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# football - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Ronaldinho could play for Chapecoense

Club president Ivan Tozzo has raised concerns about fielding a team, although other Brazilian clubs have reportedly offered to loan players.

Santi won't be working this December! Big blow for Arsenal as injured Cazorla to miss another 3 months

Santi Cazorla has already missed six weeks of action, but is now set for another three months out.

Drogba bids farewell as Toronto complete thrilling turnaround to reach first MLS Cup final Maple Leave This post contains videos

Drogba bids farewell as Toronto complete thrilling turnaround to reach first MLS Cup final

Jozy Altidore was on the scoresheet as Toronto FC again went behind against Montreal Impact but booked their MLS Cup place in extra time.

# football - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Zinedine Zidane 'proud as a father and manager'

Enzo scored with his first shot on his Real Madrid debut in a 6-1 rout of Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey.

Mourinho: Half-time pep talk was catalyst for United win

The Red Devils were pegged back before the break against West Ham, but went on to win 4-1 to reach the EFL Cup semi-finals.

Zinedine Zidane's son handed Real Madrid debut, scores within 17 minutes Remember The Name This post contains videos

Zinedine Zidane's son handed Real Madrid debut, scores within 17 minutes

The Spanish side warmed up for El Clasico with a comfortable 6-1 Copa del Rey win over Cultural Leonesa, sealing a 13-2 aggregate triumph.

Hoeness warns 'outstanding' Lahm against early retirement

Philipp Lahm is a rumoured candidate to become Bayern Munich’s sporting director next year, but Uli Hoeness wants him to keep playing.

Zidane and Luis Enrique tangled in identity politics

Claims of Real Madrid becoming more like Barcelona or vice-versa are inevitable in a rivalry that sustains two footballing superpowers.

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Plane that crashed killing 71 people 'may have run out of fuel'

A Brazilian soccer team was among the passengers onboard the plane.

# football - Monday 28 November, 2016

Say it to my face - Boateng hits back at Bayern Munich chairman's criticism

“I can only laugh about these statements,” the defender told Sky.

Zaha switches allegiance to Ivory Coast despite two England caps

Ivory Coast have secured the international future of Wilfried Zaha, who had previously played in two friendlies for England.

Liverpool ready for teams to 'park the bus'

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool have no fears over teams sitting deep against them.

# football - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Man-of-the-match Darren Randolph delighted with Old Trafford point

The Ireland international performed impressively as West Ham earned a precious point.

Barca's Sociedad hoodoo continues and Luis Enrique's side now trail Real by six points Real Flat This post contains videos

Barca's Sociedad hoodoo continues and Luis Enrique's side now trail Real by six points

Lionel Messi’s goal rescued a point for his side who face their fiercest rivals in El Clasico on Saturday.

Diego Simeone's son on the double as Juventus fall to shock defeat In The Genes This post contains videos

Diego Simeone's son on the double as Juventus fall to shock defeat

It was a day to forget for the reigning champions who will be without Dani Alves for a lengthy spell after the defender suffered a broken leg.

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FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations

Four police forces are investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse against children in English football circles as part of a deepening scandal.

# football - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Victor Moses: 'I have definitely found a home here'

Chelsea came from behind to defeat Tottenham and secure a prompt return to the Premier League summit, with Moses scoring the winner.

Crewe Alexandra have launched a review into the historical child abuse allegations

Accusations of historical child abuse against a coach previously employed by Crewe Alexandra are to be investigated by the League Two club.

Chelsea move back on top as Moses winner hands Spurs their first league defeat

Victor Moses scored the winning goal as a Chelsea comeback handed them first place in the Premier League.

Stephanie Roche on target as Ireland women give Sue Ronan the perfect send-off Long Goodbye This post contains videos

Stephanie Roche on target as Ireland women give Sue Ronan the perfect send-off

Ireland recorded a 2-1 victory over the Basque Country at Tallaght Stadium today.

# football - Friday 25 November, 2016

Mourinho's standards have dropped - Bilic

Slaven Bilic takes his West Ham side to Manchester United on Sunday and will pit his wits against Jose Mourinho.

Jurgen Klopp: Steven Gerrard needs space to pursue his coaching career

“In the first few years at Mainz if I was training naked no-one would have seen it,” Klopp said.

Leo Messi: Barcelona are not dependent on me

The Argentinian forward scored twice to see Barca past Celtic on Wednesday night.

# football - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Chelsea game will always 'haunt' retired Liverpool great Gerrard Bad Memories This post contains videos

Chelsea game will always 'haunt' retired Liverpool great Gerrard

A costly slip in the Premier League against Chelsea in 2014 felt like a personal disaster to the Anfield legend.

Southampton's Europa League hopes suffer setback in Prague

Costa Nhamoinesu scored the only goal of the game to win his side Group K in the Europa League on Thursday.

Ankle surgery puts Gareth Bale in doubt for World Cup qualifier against Ireland

The Wales attacker’s injury looks set to rule him out for up to four months.

Klopp opens door for Gerrard coaching role at Anfield

Steven Gerrard announced the end of his playing career this morning after recently departing LA Galaxy.

Rodgers: Suarez should not have had a penalty

The Barca striker was clever to win a penalty – but it should not have been given, according to the Celtic boss.

# football - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Quaresma's filthy rabona assist sees Besiktas make last-gasp comeback Cheeky This post contains videos

Quaresma's filthy rabona assist sees Besiktas make last-gasp comeback

The Turkish club battled back from three goals down to earn an astonishing 3-3 draw with Benfica.

Scottish MP under fire for missing meeting so he could work as assistant ref in Champions League

Scottish MP under fire for missing meeting so he could work as assistant ref in Champions League

Douglas Ross was officiating at the game between Sporting and Real Madrid last night.

# football - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Pochettino cites need for change after Spurs' UCL exit

The manager felt the club would learn a lot after their Champions League exit at the hands of Monaco.

Ibrahimovic was motivated to succeed by envy and racism

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims his incredibly successful career has been motivated by “lots of people” who wanted him to fail.

US replace sacked Klinsmann with LA Galaxy boss Arena

The 65-year-old returns to take over ten years after leaving the post.

'That's the worst question I've had' - Rodgers asked about the Loch Ness Monster Facepalm This post contains videos

'That's the worst question I've had' - Rodgers asked about the Loch Ness Monster

The Celtic boss admitted he isn’t well-up on the Scottish mythical creature.

PSG furious after defender Aurier is banned from travelling to Britain for Arsenal clash

The UK authorities have revoked the Ivorian’s visa ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League game at the Emirates.

# football - Monday 21 November, 2016

Another Hawthorns hammering for Burnley as West Brom turn on the style

Having lost 4-0 on their last trip to The Hawthorns, Burnley suffered an unwelcome repeat against an inspired West Brom.

Matthaus criticises Hummels' dressing room drop-in

Mats Hummels should not have paid a visit to his former teammates ahead of Bayern Munich’s loss to Borussia Dortmund, Lothar Matthaus says.

Mata has earned Mourinho's trust, says Giggs

Juan Mata has won over Jose Mourinho with his form for Manchester United, according to the club’s former assistant manager, Ryan Giggs.

# football - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Boro boss Karanka hails goalscoring hero Costa as one of the world's best strikers

Antonio Conte says Diego Costa is about more than just goals after he fired Chelsea to the top of the Premier League.

Berahino in 'turmoil' as he returns to France fitness camp

West Brom have confirmed Saido Berahino will return to a fitness camp in France, with the player thanking the club for their support.

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