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Messi, Aguero, Dybala headline Argentina World Cup squad

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Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria headline the 23-man Argentina squad named on Monday by coach Jorge Sampaiolo ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia.

Just eight players from the Argentina World Cup team that lost in the 2014 World Cup final were chosen again, among them Gonzalo Higuain and captain Javier Mascherano.

Football Art: Argentinian Youth Team Unveil Spectacular ‘Sistine Chapel’ Ceiling Mural Featuring Maradona As God And Messi As Adam (Photo & Video)

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A youth football club in Buenos Aires have unveiled a spectacular new artwork that adorns the entire ceiling of their indoor sports hall.

Club Sportivo Pereyra commissioned local artist Santiago Barbeito to recreate Leonardo Da Vinci's famous Sistine Chapel fresco in their gynasium, replacing God and Adam with Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi respectively.

Argentina: Lionel Messi Pays Surprise Visit To Man City Academy Under-7 And Under-8 Teams (Photos)

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With Argentina in town to play Italy in a friendly at the Etihad on Friday night, Lionel Messi took time out from his pre-match preparations to make a group of young kids' day.

After training at the Etihad Campus, Sergio Aguero escorted Messi to the indoor facility, where the five-time Ballon d'Or winner met and posed for photos with City's Under-7 and Under-8 academy teams.

Chelsea Make Laughable 63m Bid For Mauro Icardi

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Chelsea have made the first move to sign in-demand Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.

The 25-year-old Inter captain is a target for a number of Europe's top clubs, including Real Madrid, after scoring 22 goals in 26 appearances for the Serie A side this season.

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Premier League winners City soak up fans’ adulation in victory parade

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An estimated 100,000 Manchester City supporters filled the sun-kissed streets of the city to hail their team as they paraded the English Premier League trophy on Monday.

The victorious squad and manager Pep Guardiola were driven through the streets in an open-top bus to celebrate a historic season filled with record-breaking achievements.

Premier League winners City soak up fans’ adulation in victory parade

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An estimated 100,000 Manchester City supporters filled the sun-kissed streets of the city to hail their team as they paraded the English Premier League trophy on Monday.

The victorious squad and manager Pep Guardiola were driven through the streets in an open-top bus to celebrate a historic season filled with record-breaking achievements.

Title winners City soak up fans’ adulation in victory parade

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An estimated 100,000 Manchester City supporters filled the sun-kissed streets of the city to hail their team as they paraded the English Premier League trophy on Monday.

The victorious squad and manager Pep Guardiola were driven through the streets in an open-top bus to celebrate a historic season filled with record-breaking achievements.

Title winners City soak up fans’ adulation in victory parade

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An estimated 100,000 Manchester City supporters filled the sun-kissed streets of the city to hail their team as they paraded the English Premier League trophy on Monday.

The victorious squad and manager Pep Guardiola were driven through the streets in an open-top bus to celebrate a historic season filled with record-breaking achievements.

Guardiola hopes Aguero stays at City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola does not want Sergio Aguero to leave Manchester City and has told the Argentina striker he can remain with the Premier League champions for as long as he wants.

Reports from Spain suggest Aguero’s former club Atletico Madrid are keen to re-sign him before next season.

Guardiola hopes Aguero stays at City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola does not want Sergio Aguero to leave Manchester City and has told the Argentina striker he can remain with the Premier League champions for as long as he wants.

Reports from Spain suggest Aguero’s former club Atletico Madrid are keen to re-sign him before next season.

Aguero’s club season over: Man City boss Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Argentine international Sergio Aguero’s club season is over following a minor knee operation, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Guardiola, whose side secured the Premier League title last Sunday, said he would be sidelined for four to five weeks at his press conference.

Aguero’s club season over: Man City boss Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Argentine international Sergio Aguero’s club season is over following a minor knee operation, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

Guardiola, whose side secured the Premier League title last Sunday, said he would be sidelined for four to five weeks at his press conference.

De Bruyne in as Man City dominate Premier League team of the year

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London (AFP) – Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.

Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, midfielder David Silva and striker Sergio Aguero were also named in the XI.

Guardiola unsure over length of Aguero injury absence

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted he does not know how long he will be without star striker Sergio Aguero.

Aguero will miss City’s trip to Tottenham on Saturday after a challenge by Ashley Young in last weekend’s Manchester derby aggravated a problem in his knee.

Guardiola unsure over length of Aguero injury absence

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted he does not know how long he will be without star striker Sergio Aguero.

Aguero will miss City’s trip to Tottenham on Saturday after a challenge by Ashley Young in last weekend’s Manchester derby aggravated a problem in his knee.

