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Champions League 2017/18: Spurs handed tough draw, Man City fans will be delighted

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The UEFA Champions League draw for the knockout rounds of the competition took place at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon earlier today.

The draw consisted of two seeding pots, one of which comprised of the group winners and the other of runners-up. No team is allowed to play a club from their group or any side from their own association in the knockout rounds.

Sunday European Rewind: Man City defeats Man United, Barcelona edges Villarreal, and more

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The 176th Manchester Derby took place on Sunday at Old Trafford as the Red Devils looked to remain in the hunt for top spot. Their opponents Manchester City, have rolled their way to an unbeaten start in league play and showed no signs of stopping on Sunday. Pep Guardiola's men used pair of goals, one in each half to down Jose Mourinho's side 2-1.

Saturday European Rewind: Juve draws Inter, West Ham upsets Chelsea, and more

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The premier match on Saturday in Europe saw two of Italy's historic clubs duke it out. Juventus welcomed league leaders Inter Milan to Turin as the two played out a 0-0 draw. The Old Lady had the bulk of the chances, creating eight shots on goal. The best effort fell to Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic who headed off the bar in first half stoppage time.

Footy on the Telly Dec. 8 – 15

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Antonio Conte on PSG shortlist to replace Unai Emery

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is one of the candidates shortlisted by Paris Saint-Germain to replace Unai Emery, as per reports in France.

The Parisians are nine points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table and have qualified for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League but several members of the squad have apparently shown their discontent with the way Emery has run the club so far.

Man City odds-on favourites to sign top class Liverpool target, star wants PL move

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Manchester City and Liverpool are interested in signing the highly talented Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri.

The 26-year-old was a target for Barcelona during the summer transfer window and it seems that the Premier League duo are looking to make a move for him now.

According to reports, Seri is open to a move to England.

Sunday European Rewind: Man City downs West Ham, Inter moves to first place, and more

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Manchester City had to dig deep for the second straight match, defeating West Ham 2-1 at the Etihad. Angelo Ogbonna's first-half header gave the Hammers a 1-0 lead going into halftime. Nicolas Otamendi bundled home City's equalizer from a cross to make it 1-1. David Silva's close range finish in the 83rd minute have Pep Guardiola's men another three points.

Saturday European Rewind: Man United downs Arsenal, Juventus tops Napoli, and more

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In preparation for next weekend's Manchester Derby, Manchester United downed Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates on Saturday. Jesse Lingard led the Red Devils with a brace while United moved to five points of their city rivals ahead of their match tomorrow. Antonio Valencia's opener came in the fourth minute as the Ecuadorian slotted home Paul Pogba's assist.

2018 World Cup: Group Stage Draw and Fixtures List

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The World Cup 2018 draw was conducted in Moscow earlier this evening and most of the big guns will be happy with their set of opponents in the group stages.

Defending champions Germany have been drawn alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in Group F.

Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate’s England will be delighted with their draw as well.

Footy on the Telly Dec. 1 – 8

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Wednesday European Rewind: Man City edges Southampton, Lille defeats Lyon, and more

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Manchester City used a 96th-minute winner from Raheem Sterling to down Southampton 2-1 at the Etihad. Oriel Romeu's smooth finish in the 75th-minute leveled the score for Saints who missed several good chances early. Kevin De Bruyne's opener came in the 47th-minute as the Belgian's cross beat Fraser Forster to the bottom-left corner.

Lorient keen to agree deal with Arsenal for £20m star

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According to The Sun, Lorient chairman Loic Fery has suggested Laurent Koscielny wants to leave Arsenal for a return to Ligue 1. This comes after the centre-back reaffirmed his desire to remain at the Emirates and fight through pain to prolong his playing career.

Fery claimed the Arsenal defender spoke to him in the English capital earlier this month and told him of his desired to bookend his career with his former club.

Tuesday European Rewind: Leicester edges Tottenham, Man United downs Watford, and more

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Leicester City looked like their 2015-16 form as they triumped 2-1 over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, both influential pieces in Leicester's title-winning campaign each netted goals at the King Power. Vardy's opener came in the 13th-minute as the forward chipped Hugo Lloris from a tough angle.

European Weekend Rewind: Chelsea draws Liverpool, Gladbach defeats Bayern, and more

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Two of the English Premier League's historic clubs took centerstage on Saturday as Liverpool faced Chelsea at Anfield. Despite several chances from each team, the sides had to share the points in a 1-1 draw. Mohamed Salah continued his dominant run, scoring Liverpool's opener after 65 minutes. The Egyptian finished off Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's assist for his 10th league goal of the campaign.

European Weekend Preview: Chelsea travels to Liverpool, Monaco hosts PSG, and more

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Following an action-packed week of UEFA Champions League matches, domestic action continues this weekend with some top matches taking centerstage. Two historic clubs in England's top-flight will duke it out in the race for the top four. Liverpool, coming off a 3-3 draw against Sevilla midweek, will welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Saturday.

