• German football boss blasts Infantino over lack of transparency
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    German football boss blasts Infantino over lack of transparency

    German Football Federation president Reinhard Grindel has launched a withering attack on FIFA president Gianni Infantino over a lack of transparency on proposals for new competitions in an interview with Sportbuzzer.de published on Wednesday. "With this lack of transparency on these questions he

  • Solskjaer looks to rescue United again, this time as coach
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    Solskjaer looks to rescue United again, this time as coach

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on another rescue mission at Manchester United, this time as manager.

  • Russia's Mutko resigns as Football Union chief
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    Russia's Mutko resigns as Football Union chief

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, a long-serving sports official entangled in allegations of state-sponsored doping, resigned as head of Russia's Football Union on Wednesday, the soccer body said. The announcement followed a string of decisions that recently have rolled back Mutko'

  • 'Legend' Solskjaer named Manchester United caretaker manager
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    'Legend' Solskjaer named Manchester United caretaker manager

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on Wednesday named as Manchester United's caretaker manager until the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho. The former United striker will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club looks for a new full-time

  • Pochettino won't rule out United move
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    Pochettino won't rule out United move

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out replacing Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Pochettino is believed to be United's top choice to succeed Mourinho following his sacking on Tuesday. The Argentine signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham in May and has spoken at

  • Man City survive shoot-out to reach League Cup semis
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    Man City survive shoot-out to reach League Cup semis

    Manchester City survived a penalty shoot-out to reach the League Cup semi-finals as young keeper Arijanit Muric starred in the dramatic finale to the holders' win over Leicester on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola's side took the lead when Kevin De Bruyne marked his return from injury with a fine finish

  • Solskjaer set for United interim role after website gaffe
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    Solskjaer set for United interim role after website gaffe

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United's interim manager after the club appeared to accidently announce the appointment on their website. Mourinho was axed on Tuesday after just two-and-half years in charge at Old Trafford and the troubled Premier League club

  • Three things Man United need to fix as Solskjaer takes temporary charge
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    Three things Man United need to fix as Solskjaer takes temporary charge

    Manchester United's decision to sack Jose Mourinho brought an abrupt end to his troubled reign but the fallout at Old Trafford will linger for months to come. United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager to see them through to the end of the season before hiring a long-term successor

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer -- Super sub to Man United hotseat
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    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer -- Super sub to Man United hotseat

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer etched himself into Manchester United folklore in the manic closing seconds of their Champions League win against Bayern Munich in 1999. Alex Ferguson's team had wrapped up the Premier League title and won the FA Cup but their dreams of a unique treble appeared to be over as

  • Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroads
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    Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroads

    Wanted: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer.

  • The Latest: Has Norwegian PM let slip Solskjaer appointment?
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    The Latest: Has Norwegian PM let slip Solskjaer appointment?

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on Jose Mourinho's departure from Manchester United (all times local):

  • Cavani ties League Cup goals record as PSG advance
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    Cavani ties League Cup goals record as PSG advance

    Edinson Cavani scored his 15th French League Cup goal in Tuesday's 2-1 victory at second tier Orleans in the last 16 to equal the record held by former Paris Saint-Germain star Pauleta.

  • Milan labour to goalless draw at Bologna
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    Milan labour to goalless draw at Bologna

    Gennaro Gattuso's AC Milan stumbled to a second successive 0-0 draw in Serie A on Tuesday away to a Bologna side coached by fellow 2006 World Cup winner Filippo Inzaghi.

  • Man City reaches League Cup semifinals after shootout win
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    Man City reaches League Cup semifinals after shootout win

    On a tumultuous day for beleaguered Manchester United, crosstown rival Manchester City advanced to the English League Cup semifinals to keep in the hunt for trophies on four fronts this season.

  • River Plate loses on penalties to Al Ain at Club World Cup
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    River Plate loses on penalties to Al Ain at Club World Cup

    AL AIN CITY, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South American champion River Plate was upset by Al Ain FC in the Club World Cup on Tuesday, losing in a penalty shootout after the semifinal finished 2-2 following extra time.

  • Manchester United sack Mourinho in bid to turn season round
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    Manchester United sack Mourinho in bid to turn season round

    Manchester United sacked manager Jose Mourinho on Tuesday after the club's worst start to a season in nearly three decades, hoping to bring about a radical change in atmosphere and the direction of the club. Mourinho's sacking comes just two-and-a-half years into his tenure and three years and

  • Duesseldorf stuns Dortmund 2-1 as leaders fall to 1st defeat
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    Duesseldorf stuns Dortmund 2-1 as leaders fall to 1st defeat

    BERLIN (AP) — Promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf stunned Borussia Dortmund with a 2-1 win on Tuesday, dealing the leader its first Bundesliga loss of the season.

  • Fortuna hand Bundesliga leaders Dortmund shock loss
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    Fortuna hand Bundesliga leaders Dortmund shock loss

    Borussia Dortmund were left reeling on Tuesday after a breathtaking goal from Jean Zimmer saw them lose 2-1 to relegation candidates Fortuna Duesseldorf in a sensational first league defeat of the season. The defeat saw Dortmund's lead at the top of the table shrink to six points after Thorgan Hazard

  • 10-man AC Milan draws 0-0 at relegation-threatened Bologna
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    10-man AC Milan draws 0-0 at relegation-threatened Bologna

    ROME (AP) — Following a week in which it was eliminated from the Europa League and hit with a financial fair play penalty, AC Milan didn't do much to help itself with a 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened Bologna in Serie A on Tuesday.

  • Ibrahimovic re-signs with LA Galaxy as designated player
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    Ibrahimovic re-signs with LA Galaxy as designated player

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy have put to rest any rumors about his future.

  • Al Ain shock River Plate to reach Club World Cup final
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    Al Ain shock River Plate to reach Club World Cup final

    Al Ain stunned Copa Libertadores winners River Plate 5-4 on penalties on Tuesday after a lively 2-2 draw to clinch a place in the Club World Cup final and set up a potential showdown with Real Madrid in the United Arab Emirates. Sweden international Marcus Berg flicked in a corner at the near post to

  • 'Caption this': Pogba deletes cryptic post after Mourinho axed
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    'Caption this': Pogba deletes cryptic post after Mourinho axed

    Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba quickly deleted a controversial social media post of him smiling after manager Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club on Tuesday. Mourinho was dismissed on Tuesday after United's worst start in 28 years left them trailing Premier League leaders Liverpool by

  • Column: Sacking Mourinho will allow United to rebuild
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    Column: Sacking Mourinho will allow United to rebuild

    When you're in a hole, stop digging: That's the strategy Manchester United is pursuing by sacking Jose Mourinho.

  • Mourinho sacking a 'shame', says Real Madrid's Marcelo
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    Mourinho sacking a 'shame', says Real Madrid's Marcelo

    Real Madrid defender Marcelo believes it is a "shame" Jose Mourinho has been sacked as coach of Manchester United and has paid tribute to his work at the Spanish club. Mourinho was dismissed by United on Tuesday after a poor run of form left the club sixth in the Premier League table and 19

  • Los Angeles Galaxy confirm Ibrahimovic return
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    Los Angeles Galaxy confirm Ibrahimovic return

    The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed Tuesday that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would rejoin the club next season after a successful debut in Major League Soccer. A statement from the Galaxy said Ibrahimovic, 37, would return as one of the club's designated players after scoring 22 goals in 27