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Africa football boss wants Europe to back Morocco World Cup bid

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Cairo (AFP) – The head of African football, Ahmad Ahmad, has urged Europe to back Morocco’s drive to host the 2026 World Cup, in return for African support for a future European bid.

In an exclusive interview with AFP, Ahmad Ahmad, the Confederation of African Football president, appealed to European self-interest, saying: “Vote for us and we’ll vote for you next time.

Barcelona closing in on La Liga title ahead of Celta Vigo trip

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Barcelona will have one eye on the Copa del Rey final while Europe is the main focus for Real and Atletico Madrid so what is left for La Liga?

Barca are 11 points clear at the top of the table but, with an overhaul of the squad expected in the summer, few players can afford to ease off during the run-in.

Out of Neuer’s shadow, Ulreich eager to shine in Europe

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Berlin (AFP) – With Manuel Neuer still sidelined, Sven Ulreich is relishing his time in the spotlight as Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper as he prepares for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final return leg.

Ulreich found himself suddenly elevated to the club’s first-choice role in September when World Cup winner Neuer fractured his foot in training.

Out of Neuer’s shadow, Ulreich eager to shine in Europe

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Berlin (AFP) – With Manuel Neuer still sidelined, Sven Ulreich is relishing his time in the spotlight as Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper as he prepares for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final return leg.

Ulreich found himself suddenly elevated to the club’s first-choice role in September when World Cup winner Neuer fractured his foot in training.

Down and out in Europe, PSG resume domestic duties

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain and their embattled coach Unai Emery must put aside the pain from their Champions League exit to drag their focus back to domestic affairs with an unglamorous Ligue 1 tie against Metz on Saturday.

PSG’s European ambitions are again in tatters after Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid.

Down and out in Europe, PSG resume domestic duties

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain and their embattled coach Unai Emery must put aside the pain from their Champions League exit to drag their focus back to domestic affairs with an unglamorous Ligue 1 tie against Metz on Saturday.

PSG’s European ambitions are again in tatters after Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid.

Ronaldo does it again as Real Madrid dump PSG out of Europe

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro got the goals for Real Madrid as the holders won 2-1 away to a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Ronaldo had scored twice - including his 100th goal for Real in the competition - as they won 3-1 in the first leg in Spain last month, and his header early in the second half at the Parc des Princes effectively ended the French club’s hopes of progressing.

Ronaldo does it again as Real Madrid dump PSG out of Europe

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro got the goals for Real Madrid as the holders won 2-1 away to a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Ronaldo had scored twice - including his 100th goal for Real in the competition - as they won 3-1 in the first leg in Spain last month, and his header early in the second half at the Parc des Princes effectively ended the French club’s hopes of progressing.

Time is now for City in Europe – Kompany

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Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insisted on Monday that the “time is now” for his team to make a serious mark in Europe, but brushed off talk of winning a quadruple this season.

Runaway Premier League leaders City face Basel at St. Jakob-Park on Tuesday in their last 16, first-leg, Champions League tie with the return game on March 7 in Manchester.

Time is now for City in Europe – Kompany

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Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany insisted on Monday that the “time is now” for his team to make a serious mark in Europe, but brushed off talk of winning a quadruple this season.

Runaway Premier League leaders City face Basel at St. Jakob-Park on Tuesday in their last 16, first-leg, Champions League tie with the return game on March 7 in Manchester.

England

The case for Jonjo: Why England should take Newcastle star Jonjo Shelvey to the World Cup

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As the end of the Premier League season draws ever closer the spotlight is firmly on those players attempting to make their into the various World Cup 2018 squads. None more so than Jonjo Shelvey,...

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Leicester City interest in Mohamed Elyounoussi genuine, confirms former assistant manager

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Leicester City's interest in FC Basel talent Mohamed Elyounoussi is genuine, a former coach of the Norwegian international has confirmed, and the Foxes could be set to make the 23-year-old a...

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How Gennaro Gattuso transformed AC Milan – and why Arsenal should be worried

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With just two wins from nine Serie A games, AC Milan looked disjointed, disorganised and directionless when Vincenzo Montella was finally given the sack. A disappointing draw at home to a Torino side...

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After UEFA Youth League defeat to Liverpool is Manchester United’s famous Academy in decline?

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After a desperate season at youth level is the famous academy at Manchester United in terminal decline, or a mere minor downturn? Youth team aficionado Terry Carroll reports... Two years ago,...

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Watford set to complete £3.5m signing of highly-rated young keeper

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Watford are set to announce the signing of IFK Gothenburg's highly-rated young goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg. Embed from Getty Images The 19-year-old will join Watford on a five-year deal for a...

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Spurs lead Liverpool and Arsenal in race to sign young British starlet tipped for “very highest level”

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Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position to complete the signing of highly-rated young centre-back Ben Wilmot ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal, according to reports in this weekend's national...

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Northampton Town, Bradford City, Grimsby and Barnet lead chase for non-league ace

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One of the National League South's leading goalscorers Cody Cooke is being chased by a number of Football League clubs, according to the Sunday Independent. Embed from Getty Images The...

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Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho to join FC Barcelona in £142 million mega-deal

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It's been on the cards for over half a season but it now appears the saga is coming to an end. According to several well-sourced reports, Liverpool have finally agreed to sell Philippe Coutinho...

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A Fulham thriller, Chris Coleman and the miss of the season…Names of the Football League, week 15

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Championship action returned with a bang over this week. We saw two rounds of fixtures, and with everyone safe in the knowledge that without another international break until March, it means we can...

