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Video: Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli scores for Nice

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Mario Balotelli cooly slides home to double @ogcnice's lead. The smile says it all.

Video: Spurs 1-2 Monaco highlights

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Tottenham Hotspur's return to Champions League action was not a happy one. The north London club suffered a 1-2 defeat to French side Monaco at...

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Video: Anthony Martial and Olivier Giroud score as France beat Italy

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On commence bien la saison avec cette victoire 3-1 face l'Italie

Video and Photos: Ex-Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli’s first training session at Nice

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Le voil ! Les premiers pas de Super Mario Nice. pic.twitter.com/IQvgml31EL OGC Nice (@ogcnice) 1 September 2016 Italy international Mario...

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Video: Georges-Kevin Nkoudou discusses joining Tottenham

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Video: Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette hints at transfer

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Lacazette : "If there are offers we can not refuse, I would love not refuse them."https://t.co/akJbll1yDT GooN (@ChGoon) August 14,...

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Video: Can Unai Emery win the Champions League with PSG?

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Is incoming Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery the man to take the French champions Paris Saint-Germain to Champions League glory? That's one...

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Video: Man Utd’s Anthony Martial linked with PSG move

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Could Manchester United forward Anthony Martial be on his way to French champions Paris Saint-Germain? The France international was one of the Red...

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Video: Ex-Chelsea defender David Luiz scores an own goal vs West Brom

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Former Chelsea defender David Luiz rolled back the years by throwing in a hapless performance against an English defence today. The Paris...

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Video: Chelsea’s Dom Solanke scores as England U19 beat France U19

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England Under-19s got their European Under-19 Championship campaign off to a winning start by recording a 2-1 win over France in their opening game...

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Video: The winners and losers of Euro 2016

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Euro 2016 is all wrapped up and it is time to reflect on the tournament and assess the efforts of those involved. The video above explores some of...

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Transfer News and Gossip

Man Utd want to sign Lucas Moura, claims agent

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Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Lucas Moura is a transfer target for Manchester United, according to the player's agent. Wagner...

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Spurs set to sign Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, Chelsea make late bid

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Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on a deal to sign Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, but Chelsea could yet hijack the deal. The 27-year-old...

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Right-back’s wife hints at Man Utd transfer

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Monaco right-back Fabinho's wife has dropped a hint that he could be on his way to Manchester United. Rebecas Tavares has started following...

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Tottenham’s Georges-Kévin Nkoudou deal close to collapse

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to miss out on the signing of Marseille starlet Georges-Kévin Nkoudou, according to The Guardian. The £11m deal for the...

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Spurs lining up Sofiane Boufal as Georges-Kevin N’Koudou alternative

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Tottenham Hotspur have made renewed contact with Lille over a deal to sign their winger Sofiane Boufal, according to France Football magazine. The...

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Georges-Kevin N’Koudou set for Spurs medical today

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Marseille forward Georges-Kevin N'Koudou will undergo a medical at Tottenham Hotspur today ahead of a £10.8m transfer, according to Sky Sports....

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Man Utd linked with £22m deal for Fabinho

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Manchester United are plotting a £22m deal for Monaco right-back Fabinho, according to The Sun on Sunday. United are reportedly happy to stump up a...

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Man Utd to pay £14m to offload midfielder

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Manchester United will have to pay £14m to get midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger off their books this summer, according to The Sun. The Germany...

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Life after the fairytale: Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers, Boavista and how underdog champions did the year after

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Before last season, dishing out a thrashing at Anfield to Leicester City would have been seen as business as usual for Liverpool. But Leicester are the Premier League champions now. As...

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The #JF70 2017: Top 10 best France Ligue 1 young talents to watch in 2016/17

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We've reviewed and graded 2015/16's most exciting young talentsto watch in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany on Just Football. Now it's time for us to...

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From Michy Batshuayi to Sofiane Boufal: Grading our #JF60 10 best Ligue 1 young players of 2015/16

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The #JF60 is our annual special feature on Just Football bringing you the best young footballers in Europe across six major leagues. Before we release our Class of 2017 later this week the 10...

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Hatem Ben Arfa: From Newcastle outcast to PSG superstar, how Claude Puel solved the enigma

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Hatem Ben Arfa's career has beena rollercoaster ride in the last 18 months. From being dragged off after 35 minutes in Hull City's 3-0 defeat at Manchester United in November 2014 to signing for...

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Portugal 1-0 France (aet) – Star names of the Euro 2016 final

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The dust has now settled on France 2016, and UEFA's European Championships will be mothballed until 2020. Eder was the final's unlikely hero, his injury time piledriver handing Portugal their first...

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Burkina Faso player dies during French Cup tie

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Ajaccio (France) (AFP) Former Burkina Faso international Ben Idrissa Derme suffered a massive heart attack and died during a French third round Cup tie in Corsica at the weekend.

The 34-year-old central defender dropped to the floor just after the second half had kicked off and despite the swift arrival of medical services, they were unable to revive him during several minutes of on-field efforts.

Burkina Faso player dies during French Cup tie

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Ajaccio (France) (AFP) Former Burkina Faso international Ben Idrissa Derme suffered a massive heart attack and died during a French third round Cup tie in Corsica at the weekend.

