SoccerLens Archives for January 2016

Ibrahimovic confirms he will join Manchester United

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed his widely anticipated move to Manchester United this summer by posting an image on his official twitter account.

The former Paris Saint Germain striker posted a picture on the social media website with Man Utd’s club logo and a caption, ‘Time to let the world know.

Copa America Champions Chile Could Face Euro 2016 Winner

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Copa America 2016 Champions Chile could face a one-off match with the Euro 2016 winner in the coming months. Although nothing has been decided yet, but chances are high that a one-off game will take place.

At first, hardly anyone took it seriously when CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez proposed the option for a match to be played between the Copa America champions and the Euro 2016 winners, but now it seems efforts are bring made to put the plans into action.

Wales vs Belgium: Chelsea winger to return from injury, Manchester United star to miss out, Possible starting XI, Live stream

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: Friday, 1st July 2016

Time: 20:00 BST

Venue: Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille

Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

Last time when Wales were in the quarterfinals of a major tournament, it was in the 1958 World Cup.

Real Madrid star to score the opening goal? Poland vs Portugal: Predicted XI, betting odds, live stream

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kickoff: 20:00 BST

Venue: Stade Velodrome in Marseille

Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

All eyes will be on two great forwards of the modern era – Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski – when Poland meet Portugal on Thursday at Stade Velodrome.

Chelsea News: Club record transfer close to completion; Manager confirms attacker's medical

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Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has confirmed that Michy Batshuayi was permitted to leave the training camp in order to undergo his Chelsea medical.

The player left Belgium’s training camp just outside Bordeaux to undergo a medical examination at a nearby hospital.

Wilmots allowed Batshuayi to undergo the medical after a request from Marseille.

Lukaku: Manchester United's £94m target better than Chelsea superstar

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Belgium defender Jordan Lukaku, brother of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, believes that Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is a better player than his national team skipper Eden Hazard.

Jordan, 21, plays as a left-back for Oostende and is a member of 23-man Belgium squad for Euro 2016, although he has yet to feature in the tournament so far.

Why £33m midfielder will be a terrific signing for Man Utd

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Manchester United are on the verge of signing one of Europe’s top playmakers if reports are anything to go by.

We reported earlier this week that the Red Devils are closing in on the Borussia Dortmund attacker, with the latest reports suggesting that the German Bundesliga side have accepted a £33 million bid from the Premier League giants.

Brazil squad: Chelsea's €42m target, Anderson, Barcelona duo included in Olympic lineup

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After a disappointing Copa America Centenario campaign, Brazil now turn their attention towards winning the gold medal in Olympic on their home soil.

Two years after their devastating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-final, Brazil are looking to bring smile back to the home supporters with a gold medal to their three silver medals, two bronze and five World Cup titles already.

Euro 2016: Who will Survive the Exodus after Spain’s Elimination?

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Italy’s 2-0 win over Spain in the last 16 of Euro 2016 spelled the end for Vicente del Bosque’s side in the competition, with many even hailing the defeat as the end for La Roja’s ‘Golden Generation’ after successive major international tournament failures.

The manner in which Antonio Conte’s Italy dominated the Spanish at the Stade de France in Paris on Monday was testament to the fact that Spain have lost the fear factor which helped them to successive European Championships in 2008 and 2012, as well as their first ever World Cup in 2014.

Barcelona failed with €80m Dybala move

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La Liga giants Barcelona failed with a mega-money bid for Juventus’ star striker Paulo Dybala earlier this summer, the player’s agent has revealed.

The 22-year-old joined the Turin club last summer from Palermo for a reported fee of €40 million, providing nine assists and netting 19 league goals this campaign to become Serie A’s second highest goal scorer.

Top quality European star joining Man Utd, reveals move with text message

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s transfer to Manchester United should be made official soon.

The Armenian midfielder will join Jose Mourinho’s team after turning down a new contract at the Westfalenstadion.

Mkhitaryan has 12 months left on his current contract and could leave on a free next summer.

Versatile forward completes Liverpool transfer; Five year deal agreed

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Liverpool striker Jerome Sinclair has agreed to leave the Anfield giants for Watford.

The highly talented young striker was out of contract at the end of June and has now agreed to join the Hornets.

OFFICIAL: Jerome Sinclair has signed a five-year deal with #watfordfc.

Euro 2016: Ronaldo vs Lewandowski - The battle of two great forwards

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When Poland take on Portugal in the first quarterfinal at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, the whole world will keep an eye on two of the finest forwards of this generation, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski.

Ronaldo started his career as a winger who operated mainly from the right. He had (and still has) a frightening pace and used to torment defenders with his dazzling skills.

Portugal vs Poland, Euro 2016 Quarter-Final: Three Key Battles

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Portugal will play Poland at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille in the first of the four quarter-final ties at Euro 2016 in France, with a semi-final against either Wales or Belgium up for grabs for the winner.

Both sides failed to win their respective Euro groups in the first round, with Poland finishing second behind fellow quarter-finalists Germany in Group C and Portugal qualifying as one of the best third-placed teams, with both Hungary and Iceland above them in Group F.

Not Mkhitaryan: Mourinho to seal another huge Man Utd transfer; Global star will sign on Friday

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Manchester United will complete the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer this week.

The Swedish striker’s current Paris Saint-Germain deal expires on Thursday and he will sign for Jose Mourinho’s side the day after.

A deal for the Ligue 1 star was agreed weeks ago, but Ibrahimovic chose to delay the move because of a loyalty bonus from the French club if he does not join another club before his contract runs out.

5 Candidates For Next England Manager

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England are gone from the Euros, so is Roy Hodgson from his managerial acme. There really aren’t any excuses at all for getting beaten by little Iceland, never mind on a stage as big as the European Championship.

Now with Hodgson gone, the FA’s triple heads of Martin Glenn, David Gill and Dan Ashworth are in a not-too-irregular position of choosing the next manager of the England national football team.

Major transfer blow for Chelsea; Barcelona agree deal to sign Conte's defensive target

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Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign the highly talented French defender Samuel Umtiti.

The 22 year old centre back was a target for Chelsea as well.

According to L’Equipe, the Spanish champions will pay Lyon a fee of around 30 million Euros for the defender and Umtiti will sign a five year contract with Barcelona once the Euros are over.

Chelsea agree deal for award winning Dutchman; Midfielder completes move

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Chelsea full back Nathan Ake will join Bournemouth on loan for the 2016/17 Premier League season.

The highly talented 21 year old can play as a defensive midfielder as well as a left back. Ake spent last season on loan at Watford and impressed with his maturity and attitude.

The Dutch midfielder was rewarded was the Watford young player of the year award at the end of last season.

Chelsea star, Manchester United defender, Cazorla & other sofa stars of Euro 2016

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Euro 2016 is now well underway and the drama is building with every match played, making it all but impossible to predict the Euro 2016 odds. However, for some of Europe’s most talented players this is a bittersweet time, even if their teams are storming the tournament. That’s because many great footballers simply haven’t made it to France thanks to injury, personal disagreements or simply being omitted from their national squads.

Atletico Madrid and Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain rejects Napoli contract

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Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain’s agent has claimed that the Argentine will not renew his contract with the Italian club and is open to leave the club this summer.

Higuain is a subject of interest from a host of European clubs including Atletico Madrid and Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool.

Liverpool agree fee for PL star; Club official confirms transfer will be official soon

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been linked with a move away from Anfield this summer.

The Slovakian defender has fallen out of favour with the new Reds manager Jurgen Klopp and will continue his career elsewhere.

Skrtel will complete his transfer to the Turkish giants Fenerbahce later this week according to Liverpool Echo.

Club record deal agreed for Conte's first Chelsea signing; Player arriving for medical

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Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is heading to Chelsea this summer after the Londoners agreed a deal worth 40 million Euros for the Marseille star.

Batshuayi turned down a move to Crystal Palace after the Eagles had a bid accepted for him earlier this week.

The highly talented young striker has had a sensational season in Ligue 1 and has attracted a lot of interest from the likes of West Ham United, Juventus and Palace.

Manchester United's £95m target, West Ham forward feature in Euro best XI

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44 of the 51 games at Euro 2016 have been played so far as the tournament heads into its final 11 days with the first quarter-final taking place on Thursday.

A number of players have put their name on the map, others increasing their transfer value, whilst some have been big disappointments.

What’s next for the England national team?

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Following England’s deplorable defeat to Iceland on Monday, knocking them out of the Euro competition, manager Roy Hodgson stepped down as the leader of the Three Lions. The decision by the 68-year-old former Liverpool, Fulham and West Brom manager was met with little surprise, especially considering that Hodgson’s contract was set to expire after the conclusion of the tournament.

Mourinho seals club record move for 19 goal attacker; Announcement next week

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s move to Manchester United is close to completion.

Borussia Dortmund have agreed to sell their Armenian playmaker after receiving a club record fee from Manchester United.

The Premier League giants have offered 42 million Euros for Mkhitaryan’s services. Dortmund’s previous record sale was that of their captain Mats Hummels to Bayern Munich this summer.

Success for Iceland and Wales – Now For Their Club Sides

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Are you a fan of the official Euro 2016 anthem? You’ve heard it by now, probably in the form of a “special goal celebration music edit that will be played in stadiums every time a goal is scored”. The lyrics are quite optimistic, Zara Larsson insists that “We’re in this together…We stand strong together/We’re in this forever”.

Belgium Defender wants Chelsea's £33m target to join Tottenham

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Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says Michy Batshuayi, his national teammate, will be a good addition for London outfit Tottenham Hotspur.

The 22-year-old Marseille forward is considered as a top young talent and several Premier League clubs are vying for his signature, including the likes of Crystal Palace and Chelsea.

What will €40m signing Michy Batshuayi bring to Chelsea?

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Chelsea have all but sealed a deal for their first summer signing. It was announced today that the Blues have agreed a €40 million fee to sign striker Michy Batshuayi from Olympique Marseille. The Belgian will undergo a medical today before officially being announced as Antonio Conte’s first signing at Stamford Bridge.

Euro 2016: Manager defends Manchester United's £65m target, update on Chelsea winger's injury

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Eden Hazard produced arguably the best individual performance of Euro 2016 on Sunday as Belgium eased into the last eight of the competition, beating Hungary 4-0 without dropping a sweat.

Marc Wilmots was heavily criticised after Belgium’s 2-0 opening day defeat to Italy. It was justified.

Chelsea Roundup: Blues agree deal for striker; Conte set for transfer talks with PL midfielder

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is set for showdown talks with the new manager Antonio Conte regarding his future at the club.

The Nigerian defensive midfielder has been a bit part player for the Blues ever since he joined them and is keen on getting some first team action at this stage of his career.

Euro 2016 Best and Worst Fans

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Euro 2016’s Best (and worst) Fans So Far

We’re only just into the quarter finals, and already some pundits are naming Euro 2016 as one of the worst tournaments in recent memory. Many of the teams tipped for glory before the championships haven’t turned up, and although big names like Germany and France are through to the quarters, the football they’ve played along the way has been surprisingly pedestrian.

Euro 2016 Talking Points: Who Will Win the Race for the Golden Boot?

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The final last 16 tie of Euro 2016 ended on Monday evening with England beaten 2-1 by underdogs Iceland in Nice. It was a horrific night for Roy Hodgson and his men with not only a premature elimination to deal with, but also one of the most embarrassing defeats in the history of the English national team.

England 1-2 Iceland: 3 observations from Brexit 2.0

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It’s been quite the week for England. On Thursday, the country voted to leave the European Union. Considering the polls before the referendum, that result was shocking enough. But, at least half the population got what they want.

What happened yesterday night though, was beyond anyone’s imagination.

Man Utd close to sign Mkhitaryan, Dortmund confirms

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Manchester United are close to completing deal for Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the German club’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke hinted on Tuesday.

The Armenian skipper appears to be closing in to become Jose Mourinho’s second signing at Old Trafford after Dortmund reportedly agreed a £26.

Manchester United star misfires as England humiliated in Euro 2016 exit

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England have suffered their most embarrassing defeat in history as they were eliminated from Euro 2016 by debutants Iceland last night.

The Nordic country came from behind to win 2-1 in Nice with all the goals coming in the opening 18 minutes.

Wayne Rooney had given England the lead after only four minutes from the penalty spot after goalkeeper Hannes Þór Halldórsson had brought down Raheem Sterling.

Wenger wants world class South American talent; Forward as talented as Neymar

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Arsene Wenger is exploring other targets after failing in an attempt to sign the England international Jamie Vardy.

The Gunners are determined to sign a striker this summer and the likes of Lacazette and Gabigol are all being looked at.

Earlier there were reports that Wenger is set to meet the representatives of the French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

22 goals & 30 assists last season: Attacker from La Liga club visits UK for Man Utd transfer talks

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Manchester United are looking to sign the 14 year old Valencia attacker Ferhat Cogalan.

The Old Trafford outfit have invited the young forward to Carrington for talks regarding a transfer.

The young attacker has scored 22 goals and has provided 30 assists for the Valencia youth team last season.

Pep beats Mourinho to winger; Chelsea bid confirmed for Euro 2016 star; Barcelona want PL defender

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With the Copa America done and dusted and Euro 2016 nearing its completion, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Euro 2016 Quarter-Final Schedule: Dates, Times, Venues and Live Stream

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After a pulsating round of 16 games, we now move into the quarterfinals.

Germany and Belgium won their games convincingly beating Slovakia 3-0 and Hungary 4-0 respectively. Poland rode their slice of luck beating Switzerland 5-4 on penalties, while France came from behind to beat Ireland 2-1.

PHOTO: Star pictured in Liverpool kit after completing medical; Shirt number revealed

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Southampton forward Sadio Mane has completed his move to Liverpool football club.

The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term contract after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms at Melwood. He will officially become registered as a Reds player on July 1.

It’s a done deal – #SadioSigns!

Paris Saint-Germain and Laurent Blanc part ways

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Laurent Blanc has left his job as the head coach of Paris Saint-Germain to end his three-year spell in the French capital, the club announced on Monday.

Failure to progress in the Champions League ultimately enforced the mega-rich club owners to end the former Barcelona and Manchester United defender’s tenure, who won three Ligue 1 titles in as many seasons during his time at the French outfit.

Italy vs Spain: Chelsea star vs Roma midfielder and other Key battles

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Italy will take on Spain on Monday in the last 16 of Euro 2016 at the Stade de France in Paris. Certainly the tie of the round, the match will be a repeat of the 2012 European Championships final in Kiev where Vicente Del Bosque’s side ran out 4-0 winners over the Azzurri.

A lot has changed in the last four years, with Spain enduring a dismal 2014 World Cup run which saw them eliminated in the Group Stages.

Chelsea superstar unplayable as Belgium romp past Hungary

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Eden Hazard scored and set up another as Belgium thrashed Hungary 4-0 in their second round match at Euro 2016 on Sunday.

Goals from Toby Alderweireld, Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard and Yannick Carrasco saw Belgium become the first team to score four goals in a single game at this summer’s tournament.

Alvaro Morata alerts Man Utd and Chelsea

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Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has hinted that he may leave Real Madrid this summer immediately after returning to the Spanish giants to join a club that ‘makes him feel important’.

Real Madrid activated the buy-back clause in the striker’s contract with Juventus to re-sign him within two years after he left for the Turin club in 2014.

Arsenal star wins his second major trophy, Messi left in tears as Chile win Copa America Final

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Chile waited 99 years to lift their first major trophy. They now have two back to back Copa America titles. Lionel Messi missed a penalty and Claudio Bravo pulled off a great save off Lucas Biglia as Chile held their nerves to win the trophy after 120 minutes of goalless football at Metlife stadium in New Jersey.

