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Modern Football Is Rubbish: Juventus Hold Mock Press Conference To Welcome ‘Two New Signings’ On Board (Video)

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As modern professional football and vapid commercial endeavour continue to stride merrily hand-in-hand toward complete and hopeless saturation, Juventus have gone ahead and filed their latest offering.

Indeed, the Serie A giants have press-ganged Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi and Rodrigo Bentacur into staging a mock press conference to help unveil a pair of new signings signings famous for their "perfect shape" and "delicious skills".

Serie A summer transfers: 10 signings to get excited about in 2017/18 from Bonucci to Kolarov

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Call it a "boring" league if you want, but the Serie A summer transfer window has been one of the most exciting ever, packed with top players who switched teams, or came from...

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Immobile brace ends Juventus run

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Milan (AFP) – Ciro Immobile scored a second-half brace as Lazio won 2-1 in Turin to inflict a first home defeat in two years on Serie A champions Juventus on Saturday.

Juventus’ top scorer Paulo Dybala missed a late penalty as Juventus lost at home for the first time since against Udinese in August 2015.

Immobile brace ends Juventus run

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Milan (AFP) – Ciro Immobile scored a second-half brace as Lazio won 2-1 in Turin to inflict a first home defeat in two years on Serie A champions Juventus on Saturday.

Juventus’ top scorer Paulo Dybala missed a late penalty as Juventus lost at home for the first time since against Udinese in August 2015.

Juve swoop for Bayern winger Douglas Costa

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus have signed Brazil international winger Douglas Costa on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich with an option to make the move permanent, the Italian champions said on Wednesday.

Juve can purchase Costa outright for 40 million euros ($45.7 million) if they trigger the option before July 2018 and will pay Bayern an initial six million euros for the 26-year-old as part of the loan agreement.

Juve swoop for Bayern winger Douglas Costa

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Rome (AFP) – Juventus have signed Brazil international winger Douglas Costa on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich with an option to make the move permanent, the Italian champions said on Wednesday.

Juve can purchase Costa outright for 40 million euros ($45.7 million) if they trigger the option before July 2018 and will pay Bayern an initial six million euros for the 26-year-old as part of the loan agreement.

Liverpool target Costa in Juventus talks: report

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Milan (AFP) – The agent of Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, a reported transfer target for Liverpool, met with Juventus on Tuesday as the Italian giants look to bolster for next season, say reports.

Costa, who is known for his ball control and mazy runs up the wing, is reported to be looking for a way out of Bayern after a frustrating season under Carlo Ancelotti.

Liverpool target Costa in Juventus talks: report

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Milan (AFP) – The agent of Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, a reported transfer target for Liverpool, met with Juventus on Tuesday as the Italian giants look to bolster for next season, say reports.

Costa, who is known for his ball control and mazy runs up the wing, is reported to be looking for a way out of Bayern after a frustrating season under Carlo Ancelotti.

Tottenham interested in Brazilian star, club willing to sell, value him at £30m

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Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a summer move for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa and the Bundesliga champions are willing to sell the South American speedster for around £30 million, according to The Independent.

Spurs had an excellent 2016-17 campaign, finishing second in the Premier League and enthralling with some sublime attacking play.

Tottenham want to sign £30m Brazilian forward - will it be a good move?

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Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich winger, Douglas Costa, in the summer transfer window.

According to reports from The Mirror, Spurs have identified Costa as a potential target, but the north Londoners need to spend around £30m for his signature.

The Bayern Munich forward is reportedly unhappy at the Allianz Arena.

Costa return bolsters Bayern’s treble bid

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing a second treble in four years received a boost on Tuesday with Douglas Costa back in training after the club confirmed he does not need knee surgery.

The Brazil winger did some stability exercises at Bayern’s training ground as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad gathered after the international break.

Costa return bolsters Bayern’s treble bid

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing a second treble in four years received a boost on Tuesday with Douglas Costa back in training after the club confirmed he does not need knee surgery.

The Brazil winger did some stability exercises at Bayern’s training ground as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad gathered after the international break.

Bayern drop Mueller for Arsenal clash

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Germany star Thomas Mueller has been left out of Bayern Munich’s starting line-up for their Champions League last 16 first leg clash at home to Arsenal on Wednesday.

The World Cup winner has struggled for form in front of goal this season.

The 27-year-old was also on the bench for their final Champions League group game against Atletico Madrid and key Bundesliga clash against RB Leipzig in December.

Faltering Bayern stumble to shock Rostov defeat in Champions League

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Rostov-on-Don (Russia) (AFP) Christian Noboa's superb free-kick earned Rostov a shock 3-2 Champions League win over Bayern Munich in Russia on Wednesday, leaving Carlo Ancelotti's side facing a tough last-16 draw.

Douglas Costa rifled Bayern ahead on 35 minutes at the Olimp-2 stadium, but Rostov equalised through Sardar Azmoun on the stroke of half-time before going ahead courtesy of a Dmitri Poloz penalty.