Footy on the Telly Nov. 24 – Dec. 1

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Real Madrid Dominate UEFA Team Of Year Shortlist

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No surprise to see that the 50-man shortlist for UEFA's team of the year is dominated by players from La Liga and European champions Real Madrid, who boast 11 nominees, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who is included for a record 14th time. Italian champions Juventus, who were beaten by Real in the Champions League final last season, have the next most with seven.

Sunday European Rewind: Sampdoria shocks Juventus, Schalke defeats Hamburg, and more

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Sampdoria provided the shock of the weekend across European action, as the hosts downed Juventus 3-2 at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium. The hosts held on for three points in a second-half which saw a five goal explosion between both teams. Duvan Zapata's opener came in the 52nd-minute for Sampdoria, before Lucas Torreira doubled the lead after 71 minutes.

Saturday European Rewind: Arsenal edges Tottenham, Roma downs Lazio, and more

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European domestic action returned this weekend with several local derbies on tap for all. A North London Derby took place at the Emirates on Saturday with Arsenal defeating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0. The Gunners used a pair of first-half goals to down their rivals for a much-needed league win. Shkodran Mustafi headed in Arsenal's opener after 36 minutes, from a set piece situation.

European Weekend Preview: Atletico welcomes Real Madrid, Tottenham travels to Arsenal, and more

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After some thrilling World Cup Qualifying playoffs, domestic action returns in Europe this weekend with some top derbies on tap. The Madrid Derby takes place on Saturday as Atletico welcomes Real Madrid to Wanda Metropolitano in a battle of third vs. fourth. Atletico are unbeaten in their last eight matches across all competitions, but have drawn six of them.

Leicester eyeing former Premier League star, he would be sensational alongside Vardy

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Leicester City manager Claude Puel is interested in bringing Hatem Ben Arfa back to the Premier League.

According to Daily Mirror, Puel wants to strengthen his side during the January transfer window and a move for Ben Arfa could be on the cards.

The former Newcastle star has been frozen out of the first team at PSG and he would certainly welcome the chance to leave.

Southampton want former Man City forward in January, signing him will be a mistake

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Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino is looking to add goals to his side when the January transfer window opens and he has identified Stevan Jovetic as a target.

The former Manchester City player has failed to impress at Monaco so far and he could be allowed to leave for the right price.

Leicester leading the race for technically gifted attacker, Puel factor could help seal the deal

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PSG attacker Hatem Ben Arfa could be on the move during the January transfer window and it appears that Leicester City are leading the chase for him.

According to latest reports (via SportWitness), the former Newcastle United star is a target for Turkish giants Fenerbahce. However, they will have to compete with the Foxes for his services.

Sunday European Rewind: Chelsea downs Man United, Man City defeats Arsenal, and more

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Chelsea extended their current home unbeaten run against Manchester United to eight matches, defeating the Red Devils 1-0 on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte's side used a header from Alvaro Morata to claim all three points at home. The Spaniard headed home Cesar Azpilicueta's assist to the top right corner following a scoreless first half.

Footy On The Telly November 3-10

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With Premier League, Bundesliga, MLS Cup Playoffs and even NASL Championship, you could watch great footy from dawn to midnight this Sunday. Also this week: the FA Cup, Copa MX, Copa Argentina, a dash of WC 2018 Qualifiers, some notable Friendlies including USWNT, and League fixtures elsewhere.

Saturday European Rewind: Bayern downs Dortmund, Barcelona edges Sevilla, and more

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Bayern Munich continued their league dominance over Borussia Dortmund, defeating their opponents 3-1 on Saturday at Signal Iduna Park. Josef Heynckes' side cruised their way to three points as three different players got on the scoresheet for the visitors. Arjen Robben opened the scoring in the 16th-minute as he slotted home with his usual left foot.

European Weekend Preview: Chelsea hosts Man United, Bayern travels to Dortmund, and more

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This weekend may be the final action before an international break, but that does not mean the top competition takes a break. Chelsea faces Manchester United in the top fixture across Europe with both teams looking to remain in the league title race. Manchester United sits in second place with 23 points, while Chelsea is in fourth on 19 points.

Sunday European Rewind: Girona shocks Real Madrid, Leicester downs Everton, and more

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Defending La Liga winners Real Madrid suffered their second shock of the season, falling 2-1 at Girona on Sunday. Despite having an early lead on the road, Zinedine Zidane's men saw a pair of second-half goals by the hosts down them for their second loss of the year. Isco opened the scoring in the 12th-minute which saw Los Blancos up at halftime.

Saturday European Rewind: Man United edges Tottenham, Bayern defeats Leipzig, and more.

