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Why is Wenger desperate to boost Giroud’s confidence?

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The 30 year-old Olivier Giroud has been giving the Arsenal fans nightmares since the New Year, and there are many Gooners that will point to his inability to put the ball in the back of the net as the main reason for us missing out on the title this year. I can't see many managers [...]

Wednesday Kickoff: Ronaldo, France, Wilshere and more

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One of the game's biggest stars is reportedly nearing a contract extension while precautions are being made for this summer's European Championships.

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over an extended contract that will keep the Portuguese star at the club until 2020.

Former Arsenal winger announced his comeback aged 41

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Après mûre réflexion , j'ai décidé de faire mon grand retour dans le football. RV le 20 avril pour ma conférence de presse #foot #communiqué...

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Transfer News and Gossip

Liverpool make enquiry for ‘new Anthony Martial’ Thomas Lemar

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Liverpool are keen to sign Monaco starlet Thomas Lemar, according to L'Equipe. The French newspaper touts Lemar as the next Anthony Martial....

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Samuel Umtiti hints at Tottenham snub

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Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti has hinted he could turn down the opportunity to sign for Tottenham Hotspur in favour of a move to Spain. The 22-year-old...

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Liverpool plot deal to land Mamadou Doucoure

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After recent events, you might have thought Liverpool had gone off the idea of signing left-sided centre-backs called Mamadou from Paris...

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Liverpool scouting PSG’s Javier Pastore

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Liverpool have dispatched scouts to watch Paris Saint-Germain's Javier Pastore, according to France Football. The skilful Argentine playmaker...

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Michy Batshuayi favours Spurs over West Ham

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Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi would choose a move to Tottenham Hotspur over West Ham United if both clubs bid for him this summer, according to...

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Chelsea and Liverpool linked with Hatem Ben Arfa

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Former Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa is a transfer target for Chelsea and Liverpool, according to French newspaper L'Equipe. The...

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Boost for Chelsea and Spurs in race for Ousmane Dembele

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Tottenham and Chelsea have received a boost to their hopes of landing French starlet Ousmane Dembele. The Rennes striker, aged 18, is reportedly...

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Three Man Utd bids approved by Jose Mourinho

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Prospective Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has given his approval for three possible signings, according to The Sun. The former Chelsea boss...

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Tottenham set to bid for Ousmane Dembele

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Tottenham Hotspur are ready to launch a bid for French wonderkid Ousmane Dembele, according to France Football. The 18-year-old striker is enjoying a...

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Chelsea linked with Troyes keeper Yehvann Diouf

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Troyes goalkeeper Yehvann Diouf is a transfer target for Chelsea, according to French newspaper L'Equipe. The 16-year-old, who is also reported...

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Arsenal tracking Mario Lemina

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Arsenal are among a group of clubs tracking Marseille youngster Mario Lemina, according to French publication Le 10 Sport. The 22-year-old is...

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Anthony Martial talks up Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Man Utd

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Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has talked up the idea of Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining the club this summer. The Paris Saint-Germain veteran...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic too old for Man Utd, says Van Gaal

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested that Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic is too old for the club. Ibrahimovic, aged 34, is...

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Arsenal and Man Utd battle for Marquinhos

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Arsenal and Manchester United will go head-to-head for the signing of Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, according to the Sunday Mirror. The...

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EURO 2016

Euro 2016 Players to Watch: Raphael Varane

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Karim Benzema axed to avoid upsetting French ‘spirit’ at Euro 2016

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Karim Benzema was axed from France's Euro 2016 squad so as not to "disrupt the spirit" in the national squad, French football chief Noel Le Graet told sports daily L'Equipe on Thursday.

The French Football Federation (FFF) president added that the Real Madrid striker had "done something really stupid" over the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape affair.

Karim Benzema axed to avoid upsetting French ‘spirit’ at Euro 2016

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Karim Benzema was axed from France's Euro 2016 squad so as not to "disrupt the spirit" in the national squad, French football chief Noel Le Graet told sports daily L'Equipe on Thursday.

The French Football Federation (FFF) president added that the Real Madrid striker had "done something really stupid" over the Mathieu Valbuena sex tape affair.

France’s Karim Benzema to miss Euro 2016

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Embroiled in the Mathieu Valbuena sex-tape scandal, France forward Karim Benzema will not be selected for Euro 2016, the player and the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately for me and for those who have always backed me and supported me, I will not be selected for our Euro in France," Benzema revealed on his official Twitter account.

France’s Karim Benzema to miss Euro 2016

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Embroiled in the Mathieu Valbuena sex-tape scandal, France forward Karim Benzema will not be selected for Euro 2016, the player and the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately for me and for those who have always backed me and supported me, I will not be selected for our Euro in France," Benzema revealed on his official Twitter account.

