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Buoyed by cup wins, PSG resume Ligue 1 title march

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain resume their relentless drive towards the French Ligue 1 title after the traditional three-week winter break at fifth-placed Nantes this weekend.

PSG head to the Loire on the back of a 6-1 rout of Ligue 1 rivals Rennes in the French Cup and a 2-0 midweek defeat of Amiens to reach the League Cup semi-finals.

Buoyed by cup wins, PSG resume Ligue 1 title march

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain resume their relentless drive towards the French Ligue 1 title after the traditional three-week winter break at fifth-placed Nantes this weekend.

PSG head to the Loire on the back of a 6-1 rout of Ligue 1 rivals Rennes in the French Cup and a 2-0 midweek defeat of Amiens to reach the League Cup semi-finals.

Birthday boy Mbappe stars as PSG down Caen

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday with a goal and an assist as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 3-1 victory over Caen in Ligue 1.

The French teenager has enjoyed a stratoshperic rise in 2017 and rounded out a memorable year in style by setting up Edinson Cavani to fire PSG ahead on 21 minutes, before adding a goal of his own on the hour.

Birthday boy Mbappe stars as PSG down Caen

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday with a goal and an assist as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 3-1 victory over Caen in Ligue 1.

The French teenager has enjoyed a stratoshperic rise in 2017 and rounded out a memorable year in style by setting up Edinson Cavani to fire PSG ahead on 21 minutes, before adding a goal of his own on the hour.

Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed.

Coach Unai Emery confirmed on Monday that the world’s most expensive player had been allowed to return to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter.

Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed.

Coach Unai Emery confirmed on Monday that the world’s most expensive player had been allowed to return to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter.

PSG without Dani Alves against Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will have to do without Dani Alves for Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter with eternal rivals Marseille, the club announced.

PSG said that Alves was currently undergoing “treatment” without specifying the extent of the problem, and so the Belgian international Thomas Meunier is likely to start Sunday night’s match at the Velodrome at right-back.

PSG’s Verratti set for reunion with old mentor Ancelotti

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar’s arrival may have taken some of the focus away from the role played by Marco Verratti at Paris Saint-Germain, but Carlo Ancelotti is fully aware of the midfielder’s importance in the French capital.

Ancelotti takes his Bayern Munich side to the Parc des Princes for one of the heavyweight encounters of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.

Falcao strikes as Colombia snatch Brazil draw

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Barranquilla (Colombia) (AFP) – Radamel Falcao scored a second half equaliser as Colombia snatched a 1-1 draw to halt Brazil’s remarkable run of nine consecutive World Cup qualifying victories on Tuesday.

Falcao headed home on 56 minutes to cancel out Willian’s superb opener for Brazil in a result which boosts Colombia’s hopes of qualification for next year’s finals in Russia.

Falcao strikes as Colombia snatch Brazil draw

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Barranquilla (Colombia) (AFP) – Radamel Falcao scored a second half equaliser as Colombia snatched a 1-1 draw to halt Brazil’s remarkable run of nine consecutive World Cup qualifying victories on Tuesday.

Falcao headed home on 56 minutes to cancel out Willian’s superb opener for Brazil in a result which boosts Colombia’s hopes of qualification for next year’s finals in Russia.

Neymar talk to one side as PSG, Monaco clash

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Neymar will not be there but Kylian Mbappe will be as Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain meet in the Champions Trophy, the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season, in Morocco on Saturday evening.

They have been the two biggest transfer sagas of the summer in Europe, with PSG ready to break the bank for Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar while Monaco try to resist interest in their teen sensation Mbappe.

Neymar talk to one side as football clubs PSG, Monaco clash

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Neymar will not be there but Kylian Mbappe will be as Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain meet in the Champions Trophy, the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season, in Morocco on Saturday evening.

They have been the two biggest transfer sagas of the summer in Europe, with PSG ready to break the bank for Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar while Monaco try to resist interest in their teen sensation Mbappe.

Neymar talk to one side as football clubs PSG, Monaco clash

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Neymar will not be there but Kylian Mbappe will be as Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain meet in the Champions Trophy, the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season, in Morocco on Saturday evening.

They have been the two biggest transfer sagas of the summer in Europe, with PSG ready to break the bank for Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar while Monaco try to resist interest in their teen sensation Mbappe.

Skipper Silva a symbol of PSG’s failure

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Paris (AFP) – There may not have been the dramatic tears this time but there was a familiar feeling of agony for Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva on Wednesday as his side suffered their absurd Champions League humiliation.

Silva was derided for letting his emotions get the better of him as he captained Brazil at the 2014 World Cup, images of him in tears after a penalty shoot-out win over Chile seen as evidence of a mentally weak side.

