far launched an official bid.

Di Matteo resigned to Gana joining Everton

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London (AFP) Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo has said he expects Idrissa Gana to join Everton after the Premier League club triggered a £7.1 million ($9.4 million, 8.4 million euros) release clause in the Senegal midfielder's contract.

The clause expires at the end of the transfer window but Everton are the only club to have so far launched an official bid.

Nigeria football legend Keshi buried devoid of promised fanfare

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Abuja (AFP) Former Nigeria skipper and coach Stephen Keshi has been laid to rest in his village of Ilah, southern Nigeria, Friday afternoon, but without the fanfare promised by the country's government.

Keshi, 54, died on June 8 in Benin City.

However, it was not the state funeral that the Nigerian government first promised with oil-rich Delta State and Keshi's family organising his final passage beginning with a number of events on Thursday.