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Marchisio, Chiellini out as Italy ring Albania changes

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus pair Claudio Marchisio and Giorgio Chiellini were left at home as Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura called five new players into an enlarged 27-man squad for upcoming games against Albania and the Netherlands.

Italy host Albania in Palermo in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday before facing the Dutch in Amsterdam on March 28 as Ventura looks further ahead to a possible Group G qualifying decider away to leaders Spain on September 2.

Marchisio, Chiellini out as Italy ring Albania changes

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus pair Claudio Marchisio and Giorgio Chiellini were left at home as Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura called five new players into an enlarged 27-man squad for upcoming games against Albania and the Netherlands.

Italy host Albania in Palermo in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday before facing the Dutch in Amsterdam on March 28 as Ventura looks further ahead to a possible Group G qualifying decider away to leaders Spain on September 2.

Eder goal repays Conte’s as Italy reach last 16

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Toulouse (France) (AFP) Italy agonized over whether Brazilian-born Eder should get a place in their Euro 2016 squad, but coach Antonio Conte's faith was repaid with the goal that sank Sweden 1-0 on Friday.

After what defender Giorgio Chiellini called a "brutal" first half, Italy came alive in the second period to secure their place in the last 16 from Group E.

Eder goal repays Conte’s as Italy reach last 16

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Toulouse (France) (AFP) Italy agonized over whether Brazilian-born Eder should get a place in their Euro 2016 squad, but coach Antonio Conte's faith was repaid with the goal that sank Sweden 1-0 on Friday.

After what defender Giorgio Chiellini called a "brutal" first half, Italy came alive in the second period to secure their place in the last 16 from Group E.

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From Berlin to Balotelli through gloom and glory: The 10-year evolution of the Italy national team

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Classy Kevin De Bruyne and Leonardo Bonucci among top five players in Euro 2016 Group E

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Pressure cranked up on title-chasing Juventus

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Just as Juventus have overhauled pace-setters Napoli in the race for the Serie A title, the Italian leaders are under increasing pressure as they head to Atalanta on Sunday.

The defending champions qualified for the Italian Cup final beating Inter Milan after extra-time and penalties on Wednesday in what was described as a dreadful performance by their own players.

Pressure cranked up on title-chasing Juventus

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Just as Juventus have overhauled pace-setters Napoli in the race for the Serie A title, the Italian leaders are under increasing pressure as they head to Atalanta on Sunday.

The defending champions qualified for the Italian Cup final beating Inter Milan after extra-time and penalties on Wednesday in what was described as a dreadful performance by their own players.

Champions League – Man City 1-2 Juventus: The Best Bits (Photos & Highlights)

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Manchester City's Euro-woes look like continuing for another season after the Citizens went down 2-1 at home to Juventus on Tuesday night.

With Sergio Aguero on the bench after recovering from injury, Wilfried Bony started up front for the hosts.

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However, it was £49million man Raheem Sterling who had a great chance early on to open the scoring, only for the former Liverpool star to shoot straight at Gigi Buffon in the Juve goal.

Manchester City 1-2 Juventus: Late Morata stunner sends Citizens crashing [VIDEO]

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Manchester City suffered familiar a European wobble as they surrendered a lead to lose their Champions League Group D opener 2-1 to Juventus.

City looked in control at the Etihad Stadium after taking a controversial 57th-minute lead when Giorgio Chiellini turned the ball into his own net under pressure from Vincent Kompany.

Manchester City 1-2 Juventus: Late Morata stunner sends Citizens crashing [VIDEO]

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Manchester City suffered familiar a European wobble as they surrendered a lead to lose their Champions League Group D opener 2-1 to Juventus.

City looked in control at the Etihad Stadium after taking a controversial 57th-minute lead when Giorgio Chiellini turned the ball into his own net under pressure from Vincent Kompany.

Five reasons why Manchester City can emulate Juventus’ march to the Champions League Final

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Lionel Messi, Tevez, Neuer…Names of the Champions League, Matchday 13

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Juventus To Announce New Deals For Giorgio Chiellini And Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus will hold a press conference today where it is expected the Serie A club will announce it has signed new deals with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Giorgio Chiellini. The contracts are expected to keep the players with the Italian champions until 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Various reports believe that Buffon will put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep the 36-year-old shot stopper in Turin until at least 2017, with the possibility of a further extension.

