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Mourinho blasts England over Jones injections

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has strongly rebuked England manager Gareth Southgate and his medical staff for playing Manchester United defender Phil Jones in a recent friendly after he received six pain-killing injections.

Jones, whose six-year United career has been plagued by injuries, was forced off in the first half of England’s 0-0 draw with Germany last week after aggravating a thigh injury.

Retro Football: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Scores Against Non-League Heaton Stannington On A Pitch Behind The Local Fish & Chip Shop, 2012 (Photo)

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Today he may be on the verge of a €70million move between Dortmund and PSG, but just five short years ago Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found himself in altogether less salubrious circumstances.

Indeed, on 22nd July, 2012, Aubameyang travelled to the suburbs of Newcastle with the rest of his Gabon teammates to play a friendly against non-league opposition on a pitch tucked behind a chip shop and a Chinese takeaway.

Videos

Record Breaker: Romelu Lukaku Moves Clear As Belgium’s New All-Time Top Scorer By Nodding In Goal No. 31 Against Japan (Video)

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After drawing level with a couple of poacher's goals against Mexico on Saturday, Romelu Lukaku took 72 minutes of Tuesday night's friendly against Japan to move clear as Belgium's all-time record goalscorer.

Lukaku notched the 31st goal of his international career (on his 65th appearance) when he nodded home Nacer Chadli's far-post cross from approximately 30 centimetres out.

Rinky Dinky L’il Kosovo Demonstrate Simple Joy Of International Friendlies By Snaffling Historic 4-3 Win Over Latvia (Photo & Video)

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While it's easy to grow despondent, borderline catatonic when it comes to international football, it would appear that there are still countries out there who actually ruddy enjoy themselves when it comes to chugging through friendlies.

Kosovo only registered as a FIFA nation in May of 2016, so all this is still pretty new to them.

Aged Just 24, Romelu Lukaku Equals Belgium All-Time Goalscoring Record With Poacher’s Double Against Mexico (Photo & Videos)

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At the tender age of just 24, Romelu Lukaku scored the necessary two goals in last night's 3-3 draw against Mexico to become one of Belgium's three joint-highest goalscorers.

Lukaku prodded in his 29th and 30th goals for the Red Devils (in just 64 appearances) to equal the international tallies of both Bernard Voorhoof and Paul van Himst, both of whom formerly co-owned the record.

Moron: Colombia Midfielder Edwin Cardona Aims Racist Gesture At South Korean Opponent During Suwon Friendly (Video)

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Two goals from Tottenham's Son Heung-Min saw South Korea register a 2-1 win over Colombia on Friday, but the friendly in Suwon has become a point of discussion for an altogether different reason.

Indeed, Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona is at the epicentre after the substitute was caught making a moronic "slant eye" gesture at South Korean right-back Choi Chul-Soon behind the referee's back.

Set-Piece Pioneers: Non-League Boreham Wood Trick Arsenal With The Old Freekick Switcheroo, 2013 (Video)

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The annual pre-season friendly between Boreham Wood FC and Arsenal has become something of along-standing staple over the past couple of decades, with both clubs using the meeting as a chance to test their respective mettle before getting into the real nitty-gritty of the new campaign.

As it bloomin' well happens, the 2013 encounter was a vintage affair.

Joan Gamper Trophy: Standing Ovations All Round As Barcelona Beat Chapecoense In Incredibly Emotional Friendly (Photos & Video)

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Chapecoense defender Neto (centre) weeps before the Joan Gamper Trophy friendly against Barcelona

Monday evening saw Barcelona play host to Chapecoense in the Joan Gamper Trophy, just nine months after the tragic plane crash that near-destroyed the Brazilian club.

As you might expect, emotions ran high throughout with the only three players to survive the disaster Jackson Follman, Neto and Alan Ruschel (all seen above) invited out onto the Camp Nou pitch before the match to perform a ceremonial kick-off.

Chelsea Confirm Pedro Suffered ‘Multiple Fractures’ After Being Poleaxed By David Ospina During Recent Arsenal Friendly (Video)

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Chelsea have confirmed that Pedro suffered "multiple fractures" after being turned inside-out by Arsenal 'keeper David Ospina during a friendly encounter between the two sides in Beijing on Saturday.

Pedro was flattened when Ospina came charging out to punch a ball clear only to inadvertently poleaxe the Spanish forward in the process.

Friendly: Lukaku And Rashford Notch Nifty Goals As Man Utd Beat Man City In Houston (Photos & Video)

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Houston's NRG Stadium played host to the first ever Manchester derby to be played on foreign soil on Thursday night, with the two sides squaring off in the International Champions Cup apropos of nothing.

For what little it's worth, United emerged victorious in front of over 67,000 fans as Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford both registered smart goals in a 2-0 win for Jose Mourinho's mob.

Friendly: Jay Rodriguez Opens West Brom Account By Locating Top Corner From 20 Yards Against Leicester (Video)

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As you're no doubt aware, the prestigious Premier League Asia Trophy got underway in Hong Kong this morning, with West Brom taking on Leicester City.

