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# football - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Napoli hand Juventus chance to extend lead atop Serie A after slip up

Juventus could go four points clear at the Serie A summit on Saturday after Napoli could only draw 1-1 at relegation battlers Sassuolo.

Klopp delighted as Liverpool raid Palace to pick up 'dirty three points'

But there is concern over Adam Lallana’s hamstring injury.

United bump Liverpool back out of second place thanks to Lukaku and Sanchez

Romelu Lukaku scored his 100th Premier League goal as Jose Mourinho’s side overcame Swansea City.

Unstoppable Salah marks Klopp milestone with late winner at Selhurst Park

Liverpool scored twice in the second half to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in Jurgen Klopp’s 100th Premier League game in charge.

Former England captain Ray Wilkins critically ill in hospital after suffering heart attack

The former Chelsea and England midfielder suffered a heart attack and fall at home, leading to him being placed into a coma

# football - Friday 30 March, 2018

Mourinho has 'no problem' picking Luke Shaw despite recent criticism of defender

The left-back has had a rocky relationship with his coach, but the Manchester United manager says he is still willing to play the defender

Klopp jokes about Can's Liverpool demands but insists contract talks remain 'open'

‘The situation is open, which is what we said before. As long as nothing is decided, it’s open.’

'If you compare him with normal people, they are still living at home with their parents'

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino gives his support to England midfielder Dele Alli.

# football - Thursday 29 March, 2018

World Cup referees selected - Two from MLS, none from Premier League

FIFA has announced its referees for the 2018 World Cup, and none are English.

Spurs not ruling out Harry Kane for Chelsea clash but later return date remains a possibility

Kane suffered ankle ligament damage against Bournemouth earlier this month.

Lazio director says Man United target worth 'well over' €90m

If Sergej Milinkovic-Savic does leave the Serie A side this summer it will only be for a massive price, according to Igli Tare.

Dele Alli not guaranteed to start at World Cup

The Tottenham star could face a tough fight to earn a place in England’s line-up when they meet Tunisia on 18 June.

# football - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Brazil lay down marker as Gabriel Jesus ends Germany's 22-game unbeaten run

Brazil edged past a lacklustre Germany who lost for the first time in 23 matches.

Isco nets hat-trick as Spain hit woeful Argentina for six

Without star man Lionel Messi due to injury, Argentina slipped to a 6-1 thrashing against Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano.

'I never want to see scenes like that again': Noble issues rallying cry to West Ham fans

Mark Noble wants West Ham supporters to get behind the team as they fight for survival.

'98 World Cup winner heavily critical of Pogba and Griezmann

Christophe Dugarry has called on the pair to start concentrating on France’s World Cup preparations.

'I felt jitters in my stomach' - Patrick Kluivert's son makes senior Netherlands debut at 18 Chip Off The Old Block This post contains videos

'I felt jitters in my stomach' - Patrick Kluivert's son makes senior Netherlands debut at 18

The Ajax teenager came off the bench for a late cameo in last night’s 3-0 win over European champions Portugal.

Liverpool's Emre Can hits out at 'false stories' regarding his future

Reports in England have claimed Liverpool will have to offer £200,000 a week to convince Can to stay.

'Coutinho is on the same level as Neymar'

With the most expensive player in the world out injured for today’s meeting with Germany, Brazil team-mate Dani Alves believes the Barcelona man can step up.

# football - Monday 26 March, 2018

England youth coach said I'd never play for my country – David Beckham

Prior to going on to captain England and play for them 115 times, Beckham was told as a child that he would not represent his country.

100-cap Cavani hands Giggs his first defeat as Wales boss in China Cup final El Matador This post contains videos

100-cap Cavani hands Giggs his first defeat as Wales boss in China Cup final

Uruguay claimed a 1-0 win thanks to the PSG striker, who marked the milestone by scoring the decisive goal.

Griezmann would love to play with Pogba every day... but that doesn't mean a move to Man United

Griezmann would love to play with Pogba every day... but that doesn't mean a move to Man United

The French striker wants his future settled before the World Cup.

# football - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Liverpool and Arsenal target Lemar issues come-and-get-me plea

The France international missed out on a move to the Premier League last summer but he hasn’t given up hope of earning a similar switch this time around.

# football - Friday 23 March, 2018

Rodrigo dedicates Spain goal to Canizares after death of son

The former goalkeeper represented his country between 1993 and 2006.

A bullet from Muller earns world champions Germany draw with Spain Heavyweights This post contains videos

A bullet from Muller earns world champions Germany draw with Spain

The Bayern star levelled terms after Rodrigo had opened the scoring for the 2010 World Cup winners.

Lingard's first international goal sees England defeat the Dutch on Koeman's debut

The Manchester United attacker bagged the winning goal in Amsterdam tonight.

'If I make 10 goals, they score 100' - De Bruyne tired of Messi & Ronaldo comparisons

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne considers himself to be a totally different player to his La Liga counterparts.

# football - Thursday 22 March, 2018

"He just said: 'At the moment we are not going to be offering you a contract'"

Jack Wilshere admits he was originally told he could leave Arsenal at the start of the season.

Bale becomes Wales' all-time record goalscorer with hat-trick as Giggs gets off to a winning start All Too Easy This post contains videos

Bale becomes Wales' all-time record goalscorer with hat-trick as Giggs gets off to a winning start

The Real Madrid star overtook Ian Rush with the 27th, 28th and 29th goals for his country in a 6-0 win over China.

Gerard Pique made a WhatsApp group to 'talk shit' to Real rivals over their struggles this season

“It’s especially hilarious for me right now, because now we’re up 15 points on Real in the league,” said the Barca defender.

# football - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Giggs more nervous ahead of Wales managerial debut than he ever was as a player

The ex-Manchester United winger takes charge for the first time on Thursday.

Sanchez 'expected something better' from himself after move to Man United

The Chilean has scored just one Premier League goal and has been struggling for form at Old Trafford.

Brazil legend Ronaldo reveals reason behind famous 2002 World Cup haircut

The 98-cap former international donned a unique hairstyle while going on to fire his country to their fifth World Cup title

Griezmann wants club future resolved before World Cup amid interest from Barcelona

‘I want to travel to Russia without this concern,’ says Griezmann.

# football - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

'He just has to get his head down and work. I feel he can be one of the best in the world'

Jose Mourinho’s handling of Luke Shaw has been questioned, but the Manchester United manager has the support of Ashley Young.

Former Sevilla coach Berizzo eyeing return to coaching after beating prostate cancer

Eduardo Berizzo was diagnosed with cancer last year, before being sacked by Sevilla in December.

Ronaldo: I don't just say I'm the best, I prove it too

The Real Madrid star dismissed his critics after being named the best Portuguese Player of 2017 yesterday.

# football - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Four-goal Ronaldo claims 50th career hat-trick as Real Madrid win nine-goal thriller

Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez were also on target as Real Madrid defeated Girona.

Ireland international Darron Gibson suspended by Sunderland after drink-driving charge

Darron Gibson has been suspended by Sunderland after his charge for drink-driving, with the Championship club launching an investigation.

# football - Saturday 17 March, 2018

I've not peaked yet, claims FA Cup hero Eriksen after double books Spurs' semi-final spot

The Dane scored twice for his side as they dumped Swansea out of the competition and he believes there is more to come