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Indian Super League

Football: ISL, seeking Indian ‘magic’, sheds foreign stars

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New Delhi (AFP) – The Indian Super League has slashed the number of high-earning foreign stars for its new season starting Friday but foreign coaches, including ex-England heroes Teddy Sheringham and Steve Coppell, will be in charge of every team.

Indian fans have been used to seeing the likes of Italy’s Alessandro Del Piero, French striker Nicolas Anelka, and Argentine Diego Forlan during the ISL’s first three seasons.

Football: ISL, seeking Indian ‘magic’, sheds foreign stars

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New Delhi (AFP) – The Indian Super League has slashed the number of high-earning foreign stars for its new season starting Friday but foreign coaches, including ex-England heroes Teddy Sheringham and Steve Coppell, will be in charge of every team.

Indian fans have been used to seeing the likes of Italy’s Alessandro Del Piero, French striker Nicolas Anelka, and Argentine Diego Forlan during the ISL’s first three seasons.

Indian Super League soccer games now available legally in USA via NGSN

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NGSN, the relatively new legal soccer streaming service in the United States, has added the Indian Super League to its growing portfolio of soccer leagues and competitions.

The league is now accessible to soccer fans in the United States who want to watch live and on-demand games from the league that features an array of stars and well-known coaches.

Indian Super League soccer games now available legally in USA via NGSN

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NGSN, the relatively new legal soccer streaming service in the United States, has added the Indian Super League to its growing portfolio of soccer leagues and competitions.

The league is now accessible to soccer fans in the United States who want to watch live and on-demand games from the league that features an array of stars and well-known coaches.

Sulky Arse: Nicolas Anelka Joins Mumbai City, Issues Truly Awe-Inspiring Battle Cry

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By Chris Wright

"Pah, I care not for your peasant sport"

Having left West Brom under something of an anti-semitic cloud back in March, Nicolas Anelka has finally found himself fresh employment having signed a short-term deal to join Mumbai City FC in the new Indian Super League until the short league season ends at Christmas.

France

Monaco: Kylian Mbappe Unwittingly Reignites Long Dormant Feud Between Nicolas Anelka And Raymond Domenech

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Kylian Mbappe, Monaco's wunderkind du jour,sent yet another record tumbling at the weekendby scoring what proved to be the winning goal against Lyon.

As a result, Mbappe became the youngest player this century (18 years, 124 days) to reach 14 league goals in one of Europe's so-called 'top five' leagues, thus breakingWayne Rooney's record.

Postcards From Yesteryear: France 2-1 Portugal, Euro 2000 – Zinedine Zidane (Or How To Keep Calm In The Eye Of A Storm)

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20 for 20: Twenty games that define Arsene Wenger’s 20 years at Arsenal

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What were you doing this time 20 years ago? Chances are your life has undergone a number of changes in that time. Maybe you grew up, left school, did a variety of odd jobs, got a degree, got married,...

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The Greatest Teams: Chelsea FC 2004-2006

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Chelsea FC (4-3-3) Cech, Ferreira, Carvalho, Terry, Gallas, Makelele, Essien/Tiago, Lampard, Robben, Duff, Drogba/Gudjohnsen

Jose Mourinho made his name by winning the 2004 Champions League with FC Porto. The next step in his career would come at Chelsea, where he would win various domestic crowns, creating the greatest team in the club's history.

The Greatest Teams: Chelsea FC 2004-2006

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Chelsea FC (4-3-3) Cech, Ferreira, Carvalho, Terry, Gallas, Makelele, Essien/Tiago, Lampard, Robben, Duff, Drogba/Gudjohnsen

Jose Mourinho made his name by winning the 2004 Champions League with FC Porto. The next step in his career would come at Chelsea, where he would win various domestic crowns, creating the greatest team in the club's history.