The opening goal of the tournament was scored after just 10 minutes, when West Brom new boy Jay Rodriguez cracked a sweet shot into the top corner from 20-yards out.

Friendly: Romelu Lukaku Gets Off The Mark For Man Utd In Routine 2-1 Win Over Real Salt Lake (Photos & Video)

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After pasting LA Galaxy at the weekend, Manchester United maintained their 100% pre-season tour record with a routine 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Monday evening.

United actually fell behind in the 20th minute, only for Henrikh Mikhitaryan to restore parity eight minutes later following a burst of snappy interplay between Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaka on the edge of the box.

Back With A Bang: Wayne Rooney Scores Powerful 25-Yard Drive On Second Everton Debut (Video)

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Wayne Rooney made his second debut for Everton this afternoon, starting in a pre-season friendly against Tanzania's Gor Mahia FC.

Looking slightly trimmer than he has done of late, Rooney collected the ball some 25 yards out, took a couple

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Kits & fashion

Chapecoense To Wear Special Shirt With 71 Stars, One For Each Victim Of Tragic Air Crash, In Upcoming Friendly Against Barcelona

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As part of their collective rehabilitation, Chapecoense are due to play Barcelona in a friendly next Monday evening.

Of course, Chape saw their club decimated in November of last year when a plane carrying almost every member of their squad and staff crashed on the approach to Medellin airport in Colombia, killing 71 of the 77 people on board.

Dépêche Mode: Arsene Wenger Wears Funky Custom Arsenal Trainers For Bayern Munich Friendly (Photos)

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This very week, Arsene Wenger officially became the longest-serving manager in Premier League history.

As of Monday, Wenger has outlasted the 7,582 days that Sir Alex Ferguson spent in charge of Manchester United in the Top Flight™, though of course the Scot did spent over five years at the United helm before football began in 1992.

Philadelphia Union

Match preview: Philadelphia Union v. Swansea City AFC

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The Swans are coming and its Game of Thrones night for some reason! Why this international friendly may be worth checking out.

News roundup: BSFC/HCI Friendly rescheduled, Galaxy in trouble for tweet, and more

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Bethlehem/Harrisburg friendly rescheduled, Galaxy tweet makes MLS unhappy, Leicester advances, and the rest of the day's news.

AEK

AEK 4-0 Iraklis

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A convincing 4-0 win today for us in what was our last friendly before the start of the season. The match got off to a pretty slow start with little noteworthy action in the first half but that all changed when we scored 4 goals between the 49th and 71st minute.

I only managed to catch the last ten minutes of the match but from what I could see, it looks like we might be in for some good performances from Patito.

Catching Up…

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I was away from my computer for a good week or so last week so I haven't really had the chance to post anything. But, I'm finally back and have a bit of catching up to do, so I'll start with the older news first and make my way to today.

First thing that I should mention is that we officially signed Bakasetas, on his birthday of all days.

Inter 0-0 AEK

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Our final test before the regular season ended with a rather disappointing scoreline, but there were definitely quite a few positives that can be taken from what I saw. I only managed to watch the second half, but from what I read we were also quite solid in the first half, as we were in the second.

Buonanotte Signs for AEK

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Diego Buonanotte has officially signed for AEK, after being greeted by about one or two hundred AEK supporters at the airport. He arrived in Athens at about 8:45 PM Athens time and signed his contract (two years until 2017) this morning.

To see video of the reception as seen from inside the car Diego was driving in, see the bottom of this link.

AEK 1-1 Sevilla

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Well well, it looks like things are starting to come together for the team. Obviously this match was yet another friendly and so there is only so much we can take from it, but our performance something to be proud of regardless. I managed to catch about thirty minutes from the first half and from what I saw, we're definitely starting to play some good football as a team.

Singapore national team

GRIT & PERSEVERANCE ...

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Despite going down in the two matches they play against their much illustrious opponents, many people which included the likes of Stoke City's manager Mark Hughes and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger, lauded the performance of the Singapore Selection in the just concluded Barclays Asia Trophy.

Stange remains defiant despite criticism after 2-2 draw against Guam

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Shaky Moments in Guam's six-yard
With last evening's result, I could not help but recall this article written years ago suggested Singapore should group themselves with Oceania nations for any bid to lift themselves from the doldrums we are facing.

"Matchpix" - December 2014, January - February 2015

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  • Friendly: Geylang In't 2-2 LionsXII 27/12/2014
One of them was wearing the "Johnson" jersey
Towards the end of the match, the lighting conditions were pretty bad as the floodlights were not on at all.

THE CUBS RIPPED APART 8-1 ....

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Cubs (in red) struggled against the Japanese
Sometimes, one can't be faulted that skepticism aroused instantly when things don't deliver, especially when the subject are proclaimed for better things to come.

