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Manchester United

Paul Pogba, Marcos Rojo and Michael Carrick all return to training

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Injured Manchester United stars Paul Pogba, Marcos Rojo and Michael Carrick have all returned to training this week, according to the Daily Mail....

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Reports: Henrikh Mkhitaryan Is Training Alone At Man Utd, But Only Because He Wants To

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With his side somewhat lacking in attacking flair, one of the many questions hanging over Jose Mourinho at the moment is his staunch refusal to let Henrikh Mkhitaryan anywhere near his team.

Despite United spluffing around £26million on him just a few short months ago, Mkhitaryan hasn't been included in a matchday squad since mid-September specifically the day he was subbed off at half-time on his full debut against Man City.

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Egyptian Side Al-Ahly Forced To Cancel Training Session After Thousands Of Fans Turn Up At Stadium (Photos)

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Egyptian side Al Ahly had their preparations for the upcoming African Champions League final disrupted on Tuesday when droves of fans descended on their midweek training session in Cairo.

Al Ahly were forced to cancel the session at the Mokhtar El-Tetsh Stadium when thousands of fans turned up to watch, eventually spilling out from the stands and onto the pitch.

The 14-Second Man: Adrien Silva Trains With Leicester City For First Time, Chooses Very Apt Squad Number (Photos)

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While still unable to represent his new club until January, the good news is that Adrien Silva has been cleared to start training with the rest of the Leicester City squad.

The Portuguese midfielder joined the Foxes from Sporting Lisbon on transfer deadline day but, despite being afforded a two-hour extension, the buying club still managed to overshoot the deadline for his registration by 14 seconds.

Photo: Eden Hazard screaming in Chelsea training

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Good day's training. @hazardeden_10 ⚽️ A post shared by asmir1 (@asmir1) on Apr 3, 2017 at 10:02am PDT Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has...

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Photos: Stormzy at Man Utd training

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#MUFC fan @Stormzy1 dropped by training before this afternoon's Megastore appearance at Old Trafford (17:00 GMT). #GSAP...

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Dortmund: Raphael Guerreiro Formally Announces Return From Injury By Scoring Outlandish ‘Spinning’ Volley In Training (Video)

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Tuesday night saw Raphael Guerreiro make his first appearance of the season for Borussia Dortmund after surgery on a broken foot disrupted the entirety of his pre-season.

The Portuguese left-back emerged from the bench to play the last 30 minutes of a routine 5-0 demolition of third-tier Magdeburg in the second round of the DfB Pokal.

Video: Chelsea keeper produces a stunning save in training

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Chelsea goalkeeper Eduardo doesn't have a sniff of first-team action with the champions, but he proved in training today that he is ready,...

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Spain Training Session Lasts 23 Minutes Before Gerard Pique Forced To Leave With Security Escort (Photos & Video)

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The tension was palpable during Spain's open training session in Madrid on Monday, the very day after the Catalan independence referendum in Barcelona was mired by scenes of police brutality and politically-fuelled violence.

Of course, after he was seen voting in the referendum, it was Barca defender Gerard Pique who bore the brunt of the ire from the dissenting spectators in attendance, emerging from the tunnel at the beginning of the session to a chorus of boos and hisses.

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.

Diego Maradona Rolls Back Years To Score Impudent 20-Yard Freekick During Al-Fujairah Training Session (Video)

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There's every chance you may have missed the latest update, but Diego Maradona is currently under gainful employ out in the United Arab Emirates where he is head coach at Al-Fujairah SC.

Despite being a couple of months shy of his 57th birthday, Maradona has set about providing an example to his players, tucking away a lovely freekick during Tuesday morning's training session.

Barcelona: Neymar Walks Out Of Training Session After Minor Scuffle With New Signing Nelsen Semedo (Video)

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Hardly the most efficient way to dispel rumours of a move to PSG, Neymar has thrown a tantrum and walked out of a Barcelona training session this morning after tangling with a teammate.

The Brazilian whimbrel took umbrage at a sturdy challenge from new signing Nelson Semedo, with the pair having a quick swat at each other before being separated.

Dead Ball Specialist: Sinisa Mihajlovic, 48, Casually Scores Freekicks For Fun During Torino Training Session (Video)

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While there were aspects of his game (and personal beliefs) that were perhaps most politely described as 'dubious', Sinisa Mihajlovic was undeniably a grand player in his pomp.

A viciously tenacious defender, the ex-Sampdoria and Lazio star also boasted a mean line in set-piece dispatchery.

