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Turns Out Neymar Refused To Swap Shirts With Celtic Youngster Anthony Ralston For A Very Good Reason

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Neymar got himself in a bit of pickle after PSG walloped Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday when the Brazilian super-duper-star appeared to snub a handshake request from his man-marker on the night, young defender Anthony Ralston.

The pair had gone tit for tat all match, and the perceived acrimony intensified when Neymar also refused to swap shirts with the 18-year-old, who was making only the sixth senior appearance of his professional career.

‘I Won’t Lose Any Sleep Over It’ – Celtic Youngster Anthony Ralston Not Really Arsed About Neymar Handshake Snub

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He may only be 18-years old, but Celtic defender Anthony Ralston has proved his isn't remotely phased at having to deal with the uppity antics of the world's most expensive player.

Something of a surprise selection ahead of Celtic's Champions League opener against PSG, Ralston on only his sixth full professional start was then also given the unenviable job of man-marking Neymar.

Sao Paulo’s Lucas Moura Joins PSG After Leonardo The ‘Player Whisperer’ Steps In and Bonus Carnaval Candids!

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So after days of intense talks, Sao Paulo's Lucas Moura spotted looking bored out of his mind at Salvador's Carnaval in February this year is joining the magnifique Paris-Saint Germain project! Indeed, Leonardo's true purpose at the club has finally been revealed.

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Chandler cites schedule and travel as reasons for latest USMNT snub

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There was yet another turn in the Timmy Chandler-U.S. men's national team saga on Monday, but it is not one unfamiliar to American soccer fans.

According to a German report, Chandler was called up for the United States' Wednesday friendly against Mexico at Azteca Stadium but he passed on the opportunity due to the scheduling and 'strenous' travel that would have been required.

USMNT 2012: Klinsmann Calls 21 To Face Italy, No Revs Involved

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JÏ‹rgen Klinsmann has chosen 21 players to represent the United States against Italy on February 29th in Genoa. After putting together a squad that consisted mostly of U.S.-based players in January, Klinsi is clearly taking a different approach for this match, with just four MLS players in the team this time around.

Who was the biggest USA roster snub?

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It happens every time the U.S. national team releases a roster for a friendly or meaningful game. Fans and pundits clamor that a certain player or certain players who didn't make the cut deserved the call-up.

Thursday's roster release for the November friendlies against France and Slovenia was accompanied with a similar reaction.

LA Galaxy

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho angered at David Beckam’s absence from Olympics football

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It was all going so well for Team GB and Stuart Pearce in the football Olympics. With the seemingly inevitable shot at glory around the corner a chance to upset the Brazilians in the semi-final there was a real possibility that the David Beckham selection saga may have had a metaphorical pillow firmly [.

Beckham Hits Back at Olympic Snub with Trademark Free-kick

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David Beckham hit back at his Olympic snub the only way he knows how last night. Smashing one of his trademark free-kicks into the top corner for LA Galaxy, however it wasn't enough as San Jose came from 3-1 down to claim the Californian Classico in awesome fashion.

No Olympics for Galaxy's Beckham

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Quite a shock since I figured as long as David Beckham still has two legs he would be picked even in a figurehead role, like the Queen. I'll see what David Beckham has to say out at Galaxy practice this morning. [View the story "Reaction to Beckham's Olympic snub" on

MLS Cup: Gonzalez focused on cup, not caps, as Galaxy's defensive leader

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By JOSE M. ROMERO

The big man in the middle has quietly become a star for the Los Angeles Galaxy, but there's one more thing for standout centerback Omar Gonzalez to achieve this season to go with his Defender of the Year and Best XI honors.

He needs to win the MLS Cup.

Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand tells friends England snub is ‘morally very suspect’

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This article titled "Rio Ferdinand tells friends England snub is 'morally very suspect'" was written by David Hytner, for The Guardian on Monday 4th June 2012 21.45 UTC

Roy Hodgson was under mounting pressure to justify the omission of Rio Ferdinand from his England squad after the Manchester United central defender told friends he considered the decision to be "morally very suspect" and fears increased about its capacity to unsettle the team ahead of Euro 2012.

Musket Rounds: Revs vs. Fire, USMNT, Feilhaber, Alston, And More

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I'm at work and I'm running short on time, so no filler to be had here.