Faltering Bayern stumble to shock Rostov defeat in Champions League

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Rostov-on-Don (Russia) (AFP) Christian Noboa's superb free-kick earned Rostov a shock 3-2 Champions League win over Bayern Munich in Russia on Wednesday, leaving Carlo Ancelotti's side facing a tough last-16 draw.

Douglas Costa rifled Bayern ahead on 35 minutes at the Olimp-2 stadium, but Rostov equalised through Sardar Azmoun on the stroke of half-time before going ahead courtesy of a Dmitri Poloz penalty.

Bayern’s Ancelotti plays down Robben spat

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti dismissed Arjen Robben's sideline spat as just something "from the media" after the Dutchman was substituted in the Bundesliga leaders' 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim.

Bayern were denied a sixth straight win on Saturday by third-placed Hoffenheim, who preserved their unbeaten record this season under coach Julian Nagelsmann, 29, the youngest in Bundesliga history.

Bayern’s Ancelotti plays down Robben spat

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti dismissed Arjen Robben's sideline spat as just something "from the media" after the Dutchman was substituted in the Bundesliga leaders' 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim.

Bayern were denied a sixth straight win on Saturday by third-placed Hoffenheim, who preserved their unbeaten record this season under coach Julian Nagelsmann, 29, the youngest in Bundesliga history.

Guardiola Not Allowed To Sign Players From Bayern Munich

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Stunning comments from Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa that incoming Manchester city boss Pep Guardiola cannot sign any players from his former club.

The new Man City boss arrives at the Etihad having won three successive Bundesliga titles with Bayern, according to Costa, has a clause in his contract forbidding him from buying players from the German side.

21 titles in seven years isn’t bad, says Guardiola

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Berlin (AFP) Pep Guardiola says winning his 21st title as a coach was not a bad way to sign off at Bayern Munich after his tearful farewell in the German Cup final.

Bayern won Guardiola's final game in charge on Saturday night at Berlin's Olympic Stadium by beating Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on penalties after neither side could score in 120 minutes.

21 titles in seven years isn’t bad, says Guardiola

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Berlin (AFP) Pep Guardiola says winning his 21st title as a coach was not a bad way to sign off at Bayern Munich after his tearful farewell in the German Cup final.

Bayern won Guardiola's final game in charge on Saturday night at Berlin's Olympic Stadium by beating Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on penalties after neither side could score in 120 minutes.

21 titles in seven years isn’t bad, says Guardiola

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Berlin (AFP) Pep Guardiola says his 21st title as a coach is not a bad way to sign off at Bayern Munich after his tearful farewell in the German Cup final.

Bayern won Guardiola's final game in charge on Saturday night at Berlin's Olympic Stadium by beating Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on penalties after neither side could score in 120 minutes.

21 titles in seven years isn’t bad, says Guardiola

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Berlin (AFP) Pep Guardiola says his 21st title as a coach is not a bad way to sign off at Bayern Munich after his tearful farewell in the German Cup final.

Bayern won Guardiola's final game in charge on Saturday night at Berlin's Olympic Stadium by beating Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on penalties after neither side could score in 120 minutes.

Bayern win to go eight points clear in Bundesliga [VIDEO]

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Bayern Munich warmed up for Wednesday's crucial Champions League quarter-final at Benfica with a 3-1 win at Stuttgart on Saturday to maintain their iron-grip on the Bundesliga title race with five games left.

An own goal from Stuttgart defender Georg Niedermeier and a second-half David Alaba strike put Pep Guardiola's Bayern 2-0 up.

Bayern win to go eight points clear in Bundesliga [VIDEO]

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Bayern Munich warmed up for Wednesday's crucial Champions League quarter-final at Benfica with a 3-1 win at Stuttgart on Saturday to maintain their iron-grip on the Bundesliga title race with five games left.

An own goal from Stuttgart defender Georg Niedermeier and a second-half David Alaba strike put Pep Guardiola's Bayern 2-0 up.

Douglas Costa has been voted the Bundesliga’s player of the first half of the season

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Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa has been named player of the first half of the season by German magazine Kicker.

The 25-year-old Brazilian, a summer signing from Shakhtar Donetsk, received just over 30 percent of the vote in the popular magazine, beating Borussia Dortmund's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (23 percent) into second with his Bayern teammates Thomas Mueller (14.

Douglas Costa has been voted the Bundesliga’s player of the first half of the season

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Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa has been named player of the first half of the season by German magazine Kicker.

The 25-year-old Brazilian, a summer signing from Shakhtar Donetsk, received just over 30 percent of the vote in the popular magazine, beating Borussia Dortmund's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (23 percent) into second with his Bayern teammates Thomas Mueller (14.

Champions League Review: Bayern Thrash Olympiakos While Barca Hammer Roma

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Bayern Munich blitzed Olympiakos with three goals in the first 20 minutes to seal qualification – and keep Arsenal in the hunt.

