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# football - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Manchester United aren’t ready for Champions League challenge – Hargreaves

The former midfielder, who won the competition in 2008, does not expect Louis van Gaal’s men to succeed in Europe next season, and has urged caution over a spending spree.

FIFA’s communications chief steps down in wake of TV joke about Blatter and co

“The Fifa president, secretary general and communications director are all travelling in a car. Who’s driving? The police.”

# football - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Lineker: I needed a shower after schmoozing Fifa delegates for World Cup bid

The MOTD pun-master was not shocked by the latest scandal.

Newcastle confirm McClaren appointment as Mike Ashley steps down from board

Newcastle United have confirmed that Steve McClaren is the club’s new head coach.

One former Liverpool boss has a word of warning for Brendan Rodgers

“I think he should stay and he is there to do the job. But he has to start the season really well otherwise he will be in some trouble.”

# football - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Gerrard tells Sterling: Leave Liverpool and risk becoming a squad player

The England international has so far shown little interest in signing a new contract with the Reds.

Wilshere stunned by FA charge over Tottenham chants – ‘It was just a bit of fun’

The 23-year-old faces official sanction after leading Arsenal supporters in a series of explicit songs directed at the club’s bitter north London rivals

Ibrahimovic tells Real Madrid prodigy: Grow up and get rid of your Dad

Big things are expected of Norway’s highly promising starlet Martin Odegaard.

Paul Gascoigne says Ireland fans booed Raheem Sterling ‘because they are scared’

The England legend also spoke about his battle with alcoholism.

# football - Monday 8 June, 2015

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Marouane Fellaini scored twice as Belgium beat France in a 7-goal thriller

Belgium sent a message to Wales ahead of their crucial Euro 2016 qualifier this coming Friday evening.

# football - Sunday 7 June, 2015

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13 key stats from last night’s Champions League final

The key figures and statistics from Barcelona’s 3-1 UEFA Champions League final victory over Juventus.

Bale rubbishes Ronaldo rift rumours and insists: I’m staying at Real

The Welshman says he’s happy at the Bernabeu.

# football - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Evra: I don’t want Suarez’s apologies

The old foes will meet again when Juventus face Barcelona in tonight’s Champions League final.

# football - Thursday 4 June, 2015

James Milner announced as Liverpool’s first major signing of the summer

The player has opted to leave Manchester City for the Reds at the end of his contract.

Jack Warner threatens to implicate Sepp Blatter and Fifa

The indicted former official has unleashed a startling attack on the governing body.

# football - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

How the football world reacted to Blatter’s departure

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke was fully behind the decision, saying so in a statement on its official website.

Van Persie hints at United exit for ‘family reasons’

The Manchester United striker admits he is in a ‘strange’ situation amid talks of a possible off-season departure.

‘If I’d listened to John Terry, I would have avoided drugs’

Mark Bosnich played 179 league matches for Aston Villa, winning the League Cup twice

# football - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Jose Mourinho hasn’t held back in his criticism of a Chelsea starlet

The coach was not impressed with the 19-year-old’s substitute’s role during their 1-0 win over Sydney.

# football - Monday 1 June, 2015

Ronaldinho tried a Georgie Best effort but his cheeky goal was disallowed too

Brazilian hero Ronaldinho caused a stir when he tried dispossessing a goalkeeper in the Liga MX final on Sunday.

VIDEO: Police to investigate ‘disgraceful’ Rangers-Motherwell fight

A mass fight between Rangers and Motherwell could lead to criminal prosecution with Police Scotland set to investigate.

# football - Saturday 30 May, 2015

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McDonald’s and Coca-Cola think FIFA needs to clean up its act

“I’m not perfect. Nobody is perfect. But we will do a good job together,” says Sepp Blatter.

# football - Friday 29 May, 2015

Sepp Blatter elected for fifth term as Fifa president after Prince Ali concedes

The 79-year-old has vowed to lead the organisation out of the corruption “storm” it has become embroiled in.

# football - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Rafa Benitez is a step closer to one of the most coveted jobs in football

The Spanish coach has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

‘Mario Balotelli to stay at Liverpool’

Despite a difficult season, the agent of the Italian international says the player will stay at the club.

# football - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

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Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials

“If it it wasn’t so serious it sounds like something out of a mafia movie,” FAI boss John Delaney said.

# football - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Man United target Otamendi plans to force a move away from Valencia

The Argentina international’s days at the club appear numbered, with the Red Devils waiting in the wings.

Rafa Benitez almost certain to return to where it all began

One agent believes there is a “99%” chance of it happening.

# football - Monday 25 May, 2015

From “Good night and God bless”- Bill O’Herlihy’s emotional farewell to TV Billo This post contains videos

“Good night and God bless”- Bill O’Herlihy’s emotional farewell to TV

The broadcaster died last night aged 76.

# football - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Radamel Falcao’s brief stay in England is over as United confirm striker’s departure

Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal insists David de Gea “has to say something” in order to end speculation over his future.

Rio Ferdinand: It has been the most difficult period of my life

The football world rallied around the defender following the passing of his wife Rebecca.

Brendan Rodgers: ‘If the owners want me to go, I’ll go’

The coach apologised to Liverpool’s supporters after their 6-1 thrashing at Stoke City, a defeat he described as “embarrassing”.

Mike Ashley has given Newcastle an extra incentive to win something next season

The Magpies owner broke a near eight-year silence to express his commitment to bringing success to the North-East.

A 16-year-old prodigy made his Real Madrid first-team debut last night

Martin Odegaard expressed pride after coming on as a substitute against Getafe on Saturday.

# football - Saturday 23 May, 2015

# football - Friday 22 May, 2015

United should sign Cech if De Gea leaves – Scholes

The Chelsea keeper can be like signing Edwin van der Saar.

The Premier League’s Player of the Season has been announced

There was a double success for Chelsea on the back of their comfortable title win.

Olivier Giroud hits back at ‘dull’ Thierry Henry

“I didn’t enjoy hearing it. Coming from an ex-France and Arsenal striker, it’s a shame.”

# football - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Two of Liverpool’s most promising players have been tied to long-term deals

But neither of them is Raheem Sterling.