Barcelona superstar retires from international football after Copa America defeat

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When Francisco Silva scored the winning penalty for Chile, Lionel Messi was seen kneeling on to the ground hiding his face, probably crying as well. He sat alone on the dugout bench with a look of a lost man. The five times Ballon d’Or winner was left distraught, heartbroken and shattered.

He is widely regarded as one of the all-time greats.

Klopp agrees marquee Liverpool transfer; Top quality winger having medical today

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Southampton forward Sadio Mane is all set to complete his transfer to Liverpool later today.

The Senegal attacker will undergo his medical with the Merseyside giants later today and will sign a long term contract with the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp was keen on adding some pace and flair to his attack and the Premier League forward will do just that.

Mourinho secures high profile transfer; Fee and personal terms agreed for creative genius

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to complete his Manchester United transfer soon.

The Old Trafford outfit have agreed a fee for the Armenian midfielder and personal terms have been agreed with the player and his agent as well.

Sky Sports are reporting that a deal should be finalised soon.

Fee agreed for Spaniard's Liverpool transfer; Conte's bid for Euro star; Wenger to meet striker

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With the Copa America done and dusted and Euro 2016 nearing its completion, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Deal Nearly Done: Club have sent an official to Manchester; United all set to complete €38m midfielder signing

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With international football in full swing at the moment and everyone is busy following dual shifts of Copa America and Euro 2016, Manchester United fans are rejoicing somewhere as the Red Devils are closing in on two major summer signings.

While Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has announced his retirement from international football following Sweden’s exit from group stages, is all set to arrive on a free transfer, it seems United have sealed a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as well.

Manchester United's summer target outstanding in Germany 3-0 Slovakia

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Germany proved why they’re the best side in the world with an utterly dominant display in a 3-0 win over Slovakia in the last 16 of the European Championships on Sunday. The World Champions produced arguably the most complete performance of the tournament so far, and goals from Jerome Boateng, Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler ensured their safe passage through to the quarter-finals, where they will face off against either Spain or Italy.

Euro 2016: France rely on second half performance once again to reach quarter-finals

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An Antoine Griezmann brace in the second half saw France come from behind to beat the Republic of Ireland in their second round clash in Lyon this afternoon.

The hosts performed poorly in the opening 45 minutes once again before dominating the second half and deservedly progressed into the quarter-final with a 2-1 win.

Griezmann brace, Arsenal forward impresses in France 2-1 Ireland

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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 to move into the last eight of Euro 2016 on Sunday in Lyon.

France manager Didier Deschamps has made four changes to his side that drew 0-0 with Switzerland in their last match with Dimitri Payet, Blaise Matuidi, N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud all returning to the starting XI.

Euro 2016 Round of 16: Manchester United's €120m summer target vs Everton midfielder, key battles

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France take on the Republic of Ireland in the round of 16 of the European Championships at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday. On paper, this game looks like a foregone conclusion with the hosts being firm favourites, but stranger things have happened in this competition in the past.

The last time these teams faced off in a game of such importance was a 2010 World Cup qualifer.

Euro 2016: Manchester United's £95m target holds the key for Germany

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World champions Germany face Slovakia in the round of 16 knockout clash in Lille on Sunday.

Germany eased through to the last 16 as the winner of group C beating Northern Ireland and Ukraine and drawing with Poland. They’ve kept clean sheets in all their games but at the same time have found goals hard to come by, with the Germans finding the net only three times so far.

Mourinho to seal high profile transfer on Friday; Star arriving in Manchester to sign deal

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Manchester United are all set to complete the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic soon.

The Sweden international is currently on vacation in Monte Carlo and has informed his agent Mino Raiola that he wants to join the Premier League side.

The 34 year old is one of the best players of his generation and would be a tremendous addition to Jose Mourinho’s squad.

Euro 2016: All eyes on Chelsea's £65m target as Belgium take on Hungary

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It seems Belgium camp are in a pretty confident mood ahead of their round of 16 knockout clash against Hungary on Sunday. They should be. After losing to Italy 2-0 in their opening game, Marc Wilmots’ side bounced back strongly to progress from the group, winning their next two matches against Ireland and Sweden.

19 goals & 24 assists: Man Utd agree to pay big money for creative genius; move will be official soon

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Manchester United are finally closing in on a deal for the Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenian midfielder had a sensational season in Bundesliga last year and is looking forward to completing his dream transfer to Manchester United.

Although the German outfit were reluctant to sell him initially, the situation has changed after discussions with the player and his agent.

Euro 2016: Quaresma Header Sends Portugal into the Last Eight

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The mercurial Ricardo Quaresma scored an extra-time header to send Portugal into the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after a dour last 16 tie with Croatia in Lens, with the 117th minute winner the only shot on target in the match.

Like the second match of the day between Wales and Northern Ireland, this was a highly anticipated match that failed to live up to expectations.

Euro 2016: Manchester United's £94m target delivers for his country yet again

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A second half Gareth McAuley own goal was enough to send Wales into the quarter finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday afternoon in Paris at the expense of Northern Ireland, with Chris Coleman’s underdogs reaching the last eight in their first ever major international tournament.

It was not the blood and thunder last 16 encounter that many expected, with Northern Ireland setting up specifically to counteract and quash Welsh confidence and swagger.

Real Madrid boss Zidane praises West Ham's Dimitri Payet

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has fueled speculations that the Spanish giants will make attempts to sign Dimitri Payet this summer by describing his fellow countryman as ‘one of the most important players in Europe’.

The French attacking midfielder has scored two goals and provided one assist in three games in the Euro 16 so far, concluding the group stage matches in the most remarkable fashion.

Arsenal star & Manchester United's £94m target impress in Wales 1-0 Northern Ireland

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Wales are through to the quarterfinals after beating Northern Ireland 1-0 at Parc des Princes in Paris on Saturday. Who would have thought that at the start of the tournament?

An own goal from Gareth McAuley in the 75th min broke the deadlock between the two sides. Wales will now face the winner of Hungary vs Belgium in the next round.

Marcos Rojo told by Mourinho he has no future at Man Utd

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The newly appointed Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has told club defender Marcos Rojo that he has no future at Old Trafford, reports reputed football journalist Duncan Castles.

The Argentina International, who is currently on international duty to represent his national side in the Copa America, joined the Premier League giants from Sporting CP two seasons ago.

Euro 2016: Arsenal Midfielder costs Switzerland in penalty shootout defeat

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Poland are the first team to book their place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 with a penalty shootout win over Switzerland in Saint-Étienne this afternoon.

The two sides played out a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes before Arsenal’s new signing Granit Xhaka missed the only penalty in the shootout.

Arsenal midfielder misses penalty as Poland beat Switzerland

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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka missed from the spot as Poland beat Switzerland 5-4 on penalties in the round of 16 knockout tie at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne.

Poland made a bright start to the game and should have got an early opening goal, after Milik missed from 18 yards out, although he had an open net to score.

Wales vs Northern Ireland: Arsenal midfielder and Liverpool star to feature in predicted XI, Live Stream

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Euro 2016 Championships
Date: Saturday 25th June 2016
Time: 17:00 BST
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris
Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

Wales and Northern Ireland meet in an all-British affair in the second round with one of these debuting nations guaranteed to reach the second round.

Belgium vs Hungary: Manchester United star out, Chelsea's £65m target to score again, predictions, betting tips

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Euro 2016 Championships
Date: Sunday 26th June 2016
Time: 20:00 BST
Venue: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

Belgium meet Hungary in a second round tie at Euro 2016 on the top half of the draw which is considered very favourable for the eight nations on this side.

France vs Ireland: Manchester United's £60m target to score, predicted lineups, betting tips, predictions

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016

Kick-off: 14:00 UK Time

Venue: Parc Olympic Lyonnais (Lyon)

Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

France face the Republic of Ireland in the round of 16 knockout tie in Euro 2016 on Sunday.

Liverpool ready to pay up for Chelsea target after Klopp's conversation with him

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Croatian midfielder Ante Coric is a man in demand this summer.

Zagreb’s young attacking midfielder is a target for Barcelona, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool after his impressive displays last season.

The 19 year old is one of the most talented players of his age and is already making a name for himself at the international stage.

Chelsea agree deal for set piece specialist; Star says he rejected others to complete move

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Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker will continue his progress with regular first team football at Vitesse Arnheim.

The 21 year old English midfielder had an impressive campaign with the Dutch side last year and managed to score five goals in 34 appearances for the first team.

Both clubs have now agreed a deal with extend that loan period for another season.

Argentina vs Chile: Arsenal forward, Manchester United's £85m target to start, Predicted XI, betting odds

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Copa America Centenario Final

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016

Time: 8 PM ET, 1am BST

Venue: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford

TV Info: Watch the game live on Fubo Tv

Live Stream: Watch Argentina vs Chile live

Around this time last year, Chile stunned everyone by beating Argentina in the Copa America final on penalties to lift the trophy for the first time in their history.

Winger to complete Man Utd transfer; Star looking forward to meeting new teammates

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Highly talented Dutch winger Tahith Chong is close to completing his move to Manchester United.

A deal has already been agreed with Feyenoord for the technically gifted winger and he confirmed it earlier this month on his Instagram account as well.

Speaking to the media, Chong said that he has already visited the club a few times and is very impressed with their youth accommodation.

Wales vs Norther Ireland: Manchester United's £94m target vs Norwood, key battles

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The first ever all-British knockout fixture in a major international tournament sees Wales take on Northern Ireland at the posh Parc des Princes in Paris later today at Euro 2016.

Wales are the tournament’s top scorers with six goals, three of which have come from Gareth Bale’s boots. On the other hand, Northern Ireland qualified past the group stages having scored just two goals, both coming against Ukraine while their other games ended in losses against Poland and world champions Germany.

Man Utd cleared to sign winger; Fee decided for Mourinho's creative target; Chelsea submit €50m bid

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Arsenal to hijack Chelsea move for top class PL star; Personal terms agreed already

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer.

The Belgian striker has been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea since the end of last season.

According to latest reports, the Everton star could be heading to London, but not Chelsea.

Euro 2016 Saturday: Arsenal's €25m target vs Polish gladiator, key battles

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Switzerland take on Poland in the Round of 16 knockout tie at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne on Saturday. The Swiss were far from convincing in their group stage games but did enough to qualify to the next round, remaining unbeaten throughout.

Poland have a good record against the Swiss, having lost just once in their last 10 meetings.

Midfielder pleased to complete Man Utd transfer, reveals conversation with coach

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Highly talented Manchester United midfield Oliver Rathbone has agreed a deal to join the League one outfit Rochdale this summer.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been released from his contract by the Old Trafford outfit and will complete his transfer to the League one club at the start of July.

Italy vs Spain, Euro 2016: Team News, Live Stream, Prediction, Possible Line-ups

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: 27th June, 2016

Time: 17:00 BST

Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris

Live streaming: Watch Euro 2016 live

In a repeat of the Euro 2012 final, Italy take on Spain on Monday in what is easily the most high-profile clash among the round of 16 fixtures.

Germany vs Slovakia, Euro 2016: Team News, Live Stream, Prediction, Possible Line-ups

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: 26th June, 2016

Time: 17:00 BST

Venue: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille

Live streaming: Watch Euro 2016 live

World Champions Germany will be firm favourites as they take on Slovakia in their round of 16 clash on Sunday, June 26th.

England vs Iceland: Liverpool duo out, Wilshere and Kane in, Possible lineups, betting odds

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: Monday 27th June 2016

Time: 20:00 BST

Venue: Allianz Riveria, Nice

Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

England will face Iceland at Allianz Riveria in Nice on Monday, June 27, with this the first meeting between the two nations in an international tournament.

Croatia vs Portugal: Chelsea's £32m target to start, Predicted lineups, Live Stream

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Euro 2016 Championship

Date: 25th June 2016

Time: 20:00 BST

Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens

Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

Croatia will take on Portugal at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens on Saturday in one of eight Euro 2016 last 16 ties, with this a clash between two dark horses of the tournament.

Switzerland vs Poland: Arsenal star to start, Possible starting XI, Live Stream, Betting Odds

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: 25th June, 2016

Time: 14:00 pm BST

Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne

Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

Switzerland take on Poland in the round of 16 knockout clash at Euro 2016 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne on Saturday.

Euro 2016 Group Stage Review: Ireland stun Italy; Portugal, Iceland progress; Goodbye, Zlatan

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Republic of Ireland secured a place in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after a dramatic late winner from Robbie Brady ousted Euro 2012 runners-up Italy in Lille. Meanwhile, Portugal played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Hungary to progress from Group F along with Iceland, who beat Austria in Paris to set up a clash against England in Nice on Monday.

Mourinho confident of marquee transfer, star likes Man Utd; Arsenal target agrees deal; Spurs sign PL star

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Euro 2016: Gotze, Sterling and Europe’s Lost Stars

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Nearly two years ago, Mario Gotze was a name on everyone’s lips and shirts. Scoring a goal in the final of a World Cup leads one to the golden pages of sporting annals. And Gotze had done precisely that.

At about the same time, Italian attacker Ciro Immobile transferred to German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund for a hefty €18.

Major boost for Man Utd in pursuit of 19-goal star; Mourinho wants key Chelsea star

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Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a target for Manchester United this summer.

The Premier League giants failed with their initial bid to sign him as Dortmund claimed that the star is not for sale at any price this summer.

However, according to latest reports from Kicker, Dortmund’s stance on the situation has changed.

Tottenham complete Victor Wanyama signing

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Tottenham Hotspurs have completed the signing of Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama for a reported fee of £11 million.

Wanyama, who has penned down a five-year contract with the North London club, has become the club’s first signing this summer as they look to bolster their squad with Champions League football in the offing next season.

Arsenal midfielder tired of London, would like move; Star held Man Utd transfer talks last year

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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is a target for Italian champions Juventus according to latest reports.

The Chilean has been a major hit in the Premier League and Juventus are looking at him as a replacement for Morata.

The Spanish striker signed for Real Madrid earlier this week.

According to reports, Alexis Sanchez is tired of living in London and would be happy with a move back to Italy.

Copa America 2016 Highlights: Road to the Final

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Argentina will play Chile in the 2016 Copa America final (watch it live online here) at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on 26th June. The match will be a repeat of the 2015 final which the hosts Chile won on penalties after both sides played out a 0-0 draw at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago.

Both sides have enjoyed big wins in the run-up to the final, with Chile smashing Mexico 7-0 in the quarter-finals while Argentina beat USA 4-0 in the semis with captain Lionel Messi becoming Argentina’s all-time leading goalscorer with a fabulous free-kick.

Klopp wants winger who destroyed Spain; Arsenal leading chase for top class Liverpool target

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been linked with a move for his former player Ivan Perisic.

The Croatia winger played under Klopp at Dortmund, but the German moving for him seems unlikely.

Perisic fell out with Klopp during his time at Dortmund and criticised the German of favoring other players over him.

Euro 2016 Round of 16 Schedule: Date, Time, Venue, Live Stream Info

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The Euro 2016 group stage games are over, and we now know which teams have progressed to the Round of 16 and the knockout rounds.

The 15th edition of the European championships will see the two teams from each six groups and four of the best third places teams are to go through to the Round of 16 knockout round.

Klopp close to signing forward, Star wants Liverpool transfer; Midfielder bid submitted

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Liverpool are closing in on the signing of the highly talented Premier League winger Sadio Mane.

The Southampton star is keen on playing for Jurgen Klopp and negotiations between both clubs are ongoing according to Guardian.

The expected fee for the wide forward is thought to be in the region of 30 million pounds.

Paul Scholes signs for India's Premier Futsal

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Manchester United legend and former midfielder Paul Scholes will come out of retirement for the second time in his playing career as he signs up for Indian tournament Premier Futsal.

