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Sporting Lisbon’s New Away Kit Features Covert Messages In Both Braille And Morse Code (Photo)

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Sporting Libson (or Sporting Clube de Portugal if you'd prefer) have unveiled a couple of new shirts for 2017/18, and one comes with a rather unique feature.

Suppliers Macron have incorporated a special message into the away jerseys, which first and foremost features a motto stamped in Braille under the club crest.

Rock The Cradle: Bebeto’s Son, As Welcomed Into The World At USA ’94, Has Just Signed For Sporting Lisbon (Photo)

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Romario, Mazinho and new father Bebeto "rock the cradle" at the 1994 World Cup (Photo: PA)

In what is certain to come as alarming news for footballs fans of a certain age, the newbornbaby that Bebeto welcomed into the world at the 1994 World Cup is now a mature and fully functioning adult.

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Arsenal bid £70m for William Carvalho and Gelson Martins

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Arsenal have lodged a £70m bid for Sporting Lisbon pair William Carvalho and Gelson Martins, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola. The Gunners...

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Wandering Hands: Sporting Lisbon B Substitute Manages To Concede Penalty While Warming Up Behind Goal (Video)

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Poor old Budag Nasirov somehow managed the extraordinary feat of both conceding a penalty and getting himselfbooked over15 minutes before he came on as a substitute during Sporting Lisbon B's recent Segunda Liga tie against Academica.

Bizarrely, the 20-year-old Azerbaijaniwas warming-up behind the Sporting goal when he was penalised for handling a wayward cross before it had gone fully out of touch.

Sporting Lisbon Fined £650 After Rowdy Fans Throw Packet Of Beans At Opposing Goalkeeper

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In what surely must be unprecedented, Sporting Lisbon have been fined after their fans hurled a bag of beans at their opponent's goalkeeper.

According to O Jogo, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have beenstung after a packet of lupini beans were thrown in the direction of Maritimo 'keeper Charles during the 2-2 draw between the two teams on Saturday.

Os Belenenses

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Clube de Futebol Os Belenenses are very much Lisbon's third team after the big two of Benfica and Sporting.



Founded in 1919, Os Belenenses play their home games at the 19,000 capacity Estádio do Restelo in Belem in the west of the Portuguese capital, where crowds average a lowly 1,500 unless one of the big three Portuguese clubs, Benfica, Sporting or Porto, are in town.

The #JF70 Class of 2017 – Top 10 best young players to watch in Portugal Primeira Liga in 2016/17

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Portugal’s Sa Pinto named coach of Standard Liege football club

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Brussels (AFP) – Former Portuguese international Ricardo Sa Pinto, 44, has been named as the new coach of Standard Liege, the Belgian giants announced on Sunday.

Sa Pinto played for Standard towards the end of his playing career. Last season, he coached Greek outfit Atromitos, while he previously coached Sporting Lisbon amongst others.

Glasgow Rangers confirm Caixinha as new boss

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish giants Rangers confirmed the appointment of Pedro Caixinha as their new manager on Saturday.

Caixinha arrived at Glasgow Airport on a flight from Dubai at midday on Saturday and his move to Ibrox was officially announced just hours later.

The 46-year-old Portuguese coach has agreed a three-year contract and will be tasked with ending Celtic’s long reign as Scotland’s preeminent force.

Out of favour Markovic sent on loan to Hull by Liverpool

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) Serbian international winger Lazar Markovic has been sent straight back out on loan to Premier League strugglers Hull on Monday by rivals Liverpool after a spell at Sporting Lisbon was cut short.

The 22-year-old who has joined until the end of the season returned to Liverpool after all three parties agreed it was best to bring his year long loan to Sporting to a premature end.

Out of favour Markovic sent on loan to Hull by Liverpool

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) Serbian international winger Lazar Markovic has been sent straight back out on loan to Premier League strugglers Hull on Monday by rivals Liverpool after a spell at Sporting Lisbon was cut short.

The 22-year-old who has joined until the end of the season returned to Liverpool after all three parties agreed it was best to bring his year long loan to Sporting to a premature end.

Bale suffers ankle injury in Real win

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Lisbon (AFP) Real Madrid suffered a huge injury scare just 11 days before facing Barcelona in La Liga as Gareth Bale hobbled off with a right ankle injury in the European champions 2-1 win at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Bale has been in supreme form in recent weeks having tied his future to the European champions with a bumper contract extension to 2022.

