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Gareth Bale targets 6 trophies with R. Madrid

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Real Madrid midfielder Gareth Bale has targeted a clean sweep of six trophies this season. The Welshman, 25, is back in his home country for Tuesday night’s Uefa Super Cup match against Sevilla at Cardiff City Stadium. Real will also compete for the Champions League, La Liga, the Copa del Rey, the Fifa Club World Cup and the Supercopa de ...

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Real Madrid face Sevilla in Uefa Super Cup today

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Summer signings James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos are in line to make their Real Madrid debuts in Tuesday’s Uefa Super Cup against Sevilla on Tuesday. Rodriguez, who won the World Cup Golden Boot after scoring six goals for Colombia, joined from Monaco for a fee, including add-ons, of about £71m. Germany World Cup winner Kroos is also set to feature ...

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Tavecchio confirmed as new FIGC president

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Carlo Tavecchio has been named as the new president of the Italian Football Association (FIGC), the body has announced. The 71-year-old was vice-president of the federation from 2009, but confirmed his candidacy for the top job following Giancarlo Abete’s decision to resign after Italy’s early exit from the World Cup in Brazil in June. And despite a controversial campaign, in ...

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Germany’s Miroslav Klose quits international football

Miroslav Klose: Retires from internationals

Germany’s World Cup-winning striker Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from international football. Klose, 36, scored two goals in the World Cup in Brazil, making him the highest-scoring player in the tournament’s history with 16, one ahead of Brazil’s Ronaldo. With a career total of 71 goals, Klose is also the highest-scoring player for Germany. Klose, who was born in ...

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Togo want Guinea match relocated over Ebola fears

Medical staff working with Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) prepare to bring food to patients kept in an isolation area at the MSF Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun July 20, 2014.

Togo want next month’s Africa Cup of Nations game in Guinea to be moved because of fears about the Ebola virus. The match, the responsibility of the Confederation of African Football, is scheduled for 5 or 6 September and is in the first group round of qualifiers. More than 300 people have died from Ebola in Guinea, the origin of ...

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Everton set to confirm Atsu signing

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Everton expect to formally announce the signing of Christian Atsu from Chelsea on loan on Monday. The Black Stars player had reportedly been the target of premier league clubs Sunderland and QPR but it appears that the Merseyside club have won the battle to secure his signature for the season. Atsu  could be the winger Roberto Martinez has craved this ...

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Man City sign Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala for £32m

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Manchester City have signed defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto for a fee understood to be about £32m. The 23-year-old Frenchman came close to joining City in January and was inadvertently pictured in a ‘signing’ video on the club’s website last month. “He is already a fine player,” said City boss Manuel Pellegrini. “But, in my opinion, he has all of ...

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Zubizarreta still open to new Barcelona signings

Barcelona's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is still open to more additions if the right players become available.

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has hinted the signing of Thomas Vermaelen may not be the last of the summer. Vermaelen completed his move to Barca on Sunday, signing a five-year contract at the Nou Camp after joining from Arsenal for a fee that could eventually rise to €18.8 million (£15million). The Belgium international joins Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Claudio ...

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Barcelona confirm Vermaelen still has a hamstring injury

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Barcelona have confirmed that new £15million signing Thomas Vermaelen is still carrying a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old was presented at the Nou Camp on Sunday after completing his move from Arsenal to the Catalan side and admitted he was not yet 100 per cent fit after getting injured during Belgium’s 1-0 win over Russia in the World Cup, which meant ...

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Mauricio Pochettino ready to trim Tottenham squad

Maurico Pochettino: Prepared to be 'clinical' with squad selection

Mauricio Pochettino is ready to wield the axe at Tottenham Hotspur, with seven players needing to be trimmed from his squad. With less than a week to go before Spurs kick-off the new Premier League season with a trip to London rivals West Ham United, some big decisions are required at White Hart Lane. Pochettino has 32 senior players on ...

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