All set for its inaugural season this year, Premier Futsal is an indoor football league with five aside and is played on a hard-court surface.

Euro 2016: Most Valuable Players in Group Stages

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As FanaticData, we described a new point system we would be utilizing to determine the Most Valuable Players of Euro 2016 in our first article for Soccerlens. With the group stages having ended, it is time to release our first Top 15 ranking of the tournament’s Most Valuable Players up to this point.

Mourinho working hard to seal marquee transfer; Man Utd fan favourite's replacement revealed

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Ancelotti: Real Madrid signing Martin Odegaard was a PR stunt

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Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that the much-hyped signing of Martin Odegaard during his managerial spell at Real Madrid was a ‘PR (public relations) exercise’ by the 2016 Champions League winners.

Odegaard was a subject of transfer battle last summer between a host of elite European clubs including the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal, Dortmund and Ajax before joining Real Madrid as a 16-year-old talent from Sromsgodset for a reported fee of £3 million.

Klopp persuades star to join after personally speaking to him; Medical scheduled soon

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski over the last month and the move is finally nearing its conclusion.

The highly talented central midfielder was on loan at Empoli last season and has attracted a lot of interest with his stellar performances in the Serie A.

Chelsea begin transfer talks as Abramovich flies in to scout target; Star prefers to play for Mourinho

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Chelsea have been linked with several strikers this summer and one such name is Alvaro Morata.

The Spanish striker is a target for Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.

On Tuesday, Real Madrid announced that they have exercised their right to buy the player back from Juventus. It is understood that the Spanish giants will now prepare to sell him for a heavy profit.

Jamie Vardy rejects Arsenal, agrees four-year contract at Leicester City

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Arsenal have received their biggest setback yet in this transfer window, with Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy rejecting a move to the Emirates and agreeing a new four-year deal at the King Power Stadium. The club confirmed the news on their official website, with the striker to officially sign the contract after the ongoing European Championships in France.

Mourinho wants British star; World class Man Utd target house hunting in Manchester

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has emerged as a shock target for Manchester United.

According to latest reports, Jose Mourinho will move for the Arsenal star if he fails to land the Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenian is a target for Manchester United, but a deal is complicated as the Germans are unwilling to sell him for any price.

Man Utd, Chelsea, Man City projects are all ‘fascinating’ to Paul Pogba

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has claimed that the Frenchman is ‘fascinated’ by several elite European clubs including Premier League giants Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.

The 23-year-old remains a player in demand this summer after another excellent season at the Turin club, helping Juventus clinch a Serie A and Coppa Italia double.

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo throws reporter’s mic into lake

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Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be feeling the pressure at Euro 2016 after grabbing a journalist’s microphone and throwing it into a lake ahead of Portugal’s crucial final group game against Hungary on Wednesday.

The footage broadcast on Portuguese news channel CMTV shows the reporter approaching the Real Madrid star to ask about the game.

Copa America: Manchester United's £85m target scores twice, new record for Barcelona superstar

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Argentina booked their place in the Copa America final after demolishing the US 4-0 on Tuesday night in Houston. Lionel Messi scored one and set up two goals as the Albiceleste made it to the final for the second successive Copa editions.

Jurgen Klinsmann had to make several changes to the starting line-up following suspensions to some of his key players: DeAndre Yedlin returned to left back position after missing out the quarter-final tie against Ecuador through suspension.

Chelsea superstar hopes to play alongside £65m Manchester United target at Stamford Bridge next season

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Chelsea winger Eden Hazard’s future has been speculated heavily in the media for the best part of last season, with La Liga giants Real Madrid thought to be one of the interested clubs vying for his signature.

Hazard did very little to quell such rumours, inviting fresh speculations almost on a regular basis leaving the fans in constant fear that he might leave Chelsea, following the club’s disappointing 2015/16 campaign.

Euro 2016 Daily: Germany win Group C; Northern Ireland progress; fans clash

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World champions Germany won Group C last night with a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland. The result was enough for Northern Ireland to qualify as one of the best third-place teams, whilst Poland qualify as runners-up.

Joachim Löw’s side had yet to hit the top of their game like they did in Brazil two years ago but the scoreline at the Parc des Princes certainly didn’t reflect the game as Germany dominated the game from start to finish.

Barcelona superstar creates new record and leads Argentina to Copa America Final

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi produced a masterclass performance as Argentina secured a convincing 4-0 victory over the United states to ease into the final of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday.

Ezequiel Lavezzi, who fractured his left arm during the game and won’t play any part in the final, opened the scoring for the Albiceleste before Messi scored a spectacular free-kick to make it 2-0.

Mourinho's second bid for attacker; Conte wants PL winger; Record breaking Chelsea transfer

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Mats Hummels reveals why he turned down Man Utd

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Bayern Munich’s latest high-profile signing Mats Hummels has revealed that he considered joining Manchester United but turned down the offer since the Premier League giants could not offer him Champions League football.

Hummels was reportedly targeted by a host of European clubs but the German centre back opted to continue his career in the Bundesliga, returning to Dortmund’s arch rivals Bayern Munich for €37 million, where he first started his playing career almost a decade ago.

Top quality attacker heading to Man Utd; Star signed agreement while on International duty

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Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s potential transfer to Manchester United has been the story of this summer so far.

According to recent reports, Ibrahimovic’s move will be completed eventually as the striker has already signed a pre-contract agreement with Manchester United.

Apparently, the agreement was sent to him in the Swedish camp during the Euros and the player returned it after signing.

Mourinho wants PL winger, star set to sign Chelsea agreement; Conte's €50m bid for midfielder

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This is going to be a busy summer for the new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, not just in terms of signing players but keeping the ones at the club as well.

Several first team stars have been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge and one such player is the Brazilian winger Willian.

The former Anzhi player has had a very good season personally and is a target for Manchester United.

Klopp's offer for forward who destroyed Liverpool last season revealed; Defender bid submitted

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Liverpool have been linked with a move for the English left back Ben Chilwell.

The Leicester City full back is a target for Jurgen Klopp and the German manager wants him to provide competition for Spanish left back Alberto Moreno next season.

Moreno has struggled defensively ever since he joined Liverpool and the Reds need to address that department this summer.

PHOTO: Chelsea agree deal with La Liga club for winger; Star poses in club shirt

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Chelsea have agreed a loan deal with Real Betis for Charly Musonda.

The move has been officially confirmed on the Real Betis website today.

Real Madrid agree deal to sign high profile Chelsea target; Star preferred Man Utd move

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European champions Real Madrid have exercised their right to buy back the Spanish international striker Alvaro Morata this summer.

Los Blancos sold the young striker to Juventus in the summer of 2014, but a clause in his contract allows them to re-sign him for a fee of 23 million pounds.

Real Madrid have confirmed the deal on their official website.

Ibrahimovic to retire from International football after Euro 16

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Sweden’s skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed that he will retire from international football after Euro 16.

The former Paris Saint-Germain centre forward is his country’s top scorer with 62 goals in 115 appearances but is yet to make a major impact in the ongoing Euro 16, having failed to score in Sweden’s first two group stage matches.

Laurent Blanc agrees to PSG departure with Unai Emery set to takeover

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After three seasons in the French capital, Laurent Blanc is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain after agreeing a £15.5 million compensation fee, the coach’s agent confirmed.

PSG’s president Nasser al-Khelaifi hinted earlier this month that he could be considering managerial change after describing the season as a failure despite achieving their second successive domestic treble by winning Ligue 1, the French Cup and the League Cup.

Chelsea agree deal for world class star; Klopp closes in on playmaker; Man Utd's bid for German

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

England player ratings: Arsenal's £20m target anonymous, Liverpool trio excellent

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England were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw against Slovakia on Monday night in Saint Etienne but the Three Lions are still through to the last 16 after finishing second in Group B.

Roy Hodgson made six changes to the starting line-up that started in 2-1 win over Wales. Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were rested and the duo were replaced by Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand.

Man Utd-bound Ibrahimovic wants Guardiola revenge

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent has claimed that the Swedish skipper ‘wants revenge’ on his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola next season.

Ibrahimovic infamously fell out with Guardiola during his short-lived spell at Barcelona and went on to describe the Spaniard as a “spineless coward” in his autobiography ‘I am Zlatan’.

Agreement really close with La Liga club; Chelsea set to complete winger transfer

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Chelsea winger Charly Musonda is closing in on a return to Real Betis.

The Belgian winger joined the La Liga side on loan during the second half of last season and the 19 year old impressed with his performances.

Real Betis confirmed earlier this summer that they are looking to renew the loan deal as Chelsea are not willing to get rid of the player permanently.

England vs Slovakia: Feel bad for Roy Hodgson but does he have any proper plan?

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Sometimes you can’t help but feel bad for Roy Hodgson; when he doesn’t change things, he is blamed for being too conservative, and when he does, he is questioned about changing a working strategy.

Managers do of course, rest key players for final games, especially when their position is guaranteed but for a manager with as much experience Hodgson does, it was an unnecessarily high-risk strategy.

Euro 2016: Arsenal star impressive, Manchester United's £94m target scores in three consecutive games

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Gareth Bale scored yet again (his third in this competition) as Wales beat Russia 3-0 to finish top of Group B on Monday night at Stadium de Toulouse. It was one of those nights that will go down into the Wales folklore, and one that Wales fans will talk about for ages. Appearing for the first time in a major tournament in 58 years, their incredible journey so far is nothing short of a fairytale stuff.

Klopp wants midfield star who set Euro 2016 alight; Massive bid submitted

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Liverpool have been linked with several central midfielders this summer and the latest name linked with a move to Anfield is the Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik.

The Slovakian midfielder has been sensational in the Euro 2016 so far and has apparently impressed the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Mkhitaryan seeking Man United move despite Dortmund’s refusal to sell

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Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan is pursuing his move to Manchester United this summer despite Borussia Dortmund’s reluctance to sell the midfielder.

Mkhitaryan has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks with a £19 million bid reportedly been turned down by the Bundesliga runner-ups.

USA vs Argentina: Team News, Live Stream, Betting Odds

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Copa America Centenario

Date: 21st June, Tuesday

Kickoff time: 2 am BST

Venue: NRG Stadium in Houston

TV Info: Watch the game live on Fubo Tv

Live Stream: Watch USA vs Ecuador live

The United States booked their spot in the final four of the Copa America, but they’re three key players for their semi-final tie against Argentina.

Real Madrid open Paul Pogba talks with Juventus

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Paul Pogba’s potential blockbuster move to Real Madrid this summer appears to be moving closer according to the player’s agent Mino Raiola, who has claimed that the 2016 Champions League winners have opened talks with Juventus.

The dynamic French midfielder, who is currently on international duty to represent his national side in Euro 16, has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world.

Striker wanted by Mourinho and Klopp drops major hint: I love You'll never walk alone

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Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with the talented young forward from Basel, Breel Embolo.

The Switzerland international has attracted a lot of interest with his explosive performances for the Swiss club and has not looked out of place at the international stage during this summer’s Euros as well.

Arsenal should relentlessly pursue Lukaku

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With Arsène Wenger recently confirming the Jamie Vardy deal is dead in the water, he must now look to other alternatives for a striker. The North-London side has been linked to many strikers recently, but none would fit as nicely as Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku.

I’ve always maintained the opinion that Olivier Giroud exemplifies many traits that are perfect for Arsenal.

Liverpool Player Starts, Tottenham Player Axed - England's predicted starting lineup

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Victory for England over Slovakia in Saint-Étienne tomorrow would guarantee England winning Group B and face a third-placed team in the second round.

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Liverpool defender vs Arsenal's £20m target? Key Battles, How England can qualify

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Daniel Sturridge’s injury-time winner against Wales in Lens has given England camp a renewed belief as they look to qualify from Group B where Roy Hodgson’s men need a draw against Slovakia on Monday to progress through to the last 16.

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Mourinho's £255k-a-week winger offer; Serie A star off to Arsenal; Man Utd fan favourite's exit

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge To Score? England v Slovakia Predictions

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England could make as many as six changes for their final group game against Slovakia this evening according to some reports.

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Euro Daily: Arsenal midfielder impressed yet again, Manchester United's €160m target produces his best performance

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France have secured the top of Group A at the Euro 2016 Championships after a 0-0 draw with Switzerland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille on Sunday.

Didier Deschamps made a few changes to the starting XI that won against Albania in the previous game. Paul Pogba and Antione Griezmann returned to starting line-up, while Andre-Pierre Gignac, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko were included in the first team as well.

Adidas and German FA extend contract with €50 million a year deal

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Adidas have extended its sponsorship deal with the German Football Association(DFB), according to German paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).

The new contract will run for four years from 2019 and Adidas, a German sports brand, will pay €50 million (39 million pounds) a year, which is thought to be double of the current deal.

Reputed journalist confirms Liverpool could finalise signing this week; Klopp wants PL defender

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Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski is closing in on a move to Liverpool according to BBC journalist Ben Smith.

The former Times journalist tweeted that the transfer is quite close and could be completed this week.

@IndigoLFC @callum_123_ PZ furthest along the line, could be done this coming week.

Top quality forward comments on Chelsea transfer: Answer is clear, i want move

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Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Spanish international fuelled rumours surrounding his future last week when he confirmed that he has already spoken to the Barcelona President about a summer transfer.

The former Barcelona star joined Chelsea last summer and is already angling for a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool Player Starts, Tottenham Player Axed - England's predicted starting lineup

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Victory for England over Slovakia in Saint-Étienne tomorrow would guarantee England winning Group B and face a third-placed team in the second round.

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€25m Chelsea target inching closer to transfer?

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Lazio winger Antonio Candreva is insistent on moving to Inter Milan, thereby snubbing the interest of Premier League club Chelsea. According to a report by Sky Italia, as relayed here by Football Italia, Candreva has his heart set on a move to the San Siro, even though his parent club are unwilling to sell for anything lower than €25 million.

Vardy set to stay at Leicester, says Wenger

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that he expects Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy to stay at the Premier League champions this summer.

The Gunners have triggered the release clause in his contract by submitting a bid of £20 million earlier this month but are yet to convince the striker to agree personal terms to conclude his move to the North London club.

How football in the UK will be impacted by Brexit

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The referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union (EU) is an important landmark in the country’s history.

Trade, immigration, sovereignty and jobs are just some of the areas which could be affected by the so-called “Brexit”.

Football could be seriously impacted if the UK leaves the EU, with hundreds of players under threat of losing the right to play in the country if a vote to exit is returned.

Copa America: Manchester United's £85m target scores twice, Arsenal star impresses yet again

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Lionel Messi made his first start for Argentina in Copa America Centenario on Saturday and boy he did produce a masterclass performance. Argentina swept Venezuela 4-1 aside, with goals coming from Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain, who scored twice, Lionel Messi and Erik Lamela.

Venezuela surprised everyone by reaching this far as very few had expected them to qualify from their group.

Leicester expect Arsenal target Jamie Vardy to stay

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Striker Jamie Vardy will reject his potential move to Arsenal and stay at Leicester City next season, Premier League champions’ vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha believes.

The English striker, currently on international duty to represent his national side in Euro 16, has been the subject of a £20 million bid from fellow Premier League club Arsenal which triggered the release clause in the player’s contract and appeared to be heading to North London club few weeks ago.

Euro Blog: Chelsea's £65m target returns to form, Ronaldo wasteful

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Romelu Lukaku scored twice against Ireland to earn Belgium their first victory of Euro 2016. In Group F, Hungary move to the top of the table while Cristiano Ronaldo misfires as Portugal were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw against Austria.

Marc Wilmots got team selection right

The Belgium coach was heavily criticised for his team selection in the Red Devils’ 2-0 loss to Italy in the first match.

