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Bayern Munich

Joker Thomas Mueller chats into passport to duck questions

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Berlin (AFP) Thomas Mueller put a bizarre new spin on an old trick by pretending his passport was a mobile phone to avoid questions when Bayern Munich returned from their winter training camp.

Bundesliga leaders Bayern arrived back into Munich on Wednesday after their eight-day camp in Doha with the German league to resume after the winter break on January 20.

Joker Thomas Mueller chats into passport to duck questions

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Berlin (AFP) Thomas Mueller put a bizarre new spin on an old trick by pretending his passport was a mobile phone to avoid questions when Bayern Munich returned from their winter training camp.

Bundesliga leaders Bayern arrived back into Munich on Wednesday after their eight-day camp in Doha with the German league to resume after the winter break on January 20.

Bayern Munich: Thomas Muller Uses ‘Phone’ To Dodge Past Journalists At The Airport (Video)

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Thomas Muller is a maverick, this we know.

And so, it should come as no surprise that Bayern Munich's very own "swan in ice-skates" has devised a fiendishly cunning method of glidingpast journalists at airports without being hassled...

❤ Thomas Müller pretending his passport is a phone to avoid the press.

Liverpool

Marko Grujic’s Father Hides His Passport In Desperate Attempt To Stop Red Star Youngster Joining Liverpool

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"I swear I've seen that bloody passport around here somewhere"

Having seen his son repeatedly linked with Liverpool in the past few weeks, the father of Red Star Belgrade prospect Marko Grujic has taken desperate measures to prevent his boy from "ruining" his career by moving to Anfield.

Indeed, Goran Grujic has admitted to hiding his son's passport in an attempt to stop him leaving Red Star, who he believes are surreptitiously coercing 19-year-old Marko into a transfer as they need the fee to help balance their books.

Liverpool target’s dad hides passport to block move

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Reported Liverpool transfer target Marko Grujic's dad has taken his passport to stop him being sold to the Reds. The Red Star Belgrade...

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US Under-17 star signs with Liverpool

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Soccer America reports that Liverpool has signed 17-year-old midfielder Marc Pelosi, who represented the USA at the 2011 Under-17 World Cup in Mexico, to its academy program.

Pelosi, who played for De Anza Force in the Bay Area, had a verbal commitment to attend UCLA. He got around the work permit requirements because he holds a German passport.

World Cup

FIFA Meetings Mean Start of WWC Is Close

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The U.S. U-20 WNT did not train today (although they did do some shopping and regen in the afternoon), but they did have the standard FIFA Arrival Meetings in which they are officially welcomed to the Women's World Cup and listened to presentations on various organizational issues, including medical and referees.

Canada Corner: De Guzman brothers keep CANMNT guessing on Jonathan

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By KURTIS LARSON

TORONTO -- Julian and Jonathan de Guzman are polarizing figures -– two of Canada's most gifted players who continue to pull Canadian supporters in opposite directions.

Following CONCACAF's second round of World Cup qualifying, Julian acknowledged that his brother, Jonathan, who is currently under contract with Spanish side Villarreal, was looking to take steps to become eligible for selection by head coach Stephen Hart and the Canadian national team.

Arsenal

Liverpool eye teenage Brazilian spotted in talent show

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According to Globoesporte, 15-year-old William McLaren (a nickname picked up because of his pace) could be on his way to Liverpool. The teenage midfielder was spotted after taking part in the Pnera – an online competition that allows young players to submit videos of themselves and the winner gets a trial at a top Brazilian club.

Arsenal making it difficult for Sociedad to buy Carlos Vela

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It seems that Arsene Wenger and Carlos Vela have never seen eye to eye since the Mexican international first arrived at Arsenal, and the French manager seemed to leave him out in the cold even when the Gunners were desperate for back up attackers. Does anyone remember the time Vela left his passport at ome [.

Arsenal defeat was an act of terror for me, Arsene

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It's not often that you get detained under the Terrorism Act following the Arsenal. Well, when I say not often it's probably leaning to never. Except yesterday after the Manchester City defeat. There I was minding my own business as I tried to exit the arrivals hall after my flight from Manchester to Southampton.

Arsenal defeat was an act of terror for me, Arsene

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It's not often that you get detained under the Terrorism Act following the Arsenal. Well, when I say not often it's probably leaning to never. Except yesterday after the Manchester City defeat. There I was minding my own business as I tried to exit the arrivals hall after my flight from Manchester to Southampton.

Arsenal defeat was an act of terror for me, Arsene

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It's not often that you get detained under the Terrorism Act following the Arsenal. Well, when I say not often it's probably leaning to never. Except yesterday after the Manchester City defeat. There I was minding my own business as I tried to exit the arrivals hall after my flight from Manchester to Southampton.

