European Soccer

Mesut Ozil

Monday Kickoff: Mesut Ozil interested in Man United, Antonio Conte looks ahead to return to Italy and more

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One Premier League star could be on the move when his deal expires at the end of the season while one Premier League manager is looking ahead to life after England.

With his contract situation still unresolved, Mesut Ozil reportedly has interest in joining Manchester United. (REPORT)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he does not expect to stay abroad for too long as he hopes to return to managing in Italy.

Thursday Kickoff: Mesut Ozil contract talks 'slowed down', Paul Pogba injury and more

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Arsene Wenger says contract talks with Mesut Ozil have "slowed down" in recent weeks. (REPORT)

Manchester United reportedly believe Paul Pogba could miss up to a month after suffering an injury in Champions League play. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc criticized the referee of Wednesday's Champions League loss to Tottenham due to two controversial disallowed goals.

German Bundesliga

Sunday European Rewind: Fiorentina draws Atalanta,  Brighton edges Newcastle, and more

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In the must-watch match of Sunday's European action, Fiorentina was held at home by Atalanta in a 1-1 draw. A late equalizer by Remo Frueler earned the visitors a point in Florence. Frueler's right-footed equalizer in the 94th-minute canceled out Federico Chiesa's opener that came in the 12th-minute.

Saturday European Rewind: Dortmund crushes Gladbach, Atletico beats Sevilla, and more

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In the first Rivierderby of the season, Borussia Dortmund rolled their way to a 6-1 win over rivals Borussia Monchengladbach. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a hat trick with Maximilian Philipp scored twice for the winners. Philipp opened the scoring in the 28th-minute from a close-range finish. The German doubled the lead in the 38th-minute from a left-footed missile to the top left corner.

European Weekend Preview: Dortmund hosts Gladbach, Celtic travels to Rangers, and more.

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Saturday will see the first installment of the Rivierderbythis season as Borussia Dortmund hosts Borussia Monchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park. The hosts are atop of the Bundesliga table so far, winning four of their first five matches. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the team with five goals while Christian Pulisic has two.

European Midweek Preview: Lazio hosts Napoli, Bayern travels to Schalke, and more

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There may not be any Champions League fixtures taking place this week, but that doesn't mean there won't be any top action on display in Europe. The top match during the midweek action takes place from Rome as Lazio welcomes Napoli to the Olimpico. The hosts are in fourth place and have not lost yet this season.

Sunday European Rewind: Man United drubs Everton, PSG defeats Lyon, and more

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Manchester United kept on rolling in the Barclays Premier League, thumping Everton 4-0 on Sunday. Jose Mourinho's side saw goals from four different players in the dominant home victory. Antonio Valencia opened the scoring in the fourth-minute for United. Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled the lead in the 83rd-minute, slotting home a fine finish.

Saturday European Rewind: Barcelona beats Getafe, Man City blasts Watford, and more

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After a huge Champions League win midweek over Juventus, Barcelona used a pair of second-half goals to earn a 2-1 comeback victory against Getafe on Saturday. Paulinho scored the winning goal for the visitors, finishing off Leo Messi's assist in the 84th minute. Denis Suarez drew Barcelona level in the 62nd minute as his right-footed effort found the top left corner.

European Weekend Preview: Chelsea hosts Arsenal, Lyon visits PSG, and more

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Following the opening of both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League group stages this week, domestic action returns with a London Derby on tap in England.

Sunday sees Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge in a highly anticipated showdown. Chelsea was victorious in this fixture last season, 3-1, on their way to another league title.

Sunday European Rewind: Lazio defeats AC Milan, Newcastle edges Swansea, and more

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The mouth-watering European fixture on Sunday came from Rome as Lazio rolled past AC Milan 4-1. Ciro Immobile's hat-trick propelled the hosts to their second league victory of the new season. The Italian opened the scoring at the 38th-minute mark, scoring from the penalty spot. Immobile extended the lead five minutes later with a right-footed effort.