Bale suffers ankle injury in Real win

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Lisbon (AFP) Real Madrid suffered a huge injury scare just 11 days before facing Barcelona in La Liga as Gareth Bale hobbled off with a right ankle injury in the European champions 2-1 win at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Bale has been in supreme form in recent weeks having tied his future to the European champions with a bumper contract extension to 2022.

Real Madrid strike late to progress on Ronaldo’s homecoming

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Lisbon (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo was lauded like a king of his return to where his career began at Sporting Lisbon, but Real Madrid showed no mercy in booking their place in the knockout stages for a 20th consecutive season with a 2-1 win on Wednesday.

However, victory came at a cost for the European champions as Gareth Bale limped off just before the hour mark with an ankle injury just 11 days before Real travel to face Barcelona in El Clasico.

Real Madrid’s Bale forced off with ankle injury

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Lisbon (AFP) Real Madrid suffered a huge injury scare just 11 days before facing Barcelona as Gareth Bale hobbled off with a right ankle injury just under an hour into their Champions League clash at Sporting Lisbon.

Bale has been in supreme form in recent weeks having tied his future to the European champions with a bumper contract extension to 2022.

Homecoming king Ronaldo eyes European century

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Lisbon (AFP) Fresh from vanquishing Atletico Madrid with his 39th Real Madrid hat-trick, Cristiano Ronaldo will be guaranteed a hero's welcome when he returns to where his career began at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Ronaldo has another landmark in his sights as he is just two goals short of 100 in European competitions and history suggests he won't go easy on the side that handed him his breakthrough.

Homecoming king Ronaldo eyes European century

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Lisbon (AFP) Fresh from vanquishing Atletico Madrid with his 39th Real Madrid hat-trick, Cristiano Ronaldo will be guaranteed a hero's welcome when he returns to where his career began at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

Ronaldo has another landmark in his sights as he is just two goals short of 100 in European competitions and history suggests he won't go easy on the side that handed him his breakthrough.

Dortmund suspend Aubameyang for Sporting clash

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday suspended star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for their Champions League game against Sporting Lisbon "for internal reasons".

"The coach has taken the decision and it is absolutely correct," Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Sky.

Dortmund suspend Aubameyang for Sporting clash

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday suspended star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for their Champions League game against Sporting Lisbon "for internal reasons".

"The coach has taken the decision and it is absolutely correct," Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Sky.

Tuchel relishing Dortmund’s Real showdown

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) Thomas Tuchel is relishing the prospect of Borussia Dortmund's showdown with Cristiano Ronaldo-led Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League group stage clash.

Dortmund have never lost at home to Real, who have won just four times in 29 away games against German clubs.

Slimani slots in as Leicester down Burnley

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Record signing Islam Slimani enjoyed a dream Premier League debut for Leicester City as the champions defeated Burnley 3-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The 28 million pounds ($36.4 million, 32.6 million euros) signing from Sporting Lisbon scored headers either side of half-time before Ben Mee's own goal completed a comprehensive win.

Slimani slots in as Leicester down Burnley

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Record signing Islam Slimani enjoyed a dream Premier League debut for Leicester City as the champions defeated Burnley 3-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The 28 million pounds ($36.4 million, 32.6 million euros) signing from Sporting Lisbon scored headers either side of half-time before Ben Mee's own goal completed a comprehensive win.

Ronaldo, Bale miss Madrid trip to Espanyol

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Madrid (AFP) Real Madrid will have to cope without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the quest for a club-record 16th straight La Liga win after coach Zinedine Zidane said both will miss Sunday's trip to Espanyol.

Bale was forced off early by a hip knock as Real came from behind in dramatic fashion to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Ronaldo, Morata rescue Real from Sporting upset

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Madrid (AFP) Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata struck in the closing minutes to seal a stunning Real Madrid comeback to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 to start their Champions League defence on Wednesday.

Madrid looked to be heading for their first home defeat in the competition for five years after Bruno Cesar's low effort three minutes into the second-half handed Sporting a thorughly merited lead.

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Arsenal set to bid €15m for Portugal international

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Leicester City’s Slimani back to torment Porto

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City may be unfamiliar Champions League opponents for Porto, who visit the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, but Islam Slimani is a player they know all too well.

During his three seasons with Sporting Lisbon, the Algeria striker scored six goals against Porto in six appearances, earning him the nickname 'The Dragon Slayer' from the Lisbon club's fans.

