• Son calls for patience as Koreans turn to youth for 2022
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    Son calls for patience as Koreans turn to youth for 2022

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The pressure is on in Asia as attention turns to qualification for the 2022 World Cup.

  • How does Euro 2020 qualifying work?
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    How does Euro 2020 qualifying work?

    Euro 2020 qualifiers get under way on Thursday with 24 places up for grabs at next year's tournament, which will be held in 12 countries across Europe. UEFA's inaugural Nations League played in the Autumn of 2018 split the 55 members into four tiers (League A-D) with four groups in each. The

  • At low point after own goal, Gonzalez called Berhalter
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    At low point after own goal, Gonzalez called Berhalter

    DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — After the worst moment of his soccer life, after his own goal at Trinidad and Tobago helped cost the United States a World Cup, Omar Gonzalez called Gregg Berhalter.

  • Kane welcomes great expectations on England
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    Kane welcomes great expectations on England

    England should embrace their new-found status as one of the favourites for a major tournament, believes captain Harry Kane.

  • Rabiot 'held hostage' by PSG, claims mother
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    Rabiot 'held hostage' by PSG, claims mother

    Adrien Rabiot's agent has accused Paris Saint-Germain of holding the midfielder "hostage" after he was suspended for going to a nightclub following their Champions League defeat by Manchester United. The French international has been in conflict with PSG as he wants to leave the club at

  • Evra denies homophobia after social media spat with PSG
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    Evra denies homophobia after social media spat with PSG

    Patrice Evra has hit back at accusations of homophobia after Paris Saint-Germain blasted the former France captain for calling the Ligue 1 club "a bunch of queers" in the aftermath of their Champions League exit to Manchester United. Earlier, PSG condemned "Patrice Evra's homophobic

  • PSG scores legal win over UEFA in financial monitoring case
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    PSG scores legal win over UEFA in financial monitoring case

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain won an initial legal battle with UEFA on Tuesday over the monitoring of its spending on player transfers and wages, and sponsorship deals linked to the club's Qatari owner.

  • Turkish Cypriot leader snubs peace football match
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    Turkish Cypriot leader snubs peace football match

    Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci snubbed a football match Tuesday aimed at fostering dialogue on the divided island, in a row over where the game was played. The match between Cypriot club Nea Salamina Ammochostou and Magusa Turk Gucu, from the breakaway north, kicked off in the mixed village of

  • Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp
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    Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp

    England captain Harry Kane insists the Three Lions' squad are too united to be divided by the tension of club rivalries surrounding the Premier League title race and upcoming Champions League ties. Four English sides have reached the last eight of the Champions League for the first time in a decade

  • Inter get suspended stand closure for Kessie racist abuse
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    Inter get suspended stand closure for Kessie racist abuse

    Inter have been handed a suspended stand closure on Monday for racist abuse by their fans towards AC Milan's Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie during last weekend's city derby. The Italian football federation's sports judge said three officials in different parts of the stadium twice heard

  • Big win for PSG as UEFA financial probe dropped
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    Big win for PSG as UEFA financial probe dropped

    Paris Saint-Germain won a major victory Tuesday when the world's top sports court backed the French champions against European football's governing body UEFA over club finances. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld PSG's appeal against a UEFA decision to reopen a probe into the club

  • Inter handed suspended sentence for more racist chants
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    Inter handed suspended sentence for more racist chants

    MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan has been handed a suspended sentence of having one of its stands closed for a match after its fans were again found guilty of racist chanting.

  • Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp
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    Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp

    England captain Harry Kane insists the Three Lions' squad are too united to be divided by the tension surrounding the Premier League title race and upcoming Champions League ties. Four English sides have reached the last eight of Europe's premier club competition for the first time in a decade

  • Ronaldo ban would be 'crazy', says Juve teammate Bernardeschi
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    Ronaldo ban would be 'crazy', says Juve teammate Bernardeschi

    Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus teammate Federico Bernardeschi said Tuesday it would be "crazy" for UEFA to suspend the Portuguese forward for his controversial goal celebration. "It's something that I don't think needs looking at, it (a suspension) would be crazy," international

  • 'Like Suarez': Serbia star Jovic set to shine against Germany
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    'Like Suarez': Serbia star Jovic set to shine against Germany