Saturday European Rewind: Man City thumps Liverpool, Hoffenheim shocks Bayern, and more

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In Saturday's must-watch match across Europe, Manchester City cruised to a huge 5-0 home victory on Saturday over 10-man Liverpool. Pep Guardiola's men used braces from Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane in conjunction with a red card to the Reds' Sadio Mane to claim all three points.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the 24th-minute as he rounded Simon Mignolet.

European Weekend Preview: Man City hosts Liverpool, Bayern travels to Hoffenheim, and more

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After a lengthy international break filled with transfer sagas and World Cup Qualifiers, domestic action returns this weekend across Europe.

The top showdown this second weekend of September comes from Manchester, as Manchester City welcomes Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium. Both sides are 2-0-1 so far in their opening three matches, with the Reds holding a slim lead on goal difference.

Mexican Soccer

Thursday Ticker: Diego Costa agrees terms with Atletico Madrid, Villarreal pushes for Mexico charity match and more

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Two familiar faces will return to La Liga after some lengthy time away for different reasons, while a Spanish side has reached out to a Liga MX side in efforts to raise funds for this week's devastating earthquake in Mexico.

After three years, two Premier League titles and a League Cup, Diego Costa is set to leave Chelsea to rejoin forces with Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid.

Thursday Kickoff: Liga MX matches postponed, Alexis Sanchez and more

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Mexico continues to deal with the devastation of the recent earthquake, and the soccer community continues to be impacted as well.

All of this weekend's Liga MX matches have been postponed due to the earthquake that devastated the country recently. (REPORT)

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is joining the fundraising efforts in response to the disaster.

Wednesday Kickoff: Azteca damaged, Neymar-Edinson Cavani rift and more

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A natural disaster has hit Mexico hard, and it has impacted the soccer scene in a major way.

The powerful earthquake in Mexico saw the postponement of all midweek Copa MX games while also damaging the famed Estadio Azteca. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-GermainPresident Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that there is no issue between Neymar and Edinson Cavani following a disagreement over set pieces.

Tuesday Kickoff: Rafa Marquez back with Atlas, Man City offer Kevin de Bruyne new deal and more

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Despite his recent issues, Rafa Marquez is back with his club.

Rafael Marquez is back with Atlas over a month afterU.S. Treasury Department named him on a list for alleged drug trafficking connections in Mexico. (REPORT)

Manchester City is reportedly set to offer Keivn de Bruyne a new contract.

Wednesday Kickoff: 'Bad taste' for Mexico, Alexis Sanchez hits out at critics and more

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While Mexico suffered a letdown despite advancing to the World Cup, one international star showed his frustrations after his team suffered a major defeat.

Juan Carlos Osorio says Mexico's draw with Costa Rica left "a bad taste" for El Tri. (REPORT)

Alexis Sanchez hit out at the Chilean media following the team's loss to Bolivia, saying he is tired of being criticized for no reason.

FC Barcelona

Monday Kickoff: Ousmane Dembele injury, Philippe Coutinho happy at Liverpool and more

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Barcelona's big signing is set to miss an extended period of time while the club's other prior target insists he's happy at Liverpool.

Ousmane Demeble will miss up to four months due to a hamstring injury suffered in Barcelona's win over Getafe. (REPORT)

Philippe Coutinho says he has "no problems" with remaining at Liverpool after admitting to fielding interest from Barcelona.

UCL Tuesday Rewind: Barcelona edges Juventus, Roma ties Atletico, and more

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The 2017-18 UEFA Champions League group stage returned on Tuesday with 16 sides in action. A pair of mouthwatering fixtures featuring Spanish and Italian sides took centerstage. Barcelona welcomed Juventus to the Camp Nou while Atletico Madrid traveled to Roma.

Elsewhere, Manchester United began their return to the UEFA Champions League with a home match against Basel, while PSG traveled to Glasgow for a showdown with Celtic.

Tuesday Kickoff: Lionel Messi drama, Diego Simeone signs extension and more

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Lionel Messi drama for both club and country headlines Tuesday's news.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reiterated that Lionel Messi's contract extension is already agreed upon and just awaiting the Argentine's signature. The reports come in the wake of criticism of Bartomeu and reports that Messi could leave if the executive remains in power at the club.