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The England Uncapped XI: Could they make the 2018 World Cup?

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The recent England matches have seen Gareth Southgate hand debut's to a number of players including Tammy Abraham and Jack Cork. There are still, though, a number players playing regularly for their...

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Sheffield United, Wolves and Ipswich Town stars… Names of the Football League, week 14

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With the 1st round of the FA Cup occupying the teams from League 1 and League 2, we were just left with the 12 Championship fixtures to satiate our appetite for football last weekend. It...

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Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal: Game in 10 Tweets as Guardiola’s men march on at the top of the league

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You expect fireworks on Bonfire Night, and Premier League fixture list threw up a potentially explosive clash between two big guns, Manchester City and Arsenal. At present, Pep Guardiola's...

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Sunderland sacking, Fulham, Derby and Bolton stars… Names of the Football League, week 13

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It was double the lot of games this week, with a midweek round of Championship fixtures to accompany those at the weekend and what a week it's been. There's been goals galore, the...

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Manchester United

Who has the most to lose in Europe?

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By J Hutcherson (Apr 17, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's an off week for the Champions League and Europa League while we wait for the semifinals in both of Europe's club tournaments. With eight clubs still in position to lift a trophy, it's worth remembering what happened last season.

What will it take for Man Utd to dominate Europe once again?

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This season, Manchester United returned to the Champions League where we belong, and have made a solid start to our attempt to climb back to the top of the European summit. Winning a group that included FC Basel, CSKA and... Continue Reading →

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RoM awards: Best Manchester United match of 2017

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Honourable mentions for 3-1 against Arsenal with goals from Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard, as well as a masterclass between the sticks from David de Gea. Also the 2-0 win against Chelsea in April when we totally outplayed the champions elect and prevented them from having a single shot on target.

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25 hottest transfer prospects in Europe under the age of 24

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With the season more than halfway over, rumors are starting to swirl as supporters fantasize about the potential future superstars that could be coming to their club. This article examines the top defenders and midfielders in Europe under the age of 24, who have a good chance of being bought this summer.

25 hottest transfer prospects in Europe under the age of 24

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With the season more than halfway over, rumors are starting to swirl as supporters fantasize about the potential future superstars that could be coming to their club. This article examines the top defenders and midfielders in Europe under the age of 24, who have a good chance of being bought this summer.

Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Dockal signs, Union get $175k, green card derby, more

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More on Borek Dockal's signing, the Union acquire allocation money via trade, Union players get green cards, and more news in today's news roundup.

News roundup: Bethlehem Steel friendlies, Stewart rejected Dutch, more

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Plus Union mid-week contest, Earnie's European offer, Jay Heaps to USL, and more!

World Cup

Italy Names Five Candidates To Manage National Team

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FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio says that the top choices for the Italy managerial role are Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Max Allegri, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini.

The Azzurri missed out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat to Sweden.

No Italy, no Holland, no Chile, no problem – Why a 48-team World Cup is still bad for football

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Qualification for World Cup 2018 in Russia is over. FIFA's football showpiece is supposed to be a showcase for the best of the best, but with Italy, the Netherlands, Chile and the United States...

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World Cup 2018 heartbreak: What went wrong for Italy and Ventura?

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It's arguably the big story of the whole World Cup 2018 qualification process. Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 (which was also the last time Bolton...

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The Rest

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Club soccer is back after a week of international action and the world has gifted us several great matches.

The Premier League's return is headlined by two London rivals battling for a spot in Europe for next season. Sunday's finale features Chelsea and Tottenham looking to get themselves into the Champions League next fall, with the loser more likely looking at Europa League play.

STATS: United vs Sevilla

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New Balance Football launches Visaro and Furon in stylish new colorways – with Everton’s Kevin Mirallas and Jesus Navas

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New Balance Football has officially revealed its new and standout colour updates of the Furon 3.0 and Visaro 2.0 boot collections and they're pretty tasty. The new colour Furon features...

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Europa League: Celtic Produce Excellent Comic Book-Inspired Programme For Zenit St Petersburg Match (Photo)

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Celtic have produced an absolute belter of a programme cover for this Thursday's Europa League last-32 clash against Zenit St Petersburg.

Inspired by classic comic books of yore, the cover depicts Scott Brown and a Zenit player we assume to beAleksandr Kokorin sprinting through their respective city streets toward a common goal: Europa League glory.

Draw Made For UEFA Nations League

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World champions Germany's match-up with France and the Netherlands was perhaps the highlight as the draw for the League Phase of the inaugural UEFA Nations League was made on Tuesday.

The first round of matches for the 2018-19 season will start in September. The format sees four leagues of A, B, C and D, split into four groups of three or four teams, and will hopefully replace the meaningless international friendlies which dot the calendar.

D.C. United season review: Bill Hamid

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The keeper is headed to Europe, but we dissect his 2017 season nonetheless

We already know how this one ends, but let's take time to discuss Bill Hamid, and his 2017 season with D.C. United. In case you haven't heard, Hamid finally decided back in October to not renew with the Black-and-Red, and signed with FC Midtjylland in Denmark, until 2022.

Yangel Herrera: Meet Manchester City’s dazzling young Venezuelan in New York

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Generation Next is our regular scouting feature on Just Football in which we profile the up and coming stars of tomorrow around the football world. And after a trip to France in our last edition...

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