Revolution Links

Feilhaber Finds His Form - New England Soccer Today
Benny Feilhaber collected his first goal and assist in Saturday's win over Chicago. Julian Cardillo talked to Benny and to Jay Heaps about how important getting on the scoresheet was for the creative midfielder.

OW: Iker Muniain As Bart Simpson, Messi’s Baby Rumours, Park Ji-Sung In Thailand, The Rooneys In Vegas, Irina Shayk

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Welcome to Offbeat Wednesday, our Weekly Special on the Lighter Side of the Game! This week, read about Iker Muniain's Comparison to Bart Simpson, Leo Messi's Baby Rumours, The Rooneys' Las Vegas Holiday, Irina Shayk and Park Ji Sung!

Man United's Park Ji-Sung and Rio Ferdinand (who'll now have a pretty enjoyable, 'England-free' summer, no thanks to Roy Hodgson) were both in Thailand today to play a charity match called the 'Asian Dream Cup 2012′, in aid of Ji-Sung's foundation.

RoM Reaction To “The Handshake”

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The fuss about handshakes is all the rage at the moment, after the FA cancelled the pre-match handshake between Chelsea and QPR following rumours that Anton Ferdinand's teammates would all be willing the snub John Terry's hand.

Last weekend we had more fuss, with speculation then suggesting that Rio Ferdinand wouldn't shake Terry's hand in support of his brother.

Manchester United 2, Liverpool 1: A Lack of Class

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United 2: Rooney 47′ 49′
Liverpool 1: Suarez 80′

United get a deserved victory on the strength of a Wayne Rooney brace, taking advantage of a lifeless performance in the second half from a Liverpool side that were wholly disappointing. Given the occasion and atmosphere you'd have expected Liverpool to at least show up, but on the day they lacked any sense of urgency, purpose or desire.

Liverpool

De Boer Turns Down Liverpool

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Ajax boss Frank de Boer has ruled himself out of the running to take over as Liverpool manager, insisting he wants to stay in Amsterdam.
De Boer has been linked with the vacant Anfield job following Kenny Dalglish's sacking last week after a disappointing season culminated in the Reds' worst league finish for 18 years.

Hodgson For England Job

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In an amazing snub of fan favorite Harry Redknapp, the English F.A. are getting set to name West Brom boss Roy Hodgson as England's new national team manager.

The FA revealed on Sunday evening that it had been granted permission by West Bromwich Albion to hold talks with their boss Hodgson.

Roy Hodgson To Be The New England Manager

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In an amazing snub of fan favorite Harry Redknapp, the English F.A. are getting set to name West Brom boss Roy Hodgson as England's new national team manager.

The FA revealed on Sunday evening that it had been granted permission by West Bromwich Albion to hold talks with their boss Hodgson.

Noticias : Mario Balotelli Gatecrashes Inter Milan, Liverpool’s Henderson Cracks Up At ‘Carragher’

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We all know that there's nothing Mario Balotelli enjoys more than stealing the thunder. And he did just that at Inter's unveiling of their new coach, Andrea Stramaccioni in Milan yesterday. Thank God Ranieri has finally left and taken his raincoat with him- even if some of you Interistis believe he should've brought Diego Forlan on the way out!

Monday Kickoff: Suarez issues apology, McCarthy sacked by Wolves and more

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

The fallout and reaction from Luis Suarez' handshake snub of Patrice Evra continues a couple of days after the latest incident between the Liverpool striker and Manchester United fullback.

Suarez issued a brief written apology for not shaking Patrice Evra's hand prior to Liverpool's loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, but lingering tensions between the two camps makes it unlikely that the situation is anything close to being put in the past.

Evra snub: King Kenny, Suarez issue statements of contrition

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Liverpool's management had seen and heard enough. Kenny Dalglish's head in the sand post match interview coming on the heels of Luis Suarez's dastardly snub of Patrice Evra's handshake were considered damaging enough for their MD, Ian Ayre, to come out condemning their striker.

In particular, Suarez's promise to shake hands with Evra made earlier in the week and then reneging caused much anger.

Lazar Markovic Delivers Liverpool Snub By Revealing Chelsea Dream

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Partizan Belgrade starlet Lazar Markovic has delivered a snub to Liverpool by revealing his ‘dream' move would be to their Premier League rivals Chelsea.
The 17-year-old striker is being followed by a host of clubs across the world, and is largely recognised as one of the most exciting young prospects in Europe.

