Yaya Toure

Manchester City

Man City’s Toure blasts League Cup ball

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London (AFP) – English football chiefs on Wednesday defended the ball used in the League Cup after Manchester City’s Yaya Toure said it was worse than the much-maligned Jabulani used in the 2010 World Cup.

City and Championship club Wolves played with the Mitre Delta ball in Tuesday’s League Cup tie at the Etihad Stadium, with the hosts needing a penalty shootout to advance to the quarter-finals after the match finished goalless after 120 minutes.

Man City’s Toure blasts League Cup ball

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London (AFP) – English football chiefs on Wednesday defended the ball used in the League Cup after Manchester City’s Yaya Toure said it was worse than the much-maligned Jabulani used in the 2010 World Cup.

City and Championship club Wolves played with the Mitre Delta ball in Tuesday’s League Cup tie at the Etihad Stadium, with the hosts needing a penalty shootout to advance to the quarter-finals after the match finished goalless after 120 minutes.

Navas, Clichy, Caballero and Sagan in Manchester City exodus

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday headed a quartet of players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas, Clichy, Caballero and Sagan in Manchester City exodus

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday headed a quartet of players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas, Clichy and Caballero join Manchester City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

Navas, Clichy and Caballero join Manchester City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas, and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

City announced later Thursday reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who famously saved three penalties in the shootout win over Liverpool in the 2016 League Cup final, would also be leaving.

City can drive home edge over United – Toure

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Yaya Toure believes Manchester City can prove they are the number one team in Manchester if they finish the Premier League season above their old rivals United.

A 0-0 draw against United in Thursday’s derby at the Etihad maintained City’s one-point advantage over Jose Mourinho’s side in the race for a top-four finish and qualification for next season’s Champions League.

City can drive home edge over United – Toure

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Yaya Toure believes Manchester City can prove they are the number one team in Manchester if they finish the Premier League season above their old rivals United.

A 0-0 draw against United in Thursday’s derby at the Etihad maintained City’s one-point advantage over Jose Mourinho’s side in the race for a top-four finish and qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Monday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Griezmann, Kante and more

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One of the game's biggest stars spoke out after his injury, headlining Monday's news.

Following his season-ending injury, Zlatan Ibrahimovic took to Instagram to state that "giving up is not an option". (REPORT)

Yaya Toure hit out at the referees following Manchester City's FA Cup loss to Arsenal, adding that he hopes City's derby match against Manchester United can be played without refs.

Agent: Man City star open to Manchester United move

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is prepared to make a wholesome change to his squad next summer. Yaya Toure is one of the players who could be shown the door.

The Ivorian is one of the six players who is out of contract at the end of the season, and chances are less that he will be given a new deal.

Belief can spur Manchester City on to repeat 2014 Premier League win: Toure

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Yaya Toure says making up the ground on Chelsea to win the Premier League title is not beyond his club Manchester City if they retain belief in themselves as they did in 2014.

The 33-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder - who has battled his way back into favour with City manager Pep Guardiola after a public spat with his agent and the Spanish coach earlier this season - concedes the 11 point difference will be tough to overhaul.

Belief can spur Manchester City on to repeat 2014 Premier League win: Toure

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Yaya Toure says making up the ground on Chelsea to win the Premier League title is not beyond his club Manchester City if they retain belief in themselves as they did in 2014.

The 33-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder - who has battled his way back into favour with City manager Pep Guardiola after a public spat with his agent and the Spanish coach earlier this season - concedes the 11 point difference will be tough to overhaul.

Guardiola revels in glimpse of Manchester City’s future

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London (AFP) Pep Guardiola said he had seen a vision of Manchester City's future after 19-year-old Gabriel Jesus inspired his side to a 3-0 FA Cup victory at Crystal Palace.

Making his full debut, Jesus set up Raheem Sterling, 22, for City's opener in Saturday's fourth-round tie, with 21-year-old Leroy Sane adding a second before Yaya Toure curled in a late free-kick.

Man City’s Toure dismisses lure of China

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London (AFP) Yaya Toure says he wants to remain at Manchester City and is not interested in moving to China, amid reports of a big-money offer from the Chinese Super League.