Arsenal defeat was an act of terror for me, Arsene

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It's not often that you get detained under the Terrorism Act following the Arsenal. Well, when I say not often it's probably leaning to never. Except yesterday after the Manchester City defeat. There I was minding my own business as I tried to exit the arrivals hall after my flight from Manchester to Southampton.

Marcelo

POTD : Brazil’s Football Team Arrives At Olympic Village

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The Selecao Olímpica arrived at the athletes village in London today and in typical Brazilian style, began to suss out the place. Defender Marcelo, who spotted the bar from miles away upon arrival, already knows where he'll be drinking this Friday... and it isn't going to be at the local pub!

5 Reasons Why Marcelo Is Not Another Roberto Carlos

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I was reading about Marcelo (current awful Real Madrid left back) and how his career started to rise with Fluminese and how he ended up at Real Madrid. To say the least, I was shocked to hear people like Maldini and Maradonna praising Marcelo and calling him Roberto Carlos's (a former great Real Madrid [.

popular club

Corinthians win first Copa Libertadores title with Emerson Sheik double

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Corinthians, Brazil's second most popular club, finished off Boca Juniors with a 2-0 win in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final to claim their first ever title in the competition (3-1 aggregate score). Brazilian-born, attempted Qatar international Emerson Sheik scored both goals for Corinthians within 20 minutes of each other in the second half.

Three Days Away

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The U.S. U-17 WNT had two trainings today, but both were reasonably light, as the team zeroes in on its CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship opener on May 3 against the Bahamas. The morning training was at the ground of C.S.D. Municipal, perhaps Guatemala's most popular club, and several of the Municipal players hung around for a few minutes after their training to watch the U.

Italy

Vidic Going Nowhere

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Nemanja Vidic's agent Silvano Martina has dismissed rumours coming from Italy that our captain is ready to move to Juventus when he recovers from his injury.

"Vidic is still out with a cruciate ligament injury," Silvano Martina told tuttomercatoweb.com. "A future in Italy? You have to consider that he has a non-EU passport and that would make it difficult for him to arrive in Serie A.

The Ever-So-Common Second Division Nat’l Team Call Up

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There are a number of ways to get called up to a historically prestigious national team, among them simply owning an Argentinean passport between the years 2008 and 2010. Not on that list is being a 29 year old defender for a minnow languishing near the bottom of Serie B. Typically, anyway, if things are being judged on merit.

Tim Ream

Ream to make gameday squad vs. Wigan

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Tim Ream returned to England earlier this week with all the necessary paperwork completed for him to suit up for Bolton Wanderers, and he might not have to wait long at all to make his debut.

Bolton manager Owen Coyle told reporters on Thursday morning that Ream, and two of the other club's recent acquisitions, will be on the gameday squad that will take on Wigan Athletic in a match with relegation implications on Saturday.

Report: Ream Moving To Bolton

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According to a flash report on the BBC Sport website, Tim Ream has received his work permit and will sign with Bolton Wanderers. Having no ancestral connection to allow for a passport, Ream needed to apply for a work permit. That procedure has hampered potential American moves in the past. New York had been preparing for Ream to be sold to Bolton.

Bolton Manager Owen Coyle Confirms Sebastien Le Toux Is On Trial

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Sebastien Le Toux will have a week to impress the Bolton Wanderer's coaching staff, according to manager Owen Coyle. The Scot confirmed reports out of the United States that Le Toux was on his way to Bolton on a trial ahead of a possible transfer.

"We have received good reports about Sebastian, so we thought we would give him an opportunity to come into the group," said Coyle.

Major League Soccer

Sebastien Le Toux on verge of Bolton transfer

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Fox Soccer is reporting that Union striker/top scorer/face-of-the-franchise/fan-favorite Sebastien Le Toux began training with the English Premier League's Bolton Wanderers ahead of a transfer that will be completed by the end of the week.

As of 12:40 PM, no sources have confirmed this news.

Sebastien Le Toux Being Sold? Bolton A Potential Landing Spot?

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Hard to believe it but the Philadelphia Union are close to selling their biggest star, Sebastien Le Toux.

The Philadelphia Union are preparing to sell star striker Sebastien LeToux to a European club. Story coming on Fox Soccer. #Wow38 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite@SoccerByIvesIves Galarcep

To further drive home the rumor, Le Toux tweeted the following:

On a jet plane to Englandabout 16 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite@SebastienLeTouxSebastien Le Toux

Ives later goes on to report that Bolton could be the landing spot for Le Toux.

Omar Gonzalez Takes Loan In Germany, George John Seeks Transfer

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George John could be on the move (again). (Getty Images)

A fun bit of news broke late yesterday evening. Two US National team defenders George John and Omar Gonzalez were said to be leaving the national team camp for "club-related matters". Naturally their two teams instantly sent out messages about those matters.