Liverpool Roundup: Agreement reached for PL star; £19m bid being prepared for goal scorer

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is planning to reshape his squad this summer and alongside all the new signings, there will be a few casualties.

Out of favour striker Christian Benteke and the long serving centre back Martin Skrtel are set for a future away from Anfield.

According to latest reports, Italian champions Juventus are ready to sign the Belgian striker from Liverpool and are willing to part with 19 million pounds for his services.

Ronaldo would win the prize for best person, says Mendes

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has defended his client cum close friend after the striker faced worldwide criticism for his comments following Portugal’s 1-1 draw against underdogs Iceland in their opening fixture last week.

Ronaldo claimed that Iceland showed ‘small mentality’ before resisting to shake hands of his opponents on the night when Portugal dropped two crucial points in their bid to qualify for Euro’s round of 16 in France.

Argentina vs Venezuela: Barcelona star to start, possible starting XI, Live Stream and Betting Odds

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Copa America Centenario

Date: 18th June, 2016

Kick-off time: 12am BST (on Sunday)

Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough

TV Info: Watch the game live on Fubo Tv

Live Stream: Watch USA vs Ecuador live

We move into the third quarter-final of the Copa America Centenario.

Euro 2016: Chelsea's £65m target scores a stunning brace in Belgium 3-0 Ireland [video]

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium picked up their first victory of Euro 2016 with a thumping 3-0 win over Ireland on Saturday.

Marc Wilmots dropped Marouane Fellaini out of the starting line-up with Atletico’s young forward Yannick Carrasco replacing him in the attacking set up behind Lukaku.

Euro 2016: England Solve Goalscoring Problem but Midfield Issues Remain

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When Daniel Sturridge poked home England’s winner against Wales in injury time, a collective sigh of relief engulfed an entire nation. It wasn’t to be, but the script was written. Gareth Bale’s sucker punch freekick goal at the stroke of half time was needed for England, and that brought out the game changer in Roy Hodgson and co.

Copa America: Arsenal star's heroic performance sends Colombia through to semi-finals

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Colombia advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario at East Rutherford on Friday after beating Peru on penalties.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina pulled off a stunning save deep into injury time to deny Peru a golden chance to wrap up the game before saving a spot-kick to earn a nail-biting win for Colombia.

Euro 2016: Manchester United's €60m target scores twice, Italy move to the next round

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Italy booked their place into the last 16 of Euro 2016 on Friday after sealing a 1-0 victory over Sweden, thanks to a late strike from Brazil-born striker Eder.

In Group D, Spain produced an emphatic performance to beat Turkey 3-0, while Czech Republic came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw against Croatia.

Real Madrid consider loan deal for Jese Rodriguez

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Real Madrid are considering a loan deal for forward Jese Rodriguez to help him acquire crucial playing time next season, reports Spanish newspaper Marca.

Once dubbed as one of the best young prospects in the world, Jese has failed to establish himself as a regular starter at the Spanish capital.

Mourinho ready to pay record fee for winger; Chelsea agree deal for forward; Midfielder set for Spurs medical

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Czech Republic vs Croatia: UEFA to take disciplinary action after crowd trouble

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An ugly incident took place during Croatia’s 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic on Friday. When the scoreline was 2-1, Croatian supporters threw at least 15 flares on to the pitch and fought among themselves.

Mark Clattenburg, the referee, had to halt the game for several minutes in Saint-Etienne as flares being hurled onto the ground.

Three clubs ready to pay Neymar’s £157m release clause, claims agent

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Barcelona star Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribeiro has made sensational claim that three clubs are ready to pay the forward’s £157 million release clause this summer.

The Brazilian was expected to extend his contract after Barcelona’s final game of the season against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final but his future at Camp Nou remains far from certain.

A look at potential Man Utd targets and analyzing their chances of moving to Old Trafford

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Newly appointed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is expected to spend big to rebuild his new squad for the upcoming season with a host of world-class players anticipated to arrive at Old Trafford this summer.

The Portuguese coach has already made his first signing for the club by landing former Villarreal centre back Eric Bailly for £25 million.

Manchester United star shown red card, Dempsey scores in USA 2-1 Ecuador

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Clint Dempsey scored his 52nd goal for his country as USA move into the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario on Thursday after a wild 2-1 victory over Ecuador at CenturyLink Field in Seattle where both sides finished with 10-men.

After a cagey opening 20 minutes, Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley steadily imposed themselves in the middle of the park.

Mourinho's lucrative deal for winger; Klopp wants La Liga star; South American heading to Chelsea

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Euro 2016: Manchester United's £95m midfield target impresses yet again, Liverpool star makes instant impact

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge scored in the 92nd minute as England secured a last-gasp 2-1 win against Wales to move to the top of the Group B table.

In Group C, Germany were held to a drab goalless draw by Poland but the group is still wide open after Norther Ireland secured an emphatic 2-0 win over Ukraine.

Man Utd begin negotiations for shock transfer of high profile PL star, Mourinho responsible

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The arrival of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United has inevitably cast some doubts regarding Juan Mata’s future at the club.

Mourinho sold the Spanish attacking midfielder from Chelsea a few years ago despite Mata being their best player for two seasons in a row and there are rumours that the same thing might happen again at Manchester United.

Key international star unhappy at Chelsea for this reason, high profile clubs want him

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is thought to be considering a move away from Stamford Bridge after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Apparently, the Spanish central midfielder is unsettled and unhappy at the London club right now.

Spanish outlet OK Diario are claiming that Fabregas is being offered around by Chelsea and could complete a transfer away from the club this summer.

Chelsea target confident of Old Trafford move; Mourinho wants to get rid of Man Utd fan favourite

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Manchester United have been linked with a Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenian was one of the best players in Europe last season and is ready to leave the Germans to join Jose Mourinho’s side.

Mkhitaryan has 12 months left on his current deal and has refused to sign a new contract at Signal Iduna Park.

USA vs Ecuador: Possible XI, Live Stream and Betting Odds

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Copa America Centenario

Date: 16th June, 2016

Kick-off time: 2.30 am BST

Venue: CenturyLink Field in Seattle

TV Info: Watch the game live on Fubo Tv

Live Stream: Watch USA vs Ecuador live

We move into the knock-out stages of the Copa America 2016 Centenario and we’ve some cracking games coming up, starting with the US taking on Ecuador in the quarterfinal on Thursday.

Atletico Madrid sign Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan

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Benfica and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of Nicolas Gaitan for €25 million, both the clubs confirmed on Thursday.

Gaitan extended his contract at Benfica until 2019 only in December but will join the 2016 Champions League runner-ups, subject to a medical which will be held in July after the midfielder’s participation in the Copa America.

Liverpool 2016-17 Away Kit by New Balance Revealed

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After launching Liverpool 2016-17 home kit in May, New Balance have officially revealed the brand new Liverpool 2016-17 away kit on Thursday. The shirt has been launched as part of the ‘Made For Liverpool’ campaign for the 2016-17 season.

The new Liverpool 16-17 away kit is a fitting tribute to the team that won the European Cup on that memorable night in Rome on the 25th May 1977; the 2016-17 away jersey shirt has been designed in black, red and silver reminiscent of the colours of the match day programme Liverpool fans cherish still to this day.

Euro 2016: Liverpool striker nets the winner, England move top of Group B

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge struck a stoppage-time winner as England came from behind to win 2-1 against Wales, in a crucial Group B encounter in Lens.

Roy Hodgson named an unchanged XI that drew against Russia last Sunday. Despite enjoying a healthy possession, England failed to create any clear-cut chances and got themselves on the back foot when Gareth Bale scored a stunning free-kick from 40 yards out, although Manchester City’s goalkeeper Joe Hart should have done better with his gloves work.

Euro 2016: Manchester United's €120m target key danger man for England

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England face Wales in Euro 2016 on Thursday afternoon in a crucial Group B encounter. The Three Lions started their Euro campaign with a 1-1 draw against Russia, while Wales got off to a winning start, beating Slovakia 2-1 on Saturday.

The battle of the two British nations promises to be a tense and feisty one.

Mourinho's playmaker bid; Midfielder agrees Real Madrid transfer; Stunning Liverpool move

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Chelsea defender vs Manchester United's £94m target: Who will win the battle of Britain?

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Having won their opening game against Slovakia, Wales are heading into this crucial Group B encounter with England, with loads of confidence. England, on paper, have a far better squad than Wales, but the pressure is on them to deliver, having salvaged only a point from their opening game against Russia.

Liverpool News: Klopp set to complete another transfer; Club will accept bid for PL star

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is set to complete a 5.5 million pounds transfer to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce.

The 31 year old centre back has fallen out of favour at Anfield and will leave for Turkey in search of regular first team action.

According to Liverpool Echo, Skrtel had a few offers to choose from and he has picked Fenerbahce as his next destination.

Pedro holds transfer talks to return to Barcelona after just one season

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Chelsea forward Pedro has confirmed that he has held transfer talks over a possible return to Barcelona after just one season.

The Spanish International, who is currently on international duty for Euro 2016, joined Chelsea only last summer for a reported fee of £22 million but has since failed to make his mark in the Premier League.

Top class central midfielder now a priority for Antonio Conte; Fee decided for Man Utd target

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Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes is a man in demand this summer.

The Portuguese midfielder is a target for Juventus, Manchester United and Chelsea.

At one point it seemed like the player was heading to Old Trafford, mainly because of Mourinho’s connections with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes.

47 goals in 57 apps: Man Utd target interested in signing for Klopp if this happens; Star is a Liverpool fan

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena this summer.

The Polish international is negotiating a new contract with Bayern Munich but has also spoken to Real Madrid regarding a transfer. His agent confirmed that earlier this month.

Now Daily Mail are reporting that the 27 year old is open to joining a Premier League club as well.

Man Utd-bound Ibrahimovic could miss start of the Premier League

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Former Paris Saint-Germain star-striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been included in Sweden’s provisional 35-man squad to play at the Rio Olympics, meaning the prolific striker could miss the first two games of the upcoming Premier League campaign.

Although, Sweden’s coach for Rio Olympics Hakan Ericson has said nothing is certain as to whether the prolific centre forward will be part of the final squad to go to Brazil this summer.

Manchester United or Tottenham strikers to score? England v Wales Predictions

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England are looking to get their first win at Euro 2016 this afternoon when they face local neighbours Wales at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens.

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Chelsea News: Conte-Pep battle for defender; Blues open talks with Frenchman; South American wanted

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is away on Euro duty with Italy, but his transfer plans are well underway.

The Italian wants to reshape the Chelsea defence this summer and is looking to sign two defenders from Serie A.

Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo and Juventus full back Stephan Lichtsteiner are targets for the former Juventus manager.

Agent provides major boost; '100% chance' striker will complete Liverpool transfer

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Out of favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is heading to Turkey after a failed spell at Anfield.

The former Manchester City striker joined Liverpool as a replacement for Luis Suarez and failed to make an impact.

His attitude on and off the pitch forced the then Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to bench him and then loan him out to AC Milan.

Can Arsenal and Manchester United midfielders script a win against Poland?

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Euro 2016
Date: Thursday, 16th June, 2016
Time: 20.00pm BST
Venue: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

Germany and Poland have the opportunity to confirm their place in the second round and virtually guarantee themselves group winners with a win at the Stade de France on Thursday evening.

Agent asks Arsenal target to join Man Utd; Winger wants Chelsea transfer, informs club President

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to join the Premier League giants Manchester United, his agent has confirmed.

Speaking to the media, his agent Mino Raiola claimed that Manchester United is an unique opportunity and that he should join Jose Mourinho’s side quickly.

The Dortmund star has 12 months left on his current contract and the club director, Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that the player has refused to sign a new deal.

Liverpool transfer close; Agent confirms offer for Premier League star

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Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is expected to leave the club this summer.

The Slovakia international has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield and will continue his career elsewhere with regular first team football.

The centre back’s agent had already confirmed last month that several clubs are interested in his client and now once again Mithat Halis has claimed the same thing.

Germany vs Poland: Live Stream, Possible Line ups, Betting Odds From Euro 2016

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Euro 2016
Date: Thursday, 16th June, 2016
Time: 20.00pm BST
Venue: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

Germany and Poland have the opportunity to confirm their place in the second round and virtually guarantee themselves group winners with a win at the Stade de France on Thursday evening.

Euro 2016: a tournament for the outsiders

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The initial games of this year’s Euro has been hotly contested and we’ve seen little separating each team, and hopefully this trend continues right to the end.

Anyone who is brave enough to confidently pick a winner this year is, quite simply, a mad man, and the first week of this tournament proves that.

Arsenal star scores two superb goals in Chile 4-2 Panama [Video]

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It was a do-or-die match for both the teams. Both the teams needed three points to progress to the quarter-finals. As a result, we saw an incredibly open game, with both the teams looking to outscore each other on Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

Panama started brightly and took the lead in the 5th minute through Miguel Camargo with a long-range effort from the right.

Copa Blog: Arsenal star nets brace, Tottenham winger scores in Argentina's win, QF draw

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As expected, Argentina and Chile have progressed to the quarterfinals from Group D. After losing the opening game against Argentina, Chile came back strongly to win their remaining two matches to book their place in the round of eight.

Argentina maintained their winning record, won three of their group games, after beating Bolivia 3-0 on Tuesday night, to finish as Copa America Group D winners.

Man City step up pursuit for John Stones after missing out on Laporte

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Manchester City have stepped up their efforts to sign Everton defender John Stones after Aymeric Laporte’s decision to snub the move to the Premier League.

The Blues were reportedly closing in on the French International but were tentative about Bilbao’s £40 million asking price.

Laporte, who is considered as one of the best young prospect in Europe, signed a new four-year contract extension to stay at the Spanish club and end speculations about his future.

Bayern target agrees Man Utd move; Simeone's interesting update; Pep wants former OT star

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Euro blog: Manchester United's £51m target shines, Ronaldo slams Iceland's 'small mentality'

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The stage was perfectly set for Cristiano Ronaldo. It was a night when Real Madrid superstar equalled Luis Figo’s record number of caps with 127 appearances. After Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s larger-than-life presence couldn’t earn Sweden a victory on Monday, it was left for Ronaldo to light up Euro 2016.

Arsenal v Liverpool on opening day, Conte to face tricky London derby; PL 16/17 fixtures revealed

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Arsenal host Liverpool in the opening weekend of the 2016-17 Premier League season as the full season fixtures have just been released. The Gunners then go to Leicester City and Watford in their next two games. Arsène Wenger will be relieved his team don’t have a UEFA Champions League qualifier during that time.

Arsenal Target Starts, Liverpool Player Axed - England's predicted starting lineup

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The much-anticipated all-British affair takes place in Lens on Thursday as England and Wales clash at a major international tournament for the first time.

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Top class Arsenal target informs club about transfer desire; Wants to play under Mourinho

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has informed Borussia Dortmund that he will not sign an extension this summer.

The Armenian midfielder had a splendid season and is a target for Manchester United and Arsenal. He has now informed the Germans that he wants to join Jose Mourinho’s side.

Chelsea submit mega bid to hijack Mourinho target; Star and his agent prefer Man Utd

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Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes is a man in demand right now.

The Valencia midfielder is a target for Chelsea, Manchester United, Juventus this summer.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have had a 32 million pounds bid rejected for the Portugal international earlier. The report claims that Benfica are set to receive 25 percent of the fee due to a sell on clause and therefore Valencia are determined to drive the price up to make a reasonable profit.

France vs Albania: Manchester United forward to start? Predicted Lineups & Live Stream Info

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Euro 2016 Championships

Date: Wednesday, 15th June, 2016

Time: 20:00 BST

Venue: Stade Velodrome, Marseille

Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

France opened their Euro 2016 campaign with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Romania on the opening day.

