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World Cup qualifiers: Midfield trio of Sahal Abdul Samad, Anirudh Thapa and Amarjit Singh key for India The three young midfielders were excellent in tandem during the 2019 Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad…

ISL: Pratik Chowdhary set to sign for Mumbai City FC The centre-back will return to his hometown after starting his career with Air India…

Cristiano Ronaldo news: 'Maybe I can leave my career next year' - Juventus star hints at potential retirement - Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo remains unsure when he will retire, saying it could be as soon as next year or he could play into his 40s. Ronaldo, 34, has continued to star after joining the Old Lady last year, scoring 28 goals in 43 games in all competitions and helping the Italian giants win another Serie A title in 2018-19.

USWNT star Carli Lloyd nails 55-yard field goal at Eagles practice United States star Carli Lloyd nailed multiple field-goal attempts during Philadelphia Eagles practice.

Premier League news: USMNT star Christian Pulisic wouldn't go to Manchester United because of Jose Mourinho, claims former coach - National team star Christian Pulisic refused a move to Manchester United because of his father's dislike of Jose Mourinho. According Robin Walker, who coached Pulisic at non-League side Brackley Town in 2005, the Chelsea attacker never contemplated going to Old Trafford because of their former coach.

Swedish-born Hanna Boubezari earns maiden Algeria call for Nigeria clash Swedish-born midfielder Hanna Boubezari has been invited to Algeria's Women's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifying match against Nigeria. The 20-year-old, who was born and raised in Sweden by Algerian parents, is interested in representing her motherland and has been named in the squad to face the Super Falcons next week.

Neymar news: 'People are hated when they are real' - Forward posts cryptic message on Instagram - Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar fuelled rumours of a potential exit on Tuesday with a cryptic Instagram story referencing a Bob Marley quote. The Brazil star has been widely linked with move away from the Ligue 1 side, with Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid all linked to the winger.

Ousmane Dembele transfer: Agent says France star will stay at Barcelona despite several offers from big clubs - The France attacker has been linked with an exit from Camp Nou, but his representative insists that he isn't going anywhere.

Champions League 2019-20: Qualified teams, groups & knockout fixtures Goal brings you everything you need to know about the 2019-20 tournament, including which teams have qualified, fixtures and more. The make-up of the 2019-20 Champions League group stage is mostly complete, with around a quarter of the places up for grabs.

Which football club is the richest in the world? But which football club is the richest in the world? The Deloitte Football Money League, now in its 22nd edition, ranks the top 20 clubs by revenue in world football.

Hirving Lozano transfer news: Mexico star arrives in Italy ahead of €42m Napoli switch - Mexico international Hirving Lozano arrived in Italy on Tuesday ahead of his expected move to Napoli from PSV. Lozano is expected to join the Partenopei in a transfer worth a reported €42 million. The 24-year-old winger has been linked with the Naples club for much of the transfer window and completion of the deal appears close.

Transfer news: Kenny Lala says he would like an offer from Paris Saint-Germain - Kenny Lala has admitted that he is flattered by rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and would like a move to the Ligue 1 champions if the opportunity arose. The right-back impressed for Strasbourg last season, scoring five goals and recording nine assists in the league - strong attacking numbers for a full-back.

Fazio pens two-year Roma extension Federico Fazio has signed a two-year contract extension with Roma, the Serie A club have confirmed. The centre-back's fresh terms at the Stadio Olimpico run until June 30, 2021.

Andre Ayew: Ghana skipper encouraged to spend season with Swansea Swansea City forward Baston believes Ghana's Andre Ayew will boost the club's Premier League promotion hopes should he remain at Liberty Stadium.

Seyi Akinwunmi: NFF keen on youth development not U17 World Cup title "The technical crew has nothing to prove to anybody. Fifa U17 World Cup is a developmental programme and Nigeria has shown that she has the ability to win the tournament at the world stage," he said. "We have won it five times previously. But what we want is a little extra and probably even more important is the development of the players.

Vincent Kompany testimonial: Mario Balotelli confirmed for match at Etihad Stadium - Mario Balotelli has been confirmed for Vincent Kompany's Manchester City testimonial match on September 11. The 29-year-old will wear the sky blue jersey again after he played for the club between 2010 and 2013, making 80 appearances and scoring 30 goals.

AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates Match Report, 20/08/2019 PSL Match Report for AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates on 20 August 2019, includes all goals and incidents. Have your say on the game in the comments.

Awkward timing creates tension for LA Galaxy, MLS in Leagues Cup semifinal against Cruz Azul The Leagues Cup would benefit from the LA Galaxy beating Cruz Azul and making the final, but manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto has bigger concerns on the horizon.

Chawinga sisters will give Malawi edge over Kenya - Mkandawire - Malawi women's coach Abel Mkandawire believes the presence of Tabitha and Temwa Chawinga will help his side overcome Kenya. The She-Flames will face the Harambee Starlets in the African Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifier, with the first leg in Blantyre on August 28 and the return leg in Kasarani on September 1.

Patson Daka & Sekou Koita score braces as Red Bull Salzburg hit Blau Weiss Linz for seven Red Bull Salzburg outclassed Blau Weiss Linz in a friendly game with Patson Daka and Sekou Koita each finding the target twice.

Sanches outburst leaves Bayern Munich director Salihamidzic baffled The Portuguese midfielder was not shy about voicing his displeasure with his team following Friday's game against Hertha.

Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City Match Report, 20/08/2019 PSL Match Report for Mamelodi Sundowns v Cape Town City on 20 August 2019, includes all goals and incidents. Have your say on the game in the comments.

Philippe Coutinho transfer: 'Maybe he's not a world star' - Vogts questions Brazilian's move to Bayern Munich - The Brazilian joined the Bundesliga champions on Monday, but the former Germany manager has questioned the wisdom of the move.

Messi, Ibrahimovic nominated for FIFA goal of the year New Age, a Dhaka-based leading English language daily newspaper, is a major source of news of Bangladesh and international affairs.

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