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Guardiola hails City’s magnificent seven

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City produced the best performance of his reign in their swaggering 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne was outstanding, producing two assists and playing a part in three more goals as City scored seven goals for the first time since Guardiola took charge in July 2016.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City players in Brazil squad vs Ecuador and Colombia August 2017

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Tite has named his squad to face Ecuador in Porto Alegre on August 31st and then away to Colombia five days later. Brazil have already qualified for next year's World Cup and there are no surprises in Tite's call up.

The Brazil squad in full
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Cássio (Corinthians), Éderson (Manchester City)
Defenders: Daniel Alves (PSG), Fagner (Corinthians), Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid),
Marcelo (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (PSG), Miranda (Inter Milan), Rodrigo Caio (São Paulo), Thiago Silva (PSG)
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Giuliano (Zenit), Luan (Grêmio), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Willian (Chelsea)
Forwards: Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (PSG),
Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk)


Fernandinho out to ruin Chelsea’s title stroll

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London (AFP) – Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho believes his side can reignite their Premier League title ambitions on Wednesday against a Chelsea team rocked by a shock 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace.

Ten points clear following the international break, Chelsea saw their lead trimmed to seven points after they crashed at home to Palace on Saturday and second-place Tottenham Hotspur won 2-0 at Burnley.

Fernandinho out to ruin Chelsea’s title stroll

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London (AFP) – Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho believes his side can reignite their Premier League title ambitions on Wednesday against a Chelsea team rocked by a shock 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace.

Ten points clear following the international break, Chelsea saw their lead trimmed to seven points after they crashed at home to Palace on Saturday and second-place Tottenham Hotspur won 2-0 at Burnley.

Man City, Liverpool, and Chelsea players in Brazil squad versus Uruguay and Paraguay March 2017

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Brazil have announced their squad to face Uruguay in Montevideo on 23 March and Paraguay five days later in São Paulo in the Corinthians Arena.
Manchester City's Fernandinho, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, and Chelsea's Willian are all included.
Coach Tite has won eight games out of eight since he took charge and Brazil top the South America qualifying group.

FA Cup is not a side issue for Manchester City, says Fernandinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho insists the FA Cup remains a priority for his side despite their bid to advance in the Champions League.

Last week’s thrilling 5-3 victory over French side Monaco has left Pep Guardiola’s side in a strong position to advance to the quarter-finals in a competition in which the coach has excelled throughout his career.

Sagna loses appeal over “10 against 12” fine

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London (AFP) Manchester City's French international defender Bacary Sagna on Thursday failed in his appeal against a £40,000 fine (46,480 euros, $50,178) for making an Instagram post that questioned a referee's impartiality.

Sagna, 32, posted a photo with the caption "10 against 12.. but still fighting and winning as a team" on the social network following City's 2-1 victory against Burnley on January 2.

Sagna loses appeal over “10 against 12” fine

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London (AFP) Manchester City's French international defender Bacary Sagna on Thursday failed in his appeal against a £40,000 fine (46,480 euros, $50,178) for making an Instagram post that questioned a referee's impartiality.

Sagna, 32, posted a photo with the caption "10 against 12.. but still fighting and winning as a team" on the social network following City's 2-1 victory against Burnley on January 2.

Fernandinho return can fortify Manchester City

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London (AFP) Kevin De Bruyne believes Fernandinho's return from suspension will provide the foundation for Manchester City to get their spluttering Premier League campaign back on track at West Ham on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola's side have dropped out of the top four and trail leaders Chelsea by 12 points after winning just one of their last four league games.

Arsenal given welcome boost by Chelsea-Man City match

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Chelsea beat Manchester City today to cement their place at the top of the table, but the match gave Arsenal reasons to be happy. The Blues extendedtheir winning run of games to eight in the Premier League, which will nothelp our title aspirations, but due to plenty of drama in the final 10 minutes of [.

Guardiola apologises for Man City meltdown

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola issued an apology after his side lost their cool and were reduced to nine men during Saturday's 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Chelsea.

City took the lead late in the first half, but second-half goals from Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a smash-and-grab victory and the hosts lost their composure in stoppage time.

Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea players in Brazil squad vs Argentina and Peru November 2016

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Tite has called up 24 players for the World Cup qualifiers against Argentina in Belo Horizonte 10th November and Peru in Lima six days later.
Marcelo, Casemiro and Douglas Costa are back from injury. São Paulo's Rodrigo Caio is amongst the centre-backs. Manchester City's Fernandinho, Chelsea's Willian and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho are all in.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City players in Brazil squad for Bolivia and Venezuela matches October 2016

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Tite has called up 24 players for the World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia (6th October in Natal) and Venezuela (10th October in Mérida).
Flamengo keeper Alex Muralha gets his first call up. Thiago Silva is back alongside Douglas Costa. Chelsea's Willian and Oscar, Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, and Manchester City's Fernandinho are also in the squad.

Manchester City – Capital One Cup winners! Game in 10 Tweets as Willy Caballero breaks Liverpool hearts

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Confirmed Team News: Man City vs Saints – Aguero starts, Hart out

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Brazil x Argentina: probable starting line-ups 12 November 2015

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Brazil take on arch-enemies Argentina in Buenos Aires this evening. Argentina have taken just one point from their opening two games in the World Cup qualifiers including a 2-0 home loss to Ecuador. Dunga's team arrive on the back of a 3-1 win over Venezuela. Neymar returns after suspension. Argentina will be without Messi, Aguero and Tevez.

Squad Analysis: Manchester City’s Summer Transfer Window Reviewed

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by Neil Quinn After overseeing another feeble title defence, Manuel Pellegrini's position at Manchester City seemed untenable at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. An eight-point gap to champions...

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Adnan Januzaj, Lukaku, Aguero… Names of the Premier League, Week 2

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Man City’s Fernandinho goads angry Chelsea striker Diego Costa after weekend clash

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Manchester City 3-0 Chelsea: Analysis and Reaction

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The biggest game of the season so far pitted last season's top 2 against each other, but the in the end, it was hardly a contest at all. Manchester City's resounding 3-0 win against defending champions Chelsea on Sunday has sent a clear message to every team in the Premier League.

Manchester City 3-0 Chelsea: Rampant City Give Mourinho The Blues

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Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City players in Brazil squad for Costa Rica and United States friendlies September 2015

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Oscar back in the Brazil squad

Dunga has announced a 24-man squad for Brazil's upcoming friendlies. The South Americans will play Costa Rica in New Jersey on 5th September and then the USA at Foxborough three days later. Neymar is included despite a recent injury and there's a surprise recall for Kaká.

Brazil x Venezuela: probable starting line-ups Copa America 21 June 2015

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Coutinho alongside Neymar

Brazil go into their final group game in the Copa America knowing that they might need a win against Venezuela to guarantee progress in the competition.
Dunga's men will be without Neymar who was sent off in the 1-0 loss to Colombia and has now been suspended for four matches.

Brazil x Colombia: probable starting line-ups Copa America 17 June 2015

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Liverpool target Roberto Firmino

Brazil face Colombia on Wednesday evening knowing a win will see them through to the next phase of the Copa America. Dunga kept his 100% record since his return as coach with an unconvincing 2-1 win over Peru in the opener. Colombia lost to Venezuela in their first game and will crash out of the tournament if they lose to the Brazilians.

Brazil x Peru: probable starting line-ups Copa America 14 June 2015

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Brazil go into action in the Copa America against Peru on Sunday. Dunga's team are on a roll but this will be their first competitive game since the 7-1 drubbing by Germany in last year's World Cup. Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho was a doubt but is expected to start. Roberto Firmino or Diego Tardelli will partner Neymar up front.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool players included in Brazil squad for Copa America 2015 in Chile

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Dunga has announced his 23-man squad for the 2015 Copa America in Chile.

Brazil are in Grupo C alongside Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. They will start their campaign on 14th June against Peru in Temuco. Up next are Colombia in Santiago on the 17th and then Venezuela in the same city on the 21st.

Watch Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa match highlights [VIDEO]

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt his team had rediscovered the winning spirit after snatching a last-gasp victory over Aston Villa.

Fernandinho struck in the 89th minute as City killed off a Villa comeback at the Etihad Stadium to claim a 3-2 Barclays Premier League victory.

City were not at their best but looked to have the game sewn up as they went 2-0 ahead with goals from Sergio Aguero pouncing on a Brad Guzan blunder and Aleksandar Kolarov.

Watch Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa match highlights [VIDEO]

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt his team had rediscovered the winning spirit after snatching a last-gasp victory over Aston Villa.