Mourinho orders Man Utd board; Club to begin transfer talks for South American winger

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Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

The Ecuador international is no longer the player he was under Sir Alex Ferguson and has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United.

According to latest reports, the new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not interested in holding on to the South American and therefore the Premier League giants will begin negotiations to offload him.

Major boost for Chelsea; Real Madrid end winger pursuit, focused on Man Utd target now

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Real Madrid have been linked with the Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard over the last few months.

Zinedine Zidane is an admirer of the Belgian’s talent and it seemed like Los Blancos would make a move for Hazard this summer.

However, it seems that there has been a change of plan. Real Madrid are now ready to end their pursuit of Eden Hazard as they are completely focused on Paul Pogba.

Woodward negotiates major Man Utd transfer; Star agrees personal terms, medical soon

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Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to Manchester United since the end of last season and it appears that a transfer is now close to completion.

Sky Sports are reporting that everything has been agreed between the player and the club. The only thing left to complete is the medical, which should be done without any problems unless the player picks up a major injury during the Euros.

£40m deal agreed for Chelsea target; Conte wants Man Utd star; Liverpool bid for 31 goal star

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Louis van Gaal was poised to end Michael Carrick's Man United career

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Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was all set to end midfielder Michael Carrick’s stint at Old Trafford at the end of last season, according to ESPN journalist Andy Mitten.

The 34-year-old penned down a one-year contract extension at the Premier League giants earlier this month to prolong his stay at the club for over an entire decade.

Chelsea target agrees terms; Barcelona's winger agreement; Real Madrid's record swap deal

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Real Madrid and Barcelona are all set for another eventful transfer window this summer after an outstanding season which saw them win the Champions League and La Liga respectively. Los Blancos are looking to complete another world record transfer and Barcelona are looking to make up for their transfer mistakes as well as improve their back four.

Euro 2016: Chelsea's €30m target stole the show, as Conte's Italy beat Belgium

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Antonio Conte’s Italy produced a tactical masterclass, as the Azzurri hit the ground running at Euro 2016 following their 2-0 victory over highly-fancied Belgium on Monday.

Belgium, the highest ranked side of the 24 teams participating in Euro 2016, dominated for long spells of the Group E clash at the Stade de Lyon, but goals in either half from Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle ensured Italy start their Euro campaign on a winning note.

Ronald Koeman confirmed as new Everton manager

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Everton have announced the appointment of Ronald Koeman as their new manager on a three-year deal.

Koeman, who had one year left on his contract with Southampton, was identified as the prime candidate to succeed Roberto Martinez despite speculation of host of other suitors.

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Russia given suspended disqualification, €150k fine for Euro 2016 fan violence

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Russia will be disqualified for the European Championships if their fans are found guilty of any further violence during the remainder of the tournament.

Following the crowd violence in the aftermath of the 1-1 draw against England and in the days preceding the match, UEFA have moved to hand out a suspended disqualification and fine the Russian Football Union (RFU) 150,000 Euros.

Sepp Blatter claims European draws were fixed by using hot and cold balls

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, 80, has remarkably claimed that he has witnessed fixing of a draw for a European football competition but stated that no draw at world level was rigged..

In an interview with La Nacion, an Argentine newspaper, Blatter said: “I never touched the balls, something that others did.

PL midfielder completes Liverpool transfer; Star rejected others to secure dream move

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Liverpool midfielder Joao Carlos Teixeira has been linked with a move away from Anfield over the last few months and the player has now confirmed that he has left the Premier League giants for Porto.

The 23-year-old midfielder joined Liverpool from Sporting Lisbon back in 2012 and has failed to develop as expected.

Ibrahimovic wants PSG teammate at Manchester United, club to bid €100m

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Manchester United are preparing a possible move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti. As reported here by Le 10 Sport and covered by Soccerlens as well, it is expected that the Red Devils will come for the midfielder with a whopping €100 million bid. The dimunitive midfielder, still only 23, has been a mainstay in the PSG midfield since joining in 2012 and could be a long-term solution for Manchester United’s central midfield.

Day Of Contrast For England And Wales As Bale Shines

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“One goal came from the most expensive left foot in world football, the other from the shin of a player who currently doesn’t even have a club. Between them, however, Gareth Bale and Hal Robson-Kanu have already taken Wales to within smelling distance of the second phase of Euro 2016.” - Ian Ladyman in The Mail on Sunday.

Copa Group B: Manchester Uniter star finds net, Brazil eliminated

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The Copa America Centenario erupted into controversy after Brazil were sent home packing following their 1-0 defeat to Peru on Sunday, thanks to a massive referring blunder.

In the other Group B match, Ecuador cemented their place in the quarterfinals and set up a showdown with the US after winning 4-0 against Haiti.

France bans alcohol near Euro 2016 venues after fan violence

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The French government was forced to announce a ban on all alcohol around any Euro 2016 stadiums and fan zones. The announcement was made on Sunday and comes in the wake of fan violence over the past three days.

“I have asked for all necessary measures to be taken to prohibit the sale, consumption and transport of alcoholic drinks in sensitive areas on match days and the day before, and on days when fan zones are open,” Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said of the ban.

Arsenal and Manchester United midfielders impress in opening Euro 2016 wins

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The 2014 World Cup winners began their 2016 Euro campaign with a 2-0 win over Ukraine at Lille on Sunday night, although Joachim Leow’s side had been far from convincing.

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Photo: Jose Mourinho's top quality midfield target completes transfer, medical done

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Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic has joined the Italian champions Juventus now.

Juventus have confirmed the move on their official Twitter account this morning.

Good morning everyone and good morning Miralem #Pjanic

Club chief confirms agreement for Liverpool target; Klopp personally called to convince him

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Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski is ready to snub a move to Napoli in order to join Liverpool this summer.

The Udinese midfielder spent last season away loan at Empoli and has been linked with a move to Anfield over the last few weeks.

According to the Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentis, Zielinski prefers a move to Liverpool and has decided to reject Napoli even though they have agreed a fee with Udinese.

Jorge Sampaoli set to replace Unai Emery at Sevilla

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Former Chile national team coach Jorge Sampaoli is poised to replace Unai Emery as the head coach of Sevilla, the Spanish club has announced.

Emery joined Sevilla in 2013 and has since led the club to a record three consecutive Europa League titles, most recently beating Liverpool 3-1 in Basel last month.

Chelsea and Manchester United stars feature in FIFA 17 Official Game Play Trailer

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The first official trailer for FIFA 17 by EA Sports has been released today in a EA play news conferences in Los Angeles and London.

This year, neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi was chosen as the poster boy for the most popular game in the world. Instead, they have picked four new players to act as spokesmen that include Chelsea star Eden Hazard, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus and James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.

PL Roundup: Mourinho's record breaking move; Klopp's shock swap deal; Hazard's transfer aid

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

President confirms Arsenal have agreed deal for playmaker; personal terms sorted

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Nigerian midfielder Kelechi Nwakali is close to joining Arsenal after the player agreed personal terms with the North London outfit.

According to latest reports, a five-year contract has been agreed.

Arsenal have been in advanced talks with Nwakali since the start of 2016 after an impressive tournament.

Euro Predictions: Manchester United's top target to score, Spain and Belgium to win

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It’s day 4 of Euro 2016 and we’ve cracking games to look forward to. On Sunday, Luka Modric scored a stunning goal to give Croatia a 1-0 victory over Turkey; Poland and Germany won their matches respectively beating Northern Ireland and Ukraine.

We’ve three games coming up: first, Spain taking on the Czech Republic, followed by Ireland vs Sweden and Belgium vs Italy, which is certainly going to be a cracker.

Mourinho's £24m plan to hijack Arsenal target; Abramovich to finance move for Frenchman

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Manchester United are interested in signing the in demand Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer.

The Armenian has had a splendid season with the Germans and is being linked with a move to the Premier League. The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are all interested in him.

Manchester United keeper starts as Spain begin Euro 2016 title defence

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Euro 2016
Date: Monday, 13th June, 2016
Time: 14.00pm BST
Venue: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Live Stream: Watch Spain vs Czech Republic live.

The defending champions start their Euro 2016 campaign this afternoon as they take on an ageing Czech Republic side in Toulouse on Monday.

Future Manchester United striker up against former United defender in tough Group E Euro 2016 game

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Euro 2016
Date: Monday, 13th June, 2016
Time: 17.00pm BST
Venue: Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Live Stream: Watch Euro 2016 Live Online

Republic of Ireland kick off their Euro 2016 campaign this evening against Sweden.

Liverpool agree deal for highly talented defender; Centre back completed formalities today

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Liverpool have agreed a new long term deal with the highly talented centre back, Tom Brewitt.

The Anfield outfit confirmed the deal on their official website this afternoon. The U21s centre back completed the contract signing formalities today and has committed his long term future to Anfield.

Real Madrid superstar scores a stunning goal in Croatia vs Turkey [Video]

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It’s day 3 at Euro 2016. Croatia sealed full three points from their opening Group D match, after they defeated Turkey 1-0 at Parc des Princes on Sunday.

Real Madrid’s world-class midfielder Luka Modric scored an absolute belter with a fantastic first-time volley from distance, although the Turkish goalkeeper could have done better.

Juventus want Kroos' inclusion in Pogba's move to Real Madrid

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Juventus will insist on including German midfielder Toni Kroos as part of the deal to sell their star midfielder Paul Pogba to Real Madrid.

The Turin club are desperate to keep Pogba for next season in bid to win their sixth-straight league title but are reported to have secretly resigned that the Frenchman will leave the club this summer.

Russia faces UEFA probe after ugly scenes follow England game

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UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Russian Football Union following crowd disturbances after the full-time whistle in their 1-1 draw with England at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille on Saturday evening.

The European football governing body have not opened any case against the English FA.

Euro 2016: Violence erupts before, after England-Russia clash

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Two England supporters were left seriously injured in Marseille after violent clashes erupted with rival fans before and after Euro 2016’s group match between England against Russia.

Before the game, security forces had to fire tear gas to disperse fighting fans for a third day in a row.

The British ambassador to France said early on Sunday that a number of other supporters were also left in the hospital as a result of these clashes.

Copa Round-up: USA top of Group A, highlights, major talking points from Saturday

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Despite losing the opening game against Colombia, the US finished ahead of them in Group A, following their 1-0 win over Paraguay on Saturday at Philadelphia.

In the other Group A match, Colombia suffered a shock 3-2 defeat against Costa Rica, and might face Brazil in the quarterfinals.

Copa America results after Saturday’s games

Group A: USA 1-0 Paraguay

Group A: Colombia 2-3 Costa Rica

Copa America table: Group A

Here’s the latest Group A standings after Matchday 3.

Juventus to sign £30m replacement for Manchester United target

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Juventus are set to sign Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic after activating the player’s £30 million release clause, Roma’s director Mauro Baldissoni announced on Friday.

Pjanic is expected to undergo a medical next week before signing on the dotted lines to become a Juventus player and end his five-year stint at the Giallorossi club.

Manchester United should sign Ibrahimovic, says club legend Roy Keane

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Manchester United legend and former midfielder Roy Keane has insisted that Swedish centre forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be a great signing for the Red Devils this summer.

Ibrahimovic has already confirmed his departure from Paris Saint-Germain is expected to join Man United after concluding his national team’s participation in the Euro 2016 in France.

England concede injury-time goal, Russian fans start fights in stands

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Russia have claimed a dramatic late equaliser against the run of the play to seal a point in their opening match of Euro 2016 against England.

After England took the lead in the 73rd minute courtesy of a splendid Eric Dier free-kick, it all seemed like it would go to plan for the Three Lions to secure all three points.

Copa America Group A: What must they do to go through?

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Copa America’s Group A ends tonight. One ticket is already safe in the hands of the Colombian National team, so the three remaining things will have to fight for the remaining spot. By the end of the night, two teams will be gone for good. So, what do teams need to do to get that coveted ticket to the quarter-finals?

Copa America 2016 Statistics: Round-up before the last group matches

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Let’s take some time to look at what two weeks of Copa America has brought us, apart from the obvious results and emotions. Let’s talk statistics.

With one last set of matches to go before the knock-out phase starts, 4 teams have already secured their ticket for the next round.

Who’s Through?

Euro 2016: Manchester United's €120m target scores in Wales 2-1 Slovakia [Video]

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Wales secured their first victory at a major tournament since 1958 after beating a tough Slovakian side 2-1 in Group B clash at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday.

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5 Tottenham Players Start, Arsenal Player Axed - England's confirmed starting lineup

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Wayne Rooney starts in midfield as Roy Hodgson has named a 4-3-3 formation as expected for England’s Euro 2016 opener versus Russia this evening.

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The Most Valuable Players of Euro 2016

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Utilizing a never before used point system, we as FanaticData, will calculate the value of each player’s effort in every goal scored and the value of each goal in order to determine the Most Valuable Players of Euro 2016.

We love soccer and tournaments like Euro 2016 because it has maintained its beauty through simplicity ever since it became a global phenomenon.

Euro Predictions: England and Slovakia to win, Betting Tips, Live stream info

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It’s Day 2 of Euro 2016 and we’ve cracking games to look forward to. On Friday, host nation France defeated Romania 2-1 on the opening day of the competition. We’ve three games today – one from Group A and two from Group B.

Euro 2016 Day 2 Fixtures:

Group A: Albania vs Switzerland

Group B: Wales vs Slovakia

Group B: England vs Russia

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Ex-Manchester United and Chelsea striker set for shock Premier League return

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Manchester United and Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao has been offered to newly-promoted Premier League side Middlesbrough, the Telegraph reports.

For what could be one of the most bizarre transfer move of this window, the Teesside club are now weighting up their option to offer a loan contract to the Colombian despite the striker’s prodigious wage demands .

England relying on Tottenham, Liverpool & United stars for Euro 2016 success

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England head into Euro 2016 as the bookmakers’ fourth favourites having won all 10 of their qualifying games and 10 of their last 12 matches heading into the tournament, including a win over World Champions Germany back in March. But just how good are the Three Lions really?

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Tottenham's Harry Kane To Score? England v Russia Predictions

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The footballing Gods have been smiling down on England over the past few days as they prepare to kick off Euro 2016 with a win over Russia this evening.

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Copa America: Barcelona superstar nets hat-trick in Argentina 5-0 Panama [Video]

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi scored three goals in his return from a back injury, as Argentina produced a scintillating performance to beat Panama 5-0 on Friday night in Chicago.

Messi replaced Augusto Fernandez in the 61st minute and produced a masterclass display as Argentina clinch a spot in the knock round of the Copa America Centenario.

Mourinho confident of record transfer; Star snubs Arsenal medical; Chelsea talks for winger confirmed

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Copa Round up: Vidal's controversial penalty, Messi's hat-trick, highlights, point table, Talking Points

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Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal scored a controversial penalty in the 97th minute of the match to give Chile an important 2-1 victory over Bolivia on Friday.

In the other Group D match, Lionel Messi making a swift from a back injury, scored a superb hat-trick as Argentina thrashed 10-men Panama 5-0 in Chicago.

Chelsea target prefers Man Utd, will join them if Mourinho fulfills this condition

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Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a move away from Serie A this summer. The Spaniard is a target for Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Morata previously claimed that Italy might not be the ideal place for strikers and that Bundesliga and the Premier League would suit his style very well.

Abramovich plots sensational double gift for Conte; this could win them the league

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Chelsea are looking to reshape their squad before the start of the new season and their owner Roman Abramovich has planned a rather expensive double gift for new manager Antonio Conte.

Abramovich has always backed his managers financially in the transfer market and is ready to do so again.

Conte takes charge of the Blues after the Euros and the Russian owner is ready to gift him two new strikers in the form of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain.