Juventus To Announce New Deals For Giorgio Chiellini And Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus will hold a press conference today where it is expected the Serie A club will announce it has signed new deals with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and defender Giorgio Chiellini. The contracts are expected to keep the players with the Italian champions until 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Various reports believe that Buffon will put pen to paper on a new deal which will keep the 36-year-old shot stopper in Turin until at least 2017, with the possibility of a further extension.

Read Our Progress Report on Juventus’ Performances for October-November

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Juventus is on a roll at the present moment. Dating back to a late October road loss to Greek giants Olympiakos in the Champions League that jeopardized the team's chances in Europe, the Bianconeri have reeled off five straight wins. However, the last two victories are the most impressive Juve pulled out a 3-2 win over the same Olympiakos and thumped Parma 7-0 over the weekend.

Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri Proving His Doubters Wrong

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Massimiliano Allegri spent his last few months with Milan as a dead man walking with rumours circulating about his imminent sack hugging the headlines of Italian newspapers day after day. The results were simply not good enough. The once mighty AC Milan was a mess on and off the pitch.

During Allegri's reign with the Rossoneri, several players including Andrea Pirlo, Mark van Bommel, Filippo Inzaghi, Pato, Gennaro Gattuso, Massimo Ambrossini, Gianluca Zambrotta, Clarence Seedorf, Alessandro Nesta, Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all left the club, be it to another club or through retirement.

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Friday Kickoff: Mourinho, Ozil, Pogba and more

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If Manchester United wants to hire Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils reportedly have just one month to make up their mind.

Mourinho reportedly wants to have a job by May in order to prepare for the 2016-17 season, so Man United faces a deadline to make an official move for him. (REPORT)

German international Mesut Ozil ruled out a return to Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, saying: "There is no truth in the speculation linking me with a return to Spain.

Mid-day Ticker: Suarez cleared for El Clasico, PSG extends Sirigu and more

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Luis Suarez's long-awaited debut for Barcelona is set to be a whopper.

The Blaugrana's big-money summer transfer has been cleared by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to return for El Clasico against Real Madrid on Oct. 25.

The Uruguayan forward's ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup will end at midnight on Oct.

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Luis Suarez strikes as Uruguay hold Brazil

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Luis Suarez scored on his return from a worldwide ban for biting as Uruguay fought back from 2-0 down to grab a 2-2 draw with Brazil in a pulsating World Cup qualifying battle.

Barcelona star Suarez playing his first international since infamously chomping on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup struck in the 48th minute to complete a remarkable Uruguayan fightback.

Luis Suarez strikes as Uruguay hold Brazil

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Luis Suarez scored on his return from a worldwide ban for biting as Uruguay fought back from 2-0 down to grab a 2-2 draw with Brazil in a pulsating World Cup qualifying battle.

Barcelona star Suarez playing his first international since infamously chomping on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup struck in the 48th minute to complete a remarkable Uruguayan fightback.

Luka Modric Omission From Ballon d’Or Nominations Shows Flaws in The System

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As the Ballon d'Or announcement comes closer and closer, many have debated between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer for the prestigious award. Looking further back, however, and the 23-man shortlist for the award seems to have its own flaws. A player many felt was unfairly left off the shortlist was Luis Suarez, after his scintillating season with Liverpool, in which he almost single-handedly guided them to the Premier League title.

Luka Modric Omission From Ballon d’Or Nominations Shows Flaws in The System

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As the Ballon d'Or announcement comes closer and closer, many have debated between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer for the prestigious award. Looking further back, however, and the 23-man shortlist for the award seems to have its own flaws. A player many felt was unfairly left off the shortlist was Luis Suarez, after his scintillating season with Liverpool, in which he almost single-handedly guided them to the Premier League title.

Ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez admits shame of ban after notorious bite

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Ballon d’Or 23-Man Shortlist Revealed; Suarez Omitted And Gareth Bale Sole British Player Nominated

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FIFA hasreleased the 23-man shortlist of contenders for this year's Ballon d'Or award.

In what will come as a surprise to some fans of the sport,the world organization has omitted former Liverpool and Uruguay international striker Luis Suarez from the list of nominees for World Player of the Year.

