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Rooney misses United trip to St Etienne - reports

21 Feb 2017 | 11:07 PM

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) Wayne Rooney has not travelled with the Manchester United squad for Wednesday's UEFA league game against French side St Etienne despite training earlier today, British media reported.

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Wenger astonished by Sutton's fight after FA Cup win

Wenger astonished by Sutton's fight after FA Cup win

21 Feb 2017 | 3:19 PM

Undated, Feb 21 (REUTERS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger left Sutton United with a deeper respect for non-league football after watching his Premier League charges being pushed hard by their far less illustrious opponents in the FA Cup fifth round.

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Mamata condoles death of popular former football goalkeeper Shibaji Banerjee

Mamata condoles death of popular former football goalkeeper Shibaji Banerjee

20 Feb 2017 | 12:37 PM

Kolkata, Feb 20 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today condoled the passing of popular former football goalkeeper Shibaji Banerjee.

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Balotelli on a slippery slope at Nice

Balotelli on a slippery slope at Nice

19 Feb 2017 | 4:59 PM

By Julien Pretot

PARIS, Feb 19 (Reuters) After a near-perfect start to his season at Nice, Mario Balotelli appears to be on a slippery slope after being sent off for dissent in a Ligue 1 game.

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Conte keeps feet on ground as Chelsea edge closer to double

Conte keeps feet on ground as Chelsea edge closer to double

19 Feb 2017 | 4:43 PM

Undated, Feb 19 (REUTERS) Chelsea manager Antonio Conte paid tribute to the performances of his back-up players as his in-form team moved a step closer to a league and cup double.

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Australia coach concerned over Kruse's playing time in China

Australia coach concerned over Kruse's playing time in China

18 Feb 2017 | 3:09 PM

SYDNEY, Feb 18 (REUTERS) Australia coach Ange Postecoglou is concerned that Socceroos such as Robbie Kruse might not get enough playing time in the Chinese Super League under news rules restricting the number of foreigners allowed in each team.

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Bournemouth charged for alleged anti-doping rule breach

18 Feb 2017 | 9:15 AM

London, Feb 18 (REUTERS) Bournemouth have been charged for a breach of the FA's anti-doping rules relating to "club whereabouts" information, English soccer's governing body said.

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Wenger to decide on Arsenal future within two months

Wenger to decide on Arsenal future within two months

17 Feb 2017 | 4:49 PM

Undated, Feb 17 (Reuters) Arsene Wenger said today he would make a decision in March or April on whether to extend his 20-year spell at Arsenal, but that whatever he decided he would be managing a team next season.

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Ibe's determination impresses Bournemouth boss Howe

Ibe's determination impresses Bournemouth boss Howe

17 Feb 2017 | 3:59 PM

Undated, Feb 17 (Reuters) Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is impressed how well Jordon Ibe has coped with the pressure of being the club's record signing and the forward's determination to improve his all-round game.

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Winter schedule played part in Liverpool slump, says Klopp

Winter schedule played part in Liverpool slump, says Klopp

17 Feb 2017 | 3:56 PM

Undated, Feb 17 (Reuters) The lack of a winter break in English football took its toll on Liverpool players' fitness levels and played a part in the Merseyside club's poor form since the start of the year, manager Juergen Klopp has said.

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Australia captain Jedinak in doubt for crunch qualifiers

Australia captain Jedinak in doubt for crunch qualifiers

17 Feb 2017 | 1:15 PM

MELBOURNE, Feb 17 (REUTERS) Australia may be without injured captain Mile Jedinak and a clutch of first-choice players for crunch World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and United Arab Emirates next month, coach Ange Postecoglou has said.

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Hull's Silva unwilling to forego stability for adventure

Hull's Silva unwilling to forego stability for adventure

16 Feb 2017 | 5:52 PM

Undated, Feb 16 (Reuters) Hull City manager Marco Silva would like his team to be adventurous in attack but not at the expenses of the stability he has instilled in the squad since his arrival at the relegation-threatened Premier League club last month.

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FIFA to encourage co-hosting for 2026 World Cup

FIFA to encourage co-hosting for 2026 World Cup

16 Feb 2017 | 5:49 PM

By Tom Finn

DOHA, Feb 16 (Reuters) FIFA President Gianni Infantino said today he intends to encourage co-hosting for the 2026 soccer World Cup that could divide the tournament up between as many as four countries.

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Brilliant Bayern fire on all cylinders to out-gun Arsenal

Brilliant Bayern fire on all cylinders to out-gun Arsenal

16 Feb 2017 | 5:21 PM

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Treble-chasing Bayern Munich silenced their critics in spectacular fashion on Wednesday, dishing out a humiliating 5-1 Champions League triumph over Arsenal with their most complete performance yet under Carlo Ancelotti.

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Sutton heading for bumper payday as Gunners loom

16 Feb 2017 | 2:55 PM

By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Win or lose, minor league giantkillers Sutton United are set for a bumper payday when they host 12 times winners Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday.

