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Kevin De Bruyne

Why Kevin de Bruyne should stay at Wolfsburg despite interest from bigger clubs

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For most players in Kevin de Bruyne's position, a move to a European juggernaut would be a natural step in his progression as a blossoming footballer.

The Belgian international has been magnificent for Wolfsburg this season, racking up a frankly phenomenal 14 goals and 21 assists for the Bundesliga outfit in all competitions.

Why Kevin de Bruyne should stay at Wolfsburg despite interest from bigger clubs

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For most players in Kevin de Bruyne's position, a move to a European juggernaut would be a natural step in his progression as a blossoming footballer.

The Belgian international has been magnificent for Wolfsburg this season, racking up a frankly phenomenal 14 goals and 21 assists for the Bundesliga outfit in all competitions.

La Liga

European clubs preparing for summer battle over Brazilian midfielder Firmino

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Some of Europe's top clubs are preparing for asummer battle over Brazilian midfielder Firmino.

Firminohas risen to fame in the Bundesliga this season while playing for Hoffenheim and scored the winning goal in Brazil's 1-0 win over Chile at the Emirateson Sunday.

Brazil manager Dunga thinks Firmino could play for any team in the world, and Thiago Silva believes the attacking midfielder is a "star"who he expects will be called up many more times for A Selecao.

European clubs preparing for summer battle over Brazilian midfielder Firmino

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Some of Europe's top clubs are preparing for asummer battle over Brazilian midfielder Firmino.

Firminohas risen to fame in the Bundesliga this season while playing for Hoffenheim and scored the winning goal in Brazil's 1-0 win over Chile at the Emirateson Sunday.

Brazil manager Dunga thinks Firmino could play for any team in the world, and Thiago Silva believes the attacking midfielder is a "star"who he expects will be called up many more times for A Selecao.

fuboTV has ambitious plans to corner the market for online soccer streaming

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In the United States,fuboTV has seemingly come out of nowhere to offer a solid platform of online soccer streaming services that rivals or exceeds those offered by competing companies.

But where did fuboTV come from? What are their future plans, and what does their name mean? While in Miami,I recently sat down with David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of fuboTV, to learn more.

fuboTV has ambitious plans to corner the market for online soccer streaming

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In the United States,fuboTV has seemingly come out of nowhere to offer a solid platform of online soccer streaming services that rivals or exceeds those offered by competing companies.

But where did fuboTV come from? What are their future plans, and what does their name mean? While in Miami,I recently sat down with David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of fuboTV, to learn more.

Pep Guardiola’s trip to Barcelona to blame for Bayern Munich’s shock loss

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Soccer often throws up surprises and one at the weekend in the Bundesliga was no exception. Tongues will wag and an inquest will be opened after Bayern Munich were left shell shocked after losing 2-0 at home to Borussia Mochengladbach.

It was only Bayern's seconddefeat of the season, and Arjen Robben's return was soured by yet another injury after tearing a stomach muscle and is set to miss at least two weeks.

Pep Guardiola’s trip to Barcelona to blame for Bayern Munich’s shock loss

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Soccer often throws up surprises and one at the weekend in the Bundesliga was no exception. Tongues will wag and an inquest will be opened after Bayern Munich were left shell shocked after losing 2-0 at home to Borussia Mochengladbach.

It was only Bayern's seconddefeat of the season, and Arjen Robben's return was soured by yet another injury after tearing a stomach muscle and is set to miss at least two weeks.

Draw for UEFA Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals revealed

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The draw for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals has been completed in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, generating several interesting matchups including a Madrid derby.

The draw for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals is:

PSG v Barcelona
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid
Porto v Bayern
Juventus v Monaco

The draw for the UEFA Europa League is:

Sevilla v Zenit
Dnipro v Club Brugge
Dynamo Kiev v Fiorentina
Wolfsburg v Napoli

In the Europa League, the Ukraine teams were kept apart from Russian Premier League side Zenit.

Draw for UEFA Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals revealed

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The draw for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals has been completed in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, generating several interesting matchups including a Madrid derby.

The draw for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals is:

PSG v Barcelona
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid
Porto v Bayern
Juventus v Monaco

The draw for the UEFA Europa League is:

Sevilla v Zenit
Dnipro v Club Brugge
Dynamo Kiev v Fiorentina
Wolfsburg v Napoli

In the Europa League, the Ukraine teams were kept apart from Russian Premier League side Zenit.

fuboTV adds Chromecast support to soccer streaming service

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fuboTV,the leadingdedicated soccer streaming service in the US, is now integrated with Chromecast.

Using a Google Chromecast stick (less than $35) and a subscription to fuboTV (which costs $6.99 per month), fuboTV subscribers can stream live matches on to their TV from iPhone, Android or computer.

fuboTV adds Chromecast support to soccer streaming service

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fuboTV,the leadingdedicated soccer streaming service in the US, is now integrated with Chromecast.

