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Euro 2017: Netherlands Women Win First-Ever Major Title After 4-2 Win Over Denmark (Video)

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The Netherlands Women won their first-ever major title after an entertaining 4-2 win against Denmark in front of a sold-out28,182 crowd in Enschede.

Denmark opened the scoring after just six minutes, with Nadia Nadim converting a penalty afterSanne Troelsgaard was fouled in the box.

African Champions League: Ziri Hammar Scores Long-Range Rocket From Incredible Angle As Algers Beat CAPS Utd (Video)

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While European football concerns itself with the usual comings and goings of the summer transfer window,the Confederation of Africa Football Champions League is well under way, with the groups stages almost complete.

In a Group B clash betweenAlger (from Algeria unsurprisingly) and Zimbabwean side CAPS United, attacking midfielder Ziri Hammar lived up to his name by netting a thunderous effort just before the break.

Back To The Future: Match Ball Portuguese Cup Final Delivered To Referee By Man On Hoverboard (Video)

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Benfica secured the double in Portugal on Sunday, courtesy of a 2-1 cup final victory overGuimaraes at the National Stadium.

The game was preceded by an incredibly over the top spectacle which saw the match ball arriving from the skies via a man on a hover-board...

This is how they gave the ball to the ref in today's Portuguese cup final pic.

World Cup: Stoke Schemer Joe Allen Nets Stunner For Wales v Austria (Video)

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After scoring in his last two appearances for Stoke City, ex-Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has done it again, powering home a superb effort during Wales' World Cup qualifier away to Austria.

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On 22 minutes, a Gareth Bale centre eventually found its way to Chris Gunter in the Austrian box, and when the Reading defender nodded the ball back, Allen was there to power home a tremendous left-footed effort.

Capital One Cup: Man Utd Youngster Andreas Pereira Bags Classy Free-Kick v Ipswich (Video)

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French wonderkid Anthony Martial has been grabbing all the headlines lately at Old Trafford, but in Tuesday night's League Cup clash with Ipswich Townat Old Trafford, Manchester United youngsterAndreas Pereira made his mark courtesy of a superb free-kick.

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The Red Devils were already a goal up against Mich McCarthy's Tractor Boysside when the Belgium-born Brazilian midfielderPereira lined up a free-kick outside the box.

Spanish Winger Jesus Navas Joins Man City: A Godsend For Headline Writers

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By Alan Duffy

In the first big juicy Premier League transfer of the summer, speedy Spanish wingman Jesus Navas has decided to leave sunny Sevilla for the less balmy Manchester.

The 27-year-old international flyer will cost the Citizens £17million+ and will add a fresh and fleet-footed threat out wide for City, who look certain to sign up coach Manuel Pellegrini in the near future.

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Serie A: Stephan El Shaarawy Bemused As Feyenoord Fans Troll Roma Forward

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Roma attacker Stephan El Shaarawy has found himself on the end of some rather strange online trolling from Feyenoord fans.

The Italian international has been left rather bemused by the plethora of messages he has received 'welcoming' him to Feyenoord, even though he has no plans to join the Dutch club.

UEFA: Joe Allen, Gareth Bale And Aaron Ramsey Nominated For Team Of The Year But No Englishmen Included

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UEFA have released their list of 40 nominees for the 2016 Team of the Season, with Wales rewarded for their super Euro 2016 campaign by snaffling three inclusions, courtesy of Joe Allen, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.

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England's dismal failure in the competition means that they miss out completely on the list, although the exclusion of Leicester City hitman Jamie Vardy is a bit of a surprise after his goals fired the Foxes to an unlikely Premier League title.

Derby Drama: Ramsey And Kane Score Crackers As Tottenham And Arsenal Battle To Dramatic 2-2 Draw (Video)

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This was always going to be a momentous clash and boy, did it live up to the pre-game hype, with Tottenham and Arsenal producing an action-packed affair.