‘MSN’ lead Barca rescue mission against PSG

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona boss Luis Enrique put his faith in Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar to produce a historic Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in what could be his last European game in charge on Wednesday.

Barca need to do what no side has ever done in the Champions League by overturning a 4-0 first-leg deficit, to make the quarter-finals for a 10th straight season.

Goal-crazy PSG hammer Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani bagged his 35th goal of a spectacular season as Paris Saint Germain swept aside Marseille 5-1 on Sunday in “Le Classique” to move second in Ligue 1.

The reigning French champions are three points behind prolific league leaders Monaco and level with Nice, but go second thanks to a better goal difference in what has become a three-way tussle for the title.

Goal-crazy PSG hammer Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani bagged his 35th goal of a spectacular season as Paris Saint Germain swept aside Marseille 5-1 on Sunday in “Le Classique” to move second in Ligue 1.

The reigning French champions are three points behind prolific league leaders Monaco and level with Nice, but go second thanks to a better goal difference in what has become a three-way tussle for the title.

Draxler starts for PSG against Barcelona

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has selected January signing Julian Draxler for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes.

The German World Cup winner, formerly of Wolfsburg, gets the nod ahead of Lucas Moura to start on the right flank, while Angel Di Maria will play on the other side in support of Edinson Cavani.

Cavani, Di Maria fire PSG past Bordeaux as Barca loom

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Bordeaux (AFP) – Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria stole the show in Paris Saint Germain’s 3-0 win at Bordeaux on Friday in an ideal warm-up for next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona.

PSG joined Monaco, who face Metz on Saturday, on 55 points at the top of Ligue 1 but remain second on goal difference.

Cavani, Di Maria fire PSG past Bordeaux as Barca loom

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Bordeaux (AFP) – Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria stole the show in Paris Saint Germain’s 3-0 win at Bordeaux on Friday in an ideal warm-up for next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona.

PSG joined Monaco, who face Metz on Saturday, on 55 points at the top of Ligue 1 but remain second on goal difference.

Thiago Silva nods holders PSG into last four

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Paris (AFP) Captain Thiago Silva showed the wasteful Edinson Cavani how to do it with two crashing headers as holders Paris Saint-Germain surged into the semi-finals of the French League Cup with a 2-0 win over Metz on Wednesday.

Also into the last four are Nancy, Monaco and Bordeaux, who won their quarter-final 3-2 at home to Guingamp earlier in the evening.

Thiago Silva nods holders PSG into last four

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Paris (AFP) Captain Thiago Silva showed the wasteful Edinson Cavani how to do it with two crashing headers as holders Paris Saint-Germain surged into the semi-finals of the French League Cup with a 2-0 win over Metz on Wednesday.

Also into the last four are Nancy, Monaco and Bordeaux, who won their quarter-final 3-2 at home to Guingamp earlier in the evening.

Nice in pole as ton-up Cavani keeps PSG in hunt

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain hotshot Edinson Cavani bagged his 100th goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Angers on Wednesday to keep the reigning Ligue 1 champions on the heels of leaders Nice.

Cavani scored from the spot, adding to Thiago Silva's opener to round off a win for the Parisians, who trail Nice by a solitary point after the Cote d'Azure table-toppers handed Guingamp a first home defeat.

Nice in pole as ton-up Cavani keeps PSG in hunt

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain hotshot Edinson Cavani bagged his 100th goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Angers on Wednesday to keep the reigning Ligue 1 champions on the heels of leaders Nice.

Cavani scored from the spot, adding to Thiago Silva's opener to round off a win for the Parisians, who trail Nice by a solitary point after the Cote d'Azure table-toppers handed Guingamp a first home defeat.

Brazil

Brazil: Neymar, Dani Alves, Marcelo & Thiago Silva Enjoy Lively Game Of ‘Foot-Table-Head-Tennis-Ball’ In Dressing Room (Video)

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The Brazilian national team are currently congregated at the Beira Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre, where the Selecao are limbering up for a World Cup qualifier against Ecuador on Friday evening.

After their morning session, several of the squad kept things ticking over by pairing off to take part in a little impromptu skill challenge in the dressing room.

Man City, Liverpool, and Chelsea players in Brazil squad versus Uruguay and Paraguay March 2017

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Brazil have announced their squad to face Uruguay in Montevideo on 23 March and Paraguay five days later in São Paulo in the Corinthians Arena.
Manchester City's Fernandinho, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, and Chelsea's Willian are all included.
Coach Tite has won eight games out of eight since he took charge and Brazil top the South America qualifying group.

Brazil vs. Ecuador 2016 live stream: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for Copa America Centenario

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Day two of the Copa is here with a slate of three games to watch

The second day of the Copa America is here, and today's focus is on the perennial favorites of any tournament: Brazil. However, Brazil will have to contest this tournament missing a number of key players, the biggest of which is Neymar.