Mesut Özil Will Spark A New Era At Arsenal Football Club

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In David Winner's excellent book entitled Brilliant Orange, he included a quote from Dutch sculptor Jeroen Henneman:

"When Bergkamp was playing with Nicolas Anelka, Anelka would be covered, like this, by two men. So Bergkamp would give a very beautiful curved pass forward and a little to the side.

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Anelka in ‘Django Unchained’ dig at Thuram

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Paris (AFP) Nicolas Anelka has launched a scathing attack on his fellow former France international Lilian Thuram by comparing him to Samuel L Jackson's character in the violent Quentin Tarantino film "Django Unchained".

On his public Facebook page, Anelka posted a photo of Thuram on top of one of Jackson playing the character Stephen in the 2012 film.

Anelka in ‘Django Unchained’ dig at Thuram

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Paris (AFP) Nicolas Anelka has launched a scathing attack on his fellow former France international Lilian Thuram by comparing him to Samuel L Jackson's character in the violent Quentin Tarantino film "Django Unchained".

On his public Facebook page, Anelka posted a photo of Thuram on top of one of Jackson playing the character Stephen in the 2012 film.

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Vidic: We beat Chelsea in ‘the United way’

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Nemanja Vidic, who joined Manchester United from Spartak Moscow in 2006, has reflected on the best day of his career, when we beat Chelsea to win the Champions League in 2008.

Moscow was the highlight of my career. To win the European Cup in a city where I'd lived, in the stadium where I played and against our biggest rivals at the time could not be bettered.

Rio: I was next in line to take a penalty in Moscow

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Rio Ferdinand was on the Clare Balding show and has talked about the night in Moscow when we beat Chelsea in the European Cup final.

Following missed penalties from Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry, the shoot-out went in to sudden death. Ryan Giggs, on the night be broke Sir Bobby Charlton's appearance record, slotted away his penalty, before Nicolas Anelka stepped up.

Manchester United’s Champions League finals

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Another Champions League season group stage gets underway this evening. Premier League champions Manchester United are at home to Bayer Leverkusen. The German side beat United in the 2002 Champions League semi-final, and David Moyes will be hoping they don't cause any such problems as he attempts to make his first Champions League campaign a [.

West Bromwich Albion

What to Expect From Nicolas Anelka at Brazilian Club Atlético-MG

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Earlier today, Atlético-MG President Alexandre Kalil announced the signing of free agent Nicolas Anelka, who recently had his contract terminated at West Bromwich Albion of the Premier League.

Anelka é do Galo.

- Alexandre Kalil (@alexandrekalil) April 6, 2014

A little less than a month after the Frenchman's dishonorable departure from West Brom, Anelka knew that it was time for move to a more exotic location.

The Anelka sacking and why he deserved it

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If you follow football, which in all fairness you should do if you are on this website, you may have heard about the Nicolas Anelka sacking over at West Bromwich Albion for gross misconduct. He was not actually sacked immediately after the ‘quenelle' gesture he made after scoring against West Ham. It was his unprofessional [.

Thursday Kickoff: Neymar scores hat-trick in Brazil win; Anelka won’t appeal FA decision; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Brazilian fans should be brimming with confidence about their national team heading into the 2014 World Cup.

Playing at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, the site of the 2010 World Cup final, Brazil routed South Africa, 5-0, in the final friendly match before the World Cup rosters will be announced.

Nicolas Anelka Banned For 5 Matches For Quenelle Gesture

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West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has been banned for five matches and fined £80,000 after a hearing by an independent panel ruled that there was a racist element to his Quenelle gesture he made after scoring a goal against West Ham United.

In addition to the ban and fine, Anelkahas also been ordered to complete a compulsory education course.

With Nicolas Anelka Facing a 5-Match Ban, West Brom Need a New Striker

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Pepe Mel's West Brom debut as manager was solid if unspectacular. The Baggies drew 1-1 with Everton at the Hawthorns Monday night in a match that was more entertaining than one may have expected before the match.

The Spanish manager got a positive reception from the home crowd as he made his entrance to the pitch right before kickoff.