All-rounder Aguero better than ever for Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero’s next goal will his 200th for Manchester City, but it is the Argentine’s willingness to do much more than just score that has won the confidence of his manager Pep Guardiola.

The Catalan embraced Aguero in a bear hug as he left the pitch having run himself into the ground in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Chelsea, which edged City to within four wins of the Premier League title.

All-rounder Aguero better than ever for Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero’s next goal will his 200th for Manchester City, but it is the Argentine’s willingness to do much more than just score that has won the confidence of his manager Pep Guardiola.

The Catalan embraced Aguero in a bear hug as he left the pitch having run himself into the ground in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Chelsea, which edged City to within four wins of the Premier League title.

Sky’s the limit for Pep’s Manchester City slickers

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s League Cup triumph against Arsenal could usher in an era of dominance for Manchester City but he had three veterans to thank for a comprehensive win at Wembley.

City were not at their best in a scrappy first half on a bitingly cold February day on Sunday, failing to hit the exalted heights of their football earlier this season.

Sky’s the limit for Pep’s Manchester City slickers

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s League Cup triumph against Arsenal could usher in an era of dominance for Manchester City but he had three veterans to thank for a comprehensive win at Wembley.

City were not at their best in a scrappy first half on a bitingly cold February day on Sunday, failing to hit the exalted heights of their football earlier this season.

Victory is for Man City, not me, says Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insisted his first trophy in English football was due to the skill and dedication of his players rather than his coaching magic touch after Sunday’s 3-0 romp past Arsenal in the League Cup final.

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time.

Victory is for Man City, not me, says Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insisted his first trophy in English football was due to the skill and dedication of his players rather than his coaching magic touch after Sunday’s 3-0 romp past Arsenal in the League Cup final.

Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time.

Manchester City beat sorry Arsenal 3-0 to win League Cup

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London (AFP) – Manchester City won the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era on Sunday, brushing Arsenal aside 3-0 in the League Cup final with the help of an old-fashioned route-one goal from Sergio Aguero.

It was an impressive statement of intent from Guardiola’s team at Wembley after a shock FA Cup defeat to lowly Wigan last week ended their bid for an unprecedented quadruple.

Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-0 to win League Cup

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London (AFP) – Manchester City won the first trophy of the Pep Guardiola era on Sunday, thumping a disappointing Arsenal 3-0 in the League Cup final at Wembley.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring and the Premier League leaders scored twice more in a dominant second-half display through Vincent Kompany and David Silva.

Man City have no time to brood on Wigan FA Cup shock

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London (AFP) – Manchester City’s quest for a historic quadruple is over after a shock FA Cup defeat to Wigan but there is little time to lick their wounds with the League Cup final against Arsenal looming.

Pep Guardiola’s City face Arsene Wenger’s Gunners in Sunday’s Wembley showpiece, trying to win the first trophy of the Guardiola era, with Premier League glory looking certain barring a unforeseen disaster.

FA expected to act after Aguero tangles with Wigan fans

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Wigan (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The Football Association are likely to launch an investigation into Wigan and Manchester City after Sergio Aguero was forced to defend himself at the end of a turbulent fifth round FA Cup tie at the DW Stadium.

Will Grigg’s late winning goal saw League One Wigan defeat Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders in an ill-tempered game that boiled over on the final whistle.

FA expected to act after Aguero tangles with Wigan fans

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Wigan (United Kingdom) (AFP) – The Football Association are likely to launch an investigation into Wigan and Manchester City after Sergio Aguero was forced to defend himself at the end of a turbulent fifth round FA Cup tie at the DW Stadium.

Will Grigg’s late winning goal saw League One Wigan defeat Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders in an ill-tempered game that boiled over on the final whistle.

Wigan end Man City quadruple bid with Cup shock

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Wigan (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola’s quest to win an unprecedented quadruple with Manchester City came to a stunning and controversial end when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at third-tier Wigan in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday.

In an uncanny repeat of the 2013 FA Cup final, in which City had a player sent off before losing to a late Wigan winner, Guardiola’s side had Fabian Delph dismissed amid stormy scenes before Will Grigg’s 79th-minute goal decided the game.

Gundogan shines as Manchester City run riot at Basel

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Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Ilkay Gundogan dazzled with two goals in Manchester City’s 4-0 romp at FC Basel on Tuesday to leave the Premier League leaders on the verge of the Champions League quarter-finals.

Pep Guardiola’s side effectively settled the last 16 tie after just 23 minutes by racing into a 3-0 lead at Basel’s Sankt Jakob Park.

Klopp grateful for ‘fantastic’ Firmino, Salah

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp backed Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino’s cases for player of the year honours after they each bagged a goal and an assist to ensure an easy 2-0 win for Liverpool at Southampton.