Euro 2016: Payet sets the benchmark high, major talking points from France 2-1 Romania

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West Ham forward Dimitri Payet scored a breathtaking goal in the dying minutes of the Group A match to secure a 2-1 victory for France over Romania in the opening game of Euro 2016 at Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Friday night.

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England relying on Tottenham, Liverpool & United stars for Euro 2016 success

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England head into Euro 2016 as the bookmakers’ fourth favourites having won all 10 of their qualifying games and 10 of their last 12 matches heading into the tournament, including a win over World Champions Germany back in March. But just how good are the Three Lions really?

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Tottenham's Harry Kane To Score? England v Russia Predictions

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The footballing Gods have been smiling down on England over the past few days as they prepare to kick off Euro 2016 with a win over Russia this evening.

Knocks to defenders Chris Smalling and Ryan Bertrand are all Roy Hodgson has head to deal with ahead of this evening’s opener versus Russia.

Arsenal star finds the net, stunning goal from Payet in France 2-1 Romania

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France open their Euro 2016 campaign with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Romania at Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Friday night. It was the first time since Euro 2000 that the host nation won the opening game, thanks to a late stunning goal from West Ham forward Dimitri Payet.

Despite a blitzkrieg of an opening start, both teams squandered few excellent goal scoring opportunities, with the scoreline remaining 0-0 at half time.

Manchester United release four players

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Manchester United have released out-of-favour midfielder Nick Powell and goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

The pair are out of contract and will leave the club on a free transfer following Manchester United’s decision to not offer new contracts to the duo.

The Red Devils signed Nick Powell from Crewe for a reported fee of £6 million in 2012 but failed to establish himself as a regular starter during his four years at the club.

PSG ready to activate Neymar’s £153m buyout clause

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Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of signing Barcelona star-man Neymar this summer by activating the player’s sensational release clause of £153 million.

Should the deal materialize, the blockbuster move will break the world transfer fee record for a footballer by an extraordinary difference.

Manchester United striker to start ahead of Liverpool midfielder for England

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England captain and record goalscorer Wayne Rooney is set to start in England’s opening group game against Russia at Euro 2016, according to reports from England’s training base in Chantilly, France. Liverpool’s Adam Lallana makes it while his club-mates Jordan Henderson and Nathaniel Clyne miss out.

David de Gea responds to sexy party allegations

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has quickly played down any reports that he was involved in a sex party in which a woman was made to take part against her will.

Earlier on Friday, Spanish newspaper Diario had reported that the Manchester United star David de Gea was allegedly implicated in a police probe involving a porn director accused of running a child prostitution ring.

Manchester United’s David de Gea allegedly implicated in Spanish rape case

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Manchester United star David de Gea is allegedly implicated in a police probe involving a porn director accused of running a child prostitution ring, according to reports in Spain today.

The Spanish goalkeeper has been implicated in an ongoing case against pornography entrepreneur Ignacio Allende Fernández, better known in the industry as ‘Torbe’.

Mourinho agrees deal for Englishman; Man Utd win race to sign Liverpool target

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Swiss winger Breel Embolo.

The Basel youngster has attracted a lot of attention with his dazzling displays in the Swiss league and is a target for several clubs including Manchester United, Wolfsburg, Tottenham and Leipzig.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is also an admirer of the versatile forward and the Reds were close to signing him last season.

Euro 2016 mascot shares same name with sex toy

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Euro 2016’s governing body UEFA has been left red-faced after it was revealed that their mascot ‘Super Victor’ shares the same name with a popular sex toy.

The character was unveiled in November 2014, then nameless, at a France friendly, as the build-up to Euro 2016 began.

It has now emerged that fans looking to purchase Super Victor merchandise online have been prompted with some disturbing results, split between the actual mascot and a sex toy available from sites such as Amazon.

Zlatan set to arrive, De Gea prompted to stay at Manchester United

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Manchester United have been dealt a major boost in their infancy under new manager Jose Mourinho, with speculation rife Zlatan Ibrahimovic will land himself at Old Trafford and prized keeper David De Gea will not take the lure of a Real Madrid offer.

A real-estate agency has appeared to all but confirm Ibrahimovic’s move to Manchester, with the Swede taking up property in the north-west near Manchester.

Watch the Euro 2016 opening ceremony live online (or on TV)

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The opening match at Euro 2016 kicks off at 20:00 BST this evening as hosts France entertain Romania at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

Before the action gets underway, the tournament will begin with an opening ceremony and we have the key details for you.

When is the Euro 2016 opening ceremony?

Copa America Table 2016: Results, Highlights, Reactions After Day 7

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Salomon Rondon scored the only goal of the match as Venezuela seal a massive 1-0 victory over Uruguay at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia on Thursday.

In another Group C match, Mexico comfortably won 2-0 against Jamaica at Rose Bowl to progress into the quarterfinals of Copa America.

COPA AMERICA RESULTS: DAY 7

Group C: Uruguay 0-1 Venezuela

Group C: Mexico vs Jamaica

COPA AMERICA TABLE: DAY 7 DAY 7: COPA AMERICA 2016 GOALS & HIGHLIGHTS

Highlights: Goals from Uruguay vs Venezuela

Highlights: Goals from Mexico vs Jamaica

MAJOR TALKING POINTS FROM DAY 7 GAMES

Uruguay 0-1 Venezuela – talking points

La Celeste are in deep trouble: With two defeats in a row (first 3-1 against Mexico in the opening game), Uruguay are in deep trouble to qualify from their group.

Former Manchester United striker scores in Mexico 2-0 Jamaica [Video]

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FULL TIME: MEXICO 2-0 JAMAICA

Mexico are through to the quarterfinals after winning 2-0 against Jamaica in the Group C Copa America 2016 game at Rose Bowl in Pasadena in front of an 83,263 sell-out crowd on Thursday.

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez gave Mexico the lead in the first half when he guided his header into the net.

Man Utd agree deal for PL winner; Liverpool begin talks with German; Mourinho's dream target

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Bundesliga TV rights sold for £3.63 billion, second only to Premier League’s £5.1 billion deal

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Broadcasting service providers Sky have retained their majority share to telecast live German Bundesliga matches for another four years.

The auction to buy media rights raised 4.64 billion euros (£3.63 billion) this year, an increase of staggering 85 percent on the current deal.

Bundesliga Chief Executive Christian Seifert said in a news conference on Thursday: “I am happy with the sum.

Chelsea ready to pay €60m for Arsenal target; Star prefers to play under Mourinho

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Juventus striker Alvaro Morata has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer and Chelsea are looking to secure his services.

The former Real Madrid striker is no longer first choice under Max Allegri and wants a move away from Turin.

The Spanish international is a target for Manchester United and Arsenal as well and could cost around 60 million Euros this summer.

Manchester United and Liverpool look to North America for stars and expansion

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Football outside Europe is rapidly growing. China is realizing President Xi Jinping’s dream of football domination by making several advances in European football. We’ve recently seen Chinese investors buy a majority stake in Inter Milan and that hasn’t been a singular event. Aston Villa and Espanyol were also recently bought by Chinese businessmen while Chinese investors already have minority stakes in England’s Manchester City, Spain’s Atletico Madrid and New York City FC.

Former Mancheser United defender to manage Reading next season

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Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam has agreed a deal to become the next manager of Reading this summer.

Sky Sources: Jaap Stam agrees deal to become Reading manager.

More on #SSNHQ

- Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) June 9, 2016

The negotiations were reportedly ongoing for the past few weeks and now it appears that the 43-year-old has penned a two-year contract with the Championship club.

England Fans Arrested in Marseille Ahead of Euro 2016 Opener

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Two English fans arrested as they clash with local youths clash in Marseille ahead of their opening game in the south of France.

England fans got off to a violent start last night as trouble with local youths broke out in Marseille two days before Roy Hodgson’s side kick off their tournament against Russia.

Euro predictions: Manchester United's 20-year-old star and Liverpool's top target to face in Euro 2016 final?

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The wait is finally over. Euro 2016 gets underway on Friday with host nation France taking on against Romania (back France to win with a 2-0 margin at 9/2 with Ladbrokes) in the opening match at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

For the first time, 24 nations will take part in the European competition, with teams like Spain, Germany, Italy, England and Belgium are all capable of winning this prestigious trophy.

Transfer Roundup: Arsenal agree fee for defender; Klopp wants dazzling winger as Gotze alternative

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has identified an alternative to the German attacking midfielder Mario Gotze.

The Bayern Munich midfielder was a priority target for the Reds this summer, but last month he confirmed that he has spoken to Carlo Ancelotti regarding his future and is willing to stay in Germany for another season.

France vs Romania Predictions: Arsenal star to score, hosts to make flying start

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France vs Romania
Competition: Euro 2016
Date: 10th June 2016
Time: Friday, 20:00 BST (9pm local time)
Venue: Stade de France in Saint-Denis
Live Stream: Sony ESPN

The wait is finally over.

Uruguay vs Venezuela: Score, Live stream, Highlights From Copa America

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LIVE SCORE: URUGUAY 0-0 VENEZUELA

Kickoff Time: 7:30 EST, 23:30 GMT

TV Info: Go to the Copa America 2016 page on fubo.tv.

Live Stream: Watch Live Here

Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Referee: P. Loustau

Uruguay starting XI: F.

Euro Watch: Manchester United star on injury, Tottenham star more popular than Rooney, Joe Hart nutmegs in training

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The wait is finally over. Euro 2016 will get underway on Friday and alongside our Copa America blog (I’m sure you’re following it) we’ll run a daily Euro blog (two actually with one specifically devoted to England) as well.

Once, the tournament gets underway, we’ll have a lot of topics to discuss – England’s tactical analysis (isn’t it too predictable?

Euro 2016 Goalscorer Predictions: Will Muller and Germany top the charts again?

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World Cup 2014 winners Germany are one of the favourites to win Euro 2016, to be held in France. They are outright favourites to top Group C that also include Poland, Northern Ireland and Ukraine.

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Chris Gayle wants to play for Manchester United

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The enigmatic West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle has declared his intention to play for Manchester United.

That is after a stadium tour of Old Trafford where the star batsman declared his readiness to take up a slot in United’s squad under new manager Jose Mourinho.

On his Instagram account (@chrisgayle333), Gayle shared several photos from the visit, with one in particular grabbing the attention of all football fans.

PRESS VIEW: Touch down in Paris for Euro 2016

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Floods, what floods?

The rain that plagued Paris only as recently as last week’s French Open have disappeared, and replacing it are bright blue skies ahead of Euro 2016 which kicks off tomorrow night.

Paris is abuzz with locals and tourists alike bracing themselves for a month-long party of football.

Euro Lens: Manchester United star feature alongside Ronaldo in new film, France introduce new app

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The wait is finally over. Euro 2016 will get underway on Friday and alongside our Copa America blog (I’m sure you’re following it) we’ll run a daily Euro blog as well – since it’s Soccerlens’ very own, we’ve added a brand ‘tag’ in the end, hence Euro Lens.

Once, the tournament gets underway, we’ll have a lot of topics to discuss – tactical analysis, goals, turning point(s), key decisions and other stuff – but for now let’s run through some of the interesting Euro-related stories from around the web.

Liverpool star scores hat-trick, Dani Alves brilliant, Latest Copa America standings

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Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning hat-trick as Brazil thrashed Haiti 7-1 in Group B of Copa America Centenario 2016 at Orlando Citrus bowl in Florida on Wednesday.

In the other Group B match, Peru and Ecuador settled for a pulsating 2-2 thriller at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale in Arizona.

Tottenham target scores Bergkamp-esque goal, West Ham star finds net in Copa America thriller [Video]

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Competition: Copa America Centenario

Kickoff time: 21:00 CST, 22:00 EST

Stream: Watch the game live here

Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, USA

Referee: Wilmar Roldán (COL)

COPA AMERICA TABLE: GROUP B

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Peru took the lead early in the opening five minutes through Tottenham Hotspur target Christian Cueva.

Copa America Blog: Coutinho hat-trick, Messi trains, Coin toss defies odds, blunder from Adidas

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It’s Day 6 of Copa America Centenario and for the first time in this competition, we have had a goal fest. Brazil thrashed Haiti 7-1 (who were eliminated) to move to the top of Group B, while Peru and Ecuador fought out a pulsating 2-2 thriller between them.

Here’s a quick glance at the results today.

Liverpool News: Bid submitted for playmaker; Striker wants to play under Klopp next season

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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been attracting a lot of interest from European giants Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

The Brazilian bagged his first international hattrick yesterday night and has been a standout performer for Liverpool over the last two seasons. Although he is far from a polished material yet, Coutinho is still playing at a level higher than most.

Mourinho hails Wayne Rooney as ‘England’s best player over a decade’

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Newly appointed Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hailed club captain Wayne Rooney ahead of the striker’s testimonial match announcement.

Everton and Man United, the only two clubs Rooney has played for in his club career, will go head-to-head to celebrate the Englishman’s 12 years at Old Trafford since his £27 million move from the Merseyside club back in 2004.

Winger confirms Man Utd transfer on Instagram; Teammate hints attacker is off to Old Trafford

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Manchester United have been linked with the Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the last few weeks and it seems that the player is destined for Old Trafford.

Recently, this Swedish teammate John Guidetti dropped a major hint about the player moving to Manchester.

Guidetti is a former Manchester City player and during a discussion with the press about Zlatan, he revealed that the 34 year old will settle in just fine at Manchester and in the Premier League.

Bid submitted, Star reveals transfer talks with Conte; Also spoke with these 2 Chelsea stars about move

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Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer.

The Belgian midfielder has been one of the best players in Serie A for the last couple of seasons and is a target for Antonio Conte.

Speaking to the media on international duty, Nainggolan has revealed that he has already spoken to Conte and knows what the Italian’s plans are for him.

England Euro 2016 Charity Song

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Football was born in England. The English fans usually get super-excited (who doesn’t?) during the time of any major tournament. The club loyalties are put to rest while the English people often do crazy things to assert their patriotism.

Football is mediated as an extension of social structure and values and in England, it represents the perceived characteristics of the people, region or the nation’s identity.

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Barcelona's Lionel Messi to top Forbes' highest earners list

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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the highest-paid athlete in the world by American business magazine Forbes.

The Portuguese forward is the first footballer to make it to the top of the annual list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes compiled by Forbes.

Ronaldo has earned a whopping $88m in the last 12 months and is sitting on top of the highest earners list.

Man Utd News: Jose Mourinho set to complete shock transfer for PL wing back

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is apparently looking to reshape his defence and is willing to get rid of the Italian international Matteo Darmian.

Darmian joined Manchester United last summer under Louis Van Gaal and had a reasonable season. The Italian produced some quality performances and also struggled in some games.

Club president confirms that top class PL striker wants Chelsea transfer this summer

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa is keen on a return to Atletico Madrid, the La Liga club’s President Cerezo has confirmed.

Costa was a major hit under Simeone and there were reports throughout last season that Diego Costa wants a move back to Spain.

Diego Costa had a superb debut season with Chelsea and guided them to the Premier League title.

Brazil vs Haiti: Score, Live Stream and Highlights From Copa America

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LIVE SCORE: BRAZIL 1-0 HAITI

Competition: Copa America Centenario [Group B]

Kickoff Time: 7:30 EST, 23:30 GMT

TV Info: Go to the Copa America 2016 page on fubo.tv.