Tuesday Kickoff: Anelka charged by FA; Man United want Cavani; and more

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Nicolas Anelka is no stranger to controversy, but his latest actions could cost him a lengthy period on the sidelines.

The West Bromwich Albion forward is facing a minimum five-match ban after being charged by the FA with violating "FARuleE3[1]," which states that Anelka made a "gesture which was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper.

FA Charge Nicolas Anelka Over ‘Quenelle’ Goal Celebration, Striker Faces Minimum Five-Game Suspension

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By Chris Wright

It's taken them a while to get there (a "longer time than desirable" as far as Kick It Out are concerned) but the FA have finally brought charges against West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka for his controversial 'quenelle' goal celebration against West Ham back on December 28th.

Nicolas Anelka, The Quenelle, Gestures & Words

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It was a tense and nervy evening at The Hawthorns tonight, as West Bromwich Albion and Everton played out a one-all draw that did neither too many favours in this year's Premier League. Everton missed out on the chance to leapfrog back over Tottenham Hotspur and into fifth place in the table, whilst West Bromwich Albion rose to thirteenth place in the table but remain just four points above the relegation places in what has become an extremely congested bottom half of the league table.

West Bromwich Albion vs Everton, Premier League Gameweek 22: Open Thread

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West Bromwich Albion manager Pepe Mel will make his debut today as the new boss in charge of the Baggies. However, the match has already been clouded in controversy after the club's shirt sponsor threatened to axe their deal with the club if striker Nicolas Anelka was included in tonight's squad. And he has.

Zoopla Terminate West Brom Shirt Sponsorship Deal Over Nicolas Anelka’s Controversial ‘Quenelle’ Gesture

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By Chris Wright

Property search website Zoopla have announced that they are planning to pull the plug on their sponsorship deal with West Brom amid the controversy whipped up by Nicolas Anelka's "quenelle" goal celebration against West Ham at the arse-end of December.

Anelka apparently deployed the quenelle gesture (described as an 'inverted Nazi salute' in some quarters) as a show of solidarity for his friend, comedianDieudonne M'Bala, who is in the process of being prosecuted for anti-semitism by the French government though M'Bala's supporters claim that he is merely being pilloried by the French authorities for his aggressive anti-government material.

Shirt Sponsor Threatens to Axe West Brom Deal Over Nicolas Anelka Salute: Daily Soccer Report

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West Bromwich Albion's shirt sponsor has threatened to immediately axe their deal with the club if Nicolas Anelka plays against Everton on Monday night, according to a report by industry publication MarketingWeek.

The initial controversy erupted after Anelka made the salute, which is a reverse Nazi symbol, in the match against West Ham United.

Nicolas Anelka Goal Celebration Ignites Controversy Due to Alleged Anti-Semitic Gesture

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West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka scored two vital goals against West Ham United today, but one of his goal celebrations has ignited a storm of controversy in France, claiming the celebration was anti-semitic.

French journalistPhilippe Auclair explained:

"[There's a] big storm brewing in France about Anelka's 'celebration' of his first goal [against West Ham] with a to say the least- [very] controversial gesture.

French striker’s future in question after agent death

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The future of French striker Nicolas Anelka is being questioned by several media sources following the surprise announcement of the death of his agent,Eric Manasse. Anelka was granted a leave of absence by West Bromwich Albion yesterday, but the Daily Express has gone one step further and reported that the striker has cleaned out his locker at the Hawthornes and is considering retiring from the sport altogether.

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka excused from Everton match on ‘compassionate grounds’

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West Brom have confirmed that veteran striker Nicolas Anelka has been excused from this weekend's game against Everton for compassionate reasons. A statement on the club's website reads: "West Bromwich Albion can confirm that Nicolas Anelka will not be involved in Saturday's game at Everton. "The club have excused the striker from club duty on [.