Using a Google Chromecast stick (less than $35) and a subscription to fuboTV (which costs $6.99 per month), fuboTV subscribers can stream live matches on to their TV from iPhone, Android or computer.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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There are some soccer rivalries that go beyond what occurs on the field. The needle between some of the game's most illustrious names spans across various cultural and historical demographics, with deep-rooted factors contributing to the angst between those out on the pitch and the supporters in the stands.

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

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There are some soccer rivalries that go beyond what occurs on the field. The needle between some of the game's most illustrious names spans across various cultural and historical demographics, with deep-rooted factors contributing to the angst between those out on the pitch and the supporters in the stands.

Europa League Round of 16 2nd leg: TV schedule and open thread

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Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States:

Dinamo Moscow vs Napoli, 1pm,FOX Soccer 2Go
Roma vs Fiorentina, 2pm, FOX Sports 2 &FOX Soccer 2Go
Dynamo Kiev vs Everton, 2pm, FOX Sports 1 &FOX Soccer 2Go
Sevilla vs Villareal, 4:05pm, FOX Sports 2,FOX Soccer 2Go& ESPN Deportes
Torino vs Zenit, 4:05pm,FOX Soccer 2Go
Ajax vs Dnipro, 4:05pm,FOX Soccer 2Go
Inter Milan vs Wolfsburg, 4:05pm, FOX Sports 1 &FOX Soccer 2Go
Besiktas vs Club Brugge, 4:05pm,FOX Soccer 2Go

SEE ALSO:Read our UEFA Europa League preview.

Europa League Round of 16 2nd leg: TV schedule and open thread

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Here's today's TV schedule for viewers/readers in the United States:

Dinamo Moscow vs Napoli, 1pm,FOX Soccer 2Go
Roma vs Fiorentina, 2pm, FOX Sports 2 &FOX Soccer 2Go
Dynamo Kiev vs Everton, 2pm, FOX Sports 1 &FOX Soccer 2Go
Sevilla vs Villareal, 4:05pm, FOX Sports 2,FOX Soccer 2Go& ESPN Deportes
Torino vs Zenit, 4:05pm,FOX Soccer 2Go
Ajax vs Dnipro, 4:05pm,FOX Soccer 2Go
Inter Milan vs Wolfsburg, 4:05pm, FOX Sports 1 &FOX Soccer 2Go
Besiktas vs Club Brugge, 4:05pm,FOX Soccer 2Go

SEE ALSO:Read our UEFA Europa League preview.

Pep Guardiola to make Camp Nou return today after three year absence

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Pep Guardiola will return to the Camp Nou later today after a three year absence to watch thereturn legbetween Barcelona and Manchester City.

The Bayern Munich manager is taking advantage of a week without fixtures in order to scout potential Champions League opponents in person.

Programming note:Barcelona vs.

Pep Guardiola to make Camp Nou return today after three year absence

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Pep Guardiola will return to the Camp Nou later today after a three year absence to watch thereturn legbetween Barcelona and Manchester City.

The Bayern Munich manager is taking advantage of a week without fixtures in order to scout potential Champions League opponents in person.

Programming note:Barcelona vs.

Atletico Madrid set to announce the contract renewal of Diego Simeone

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Atletico Madrid are expected to announced the contract renewal of Diego Simeone in a few days, according to the manager's agent.

Last month, both Simeone and the club confirmed negotiations were underway to extend the Argentine boss' current deal in Madrid past its expiration date of June 2017.

Atletico Madrid set to announce the contract renewal of Diego Simeone

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Atletico Madrid are expected to announced the contract renewal of Diego Simeone in a few days, according to the manager's agent.

Last month, both Simeone and the club confirmed negotiations were underway to extend the Argentine boss' current deal in Madrid past its expiration date of June 2017.

Watch Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen match highlights [VIDEO]

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Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United target Mats Hummels considering his future at Borussia Dortmund

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German international Mats Hummels has admitted he is considering a future away from Borussia Dortmund.

Since the summer, Hummelshas been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United. But the defender has always denied any interest in leaving Dortmund, where he won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2012 and 2012 and reached the 2013 Champions League final.

Manchester United target Mats Hummels considering his future at Borussia Dortmund

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German international Mats Hummels has admitted he is considering a future away from Borussia Dortmund.

Since the summer, Hummelshas been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United. But the defender has always denied any interest in leaving Dortmund, where he won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2012 and 2012 and reached the 2013 Champions League final.

Watch Dortmund 0-3 Juventus match highlights [VIDEO]

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Massimiliano Allegri knows Juventus need to score against Borussia Dortmund

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Juventus enter today's Champions League Round of 16 return leg against Borussia Dortmund holding a 2-1 advantage.

Coach Massimiliano Allegri knows his side can advance to the quarter-finals of the competition with a 0-0 draw. But the Italian boss is not expecting a goalless result and is pushing his team to score against their German opposition.

Massimiliano Allegri knows Juventus need to score against Borussia Dortmund

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Juventus enter today's Champions League Round of 16 return leg against Borussia Dortmund holding a 2-1 advantage.