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Koeman urges Everton youngsters to follow Lookman example

Koeman urges Everton youngsters to follow Lookman example

16 Feb 2017 | 2:26 PM

Undated,Feb 16 (REUTERS) Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been encouraged by 19-year-old Ademola Lookman's performances since he joined the club in January and urged their academy players to follow the young striker's example if they hope to break into the first team.

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Pochettino hopes for time to build winning mentality

Pochettino hopes for time to build winning mentality

16 Feb 2017 | 1:12 PM

Undated, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday left them without an away win against any of their rivals in the top six and manager Mauricio Pochettino knows his most pressing task at the North London club is to build a winning mentality.

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Real boss Zidane warns against complacency after Napoli stroll

Real boss Zidane warns against complacency after Napoli stroll

16 Feb 2017 | 1:07 PM

MADRID, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane warned that it was still all to play for in their Champions League last-16 clash against Napoli after the holders strolled to a 3-1 win in the first leg.

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Bayern played "fantastic" football, says Ancelotti

16 Feb 2017 | 12:56 PM

MUNICH, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti heaped praised on his team after their 5-1 demolition of Arsenal in their Champions League round of 16 first leg following their most dominant performance of the season.

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No excuses for Wenger as pressure mounts

No excuses for Wenger as pressure mounts

16 Feb 2017 | 12:50 PM

MUNICH, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was not looking for excuses after his team were demolished 5-1 by Bayern Munich in their Champions League round of 16 first-leg game.

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Whirlwind Bayern rout sorry Arsenal

Whirlwind Bayern rout sorry Arsenal

16 Feb 2017 | 12:43 PM

MUNICH, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Bayern Munich crushed Arsenal 5-1 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg, scoring three goals in a dazzling 10-minute spell in the second half to extend their record to 16 consecutive home wins in the competition.

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Man United will give Europa tilt full focus, says Mourinho

Man United will give Europa tilt full focus, says Mourinho

16 Feb 2017 | 12:35 PM

Undated, Feb 16 (REUTERS) Going deep into the latter stages of the Europa League will only add to Manchester United's concerns about a hectic schedule but manager Jose Mourinho says his side must keep all their options open to get into next season's Champions League.

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Di Maria inspires PSG to 4-0 rout of Barcelona

Di Maria inspires PSG to 4-0 rout of Barcelona

15 Feb 2017 | 3:38 PM

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Feb 15 (REUTERS) Paris St Germain's Angel Di Maria was at his vintage best as he scored twice on his birthday in a 4-0 demolition of a ragged Barcelona side in their Champions League last-16 first leg.

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Southgate implores England to learn from rugby counterparts

15 Feb 2017 | 3:30 PM

Undated, Feb 15 (Reuters) England's soccer team need to develop and maintain the same ruthless winning mentality as the country's rugby team, manager Gareth Southgate has said.

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Tottenham's Dier refuses to give up on league title

15 Feb 2017 | 3:29 PM

Undated, Feb 15 (Reuters) Totte Hotspur nham Hotspurwill not give up on the Premier League title race midfielder Eric Dier has said, despite Saturday's loss at Liverpool leaving them 10 points behind table-toppers Chelsea.

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Newcastle stay top after late equaliser at Norwich

Newcastle stay top after late equaliser at Norwich

15 Feb 2017 | 3:25 PM

By Toby Davis LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) Newcastle United stayed top of the English Championship (second tier) as Jamaal Lascelles grabbed an 81st-minute equaliser to salvage a 2-2 draw at Norwich City today.

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Mane urges Liverpool to finish season on the front foot

Mane urges Liverpool to finish season on the front foot

15 Feb 2017 | 2:10 PM

Undated, Feb 15 (Reuters) Liverpool must not dwell on their woeful start to 2017 but instead use it as motivation to turn their faltering season around, forward Sadio Mane has said.

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'Professional' Martial impresses Ibrahimovic at Man Utd

'Professional' Martial impresses Ibrahimovic at Man Utd

15 Feb 2017 | 2:03 PM

Undated, Feb 15 (Reuters) Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has heaped praise on team mate Anthony Martial for the professional and mature manner in which the forward has responded to recent criticism from manager Jose Mourinho.

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IWL: Eastern Sporting Union crowned champions

IWL: Eastern Sporting Union crowned champions

14 Feb 2017 | 7:19 PM

(Rptg, Correcting Headline) New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) Eastern Sporting Union (ESU) became the champions of the inaugural edition of the Indian Women’s League (IWL) after thrashing Rising Student’s Club (RSC) 3-0 at the Ambedkar Stadium here today.

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Lajong to take Kingfisher East Bengal tomorrow

Lajong to take Kingfisher East Bengal tomorrow

14 Feb 2017 | 4:49 PM

Shillong, Feb 14 (UNI) After playing five back to back matches at home, Shillong Lajong FC gets ready for another battle, this time away from home, in Siliguri when they take on Bengal Giants, Kingfisher East Bengal tomorrow at the Kanchenjunga Stadium.

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