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# football - Today’s News

Stunner from Coutinho lights up Iniesta's Barca farewell match Legend This post contains videos

Stunner from Coutinho lights up Iniesta's Barca farewell match

The Brazilian sealed victory as his iconic team-mate brings down the curtain on a remarkable career with the Catalan giants.

A bonkers end sees Inter stage dramatic comeback and pip Lazio to Champions League spot

Matias Vecino’s late header earned Luciano Spaletti’s side a 3-2 win and a return to European football’s elite club competition.

Club legend Torres bows out with two goals in final game for Atletico Madrid El Nino This post contains videos

Club legend Torres bows out with two goals in final game for Atletico Madrid

The Spanish striker was given a guard of honour after his brace in this evening’s 2-2 draw with Eibar.

'I've trained 13 years for these moments' - Alexander-Arnold not overwhelmed facing Ronaldo

Liverpool’s young defender said he is not intimidated playing against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final on Saturday.

Southgate looking to feed off 'English core' at Man City, United, Liverpool & Spurs

He emphasised the importance of his England players’ mentality heading into this summer’s World Cup.

'We are Liverpool' - Klopp rejects underdog tag ahead of Champions League final

Jurgen Klopp says those doubting the Reds’ chances in the Champions League final should not forget the club’s proud history.

'When I play I'm Luca, not Zidane' – Zinedine's son distances himself from legendary father

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane handed his son Luca his first start in the 2-2 La Liga draw at Villarreal.

# football - Yesterday’s News

Zidane's son makes costly mistake on debut as Real Madrid throw away two-goal lead

Debutant Luca Zidane’s late error allowed Villarreal to come from behind and secure a 2-2 draw in La Liga.

Celtic lift Scottish Cup to complete historic double treble

Brendan Rodgers’ side made history today.

Tears aplenty as Buffon says farewell in final Juventus appearance after 17 seasons

Juventus celebrated their seventh consecutive Serie A triumph with a 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday.

Juventus hope to announce signing of Emre Can after Champions League final

The German’s future looks close to being resolved after failing to agree a new contract at Anfield this season.

Former Liverpool and Germany defender takes managerial career to the A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers have announced the appointment of Markus Babbel as their new head coach.

Withdrawal of Denis O'Brien's funding won't hurt the FAI - John Delaney

“We knew when we were renewing the contracts this time around that it wouldn’t be available.”

David Silva to train with Spanish third-tier side ahead of World Cup

In a bid to regain match fitness ahead of the World Cup, David Silva is set to train with Spanish minnows Navalcarnero.

Zidane: I have 24 players available and I'm f*****

The prospect of players missing out on Real Madrid’s final two games of the season is giving their coach a major headache.

# football - Friday 18 May, 2018

'We used a little trickery' - '98 World Cup fixed to ensure France-Brazil final, admits Platini

The disgraced ex-Uefa boss says the group allocations for seeded teams were done to ensure a ‘dream’ meeting at Stade de France.

I'm not selfish enough to win the Ballon d'Or, says Hazard

The Chelsea star has been shortlisted in three of the last four years for the award.

Steve McClaren has found himself a job back in English football

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the former England, Middlesbrough and FC Twente boss is talking over from Ian Holloway.

Man United sweating on Lukaku's fitness ahead of FA Cup final showdown with Chelsea

Jose Mourinho will wait until the ‘last moment’ to decide on whether the key attacker is fit to play.

'Not going to lie, I'm gutted...This is hard to take' - Joe Hart on World Cup rejection

The goalkeeper has played in nine of England’s World Cup qualifiers.

Kluivert preparing for Ajax exit after contract feud

Prized Ajax youngster Justin Kluivert admits he is thinking of leaving the club, accusing them of trying to force him to sign a new deal.

# football - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Mo Salah's boots to be displayed at a British Museum ahead of Champions League final

The Liverpool star’s footwear has been donated to the London institution after winning the Premier League Golden Boot.

'He has all the qualities to do the Arsenal job' - Gunners boss backs former captain Arteta

Arsene Wenger believes the Man City coach possesses the attributes to succeed him.

Ligue 1 club to part company with Claudio Ranieri after just one season

The Premier League-winning manager indicated last month that he would stay at Nantes for the 2018-19 campaign.

'We were very close' - Wenger feels signing Ronaldo would have changed Arsenal's history

The out-going Gunners boss still regrets failing to bring the Portuguese superstar to North London in 2003.

'It is a fantastic ending. My dream as a child has become a reality'

Victory in the Europa League was a dream come true for outgoing Atletico Madrid legend Fernando Torres.

# football - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Everton sack the man credited with recruiting Leicester's title-winning signings after £150m splurge

Steve Walsh is out the door with Marcel Brands arriving from PSV Eindhoven to take up the director of football role.

'People ask me about the toughest decision and it's Joe Hart'

Pep Guardiola found it difficult to call time on the goalkeeper’s Man City career.

50 masked men attack Portuguese club's players and officials at training ground Violent Scenes This post contains videos

50 masked men attack Portuguese club's players and officials at training ground

Sporting’s top scorer Bas Dost received head injuries during the incident, which comes days before the Portuguese Cup final.

'Nobody is more anxious than me to go back and nobody is more afraid than me'

Carrying Brazil’s hopes on the back of a three-month injury rehabilitation appears to be weighing heavily on Neymar.

Fifa urged to remove referee from World Cup after match-fixing ban

Fahad Al Mirdasi is due to officiate at this summer’s tournament in Russia.

# football - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Mancini ready to call on Balotelli after Italy appointment

The new Azzurri boss pledged to restore pride to the ailing national team and will consider recalling his protege.

Fabio Coentrao won't represent Portugal at World Cup 'after a very tiring season'

Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao, who spent this season at Sporting CP, says physical exhaustion prevents him from playing this summer.

Neymar nearing injury comeback for Brazil as World Cup looms

Brazil hope the PSG superstar will be back from injury for their friendly against the European nation at Anfield.

# football - Monday 14 May, 2018

How a LeBron James assist played a key role Brazil's resurgence

The attitude of the basketball icon on the big stage is what the Brazil coach has attempted to instil in his squad.

'I'll retire with this jersey' - Tevez intends to call it a day in 2019

Boca Juniors will wave goodbye to Carlos Tevez once again at the end of 2019, with the forward intending to retire.

Israeli club changes name in honour of US president Donald Trump

Trump’s recognising of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has led to the city’s biggest club renaming themselves in his honour.

Neymar tired of transfer talk amid Real Madrid, Man Utd talk

Linked with a move to Real Madrid or Manchester United, the Brazilian is focused on PSG.

# football - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Comeback falls short as five-goal Levante put paid to Barca's invincible ambitions

Levante’s Emmanuel Boateng hit a hat-trick and, although Philippe Coutinho scored a treble of his own, Barcelona’s “Invicibles” bid ended.

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