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The hosts got off to the better start, but found David Ospina (in for the injured Petr Cech) in fine form. Then, on 39 minutes, the Gunners took the lead, with Aaron Ramsey delightfully flicking home after good work from Danny Welbeck and Hector Bellerin.

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Man Utd: Star-Studded Michael Carrick Testimonial To Feature Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard And Michael Owen

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Michael Carrick is to be given a testimonial by Manchester United to reward him for his 11 years with the club.

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The game, which will be played at Old Trafford, willfeature aManchester United 2008 XI which will feature the likes ofEdwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

Football Vine: Robin Van Persie Nets First Goal For Fenerbahce, Heads Home Late Winner vs Atromitos

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Robin Van Persie's new career in Turkey has started slowly, with the Dutchman hampered by injury since his summer move from Manchester United to Fenerbahce.

However, the 32-year-old striker finally broke his duck for the Turkish giants on Thursday night, scoring the only goal of the game against Greek side Atromitos in the Europa League Play-Offs.

Transfer Balls: Chelsea Fixed On Falcao, Man Utd Splurge £30million On Felipe Anderson, Everton Pick Up Podolski

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By Alan Duffy

Transfer Balls: Rounding up the day's football tittle-tattle so you don't have to...

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Chelsea Fix On Falcao

A rumour which has been rumbling on for a quite a while, Falcao's move to Chelsea looks to be actually happening.

Transfer Balls: Man Utd Sweet On Schweinsteiger, Lamela The Fella For Juventus, Liverpool’s Lucas Eyed By Inter

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By Alan Duffy

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United Schweet On Schweini

World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger is a target for Man Utd, according to the Express.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Opens Second, Much Bigger Museum Devoted To Himself In His Hometown

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Today is a glorious day, for Cristiano Ronaldo has blessed the people of his hometown with yet another holy site for them to worship his mere existence.

Ronaldo first opened a CR7-themed museum dedicated to himself in Funchal, the capital of Madeira, back in 2013.

Since then, hundreds of fans have made the pilgrimage, with the humble shrine barely able to cope with the footfall.

Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben And Cristiano Ronaldo Shortlisted For UEFA Player Of The Year Gong

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By Alan Duffy

How many bloody awards are there these days in football!? Well, UEFA's dismally named "Best Player In Europe Award" for 2014 has thrown up the trio of World Cup winning sweeper-keeper Manuel Neuer, World Cup diver Arjen Robbenand World Cup flopping muscle-Mary Cristiano Ronaldo as the players shortlisted for the award this year.

Snapshot: Registration Documents Show Real Madrid Could Have Signed Neymar For Just €60,000 In 2006

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By Chris Wright

Spanish newspaper AS have uncovered a document that shows that a 14-year-old Neymar was actually registered with Real Madrid for a short period following a successful trial back at their Castilla academy back in March of 2006 and that the club passed up on signing him to a full contract as they deemed the €60,000 asking price too dear.

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Premier League Publish List Of Released Players, Including Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry And Arsenal Megastar Nicklas Bendtner

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By Alan Duffy

Take a look at the list of Premier League players deemed surplus to requirements by their respective clubs this summer here. There are some mighty fine names on the list, with the Brazil-bound Frank Lampard one of the biggest following Chelsea's decision to release the veteran midfielder.

Crawley Town Fan Banned For ‘Winding Up’ Crystal Palace Boss Ian Holloway

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By Alan Duffy

Never short of a cheeky word or two himself, Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway recently found himself on the receiving end of some fan abuse at a friendly away at Crawley Town.

According to the Brighton & Hove Argus, Red Devils' fan Paul Prendergast spent most of Staurday's friendly hurling abuse at Holloway from the stand behind the dugouts, with the Eagles' boss eventually losing patience with the Crawley fan.

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Samuel Eto’o Makes Absurd €100,000 Wager With Disgruntled Antalyaspor Fan

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Having struggled to win over the fans atAntalyaspor since his arrival last year, Samuel Eto'o has decided to front up and put his money where his mouth is.