West Brom Grant Nicolas Anelka Compassionate Leave After Death Of His Agent

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By Chris Wright

Nicolas Anelka has reportedly left West Brom just 49 days after signing a one-year deal at the Hawthorns.

It is being said that Anelka, 34, had a meeting with club's technical director Richard Garlick at West Brom's training ground this morning in which the two parties agreed to nullify his contract and that the French striker was last seasonpacking his bags and leaving the premises.

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Nicolas Anelka sacked by West Brom

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West Brom have sacked Nicolas Anelka for 'gross misconduct' after he announced he was leaving the club on Twitter. In a bit of a bizarre 'no, we broke up with you first' situation, the Baggies released a statement saying that Anelka's decision to quit was not legally sound and they have now sacked him instead.

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka charged over ‘quenelle’ gesture in West Ham game

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Nicolas Anelka has been charged by the FA over his controversial 'quenelle' salute following his goal against West Ham last month. The West Brom forward faces a minimum five-match ban if he is found guilty of "a gesture which was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper" aggravated by reports that "it included a reference [.

West Brom Sponsors Take Stance On Nicolas Anelka’s “Quenelle” Celebration

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While The FA appears clueless about how to handle Nicolas Anelka's "quenelle" celebration, West Brom sponsor Zoopla have announced they are ending their sponsorship with the club at the end of the season.

The property website, co-owned by Jewish businessman Alex Chesterman, is the club's main sponsor and they have announced that they will pull the plug on their sponsorship if Anelka continues to play.

Transfer Window Review: West Brom

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Here's Stephane Sessegnon with his new no.29 shirt! Tweet us your welcome messages for Stephane. #transferdeadlineday pic.twitter.com/AmHySzZyeF WBAFCofficial (@WBAFCofficial) September 2, 2013 Five word review: Baggies just lacking a Lukaku. In: Stephane Sessegnon (Sunderland, £6m), Victor Anichebe (Everton, £6m), Nicolas Anelka (Shanghai Shenhua, Free), Lee Camp (Norwich, Free), Diego Lugano (Paris St-Germain, Free), Goran [.

West Brom vs Swansea Projected Lineups feature Sinclair and Bony

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West Brom are expected to welcome back Nicolas Anelka as the forward returns from compassionate leave while former Swansea winger, Scott Sinclair will look to return to his old club with a positive performance.

Swansea will hope that the pairing of Wilfried Bony and Michu can wield the high powered potency that all the critics have discussed since the form Vitesse forwards arrival.

Everton vs West Brom Projected Starting 11’s include Coleman and Sinclair

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West Bromwich Albion made a major move this week in wrapping up the loan signing of Scott Sinclair from Manchester City. The former Swansea starlet is expected to see his first action for Steve Clark this weekend and will be a great addition to their attack.

Likewise another loan signing in the form of Matej Vydra from Udinese is also believed to be ready to take his bow for the club as summer addition Nicolas Anelka will be excused on compassionate leave after the mysterious death of his agent.

Everton vs West Brom Players to Watch Include Barkley and Sinclair

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Everton look to secure a full three points in their opening home match of the new campaign at Goodison Park this weekend. The Toffees host West Brom a week after both sides failed to achieve full points from their opening day matches.

Roberto Martinez is expected to go with a heavily unchanged side while Steve Clark is pegged to start multiple fresh faces after his loss of summer strike signing Nicolas Anelka to compassionate leave for several days.

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On This Day In 2008: Nicolas Anelka Makes Chelsea Debut, His Eighth Club In 14 Years

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Nicolas Anelka had already been around the block a few times by the time he made his Chelsea debut as a 58th minute substitute against Tottenham on this very day back in 2008.

The Blues had paid £15million for the forward who had previously declared, after he left Arsenal in a huff in 1999, that he was finished with English football.

Hack says DP option possible, Perez update, Reading United name new coach, more news

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John Hackworth on the Union's offseason approach to bolstering the roster. Latest on Pablo Perez. Reading United name new head coach. More news.