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Off-field Matters Attract Players To Manchester United

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Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alacantara and Gareth Bale – these are but a few names that turned down a move to Manchester United after the club lifted its 20th English title – 11 points ahead of second place, Manchester City. Stars … Continue reading

Libya Withdraws As Hosts Of 2017 African Cup of Nations

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2017 Africa Cup of Nations

Libya lost the rights to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals today, citing the country’s “unstable security situation” due to ongoing conflicts and political volatility in the nation. Libya has been plagued with turmoil since 2011 following … Continue reading

Marcos Rojo Will Be a Perfect Addition to Manchester United’s Defense

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Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon have agreed to the purchase of Marcos Rojo on a fee believed to be £16 million, in addition to a season-long loan deal for Nani. Rojo first signed for Spartak Moscow on a five-year deal … Continue reading

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Out For At Least 6 Weeks Due to Injury

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Paris Saint-Germain has been rocked by the news that their talismanic striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will be out for close to six weeks due to injury. Ibrahimovic was forced off with an injury after just 15 minutes into the Ligue 1 … Continue reading

Premier League Continues to Gain Popularity in Kenya

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From the French Riviera to India’s Taj Mahal; from the environs of the Statue of Liberty in America to the wilderness of Kenya’s eccentric landscapes, there is one common language that pervades topological boundaries – the global dialect of soccer. … Continue reading

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Burnley 2014/15 Season Preview: The Clarets Face a Battle Against The Odds

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Burnley has worked the transfer market in a typically low budget manner, spending only £1.5million pounds while acquiring other signings on a free. That comes as no surprise as manager Sean Dyche had spent only £450,000 on transfers in less … Continue reading

Italy Appoints Antonio Conte As Head Coach On 2-Year Deal

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Former Juventus coach, Antonio Conte, has been appointed as the new coach for the Italian national team, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed today. Since the unexpected resignation of former Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, in the wake of their dismal … Continue reading

Manchester United 2014/15 Season Preview: New Faces at Old Trafford Herald New Dawn

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Manchester United has started the post-Moyes era in remarkable fashion, having not lost in any of their six pre-season friendlies as they settle relatively well into Louis Van Gaal’s unorthodox 3-5-2 system. Their last friendly fixture – against Valencia – … Continue reading

Everton Signs Ghana Midfielder Christian Atsu on Season-Long Loan

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Everton FC announced the club has reached an agreement in principle to sign the Chelsea winger, Christian Atsu, on a season-long loan, according to Everton manager Roberto Martínez. Martinez’s men finished fifth last season, running out of gas in the … Continue reading

France vs. Germany Preview: European Powers Face Off in Quarterfinals

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  This match has all the ingredients to serve a titanic meal to soccer fans all around the world twice over. Whether it will be France avenging their 1982 loss in the World Cup semi-finals to the Germans on penalties … Continue reading

France vs Nigeria Preview: Teams Seek Berth In Final 8

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No African team has managed to qualify past the quarter-finals stage in the World Cup, but based on their last game against Argentina, Nigeria look the most likely side of the two African teams to go furthest in Brazil. Nigeria … Continue reading

Spain vs Chile Preview and Predicted Lineups for World Cup Clash

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The clash between Spain and Chile at the iconic Maracana stadium is an example of two teams at opposite ends of the spectrum. The former are smarting from a 5-1 demolishing at the hands of Netherlands, while the latter will … Continue reading

Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal: Wenger’s Not So Memorable 1000th Game

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Before the Chelsea-Arsenal match, many Gooners were looking forward to the game against Jose Mourinho’s team, as they dreamed of a memorable victory in Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge that would take the Gunners to one point behind Chelsea … Continue reading

Patience of Manchester United Fans Is Paying Off For Moyes And Team

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While Manchester United were recently protecting a precious one goal lead against Southampton, manager David Moyes made the most negative change in his short United career thus far. He took off the energetic Wayne Rooney, and replaced him with Chris … Continue reading

Phil Jones is Better For Manchester United As a Midfielder Instead of Centre-Back

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Manchester United and England footballer Phil Jones has made it no secret that he is most comfortable playing for both club and country at the heart of defense. Yet he often finds himself playing at right-back or central midfield for … Continue reading

Arsenal Consider £15million Bid to Sign Chelsea Striker Demba Ba

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After having failed with a late bid to land Demba Ba from Chelsea in the summer transfer window, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is back at it again. Arsenal is reportedly considering a £15million bid for the Senegalese international in January, … Continue reading

Watch the 5 Goals Scored By Goalkeepers in the Premier League From 2001-2013 [VIDEO]

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In the past 13 years, roughly 0.38 goals per year have been scored by goalkeepers in the Premier League. So when a goalkeeper does score, it’s such a rare treat that it’s something you want to embrace and watch over … Continue reading