Stream: Watch Live Here

Venue: Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Referee: Mark Geiger

Brazil Starting XI: Alisson; Dani Alves, Gil, Marquinhos, Filipe Luis; Casemiro, Elias, Renato Augusto, Coutinho, Willian; Jonas

Brazil subs: Brazil: Alves; Grohe, Caio, Fabinho, Santos, Walace, Ganso, Lucas Lima, Lucas Moura, Gabriel, Hulk

Haiti (5-4-1): Placide; Alcenat, Mechack, Jaggy, Genevois, Goreaux; Louis, Lafrance, Marcelin, Alexandre; Belfort

Haiti subs: Cues; Odelus, Christian, Lambese, Aveska, Hilaire, Millien, Norde, Mustivar, Guerrier, Maurice, Belfort

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Brazil 1-0 Haiti

14′ – Brazil scored their first goal of the tournament through Philippe Coutinho.

Dutch wonderkid confirms he will join Manchester United

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Feyenoord wonderkid Tatith Chong has confirmed that he will join Manchester United via his twitter account on Wednesday.

The 16-year-old, who can play upfront as well as in midfield, is said to be one of the best young prospects in world football.

Chong posted a picture on twitter wearing the Man United shirt with the caption, “Future player of Manchester United.

Man United clear to sign Pogba after Man City end pursuit

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Manchester City have decided to end their pursuit to sign Juventus star-man Paul Pogba, leaving local rivals Manchester United free to pursue the signing of dynamic midfielder this summer.

The Blues were reportedly favorites to prise-away the 23-year-old from the Serie A champions but have settled to end their interest to sign him following the appointment of Pep Guardiola.

3 reasons why signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the wrong move for Manchester United

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Manchester United have had quite the summer so far. We’re only in the second week of June, and they can already boast of signing one of Europe’s best managers in Jose Mourinho, along with splashing £30 million on Eric Bailly to strengthen their defence.

There is a move on the horizon though, which would top all of this.

Roma’s Totti signs new contract for one final season

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Roma captain Francesco Totti has signed a new one-year contract to stay at the club for one final season, the Italian giants announced on Tuesday.

Totti, who turns 40 in September, joined Roma in 1989 as a 12-year-old before making his first-team debut in March 1993 at the only age of 16.

“I really wanted this contract, it represents the realisation of my dream,” Totti said.

Winger open to move, Arsenal submit bid; Man City open talks for star; Spurs agree attacker deal

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Conte wants PL star to play for Chelsea, player informs he wants to join Mourinho at Man Utd

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has informed the club’s new manager Antonio Conte that he wants to join Manchester United this summer.

Conte has already spoken to a number of Chelsea stars since taking over at Stamford Bridge in an attempt to convince them to stay and Matic has made his intentions clear.

Mourinho's close to first Man Utd signing; Star agrees terms and completes medical

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Villarreal defender Eric Bailly is one step closer to becoming a Manchester United player after the young centre back passed his medical.

Bailly has also agreed personal terms with the Old Trafford outfit and could be announced soon.

The 22 year old La Liga centre back will cost Manchester United in the region of 30 million pounds and is expected to be Mourinho’s first signing since taking over from Louis Van Gaal.

PSG set to appoint Sevilla’s head coach Unai Emery

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Paris Saint Germain are poised to announce the appointment of Unai Emery as their new head coach, according to Spainish sports daily Marca.

The Ligue 1 champions will reportedly pay Emery’s €2 million release clause, who will replace the departing French coach Laurent Blanc.

PSG won their second successive domestic treble by winning Ligue 1, the French Cup and the League Cup but the club’s mega-rich Qatari owners are keen to see the club make progress in the Champions League.

Chelsea in final stages of talks to sign Liverpool target; explosive winger will join soon

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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Porto winger Yacine Brahimi.

The winger was believed to be a target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, but the Blues have moved quickly to beat their Premier League rivals.

Brahimi contributed with more than 20 goals plus assists last season and managed to impress in the Champions League.

Mourinho looking to hijack Chelsea target; wants him to replace this Man Utd star

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking to sign the Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci for Manchester United.

The Juventus centre back is a target for Antonio Conte, but it seems that the new Manchester United manager is ready to hijack Chelsea’s move for the defender.

Bonucci has been linked with a move to the Premier League ever since there were talks of Conte taking over at Chelsea.

Man Utd target considering PL move; Stay says Chelsea offer is a big deal for him

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is an admirer of the Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan and his interest in signing the player is no secret.

Earlier this week, the player also confirmed talks between the two clubs and revealed that Conte has wanted to sign him for quite some time.

Now there are reports that Nainggolan has asked Roma to consider Chelsea’s offer seriously as it is a ‘big deal’ for him.

PHOTO: Defender holding a Manchester United shirt; transfer complete

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Manchester United have announced that the highly talented Villarreal defender Eric Bailly has completed his transfer from La Liga, subject to successfully obtaining a work permit.

The Ivory Coast defender has signed a four-year contract with the option to extend for a further two years.

It’s official!

Chelsea begin talks to sign Arsenal target; Blues ready to treble his wages

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Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is reportedly frustrated after a poor season and wants to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Premier League giants are already looking at replacements for the Serbian and Leicester City’s Kante is thought to be a priority target for Antonio Conte.

Recently it was reported that Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign N’Golo Kante from Leicester City.

China’s Suning acquires majority stake in Inter Milan

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China’s influence over football only has grown in recent months and we once again find a Chinese company buying stakes in a major European club. This time its Inter Milan.

Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd is buying nearly 70% of Inter Milan for a sum reported to be around 270 million euros.

Club official confirms Man Utd approach for winger; President welcomes transfer

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Manchester United are looking to sign the supremely talented young winger, Hirving Lozano, from Mexican football club, Pachuca, this summer.

Lozano is 20 year old, but has a lot of experience for someone his age. The Mexican has already played over 100 games for his club and has also represented his country on the international stage.

Club executive confirms Man Utd have agreed a deal with top class midfielder

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has secured an extension with the club according to Perth Glory CEO Peter Filopoulos.

Towards the end of last season, it seemed like the 34 year old central midfielder would leave the club this summer, but after a conversation with Jose Mourinho he apparently signed a new deal with the Old Trafford club.

Di Maria, Banega score in Argentina 2-1 vs Chile [Video]

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In arguably the best match of the Copa America Centenario so far, Argentina beat Chile 2-1 in their group D clash at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara on Monday.

After an entertaining yet a goalless opening 45 minutes, Argentina broke the deadlock through PSG midfielder Angel di Maria, who scored his 17th goal for his country.

Rodriguez, Reus, Manchester United forward and Chelsea winger feature in FIFA 17 cover image

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FIFA 17 release date has been revealed. Manchester United forward Anthony Martial and Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard will feature on cover images of the brand new FIFA 17 game.

FIFA 17 Release Date

FIFA 17 developed by EA Sports will be available in the US from September 27, 2016, and for the rest of the world from September 29, 2016.

Arsenal close in move for PL defender; Conte wants Spaniard; Klopp eyes midfield controller

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Photo: Klopp pictured with target's agent; World class star ready to snub Man Utd

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Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has been linked with a move away from Italy this summer and the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked with the prolific Argentine.

Higuain has been sensational for Napoli ever since he made the switch from Real Madrid and has scored 91 goals for the Italian side in the last 3 seasons.

South American agrees terms with Liverpool; star admitted meeting club official earlier

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Liverpool are closing in on a move for the 26 year old Porto midfielder Hector Herrera.

The Porto midfielder is a target for Italian giants Napoli as well, but it seems that the Reds have stolen a march on their rivals for the signature of the Mexican.

Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Herrera as a partner for German midfielder Emre Can.

Copa America: Major Talking Points from Day 5 Games

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Lionel Messi was just a mere spectator from the bench as Argentina opened their Group D Copa America campaign with a 2-1 win over Chile in Santa Clara on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Blas Perez scored twice, including the winner three minutes from time, as Panama began their first-ever Copa American campaign with a 2-1 Group D win over Bolivia in Orlando.

Liverpool close in on Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain

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Liverpool are on the verge of completing a big-money move for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to BeIN Sports.

The Argentine centre forward has attracted interest of several big European clubs after a sensational season in Naples, netting 36 goals in 35 league appearances to break a 66-year goalscoring record for the most goals in a Serie A season.

Manchester United's top target: My contribution to France more than French president

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Swede international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he has contributed more to France than President Francois Hollande by paying the top rate of tax on his earnings.

Zlatan joined PSG in 2012 and has enjoyed a stellar career in France where he won four league titles, three League Cups and two French Cups in four seasons for the French champions.

Chelsea transfer news: Blues suffer setback in Nainggolan pursuit

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The Blues are having a hard time trying to lure Radja Nainggolan away from AS Roma to Stamford Bridge. The former’s interest in the Belgian midfielder has been well-documented for a while now, but the club from the Italian capital are holding firm in their resolve to keep their prized asset.

Gianluca Di Marzio have reported that Chelsea have had a €32 million (plus €3 million in bonuses) bid rejected by Roma for Nainggolan, who himself isn’t too keen to leave the Stadio Olimpico at the moment.

Copa America 2016 Report: Jamaica 0-1 Venezuela [Goal & Highlights]

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Copa America’s Group C began today with the clash between Venezuela and Jamaica. The game is definitely one of those matches that only a few people look for, but if you were among those that did not watch it, you missed a few interesting things. The most important one would be Andre Blake’s amazing performance.

Copa America: Chile’s national anthem played instead of Uruguay’s

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At any international game, especially in major tournaments, national anthems are being played to pay respect to the nations prior to the kickoff.

It means a lot to the players who are representing their country. And it has become a sort of ritual that every player pays respect to the anthems.

Mexico 3-1 Uruguay Report, Goals & Highlights [VIDEO]

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The long-awaited match began living up to its hype when the fastest own-goal in the history of Copa America put Mexico ahead. The Uruguayans lost their concentration for a while and could have lost the match right there and then but as the match progressed, they managed to begin attempting to balance it little by little.

Man Utd target hints about announcement date; Klopp eyes Arsenal star; Winger's Chelsea update

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Mourinho meets Woodward to discuss transfer plans; these 10 stars are unwanted

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Manchester United are plotting a complete squad overhaul this summer and it seems that there will be quite a few casualties at Old Trafford.

Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has been linked with a move away from Manchester United.

According to recent reports, Jose Mourinho is not a fan of the former Athletic Bilbao playmaker and has informed Ed Woodward of his plans.

31 goals and assists in 40 games: Star prefers Arsenal transfer despite lucrative Chelsea offer

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Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been linked with a move away from Westfalenstadion this.

The Bundesliga star has been a target for both Arsenal and Chelsea and according to latest rumours, he prefers a move to Arsenal.

Chelsea missed out on Champions League qualification for next season and that could be a possible reason why Mkhitaryan fancies Arsenal.

Man Utd complete deal for Portuguese target; Mourinho chose him personally

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Jose Mourinho is has secured his first addition since taking over from Louis Van Gaal as the new Manchester United manager.

The Portuguese manager has appointed Ricardo Formosinho as the new club scout. Formosinho’s duties for the Premier League giants will be recruitment related as well as tactical.

Man Utd target confirms Chelsea bid; Conte in advanced talks to sign Wenger's PL target

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Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been linked with a move to Chelsea over the last few weeks.

The Roma midfielder is a player in demand this summer and is a target for Chelsea as well as Manchester United.

He has now fuelled further speculations surrounding his future by claiming that Chelsea have indeed submitted an offer for him.

Superstar agrees Man Utd terms; Bid submitted for Mendes client, star promised to Jose

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the highly talented Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes.

The Portuguese midfielder has turned heads with his outstanding displays in La Liga over the last year and is a target for several clubs including Italian champions Juventus.

Earlier this year, rumours surfaced that the player’s agent Jorge Mendes has promised to deliver the player to Manchester United and therefore since the appointment of Jose Mourinho, those rumours have only intensified.

Euro 2016 domino display, Groups analysis, Ronaldo keen for Rooney clash

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The Euro 2016 is less than a week away from now and today we take a deeper look at all the groups and analyse it, plus bringing you stories from national camps.

Euro 2016 Group Analysis

Group A: Host nation France are overwhelming favourites to finish first from their group.

Roundup: Man Utd agree deal for La Liga star; Star set for Arsenal medical today

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Klopp wants 'Mr Reliable'; Liverpool agree fee for highly rated German international

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Cologne left back Jonas Hector has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga and recent rumours state that Liverpool are the club chasing him.

Jurgen Klopp is keen on recruiting a new left back after Alberto Moreno’s shocking displays last season and the German international is someone Klopp has followed closely from his time at Dortmund.

Brazil missing Neymar, Haiti's heartbreak, Updated Group standings

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Day 2 of the 2016 Copa America Centenario saw Brazil played out a 0-0 draw with Ecuador, Paolo Guerrero rescued Peru yet again, and Paraguay’s young guns impressed against Costa Rica.

Let us first take a look at the results and latest Group standings

Day 2 Copa America 2016 Results:

Paraguay 0-0 Costa Rica

Peru 1-0 Haiti

Brazil 0-0 Ecuador

Watch Copa America 2016 online

Latest Copa America 2016 Standings:

Group B standings:

Paraguay vs Costa Rica: A fair result

Neither side created much of an attack and deserve three points on a hot and humid day in Orlando.

Atletico Madrid plot move for Arsenal target

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Atletico Madrid are preparing a bid for Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer.

Morata is also heavily linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly interested to sign the 23-year-old, but now it appears that the Gunners have pulled out of the race to sign him amid reports that the North-London club are on the verge of signing Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.

Euro 2016 Group B: England to break opening game curse

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It’s time to take a look at what is going to be happening on Group B, where the mighty England will be facing Gareth Bale’s astonishing Wales and Slovakia will try to take Russia out.

Fact: England has never won their opening game at a European Championship in their history. England is always a mystery when it comes to big tournaments, but most of the time, the National team ends up disappointing the football community and their fans.

Euro 2016 Group C: Can Germany survive Poland?

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Group C sees two European powerhouses colliding. One, the historic German Mannschaft, and two, the surprising army of pride led by Robert Lewandowski: Poland.

Germany is getting out of the group and that’s that. Unless the cup turns into a fiasco, like in 2004, one thing is certain: the Germans will be a team feared by everyone.

Euro 2016 Group D: Spain and the Group of Death

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Group D sees current champions Spain’s campaign to defend the title. But the remaining three teams are strong enough to give them a run for their money.

Croatia is filled with wonderful players and they are very used to playing the role they are playing in these type of tournaments: a “might be” dark horse.

Euro 2016 Group E: Can Belgium steal the show?

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Three giants and a miracle-seeker form one of the most entertaining groups (Group E) of this competition. If you are not following any of these four teams, prepare for a very entertaining showdown.

Belgium is ranked as the second best team in the world right now. Some may say this is stretching it and some may believe this to be accurate, (mostly Belgians, to be honest).

Euro 2016 Group F Review: Ronaldo’s turn to shine, but could Austria stop him?

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The last group of the competition, Group F, is all about seeing who hits the hardest. Is Iceland the target? In theory, no. In practice, no, no, no. Who is getting through?

Austria is a football revelation. Since I was born after 1954 and 1982 (Algeria’s disgrace) I had never heard that sentence before.

From Spain: Manchester United reach agreement for €40m La Liga defender, player set to sign in the next few days

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Manchester United have reached an agreement for Villarreal’s highly rated central defender Eric Bailly, according to reports from Spain.

The 22-year-old defender has been one of the key players for the Yellow Submarines, making strong impressions in both La Liga and European games in 2015/16.

Manchester United's £20m target set for Arsenal medical, deal to announced on Monday

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is one step closer to joining Arsenal this summer. The striker is currently on international duty with England, but Arsenal are working hard to secure his transfer before Euro 2016 commence in France from 10th June.

Last night, the Guardian exclusively broke the news that the Gunners had triggered Vardy’s release clause and are ready to prise the England international from Leicester City in a deal worth around £20m.