Douglas Costa opened the floodgates in the eighth minute with a rocket shot before Robert Lewandowski's 5th goal of the campaign – his 20th in all competitions – doubled Bayern's lead.

Bayern Munich 4-0 Olympiakos: German champions clinch first in Group F [VIDEO]

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Germany defender Holger Badstuber marked his return from injury with a red card as10-man Bayern Munich reached the Champions League's knockout stages with a 4-0 win over Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Badstuber, 26, making his first start in the famous red Bayern shirt for seven months after tearing a thigh muscle, lasted just 53 minutes before being sent off.

Bayern Munich 4-0 Olympiakos: German champions clinch first in Group F [VIDEO]

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Germany defender Holger Badstuber marked his return from injury with a red card as10-man Bayern Munich reached the Champions League's knockout stages with a 4-0 win over Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Badstuber, 26, making his first start in the famous red Bayern shirt for seven months after tearing a thigh muscle, lasted just 53 minutes before being sent off.

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Neuer’s heroics put Bayern into German cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich squeezed into the quarter-finals of the German Cup with a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday following Douglas Costa’s first-half strike and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s heroics.

Bayern were coasting at Munich’s Allianz Arena after a well-taken goal from Costa on 17 minutes, but it took two superb saves from Germany shotstopper Neuer to put the Bavarian giants through.

Neuer’s heroics put Bayern into cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich squeezed into the quarter-finals of the German Cup with a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday following Douglas Costa’s first-half strike and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer’s heroics.

Bayern were coasting at Munich’s Allianz Arena after a well-taken goal from Costa on 17 minutes, but it took two superb saves from Germany shotstopper Neuer to put the Bavarian giants through.

Bayern lose winger Costa with hamstring injury

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich's Brazil winger Douglas Costa was on Sunday ruled out for the foreseeable future with a hamstring injury, 10 days before their Champions League clash at Atletico Madrid.

Costa suffered the injury in the second-half of Bayern's 3-1 comeback win at home to Ingolstadt in the Bundesliga on Saturday, which preserved their 100 percent record after three league games under new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Brazil

Brazil vs. Ecuador 2016 live stream: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for Copa America Centenario

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Day two of the Copa is here with a slate of three games to watch

The second day of the Copa America is here, and today's focus is on the perennial favorites of any tournament: Brazil. However, Brazil will have to contest this tournament missing a number of key players, the biggest of which is Neymar.

Kaka joins Brazil for Copa America Centenario

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Los Angeles (AFP) Former world footballer of the year Kaka has been added to the Brazilian roster for next month's Copa America Centenario as an injury replacement for Bayern Munich midfielder Douglas Costa.

Brazil coach Dunga made the move for the 34-year-old striker of Orlando City after Costa was forced off the squad due to a left thigh injury, the team said late on Thursday.

Kaka joins Brazil for Copa America Centenario

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Los Angeles (AFP) Former world footballer of the year Kaka has been added to the Brazilian roster for next month's Copa America Centenario as an injury replacement for Bayern Munich midfielder Douglas Costa.

Brazil coach Dunga made the move for the 34-year-old striker of Orlando City after Costa was forced off the squad due to a left thigh injury, the team said late on Thursday.

Brazil x Uruguay probable starting line-ups 25 March 2016

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Brazil play their first game of 2016 when they face Uruguay in a World Cup qualifying match in Recife on Friday evening.
The Brazilians are currently fourth in the table – two points behind Uruguay.
The tie throws together Barcelona teammates Neymar and Luis Suarez. David Luiz and Fernandinho are expected to start for Dunga's side.

These four attackers that can restore Brazil’s international prominence

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Following the embarrassment of the 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil had to go through a rebuilding period and reevaluate the talent that had been coming from the land of Pele. While a nation that seemed to have a world-class striker in every generation is still looking for a now-elusive no.

These four attackers that can restore Brazil’s international prominence

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Following the embarrassment of the 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil had to go through a rebuilding period and reevaluate the talent that had been coming from the land of Pele. While a nation that seemed to have a world-class striker in every generation is still looking for a now-elusive no.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Kaka joins Brazil for Copa América

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An injury to Douglas Costa leaves an opening for the Orlando City SC star. What did we learn from the USMNT's friendly victory over Ecuador? Shalrie Joseph is back.

Major League Soccer

Orlando City SC will add another Teixeira to the league in the summer transfer window. Dionatan Teixeira is 23, Brazilian-Slovakian, a centerback, and comes over from Stoke City.

Brazil x Peru: probable starting line-ups – 17 November 2015

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Gil set to come in for David Luiz

Brazil face Peru on Tuesday evening. Dunga's men managed a 1-1 draw away to Argentina on Friday but were less than convincing. Against Peru, Corinthians centre-back Gil is expected to come in for David Luiz who is suspended. Up front, Douglas Costa may be given the nod ahead of Ricardo Oliveira.