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‘We’ve learned a lot from him’: Luis Rubiales after Luis Enrique steps down as Spain coach – video

Spain coach Luis Enrique stood down on Wednesday for “personal reasons” after 11 months in charge. The former Barcelona coach will be replaced by his assistant Robert Moreno, who has been in temporary charge since March when Enrique was granted absent …

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‘I’m hurt’: Platini says questioning over Qatar World Cup was painful – video

Former Uefa president Michel Platini said he was hurt by questioning from French authorities after he was detained over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini, who has never denied voting for the Gulf state in December 2010, was ques…

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‘We don’t need smaller goals,’ says USA’s Crystal Dunn at Women’s World Cup – video

USA left-back Crystal Dunn has spoken out against her former manager, Chelsea’s Emma Hayes, saying the women’s game does not need smaller pitches and goals to make it more appealing.The USA put 13 goals past the Thai goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying…

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‘It could be a good time for a new challenge’: Pogba hints at move from Manchester United – video

Manchester United midfielder and former world record signing Paul Pogba says the time may have come for a move away from the Premier League club. The Frenchman told reporters in Tokyo that now ‘could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere els…

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Luka Jovic ‘happiest man in the world’ to be joining Real Madrid – video

The striker Luka Jovic was officially unveiled by Real Madrid on Wednesday in a ceremony at the Bernabéu following his move to Spain from Eintracht Frankfurt. The 21-year-old Serb said he is the ‘happiest man in the world’. Continue reading…

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England hero Jordan Pickford savours scoring in penalty shoot-out win – video

Jordan Pickford reveals he was nervous before stepping up for his penalty against Switzerland, but weeks of practise prepared him to become England’s first goalkeeper to take one in a competitive game. Pickford emerged as an unlikely saviour when he sc…

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Arsenal’s Mesut Özil gets married, with Turkish president as best man – video

Mesut Özil, the former German international footballer, married his fiancee in Istanbul with the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, as his best man. The Arsenal midfielder, who has Turkish ancestry, previously sparked anger when he posed for phot…

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Arsenal’s Mesut Özil gets married, with Turkish president as best man – video

Mesut Özil, the former German international footballer, married his fiancee in Istanbul with the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, as his best man. The Arsenal midfielder, who has Turkish ancestry, previously sparked anger when he posed for phot…

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England fans clash with riot police in Porto – video

Portuguese police clashed with England fans in the centre of Porto on Wednesday after beer glasses were thrown in a  fan zone set up for the Nations League finals. Three England fans were reportedly arrested. The FA last week urged suppo…

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Van Dijk and Wijnaldum given rapturous welcome by Netherlands teammates – video

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum were given a rapturous reception by their Netherlands teammates after returning to training as winners of the Champions League. The Dutch duo, who claimed Europe’s top prize with Liverpool following a…

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Liverpool parade Champions League trophy to ecstatic fans – video

Thousands of Liverpool fans celebrated in the city centre as their team paraded the Champions League trophy from an open-top bus. Fans set off flares and sang throughout the day as Liverpool was turned red, and fireworks were set off from the top of th…

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Liverpool bring home Champions League trophy – in pictures

Fans lined the streets in Liverpool as their heroes brought back the Champions League trophy after winning the biggest prize in European football for the sixth time Continue reading…

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The moment Liverpool fans found out their team had won Champions League – video

Liverpool fans have been celebrating after their club defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final to win a sixth European titleLiverpool win Champions League after Salah and Origi sink Tottenham – as it happened! Continue reading…

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José Antonio Reyes: Former Arsenal player dies aged 35 – video obituary

Former Arsenal player José Antonio Reyes died in a car accident aged 35, Spanish club Sevilla announced on Saturday. Reyes was playing at Extremadura following a career that included eight years at Sevilla and spells at Atlético and Real Madrid. The fo…

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Pochettino: Spurs must ‘trust the universe’ for Champions League glory – video

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his team must play with the freedom of their youth to overcome Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday night, adding they will need some luck to win their first ever Champions League trophy…

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Jürgen Klopp: ‘I am probably the world record holder for winning semi-finals’ – video

Jürgen Klopp has spoken to the media before the Champions League final. Speaking before the game, Klopp was asked about whether he felt he’d had luck in his career, after losing his last six major finals. He replied ‘I am probably the world record hold…

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Eden Hazard has done ‘great things’ at Chelsea and for football, say teammates – video

After scoring twice in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League final, Eden Hazard confirmed his desire to call time on his career with the London club to seek new challenges.Chelsea captain César Azpilicueta admitted Hazard’s depa…

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Unai Emery ‘proud’ of Arsenal’s season despite Europa League final defeat to Chelsea – video

Unai Emery has said he is proud of his first season as Arsenal manager and feels positive about the club’s future despite their loss to Chelsea in the Europa League final.Eden Hazard scored twice and created a third to steer Chelsea to a 4-1 victory ov…

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Matildas player Aivi Luik pledges to donate 1% of earnings to charity – video

The World Cup-bound midfielder says joining the Common Goal global movement was ‘a no-brainer’ after being introduced to the idea by her teammate Alex Chidiac. The pair have decided to give 1% of their earnings to the growing global cause, which t…

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Sarri frustrated after Higuaín and Pedro leave training session ahead of Europa League final – video

Maurizio Sarri stormed away from Chelsea’s training session at the Olympic Stadium on the eve of the Europa League final against Arsenal within an hour of admitting for the first time he is considering his future.Maurizio Sarri storms out of Chels…