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  • Balotelli slams Bastia fans

    Italian striker Mario Balotelli slammed Bastia fans and accused them of making "monkey" chants throughout Friday's 1-1 draw against Ligue 1 leaders Nice in Corsica.

  • 'Iniesta irreplaceable'

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique believes there isn't another player in world football who can adequately replace what injured captain Andres Iniesta brings the Catalan giants.

  • Choton leaves camp

    Bangladesh under-16 national women's football team coach Golam Rabbani Choton and his assistant Mahbubur Rahman Litu left the ongoing training camp yesterday after a disagreement with Bangladesh Football Federation's (BFF) technical and strategic director Paul Smalley.

  • Kottan issue hanging

    The possible appointment of George Kottan as the head coach of the Bangladesh national team is seemingly hanging in the balance after the 70-year-old Austrian demanded high salary from the game's governing body.

  • Bangladesh says no

    Even though Bangladesh's women's teams have recently been doing well both at junior and senior level in international tournaments, BFF has surprisingly decided not to send the women's national team to the AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers, which will get underway in Amman on April 3.

  • FussballBild launched in Germany

    German football fans have a daily newspaper dedicated to the game for the first time with the launch of "FussballBild" ('FootballBild'), to coincide with the resuming of the Bundesliga season, on Friday.

  • Payet's car damaged

    French international Dimitri Payet's refusal to play for West Ham has led to his car being vandalised according to English tabloid 'The Daily Mail' on Friday.

  • Lyon sign Depay

    Olympique Lyonnais have signed Dutch winger Memphis Depay from Manchester United on a four and a half year contract, the French Ligue 1 club said on Friday.

  • Chelsea will not dwell on Costa

    Chelsea will bid to put the Diego Costa crisis behind them when the Premier League leaders host Hull, while title chasing Tottenham aim to maintain their hot streak at troubled Manchester City on Saturday.

  • East Timor kicked out of 2023 Asian Cup

    East Timor has been expelled from the 2023 Asian Cup for falsifying documents of several Brazilian-born footballers, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday.

  • Stunning Nainggolan volley sets up Roma win

    Radja Nainggolan scored a double, the first a magnificent volley, to lead AS Roma to a 4-0 win over Sampdoria in their Italian Cup last-16 tie on Thursday.

  • Barca end Sociedad hoodoo

    Barcelona ended a decade-long drought without winning away to Real Sociedad on Thursday as Neymar's first-half penalty handed the Spanish champions a 1-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg lead.

  • Lucas leads Liverpool

    Lucas Leiva scored a rare goal to earn Liverpool a 1-0 victory at fourth-tier underdogs Plymouth Argyle in an FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday.

  • Spurs aim to pile more misery on Man City

    Tottenham Hotspur were the first club to expose chinks in the armour of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City and the in-form north London side will seek to inflict further damage at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

  • Man Utd dethrone Real as cash kings

    Manchester United's relative failure on the pitch has not been reflected off it as for the first time in over a decade they top Deloitte's Football Money League for revenue in the 2015/16 season.

  • FIFA warns Liverpool over Matip

    FIFA warned Liverpool on Monday they cannot play Joel Matip unless Africa Cup of Nations participants Cameroon give the Premier League title-chasers permission.

  • Rafinha blow for Barca

    Barcelona's Brazilian international midfielder Rafinha is set for a spell on the sidelines after the Catalan giants confirmed he has pulled his right hamstring on Tuesday.

  • Van Gaal ends coaching career after family tragedy

    Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has ended his coaching career following a family tragedy, Dutch media reported on Tuesday.

  • Outside pressure child's play for Ibra

    Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahmovic says the pressure on him that comes from outside is like a kindergarten compared to the pressure he places on himself every time he trains or plays for Manchester United.

  • Milan recover from two-goal deficit to draw at Torino

    AC Milan recovered from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw at Torino, who also missed a first-half penalty, as the visitors finished with 10 men in a dramatic Serie A game on Monday.

  • Viola stun Juve

    Fiorentina blew a hole in Juventus's title hopes with a shock 2-1 win in Florence on Sunday as Nikola Kalinic reassured fans troubled by a possible move to China with a superb first-half opener.

  • Liverpool unlucky at 'long ball' United

    Juergen Klopp feels Liverpool were unlucky to come away with just a point from Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United, the manager claiming the home side were saved by "long ball" tactics.

  • ‘Italian title race not over’

    The Serie A title race is far from over, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri warned after a first-half opener by Chinese Super League target Nikola Kalinic paved the way for Fiorentina's shock 2-1 defeat of the champions.

  • Adebayor returns to international stage with Togo

    Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor returns to a major footballing stage for the first time since the striker's spell at Crystal Palace ended last season when he leads his country out at the African Nations Cup on Monday.

  • Bayern sign Suele, Rudy

    Bayern Munich confirmed on Sunday they have signed Germany pair Niklas Suele and Sebastian Rudy from Hoffenheim for the 2017/18 season.

  • Perisic, Eder score late to lift Inter to victory

    Late goals by Ivan Perisic and Eder completed a superb comeback for Inter Milan as they recovered from a goal down to beat Chievo Verona 3-1 at the San Siro in Serie A on Saturday.

  • Three-goal Chelsea make light of Costa loss

    Two goals from Marcos Alonso and another from Pedro helped Chelsea overcome the absence of Diego Costa to beat Premier League champions Leicester City 3-0 away and move seven points clear at the top on Saturday.

  • BFF undecided over national team coach

    The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday approved the appointment of a fitness coach and extended contract with a goalkeeping coach to work on its various teams for a short-term.

  • Spurs, Arsenal on the move

    Harry Kane plundered a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur climbed to second place in the Premier League on Saturday with a classy 4-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion.

  • Barca remove director Gratacos after Messi remarks

    Barcelona removed Pere Gratacos as their institutional sporting relations director on Friday after he claimed that Lionel Messi "would not be as good" without his teammates.

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