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Two of the Premier League's heavyweights duked it out at Old Trafford on Saturday as Manchester United faced Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Mourinho's men used an 81st-minute winner from Anthony Martial to snatch the three points at home. Martial slotted home Romelu Lukaku's through-ball past Hugo Lloris, which was all the Red Devils needed to stay in second place.

European Weekend Preview: Man United hosts Tottenham, Juventus travel to AC Milan, and more

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Following midweek cup and league action in several of Europe's top leagues, this weekend features plenty of top league fixtures to take in. The top fixture comes from Old Trafford as Manchester United welcome Tottenham Hotspur to town. Something will have to give in this match as both teams sit on 20 points with an equal 6-1-2 record.

Football Manager 2018 Beta: Activation, Latest features and Pre-order links

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The Football Manager 2018 early access Beta is now available to play for users who have pre-ordered the game. The full version of the game is set to launch on the 10th of November.

People with access to the Beta version can now begin their FM18 careers two weeks in advance. Although the Beta version comes with limited features, the fans will be delighted with the fact that they can now start their single-player career modes.

Sunday European Rewind: Tottenham thumps Liverpool, Marseille draws PSG, and more

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A pair of English Premier League title hopefuls duked it out at Wembley Stadium on Sunday as Tottenham hosted Liverpool. Both teams came into this match off of strong performances in the Champions League midweek, but Tottenham rolled their way to a 4-1 victory on Sunday against the Reds. Harry Kane led the way with a brace while Dele Alli and Son-Heung Min also got on the scoresheet for the winners.

Footy on the telly: October 20-27

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It's a Week O'Cups: FIFA U-17 World Cup; England's League Cup; France's Coupe de la Ligue; Germany's DFB Pokal; South America's Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana; the KNVB Beker; Spain's Copa del Rey. Also, a USWNT Friendly, and the Union's Grand Finale.


Pies’ Christmas Football Gift Guide, No.3: Official Lyon Toaster That ‘Cheers’ When Your Toast Pops Up (Video Evidence)

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It's that time of year again, when Pies offer you all a timely assist with the oft-perilous task of purchasing Christmas presents for that football-obsessed maniac in your life.

Now, we've seen plenty of club-themed toasters in the past, with German teams such as Hannover, Borussia Dortmund, Hertha Berlin and St.

Ligue 1: Hundreds Of Lyon Supporters Hold Shirts Aloft In Unison As Tribute To Nabil Fekir And His Riot-Inducing Derby Goal Celebration (Video)

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It looks like Nabil Fekir has earned himself instant cult hero status at Lyon thanks to his little riot-instigating goal celebration stunt against rivals Saint Etienne earlier this month.

On a choppy old derby night at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, the Lyon winger reacted to the incessant booing of the home fans by celebrating his side's fifth goal (in a 5-0 rollicking) in defiant fashion.

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Neymar broke down in tears as he tried to stop Paris Saint-Germain move

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Brazil superstar Neymar Jr cried twice during negotiations between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, as per reports in Spain.

Apparently, Neymar had second thoughts about moving to Ligue 1 and tried to stop the deal from going through by pleading with Barca chief Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Footy On The Telly Nov. 10-17

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Special Road Trip Note For Advance Planners - US Open Cup, Round 3: 11/18 @8:00pm Lansdowne Bhoys FC (NY) vs Junior Lone Star U23s (PA) Tibbetts Brooke Park; Yonkers, N.Y. 11/19 @1:00om Christos FC (MD) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (PA) Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, Md. And now, back to our regularly scheduled Footy, coming to you at a couch near you:


UEFA: Patrice Evra Banned For Seven Months And Given €10,000 Fine For Kicking Marseille Fan Dans La Tête

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UEFA have ordained that Patrice Evra will be banned from taking part in their matches for seven months as punishment for kicking a Marseille fan in the head a week or so ago.

Evra became embroiled in a pitchside confrontation with the supporter before Marseille'sEuropa League game against Vitoria Guimaeres on 1st November a skirmish that concluded swiftly when the veteran full-back lashed out with a high boot.

‘We Have Informed Him Of His Layoff’ – Marseille Terminate Patrice Evra’s Contract For Kicking Out At Fan Before Europa League Tie

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Marseille have terminated Patrice Evra's contract with immediate effect after the veteran left-back clashed with fans before Thursday night's Europa League game against Vitoria Guimaeres.

After being taunted from the terraces during the warm-up, Evra eventually confronted the fan and aimed a kick at his head, promptly becoming the first player in Europa League history to be sent-off before the start of a game.

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Reports: Leicester City Approached Claudio Ranieri To Return As Manager Eight Months After Sacking Him

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Reports are emanating in the Italian press that after dismissing Craig Shakespeare earlier this month, Leicester City went cap in hand back to Claudio Ranieri and asked him if he'd like to manage them again, eight months after sacking him nine months after winning the Premier League title.