Fresh from their training trip to Turkey that saw them chalking up losses on margin against their peers from German side Hamburger SV, Spartak Moscow of Russian and Yemen U21 with a draw salvaged against Uzbekistan U21, things remain positive and was lauded as a good learning experience for the team's preparation for the upcoming SEA Games in June.

[Media Information] SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG BATTLE TO GOALLESS DRAW

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SINGAPORE, 9 SEPTEMBER 2014: The Singapore National Team played out a goalless draw with Hong Kong tonight at Hougang Stadium, with neither side doing enough to edge the game.

"Singapore clearly underestimated PNG" said Rufer after gallant 2-1 loss to Lions

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Valentine Nelson (3) headed for safety
Some interesting pointers to take note from this "A-Lister" between Singapore and Papua New Guinea that was played this evening at Hougang and saw the hosts walked away victorious with a 2-1 scoreline.

foreign teams

[Barclays Asia Trophy] - Humid worries, No Bus Parking ...

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Everything is ready to get set for the seventh edition of the Barclays Asia Trophy - the gala event that will see three Barclays Premier League teams - Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City to feature alongside a Singapore Selection that comprises of mainly the Singapore national players with a few S.

"Matchpix" - October/November 2014

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Aleks watching the video tribute
It was an emotional evening when the time has come to call it a day for Aleksandar Duric and thanks for being the perfect model since I took up football photography.

[CASTLEWOODS LIVERPOOL MASTERS] Reds' triumph on a wet wet night at JBS

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A trip down to the Jalan Besar Stadium last evening sets apart from those previous ones.

It was because the showpiece last night, literally brought me back to my formative years when catching football action on television was a norm then (not much in these recent years).

[CASTLEWOODS LIVERPOOL MASTERS] PRE MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE

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(L-R) Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler
Earlier in the day, the pre-match press conference for the Castlewood Group Liverpool Masters was at The Westin.

Following the success of last year's Masters Event held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, local-based commercial real estate developer - Castlewood Group had decided to back the event for the second time on a roll with an array of stars from the yesterdays that featuring household names of both Liverpool Football Club and Singapore national football team in a friendly match to be played this coming Saturday at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

The Rest

England Squad: Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek And Joe Gomez Receive First Senior Call-Ups For Germany And Brazil Friendlies

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While the full squad isn't due to be announced until 2pm (BST) this afternoon, England have gone ahead and confirmed that Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have all been called up to the senior side for their upcoming November friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers Fields His Son In Pre-Season Friendly Against Austrian Side BW Linz

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Many Celtic fans were puzzled to see a new, unfamiliar name on the teamsheet for Wednesday's pre-season friendly against Austrian side BW Linz.

Actually, perhaps 'unfamiliar' isn't an entirely accurate description, as the surname in question was one shared bytheir manager, Brendan Rodgers.

Five MLS players lead Ghana squad against USMNT

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With their Premier League trio out of action, Ghana will turn to several MLS players to lead their roster in the upcoming friendly against the U.S. Men's National Team.

With club objections leaving Ghana without West Ham's Andre Ayew, Swansea City's Jordan Ayew, Leicester City's Daniel Amartey and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey, a trio of Columbus Crew players and a few others from around the league headline the Black Stars squad.

Children's Mercy Park to Host Liga MX Friendly

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While Sporting Kansas City looks set to not be playing a friendly against a foreign opponent in 2016, there looks like there will be a friendly at Children's Mercy Park this summer. Sporting announced today that Liga MX sides Pachuca and Santos Laguna will be playing a friendly at CMP on Tuesday, June 21st.

[Event] Barclays Asia Trophy - Tickets NOW ON SALE!

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Into its seventh edition, the Barclays Asia Trophy will be heading its way to Singapore this coming July.

This pre-season friendly tournament takes place every two years and is the only Premier League-affiliated competition to be held outside England, the past editions saw the tournament in cities like Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Hong Kong (who hosted the event thrice in 2007,2011 and 2013).

Portugal-Greece ’04 Euro ‘Rematch’ in Mass. on 6/12

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A friendly featuring players from the Portugal and Greece squads that met in the 2004 UEFA Euro Final will take place at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Mass. on Jun. 12. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm.

The match, which is billed as "Legends Cup Rematch Battle," will bring a number of notable players from the Final, which Greece won 1-0 at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.

Heineman Takes to Twitter Again

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Once again while killing time while on a flight, Sporting Club CEO, Robb Heineman took to Twitter again, conducting a Q&A with fans. Heineman answered a number of questions over an hour or so of Tweeting. There was lots of decent information in his tweets, but as always with these conversations you always have to take it with a grain of salt and remember Heineman's tendency to troll the fans on occasion.

Mexico and Paraguay to Play in KC

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El 27 de marzo será el debut de Ramón Díaz como DT de Paraguay vs #CostaRica,Luego el 31 ante #México en Kansas.
— Elmer Polanco (@PolancoESA) December 11, 2014



Reports from Mexico and Paraguay today are reporting that the two national teams will be meeting in Kansas in March of 2015.