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Mamunul back on nat’l fold

Bangladesh coach Tom Saintfiet on Thursday recalled former national team captain Mamunul Islam to his 33-member preliminary squad for their AFC Asian Cup play-off second-leg against Bhutan, scheduled on October 10 in Thimpu…

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Yannick Carrasco (C) shoots to score his team’s winning goal against Bayern Munich during their UEFA Champions League match at the Vicente Calderon stadium on Wednesday. — AP photo

Celtic hold City in thriller, Atletico sink Bayern

Raheem Sterling netted at both ends as Manchester City were made to fight for a 3-3 draw with Celtic in a Champions League thriller on Wednesday, while Atletico Madrid once again did for Bayern Munich…

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Atletico hit new heights: Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his side’s display as one of the best in his hugely successful five-year reign in charge as Yannick Carrasco inflicted another 1-0 defeat for Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon…

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‘Fewer errors was key to fightback’

‘Fewer errors was key to fightback’

Gerard Pique said committing fewer second-half errors was the key to Barcelona’s 2-1 come-from-behind victory at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday as they proved they can win in the Champions League without injured Lionel Messi…

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Guardiola urges City to learn lesson

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expressed hope his players would learn their lesson after losing their 100 percent season record in a spectacular 3-3 Champions League draw at Celtic…

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Legia Warsaw to host Real behind closed doors

Legia Warsaw will play their next Champions League game against Real Madrid behind closed doors, European football’s governing body UEFA ruled Thursday, following crowd trouble during their last home game…

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Schuerrle frustrates Real, Leicester win again

Schuerrle frustrates Real, Leicester win again

Andre Schuerrle smashed in a late equaliser as Borussia Dortmund held Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Leicester City claimed another famous European victory…

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Third straight draw frustrates Zidane

Zinedine Zidane admitted he was frustrated at Real Madrid’s third straight draw after Andre Schuerrle’s late equaliser ensured a 2-2 stalemate at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday…

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Allardyce admits ‘error of judgment’

Allardyce admits ‘error of judgment’

Sam Allardyce admitted an ‘error of judgment’ on Wednesday after his career as England manager came to a humiliating end following controversial comments made to undercover reporters…

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Third straight draw frustrates Zidane

Zinedine Zidane admitted he was frustrated at Real Madrid’s third straight draw after Andre Schuerrle’s late equaliser ensured a 2-2 stalemate at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday…

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Former Argentina coach Martino heading to MLS

Former Argentina coach Gerardo Martino is heading to Major League Soccer after agreeing a deal with new expansion side Atlanta United FC, the club said Tuesday…

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Mourinho ready to leave Rooney out again

Jose Mourinho may leave Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United’s starting side for the second match in a row when they face Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League on Thursday..

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EPL managers accused of taking kick-backs

Eight current or former Premier League football managers were on Tuesday accused of taking kick-backs for player transfers, as part of a broader newspaper sting which led to England manager Sam Allardyce being axed…

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Zahid gives Ctg Abahani the win

Veteran winger Zahid Hossain’s solo strike in the second half gave Chittagong Abahani a narrow win against Feni Soccer Club in the JB Group Bangladesh Premier League at the Sylhet District Stadium on Tuesday…

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England coach fights to save job

England coach fights to save job

Sam Allardyce is set for crisis talks with his Football Association employers on Tuesday as the England manager fights to save his job after being caught in a newspaper sting…

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AFC congress ends in chaos

An Asian football congress was scrapped after just 20 minutes on Tuesday as members rejected its agenda in protest at FIFA barring a Qatari official from elections to its powerful new council…

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Surgery rules out De Villiers for Australia series

South African captain and star batsman AB de Villiers failed a fitness Test on Tuesday and will undergo elbow surgery which will force him to miss home and away series against Australia…

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Walcott revival gives Arsenal a Euro boost

Walcott revival gives Arsenal a Euro boost

Out of favour with Arsenal and exiled by England, Theo Walcott reached a crossroads at the end of last season and his emphatic response looks to have saved a career in danger of imploding….

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Bayern brace bruising battle

Carlo Ancelotti’s perfect start with Bayern Munich will be put to the test against Champions League runners-up Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon today in a re-run of last season’s scintillating semi-final tie….

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Barca have options even without Messi

Barcelona will travel to Borussia Moenchengladbach for their Champions League match today without Lionel Messi but the Spaniards have enough options and firepower to plug the gap left by the Argentine, coach Luis Enrique said….

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