Making MLS a 'Hotbed' for Young International Experience

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Luis GilArticle by Pedro Gomes.
This morning began like any other for me. I started the ol' desktop, fired up the web browser and began to troll my usual soccer news sources with a cup of Joe in hand.
The first story that caught my eye was one out of England, which doesn't typically do it for me but this one had "U.

FC Dallas and Blackburn Agree To Transfer Deal For George John

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George John will take his talents to England. (Getty Images)

I really wanted to get to this yesterday since the player's agent actually contacted me about it. Ah never the less it was still reported well over at my other hub at BigDSoccer.com.

FC Dallas defender George John is on his way to Greece to pick up his Greek passport.

MLS and Blackburn agree on fee for John

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George John has moved a big step closer to a move to the English Premier League after Major League Soccer and Blackburn agreed on the fee for the standout centerback.

Here is my Fox Soccer story on the latest development's in Blackburn's move for John, who is on his way to Greece to secure his passport, which will help facilitate his transfer.

Europe

Report: Everton, Wigan eyeing John

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George John had to hold off on his dreams of a move to Europe this summer when a proposed transfer to Blackburn fell through in the final stages. Those events may ultimately lead John to wind up at a better club this winter, if reports are to be believed.

According to the UK Daily Mail, Everton and Wigan are both on the trail of the FC Dallas defender and are expected to make January bids for the big centerback.

Champions League? Overrated

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The boys done good, as the adage goes. It might have been a distinctly unexotic first step into Europe's junior competition yesterday evening, but they were steps plenty big enough for Jim Jefferies and his half-baked Jam Tarts. In fact, you might even say: we proved to be rather...sticky customers?

The Rest

PICTURE: De Gea makes fun of Rojo for passport mistake

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Manchester United flew out to Eindhoven today for their Champions League game against PSV. David de Gea was pictured at the airport showing off Marcos Rojo's passport, after the Argentinian missed out on the pre-season tour after failing to renew.

Eden Hazard missed Chelsea training after forgetting his passport

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard missed the training session that resulted in him being dropped for Wednesday's win over Schalke after forgetting his passport. The 22-year-old had returned to former club Lille for a reunion following the Blues' defeat to Newcastle on Saturday. He was due to return early on Monday and report for Blues training, [.

Why The Passport Check?

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Some folks on Twitter saw thephotos of the team passport checkthat took place this afternoon before training at Estadio Azteca and asked a simple question: Why do they do it?
It's also a simple answer. In order to be eligible to play for a country, you must be able to demonstrate that you are a citizen, and the only acceptable proof in this case is a passport.

Waiting for passport to be stamped and returned to kris boyd. Would have been nice to have him in...

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Waiting for passport to be stamped and returned to kris boyd. Would have been nice to have him in LA but process can take a while. Hopefully get everything finalized this week.

Tweets from Merritt concerning Kris Boyd's status.

England Euro 2012 team (probable)

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OTP gazes into its crystal ball to see who might take to the pitch to face France on June 11. 1. Shaka Hislop [Bloody Trinidad and Tobago] David James 2. Pascal Chimbonda [Passport TBC - but he's already played for two international teams so shouldn't be a problem] 3. Julian Dicks 4. Izzy Iriekpen 5.

Douglas and Gouweleeuw best players!

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Douglas

The first season's half of the Eredivisie resulted in an interesting list of top players in the AD ranking. Two central defenders, both with a Dutch passport, grabbed the first two spots.

Normally, it's the forwards who stand in the limelight with big name players like Wesley Sneijder, Jari Litmanen [read more]

Paris Saint-Germain Nike 2011/12 Home Jersey – Collector’s Edition

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French Ligue 1 title contenders and possible David Beckham destination Paris Saint-Germain has released a collectors edition of its Nike 2011/12 home kit. The limited edition jersey comes in a collectors case that also includes a 30 cm in diameter PSG emblem and a passport containing information regarding exclusive club events.

Ugly scenes: a bad day in the Conference North

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Remember, remember the fifth of November well, some Conference North fans would probably rather not remember a Saturday speckled with nasty incidents which hardly cover the league in glory.

Accusations of racist abuse on the field, alleged violence and a goalkeeper sent off for throwing a firework into a stand (no really) have left a grubby stain on the northern half of Step 2.

Salgado eyes Europe after securing Spanish passport

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With the MLS playoff race dominating the headlines in recent weeks, a bit of news slipped under the radar recently regarding one of the best young prospects in the league.

Omar Salgado recently celebrated his 18th birthday, and a week after that he scored the best present a young American soccer player could hope for.