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# football - Yesterday’s News

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# football - Yesterday’s News

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in talks over a move to Switzerland

Swiss Super League side Sion are negotiating a deal to sign the Italian, the club’s president has said.

'It was the longest 90 minutes of my coaching career' - Rodgers on nail-biting second leg

The Celtic boss found it hard to watch as the Hoops held on against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

It took 32 penalties before Derby County finally won their shootout in the League Cup last night

Scott Carson was the hero for the Rams against Carlisle United.

# football - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Sam Allardyce opens the door for John Terry's shock England return JT

Sam Allardyce opens the door for John Terry's shock England return

The Chelsea skipper could be in line for a remarkable return to international football under the new manager.

Former Argentine star Jorge Valdano relieved over Messi U-turn

Argentina World Cup winner Valdano was glad to see Lionel Messi change his mind on retirement, while also praising Edgardo Bauza.

2 more young defenders leave Man United, while another could be on his way

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson will spend the 2016-17 season on loan at Championship side Wolves, while Tyler Blackett has left permanently.

# football - Monday 22 August, 2016

'I don't understand why people say bad things about Costa' - Conte

The Chelsea boss has leaped to the defence of his striker who has been under fire for his on-field conduct.

# football - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Racial abuse temporarily stops Athletic Bilbao's match against Sporting Gijon

Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams was subject to racist chanting during his side’s opening LaLiga game, which saw play suspended.

Eddie Howe laments Harry Arter's lack of discipline after West Ham defeat

Harry Arter drew the criticism of Eddie Howe after his red card proved pivotal in Bournemouth’s loss to West Ham.

Stuani strikes twice for Boro as O'Shea joins Moyes' injury list

Alvaro Negredo impressed again for Aitor Karanka’s side.

Neymar steps down as Brazil captain after Olympic triumph

“Tite can look for another captain” – After ending Brazil’s wait for Olympic gold in men’s football, Neymar opted to relinquish the armband.

'The beginning of an agreement': Bravo misses Barcelona training as City switch looms

Pep Guardiola’s summer transfer business is almost done.

Petrov rules out return to football

The former Celtic favourite has recovered from leukaemia.

# football - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Mark Hughes accuses referee Mike Dean of 'enjoying being centre of attention'

Dean has now awarded 16 penalties since the start of last season – the most of any official in the top-flight.

Burnley stun Liverpool to claim their first league win over the Reds in 42 years

Despite 80% possession and 26 shots, Liverpool failed to break down a stubborn Burnley defence.

Victor Valdes: I felt like retiring when I was frozen out at Man Utd

Victor Valdes was banished from the senior team by Louis van Gaal having been accused of refusing to play for Manchester United’s U21s.

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Mourinho: The result could have been bigger

Mourinho insisted his team could have beaten Southampton by more than 2-0.

Germany take women's football gold

Dzsenifer Marozsan scored Germany’s opener and fired in the free-kick that led to their second as Sweden were beaten in the Maracana.

# football - Friday 19 August, 2016

Manchester United puzzle will come together - Ibrahimovic

The Swede announced himself to Old Trafford tonight.

Welbeck set to return four months earlier than expected

The Arsenal striker was expected to be sidelined for nearly a year with an injury suffered in May but is now in line to make his return at Christmas

# football - Thursday 18 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Police officers placed under investigation over death of former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson

Police officers placed under investigation over death of former Aston Villa striker

Dalian Atkinson died on Monday after being tasered.

# football - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Torres: I was portrayed as a traitor by Liverpool

The Atletico Madrid striker left the Reds for Chelsea in 2011, sparking outrage among fans.

Guardiola's treatment of Hart 'disgusting', says Barton

The England goalkeeper has been dealt with unfairly, according former Manchester City midfielder.

Mahrez will only leave for 'two or three clubs'

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has not ruled out a departure, but says it would only be for “two or three clubs” in the world right now.

# football - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Reus passes driving test two years after €540,000 fine for using fake licence

The Germany international is still recovering from the injury that ruled him out of Euro 2016.

Pirlo slams English paper for 'interview' in which he allegedly trolls Man United

The Italian was quoted as saying that Juventus were “still laughing” at Manchester United over losing Paul Pogba.

'9 times out of 10 Diego Costa would be sent off'

Slaven Bilic was not happy after seeing his side lose after a late goal by the Chelsea striker.

# football - Monday 15 August, 2016

Yaya Toure's Man City future in doubt after being left out of Champions League squad

Pep Guardiola has opted not to take the Ivorian midfielder on the trip to Bucharest, but says he has been impressed by his professionalism.

# football - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Klopp unwilling to temper title aspirations

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side can head into their season opener thinking they can win the Premier League title.

# football - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Storylines galore on Pep's debut as Joe Hart is dropped and ex-United player nets dramatic OG

Sunderland’s new signing Paddy McNair had a moment to forget after Jermain Defoe had equalised for David Moyes’ men.

Champions Leicester beaten by relegation favourites Hull in league curtain-raiser

The Foxes lost 2-1 at the KC Stadium.

Wenger: More title competitors could make it easier

The large field of contenders for the Premier League title could play into Arsenal’s hands, according to Wenger.

Klopp aims 'long balls' jibe at Wenger's Arsenal

Liverpool start their season away to Arsenal on Sunday, a place where they have only won once in the last 15 years.

# football - Friday 12 August, 2016

'More chance of ET landing in Piccadilly Circus than Leicester winning the league'

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is not optimistic that his side will retain their Premier League crown.

'I was shocked to see Higuain, he is even fatter than me'

Former Croatia star Robert Prosinecki was stunned to see the star appear overweight on his Juventus debut.

'Don't compare Arsenal's new €40m midfielder Xhaka to Vieira yet'

Ray Parlour has stressed the Swiss international has a tough task ahead if he is to match the former Gunners captain’s accomplishments.

# football - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement - Maradona

Diego Maradona believes the “weak leadership” of the AFA means Lionel Messi will not reverse his international retirement.

The first black footballer to play for Liverpool turns down MBE as it would be a 'betrayal' to Africans

Howard Gayle turned down an MBE because he felt by accepting the honour he would be letting down people who suffered under British colonial rule.

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