Indeed, the 35-year-old striker has made aconsiderablewager with a disgruntledfan that the team will finish in the Top 10 of the Turkish Super Lig this season.

Shahdagh Qusar FK: Azerbaijan Club Accuse ’23-Year-Old’ Nigerian Striker Of Actually Being Older Than Their Coach

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Azerbaijani club Shahdagh Qusar FK have had the astonishing front to accuse youngVictor Emenayo, above, of being a full 17 years older than it says on his passport.

The Nigerian, who claims to be 23, only recently made his debut for Qusar but the club are now preparing to drag him front of FIFA after alleging that he may may have falsified his age.

ADO Den Haag Supporters Encouraged To Throw Cuddly Toys At Feyenoord Fans (In The Name Of Charity)

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ADO Den Haag fans are being actively encouraged to pelttheir opposing fans from the upper tiers when their sidetravels to take on Feyenoord in the Eredivisie this coming weekend.

According to Goal, the away fans are being asked to take cuddly toys with them to the game and throw them down to a group of patients from a local children's hospital who will be sat in the lower bough of the stand beneath them.

Reports: Burger King Offer Zenit St. Petersburg £5.5m To Change Their Name To ‘Zenit Burger King’

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As if proof were needed that commercialism is rampant in football these days, Zenit St. Petersburg have supposedly been offered millions of dollars to officially change their team name.

**UPDATE: Pies' Russian sources are telling us that this story is actually a joke and the letter below is an elaborate hoax.

Baggy Trousers: Canadian TV Pundits Pay Tribute To Gabor Kiraly’s Magnificent Grey Sweatpants (Photo)

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Gabor Kiraly is a bit of a character. The chunky 40-year-old, who became the oldest player ever to play in a Euro finals competition this month has enjoyed a fine career, lining out for the likes of Hertha Berlin, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Burnley.

Famed for donning ill-fitting, baggy grey sweatpants when he plays, Kiraly's iconic style choices have now resonated on the other side of the Atlantic.

Porto’s Celestial New Away Kit Is Inspired By A Distant Constellation Of Stars (Video)

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While Porto's new home shirt (above) is a perfectly handsome striped affair, it's thePortuguese club'snew away kit that has most definitely caught our eye.

The change strip is part of New Balance's spanking fresh 'Outro Nivel' ('Another Level') kit line and, as well as being a dark and moody little number, also features a design inspired by a distant constellation of stars.

Premier League 2016/17 Fixtures Released: Leicester To Begin Title Defence In Sunny Hull

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The fixtures for the 2016/17 Premier League have been released this morning

It's all subject to change on the whim of the television broadcasters so don't get too attached to who;s playing who when, but so far the opening day of the campaign (13th August) will look like this...

Bournemouth v Manchester United

Arsenal v Liverpool

Burnley v Swansea City

Chelsea v West Ham

Crystal Palace v West Brom

Everton v Tottenham

Hull City v Leicester City

Manchester City v Sunderland

Middlesbrough v Stoke City

Southampton v Watford

Leicester getting to gettheir big title defence under way in sunny Hull.

Leicester City Confirm Andrea Bocelli Will Perform Before Next Game After Promising Claudio Ranieri He Would

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Leicester City have confirmed that Andrea Bocelli will sing for the King Power crowd before this weekend's game against Everton.

According to the club's official website, the world-renowned Italian tenorwill entertain the crowd with performances of two of his operatic staples, 'Nessun Dorma' and 'Con te Patiro' (Time To Say Goodbye).

Eric Cantona Reveals His One Regret About Kung-Fu Kicking That Gobby Crystal Palace Fan – ‘I Should Have Hit Him Harder’

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Eric Cantona has revealed that he does harbour one major regret about the infamous incident at Selhurst Park in 1995wherein he almost kickeda Crystal Palace fan'stête clean off his épaules.

Looking back, hewishes he'd actually knockedthe little gobshite's block off.

