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Category: European club football

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The rush after Russia – Premier League clubs struggle with new transfer deadline

With only three weeks until Premier League window closes activity will be squeezed into an uncomfortably small windowThere are only three weeks until the Premier League transfer window closes, the day before the season begins and 22 days before top-fli…

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‘It used to be about Man United-ness’: how ICC changed the pre-season friendly

The International Champions Cup has been on a mission to change summer warm-ups into something worth playing forCharlie Stillitano knows exactly when everything fell into place. “I sat down with José Mourinho in 2003 and he said. ‘I want to play really…

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Celtic face Rosenborg in Champions League qualifying after cruising to win

• Comfortable 3-0 home victory seals 6-0 aggregate win• Moussa Dembélé hits double against AlashkertTen-man Celtic cruised into the Champions League second qualifying round with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Alashkert at Parkhead.The Hoops’ 3-0 win i…

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Ten players whose transfer values surged at the World Cup

Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Ivan Perisic and Eden Hazard will command much higher fees now than a month agoBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredWell that was fun, wasn’t it? The 2018 World Cup delivered entertainment until the very last. As ever, a number of…

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Rangers face ‘a hell of a lot of work’, warns Steven Gerrard

• Rangers draw in Skopje but progress in Europa League• Ibrox manager admits concern over shot-shy strikersSteven Gerrard admitted he has concerns about Rangers’ shot-shy strikers after their stalemate with FK Shkupi in Macedonia.Rangers squeezed …

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Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘Usually players of my age go to Qatar or to China’

The striker revealed his hunger to succeed at Juventus after his move and added: ‘I’m very grateful for this opportunity’Even as Cristiano Ronaldo settled in for his first Juventus press conference it somehow did not quite feel real. There he was, fles…

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Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled at Juventus – live!

Updates, reaction and news as €100m Ronaldo arrives in TurinRonaldo at Madrid was more than just goals. The end feels coldAny thoughts? You can email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 5.16pm BST This was Paolo Bandini’s verdict when the deal was announced las…

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Will Jesse Marsch’s move to Europe stop the jokes about US coaches?

Coaches who start their careers in MLS have often been treated as walking punchlines in Europe. But that perception may be changingMinutes before kick off, Domènec Torrent and Chris Armas shook hands on the touchline. This, a derby match between New Yo…

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West Ham sign Felipe Anderson in club-record deal from Lazio

West Ham will pay initial £33.5m to LazioAnderson has agreed a four-year deal with the clubWest Ham have signed midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio for a club-record fee. The Premier League side will pay an initial fee of £33.5m for the Brazilian, wh…

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Will former banker Maurizio Sarri reap dividends for Chelsea? | Paolo Bandini

The new coach at Stamford Bridge rarely surprised anyone with his tactics at Napoli, yet they often swept opponents asideAt last, Chelsea can see “a fumata bianca”. In the lexicon of Italian football journalism, that phrase – “white smoke” – is used to…

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Cristiano Ronaldo for €100m at 33? Indulgence or Juventus masterstroke? | Paolo Bandini

To pay such a sum for a player surely past his peak seems a risk but the Italian champions have not made many mistakes latelyCristiano Ronaldo described it in matter-of-fact terms as “the moment to begin a new cycle”. In Italy the headline writers went…

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Transfer window: deals you may have missed because of the World Cup

While events in Russia have hogged the headlines, the market has rolled along. Catch up on the summer’s big deals in Europe’s top leaguesThe Unai Emery era has begun at Arsenal, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno and full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving and…

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When Italy players did national service – at the Military World Cup

Gianluca Vialli won the Military World Cup in 1987 while on national service – unlike Alessandro Del Piero and Fabio Cannavaro, who were sent off in a defeat to Cyprus in 1995By Ricci Potts for The Gentleman UltraThere is an odd tendency to conflate fo…

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Thomas Lemar agrees to join Atlético Madrid as Griezmann extends contract

French internationals sign contracts at team’s World Cup baseDefender Lucas Hernández also extends contract to 2024Thomas Lemar has agreed to join Atlético Madrid from Monaco, with the winger signing a contract at France’s World Cup base in Russia.The …

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Sporting meltdown casts shadow over Portugal’s World Cup buildup

The chaos at the Lisbon club, where staff have been attacked and whose president’s outbursts have sparked player unrest, has been an unwelcome distraction for Portugal“Spoiled kids, let’s resolve this then …” wrote the Sporting president, Bruno de Carv…

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Football transfer rumours: Liverpool in for Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha?

Today’s fluff is feeling slightly overshadowedOnce, after his spectacles were knocked off and broken during boisterous goalscoring celebrations by Liverpool at Norwich, Jürgen Klopp was moved to note: “I have a second pair but I couldn’t find them. It’…

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Julen Lopetegui to join Real Madrid as head coach after World Cup

• Spain coach signs three-year contract at the Bernabéu• Lopetegui’s side face Portugal in World Cup on FridayReal Madrid have announced that the Spain head coach Julen Lopetegui will take over as manager at the Bernabéu after 2018 World Cup in Russia….

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Patrick Vieira leaves NYC FC with his – and MLS’s – reputation enhanced

The Frenchman turned New York City FC into a contender and also showed that the league can act as a proving ground for young coachesThe tributes started long before Patrick Vieira had officially departed as head coach of New York City FC.In the wake of…

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Transfer window 2018 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leagues

All the moves in the top leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany as well as club-by-club guides for all the ins and outs this summer Continue reading…

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It’s the Sids 2018! The complete review of the 2017-18 La Liga season

Barcelona cantered to the title but couldn’t go unbeaten, the Madrid clubs each landed a European trophy and Real Betis were the great entertainersAll that and in the end it came down to this … nothing. There were tears and plenty of emotion, Fernando …