Bienvenido: Pablo Zabaleta Welcomes Joe Hart To West Ham By Smashing A Volley Past Him In Training (Video)

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After spending nine years as clubmates at Man City, both Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart were ushered on to West Ham this summer as part of Pep Guardiola's revitalisation effort.

Zabaleta made the switch over a month ago, while Hart followed in his wake a couple of days ago by securing a season-long loan deal.

Europa League: Anderlecht Players Spotted Training In Local Park Ahead Of Man Utd Second Leg (Video)

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They may well have spent the afternoon limbering up at Old Trafford yesterday, but Anderlecht ventured out into the wilds of Manchester to complete their final training session ahead of Thursday night's quarter-final second leg clash against Manchester United.

Indeed, the Belgian side were spotted by a fan (@robpim1982) going through their paces in the middle ofCastlefield park,just along the A65 from United's stadium.

Leicester City: Peter Schmeichel Shares Slightly Awkward Greeting With Kasper Schmeichel On ‘Bring Your Father To Work Day’

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Not really needing any extra-curricular distractions to deal with, Leicester City spent themorning limbering up for Tuesday evening's big Champions League quarter-final second legger against Atletico Madrid.

Helpful then, that BT Sports had Peter Schmeichel in attendance to oversee his son Kasper and the rest of the Foxes going through their paces.

Granada: Hilarious Footage Emerges Of Tony Adams’ First Training Session With La Liga Stragglers (Video)

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Having taken over as head coach just a fewdays ago, Tony Adams has wasted absolutelyzero timemaking his inimitable presence felt at Granada.

Firstly, the ex-Arsenal skipper added a bit of grittyBritish backbone to the Spanish side's struggling squad in the shape of Kieran Richardson and Nigel Reo-Coker, who hasn't playedany competitive footballin almost two years.

Xherdan Shaqiri Scores Several Stonking Volleys During Switzerland Training Session (Video)

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Having not featured for Stoke since January, Xherdan Shaqiri was keen to remind folks of his existence and as such posted a couple of highlights mustered during yesterday's Switzerland training session.

With a qualifier against Latvia to limber up for, Shaqiri pulled a fewstunners out of the bag, lashing home threestonking acrobatic volleys over the course of the afternoon.

Everton: Jamie Carragher Torn Apart By Romelu Lukaku During One-On-One Training Session (Video)

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At the behest of his Sky Sports employers, Jamie Carragher toddled down to Everton's training groundto conduct an interview with the Premier League's joint-top goalscorer, Romelu Lukaku.

As part of the grilling, Carragher graciously offeredto giveyoung Lukaku a bit of one-on-one tutoringin the subtle art of old-school defending.

Romania Legend Gheorghe Hagi, 51, Tucks Away Beautifully Nonchalant Volley During Viitorul Practice Match (Video)

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You probably don't need us to tell you that Gheorghe Hagi was a bit of a dab hand at this football malarkey back in his day.

Since knocking his exalted playing career on the head, the seven-time Romanian footballer of the year moved into management, eventually ending up founding, owning and coaching his own club, Viitorul Constanta.

Newcastle United

Benitez – Things Are Positive – The Altercation Was Not A Crisis

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Rafa Benitez believes that the training altercationbetween captain Jamaal Lascelles and Mo Diame has brought the team more together. And that's becauseof the way the two of them reacted after the fight [...]

Rafa Benitez Back On The Training Ground Today – Video

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Here's a smallbut significant piece of video put out on the Newcastle United Twitter account as Rafa starts the training session with his players this morning. Rafa returned to Newcastle last Monday [...]

Moreno Now Positive On Newcastle Striker – Much Improved In Training

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Dwight Gayle was the subject of a £15M bid from Fulham late in the transfer window, and if Rafa could have brought in another striker, he would have sold Dwight who [...]

He’s Arrived – Rafa Benitez Has Entered The Building – Photo

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A smiling and fit looking Rafa Benitez has arrived at the Benton Training grounds with the sun shining brightly in Newcastlethis morning. The Newcastle United Twitter account has released this first photograph [...]

Great Photos Of Upbeat Players In Training Today

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Here are some photos taken during the training today and shown in the Chronicle there are some great photos of the lads preparing for the vital game at home to Wigan on Saturday and the lads certainly seem upbeat. Let's hope they are upbeat on Saturday and can win his game it's now [...]

Coach Honored To Watch Rafa’s Great Flowing Training Sessions

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When you are a world-class coach like Rafa Benitez, you will get requests from younger coaches to come watch your training sessions so they can learn from the experts in the game. On the other hand if you are not a good coach you will not be bothered too much by coaches wanting to learn [...]

