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#Global Football

# global-football - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Chile player banned after Cavani arse tickle

Gonzalo Jara’s Cope America appears to be over as a result of his recent actions.

# global-football - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Ronaldo hits back at ‘false news’ amid reports of Real rift

The rumours have been met with a strong rebuttal by the Portugal superstar.

One of Liverpool’s summer targets has reportedly agreed terms with Milan

The Colombian has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks.

Carlos Tevez is returning to where it all began

The 31-year-old is leaving Serie A club Juventus.

Brazil coach apologises after racist gaffe

A day out from Brazil’s biggest fixture since the World Cup, Dunga has been forced to say sorry.

# global-football - Friday 26 June, 2015

One of La Liga’s top strikers ‘open’ to Liverpool move

Speculation is mounting that the Reds will make a bid.

Sepp Blatter: I have not resigned

After announcing he would step down as Fifa president earlier this month, the 79-year-old has hinted he could yet stand for a sixth term.

# global-football - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Anyone fancy signing Ronaldinho on a free?*

*Provided he opts to keep playing after his latest contract was cancelled.

A former Ireland manager is among 59 applicants for the Ivory Coast job

Ex-France coach Raymond Domenech is also in the running for the coveted position.

# global-football - Thursday 18 June, 2015

CR7 is now literally out of this world

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo’s legacy will live on forever in outer space.

# global-football - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Scrappy Belarus-Spain game gets Silva lining and the rest of tonight’s Euro 2016 qualifiers

Meanwhile, Liechtenstein earned a rare point at home.

# global-football - Saturday 13 June, 2015

‘He who doesn’t love Messi knows nothing about football’

Tevez has launched a passionate defence of team-mate Lionel Messi ahead of their Copa American opener.

Albania shock struggling France thanks to a very tasty free-kick

A third defeat in four games for Didier Deschamps’ side.

Liverpool outcast returns to Celta after failing to impress Sevilla

Sevilla and Celta Vigo have agreed a deal to take Iago Aspas back to Balaidos.

# global-football - Thursday 11 June, 2015

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.”

# global-football - Sunday 7 June, 2015

13 key stats from last night’s Champions League final Fyi

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.

# global-football - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Jack Warner threatens to implicate Sepp Blatter and Fifa

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

# global-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.

# global-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.

# global-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.

# global-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.

# global-football - Sunday 24 May, 2015

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.

# global-football - Saturday 23 May, 2015

# global-football - Monday 18 May, 2015

Neville urges United to get Bale in potential De Gea deal

David De Gea is reportedly a target for Real Madrid and Gary Neville believes Manchester United should exploit that to sign Gareth Bale.

# global-football - Friday 15 May, 2015

Boca Juniors versus River Plate suspended after apparent tear gas attack

The Copa Libertadores last-16 second leg between Boca Juniors and River Plate was suspended after pepper spray was used on the visitors.

Young Argentinian footballer dies after colliding with concrete wall during match RIP

Young Argentinian footballer dies after colliding with concrete wall during match

The Argentina Football Association (AFA) has confirmed the tragic passing of Emanuel Ortega, who passed away after suffering a head injury.

# global-football - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Evra warns Suarez: I’ll shake your hand, but you’ll feel my presence!

The two players will meet again in the Champions League final on 6 June.

# global-football - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Duff could be set for League of Ireland stint after Melbourne adventure ends with release

The former Chelsea winger had a low-key injury-hit year in the A-League.

# global-football - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Guardiola: Bayern didn’t lose because of Messi

The coach said the Barcelona star was not Munich’s sole destroyer on Wednesday.

# global-football - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Belgian footballer in critical condition after collapsing on the pitch

Sporting Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens has been hospitalised amid reports that he suffered a cardiac arrest.

# global-football - Monday 27 April, 2015

Klopp could replace Guardiola at Bayern Munich, says club president

Ahead of the DFB Pokal semi-final meeting tomorrow, Franz Beckenbauer has suggested outgoing Borussia Dortmund coach could one day take over at the Bundesliga champions.

# global-football - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Man Utd may not get Ronaldo back but Memphis Depay could well be the new one

Ronald de Boer believes he is similar to a former Old Trafford star.

# global-football - Monday 20 April, 2015

Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Memphis Depay… but so have PSG

The Dutch international has been class this season.

# global-football - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Bayern’s doctor has resigned after being blamed for their defeat to Porto

The German side were beaten 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League last night.

# global-football - Friday 10 April, 2015

The final 18 seconds of THAT match have been replayed

England’s U19s women’s team drew 2-2 with Norway on Thursday.

# global-football - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Ireland up in the FIFA rankings while Wales leap into highest ever position

The latest list has been released today, with the Boys in Green up to 62nd and Chris Coleman’s men in 22nd.

Ronaldo’s staggering record continues as he reaches 300 goals in just 288 games

Real Madrid are four points behind Barcelona in La Liga after Ronaldo and James Rodriguez secured a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.

# global-football - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Luis Suarez won’t be impressed with the punishment given for this footballer’s ‘bite’

Juan Arango has been punished for a bite in Monterrey’s 4-3 win over Tijuana.

# global-football - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Neymar can reach level of Messi and Ronaldo, says Alex Ferguson

“You’ll always look at clubs like Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United to produce that kind of player.”

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