Leicester City’s Slimani back to torment Porto

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Leicester City may be unfamiliar Champions League opponents for Porto, who visit the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, but Islam Slimani is a player they know all too well.

During his three seasons with Sporting Lisbon, the Algeria striker scored six goals against Porto in six appearances, earning him the nickname 'The Dragon Slayer' from the Lisbon club's fans.

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Real Madrid and Porto stars among our #JF70 top young talents of the week, week 10

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Scottish Referee Might Lose Politician Job After Choosing Real Madrid Match Over Parliamentary Meeting

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One of the Scottish officials on duty in the Champions League this week may end up losing his day job after ducking out to attendthe game between Sporting Lisbon and Real Madrid.

Douglas Ross, a Member of Scottish Parliament with the Conservatives, has received calls to be sacked after missing an important parliamentary committee meeting in order to run the line at the Jose Alvalade Stadium on Tuesday night.

Devastating injury blow for Real Madrid, world class star ruled out for several weeks with injury

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Real Madrid have been dealt a devastating injury blow before next week’s El Clasico.

Los Blancos have confirmed that Gareth Bale is set to be sidelined for around three months with an ankle injury. The Wales international damaged his ankle during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon earlier this week.

Here’s A Lovely Little Vignette About Cristiano Ronaldo Meeting Young Fans In Sporting Lisbon’s Press Zone

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As you may be aware, a certain prodigal son returned to Sporting Lisbon last night, with Cristiano Ronaldo afforded VIP status for the duration of Real Madrid's visit to the JoseAlvalade.

Of course, Ronaldo played a prominent part in Madrid's 2-1 win but it was after the game, in the UEFA-sanctioned mixed zone (for press) that the Portuguese superstar really shone.

FOX Soccer 2GO 7-day free trial returns in time for Champions League

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FOX Sports has brought its 7-day free trial to FOX Soccer 2GO back in time for the latest action in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

With the free trial, you can watch as much live and on-demand soccer as you want during the 7-days including today's matches between Manchester City vs.

FOX Soccer 2GO 7-day free trial returns in time for Champions League

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FOX Sports has brought its 7-day free trial to FOX Soccer 2GO back in time for the latest action in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

With the free trial, you can watch as much live and on-demand soccer as you want during the 7-days including today's matches between Manchester City vs.

Where to find Real Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon, you've come to the right place.

Cristiano Ronaldo faces his old club in today's featured UEFA Champions League match. Because FOX Sports in the USA has decided to feature golf on FS1, that means that Real Madrid will be on FOX Sports 2 —which not everyone gets (or if you do, it's often in SD).

Where to find Real Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. Sporting Lisbon, you've come to the right place.

Cristiano Ronaldo faces his old club in today's featured UEFA Champions League match. Because FOX Sports in the USA has decided to feature golf on FS1, that means that Real Madrid will be on FOX Sports 2 —which not everyone gets (or if you do, it's often in SD).

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Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

Wolfsburg’s Dost eyes Sporting Lisbon move

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Berlin (AFP) Dutch striker Bas Dost said Saturday he hopes to transfer from VfL Wolfsburg to Sporting Lisbon imminently, with his Wolves place under threat following the arrival of Germany's Mario Gomez.

The transfer window closed at midnight on Wednesday (2200 GMT), but Dost hopes to be plying his trade in the Portuguese league soon, with the deal set to cost up to ten million euros ($11m).

The Rest

Joel Campbell to return to Arsenal – but for how long?

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Campbell will return to Arsenal, but he doesn't seem too excited! Joel Campbell has become a forgotten man under Arsene Wenger, despite the player offering quite a bit of promise during his time on the pitch. The Costa Rican international was shipped out on loan to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon during the summer, after Wenger [.

Americans Abroad: Tuesday Preview

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The UEFA Champions League returns for a pair of young Americans Abroad, while several others will look to take the field across league and cup competitions.

Headlining Tuesday's action is Christian Pulisic, who hopes for a return to the Borussia Dortmund lineup for a clash with Sporting Lisbon.

Sporting Gijon Defender Douglas Suffers Strange Buttock Injury After Falling Asleep In ‘Uncomfortable Position’ On Team Bus

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Barcelona right-back Douglas has done himself no favours in his attempt to shed his reputation as a perma-crock after managing to succumb to injury in his sleep.

The Brazilian, who is currently on a season-longloan at Sporting Gijon, has managed just 379 minutes on the pitch for Barca since arriving ahead ofthe 2014/15 season due to a never-ending spateof knacks and knocks.