Paris Saint Germain

Friday Kickoff: Mexico, Rooney, Silva and more

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El Tri's manager says the team will be sticking with tradition while leadership from a major Chinese city denied interest in a big star.

Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio says El Tri will continue to use the Estadio Azteca as the team's hope stadium.

Surprise OGC Nice looking to keep momentum going

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Heading into the current campaign, many assumed that Paris Saint-Germain would ease into their fifth consecutive Ligue 1 title. After all, the Parisians are one of the richest clubs on the planet and have superstar players such as Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, and Blaise Matuidi.

Surprise OGC Nice looking to keep momentum going

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Heading into the current campaign, many assumed that Paris Saint-Germain would ease into their fifth consecutive Ligue 1 title. After all, the Parisians are one of the richest clubs on the planet and have superstar players such as Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti, Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, and Blaise Matuidi.

Monday Kickoff: Fabregas, Dybala, Sanches and more

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A veteran midfielder may be on the move, while one of the game's most exciting young forwards is set for some time away due to injury.

Turkish side Fenerbahce is reportedly interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas. (REPORT)

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala will miss several games after suffering a thigh injury over the weekend.

World-class star’s agent confirms Chelsea interest

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The agent of Paris Saint-Germain centre-half Thiago Silva has admitted that his client’s future in the French capital is uncertain and there could be scope for a move to Premier League powerhouses Chelsea.

The Blues bolstered their squad over the summer following the appointment of Antonio Conte, with the Italian manager admitting he wanted to add to his options at central defence.

Friday Kickoff: Aguero, Silva, Real Madrid and more

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While one of the world's top defenders has seen his agent deny a move away, one of the world's top attackers signed a new deal to extend his stay with his current club.

Sergio Aguero has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract extension with Manchester City. (REPORT)

Thiago Silva's agent says the Paris Saint-Germain defender has not been in contact with AC Milan over a potential return.

Tuesday Kickoff: Silva, Terry, Jesus and more

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One star defender is set to make his return, while another will miss a big match this weekend.

Thiago Silva, who has been out of action since July due to a hip injury, could make his return on Tuesday as Paris Saint-Germain takes on Arsenal. (REPORT)

Chelsea defender John Terry will miss Friday's clash with Liverpool due to a foot injury.

Chelsea in talks over completing €35m double transfer deals

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Chelsea did a smart piece of business in the January transfer window by selling Ramires for€25m to Chinese clubJiangsu Suning FC. And if the latest reports from France are to be believed, the Blues could sell one more player to China before the Chinese transfer window ends on February 26.

Thiago Silva and Angel Di Maria will miss PSG’s trip to Toulouse

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Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva will miss Saturday's trip to Toulouse in Ligue 1, while Angel Di Maria has also been ruled out.

Silva hurt his knee in last weekend's 2-0 victory over Bastia and sat out the capital club's midweek win over Lyon that saw them advance to the semifinals of the League Cup.

Thiago Silva and Angel Di Maria will miss PSG’s trip to Toulouse

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Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva will miss Saturday's trip to Toulouse in Ligue 1, while Angel Di Maria has also been ruled out.

Silva hurt his knee in last weekend's 2-0 victory over Bastia and sat out the capital club's midweek win over Lyon that saw them advance to the semifinals of the League Cup.

Champions League

Chelsea v PSG - Blanc and Hiddink talk of the man who could make the difference - Diego Costa.

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Tonight Chelsea face PSG in the biggest game of our season so far and we are looking for a big players to shine, none more so than Diego Costa and he has the chance to be the difference.

As we know, up to the return of Guus Hiddink at the club, Costa had built himself a reputation of looking for a fight as much as scoring goals as demonstrated in the latter part of Jose Mourinho's tenure.

PSG’s Official Twitter Account Refer To Chelsea Striker Diego Costa As A ‘Fraud’

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PSG have taken the pre-match tack of referring to Chelsea striker Diego Costa as a "fraud" ahead of the Champions League meeting between the two sides on Wednesday night.

The Ligue 1 side's official Twitter account posted a Vine which challenged fans to find"l'imposteur" among a rapid-fire slide show of masked cartoon characters, superheroes and villains one of which beinga photo of Costa in his face mask.

The Rest

AC Milan: Thiago Silva Reminisces About The Time Zlatan Ibrahimovic Dumped Rino Gattuso In A Wheelie Bin

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"Smile to the people or you're going back in the bin"

Everywhere Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes, people are almost certain to get manhandledand dumped in things. It's a truism. A law of nature.

Indeed, Thiago Silva has been reminiscing about his time at AC Milan, specifically about playing alongside current PSG teammate Ibrahimovicfor the first time.