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The ex-England captain says former players struggle with Three Lions’ success

Some former England internationals “can’t come to terms” with the current team doing well, says Wayne Rooney. The Three Lions reached the World Cup semi-finals this summer before beating Spain in the Nations League in [Read more]

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Real Madrid appoints Santiago Solari as permanent manager

Real Madrid has appointed Santiago Solari as the club’s permanent manager until June 2021. Solari, 42, took over on 29 October on an interim basis after the sacking of former Spain manager Julen Lopetgui. He has [Read more]

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Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires at 37

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has retired at the age of 37. Cole, who came through West Ham’s youth system before spells at Liverpool, Lille, Aston Villa, and Coventry City, has played for [Read more]

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Former Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart retires at 35

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has retired, aged 35. The former Netherlands international, who played in the 2010 World Cup final defeat by Spain, enjoyed an 18-year career that began [Read more]

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Liverpool’s Shaqiri to miss Red Star Belgrade game in Serbia

Liverpool has left Xherdan Shaqiri out of their squad to face Serbian side Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday because they want to “avoid any distractions” that may be caused by the [Read more]

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Back in action: Floyd Mayweather to fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

Boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan on 31 December, after signing a deal with a mixed martial arts company. Former five-weight world champion Mayweather beat UFC’s Conor McGregor in a boxing [Read more]

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The dramatic return for Lampard: Derby knocked.

Chelsea knocked Derby out of the Carabao Cup in the fourth round as Frank Lampard’s return to Stamford Bridge as a manager ended in a dramatic defeat. Five goals were scored in a frantic first [Read more]

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 Conte, Solari, Pochettino; Who next in the Real hot seat?

The favourite to replace Lopetegui in recent weeks had been former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who has been out of management since being dismissed by the Blues in July after finishing fifth last season. But negotiations with [Read more]

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Why Julen Lopetegui sacked from Madrid.

Real Madrid has sacked Julen Lopetegui as manager after four and a half months in charge at the Bernabeu. The Spaniard succeeded Zinedine Zidane in June but the crushing 5-1 El Clasico defeat by Barcelona on Sunday was their [Read more]

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Why Marcus Rashford needs a run at center-forward – Alan Shearer

He did not exactly sparkle against Everton, managing only one shot at goal in his 65 minutes on the pitch, but I still think Marcus Rashford deserves to keep his place leading Manchester United’s attack. [Read more]