Coach Massimiliano Allegri knows his side can advance to the quarter-finals of the competition with a 0-0 draw. But the Italian boss is not expecting a goalless result and is pushing his team to score against their German opposition.

Jurgen Klopp never doubted his philosophy despite Dortmund’s early struggles

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Borussia Dortmund's early season struggles in the Bundesliga have been welldocumented.

Despitefinishing on top of their Champions League group, Jurgen Klopp side'scontinued its nosedive in the German league through the winter break.

On February 4, 10-man Augsburg handed BVB a 1-0 defeat athomewhich led to Dortmund playerstaking to the stands to apologize to their disgruntled supporters.

Jurgen Klopp never doubted his philosophy despite Dortmund’s early struggles

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Borussia Dortmund's early season struggles in the Bundesliga have been welldocumented.

Despitefinishing on top of their Champions League group, Jurgen Klopp side'scontinued its nosedive in the German league through the winter break.

On February 4, 10-man Augsburg handed BVB a 1-0 defeat athomewhich led to Dortmund playerstaking to the stands to apologize to their disgruntled supporters.

Croatia

Bayern Munich eager to sign 15-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic

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Fifteen-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic has takenpart in a first-team training session with Bayern Munich.

The club has been monitoring the young Croatian for quite some time and are eager to sign the midfielder after losing out to Real Madrid in the race to acquire teenage sensation, Martin Odegaard.

Bayern Munich eager to sign 15-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic

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Fifteen-year-old Croatian wonderkid Toni Trograncic has takenpart in a first-team training session with Bayern Munich.

The club has been monitoring the young Croatian for quite some time and are eager to sign the midfielder after losing out to Real Madrid in the race to acquire teenage sensation, Martin Odegaard.

Fox Sports 1

Bundesliga is excited and ready to help FOX Sports’ TV coverage beginning next season

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The 2015-16 Bundesliga season will be the first of a five-year deal to show the top flight German league on US television. The new rights holder, FOX Sports, hasn't released any details yet regarding its coverage plans, but World Soccer Talk recently sat down withDFL Sports Enterprises Managing Director Jörg Daubitzer to discuss howthe Bundesliga will help FOX, as well as what soccer fans can look forward to.

Bundesliga is excited and ready to help FOX Sports’ TV coverage beginning next season

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The 2015-16 Bundesliga season will be the first of a five-year deal to show the top flight German league on US television. The new rights holder, FOX Sports, hasn't released any details yet regarding its coverage plans, but World Soccer Talk recently sat down withDFL Sports Enterprises Managing Director Jörg Daubitzer to discuss howthe Bundesliga will help FOX, as well as what soccer fans can look forward to.

English Premier League

Fabian Johnson and Gladbach shutout Bayern Munich

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Fabian Johnson and Gladbach beat Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga as we wrap up the weekend results for Americans abroad. Read More

Chelsea: 3 Bundesliga players Mourinho must look to sign

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Chelsea might well be on their way to lifting the Premier League trophy in a couple of months after a well dominated campaign, but their European display suggests that even their all powerful squad needs reinforcements.

Bayern Munich legend says patience in Louis van Gaal’s model will pay off

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World Cup winner and five-time Bundesliga champion Paul Breitner believes Louis van Gaal's previous success with Bayern Munich will be repeated at Manchester United provided the club maintains patience withthe Dutchman'smodel.

Van Gaal was appointed Bayern Munich manager in 2009and immediately won the Bundesliga title and German Cup.

Bayern Munich legend says patience in Louis van Gaal’s model will pay off

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World Cup winner and five-time Bundesliga champion Paul Breitner believes Louis van Gaal's previous success with Bayern Munich will be repeated at Manchester United provided the club maintains patience withthe Dutchman'smodel.

Van Gaal was appointed Bayern Munich manager in 2009and immediately won the Bundesliga title and German Cup.

Bayer Leverkusen

The Greatest Teams – Bayer Leverkusen 2001- 2002

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Bayer Leverkusen (4-1-4-1): Butt, Sebescen, Nowotny, Lucio, Placente, Ramelow, Schneider, Basturk, Ballack, Ze Roberto, Neuville.

For a team of so much quality, this Leverkusen side ended the 2001-2002 season without a trophy. They completed the treble of second-place finishes, losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, losing the German Cup final to Schalke, and losing the league title on the last day of the season.

The Greatest Teams – Bayer Leverkusen 2001- 2002

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Bayer Leverkusen (4-1-4-1): Butt, Sebescen, Nowotny, Lucio, Placente, Ramelow, Schneider, Basturk, Ballack, Ze Roberto, Neuville.

For a team of so much quality, this Leverkusen side ended the 2001-2002 season without a trophy. They completed the treble of second-place finishes, losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, losing the German Cup final to Schalke, and losing the league title on the last day of the season.

The Rest

Soccer TV: Hamburg vs Hertha BSC and Philadelphia vs Dallas

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Hamburg host Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga with both clubs trying to stay out of relegation trouble on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More