Fernandinho struck in the 89th minute as City killed off a Villa comeback at the Etihad Stadium to claim a 3-2 Barclays Premier League victory.

City were not at their best but looked to have the game sewn up as they went 2-0 ahead with goals from Sergio Aguero pouncing on a Brad Guzan blunder and Aleksandar Kolarov.

Fernandinho on Bust-up with Kompany: “It was nothing major”

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Recently reports emerged that Fernandinho and Kompany were involved in a heated half-time row during Manchester City's 2-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield last month.

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has denied such incidents claiming media have created a big story out of nothing.

Brazil squad for Argentina friendlies and Japan October 2014

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Dunga

Dunga has named his squad for the friendlies against Argentina in Beijing 11th October and Japan four days later in Singapore.
The coach has made three changes from the squad versus Colombia and Ecuador. Santos's Robinho, and wing-backs Mário Fernandes of CSKA Moscow, and Inter Milan's Dodô; replace Hulk, Maicon and Alex Sandro.

Brazil squad for Argentina friendlies and Japan October 2014

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Dunga has named his squad for the friendlies against Argentina in Beijing 11th October and Japan four days later in Singapore.
The coach has made three changes from the squad versus Colombia and Ecuador. Santos's Robinho, and wing-backs Mário Fernandes of CSKA Moscow, and Inter Milan's Dodô; replace Hulk, Maicon and Alex Sandro.

Brazil squad vs Colombia and Ecuador September 2014

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Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho

New Brazil coach Dunga has named his first squad since he returned to take over the seleção last month.
Jefferson, David Luiz, Maicon, Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Ramires, Oscar, Hulk, Willian and Neymar have been retained from the World Cup squad. Captain Thiago Silva misses out through injury.

Brazil squad vs Colombia and Ecuador September 2014

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Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho

New Brazil coach Dunga has named his first squad since he returned to take over the seleção last month.
Jefferson, David Luiz, Maicon, Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Ramires, Oscar, Hulk, Willian and Neymar have been retained from the World Cup squad. Captain Thiago Silva misses out through injury.

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Little-known Brazilian bridges cultural gap in China

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Chongqing (China) (AFP) – He does not have the fame - or enormous wages - of Shanghai-based Carlos Tevez or Oscar, and his nickname would be viewed as offensive by many.

But Fernandinho, one of the growing number of Brazilian footballers in China, is bridging a wide cultural gap and finding celebrity in the southwestern city of Chongqing.

Little-known Brazilian bridges cultural gap in China

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Chongqing (China) (AFP) – He does not have the fame - or enormous wages - of Shanghai-based Carlos Tevez or Oscar, and his nickname would be viewed as offensive by many.

But Fernandinho, one of the growing number of Brazilian footballers in China, is bridging a wide cultural gap and finding celebrity in the southwestern city of Chongqing.

Pep Guardiola tells Man City’s Fernandinho: ‘Don’t change’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Pep Guardiola has told "nice guy" Fernandinho he does not need to change his "English" style of play, despite being sent off three times in his last six appearances.

The Manchester City midfielder has missed eight of the club's last 11 matches because of suspension, having been dismissed against Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League in November, then against Chelsea and Burnley in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola tells Man City’s Fernandinho: ‘Don’t change’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Pep Guardiola has told "nice guy" Fernandinho he does not need to change his "English" style of play, despite being sent off three times in his last six appearances.

The Manchester City midfielder has missed eight of the club's last 11 matches because of suspension, having been dismissed against Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League in November, then against Chelsea and Burnley in the Premier League.

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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.

Improved passing makes Arsenal´s Coquelin best DM in England

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Even though he was doing brilliant things for Arsenal in the second half of last season, after the injury problems to Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta forced Arsene Wenger to cut short his loan spell with Charlton, there were still a lot of doubts about the French midfielder Francis Coquelin. Arsenal fans were happy that [.

Histórico Alemania 7 - 1 Brasil semifinal Brasil 2014

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Brazil (4-2-3-1): Cesar, 3, Maicon, 3, Dante, 2.5, Luiz, 2.5, Marcelo, 2, Gustavo, 3, Fernandinho, 2.5 (Paulinho, 46), Hulk, 2 (Ramires, 46), 2, Oscar, 2.5, Bernard, 2, Fred, 2 (Willian, 69). Subs not used: Jefferson, Dani Alves, Maxwell, Henrique, Hernanes, Jo, Victor. Scorer: Oscar, 90.