The 34-year-old central defender dropped to the floor just after the second half had kicked off and despite the swift arrival of medical services, they were unable to revive him during several minutes of on-field efforts.

Donnarumma debuts as Ventura begins with France loss

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Milan (AFP) Italy coach Giampiero Ventura handed teenaged AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma his debut but began his reign with a 3-1 defeat to France in Bari on Thursday.

Ventura replaced Antonio Conte last month and pledged to carry on the good work of the current Chelsea manager following the Azzurri's impressive march to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

Spurs beat Everton to Sissoko deal

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London (AFP) France midfielder Moussa Sissoko joined Tottenham Hotspur from Newcastle United on a five-year deal on Wednesday after the London club reportedly gazumped Premier League rivals Everton.

Newcastle were reported to have accepted a 30 million pounds ($39.4 million, 35.3 million euros) bid for Sissoko from Everton, only for Spurs to pip them to his signature after matching their offer.

Arsenal

Arsenal signing Perez to bring best from Giroud

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He may have barely kicked a ball in anger for Arsenal so far this season, but fresh from his impressive goal scoring form for his nation at Euro 2016, Olivier Giroud is carrying on where he left off for the France national team. He scored in their friendly against Italy on Thursday and will be [...]

Giroud says France won’t rest on laurels

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Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud said France won't be taking Belarus lightly when they begin World Cup 2018 qualifying in Minsk on Tuesday.

France have been in great form over the summer, reaching the Euro 2016 final on home soil in July before triumphing 3-1 away to Italy on Thursday in a friendly.

Should Arsenal worry about Giroud´s internationals?

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Arsenal fans will surely be a happier bunch after Arsene Wenger and the players put on a good show away to Watford to record a first win of the new Premier League season. Along with the three points and some good play from the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Granit Xhaka and Petr Cech [...]

Italy

Ventura confident Italy will bounce back against Israel

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Haifa (Israel) (AFP) New Italy coach Giampiero Ventura said he was unconcerned by Thursday's home defeat to France ahead of his team's opening World Cup qualifier in Israel on Monday.

The 2006 World Cup champions slumped to a 3-1 defeat in Bari on Thursday but Ventura, who took over the Azzurri hotseat from new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, does not expect such a stern test in Haifa.

Ventura confident Italy will bounce back against Israel

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Haifa (Israel) (AFP) New Italy coach Giampiero Ventura said he was unconcerned by Thursday's home defeat to France ahead of his team's opening World Cup qualifier in Israel on Monday.

The 2006 World Cup champions slumped to a 3-1 defeat in Bari on Thursday but Ventura, who took over the Azzurri hotseat from new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, does not expect such a stern test in Haifa.

Infantino impressed by video replays tests

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Bari (Italy) (AFP) FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday hailed video replays as "a new page in history" a day after the technology had its first test in France's 3-1 friendly win over Italy in Bari.

"It was a first at this level with national teams. We're moving forward. It was promising," said Infantino.

Where to find Italy vs. France on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Italy vs. France, you've come to the right place.

In Giampiero Ventura's first match in charge of Italy, the coach hopes to take off where Antonio Conte left off. Meanwhile, Didier Deschamps will want to see his France team bounce back after the disappointment of losing in the Euro 2016 final to Portugal.

EURO 2016

Will Grigg Ties With Paul Pogba In UEFA Short-List Of Best Players in Europe

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Demonstrating once again that all football polls should be rendered mootby their very existence, the short-list for the 2015/16 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award has been announced today.

It's been cobbled together by journalists from all 55 UEFA member associations, who were asked to provide a list of their five best players the first receiving five points, the second four points, and so on.

Portugal Tourism Board Invite ‘Distraught France Fan’ And ‘Little Portuguese Lad’ To Come And Visit

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The Portuguese tourism board have gone out of their way to rewardtwo of Euro 2016's most prevalent starsfor their exemplary conduct in the aftermath of the final.

We are of course talking about the utterly devastated France fan and the little Portugal-supporting lad who wandered over to console himin the Paris fanzone after the final whistle.

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Photo: Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli signs for Nice

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"Bonjour Nice, Garibaldi m'a envoyé. Merci @ogcnice"@FinallyMario sur #Instagram pic.twitter.com/fSz0L9CZTL OGC Nice (@ogcnice)...

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Mikel John Obi Welcomes Paul Pogba Back To The Premier League With Timely Reminder Of His Midfield Superiority (Video)

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The newly-rechristened Mikel John Obi has found time inhis busy schedule to welcome old pal Paul Pogba back to the Premier League with a timely reminder of the kind of midfield foe he'll be coming up against this season.

Indeed, the Chelsea veteran sought to put the willies up Pogba, who you may have heard made an understated return to Manchester United a few days ago, by chucking in a video clip of the time he nutmegged the bejesus out of his French counterpart at the 2014 World Cup.

Lloyd, Solo lead USWNT to narrow victory over France

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The U.S. Women's National Team needed a goal and, once again, it was Carli Lloyd that emerged to provide when her team needed her most.

Lloyd scored the lone goal of Saturday's clash with France, leading the USWNT in a 1-0 defeat of the European powerhouse.