Monday Kickoff: Ousmane Dembele defends Barcelona transfer; La Liga pushes for FFP and more

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After skipping training in pursuit of a dream move, Ousmane Dembele defended the way he went about his exit at Borussia Dortmund.

Ousmane Dembele said he did what he had to do to force his move to Barcelona and complete a dream transfer. (REPORT)

La Liga wants UEFA to investigate Manchester City's spending while furthering the look into Paris Saint-Germain's potential breach of Financial Fair Play rules.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Wednesday Kickoff: Marco Asensio out of UCL opener, Mourinho calls for 'patience' with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and more

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A key man will be missing from Real Madrid's Champions League lineup due to an odd injury while Jose Mourinho stressed patience with a big star.

While Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to the Real Madrid lineup,Marco Asensio will miss the club's Champions League opener against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday night due to an infected "pimple".

Tuesday Kickoff: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'almost' ready, Ederson returns to training and more

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One of the game's biggest stars is moving closer and closer to a return

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says his knee is healing nicely and that he is "almost" ready to rejoin Manchester United. (REPORT)

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson returned to training with a protective helmet after taking a kick to the face from Liverpool's Sadio Mane.

Philippe Coutinho

Friday Kickoff: Isco close to new Real deal; FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli and more

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Real Madrid is moving closer to locking up one of the team's stars while a young English star is facing punishment from FIFA.

Club president Florentino Perez says Isco has agreed to a new deal with Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Perez also said that he is unhappy with the standard of refereeing in La Liga, adding that the recent suspension of Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the system needs fixing.

Thursday Kickoff: Philippe Coutinho back in training, David Alaba injured and more

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While a Brazilian star has returned to training, one of Bayern Munich's top players will be out for some time.

Philippe Coutinho returned to Liverpool training for the first time since reportedly handing in a transfer request to push through a failed move to Barcelona. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba will miss time due to an ankle injury.

Monday Kickoff: PSG set for Kylian Mbappe deal, Liverpool sign Naby Keita, and more

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One big transfer will see a young star officially join a new club on Tuesday while another major deal has been finalized ahead of next summer's move.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot says Kylian Mbappe told him that the Monaco star will be joining PSG officially on Tuesday. (REPORT)

Despite his absence for the start of the Premier League season, Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been deemed healthy to featuer in World Cup qualifiers for Brazil.

uefa world cup qualifying

Tuesday WCQ Rewind: Iceland edges Ukraine, Turkey defeats Croatia, and more

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UEFA World Cup Qualifiers have been unpredictable so far to say the least. Underdogs remain in the fight for playoff spots, while group favorites drop points unexpectedly.

Iceland bounced back from a 1-0 defeat in Finland on Saturday, to edge Ukraine 2-0 in Reykjavik. A brace from Gylfi Sigurdsson was all the hosts needed to remain within touching distance of the top spot in Group I.

Monday WCQ Rewind: England edges Slovakia, Germany routs Norway, and more

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In a battle of Group F's top two sides in UEFA World Cup Qualifying, England held off Slovakia 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. A 59th-minute winner from Marcus Rashford sealed three points for the hosts in a hotly-contested match. The visitors opened the scoring in the third minute as Stanislav Lobotka slotted home from close range.

Sunday WCQ Rewind: Belgium edges Greece, Portugal defeats Hungary, and more

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The must-watch fixture from Sunday's UEFA World Cup Qualifying action came from Athens as Greece faced off with Belgium. Roberto Martinez's side used a 74th-minute winner from Romelu Lukaku to earn all three points against the hosts. Following a scoreless first-half, the Belgians took the 1-0 lead as Jan Vertonghen's left-footed finish found the back of the net after 70 minutes.

Friday WCQ Rewind: Denmark routs Poland, Germany edges Czech Republic, and more

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In the top UEFA World Cup Qualifier on Friday, Denmark handed group E leaders Poland their first loss of qualifying in a 4-0 rout. The Danes used goals from four different goalscorers to extend their unbeaten run to four matches. Thomas Delaney opened the scoring after 15 minutes, before Andreas Cornelius doubled the lead before halftime.