USA vs Colombia: Goals and Highlights From Copa America

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FINAL SCORE: USA 0-2 COLOMBIA

Colombia picked up full three points in the opening game of the Copa America 2016 Centenario with a convincing 2-0 victory against hosts USA at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, with goals coming from Christian Zapata and James Rodriguez.

After a cagey opening first five minutes, Colombia took the lead through AC Milan defender Christian Zapata.

‘Man United offered world record fee for Bayern’s Thomas Muller’

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Manchester United made a world-record bid for German striker Thomas Muller last summer, according to Bayern Munich’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

The 26-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford last year but the German champions refused to sell their star player at any price.

Arsenal make move for Leicester's Jamie Vardy

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Reports from the Guardian claim the Gunners have triggered Leicester City star Jamie Vardy’s release clause and are ready to “prise the England international from Leicester City in a deal worth around £20m.”

This seems to be a significant shift, an anti-thesis of an Arsenal signing but it seems like Wenger, who plans for long term stability and future, is sure that the future of the team is now.

Roundup: Mourinho wants Conte target; Man Utd's record transfer approach; Arsenal's striker bid

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Mourinho closes in on £220k-a-week Man Utd target; transfer could be done by this date

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Sky Sports are reporting that a deal to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Old Trafford is really close and the Sweden international should be signed up before the Euro 2016 kicks off on the 10th of June.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker is a priority target for Jose Mourinho and will sign a one year contract with the Premier League giants.

Copa 2016 Blog: USA lacklustre, James’ injury, Stats and Talking Points

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The Copa America Centenario is truly underway. Hosts USA were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Colombia in the opening match of the 2016 Copa edition at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Friday afternoon.

USA had 12 shots on goal, but couldn’t even create single clear cut chances. Colombia weren’t brilliant either.

Borussia Dortmund sign Barcelona defender Marc Bartra

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Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Barcelona’s centre back Marc Bartra for £6.2 million, both the clubs have announced.

Bartra joins the Bundesliga runner-ups on a four-year deal, although a buy-back option is expected to be involved in the player’s contract.

The 25-year-old made only 13 league appearances for the Catalan club last season, which dropped the player’s release clause from £31 million to just £6.

Mourinho wants world class attacker as priority signing, personal terms agreed

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic over the last few months and it seems they are finally close to landing the PSG striker.

Ibrahimovic is out of contract this summer and has already made it clear that he will not renew at the French capital and wants a new adventure for next season.

Leicester bolster squad by signing former Manchester United keeper

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Leicester City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Robert Zieler from Bundesliga side Hannover 96 for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old has penned a four-year deal with the Premier League champions and is expected to provide competition to the club’s first-choice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Santos: Ronaldo makes Portugal a target for terrorists

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Portugal boss Fernando Santos says the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo could see his team being a target for terrorists at Euro 2016.

Last year, in November, a terror attack broke out in Paris that left 130 people died, with three suicide bombers striking near the Stade de France. The country is still in an official state of emergency and security will be high during the Euros.

Manchester United target James Rodriguez told he can leave Real Madrid

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Columbian winger James Rodriguez has been told by Real Madrid that he can leave the club this summer.

The 24-year-old joined the Spanish giants in the summer of 2014 for a reported fee of £63 million after impressive performances in the World Cup finals in Brazil that year.

Rodriguez hit the ground running at Real Madrid, scoring 13 goals and providing 13 assists in 29 league appearances in his first season at the Spanish capital.

Euro 2016 Predictions & Dark Horses

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This year’s Euro 2016 predictions are a little tricky to make after Spain’s spectacular implosion in Brazil two years ago and a general evening out of the playing field. World champions Germany, seeking their first Euro title since Euro 96, are hot favourites to win the competition, but France as hosts and Spain as the uber-team-to-beat make it a three-way fight.

Transfer Roundup: Real Madrid's striker agreement, Chelsea open defender talks, €60m Liverpool transfer

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With all the domestic campaigns done and dusted, it is time for every club to focus on the transfer market and improve their chances of doing well next season.

Although the transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July, almost every club has started working on their deals and new signings are being confirmed every day.

Euro 2016 Posters: ESPN’s stunning artwork for all 24 teams

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French artist Florian Nicolle has created a 24 team posters for ESPN to celebrate the 2016 European Championships.

The Euro 2016 is only a week away from now. The excitement is slowly reaching fever-pitch.

In this Euro edition, 24 teams will participate in France, and the 23-man squad of all the teams have been confirmed.

Euro 2016: King Ibrahimovic, England’s Tactical Hell & Cristiano Ronaldo’s abs

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In today’s Euro 2016 news, we have Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic being offered a kingdom, Tottenham’s Harry Kane playing on after getting kicked in the head, and a shootout between Liverpool and Everton forwards that had a predictable winner.

But first, let’s look at who we think is going to win the tournament this year.

Manchester United submit British record £60m bid for Juve’s Paul Pogba

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Manchester United have launched a British transfer record bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, the SunSport reports.

The Red Devils’ initial offer is reported to be £48 million plus £12 million in add-on payments which adds up marginally more than the £59.7m transfer fee paid to sign the Argentine winger Angel di Maria in the summer of 2014, who never wanted a move to United and eventually moved to his preferred club, Paris Saint-Germain, the following summer.

Martial: Man Utd target is a great striker, would be a good addition for club

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French striker Anthony Martial has expressed his delight at Jose Mourinho’s appointment as the new Manchester United manager.

Martial joined United last summer for a reported £36m fee from Marseille and impressed in his first season at Old Trafford.

The French youngster is currently on on international duty, representing France in Euro 2016.

Liverpool Transfer: Klopp wants French defender, in talks with agent; Bid submitted for PL defender

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign a left back this summer and the Reds have been linked with the likes of Hector, Chilwell and Guerreiro over the last few weeks.

The latest name linked with a move to Anfield is Jordan Amavi from Aston Villa. The 22 year old French left back is rated highly and could leave Villa after they got relegated.

Man Utd agree deal for central midfielder; Mourinho called personally to convince him

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Recently there have been reports that Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a contract extension at Old Trafford.

The 34 year old midfielder has spent a decade at Manchester United and was expected to leave this summer once his contract expires.

However, club legend Paddy Crerand confirmed on MUTV (the club’s official channel) that Carrick has signed a new one year deal with Manchester United.

Chelsea looking to sign high profile PL star, Mourinho wanted 'special player' as well

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Chelsea are looking to sign a new striker this summer and the Blues have been linked with the out of favour Liverpool forward Christian Benteke.

According to the very reliable English newspaper Times, Chelsea want to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton, but they are aware that it might not be easy to pull it off.

Copa 2016: US face Colombia, Gustavo leaves Selecao squad, Messi’s trial latest

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The Copa America Centenario 2016 officially kicks off today, as tournament hosts US takes on Colombia as Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Details: KO 9.30 pm ET, Fox Sports 1
Live stream info: How to watch Copa America live online.

United States are massive underdogs in Group A behind Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay.

42 goals this season: Real Madrid reach private agreement to sign world class forward

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Bayern Munich striker Roberto Lewandowski has been linked with a move away from Allianz Arena this summer.

Recently, the player and his agent both confirmed that they have been speaking to Real Madrid regarding a transfer and that Bayern Munich are aware of it.

According to Spanish publication AS, Real Madrid have reached a private agreement with Robert Lewandowski and now need to agree a fee with the German champions.

Copa America 2016 Live Streaming, Neymar’s new boots and more

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The Copa America kicks off tomorrow with hosts USA taking on Colombia.

How To Watch Copa America 2016 Live Online
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Premier League wages more than La Liga and Serie A combined

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The Premier League has the reputation of being the world’s most glamorous and attractive league and there is evidence to back that claim. It has now been revealed in Deloitte’s annual review of football finance that English Premier League clubs paid more to their players than clubs from Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A combined.

Chelsea close in on top class German, Roman's advisor met star's agent today

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Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has been linked with a move away from Serie A and Chelsea are in talks to sign him for 22 million Euros this summer.

The 23 year old centre back has been in great form for the Italian outfit this season and has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Manchester United as well.

Real Madrid close to €60m deal for Man Utd target; Agent flies in to complete formalities

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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from the Spanish capital this summer.

There have been rumours that the player is looking to leave the club for Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain. However, according to latest reports, the Portuguese star is all set to end the speculations surrounding his future by signing a new contract with Los Blancos.

Manchester United want Jose Mourinho to establish a dynasty at Old Trafford

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Manchester United want Jose Mourinho to build a strong legacy at the club and establish a dynasty like Sir Alex Ferguson.

Mourinho signed a three-year-contract with the Old Trafford club, but United want him to prolong his stay beyond his initial contract.

Sir Alex Ferguson managed United between November 1986 and May 2013, but his successors couldn’t even last long within their given contracts.

Transfer talks underway for €60m rated midfield star; Klopp labelled him as a genius

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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a move away from Anfield after the Merseyside giants failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The Brazilian midfielder has had an impressive season personally and is a target for Paris Saint-Germain.

According to latest reports, Paris Saint-Germain have already opened talks with the player’s representatives and are willing to pay around 60 million Euros on the South American midfielder.

Liverpool News: Talks underway for €60m rated South American; Klopp labelled him as a genius

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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a move away from Anfield after the Merseyside giants failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The Brazilian midfielder has had an impressive season personally and is a target for Paris Saint-Germain.

According to latest reports, Paris Saint-Germain have already opened talks with the player’s representatives and are willing to pay around 60 million Euros on the South American midfielder.

Brazil change Copa training venue after shooting killed two people

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Brazil’s 2016 Copa America preparation has been far from ideal. The Selecao had to change their training venue just days before the start of the tournament following a deadly shooting in Los Angeles.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where Dunga’s team had planned to use for training purposes, was rocked by a deadly shooting incident that killed two people.

Guardiola agrees deal for long term Man Utd target, Mourinho needs someone like him

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Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is expected to complete his transfer to Manchester City.

The German midfielder is out injured right now but he has agreed a move to the Premier League and a fee of 21 million pounds has been agreed between the two clubs.

According to latest reports, the player has also agreed a 4 year deal at Etihad and will join the revolution under Pep Guardiola.

Copa America 2016 Squads Confirmed

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The 23-man squad of all the 16 teams competing at the Copa America Centenario in the United States in June has been announced.

Copa America 2016 Group A

United States

World Ranking: 29

Manager: Jurgen Klinsmann

Key Players: Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders)

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Ethan Horvath (Molde)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.

Chelsea official's transfer hint, club delegation sent to seal move for La Liga winger

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Chelsea winger Charly Musonda looks set to to extend his stay at Real Betis on loan for another season.

The La Liga outfit have sent a delegation to secure the move. Marca confirm that Betis officials were in London yesterday for talks regarding an extension and judging by Piet De Visser’s (Chelsea scout) recent comments, the Belgian could well return to La Liga for another season.

Photo: Transfer blow for Man Utd as top class target agrees deal to join rivals

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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan today.

The deal to bring the German to Manchester was confirmed on the club’s official website and their social media accounts.

Sounds like a plan @Guendogan8!

Giggs on the brink of quitting Manchester United

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Ryan Giggs could cut ties with Manchester United and end his 29-year association with the Old Trafford club this summer.

According to James Ducker of The Telegraph, the United legend is disappointed for being “overlooked” for the manager’s job following Louis van Gaal’s sacking.

The 42-year-old, who served as No 2 to Van Gaal and the Dutchman’s predecessor, David Moyes, has been offered a lesser role under new boss Jose Mourinho.

Rooney excited by Jose Mourinho’s appointment ; Blind responds to exit reports

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Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has hailed the appointment of Jose Mourinho as the new manager of the Old Trafford outfit by labeling the Portuguese as ‘one of the best managers in the world’.

After months of speculation the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss was confirmed as Louis van Gaal’s successor last week.

Copa America 2016 Blog: Major Contenders

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The Copa America 2016 kicks off on Friday, 3rd June, with host United States taking on Colombia in the opening match.

It is a special Copa America edition as the competition marks its 100th anniversary. Hence, the name: Copa America Centenario.

Chile won the competition last summer but can they win it again?

Copa America Blog: It’s All Coming Up Messi

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After losing two finals in two years, Argentina are hoping to get lucky the third time around.

Defeats to Germany in 2014 and Chile in 2015 haven’t just sapped the Argentinian spirit, it’s also put an enormous strain on it’s players, especially those that play in Europe.

It’s the reason Neymar was pulled from Copa America and retained for the Olympics – having played near-continuos football since the start of the 2013 football season, players like Neymar and Lionel Messi need a rest.

Copa America 2016: 10 Things You Need To Know

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The 2016 Copa America kicks off on Friday, 3rd June. The prestigious competition will be hosted by the United States, who are hosting such a major tournament for the first time since the FIFA 1994 World Cup.

Want to know more about the tournament? Here’s a quick Copa-guide in FAQ form. Key answers for Key questions.

Euro 2016 Blog: confirmed squads, confronting racism & terrorism

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Hello and welcome to our daily Euro 2016 blog, where we (usually early morning) run through the biggest stories and talking points of the day and share videos, photos and weird stories coming out of France over the next few weeks.

Euro 2016 Squads

The big talking point today is who made it (and who didn’t) to their national team’s Euro 2016 squads.

Rock Solid Transfer Myths: Arsenal’s Striking Issue

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Over the 2015 summer transfer window, Arsenal was the only club in all of Europe’s top five leagues not to sign an outfield player, adding only veteran stopper Petr Čech to their squad. It will therefore come as a great relief to Arsenal supporters that Arsène Wenger has chosen to act early this time, with the €40 million transfer of Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka being widely lauded as addressing one of Arsenal’s key deficiencies – namely a lack of midfield bite.

Euro 2016 Group A Preview: France will be 1st, can Switzerland claim second place?

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Although regular football season is over, we don’t need to fear and start requiring our daily dose of the most beautiful sport in the world. Why? The European Championship is starting in only 10 days. Summer is shaping up to be glorious, filled with new memories that will try to replace the ones we have from 2012.

Liverpool agree deal to sign creative midfielder, agent handling transfer formalities

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Anderlecht midfielder Samuel Bastien is set to join Premier League giants Liverpool this summer.

Liverpool have reached an agreement with the Belgian outfit for the highly talented central midfielder. The Reds are expected to pay around 6 million Euros for the young playmaker.

Bastien has been on loan at Avellino in Italy’s Serie B and has attracted interest from other clubs like Fiorentina.

Euro 2016 Squads Confirmed

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The Euro 2016 squads for all 24 teams have been confirmed. Check out the list of players who made it into the 23-man final squad and those who missed out.

Euro 2016 Group A

Albania

Manager: Gianni De Biasi

Key players: Lorik Cana (Nantes), Elseid Hysaj (Napoli)

Goalkeepers: Etrit Berisha (Lazio), Alban Hoxha (Partizani), Orges Shehi (Skenderbeu).

Man Utd submit irresistible offer for world class La Liga target, he wants to leave

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Sevilla director of football, Monchi, has been linked with a move away from the Spanish club.

According to reports in the Spanish media, Monchi has decided to leave Sevilla this summer and has an irresistible offer from Premier League giants Manchester United.

Monchi is widely regarded as the best director of football in Europe right now and has been instrumental in Sevilla’s success over the years.

Man Utd agree deal for central midfielder as Mourinho plans to shape up his squad

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford this summer.

The 34 year old midfielder has spent a decade at Manchester United and was expected to leave this summer once his contract expires. However, club legend Paddy Crerand has now confirmed on MUTV (the club’s official channel) that Carrick has signed a new one year deal with Manchester United.

Man Utd Roundup: World class attacker guaranteed to join; Defender deal agreed

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for the world class Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer.

According to reports, Jose Mourinho and the player want a reunion at Old Trafford and the forward is guaranteed to move to the Premier League and play for Manchester United next season.