    Rising Eintracht Frankfurt star Luka Jovic is hoping to maintain his superb form when he lines up for Serbia against Germany in a friendly this Wednesday. Jovic, 21, is set to make only his fourth international appearance in Wolfsburg against the Germans, but for Frankfurt fans, he is already a superstar

  • Everton boss Silva fined £12,000 for Newcastle outburst
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    Everton boss Silva fined £12,000 for Newcastle outburst

    Everton manager Marco Silva has been fined £12,000 ($16,000, 14,000 euros) for confronting match officials on the pitch following his side's 3-2 defeat at Newcastle earlier this month, the Football Association announced Tuesday. "The Everton manager accepted an improper conduct charge from

  • Giggs hits back after Zlatan criticism of Man Utd 'Class of 92'
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    Giggs hits back after Zlatan criticism of Man Utd 'Class of 92'

    Ryan Giggs has responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of the "Class of 92" by insisting players with "over 2,000 games between us" are entitled to have an opinion about Manchester United. Former United striker Ibrahimovic claimed in a newspaper interview that the ongoing

  • Impact Wrestling to Use OVW as Its Minor Leagues Again
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    Impact Wrestling to Use OVW as Its Minor Leagues Again

    Louisville, Kentucky’s Ohio Valley Wrestling will once again serve as the minor-league system for Impact Wrestling, feeding talent to the larger company.The renewed partnership follows the two pro-wrestling promotions’ co-billed Louisville event, One Night Only: Clash in the Bluegrass. That Davis Arena

  • Deschamps keen to lead France into 2022 World Cup
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    Deschamps keen to lead France into 2022 World Cup

    France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps has told AFP he would like to remain in his job until the 2022 finals in Qatar. The 50-year-old Deschamps, who took charge of France in 2012, guided Les Bleus to a second World Cup title in Russia, two decades after lifting the trophy as captain

  • Czech 'keeper Vaclik out of England Euro qualifier
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    Czech 'keeper Vaclik out of England Euro qualifier

    Sevilla 'keeper Tomas Vaclik has been ruled out of the Czech team for their opening Euro 2020 qualifying clash against England at Wembley on Friday due to a torn muscle. Doctors said the 'keeper would also sit out their friendly with Brazil in Prague on March 26 and will likely be replaced by

  • Europe-based budding stars get Olympic call-ups in Africa
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    Europe-based budding stars get Olympic call-ups in Africa

    Young Africans on the books of clubs in top European leagues have been called up for Olympic Games qualifying duty with 26 matches scheduled between Wednesday and next Tuesday. Among them are two goalkeepers, Congolese Will-Cesaire Matimbou from Paris Saint-Germain and Ivorian Nicolas Tie from Chelsea

  • Giorgio Armani designs Italian national soccer team's formal uniforms
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    Giorgio Armani designs Italian national soccer team's formal uniforms

    The Italian Soccer Federation has signed a four-year deal with Giorgio Armani to design the formal off-field uniforms of the Italian men's national soccer team, the women's national team and the national under-21 team. Players in Italy's national soccer team will now wear Emporio Armani

  • Sanchez wants to bring 'joy' to Manchester United fans
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    Sanchez wants to bring 'joy' to Manchester United fans

    Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez is determined to succeed at the club and says he still believes in himself despite a disappointing first year at Old Trafford. The Chile international, who is likely to be sidelined for another month with a knee injury, has endured a frustrating time since his

  • 'Dortmund can't afford any mistakes' says Bayern star Mueller
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    'Dortmund can't afford any mistakes' says Bayern star Mueller

    Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller has warned title rivals Borussia Dortmund that they cannot afford to slip up as a nail-biting Bundesliga title race enters the final stretch. "They know they can't afford to make any mistakes, because we are in really good shape," Mueller told Germany

  • Ryan Giggs determined to win over Wales doubters
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    Ryan Giggs determined to win over Wales doubters

    Ryan Giggs is determined to win over his doubters and believes that the 2020 European Championship campaign will define his time as Wales manager. Wales start their Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Slovakia on Sunday, with the jury still out on Giggs's 14 months in charge since he succeeded Chris