Friday WCQ Rewind: France pummels the Netherlands, Bulgaria shocks Sweden, and more

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In the must-watch match of the day in UEFA World Cup Qualifying, France jumped back into top spot in Group A after pummeling the Netherlands 4-0 in Paris. A second-half brace from Monaco's Thomas Lemar sparked a second-half rout of Holland at the Stade De France. Antoine Griezmann's 14th-minute finish gave the French a 1-0 lead which they took into halftime.

UEFA WCQ Preview: France hosts the Netherlands, Italy travels to Spain, and more

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UEFA World Cup Qualifying resumes this weekend with several nations looking for important results in their fight to stay alive.It's been over two months since the last round of qualifiers, and each European side will face two fixtures over this international break.

Thursday's premier fixture takes place in Paris as France hosts the Netherlands in a battle of second vs.

David Villa excited, nervous for return to Spanish national team

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David Villa, New York City FC forward, and the leading goal scorer in MLS, is making a shock return to the Spanish national team. He last represented his country in the 2014 World Cup, when Spain was bounced in the group stage after winning the whole thing four years earlier.

While the call-up is "a dream come true" for the reigning MLS MVP, he still feels the nerves from returning after such a long absence.

Alexis Sanchez

Friday Kickoff: Wayne Rooney arrested; Alexis Sanchez unhappy and more

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The transfer window may be closed, but the Alexis Sanchez drama is far from over. Meanwhile, one of England's top stars is in some drama of his own.

Wayne Rooney was arrested on Friday on suspicion of drunk driving. (REPORT)

Alexis Sanchez reportedly does not want to play for Arsenal again after the club did not sell him to close the transfer window.

Wednesday Kickoff: Arsenal rejects offer for Alexis Sanchez, Andres Guardado backs Juan Carlos Osorio and more

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With transfer deadline day approaching, plenty of moves are left to be made while a few clubs finalized deals ahead of Thursday's deadline.

Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling is reportedly unlikely to be a part of a rumored swap deal for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez. (REPORT)

Arsenal, meanwhile, has rejected an offer of£50m bid and insists on Sterling's involvement.

Euro Ticker: Arsenal denies Sanchez transfer request, Oxlade-Chamberlain agrees with Chelsea, and more

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Monday saw several teams make splashes before the closure of the Transfer Window on Thursday. One team that is not making a splash is Arsenal F.C. who have denied claims that star forward Alexis Sanchez has handed in a transfer request.

The Chileanhas less than 11 months remaining on his current contract and is yet to sign terms on a fresh deal at the Emirates.

The Rest

Friday Kickoff: Lionel Messi contract delay, Isco re-signs with Real Madrid and more

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While one star's contract signing is continuously delayed, another put pen to paper on a new deal with his current club.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu reiterated that Lionel Messi's father has signed a new contract on behalf of the star forward, who has still yet to put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him with the club until 2021.

UEFA Champions League Wednesday Preview: Tottenham faces Dortmund, Sevilla travels to Liverpool, and more

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After an entertaining first day of action in the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League, Matchday No. 1 continues on Wednesday with 16 sides in action.

The must-watch fixture comes from Group H as Tottenham hosts Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere on Wednesday, Sevilla faces a tricky test in England against Liverpool.

Transfer Deadline Day Recap: Mbappe loaned to PSG, Palace acquires Sakho, and more

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Transfer Deadline Day across Europe is the busiest time of the year. Teams from all over and looking if they will be contenders while others try to sell or loan out players for the remainder of the year.

With the summer transfer window closing tonight at 6 p.m. E.S.T., let us look at all the day's action across Europe:

Paris Saint-Germain completed the signing of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco on a season long loan.

Julian Green loaned to 2. Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Furth

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The saga of the intrepid Julian Green continues.

The Stuttgart and U.S. Men's National Team forward is going to spend the 2017-18 season on loan with 2. Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Furth.

Green began his career in the Bayern Munich system, where he made all of one senior team appearance before being loaned out to Hamburg.