Snapshot: ‘Scouse Cafu’ Jon Flanagan Returns For Liverpool vs Exeter After 619 Days Out Injured…

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619 days after his last appearance for Liverpool, the 'Scouse Cafu' Jon Flanagan returned to first team action on Wednesday night at Anfield, with the 23-year-old making a sub appearance in the Reds' comfortable 3-0 FA Cup win against Exeter.

The full-back, who was famously lauded by Brazilian legend Cafu, underwent not one but two operations on his knee since last playing for the Merseysiders back in May 2014.

Scottish Prem: Celtic Score Five Goals in 34 Minutes vs Hamilton, Win 8-1 (Video)

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Without Rangers to give them a run for their money, Celtic's dominance of the Scottish top-flight makes for a rather uninteresting spectacle. However, on Tuesday night, the Bhoys gave their fans something to cheer about with an eight-goal thrashing of Hamilton Academical at Celtic Park.

Goals fromMikael Lustig, Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic put the hosts 3-0 up within the first 10 minutes, before a brace from Leigh Griffiths, on 22 and 34 minutes, gave the Hoops a 5-0 halftime lead.

‘Napoli Boss Maurizio Sarri Is A Racist’ – Inter Manager Roberto Mancini Angry After Coppa Italia Bust-Up

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Tuesday night's Coppa Italia quarter-final between Serie A giants Inter Milan and Napoli ended in a 2-0 vicotyr for the Nerazzurri. However, the real story of the night happened on the sidelines, with Inter boss Roberto Mancini accusing his counterpartMaurizio Sarri of spouting racist and homophobic abuse during the game.

Pies Would Like To Wish You All A Very Merry Christmas!

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On behalf of everybody at Pies (not to mention our good friends Chris and Paul here), here's wishing you all our readers a very merrynon-denominational, all-inclusive holiday festive period.

Who loves ya? We loves ya.

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Just so you're aware, Pies will be powering down slightly for a couple of days to recharge our batteries a little/drink the pain away.

Snapshot: Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Plays Beach Football With Christian Karembeu In Rio

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By Alan Duffy

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to be enjoying himself in Brazil in between commentating for French TV. The 64-year-old even went down to the beach in Rio to play a bit of football with none other than 1998 World Cup winner Christian Karembeu. Looks like Arsene still has dem skillz.

Europa League: Valencia Stage Mighty Comeback While Benfica, Juventus And Sevilla All Reach Last Four (Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

Valencia's incredible comeback was the most dramatic game of the last night's Europa League quarter-final action. 3-0 down against handy Swiss side Basel from the first leg, the once great La Liga club fought back to win 5-0 in extra-time, with Basel seeing two men sent off. What drama!

Prodigious Kid On FC Koln’s Under-9 Books Scores Awesome ‘Double Pirouette’ Solo Goal (Video)

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By Chris Wright

His name isRonay Arabaci, he's eight-years-old, he's on FC Koln's books, he has his awesome Zidane-esque goals set to what sounds suspiciously like Enya and he's already probably twice as good at this football malarkey than you'll ever be the prodigious little turdbag.

Leyton Orient Blame FIFA 14 Release For Slump, Ban Players From Playing Game On Matchdays

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By Chris Wright

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Noticing a direct correlation between the team's recent slump in form and the release date of FIFA 14, Leyton Orient have banned their players from playing the game on match-days in a bid to improve their focus.

Snapshot: Hello, I’m Pele And I’ll Be Your Sandwich Artist Today…

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By Chris Wright

In case you were wondering, Pele is Subway's newglobal brand ambassador. Don't hate, a fella's gotta keep himself in Schwarzkopf somehow.

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Lillestrom Fans Accuse Valerenga Ultras Of ‘Beheading’ Statue Of Club Legend Tom Lund

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By Chris Wright

SIMPSONS DID IT

Lillestrom fans are up in arms today after a photo of the statue of club legend Tom Lund which sits at the entrance to their stadium circulated showing that Lund had been "decapitated" by unknown vandals under the cover of darkness last night.