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Messi back with 2 goals as Barcelona win...

Messi back with 2 goals as Barcelona wins opener

Lionel Messi scored twice to help 10-man Barcelona start the Spanish league with a 3-0 win over Elche in the debut of coach Luis Enrique on Sunday, with the Argentina star looking eager to put last season’s disappointments behind him. Messi used a signature burst of speed to dribble free of a... read more »

Manchester United sign Di Maria for £59....

Manchester United sign Di Maria for £59.7 million

Manchester United broke the British transfer record when they completed the signing of Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria for £59.7 million on Tuesday. The 26-year-old, who has 52 caps for Argentina, signed a five-year contract after agreeing personal terms for his move from Real... read more »

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FIFA rejects Barca’s appeal agains...

FIFA rejects Barca’s appeal against transfer ban

FIFA has rejected Barcelona’s appeal against a transfer ban that would unable the club to sign players until January 2016 once the current transfer window shuts. The Spaniards were given the 14-month ban after being found to have breached rules on signing international players under the age... read more »

Arsenal win FA Community Shield

Arsenal win FA Community Shield

Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta (C) lifts the Community Shield alongside teammates Santi Cazorla (R), Tomas Rosicky (2nd R) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (L) after their 3-0 victory over Manchester City. Arsenal players celebrate with the Community Shield after a 3-0 victory over Manchester City during... read more »

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Former Brazil defender Andre Santos attacked by fan

Arsenal fans will not have fond memories of Andre Santos, but all will be disappointed to learn of the treatment meted out to the defender in Brazil. Now playing for Flamengo, the left-back... read more »

Dunga tipped to return as Brazil coach

Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has emerged as a favourite to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach of the Selecao. The 50-year-old is in talks with the country’s top... read more »

England drop in Fifa world rankings to 20th

The drop of 10 places following a poor World Cup means they are behind Bosnia-Hercegovina, Costa Rica and the USA. Spain have gone from top to eighth, with Germany leading the rankings for... read more »

Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazil coach ‘resigns’ after World Cup 2014

Scolari, 65, won the tournament in 2002 but his side could only finish fourth when hosting this year’s event. His team were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-final, their... read more »

Tears, cheers in Argentina

Buenos Aires – Argentines reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers Sunday, as clashes between hooligans and police ended... read more »