Reports last week said Toure, 33, had rejected an approach from a Chinese club that would have seen him paid around £430,000 ($536,000, 499,000 euros) a week.

Man City’s Toure dismisses lure of China

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London (AFP) Yaya Toure says he wants to remain at Manchester City and is not interested in moving to China, amid reports of a big-money offer from the Chinese Super League.

Reports last week said Toure, 33, had rejected an approach from a Chinese club that would have seen him paid around £430,000 ($536,000, 499,000 euros) a week.

Toure talks up Manchester City title chances despite points gap

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London (AFP) Yaya Toure is adamant Manchester City can still end the season as Premier League champions even after a humiliating 4-0 defeat by Everton left them 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Sunday's reverse at Goodison Park prompted City manager Pep Guardiola to put an end to his side's title hopes by saying top spot was now out of the question.

Toure sounds title rallying call to Manchester City team-mates

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Liverpool (AFP) Yaya Toure suggests Manchester City can forget about winning the Premier League this season if they fail to beat Everton this weekend.

The Ivorian veteran's assertion that City have no more room for error appears to be shared by his team-mates judging by the performances in their first two matches of 2017.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eden Hazard, Yaya Toure… Names of the Premier League, week 18

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The Great Uncertainty.

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How is this season going? In some ways very well and yet there are big question marks remaining about the team. On paper we all agreed this is the best squad for some time, we felt there is the depth of quality to get a few more points than last season and win the title instead of being runners-up.

City star Toure charged with drink driving

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London (AFP) Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving, police revealed on Saturday.

Toure was driving in Dagenham in east London at the time of the alleged offence on Monday evening.

The Metropolitan police said the 33-year-old was then charged on Tuesday with driving while his alcohol level was above the legal limit.

City star Toure charged with drink driving

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London (AFP) Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been charged with drink driving, police revealed on Saturday.

Toure was driving in Dagenham in east London at the time of the alleged offence on Monday evening.

The Metropolitan police said the 33-year-old was then charged on Tuesday with driving while his alcohol level was above the legal limit.

Yaya Toure charged with drink driving

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Yaya Toure, Virgil van Dijk and other names for your fantasy team… Names of the Premier League, weeks 11 and 12

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Toure apology ‘good news’, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted nothing has changed in his stormy relationship with Yaya Toure although he welcomed the Ivory Coast international's apology for controversial statements issued by the player's agent.

The City manager was talking on Friday just hours after Toure issued an apology over his dispute with the Spaniard as he attempted to bring an end to an impasse that has seen him left out of the team since the opening weeks of the season.

Toure apologises to Man City for ‘misunderstandings’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has apologised on behalf of his agent forcontroversial comments which led to his exclusion from the Premier League team.

Manager Pep Guardiola has refused to pick Toure since Dimitri Seluk claimed the midfielder had been "humiliated" by his omission from the club's Champions League squad.

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PHOTO: Chelsea agree deal to sign 22-yr-old; Player poses in club shirt, will wear this number

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Chelsea have confirmed the transfer of Tiemoue Bakayoko this evening.

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Nearly Men: Arsene Wenger Adds N’Golo Kante To Long List Of Players He Almost Signed For Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has added a new name to the ever-lengthening list of players he's nearly signed for Arsenal over the years.

The player in question is N'Golo Kante, with Wenger revealing that he attempted to pilfer him from Leicester City after their title-winning season only to watch the French workhorse join Chelsea in a £32million deal.

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Man City: Yaya Toure Struggles To Get To Grips With Advanced Mancunian Slang (Video)

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Having evaded it for some seven years now, Yaya Toure has finally been given a crash course in local Mancunian slang courtesy of his employers, Man City.

With brow furrowed to the point of cramp, the 34-year-old fromBouaké, Ivory Coast was grilled on a selection of advanced Manc vernacular all of which was so discombobulatingthat it seemed to cause him actual physical pain.

‘Don’t Laugh, Okay?’ – Celtic Legend Kolo Toure Unwittingly Reveals Musical Guilty Pleasure During Press Conference (Video)

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Kolo Toure is a one-man maverick this we know. He walks to the beat of his own drum, hacks down the Arsenal royalty he wants to hack down, and bloody well answers the questions he wants to answer during his press conferences.