El Clásico: How Luis Suarez Will Fit into the Barcelona team

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Luis Suarez's four-month long ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup is almost up and with that the Uruguayan forward will be able to make his competitive debut for FC Barcelona this Saturday (Noon ET kickoff on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld)in the most appropriate of fixtures, the first Clásico of the season at the Bernabeu.

Wednesday Kickoff: Suarez to play in Barcelona B friendly; Klopp concerned by schedules; and more

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Despite having more than a month remaining on his ban, Luis Suarez is set to takethe field Wednesday wearing Barcelona colors.

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique confirmed that theUruguayan, who is serving a suspension for biting defender Giorgio Chiellini in this summer's World Cup, is scheduled to feature in Wednesday's Barcelona B friendly against an Indonesian national selection.

‘I Was Really Depressed Afterwards’ – Luis Suarez Opens Up About His Traumatic Biting Ordeal

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By Chris Wright

Speaking at his grand Barcelona unveiling, Luis Suarez fielded questions about what he got up to on his summer holibobs this year.

Still serving his four-month ban for feasting upon the flesh of Italy centre-back Giorgio Chiellini, Suarez had some reassuring words for Barca fans: he pinky-promises not to bite anyone again:

"I say to fans, don't worry, because I won't do that any more.

Court Of Arbitration For Sport Will Announce Luis Suarez Decision On Thursday

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced that Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will learn the result of his appeal for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at 2pm BST (9am EST) on Thursday.

CAS said in a statement: "The Court of Arbitration for Sport will announce its decision in the matter Luis Suárez, FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan FA on Thursday 14 August 2014.

Friday Kickoff: Suarez appeal heard at CAS; Martino to be next Argentina coach; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Luis Suarez's final appeal to have his FIFA suspension reduced will be heard on Friday in Lausanne, Switzerland at the Court of Arbitration forSport.

The Uruguayan forward will appearin front of a five-manCAS panel as they hold a hearing to discussthe original nine-match international ban and four-month suspension from all soccer activities after video replays caught Suarez biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in the shoulder.

Luis Suarez Could Have His FIFA Ban Lifted By The Court of Arbitration for Sport

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News coming out of Spain today reports that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has agreed to review the appeal of Luis Suarez's ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup Group D encounter with Italy.

If Suarez's appeal is successful, he would be able to play in Barcelona's opening match of the La Liga season versus Elche on August 25.

Staffordshire Police Investigating ‘Luis Suarez-Style’ Bite Incident In Queue For Nemesis At Alton Towers

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By Chris Wright

Staffordshire Police have confirmed that they are investigating what has been described as a "Luis Suarez-style" biting incident involving a teenage girl at Alton Towers theme park.

The bite reportedly took place in the queue for the Nemesis, which is just wonderful.

Sex toy store sells nipple clamps featuring Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

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Barcelona Starting To Make Luis Suarez Move

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So far they have made their moves via the press, but on Wednesday in London Barcelona are set to officially begin their bid to buy Luis Suarez when a club delegation meets Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre in London on Wednesday.

As usual, Barcelona have used the Spanish media to begin their tapping up process.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez apologises for his bite on Giorgio Chiellini

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‘Pwomise I’ll Never Bite Anyone Again’ – Luis Suarez Apologises To Giorgio Chiellini And The Entire Football Family…

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Luis Suarez Banned for Four Months Because of World Cup Bite

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The world of soccer/football is full of misbehaviour which often stems from gritty competitive spirit. In the midst of rough tackles, high elbows, and diving, there's a lengthy recorded history of spitting, headbutts, punches, along with an even longer list of insults which have been been thrown and received on the field.

Could FSG And Liverpool Sue FIFA Over Suarez Ban?

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Liverpool and their ownership group Fenway Sports are said to be working their way through the legal minefield of striker Luis Suarez's four-month ban from all football for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Liverpool have released a statement saying they will review FIFA's report before making a decision on their next course of action and that Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has been in regular contact with principal owner John Henry from the moment the Suarez incident happened on Tuesday evening.

USA advances to Round of 16, Union ready for Revs, more news

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FIFA Throws Book At Suarez And Uruguay

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Uruguay and Liverpool were both stunned today when FIFA announced that Luis Suarez had been suspended from all football-related activity for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

The Premier League's player of the year will miss the rest of the World Cup and well as at least the first nine games of the Premier League season plus three Champions League matches.