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‘Future of Chelsea at risk if players don’t up their game’ – Cech confident Arsenal can deal with injury crisis

LONDON, Dec 23, (Agencies): New Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has asked his underperforming players to “look in the mirror” and claims their future at the club is at risk if they don’t up their game. The Dutchman has replaced Jose Mourinho but confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday …

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Fans jeer, Chelsea earn post-Mourinho victory – Hiddink re-appointed as manage of Blues

LONDON, Dec 19, (AFP): Chelsea’s fans turned on their own players and chanted support for ex-manager Jose Mourinho as his successor Guus Hiddink watched them ease to a 3-1 win over Sunderland. Mourinho was sacked on Thursday and Dutchman Hiddink re-appointed to reprise his role as interim manager a couple …

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Spurs ‘move’ into top four – Kane marks century milestone in style

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Dec 19, (AFP): Harry Kane marked his 100th Tottenham appearance with the clinical finish that lifted his side into the Premier League’s top four with a 2-0 win at Southampton on Saturday. England striker Kane bagged the 47th goal of his Tottenham career five minutes before half-time …

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Benitez bemused by latest Madrid defeat – Valencia fighting spirit impresses Neville

MADRID, Dec 14, (Agencies): Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez was at a loss to explain his side’s terrible first-half performance after they slipped to a third defeat in five league games at Villarreal on Sunday. Madrid now trail leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by five points after failing to respond …

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Timbers edge Columbus, win MLS crown – Valeri named MVP

WASHINGTON, Dec 7, (AFP): Portland’s Diego Valeri and Rodney Wallace scored in the first seven minutes and the Timbers defeated host Columbus 2-1 Sunday to win the Major League Soccer Cup playoff final. It was the first time the Timbers had lifted the champion’s trophy, denying Columbus a second MLS …

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Carragher, Pirlo, Lehmann join Champions Tour team – Kuwait to announce all-star team

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: Kuwait Champions Challenge today announced Jamie Carragher, Andrea Pirlo and Jens Lehmann as part of the Football Champions Tour team to play against a Kuwaiti all-star team on Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in the State of Kuwait. Ronaldinho, Scholes, Pires, Puyol, …

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Blatter in FBI spotlight over $100m bribery case: report – Platini hopeful new document can clear his name at FIFA

LONDON, Dec 7, (AFP): US authorities are investigating evidence indicating FIFA’s suspended president Sepp Blatter knew about $100 million (92 million euros) in bribes paid to former members of the football body, a BBC report said Sunday. The BBC investigation alleges that sports marketing company ISL paid a total of …

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New milestone beckons for Vardy – City have chance to put pressure on rivals

LONDON, Dec 4, (AFP): Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy can make history for the second weekend running when the Premier League’s early-season over-achievers visit slip-sliding Swansea City on Saturday. Vardy’s goal in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United saw him set a new Premier League record of scoring in 11 …

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Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar are Ballon d’Or nominees – Argentine overwhelming favourite 

LONDON, Nov 30, (RTRS): Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will go head-to-head once again for the title of world’s best footballer after being short-listed along with Neymar on Monday for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. For the seventh time in eight years, the dynamic duo of Barcelona’s Messi and Real …

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Broncos spoil Pats perfect record – Cardinals continue fine form

DENVER, Non 30, (AP): Tom Brady lost yet another one of his trusted targets and this time he also lost a game. C.J. Anderson scored on a 48-yard run with 12:32 left in overtime, powering the Denver Broncos past the New England Patriots 30-24 on a snowy Sunday night. Watching …

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