To that end, the question that was actually put to Toure during a recent presser was which, of all the myriad fan chants he'd heard sung in his footballing career, was his favourite.

European Soccer

Friday Kickoff: Dortmund, UEFA, Griezmann and more

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Borussia Dortmund's search for a manager may have hit a roadblock while UEFA is making a push to host a World Cup.

Nice has stated that the club will not allow manager Lucien Favre to join Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the federationwill "fight" for a European nation to host the 2030 World Cup.

Monday Kickoff: Sanchez, Coutinho, Toure and more

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A trio of Premier League stars headline Monday's news.

Alexis Sanchez is questionable for Arsenal's must-win clash with Sunderland on Tuesday. (REPORT)

Phillipe Coutinho sayshe is "happy" with reported interest from Barcelona, but remains focused on leading Liverpool to the Champions League.

Friday Kickoff: Mexico, Atletico Madrid, Toure and more

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Mexican soccer headlines the news on Friday morning as a one of the world's top clubs joins the fray by investing in a Liga MX team.

Giovani dos Santos, Jesus "Tecatito" Corona, Marco Fabian and Hirving Lozano all missed out on Mexico's World Cup qualifying roster.

Monday Kickoff: Reus, Messi, Toure and more

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One of German soccer's biggest stars looks to be set for a long-awaited return, while Lionel Messi seems ready to go for Barcelona after missing the weekend's action.

Borussia Dortmund winger Marcos Reus hopes to make his return on Tuesday against Legia Warsaw. (REPORT)

Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona training after missing this weekend's match against Malaga due to illness.

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Navas and Clichy join Man City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

The duo join veteran Argentinian full-back Pablo Zabaleta in leaving after their contracts ended following an underwhelming campaign that resulted in the first ever trophy-less season for manager Pep Guardiola.

Navas and Clichy join Man City clearout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Spanish international winger Jesus Navas and experienced French defender Gael Clichy on Thursday became the latest players to be released by Manchester City in the promised close season clearout.

The duo join veteran Argentinian full-back Pablo Zabaleta in leaving after their contracts ended following an underwhelming campaign that resulted in the first ever trophy-less season for manager Pep Guardiola.

Man City: Pablo Zabaleta And Yaya Toure Donate Week’s Wages To Victims Of Manchester Bombing

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Football has once again united in the wake of the dreadful events at the Manchester Arena on Monday night.

As you probably well know, 22 people were killed (some as young as eight-years-old) and 59 injured when an explosive device was detonated during an Arianna Grande concert.

While the messages of support and solidarity rained in, two footballers with local ties to the city decided to go one step further, with Man City pair Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure both donating sizeable sums of money to the relief effort.

The Rest

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/24/17

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Union news, 2018 All Star game location, and Ronaldo is FIFA's best again.

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Wednesday Kickoff: Messi, Griezmann, Toure and more

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A pair of La Liga's most prolific goalscorers headline Wednesday'snews.

The Spanish Supreme Court rejected Lionel Messi's appeal against his conviction for tax evasion although it remains unlikely the Barcelona forward ever serves time. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid is set todemand that Manchester United pays more than half of Antoine Griezmann's $100 million transfer fee up front.

Yaya’s Coming Round For A Cuppa: Man City Players Go Door-To-Door To Personally Thank Fans For Their Support This Season (Photos)

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Yaya Toure settles in for a cup of tea and a biscuit (Photo: @ManCity/Twitter)

To say thank-you for another season's worth of unfaltering support, Man City's players ventured out into the local community on Monday to voice their gratitude in person.

Indeed, several fans received knocks on their doors only to find a City star or two standing on the other side.

Man City Outcast Yaya Toure Formally Apologises For His Agent Being A Professional Gobshite

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Yaya Toure has formally apologised for his slack conduct over the past few months in abid to weasel back into the first-team picture at Man City.

Pep Guardiola said that he wouldn't select Toure for active duty until he received an apology from the 33-year-old's agent, Dimitri Seluk, who accused the City coach of "deliberately humiliating" his client.