Salah teed up Firmino to open the scoring with his 20th goal of the season after just six minutes, before the Brazilian returned the favour with a stunning backheeled pass for Salah to slot home just before half-time.

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Man City Celebrate Premier League Title Win By Projecting Giant Images Of Players In Their Various Hometowns (Video)

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As well as all the boisterous rumpus at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon, Man City also did something rather special to celebrate winning the 2017/18 Premier League title at a canter.

To mark the achievement of Pep Guardiola's squad, City rigged up projectors around the world to beam giant images of their players in all of their various hometowns from Sao Paulo to Bradford.

Hard To Disagree: No Less Than Five Man City Players Get The Nod As PFA Name 2017/18 Team Of The Year (Photo)

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There is it. The PFA Team of the Year for 2018, brought to us in conjunction with Panini stickers.

Quite honestly, it's difficult to pick fault with any of the selections, though the crowbarring of players into a contrived formation still baffles us. Why not just pick the 11 best players, regardless of position?

Snapshot: Man City Crowned 2018 Carabao Cup Winners After Pitiful Arsenal No-Show Final At Wembley…

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Arsenal graciously decided to no-show the 2018 Carabao Cup Final to hand Pep Guardiola his first trophy as Man City manager.

City were barely forced to get out of second gear on their way to a 3-0 victory at Wembley, with goals from the old guard Sergio Aguero (his first in a cup final), Vincent Kompany and David Silva (his first ever goal in the League Cup sealing the deal against minimal resistance.

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Wednesday Kickoff: Aguero unlikely to be fit by World Cup, Neymar ready for Russia and more

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The World Cup is coming into focus for several big stars.

Argentina Football Association doctor Homero D'Agostino says he does not expect Sergio Aguero to be fit for the start of the World Cup. (REPORT)

Neymar says he expects to be "better than I was before" by the start of the World Cup after missing extended time due to foot injury.

Monday Ticker: Salah, Aguero train ahead of UCL clash; Japan fires coach ahead of World Cup and more

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With the UEFA Champions League looming, two stars are in full training despite injury issues.

Mohammed Salah trained with the Liverpool first team on Monday ahead of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League match against Manchester City. (REPORT)

Following a hard foul from Ashley Young over the weekend, Sergio Aguero also trained as normal ahead of the match against Liverpool.

Manchester City could agree part-ex deal worth £88m with Atletico Madrid for £192k-per-week star

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According to Diario Gol, Manchester City are considering a part-exchange deal with Atletico Madrid for Antoine Griezmann. Sergio Aguero could be used as a makeweight as a result of his injury problems and advancing age, let alone his ties to the Spanish club.

The 29-year-old joined City from Atleti in 2011 and has gone on to score and create 257 goals in 290 games.

Manchester City or Chelsea could agree £65.4m deal with Real Madrid for £75k-per-week ‘Mallorcan’

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According to Diario Gol, Real Madrid attacking-midfielder Marco Asensio is considering his future at the Santiago Bernabéu due to a lack of playing time under head coach Zinedine Zidane.

Manchester City and Chelsea are keen on the £75k-per-week ‘Mallorcan’ and could meet his £65.4m valuation to land his signature.

Shkodran Mustafi says Arsenal don’t need ‘outsiders’ to highlight recent falterings

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Manchester City plan £150m + Sergio Aguero bid for Chelsea’s £200k-per-week star

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According to the Daily Star, Manchester City are considering a club record bid of £150m to sign Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, which greatly surpasses Aymeric Laporte’s £57m move. City’s all-time top goalscorer Sergio Aguero could also be part of the deal.

Despite Pep Guardiola’s side being 16 points clear atop of the Premier League table, having scored 79 goals in 27 games, the Star believe City are still looking to strengthen their attack and would be happy using Aguero as a makeweight to get a deal done.

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Atlanta United expectations at a fever pitch for second season in MLS

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As a huge fan of European soccer, I usually stray away from watching the MLS because the difference in quality is so noticeably vast. However, this year I’ll be making an exception by trying to tune in to watch as many Atlanta United games as I possibly can.

Last year, Atlanta United became the third-ever MLS expansion team to qualify for the playoffs in their inaugural season.

Romance Of The FA Cup: Wigan Knock Man City Out On Aggro-Fuelled Night At DW Stadium (Photos & Video)

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Pep Guardiola's aspirations of winning a third career quadruple came to a shuddering halt in Wigan (of all places) last night, as a single goal from Will Grigg was enough to send all-powerful Man City floundering out of the FA Cup at the fifth-round stage.

However, the shock scoreline was just the tip of the iceberg on what proved to be an aggro-fuelled night at the DW Stadium.