Liverpool Face Fight With Sevilla In Race For Dutch Sensation

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Liverpool are set to rival La Liga outfit Sevilla in the hunt for FC Twente sensation Ola John, after stepping up their scouting of the Dutch Under-21 international.
John has emerged as one of the Eredivisie's rising stars after a whirlwind 18 months which has seen him make his first-team debut and snub moves to both Manchester United and Arsenal.

Parker not taking England place for granted after World Cup snub

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Parker not taking England place for granted after World Cup snub

"In one way, I have to pinch myself that I am going out to represent my country," said the Spurs midfielder

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FIFA poppy ban: David Cameron happy to defy ban

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FIFA poppy ban: David Cameron happy to defy ban

David Cameron has paved the way for England's footballers to deliver a huge snub to FIFA and wear poppies against Spain on Saturday.

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Micah Richards reveals Fabio Capello snub disappointment on Twitter

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Micah Richards reveals Fabio Capello snub disappointment on Twitter

Manchester City defender Micah Richards refused to hide his disappointment on social networking site Twitter after suffering another snub from England manager Fabio Capello.

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Micah Richards reveals England snub disappointment on Twitter

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Micah Richards reveals England snub disappointment on Twitter

Manchester City defender Micah Richards refused to hide his disappointment on social networking site Twitter after suffering another snub from England manager Fabio Capello.

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English Premier League

Shearer surprise at Torres pen snub

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Alan Shearer has described Fernando Torres' decision to turn down the chance to take a penalty for Chelsea against Birmingham on Tuesday as ‘baffling'.
The £50million Spaniard has endured a torrid year since his mega money move from Liverpool.
He has scored just five goals in 50 appearances and is without a strike for 23 games.

Just When You Think Football Has Hit Rock Bottom Something Magical Like This Happens

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While most of the soccer world were talking and cascading about Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's snub to Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in a season marred by racism not only in the EPL but across Europe, there was something magical about to happen in Gabon as rank outsiders Zambia took on the might of Ivory Coast in the African Nations Cup final.

Who makes your 2011 Team of the Year?

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French publication L'Equipe named its 2011 Team of the Year recently, and as you might expect, Barcelona dominated the selections with six players on the team.

LIonel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo headline the squad, which includes a total of eight players from La Liga and two players from the English Premier League.

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Kop That: A Day In Tweets…

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  • Kop That: 'Comparisons with Barcelona's Lionel Messi are embarrassing' Liverpool's Luis Suarez http://t.co/IrvmvcIQ 23:24:58, 2011-11-13
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Kop That: A Day In Tweets…

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  • Kop That: Exclusive: Downing determined to be a key man at Euros http://t.co/aDsKFzcu 23:08:53, 2011-11-07
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Micah Richards Disappointed At Three Lions Snub, Tweets His Feelings

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By Alan Duffy


Surely Manchester City's Micah Richards deserved his place in the latest England squad? The defender has been in superb form for the Citizens, already chalking up five assists in City's almost flawless league campaign so far.

The Rest

Heart-Breaking Scenes As ‘Gladbach Captain Lars Stindl Snubs Handshake With Young Mascot (Video)

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Thousands of hearts were shattered in the lead-up to last night's DFB Pokal game between Borussia Monchengladbach and Hamburg when a young mascot was left hanging for all to see.

Gladbach captain Lars Stindl was the guilty party, shaking hands with the match officials before cruelly snubbing the extendedarm of one of the young player escorts stood between them.

A look at Chandler's latest USMNT snub

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For the second straight summer, the U.S. Men's national team will be playing important games, and for the second straight summer Timmy Chandler has passed on the chance to play in those important games.

Chandler's decision to stay home rather than take part in the USA's World Cup qualifiers this summer rang alarm bells in American soccer circles for a variety of reasons.

Scott Parker Named As England Captain For Holland Friendly

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By Chris Wright

There you go, the wait is over. After teasing us by delaying the announcement until the day of the game, Stuart Pearce has just announced that Scott Parker is to captain England against Holland at Wembley tonight which is, I think I'm right in saying, the first time a Tibetan Fox will have skippered the national side.

Tevez: Ferguson The Best Manager

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Speaking to Fox Sports Latin America, Carlos Tevez has today revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson is the best manager he has played for, as well as former Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa.

"I know Ferguson really doesn't want to lose this title race," said Tevez. "I think Ferguson and Bielsa are the best managers.