Manchester City

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Tuesday is a day for cup action, while there's also plenty of league play to provide variety for soccer fans around the world.

HeadliningTuesday's schedule are a pair of semifinal clashes. In France, Paris-Saint Germain takes on Lorient in the semifinal of the Coupe de France, while Bayern Munich takes on Werder Bremen in the DFB Pokal.

Video: Highlights of Man City 1-0 PSG

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Manchester City are through to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history after recording a 1-0 win over Paris...

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Man City vs PSG – starting XIs and confirmed team news

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Man City team to play PSG TEAM NEWS | City line up exactly the way they did in Paris last week! #cityvpsg #mcfc pic.twitter.com/x6F9Tym7V9...

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Video: PSG fans singing ahead of Man City game

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Paris Saint-Germain's supporters are in position at the Etihad Stadium very early ahead of this evening's Champions League quarter-final...

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Photos: Man City players arrive to play PSG

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#CMONCITY! pic.twitter.com/ZYg1P7dKbt Manchester City FC (@MCFC) April 12, 2016 Manchester City's players have arrived at the Etihad...

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Man City skipper Vincent Kompany out of PSG game

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PELLEGRINI: "@VincentKompany in not 100% fit. @sterling7 continues injured." #cityvpsg #mcfc Manchester City FC (@MCFC) April 11,...

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Vincent Kompany back in Man City training ahead of PSG second leg

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Captain Vincent Kompany leads #mcfc out in training this morning ahead of #cityvpsg pic.twitter.com/XGiapcTPP9 Manchester City FC (@MCFC)...

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Video: Highlights of PSG 2-2 Man City

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Last night's Champions League quarter-final first leg between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City had a little bit of everything. There was...

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Video: Joe Hart saves a penalty from Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Q: Will @Ibra_official score a beautiful penalty?A: Lets see what happens...#PSGvCity #UCL https://t.co/qaykbicho5 BT Sport Football...

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Leagues: Ligue Un

France votes for promotion/relegation play-offs

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France will introduce a play-off to decide the final promotion and relegation place between the top two divisions from next season, the French Football League (LFP) said on Thursday.

The top two finishers in the second division Ligue 2 and the bottom two Ligue 1 sides will swap places as is the current case.

France votes for promotion/relegation play-offs

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France will introduce a play-off to decide the final promotion and relegation place between the top two divisions from next season, the French Football League (LFP) said on Thursday.

The top two finishers in the second division Ligue 2 and the bottom two Ligue 1 sides will swap places as is the current case.

The Rest

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says he dreams of coaching PSG

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the it is a dream of his to take charge of Paris Saint-Germain. The former Argentina...

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PSG make approach for former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

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Paris Saint-Germain have approached former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho about becoming their new boss this summer, according to Sky Sports News. The...

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Adieu Benzema!

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Après quelques mois plein de controverse la Fédération Française de Football (FFF) a décidé d'interdire la participation de l'attaquant de Real Madrid, Karim Benzema, dans l'Euro 2016 qui se déroulera en France du 10 juin au 10 juillet. La FFF a pris sa décision après voir la manière de jouer de l'équipe française sans Benzema.

U.S. Women's National Team learn group stage opponents in Rio Olympics

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The USWNT will face New Zealand, Colombia, and 3rd-ranked France in the group stage.

The U.S. Women's National Team, which includes Seattle Reign FC players Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe, will open their quest for a fourth Olympic gold against New Zealand, currently ranked 16th in the world by FIFA.

Jour de Paie l’Égalité et le Foot Féminin

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Aujourd'hui, le 12 Avril, est l'Equal Pay Day aux États-Unis. Il représente la façon beaucoup plus loin en 2016 que les femmes doivent travailler pour recevoir le même montant d'argent des hommes ont fait tout au long de 2015. Les femmes blanches gagnent 0,79 $ au dollar d'un homme et les femmes de couleur font.

Benzema Is Not A Top Player, Claims Platini

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Suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini has questioned his compatriot and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema’s credibility in an outspoken interview with BeIn Sports.

The French football legend gave a talk on a number of issues including his country hosting the European Championship in the summer, the current generation of French internationals and his suspension from European football’s premier governing body in charges of corruption.

West Ham: Dimitri Payet’s Free-Kicks Are So Perfectly Perfect That He’s Stopped Practising Them

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Having scored a succession of perfectly-dispatched free-kicks over the past couple of months, Dimitri Payet has revealed that his set-piece technique has become so perfectly honed that he's stopped practising altogether.

After pinging one in off the bar against Bournemouth in January, the bang-in-form West Ham forward really began to get into his stride, following up with a series of similarly exquisite free-kicks against Blackburn, Manchester United and Crystal Palace.