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Messi and Aguero in Argentina preliminary Copa America squad

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the returning Sergio Aguero headed the 23-man Copa America squad announced by Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni on Wednesday. Paris Saint Germain winger Angel Di Maria was also included but there was no place for striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at Chelsea from Juventus."These are the best players in... Continue Reading →

Man City’s Sterling wants to meet FA, league about racism

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, who is leading the fight against racism in soccer, said on Tuesday he hoped to talk to officials at England's Football Association and the Premier League about combating the menace. Sterling told a conference in New York that the hectic nature of a footballer's schedule was the only thing that... Continue Reading →

Herrera confirms Man United exit in emotional farewell video

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the Premier League season when his contract expires, the 29-year-old said on Saturday. The Spaniard, who joined United in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao, announced his departure in an emotional farewell video on the club's Twitter account. British media have... Continue Reading →

Pressure is a privilege as City look to close out title

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants his side to embrace the "privilege" of being in pole position to retain the Premier League title when they travel to Brighton on Sunday. City go into the final day of the season one point ahead of Liverpool after a title race that has raised the bar from anything... Continue Reading →

Ex-Fifa boss Blatter says money risks ruining the sport

Sepp Blatter, the former boss of soccer's world governing body Fifa who was ousted during a corruption scandal, has said money risks ruining the sport. Fifa's Ethics Committee banned Blatter, who led Fifa for 17 years, from "all football activities" in 2015 after finding him guilty of unethical conduct related to a global corruption scandal... Continue Reading →

Interlagos has contract for 2020, says F1 boss Bratches

Formula One is keen to race in Rio de Janeiro but the current contract with Sao Paulo also covers next year, commercial managing director Sean Bratches said on Saturday. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro told reporters on Wednesday that the country's grand prix will be held in Rio from 2020 onwards, with a new track to... Continue Reading →

Allegri amused by talk of his departure

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is amused by talk that he will leave the club at the end of the season, he said on Saturday, adding that he still had to meet club president Andrea Agnelli to discuss plans for the future. There has been media reports that Allegri wants a greater role over transfers if... Continue Reading →

Relegation threatened Leopards in must-win clash

Black Leopards will be fighting for their Absa Premiership survival when they host Cape Town City at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kick off is at 3pm CAT. Leopards have gone seven matches without a win following their 1-1 draw away to AmaZulu on May 4. The result saw the Limpopo side drop into the... Continue Reading →

La Liga posts record financial figures

Spain's football league, La Liga, announced on Thursday that their clubs had posted a record revenue of €4.479 billion for the 2017-18 season. The number marks a 20.6 percent growth from the previous campaign (€3.6 billion) and therefore becomes the best in the competition's history. Crucially, it has not been bloated by a new TV... Continue Reading →

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