15 Photos Of Newcatsle Players In Training On Friday

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Here are some pictures taken today at the Benton training center as the lads prepare for the next test a home game against Cardiff City.

Rafa On How Striker Will Keep Improving With Hard Work

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Rafa Benitez has been buoyed by the performance of Aleksandar Mitrovic over thelast two games with the striker in form and scoring two goals in each of the games against Preston North Endthat got us the two wins we needed. The 6-0 win in the EFL Cup put us though to the quarter finals of [...]

FC Barcelona

Official: Barcelona Confirm Neymar Shirked Today’s Training Session As PSG Move Edges Nearer To Completion

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It would appear for all the world that Neymar's increasingly tiresome 'shock' transfer from Barcelona to PSG is finally gearing up to go through.

Indeed, Barca have taken the unorthodox tack of officially confirming that the Brazilian forward shirked training at the Joan Gamper centre this morning.

Lionel Messi back in Barcelona training after injury

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Barcelona (AFP) Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Wednesday following three weeks out with a groin injury.

France international defender Samuel Umtiti also returned to training according to a statement on the Catalan giants' website.

"BothLeo MessiandSamuel Umtiti, despite neither yet being declared fit for selection as they battle to recover from injury, were able to join the rest of the team for the workout," said the statement accompanied by a photo showing Argentine Messi at training.

Tuesday Kickoff: Marseille, Barcelona, Falcao and more

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An American owner is set to finalize his investmentin one of France's giants, while Barcelona's stars have reportedly rejoined training.

American investor Frank McCourt, who the Los Angeles Dodgers, is closing in on a €45 million purchase of Ligue 1 side Marseille as a deal could be finalized as soon as Oct.

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Bale back in Madrid training ahead of Clasico

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Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale’s chances of being fit for Sunday’s blockbuster La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona were boosted as he returned to training on Thursday.

The Welshman has missed Madrid’s last two games against Sporting Gijon and Bayern Munich due to a flare up of the muscles around where he suffered ligament damage in his right ankle earlier in the season.

Mozambican footballer killed in croc attack

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Maputo (AFP) – A young Mozambican football player was snatched and killed by a crocodile while training along the banks of a river, his club said on Monday.

Estevao Alberto Gino, 19, who played for Mozambique’s second division club Atletico Mineiro de Tete, lived near the Zambezi river in the western province of Tete.

Mozambican footballer killed in croc attack

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Maputo (AFP) – A young Mozambican football player was snatched and killed by a crocodile while training along the banks of a river, his club said on Monday.

Estevao Alberto Gino, 19, who played for Mozambique’s second division club Atletico Mineiro de Tete, lived near the Zambezi river in the western province of Tete.

Liverpool’s Lovren set for return, Can back training

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Liverpool (AFP) Croatian international Dejan Lovren is set to reclaim his place in the Liverpool starting line-up for Friday's Premier League clash with Chelsea after being give a clean bill of health by manager Jurgen Klopp.

The 27-year-old central defender suffering a head injury in training which obliged him to miss the 4-1 trouncing of champions Leicester last Saturday.

The Rest

Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez Pulls Unconvincing ‘Instagram Sickie’ Less Than 24 Hours After Being Told To Report For Pre-Season Training (Photo)

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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is apparently claiming that he's far, far too ill to report for pre-season training as requested.

The Chilean was supposed to return to London Colney this Sunday after being granted an extended summer furlough to compensate for his participation in the Confederations Cup in June.

Hoffenheim Coach Julian Nagelsmann Erects Big Screen At Training Ground To Work On Errors In Real Time (Photo)

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Julian Nagelsmann became the youngest coach in Bundesliga history when, aged just 28, he was thrustby Hoffenheim into their senior management role.

The gifted young coach successfully staved off relegation in his first half-season before guiding Hoffenheim to Champions League qualification last season, defying all expectations to finish fourth behind Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.

Revolution Preseason Practice Gallery

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NESoccerToday photographer Kari Heistad (capturedimages.biz) brings you the scene from the Revolution training in Tucson, Ariz. on Friday.

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Portsmouth Defender Christian Burgess Jokingly Invited To Under-12s Training Session After League Two Match Frozen Off – Lo And Behold… (Photo)

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With his League Two game against Crawley Town postponed due to a frozen pitch, Portsmouth defender Christian Burgess suddenly found himself at a loose end on Saturday afternoon.

Indeed, the 25-year-old centre-half put a plea out on Twitter in a desperate attempt to find something to do...

Don't know what to do with myself.